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BRACK

M. Faye Brack

A graveside service will be held Monday for M. Faye Brack, who died Sept. 29, 2002, in West Sacramento. Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Texas, she was 67.

She was a West Sacramento resident for 34 years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Wayne Brack, and her sister, Mary Jo Richardson.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Ray Brack Sr.; two sons, Roger Dale Brack and Bobby Ray Brack Jr.; three grandchildren, Jeff, Michelle and Chelsea Brack; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bryce Spencer and his wife Pat and Jimmy Spencer and his wife Peggy; and a dear friend, Roberta Dale.

Friends are invited to a graveside inurnment service Monday at 10 a.m. at Camellia Memorial Lawn, 10221 Jackson Road in Sacramento. Arrangements are under the direction of the River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St. in West Sacramento.

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

BRACKROG

Lorene Davis Brackrog

Lorene Davis Brackrog died Dec. 9, 2000, in Davis. Born July 16, 1915, in Bluefield, W.Va., she was 85.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail Erwing of Davis; two sons, Raymond David of Davis and Donald Philip of San Diego; a brother, Harry Davis Sr.; two sisters, Lucille Hammed and Pearl Davis; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Burial will follow at Woodland Lawns Cemetery in Colma.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 13, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRADFORD

Rosalie Bradford

Rosalie Bradford died surrounded by her family Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 after a long illness, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, at age 79.

Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Veedersburg, Ind., Mrs. Bradford was the only child of Marie Hankins Odell and Laurence H. Odell. She attended Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Albuquerque High School in New Mexico and from Stephens College for Women, Columbia, Missouri, in June, 1943. For many years she was employed at the Woodland City Library and was acting Librarian at the time of her retirement.

Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clarence Bradford, who she married on June 15, 1943, in the "Little Church Around the Corner" located in lower Manhattan, New York City, N.Y.; children, Susan, Jeff and Chris; grandchildren, Cathy, Erika and Ryan; great-grandchild, Annalise; and daughters-in-law, Ray Ann and Sheila.

Family funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 27. Larry Love, pastor of Woodland Christian Church, performed the ceremonies.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Diabetes Society; or a charity of donor’s choice.

McNary’s Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 29, 2002 (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BRADFORD

Wilmer 'Dick' Wohlfrom Bradford

Wilmer Wolhfrom Bradford, 103, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003. He grew up near Arbuckle, the son of a blacksmith and a dressmaker. He attended Pierce High School in College City where he was a thespian and adopted the nickname "Dick" from one of the characters he played. He attended the agricultural college at Davis during World War I.

Mr. Bradford farmed his property near Zamora and later sold and appraised farm real estate in Yolo and Colusa counties. After retirement he spent several years developing irrigated farmland and helping his son Peter on their Colusa County ranch.

Loving the outdoor life, he took his grandsons on annual hunting and fishing trips. When asked, he attributed his long life to good genes, hard work, and exercise. He was often seen taking a daily "hike" around Woodland. Everyone in the family remembers his teasing, great sense of humor and his great memory; often reminiscing of a life well lived.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 75 years, Mildred, his son, Richard, and wife Marlene of Murphys and his son, Peter and wife Jan of Arbuckle, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother, Frances Bradford, and his wife Helen of Berkeley, and his brother, Lowell Bradford of San Jose and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Stott of Alameda.

A private memorial will be held in January. Memorials may be made in his name to the St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Avenue, Woodland, Ca. 95695.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 19, 2003.)

BRADSHAW

JoAnn Bradshaw

After many years of battling cancer, JoAnn Bradshaw died on July 14, 2002, at her home in Rosarito, Mexico. She was 64 years old.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1937, in Carthage, Mo.

She loved classical, music, opera and books. An accomplished artist, she painted and sold reproductions of the masters, portraits, animals and landscapes.

While living in Mexico for the past several years, she fell in love with the people, their culture and the land.

A courageous, loving person, she valued her family, insisted on enjoying each moment and experienced life with a sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorine Elinor Hilton and Loima Williamson; her husband, Frank Goodner; and an infant daughter, Bessie Lorine.

She is survived by her longtime partner, Leo Bradshaw; three daughters, Connie Jones and her husband Buzz, Bonnie Goodner and JoAnn Goodner Burke; three grandchildren, Rebecca Krochmalny, Sarah Goodner Van Valkenburgh and John Adam Van Valkenburgh; two brothers, John Young Sr. and Michael Williamson; and a sister, Leona Narr and her husband Walt.

She is further survived by a niece, Anita Boone and her husband Jeff; and four nephews Paul Narr and his wife Michelle, Walter Narr III and his wife Cathy, John Young Jr. and his wife Katie and Jim Young and his wife Heather.

She was loved dearly by family and friends.

A private service is pending.

Remembrances may be made to the UC Davis Cancer Center, 4501 X St., Room 3033, Sacramento, CA 95817.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 19, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRALEY

Margaret Ann Braley

At Puyallup Station, Washington Territory, Feb. 19th, 1879, after a lingering illness, Margaret Ann, wife of J.C. Braley and only daughter of Samuel A. Hennigan, aged 20 years, 2 months and 5 days. Deceased was born in Johnson county, Texas, and removed to this coast several years ago. She was married about a year since, was a faithful and loving wife, and had gained the esteem of her acquaintances.

The Winters Advocate, March 15, 1879.

(This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

BRAMHAM

Betty Jane Kecker Bramham

A memorial service honoring Betty Jane Kecker Bramham will be held, Saturday, May 31, 2003, 11 a.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Cleveland St., Woodland, officiated by the Reverend Derril Peabody.

Born July 17, 1926, in Wasco, Ca., she died Friday, April 25, 2003 at Woodland Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Her family appreciated the excellent care of Dr. Kevin Moynihan, the staffs at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Betty shared her beautiful soprano voice at Wasco High School functions, weddings, Wasco Congregational and St. John’s UCC choirs for many years. She was truly a craftsperson, making wool braided rugs, many beautiful hand made quilts, assisting Boy Scouts projects, church Christmas crafts, wedding decorations, and was host to wonderful theme parties for family and friends. She truly added joy to all who touched her life. Her sense of humor was extraordinary.

The Bramham family moved to Woodland from Bakersfield in 1960. Betty’s life has been enriched by her sons and their families: Chris, Barbara and Grant of Rohnert Park, Ca. and Tony, Gretchen, Jackson and Nathaniel of Aptos, Ca. as well as truly dedicated friends.

Other surviving family members are Bill Bramham of Bakersfield, brother Warren Kecker of Yountville, Ca., sister Virginia Kecker Vanhart and Lynn Vanhart of Oroville, Ca., nieces Connie Kecker of Morro Bay, Ca., Carol Kecker Moses of Atlanta, Ga., Lynda Vanhart Converse of Oroville, Ca., and Lori Vanhart Krumrei of Moraga, Ca.

Betty was employed by Dr. Morrison, was secretary at Gibson and Whitehead Elementary Schools in Woodland, and the Federal Soil Conservation Office, Davis from 1974 to 1991. She enjoyed sharing her creativity employed by two local florists.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. John’s UCC Church, 432 Cleveland Street, Woodland 95695.

(A photograph of Betty Bramham is included with this obituary.)

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

BRANDON

D. Marlin Brandon

Donald Marlin Brandon died Feb. 1, 2000, at his Oroville home of natural causes. Born Dec. 20, 1937 in Clarksburg, Tenn., he was 62.

He served in the U.S. Army before beginning his career in the rice industry in 1966. He had served as the director of the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation since 1985.

Brandon grew up on a small farm near Clarksburg, Tenn., and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a master’s degree in soil microbiology from Iowa State University.

He began his career in 1966 as a University of California rice farm adviser in Colusa, Glenn and Yolo counties, where he served for eight years. He was appointed Rice Extension agronomist in the UC Davis agronomy department, where he served until 1979.

During this time, in addition to his research and extension duties, he earned a Ph.D. in soil science from UCD.

He was instrumental in conducting research and developing educational programs showing that zinc deficiency caused alkali disease in rice, and in treating this nutritional problem. He also showed the advantage of band application of phosphorus in rice rotation crops, resulting in yield increases of 2,500 to 4,000 pounds per acre. This management practice was widely adopted in only three years.

Brandon and his colleagues improved fertilizer efficiency in rice by the use of plant tissue analysis and the establishment of critical levels of major plant nutrients for California rice varieties. They also developed ``best management practices’' to optimize grain production of the new California semi-dwarf rice varieties in the late 1970s.

The combination of improved management practices, varieties and progressive growers dramatically increased rice yields and positioned California as a world leader in rice yields and rice production technology.

In 1979, he moved to Louisiana as agronomist at the Louisiana State University Rice Research Station at Crowley, La. With his vast experience, research and team approach, Brandon expedited the rapid adoption of improved semi-dwarf varieties and management practices throughout the Southern United States. This again provided the foundation for dramatic gains in rice productivity in that region. He was also active as a professor with students and on the international scene.

In 1985 he returned to California as director and agronomist at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs. During this period he continued his efforts to facilitate the development of improved rice varieties for California, including new specialty market types.

He was an avid supporter of cooperative research with the University of California, the USDA and the private sector. His leadership and participation were valuable in helping California address the many complex rice production issues and challenges.

Brandon was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, received the California Rice Industry Award, and twice earned the Distinguished Rice Research and Education Award.

He was a mentor, and teacher of rice production science to colleagues, students and growers everywhere. He had an unselfish desire to share his knowledge and expertise with others, and did that at every opportunity.

Brandon will be dearly missed by his family, his co-workers, and the rice growing community, but very well remembered.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Brandon of Oroville, whom he married in 1964; a daughter, Jennifer White of Lafayette, Ind.; a son, David of Oroville; a granddaughter, Alyson White of Lafayette, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Rice Research Trust, P.O. Box 306, Biggs, CA 95917 or the Church of Christ Library Fund, 625 Bird St., Oroville, CA 95965.

A visitation was held Wednesday evening at Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville. Burial will be in Tennessee.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Jan. 30, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRANDON

George A. Brandon

Longtime Davis resident and composer George A. Brandon, 76, died in his sleep in March 30, 2000, following a brief illness.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Stockton, to Horace D. and Georgia C. (Pound) Brandon. He grew up in Stockton and earned a bachelor’s degree in history at the College of the Pacific, now University of the Pacific, in 1945. He went on to earn a master’s degree in sacred music in 1952 and a master’s degree in religious education in 1957 at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

While at Union, he met Dona Lee Banzett, whom he married in 1954.

In the late 1950s the Brandons taught at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., and then at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where their only child, Barbara Anne, was born.

The family relocated to Davis in 1962. In the late 1960s Brandon held positions at several Davis churches, including Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis Community Church and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

His contributions to music at St. Martin’s Church continued well beyond his employ there. He was instrumental in designing the church’s Schlicker pipe organ, installed in 1982, and his compositions were often performed by the various choirs at St. Martin’s, and by his wife, Dona, who was the organist and choir director there for 27 years.

In 1994, he was commissioned by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sacramento to write the “St. Paul’s Suite,” an organ work based on the last chorus of Camille Saint-Saens’ “Christmas Oratorio,” for a concert that celebrated the 80th anniversary of the installation of that church’s pipe organ.

He was a freelance composer, with more than 300 published compositions which include hymn-tunes and texts, choir responses, anthems, secular choruses and organ and piano pieces.

His hobbies included family history and regional history. In addition, he researched and wrote about many aspect of church music and related fields, especially early American hymnody, a passion that continued up until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dona Lee Brandon of Davis; his daughter, Barbara Anne Brandon Severin of Fairbanks, Alaska; and his sister and her husband, Sue and Otto Zimmermann of Modesto and their family.

Plans are pending for a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Yolo County office of the Red Cross, Davis Community Meals, STEAC or CommuniCare Health Centers.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of April 2, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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George Brandon

A memorial service for George Brandon, longtime Davis resident and composer, has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis.

Brandon, 76, died at home on March 30, 2000, after a short illness.

He was active in the 1960s as a church musician in several Davis churches and continued to influence church music in the area through his compositions and in other ways.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dona Brandon of Davis; daughter, Barbara Anne Brandon Severin of Fairbanks, Alaska; and his sister and her husband, Sue and Otto Zimmermann of Modesto and their family.

Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Yolo County Office of the Red Cross, 120 Court St., Woodland, CA 95695; Davis Community Meals, P.O. Box 72463, Davis, CA 95617; CommuniCare Health Centers, P.O. Box 1260, Davis, CA 95617; or STEAC, P.O. Box 1047, Davis, CA 95617.

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

BRANDT

Harry Brandt

Harry Brandt died Jan. 28, 2006. He was 80 years old.

A memorial service begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., with a reception immediately following the service. A private scattering of ashes will be held at a later time.

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Nov. 14, 1925, he began his engineering career in the marine engineering program, the only engineering program available in Holland at the time that was not under German control. During World War II, he went into hiding for a couple of years.

In 1946, he emigrated to the United States. He entered the engineering program at UC Berkeley, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering.

He married Muriel Ruth Harman on Jan. 24, 1953, in Berkeley. Later, he moved to Southern California with his wife where he worked for 10 years at Chevron Research Co. in La Habra. There he worked to develop the latest in oil field equipment and exploration technology. He successfully developed and patented numerous technical advances.

In 1964, he became a professor in the department of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at UC Davis. During his tenure at UC Davis, he served in various teaching, research and leadership capacities that included chairmanship of the department from 1969 to 1974 and in 1985 to 1991.

He retired from the university in 2001 after almost 40 years of service, but continued to guide and mentor students in their academic pursuits at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore. He was also chairman of the board at Clean Energy Systems from 1997 to 2005. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Welding Society, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.

He also engaged in several community activities throughout his life that included being chair of the El Macero Service Advisory Committee that helped instigate the El Macero County Service Area. He also served on the board of the El Macero Improvement Association.

In his personal life, he had a love of figure skating and gymnastics. He also enjoyed the outdoors, including bike riding and hiking in the mountains. In this capacity, he served as a volunteer at the visitors center at the Sawtooth National Recreational Area near Sun Valley, Idaho, and provided information on hiking trails in the area. He also served on the Ridge Homeowners Board in Sun Valley, Idaho.

His family described him as a dynamic individual who seemed to touch everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Muriel Brandt; his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Craig Copelan of Winters; a daughter, Dr. Marilyn Brandt of Stewartsville, N.J.; and a son, Robert Brandt of Santa Clara.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, University Covenant Church, Davis Community Church or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 31, 2006.)

BRANKS

John Branks

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

"Sacramento Union," Sunday July 15, 1917.

DEATHS

BRANKS - Near Madison (Yolo Co.), July 12, 1917, John Branks, father of Mrs. T. J. Hooper of San Francisco, aged 60 years.

BRANNER

Ophelia E. Branner

Ophelia Branner died peacefully Sept. 27, 2004. She was 90.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thompson Hall Jordan Pretty Funeral Home, 918 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio, 45044.

A native of Middletown, Ohio, and graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1933, she moved to West Carrollton, Ohio, in 1941, followed by Dayton, Ohio, in 1955.

She moved to Davis in 1981 after her husband, George Kirk Branner, died.

She was an employee of Wright Patterson Air Force Base for approximately 29 years, where she excelled in her capacity as transportation officer. She was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 1965 Performance of Duties Award and the Department of The Air Force Certificate of Service.

An accomplished musician, she excelled in voice, piano and organ. She performed her first solo at the age of 4 before parishioners in church. She studied voice for many years, performing works of Verdi and others in recitals. She was also a representative of The Dayton Association of Musicians.

She joined the Davis Community Church upon moving to town in 1981, serving as an elder in the church and an active participant in the Presbyterian Women’s Group. She was president of Church Women United of Yolo County 1985-1986 and was pianist for Cornerstone Baptist Church in Davis.

She touched many lives and will be greatly missed, her family said.

She is survived by her son Dr. George R. Branner, his wife Martha E. Branner, and their sons George Kirk, Kent Theodore and Kraig Norbert; granddaughters -in-law Rose A., Christy and Elaine; great grandsons George Kirk IV, Mark Richard; and step-great-granddaughters Timiza Rivera and Tasia Rivera.

She is also survived by her nephew, Lawnie Taylor, his wife and children, Delores Green, Shirley Phillips, Teri Hollins, Keith Taylor, Paige Leverett, Liza Taylor, Sara Taylor and Lawnie Taylor Jr.; nieces Mary Ann Reid, Dorothy Jean Coleman, Marylin, Gwen Bradbury, Madeleine Watson; and nephews Frazier Moore, Avery Watson Jr. and Branner Mark Watson and their offspring.

She is further survived by Doris Mooney, as longtime family support/member who was very important to her life.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 1, 2004.)

BRANNON

Jessie Brannon

Jessie Brannon died while residing at Albuquerque Manor Nursing Home, Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at age 79.

Born March 28, 1923, in Muskogee, Okla., Ms. Brannon moved to Woodland in 1930 from Oklahoma. She attended schools in Knights Landing. She also attended Woodland High School. She worked as a waitress in Woodland, Las Vegas and Reno, Nev. She also resided in Oregon.

Ms. Brannon is survived by her daughters, Sharon Noah of Las Vegas and Michelle Goodman of New Mexico; son, Mark McComb of Florida; brothers, Warren Brannon and wife Faye of Woodland and Glen Brannon of Sacramento; and nieces and nephews of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C. Elsworth and Bessie Mae (Jackson) Brannon; and six sisters and brothers.

A burial is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 11, 2002.)

BRANNAN

Warren Brannan

Warren Brannan died at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Sacramento Monday, April 14, 2003, at age 82.

Born Jan. 30, 1921, in Fort Gibson, Okla., Mr. Brannan had been a Yolo County resident for 75 years. He settled along the Sacramento River, at Knights Landing and then moved to Woodland in 1930s. He was a World War II veteran with the Army Air Forces serving with the 315th Bomb Squadron, 20th Air Force in Guam and Saipan and then in England. After returning to Woodland he worked as a police officer for Woodland and then at UC Davis Campus Police. He was a member of Knights Landing Sportsman Club for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Naomi Faye (Mast) Brannan; sons, Thomas Brannan of Tempe, Ariz. and James Brannan of Santa Clara; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Roy Warren Brannan.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, Canton, Ohio 44720; or the Knights Landing Sportsman Lodge, Knights Landing 95645. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, at Woodland Cemetery, with a burial to follow. A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, with The Rev. Derrill Peabody officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 18, 2003.)

