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CARBONI

Barbara 'Bobi' Jean (McKinney) Moritz Carboni

Barbara "Bobi" Jean (McKinney) Moritz Carboni passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, Valentine's Day in Auburn.

She was the oldest of seven children. She grew up in Esparto, and graduated from Esparto High School.

Bobi is survived by her eight children, Frank Jr. Merritt and wife Sarah of Woodland, Francis Marie Wright and husband Michael, Sumer Dawn, Dakota and Tara Carboni of Sacramento, Jason and Matthew Carboni of Olivehurst, and Robi Carboni of Santa Rosa; grandchildren, Edwin, Mason, Andrew and Bryce; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Parents are Rodney and Janet Moritz now residing in Missouri. Brothers are Michael McKinney of Woodland, Thomas McKinney of Idaho, and Joe Moritz and wife Leah of Sacramento. Sisters are Liz Contreras and husband Raymond of Woodland, Cathy McKinney of Woodland, and Anna Moritz of Oregon.

Contribution may be made to Loaves and Fishes. She will be missed dearly.

Services was held Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at Loaves and Fishes, 1321 North C Street, Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 25, 2004.)

CARDENAS

Vincent F. Cardenas

Vincent Franco Cardenas of Woodland died May 20, 2002, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 46.

He was born in Woodland on Nov. 5, 1955, to Ascension Cardenas and the late Manuel Cardenas. He was a lifelong resident of Woodland.

He was a truck driver, and last worked for Topete Trucking. He loved to travel and he collected miniature sailboats.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Manuela Cardenas.

He is survived by his mother, who lives in Woodland; sisters, Mary Reyna of Gridley and Susan Cardenas of Woodland; nieces, Mary Reyna of Woodland, Aurora Betancourt of Richmond and Manuela Reyna of Oakland; nephews, Adalberto Betancourt of Richmond and Israel Anaya of Woodland; uncle, Robert Macias and his wife Mela of Woodland; and aunt, Katie Macias of Woodland.

He is also survived by numerous other family and friends.

A vigil will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Rosary Church, 503 California St., Woodland. The funeral mass will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Holy Rosary Church, with interment following at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 22, 2002.)

CARINIO

Jimmy C. Carinio

Jimmy C. Carinio died unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 2002, at age 58.

Born Jan. 6, 1944, in the Philippines, Mr. Carinio was the son of Modesta (Ngayan) Carinio and the late Narciso Carinio. He was a Woodland resident for 34 years. He was employed at California Cascade for the past four years as a custodian. He attended church at the Kingdom Hall in Yolo. According to his family members, "he was an avid fisherman and played the harmonica and accordion."

Mr. Carinio is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Carinio and Clifford Carinio and fiancé Jessica Ogne of Woodland; daughter, Rowenalynn Carinio of Woodland; brothers, Francisco Carinio and wife Dorotea and Fred Carinio and wife Zennie, all of Woodland; sisters, Lolita Carinio and Ulpiana Angel and husband Benjamin, all of Zamora.

A vigil service is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

The funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 02, 2002.)

CARINIO

Modesta "Moding" Ngayan Carinio

Modesta "Moding" Ngayan Carinio died at her home in Zamora Monday, May 2 at age 96.

Mrs. Carinio was born Nov. 2, 1908 in Navotas, Laoag City, Philippines. She had been a Yolo County Resident for 39 years. She was a housewife.

Survivors include Mrs. Carinio's daughters, Lolita Carinio and Ulpiana Angel; her sons, Francisco and Alfred Carinio; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Narciso Carinio; her sons, Primo and Jimmy Carinio; her parents, Prospero and Delfina Carinio and her brothers, Tiburcio, Agapito, Vivencio and Joe Carinio.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with interment to follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 08, 2005.)

CARLSON

Denice A. Carlson (1st of 2 obituaries)

Denice A. Carlson, born June 17, 1956 went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Denice had a warm smile and was loved by all who knew her. Denice was born in Kansas City, Kansas on June 17, 1956, and moved to Woodland at the age of two weeks. She was raised in Woodland and spent her childhood as an active member in the Young Life Groups. After graduating in 1974 she married and became an Army wife, traveling extensively and spending many years in Germany. She was active in various churches where she was known as Miss Denice to the many children she taught in Sunday school. Not only did she teach young children in Sunday school, she also spent many years home schooling her own children. After moving to and making her life in Denton, she became very involved in the Southmont Baptist Church where she was employed for many years as the Church Secretary. Denice was a loving mother who is survived by her two children, daughter Nichole Duke and her husband Lynn, and son Grant Carlson both of Denton, Texas. She is also survived by her parents Harold and Betty Roberts of Paradise, sister Darla O'Shea and husband George of Denton, Texas, stepsister Phyllis Deats and husband Ed of Sacramento, Kelly Yasbeck and Gary of Sacramento, stepbrother Les Roberts of Woodland and her uncles Eugene Crowdis and wife Betty of Richardson, Texas, Donald Crowdis and wife Siri of Springlake, N.C., Russell Crowdis and wife Margaret of Ft. Worth, Texas and Edward Crowdis of Ft. Worth, Texas, and also a niece and four nephews. Her extended family includes a young man named Marcus French, who she loved like a son, and his wife Jennifer. Denice was preceded in death by her grandparents, her father, John Moffett and her older sister Deborah Ann Snow. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Southmont Baptist Church, 2801 Pennsylvania Drive, Denton, Texas with Dr. Larry Reynolds, officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be donated to Southmont Baptist Church Children's Ministries. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home of Denton, Texas assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 11, 2005.)

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Denice A. Carlson (2nd of 2 obits.)

Denice A. Carlson died in Denton, Texas Wednesday, June 8 at age 48.

Mrs. Carlson was born in Kansas City, Kan. June 17, 1956, and moved to Woodland at the age of two weeks. She was raised in Woodland and spent her childhood as a member in the Young Life Groups. She graduated from high school in 1974. She taught Sunday school in various churches. In Denton, she was a member of the Southmont Baptist Church where she was employed for many years as the church secretary.

Survivors include Mrs. Carlson's daughter, Nichole Duke and her husband Lynn; her son, Grant Carlson all of Denton, Texas; her parents, Harold and Betty Roberts of Paradise; her sister, Darla O'Shea and her husband George of Denton, Texas; her stepsisters, Phyllis Deats and her husband Ed of Sacramento, Kelly Yasbeck and her husband Gary of Sacramento; her stepbrother, Les Roberts of Woodland; her uncles, Eugene Crowdis and his wife Betty of Richardson, Texas, Donald Crowdis and his wife Siri of Springlake, N.C., Russell Crowdis and his wife Margaret of Ft. Worth, Texas and Edward Crowdis of Ft. Worth, Texas; a niece; four nephews; and Marcus French and his wife Jennifer. She was preceded in death by her father, John Moffett; her sister, Deborah Ann Snow and her grandparents.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Carlson's name be directed to Southmont Baptist Church Children's Ministries, 2801 Pennsylvania Drive, Denton, Texas 76205.

Services: A funeral service was held June 11 at Southmont Baptist Church in Denton, Texas with Dr. Larry Reynolds officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home of Denton, Texas assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, June 12, 2005.)

CARLSON

Eileen J. Carlson

Eileen Johnson Carlson died at her home in Davis on Nov. 7, 2002, at age 78. She was born on July 10, 1924.

She was the daughter of the late Harry and Mignon Johnson of Dixon. She was born and raised in Dixon and graduated from Dixon High School in 1942. She worked in Dixon and Lake Tahoe before marrying Stephen Carlson in 1947.

She devoted her life to raising her two daughters. She also raised many horses and numerous dogs.

She was an avid gardener, an accomplished horsewoman and an active member of the Yolo County Horsemen's Association. Her giving spirit will be remembered by her many friends and loved ones.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Carlson of Davis; her daughter and son-in-law, Kristi Carlson and Sam Wells of Mendocino; her daughter and granddaughter, Terri Carlson and Teal Flanigan of Cambria; her best friend, Babe Rayn of Dixon; her sister and brother-in-law, Gen and Bud Spurlin of Sacramento; and her brother, Don Johnson of Dixon.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Yolo Hospice in her name.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 11, 2002.)

CARLSON

Joan Carlson

Joan Carlson died at her Davis home on Oct. 11, 2003, of cancer. She was 69.

Born in New Jersey to a military family, she spent her early years in Kansas, North Carolina, Texas, Panama, Germany and California. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from San Jose State University in 1957. Before moving to Davis in 1965, she spent three years living in Argentina.

She was active in the Davis League of Women Voters, the Design Alliance and the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum.

She is survived by her husband Robert and son Roland of Davis, sister Judy Ziegler of Santa Cruz, brother Jack Whiteside of San Jose, sister Jean Munro of Cottonwood, Ariz., and many friends.

At her request, a public memorial service will not be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 15, 2003.)

CARLSON

Joe Carlson

A memorial service for Joe Carlson will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 1715 Anderson Road.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," January ?, 2003.)

CARLSON

Syril Harriett Carlson

Syril Harriett Carlson of Davis died peacefully on April 25, 2005, in the care of her family, Yolo Hospice and the nursing staff at University Retirement Community in Davis. She was six days short of her 87th birthday.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive.

Born Syril Harriet Roseberg in Toronto, Canada, on May 1, 1918, she was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, by her parents, David and Tillie Roseberg. She attended Case Western Reserve in Ohio, majoring in biochemistry.

She met and married Sanford Zeiger in 1941 in Cleveland. The young couple moved to Los Angeles and had three children, Elaine, Richard and Spencer.

She worked in the medical field most of her life, first as a laboratory technician and medical assistant. She moved to Marin County in 1967 and lived there for more than 25 years. While in her 60s, she returned to school, earning a bachelor's degree from Dominican College in Marin County and a master's degree in psychology and education from the Wright Institute in Berkeley.

After obtaining her marriage and family therapy license, she joined Family Service of Marin County, launching their gerontology program. She continued to work with senior citizens after she moved to Davis in 1995.

She remained active with seniors all of her life and volunteered with residents in the skilled nursing and assisted living units at University Retirement Community.

Active in the arts, she supported local art and music programs, and frequently hosted events in her North Davis home for UC Davis arts programs.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Sanford Zeiger, Samuel Futterman and R. Lee Carlson.

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lockhart-Mummery of Los Angeles; son Richard Zeiger and his wife Jane of Davis; and son Spencer Zeiger of Anchorage, Ala.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Matthew, Aaron, Sarah, Benjamin, Henry and Moses.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Yolo Family Service Agency, 455 First St., Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday April 27, 2005.)

CARMEAN

Jack Courtney Carmean

Jack Courtney Carmean died in his home Friday, April 19, 2002, at age 74.

Born March 3, 1928, in Pawnee, Okla., Mr. Carmean was the son of the late Forest and Lavella Mae (Hicks) Carmean. He was a 1946 Woodland High School graduate. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Davis. After retiring as an auto mechanic for 50 years, he relished his fishing and camping along the Northwest coast of United States. When he wasn't enjoy the outdoor experiences, he enjoyed gardening at his home.

Mr. Carmean is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma (Baumbach) Carmean of Woodland; daughter, Susan Baraias and husband Carlos, also both of Woodland; son, Wesley Carmean and wife Karen of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Nicholas Baraias of Woodland, and Michelle and Kelly Carmean of Reno, Nev.

The family has made private arrangements.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616 in his behalf.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 30, 2002.)

