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Troy Eugene Boatman

Rev. Troy Eugene Boatman died at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis on Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at age 81.

Born March 11, 1922, in Mountain Park, Okla., Rev. Boatman had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years. He was a minister in Woodland for more than 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Inez Boatman of Woodland; children, Jerry Boatman and wife Nadean of Reno, Nev., Kenneth Boatman and wife Sharon of Sacramento, Janice Boatman-Remick and husband Frank of Yerington, Nev., Michael Boatman of Woodland, Randy Boatman and wife Lisa of Sacramento; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at The Crossroads Church, Beamer Street and County Road 98. Burial will take place at Monument Hill Memorial Park immediately following the funeral.

(A photograph of Rev. Boatman is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 21, 2003.)


Raymond Leon Boatner

Raymond Leon Boatner of Esparto died in Marion, Ill. Monday, Jan. 17 at age 68.

Mr. Boatner was born March 9, 1936 in Caraway, Ark. He had been a Yolo County resident for most of his adult life. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for 28 years as a merchant seaman. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge of Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Boatner's daughters, Deborah Isaacs of West Springford, Ill. and Lorrie Quist of Reno, Nev.; his grandchildren Charles Clagg, Katie Isaacs and Sheena and Nicholas Rose and his brother, Sylvester. He was preceded in death by his son, Raymond; his parents, his sisters, Martha and Wilma and his brother, Louie.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Boatner's name be directed to The American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 27, 2005.)


Jack Laurel Bobo

Jack Laurel Bobo died Dec. 11, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born July 14, 1927, in Grimes, Okla., to Charles and Anna Childers Bobo of Texas, he was 73.

He joined the U.S. Navy in February 1945 and served his country honorably for 20 years, retiring in 1964 as a chief petty officer. He had seen action in several wars, including World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.

A 20-year resident of Yolo County, he worked as the paint department manager at Davis Lumber & Hardware in Davis for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Marion Elizabeth (Gray) Bobo on Nov. 8, 2000, his brother, Raymond Bobo of Salinas, and his grandson, Clayton C. Bobo of Davis.

He is survived by his sons, Russell W. Bobo and his wife Justine of Sacramento, Michael A. Evans and his wife Robyn of Woodland, and Jack L. Bobo Jr. and wife Sue of Rogue River, Ore.

He is also survived by his daughters, Sandra Jean Bobo Roberts of Ontario, Canada, and Bambi Bobo of Texas; a stepson, Harold R. Smith of Sacramento; and a sister, Nancy Bobo Janson and her husband Phil of Reno, Nev.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patrick, Richard, Brandon and Christina Bobo of Citrus Heights; Russell W. Bobo Jr. and Michael Nelson of West Sacramento; Charlie and Carol Bobo of Rogue River, Ore.; Tara Smith Tasheira of Modesto; and Melissa Smith Foust of Hawaii; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for today at 5 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel in Woodland. A service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Private interment will follow at a later date, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, CA 95812.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 14, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Marion Elizabeth Gray Bobo

Marion Elizabeth Gray Bobo died Nov. 8, 2000, in Salinas. Born Aug. 7, 1940, in St. Louis, she was 60 years old.

Her parents were Mary Kessler and Dorian Gray. Her stepfather was Don Kessler and her stepmother was Ethylene Gray.

She had lived in Davis for 17 years and Salinas for the last three years. She worked as a former in-home care provider, and enjoyed playing bingo and collecting Avon products and teapots.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Bobo of Salinas; and her children, Harold Smith of Sacramento, Russell Bobo and his wife Michele of West Sacramento, Billy Bobo of Salinas, Donald Bobo and his wife Justine of Sacramento, Michael Evans and his wife Robyn of Woodland, Virginia Smith of Idaho and Sheryl Ann Smith of Orangeville.

She is also survived by her brother, Russell Gray of Sacramento; and her sister, Stella Albanez and her husband Alfred of Salinas; grandchildren, Patrick, Richard and Brandon Bobo of Citrus Heights, Christine Bobo of Sacramento, Russell Bobo Jr. and Michael Nelson of West Sacramento, Tara Tasheira of Modesto and Melissa Foust of Hawaii; her great-grandchild, Cierra Tasheira of Modesto. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Clayton Bobo.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 17, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Donna M. Bodine

Longtime Davis resident Donna May Bodine died Jan. 1, 2003, in her home. She was 68 years old.

Born on Aug. 20, 1934, in Parkston, S.D., to Nicholas and Martha Boehmer, she was one of six children. She moved to Anaheim in 1964 with her husband Charles and five children. After the death of her husband in 1977, she moved to Davis and worked as a teacher's aide at Holy Rosary School in Woodland.

Also a member of St. James Catholic Church, she was a much loved and respected member of the community. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bodine.

She is survived by her children, Sue Bodine of Boston, Mass., Bryan Bodine of Fullerton, Geri Cox of Chino Hills, Robert Bodine of Dixon, Bradley Bodine of Reno. Nev., Rodney Bodine of Davis and Brett Bodine of Sherwood, Ore.

She is further survived by her brothers, Patrick, Norman and Norbert Boehmer, all of Parkston, S.D.; sisters, Sr. Mariella Boehmer of St. James, Minn., and Joanne Omafray of Mobridge, S.D.; grandchildren, Kristen and Kevin Cox and Bayley, Bridgett, Emily, Bethaney and Benjamin Bodine; and more than 100 nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a rosary service Monday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets in Davis.

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


Jean M. Bogue

Jean M. Bogue died March 5, 2001, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, two days after celebrating her 83rd birthday.

She was born to George A. and Bertha Flynn Schriver in 1918, in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Oak Park and Elmhurst until her marriage to Walter Cameron in 1941. The couple moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1945, where they resided until her husband's untimely passing. She remained in Santa Fe and married Jack W. Bogue in 1949, her husband of 51 years.

