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CHEECHOV

Naomi Mary Anna Karsten Cheechov

(The following death information is from the "Sacramento Bee," 4/25/1996, and was contributed by Nancy Poppin Posey, email: heisable(at symbol)mindspring.com.)

Naomi Cheechov died on April 22, 1996, in Sacramento, California, at the age of 68. She was a native of Red Bluff, California.

Her husband is listed as Victor J. Cheechov, and her children are listed as: Victor J. Cheechov, Walter K. Cheechov, and David W. Cheechov. (Walter and David Cheechov were both of West Sacramento.) Her daughters are listed as, Cynthia Lamar, who lived in Santa Rosa, and Vicki Seros, who lived in Sacramento. Naomi Cheechov's brother is listed as Russell Karsten who lived in Las Vegas Nevada. She was survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation was held on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the A. J. Nicoletti Funeral Home at 5401 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento. The funeral was held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Burial was at the East Lawn Memorial Park, and remembrances were to be directed to the Mercy Hospice at 9940 Business Park Drive, Suite 165, Sacramento, CA 95827.

CHILDERS

Clifford Perry Childers

Clifford P. Childers, 61, a native Californian and a resident of the Knights Landing for the past 25 years, died early this morning in Woodland Clinic hospital where he had been a patient since May 22.

The son of Mrs. and Mrs. John G. Childers, he attended schools in Woodland.

He formerly operated a grocery store in Knights Landing, but recently had been engaged in farming.

Childers was a member of the Wheatland Masonic lodge, Knights Templar, Scottish Rite bodies, and Ben Ali Temple shrine, Sacramento.

He is survived by his wife, Reva; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd McCue, of Redwood City; a grandson, Blair Hulber, stationed at Hamilton Field; two brothers, George Childers, of Stockton, and a half sister, Mrs. Juanita Tracy, of Los Angeles.

Masonic services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kraft Brothers chapel.

(Source: The Woodland Daily Democrat, Saturday June 1, 1954)

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C. P. Childers Services Held

Funeral services for Clifford P. Childers, 61, of Knights Landing, were conducted at 2 p.m. yesterday in Kraft Brothers chapel.

The Rev. Ralph Bolick, of Knights Landing, and members of Nicolaus lodge, No. F & AM officiated. Mrs. Jewel Krohn was organist.

Pallbearers were J. R. Bohannon, Ralph Marvin, Ralph Shuey, Irvin Kramer, Jr., C. J. McMurdo and B. F. Jones.

Burial was in Woodland cemetery.

(Source: Woodland Daily Democrat, Thursday June 3, 1954)

(The above obituary was contributed by Tom Childers, <User633879@aol.com>.)

CHILDERS

Dorsey Childers

Funeral services for Dorsey C. Childers, Woodland resident who died Monday morning at DeWitt hospital, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Kraft Brothers chapel. Burial will follow in the Woodland cemetery.

(Source: The Daily Democrat, Woodland, California, Tuesday, January 28, 1964, Page 2.)

Dorsey Childers

Funeral services for Dorsey Childers were held at 10 a.m. yesterday morning at Kraft Brothers' Chapel.

Rev. Frank Norris conducted the service. Mrs. Elmer L. Hoffmann was organist.

Pallbearers were Clifton Kramer, Irvine Kramer Jr., Leland Childers, Melvin Kroner, Chet Hiddleson and Seraphine Silva.

Interment was in Woodland cemetery.

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(Source: The Daily Democrat, Woodland, California, Thursday, January 30, 1964, Page 2.)

CHILDERS - In Auburn, Placer County, January 27, 1964, Dorsey D. Childers of Woodland, Yolo County, husband of Niobe of Sacramento, father of Robert E. and Mrs. Betty Smith, both of Woodland, and Doris J. Childers of Sacramento, and brother of Mrs. Bessie Kramer of Knights Landing, Yolo County, Mrs. Ella Doster, Mrs. Lula Glenn and Mrs. Mabel Isacs, all of Woodland, and Rhoda Faye Childers of Los Angeles; a native of Oregon; aged 73 years. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM tomorrow in the Kraft Brothers Chapel in Woodland. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery.

(Source: Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California, Tuesday, January 28, 1964, Page B-3)

(The above obituary was contributed by Tom Childers, <User633879@aol.com>.)

CHILDERS

George Perry Childers

Childers Is Pneumonia Victim Here

George Perry Childers, 77, who was a member of the famous wagon train that broke the original Oregon Trail, died of pneumonia at this home, 147 First Street, at 9:25 o'clock last night.

When 11 years old, Childers crossed the plains with the train that split at Salt Lake City. One section came south to California, while the one Childers was with went on to Oregon.

The late James Perry Childers, Childers' father, came to California around Cape Horn in 1849 along with his brother, who died and was buried at sea. James Childers mined gold in California for five years, each winter living at Marysville. Later he went east to Scotland County, Missouri, where George was born. In 1865, when George was 11 years old, the family settled in Oregon, where George resided the remainder of his life except for about 10 years, which were spent in Woodland.

The Childers family was a pioneer group of the Grand Rounde [sic - Grande Ronde] Valley, Oregon. It settled around La Grande and has been one of the leading families of that section for the last three-quarters of a century.

