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ABALOS

Juan Fernandez Abalos

Juan Fernandez Abalos died on Friday, Nov. 4 in his Woodland home, at the age of 97.

Mr. Abalos was born July, 25, 1908, in Daupan, Pangasinan, Philippines, to the late Juan and Lailai (Ferndandez) Abalos. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 50 years. He retired from Flores Farms after 30 years in the agriculture and ranching operations and went on to work with Project Green Thumb for 10 years.

Survivors include Mr. Abelos' daughter, Jessica Desiree Flores-Cardenas and her husband, Jesus Crispin Cardenas, Sr., of Woodland, and his grandchildren, Mariah Cardenas, Monique Cardenas and Jesus Cardenas, Jr., along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Maria Flores Abelos.

Services: A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 with Deacon Edward Kull of Holy Rosary Catholic Church officiating.

Memorial donations in his name will be given to a charitable organization of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 13, 2005.)

ABBAY

Charles Anthony Abbay

BORN

ABBAY - Near Winters, January 21, 1878, to J. A. Abbay and wife, a son.

DIED

ABBAY - Near Winters, Jan. 22, 1878; Charles Anthony, infant son J. A. and Nancy Malvina Abbay. The remains were interred in the Masonic Cemetery.

The Winters Advocate January 26, 1878. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

ABBOTT

Robert Arthur Abbott

Robert Arthur Abbott died at his home northwest of Woodland Sunday, March 20 at age 83.

Mr. Abbott was born June 14, 1921 in Ames, Iowa. He had been a Yolo County resident for 70 years. He graduated from Davis High School in 1939 and attended UC Davis for two years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and flew B-24 Liberators in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he continued his education at UCD, graduating from the college of agriculture in 1948. He worked for the University of Hawaii Ag Economics Extension Program. He returned to the state to get his Master of Science and Ag Economics degrees in 1953 and later worked for the Sacramento County Agricultural Advisor. He worked for the California Department of Agriculture in the dairy industry for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. He was also a Beta Phi/Kappa Sigma fraternity advisor in the 1960s and was one of the founding members of the Capitol City Bird Society.

Survivors include Mr. Abbott's wife, Jessie Abbott, his daughters, Audrey Mitcheltree and her husband Dale of Oregon and Brenda and Candis Abbott of Idaho; his son, Dana Abbott of Sacramento; his stepchildren, Dawn Abbott and her husband Bruce of Esparto, Cheryl Hollingsworth of Georgetown and George Dinsdale and Julie Dinsdale both of Woodland; grandchildren, Ryan and Jason Mitcheltree, Carrie and Morgan Abbott, Jacob and Joshua Hollingsworth; two great-granddaughters; his nieces, Judy Bailard and Deborah Porch and his nephews, Fred Abbott III of Colfax and Bruce Abbott. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Abbott and his brother, Fred Abbott Jr.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Abbott's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Abbott, no services are scheduled. A family celebration will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Monument Hill Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 22, 2005.)

ABDI

Jahanbakhsh 'John' Abdi

Jahanbakhsh "John" Abdi died suddenly on Aug. 4, 2002, at his home in Las Vegas, Nev., from complications of heart disease. He was 63.

He was born in Tehran, Iran, on June 7, 1939. He came to the United States in 1959 to study engineering at the UC Davis. He became a restaurateur in the 1970s, opening French restaurants in Sausalito, Beverly Hills and Walnut Creek. For the past 15 years, he was a a pool contractor in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

He enjoyed working, cooking, politics and horse races, and he was an avid sports enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gen. Jahanjir Abdi; mother, Afsarelmolook Abdi, both of Las Vegas; and grandson, Daniel Steven Abdi-Moreno of Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Joanne Abdi of Las Vegas; his sons, Charles Abdi and his wife Diane of San Diego and John Darian Abdi of San Rafael; his daughters, Sue Abdi Lincoln and her husband Jim of Woodland, Mia Michelle Robertson and her husband Tony of Petaluma, and Danielle Cheri Abdi of San Rafael; stepson, Tarik Joseph Madanat; and stepdaughter, Nada Noah Madanat.

He is also survived by two granddaughters, Charlize Capri Abdi of San Diego and Mckenna Danielle Lincoln of Woodland, and step-granddaughter, Joanna Elizabeth Collins of Las Vegas; brother, Jahanshah Abdi and his wife Pari of Las Vegas; sister, Ozzi Abdi-Mohebbi and her husband Jamshid Mohebbi of Las Vegas; brother-in-law and best friend, Abbas Amidi of Iran; nephew, Paveh Amidi of Las Vegas; and niece, Pooneh Amidi Melton of Las Vegas.

He is further survived by many cousins and friends.

Services will be held next week in Las Vegas.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 8, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ABSTON

Annie Bell Abston

Annie Bell Abston of Sacramento died Thursday, March 9 at age 94.

Mrs. Abston was born Oct. 11, 1911 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She was a cannery worker at Contadina for 30 years and a nurse's aide at Alderson Convalescent Hospital for 25 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Abston's son, James R. Abston; her grandchildren, Richard and Tina Abston of Woodland; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Claude "Dock" Abston; her son, Richard Abston; her sisters, Grace and Willie Mae; and her brothers, Wesley, Fate, Dean and Ludie.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Abston, private services were held at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 23, 2006.)

ACEVEDO

Soledad M. Acevedo

Soledad M. Acevedo of Missouri City, Texas, formerly of Vacaville, died July 8, 2004, in Houston after a long illness.

