MONTIEL, ALEXANDER GARY Longtime San Diego resident Alexander Montiel passed away June 8, 2011, at his condo, which he rented. He was 56 years old. He was born on the island of Crete, Greece. He grew up in La Jolla with parents, preceded in death, Ernest and Dixie Montiel. A 1973 graduate of La Jolla High School and attended college at the University of Arizona. He served 18 proud years in the U.S. military including the US Navy,, , and U.S., National Guard. He was a member of American Legion post 303 and Disabled American Veterans post two. He lived in Spring Valley and El Cajon, California. He was over all the most loving, devoted, committed, giving, loyal, thoughtful, caring (there wasn't anything he wouldn't of done for his family especially his kids) father, husband, brother, and friend. Even if he only had $1 or $.50 to his name, he would have give it to his family. He is survived by his children Kathleen, Alex Jr., and Shawn, his ex-wife and best friend Pearly, sister Eleni, brothers Tony and Ernie, wife Edna, and other loving family. We couldn't of asked for a better father because a father and friend like him is like a needle in a haysack. We love you dad. They ain't got nothing on you pops! A viewing will be held at the El Cajon Mortuary on Thursday, June 16th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and funeral Friday, June 17th, at 10:00 a.m. (church service), also at El Cajon Mortuary. Interment will be at the Miramar National Cemetery, Friday, June 17th, at 12:00 p.m.
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Al Scoma Sept. 25, 1920 - June 2, 2007 On Father's Day and every day we celebrate your memory - loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; revered owner of Scoma's Restaurant on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf - you are missed and loved. We cherish our joyful memories of your wonderful life. Your loving family
Mr. Albert Lucien Poisson, 68, of Stockton, CA passed away June 8, 2011 of natural causes. Mr. Poisson was born on January 10, 1943, in...
Alfred Cinti July 11, 1916 -June 13, 2011 Alfred is survived by his loving wife Grace. Beloved Dad of Ron (Michele), Randy, Bob (Julie) and Ray (Christy). He will be missed by grandchildren Ronnie, Nicole, Jeffrey, Zachary, Jason, Sera, Laurel and Bryce. Dear brother of Eleanor and brother-in-law Ernie Garibaldi. Preceded in death by his parents Nazzareno and Olivia Cinti and brothers Ernie and Guido Cinti. He will be missed by his many nephews, nieces and cousins. Alfred is a veteran of, having served in the, Air Force Asiatic Pacific Campaign. Al will be remembered by Visitation Valley residents as the "Barber of Leland Ave" for 40 years where the locals gathered for some great conversation. The family would like to thank the wonderful helpers of Hospice by the Bay for their support. Friends may visit Thursday June 16th from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday June 17th at 10:00am at Duggan's Serra. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any contribution to Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939. Online condolences duggansserra.com.
Alice Lee Smith, a lifelong resident of Williams passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from respiratory failure. She was born on July 18, 1923 to Aileen Cropp Griffin and Clifford Milton Griffin in the house she lived in most of her life. Her parents and grandparents were local farmers who helped to settle this area. Alice Lee attended Williams schools and graduated from Chico State College. She taught elementary school in Maxwell and Williams for thirty years, touching the lives of many. She remained active in the community after retirement, serving on the Williams Planning Commission and the Colusa County Grand Jury. She was a strong leader who held family and community above all else. She enjoyed playing bridge, watching baseball, cooking, gardening, playing the piano and going to "the coast". She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Hugh Smith, her daughter Gayle, son-in-law Pete, her adored granddaughters Monica Vaughan and Heather Lee (Jacob), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will long be remembered as a strong, loving, guiding force of life. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Sacramento Valley Museum or the Williams Fire Department. Visitation will be held at McNary-Moore Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 17 at 5-8. A funeral service will be held at McNary-Moore Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 18 at 10am, burial to follow at Williams Cemetery. Send Condolences at
Alice Lorraine Cullen Clark 1923 - 2011 Alice Clark was born on January 26, 1923 in Chicago IL. Passed from this life to new life in Jesus on June 7, 2011 in Redding, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Charlotte Cullen, her sister Mary Elizabeth Finn, and her husband of forty-one years, James R. Clark. She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Patti and Ray Hemenway and Alice and Rob Clark-Pikowski; She has five granddaughters, Maria Boudreaux, and husband Daniel, Anna Hemenway and husband Joshua, Sarah Taylor and husband Matthew, Charis Hemenway, and Eden Pikowski and one great-granddaughter, Rebekah Joy. She would love us to mention as well the "grand dogs" Brody, Violet, Zoe, and Jeffrey; Mom's love of her family and strength of her faith brought her through the trials and joys of life. She loved to garden and blessed us all by her daily prayers. Always grateful for what was given, she particularly enjoyed ice cream and afternoon snoozes. Her family is grateful for the loving care she received at Marquis Care Shasta. We would also like to thank Mercy Hospice for their support. If donations are thought of please consider Haven Humane or Mercy Hospice. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Friday June 17, 2011 at 11:00 am, Rosary evening before at 6:30 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Allen Jeffrey Lipson, 6/9/1968 - 6/10/2011, Passed away suddenly and peacefully of a heart ailment on Friday June 10., Born on June 9, 1968, he was preceded in death by his younger sister Pamela and his nephew Killian., He was the son of Albert and Zalia Lipson and brother of Laura, Leonard and Brian, and uncle of Jessica and Brooklyn., He graduated Roseville High School where he was an outstanding soccer player. He attended San Diego State University and was a fraternity member. He was afflicted with serious mental illness as a sophomore and bravely fought the disease for the rest of his life., Funeral services will be at Home of Peace Cemetery on Stockton Blvd. and El Paraiso Ave. in Sacramento. Donations may be made to the Sacramento affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 3440 Viking Drive, Ste 125, Sacramento 95827., He retained his caring ways and sense of humor and was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and all those who knew him.
ALMA IRENE (THOMAS) HERMANS 93, passed away of natural causes in Riverside, CA and into the comforting presence of the Lord on June 9, 2011. She was born April 21, 1918, in Norwalk, CA. She grew up in Chino, CA, and graduated from Chino High School in 1936. Alma attended Woodbury Business College in L.A. It was in college that she met her future husband, Harry Hermans. They married June 4, 1938 beginning their deeply sincere and fulfilling 61 years of marriage. Owning dairies in Pasadena, San Pedro, and Apple Valley, they grew their family to include five incredibly loved children and settled in Chino in 1962 where they were long time residents. After a long life, Harry passed away in February of 2000. Alma lived with family in Atascadero, CA for 10 years, spending the last 6 months of her life in Riverside with family. She is survived by her daughter Lilly Couch (spouse - Eddie), her daughter Harriet Boonisar (spouse - Peter), her son Don Hermans (spouse - Cora), her twin daughters, Linda Thomson (spouse - Kim), and Lorna Sytsma (spouse - Henry), and her sister Louisa Thorsheim. She has 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorial Service Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:00am at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary, Riverside, CA, (951) 689-1441.
Amelia C. Castro, 85, of Vacaville, died on Thursday, June 2, in Vacaville., She was born in Matmore, N.M., on Jan. 14, 1926., A Catholic Prayer Service will be held on Monday, June 13, at 10 a.m., at McCune Garden Chapel with Father Humberto Gomez officiating. A burial will be held at a later date at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery, Fairfield., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
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ANDREW C. ANDERSEN OCT 6, 1930 - SEPT 13, 2011 A resident of Modesto, CA and born in Seattle, WA, was called to his heavenly home. Andy was a loyal and dedicated employee of E.J. Gallo Winery for 24 years before retirement. Airplanes were his passion ever since he was 16 years old and flew his first plane. He also enjoyed gardening, wine, movies, plays, and the outdoors. He was a loving father, grandfather and wonderful husband. He was so generous, courteous, protecting, loving and will be so deeply missed. He is survived by his beloved wife Ann Andersen of Modesto, CA, son Michael C. Andersen of Modesto, CA, daughter Shari L. Conner (Andersen) of Elk Grove, CA, grandson Eric D. Conner and son-in-law Barry W. Conner. He was also a loving stepfather, step father-in-law and step grandfather and is survived by Theresa DeHart (Vink), Rod DeHart, Rodney DeHart, Elyse Litt (DeHart), John Vink, Julia Vink, Peter Vink, Melissa Vink, Carly Vink, Nate Vink, Caleb Vink, Abigail Vink, Annette Banda (Vink), Michael Banda, Anneke Banda and Mikeila Banda. He was preceded in death by his son David E. Andersen, mother Mary Andersen, father Anders Andersen and his brother Hayden Andersen. The family would like to give a heart felt thanks to the staff of Bethel Retirement, The Stratford and Dr. Forester for their wonderful care of Andy. Friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church, 19401 E. Hwy 120, Escalon, CA. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to:, of Northern California, 1060 La Avenida St, Montain View, CA 94043
BERNS, Annie Loving mother of her daughter Marlene and son-in-law Sandy Wilk, her son Jerry Berns, and her son Bruce Berns and daughter-in-law Leanne; grandmother of Beth and Todd Gindy, Dayna Harper, and Jennylee Berns; great-grandmother of Emma and Jake Gindy and Kalle and Creed Harper. Services at Hillside Memorial Park (800-576-1994) on Thursday, June 16th at noon.
Anthi Manoulakis, 88 of Danbury. June 14, 2011. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.
Anthony "Tony" Michael Valerio was born on Aug. 14, 1957, in Fort Monmouth, N.J., He passed away on June 4, 2011, from injuries sustained in the line of duty as a firefighter and paramedic in San Francisco. Station 26 was Anthony's second home, and home away from home, where he helped serve the people of San Francisco with his fellow firefighters, who lost not only a fellow firefighter, but a brother. Anthony died doing the job he loved, at the age of 53., He is survived by his loving parents, Lorraine and Frank; adoring sisters, Jacqueline, Donna, Marina and Laura; admiring brothers, Mark and Kevin; dear brother-in-law of Bill Walkup, Tim Samsel, Lynda Valerio and Joe Fanfa; nephews, Austin and Jared Samsel, Kevin Mullins and Thomas Walkup; nieces, Melissa Walkup and Stephanie Dumm; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also loved and remembered by his former wife, Ellen; and friends the world over. Firefighters, paramedics and police officers citywide in San Francisco will no doubt always remember him., Anthony grew up in South San Francisco and graduated from El Camino High School, Class of 1975. He attended San Francisco State University, where he earned an associate's degree., He started his public service in 1980 at Acme Western as an EMT in Oakland, Calif. In 1984, he was hired on with the San Francisco Department of Public Health as a paramedic. When they merged with the San Francisco Fire Department in 1987, he became a firefighter/paramedic. The outpouring of love for his family from the city of San Francisco, SFFD and SFPD is something very much appreciated and that won't soon be forgotten., Tony was arguably the happiest person you would have ever met. Tony was known as a character with a quick wit and an uncanny talent for finding humor and lifting your spirits. He was a shining star amongst San Francisco's courageous and dedicated firefighters. Tony's life was an adventure, filled with friends, family and interests. His interests varied from chicken farming to glider piloting and traveling. He was an avid surfer, scuba diver, athlete and San Francisco sourdough bread baker. Station 26 will take care of his sourdough mother starter, enabling them to bake Tony's bread forever. He described himself as "The People's Paramedic." His compassion, kindness and patience for his fellow man in time of need served as an example to all who served with him., Friends were invited to attend a Vigil Service on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. (and Geary Blvd.), San Francisco. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to the San Francisco Fire Credit Union in Memory of Anthony Michael Valerio, 3201 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118. Online condolences at duggansserra.com.,
Anton "Tony" Ragland, 65, of Cottonwood, CA, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Great Falls at his son's residence of heart disease and lung cancer. Tony passed away peacefully at the home of his son Kevin Ragland surrounded by his family. Tony was born November 30, 1945 in Great Falls, MT and spent his youth and formative years there. His fondest memories as a child were spending time on the Centerville farm of his grandparents, George and Bernice Heal. He loved working the farm with his cousins and uncles, especially his uncle Bill Heal, whom he referred to as his "big brother". The family moved to Spokane, WA and then on to Petaluma, CA. Tony graduated from Petaluma High School in 1964. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College. In 1965, he met and married Wanda Bishop when they both were employed by the State Farm Insurance regional office in Santa Rosa, CA. Tony always longed to be back in Montana, and moved back in 1967. He worked as a ground man, progressing to a journeyman lineman in the power line construction industry, the business in which he would spend the rest of his working career. Tony reluctantly moved his family to CA due to lack of work in Montana in his profession. He was employed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. until his retirement in December of 2010. Besides his wife of 45 years, Wanda, Tony is survived by his three sons, Kevin (Shelley) Ragland of Great Falls, Brian Ragland of Missoula and Allen Ragland of Great Falls. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Tessa, Kevin Jr., and Hannah and one great granddaughter, Kiana Oyobio. Other survivors include sisters; Pat (Ron) Feige, Loretta Alton, Kathy (Ron) Shields, Sharon Ragland, Davida (Mike) Hryszko, as well as brother Dan Ragland and five nephews and four nieces. Tony enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing with his family, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved being a grandfather and great grandfather. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home. A celebration of his life was held at Holy Spirit Parish in Great Falls at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 21, 2011 Memorials may be made to the family home at 20548 Linda Lane, Cottonwood, CA 96022. Condolences to the family can be left at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Antonio (Tony) Mario Giusto Resident of Foster City Passed away June 12, 2011 after battling cancer. Tony was born in San Francisco on May 15, 1961, and passed away at home surrounded by his family. He served in the United States Army for 5 years, where he met his wife, Min-Jung in South Korea. They had their first child, Mina, then moved back to the states and had his son, Michael. He worked for the San Mateo Police Department, ranking as a Sergeant in his last years before retiring. He received many Military and Law Enforcement medals and awards. Tony and his wife were also business owners where they supplied police and fire uniforms to local agencies. Tony is survived by his wife Min-Jung, and children Mina and Michael. Also survived by parents Fred and Stella Giusto, brother of Arlene Moore, Lori Capote, Kathie Spruitenburg, and Melissa Snow. He also survived by several nieces and nephews. Rosary services will be held on June 16th at Sneider Sullivan O'Connell's at 7:00 p.m. in San Mateo with visitation starting at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy's Church on June 17th at 11:00 a.m. at 1515 Dolan Ave, San Mateo, with burial following immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society in Tony's name. Tony touched many lives and was respected by all who knew him. He will be forever missed.
Arlene Brown was born in March 1967 in Pacoima, Calif., and died Thursday, June 9, 2011. Arlene and her family relocated to the Central Coast in 1980. She attended San Luiis Obispo Junior High School and then went on to graduate from San Luis Obispo High School. Arlene is survived by her children Latoya Horton and Michael Jackson, both of Grover Beach; granddaughter, Kamilla Chagolla; parents, Helen and Phil Jackson of San Luis Obispo; sister, Shirley Morton (Charles); brothers Robert Brown (Bridgette), Phil Jackson (Deneese) and Billey Jackson; sister, Nadine Jackson; lots of nieces and nephews; and companion of 17 years, Ross Gilliam. Arlene will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Los Osos Valley Memorial Park in Los Osos. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arlene Brown Fund, under Shirley Morton, at any Bank of America.
DEAR ARTHUR Today is 15 years since you left. I miss you more today than yesterday and less than tomorrow. Love, Evelyn
Avery Frances Slavin, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday surrounded by her loving and devoted parents. Born in Danbury, on April 1, 2011, she was the daughter of Duane E. Slavin and Bethany A. Tangredi, all residing in Newtown. Besides her parents, she leaves her maternal grandmother, Marcia Tangredi of Agawam, Mass.; her paternal great-grandmother Myra Carey of Maine and many other loving relatives. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Myrna Salerno of Maine; and her maternal grandfather, John Tangredi of Agawam. Services for Avery will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 1 p.m. from Capellaro's, 42 Vail Road, Bethel. Family and friends may gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. A private ceremony at Avery's final resting place will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Avery's name to the CJ Foundation for SIDS, HUMC: WFAN Pediatric Center, 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack NJ 07601. Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home in Agawam, MA has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Barbara Elaine Kelley 77 passed on 6/6/2011 in Victorville
Barbara E. Kelley, 77, a resident of Barstow for 46 years, passed away June 6, 2011 at Victor Valley Community Hospital. She retired from Barstow Unified School District after 30 years of employment. She was past president and current director for Barstow Heights Community Service District. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Fowler and her husband, Gregg of Barstow; sons, Robert Kelley and his wife, Amber of Roseburg, Ore.; grandchildren, Robert Griffith of Las Vegas, Brian Griffith of Henderson, Nev., and Katie and Kristi Kelley of Roseburg, Ore.; sister, Shirley Combs of Denver, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren. Services were private.
CUENCA, BENICIA R. Of Chula Vista 8/21/1930 ~ 6/9/2011 Visit 6/17 5-9PM Serenity Srv.6/18 at 11 AM St. John's Episcopal, 619-425-9111
WRIGHT, BOBBY K. Bobby K. Wright, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend, passed away on May 29, 2011 with family by his side. He was 85. Bob was born on July 3, 1925 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. After serving in, , Bob settled in San Diego and attended SDSU. He met Virginia Coulston during this time, and they soon married and settled in La Mesa to raise their family. Bob worked many years for the postal service and retired in 1980. Bob enjoyed all sports, but had a special love for golf, and played as often as possible. He also enjoyed being with family and friends. As they all know, he was quick to lend a hand and had a wonderful sense of humor. His warmth, goodness, and kindness will never be forgotten. Bob was preceded in death by parents Monroe and Dixie, sisters Gwen and Lovell, and brother Noree. He is survived by his wife Virginia, sons Ron and Bryan, daughter Nancy Brunelle and her husband Bob, grandchildren Gabriel and wife Katie, Aaron, Jacob, and Jonathon, and great-granddaughters, Adisyn and Phoebe. Many other family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors will cherish his memory. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Bonita Country Club on June 30, 2011, 12-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.
Woods, Bruce C., born September 23, 1934 in Commanche, OK, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2011 in Fullerton, CA. Our "Papa" passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Carolyn Woods; his sister, Joyce Trowbridge; daughters, Cindy Bryant (Jim), Cathy Kingsland (Charlie); sons, Robert Woods (Jim), Marty Woods (Kerry), John Woods (Wendi); grandchildren, Christy Siegman (Dean), Kyle Bryant (Jennifer), Roseann Thompson (Jeff), Jason Kingsland, Marty Woods Jr., Curtis Kingsland, Jonathan Woods (Kirsti), Austin Woods, Nena Woods, Ryan Woods; great-grandchildren, Charlie Marie Siegman, Kayden Bryant, Tyler Thompson, Jake Thompson. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Woods, Walker Strickland, Vannie Scott (Archie). He was affectionately known as "Papa" to everyone he met, and will forever be a true "Dodger Fan". Viewing will be at McAulay & Wallace in Fullerton, CA, from 6 - 9 PM on June 16, 2011. Funeral service will be held at Eastside Christian Church, Fullerton, CA on June 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM in Room 215. Graveside service immediately following at Memory Garden Memorial Park, Brea, CA. In honor of Papa's love of baseball, please wear "Dodger Blue". In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to
Longtime Port Hueneme resident, Barbara Anderson Ortiz, passed away on June 9, 2011, due to complications from a stroke., Born Barbara Sue Anderson on March 18, 1936, in Ventura, the youngest of three children of Lois and Donald Anderson. Barbara spent her youth in Saticoy, Long Beach and Port Hueneme, attending Hueneme Elementary School and graduating from Oxnard High School. She married John Ortiz in 1952, and the couple remained in Port Hueneme where they raised three children. Barbara earned a B.A. degree from CSU Northridge studying art, continuing later to earn an M.A. degree in childhood education. Barbara fulfilled her lifetime dream of becoming a teacher, her career beginning in 1968 with the Hueneme School District at Hollywood Beach School, where she remained until her retirement in 1995. After moving to Chester, Calif., in 2006, Barbara spent her time sewing, quilting, maintaining extensive vegetable and flower gardens, singing in the local community chorus, and bird watching., Barbara is survived by her husband, John; children, Catherine, Norman and John; daughter-in-law, Connie; grandsons, John and Nils; brother, Norman Anderson and family; nephew, Donald Anderson and family., A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 755 Bard Road, Port Hueneme.
Barbara J. Willis, 78 of Stockton passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in a Stockton hospital. Born September 25, 1932 in French Camp, CA she ...
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Betty Jane Mead, 90, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2011, in Ventura., She was born in San Francisco on June 25, 1920, to Lillian and Howard Clarke. Betty grew up and attended Our Lady Peace Academy in San Diego through most of her school years and went on to San Diego State University. After college she married Frank Brandt. They traveled throughout the US for his business, finally settling in Ventura. Following their divorce, Betty moved to Oxnard, and after several years, she and Don Mead were married and shared 40 years together until his passing in 2006., Betty began her career in the restaurant field in 1952 with Martin (Bud) Smith, and remained in the hospitality business for more than 40 years. She loved people and made friends easily as was evidenced over the years at the Colonial House, the Wagon Wheel and the Lobster Trap. Betty was adventurous and delighted in traveling the world, which she did as much as possible. She was very social and enjoyed her involvement in the community. She was two-time president of the Oxnard Women's Club, member of the Oxnard Elks Club, member of the Rotary Club of Oxnard, and one of the few women to be honored with the Paul Harris award. Betty was also past Head Trader for the Trade Club Unlimited, as well as the Oxnard Trade Club, and member of the Board of Directors for the Oxnard Community Concert Association. Betty's nickname of "Boom Boom" resulted from her modeling days with Robert's Fashions., Betty is survived by her daughter, Sherri Corey; son-in-law, John Corey; two grandchildren, Bret Corey and Todd Corey (Wendy); and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Evan, Nicole and Mason. Betty had a great life and a healthy one. She made many friends through the years and always enjoyed a good party. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her., In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice., A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 12 noon on Friday, June 17, at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands (Oxnard). Betty has been entrusted to the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Downtown Ventura, 643-8623.
Betty Jo Vlay Resident of Los Altos March 21, 1928 - June 11, 2011 Betty Jo Vlay passed away peacefully on June 11, 2011 at her home. She was surrounded by her loving husband of 61 years, George Vlay, and her children Vanessa, Susan, John and his wife, Lisa. Betty Jo was a wonderful wife, loving mother, and devoted nana, and was truly loved by her family and friends. Betty Jo was born in Springfield, MO, the youngest of four children, to parents Lillian and O.E. Wayland. The family moved to Tulsa, OK, where Betty Jo attended Will Rogers High School. Prior to graduation, the family moved to Oklahoma City, and she graduated from Classen High School in 1945. At both schools, Betty Jo was a member of the glee clubs and a cappella choirs. In 1948, Betty Jo attended a USO party, and met George, a handsome Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at Tinker Air Force base in Oklahoma City. It was love at first sight, and they married on July 21, 1949. After George left the Air Force, they moved to Buffalo, NY, where George earned his Engineering degree at the University of Buffalo. Betty Jo always said that she earned her PHT-"Putting husband through", while working at Southwestern Bell, New York Telephone, and Pennsylvania Telephone. Betty Jo and George soon became the proud parents of two daughters, and one son. In 1966, they packed the wood paneled station wagon and moved west to Los Altos, CA. Betty Jo was a wonderful mother, and the house was always filled with kids, activity and laughter. She volunteered with PTA, was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and Girl Scout Cookie Chairman. In 1969, she started her career in the travel industry, working part time as a travel agent at Estill International Travel of Los Altos. In 1982, she opened All Horizons Travel in Palo Alto as the owner/manager, working alongside her daughter, Susan. Betty Jo had a magic touch, and could always clear a waitlisted seat on a sold out flight, or book a room in a sold out hotel. After seven successful years, she sold the agency so she and George could travel the world. She later opened Dream Cruises and Tours in Los Altos, and was active as the owner/manager until 2009. During her travel career, she became a Certified Travel Counselor(CTC) and was a Life Member of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA), a Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), President for 3 years of the San Jose chapter of Association of Retail Travel Agents(ARTA), Board member of San Jose Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA), Board member of Peninsula Travellarians, and San Jose Women in Travel (SJWIT). Betty Jo's personality was a major asset for her travel clients. On a Princess Cruise in the Caribbean, it was formal night and the Captain's Welcome Aboard champagne party. The Captain was walking on the third deck talking to passengers, and came by Betty Jo. She asked if he was the Captain, and he said "yes". She said "I want to thank you for having this great party for my birthday!" On this Princess ship, they had a three story staircase where the officers would stand with the Captain at the top of the stairs. When the Cruise Director advised the Captain that it was time to give the welcoming champagne toast, the Captain took Betty Jo in her sparkly, sequenced pink gown to stand next to him while he gave a toast to thousands of guests. This was one of many memorable experiences of her forty years in the travel industry which she loved to share with her clients. Betty Jo was an active member of Encore, and served as Vice President. She was also active with the Los Altos United Methodist Women. Betty Jo is survived by her husband George; children: Vanessa, Susan and John; seven grandchildren: Devon, Trevor, Jackson, Kaitlyn, Michele, Madison, and Jake; In-laws: David, Rick and Lisa. She is also survived by sisters Billie Todd (JR Todd), Irene Chamberlain, and brother O.E Wayland, Jr. (Lucille Wayland), and many loved nieces, nephews and extended family, all of Oklahoma. The family will hold a viewing on Thursday, June 16 from 4:00-8:00pm at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos. On Friday, June 17, there will be a funeral service celebrating Betty Jo's life at 1:00pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Betty Jo to the American Cancer Society , or the Los Altos United Methodist Church.
Betty Lee Jue passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011, in Ventura, at age 92., She was born in Canton, China, Jan. 23, 1919. Betty married Walton Jue, local grocer, several years after his wife, Mary Jue passed at a young 54 years of age. Betty (Mrs. Jue) came to America shortly and joined the family working in the market on East Main Street in Ventura. She loved America and the Ventura Community as her adopted home. Betty loved family life and enjoyed growing hollyhocks on her hillside yard. On Sundays she cooked dinner for any of the Jue siblings that would be in town that day. Each Christmas at least 60 family members would gather for dinner which delighted her immensely., She leaves Walton's sons and daughters, Gene, Dorothy, Allen, Daisy, Edward and Jeanne. She was preceded in death by Walton's daughter, May. She leaves many nieces and nephews, Debbie, Kathy and Eric to name a few. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren., Visitation will take place 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, also at Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., For those who wish, donations may be made to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation Building Fund, 147 North Brent Street, Ventura, CA 93003. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Beverly Findlay Andreotti 87, of Grimes, CA, passed away peacefully June 11th at her residence. She was born July 13, 1923 in Sacramento, CA. Beverly married Arthur A. Andreotti September 17, 1941. She enjoyed painting, dancing, playing golf, snow and water skiing into her 70's. Beverly was a member of the Grimes Ladies Aid, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, CRMC Auxiliary, and Colusa Golf Club. Her husband Arthur "Chilo" Andreotti and her grandson Arthur H. Andreotti preceeded her in death along with her parents Herman and Barbara Findlay Nielsen, brothers Joey and Herman "Chic" Nielsen. She is survived by her son Arnold (Maureen), their children Susan (Tony) Vitale, Christine (Mark) Jenkins, Pete (Sara) Andreotti and Carrie Andreotti; her son Michael (Pamela) Andreotti, his sons David, Phillip and Dominic Andreotti; her son Mark (Roberta) Andreotti, their sons Luc and Vincent Andreotti; 10 Great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5:00-8:00p.m. at the McNary-Moore Chapel 107 5th Street Colusa. Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Friday, June 17th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 4th and Oak Colusa. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 1741 Wescott Road Colusa. Memorial contributions may be made in Beverly's name to the CRMC Auxiliary at 199 E Webster St. Colusa, CA 95932 or the Grimes Civic Association at P.O. Box 202, Grimes, CA 95950, Send Condolences to
Bill Peoples Bill Peoples died on May 31, 2011. He was 88. He worked for Los Angeles County for 30 years before retiring as a maintenance supervisor. One of Bill's favorite pastimes during retirement was meeting with friends for a "pig out" breakfast. Bill was also an auto enthusiast. He enjoyed working under the hood as much as driving on the open road. William R. Peoples was born in Omaha, NE. He is survived by his wife, Thelma and son, William Jr. ("Randy") of Sacramento. A memorial service will be held June 17, 11AM at the
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 17, at the Reality Church, 1954 Goodyear Ave., Ventura, with Pastor Billy Hunter officiating. Military honors will be rendered by The United States Air Force., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the American Cancer Society , www.cancer.org or call 805-644-4248, or to the Hume Lake Christian Camps, www.humelake.org or call 559-305-7770., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
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Brad passed away suddenly on June 2, at age 37. He was a very special person we look forward to seeing on the other side. He leaves behind his two-year-old daughter, Ariana, and her mother Jenny Cali, parents Joyce and Gordon Baechtel, brothers Sam (Elena), Harry (Lindsay) and six nieces and nephews. Brad's most recent jobs were selling Hummus for the Hummus Guy and Subscriptions for the Press Democrat. There are so many wonderful things to say about Brad we are hoping everyone who knew him will come to his memorial service to share thoughts and feelings about him. If you wish, please email us with your memories: firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers donations to a fund for Ariana can be sent to the Brad Baechtel Memorial fund at any Westamerica branch. The memorial service will be held Friday June 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS church, 5301 Badger Road, Santa Rosa.
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Patricia Noel Kelly Brooks December 20, 1932 - June 11, 2011 Resident of Livermore Patricia was born in San Francisco on 12/20/32 and died .....
