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JACENTO

Marion Jacento

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Daily Bee," Saturday September 27, 1890.

DIED

JACENTO - Drowned in the Sacramento river, on the Yolo side, September 21, Marion, oldest son of Marion and Carolina Jacento, a native of California, 13 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the undertaking parlors of W.J. KAVANAUGH, 513 J street, Sunday September 28th, at 1:30 o'clock; thence to the Cathedral, Eleventh and K streets, where the funeral services will be held.

JACK

Betty Ann Campbell Hatcher Jack

Betty Ann Campbell Hatcher Jack peacefully passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at her home in Woodland with her family by her side. She was born in Santa Cruz, June 3, 1918 to the late John Arthur and Carlina "Lena" A. Schumann Campbell and had been a Yolo County resident for 72 years.

Mrs. Jack graduated with the Class of 1936 from Woodland High School and then later from Sacramento Business School. She was first employed by the Woodland Clinic, took time to raise her children and then was employed by Cacheville Elementary School in Yolo and later worked for the Yolo County Assessor's Office until her retirement in the 1980s.

Living on the family farm north of Yolo, she was the "Mom Bus Service," not only to school, but to all the other activities in which her children participated - Cub and Boy Scouts, church and Sunday school, Brownie and Girl Scouts, where she was a troop leader, Yolo County Jr. Horsemen's Club, 4-H Club, Rainbow Girls, Job's Daughters and the list goes on. Years later when she became a 'grandma/great-grandma,' she was always available when needed as the "Grandma/Great-grandma Bus Service;" always there to encourage and cheer on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty Ann and her late husband Ray traveled to many wonderful places in the western U.S., but enjoyed their travel trailer most of all going on numerous trips both out of state and here in California. Their favorite places were Dillon's Beach and their hunting club's camp east of Red Bluff, where they often took grandchildren. They also enjoyed square dancing with the club they belonged to as well as other square dance groups.

As an avid bridge player, Betty Ann was a member of many bridge clubs over the years and played just last week with one of her groups - the story is she won "high score" that day. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority (alumna), the now disbanded Town and Country Club, Red Hat Society, The Christian Women's Club, Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary, where she served in escort service for many years and later on the front desk and St. Luke's Episcopal Church since 1939. She was also a member of the Yolo County Retired Employees Association.

Mrs. Jack is survived by her daughter, Nancy Hatcher McCullough and her husband Victor "Shorty" of Mineral, sons John K. Hatcher of Williams, William "Bill" E. and his wife Leigh Yon Kondy Hatcher of Woodland; her brother John "Jack" A. Campbell Jr. and his wife Ann of Portland, Ore., grandchildren Carolyn Hatcher Wiggin and her husband Patrick of Williams, Kelsey S. Hatcher of Petaluma, Jennifer L. Hatcher Madden and her husband Daniel and Morgan L. Hatcher, all of Woodland, Douglas L. Goodman of Dunnigan and E. Todd Goodman of Winters; stepgrandchildren Linda McCullough Aulgur and her husband Frank of Roseville and Steven and his wife Susan Phelan McCullough of Arbuckle and great-grandchildren Ryan Goodman of Dunnigan, Kyle and Dylan Wiggin of Williams and step-great-grandchildren Samual and Jacob Aulgur of Roseville and Hattie, Minda and Mitch McCullough of Arbuckle. Also surviving Mrs. Jack is her first husband Kelsey W. Hatcher of Woodland, her dear friend Mrs. Arthur Eve of Woodland and special family friend Jenne Ehnat of West Sacramento and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Jack's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616 or the Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland, 95695 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Mary's Cemetery, Yolo. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Betty Ann Campbell Hatcher Jack (1918-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Betty Ann Campbell Hatcher Jack died in Woodland Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at the age of 86.

Mrs. Jack was born June 3, 1918 in Santa Cruz to the late John Arthur and Carlina "Lena" A. Schumann Campbell and had been a Yolo County resident for 72 years. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1936 and Sacramento Business School and was employed by the Woodland Clinic, Cacheville Elementary School in Yolo and the Yolo County Assessor's Office. She was a member of many bridge clubs, the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Town and Country Club, Red Hat Society, The Christian Women's Club, Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary and Yolo County Retired Employees Association.

Survivors include Mrs. Jack's daughter, Nancy Hatcher McCullough and her husband Victor "Shorty" of Mineral, sons John K. Hatcher of Williams, William "Bill" E. and his wife Leigh Yon Kondy Hatcher of Woodland; her brother John "Jack" A. Campbell Jr. and his wife Ann of Portland, Ore., grandchildren Carolyn Hatcher Wiggin and her husband Patrick of Williams, Kelsey S. Hatcher of Petaluma, Jennifer L. Hatcher Madden and her husband Daniel and Morgan L. Hatcher, all of Woodland, Douglas L. Goodman of Dunnigan and E. Todd Goodman of Winters; stepgrandchildren Linda McCullough Aulgur and her husband Frank of Roseville and Steven and his wife Susan Phelan McCullough of Arbuckle and great-grandchildren Ryan Goodman of Dunnigan, Kyle and Dylan Wiggin of Williams and step-great-grandchildren Samual and Jacob Aulgur of Roseville and Hattie, Minda and Mitch McCullough of Arbuckle. Also surviving Mrs. Jack is her first husband Kelsey W. Hatcher of Woodland and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Jack.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Jack's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616 or the Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland, 95695 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Mary's Cemetery, Yolo. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Both of the obituaries above are from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 24, 2004.)

JACKSON

Cindy Sue Robinson Jackson

Cindy (Robinson) Jackson, 45, passed away at UCD Medical Center in Sacramento with her family by her side on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 from injuries suffered in an accidental fire at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1959 in Woodland to Gene and June Robinson, she attended local schools and graduated from WHS in 1977. While growing up she was involved in Girl Scouts and bowling. Cindy loved animals and would bring home any stray that she found. In 1980 she married her sweetheart Dave Williams, her daughter Kandice Marie was born in 1981. In 1987, her second daughter Linzy Nicole Fortner was born. Her daughters were her pride and joy as well as her new 4 1/2 month old granddaughter Lessette Lillianna Felipe. She was looking forward to another granddaughter, due in December to Kandice and Russ. She was employed by Buckhorn Catering for six years prior to her death. She is survived by her parents, Gene and June Robinson, a sister Vickie Gustafson, Gus Gustafson, daughters, Kandice Williams and fiancŽ Russ Caldwell, Linzy Fortner Felipe and husband Sergio, granddaughter Lessette Lillianna Felipe, nieces Kelly and Kimmi Gustafson, best friend Sam Fortner and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Guy and Lillian Robinson, and a sister Regena Marie.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Yolo County SPCA or the Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in her memory. Assisting the family with arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 1, 2005.)

