Allan N. Littman A determined and superb trial lawyer, an accomplished writer on the law, and a beloved husband, father and grandfather, died of cancer on December 20, 2010, at his home in Marin County, California. He was 81 and actively practiced law until his death. Born in England in 1929, Mr. Littman was evacuated with his mother and siblings to New York during World War II. After graduating from public high school, he returned to England to take his BA with first class honors from University College, University of London in 1949. Mr. Littman studied law at Harvard, where he met his wife Caroline. In April of 1951 they were married and the next year he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. Hired by Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro of San Francisco, he practiced with the firm for 42 years, leading his own litigation group. He tried many cases for motion picture companies, International Harvester, Potlatch Corporation, United Parcel Service and others. He was also special trial counsel to the California State Board of Accountancy and the chief trial counsel for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of San Francisco in its investigation of what later became the Lincoln Savings & Loan Corporation/Charles Keating scandal. Mr. Littman joined BartkoZankel as counsel in 2002 where he worked in major commercial litigation, including a leading California court decision against Price Waterhouse that confirmed the right of all parties to a jury trial regardless of pre-dispute waivers. An expert in litigation involving accountants, Mr. Littman recently published the book The Fraud Triangle, detailing the century-long breaches by auditors of their public trust to detect and expose fraud that played a key role in the nation's recent financial crisis. Active in community affairs and professional associations, Mr. Littman was a Trustee of the Bancroft Library, a key fundraiser for the building of the Belvedere-Tiburon library, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Caroline; his sons Jeremy, Jonathan and Peter, and their wives, Tajali, Sherry and Barbara; and his adoring grandchildren, Alex, Elizabeth, Jesse, Katherine, Nicholas and Sam, and his step-grandchildren Isaac and Felicia, and son-in-law, Anton. This fall he was deeply saddened by the loss of his daughter Victoria. He was an intellectual gentleman with ecumenical interests and impeccable style, who fiercely questioned assertions and half-truths. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and professional colleagues. A memorial in his honor will be held on January 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Legal Community Against Violence, 268 Bush Street Suite 555, San Francisco, CA 94104 .
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Agnes DeJong of Brook-field, previously of Middletown, N.J., passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on December 24 after a brief illness. Born in Wheeling, WVa. on January 21, 1919, Agnes, along with her beloved husband, Izaak (Jack) of 65 years, lived a rich life of hard work, sacrifice, religious conviction, and enjoyment. She was predeceased by her parents, Stanislaus and Alexandria; her son, Richard; and eight brothers and sisters. She leaves fond memories for Jack; son, Leendert and wife, Maryellen; daughter-in-law, Leigh; grandchildren, Thomas and Margaret; and many nieces, nephews and friends to enjoy. For some 17 years ,she was a manager of the former Two Guys Department Store in Middletown. Agnes and Jack were avid square dancers with membership in the Middletown Ramblers and Pine Square Clubs. While in Middletown, she actively participated in local senior groups including those at St. James, Red Bank, Middletown and Holy Family. Agnes very much enjoyed spending time with all of her friends including the Middletown "exercise bunch" and the folks at the Village at Brookfield Common, where she participated in many activities. A wake is planned for Wednesday, December 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, CT. A Mass will be held on Thursday, December 30 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Red Bank, N.J. with burial immediately following at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown, N.J. Friends and family are welcome. Flowers or a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Agnes, would be most appreciated by her family.
ALBERT DOUGLAS AUSTRIA, 59, a native resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away on December 25th, 2010.. Services have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.
Albert Carusio, 89, of Vacaville, formerly Pleasant Hill, passed away on Dec. 21., He was born in Calistoga, Calif., on Dec. 15, 1921., A funeral will be held at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Pastor Donald O'Keefe will officiate., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.
Alex G. Sarad, Jr. 1926 - 2010 Alex G. Sarad, Jr., retired oil and gas man and citrus farmer, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, at home in Bakersfield, of complications from lung cancer. He was 84 years old and enjoyed a rich life filled with love, affection and adventure, and passions for travel, entertaining and water sports. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Intimate Theatre, 2030 19th Street. Alex's ashes will be interred at the Bakersfield National Cemetery near Bear Mountain. Donations in Alex's memory may be made to Bethany Services (1600 E. Truxtun, Bakersfield 93305;, ), which operates the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter. Alex was born in Roswell, New Mexico on September 23, 1926, the first of three children. His Greek immigrant father, Alex Sarad, Sr. and mother, Blanch moved their family to Bakersfield in 1936, where Alex graduated from East Bakersfield High School in 1944. Alex joined the US Army Aircorp in 1944. While stationed as a young airman in Central Illinois, he met his first wife, Jane Hardinger, whom he married in September 1945. After Alex completed his military service in 1947 the couple moved to Bakersfield where they lived for most of their 50 years of married life and raised their four sons. Like his brother, Mickey Sarad and sister, Alys Watt who predeceased him, Alex was a self-made business man. He spent most of his professional life in the oil and gas industry, first with Tidewater Oil Company and its successors, and then with Belridge Oil Company, before opening an independent oil and gas brokerage in Bakersfield. Alex and Jane also owned and operated a citrus and olive ranch north of Bakersfield from 1966 until their retirement in the mid-1990s. Alex spent several years a consultant advising Middle Eastern and North African clients on arid land farming techniques used in California. Alex was proud of serving on the boards of civic and private organizations, including several water districts, the Bakersfield Chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and several boy scouting organizations. In honor of his service as President of the Lost Hills Water District, the organization named their facility the Alex G. Sarad Pumping Plant. Upon retiring Alex and Jane moved first to Long Beach, California and then to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where they lived aboard their sailboat to pursue Alex's life-long passion for sailing. They lived there until Jane passed away in 1996 shortly after celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Following Jane's death Alex returned to Puerto Vallarta. There he met his second wife, Rose Marie, who also lost her first spouse in 1996. Alex and Rose, a kindred spirit and fellow sailor, lived in Puerto Vallarta until moving back to Bakersfield several years ago. In their nearly 14 happy years together, Alex and Rose enjoyed entertaining, celebrating life, family and friends, and reminiscing about their first spouses. In Alex's year-long, courageous battle with cancer he was a source of inspiration to his loved ones, never complaining, and always uplifting their spirits with his wry sense of humor and unending commitment to living life to its fullest. In addition to his wife, Rose Marie, and four sons, John, Michael and Matthew, all of Bakersfield, and Nicolai of New York City, Alex is survived by eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and his faithful canine companion, Sir Harry Potter.
Alice "Sandy" Palmer 79, of Yuba City passed into the arms of the Lord on December 25, 2010. Born in Fallen, NV, Sandy came to the Yuba Sutter area with her family in 1946 and remained a local resident for 64 years. She is survived by three daughters: Gail Mann and Barbara Wickersham, both of Yuba City and Christie Mullins of Chico; a sister, Loveta Thrailkill of Nevada; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to whom she was known as "GiGi." Sandy worked at Andy's Drive-In as a car-hop in the 50's and during this time was crowned the first Miss Yuba City. She later worked for a local surgeon as a bookkeeper. In the late 70's, she found her niche working for Sutter County as the Public Guardian and Conservator until retiring in 1993. She remained active by chairing the local branch of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); was chairperson for 10 years for the local March of Dimes; a past member of Quota Club and The Business for Professional Women; and a member of the local Republican Women's Group. Since her love for caring for people never left her heart, Sandy kept several clients under conservatorship on her own time. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City for many years and later became a member of Hope Point Nazarene Church in Yuba City. A private burial will be held for family and an open Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 3rd at 11:30 at Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 N. George Washington Blvd, Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the local NAMI branch or the local March of Dimes. Send Condolences at
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Alvin Lynch, 79, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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Patricia J. Ambrose, 83 RANCHO BERNARDO -- Pat passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, December 23, 2010. Born in Eagle Rock, California, .....
Amos Roulette went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2010. His wife, Patti, held his hand as he made his journey and said goodbye to her beloved, the love of her life. Amos was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 18, 1936 to Irene and Amos Emery Roulette. He graduated top of his class from USC in 1960 and received his doctor's degree in Pharmacy as well as the Carter Cannon Award for being the outstanding student. He was a highly regarded pharmacist for 50 years and his greatest joy was helping others. He was a man of many talents which included photography, skiing, fishing and golfing. He marched in the Pasadena All City Band, playing his trumpet at the Rose Bowl Parades. He loved his church and served on the council at Desert Chapel for many years. He is survived by his wife, Patti, of 42 wonderful years and four beautiful children; Cheri Smith, Charles Quint, Cindy Hitson and Mark Roulette. Also, survived by his grandson, Bradley, and his granddaughters, Arika, Kristine, Jesika, Jessica, Kristina and Kathryn; his sister, Marge Romero, and his brother, Ed Roulette. He spread joy to all those around him and his laugh was contagious. He loved Trojans football and even made the first "God is a Trojan" button. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was truly a loving, kind and generous man. His words to us are, "Rejoice and know I am with the Lord." A memorial service will be held on January 8, 2011 at 11:00am at Desert Chapel, 630 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Desert Chapel. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:
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ANNIE JONES FEB 18, 1932 - DEC 23, 2010 Loving wife of Bert Jones. Married 49 wonderful years. Mother of five children, Clifford Jones, married to Terry, two children, Anthony & Gimmie; Teje Clark, three children, Kenny, Emerson & Wyatt; Michael Jones married to Ana Maria; Donald Jones, married to Martha, four children, Alex, Kristina, Marissa & Madison; Dorothy Earhardt, married to David, six children, Sean, Frankie, Summer, David Jr., Shayla. Last but not least, Annie's namesake, Little Annie; and one great granddaughter, Rachel, from granddaughter Gimmie.
Anthony Joseph Adami Passed away peacefully on December 27 at age 93. Tony has been reunited with Mary, the love of his, life for 63 years. Born in Baveno, Italy, raised in Oakland and a grad of Fremont HS. Served his country in WWII in the Second Infantry Division and witnessed the second wave of the Normandy invasion. Married Mary Phalin in 1945 in Wisconsin after a two year wartime `love letter' courtship. Tony, known affectionately as Pop, leaves two sons, their spouses; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Timothy & Kathy of Donner Lake; their children Danelle and Devin(Alisha), Terry & Michele of Alamo and daughters Carly(Jim Rabuco) & Marissa(Sean Nakahara) Lindsay(Kris Brownell) & Breanne, Giovannini. Mia, Emily, Logan and Carson are the `greats' who will be told the stories of Pop's great love for his family, St. Leander Church, the Oakland Raiders and A's, the Santa Clara Broncos, his Sons In Retirement pals, Toscana sourdough bread, his gardening expertise and his stylish outfits on the golf course. With a flick of the wrist a 'Manhattan' awaited any guest in Tony's San Leandro home. A private family `Celebration of Life' will be held with interment at Holy Sepulchere Cemetery. The family requests donations to St. Leander Church, 474 W Est udillo Ave. San Leandro, Ca. 94577 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; 1700 Owens St # 190 SF 94158 Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, Ca. 94577.
ARGONNE JEANNE COLLIER JUL 27,1922 - DEC 25, 2010 There will be private services for the family at Turlock Memorial Park 575 N. Soderquist Rd. Arrangements entrusted to Turlock Funeral Home 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Please leave your condolences at:
AUDREY REINEKE JUL 15, 1912 - DEC 25, 2010 Audrey Reineke was born to Charles and Olive Carolus on July 15, 1912, in Modesto, Calif. She went to be with her Lord on December 25, 2010. She graduated from Prescott School and Modesto High School. In April, 1931, Audrey married Harold Reineke. They farmed in the Modesto area for many years and in 1995, Harold and Audrey sold their farm and moved into town. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Modesto, and a charter member of both Dry Creek Community Church and Prescott Grange. Audrey is survived by her son, Don Reineke (Marilyn) of Merced, eight grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Reineke; a son, Merlyn Reineke; a daughter, Carol Jean Pfaffenberger, and a granddaughter, Barbara Carol Reineke. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel, 12th and G Streets, Modesto. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31 at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel. Private interment will be at a later date. Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, or a favorite charity.
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Clarence L. Baker Resident of Orinda Age 89. Service: 9am, 12/30/10 at Mt. View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. Sign condolence book at: oakparkhillschapel.com .....
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Joan Clare Bokanich July 14, 1922 ~ Dec. 27, 2010 Resident of Livermore Joan passed away, after a long illness, on Monday, Dec. 27, .....
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Burum, Barbara Jean June 20, 1928 - December 19, 2010 (nee Rost) Beloved wife of Peter Franklin Burum (deceased), married 63 years. Dearly loved mother of Douglas P. Burum of Acton, MA (Karen), DruAnn A. Crouch of San Gabriel, CA (Brabston), and Kimberly J. Johnson of San Carlos, CA (Kent). Devoted grandmother to Bethany, Ben, and Courtney Burum, Natalie and Olivia Crouch, and Peter and Rex Johnson. Sister of Shirley MacArthur (Hebbard). Sister-in-law of JoAnn Ensign. Attended USC, where she was a member of the Alpha-Chi-Omega sorority. Member of the National Charity League. Born in Fulton, IL and raised in Huntington Park, CA. Barbara resided in San Marino, CA for more than 25 years, and in Laguna Beach, CA and Laguna Niguel, CA for 20 years. Services at 11:30 AM Saturday, January 8, at Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. 626-799-6161. If so desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the (http://www.strokeassociation.org).
Passed away suddenly on Thursday December 23, 2010 at the age of 61. He is a beloved father of four, Ashley, Jerrod, Gabrielle, and Nicholas. Loving brother of Barbara Holtemann and Marc Unowitz. Uncle to Debbie, Randy, Steven, and Kyle. Son of the late Meyer Unowitz and Laura Kaye. Barry was a hard worker, and an adventurous spirit. He loved boating, and being with his children more than anything in the world. Barry was a dedicated finance and general manager in the automobile business for more than 30 years and many would say he was the best there ever was. The business will never be the same without him. Barry will be greatly missed by family, friends, and colleagues alike. Memorial services will be held on Thursday December 30, 2010, 2:30 p.m. at Green Valley Mortuary, 610 Coloma Street in Folsom. Virtual guestbook and directions to facility may be found at www.greenvalleymortuary.com.
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Benito Bustamante 85, of Brown Valley passed away December 28, 2010. There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
Bernard Apotheker, age 68 of Danbury, passed away on December 26, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Sylvia and Maurice and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Audrey; their son, I. Erik, his wife Ruth and granddaughters Ellen and Judith of Bethel; their daughter Sharon, her fiancï¿½ Christopher Pomeroy and sons Kyle and Colby of Woodbury; brother Gary and companion Lynne Grant of Brisbane, Ca; nieces Deborah Hollander, Susan Denner and her husband John; nephew David Hollander, his wife Emy and son Cooper; cousins and countless friends. Following a family graveside service the family will sit Shiva at Bernard's home Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9. Tribute gifts to Danbury Hospital Development Foundation or Bethel Health Care Rehab Therapy Department would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.
Betty H. Bogart Resident of Saratoga Passed away Dec. 27, 2010 at the age of 89. Betty was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. She lived in Saratoga for 65 years with her husband, Andy and were very active in their community. Betty found joy in gardening, trailer traveling and spending time with her 6 grandsons, who "as for as I know, never spent time in jail". She is survived by daughters Gayle and Christy and son Todd and daughter-in-law Chris, 6 grandsons and 7 great grandchildren. Send her your hugs. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Parkinson's Institute of Sunnyvale, CA. Gravesite service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30th at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, CA.
Betty Jo Milsap, age 74, passed away peacefully, with family members by her side, at Adventist Health hospital on December 20, 2010 in Hanford, Calif., One of eight children, Betty was born on August 2, 1936 to Jake and Margret Harless, of Sweetwater, Tennessee. Her siblings, two brothers and five sisters, are all deceased., In 1962, Betty and her children moved to Hanford, Calif. When her children grew up, Betty moved to Visalia where she worked as a dietician for Visalia Convalescent Home for many years. After retiring, she returned to Hanford to be closer to family., Betty is survived by three daughters, Sheila Meier, Margret Rodriguez and Rita Weitzel, all of Hanford; one son, Kenneth Milsap, of Athens, Tenn. Betty is lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews She is preceded in death by one daughter, Cora Milsap Garcia., Please join us in remembering Betty's kind heart, giving spirit and warm soul that touched so many lives., On January 3, 2010 there will be a viewing at People's Funeral Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. followed by a gravesite service at Grangeville Cemetery at 2 p.m., In lieu of flowers, please mail donations to 3132 N Aspen, Hanford CA.
Betty June Pyle Davidson was born on Dec. 16, 1925, in Lynwood, Calif., to Guy and Agnes Pyle. She ascended to her Heavenly home on Dec. 15, 2010., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Andy Davidson; sister, Marge Kahlo; and parents, Guy Pyle and Agnes Swift., Betty was taught by her father to love nature and the beauty of the outdoors. She enjoyed a passion for gardening and exercise, playing tennis into her eighties. Betty lived her adult life in Bakersfield, Calif., where she spent many hours at the Bakersfield Racquet Club helping her husband, Andy, teaching tennis camps and working in the tennis pro shop and soda fountain., Following retirement, they moved to Port Hueneme, Calif. She is survived by her loving sister, Laurie Hill (Dean); daughter, Andrea Christiansen; son, Bill Davidson (Jan); as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Remembrances may be sent to Buena Vista Hospice, 143 Triunfo Canyon Road, #103, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Private family services will be held following the holidays.
Billie Jean Ion, of Cayucos, was born in October 1933 in Oklahoma, and died peacefully after her long battle with cancer at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at home. She had enjoyed her last days with immediate family. Billie is survived by her three daughters Cheryl Starling of Morro Bay, Kathleen Gerber of Atascadero and Lisa Mankins of Cayucos; two sons Walter and Dennis Wells of the San Joaquin Valley; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Ion; and other family members and friends. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Cayucos Cemetery. Friends are invited to join us for the service and celebration of her life immediately following at 174 "J" St. in Cayucos.
Brenda Denee Romby, 53, of Suisun City, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22. She was born on Oct. 26, 1957., A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at True Love Baptist Church, 1956 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield.,
(1963 - 2010) Brenda, at the young age of 47, has left this earth to be with her savior Jesus Christ. She passed away in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Dec. 15, 2010., Brenda was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and devoted wife. She found joy and happiness in living life to the fullest, and cherished her family and friendships. Brenda could light up any room with her smile., Born on Dec. 6, 1963, Brenda was a longtime Oxnard resident graduating from C.I.H.S. in 1982 and from ITT in 1997. After raising her sons, she met and married her husband, James (Tony) Stackhouse. A few years later they moved to New Mexico in 2005 where she followed in her father's footsteps and became a school bus driver. Brenda enjoyed driving the students and was loved, respected and adored by all the kids, parents and her co-workers at the Rio Rancho School District, so much they have decided to retire her school bus number, in her memory., Brenda's greatest love were her sons, who as a single mother, raised two boys to be good Catholic, honest and respectful men. She was so proud of them and their families. Brenda was proud to be the mother of two United States soldiers., Brenda is survived by her husband, James Stackhouse; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Valerie Robles, Hank and Kasia Robles; five grandchildren, Kaila, Cadence, Callie, Gavin and Ariel; her parents, Arturo and Amelia Rivera, Sr.; brother, Art Rivera, Jr (Lisa); sisters, Sally Trevino (David), Sharon Rosendo and Micaela Rivera; her loving extended family, more friends than anyone could ever ask for and lastly her beloved dog, "Stupy.", Funeral Services honoring the life of Brenda Rivera Stackhouse will begin with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St. Anthony's Church, 2511 South "C" Street in Oxnard, with final viewing to be concluded at 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North "H" Street in Oxnard. For map and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
Brian Robert Wold 1978 - 2010 Chapel Services for Brian Robert Wold will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd. Born in Ottumwa, Iowa on December 25, 1978, Christmas morning to Sue Ellen Swaim and Daniel Ray Wold. Brian grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa and attended Ottumwa High School. After graduation he attended Simpson College from 1997 - 2000 and then transferred to the, . He graduated from the University of Iowa, Henry Tippie School of Business, Iowa City, Iowa in 2002 with a degree in Marketing. After graduation Brian moved to Los Angeles, California and worked for Pitney Bowes from 2002 - 2004. While working at Pitney Bowes he met his beautiful wife Kamarie Ann McGrew through her brother-in-law. He then took a new job for Eli Lilly and Company and moved to Bakersfield, California as a Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist for the Bakersfield Territory. Having a very successful career and managing a large geographic territory, Brian achieved top 10% sales in 2006 and 2nd highest trial rate in California out of 60 reps in new product launch. He took his territory from 481st in ranking to 188th in his first nine months with Eli Lilly. He married Kami McGrew on May 26, 2008 on a Wedding Cruise on Carnival Lines out of San Diego, California. Brian is survived by his wife, Kami; sons, Carson Freng, eight years old and Tayden Wold, 19 months. Also surviving Brian are his brother, Cody Bedford, 27 years; sisters, Amy Wold- Schlotter, 27 years, Lauren Bevan, 15 years old; both parents and grandmothers, Dorothy Wold, 94 years old and Patty Peebler, 74 years old. Brian was an avid sports fan and loved the Hawkeyes, Bears and Cubs, every chance he got he would go to Iowa City to watch his beloved Hawkeyes. Brian and Kami ask that any donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to an educational fund set up for Tayden Wold and Carson Freng at Wells Fargo, City of Hope, or, . Greenlawn Mortuary
Bridget McCarthy, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard on Monday evening, Dec. 21, 2010., Bridget was born in Wexford, Ireland on July 16, 1920. From there her travels took her to England, New York City, and finally Camarillo where she and her pre-deceased husband, Timothy McCarthy, spent their golden years in the company of many loving friends., Bridget is survived by her son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Cecilia; two grandchildren, Aimee (Chad) and Justin (Katherine); two great-grandchildren (Nicola and Declan); and three sisters who still reside in Ireland., Rosary/Mass will be held at Padre Serra Church on Thursday, Dec. 30. The Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make your donations to the "Sister Servants of Mary" Convent, 140 North G St., Oxnard, CA 93030. Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 805-482-1166.
BRUCE E. BLAKELY JUL 28, 1934 - DEC 22, 2010 Bruce Blakely, a long time resident of Riverbank, passed away peacefully on December 22, at the age of 76, surrounded by his loving children and wife. Bruce was a graduate of Oakdale High School and was an active member of the Riverbank community for more than 60 years. He managed Copeland Lumber for 35 years; was a longtime volunteer for the Riverbank Fire Department, and also served as a member of its Board of Directors. Bruce had been active in the Riverbank Lions Club, the Riverbank Historical Society, the Riverbank Man of the Year/Citizen of the Year Club and served on the advisory committee to the Riverbank High School ROP program. He had also served as a Riverbank City Councilmen from 1966-1970 and was the first Riverbank Man of the Year in 1962. Bruce was predeceased by his first wife Norma Blakely. He is survived by his second wife Karen Blakely; his children Marilyn Blakely-Smith and son-in-law Steve of Modesto; Beth Blakely, D.C. of Sacramento; and Kurt Blakely and daughter-in-law Kaye of Stockton; grandchildren Melissa Smith and fiancee' Ryan Michels and Amanda Smith of Modesto, Dina Marawala of Hayward, and Brooke and Carter Blakely of Stockton. He is also survived by brothers, Jim Blakely and sister-in-law Edna of Easton, Maryland and Larry Blakely and sister-in-law Darlene of Portland, Oregon. Additionally he is survived by three step children, Diane Ricci and husband Ron of Bellevue, WA; Charlotte Mossgrove of Glennallen, AK, and David Thomas and wife Kelly of Denver, CO, 11 step grand- children and 1 step great grandchild. Bruce loved spending time with his family and many friends, following sports, playing cards, and traveling. He will be deeply missed by all. Private services for the family will be held. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Thursday, December 30 at noon at the Oakdale Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Road, Oakdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Riverbank Historical Society, 3237 Santa Fe, Riverbank, CA 95367.
Bruce G. Bernard, 66, of Bella Vista died Monday at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
Aras, Bruno August 23, 1921 - December 19, 2010 Born August 23, 1921 in Kaunas, Lithuania, Bruno Aras (89) passed away peacefully in his home in Thousand Oaks on December 19, 2010. Bruno graduated from University of Hanover, Germany in 1949 with a degree in Architecture. He immigrated to the United States where he met and married his wife, Mary Egle Aras in 1950. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio where their two children, Ruta Kristina Aras and John Algis Aras were born. Bruno worked for various architectural firms before moving to Washington, D.C., where he opened up his own company, Aras & Asscociates (1969-1977) in Silver Spring, Md. In 1978 Bruno and his wife headed to California where he worked for many years as a Principal Architect for The Ralph M. Parsons Company in Pasadena. Bruno worked as an architect, engineer and contractor on many award winning projects until he retired in 1985. He leaves his wife, Mary Egle Aras, daughter, Ruta Aras-Taksen of Calabasas, son, John Aras of Annapolis, Md., and grandchildren, Evan and Emily Aras and Matthew Taksen. He enjoyed soccer, tennis, fishing, camping, his dog Duke, painting, traveling, building projects and spending time with his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, 2718 Saint George Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90027
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ROBERTS, CYNTHIA M. San Diego 2/22/60 - 12/23/10 12/30/10 at 10 a.m. Christ the King Catholic Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141
Carol Jean Guiton March 26, 1934 - December 16, 2010 Carol joyfully went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on December 16, 2010. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born to Duane and Helen Martinson on March 26, 1934, in Wall, South Dakota. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Dick Guiton, son Mark (Susan) Guiton, daughters, Sheri Guiton, Vicki (Dale) Simpson, Lori (Tony) Ramirez, 13 grandchildren, two great granddaughters, sister, Judy (Chuck) Varnum, Uncle Marty Martinson, along with nephews, nieces and many cousins... all of whom adored her. Carol had a dedicated prayer life and a strong commitment to the Lord, something that was so special and important to her. She was lovingly devoted to her family and friends. She was an active member of Riverview Golf and Country Club. She loved to travel, golf, play bridge with her bridge group of many years and motor home with her husband and friends. During her lifetime she was involved in many activities with her children and grandchildren. Carol participated in several volunteer programs. She was full of love, joy, and positive encouragement. She will continually be an inspiration to all who knew her. She is deeply loved and will be truly missed until we see her again. Please join us as we celebrate Carol's life at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 17, 2011, at Riverview Golf and Country Club, 4200 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. The memorial service is open to all who knew and loved her. In lieu of gifts and flowers, contributions in Carol's memory may be made to The Good News Rescue Mission/House of Hope, 2842 South Market St,, Redding, CA 96001, Restoration Enterprise, 3300 Veda St., Redding, CA 96001, or a charity of your choice. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Mrs. Carol Ann Marrs Resident of Fresno, CA 75, passed away December 24, 2010. Visitation will be held at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, Ca from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Boice Funeral Home, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to , 2222 W. Shaw #202, Fresno, CA 93726.
