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BABBIN

Lee Babbin

Service Friday for Lee Babbin

Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. in the Babbin family home at 830 Robin Lane, Sacramento, for Lee McGinnis Babbin, 72, wife of Dr. George Babbin, who died in Sacramento January 30, 1988.

A native of Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband; daughters, Barbara Candy and Susan Boeger; sons, George W. and John Babbin, and seven grandchildren. She also leaves sisters, Olive Faust of Pennsylvania, Dorothy Claycombe of Arizona and Joanne Mancarelia of Maryland.

Her husband, George Babbin, was the Winters doctor during World War II, when Dr. H. G. Potter was called into the service.

("Winters Express," Winters, California, Thursday, February 4, 1988, pg. 2.)

BACHMAN

Denyse Rene Bachman

Denyse Rene Bachman passed away unexpectedly at Stanford University Hospital on Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the age of 34.

She was born in Modesto, Ca. on May 19th, 1968 to John Lackey currently of Fresno, and Alta (Dismore) Philan of Modesto, both of whom survive her.

After graduating from Modesto High School, Denyse married her husband Tab K. Bachman, on April 12, 1987, and began their married life in Woodland, where they have resided since. Denyse had a great joy of life and continued her education, working towards her accounting degree and setting her goal of eventually becoming a CPA. She had been employed with SEDEXO Food Services at University of California, Davis for the last 15 years.

Her hobbies included cooking, computing and scrapbooks. She had an extensive group of friends who shared a love of computer games. Together with her husband, they had spent many days and weeks traveling along the northern coast of California which was an especially favored place of Denyse. Together with her husband Tab, they have been the den parents of Cub Scout Pack 130 of Woodland, which her son William is a member. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Tab Bachman, her son, William D. Bachman; sisters, Debbie Faria of Modesto and Kim Staffieny of the bay area; and her in-laws, Dennis and Rose Bachman, and Denise Roberts Miller of Woodland.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive, Woodland, (located at the intersection of Gibson Road and County Road 98). Pastor Gene Crumley and Pastor Kathy McIntosh-Smith will be officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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

(A photograph of Denyse Bachman is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 01, 2003.)

BACON

Gayle Evelyn Bacon

Gayle Evelyn Bacon died Nov. 8, 2004. She was 54.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway in Sacramento.

Born June 11, 1950, to Dorothy and Oscar Bacon, she joined the office staff of the anthropology department at UC Davis in 1972 and was the management services officer in that department at the time of her retirement in 2001.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Dorothy Flagg Bacon; sister, Beverly Bacon; and grandmother, Ann Flagg.

She is survived by her partner, Claudia McEnerney of Sacramento; her father, Oscar Bacon and his wife Barbara of Davis; her sister, Bonnie and her husband Stephen Krisiak of Elk Grove; her niece, Stephanie Krisiak of Sacramento; and many friends.

The family requests that donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 910 17th St., NW, Suite 413, Washington D.C. 20006.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 19, 2004.)

BAGWELL

Bobby G. Bagwell

Bobby G. Bagwell passed away on April 22, 2004 in Tupelo, Mississippi, from complications of diabetes. Born on January 25, 1932 in Pontotoc, Mississippi, he was 74 years old.

Mr. Bagwell and his family resided in Winters until the early 1970s when they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he was a restaurant manager for about 10 years. He then moved to Pontotoc, where he owned and operated a gas station until his retirement several years ago.

He is survived by his three children, Rickey Bagwell, Nancy Bagwell Balwin and Bobby Bagwell, as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherron Bagwell, on Sept. 9, 1990.

Services were held in Pontotoc on Sunday, April 25, 2004.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 29, 2004.)

BACA

Darry "Al" (Villareal) Baca

Darry "Al" (Villareal) Baca died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at a local hospital. He born April 27, 1929 to Deciderio and Irene Baca in Prescott, Arizona, and was raised and educated in various places due to his father working for the railroad.

In 1947 he joined the United States Navy. After several years of service he attended Supply Corps training where he worked for the next 13 years. He retired after 24 years of service as a Lt. Commander.

On March 23, 1962 he married Betty Olson-Cornwell in Long Beach, California. In 1971 they moved to Paradise. Mr. Baca went to work for the Beacon Oil Service Station in Paradise where he worked from 1971 to 1974.

In 1973 he moved to Chico. In 1976 he went to work for Short Stop, located by the fairgrounds, and retired in 1986. He volunteered for A.R.C. and Easter Seals for 10 years.

Mr. Baca enjoyed helping people and worked the soup kitchen for five years at Calvary Chapel of Chico.

Mr. Baca is survived by his wife, Betty, of Chico; sons Dessie Baca of Tucson, Arizona and David Baca of Copperas Cove, Texas; daughters, Debbie Bracamonte of Tucson, Arizona, Cindy Janto of Phoenix, Arizona, Rebecca Siren of Cool, Michelle Scheuermann of Winters, and Mary Saip of Durham; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Baca of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Mary Lou Hernandez of Tucson, Arizona, and Juanita Flynn of Seattle, Washington; numerous nephews and nieces.

Mr. Baca was predeceased by a son, Tom Baca, in 1989, a brother, Valentine Baca, in 1980 and a sister, Mary Ochoa.

A celebration of Life for Darry "Al" Villareal Baca, 70, of Chico, was held at 1 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1301 Broadway, Chico.

Private inurnment will take place at the Chico Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Chapel of Chico in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 23, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BACCEI

Ivan Baccei

Ivan Baccei was one of Woodland, California's most legendary story tellers, olive curers, fisherman and pranksters. From his early escapades with brother Nelson on the Best Ranch and school days at Laugenour, he became one of Woodland High's outstanding sprinters (1941) - setting a relay record that stood until the late 50s. It was then he wooed Elizabeth (Betsy) Kram who he wed on Feb. 29, 1944. In W.W. II, he served in the Army in Ie Shima and Okinawa. As co-owner of Baccei Plasterers, he was dubbed the "Dobber" and left his signature around Yolo County including the Best home, the Orrick building and Vince's Restaurant. In the 70s he began weekending at Dillon Beach and fishing for salmon commercially aboard his trusty Dago Dingy II. In recent years, he and his buddies cast their lines for trout on McCloud Res. He capped the 2003 season with 30 and 31 pound salmon catches at Dillon. He was active in the Willow Oak Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years, and at the age of 72 was honored for his heroic rescue of a youth from a burning car. He was a longtime Woodland Pedro leaguer, most recently playing for the Esparto Fire Department. Since retirement, he has been pleasing the palettes of family and friends with his olives.

Ivan is survived by his wife Elizabeth and sister Betty Dunton; son Bruce and wife Barbara, daughter Judy and husband Bill Plumb, daughter Susan Grimsrud, 10 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

A service celebrating Ivan Baccei's life will be held at Willow Oak Hall, Road 97, Woodland, Oct. 29, 2003, 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Willow Oak Fire Department or Yolo County Hospice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 22, 2003.)

BAERTSCHI

David Harry Baertschi

David Harry Baertschi died Aug. 19, 2005, after a nine-month struggle with bone cancer (Ewing's sarcoma), at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. He was 46.

Private memorial services were held on Aug. 27 at the Bryant & Moore Chapel in Concord. A second memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Winthrop Street Baptist Church, 39 Winthrop St., Taunton, Mass., where many of his relatives reside.

Born in Redwood City to Harry and Marjorie Baertschi on April 26, 1959, he spent his early years in Southern and Central California - first in Duarte, a small city in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, and then in Fresno where he attended school through two years at CSU Fresno.

He then transferred to UC Berkeley, majoring in Chinese linguistics and Mandarin. In 1985 he earned his bachelor's degree. After graduating, he continued to live and work in the Berkeley/Oakland area, and in 1988 he secured a job as a disability analyst with the state of California, where he served for more than 17 years.

His family said he was a man of many interests and accomplishments, and he was legendary for his love of family and devotion to friends. It was his own gentle nature, genuine kindness and sense of humor that drew all of his loved ones together.

He was godfather to two of his nieces, Rebekah and Hannah. Even during the later stages of his illness, he was concerned about his wife Mimi and son David, as well as other family members.

He appreciated music of all kinds and enjoyed playing the piano. He sketched and painted throughout his brief life. A member of the Sierra Club, his outdoor interests were hiking and camping with his family, brothers, friends or with his dog, Lucas. He also enjoyed kayaking; on most of these occasions, he had his camera with him, photographing Mount Diablo in all four seasons.

He is survived by his wife, Mimi Duong, and son David Ly of Concord; his parents, Harry and Marjorie Baertschi of Davis; his sister, Lois Capozziello and her husband Darell of Woodland and their children Hannah and Nathan; his brothers, Philip and his wife Shannon of San Diego and their children Laurel and Rebekah, and Mark and his wife Carola of Dominguez Hills and their son Anthony and their granddaughter Mikaela.

Further survivors are his mother-in-law Au Duong of Saigon, Vietnam; and sister-in-law Lien Ha and her husband Henry and their children Thai, Phillip and Amy of Oakland; and the extended Baertschi-Hodgson family in New York, New England, Minnesota, Indiana and Switzerland.

Remembrances may be sent to the California Consultancy for Arts Education, 372 Florin Road, PMB 177, Sacramento, CA 95831; or the Sierra Club, 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 14, 2005.)

BAEZA

Ramon G. Baeza

Ramon G. Baeza, a longtime Davis resident, died June 10, 2002, in Sacramento. He was 77.

He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Mexico to Guadalupe and Isabel Baeza. In 1932, he moved to Davis, where he worked in agriculture. He worked as a machine operator for Anderson farms for approximately 40 years before retiring.

He was married to Refugia C. Hernandez in 1945 and the couple had six children. He was described as a hard-working man who was devoted to his work and family. He will be greatly missed by his family and by all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Salvador G. Baeza, and his son, Enrique H. Baeza.

He is survived by his wife, Refugia H. Baeza, and five children, Eluira H., Etigenia H., Isabel H. and Guadalupe H., all of Davis, and Ramon H. Baeza of Woodland.

He is further survived by two brothers, Fortino C. Baeza of Sacramento and Pedno C. Baeza of Idaho; and three sisters, Carmen G. Baeza of Mexico, Senorina G. Baeza of Utah and Maria G. Baeza of Mexico. Fourteen grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews further survive him.

Family and friends are invited to attend a vigil service today from 4 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. The service will be at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

A funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Interment will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 13, 2002.)

BAHN

Emma Lena (Janeski) Bahn

Emma Lena (Janeski) Bahn, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day, May 11, 2003, at Cottonwood Healthcare, Woodland. She was 98 years old, having been born March 19, 1905, in Pittsburg, Kansas, to Louis and Emma (Restler) Janeski, both who predeceased her. Her parents had immigrated to America from Poland. Emma had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 58 years.

While living in Woodland, Emma was employed first for the Contadina Cannery for 25 years, and then with Brannigan Turkey Farm for 30 years. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for more than 20 years and was a member of the Eagles Drill Team.

She is survived by her children, Arlene Wilson of Myrtle Creek, Ore., Dale Bahn and wife Christine of Sun City, Ca., Billy Bahn and wife Linda of Spokane, Wash., Jerry Bahn and wife Adrienne and Linda Komula and husband Ron, all of Woodland. Twenty-four grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Her husband, William Bahn, her children, MaryLou Bahn, Alice Bahn, John Bahn, George Bahn and Della Bahn; and a grandson, Brit Bahn, preceded Mrs. Bahn in death. Brothers predeceasing her include Bill, Ed, George and Fred Janeski; and sisters, Alice Dorsey and Edna Lambie.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral ceremony celebrating her life, which will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, with Pastor Elmer Prout officiating. A graveside committal service will be held immediately following the funeral service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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

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

BAILEY

Marva Elaine-Denise Bailey

Marva Elaine-Denise Bailey of Sacramento, whose family go back generations in Guinda, died suddenly Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 at age 25.

Bailey was born July 20, 1980 at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento to Carl Dexter and Marva (Hackett) Bailey. She worked as a customer service representative in retail sales, and was less than a semester away from her degree from Sacramento State. She had hoped to become a school teacher.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony Eli and Gabriel Rivera of Sacramento; her parents Carl Dexter and Marva (Hackett) Bailey of Sacramento; sister Falisia Bailey of Sacramento; brothers Carl Bailey and Michael Bailey of Sacramento; aunts Carol Bailey of Chicago, Ill., Louana Harden of Guinda, Charlotte Lopes of Yuba City, Carmen Hackett of Aurora, Colo., Paula Hackett Palmer of Sacramento, Tyra and Wanda Hackett of Seattle, Wash., Colleen Henson of Sacramento, and numerous uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 26, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. The family requests donations in Ms. Bailey's name be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 26, 2005.)

BAILEY

Phyllis Gail (Wasson) Bailey (1st of 2 obituaries)

Phyllis Bailey died at her daughter's home in Belfair, Wash. Thursday, March 3 at age of 63.

Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 25, 1941 in Woodland. She was an Esparto resident and had been a Yolo County resident her entire life. She retired from the Yolo County Office of Education Oct. 1, 2000 after 40 years of service.

Phyllis enjoyed reading, computer games, gardening, crafts and quilting. She most loved spending time with her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. She faithfully cared for her parents until their deaths so they could remain at home.

Survivors include her sister, Judy Stone of Woodland; her daughters, Dawn Wunder and her husband Lonny of Woodland and Lisa Marbella and her husband Vince of Belfair, Wash. and her grandchildren, Bradley Wunder of Glendale, Ariz., Amy Wunder of Woodland, VJ and Catherine Marbella of Belfair, Wash. She was preceded in death by her grandchild, Joey Marbella of Belfair, Wash.; mother, Grace Wasson and father, Carl Wasson of Esparto.

A celebration of her life will be held at Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m.

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

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Phyllis Bailey (2nd of 2 obits.)

Phyllis Bailey died at her daughter's home in Belfair, Wash. Thursday, March 3 at age 63.

Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 25, 1941 in Woodland. She was an Esparto resident and had been a Yolo County resident her entire life. She retired from the Yolo County Office of Education Oct. 1, 2000 after 40 years of service.

Survivors include Mrs. Bailey's daughters, Dawn Wunder and her husband Lonny of Woodland and Lisa Marbella and her husband Vince of Belfair, Wash.; her grandchildren, Bradley Wunder of Glendale, Ariz., Amy Wunder of Woodland, VJ and Catherine Marbella of Belfair, Wash. and her sister, Judy Stone of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her grandchild, Joey Marbella of Belfair, Wash.; her mother, Grace Wasson and her father, Carl Wasson of Esparto.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Bailey's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland. The Lewis Funeral Chapel of Bremerton, Wash. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 10, 2005.)