JACKSON

Everlyn Glendora Jackson

Everlyn Glendora Jackson died April 6, 2005, in Sacramento. She was 84.

Born May 16, 1920, in Jackson, Miss., into a Navy family, she lived part of her childhood in China and the Philippines. She attended the University of Manila and graduated from the University of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., with a bachelor's degree in English. She also attended San Diego State College and received a teaching credential.

During World War II she joined the U.S. Navy and served as an aerial gunnery instructor.

Following the war she taught in Vallejo, Vacaville and Davis, before settling down as a homemaker. She was an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, STEAC and the American Association of University Women.

She was a longtime resident of Vacaville and Davis, until her husband's retirement and move to Red Bluff in 1992.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kirkland Jackson, in 1996.

She is survived by four children, Phoebe Jackson-Watson of Bend, Ore.; Robert Jackson of Portland, Ore.; Bruce Jackson of Sacramento; and Nathan Jackson of Portland, Ore.

She is further survived by three grandchildren, Cooper Gates of Portland, Ore.; Evan Jackson of San Jose; and Tim Jackson of Sacramento.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday April 7, 2005.)

JACKSON

Sherman S. Jackson

Sherman S. Jackson, resident of Davis for 36 years, died in Santa Rosa on April 3, 2004. He was 77.

Born July 17, 1926, Jackson was a native of Hockerville, Okla., and was a resident of Santa Rosa when he died. He was a heavy equipment operator, manufacturing asphalt for 27 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the International Order of the Moose, Lodge 2260. He will be remembered as a devoted family man who never harbored a bad thought about anyone, his family said.

He is survived by daughter Lana Daw of Santa Rosa, son Jerry Jackson and his wife Sherri of Kelseyville, and daughter Vicki Turrentine and her husband Denis of Santa Rosa; stepchildren Terry Turrentine and his wife Nancy of Ohio, Randal Turrentine and his wife Joyce of Canby, Ore., Carla Hudson and her husband Aaron of Suisun, and Craig Turrentine and his wife Debi of Kent, Wash. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Private services are being held.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Sutter Private VNA Hospice; 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Arrangements are under the care of Santa Rosa Memorial Park and Mortuary.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 8, 2004.)

JACKSON

W. Turrentine Jackson

UC Davis Professor Emeritus W. Turrentine ''Turpie'' Jackson died from abdominal complications on May 28, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 85.

Born in Ruston, La., he later moved to El Paso, Texas, earning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 1940. He taught at UCLA, Iowa State University and the University of Chicago prior to joining the faculty at UCD in 1951 at the time of the establishment of the College of Letters and Science. He was the first Fulbright Professor to the United Kingdom in 1949-1950.

During his career at UCD he taught thousands of undergraduates in Western American and California history. Twice he was named a distinguished teacher, by the Academic Senate in 1973 and by the Associated Students of UCD in 1981.

Twenty-eight universities in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe invited him as a guest lecturer or to teach summer sessions. The United States Information Service appointed him to the Falkenstein Seminar for American Studies in Germany and the State Department sponsored him as a distinguished American specialist to lecture at 12 universities in Europe in 1978 on the frontier experience in the United States.

He was designated a Master Teacher by the National Endowment for the Humanities and he taught eight summer seminars for college or public school teachers at UCD.

He was one of a select group of Western historians who argued that the West exhibited important developments in modern America Ï that the West was settled not by rugged individualists but by capitalists, government surveyors and people who took advantage of federal subsidies.

"His contributions went a long way toward making the American West one of the most innovative fields in the 1970s,'' said Louis Warren, an associate professor of history at UCD.

He was the author of three prize-winning books, including "Wagon Roads West,'' "Treasure Hill: Portrait of a Silver Mining Camp'' and "The Enterprising Scot: Investors in the American West after 1873.''

Jackson's research for Wells Fargo Bank highlighted his own pioneering work in public history. As a consulting historian to the company for 20 years, he had 13 monographs and articles on the company's history in the Western states published in scholarly journals.

His desire to interest the general public in history led to his appointment by the governor to the California History Commission. He was also a consultant for the California Division of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service, a member of the Board of Directors of the California Heritage Council, California Council for the Humanities, and the University of California Water Resources Center. In 1987 he was given the Award of Distinction by the California Committee for the Promotion of History.

The California Historical Society designated him as a Fellow in 1978 and the same year the Western History Association elected him president and in 1991 presented him its highest award for distinguished published writing in Western American history.

He served in numerous positions and on committees of the Organization of American Historians and represented the American Historical Association on the advisory committee of the National Archives.

Enjoying his work with young students, he served as chapter adviser to the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity for 47 years.

"Education was really his life and love,'' said Barbara Jackson, his wife of 57 years. ``He always said he was one of the fortunate ones who was paid to do what he loved to do.''

The Jackson family also has a legacy of generosity to the university. In 1960, his mother, Luther Jackson, established the William Turrentine Jackson Scholarship in honor of her son, who was then chair of the history department. Currently valued at $2,500, the scholarship is awarded annually to an upper division student majoring in history who has demonstrated an interest in U.S. history.

In 1997, Jackson and his wife endowed the W. Turrentine Jackson Chair in the History of the Western United States. They also have lent support to the UCD Center for the Arts.

Outside of the university he was a longtime member of the Davis Community Church, where he served as both an elder and a deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and extended family in California, Washington, D.C., Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Nevada.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the W. Turrentine Jackson Scholarship Fund, or to the UC Davis Center for the Arts Campaign, payable to the UC Davis Foundation, in care of the College of Letters and Sciences Dean's Office, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JACOBS

I. W. Jacobs

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

“Saturday Sacramento Bee,” February 11, 1905.

YOLO PIONEER DEAD

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), February 11 - Hon. I. W. JACOBS, a pioneer resident of Yolo County, died at his farm near Cacheville yesterday. Mr. Jacobs represented Yolo County in the Assembly of 1892.

JACOBS

John Jacobs

John Jacobs died May 24, 2000, at his home in Davis, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.