BRANSCOMBE

Lee Branscombe

Lee Branscombe died Wednesday, Jan. 12 in Carmichael at age 67.

Mr. Branscombe was born Oct. 27, 1937 in Sacramento. He worked for Spreckles Sugar for 15 years then later as a social worker for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sacramento. He also worked part-time for the Sacramento Children Receiving Home. He was a member and past president of the Woodland Lions club.

Survivors include Mr. Branscombe’s brother, Richard A. Branscombe of Escalon and his nieces, Dawn Machado and Tina Maranda.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Branscombe’s name be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 1524 McHenry Ave., Modesto, 95350 or to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Branscombe, services will be private. Deegan Funeral Chapel of Escalon is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BRANT

Marie Ferree Brant

Marie Ferree Brant died Dec. 2, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital, following complications from surgery. Born Dec. 12, 1922, near Gays, Ill., she was 82 years old.

A memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois State University in 1944 and a master’s degree from Michigan State University in 1955. She worked as a teacher from 1944 to 1948 in Illinois public schools. From 1948 to 1964, she was a food production manager with Stouffer Corp., a food service director for the University of North Dakota and a food marketing specialist at Michigan State University.

In October 1964, she joined the University of California Agricultural Cooperative Extension as the consumer food marketing specialist, a position she held for 20 years. She retired on June 30, 1984.

In 2001, she married A. Wade Brant, Ph.D., a retired faculty member of the UC Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service.

During her career, she took part in regional training conferences focusing on consumer marketing economics; presented food marketing information in newspaper columns, on radio and television; and wrote food marketing information bulletins for distribution nationwide.

She was an active member of the national Institute of Food Technologists and the Northern California Section of IFT. She served on many key professional committees, including the National Expert Panel on Food Safety and Nutrition. Recognition of her achievements include her appearance in the eighth edition of “Who’s Who of American Women.”

She was known as a trailblazer in her time. As a great communicator, she used all forms of media to carry the message in her work. She launched a popular newsletter called “Marketing Memos” that contained information of interest to food educators, editors, home economists and nutritionists on food processing and food trends.

She was the co-editor of the Northern California Institute of Food Technologists’ “Hornblower” for two years. Her quick wit and sense of humor made her a successful presenter in a popular road show on training for extension advisers and consumer educators.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Wade Brant and his family; her brother, Robert of Tehachapi; a niece, Kristie, and nephews Kent and Kelly from Southern California; several grand-nieces and -nephews; and numerous cousins.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. James Church of Davis, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 8, 2005.)

BRASCH

Howard Andrew Brasch

Howard Andrew Brasch passed away Saturday, July 30, 2005, at his home in Woodland at the age of 85. He had been a resident of Woodland since 1950. He was suffering from terminal prostrate cancer and had recently suffered a slight stroke. Although he was ambulatory and walked with the aid of a cane, his greatest fear was another stroke; therefore, he decided to end his life at approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 30th.

Mr. Brasch, a native of Rochester, N.Y. was a World War II veteran and an Air Force pilot in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he was employed as a crop duster pilot for Joe Borges of Clarksburg, Calif., then as a driver-salesman for the Blue Seal Bread Co. In 1962, he became a sales representative for the Woodland office of the California State Automobile Association and retired in 1981.

He was a retired Major in the Air Force Reserves, a member of American Legion Post 77 and the Eagles Aerie 2345, and a past exalted ruler of Woodland Elks Lodge 1299. He enjoyed golf and for a long time was a member of the Davis Golf Course. On several occasions, the Davis Golf Course booked a golf tour to the Hawaiian Islands and he was fortunate to go on several of those. He loved the Islands, having been stationed there during WWII. He had quite a workshop in his garage and could build or fix practically anything, according to his wife.

Mr. Brasch is survived by his wife of 44 years, Louise (Fish) Brasch; mother-in-law, Rhoda Fish; sister-in-law, Melva Storz, and nephews, John and Eric Storz, all of Woodland; sister, Virginia Ugine and nephew, Dan Ugine of Rochester, N.Y. Additionally, he is survived by his first wife, Ethel Holman and their three children together, Deborah, Patricia, and Paul, all of whom live in the area east of Sacramento. He is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Mr. Brasch’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. He was a member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern California (formerly the Sacramento Valley Memorial Society) and cremation is being conducted by North Sacramento Funeral Home in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 2, 2005.)

BRAUN

Ron Braun

A vigil service and mass will be held next week for Ron Braun, the Davis school district employee who died in a traffic crash near Fresno on Nov. 26.

Friends are invited to attend a vigil service Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave. in Lodi. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 215 Walnut St. (corner of Church and Walnut) in Lodi, with committal at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi immediately following.

Braun was 36. He died when his car was struck head-on by another car that swerved into oncoming traffic while trying to pass on a two-lane highway.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust fund that will benefit Braun’s wife and two children, who survived the accident. Contributions to the trust are being coordinated by Aaron Shonk, a Davis school district employee who can be reached at 757-5300, ext. 121.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," December 8, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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A trust fund has been established for the family of Davis school district employee Ron Braun, who died Nov. 26, 2000, from injuries sustained in a traffic crash.

Braun, who lived in Elk Grove, was the secretary to the Davis Board of Education from July 1999 until June of this year. At that time, he transferred to the position of expeditor for the district’s maintenance and operations department.

During the 1999-2000 academic year, Braun served as United Way campaign coordinator for Davis school district employees, helping to raise nearly $5,000 in donations.

Braun served eight years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of petty officer first class. He was also awarded two Navy Achievement Medals for outstanding performance of duties, and was designated a master training specialist.

According to a story in the Fresno Bee, Braun was driving on Highway 43 near Fresno around 3 p.m. Sunday when another car swerved suddenly out of the opposite lane and struck Braun’s car head-on. Braun was killed, and his wife suffered serious injuries. Their 1-year-old child, who was strapped into a safety seat in the back seat of the car, suffered only minor injuries.

Braun was born July 5, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Prince; daughter Sarah Prince, 13; and son Dylan Braun, 1.

Contributions to the Ron Braun Memorial Trust Fund can be sent to the Davis Joint Unified School District, attn. Aaron Shonk, 526 B St., Davis CA 95616. Checks should be made payable to Aaron Shonk, trustee.

Funeral arrangements and a memorial service for Braun are still being planned.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," December 1, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRAVERMAN

Jacob Braverman

Jacob Braverman died June 6, 2004, in Davis after a brief illness. He was 94.

Born in 1909 in Warsaw, Poland, his family came to the United States when he was about 8 years old. He lived in New York City for most of his life, graduating from the City College of New York and working for the city as an accountant and tax examiner. He retired to Broward County in Florida in the early 1970s and came to Davis in 2000.

He was a student of history, politics and Jewish studies throughout his life. He was also a fine athlete, playing tennis and golf for many decades and beating his sons (on occasion) into his late 80s.

He is survived by two sons, Alan Braverman of New York City and Marc Braverman of Davis, his daughter-in-law, Jana Kay Slater, and granddaughter, Blair Braverman.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive, in Davis. Contributions in his memory can be sent to the rabbi’s discretionary fund at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 10, 2004.)

BRAVO

Alfredo G. Bravo

Alfredo Gonzales Bravo died Aug. 10, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born in Tenamaxtlan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Aug. 5, 1923, to the late Lauro and Jovita Bravo, he was 78 years old.

Bravo was a resident of Yolo County for the past 49 years, and a carpenter for 45 years. He worked for Silvercrest Mobile Home Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the Comite Mexicano de Beneficienca. He enjoyed doing building projects around his home.

He is survived by his children, Silvia Bravo and her husband Pedro Ruelas of Santa Monica, Arnold Bravo, Laura Bravo and her husband Victor Gomez, Miguel Bravo, Guadalupe Bravo and her husband Gaspar Heredia, Dina Bravo and Armando Bravo, all of Woodland, and Sandra Bravo and her husband Miguel Avila.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Luis, Pedro and Alfredo Ruelas of Santa Monica, Luis Esteban Olmos and Adrian, Miguel Angel, Marcos and Casandra Heredia, Victor, Gustavo and Jesus Gomez and Anthony and Daniel Bravo, all of Woodland; his brothers, Rafael Bravo of Santa Monica and Pompeyo Bravo of Tijuana; and his sisters, Refugio Bravo of Tenamaxtlan, Jalisco, and Dolores Ramirez of Inglewood.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Rosary Church, 503 California St. in Woodland, with the funeral mass following at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 318 Court St., after the mass.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 15, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRAVO

Jose Luis Leon Bravo

Jose Luis Leon Bravo died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at age 46.

Born Sept. 27, 1957, in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico, Mr. Bravo had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. He attended school in Michoacan, Mexico. He worked for Anderson Farms and other ranches for 10 years . He also worked for Rice Growers Association in West Sacrament for 15 years.

Survivors include his son, Jose Luis Bravo Jr of Woodland; sisters, Elvia Leonel of Los Angeles, and Consuelo and Teresa Juarez of Mexico City, Mexico; brother, Salvador Bravo of La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico; niece, Esperanza Bravo of Davis; and nephews, Eduardo and Esteban Bravo of Davis. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicanor Bravo, in 1959; mother, Esperanza Leon, in 1993; and sister, Luz Maria Bravo, in 1983.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. today Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with prayer vigil. A mass of Christian burial is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 16, 2003.)

BRAVO

Kathleen E. Bravo

Kathleen Elaine Bravo died May 21, 2001, in the University of Washington Medical Center. Born in San Francisco on Sept. 5, 1954, she was 46.

She had lived in Tacoma, Wash., for the past 10 years. She was employed by Blue Shield as an insurance representative for 10 years.

She is survived by her children, Micaela Gee and her husband Brent of Sacramento, Daniel Bravo of Sacramento and Anthony Bravo of Tacoma, Wash.; her grandson, Ian Freas of Sacramento; her husband, Arnold M. Bravo of Woodland; her stepchildren, Danielle Edgington of Lake City, Fla., Ben Edgington of Tacoma, Wash., and Jaimi Edgington of Tacoma; her companion, Daniel Edgington of Tacoma; her sisters, Jeanette Moore of Woodland, Marisa Orellana of San Diego, Julie Sanchez of Desert Hot Springs and Daria Lynn Sanchez of New York; her mother, Julia Sanchez of Davis; and her stepfather, Larry Sanchez of Castroville.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Petra Pereyra.

Visitation will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at McNary’s.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 24, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRAVO

Simon I. Bravo

Simon Isaac Bravo of Davis died May 27, 2002, at Sutter Memorial Hospital’s Special Care Nursery in Sacramento. He was 4 months old.

He was born Jan. 28, 2002, in Sacramento to Emigdio and Malina Bravo of Davis. He came quietly into this world and left quietly. Although here for only a short time, he brought great joy to his parents and to those whose lives he touched. He will be greatly missed.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service today at 7 p.m. at Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98, Davis.

Family and friends are also invited to attend a graveside service at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Charitable contributions may be made in Simon’s name to the Special Care Nursery at Sutter Memorial Hospital, 5151 F St., Sacramento, CA 95823.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 30, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRAVO

Esperanza Lopez Bravo

Esperanza Lopez Bravo died on Sunday, Aug. 8, at age 7.

Born Dec. 28, 1996, in Davis to Jose and Alicia Bravo, Esperanza had been a Yolo County resident for her entire life. She attended Greengate School and was a member of the Head Start Program in Davis.

Survivors include Esperanza’s parents, Jose and Alicia Bravo, brothers, Eduardo and Esteban Bravo of all of Davis, grandfather Salvador Lopez of La Pieda, Mexico, uncles Francisco Lopez and Rafael Lopez of Woodland, and Salvador Lopez of Huron. Also surviving are aunts Estella Lopez of Mendota and Elvia Juarez of Panorama City. She was preceded in death by grandmothers Josepfina Ayala and Esperanza Leon Hernandez and uncle Jose Luis Bravo.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at noon. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 10, 2004.)

BRAVO

Simon Isaac Bravo

Simon Isaac Bravo of Davis died May 27, 2002, at Sutter Memorial Hospital’s Special Care Nursery in Sacramento. He was 4 months old.

He was born Jan. 28, 2002, in Sacramento to Emigdio and Malina Bravo of Davis. He came quietly into this world and left quietly. Although here for only a short time, he brought great joy to his parents and to those whose lives he touched. He will be greatly missed.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service today at 7 p.m. at Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98, Davis.

Family and friends are also invited to attend a graveside service at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Charitable contributions may be made in Simon’s name to the Special Care Nursery at Sutter Memorial Hospital, 5151 F St., Sacramento, CA 95823.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 30, 2002.)

BRECKLER

Rosemary Breckler

Rosemary Breckler died at Mercy Hospital, Sacramento, Friday, May 30, 2003 at the age of 77, from complications following emergency open heart surgery.

She was born May 14, 1926 in Waynesville, Ohio to parents Robert and Mary (Whetsal) Sheeter. She attended school in Columbus, Ohio where she met and married her husband, Joseph H. Breckler in 1945. In 1963 she, her husband and their four children moved to California where they still reside. She made her home in Woodland for the past 28 years.

Until her retirement in 1991, Rosemary worked for many years as a licensed nurses aide and also as a housekeeper in many private homes in Woodland. She was known for her expert care, kindness and strong work ethic. She took great pleasure in the company of her children and grandchildren. She was an enthusiastic bingo player and enjoyed the company of her many friends.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter Starr Breckler Barrow and husband Jeff of Woodland; son Rocky Breckler and companion Jo Ann Basher of Oroville; daughter Cricket Connors and husband Tom of Santa Clara and son Ronald Breckler and wife Stacy of San Jose; grandchildren Kymberlee Barrow Stapleton and husband Evan of Woodland, Holidae Barrow and fiancé Christian Sherrill of San Jose, Allison and Katelyn Connors of Santa Clara, Cory, Todd and Rebecca Breckler of San Jose; and great-grandchildren Logan Lee and Sonia Lynn Breckler of San Jose. She is also survived by sisters Stella Nichols, Betty Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews who still reside in Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Sheeter; brothers, Howard, Harry, Arthur, John and Robert. Her husband, Joseph Henry, died in 1982 and her son, Joseph Arthur, died in 1954.

No services are scheduled. A memorial gathering in "Remembrance of Rosemary" will be held by her family at a later date.

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

(A photograph of Rosemary Breckler is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 05, 2003.)

BREEN

Dennis J. Breen

Dennis J. Breen died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 63.

Born June 16, 1941, and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Mendel Catholic High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science with a concentration on farm operations from Iowa State University in 1964. He worked in the meat industry for more than 40 years. He began his career in the Chicago Union Stock Yards and ended as the CEO of Transhumance Holding Company, the company behind the Superior Farms and Country Meadow brands.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen nee Kryda, whom he had known since childhood, were married in 1964. Together they journeyed through life and raised a family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving and world travel. Breen has been a resident of Davis for the past 20 years. His family says he will be loved forever and greatly missed.

Breen is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Ellen Breen of Davis; children, Dennis J. Breen III and wife Erica of Walnut Creek, and Timothy M. Breen and wife Teri of San Jose; five grandchildren, Amanda, Caitlin, D. John, Kristen and Dylan; mother, Dorothy E. Breen of Country Club Hills, Ill.; sisters, Patricia Schmidt of Porter, Ind., Kathleen Sellers and husband Charles of Lakeside, Mich.; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.; the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis. Interment will be private.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the Sutter Davis Infusion & Oncology Dept., 2000 Sutter Place, Davis, CA 95616; the Stanford Medical Center Bone Marrow Transplant Dept., 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305; or by making a blood donation in his name.

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

BREWER

John William Brewer

John William Brewer, a UC Davis professor emeritus, died Oct. 17, 2003, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was 65.

Born Jan. 29, 1938, in San Francisco, he was raised in Petaluma. He graduated from high school there in 1955. He lettered in three sports and was inducted into the high school football hall of fame.

He later attended UC Berkeley, where he earned his doctorate in engineering and physics. While a graduate student, he worked as a lecturer.

He accepted a position as a professor of engineering at UCD in 1965. He went on to author numerous technical papers and two text books, one of them on automatic controls.

He was an avid Aggie fan and never missed home games, his family said. He also maintained a Web site called "Male Voices in Praise of Jane Austen," that serves as a compendium of scholarship on that author. He also loved animals, and faithfully fed a small colony of feral cats on the UCD campus for many years.

He enjoyed spending time with and mentoring young people, and had a particularly close relationship with his cousin, Kent Boes, a UCD engineering student. In 1995, Brewer took six of his nieces and nephews on a cross-country train trip to Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Marylou Brewer of Davis, and children, Jeffrey C. Brewer of Davis and Cori M. Brewer of Woodland. He is also survived by his brother Thomas Brewer and his wife Linda of Elk Grove; sister Caryl Spencer and her husband Emory of Sacramento; grandchildren Anthony William Brewer and Chelsea Griffith; nieces and nephews, Kristina, Heather and Angela Brewer, Janice and Bret Zumwalt, Cheriene, Susann and David Griffith, Tresa Abuan, Sule and Ibrahim Suleiman; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the AGR Room at the Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 23, 2003.)

BREWER

Leola 'Lee' Willes Brewer

Leola "Lee" Willes Brewer of Robbins died at UC Davis Medical Center Friday, Dec. 31 at age 70.

Mrs. Brewer was born Oct. 29, 1934 in Lehi, Utah to the late George and Ima Willes. She had been a Yolo County resident for 29 years. She had worked as a waitress, bartender, truck driver and U.S. Mail rural transporter.

Survivors include Mrs. Brewer’s children, Leola Fay Provencio of Manteca, Richard Brewer and his wife Tamara of Vallejo, Barbara Gyles and her husband Dennis of Elk Grove and Paul Brewer of Woodland; her grandchildren, Michael S. Kane and his wife Lynnette of Manteca, Victoria Tague of Citrus Heights, Aimeé Stacey Jr. and her husband Alfred of Sacramento, Monica and Steven Brewer of Vallejo and Meaghan Brewer of Woodland; her great-grandchildren, Jena Tague, Jessica and Michael Edward Kane and Alexandria Chensa Stacey; her companion of 26 years, Roy Chadwick of Robbins and her brothers, Fred and Frank Willes. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Edward Brewer; her children, Donna, David and William Ray Brewer; her son-in-law, David Provencio; her parents, George and Ima Willes and her brother, Ralph Willes.