Born March 29, 1918, in Penjamo, Mexico, she was a homemaker for 42 years in Vacaville, enjoyed door-to-door ministry as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was very active in her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Gregorio Acevedo.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Mario Moreno of Dixon; sons, Manuel and wife Margaret Guizar of Missouri City, Jaime "Richard" and wife Emma Delarosa of Tucson, Ariz., and Javier Guizar of Fairfield; sisters, Carmen and husband Paul of Chico, Mary of Chicago and Helen Flores; brothers, Raymond, Jessie, Tony and Isadore Chavez, all of Chicago; stepbrother, Robert Perez of Chicago; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses west of Davis. David Silva presided.

Arrangements were under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St. in Vacaville.

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

ACKERMAN

Jeanne (Shumway) Ackerman

Jeanne (Shumway) Ackerman, a longtime Davis resident but more recently a resident of Chico, died on June 20, 2004. She was 44.

She is survived by her sons, Joshua of Chico and Ryan; mother, Lois of Chico; and brother, Clint of Orland.

A celebration of her life will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the 5-Mile recreation area of Bidwell Park in Chico.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 30, 2004.)

ACREDOLO

Curtis "Curt" R. Acredolo

Curt Acredolo died peacefully with his family and loving partner at his side on Dec. 9, 2002, at the UC Davis Medical Center after a long and valiant battle against cancer. He was 55.

Born on June 9, 1947, in Richmond, he grew up in El Sobrante, received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and his Ph.D. in child development from the prestigious Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

While in graduate school, he dealt courageously with Hodgkin's disease, winning a 30-year respite before the long-term consequences of the chemotherapy resulted in a second, ultimately unsuccessful battle against bladder cancer.

In 1976, he and his former wife and good friend, Linda Acredolo, moved to Davis where he joined the human and community development department at UC Davis, eventually moving into the position of associate adjunct professor.

His research interests were diverse, including developmental changes in children's coping skills and their understanding of logical principles. In addition, he was highly appreciated by UC Davis administrators, faculty, staff, and students for his knowledge of research methods and statistics, and his cheerful willingness to help no matter how naove the question.

Perhaps his most lasting legacy to the university, however, was as teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students. It was in the classroom that his compassion, humor and intellect made their biggest impression, and his family has been very comforted by the outpouring of support from those whose lives he touched.

In 1989, he began applying his research skills to issues of great social significance, first as co-founder with Susan Berman of a research and marketing company called ImageResearch (now ImpactResearch), and in 1996 as founder of a similar company called Zetetic Associates.

By helping agencies such as the California Department of Social Services evaluate and refine their programs, he had a significant effect on a diverse range of issues, including foster care, homelessness, immunization, breastfeeding, AIDS, tobacco education, Early Head Start, and domestic violence. In doing so, he also demonstrated how research in the social sciences can -- and should -- inform policy.

His death has brought particular grief to his two children, Kate Acredolo of Sacramento and Kai Acredolo of Davis. He is also remembered with great love and admiration by his parents, Theo Evans of Napa and Harry Acredolo of El Sobrante; his brother, Brad Acredolo of Napa; and his devoted partner, Gale McGranahan of Davis.

Among the countless others who will miss him are his stepmother, Winnie Hobbs Acredolo; his aunt, Morna Fitterer of Palm Desert; his sister-in-law, Rebecca Acredolo, and niece and nephew, Elise and Ian Acredolo, all of Oakland; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bud Evans, and his grandparents, Earnest and Eula Poe.

Over the years, his greatest love apart from his children was for the wilderness, especially the grand vistas of Yosemite. In times of stress he inevitably found solace in the peace and enduring beauty of the high country, and in times of joy he found great satisfaction in helping his children, family and friends discover all that the wilderness has to offer.

In keeping with his passion for nature, the family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider The Wilderness Society, P.O. Box 29241, San Francisco, CA 94129.

At his request, no services will be held. Family and friends will be advised as plans for a tribute develop.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 13, 2002.)

ACUNA

Jacinto Marquez Acuna

Jacinto Marquez Acuna of Madison died due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, May 21 at age 16.

Jacinto was born Sept. 26, 1988 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to Carmen and Margarita (Acuna) Marquez. He had been a resident of Yolo County for seven years. He was a sophomore at Esparto High School.

Survivors include Jacinto's parents, Carmen and Margarita Marquez; his brother, Jesus Marquez, all of Madison; his aunt, Ramona Marquez; his uncle, Pedro Marquez both of Tucson, Ariz.; his grandparents, Jacinto and Maria Jesus Marquez of Mexico.

Services: Private family services are scheduled. Interment will be at Panteon Municipal in Tepache, Sonora, Mexico. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 25, 2005.)

ADAIR

James Edwin "Jim" Adair, Jr.

James Edwin "Jim" Adair Jr. died May 19, 2001, after battling with metastatic prostate cancer and other physical problems. He was 64.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James Edwin Sr. and Sara Elizabeth Adair, and moved to the Bay Area as an infant. He and his family were active raising and showing horses for many years and won several awards. He also rode in rodeos doing some trick riding and specializing in saddle bronco events.

He graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, then joined the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of corporal before being honorably discharged. After military service he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was on the rodeo team. He graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management.

After graduation he accepted employment with Libby, McNeill and Libby in Stockton as a fieldman/produce buyer and later he and his wife moved to Sunnyvale when he was transferred to Libby's main office in San Mateo.