A well-known political columnist for the Sacramento Bee and the author of three political books, he had received numerous awards for his reporting and writing, including the California Journalism Award in 1999.

He also served as political editor for McClatchy Newspapers, which owns the Sacramento Bee and other newspapers across the country.

He won the respect and admiration of politicians on both sides of the party lines. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted, ``He wasn't a flash in the pan and he didn't jump to conclusions, but he used his institutional knowledge to provide columns that conveyed a message that I, for one, would pay close attention to.

''He will be sorely missed.''

Jacobs graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley in 1972 and earned a master's degree in American history at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1973. He received a second master's degree in journalism in 1977 at UC Berkeley.

He worked his way through the ranks of political writing, starting as a general assignment reporter for the Washington Post, before moving to the San Francisco Examiner, where he spent 15 years, including seven as the chief political writer.

Besides his columns, he was a well-respected author. He and fellow reporter Tim Reiterman spent four years writing a book about Jonestown and the People's Temple, titled ''Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People'' (1982, Dutton).

Jacobs' second book, ``A Rage for Justice: The Passion and Politics of Philip Burton'' (1995, University of California Press), is a biography of the late San Francisco congressman.

Jacobs was the only son of Julius and Leonie Jacobs. His sister, Kathryn, is a Napa County supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Brydolf, a writer with the California School Boards Association, and their two children, Max, 15, and Marguerite, 13.

Arrangements for a memorial service are still pending, and a funeral service will be private. An education fund has been established for his two children. Those who knew him or enjoyed his writing are asked to make donations to the Jacobs Children's Education Fund, 220 Montgomery St., Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94104.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 21, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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John Jacobs

A memorial service for John Jacobs is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Congregation Bet Haverim, the Jewish Fellowship of Davis, 1821 Oak Ave. Aloha attire is welcome.

Jacobs, 49, died of cancer on May 24, 2000, at his home in Davis. A well-known political columnist for The Sacramento Bee and the author of several books, he had received numerous awards for his reporting and writing. He was also the political editor for McClatchy Newspapers, which owns The Sacramento Bee and other newspapers across the country.

Jacobs is survived by his wife, Carol Brydolf, and their two children Max, 15, and Marguerite, 13.

Those attending the service at Congregation Bet Haverim are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish for the Meal of Consolation immediately after. The Sacramento Bee is arranging a second memorial service in Sacramento on June 15. The location and time of that service will be announced at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of June 4, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JACOBSON

Brian William Jacobson

Brian William Jacobson of Davis died suddenly March 1, 2002, in Santa Rosa. He was 23.

He was born in Ukiah on Oct. 28, 1978, and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1996. He attended Mendocino Community College for two years, Santa Rosa Junior College for one year and had been a UC Davis student for the past three years. He was an aeronautical and mechanical engineering student and would have graduated from UCD in three weeks.

He enjoyed challenges, and his hobbies included his motorcycle, volleyball and gym.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Rose Jacobson of Ukiah; two brothers, Steve Jacobson of Davis and Chris Jacobson of Sunland; one sister, Michelle Jacobson of Davis; one foster brother, David Eavans of Ukiah; his grandmother, Mary Pfau of Devils Lake, N.D.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A vigil service is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Davis. A funeral mass is set for 1 p.m. Friday at the church, and burial will follow at Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 2277 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821; to the United Cerebral Palsy Association at 191 Lathrop Way, #N, Sacramento, CA 95815; or to the American Cancer Society at 1765 Challenge Way, #115, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 6, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JACOBSON

Mary Ellen (Smead) Jacobson

Mary Ellen (Smead) Jacobson of Utah died Thursday, June 23 at age 78.

Mrs. Jacobson was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Fresno to Louvicia Ann and Frederick Smead. She lived in Woodland for most of her life. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Richard E. Jacobson.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Jacobson, no services are scheduled. The Nelson Funeral Home of Logan, Utah is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 25, 2005.)

JACUZZI

Beulah Jacuzzi

Beulah Jacuzzi died at the University Retirement Community on Sept. 29, 2002. Born on March 22, 1918, in Nebraska, she was 84 years old.

She was raised in Nebraska, where she lived until she was 16. Her family then moved to Sacramento where, in 1939, she met Virgil Jacuzzi. The couple were married in Oakley in 1941. They later lived in Canada for many years and in St. Petersburg, Fla., before moving to Davis in September 2000.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter and Joanna Jones; a brother, Carter Jones; and two sisters, Ada Messier and Corilee Weatherby.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Jacuzzi of Davis; children, Beverly Ann Edgell of Atlanta, Lita June Gitt of Sea Ranch, Virginia M. Burgess of Huntsville, Ontario, Diane Jean McCrae of Kingston, Ontario, Virgil L. Jacuzzi of Little Rock, Ark., Susan Joan Hansen of Mississauga, Ontario, and Paul Vincent Jacuzzi of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She also leaves her sisters, Hilda Stevenson, Geraldine Runyan and JoAnne Winters, and brothers, Bryce Jones and Larry Jones. Sixteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive her.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The evening vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 971 Ohara Ave. in Oakley. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Antioch.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 3, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JAEGER

Phyllis W. Jaeger

Phyllis W. Jaeger died on Dec. 6, 1999. Born on May 18, 1919, in Dorenlee, Canada, she was 80.

Her family moved to San Francisco when she was 5 years old and Phyllis grew up in the city, graduating from Balboa High School and Lessman's Business College.

She married Paul Jaeger in 1941 and lived in San Mateo, raising the couple's four children. She was very involved in her children's activities as she began her career as an artist.

When Paul retired, they moved to the Napa Valley, where she lived until 1997. She was active in valley associations, was president of the National League of American Pen Women's Napa branch and was president of the Humane Society of Napa County.

She continued her painting career with the Wine Country Artists and was a partner in the Vines Gallery in St. Helena.

After Paul's death in 1996, she moved to Davis, where she spent her remaining years close to family, living at Covell Gardens and Courtyard HealthCare.

Phyllis was known to her family, friends and acquaintances for her exceptionally generous and loving spirit, family members said.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul.

