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ROMAN

Roger Roman

Roger Roman, a Davis native, died July 17, 2003, in an auto accident near Forestville. He was 36.

Born Aug. 16, 1966, Roman grew up in Davis. He moved to Maui, Hawaii, in 1987, then returned to California four years ago. He worked in Santa Rosa at Maestro's Pedestals, making pedestals for fine art.

In his free time, he created art work with stained glass. He also enjoyed working gardening, working on his computer and music, and loved his dogs Cowgirl and Rascal.

He is survived by companion Don Halsey; father Buddy Roman of Maui; mother and stepfather Mae and Ray Wise of Woodland; sister and brother-in-law Robin and Gary White, niece Ashley and nephew Dylan of Esparto; sister and brother-in-law Jill and Ralph Lucero, nephew Brian and nieces Heather and Haley, grandmother Dorothy Emmons and aunt and uncle Joezelle and Conrad Cox, all of Ukiah.

He is also survived by his stepsisters, Brenda and Steven Willett and their children Allison and Eric, Donna and Tim Schwas and their children Mathew and Nicole, and Susan and Danny Garcia and their children Jessica, Megan and Gabriel.

A celebration of Roger Roman's life will be held at the White residence at noon Thursday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 22, 2003.)

ROMERO

Edelmira Romero

Edelmira Romero died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on October 23, 2005. She was 68.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Woodland Family Worship Center, 386 W. Beamer St. in Woodland. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church Catholic Church, at the corner of Walnut and Court streets, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland.

She was born Zacatecas, Mexico, where she attended area schools. She lived there until moving to the Fresno area in 1992.

A homemaker for 40 years, she moved to Yolo County in 1993 and made Woodland her home for the past 11 years. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Nicolas Romero; a daughter Elvira Romero; three sons Nicolas, Fabio and Arnulfo Romero, all of Woodland; and eight grandchildren.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 26, 2005.)

ROMERO

Manuel Romero

ROMERO - In Woodland, Saturday, June 16, 1945, Manuel Romero, beloved husband of Zela June Romero; loving son of Mrs. Candida Romero and the late Joseph Romero; father of Thomas, Phillip and Daniel Romero; and brother of Mrs. Frances Vargas, Mrs. Antonia Molina, Mrs. Mary Sykes, Mrs. Carmen Copeland, Mrs. Constance Sanchez, Mrs. Josephine Abreo, Mrs. Tony Vinson, Joseph and Frank Romero. A native of Santa Clara, aged 30 years. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Layng & Tinney Funeral Home, thence to Mt. Carmel Church where a requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Menlo Park. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Redwood City Tribune, June 18, 1945, Monday

From CADI: ROMERO MANUEL 06/28/1914 ROMERO M CALIFORNIA YOLO 06/16/1945 553-01-5992 30 yrs (contributed by volunteer Chris Havnar)

ROMINGER

Christina Rominger

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"The Sacramento Bee," Monday, May 12, 1913.

ROMINGER - In Woodland, Yolo County, May 10, 1913, Mrs. Christina Rominger, mother of Mrs. Louise VOETSCH, Woodland; Charles F. Rominger, Madison; Mrs. Carrie STOLL, Sacramento; Chris Rominger, Woodland, and Mrs. Elizabeth REIBEL, Sonoma County; a native of Germany, aged 82 years.

ROMINGER

Irene M. Rominger

Irene Martha (Stuhlmuller) Rominger died at her Woodland residence Nov. 18, 2001, at the age of 81.

Born in Lodi on Sept. 20, 1920, to Robert T. and Martha (Nusz) Stuhlmuller, she had lived in her rural Yolo County home for the past 79 years, having moved here with her parents at the age of 2.

She graduated from Woodland High School in 1938 and completed Margaret Place Secretarial School in Sacramento in 1940. She was employed by Wraith and Farrish Insurance Co. as a secretary before her marriage in 1941 to Harley Rominger, who predeceased her. After their marriage, she became involved in farming and ranching with her husband on a full-time basis.

She was active in many organizations, including St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Woodland Opera House, the Yolo County Historical Museum, the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Yolo County 4-H Clubs and the St. Paul's Good Shepherd Auxiliary. She also enjoyed being actively involved with all of her family's activities on a daily basis.

She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Langston and her husband Charles of Woodland and Kathleen Huff and her husband Charles of Pleasanton; her granddaughter, Annette Langston of Woodland; her grandsons, Ryan Huff of San Luis Obispo and Tyler Huff of San Diego; her sister, Nadine Salonites and her husband Carl of Woodland; her nephew, Robert Salonites and his wife LaJean and great-nephew Conrad Salonites of Cameron Park; her niece, Carlene Salonites of Los Angeles; and her brothers-in-law, Harvey Rominger of Woodland and Bill Rominger of Bangor.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors Chapel, 175 Second St. in Woodland. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Rd. in Woodland, with the Rev. Henry Scherer officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, West and Cross streets.

The family requests that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Memorial Fund, c/o St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95695, the Woodland Opera House Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1425, Woodland, CA 95776, or a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 21, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ROMINGER

James Campbell Rominger

James Campbell Rominger passed away on May 5, 1999, at 70 years of age at Sierra Convalescent Hospital in Davis. Born in San Francisco on April 25, 1929, Mr. Rominger lived his entire life in Yolo County. He graduated from Esparto High School and attended UC Davis, where he played on the football team.

He married Clare E. Mumma in June 1950. He worked with his father, Edwin A. Rominger, in the family ranching business north of Winters, continuing after his father’s death until retirement in the mid-1980s.

Mr. Rominger was a Yolo County 4-H All-Star, a lifetime member of the Wool Growers Association, and also a member of the Yolo County Historical Society and the Yolo County Farm Bureau. He was an active member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters.

Mr. Rominger is survived by his wife, Clare; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Janice Rominger of Winters and their daughter Tammy, and her children Naomi, Jessie and Isaiah of Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Kevin Quigley, their children, Regina and Todd all of Santa Rosa; son, Douglas of Winters; sister-in-law, Elsie Brown, her husband, Marion of Maxwell; brother-in-law, John Mumma, his wife, Ida of Southern California; and numerous Rominger and Campbell cousins.

Visitation was held on Thursday, May 5, at Kraft Bros. Chapel.

A memorial service was held at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church on May 8, at 10 a.m. Reverend Frank Anderson officiated.

Any memorials may be given to Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 13, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROMINGER

Shirley Faye Rominger

Shirley Faye Rominger passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 surrounded by her family. She was born in Westwood, on July 23, 1930, to Charles and Leona Cody.

Shirley moved to Winters in the fall of 1944 and attended Winters High School where she was involved in many activities. She then attended Sacramento City College and briefly worked as a secretary before marrying Don Rominger in 1950. She spent her life in Winters on the family ranch with Don and their four children, to whom she devoted her life.

Active in numerous community events and organizations, she served as a member and past president of the Winters Joint Unified School Board of Trustees from 1957 to 1973. She was a member of The Family Service Agency of Yolo County, The Soroptimist Club, Beta Alpha Beta, St. Anthony Catholic Church and The Altar Society. She was Grand Marshall of the Winters Youth Day Parade in 1979, Winters Citizen of the Year in 1980 and was active in the Winters Community Theatre group.

Her main focus in life was giving and serving others and being with her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Don Rominger, her four children, Lorraine, Donna and her husband Brad, Joseph and his wife Sheri and Daniel and his wife Claudia. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Julia, David and Justine McElvain and Cody, Eleanore and James Rominger; her sister Lona Lee Freden, and her husband Karl; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by per parents.

A rosary service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. and a celebration of life mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m., both at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shirley Rominger Catholic Education Fund at First Northern Bank, 48 Main Street, Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROMNEY

Dick Romney

Dick Romney, of Etna, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, after a long and happy life. He was born in 1927 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He and his wife, of 56 years, Joanne, chose to make their home in the Scott Valley after living in Winters for 25 years. Before their move, Dick loved vacationing in the Trinity Alps, bird hunting and sport fishing. An outgoing, people-loving person, Dick was an avid member of the Scott Valley Car Pals, the Etna Lions, and a regular for morning coffee at the Etna Deli.

His lifelong love of cars in particular, and all things automotive, led Dick to a career in the truck equipment industry. He founded and ran Pac Power, Inc. in Dixon, for many years. Dick was president of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

He served in the Army, 7th Infantry, in Korea and graduated with a bachelor of science in business, from the University of Utah.

Dick is survived by his wife, Joanne; son Rick and his wife, Jiley Romney and their children Dustin, Jamieson, Jordan and Kaely Romney; daughter Cathy and her husband Alan Zimmerman and their children, Ben and Dan Zimmerman, and Dick’s brother, George J. Romney, and his wife, Joanne.

A Veteran’s service will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 at noon at the Ft. Jones Cemetery, followed by food and refreshments at 4736 So. Kidder Loop.

In lieu of flowers, the Romney family requests that donations be made to Dachshund Rescue in Dick’s name. Contact Daisy Buchaignani by email at weebdox@ups.net or 916-362-6974, for details.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 8, 2005.)

ROMO

Ramon Yanez Romo

A vigil for Ramon Yanez Romo who died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on April 11, 2001, at age 74, will be held at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland on Monday at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. also at Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

Romo was born in Sonora, Mexico, on Sept. 14, 1926, to the late Ramon and Luisa Romo.

Romo was a resident of Woodland for the past 36 years. He worked in agriculture for more than 40 years and before retirement worked as ranch foreman for J.L. Grimm. After his retirement in 1986 he loved to take daily walks and was an avid gardener, but his main love was for his family.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary. Additional survivors include his children, Carol Alexander of Garden Grove; Clem and Fran Guillen of Woodland; Clara and Richard Cooper of Woodland; Carlos Guillen of Woodland; Lupe Romo-Zendejas and her husband, Luis, of Woodland; and Raymond and Brenda Romo of Woodland.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by three brothers.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, April 16, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RONCORONI

Alfred Albert Roncoroni

Alfred A. Roncoroni passed away at St. John's Convalescent Hospital Sunday, Nov. 7 at the age of 89. He was born in Woodland April 12, 1915 to Inocente and Stella (Nardinelli) Roncoroni.

Alfred attended Woodland High School, graduating in 1935, and while at school he played football for all four years. Alfred was a member of the 1933 Woodland H.S. championship team. Shortly after graduating he took a "temporary" job with Union Storage, which later was bought by Adams, Schwab and Adams Grain Company on East Street, and it lasted more than 60 years. It was something he loved doing and he enjoyed being a part of the agriculture community of Yolo County.

Mr. Roncoroni was active in the Woodland chapter of the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Clubs. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus chapter of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Mr. & Mrs. Dance Club of Woodland. He was an avid bird and deer hunter throughout his lifetime and enjoyed most being surrounded by his family and friends.