Of Santa Rosa, CA passed away at age 90 on December 20, 2010. Born August 9, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas, she graduated from Texas State Teachers College in 1942. She married C. A. Skiles, Jr. who died in 1975. From that marriage she is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In 1984 she married Roger J. Sherron, Jr. and is survived by him; four step-children and eight step-grandchildren. She was an active member of P.E.O., an avid tennis player into her 80's and an accomplished world-traveler. She loved her family and her family loved her. At her request, no services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Educational Fund of the P.E.O. Foundation, Cottey College, 1000 West Austin, Nevada, MO 64772 or Sutter VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Cecil G. Moore, 68, of Igo died Monday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Bennett, Charles A., 81, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away on12/15/10 due to re-occurrence of cancer. As a younger man Chuck loved to race motorcycles, including with the likes of Steve McQueen and Lee Marvin on Catalina. He was a talented musician, artist, craftsman, avid fisherman and
Charles Box Sr., 76, of Beaumont, Calif. passed away December 20, 2010 of natural causes. He was born January 15, 1934 to John and Juanita Alvarado Box in San Juan, Texas. Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 with the rank of PFC. He married Elsa Barron on January 13, 1968 in Imperial, Calif. He was self employed in custom construction for 35 years. Charles is survived by his wife, Elsa B. Box of Indio, Calif.; sons, Charlie Box Jr. of Cathedral City, Calif., Edward Box of Coachella, Calif., Johnny Anthony Box of Indio, and Jose Francisco Box of La Quinta, Calif.; sisters, Dora Rodriquez of Indio and Linda Ponder of Utah; and brothers, Oscar and Adam Box. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Florinda Silva. Memorial services will be held at 5:30 PM on December 29, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Indio.
Charles Edward Philip, 3/23/1940 - 12/20/2010, Passed away December 20, 2010 after a short battle with brain cancer. Charles was born on March 23, 1940 in Anguilla, Mississippi, to the late Mary Jane Philipp and George Stanford Evans. His parents; Brothers Herbert, Robert, Dwight, George, Eugene and Raymond; and Cousins Louis and I.D preceded him in death., Charles served in the, for 26 years, attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. During his exemplary military career he was recognized with numerous awards and commendations. He retired from the Air Force December 31, 1984., After retirement Charles started a second career with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, where he held numerous positions, retiring in 2004 after 19 years., Charles' adventurous spirit and respect for history led him to join and remain active in the Buffalo Soldiers Association. He was passionate about sharing the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, serving as president for many years. He also loved good food, horses, travel, sports and exploring flea markets and increasing his inventory of tools., His greatest joy was being "Papa" to Maya and Nikola. Charles' life will be cherished by his wife of 48 years, Susie; two sons: Anthony and his wife Becky of Lincoln, California; and George and his wife, Laureen of Folsom, California; four granddaughters: Maya and Nikola Philipp and Melissa and Miranda Williams; one brother, Anthony Richardson of Greenville, Mississippi and his aunt Carrie Bell Johnson of Anguilla, Mississippi., A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, CA 95620. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Rd., Roseville, CA 95747. Memorial contributions may be made to the , Sacramento Unit at 1765 Challenge Way #115, Sacramento, CA 95815. Condolences may be mailed to Lambert Funeral Home, or online at
CHARLES HARRIS, 80, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
Charles Jerome Pfister, "Charlie," died in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 in Ventura. He was 50 years old., Charlie was born on Jan. 9, 1960 in Sacramento. As a boy he lived in California, Japan, Spain and Illinois. He moved to Ventura in 1974. Charlie was an accomplished surfer and loved to be near the ocean. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in geography. He worked as an environmental tester in the oil industry. Charlie is survived by his sisters, Anne Minks and Mary Pfister, both of Oregon. Charlie will be remembered for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor.
Charles "Chuck" Maxfield March 8, 1947 - December 25, 2010 Chuck was born in Moscow, ID. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Sue, four sons, one daughter, 17 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Chuck was last employed by Sierra Pacific as a truck driver. Chuck enjoyed family time and fishing. He was a Christian man that loved to serve the Lord. He will be missed by many friends and family. Viewing will be held at Allen & Dahl on Eureka Way, Wednesday December 29, from 4-7 pm and also Thursday from 9-10:30 am. Funeral service will be Thursday December 30, at 11:00 am held at Allen & Dahl. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Christina Renee Villalpando October 31, 1969 - December 24, 2010 Chris Villalpando loving mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter, sister and friend to many people passed away on December 24, 2010 with her loving family and friends by her side. She was preceded in death by her uncles, Mark and Mickey Cervantes. Chris is survived by her loving husband of 19 years Hector; six children: son, Alexander, daughter, Alexis, daughter, Renee Anaya; and sons, SFC Hector Villalpando Jr., SGT Matthew Villalpando, CPL Victor Villalpando; parents, Jorge and Belina Cervantes; sisters, Christal Wuest and husband Derek, Angelica Cervantes, Georgina Cervantes; grandparents, Jose and Alice Gonzales, Angelica Cervantes; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and cousins. Christina was blessed to be born to Jorge and Belina Cervantes on October 31, 1969. She met her husband Hector at Beverly Manor where they both had worked. Hector and Chris later continued working together at Kern Medical Center. After nine years as the OR medical scheduler for Kern Medical, Chris eventually became a stay at home mom after the birth of her daughter, Alexis. She enjoyed raising her children and was involved with their schools. She was also there to attend and support her children in their sports activities of baseball and soccer. There was never a day that ended for her; she lived life to the fullest. Chris had numerous friends that meant a lot to her. She was always there for them and they were there for her. She was a gift to Jesus on Christmas Eve day. Jesus has accepted her and brought her home to be in the house of the Lord. She is at rest and in peace. Chris will be missed by her family and friends. She will forever be in our hearts and prayers. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 29th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with Rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Basham Funeral Care (873-8200). Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 30th, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
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Conrad Canlas Born: 3/29/29 - Died: 12/30/07 Not a day goes by without you in our thoughts. You are always in our hearts. We miss you. Remy and the entire Canlas family
Geller, Cynthia November 2, 1956 - December 27, 2010 Beloved mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and best friend. Survived by daughter, Samantha, sister Linda (Steve) Carvel, Nieces Julie Carvel & Amie (Brian) Lee, Nephew Adam (Des) Carvel, and great nieces Pennie & Kate. Loved and supported by ex-husband/friend Henry Geller. Services to be held at Hillside Memorial Park, Thursday December 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the ASPCA.
Raised in Petaluma, CA, born April, 3, 1975 at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, passed away in her sleep on December 23, 2010. She was 35. We mourn the loss of such a vibrant wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Devoted wife to Dylan James Oberdick. Mother to four beautiful children, Tiana, Jacob, Jesse and Josiah. Daughter of Antoinette and Peter Visser. Sister to Anjannette, Gretchen and Edgar Junior. Aunt of Erin Anne, Ryan, Kimberlee and Caitlin, as well as friend to many. She will be forever in our hearts, and we will never forget her. Viewing will be December 30 at 11:00 a.m., with funeral services to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Adobe Creek Funeral Home, Petaluma, CA.
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ZIMMERMAN, DAVID In Memoriam July 14, 1950 to Dec. 29, 1990 Before you left us you wrote, "Remember me in my final home, nestled high among the regal pines... and in nature abounding, surrounding my own windy point..." Your dream lives on Gone but not forgotten and missed more than words can express. Your loving family Denise, Sarah and Rachel
PORTER, DEBRA E November 30, 1952 to- December 23, 2010 Deb E. Porter was born in Havre, Montana in 1952. Deb is survived by her sister, Jeanne E. Porter Brubaker, brother, Bob H. Porter along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Debra passed on December 23, 2010 with a long and courageous battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, contributions are welcome to the UC San Diego Foundation for the benefit of the Moore's Cancer Center at 9500 Gilman Drive, #0940, La Jolla, CA 92093-0940. In memo portion indicate "In memory of Deb Porter".
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SWEET, DONNA JEAN of Poway, CA 03/02/1936 - 12/24/2010 Service 01/04/11 at 1:00 p.m. Poway-Bernardo Chapel Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
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Bernard "Barney' Daehler Resident of San Lorenzo Barney Daehler, 90, of Yakima, WA passed away Mon., Dec. 27, 2010. Barney was born in Minonk, .....
Daniel Avila, 83 of Fillmore, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 after a sudden illness., Daniel was born May 3, 1927, in Los Angeles to Salvador and Jesus Valencia Avila. Dan was one of the pioneer gardeners for 50 years in Fillmore very well known and respected in the community for his professional services. One of his passions was growing orchids and spending time with his son and brothers. Dan served time in the Marines in 1945., Dan is survived by son, Eugene Avila of Fillmore, and daughter, Mary and husband Juan Jose Pena; grandchildren, Kathleen, Priscilla, Vanessa, Juan Jose Jr.; great-granddaughters, Sofia and Samantha from Cypress, Texas; sisters, Alice Avila Moreno, and brothers, Rojelio and wife Rita Avila, Phillip and wife Jennie Avila , Roy and wife Bertha Avila; and many nieces and nephews. He has gone to join his beloved wife, Carmen, and son, Danny Jr. Avila. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends., Funeral services honoring the life of Daniel Avila will begin with visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Faith Community Church, 355 "D" Street, Fillmore, with the recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura St., Fillmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, also at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Father Arthur Gruszka officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery. Providing Military Honors will be the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 & Korean War Veterans Chapter 56. A reception will follow the interment at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Fellowship Hall. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family's online guest book please visit www.santapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Funeral Svcs. of Santa Paula, 229-7054.
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DANIEL THOMAS RADER OCT 18, 1959 - DEC 23, 2010 Daniel Thomas Rader, age 51, of La Grange, passed away at home on December 23rd of cancer. He was born to Donald and Alice (Ormonde) Rader on October 18, 1959 at Modesto City Hospital. He grew up in Modesto attending school at St. Stanislaus Catholic School and graduating high school from Modesto High School in 1978. He started work in 1979 at James River where he worked until moving to Illinois in 1989. He moved back to Modesto in 1995. In April of 1995 he started work at Pacific Southwest Container in Modesto where he was employed at upon his death. His hobbies were racing, hunting, shooting, camping, and baseball. In January 2000, he met his wife Amy (Arnold)) and on April 7, 2001 they were married. Together they finished raising his two children, Thomas and Jennifer Rader, from a previous marriage and were still raising their children, son Trevor 13, and a daughter Kalynn, 8. He is survived by his loving wife Amy of 9 1/2 years, son, Trevor Arnold and daughter, Kalynn Arnold-Rader all of La Grange, son, Thomas Rader of Clovis, daughter, Jennifer Rader of Turlock, his mother, Alice Rader of Modesto, sister Anna (Tom) Reed of Modesto, and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Rader in October 2009 Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 31st at 11 AM at the Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church, 4175 Abeto St, La Grange. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30th from 3-7 PM at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.
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Daniels, David J. June 13, 1929 - December 23, 2010 Beloved Huband of Lois, wonderful father of Dale Daniels,Sandi(David)Gottlieb,Patty(Steve)Phelps,Debbie Molina,Allan(Lael)Daniels, 12 Grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Internement Dec. 27 Pacific Vue Memorial Park. Donations may be sent to Lewy Body Disease Association,Temple Bay Yahm, Newport Beach,University Synagogue Irvine
Family and friends mourn the death of David Katz, beloved husband, father, step-father, grandfather and great-grandfather. David and his wife, Connie opened Coda Gallery on El Paseo Drive more than 20 years ago, and have a wide circle of friends and fans. Avid sportsman, art collector and gardener, David was a man who quietly gave much back to the community and to others in need. His kindness and spirit will be his legacy. The funeral was held Friday, December 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
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DIANE LEAR JUL 4, 1946 - DEC 16, 2010 Diane was born in Oakland, California on July 4, 1946. She passed away in Mesa, Arizona on December 16, 2010, after a long struggle with her health. She leaves behind her loving parents, Cecil and Adele Lear; her sister, Janis Lear; her two sons, Jim Giffin and Andrew Lear; her daughter-in-law, Wonetta Giffin and her two nieces, Julie Stranutu and Pamela Bach, as well as many friends who will mourn for her. She was a talented silver smith and floral designer. Diane always stood up for the underdog. She had a big heart for the down trodden. Diane is now with her younger sister, Cindy Lear-Stark, who predeceased her four years ago. Diane, although you were taken from your family too soon we know your pain and suffering is over and you are finally at peace. You were and are loved and will be deeply missed. You will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever. Private services will be held at a later time.
Lascola, Dolores Angeline, at age 81, passed away of natural causes on December 27, 2010. Dolores lived in Fountain Valley, CA with her husband of 57 years, August. She is survived by her husband, August; her three sons; one daughter; six grandchildren; two daughter-in-laws; one son-in-law; two brothers, and countless friends. Services as follows; Viewing and Vigil: Thursday, December 30, 2010; 1-5 PM. Vigil will be held at 3:30 PM. Location: Heritage Memorial Services; 17712 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA, 92647. Mass: Friday, December 31, 2010; 10 AM. Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church; 17270 Ward St., Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Internment: Friday, December 31, 2010; Processional will immediately follow Mass. Location: Good Shepherd Cemetery; 8301 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA, 92646. , In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to .
Dolores M. Alton September 27, 1926 - December 25, 2010 An inspiring person and a deeply loved woman, Dolores Alton, went to be with our Lord on Christmas Day. Dolores was born on September 27, 1926 in Seattle, Washington to Jess and Helen Miller and passed away in Bakersfield, CA on December 25, 2010. Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Helen Miller; her son, Richard Alton; and her favorite daughter-in-law, Billie Alton. Dolores is survived by her two sons, Dale Alton and his wife, Joyce of Sacramento, CA, Bert Alton of Bakersfield, CA; and her daughter, Maymie Bornstein of Eugene, OR; as well as several of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Dolores will be remembered for her tremendous love and kindness to animals; she had a magic touch for any creature that desperately needed love, which she was more than willing to give. She will be deeply missed by her family and her two favorite granddaughters, Jerica and Leah Bornstein. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Viewing will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rest in peace, Dolores. We love you. Greenlawn Mortuary
Dona (Dutra) Sparkman Dec 7, 1934 - Dec 26, 2010 A celebration honoring the life of Dona Sparkman, 76, of Marysville, will be held Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 10:00am at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville, California. She passed from this life on Sunday, December 26th as a result of complications from pneumonia. Her amazingly large yet close-knit family was often at her side during her final hours. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, William Sparkman; a sister Christy Vines (Ron); a son, Rodney Smith (Marianne); daughters: Kelly Chapple (Bob), Kim Nease (Lin), and Karen Argyrakis (Straty); stepsons: Bill Sparkman (Yo), Richard Sparkman (Kerri); stepdaughters: Pam Downing (Brian) and Becky Sparkman; grandchildren: Brian Goss (Kristy), Chris Goss (Amanda), Angela Bankhead (Tim), Alexis Smith, Alicia Hecht, Jim Hecht, Carrie Chapple, Stacy Nease, Jamie Nease, Brad Nease, and Peyton Sparkman; great grandchildren Rachel Bankhead, Terry Bankhead, Owen Sparks, Bryan Sparks, Chase Goss, Morgun Goss, Claira Goss, and Marina Bankhead. She is preceded in death by her sister, Boots Dutra; mother, Velma Walsh Gray; stepfather, Mick Gray; father, Donald Dutra; and stepmother, Norma Dutra. Dona was born December 7th, 1934 in Marysville and stayed active all her 76 years. Forty-four of those years were spent in outstanding service to Caltrans. She embraced life to the fullest and touched so many as a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Church, as a member of the Catholic Daughter's of America and the Quarter Century Club, as Treasurer of the Hallwood Women's Club, and, of course, as an avid Kings fan. Her house was open to all and her family grew accordingly over the years. With her mission in life to ensure all were well-fed, it was customary for new faces to show up and be welcomed into her extended family. She will be remembered for her generous spirit and easy smile. Visitation will be from 2-6pm Wednesday December 29th at Lipp & Sullivan funeral home, followed by a Rosary at 7pm at the St. Joseph Church. Father Godwin Xavier will officiate the 10am ceremony on Thursday, followed by graveside service at Sierra View Cemetery. Reception to follow at the St. Joseph Hall adjacent to the church. Donations can be made in her name to the American Lung Association, Alzheimer's Disease Fund, or the Jimmy V Fund for cancer research. Mom, we will forever love and miss you. Thank you for always being there for us and for being the strength in our family and our lives. You are the most extraordinary person we've ever known. Send Condolences at
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Donald J. Roseth passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 15, 2010 surrounded by his family., Born Sept. 7, 1927 in Decorah, Iowa, to Elsa Jentz and James Roseth. Don worked in the family bakery, the Bake Rite Bakery, operating the wrapping machine at the age of nine. At 15 he was driving the delivery truck. Don learned to swim in the gravel pits and the Iowa River. He loved to canoe the river and sled the local hills. At nine he broke several ribs and was hauled home on his sled by friends., Don was a member of the Decorah Drum and Bugle Corps at age eight, playing the bugle. This led to playing the trumpet in high school where he held the solo chair in band. Don lettered in football, basketball and track while in high school. In college he lettered as a halfback while attending Luther College., In 1946 he was assigned to Task Force Frigid and served his country in Alaska during one of the coldest winters then on record- negative 50 to negative 70 degrees for over 40 days. He attended Fresno State and met his future wife, Betty Harris. They were wed on the Bride and Groom Radio Program. They wed April 14, 1949., Don attended graduate school at Georgetown University moving his family to Arlington, Va. This was a life experience for his children, Loren and Elise. In 1965 he moved the family to Thousand Oaks and worked in Los Angeles as a senior chemist for the FDA. In 1971 he accepted a position as a compliance officer. In 1979 he received a letter of commendation from the United States Attorney for his work as a special witness. In 1981 he received a degree in computer science., He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, James; and good friend, John Larson. Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Joy Roseth; his sister, Ruth Heimdahl; son, Loren; and daughter, Elise. Don retained many friends from high school, his bowling league, and friends who shared mornings over a cup of coffee at the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. He will be missed by all of us., Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 230-2800.
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Dorothy L. Coghlan, 95, of Redding died Tuesday at Ravenwood Residential Care. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Dorothy Voorhees, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away peacefully on December 13, 2010, at the age of 95. Born August 27, 1915, she attended the
Douglas William Kapovich Suddenly on December 27 2010. Husband of 38 years to Susan. Adored father to Lynne, Greg, Brooke and Vanessa. Brother to Jeff and Linda Kapovich. Proud San Franciscan Native. A graduate of Westmoor High School and SF State University. Scoutmaster for the past 36 years of BSA Troop 343. Member of the Camp Royaneh stakeholders committee. His happiest days were spent with his family and summers at Camp Royaneh and OFRC on the Russian River. He was immensely proud of the thousands of scouts that chose Troop 343 as their second home. He will be loved and missed by his family and friends. Services to be held on Sunday Jan. 2nd gathering at St. Thomas More church at 2:00pm services at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to BSA Troop 343, c/o St. Thomas More School, 50 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132.
DOVIE LEE ROSA Jan 20, 1931 - Dec 22, 2010 Born to Isreal and Ruby Pillows in Groveton, Texas. Moved to Modesto in 1949, where she met and married the love of her life, Edmund Rosa. They had four girls: JoAnn Bertolotti (John), Joyce Lind (David), Judy Rosa, and Jean Ramirez (Chris). She was a telephone operator, home- maker, babysitter, and assisted the elderly prior to her being disabled. Dovie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her sister Alta Mayer, her four daughters, nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. She was a caring, loving person who also took the time to listen. She will be missed by all whose heart she touched throughout her life. Viewing will be on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive in Modesto from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Stanislaus Cemetery on Scenic Drive in Modesto at 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Edward Joseph Santoro, a well- known valley Emergency Room Physician, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at his home in Ahwahnee, on Christmas Eve at the age of 76., Dr. Santoro was born in Garfield, N.J., to Italian immigrants, Charles and Rose Santoro. Following his service in the United States Army, he graduated from the California College of Medicine which later became the USC Medical School. Dr. Santoro was a dedicated physician for 47 years., He served the community of Simi Valley for 26 years as a family practice physician and in the communities of Reedley, Hanford, Delano and Madera. He was currently associated at Diagnostic Radiology in Fresno. He had been a resident of Eastern Madera County in the community of Ahwahnee since 1995 where he was a devout member of Our Lady of The Sierra Catholic Church in Oakhurst. He was an active 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council of the Parish. Professionally, he was a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice., In his leisure time he enjoyed raising horses, and was a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association., He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his beloved wife of 39 years, Katie Santoro, he is survived by his children, Deborah Turner and her husband Rob of Oakland,Calif., Stevan Craig Turner of Phoenix, Ariz., Kristi Allen and her husband Jim of Moorpark, Calif., Denise Santoro and her husband Dennis of San Diego, Calif., Michelle Santoro and her husband Jody of Chicago, Ill., Christine Smith and her husband Ron of Poway, Calif., Edward Santoro and his wife Agnieszka of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Kathleen Winters and her husband Matt of Moorpark, Calif. He is the brother of Dr. George Santoro of Corona Del Mar, Calif., Antoinette Cianci of Ontario, Calif., and Gilda Church of Reedley, Calif. He is the cherished grandfather of Jenessa Allen, Lauren Allen, Sarah Allen, Natalie Martin, Hannah Martin, David Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez, Hunter Smith, Phoenix Valdez, Haley Winters, McKenna Winters, Olivia Young, Cecilia Young and Julia Young., Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Our Lady of The Sierra Catholic Church in Oakhurst followed by Rosary/Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, also at Our Lady of The Sierra Catholic Church. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at The San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery . The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Catholic Charities, 149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93710, or the Knights of Columbus Wheel Chair Program c/o of the Our Lady of The Sierra Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council, P.O. Box 2499, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Services under the direction of Jay Chapel where condolence messages may be left at www.jaychapel.com.
Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard, 10/20/1950 - 12/11/2010, Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard passed away on December 11, 2010 at Sutter Medical Center in Roseville. Joyce practiced as a radiologist throughout the United States., She is survived by her husband Martin, mother Gladys, sister Jan, brother Bruce and numerous family members., A memorial service will be held at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville on Thursday, December 30, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Point Loma Nazarene University scholarship program in the name of Dr. Joyce Clifton Pinckard.
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Ralph practiced dentistry in Vallejo for many years before retiring in 1990. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, the NFL and spending time at his cabin in Lake County., He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; his children, Greg (Linda), Susan (Carlos), Jeff (Doris) and Eric (Jeanette); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by his parents and his brother., A memorial service will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. The inurnment will be private., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at www.NadeauFuneralHome.com, 455-7700,
Dr. Hopkins, Consulting Psychologist and Educator, died on Dec. 21, 2010 in Ventura. He was 96 years old., He was born in West Summerville, Mass., on May 31, 1914. He was a graduate of Columbia University where he achieved an A.B., M.A. and Ed.D. He was a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychology Association, and the American Counseling Association. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta, the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and International Rotary through which he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow., Prior to moving to California, Dr. Hopkins lived in retirement in Naples, Fla., where he was active in professional and civic affairs. In recent years, he wrote and lectured on the "Psychology of Aging." Since 1994 Dr. Hopkins has resided in Ventura County, living at The Gables in Ojai, The Ventura Townhouse and most recently at the Venturan. Dr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Wood Hopkins., He now leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth Jackson Hopkins; his daughter, The Reverend Diana Wood Hopkins of Ventura; five grandchildren: Christopher H. Bond, Jonathan W. Bond, Shaun M. Stanfill, Jacqueline Stanfill Olsen and Natasha Stanfill Bullotta; and four great-grandchildren., The family is very grateful for the caring staff of The Venturan these last few years and the special attention given by his stepdaughter, Laura Swenson. At a later date, a graveside service will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in Southbridge, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134. Please visit our website at www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com to leave tributes.
November 13, 1931 to December 16, 2010 Dwaine Orval Buell passed away December 16 2010 at 10:01 pm He was born in Pratt Kansas, to the parents Orval and Nellie Buell. He was preceded by his wife Ruth C. Buell of 53 years. He is survived by his sisters Mary and Kaye and three children Michael, Billy, and Carlonna. He had five grandchildren He served in the
In Loving Memory of Dwayne Laroy Stinson aka T-Bone December 29, 1962 - October 12, 2010 Happy Birthday Dwayne! It's been two months since our Lord and Savior decided to take you home with Him, after battling various illnesses sustained from your vicious attack. This is our first holiday season we are spending without you and we have decided to fight and seek justice on your behalf. We are still grieving, but know that God knows what's best. We will be listening for your ringing of the bells from Heaven. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Dwayne's son Devin, at Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, Acct #2491830. Love and miss you so much, Your Family
DROP, ELAINE ELINOR Our beloved wife and mother, Elaine Elinor (Holm) Drop, passed away peacefully at home with her family on December 22, 2010. She was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on August 5, 1932, the youngest of four children. She was married to Andrew M. Drop for 56 years and lived in Chula Vista for 47 years. In addition to loving and nurturing her family, she spent countless hours volunteering in the community including being a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, an active member in the Navy Wives Club, and volunteering with the blind. She was especially devoted to helping at St. Rose of Lima School where she was in charge of the hot lunch program for almost 25 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Andrew, and her children, Linda (Steven) Yerdon, Karan (Mark) Lawless, James (MaryEllen) Drop, and Steven (Debbi) Drop. Proud grandmother of Andrew, Erica, Matt, and Robbie; and great-grand-mother of Emma. She is also survived by her brother, Lyle, in Wisconsin. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 293 H Street in Chula Vista, on January 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
Elsie Irene Reavell Elsie Irene Reavell died peacefully on 23 December 2010 at Nazareth House in San Rafael, California. Elsie was born on 25 November 1916 in rural Coldsburg, Iowa to Herman and Opal Every. During the Great Depression, she graduated high school and nursing school and soon began a 50 year career as a registered nurse. Her passion was pediatrics and she often remarked that working the maternity ward was a joy, for it was the "happiest ward in the hospital." Elsie married Karl Reavell of Dubuque, Iowa in 1940 and they soon moved to San Francisco where Karl found work in the shipyards before joining the navy. They started a family and a few years after the war moved to the suburbs, ultimately settling in San Anselmo in 1956. Elsie loved to travel and journeyed to far away places including Europe, the Middle East, Russia and China. She took several sea cruises to Mexico, Alaska and around the Caribbean. Elsie was a long time parishioner of St. Anselm's Church, a member of the Decoration Guild of the Marin Art and Garden Club and socialized with the Goldenaires. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent's Dining Room and a generous supporter of the United Service Organization (USO). Elsie frequently walked her San Anselmo neighborhood and played bocce ball weekly on the courts at Albert Park. Survivors include her daughter Lynn Marie and son-in-law James Koger of San Rafael, grandsons Justin and Michael, sister-in-law Julie Every of Dubuque, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Karl, young son Karl James Jr. and siblings Don, Ada Challis and Leland. The family is grateful for the six years of loving and compassionate care Elsie received from the Sisters of Nazareth and their professional staff. A memorial service is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent's Dining Room or the USO.