She will be sorely missed by her children, their spouses, eight grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Survivors include David and Shannon Jaeger, Marjorie Jaeger, Brian and Judy Jaeger, Eric, Keith, Scott and Lisa Jaeger, Kathryn Jaeger and Karl Menges, Hilary and Philip Menges, Andrew and Chris Jaeger and Valerie.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Claffey and Rodda in Napa.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Napa County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 5, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JAGER

Lloyd Edward Jager

Lloyd Edward Jager died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital on Saturday, June 9, 1999, after a lengthy illness. He was 60 years old. Born Feb. 8, 1939, in Woodland, he graduated from Esparto High School in 1957 and married Elizabeth Richardson.

Continuing his education at Yuba College in Marysville, Mr. Jager next attended Chico State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering in 1963. That same year he settled his family in Marysville, where he was employed by St. Maurice-Helmkamp-Musser Inc. During that period he served as city engineer for Marysville and Wheatland.

Leaving Marysville in 1974 to further his career, he moved to Cody, Wyoming, and then back to Woodland. He worked for Yolo Engineers & Surveyors, which he eventually acquired and was the sole owner until it closed in 1997. During his employment with Yolo Engineers and Surveyors, he also served as city engineer of Winters. He was a licensed civil engineer in three states: California, Oregon and Wyoming, and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he once served as vice-president.

Mr. Jager enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with his sons, and also enjoyed watching the 49ers.

Mr. Jager is survived by his four sons, Blane Jager of Sacramento, Mike Jager of Lake Berryessa, Harlan Jager of Yuba City, and Glen Jager of Woodland; three grandchildren, Alicia Jager of Davis, and Joshua and Travis Jager of Woodland; his mother, Ferne Jager of Esparto; and sisters, Artis Jensen of Esparto and Betty Ann Karlstad of Sacramento.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Jager, in 1991.

A private gathering will be held.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 1, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

JAMES

Edward "Eddie" Lee James

Edward "Eddie" Lee James died at his home in Woodland July 14, 2005 at age 58.

Mr. James was born Oct. 19, 1946 in Sacramento. He was a lifelong resident and grew up on a farm west of Woodland. He attended Willow Oak Grammar School and Woodland High School. In the late 60s, he served in the Merchant Marine, traveling to Japan, Panama and other islands in the Pacific. After returning from his service, he worked as a truck driver for his great-uncle, Water Summ and later for A. Wahl Trucking. He also worked at Epperson Garage. In later life, he attended Yuba College. He assisted his instructor by tutoring students in agricultural-related subjects.

Survivors include Mr. James' mother, Harriet Jones; his second cousin, Wally Summ, both of Woodland; an aunt, uncle and numerous cousins in Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen Sagara and his father, Charles James.

The family requests memorials in Mr. James' name be directed to the Yolo County SPCA, P.O. Box 510, Davis, 95617.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. James, no services are scheduled. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 17, 2005.)

JAMES

Richard 'Rick' L. James

Richard "Rick" L. James died at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, Nev. Saturday, Feb. 5 at age 51.

Mr. James was born Dec. 18, 1953 in Woodland to Glenn and Ethel James. He attended school at Harriet Lee elementary school in Woodland and West Sacramento elementary school. He later attended Roseville High School. He worked for Valley Joist in Fernley and Amazon.com before retiring.

Survivors include Mr. James' wife Dianne James of Fernley; his daughter, Season James of Palm Bay, Fla.; his father, Glenn James of Tennessee; his mother, Ethel South and his sister, Kathy Parks both of Woodland; his brothers, Steven James and his wife Christine of Fernley, Nev. and Roy Anderozzi of Fallon, Nev. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The Gardens Funeral Home of Fallon and McNary's Chapel are assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 08, 2005.)

JAMES

Ruth Michael James

Ruth Michael James died June 8, 2001, in National City. She was 90 years old.

She was born in Davis to Fred and Marie Michael. Preceding her in death were her husband, George James and her brother Warren Melvin. She is survived by her brother Laurence of Davis and numerous relatives and friends.

Graveside services have been held.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 3, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JAMES

Sharon Joan James (1st of 2 obituaries)

Sharon Joan James passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at the age of 64, at the UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento, succumbing to cancer. Sharon was born in Glendale to Clifton and Kathleen Clark McDole. Sharon graduated from Alhambra High School and in 1957 she moved with her family to Sacramento, where she met and married her beloved husband, Jerry James. She was a Yolo County resident for 16 years, living 15 of those years in Davis.

Sharon loved life, and lived it with zest and vitality. Her life was a full and happy one and she was blessed with a richness of friends and family. She was employed as a secretary at the Woodland Memorial Hospital for more than 10 years, retiring in 1997. She touched the lives of all those she met and she will be sadly missed by her loved ones and friends.

Mrs. James is survived by her husband Jerry James of Davis; her sons, Kurt Miller and his wife Tina of LaPuente, Karl Miller of Sacramento, Larry James, Jerry James Jr. and his wife Becky and her daughters Karen James and Dawn Wendell and her husband Gary. Sisters surviving are Shirley Charlton and her husband Mel of Bullhead City, Ariz., Kristy Paul and her husband Ed and Kathy Ashton, all of Prescott, Ariz. Brothers are Michael McDole and his wife Delores of The Woodlands, Texas and Ronald McDole and his wife Beth of Forest Ranch. Sisters-in-law surviving are Janice Lange and her husband Bruce and Carole Spurlock and her husband Bill, all of Woodland; and brother-in-law, John James and his wife Linda of Shingletown. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Her stepmother, Kathryn McDole of Prescott, Ariz. also survives. Her mother in 1997 and her father in 1988 predeceased Sharon.

Visitation is scheduled at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., friends and family are invited to attend. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Sharon's memory may be made to the Cancer Society of Northern California, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento, 95815.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 07, 2004.)

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Sharon Joan James (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Sharon Joan James died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento at age 64.

Mrs. James was born Nov. 12 1939 in Glendale to Clifton and Kathleen Clark McDole. She was a graduate of Alhambra High School. She was a Yolo County resident for 16 years and was employed as a secretary at the Woodland Memorial Hospital for more than 10 years, retiring in 1997.

Mrs. James is survived by her husband Jerry James of Davis; her daughters Karen James and Dawn Wendell and her husband Gary; her sons, Kurt Miller and his wife Tina of LaPuente, Karl Miller of Sacramento, Larry James and Jerry James Jr. and his wife Becky. She is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Charlton and her husband Mel of Bullhead City, Ariz., Kristy Paul and her husband Ed and Kathy Ashton, all of Prescott, Ariz.; her brothers, Michael McDole and his wife Delores of The Woodlands, Texas and Ronald McDole and his wife Beth of Forest Ranch; sisters-in-law, Janice Lange and her husband Bruce and Carole Spurlock and her husband Bill, all of Woodland; and brother-in-law, John James and his wife Linda of Shingletown. Also surviving are her stepmother, Kathryn McDole of Prescott, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents.