BAILEY

Roberta J. Bailey

Roberta J. Bailey died March 26, 2001 in her Woodland home. Born in Arlington, Mass., to Albert and Mildred (Jarvis) Hicks on Feb. 16, 1934, she was 67.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 35 years and was a supervisor at St. John's Retirement Village.

She is survived by her children, Linda Hicks of Manville, RI; Deborah Mc Laughlin of Sacramento; Robert Bailey of Kingman, Ariz.; Bruce Bailey of Ukiah; Thomas Bailey of Woodland; Kevin Bailey and Robin Bailey of Woodland. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, as well as 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend the visitation to be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College Street in Woodland. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel at St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Avenue. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 28, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BAILEY

Samuel Bailey

Samuel Bailey, says the Democrat, an old forty-niner, and an old Yolo county pioneer, died last Monday at Knight's Landing. The Board of Supervisor had just completed arrangements to send him East to his friends.

(Article from the "Winters Express," Saturday, April 19, 1890, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BAILEY

Shirley Lee Bailey

Shirley passed away Saturday, Oct. 29 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 71 years young. She passed at home with her husband of 50 years by her side.

She was born Jan. 2, 1934 at the Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. On June 2, 1955 Shirley married the man she loved. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1960.

She resided in Santa Cruz for many years before moving to Davis in 1986. She worked for UCD until retiring in 1992. She loved to vacation on the island of Kauai. She remained incredibly close to her family and will be extremely missed.

She leaves behind her husband Harvey. Sons Michael, Brian and Greg. Their wives Cathy, Nancy and Merry. Grandchildren are Sean, Brandy, Michael, Michelle, Mike, Samantha and Scott.

We would like to express our utmost thanks to the staff at Sutter Hospice. Shannon, Davette, Kerrie, Norma and Marta were so much help to Shirley and our family. Thanks to Margaret for caring for her in her last days. Your kindness will be remembered.

We will honor her life and memory at a time to be determined. Family and friends will be notified.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions to the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation are greatly appreciated. Please visit the Web site at www.livestrong.org. If you wish to contribute, select the donate tab. Shirley was a past breast cancer survivor of 16 years and contributed to this foundation.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," November 3rd through November 4th, 2005.)

BAILEY

Todd Duane Bailey

Todd Duane Bailey died Nov. 22, 2005, at his home in Davis. He was 87.

He was born July 27, 1918, in Sherwood, Ore., to Duane and Hazel Bailey. His parents were longtime residents of Harney County in Oregon.

A family practice physician for more than 50 years, Bailey and his wife Marjorie retired to Davis in 2000. On Sept. 30, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Dr. Bailey was a decorated World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific in the Army Air Forces.

Remembered as an inventor, musician and humanitarian filled with compassion and generosity, Dr. Bailey treated patients regardless of their ability to pay. His career led him to Oroville, Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Burns and Doug Bailey.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie, and three children and their families: Todd D. Bailey Jr., his wife Pam, and their children Heidi, Patrick and Spencer; Janice Bailey and her life partner Joanne Shaw; and Bill Bailey and his children Matthew and Courtney.

He also is survived by brother Leeds Bailey and his wife Marie, and by sister-in-law Rae Bailey.

Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider donations to Alzheimer's disease charities or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 28, 2005.)

BAIN

John Hubert Bain

John H. Bain died in Arbuckle on Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at age 72.

Mr. Bain was born April 14, 1932 in Hope, NM to the late Ad and Ruth Chambers Bain. He had been a Yolo County resident for 14 years. He had worked as a construction supervisor in the Bay Area for 30 years and was a member of Carpenter's Local No. 22, San Francisco for 52 years. He was also a member of the Full Gospel Faith Assembly of Colusa.

Survivors include Mr. Bain's wife, Laura Barnes Bain of Arbuckle, sons Marshall Bain and his wife Gretchen of Castro Valley, Clifton Bain and his wife Liane of Redwood City, and Marvin Mason of Roseville; daughter Dawn Riazzi and her husband Steve of Antelope and step-children Diana, Gary, Lois, Bruce and Steven. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his daughter Pamela LoFranco and brothers James "Pete" Bain, Val Bailey and Wayne Bailey.

The family requests memorials in memory of Mr. Bain be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: Viewing and visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. and the funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Internment will follow immediately after at Arbuckle Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 27, 2004.)

BAIN

Nancy Jean Johnson Bain

Nancy Jean Johnson Bain died in Sacramento following a brief illness due to breast cancer Thursday, March 28, 2002, at age 46.

Born Aug. 30, 1955, in Sacramento, Mrs. Bain grew up in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1973. She helped her father and mother ranch in Rumsey, and graduated with her masters of science in mathematics from Sacramento State before marrying Roland in 1980. She taught through the Los Rios Unified School District for 23 years as a math instructor at Sacramento City College. According to her family members, "she loved playing golf with her friends at Yolo Fliers Country Club and was a proud Natomas Rampage Soccer Enthusiast. Traveling and gardening were her hobbies and watching the sunset over the Sacramento River was her way of relaxing."

Mrs. Bain is survived by her husband, Roland Bain; children, Ed and Scott Bain; parents, Lorraine and Jim Johnson; sister, Joan and her family Bob Achermann, Jim and Katie; sister-in-law, Yvette and her family Charlie Shubert, and Alan.

She is also survived by her stepchildren, Larry Bain, Sheri, Nichole and Marianne, Jim Bain, James, Andrew and Alana, Julie Bain Christensen, Dana, and DJ, Bill Bain, and John, Linda and Jenny Bain.

A private mass of Christian burial was conducted Monday, April 1 at Calvary Cemetery, with Father James T. Murphy officiated.

A memorial service is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento.

The family requests memorials be directed to Natomas Charter School's Bain Memorial; or to Sacramento's Sutter Cancer Center.

Lombard & Company of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 03, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BAINER

Lena Bainer

Lena Bainer, a longtime, prominent Davis resident, died in her sleep at Sierra Health Care June 10, 2003. She was 101.

Born in a sod house in Scott County, Kan., Jan. 23, 1902, she attended what was then Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kan., and the State Teacher's College in Hays, Kan.

Lena returned to Scott City, in Western Kansas, where she taught fourth grade for some time. There, in her hometown, she became a leader of the Campfire Girls and joined the Order of the Eastern Star -- an organization she remained a member of for more than 75 years.

In 1926 she married Roy Bainer, then returned with him to Manhattan, where he worked as an instructor and assistant professor at Kansas State.

The couple moved to Davis in 1929. Here Roy would become chair of the UC Davis agricultural engineering program and, in 1962, the founding dean of the College of Engineering.

Lena worked part-time for 20 years in the UCD registrar's office and enjoyed her contact with students. But she guided far more youth away from the office.

She helped lead a variety of youth groups at the Davis Community Church, and, in 1930, organized the city's first Girl Scout troop. She was a scout leader for 16 years, and was lovingly nicknamed "Cottontail." She served as Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls, a teen branch of Eastern Star, for 26 years.

Lena was also active in other community activities, acting as president of the University Farm Circle group and the Woman's Organization of the Davis Community Church, as well as a church Circle Leader and Sunshine Chairman for several years.

She organized the first Republican Women's Club in Davis, and was a member of the Leisure Hour Club for more than 30 years.

In her free time, she enjoyed a variety of craft-making, taking part in bridge clubs and entertaining her friends.

Lena touched the hearts of many with her enthusiastic community involvement and with her deep love of people, her family said.

She is survived by her daughter LaNelle, of Mill Valley; her sister-in-law Audrey Cook, of Scott City; and three nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2003.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the U.C. Davis Alzheimer's Center, 4860 Y St., Sacramento, CA 95817, with checks made out to the UC Regents.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, June 15, 2003.)

BAIR

Grace Almira Bair

Grace Almira Bair died in the Alderson's Convalescent Hospital on July 13, 2000. She was 92.

Bair was born June 27, 1908, in Crawford County, Kansas to Tom and Gertie Johnson. Later in her life she moved to Yolo County, where she was a resident for 65 years. During this time she worked at Armfield Ranch and Woodland Clinic.

Bair is survived by her daughter Eva Ware, and husband Vernon of Woodland; sons Everett Bair and wife Mary, Jimmy Blair and wife Helen, all of Woodland, Tom Bair and wife Karen of Clackamus, Ore., Leo Bair and wife Joanne of Sacramento, Robert Bair and wife Shirley of Earp, and Raymond ''Doc'' Bair of Napa; daughter-in-law Lois Bair of Esparto; and sister Phoebe Schmidt of Orangevale. Also surviving are her 41 grandchildren and 77 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Irven LeRoy and Clifford; brother, Oscar Johnson and sister, Bess Pearson; children, Orville, Phoebe Ann and Lewis I; grandchildren, Victoria Lynn, Victoria Ann, Kimberly Nita, Jimmy Roy Gabbard Jr. and great-grandchild Raymond Aragon.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2000, at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto with the Rev. Harrel Wiley III officiating.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of July 16, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BAIR

JoAnne Alberta Bair

JoAnne Alberta Bair died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at age 55.

Born Oct. 14, 1948, in San Bernardino, Mrs. Bair had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years, where she attended area schools, and was a graduate of Woodland High School. She attended cosmetology school in Sacramento, and was the manager of the Orangevale Plaza Townhouses for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, Leo J. Bair of Woodland; daughters, Jennifer Bair, also of Woodland, and Stacey Richardson, Tracy Chambers, and Casey Jones, all of Sacramento; sons, Pete Bair and Donny Parsons, both of Woodland, and Tommy Parsons of Davis; sisters, Mickey Bryant of Canoga Park, and Patty Redmond of Woodland; brothers, Jim Michaels of Northridge, and Pat Michaels of Woodland; brother and sister--in-laws, Jake and Helen Bair, Everett and Mary Bair, Vernon and Midge Weird, all of Woodland, Lois Bair of Esparto, Tommy and Karen Bair of Portland, Ore., Robert and Shirley Bair of Corning; stepfather, Tomio Wakida of Woodland; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Michaels in 1996.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen of Woodland.

Services: Service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at West Valley Baptist Church, 18045 Co. Rd. 95 in Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 04, 2003.)

BAIR

Sanders P. Bair

Sanders P. Bair, 81, a cemetery worker in the Capay and Cottonwood cemeteries for the past 12 years, died at 4 a.m. yesterday in the Weimar sanitarium, where he had been a patient for four days.

Mr. Bair, who resided at 204 Madison Street in Esparto, had lived in Yolo County since 1935. He was born in Michigan June 21, 1879.

Survivors include his wife Alma; six daughters, Mrs. Grace Smith of Skiatook, Okla., Mrs. Opal Bertram of Esparto, Mrs. Fern Metzger of Capay, Mrs. Neva Lantz of Esparto, Mrs. Florence Irvine of Menomonie, Wisc., and Mrs. Elsie Henson of Capay; two sons, Alvin Bair of Esparto and Irvin Bair of Madison.

Also surviving are five stepchildren: Walter Pruitt of Esparto, Albert Brizendine of Richmond, Glen Middling of Vallejo, Dorothy McCraken of Antioch and Eva Behrmann of Michigan, as well as 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pentecostal church in Madison, with interment following in Cottonwood cemetery in Madison under the direction of Kraft Brothers funeral home. The family requests that any donations be made to the heart fund or the Tuberculosis association.

(The above obituary was published in the “Woodland Daily Democrat,” page 2, February 11,1961, and was transcribed by R. Richardson.)

BAIRD

Aloise "Tuffy" Stephens Baird

Aloise "Tuffy" Stephens Baird died in Carmichael Monday, April 28, 2003, at age 86.

Born April 23, 1917 in Woodland, Ca., Mrs. Baird was one of five children born to Lawrence H. and Bertie A. Stephens. She resided in Carmichael for the past 36 years. She was a native of California and attended the Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland, and UC Berkeley where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She was an harpist. She was a member of the Carmichael Geranium Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Baird West; son, William Forrest Baird III; granddaughter Annalise Baird; sisters, Bertie Bruce, Antoinette Peckham and Susie Bradbury; sister-in-law, Bernice Best; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Forrest Baird Jr.; and brother, Lawrence A. Stephens.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A mass and celebration is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 5057 Cottage Way in Carmichael. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday May 03, 2003.)

BAKER

Alvin James Baker

Alvin James Baker passed away on May 27, 2001, in Winters. Born April 3, 1918, in Santa Clara, he was 83 years old.

A graduate of Santa Cruz High School in 1936, he was a World War II Vet. He joined the Army on May 21, 1941 staying until Oct. 8, 1945. He was a radio dispatcher for the Highway Patrol for 25 years. He was Past Master of the Northern Light Masonic Lodge in 1968 and 1970 and also of the Landmark Buckeye Lodge in 1978.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Scottish Rite Temple of Sacramento, past president of Cascade Scottish Rite Temple of Redding, member of Ben Ali Shrine of Sacramento, Yolo Shrine Club of Woodland, 1978. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW), Winters since 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marion D. Baker. Also he is survived by his son Rod Baker and wife, Connie of Winters; brother William H. Baker and wife Virginia, of San Francisco.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m., with the funeral to follow at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street, Winters.

Interment will follow at Winters Cemetery with Military Honors of the Winters VFW. Donations may be made in his name to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 31, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BAKER

Frederick "Dutch" Baker

Family services to be held for "Dutch" Baker

Mr. Frederick "Dutch" T. Baker died at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base on March 24. Mr. Baker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1922. He was 68 years old.

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(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 29, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BAKER

Henry Eugene Baker

Henry Eugene Baker died at Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility Monday, Feb. 7 at age 78.

Mr. Baker was born Jan. 26, 1927 in Virginia. He had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. He was a retired postal employee.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Baker.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Baker, no services are scheduled. He requested that his body be donated to UC Davis for scientific research.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 16, 2005.)

BAKER

Jane E. (Brait) Baker

Jane E. (Brait) Baker passed away on Aug. 15, 2000. Born April 6, 1917, she was 82. Jane was born and raised in Woodland. She married Edward A. Baker M.D. on May 1, 1941. They celebrated their 59 years of married love last May. They have resided in Orinda for 47 years.

Jane was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed golf, gardening and traveling. She was a member of Orinda Country Club, DeAnza Country Club of Borrego Springs, a past member of the Carol Branch of the Children's Hospital of the East Bay, and an early volunteer at Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward A. Baker, M.D., daughters Gayle Baker Albo and Jan Baker Woods, and son Steven E. Baker, and granddaughters Erin Baker Martinez, Nicole and Deanna Albo, Taya, Megan and Mallory Woods.