He moved to Yolo County in 1972 when accepting a new job with the former American Home Foods in Vacaville where he was a produce buyer and later agricultural products manager.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra "Sandi" Adair; daughter, Annette Lopez and husband her Anthony of Woodland; son, Eric Adair of Dixon; mother, Sara Elizabeth "Betty" Adair of Pacific Grove; brother, Robin Adair of Gilroy; sister, Nancy Abreu and her husband Bill of Monterey; several nieces; a nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Edwin "Ed" Adair Sr., in 1991; his in-laws, Richard E. and Nell F. Harris in 1999; and two nephews.

Respecting his wishes, no services will be held and he will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, KVIE-Channel 6 or a charity of the donor's choice. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," May 22, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ADAMO

Dorothy Bernice (Edwards) Adamo

Dorothy Bernice (Edwards) Adamo died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, following an extended illness, at age 75.

Born July 30, 1927, in New York, Mrs. Adamo was a graduate of Sacramento State with a bachelor of science degree in human resources and a minor in labor relations. She was a very active West Sacramento resident for almost 30 years and helped in its formation from an unincorporated area to an incorporated city. After the campaign was finished, she helped form the Coalition for City Improvement for the specific purpose of keeping the community focused on building a quality city. She worked tirelessly in the community (Founding president of the West Sacramento Founders' Day Picnic and founding officer of the local Presidents' Club, Candidate for City Council, an active Adopt-A-School/Class Program presenter, was appointed to the Hazardous Materials Commission, Yolo Grand Jury, and Chairperson of the City Commission on Aging) in which she was proud to be a resident.

Mrs. Adamo is survived by her sons, Tom Adamo of West Sacramento and Ben Adamo of Woodland; granddaughters, Barbara McHugh of Rochester, N.Y. and Jennifer Atkins of Portola; and great-grandsons, Ryan Cone and Tyler Atkins.

She is also survived by her siblings, sister, Jacqueline Killough; and brothers, Larry Edwards, Roger Edwards, and Wade Edwards.

Mrs. Adamo was preceded in death by her parents, William Edwards and Mae (Creighton) Edwards-DuBour; and brother, Richard Edwards.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at River of Life Community Church, at 2885 Davis Road, West Sacramento.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; and St. Jude's Medical Foundation.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, October 15, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

ADAMS

Destiny K. Adams

Destiny Kaylah Adams, born May 20, 1989, in Victoria, British Columbia, died Aug. 13, 2002, at the age of 13. Her family was by her side when she passed away at her home in Woodland.

She was an exceptional child with a love for all things in life. She enjoyed the years she and her family lived in Davis and was known by many of the people at the parks she often visited. She loved babies, dolls and sharing "love notes" with everyone. She also had a fondness for cats, dogs and all other animals.

A very compassionate and kind girl, she wanted all of her friends to share in the celebration of her life. Before her death, she asked that "everyone wear bright colors of life and nothing somber."

Her parents, Kristopher and Sherri (Snedden) Adams; her sisters, Shanna-Lee M. Adams and Tiffany L. Adams; her special friend Jake Vaughn; and all of Woodland survive her. Her paternal grandfather, Ted Adams of Portland, and her maternal grandmother, Jeanette L. Snedden of Victoria, British Columbia, also survive her.

The family would like to thank the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the staff and nurses at Kaiser Hospital Intensive Care Unit on Morse Avenue in Sacramento and the personnel of Kaiser Hospice for all their support and kindness during her illness. The family would also like to extend a special invitation to her celebration to those individuals.

A chapel service will be held at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland on Saturday at 5 p.m. All of her family and friends are invited bring a love note for her. Minister Harry Washington will be officiating. Interment will be scheduled at a later date for her immediate family only.

The family requests that memorial donations in her name be made to NAMI of Yolo County, P.O. Box 447, Davis, CA 95617.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 17, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ADAMS

Donald F. Adams

Donald F. Adams died at his home in Kelseyville Saturday, Dec. 10 at age 83.

Don was the devoted and loving husband of 62 years to Leah I. Adams of Kelseyville. Loving father of Steven Adams and his wife Barbara of Woodland and the late David Adams. Loving grandfather of Jeanne Kenyon and Mark Adams both of Woodland. Loving great-grandfather of Ashley Kenyon, Jenna Ciralo and John Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Ida Adams.

A native of Petaluma, Don was a member of the Buckingham Golf and Country Club in Kelseyville. He attended and graduated from St. Vincent's Elementary School and Petaluma High School. He later served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during W.W. II. After his military obligation, he returned to Petaluma where he worked at the family-owned "Adams Paper Box Factory." Later he co-owned Adams-Traba Lumber Company working for over 20 years. Don was an active sports enthusiast, participating in many sports and excelled in golf, being the Petaluma Golf & Country Club and the Buckingham Golf and Country Club champion three times. He had three "Holes in One" during his golfing career. Don will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside services Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma. Calling hours at the Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Magnolia Ave. and Keokuk St. are on Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Those who prefer may contribute to Hospice of Lakeport, 1717 So. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453 in memory of Donald F. Adams.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 13, 2005.)

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Donald F. Adams (2nd of 2 obits.)

Donald F. Adams died at his home in Kelseyville Saturday, Dec. 10 at age 83.

Mr. Adams was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Petaluma. He attended and graduated from St. Vincent's Elementary School and Petaluma High School. He later served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during W.W. II. After his military obligation, he returned to Petaluma where he worked at the family-owned "Adams Paper Box Factory." Later he co-owned Adams-Traba Lumber Company working for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Buckingham Golf and Country Club in Kelseyville and was the Petaluma Golf & Country Club and the Buckingham Golf and Country Club champion three times.