Carolyn Diane Pinkston Malachowski passed away peacefully in her home in Spanish Fork, Utah on June 7, 2011. Diane was diagnosed with cancer last November which was the cause of death. Diane was born on February 4, 1948 in Bakersfield, CA to Carmen D. and Francine M. Pinkston. Diane graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario, CA in 1966. She attended Chaffey College where she majored in Business English. She married Ronald Malachowski on November 1, 1969. They lived in Hesperia, CA from 1972-2006 where they raised their nine children. In January of 1980, they were sealed as a family in the Los Angeles Temple. Diane was a stay-at-home mom who loved being a homemaker. Her interests included cooking, sewing, and gardening. Her greatest joy was raising her family with all their many activities which included sports, camping and church activities. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in various callings including President of Relief Society, Young Womens, and Primary. Diane is preceded in death by her husband, her mother, and her son, Andrew. She is survived by eight children; Michael, Debbie, Eric, Amy, Bonnie, Daniel, Amber, and Douglas; also 27 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; her father, Carmen, and her two sisters, Karen Barnett and Pat Hicks. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 10862 Maple Avenue, Hesperia, California. A viewing will be held prior to services from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.
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SPANGLER, CHARLES BISHOP Charles Bishop Spangler, 79, died at his home in San Diego on Sunday June 12, 2011 surrounded by those he loved. He is survived by his wife Bettie and their children Peggy, Charles, Tom and his wife Tami, as well as grandchildren Heather, Daniel and Kaitlin. He is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Betsy Kay. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Torrey Pines Christian Church in La Jolla, CA. If you would like to make a memorial gift in Bishop's name, the family suggests the Brain Observatory at UCSD, or Berea College.
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Chimbole, Lelia, lovingly known as Vicki to her family and friends. Vicki was born July 2, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was adopted at birth by Ray and Grace Roberson and spent her youth in Greenwood, Mississippi. She moved to the Antelope Valley in 1968 to join her father in the family real estate business, Roberson Realty, located in Pearblossom where she was a broker for the last 40 years. Vicki met and later married Larry Chimbole while he was the City of Palmdale's first Mayor. Larry often attributes his election to the State Assembly to his wife's sparkling personality, innate kindness, and goodwill to everyone she met. She was a true Southern lady. She is survived by her husband, Larry Chimbole, her two daughters, Wynne Robertson and Susan Irving, step-son, Steven Chimbole, grandchildren, Reana Thierman, Tina Mariani, Nicole Mercy, and Michael Distefano, great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Gracie Thierman, Temple Mariani, and many nieces and nephews. Vicki will be greatly missed. Her kindhearted spirit and sweet nature inspired and influenced everyone who knew her. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Wed. June 15, 2011 at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale. www.chapelofthevalley, . Chapel of the Valley Mortuary Palmdale, Directors
Clifton C. Faires Jr. born April 11, 1924 in Slaton, Texas departed to the arms of Jesus at 1:15pm June 8, 2011. Cliff served in the United States Army in WWII with an honorable discharge. He is survived by his wife Anna Fay Faires of 65 years and 14 days, his two daughters Donna Casarez of Apple Valley and Connie Ophus of Napa Valley. 3 grandchildren Tiffany Thomas, Christina Soriano and Jesse Casarez, 10 great grand children and one great great grandchild. Cliff was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great great grandfather. We love you very much and will miss you greatly ......until we join you in the arms of our Savior.
Cameron Dinkel, of Thousand Oaks, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 30, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer., Cameron was born in Newton, Mass., Nov. 29, 1954, to Paul Dinkel, and to Marie Therese O'Connell Dinkel, who preceded him in death. He was raised both in Massachusetts and California. A talented builder of fine homes and commercial buildings, he headed his own construction company., He leaves behind his five brothers and their spouses, Mark (Cheryl Baggen), of Concord, Mass., Jonathan (Darcy), Craig, of Austin, Texas, Peter (Michlynn Hines), Timothy (Cindy); and his father and stepmother, Ellen Herman. He also leaves behind many friends who were devoted to his care in the last months of his life., In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Cam's memory to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006., Arrangements are IN THE CARE of Aabbey Memorial, Funeral Directors and Cremation, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Thousand Oaks, 487-4200.
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Carole Elaine Maurer passed away in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Friday, May 27, 2011. She was born on Dec. 31, 1921, in San Francisco., She is survived by her daughter, Cris (Lee) Spangler; son, Andy (Martha) Maurer; six grandchildren, Julie Spangler (Jason Thomas), David Maurer, Lisa Spangler-Hart (Dave), Patrick Maurer, Jane Maurer and Mary Maurer-McGowan (Jeff); and two great-grandchildren, Carley Thomas and Jake Hart. She was predeceased by her former husband, Jerry Maurer; parents and siblings., Private services were held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery as Mom was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II. We love you Mom/Grammy/Great Grammy and now may you rest in peace.,
Carolyn "Carrie" Willison, 91, of San Luis Obispo, passed away peacefully Friday, June 3, 2011, in Morro Bay. Carrie was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and moved to California with her husband, Charles, in 1943. She loved books, nature and many creative arts, including Chinese brush painting, fiber arts and ceramics. Her sense of humor, warmth and unperturbed personality made everyone smile and love to be with her. She lived her life as she raised her family, with grace and forgiveness and love for all. She will be deeply missed by her son, Steve (Nancy); daughter, Cris (Tim); granddaughters Jenny (Chris) and Rosie; great-grandchildren Jesse and Ginger; and all of her wonderful friends met along her beautiful journey through life. Her husband, Chuck, preceded her death in 1975. A celebration of Carrie''s life will be held at a later date. This poem by William Blake was a favorite of hers and epitomizes how she lived her life... To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.
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Charles Edmund Connolly Nov. 20, 1916 - May 23, 2011 Charles Edmund Connolly was born on November 20, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio, to body and fender man Leopold Augustus Connolly and Agnus Winifred Connolly ne Clee. Charles was the third of eight brothers and no sisters in a large Irish Catholic family. He loved playing football and baseball with his brothers. During the Great Depression, Charles worked at E. R. Squibb in Los Angeles, and spent some time riding the rails as a hobo. During, , Charles served in the, , first in Alaska, then training paratroopers, and finally with the occupation troops stationed in Sendai, Japan. After the war, Charles obtained a master's degree in Latin American history from the University of California at Berkeley. There he met the love of his life, Louise. They were married on March 16, 1951. They had a son Michael and a daughter Leslie. For twenty-five years, Charles taught school in the Bay Area, including San Carlos High School, where he also coached tennis, golf, photography and chess. After he retired, Charles took up watercolors, and also played many senior tennis tournaments with his long-time partner, newspaperman Don Kirk. Charles enjoyed joking around with his tennis buddies. His wife Louise passed in 2006. Charles died in his home from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He is survived by his youngest brother Richard, his son Michael, his daughter Leslie Vallerga, her husband David Vallerga, and their two sons Michael and Matthew Vallerga. There will be no service.
Charles Caldwell was born at home in Avila (Beach), Calif., Nov. 17, 1920, to Charles F. and Casilda (Putney) Caldwell, the oldest of three boys (Charles, Fred and Bill). Charles died in Ojai, June 11, 2011, at age 90., He had an idyllic childhood roaming the hills and beaches of Avila and had many tales of living through the bootlegging 1930s of that area. He graduated from San Luis Obispo High School and attended college until the start of WWII. Joining the Air force, he became an instructor and pilot. He flew B-24s in the 467 Bomb Group, 8th Air Force out of Rackheath, England, flying 35 missions plus nine gas ones to Patton's troops., While training in Arizona he met his future wife, Eloyce M. (McGee). They were married in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 31, 1944. Their union produced three sons, C. James, Michael and Joseph. After The War Charles joined his father working for 76 Union Oil in Avila and later moved to Ventura to retire with the company after 37 years as a gauger in Santa Paula. While in Avila, Charles survived a pier fueling explosion that killed everyone around him. He caught polio in 1956 that affected the mobility of one leg. In 1958 the family moved to Ventura., He loved to hunt and fish but mostly loved to camp in the Sierras. Many Thanksgivings were spent in the Panament Mountains camping with friends and family. Charles also enjoyed coaching and attending his boys' sports and scouting events. He joined the Odd Fellows in 1953 and was a Grand Marshall. Charlie survived many illnesses including being a 52-year diabetic. After a particularly sever bout of septic poisoning he moved to Ojai to live two and a half years with his son, Michael, and family. He loved watching the Dodgers and getting out in the orchard with his hoe cutting weeds. Charlie had a remarkable memory and sense of humor to his last days., He was predeceased by sons, Joe (1969) and James (2009); brothers, Bill (1960) and Fred (1979); and parents, Charles F. (1960) and Casilda (1962). Charles is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eloyce M. (McGee) Caldwell; James' widow, Judy; their children, Amy Troman (Paul), Michael A. Caldwell, and Megan Caldwell; and granddaughter, Ada Troman, all of Ventura. He is also survived by son, Michael D. (Joanne) Caldwell, and granddaughter, Kerry Jo Caldwell, of Ojai., Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 17, at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn. A reception will be announced graveside., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the California State Parks Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134. You may visit www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com to leave tributes for the family.
Christine Mae Franklin, 60, of Vacaville, Calif., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, June 3, following a five-year struggle with breast cancer., Christine is survived by her son, Joel Lasher; daughter, Colene Spencer; their spouses, John Riggs and David Spencer, respectively; her grandchildren, Cole, Logan and Gaige Spencer, sisters, Janice Franklin, Kelly Marcotte and Tracy Webb; her two dogs, Megan and Oscar; and a large circle or friends and relatives who love Christine and will miss her dearly., Christine had close ties to the community and was an active member of the North Bay Guild; Foxboro Elementary School, where her grandsons attended; and the North Bay Center for Women's Health, where she received the honor of "2011 Community Hero.", Christine had a great love of animals, in particular her rescue dogs, Megan and Oscar. She was a creative person who loved decorating and gardening her home. She loved the city and theatre and sharing good times with family and friends., One of Christine's passions was traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. She was a strong, self-made professional businesswoman, who excelled in sales and marketing, but she always said that her children, Joel and Colene, were her proudest accomplishments. Her happiest moments were spent with her grandsons, Cole, Logan and Gaige., Christine could light up a room with her infectious smile, great sense of humor and engaging personality that she will always be remembered by. She lived each day to its fullest and believed there was life after cancer. She became an advocate for breast cancer screening and the importance of mammograms, as well as a speaker and inspiration to others facing the same journey., There will be a private boat service on the San Francisco Bay on Friday, June 17, followed by a private celebration of life with family and close friends., In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to: NorthBay Foundation with the notation "Christine Franklin Memorial, 4500 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534-6888, online: http://foundation.northbay.org/give.html.,
Clare Edward (Bud) Johnston was born July 6, 1931 and entered into rest on May 21, 2011 in Stockton, Ca. Bud played ball for the University of ...
Clare Hoffmann May 13, 1919 - June 8, 2011 Clare was a lifelong resident of San Francisco. She is survived by many relatives and friends. She worked over forty years for Best Foods. San Francisco, She traveled the world and leaves behind friends on every continent. Friends may visit after 8am on Saturday June 18, 2011 at the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF followed by a procession leaving at 9:00am for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Paul's Church at 9:30am. Committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.vmpandco.com.
Claudia Costa, 3/20/1938 - 5/31/2011, Claudia passed away on May 31, 2011 at the age of 73 in her home in Foresthill. She was born in Alexandria, La., She enjoyed spending her time volunteering for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, dining out, traveling with her friends, and playing the slot machines in Reno!, Claudia was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William Leonard Costa., She is survived by her 5 children, Suzanne & Brian Brewer of Roseville; Michael Costa of San Jose; Tina & Ron Cabrera of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Sandra & Kevin Fleming of Foresthill, and Michelle D'Cunha & David Pereira of Sacramento. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, Ashley Brewer, Desiree Brewer, Adam D'Cunha, Austin Fleming, Baylie Fleming, Joel Fleming, Noah Cabrera and Levi Fleming. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends., Her life was celebrated at a luncheon on June 3, 2011.
Clyde Miller Fife passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011, with his family by his side at the age of 92., He was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Clyde served a mission for the LDS Church in 1940 in the Northern States. In 1943, he entered the military at the age of 24 to serve his country. He was a flight purser in the Army Air Corps and traveled all around the Pacific during the war. He moved to Camarillo in 1978 with his wife, Lois, and he retired in 1990. He was an avid table tennis player and played at the senior center in Camarillo after his retirement. He was also well known around town for using coupons., He is survived by his children, Marilyn Watters (Dennis), of Camarillo, Craig (Teresa), of Camarillo, and Carol (Rob), of North Hollywood. He has nine grandchildren, Kelly, Randy, Jill, Tim, Karra, Michelle, David, Heather and Bryan. He also, has 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, and son, Gary. Clyde touched many lives of family and friends and he will be missed., He loved traveling and was very adventurous. One of his favorite vacations was to New Zealand. Clyde was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at the LDS Chapel, 1201 Paseo Camarillo Dr., Camarillo. Burial will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012; 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com.
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Rebecca Lynn Kraemer Cole was born on January 13, 1979 in Vancouver, Washington. She passed away on June 11, 2011 at age thirty-two. Becky .....
ADDOTTA, Cosimo "Gus" Born August 6, 1913 in New Jersey passed away on June 12, 2011 in Seal Beach, CA. He is survived by his sons Joseph and Robert, one grandson, two step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild. Viewing will be on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 3-8pm with a rosary at 6:30pm at Calvary Mortuary. Funeral mass will be on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 12:30pm in the Main Mausoleum Chapel at Calvary Cemetery. Interment to follow immediately. www.calvarymortuary.com
Craig Paul Davidson succumbed to colon cancer after a three-year battle Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Craig was a generous, kind, fair man with an unwavering love for his family and friends. Born in July 1948, he was a lifetime resident of the Central Coast. He attended San Luis Obispo High School and was later drafted into the U.S. Army. He worked as a corrections officer for 26 years and retired in 2008. Craig had a deep love for music, loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer. He touched the lives of many people in his 62 years and will be dearly missed. Craig is survived by his children Erin Leigh Crotts of Atascadero, Matthew Allen Davidson of San Luis Obipso and Jason Riddle of Sunnyvale, Calif.; grandchildren Khyier Craig Davidson of Atascadero, Zach and Ella Riddle of Sunnyvale; brother, Bud Davidson (Wanda) of San Luis Obispo; aunt, Nancy Blell of San Luis Obispo; cousin, Dick of San Luis Obispo; and long time companion and partner, Nancy Marsh of Atascadero. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Margaret Davidson and father, Clay Paul Davidson. The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast for their love and support during this difficult time, and request that any donations be made to this wonderful organization.
Crusita, age 68, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011., Crusita was born May 3, 1943, In Simi Valley to Manuel and Diega Lopez. Crusita was raised In Simi, along with her nine brothers and three sisters on the Sinaloa Ranch, which was owned by the Robertson Family. She graduated from Simi Valley High School. She was with her husband, Gilbert Muro, for 39 years. Crusita was so fortunate to have been raised in Simi Valley when it was a small ranch community. No matter where she lived she always thought of Simi as her home. Crusita was loved, and will be deeply missed by her entire Family., She is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Muro, Sandra Muro (Jose Villanueva) and Gracie Muro (Pedro Mendez); her five grandchildren, Kimberly, Eden, Kristina, Gilbert, and Andrew; brothers, Albert Lopez (Helen), Tony Lopez (Gloria), Joey Lopez, Frankie Lopez (Lisa), Lee Lopez (Kathleen) And David Lopez (Rosalie); sisters, Ruth Ledesma (Alex), Mary Marin (Manuel), Estella Iseminger (Don); sisters-in-law, Maxine Lopez and family, Lucy Lopez and family; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Diega Lopez; husband, Gilbert Muro; infant daughter, Teresa Muro; brothers, Angel Lopez, Alfonso Lopez, Manuel Lopez Jr., A memorial service for Crusita will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, located at the Perez Family Funeral Home, 1347 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley.
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MILLER, DOLORES T. May 7, 1936 - June 2, 2011 Vigil Service, Thurs. June 16th at 6 pm. Mass, Friday June 17th at 11 am. Both Services at St. John of the Cross - Lemon Grove, CA. Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
1930 ~ 2011 Donald Stuart Burchell died peacefully in his home last Saturday, June 11th, of natural causes. He was 80. Donald was born in Reno, NV, Aug 18, 1930, the only child of Bruce and Irene Wills Burchell of Le Grand, CA. Donald's parents, who preceded him in death, were residents of Merced County, working for the Merced County Department of Agriculture and Merced Credit Bureau, respectively, and serving with the Merced County Historical Society. Donald attended Le Grand Elementary and Le Grand High School. He went on to college at UOP Stockton and transferred to Fresno State where he received a Business degree and obtained his teaching credential. He served in the United States Army, completing his tour as a member of the Central Intelligence Division. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Donald began his teaching career at Watsonville High School. After some post-graduate studies at the University of Colorado in business computer science he continued his career at both Foothill and DeAnza Junior Colleges, teaching for 27 years. He enjoyed a long retirement. In 1952, Donald married Wilma Jean Barnes of Merced. They were wed in Clovis, CA. The couple had 6 children and had made Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County, their home since 1967. Donald's wide interests included cars, sports, family, church, and community. He donated his time at Capitola's St. John's Helpful Shop for many years. Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma; his six children: Rick Burchell of Eagle River, AK; Rhonda Liebig of Salinas, CA; Rochelle Lyke of Castroville, CA; Rodney Burchell of Santa Cruz, CA; Rebekah Crill of Boulder Creek, CA; and Royal Burchell of Eureka, CA. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A gravesite service will be held at the Plainsburg Cemetery Thursday, June 16th, 11:00am. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18th, 3:00pm at the Boulder Creek Community Church on Hwy 9. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in his memory to St. John's Helpful Shop in Capitola, CA., or Valley Churches United of Ben Lomond, CA.
GIDDINGS, DONALD WIGHT July 30,1914 to June 10, 2011 Donald Wight Giddings was a native San Diegan. He graduated from SDHS in 1932 with honors for leadership. That was a precursor for his entire life. He attended Menlo Jr. College and Stanford University, receiving his education credentials from San Diego State. His career as an educator began at Kearney H.S. but was soon interrupted by, . He was commissioned in the, and served a gunnery training officer in Bermuda and as Admiral's Aide in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After the war, he returned to his career as an educator. He coached football and his love of the sport led to his grandkids and all who loved him calling him "Coach." He retired as Principal of Patrick Henry High School where their football stadium was named in his honor. He married his high school sweetheart, Abbie Johnson Giddings, who he courted with red roses and lilies of the valley. After her death, he met Jane Forster while they played a competitive game of croquet: it was love at first wicket! They were married for nearly nine years. He is survived by his wife Jane, two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grand-children. Private services will be held in their lovely garden at Wesley Palms. Donations may be made to the Donald W. Giddings scholarship fund at Patrick Henry High School, or to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Beaman passed away on June 4, 2011 at the age of 87. She was a 23 year resident of Spring Valley Lake. Born Dorothy Harshman in Kansas City, Mo in 1923. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheri Momjian and grandson, Charlie Briere, both of Apple Valley, Calif. She leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Vermon T. Beaman, her daughter Linda Zelanka, both of Spring Valley Lake along with her Grandson Tad Wilson (Jami) and great-grandson, Trey of Brea, Calif. She and her wisdom, intelligence and wit will be greatly missed by us all. Services will be private.
Dannell "Tug" Stewart, loving mother, Godmother and friend, passed away on May 25, 2011. She will be dearly missed by her loving son Dannie...
Danny Sinner, 78, of Shasta Lake died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Darlene Mae Criss 1937 - 2011 Darlene Mae Criss, age 73, lost her long courageous battle with cancer on June 12, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Ron Criss , and three children, Steven Criss, Lorie Burch, Caren Baquerizo, and five grandchildren, Meghan, Kristen, Daniel, Andrew, Phillip. Born in Blythe, CA on December 21st, 1937 to Dale and Leona Bryant. Darlene's family moved to Redding in the early 1950's where she resided most of her life. The most important thing in Darlene's life was her family. She loved being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Redding, CA, and worked for many years in the Gateway School District. Darlene had a great love of the outdoors and nature, and spent much of her time there with her family. Among her many hobbies she loved quilting, scrap-booking, and volunteering at the Turtle Bay museum. Viewing will be Wednesday June 15th Noon-5pm at Allen & Dahl on Eureka Way. A celebration of Darlene's life will take place at the First Baptist Church of Redding on Friday June 17th, 2011 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in memory of Darlene Criss to the Mercy Hospice program 1544 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001 Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Darryl Kenion, 47, Of Vallejo, California passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday June 8, 2011., He was born May 30, 1964, to Murvin and the late Frances Kenion (Gadsen) in Charleston, SC. At age ten, he and his family moved to Vallejo, California. He attended & graduated from Vallejo High School. He excelled in wrestling, football, and baseball., Over the course of his life he worked in the construction industry, employed in hardware stores, owned his own business, and worked for home improvement companies before accepting a position with AT&T., Darryl fathered eight children; Alecia, Darryl Omar, Jasmine, Lashawn, Marcel, Monique, Julian & Erika; ten grand-children. He is also mourned by his brothers; Nathan (Cynthia), Murvin (Monique), William (Tanesha), and maintained an amicable companionship with his ex-wife and friend Georgia Kenion. Darryl will also be missed by many mieces, nephews,and dear friends., He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Kenion., There will be a viewing Thursday June 16, 6 p.m., at Cooley and Riolo Morturary., A funeral service will be held Friday June 17, 11a.m., at Revival Center Ministries, 910 Tennessee St., Vallejo. A reception to feed the family will follow (Information will be provided at the service)., Cards, Gifts, and Donations for the family can be directed to the home of Darryl Omar Kenion, 408 Havasu Dr., Vacaville, Ca 95687.
David Alan Akers Resident of La Quinta, CA 1952 - 2011 58, lost his heroic battle with cancer and passed peacefully June 4 at his home in La Quinta, CA. David loved fly fishing, music, camping, and animals. David was born to George and Betty Akers on September 15, 1952, in San Jose. David graduated from Saratoga High School in 1970. He then went on to a career in consumer electronics and after working for Alco Paramount Electronics in San Jose, went on to be manager of Radio Shack stores in Sacramento, Phoenix, and South Lake Tahoe. His love of music led him to get involved in concert promotions and he was one of the partners in Silversound, which promoted concerts in the Bay Area in the early 1970's. In 1983 David relocated to Clarkston, Washington, where he was the owner and manager of a large mini-warehouse complex. In 1996 David retired and moved to La Quinta with his wife Bonnie. David will be remembered by all who knew him for his quick wit, his great sense of humor, and his infectious impish smile. David is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, his sister, Karen, of Napa, California, his brother, Gary, of Fruita, Colorado, his nephew, Ryan, and nieces Janine, Brieanne, and Katrina. Per David's request, no services were held. David has requested that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or to Animal Samaritans of Thousand Palms, CA.
Passed away on May 24, 2011 at the age of 50 succumbing to his long battle with diabetes. Beloved son of Richard and Shirley Cowan. Loving brother of Susan Godec, Donald Cowan, Lawrence Cowan and the late Richard J. Cowan. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 301 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 829-5433.
1933 - 2011 David I. Nelson, beloved husband, father and Gramps, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 due to an accident. He was 78 years old. David was surrounded by his loving family at his time of death. He was born on May 1, 1933 in Randall, Iowa. He moved his family to Redding in 1985 where they owned and operated Aqua Golf on Park Marina Drive for 20 years. He is survived by wife of 57 years, Sheri, his daughters Debra Roberts (Bruce), and Cynthia Galwey (Ken), his grandchildren, Aaron David Galwey, Kendra Nicole Galwey, Morgan Galwey (Chantel) and Jordan Elizabeth Roberts and his great-granddaughter, Marley Nicole Galwey. He also leaves behind his brothers Luther Nelson (Karen) of Des Moines, IA and Marion Reisetter (Judy) of Iron Ridge, WI and sister, Oliva Wright of Grinell, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA, with a service to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Shasta Baptist Church, Redding. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good News Rescue Mission, 3075 Veda St, Redding CA 96001.
DEBRA DENISE RICHARDSON 50, passed away of renal failure on 6/9/2011. She was born 12/25/1962 in Massachusetts and lived in Moreno Valley for the past 30 years. She was a Registered Nurse and worked in church administration. She was a 1st Lady of Rose of Sharon at Evangelistic Church of God in Christ. Debra is survived by her husband, Leodis; daughters, Chimel and Sasha; son, Joshua; mother, Mildred Spencer; brothers, Nate, Gerald and Terry Spencer. Visitation 6/16/2011 at Faith Community Church, 4750 Challen, Riverside. Funeral Service 6/17/2011 at 10:00 AM at Breakthrough Church of God in Christ, 22620 Goldencrest St., #120-124, Moreno Valley graveside following at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648
Dennis Donald Degnon Resident of San Jose Oct. 1, 1965 - June 8, 2011 Starting 2nd baseman, 1978 Branham Hills Little League team. Member '81 Sr. League all-stars. Member, Central Christian Church. Survived by Father Richard Degnon & brothers; Tim, Jim, Dan, & sister; Kathy. Pioneer High graduate 1984.
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DON MEEK 73, of Hemet, CA passed away on June 12, 2011 at his home. He was born September 19, 1939 in Hancock County, Indiana. Don moved to Hemet from San Diego, CA in 1979. He graduated from Point Loma College in 1966 with a Political Science and Philosophy degree in 1977 He received his Law Degree from Western State College of Law and in 1989 he graduated from Judicial College. He practiced Law in Hemet from 1980 to 1989 and went on the bench as a court commissioner in 1989 to 1996. He loved both the study and practice of the law and his time on the bench he considered the high point of his professional career. He retired in 2009 as an investment broker with AG Edwards. Don will be missed by his wife of 42 years Claudia, as well as his two children, Travis Matthew Meek and Reina Meek. He leaves two little granddaughters, Cora Helene Meek and Claudia Rose DeLucien, and a baby grandson, Dylan James Meek. He is also survived by brothers Morris Meek and Thomas Meek, both of Florida. Services will be Friday, June 17th at 1:00 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hemet with a reception to follow at La Casa Vieja Restaurant at 828 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet. Donations may be made in his memory to Ramona Pageant Assoc., 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd., Hemet, 92544 or Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 264340 Soboba, Hemet, 92544 Arrangements are being handled by: Matthew McWane 951-658-4433 #FD833
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville for Donald Scott Smith, 49, of Citrus Heights., He was preceded in death by the passing of his father, Frank T Smith., He leaves behind his mother, Arlene Smith; sisters, Theresa Smith, Annette Mahrt (David) and Michelle Smith; brother, Michael Smith (Eileen); as well as many aunts, uncles and nephews., He was so loved and will be truly missed by family and friends., He was born on Jan. 16, 1962, in San Pablo, Calif. He died on May 29, 2011, in Roseville., Donations can be made to the charity of one's choice., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
Doris DeNardo ("Gram") Resident of Belmont, CA 90 years young, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 due to complications of kidney and heart failure. She passed with family and friends by her side, and while holding grand-daughter Stacy's hand. Gram was born on November 8, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, to Harry and Emily Walliser. She was the beloved sister of Mary, Ruth and Earnest. She married her husband John DeNardo in Philadelphia in the 1940s. They relocated to Burlingame, CA and then to Belmont in the early 1950s where Doris lived the remainder of her life. She had one daughter, 4 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Gram was very active in raising her grandchildren, especially Stacy, and her great-grandchildren Caiti and Jack. Gram was a surrogate grandmother and day care provider to many children throughout the years within the community and touched the lives and hearts of all she knew. Her generous and nurturing spirit will live on in the lives of many children. Doris is survived by her daughter Diane Hanselman of Tucson, AZ: her grand-daughter Stacy VerBrugge and husband Rodney of Belmont, CA; grand-daughter Rebecca Hanselman and grandson Robert Hanselman both of Tucson, AZ; great-grandchildren Caitlin VerBrugge, Jack VerBrugge, Cassandra Hanselman, Junior Martin; Richard Hanselman III; nieces Gale DiPaolo and Diane Bradshaw & their loving families; beloved pets/nurse dogs Easy Bake and Autumn. Doris is predeceased by: her husband John DeNardo (June 1989); grandson Richard Hanselman II (May 2009); beloved son-in-law Richard Hanselman of NJ (Feb 2005); siblings Mary Barrager of NY, Ruth Freeman of NJ and Ernie Walliser of VA. Services will be held at Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Please visit www.lifemarkgroup.com for more information.
Doris Dixon 81 of Yuba City passed away on June 8, 2011. Doris was born on September 25, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Jennie Jentilet. She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Burket Dixon. Doris has been a Yuba-Sutter resident for 21 years after moving from Southern California. She is survived by three daughters: Deborah, Teresa, and Connie; her granddaughter, Angela; and three great grandchildren. She has four siblings: Adam, Nazarie, Mary and Minnie. Doris enjoyed the activities and friendship of being with fellow members of the Moose Lodge and the Red Hat Society. Family and friends are invited to Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D St. Marysville on Friday June 17, 2011 at 11:00AM for a funeral service with a burial at Sutter Cemetery. The family also wishes for you to visit, and sign the online guest. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277. Send Condolences at
HABERLY, Dorothy Richey July 8, 1921 - April 22, 2011 Deep in our hearts you'll always stay, loved and remembered every day. -- James, Norman & Brian
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Douglas E. Westover Late of Palo Alto Entered into rest at his home on June 9, 2011. A software research engineer, he retired after years of service with SRI. A graduate of Stanford University, in addition to his research career, he enjoyed being a ham radio operator for many years. Douglas is survived by his wife, Myrna of Palo Alto, son, Daniel of Sacramento; daughter, Meredith of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Mary and Davis of Sacramento and one sister, Connie Haseman also of Sacramento. Private services are pending under the direction of Roller Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary in Palo Alto.