The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Brewer’s name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Brewer, no services are scheduled. Evergreen Memorial of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 05, 2005.)

BREWER

Lewis Lesley Brewer

Lewis Lesley Brewer died unexpectedly on Monday, July 4, 2005, at his Rancho Cordova home. He was 50.

Born in Auburn on May 25, 1955, to Lewis and Tabitha (McMains) Brewer, he attended area schools in San Andreas, graduating from Calaveras High School in the class of 1973. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until an injury forced a medical discharge.

He kept close ties in Yolo County through family and employment, as he worked for Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital in maintenance and most recently A-1 Cab Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Brewer; parents Lewis and Tabitha Brewer; sisters Leona Alec, Lorraine Reeves and Yolonda Alonzo; brothers Archie and Charles Quigley and William and Walter Brewer.

He is survived by his brother Jake Quigley and wife Betty of Siloam Springs, Ark.; sisters Blanche James and husband Don, and Bette Hollar and husband Joe of Woodland; May, Lola and June Brewer, all of Calaveras County; stepchildren Ester and Tina Christian of Woodland, Paul Christian of Shelton, Wash., and Steve and Emily Christian of Meridian, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Interment services are pending, and will be held at the Woodland Cemetery.

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

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

BREWER

Paul R. Brewer

Paul R. Brewer died Feb. 21, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 4, 1917, in Alma, Ark., to the late Richard and Rosa Brewer, he was 83.

He was a resident of Yolo County for the past 50 years and was employed in Yolo County’s road maintenance department for 20 years.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Vacaville. He loved cars and especially loved taking driving trips. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Brewer is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Vuneda Brewer of Davis; his children, Dolores Burdick and her husband Laurence of Davis, Roy Brewer and his wife Wink of Sacramento, and Jim Brewer and his wife Nancy of Idaho; grandchildren, Paul Burdick of Missouri and Don Burdick of Utah; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Aaron and Scott Burdick and Brett Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his three sisters and nine brothers.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Woodland Cemetery. The Rev. Stacy Ellis will officiate.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, February 26, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRIGGS

Dorothy Crane Briggs

Dorothy Crane Briggs, a Davis resident for more than 75 years, died at her son’s home on Saturday, June 11, 2005. She was 103 years old.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.

Born Aug. 12, 1901, in Berkeley, to John and Elizabeth Crane, she grew up in Berkeley and graduated from University of California with a degree in bacteriology. In 1923 she married Fred N. Briggs, an associate pathologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They moved to Davis in 1930.

She was the owner and manager of Discoveries gift shop from 1960 to 1993. She was made an honorary life member of the Davis Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her years of outstanding service and significant contributions to the Chamber. She is one of 11 people to receive this recognition in the 100 years of the Chamber’s She was active in the League of Women Voters, Leisure Hour and University Farm Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred N. Briggs, former dean of the College of Agriculture.

She is survived by her two sons, Norman Briggs and his wife Ozell Yates Briggs of Louisville, Ky.; and John Briggs of Sacramento; granddaughter Laura Brown of Louisville, Ky.; great-granddaughter Amanda Brown and her husband Al Prescott of Maryland; and grandson Mark Brown and his wife Kate and their daughter Caroline of Florida.

Remembrances may be made in her name to the charity of the donor’s choice. A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 15, 2005.)

BRIGGS

Effie D. Briggs

Effie D. Briggs, daughter of Abiel and ---- Briggs, aged 20 years and 11 months. There is no age or condition in life exempt when the summons comes for a change. Scarcely had the father of this young lady been put out of sight, when she was taken with the same or similar illness and summoned to follow. She was a young lady of more than ordinary promise, had nearly finished her education and had endeared herself to a large circle of acquaintances, by her social winning ways. Many a young lady will mourn their absent companion and sister; yet we say mourn not; she has only gone a few days in advance; soon to her beautiful home, you will all be welcomed.

The Winters Advocate, December 21, 1878.

(This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

BRIGGS

Fenley R. Briggs

Fenley R. Briggs passed away on March 23, 1999, at the Cottonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodland. He was 91.

Mr. Briggs was born on Feb. 24, 1908 in Yolo County, two miles north of Winters, to J.R. (Jimmy) and Sallie Briggs, pioneer family of Yolo County. He was a Yolo County resident all of his life. He served in World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth FitzPatrick and husband, Brooks; grandchildren, Shawn and Ryan FitzPatrick all of Manchester, Missouri; brother, Yolo Briggs of Winters; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, William Keller, of Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Elizabeth (Bullard) Briggs.

The family requests no funeral service. Interment will take place in the Woodland Mausoleum, in the Woodland Cemetery. McNary’s Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

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

BRIGGS

Yolo Briggs

Yolo Biggs passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Sept. 2, 2004. Born July 31, 1902, he was 102 years old.

Mr. Briggs was a World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific, a retired deputy sheriff of Yolo County and a walnut grower. He was loved by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alice Mae; children Kim Briggs (Sandy Carlson), Candee Briggs and Randee Briggs Hutchison; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Caldwell, James, Fenley and his sister Jeanette.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, in Winters. A reception will follow at the Clarence Scott Ranch, 24909 County Road 29, off of County Road 89, about five miles north of Winters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Yolo County Hospice or the donor’s favorite charity.

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

BRINGHURST

Royce S. Bringhurst

Royce S. Bringhurst died in his home on Nov. 28, 2005, following a long illness.

He was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Bennion, Salt Lake County, Utah, the fifth of seven children born to Florence Elizabeth Smith and John Tripp Bringhurst.

He graduated from Granite High School in 1937, and attended Utah State College for two years, interrupting his schooling to serve in the Spanish-American Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from November 1939 to April 1942.

Several weeks after his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Pearl Davidson, on May 14, 1942, in the Salt Lake City Temple.

He departed shortly thereafter to serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. He flew 65 combat missions in B-25 bombers over Italy, France and Germany as radioman, bombardier, photographer and navigator.

After a six-year absence, he returned to college and graduated with a B.S. degree in agronomy from Utah State University in 1947. By 1950, he had completed master’s and doctorate degrees in agronomy and genetics from the University of Wisconsin. He took a faculty position at UCLA in 1950 as an avocado geneticist, and subsequently moved to UC Davis in 1953 to become a strawberry geneticist.

At UCD he served as chairman of the pomology department for several years beginning in 1970 and retired from the university after 39 years of service in 1989. During his long career he developed some 30 strawberry varieties, which produced more than 75 percent of the nation’s strawberries. His work on day-neutral varieties changed the landscape of the strawberry industry and greatly extended the growing season.

He was honored for his work as a Fellow in the American Society of Horticultural Science in 1970, and Utah State University awarded him an honorary doctorate at its 100th commencement in 1993. He consulted for the Ford Foundation, US AID, UN FAO and Argentina, Mexico, Italy, United Arab Republic and Egypt.

Following his retirement, he and Pearl served from 1992 to 1994 as church service missionaries in Chile, where he trained Chilean farmers in fruit and berry production. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as the first bishop of the student ward in Davis, beginning in 1971. He and Pearl served as temple workers in the Oakland Temple for 18 years.

He enjoyed music and sang tenor with the Sacramento Symphony Choir; he also acted in local musical productions and was one of the original members of the Davis Comic Opera Company.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pearl; their six children, Jean Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev.; Florence Nielsen and her husband Lawrence of Browns Valley; Marla Vaughn and her husband John of Oroville; Ann Huffaker and her husband Ray of Pullman, Wash.; John Bringhurst and his wife Betty of Woodland; and Margaret Dobbins and her husband John of Woodland; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services are today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Elmwood Drive, Davis. A viewing was to begin at 1 p.m. with the funeral at 2 p.m. and the burial to follow at the Davis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 1, 2005.)

BRINLEY

John Weber Brinley

John Weber Brinley died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at age 82.

Born Nov. 4, 1919, Mr. Brinley was the son of the late Al Green (Sam) Brinley and Gertrude (Weber) Brinley. He was a life long resident of Davis whose grandparents were one of the early settlers in what was then Davisville.

Mr. Brinley graduated from Davis High School in 1937 with 28 other classmates. He spent a year at UC Davis participating in ROTC and transferred to UC Berkeley where he graduated in 1941. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1941 to 1945. During the war, while on leave, he was set up on a blind date with Laurette Frances Suez. They fell in love and married in 1944. After the war they resided in Davis and he started working for the Bank of Davis for a year, and then upon his father’s request went to work for him in the newly established Brinley Real Estate and Insurance Co. In 1961, after his father’s death, he took over the business and it became one of the largest Real Estate businesses in Yolo County, with offices in Davis, Woodland, and Winters.

He was very active in service groups and helped out many individuals throughout his lifetime. He received the Covell Trophy Award for leadership in civic activity and unselfish service to the Davis community. In addition, he served as president of the UC Davis Library Associates, president of the Yolo County Housing Authority, and was a member of the Yolo County Historical Society and a member of St. James Church. According to his family members, "he was a true adventurer, who loved to travel. He loved meeting people from all origins and walks of life."

Mr. Brinley is survived by his daughters, Melanie Vaupel of Petaluma, and Michelle Kay and husband John of Laguna Niguel; and sons, Martin Brinley of Sonoma, and John Kevin Brinley and wife Julie of Davis.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle Vaupel of Petaluma, Janelle, Justine, and Jillian Kay of Laguna Niguel, Sam Brinley of Oroville, Amanda Jones and husband Robert of Reno, and John Kyle Brinley of Oroville; and grandchild, Marissa Jones.

Friends are welcome to attend the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at St. James Church, 200 West 14th, Davis.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, also at St. James Church. Graveside service will follow at Davis Cemetery, 820 Poleline Road.

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

Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BRINTON

Mary Mies Brinton

Longtime resident of Davis, Mary Mies Brinton died at home on Jan. 6, 2006, at the age of 90.

A memorial mass begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

Born June 6, 1915, in Pontiac, Ill., she moved with her family to California in 1922, first to Highland Park and later to Oceanside, where she attended high school, graduating in 1932. Given the times, she was fortunate to find a job at the high school, progressing from typist to head secretary. She also taught evening classes in typing, and after her mother’s death, kept house for her father and brother, Leo.

In 1937 she moved to Washington, D.C., working first for the Government Printing Office and later for the Social Security Tax Unit. She often spoke enthusiastically of her time as an independent young woman in the nation’s capital. Her transfer to the tax office in Los Angeles the next year coincided with her father’s death. She continued to work for the federal government for the next eight years.

While ice skating, she became acquainted with members of the Ski Mountaineering Section of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. Through this club, she became an avid skier, hiker and camper, and eventually met her husband, Bob Brinton.

They were married in January 1946 while he was completing his doctorate degree in chemistry at UCLA. When he received a position in the chemistry department at UC Davis in its post-war expansion phase, they moved to Davis in 1948. Together, they designed a house on Oak Avenue, and over a period of a few years worked as a team to build it themselves. They resided in this house for more than half a century.

After the birth of her three daughters, Donna, Louise and Laurel, she worked from home, typing numerous dissertations and books. After the girls began school, she returned to work at the university, first in the botany department and later in the psychology department. Most of this time, she worked only 80 percent so that she and the family could take weekend trips to the Sierra where the entire family enjoyed hiking, backpacking and skiing adventures.

She was the mainstay of the psychology department office, rising to management services officer. Her network of friends extended across campus. She retired from the university in 1982.

She and her husband had a passionate interest in traveling. In addition to sabbaticals spent in Ottawa, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; and Cambridge, England, they traveled extensively throughout the world, reflecting their love of the outdoors. This included treks in the Himalayas, visits to orangutan sanctuaries in Indonesia, and small boat travel around the Galapagos and Patagonia.

Following Bob’s death in 1986, she became involved in volunteer activities, including UC Davis Medical Center and University Farm Circle.

She is survived by her three daughters, Donna Brinton of Los Angeles and her significant other, Christos Eliopoulos; Louise Brinton of Bethesda, Md., and her husband Kevin Adams; and Laurel Brinton of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her husband Ralph Brands; and by two granddaughters, Monica Brands and Elise Adams.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to an organization that Mary supported for many years, the Mission San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala (www.sanlucasmission.com), 1400 Sixth St. North, New Ulm, Minn. 56073; to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org); or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, January 9, 2006.)

BRIONES

Daniel Joseph Briones, Sr. (1st of 2 obituaries)

Daniel Joseph Briones Sr., age 63, died March 1 in Woodland. He had resided in Yolo County for 14 years. Mr. Dan Briones was born July 5, 1941 in San Jose. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1960, joined the military (Army) from 1961 to 1964 and earned his bachelor’s degree at San Jose State University in 1976. Dan worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale for 21 years, retiring in 1993. He moved back to Woodland in 1997 to return to his hometown. Mr. Dan Briones was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and the Elks Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Briones, Woodland; mother, Lillian Serviss, Woodland; daughter, Jeanette Jacobucci, fiancée, Eric Richardson and grandson, Marcos Briones, New York; daughter, Sandra Briones, spouse, Jeannine Negrette, grandchildren, Samuel, Paulina and Michael Briones, San Jose; son, Daniel Briones Jr. and fiancé, Judy Gonzales, San Jose; brother, Joe and wife Lynn Briones, nieces and nephews, Denise, Joey, Brian, Danielle, Diane, Brandon and grandnephews, Eric, Alex and Garrett, San Martin; sister, Patsy and husband Felix Ybarra and niece, Camila, Woodland. Numerous loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Briones. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Kaiser Hospital.

Visitation will be held at McNary’s Chapel on Friday evening, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral Mass is scheduled for noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Saturday, March 5, with interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 03, 2005.)

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Daniel Joseph Briones, Sr. (2nd of 2 obits.)

Daniel Joseph Briones Sr. died Tuesday, March 1 in Woodland at age 63.

Mr. Briones was born July 5, 1941 in San Jose. He had been a Yolo County for 14 years. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1960, served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964 and earned his bachelor’s degree at San Jose State University in 1976. He worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale for 21 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and the Elks Club.

Survivors include Mr. Briones’ wife, Jeanie Briones of Woodland; his daughters, Jeanette Jacobucci and her fiancée, Eric Richardson of New York and Sandra Briones and her life partner Jeannine Negrette of San Jose; his son, Daniel Briones Jr. and his fiancé, Judy Gonzales of San Jose; his grandchildren, Marcos Briones of New York and Samuel, Paulina and Michael Briones of San Jose; his mother, Lillian Serviss of Woodland; his sister, Patsy Ybarra and her husband Felix of Woodland; his brother, Joe Briones and his wife Lynn of San Martin; his nieces and nephews, Denise, Joey, Brian, Danielle, Diane and Brandon of San Martin and Camila of Woodland and grandnephews, Eric, Alex and Garrett of San Martin. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Briones.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday, March 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 04, 2005.)

BROCKHOFF

Charles William Brockhoff

Charles William Brockhoff, 92, died Feb. 9 in Davis.

A memorial gathering will be held at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

Born Sept. 28, 1913 at his grandfather’s winery on Zinfandel Lane in Saint Helena to Charles F. and Gertrude Rowson Brockhoff, Charles Brockhoff was an only child.

Brockhoff moved with his parents to San Francisco at the age of three and was a 1931 graduate of Lick Wilmerding High School. In December of 1935 he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley.

There, he was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity, and was later the president of the Peninsula Chapter of the Cal Alumni Association.

Brockhoff was a longtime employee of Bethlehem Shipbuilding in San Francisco, and spent his later years regaling family and friends with wonderful stories about the shipyard, his family said.

Brockhoff and his family lived in San Carlos from 1950 to 1970 when they moved across San Francisco Bay to Albany.

When Brockhoff retired in 1975, he moved to his wife Lucia’s family farm in Yolo County where he lived until his death.

He enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad and had an active retirement on the farm, his family said.

Brockhoff was the loving husband of 67 years to Lucia Staib Brockhoff, and father to Ann Brockhoff Lister and her husband Tom of Piedmont, and Donald Charles Brockhoff and his wife Kay of Zamora.

Brockhoff is also survived by grandchildren: Susan Lewis Swift and her husband Joel of Davis, Cheryl Brockhoff Coker and her husband Jeremy of Fair Oaks, and Donald William Brockhoff and his wife Christena of Marysville; and great-grandchildren Zachary Charles Swift of Davis, Aiden Paul and Brian Coker of Fair Oaks and Matthew Brockhoff of Marysville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Swift Fund for the Arts (Charles W. Brockhoff Memorial Scholarship), P.O. Box 4074, Davis, CA. 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, March 5, 2006.)

BROOKS

Robert H. Brooks

Robert H. Brooks passed away Saturday, June 26, 2004 at his home in Winters, California. He was born in La Plata, New Mexico on July 8, 1920 to Bert and Avis Brooks. He was 83 years old.

Robert, or Bobby as he was known to family and friends, served in the Navy during World War II and extended his military career by serving in the U. S. Air Force for 16 years, retiring in 1964. Upon leaving the military he settled in Davis, California and spent 16 years working for the Yolo County Probation Department.

Bobby was a loving husband to his wife of 31 years, Bernadine Giraud, and a caring father to his three sons, Clay, Kim and Brent and his stepson Michael Giraud. He enjoyed country living, open spaces and being in the company of friends and relatives. In his retirement years he and his wife boarded horses, tended goats and chickens, and cared for numerous dogs and cats on their property in the foothills outside of Winters. Bobby loved reading, bar-b-ques, Solitaire, and playing Mahjong on his computer. He was a longtime fan of U. D. Davis Aggie football and the Sacramento Kings basketball team. Bobby will be missed for his dry humor, kidding nature, and gentle spirit.

Along with his wife and sons, Bobby leaves behind brothers Stanley and Ray, and a sister, Kay. Grandsons, Jason, Daniel and Toby, and step Granddaughter, Samantha also survive him. Numerous loving great grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends also mourn his passing.

A graveside service for Bobby was given at the Davis Cemetery on Friday, July 9, 2004.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 22, 2004, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

BROOKS

Robert Nelson "Bob" Brooks

Robert Nelson "Bob" Brooks of rural Woodland died unexpectedly May 31, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 69.