He is survived by his sons, Ernest J. Roncoroni and his wife Janette and John Roncoroni and his wife Sharon, all of Woodland, and his daughter, Sandra Cernansky and her husband Calvin of Pauma Valley. Grandchildren surviving him are Ernest A. Roncoroni and his wife Becci and Nicholas Roncoroni, all of Woodland, Stephen Cernansky and his wife Wendy of Pauma Valley; Richard Cernansky and his wife Corie of Corona and Jennifer Roncoroni of Woodland. Great-grandchildren surviving are Stephen Cital, Madeline Roncoroni, Conner Roncoroni, Jeremy Cernansky, Hannah Cernansky and Evan Marsell.

Surviving Albert also are his brother, Albert Rimoldi and his wife Pauline of Davis; his sister, Eva Fahn and her husband Casey of Chico; sister-in-law, Tootie Von Almen of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Roncoroni is predeceased in May 2000 by his wife of 57 years, Julie Margaret (Pescaglini) Roncoroni and his brothers, Ernest Victor Roncoroni and Joseph Rimoldi.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland from 5 to 8 p.m. Deacon Ed Kull will be offering a prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests memorial donations in Mr. Roncoroni's memory be made to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or the Yolo County 4-H.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 10, 2004.)

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Alfred Albert Roncoroni (1915-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Alfred A. Roncoroni died at St. John's Convalescent Hospital Sunday, Nov. 7 at the age of 89.

Mr. Roncoroni was born in Woodland April 12, 1915 to Inocente and Stella Nardinelli Roncoroni. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1935, and was a member of the 1933 Woodland High School championship team. After graduating he took a job with Union Storage, which later was bought by Adams, Schwab and Adams Grain Company and it was there for more than 60 years. Mr. Roncoroni was active in the Woodland chapter of the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Clubs. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus chapter of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Mr. & Mrs. Dance Club of Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Roncoroni's daughter, Sandra Cernansky and her husband Calvin of Pauma Valley; his sons, Ernest J. Roncoroni and his wife Janette and John Roncoroni and his wife Sharon, all of Woodland; his grandchildren, Ernest A. Roncoroni and his wife Becci and Nicholas Roncoroni, all of Woodland, Stephen Cernansky and his wife Wendy of Pauma Valley; Richard Cernansky and his wife Corie of Corona and Jennifer Roncoroni of Woodland and great-grandchildren, Stephen Cital, Madeline and Conner Roncoroni, Jeremy and Hannah Cernansky and Evan Marsell. He is also survived by his sister, Eva Fahn and her husband Casey of Chico; his brother, Albert Rimoldi and his wife Pauline of Davis; sister-in-law and Tootie Von Almen of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Julie Margaret Pescaglini Roncoroni and his brothers, Ernest Victor Roncoroni and Joseph Rimoldi.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Roncoroni's memory be made to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or the Yolo County 4-H.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Deacon Ed Kull will be offering a prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, November 12, 2004.)

RONCORONI

Julia M. Roncoroni

Julia Margaret (Pescaglini) Roncoroni died May 9, 2000, surrounded by family members in her home. Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Winters to Elizabeth and Giuseppe Pescaglini, she was 81.

She attended Gordon Grammar School, joined the Madison 4-H Club in 1928 and graduated from Esparto High School in 1937.

She was active with the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Altar Society, Italian Catholic Federation and Young Ladies Institute. She served on the PTA for 28 years, was both a Cub Scout and Brownie troop leader, and was a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Dance Club and a local bunco group.

Her hobbies included gardening, walking, baking, her family and watching her favorite teams, the Giants and Kings.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Pescaglini, and sister, Mary (Pescaglini) Gorman.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Alfred Roncoroni; two sons, Ernie Roncoroni and John Roncoroni; daughter, Sandy Cernansky; two daughters-in-law, Janette Roncoroni and Sharon Lynch; son-in-law, Calvin Cernansky; four grandsons, Nicholas Roncoroni, Stephen Cernansky, Richard Cernansky and his wife Corie and Ernest Roncoroni and his wife Becci; granddaughter, Jennifer Roncoroni; and two great-grandsons, Jeremy Cernansky and Stephen Cital.

She also was survived by three sisters, Josephine Cadenasso and her husband Nicholas, Angelina Pisani and Jean Botelli and her husband Bill; a brother, Jack Pescaglini and his wife Alice; two sisters-in-law, Eva Fahn and her husband Casey and Tootie Von Almen; a brother-in-law, Albert Rimoldi and his wife Pauline; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland.

The family will gather to recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Walnut and Court streets, Woodland.

A funeral Mass will be conducted by Father John Boll at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.

Julia requested that anyone wishing to make a contribution in her memory should give to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School, Woodland Christian School's Foundation for Excellence or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 7, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RONNING

Jane M. Ronning

Jane M. Ronning, a longtime Davis resident, died in her sleep on Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. She was 80 years old.

A memorial service celebrating her life will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

Born March 12, 1924, to Ben and Bess Matzke, she spent her childhood in Roundup, a small town in central Montana. After graduating from Roundup Senior High School, she continued her education at Montana State University in Bozeman. It was there that she met her future husband Magnar "Mag" Ronning. Her journey to Davis included stops in State College Pennsylvania and Stillwater Oklahoma before settling in Davis in 1958.

She enjoyed many activities. In her younger days, she was an avid golfer whose career highlight was winning the Stillwater Women's Club Championship in 1954. She was an active member of the Davis Dance Club and was a member of numerous local bridge clubs. She was a regular volunteer for the Friends of the Davis Public Library and an early supporter of the Explorit Science Center.

Her family says she delighted in the holidays, especially Christmas when she would spend weeks in her kitchen preparing elaborate cookie trays for friends and neighbors. In addition to raising her own family, she opened her home and heart to many of her husband's graduate students. Her family says she was happy to provide a warm and inviting place for students, many who were far from home.

Once her children were grown, she re-entered the workforce as a secretary. Her first secretarial experience was many years earlier as her husband's typist for his master's thesis and doctorate dissertation. She worked many years in a dean's office at UC Davis. After a brief retirement from the university, she worked for the Law Offices of Tom Frankel, where she continued to work until her final retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mag, son Mikal and daughter Karen.

She is survived by her son Karl Ronning and his wife Heather of Davis; and her granddaughters, Kaity and Kristen, also of Davis.

She is further survived by her sister Alice Ann Graves of Billings, Mont.; nephews Greg Graves and his wife Claudia of Seattle; Alan Graves and his wife Mary Anna of Ballantine, Mont.; and Ben Graves and his wife Patty of Ronan, Mont.; and many friends she made through her travels, affiliation with the university, community service, work and social circles.

In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation may be offered in her name to the Explorit Science Center, P.0. Box 1288, Davis CA 95616. A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 02, 2005.)

ROONEY

Imelda Jean Rooney

Imelda Jean Rooney died in Calistoga Saturday, Feb. 5 at age 93.

Miss Rooney was born Oct. 9, 1911 in Woodland. She had been a Yolo County resident for 91 years. She was a teacher in Yolo County for 31 years and was a member of the Historical Society and the Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include Miss Rooney's many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Anna Doherty Rooney; her sister, Cecilia Feltes and her brothers, Frank, Stanley, Robert and William Rooney.

The family requests memorials in Miss Rooney's name be directed to Napa Valley Hospice, 414 Jefferson, Napa, 94559.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 11, 2005.)

ROONEY

Stanley L. Rooney, Jr (first obit.)

Stanley L. Rooney, Jr. died after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday, July 18, 2002,. at age 64.

Born May 16, 1938, in Woodland, to Stanley and Ilene Jones Rooney, Mr. Rooney was a descendant of western Yolo County Pioneer families of John Schaupp and John Ralston Jones.

The Gordon School, a one-room school that was located on the Gordon land grant east of Madison, was the place of Mr. Rooney's early education. When the school closed it's doors because of unification with the Esparto school district, he attended The Esparto schools.

During his high school years,Mr. Rooney was active in sports, played the Esparto High School Band, and served as the Esparto High School Student Body president. He was also busy with agriculture endeavors in the Future Farmers of America and received the State Farmers Degree. He graduated from Esparto High School in 1956. He reminisced frequently about his many fond memories of his classmates and school years.

During his professional career, Mr. Rooney was always engaged in some aspect of agriculture. He farmed ranches east and south of Madison after the death of his father. Beginning in the late 1960s, he was employed at the Esparto Barber Rowland Fertilizer Company for a number of years and later worked as a manager of the Barber Rowland Fertilizer Company in Willows, In addition to the years spent at Barber Rowland, Mr. Rooney was employed as a licensed fertilizer and herbicide sales representative for Pure Gro Farm Chemical Company in the Sutter Basin area. Most recently, he devoted his interest in farming to his Colusa rice ranch. He was recently accepted in the California 100-year Agriculture Legacy Program.

Mr. Rooney was active in the Esparto Little League, Esparto FFA Advisory Committee, Esparto Water District Board, Esparto Lions Club, Woodland Elks and Esparto Citizens Committee. He spent his leisure time building and fixing items in his shop, traveling with his travel trailer, and visiting with his family and friends.

Mr. Rooney is survived by his wife Mary Anne of Esparto; Daughters, Tammie Griffin and husband George of Winters, Stephanie Castro, and Husband Joseph of Winters, Stacey Campbell, and husband Michael of Woodland, and Gretchen Adan, and husband Casey of Woodland.

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Natasha Matsumura and Fallon Griffin of Winters, Joey, Autumn, Raven and Cale Castro of Winters, April, Caitlin and Chase Campbell of Woodland, and Hannah and Elise Adan of Woodland.

Mr. Rooney is also survived by sisters, Jean Errington of Woodland, and Betty Wintz of Chicago; aunts Gessie Mae Hayes and Imelda Rooney of Woodland.

Mr. Rooney was preceded in death by his son Stanley L. Rooney, III and his parents Stanley and Ilene Jones Rooney.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, at the Capay Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library, P.O. Box 787, Esparto, Calif. 95627 or the donors favorite charity.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, July 22, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Stanley L. Rooney, Jr. is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

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Stanley L. "Mickey" Rooney

Stanley L. Rooney, Jr. died Wednesday, July 18, 2002, at the age of 64, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Woodland on May 16, 1938, a descendant of western Yolo County pioneer families of John Schaupp and John Ralston Jones.

The Gordon School, a one-room school that was located on the Gordon land grant east of Madison, was the place of Mr. Rooney’s early education. When the school closed its doors because of unification with the Esparto School District, he attended the Esparto Schools. During his high school years he was active in sports, played the drums in the Esparto High Band, and served as the Esparto High Student Body President. He was also busy with ag endeavors in the Future Farmers of America and received the State Farmers Degree. He graduated from Esparto High School in 1956. He reminisced frequently about his many fond memories of his classmates and school years.

During his professional career Mr. Rooney was always engaged in some aspect of agriculture. He farmed the family ranches east and south of Madison after the death of his father. Beginning in the late 1960s, he was employed at the Esparto Barber Rowland Fertilizer Company for a number of years, and later worked as manager of the Barber Rowland Fertilizer Company of Winters. In addition to the years spent at the Barber Rowland, he was employed as a licensed fertilizer and herbicide sales representative for Puce Gro Farm Chemical Company in the Sutter Basin area. Most recently, he devoted his interest in farming to his Colusa rice ranch. Having descended from a long line of California agrarians and continuing his farming interest until his death, he was frequently accepted in the California 100-year Agriculture Legacy Program.