Dr. Wallace "Wally" "Doc" Graham Wheeler, 93, an Indio, Calif. physician for 52 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 8, 2011 at his home in Indio. He was born March 4, 1918 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to George and Helen Wheeler of New York. His father owned and operated a dye factory and his mother was an elementary school teacher. He grew up in Brooklyn, attended PS93 School, Boys High and graduated high school at Manlius Military School. During his school years Wally took up the drums and had his own dance band. Wally went to the
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Edward Duitsman, a resident of Barstow for 65 years, passed away June 5, 2011. He was born May 21, 1920 in Adams, Neb. Ed graduated from high school in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1938. He served in the South Pacific, eight years, 1938-1946, in the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. Edward was the manager and corporate vice president of First Federal Savings and Loan for 25 years. He also worked 14 years with Depue and Duitsman Real Estate. He served as president of the Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce and Concordia Lutheran Church. He was the first president of Barstow's Board of Realtors. He was a loving, generous father, husband, uncle and grandpa. Ed was well prepared to meet his Lord after a blessed and good life. He claimed that his success in life was due to the Lord and his wonderful wife, Betty. Ed enjoyed a reputation as a thrifty man, but below the surface he was a giving person who sponsored students from Africa and the United States. He gave generously to support the Lutheran Church and local schools. He and his father-in-law Earl Depue donated the land where the Lenwood school and the Lenwood fire department were built. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Barstow; sons, John Duitsman of Hinkley, Alan Duitsman of Dale, Texas, and Thomas Duitsman of Barstow; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Phillip. Services will be at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 13, 2011, at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Road.
Elizabeth Ann Jackson 63 passed 6/9/2011 in Hesperia
GRIFFIN, ERMA L. January 25, 1931 - June 8, 2011 Private Family Services Held Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care, 619-337-1400
COFFMAN, ERVA G. Erva G. Coffman, loving and devoted Matriarch of the Coffman family, passed away on May 28, 2011 at the rich age of 92. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 31, 1918, Mom was one of two children born to Marie Gloudeman-Morris and Earl Western Morris. She was truly a daughter of global romance with her mother being born in Rotterdam, Holland (1897) and her father in the frontier town of Sheridan, Wyoming (1895). Her parents met in 1914 in the small town of Faribault, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis. Mom shared her childhood years in Minneapolis with her older sister, Helen prior to graduating from Central High School in 1937. It was in the summer of 1939 that Mom met her future loving husband and our father, J. Walter Coffman. After a brief romance, during which time he brought her whole family to know the Love of Christ, they were married on June 22, 1940. In July of 1948, the family relocated to sunny San Diego, California, which became their permanent home. In 1953, our parents established the family business, Lighting Supply Company that would sustain them financially throughout the years. While Dad ran the business, Mom was a stay-at-home mother. Both of them instilled in their children the importance of spiritual values and the all-American work ethic. She was also a creative soul and left behind a rich legacy of poems, Bible studies, family genealogies and photographic albums. From this Christian union would come eight children from 1941 to 1957 including Stephen, Timothy, Jon and Joseph of San Diego, David of Huntington Beach, Dan of Laguna Beach, Mary Ann Earley of Spokane, Washington and baby Mark, deceased. Before the passing of our father in June of 2002, they enjoyed 62 years of Christian marriage. They were also blessed with the addition of over 70 grandchildren and great-grand-children. Another passion of our parents was sharing the love and salvation of their Christian faith. Through the years, they embraced numerous spiritual ministries including youth groups, military outreaches, Juvenile Hall and numerous nursing homes. Their trademark however, was the hundreds of Christian calendars they passed out faithfully every year to family, friends and strangers. Dad and Mom, although we mourn your earthly deaths, we share your joy of being once again joined together-now with your heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May we always as a family cherish the Christian heritage and memories you bestowed upon us. We shall not say goodbye but rather farewell until we all meet again in heaven above. You will always be within our hearts-we love and miss you both!
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EDITH MARIE SAMMIS 92, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Saturday, June 11, at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls. Marie was born July 28, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Frederick and Edith Hamill Taylor. She married Herbert F. Sammis on May 24, 1940 in San Diego, Calif. Marie lived in Riverside, Calif. from 1960 to about 1979, then in Sunnymead and Sea Ranch, California, Oak Harbor, Washington, and Boise, Idaho, before coming to Twin Falls in 2003. Marie was predeceased by her husband in 1993, her daughter, Sharon, in 1980, and by two sisters. She is survived by her two sons John of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Walter of Davie, Florida; her daughter, Janet, of Twin Falls; 6 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Marie\'s ashes will join her husband\'s in Puget Sound. Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park".
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Edwin Llewellyn Lista, 03/30/1931 - 06/09/2011, Edwin Lista, born March 30, 1931, passed away at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif. on June 9, 2011. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was 80 years old. "Pops" as he was affectionately known by all his family was a resident of Santa Cruz for the past 17 years. Ed proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He was employed by GenCorp Aerojet in the Propulsion Division. His career at Aerojet spanned over 20 years and included several patents credited to his name., He was a mentor to many young people and was a talented baseball and softball coach, dedicating himself to both Little League Baseball and Bobby Sox Softball programs in the Roseville area for many years. Ed also taught Bible School at First Presbyterian Church in Roseville and upon moving to the Santa Cruz area, attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Capitola. His family will forever remember his love and the countless hours spent on West Cliff watching the ocean with his beloved wife, Linda., He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda Lista of Santa Cruz, three daughters; Bonnie Mann (Mickey) of Roseville, Bobbie Burandt (Don) of Volcano, Hawaii, Laurie Thomas of Olivehurst, Calif.; his son, Edwin Lista Jr. of Hilo, Hawaii, and his step children, Eileen Sheehan (Bob) and Ralph Pato both of Santa Cruz. Ed also leaves 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren., Services will be held in Santa Cruz. Friends and family may pay their respects at a viewing to be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at the chapel at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave. Capitola, Calif. beginning at 9:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at Roseville Public Cemetery on Friday June 17, 2011, starting at 1:00 p.m., where he will be laid to rest beside his late wife, Beverly Lista, who preceded him in death in 1977.
Elaine Hu LaVallee Resident of San Jose Passed away peacefully on June 11, 2011, surrounded by her children, Sherri, Patti, Penny, Andrew and Matthew; sister Evelyn; nephew Scott; and husband Bill. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church in Almaden, San Jose, CA 95120. Please make any donations to KAFPA (Foster Parents) or the church.
FREEDMAN, Eleanor C. January 28, 1930-June 11, 2011 Our beloved mother, Ellie passed away peacefully, on Saturday June 11th from pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband, Sandor Sigmond, her children Shaleen, Karen, Josh and Susie, her sister Grace, her grandchildren Jared, Danielle, Ethan and Jonah, and great-grandchild Dylan. Ellie's passion for life, and commitment to volunteering will be forever remembered. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Stuart House, 310-319-4248. Services will be held today, at 11 a.m., Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries- Hollywood Hills 800-600-0076.
April 9, 1972 - June 4, 2011
Born Oct. 16, 1925, passed away June 13, 2011., Elizabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from Los Angeles High School class of 1944. She moved to Ventura County with her husband, Harold Derr, in 1960. Elizabeth was proud to be a 67-year member of the Order of Eastern Star., She is survived by son, John Mielke and wife Susan, of Eugene, Ore.; daughter, Sue Derr and partner Margie Hobbie, of Laguna Beach. The family wishes to thank all who cared for Elizabeth in her final years., Services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.
Passed away on June 4, 2011. Beloved wife of 53 years of the late Frank; loving mother of Francia; grandmother of Maura, Benjamin, and Raina; brother of the late Jack Collison; age 84. She was born Elizabeth Josephine Kuntz, in Evansville, Indiana, to Joseph and Lillian (Gibson) Kuntz. Her family moved to Miami, Florida for a new start on life when she was 11, and it was there that she attended St. Mary's High School and Barry's College for Women. At 20, she quit school and went to work at Pan Am Airlines as a secretary--a job she loved--in order to support her mother. In 1956, mutual friends introduced Elizabeth to an eligible bachelor from California, Frank A. Kappeler. An Air Force officer, stationed in El Paso, he was smitten by the Miami beauty, and proposed. They married a year later, following an exchange of letters and phone calls. She lived in El Paso, TX, Minot, N.D., Guerneville, CA, and Santa Rosa during her 53-year marriage. Elizabeth and her husband were involved in the Doolittle Reunions and she enjoyed all aspects of retired military life. She also remained active in fund raising endeavors, as well as enjoyed the role as mother and grandmother. Her wit and warmth will be missed. Friends are invited to a Funeral Service on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2930 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Council on Aging, 30 Kawana Springs, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
Ella Barchen Raebiger, age 101, formerly of Ridge-field, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Ella was born in Lloydell, Pa., August 29, 1909. While on an ocean cruise to Europe, she met her husband to be, Otto Raebiger. They married in 1932 and resided in New York City until 1975 when they moved to Ridgefield. He died in 1977. Mrs. Raebiger is survived by two children, Otto Raebiger and his wife, Mico of Ridgefield and Joan Sheffer of Oakland, CA; six grandchildren, Marcelline Kochan, Debbie Marty, Gillian Sheffer, Stewart Sheffer, Todd Cassler and Craig Cassler and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Raebiger was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Cassler. She was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grand Mother and will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield at a time to be announced. Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.
ELLA MINNIE ROE OCT 16, 1920 - JUN 10, 2011 Beloved Mother of Wayne H. Wyrick of Greeley Hill, Gene Wyrick (deceased) of Modesto, and Patty Briscoe of Oakdale. Survived by sister, Dolly Smith of Manteca; brother, Charles Darner of Riverbank; grand- mother of 11, great-grand- mother of 18; great great- grandmother of 3. Viewing from 4-8pm, Wed., June 16th. Funeral 10:00am June 17th at the Riverbank Memorial Chapel, 3131 Santa Fe, Riverbank, CA.
Jan. 28, 1925-June, 5 2011 In loving memory of a great father, grandfather, brother, husband, uncle and friend., Resting in God's hands. To sign the family's online guest book, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com. Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North "C" St, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
ERNEST L. GONZALES FEB 2, 1943 - JUN 12, 2011 Ernie passed away from a lengthy illness at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his son Ernest Jr. Survived by his wife Betty; his sons, Henry and William; grandchildren, Henry Jr., Taylor, and Billy Jr. Ernie was a plumber for HP for 25 years. He loved fishing and was an avid bowler. He was a loving husband, brother and grandfather. Rosary and memorial service Thursday, June 16th at 1:00pm at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, Modesto, CA. Private Interment.
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Evelyn Anieta Sargent 1917 - 2011 Evelyn Sargent, 94, passed away June 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Grace Griffiths Pido, husbands Paul Dunn and Orville Sargent, son Paul D. Dunn, and brothers Fred, David, Robert "Art" Griffith, and Earl Griffiths. Evelyn was born on April 19, 1917 to Edward "Ted" Griffiths and Anna Dell Hatfield Griffiths in the family home at Moonstone Beach, near Trinidad, CA. She attended Blue Lake Elementary School and Arcata High School. In 1934 Evelyn married Paul Dunn after meeting at a CCC camp dance in Gasquet, CA. For a time before WW II they owned and operated a taxi company in San Francisco, and children, Deanna and Paul "Doug" Dunn were born then. Evelyn met and married Orville Sargent in 1950 and started a second family of four more children. Orville logged most areas of northern California until moving to Redding from Happy Camp in 1960 and becoming a member of Operating Engineers Local #3. Evelyn was a longtime member of North Valley Baptist Church. A choir member, and volunteered several summers as a cook at Vision Valley Youth Camp, now the Whiskeytown NEED Camp. She loved to try new recipes, garden, and oil paint. In 1994 Evelyn moved to Anderson, CA to share a home with daughter Deanna Kelley. She is survived by daughters Deanna Dunn Kelley and Susan Sargent Hess (Donald B) of Gold River, CA; sons Eric Sargent (Redding), Edward "Ted" Sargent (Diane) of Cottonwood, Tim Sargent (Marilyn) of Redding, and daughter in law Janice Dunn (North Highlands, CA). Survivors also include fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces/nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Marquis Care-Shasta and Mercy Hospice for making Evelyn's last months as comfortable as possible. Services will be held twelve noon, Saturday June 18, 2011 at Lawncrest Chapel, 1522 East Cypress Ave., Redding, with interment following at Lawncrest Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
October 22, 1936 - June 9, 2011 Francisco was born on October 22, 1936 in Mexico and passed away June 9, 2011 in Merced, California. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a service at 7:00 pm at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:00 am at Templo Lahermosa Church 545 Kibby Road Planada, California with burial to follow at Plainsburg Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home
Frank B. Phillips Devoted husband, loyal brother, gentle father and true friend, Frank Phillips left this life to join his beloved wife Anne on May 31, 2011 at the age of 89. Born the fourth of 10 children to Mildred and Alroy Phillips, Frank grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. When, called, Frank enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Pacific as a Corsair pilot off the USS Bennington. During his military training in the Bay Area, Frank and a buddy decided one night to avoid the "husband hunting" ladies in their usual USO haunt across the bay, and drop in instead to the USO Club in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. It was there that a smile from Anne, the singer of the band, delivered a fateful blow to Frank's life as a single. After an exhausting 6-week courtship of dancing into the wee hours every night and reporting for flight training at dawn, Frank shipped out, determined to remind Anne of his existence through letters and propose to her as soon as the war was over. Soon after the war, Frank and Anne were married. As their family started to grow, Frank signed up for the Reserves to bring in some extra money. As it turned out, it wasn't such easy money. Frank was called back into active duty in Korea. One of the things Frank was proudest of was his advertising business, Gold Star Advertising, which he started in 1974 after working many years for other companies in the advertising industry. Frank used his considerable creative skills to craft ads that brought local businesses and customers together. Nothing made him happier than to see a local business succeed. Frank was active in the Novato Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce and S.I.R.S. Frank loved to make cookies for his grandchildren and share dinners and good times with his family. Frank could always be counted on for his wisdom and ability to get to the heart of the matter. He was a great role model. Frank is survived by sisters Edith (Joe), Susan (Bill, deceased), and Nancy (Tom); brothers Brad (Kathleen), Tom (Sharon), and Dave (Susan); children Kathy Rael, Tom and Bob (Mahsan); grandchildren Ryan, Shawn, Adriana and Lara; many nieces and nephews; and friends too numerous to count. A memorial service is planned for Sat., June 18 at 4:00 PM at the Novato United Methodist Church. The family is very grateful for the help and support of Kaiser Permanente and Hospice by the Bay during Frank's last days.
Fay Bohnert Born on November 16, 1914, Fay was the second of nine children born to Rosa and Emmanuel Daniele in Detroit Michigan. She was the proud wife of late Edward Adam Bohnert and mother-in-law of Linda. loving mother of Edward Michael Bohnert. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Stephanie, Kimberly, and Michael, and his wife, Megan, and great grand daughter, Reese. Affectionately referred to as "Nonni Fay", her life was completely dedicated to her family. Always a hard worker and proud of her accomplishments, she stood as an example of excellence and a woman well beyond her time. She resided in San Francisco for most of her life and was an active member of St. Finn Barr's Church. Fay passed peacefully on June 13, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5-7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine's of Sienna 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame on Friday, June 17, 10 am. Donations may be sent to Riordan High School, San Francisco, 175 Phelan Avenue, attn: Pat Daly.
Felicity Matscheck Of San Francisco died peacefully at home with her family on Dec. 4, 2010. Known to many by her cheerful smile and nickname Happy, she brought to everyone she met a calm attention, empathy, humor and respect. Born in Chicago, she spent her childhood in Saugatuck, Michigan, during the Great Depression. Growing up in a community active in the arts gave her a lifelong appreciation of them. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from U. of Chicago, Class of 1943. There she met Harold Matscheck on his return from duty in World War II, beginning a marriage of 60 years. They were active in the civil rights movement. In 1958 they moved with their two small children to San Francisco. Felicity is best known for her career as Vice President of James Plessas Advertising, where she worked until her retirement in 2004. For 35 years Felicity was responsible for overseeing the agency's copy and visual work for local, regional and national accounts. She was known in the industry as The Lady, and her editing skills were widely esteemed. Always bristling at crass commercialism, she dignified her profession with grace, taste and style. Fully involved in Bay Area cultural life over 50 years, Felicity and Harold's many memberships included MOMA, SF Ballet, Friends of Chamber Music, and Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. At Yoshi's, they indulged their love of jazz. They frequented local neighborhoods and traveled often. Harold died in 2008. Felicity and Harold are deeply missed by her sister Hilary Orbach of New York, their son David Matscheck of Stockholm, daughter Janet Orth of Willits, granddaughter Juniper Nichols of Santa Cruz, their spouses, nieces and nephews, and two great-granddaughters. A private memorial was held in May for close friends and family. To correspond, please contact: email@example.com. If gifts are given, please donate to arts or education in your community, or toward college education of your own family or friends.
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Doran, Florence Lamb January 5, 1915 - June 20, 2006 Remembered with Love and Pride by all of her family
Florence M. Galbraith, 82, passed away on June 6, 2011. She had been a county resident for over 37 years., While being a loving, family-oriented homemaker, Florence also worked at Joann's Fabrics in Thousand Oaks for over 10 years. She was energetic, friendly and absolutely loved to work with the public. She also enjoyed travel and was a frequent visitor to Bucks Lake in the High Sierras., Florence is survived by her daughter, Kim Lorentz, and son-in-law, Albert; sons, Bill Mastain, Robert Mastain, and Michael Mastain; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Buskirk, and sister, Kay Hendricksen. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Galbraith., Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, June 13, in the Santa Rosa Chapel, located in the main building at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home. A graveside service of remembrance will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Kitabjian officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 482-1959.
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Frances Isabell Groom, 88, of Stockton passed away June 9, 2011 at a local hospice. She was born Aug. 29, 1922 in Stockton to Percy & Iva...
KNIGHT, Frances Died of natural causes on June 8, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Jackie Leebody, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Alfred Thomas Knight and her brother, Carl Samaras who was lost at sea while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Frances was born in the village of Olymbiada, Greece in 1914, the oldest child of Sam and Shana Samaras. She married Alfred Knight on June 14, 1932. Soon after, they bought a home on the canals in Venice, California where she had lived for the past 71 years with her little dogs by her side. Frances was a long time member of the Episcopal Church in Venice and Mar Vista. She especially enjoyed organizing and cooking for the monthly church breakfasts. She was known for her excellent dishes and mouth watering treats. Frances was an accomplished knitter and for many years volunteered her time to the Santa Monica Hospital, knitting baby booties and caps for the newborns. She also was an avid supporter of Friends of Animals of West Los Angeles. "Flowie" is survived by her son Richard Knight (wife Shelley) and daughter Jackie Leebody; two grandsons Kevin Knight and Geoffrey Knight; and her five great-grandchildren, Kyle Knight, Lucas Knight, Kelsey Knight, Lindsay Knight, and Hana Boxberger; and cousins, Kostas Samaras in Olymbiada and Simeon Antoniou in Attiki, Greece. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations will be welcomed at Friends of Animals, 2336 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Santa Monica, CA (310) 395-9988
FRANCISCO COELHO COSTA JUN 13, 1923 - JUN 11, 2011 Age 87, passed away in Turlock, Ca. He was born in Altares, Terceira, Azores. He was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He is survived by his sons, Carlos Costa (spouse Teresinha), Jose Costa (spouse Fatima), Elmano Costa (spouse Albertina) of Turlock and Manuel Costa (spouse Doug) of Modesto, and sister Noemia Couto of Turlock. He was preceded in death by his wife Guilhermina Costa on January 28, 2000. Visitation from 10AM-4PM, June 16, 2011 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. The rosary will be at 7PM on June 16, 2011, and the mass at 10AM on June 17, 2011. Both services will be at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial is at Turlock Memorial Park. Services by Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Services., www.whitehurstnorton
Frank Hinman Jr., M.D. October 2, 1915 to May 22, 2011 A Memorial Celebration of Life for Frank Hinman Jr., M.D. Will be held by his family on June 16th, Thursday, at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Time: 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The family welcomes his friends and colleagues.
Franklin Andrew Dill It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of Franklin Andrew Dill on November 1, 2010, a true son of California. He was a man of great honesty and integrity. He was born on a cattle ranch in Lassen County and worked there during his youth. He graduated as Valedictorian from Lassen Union High School in 1932 and from Lassen Junior College in 1934. He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1936 and received his LLB from Boalt Hall in 1939. He was admitted to the California Bar on December 21, 1939 and practiced law for sixty five years. He had Superior Court cases in thirty California counties and four U.S. District Courts in California. He was a great traveler who visited countries all over the world. He was a wonderful and loyal husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was married for sixty seven years to Lola Mary Dill. He is survived by his 4 children, his 8 grandchildren and his 10 great-grandchildren. His family misses him greatly. His private memorial service was in Susanville, California. Memorial donations may be made to the Lassen Union High School District.
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THOMPSON, GRACE W. San Diego 01/05/1917 - 06/12/2011 California Funeral Alternatives 760-737-2890
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Longtime Ventura County resident and real estate broker Gennie Coates died June 2, 2011, at home after a long battle with cancer., Gennie was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., July 4, 1924, to Gladys and Joseph Kobel. She was the youngest of three siblings, Ronald Kobel and June Gongalski, her brother and sister, both preceded her in death. Gennie enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1942 and was a veteran of World War II. She was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she met and married Navy pilot Leonard Coates. Gennie settled down in Grand Rapids, Mich., where both of her sons were born. Gennie lived a nomadic and full life, living with her sons in Michigan, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Texas and California. She was a physical therapist, real estate agent, broker and mortgage broker. In 1971 Gennie settled in California and enjoyed a successful real estate career for the next 25 years., Gennie is survived by her sons, Michael and David She has five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and many friends., Per her request, Gennie will be cremated and her ashes scattered., In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Livingston Hospice in her name. Genevieve was entrusted to the care of family owned and operated Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N. A St., Oxnard, CA 93030; 487-1720.
George Bernardo was born in March 1922 in Tacoma, Wash., and passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011. He lived for many years in Seattle, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Vernita Antes in 1944. He joined the, during World War II and was a fighter pilot in Europe, where he flew P51s. After the War, George worked for Boeing for 30 years - he was a part of the Apollo mission that flew to the moon. In 1961, they moved to Shell Beach, where he became the local scout master. He was an avid golfer and member of La Sage and Black Lake Golf Courses, and was also a member of the Shell Beach Methodist Church. Some of his hobbies included woodworking, stained glass and traveling. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. George is survived by his wife, Vernita Bernardo; children Georgeann Burns (Bob) of Dallas, Ore., Jim Bernardo (Perris) of Avila Beach, Sharon Bennett (Jack) of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Charline Clark of Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. There will be no service.
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GERRY SASSIN Age 66, resident of Norco, California for 19 years, passed away June 8, 2011. Gerry was born in Washington State. She retired from the City of Norco in the Finance Department. She was a member of the Norco Horsemen\'s Association. She loved to ride horses and mules, loved all animals, especially her 4 dogs, Bella, Mia, Taco and Lily. Gerry is survived by her husband, Jim Sassin; son, Mitchell Balmayne and his wife Inge-Lise; brother, Tim Barbee; and several cousins. Funeral Services will be held on June 17 at 1pm at Crestlawn Memorial Chapel. Interment immediately following service at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Mortuary (951) 689-1441
Glenn Ray Barkley, 68, a resident of Suisun, Calif., for 68 years died on Saturday, June 4, at Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville., He was born in Vallejo, Calif., on Feb. 15, 1943. He served in the Navy., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., 425-4697, www.bryanbraker.com.
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A longtime resident of San Pedro recently passed away June 5, 2011. Greg is survived by his immediate family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro. Please sign the guest book at
H. Florene Gardner, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, in Camarillo, after a brief illness., Florene was born in Holdenville, Okla., on Aug. 23, 1922, to Homer and Opal Robb., The family would eventually move to California and Florene would graduate from Glendale High School in 1940., Florene married Charles N. Nickell on July 18, 1943, in Glendale, Calif. Charles was in the Army Air Corps and served his country overseas as a pilot during World War II. Together, Florene and Charles had three children, Charles, Gary and Theresa. Charles passed away in May of 1965., In the late 1960s, Florene met Bill O. Gardner at a Crescenta Valley High School football game. Bill admired her that evening for sitting in rain for the entire game, watching her son, Gary, play football., Florene and Bill were married on Feb. 6, 1971. They resided in LaCrescenta until the early 1980s, when because of Bill's employment with a hardware supplier, they moved to Vacaville. Florene was always a supportive wife and homemaker. While in Vacaville, they adopted and raised Florene's granddaughters, Sarah and Amber. After raising their children, they once again became avid high school boosters and PTA members for their grandchildren. Upon Amber's graduation from high school, they returned to Southern California, buying a retirement home in Leisure Village in Camarillo. They were also active in that community, joining the RV Club and making many new friends., Florene is survived by her granddaughters, Sarah Gardner of Gilroy and Amber Begrin (Ron) of San Angelo, Texas; her stepdaughters, Laurie Contreras (George) of Camarillo and Gayle Hicks (David) of Santa Ana; sister, Melba Downing of Fontana; daughters-in-law, Reet Nickell of Big Pine and Francine Nickell of San Diego; grandchildren, Andrew Contreras (Jenn), Michael Contreras (Vanessa), Lyndsey Hicks (Craig), Timothy Hicks, Amy Hicks, Scott Hicks, Kristine Poole (Todd), Brenda Cardinale (Keith), Troy Nickell, Alexandra Ellis (Rick); 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and counting., Florene was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles N. Nickell; her children, Charles W. Nickell, Gary Nickell and Theresa Nickell; as well as her grandsons, Bradley Nickell and Trent Nickell. Most recently, her husband of 40 years, Bill O. Gardner, passed away in December., The family would like to thank Buena Vista Hospice Care, Inc. and the caregivers at Mali's Place for their compassionate care., A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, (805)482-1166., Arrangements are by Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome .com.,
Harry E. Miller, 88, of Barstow, Calif., passd away Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Arrangements provided my Mead Mortuary, 760-256-5671.
GROOT, HERBERT S. Resident of San Diego May 8,1912-June 6,2011 Service June 16th at 11am 12th Ward Church of San Diego Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131
GROOT, HERBERT S. May 8,1912 to June 6, 2011 Herbert Stanley Groot passed away on June 6th at the age of 99. He was born on May 8, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio Herbert moved with his family to a farm in Pennsylvania at the age of nine and then to Toledo, Ohio at the age of 16. He married Lucy Bennett his loving wife of 56 years on July 26, 1930 who predeceased him in death. Herbert moved to San Diego in 1955 with Lucy and three of their four children and two grandsons. He is survived by his four children, Herbert Groot of Sugar Land, TX.(Marilyn), Marilyn Smith of Escondido, CA, Wilbur Groot of Fowler, CO, (Lucille) and Thomas Groot of San Diego, CA (Marilyn), one brother Thomas LeGrand Groot of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one grandson. While in San Diego Herbert worked as a machinist at Ryan Aeronautical and Tice Engineering. He also worked for the Astronautics and the Convair divisions of General Dynamics. Herbert was known by his family as a hard working Christian devoted to supporting his family and to worshiping God all his life. Services will be held on Thursday, June 16th, at The Church of Christ LDS San Diego 12th Ward, 4741 Mt. Abernathy Ave., Viewing at 10:00 a.m. followed by service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the above church, Attn: Humanitarian fund or your favorite charity.
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Gerald "Jerry" Leroy Hadley Apr 13, 1932 - June 3, 2011 Resident of Livermore Long time resident of Livermore, passed away on June 3 .....
BRAUDE, Harriette S. Age 80, widow of the late Martin, survived by her loving family, daughter Lesley Brander, grandchildren Dylann and Reve and Great-grandpets Flash and Roxy. Funeral Services, 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 17, Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary 800.710.7100.
Acquarelli, Harry Joseph March 11, 1916 - June 12, 2011 In loving memory of Harry J. Acquarelli, passed away in his sleep on June 12, 2011. He was born in Connecticut, March 11, 1916. Harry was raised in Pasadena, California. He attended Pasadena High School where he lettered in football and baseball. Harry earned a scholarship to Loyola University of Los Angeles. He majored in accounting and earned letters in each baseball and football. After graduating from Loyola U., Harry worked for American Co. as an accountant. He entered the army during WWII and was trained as a spy. He spoke Italian and was taught German. After the war Harry took a job teaching and coaching football at Cathedral High School of L.A. In the fall of 1947, Harry took a job coaching football at Loyola University with Bill Sargent, Jordan Oliver, Jeri Neri and John McKenna. When Loyola dropped football after the 1951 season Harry went into an export company in Wilmington. In 1954, he decided to go into business for himself as an owner and operator of several service stations and garages. He worked up until his passing. Harry is survived by his wife of 72 years, Pauline, his two sons, John of Carlsbad and Hank of Poway, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Gloria, who died in 1993, his brother Mario and sisters Lydia and Marie. Viewing will be held at Inglewood Mortuary on June 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Visitation Catholic Church in Westchester on Saturday, June 18, at 12:00 p.m.