CARO

John Anthony Caro

John Anthony Caro died unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2003, at his home in Davis. Born on Feb. 18, 1923, in San Francisco to Jose and Josephine Caro, he was 79 years old. He was one of four children born to the couple.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. While stationed in Australia, he met his wife, Doreen L. Clark. The two were married on July 18, 1945. Soon after, he was separated from his wife and son for one year until they were reunited in San Francisco, where they lived for two years.

The family lived briefly in San Mateo and Redwood City before moving to San Carlos in 1948; they remained for the next 50 years and raised their four children there.

He owned and operated John's Barber Shop in San Carlos where he had many loyal and regular customers. He loved his work immensely and continued to cut hair long after his retirement. In 1998, he and his wife moved to Davis to be closer to family. He was an active member of the VFW and American Legion in San Carlos.

During his retirement years, he enjoyed working on his home and yard. He especially enjoyed his dog Shina. He was described as a loving husband, father and grandfather who was very devoted to family. He will be greatly missed by family and all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Caro. He is survived by his wife, Doreen L. Caro of Davis; sons, Joseph C. Caro of Torrance, Michael J. Caro and his wife Elizabeth of Portland, Ore., and Mark L. Caro and his wife Genevive of Cupertino; and daughter, Suzanne M. Gaskins of Davis. He is further survived by his granddaughters, Megan Plachy and her husband Roman of Davis and Melissa Caro of Cupertino; and two sisters, Dorothy Tomei of Palo Alto and Anita Serrato of Sunnyvale.

Friends are invited to attend a visitation Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass Christian burial will take place at St. James Catholic Church at 14th and B streets in Davis on Friday at 11 a.m. with a burial to follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 25, 2003.)

CARR

William G. Carr

A memorial service for William Gale Carr will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at 470 Kentucky Ave. in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of November 14, 1999.)

CARRASCO

Marcos C. Carrasco

Marcos C. Carrasco passed away on Monday, Aug. 28, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born on Feb. 15, 1933, he was 67 years old.

Mr. Carrasco was a resident of Winters, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and worked for Hunt's cannery for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Avila G. Carrasco; children, Marcos Antonio of Winters, Veronica of Elk Grove, George of Novato, Polita Gonzales of Winters, and Rick of Chico; sisters Genoveva Armendares, Socorro Romero and Enedina Carrasco, all of Mexico and Ramona Abrego of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan, Matthew and Marcus of Winters, Will and Tommy of Novato, Andrew and Sammy Gonzales of Winters, Eric Roberts of Dixon and Ryan Kobler of Elk Grove.

A rosary was planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 31, 2000.)

CARRASCO

Samuel (Sammy) Brian Carrasco (1st of 2 obits.)

Samuel Brian Carrasco died unexpectedly on July 20, 2005, in Davis. He was 33.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A virtual guestbook may be signed at davisfuneral.com.

Born on Sept. 13, 1971, in Fairfield, he grew up in Vacaville, attending schools there, before moving to Davis with his family in 1992.

He worked as a cook at Cafe California for more than 10 years. Most recently he worked for Carefree Building Services in Davis.

Known as Sammy, he loved to spend time with his uncles, often going fishing on Putah Creek and at Lake Berryessa. An artist and musician, he enjoyed playing guitar for family and friends.

He was described by his family as a private and introspective person, as well as a generous man who could be counted on whenever anyone needed help and who could find the good in anyone.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace Robert and Vernita E. Davis.

His is survived by his son, Raymond Carrasco of Woodland; mother, Rebecca Davis Fransway of Davis; father, Albert Carrasco of Davis; sister, Rachel Ottlinger of Davis; and brother, Nathan Carrasco of Vacaville.

He is also survived by an aunt, Barbara Smith of Vacaville; uncles, Larry Davis of Davis, Mike Davis of Winters, Richard Davis of Woodland and Bryron Davis of Florida; a nephew, Michael Ottlinger III of Davis; and numerous cousins.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 25, 2005.)

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Samuel ("Sammy") B. Carrasco (2nd of 2 obits.)

Samuel Brian Carrasco died unexpectedly July 20, 2005, in Davis. He was 33.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A virtual guestbook may be signed at davisfuneral.com.

Born on Sept. 13, 1971, in Fairfield, he grew lived in Vacaville, attending schools there, before moving to Davis with his family in 1992.

He worked as a cook at Cafe California for more than 10 years. Most recently he worked for Carefree Building Services in Davis.

Known as Sammy, he loved to spend time with his uncles, often going fishing on Putah Creek and at Lake Berryessa. An artist and musician, he enjoyed playing guitar for family and friends.

He was described by his family as a private and introspective person, as well as a generous man who could be counted on whenever anyone needed help and who could find the good in anyone.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace Robert and Vernita E. Davis.

His is survived by his son Raymond Carrasco of Woodland; mother Rebecca Davis Fransway of Davis; father Albert Carrasco of Davis; sister Rachel Ottlinger of Davis; and brother Albert Carrasco of Vacaville.

He is also survived by an aunt, Barbara Smith of Vacaville; uncles Larry Davis of Davis, Mike Davis of Winters, Richard Davis of Woodland and Bryron Davis of Florida; and a nephew, Michael Ottlinger, III, of Davis; and by numerous cousins.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 25, 2005.)

CARRICO

Clyde Frank Carrico

Clyde Frank Carrico died at his home on Monday, April 21, 2003, at age 82. He was born on July 9, 1920, in Oakesdale, Wash., to Clyde Virgil and Ada Frank (Luffman) Carrico, both of whom predecease him.

Mr. Carrico was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He came to Yolo County in 1978 and worked for a number of years as a barber in Woodland.

Mr. Carrico is survived by his wife of 35 years, Estela (Bazan) Carrico; sons, Ricky and Richard Young, and Michael F. Carrico of Davis; Paul A. Carrico and Robert Lee Carrico of Woodland; daughter, Jannie Marriea Carrico and her husband, Victor M. Padilla of Sacramento. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kiana Marie Carrico and Victor M. Padilla Jr. of Sacramento. Other survivors include an aunt and uncle, Tommy and Larry Caspell of Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Young.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Carrico's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento, Calif., 95815. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Interment will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. Deacon Ed Kull will be officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, April 27, 2003.)

CARRION

Alfonzo Ramos Carrion

Alfonzo Ramos Carrion died at UC Medical Center in Sacramento Wednesday, June 1 at age 83.

Mr. Carrion was born May 21, 1922 in Vacaville. He had been a Yolo County resident for three years and a resident of Arbuckle for 57 years. He was a farmer for many years in the Arbuckle area. Mr. Carrion was the past Master of the Arbuckle Masonic Lodge No. 182 from which he received his 50 year pin, a member of the Scottish Rite, a supporter of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento and a member of the Arbuckle United Methodist Church.

Survivors include Mr. Carrion's wife, Juanita Carrion also of Woodland; his daughter, Laura Dutra of Folsom; his sons, John Carrion of Colusa and Al Carrion of Yuba City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Ted and Frank Carrion of Woodland and Willie Carrion of Florida.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Carrion's name be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, 95817, Attn: Donation Department/Judy Peralta.

Services: Memorial services is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 8 at the Arbuckle United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow services at the Arbuckle Cemetery. McNary Moore Funeral Service of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 7, 2005.)

CARRION

Diego Ramirez Carrion

Diego Ramirez Carrion passed away on Jan. 21, 2003, in Vallejo, Born on Oct. 2, 1929 in Marchal de Lubrin Almeria, Spain, he was 73 years old.

A resident of Vacaville for 42 years, Mr. Carrion worked for American Home Foods for 26 years as a lineman and Basic Vegetables for seven years.

Mr. Carrion is survived by his wife of 46 years, Isabel; daughter and son-in-law Gloria and Jose Gomez of Winters; son and daughter-in-law Ernie and Shannon Carrion of Winters; grandchildren Jessica and Danny Gomez of Vacaville and Shawnea Carrion of Chico and Christopher Carrion of Winters; great-granddaughter Jocelyn Zavala of Vacaville; sisters Juana Carrion Ramirez of Spain, Ana Maria Rubio of Winters and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Carrion in 1961, his mother, Magdalena Carrion in 1981 and his great-granddaughter Alicia Zavala in 2000.

Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003 with a rosary recited at McCune Garden Chapel.

A Catholic prayer service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at McCune Garden Chapel. Father Oscar Guttierez of St. Mary's Catholic Church presided. Interment followed at Fairmont Memorial Park in Fairfield.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 30, 2003.)

CARRION

Frank Martin Carrion

Frank Martin Carrion died in Woodland Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at age 48.

Born Feb. 25, 1954, Mr. Carrion was a native of Woodland. He attended Woodland High School. He was quite an accomplished floral designer, according to family members. He completed his horticulture studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Mr. Carrion previously was the owner and operator of University Flowers in Santa Barbara. Family members reported, Mr. Carrion was an avid Oakland Raider and San Francisco Giants fan. He enjoyed playing softball, riding motorcycles and treasured his Harley Davidson Model collection. He also loved music.

Mr. Carrion is survived by his parents, mother, Ann Brown, father, Frank R. Carrion and his wife Shirley, all of Woodland; and children, Alicia, Tony, and Kyle Carrion, all of Greeenville, S.C.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alanibay and Karrisa; sisters, Sharon Fiddler of Acton, Diane Monroe of Southlake, Texas; brother, James Carrion of Camarillo; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at United Methodist Church, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; or the charity of the donor's choice.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 25, 2002. A photograph of Mr. Carrion is included in this obituary..)

CARRION

John R. Carrion, Jr.

John R. Carrion Jr. died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at age 86.

Born April 3, 1918, in Vacaville, Mr. Carrion was the son of the late John Sr. and Antonia Carrion. He was a Woodland resident and a longtime Arbuckle resident. He worked at Mare Island as a crane rigger. He and his wife moved to Arbuckle where they raised almonds. Upon retiring from farming, he went to work for the Arbuckle School District. Later, he and his wife relocated to Woodland. He was a member of the Arbuckle Masonic Lodge 182 and the Odd Fellows.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Julie Carrion of Woodland; sons, Allen Carrion of Arbuckle, and Richard Carrion of Sacramento; brothers, Ted and Alfonzo Carrion, both of Woodland, Willie Carrion of Florida, and Frank Carrion, also of Woodland; uncle, Joe Garrido of Arbuckle; grandchildren, Jan, Bryan, David, Anthony, and Jonathon Carrion; great-grandchildren, Brad Long, Trevor Kilgore, Nikki Carrion, Jenna Kilgore, and Osten Carrion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 19, at McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Arbuckle Methodist Church. Burial to follow in the Arbuckle Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 19, 2004.)

CARRION

Julia Machado Carrion

Julia Machado Carrion passed away at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 at age 85.

Mrs. Carrion was born March 17, 1919 in Winters at Sky High Ranch in the Olive District. She was a Woodland resident and a former Arbuckle resident. As a young girl she loved to read and take long walks. She collected glass birds and dolls as a hobby. She enjoyed her yard, with many camellias and roses.

Julia married John R. Carrion, Jr. of Winters on Sept. 26, 1941. She worked at Mare Island during World War II as a riveter with her sister Connie. From there, they moved to Arbuckle, where they farmed almonds for many years. Later she took a job at the Arbuckle School District until she retired, at which time they moved to Woodland. She was very active in Eastern Star and the Rebekahs, which she enjoyed very much.