Survivors include Mr. Adams' wife of 62 years, Leah I. Adams of Kelseyville; his son, Steven Adams and his wife Barbara of Woodland; his grandchildren, Jeanne Kenyon and Mark Adams both of Woodland; his great-grandchildren, Ashley Kenyon, Jenna Ciralo and John Adams. He was preceded in death by his son, David Adams and his parents, Wallace and Ida Adams.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Adams' name be directed to Hospice of Lakeport, 1717 So. Main St., Lakeport, 95453.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma. The Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory of Petaluma is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 14, 2005.)

ADAMS

Dorothy P. Adams

Dorothy Phyllis Adams, a seven-year resident of Davis, died April 1, 2000. Born June 8, 1918, in Carrington, N.D., to Carl and Pauline Whitkey Hall, she was 81.

She attended school in Carrington, N.D. She and her husband, Milton Leroy Adams, married in 1940 and made their home in Los Angeles for many years before moving to Placerville, where she lived for 18 years before moving to Davis in 1993.

She was a member of the Davis United Methodist Church. She was a very active person who enjoyed singing in her church choir, painting and volunteering at the hospital. She also loved to travel.

She was a homemaker and sold real estate for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Pockrandt of Davis; son, Philip Adams of Rohnert Park; brother, Earl Liddle of North Dakota; two sisters, Bernice Footitt of California and Grace Young of Minnesota; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Pastor Eileen Lindsay will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Davis United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616.

The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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

ADAMS

Jamie Lou Adams

Ronald Smith Adams of Cameron Park died in Placerville on March 17, 2004. He was 86.

Jamie Lou Adams died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Davis. Born Oct.1, 1960, in Woodland, she was 43 years old.

She grew up in Davis, where she graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in 1978. She worked for 12 years as a maid for the Best Western University Lodge in Davis.

She enjoyed crochet and collected unicorns. Her family said she loved the time that she spent with her nieces and nephews. She was described as an extremely caring person who was always thinking of others first and would help someone without giving a second thought about it.

Jamie was preceded in death by her father, James M. Adams, Jan. 2, 2000.

She is survived by her mother, Helen E. Adams of Davis; Sisters Vickie N. Lackey of Merced and Julie T. Estes of Atwater; her nieces Evie M. Gassaway of Atwater, Sherry L. Gassaway of Atwater and Leah A. Bowman of Oceanside; nephew Terrel F. Estes of Salida; and grandnephew Zeppelin Gassaway of Atwater.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in Davis.

The family requests that remembrances be made to the Diabetes Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 18, 2004.)

ADAMS

Paul Warren Adams

Paul Warren Adams died in Davis Thursday, June 30 at age 67.

Mr. Adams was born April 8, 1938 in Dallas. He had been a Yolo County resident for five years. After graduating from high school, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a printer for the Bureau of Reclamation and Indian Affairs for 40 years.

Survivors include Mr. Adams' wife of 29 years, Dottie Lindeman; his daughter, Lisa Celoni and her husband Rod of Davis; his son, Steven Adams and his wife Roxanne of Rocklin; his grandchildren, Amanda, Danielle, Chase, Cheyanne, Jaime, C.J. and Casey.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 250 Race St., Grass Valley. Private inurnment will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Chapel of the Angels Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 3, 2005.)

ADAMS

Selena Pearl Adams

Selena Pearl Adams Reinwand died Aug. 7, 2001, in Provo, Utah. She was 89 years old.

She was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Del Bonita, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Anmer Carl and Alice Francis Woolf Adams. She married John Louis Reinwand in February 1939 in Dillon, Mont. They later divorced.

Mrs. Reinwand lived in Montana, Davis and Utah. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Western Montana College of Education and was an elementary school teacher. She enjoyed art, poetry and handiwork.

She is survived by three sons, Jack Reinwand and his wife Jeanne of Rexburg, Idaho, Louis Reinwand and his wife Lane of Provo, Utah, and Bill Reinwand of Maupin, Ore.; one daughter, Connie Moffat and her husband Riley of Laie, Hawaii; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Kaysville (Utah) City Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary in Kaysville. Condolences to the family may be sent by e-mail to llm@lindquistmortuary.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 9, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

ADAMS

Theodore "Ted" Ellery ADAMS, Jr.

Theodore "Ted" Ellery Adams Jr. of Davis died suddenly of pulmonary complications Jan. 9, 2004, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. He was 67.

He was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Alhambra, to Ted and Beverly Adams. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in range management from UC Davis, he served in the U.S. Army's Medical Service Corps for three years.

Following his military service, he worked as a soil conservationist with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Pleasanton.

From 1972 until his retirement in 1998, he served as a Cooperative Extension wildlands specialist in the UCD agronomy and range science department.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of Davis, daughter Linda Adams of Esparto, daughter Karen McCall and her husband, Dave, and two grandchildren, Nathan and Emma McCall, all of Fairfield.

At the request of the deceased, no services will be held.

The family asks donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 14, 2004.)

ADAMS

Winfred Wyatt "Win" Adams

Winfred Wyatt "Win" Adams, who served as cabinet secretary in the early months of Gov. Ronald Reagan's first term and, later, as chairman of the State Water Resources Control Board, died on June 25, 2005, after a brief illness. A resident of El Macero for 28 years, he was 88.

Friends are invited to a memorial reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive in El Macero.

Born Feb. 1, 1917, in Warren, Ark., he served more than 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Armed Services, first enlisting in the Army in 1939. He served 21 months in the European Theater of Operations, including battles and campaigns in Rome, Arno, southern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and northern France.