A celebration of her life was held on Friday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Orinda Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 7, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BAKER

Johnny Avis Baker

Johnny Avis Baker died at Veteran's Hospital in Menlo Park Thursday, Oct. 21 at age 71.

Mr. Baker was born Feb. 20, 1933 in Stroud, Okla. He has been a Yolo County resident for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a professional tree trimmer; worked for PG&E and on the barges on the Mississippi River.

Survivors include Mr. Baker's sister, Cora Hunter and her husband Henry of Knights Landing; his brother Bill "Dub" Baker and his wife Lavern Baker of Woodland; his nieces and nephews, Ed and Linda Hunter of Colorado, Wallace and Glinda Hunter of Woodland, Gennell and Warren King of Knights Landing; Diane and Bugs Ricardo of Woodland, Sheila and Terry Briggs of Sebastopol, Lynn Buttner and Gary Wilson of Santa Rosa and Hope Baker of Esparto and several grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Avis John and Lillie May Baker; his sister Georgia Delilah; his nephew Avis Hunter and great-grandniece Camryn Kinser.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Baker's name be made to the Knights Landing Fire Department or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Knights Landing Cemetery, County Road 102, Knights Landing. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 29, 2004.)

BAKER

LaValle "Val" Baker

LaValle "Val" Baker passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2003, after a brief illness, he was 54.

Val loved the ocean. He often spent time with his wife, Sally, in Fort Bragg. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed weekend hunts with his son, Scott. His grandchildren were the light of his eye. He couldn't wait until they were old enough so he could take them to get their "1st buck." Val was a giving man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Val leaves behind his wife, Sally Baker; a son, Scott Baker, a daughter Nico Gonzalez; three grandsons, Alexander Baker-Andrade, Justin Baker, Donovan Gonzalez and two granddaughters, Tristian Baker and Venessa Gonzalez. He is also survived by his two brothers, David Baker and Patrick Baker; and his sister, Lynn Corando. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill O. and Evelyn Baker.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice, in his behalf.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at his home in Yolo at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003.

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

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

BAKER

Lynda Genevieve Baker

Born Sept. 20, 1961, in Sacramento, her family moved to Davis when she was 3 years old. She attended local schools, and music was always an important part of her life. She began playing the viola in grade school. In junior high she played flute in the orchestra. She started voice lessons at that time and was in the Concert Choir, and performed in a number of school musicals.

While attending Davis High School, she was a member of the youth choir at Davis Community Church under the direction of Rachel Kessler. In 1979, her senior year, she was pleased to be accepted into the Madrigals and performed under the direction of Richard Brunelle.

While she was very humble about her academic achievements, her family is proud to share that Lynda was on the dean's list during her time at UC Davis.

In the early 1980s she moved to Sacramento. She continued her interest in music by learning to play guitar. She began to perform her original songs at open mike nights in Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Her loss is keenly felt at the Sacramento Bee, where she worked for the last 14 years. She was grateful to work for a company that was so supportive and caring of its employees and where she made dear friends. She touched many lives at the Bee and they have tenderly shared their sorrow and sympathy with her family.

She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Janice, in 1996.

She is survived by her mother, Clarice of Davis; father, Douglas and wife Patty of Wilton; brother, John and his wife Judi of Chicago; sisters, Liz and Laura and her husband Frank of Davis; and nieces and nephews, Jessica, Isaac, Billy, Anny, Julian, Jillian, Noelle and Olivia. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to Davis High School Music Department. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, June 12, 2004.)

BAKER

Marion Dolores Baker (services)

A viewing for Marion Dolores Baker, who passed away on Monday, June 21, 2004, will be held on Thursday, June 24, from 6-7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 116 D Street, in Davis.

Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Baker on Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 24, 2004.)

Marion Dolores Baker (obituary)

Mrs. Marion Dolores Baker passed away at Sutter Davis Hospital on June 21, 2004. She was 82 years old.

Marion had resided in Winters for the last 32 years in the home her father had built. She was born in Palo Alto* and resided in California her entire life. She was a graduate of Winters High School in 1940 and went on to receive degrees from U. C. Davis and U. C. Berkeley. She was a lifetime member of the Esparto branch of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was the loving wife of the late Alvin J. Baker and beloved daughter of the late Judge Rod and Adele Degener and is survived by her son Rod and his wife, Connie, of Winters and cousins Jo and Lyle Heyford, of Capitola, and their families.

Marion was laid to rest on June 25, 2004 next to her loving husband of 55 years at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 1, 2004.)

BAKER

William E. "Will" Baker

By Elisabeth Sherwin

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Professor Emeritus William E. "Will" Baker of Guinda.

Baker, 70, was born on May 10, 1935, and died at his ranch in the Capay Valley on Aug. 27, 2005. The cause of death was an invasive form of cancer that had spread from his lungs to his spine and brain.

He was lucid and at work on his computer when the end came. His wife, Malinda, and three children, Cole, Montana and Willa and her fiancÚ, were close by.

At his request, his body will be cremated and his ashes scattered in several places that were important to him. Friends are invited to a wake at the Rumsey Town Hall in the Capay Valley at noon Sunday.

Baker held a belated birthday party last month at the town hall in Rumsey attended by more than 100 friends, former students, community members and members of his family.

"It was perfect timing and he was totally delighted," Malinda Baker said Sunday. "A week later he could not have done it."

Baker was born in Idaho and grew up in the western United States. He bought his farm in the Capay Valley more than 30 years ago and once described life there as something like a Marine boot camp at a Zen monastery.

"It's not pastoral and laid-back; it's hard work but terrifically invigorating," he said.

Baker earned his Ph.D. in English literature from UC Berkeley, his master's degree from the University of Hawaii, and his bachelor's degree from University of Washington. He also spent a year in Paris at the Sorbonne.

Baker taught both at Reed College and at UC Davis, the latter for more than 25 years, from 1969 to 1995.

He specialized in 19th century English poetry, 19th and 20th century British novels, cinema history, filmmaking, introduction to poetry and creative writing. He also was a musician.

"He was a marvelous friend, teacher, writer and colleague," said longtime friend Jack Hicks, also of the UC Davis English department. "He was among the first major wave of national writers to establish the creative writing program at Davis along with Sandra Gilbert, Clarence Major, Gary Snyder and Sandy McPherson.

"Will was a community activist and a marvelous parent," Hicks added. "He was unstinting in the time and support he gave to others. He had many dimensions."

"Baker was an extremely important mentor to all of the young writers who passed through the UC Davis Creative Writing Program," said novelist Robert Clark Young of Sacramento. "He practiced learner-centered education before it had a name and his mentoring did not end when we left the program, but continued throughout the establishment of our teaching and writing careers."

Baker held a variety of jobs before choosing an academic career. He was a newspaper reporter for the Idaho Free Press, a farm laborer, construction hand, sawmill employee, ironworker, ordinary seaman and teamster.

He wrote comfortably in several different genres from nonfiction to science fiction/fantasy, from creative nonfiction to journalism.

In 1985, Baker won an Associated Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction, which resulted in the 1986 book titled "Mountain Blood." His 1979 Fulbright grant took him to Peru and resulted in a book, "Backward: An Essay on Indians, Time, and Photography," published in 1983.

He was the author of 14 books including sci-fi/fantasy novels in the 1990s - "Raven Bride," "Star Beast," and "Shadow Hunter" - plus about 60 articles, stories, and poems in various magazines including Harper's, Outside, Whole Earth Review, Georgia Review, Missouri Review and Evergreen Review.

Baker was a passionate environmentalist and community activist devoted to preserving the Capay Valley. Most recently he helped organize the Capay Valley community in opposition to the expansion of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks.

In 1999 he raised five calves on his Guinda almond and melon farm as part of an experiment in ranching, which he enjoyed telling people about.

"(Ranching) is part of my heritage, too, my background," he said. "I only lost $480, which people tell me is really good for the cow trade," he added.

"Tony and the Cows: A True Story from the Range Wars," a nonfiction work about land issues, was published in 2000.

His last work, "Paris Journal," is being printed by his estate; copies will be sold at Bogey's Books in Davis and The Next Chapter in Woodland. Baker wanted sales from "Paris Journal" to go toward a scholarship fund.

This is how he described it: "I have attempted to launch this (fund) by publishing an essay on art and war, written over the last three years. It's a travel journal that tries to make the case that our republic has become much more of a warrior than an artist, and a much gloomier and more threatening place, but there is real power in art to reverse that drift. Artists sing, dance, tell great stories, make wonderful pictures of things no one has ever seen before. They delight others and themselves, and for the most part their work harms no one."

It was Baker's hope that people would read "Paris Journal," pass it along, and make contributions to the scholarship fund. To learn more about the developing program, contact Jack Hicks at wjhicks@ucdavis.edu or 752-1658.

"I would like to earn enough to provide assistance to young artists," Baker said, encouraging friends and readers to think of the project as a sort of nonprofit pyramid scheme.

Friends said Baker was a loving husband and father to his teenage children, Cole, 17, and Montana, 15. Additional survivors include his sister, Rachel Baker, of Idaho, and a niece and her husband, Niki and Juan Berrocal.

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

BAKKER

Peter A. Bakker

Peter A. Bakker, a resident of Davis since 1960, died Nov. 28, 2003 in Davis. He was 87 years old.

He was born Aug. 28, 1916, on his parents' homestead near Gillette, Wyo., the second of eight children born to Abraham and Elizabeth (Straatsma) Bakker. At a young age, Peter moved with his family to Billings, Mont.

In 1940, he married Gladys Card and together they moved to Long Beach, where they remained through the years of World War II. During the war, Bakker worked as an electrician in the aircraft and warship-building industries. His oldest child, Jim, was born while the family lived in California.

At the end of World War II, they returned to Montana and Bakker continued working as an electrician. He played an important role in getting the Montana Legislature to adopt building and safety codes for the industry and was instrumental in establishing the Billings electrician apprenticeship program.

Daughter Laura and son Richard were born while the family lived in Billings. During that time, with the help of his wife and other family members, Bakker built their family home.

In 1960, the family moved to Davis. Soon thereafter, Bakker went to work as an electrician for UC Davis, remaining there until his retirement in 1979. He was proud of his union affiliations -- he was a 62-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was also a member of Athens Lodge, F&AM.

Bakker enjoyed an active retirement. He returned "home" to Montana every summer, where he and Gladys lived near McLeod, Mont. He fished for trout on the nearby Boulder River and renewed friendships from the past. He and Gladys also traveled throughout the country with their fifth-wheel trailer.

In 2000, Pete and Gladys moved to the University Retirement Community, where he enjoyed the company of many new friends and the activities in which he participated.

He is survived by Gladys, his wife of 63 years; three children, Jim Bakker and his wife Susan of Carmichael, Laura Bauer and her husband Bernard of Fresno, and Richard Miller and his wife Deborah Miller-Bakker of Davis.

He also leaves behind four grandchildren: John Bakker and his wife Stacy of Oakland, Matt Bakker and his wife Maria Luisa Romero of Davis, Jennifer Bakker and Katy Bakker of Davis; and one great-grandchild, Braulio Romero Bakker of Davis. He is also survived by brothers William Bakker of Billings, Mont., and Jack Bakker of Nye, Mont.; and sisters Marie Brown of Warren, Ore., Betty Brown of Hood River, Ore., and Hilda Wallace of Billings, Mont.

Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 8, 2003.)

BALDRIDGE

Fred W. Baldridge

Fred Baldridge dies at 77

Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, at Smith's Colonial Chapel for Fred William Baldridge, who died Wednesday, July 24, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Rev. Jay Constant, pastor of Free Will Baptist Church, officiated. Pallbearers were Michael J. McCracken, B.T. Dunham, John Davis, Don E. Calvert, Bill Kelley and Wayne Kelley. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

Mr. Baldridge, who was born in Clayton Township, Arkansas, on October 1, 1913, was 77. He had lived in Winters for the last 37 years and worked for Syar & Harms Company for 27 years at the Madison plant as an oiler. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from June 2, 1941, to July 12, 1944.

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Winters and a member of the Woodmen of the World No. 339 of Vacaville. He was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Mr. Baldridge is survived by his wife, Irene Baldridge of Winters, and two sisters, Hazel Wright of Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Monteen De Busk of Atwater, California. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Wayne Baldridge, who died in Woodland on Sept. 17, 1963, as the result of football injuries.

The family requests that any remembrances be directed to the Doug Baldridge Scholarship Fund in care of Winters High School, 101 Grant Avenue, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 1, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BALDWIN

Ethel Baldwin

Ethel Baldwin died in Palm Gardens Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at age 93.

Born Feb. 10, 1908, in Soldier, Iowa, Mrs. Baldwin had been a Yolo County resident for the last 58 years. She was the daughter of the late Oluf and Gunda Olson. She was a homemaker for 76 years and a member of the Woodland Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2345.

Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her daughter, Shirley Carrion and husband Frank of Woodland; sons, Bob Baldwin and wife Nancy of Woodland, and Ron Baldwin and wife Trish of El Dorado Hills; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Baldwin, in 1980; son, Dan Baldwin, in 1991; a granddaughter; a grandson; five sisters; and six brothers.

Visitation is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at McNary's Chapel, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will take place afterwards at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BALESTRA

Ernie A. Balestra

Ernie A. Balestra died in his sister's Fresno home surrounded by loving family Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at age 79.

Born April 27, 1922, in Pixley, Mr. Balestra was the son of Swiss immigrants. He was raised on his family farm in Clovis. After his father's death in a farm accident, his mother, brothers, sisters and he continued their farming enterprise. As a student at Clovis High School he played trumpet and played on the football and basketball teams. He received the Clovis High Sassano All-America Blanket quarterbacking the football team to a 7-1 season in 1939.

Mr. Balestra served in the Air Force in Europe during World War II. After the war he returned to begin a dairy in Sanger, later farming field and row crops and raising cattle and sheep. He was the founding director of Consolidated Milk Producers, a member of the Farm Bureau, a 50-year member of the Elks Club and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Big Fresno Fair by Gov. George Deukmejian. His farm was the epitome of efficiency and most of the animals he raised were for his pure love of animals rather than income. His neighbors knew him as a Samaritan who spent much of his time helping them with their own daily chores and challenges. He was one of a diminishing breed - the hard working, self-sufficient and thoroughly honest family farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Geraldine Balestra; daughter, Lisa Marott; son, Senator Jim Nielsen; sister, Eda Hensley; granddaughters, Daysha Vance, Prima, Brandi, and Melissa; grandsons, Brandt, Jim, Adam, and Bryan; and great grandchildren, James, Brittney and Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Balestra was preceded in death by his father, Sam; and mother, Erminia; daughter, Denise; sister, Olga and brothers, Oliver and Fred.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Hall, Clovis.