The family requests donations in Mrs. James' memory may be made to the Cancer Society of Northern California, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 7, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 8, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

JAMESON

Bernice I. Jameson

Bernice I. Jameson died Nov. 21, 2004 in Fullerton at age 91.

Mrs. Jameson was born Sept. 19, 1913 in Sutter to Richard and Aileen DeWitt. She had been a long-time resident of Woodland was retired from the Woodland Clinic.

Survivors include Mrs. Jameson's sons, C. Robert Jameson, Jr. of Costa Mesa and Richard Jameson of Seattle; her grandchildren, Tammi Harrington and her husband Steve of Fullerton, Tom Jameson and his wife Tiffany of Irvine, Traci Peoples and her husband Michael of Westerville, Ohio and Kelly Lopez and her husband Mike of Santa Rosa, Leanna Harper, Richard Jameson, Jack Jameson and Jill Maroney; her great-grandchildren, Patrick and Kenley Harrington, Jacob and Sara Jameson, Jessica, Matthew and Mackenzie Peoples, Melissa, Annalise and Jenna Lopez; her former daughter-in-law, Darlene Jameson Elliott; her brother, Frank "Golder" and her sister, Florence. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Jameson.

The family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Jameson's name be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 14, 2005.)

JAMISON

Donnie "Don" Ray Jamison

Donnie "Don" Ray Jamison passed away peacefully at his Esparto home, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, June 7, 2003. He was 50 years old, having been born in Stroud, Okla., on Aug. 23, 1952, to Freddie and Doris (Harrington) Jamison. Don had fought a courageous battle with cancer. He had been a Yolo County resident for the past 20 years.

Don was involved in the automotive business for the last 23 years of his life, and was the owner of Jamison Auto Center in Woodland. His family and friends remember him as an outstanding businessman who was community oriented, enjoyed people, greatly enjoyed his friends and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Yolo Fliers Country Club where he played often and shared time with his friends. His friends and associates will miss him dearly.

His wife of 17 years, Brenda (Gnoss) Jamison and their five-year-old daughter, Julia Jamison, survive Don. Also surviving are his sons, Justin Jamison and wife Nicole of Vacaville, and Corey Jamison of Yuba City. Other survivors are grandsons Kyle and Dillon Crabtree of Vacaville, Mr. Jamison's mother, Doris Jamison of Oklahoma, his sister, Sherry Kornahrens and husband Bob of Reno, Nevada, and a brother, Roger Jamison and wife Guenda of Yuba City. His wife's family, Joe and Nancy Gnoss of Woodland, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside committal service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. Friend John Witham will be officiating. No visitation is scheduled prior to the service. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Jamison may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1401 Halyard Dr., W. Sacramento, Ca. 95691; or to Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Ca. 95617.

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

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 11, 2003.)

JANES

Dorothy Alma Janes

Dorothy Alma Janes, 76, died Wednesday at Eden Hospital in San Leandro. A native of Sacramento, she was a member of the Ladies Aid Society for Retarded Children and the Guinda Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Janes of San Lorenzo; a daughter, Harriet Hanson of Fresno; two sons, William Burns of Sacramento and Howard Janes of Rumsey; a brother, John Menke of Little River, and a sister, Margaret Coppinger of Sacramento.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be today at McNary's Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m., with burial to follow in the Capay Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made as donations to the Ladies Aid Society for Retarded Children, 22801 Mission Blvd., Hayward, 94541.

(This obituary was contributed by R. Richardson. Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," June 29, 1984 (Woodland, Yolo County, California).)

JANES

Hayden R. Janes

Hayden R. Janes died Friday, June 6, 2003, in his Rumsey home at age 87.

Born May 22, 1916, a native of Woodland, Mr. Janes was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He served as a Trustee for the Rumsey School in 1948. He was a member of the Buckeye Masonic Lodge since 1945. He was also a member of Yolo County Grange and Yolo County Farm Bureau as well as a member of the Guinda Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Petersen of Susanville; granddaughters, Kim Pearson and husband Mike Hayes, Kathy Howard and husband Randy; grandson, Doug Peterson and wife Julie; and great-grandchildren, Brysan Hayes and Taylor B. Hayes, Jessyca Howard, Robert Dean Howard, Nathan Howard and Jacob Petersen. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma M. Janes in 1998; and sons, David Janes in 1940 and Robert Janes in 1972.

The family requests memorials be directed to Capay Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 6, Brooks, 95607; or the Rumsey Hall, P.O. Box 34, Rumsey, 95677. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2003 at McNary's Chapel, with interment to follow at Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 07, 2003.)

JANITZKY

Natalie von Oettingen Janitzky

Natalie von Oettingen Janitzky died in her home on March 29, 2003, at age 61 after a courageous struggle with cancer.

She born on Oct. 6, 1941, in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved with her family to Davis in 1960. She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in art history and worked for many years at the UC Davis Shields Library, retiring in 2001.

She had a keen interest and talent in all aspects of needlework and was particularly accomplished in embroidering, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Peter Janitzky of Davis; two sons, Andre Janitzky of Davis and Nicolai Janitzky of Connecticut; two brothers, Otto von Oettingen of West Sacramento and Nick Tripolski and family of San Bruno; and a sister, Agnes Sawyer of Davis.

A funeral begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 1, 2003.)

JANSEN

Frankie E. Jansen

Frankie E. Jansen died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Thursday, May 5 at age 107.

Mrs. Jansen was born Nov. 15, 1897 in Nebraska to Clarence and Georgia Casselman. She had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. She attended a rural elementary school in Nebraska and later graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1916. She taught for two terms and later worked as a clerk in retail stores in Ainsworth, Neb. After retiring at age 77 she kept active in her church and clubs. On her 100th birthday, more than 100 family and friends came from eight states to help her celebrate.

Survivors include Mrs. Jansen's granddaughter, Nadine De Smet and her husband Terry, one niece and two nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband nearly 30 years, George Jansen; her son, Clarence; her daughter-in-law, Charlotte; her grandson, Larry; two sisters and one nephew.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at McNary's. Interment will be at Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth, Neb. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

JANSEN

Richard Jansen

Richard Jansen, Ph.D. died Oct. 21, 2000, at the UC Davis Medical Center after a battle with leukemia, secondary to Multiple Myeloma. He was 64.