She is survived by her sons Allen Carrion and his wife, Barbara, of Arbuckle, and Richard Carrion, of Sacramento; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Carmen Borden, of Vacaville, Toni Ishtertz, of Woodland and Marian Kammerer, of Winters; also many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carrion, Jr. and her sisters, Frances Ramos, Mary Ramos, Lola Ramos and Connie Azuar.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 21. A funeral was held on Monday, Nov. 22, at Arbuckle Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Arbuckle Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.

McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 25, 2004.)

CARROLL

Frances Whitman Carroll

Frances Whitman Carroll, founder of the International Friendship Committee and a Davis resident for more than 50 years, died July 2, 2003. She was 84.

Born Sept. 18, 1918 in Sacramento, the second of four children, she grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula and graduated from Palo Alto High School. She attended the University of Washington at Spokane, then joined the Red Cross at the start of World War II. It was while she was stationed in Tucson, Ariz., that she met and married Floyd Dale Carroll.

After the war he completed his doctorate at UC Berkeley, then accepted a position as a professor of animal science at UC Davis. They spent the next 54 years together in Davis, until his death in 1998. She moved briefly to Monterey in 2001, returning early this year.

Fran's greatest joys were being with people and traveling, her family said.

She volunteered and entertained on and off campus, and during sabbaticals abroad. She founded the International Friendship Committee, a group to help international students at UCD adjust to life in a new country. She also devoted time to public health organizations, and was particularly interested in helping young women improve the quality of life for themselves and their children through Planned Parenthood.

Fran and her husband traveled extensively during sabbaticals in Sri Lanka, Hawaii, Chile and Australia, visiting more than 20 countries in all. In Honolulu they found what they called their "special place" -- after retiring, they split their time between Hawaii and Davis, where they both enjoyed spending time with students and friends.

She had an indomitable spirit and a kind and hopeful word for everyone, her family said. Never one to complain, she focused instead on encouraging others with her compassion and humor. Her sister Ann called her a "social director," always planning trips and activities that are now treasured memories for those who took part.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Rich Richardson of Gilroy, and her sister Ann Kilborn of Medford, Ore.

At the request of the deceased, no memorial service will be held.

Donations may be made in memory of Frances and Floyd Carroll to the Animal Science Memorial Fund. Checks should be made payable to "Regents of the University of California," and sent to Department of Animal Science, attention: department chair, UC Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis CA, 95616-8521.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 18, 2003.)

CARROLL

George L. Carroll

George L. Carroll of Baker City died after a five-month illness Friday, July 19, 2002, at age 77.

Born Sept. 29, 1924, in Oklahoma City, Okla., Mr. Carroll moved to Baker City with his family when he was seven years old. He attended Baker schools and joined the Navy during World War II. He married Mary Williams on Feb. 17, 1946, in the old Christian Church in Baker City. They had four children and raised their family in Esparto. He was a meat cutter by trade. He retired in 1986 after working 25 years in the same market. He and Mary moved back to Baker City in July 1992.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Carroll; daughters, Maggie Emmett and husband Ken of Idaho, Patti Carroll of Sacramento and Dolores Carroll of Baker City; son, James of San Diego; grandchildren, Kathleen Arenas and husband Antonio, Robert Carroll and Laura Carroll, all of Baker City, Kristen Carroll of Vacaville, and Danielle Yates and husband Dave of Sacramento; and three great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside service was conducted at Mount Hope Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 14, 2002.)

CARROLL

Hazel Carroll

"Sacramento Bee," Monday July 16, 1917.

BURY WOODLAND GIRL

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 16 - The remains of Miss Hazel CARROLL, who died here Saturday, will be buried to-day at 5 o'clock. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Carroll. She had been ill for several months.

(The preceding obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

CARROLL

Margaret M. Carroll

Margaret M. Carroll died in Capay Valley Thursday, May 1, 2003, at age 92.

Born April 2, 1911, in Butte, Mont., Mrs. Carroll was the oldest of four children. She graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula and taught high school English in Montana until her marriage to Edward Carroll in 1940. They moved to Ventura where her husband started his medical practice and lived there from 1940 to 1988. They moved in Santa Rosa in 1988. She lived at Oakmont Gardens for 10 years before moving to Capay Valley in 1998.

Survivors include her children, Greta Taber and husband Harmon of Capay, Hugh Carroll of Los Angeles, Nadene Carroll and husband Ron of Santa Rosa, and Jerome Carroll and wife Jeanne of Dover, N.J.; grandchildren, Brook Carroll of Los Angeles, Erin Carroll of San Luis Obispo, Victoria Drake of San Luis Obispo, Elizabeth Drake of Santa Rosa, and Jamie, Jonathan and Jennifer Carroll of Dover, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be directed to Esparto Library, 17155 Yolo Ave., Esparto, 95627; or the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Laferty & Smith Colonial Chapel of Santa Rosa.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, at Star of the Valley Church in Santa Rosa. A memorial Mass is scheduled to be said at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Martin's Church in Esparto. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, May 06, 2003.)

CARRUEGO

Zoila Carruego

SERVICES TODAY, June 26, 2004

Zoila Carruego: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

(Memorial service announcement from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 26, 2004.)

CARTER

Andrew "Tim" Carter

Andrew "Tim" Carter, a former resident of Davis, died on July 12, 2003, at his home in Etna in Siskiyou County's Scott Valley.

Born May 17, 1941, he died at home following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 62.

He was born in Berkeley where his father, Harold Dean Carter, was a professor of educational psychology at UC Berkeley. His mother was Jean Elizabeth Timberman Carter.

Carter lived in Davis for many years. He was a skilled carpenter, handyman and general contractor.

He was active and popular in a local 12-step program and helped many people. A lifelong bachelor, he lived in a house of his own design in West Davis that was dominated by a spacious workshop and his large collection of tools. He had a keen sense of humor and many enthusiasms from boating to do-it-yourself projects.

He moved from Davis more than 10 years ago to pursue mining ventures. At the time of his death, he was well known in Scott Valley as a general contractor.

He will be missed by his many friends.

Carter is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Peggy Carter of Manhattan Beach, and their two daughters, Barbara and Sarah.

A memorial service was held July 24 at the Scott Valley Grange Hall in Greenview.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 30, 2003.)

CARTER

Davie Donald "Claw" Carter

Davie "Claw" Donald Carter died in Woodland Saturday, Aug. 27 at age 39.

Mr. Carter was born April 5, 1966 in Woodland. He was a life-long Yolo County resident.

Survivors include Mr. Carter's daughters, Sylvia and Kirsten Carter and his grandmother, Cathy Carter. He was preceded in death by his father, Davie LaVerne Carter and his grandfather, Vern Carter.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Carter's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with Reverend Elmer Prout officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 9, 2005.)

CARTER

Dorothy "Dotty" Ruth Carter

Former Davis resident Dorothy Ruth Carter died April 28, 2003, in Saddlebrooke, Ariz. She was 87.

Called "Dotty," she was born May 11, 1915 in Belleville, Ill., to Louis Phillips and Cecelia Eugenia Zerweck. Due to maternal illness, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Nell and Paul Carter in Nashville, Ill.

Dotty Carter attended De Pauw University for two years, then transferred to the University of Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree in history in 1939.

She then returned to Nashville to teach high school. There, she met Russell Carter, to whom she was married for 63 years, until his death in 2001. Following her husband during his career with NCR, she lived in seven cities, including Davis, before moving to Saddlebrooke in 1989 to be near family.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine Plagmon of Belleville.

She is survived by two sons, L. Phillip Carter and daughter-in-law Colleen and John Z. Carter and daughter-in-law Lori of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Kristin Carter Pesqueira and her husband Victor of Tucson, Melinda Carter and John P. Carter, both of Washington, D.C., Chad Carter of Phoenix, Ariz., Matthew Carter of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Erin Carter of Lansing, Mich.; step-grandchildren, Shanna Gliss of Phoenix and Chris O'Brien of Denver; a great-grandchild, Lindsey Pesqueira of Tucson; a great-step-grandchild, Michael Gliss of Phoenix; and a niece, Sue McCoskey of Marion, Ill.

Dotty Carter served as president of the Naval Wives Club at Harvard University, president of the Denver Newcomers and regent of the Des Moines DAR. Known for her enthusiasm, generosity and fun-loving nature, she enjoyed spending time with friends, playing bridge and golf, and reading.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Lawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to make a donation to a favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 1, 2003.)

CARTER

Everett Carter

Everett Carter, who had the scholastic epiphany that homegrown optimism determined 19th century American literature and yet was a personal fan of the eternal pessimist Mark Twain, died of viral pneumonia on Nov. 23, 2002, in Davis. Born in New York City on April 28, 1919, he was 83.

A versatile scholar and educator who served the University of California as an administrator at the Davis campus, for the Office of the President and in France, Carter was also an expert on Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Poe and William Dean Howells.

His book, "Howells and the Age of Realism" was awarded the Commonwealth Gold Medal for nonfiction.

Following graduation from high school in New York City, Carter attended UCLA to earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in English, finishing in 1947. While an undergraduate in the late 1930s, he met his future wife of 62 years, Winifred Cecile Doudna. They married in 1940.

As Carter continued through graduate school, his wife supported the family by teaching, while he brought in income by writing song lyrics for Universal Pictures as well as writing publications for employees and the public for Southern Counties Gas Co.

His first faculty job was at Claremont Men's College where he taught for three years before joining UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in 1949.

During his career, Carter was given several national honors that advanced his scholarship. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to live in Switzerland in 1952-53, where he wrote the Howells book that won him the Commonwealth Gold Medal in 1954. Later, he was awarded another Guggenheim in 1961-62.

He also had Fulbright grants to study at the University of Copenhagen in 1954-55 and 1961-62, and the University of Strasbourg in 1966-67. He attended the Nice Seminar in American Studies in 1957-1961 and 1966. He also received a scholar grant to attend the University of Hyderabad in India in 1964.

After eight years at UC Berkeley, Carter was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University for a year in 1958.

In 1959, Chancellor Emil Mrak brought Carter to UC Davis to serve as the campus' first vice chancellor, and on occasion, as acting chancellor. The vice chancellor position was created by Mrak as part of his effort to develop Davis into a general UC campus.

The UC Office of the President came calling in 1964, when Clark Kerr named Carter first as his special assistant in 1962, and then to the position of university dean of research in 1964, which he held for a year.

After his administrative stint during the '60s, Carter returned to the Davis campus to teach and write. He wrote "The American Idea," published in 1977, which set forth the hypothesis that the idea of progress and essential goodness of man determined the form of much American literature. In the book, Carter said that the styles of many of America's greatest 19th century writers were often a function of their acceptance or rejection of the official optimism of the time.

Throughout his career -- including after his formal retirement in 1989, Carter was a prolific writer and scholar. He also excelled at storytelling, and was fond of reciting short stories by Mark Twain at interdenominational holiday parties held by UC Davis Professor Emeritus Calvin Schwabe and his wife.

A lover of culture and art, Carter was an opera buff who regularly attended the San Francisco Opera season. He and his wife also enjoyed living in and visiting France and Italy. Later in his career, he spent two two-year stints directing UC's Education Abroad Program in Bordeaux.

"He was a bit of a Francophile, an old-fashioned gentleman, and someone who appreciated good wines and good food," said colleague Michael Hoffman, professor emeritus of English.