A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Jean served as secretary/treasurer of Nell's Girls, a national charitable organization and interpreted for the deaf at the Santa Fe Methodist Church. After moving to Carol Stream, Illinois, in the 1970s, she worked as an executive secretary for Koppers, Inc. until her retirement in 1983. While in Carol Stream, she was instrumental in launching the adult education program at the College of Dupage. Following her husband's retirement, they returned to Santa Fe, where they resided until 1995, when they moved to Winters.

Besides her family and friends, her great joys involved music, dance, and playing bridge. She sand in many church choirs, actively participated in square dancing clubs and was an avid bridge player. After making Winters her final home, she served as chair of Winters Fortnightly club's bridge group and was also a member of the UC Davis Farmcircle.

She is survived by her husband, Jack W. Bogue; her son William Cameron and his wife Patricia, of Davis; two grandsons Joel Cameron of Lake Tahoe and Sean Cameron of Santa Cruz; a granddaughter, Catlyn Forman and her husband Frank Forman and two great-grandchildren Zachary and Bayla Forman, of Los Alamitos.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. at the Winters Opera House. The family requests any remembrances be directed to the Winters High School Scholarship fund, c/o Barbara Thomas, treasurer, Winters Fortnightly Club, P.O. Box 522, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 15, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


James Ronald "Ron" Bohannon

James Ronald "Ron" Bohannon died June 10, 2003, in Dixon. He was 62.

Born April 15, 1941, in Norborne, Mo., Bohannon graduated from Porterville High School in 1959, then attended Porterville Junior College for two years. A dedicated farmer, he worked for J.H. Meek and Sons of Woodland for the last 29 years.

In his free time, he was an active member of Ducks Unlimited, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his dogs, playing cards and drinking his Bud, his family said. He was also a die-hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Sacramento Kings, and liked being around the kids from his family's daycare.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dee Bohannon.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of Dixon; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Julie Bohannon of Henderson, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law Karen and John Carrion of Colusa; mother Madge of Granite Bay; brother and sister-in-law Doyne and Terry Bohannon of Port Orchard, Wash.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Karel and Bill Chessum of Granite Bay and Sondra and Bruce Lynch of Flint, Tex.; and father- and mother-in-law Bo and Dale of Port Orchard; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Bohannon's life will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2003, at Grace Fellowship, 535 West H St., Dixon. A private family burial is planned.

Memorials may be sent to: Ron Bohannon Memorial Fund in Honor of Ducks Unlimited, First Northern Bank of Dixon, 195 N. First St., Dixon, CA 95620; Oak Valley Church, 9089 Foothills Blvd., Suite 900, Roseville, CA 95747; or Grace Fellowship, 535 West H St., Dixon, CA 95620.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is handling the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, June 14, 2003.)


Defendo Bolla

Difendo Bolla passed away Friday, February 26, 1999 at the Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born in Linescio, Switzerland on July 13, 1903, he was 95.

Difendo was a dairyman and alfalfa rancher in Colusa, Winters, Esparto and Woodland. He came to the United States in the 1920s, where he settled in Escondido.

Difendo was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen Bolla, three brothers and two sisters. He was survived by his second wife, Ethyl Bolla, of Woodland, and his stepdaughter, the daughter of his first wife, Ellen, Bonnie Baldwin, of Yuma, Arizona.

He is also survived by nieces, Edith Bolden of Sacramento and Davis; great-nieces, Anne Bolden Schultz and Catherine Bolden of Davis; great-nephews Michael Bolden of Vista, Timothy Bolden of Phoenix, Arizona and John Bolden, of Davis; great-great-nieces Krista Schultze and Jennifer Schultze, of Davis; great-great nephews Joshua Bolden and Matthew Bolden, of Vista and Ezekiel Bolden of Phoenix, Arizona.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street, Winters, California. friends are invited to attend the graveside service on Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in the Winters Cemetery.

Contributions to the donors choice are preferred in Memory of Mr. Bolla.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 4, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


Ethel Beatrice Bolla

Ethel Beatrice Bolla passed away Monday, March 15, 1999, at her home in Woodland. Ethel was born in California on October 8, 1911. She was 87 years old. A longtime resident of Esparto, she moved to Woodland five years ago.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Difendo Bolla, on Feb. 26, 1999. She leaves behind two nieces, Edith Bolton of Sacramento, and Florence Bolden of Davis.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend graveside services on Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 18, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


Mary Elizabeth Geoghegan Bolton

Mary Elizabeth Geoghegan Bolton, born Oct. 25, 1926, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2004, at her home on her beloved Fair Oaks Bluffs. She was 77 years old.

She was born in Los Angeles and was raised in Glendale, where she graduated from Glendale High School and from Glendale Community College as valedictorian of her class. She attended UCLA where she joined the Alpha Phi sorority and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She graduated summa cum laude in 1970, and moved to Fair Oaks.

Her first job on returning to California was at UC Davis, where she co-founded the Learning Skills Center and counseled re-entry women at the Women' s Research and Resource Center. She was remembered by many for starting the Mr. Women's Center Contest and for her humorous emceeing of the event.

After working several years at UCD, she joined with Nina Krebs to form Bolton and Krebs, a human resources consulting firm that specialized in management development and communications with a number of small and large businesses, and governmental and education agencies. Their particular focus was empowering women in management and all walks of life.

A gifted athlete, she had a passion for tennis and won several tournaments. She continued the sport well into her 70s. An ardent fan of the Sacramento Monarchs, she managed to attend many games, even when ill.

She was an insatiable scholar and fine writer. The consummation of these talents was the publication of her novel, "The Song of Madeleine." At the time of her death, she was editing her second novel, "The Quotidian Deluge," in preparation for publication. Her short stories and other writings won several prestigious awards. She was also an accomplished public speaker and a true "character" who, in the opinion of many who saw her in action, could have been a successful standup comedian.