Earl Oliver 1908 - 2010 Earl Oliver, 102, of Redding, CA, died Saturday morning, December 25, 2010. He was born April 7, 1908, to John and Clara Oliver in Santa Barbara, CA. He graduated from Medford High School and went on to graduate from Oregon State University where he studied Civil Engineering. He worked for many lumber mills in the area, including NuBieber Lumber, Bulla Woods, Ralph L. Smith Lumber, Wicks Lumber, and was Plant Supervisor at Paul Bunyan Lumber when they shipped their billionth board in 1967. Earl met his wife, Gwen Martin, in 1937 and they were married on June 10, 1938, and had two children. On July 1, 1944, he earned his pilot's license and once flew over Mt. Shasta at 16,400 feet in a Super Cub airplane. He took his last flight sightseeing over Redding at age 98. An avid bowler, at the age of 90 Earl had a high score of 177 in the Senior Leagues. Earl was a Master Mason and was initiated into the Adin Masonic Lodge #250 on May 12, 1937. He was awarded for his 50th anniversary of membership on July 10th, 1988. Earl is survived by his wife of 72 years, Gwen, daughter Judi, son Glenn, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Copper Ridge Care Center for the loving care given to Earl in his last few months. A special thanks to Dr. Morris Ballard for his care of and friendship to Earl for the past 30+ years. At Earl's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Redding Adventist Academy, 1356 East Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96002-1216. He will be dearly missed. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Bressler, Edward C. The Bressler family mourns the loss of its deeply cherished husband, father and grandfather, who died peacefully on December 27, 2010 at the age of 84. An accomplished physician, Ed was a lifelong seeker of knowledge, who found a special place in the Plato Society of UCLA. He leaves his wife Marjorie, children and grandchildren: Ellen and Gary Osheroff, Andrew and Ethan; Drs. David and Susan Adler-Bressler, Jason (Stephanie) and Julie; Mark and Kathy Bressler, Mallory, Dana, Becca, and Hillary; Kathy and Howard Siegel, Michael and Alissa. He would like everyone to know how much he appreciated his life and the people in it. We, in turn, will love and miss him always. To honor his wishes, there will be no funeral services. This will come as no surprise to all who knew him.
Lt. Col. Edward F. Cook (ret.) Resident of San Jose Edward, 90, passed away very unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 12th. He had a long and wonderful life and he was happiest when he was with his family & friends. He especially enjoyed telling stories of his early childhood, military exploits and life experiences with his beloved wife of 56 years Helene (Flory) Cook, and his three children. Edward was born in Colusa, CA, Sept. 21, 1920. He grew up surrounded by the rice fields his father managed and he graduated from Colusa HS in 1937. He attended UC Davis and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture in 1941. Edward soon enlisted in the Army Air Corp at the beginning of WWII. He served with distinction during the war, and was a courageous C47 cargo pilot who flew many dangerous missions of critically needed supplies "over the hump" from India to China. He also served in Korea, and he and his family were stationed all over the world during his 24 year career. Edward retired as a Lt. Col. In the USAF. After his retirement, he had a second career as a teamster for 13 years. Edward was most certainly a member of the "the greatest generation" who served his country with great courage and personal sacrifice and with equally great humility. To his family he will always be a hero. He was fiercely independent, and happiest living alone until the end. He was a quiet, gentle, and forgiving person who was also very generous and thoughtful. Edward is survived by his son John Cook, his daughter Martha (Cook) Ira, his six grand children Shannon, Ryan, Chad, Robert, Christopher, Jennifer, and several great grand children. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helene in 1996, and his son Donald who passed away unexpectedly in 1992. We have many wonderful memories of Edward and he will be missed very much. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Ed's life on Sat. Jan 15. Contact the family at 408 323-8879.
KREMEN, Eileen Oct. 14,1922-Dec. 28, 2010 Beloved mother, grandmother, friend, and longtime Fullerton art gallery owner. Wife of the late Harris Kremen, mother of the late Alan Kremen. Survived by daughter Karyn Furstman, husband Rick Furstman and grandsons Aaron, Noah, Benjamin Furstman of Seattle, WA and brother Herb Kay of Troy, MI. Her passion for life, art and friends will never be forgotten. Service at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries- Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076, Thursday, Dec. 30 at 12:00pm.
Eileen Larsen Resident of Reno, NV Foster City lost one of its true founders with the passing of former mayor and councilwoman Eileen Larsen on December 18th. Mother, grandmother, writer, artist, political activist and a fixture in the civic affairs of Foster City and San Mateo County, Eileen passed away peacefully in Reno, Nevada with her family close by. She was 76. Eileen's career in Foster City politics spanned 32 years; she was the first woman elected to the Foster City Council, serving from 1974-1976 and again from 1996-1999 as mayor, vice-mayor and council member. Her countless contributions advanced the city's prosperity and growth and today her name appears on buildings throughout the city and on plaques at parks and bridges. She was also publicist for the San Mateo County Fair and Editor of the Foster City Islander. Eileen's instilled in her three children, James, Christiane and Ross the idea that true power comes from knowledge and that regular people can influence great events if they stand up to be counted. Eileen and her husband Don shared a marriage of 52 years, moving from Illinois to San Mateo, in 1962, and to Foster City in 1969. In 2001 they relocated to Reno to be closer to daughter Christiane, her husband Scott Brown and their young granddaughters Tara and Tess. Eileen's quick mind, easy laughter and deep commitment to fighting for what was right will be forever missed by her family, friends and colleagues. She was a tree branch who reached out, and her passion will grow forever. A celebration of Eileen's life will be held in Foster City January 7th at 6:30 PM. For details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
GITTER, Eli Loving husband of the late Irene Gitter. Cherished father of Sheryl (Ken) Schelberg and Gail (Greg) Bernstein. Adoring grandfather of Ian, Michael, Dylan and Joshua. Services will be at 12pm on Friday, December 31, 2010, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076.
Briggs, Elizabeth Barton Ellis July 1918 - December 24, 2010 Born in Chicago she passed away at the age of 92 at home in Tarzana. She was the loving wife of Lloyd W. Briggs who predeceased her by twenty years. Always was a great Mom and is survived by her son Albert, and daughters Nancy and Elizabeth. She was an adoring Grandma to Amy and Jill. Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (800) 204-3131
Elizabeth Cordell Crick February 4, 1924 - December 26, 2010 Visitation is today Wednesday, Dec. 29th, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Kern River Family Mortuary. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30th, 2:30 p.m., at The Bridge Bible Church, 12225 Stockdale Hwy. This women was truly a Woman of God. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior while in her 20's. She was committed to her Savior and lived her life accordingly. Her Faith sustained her in adversity and trials. She was quick to pray and seek guidance from her Savior. She went through many struggles during her life, this did not detour or conquer her Faith. She knew the God that held her in the palm of His hand, was the same God that would bring her through victoriously. It was in the midst of pain and struggle that God grew her to be the Christian Lady she became. Through the years Elizabeth functioned in different areas of Ministry. Her last 15 years of Ministry was with the Balcony Woman's Ministry at Valley Baptist Church. She felt privileged that God would use her to share what God did for her and what He could do for other women. She served in this Ministry until her illness. Some quotes found in her Bible: "God's teaching does not always make sense, but it is senseless to think we know better." "The memory of Jesus' death and resurrection calls us to a life of Praise." "The Word of God is Truth; so when my faith grows dim, I look into His Word." "We do not need more things to be thankful, we just need to be more thankful." "I have turned all my cares into Prayers." Elizabeth had many cares. The one she cared most was her husband, Franklin Odell Crick, who preceded her in death. She has two daughters and sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Her family was her care! She turned each one of us into a Prayer. The Lord knows we gave her a lot of reasons to pray. In a conversation with Elizabeth, she said that her greatest prayer, was to see all of her family in Heaven! As your family, we want to thank you for being strong in your faith, and never ceasing to pray for us. We all love you and will see you soon. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: The of Kern County. Kern River Family Mortuary
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ELSIE HOUSEWRIGHT JAN 1930 - DEC 2010 Elsie passed away on Christmas morning after a long illness. She was born in Dallas, TX, on January 29, 1930, the daughter of Lindsey and Esther Owens. She was married to her husband Ben for 46 years until his passing in 1991. She loved to read for hours, do word search puzzles, and watch movieswith her family. Her passionate love of sewing, flowers and gardening was passed on to her children. She had a keen memory up until the very end. Upon her death she was living with her daughter and caregiver Stacy in Campbell, CA . She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her faith in God sustained her in her final days and gave her peace in passing. Elsie is survived by her seven children: Michael Housewright of Charlotte, NC, Joe Housewright of Empire, Danny Housewright of Modesto, Rebecca Smith of Modesto, Sharon Camp of Modesto, Jill Zahra of Modesto, Stacy Khanishian of Campbell, 13 grand children, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben and her son Mark. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Thursday, December 30 at 2pm, with burial to follow. The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124. Guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com
Emilio Roberto Gobbo Jul. 7, 1927 - Dec. 27, 2010 Emilio "Bob" Gobbo died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a courageous decade-long battle with cancer. Bob was born in the coast side town of Porto Albona, Italy to parents Antonio Gobbo and Lucia Tominovic, the youngest of seven siblings. After surviving the war and forced to flee his hometown as a refugee, he immigrated to the United States in 1948. Bob settled in San Francisco and met the love of his life, Joan Tognotti, during the broom dance at Fugazi Hall, North Beach in 1953. They were married at Saints Peter and Paul Church on June 19, 1954. Bob worked in the restaurant business as a chef, most notably at Fior D' Italia, Green Valley (co-owner), and the Cliff House. Bob was a devoted family man who attended mass faithfully at Church of the Epiphany. He volunteered his time as a CYO youth soccer coach, member of the YMI, #613, and lent his culinary skills to many charity events. He loved the sea, golfing, fishing, woodworking, waltz and polka dancing. He was a devoted fan of the world champion SF Giants, SF 49er's and Italy's Azure. Bob possessed a deep wisdom and calm inner warmth that drew many friends to him. He was kind, patient, loving, jovial and brave. He is survived by Joan, his devoted wife of 56 years, and their children, Robert Gobbo and Lisa McCormick, daughter-in-law Julie Raefield-Gobbo, and son-in-law, James McCormick. Beloved Nonno to Madeline and Elizabeth Gobbo, Kristen and Jenna McCormick. He is also survived by many loving relatives in Italy. Family and friends are invited to Saints Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday Dec. 30, at 10:00 am, committal services at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club, 680 Filbert St., San Francisco, 94133, or to a charity of your choice.
Ernest (Ernie) James Grube passed away early Christmas morning, December 25, 2010. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. to Elizabeth and Richard Grube (deceased) on November 22, 1925. He served in the
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EUGENE FRANKLIN 3/14/1938 to 12/21/2010 Eugene Franklin was born in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He worked as a care provider for the past 22 years and for the last 15 years he was Co-owner and Operator of S & E Board and Care in Riverside. Preceding him in death was his parents Mildres and Alma Franklin and his siblings Samuel Franklin, Myrtle (Skeet) Franklin-Austin and Melvin Franklin. He leaves to mourn his partner Sharon Jacoby of 21 years, daughter Regina; sons: Cyrus, Lamar, Maurice and Kevin; grand-daughter Tianah Outlaw. He also leaves to mourn his siblings: Girtie, Marie, Margaret, Rachel, Otis, Mary, Linda, Martha, Mossie, and Gloria. Also to mourn are a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Viewing at Tillman Riverside Mortuary, Tuesday, 1-7pm. Funeral service will be held at Tillman Riverside Mortuary on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 11:00 a.m. His final resting place will be at Trice Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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HUERTA, FELIPE R. of Chula Vista 08/23/1926 ~ 12/22/2010 Wed. 12/29, 5-9 pm, Rose Chapel Thurs. 12/30, 1 pm, Rose Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111
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Iris W. Ferguson, 89 SAN MARCOS -- Iris W. Stites Ferguson, "Neta," was born in Cabool, Mo., eldest of five children born to Virgil .....
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 (peointernational.org) 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 email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
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Vera M. Ford age 95 passed away December 24th 2010 in Lodi. She was born July 2nd 1915 in Jefferson City Missouri. At the .....
Frances M. Barker joined her husband of 51 years, Carl, in heaven Sunday evening, Dec. 26, 2010, dying of natural causes at the age of 93. Born in Youngstown, Ohio on Jan. 18, 1917, she was preceded in death by husband Carl Barker, brother George Mateyko and sister Jean Kroynovich. She is survived by sisters Ann Bobola, 91, and Louise Pluma, 89, who both still reside in the Youngstown area along with numerous nieces and nephews across the United States., Frances met Carl while the two worked in the aerospace industry in Long Beach, CA. The couple would marry and live in the Anaheim area until moving to Hesperia in 1971., Frances remained a Hesperian for nearly 40 years, the final six following Carl's death, in the company and care of her nephew Edd Pluma and his wife Eileen. Edd and Eileen's children, Kelly Manning of Hesperia and Jason Pluma of Victorville, were blessed being "grandchildren" to the couple that had no children of their own, outside of Frances' beloved Chihuahuas. They felt blessed by the love they received from both, and by the lessons learned from stories shared by each and blessed to later in life share their own children's lives with Frances. Frances will be remembered by Tyler, Vision, Cayman, Hailee and Driven as a truly great "Great-grandmother.", We will miss you, yet we smile as we picture Carl and you together again now and forever., Frances will be laid to rest next to her husband Carl on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville. A viewing will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Desert View with funeral services to follow at 1:30 p.m.
BRISKIN, Fred, AKA "Fearless Fred" 09/20/1924 - 12/28/2010 Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend. Great golfer.
Gail Wuotila, Resident of San Mateo, Gail Ream Wuotila was born in Morgantown West Virginia on February 22, 1948 and passed away on December 24, 2010 after a long illness. Her father was a mining engineer and her mother a nurse. She was the first of three children in the Ream family. She graduated from Morgantown High School in 1966 and from Presbyterian University Hospital in 1969 as a RN. Subsequently, she obtained an MBA degree from Golden Gate University Suma Cum Laude in 1981 while working at Kaiser Hospital. She pursued her dream to make a life in the West. She met her husband Mark Wuotila in San Francisco and married him shortly there after in 1977. She was a member of Saint Bart's Church in San Mateo CA., Gail is preceded in death by her father Vincent Ream and survived by her husband, Mark, of San Mateo, her mother, Margaret of Collegedale, TN, and two brothers, Tom, of Memphis, TN, and Jeff, of Chattanooga, TN. She was a loving and devoted wife to Mark and achieved a successful career at Kaiser Hospital starting out as a staff nurse in the intensive care nursery and progressing to Director of Nursing. She loved to travel with her husband and they made many trips back to her home and around California. She loved swimming, reading, gardening and sewing. She had a deep and positive love for everyone and that love returned to her many fold from her husband, friends and fellow employees. Gail did not have children but became a favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews who came often to visit her in California. Gail requested a simple burial involved with scattering of her ashes at sea. She will always be remembered for her compassion for others, her sharp intellect, sense of humor, and dedication to duty., A Memorial Rosary will be held on Thursday 12/30 at 7 PM and a Memorial Mass on Friday 12/31, at 10 AM at St. Bart's, 300 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo, CA 94402. Reception to follow. She will be interred in the mausoleum at SkyLawn in San Mateo, CA. and later her ashes scattered at sea., Gail, rest in peace, your legacy of love and respect will live with us forever. Thank you for everything. How sweet it was., Remembrances may be made in the memory of Gail to the . SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804
Garry Umphrey, a man of his communities, made his transition on December 16, 2010. Garry's life abounded in his faith, his company business and his social and personal community. He was not afraid to commit himself to institutions and people he loved. In 1985, he and his beloved partner of 30 hears, John Ziegler, were instrumental in creating Unity Church on the Lakeshore of Douglas, Mich. where he served as Board Chairman for eight years. His business community was created in 1981, when the company he worked for was diversifying. He bought the Roller Division, and Republic Roller in Three Rivers, Mich. was born. He committed to support his employees whom he respected as extended family. The result was long term employees and a dedicated team. His social and personal community in Michigan included being chairman of the Board of Oxbow, Amity Meadows Condominium Association, and a member of the AWARE Board of Directors. Garry chaired the committee that initiated the "Annual Community Service Award," which recognized gay men and women who have given to their community to make the area a better place to live, work and play. In California, Garry was a member of The Center for Spiritual Living, Palm Desert, the San Diego Chapter of Black Tie International, Prime Timers of the Desert, a member and active volunteer for The Golden Rainbow-SAGE Center, and a supporter of the Palm Springs Opera Guild. Garry's innate ability to play the piano by ear made him the hit of many parties. If you could hum it, he could play it. His wit was keen and his imagination expansive. Garry and John loved to winter in Florida and enjoyed homes in Key West and Ft. Lauderdale. John died in 1999. Garry discovered Palm Springs in 2001. He loved what the dry desert air did for his asthma and decided to make it his winter home. With Garry's gregarious personality, he attracted many friends and enjoyed a very active social life. He will be missed by people in many walks of life, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, and a rainbow of people who looked to Garry for friendship, leadership and love. Celebration of Life services will be held in Palm Springs this winter and in Michigan next spring.
GARY JOHN FOBERT Age 76, resident of Riverside for 51 years, was reunited with the love of his life, "Carin" on December 25, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Liz Knox of Riverside; grandsons, Ron Knox of Bishop, CA and Rick (Rose) Knox of Moreno Valley, CA; 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside Service will be Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:00am at Evergreen Cemetery, 4414 14th St., Riverside, CA. In Charge of Arrangements
GEOFFREY ANDREW PARKER FEB 5, 1965 - DEC 22, 2010 Geoffrey Andrew Parker of Modesto, CA, passed away on Wednesday, December 22nd after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by family and friends and is already missed. Geoffrey was an avid athlete who loved skiing, basketball, bike riding and golf, his sense of humor and quick wit were enjoyed by all lucky enough to know him. But most of all, Geoffrey treasured and loved his dear children and family. He is survived by his children Caleb and Caroline Parker; his parents Dan and Dorothy Parker; sisters, Gayle (Frank) Damrell and Anita (Greg) Stoll; five nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 3rd, 11:00 AM at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Modesto. A memorial account has been established on behalf of Geoffrey's children. In lieu of flowers, deposits are being accepted at Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Caleb B. Parker, or mail to 1230 Como Park Way, Modesto, CA 95350.
GERTRUDE DORIS BISHOP Age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 23, 2010 while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bedford, VA. on September 6, 1928, Gertrude was the only daughter of the late Charles & Rowena Lawhorn. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Junior Lawhorn. Married in 1947 to the late Chester Bishop, she was a dedicated homemaker and a faithful Christian woman who enjoyed cooking, baking and her artwork. Gertrude and Chester went on to have four loving sons and two daughters-in-law: David and Susan, Melvin and Wanda, Michael, and Richard. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Dawn and her husband Blair, Kameron, Scott, and Gregory. She also left behind the little loves of her life, her four great-grandchildren: Collin, Jonathan, Tyler, and Anabelle. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hesperia, CA. Memorial service to be held at First Baptist Church, Hesperia, CA. on December 30th at 10:00 am. Viewing will be Thursday December 30, from 4-8 pm at Rubidoux Mortuary and graveside services at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday Dec. 31, at 10:15 am.
Dr. Gilbert Bonner Resident of San Jose Nov. 22, 1923-Dec. 23, 2010 Gilbert was the beloved husband of the late Helen Krikorian Bonner. He is survived by his daughter Diane (Genie) Stressing, son Keith Bonner, grandchildren Jill & David Silveira, Debra & Mike McRoberts, Heidi & Sylas Jumper, Becky Bonner, Christian & Jamie Bonner, Adam Bonner and great-grandchildren Marissa & Zach Silveira, Abby McRoberts and Ashton & Gage Jumper. Gilbert was born in Plattsburg, New York. He also served in World War II with the 411th infantry in the European campaign. After his release from the service he married Helen and became a dentist. In 1954 he opened the first dental practice in Milpitas, California and retired in 1986. Gilbert died in Ephraim, Utah were services will be held. He will be buried at a later date at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, California.
Gladys Rowher Apperson passed away on December 26, 2010, at the age of 96. She was born in Bloomfield, Nebraska, on September 6, 1914, to Hans and Christina Rowher. Her parents were immigrants from Northern Germany., Gladys was raised in rural Nebraska with her three brothers and three sisters. She was the youngest child of the family., Gladys taught all grades in a small Indian reservation school for one year. She married Woody Apperson and they moved to California in the early 1930s seeking employment during the Depression. Landing in Corcoran, Gladys and Woody had two daughters, Moonyean Apperson Gilkey and Dianne Apperson Gage. She had five grandchildren-Kirk, Matt and Ralph Gilkey and Lisa and John Gage. She also had 10 great grandchildren: Jess, Taylor, Paige, Hans, Campbell, Kevin and Olivia Gilkey and Nathaniel, Jeremy and Abigail Gage., Woody had early-onset Parkinson's disease and Gladys was the main financial provider. Woody died in 1965., Her career included working as head clerk at the rationing board during, and then as a bookkeeper for the J.G. Boswell Company. She retired from the Boswell Company in 1980 after 34 years of loyal service. During her life in Corcoran, she was very active and faithful to the First United Methodist Church, serving as the annual banquet chairman and as church treasurer., After retirement, she was active in Soroptimist International and was a member of the Kings County Grand Jury. She was named Corcoran's woman of the year in 2001., She loved to travel and took six trips to Europe and several to the Caribbean with family and friends. Later in life, her older sister Helen moved to Corcoran and she and Helen were great companions. The Rohwer sisters were quite a pair. Gladys always cherished her lunches and outings with friends and fellow seniors of the Corcoran Senior Center., Gladys loved animals and provided extraordinary care for many dogs and cats over her long productive life., Her family will remember her as a hard worker, generous provider and advocate of education. She had been a teacher and later in life an ESL adult tutor. Gladys always said, "My proudest moments were when my girls graduated from college.", Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to caregivers Ana Alcantar and Velda Jacobs., A graveside service will be held at the Corcoran District Cemetery on December 30, 2010, at 9 a.m., Remembrances may be made to Optimal Hospice Care, 5429 Avenida de los Robles, Suite D, Visalia, CA 93291, or to the First United Methodist Church in Corcoran.
Gladys Blanch Fowler, 90, of Anderson died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Glenn E. Bingham, 5/31/1948 - 12/22/2010, Glenn Bingham of Georgetown, Calif., passed away on December 22, 2010 at the age of 62., He was born in Beardstown, Illinois, on May 31,1948 to Lea and George Bingham and moved to California as a young boy. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local 549, Pittsburg, Calif., and worked 29 years as a Construction Boilermaker. He was a proud member of the Odd Fellows., Glenn is survived by his brother Gregory Bingham (Joyce), his nephew Greg Bingham (Melissa), his nieces Sherrie Marlette (Aaron) and Peggy Ashforth (Justin), and his beloved companion Christine Newcome. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends., A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Green Valley Mortuary, 610 Coloma St. in Folsom, Calif. A viewing will precede the service at 10 a.m. There will be a private internment at the Pioneer Cemetery in Georgetown, Calif.
January 7, 1918 - December 23, 2010
Born June 19, 1925, she died in Eureka, at St. Joseph hospital December 26, 2010 at the age of 85. She is survived by her children Phillip Carey of Orland, California, Timothy Carey of Frankfurt, Germany. Theodore Carey of Bethel Island, California. Shannon Wagenfer of Eureka, brother Grant Hoffman of Crescent City, California and her 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She will be miss by all. Services will be held at Paul's Chapel in arcata Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:00A.M.
The world was first introduced to Grace Nellie Dean in May 1910, and our precious Grace was called home in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. She was 100 years young. Grace was raised on a small farm in Idaho and graduated college from Lewis and Clark with a teaching degree. She moved to California to pursue her teaching career and taught primary school education for a number of years. In fact, in her early years of public school education, Grace began each day''s lesson with a Bible reading. She retired from teaching in 1972 and moved to Morro Bay with her lovely husband, Oscar - they were married for almost three decades. Grace was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed walking the shores of the Central Coast and collect seashells. She loved people and giving her time and possessions to the Achievement House. She was known for lending a helping hand to many a friend. She was a devote Christian and had attended Calvary Baptist Church and Rock Harbor since the early 1970s. Grace is survived by her sister, Willa May Lowary; two sons Bob and Bill; niece, Shirley Lendertson; nephews Roy Lowary and Gary McGlothen; a host of grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews; and a plethora of dear loved ones. She was preceded in eternity by her husband, Oscar Dean; brother, Rowe Lowary; sister-in-law, Mildred Lowary; and niece Ruthie McGlothen. Grace Nellie Dean''s celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, 1475 Quintana Road in Morro Bay, with a reception immediately following. We Praise the Lord that our blessing is now absent from her body and is present with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all of eternity.
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.
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Angelica Guzman, 16 PALA -- Announcing the Passing of Angelica, born and raised in Pala. Angelica Guzman went to be with our Lord, Jesus .....
Hatsue "Mickey" Cook Passed away on Dec. 25, 2010 in Novato. Arrangements under the care of Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, Novato.
LUSTER, HENRY HURRIES San Diego 12/15/37 - 12/23/10 12/31/10 10:45am Graveside Svcs Riverside Nat'l Cemetery Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary
MR. HERBERT NOE TOGNAZZINI, 99, of Nipomo, CA., passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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Shiro Handa Resident of Santa Clara Shiro Handa 91, entered peacefully into rest December 27, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA. He was a Sunnyvale .....
JURIS, Harlan James 1925 - 2010 Long time resident of Beverly Hills. Passed away December 25, 2010. Inurnment was in the Cathedral Mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Memorial Park.