Born July 29, 1933, in Sierra Madre to Nelson J. and Agnes (Fee) Brooks, he was raised in Altadena. He was a graduate of Pasadena City College and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

As a young man, Brooks was a member of the Davis Jaycees and the Davis Volunteer Fire Department. He was later a professional firefighter at UCD, where he served as fire marshal. He gave up the post to pursue commercial salmon fishing, trucking and farming.

Preceded in death by his parents, Brooks is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jill; sons William N. and his wife Ann of Federal Way, Wash., and Charles R. "Sam" and his wife Tamara of Esparto; grandchildren Candice M. Brooks of Kodak, Tenn., Jack R. of Federal Way, Samantha J. and Jason T. of Esparto; and three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, all of Yolo County.

He is also survived by his brother Charles J. Brooks and wife Romona of Saratoga and his Elizabeth R. Winter and husband Paul of Pasadena, as well as two nieces and their families.

No services are scheduled, in keeping with the deceased’s wishes. He donated his organs through DCI Organ Services of Sacramento. Other arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Sacramento. His ashes will be scattered at sea by his family at a later date.

Remembrances may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, June 3, 2003.)

BROWER

Eric Brower

Eric Brower died peacefully in his sleep on March 6, 2003. Born on Feb. 25, 1962, in Versailles, France, he was 41 years old.

He had lived in Davis since October 2000. Prior to that, he spent six months in rehabilitation in Southern California and endured six months of hospitalization after suffering a catastrophic injury as a result of a fall while climbing in the High Sierra in late July 1999. The injury fractured several vertebrae in his neck and left him paralyzed below the shoulders.

He spent much of his childhood in Davis. He was educated both in California and French schools as his family periodically moved to Versailles. He was fluent in French and deeply attached to French culture.

He graduated in 1985 from UC Davis. He had begun hiking in the Sierra Nevada while still in high school. After graduation, he loved to Mammoth Lake to live close to the mountains. He worked in the outdoors, first as a back-country wilderness ranger and wildland firefighter then as a survey technician with the Bureau of Land Management.

He became an avid photographer, accumulating several hundred pictures of wilderness scenes extending from the Pacific Northwest to the Canyon lands of Utah, but centering on the Eastern Sierra. He was an ardent environmentalist, working with David Brower in the Save the Earth organization on campaigns to prevent wilderness development and degradation.

For a time, he wrote an environmental column for the local newspaper, The Mammoth Times. He was proudest of the fact that in his 21 years of hiking in the Sierra Nevada, he climbed more than 100 peaks.

After moving back to Davis, he set about constructing a new life while still keeping in touch with the wilderness. His wilderness photographs became, for him, a source of inspiration and comfort. With the encouragement of his friends and family, he decided to present his work at exhibits.

The first was held at the UC Davis Alumni Center in the fall of 2002. Subsequently, a second exhibit appeared in the Fresno City Center in January 2003. He was deeply gratified to receive from the California State Assembly a certificate of recognition for his work in support of the preservation of the wilderness and for his dedication to teaching through the eye of his camera the wonder of natural history.

Brower began classes at local community colleges to train in a career in drug and alcohol counseling. He confronted enormous everyday difficulties, but continued courageously to pursue his goals until the very eve of his sudden death.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brower of Berkeley; sisters, Caroline Wiehl of Fresno and Valerie Pollock of Walnut Creek; and by a young niece and two nephews to whom he was very devoted.

His memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Avenue, Springfield, N.J. 07081, with the notation "in memory of Eric Brower."

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, March 11, 2003.)

BROWER

Faye Finnette Brower

Faye Finnette Brower died on Monday, March 24, 2003, at age 81.

Born July 9, 1921, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, Ms. Brower had been a Yolo County resident for 14 years. She worked as assistant treasurer for Xerox company for 26 years.

Survivors include her nine nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: Cremains will be returned to her family.

Services: A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland followed by a burial.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 17, 2003.)

BROWN

Charles Robert Brown

Charles Robert Brown died Sept. 1, 2005, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. He was 58 years old.

He was born in Sacramento on Oct. 15, 1946, to Charles and Jane (Gregg) Brown. He attended area schools, graduating from Winters High School in 1964.

A professional truck driver, Brown was employed for 35 years by Albright Trucking of Woodland, and Valley Farm Trucking and Antonini Trucking, both of Yuba City. He retired in 1995.

He is survived by his sons, Martin Brown of San Francisco and Eric Brown of Yuba City; stepson, Ronnie of Colorado; a sister, Carolyn Childress of Woodland; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jane Brown.

A celebration of life service for Brown will be held at a later date, his family said. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting with the arrangements.

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

BROWN

Dottie "Momsie" Brown

Dottie "Momsie" Brown died peacefully at her Davis home on May 3, 2004. She was 65 years old.

Born in Olive Hill, Ky., on Valentine’s Day in 1939, she married Bill "Buster" Brown, founder of Brown Construction Co., in 1958. They lived in Sacramento for 10 years, and moved to Davis in 1968.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, her family said. Except for a few years of working intermittently at the state Employment Development Department, she devoted herself to the joys of her life - her family and home.

During her two-year battle with ovarian cancer, her absolute trust in God and loving support of a huge family and hundreds of friends sustained and comforted her to the end.

She is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Bill Brown of Davis; daughter, Cindy Wilson and her husband Sam of Davis; and son, Ronald Brown and his wife Mary of Davis. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Travis, Marcus and Haley Wilson, Dominic and Dillard Brown, and great-grandson, Daniel Wilson, all of Davis.

She was "Momsie" to the grandchildren, her mother-in-law Deanna, and Mary’s daughters Emily, Sarah, Hannah and Claire.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Private interment will be at the Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617 or to the UC Davis Cancer Center, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 5, 2004.)

BROWN

Edward Nevin Brown

Edward Nevin Brown passed away Jan. 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marjorie "Midge" Lloyd Brown. He is survived by his son, Stephen Nevin Brown and daughter-in-law, Denese Gail Welch of Mt. Shasta and his grandson, Benjamin Boston of Portland, Ore.

Ed was born in Philadelphia May 13, 1918. Orphaned at four years of age, Ed was placed in the Girard College for Boys in Philadelphia. Upon graduation in 1936, Ed joined the Philadelphia office of Southern Pacific Company as a clerk, progressing though several positions. At the same time, Ed attended the University of Pennsylvania (Evening Wharton School).

He was promoted to Chief Clerk for Southern Pacific in the Atlanta office in 1941. With the outbreak of World War II, Ed was transferred to San Francisco and subsequently to the Portland offices of SP. While in Portland, he was inducted to the U.S. Army as a private and discharged as a captain.

After the war, Ed re-entered service to the Southern Pacific Company, first going to St. Louis, then Chicago, New York, back to Chicago and finally to the San Francisco headquarters. He was appointed General Traffic Manager of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (a subsidiary of SP), in St. Louis in 1966. He returned to San Francisco as Assistant Vice-president of Traffic of SP and was subsequently appointed Vice-president of the SSW in 1978. Ed retired in 1982, after 47 years of service.

During his career, he attended Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program in 1963. He was particularly proud of being a founding member of the Park Forest, Ill. Volunteer Fire Department in 1949.

Before moving to Mt. Shasta in 2003, Ed volunteered at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Clinic, was a member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, SIRS, the Southern Pacific Executive Officers’ Association and delivered "Meals on Wheels" in Menlo Park.

Visitation will be held at McNary’s Chapel in Woodland Friday, Jan. 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Graveside services will be at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, Mercy Mt. Shasta.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 20, 2005.)

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Edward Nevin Brown (1918- 2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Edward Nevin Brown died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 at age 86.

Mr. Brown was born in Philadelphia May 13, 1918. He graduated from the Girard College for Boys in Philadelphia in 1936. He attended the University of Pennsylvania (Evening Wharton School) and in 1963 he attended Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. He worked for the Southern Pacific Company for 47 years, retiring in 1982 as vice-president of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, a subsidiary of SP. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a captain. He was a founding member of the Park Forest, Ill. Volunteer Fire Department in 1949 and volunteered at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Clinic, was a member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, SIRS, the Southern Pacific Executive Officers’ Association and delivered Meals on Wheels in Menlo Park.

Survivors include Mr. Brown’s son, Stephen Nevin Brown and daughter-in-law, Denese Gail Welch of Mt. Shasta and his grandson, Benjamin Boston of Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie "Midge" Lloyd Brown.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Brown’s name be directed to Mercy Hospice, Mercy Mt. Shasta.

Services: Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 21 at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Graveside services followed the viewing at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BROWN

Frances Helen Brown

Frances Helen Brown died May 1, 2004, in Salem, Ore. She was 87 years old.

She was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Harris and grew up on the Humboldt coast above Trinidad. She graduated from Arcata High School in 1933.

A homemaker for many years, she went to work as an assistant manager of the Scotts Valley Fruit Exchange of Lakeport in 1952. Four years later, she moved her family to Davis and worked for the next 23 years at UC Davis - first in pomology, then at the veterinary clinic, then back to pomology.

She was a horsewoman all her adult life, and was also involved with square dancing and sailing. She also loved to sew and knit.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Crawford H. Brown.

She is survived by a son, James R. Ley, and two daughters, Helen Punches and Judy Mehrens, all of Port Orchard, Wash. She is also survived by two grandsons, five granddaughters, two great-grandsons and six great-granddaughters.

A graveside service for the family will be held on July 11 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 19, 2004.)

BROWN

James W. Brown

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Daily Bee," Sacramento, Monday Evening May 11, 1863.

Near Knight’s Landing, May 6th, James W. BROWN, aged 4 years and 3 days.

BROWN

Joe M. Brown

Mr. Joe M. Brown died of a brief illness in Sacramento, Friday, Jan. 7 at age 76.

Born June 10, 1928, in Erick OK, Mr. Brown was the owner of Central Auto Parts-the Napa Auto Parts in Dixon for 29-years. He also worked at Crausian International in Woodland for 11-years and worked at Kern County Equipment in Bakersfield and Waco for 15-years.

As a young man, he enjoyed bowling, and trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe. He also enjoyed visits with family, friends and college and pro-football.

Mr. Brown is survived by daughters, Karen L. Brown and husband Ray Camby and Jo Ann Espitallier. He is also survived by sister, Oleta Armstrong; Aunt, Ida Wilson of Oaklahoma; brother, Elvin Brown and grandchildren Anna Espitallier, Maddie Espitallier and Nathan Espitallier.

Many nieces, nephews, friends and their families also survive him.

He was preceded in death in 2002 by his wife of 52-years, Nita Brown.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the Dixon Community Church with Rev. Catherine Morris officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North 1st. St., Dixon. Burial will be at Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.

Contributions made be made to the Dixon Volunteer Fire depart or the American Heart Association. Carpenter Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, January 10, 2005.)

BROWN

John Loren Brown

John Loren Brown died in Woodland Thursday, March 6, 2003, at age 73.

Born Feb. 17, 1930, in San Francisco, Mr. Brown had been a Yolo County resident for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He worked for PG&E after 37 years.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Hazel B. Brown. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Brown.

The family requests memorials be directed to Gospel for Asia, 1800 Golden Trails Ct., Carrollton, Texas, 75010; or to "In Touch Ministries," P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, Ga., 30357. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary’s Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, at McNary’s Chapel, Woodland. Burial will be private.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 12, 2003.)

BROWN

Jonathan Pierce Brown

Jonathan Pierce Brown of Berkeley died at UC Davis Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, after a six-month battle with brain cancer. He was 40.

He was born in Laconia, N.H., on April 1, 1962. He grew up in Thornton, N.H., and attended The Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth Union, Vt., for several summers. He later lived at The Farm, a commune in Summertown, Tenn.

He attended Holderness School in Holderness, N.H., and Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H. He earned his GED in 1980. He took courses at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N.H., and Sacramento City College.

He lived in Davis from 1985 to 1991 and moved to Berkeley, where he lived until the time of his illness. He worked for Blue Heron Catering Company in Oakland and was the head chef at The Townhouse Bar and Grill in Emeryville.

He was passionate about the outdoors, especially skiing. He enjoyed music, literature and good food.

His father, Chester H. Brown Jr., preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara (Nath) Brown of Davis and Campton, N.H.; three sisters, Stephanie Brown Fehm of Davis, Susan Brown Norris, and her husband Timothy of East Andover, N.H., and Katharine Brown of Davis; a niece, Gretchen (Fehm) Blake, and her husband, Ian, of Woodland; a nephew, Matthew Norris, and his fiancee, Tara Dudley, of Seattle; and three great nieces, Anna, Allison and Elizabeth Blake of Woodland.

A remembrance and celebration of his life will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd., in Davis.

Contributions in his memory may be put to the attention of Tom Chipp and sent to the American Cancer Society, care of Sutter Hospital Foundation, Cancer Center: Support Services, 2800 L St., Suite 420, Sacramento, CA 95816.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, March 2, 2003.)

BROWN

Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown died in Woodland Saturday, April 23 at age 72.

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 22, 1933 in Atlanta. She had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She was a graduate of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa and worked as a secretary and homemaker for most of her adult life. She was a member of Christ Community Fellowship Church of Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Brown’s daughter, Paula Osborn of Woodland; her stepdaughter, Linda Wilson of Yakima, Wash.; her sons, Jeffrey Osborn of Washington, D.C. and Chris Osborn of Issaquah, Wash.; her daughter-in-law, Linda Dempsey Osborn of Eugene, Ore.; her grandchildren, David and Evan Matthews of Woodland and Sam Osborn of Eugene, Ore. and her sister, Joan Wortham of Weaverville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lynn Robert Osborn and her second husband, Revere Andrew Brown; her mother, Veta Inez Willis Wortham and her father, William Russell Wortham.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Brown’s name be directed to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010 or the American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110, Sacramento, 95833.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Brown, private family services have been scheduled. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, May 07, 2005.)

BROWN

Juliet Guadalupe Brown

Juliet Guadalupe Brown died July 5, 2005, at her home in Davis. She was 81 years old.

To celebrate her life and aloha spirit, a memorial Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A casual reception will follow in the church’s memorial center. To honor her request, her remains will be scattered later in her beloved Hawaiian islands.

Born in Los Angeles on May 6, 1924, she earned a degree in drama at the University of Southern California and her teaching credentials at UCLA Fernald School. For many years, she taught and tutored special-needs children in South-Central Los Angeles, and in Honolulu and Waikoloa in Hawaii.

During World War II, she was an active member of the Women’s Naval Auxiliary, and was the woman often chosen to christen newly built ships by breaking a champagne bottle on the bows of the vessels as they headed to sea.

She was described by her family as a beautiful and talented singer with a rich, husky voice who enjoyed entertaining service people in clubs, on radio and in recordings.

After her children were older, she met her second husband Don, and moved to Hawaii where he was a radio talk show host. Together they enjoyed all of Hawaii’s many natural gifts; they made every evening special by always dining by candlelight.

She loved music, theater, travel, children, bright aloha apparel and all animals. She had a "pet" mongoose in Hawaii and later adopted her constant companion Lucy, a terrier mix.

She came from a long line of natural comedians; her sense of humor, optimism, kindness and an ever-present smile were an inspiration to her family, students and friends.

In 1995 she moved to Davis, where she became involved in St. James Catholic Church and Bible study groups, and was a volunteer greeter at the Davis Senior Center. Because of her Hispanic background, she enjoyed preparing, and especially eating, authentic Mexican foods.

"A fun-loving, warm and kind lady with a great heart, she sought out independence and adventure until the end of this life, at which time she began another grand journey," her family says.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane (Dicey) Copes-Mehau, and her husband Donald Brown.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Copes of Sacramento and Christine Copes-Gerbitz of Papaikou, Hawaii; a son, Bill Copes of Sacramento; and three grandchildren, Anna Mehau, Meagan Fenisey-Copes and Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 8, 2005.)

BROWN

Lillian King Jennings Brown

Lillian King Jennings Brown passed away at her ranch, Acorn Acres, on Tuesday morning, Feb. 22. Born on Sept. 17, 1912 in Fort Benton, Montana, to Harry and Martha (O’Reilly) King, she was 92 years old.

Lillian’s death ends an entire generation. In recent years, a lifelong dream of a journey to Ireland was fulfilled. With courage and tenacity, she traveled through life, daring to forge new paths.

She is survived by two nieces, Regina King, of Sacramento, Jennifer Karsikas, of North Carolina, three great nieces Anne Alman, Michelle Loera and Melissa King, and one great nephew, Michael Karsikas. Additional survivors are step-granchildren Lori and Bill Jennings, cousins John and Diana Larkins, and beloved cousin, Rachele Klein.

Her parents, brother, John, her husband, John Brown, and a stepson, George Jennings, preceded her in death. Cremation was through Vaca Hills Chapel, in Vacaville. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 7, at the Winters Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lillian’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice, preferably to benefit animals.

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

BROWN

M. Maynard Brown

(The following obituary was written and contributed by Christine Brown VanderPol (email <christinevp(at symbol)gmail.com>. It was published in the "Sacramento Bee.")

M. Maynard Brown passed from this life on Jan 20, 2006, in Carmichael, at 91 years. He is the beloved husband of Marian Meister Brown and loving father of Christine Brown VanderPol; dear father-in-law of Ronald VanderPol; cherished papa (grandfather) of Andrew Roger Cartozian and Elizabeth Ann Cartozian; dear cousin of Joan Churches, Lynn Jones, Ward Murray, and numerous other loving cousins. His devoted wife of 55 years Janet Moynihan Brown and parents Caswell Clarence and Roxie Armstrong Brown preceded him in death. Maynard’s maternal and paternal grandparents came to CA in the 1850’s and settled in Yolo County where both sets were pioneer farmers – one along Oat Creek and one in Capay Valley. Born in Woodland May 28, 1914, at age 3 Maynard and family moved to Sacramento where he lived the remainder of his life. He attended Newton Booth School (class of 1928), Sacramento High School (class of 1932), and Sacramento Junior College. When WWII broke out, Maynard enlisted in the army and served in Atlantic City and Tacoma as a medic. Upon returning to Sacramento he began a career with SMUD that spanned 42 years. Maynard was a member of Del Paso CC, The Grandfather’s Club, “Over the Hill” Gang, and a founding member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Carmichael. A strong believer in giving back to the community, Maynard served on many boards, foundations, and charity event committees. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 2140 Mission Ave, Carmichael, on Monday Jan 30 at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Maynard’s name to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, The Sharing Place, 5105 F St, Sacramento, CA 95819, or the charity of your choice. Private interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Aegis of Carmichael and Vitas Hospice for the kind, compassionate, and loving care that Maynard received. He will always be remembered for his fun-loving and gentle spirit, and his great dancing ability. We love you Dad/Papa/Maynard!