Her myriad activities as a social activist, environmentalist and feminist led to a diverse group of loving friends. She was a role model for many because of her fantastic wit, unique and fiery enthusiasm for life and learning, as well as her abiding compassion and abundant integrity.

Preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Irene Geoghegan, she is survived by her five children, Catherine Bolton, Bridget Craig, Donal Curtis Bolton Jr., Mollie Lewis and her husband Gary, and Madalain Bolton; her younger sister, Kathleen Gibbs and her husband John; and her younger brother, John Geoghegan and his wife Faith.

She also leaves nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 11 cousins, nieces and nephews.

"She will be sorely missed by all those who had the good fortune to know her," her family says.

A gathering of her friends and relatives will be held Saturday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Village Park in Fair Oaks. Any Davis friends who would like to come together to remember her are invited to the home of Cynthia Brantley and Nancy Peden, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Please bring drinks and munchies to share. Either call 758-1693 or e-mail to RSVP and obtain directions.

Remembrances may be made to The Donal Curtis Bolton Jr. Trust at 3909 Central Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628, or to the Citizens to Save the Bluffs at 8060 Capitola Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, February 9, 2004.)


Gerald Eward Bond

Gerald Eward Bond died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 67 years old. Mr. Bond was born on Aug. 22, 1934, in Texas.

Mr. Bond had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 20 years. He is survived by his sister Treva of Nevada, Linda of Washington and brothers John, Tom and Orel of the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Bond's cremains will be placed at the Woodland Cemetery in the Indigent Memorial Monument.

North Sacramento Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 23, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


August “Gus” Bonillo

August “Gus” Bonillo passed away on Oct. 27, 2005, in Winters, surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old.

Born on March 25, 1919, in San Francisco, he was a longtime resident of Winters.

He is survived by his loving daughter Diane, and her husband Bill Chave, of Winters; sons David, and his wife, Donna, of Davis, and Gus, of San Jose. He was a devoted grandfather to Christopher, Jolene, Aaron, Darise, Micha, Nicole and Joseph; also six great-grandchildren.

The family invited friends to join them for a service of remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in his home at 8834 Halley Road, Winters.

Inurnment will be private.

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


Walter Boock

Walter Boock died June 9, 2004. He was 87.

He was a 50-year resident of Merced prior to moving to Davis in July 2000 to be near family. He was born near Flandreau, S.D., on Nov. 30, 1916.

He served five years in the U.S. Army in the Aleutian operation. He attended San Jose State University, earning teaching and administrative credentials. He spent his entire educational career with the Merced Union High School District, serving as teacher, vice principal, principal and as deputy superintendent of business, a position he held for 18 years until his retirement.

Boock was a member of the Merced Historical Society, American Association of Retired Persons, American Legion Post No. 83 and Yosemite Lodge 99 AM&FM. He was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Merced and attended University Covenant Church in Davis.

Boock was first a family man. His favorite way to be with family was camping along the river in Yosemite Valley. He had a passion for people, serving others, traveling and promoting international understanding. He loved the youth hostel concept and traveled extensively in his retirement.

While a member of the Merced Rotary Club, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of the world."

In his later years, Boock operated an official home hostel for the American Youth Hostel Association. He hosted more than 3,000 young people and families from more than 30 countries, delighting in their adventures, giving them tips on seeing Yosemite in its best light, and nourishing them with his famous homemade banana pancakes.

In 1995, Hostelling International named him the recipient of the Bill and Ruth Nelson Award for "personifying the warmth, friendliness and caring spirit of keeper of the hostel." He also found great joy and meaning in delivering Meals on Wheels, which he did until he was 83.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsa Peters Boock; brother, Helmuth; sisters, Hilda and Clara, who died in the flu epidemic of 1918; and his father, Herman Heinrich Boock, who died in 1964.

He is survived by his former wife and friend Margaret Boock, three daughters, Judy Davis and Peggy Froehlich of Davis and Elsa Romanowitz of Chandler, Ariz.; son, David of Ketchum, Idaho; five grandchildren, Jesse Froehlich of Santa Cruz, Will Froehlich of Los Angeles, Justin Romanowitz of Yosemite and Matt Davis and Ryan Davis of Davis. He also leaves sons-in-law Mike Davis, Clyde Froehlich and Bob Romanowitz, and daughter-in-law Heidi Boock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, attn: Web, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or the North Davis Elementary Sixth Grade Camping Scholarship Fund, North Davis Elementary, 555 E. 14th St., Davis, CA 95616.

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


Jorgi Marie Nicholau Boom

Born: March 27, 1958, in Marysville, California.

Education: Graduated from the Marysville High School in 1976. Enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Died: July 31, 2004

Survived by: Husband of 13 years, Denny Boom of Sacramento; parents George and Gaye Nicholau of Marysville; sisters Dessi Chuchas of Sacramento, Dorre Nicholau of San Francisco, Jamie Adams of Oakland, Terre Terzakis of Sacramento and Edie Delegans of Seattle.

Services: A Trisagion memorial service were held at 7 p.m. today at Nicoletti Culjis Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Greek Ortho dox Church of the Annunciation, 600 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento.

The above information is from the online edition of the "Sacramento Bee," August 4, 2004 <>


Daniel J. Boone

Daniel J. Boone died in Sacramento's Mercy San Juan Hospital Monday, April 19, 2004, at age 78.

Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Shawnee, Okla., he had been a Yolo County resident for 57 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was awarded the American Theater Medal and the American Area Campaign Medal. He owned and operated his own gardening and landscaping business in Yolo County.