HAROLD J. HOILE MURIEL E. HOILE Harold Junior Hoile, age 86, and Muriel Patricia Hoile, age 92, passed away peacefully within days of each other--he on December 6 and she on December 17, 2010. Both were residents of Bethel Retirement Community in Modesto, California. Harold was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to the late Edmund and Thelma Hoile (nee Kraner). Muriel was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to the late Arthur and Elvira Engelland (nee Schreiber). They were the parents of Christopher Edmund Hoile of Toronto, Canada; Philip Carson Hoile of Escalon, California; and Patricia Katherine Lude of Manassas, Virginia; and grandparents of Robert Christopher Hoile of Davis, California. Harold is predeceased by his sister Dolores Kleist, his brother Kenyon Hoile and his niece Barbara Schneider and survived by his niece Deborah Beischel and his nephew David Kleist. Muriel is predeceased by her brother Arthur and survived by her sisters Jane Schmitt of Lafayette, Indiana, and Majorie Jarasek of Mequon, Wisconsin, and by her nieces Suzanne Kahn, Nancy Garland, Ellen Hiday, Sally Lucia and nephew Paul Jarasek. Harold was a member of the, in Los Gatos, California. Muriel was an active member of the music society Sigma Alpha Iota and the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Muriel obtained a B.A. in English from Lawrence College (now Lawrence University) in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she later taught voice. She met Harold when he became her voice student. Upon her winning a scholarship to join the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, Harold and Muriel moved to New York City and were married on October 25, 1945 at the Riverside Church, where their wedding was attended by Muriel's colleagues in the chorus. Both studied voice in New York with Rosalie Miller. Muriel also sang with the Robert Shaw Chorale. Muriel's voice had a rare beauty that combined the richness of her contralto range with the crystalline timbre of a soprano. Faced with the choice of moving to Germany to begin an opera career or starting a family in the U.S., she chose the latter. When she was hired as a Professor of Voice by Lawrence College, the couple moved to a farm in Black Creek, Wisconsin. As a sales representative for Klenzade Products, Inc., Harold was transferred first to Pittsburg, Kansas, and then to Fresno, California, finally settling in Los Gatos, California in 1956 where the couple lived until 1989 and where all three children graduated from Los Gatos High School. There Harold became the sales representative for all of California and Nevada for Paper Products, Inc., and Muriel gave private voice lessons as well as singing as a soloist and chorister with various choirs. She also worked as a city librarian for the Los Gatos Public Library from 1968 to 1989. In 1989 the couple retired to Lodi, California, where they resided until 2006. Harold's interest in golf and classic films and the couple's love of purebred dogs, classical music, opera and theatre have had a lasting impact on all three children. While the children feel the passing of both parents in such close succession is a difficult double blow, they also recognize that it reflects the mutual love their parents shared--so deep that they literally could not live without each other. An informal memorial service for the couple took place at Bethel Retirement Community on Dec. 18, 2010. Summer interment will be at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin, the resting place of Harold's parents, brother and grandmother Mattie Kraner. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (, ) or to Community Hospice (
At her request, there will be no formal services for Hatsue Gambill, 79, of Vacaville., Mrs. Gambill passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 22., She was born in Japan on March 7, 1931., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NorthBay Cancer Center, 1860 Pennyslvania Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533, www.northbay.org., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Marti, Helen Janet January 12, 1920 - December 26, 2010 Helen ??Jan?? Marti, 90, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of San Diego, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, CA, passed away at Milestone Senior Living Apartments in Eau Claire, WI, on Sunday, December 26, 2010 of type B lymphoma. Born January 12, 1920 in Jackson, MI to Polish immigrant farmers Joseph and Pauline (Bobrowski) Urynowicz, Jan was the sixth of ten children. She was the first in her family to attend high school, setting a precedent for her younger siblings, and was the only one to finish college, taking a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti) in 1941 and a Master??s in medical technology from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 1943. She worked her way through college at Ford Hospital in Detroit, and then in the mid-1940??s, moved to San Francisco, CA, where she worked as an assistant to Thomas Addis at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Jan later settled in Los Angeles, where she met and married Norman Foote Marti while working at Cedars of Lebanon, and then served as a research assistant to Linus Pauling at the California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech). Divorced in 1964, Jan navigated the then-uncharted territory of single parenthood with courage and grace, sacrificing her full-time profession as a research technologist for one of routine laboratory work while raising her daughter, in whom she instilled the same independence and love of learning that had always driven her own relentless pursuit of knowledge. She returned to research during the last ten years of her working life at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, fulfilling a lifelong dream. She moved to Eau Claire, WI in 2002. Always a student, forever active, creative, practical, and curious, Jan read constantly and traveled widely. She had lived in or visited forty-nine of the fifty United States (all but Alaska) and also toured Greece, Italy, England, France, Egypt, Canada, and parts of Mexico. She played tennis well into her 70??s, enrolled in community college classes??from music appreciation to furniture upholstery??into her eighties, and was an accomplished artist and an erudite lover of classical music. She was known as the financial wizard of the family, had the greenest of green thumbs, and was unrivalled in the kitchen, leaving behind a legacy of original recipes that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. An active member of her community after her retirement in 1985, she served multiple terms as president of the Mira Mesa, CA Senior Center, and she held strong political convictions as well, sitting for two terms as a member of the California Senior Legislature representing the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch region of San Diego. She was always ready for a spirited debate on the issues of the day, and her dry sense of humor and lively conversation will be sorely, sorely missed. Jan is survived by her daughter Melinda (Tom) Hagenson of Eau Claire, WI and grandsons Bryan (Milwaukee, WI), Kevin (Eau Claire, WI), and Tyler Patton (Mayville, WI), as well as numerous and much-loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She is reunited in death with her parents and all nine of her brothers and sisters: Joseph, Edward, John, Raymond, and Josephine Urene, Joann Wheeler, Stephanie ??Steve?? Olmsted, Sophia Bancroft, and Odelia ??Dee?? Cohen. Services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home in Eau Claire, and she is to be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery overlooking Half Moon Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home a half hour prior to the services. As much as she loved all blooming things, Jan felt that they were for the living; the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association . Friends may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.
9/2/1925-12/16/2010 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we the family of Helen Denny, 85, announce her passing on Thursday, December 15, 2010., Helen was born in Rockville, MD to Ada Jane (full Sioux Indian) and Daniel Matthew Kerrick (full German) on September 2, 1925. She had been a resident of Ventura County for over 62 years and came here from Fairfax, VA., After 31 1/2 years, she retired as a Psychiatric Technician from Camarillo State Hospital. She then worked P/T at Everest & Jennings wheelchair in Camarillo. With her love to help people, she took care of seniors in Camarillo. Doing their cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, taking them to doctor appointments and whatever they needed her to do for them., Helen was a loving mother and grandmother. She was known as "Grandma Denny" to her grandchildren's friends. She would take all three children and their friends to different functions on a regular basis. She loved taking her grandchildren to baseball games, water slides, and to the beach. She would take each one wherever they wanted to go. She even took three additional children (all three were siblings and friends of her own grandchildren) to Las Vegas, NV to Circus Circus and to the big water slide one summer., Helen was a lover of dogs and had several throughout her life. She would cook chicken daily for her dog Timber and sit outside and brush his fur for hours. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them., As she got older, Alzheimer's set in making it difficult to know her five great-granddaughters. She loved her family dearly and each one held a special place in her heart. Helen touched many lives and was loved by those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all of us. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bun) of Somis, CA; and her sister Catherine of Columbia, SC. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Michael Barra of Ventura, CA; grandson, Chris Denny of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter and great-granddaughters, Sonia, Allison and Emily Childeres of Lee's Summit, MO; grandson Aaron Taylor, grand daughter-in-law, Kelly, and great granddaughters Sydney, Baylee and Emersyn from Somis, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Grace Kerrick from Fairfax, VA; sister Gladys Elston from Orange Park, FL; sisters-in-laws; Judith Mitchell and Annie Tenenbaum; brother-in-law, David Denny; several nieces and nephews, and her very best and dear friend of many, many years, Johnny Milburn in Camarillo, Ca; which Helen passed away on Johnny's birthday., A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Special love and thanks go out to Dierdre Daly and her loving, caring and understanding staff at Autumn Years at Ojai. And a "very special thanks" to Carrie at Livingston Memorial HOSPICE for taking the best care my mother could have ever had. Thank you all ever so much as you are angels on earth.
Helen S. Nash of Sarasota, Fla., former resident of New Milford, died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 23, 2010 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband John W. Nash. Helen and John were married for 70 years. Helen was born in New York City, January 29, 1917. She was a graduate of Russell Sage College and Baypath College and for many years performed secretarial work at the newspapers she and her husband owned and published. She once managed the Classified Advertising department of the New Milford Times. Helen and John moved from New Milford to Westfield, Massachusetts and from there spent increasing amounts of time in Sarasota, before retiring to 3924 Torrey Pines Blvd. in the Country Club of Sarasota. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Claudia Hurley and her husband, Michael, of Westfield. She was predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne. She is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Helen was a gifted musician and an accomplished organ player. She loved cooking and entertaining. She supported many wildlife organizations and loved animals, especially her Boston terriers. She always brought a sense of humor to everything she did. A Memorial service to celebrate her life was planned to be held at the Toale Brothers Gulf Gate Chapel, 6903 S. Tamiami Trail on Friday, December 31, at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions in her honor can be made to Wildlife organizations, The Humane Society, or to the charity of your choice.
Leavitt, Henrietta November 15, 1918 - December 28, 2010 Henrietta "Honey" Leavitt Born in Chicago with twin sister, Mickey, Honey was a caring and dutiful daughter and sister to both Mickey and younger brother Jim. Honey's love of dance led her to perform tap dancing at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. After meeting the man of her dreams, Dr. Julius Leavitt, they married and settled down in Los Angeles to raise their two children. Becoming part of L.A. life, she exhibited both love of family, friends and helped found Women Against Cancer. Honey is survived by son Richard (Carol); daughter Renee (John); grandchildren Erin, Allison (Matt), Nicole, Justin (Samantha); and great-grandchildren Hannah, Hudson and Nathan; brother Jim (Shirely); nieces Sandy (Burke), Susie, Joan (David) and Richard (Susan). Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park, Thursday 12:00 PM.
Herbert Charles Thomas of Vacaville passed away Wednesday in Sacramento at the age of 62., Herbert was born in Middletown, Ohio, to Paul and Minnie Thomas., Herbert served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 16, 1966, to Oct. 15, 1968. His military service included: Vietnam service for one year, one month and 11 days, heavy vehicle driver carrying Nitroglycerin, Co. D 36th Engineer Battalion Construction, Co. D 69th Engineer Battalion Construction USAR PAC, Corps III Ð Vung Tau, Vietnam, Corps IV Ð Can Tho & Soc Trang, Vietnam. Medals awarded: National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-14, Marksman Rifle M-16, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal., Herbert loved to drive. He had driven a truck since he was 12 years old and for the past 15 years had been employed as a driver for Basalite Concrete Products of Dixon. He also enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, square dancing and round dancing., Survivors include his wife, Fran; children, Sonia Rene Thomas (Chris) Potter of Alabama and Bobby Lee Thomas of Colorado; stepchildren, Ross Franklin (Sheila) Ridler of Kentucky and Rod Glen (Kathy) Ridler of California; two granddaughters; three step-granddaughters; three step-great-granddaughters; brothers, George Michael (Charlene) Thomas of Ohio and Ronald William (Alice) Thomas of Ohio; six nieces; five nephews; eight great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; nine great-great-nieces and 11 great-great-nephews., He was preceded in death by parents, Paul Vincent Thomas and Minnie Mable Knott; brothers, Paul Robert (Cora)Thomas and Carl Eugene (Carolyn) Thomas; and sister, Mary Bertha Branham., A service will be held Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramen- to Valley National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 1102 17th Ave., S No. 304, Nashville TN 37212-2208., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, online guest book www.mccunechapel .com.,
Herbert E. Thomas, 62, of Vacaville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in Sacramento. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1948. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army., Services will be held at a later date.
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THOMAS, JEANNE T. San Diego 7/28/32 - 12/17/10 10 AM, Wednesday, 1/5/11 San Rafael Catholic Church Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
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JAMES BORT, 77, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
Passed away in Santa Rosa, CA, Sunday, December 26, 2010, beloved husband of Elizabeth A. Whyte of Sebastopol. Loving father of Donna Dobrow of Half Moon Bay, Paul Whyte of Sebastopol, James Whyte of Santa Rosa and Janice Whyte of Sebastopol. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Courtney, Keenan and Ebony Whyte. Great grandfather of Two. Loving brother of Joseph Whyte of Fontana, CA, David Whyte of Alta Loma, CA, Richard Whyte of Cathedral City, CA. and the late Robert Whyte. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Springfield, MA. Age 84 years. A member of St. Sebastian's Catholic Church. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. At St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol, CA. Visitation at the church after 6:00 p.m. Private interment, Pleasant Hills Memorial Park. The family prefers donations made to St. Sebastian's Catholic Church in memory of Mr. Whyte. PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 829-5433
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
James Henry (Grandpa) Snelling December 20, 1925 - December 25, 2010 Jim Snelling was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas December 20, 1925 to Fred and Callie Snelling. He went to be with the Lord Christmas night after battling pneumonia for five continuous days. He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Lawhun (spouse Randy) of Sparks, NV, son, Larry Snelling (spouse Peggy) of Burney, CA, grandsons, Jim Snelling (spouse Lacy and great grandson Robby) of Reno, NV, grandson Robby (spouse Jessica and great grandchildren, Adrianna and Bryson) of Chico, CA., granddaughter, Jennifer McIntosh (spouse Rob and great grandson Elric) of Reno, NV, mother of his children and life long friend and ex-wife Maxine Sanders, of San Lorenzo, CA, Brother-In-Law, Chuck Turner, (spouse Linda) of Burney, CA Jim is also survived by sisters Artie Heffley, of Fall River Mills, Kathleen Shuffield, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Imogene Brucks, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lorene Haynes, of Chicago, Illinois, and brother Travis Gerene Snelling, of Taneyville, Missouri. He also leaves behind many dear friends and nieces and nephews. Jim joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and fought in Europe during WWII as a light machine gun (B.A.R.) infantryman. He moved to Burney, California to follow the love of his life Maxine Turner in 1946 and they were married in October of 1948. Jim worked in the timber industry as a timber faller and sawmill worker in the early years in Burney and many years later moved to Redding, California where he was employed at Kimberly Clark Paper and Simpson Paper for the last twenty years as a supervisor until he retired. He spent the last twenty-five years of his life retired in Burney where he lived with Larry, Peggy, Jimmy and Robby. The greatest joy for him was to watch his grandsons play sports and later become coaches. He followed them right up until the very end by going to Butte College and McQueen football games to watch them both coach. He also enjoyed the outdoors and spent many days hunting and fishing with his buddies Chuck Turner, Neland Doughty and Mory Visser. There were two very special men in Jim's life (Bill Allard and Rich Burger) that were like sons to him. He also respected and loved "His Doctor", Dr. Tom Watson (the only doctor he would listen to) and his good friend Roger Borkey (who often took Jim to lunch and dinner). His war stories and life's experiences stories were enjoyed by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him. His services will be held Thursday, December 30th at the Inter Mountain Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow military graveside services. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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JAMES VEAL, 93, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
Jim joined the Navy in March, 1963, and spent 23 years in the service until he retired to Vacaville with his family., He spent the last 14 years as an employee of U.C. Davis., Jim will be remembered by his loving wife of 38 years, Marcia; their children, John (Laurie), Doug (Kathy), Yvonne and Hallie; his mother, Joy; his sisters, Carol and Connie; brother, Donald; and nine grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his father, James Lewis; and his children, Daniel and Theresa., Jim's hobbies included bowling, woodwork and hunting, but above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family., Friends and family are invited to attend services on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Visit our guest book at www.NadeauFuneralHome.com, 455-7700.,
JAMES WILLMOTT, 85, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
UPHAM-Jane S. Upham, passed away in Yorba Linda, California on December 26, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born Jane Catherine Steadman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis and earned a bachelors degree in English literature from the
JANET J. MCGIFFIN MAR 18, 1926 - DEC 21, 2010 Our loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother Janet McGiffin, left this world for her eternal home in Heaven. Janet was born in Toledo, Ohio to George and Naomi Gipe. In 1943, she married the love of her life, Robert McGiffin. In 1957, the family moved from Toledo to California and had several business ventures, including an egg ranch in Chino and a Schwinn bicycle shop in Santa Paula. The family moved to Conroe, Texas in 1969 and in 1973 moved to Modesto and purchased Bressler's Ice Cream shop. Later, retirement saw Rob and Janet traveling the Western US and wintering in Yuma, AZ for 20 years, where they enjoyed golfing, bowling and dancing. Janet loved to garden, bowl, golf, paint, and was always the first to volunteer when a family member needed help doing something. Up until the time of her illness, she bowled on 2 leagues at McHenry Bowl. Her high scores were often listed in the Modesto Beeon Wednesdays. She also played bridge at the Senior Center and privately with a group of friends. She learned to paint in Yuma and completed many beautiful paintings, until she ran out of wall space. She excelled in everything she touched. When asked of her greatest accomplishment she replied, ''her family.'' Janet is survived by her son and his wife: Mike and Kit McGiffin of Austin, TX; daughters and their husbands: Marcia and Mark Vanlerberghe, Sandra and Dan Fitzgerald, Karen and George Blanco, Joyce and Doug Gee, all of Modesto; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren with another due in February; and her brother George Gipe of Toledo, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, her grandson, John Hoffmeyer and her parents. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 3rd at Calvary Lutheran Church, 547 Rose Avenue, Modesto. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Avenue, Hughson, CA 95326
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Jason S. Respo, 57 of Fillmore, was tragically taken from us on Dec. 15, 2010., He worked as a commercial fisherman for over 20 years, which he greatly enjoyed. He also had a love for restoring cars, football, boxing being with friends, but most of all talking and playing with his children., He is survived by his children: Jesse Respo, Cheanno Respo, Angela Respo and Amber Respo; grandchildren: Cecelia Respo, Martez Respo, Kashayla Respo and Shauntea Respo; fiance and friend: Denise Proudfoot; ex-wife and friend: Angela Macaluso; and sibling: Del Respo, A viewing will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Skillin-Carroll Chapel, 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore. A rosary and mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore at 9:30 a.m. There is a memorial fund set up for him at any Rabobank: Jason Respo Memorial Fund. Arrangments under the direction of Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary, 525-5595.
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James (Jim) Cowal March 13, 1953 - Dec. 27, 2010 Jim was born at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. He grew up in San Mateo going to Fiesta Garden Borel and graduating from Hillsdale High in 1971. Jim had worked for Don Hoy Mfg. in South San Francisco and Pyromet in San Carlos and was a member of the Machinist's Union. He then worked for the Belmont County Water District. This was his favorite job because he was outdoors all day. Jim was a big fan of football, good weed, and a cold Coors beer. He also enjoyed the Grateful Dead, for tunes and cutting curves on a motorcycle. He will be missed dearly. Jim's ashes will be scattered privately. See Ya!
KOTOW, Jim T. Passed away Dec. 17, 2010 at the age of 78. He was born April 10, 1932 in Riverside, and had been a longtime resident of Torrance. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Rose Kotow, daughter Carrie (Ron) Matoba, grandchildren Daniel and Kristi Matoba, brothers George and Tom Kotow, Roy Nakayama, and sisters Julie Nakasone and Kiyoko Shimizu. Private family services were held Dec. 28, 2010 in Green Hills Memorial Park. Green Hills Mortuary (310) 831-0311
JO ANNE RIDDLE OCT 9, 1940 - DEC 15, 2010 Jo Anne Riddle, 70, died Wednesday, December 15, in Modesto. Jo Anne was a native and lifelong resident of Modesto, CA. She was employed with the City of Modesto for 14 years as assistant to executive management and elected officials. Prior to that, for 25 years she was Executive Secretary to Special Education and Human Relations Directors of Modesto City Schools. She was a member of the Yosemite Conservancy; McHenry Museum & Historical Society; Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center; life member of the local California School Employees Association, serving as a representative of the state association. She volunteered as Greeter Coordinator for the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was a devoted lifelong member of national environmental organizations that supported her passion for protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park and the California High Sierra as well as local and national animal welfare organizations. She was a loyal supporter of community performing arts groups and enjoyed attending their performances. Over the years, Jo Anne enjoyed mountain camping with family and hiking the trails of the Yosemite High Country, with a base at Tuolumne Meadows, which became a family totemic place that all of the family enjoyed. Retirement allowed Jo Anne more time to continue volunteer work for the organizations she supported as well as the enjoyment of researching, learning and documenting her family history; traveling; gardening; civic beautification projects; catching up on reading; and daily walks with her dogs through the neighborhood park. She is survived by her brother Michael Wilkinson of Modesto; nephews and nieces Nathan Riddle of Sebastopol, Emilie Riddle Rhoden of Modesto, Janelle Peck of Livermore, John Wilkinson of Modesto, and Melanie Wilkinson of Portland, Oregon; as well as her beloved dog. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Valla Belle Pat'' Riddle and her brother James Riddle. A private family memorial was held, with burial in the family plot at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. Franklin and Downs Colonial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. As a memorial remembrance to Jo Anne, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in her name., on of Modesto; nephews and nieces Nathan Riddle of Sebastopol, Emilie Riddle Rhoden of Modesto, Janelle Peck of Livermore, John Wilkinson of Modesto, and Melanie Wilkinson of Portland, Oregon; as well as her beloved dog. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Valla Belle Pat'' Riddle and her brother James Riddle. A private family memorial was held, with burial in the family plot at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. Franklin and Downs Colonial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. As a memorial remembrance to Jo Anne, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in her name.
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It is with great sadness we announce the death of Dr. Joe Ridgway. Joe passed away on Dec. 16, 2010 at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from back surgery. He was 87., Born in Oberlin, Kan., on Sept. 7, 1923 to Wes and Flora Ridgway, Joe was the youngest of nine children. Albeit small in stature, Joe excelled athletically against kids much bigger than he. Joe obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University, graduating May of 1945. There he played varsity basketball for the Wildcats and was their captain for the 1944-45 season, his senior year., At K-State he met the love of his life, Jean Grossnickle, who worked in the military department at the school. Theirs was a whirlwind romance, they met in June and were married on Sept. 16, 1944. After graduation, the newlyweds went off to California where Joe was offered a veterinary job in Alta Dena for $250 a month!, Later while passing through Ventura on the way to Santa Barbara for a job interview, they fell in love with the city and its people. Joe established Ventura Veterinary Hospital and became the second veterinarian in Ventura. He continued to expand and improve his practice, eventually retiring in 1986. The hospital continues to thrive to this day., On Jan. 24, 1950 Joe and Jean welcomed their first son, Vincent Jay. Vince grew up to be an outstanding sportsman, following his father's footsteps in basketball and later as an avid fisherman and boat captain. Later they welcomed their adopted second son, Robert Glenn, on March 3, 1955, who became Joe's soul mate on the golf course and a successful realtor in Ventura. An avid golfer, Joe had the distinction of making four holes-in-one. Members of Saticoy Country Club, Joe and Jean joined the original club in 1953., Joe enjoyed playing with friends every Thursday and Saturday often playing a $1 Nassau with the loser buying the drinks. Known as the notorious "Ralph Rotten" group, they celebrated each one's birthday or some other not-so-important event. Many times Joe would bring his son Bob with him on these golf outings, instilling in him fair play and the love of the game. Both Joe and Jean loved the time of year when the annual "Parent Child" tournament was held at the club, many times taking home First Prize. Joe was very proud of his golf course and was quick to invite anyone who wanted the challenge of such a great facility., Joe was active in the local youth and adult sports leagues, coaching basketball and baseball. In the 1960s he took the City of Ventura's youth basketball team to tournaments in Newhall and Los Angeles coming away with impressive results. He also played in the city league for Warren Tire, playing point guard and small forward., Quick to try anything new, Joe once bought a dirt bike and learned to ride so he could join his son Bob at the racetrack. He joined the "Over The Hill Gang" and raced the senior novice division, occasionally finishing near the back of the pack, but smiling from ear to ear every time., The couple enjoyed traveling in their motor home around the United States, often back to their roots in Kansas. They also enjoyed taking boat cruises and plane trips to Florida, Louisiana, the East Coast, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand., Joe is survived by his wife, Jean, of 66 years; sons, Vince and Bob (wife Gwen and daughter Jennifer); sisters-in-law, Elna Ridgway and Maxine Ridgway; plus many nieces and nephews. Joe was the last surviving member of his eight brothers and sisters. Joe is also survived by several of Jean's family including Glen "Grossie" Grossnickle, John and Elvina Grossnickle, Ron and Loralea Grossnickle, and Tom and Shirley Grossnickle., A celebration of Joe's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home at 15 Teloma Drive in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ventura County Humane Society in Ojai or to Greyfoot Pet Adoption. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134. Please visit www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com and leave a tribute to Joe.
John Alfred Womack, Jr. January 31, 1931- December 14, 2010 John Womack, Jr., resident of Long Beach, passed away on Tuesday, December 14. He was born in Halifax County, VA and served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the
At his request there will be no formal services for John Brecker Tomasini, 70, of Vacaville. Mr. Tomasini passed away on Dec. 24, in Martinez. He was born in Connecticut on March 3, 1940. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
John Carl Tripp March 2, 1935 - December 26, 2010 Visitation is Friday, December 31, at 1:00 p.m., with a Chapel service at 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Interment will follow. Born in Duston, OK, one of 8 siblings and, Veteran. Survived by wife, Dorothy Marie Tripp; daughter, Cheryl; sons, Johnny, Rickie, Ronald, and Terry; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A man always there for everyone! We will all miss you, love your family.
JOHN O. CHALLENDER 61, of Riverside, CA, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010, at his home in Riverside after a brave battle with cancer. He worked in Central Mail for the County of Riverside. He also served the community in coaching the Magnolia Little League and was the president of JROTC Boosters at Poly High School. He is survived by his wife Deborah L. (Heger) Challender, sons John Robert Challender and James Dominic Challender of Riverside, father-in-law Alphouse Heger and mother-in-law Betty Heger of Oregon, brother-in-law Michael Heger, sister-in-law Anna Heger and niece Julie Bautista of Norwalk. A memorial service will be held at the Grove Community Church on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 am. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting
JOHN ARTHUR GRENAWALT John Arthur Grenawalt, 46, passed away on Sunday 12/12/2010. John graduated from Yucaipa High School and BYU. He was known for accompanying school Chorus\' and Choirs. He is survived by his mother, Connie. Arrangements entrusted to WEAVER-HUGHES MORTUARY To sign the guestbook or leave online condolences please visit
John Clinton Hopper Passed away peacefully at home in Kenwood California on December 2, 2010. John was born and raised in Jacksonville Illinois, the youngest of four children. His father was Thomas Vickerman Hopper and his mother was Alice Briggs Hopper. His folks owned the iconic Hopper Family Shoe store on the town square. John joined the Navy during, and shipped out of San Diego. He served on the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DMS - 34). The USS Doyle served as a naval escort in New Guinea and as a mine-sweeper in the Philippines and Borneo. After the war, in 1952, John married Barbara Kline in Eagle Rock, California. Re-enlisting during the, , John shipped out on the USS FD Roosevelt (CVA - 42). He was on board the aircraft carrier as it rounded Cape Horn in 1954 to test for endurance in cold weather. After serving his two tours of duty, John returned to California where he and his wife settled into teaching. John was always known for his kindness and patience. He taught at Sequoia Junior High School from 1956 until his retirement in 1982. John was very active in many volunteer organizations. He took the helm as president of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society from 1961- 1962. More recently, John was a dedicated volunteer at Strybing Botanical Garden, San Francisco for 25 years. He has been an active member of The Santa Rosa Garden Club for over 23 years. After retirement John and Barbara took their extensive collection of botanical specimen plants and moved north to Kenwood. In their new home, they worked hard to install the landscaping that would become their exquisite specimen garden including the 'John Hopper' rose. From 1984 to 2001 they worked as travel agents for GeoStar Travel Agency. At Geo Star John and Barbara led tours to see the bird and plant wonders of the world. John lived life in the fullest appreciation of the biological world and had a most excellent adventurous retirement. John Hopper is survived by his wife Barbara of 58 years, his nephew Tom Hopper of Atlanta Georgia, and niece Laura Quinlan of San Diego. A memorial service will be held for John on Thursday Janurary 6th at 2pm at the Eggen and Lance Chapel 5014 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA. Donations to be made to the Santa Rosa Garden Club.