Always involved in community service, Mr. Rooney was active in Esparto Little League, Esparto FFA Advisory Committee, Esparto Water District Board, Esparto Lions Club, Woodland Elks and Esparto Citizens Committee. He spent his leisure time building and fixing items in his shop, traveling with his travel trailer, and visiting with his family and friends.

He is survived by his spouse Mary Anne of Esparto and four daughters: Tammie Griffin and husband George of Winters; Stephanie Castro and husband Joseph of Winters; Stacey Campbell and husband Michael of Woodland and Gretchen Adan and husband Casey of Woodland. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren: Natasha Matsumura and Fallon Griffin of Winters; Joey, Autumn, Raven and Cale Castro of Winters; April, Caitlin and Chase Campbell of Woodland; Hannah and Elise Adan of Woodland; his sisters, Jean Errington of Woodland and Betty Wintz of Chicago; aunts Gessie Mae Hayes and Imelda Rooney of Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his son Stanley L. Rooney, III and his parents Stanley and Ilene Jones Rooney.

Graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Capay Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library, P.O. Box 787, Esparto, CA 95627 or Donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 25, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROSALES

Maria De Jesus “Mom” Rosales

Mrs. Maria De Jesus “Mom” Rosales passed away on Nov. 6, 2005 in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. A Winters resident for 52 years, she was 79 years old.

Mrs. Rosales was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico, and attended school in Mexico. She worked as both a farm laborer and a housewife. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Balbino Rosales, of Winters; daughters Eusabia and her husband, Eligio, of Winters, Irene and her husband Mere, of Visalia, Martha and her husband, Poncho, of Arbuckle, and Berta, of Winters; sons Benjamin and his wife, Sandy, Manuel and his wife, Denise, and Alfredo and his wife, Mindy, all of Winters, and Gilberto, of Dixon; sister Candida, of Mexico and brother Claudio, of Mexico. She had 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, including Dolores, Yolanda, Candida, Erika, Cindy, Ben, Jr., Tabitha, Rosa, Joseph, Alicia, Little Manuel, Breanna, Lisa, Little Freddie, Christabel, Ponchito, Jesse and Gilberto, Jr.; also by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Tranquilina; sister Mercedes, and brother, Jose. A Rosary will be said on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Burial will be at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 27, 2005.)

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Maria de Jesus “Mom” Rosales

Señora Maria de Jesus “Mom” Rosales fallecio el 6 de noviembre 2005 en Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. Era residente de Winters por 52 años, ella tenia 79 años de edad.

La señora Rosales nacio el 24 de febrero de 1926 en Teocaltiche, Jalsico Mexico, asistió la escuela en Mexico. Trabajo en el rancho y en casa.

Era miembra de la iglesia Catolica de San Antonio de Winters. Fue una querida esposa, madre, abuelita y visabuelita que amaba a su familia.

Es sobrevivida por su esposo de 62 años, Balbino Rosales de Winters; hijas Eusebia y su esposo Eligio de Winters, Irene y su esposo Mere de Visalia, Martha y su esposo Pancho de Arbuckle y Berta de Winters; hijos Benjamin y su esposa Sandy, Manuel y su esposa Denise, Alfredo y su esposa Mindy todos de Winters y Gilberto de Dixon; hermana Candida y hermano Claudio de Mexico. Ella tenia 18 nietos y 16 visnietos incluyendo Dolores, Yolanda, Candi, Erika, Cindy, Ben Jr., Tabitha, Rosa, Joseph, Alicia, Manuelito, Breanna, Lisa, Alfredito, Christabel, Ponchito, Jesse y Gilberto Jr.; tambien varios sobrinos y sobrinas.

Fallecieron antes de ella sus padres Juan y Tranquilina, hermana Mercedes y hermano Jose.

Un rosario fue dicho en su honor el lunes, 14 de noviembre a las 7 p.m. en la iglesia Catolica de San Antonio. La misa de cuerpo presente fue el martes el 15 de noviembre a las 11 a.m. en la iglesia San Antonio.

El entiero fue en el cementerio de Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 16, 2006.)

ROSALES

Silverio A. Rosales

Winters resident Silverio A. Rosales passed away at Sutter Davis Hospital on April 3, 2003. Born on June 20, 1917 in Teocaltiche Jalisco, Mexico, he was 85 years old. He was a resident of Yolo County for almost 60 years.

He came to the United States in the early 1940s looking for work. He worked in the surrounding area of Solano County and eventually ended up in Winters because of the agriculture. He fell in love with Winters and the people. He worked for the late Emilio Martin, his son T. R. Martin and including Mast and Sons in Arbuckle.

His favorite hobby was gardening. The chiles were the pride of his garden. He also enjoyed going to Cache Creek to play the slots.

Mr. Rosales is survived by his daughter, Martha Vasquez; grandchildren Vanessa and Robert Vasquez; brother and sister-in-law Balbino and Maria Rosales all of Winters; also, his brother and sister-in-law Arnulfo and Anita Rosales all of Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rosales was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Rosales; brother Antonio and sisters Juanita and Euferosina Rosales.

A rosary took place on Monday, April 7 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He was laid to rest next to his beloved wife at the Winters Cemetery on April 8.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 24, 2003.)

ROSE

Elma Bennett Rose

Elma Bennett Rose died July 28, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 85.

Born in Berkeley on Oct. 28, 1918, to Velma and Milton Bennett, she was the daughter-in-law of Chief George Sydney Rose, former fire chief of the Berkeley Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sydney Rose Jr., and her daughters, Sr. Kathleen Rose O.P. and Theresa Annabelle Smith.

She is survived by her son, George Sydney Rose III of Berkeley, his wife Carrie Blake and their children Cody Rose and Hannah Rose; son, John Spencer Rose, M.D., of Davis, his wife Denise M. Rose and their children Samuel S. Rose and Michael C. Rose; and granddaughter, Nissa Anklesaria of San Francisco.

A private memorial service will be held.

Donations can me made on her behalf to the St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison Way, Berkeley, CA 94703.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 7, 2004.)

ROSE

Helen Gwaltney Rose

Helen Gwaltney Rose died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at age 78.

Born Oct. 30, 1923, in Jacksonville, Ill., Mrs. Rose was the daughter of Horner William Tice and Ollie Daniel Tice of Jacksonville. She lived in Illinois and Missouri, then moved with her husband, the late Ralph C. Gwaltney Sr. to California in 1949. She was a homemaker who raised six children and was active in school and civic affairs, including the PTA, scouting, Daughter of the American Revolution, and Town and Country Club. Following the death of her husband in 1971, she became very active in the Order of Eastern Star and served four terms as Worthy Matron of Yolo Chapter. She married the late William O. Rose in 1977 and together they were very active in Masonic and community affairs. From 2000-2001, she served as a state officer in the Grand Chapter of Eastern Star in California.

Mrs. Rose is survived by her children, Ralph C., Jr., and Marjorie Gwaltney, Dan and Joanne Gwaltney, and David and Sue Gwaltney, all of Woodland, Steven and Deborah Gwaltney of South Lake Tahoe, and Sheila Gwaltney of Virginia.

She is also survived by her brother, Homer Dean Tice of Virginia; stepchildren, Katherine and Clarence Apel of Arcadia, William and Carol Rose and Clifford and Elizabeth Rose of Sacramento; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Gwaltney Sr.; her second husband, William O. Rose; her eldest son, George Michael Gwaltney; and brother, Daniel Tice.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Christian Church, corner of College and Lincoln streets.

The family requests memorials be directed to Shriners' Hospital for Children.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 08, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

ROSE

Thomas T. Rose Jr.

Thomas T. Rose Jr. died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, May 11, 2003, at age 76.

Born Sept. 3, 1926, in Milpitas, Mr. Rose had been a Yolo County resident for 57 years. He graduated from Milpitas School and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council as trustee and treasurer. He was a partner in Rose Valley Produce Co., and farmed in Solano and Yolo counties.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nora Eileen Rose; son, Steven T. Rose Sr. and wife Linda of Clovis; daughter, Debora J. Cox of Woodland; grandchildren, Steven T. Rose Jr. of Woodland, Christopher Rose of Clovis, and Desma Knee and husband Richard of Woodland; and great-grandchildren, Vivian Rose Knee and Eli Thomas Knee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas T. Rose Sr. and Emma V. Rose of Woodland and Milpitas; brother, Ellis W. Rose Sr. and wife Anne of El Macero; and sister, Melba Bettencourt and husband Clarence of El Macero.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Lutheran Church Foundation; or the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A private graveside service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 14, 2003.)

ROSE

Warren J. Rose

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Wednesday November 23, 1921.

DEATHS

ROSE - Near Clarksburg, November 21, 1921, Warren J. Rose, beloved husband of Rose V. Rose, loving father of Warren, Antone, Frank, Willie and Angeline Rose of Clarksburg, Manuel and John Rose of Sacramento, Mrs. Lucile FAUGUNES of Clarksburg and the late Marie MERRY; a native of Azores Island. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock form this late home. Thence to the St. Joseph church, Freeport, where requiem his mass will be offered for the repose of his soul. Interment St. Joseph cemetery. Morris ____ _____ director.

ROSEBERRY

Evelyn Vasey Roseberry

Evelyn Vasey Roseberry died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on July 27, 1999, at the age of 107. Evelyn was born to Thomas and Annie (Copinger) Vasey in Winters on Dec. 26, 1891, and spent her entire life in that community until moving to Stollwood in Dec. 1997.

Mrs. Roseberry graduated from Winters High School in 1910. She worked at various positions in town until 1917 when she became a clerk at the Winters Post office in 1958 and retired in 1961. She was married to James Roseberry in 1952 in Carson City, Nevada. She was the Winters Correspondent for the Woodland Daily Democrat for many years. She served as a board member of the Yolo Red Cross for over 20 years.

Mrs. Roseberry was a devout member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and an avid fund-raiser for the church in past years. She was also a member of the Winters Fortnightly Club, the American Field Service and St. Anthony Altar Society.

Mrs. Roseberry was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Walters and Adeline Islip, and brothers Joe, Jack and Gregory Vasey, and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by nieces, Marilyn San Martin of Berkeley, Patricia Manseau of San Francisco, and Betty Coman of Winters; and nephews, Lloyd Islip of Carmichael and Robert Islip of Marysville. Many grand-nieces and grand-nephews also survive.

A memorial service was held at St. Anthony's Center, 511 Main Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 31. The following family members participated in the Mass: John Coman, eulogy, Victoria Vasey - readings, and Tom and Justine Pearse - presentation of the gift. Grand-niece Carolyn Heines was the soloist at the Mass, accompanying herself on the guitar. Father Joe Ternullo and Father Bernard Witek, S.D.S. officiated at the service.