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

Farewell Funeral Services of Fresno is handling cremation arrangements.

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

BALESTRA

Geraldine "Jeri" Balestra

Geraldine "Jeri" Balestra passed away Saturday, April 12, 2003 in Clovis, surrounded by her family. She was born June 14, 1920 in Kingsburg, the daughter of Fresno teacher J. Wiley Hudson and Hazelle Hudson. She lived her very full life in the San Joaquin Valley with brief residencies in Panama after World War II, in New Mexico and in Woodland the past few years where she enjoyed fine care at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital. She was married to Sanger farmer Ernie Balestra who she met as he purchased farm equipment from her employer Fresno Ag Hardware. They were known as a handsome and dashing couple. Together they raised a son and two daughters. Jeri was a major force in the life of her granddaughters Prima, Brandi and Daysha.

Jeri graduated from Fresno High School and attended Fresno State College. Her beauty was such that local businesses vied for her picture in their ads long before "super models" became vogue. She served in many capacities working with her children's schools and was president of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Her loving spirit and legendary generosity touched all who knew her.

Over the years friends and family enjoyed swapping Jeri stories. No minuscule occurrence in someone's life escaped her attention or generosity. Family, friends and neighbors in need were lavished by her thoughtfulness and courtesies. Her nieces and nephews all still call her their favorite aunt. She was a regular at the community library, prolifically devouring books. Her love of literature inspired her family and friends to become book lovers. Her cousin Jack Smith succinctly captured the essence of Jeri Balestra as he said good by last week. He gently touched her, kissed her forehead and said, "It's been a great party, Jeri and you always were the prettiest girl at the ball!"

Her parents J. Wiley and Hazelle Hudson, her husband Ernie Balestra and her daughter Denise preceded her in death. Her son Senator Jim Nielsen; daughter Lisa Marott; grandchildren, Prima Diva, Brandi Sorrill, Daysha Vance, Brandt Marott, Melissa White; and great grandchildren Jim, Bryan and Adam Nielsen, Jaime and Brittany Vance and Logan Jones survive her.

The family requests that any remembrances be directed to The Foundation for Excellence at Woodland Christian School, P.O. Box 93, Woodland, 95695.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 23, 2003.)

BALESTRA

"Services for Joseph Balestra

Memorial services were held in Menlo Park on August 27 for Joseph George Balestra, 59, who was born in Woodland and reared in Winters. He attended elementary and high school here, graduating from high school in Pittsburgh and from college at Stanford University.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Balestra of Menlo Park; a son, Mark Balestra of Foster City; and two daughters, Sharon Balestra O'Donnell and Katherine Balestra, both of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Balestra Allen, who died in 1950, and his father, Joseph George Balestra, Sr., who farmed in the Winters area until his death in 1940."

(From the "Winters Express," Septmber 1985.)

BALKA

Deborah C. Balka

Beloved mother, wife, sister and daughter, Deborah Lynn Cornum Balka passed away at home with her family at her side on July 8, 2002 after a long battle with cancer. She was 49 years old.

Born Oct. 15, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah, she graduated from Brighton High in 1972 and attended the University of Utah where she affiliated with Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She married Raynor Balka in 1978 in San Francisco and had two sons.

She moved with her family through job transfers from Utah to California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania before settling in Davis in 1992. She was the school secretary at West Davis/Cesar Chevez Elementary School from 1992 until she retired in 2001.

She enjoyed participating in sports, decorating, movies, visiting historical sites and particularly traveling. Her last trip was a cruise around the Mediterranean with her family. She especially enjoyed walking for several hours through the ruins of Pompeii and Ephesus. She was also active in the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her main love, though, was her family.

She was everyone's friend, especially the young and vulnerable. People were drawn to her because of her warm, caring personality and children from her school would often run up and throw their arms around her legs when they saw her. She helped support several children in underdeveloped countries over the years and was always in line to help the less fortunate whenever and wherever she found the need.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Todd Hayes, in 1976 and her parents, Lynn Cornum, in 1965, and Joyce Neff in 2000.

She is survived by her husband and sons, Alexander and Andrew, of Davis; her brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Jody Neff of Phoenix, Ariz.; her stepfather, William Neff; her cousin, Pat Baddley; and her other sister-in-law and her husband, Diane and Mike Haberman, all of Salt Lake City; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at The LDS Chapel, 785 Elmwood Drive in Davis. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Park Section, in Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in her memory be made to The Christian Children's Fund, P.O. Box 85066, Richmond, VA 23286-8912.

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

BALL

Elwyn Rowland Ball

Elwyn Rowland Ball died at his Woodland residence Thursday, Oct. 13 at age 67.

Mr. Ball was born July 18, 1938 in Woodland to Berthold and Mabel (Pinto) Ball. He attended area schools through high school, graduating from Woodland High School in 1956. In December of 1956, he joined the United States Air Force, where he was a mechanic until his honorable discharge as airman third class in 1962. A Yolo County resident for the past 67 years, he was employed in construction as a heavy equipment operator for 45 years.

Survivors include Mr. Ball's wife of 42 years, LaNell Ball; his daughter, Karla Ball of Woodland; his sons, Randy Ball and his wife Tami, Darren Ball and his wife Tika, all of Woodland, and Damon McClure and his wife Elsa of Napa; a sister, Marlene Johnson of Bonney Lake, Wash.; grandchildren, Janelle, Jessica and Jordan Ball, and Hanna McClure, all of Woodland. His brother, Bert Ball, preceded him in death.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Woodland Cemetery, with John Hudnall of the Woodland Family Worship Center officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mae (Pacheco) Coelho: Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Monday, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Rev. John Boll officiating.

Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clara M. Rios: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Monday, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, with Deacon Ed Kull officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, October 17, 2005.)

BALL

Mrs. James W. (ROBINSON) BALL (1837-1890) (obit.)

In Memoriam

Mrs. James W. Ball, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1837 and died in Winters, California, July 22, 1890, aged 52 years, 11 months and 24 days. Her maiden name was Robinson. She was married to Mr. Ball in Washington county, Ohio, November 19, 1857. Her husband and six children - two boys and four girls - are left to mourn their loss. She embraced religion and became a member of the church at the age of seventeen. She lived the life of a Christian and died the death of the righteous. She was an affectionate, thoughtful wife, a devoted, loving mother. Conspicuous among her many virtues, was her care for the sick. Possessed of more than ordinary tact and skill in this direction, tender and sympathetic, she was a frequent and always welcome visitor in the homes of the afflicted. Several persons in this community ascribe their recovery

from serious sickness to her patient and skillful nursing. She will be sadly missed, not only in her own home, but also in the homes of her friends and neighbors. Many will gratefully cherish her memory until their dying day. But her work is done, her sufferings over, and she rests from her labors. The funeral service was conducted from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church by her pastor, Rev. H.C. Culton. The text was, Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed her remains to the city of the dead. Peace to her memory.

*****

J.W. Ball and family desire to thank their friends who so willingly administered to the wants of the wife and mother during her long sickness and at her death, and to Dr. Magill for his kindness and faithful attendance upon her.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Saturday, July 26, 1890, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BALL

Lawrence James Ball

Lawrence James Ball passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 57.

Born April 27, 1946, the Oakland native attended Oakland area schools and graduated from Oakland High School in 1964.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1966 and had been a Yolo County resident for the past two years.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Ball of Woodland; daughters Jamie Lorraine Downard of Sacramento, Melissa Lynn Tonguet and Rachel Elizabeth Ball of Woodland; grandsons Chance Loranjames and Kody Allen Downard of Sacramento; and sister Carolyn Blair of Pollock Pines.

A family memorial service will be today, with interment at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 8, 2003.)

BALL

Margery Ellen (Nelson) Ball

Margery Ball died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland at the age of 80.

Born October 1, 1923 in Hendriks, Minnesota, Margery was a Yolo County resident, 10 years in Winters and her last 26 years in Woodland. Margery's parents were Dr. Lewis Nelson and Hazel (Langdon) Nelson who had settled in Hendriks, MN, and established its hospital. Dr. Nelson was killed in an automobile accident in December, 1928. In 1931 Hazel Nelson and her four children moved to Tacoma, Washington.

Margery attended the University of Washington and transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she met her future husband Gerald Ball. Margery was married to Gerald Ball on June 30, 1945.

She was charitable and volunteered to aid many humanitarian causes (e.g. The Red Cross). She was also a golf enthusiast. She was Captain of the 18 hole ladies group at both Contra Costa Country Club and the Yolo Fliers Club. She served six consecutive years on the Board of Directors of the Women's Golf Association of Northern California and served as its President.

Margery Ball is survived by her husband Gerald, her son Robert, her daughter Nancy Shafa, her brother Blaine Nelson, her sister Beverly Perkins, her grandchildren Casandra, Vanessa, Merwan, Alejandro, Daniel and Amanda, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Respecting the wishes of Margery no services are scheduled. An informal gathering will be held in her honor celebrating her life from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5th at Cracchiolo's Banquet Room Facility, 1320 E. Main Street, Woodland, CA 95776. All are invited.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 30, 2004.)

BALOGH

William Duane Balogh

William Duane Balogh passed away at home in Winters with his family on April 13, 2004. Born on July 14, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, he was 90 years old. A resident of Winters for 10 years and a former resident of Riverside and Clear Lake, Mr. Balogh graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota and was a county recorder in Riverside County for 25 years before retiring in 1978. He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

He is survived by his daughter, Desta Stoner of Santa Rosa; sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Janice Balogh of Eugene, Oregon, Duane and Pam Balogh of Winters, Tracy and Sandy Balogh of Wallace, and Brad and Vana Balogh of Winters; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elaine Katherine, and a grandson, Kevin Duane Balogh.

Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Winters on Saturday, April 17, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

BALUKOFF

Hilda Balukoff

Hilda Balukoff died peacefully on July 4, 2005, in her home at the Bitterroot Valley Living Center in Stevensville, Mont. She was 92.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stevensville. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate. A luncheon will follow at the Family Center.

Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Cemetery in Boise, Idaho, where she will be interred next to her husband, Peter.

She was born Sept. 16, 1912, to immigrant German parents, John and Grace Hofbauer, in Carroll, Iowa.

She was one of 12 children and grew up on a farm in Carroll. One of her favorite pastimes as a child was sneaking away to ride the work horses at day's end.

On June 20, 1933, she married Peter Balukoff and they and their five children made their home in Carroll until 1952, when they moved to Davis, where she was an active member of the Catholic church parish.

During her child-raising years, she became very good at the art of sewing and sewed much of the clothing for her daughters and herself.

She loved flowers and gardening. In the fall, she could be found in the kitchen canning the vegetables and fruit from the garden, or making jam.

She also very much enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.

She was a nanny to four children from two different families for many years. They were part of the family and she still received letters and cards from them updating her and their lives until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Balukoff, daughter Mary, son Romayne and her 11 siblings.

She moved to the Bitterroot Valley Living Center in Stevensville in 2003.

She is survived by her daughters Donna Jacobs and her husband Ray of Polson, Mont., Jean Bush and her husband David of Stevensville, Myrna Maxwell and her husband Ralph of Boise, Idaho and Patricia Powell and her husband John of Stevensville; son, Steven Balukoff of Woodland; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Marie Burns of Manning, Iowa; Beverly Balukoff of Carroll, Iowa; Goldie Hofbauer of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Stella and Robert Jacobs of Davis; Josephine and Tony Balukoff of Boise, Idaho, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Whitesitt Funeral Home of Stevensville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Aspen Hospice, P.O. Box 686, Stevensville, MT 59870.

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

BANKOWSKI

Lucille Strosk Bankowski

Lucille Strosk Bankowski died April 15, 2001. Born March 2, 1916, in New Jersey, she was 85.

She was raised in Berkeley, and after graduating from the Anna Head School, she attended UC Berkeley, where she earned a degree in psychology. Her husband, Raymond, was a graduate student in veterinary science when they met. They were married in 1940.

In 1950, she and her husband moved to Davis, where he joined the faculty of the veterinary school. They both loved to travel and visited most areas of the world. After her husband's death in 1993, she continued to travel with friends and her daughter Susan.

She loved needlework and was co-owner of the Barbara-Lou Knit Shop during the 1960s.

She was always active in the community. She was a member of the PTA, University Farm Circle, Enchanted Hills, the California Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary, Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteers, Embroiderers' Guild of America, UC Davis Presents and International House.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Irene of Davis and Linda Bankowski of Riverside.

A funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 18, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BANKS

Dallas Odell Banks

Dallas Odell Banks, a longtime UC Davis mathematics professor, died June 27, 2003, in Davis. He was 74.

Born Oct. 21, 1928, in Campbell, Neb., to Henry Aaron and Mable Eva Banks, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oregon State College.

He worked as a math assistant for General Electric in Hanford, Wash., then spent two years in the U.S. Army before returning to school. He earned his doctorate from Carnegie Tech University in Pittsburgh, Pa., working for Westinghouse Electric during summer breaks.

He served as a UCD professor from 1959 to 1991, and was a consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lockheed Aircraft.

He was a member and elder at Davis Community Church, and a member of the Lambda Chi Fraternity, The Professors in Harmony quartet and the Davis/Vacaville chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.

He is survived by his wife Maryella Louise Banks of Davis, daughter Karen Walton and husband Greg of Martinez, son Steven Banks and wife Julie of Sunnyvale, son Davis Banks and wife Heather of Napa, sister Modena Bryan of Portland, grandchildren Michael, Patrick, Kathleen and Jeffrey Banks, all of Sunnyvale, and Aaron and Nathan Banks of Napa, nephew Jerry Bryan, his wife Loree and their daughters Erin and Emily, nephew James Bryan, his wife Barbara and their sons David and Gregory.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., with a private burial to at Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis, CA 95616 or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

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

BANKS

Frances Irene Banks

Frances Irene Banks died in Bakersfield Monday, May 16 at age 90.

Mrs. Banks was born Nov. 15, 1914 in Ohio. She resided in Yolo County for many years. She was a homemaker and pastor's wife. She attended Faith Temple in Bakersfield.