Born August 11, 1928, passed away December 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Violet Murphey, Rohnert Park; father of Chris (Sue) Murphey, Hopland, Colin (Jill) Murphey, Redwood Valley, Claire Hardeman, Citrus Heights, Carole (Dan) Murphey, Asheville, NC, and step-daughters Marcia Threthic, San Rafael and Linda Maynard, Truckee. He is also survived by his sister Doreen Murphy, Geyserville and her family. He leaves grandchildren, Stephanie (Max), Kevin, James (Lindsay), Jeff, Amber, Bryce, Billy, Ryan, Kelsey, Tyler; and great granddaughter Sarah. Jack was a career fireman for the City of El Cerrito for 24 years. He also was a veteran of the Armed Services, discharged from the Army in 1956. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he attained a degree in Soil Science. He was very proud of his family heritage. His grandfather was the first judge of the eastern Sierra territory in Bridgeport, CA. He coached youth baseball in Rohnert Park for many years. He enjoyed jogging, working out at the health club, traveling and spending holidays with his family. Memorial Services will be held on Monday January 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The or the charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
John Mulligan 1922 - 2010 John Mulligan, 88 years old, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 26th, surrounded by his family and dreaming of the life he had loved, especially his days raising honeybees. John was born in Selma, California, later moving to Delano where he raised his family and was co-owner of Mulligan Furniture Company with his brother George. Eight years ago, he and Velma moved to Shafter to be closer to family. His life was centered around his love of family and his love for the Lord. In his last days he charged all of his children and grandchildren to take good care of his treasured wife, Velma. John is also survived by his four children, Tim Mulligan, Kathy Lindberg, Pat Mulligan, and Michael Mulligan; as well as 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services and a luncheon will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31, at the home of Michael and Susan Mulligan, 17647 Wasco Avenue, Shafter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hoffman Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Road, Bldg. 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312; California School Projects (a Christian High School Ministry) PO Box 904, La Mirada, CA 90637, or a charity of choice. Please sign John's online guestbook at, Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
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Passed away peacefully in her home of 51 years in Santa Rosa, CA on December 22. Born in Illinois on April 3, 1931 to Wilson and Hoyt Millard, the family moved to Petaluma, CA where she met the love of her life Stanley "Moe" Mohar. They married in 1950 and had three boys: John (Sandy), Rick, and Brad (Kristi). Joy loved being a mom. She would send the boys off to school, work at the families grocery store during the day, Fiesta Market, and was always home before her boys. She was a "Leave it to Beaver" mom. The family loved spending summers at Lake Berryessa, where Joy would drive the boat for the boys and niece Janet Kreyer, even though she could not swim. After retirement, Joy and Moe traveled the country and Canada in their RV and took the whole family to Mexico to celebrate their 50th year of marriage. She was a devoted mother, loving wife and all around amazing hostess. Especially loved Christmas Eve parties at their home, and was able to spend this Christmas with Moe, who passed away February 2008. Also survived by brothers Bob, Bill and Rick Millard. Grandmother to Erica, Dustin and Ally. Loving sister-in-law to Mary Ann Silviera and many other nieces, nephews and family members. By Joy's request no service will be held, rather a private family memorial. Donations made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Arrangement by Daniels Chapel of the Roses.
Juanita Gutierrez Juanita passed away peacefully December 27, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at St. Francis Convalescent Hospital. She was a homemaker her entire life and raised 10 children. She was dedicated to her church and enjoyed reading her bible and singing hymns. She is predeceased by her husband Jose Gutierrez, daughter Theresa, and sons Joe Mike, Nelson, Jimmy and Eli. She is survived by her daughters Cathy Anderson, Bernice Rodgers (Kirk), Erlinda Vanburnt, Peggy Airo (Wayne), son Peter and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit Saturday, January 1, 2011 after 5:00pm and for a Funeral Service on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2:00pm ALL at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. Private burial on Monday at 1:30pm, reception to follow. Family requests donations be made to El Nueva Jerusalem, 35 San Pedro Rd., Daly City, CA 94014.
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.
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.
Katherine M. Kitsuse died Nov. 30, 2010 in Venice.
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CAPITOLA - The words Katherine M. Kitsuse lived by, her daughter said, were in mysteries and biographies, travelogues and children's books.
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Kathleen Rose (Boden) Abundiz Resident of San Jose "Kasey", Age 62, departed to heaven on Dec. 17, 2010 after a long illness. She is dearly loved & missed by daughters Michelle Gonzalez & Brianna Abundiz. She loved each grandchild (Erica, Matthew, Honey Bee, Anthony, Carrina, Julius, Demetrius & Bella Rose) very deeply & unconditionally; they were her world. She remains forever in the hearts of her sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews & friends. A celebration of Kasey's life will be held on January 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 88 Race St., San Jose, CA 95126. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful to have your support of a monetary donation.
Kathleen Clark of Ojai, beloved wife of Robert, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. She was 81., Kathleen is survived by husband, Robert, of Ojai, and four children, Steven Michael (Leah), Carolyn Ann, David James (Jackie), and Daniel Guy, and six grandchildren, Jason, Christian, Jonah, Shawn, Wyatt, and Julia. She was preceded in death by brothers, James L. Farrell and Richard C. Farrell., Kathleen grew up in Oak Park, Ill., and her family moved to Los Angeles when Kathleen was a teenager. She attended Corvallis High School and Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, and in 1951 she graduated from Mount St. Mary's College. Kathleen and Bob married in 1954 and settled in Los Angeles., Kathleen delighted in sharing her warmth, wit, and great sense of humor with her family and her many friends. When her children had grown Kathleen dedicated herself to helping others, volunteering at the Suicide Prevention Center and as a counselor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. She taught public school for a time. She earned her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at California State University, Northridge, and she applied her knowledge to continued volunteer work at her church. She always wanted to extend a helping hand to anyone in need., Bob and Kathleen moved to Ojai in 1989, and became active in Ojai Presbyterian Church. Kathleen was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter QP, and she and Bob were members of the Mariners' Club. Through their 56 years of marriage, Bob and Kathleen remained "nuts about each other." They crossed the country on motor home trips, visiting 41 states and spending time with extended family along the way. Kathleen was an avid reader and an accomplished, creative photographer. Kathleen also loved music, and she imparted that appreciation to her children., Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Ojai Presbyterian Church, with a reception following at Stockham Hall, at the church. The family gives heartfelt thanks to Deirdre Daly and her wonderful staff at Autumn Years for the love and care they showed to our Kathleen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HELP of Ojai.
An avid birding enthusiast, died unexpectedly at her apartment on December 24th, 2010. She was born September 10, 1948, in Washington D.C., to Edward and Eleanor Scherzer. She grew up in D.C., and attended the University of D.C. She later moved to Nevada and graduated from UNLV with a degree in accounting. She eventually settled in Rohnert Park, Ca.. She took classes at Sonoma State Univ. and lived for many years at the Sonoma Grove trailer park, called "the Grove". She later moved to the Copeland Creek Senior Complex, where she died last week. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Burden; her son, Dennis Scherzer; and sisters Edna, Terri, Brenda, Genie, Jackie, and Jill and their families, including her nieces and nephews. Kathy loved the natural world, and took daily hikes to enjoy birding and observing plants. She loved teaching others about birds and native plants. She was an Audubon member, and a supporter of NAMI. A memorial gathering will be held at the NAMI building at 1300 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, Thursday December 30, 2010 at 10 00 a.m. Call 530-598-9212 for details. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Audubon Society or to NAMI, the National Association for Mental Illness, Sonoma Chapter.
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KEVIN RAY CHOJCZAK SEPT 11, 1969 - DEC 23,2010 Kevin, friend and comrade to so many in the struggle for freedom and justice has died. Kevin was born in San Francisco, and lived for seven years in Monterey before moving with his family to Turlock. After graduating from Turlock High School, he moved to San Francisco and was graduated with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from SFSU. There he began his affiliation with the International Socialist Organization to which he dedicated his talents to the struggles of the working class in the United States. Kevin was an avid reader of labor history, political economy and used this knowledge in the fight for social change. He was a steadfast worker, organizer, and writer. He was also a talented guitarist. He lived for a year in Argentina teaching English and traveled to Central America and Mexico. Over the years, Kevin was active in the human rights struggles of Salvadorans, immigrant rights and against the wars. In recent years, he lent his extraordinary gifts of mentorship and teaching as a Special Education paraprofessional. He was a forceful advocate for educators as a member of the Educators for a Democratic Union in San Francisco. Kevin was generous and thoughtful and always there for everyone. Kevin is proceded in death by his father Zbigniew Adam Chojczak. He was a loving uncle to Isaac and Salina. He is survived by his mother Diana, sister Danusia Chojczak Harp, grandmothers Alice Salazar and Maria Chojczak, his uncle David Saldana, and many other uncles, aunts, and cousins. He will be remembered forever and serve as an inspiration to many for his kindness and passionate concern for others. Family and friends are invited to his mother's residence to gather for a remembrance on Wed 12/29 at 1pm. Please share your memories and condolences at, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
KIMBERLY BECK APR 12, 1965 - DEC. 23, 2010 Kimberly Kim'' Beck 45, entered into rest on December 23, 2010 in Manteca, CA. She was born on April 12, 1965 in Stockton CA. Kimberly Joins her father in heaven the late Gary Costa. She leaves behind her loving mother Joan Costa of Manteca. Her children are; Timothy Beck Jr. and Philip Beck both of Modesto. Kim was blessed to have 3 grandchildren. She is a sister to Paul Costa and wife Casey of Manteca and a wonderful cousin to Michael, Mindy and Claudia and wonderful niece to Mike and Gloria Costa. Kimberly was a resident of Manteca and Escalon. In her younger years she attended New Haven Elementary School and was East Union High class of 1983 Graduate. She then went on to attend Modesto Junior College. Kim worked for Modesto Unified School District through their special needs program. Kim was a very loving and caring person with a big heart. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with all her nieces and nephews (always cooking up her favorite receipts). Kim's grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Kim had the most energetic personality, she never meet a stranger she was a friend to anyone who would cross her path. She loved going to Santa Cruz and spending time on the coast were she would find her self at peace. Kim was always on the look out for the next best movie and would tell you everything about it. Kim will be remembered for her out look on life, her free sprit and the glow she brought were ever she went Arrangements for Kimberly are under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Service will be held in her honor on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Foundation, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2555 49th street, Sacramento, CA 95817. For condolences to the family please go to, www.plfryandson.com.Search obituaries.
NOTTORF, LENORE FORT WORTH - Lenore Nottorf, 88, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010, at a local assisted-living center. Memorial service: A memorial service in celebration of Lenore's life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31st, in Lucas Funeral Home Chapel, 137 E. Hill St., Keller, with Pastor Mark D. Ingram of Words of Life Christian Center officiating. Entombment: Lenore will be laid to rest with her husband, Robert, in The Greewood Memorial Park Mausoleum, San Diego, Calif. Memorials: Friends who desire are respectfully invited to honor her memory with gifts in her name to Musical Merit Foundation, Treasurer, 3760 Florida St. #308, San Diego, Calif. 92104. Lenore Nottorf was born in 1922 in Portland, Ore. Music has always been her passion. Lenore performed regularly with the San Francisco Opera, then moved to New York City where she met and married Robert Nottorf. Lenore and Bob moved to New Jersey and had two children. While living in New Jersey, she was a founder of the Opera Theater of New Jersey and the founder and president of the American Academy of Opera in N.Y.C., as well as being a loving wife and mother. Lenore and her husband, Bob, moved to North Carolina where she was very active in PEO and was the official soloist at the International Convention in Anaheim. She was also North Carolina State president from 1987-1988. Lenore and Bob retired and moved to San Diego, Calif., where both were very active with the Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego. Lenore and Bob spent many years traveling the world and visiting their children. Lenore was preceded in death by her husband, Bob. Survivors: Lenore is survived by her daughter, Kathy Beagle of Sheridan, Wyo.; son, Eric Nottorf of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Beagle and Sean and Wendy Nottorf.
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Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
Lawrence Burnside, 86, of Redding died Monday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2010, at the young age of 52. She had been recovering from recent surgery. Lee Ann was born in Crescent City on March 13, 1958, to Lloyd and Darlene Creasey. The family eventually moved south, settling in Santa Rosa where Lee Ann graduated from Santa Rosa High School and Empire Business College with diplomas in both business and travel. She started her state service in August 1978 with the State Compensation Insurance Fund. After a brief period of employment with California Department Of Forestry and Fire Protection in the Forest practice office, she returned to her current employment with the State Fund. Lee Ann loved life. She found joy in cooking, gardening, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. She was a beloved aunt, always talking up her nieces and nephews who were the light of her life. She was so proud of all of them. She was a devoted daughter to her mother and father. Many knew her for her kind heart and generous nature; brightening the lives of many. We will all miss her beautiful smile and soft blonde curls. Lee Ann is survived by her two brothers Rob (Diane) of Marina and Andy (Kathy) of Yreka; loving aunt to Kristy (Chris), Carrie, Adam and John; great aunt to Jacob. Her family will be holding a Memorial Service in her honor on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Eggen & Lance Chapel, 1540 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held immediately afterwards at Odd Fellow's Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. Memorial donations may be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or the Council On Aging, 30 Kawana Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Lee Donaldson 60, of Yuba City, passed away on December 22, 2010. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, at 1pm at the Donaldson home, 1020 L Oswald Rd., YC. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
Leon E. Lopez, age 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away on Dec. 19, 2010 with his family at his side., He is now free of pain. Leon was born on June 22, 1919 in Ostipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. He was a resident of Ventura County for over 50 years. Leon loved many things. He enjoyed his gardening, his beloved dog "Primo," his cats, pigeons, and birds., He was a dedicated farm laborer, and was considered a very hard worker who took good care of his family. He loved his roses, and having his friends over. But his greatest love was his family, whom will miss him dearly, but he is now in Heaven with his wife, Socorro, and son, Chepe., He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Socorro Lopez, who passed away on Nov. 21, 2010; his first born baby daughter, Maria Josefina; and his son, Juan Antonio Lopez (Chepe). Leon is survived by his sons and daughters-in law, Gonzalo and wife Olivia Lopez, Hector and wife Rosa Lopez, Mario and wife Danette Lopez, Leon and wife Silvia Lopez; daughters and sons-in-law, Leticia Vaivao, Tonia and husband Jose Arias, and Maria and husband Shane Potts; 13 grandchildren, Danny Ray, Christopher, Jerry, Erik, Brittany, Michael, Michelle, and Jessica Lopez, Tara and Stephanie Vaivao, Joseph, Matthew, and Vanessa Arias; five great-grandchildren; sister, Petra Lopez; and three brothers, Lauro Lopez, Manuel Lopez and Juan Lopez., He also leaves behind a lot of wonderful friends in Cabrillo Village, where he lived since 1965. He will be deeply missed by all his loved ones and friends who knew and loved him., Special thanks to the Vitas Hospice Nurses and Staff for being with us during this most difficult time. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Cabrillo Village Chapel, 1515 South Saticoy Avenue in Ventura. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Road in Ventura. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
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Lewis Arlen "Buzz" Schulte, Resident of Reno, Died at home on Dec. 18th after a brief illness from cancer. Born on Mar. 4,1935, in San Francisco to Louis and Sue Schulte, Buzz graduated from Los Gatos H.S. and earned a B.S. in B.A. from the Univ. of San Francisco. A real estate developer, he was President of Santa Clara Co. Homebuilders Assn. and a life member of Nat'l Homebuilders Assn. He was active in civic affairs and was Chairman of SJ Sports Authority, a member of CA. Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Pres. Of 50+ Sr. Fitness Org., Founding member of Inner-City Games of S.C. Co. for at-risk youth. Buzz sponsored golf tournaments to benefit, , assisted in bringing the S. J. Arena to fruition and spent the past decade helping friends of Bill W. in San Jose and Reno., Buzz was an avid race walker and was Chair of World Cup of Race Walking ('91). He was on his high school and college golf teams and this interest led to his Presidency of San Jose CC and Chairman of Board or Saratoga CC. He was a member of the Prospector's Club of Reno., Buzz is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie; 3 daughters, Lisa Topp, Sue Marin and Bonnie Hargrove; 2 step-children, Leslie Haywood and Jeff Haywood and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services will be on 1/8/11 at 2 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 400 W. Franklin, Monterey, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Salvation Army "ARC", 702 W. Taylor, San Jose, CA, 95126.
Lois Catherine Ahern Born in San Francisco on July 4,1930. Passed away on December 27, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death in February 2010 by her loving husband Francis "Stubby" Ahern. Beloved mother/mother -in-law of Chris (Vance) Del Carlo, Cindy (Brendan) Daly, Cathie (Enda) Daly and Colleen (Michael) Daly loving and cherished grandmother of Gabe Del Carlo, Vanessa (Adrian) Del Carlo-Parr, Cody, Olivia, Casey, Christopher, Amber, Sean, Brittany and Michael Daly; great-great-grandmother of Isaac Daly-Hernandez. Lois is also survived by her loving sister Barbara (Ed) Campbell; her nephews Larry and Tom Campbell, Jimmy and Kevin Taylor; her niece Cathy Leff, and their families; sister-in-law, Barbara Taylor; and cousins, Beverly Buckley and Judy Cassidy. Lois graduated from ICA. She worked for many years for the SFUSD at several schools and different jobs. After retirement she worked as a ticket taker for the SF Giants. Very active in the St. Paul's Mothers Club where she made life long friends. She was very generous and had a very kind and loving heart. She was the absolute BEST mother and grandmother in the world. We will miss her forever. Friends and family may call on Sunday, January 2, 2011 after 6:00 p.m. at ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, corner of Church and Valley Streets where the Vigil Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 am also at St. Paul's Church. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to St. Paul's Preservation Fund.
Loretta Elaine Marteusz, (Auntie) passed away quietly at her home on Dec. 23, 2010. She was born on June 2, 1912 to Albert and Adeline Scicchitano in Pennsylvania and it was there she met her husband, Edward. They moved to Vallejo in 1952 where they bought their beloved home. Edward (Uncle Eddie) passed away in August 2004 and has been missed everyday by all who knew him., Auntie will always be remembered for opening her home to family and friends, year round, but especially during the holidays. Her cooking was legendary as well as her many kinds of delicious cookies. Who could ever forget the lasagna and wedding soup that were her specialties. Another wonderful trait was the way Auntie and Uncle Eddy were always there to help friends and family when they needed it the most., Auntie worked for many years in Vallejo at Crawley's and Levee's department stores and donated considerable time with the Retail Clerks Union, Sons and Daughters of Italy, St. Basil's Catholic Church and the Altar Society, all of which her passion and hobbies., Auntie is survived by her sister, Esther (Tutu) Mauser; nieces, Jeanne Doty, Dedria Catalano and Karen Stevenson; and nephews, Marlin Mauser and Steve Scicchitano. She also leaves several great and great-great nieces and nephews who always lit up her eyes and whose names she would always remember., A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Vallejo, followed by internment at All Souls Cemetery, Vallejo.
Lorice T. Nassif, age 87 of Bethel, previousy of Danbury, died on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Hancock Hall, Danbury. Miss Nassif was born in Lawrence, Mass., May 14, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie (Fadel) Nassif and attended Lawrence schools. A resident of the Danbury area since 1942 coming from Lawrence, she was employed with the Barden Corporation, Danbury in the accounting department. She was a member of St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury and of its Ladies Guild. Her devotion and love for her family and her friendliness will be sorely missed. Miss Nassif is survived by a brother, Namen N. Nassif Sr. and his wife, Nancy of Danbury; a sister, Margaret Tavella and her husband, Rocco of Danbury; four nephews, Namen N. Nassif Jr. and his wife, Roberta and their daughter, Tiffany of Naugatuck, Joseph Tavella and his wife, Maryann and their daughter, Sherry of Monroe, Philip Tavella and his wife, Wendy and their children, Matthew, Daniel and Katelyn, all of Newtown and Anthony Tavella and his wife, Kim of New Milford and a niece, Beverly Cacares and her husband, Edward and their children, Mercedes and Sabriyya all of New New Milford. Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Friday, December 31st, 2010 in Section 19 of St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury at 11:30 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Louis Saragosa, 73, of Dixon, died on Dec. 15 in Dixon., He was born in Dixon on May 28, 1937., Visitation and Rosary were held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., A Mass of Christian burial will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 105 S. Second St., Dixon. Father Carlos Farfan will be officiating. Burial will be held at Silveyville Cemetery., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.
Lucille Alice "Jan" Toschi 1909 - 2010 Lucille Alice Toschi, age 101, known to her friends and family as "Jan," peacefully passed away on December 26, 2010, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. Jan was born to Celestin and Lydia Vivian on January 12, 1909, in Bakersfield. Jan attended local schools in Bakersfield, and before her marriage, she worked for the telephone company. She married Charles Toschi on February 14, 1931. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Betty. After the death of her husband in 1959, Jan returned to work and retired from the Kern County Probation Department, Adult Division, on January 22, 1972. Jan, who was fluent in French, loved flowers and spent many happy hours in her gardens. She was an animal lover, and had the joy of caring for many loving pets over the years and will be missed by her Cocker Spaniel, Bonnie. Born to French parents and married to an Italian husband provided Jan with many opportunities to cook wonderful meals. She was a marvelous cook, and no one could top her pork roast dinner which she shared with family and friends. Jan attended St. Joseph Church. Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her brother, Val Vivian. She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Betty and son-in-law Norman Wills; her granddaughters, Sharon (and Bob) Wasden and Lee Ann ( and Rich) Hansen; and her two beautiful great-granddaughters, Anna Wasden and Ava Hansen. Jan will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the Golden Living Center for the excellent care that Jan received over the past eight years. The family would also like to especially thank caregivers, Beth, Sineth, Josie, Willie, Linda, and Dr. Memon for their special attention to Jan's care. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Jan's nurse, Debbie, who gave such loving and devoted care. Funeral services will be held at the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Home, 1100 Truxtun Ave., at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Bakersfield. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Lucy Chavarria Falk Turner passed away on December 24, 2010, in Hanford, California, at the age of 86., Lucy was born to Ramon and Marianita Chavarria on June 8, 1924, in Brawley, California., Lucy moved in her teen years to Kings County, where she met and in 1944 married Fritz Falk. Together Lucy and Fritz worked on their farm in Kettleman City until his death in 1958. Lucy continued to work the farm until 1970., Lucy is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Fritz Falk and John Turner; daughters, Sharon Falk and Gloria Macias; brothers, Raymond, Mike, Richard, Felix and Jose Chavarria; and her sisters, Santos Guerrero and Connie Acosta., Lucy is survived by her daughters, Linda Falk of Salinas, California, Judy Falk of Hanford, California, and Susan Falk Savage and her husband Jack; two brothers, Henry Chavarria of Alhambra, California and Rudy Chavarria of Lemoore, California; eight grandchildren, Suzette, Nicole, Todd, Lana, Jason, Jared, Joe and Heath; and 10 great grandchildren., Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty, Hanford., Funeral Services will be held at People's Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Grangeville Cemetery, Armona, California., Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of California, 4411 N. Cedar Ave #102, Fresno, CA 93726
Lucy May Youngblood-Smith 1922 - 2010 Lucy May Youngblood- Smith passed away December 26, 2010, in Chester, Montana. Born Lucy May Youngblood to Charlie Eli Youngblood and Nellie Edna Pearl (Andrews) Youngblood in Richardville, Oklahoma on May 10, 1922. She was one of eleven children: brothers, James, Leroy, JB and JR Youngblood; sisters, Pearl Frisbie, Edna Frisbie, Lizzie Phillips, Maggie Phillips, Betty Welch-Parker; and baby sister, Pauline Youngblood. The Youngblood family migrated to Bakersfield, California in 1936. On November 6, 1937 at the age of fifteen, she married Ernest B. Smith. The newlyweds settled down in the Arvin- Lamont area. Ernest and Lucy had six children, Shirley, Ernestine, Don, Wanda, Jan and Tonia. She also had a stepdaughter from Ernest's first marriage, Thelma J. Brown. Lucy's life was devoted to raising their children and helping with the farm, where they raised cotton, alfalfa and boysenberries. Ernest passed away September 17, 1999. Lucy moved to Chester, Montana on August 10, 2006, to be near some of her children. Lucy was blessed many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In her later years Lucy began collecting dolls, and enjoyed finding and adding them to her collection. She loved yard sales. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; nine of her siblings; her daughter, Wanda M. Gibson; and her grandchildren, Dennis Clark and Magen Wickum. She is survived by her children, Shirley Harrington (Bob), Ernestine Beshears-Mader (Gary), Don Smith (Pat), Jan Hendricks (Danny) and Tonia Wickum (Steve); stepdaughter, Thelma Brown (Fred); and her sister, Betty Welch-Parker. A memorial service will be held next Spring. For information, contact Jan Hendricks at email@example.com.