Survivors include his wife, Adelyne (Flath) Boone; daughters, Darlene Boone of Vallejo, Vivian Morales of Santa Rosa, Traci Shera of Guinda, and Staci Gonzales, and Lenora Timco, both of Woodland; sons, Eugene Boone and wife Mary of Washington, and Andy Timco, also of Woodland; stepchildren, Vivian Reading and husband Dale and Jerry Speck and wife Joyce, all of Colusa; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Rowena McMahan of Gig Harbor, Wash., Virginia Ankron of Roseville, Lynn Boone of Sacramento; and brothers, Donald Boone of Chico, Glenn Boone of Sacramento, McKinley Boone of St. Paul, Kans., and Elmo Boone of Woodland. Mr. Boone was preceded in death by his son, Steve Boone; sisters, Lula Daughtrey and Lorraine Lankins; and brothers, Franklin, Malcolm and Kenneth Boone.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth, Burlingame, 94010. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled at 9 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a funeral service to follow, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, is scheduled at 11:15 a.m., in Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday April 22, 2004.)


Laurence Phelps Boone

Laurence Phelps Boone died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at age 73.

Mr. Boone was born June 2, 1931 in Stanley, Wis. to the late Lucille and Laurence Boone and had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1949 and was employed by Employment Development Department of the State of California until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Woodland Library Rose Club and Heidrick Ag History Museum.

Survivors include Mr. Boone's daughter, Laurie Westover of Santa Maria, his son Mark Boone of Dixon; granddaughter Schyler Boone of Dixon, grandsons Brayden Boone of Dixon, John Muller of Stockton, Joshua Muller of Santa Maria. He is also survived by his brother David Boone of Hanford, brother-in-law Laurence Darrach of East Nicolaus and his long-time companion Bobbie Ochoa of Woodland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Lucille Darrach and Diana Riggs.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Boone's name be directed to the Woodland Library Rose Club, 250 First St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 30, 2004.)


William Bradford Boone

William Bradford Boone, who traveled around the world seven times in the merchant marine business, built Little League fields and Masonic lodges, worked in the aerospace industry and enjoyed a long, healthy and active retirement, died on Dec. 3, 2002, at Sierra Convalescent Hospital. He was 93 years old.

He was born at home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 10, 1909. He enjoyed a happy childhood until divorce split the family home, forcing him to leave school after the eighth grade to work to help support the family. His early adolescent life was shaped by hard work in the grocery business and periods of time living with an uncle in rural New Jersey, unable to see his mother.

After his mother remarried, she produced three more children whom he always loved and treated fully as his brothers and sister. He showed an early fascination with the sea, spending many hours on the docks of New York watching ships come and go, imagining their exotic destinations and himself in such places. Knowing of this interest, his stepfather called upon an old friend in the merchant marine business and soon he was on the high seas, at the bottom rung of the shipboard pecking order in the galley.

But pots and pans were not for him. During off hours he spent time in the engine room and learned enough to hire on there on his next voyage. He eventually earned a high school equivalency certificate and a first engineer's license.

After seven trips around the world, the exotic ports of call became humdrum. He returned from a long voyage to find that one of the kids from his old neighborhood had grown up into a lovely young woman. In 1934, he bid farewell to the sea and wed Dorothy Felton at Fort Washington Presbyterian Church in New York City. They made their home in Bridgeport and Milford, Conn., until August 1941, when they hitched a car and trailer, piled in two small children and all their possessions, and drove cross-country to California.

They had barely set up household when Pearl Harbor and World War II swept Boone back to sea, his engineering skills and knowledge of ships landing him in the Pacific theater, as an engineering officer on a transport ship delivering troops and equipment to engagements in Iwo Jima, Okinawa and other battles.

After WWII, the couple decided that farm life would be good for the children, and hand-built a house in Chino. Soon thereafter, the Korean conflict sent him to San Diego for further military service. Following discharge after Korea, he went to work for Aerojet General in Southern California.

The company won important contracts in the new aerospace industry, and opened a plant in Rancho Cordova. Boone moved the family there in 1957, where they lived until 1972. While in Rancho Cordova, he helped establish the Rancho Cordova Little League and the Masonic Lodge known as American River Lodge #795. He and other parents built the Little League fields behind St. John Vianny Catholic Church.

When their last child graduated from Cordova High School in 1972, he and his wife moved to San Luis Obispo, where they lived for 25 years in the Laguna Lake mobile home village next to a golf course and close enough to the ocean to go fishing and clamming. He continued his Masonic work, serving as Master of King David's Lodge #209 in 1982.

When his wife began to suffer from Alzheimer's in the early1990s, he cared for her at home as long as he could, before moving to Davis in 1996 to be nearer their children. She lived at Sierra Convalescent Hospital, where he visited her daily until she died in 1999.

During this time, Boone volunteered at the Davis Senior Center and developed an interest in computers. He purchased a Macintosh computer and attended classes to learn how to use it to write a narrative family history. He lived at Covell Gardens, where he developed a special friendship with longtime Davis resident Jean Stanford. They cared for each other and kept each other company until he fell ill and moved into Sierra in March 2002.

He is survived by his children, William Boone Jr. of Sacramento, Patricia Boone of Anchorage, Alaska, and Daniel Boone of Davis; and grandchildren, Brad Boone of Sacramento, Krista Boone of Columbus, Ohio, Eryn Boone of Girdwood, Ark., and Ariel Boone of Davis. He elected to have his ashes scattered at sea, where he spent so many years.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 19, 2002.)


Franklin Keith Boosembark

Franklin Keith Boosembark, a retired Air Force colonel and partner in Bernard's Tire, Brake & Alignment Inc., died in his home just as the sun was rising April 25, 2005. He was 83.

He reluctantly succumbed to leukemia with wife of more than 61 years, Kathleen Boosembark, at his side.

Boosembark was a man who loved life. Born on Oct. 6, 1921, in Battle Creek, Mich., he was raised in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was a very athletic young man, lettering in both football and baseball in high school.

At 18, his love of baseball drew him to Babe Ruth's Baseball School in Florida. He trained under the "Babe" and tried out for the major leagues. However his life's path lay elsewhere, and he joined the Army Air Corps.