Survivors include Mrs. Banks' daughters, Shelba J. Frescas and her husband Eduardo of Bakersfield and Betty A. Northcutt and her husband Jack of Medford, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, the Reverend Walter Banks; her daughter, Margaret Frescas and her son, Bernard Banks.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, with visitation prior to the service, at the New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland with Pastor Doug Zeck officiating. Interment will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Greenlawn Mortuary Funeral Directors of Bakersfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 19, 2005.)

BARAJAS

Amparo Barajas

Amparo Barajas died in her Woodland home on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at age 65.

Born Nov. 24, 1938, in Mexico, where she grew up and attended school. Mrs. Barajas had been a Yolo County resident for the past 39 years, having raised her family. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Arturo Barajas; daughters, Maria L. Barajas, Carmen Barajas, and Rosalinda Barajas, all of Woodland, and Amparo Barajas of Irapuato, Mexico; son, Arturo Barajas of Woodland; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Eduardo Vargas, in 1995.

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

Services: A mass of Christian burial is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. Interment will be at Cueramaro, Guanajuato, Mexico.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 20, 2004.)

BARBA

Frank Barba

Frank Barba of Davis died Dec. 10, 2003. He was 74 years old.

A native of California, he was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, and worked as a truck driver for Lucky Supermarkets. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950 and fought in the Korean conflict. He enjoyed golf.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; his son, Frank Barba and his wife Shirley of Woodland; his daughter, Cindy Barba-Van Wey and her husband Troy Van Wey of Fremont; his brother, Vince Barba of Lincoln; and his grandchild, Tucker Van Wey.

A funeral service celebrating his life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Santos-Robinson Mortuary, 160 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Interment will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

Visitation begins Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 15, 2003.)

BARBANO

John Ronald Barbano

John Ronald Barbano died at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Tuesday at age 70.

Born July 23, 1935, Mr. Barbano was a resident of Woodland and Yolo County for the last 26 years. He worked as a histologist at the UC Davis diagnostic laboratories, working in research and with the veterinary teaching hospital division of the university. He served as a heavy weapons specialist with the U.S. Army 18th Infantry from 1958 to 1964. He was awarded the Marksman and Sharpshooter medals and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge from the California Army Reserve.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Susan Barbano; his daughter Laura Barbano; and son Michael Barbano, all of Woodland. He is also survived by brothers Norm and and Julio Barbano.

Services: Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with interment following at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. Donations can be made to the Oncology Research Center, UC Davis, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, January 1, 2006.)

BARBEE

Kristen Marie Barbee

Kristen Marie Barbee passed away on Saturday, June 19, 1999, at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She had been a resident of Winters since 1998 and had moved from Pittsburgh, California. Born on May 6, 1987, in Oakland, she was 12 years old.

Kristen was a student at Winters Middle School where she recently completed the sixth grade. She was a very active young lady who enjoyed sports and animals. Cats, dogs and her rat, Toby, were very important to her.

She is survived by her parents, Andrew and Debra Barbee; brother, Andrew, and sister, Amber, all of Winters; grandparents, Pamela Logan of Oakland, Delores and Jack Barbee of Dixon, Roy and Evelyn Conradi of Gardnerville, Nevada; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation was held Wednesday, June 23, from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery. Pastor Tom Norvell officiated. The graveside services were held privately for the family.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.

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

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

BARBER

Erica Renee (Petty) Barber

Erica Renee (Petty) Barber died on Friday, May 2, 2003, in Woodland Memorial Hospital, at age 57.

Born Aug. 20, 1945, was a native of Woodland, Mrs. Barber graduated from Woodland High School in 1963 and attended CSU Sacramento. She worked throughout Yolo County and then became a homemaker. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 32 years.

Mrs. Barber is survived by her husband of 38 years, Julius A. Barber; son, Julio A. Barber; daughter, Lili D. Barber, all of Woodland; brother, Mitchell El-Mahdy of Los Angeles and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother Marie Petty.

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

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 13980 County Road 99 West in Yolo.

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

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

BARBER

Robert Anthony Barber

Robert Anthony Barber passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at home in Sacramento.

Born Feb. 14, 1943, in Woodland, Ca. to the late Betty and Tony Barber. Robert was raised in Woodland and attended the Holy Rosary Academy there and Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, class of 1960. He received an Associate of Arts in Architecture from Menlo College in 1962 and graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Robert was part-owner/operator of Barber-Rowland, Inc. from 1967 through 1986. In the 70's through the mid-1980's he managed in excess of 15,000 acres of owned and leased farm land. He was known by many as a charitable man with a kind soul. Along with his parents, his only sister Sondra preceded him in death. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003 at 10 a.m., Saint Joseph Cemetery, 860 West Street in Woodland, California. Any remembrances should be donated to the charity of choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 23, 2003.)

BARBOUR

Layne Robert Barbour

Layne Robert Barbour died Monday April 26, 2004 in Woodland, at age 82.

Born in Beckley, W. Va., Mr. Barbour lived in Yolo County for 35 years. He worked in the mobile home industry for 40 years.

Survivors include his sons Daniel Barbour and his wife Edith, of Hesperia, and David Barbour of Oregon; and his daughter-in-law Mary Barbour. He was preceded in death by his wife Hilda Barbour and his sons Jerry and Chris Barbour.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel.

Services: A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 30, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 28, 2004.)

BARCE

Jack Leroy Barce

Jack Leroy Barce died Thursday, Jan. 6 at his home in Woodland at age 75.

Mr. Barce was born March 4, 1929 in San Diego. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. Barce's sister, Frances Zirkle of San Diego and his nieces and nephews.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Barce, no services are scheduled. Cremains will be returned to his nephew. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BARCELLOS

Patricia Alma Barcellos

Patricia Alma Barcellos died Aug. 14, 2004 in Elk Grove. Loving wife of 63 years to Louis Barcellos. Beloved mother of Glenn, Dale, Bernard, Chris and Robert Barcellos, Ellen Martinez, Mark Barcellos and Faith Thompson. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Formerly of Santa Clara County for the first 46 years of her life, she resided in Lodi from 1968 to 1998 and resided in Woodland, then Elk Grove from 1998 until 2004. Friends are welcome for visitation, Thursday, noon until 8 p.m. with the vigil beginning at 7 p.m. at the Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. The funeral liturgy will be Friday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Five Wounds Portuguese National Catholic Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in San Jose. Remembrances are preferred to Pregnancy Support Group, 30 Main St., Suite B, Woodland, 95695, phone: 661-6333 or to Respect Life, 1105 N. Lincoln, Stockton, 95204.

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

BARCELONA

Ronald Joseph Barcelona

Ronald Joseph Barcelona died at Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility Wednesday, Dec. 1 at age 62.

Mr. Barcelona was born March 20, 1942 in San Jose. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 17 years. He was a truck driver for the Salvation Army for 10 years and a resident of the Woodland Hotel.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Barcelona, no services are scheduled. Inurnment will be at the Public Guardian Memorial in Woodland Cemetery. North Sacramento Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 06, 2005.)

BARFIELD

Kenneth Wayne Barfield

SERVICES TODAY, July 23

Kenneth Wayne Barfield: A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. today, Friday, at Woodland United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(This memorial service announcement is from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, July 23, 2004.)

BARKER

Alfred "Al" K. Barker

Alfred "Al" K. Barker of Macdoel died following a heart attack in Olympia, Wash. Monday, July 8, 2002, at age 64.

Mr. Barker was Yolo County resident for more than 40 years, before moving in Macdoel in 1998. He was employed as a truck driver by TCB Transportation in Hermiston.

Mr. Barker is survived by his wife, Geraldine Barker of Macdoel; daughter, April Kramer of Klamath Falls, Ore.; son, Martin Barker of Grants Pass, Ore.; granddaughter, Paula Kramer; grandson, Rusty Johnson; mother, Bertha Barker; sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Ike Standridge; brothers, Tim and Mike Barker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Barker; and brothers, Bobby, Walt and Dennis Barker.

A funeral service were not held. A gathering of friends and family members was held in Knights Landing. Cremation has also been held.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BARKER

Doris Anne St. Louis Rice Barker

Doris Anne St. Louis Rice Barker died at Sacramento Mercy General Hospital Dec. 3, 2004 at age 66.

Ms. Barker was born Dec. 30, 1936 in French Camp. She had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. She worked for 30 years as a bartender.

Survivors include Ms. Barker's daughter, Linda Rice of Woodland; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Rice of Woodland; her grandchildren, Chris, Chad, Leah, Joseph, Robbie and Daniel Rice and her brother, Robert Alcott and his wife Dee of Santa Rosa. She was preceded in death by her sons, Alan Louis Rice and Michael Scott St. Louis; her grandson, Michael Joseph Rice and her mother, Amelia "Nita" Rogers.

Services: Services for Ms. Barker are pending. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 29, 2005.)

BARKER

Ruth Gibson Barker

Ruth Gibson Barker passed away at her home in Winters on March 8, 2000. Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England on Feb. 1 1898, she was 102 years old.

Mrs. Barker came to Winters from England. She was survived by her son, James, and wife, Mildred, of Winters; granddaughters Joan Lopez and her husband, John, of Davis, and Jill James and husband, Lyle, of Kelseyville; great-granddaughter Lori Bloomfield and husband, Tony, of Davis; great-grandson Jonathan Lopez and wife, Debbie, of Dixon, great-granddaughter Heather James of San Louis Obispo and Great-grandson Jason James of Woodland; also two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1959 and son, Freddie, in 1943.

A private burial was held on Monday, March 13, at the Winters Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Davis Funeral 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.)

BARMETTLER

Hubert Emil Barmettler

Hubert Emil Barmettler died Aug. 31, 2001, at the UC Davis Medical Center, after falling from a ladder while working on a job. Born in Hergisvil, Switzerland, on March 12, 1923, he was 78 years old.

He came from Switzerland to the United States at the age of 7, and worked on his family ranches in the Imperial Valley and Napa. He went to school in the Imperial Valley and Napa, and was a longtime student of the Theocratic Ministry School.

He worked for the Basalt Rock Co. in Napa for 20 years. In 1969 he moved to Montpelier, Idaho, and started Barmettler Construction with his four children. In 1989 he moved back to Woodland and began working with his sons in their construction business. He was well known as a gifted builder on a broad scope of projects.

He became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1947. He considered the ministry his true vocation. For 54 years he tirelessly spent his time preaching about the Bible, giving Bible sermons on a weekly basis and serving as a spiritual adviser to those in need.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet Barmettler of Woodland; his brothers, Dr. Edmund Barmettler and his wife Sandy of Reno, Nev., and Lt. Col. Robert Barmettler and his wife Jeanne of Montgomery, Ala.; his sisters, Hildagard Buckette Graves of Elk, Johanna Black of Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada, and Dr. Dorlesa Barmettler-Ewing of San Leandro; his children, Carole and Don Weins of Winters, Stephen and Kathy Barmettler of Lincoln, Demetrius and Paula Barmettler of Sacramento, Mark and Patricia Barmettler of Napa, Pat Church of Woodland and Geneva and John Bowen of Roseburg, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Memorials may be sent to the Heidrick Ag History Center.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 7, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BARCE

Jack Leroy Barce

Jack Leroy Barce died Thursday, Jan. 6 at his home in Woodland at age 75.

Mr. Barce was born March 4, 1929 in San Diego. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. Barce's sister, Frances Zirkle of San Diego and his nieces and nephews.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Barce, no services are scheduled. Cremains will be returned to his nephew. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BARLOW

Mickey Barlow

Mickey Barlow died on March 13, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a sudden illness. She was 72 years old.

A gathering to remember her will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the UC Davis Recreation Pool Lodge. A celebration of her life will be on June 18. Further details will be announced later.

Born June 20, 1932, in Pacific Grove, she came to Davis at the age of 7 with her parents, Dick and Pearl Barlow. She went through elementary school and high school in Davis, and graduated from UC Davis.

She was known by many as the feisty redhead. Her father built the adobe buildings at the corner of Fourth and G streets, where the family lived upstairs and ran a florist and nursery business downstairs out of the wooden chalet. It was there that she acquired her love of flowers and always had fresh-flowers cut from her garden in her home. Her family said that tending her garden was one of the many great pleasures of her life.

She worked at UC Davis for many years in several positions that took her from the library to financial aid to political science. She was active in politics, and not only ran for Yolo County supervisor herself back in 1974, but spent many years supporting and campaigning for others.

She spent most of her years with the UCD political science department, counseling and mentoring students for internship positions in both Washington, D.C., and Sacramento. She retired after more than 20 years at UC Davis.

She filled the following 10 years working for the Yolo Basin Foundation in support of her love of the outdoors and wildlife. She was described as an avid birder and took trips abroad as well as across the United States in search of birds to see and enjoy. She was a wonderful friend to many people.

She is survived by her daughter, Kendra Tanner and her husband Gerd La Mar of Davis; her son, Barry Tanner of Boulder Creek; her grandchildren, Jed Milroy of Boulder Creek and Kyli Tanner of Davenport; and her step-grandchildren, Eva La Mar and her husband Andrew Fridlund of Eugene, Ore., and Eric La Mar and his wife Jeanette of West Virginia.

She is further survived by her step-great-grandson, Nathaniel La Mar-Fridlund of Eugene, Ore., and close family friend Claudia Ciucci of New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the group or charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday March 17, 2005.)

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Mickey Barlow (2nd of 2 obits.)

Mickey Barlow died March 13, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a sudden illness. She was 72 years old.

A memorial gathering is from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rec Pool Lodge on the UC Davis campus. Her friends and family hope to share and record stories of her presence in their lives.

Those attending are invited to bring an appetizer to share in tribute to her loving way of nourishing and nurturing throughout her life.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 31, 2005.)

BARNARD

Ceva Lorene Barnard

Ceva Lorene Barnard died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at age 81.

Born May 30, 1920, in Coffeeville, Kan., Mrs. Barnard was the daughter of the late Carrie Lucille and Clarence R. Shoop. She moved to Merced with her mother and stepfather, Maurice G. Bryan (Circa) in 1928, entering John Muir Elementary. She was a 1936 Merced High School graduate. She was employed as a secretary to the officers of the First National Bank where she met her husband to be when he came in to open an account upon the first payday at the New Air Corps Basic Flying School. They were married at the Base Chapel on July 4, 1942. While her husband was overseas, the law firm of Griswold, Adams and Winton employed her, until the birth of her daughter. She later worked for a number of law firms, the last being James Linneman, until moving to the new Merced College, where she was a division secretary to the Industrial Technology Division until she retired in 1985. She was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease but continued to live at home until she entered La Sierra Care Center at the beginning of 1997, where she remained until her death. She was active in the Jacee-Ettes, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Chapter President and Sweetheart, and City Council President of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. According to her family members, "she enjoyed ballroom, square and round dancing, her County Fair prizes for baking and sewing and collecting fine China, crystal, red glassware and contemporary oil paintings."