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Julius, Lupe Maura; Nee Montoya Peacefully passed away just after noon on Monday, December 27, 2010. Born in San Jose, CA on Nov. 21, 1913, Two hours after her twin Louise, to Charles and Sarafina Montoya. The Montoya clan dates back to the early 1700's in California. Lupe moved to SF in 1944. Lupe worked for the US Army at Fort Mason, Marwadells, VWR and CMS. Lupe married Henry F. Julius (d.1994), in January of 1949. In 1953 Henry and Lupe moved to SSF where they raised their two children E. Francisco Julius of Rome, Italy and Barbara A. Julius of SSF. Lupe is survived by her children and three nieces and a nephew. Lupe's family preceded her in death; parents in the '60's; and siblings: Constance, Irene, Louise and Ralph. Lupe was a founding parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, SSF. She was a member of Los Califorianos, the Kopling Society and the YLI. Friends may visit between 4-8pm Mon. Jan 3rd Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. SF where a Vigil will be held at 7pm. Mass of Resurrection will be offered on Tues, Jan 4th at 11am Mater Dolorosa Church, 307 Willow Way, So. SF. Committal Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in memory of Lupe Maura Julius to Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446 Condolences may also be made at www.gardenchapel885.com Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510
INFANT LUPITA NAVARRETE-CASTILLO, of Santa Maria, CA.,, passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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AKO, MALOU of San Diego, California Jan. 2, 1988 - Dec. 23, 2010 Viewing at Featheringill Mortuary 2-6pm 12/30; St. Luke's 3725 30th St. on 12/31 at 10am Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
GOLD, MANNY of San Diego March 13, 1914 ~ Dec. 26, 2010 Am Israel Mortuary 619-583-8850
GULLACI, MARK of San Diego, California March 26, 1992 - Dec. 23, 2010 Viewing at Featheringill Mortuary 2-6pm 12/30; St. Luke's 3725 30th St., 12/31 at 10am Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
JONES, MELVIN LEE Harvey, Louisiana 3/12/53 - 12/22/10 12/28/10 at 1 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141
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Majken L.V. Neuman Resident of Menlo Park Born in Goteborg, Sweden. Passed away Dec. 21, 2010. She was 89. Worked at Raytheon in MV for 13 years. Loved her son Gary Neuman, wife Sumie. Daughter Eva-Lena Lyssand, husband Age. 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Passionate contributor to all animal causes. Service on Jan. 2 at 3PM at Redwood Chapel 847 Woodside Rd. Redwood City. In lieu of flowers please donate in Majkens name to the Peninsula Humane Society and/or Pets in Need in RWC.
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Manuela "Nellie" Lopez April 4, 1932 - December 24, 2010 Graveside services for Nellie Lopez will be held on Thursday, December 30, 3:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Nellie was born in Cameron, Texas to Jesus and Francisca (Zavala) Martinez. She eventually moved to California and made Bakersfield her home. She retired as a CNA after 30 years. Nellie was a very compassionate woman who always made you feel welcome in her home. She leaves behind four daughters who will miss her dearly: Mary Martinez, Juanita and Richard Jimenez, Alicia and Manuel Rubio, Rosemary and Rocky Ramos; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great- great grandson. Nellie has gone home to be with her other family whom she loved and missed very much, sons, Raymond Juarez, Jeff, David and Danny Lopez; brothers, Domingo and Stanley Martinez; sisters, Tomasita Juarez and Lupe Arzate; and her parents. The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Bakersfield Healthcare Center for the care they provided and Memorial Hospital Hospice for their help during this difficult time. Visitation will be held prior to the Graveside service from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary
Maralee Anne Iavello passed away on Dec. 19, 2010 due to heart disease., She is survived by her son, Tom, his wife and two children, and her ex-husband, Don., She was an original member of St. Peter Claver Church and was the choir director for over 35 years. She was also a dedicated member of the Bereavement Committee and Mission Circle. Maralee was a wonderful grammi, a terrific mother-in-law and a valued friend., Whenever we see purple PT Cruisers or ducks we will always think of her., Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Simi Valley. Interment will follow at San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery.
MARGARET GRAHAM EISENZIMMER 90, of Riverside, CA. died December 24, 2010. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 23, 1920. Margaret graduated from Granite High School on 33rd South. She was married to Edward Peter Eisenzimmer who proceeded her in death in 1967. Margaret lived in Riverside for 58 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by her children Gary, David, Karen and Teresa. Her oldest daughter Linda died in 1999. She has 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Special loving thanks to Vicki Mariger, her granddaughter, for her loving care in her last day of mortality. Services will be held at the LDS Church, 181 Blaine St., Riverside, on Thursday December 30. Viewing from 10-10:45am services at 11:00am.
DiScianni, Margaret Gallo November 8, 1921 - December 16, 2010 Margaret Gallo DiScianni passed away peacefully surrounded by family following complications from a stroke. Margaret was born in Salaparuta, Sicily to Benedetto and Rosaria Baiamonte and immigrated to the U.S. in 1937, settling in Lincoln Heights. She met and married her husband Jack Gallo, a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne who fought in World War II, and raised their five children in Highland Park. After her husband's death in 1959 she worked as a seamstress. She valued learning and sent her children to Catholic Schools and was her children's best example. She retired to Orange County before remarrying Joe DiScianni of Covina, who was the founder of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. After his death she returned to Orange County. Margaret is survived by her children (and spouses) Joe Gallo (Linda-predeceased) of Huntington Beach, John Gallo (Deborah) of Murphys, CA, Jim Gallo (Lisa) of Pasadena, Rosalyn (Catherine) of San Francisco, and Mary (Rick) of Houston, TX. She will be missed by her grandchildren Rena, Jennifer, Jack, Melissa, Sara, Melinda, Chris, Matthew, Margeaux and Jamie, and great grandchildren Levi, Marcus, Lily, Ghitta and Hannah. A funeral mass will be held Dec. 30, 2010 at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach.
MARGRETTA BURTON Age 86, resident of Riverside, CA since 1953, passed away 12/24/2010, due to natural causes, at Faith, Hope, Love Board & Care in Riverside. Margretta was born 06/20/1924 in Logan, West Virginia. Margretta is survived by her daughters, Billie Hobb (Jim) and Vicki Fiegenger (Gary); 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Larry Burton and daughter, Laevon Ford. Special thanks to Faith, Hope & Love Board and Care and Ultimate Care hospice for their extra ordinary care of our loved one. Graveside Service 12/31, 10am at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Services entrusted to: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary (951) 689-1441
Maria T. Kristel Age 99, passed away peacefully in San Francisco, December 25, 2010. Dearly beloved mother of Elsie Siewert; cherished grandmother of Michael, Daniel, Tim, Linda and Debra and of the late Harry, Jr.; great grandmother of Nicholas and Karina; also survived by her step-daughter, Dorothy. Friends and family may visit Thursday at 10 am and are invited to the Funeral Service at 11 am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery.
Maria Rosina Benel, 49, passed away Christmas Eve in her home following a brief illness. She was born in Peru and has lived in Vallejo and worked as a daycare provider for the past 11 years., Maria is survived by her husband, Angel; son, Jim Jhonatan Ventura Benel; daughters, Melissa Ventura Benel and Meilyn Ventura Benel; her father, Eleodoro Benel; her sisters, Pilar, Juana, Amalia and May; her brothers, Max, Fidel, Armando, Javier, Ricardo and Rafael; and the family dog, Reeki., Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia. Burial will follow in the Benicia Cemetery. Visitation at the mortuary will be held today, Dec. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Marie Toyo (Kawasaki) Sakauye Resident of San Jose 7/20/1917 to 12/23/2010 Born in San Francisco, Ca., raised in the Salinas Valley, and lived in the Santa Clara Valley since 1946. Interned in the Poston Arizona Relocation camp during WWII. She was predeceased by two husbands, Noboru Kawasaki in 1967 and Eiichi Sakauye in 2005. She is survived by four sons, James (Jan), Dennis (Cindy), Ronald (Jennifer) and Wayne (Linda) Kawasaki and two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Ernest Kazato) Sakauye and Jane (Donald) May. She has 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 5 siblings and is survived by Mitsuo Kondo, Makiko (aka Mike) Ikemura and Sally Okano. Also survived by many relatives in Japan. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, quilting, Japanese doll making. Services will be held on January 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 Fifth St., San Jose, 95112 Funeral arrangements by Willow Glen Funeral Home, 1039 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 95125. Floral arrangements by Cupertino Florists (408-252-3560). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Jose Buddhist Church (address above) or Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. Fourth St., San Jose, 95112.
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Mary Canady Resident of Grants Pass 88, died Monda, December 27, 2010 at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grants Pass, Oregon. Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home in Grants Pass, Oregon is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Canellos Jun 11, 1915 - Dec. 26, 2010 A native San Franciscan, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John. She will be greatly missed by her children, Michael (Ellen), Joanne, her grandchildren Mary, Kimberly, George, John (Sina), and great grandson Dregen, brother Dr. Stephen Saribalis, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Greek Orthodox Memorial Chapel on December 29, 2010. The family would like to thank Limerick House for it's loving care. Contributions may be made to Limerick House, 2585 Wentworth Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066.
Mary Roberts Clark 3-19-1920 - 12-18-2010 Passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Alexandra Clark and her daughter and son-in-law Victoria and Glenn Nienaber and her three granddaughters Angelina and Sophia Simonpour and Olivia Nienaber. Born in Zimbabwe, Africa, Mary resided in SF for the past 33 years. She cherished being an employee of The Maritime Museum, a member of Grace Cathedral and a resident of The Heritage. Funeral services will be held January 6, 2011, 10 AM at Grace Cathedral, a light reception to follow.
Mary Dollgean Rodrigues passed away peacefully & comfortably on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Kings Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hanford, Calif. at the age of 97 1/2 years., Mary was born in Riverdale, Calif. on April 28, 1913 at the family home of her parents Manuel V. & Genevieve Rodrigues. She attended Riverdale schools. When her father passed, she stayed home to help her brothers, John & Frank with the chores on the family dairy farm. She milked cows, picked cotton, baled hay alongside her brothers. She loved gardening and grew many vegetable and fruits for the family. She helped her mother cook the meals and do laundry. When her mother became bedridden, she was her mother's sole caregiver, until her mother passed away in 1984., Mary enjoyed her gardening and flowers and truly had a green thumb. She was always very excited about attending her S.P.R.S.1. meetings in Riverdale as it gave her an opportunity to see and visit with her friends. She was a quiet person, but always had a beautiful smile to greet a friend, family member or even a stranger. After breaking a hip, she went to live at Valley Christian Home and later Kings Nursing & Rehab in Hanford, Calif. She really enjoyed making new friends and participated in exercise classes, bingo games, trips to the park, mall and Tachi Palace with her friends., Mary was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Riverdale all her life. She loved her religion, her friends & especially her family, which was so precious to her., Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel V. & Geneieve Rodrigues, her three brothers, Lionel, Frank, John and sister¬in-law, Mary A. Rodrigues., Mary is survived by nieces, Godchild Geraldine Machado & husband Marvin of Tulare, Marlene Raven & husband Bill of Armona, Linda Smith and husband Michael of Riverdale, Evalena Garcia and husband Raymond of Lemoore, Kathleen Howard and husband Perry of Lemoore, and nephews, Leonard Rodrigues and wife Yvonne of Manteca, Jimmy Rodrigues and wife, Kathleen of Visalia, and Franky Rodrigues and Emily of Fresno., Viewing will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church on Thursday, December 30 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rosary and funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Laton. Funeral arrangements by Whitehurst-McNamara.
MARY LOU GOMEZ, 72, of Santa Maria, passed away December 27, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
Mary Rositano Dering, 90, of Vacaville, died on Thursday, Dec. 16, in Vacaville., She was born in English Hills, Calif., on Sept. 18, 1920., A funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.
KUBOTA, Masako Age 86, passed away on December 16, 2010. Beloved wife of Tadashi Kubota; mother of Susumu (Yasuko) and Makoto Mick (Norma) Kubota, and Kinuko (Jerry) Hashimoto; grandmother of five; great-grandmother of one. She is also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 29 at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel in the Garden." www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441
Billet, Matthew Charles October 31, 1963 - December 25, 2010 Born in Los Angeles on Halloween. He and his wife, Ellen, spent their lives devoted to their beautiful daughter, Bailey, the light of Matt's life and the reason he got up every day. Matt's family and his many friends will forever miss his warmth, wit, intelligence and endless irreverance. But we know he is watching over us and smiling, listening to the Grateful Dead as his beloved Raiders win the Super Bowl. Matt is survived by his wife Ellen, daughter Bailey, parents Monica & Jerry Billet, and sister Melissa Billet Brennan (Thom). We will love him until the end of time. Service to be held Friday, December 31 at 10:00 AM Eden Memorial Park.
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Michael D. Bednarek Jan. 17, 1960 - Dec. 15, 2010 Born in Buffalo NY, Michael move to San Francisco 19 years ago. He was a graduate of the Rhienbeck Institute, Rhienbeck NY. He was a former employee at the Titanic Cafe and Casto Travel. He was famous for his red mustache. Survivors include his mother, Elva Mae, sister Janet, brother Kevin and many nieces and nephews. As well as many adoring friends. Rest in peace dear friend. Memorial pending.
Mildred Solomon passed away after a brief illness., Mildred was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 17, 1922. She moved to Oxnard in 1956 with her husband, Irving, and two young daughters, Sheryl and Jeanie, when Irving transferred to Point Mugu Missile Range as an electronic engineer., Mildred was a housewife and active in many organizations; Missile Mrs., Temple Beth Torah, ORT, National Council of Jewish Women, Bachelor and Bachelorette Square Dancing Club, as well as bridge and pan card clubs. Mildred discovered her artistic talent when she moved into a retirement home and took art and craft classes. She excelled in making jewelry. Students and residents bought her beautifully designed necklaces and bracelets., She was preceded in death by her husband who was her high school sweetheart. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Cohen; son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Scott; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her best friend of 50 plus years, Bee Stein., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Burial has taken place at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, with Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller of Temple Beth Torah officiating.
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A Celebration of Life for Mona Rae Talbot, 60, of Vacaville, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Pietro's No. 2, located at 679 Merchant St., in Vacaville, Calif. Mrs. Talbot passed away on Dec. 25. She was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Fairfield, Calif. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.
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Harold Junior Hoile, age 86, and Muriel Patricia Hoile, age 92, passed away peacefully within days of each other - he on December 6 .....
Myron L. Strate "M.L.", Myron L. Strate "M.L." age 86, passed away December 25, 2010 in Santa Maria, CA. He was born March 24, 1924 in McAlaster, Oklahoma to Roy Clifford and Oma Jewel Strate., He served in the U.S.A.F in, . In 1945, M.L. met and married Mary Lou Harmon after only one week of dating. They moved to CA in 1946 and had 5 children. In 1959, they moved to the Santa Maria Valley where he became a general building contractor doing most of his work at VAFB. He retired after 40 years. He and Mary enjoyed traveling and lots of camping, hunting and fishing., He was a member of the Santa Maria Contractors Association, the Santa Maria Elks and the Santa Maria 4-wheelers., M.L. is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary, daughters Darlene Grimmett, Charlotte Payne and Mary Caldera (Tom) and son Duane Strate, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his son Mark Strate in 1985 and Brother Roy Strate and Sister Glada Hernandez., A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary., A special thanks to the Dr's and nursing staff at Marian Hospital for all their care and consideration during our difficult time., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Richard Nissen Resident of East Richmond Heights Richard Wellington Nissen, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 26, 2010. He is survived by his .....
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Nancy Sue Ryan passed away in her home on December 28, 2010, after a long battle with brain cancer, she was 58. Nancy was born on September 21, 1952 to Ben and Maryellen Baber in Woodland California. Growing up in Willows she had a passion for swimming and was a member of the Willows Hydro Jets where she won many awards. She was Willows Lamb Derby Queen in 1970 and graduated from Willows High School that same year. On August 8, 1970 she married Gary Harold Ryan in Reno NV. They lived in Maxwell and she gave swimming lessons. She was the Secretary for the Colusa chamber of Commerce for many years. In 1993 Nancy started working in Chico selling radio advertising. She loved working in Chico and was a top selling agent. Nancy enjoyed going to concerts, Sacramento Kings games and spending time with her grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her husband Gary H Ryan of Maxwell; Son Patric M. Ryan and his wife Monica, of Maxwell; Son Kevin J. Ryan and his wife Courtney, of Maxwell; Son William G Ryan and his wife Jessica of Chico.; Grandchildren Mariah, Owen, Ethen and Walker Ryan of Maxwell.; Mother Mary Ellen Smith of Willows; Her brother Ben Baber of Mt. Shasta; Her sister Mary Wade of Willows; Her brother Bob Baber of Hot Springs AR; Her sister Linda Fisher of Willows. A visitation will be held at McNary-Moore Chapel on Wednesday, January 5th from 5-8 pm. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Maxwell Cemetery on Thursday, January 6th . A potluck lunch will follow services at the Maxwell Fire Department in Maxwell. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Nancy's name to: UCSF Neuro Oncology Program P.O. Box 45339 San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice. Send Condolences to
Nathan "Spike" Schrader passed away on Dec. 19, and it was with great sadness that we watched our beloved dad lose his courageous battle with cancer and dance his way into heaven., Nathan William Schrader was born in Farmington, Mont., He was employed by the Montana Power Company in Great Falls, Mont., for 46 years. After retiring, he and his wife Gladys moved to Vacaville, Calif., in 1982., They enjoyed camping and spending time with their children and grandchildren in California., After his wife passed away in 1994, he became interested in woodworking and attending senior dances several times a week. He liked to be called "Spike." He got great pleasure from giving away his oven pulls to people he saw frequently and to unsuspecting strangers as a random act of kindness., He was a kind and caring person who cared deeply for his family. He was an inspiration to all of us as he battled his cancer., He touched many lives with his kindness and surprise gifts of his oven pulls or his bag of chocolate treats., He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 1994; and his son, William Jon in 1993., He is survived by his half-sister, Patty Riegel of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Natalie Williams of Rio Vista, Calif.; daughter, Robin (Clyde) Carpino of Fairfield, Calif.; grandsons, Cody Carpino of Auburn, Calif., Todd (Sarah) Carpino of Simi Valley, Calif., and Colby (Sheri) Schrader of San Diego; granddaughter, Kelly (Josh) Kreutzen of Fullerton, Calif., and great-granddaughter, Tegan Carpino of Simi Valley, Calif., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ., A viewing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, Calif., followed by a funeral on Monday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, (707) 448-6546.,
Our beautiful Nicole was embraced by the Lord and taken home on Dec. 3. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Stewart Aponte; son and daughter, Ethan and Ashley Aponte; parents, Alan and Jeanette Graves; father, Albert (Flo) Gilfillan; grandmother, Norma Otis; sister, Kimberly Graves; brothers, Paul (nephew Lil Paul) Gilfillan, David (Christina) Graves; uncles, J.D. Otis and family, Danny (Marguerite) Otis and family; aunt, Patty (Bill) Gannon and family and aunt Christine Joachim and family., Nicole worked as a lead emergency room tech in Colorado and recently transferred to the new hospital based clinic as a medical technician for a physician assistant. She treated her patients with dignity and compassion, a rare gift instilled in few. Her love for health care began early in life when she worked as a junior volunteer at VacaValley Hospital where she fell in love with the emergency room., Nicole was a wonderful daughter and mother to two beautiful children, Ashley and Ethan. She will be remembered for her love of family, quick wit, sense of humor, fun loving and outgoing personality. Her sudden and unexpected death has saddened our entire family and she will be sorely missed by all who had known her., Nicole attended school in Vacaville at Vaca Peña Middle School and Vaca High., The family wishes to send our heartfelt appreciation to family and dear friends and neighbors for the overwhelming support they have received during this very difficult time. Words alone cannot express the comfort and kindness we have received and Nicole would have been so touched. She loved you all., May the dear Lord continue to watch over Nicole and our family, we will miss her every minute of every day until one day we are once again reunited in heaven with our beautiful Nicole., Funeral arrangements were made by Alternative Mortuary in Colorado, burial will be private at the Vacaville Cemetery., A memorial fund has been setup to assist the Aponte family at Travis Credit Union, account No. 471039 AP.,
NOE FAUSTINO CARDOSO MAR 24, 1927-DEC 25, 2010 Age 83 passed away in the Azores. He enjoyed playing guitar, enjoyed spending time at his windmill by his home in the Azores and grinding the corn for his friends to make their corn bread and spending time visiting his friends and family. Survivors- Son- Carmrlino Cardoso and his wife-Maria Lucilia of Engenho, Topo, Sao Jorge, Azores, Daughters- Maria Gonsalves of Modesto, Ines Avila and her husband Gabriel of San Jose, Teresa Soares and her husband Jose of Turlock and Rosa Gonsalves and her husband Joe of Modesto. 14- Grandchildren and 6 Great Grand children. Preceded in death by his two wifes- Mariana Madelena da Silva in 1982 and Maria Elena Oliveira Cardoso in 2006 and two brothers- Tubias Faustino Cardoso and Alforedo Faustino Cardoso. Memorial Mass-6:30PM, Dec 30,2010 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
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AVILA -- Steven Avila, 48, of Dinuba died Monday. He was an electrician. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dopkins Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Jan. 7, Smith Mountain Cemetery.
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Rothwell B. Mason, a retired Sacramento Superior Court judge, former federal prosecutor and avid pilot who commuted to court by plane, died Sunday of complications from cardiopulmonary disease and cancer. He was 83. Rothwell B. Mason
Ofelia went to be with her Lord on December 21, 2010 at the age of 81. Ofelia was born on February 22, 1929 in Sinton, Texas. At a young age her family moved to a small town in Mexico where she grew up and married Carlos Quiroga Sr. on July 6, 1946. She spent the rest of her life by his side as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her three sons: Hector (Denise) Quiroga, Carlos (Dayle) Quiroga Jr., and Erasmo Quiroga. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend the Rosary on Monday, December 27, 6:00 p.m. at Romano Windsor Mortuary on 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, 707-838-6000. A mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 28, noon (12:00 p.m.) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor followed by graveside services.
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OLIVER (PETE) FLETCHER Oct. 23, 1927 ~ Dec. 26, 2010 1st Southern Baptist, 433 S. San Jacinto, Hemet, CA 92345. Services Thurs., 12/30/10, 11am, Viewing 10am.
Dec. 30, 1931-Dec. 17, 2010 Funeral services for Oracia Rebecca McCurtis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 have been changed to: South Coast Fellowship, 4050 Market St., Ventura, CA 93003, 11 a.m., Viewing will begin Tuesday and Wednesday morning, December 28 and 29, at Reardon Mortuary, 757 E. Main. A celebration concert will take place on Wednesday night, at the Total Life Christian Center, 660 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura.
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.
COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity
JONES, PEARL BEAL Pearl Beal Jones of Lakeside died December 22, 2010. She was born March 18, 1917 in Pekin, Illinois. An ever positive, ever smiling, ever caring lady. She joins her husband, Audrey, and her angel mother, Edna, in their eternal home. Pearl, a retired Pacific Bell operator, continued to use her caring and listening skills as a caregiver for many years. She was a member of the Faith Fellowship Christian Church. Survivors include nephews and nieces, Jerry Dean Beale of Gurnee, Illinois; Vicki Dykema and Kristi Campbell of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Jaci Richards of Jenison, Michigan, Eileen Hutton of Shelbyville, Michigan, Janice Karroum of Gilmore, Australia, and Bill Heller of Rollingstone, Minnesota. Burial at El Camino Memorial Park - Loma Siesta, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego has been held. Remembrances may be sent to San Diego Children's Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123.
GALLEGOS, PETER J. San Diego, CA June 18, 1976 - Dec. 22, 2010 Dec. 30, 2010 in New Mexico Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101
Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Passed away on December 25, 2010 at her home. Survived by her husband of 55 years Bill of Santa Rosa; children Judy, Bob, Jon (Sonja), Tim (Rebecca), Lisa Neves (Brian); seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sister of Phyllis Furman and Ralph Elliott; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends Loudell Richards and Betty Dibez; preceded in death by six of her siblings, and dear friend Louise Bordessa; A native of Occidental, CA, age 78. Pat enjoyed penny slots, friends, and grandchildren and was an excellent cook. Friends are invited to a Funeral service on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to Hospice by the Bay. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES 525-3730
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LUCKS, Paula Schulman Beloved mother of Linda (Michael Rosenfeld) Lucks, Irvin (Sherry) Lucks and Edwin (Judy) Lucks. Loving grandmother of six, great-grandmother of 12 and great great grandmother of two. Dear Sister of Hilda Milstein. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge, CA. Services Thursday 11:00 AM, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
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PRADEEP KUMAR NARAYAN JUL 14, 1956 - DEC 25, 2010 Mr. Narayan came to the US in 1972 and settled in Modesto where he attended Downey High School. He later married Renuka Devi Chandar in 1983. He was employed by Fox River Paper. He enjoyed playing golf, refereeing soccer and reading. In addition to his wife, Pradeep is survived by his daughters, Ronica Narayan, and Shiurina Maharaj, 2 grandchildren, Savanna McGhee and Akshay Maharaj. He also leaves behind his siblings, Rohit K. Narayan, Molina Devi Holder, Sadhna Devi Rerez, and Sansay K. Narayan. A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, Nov. 30, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. Ceremonial cremation will follow at Turlock Memorial Park Crematory. Please share your memories and condolences at:, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
Rebecca ("Becky") Wood Watkin Architect and longtime activist for environmental, public housing, and other progressive causes, died quietly in her sleep on December 19, 2010, at the age of 97 in La Jolla. Becky was born on April 4, 1913 in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Erskine Wood, an attorney, and Rebecca Biddle Wood. She earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1933, and a B. Arch. from the Architecture School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. At that time, Penn did not admit women to the Architecture School, so she enrolled in the School of Fine Arts. There she took all the courses required for an architecture degree, and together with two other young women, insisted that the university confer a Bachelor of Architecture degree, making them the first women to receive that degree from Penn's distinguished Architecture School. With her degree in hand, she moved to Sausalito; and after writing sixty job applications, got work as a draftswoman. After the required four years of drafting work, she got her California architectural license in 1944 and opened her own practice in 1951. As one of the first women to graduate in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and one of the few women licensed to practice in California, Becky used the respect she had earned in her chosen field to benefit others less fortunate. Combining her professional life and her talents as a civic leader, she helped found and lead the Marin Ecumenical Association for Housing, which has provided hundreds of low-income housing units in the county. As a member of the Marin County Planning Commission in the 1970s, she was a leading advocate for environmentally sensitive development and affordable housing. Her dogged determination to recognize and address the needs of all citizens had a significant impact on raising public awareness and community planning. Among Becky's many architectural works, both commercial and residential, is the summer camp for Girl Scouts. This project also provided an illustration of her commitment to volunteerism and just getting the job done. When there was fear of erosion of a hillside at the camp, and the Girl Scouts could not afford to pay someone to do it, Becky seeded the hillside herself. Always active in public affairs, Becky Watkin was a stalwart of Democratic Party politics from a time when Marin Democrats were an endangered minority. In 1952 and 1956, she was co-chair of Adlai Stevenson's local campaign. In 1960, she was John Kennedy's precinct chairwoman in Marin. In 1968, Becky was co-chair of Marin's Eugene McCarthy for President Committee, and in 1972 she headed George McGovern's local presidential campaign. Finally, in 1976, she backed a winner, running Jimmy Carter's primary campaign and serving as a delegate to the National Convention. Becky also served as a mentor and confidante for a number of public servants. In 1997, Assembly Member Kerry Mazzoni recognized her contributions by naming her California Legislature Woman of the Year for her district. In one of her favorite stories, Becky told of the time when a young Barbara Boxer came into a Marin campaign office asking if she could help. With her characteristic directness, Becky asked: "Can you type?" Barbara allowed that having been a journalist, she could; and Becky set her to work typing address labels. Thus did Senator Boxer's career in California Democratic politics begin. Rebecca Wood married architect Joseph Esherick in 1938; they had three children before divorcing in 1951. She married Harold Watkin, a landscape contractor, in 1958; he died in 1981. Becky Watkin lived in the lovely house she designed in Kent Woodlands from 1950 to 2003, when she moved to the White Sands retirement home in La Jolla, California. She loved the outdoors, hiking in Oregon and skiing as a member of the Over the Hill Gang until age 83. Always a lover of music, she sang with the Marin Chorus until she was in her eighties, and regularly attended and supported the symphony and opera both in San Francisco and in San Diego. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa, of Berkeley; son, Joseph Wharton, and daughter-in-law, Ye Wa, of San Diego; and son, Peter, and daughter-in-law, Trylla, of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Joseph Scott, Christopher, Milena, Katrina, and Lisl; and five great-grandchildren.