Hector James Maffei Jr. passed away in Stockton in the early hours of June 9, 2011, at St. Joseph's hospital with his family by his side. He...
Helen Faye Laxton of Armona, CA passed away in the morning hours Sunday June 12, 2011 surrounded by her daughters and family. Helen was born in Skiatook OK to Ervine and Lydia Fisher. She was raised in Oklahoma until her marriage to Glenn, moving to California to find their life. In 1946 they moved to the Lakeside area, and raised their 3 daughters. She was active in school activities, and Eastern Star, serving as worthy Matron along with her husband Glenn. She loved traveling in their RV, especially going to Oklahoma every year for the family reunion., She leaves to cherish her memory, 3 daughters, Anne Delmage (Ken) of Vacaville, CA, Carol Jean Hudson (Charlie) of Armona CA, and Glennita Miles (Larry) of Armona CA. 11 grandchildren, Carla Proudy (Rick) of Crestline, CA, Danielle Ladesma of Suisun, CA, Mark Delmage (Lavern) of Oklahoma, Ronald Delmage of Vacaville, CA, Deralynn Hester (Troy) of Ely, NV., Tom Hickey of Kingsburg, CA, Michael Hickey (Liz) of Armona, CA, Linda Haley of Hanford, CA, Lori Draper (Dan) of Lemoore, CA, and Erik Hobbs (Sylvia) of Hanford, CA, 20 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn, and a granddaughter Darlyn Jones., Graveside service will be Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1 pm. at Grangeville Cemetary in Armona.
Helen E. Whiteley 78, of Susanville passed away on June 5, 2011. No services will be held. She will have an inurnment at Lakeside Memorial Lawn in Folsom, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277.
Helen Marie Stiles 1920 - 2011 In Loving Memory of Helen Stiles, 91 who passed from this life to her heavenly home Saturday June 11 2011. Born to Hazel and Ralph Smith in Morrow County North Bloomfield Township, Ohio on April 26, 1920. She was proceeded in death by her husband Richard Stiles, her sisters Ruby Bateman, and Reba Newton, brother Ralph "Dale" Smith. and survived by brother Lawrence Smith, nieces Neftal Burcham of CA, Karen Furry, Becky Smallridge, and Judy Kunkel of Ohio. Nephews Mancell Bateman of OR, Terry Smith, Mark Smith, Dan Newton, Don Newton, and Bob Newton of Ohio. And many many great and great great nieces and nephews. Helen moved to Southern California in 1950 working for Northrop Aircraft for 30 years. She enjoyed many years of serving in her Eastern Star and Amarant Masonic family. Helen will be placed to rest in Bakersfield, California next to her loving husband. She will be greatly missed "Love Ya Auntie" Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Helen T. (Lukas) Rowe, 94 formerly of Ridgefield. Wife of the late Edmund Rowe. June 13, 2011. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
Henrietta Sophia Mac March 31, 1918 - May 25, 2011 Resident of Redwood City Entered into rest on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Redwood City, Ca at the age of 93. Born in Chicago, Illinois, a resident of Redwood City for 52 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Florian Mac in 1996. Loving mother to Mary Mac Walker, cherished grandmother of four, great-grandmother of two and great-great grandmother of one. Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Service on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Pius Catholic Church, 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061.
HENRIETTE ELIZABETH (HARTMEYER) CLEMENS DEC 29, 1913 - JUN 14, 2011 Henriette, 97, passed away after four years at Bethany Home in Ripon. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Hartmeyer family migrated to Vera Avenue in Ripon in 1917. Having graduated from Highland Hospital School of Nursing, Henriette married Arthur Clemens in 1939 and they had one son, Arthur Jr. In 1952 the family moved from San Francisco back to Ripon where after a period Arthur Clemens served a 17 year career as City Administrator while Henriette supported the medical practices of Dr. John Hollander and Dr. James Blevins. Her family will always remember the years of care she gave to her parents, aunts and her husband. In her senior years Henriette enjoyed gardening, extensive reading and many years spent in the Sierras with family and friends. Henriette leaves behind her son Arthur, Jr., and her loving niece Lori Bishop of Redlands. No services. Funeral arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel; there is an online guest book available for you to share your memories and condolences with the family, please visit our website at:, www.deeganfuneralchapels.com
Passed away on June 11, 2011 in Petaluma. Devoted husband of Barbara Bundesen of Petaluma. Cherished father of Ann Aaker (Bill) of Sacramento, Jan Alexander, and Karl Bundesen (Mimi) all of Petaluma. Beloved grandfather of Chris Aaker, Jenni Aaker, Cecil Bundesen, and Augie Bundesen. Loving brother of the late Paul Bundesen. Age: 86 years A Member of: United Church of Christ of Petaluma,, of Petaluma, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Hope Counseling Board of Directors, Petaluma Harmoneers and Harmonettes and he participated in other civic music. Raised on a poultry ranch, Herb was born, reared and educated in Petaluma, graduating from Petaluma High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the, during World War II, attaining the rank of Lieutenant JG. He then attended Cal Poly and graduated with a degree in poultry husbandry. It was during this time, he met the love of his life, Barbara. They married on June 27, 1948, and enjoyed nearly 64 years of marriage. Herb, along with his brother Paul, worked together in the hatchery business, then the real estate, establishing Bundesen Real Estate in 1963 in Petaluma. In his spare time, Herb enjoyed participating in several clubs and organizations, but it was his contribution in several leadership roles and in the choir at the United Church of Christ of Petaluma that brought him the greatest joy. Herb was a wonderful man; he will be missed. Friends and family are invited to attend the Celebration of Life, Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ of Petaluma, 825 Middlefield Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ of Petaluma, the Salvation Army of Petaluma, 721 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954, or the Rotary Club of Petaluma, P.O. Box 5655, Petaluma, CA 94955. Private Inurnment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma.
Hilde passed away in Santa Rosa on June 8, 2011. Loving mother of Kathleen Laurin Martin and her husband Joseph of Kentucky, Janice Laurin of Arizona, Jimmy Laurin of Colorado and Julia Laurin of Rohnert Park, CA. Hilde was a native of Fennimore, WI and a graduate of the, in Madison. She has been a longtime resident of Santa Rosa. She was a teacher for many years at Herbert Slater Middle School and will be remembered as "my favorite teacher" by a great number of students. After her retirement, Hilde enjoyed traveling, especially to China, Europe and England, along with annual trips to Mexico with friends. She also loved entertaining and spending time with colleagues and friends. She will be remembered with admiration, laughter, and fond memories by all with whom she kept close through the years. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. Private inurnment. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to Friends House, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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HOWARD GENE EMMONS DEC 3, 1953 - JUN 11, 2011 Howard was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior early in the morning. He lost his short battle with pancreatic Cancer. Howard has spent the last 24 yrs. working for the water dept. for the City of Tracy. Howard was a jack of all things and would help anyone with what they needed fixed. He leaves behind his sweet heart Barbara; his brothers, Lea Emmons (Verita) of Patterson, David Emmons (Sue) of Fallon, NV; his sister Donna Beffa (Bob) of Modesto. He leaves behind: aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and two very special little boys in his life, Snot Pot and Little Dude, they were the sparkle in his eyes, they meant the world to him. Services will be held at 1010 S. 1st. St., Turlock, Ca. Viewing Thurs. from 2-4pm. Service on Fri. at 10am. Dinner will be served after. Burial will follow at the Patterson District Cemetery. Services will be intrusted to McGuire Cremation And Funeral Services. Donations can be sent to Full Gospel Assembly.
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Ruthe Hyske, 83, of Lodi, California, passed away on June 14, 2011. She was born to parents Albert and Mary Melcher on August 20, .....
GLICKMAN, ISABEL of San Diego 08/01/1928 - 06/12/2011 Burial: Miramar Nat'l Cemetry Preferred Cremation and Burial 619-584-7000
Irma Irizarry of Danbury, died June 10, 2011 at age 67. Born December 17, 1943 in Bronx, NY to William and Emilia (Pitre) Irizarry. Employed by St. Regis, Champion International and eventually retired from Perrier Group of American in Greenwich. Irma was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Ramapo, a team member of the Mosbys Rangers in Winchester, Va., and in recent years devoted herself to the art of quilting. Survived by her loving siblings Elsie Irizarry-Plesko and Orlando Irizarry (wife Joy), devoted nieces and nephews Valerie Plesko, Vicki Kelly (husband Patrick), Vance Plesko and William Irizarry (wife Sabrina) and a cherished great nephew Jason Edward Irizarry. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home 177 Route 59 Suffern, NY. Donations in Irma's Memory can be made to; Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Cassville NY.
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Janice Benson, 72 passed away June 8, 2011 in Apple Valley, California. Janice was born July 16, 1938 in New York. She was retired from "American Education Connection." She worked as a ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher and coordinator of foreign exchange students. Janice was the owner of the "Cobblestone Boutique" in Apple Valley. She was certified as a registered bridal consultant with the National Bridal Service and operated the "Busy Butterfly" Charm School. She received her ESL Teaching Certificate at UCR and was active in the Community as a Chamber Ambassador in Moreno Valley. She was director Of the Miss Riverside County Scholarship Pageant, part of the Miss America Pageant System. She was trained as a "Community Emergency Response Team" member by San Bernardino County and the Town of Apple Valley. She served on the Safety and Goverance Committees in her Del Webb/Solera community and as a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Block Captain. She always enjoyed attending a number of local churches and encouraged family and friends to join her. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Bruce W. Benson of Apple Valley, sister, Anne Norko of Pocono Pines, PA, brother, Richard Yanik and his wife, Michelle of Eugene, OR., daughter, Rene Carlos and son-in-law, Tony of Apple Valley, son, John Fales Jr., and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth of Apple Valley, son, Scott Fales and daughter-in-law, Hazel of Apple Valley, six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Janice was preceded in death by her brother, John Yanik of Fremont, CA. We have lost a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who was the angelic cornerstone of an extensive family. She was the perfect combination of Christian love and caring, and held a Masters Degree in tough love, counseling, and nursing. She can never be replaced, but when we look over our shoulder she'll be there. Services will be held at the Roy Rogers Dale Evans Chapel at Sunset Hills, 24000 Waalew Road, Apple Valley, California on Monday, June 20th. A visitation will be from 10-11 AM with services beginning at 11:00 AM. with Vicar James Harris officiating. Interment Services will be on Tuesday, June 21st at 11:15 A.M. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, California staging Area # 2. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and a online guest book are available at sunsethills.cc
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Jeff Burkett, of Tampa, Florida, left us to be with the Lord on June 11, 2011. He leaves behind his wife, Karen; mother, Shirley Vaughn; his brothers, Chris and his wife, Tanja of Barstow, Scott and wife, Michelle of Stockton, CA. His older brother Rick, of Orlando, Florida, preceded him in death leaving his wife, Bonnie. Jeff will be missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held in July at his mom's house.
JOE E. BRYANT Born July 27, 1941. Entered Heaven's Gates June 5, 2011. Resident of Victorville for 37 years. Survived by wife Pok Hui of Victorville. Daughter Janet, husband Lee Knoth, grandchildren Joseph, Ceinna and Lillian Knoth of Texas. Daughter Pamela, husband Fermin Ortega, grandchildren Elijah and Hannah Ortega of Victorville. Dear mother Zillie Cameron (Bryant) of Alabama. Sister Audrey Weeks of Florida. Brothers Coy and Wayne Bryant of Alabama. Sister Zelma Davis of Alabama. Also loved by countless friends. Memorial services will be held on June 9, 2011 at First Assembly of God Church, 15260 Nisqually Road, Victorville, CA 92395 at 11 am.
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1940 ~ 2011 John Patrick Machado passed away on June 8, 2011 in Atwater, CA. He was born in Turlock, CA to Adeline (Gonzales) and John F Machado. John attended McSwain Elementary School and was in the Merced High School Class of 1958. John served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965 and in 1990 he retired from Merced County. John was an avid forty-niner fan and loved driving to Lake Tahoe. John was a member of the American Legion Post #83 and the Elks Lodge. John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth A Machado. He is survived by his son, John P Machado, Jr. of San Diego and his brother, Norman E Machado of Atwater. There will be a rosary beginning at 10 am on Friday, June 17, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atwater, CA. Mass of Christian burial will follow immediately after the rosary also at St. Anthony Church. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery, Winton, CA. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, Atwater.
3/26/4 - 6/9/11 John Ralph Schmelzle passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2011. John was born to Ralph and Edith Schmelzle on March 26, 1946. He attended Pomona schools and graduated from Pomona High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the
GRACE JOSEPH MICHAEL of San Diego Dec. 9, 1922 - June 11, 2011 Rosary 6/16 6-8pm Featheringill's Mass 6/17 Blessed Sacrament BU Miramar Nat'l. Cemetery Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
Orva Joyce Hartjen, age 78, of Barstow, CA., died at Barstow Community Hospital on Friday, June 3, 2011, of natural causes. She was born on May 24, 1933 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to the late Harlow A. and Edith Osteboe. On June 28, 1951 she married Richard J. Hartjen. Joyce and Richard moved to Barstow in October of 1962. During her life in Barstow, Joyce worked for the BUSD, The Happy Wander Travel Agency and Adventures in Travel as a Travel Agent. Joyce touched many lives in Barstow, while Teaching Sunday School for Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church. She and Richard were sponsors for the Youth Group for a time as well. Joyce was a leader in the Scouting community when she and Richard, formed a co-ed Explorer Post in 1970. Several of our local young men and women were guided by her wisdom and understanding over the years. She continued her fellowship, in Shepherd of the Desert, by being Grandma Joyce to youth who needed a listening ear and some guidance through prayer. Joyce Hartjen is survived by her Husband of 60 years, Richard; Her two Sons, Richard Jr. and his wife, Susan, Kevin and his wife, Dorothy; her six grandchildren, Larry and wife, Sarah, Tony and wife, Jeannie, Amanda and husband, Herbert, Jaydee, Adam and wife, Donna, Abigail; and several nieces, nephews; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harlow B. Osteboe and wife, Carol of Wisconsin; and a sister, Phoebe, who preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Rd., Barstow, CA., on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. Reverend Emile Bush will officiate. Following the service at Meads there will be a Celebration of Life reception at Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church located at 1301 East Mt. View. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Scouting and Youth Ministries of the Church. Please mark the lower left corner of the check SCOUTS or BLEST for the Youth ministries. Donations can be mailed to Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, 1301 East Mt. View, Barstow, CA. 92311.
Jack H. Estes, of Lockeford, passed away on June 8th, 2011. He was born in Lockeford, CA, on March 23, 1920. Jack was a 40 year employee of...
Completing his last lap and reaching the checker flag, Jack Humphrey passed away peacefully at home in American Canyon among loved ones and in the care of Hospice services after a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses., Jack is survived by his loving companion, Susie Dorsett LaPointe of Sacramento, his sisters Nadine Strauss (Bob), of Lucerne, and Sharon Leuzinger of Lucerne, brother Charwin Ward of Spring Valley, and stepfather Billy Ward of Lakeport; niece Sharise (Elias) Santana and children, Cameron, Victor, and Cadence and nephews Kahlin (Ashley) Leuzinger and children, Takara and Amara, and Michael (Cherie) Leuzinger and Caden. He is additionally survived by Doris Harville of Upper Lake; Sue Harville of Upper Lake and son Scott Harville (Joan) and children, Leanne and Tut; Kathy Harville Scott of Woodland and her children, Kim Scott, Kris Scott, Kelly Sagara (Jon) and children, Troy and Trent, and Chuck Scott (Becky). He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Humphrey and mother Barbara Wulff Humphrey Ward; his wife, Patti Lynn Harville Humphrey in 2003, and his father-in-law, Tut Harville., Born in Woodland, Jack graduated from Upper Lake High School with the class of 1965 and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He completed a 36-year career with Del Monte Foods in Nov., 2007, where he served in a number of capacities, retiring as an international transportation analyst., Jack's passion was auto racing. He became an ambassador for the Legends of the Pacific racing series over the last 14 years, after racing in other divisions dating to the early 1960s. Known for his quick smile, he was always ready to loan engines, gears, carbs, ignition systems, suspension parts, and anything else needed to keep other drivers coming to the track week after week, according to his fellow racers. He loved racing and he loved the San Francisco 49ers. He was 49 years old when he became a heart transplant recipient, a 15-year milestone he celebrated this April, so it's no surprise that Jack's red LOP race car bore the magical number 49., He was grateful for the opportunity he was afforded to extend his life through a donated heart., The other loves of Jack's life were his many canine companions, with the most recent being his bulldogs, Patti and Buster, the latter a rescue dog. In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations to NorCal Bulldog Rescue, 13520 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA 94062-4553 or to Hospice Department, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589., Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 16, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 17, at Upper Lake Cemetery, 780 Clover Valley Road, Upper Lake., For further information, please call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 707-263-0357 or visit chapelofthelakes.com.
Date of Birth - May 11, 1931 Date of Passing - May 25, 2011 - Santa Rosa, California Loving wife to Melvin Graham for 37 years who predeceased Jacquelyn in July of 2009. Loving mother of her 8 Children: James McMaster, Julie Buchanan, John McMaster, Jennifer McMaster, Jody McMaster, Jerry McMaster, Jacqueline McMaster and Anita McMaster and Step Daughters: Sharon Paetz and O. Ocean. Grandmother to 19 children and many Great Grandchildren. She passed peacefully at her home in her sleep after a battle with cancer. Jacquelyn Lived in Sonoma County almost her entire life and was raised as a child in a very, very rural Rincon Valley as Jacquelyn Occhialine. Jacqueline was a proud and happy member of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Good Sams Club with many happy traveling memories. Favorite hobbies: RV traveling, knitting, crocheting and dancing the night away. Favorite work outside of the home: coating technician for Optical Coating for over ten years. A celebration of her life will be held on June 25th, at the San Miguel clubhouse with food available at Jacquelyn's home at 45 Estrella Drive in Santa Rosa, California. Arrangements under the care of Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen and Lance Chapel, 545-3747.
James A. Henry Resident of San Bruno A wonderful man and uncle from San Bruno passed away on May 29, 2011 at the age of 66. He will be missed and loved always by family and friends, son of Joe and Dale, brother of Alvin, Diane, Walter. Sons James and Travis and three grandchildren. Services held on June 25 10am St. Bruno's Church in San Bruno.
James David McLanahan, 1916-2011, James David McLanahan passed away on May 4, 2011 at the age of 94., Jim was born November 17, 1916 into a family that farmed near Sacramento since 1842. He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo studying the dairy industry and crops. During the summer of 1940, Jim taught a Civilian Pilot Training Course at Cal Poly where he met his wife, Patricia Preisker of Santa Maria. They married in 1943., In 1940, Jim enlisted in the, Air Corps. In 1941 Jim was assigned as a fighter pilot to the Pacific Theater. He flew mainly P-38s and shot down five enemy planes. After returning to the States, he served as a flight and gunnery instructor, and was discharged a Major in 1945., Jim was a dairyman in Santa Maria and in 1966 moved his operation to Cuyama Valley. During these years, Jim and Pat had five children: Sharon, Ann, Suzanne, Charles and Julia. He also established a residence and business, Canyonlands Llamas, in Castle Valley, Utah. He returned to Santa Maria in 1992 to retire and travel., During his life, Jim McLanahan was an active member in the, in Guadalupe and Santa Maria, in Rotary in Guadalupe and Santa Maria, Taft and Moab, UT. He was also involved in the American Dairy Association, California Dairy Association, Cuyama Exchange Club, Vaqueros de los Ranchos and Santa Maria Food and Wine Society. He was very active in the establishment of the Santa Maria Museum of Flight., Jim participated on several Santa Barbara County boards: Soil Conservation, Water District, Road District, and was instrumental in such projects as the widening of Hwy. 166 to Cuyama and levies on the Santa Maria and Cuyama Rivers., An avid airman, he maintained relationships with members of his USAAC Squadron, and regularly attended reunions of the 347th Fighter Group. Jim has been recorded for The Nimitz Oral History Program at The National Museum of the Pacific War. Through the years he owned a few airplanes and flew into his 70s., After his wife Patricia's death in 2005, he remarried a family friend and neighbor Lorena Endicott, with whom he traveled and spent happy years until his death. James McLanahan is survived by wife Lorena, half-sister Florence, daughters Ann and Julia, grandchildren Miranda, James & Christopher, nieces Nancy, Patricia, Barbara and nephew, Robert., Graveside Services will be held Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10:30 in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Garner, James Russell January 9, 1921 - June 12, 2011 James Russell Garner was born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1921 and passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011 at his home in Newport Beach. After spending his early childhood in Chicago, he moved with his family to Pasadena. Jim attended Pasadena City College where he played football and he married LaVonne Peckham in 1943 before heading off to serve in the Pacific in World War II. After the War, Jim attended the University of Southern California and he graduated from USC Engineering School in 1948. He was a mechanical engineer and plant manager for over 30 years before retiring in the 1980's. Jim greatest joy was traveling with LaVonne, his loving wife of 62 years and he especially cherished the trips they took with the USC travel group. In his younger days, he was an avid sailor and body surfer, and he was an outstanding woodworker who delighted in restoring and building furniture for friends and relatives. Family and friends were also a great source of enjoyment for "Jimmy." He is survived by son, Jon Garner (Ginny), daughters, Brynn Enevoldsen (Kjeld), Shelley Belling (Phil) and Trish Jacobs (Larry), grandchildren, Michael and Amy Garner, Blair and Charlotte Belling, and Lindsay and Greer Jacobs, great-grandson, Noah Garner, brother Don Garner and sister, Nancy Earl. Services are pending and will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts, may be made in Jim's memory to Hoag Cancer Center, 1 Hoag Drive, P.O. Box 6100, Newport Beach, CA 92658-6100, and the USC Scholarship Fund, USC University Advancement, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Suite 160, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4017.
JAMES (JAMIE) D. ST. GEORGE Age 48 05/30/1962 - 05/08/2011 Jamie went home to be with the Lord on May 8th, 2011. Jamie was the 11th of 12 children born to Howard and Dolores St. George. He graduated from Norte Vista High School in 1981. Jamie was the proud father of Austin and Jenna St. George. A celebration of his life will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, June 18th at 11 am.
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Jane Romero, 63, died June 10, 2011, with her family and friends by her side in Stockton, CA. Jane was born on December 25, 1947, in Buenavista,...
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Jay Scott Malpas Resident of San Jose 02/12/55 - 06/03/11 Born in Detroit, Michigan. Attended Branham High School and was known for his sense of humor and ability to make people laugh. Jay had an enthusiasm for sports, food, and all animals. Jay is survived by his daughter Chelsie, brother Billy Malpas (Marcia Obsniuk), Nephews, Joey Egan, Kelly Malpas and Nieces, Melissa Valasquez, Jessie Malpas and Katie Russell, Sister In Law Diane Russell. Jay is preceded in death by his Mother, Kay Malpas and Daughter's Mother Sue Orlando. A Celebration of Life will be held at Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Noon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wells Fargo Bank c/o Chelsie Malpas aka "Jay's Last Audience".
JEAN GANINO Age 70, born on October 31, 1940, passed away on June 10, 2011 from complications of Lou Gehrig\'s disease. Jean was born in San Bernardino, raised and lived in Fontana, CA where she lived until moving to Menifee, CA 12 years ago with her husband of 49 years, Joseph Anthony Ganino, Sr. Jean worked as a Neonatal Intense Care Registered Nurse for Fontana Kaiser Hospital for 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; her three sons, Joseph Jr., Michael, Eric; a daughter, Kristin; two daughters-in-law, Tiffany and Cindy; a son-in-law, Robert; six grandchildren, Joseph III, Mitchell, Austin, Derek, Gracelyn, Lucas, and a great granddaughter, Bailee. Jean loved caring for people. She not only made it her life\'s work, but anyone who came in contact with her also felt her genuine care and loving spirit. Jean enjoyed travel with her husband and family, quilting, she enjoyed listening to music and attending live performances, she was a sports enthusiast, and she loved spending time and creating traditions with her family. Services will be held Thursday, June 16th at 10:00 AM at St. Martha Catholic Church in Murrieta, CA. EVANS-BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 Send on-line condolences to:
Jean Marvis Swigart Resident of San Jose 3/8/1929 - 6/9/2011 Passed away peacefully in her home on June 9, 2011 at the age of 82. Jean leaves her husband Robert, daughters Dawn and Laura, sons Gary and Larry, son in-laws Greg and Bob, grandchildren Michelle, Aaron and Matthew, great grandchild Peyton, and her nieces and nephews who all loved her very much. Memorial service has been held.
Jeanne Claire Barsi died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2011; she was 83 and a resident of Windsor, CA. A native of California she was born on June 12, 1927 to Frank and Irene Brennan in Berkeley where she grew up. She moved to Glen Ellen and attended Sonoma Valley High School where she met and later married the love of her life, George. He preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her loving children; Jan Giordano (Ray) and Dave Barsi (Wanda); and grandchildren Shannon Backus (Kevin), Christine Barsi, Alicia Shaw (Mike) and Joesph Giordano and two adoring great grandchildren; Jackson and Brooklyn Backus. Jeanne is also survived by her brother, Howard Brennan. She was preceded in death by her sisters Aileen Bermingham (Walter), Dorothy Miller, Ruth Yates (Bill), and her brother Edward. She leaves 17 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Jeanne loved her family, gardening, fishing, playing the piano and traveling, especially to Hawaii. A visitation was held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass and Celebration of her life at St Leo's Catholic Church, 601 West Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, today, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made in her name to the Charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA.
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Jeffery Earnest, Holdren, 9/29/1957 - 6/9/11, It is with great sorrow that we share the loss of our beloved son, Jeff. Jeff was born on September 29, 1957 in Lancaster, Calif. and left us too soon on June 9, 2011., Jeff is survived by parents Lyle and Sandy Holdren, brother Kurt Holdren, sister Robin Erickson, nephew Rich Erickson, niece Brooke Holdren and his partner and love of his life Lana Culpepper., Jeff worked as an electrician for 35 years and enjoyed off road racing in the Nevada desert., Memorial Services on Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Lasilla Funeral Chapel 551 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn. Please join our family for a celebration of life following the service at the home of Lyle and Sandy.
JENI DEAM DOTY June 15, 1974 ~ December 17, 2008 Remembering you on your birthday As we do every day Love, Mom, Dad, Sons, Sister and Family.
Passed away on June 11, 2011 in Santa Rosa. Devoted husband of the late Joyce Cochran. Cherished father of John A. Cochran of San Ysidro, William R. Cochran of Yorkville, Ruth Maxwell of Santa Rosa, and Linda Ramsey of NC. Loving brother of Anita Sano of Las Vegas and the late Chester Cochran. Survived by numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great- great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Age: 90 Years Jerre was born in Kansas, but as the child of missionaries, grew up around the US. During, , he enlisted in the US, and dutifully served his country. Having settled in CA, he met and married Joyce on Sept. 6, 1946 and together they enjoyed 59 years of marriage. Jerre worked as a tile setter and carpet layer for 37 years for Sunset Flooring in S. San Francisco, finally retiring in 1984. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the ocean and camping, most fondly to Yosemite and traveling with his trailer to Alaska. At Jerre's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sutter VNA and Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-Sebastopol.
In Loving Memory JERRY KAPLAN 03/06/1938 - 07/12/2009 These two years have gone by so fast. We miss you every day in every way. Sue, Joe, Elizabeth, Aaron, Blaire, Judi, Michelle, Phil, and your "Amazing 8" Brandon, Danielle, Ryan, Jake, Jaiden, Daylin, Blake and Parker Thank you for sending us our rainbows. We love you.