Mrs. Barnard is survived by her husband, James E. Barnard of Merced; daughter, Jana Lynn Rhoades and husband Charles of Woodland; granddaughter, Stephanie (Rhoades) Scott and husband Richard of Coppell, Texas; grandson, Shawn Rhoades of Woodland; brother, Wilbur Shoop of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Rita Carmichael; nieces, Debra Alexander and Vickie Scoggins of Merced; six grandnieces and nephews; and six great-grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled at a later date. Burial will be at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

The family requests memorials be directed to Merced College Foundation, 3600 M St., Merced, 95348; Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento 95812; Woodland United Methodist Church, 212 2nd St., Woodland 95695; or to Richard's Institute of Education and Research, 25702 C Holiday Circle, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., 91381.

Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BARNES

Helen A. Jones Barnes

Helen A. Jones Barnes died Aug. 26, 2001, after a short battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 14, 1934, she was 66.

She was proud to be past worthy adviser for the Davis Assembly No. 102 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She had many careers, but her favorite was as a day-care provider. Her quick wit and sharp sense of humor will be missed, but her love of crossword puzzles, Pogo and Lewis Grizzard will all be carried on by her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Hazeltine and her husband Robert of Maryland; her daughter, Debbie Hardesty; her son, Gary Hardesty and his wife Peggy; and her sons, James and Joseph Panos, all of Sacramento. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three sisters and brothers-in-law and 20 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Jamie as well as her mother and father, Edna Jones Stolp and LeVerne Jones.

Memorial services will be at McKinley Park, on a date yet to be determined.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 29, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BARNET

Rebecca Barnet

Services held for Rebecca Barnet

Rebecca Barnet, who was born July 7, 1988, died peacefully in her parents' arms Friday afternoon, Aug. 5 at the hospital in Oakland.

A quiet ceremony was held in the Winters Cemetery Tuesday, Aug. 9, and she was laid to rest.

She is survived by her twin sister, Rachael, who is reportedly doing well and has recently been transferred to a hospital in Sacramento.

Rebecca is also survived by her older sister, Bethany, and brother, Joel, as well as her parents Dan and Beth Barnet.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 11, 1988, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BARNETT

Merry Roselle Barnett

Merry Roselle Barnett, better known as Merry Grandma, died June 25, 2002, at Sierra Health Care with her family by her side. She was 93 years old.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1908, in Fresno. In 1978, she decided to move to Davis to take care of her first grandchild.

In April, she was diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer. Until May 27, 2002, she remained living independently at her apartment. Thanks to Yolo Hospice and Sierra Health Care, she was able to remain comfortable throughout her last days.

She was a healthy, energetic and friendly woman who enjoyed walking every day and talking to all who lived in the community.

She absolutely loved to bake. There was never a day that she was not offering someone a fresh-baked cookie, a slice of her famous pumpkin pie or a loaf of her banana nut bread. Her baking was always from scratch and her special ingredient was her desire to make someone happy. She also enjoyed indoor plants, her favorite being the African violet. She was a member of the Violet Club of Davis and Woodland and won several awards for the violets she grew.

When she wasn't working on plants, she could be found taking care of her grandchildren. She was extremely involved in their lives.

She was a member of the Davis Rebecca's Lodge Saratoga Senior Center. Attending or watching church services was also a favorite weekly activity.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Corrigan and her husband Dan of Davis; her granddaughter, Angela Stevenson and her husband James of Davis; her grandson, D.J. Corrigan of Davis; her great-granddaughter, Alexis Stevenson of Davis and, of course, "Kitty," her best friend the black cat.

The family invites anyone who would like to participate in the celebration of her life. The service will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1850 Hanover Drive, in the recreation room.

A private service will be July 27 at Saint Andrews Memorial Garden in Saratoga, where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Yolo County Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, July 13, 2002.)

BARNETT

Ronald Fred Barnett

Ronald Fred Barnett died on Jan. 22, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 75.

Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Lebanon, Neb., to the late Fed and Mabel (Shewmake) Ebert, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1946 to 1950. He owned his own business in Bullhead City, Ariz., as a home maintenance worker in the construction industry for 31 years. He resided in Madison for the last year.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lavonne Barnett, in 1958; brother, Delmar Ebert; and grandson, Robert John Barnett.

He is survived by his sons, Danny Barnett and his wife Sherrie of Madison, Robert Barnett and his wife Starr, and David Barnett, all of Crossville, Tenn.; a sister, Lavonna Barnhart of Newton, Kan.; and his brothers, John Whitford of Bullhead City, Ariz., Jim Whitford of Fairfield and Richard Whitford of Centennial, Colo.

He is further survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

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

BARR

Lorraine Kathleen (Hiatt) Barr

Lorraine Kathleen (Hiatt) Barr died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at age 84.

Born May 26, 1918, in Knights Landing, Mrs. Barr had been a Pollock Pines resident for 22 years. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1936.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charles H. Barr; sons, John T. Glasgow and wife Sheila of Elk Grove, and Stephen B. Glasgow of Pinole; daughter, Linda Rouk and husband Tom of Auburn; brother-in-law, Carl L. Lindheimer of Columbia; sister-in-law, Marie Gravink of Woodland; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Hiatt, Catherine Lehman Dozier; sister, Norval Lindheimer; and grandson, Michael Glasgow.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; or the American Lung Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Green Valley Mortuary.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Knutsson residence, 1408 West St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 12, 2003.)

BARRETO-
WOODS

Stephanie Kathleen Barreto-Woods

Stephanie Kathleen Barreto-Woods died June 1, 2003, surrounded by loved ones in her Sacramento home. She was 14.

Born Dec. 20, 1988, in San Jose, she lived in Davis from the time she was 10 until she was 13. She attended Patwin Elementary School and Emerson Junior High School.

Though diagnosed with a brain tumor, Stephanie remained positive, her family said. Always full of life, she loved her family and friends, and was a fan of pop music -- Corey Clark of "American Idol" fame visited her less than a month before her death.

She is survived by her mother Kathleen and stepfather Everett Woods, her twin sister Jacqueline, sister Samantha and brother Thomas, sister-in-law Alisha, niece Makana, great aunts Mary and Margaret, uncle Matt, cousins and friends.

The viewing is today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 3601 Fifth Ave., in Sacramento. A funeral will be held Thursday at Greater St. Stephen Baptist Church, 6380 63rd St., Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 5, 2003.)

BARRETT

Beth Lockhart Barrett

Former Davis resident Beth Lockhart Barrett died Dec. 31, 2002, in Medford, Ore. Born on Dec. 11, 1917, in Ogden, Utah, to Oliver and Elizabeth Lockhart, she was 85 years old.

She attended Weber College in Ogden, Utah, Utah State University and Washington State University. On Jan. 1, 1942, she married Edward L. Barrett Jr. in Ogden, Utah. She was a homemaker and enjoyed genealogy. She and her husband moved from Davis to Medford, Ore., in 1992. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Barrett, Jr. of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Sue Lemmon of Salt Lake City, Utah; and sons, Douglas Barrett of Gardnerville, Nev., and Kent Barrett of Keokuk, Iowa. She is also survived by brother, Eldon Lockhart of Ogden, Utah; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Barrett.

A funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Medford First Ward, on Juanipero Way in Medford, Ore. Friends may pay their respects one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation, 1200 Mira Mar, Medford, OR 97504.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 5, 2003.)

BARRETT

Hildred M. Barrett

Hildred M. Barrett died at West Sacramento Monday, March 24, 2003, at age 81.

Born April 18, 1921, in Oakhill, Kan., Mrs. Barrett had resided in West Sacramento for many years.

Survivors include her children, Phyllis Buchmiller, Beverly Lewin, Marsha McGuire, and Gary Barrett; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of East Lawn Mortuary Sierra Hills.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. There will be a services at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, also at East Lawn. Burial will follow the services.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 27, 2003.)

BARRIOS

Joaquin "Joe" Barrios

Joaquin "Joe" Barrios died at Rossmoor Care Center in Walnut Creek on Monday, March 27 at age 89.

Mr. Barrios was born March 20, 1917 in Madison to Vitaviano and Rose (Manjon) Barrios. He grew up in Madison. He worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard from 1940 until his retirement in 1973. At Mare Island, he worked in Shop 72 as a rigger, shop planner and equipment specialist.

Survivors include Mr. Barrios' daughter, Linda Walmer Riley and her husband Dan of Brentwood; his granddaughter, Charalynn Walmer Macedo and her husband Tony of Livermore; his grandson, Clark Walmer and his wife Jill of Brentwood; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Trini Steele of Daly City; and his brother, Fred Barrios of Vallejo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie O'Bryant Barrios.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Barrios' name be directed to the Northern California Alzheimer's Association, 530 Bercut Dr., Suite A, Sacramento, 95814.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, with Pastor Herb Pedigo officiating. A private graveside committal will be scheduled at a later date. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 29, 2006.)

BARRIOS

Louie Barrios

Louie Barrios passed away after a long illness at the age of 85. Louie was born in Esparto June 21, 1919, the first day of summer. He met his wife of 55 years, Martha "Dolly" at an outdoor dance in Madison.

He worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard for a short time, also for the Vallejo School District and retiring from the Greater Vallejo Recreation Department.

His hobbies and interests were gardening, baseball, fishing, hunting and camping.

Baseball was his favorite sport, playing first and third base on various teams. He later went on to coach women's softball teams. He was a big fan of the S.F. Giants.

He is survived by his children, Louie Jr. of Salinas, Leida of Vacaville, Ken of Roseville and Reno of Forestville. Brothers, Fred and Joe; sister, Trini. Including 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly; brothers, Gus and Tom and sister, Justa Lopez.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at noon at Capay Cemetery in Esparto. A gathering for friends and family will be held following the service at Community Hall in Esparto. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 10, 2005.)

BARRIOS

Wayne Barrios, Sr.

Wayne Barrios Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Yolo, Ca. on Thursday, May 22, 2003, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Woodland, on June 4, 1942 to Tom and Connie (Espigares) Barrios, both of whom predecease him.

Wayne had been operating Barrios Farms, Inc. since his father's death, as a second-generation farmer. He enjoyed being around people whether it is family or friends. He will be remembered as a good-hearted person who had a love for cars and animals. Wayne lived everyday to the fullest, hardly ever getting out of the "fast lane." Many Woodlanders remember Wayne as "bringing the Christmas Spirit" to town each year with his marvelous and grandiose Christmas displays at his home on Monte Vista Drive, which was often the "talk of the town for weeks."

His sons, Wayne T. Barrios Jr. and wife Amy of Woodland, and Bryan Barrios and wife Julie of Sacramento, and his daughter Wendy Barrios of Central Pointe, Ore., survive Mr. Barrios. Grandchildren include Tom and Brigget Barrios of Sacramento, and Amanda and Kaylen Cox of Central Pointe, Ore. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins who were a big part of Wayne's life, and his 'shotgun' riding 'best friend' - "Teddy."

A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Mary's Cemetery, County Road 98 & 15, Woodland. Fr. John Boll of Holy Rosary Catholic Church will be officiating. No visitation is scheduled prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Barrios name be made to the Yolo County SPCA, P.O. Box 510, Davis, Ca., 95617; or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Ca. 95617.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 29, 2003.)

BARROW

Elizabeth Nelson Barrow

Elizabeth Nelson Barrow of Davis died unexpectedly on May 29, 2002, in Davis. She was 75.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1926, in Artesia, N.M. After high school, she attended a secondary school for girls in Lubbock, Texas.

In 1944, she was crowned Miss Roswell in New Mexico. She also volunteered as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II.

Her interests included her family and her children. Her family has this personal message to impart: "In every heart she touched, in every life she changed, in every thought she inspired, her love lives on. Forever."

She is survived by her brother Renold Nelson of Davis; sister Marjorie Graham of Davis; her two sons Ronald Barrow of Rancho Murietta and Thomas Barrow of Santa Clara; and her two daughters Janice Roche of Sacramento and Elizabeth Sue McDermott of Davis.

She is also survived by grandchildren Brett and Shane Barrow, Jennifer Perkins, Edward and Alissa Bernacchi, and Tara and Michael McDermott. She is further survived by great-grandchildren Ian and Sophia Perkins, and James and Nathan Barrow.

An open casket viewing will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. A graveside service will begin at noon Tuesday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis. Following this service will be a gathering for all at the Davis Community Church Fireside Room, 412 C St., Davis.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, friends are asked to send contributions to the Older Adult Program of Yolo County Mental Health, 14 N. Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA 95695.

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

BARRY

Alexander Barry

Alexander Barry died peacefully in his home Feb. 18, 2005, from complications related to emphysema. He was 91.

Friends and family are invited to a reception at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Barry home, 924 Lake Blvd. in Davis.

Born on March 5, 1913, to Eugene and Rachael Barry in Ayer, Mass., he earned his bachelor's degree in 1934, master's degree in 1937, and doctorate degree in 1938, all from Harvard University.

In 1939, he married Kathleen Miller from Providence, R.I., and they moved to Ann Arbor, Mich. where he took a job as professor of anatomy at the University of Michigan. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 and served as a captain during World War II specializing in high-altitude training. After the war, he returned to the University of Michigan and later was appointed associate dean of the medical school there.

In 1968, he moved his family to Davis to serve as associate dean of student affairs at the UC Davis School of Medicine until his retirement in 1980.

His family described him as an avid fisherman and camper, traveling throughout the Western states for much of his retirement.

He was a prolific and creative woodcarver and was famous for his tall tales and gentle disposition.

He is survived by two children, Alexander E. Barry and his wife Linda of Neodesha, Kan.; and Jane B. Neilson and her husband Timothy of San Jose.

He is further survived by four grandchildren, Kathleen Gutierrez of San Jose; Mark Barry of Lawrence, Kan.; and Elizabeth Clerk and Matt Neilson of San Jose.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 23, 2005.)

BARRY

Lucille Ellen Barry

Lucille Ellen Barry died on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Courtyard Health Care Center in Davis, after a stroke while recovering from a fall. She was 95.

A private family prayer service was held Dec. 24. A memorial service and reception celebrating her life will be at St. James Catholic Church in January of 2005, at a date to be announced.

Born Oct. 31, 1909 in Agana, Guam, to U.S. Navy Lt. Frank Bresnan and Frieda Kellenberger, she grew up in Bremerton, Wash., and graduated from the University of Washington in 1931 with a degree in library science. She retired from the UC Davis Library in 1973.