The family suggests contributions to St. Anthonys Building Fund, Yolo County Red Cross, St. John Retirement Village Chapel Building Fund or the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 5, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROSENBAUM

Neal Rosenbaum

Neal Rosenbaum died Monday, June 21, 2004, following a four years battling in ALS, at age 57.

Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Orange, Texas, Mr. Rosenbaum spent a majority of his school-age years to the San Francisco Bay Area. In May 1966, he enlisted into the Army and served in Vietnam. He received numerous commendations and medals. He lived and worked on his parents' ranch in Etna for a short while then him and his family settled in Woodland in the early 1970s.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Nadine Rosenbaum; mother, Eleanor Hare and husband Howard of Petaluma; brother, Preston and wife Rene of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Michelle Proctor and husband Jimmy of Lake of the Pines; and son, Mark Rosenbaum and wife Jodi of Woodland. He is also survived by stepchildren, Dawn Whitaker and husband Bill of Dixon, Leigh Hannah of Sacramento and Jim Hannah and wife Trisha of Woodland; nieces, Geri, and Lynette; nephew, Joe; and grandchildren, Amy, Lacey, Corbin, Rachel, Dillon, Emily, Jamie and Eric. He was preceded in death by his father, Preston Rosenbaum.

Services: Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service with military honors at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Placer Hills United Methodist Church, 17250 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. Burial will be held at Colfax Cemetery, Colfax. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley of Citrus Heights.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 4, 2004.)

ROSS

Edith Keene Ross

Edith Keene Ross died at Sierra Convalescent Hospital in Davis on May 7, 2005, of pneumonia. She was 92. She formerly was a resident of the Memory House in Davis.

A family graveside service will take place in June.

Born Dec. 10, 1912, in Beverly, Mass., to Amos and Annie Dolliver, she was the oldest of six children. She and her husband moved to Davis 30 years ago to be closer to family.

She was a member of the Women's Organization at Davis Community Church and taught Sunday School. Because of her love of children, she provided day care for dozens of families in her lifetime, both in Massachusetts and California.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Howard I. Ross of Davis; her son, Howard K. Ross and his wife Margaret of Chirton, Wiltshire, England; and her daughter, Judith Schmatjen and husband David of Davis.

She is further survived by her brother, Amos Dolliver of Pueblo West, Colo.; her sister, Amy McRae of Wenham, Mass.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be sent to The Children's Home Society of California, 1337 Howe Ave., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825.

A virtual guest book is available for reading or posting remembrances at http://www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," March 13, 2005.)

ROSS

Janice (Jan) Edith Manne Ross

Janice (Jan) Edith Manne Ross of Davis died Jan. 24, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital following emergency surgery. She was 89.

She was born April 14, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the only child of Rena W. and Jacob Manne. She graduated from high school at age 16 and four years later received a degree from Adelphi College in New York, where she majored in French.

In 1939 she married Albert Ross. Soon after, they moved to Scarsdale, N.Y., where they raised their children, Eric and Kathy. She was able to help her husband with some of the bookkeeping necessary for his work as an attorney and be a stay-at-home mom as well.

She generously gave her time to causes she believed in, working as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Jewish Family Services, the National Federation for the Blind and the local PTA. She and her husband also spent many hours working on Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaigns. Her family said one of her most exciting memories was attending Eisenhower's second inaugural ball in Washington, D.C.

Her husband died in 1969 and although she missed him terribly, her family said she continued to live her life with courage and enthusiasm. She sought out interesting people and new friends, engaging in pursuits that provided her challenges and personal enrichment.

She enjoyed golf and played skillfully. She loved to travel and experience new cultures. She visited every continent except Antarctica and could recount stories from each trip in detail. She also made new friends at the card table over the years, her family said, playing both party and duplicate bridge while everyone enjoyed her sharp mind and quick wit. She was a voracious reader who could solve nearly any crossword puzzle and never found herself at a loss for words in any conversation.

In 1974 she went to work for H&R Block doing tax preparation. She continued to work for the company for 14 years. She served many of the same clients year after year, and even continued to prepare their taxes after she moved to Davis.

She also had a fine artistic side that showed in all aspects of her life, her family said. With a needle and thread she proved an expert seamstress, and could knit and crochet beautifully as well. The garden also provided her a labor of love. Her beautiful flower arrangements won countless awards at flower shows. She enjoyed sharing this gift with others, teaching flower arranging classes and judging competitions.

In 1988 she moved to Davis to be closer to her daughter's family and quickly became active in the community. She volunteered at All Things Right & Relevant when the consignment store opened and for the rest of her life. She kept playing bridge with a passion, took classes and enjoyed spending more time with her family.

In 2003 she moved to Covell Gardens. Though her health forced her to slow down, her family said she reached out for new friends and challenges. At 88, she began studying Spanish, joined a Dynaband exercise class and became a key player on the Covell Gardens Trivial Pursuit Team.

Always fiercely loyal to those she cared about, she will be greatly missed, her family said.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric Ross and Forshia Ross of Glendale, R.I.; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Overstreet Hayes and Richard Hayes of Davis; her grandchildren, Tiffany Libardi, Daxton Ross, Jason and Lisa Overstreet; and her great-grandchildren, Devin Ross and Shanell, Chelsea, Alyssa and Anthony Libardi.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

Donations in her name may be made to All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St., a nonprofit thrift and consignment store that supports local charities.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 30, 2004.)

ROSS

Minnie Lee Ross

Minnie Lee Ross died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Friday, June 17 at age 72.

Mrs. Ross was born Nov. 13, 1932 in Buchanan, Ga. to Arthur and Katherine (Summerville) Payton. For last three years she was a resident of Robbins. She worked as a waitress for 50 years and was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Ross' daughters, Kathy Brandenburg and her husband Dennis of Robbins, Nancy Hensley of Pensacola, Fla., Linda Phelps and her husband Don of Salina, Kan.; her sons, Mike Bell and his wife Lynette and Donny Troutner and his wife Theresa all of Woodward, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; her sister, Joy Shropshire of Twin Falls, Idaho; her brother, Cedar Payton of Jerome, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Ross; her daughter, Lynn Troutner; her son, Shannon Troutner and her grandchildren, Jeff Phelps and Barbie Simms.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Ross' name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616.

Services: Private interment services for family members will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, Okla. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

ROSS

Steven Carter Ross

Steven Carter Ross passed away at his Woodland home, on June 30th, 2003, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 34 years old. He was born in Arlington, Texas on October 24th, 1968 to James and Elizabeth (Smith) Ross. His mother predeceases him. Mr. Ross was a Yolo County resident for the past 11 years.

Steven served with the United States Coast Guard for six years and then, began working for a commercial paint supplier as a sales representative. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Woodland, and an avid golfer. He was also a basketball coach for the Woodland YMCA.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Cynthia Hill Ross, his son, Carter Ross, and his stepchildren, Jocelyn, Susan and Brett Miramontes, all of Woodland. Also surviving are his father, James Ross and wife Mary, of Graham, Texas, his sister, Staci Lloyd and husband Mike of Arlington, Texas, two step-sisters, Sharon Cantrell of Arlington, Texas and Karen Dies and husband Tommy, of Graham, Texas, and his grandfather, G.C. Hanna, of Graham, Texas; his parents-in-law, Leon Hill and wife Nancy of Guinda, sister-in-law Debra Amundson and husband John of Woodland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 3rd, 2003, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland, Ca., with Reverend Hank Scherer officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Interment will follow immediately at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 Co. Rd. 22, Woodland, Ca.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Mr. Ross, the family request memorial contribution be made to the Carter Ross Education Fund, in care of Wells Fargo Bank, 444 Court St., Woodland, Ca. 95695. 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," Wednesday, July 2, 2003.)

ROSSI

Delfino Paul Rossi

Delfino Paul Rossi died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at age 88.

Born on March 4, 1915 in Ventura, Mr. Rossi attended school in Ventura. Mr. Rossi was involved with the Shriners and the Masons.

Mr. Rossi is survived by his daughter Sharon Rossi, of Grass Valley, grandchildren Craig Polete, Joel Polete and Marisa Polete, all of Woodland; great-grandchildren Riley Polete of Woodland and Ryan Polete of Lodi.

He is also survived by a brother Jimmie Fistolera, of Tracy; nephews Allen Fistolera, Larry Fistolera and Stephen Fistolera; nieces Geraldine Marran of Los Angeles, Cynthia Stanley of Michigan and Janice Fistolera of Tracy.

Mr. Rossi was preceded in death by his wife Helen Harmon Rossi, his sister Genevieve Marron (sic) and his former wife Edna Suttle Rominger. McNary's Funeral Home of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services: A graveside service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at Monument Hill.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 16, 2003.)

ROSSON

Carol Ann Rosson

Carol Ann Rosson died July 11, 2003, in Sacramento. She was 64.

Born July 25, 1938, to Geraldine and Harvey English in Washington, she was the oldest of three children. The family moved to Davis in 1947, and she graduated from Davis High School in 1956.

She met her husband, Charles Rosson, while attending UC Davis. They were married Oct. 4, 1958, in Davis. Their first child was born a year later. They spent the next 10 years in San Francisco, where a daughter and son were born. The family moved to Yuba City in 1970, so Charles could begin his medical practice.

She devoted her life to her family. Her interests included playing the piano, reading and sewing. She also enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing and ice skating with her children. She and her daughter were members of a precision ice skating team in Marysville called the Featherettes for several years, competing across Northern California and performing in local ice shows.

Carol later moved to Sacramento, where she earned a bachelor's degree from Cal State Sacramento in 1989.

Over the past 10 years, she became increasingly interested in her artwork. In 1997 she and her sister presented their collages together in Davis in a show called "Sisters." Carol was also a volunteer at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento for several years.

She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, who called her "Nana," and looked forward to family gatherings, especially birthdays.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Claire English, in 1986.

She is survived by sons Mark Rosson and his wife Trudi, and Michael Rosson and his wife Cari, all of Roseville, daughter Belinda Kesser and her husband Keith of Davis, grandchildren Chase, Tanner and Haleigh Rosson of Roseville and Merek and Quinn Kesser of Davis, father William Harley English of Davis, sister Janet English of Davis and brother Bill English of Ukiah.

She is also survived by niece Jana Roche, her husband Mike and their children, Maren and Max, of Santa Rosa, niece Kirsten Buckendorf of Seattle and nephew Theo Buckenodorf and his wife Kirsten of West Sacramento.

A small family remembrance will be held Saturday at the home of her father.

Memorials may be sent to Christian Children's Fund, Inc., 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond VA 23294-3728.

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

ROTH

Edmund Joseph Roth, III

Edmund Joseph Roth III of Woodland died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Saturday, March 11 at age 45.

Eddie was born Feb. 4, 1961 in Alameda. He had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. He attended Holy Rosary and Woodland High schools. He was also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Eddie enjoyed movies, music, playing the guitar, playing video games with his son and nephews and cooking with his mom. He was an excellent carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands. His friends and family also knew he was a very compassionate and caring person. He had such a great personality, a zest for life and would help you see the brighter side of any situation.