Jesse B. "Tachuela" Manriquez, Jesse B. "Tachuela" Manriquez, age 72, passed away June 8, 2011 at Villa Maria Residents in Santa Maria surrounded by loved ones and friends Paul Cuellar and Rosie Delgado., He was born July 4, 1938 at Oso Flaco Ranch in California and raised and lived in Guadalupe, California all his life. He was the nineth of nine children born to Francisca B. and Martin L. Manriquez who were one of the pioneer families who lived in Guadalupe., Jesse has worked all his life in construction from Reno, to Hawaii, to here in California. His nickname "Tachuela" was given to him by his dear friends. He loved cooking and Bar-b-quing with families and friends. Many of his family and friends knew he loved the Lord God our Savior with all his heart., Jesse had his own special way of expressing his love to each and everyone of his friends, nieces, nephews and sisters. He will definitely be missed., He is survived by his two sons Anthony and Henry Manriquez; sisters, Mary M. Baca (Robert), Guadalupe M. Arballo (Eugene) and Christina M. Chavez (Damian); and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family including: his goddaughter Christina C. Alvarez, and godson Leonard Delgado. He is preceded in death by sister Augustina Manriquez, brothers Anastacio "Tacho", Florentino "Tote", Julian, Manuel B. Manriquez and both parents Francisca Bermudez Manriquez and Martin Lopez Manriquez., We want to extend our thanks and gratitude to the staff of Villa Maria for their support they had done for both our uncle and brother Jesse and our family. Thank you from the bottom of our heart., The services will be held on Friday June 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. at our Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at Guadalupe, and burial will follow at the Guadalupe Cemetery, Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Born to the well known (in Limestone County) Ceburn Theopholis Medders and the lovely Lula Mae in the undistinguished town of Van, Texas, on July 19, 1930, Macrina, the monastic and teacher, Day at a time when bread was five cents a loaf, AIDS and cholesterol had not been invented and when a good cigar was a harmless pleasure., A child of the depression, he grew up in Texas, New Mexico and California with siblings Welby, Gearld, Joy and Joe., He married Barbara Buchanan, who for 58 years endured with aplomb and great forbearance every cock-a-mamie adventure Jim could devise. He laid Europe at her feet and Latin America was her oyster, so he said. All this, while he and Barbara raised three pretty neat kids, Kimball, Els and Eric., He was a dedicated educator and Spanish-German language buff. A shameless liberal, champion of the lost causes and an avid environmentalist with a passion for birds. Proud member emeritus of Santa Clara High School, U.S. Peace Corps, the Episcopal Church and the Western Lamp Club., Preceded in death by those who died before he did, and survived by those who didn't. Goes to the reward with the certainty that there will be no more dental visits, flu shots, IRS audits nor lost luggage. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!, Jim and his wife Barbara have made their home in Vacaville, California since 1980. This obituary was written by Jim and really shows that he never lost his sense of humor. He was promised that this would be printed in the paper for him., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Epiphany Church, 300 West St., Vacaville, CA 95688; or The American Cancer Society ., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St., Vacaville., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041.,
Joan Murray Noted art writer, daguerreotype collector and photographer, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 1, at the age of 84. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 6, 1927, Joan moved to California at the age of 18 and settled in Piedmont with her husband, Dr. Richard W. Murray. Joan is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Reynolds and husband Scott, son Richard W. Murray, and four grandchildren, Joanne and Sarah Reynolds, and Ian and Andrew Murray. A lifelong, award-winning equestrian, in the 1960s, following professional positions in the mental health field, Joan embarked on a multi-faceted career in photography that spanned five decades. As a photographer, she was particularly proud of her late 1960s series on the Black Panthers, her male nudes, and a series of portraits of California photographers that includes a signature image of Ruth Bernhard. Joan's work is featured in several photographic anthologies and is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House. In 1969, Joan was appointed photography editor of Artweek and thus began a nearly two-decade career as an art writer. As an ongoing contributor to Artweek and Popular Photography, Joan was instrumental in focusing national attention on the Bay Area's flourishing photography scene. During this period she also taught photography at City College of San Francisco and UC Extension. In 1987, Joan embarked on a new phase of her career as manager of the ASUC Studio at UC Berkeley. During her sixteen-year tenure at ASUC, she expanded the program from 50 to 250 classes. Following retirement from ASUC, Joan became a volunteer resource coordinator at the American Red Cross, Oakland. In June 2011 she posthumously received that organization's lifetime achievement award for her lifelong volunteer service that began when she was a teenager during World War II. Joan's interest in daguerreotypes culminated in her creating a particularly significant collection of these early photographic images and becoming a recognized authority on the subject. In this capacity she served as a research consultant to the J. Paul Getty Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Oakland Museum. Her last published article appeared in The Daguerreian Annual 2009/10. A service of remembrance will take place on Friday, June 17, at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to, or American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.
JOHN (JACK) BEGLINGER AUG 28, 1935 - JUN 8, 2011 Dad was born on Angeles Street in Turlock, CA to Margaret and John Beglinger. He was the last born of nine children. The family moved to a two story home on the corner of Geer Road and Almond Avenue, where he grew up. He worked for APR Forwarders in Anchorage, Alaska and retired along with mom in 1995, then moved back to Turlock to be closer to their daughters and grand- children. They both loved the ocean and had an apartment in Pismo Beach, where they spent a lot of their time. Since Mom's passing two years ago Dad has been in and out of the hospital fighting cancer and congestive heart failure. He tried his hardest to stay with us, but lost his battle on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. He leaves behind his two daughters, Pam (Bill) Hays of Denair, CA, and Paula (Dwight) Mueller of LaGrange, CA; grandsons, Kristoffer (Trya) Hays of Vacaville, CA, Andy Hays of Denair, CA,; grand-daughter, Casey Mueller of LaGrange, CA; great-grand- children, Ryan and Emily Hays of Vacaville, CA; two sisters, Audrey Deter of Elk Grove, CA, and Julia Petersen of Bakersfield, CA. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and family members along with many friends he loved dearly. We love you Daddy and we will miss you. Tell Mama we miss her and love her. Evins Funeral in charge of arrangements. No services.
John G Ackerlind -A man of great character and love, born September 25, 1921 in Malmo, Sweden, died May 6, 2011 at 6:20 PM surrounded by family and friends. Served in Swedish Royal Airforce during WWII. He met Karin on June 6, 1944. Married 64 years. They emigrated to America in 1948 eventually settling in Laguna Beach and finally in Laguna Woods. He is survived by wife Karin; brother Carl (Britta,) their son Mike; sister Margareta her children Anita and Robert, and grand daughters Alison and Natalie. Children: Carolyn, daughter Kaisa (Brian); Claudia (Craig); Katrina(Ken) son Michael, daughter Amy(Cody), and two great grand children, Trey and Harper; son John-Eric (Jayne). For the last 48 years of his life John evolved to become a highly loved and respected member and a much loved speaker in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. He epitomized the finest ideal of AA - making sure that everyone, especially the befuddled newcomer, knew that they were loved. Memorial Service to be held May 14 at 10 AM Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.
Died at home, surrounded by his family, in Cloverdale June 9, 2011 at the age of 93. He was the loving father of Debbi (Frank) Davis and Butch (Peggy) Giampaoli. John was the grandfather of Trish Davis, Jeremy (Erika) Giampaoli, Kagen Davis, Sam and Amelie Giampaoli. Dear brother of the late Aldo, Louis, Lelio and Amelia Giampaoli. He was the beloved uncle of Mark (Judie) Giampaoli, Michael (Julie) Giampaoli, Sherri (Ron) Moore and the late Craig Giampaoli. He is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Born in Merced, California John spent most of his life in Asti and Cloverdale. He was a veteran of the U.S., during, . He worked for 42 years for Italian Swiss Colony and enjoyed Hunting, Fishing and Gardening. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation from 1pm Friday June 17, 2011 with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. at Fred Young Funeral Home, 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday June 18, 2011 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Cloverdale. Entombment will be Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at Oakmound Cemetery in Healdsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to North Bay Memorial Hospice, Healdsburg. Arrangements by Fred Young F.H. 894-2540.
John Victor LoGrasso, 61, of Oceano, went to be with his Lord Sunday June 12, 2011. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., ''Papa John'' touched everyone he met with his love for Jesus and others. John is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; parents, Paul and Gilda of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Frank LoGrasso of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister, Paulette Fragoso of Santa Ana, Calif., and their families; and too many ''adopted'' children and grandchildren to mention! A memorial celebration of John''s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Calvary Chapel, 1133 Maple in Arroyo Grande, with a reception immediately following.
HANSON, LaRue Elaine * HANSON, John Edward 1922-2011 John and LaRue, after 67 years of marriage, have gone to heaven together. John left first, on May 18; LaRue on June 10. Both were born in Colorado; then moved to California in 1997. John was known for his warm personality, quick wit, elegant appearance, and stunning photography. LaRue was known for her vibrant personality, generosity, adorable looks, and talent in sewing, gardening, music and speaking. Their lives were filled with family, friends, church, and travel. Their family includes their son Phil (deceased); daughter Cheryl; son-in-law Peter; grandchildren Ryan, Brooke, Marina, Rowan; great-grandchildren Delaney, William, Bailey, Kelsey, Sabina, Sasha. A memorial service and reception will be held on June 18 at 2:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Donations in their names may be made to The Living Room or Sutter VNA & Hospice
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Ceasar Johnson Resident of Oakland, CA passed away peacefully on June 11 2001 with family at his side. He was employed at the various .....
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Gloria Jean Johnson Resident of Antioch Gloria J. Johnson was called home and departed this life on May 17, 2011. She leaves to cherish .....
Joseph Paul Riccio "Papa Joe" Born January 9, 1919 Passed June 11, 2011 Resident of San Leandro Joseph was born in Castlefranco, Italy in 1919. He left Italy by ship, with his mother Cristina, older brother Frank and younger sister Sylvia, arriving at Ellis Island, America in 1926. His father Antonio had already settled in Chicago, Illinois in 1920 where he was employed, working to bring his family to join him. Joe was a big brother to both his sister Sylvia his little brother Ralph. Joe went to Cook County schools graduating from Christian Fenger High School. He went to work at Kroger's Grocers for 4 years until 1940 when he joined the Army Air Corps. He was eventually stationed at Wheeler Field in Pearl Harbor serving on the fighter plane Maintenance crew. After his Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1945, Joe returned to Western Electric Co Hawthorne plant in Chicago meeting the love of his life Florence. They married 1949 and stayed in California after their honeymoon. First settling in Berkeley, then Oakland where daughter Lydia was born in 1950. As the family grew they moved to a brand new home in the Washington Manor area of San Leandro in 1953. Twin sons Joseph James were born in 1953 followed soon after by Edward in 1954. Joe worked for Western Electric Co in Emeryville transferring to San Leandro. He had his own gardening business after he had finished his day at Western Electric. Sundays though were always family days which we all remember Papa's drives to fun spots after church. Dad was a very giving man who helped those who needed a helping hand. After retiring he Florence babysat their grandkids. St. Felicitas Church was the other family in his life. He also volunteered at St. Felicitas Church working on the grounds. He loved the conversations he had with all who stopped to greet him or ask a gardening question or how he could get back up from his kneeling position with no problem. God has given us such a blessing in Papa Joe. His smile would melt the worst mood or annoying behavior. He loved God, loved his family, loved his church, all else fell into place. There is an empty spot in our hearts that can only be filled with the memories the knowledge that he is in a more wonderful place in a beautiful garden with no weeds. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Florence, brother Frank sister Sylvia. He is survived by daughter Lydia, sons Joe (Mina), Jim (Terry), Ed, Christine (daughter-in-law), granddaughter Heather, grandsons Cory, Tyler, Andrew, brother Ralph (Joan), nieces, nephews, numerous cousins close friends. Thank you to all those who have walked the walk with Papa Joe his family. Too numerous to mention for fear we would unintentionally forget someone. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay, 561 A St, Hayward, Ca 94541 or your favorite charity. Visitation will be held on Wed. from 2pm to 8pm at Grissom's Chapel, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo, Ca. Vigil Service will be held at 7pm at the Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held Thur. at 10:30am at St. Felicitas Church, 1604 Manor Blvd, San Leandro. Burial will follow at St Augustine's Cemetery in Pleasanton. Grissom's Chapel Mortuary 510-278-2800 www.grissomsmortuary.com
Josephine JoAnne "Josie" McReynolds passed away peacefully on June 3, 2011 in San Andreas, CA. Born July 6, 1939 in Vista, CA, resident of...
Josie passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, 2011, with her family at her side., Josephine Ricario Hamm was born Josephine Peraman Ricario on Jan. 8, 1966, in Paracale, Camarines Norte, the Philippines. She was the fourth of nine children born to Antonio and Nandeza Ricario. Josie moved to the United States in 1990, living in Santa Barbara, and on Jan. 22, 2000, she married Gregory Clinton Hamm at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. In 2001, Greg and Josie moved to Ventura and began their family, which grew to include Jean Marie, Anne Julia and Jennifer Mei. Her father, Antonio Ricario, her mother, Nandeza Ricario, her brother, Arnol Ricario, and her brother, Jesus Ricario, preceded Josie in death. She leaves behind in the United States her husband, Greg, and their three young daughters, Jean, Julia and Mei Mei. In the Philippines she leaves behind her brothers, Danilo and Mario, her sisters, Jean, Analisa, Jenifer and Eden, and numerous nieces and nephews., Meeting Josie you could not help but admire her beautiful smile, bright personality and good heart. She loved ballroom dancing with her husband at events held by the International Cultural Association of California and the Filipino Community Association of Santa Barbara. She had many friends from her 13 years of working at Vons and even more within the Filipino community. She loved and supported her family in the Philippines unselfishly., A visitation will be held at the Griffin Family Funeral Chapels in Camarillo on Thursday, June 16, beginning at 6 p.m., with Rosary starting at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17. Burial service will be held immediately afterward at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura., A memorial fund for Josephine Hamm has been established at City National Bank in Ventura. "Sweetheart, we love and miss you dearly. Mahal kita asawa ko" Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo, 805-482-1166.
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Baby Karson Joseph Haefele, 10 1/2 months, entered the arms of our Lord on June 4, 2011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 11, 2011, at New Life Fellowship, 134 West Main in Barstow. Arrangements entrusted to Horizon Memorial Services of Barstow. 760-252-5222.
BROGAN-DIBOS, KATE Kate Brogan-Dibos, award-winning educator and wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and devoted friend, passed away on June 11, 2011, after a heroic year-long battle with cancer. Born in San Diego on December 16, 1947, Kate was a North Park girl, attending grade school at St. Patrick's. The daughter of two educators, Dorris and Harold Brogan, she earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University after graduating from Our Lady of Peace, and joined the faculty first at Santana High School, then at the newly opened Valhalla High School in East County. One of Valhalla's original faculty members, she helped shape a generation of young people, retiring in 2009 after a distinguished career in which she earned a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from National University and a Golden Apple Award for Teacher of the Year in 1997. An inspirational figure in the classroom who was passionate, innovative, and a tireless advocate for and champion of her students, Kate is remembered as an adored and respected teacher and colleague. But Kate's greatest legacy is the love she lavished upon her family and friends. She was the tall pole lifting a billowing tent under which many gathered. Unfailingly generous, strong, determined, courageous, and kind, she had an instinctual gift for motherhood, a rare talent for friendships, and enjoyed a great love affair with life. She married Jerome Dibos, also of North Park, in 1982. They would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this summer. Her loss is felt greatly by her surviving children, Bob Skinner, Amy Finley, Casey Ryan, and Diane, Erin, Michael, and Yvette Dibos, and her grandchildren Jack, Nick, and Lily Skinner, Indiana and Scarlett Schaefer, Finley and Liam Ryan, and Lilah Dibos. She is missed by her sister and brother, Rosemary and Michael Brogan, her many sisters- and brothers-in-law, and all their families. A woman like Kate leaves behind a great, gaping hole in the universe, but her spirit informs those who loved her to enjoy, as she called them, the Halcyon Days. A memorial mass and reception will be held Friday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in El Cajon. In lieu of flowers, Kate suggested donations be contributed to The Lois Merrill Foundation, who helped with medical cost during her treatment or to San Diego Hospice, who compassionately cared for her during her final days.
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KATHRYN E. PEEK JUL 27, 1936 - JUN 11, 2011 Kathryn Peek, age 74, passed away peacfully at home with her loving family by her side. She was an avid bowler, liked slot machines, dining out, reading the newspaper, but most of all loving her family. Kathryn lived in Modesto her entire life and is survived by her husband, Warren Peek; children, Chris Byers, Kelly Byers, Terry Byers; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, June 15, chapel service 10:00am, Thursday, June 16, both at Lakewood Funeral Home. Burial following the service at Lakewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to, Optimal Hospice, 122 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350-4431. Online guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com
Kenwood Francis Bartelme A prominent East Bay Psychologist, died on April 19, 2011. The cause was congestive heart failure. His beloved wife Em-Marie Bartelme predeceased him in February of 2010. Kenwood was a Professor at San Francisco State for over 40 years. He is fondly remembered by both colleagues and students alike for his humor and quiet yet thoughtful approach to Psychology. Kenwood originally came to the Bay Area during WWII with the Merchant Marines and made an instant decision to spend his life here. He met his wife Em-Marie in New York during the war where she worked as an Editor. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the, , Ken moved his small but growing family to Berkeley to pursue his PHD. After stints as a staff psychologist at Napa State Hospital and San Quentin he started a private practice. He maintained his private practice while working full time as a Professor at San Francisco State. A great advocate of social justice, Kenwood was very involved in the 1968 strike at SF state. The five month strike was the longest campus strike in US history and set the stage for the establishment of The College of Ethnic Studies and inspired the beginnings of ethnic studies classes and programs throughout the country. He and his wife Em-Marie were avid anti war protesters and Ken was arrested in October 17, 1967 for his involvement in the historic sit in at the Oakland Induction center. His 15-year-old son Scott was also arrested. Although not encouraged by his parents, they were proud of his decision. Ken was sentenced to two weeks internment at the penal facility Santa Rita along with Joan Baez and Country Joe. Ken's interest in politics never wavered. One of his last wishes was to see the legalization of drugs before he died. He fervently believed that like the end of prohibition before, legalization would curb increasing drug related crime and violence. Ken's greatest passion was writing. In addition to a vast array of personal writings he published A Perfect Childhood and The Quiet Man, which can both be found on Amazon.com. His personal memoirs will continue to provide solace and insight for his family and friends. Ken was a fan of Horse Racing and spent a lot of time at Golden Gate fields and over the years gambling on Thoroughbreds. He had what could be described in gambling circles as great success. He inspired his wife to do a series of horse racing paintings. Ken will be remembered for his sense of humor and twists of the tongue. He was particularly fond of puns. He kept a picture of James Joyce by his desk and spent nearly a decade deciphering " Finnegans Wake". Those who knew him well will reminisce and miss the unreserved, chronic yet fond teasing we all received. He often talked of the importance of a strong "Inner Life". May he stay in all or our inner sanctums forever. Ken is survived by his three children Kevin, Scott and Jane and his three grandsons, Jack, Reid and Nicholas. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike. In lieu of flowers please make donations to PIH (Partners in Health) PIH.org.
Kimberly Diane Merritt 35, of Linda, CA, passed away May 25, 2011 in Marysville, CA. Born February 19, 1976 in San Bernardino, CA. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 29 years. She was a Certified Nurse's Assistant. A member of the Linda Lions Club. Survivors include two sons Adam Hyser of Olivehurst and Kyle Dagit of Sacramento; 3 brothers, Mike Merritt of Olivehurst, Damian Merritt of Yuba City, and Shaun Merritt of Olivehurst; mother Verna Lyn Funair of Yuba City; father Kenneth Merritt of Marysville; grandmother Betty Funair of Yuba City; boyfriend Larry Lambert of Linda; two sister-in-laws; and 7 nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her grandfather Rudy Funair. Viewing will be held from 4:00-8:00pm Thursday, June 16, 2011. Funeral service will be 2:00pm Friday, June 17, 2011, all services will be held at Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D St., Marysville. Reception will follow the service at 665 Queens Avenue Recreation Room. Send Condolences at
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Owen Edward (Eddie) Konchal, 99, formerly of Galt, died June 11th at a local nursing home.  He was born August 30, 1911, in Alexander, North .....
A long time Barstow resident, Larry L. Hodges, passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2011. He was born in San Bernardino, California along with his twin sister, on August 7, 1939. He worked for Barstow fire department for 12 years and then became a fire inspector and EMT instructor until his retirement in 2005. Member of Barstow FiremanÕs Service Club. Larry was a man with many hobbies. He had a huge passion and knowledge for vintage cars and antiques. He was an avid fan of football and baseball and could be heard rooting for his Dallas Cowboys. He kept current by reading three different newspapers a day. He enjoyed camping out, mountains, hiking and key lime pie. Larry was a proud man and always there for his family. You could always find his cat sleeping on his lap. He was the beloved father of two daughters, Christy and Stacey; one son, Jeffrey; and grandfather to Jason. Adored and cherished by his twin sister Linda Bench; sister, Beverly Lackey; and stepbrother, Donald Braucher. Larry leaves such a void in his family and will be missed beyond words. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer fund.
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LORENZO, KRISTOFFERSON BERNARDO SSG, U.S., November 8, 1977 to May 23, 2011 Kris joined the military in September 1996. On April 7, 2011, he deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII. Kris was killed in action on May 23, 2011 defending freedom for all of us. He is survived by his wife, Leah; sons, Keane and Tristan; father, Saturnino; and sisters, Cathy and Charina. Kris will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, son, brother and friend. He received the, Medal,, , Army Commendation Medal with 5 OLC, Army Good Conduct Medal with 3 Clasps, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Service Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2 device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Expert Infantryman's Badge. Visitations: June 16, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and June 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary. Funeral services will be held June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary; at 1:00 p.m., a Military Service with full honors will be held at Miramar National Cemetery.
June 13, 1926 ~ May 30, 2011 In loving memory of Lota Motherwell, born, Lota Mae King, of Roby, Texas June 13, 1926 and passed away in Merced, California on May 30, 2011. Many will remember Lota for different reasons, since her life was very full and it took many turns. Lota first arrived in Merced at the age of 17 to join her parents in working at Castle Air Force Base during World War II. After the war, Lota took a position as a produce packer and canner. She eventually took a position as a car hop at Harvey's Drive In. The older residents will remember Harvey's Drive In for the Giant Neon Rabbit all could see for miles around. Lota was the spunky car hop with the long black pony tail and the quick humor. Lota was known in her later years for her political involvement fighting and petitioning for abused women's and children's rights. She walked from door to door petitioning into her 80's. Lota was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ on Yosemite Parkway, where she acted as a greeter for 30 years. She was also a Sunshine Lady for the church, for 20 years. She remembered all in their time of need. Lota leaves behind her loving and devoted husband, John Motherwell. She will be deeply missed. Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of Christ on Yosemite Parkway. All are welcome. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
Larry H. Murray, 73, passed away on June 13, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton after a long ...
Laura James Hice, 12/27/1919 - 6/11/2011, Cherished daughter of George and Myrtle Taylor, Laura James Hice (born Taylor) passed away on June 11, 2011 in Roseville, California. Laura was born December 27, 1919 in Daisy, Okla. and moved to Rocklin in 1941. Laura taught Special Education for many years at Rocklin Elementary and was the beloved mother of Denver Hice, Janet Boyer, Brenda Kemp and Faye Lee. Laura was a grandmother to twelve, and great-grandmother to twenty-six. Preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, Laura is survived by her brother George Taylor. A grave side memorial will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rocklin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Laura's honor to the, (http://, ). Please share in her life story at
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Lela Belle Austin Aldredge, 89, of Antioch, CA., died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 12, 2011., Belle was born to the late Willie Wayne and Ruby Opal Austin, June 20, 1921, in Slater, MO. Belle graduated from Marshall High School in 1938. She married Charles Daniel "Dan" Aldredge in 1939 and they lived together in Marshall, MO., before relocating to California in 1942., Belle was a homemaker and also worked for Kaiser Permanente in the 'Central Appointments' department. She loved her contribution there until she retired in 1980. She was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and a caring friend to all who met her., Belle was an active member of Church on the Hill in Vallejo,CA., for nearly 30 years. She loved to travel, and took cruises and several road trips with her husband and family in her lifetime. The most important thing in Belle's life was her family and she relished every family dinner or reunion that she attended or hosted. She was at her happiest and best with her family surrounding her., Belle is survived by her husband, Dan; three children, Danny, of Otis Orchards, WA, Chuck of Livermore, CA., and Beth of Benicia, CA. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Austin of Ellicott City, MD.; sister, Clara Hubbard, of Modesto, CA. Belle was preceded in death by her brothers; Wilbur Austin, of Marshall, Missouri, and Rev. Eugene Austin, of Mansfield, Ohio., In lieu of flowers, if you desire, the family is requesting that donations be made to the ' Alzheimer's Association '. There is a tribute page for donations to Belle's Memory at this web address: http://act.alz.org/goto/bellealdredge or donations may be mailed to: The Alzheimer's Association , East Bay Site Office, 251 Lafayette Circle, Suite 250, Lafayette, CA 94549., Burial will be private, and a memorial service, Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m., at Skyview Memorial Lawn, 200 Rollingwood Dr., Vallejo, CA., 94591. 707-644-7474., A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 17, at the same location.
LEONA SELBY NOV 11, 1929 - JUN 14, 2011 Age 81, of Pleasant Hill, OH, passed away Tuesday June 14, 2011. She was born November 11, 1929, in Cerro Gordo, IL, to her parents Arthur & Marie (Wagoner) Metzger. She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law Kenlynn & David Peters of Wirtz, IL, Mary Ann & Dale Sink of Pleasant Hill, OH; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, June 16, at Donnels Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 6562 Detrick- Jordan Pike, North Hampton, OH. Interment at Myers Cemetery. Friends may gather from 3-5 and 6-8 Wednesday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, Covington, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left at:, www.jackson-sarver.com
Leonard Morris Jones, Jr., (also known as "Coach Gritty Jones"), a native of Memphis, Tenn., and a long time resident of Vallejo, passed away on June 8. He was 74. He was a merchant seaman, lived and worked in Vallejo, for a number of years for Kaiser Steel, and a number of years at St Patrick-St Vincent High School in Benicia, as the Assistant Athletic Director, Trainer, and Head Track Coach. He also ran for Mayor of Vallejo., Survived by son, Tony Jones, of Portland, OR; daughter, Joycelyn Jones, of Plano, TX; son, Lennon Jones of San Francisco., Funeral Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16, at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 902 Florida St. Vallejo., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in "coach Jones' name to The Kyles Temple Summer Institute, (a program that works with students to age 18 from June to August)., Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 966, Vallejo, CA 94590., A reception will be held at St Patrick-St Vincent High School Cafeteria In Benicia at 6 p.m., for family, his former students & friends.
Leonor Polines Porras was born in Iloilo City, Philippines and moved to Stockton, CA circa 1955. She attended Humphrey's College,...
Leslie Allen Pugh, 94, passed away on March 6, 2011, of natural causes in Grapevine, Texas. He was born in Woodland, Calif., in 1917., Leslie leaves three daughters, Sandra J. Lamb of Jacksonville, Fla., Leslie A. Atkins of Santee, Calif., and Laura D. Pugh of Grapevine, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Leslie and Grace moved to Leisure Town, Vacaville, from Fairfield in 1969 and he remained there until 2008. They traveled the U.S. and Canada in their motorhomes. They had been members of the Improved Order of the Redmen and Degree of Pocahontas, and were active members of the McBride Senior Club in Vacaville., Leslie was a retired warrant officer from the United States Navy, serving mostly on submarines such as several built on Mare Island, Calif. Leslie's grandmother, Augusta Sears, owned the land in Winters where the old Post Office was installed in 1906 when the railroad first came to Winters., He fondly remembered his long life in California, from San Diego to Sacramento, the last years in the company of some wonderful friends around Vacaville., Anyone who would like to come and share a few words at his full military burial will be warmly welcomed by his three daughters, three of his grandchildren, and the youngest little great-granddaughter., Full military funeral ceremony, graveside, will be held on July 1 at 11 a.m. at Winters Cemetery., Ashes to be buried together with his wife, Grace Viola Pugh, deceased Nov. 1, 2000., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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Private services will be held for Linda Lou Wicker, 69, a lifelong resident of Fairfield and Vacaville., She was born on April 7, 1942, in Vallejo. She died on June 4, 2011, in La Mariposa Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit their guest book at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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Marion Delyghte Littlejohn Resident of Alameda Died peacefully surrounded by her family and dog, "Arty" on Sunday, June 12, 2011. She was preceded in .....
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Lois Carlson, 91, passed away peacefully at home with her family and loving caregiver by her side on Sunday, June 5, 2011., Lois was born on Aug. 8, 1919, to Oliver and Florence Pratt in Woodland, Calif. She married the love of her life Carl V. Carlson, on Feb. 20, 1942., Carl and Lois were active in the Fairfield community for many years. Their close friendships throughout the community were so much a part of their lives. They loved to travel and were world travelers. Lois was preceded in death by her husband., Lois is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Chuck Trueworthy; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Emily Carlson; granddaughter, Katie Marie and husband Gerard Morita; and great granddaughter, Madelyn Marie Morita., Per Lois' request there will be no formal service. Lois and Carl's ashes will be scattered together in the Sierra Nevada in a private family service., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
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RUSSELL- Loren Hugh Russell, passed away on June 7, 2011, at Huntington Memorial Hospital. A California native, he was born in Riverside, April 5, 1925. In his youth he lived in Yorba Linda, Alhambra and San Gabriel. Loren graduated from El Monte High School in 1942 where he was student body president and met his future wife Martha. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1946. After serving in the Navy, he attended Stanford University School of Law, where he received the Order of the Coif and graduated in 1952. He again served in the Navy during the
Lorena E. Vita 55, of Yuba City passed away on June 10, 2011. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday June 26, 2011 at 2:00PM at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 D St., Marysville, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277.
Loretta Kay Shane, 68, of Vacaville, passed away on June 5, 2011., She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 1942., At her request there will be no formal services., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707) 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Louie P. Givich Life-long resident of Mountain View June 19, 1911-June 12, 2011 Louie Peter Givich was born June 19th, 1911 and passed away June 12, 2011 on the same plot of land of his family's homestead in Mountain View. He was one week shy of his goal of reaching his 100th birthday. He was the devoted and loving husband of Ada B. Fullmer Givich for over 64 years, and was predeceased by his parents Peter and Nellie Givich, brother John Givich, and sister Mary Cilloni. He was very proud of his service to his country during WWII while stationed in Hawaii, and his professions as: barber, realtor, and coin dealer. He was also a proud member of the Jugo-Slav Napredak Club. Services will be held Friday, June 17th at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos, family visitation begins at 11:00 am. www.spanglermortuary.com or 650-941-6619.
Luciano Nicoli Long time resident of San Jose 1943 - 2011 Passed away peacefully June 5, 2011. Luciano was born May 23, 1943, in Ferrentino, Italy. He immigrated to San Jose in 1976. Luciano was a self-employed mason. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Giovanna; sons, Luca and Fabio; brother, Attilio; sisters, Silvana, Giovanna, Assuntina and Marina; and two grandchildren Emilia and Alessio. Services will be held at St Christopher Catholic Church, 2278 Booksin Ave., San Jose, at 10:00am.