Her family says reading, traveling and swimming were among her favorite activities. In 1937 she and a friend bicycled through Europe. She had several remarkable experiences there, including seeing both Hitler and Mussolini addressing the crowds. In 1943, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and served at various United States locations, including Mather Field. She was sent to Paris and worked as a teletype operator in the Army Communications Center. She was honorably discharged in 1945.

Following additional library course work at UC Berkeley and UCLA, she worked at Modesto Junior College and Salinas Junior College before signing on at the newly organized Sacramento State College. While in Salinas she earned her pilot's license.

In 1950, she met Clarence Barry at a Great Books Discussion Group in Sacramento, and the two were married Jan. 19, 1952, at Old St. Mary's Church in San Francisco.

She was an avid swimmer, belonging to the Davis Aquatic Masters, and swam at least twice a week through November of this year. She earned several medals in competition and was the group's oldest member.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Pointon.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Barry of Davis; daughter Jane Barry of Spokane, Wash.; grandsons Patrick Denny of Fairbanks, Alaska; Jimmie Denny of Portland, Ore.; and Alex Denny of Seattle, Wash.

She is further survived by her great grandson, Isaac Anderson Denny; a sister, Phyllis Brewer of Davis; nephews Ron McHenry of Reno, Nev. and Terry McHenry of Coarsegold; and nieces Ann Kinkade of Weed, and Mary Rose and Patricia Boryer of Portland, Ore.

Remembrances may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday December 29, 2004.)

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Lucille Ellen Barry (memorial service)

Lucille Ellen Barry died Dec. 23, 2004, at Courtyard Health Care Center in Davis, after a stroke while recovering from a fall. She was 95.

A memorial service and reception will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at St. James Church and Memorial Center, 14th and B streets.

Born Oct. 31, 1909 in Agana, Guam, to U.S. Navy Lt. Frank Bresnan and Frieda Kellenberger, she grew up in Bremerton, Wash., and graduated from the University of Washington in 1931 with a degree in library science. She retired from the UC Davis Library in 1973.

She was an avid swimmer, belonging to the Davis Aquatic Masters, and swam at least twice a week until a month before her death. She earned several medals in competition and was the group's oldest member.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Barry of Davis; daughter, Jane Barry of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Phyllis Brewer of Davis; and grandsons, Patrick Denny of Fairbanks, Alaska; Jimmie Denny of Portland, Ore.; and Alex Denny of Seattle.

She is further survived by great-grandson Isaac Anderson Denny; nephews Ron McHenry of Reno, Nev., and Terry McHenry of Coarsegold; and nieces Ann Kinkade of Weed, and Mary Rose and Patricia Boryer of Portland, Ore.

Remembrances may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 15, 2005.)

BARSOTTI

Kathleen Barsotti

The agriculture community mourns the passing of Kathleen Barsotti, 51, who died July 2, 2000, after a valiant nine-year battle with breast cancer.

Barsotti was a member of University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program's Program Advisory Committee from 1991-93, and served as a grower cooperator on the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems comparison project for many years.

The proprietor of Capay Valley Fruits and Vegetables, Barsotti brought innovation to her 100-acre organic farming operation for more than two decades.

She received a master's degree in ecology in 1974 from UC Davis and started farming organically with four partners on a small plot of land in the Capay Valley northwest of Davis. A pioneer in organic farming and small-scale marketing, she sold her organic produce to wholesalers, gourmet restaurants, at farmers' markets and to a network of subscribing consumers.

Last year she was honored with the University of California Small Farm Program's 1999 Pioneer Agriculturist Award for her lifelong commitment to organic farming, her dedication to helping other organic farmers and her efforts to establish the Davis Farmers' Market.

She will be remembered as an inspiration to the organic farming community, and to female growers in particular.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Schroeder, sons Che Barnes, Noah Barnes, Thaddeus Barsotti and Freeman Barsotti, and her parents, Frank and Lillah Barsotti.

(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.)

BARTH

Roy Barth

Mr. Roy Barth was born in Long Beach on April 28, 1916 and was 89 years old when he died on June 17. Living in Yolo County for 48 years, and a resident of Winters when he passed away, he was a farmer his entire life.

He graduated from Hollywood High School and served as commissioner of Madison Fire District for 38 years. He was the director of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District for 35 years. For 18 years he was the Director of Association of California Water Agencies( ACWA and ACWA/JPIA). He was a member and vice president of Sacramento Valley Westside Canal Association for 13 years, and a member of Yolo County Resources Board. Mr. Barth was a member of the California Farm Bureau and Vice President of the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau. For 16 years he was a member of District #4 California Sugar Beet Growers Association and for 10 years he was the Director of Antelope Valley Soil Conservation District.

Mr. Barth is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine Louise DuBois Barth, his daughter, Mary Louise Barth of Concord, sons, Alfred LeRoy Barth of Woodland, Stanley Lowell Barth of Esparto, Steven Glenn Barth of Boise, and Thomas William Barth and Robert Carl Barth, both of Winters. He is also survived by his brother Arthur Barth of Lancaster. He leaves 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. His grandchildren are Erin Barth of Sacramento, Andreas Barth of Sacramento, Tirzah Barth of Rio Vista, Todd Barth of Davis, Tyson Barth of Virginia, Bjorn Barth of Woodland, Katie Wright of Woodland, T. J. Wright of Woodland, Jennisah Barth of Winters, and Eric, Evan, Connor and Neil Barth of Winters.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward C. Barth and Elizabeth A. Barth, and his sisters, Ann Moore, Corrine Wilson, and Elma Waite.

There will be a vigil for Mr. Barth at 7 p.m. on June 23, at McNary’s Chapel in Woodland, and a funeral mass at 11 a.m. on June 24 at Holy Rosary Church with Michael McFadden officiating. Burial will be at Cottonwood Cemetery immediately following mass.

Donations and memorials may be made to the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 412, Madison, 95653.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 23, 2005.)

BARTHELS

Theresa Barthels

Theresa Barthels died Dec. 16, 2005, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. Born in Santa Monica on March 25, 1946, to James and Elena Cheney Long, she was 59 years old.

She was the chief of managed care implementation for the state of California Department of Mental Health.

She is survived by her father, James L. Long; brothers and sisters, Christine Long, Larry Long and his wife Jeanne, Maureen Long, Corinne Long, Donna Long, Mary Gilman and her husband Dave, Claudia Long and her partner Deb Finke, Mike Long and his partner Bernie, Jim Long and his wife Maricela Valdivia and Bob Long and his wife Michele; nieces, Shannon Long, Marissa Long and Keelan Long; nephews, Joshua Finke, Connor Long and Brennan Long; best friend, Mary Lou Urquizo; and godchildren, Angela and Nick. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a tribute service beginning at 6 p.m. at Wiscombe’s Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Interment will be in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org. Those who wish to sign a virtual guest book may do so by visiting www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis`` Enterprise," Sunday, December 18, 2005.)

BARTHOLOMEW

Audrey May "Betty" Bartholomew

Audrey May "Betty" Bartholomew unexpectedly died in her Davis home August 6, 2001. She was 71 years old.

Bartholomew was born April 6, 1930 to Nelson and Susan Shirley in Wayne County, Strengthford Township, Miss. On March 15, 1948, she was married to her husband, William "Billy" Dean Bartholomew in Mississippi. The two moved to Monterey in 1950, where they had two daughters. In 1962, they moved here to Davis where her husband became chief of police until his retirement. She was a very active and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Davis for 39 years and a very loving and devoted wife and mother. She had many things in life that brought her joy, such as gardening and shopping. It was said that she loved to shop, and that she could really find a bargain. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Bartholomew was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years on March 25, 1986. She is survived by her daughter Linda Curtis and her husband George of Pinole; her daughter Susan Allison and her husband Steven of Rocklin; her sister Earlene Clifton of Alabama; cousins Bill and Sharon Sanderson of Miss. and sister-in-law Beverly Sollecito of Monterey.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Davis, located at 38141 Russell Blvd. A private inurnment will be held at the Davis Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all contributions be made in Bartholomew's name to the First Baptist Church of Davis. Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 8, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BARTHOLOMEW

Raymond Kenneth Bartholomew

Raymond Kenneth Bartholomew died Feb. 3, 2004, in Sacramento. He was 71 years old.

He was educated in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended the University of Utah. He worked as a civil engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation until 1967, and was employed with J.W. Vickrey Co. from 1967 to 1978.

He worked until his death as a general engineering contractor throughout the Western states and Canada with his longtime friend and business partner, Tom Atkinson II, and his son Greg. One of his major accomplishments was supervision of construction of the space shuttle runway at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Catherine Bartholomew, and his grandson, Michael Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Norma of El Macero; his son, Gregory Bartholomew and his wife Judy of Woodland; his daughter, Rorie "Rick" Butterfield of Dixon; and four grandchildren, Dustin Phillips and his wife Melissa of Woodland, Ashley Butterfield of Dixon, and Alexandra and Wyatt Bartholomew of Woodland.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Burial at Monument Hill Memorial Park will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047, www.lupus.org, or to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.

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

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

BARTON

Peggy G.L. (Burns) Barton

Peggy G.L. (Burns) Barton died peacefully Feb. 28, 2006, at the Davis home of her daughter following a brief illness. She was 87.

A memorial service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento.

Born on the banks of the Feather River in Gridley on March 31, 1918, to Emma (Hunter) and Glenn Wallace Burns, she attended schools in Gridley and Sacramento, and graduated from high school in Placerville.

She married Robert Belden, a Nissenan Maidu from Belden, and raised their three children in Sacramento. She was active in Republican women's clubs in Auburn, golf clubs, and was a member of a nationwide group of children born at the end of World War I.

She and her second husband, Jerome Strazzo, met in 1965 in Sacramento. After she retired early from the state Department of Employment as a senior auditor, they moved to Cool. Her husband died soon after their move and she then completed the building of a new home in the area. The planning and building of houses and the subsequent joy of making them a home were passions that she never grew tired of pursuing.

She remarried in 1980, and she and Stanley Beil Barton designed and built a home in Applegate on his family land. In 1999, she moved to Davis to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law, but the mountains drew her back. She moved to Chester in 2004 and spent the last two years decorating and landscaping her home.

When asked about whether she volunteered in her community, she always responded that she volunteered with her grandchildren. She was an avid golfer and all of her homes were located to allow her to play regularly. She was competitive in spirit and always a good sport when she played golf and cards. She never lost her sense of humor. Her friendships were made for a lifetime and she kept in touch with many friends over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jerome Strazzo and Stanley Barton; a brother, Gene Burns; a sister, Gay Anne Greenan; and daughters Barbara Ellen, who died as an infant, and Susan Lee Richardson.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorna Belden and her husband Milton Blackman of Davis; a son, Bob Belden of Walla Walla, Wash.; her grandchildren, Mike Stark, Wendy Banas and her husband David, Jason Belden, Gina Danis, Noelle Danley and her husband Jimmy, Shawna Gonzales, Shane Hamilton and Jeremy Hamilton; five great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Stanley Burns and his wife Thelma.

She is further survived by Kelly and Matthew Roseberry, Chris and Kevin Blackman, and friends from Davis and Chester.

Remembrances can be sent to 905 Valencia Ave., Davis, CA 95616. Donations may be made in her name to the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 8, 2006.)

BARTON

Zebulon "Zeb" M. Barton

Zebulon "Zeb" M. Barton died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, March 15, 2003 at age 97.

Born Dec. 11, 1905 in Coffeyville, Kan., to the late Walter N. and Nettie (Misner) Barton, Mr. Barton had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 61 years. He arrived on Yolo County in 1942 and worked as a baker. He owned the Timothy's/Martha's Bakery on Main Street from 1940 to 1950. He also was the owner and baker of Barton's Spudnut's in Woodland. He was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and was also a member of the Yolo Sportsmen's Club. He volunteered as a driver for the Community Care Car.

Survivors include his sons, Glen A. Barton and wife Gloria of Woodland, and David L. Barton and wife Normalee of Knights Landing; grandchildren, Bruce Barton and wife Mary of Concord, Brian Barton and wife Melinda of Big Sur, Linda Knox and husband Stuart of West Sacramento and Sally Seeley and husband John of Reno, Nev.; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Mamie (Peterson) Barton in 1987.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Barton's memory be directed to the First Baptist Church of Woodland Memorial Fund, 1616 West St., Woodland 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland. Memorials inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

Services: Visitation and viewing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., also at Kraft Bros. Chapel, with The Rev. Mel Beals of the First Baptist Church of Woodland officiating. A graveside committal will immediately follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 19, 2003.)

BARTY

Orzilah Frances Barty

At her request, no services will be held for Orzilah Frances Barty, 92, of Vacaville. Inurnment will be private.

Born July 5, 1906 in Winters, Mrs. Barty died May 5, 1999, in Vacaville at Windsor House Convalescent Hospital.

Mrs. Barty lived in Winters until she married Anthony M. Barty, and moved to the family ranch in English Hills where they lived until 1937 when their property fell victim to the Depression. The family moved into the city limits of Vacaville where Mrs. Barty worked as a waitress in the early years of the Nut Tree. She also worked for many years at the Vacaville Post Office, retiring in 1954 to take care of her grandchildren. She had the pleasure of serving as a hostess at the Harbison House at the Nut Tree in the early 1980s. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking and gardening.

Mrs. Barty is survived by her daughter-in-law, June Barty; grandchildren, Kevin Barty and Trish Vieira, great-grandchildren, Anthony Barty, Vance Barty, Jacob Barty, Gina Vieira, Jessie Vieira and Dawn Vieira; niece Lurline Stith, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony M. Barty, and son, Donell A. Barty.

The family requests that contributions be made in Orzilah's memory to their favorite charities or Windsor House Convalescent Hospital.

Arrangements were under the direction of McCune Garden 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.)

BASHA

Susan F. Basha

Susan F. Basha passed away on April 1, 2005 after a 15 month fight against cancer. Susie is survived by her husband, Steve, and their children, Elizabeth, Stephanie and Michael, who love her dearly and will miss her greatly. Her parents, Jim and Bobbie Grode, also survive her, as do her brothers, Bill and Pat, and her sisters, Sally, Katie, Mary and Ann and their respective families. They too love her and will miss her. She had many friends whom she cared deeply for and who cared deeply for her.