Survivors include Eddie's son, Edmund Joseph Roth IV and his mother Tess Anthony Lopez; his parents, Joan (Thomas) and Edmund Joseph Roth Jr.; his sister, Joan T. Angelone and her husband Dominic; and his nephews, Blaze and Joey Van Dine and Sean P. Angelone. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Rose (Gerety) and Edmund J. Roth Sr. and Marcela and Jordan Clarence Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to a Memorial Trust for Ed Roth, c/o Yolo Federal Credit Union, 226 W. Main, Woodland, 95695.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father Terry Fulton officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," from March 15the through March 16th, 2006.)

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Edmund Joseph Roth, III (2nd of 2 obits.)

Edmund Joseph Roth III of Woodland died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Saturday, March 11 at age 45.

Mr. Roth was born Feb. 4, 1961 in Alameda to Joan (Thomas) and Edmund Joseph Roth Jr. He had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. He attended Holy Rosary and Woodland High schools. For 25 years he worked as a carpenter. He was also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mr. Roth's son, Edmund Joseph Roth IV and his mother Tess Anthony Lopez; his parents, Joan (Thomas) and Edmund Joseph Roth Jr.; his sister, Joan T. Angelone and her husband Dominic; and his nephews, Blaze and Joey Van Dine and Sean P. Angelone. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Rose (Gerety) and Edmund J. Roth Sr. and Marcela and Jordan Clarence Thomas.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Roth's name be directed to a Memorial Trust for Ed Roth, c/o Yolo Federal Credit Union, 226 W. Main, Woodland, 95695.

Services: Visitation was held Wednesday, March 15 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday, March 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father Terry Fulton officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 17, 2006.)

ROTHCHILD

James Tyrel "Jimmy" Rothchild

James Tyrel "Jimmy" Rothchild, aged 20, died Saturday, Nov. 27 doing what he loved the most riding his Kawasaki 2000 motorcycle.

Born in Grass Valley Feb. 10, 1984, raised and educated in Woodland, Jim recently moved to Yuba City with his family and was working as a carpenter.

The first-born son of James and Rosellen Rothchild, Jimmy is survived by his parents, his brothers, Michael, 19, of Woodland and Loren, 14, and his sister, Tara, 14.

His siblings will tell you he took very seriously his role as big brother and often helped with homework and directed the young ones in their chores. Tara adored and respected her brother. She loved how he gave her and her friends money for the mall. For Loren, Jim was his idol and they had made many future plans together. Jimmy shared his love for bikes with his entire family and taught Loren, Tara and mom how to ride a dirt bike. Dad and Jim were best buddies, spending many hours together in the garage working on motorcycles. Mike and Jimmy were only 16 months apart and though they were different and special, they were inseparable. What one didn't think of, the other did.

Also mourning Jimmy's loss are both sets of grandparents, Loren and Nona Rothchild of Auburn and Lawrence and Ilene Kibel of Santa Ana and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jimmy touched everyone he knew and in honor of this, his family will be holding a viewing at Holycross Memorial Services, 486 Bridge St., Yuba City, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4 followed by a celebration of Jim's life at the Plaza Room (at Hillcrest Plaza) 210 Julia Dr., Yuba City from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Bring pictures and memories to share. Holycross Memorial Services of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 02, 2004.)

ROTHE

A. Ramona Rothe

A. Ramona Rothe died suddenly following a short battle with cancer on Oct. 25, 2005. She was 77.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis.

Born on Nov. 25, 1927, in Texas, she married Courtney W. Rothe. She was employed for 40 years as a word processing supervisor with Safeway. Most recently she had been working as a receptionist at Covell Gardens.

She was active in the Davis Community Church and also with the Davis Senior Center where she was a member of the Nostalgics singing group. She was also involved with the Friday afternoon dance group at the Senior Center.

Her family said she loved driving all over the state of California. She also enjoyed dancing and was an extremely energetic person.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Courtney Rothe, who died on May 20, 1998.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Kilpatrick of Woodland; her children, Patricia Lennert and her husband Don of Lavon, Texas; Pamela Lynch and her husband Don of Plains, Mont.; and Jill Johnson and her husband Loren of Davis.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Courtney Rippee, Logan Rippee, Allison Johnson, Jeanette Fechner, Briand Fechner, and Kristin Lake and her husband Dan; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the many friends from the Davis Senior Center and the Davis Community Church for their selfless acts of service in assisting Ramona during her brief battle with cancer.

Friends may express condolences by signing the virtual guest book at www.davisfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Davis Community Church or the Davis Senior Center.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 27, 2005.)

ROTTMILLER

Martin Henry Rottmiller

Martin Henry Rottmiller died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital Wednesday, March 15 at age 91.

Mr. Rottmiller was born April 25, 1914 in Sylvan Grove, Kan. He worked as a mechanic or machinist in Kansas, Texas, Arizona, South Dakota and California.

Survivors include Mr. Rottmiller's daughter, Myrletta Downes, her husband Willard and her family of West Sacramento; his sons, Michael Rottmiller of Woodland; Frederick Rottmiller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Edmund Rottmiller and his family of Canada. He was preceded in death by his wives, Myrtle (Wendt) Rottmiller and Mary (Hussey) Rottmiller.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 24 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland with Pastor Elmer Prout officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 22, 2006.)

ROTT

John H. Rott

John Hutchins Rott of Davis, formerly of Lodi, died at home on Sept. 28, 2002, from myelofibrosis. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born on Jan. 29, 1952, he was 50 years old.

He graduated from Lodi Union High School in 1970 and attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and UC Davis. He was employed by Bank of America and Diebold Inc. as an ATM technician for 12 years.

He enjoyed scuba diving, track and field, gourmet cooking. He loved animals, especially cats. As a camp counselor, he taught rifle shooting at the Bob Mathias Summer Camps.

He was a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts of America and a troop leader. Spending time with his sons and being involved with their sports was the most important thing in his life. He loved to cook at the Davis Community Church for its "Wonderful Wednesdays" inter-generational gatherings.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patricia Lee Rott of Davis and Lodi; two sons, Jeffrey Hutchins Rott and Andrew Rutledge Rott, both of Davis; brother, Jim Rott and his wife Thalia of Clements; sisters, Katherine Rott King of Acampo and Margaret R. Rott of San Leandro; two nephews, Michael Rott of Clements and Jimmy Rott and his wife Kim of San Jose; and two nieces Trudi Geiszler and Jennifer Clemons Gomez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben P. Rott and Lorraine L. Rott, both of Lodi.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bread of Life Center, 412 C St., Davis, CA 95616 or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box, 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

The Rott family sincerely thanks the doctors and staff of Sutter Health, Stanford University Hospital and Yolo Hospice for their generosity and wonderful heartfelt care of their husband, father and brother.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Tandem Properties at 3500 Anderson Road in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 1, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ROUNSVILLE

Alvin Harvey Rounsville

Alvin Harvey Rounsville, 68, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 1999, in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel in Sandpoint.

Mr. Rounsville was born on March 31, 1931, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, the son of Harvey and Lillian (Rand) Rounsville. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to the Hope/Clark Fork, Idaho area. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948, when he was 17 years old, and served during the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War. He worked as an equipment repairman, maintaining the radio lines to the front line forces.

After his retirement, with 21 years of military service, he moved to Winters, where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

Mr. Rounsville moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1978. He spent a few years living in Tory, Montana before moving to Clark Fork in 1997. He enjoyed church, his family and was an avid reader. He enjoyed going to the Clark Fork Senior Center to play cards, liked people a lot and enjoyed visiting with them.

Al is survived by three daughters, Julie Russell of Woodland, Brenda Radulovich and Laurie Lane, both of Winters; nine grandchildren; five brothers, Harold Rounsville of Clark Fork; Charley Rounsville of Dickerson, North Dakota; Jim Rounsville of Bremmerton, Washington; George Rounsville of Post Falls, and Dale Rounsville of Spokane, Washington; six sisters, Charlotte Stangle of Salem, Oregon; Minnie Erickson of Landers, Wyoming; Lillian Pugh of Spirit Lake, Idaho; Betty Gibson of Athol, Idaho; Laverna Lee and Doris Wells, both of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 13, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROWE

Alan B. Rowe

Major Alan B. Rowe, U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in Iraq on Sept. 3, 2004, according to word received by his family in Yolo and Solano Counties. He and three other marines died in a bomb explosion in the al Anbar province of Iraq near the Syrian border. Born in Woodland on Oct. 3, 1968, he was 35 years old.

Major Rowe lived in Dixon as a youngster. His father was affiliated with Valley Livestock Transportation, in Dixon and his mother taught in Esparto schools.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn and his children Caitlin and Blake, of 29 Palms; his father and stepmother, James A. and Sharon Rowe; his mother Marion Rowe, and his sister Diana Pauls and family, of Idaho. He was the nephew of Richard and Evelyne Rominger of Winters, Stuart and Emily Rowe, of Davis, Charles and Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, of Capay, Marda and Jim Henry and Bink and Gary Eason, of Dixon. He also leaves 15 first cousins and their families in the area, and he often spent time here.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Sept. 11, in Idaho. A memorial service will also be held on Sept. 17, at the Presbyterian Chapel at the Marine Corps Base in 29 Palms.

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

ROWE

Lillian Barrett Wood Rowe

Lillian Barrett Wood Rowe, long time rural Davis resident, died April 1, 2004 at the age of 100 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Marda and Jim Henry in Dixon. Born in Pendleton, Indiana on Sept. 16, 1903 she grew up on a farm and was the first girl in that state to study agriculture in high school. She met the late John O. Rowe, a native of Davis, at the Chicago International Livestock Show in 1922 when both were exhibiting the same Milking Shorthorn breed of cattle. After returning from England, where she studied psychology and international relations on a Quaker scholarship at Woodbrooke College, Lillian resumed her long distance courtship with John O., and came to California as his bride in 1927.

Her life centered around her large extended family - she made their costumes, 4-H uniforms, passed on her values and family history, and when they were interested, gave them cattle, carrying on an interest in livestock spanning several generations.

At the time of her marriage to John O., Lillian brought some of her own cattle with her to Davis and together they developed the internationally known Innisfail Herd of Milking Shorthorns, still prominent today. Lillian maintained her personal ownership of descendants of these original animals until 1999 when she distributed them to her grandchildren. During these years Innisfail bred and owned a number of national Grand Champions, Honor Roll cows and All Americans. Lillian was recognized in 2003 by the California State Fair, representing the Innisfail Herd as the longest exhibitor in the history of the fair.

After joining the Rowe family, who were early "Davisville" residents, Lillian began to gather local memorabilia, which is being assembled at the Yolo County archives. She helped save the fig trees on the Davis campus of the University of California planted by Jerome Davis, and was involved in the attempt to save the oldest structure on campus, an early irrigation reservoir in the path of a proposed new road through the arboretum. Lillian also researched the historical records of the local Tremont Mite Society, one of the oldest women's organizations in California, for the words that are on the monument in front of the old Tremont Church south of Davis.