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LEAVERTON, RICHARD (DICK) FREDRICK April 20, 1936 to December 12, 2010 Dick Leaverton of Jamul passed peacefully on December 12th, having suffered a stroke on November 16th. A 1954 graduate of SUHI, Dick served in the U.S. Army at Fort Ord in 1954 - 1955. He was married to Betty (Green) from 1955 - 1969, who together in Spring Valley, raised sons Ron (Marie), Rick (dec. 1997), and Randy (Kathy). Dick and Joan (Weiss) were married in 1970 and enjoyed 40 years together, raising Joan's daughter Joleen (Woods). Dick was employed nearly his entire career by San Diego Glass and Paint, as a store manager, warehouse manager, and glazier. Upon retirement, he and Joan traveled the country with his brother Ralph and sister-in-law Gloria, making friends and memories they shared with their family. Dick enjoyed a passion for children, and is also survived by grandchildren Ryan, Richelle, Reid, Riley, Raquel, and Rori, as well as great-granddaughter Ryea. A private memorial has been held, with interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery scheduled for January 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
BULICK, ROBERT MERLE September 17, 1923 to December 18, 2010 Bob was born Sept. 17, 1923 in Juniata, Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of 8 children born to John Wesley Bulick and Vinetta Houck Bulick. He entered into eternal life on December 18, 2010 at the age of 87 after years of living with Alzheimer's Disease. He had a blessed and happy life with Phyllis Norris Bulick, his wife of 63 years! Bob and Phyllis met and were married in Altoona, Pa., on May 10, 1947 after Bob returned there from serving the Navy in San Diego until the end of the war. They had two daughters Shirley Ann Bulick born 1948 and Donna Lou Bulick born 1949. They moved their family to Manhattan Beach, Calif., in 1953 where they lived for 8 years. In 1960 they moved to San Diego where Bob and Phyllis lived for 48 years raising their 2 daughters and Bob retired from General Dynamics after 25 years. They were very active in the GD Lapidary Rock Hounds Club. They loved traveling the country in their motor home and touched every state. They also traveled with friends to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and England. They moved to Livermore, Calif., in Sept. 2007 to be closer to family. Bob is survived by his wife Phyllis, 2 daughters Shirley and Donna, 2 grandchildren Karey Anderson Finn and Ryan Ivar Anderson, and 6 great grandchildren - Sarah, Shaun, Devin and Kelli Finn and Ainsley and Aliana Anderson. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 5 sisters - Earl, Clair, Relda, Jean, Maribelle, Geraldine and Velda. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livermore on Wednesday, December 29th, at 11 a.m. Donations would be appreciated to the at:
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RALPH JAMES GOMMA (also fondly known as, Dad, Papa and Ralphie) 79, of Riverside, passed away from complications due to pneumonia on December 18, 2010 in Riverside, CA. Ralph was born in Los Angeles, CA on June 26, 1931 the only child of James and Elsa Gomma, who were of German descent. During his youth, the family relocated to San Bernardino, CA where he was actively involved in sports and graduated from San Bernardino High School. After high school, Ralph went on to attend the University of California, Davis where he graduated with a Bachelor\'s Degree in Agriculture. He was also enlisted in the U. S.
1932-2010 Ram Adhari Raj passed away on December 28, 2010 in Folsom, CA at the age of 78, born June 11, 1932 in Suva, Fiji. Ram has lived in Colusa County for 47 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Ram is survived by her children; Hira Raj of Williams; Premila Prasad of Portland, OR; Jagat Raj of Folsom; Satendra Raj of Citrus Heights; Urmila Kumar of Rocklin; Suresh Raj of Tracy; Sister Ram Jattan of Vancouver, Canada; 12 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren She is preceded in death by her late husband Deo Raj. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th Street Colusa, 530-458-2111. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery. Send Condolences at
Jacob, Ray November 16, 1928 - December 5, 2010 Artist, Designer, Curator, Teacher, Playwright, Korean War Veteran, Father, Husband. Survived by wife, Jo Black-Jacob, children, Leah, Chester, and Jason Jacob of California, step-children Andy and Kelly Black, and step-grandchildren Angela and Emily Black of Iowa. A celebration of Ray Jacob's life will be held January 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA 90804.
REBA ROSE MOORE MAY 29, 1918 - DEC 23, 2010 Passed away Dec. 23rd in the Hospice Facility, Hughson, Ca. She was 92 years old, a mother and devout christian, beloved by all. Reba was preceded in death by her son David J. Moore & her husband James C. Moore. She is survived by her son William W. Moore. Visitation will be on Dec. 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel. Graveside service at 1:30pm at Ceres Cemetery
DELHOMME, Rene Joseph Passed away Dec. 21, 2010 at the age of 69. Hicks Mortuary, Palmdale, CA (661) 944-4595
LAPORTE, Richard G. Passed away peacefully at his home in West Hollywood, California on December 24, 2010. He was 66 years old. Richard was the son of Daniel and Helen LaPorte (deceased), and was preceded in death by his brother Daniel G. LaPorte. He is survived by his brother Dale and his wife, Kathleen LaPorte, of Westlake, Ohio, his sister-in-law, Mary Clare Cullen LaPorte, of Poland, Ohio, nephews Chris, Brian, and John LaPorte, and niece, Alison LaPorte. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Richard received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, form the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor degree from Duke Law School. He was an associate in both the New York and Paris offices of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel before moving to the west coast in the late 1970's to join the legal staff of Wells Fargo Corporation. He became a specialist in commercial and banking law and rose to the position of Associate General Counsel of Wells Fargo before retiring in 1998. Richard's sometimes irascible manner could not hide his keen intellect and a generous and loving heart as best demonstrated by his long-time friendships with his neighbors in West Hollywood and former business colleagues and college and law school classmates throughout the country. He loved politics and college football and was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For most of his professional life, he made annual trips to visit his extended family in Ohio, always bringing with him raucous stories of his travels and tribulations. Later in life, he developed a deep love for animals and provided tender care to his two dogs, Duke and Pepper, and three cats, White Shoes, Jaguar, and Abby. A memorial Mass for Richard will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Victor's Church, 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, California 90069. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Animals in Need, www.animalsinneed.net. Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary (310) 474-1579
Richard Clark Hall Resident of Redwood Shores Rich Hall, age 54, passed away December 26, 2010 from complications of pneumonia and ALS. Rich was very active despite living with the limitations of ALS for the past seven years. After graduating from Amador Valley High School, where he played varsity basketball and baseball, Rich went on to UC Davis, majoring in mechanical engineering and graduating in 1979. He was a longtime employee of PG&E, most recently as a project manager in Gas T&D. Rich was an avid sports fan and a big supporter of youth sports, coaching his children's softball, basketball and soccer teams. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends. Rich was preceded in death by his parents, W. Richard Hall and Janet M. Hall of Pleasanton. He is survived by his wife, Karen; children Amy, Sara, and Spencer; brothers John Hall (Lizz) of Scotts Valley and Don Hall (Sharon) of San Jose; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8th at 3:00 pm at Church of the Epiphany, 1839 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, followed by a reception at Notre Dame High School, 1540 Ralston Avenue, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Epiphany, Notre Dame High School, Serra High School, or Forbes Norris ALS Research Center.
Richard H. Beaumont passed away Sunday December 26 at Sutter Hospital as a result of complications from continuing medical problems. He was born January 9, 1946 at Santa Rosa General Hospital to parents Wortham C. and Elphye M. Beaumont. Richard started grammar school at St. Paulus Lutheran school in San Francisco before transferring to Healdsburg Elementary and finishing at Healdsburg High School. Following that, he attended the Institut auf dem Rosenberg in St. Gallen, Switzerland during a year long family relocation and upon return enrolled at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with an agriculture major. His college education was cut short by the Vietnam military draft wherein he served in the USAF as a refueling specialist. After discharge, he returned to Healdsburg to work on the family dairy farm and prune ranch until it was sold in 1973 following the death of his father. During this time he met Cecile Nervo of Healdsburg with whom he had one son during their marriage. He then started a career working for UPS, first as a driver and finishing as a delivery center manager. In 1986 Richard met and married the former Pamela Candland of Napa and delighted in assisting in the parenting of her four children in their blended family. Richard was a lifelong resident of Healdsburg where he is survived by wife Pam, son Richard W. Beaumont, step children Kristine Bodily, Janel Picard, Michelle Baumunk and Jason Bodily of Yacolt, Washington and brother Henry Beaumont of Santa Rosa. Arrangements and interment are private. Friends interested in attending a celebration of his life are welcome to email email@example.com for details. Remembrances of Richard's life may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Richard Lawrence Pearl DDS March 13, 1939 - December 25, 2010 Richard L. Pearl DDS passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Sidney and Flora Pearl, Richard grew up in the Bronx an avid athlete, student and Yankee fan. He is survived by his beloved wife Roberta of 44 years; sons Jonathan (Robyn) and Jason (Nikki) and daughter Rachel (Chris); grandchildren Ella, Ruben, Oscar, Harry, Isaac, Wallace and Bennie; brother Robert (Lisa) and sister Janet Kreshover (Jerry). After graduating from Alfred University, Richard went on to earn his DDS at NYU. He met Roberta when they both worked at New York Polyclinic. They moved to SF and Richard opened his dental practice on the corner of Fillmore and Union where his practice flourished for 40 years. A gregarious and talented dentist, Dr. Pearl earned the respect of his patients and colleagues. His lengthy list of patients included many who were part of his practice for more than 30 years and extended to their children and grandchildren. He established meaningful relationships with his patients and staff that went well beyond dental care. His interest in local politics, investments and sports made each visit to his office entertaining and engaging for his patients. A passionate athlete, "Doc" Pearl played tennis, basketball, softball, and eventually bocce ball, well into his 60's. He was known by teammates for his honesty, his sense of humor, his competitive spirit and true enthusiasm for the game. A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Pops loved being with his family, dancing with his wife, traveling and practicing dentistry. He leaves behind many who count him as a close friend. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., SF, Thursday, December 30th at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the UCSF Richard L. Pearl DDS Neurodegenerative Disease Research Fund, promoting the understanding and treatment of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. http://makeagift.ucsf.edu or contact UCSF Attention: Jennifer Arnett
Robert Lee Marcum, 80, passed away peacefully after a brief illness., He was born in Gardendale, Ala., and was the youngest of 10 children. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, graduated Armstrong College, Berkeley, in 1958, and moved to Vacaville with his family in 1979., He retired in 1999 from Universal Building Services Supply Company as an accountant., He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 50 years; his sons, Roger L. Marcum (wife Dana) Fairfield, Calif., and Stuart K. Marcum (wife Kathleen) Daly City, Calif.; his grandson, Ryan L. Marcum; several nieces and nephews in Alabama; and his beloved dog, Maggie., He loved the ocean and enjoyed going to Bodega Bay (Schoolhouse Beach), painting and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his quick wit and easy going personality., At his request, there will be no services.,
Robert Lowell Preston, 73, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2010 with his beloved wife, Linda Preston, by his side., He was very loved and is now at peace after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Lowell was born on Jan. 17, 1937, in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY. After graduating from Madison High School in 1955, he attended the Naval Academy and graduated in the Class of 1959. He was appointed Commander and served two missions in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star with a Combat "V.", After honorably serving 21 years of active duty with the Navy, Lowell was appointed Executive Officer at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory. In 1976, he received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology., Lowell was then employed by the County of Ventura, from 1991 to 2005, as manager of the Water Resources Department, where he retired. He was an accomplished race car driver and an avid NASCAR fan., Lowell was preceded in death by his mother, Macie Lorraine Preston, and his father, Robert Cecil Preston. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 17 years, Linda Preston; his two children, Teri Avertoom and Robert Preston; his stepson, Eric Landis; and his three grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Christopher Preston., A loving thank you to Livingston Memorial VNA and Hospice who made his last days comfortable and peaceful. All friends and loved ones of Lowell's are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingston Memorial VNA and Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
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Robert Russell, 89, of Redding died Sunday at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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Fassel, Robert (Bob) Walter, of Mission Viejo, CA passed away on December 24, 2010 at the age of 88. Bob is now reunited with his wife Margaret (Pat) Fassel, who was the love of his life. Bob was born and raised in St. Louis MO. Bob served in the
Rory "Big Red" Evans 1961 - 2010 Born October 7, 1961 in Covina, California and granted his angel wings on December 27, 2010. His final days were spent surrounded by family and special friends that he had touched throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He gave us all such courage and hope, and reminded us of the preciousness of family and life. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandkids, family and friends. His hobbies included customizing and modifying cars, trucks and Harleys, riding Harleys, ATV's and off-roading in his monster truck, camping at the beach, NASCAR, drag races and Monster Truck rallies. Rory is survived by his wife, Shawna Evans; his daughters, Mellissa Evans, Desiree Evans, Ashley and husband Sean Ryan, Crystal and husband David Kush and foster daughter Sarah Melton; grandsons, Austin and Preston Kush, Carter Wilson; and granddaughter, Paytin Kush; mother, Judy Evans and father, Gil Evans; sister, Debbie and husband Mark Kindell; nieces, Nikki and husband Mario Rojas, Marci and husband Jerry Sexton; brother-in-law, Brad Pinheiro. Services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest, 2739 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93313, at 2:00 p.m., Dec. 30, 2010 in the chapel. Following the service you may join us at the graveside burial if you so choose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Rd., Bldg. 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312. Phone (661) 410-1010 and or, . God Bless Love - Hope - Faith Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
Roy K. Cook March 28, 1920 - December 22, 2010 Roy was born with his identical twin brother Ray in Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon to Tike Cook and Amy Belle Stephens Cook. As a young man he worked with his brother Ray as a lumberjack in the Oregon woods. He joined the U.S. Air Corp at the age of 19 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 he was on guard duty when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was a survivor that day. Those memories of that day had never faded with time. Every year on the anniversary of December 7th he honored his fellow servicemen and women who did not. In 1944 he met the love his life Barbara Sharp. They were married when they eloped to Arizona where he was stationed. They soon moved to Oregon where they started their family with the birth of their daughter Sharon and then son Roy Patrick. Then another move to Bakersfield, California. Roy was employed by the Standard Oil Company and after 30 years of service he retired. He volunteered his time to community service with the Kern County Libraries and at the Golden Empire Gleaners, Inc. Some of the things he enjoyed were listening to classical music, feeding the birds in his back yard and watching the Three Stooges on TV. Roy loved his country and flag and with a gift of a 25 foot flag pole which he placed in his front yard, he would go out and raise the American flag every morning and bring it down every night. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Tike and Amy Belle Cook; brothers Vivian T., Chester and twin brother, Ray Cook; also by a grandson, Seth Bolen; sister-in-law, Connie and her husband William (Bill) Phillips. Roy is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Barbara Cook; daughter, Sharon Bolen; son, Pat and wife Kathy Cook; granddaughter, Annie Bolen; grandson, Andy Cook; great granddaughter, little Lila Bolen; and great grandson, Darius Bolen. The family would like to thank Optimal Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Roy and the support to his wife Barbara. Thank you Dr. Pangilinan and Rose for all your good care. "And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched...for nothing loved is ever lost - and he was loved so much." (F. Brenneman) Burial, with full military honors at the Bakersfield National Veteran's Cemetery located at 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
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Rudy J. DeCaminada, Jr. 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.
Dec. 22, 2010 our beloved Rudy went home to be with the Lord with his family at his bedside., He was born on Oct. 30, 1958 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Margaret Castanon and Roger Hinojosa. He was a lifelong resident of Ventura County and raised with the Benavidez family., Rudy's greatest passion was spending quiet time with the Lord, and enjoying the natures of life. He loved to be outdoors. Rudy had a burning passion for music and enjoyed playing the piano for family and friends., He is survived by son Roger Hinojosa III, daughter April Moreno (husband CJ) and granddaughter Jordan Moreno along with his first love and mother of his children Anita Rodarte. Sisters Rene Urteaga (husband Mike), Regina Gomez and Lorena Hinojosa, grandmother Connie Melendrez and numerous nieces and nephews., I have fought the good fight I have finished the race and have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7, Services to be held Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, 2052 Howard Rd. Camarillo, Ca.93012.
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Shirley Jane Hartrich Passed away peacefully at home in Greenbrae while holding Gene's hand on Saturday morning, December 18, 2010. She was 83 years old and was born in the small town of Brush, Colorado on July 14, 1927 to Cordelia and Glen Whisler. Shirley was proud of her Bastille Day birthday, and she and her family celebrated with birthday dinners many times at The Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur. She comes from a large family of brothers and sisters. Shirley attended Brush High School and stayed close to her circle of friends who were together from kindergarten through 12th grade. They enjoyed many fun class reunions together. During WWII she worked for the U.S. Government in San Diego. She attended the University of New Hampshire and College of Marin. Gene and Shirley married in 1946, and over the years the Hartrich's raised their two sons in many places, including California, Colorado, New Jersey and New Hampshire, finally settling in Marin County with their gorgeous view of sunsets over Mt. Tamalpais. Shirley is survived by her devoted husband Gene. They happily celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on August 11 of this year. She felt very blessed and proud to have her whole family at the party! She leaves her beloved sons Robert, with daughter-in-law Linda of Petaluma, and James, with daughter-in-law Caroline of Aspen, Colorado. Shirley was a wonderful "Nana" to grandsons Derek Hartrich and his fiance Nicole, Tyler Hartrich of Petaluma and Colt Hartrich of Florida. Also survived by former daughter-in-law Carole Fisher, numerous nieces and nephews, and many true life-long friends all over the country. During the last 35 years, Shirley and Gene split their time between their home in Greenbrae and their place in Kona, Hawaii, where they loved to sail, relax and visit with friends and neighbors. Shirley was a wonderful wife and had many hobbies including gardening, cooking fantastic dinners, ice-skating, golf, bowling, bridge, sewing, photography, her pets, tennis, throwing fabulous parties and interior decorating with a very classy style. She was a beautiful amazing woman, always kind and caring and gracious. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Any donations in Shirley's name would be gratefully appreciated by Hospice of the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur or a favorite charity of your choice. Rest in peace, my sweet wife. Mom, we love you and you're with the angels now. We will miss you Nana! You're the best! Love always from your family.
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Passed away in the same manner as he lived his life with peaceful dignity on December 20, 2010 at 86 years of age. A native San Franciscan, born to Jack and Minnie Harris, he was raised in the Richmond District with his older brother Bob surrounded by cousins and with aunts and uncles keeping watchful eyes on all of them. He attended Alamo, Presidio and Washington High growing up with a unique kindness for insects, animals and people. He entered the Navy as a pharmacist mate and ended his career as a Lieutenant. Sandy received his master's degree in Psychology at Cal with added classes at Northwestern. A devoted son, he helped his parents run their liquor store on Fillmore St. in the 1950's. He fell in love with a woman named Cindy who later became his wife of 58 years. He shared a lifetime of adventures with his family: socializing, playing tennis, golf, fishing, bridge and travel. Together they had three children: Cathy Jefferson, Rob and Greg Harris. Cynde Harris, his daughter in law, and five granddaughters: Talia and Brie Jefferson, CJ, Dana and Kelly Harris will miss him dearly. Sandy worked at the Adult Guidance Center, did psychological testing and later became the Director of the Center for Special Problems, a forensic mental health center in San Francisco. He was loved and appreciated for his empathic nature for clients and staff. Family was most important in Cindy and Sandy's life. Their house on Lake St in SF and in Kenwood was the center of much activity with family and friends mostly involving food, games, food, conversation, and food. Celebration of life for friends and family January 2 at 3 p.m. at Varenna at Fountaingrove Parkway. Donations in Sandy's name can be made to Santa Rosa Symphony http://www.santarosasymphony.com/
Sherman Oliver Shay, III, 27, of Redding died Dec. 21 at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
died peacefully at home surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was born in Hoopa, CA on January 14, 1950 and was the third of seven children born to Lawrence and Delores Reed. Sherrie (aka: Stagger Lee, Shaw Bones & Holla) had a very generous spirit. She was very family oriented and extended her love to multiple foster children who became permanent members of her family. She graduated from College of the Redwoods and the Frederick and Charles Beauty College in Eureka. Sherrie was a Yurok Tribal member and actively participated in the Native American Community. She served on several committees including the UIHS and YIHA boards and the Yurok Education Committee. She enjoyed traveling and even participated in the AIM demonstration at Wounded Knee. Sherrie is survived by her husband David Reece Sr. and her children: Kenny Hickox, Carla Aubrey, Hank Aubrey III, Horse and Nicole Aubrey, Buck Aubrey, Lavonne "Fawn" and Josh Guido and Ethel Reed. Her grandchildren: Julie, Zack, Jeff, Joe, Al, Ben, Shawn, Angelina, Angelica, Calvin, Chey-guen, Sabrina, Dillon, Eddie, Calvin, Eli, Michelle, Hunter, Aubrey, Dakota, Dustin, Amelia, Kenek and Keget. Great grandchildren: Lidia, Elias & one on the way. Her siblings Barbara and Bob Rakestraw, Simp and Sharon Reed, Ron and Crystal Reed, Butch Reed and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Delores Reed, her sister Ethel and brother Billy. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing at Paul's Chapel in Arcata on Wednesday December 29th from 2pm to 7pm. A grave side service and a memorial dinner will take place at a later date, yet to be determined. Sherrie had the spirit of a true LADY and will be missed by many; she will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. Please sign the guest book at
Sherry Bucher passed away Friday morning, December 17, 2010 in her home after a long and courageous struggle with ovarian cancer., She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Sunshine Bucher, her sisters Benita Sterner and Brenda Barron; her brother Paul Dills and wife Linda Dills, and nephews Ray Sterner, Danny Plane, Tom Plane, Scott Barron and Kevin Malone., She was dearly beloved by her family and friends and her generous and loving spirit will live on in the hearts of many. Sherry was born February 8, 1946. She graduated from Birmingham High School and had a long career in accounting. While her favorite pastime was reading, she also enjoyed art, ceramics, and camping. She attended the Ojai Valley Community Church for many years and for the past two years she attended Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley where she felt very loved and accepted., Many thanks to those who prayed, sent cards, or gave words of encouragement. Special thanks to Livingston Hospice and the kind and caring staff there- "You were wonderful". They were very helpful and Sherry appreciated them very much. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, at the Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley located at 195 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, 93022. Arrangements were made with Perez Family Funeral Home in Ojai.
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Archie Sillers CARLSBAD -- Archie Sillers passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. He was born June 7, 1919 in Calvin, North Dakota, son of .....
1958 - 2010 Silvia Santina Spratt , 52, peacefully passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at her home in Simi Valley, Calif., Silvia was born July 31, 1958, in Staten Island, N.Y. She moved to California in 1978 with her husband Mark Spratt. Silvia is survived by her son, Jason Spratt, and daughter, Nicole Spratt. She is a beloved mother-in-law to Ryan Walker, beautiful grandmother to Jason and Derrick Walker, and loving sister to Joseph and Jonathan Cava., Silvia was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, as well as friend. Silvia worked at Albertson's for over seven years, and was in the banking industry for over 20 years. She was very caring and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She also had an extreme love for animals, loved to cook, as well as spend time with family and friends., Silvia's wishes were to be cremated and spread over the beaches of Staten Island with her eternal husband Mark. Silvia will be missed but not forgotten..., Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Rose Family Funeral Home, 4444 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Donations maybe made to the family to help with service arrangements.
Stanimir "Sasha" Jacimovic Passed away on December 26 in San Francisco after a brief illness. Born in Serbia in 1939, Sasha received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade and became an expert in designing mass transportation systems around the world. His work took him as far afield as the Middle East, Taiwan, and Canada. He immigrated to the United States in 1981 with his wife Vukosava and their son Vladimir. A true gentleman and a brilliant mind, Sasha lived his life with great dignity and a sense of honor. Despite his many professional successes, nothing mattered to him more in life than his family. His grandchildren Alessandra, Marco, and Niccolo' were the light of his days. He is also survived by his son Vladimir with his wife Elisabetta, and by his brother-in-law Milorad with Rosemarie and their family. Sasha left us too soon, and we will never forget his generosity and kindness. The power of his example and the strength of his values will forever guide us through life.