In life, he was a psychotherapist, counselor, marathon runner and theater buff. A 3 1/2-year resident of Davis, he came here to live when his illness and the severe New York winters made apartment living impossible for him. Survived by his cousins, Michael and Steven Price, Robert Baum and Paula Winters, he is mourned also by his sister Cynthia Baldwin-Thanos with whom he lived in Davis, his old friends from the East Coast, colleagues and friends from the schools, and new friends, among them, Liese Fajardo, and many members of the Davis Comic Opera Company.

Funeral services and interment took place in New York on Oct. 27. Contributions in his memory may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite. 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," November 15, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JARAMILLO

Willie Maxine Jaramillo

Willie Maxine Jaramillo died at her home in Knights Landing Sunday, April 3 at age 81.

Mrs. Jaramillo was born Feb. 26, 1924 in Mecca, Calif. to William and Mary Harrell Bryant. She had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years. She graduated from Marysville High School in 1942. She was a cook for 41 years, having worked at the Countryside Nursing Home in Woodland until 1960 then at the Elkhorn Station Restaurant until 1963.

Survivors include Mrs. Jaramillo's husband of 19 years, Juan Jaramillo of Knights Landing; her daughters, Gail Moreno of Los Angeles and Jerri Moody of Knights Landing; her sons, Steve Riley of Sacramento and Vince Moody of Paradise; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sister, Tola Bryant of Woodland and her brother, Johnny Bryant of Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Bryant.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Jaramillo's name be directed to the Knights Landing Resource Center and Clinic.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 8 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 513 Locust St., Knights Landing. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at St. Paul's. Interment will be at the Knights Landing Cemetery on Road 102 in Knights Landing. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 06, 2005.)

JARED

Paul S. Jared Sr.

Paul S. Jared Sr., a former resident of Yolo County, died May 19, 2002, at his home in Booneville, Ark. He was 84.

He was a local resident from 1943 to 1970, during which time he worked for the Charlie Kearney family, Armco Steel Co. and Kaiser Aluminum and Steel Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; and six children, Stan, Betty, Alban, Paul Jr., Ralph and Judy.

He is survived by four children, Adda Williams of Little Rock, Ark., Priscilla Huitt of Norman, Okla., Carolyn B. Morris of Booneville, Ark., and Hermann Jared of Davis; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 21, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

JARVIS

Irene Jarvis

Irene Jarvis died on Sept. 30, 1999, in Davis, California. Irene was born in Venice, California, on Nov. 25, 1912. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Jarvis has lived in Missouri and South Dakota. In 1936, she married Clyde Jarvis, and in 1942, the couple moved to California, making their home in El Cerrito.

Mrs. Jarvis was a Girl Scout leader for eight years, and stayed in contact with her former Girl Scouts with a yearly reunion. She was a member of the El Cerrito Methodist Church. She worked at the El Cerrito and Kensington libraries from 1963 until her retirement in 1977. She then moved to Guinda.

While living in Capay Valley Mrs. Jarvis volunteered, one day a week, at the Esparto Library for 20 years. She also had a preschool story hour with the help of her friend Zuma, for 13 years, and was known as "Grandma Jarvis," to the Valley residents. She was an active member of the Guinda Methodist Church.

Mrs. Jarvis was given the Capay Valley Volunteer award in 1996 by the MM Club for her many years of the pre-school story hour. In 1997, she was awarded the Maud Whaler award, presented by the San Francisco Girl Scout Council. In 1998, the Esparto School District presented her with the Volunteer Service Award.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde R. Jarvis, and her brother H.C. Eaton.

Mrs. Jarvis is survived by her daughters, May Gillham and her husband Don, of Guinda; Margy Harper and her husband, C Alden, of Vancouver, Washington, and Joan Carlson and her husband Richard, of San Diego. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., at the Sunset View Cemetery in Berkeley, California. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the Guinda Methodist Church in Guinda on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the Guinda Methodist Church. The Friends of the Esparto Library, P.O. Box 787, Esparto, California, 95627, or the American Cancer Society. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 7, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

JAVIER

Fernando Bautista Javier

Fernando Bautista Javier of Guadalupe passed away on Feb. 14, 2005 at the age of 92. Born on May 30, 1911 in Calero Morang, Rizal, Philippine Islands, he arrived in the US at the age of 16, where he worked for local farms and traveled up to Alaska seeking employment. In 1942 he joined the US Navy and served our country during World War II from 1942-1945. He later worked at Vandenberg Air Force Base until his retirement in 1978.

He is survived by his children: Louie Javier and wife Yolanda, Audrey Javier, Vickie Javier-Catalan and husband Norm, and Connie Ferreira and husband Alfonso. He also leaves grandchildren Connie Renee Gomez, Louie Lee Javier, Andrea and Carlos Avery, Jonathon, Christopher, and Mathew Catalan, and Yvette Ferreira. Great grandchildren are Tristen, Alyssa and Lauren Gomez. Mr. Javier also had many friends who will miss him.

Mr. Javier was preceded in death by his wife, Angelina Arias. He is survived by her children, Victor Hernandez, Bert Hernandez, Petra Rodriquez, Rudy Hernandez, Angelina Meza, Hortencia Gaines, and Eli Hernandez, and their children Anthony, Yvonne , and Christina Hernandez, Isaac and Karina Hernandez and Steven Gutierrez and Isaiah Gains.

A rosary and a funeral mass were celebrated and he was buried in Guadalupe Cemetery with full military honors.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)

JEFFERY

Vernon Hough Jeffery

Vernon Hough Jeffery died in Fairfield, California on September 6, 2005, at age 82, after suffering a brief illness. Mr. Jeffery was born in Vacaville, California on September 25, 1922. He worked at Binex Business Systems, Jeffery Milling, which he co-owned with his father, and American Modoc, which he co-owned with George Cances. Mr. Jeffery was a founding member of Valley Evangelical Free Church in Vacaville, was a School Board Member of the Vacaville Christian Academy, was on the Board of Directors for the Mt. Gilead Bible Conference, and was a finical administrator at the Valley Church. He also worked with his sons at Jeffrey Soil Stabilization.