Luis Morales, J.R. Missin U has become ugly. UR still the BEST man by far. Another year w/out U is nothing2 look forward 2, although STRONG is what we are. LOVE YOU DAD! Leanne E Morales.
Rodriguez, Manuel "Manny" Rene Manny Rodriguez will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Manny's story on earth ended on June 4, 2011 only sixty years after he was born in Havana, Cuba. All of us, who had the privilege of knowing him, knew that he was a smart and successful business man whose hard work and dedication allowed him to retire at the age of 54, in order to enjoy his life as much as possible, while still young and to travel extensively around the world. What many people do not know is that Manny Rodriguez was also the embodiment of the "American Dream". Manny's parents, Manuel and Ludivina Rodriguez fled to this country as political refugees when Manny was eleven. He got his diploma from Brea High School and graduated at the University of California, Irvine, Cum Laude with Bachelors in Foreign Languages. He knew that in this land of opportunity, hard work and determination would make him a winner. He learned the ropes, and in a short time, Manny started and quickly grew an electronics component export business. Manny also acted as a consultant for other exporters in their dealings with the Department of Commerce. He also taught a graduate level course in International Marketing at the California State University, Fullerton. In addition to his charitable donations, Manny also gave back to his community by serving on many boards and associations. Manny was a good son, an excellent friend, and a loyal and loving partner. And indeed, Manny was the type of son who would call his parents every morning at 9 am no matter where in the world he might happen be, and then visit them every week, driving for hours to make certain that he was able to spend time with them. Manny was the type of life partner who was loyal, kind, and could always be counted on, no matter what the situation. He was the type of friend who knew all of the words to the song in their hearts. Manny is survived by his father, Manuel Rodriguez Sr.; mother, Ludivina Rodriguez; his partner in life, Edwin Ellis; his shiatsus, Sasha and Mickey; and all of his friends who were privileged to know him. Donations in Manny's name can be made to Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Inc. or the
BUTLER, MARIE San Diego 5/29/24 - 6/9/11 6/20/11 at 1 p.m. Anderson-Ragsdale Chapel Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619)263-3141
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Marie Johanny Spilsbury Storrs Marie passed away peacefully in San Rafael on June 8, 2011 at the age of 95. Her beloved husband, Jack, preceded her passing in February, 1980. She is survived by her five children Timothy Storrs of Mill Valley, John Storrs of Henderson, Nevada, Donna Dell'Era of San Francisco, Julie Poteet of Stockton, and Jeri Storrs of Flagstaff, Arizona, as well as her ten grandchildren: Teri Storrs, Katie Storrs, Brian Storrs, Christina Quigley, Annalisa Lolli, Karen Dugdale, Nancy Rozell, Jessica Dell'Era, Chase Poteet, and Erin Poteet and eight great-grandchildren. Marie was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1915. Her family moved to San Francisco in 1920 where they lived near Golden Gate Park. Marie spent much of her youth enjoying the park she dearly loved throughout her whole life. She graduated from Commerce High School and married John (Jack) Henry Storrs on December 24, 1936. She and Jack moved to Marin County where they lived and raised their family. Marie was a Court Clerk for the County of Marin, where she often told the story about the time when the courthouse was still located at Fourth Street, San Rafael, the judge would send her out onto the street to bring in passersby as potential jurors when the jury pool ran out. She clerked for the Buck Fund trial and was present in the courthouse August 7, 1970, when Superior Court Judge Harold Haley was taken hostage, and later died of a gunshot wound. After she retired she spent many years traveling throughout Europe, South America, and the USA, her favorite being a voyage on a mail boat through the fjords of Norway. She served as a docent at Angel Island, loved playing bocce ball, and was a skilled contract bridge player. She was generous with her love and support for all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched. The family wishes to thank the care givers at the Marin Convalescent & Rehabilitation Hospital in Tiburon for the generous love and care they provided for Marie during her last years. A private memorial will be held in August.
MARION A. (GUSKEY) SCHREY August 16, 1919 - June 6, 2011 Resident of Redwood City On Monday, June 6, 2011 at 1:18pm, passed away peacefully among loved ones in her Redwood City home, where she had lived since 1954. Marion was precdeceased by her husband Joseph R. Schrey in 2005, and her mother Elma Smirl, her father Raymond Guskey and her grandmother Ida Broderick. Marion is survived by her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Karen M. Schrey of Victoria, B.C. and William Schrey of Redwood City. Also surviving her is her loving grandson, Brandon Schrey of Santa Rosa. Marion was born and raised in San Jose, CA and lived in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Bruno before settling in Redwood City. Mom worked for the Corps of Engineers during WWII and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. She loved her family, contributed to charitable causes, was an avid newspaper reader and enthusiastic and knowledgeable follower of current events. Mom was a loving and loyal mother, wife, mother-in-law and grandmother. Mom had a heart of gold and was a model of compassion, tolerance and acceptance. Mom put other's interests ahead of her own and she was a hard worker. Mom had a great sense of humor, and lots of wisdom honed from growing up in the Great Depression and WWII years. We love you mom, we miss you, we are grateful for the time we had with you, and are comforted in knowing you are now in a better place. Thanks mom for all that you did for us your whole life, and for being strong enough to tell us you love us right to the final moments. Thank you for these gifts and for countless others that we shall always carry with us in our hearts. Services were held in a graveside ceremony at 2pm Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Skylawn Memorial Park.
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89, of Ventura, CA, quietly passed away in her home on Friday, June 3, 2011. She is survived by the three generations she loved, daughter Nancy Vaquero (Michel Vaquero); son Peter Metz (Kim Reynolds); grandchildren Michael Vaquero, Vanessa Cherry (Justin Cherry) and Nicholas Vaquero (Chelsea Vaquero); and her great grandchild Jackson. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Paul Dixon Metz. Born in Los Angeles, Mary Ellen grew up in Beverly Hills with her parents, Samuel Caldwell Haver, II and Grace Bromfield Haver. She attended
MATT ALLEN BELLE Was born on 11/22/1969 in Newport Beach, Ca. He entered into eternal rest on 6/02/2011. He was a loving Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. Services are private.
SEPTEMBER 2, 1925 - JUNE 10, 2011 A resident of Granada Hills passed away at the age of 85, with complications of prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Mel was born in Watsonville, California, and went to serve his country in the Navy at the age of 17. He fought in
DUNCAN, MICHAEL J. San Diego 12/3/52 - 6/10/11 6/20/11 at 11 a.m. - Christ the King Catholic Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619)263-3141
STATON, MICHAEL R. Mike, age 64, passed away from esophageal cancer on June 9, 2011. He is survived by his fiancee, Susan M. Stansberry, his sister, Janet Staton, and his beloved K-9 companion, Alvin. Remembrance viewing will be held June 17, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. at Glen Abbey's Memorial Chapel in Bonita, and graveside interment will be June 20, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
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OCTOBER 16, 1925 - JUNE 8, 2011 Born to James and Harriet Hanley in Essex Junction, Vermont. He grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont, served in the
July 7, 1944 - May 31, 2011 Services were on June 6th at the First Assembly of God Church in Chowchilla. Pastors Craig Grigson and Jerry Gollihar officiated. Larry was born in Blytheville, Arkansas and passed away in Chowchilla. He was retired from Certain-Teed Corp in Kansas City and had been a resident of California for more than 50 years. He loved to golf. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Roberts; son. Anson Roberts, and wife Heather and their children Dakota Cierra and Hayden Roberts; daughter Summer Roberts; her daughter Trinity; sister Lynett Stanridge.
May 31, 1937 - May 16, 2011 Ellen Gray passed away peacefully on May 16,2011. Born on May 31st,1937 to Nellie and Oliver Houston in Collinsville, Penn. She was a retired caregiver and homemaker. Ellen enjoyed her gardens and the outdoors. She was a loving daughter, sis, wife, mother, and granny who tended to her family as she did her flowers. Preceded in death by husband Ben Gray and son Phillip Gray. Ellen is survived by husband of ten years, Larry Armstrong, brothers Ron and Bud Houston and sisters Emma Linn and Virginia Eversole. Surviving children,Peggy Hawthorne of Pearcy,Ark. Lois Overly of Merced ,Ca. Wanda Gray LeBaron of Cortes Junction, Az., and David Gray of San Diego,Ca. Ellen leaves many neices and nephews along with eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandson. SERVICES WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH AT 10:30 at the San Joaquin National Cemeteray in Santa Nella, CA.
Manuel Sanchez, 60, of Dixon, died on Thursday, June 9, in Dixon., He was born in Sacramento on Dec. 10, 1950., A visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral at noon, both at Madden Hall at Dixon May Fair grounds. Pastor Barry Carroll will be officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Margaret Choi Furman Born February 13, 1950, died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 10, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her passing is a great loss to all who knew her, as her generosity, creativity, kindness, and love of life inspired many. Married to Cy Furman in 1983, Margaret helped create their successful business Magic Design /Visual Dynamics. She combined her love of dance and young people by founding the Flying Angels Dance Company with the mission to teach dance as a way to gain self esteem and share appreciation for Asian arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. A student of Theravada meditation master and healer Rina Sircar since 1978, Margaret shared her strong spiritual faith through her continuous support of retreats and religious festivals held at the Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery in Boulder Creek and in San Francisco. Devoted to family and friends, Margaret was a shining example of the life well-lived. Margaret is survived by her husband, Cy Furman; her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Kim, Garrett, and Kaylie Quon; her mother Betty Choi; her sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Shirley, Russell, and David Warner; her brother Gordon Choi; and her many students and friends, too numerous to mention. There will be a viewing Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm with a service to follow on Friday, June 17, 2011, 12:30 pm at Duggans Serra Mortuary.
Margarita Yanez Perez, Margarita Yanez Perez passed away on June 11th, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in La Feria, Texas on February 22nd, 1929 to Hilario and Hilaria Yanez. She had five brothers and three sisters of which her only living brother is Miguel Yanez of Salinas, CA., In 1959 Margarita, her husband Jesus and their 3 sons arrived in Guadalupe, CA and in 1963 a daughter was born. The Perez family established their roots here and became lifelong residents. Margarita was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in February 1966 in Santa Barbara, CA and later in life several family members would follow., Margarita was a homemaker all of her life and worked for John Ingles in Santa Maria where she met lifelong friends. She devoted her life to family and her many pleasures in life were gardening, farm animals, crocheting and making the best tamales that were sold at El Sombrero Market in Guadalupe, later on she made them for all of her family and friends., The Perez family lived on ranch after ranch but made their home on the Dario Ferrini Ranch on West Main Street in Guadalupe. Later on she made her home in Santa Maria where she rented from Silveira Properties on East Church Street until her death. She made many friends with her neighbors there. She also made many friends at the Nipomo Swap Meet, where you would find her on Saturdays selling household items and jewelry. Margarita was very giving and loved people. She will be missed and remembered by many, especially her spiritual family., She is survived by her loving family: son Frank Perez and wife Kathy of Santa Maria; son Sam Perez and wife Cindy of Guadalupe; and daughter Yolanda Castillo of Santa Maria; as well as nine grandsons, two granddaughters and seveb great- grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her grandson Gabriel Perez in 1983, her husband Jesus Perez in 1995 and her oldest son Raymond Perez Sr. and great granddaughter Jazmyn Castillo in 2005., The Perez family would like to thank Marian Home Care and Hospice for their gentle and loving care., A memorial service will be held at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, located at 333 Hidden Pines Way in Santa Maria, on Saturday, June 18th 2011 at 1:00 P.M.
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Grier, Margie August 6, 1937 - June 10, 2011 Margie Grier, surrounded by loved ones, passed thru this life to go home with the Lord Friday, June 10th. Margie Grier was born on August 6, 1937 in Pasadena, Calif. She was a great leader in her own right - a woman of dignity, grace, and charm. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Roosevelt Grier, Sr.; her loving son, Roosevelt K. Grier, Jr.; two beautiful grandchildren, Amai Cyan Grier and Roosevelt Kennedy Grier, III as well as a host of friends and family.
Marian Chiaramonte Scionti 11-22-1922 6-12-2011 Resident of Santa Clara Passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Survived by her daughter's, Marlene (Ron),Marcia (Steve), grandchildren,Greg, Shelley, Tricia, and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her loving Brother, Ignatius "Sonny" Chiaramonte. Proceeded in Death by her loving husband, John, brother, Phil, sisters, Angie and Florence. She enjoyed traveling, Concerts, bingo, and cooking, while working for 22 years at Macy's. Visitation on Thursday, June 16th, 2011, 5-9 pm. Funeral Service, Friday, June 17th, 11 am, both at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Burial to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
Marilyn Joyce Hutchison, Marilyn Joyce Hutchison, 76, born Marilyn Joyce McDonald on July 3, 1934 passed away in Marian Medical Center on June 12, 2011, in Santa Maria., Marilyn was born in Langdon, ND, to Cecil and Caroline McDonald. She moved to Santa Maria with her best friend Marilyn Scott in 1951. Her life was dedicated to raising her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother Ginny, great-grandmother Ginny, sister, aunt and friend., Marilyn is survived by her husband of 57 years Floyd Hutchison, daughters Dana Sue Middleton (Ron), Cathy Jo Hudson (Phillip) and Terrie Lynn Hutchison. Grandchildren Erin Middleton, Kelli Rossman (Andrew), Kalin Middleton (Tina), Ashli Darrach (Richard) , Corlee Hudson, Justin Hudson (Sasha), great-grandchildren Aiden Hudson, Jacob and Hailey Rossman. Sisters Doris Stein, Betty (Beck) Kram and Geraldine (Geri) Jeffery, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her father Cecil and mother Caroline, brother Robert McDonald, sister Donna Brusseau, sister-in-law Inez Martin and Irma Hutchison, brothers-in-law Homer Gene Caldwell, Earl Stein, Willard Brusseau, Bill Jeffery, nieces Linda Chambers and Marla Brusseau and nephew Jason Jeffery., Services will be held at Pacific Christian Center, 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, Friday, June 17th at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Friends and family, if they so desire can donate to Pacific Christian Center, 3235 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, Ca 93455 and Marian Critical Care Unit, 1400 E. Church St., Santa Maria, Ca 93454., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Hansen, Marjorie A. May 5, 1925 - June 8, 2011 Born in Swanville, Minnesota to Rodger A McRae and Gerda A McRae. She studied at the University of Minnesota and was secretary to the UM athletic director. She moved to Los Angeles, California where she lived a full life with many exciting adventures. She is survived by her children David R Hansen, Patricia K Cullen, & Robert A Hansen, her sister Joanne Lang, her nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She was Ma Hansen to many, loved by all, and will live forever in our hearts.
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Mary Jane Swinehart nee Zook Aug.19, 1920 - June 8, 2011 Born Mary Jane Zook in Lititz, PA, she was the third of five children to Herbert and Laura Zook. She graduated from J P McCaskey High, PA in 1938. During World War II, she volunteered with the American Red Cross before joining the Navy in 1943, where she met her husband of 50 years William Swinehart while he was recuperating at Treasure Island Hospital in San Francisco. They settled in San Mateo, CA, for 39 years where they raised four children: Mary Ann Jankowski and son-in-law Burt Jankowski, of Cool, CA; Roger Swinehart, and daughter-in-law Heidi Swinehart, of Riddle, OR; Bonnie Crump and son-in-law Ricky Crump, of Loomis, CA; Gene Swinehart with Cathy CJ Langridge, of Newark, CA. Mary Jane was Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 82 in San Mateo from 1955-1956. She and Bill were very active members. In 1983, after retiring from Peninsula Hospital as a Nurse's Aide, they moved to Loomis, Ca. Bill Swinehart had passed on August 11, 1994, after 50 years of marriage. Mary Jane was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had a wealth of love for each and every member of her family and her numerous friends. She shared her appreciation for cooking, gardening and pets; especially birds and hummingbirds. She had a beautifully melodic whistle that was often accompanied by her songbirds. However, most endearing was her faith and constant prayers for all. She is survived by her four children and nine grandchildren, James Baer, John Swinehart, Michael Swinehart, Jeannine Degnan, David Clark, Guy Swinehart, Stephanie Townsend, Zack Swinehart, and Alicia Crump, and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on June 25, 2011, at the Clubhouse of Glenbrook Mobile Park, 4800 Auburn Folsom Rd., Loomis, CA at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your own charity in her name.
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MAX GREGORY BARTLOW JUL 22, 1947 - JUN 6, 2011 On June 6, 2011, the Lord Jesus came and took Max Gregory Bartlow to Heaven. He lived his entire life in Modesto. Max is survived by his wife Bonnie of 29 years; Max's two children, Bill McAleavey and Stephanie Abbott of Roseville, CA. Max leaves behind his mother, Bessie Bartlow of Modesto; his brother, Bruce Bartlow of Tacoma, WA; his sister, Janet Noble of Modesto; nephews, Nathan and Morgan Bartlow, of the Tacoma, WA area; grandchildren, Marcus Ray, Austin William and Abbigail McAleavey, and Austin Ray, Alyssa, and Adyson Abbott. His father Max Bartlow died 33 years ago. Max graduated from Davis High School in 1966. He served in the, from 1966 - 1970, a proud Vietnam Veteran. Max was employed at Campbell Soup in Modesto for 12 years until they closed the plant. He was the resident welder- mechanic. A member of the Butchers Union, then at E.J. Gallo Winery, Brandy Dept. from Sept. 24, 1966 until his death, where for 13+ years he belonged to UFCW Local 186. Max loved his family and friends and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed meeting people and never met a stranger. He valued his friendships and was a true and loyal friend to all that knew him. He enjoyed NASCAR. Earnhart was his favorite forever, as well as fishing and hunting. He was a board member of Turlock Sportsman Club. He was also active at Waterford and Escalon Gun Clubs. He was an avid Clay Shooter and participated in summer and winter league shoots. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and work. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, CA. A Celebration of Life for Max will be held at the Turlock Sports Club and one also at Waterford Sportsmens Club. Date and time to be announced at a later date.
Melody Kelso Daly, 1/14/1951 - 6/4/2011, Melody Daly passed away peacefully at home in on June 4, 2011 at the age of 60., Melody is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Michael Daly and her adoring children Heather and Spencer Daly. Melody's love of life and unfailing sense of humor made the world a better place. Melody's greatest passion was her family, whom she absolutely adored. She will be remembered for her love of literature and her beautiful melodic voice., A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Saint Teresa of Avila at 11600 Atwood Rd, Auburn, 95603., In lieu of flowers, please direct any contributions to Saint Teresa of Avila.
Mervin O. "Steve" Stevenson, born March 29, 1920, Saunemin, IL, died May 10, 2011, Modesto, CA. Survived ...
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Our dear Michael Beveridge passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2011., His loving family was able to cherish Michael's love, wit and charm through his last days., Michael was born on Nov. 3, 1954, in Castro Valley, Calif., Michael attended school in Castro Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 1973., Mike, with the love of his life Lori, and their children moved from Southern California to Vacaville in 1993., Mike's passion for golf began when his father taught him the game. That inspired him to pursue a career as a golf professional. Mike worked for various golf courses throughout Solano County before finding his second family at Rancho Solano Golf Course in 1999 to 2011., As a member of the PGA, Mike's golf accomplishments were numerous and a great source of joy to him., Michael is survived by Lori; son, William; daughter, Nicole; and brother, Robert Beveridge of Carson City, Nev., Memorial services will be held on June 17, at 5 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 305 Stinson Ave., Vacaville. Immediately following, a reception will be held at Rancho Solano Country Club, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway. Brick's Florist is in charge of flowers.,
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Michael Powers, 1916 2011, Michael Powers was born on October 27, 1916 in the Bronx of New York City to George and Vicentina. Michael was by profession an Insurance Agent, but his love was music. He sang and played his guitar for VIP's, such as President Ronald Reagan. Michael was also a devoted Christian. In 1985 Michael did a Major Pastor's convention in the Crystal Cathedral. From 1991-1996 Michael did a series of crusades in Costa Rica, Argentina and Jerusalem to crowds as big as 25,000 people. Michael sang for the Lord for over 50 years and was awarded a Honorary Degree in Theology and Divinity., Michael is survived by his wife Carmen Powers, his children Gary Quezada and his wife Karen, Paula Schultz, Georgianna Powers, George Powers and his wife Christine Chorney, Minor Chavez, Robert Powers and his wife April, Ollery Enos and a daughter-in-law Jennie Spinoza. Also he is survived by thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Oscar Spinoza., Funeral Services will be 3:00 P.M., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Pacific Christian Church in Santa Maria. Graveside Service will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 17, 2011 at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Mrs. Miyeko Oji, born 13 January 1918 passed away on Sunday, 22 May 2011. Mrs. Oji was born in Seattle, Washington and was 93. She's preceded...
Myrtle L. Belli Feb. 14, 1915 - June 11, 2011 Resident of Colma Entered eternal rest at the age of 96 in Daly City, California. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Albert Belli, parents Alfred and Amelia Lagomarsino and sisters Shirley Anderson, Ethel Gonzalez and brother Alfred Lagomarsino. She is survived by her loving son Michael (Jackie) Belli, and grandchildren Melissa (Matt) Cline and Jonathan Belli, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is fondly remembered as a dedicated legal secretary of Corey-Luzaich and Associates, where she devoted many happy years of her life working until the age of 85. She was recognized as the oldest resident of the Town of Colma, living there since she was six months old. She loved Carmel and Monterey, gardening, tending to her African violets and orchids and doting on her grandchildren. Friends are invited to Visit between 5:00-8:00pm on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at Garden Chapel Funeral Directors, 885 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA. 94080, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 12 pm on Friday June 17th at Holy Angels Church, 107 San Pedro Rd., Colma. Committal Service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may also be made to the Catholic Charities, 36 37th Ave. San Mateo Ca. 94403. Condolences may also be made at www.gardenchapel 885.com. Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510
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Rode into the Sunset on June 10, 2011 in Santa Rosa. Neal is the son of the late Wesley & Patricia Stone, he is survived by his loving wife, Linda Stone of Sebastopol, son Tony (Jenessa) Stone of Sebastopol, sisters Diane Lucas of Sebastopol and Marsha (Wes) Mason of Santa Rosa. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Neal was born in Santa Rosa and graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. He moved back to Santa Rosa in 1973 after serving in the, . His family was very proud of his service in the Navy. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Kittyhawk, 1971 - 1972. He was an aircraft mechanic and also worked on the flight deck. He was awarded the Navy Unit Comm. ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Neal loved hunting, fishing, diving for abalone, camping and any outdoor thing. Tinkering around the house, building things and inventing new things. He was an employee of Robert's Tile in Santa Rosa for 30 years as a Tile Setter. He installed tile at many of the wineries in Sonoma County and many other businesses. He will be dearly missed. Friends & family are invited to attend a chapel service, Friday, June 17, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek Rd., Missoula, MT 59808, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, P.O. Box 2210, Tehachapi, CA 93581 or the charity of your choice. Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel, 545-3747. A celebration of Neal's life will take place in the near future and notification of the date, time & place will be provided.
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James Edward Newton Dec. 30, 1925 ~ June 6, 2011 Resident of Oakland James Edward Newton was a 30 year employee of General Motors .....
Norman Cox passed away on May 27, 2011, at the age of 76., He was born on April 30, 1935, in Omaha, Neb. He grew up in Colorado and California. In 1958 he went into the Army and was honorably discharged from service after serving for three years. He received his welding training at that time and made welding his career. He worked for American Welding for many years before starting his own successful welding business. He retired in 1998. He was a longtime resident of Ventura. He will be sorely missed by those that loved him., At his request, there will be no service.
Norman L. Rowe, 76, of Oakhurst, Calif., passed away on June 2, 2011, after having a stroke., Norm will be greatly missed by family and friends as he was the type of person who shared his knowledge and skills with others and was a true gentleman in all his endeavors. Norm enlisted in the Navy after high school where he worked on aircraft and gained skills for later use in restoration work. Norm was a private pilot and was also an Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP)., Norm had a lifelong passion for restoring antique airplanes and cars. He invented a special latch for Model A Fords, he later sold the patent. One of Norm's great accomplishments was restoring a World War II era Stearman aircraft to mint condition, which is on display today in a museum in Texas. Norm and his family lived in Newbury Park for 30 years., Norm campaigned with many local aircraft enthusiasts to help open the Camarillo airport to the public. During that time he worked as a Field Rep for GE Aircraft Engine Division. Norm and his wife Carole retired to "KarLes Acres" in Oakhurst 14 years ago. Norm was the founding president of the Mountain Road Rattlers antique car club. He was also active with the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign and a member of The ROMEO club., Norm is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole; children, Leslie and Karen; and grandchildren, Max, Russell, Nicole, Kevin and Russ. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Mallory. Norm touched a lot of lives and we are grateful for the many kind remembrances of him shared by so many people., Contributions can be made in Norm's name to Toys for Tots, 31174 Cutting Horse Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614.
Obituaries for Wednesday, June 15
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ALCALA -- Antonio Alcala, 81, of Kettleman City died Monday. He was a farmworker. Memorial: 11 a.m. Saturday at The Life Church in Avenal. Arrangements: Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.
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Betty Jean Broadwell Services will be private for Betty Jean Broadwell, who died in Santa Cruz on June 9.
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Joseph William Harlan, who was active in the Sacramento business community as an executive at Weinstock's department stores, died June 4 of Alzheimer's disease, his family said. He was 96 and lived in Phoenix. Joseph Harlan
Olivia Hernandez Enriquez was born on September 18, 1924 in a little house on Beryl and Elena in the heart of Redondo Beach. During World War II, Olivia joined the wartime effort and became a "Rosie the Riveter". In 1945, Olivia eloped with the love of her life Ernest H. Enriquez, who at the time was stationed in San Francisco with the US Navy. After a few months they returned to Redondo Beach and started a family. In 1956, they moved to Irena, where Olivia passed away on June 10, 2011. For years, the Enriquez home was host to many family functions with Christmas Eve tamales being Olivia's specialty. She welcomed family, friends and neighbors to her Christmas open house. Along with being wife and mother, she also managed to work for Rockwell International as an assembler for 33 years. After retiring in 1985, she kept busy by babysitting on Sundays, practicing her civic duty by working at her local polling place and her favorite past time jury duty, as she loved to people watch! Olivia traveled extensively with her husband Ernie visiting many countries and states. She found Las Vegas to be the most entertaining. She was very active in the Redondo Senior Center and enjoyed playing cards, knitting, watching sports, and spending time with her family. Olivia was a beautiful person, inside and out, not a mean bone in her body, which is why she will be missed tremendously and thought of daily! We love you GG! Olivia is preceded in death by her parents, Maria and Ignacio Hernandez; husband, Ernest H. Enriquez; brother, Sig; sisters, Grace and Helen. She is survived by daughters, Cecilia Esparza and Cathy (Joe) Munoz; and son, Ernest L. Enriquez; grandchildren, Michelle Luhrsen (Joseph), David Esparza (Erma), Misty Enriquez-Cortez (Joel) and Camille Lytle (Phillip); great-grandchildren, Monet, Joseph, Jordan, Gerardo, Luca, Anthony and Evan; sisters, Marylou Ordaz (Rom) and Natalie Herrera; and many nieces and nephews. Rosary vigil services will be Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm and funeral services will be Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guest book at
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Orvalee Alice Seadler November 23, 1918 - June 12, 2011 Resident of San Jose Orvalee passed away in her home after spending many healthy years providing love to an adoring family and final years in dignity under their affectionate care. She was the wife of the late Jack Seadler. Sister of Bob Fabing, deceased; and is survived by her brother, Horace Fabing, two sons, William Lomas and John Seadler, two daughters, Patty Goodwin and Peggy Decoto, ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a join any of the events to be held Friday, June 17, beginning with a visitation from 12:30-1:30 P.M. at Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA. This will be followed by a funeral service from 1:30-2:30, burial at Los Gatos Memorial Park, and celebration of her life at 5586 Harvard Drive, San Jose.
PAYNE, PATRICIA B. August 23, 1932 to June 9, 2011 Loving Mother of Francis (Marjory); Frances (James Harpst); Thomas (Janice); Michael (Sharon Becker); Mark (Susan); and James - deceased. Beloved Grandmother of John and Brian Payne, Lauren and Sean Harpst, Michelle (Adam) Saavedra, Melissa and Jennifer Payne, Connor Scott Payne and Great-Grandmother of Addison Saavedra. Pat devoted her life to peace-making and healing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to an appropriate charity in her honor.
BERRY, PEARLENE El Cajon 2/25/30 - 6/8/11 Private Services Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619)263-3141
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
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Tiburcia P. Parafina 1922 - 2011 Resident of San Leandro Dearly beloved wife of the late Cornelio Parafina. Devoted mother of Helen Hamkins, Efren .....
Brown, Pat October 10, 1921 - June 10, 2011 Born in Sausalito CA; graduated from Beverly Hills High; worked at UCLA for many years; moved to Irvine in 1975. Pat was a caring, generous lady who loved to bake cakes and cookies for the local fire station where she was known as "Mrs. B". Predeceased by husband, Harvey Brown, in 1984. Will be missed by her loving "boys", nieces, nephews, many friends and neighbors.