Survivors include his wife Cecile of Davis; two sons, Dale and his wife Barbara of Sacramento and Timothy and his wife Joclyn of New York City; three grandsons, Jeremy of Santa Rosa and Jonathan and Ben of New York; and a granddaughter, Rachel Mayer.

No memorial service is planned.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 12, 2002.)

CARTER

H. K. Carter

Death of H. K. Carter

H. K. Carter, who has resided for the past nine years on what is known as the Gould vineyard, just east of Davisville, across the S. P. tracks, died early Monday morning after a few days illness. However, the old gentleman had been rapidly failing for a long time. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Dorrance from the late residence with songs by Messers Robson, Covell and Miss Mabel Philliber, Mrs. C. A. Covell, and his remains were laid in the Davisville cemetery.

H. K. Carter was born in Syracuse, N. Y., and was 79 years and 4 months of age. In his native State he married, 53 years ago, Miss Hester Ann Trakey.  He came to California in 1856, with his family.  He resided in San Francisco about one year, removing to the Territory of Washington, where he remained about four years, before returning to San Francisco and Oakland.  Between the two places he made his home thereafter until coming to Davisville, nine years ago. To them, but one son was given, Leroy T. Carter who still akes (sic) his home with his parents.

For many years Mr. Carter has made a specialty of the dried fruit business and bought for large wholesale firms.  His aged widow, especially, has the sympathy of this community in her loss of the partner who had for more than half a century journeyed with her. 

(The above obituary was contributed by a Yolo County researcher. Unfortunately, neither the name of the newspaper nor the date are known, although she believes that it was published in 1907.)

CARTER

Kathleen "Kay" Billings Carter

Kathleen "Kay" Billings Carter of Woodland passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in the Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland at the age of 85.

She was a native of Clark County, Missouri. Born on a farm Dec. 4, 1918 to the late John and Jane Carder Billings, the youngest of five children.

The family moved to Idaho in the 30's. Farmed in the Twin Falls Area.

Kathleen attended grade school and high school in Missouri and Idaho.

She met and married Dean Caster of Twin Falls, Idaho when he was home from the Airforce in December 1944. They moved to Davis, California in 1950. They had four children.

Kathleen was a member of the Community Church in Davis and was active in Church circle groups. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a life long homemaker.

She moved to Woodland in 1971 and married Sterling Carter in 1973. She was an avid Baseball fan and enjoyed playing golf in Davis and Woodland.

Surviving her are two sons, Larry D. Caster, David J. Caster and daughter, Rhonda Lee Penn, all of Woodland. Also surviving her are former husband, Dean Caster; stepsons, Raymond Carter and wife Janet of Fort Bragg and Billy Carter and wife Kay of Woodland. Nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Nieces Mavis Solhman of North Highlands, Ca., Sandra Heidrick and husband Fred of Woodland and Gwen Ann Fuller and husband Steve of Salt Lake City, Utah. Nephews, Richard and Jerry Billings of Salt Lake City.

Preceding her in death were her infant son, James Alan Caster; husband Sterling Carter in 1989; sister, Letia Stevenson; brothers, Willard Billings, Garlin Billings and Harold Billings. Stepson, Bobby Carter; nephew, Harold "Buddy" Billings; and great-nephew, Steven F. Heidrick.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2004 at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(A photograph of Mrs. Billings is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 17, 2004.)

CARTER

Leslie William Carter Jr.

Leslie William Carter Jr. died on Friday, March 28, 2003, at age 73.

Born July 31, 1929, in Sanderson, Texas, Mr. Carter had been a Yolo County resident since 1951. He attended high school and college in Texas. He was a truck driver for Jack Alves. He retired from Bernie Gorman Trucking in Yolo.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Joy Carter of Woodland; mother, Janie Carter of Sanderson, Texas; brothers; Jimmy Clyde Carter of Rocksprings, Texas, Jacky Shane Carter of Witchita, Kan.; daughters, Billie Jean Welty of Spokane, Wash., Shelly Waters of Woodland, Cynthia Townsend of Goddard, Kan., and Sherry Washington of Oklahoma City; son, Steven Smith of Woodland; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be directed to Wanda Joy Carter, 280 W. Court St. No. 18, Woodland 95695.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Carter, no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 03, 2003.)

CARY

Louise Annabell Cary

Louise Annabell Cary died on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at age 78.

Born July 18, 1925, in Aurora, Neb., Mrs. Cary had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Aaron "Bud" Cary; children, Janet Jacobo, Brenda Cary and Rudy Difuntorum, Richard Cary and wife Pat, Aaron Cary Sr., all of Woodland, Cynthia and John Horigan of Dixon, sister, Francis Nixon and husband Nick of Woodland; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Nona (Carnes) Liebhart; son, Larry Cary; and sister, Elizabeth Rust.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame 94010; and to theDiabetes Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A visitation is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, also with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Monday, April 26. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, April 25, 2004.)

CASARI

Antoinette 'Nette' Marie Casari

Nette Casari died Dec. 23, 2004 at Woodland Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Born Jan. 3, 1915 in Reliance, Wyo. into an immigrant family of nine from Yugoslavia, she resided locally for over 50 years. She arrived with her husband Fred in 1947 to live and work for Holy Rosary Parish and the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Despite offers from PG&E, Fred dedicated 30 years to Holy Rosary where all their children graduated. They lived and worked at the Old Holy Rosary Academy, a boarding school for girls of elementary through high school age. The Academy, which burned to the ground in 1952, was located on what is now the shopping center on Main Street, across from The Nugget.

She was a devout Catholic and is survived by her five children, Blanche, Marilyn, Michele, Chris and Derek; four grandchildren, Eric, Brian, Melanie and Bianca. Her grandson Aaron passed away at the age of six. She loved baby-sitting for local families and also volunteering at the Senior Center. At last year's Holy Rosary reunion, numerous alumni came up to recall the fond memories of the couple and the influence they had in their lives.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Holy Rosary Church. Private inurnment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, with her husband and grandson. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Aaron Casari Cancer Research Foundation at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108; phone (801) 584-5944 or www.huntsmancancer.org. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 19, 2005.)

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Antoinette 'Nette' Marie Casari (1915- 2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Antoinette "Nette" Marie Casari died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Dec. 23 at age 89.

Mrs. Casari was born Jan. 3, 1915 in Reliance, Wyo. She had been a Yolo County resident for more than 50 years. She worked for Holy Rosary Parish and the Sisters of the Holy Cross and at the old Holy Rosary Academy, a boarding school for girls of elementary through high school age. She also worked as a baby-sitter and was a volunteer for the Woodland Senior Center.

Survivors include Mrs. Casari's children, Blanche, Marilyn, Michele, Chris and Derek; her grandchildren, Eric, Brian, Melanie and Bianca. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred and her grandson, Aaron.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Casari's name directed to the Aaron Casari Cancer Research Foundation at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108; phone (801) 584-5944 or www.huntsmancancer.org.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 22, 2005.)

CASILLAS

Arturo Crisanto Casillas

Arturo Crisanto Casillas died June 26, 2005, at Sierra Healthcare Convalescent Hospital in Davis. He was 79 years old.

Born March 13, 1926, in Jerome, Ariz., he helped build ships during World War II. In later years, he was employed as a laborer.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Slyvia Roman.

He is survived by his brother, Alfonso Casillas; and his sisters, Elisa Padilla, Lidia Robles, Elvira Cuevas and Soledad Casillas.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home. Interment is at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 1, 2005.)

CASILLAS

Isabel Garcia Casillas

Isabel Garcia Casillas died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital, Woodland, at age 92.

Born Feb. 23, 1908, in El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Casillas was the daughter of the late Candelario and Dolores (Chavez) Garcia. She had been a Yolo County resident for 42 years. She also resided at San Fernando Valley resident and worked for Paramount Electronics as an assembly line worker, making television sets and other electronic products.

Survivors include her son, Joe G. Casillas Sr.; sisters, Henrietta Garcia and husband Arturo of Los Angeles, Frances Delgado and husband Thomas of Los Angeles, and Pauline Wade and husband Bill of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Joe Casillas Jr. and wife Donna of Dunnigan, Marguerite Duran and husband Mike, Dolores Casillas and companion Edward, Jess Casillas and wife Avada, Robert Casillas, Charles Casillas and wife Windy, all of Woodland, and Frank Casillas and wife Roslyne of Imboden, Ark.; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Federico Vargas; daughter, Margaret Vargas; and sisters, Ramona Chavez Garcia and Josefa Chavez Garcia.

The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, 95825; or to Alderson's Convalescent Hospital's Activity Fund, 124 Walnut St., Woodland, 95695, in her behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A prayer vigil and visitation are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with Father Colm O'Kelly officiating. A funeral mass is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 29, 2003.)

CASSELL

Marian Newfield Jewett Cassell

Marian Newfield Jewett Cassell died in Davis Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at age 88.

Born April 23, 1915 in Piedmont, Mrs. Cassel was a fourth generation Californian. She was the daughter of the late Melville and Hazel Newfield. She graduated from Sacramento High School in 1933 and attended UC Berkeley and Armstrong Business College. In 1936 she married Clinton A. Jewett. She was the office manager at Endeman's Pellet Mill in Williams. In 1968 she moved to Davis when she married Calvin Cassel. She was a member of the Guild of the Davis Art Center, Embroiderers' Guild, Friends of the Yolo Archives, Friends of the Davis branch of the Yolo County Library, and the Davis Genealogical Society. She and her husband was a members of the Sacramento Rubber Bums/Good Sam Club.

Survivors include her son, Gary N. Jewett of Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jewett and Tony Ashby of Sacramento; and grandchildren, Mollia Jewett and Clinton Jewett of Williams, Mark Daterman and his wife Naomi of New York City, Todd Daterman of Eugene, Ore., David Daterman and his wife Michele of Portland, Ore., Douglas Cassel and his wife Linda of Roseville; and great-granddaughters, Nicole and Kirsten Cassel of Roseville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clinton A. Jewett, in 1966 and Calvin C. Cassel; and brother, Dalton, Newfield.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice at P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; the Clinton A. Jewett Memorial Student Loan Fund, Financial Aid Office, UC Davis, Davis, Ca. 95616; or the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Center, 2324 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 94115.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Cassel, no services are scheduled; however in June, friends and family will gather together to celebrate Marian's life.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 15, 2003.)

CASSON

Timothy E. Casson

Timothy Edwin Casson of Davis was killed in a traffic crash near Winters on Aug. 6, 2002. He was 25 years old.

Born in Santa Rosa on Jan. 21, 1977, he attended Montgomery High School before moving to Davis in 1993. He graduated from Davis High School and was a partner in the family business, Casson & Son Carpet Care.

He is the son of Gail and Paul Casson of Davis; grandson of Anita Marie Casson of Rowley, Mass.; grand-nephew of Albert and Rita Lillie of San Bruno; brother of Tiffany Casson of Winters; and nephew of Lynn and Curt Annen and Laurie Casson of Rowley, Mass., Terry and Antone Duncan of Salinas, Tim and Gloria Duncan of Santa Rosa, Michelle Duncan of Seattle and Ruth Harris of Port Orchard, Wash. He was loved by all who knew him and will also be missed by many cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Yolo Connections, 327 College St., Suite 100, Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 15, 2002.)