Susie had an incredible spirit that helped her meet the challenge of cancer with uncommon courage, dignity and grace. She is an inspiration to her family and friends for her tenacious effort to overcome this disease and for maintaining her sense of humor during this effort. Her faith in God sustained her throughout her life and during her struggle with cancer. Even when not feeling well from the effects of chemotherapy, Susie continued to deliver meals for Meals on Wheels until the week before her death. She was an active participant in the St. Vincent DePaul ministry of Woodland's Holy Rosary Church, a ministry dedicated to helping those in need. She also served as a volunteer usher for the Woodland Opera House.

Susie's passions were her family and being a nurse. She was devoted to her family and was a constant source of love and encouragement to her children and husband. She placed her family's needs above her own and took pride in their accomplishments. Her happiest times were those she spent with her family. Her family has many wonderful memories to sustain them throughout the rest of their lives.

Susie's work as a registered nurse for nearly 30 years was her other passion. She was an extraordinary nurse who was selflessly dedicated to providing wonderful care to her patients, including those she cared for in Woodland Memorial Hospital's intensive care unit and its recovery room. She greatly valued and respected her patients and her co-workers. Susie treasured the friendships she gained through her life's work.

Susie was very grateful to Dr. Alborz Alali and his excellent staff in the oncology unit of the Woodland Clinic for their medical treatment. Her family too appreciates the loving care given to Susie by Dr. Alali and his staff as well as by Dr. Rigoberto Barba, the nurses at Woodland Memorial Hospital, and Gwendolyn Kaltoft of Yolo Hospice during Susie's last few days. We will never forget the compassion and kindnesses shown to Susie and her family by these medical professionals and by Susie's many caring friends.

As has been said about others who have touched our lives in immeasurable ways, life is a race of varying lengths for each of us. For Susie, her race ended much too soon, but was superbly run.

A memorial Mass will be said for Susie on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at Holy Rosary Church located at the corner of Walnut and Court streets in Woodland. Funeral arrangements are being handled by McNary's Chapel. In lieu of flowers, Susie's family suggests that contributions be made in her name to the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 05, 2005.)

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Susan F. Basha (2nd of 2 obits.)

Susan F. Basha died Friday, April 1 at age 53.

Mrs. Basha was born April 5, 1951 in Pasadena to Jim and Bobbie Grode. She was a registered nurse for 30 years and worked at Woodland Memorial Hospital's intensive care unit and its recovery room. She participated in the St. Vincent DePaul ministry of Woodland's Holy Rosary Church, served as a volunteer usher for the Woodland Opera House and delivered meals for Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include Mrs. Basha's husband of 25 years, Steve; her children, Elizabeth, Stephanie and Michael; her parents, Jim and Bobbie Grode; her sisters, Sally, Katie, Mary and Ann and her brothers, Bill and Pat, and their respective families.

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

Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BASINGER

Claudine Basinger

Claudine Basinger died on Oct. 26, 2005, at University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 70.

Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cemetery.

Born on Nov. 25, 1934, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Jack and Pairlee Seals, she moved with her family to California, settling first in Richmond, then in Sacramento where she graduated from Grant Union High School. She then moved with her family to Davis where she met and married Melvin Basinger.

She spent her working years in banking and as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed and was known for her beautiful handiwork and her love for cats. Through the years she spent many hours stitching beautiful wall hangings for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time fishing on the Sacramento River and Delta with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bertie Seals.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Melvin Basinger; her son, Richard W. Basinger; and two granddaughters, Amber and Krystle.

In addition to her immediate family, she will be greatly missed by her extended family and numerous friends in the area.

Those wishing to sign a virtual guest book may do so by visiting www.davisfuneral.com.

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

BASINGER

Elvin David Basinger

Elvin David Basinger passed away on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 in Davis at the age of 84. Born in Victorville on Nov. 17, 1920, he was one of 12 children born to Sylvester David and Emma Basinger. He has been a resident of Davis, Winters, and Esparto for the past 58 years and retired from the Pacific Gas and Electric company following 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Verna, who died in 1995. He is survived by his children and their spouses James and Janice Basinger of Gabbs, Nevada, Mary (Midge) Holmes of Elk Grove, and David and Lynda Basinger of Denham Springs, Louisiana; his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Joanne Basinger of Fairfield; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis. A funeral service was held at the Davis Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, followed by internment at the Winters Cemetery.

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

BASS

Hugh L. "Sam" Bass, Jr.

Hugh L. "Sam" Bass Jr. of Belmont, Nev. died in Reno, Nev. Friday, Aug. 26 at age 60.

Mr. Bass was born Nov. 26, 1944 in Turlock. He had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. He graduated from Roseville High School in 1962, and later served two years in the U.S. Army. He worked as an installer for 41 years with Lucent Technologies (Western Electric). He was a member of Landmark-Buckeye Masonic Lodge, Esparto Grafton Chapter OES and many other Masonic affiliated groups. He was also a member of Snowshoe Thompson Chapter ECV.

Survivors include Mr. Bass' wife of 11 years, Jann; his daughters, Julie of Enterprise, Ala., Kris of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Erinn and Sami of Elk Grove; his stepchildren, Randi of Hawthorne and Thomas of San Diego; his grandchildren, Brianne, Brittany, Dylan, Phillip, Caitlin, Jalena and Megan; his sister, Kathleen (Gidget) Harlow of Keno, Ore.; and his brother, Roger Bass of Citrus Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Wanita Bass and his sister, Sharon Bass.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Bass' name be directed to the Nevada State Railroad Museum or the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD).

Services: A celebration of life was held in Belmont, Nev. on Sept. 1, 2005. A memorial will be held in Esparto at the Countryside Community Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, officiated by the Rev. Pamela Anderson. His ashes will be scattered in Belmont, Nev. Truckee Meadows Mortuary of Reno, Nev. is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BASSETT

Barbara Elaine Phelps Bassett (1st of 2 obituaries)

Barbara Elaine Phelps Bassett died at her home in Woodland on Tuesday, March 28 at age 77.

Mrs. Bassett was born Feb. 18, 1929 in Warsaw, Ind. She had been a Yolo County resident for 28 years. She graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, Ind. For 25 years, she worked as a real estate broker.

Survivors include Mrs. Bassett's sons, Randy, Craig and Terry, all of Woodland; and her grandchildren, Brian, Casey, Michael, Stephen and Shannon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lester Bassett; her son, Kelan Bassett; her parents, Devon and Dorothy Phelps; and her brother, Richard Phelps.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Bassett's name be directed to Yolo Wayfarer Center, 201 Fourth St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 7 at Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 31, 2006.)

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Barbara Elaine Phelps Bassett (2nd of 2 obits.)

Barbara Elaine Phelps Bassett, 77, passed away at home, with her loving family beside her, on March 28, 2006, after a courageous and painful battle with cancer. Born Feb. 18, 1929 in Warsaw, Ind., and spending much of her childhood in North Webster, Ind., Barbara went to James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, Ind. She married Lester Bassett on New Year's Eve, 1947. Barbara and Lester were blessed with four marvelous sons. They moved to Santa Clara in 1962 and made their home in Woodland in 1978.

For 18 years, Barbara and Lester lovingly took care of their third born, Kelan, who passed away in January 1998. Then Lester became ill and Barbara faithfully cared for him over the next 4 1/2 years. In all, Barbara spent the last 22 1/2 years of her life lovingly caring for her family. Barbara held a real estate broker's license and took pride in her writings and paintings. She had an affinity of taking care of disadvantaged people, and was known to anonymously donate blankets, food coupons and gift bags directly to the homeless.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Devon and Dorothy Phelps, from North Webster, Ind., by her brother, Richard Phelps also of North Webster, and by her son, Kelan. She is survived by three sons and their wives: Randy and Debbie Bassett, Craig and Norma Bassett and Terry and Kathleen Bassett; plus five grandchildren including Brian Bassett (married to Kim) of Sacramento, Casey Shipman of Pioneer, Michael and Stephen Bassett of Woodland and Shannon Cox of Woodland. She is also survived by Lee Lowe, her faithful friend and attendant; Patricia Bassett, sister-in-law; and nephews Dean and David Bassett.

Barbara loved nature. Raccoons, birds, otters and other creatures of God were drawn toward her. She once took in an injured bird that was so drawn to her that it would fly in the wilds and then return to her, forcing her to nail a tree branch onto her living room wall. She always saw the good in people and went of her way to help a person in need.

The Bassett family asks that donations be made to the Yolo Wayfarer Center in Barbara's memory.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 7 at Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 5, 2006.)

BATCHELOR

Thelma M. Batchelor

Thelma Morrow Batchelor died Oct. 14, 2002, after a two-week hospitalization following a series of severe strokes. She was 73 years old.

Born Oct. 4, 1929 in Santa Monica to Arthur and Genevieve Morrow, she later graduated from Venice High School in 1947.

She proudly worked for the Rocketdyne division of Rockwell International for more than 30 years as an electrical assembly supervisor and data analysis technician. She married Donald Batchelor in 1948 and raised two children, Ann and Mark.

She was a kind and generous mother, wife, friend, sister, aunt, co-worker and neighbor. She supported Donald in his career as a teacher and principal in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. After Donald's death in 1993, she moved to Sedona, Ariz., and later Davis, to be an involved, loving grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Hudak and her husband Werner, and granddaughter Ingrid Hudak, all of Richland, Wis.; her son, Mark Batchelor and his wife Sandy, and grandchildren Lily and Jake Batchelor, all of Davis; and her sister, June Pritchard and her husband William of Westlake Village.

A memorial/celebration of her life and a gathering of loved ones will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza Bella Terraza Garden Patio, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village.

In lieu of flowers, donations made me made to The Shriner's Children's Hospital, Donations Department, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA 90020.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sierra Health Center for their committed caregiving.

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

BATES

Joyce Ann Bates

Joyce Ann Bates died in Woodland Sunday, Dec. 19 at age 68.

Mrs. Bates was born Dec. 1, 1936 in Colusa. She had been a Yolo County resident for 50 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Bates' children, Chuck Elkins of Woodland, Cindy Rohl of Montague, Julie Elkins of Marysville and Stephanie Varadi of Beaverton, Ore.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Ruth Walker of Woodland and her brother, James Walker of Woodland.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Bates' name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617. Services: An open house to celebrate Joyce's life is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1 West Beamer St., Woodland. Interment will be private at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 21, 2004.)

BAUCOM

Harry E. Baucom

"Harry Baucon(sic) died Thursday morning at 3:45 o'clock at the Solano county hospital in Fairfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Vallejo. Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winters cemetery.

The deceased is a son-in-law of Mrs. Lizzie Kramer of Winters."

(Name of newspaper unknown, dated July 23, 1948.)

BAUCOM

Lottie M. (Kramer) Baucom

The community was sadden(ed) Saturday morning by the unexpected news of the death of Mrs. Harry Baucom. It was only the morning previous that her illness took a very serious turn and death came rapidly in the wake of this indisposition.

For over a year Mrs. Baucom had been suffering from diabetes and last summer had staid several weeks at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Baucom in San Francisco. Her health was as usual, however up until early Friday morning when the doctor was summoned and her condition grew rapidly worse until the end.

Deceased was a native of Kansas, aged 36 years, 2 months and 6 days. When a child her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kramer, with their family moved to California, and settled at Winters. In 1903 she was married to Harry Baucom, and to the union four children were born, two passing away in infancy. Practically all of her life she has lived in Winters, a few years having been spent in Vacaville.

Funeral services under direction of Kitto and Wilson were held at the late residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H.C. Culton officiating. The pallbearers were J.F. Vasey, H.A. Islip, J.F. Griffin, Wilbur Sims, H.H. McGarr, and J.R. Ruggles. Interment was in Winters cemetery.

Besides the parents and husband she leaves to mourn her untimely death, two children, Golda, 16 and Dareld, 14, and three sisters, Mrs. C. G. Leggett, and Misses Bessie and Marguerite Kramer, and a brother, James Kramer."

(Name and date of the newspaper unknown, although Lottie died on 6 May 1922 in Winters, California.)

BAUER

Johanna R.G. Bauer

Services were held this morning at the Unitarian Church of Davis for Johanna R.G. Bauer, Ed.D., who died April 11, 2002, in Davis.

Born Sept. 30, 1918, in Vienna, Austria, she was 83.

A clinical psychologist, she was director of psychological services for the Davis Joint Unified School District for 20 years and ran a private psychotherapy practice in Davis. She helped start several special education programs, including one for severely emotionally disturbed children and another for gifted children, both of which served as state pilot programs.

She was a member of the American Psychological Association, and was a busy community activist, striving always for peace and justice.

She was honored with the C.A. Covell Trophy as Davis' Citizen of the Year.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Bauer, M.D., of Davis; her sons, Timothy Bauer, D.V.M., of Seattle and Christopher Bauer, Ph.D., of Nashville, Tenn.; a grandson, Jonathan of Los Angeles; and a granddaughter, Zoe of Nashville.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 15, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BAUMANN

Elisa Rosa Baumann

Elisa Rosa Baumann died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Sunday, July 4, 2004, at age 89.

Born Dec. 5, 1914, in Wheatland, Mrs. Baumann had been a Yolo County resident for over 60 years. She had a dairy farms in Knights Landing and Esparto for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosie Baumann Stilwell II of Auburn; grandchildren, Richard Stilwell, III of Grass Valley, Elisa Stilwell of Auburn and Deanna Stilwell of San Rafael; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Switzerland. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Baumann.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association.

Services: A funeral mass is scheduled to be said at noon Saturday, July 10, at Holy Rosary Church, Woodland. A vigil service is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services Tomorrow

Elisa Rosa Baumann: A vigil service is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 8, 2004.)

BAYLOR

James Wilson Baylor

James Wilson Baylor passed away in Sacramento on Aug. 7, 2005. Born on Aug. 2, 1949, in San Antonio, Texas, he was 56 years old.

A resident of Yolo County for 37 years, he served in the United States Army after graduating from high school. He worked at Mariani Nut Company for 33 years as a plant manager. He also coached Little League in Winters for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Lori Jo Baylor; daughters Jennifer Hughey and JoAnn Davis; sons, Rudy and Jason Baylor; stepdaughters, Jenny and Cassie Dutton; sisters Patricia Baylor Black, Nancy Baylor Jiminez, Lorraine Smith, Carol Ramos and Rosemary Meria; brothers, Benjamin and Frank Baylor; five grandchildren, Julian James Hughey, Cole Lawrence Hughey, Austin James Baylor, Renee Baylor and Jason William Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy James Baylor and Minerva T. Baylor.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters.

Donations may be made in Mr. Baylor’s name to the Alex G. Spanos Heart Center, 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 11, 2005.)

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