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PAUL R. SCHIRMER Of Hemet, CA, passed away on June 6th, 2011 after only 21 birthdays in 83 years. A Leap Year Baby of 1928, Paul was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Navy for 6 years during
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Pelagia Lobo Lumalo, a resident of Camarillo for 32 years, passed away peacefully under hospice care in Camarillo on Friday, June 10, 2011., Pelagia was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Macabebe, Pampanga, Philippines., She is survived by children, Ben, Luz, Lita, and Leah; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pelagia touched the lives of many people and will be missed dearly., Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, in the Chapel of the Hills, located in the main building at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to attend a service of remembrance at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, also in the Chapel of the Hills. Burial will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com.
Viewing: Thursday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Quiet Hour: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service, Inc., 640 N....
Phil Ellsworth Walker was born October 9, 1950 in San Francisco, CA to Sam and Virginia Walker. He was the oldest of two children. What a...
Philip Carl Silva, of Tulare, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011, his 52nd birthday. He was at home, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Cholangiocarcinoma., Philip was born June 9, 1959, in Hanford, to Stanley and Mary Jane Silva. Growing up, Philip loved to play football and run on the track team. He was known for his sense of humor, generosity, loyalty, and smile., A few of the best days of Philip's life were February 12, 1981 and August 12, 1982 when his two children, Tiffany and Travis were born. He was a loving dad, their best friend, teacher and go-to man., Philip's true passions were his work with Union Pacific Rail Road, riding his motorcycle, going to the gym, working in the backyard, going to the lake and most of all spending time with family., He reunited with the love of his life, Julie, on February 3, 2007 and married on October 9, 2009. Philip called her his soul mate. She made the last years of his life the happiest, as they built a beautiful home, family and life together., Philip is survived by his wife Julie Mattos-Silva; his father Stanley Silva (wife Marty); daughter Tiffany Stephens, son-in-law Nathan; son Travis Silva, daughter-in-law Amber; grandchildren: Blake and Mitchell Stephens; and Tysin, Katlynn, and Brooklyn Silva; step-daughters: Laura Richardson (husband Shane) and Larissa Maichrowicz; 7 siblings: Timmy Lawrence, Betty Aguiar, Danny Silva, Linda Miller (husband Paul), Vernon Silva (wife Julie), Tammy Silva, and Carl Silva, along with numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Jane Silva and brother Stanley Silva Jr., Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14th at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North H St. Tulare, followed by Recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 125 E. Pleasant Ave., Tulare, CA. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15th at St. Aloysius followed by Interment at North Tulare Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.
Pilar Gutsche, daughter of Lance and Marie Gutsche, sister of Greg Gutsche, granddaughter of Theresa Larranaga, passed away on June 1, 2011,...
RALPH EDWARD CARTER 86, Born June 25, 1924 Passed Away in Apple Valley on June 11, 2011
Richard "Dick" Hall Born August 23, 1925, died peacefully at home in his sleep June 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Yvonne, daughters Susan (Lowell) Watson, Nancy (Tom) Carroll and Carol Hall; grandchildren Alex and Nicole Watson, and Sarah Carroll; brother Hugh (Helen) Hall and many nieces and nephews. He grew up in San Francisco, ran track for and graduated from Mission HS after which he was a medic in the Navy, fighting in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Following the Navy, he trained as an electrician becoming a member of Union Local 6 of Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, working 35 years with the State of California at UC Medical Center. Among his responsibilities was the fire alarm system. During this time, he moved his bride and three girls from Pacifica to Novato, where he lived for the last 48 years. After retiring from the State, he worked another 10 years with Mayer Electric, finding himself back at UC Med Center, still working on the fire alarm system. Richard loved stamp collecting, gardening, his church, supporting his daughters in many activities, and shopping at Novato Safeway. He belonged to SIRS, Novato Garden Club, and his church's various committees. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, June 16, 1:00PM, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth Street in Novato. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis, American Heart Association , or your favorite charity., Richard "Dick" Hall Born August 23, 1925, died peacefully at home in his sleep June 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Yvonne, daughters Susan (Lowell) Watson, Nancy (Tom) Carroll and Carol Hall; grandchildren Alex and Nicole Watson, and Sarah Carroll; brother Hugh (Helen) Hall and many nieces and nephews. He grew up in San Francisco, ran track for and graduated from Mission HS after which he was a medic in the Navy, fighting in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Following the Navy, he trained as an electrician becoming a member of Union Local 6 of Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, working 35 years with the State of California at UC Medical Center. Among his responsibilities was the fire alarm system. During this time, he moved his bride and three girls from Pacifica to Novato, where he lived for the last 48 years. After retiring from the State, he worked another 10 years with Mayer Electric, finding himself back at UC Med Center, still working on the fire alarm system. Richard loved stamp collecting, gardening, his church, supporting his daughters in many activities, and shopping at Novato Safeway. He belonged to SIRS, Novato Garden Club, and his church's various committees. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, June 16, 1:00PM, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth Street in Novato. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis,, , or your favorite charity.
FIELD, RICHARD L. May 29, 1948 to June 9, 2011 Richard Field, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Pomerado Hospital. Born in Baker, Oregon, Richard moved to the Linda Vista area in 1950 and graduated from Kearny High School in 1966. He was a licensed contractor and owned his own business. Richard is survived by his sons, Ryan and Jake, their mother Becky, sister, Kathy Henry (Rick), brother, Billy, Uncle Larry, niece Kim, nephew Mike and his close friend, Arlene. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Marilyn and his daughter, Lisa. Richard impacted all those that were fortunate enough to know him. His sense of humor, positive attitude and devoted friendship will be greatly missed. A service will be held on June 17 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Rancho Bernardo, located at 11740 Bernardo Plaza Ct., San Diego, CA 92128.
1929 ~ 2011 Rigoberto Salazar nacio el 31 de Diciembre de 1929 en Zacatecas, Mexico a los Senores Fidel y Felipa (Avalar) Salazar y fallecio el Domingo, 12 de Junio del 2011 en Turlock, California a la edad de 81 anos. El velorio para los familiares y amigos del Senor Rigoberto sera el Jueves, 16 de Junio del 2011 desde las 5:00 P.M. hasta las 9:00 P.M. y el Santo Rosario empezara a las 7:00 P.M. en la capilla de la funeraria de Ivers & Alcorn localizada en el 3050 North Winton Way en Atwater, CA. La Misa de Cuerpo Presente sera a las 12:00 P.M. el Viernes, 17 de Junio del 2011 en la Iglesia Catolica de San Antonio en Atwater, CA.
CUNDARI, ROBERT J. July 26, 1940 to May 26, 2011 Bob passed away after a brief illness surrounded by family and friends. Bob was born in Chula Vista, CA and lived most of his life in El Cajon, CA. A 1959 graduate of El Cajon High School, Bob married Cecilia A. McCormick on January 19, 1963. A devout husband and father of three, Bob worked for Helix Water District for 34 years. Additionally, he was a licensed plumber for many years. Bob and his late wife Cecilia enjoyed traveling, especially going on cruises. Bob is preceded in death by his wife Cecilia of 48 years, just a month before his death. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen and her husband Tim Flood, their children Tyler and Ian; son Christopher and his partner Jim O'Donnell and their children Oliver and Gabrielle; daughter Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services to be held at El Cajon Mortuary.
Robert John Malcolm peacefully passed on in bed & woke up with the Lord. He lived in Lucerne Valley 25 yrs. & worked as an auto brake specialist; was married to his wife Betty. Survived by parents Robert Sr. & Maria; sisters, Susan, Sharon, Denise, Kathy & brother Greg.
GREGG, ROGER DALE July 13, 1949 to June 13, 2011 Roger Gregg was a resident of Bonita, California. After a courageous two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Roger passed away peacefully at his home in Bonita on Monday, June 13th. Roger was born and raised in Chula Vista and graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1967. He spent the last 35 years of his life as a general contractor. He was a successful athlete, huge sports fan, and advocate of youth sports. From 1978-1984, Roger volunteered as a little league baseball coach, then went on to coach high school baseball and football at Chula Vista High School from 1986-1994. After coaching high school sports, he had the opportunity to coach his grandson's little league baseball team. He was one of two children born to the late Richard and Sue Gregg and was the loving husband of Wynette Pickett Gregg for over 40 years. Roger will forever be remembered by his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Noreen Gregg; treasured grandchildren, Cameron and Kyle Gregg; devoted sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Clark Liedike and caring mother-in-law, Edee Urbach, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. He touched the lives of many by his generosity, intelligence and smile. Roger had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being with his family until the very end. Honoring Roger's request, services will not be held.
Ruth Evans passed on June 9, 2011, at the age of 86. She was employed as Yuma County Superior Court Clerk until she retired and moved to Hesperia to be near family in 1994. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Susan Pope, three grandchildren, Whitney Gentile, of Apple Valley, CA, Jeff Pope, of Santa Clarita, CA, and Todd Pope, of Lake Havasu, Arizona. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She will be missed.
Rachael Abundis-Pulido, 66, passed away Saturday at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Flores-Taylor., Survivors include her children; Geraldine (Anthony) Oreja, David Flores, Desiree (John) Fernandez and Rachael Pulido; 18 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; numerous brothers, sisters and cousins., Visitation will be held 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 901 West 2nd St., Benicia. Celebration of the Mass will be held 10 a.m., Friday, at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 475 East I St., Benicia., Please visit the online tribute at PassalacquaFuneralChapel.com.
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Rafael Herrera Garcia, 78, of Oxnard, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at Ventura County Medical Center., He was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Durango, Mexico, and had been a Ventura County resident for 55 years. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Chase Bros for 30 years as a foreman. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eva Palos., Rafael is survived by his sons, Mario Garcia, Arnold Garcia and Rafael Garcia Jr.; siblings, Elias Garcia, Maria Garcia, Celia Jimenez, Maria Luisa Nevarez, Amparo Nevarez, Luz Mendoza, Manuela Garcia; and his grandchildren, Joel Garcia, Ariana Garcia and Lucas Garcia, Viewing is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 500 N. Juanita Ave., Oxnard, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com. Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North "C" St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Raymond F. (Hap) Halloran Resident of Menlo Park Was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 4, 1922 the second of five boys to Paul and Gertrude Halloran. He died at the Menlo Park, Calif. VA Hospital on June 7 at the age of 89. He lived a long and extraordinary life devoted to his family, his country in military service and as a top executive in the transportation industry. At a very early age, Hap developed a lifelong passion for golf. As a teenager he managed the golf caddies at a local club, played the sport very competitively and was Ohio State high school champion in 1940. He remained active on the links well into his ninth decade. He also had an early fascination for airplanes and after Pearl Harbor joined the Army Air Force. He shipped out to the Pacific Theater in 1944 as a B-29 navigator. In a memoir published in 1999 Hap tells his remarkable wartime story: Shot out of the sky over Tokyo, stalked by a Zero pilot as he fell in his parachute, and spared by that pilot; taken to the dreaded Kempei Tai prison and beaten, tortured and starved; an inspiration to his fellow prisoners who would become friends-for-life, including Colonel Pappy Boyington and Brigadier General Robert Goldsworthy. Hap was liberated on August 29, 1945 and began a lifelong journey that saw him become the most prominent US veteran in Japan. [See www.haphalloran.com for more detail.] After the war Hap returned to his hometown, recovered from his wartime injuries and went to work for the Rock Island Railroad. After transferring to Detroit and changing from railroads to the trucking business, he met Donna Carolyn Peterman and they were married in 1953. They would soon begin their family, and through the years adopted Dan, Tim and Peggy. In 1958 Hap took a job with Consolidated Freightways (CF), the company that he would help to build into one of the great transportation companies in the country. During his early years with the company in Portland, in spite of constant business travel, Hap's children fondly recall their father's devotion to weekend road trips, fishing excursions and his instruction in the fine skills of baseball and basketball. In 1973 Hap was named executive vice president and became the company's top sales and marketing officer. He retired from CF in 1987 and became senior vice president emeritus. After the war and throughout his life Hap battled the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder. After 40 years of this, he decided to attack PTSD head-on. He was helped with travel arrangements by US ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield and made the first of many "reconciliation" trips to Japan, to what soon turned out to be great media attention and national acclaim. After a few years he had met the pilot who shot him down and counted as close friends and correspondents, Japanese historians, artists, school teachers, war veterans and fighter pilots. Hap and Saburo Sakai, famous Japanese WWII ace, became golfing buddies and Hap hosted him in California in 1992. His last trip to Japan was in 2007, as guest of producers of a Tokyo Broadcasting documentary. The nightmares had long ago ceased. Throughout the US, Hap spread his message of closure - perseverance, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace. He spoke to large military gatherings and convocations of veterans including his own beloved B-29ers, as well as local business groups, civic organizations and schools. At war-time anniversaries he was much in demand. In 1992 Boeing celebrated the B-29's 50th anniversary and, on the dais with generals and the Secretary of Defense, Hap was keynote speaker to thousands of attendees. Over the years he appeared at events and on panels with Paul Tibbetts and Dutch Van Kirk, captain and navigator on the Enola Gay. Hap delivered Pappy Boyington's eulogy at Arlington National Cemetery on January 15, 1988. Four years later, at the 50th anniversary reunion of the BlackSheep squadron, Hap was the main speaker and was inducted that night as an Honorary Blacksheep. Hap has been featured in many books on WWII flyers and the war in Japan and was extensively interviewed by Iris Chang shortly before her death, in her research for a book on prisoner-of-war experiences. Laura Hillenbrand was a friend of many years and a frequent correspondent during research for her book Unbroken. Hap has received countless awards from military and civic organizations. In 2001, along with former President George H.W. Bush, he was inducted into the American Combat Airman Hall of Fame. After retirement, he traveled the world, including memorable trips to Ireland searching for family roots with son Dan and to Saipan to share the sites of his World War II experiences. Closer to home he took his family to B29 reunions across the country and to air shows where he was often the featured guest. As his health declined, Hap's children helped care for him in his home until his move to the VA Hospital in 2010. Hap is survived by sons Dan (spouse Rosa) and Tim (spouse Carol, children Kate and Jake) and daughter Peggy (spouse Ivone.) Their mother Donna died in 1991. Hap is also survived by brothers Don and Mick and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. The family suggests memorial donations may be made in the name of Raymond Halloran to VA Volunteer Services #135 [GPS2365], 759 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Menlo Park Funeral Services (650-329-8022) is handling funeral arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raymond Church in Menlo Park on Friday June 17 at noon with a reception at the parish following the liturgy. Hap will be interred later this year in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Rhonda C. Jenkins, 54, of Shingletown died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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Joseph Paul Riccio "Papa Joe" Born January 9, 1919 Passed June 11, 2011 Resident of San Leandro Joseph was born in Castlefranco, Italy in .....
Richard "Dick" Hall, born August 23, 1925 in San Francisco, died June 4, 2011 in Novato, survived by his wife Yvonne; daughters Susan (Lowell) Watson, Nancy (Tom) Carroll, and Carol Hall; grandchildren Alex & Nicole Watson and Sarah Carroll; his brother Hugh (Helen) Hall of Santa Rosa, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was an electrician by trade (UC Med Center, Mayer Electric), but his passions were stamp collecting, gardening and his family. Memorial Service is 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 16, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth Ave, Novato.
Richard "Dick" Hall Born 8/23/25, died 6/4/11, grew up in San Francisco, was an electrician at UC Medical Center for 35 years, lived in Novato the last 48 years. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughters, and brother. Service is this Thursday, 6/16, 1pm, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth Ave, Novato.
Richard Jay Bosen 61, of Yuba City, passed away June 12, 2011. Born November 3, 1949. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 61 years. He was a general contractor for over 40 years. Richard lived in the moment and loved the small things in life, never getting stressed. He always knew how to relax and bring peace to others. He was family oriented, and the most loving, thoughtful, humble man. He enjoyed playing the piano and his guitar, golfing, skiing, and being in his backyard reading. He loved to be outside with his loyal dog, "Henry". Survivors include his daughters Emily Bosen-Weaver of Yuba City, and Blair Bosen of Irvine; grandson Jonathon Maguire; mother Delores Dybevik; sisters Vicki Harris and Dana Neumieller; brothers Randy and Richie Myers; numerous nieces & nephews; and life-long friend Sam Baldwin. Preceded in death by his father, Fritz Bosen. Graveside service will be at 3:00PM Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Sutter Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Fremont Rideout Health Group Cancer Center. Send Condolences at
Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, www.fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
GRIFFIN, Richard M. (Age 84) retired Lieutenant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on June 7, 2011. Mr. Griffin joined the Sheriff's Department on August 29, 1951 and retired from the Scientific Services Bureau on July 1, 1977. Services will be held at the Masonic Temple, 859 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA on June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
Richard M. Griffin, 84, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 7, 2011, at home. He was born in Inglewood, Calif., in 1926 to Lawrence and Eloise Griffin, and grew up in El Segundo, Calif. After graduation from El Segundo High School, he served in the, and was honorably discharged in 1946. Richard married Audrey Lee Bryant in 1947, and they moved to Santa Barbara, where he attended UCSB. A music major, Richard played the bass violin in various bands. In 1949, they moved back to El Segundo and then to Manhattan Beach. In 1959, the family moved to Glendora, Calif. In addition to his career with the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Richard taught Interrogation and Investigation Procedures at Mount San Antonio Junior College in West Covina. He was a member of Toastmasters International and played the trombone in the Covina Concert Band. In 1977, after an exciting and satisfying 28 years, Richard retired from the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, and he and Audrey moved to Morro Bay. In retirement, he became a member of the Morro Bay Golf Club, where he served as club president in 1986. He was also a member of American Legion Post 66, SLO, , National Rifle Association, California Homicide Investigators Association and Masonic Lodges. He spent over 30 years serving several Masonic Organizations, and his distinguished service was recognized by having received the Hiram Award in 2000. He also played violin in the San Luis Obispo Chamber Orchestra and had played bass violin with the West Coast Fiddlers for over 10 years. He had a truly generous spirit and always wanted to help and take care of people in need. He was beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and will be truly missed by all. Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Audrey; daughters Kathleen Thomas of Morro Bay and Susan Zottneck (Ron) of Upland, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Judith Taylour of Canyon Country, Calif. A memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the King David Masonic Temple, 859 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo. In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be made in his name to your favorite charity.
Richard V. Peters died very peacefully June 7, 2011 when the sun finally came out. He is lovingly remembered by many Healdsburg residents as "Mr. Peters" when he was their sixth grade teacher or principal at Healdsburg Elementary School. He was born in Priest River, ID on November 10, 1925 to George and Mary Peters. They returned to Chewelah, WA where he attended school. He joined the, in 1944 and served in Europe until he was wounded by friendly fire. He returned to Spokane, WA and attended Whitworth College where he met his future wife, Joyce Trail in the college choir. After graduation they moved to Healdsburg where he began his career at the elementary school, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, fishing, wood-working, travel and singing. He was a member of many choral groups including the Northern California Chamber Chorale and the Four Sharps Barbershop Quartet. He is survived by his wife, Joyce of 61 years, his son Eric Peters (Bobbi) Healdsburg, daughter Jann Allen (Jim Ward) San Diego; grandsons Joshua Allen, Ryan Peters (Carlee), Casie Curtis (Colin) and great grandson Carmine Curtis. A simple family graveside gathering will be held at Oak Mound Cemetery later in the summer. If desired, memorial donations to a favorite charity will be gratefully appreciated.
Richard Shizuo Yoshikawa, 91, native Stocktonian, passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2011. Born on April 15, 1920 to Nisuke & Misaho...
Robert Bernard Johnson, 58, of Redding died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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Robert Filby 86, of Yuba City, passed away June 11, 2011. A member of National Rifle Association (life member) Golden Eagle, California Rifle and Pistol Association, Operating Engineers (retired), Republican National Commitee-charter member. Survivors include two sons, Charles and Mike Filby; 6 grandchildren: Christina Ingram, Melissa Hunter, Bobbie Bernardino, Robert Filby, Michelle Filby, Adam Filby; 9 great grandchildren; and two siblings, Jerry Filby and Mary Jones. Preceded in death by his wife, Joy Filby; son, Ronald Filby; grandchild Steven Filby; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Sutter Cemetery with Paul Sorenson and Dale Wilder of LDS Church officiating. Holycross Memorial Service is handling the arrangements. Send Condolences at
Robert James Edwards, 63, of Cottonwood died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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Robert William Anderson, 81, of Vacaville, died on June 6, 2011, at his son Gary's home in Vacaville after a long illness., He was born on April 18, 1930, in Kaw, Okla. He was a retired United States Air Force senior master sergeant for 28 years., A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 13, at 10 a.m., at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
Rolfe Ames Folsom, Jr. Was born January 6, 1925 in San Mateo, California, son of Rolfe A. Folsom, Sr. and Doris Hatch. He enlisted in the, in 1943, seeing service in Saipan, Okinawa, and Tientsin, China. He married Jeanne Rose of Logan, Utah in 1946, graduated from MIT in 1951, and raised four children in Palo Alto, California. He worked in electronics engineering in the SF Bay Area until retiring from the, /Ames Research Center in 1994. He had a lifelong love of music, singing with a barbershop chorus, the Peninsulaires from 1988 to 2007. He died in Palo Alto on June 12, 2011. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, daughter Sherri Rose-Walker, sons Steven Rolfe Folsom and Bruce Ames Folsom, granddaughter Joanie Albee-Good, and two great-grandsons.
Ronald Francis Smith, Sr., age 79 of Danbury, passed away on June 12th, 2011 at The Kent Specialty Care Center, Kent. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Marion Zuzalock Smith. Ronald and his twin brother Donald J. were born on November 9th 1931 in Glen Ridge, N.J. to Frank and Margaret Fahey Smith. The twins were raised along with their brother Kenneth W. in Bloomfield, N.J. Upon graduation from Bloomfield High School, Ron enlisted with his brother Don in the, , serving almost four years during the, . Ron was awarded the, Medal for heroic achievement while aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea. Ron met Marion at the University of Connecticut and graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor's Degree in History. Ron worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company for 30 years as an internal auditor and safety supervisor. His varied interests included a life-long love of music, leading him to a career with his brother Don in music management. They managed the local quartet "The Highlights" as well as the New Jersey girl group "The Angels". A member of the Democratic Party, Ron served on the Danbury Common Council for several years. Ron was assistant coach for his son's Castro Convertible Little League team and a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and its "Golden Dome Bakers". In addition to his wife Marion, Ronald is survived by his brother Kenneth W. of Greenwich Village, NY; daughter Karen M. and Anton Luttenberger of Great Barrington, MA; son Ronald F. Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Sherman Oaks, CA; daughter Wendy A. of Santa Monica, CA; and mother-in-law Florence W. Zuzalock, age 101. Grandchildren are Aaron and Eli Luttenberger; Molly, Dakota and Sasha Smith; and great granddaughter Harlow. The Divine Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday June 17th, 10am in St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT with the Rev. John Cigan officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 16th from 5-8pm at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury. The Parastas service will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald's memory and honor can be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or St. Nicholas Byzantine Church of Danbury.
Ron Prescott passed away on June 7, 2011, at his residence in Simi Valley after a courageous battle with cancer., Ron was born on June 10, 1937, and was raised in Detroit, Mich. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and earned his MBA at Wayne State University. After 16 years working as a marketing manager for the AC Delco unit of GM in Detroit, Chicago, and Cincinnati, he moved his family to Southern California in 1976, continuing as Regional Manager until his retirement in 1987. He then founded RJ Prescott & Associates, consulting in marketing until his death., Ron married Joan (JJ), the love of his life, on April 8, 1995, and they moved to Simi Valley in 1996. Since 2007, Ron developed a love of teaching and became an adjunct professor at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, teaching marketing courses to a large number of admiring students. Ron is a member of the Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge, Westlake Business Connections, and previously was active in the Westlake Village Sunrise Rotary Club, and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed entertaining, trips with JJ, spending time with his friends and family, and tasting/collecting great California wines., Ron was preceded in death by his father, Myrell, in 2007, and his brother, James, in 1994. He is survived by his loving wife, JJ; mother, Geraldine; stepdaughters, Meagan Bennett and Amber Banuelos, and their children, Landon, Kiera, and Connor; daughter, Nancy Prusha; sons, David and Jeffrey; and grandchildren, Chelsea, Jessica, and Ryan., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge located at 2786 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. There will be a reception following the service at the Lodge Hall., In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Wellness Center in Westlake Village. Ron will be sorely missed by his family, friends, students, and all those who knew him.
Rose M. Murad, age 82 of Danbury, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital, Lake Worth, FL. Miss Murad was born in Boston, MA, September 24, 1928, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Taylor) Murad. A resident of Danbury for the past seventy years, she attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School-Class of 1946. She was a retired secretary for the former Larsen, Durgy and Melillo accounting firm and later Melillo and Mitchell. Miss Murad was a member of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury and of its Ladies Guild. She is survived by three brothers, Elias Murad of Dubois, PA, Mitchell Murad of Plymouth, Mass., and Peter Murad of Newtown; three sisters, Sadie Bailey of Danbury, Sophie Gradia of Wellington, FL and Jeanette Bowman of Peachtree City, Ga.; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In addition to her parents, Miss Murad was predeceased by a sister, Anna Knapp. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury with the Rev. Jean Younes, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at St. Anthony Church on Saturday from 9 am to 10 am. Contributions in Rose's memory and honor may be made to St. Anthony Church. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
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Longtime Sebastopol resident, Rowland Gale, 83, died at home June 8, 2011. Born in New York in 1927, He was a Veteran of the, , a 26 year IBM employee and a local realtor. Beloved by many, he will be sorely missed. Survived by his wife of 63 yrs, Isabel - four children, five grand-children & two great-grand-children. Services to be held at Pleasant Hill Chapel, 1700 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Roy Davis was born on March 8, 1929, in Rogersville, Tenn., to Jess M. Davis and Velvo Price Davis., He married Peggy Price and came to Travis Air Force Base in 1950, staying in Fairfield and raising three children., In 1981, Roy married Elizabeth ("Betty") Venning Darling., Roy retired after 30 years with AT&T. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Fairfield Fire Department for more than 50 years, leaving with Badge #1. He enjoyed following his son, Scott's, hockey games and was an honorary team member. Roy enjoyed camping and, in later years, traveling in his RV., Roy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jess and Velvo Davis; his brother, Coy Davis; his sister, Juanita Spivey; and his son, Scott Davis., He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son, Larry Davis of Sacramento; daughter, Linda Ames of Modesto; two stepsons, Paul Darling of Fairfield and Darrold Darling of Lincoln; three grandsons, three step-grandsons, three step-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Perry and Frank Davis of Rogersville., There will be a graveside service for family and close friends at 11 a.m. at Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery, 1707 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield, Calif., to be followed by a reception in the church Social Hall. Both services will be held on Friday, June 17., Memorials are suggested to Solano History Exploration Center, 1925 San Clemente St., Fairfield, CA 94533; Community United Methodist Church (CUMC), 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533, or your favorite charity., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com.,
RUBY KATHLEEN ZORRERO Went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2011, while at her home in San Jacinto, California, at the age of 84. Ruby was born March 29, 1927 in Monroe, Louisiana. She is survived by her son, Hector Zorrero; two daughters, Rose Cisneros, and Dorothy Carver; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Family and friends are invited to attend the services on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00am at Villa del Monte Mobile Home Park in San Jacinto, California.
Rudolph S. Salvini Resident of Alameda March 22, 1925 - June 7, 2011 Rudolph Salvini, jazz musician, band leader, husband, friend, father, grandfather and genuinely nice guy died Tuesday from complications of cancer; he was 86. A native of Oakland, Rudy began playing the trumpet in the fifth grade and soon after started his own dance band. A long time Union 6 member, Rudy had the fortune of playing with many talented musicians for over fifty years. After a stint during World War II in the Army Air Corps band, Rudy returned to San Francisco State University and received his Bachelors in Music and teaching credential. He taught K-8 music in the Pacifica School District until his retirement in 1985. In 1954 Rudy started the Rudy Salvini Big Band. The band found great success in an era when Big Band music was considered passé and, in 1958 was invited to play at the inaugural Monterey Jazz Festival. This was the first of his many appearances. Rudy's eclectic and long career allowed him to play with many greats, including: Dave Brubeck, Mel Tormé, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Turk Murphy, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader to name a few. It was Rudy's long time association with the musicians of the Bay Area that inspired him and led to the longevity of his career. Rudy's band rehearsed for over fifty years at the union hall in San Francisco, and it was the mutual admiration held by many of the Bay Area's great musicians that motivated their dedication to his band. Rudy also continued to play gigs up until the last month of his life. Rudy is survived by his wife Erna, his step-children and their spouses, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be missed by not only his family, but his many friends and fellow musicians. A celebration of Rudy's life will be held on June 26, at the Elks Lodge in Alameda at 2pm. Please RSVP by email to, . Donations can be made in Rudy's name to Musical Fund Society, 116 9th St. San Francisco, Ca. 94103. Santos-Robinson Mortuary San Leandro 510-483-0123
Russell Briggs, 99, of Anderson died at Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Ruth Cowart, born in Macon, Georgia July 5, 1921, passed away in Santa Rosa on June 12, 2011 at 89. Wife of the late Robert E. (Bob) Cowart. Mother of Jackie Fox of Laguna Hills, CA, Bob "Bud" Cowart and his wife Kum Tae of Rohnert Park, and Sue Poncia and her husband Pete of Willits. Ruth is remembered by 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her brother, sister and granddaughter. Ruth lived in Petaluma from 1945 to 2001. She was married to Bob Cowart for 48 years. Together they established Cowart Well Drilling, now run by their son. Her family would like to thank Bot Alicdan and the staff at Betsy's RCFE for their kind and loving care. Friend and family are invited to attend the Funeral Service, Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Visitation after 9:00 a.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of your choice, or to your favorite charity.