BROWN

Margaret Severn Brown

Margaret Severn Brown died Jan. 30, 2006, in Bellingham, Wash. She was 80 years old.

She was born April 6, 1925, in Forth Worth, Texas, to Allene and Lynn Reece.

She is survived by two sons, Sheffield Ford of Dunningham and Tom Buck of San Bernardino; and two daughters, Linda Ashton of Maple Falls, Wash., and Lisa Brown of Acme, Wash.

Burial and a memorial service will be in Davis. Arrangements are pending.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 5, 2006.)

BROWN

Margery L. Brown

Margery L. Brown of Sacramento died Aug. 11, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. She was 67.

Born Jan. 5, 1937, in Laguna Beach, she was a Yolo County resident for 30 years.

She graduated from San Jose State in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in education.

She became a Woodland resident in 1962. In 1972, she moved to Davis, where she resided until 1992, when she moved to Sacramento.

She was a longtime employee in the radiology department at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She was a member of the Sacramento Vorlage Ski Club.

She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Monica Strong and her husband Glenn of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kimberly Lawlor and her husband Dave from Sarasota, Fla.; brother Richard Saunders and his family of Laguna Beach; grandchildren Kelsey and Nicholas Strong, and Matthew and Brandon Lawlor; and loving companion Gerald Rohlfes of Sacramento.

A graveside service will be held today in Corona del Mar. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 20, 2004.)

BROWN

Marguerite A. Brown

Born Dec. 21, 1909, in San Francisco, Ca., Mrs. Brown had been a Woodland resident for over 90 years. She enjoyed eating out and spending time with her friends at Second Horizons. She looked forward to the daily phone calls from her long-time friend, Harriet Jones, and her occasional breakfast dates with friend, George Davenport. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Jerry Brown and wife Kennie of Woodland; daughters, Donna Gonzales and husband George of Houston, Texas, and Leota Bell and husband Buddy of Woodland; grandchildren, Mike Lambert and wife Kathy of Woodland, Rocky Lambert of Dunnigan, Brenda Chriss and husband Steve of Woodland, Steve Brown of Woodland, Tiffany Vela and husband Mike of San Antonio, Texas, Crystal Gonzales of Houston, Texas, Joe Flores and girlfriend Pam of Ogden, Utah, Michelle Woelfel and husband Eric of Petaluma, Angie Felix of Woodland, Maria Mealor and husband James of Sacramento, Marcia Phillips of Columbus, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dudley Nolan; husband Miron Brown; grandson, Donald Brown; daughter, Charlotte Lambert; sister, Gertrude Kull; and niece, Lorraine Kull.

Services: A graveside memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(A photograph of Marguerite A. Brown is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 30, 2003.)

BROWN

Martha Anna Geneva Kelley Brown

Martha Anna Geneva Kelley Brown died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Sunday, March 20 at age 75.

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 22, 1930 in Mountain Grove, Mo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 48 years. She attended school in Mountain Grove, Mo. She was a homemaker all her life and attended church in Madison.

Survivors include Mrs. Brown’s daughter, Sherry Cardoza and her husband Rick of Winters; her granddaughters, Victoria Lewis and her husband Adam of Plymouth, Minn. and Angela Danielson of Woodland; her sisters, Evelyn Ledford and her husband Curtis of Esparto and Hazel Parker and her husband Johnny of Mountain Grove, Mo.; her brother, Howard Kelley and his wife Harriet of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 11 sisters and brothers.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Woodland Cemetery. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BROWN

Michael Rushal Brown

Michael Rushal Brown died in Sacramento Wednesday, Aug. 24 at age 59.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 29, 1946 in Kansas City, Kan. He had been a Yolo County resident for 45 years. In 1964 he graduated from Woodland High School. He worked for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for four years and later for the State Department of Corrections for 15 years before retiring. He was a member of CCPOA and the Greater Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include Mr. Brown’s daughter, Sonya Barriffe; his sons, Michael Brown Jr. and Derick Brown Sr.; his stepdaughters, Diane Braughton, Brenda Westey, Lisa Broffman and Maryanne Morris; his stepsons, John and Roger Sanchez and Gary Crow; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his mother, Rebecca Lindsay; his sisters, Pamela Grayson and Patricia Spirling; his brothers, Herbert Brown, Lee Roy Lindsay Jr., Kenneth Lindsay and Gary Lindsay; his aunts, Beatrice Epperson, Anna Jones and Susie Prymus; and a host of other relatives.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at the Greater Second Baptist Church, 435 Second St., Woodland. Interment will be private. Elk Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 27, 2005.)

BROWN

Nancy Ann Brown

Nancy Ann Brown of Davis died unexpectedly on May 21, 2002. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Charles and Helen Thompson, she was 62.

She attended the University of Vermont and graduated from the University of Hawaii. She was a junior high school teacher for 28 years, many of which were spent at Lee Junior High School in Woodland. She was a member of the Woodland Education Association, the California Teacher’s Association and the California Retired Teachers Association.

She and her husband, John, were world travelers, having completed 48 cruises since 1991. She created extensive photo albums from all of their trips. Her hobbies were theater, reading books and athletics. She and her husband participated actively in delivering Meals on Wheels through the Davis Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Brown; stepdaughters, Susan Larson of Carmichael and Dr. Nancy L. Brown of Modesto; grandchildren, Christopher, Rachael and Jonathan Metcalf of Carmichael and a brother, James Thompson of Rochester, N.Y.

Memorial Services will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Home, 116 D St., followed by a celebration of her life at the Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd. There will be a private interment. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Elderly Nutrition Program, 40 N. East St., Suite C, Woodland, CA 95776.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 27, 2002.)

BROWN

Ruth Banuelos Brown

Ruth Banuelos Brown of Davis died June 18, 2004, of lung cancer at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 70.

Born May 31, 1934, in Pacoima, she was raised there and graduated from high school there. She worked for more than 30 years in the medical profession as a medical processor. She had been a resident of Davis for the past 16 years.

She was an active member of the Pole Line Road Baptist Church in Davis where she was an associate pianist. Her family described her favorite hobby as family, and said she will be remembered as a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death in 1989 by her first husband, Anthony Banuelos.

She is survived by her husband of nine years, John E. Brown of Davis; two daughters, Sandra Hahn of Eugene, Ore., and Lorraine Nelson of Davis; grandchildren, Ashley Bryant of Eugene, Ore., and Caily Nelson, Anthony Nelson and Elisa Nelson, all of Davis; five brothers, Raul Marino, Abel Marino, Ezekiel Marino, Domingo Marino Jr. and Daniel Marino; and two sisters, Priscilla Rodriguez and Mary Helen Lopez.

Viewing will be held Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will take place following the service, at Davis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 23, 2004.)

BROWN

Shirley Jeanne Cannon Brown

Shirley Jeanne Cannon Brown died at home in Woodland Saturday, Sept. 18 at age 67.

Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 1, 1937 in Vacaville to the late Edith and William Cannon. She had been a Yolo County resident for 65 years and was an artist specializing in canvas oil and tole painting She was also an award-winning cake decorator and a member of the Cabrillo Club.

Survivors include Mrs. Brown’s husband of 43 years, Raymond and her daughters Terri Chapin and her husband Dean all of Woodland; Susan Lemos and her husband Ed of Washington; grandchildren Cody Whitman and Christopher Chapin; and Cameron and Courtney Lemos; her sisters Edie Sosa and her husband Robert; Pattie Sandum and her husband David; and Debbie Ventura and her husband Albert; her brother George Cannon and his wife Phyllis; her Auntie Lover; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers William and Robert "Tate" Cannon.

Memorials in Mrs. Brown’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society, Yolo County Unit, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Brown’s life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service at Monument Hill Memorial Park will follow. McNary’s Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 23, 2004.)

BROWNE

Crystal (Schaad) Browne

Crystal Schaad Browne died in Portland, Ore. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at age 95.

Mrs. Browne was born July 3, 1910 to Albert and Lillie (Ossenbriiggen) Schaad in Williams. She grew up on the family ranch in Dunnigan and graduated from Pierce High School in College City in 1928. After high school she attended Armstrong Business College in Berkeley. She married Donald S. Browne on Aug. 31, 1935. She worked as a financial secretary for the Columbia Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Portland, Ore., retiring after 26 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Browne’s daughter, Diane Beauchamp and her husband Venne of Camano Island, Wash.; her son, Kingston Browne and his wife Wanda of Hillsboro, Ore.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her nephew, Gary Schaad of Dunnigan and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Browne; her parents, Albert and Lillie Schaad; her granddaughter, Carol Beauchamp and her brother, Elbert Schaad.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Browne’s name be directed to the Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2145 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Ore. 97201.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Browne, no services are scheduled. Interment was at Portland Memorial Mausoleum. Portland Memorial Funeral Home and Mausoleum assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 13, 2005.)

BROWNE

Patricia Browne

Patricia Browne died Monday, May 2, 2005. Born June 15, 1917, she was 87 years old.

Browne and her husband, Charles, moved to Davis in 1945 and lived in the same home for 55 years. The couple ran Rogers Dry Goods Store for many years, and Patricia Browne retired as assistant postmaster in 1982.

She is survived by her daughters, Rae McDaniel and Sharon Browne of Davis; Judy Browne of San Anselmo; and Sally Browne of Martinez; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers and two sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1994; and a granddaughter, Michelle, in 1995.

A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 8, 2005.)

BRUCE

Constance Hedrick Bruce

Constance Hedrick Bruce died Sept. 9, 2003, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 80.

She was born in Springfield, Ohio, to Willard and Mildred Hedrick on Sept. 19, 1923. She moved to Houston when she was 17 and lived there until moving to California three years ago to be near her daughter. She graduated from the University of Houston and taught school in Louisiana and Texas.

While in Houston, Connie was an active member of Bethel Independent Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered in her children’s schools, at the Lighthouse for the Blind, in the Pine Shadows Garden Club, and for the Daughters of the American Revolution. After moving to Davis, she attended University Covenant Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Homer L. Bruce Jr.

She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Alexander and husband Don of Virginia; Gennie Bostock and husband Rick in Davis; and H. Lindsey Bruce III and wife Tracy of Austin; grandchildren Michael, Will, Rob and Claire Alexander, Matt and Allison Bruce, and Gregory Bostock; and great-granddaughter Terra Alexander.

Services will be in Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 17, 2003.)

BRUENING

Kenneth Ervin Bruening

Kenneth Ervin Bruening died Thursday, Dec. 23 at Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 68.

Mr. Bruening was born Sept. 13, 1936 in Los Angeles. He had been a Yolo County resident for five years. He was an Air Force veteran and had worked as a maintenance man.

Survivors include Mr. Bruening’s sons, Ervin, Tom and Roger Bruening and his sister, Lois Boice.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Bruening, no services are scheduled. Interment will be at the Veteran’s Section of the Woodland Cemetery. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BRUGGMAN

Marjorie Reba Bruggman

Marjorie Reba Bruggman died Dec. 24, 2005 at her home in Robbins at age 81.

Mrs. Bruggman was born Feb. 28, 1924. She was a 58 year resident of Robbins. She was employed as a secretary for 20 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Bruggman’s daughters, Barbra Curtis and Norma Palmer; her son, Neil Bruggman; her grandchildren, Josh and Shaun Bruggman, Mike and David Palmer, Donald and Kimberly Curtis, Robert Miller and Heather Millard; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Bruggman; her daughter, Pat Miller; and her parents, Sal and Melba Howe.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Bruggman’s name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Bruggman, private services for family only will be held. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 24, 2006.)

BRUGGMAN

Norman Harrison Bruggman

Norman Harrison Bruggman died in Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at age 83.

Born in Napa, Mr. Bruggman was a longtime Sutter County resident. He worked as an accountant for Sutter Basin Corp. in Robbins for 53 years.

Mr. Bruggman graduated from Maxwell High School in 1937 and attended Heald’s Business College.

Mr. Bruggman served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Robbins Lions Club and the Traditional Jazz Society of Sacramento.

Surviving him are his wife of 55 years, Marjorie R. Bruggman of Robbins; daughters, Barbara Curtis and husband, Charles, of Yuba City, and Norma Palmer and husband, Wesley, of Robbins; son, Neil Bruggman of Robbins; grandchildren, Robert Miller and wife, Diane, of Tigard, Ore., Heather Minard and husband, Sean, of Yuba City, Kimberly Curtis of Yuba City, Donald Curtis and wife, Courtney, and Michael Palmer, all of Chico, David Palmer of Cedar City, Utah, Joshua Bruggman and wife, Sandra, of Woodland and Shaun Bruggman and companion, Jennifer, of Edna, Kan. Also surviving him are five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bruggman was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Henry and Anne "Reese" Bruggman, his brothers, Robert, Darwin and Ruben Bruggman and a daughter, Patricia Miller.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Dec. 13, at the Williams Cemetery in Williams.

McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 14, 2002.)

BRUGH

Norris Ivan Brugh

Norris Ivan Brugh of Roseville died Dec. 25, 2002, in Roseville. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Holmesville, Neb., he was 76.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ninah; his sons, Ron Brugh and his wife Stella of Roseville, and Mike Brugh and his wife Sue of Davis; and daughters, Joan Rott and her husband Dan of Dixon and Cindy Kirchubel and her husband Keith of El Dorado Hills; his sister, Grace Maw of Aurora, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Reichert’s Funeral Home, 7320 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. Family and friends are welcome to the memorial service and reception at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Towers Church, 5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norris Brugh Memorial Fund; contact Mike Brugh.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 30, 2002)

BRUHN

Gordon Bruhn

Mr. Gordon Bruhn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 in Sacramento. Born on March 1, 1925 in Winters, he was 78 years old.

Mr. Bruhn came from a Winters pioneer family. He was raised in Winters and worked for over 40 years in the family business of manufacturing and selling agricultural pumps. He has been a resident of Sacramento for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his son, Kurtis Bruhn of Vacaville and a sister, Reva Stafford of Sacramento.

Mr. Bruhn was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberlyn Bruhn and a brother, Meredith Bruhn.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 20, at Smith’s Colonial Chapel in Winters. Pastor Frank Anderson officiated the service. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 23, 2003.)

BRUKNIS

Anne M. Bruknis

Anne M. Bruknis died unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 87.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Knollcrest Funeral Home in Lombard, Ill. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Knollcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Ill.

Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Chicago, Bruknis graduated from Linbloom High School. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She moved to Davis in October 2003 to be near her son.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno J. Bruknis, on Sept. 4, 2000, and her brothers, Sam and Charles Ralis.

She is survived by her children, William Bruknis and finace Rose Cholewinski of Davis, and Barbara Anne Scalzitti and husband Joseph of Downers Grove, Ill. She also is survived by grandchildren Lisa, Mary and Michael Scalzitti, all of Downers Grove, and Krysten Cholewinski of Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 5, 2004.)

BRUN

Catherine "Kit" Ann Brun

Catherine Ann Brun, also known as Kit to her friends and family, died March 20, 2003, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on Aug. 11, 1930, in Oakland to Anthony and Aileen Vager of San Leandro, she was 72 years old.

She attended UC Berkeley and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was a licensed real estate broker in the area for 20 years and lived in Davis for more than 39 years.

While residing in Davis, she was a member of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Davis Public Library and the Republican Party. She was also involved in several community theater groups.

She will be remembered for her kindness and compassion as well as her dry sense of humor. She had many enjoyments in her life, especially her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Echeverria, Tona Smith and Elizabeth Brun; sons, Nicholas Brun and Charles Brun; and her grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Jackson Folsom, Katherine Kami-Brun, Enrique Echeverria and Rose Echeverria.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law Helen Vager and nieces Ellen Barnes and Toni Vager.

A private service was held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Jude Foundation or the Friends of the Davis Public Library.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 8, 2003.)

BRUNER

Katherine "Kit" R. Bruner

Kit Bruner, 55, died on Nov. 7 , 2002, at her home in Davis after an 18-month battle against a rare form of uterine cancer.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1947, in San Francisco and raised in Tiburon by her parents, Jim and Sybil Reynolds.

She had lived in Village Homes since moving from Lake Tahoe to Davis with her family in 1984.

A naturalist, artist and outdoor enthusiast, she enjoyed horses and exploring the mountains with her family and friends and was particularly interested in the wildlife of the Sierra and the Cascades. She enjoyed her homes near Mount Lassen and at Lake Tahoe during the summer. She also enjoyed cooking and travel, including recent trips to Southeast Asia.

She was a 1969 graduate of Cal State Chico and a member of the Alpha Chi sorority. A native of Tiburon, she graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County in 1964.

While living in Lake Tahoe from 1972 to 1984, she and her husband Jim had their two children, Jonathan in 1976 and Sarah in 1981. She was a teacher’s aide at Bijou Elementary School and active as a parent volunteer at the Tahoe Parent Nursery School. She also worked as a biologist sampling Lake Tahoe streams for the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. She was also active in the League to Save Tahoe, where her husband was the executive director.

At home in Davis, she and her husband raised Jonathan, a 26-year-old commercial real estate broker in Sacramento, and Sarah, a 21-year-old senior at UC Berkeley. She was a homemaker, a teacher’s aide and a parent volunteer at the Davis Parents Nursery School and at Fairfield Elementary School.

She was also a volunteer for Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates.

She was a tireless supporter of Jonathan and Sarah’s interests and activities, including their youth, high school and collegiate athletic teams.