He was a navigator for the 449th Bomber Group during World War II, flying 25 combat missions in Europe. When the war ended he returned to Bowling Green State University and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting. He later received his master's degree in industrial management from the Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson.

Civilian life didn't appeal to Boosembark, and he re-enlisted in the newly formed U.S. Air Force. While serving in the Korean War he flew many humanitarian missions. His military career spanned 30 memorable years and he retired as a full colonel from Clark Field in the Philippines, where he had been the chief of procurement for the 13th Air Force.

He and his wife, Kitty, moved to Davis in 1972 and began his second life's career. Frank went into business with his sons and son-in-law, opening Bernard's Tire and Alignment in 1973 and Valley Hi Landscaping in 1981. He was the bookkeeper and accountant for his boys. He worked every day right up to and including the day he went into the hospital for chemotherapy in December 2004.

"Frank was a man who lived a wonderful life," his family says. "He married his best friend's sister, traveled the world with his family, was a successful businessman and an extraordinary patriot. He was happiest when surrounded by family and dear friends. We will all miss him."

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Madison Boosembark and Nettie Boosembark; sister, Gayle Roper; and daughter-in-law, Lainda Boosembark.

Married more than 61 years, Frank will be greatly missed by his wife, Kathleen; and his two sons, Bill Boosembark of Woodland and Ed Boosembark and his wife Margaret of Davis; and daughter, Pamela and her husband Tom Lovejoy of Elk Grove.

He also is survived by six granddaughters, Renea Harrison of Valley Springs, Carol Leigh Billing and Cortney Seivane of Sacramento, Taleen Drolet of Elk Grove, Kitty Boosembark of Woodland and Nicole Boosembark of Ithaca, N.Y.; and four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tristen and Tanner Harrison of Valley Springs and Miranda Drolet of Elk Grove.

A celebration of his life will begin 10 a.m. Saturday at his home, 4306 Almond Lane in Davis. He loved his yard, where he trimmed and watered by the hour; there, family and friends will gather for a short service, lunch, Big Band sounds and memories.

Everyone is encouraged to dress in his favorite attire - very bright Hawaiian shirts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners' Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. (Frank Boosembark's name and address should be included with the donation.)

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 3, 2005.)


Lainda C. Boosembark

After a three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Lainda Boosembark entered eternal rest Nov. 20 at the age of 61. She departed at her home, surrounded by her family.

Lainda was born in Meridian, Miss., to Mrs. William (Glemar) Brame and Kutcher L. Cunningham. In 1968 she met Bill Boosembark, then a first lieutenant stationed at Warner Robbins AFB in Macon, Ga. The couple married Feb. 7, 1969.

After being discharged in 1971, the couple moved to Davis to raise their daughters and start a family business. In 1973 Bernard's Tire opened in Davis. They spent nine years in Davis, during which Lainda managed the home, raised three daughters, worked part-time for UC Davis and assisted Bill in the business.

In 1978, a second Bernard's was opened in Woodland, and the family relocated. During the next 25 years Lainda continued to manage the family, support Bill's entrepreneurial adventures and create her own career at UCD.

In 1999, Lainda retired from UCD to partner with Bill in a new business, All American Powder Coating in West Sacramento. She continued to work throughout her medical treatment.

The Boosembark family was active members at St. Luke's Episcopal Church for many years. Recently Lainda joined the Methodist Church of Woodland. She enjoyed many wonderful friendships in both congregations.

Lainda is remembered as a compassionate person, sensitive to other's feelings. Her life centered on her religion and family. Married over 35 years, she will be greatly missed by her husband Bill, and daughters, Renea Harrison, Carol Billing and Kitty Boosembark.

Lainda is also survived by three grandchildren: Trevor, Tristen and Tanner Harrison of Valley Springs; her mother, Mrs. William (Glemar) Brame; her sister, Jeanette Abraham; her brother Kutcher "Sonny" Cunningham all of Meridian, Miss.; sons-in-law, Bryan Harrison and Eric Billing; in-laws, Col. Frank and Kathleen Boosembark of Davis, Tom and Pam Lovejoy of Elk Grove, Ed and Margaret Boosembark of Davis and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service is set for Dec. 1 at the Methodist Church of Woodland at 10:30 a.m. Because Lainda was an avid gardener and loved flowers, the family welcomes floral gifts for the service. They may be delivered to the church at 212 2nd St., at the North St. entrance after 8:30 a.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 28, 2004.)


Mary Borba

Mary Borba of Woodland died Tuesday, Feb. 21 at age 93.

Mrs. Borba was born Nov. 15, 1912 in Oakland to Joseph S. and Angelina (Mello) Pimentel. She had been a Yolo County resident for 85 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Borba's son, Manuel A. Borba Jr. of Oakland; her sisters, Isabel Bettencourt and her husband Frank of Woodland, Evelyn Schreiber of Woodland; and her brother, Clarence Pimentel of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 65 years, Manuel A. Borba Sr.; her parents; and her sister, Belmira Pires.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 26, 2006.)


Ruth Borchard

Ruth Borchard, age 78, passed away at her home in Winters, California on Dec. 11, 2005. She was born in Miami, Arizona on Feb. 14, 1927 to Jacob and Marie Hinkle.

Ruth was an elementary school teacher in Arizona and Southern California until her marriage, when she became a homemaker. She married Alan Borchard in Camarillo, on Aug. 5, 1958. Ruth and Alan moved to Winters, in March of 1963. Ruth was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was the organist there for many years.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Borchard; daughter, Marie and her husband John Mark Wildenthal; grandchildren, Ruth Carolyn and John Alan Wildnethal; sister, Ann Featherston. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, Alan Edward and a brother, Ed Hinkle.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church Building Fund, 511 Main Street Winters, California 95694 or to the Yolo County Hospice P.O. Box 1014 Davis, California 95617. Those who wish to sign a virtual guest book may do so at

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 29, 2006.)