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Shirley E. Bjerke, 89, passed away June 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born in Ryegate, Montana on August 16, 1921 and graduated from the University of Montana with an instrumental music major. Her love of music has influenced three generations. She was a 40 year resident Azusa, CA and worked many years at the City Library. Shirley and her husband Harlan loved the High Desert so much that they retired to Apple Valley, where they enjoyed 18 years. Harlan preceded her in death after 61 years of marriage. Shirley is survived by daughters Sonja Shaughnessy of Boise, Idaho and Sandra Ziser of Las Vegas; grandchildren Jan Shaughnessy of Boise, Tamara Rohleder and Brian Ziser of Las Vegas, Glenn Ziser of Nashville, Tenn.; twin great-grandsons Jacob and Jaden Rohleder, and Kaitlyn Shaughnessy Buckles. Burial will be in Victorville.
Shirley Kay Griffin passed away on June 9, 2011, surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly at the Valley Crest Residential Care Center in Apple Valley, California. Shirley was born on October 3, 1936 in Craig, Missouri to Paul and Florence Griffin. She moved to Victorville with her parents and her eight brothers and sisters in 1942. As reported by staff at the University of California at Irvine in 2007, Shirley is believed to be the oldest living female with Downs Syndrome, which is a testament to the unique and special individual that she was. It is believed by her family that it was the nurturing environment in which she was raised and lived until her death that helped her reach this milestone. Shirley was known by all who met her as a happy, loving woman with child-like attributes. She cherished her family, her friends, music and art. She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Victorville, singing in the choir and active in the Methodist Youth Foundation for most of her life. She enjoyed attending college at the Victor Valley Junior College and working for the J.O.B. Program and for Innovative Business Practices. She was awarded several ribbons for her paintings at the San Bernardino County Fair. Shirley is survived by two sisters, Virginia Laprise of Apple Valley; Dorothy Seals (husband Jack) of Jess Ranch; three brothers, Willis Griffin (spouse Dawna) of Apple Valley; Carl Griffin (spouse Jackie) also of Apple; and Gary Griffin (spouse Diane) of Springfield, Utah. She is also survived by many, many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Florence Griffin; sister Wilma Galey of Citrus Heights, California; Floris Ann McMahon and her husband Jack of San Bernardino; Lila Lee Gossard and her husband Gordon of Victorville. A viewing will be held at the Victor Valley Mortuary on Monday, June 13 2011 between the hours of 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and a celebration of life is scheduled for June 14, at Victor Valley Mortuary at 10:00 am. Interment immediately following at Desert View Cemetery in Victorville. The family and extended family wishes to thank the entire staff of Valley Crest for the wonderful, loving care Shirley received while in their care. The kindness extended to Shirley and to our entire family will never be forgotten. It is because of this exemplary care that we are asking, in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to the Valley Crest Employee Fund, 18524 Corwin Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307.
Stephen Lynn Lowe, 62, entered into eternal life on May 16, 2011 at the University Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. He is reunited with his father, Vernon D. Lowe; and his youngest brother, Andrew Lee Lowe Sr., who went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2011. Steve was born on August 3, 1949 in Los Angeles, Calif. He loved baseball and was voted most valuable player in his senior year at Charter Oak High School in Charter, Oak. He was offered a baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox's in 1967 but turned the contract down to join the, during the, to serve with his fellow Americans. After finishing his term in the Navy, he met and married Beverly Birge. Steve worked as a machinist and owned and operated his own trucking business, Lowe & Sons Trucking with his youngest brother, Andrew L. Lowe Sr., in San Dimas, before moving to the high desert in 1990. He is survived by one son, Sunny Lynn Lowe of Yermo, Calif.; one daughter, Brandy Ann Short of Russellville, Arkansas; mother, Darlene C. Lowe of Yermo, Calif., his ex-wife, Beverly Birge of Russellville, Arkansas. He also leaves four granddaughters, Elena, Kristen, and Alyssa Lowe, and Kourtnie Fernandez of Yermo, Calif.; and four grandsons, Preston and Dylan Lowe, and Sabastian and Noah White of Russellville, Arkansas. Other survivors include a brother, Terry D. Lowe and his wife, Joni of Placerville, Calif., Lowell R. Lowe and his wife, Brandy of Daggett, Calif.; sister, Cynthia Long and her husband, Jeff of Claremore, Okla.; sister-in-law, Doreen Anne Lowe of Newberry Springs, Calif.; ten nephews, seven nieces, 23 great-nephews, and 18 great-nieces. Steve's greatest love was his children and grandchildren and family. He will be greatly missed, but never will be forgotten as he will remain in our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Desert Springs, 34805 Daggett Yermo Road in Daggett, Calif.
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Sandra L. Perez June 24, 1959 ~ June 8, 2011 Sandra L. Perez passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on June 8, 2011 at the age of 51, much too soon. Sandy leaves behind her daughters, Myisha and Aleta; her son and daughter-in-law, DJ and Leean; her 5 grandchildren, Davonte, Devyn, Elijah, Josiah, and Gabrielle; her father, Willie; and her niece, Nila, who all loved her very much. Born in Philadelphia but spent most of her life in Daly City, Sandy was well known for her spirit and outspoken character - she was a firecracker. Sandy dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren and put off her desires to travel for many years. However, now that her children were grown with children of their own she began to take some of the trips that she dreamed of and she was enjoying life to the fullest. Sandy touched the lives of countless people during her many years working at Jefferson and Westmoor High Schools. She will be remembered as a strong woman, with a big heart, that was devoted to her family and a great friend who will be truly missed. May she rest in peace knowing she is loved dearly. Services will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Duggan's Serra Mortuary in Daly City. The viewing begins at 4:00pm with a celebration of her life at 7:30pm followed by a light reception.
Sandy (Sonny) McFall born in Buffalo Ney York, age 68 passed away suddenly June 5, 2011. He presided in the Ventura County area for 45 years., Sonny is survived by his loving wife Christine, daughter Susan son-in-law Peter, son Sandy daughter-in-law Cheryl. Also papa is survived by his beautiful grandchildren and his precious dog "Gizmo". He touched many lives and will be missed tremendously., Services will be held June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church on Las Posas in Camarillo.
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McConnell, Sharon Lee October 26, 1945 ~ June 9, 2011 Sharon Lee Mc Connell, a resident of Battle Ground, WA for eight years, passed away June 9, 2011. She was born on Oct. 26, 1945 in Whittier, CA to Geneive Louise (Butler) and Emerick Takacs. Sharon graduated from El Monte Union High School and Mt. San Antonio College in California. A longtime resident of Orange County, CA until her retirement in 2002. She worked for the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey, CA for more than 32 years as a Senior Programming and Systems Analyst. Sharon was a member of D.A.R., Gluten Intolerance Group of S.W. Washington, and Clark County Master Gardeners. She attended Battle Ground Four Square Church. She enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, sewing, and genealogy. Sharon is survived by her husband of 35 years, Paul; her step-sons, Jeffery of Reeds Spring, MO and Allyn of Columbia, IL; step-daughter, Stephanie of Westminster, CA; and granddaughters, Alexis of Lawndale, CA and Allyson and Abby of Columbia, IL. There will be a Celebration of Life service in Ridgefield, WA and internment will be private in California. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Sharon's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (
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Louie H. Sherriffe, Sr. De. 5, 1918 - June 9, 2011 Resident of Oakland, CA Louie H. Sherriffe, Sr. was born on December 5, .....
Socrates "Soc" Ordaniel Salas At rest in San Francisco June 12, 2011. A native of Nabas, Aklan, Philippines. Loving husband of Marietta De Los Reyes Salas. Loving father of Radford (Kyoko) Salas, Michelle ( Cecilio Sanchez) Salas, and Sharolyn Salas. Cherished grandfather of Nathan Salas. Dear brother of Annalee Salas Jimenez. Survived by members of the de los Reyes, Jimenez, Mejorada, Abellon and Carnice families. He was member of the Knights of Colombus and Nabas Assosiation. Friends may visit from 4pm - 9pm Thursday and 9am - 9pm Friday with a Vigil service Friday 7pm at the Chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11am Saturday at Church of the Epiphany followed by Committal services at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at
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Sue Jane Leung, 64, passed away peacefully at home in Vacaville with her family at her side on Friday, June 10, after a long battle with cancer., She was born on March 29, 1947, to Wing Yee Tse and Sook Wan Seto in China., In 1956, her family moved to Hong Kong in order to flee the Communist rule. She then immigrated to the United States in 1963. During high school, she befriended a new student who later introduced her future husband, James, her friend's brother. She graduated from Vacaville High School in 1968. In 1969, she graduated from Heald Business College with a certificate in bookkeeping and then began her career in banking in San Francisco at the Bank of Montreal., She married James in San Francisco on July 3, 1971, and moved back to Vacaville where she worked for Wells Fargo Bank while James completed his master's degree in engineering at the University of California, Davis. In 1973, they moved to Sunnyvale, Calif., when James began his career in engineering., Sue came back to Vacaville in 1979 and purchased Hong Kong Restaurant and began her second career as a business owner. She continued operation of the restaurant which was established in 1964 by her father-in-law, Jimmy Y. Leung. She sold the restaurant in 1988 much to the disappointment of her many customers, who, even to this day, reminisce about the delicious food they enjoyed in her dining room., After James' retirement in 1996, she traveled with him extensively around the world. She was fond of cruises and trips to Reno, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. She enjoyed day trips with her girlfriends to Cache Creek and Thunder Valley. She enjoyed playing mahjong, gardening and country line dancing., After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006, she lived courageously. She found tremendous comfort and strength from her faith in God throughout her trials and suffering. She was an incredible example of bravery and courage to her family and friends in her determination and will to fight her disease., Sue is survived by her husband of 39 years, James Shui Man Leung; brothers, Anthony Tse of San Francisco, Terry Tse (wife Ling Ling) of Colma and Tommy Tse (wife Pamela) of San Francisco. She will be missed dearly by her children, daughter, Lucinda Hsu (husband Paul) of Fremont; daughter, Sabina Chang (husband Kenneth) of Singapore; and son, Lawrence (wife Melanie) of San Francisco. She was beloved by her grandchildren, Matthew, Jackson, Ella, Davis, Leanna and Derek; and her faithful dog, Cotton., She was preceded in death by her parents, Wing Yee Tse and Sook Wan Seto; sister, Elaine Leong; and brother, Yau Yin Tse., A funeral will be held on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that gifts be made in honor of Sue Jane Leung to the Solano County chapter of the American Cancer Society .,
Suzanne Josephine Canepa, 70, of Lodi, California, passed away in Chinese Camp, CA on May 29, 2011 at her daughters home. She was born to her...
TRACY E. HICKS Passed away June, 1, 2011. Born on June 20, 1966 to Joseph and Dorothy White. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Robert Hicks Jr; Daughter, Tiffany E. Hicks and son Darian A. Hicks and 3 sisters, Vivian E. Estrella Roca, Leslie M. Chang and Lisa A. White. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Andre C. White. Services will be held June 9, 2011 at noon at Tillman Mortuary and she will buried at Riverside National Cemetery.
Theodora G. Lescoulie, nee Wuertemburg, 94, of Belleville, Ill, born Feb. 25, 1917, in Los Angeles, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Dammert Geriatric Center at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill., Mrs. Lescoulie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bernard J. Lescoulie, whom she married Sept. 11, 1938, and who died Sept. 21, 1992; a daughter, Caroline Johnson; and her parents, Theodore and Grace Marie, nee Smith, Wuertemburg. Surviving are a daughter, Janine V. Lescoulie, of Belleville, Ill.; two granddaughters, Marci (Cliff) Fitts, of O'Fallon, Ill., and Marlo (Jeff) Matz, of Harlingen, Texas; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice., Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com., Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo. Entombment will be at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo., Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Tom passed away unexpectedly on June 8, 2011 at the age of 47 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a resident of Santa Rosa for the past 28 years where he worked as a precision machinist throughout Sonoma County. At the time of his death he worked for IDEX Health & Science LLC as a Senior Machinist for the past 9 years. Tom was born in Anaheim, CA on February 5, 1964 and was raised in Eureka, CA. He attended Cutten Elementary, Winship Junior High and graduated Eureka Senior High class of 1982. He continued his education at College of the Redwoods attaining his skill as a precision machinist. Tom grew up on Walnut Drive in Cutten. In his youth, Tom was a member of the BSA pack 28, played baseball on the Cutten/Ridgewood Baseball League, belonged to the Junior Bowling League, and was a Junior Cadet of the Civil Air Patrol. When in Junior High he was Team Manger of the Basketball and Track teams. During his High School Years, Tom had many interest. One was taking his ATV out to the beach and letting it go. As an adult living in Santa Rosa, Tom would always find something new of interest. A couple of things that would surprise many; like taking cooking classes and Salsa Dancing lessons. Tom loved going to the City (SF) on the weekends to have fun; dancing, baseball games, museums, and more. Tom was preceded in death by his father Jack Bethurum and his oldest brother Steven Bethurum. He survived by his mother Carol Bethurum, brother Timothy (Becky), sister Julie Vaughan of Eureka, CA, niece Jennifer Bethurum, nephew Ethan Vaughan , niece Rachel Bethurum, along with many relatives in the Eureka and Sacramento, CA area. Tom also leaves behind extended family and special friends in the Santa Rosa Area; Dean Olsen, Matt Zukowski, Courtney Neeson, Bill Sweatt, Jim Bell, Rosio, the IDEX crew and the many friends he had met while living and working in Santa Rosa. Tom is loved by so many and will be extremely missed by all of us. He was a special son, a hero to his brother and sister, an awesome uncle and a best friend. There will be a visitation held at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday June 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will also be a celebration of Tom's life for family and friends. Please join us for this gathering after the visitation at the home of Dean Olson, 8144 Grape Ave., Forestville, CA from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom's name to your favorite charity. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
Thomas Eugene Griffiths June 25, 1936 - May 29, 2011, Thomas Eugene Griffiths, a popular radio/TV personality and newspaper executive whose career spanned more than 50 years in East and West-Coast media, passed away last week in California of cancer. He was 74., Tom was born to Eugene and Therese Griffiths (Adams) on June 25, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Shaw High School and briefly attended Kent State University before entering the U.S Army in 1954. In the late 1950s, Tom became a popular and well-known radio announcer and TV personality in Cleveland, Denver, and Rochester, N.Y. While on assignment for WHEC radio in Rochester, Tom was the first radio reporter on the scene at the Attica Prison Riots for the Mutual Radio Network., In 1960, Tom married Stephanie Irene Zielinski and in the mid-1970s Tom transitioned from radio to the newspaper promotion business as an executive for the Gannett Company at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and later at the Ft. Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel. By 1984, Tom and his family moved to the Los Angeles area, where he worked as a senior executive for the Daily News, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and the Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles., Tom was also a member and one-time president of the International Newspaper Promotion Association (INPA). Tom also enjoyed acting part-time, and was a voice-over professional who performed in countless radio, TV and movie productions including "Almost Famous," "Pearl Harbor," and "O Brother Where Art Thou." Tom was a Boy Scout leader, avid angler, wood worker, writer and musician who loved Jazz and Big Band arrangements. He also volunteered feeding the homeless people of Ventura County for 17 years., Tom is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Stephanie Irene Griffiths, and four children: Thomas G. Griffiths (Cheryl), Tracy Ann Griffiths (Gary Straus), Terri Granard (Ryan) and Tamara Griffiths-Krausen (Jared); four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., Tom was lovingly laid to rest on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary in Westlake Village. At Tom's request, donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org ("Eli's Wheels") - Please see http://www.Ring14.net for details.
Thomas Pete Smith passed away in Stockton on June 9, 2011 at the age of 62. Born in Hemet, CA to Edith and Orie Smith. He served his country...
Toby Little 39, of Olivehurst, passed away June 11, 2011. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 4-6pm at Holycross Memorial Chapel. Graveside service will be at 2PM Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Sierra View Cemetery.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak, California for Todd Bihlman, 84 of Live Oak, California. He passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at River Valley Care Center in Live Oak, California. Todd was born November 14, 1926 in Marysville, California. He was a life long resident of Live Oak having farmed his entire life. He served in the United States Air Force during, and was stationed stateside. He was well known for his hard work ethics. Todd enjoyed hunting, water skiing and snow skiing. He worked with the Little League, coaching and umpiring for many years. He served on the Live Oak School Board for many years and was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Live Oak. He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Irene Bihlman; and 2 sisters: Betty Seymour and Georgene Bihlman. Todd is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorene Bihlman of Live Oak, California; 2 sons: Greg (Susan) Bihlman of Live Oak, California and Jim (Kathy) Bihlman of Dover, Arkansas; and 2 daughters: Janet (Barry) Rosman of Rocklin, California and Lynne (Doug) Bashford of Boise, Idaho. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Pastor Hank Plumlee will officiate at the services. Inurnment will be held at Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak, California. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences to
1968-2011, Todd was released from this world on June 11, 2011., Born Todd Christopher Martak on June 19, 1968, in Peoria, Ill., Todd was a sweet soul from the very beginning. Sensitive to his surroundings and others, he added joy to the lives of all who knew him. Todd was an incredible caretaker of his older brother Chip, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and preceded him in passing. His gentle nature, sharp wit, and kind heart touched many along his journey., Upon graduating from the University of California San Diego in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in economics, he developed an extreme interest and talent in computer science, and continued on to earn his A+, N+, MOS, MOM, MCP, MCSA certificates. Todd showered those he knew with his affection, humor, commitment, and soft spirit. He was an avid reader, a philosophical thinker, and enjoyed exchanging intellectual conversation. Todd held a unique connection with animals, and was kind, gentle, soft-hearted, quiet, witty, engaging, thoughtful, and caring. He carries with him the deep and unconditional love he knew from his wife and stepson, and all those blessed with the opportunity to know him., Although he left this world too soon for his loved ones, he has now received the peace he sought for a lifetime, and has earned his place in eternity. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisette, and his stepson, Jake; mother and father, Marcia and Michael Martak; grandfather, James J. Durbin; grandmother, Connie Martak; uncles, James and Robert Durbin; cousins, James and Kristen Durbin and Tara Davidson; second cousins, James, Garrett, and Mitchell Durbin, and Ashley and Brooke Davidson. Memorial, Services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cottage Residential Center, SBCH Foundation, P.O. Box 689, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, 805-879-8980., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
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Margaret Young September 14, 1925 - June 13, 2011 Margaret Young, 85 of the Wasco/Bakersfield area for the past 70 years, passed away at her residence on June 13, 2011. Her visitation and viewing will be Thursday, June 16, from 2pm-8pm with the family meditation/ wake from 8 pm-9:30 pm at Beloved Care Funeral, 115 18th St,. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 am at St. Paul COGIC, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Bakersfield, CA. Interment will immediately follow in Wasco District Cemetery Wasco, CA. For additional service information call (661) 631-2825. Services Entrusted To: Beloved Care Funeral service
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1921 - 2011 Verna Lucille Higgins, 89, of Redding, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Willow Springs Alzheimer's Care Center from complications of a stroke. Verna was born in Hudson, Wisconsin, December 6, 1921 to Alma and Walter Cronk. She met and married the love of her life, her husband Harold "Hal" F. Higgins, Jr., while they were both serving overseas during World War II. Verna served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in The United States, North Africa, and Italy during World War II, and was very proud of that service. She and her family moved to Redding in 1961 from The San Fernando Valley, CA. Verna worked for the City of Redding for 19 years and retired as the first female Purchasing Officer for the City in 1980. She was a member of The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Retired Public Employees' Association of California, and Women in Military Service for America. Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Hal" F. Higgins, Jr., her sister Florence Johannsen, her brother Alfred Cronk, and her parents Alma and Walter Cronk. She is survived by her only child, daughter Lynn Thompson (Buzz) of Manton, CA, her granddaughter Michelle Klein (Andy) of Akron, OH, her great-granddaughter Brittany Landon of Mt. Shasta, CA, her "baby sister" Barbara "Bardy" Johnson, of St. Joseph, MI, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be at McDonald's Chapel on Monday evening, June 20th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Rosary being said at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be said at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Redding on Tuesday, June 21st, at 10 a.m., by Father George. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at Redding Memorial Park following the church services. The family asks friends and family to celebrate her wonderful life with them at the Hospitality Room at McDonald's Chapel following the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, Verna and her family ask that donations be made to St. Joseph's Educational Fund, Mercy Hospice, or Nor-Cal Chapter 111 Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association. Verna's family would like to thank the amazing staff of Willow Springs Alzheimer's' Care Center in Redding for their loving care of Verna over the past two years. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Chapel in Redding.
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Chief Seattle once said, "There is no death, only a change of worlds." On June 11, 2011, in the company of her loving family, God called Virginia, our beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and best friend, to make that journey. She's home now, suffering no more., A lifelong resident of Oxnard, Virginia was born on Oct. 1, 1925, to Rodolfo and Candelaria Garibay. She worked 45 years with the Sisters of Mercy at St. John's Regional Medical Center. Her first love was her family, cooking for them and making certain everyone was fed. Traveling to Hawaii, camping with friends, visiting the casinos and stocking the freezer with vegetables from the family garden, also made her happy., Virginia is survived by her sons, Paul Parong (wife Mary), of Seattle, Wash., and Frank Parong, of Oxnard; four grandchildren: Thomas Hayzlett, Christine M. Hayzlett, Mariah D. Chappell and Malia (husband Ben) Hass; seven great-grandchildren: Anthony Hayzlett, Dana Hayzlett, Addison Chappell, Drew Chappell, Duncan Chappell, Scarlett and Gauge Runey; one great-great-grandchild: Maleah Alexis Joy. Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alex C. Parong, in 1999; her daughter, Mary Alexine Hayzlett, in 1978; brothers, Richard and Albert Garibay; sisters, Isabel Duarte and Dorothy Pina., The family would like to thank the wonderful people from Assisted Home Hospice, Maggie Penny and Rocio Rodriguez, also, a very special thanks to Sister Rosa Cervantes from the Sister's Servants of Mary, Oxnard, Calif. Thanks go out to the late Dr. Stephen Rigberg and staff for the loving care provided to our mother., Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. For maps and directions to ceremony locations, and to sign the families online guest book, 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.
April 3, 1926 - June 1, 2011 Bill passed away June 1, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center due to complications from a fall. A native Californian Bill was born in Los Angeles to Will-Tom Truitt and Joseph Frederick Bartmess, April 3, 1926. After father's death in 1931 Will-Tom married Harry Petersen Scott. Harry became "Dad" to Bill. Will-Tom, Joseph and Harry are all deceased as is Bill's infant sister, Allie Belle. Bill graduated from Santa Barbara High School, 1943, and immediately joined the Navy Aircorps. He was fortunate in being able to participate in the V-5 and V-12 programs. 1946 Bill was honorably discharged. He continued his education and in 1947 obtained a BA in Economics and Business, University of Washington, Seattle. At a later date he received Master's Degrees in Accounting and Taxation, Golden Gate University San Francisco. 1954 Bill received his CPA License from the State of California. About the same time, while employed by the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen he underwent training in Chicago and became one of the pioneers in the use of computers in the business world. He worked in many companies in California, Oregon and Washington implementing this new technology. Bill's hobbies included wood-working, tinkering with his MG and long hikes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains--including reaching the peak of Mt.Whitney. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy, and their six children. William B. Scott Jr, (Bett) Coronado, CA,; James Christopher Scott (Jo Anne) Coronado, CA.; Robert Howard Scott (Anita) Fresno, CA.; Lawrence Holsall Scott (Linda) Walnut Creek, CA.; Joellen Louise Morris (Paul) Alamo, CA.; Bruce Griffin Scott (Jill) Rogue River, Oregon. Also 12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. As per his request Bill was cremated. A Celebration of Life gathering to be held at a later date. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 901 West Main Street-Merced, Ca. 95340. For further information please call 1-209-722-6201.
Born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on 7/11/31. Passed on 5/31/11. After retirement, he considered Golf his job. He was a member of Spring Valley Lake Country Club. He was loved by all his family & friends and especially by his wife Betty Lou. A Celebration of his life will be on July 23rd, at the Community Building in Spring Valley Lake from 11am-2pm.
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James R. Wayne 1953 - 2011 Resident of Oakland Rev. Wayne passed in Reno, NV, 6/5/11. He leaves behind wife Teresa, and family, of .....
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Alan A Weinzirl, 59, formerly of Lodi, died Nov. 17, 2010. He was born July 12, 1951 in Mobridge, S.D. Mr. Weinzirl was a carsales .....
Wilbur Beckwith passed away Saturday, June 11, while fishing at Lake Casitas. He was 94 years young., He was born, raised, and lived in Santa Paula his entire life. Wilbur was the fourth generation of Beckwith farmers in Ventura County. His family originally settled here in the 1870s and began farming lima beans and walnuts. Wilbur was born Dec. 26, 1916, and was brought up on a ranch near where the Todd Road Jail is now located. The little house where he was born and his family lived in is still there., Wilbur (known as "Bill" to many) was the third generation Beckwith to attend Briggs School. While at Santa Paula High School, he played some football and was a pole vaulter for the track team. He graduated high school in 1934 and attended U. C. Davis where he took agriculture classes., After Davis he came home to Santa Paula and began working for his father and grandfather on the Beckwith farms. In 1940 Wilbur married the love of his life, Nadine Cowden. Wilbur took over the farming with the passing of his father and grandfather. He farmed Beckwith property until his retirement at age 62 (in 1973) when he sold the last of the farm land. But he continued to work part-time for Burpee Seed Company, now Pan American Seed, well into his eighties. He routinely helped out during spring planting and fall harvest. Wilbur also helped out with special projects any time a good man who could work with his hands was needed., Some of Wilbur's earliest and fondest memories were of hunting and especially fishing with Grandpa Del Beckwith. Grandpa Del had a small cabin up on the Rincon and the entire family would spend weekends and vacations there. The fishing in those days was really something! Wilbur loved nothing better than vacationing with his family. He especially loved the Sierra's where the family would camp, fish, and water ski., After retirement, he and Nadine bought a motor home and toured most of the Western U.S. Over the years he never tired of fishing at Lake Casitas. He was a five time member on the "Wall of Fame" picture board at the Casitas Boat Rental Shop. His prize catches over the years were a 6 and a half pound trout, an 8 and a half pound bass, and two bass that weighed 10.2 pounds. He loved giving Randy a hard time at the bait shop. Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Nadine, and his sister, Virginia Russell., He is survived by his daughter, Karon Webb; son, Bill; son, Gordon (wife Maggie); five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and ten nieces and nephews. He was a model for all of us who knew him. One of his nephews recently said Wilbur and Nadine had a perfect marriage; they never once had an argument. Wilbur missed his wife Nadine a great deal over the six years she has been gone. They are now together again where they can continue their love affair., Viewing will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Funerarias Del Angel/Stetler Mortuary in Santa Paula. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Pierce Brothers Cemetery in Santa Paula.
In Loving Memory of WILLIAM "BILL" KLEIN Happy Father's Day Bill. We miss you and your singing. We will always love you. Lil, Sandy, Denise, Joe, Nephews and Nieces
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Col. William G. Crocker, 86, of Suisun City, died on Monday, June 6. He was born on April 26, 1925., A visitation will be held on Monday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at noon at Fairfield Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, www.fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
William J. Murtha, Jr., Aka Bill, Billy, Wild Bill Feb. 28, 1965-June 3, 2011 Resident of Campell Bill passed away suddenly in his family home in Campbell with his dog Millie by his side. Beloved son of Bill & Linda of Campbell, brother of Julie Geraci & Ellen Rivera Gardner (Colin) of Gilroy. Dearest uncle of Tim, Ryan & JP. Oldest grandson of Colleen Porter. Loving nephew and cousin of many. Beloved friend of Mamie Lopez & family of Sunnyvale. Bill was born in San Jose and raised in Campbell where he attended St. Lucy School (79), St Francis High School (83) and graduated Cum Laude from SJSU (94). A proud member of the elite St. Francis football team #72, CCS Champs (82) with a record of 24-2. Bill was a member of the Tomcats Flying Club enjoying building & flying gas airplanes and foamies & fishing with his Dad at a very early age & was an avid diver. Bill was an Inventory Control Specialist working for UPS (7yrs), Fedex (5) & Ingram Micro (5). Thank you to the members of AA for your support. A memorial Mass will be held on June 17, 11:00a.m. at St Lucy Church, Campbell. Donations may be made to your favorite charity in Bill's name.
Kresich, William John November 14, 1923 - June 10, 2011 William John Kresich was born on November 14, 1923 to John & Anna Kresich & sister Donna. He died June 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Renate, son John (Peggy), daughter Carmen (Jeb) and 4 grandchildren, Nicholas, Rachael, Nicole and Jack. He was preceded in death by his son Geoffrey. He graduated from LA High School and attended college at Lake Forest, IL, UCSB and USC where he graduated & was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII, personal highlight protecting our coast from Santa Monica to Malibu. Subsequently, Bill went to Europe touring on his motorcycle. He ended up spending 14 years, settling in Germany where his children were born. He returned to So. California in 1966 and spent the next 35 years in Tustin. Bill was a member of the Croatian-American Society. Dad was a man who was a non-conformist, had his own opinions, who wasn't afraid to recreate himself, improvise when necessary and enjoyed working. In respecting Bill's wishes, a private, family memorial will be held. http://miller-jones.candleboxapp.heroku.com/obituaries/show/4df5424a36a0040001000016