She has been a member of the UC Berkeley Cal Parents organization since 1995 and was a member of Davis Community Church.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James W. Bruner Jr. of Davis; son, Jonathan Crow Bruner of Davis; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bruner of Berkeley; mother, Sybil Reynolds of Greenbrae; sisters, Julia Weber of Palo Alto and Alison Reynolds Trezise of Geneva, Switzerland; and brother, James Reynolds Jr. of San Rafael.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews, Nick and Toby Weber of Palo Alto; Calvin, Ted and Christine Trezise of Geneva; Charlie McLeod of Seattle; and Jamie McLeod of Berkeley.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

Remembrances may be made in her name to either Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis, CA 95616; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616; or UC Berkeley Foundation-Cal Parents Fund, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 11, 2002, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BRUNO

Theresa P. Bruno

Theresa P. Bruno, was born on July 12, 1937, in Concrete Washington, the daughter of Leo and Cleo Cardiff. She was united in marriage in September 1952 to Frank Bruno. She was a member of St. Martin’s Altar Society. Mrs. Bruno was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, two brothers, David and Albert Cardiff; and her granddaughter JoAnn Green.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Peak and husband John; grandsons, Michael Peak, Thomas Peak and Steven Peak; granddaughter, Jennifer Peak; and great-grandsons, Steven Peak and Morgan Peak; daughter, Sheryl Bruno; son, Luis Bair and wife Barbara; great-grandson, Hudson Bair; daughter, Terri Bruno; granddaughter, Christy Gilmour; great-grandson, Ryan Gilmour; great-granddaughter, Kimbulyn Gilmour; son, Frank Bruno; grandsons, Casey Bruno and Tony Bruno; granddaughter, Sarah Bruno; daughter, Barbara Haug; granddaughters, Sheryl Marie Pedroia and husband Dale; Katie Scott, and Stacey Scott; grandson, Ricky Scott; great-granddaughter, Kylee Pedroia; son, Ray Bruno and wife Debbie; granddaughters, Joelene Bootkowski & Skye Bruno.

A catholic vigil will be held Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church in Esparto. Funeral services will also be held at St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. Burial at Monument Hill followed by a reception at St. Martin’s Church. Memorials to Catholic Social Service are preferred. We’ll miss you mom.

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

BRUNSON

Blanche V. Brunson

Blanche V. Brunson died in Woodland on Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at age 81.

Born Sept. 22, 1921, in Willows to George and Christina Thurman, Mrs. Brunson was a lifelong resident of Willows. She resided in Woodland for the last two years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Vernon Moore of Woodland and Ken Johnson of Willows; sisters, Rose Asbury of Willows and Nora Burg of Missouri; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of F. D. Sweet & Son of Willows.

Services: Graveside memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Willows Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, February 15, 2003.)

BRUSS

Nancy Creighton Bruss

Nancy Creighton Bruss, a resident of Davis for 28 years, died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Oct. 8, 2003, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. She was 56.

She was born in 1947 in Denver to Irving and Loma Creighton. She grew up in Colorado and Montana and matriculated at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In 1969, while studying at Fort Collins, she met her future husband, Michael.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and moved to Davis with Michael so he could complete his Ph.D.

The couple lived in Austria briefly, then Florida, then Idaho. Eventually they and their two sons settled back in Davis. Nancy focused her life on her family -- she was a Cub Scout mother, and was active in the Davis public school system.

Her other strong interests were art and horses. She was an accomplished oil painter, and her paintings won several awards at the Yolo County Fair. Nancy and Michael built a small horse ranch west of Davis in 1999.

In 1986, she joined the University Extension as a field representative and grew her career from this part-time job into the position of associate director of information technology. During her tenure at the Extension, the information technology department prospered. She was highly respected by her colleagues, and was responsible for the creation of many successful programs and classes.

A memorial service will be conducted at Davis Community Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. An open invitation is extended to all who wish to attend.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612. Donations may be made by telephone at (800) 934-CURE, or by visiting www.braintumor.org.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Michael Bruss; her sons Justin and Jeffrey Bruss; her parents Loma and Irving Creighton; and her brother Jim Creighton.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, October 11, 2003.)

BUCHHOLZ

Frieda W. Buchholz

On Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2005, Frieda Buchholz placed her hands in the hands of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and left this earthly home for an eternity in Heaven with Jesus and her loved ones. Frieda was 88 years old at the time of her passing from this life, and she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends, especially her husband of more than 70 years, John. Her sisters, Geneva Kendall and Lila Moore, and her brother, Bill Irby are also greatly missing her.

Frieda’s life was spent in serving others, especially her family and her beloved church. She was born in Ava, Mo. on Sept. 1, 1916 to her parents, John S. and Goldie Irby, their first daughter. The family, which would eventually consist of 10 siblings, spent Frieda’s early years in Missouri and Colorado. It was in Rocky Ford, Colo. where Frieda and John met and were married on Sept. 4, 1934. During the next four years in Colorado, their first two sons, Jim and Dale, were born. In 1938 they moved their family to California, settling in Woodland on June 11, 1938. Their other sons, Coleman and Don, were born in 1938 and 1940 in Woodland. The family settled in the Woodland/Yolo County area and have remained here for almost 67 years.

Frieda loved to be the homemaker for her 'men,' meeting almost all their wants, but definitely all their needs. When she wasn’t taking care of her family, she was busy with her church family and friends. She became a member of the Nazarene Church in the early 1940s and never changed her faith or her relationship with Jesus Christ. She served her church as a teacher, a leader in the Missionary Society, and always in decorating and preparing the sanctuary for services. She excelled in selecting and arranging flowers, plants, and related items to beautify the church. It was said by one of her pastors, "If they ever found Christ’s cross, Frieda could plant it and make it grow again!" Such was her 'green thumb' when it came to growing anything.

One of Frieda’s favorite hobbies was having yard sales where she would sell the hundreds of potted plants she had grown. While gathering items for those yard sales, she also found numerous clothing and personal items that she gave to her family and friends. When someone needed something special, she always seemed to have it for them.

Frieda’s family eventually grew to include 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She loved and cared for every one of them at every opportunity. She did wonder at times why there were not more of them! At the time of their passing, her family is distributed all over the United States.

Frieda’s journey through her life was not one of total ease, but she carried the burdens with a smile and strength that could only come from God. She lost two of her sons, Jim and Coleman, during the peak of their lives, two grandchildren, Coleman 'Bub', Jr. and Jeffrey, and two great-grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler, in their infancies. In addition to her parents, John and Goldie, she also lost her sister, Olive, and brothers Noble, Cecil, Alva, Harry and Lester.

Services for Frieda will be held at the Celebration Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. The family is being assisted by Kraft Brothers Mortuary. Burial following the services will be at Monument Hill cemetery. The family is requesting flowers and plants in memory of Frieda Ð if unable to deliver to the church, please give them to a loved one in Frieda’s memory.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 25, 2005.)

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Frieda Wineva Buchholz (1916-2005) (2nd of 2 oits.)

Frieda Wineva Buchholz died in Woodland Thursday, Jan. 20 at age 88.

Mrs. Buchholz was born Sept. 1, 1916 in Ava, Mo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 67 years. She was a homemaker, a child care provider, did home maintenance and briefly worked at the Matmor Cannery and at J.C. Penney in Woodland. She was a member of the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene for more than 65 years where she served as a teacher, a missionary, and the flower decorator for the services.

Survivors include Mrs. Buchholz’s husband of 70 years, John R. Buchholz; her sons, Leslie "Dale" Buchholz and Donald Buchholz of Woodland; her grandchildren, Leilani Mietzner of Buhl, Idaho, Pamela Kaw of Temecula, Gaylene Sanderson of East Biggs, Duane Buchholz of Paso Robles, Steven Buchholz of Woodland, Martha Allred, Marjorie Gee and Shirley "Fay" Buchholz all of Sacramento, Frieda "Kay" Buchholz of Tacoma, Wash., Connie Leek of West Sacramento, Tab Buchholz and Kurtis Buchholz both of Bremerton, Wash. and Belinda Loney of Crescent City; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Geneva Kendall of Woodland and Lila Moore of Riverbank and her brother, Bill Irby of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jim R. Buchholz and Coleman R. Buchholz, Sr.; her grandchildren, Coleman R. Buchholz, Jr. and Jeffrey A. Buchholz; her great-grandchildren, Melissa Hart and Tyler Buchholz; her parents, John S. and Goldie Irby; her sister, Olive and her brothers, Noble, Cecil, Alva, Harry, and Lester Irby.

The family requests flowers and plants in memory of Mrs. Buchholz. If unable to deliver to the church, please give them to a loved one in her memory.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland. The Reverend Robert Hargrave is officiating. Burial will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with the services.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 26, 2005.)

BUCHHOLZ

John Rudolf Buchholz (1st of 2 obits.)

On Thursday morning, Dec. 22, 2005, John Buchholz joined hands with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and left this earth to live eternally in Heaven with his many loved ones. John was 92 years old at the time of his death and he will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Born in Alden, Kan., on July 22, 1913, John was the first child of his parents, Walter R. and Laura Buchholz. The family, which would eventually consist of eight siblings, lived in Kansas and Colorado during John’s early years. It was in Rocky Ford, Colo., in 1934 where John met and married Frieda Irby, his wife for more than 70 years. During the next four years in Colorado, their sons, Jim and Dale, were born. In 1938 they moved their family to California, arriving in Woodland in early June. Their other sons, Coleman and Don, were born in 1938 and 1940 in Woodland. The family has resided in the Woodland area for almost 68 years.

During his early years in Woodland, John provided for his family by farming, driving trucks, working for Yolo County and delivering for Wells Fargo Express. Eventually he found that his real passion was to become a fireman. He served as a volunteer fireman for more than 10 years with the Woodland Fire Department. In the early 1950s he was finally hired into a full-time position as a paid firefighter. In 1956 he became the captain of the Willow Oak Fire Department, located west of Woodland, and he served that department until 1979. After retiring from Willow Oak, John worked for several more years with the Woodland School District as a bus driver and mechanic.

John was an active member of the Nazarene Church during most of his years in Woodland. He served on the church board many times, helped build a new sanctuary, fellowship hall and parsonage and maintained the church’s vans and buses. However, he was best remembered as the Youth Group bus driver who was never late.

John’s family eventually grew to include 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He somehow managed to give each of them a different nickname even though he could recall every one of them by their given names. At the time of his passing, his family is distributed all over the United States.

His wife Frieda preceded him in death in January 2005. He also lost several young members of his family during the peak of their lives: Sons, Jim and Coleman; grandchildren, Coleman "Bub" Jr. and Jeffrey; and great-grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Laura; sisters, Mary, Velma, Minnie and Geneva; and brothers, Earl and Coleman.

Services for John will be held at the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005. The family is being assisted by Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors. Burial following the services will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The family is requesting flowers and plants in memory of John. If unable to deliver to the church, please give them to a loved one in John’s memory.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 27, 2005.)

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John Rudolf Buchholz (2nd of 2 obits.)

John Buchholz died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Woodland at age 92.

Born in Alden, Kan., on July 22, 1913, Mr. Buchholz was the son of Walter R. and Laura Buchholz. In 1934, Mr. Buchholz met and married Frieda Irby, his wife for more than 70 years. In 1938 they moved their family to California, arriving in Woodland. Mr. Buchholz first worked in farming and later became a firefighter, serving for more than 10 years as a volunteer with the Woodland Fire Department, eventually being hired into a full-time position. In 1956 he became the captain of the Willow Oak Fire Department, serving that department until 1979. After retiring from Willow Oak, Mr. Buchholz worked with the Woodland School District as a bus driver and mechanic. He was also an active member of the Nazarene Church during most of his years in Woodland.

He is survived by sons, Leslie "Dale" Buchholz and his wife Patsy, and by Donald Buchholz and his wife Helen. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 34, great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, in January 2005 as well as by sons Jim and Coleman; grandchildren, Coleman "Bub" Jr. and Jeffrey; and great-grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Laura; sisters, Mary, Velma, Minnie and Geneva; and brothers, Earl and Coleman.

Services: Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland. Burial following the services will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The family is being assisted by Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors. The family is requesting flowers and plants be given to a loved one in Buchholz’s memory.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 28, 2005.)

BRYAN

Joel Y. Bryan

Joel Y. Bryan died Jan. 19, 2005, from complications due to pneumonia. He was 67 years old.

A celebration of his life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. There will be an opportunity to share stories and memories.

Born July 13, 1937, in Baltimore, Md., he was the eldest of four children of Dr. Jack Y. and Margaret Gardner Bryan. His father was a university professor, foreign-service diplomat and author and his mother was a teacher of English as a Second Language.

The family was stationed in a number of countries and Joel and his family were living in the Philippines in 1950, when he contracted polio at the age of 12. He was totally paralyzed and needed an iron lung to breathe. As a result of aggressive rehabilitation at Kabat-Kaiser in Santa Monica from 1951 to 1954, he eventually was able to breathe on his own and could sit up in a wheelchair.

His parents insisted that he attend regular high school and he graduated from Newport High in 1956. He attended Orange Coast Community College and transferred to UC Riverside, where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1964.

During his college years, he took a year off to go to Karachi, Pakistan, with his family, teaching algebra and geometry at the American School. Additionally, he did a one-year internship at the California Institute for Women.

Music was always an important part of his life. He played piano before he became ill. Early in his hospital stay, he got a small harmonica and later a larger chromatic harmonica, which allows for sharps and flats as well as the white keys on the piano. From the orderlies at the hospital he was introduced to jazz and the blues.

With some adaptation for holding the harmonica, he played as he lay in bed and gradually got stronger. The addition of a chamber to allow for the collection of the sound enabled him to control the volume through a guitar amplifier. With the larger sound he was able to play with rock and roll groups, first at UC Riverside and then as the featured artist with a jazz group in Newport Beach. He was part of the Jan DeNeau Quartet and written up in Downbeat magazine in June 1966.

After graduation, he was hired to work at the Student Placement Center at UC Riverside, relishing the success of competing for a regular job that included working with students and having the ability to live independently.

He was the first student in a wheelchair at UCR and the university worked with him on accommodations as problems arose. Since the university was relatively new, classrooms and the campus were generally accessible. However, in 1963 the university built a new wing off the library, with three steps in front. Bryan needed special help and special permission to gain access to the library.

By now, there were four students in wheelchairs; together they wrote a letter to the dean of students, expressing outrage that the campus was excluding them from the library. The letter not only reversed the design but the university adopted a barrier-free building program in 1966.

In 1969, UCR created Student Special Services and appointed him director. By this time there were 12 students in wheelchairs and the need for services for severely disabled students was evident. Bryan worked with the campus architect, involved students in reviewing new buildings and retrofitting old ones, did a campus needs assessment and institutionalized student input.

Bryan’s work at UCR introduced him to Ed Roberts, a post-polio quadriplegic, and John Hessler, a traumatic quadriplegic, who later were appointed to the state Department of Rehabilitation during the Brown administration. Roberts became the first disabled director of that department.

Both men preceded Bryan in death, but together they formed the Disabled Movement in Higher Education during the 1960s and ’70s.

Bryan was hired in 1973 to head the program at UC Davis and retired in 1987 as post-polio syndrome began to affect his respiratory system and make full-time work impossible.

He had met his wife, Mary Jo, when she returned to college to get her bachelor’s degree. He helped her find part-time employment but she ended with a full-time position as his wife in December 1969. Together they moved to Davis in September 1973 with their infant son, John Gordon. In 1975, Barton Guy was born.

Bryan continued to play the harmonica, the pain of his loneliness replaced with the happiness of his life through marriage and the birth of his sons.

He was always an avid sports fan and when the Sacramento Kings came to town, his brother-in-law, Bill Walton, was able to obtain season tickets for him and his family. He attended Kings games for the last 20 years. Bryan never gave up hope on the Kings and enjoyed their current success. Section 107 has experienced the lost of a great fan and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Jo; his sons, Gordon and Barton; his sisters, Donna and Kirsten; his brother, Guy; and an extended family who admired, loved and will miss him dearly.

Contributions to California Disability Right Foundation’s scholarship program (tax-deductible) or to the Yolano Chapter of CDR in lieu of flowers may be mailed to 1610 Sycamore Lane, Davis, CA 95616.

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

BRYANT

Belvie "Belle" Offerman Bryant

Belvie "Belle" Bryant died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, Jan. 27 at age 104.

Mrs. Bryant was born Dec. 26, 1900 in Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minn. to the late John and Addie Smith Offerman. She had been a Yolo County resident for 46 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Bryant’s granddaughters, Charlene Wing Kirkland and her husband Jeff of Woodland and Jan Wing-Dyer and her husband Jeff of Knights Landing; her great-grandsons, Jeffery Kirkland of Dixon, Matthew Bryson and his wife Nicole, Jason Bryson and his wife Luann, all of Woodland and great-great-grandchildren, Lauren Bryson and her husband Ryan and Ginny Mcanelly and her husband Cliff, all of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Alvin Bryant; her daughters, Lorraine Bryant and Leona Wing and her son-in-law, Jim Wing.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Bryant’s name be directed to the UC Davis Cancer Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at Knights Landing Cemetery with the Rev. Elmer Prout officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 02, 2005.)

BUCHANAN

Margaret Jean Buchanan

Margaret Jean Buchanan died in Woodland on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at age of 82.

Mrs. Buchanan was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Manteca. She had been a resident of Woodland for 67 years. Mrs. Buchanan worked for many years as a housekeeper, most recently at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Woodland Eagles Auxiliary, the Rebekah’s, and the Knights Landing Garden Club. She also worked as a volunteer at Woodland Memorial Hospital and Stollwood Convalescent Hospital.

Survivors include Mrs. Buchanan’s daughter, Wanda L. Graham and her husband Greg of Pleasant Hill; her son, Robert C. Buchanan of Gridley; her grandson, Ian Matthew Graham of Pleasant Hill; her sister, JoAnn Ciemny and her husband Ron of Gridley; her nephew, Wesley Lee of Woodland; her nieces, Vivian Constance of Woodland and Lori Ambrosino of Antioch. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Buchanan; her mother, Margaret Donahue; her stepfather, LeRoy Donahue and her brother, Robert Westervelt.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at McNary’s Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Woodland Cemetery. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 6, 2005.)

BUCHHOLZ

Donald Lee Buchholz

Donald Lee Buchholz of Woodland died at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento Wednesday, Feb. 8 at age 66.

Mr. Buchholz was born Jan. 11, 1940 in Woodland to John and Frieda Buchholz. He was a life-long Woodland resident. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1958 and received an Associate of Arts in Fire Science from American River College. He also served in the U.S. Navy. For 15 years, he served as captain of the Willow Oak Fire Department and worked at Car Quest Auto Parts Store in Woodland for 12 years.