He spent the last years of his active duty in Air Force Intelligence, including a four-year assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo beginning in 1949. In July 1952 when Egypt's King Farouk was forced to abdicate by Gen. Abdul Nasser's military coup, Adams was responsible for providing a safe conduct escort for the king as he fled in his yacht to exile in Italy and Monaco.

Adams retired from military service as a chief warrant officer in 1969 following 10 years in the reserves.

Following his discharge from active duty in 1959, he settled in San Diego and first worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. A lifelong Republican, he then went to work for the California Republican Party. Drawing on what he learned from the demographic database developed by the 1960 decennial census, he led the development and implementation of the Republican "CalPlan" that culminated in Reagan's election in 1966.

He served on the new governor's transition team, assigned to the water and natural resources departments. In 1967 he accepted the position of cabinet secretary, where he facilitated the day-to-day interface of the governor's office with the various departments of state government.

In 1970, Adams was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board where he served two full four-year terms, plus a one-year extension. He was designated as the board's chairman from 1972 until 1976 when he was succeeded by Gov. Jerry Brown's appointee, John E. Bryson.

Adams' tenure was marked by the completion of the merging of the functions of the State Water Rights Board and the State Water Quality Control Board, which had been combined in 1967 to form the State Water Resources Control Board. It was also a period when the state board and its subsidiary Regional Water Quality Control Boards accepted delegation of expansive new duties under the 1972 federal Clean Water Act.

An avid golfer, he was a member of El Macero Country Club for more than 30 years, where he enjoyed many friendships. He was once a member of the Pentagon golf team, and continued to play until recently. He also enjoyed music and dancing.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters, and by his first wife, Grace Laurine "Jo" George Adams.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Alice of El Macero; her children, Cathie Carson of Davis, Tom Carson of Cameron Park and John Carson of Sacramento; and seven grandchildren.

He is further survived by his sister, Eileen (Mrs. Omer) Johnston of Crossett, Ark.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, June 28, 2005.)

ADAN

Ethel G. (Odom) Adan

Ethel G. (Odom) Adan died at the Alderson's Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Saturday, April 6, 2002, at age 87.

Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Metcalf, Ga., Mrs. Adan had been a Yolo County resident for 56 years. She was a homemaker all of her married life. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Rosie (Montford) Odom. According to her family members, "she enjoyed baking and sewing with her family as well as playing bridge with her friends."

Mrs. Adan is survived by her daughters, Sandra Adan of Sacramento and Bernice Travis and husband Jerry of Dunnigan; grandchildren, Karah Erickson and husband Philip of Esparto, Bill Beathem and wife Dee Dee, and Krista Trujillo and husband Ralph, all of Woodland; and great-grandchildren, Daren Erickson of Esparto, and Karissa Trujillo of Woodland.

She is also survived by her nephews, Burt Odom and wife Pat, whom she had raised since the age of four, Jeffrey Hurst and wife Cindy, and Ronnie Hurst and wife Gloria; and nieces, Jerri Dean and husband Charles and Rosiland Hurst, all of Georgia.

Mrs. Adan was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Adan, in July of 2001; siblings, Leo, Little, Robert, Gladys, Leona Lillian; and niece, June Chandler, whom she had also raised from childhood.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

ADAY

Dorothy Edna Satterfield Aday

Dorothy Edna Satterfield Aday died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Thursday, Feb. 10 at age 85.

Mrs. Aday was born Oct. 8, 1919 in Longmont, Colo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 7 years. She was a homemaker and active in several family businesses.

Survivors include Mrs. Aday's son, Garlyn Ross Aday and his wife Dorene Aday; her grandchildren, Janice Aday of Oregon, Barbara Aday-Garcia of San Diego, Connie Morris of Orange County, and Ronald Ross Aday of Fallbrook; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Adin Ross Aday. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Kenneth Ross Aday and her parents, Levi and Allie Satterfield.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Aday's name to be directed to Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 124 Walnut St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Rocklin District Cemetery, Rocklin. Lambert Funeral Home of Roseville is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 17, 2005.)

ADKINS

Mason Clell Adkins

Mason Clell Adkins died in Roseville, Ca., on Thursday, May 22, 2003, at age 88.

Born April 16, 1915, in Lincoln Creek Holler, Fillmore, Mo., Mr. Adkins graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa, in June 1934. He met and married Thelma E. Adkins in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1937 and moved to Los Angeles in 1940. During this time he worked in a cabinet shop that built parts for the gliders that were used in the Normandy Invasion. After the war he worked for a lumber company. In 1955 he moved to Woodland and opened Service Parts and Equipment, a NAPA parts store on Main St., until his retirement. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, French Gulch Community Church, fifteen year member of the Elks Lodge in Arizona and Redding, Shasta Corvair Club and Elkhorn Boat Club.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Scott and husband Jerry; grandson, Jeff and wife Stephanie; granddaughter, Debbie Scott-Rowe and husband Paul; great-grandsons, Kraig and Dustin Scott and Kurtis and Garrett Rowe, all of Woodland; sister, Sarah Murphy of Missouri Valley, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma E. Adkins, in 1994; parents, Madison and Lurie Adkins; brothers, Edward and Lester; and sister, Alice.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Property Fund at St. John's United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, 95695; to the Elderly Nutrition Program, 40 N. East St., Suite C, Woodland 95776; or to charity of donor's choice, in his behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A Celebration of his Life is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, followed by graveside service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 25, 2003.)