Marilyn Frances Borchelt

Marilyn Frances Borchelt died June 6, 2004 in Quinter, Kansas in a car accident. Born on Jan. 31, 1939 in New Alsace, Indiana, she was 65 years old. She was the wife of Harry Borchelt, and although they considered Colorado their home, they have spent the last nine years traveling in the RV.

She was the mother and mother-in-law of Theresa Borchelt and Mitch Korcyl of Winters, Phil Borchelt of Superior, Colorado, Ted Borchelt and Annatje of Carbondale, Colorado, and Don Borchelt and Renee of Ewa Beach, Hawaii. She had seven grand children including Xavier Borchelt and Adrian Korcyl of Winters.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The Little Shepherd's Fund C/O Our Lady of Fatima Church 1985 Miller Street Lakewood, CO 80215.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 17, 2004.)


Christina Borges

Christina Borges passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento on January 22, 2006; she was 78 years of age.

Born in Winters, Christina and husband moved to Carmichael in 1955. Since 1957, Christina and her husband enjoyed living on one of the last remaining self-sufficient farms in the Carmichael area. Together they raised calves, producing champion 4H cattle, raised chickens, sold pecans and fresh eggs to the community, canned every type of fruit and vegetable, and maintained nearly 75 different rose bushes that earned Christina the nickname “Rose Lady of Carmichael.”

They loved sharing their home and rural lifestyle with local elementary school class field trips. When she was able to get away, Christina and all of her family would head for the Truckee River to fish and camp and, of course, drive a little further to play the slot machines. Christina is best remembered for her smile, always putting her family first, being the best baby sitter, her fresh jam and wonderful meals. Her lifestyle example is the reason her family is where they are today.

In March of 2005 she was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Carl Vernon Borges. Also preceding her in death were her parents Alejandro and Edna Gonzales and her brothers Mac and Herman Gonzales. Missing her greatly are her children, Carl Jr. (Joyce), Don (Martha), and Debi; grandchildren Tony (Shayna), Zack (Kim), Jeff (Jenny), Julie (Greg), Randy, Jennifer and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan, Gracie and Cody; and many more family members and friends.

Relatives living in Winters are her brother Ralph Gonzales (Linda), niece Kathy Ogando (Jim) and Carol Armstrong (Steve), brother John Gonzales (Virginia) of Woodland and an aunt Theresa Sackett.

The celebration of her life was held January 30 at Lind Brothers Mortuary.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 9, 2006.)


Doris C. Bortoli

Doris C. Bortoli died in Redwood City Monday, May 5, 2003, at age 87.

Born Jan. 26, 1916 in San Francisco, Mrs. Bortoli was raised in Woodland, lived in San Francisco for many years and moved back to Woodland in 1974. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University in 1964 and was a teacher at Daniel Webster Elementary School in San Francisco. In later years, she was very active in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland and also volunteered in many other activities.

Survivors include her son, Richard and wife Lynn of Belmont; daughter, Shirley of La Honda; grandsons, Matthew, Darryl and Jay; great-granddaughter, Jaida; brother, Alfred Cortopassi of Woodland; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio (Babe), in 1984; and sister, Evelyn Mazzoncini, in 1995.

The family requests memorials be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund; or the charity of donor's choice, in her behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

Services: a mass is scheduled to be said at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A graveside service will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 860 West St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 08, 2003.)


Elizabeth "Anne" Bosse

Elizabeth "Anne" Bosse died at home, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at age 60.

Mrs. Bosse was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Tulare and had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. She was a commissioner of the Dunnigan Fire District for 15 years and a member of the Sheriff's Team of Active Retired Seniors for four years.

Survivors include Mrs. Bosse's mother, Margaret Elliott of Bakersfield; son Bryan Bosse and daughter Debbie Bosse of Dunnigan; brothers Bill Elliot and his wife Nancy of Oakland, Phil Elliott and his wife Nancy, Bruce Elliot and his wife Paulette, and Richard Elliott all of Bakersfield. Also surviving are her grandchildren Kurt and Trevor Bosse. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Elliott and husband Gene Bosse.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; Dunnigan Fire Department, 29145 Main St., Dunnigan, 95937 or the Sheriff's Team of Active Retired Seniors, 2500 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, 95776.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. at Mary's Cemetery of Yolo, with a gathering after the service at the Dunnigan Fire Department Training Center, 29145 Main St., Dunnigan. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 13, 2004.)


Ralph Walter Bosse

Ralph Walter Bosse died Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Sacramento on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at age 79.

Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Dexter, Mo., Mr. Bosse had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. He moved to Woodland from Bakersfield in 1970 and owned and operated Dunnigan Truck Services for 16 years.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bosse of Woodland; daughters, Kathy Galia of Pahrump, Nev., Donna Spears and husband Joe of Woodland, and Sharon Delaney and husband Bill of Pahrump, Nev.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Gene Bosse; and grandson, Roger Farley.

The family requests memorials be directed to Dunnigan Fire Department, Main St., Dunnigan 95937. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: There will be a gathering of family and friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Dunnigan Volunteer Fire Dept. Hall on Main Street, Dunnigan.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 18, 2003.)


Maria Bostock

A memorial mass will be held Friday morning for Maria Bostock, who died and was buried last month in the Philippines. The mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 200 W. 14th St. A reception on the church grounds will follow.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, June 11, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Virginia W. Bostock-Ratcliff

Virginia Weaver Bostock-Ratcliff died peacefully on Aug. 8, 2002, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a brief illness. She was 82 and a resident of the University Retirement Community in Davis at the time of her death.

She was born on April 7, 1920, to Harry L. and Mae Pierce Weaver in Philadelphia, Pa. She attended public schools in Haddonfield, N.J., and graduated from Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in 1941 with a degree in elementary education. She married her college sweetheart, Lt. William T. Bostock Jr., in 1942.