Survivors include Mr. Buchholz’s wife of 39 years, Helen Buchholz of Woodland; his daughter, Belinda Loney and her husband Phil of Crescent City; his grandchildren, Angela, Lauren, Alyssabeth and Owen Loney of Crescent City; his brother, Dale Buchholz and his wife Pat of Woodland; his nieces and nephews, Connie Leek, Marty Allred, Marj Gee, Fay Angel and their families, all of Sacramento, Kay, Curtis and Tab Buchholz and their families of Washington, Pam Kaw and family of Temecula; Gaylene Sanderson of Biggs, Duane Buchholz and family of Atascadero, Steven Buchholz of Woodland, Wesley Fiedler and family of North Carolina, Rachel Pack of Ventura, Leilani Mietzner and family of Idaho; his grandnieces and grandnephews, Brittany and Bailey Leek of Sacramento and Billy Ray and Justen Buchholz of Washington. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Melissa Ashley Hart; his parents; his brothers, Jim and Colemen Buchholz; and his nephews, Jeff Buchholz and Coleman "Bub" Buchholz Jr.

The family requests flowers and plants in memory of Mr. Buchholz to be delivered to Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene for the service. If unable to deliver to the church, the family requests that flowers be given to the donor’s loved one in his memory.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland with Pastor Robert Hardgrave officiating. A reception will be held at Willow Oak Hall on County Road 97 following the memorial. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 10, 2006.)

BUCHHOLZ

Frieda W. Buchholz (1st of 2 obituaries)

On Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2005, Frieda Buchholz placed her hands in the hands of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and left this earthly home for an eternity in Heaven with Jesus and her loved ones. Frieda was 88 years old at the time of her passing from this life, and she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends, especially her husband of more than 70 years, John. Her sisters, Geneva Kendall and Lila Moore, and her brother, Bill Irby are also greatly missing her.

Frieda’s life was spent in serving others, especially her family and her beloved church. She was born in Ava, Mo. on Sept. 1, 1916 to her parents, John S. and Goldie Irby, their first daughter. The family, which would eventually consist of 10 siblings, spent Frieda’s early years in Missouri and Colorado. It was in Rocky Ford, Colo. where Frieda and John met and were married on Sept. 4, 1934. During the next four years in Colorado, their first two sons, Jim and Dale, were born. In 1938 they moved their family to California, settling in Woodland on June 11, 1938. Their other sons, Coleman and Don, were born in 1938 and 1940 in Woodland. The family settled in the Woodland/Yolo County area and have remained here for almost 67 years.

Frieda loved to be the homemaker for her 'men,' meeting almost all their wants, but definitely all their needs. When she wasn’t taking care of her family, she was busy with her church family and friends. She became a member of the Nazarene Church in the early 1940s and never changed her faith or her relationship with Jesus Christ. She served her church as a teacher, a leader in the Missionary Society, and always in decorating and preparing the sanctuary for services. She excelled in selecting and arranging flowers, plants, and related items to beautify the church. It was said by one of her pastors, "If they ever found Christ’s cross, Frieda could plant it and make it grow again!" Such was her 'green thumb' when it came to growing anything.

One of Frieda’s favorite hobbies was having yard sales where she would sell the hundreds of potted plants she had grown. While gathering items for those yard sales, she also found numerous clothing and personal items that she gave to her family and friends. When someone needed something special, she always seemed to have it for them.

Frieda’s family eventually grew to include 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She loved and cared for every one of them at every opportunity. She did wonder at times why there were not more of them! At the time of their passing, her family is distributed all over the United States.

Frieda’s journey through her life was not one of total ease, but she carried the burdens with a smile and strength that could only come from God. She lost two of her sons, Jim and Coleman, during the peak of their lives, two grandchildren, Coleman 'Bub', Jr. and Jeffrey, and two great-grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler, in their infancies. In addition to her parents, John and Goldie, she also lost her sister, Olive, and brothers Noble, Cecil, Alva, Harry and Lester.

Services for Frieda will be held at the Celebration Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. The family is being assisted by Kraft Brothers Mortuary. Burial following the services will be at Monument Hill cemetery. The family is requesting flowers and plants in memory of Frieda Ð if unable to deliver to the church, please give them to a loved one in Frieda’s memory.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 25, 2005.)

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Frieda Wineva Buchholz (2nd of 2 oits.)

Frieda Wineva Buchholz died in Woodland Thursday, Jan. 20 at age 88.

Mrs. Buchholz was born Sept. 1, 1916 in Ava, Mo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 67 years. She was a homemaker, a child care provider, did home maintenance and briefly worked at the Matmor Cannery and at J.C. Penney in Woodland. She was a member of the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene for more than 65 years where she served as a teacher, a missionary, and the flower decorator for the services.

Survivors include Mrs. Buchholz’s husband of 70 years, John R. Buchholz; her sons, Leslie "Dale" Buchholz and Donald Buchholz of Woodland; her grandchildren, Leilani Mietzner of Buhl, Idaho, Pamela Kaw of Temecula, Gaylene Sanderson of East Biggs, Duane Buchholz of Paso Robles, Steven Buchholz of Woodland, Martha Allred, Marjorie Gee and Shirley "Fay" Buchholz all of Sacramento, Frieda "Kay" Buchholz of Tacoma, Wash., Connie Leek of West Sacramento, Tab Buchholz and Kurtis Buchholz both of Bremerton, Wash. and Belinda Loney of Crescent City; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Geneva Kendall of Woodland and Lila Moore of Riverbank and her brother, Bill Irby of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jim R. Buchholz and Coleman R. Buchholz, Sr.; her grandchildren, Coleman R. Buchholz, Jr. and Jeffrey A. Buchholz; her great-grandchildren, Melissa Hart and Tyler Buchholz; her parents, John S. and Goldie Irby; her sister, Olive and her brothers, Noble, Cecil, Alva, Harry, and Lester Irby.

The family requests flowers and plants in memory of Mrs. Buchholz. If unable to deliver to the church, please give them to a loved one in her memory.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Celebration Center Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland. The Reverend Robert Hargrave is officiating. Burial will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with the services.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 26, 2005.)

BUCKLES

Mildred Ilis (Cunningham) Buckles

Mildred Ilis (Cunningham) Buckles, age 89, passed away at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, on Wednesday, July 9, 2003. Mrs. Buckles was born on Oct. 26, 1913, in Ashland, Ore. to Carl and Anna Grace (Freemyers) Cunningham. She had been a resident of Yolo County since 1926 and was a graduate of Woodland schools.

During her lifetime, Mildred was a member of the Woodland Christian Church and a former member of Omega Nu Sorority. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling in Europe and the Middle East, playing Bridge and Mah Jong and painting watercolors and gardening.

Surviving Mrs. Buckles is her daughter, Bonnie Issidorides and husband Constantine of Woodland, a niece and nephew and several cousins. Her husband of 56 years, Thomas Worth Buckles, her parents and her cousin/foster brother, Russell Carl Freemyers, predecease her in death.

A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m. July 15, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. Rev. George Foxworth will officiate. Memorial donations in Mrs. Buckles’ memory may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, July 14, 2003.)

BUENO

Albert Izzat Bueno

Albert Izzat Bueno died unexpectedly at the Woodland Memorial Hospital emergency room on Jan. 4, 2004. He was 23 years old.

Born to Luis and Terrie Bueno on Sept. 22, 1980, in Mexico City, Mexico, he was one of four children. He was raised in Mexico and settled in Davis with his family six years ago. He and his family had recently moved to Esparto.

He was in his second year at Yuba Community College, where he was studying computer art and general education. He was a devoted member of the Baha’i Community. Bueno had many interests that brought him great joy, including playing computer games, backgammon, watching movies and riding his electric scooter. However, he most enjoyed spending time with his family and watching after his brother and sister.

Although he had many adversities in life and physical limitations, he never saw himself as handicapped, his family says. Rather, he saw himself as being normal in every way.

"He always saw the positive in life and had the natural ability to bring great joy to all those around him," his family says. "He and his smile will be greatly missed by family and all who knew him."

He is survived by his mother, Terrie L. Bueno of Esparto and his father, Luis A. Bueno of Puebla, Mexico; his brothers and sister, Badi and Khadije Bueno of Esparto and Nabil Bueno of Puebla; and his grandparents, John and Martha Rutan of Davis.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

BUENO

Jose F. Bueno, Sr.

Jose F. Bueno Sr. died in Woodland Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at age 88. Born March 25, 1915, in San Angelo, Texas, Mr. Bueno was the son of Lucio and Eugenia Bueno. He served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corp during World War II as a sergeant. He was a prisoner of war for six months in Germany. He received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 77 and a life member of the American Disabled Veterans. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was employed by Southern Pacific for 30 years, Deseret Farms for three years and by the County of Yolo for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary A. Bueno of Woodland; son, Jose Bueno Jr. of Woodland; daughters, Mary Gene Rodriguez and husband Pedro of Woodland, Diana Rios of Dixon, Ofelia Garza and husband Fred of Sacramento, Lydia Azevedo and husband Ben, Cindy Isler and husband Tom of Madera, and Rosita Michel of Woodland; Godchildren, Jose Bueno III and Camaron Navaretti; sister, Lillian Navarro of Palermo; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Marlon Bueno; and daughter, Irene Bueno.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 16, 2004.)

BUENTELLO

Ramiro Buentello

Ramiro Buentello died at his home in Woodland Sunday, May 1 at age 50.

Mr. Buentello was born Dec. 31, 1954 to Faustino and Ernestina Trevino Buentello in Mission, Texas. He was employed as a carpenter within the construction industry for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Vitalina Buentello of Woodland; his daughters, Maxine Black of Hanford, Cindy, Ruby and Denise Buentello and his son, Valentine Buentello, all of Woodland; five grandchildren; his mother, Ernestina Buentello of Mission, Texas; his sisters, Gloria Rios of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Arcelia Rosales of Dallas, Sylvia Cordero of Brownsville, Texas, Estella Lopez of La Joya, Texas and Irene Mercado of Mission, Texas; his brothers, Ruben Buentello of Mission, Texas, Roberto Buentello of Edinburg, Texas and Rojelio Buentello of Mississippi and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Faustino Buentello.

Services: A vigil will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, May 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, on Sacramento Street in Yolo. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, May 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 05, 2005.)

BULLOCH

Stella Beatrice (Schwarz) Bulloch

Stella Beatrice (Schwarz) Bulloch died in Woodland’s Palm Gardens Residential Care Facility Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at age 99.

Born Nov. 13, 1903, at Clipper Gap, Mrs. Bulloch had been a Yolo County resident for the past 53 years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Flood and Caroline Estella (Hallicker) Schwarz. Her first employment was with the Wearever Company in Oakland. In 1949, she and her husband moved to Yolo County to operate Madison General Store, in partnership with her brother, Clifford Schwarz. They sold the business in 1956 and Mrs. Bulloch went to work for First American Title Company, retiring in 1965. She had been an active member of First Baptist Church of Woodland since 1949.

Mrs. Bulloch is survived by her nieces, Sharon L. Steele of Granite Bay and Theresa A. Richards of Amherst, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, W. Grant Bulloch; sister, Gladyes Schwarz Stewart; and brother, Clifford Schwarz.

Family members and friends are invited to attend the funeral service, scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with Pastor Mel Beals officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association, 2007 "O" St., Sacramento, 95814; or First Baptist Church of Woodland, 1616 West St., Woodland, 95695.

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

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 16, 2002.)

BUNFILL

Darlene Marie Bunfill

Darlene Marie Bunfill, a 37-year resident of Davis, died July 30, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 58.

She was born in Oroville on April 20, 1947. Her family describes her as a person who loved life and was very devoted to her family. She will be missed by all who knew her, they said.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert A. Bunfill of El Macero; her children, Kevin Bunfill and Madeline White, both of Davis; and her grandchildren, Alexandria White, Bryce White, Jacqueline White and Maggie White, all of Davis.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral at noon Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 3, 2005.)

BUNN

William Henry "Bill" Bunn

William Henry "Bill" Bunn died in Woodland on Sept. 20, 2003, at the age of 51.

Born Aug. 26, 1952, he was a fifth-generation Californian who grew up on the family ranch in Byron. He graduated from Liberty Union High School in Brentwood in 1970 and attended Chico State University, graduating with a degree in agronomy in 1976.

Bunn worked for 25 years at Cal West Seeds in Woodland where he held positions as field representative, operations manager, production manager and, at the time of his death, assistant vice president of international sales.

He was active for many years with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Davis and more recently with the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Teresa; his daughter, Becky; and his son, Billy, all of Woodland; his mother, Alice June Bunn; and his brother, Michael Bunn, both of Byron; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Byron/Brentwood area.

His father, William Sylvain Bunn, preceded him in death in 1988.

Bunn will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him -- his family, co-workers and friends.

"He was a great dad, husband and son, and loved nothing better than spending time with his family in the outdoors, hiking, fishing or just having a good backyard barbecue at home," his family says. "He loved a good story, joke or son, and could always be counted upon to bring up people’s spirits, and to see the lighter side of things."

Bunn loved his job and was dedicated to the health and future of Cal West Seeds. He enjoyed traveling and meeting people from different cultures and countries.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive in Woodland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Willow Oak Medical Aid Fund, 17535 County Road 97, Woodland, CA 95695 and/or to the Bill Bunn Memorial Fund, c/o the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 24, 2003.)

BURDEN

Betty Jean Burden

Betty Jean Burden died on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at age 79.

Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Negaunee, Mich., Mrs. Burden attended St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, George Burden of Yuba City; son, Jim Burden of Woodland; daughters, Barbara Burden of Hawaii, Ginger Burden of Woodland, and Lois Burden of Katy, Texas; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Michael and Robert Burden.

The family requests memorials be directed to Marysville Cancer Center, 618 5th St., Marysville 95901; or to Fremont Rideout Hospice, 319 G St., Marysville, 95901. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel of Yuba City.

Services: Memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Yuba City. Inurnment will be conducted privately.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 24, 2003.)

BURDETTE

James B. Burdette

James B. Burdette died in his sleep of a heart attack on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at his home in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 65 years old.

Burdette was born May 20, 1940, to Albert and Emily Burdette. He was a graduate of UC Davis, where he also worked in the university’s computer center for 17 years.

Burdette is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sandra Emmerson. His ashes will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, December 4, 2005.)

BURFORD

Arthur Neal Burford

Arthur Neal Burford died Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Cottonwood Healthcare Center in Woodland at age 70.

Mr. Burford was born Sept. 12, 1935 in Columbus, Texas to Ivory and Mattie (Connor) Burford. He had been a Woodland resident for three years. He attended San Francisco City College until joining the U.S. Army. After 21 years of military service, Mr. Burford retired from the Army and returned to San Francisco where he went to work for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. He was a member and deacon at the Greater Second Baptist Church in Woodland; and also worked as a crossing guard in both San Francisco and Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Burford’s wife, Catherine Burford of Woodland; his daughter, Barretta Burford of San Antonio, Texas; his sons, Arthur Burford and Quinton Burford, both of Woodland, Adrion Jones of Union City and Anthony Burford; seven grandchildren; his aunt, Luevena Connor of Columbus, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Fannye Birdwell and Eliza Sutton; and his brothers, Ivory Burford Jr. and James Burford.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Burford’s name be directed to the Greater Second Baptist Church, 435 Second St., Woodland 95695; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Greater Second Baptist Church, 435 Second St., Woodland with Pastor Mike Beard officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BURKE

Richard Earl 'Pug' Burke

Richard Earl "Pug" Burke died in Sacramento, Sunday, June 20, 2004 at age 85.

Born Feb. 27, 1919 in Woodland, Mr. Burke was the son of the late Richard Sidney and Virginia Mae (Loranger) Burke of Esparto. He played baseball for the Woodland Oaks and was in Woodland Elks team at Clark Field in 1935. Mr. Burke was a World War II Marine veteran, who served in the Pacific Theater in the Marianas Islands, Ryukyu Islands and as part of the occupying force in Japan. He was honorably discharged Jan. 26, 1946 as a Private First Class and qualified as rifle expert. He was a 50-year member of the VFW Post No. 8762 of West Sacramento. He retired as the under-sheriff of Yolo County in 1976, joining the state of California Department of Justice.

Survivors include his children, Richard Edward Burke and Patricia Ann Terry; daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Howard) Burke; son-in-law, Philip A. Terry; brothers, Stephen and Barry Burke; sisters, Mary Campi and Virginia "Billie" Brackett; grandchildren, Richard and Gregory Burke and Philip J., Patrick and Jennifer Terry; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Daniel Burke and Ryan and Cameron Terry. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Geraldine (Dowell) Burke; and brother, James Burke.

Memorials are preferred to the charity of donor’s choice.

Services: Closed casket visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at River Cities Funeral Chapel of West Sacramento. Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 860 West St., Woodland.

Funeral Notice:

SERVICES TOMORROW

Richard Earl "Pug" Burke: Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 860 West St., Woodland. Closed casket visitation will be held Thursday, from 1 to 8 p.m. in the River Cities Funeral Chapel of West Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 24, 2004.)

BURKES

Christopher Walden Burkes

Christopher Walden Burkes peacefully passed away at home in Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. Christopher was born in Yuba City on April 2, 1970 to the late Michael Burkes and Patricia Lopez Muller. Chris spent his early childhood in San Francisco before moving to Sacramento where he graduated from Sacramento High School in 1987. He soon thereafter was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Approximately five years later, Christopher was the proud recipient of a heart transplant at Stanford Hospital. After recuperating he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from Phoenix University in information technology. He was employed with the California Dental Association pursuing a rewarding career utilizing his college degree. One of Christopher pastimes was DJ’ing for clubs and weddings. He was chosen as DJ of the Year for the Sacramento area by the Sacramento Bee in the early 1990s. Chris recently joined an endurance training program for cycling and was a member of the Sacramento Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s "Team in Training" program where he participated in endurance rides to raise money for blood-related cancer patients. Chris volunteered for numerous organ procurement agencies. He was an avid spokesman for organ donation. Chris led an active, full life up until his sudden death. Christopher is survived by his parents, Louie and Patricia Muller of Woodland and companion Denise Roberts of Woodland; maternal grandmother Consuelo March of Gridley, uncles Rudy Lopez and his wife Neva of Corona, Tom and Angela Gill of Gridley, Danny Gill of Ruth, James and Diana Guess of Lake Almanor and aunts Christina Lopez, Barbara Gill and Rosemary Anderson plus numerous cousins. He is survived by his paternal grandparents John and Maxine Burkes of Pleasanton, uncles Lane Burkes of Pleasanton, Fred Burkes of Sacramento and Terry and Danielle of Carmichael and numerous cousins.