CASTANEDA

Alfredo S. Castaneda

Alfredo S. Castaneda died at UC Medical Center, Sacramento on Sunday, July 13, 2003, at age 87. Born April 17, 1916, in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Mr. Castaneda had been a Yolo County resident for eight years. He was a sheet metal worker for 40 years in Sacramento. Survivors include his daughters, Millie Sandoval and husband Fred of Woodland, and Vickie Villanueva and husband Augustine of Sacramento; sons, Frank Hernandez and wife Molly of Phoenix, Ariz., Luis Soto and wife Charlene of Ethel, Wash., and Joe Soto of Sacramento; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Maria Torres Castaneda; and daughters, Margie Villanueva and Lilly Lopez. The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A rosary is scheduled to be recited at 7 p.m. today Wednesday, July 16, at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A mass of Christian burial is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, with Father Francis Lawlor officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 6700 21st Ave., Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 16, 2003.)

CASTAŅEDA

Angela C. Castaņeda

Angela C. Castaņeda of Woodland died Monday, Dec. 19 at age 92.

Mrs. Castaņeda was born Feb. 1, 1913 in Zacatecas, Mexico. She had been a Yolo Country resident for 60 years. She was a homemaker and had worked at Contadina Cannery for 15 years. In addition she was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Castaņeda's daughters, Hope Ramirez and her husband Al and Connie Leandro; her sons, Manuel Castaņeda and his wife Ofelia and Raul Castaņeda and his wife Dorothy; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Castaņeda; her daughter, Amparo Castaņeda and her son, Richard Castaņeda.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday December 21, 2005.)

CASTER

Marie B. Caster

Marie Beall Caster died in her Woodland residence Oct. 17, 2001. Born in Woodland on Dec. 4, 1921, to the late Joseph and Dorothy Foreman, she was 79 years old.

She was a lifelong resident of Woodland. She was a bookkeeper at UC Davis for 25 years, a charter member of the Emblem Club, a member of the Yolo Fliers Club and an avid golfer.

She is survived by her husband, Dean Caster of Woodland; her children, Bill Powell and wife Jan of Davis, and Bob Powell of Las Vegas; stepchildren John Chapman and wife Star, and Larry Caster, David Caster and Rhonda Penn, all of Woodland; and brother T.J. Foreman of New Mexico. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Marjorie Mortenson and brother Bill Foreman.

A graveside memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

The family would prefer memorial contributions be directed to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

McNary's Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 23, 2001.)

CASTILLO

Audrey G. Castillo

Audrey G. Castillo, a former resident of Davis, died April 29, 2005, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. Born on Dec. 6, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo., she was 84 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homero Castillo, on Jan. 8, 1980.

She is survived by her son, Richard Castillo and his wife Ilene of Woodbury, Minn., and her daughter, Carmen Cody and her husband James of West Sacramento; her grandchildren, Amy, Valerie and Joseph Castillo of Woodbury, Minn., and Melissa and Kellen Cody of West Sacramento; and her longtime companion, B.F. Williams of West Sacramento.

A private family graveside service will be held. A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday May 2, 2005.)

CASTILLO

Benita Castillo

Benita Castillo died in Woodland Saturday, May 21 at age 104.

Mrs. Castillo was born March 21, 1901 in Atoyac, Jalisco, Mexico. She had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Castillo's daughters, Maria Elena Casta eda of Tucson, Ariz. and Graciela D. Schaffner of Woodland; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jose Luis Castillo, Lucio Diaz Castillo and Abelardo Diaz Castillo.

Services: Vigil is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27 at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, May 24, 2005.)

CASTILLO

Paul Shawn Castillo

Paul Shawn Castillo passed away unexpectedly in Truckee, Ca. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the age of 44.

Born on July 28, 1959, in San Francisco, Ca. he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Mary M. (McMillan) Castillo Jr. of Esparto, Ca.

Paul grew up in Esparto, Ca. and graduated from Esparto High School in 1977. He had been an avid participant in all sports programs and was especially fond of basketball. He continued his love of basketball by playing regularly, and supporting his favorite team, the Sacramento Kings. Paul also loved coaching children's baseball and football teams, and enjoyed many other outdoor activities. Paul was a caring, giving and compassionate person who was always ready to "lend a hand" to family and friends. Paul worked for the California Department of Transportation and greatly enjoyed his outdoor maintenance job in the Kingsvale area.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Ortega of Sacramento, his mother Mary Castillo of Esparto, sisters, Janeen Castillo-Cleland (Richard), Denise Kidwell of Woodland, Renee Harmon (Kent) and brother Joseph P. Castillo III of Esparto. Also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews - Amber, Marissa, Sarah, Brenna, Marisa, Andrea, Kristina, Dustin, Casey, and Zach. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and his 4-legged friend "Buddy."

The funeral service is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at 10 a.m., at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Capay Cemetery, Esparto. Deacon Edward Kull will officiate. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests blood donations in Paul's memory be directed to the Sacramento Blood Bank, Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95815.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting http://www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 30, 2004.)

CASTILLO

Ricardo Lepro Castillo

Ricardo Lepro Castillo died in Woodland, Tuesday, Oct. 5 at age 82.

Mr. Castillo was born in Sahuaripa, Sonora, Mexico, Feb. 4, 1922, and had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. He worked as a farm laborer and contractor for 25 years and was a member of the Charros Association La Regional. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include Mr. Castillo's wife, Marta Castillo; his daughters, Rosa Amelia Castillo and Mercedes C. Estevez and her husband Hugo; his sons Richard Castillo and his wife Donna, Alex Castillo and his wife Muzette Rautiainens. He is also survived by his granddaughters April Olmos and Lizzette Estevez and grandsons Rudy Olmos, Richard Anthony Castillo and Jacob Olmos. He was preceded in death by his parents Alejandro Castillo and Mercedes Lepro.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 7, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Thursday, October 07, 2004.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 08, 2004.)

CASTO

Ronald Casto

Ronald Casto died at Courtyard Healthcare, Davis Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at age 50.

Born July 31, 1953, in Galliopolos (Gallipolis), Ohio, Mr. Casto has been a Yolo County resident for over five years.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: Ashes placed in veteran's plot at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 17, 2003.)

CASTRO

Marie Castro

Marie Castro went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 4, 2004. Born on Feb. 3, 1926, in Fairfield to John and Isabel Fernandez, she was 77 years old. She married George Castro on Nov. 25, 1945. After residing in Redwood City for 21 years, they returned to Winters in 1961 to purchase and farm the family ranch. Marie retired from Mariani Nut Company after many years of employment. She enjoyed being with family and friends, some of her hobbies included taking long walks, rides through the countryside, gardening, floral arranging, and especially sharing her love in Jesus Christ.

Marie is survived by her husband George, daughters Anita Melville, of Sacramento, and Nancy Gonnella, of Winters; son Joseph Castro, of Winters; grandchildren Michael, Danielle, Joey, Autumn, Raven, Nicole, and Cale. A service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Family Church, 315 Edwards Street, in Winters.

Contributions may be made in her name to "Focus on the Family," Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80995, and the Winters Assembly of God Building Fund, 315 Edwards Street, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 9, 2004.)

CATLIN

Carol Lee Catlin

Carol Lee Catlin died on Feb. 20, 2005. after a long illness. She was 72 years old.

Born in California on Nov. 19, 1932, she was raised in Beverly Hills, and resided in Davis since 1951. She came to Davis to pursue her love of horses through the UC Davis equestrian program. She met and married Peter Bostwick Catlin and raised three boys.

After working for UC Davis' Shields Library for 25 years, she retired in 1992. Pursuing her lifelong passion for animals, she worked as a docent for the Sacramento Zoo. As an ardent jazz music lover, she volunteered her time for many years at the Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee.

Her family says her love of gardening kept her content and happy. She was also described as an incredible cook. Her illness did not prevent her from preparing wonderful holiday feasts for the family during her last years. Her close group of friends helped her maintain her desire for independence.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Carewe of San Anselmo; and a sister, Sally Allen of La Quinta.

She is survived by her children, James Catlin of Walnut Creek, David Catlin of San Jose, and Donald Catlin of Fairfield, Conn.; and six grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)

CAUDLE

Jack F. Caudle

Jack F. Caudle died peacefully in his home on Oct. 23, 2001, after a long illness. Born May 24, 1927, in Modesto, he was 74.

He was a public accountant and successful businessman in Sacramento. He owned the Yolo Club in West Sacramento from 1974 to 1987. He was also a member in good standing of the Washington Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of California. He was a longtime resident of El Macero, where, as an avid golfer, the only thing he enjoyed more than spending time on the links was being with his family and friends. He was a man of dignity, honor, strength and love. He will be sorely missed by those whose lives he graced.

He is survived by his wife Arlene, son David and daughter-in-law Kathy of Columbus, Ohio, son Warren and daughter-in-law Cami of Hercules, daughter Lenore of Sacramento, and sisters Elaine Haskin and Martha Schlander of Modesto. He will be missed by many more friends and family.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at El Macero Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 25, 2001.)

CAUGHRON

Pamela Dawn Caughron

Pamela Dawn Caughron died in Casper, Wyo., Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at age 34.

Born March 11, 1968, in Bakersfield, Ms. Caughron was the daughter of Robert Leo Caughron and Marilyn Joan Bridge. She resided in Bakersfield; Billings, Mont.; Woodland and Casper, Wyo. She was a volunteer for the Self Help Center in Casper. According to her family members, "she was a devoted mother. She loved cooking and crafts. She also loved swimming and being outdoors. As a child she was involved in gymnastics in Billings, Mont."

Ms. Caughron is survived by her twin sons, Brandon and Bradley Green; twin daughters, Kelli and Kayla Sisco, all of Casper, Wyo.; fiancee, Mick Sisco, also of Casper, Wyo.; mother, Marilyn Bauer and stepfather, Wayne of Woodland; brothers, Robert Caughron of Billings, Mont. and Douglas Caughron of South Dakota; sister, Sandra Deistler and husband of Apple Valley, Minn.; stepsisters, Danielle Davis and husband of Sacramento and Angelique Trongo and husband of Woodland; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1995; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A service was conducted on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Casper, Wyo. 82601, with Pastor David J. Taylor of The Church of God of Prophecy officiating. Cremation has taken place.

The family requests memorials be directed to Ms. Caughron's children in care of Mick Sisco, 1405 East 18th St., Casper, Wyo., 82601.

Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory of Wyoming assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 21, 2002.)

CAVE

P.A. Cave

(The following death notice was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Daily Record-Union," Saturday October 6, 1894.

Death of Mrs. Cave

Mrs. P.A. CAVE, wife of Jesse H. Cave of Clarksburg, Yolo County, died on Wednesday in this city. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters and one son. She was a native of Burlington, Vt., aged 58 years. The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 P.M. from Calvary Baptist Church.

CAYGILL

Alex Caygill

Alex Caygill died at his home in Woodland Wednesday, Sept. 29 at age 83.

Mr. Caygill was born Nov. 10, 1920 in England and had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1938 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Pi Fraternity. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a chief machinist's mate. He was a past member of the Elks, and Kiwanis Richmond Chapter. He was also a member of the Belles and Beaus Square Dance Club and St. John's United Church of Christ.

Survivors include Mr. Caygill's wife of 12 years, Lela Caygill, also of Woodland; sons, David Caygill of Vacaville and Chris Caygill of Green Forest, Ark.; six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and his sister, Mary Lightfoot of Australia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Vaught.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for noon, Monday, Oct. 4, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland. A private burial will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 02, 2004.)