ADLER

Mary Jean (McWilliams) Adler

Mary Jean (McWilliams) Adler died peacefully July 1, 2005, at Sierra Health Care in Davis. She was 84.

She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Mosby, Mont., the oldest of five children born to Charles and Mary Ellen McWilliams.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Adler, who was a longtime faculty member in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. He died 22 years ago.

She is survived by her six children, Claire Ivker of Israel, Lois Roussell of San Diego, Nancy Lowery of Fairfield, Ernest Adler of Carson City, Nev., Julie Adler Noyes of Richmond, Va. and Laura Kemp of Davis; 11 grandchildren, Sharon, Michelle and Joshua Ivker of Israel, Anna Marie Noyes of Richmond, Va., Gina Marie Roussell of San Diego, Mary Statham of Crescent City, Kenny Lowery of Fairfield, Benjamin, William and Meredith Adler of Carson City, Nev., and Renee Kemp of Davis; and six great-grandchildren, Kendra and Julius of Fairfield, and Niva, Nadov, Oz and Amos of Israel.

She also was survived by her younger brother, James McWilliams of Yuma, Ariz.

Her life was devoted to her children and grandchildren. For many years, she was actively involved with service to the Davis Community Church and to charitable causes throughout her community, She had a caring and giving nature, which was a true gift to all who knew her, her family said.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Grace In Action, P.O. Box 4392, Davis, CA 95617, by calling 400-5442 or by e-mail CindyB@Grace-In-Action.org.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 6, 2005.)

ADLER

Stanley Adler (1st of 2 obituaries)

Stanley Adler, 71, passed away in Woodland on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 with family members and his faithful service dog, Casey, at his side. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 2, 1932, he was a California resident since 1959, and resident of Woodland since 1994. Mr. Adler served in the United States Air Force for a total of 10 years, working as a jet engine and aircraft mechanic, he attained the rank of staff sergeant, earning the National Defense Service Medal, German Occupation, and Good Conduct Medals, prior to his honorable discharge. Over the years, he owned several property maintenance companies, a paint store, and a sandwich shop. Rarely taking a day off, he loved his work, and was happiest when he was fixing or creating something. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Phyllis Adler of Woodland, daughters, Lynne Murray of Woodland, and Michelle Murray of Marysville, stepsons Sean Murray of Davis, and Scott Murray of Colorado, 16 stepgrandchildren and three great-stepgrandchildren. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals and is survived by his pals Suzy, Angel, and Casey. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Vance Murray in 2001 and his former wife Myra Adler in 2003. The public is invited to join the family for a celebration of life for Stan, to share memories, to be held at the Odd Fellows Hall, 725 Main St., Suite 303 on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Stan's memory are made to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, 7495 Natomas Road, Elverta, 95626 or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817 or donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 19, 2004.)

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Stanley Adler (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Stanley Adler died in Woodland Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at age 71.

Mr. Adler was born Dec. 2, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a resident of Woodland for 10 years. He served in the United States Air Force, working as a jet engine and aircraft mechanic, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and earning the National Defense Service Medal, German Occupation, and Good Conduct Medals. He owned several property maintenance companies, a paint store, and a sandwich shop.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Phyllis Adler of Woodland, daughters, Lynne Murray of Woodland, and Michelle Murray of Marysville, stepsons Sean Murray of Davis, and Scott Murray of Colorado, 16 stepgrandchildren and three great-stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his former wife Myra Adler and stepson Vance Murray.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Adler's memory be made to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, 7495 Natomas Road, Elverta, 95626 or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Adler is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 725 Main St., Suite 303. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 01, 2004.)

AGNEW

Samuel Agnew

Samuel Agnew died in Woodland following a stroke Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at age 80.

Born Feb. 19, 1923, in Monterey, Ind., Mr. Agnew grew up in Woodland and attended Woodland schools, including a one-room schoolhouse in Willow Oak Park. He served in the Air Force as a gunner with a B-24 Liberator in the 484 Bombardment Group of the 15th AAF operating in Italy and Africa during World War II in 1944. He worked for the Woodland Post Office for 34 years retiring as a rural mail carrier. He was active in Little League and Boy Scouts and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Woodland.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Barbara Agnew of Woodland; children, Tom Agnew and wife Anita of Marysville, David Agnew of Las Vegas, and Diane Krause and husband Bruce; sister, Evelyn Chambers; nephew, Richard Chambers, all of Woodland; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Agnew and Gladys Hayes; and brother, Charles Agnew.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bill Schroeder officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 2, 2003.)

AGUIAR

Mary Ann Aguiar

Mary Ann Aguiar dies after a long illness

A Memorial Mass was said at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Tuesday morning for Mary Ann Aguiar who died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, June 29, after a long illness.

Rosary services were held Monday evening at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Eugene Lucas officiated at the services. Private family inurnment services will be held at Winters Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Aguiar was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. She was 59.

A graduate of “Old Mission Parochial School” in San Luis Obispo, Mrs. Aguiar moved to Winters with her husband when he was hired as the Winters High School agriculture teacher 34 years ago. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Winters and a member of its Altar Society. She taught catechism classes at the church for 20 years. She was also a member of Soroptimist International of Winters.