At the age of 25, Mr. Jeffrey was the mayor of Winters and was involved in Sea Scouts. In 1959, he was named Winters’ Citizen of the Year. Mr. Jeffrey loved boating, fishing and traveling. He also liked playing tennis and pool. For 25 years, Mr. Jeffrey had a passion for the building, growth and expansion of the Valley Church, and he loved being surrounded by his family and friends.

Mr. Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 10 years, Susan Jeffrey, his sons, Ashley Jeffery ,of Vacaville, and Philip Jeffrey, of Coos Bay, Oregon, his stepsons, David Hightower, of Winters, and Mark Bradstreet, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, his step-daughter Dawn McCary, of Warrenville, South Carolina, his 19 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service and burial will be held at the Valley Church in Vacaville, and will be officiated by Dr. Raleigh Galgan. Contributions may be sent to the Valley Church Building Fund at www.valleychurch.com and/or the Mt. Gilead Bible Conference 13485 Green Valley Road, Sebastopal, CA, 95472.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 15, 2005.)

JENKS

Burdette Jenks

Burdette Jenks, husband to the late Ella Margaret Farnham Jenks, died peacefully in his Woodland home on May 6, 2003, after a battle with cancer. He was 81.

Born in Woodland on Feb. 23, 1922 to the late Totabelle and Alvin, Mr. Jenks spent the whole of his life in Yolo County. He was a devoted husband, loving father and steadfast friend whose zest for life, solid values and enviable common sense offered quiet support and greatly enriched the lives of all who knew him.

Mr. Jenks grew up in Yolo with sisters Marguerite and Violet and brother Robin. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1940 and proudly served his country in the Merchant Marine during World War II, where his travels took him around the globe providing much needed troops and supplies to the war effort.

He and Woodland native Ella Farnham married in 1945 and made their first home in Yolo, where they lived for more than 20 years, started a family of five children and dedicated themselves to all aspects of the Yolo and Woodland communities. They moved to Woodland in 1967.

Mr. Jenks began his career as a troubleshooter for Pacific Gas & Electric in 1946 and for 37 years made sure the lights were on in Yolo County homes, no matter what the weather. He retired from the company in 1983.

In his precious spare time, Mr. Jenks enjoyed fishing and exploring Northern California's waterways, coastlines and countryside. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Yolo Volunteer Fire Department and a Fire Commissioner for Woodland's Springlake Fire District. In 1998, Mr. Jenks and wife Ella were honored by the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years of membership and their contributions to the Order by serving as "Matron" and "Patron." Mr. Jenks was also a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Yolo and an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Woodland.

In his life, his work and his heart, Mr. Jenks served the people of Yolo County. In his final months, he continued this effort by publicizing the great care and support he received from Yolo Hospice, and encouraging those in need to call on the organization to help ease their transition from this life to the next. Mr. Jenks has himself now made that leap, supremely confident that he would spend eternity with his loving wife.

Mr. Jenks is survived by his five children: Brian Jenks and wife Karla of Reno, Nev., Linda Jenks of Kailua, Hawaii, Sally DeRock and husband Chuck of Auburn, Meribeth Parker and husband Vince of Woodland, and Eric Jenks and wife Wendy of Browns Valley; grandchildren Stacey Hershauer, Daniel Jenks, Claire and Emily DeRock, and Bailey and Parker Jenks; and great grandchildren Andrew, Paige and Leah Hershauer. He is also survived by brother Robin Jenks of Auburn.

A memorial service for Mr. Jenks will be held at Mary's Chapel in Yolo on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at Mr. Jenks' Woodland home. Memorial contributions should be made to Yolo Hospice.

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

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, May 12, 2003.)

JENKS

Ella Margaret (Farnham) Jenks

Ella Margaret (Farnham) Jenks died in her Woodland home on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at age 78.

Born in Woodland on April 11, 1924 to the late Lloyd and Ruth (Miles) Farnham, Mrs. Jenks spent her life fostering those things that meant the most to her - strong family ties, dedication to friends, dedication to her country, and support of the Yolo and Woodland communities that, since the mid-1800s, had been home to generations of the Farnham family.

Mrs. Jenks spent most of her childhood on the 80-acre Farnham ranch estate on County Road 102, a homestead built in the late 1800s for her grandfather and grandmother, Civil War veteran Erastus Sylvester and wife Nellie (Myers) Farnham, by Mrs. Jenks' maternal great grandfather. In 1986, Mrs. Jenks and her family donated the blacksmith shop and its contents from the Farnham ranch to the Gibson House Museum in Woodland. Those items, dedicated in 2000, are on display today. The main eight-room farmhouse and barn remain on seven acres of land. The balance of the Farnham ranch is now part of the Sycamore Ranch housing development.

Mrs. Jenks graduated from Woodland High School in 1942 and received a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley, after which she worked for several years as a librarian at the Sacramento State College Library. She married Yolo native Burdette Jenks in 1945 and spent the next 23 years as an active resident of Yolo, and as a wife, homemaker and mother. Her family members say she "was a loving mother not only to her five children, but to an extended family of those in need, who she strived to support with a place to stay or simply a shoulder to lean on."

Mrs. Jenks moved with her family to Woodland in 1968, living on Gibson Road and County Road 101, just a few miles from her childhood home. After returning to live at the Farnham estate from the early 1980s to early 1990s, Mrs. Jenks and husband Burdette moved to a home near East Street, where Mrs. Jenks spent the remainder of her years enjoying an ever-growing family, visits with friends, and long drives along California's back roads and coastline.

Mrs. Jenks was recently honored for her more than 50 years of membership and leadership in the Order of Eastern Star. Just some of Mrs. Jenks' many other civic and community contributions included service in Alpha Beta Sigma Phi, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Priscilla Club, the Thursday Club and her Bridge Club. She was also an active member in the Woodland Methodist Church. She was a dedicated volunteer at voter registration booths and played the piano for Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters and the Rainbow Girls for many years. "Her joy for life, boundless enthusiasm, and willingness to serve each of these organizations in earnest will long be remembered," said family members.

Mrs. Jenks is survived by husband Burdette Jenks; children Brian Jenks and wife Karla of Reno, Nev., Linda Jenks of Kailua, Hawaii, Sally DeRock and husband Chuck of Auburn, Meribeth Parker and husband Vince of Woodland, and Eric Jenks and wife Wendy of Brown's Valley; grandchildren Stacey Hershauer, Daniel Jenks, Claire and Emily DeRock, and Bailey and Parker Jenks; and great grandchildren Andrew, Paige and Leah Hershauer.