CEARLEY

Dearrel F. "Curley" Cearley

Dearrel F. "Curley" Cearley died with his wife at his side in Seneca District Hospital, Chester, Saturday night, Aug. 10, 2002, at age 81.

Born Jan. 6, 1921, in Hotsprings, Ark., Mr Cearley was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Lewis Cearley. He was raised in Geary, Okla. He served his country during World War II in the European theater and the Philippine Liberation as a member of the U.S. Army where he was a special vehicle operator with the 1301st Engineers. Following his discharge from the military he went to work for AC Transit in the South Bay area working for them for 19 years. Following his retirement he purchased the Knights Landing Sports Center which he operated for 25 years. According to his family members, "he was an avid outdoorsman and a passionate sturgeon fisherman. He was admired and sought after by many of his fishing expertise of the Knights Landing area and was a longtime Sacramento River sturgeon record holder." He moved to Chester in June of 1992 following the sale of his business. He had been a longtime member of the Knights Landing Sportsman Club.

Mr. Cearley is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancie Cearley of Chester; children, John of Yuba City, Sandra Thomas of Carmichael, Jerry and David, both of Knights Landing, and Jan Cearley-Smith of Woodland; brothers, Denver of McKinney, Texas, and Farris of Pinole; sisters, Hazel Crause of Knights Landing, Norma Lusk of Amarillo, Texas, Maxine Purser of Yukon, Okla. and Iris Chacey of Norman, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory in Quincy, a celebration of Mr. Cearley's life along with military honors was conducted Thursday, Aug. 15, at the graveside in Chester District Cemetery. An opportunity to leave the family a personal memorial tribute is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Long Term Care Unit of the Seneca Health Care District, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, 95947.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 21, 2002.)

CECIL

Daniel “Danny” Sanford Cecil

Daniel “Danny” Sanford Cecil died March 8, 2006, after a short battle with lung cancer.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Linwood United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Born to Margrat and Leon Cecil on Dec. 12, 1948, in Albany, he moved to Davis in 1956 and attended Davis schools, graduating from Davis High School in 1967. He was drafted and served in Vietnam.

He worked in construction in the Davis area before moving to Oklahoma City in 1992. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. His friends hold fond memories of wonderful camping trips, storytelling, abalone fishing, Wednesday poker games, and numerous football parties.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon.

He is survived by his mother, Margrat; his brothers, Darrell, Larry, Loren and Bryce; by his sister, Elizabeth; and nephews and nieces.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 13, 2006.)

CECIL

Debra Gail Cecil

Debra Gail Cecil of Davis died unexpectedly at Sutter Davis Hospital Feb. 9, 2004. She was 49.

Born Sept. 16, 1954, in Parsons, Kan., she was brought to California in 1957. She lived in Sacramento and Chico before moving to Davis in 1966. She graduated from Davis High School in 1972.

She was employed by UC Davis for about 27 years, working for the School of Veterinary Medicine and at Crocker Nuclear Lab.

"Debby will be missed by all and remembered in our hearts always," her family said.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Larry Cecil of Davis, son, Ty of Reno, Nev., parents, Ernie and Ruth Hurd of Davis, sister, Jan Neff, her husband Dan and their children, Ben and Kimberly, all of Woodland, and by other relatives and friends.

No service is planned.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 13, 2004.)

CECIL

Russell Barton Cecil

Russell Barton Cecil died at his home in Yreka on March 1. He was 86 years old.

A memorial service was held at Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mount Shasta.

Born in Dixon on Nov. 15, 1918, to the late Warren Wadsworth Cecil and Clara Elma Horrigan, he spent most of his life as a resident of Dixon, Winters, Woodland, and Davis. A graduate of Dixon High School, he was a dairyman, rancher and surveyor.

His family described him as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Day Cecil; and his sisters, Shirley Jungerman and Marion Walhberg.

He is survived by his sons, Bruce Cecil of Shingletown, and Brian Cecil and his wife Judy of Davis; his sisters, Wanda Snyder and Sharon Bailey; and a brother, Warren Cecil.

He is further survived by his grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, and Annie Cecil of Davis.

The family requests that memorials in his name be directed to the American Lung Association.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 17, 2005.)

CEFARATTI

Ralph Cefaratti

Ralph Cefaratti died unexpectedly July 26, 2005, in Rumsey. He was 50.

Born in New Britain, Conn., on Dec. 21, 1954, to Gaetano and Ida (Colosimo) Cefaratti, he lived there until he was 12, when the family moved to San Diego. He graduated from Helix High School in 1972.

He was employed in retail sales, most recently with Costco for 17 years, for a total of 35 years of service. After retirement, he became a walnut rancher in the Capay Valley.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Connie Cefaratti of Guinda; daughters, Amy Gioia and her husband Ken, and Michelle Cefaratti; son, Michael Cefaratti; and granddaughter, Emma Gioia, all of Vacaville.

A celebration of life will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rumsey Town Hall in Rumsey.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 29, 2005.)

CELLO

Robert M. Cello

Robert Morgan Cello, a respected faculty member and administrator at UC Davis, died May 20, 2001. He was 79.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Irene Cello. He died on the 58th anniversary of their marriage.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was raised and attended high school in Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y. He attended Dickinson College before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He received pilot training and served as a B-26 bomber flight instructor before shipping overseas in late 1944. He flew 20 combat missions before World War II ended.

After the war he returned to Dickinson College and completed his undergraduate training. He then attended Cornell University where he received his degree in veterinary medicine. In 1951, he moved his family to Davis, where he joined the School of Veterinary Medicine. He then left in 1952 and spent two years in a private veterinary practice in Santa Rosa, but returned to UC Davis in 1954.

He specialized in veterinary ophthalmology and performed teaching, research and clinical care throughout his career. He served as the vice chancellor of academic affairs during his last five years of university service, and retired from UC Davis in 1988.

He enjoyed life in Davis, and over the years he was involved in many community activities, including managing Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams, serving as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Davis Art Commission, serving as president of the Davis Art Center, founding the Davis Comic Opera Company and performing and directing many Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, musical comedies and plays.

He is survived by his daughter, Susanne Cello of San Carlos; his sons, Kris and his wife Kathy of Davis, Philip of Green Valley, and Stephen and his wife Kimberly of Davis; his grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Cello of Davis, Philip Jr., Sally and David Cello of Green Valley, and Stephanie and Samantha Cello of Davis; his nephew, Barton Lang of Vacaville; his uncle, Edward Morgan; and his cousin, Susan Morgan of Philadelphia.

A celebration of his life will be held at the UC Davis University Club on Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 23, 2001.)

CERDA

Efrain Cerda

Efrain Cerda died at UCD Medical Center, Sacramento on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at age 27.

Born Nov. 15, 1975, in Mexico, Mr. Cerda had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. He worked for Silvercrest Western Homes for five years.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Cerda; children, Bryan and Gino Cerda; mother, Guadalupe Camacho and stepfather, Guillermo. He was preceded in death by his father, Ramon Cerda.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

A funeral service is scheduled at 5 p.m. today Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Holy Rosary Church, Woodland.

(A photograph of Mr. Cerda is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 17, 2003.)

CERROS

Maria "Jesus" Cerros

Maria "Jesus" Cerros died at the Courtyard Healthcare in Davis on Jan. 21, 2000, at age 86.

Born Dec. 23, 1913 in El Salitre, Jalisco, Mexico, Mrs. Cerros had been a resident of Winters for 50 years and moved to Woodland a year ago to be near her family and daughter. She was a retired sorter of Davis Hunts Foods.

Mrs. Cerros is survived by her husband, Victor of Woodland; daughter Aurora Sanchez of Woodland; sisters Maria Villa of Woodland and Soledad Villa of Mexico; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews in the Woodland and Winters areas.

A recitation of the rosary was held at 7 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. A mass was said at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Woodland.

Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel in Sacramento assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 3, 2000.)

CERROS

Victoriano Cerros

Victoriano Cerros passed away on March 30, 2000 at Woodland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 85 years. He was born in El Salitre, Jalisco, Mexico, on September 7, 1914. Mr. Cerros was a resident of Woodland for the last two years and formerly a 50-year resident of Winters, where he was an employee of the Jimenez-Martin Ranch for over 45 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Aurora Sanchez, of Woodland, and Joe and Alfredo Preciado (who Victoriano raised like his own children) of Winters; God-daughter, Carmen Guzman, of Dixon; two brothers and one sister of Mexico and a sister, Maria Villa, of Woodland; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Winters, Woodland and Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in January 2000.

A Vigil was held at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 5, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. A Mass will be held on Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Winters. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 6, 2000.)

CHADWICK

Bette Chadwick

A memorial service will be held Friday evening for Bette Chadwick of Davis. She passed away at home on Feb. 20, 2002. She was 87.

She was born in Chico and lived most of her life in Coachella Valley. In the 1940s she married Howard Chadwick, and they raised their family in Thermal. Bette was a teacher and later became a reading specialist in the Thermal elementary schools until her retirement.

She remained active in a variety of community service organizations, traveled the world with her grand sense of adventure, and pursued her love of painting, golf and the outdoors.

She was an enthusiastic member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Indio, and shared her love of Christ. She was a constant source of spiritual inspiration to her family. Her most cherished role in life was as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She will be dearly missed by her family: her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Al Arens of Santa Ana; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Todd Hammond of Davis; her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jan Chadwick of Rancho Bernardo; her son and daughter-in-law, Art and Joy Chadwick of Keene, Texas; her grandchildren, Dan Chadwick and his wife Shirleane, Barbara Chadwick, Michael and David Cheney, and Amy, Wendy and Kim Chadwick; and great-granddaughter Sierra Chadwick.

"We will continue to feel her love within us until the day we are reunited," her family says.

A celebration of her life, followed by an ice cream social, will be held at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road, in Davis on Friday at 5 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to RRR Adult Day Program, 915 27th St., Sacramento, CA 95816 and Citizens Who Care, 416 F St., Davis, CA 95616, all for Alzheimer's support.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, February 26, 2002.)

CHAMBER

George Allen Chamber

George Allen Chamber died in his rural Woodland home Thursday, July 4, 2002, at age 71.

Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Santa Clara, Mr. Chambers was the son of the George A. and Jessie (Evans) Chambers. Shortly after birth the Chambers family moved to Woodland area where he was raised and lived most of his life. He joined the Army in 1952 and served in Korea before being discharged in 1954. He retired from Citizens Chevrolet eight years ago, having started with the firm at age 17 when it was then known as Midland Chevrolet. According to his family members, "he enjoyed life, and his many animals and all sports but especially the time spent with his grandson during basketball season."

Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife, Connie Chambers of Woodland; son, Jeff Chambers and wife Paulia of Elk Grove; daughter, Jani Hamilton of Davis; and grandsons, Joe and Michael Chambers; stepmother, Evelyn Chambers of Woodland; and mother-in-law, Geri Cox of East Nicholas; sister, Patti and husband Jim Weir of Woodland; stepbrother, Richard and wife Deb of Woodland; and as well as numerous nieces.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Chambers private services has been held.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 13, 2002.)

CHAMBERS

Binning Pearce Chambers

Binning Pearce Chambers died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Park Place in Reno, Nev. He was 83.

Chambers, who suffered recently from Parkinson’s disease and pneumonia, lived in Davis for 30 years before moving to Reno about four years ago. No memorial service is planned.