Mrs. Aguiar is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Aguiar of Winters and four children: Cecilia Curry of Winters; Vincent Aguiar of Tempe, Arizona; Matthew Aguiar of Temecula; and John Aguiar of Winters. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas De La Rosa of San Bruno; three sisters: Rae Duenas of San Jose, Norma Dawsor of Hermosa Beach, and Bina Harrison of San Luis Obispo; and five grandchildren: Megan Curry and Elizabeth Curry, both of Winters; Kacey Aguiar and Sara Mary Ann Aguiar, both of Temecula; and Alexander Aguiar of Tempe, Arizona.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Mary Ann Aguiar Memorial Fund, in care of the First Northern Bank of Dixon, Winters Branch, 48 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, July 4, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

AGUILAR

Justo Grajeda Aguilar

Justo Grajeda Aguilar died in Sutter Oaks Convalescent Hospital in Sacramento, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at age 55.

Born July 19, 1946 in Mexico to J. Natividad and Guadalupe Grajeda, Mr. Aguilar had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 30 years. Mr. Aguilar was an avid soccer fan and had worked at Spreckles Sugar for 30 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Herlinda Grajeda of Woodland; brothers Fransisco Grajeda-Aguilar and Jose Grajeda-Aguilar, both of Tonaya, Jalisco, Mexico, and Nestor Grajeda-Aguilar of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; sisters Maria Socorro Grajeda of Woodland, Ninfa Grajeda Aguilar of Los Angeles and Maria de La Luz Cota of Fontata; as well as numerous nieces and nephews

A prayer service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at McNary's

Chapel. Internment will be in Mexico.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, February 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

AGUILERA

Jeannette M. Aguilera

Jeannette M. Aguilera died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born in Brevard, N.C., on March 11, 1928, she was 75 years old.

She was one of two children born to Lawrence and Nora McCall. After graduating from Brevard High School, she came to California and began working for Hunt Wesson Food Company in Davis, where she met her husband, Tony James Aguilera. The two were married April 20, 1963, and raised four children. She later went to work for UC Davis in the dean's office for about five years before leaving to work as a legal secretary for the firm of Robert M. Cole, attorney at law. She worked there for 40 years.

She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises to destinations such as Spain, Panama, Rio de Janiero and Mexico. She also loved sports, especially baseball, football and horse racing. She was an avid fan of the Oakland A's and the San Francisco 49ers. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 6, 2000, and by her son, Dennis F. Keener. She is survived by her children, Lorry L. Keener of Winters; David J. Aguilera and his wife, Diana, of Davis; Rosalynne L. Tomson, and her husband, Mark, of Fairfield; and Chelle M. Aguilera, of Winters. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Joshua and Christina Aguilera and by her sister, Barbara Faye Jones, of Brevard, N.C.

A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 6, 2004.)

AGUILERA

John "Johnnie A" S. Aguilera

John "Johnnie A" S. Aguilera died after many years of illness Sunday Aug. 31, 2003, at age 72.

Born in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico, Mr. Aguilera came to the United States at the age of 13. He has worked and resided in Dixon since 1953. He worked for Stoven's Meat Company, retiring after 32 years of service. He raised cattle, driving tractor, hunting, and was actively involved for many years in the local Charro Associations, serving as President for two different terms.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret; three brothers; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jack Priess; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cara Mendoza, John and Teresa Aguilera, Larry and Kris Aguilera, Mario and Pat Aguilera, and Robert and Pam Aguilera; and daughter-in-law, Katherine Mendoza; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother and sister; and son, Ray.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Silveyville Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 05, 2003.)

AGUILERA

Margarito C. Aguilera

Margarito Cardenas Aguilera died April 24, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 79 years old.

He was born in Mexico on Aug. 14, 1922, to the late Marcelino and Maria (Cardenas) Aguilera. He was a resident of Yolo County for the past four years, and was employed by Contadina for 30 years, last working as an equipment operator.

He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Aguilera of Woodland; daughter, Josefina Mendez and her husband Francisco of Dixon; three sons, Joe Aguilera and his wife Pam of Dixon, Fidel Aguilera and his wife Maria, and Ramon Aguilera, all of Woodland; and grandchildren, Frank, Sylvia and Robert Mendez, Brandon, Ashley, Andria and Christian Aguilera, all of Dixon, Esteban, Nicole and Brianna Aguilera, and Patrice and Louis Aguilera, all of Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Matilde Aguilera, and his daughter, Sylvia Gonzalez.

The vigil will be today at 7 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. The funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 503 California St., with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, April 29, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

AGUILERA

Tony James Aguilera

A memorial service for Tony James Aguilera, 71, of Winters was held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2000, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Winters. Interment will be private.

Mr. Aguilera died on March 6, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis.

Born on May 7, 1928, in Vacaville, he was raised in Vacaville and graduated from Vacaville High School in 1946. During his high school years, he was captain of the basketball team and one of the school's start athletes.

Mr. Aguilera served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a past president of the Vacaville Eagles. He moved to Davis in 1963 and worked for Hunt-Wesson Foods Inc. in Davis for more than 30 years, retiring as a warehouse supervisor. He moved to Winters in 1998. He enjoyed golfing and many other sports.

Mr. Aguilera is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jeannette of Winters; daughters and sons-in-law, David and Diane of Davis; daughter, Rosalynne of Vacaville; and grandchildren, Joshua of Marysville and Christina of Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, 95817.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 16, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

AGUIRRE

Agapito Aguirre

Mr. Agapito Aguirre passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at home in Winters. Born on Sept. 17, 1930, in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was 74 years old.

Mr. Aguirre was a resident of Winters for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ignacia; children, Gilbert, Susana, Elsa and Brunilda; grandchildren Piialoha, Iwalani, Estrella, Crystal, Vincent, Oilipua, Lilinoe, Gilbert, Daniel and Luis, and four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Koa'rii, Eddie and Tehani. He is also survived by his three sisters, Eugenia, of Colorado, Crecensia, of Chihuahua and Narcisa, of Juarez.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. A service will follow on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at the same church.