Lillian Rowe leaves behind six children: Evelyne and husband Richard Rominger of Winters; Stuart and wife Emily Brooks Rowe of Davis; Charles and wife Dr. Joan Dean Rowe of Capay; James and wife Sharon Rowe of Twin Falls, Idaho; Marda and husband Jim Henry and Bink and husband Gary Eason, both of Dixon. she also leaves sisters Esther Benedict of Laguna Beach, California and Laura Swain of Laramie, Wyoming, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Wood of Pendleton, Indiana. She also leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Preceding her death were her husband of 53 years John O. Rowe, brother Wilbur Wood and sister Ruth Specht.

At her request, a private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be made to Yolo Hospice, PO Box 1014, Davis CA 95617-1014; Davis International House, 10 College Park, Davis CA 95616; American Milking Shorthorn Society (AMSS) Endowment Fund, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit WI 53511; or Tremont Mite Society, 1335 Blackberry Court, Dixon CA 95620.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 15, 2004.)

ROWLAND

Virginia Ray Rowland

Virginia Ray Rowland died at UC Davis Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at the age of 83.

Born Sept. 5,1918, in Woodland, Mrs. Rowland was the daughter of Carroll and Leila (Baylis) Ray.

A Yolo County resident since birth, she worked for the law firm of Chalmers, Sands, and Gardner as a legal secretary for 20 years, and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, as well as past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Woodland and Knights Landing.

Mrs. Rowland is survived by her daughter Martha H Coppes and husband Chuck of Grants Pass, Oregon; son Richard Rowland and wife Gretchen of Danville, sister Isabel Dolan of Woodland; grandson John T. Shone and wife April of Ione; granddaughter, Stephani S. Shone; and great-grandchildren Kristina, Jake and Austin Shone.

She was preceded in death by husband L.C. Rowland in 1974.

Services are scheduled for noon Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland, with the Rev. David Affleck officiating. Internment will follow immediately.

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Wednesday, January 9, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

ROWLETT

Auda Vay Rowlett

Auda Vay Rowlett died in Manteca, Sunday, Sept. 26 at age 85.

Mrs. Rowlett was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Japton, Ark. She worked as a homemaker and in retail sales in Davis and was a member of the Church of Christ in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Rowlett's daughter, Janis Smith and her husband Waymond of Tracy; her sons, J. Douglas Rowlett and his wife Linda of Santa Clara, Ronald Rowlett and his wife Victoria of Vacaville and Michael "Barney" Rowlett and his wife Coleen of Woodland; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Rowlett.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Rowlett's name be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 29, 2004.)

ROWLEY

Irene Frances Rowley

Irene Rowley passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on March 9, 1904 in San Francisco, California, she was 96 years old.

Mrs. Rowley was raised in San Francisco where she graduated from high school and Heald Business College. She lived in San Mateo for many years before moving to Winters 25 years ago. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and YLI.

Mrs. Rowley is survived by her daughter Honore Eldridge and husband Jack of Winters; grandchildren, Nora White and husband Scott of Auburn, Mike Eldridge and wife Alison of Winters and Sean Eldridge and wife Roselynd of Winters; six great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Honora Cogley, a son Michael Rowley and a grandson Dennis Eldridge.

An evening vigil service was held on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. The funeral mass was held on Friday, June 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony. Father Joseph Ternullo celebrated the mass. Rosie Lucero was the soloist accompanied by Andrew Gilmore on the organ. Pallbearers were all family members. Burial followed the services at the Winters Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith’s Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, July 13, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ROYSTER

Laura J. Royster

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Laura Jean Smotherman Royster, who died Oct. 4, 2002, in Davis. A native of Cathage, Tenn., she was 87.

She had been a Davis resident for 38 years, and prior to that had lived in Dixon and Boonville.

She was a retired teacher in the Dixon and Boonville unified school districts. A patron of the arts, she enjoyed music, theater and lectures, and also enjoyed traveling throughout the southern United States.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Ferd N. Royster, in 1983. He was the former minister of Dixon United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Jean Ellen Swearingen of Carmichael and Charles William Royster of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren, William Swear-ingen IV and Sean Swearingen; and a sister, Margaret McKinley of Cookeville, Tenn.

The Rev. Eileen Lindsay will officiate at the memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road.

Donations in her Mrs. Royster's memory may be made to the church's organ fund.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, October 14, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RUBIO

Angel Jerrad Rubio

Graveside services for Angel Jerrad Rubio, an infant, were held Monday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.

The Reverend Lester Seto of Bethany Lutheran Church in Vacaville officiated.

The infant died shortly after birth on April 4, 2000, at North Bay Medical Center.

He is survived by his mother, Ana Marie Namauleg of Winters and father, Gabriel of Winters.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, April 13, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

RUBIO

Anselmo F. Rubio

Anselmo F. Rubio died at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Friday, Oct. 1 at age 79.

Mr. Rubio was born April 21, 1925 in Marfa, Texas had been a Yolo County resident for 53 years. He was employed for Teichert Construction Company for 25 years. He was also a member of Eagles No. 2345 and Comite Mexicano de Beneficiencia.

Survivors include Mr. Rubio's wife, Irene Rubio of Woodland; his children Manuel Rubio and his wife Nadine of Bloomington, Mary Ayala of Pomona, Dolores Gonzales of Avenal, Yolanda Alfaro and her husband Angel of Bloomington, Paul Rubio and his wife Sofia of Sacramento, Fred Rubio and his wife Rebecca, Martin Rubio and his wife Katherine and Daniel Rubio and his wife Modestee , all of Woodland; stepchildren Carolina and Pedro Savala and Sueann and Rick Koster, all of Woodland; 29 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren and his brother Domingo and his wife Rafilla Ortega of Shafter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anastacia F. Diaz; his son, Anselmo Rubio Jr.; his sister Nicolasa Vargas and his brother Benito Rubio.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at McNary's Chapel. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, October 05, 2004.)

RUBIO

Dick Rubio

Dick Rubio, lifelong Yolo County resident, passed away at his home in Winters, Monday, May 3, 1999. Born on Nov. 10, 1921, in Winters, to Salvador and Gabriela Rubio, immigrants from Malaga, Spain, he was 77 years old.

A World War II veteran, Dick fought in the Battle of the Bulge and served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1944. He received the Purple Heart. He returned from the service to marry his childhood sweetheart, Carmen Ramos.

Mr. Rubio ran a Crystal Dairy Farm and owned Rubio & Son Commercial Hay Services. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and VFW Post #11091, and the Farm Bureau, and he was a volunteer fireman for the Capay Valley Fire Dept. He traveled to Spain several times to locate relatives. Mr. Rubio valued his family and friends and he never met a person he didn’t like.

An evening vigil prayer service was held Wednesday, May 5. His cousin, Toni Echarte delivered the eulogy, Rev. Joe Ternullo and Deacon Colby Smith officiated at the vigil. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Readers at the Mass were Trini Goutanegro and Janet Martin. His grandchildren presented the gifts at the altar. Servers were Nicole Walburn and Michael Walburn. Soft organ music was played throughout the service, and tapes of Dick’s favorite music were played, including Ave Maria and Somewhere over the Rainbow. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery, with members of the VFW presenting a 21-Gun Salute and Taps. Rev. Joe Ternullo, Deacon Colby Smith and Monsignor Andrew Coffey officiated at the Mass and burial services.

Pallbearers were John Collado, Tony Martin, Jesse Garibay, Ralph Gutierrez, Frank Nichols and Robert Tabarez. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Manas, Domingo Ariza, Joe Campos, Glen Fraters, Harold Robben and Jack Bernal.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carmen Rubio of Winters; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Gene Robben of Dixon, son, Richard Rubio and his fiance, Robbie Manhart of Winters; sister, Dora Manas of Winters; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Hugh Goddard of Winters, and sister, Frances Ariza of Vacaville. Grandson, Spencer Bei and wife, Nancy of Dixon; grandsons, Mark Rubio of Winters, Scott Robben of Dixon; granddaughter, Brandy and husband, Richard Seeyle of Winters; granddaughters, Christie Rubio of Winters, and Amanda Robben of Woodland, and great-grandson, Zachary R. Seeyle, and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Gabriel Manas.

Memorials may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or to St. Anthony Church Building Fund in Winters.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith’s Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 13, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

RUBIO

Christopher F. Rubio

Christopher F. Rubio passed away unexpectedly in Sacramento on Jan. 26, 2005. Born on March 1, 1957 in Charleston, South Carolina, he was 47 years old.

He is survived by his mother, Iris Rubio, of Charleston; daughter Maegan Abbott, of Cameron Park; brothers, Guy S. Rubio of Sacramento and Richard Rubio, of Winters, and a sister, Denise Pittman, of Charleston. He is also survived by two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Christopher W. Rubio.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 3, 2005.)

RUBIO

Fermin Walter Rubio, Sr.

Fermin Walter Rubio, Sr. passed away on April 22, 2006 in Oroville following a lengthy illness. Born on July 27, 1938, in Suisun City, he was 67 years old.

Mr. Rubio served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He worked as a butcher for 20 years at Stoven Bros. in Dixon. He also spent 18 years working in building maintenance in Reno, Nevada, and retired to Oroville three years ago. He was the son of immigrants from Spain who settled in Winters in the early 1900s.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gladys; sons and daughters-in-law Fermin and Susan Rubio, and Mark and Jill Rubio; sisters, Fastina Carillo, Julia Gonnilla, Carmen Soulier, Josie Cuberos and Ana Martinez; brothers, Pedro and Mike Rubio; seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Mike Rubio; sisters, Mary Albacete and Anthonette Barbosa; and brothers, Frank, John and Chris Rubio.

Visitation will take place at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville on Thursday, April 27, 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held for Mr. Rubioon Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Vacaville, with Pastor Bob Jacobs presiding. McCune Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 27, 2006.)

RUDD

Robert L. Rudd

Longtime UC Davis zoology professor Robert L. Rudd died Nov. 4, 2003, in Stockton. He was 82.

Born Sept. 18, 1921, in Los Angeles, he grew up in Salinas and Boulder Creek. His grandfather taught him to observe and appreciate the natural world, and he was already an accomplished naturalist by the time he began studying zoology at Salinas Junior College (now Hartnell College) and UC Berkeley.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on April 15, 1942. He served as a B-24 pilot during World War II, flying numerous missions in the Pacific Theater as a first lieutenant in the 23rd Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group. He earned the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star.

When the war ended, he returned to Berkeley and obtained his doctorate in zoology. In 1952 he joined the UCD department of zoology, teaching field courses in ornithology and mammalogy. Having developed an interest in tropical biology while serving in the Pacific, he also created a course in the ecology of tropical latitudes.

His study of the effects of the insecticide DDT on birds became "Pesticides and the Living Landscape," a book that paralleled Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" but was written for the scientific community. His later work focused on mammals of the rainforests of Malaysia, Costa Rica and New Guinea.

He moved to Stockton after the death of his wife of 55 years, Betty.