Born in Detroit, on Sept. 14, 1922, Ben (as he was known to friends) was a retired major in the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War. In World War II, he helped liberate Mauthausen Concentration Camp. While there, he was among the first to be treated by the new drug, penicillin. While in Vietnam, he assisted in air medical evacuation to Tachikawa, Japan.

After leaving the Air Force, he worked as assistant to the dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. He came to UC Davis to participate in the establishment of the medical school.

He served for many years until his retirement as grants and contracts officer at the UCD Medical Center. In addition to work, he enjoyed reading books of history and philosophy.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Victoria Ada Chambers.

He is survived by one son, Dr. Raymond L. Chambers and wife, Dr. Paula H. Chambers of Bainbridge, Ga., and a grandson, Herschel B. Chambers and wife, April W. Chambers of Athens, Ga.

The family requests that contributions be made in his memory to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla., 33136-1494.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 27 2005.)

CHAMBERS

George Chambers

George Chambers died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 89.

Graveside services begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Capay Cemetery, 24727 County Road 22 in Esparto.

Born Dec. 19, 1916, in Aurora, Nev., to George and Adaline (Quenell) Chambers, he grew up in Seattle, where he attended local schools. A Yolo County resident for the past 60 years, he was employed in the construction industry for more than 50 years. His final project before his 1984 retirement was the construction of Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local No. 46.

He is survived by his wife, Vesta Chambers of Esparto; and his godson, Stephen Day of Woodland.

Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 24, 2006.)

CHAMPLIN

Peter Guy Champlin

Peter Guy Champlin of Bend, Ore., died Oct. 20, 2004, of multiple myeloma. He was 71.

A memorial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 11th and Greenwood streets in Bend, with a gathering to follow at 3 p.m. at the Bend Golf & Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive.

Born Dec. 19, 1933, in Seattle, he moved to Richmond when he was a young boy. As a teenager, he worked with his father at their service station. A gifted athlete, he played many sports and excelled in football at Richmond High (1952). A blue-chip prospect, he was selected to play in the North-South Shrine Football game and was awarded a scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he played in college (1956).

He married Marilyn Griffin and learned the family business, Griffin Construction Co. in Vacaville, and later in Davis. They had a son, Robert Champlin. Their nephew Steven Griffin was soon added to the young family and daughter Sharon was born in 1959.

Working as a manager and estimator, he was instrumental in the construction of many commercial and institutional buildings in and around Davis, including additions to the Davis Community Church, where his family became members. He got his own contractor's license and continued to work in Davis.

His career took him to work as an area manager with Kaiser-Aetna, which started as a development of affordable housing in Winters. He oversaw projects around Northern California and served as a troubleshooter for developments around the nation. He formed his own company in the Contra Costa area with a partner: Champlin-Cotton Development. Together he and Allen Cotton subdivided residential lots, built homes, commercial and industrial buildings.

He lent his expertise to several attorneys involved in construction and development cases and was a consultant to lenders and other developers. His final major career work was as a partner with his longtime friend, Courtney Seeple of Courtland Properties, San Francisco. Together they transformed a stalled residential development into an enclave of treasured homes.

While his children were young, he coached and volunteered in Little League Baseball and later as a leader in the 4-H Club. His hobbies included camping, fishing, hunting with his son Rob, horse shows with daughter Sharon, and watching Rob and Steven play football for the Davis High Blue Devils. Whether it was the annual Davis Family Night bus trip to see the Giants/Dodgers game or watching his son Steve play football for the UC Davis Aggies, he came and rooted.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards and photography. He followed his dream to fly, got a pilot's license and was a founding member of Cork & Fork Airlines Ltd, a local group of friends who liked to fly in the area. He was a member of the Optimist International Club, Aggie Boosters and a regular at Quarterback Club meetings.

His marriage to Marilyn ended; however, he kept close to his children and kept a lifelong friendship with Marilyn. He later married Shirley Wheeler, who had a family of four grown sons. He counted them as his own and their children as part of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was proud of his grandson Brian Twigg, now serving his country as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Al Assed, Iraq.

After retirement, he and Shirley relocated to Bend, Ore., where they made many new friends and enjoyed playing golf together, traveling, and going to social events with their neighbors at home and at the Bend Golf & Country Club.

He will be remembered for his love of family and community, and his keen sense of humor that he loved to share.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Robert Champlin of Winters and Steven Griffin of Los Osos, and daughter Sharon MacGregor of Woodland.

He is further survived by Shirley's sons, Jeff and Greg Wheeler of Chico, Doug Wheeler of Biggs and Mike Wheeler of Tracy; brother, Jerry Champlin of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Denise Ziganti of Sonoma; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hospice of Bend-La Pine, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701; (541) 383-3910.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 22, 2004.)

CHANCE

Joe Bob Chance (1st of 2 obituaries)

Joe Bob Chance died at his home in Woodland, Thursday, June 23 at age 69.

Mr. Chance was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Locust Grove, Okla. He had been a Yolo Country resident for 42 years. He worked for Agriform Chemical Company for 18 years and later for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 10 years. He loved spending time with his family. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include Mr. Chance's wife of 41 years, Donelda Louise Chance, of Woodland; his sons, Kevin Joe Chance of Woodland and Wesley Walter Chance of Dolores, Colo.; his grandchildren, Isaack Joe Chance, Iris Hope Chance and Jacob Wesley Chance; and his sister, Nellie Lou Evans of Locust Grove, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Chance's name be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland, with Pastor Hank Scherer officiating. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, June 26, 2005.)

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Joe Bob Chance (2nd of 2 obits.)

Joe Bob Chance died at his home in Woodland, Thursday, June 23 at age 69. Mr. Chance was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Locust Grove, Okla. He had been a Yolo Country resident for 42 years. He worked for Agriform Chemical Company for 18 years and later for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 10 years. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include Mr. Chance's wife of 41 years, Donelda Louise Chance, of Woodland; his sons, Kevin Joe Chance of Woodland and Wesley Walter Chance of Dolores, Colo.; his grandchildren, Isaack Joe Chance, Iris Hope Chance and Jacob Wesley Chance; and his sister, Nellie Lou Evans of Locust Grove, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Chance's name be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland, with Pastor Hank Scherer officiating. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 28, 2005.)

CHANDON

Anne Chandon

This is a love story about a girl who moved from Oakland, with her parents at the age of 15 to the small town of Esparto.

The story starts here when she met her husband, Howard Chandon. Howard was a year older than Anne. They completed Esparto High School together. Anne, 20 and Howard, 21 married at St. James Church in Davis.

They spent their married life raising and enjoying their five children. They were married for 40 years until Howard's death in 1991.

Anne died at the age of 71 on Oct. 16, 2002.

She will be lovingly remembered by all five of her children and 11 grandchildren. Anne was with all of her children when she passed peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento.

The funeral will be held at St. Martin's Church in Esparto on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. There will be a reception at the church hall immediately following the service.

The family has requested no flowers and if one chooses, they can make a donation to the Esparto Library or St. Martin's Altar Society in memory of Anne Chandon.

A love story with out an end. Together again.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, October 21, 2002. A photograph of Anne and Howard Chandon is included with this obituary.)

CHANDON Jr.

Joseph L. Chandon Jr.

Joseph L. Chandon Jr. died in Roseburg, Ore., Friday, July 5, 2002, at age 78.

Born Sept. 18, 1923, in Esparto, Mr. Chandon was the son of the late Joseph L. and Dorothy E. Chandon. He had been living in Roseburg, Ore. for the past 15 years. He was very active in Boy Scouts and served overseas in the Army during World War II. He farmed with his father.

Mr. Chandon is survived by his sister, Pauline Vest of Santa Rosa; sisters-in-law, Trudy McClellan of Sacramento and Anne E. Chandon of Esparto; as well as a large family of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

The family requests that no flowers be sent but that memorial contributions be directed to Esparto Library in his name.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 13, 2002)

CHANG

I-Shiung Chang

I-Shiung Chang died Feb. 2, 2000. Born on Dec. 18, 1918, he was 81. He successfully recovered from hip surgery in June, but suffered a massive stroke on Dec. 15.

Chang retired as a hospital administrator of Keelung Hospital in Taiwan after more than 40 years of service. He came to Davis in 1979 to be with his son, Ching Yin Chang, owner of College Town Realty. He operated a motel with his wife of 59 years, May-En for about 10 years in Sacramento.

He enjoyed gardening and rented a plot in UC Davis' Solano Park for more than 10 years, until 1996. He also enjoyed tennis, fishing and walking.

He is survived by his five brothers, Fong-Mao, Fong-Chung, Fong-Chi and Fong-Chih, all of Taiwan, and Fong-Cheng of Torrance; five sisters-in-law, Lee-Jean, Shieh-Hsia and Mei-Tzu of Taipei, Taiwan, Jui-Chen of Torrance and Min-Chin of Taipei; three sisters, Chin Chang Lu and Yea-Hsia Chang Chow of Taipei, and May Chang Ho of Los Angeles; three brothers-in-law, Z-Yan Lu and Po-Chong Chow of Taipei, and George Ho of Los Angeles.

He also is survived by three sons, Ching Yin Chang of Davis, Ching Yuan Chang of Taichung, Taiwan, and Ching Der Chang of Rancho Palos Verdes; three daughters-in-law, Lucy Lin Chang of Davis, Huei-Jen Hwang Chang of Taichung, Taiwan, and Ann Tai Chang of Rancho Palos Verdes; and a daughter, Jane Chang Chu of Rolling Hills Estate; a son-in-law, C.M. Chu.

He also is survived by nine grandchildren, Elbert K.T. Chang of Los Angeles, and his wife Francis W. Chang, Edward J.H. Chang of Davis, Eugene S.C. Chang of Davis, Kelley Chang of Taipei, Ken Chang of Davis, Catherine Chang of Rancho Palos Verdes, Eric Chang of Rancho Palos Verdes, Stephanie Chu of Rolling Hills Estate and Alvin Chu of Rolling Hills Estate.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow at College Town Common Club House, corner of Cowell Boulevard and Ensenada Drive in South Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Chinese-American Foundation of Davis, a nonprofit corporation, 1109 Kennedy Place, Davis, CA, 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Feb. 6, 2000.)

CHAPMAN

J. Robert Chapman

J. Robert Chapman passed away at home in Winters on Aug. 9, 2005. Born on Sept. 10, 1945, in Woodland, he was 59 years old. A lifelong Winters resident, he was a descendent of a pioneering family. A 1963 Winters High School graduate, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Mr. Chapman was employed as a director of logistics for Con-Agra (formerly Hunt-Wesson and Beatrice Foods) for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He also served in the National Guard for 30 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1996. He served on the Winters Planning Commission for six years, and the Winters City Council from 1980 to 1996 and again in 2002 until the time of his death. He served as Winters mayor for 14 of his first 16 years on the council and was honored with the title, Mayor Emeritus. He represented the city in a variety of city and area boards and commissions, including the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the Yolo County Local Agency Formation Commission. He was a former member of the Winters Lions Club and a current member of the Winters Rotary Club, for which he served as president in 2004. He enjoyed tending his vegetable garden, loved going to his family’s cabin in Kingvale and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nicki; daughter Shelly Chapman of Sacramento, mother Dorothy Chapman of Winters, sister and brother-in-law Merne and Tom Stowers of Dixon, and sisters-in-law Viona Hague of Winters, Deborah Kent of Dixon and Jean Supernault of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother-in-law John Hale of Winters; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Delman Hague, sister Jackie Hale and father James Rufus Chapman.