Stephanie Marie McCulley 1938 - 2010 Stephanie went home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2010. She is survived by her loving husband Mac of 51 years, and her children Flint Allan McCulley and Kresenz (Kris) Tremblay (husband Tom). Stephanie also has three grandchildren, Amanda and Timothy McCulley and Luke Tremblay along with one great grandchild, Ava Lynn Grace Thigpin (daughter to Amanda). Stephanie will be remembered most for her inner strength, love of life and the Lord, Nursing and fellowship with friends and family. Even in the later years when illness slowed her down she was a strong enduring figure in our family. She will be dearly missed. Memorial Service on December 30, 2010 at Valley Christian Fellowship at 2:00 pm with reception to follow. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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December 26, 1953- December 22, 2010 Steven passed away at home surrounded by his family. Steve loved life; he knew how to live life to the fullest. He will be remembered for the constant twinkle in his eyes, his generous spirit, integrity, kind heart and especially his sense of humor. Steve had many passions. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends though he could also be found happily fishing the local rivers or searching for agates at Big Lagoon with just his dog. Steve and his family traveled extensively, towing their boat on fishing and camping trips from Mexico to Canada. Steve's mother Hilda often joined the family, venturing with them to Hawaii, Canada and New Zealand. One of his favorite adventures was camping in the Sierras with his family and childhood friend Steve Hinrichs-always on the lookout for a good trout fishing spot. Trinity Lake was another favorite camping destination; Steve loved the early mornings and evenings for fishing, and would water ski and tow the kids around the lake throughout the day. No matter where he was, Steve would find time to work on crossword puzzles, engaging anyone nearby to help with the answers. Steve was the instigator of many poker games and spur of the moment BBQs. He organized the annual golfing "Road Trips" where up to 24 guys played golf throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. Steve played on local softball teams for many years and loved the companionship of his fellow players. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing in the weekly "Wednesday Group" with his good friends at Baywood. Living by the ocean was important to Steve. He spent time fishing, surfing, and abalone diving and had an oyster business on Humboldt Bay. He was a dedicated and loving father to his 2 sons, always eagerly available to help out in any way needed. He served as a Boy Scout leader and coached their sports teams. Steve was very proud of all their accomplishments, and was happiest spending time with them. Steve was born in Rochester, Minn. to Hilda and Charles Garrett. The family moved to California when Steve was 4 years old. He was raised in San Diego where he learned to love playing baseball, golfing, riding motorcycles, surfing, and fishing. He moved to Humboldt County in 1973 to attend College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University. While a student at HSU, Steve met his wife Pam Saunders in a social dance class where he swept her off her feet. He graduated in 1979 with a teaching credential in science and physical education. Steve then began his 24 year teaching career at Eureka City Schools. He taught science at Winship Junior High where he was famous for making science fun for thousands of students. During that time, he coached the Winship soccer team, Winship boys' basketball team, and co-coached the varsity girls' softball team at Eureka High School. As a coach, he modeled true sportsmanship, compassion, inspiration and just plain ole fashion fun. Steve retired from teaching in 2003 to pursue other interests. In 2000 Steve and his partner started Old Growth Cellars, a small winery, where they turned a love for good wine into a successful business. Working at the winery with friends and family was a favorite time; he happily manned the BBQ, producing many memorable meals with his special "spappy" sauce and lots of laughs. Steve will forever be remembered as a great entertainer; anything from grilling, putting on a fireworks display, making custom party hats, to just telling stories-a fun time was had by all. Steve accepted his 2009 diagnosis of a brain tumor with grace and dignity. As he waged a courageous battle against the disease, he never complained, lost his temper or wonderful wit. His contagious smile, hearty laughter and helping hand will be missed by many; and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Steve is survived by his wife Pam, sons Matthew and Andrew, brother Chuck and nephews Wyatt and Spencer of Blue Lake, and his special uncle Monk of San Diego. The family would like to thank our friends for all their support and help with meals during Steve's illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Steve's memory may be made to Hospice of Humboldt. Please sign the guest book at
"Termite" Suan Sejera, "Termite" Suan Sejera, 82 years old, a long time resident of Santa Maria was born May 2, 1928 in Oakdale, California and died December 22, 2010 in Arroyo Grande., Survivors include his four children, Andre Sejera, Sharene Salinas, Mario Sejera and Shane Sejera, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Siblings include Bening Geronimo from Honolulu, Hawaii, Corrine Robertson from Oroville, California, Irene Padayhag Wade of Los Angeles and Phillip Padayhag., Termite was a graduate of Santa Maria High School in 1946. He was senior class president and four year letterman. He also graduated from Santa Maria Junior College and served as freshman class president and cheerleader. He then attended Fresno State College and served in the U.S. Navy., In his life time "Termite" worked for California Division of Forestry, California Hi-Way Patrol, Boeing Company, and PGE., Termite's hobbies were motorcycling, diving, dancing, carpentry, and auto mechanical work. Termite was active in the Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt., For those of you that knew him he will be smiling from above and his laughter and jokes will be missed., Graveside memorial services will be held at the Santa Maria Cemetary on Thursday, January 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Marian Hospice.
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Susan Marie Lopez May 22, 1951 - December 23, 2010 Susan passed away December 23, 2010 at the age of 59, she was born May 21, 1951 in Bakersfield, CA to Leonard and Lorraine Cardoza Lopez. She grew up in Delano, CA and attended St. Mary's Catholic School thru 8th grade. She graduated from Delano High School in 1969 and attended Bakersfield Jr. College for 2 years before starting her career with Pacific Bell in Los Angeles, CA., where she was a program analyst in Trunk assignment for 17 years. Due to health issues associated with diabetes she retired in 1994 and resided in El Monte until June of 2010 when she decided to relocate to Bakersfield to be closer to her family. Susan is survived by sisters, Olivia Lopez of El Monte, CA, Connie and husband Angele Vega of Bakersfield, and Rebecca Lopez of Palm Desert, CA; nieces and nephew, Elizabeth Dodd and fiancee Cel Celestino of Bakersfield, Alicia and Jose Uribe of Bakersfield, Marissa and Kenneth Carson of Riverside, CA., Steve Perez of Phoenix, AZ., and Stephanie Viray of El Monte, CA. Also left to cherish her memory are 11 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Lorraine Lopez. We would like to thank Dean's Care Villas owners John and Sally Nobleza, Tess, Orlando, and Mei Ling for all the loving care and kindness they extended to our sister for the three and a half months she lived at their board and care home. Also thank you to Fanni Lift Transportation owners, Tammy and Bill Fanning for getting Susan to her Dr. appointments and dialysis, to Get-A-Lift, especially Karri and to the wonderful FMC dialysis unit at Liberty Park Drive, Dr. Stiles and Dr. Kamath. God bless you all and all the Kaiser Doctors and Dr. Bui who attended to Susan's medical needs. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 7:30am to 8:30am at Delano Mortuary. Rosary will begin at 9:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Mass at 9:30am. Susan was a wonderful, caring, and giving sister, aunt, and friend who loved life and enjoyed everyday she shared with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her.
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CRAWFORD, TOMMY W. San Diego 09/26/1961 - 12/24/2010 Memorial Service 01/03/2011 at 11 a.m. Featheringill Mortuary San Diego, CA Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
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Teresa De La Torre Resident of San Jose July 29, 1929-Dec. 23, 2010 Survived by her sons Manuel (Lupe) and Jack (Lupe) De La Torre. Grandmother Of 4. Visitation Sun. 1/2/11 from 11am-12:30pm, Rosary at 12:30pm at San Jose Funeral Service Chapel. SAN JOSE FUNERAL SERVICE 1050 S. Bascom Ave. SJ
Teresa Sanchez Luna, age 82, of Oxnard passed away on Christmas Day with her loving family by her side., Teresa was born on Oct. 28, 1928 in Plan Grande Jalisco, Mexico to Abraham and Felix Sanchez. She was a residence of Ventura County for over 61 years., She is survived by her husband, Enrique F. Luna, and three daughters, Rosa (David) Magallanes, Esther (Robert) Luna, Alice (Frank) Martinez; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ruben Sanchez and Javier Sanchez; sisters, Aurora Brambila, Cruz Sanchez, Sara Flores and Maria Connelly., She was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. She will be loved and deeply missed by all. We deeply appreciate all the care and support given by Hospice., Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.
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Theodore R. "Ted" Jones passed away on Dec. 21, of heart failure at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren and friends who loved him., Ted was born Feb. 15, 1923, to Robert Lee and Ollie Lucy Bishop Jones in Gordon County, Ga., the youngest of nine children. He attended a one-room school in Alabama and later graduated high school from the distinguished Berry Academy (now Berry College) in Mt. Berry, Ga. Ted entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941, becoming a pilot and master sergeant. While on assignment in Washington, D.C., in 1948, he met and married his bride, Judy. During his 20-year military career, Ted flew transport, training and jet aircraft and completed several domestic and foreign tours of duty. A challenging aviation maneuver for Ted was landing transport aircraft on carriers with no tail hooks or room for error., He retired from the military in 1961 and for the next 15 years worked at Babcock Electronics in Costa Mesa, first as a field representative and later as director of engineering, providing sophisticated electronic devices for aerospace and missile defense-related applications. In the later '70s, he became a Realtor in Southern California and after moving to Oroville in 1981, owned Lake Oroville Realty. He and his wife, Judy, built their home in Kelly Ridge. Ted enjoyed boating and waterskiing with his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. He water-skied into his 70's and played golf well into his 80's. The last several years, Ted filled his days working on his computer, solving Sudoku puzzles, tending his fruit trees and playing cards and eating out with family and friends. Until recent weeks, he walked every day. Neighbors and family looked to him for help with practical, mechanical and technical concerns., Ted was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Judy, in 2006, and six brothers and two sisters., He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Lazorko (grandchildren Tim, Laura and Brett); son, Ted P. Jones (Nancy); and nieces and nephews. Ted was marked by his independence and self-sufficiency and his generous helpfulness and care for his family and friends. He was a good and honorable man and will be dearly and sorely missed. We love you, Pop. A memorial gathering will take place at his home in Kelly Ridge, Thursday, Dec. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. and a veteran's service will follow at a later date at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.,
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(Thomas) Wallace Philip Leach Jul. 1, 1918 - Dec. 27, 2010 In this City, December 27, 2010, loved son of the late Thomas F. and May Wallace Leach, dear brother of the late Father Cyril V. Leach, devoted husband for 64 years of Agnes Petkovich Leach. Loving father of Doctor Thomas W. (Karen), Sister Mary Virginia, O.P. (MSJ), Father Jerome P., Vincent C., and Joseph G. Leach. Proud grandfather of Thomas W., Stephen J., and Christine Marie Leach. A second generation native of San Francisco, graduate of U.S.F., Class of '41. Veteran of, , having served in the U.S. with the 41st Division, and in the European Theater of Operations with both the 8th and the 9th Air Forces. A lifelong parishioner of St. James Church (1086 Guerrero St. at 23rd) where a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. Rosary, St. James Church, Thursday, December 30, at 7:00 p.m. Parking for both services available at schoolyard, 23rd and Fair Oaks. Interment private at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make any memorial contributions to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA. 94539-5829.
Timothy Clyde Hodges 1944 - 2010 Timothy Hodges, of Cottonwood, CA, passed away peacefully of Pancreatic Cancer on Monday, December 27, 2010. He was born to the late Clyde and Louise Hodges, June 16, 1944 in Alta Dena, CA. He was married to Carol Hodges January 25, 1986. Tim was in the construction field for over 40 years and was employed by Don Gallino Construction for the last 30 years of his career. He was a member of the Cement Mason's Union Local 400 until he retired in 2006. Tim was an active member of The Redding Gun Club; The Klassic Kruzer Car Club; and a former member of the Country Club Dancers. Tim is survived by two bothers: Bob Hodges of Florence, OR; and Randy Hodges of Paradise, CA. He is also survived by four children: Windy Bolieu of La Quinta, CA; Billie Floyd; Danny Hodges; and Brandi Brown all of Redding, CA; and his grandchildren: Ashley; Jessica; DaNae; Shyann; Courtney; Shelbie; JayCea; Draven; David; Austin; Lexi; and Kay Lea. Tim was preceded in death by his beloved son Donny Hodges. Tim loved his Cocker Spaniel Sweet Pea, his '62 Impala, and had a passion for In-N-Out Burgers. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the . A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 1, 2011 in the Shasta Hall of the Shasta Builders Exchange, 2990 Innsbruck Drive, Redding, CA. He will be in our hearts and remembered forever. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Josephine (Chepie) Torres, 70, died Thursday, December 23, 2010 peacefully at her home in Lodi, CA. Born March 19, 1940 in Clarksburg and raised .....
Trudy Margaret, Donaldson-, Buckhout, 7/3/1946 - 12/22/2010, Trudy was born on July 3, 1946 in Redwood City, Calif., and passed away on December 22, 2010 in Roseville., Trudy grew up in Redwood City and graduated from Sequoia High School. She was married to Bill Buckhout from 1966 to 1984 and had three children. While raising her family in Cool, California she also owned her own flower business. For the last 17 years she has worked at John Mourier Construction in Roseville. She is survived by her loving children Jenna (Paul) Greco of San Jose, Lisa (John) Carr of Rocklin and Rob (Carmel) Buckhout of Paradise and her grandchildren Kyle, Allyson, Casey, Jack and Ben. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Truman and Florence Donaldson, her sister Merle Pendell and her nephew Isaac Goodkind. She also leaves behind an extended family and life-long friends., A memorial service was held on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent in Trudy's name to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California at
Vera Stanley, 75, of Chico and formerly of Shasta Lake died Friday at Riverside Convelescent Home. Arrangements are pending at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home (342-9003).
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Victoria Rodriguez on Dec. 25, 2010. She was surrounded by her loving family., Victoria was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in El Paso, Texas. Victoria was devoted to her family and her faith, she attended mass every Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, along side her husband. Saturdays were always a treat to her, her daughter Martha would pick her up early and they would spend the mornings going to garage sales. Victoria loved her novelas and no one could talk to her while the coffee brewed, you could find Victoria doing the crossword puzzles as she awaited the day and "The Price is Right" to air. Victoria had the most beautiful disposition. She never once would utter a negative word about a person., Always smiling, when Victoria saw you, she would make you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Her unconditional love over poured to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Victoria was loved and still loved by so many, she is the perfect example of what family should be. She was, by far, the glue that kept our family together. It was a sight so rare to see her without her husband close by her side., Victoria is preceded by her mother, Regina Perez; her oldest daughter, Magdalena Rodriguez; and her youngest son, Robert Rosalio Rodriguez. She is survived by her husband, grief-stricken Rosalio Rodriguez; son, Angel Perez (Connie); daughter, Martha Garcia (Earl); son, Richard Rodriguez (Diane); daughter, Marlene Mendez (Anthony); grandchildren, Mario Perez, Angelique Borchard (Scott), Christian Perez, Jessie Herrera and family, Adrian Herrera and family, Gilbert Herrera and family, Phillip Zuniga, Christina Madonna Coursen, Maricela Avalos, Sonya Garcia, Jo "Sophia" Garcia, Richard Rodriguez II, Joseph Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Jazmine Lopez, Xzavyer Cash D Michael Rivera, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez III, Gilbert Herrera II, Victoria Rodriguez; numerous cousins and other family members and countless friends., Funeral services honoring the life of Victoria Rodriguez will begin with the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10800 Henderson Rd., Ventura. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with committal and burial to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book please visit www.santapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs. of Santa Paula, 229-7054.
Staff Sgt. Vincent Wayne Ashlock was Dec. 4, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. Born in San Jose, CA on May 10, 1965, and raised in the Central Valley, Wayne began his military career in the Army at the age of 18. After a return to civilian life, his strong patriotism led him to return to military service where he served one tour in Iraq and went on to serve in Afghanistan with the National Guard. While serving in Iraq, he helped train Ugandan NATO troops and went on to sign with a National Guard special detachment in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and five children, Kali, Jesse, Steven, Erica and Christopher, two grandchildren, Addison and Brady, brothers Ryan, Lonnie, and sister Dawn, his mother Margot, and grandmother Bonnie Ashlock. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Fort Ord Chapel, 4280 Gen. Jim Moore Blvd, Seaside. Burial will be at the San Carlos Cemetery, 792 Fremont St., in Moterey. A celebration of life service will be held at Portola Hotel & Spa, Two Portola Plaza, in Monterey.
1918-2010 Virgil O'Sullivan was born in Colusa on May 7, 1918 and died at his home on December 27, 2010. Virgil attended the University of California, Berkeley, as an undergraduate and earned a degree in economics. He pursued an education in the law at Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. His legal studies were interrupted by his service in the Air Force during the middle years of World War II, where he trained as a waist gunner. When he returned home to Colusa County from military service, Virgil resumed his pursuit of a career in the law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in July 1947 and practiced law in Colusa County for the duration of a professional career that spanned decades. Virgil started farming in Colusa County as a boy on his family's ranch and didn't stop doing the work he loved so much until his death. His passion for the land and the people who earned their living from it informed much of the work he did outside the actual operation of his family's farming business. Virgil devoted his considerable energies as a lawyer and a legislator to helping landowners organize water districts that would allow them to access irrigation water from the federal Central Valley Project. With that water, landowners would now have the water supply necessary to increase the yield of their lands. Virgil also served as a member of the California Water Commission for a number of years, helping to formulate policy and practice recommendations for the beneficial use of the State's water. Public service came naturally to him. Part of his legal career included serving the county as a deputy district attorney. Beginning in 1958 the voters of Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa counties elected him to serve as their state senator for two consecutive four year terms. Virgil also contributed his formidable talents to many other civic enterprises. He helped raise the funding needed to build St. Elizabeth's hospital in Red Bluff. He served on the Board of Trustees of Mercy High School in Red Bluff for many years, some of those as chairman of the Board. Virgil's efforts were critical to the organization and oversight of building the Church of the Annunciation in Williams, California. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. Virgil also helped to found the Colusa County Rugby Club and was one of its most ardent, longtime supporters. Survivors include his wife of 60 years June O'Sullivan of Colusa, his children Kathleen Engrahm (Bill) of Williams, Deborah Roper of Concord, Drusilla Otten (Ed) of Gridley, Pollyanna O'Sullivan of Williams, Terry Foley of Bakersfield, Kevin O'Sullivan (Cindy) of Roseville, Gregory O'Sullivan (Allison) of Redbluff, Christopher O'Sullivan (Shanna) of Arbuckle. Virgil was also survived by his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Jeremiah & Eulalia O'Sullivan, 3 siblings and 3 grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3rd from 5-8 with a Rosary at 7:00p.m. at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th St. Colusa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4th, at the Church of the Annunciation in Williams. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colusa. Send Condolences at
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Virginia Kulper passed away on Dec. 18, 2010., She was born Virginia May Somers in December 1933 at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter she moved with her parents, Walt and Toni Somers, to Fillmore, where her father had purchased a small ranch on Grand Avenue. Along with her younger sister, Shirley, and brother, Nelson, she grew up there, graduating from Fillmore High School in 1951, where she also reigned as Homecoming Queen., While attending Ventura College, she met and fell in love with Ron Kulper. They were married in 1953, while Ron was serving in the Navy late in the Korean War. During Ron's overseas service, she lived with their newborn son, Mark, in a little guest house in the backyard of a home on First Street in Fillmore., After Ron returned home in '57 they moved to Ventura, where sons Michael and Douglas were born. Ron and Virginia built a wonderful, happy life in Ventura, raising their family and never missing a basketball or little league game - or a parent-teacher conference. From the time Virginia was a young mother until she became ill, she always had an older friend or two that she was "watching out for." She would keep in touch by phone, make regular visits, and bring meals. And her meals were legendary., Always happiest working in her garden or her kitchen, she was a master with food - and raising three always-hungry boys, meals were the center of her family life. When grandkids came along, she just took up where she left off with her sons, encouraging, reading, singing, and loving. She was never happier than when all of her "little chicks" were gathered around the big kitchen table laughing and sharing stories during and long after a wonderful meal., Ron, the love of Virginia's life for more than 50 years (the photo above is from their 50th Anniversary), died of cancer in 2006. She was overcome by grief and never recovered. Virginia was a passionate and thoughtful woman, who cared deeply about her family, friends, and home life. With a quirky sense of humor and boundless energy, she had a quick smile, an easy laugh, and blue eyes that always reflected her zest for life. She will be missed every single day by all of us who knew and loved her., She is survived by her sister, Shirley Williams of Fillmore; sons, Mark of Lake Oswego, Ore., Michael of Santa Barbara, and Douglas of Ventura; three grandsons and one granddaughter., Her life will be celebrated at a private family gathering, and her ashes will be scattered with those of her husband, Ron, on family property. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Ron and Virginia Kulper Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, 1050 South Kimball Rd., Ventura, CA 93004. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at Tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
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Nyla Fay Wagoner Jan. 3, 1940 - Dec. 24, 2010 Resident of Fremont Nyla passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve surrounded by those who .....
75, died December 18, 2010 at his home in Santa Rosa after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Febuary 5, 1935 in Paso Robles, the son of Walter and Minnie Duckworth and lived most of his childhood in Priest Valley, CA. He served in the U.S. Army during the, and earned a BS in forestry from Berkeley in 1962. Tony worked for the California Department of Forestry for 33 years, finishing his career in Sonoma County. He was very active as 4-H leader in Sonoma County in the '70s and '80s and in the Cursillo community. Tony and Sonja especially enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel and vacationing in Hawaii. Tony always had numerous projects in progress and was officially the family "futzer." He loved his entire family very much, especially his three daughters. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sonja; three daughters, Wendy (Fred) Streitz of San Ramon, M'Liz (Kurt) Nelson of Fresno and Valerie Duckworth of Santa Rosa; five grandchildren: Brandon and Chelsea Howard, Devin Nelson and Jessica and Rebecca Streitz; three nephews, Scott, Will and Luc Taylor; and two nieces, Karen Petit and Deborah Lauchner. Services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in King City, CA at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 4th. A gathering will also be held in Sonoma County at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to one's favorite charity. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
April 1, 1928 - Dec. 10, 2010 Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep with loved ones by his side., He will be remembered as a kind, intuitive, inspirational man as well as a devoted educator., We love you.
Willa Petersen, 86, of Vacaville, passed in peace and comfort, attended to by the caring and loving staff of the Vacaville Convalescent and Rehab Center. She was surrounded in love by her husband, their 4 children and spouses and numerous grandchildren., She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Norine Morgan and Edward S. Ayers. She met the love of her life, "Pete," during the World War II era. They spent more than 30 years in U.S. Army military assignments. After military retirement, they moved to Vacaville in 1978. They continued their love of overseas travels., She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Eugene Petersen Jr.; children, John (Louise) Petersen of Hartland, Wis., Linda (William) Standage of Puyallup, Wash., Mark (Sheryl) Petersen of Concord, Calif., and Richard (Dana) Petersen of Okinawa, Japan; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Her great love was her family., A funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 360 Portsmouth Drive, Vacaville. Prior to the service, a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233.,
William F. Rutledge of Mont-gomery, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two sons, Wayne Rutledge, Jarrod Rutledge and daughter, Amanda Rutledge, other relatives and friends. Bill was born in Yonkers, New York on April 10, 1946 to Wayne and Dorothy (Kelly) Rutledge who are deceased. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp and was a Vietnam veteran. A memorial service will be held on a later date. You are invited to leave memorial condolences to the family on our website at, . Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, Montgomery, Texas 936-597-7300.
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 (aka: Bill, Billy or Steve), age 82, passed away at Bethel Health Care on December 27, 2010 with his wife of 58 years, Bonnie, by his side. William was born in West Wyoming, Pa. on May 29, 1928, the second child of the late William John Stevens Sr. and Beatrice (Condon) Stevens. William attended West Wyoming public schools and joined the, during the, . William was prede-ceased by his parents and his younger sister, Ruthie. He was employed by Newark Stamp and Die Works, Newark, N.J. for 35 years retiring in in 1998 and relocating to Danbury. William was an avid fan of the Mets, Jets, Girls UConn Basketball and you could always find him watching a game or reading the latest stats in the newspaper. Besides his wife Bonnie, William is survived by his two sons, William John Stevens III and his wife, Cheryl of Kendall Park, N.J. and Kenneth J. Stevens and his wife, Patty of Bethel. He was a devoted grandfather to his five grandchildren, William John Stevens IV of Kansas City, Mo, Nicole Stevens of Harrisburg, Pa., Christopher, Katherine and Julia Stevens, all of Bethel. William is also survived by his sister, Betty Robbins of West Wyoming, Pa, his brother Kenneth Stevens of Duryea, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his good friend, Scout. A memorial service will be held at St Mary Church, Bethel on Saturday January, 22 2011 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to your local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans or the charity of one's choice. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the Bethel Health Care staff and especially Sheila, Carl, Lori and Ana whose care and compassion made William's last days comfortable and allowed him to leave with dignity. There are no calling hours. The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel is handling arrangements. Information and on line condolences at
WILLIAM LESLIE CHISLER AUG 24, 1937 - DEC 6, 2010 William Leslie Chisler, 73 of Elk Creek, MO entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1937 in Alliance, OH the son of Jesse and Myrtle (Hiltabidle) Chisler. Bill lived in Ohio until the age of 14, he then moved to Phoenix where he met & married his first wife, the late Nanci Shannon then moving to California where they raised their five children. While living in California he worked and retired from Gallo Winery after 26 years. Bill enjoyed restoring T-birds, fishing, traveling and wood working. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church in Houston, MO. Bill will be leaving behind his beloved wife, Karen Chisler of Missouri; his children, Jesse Chisler of Merced, Jody Farmer of Turlock, Larry (Janet) Chisler of Turlock and Crystal Chisler of Denair and their late brother Billy Chisler of Phoenix, AZ; his step-children, Dwayne Bradford of Texas, Barbara Bradford of Colorado and Dave Bradford of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his brothers, Denny Chisler and Walter Chisler of Phoenix, AZ. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:00am at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, CA in the Heritage Chapel. A Graveside service to follow. Online condolences may be made at, www.egcfuneralhome.com
Winifred T. Flanagan, age 84 of Danbury, died on Tuesday at the Candlewood Valley Health Center, New Milford. Winifred was born June 29, 1926 in Woodside, Queens, N.Y., the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Conlon) Flanagan. She was raised in Bronx, N.Y., later moving with her family to Brookfield and was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1943. A longtime Danbury resident, Winifred was employed as a retail sales clerk at several area department stores. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Peter Church, Danbury. Winifred is survived by her nephews, Michael, Stephen, Peter, Patrick, James and John Flanagan; her niece, Kathleen Flanagan; her sister-in-law, Charlotte Flanagan; as well as many nieces and nephews of the Flanagan, O'Shea, and Orgovan families. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 31st at St. Peter Church, Danbury. Burial will be in St. Raymond Cemetery, Bronx, NY. The family will receive friends in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Thursday from 4 thru 6 p.m. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to St. Peter Church, 104 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Yaye Nobusuye Resident of San Jose Age 96, passed away on Dec. 20, 2010. She is survived by her daughters Keiko and Janet, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Private services have been held.
Zena Alva Jefferson 93, died December 20th 2010 of a heart attack. She was born and raised in San Jose, California where she attended school, had business college training, and worked as a secretary to the local YMCA director. After WWII she moved to San Francisco where she first worked for the California Bar Association. But her major work was with the wide range of people who passed through the International Institute on Van Ness Avenue during her many years with organization. She somehow found time to do volunteer work for twenty years at St. Francis Hospital. Zena was a person who just plain liked people of all stripes and occupations. She was always ready with a smile, a joke, a comment that made the listener laugh or smile in appreciation of her good humor. Zena enjoyed over 50 years of married life with Jack Jefferson, a well known artist and art instructor, who died ten years ago. They were married in the First Unitarian church where Zena has been an active member. She spent her last ten years living in a retirement hotel in San Francisco where she tried to keep up with her nieces and nephews, grands and great-grands along with friends of many years standing. Her brother Charles and his wife Sylvia made several trips a year from their home in Monmouth, Oregon, to visit and help her, but her main care givers were David Solis and Cecilia Barnard-Solis who visited her frequently from Alameda and helped her regularly in many ways- Cecilia is one of Zena's grand nieces. Other nieces and nephews of long standing include Mrs. Robert Bick of San Jose and nephew John Barnard of Alameda along with grand-nieces and their children. Zena and Jeff joined the Neptune Society of San Francisco who will handle funeral arrangements.