He is survived by daughter Melanie Ferrando and her husband Bob of Davis, and by daughter Millicent Guiliani, her husband Richard and their sons Tony and Will of Stockton. His death also will be mourned by countless students and graduate students who credit him with their appreciation of the songs of birds and the beauty and fragility of the environment, his family said.

Interment will be at Davis Cemetery. No formal service is planned.

Donations in the name of the deceased may be sent to Rachel Carson Council Inc., 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, November 8, 2003.)

RUEDIGER

Evelyn May Ruediger

Evelyn May Ruediger, 91, died on March 6, 2002, at Trinity Hospital in Weaverville following an extended illness.

She was born on May 7, 1910, in Oklahoma. When she was a child, her family moved to California. She married Alvin Ruediger in 1937. They lived in Alameda until 1945 when they moved to Lafayette. In 1972, they moved to Loomis and in the 1990s they lived in Davis and Woodland. They moved to Weaverville in 1997.

Ruediger had been active in Girl Scouts and Brownies and also held office in the Order of Eastern Star and was the Worthy High Priestess in the White Shrine. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Donna May, and son-in-law, Edward L. Pahl, of Weaverville and a grandson, Dennis Alan Pahl of Emmet, Idaho.

Recognizing her love and devotion to all creatures great and small, memorial contributions my be made to Trinity Animal Shelter Auxiliary, P.O. Box 2471, Weaverville, CA 96093.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, March 10, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RUGGENBERG

Lyle Gene Ruggenberg

Lyle Gene Ruggenberg died in Woodland Monday, March 8, 2004, at age 61.

Born Sept. 10, 1942, a native of Woodland, Mr. Ruggenberg had been a Yolo County resident for 59 years. He attended Madison Middle School and Esparto High School. He worked for Methodist Hospital and also did automatic door repairs and maintenance.

Survivors include his brother, Allan Ruggenberg of Maryland; sisters, Ruth McMillan and husband Roger of Madison and Christine Sandoval and husband John of Dixon; 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elroy and Helen (Mead) Ruggenberg; and brothers, Dennis and Dale Ruggenberg.

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 graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Cottonwood Cemetery of Madison, with a burial to follow.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 19, 2004.)

RUGGIERO

Thomas Ruggiero

Thomas Ruggiero died following an extended illness Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at age 84.

Born March 26, 1918, in New Haven, Conn., Mr. Ruggiero had been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Woodland and Sacramento for 53 years. He served in the U.S. Army Engineering Corps and was a veteran of World War II. After his service, he became an engineering draftsman and worked for various companies and governmental agencies including the Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Aerojet-General in Sacramento, General Electric in San Jose and as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy in San Francisco and the Sacramento Army Depot. After his retirement, he worked for two years as a custodian at Holy Rosary School.

Mr. Ruggiero is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Ruggiero; sons, Frank Ruggiero and wife Amy of Issaquah, Wash., Stephen Ruggiero and wife Janet of Woodland, Michael Ruggiero and wife Patty of Santa Cruz; and daughter, Carmel John of San Jose.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Ruggiero and wife Meridy of Seattle, Jennifer Ruggiero of Seattle, Mark, Matthew, Barbara, and Joseph Ruggiero of Woodland, Elizabeth and David John of San Jose, and Daniel and Erin of Santa Cruz; and great-grandchildren, Josh and Zoe of Santa Cruz.

Mr. Ruggiero was preceded in death by his parents, Francesco and Carmela Ruggiero; and brothers, Anthony Ruggiero of New Jersey and Joseph Ruggiero of Pennsylvania.

A memorial service is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Ruggiero, his ashes will be scattered in the rural setting of the Northern California coastal town of Tomales.

The family requests memorials be directed to local library; or the charity of the donor's choice.

North Sacramento Funeral is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 02, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

RUGGLES

Leana (Kinkle) Ruggles

("The Winters Express," Winters, California, October 3, 1985)

"85 Years Ago - October 5, 1900

Mrs. F. C. Ruggles, mother of J. B. Ruggles, of Winters, died at Hanford October 4, aged 79. She was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to California in 1850 with her family."

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(A Yolo County, California, newspaper clipping; name of paper and specific date unknown, except Leana died in October 1900.)

The Last Sleep

The Funeral of the Late Mrs. Leana Ruggles.

Friday evening the body of the late Mrs. L. Ruggles, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Gallup, Hanford, arrived by train in this city. The funeral took place from the Christian Church at 2 o'clock this afternoon. There was a very large attendance both in the church and at the cemetery. Rev. J. J. Morgan conducted the services, which were very impressive. The pallbearers were E. H. Baker, B. Howell, L. Diets, J. Lawson, D. Farnham and T. Dopking.

The deceased was Miss Leana Kinkle, before she was married to F. C. Ruggles fifty-eight years ago in Michigan. She was a native of Pennsylvania and 79 years of age. During her infancy her parents moved to Ohio. When she had grown to young womanhood she went to live with her sister, Mrs. Duncan. It was there she met and married Mr. Ruggles.

In 1850 they came to California, first locating at Placerville. After living there two years they removed to Yolo County. They lived near this city for a time, also in Buckeye township, and afterwards on a farm near Blacks.

In 1880 they took up their residence in Woodland, where they lived until the death of Mr. Ruggles, which occurred on the 18th of March, 1896. After that time the deceased made her home with her children. During the last three years she lived with Mrs. Gallup, of Hanford. For some time preceding her death she was in ill health, and a few months ago was stricken with paralysis. Her surviving children are F. C. Ruggles, of Galt, James Ruggles, of Trinity county, Mrs. Wallace, of Madison, Mrs. E. Cox, near Plainfield, Jesse B. Ruggles, of Winters, and ...

Mrs. Ruggles was a devout member of the Christian Church, and she led an exemplary Christian life. Her many good deeds and Christian charities will long be remembered gratefully. She was affectionate in her domestic relations and uniformly treated her friends with kindness, consideration and generosity, and the best tribute that can be paid to her memory is to say that love for her is enshrined in the hearts of all who knew her."

RUHN

Karen Louise Ruhn

Karen Louise Ruhn, life partner of Ted Hawkins, formerly of Winters, died suddenly of a coronary occlusion on January 31.

Born November 14, 1950 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Robert and Allie Johnson, she attended the University of Minnesota majoring in fine arts and business. Her college majors served her well as she developed an expertise as a goldsmith, and jewelry designer and also as a real estate develper in Minnesota and later in North Carolina.

Learning to sail, she and Ted planned a boat trip to Mexico this fall. They had recently purchased a 300 year-old home in Merida in the Yucatan that they were remodeling.

Her husband, Tim Ruhn, died in an automobile accident in 1986. She leaves three siblings in Minnesota - Eric, Chris, and Andrea.

Memorial services are pending.

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

RUIZ

Guillermo Romero Ruiz

Guillermo Romero Ruiz died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his Woodland home. He was 74.

Ruiz was born April 21, 1930, in Rosario Baja, Mexico, to Victoriano and Flora (Romero) Ruiz. He lived in Yolo County for the past 24 years. He was employed for six years as a deep-sea diver, then an agriculture laborer, and later as a truck driver for Chula Lumber in San Diego, a job he held for 40 years.

A vigil service will begin at 3 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Church at Court and Walnut streets in Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, followed by interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Ruiz; four daughters, Rosalinda Villa and her husband Joe of Woodland; Silvia Tapia and her husband Javier of Woodland; Sandra Montenegro of Woodland; and Concepcion Ruiz of Sacramento; a son, Rogelio Ruiz of Woodland; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruiz also is survived by his sisters, Leonor Villarino, Lydia Calderon and Dalia Sanchez, all of Ensenada, Mexico; and Gloria Collins, Evelia Poncranz and Yolanda Villavicencio, all of San Diego; and a brother, Victor Ruiz of San Diego.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonel, in 1994.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Yolo Hospice in Guillermo Ruiz's name.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 6, 2004.)

RUIZ

Louie Jordan Ruiz

Louie Jordan Ruiz died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 in his Woodland home at the age of 81.

Mr. Ruiz was born in El Paso, TX to Pedro and Belen (Jordan) Ruiz on Feb. 28, 1922. He had been a resident of Woodland for 44 years.

Mr. Ruiz was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific during the battles of Tarawa, Saipan, Guam and the Gilbert Islands. He was with the Second Marine Division and was awarded the presidential Unit Citation, the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Victory Medal, the Sharpshooter Medal and the Good Conduct medal. After his discharge he met and married Mary Leyba Ruiz in Denver in 1945. Mr. Ruiz moved to Woodland in 1959 where he worked for Spreckels Sugar Company. He later owned and operated Louis Ruiz Trucking Co. in Woodland.

Mr. Ruiz is survived by his wife Mary Ruiz; his daughters, Louise Durgin and husband Bill, Belinda Gomez and husband Robert, Juanita Ruiz, Gerri Ruiz, Rebecca Marquez and Belle Lopez and husband Ricky, and sons, Louis Ruiz and wife Josie and Robert Ruiz and wife Maureen, all of Woodland.

Also surviving Mr. Ruiz is his sister Soledad Cordova of Los Angeles and 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Ruiz was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete Ruiz, Jose Ruiz, Jesus Ruiz, Albert Ruiz and his daughter Belen Ruiz and also by his sisters Lola Sanchez and Socorro Trujillo.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with services to be conducted by Deacon Ed Kull. A burial will immediately follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 where military honors will be presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.

Kraft Bros. is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family requests memorial contributions in Mr. Ruiz's name be made to the Northern California Heart Association, 2007 "O" St., Sacramento, CA, 95814.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 10, 2003.)

RUIZ

María Elena 'Nená' Ruiz

María Elená "Nena" Ruiz died in UC Davis Medical Center Sunday, June 27, 2004, at age 41.

Born Oct. 7, 1962, in Purépero, Michoacán, México, she had been a 41-year Woodland resident. She was a 1981 Woodland High School graduate. She was employed in the Tercero Dining Commons at UC Davis.

Survivors include her son, Héctor Ruiz; parents, Rafael and Guadalupe (Reyes) Ruiz, all of Woodland. Also surviving are her sisters, Lupe Lepe and husband Enrique of Madison, Rosario Dark and husband Christopher, Teresa Ruiz; brothers, Sergio Ruiz and wife María, Rafael Ruiz Jr. and wife Alejandra, all of Woodland; nieces, Ariana, Lisset and Jazmin Lepe, Angélica and Veronica Dark, and Cecilia Ruiz; and nephew, Ismael Ruiz.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at McNary's Chapel. A rosary is scheduled to be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 30, 2004.)

RUMBAUGH

Charles Lenord Rumbaugh

Charles Lenord Rumbaugh died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at age 73.