A visitation was held for Mr. Chapman on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis. Funeral Services took place on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Winters Community Center in Winters, followed by a military burial at the Winters Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made in Mr. Chapman’s name to the SMA Chaplin’s Fund, Sergeant Major Association, 7785 La Mirada Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 18, 2005.)

CHAPMAN

James R. Chapman

Rites today for J. R. Chapman

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Winters Community Center for James Rufus Chapman, 78, who died in Sutter Davis Hospital on April 23. Rev. Susan Fleenor will officiate, assisted by Rev. Stewart C. Potter of Woodland.

The family would like to welcome everyone to a buffet luncheon at the Community Center following the burial services at the Winters Cemetery.

Mr. Chapman was born March 7, 1906 on the Chapman Ranch north of town. He was member of a prominent pioneer Yolo County family, his grandfather, George Walker Chapman, having come from Alabama to the town of Buckeye in 1856.

A graduate of Winters High School in 1925, he attended Heald's Business College in Sacramento. Following his schooling, he turned to ranching, then served as a clerk for Vasey Brothers Store, worked as a butcher for his father-in-law, George Moore, in Moore's Meat Market and Locker Plant, operated a Standard Oil Service Station where the Winters Store is now located, and then returned to ranching prior to being named postmaster here.

He assumed his duties as Winters postmaster on January 1, 1962 and served until October 29, 1976. He gave dedicated service to a wide variety of community services of great benefit to the entire Winters Area. Among his accomplishments were the following: he served as city treasurer for 24 years, on the Winters High School board of trustees for four years, as a Winters Volunteer Firemen for 47 years and was a Winters Fire District Commissioner at the time of his death, as a member of the Yolo County Democratic Central Committee, and as a commissioner for the Winters Cemetery District.

Chapman was named as the Winters Citizen of the Year in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the family home in Winters; four children, Robert Chapman and Jackie Hale of Winters, Delman Hague of Green Valley, and Mern Stowers of Dixon; one brother, Ralph Chapman of Winters; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be given to the Heart Fund or to the donor's favorite charity.

Interment will take place in the Winters Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Nichols, Bill Gray, Bill Duncan, Bert Coman, Richard Rominger and Bill Fairfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Rominger, Greg Vasey, Warren Tufts, Joe Rubio, George Chapman, Voydell Pinkston, John Griffin, Jack Thomas, Jan Lowrey, Vernon Bruhn, Lloyd Lowrey and Tom Hannigan.

(There is a photograph that accompanies this article. The caption states: James Rufus Chapman 1979 Photo.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 26, 1984.)

CHAPMAN

Loring F. Chapman

Professor Loring F. Chapman died quietly and peacefully in Reno, Nev., during kidney dialysis on Ascension Day morning, May 24, 2001. He was 71 years old.

Born in Los Angeles, he was raised in Reno, where he received his bachelor's degree at the University of Nevada in 1950. He married Toy Farrar of Reno in 1954 and received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1955. She died from bone cancer in 1993; their daughter, Pandora Lee Loring Chapman, was killed in an avalanche in Canada in 1988.

Loring enjoyed a successful career as a professor and research scientist working for many renowned universities and institutions in the United States and abroad. He retired from the School of Medicine at UC Davis and as director of the Pain Unit at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in the 1990s and returned to Reno.

He loved music, especially jazz, travel, the Sierra, friends and family (not necessarily in that order) and lived to enjoy all of them. He was a very generous and creative person with a lot of energy, wit and drive.

"Remember him kindly and with pleasure from your acquaintance with him," his family asks.

He is survived by his mother, Elinore E. Gundry Chapman; his younger sister, Sydney Rae Winkel; and his sons, Robert Bently Chapman and Antony Loring Chapman.

The family requests that no flowers or donations in his memory be sent.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July12, 2001.)

CHAPMAN

Margaret Stella Scott Chapman

Margaret S. Chapman passed away at her Winters home on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, after a brief illness. Born on June 20, 1912, in Winters, California, to Clarence and Mary Scott, she was 88 years old.

Mrs. Chapman came from a California Pioneer family. Her grandparents came to Winters in 1850. The family's ranch, Clarence Scott Ranch, has been in operation since the 1850's and is still owned by the family. Mrs. Chapman was a graduate of the Winters High School and was very active in the 4-H Club. She was a devoted member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She enjoyed doll making and ceramics. Family members said most of all Mrs. Chapman was devoted to her grandchildren. Mrs. Chapman was a life long resident of Winters.

Mrs. Chapman is survived by her children William A. Chapman of Antioch, John Scott Chapman of Hawaii, Mary Chapman Gordon of Brooks, and Joan Ellen Fredericks of Winters; grandchildren, Paul Vincent Chapman and Julia Elizabeth Chapman of Antioch, Dina Marie Chapman of Union City, Ethan Emmett Edward Chapman of Yolo County, Matthew Scott Gordon, Rodney Stephen Gordon and Robert George Gordon of Brooks, Adrienne Rose Fredericks of San Francisco, and Adam James Fredericks of Spokane, Washington, and great-granddaughter Adrienne Marie Alexander of Union City.

Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her husband George Walker Chapman, III, in December of 1991 and a grandson Scott William Chapman in 1996.

An evening vigil service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000 at 6 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street in Winters. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Third and Main streets in Winters. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Mrs. Chapman's name to the Winters Fire Department, 10 Abbey Street, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 2, 2000.)

CHAPMAN

Ralph W. Chapman

Graveside services held Tuesday for Ralph Waldo Chapman

Graveside services were held at the Winters Cemetery on Tuesday morning for Ralph Waldo Chapman, 81, who died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Aug. 12.

Ralph was a long-time rancher and in later years ran the Yolo County Fishing Access areas along Putah Creek. He was a resident of Winters all of his life.

Mr. Chapman was born in Winters on May 17, 1908, the grandson of George Walker Chapman, an early Yolo County settler. He was son of J. W. and Georgia Abby Chapman. Ralph was the brother of the late J. R. Chapman and the uncle of Winters Mayor Robert Chapman.

He was a graduate of Winters High School and Heald Business College. He was a member of the Winters Rotary Club, a Native Son of the Golden West, and a member of the Good Shepherd Church in Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Esther May Chapman of Winters; sons, Ralph Duren Chapman of Fairfield, Bradley James Chapman of Black River, New York, Bruce Donald Chapman of Davis and Robert Belmont of Stockton; a daughter, Joann Ingles of Winters; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Chapman Klaich, who died on May 18, 1986.

Smith's Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 17, 1989.)

CHAPPEL

Frances Mendenhall Chappel

Frances Mendenhall Chappel of Woodland, formerly of Trinidad, died April 8, 2004.

She was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Fort Mitchell, Ala., the daughter of Edward Reese Mendenhall and Laura White Mendenhall. She was 83 years old.

She married the Rev. Donald M. Chappel Jr., and the greatest joy of her life was being a mother of four children: twins, Irene (who died after heart surgery in June 1953; her creamains will be placed with her parents), and Ruth Chappel Roper of Davis, Gregory Chappel of Bass Lake, and Elaine Chappel McElhannon of Woodland.

Survivors also include her brother, George White Mendenhall Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Mary Mendenhall Swint and Pauline Mendenhall, both of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Becky Mendenhall, Mary Kate Mendenhall, Mary Alice Mendenhall and Mary Carolyn Mendenhall; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Howell, Edwin, John, Fred, Hunter and Arthur Mendenhall, Kathryn Weinzaphell and Lucille Johnson.

A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland United Methodist Church, 212 Second St. in Woodland. Immediately following the service, the family invites guests to a reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodland United Methodist Church, the Arcata United Methodist Church, Yolo Hospice or the Californian Retirement Home.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, April 19, 2004.)

CHARLES

M. Judith Charles

M. Judith Charles died Oct. 4, 2004, at her Davis home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51.

A memorial service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis.

Born Nov. 2, 1952, in Newark, N.J., she has been a Davis resident since 1996.

She was raised in South Orange, N.J., and obtained a bachelor's degree in agronomy from the University of Vermont in 1974, followed successively by a master's from the University of Florida in environmental engineering sciences and a doctorate in 1984 from the University of Michigan in environmental and industrial health.

She was an assistant professor in the department of environmental toxicology at UC Davis since July 1996. Before coming to Davis, she was a research associate professor and director of the mass spectometry faculty at the department of environmental sciences and engineering at the School of Public Health at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

She was the recipient of several awards, including the 1999 Faculty Development Award at UC Davis, and was the first recipient of the American Society for Mass Spectometry Research Award, sponsored by the Exxon Education Foundation. During her professional career, she led or contributed to more than 40 publications in her field.

Her family described her as a loving mother who balanced a demanding professional career with a strong commitment and devotion to her 7-year-old son. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by her family, professional colleagues and friends in the community.

She was preceded in death by her father, Seymour Charles.

She is survived by her son, Jay Gabriel Charles of Davis; mother, Pearl Charles of Washington Township, N.J.; and siblings, Barry Charles of Uttar Karshi, India, Sarah Charles of London and E. Lukas Charles of New York.

Memorial donations may be made to support breast cancer research at UC Davis at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/help/memorial.html.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday October 8, 2004.)

CHARTER

Kenneth Lee Charter

Kenneth Lee Charter died at his home in Arbuckle Thursday, July 7 at age 54.

Mr. Charter was born April 15, 1951 in Woodland. He was a lifelong Arbuckle resident. He was a farmer and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle.

Survivors include Mr. Charter's parents, Rita and William Charter Sr. of Arbuckle; his sister, Kerry Mezger and her husband Mark of Woodland; his brother, William Charter Jr. and his wife Renee of Williams; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 421 Laurel St., Arbuckle. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow the service at the Arbuckle Cemetery. McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 10, 2005.)

CHASTAIN-
SHANNON

Zoe Chastain-Shannon

Zoe Chastain-Shannon died in a car accident on Sept. 29, 2004, in Arcata. She was 18.

Born June 4, 1986, in Davis, she lived in Davis until the summer of 2000.

She graduated from Nevada Union High School in June 2004, and was a student at Humboldt State University at the time of her death.

Her family says she enjoyed doing art and was a lover of animals. She was a loyal friend, a loving daughter and sister, and she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her parents, Gary Shannon and Kathy Chastain of Grass Valley; a brother, Joshua Shannon-Chastain of Oakland; and relatives on both sides of the family.

A remembrance was held at the Shannon/Chastain residence on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Save of the Golden Empire Humane Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday October 8, 2004.)

CHAVARRIA

Steven Bernard Chavarria

Steven Bernard Chavarria died April 6, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born April 28, 1967, to Bernie and Alta (McEacharn) Chavarria in Arizona, he was 38 years old.

He attended Arizona schools through high school. He lived in Lake County and was employed by Homestake Mining Co. for more than 13 years before moving to Woodland, where he lived for the past two years.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Bernie and Esther Chavarria of Safford, Ariz.; three sisters, Melanie Chavarria of Berkeley, Debbie Cole of Winnemucca, Nev., and Monica Warner of Morris, Ill.; two brothers, Leonard Chavarria of Peoria, Ariz., and Manuel Vasquez of Phoenix; fiancee, Adalina Perez of Woodland; uncle, Manuel Martinez and his wife Romie of Chandler, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, Pablo and Mary Chavarria, preceded him in death.

Private family services will be held at a later date in Mesa, Ariz. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 11, 2006.)

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