While her husband was stationed in New Guinea during World War II, she taught elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse in rural West Virginia. Upon her husband's return in 1945, she became a homemaker and started a family, first living in Plainfield, N.J., and then Rochester, N.Y.

She and the children moved with her husband's career to New Jersey, Missouri, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Indiana, eventually retiring in Bend, Ore. In each new home, she was active in the schools, Scouts and other civic and community activities and made many friends. She kept in touch with many of them over the years.

She returned to teaching in 1968 at the elementary school level, and later became an associate director of special education programs in western Kentucky, responsible for coordinating programs for developmentally delayed and challenged children. She was later recognized by the governor of Kentucky and was bestowed the honor of "Kentucky Colonel" in appreciation for her efforts in special education in the state.

She enjoyed dancing and loved music. In fact, she and her husband Bill danced to all the big bands while in college, and often reminisced about dancing to the tunes of the Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. She played the piano and had a pretty voice, singing in church choirs and other venues during her lifetime.

She loved life, had an easy laugh and terrific sense of humor, enjoyed people of all ages and from all walks of life, and she was particularly fond of young children. She was much loved and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. She especially appreciated the care and kindness of the staff at University Retirement Community during her last year of life.

Her sons and spouses, William Bostock of Davis, Thomas and Linda Bostock of Whitefish, Mont., and Richard and Gennie Bostock of Davis survive her. She is also survived by her stepchildren and spouses, Laurel and Herb Talabere of Columbus, Ohio, Carol and John Koble of Winchester, Ore., and Ted and Kelly Lyster of Tumalo, Ore., and by her niece, Jane Cron of Grand Junction, Colo., and nephew, Harry L. Weaver IV of Turlock.

Seven grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren also survive her.

Her husband of 41 years, Bill, and her second husband, Glenn O. Ratcliff, whom she wed in 1988, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother Harry; her daughter, Virginia Mary; her daughter-in-law, Maria Cortez Bostock; and her grandson, Billy Bostock.

A celebration of her life and mass of resurrection will take place in Davis at St. James Catholic Church, Friday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Northern California (800-540-3340).

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 12, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Von Royce Bottoms

Von Royce Bottoms died Jan. 4, 2005, in Brookings, Ore. He was 61.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Assembly of God church, 518 Fir in Brookings, Ore. Burial will follow.

Born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 11, 1943, he moved to Dixon in 1947 where he attended school. He served in Vietnam in 1965-67. In 1968, he married Linda Ullrich. He worked at UC Davis for 39 years before retiring in 2001.

His family says he loved sailing, riding his Harley and spending time with his family. He also spent time in Africa and Brazil doing missionary work.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Bottoms; his sons, Tim and Mike Bottoms; daughters-in-law, Tiffany and Denese; and grandchildren, Emilee, Bethany, Misty, Derek and Christopher, all of Brookings, Ore.

He is further survived by his mother, Eula Bottoms of Vacaville; sisters, Sue Rempfer of Dixon, Linda Shafer of Vacaville; and brother, David Bottoms of Dixon.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday January 8, 2005.)


Leona Margaret Boughton

Leona Margaret Boughton died at Port Angeles, Wash. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at age 77.

Born May 2, 1926, in Red Lake Falls, Minn., Mrs. Boughton and her husband John had been Woodland residents for 34 years.

Services: Funeral mass was held Tuesday, March 30, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sequim, Wash., officiated by Rev. Thomas Beattie. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Placerville with her children.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 08, 2004.)


Perry Alan Boukind

Perry Alan Boukind died on Nov. 21, 2003, at Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital in Davis. He was 81.

He was born in Billings, Mont., on March 30, 1922. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, spending his time in Central Europe, where he received a Purple Heart in 1944.

He married Mary Lenihan on Sept. 14, 1944, in Anaconda, Mont., during a two-week leave.

After returning from the war, he finished his studies and received a degree from the Montana School of the Mines. He worked for 35 years as a metallurgical engineer starting in Birmingham, Ala., then moving to San Francisco, then Sacramento.

In 1997, the couple moved to Davis to be closer to their daughter. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, his family said.

After retirement, he volunteered, helping adults learn to read. He was energetic, good-natured and a great cook, his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Boukind; his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Dennis Younglove; and granddaughters Laura Younglove and Lisa Younglove and her husband Claudio Osses Henriquez.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 24, 2003.)


Raymond "Sneaks" Bowe

Raymond "Sneaks" Bowe, a native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and a former resident of Covell Gardens, died Nov. 1, 2004, in Davis. He was 85 years old.

A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets.

Born May 25, 1919, he was a veteran of World War II. He worked for the telephone company in Poughkeepsie until he retired in 1972.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Bowe, who died earlier this year.

He is survived by his son, Thomas Bowe of Woodside, and his daughter, Constance Bowe and her husband Thomas Anders of Davis.

He is further survived by his three grandsons, Michael, Geoffrey and Max Anders; and two great-grandchildren, Lella and Romeo Anders.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 24, 2004.)


Wilma Bowlin

Wilma Bowlin died Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Woodland at age 100.

Mrs. Bowlin was born Aug. 24, 1904 in Eldon, Mo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. She was an owner of a laundry service and a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include Mrs. Bowlin's daughter, Eva Piazza and her husband James of Woodland; her son, Gene Bowlin of Yucca Valley; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bowlin and her stepdaughter, Lois Smith.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25 in San Bernardino. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)


Glaphire (Glahgra) Bowman

Glaphire (Glahgra) Bowman died September 3 1849 in Yolo County. The family had just arrived in August, by covered wagon from Andrew County, MO.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Mitchell Ward and seven children, including David Murell (Newell),Thomas Benton and Nancy Elizabeth. John Mitchell and Elizabeth Horn Bowman, her parents reside in Polk County, Oregon.

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William ‘Bill' Kenneth Bowman

William "Bill" Kenneth Bowman died in Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 82.