He will be buried at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 18, 2004.)

AKIN

Jim Akin

Jim Akin died in his Robbins home Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at age 82.

Born June 15, 1920, in Springville, Mr. Akin was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Springville resident for 66 years. He was self-employed rice farmer. He was active in many farm and community associations and activities. He moved to Sutter County in 1936, graduated from Yuba City High School. He worked for I.R. Ham who helped him start the farming.

Mr. Akin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Aldean Akin; sons, Dick and Jack Akin, all of Robbins; and daughter, Mary Akin of San Ramon.

He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Groefsema of Idaho; granddaughter, Carol Akin; grandsons, Jamie Akin and Jack Riley Akin Jr.; great-grandson, Sam Akin; daughter-in-law, Susan Akin, also all of Robbins; and son-in-law, Greg Abbott of San Ramon.

A reception will be held in Jim Akins honor after the harvest season at the Robbins Community Hall. The time and date will be announced at a later date.

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

Ullrey Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

ALARCON

Cheri Binet Alarcon

Cheri Binet Alarcon of Fairfield died in Vallejo Monday, Dec. 19 at age 55.

Mrs. Alarcon was born Nov. 9, 1950 in San Francisco. She had been a Yolo County resident for eight years. She was mom.

Survivors include Mrs. Alarcon's husband of 39 years, Albert Alarcon Sr.; her daughters, Dana and Deedra Alarcon; her son, Albert Alarcon Jr.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her brother, Dennis Schofield.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Alarcon, no services are scheduled. Her cremains will be scattered. The Fairmont Cremation Service of Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday December 23, 2005.)

ALARCON

Luis Perez Alarcon

Luis Perez Alarcon passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at Woodland Skilled Nursing in Woodland. Born on Aug. 19, 1925 in Brownsville, Texas, he was 76 years old.

Mr. Alarcon was raised in Texas. He was a Winters resident for the past 33 years. He was a laborer in the agricultural and construction industries for many years. He was described by his family as a hard-working family man who enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gloria G. Alarcon of Winters; children, Jose Alarcon and Frank Alarcon of Winters; grandchildren Clia, Ray and Monica Retes of Tracy; great-grandchildren Jennifer Kaguay and Josephine Retes; brother, Gilbert Alarcon of Winters and sister, Lupita Galvin of Ohio.

A rosary will be recited on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Private burial will be held at the Winters Cemetery. Smith's Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 21, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

ALCANTAR

Carlos Alcantar

Carlos Alcantar died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at age 48.

Born Nov. 6, 1954, in Tarandacuao, Guanajuato, Mexico, Mr. Alcantar had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years. He worked for Fleetwood for 12 years as an assembler. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ofelia (Regalado) Alcantar; sons, Carlos, Jose and Simon Alcantar; daughter, Mayra Alcantar; brother, Fidel Alcantar and wife Rosalina; sister, Maria Alcantar-Valdez and husband Rolando; brother-in-law, Sergio Regalado and wife Ivonne, all of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Alcantar and Carmen (Soto) Alcantar.

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: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. today Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A funeral mass is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Juan Perez officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 20, 2003.)

ALCAUSKAS

Ignatius "Jim" Vincent Alcauskas

Ignatius "Jim" Vincent Alcauskas died at his Davis home on July 24, 2003, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, with his wife Geraldine and son Richard at his side. He was 83.

Born in Boston on Jan. 2, 1920, he became an aircraft crew foreman, Republic Steel employee and, during World War II, a U.S. Navy Seabee.

He lived in Davis during the past year; before that, he lived in Danbury, Conn., for 36 years.

He was preceded in death by son Brian Alcauskas, who died at age 10.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Geraldine Alcauskas; son Richard and daughter-in-law Kathy Alcauskas of Davis, son James and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Alcauskas of Dale City, Va., and son Thomas Alcauskas of Indianapolis; sister Donna Lee of Maine; and grandchildren Steven and Susan Alcauskas of Davis and Katherine and Jacob Alcauskas of Dale City.

A private graveside service will be held at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to a local hospice agency in the name of the deceased.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 2, 2003.)

ALCAZAR

Jose Abarca Alcazar

Jose Abarca Alcazar died at his Woodland residence on March 29, 2006. He was 70.

A vigil service will begin at 6 p.m. today, with a funeral Mass scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, at the corner of Walnut and Court streets. Private interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Woodland.

He was born on May 27, 1935, in Cassaday, Kan., to Rafael and Virginia (Abarca) Alcazar. He attended Kansas schools until he moved to Yolo County in 1952 and graduated from Cache Creek High School in 1953. A local farm laborer for more than 31 years, he made Woodland his home for the past 54 years and was a member of the Holy Rosary Church since 1957.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Estela Alcazar of Woodland; two daughters, Virginia Ordonez and her husband Salvador, and Anna DeLaFuente and her husband Juan of Sacramento; two sons, Joe Alcazar Jr. of Woodland and David Alcazar of Cameron Park; three brothers, Frank Alcazar of Merced, and Jorge and Efrain Alcazar of Tocumbo, Mexico; and six sisters, Angela Khaled of Pesacola, Fla., Mercedes Brown of Oregon, and Yuya Solis, Hilda Alcazar, Sylvia Molina and Jessie Andrade all of Tocumbo, Mexico.

He also leaves seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Pete Alcazar.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, April 2, 2006.)

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