She is also survived by a brother, Benjamin Farnham and wife Elvia of Sausalito, and nephew Alan Farnham and wife Gina of New York.

Friends of Mrs. Jenks are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Mary's Chapel in Yolo.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Mary's Chapel Support Group.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, September 13, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

JEN

Jenny (Wei-Ming) Jen

Jenny (Wei-Ming) Jen died in her Salinas home Saturday July 24, 2004, at age 82.

Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Fung-du, Szechwan, China, she moved to Taiwan in 1949 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1961. She had been a Woodland resident for about 29 years, having been employed at Woodland Memorial Hospital for many years. She relocated to Salinas in 1990, to be closer to her children. She was a member of Chinese American Citizen Alliance, and Salinas Christian Church.

Survivors include her children, George Jen; May Montgomery and husband Curt; Joan Hu and husband Chris; Jeanette Yates and husband Jim; and, eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Jen.

Memorials may be directed to Heartland Hospice.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30; and, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Struve and Laporte Chapel in Salinas. A funeral service is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Struve and Laporte Chapel. For more information, contact Struve and Laporte Chapel at (831) 424-0311, or http://www.struveandlaporte.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," during the week of July 26, 2004.)

JENSEN

Arlene Faye (Stone) Jensen

Arlene Faye (Stone) Jensen died in Cottonwood Healthcare Center Wednesday, Sept. 4, at age 75.

Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Bishop, Mrs. Jensen had been a Yolo County resident for the past 49 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ann (Palmer) Stone. In 1954, she and her first husband Robert B. Pinto, took ownership of the Jennings Tavern in Knights Landing, which had previously been owned by her brother, Glenn Stone, who predeceased her in 1956. In 1957, she married Cliff Jensen, and became a homemaker for the next 16 years while living in Camino. Returning to Woodland in 1973, she worked at the Tap Room and the Derby Bar until retiring. According to her family members, "she loved her family, all animals, cooking, crocheting, fishing, and being in the great outdoors."

Mrs. Jensen is survived by her son, Robert L. Pinto and wife Sharon of Woodland; daughters, Carla Ruf and husband Dieter of Glendora, and Linda Cunning of Burlson, Texas.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sheila Larson of Glendora, Shannon Larson of Davis, Tom Pinto of Chula Vista, Darla Brown of Stockton, Tracy Earest of Arlington, Texas and Charlotte Mares of Woodland; great-grandchildren, Andrew Harms of Woodland, Monique Pinto of Chula Vista, Cassy and Ashly Brown of Stockton, and Shanya, Samantha and Lloyd Earest of Arlington, Texas; and brother, C.E. "Rusty" Stone of Woodland.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Jensen no services are scheduled.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

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 "The Daily Democrat," Monday, September 09, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

JEWEL

Howard Jewel

Howard H. Jewel, former assistant state attorney general, ACLU official and well-known civil rights attorney who practiced labor law in the East Bay for many years, died July 28 of congestive heart failure at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. he was 75.

The son of a physician, Mr. Jewel was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and grew u in Napa, where he attended Napa High School. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned his law degree at UC's Boalt Hall School of Law in 1950.

He immediately joined the Alameda County public defender's office as an assistant public defender.

A liberal Democrat and supporter of numerous left-leaning causes and candidates, he ran for political office once-in 1958-when he was narrowly defeated in a bid for Congress from Contra Costa County by the Republican incumbent, John F. Baldwin Jr.

Shortly after the election, Mr. Jewel was named deputy director of the state Department of Justice by Stanley Mosk, the then attorney general-elect and later a Supreme Court justice.

After a two-year stint with the fraud unit in San Francisco, he was promoted to chief of the department's constitutional rights unit.

In his capacity as assistant attorney general, Mr. jewel occasionally tangled with the John Birch Society and vehemently disputed the views of its founder, Robert Welch, while vigorously defending Welch's right to express them.

Mr. Jewel argued that it was not the business of the attorney general's office to review political beliefs and give them seals of approval or disapproval.

"If the day ever comes when democracy fears to take on all corners in the field of competing ideas," he declared, "Then democracy will already have died."

In 1962, Mr. Jewel and Nancy Myer Strawbridge, Justice Mosk's executive secretary, were married in Copenhagen.

Six years later, Mr. Jewel left the attorney general's office to enter private practice, joining the Oakland firm of Neyhart and Grodin.

A year later, he was elected chairman of the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. It was Mr. Jewel who was credited with coining the phrase "little old ladies in tennis' shoes from Pasadena" in a report on the John Birch Society.

He remained at the helm of the ACLU until 1981, when he retired and moved to Guatemala. He frequently returned to California, often for months at a time, to visit family and friends.

Mr. Jewel is survived by four daughters, Elisabeth Jewel of Oakland, Sarah Jewel of Winters, Anne Jewel of Columbus, Ohio, and Daphne Stewart of Bainbridge Island, Washington; one son, Roger Strawbridge of Sebastopol; his brother, Philip Jewel of Fremont; and seven grandchildren.

A private memorial is being planned. The family suggests that contributions in his honor be made to the ACLU of Northern California, 1663 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, or Americans for Death with Dignity, P.O. box 1101, Glendale, CA 91227

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August, 12, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

JEWETT

Alyce Williams Lowrey Jewett

Alyce Williams Lowrey Jewett, a prominent California agricultural leader and well-known UC Davis teacher, died March 8, 2005, at Fall River Mills. She was 96 years old.

A memorial service begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Methodist Church in Fall River Mills. An informal gathering in Davis will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at International House, 10 College Park.

A 1931 UC Davis animal husbandry Phi Beta Kappa graduate, she was asked by John Kenneth Galbraith to follow him in teaching agricultural economics at UC Davis. She was a well-known mentor to many UC Davis agriculture students.

She and her late husband, Lindsay "Red" Jewett, were student and alumni leaders and were honored many times by their alma mater. Her husband taught agriculture at Winters High School for many years. Together, they were awarded the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Award of Distinction in 1990.

She was a colleague of one of the founders of UC Davis, Judge Peter Shields, and was a charter member of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, serving on its board in 1959.

Hosting the April 12 services are Dan and Diana Dooley of Visalia, Marc and Gerda Faye of Knights Landing, Don and Lou McNary of Woodland, Richard and Evelyne Rominger of Winters, and Dick and Judy Wydick of Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 16, 2005.)

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