Born Sept. 26, 1930, in Pleasantville, Pa., Mr. Rumbaugh had been a Yolo County resident for the last six years. He spent four years in U.S. Air Force where was involved with microwave installation across France. For 40 years he was a machinist and parts coordinator, retiring from Rockwell International where he worked on the space shuttle program for NASA.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Rumbaugh of Woodland; daughter, Gaye David of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Eric and Carl David of Garland, Texas; stepchildren, Doreen Job of Anaheim, Michael Lugo of W. Sacramento, Toni Lugao of Parker, Colo., Rita Lugo-Irungo of Rochester Mn.; sister, Marion McNett of Santa Ana; brothers, Jimmy, Harry, Clarence and Larry Rumbaugh of Pleasantville, Pa.; and numerous step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Georgia Rumbaugh; and brother, George Rumbaugh.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 3, 2003.)

RUPE

Joshua Paul Rupe

Joshua Paul Rupe died in Woodland Friday, July 26, 2002, at age 18.

Born June 7, 1984, in Redding, Joshua attended school in Davis, Woodland, Lincoln and went to San Juan High School in Citrus Heights and graduated from El Sereno High School in 2002. He was employed by Westates for the past few months.

Joshua is survived by his sisters, Nicole Ramsey of Chico and Melissa Rupe who is serving in the Army at Ft. Lee, Va.; and grandparents, Alfred and Alice Garcia and Mary McClean, all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his nephew, Daniel Ramsey; and numerous aunts; uncles and cousins, of Woodland, Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Davis and the surrounding area.

Joshua was preceded in death by his mother, Natelie Garcia, in 1985.

A vigil service is scheduled at 8 p.m. today Thursday, Aug. 1, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

The funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, August 02, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

RUSSELL

Evelyn G. Russell

Evelyn G. Russell died July 5, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Sept., 27, 1917, in Boden, Ill. to James and Grace Kasenberg Docherty, she was 82.

She lived in the Boden, Matherville, Milan area of Illinois nearly all her life, and moved to California with her husband last year to be close to their son Rick and his family.

She will be remembered by friends and family as a woman of great spiritual strength, selflessness and compassion. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Milan, Ill.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard (Dick) Russell; their son Rick and his wife, Sharon, of Woodland; sister, Maxine Byron, of Milan, Ill.; a step-daughter, Cherie Peterson of Alexis, Ill.; three granddaughters, Carrie Russell Lewis of Woodland, Lori Lemon Messerschmitt and Lisa Lemon Chambers of Ottumwa, Iowa; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Micaela Lemon Peterson; a son, William Lemon; a sister, Alice Drake; and a brother, Peter Docherty.

In fulfillment of her wishes, no services will be held in California.

Donations in her name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of July 9, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RUSSELL

Michael (Leo) Kevin Russell

Michael Kevin Russell died in Sacramento Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at the age of 19.

Mr. Russell was born Oct. 1, 1984 in Porterville and had been a resident of Madison for the past two years. He was a student at Woodland Adult Education and planned to go into the United States Marine Corps upon his graduation.

Survivors include Mr. Russell's mother Felecita Velasquez, stepfather Steve Velasquez, sister Maricela Russell, niece Isis Harmon, nephew Kevin Harmon, grandfather Andre Valdez, grandmother Valdez, five uncles and five aunts.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for noon today, Friday, at El Sendero Del La Cruz Assemblies of God Church, 8275 Florin Road, Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," September 18, 2004.)

RUSSELL

Richard L. Russell

Richard L. "Dick" Russell died Nov. 24, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born May 9, 1915, in Viola, Ill., to J. Elmer and Carrie Breckenridge Russell, he was 85.

He graduated from Viola High School and lived in the Viola, Matherville and Milan areas of Illinois nearly all of his life. He moved to Woodland with his wife, Evelyn, in August 1999 to be close to their son, Rick and his family.

At 19, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He worked for more than 25 years at J.I. Case Co. in Bettendorf, Iowa, retiring in 1974.

He is survived by their son, Rick and his wife, Sharon of Woodland; daughter, Cherie Peterson of Alexis, Ill.; granddaughter, Carrie Russell-Lewis of Woodland; stepgranddaughters Lori Lemon Messerschmitt and Lison Lemon Chambers of Ottumwa, Iowa; one great-grandson and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn G. Russell, in July; a brother, Walter Russell; a sister, Ruth Woodruff; a stepdaughter, Micaela Lemon Peterson; and a stepson, William Lemon.

Respecting his wishes, there will be no services in California. Graveside services for him and his wife will be held in Illinois in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," November 01, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RUSSELL

Robert (Bob) D. Russell

Bob Russell died peacefully on April 15, 2006, at the age of 75.

A celebration of his life will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the El Macero Country Club.

He was born in Long Island, Kan., and later moved to Vallejo. After graduating from Sacramento State University, he worked as a labor relations consultant for Kaiser Engineers.

He moved his family to Davis in 1964 where he started his own business. Active in the local business community, he was once president of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. After working for other firms in labor relations, he retired in 1996. He lived in El Macero for more than 26 years where he was an active golfer and president of the board of directors.

His family said he enjoyed golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Irene. They had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

He is also survived by his children, Bob Russell, Barney Russell, Carolyn Montoya and Susan Constant; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 21, 2006.

RUSSICK

Joan Young Russick

Joan Young Russick died at her home in Sacramento on Aug. 25, 2005. She was 77.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in San Francisco, and grew up in Burlingame and Berkeley.

She was a Girl Scout leader in Davis and Berkeley. An avid gardener, she spent many hours tending her garden and enjoying its natural beauty. The garden contained many hues of the color blue, which she loved passionately.

She loved people who sang to her, her family said. But most important to her was her large, extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Russick, her brothers, Vincent and Frank B. Young, and a granddaughter, Sarah Ann Lilly.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Young; sister, Elizabeth Montgomery; children, Mary Myers and her husband Donald F. Myers, of North Carolina, Anne R. Pettit of Sacramento, Robert Y. Russick and his wife Gail Russick of Williams, Jane Russick-Smith and her husband W. Bradley Smith of Colorado, Margaret Heath and her husband Charles Heath, and Susan Fenwick and her husband Jeffery Fenwick of South Carolina; grandchildren, Brian and Heather Lilly, Robert H. Russick, Katherine, Caroline and John Fenwick, James Russick Smith, Casey and Hunter Heath, Rosalie Pettit, Forrest and Donald McElvy, Luneda Chrispin, Calais Johnson and Christina Pettit; great-grandchildren are Jace, Brett and Alexea Lilly; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at 740 Regatta Drive in Sacramento.

Donations in her name may be made to the Natomas Charter Performing Arts and Fine Arts Academy.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 29, 2005.)

RUSSICK

Robert F. Russick

Robert Russick died peacefully at his Sacramento home on Sept. 9, 2004, surrounded by family.

Born Dec. 9, 1926 in Santa Ana, he was 77.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and spent time working for the Berkeley Fire Department. In 1968, he moved to Davis, where he worked as a contractor. He was a building inspector at UC Davis for 20 years.

Moving to Sacramento in 1989, he retired from UC Davis two years later. Upon retirement, he worked in the Coast Guard Reserve in Sacramento. His family says he loved telling stories and jokes.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Russick; children, Mary Myers of Goshen, N.Y., Anne Pettit of Sacramento, Robert Russick of Williams, Jane Russick-Smith of West Minster, Colo., Meg Heath of Summerville, S.C., and Susan Senwick of Summerville, S.C.

He is further survived by 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Natomas Charter Performing & Fine Art Academy.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 16, 2004.)

RUSTIN

Emily E. Rustin

Former local teacher dies

Emily Elmina Rustin, 76, a school teacher with the Winters Joint Unified School District from 1964 to 1971, died March 31, 1991, in her home in Monterey.

Born February 10, 1915 in Rochelle, Illinois, she moved to Monterey 15 years ago, where she was active in the Senior Citizens Club and her church thrift store.

A memorial service was held April 7 at St. Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove. Cremation was at the Little Chapel by the Sea, with ashes to be scattered at sea.

Mrs. Rustin is survived by two sons, Commander Mike Reynolds of Watsonville, and Dr. Thomas Reynolds of Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother, Edmond Scheer of Tallahassee, Florida and a granddaughter.

Her first husband, Jack Reynolds, died in 1977, and her second husband, John Rustin, passed away in 1986.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, April 11, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

RUSSEL- MENDONSA

Virginia Russel-Mendonsa

Virginia Russel-Mendonsa passed away peacefully in her Sacramento Home on Nov. 21, 2003. She was born on Feb. 18, 1938, and was raised in Winters.

She is survived by her three children, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also by her sisters Charlene Russel-Martin, Lavada Russel-McDowell and her brother Jack and wife, Beverly of Marysville.

A rosary will be held at the George L. Klumpp, Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and Second Avenue in Sacramento Avenue in Sacramento on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, dec. 2, at 10 a.m. in the same locations. Immediately following the services, she will be buried next to her departed husband, Richard, at St. Mary's Cemetery, 65th Street and 21st Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Kaiser Hospice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 27, 2003.)

RUUD

Robert P. Ruud

Robert Peter Ruud of Davis died May 30, 2002, at University Retirement Community in Davis. He was 76.

He was born Jan. 9, 1926, to Mauritz and Helga Ruud in San Pedro. He was one of three children.

In 1944, upon finishing high school, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served as a machinist until 1946. He then pursued his education at UC Berkeley, where he received a degree in mechanical engineering and went to work for North American Aviation in Inglewood.

At this time, he married Doris Ann Uselman and the two began their family. In 1956, he went to work for Avery Dennison International Corp. as a technical manager. He retired from this position in 1990.

He spent his retirement years traveling with his wife all over the world to such places as Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, Canada and Hawaii. He also enjoyed photography, playing bridge and was an avid reader.

He was also very active with the Kiwanis Club, where he donated many hours in service to his community. Additionally, he was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He was described as a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Emmy J. Ruud.

He is survived by his wife, Doris A. Ruud of Davis; sons David M. Ruud and his wife Bambi of Corona, Roger P. Ruud of Upland and Chris O. Ruud and his wife Charlotte of Cameron Park.

He is also survived by the following Rudd grandchildren: Sarah N., Bryan D., Robert O. and Neil W.

He is further survived by brother Maurice O. Rudd and Dr. Robert Fristrom.

Charitable contributions may be made in his name to the Parkinson's Disease Association of Sacramento Valley at P.O. Box 601065, Sacramento, CA 95860-1065.

At this time, no services will be held, per the family's request. Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 5, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

RYALL

Leonard Burton Ryall

Leonard Burton Ryall died Dec. 26, 2004, at his home in Davis, at the age of 61. He had been suffering from cancer for three years.

A memorial meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Davis Public Library, 315 E. 14th St.

Born in Chicago on Jan. 3, 1943, Ryall moved with his parents to California when he was a small child. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1968, and went to work for the state of California as a systems analyst in the Department of Mental Health. He later transferred to the California Post-Secondary Education Commission, where he worked until his retirement in 2001.

He had lived in Davis since 1973.

He is survived by his daughter, Sabrina Ryall of Sacramento, and his son, Dylan Ryall of Davis.

Instead of flowers, friends are asked to make a contribution in his name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, an organization Ryall supported for many years.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 23, 2005.)

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