A vigil will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Court and Walnut Streets in Woodland with funeral services on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to McNary’s Chapel, 662-5411. Donations may be made in memory of Christopher Burkes to the California Transplant Donor Network, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600, Oakland, 94612 or to Holy Rosary Choir, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695.

Christopher loved life and whomever he met loved him. He was a source of spiritual inspiration and found humor in every situation. His strength and courage were insurmountable and he will be greatly missed forever.

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

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Christopher Walden BURKES (1970-2004) (2 of 2 obits.)

Christopher Walden Burkes died at his home in Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at age 34.

Mr. Burkes was born April 2, 1970 in Yuba City to Patricia Lopez Muller and the late Michael Burkes. He graduated from Sacramento High School in 1987 and received his bachelor of science degree from Phoenix University in information technology. He was employed with the California Dental Association. He was chosen as DJ of the Year for the Sacramento area by the Sacramento Bee in the early 1990s and was a member of the Sacramento Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s "Team in Training" program where he participated in endurance rides to raise money for blood-related cancer patients. He also volunteered for numerous organ procurement agencies and was a spokesman for organ donation.

Survivors include Mr. Burkes’ parents, Patricia and Louie Muller; his companion Denise Roberts, all of Woodland; grandparents Consuelo March of Gridley and Johnny and Maxine Burkes of Pleasanton; aunts Christina Lopez, Barbara Gill and Rosemary Anderson and uncles Rudy Lopez and his wife Neva of Corona, Tom and Angela Gill of Gridley, Danny Gill of Ruth, James and Diana Guess of Lake Almanor, Lane Burkes of Pleasanton, Fred Burkes of Sacramento and Terry and Danielle Burkes of Carmichael.

Donations may be made in memory of Mr. Burkes to the California Transplant Donor Network, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600, Oakland, 94612 or to Holy Rosary Choir, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 8, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary’s Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

BURLESON

Lavern "Tootsie"/"Vern" Burleson

Lavern "Tootsie" or "Vern" Burleson died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, Aug. 29 at age 78.

Mrs. Burleson was born March 24, 1927 in Leachville, Ark. She had been a Yolo County resident for five years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Burleson’s sons, Rodney Bryce Higgins of Woodland; her stepsons, Michael Burleson of Michigan and Terry Burleson of Indiana; her grandchildren, Jude Croxford, Dawn Avalos and Krista Higgins; eight great-grandchildren; her sisters, DanB Miller of Texas, Corabelle Brewer of Ohio and Myrl Leitz of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Jack Burleson; her mother, Rosabelle Smith; her father, Dolph Smith; her sister, Irma Durbin and her brother, Roe Smith.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Burleson’s name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Home, 175 Second St., Woodland with Reverend Elmer Prout officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 7, 2005.)

BURNS

Richard "Dick" Burns

Richard "Dick" Burns died Feb. 1, 2005, in Davis after a lengthy illness. He was 72.

A visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A graveside service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born July 14, 1932, in Huntington Park, he was known for his quick wit, warm heart and sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sandy Burns; his children, Susan Abrahams of Napa, Matthew Burns of Rancho Cucamonga and Michael Burns of Eldridge; his son-in-law Mark Abrahams; his daughter-in-law, Sonia Burns; and his grandchildren, Bailey Abrahams, Mason Abrahams and Mason Burns.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the American Kidney Foundation. A virtual guest book may be signed at http://www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday February 3, 2005.)

BURRAGE

Linda Marcelle Burrage (1st of 2 obituaries)

Burrage, Linda Marcelle passed away at home Friday, March 26, 2004 following a long battle with cancer, age 59. Beloved wife of William (Bill) Burrage, married 37 years. Predeceased by her parents Herman and Violet Burkett. Loving mother of Sam (Sarah) Burrage of Windsor, Nancy Burrage of Santa Rosa, special stepmother of Becki Spiva of Esparto, Ca. and David Burrage and his former wife Mary Kennedy of Colorado. Also survived by her sisters, Barbara Burkett of San Jose and Janice Palagruti of Seattle, Wash. and her brother Dennis Burkett and his wife Susan of Novato. Grandmother of Alyson and Gavin and stepgrandmother of Tristan, Nicole, Damon, Ashley and Davey. Linda was born in Vallejo, Ca. on Christmas Day 1944. She loved bowling in her earlier years and was the office manager and business partner at B & E Transmission in San Francisco for 37 years with her husband, Bill. Linda is remembered as a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She loved cooking for her family and was known as a private, quiet person who enjoyed music, quiet times sitting in the sun and giving of herself to all, a loving, generous and kind person. Linda especially loved spending time with her granddaughter and was looking forward to the arrival of her grandson. She was a beautiful, special person who will be missed by all she ever came in contact with.

A funeral service was held Sunday, March 28, 2004 in the Santa Rosa Memorial Park and Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Those desiring may make donations in Linda’s name to American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Rd., Santa Rosa, Ca. 95403; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Presidio, P.O. Box 29316, Bldg. 36, Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 220, S.F. Ca. 94129. Arrangements under the care of Santa Rosa Memorial Park & Mortuary, (707) 542-3154.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 30, 2004.)

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Linda Marcelle Burrage (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Linda Marcelle Burrage died following a long battle with cancer Friday, March 26, 2004, at age 59.

Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Vallejo, Mrs. Barrage was the daughter of the late Herman and Violet Burkett. She worked for B&E Transmission in San Francisco for 37 years with her husband as an office manager and business partner.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, William (Bill) Burrage; children, Sam (Sarah) Burrage of Windsor, and Nancy Burrage of Santa Rosa; stepchildren, Becki Spiva of Esparto, and David Burrage and his former wife Mary Kennedy of Colorado; sisters, Barbara Burkett of San Jose and Janice Palagruti of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Dennis Burkett and his wife Susan of Novato; grandchildren, Alyson and Gavin and stepgrandchildren, Tristan, Nicole, Damon, Ashley and Davey.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 95403; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Presidio, P.O. Box 29316, Bldg. 36, Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 220, San Francisco, 94129., on her behalf. Arrangements were under the direction of Santa Rosa Memorial Park & Mortuary, (707) 542-3154.

Services: A funeral service was held Sunday, March 28, 2004 in the Santa Rosa Memorial Park and Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 01, 2004.)

BURRIS

Pansy Turold Burris

Pansy Turold Burris died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Tuesday, March 11, 2002, at age 94.

Born Jan. 1, 1909, in Arcata, Mrs. Burris had been a Yolo County resident for 75 years.

Survivors include her sons, William Turold and wife Jane of Woodland, Jack Turold and wife Sally of Davis, and Ron Goselin and wife Connie of Yuba City; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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

Services: A graveside service was conducted Friday, March 14, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

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

BURTON

Pearl E. Burton

Pearl E. Burton died in her Woodland home on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, following a short illness. Born in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Pearl E. Fillmore and John Norris. Pearl was a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She was the widow of Jack C. Burton Sr.

Pearl is survived by three sons, Richard and Debbie Dunbar of Red Bluff, Conrad Wilson of Woodland and Jack Burton Jr. of Brockton, Mass. She is also survived by daughter, Edith P. Dunbar of Newinton, Conn.; stepdaughters, Debbie Smith of Suisun, Barbara Powell of Fairfield, Darlene Caywood of Colorado; brother, Charles Butler of Enfield, Conn.; sisters, Phyllis Bailey of Vacaville, and Patricia Hecker of Boynton Beach, Fla. Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Woodland United Fellowship Church, 240 N. West St., Woodland.

The Neptune Society of Northern California is assisting the family with arrangements.

(A photograph of Pearl Burton is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 05, 2003.)

BURTON

Russell P. Burton, Jr.

Russell P. Burton Jr. known in his youth as "Red" passed away in his home on June 8, 2005. Born April 10, 1942 a native of Sacramento. A loving and devoted husband of 42 years to wife Jennie. A loving father to daughter Kathleen and husband Jeff DeFevere, son Raymond and daughter-in-law Kimberly, daughter Lisa Burton and daughter Angelic Campos and son-in-law Miguel Campos II. Proud grandfather to Johnny Burton, Joshua Burton, Robert and Michael Landers, Ashley and Taylor DeFevere, Miguel III and Jose Campos. Loving brother to Wayne and Lorraine Cowin. He was enlisted in the USMC at the age of 17 and proud to say once a Marine always a Marine. He retired after 30 years of service to PG&E in 1994. He will be remembered for his generosity, humor, commitment to his family, and his love for his wife. The family invites friends to attend a memorial service Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento; phone: (916) 922-5833.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 15, 2005.)

BUSE

Esther Estella Buse (1st of 2 obituaries)

Esther Estella Buse peacefully passed away May 29, 2005 at Enloe Hospital in Chico at the age of 75. Esther was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Bell Fouche, S.D. to Stella and Harlie Dillon. She was a resident of Woodland for the past 54 years and graduated from Woodland High School in 1947. Esther worked for Bank of America and River City Bank in Woodland before retiring, later enjoying being a home interior representative and a great senior care giver. She loved painting and participating in her painting classes. Woodworking and showing her flowering cactus were also passions she had.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years William Buse, sons Micail Buse, David Buse and wife Debbie, Richard Buse, daughter Jennie and her husband George Sandoval. Brother Don Dillon and his wife Sylvia.

Her grandchildren include Killian Buse, Chris Juarez, Shalynn Taylor, Adam Juarez, Aliester Olen, Samantha Juarez, Jordan Buse and Kaitlynn Buse.

Great-grandchildren are Kaylee and Joey Buse.

Esther was preceded in death by her sister Scarlet "Olive" Brengle, brothers, Ivan, Archie, Vernon and Buddy Dillon, triplet sons Dan, Don and Dean Buse, parents Stella and Harlie Dillon.

There will be a celebration of her life at their home, 18 Northwood Drive, Woodland, Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a prayer given at 1 p.m. by Pastor Leroy Dillon.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 3, 2005.)

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Esther Estella Buse (2nd of 2 obits.)

Esther Estella Buse died at Enloe Hospital in Chico Sunday, May 29 at age 75.

Mrs. Buse was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Bell Fouche, S.D. to Stella and Harlie Dillon. She was a resident of Woodland for the past 54 years and graduated from Woodland High School in 1947. Before retiring, she worked for Bank of America and River City Bank in Woodland and after retirement was a home interior representative and a senior care giver.

Survivors include Mrs. Buse’s husband of 58 years William Buse; her daughter, Jennie Sandoval and her husband George; her sons, Micail Buse, David Buse and his wife Debbie, Richard Buse; her grandchildren, Killian, Jordan and Kaitlynn Buse, Chris, Adam and Samantha Juarez, Shalynn Taylor and Aliester Olen; her great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Joey Buse and her brother, Don Dillon and his wife Sylvia. She was preceded in death by her triplet sons Dan, Don and Dean Buse; her parents Stella and Harlie Dillon; her sister, Scarlet "Olive" Brengle and her brothers, Ivan, Archie, Vernon and Buddy Dillon, (sic)

Services: There will be a celebration of Mrs. Buse’s life from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Saturday, at 18 Northwood Drive, Woodland, with a prayer given at 1 p.m. by Pastor Leroy Dillon. McNary’s Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 4, 2005.)

BUTLER

Catherine Ann Butler

Longtime Davis resident Catherine Ann Butler died April 4, 2003. Born on Oct. 10, 1931, she was 71 years old.

Butler moved from Davis to Gold River with her late husband, Lee, in the late 1980s. Before that, he operated Butler Landscape and Nursery here for some three decades before moving his contracting business to Sacramento.

Catherine Butler was born in South Bend, Ind., in Oct. 10, 1931. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Dayton.

A proud homemaker, her life’s work was her family. She kept busy shuttling her sons and daughters to and from their many sporting events and regularly volunteering at their schools. She was also active at St. James Catholic Church. Later, she became an honorary member of the Gold River Villagers.

She is survived by her sons, Patrick, Daniel and Michael Butler of Gold River; daughters, Susan Holden and Mary Buckley, both of Rancho Cordova, and Linda Butler of Sacramento; and grandchildren Nick, Blake and Katie Butler of Sacramento, Chris Holden of Orangevale, Ryan and Robyn Butler of Gold River, and Kyle Buckley of Rancho Cordova.

Friends are invited for visitation Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., in Sacramento and to attend a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mel’s Catholic Church, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave., in Fair Oaks, with interment in the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 8, 2003.)

BUTLER

Gertrude S. Butler

Gertrude S. Butler age 85, died February 8, 2003 in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Woodland, after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born May 27, 1917 in Calistoga, to Robert Walker Stratton and Verne Newman Stratton. She was proud that she was a third generation Californian. Her great-grandfather was first surveyor general of California, appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant.

She was married in 1936 to Vernon H. Adams, Postmaster at Livingston, Ca. They had a daughter, Carol Verne Asher, who resides in Medford, Ore. Upon his death in 1942, she was appointed Postmaster and served in that position until 1945.

She married Lloyd W. Butler in 1944. They had a daughter, Marilyn L. Lammers, who resides in Woodland. The career moves of her husband Lloyd, who was employed by the Bank of America, took them to various locations in Northern California. His last move was to Chico, where they lived for over 30 years. After his death in 1993, she remained living in Chico until December 2001, when she moved to Woodland to be near her daughter Marilyn and family.

Always an active volunteer, she was president of the MEE Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in King City, where they resided for seven years. In Chico, she was a volunteer for the family service discovery shoppe and the American Cancer Society "Reach for Recovery" for over 25 years. She was a long time member of the Butte Creek Country Club and served as Captain of the Women’s Club in 1976. She attended the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Chico until her move to Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Vernon H. Adams in 1942; and her husband Lloyd W. Butler of 49 years in 1993.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Asher and companion Don Doty of Medford, Ore., and Marilyn Lammers and husband Don of Woodland; grandchildren, Jeffrey Asher and wife Bennie of North Carolina, Julie Lipelt and husband Robbie of Woodland, Michelle Cannan of Woodland, John Lammers and wife Julie of Tennessee; and six great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves a sister, Nellie Budd of Jamestown, Ca. and a brother, Robert Stratton of Glenallen, Alaska.

A graveside service will be held at the family plot in St. Helena, Ca. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003 at 2 p.m.

The family requests donations be made to Yolo Hospice at P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95617. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658; or www.legacy.com.

(A photograph of Gertrude Butler is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 12, 2003.)

BUTLER

Minnie Frances Butler

Minnie Frances Butler of Meridian died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at age 78.

Born in McPherson, Kan., Mrs. Butler had been a Sutter County resident for 50 years. She was a homemaker and helping his husband in their farm business. She was a representative of Mary Kay Cosmetic in Woodland and Knights Landing.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Leslie A. Butler; daughters, Dianne Butler of Meridian, and Bonnie Hatfield and husband Bob of Brownsville; grandchildren, Angela Walker of Kirkville, Paul Hatfield of Yuba City, Shari Dixon of Santa Rosa, and Mike Hatfield of Meridian; and great-grandchildren, Cori and Emma Walker, Mason Hatfield, Rachel and Jason Hatfield and Logan Dixon.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sutter North Hospice, 480 Plumas St., Yuba City, 95991. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Yuba City.

Services: Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery.

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

BYRNE

Paul Francis Byrne

Paul Francis Byrne died Nov. 7, 2004, at Sierra Health Care after a long illness. He was 86.

Friends are invited to a prayer and rosary service at 6 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in Davis. A funeral Mass will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at St. James Church, 14th and B Streets. Burial will be at the Davis Cemetery.

Born Aug. 18, 1918, on a farm near Edensburg, Pa., he was one of nine children born to Harvey and Caroline Coons Byrne. He spent his youth in Pennsylvania and graduated from Edensburg High School. In 1939, he joined the U.S. Army Air Forces and was stationed at Wheeler Field in Hawaii.

On Dec. 7, 1941, he survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was returning from early Sunday morning Mass when the first bomb was dropped on Wheeler Field and he was pursued by fighter planes strafing the planes on the runway. He continued to serve in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

On his return to the States, he was assigned to Travis Air Force Base where he me (sic) Private Eileen Cardy in 1944. They were married in 1945 and, following discharge from the service, they moved to Davis. He returned to Travis Air Force Base as a federal civil service employee and was aircraft maintenance supervisor until his retirement in 1973.

He was an active member of the Reliable A’s Model A Ford Club; the Davis Dynamos Walking Club, a chapter of the American Volkssport Association; and was a volunteer at the Davis Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels Program for many years. He and his wife were Seniors of the Year in 1993.

In 1987, he was honored to be chosen by KOVR-TV to be part of a small group taken to Rome, Italy, for a special audience with Pope John Paul II and visits to sacred sites. The trip was filmed and was shown as "Flight of the Faithful" as part of KOVR news.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Merle and Robert Byrne; and by his sister, Lucille (Byrne) Ronan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eileen; his son, Robert Michael Byrne and his fiancee, Norma Sepulveda of Clearwater, Fla.; his daughter, Cheryl Ann Rudd and her husband David Rudd of Valencia; his grandchildren, Robert Rudd and his wife Aili of Ankeny, Iowa; Karen (Rudd) Lamb and her husband Eugene Lamb of Lakewood, Colo.; Kelly (Byrne) Smith and her husband Curt Smith of San Diego; Amy Lynne Byrne of San Diego; and Sarah (Byrne) Ames-Waitt and her husband Andres Ames-Waitt of San Diego.

He is also survived by his brother, Arthur; his sisters, La Verne, Betty, Mary and Alma, all of Pennsylvania; five great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the staff and caretakers at Sierra Health Care for the compassionate, loving care he received for the past five months.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

BYRNES

Hattie Lee Byrnes

Hattie Lee Byrnes died Saturday, March 29, 2003 in Woodland.

Born April 11, 1925, in Phoenix City, Ala., Mrs. Byrnes had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Cuilla and husband Frank, Patricia Lyons and husband Bob, and Shirley Bennett and husband Casey; son, Edwin Byrnes III and wife Gloria; sister, Betty Thrower of Cataula, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edwin Albert Byrnes.

Arrangements are under the direction of River Cities Funeral Chapel of West Sacramento.

Services: The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at River City Funeral Home of West Sacramento, with a graveside following the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 03, 2003.)

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