Born July 20, 1919, in Alliance, Ohio, Mr. Bowman was a Yolo County resident for 33 years. He was employed by Westinghouse for 20 years in Sunnyvale prior to moving to Yolo County and worked for Silvercrest Mobil Home as a maintenance supervisor retiring after 10 years of service. He was a member of the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299 for 15 years.

Mr. Bowman is survived by his children, Connie Hudson of Sacramento, Glenna White of Oklahoma, Claudia Fierstein of San Jose, Frank Bowman of Minnesota and Randy Bowman-Fierstein of Nevada; grandchildren, Carrie Ann Woods of Modesto, Daniel Hudson of Sacramento, Melissa Jimmy and Shane Workman of Manford, Okla.,

Mark and Jobain Hawk of San Jose; great-grandchild, Alex Christian of Modesto and Blake Hawk of San Jose; sisters, Elizabeth Betty Kimball of New Mexico, and Ruth King of San Jose; and brother, Fritz Bowman of Washington.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 31, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


Steve Henry Boyd

Steve Henry Boyd lost his valiant battle with a brain tumor and passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Sept. 8, 2003.

Born in Woodland, on June 4, 1951, he was 52 years old. He was raised in San Rafael and graduated from Terra Linda High School. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, earning a BS in Animal Science. Steve partnered to build the Morning Star Trucking Company from 2 trucks in 1974 to become today's largest tomato hauler, while starting and maintaining his own SB Trucking. Since then, Steve's passionate, dedicated leadership provided a model for hundreds of drivers who passed through his hands.

Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Margrit; his son Kenny Boyd; and his mother, Louise Boyd of San Rafael. Also surviving are his sister, Linda Smith and husband Matt, his nephew, Erin Smith, and niece, Corinne Smith, all of Oakland; his parents-in-law, Hans and Margrit Hartmann, his brother-in-law, Hans Hartmann and wife Tina, and nephew, Scott Hartmann, all of Davis; and niece, Chantelle Hartmann of San Diego.

Preceding Steve in death is his father, Dr. Henry Boyd and his daughter, Kesty.

Steve will be remembered as a kind, hardworking man, with a quick wit who deeply touched the lives of all who knew him. Steve loved his family, his friends, and his "life." He enjoyed his 1963 Corvette, motorcross and loved the outdoors.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, Sept. 12th, 2003, at 12 noon, at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut Street, Woodland, CA. A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 p.m., immediately after the memorial service, with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. Donations in Steve's memory can be made to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 Thirteenth St., Oakland, CA. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland, Ca. is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling (530) 662-4658, or by contacting

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 11, 2003.)


Bernard John Boyer

Bernard John Boyer died of natural causes in Woodland Sunday, July 28, 2002, at age 87.

Born July 17, 1915, in West Point, Neb., Mr. Boyer was the son of the late Bernard John "Ben" Boyer and Matilda Mack. He graduated from Guardian Angeles High School and married Algarda Kleeman on Feb. 4, 1937. He had been a nine year resident of Woodland, retiring here to spend time with his family.

For many years they made their home in West Point where they owned and operated Boyer Furniture Co. He served actively on the city council. They enjoyed a 30 year residence in Las Vegas where he worked with the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 12, at the Nevada Nuclear Test site, retiring after 40 years in construction. According to his family members "he loved to hunt, fish, camp and travel. He was a hard working family man and gifted craftsman with multi-facet talent, especially with anything mechanical." After retiring to Yolo County, he enjoyed gardening and sharing time with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Boyer is survived by his daughters, Judy Boyer and husband Joe Johnson of Woodland, and Janice Phillips and husband Clark of Auburn; and sons, James Boyer of Reno and John F. Boyer and wife Toni.

He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and his sister, Dorothy Wangberg of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Boyer was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Algarda Boyer; daughter, Joan Schwartze; brothers, Frank and Leo Boyer; and sisters, Lois Ellerman, Mary Ann Turner, Ada Hultberg and Catherine Underwood.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a funeral service to begin at 10 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Deacon Edward Kull will be officiating.

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

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, August 02, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Boyer is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


George Maurice Boyer Jr.

George Maurice Boyer Jr. died in Veterans Hospital in Martinez on Monday, Aug. 29, 1999, at age 51.

Born May 17, 1948, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Mr. Boyer had been a Yolo County resident for 41 years. He was the son of the late George M. and Helene J. Boyer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970, serving in Vietnam. He was the owner and operator of GMB Plumbing for 20 years until his retirement. Mr. Boyer was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299.

Mr. Boyer is survived by his children, Dedra Boyer and husband Raymond Martinez Jr. of Woodland, and Jason Boyer and wife Melissa Colignon of Robbins; and grandson Izaiah Martinez of Woodland.

He is also survived by his sisters, Debra Boyer, Bonnie Davilla and Lisa Gifford, all of Alabama, and Michelle Reese, of Winters; and brothers Robert Boyer of Vacaville, and Thomas Boyer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The vigil was held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at McNary's Chapel.

A funeral Mass will be said on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., at Holy Rosary Church, with burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 2, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


Mark "Mike" A. Bozaich

Mark "Mike" A. Bozaich, a 51-year resident of Davis, died July 22, 2004, at his Davis home after a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Sacramento, he was a 1940 graduate of Sacramento High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Bozaich owned and operated the Sacramento Auto Truck Co. for more than 50 years and was an active member of the California Trucking Association. He was also a member of the Slavic-American Social Club and Sons of Cortula Society and was an avid golfer and photographer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Betty Warner Bozaich.

He is survived by his children, Mark Bozaich and his wife Lisa of Citrus Heights, Anne Makowsky and her husband Max of Cape Cod, Mass., and Glen Bozaich of Davis; and brothers, Marvin Bozaich of Hayward and Daniel Bozaich of Wilton.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 26, 2004.)

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