George Childers married Nancy Ann Chase December 31, 1879, and they celebrated their fifty-second wedding anniversary last December. Eleven children were born to the couple. Nine of whom are still living. There were two sons, Claude D. and Sidney K. Childers, who are now deceased. Those living are Lulu Belle Glenn of La Grande, LeRoy [sic - Lee Roy] Childers of Cove, Ore., D. D. Childers of Woodland, Mrs. Ella Doster of Honolulu, T. H., Mrs. I. E. Kramer, Mrs. Mabel Marlin, Miss Ethel Childers and George T. Childers, all of Woodland, and Mrs. R. M. Robinson of Long Beach.

Kraft Brothers are in charge of funeral arrangements, and it has not been decided yet whether the body will be shipped to Oregon or whether it will be buried in Woodland.

There are 16 grand children and four great grand children surviving Childers.

[Perhaps Woodland] Newspaper

Saturday March 05, 1932

George P. Childers Funeral Tomorrow

Funeral Services for George Perry Childers, who died here early Friday evening, will be held in the Kraft Brothers Chapel tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, with Rev. E. L. Karstaedt officiating. Burial will be follow in Woodland Cemetery.

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Mail Of Woodland, Sunday, March 6, 1932, Page 1.

George P. Childers Laid To Rest Here

Funeral services for George P. Childers, 77-year-old pioneer, were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday a Kraft Brothers Chapel, with Rev. E. L. Karsteadt of the Christian Church officiating. Mrs. W. D. Johnson sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Rock of Ages”, with Mrs. L. E. Wraith at the pipe organ.

The interment and services at the graveside in Woodland Cemetery were postponed until 5:05 p.m. so that one son, LeRoy [sic – Lee Roy] Childers, arriving on the 5:05 p.m. train could be present at the last rites.

The pallbearers were H. I. Bobb, H. A. Kramer, C. H. Clements, T. J. Pugh, Doren Issacs and Ira Nichols.

(Mail Of Woodland, Tuesday, March 8, 1932, Page 1)

(The above obituary was contributed by Tom Childers, <User633879@aol.com>.)

CHILDERS

Marie Elva Childers

Mrs. Marie Elva Childers passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at her Woodland home. Born on March 28, 1911, in Kansas, she was 91 years old.

Mrs. Childers was born and raised in Kerwin, Kansas, and moved to Winters in 1949. She resided in Winters until 1986 when she moved to Woodland. She worked for 10 years for Contadina as a cook and then worked for over 30 years as a cook at the Buckhorn in Winters. In addition to her work as a cook, she was the first Police Women in Winters. Her job at the Police Department was to escort female suspects. At the time she worked for the Police Department a male police officer could not be alone with a female suspect. Mrs. Childers still holds her police badge which is numbered 1. She also enjoyed crochet.

Mrs. Childers was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Childers in May of 1986, a son Robert Underwood in December of 1989 and a grandson Darrell Underwood, in 1997.

She is survived by her children, Myrna Kiefer of Winters, Anita Feakes and husband Larry of Prineville, Ore., Judy Richards and husband Clyde of Craigmont, Idaho, Donna Klutsenbaker and husband Roger of Woodland, Jennifer Bigelow and husband Lowell of Woodland, Tina Childers of Woodland, and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Underwood of Reno, Nev.; and a brother, Dean Price of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Childers also leaves grandchildren, Danny Underwood, Debra Rosevear, Deanna Denny, Denise Hayden, all of Nevada, Robbie Kiefer, Karen Elwood, Dana Butman, Mark Wisterman, Rus2sell Wisterman, Tim Wisterman, Eric Wisterman, Cindy Carrion, Greg Fishaugh, Richard Tunstall, David Boswell, Roger (Pee Wee) Klutsenbaker, Michael Klutsenbaker, Carrie Hogan, Wendy Klutsenbaker, Sheila Conner, all of California, and Corina Couture of Idaho. Mrs. Childers is survived by 50 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main St. in Winters and are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Smith's Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Winters Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in her name to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

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

CHILDERS

Niobe Childers

Funeral services for Mrs. Niobe Childers are pending at Kraft Brothers chapel in Woodland.

Mrs. Childers died Saturday in Mercy hospital in Sacramento.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Smith of Woodland.

(Source: The Daily Democrat, Woodland, California, February 18, 1974, Page 16)

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Niobe Childers

Funeral service for Mrs. Niobe Frances Childers, 77, who died at Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, Saturday, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Kraft Brothers Chapel with burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

She is survived by a son, Robert of Woodland, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Ann Smith, of Woodland and a daughter Miss Doris June Childers of Sacramento, a brother, Alvadore Andrew of Portland, Calif., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian church, Sacramento, the Forum Allied Arts, Senior Citizens of Sacramento, a past deacon of the Presbyterian Women's Association.

(Source: "The Daily Democrat," Woodland, California, February 19, 1974, Page 16)

(The above obituary was contributed by Tom Childers, <User633879@aol.com>.)

CHILDERS

Victoria Mary Childers (1st of 2 obits.)

Victoria Mary Childers passed away Feb. 20, 2006 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital. She was born in San Francisco April 26, 1905. Her parents, Michilina and Francisco Bertolucci, had immigrated to the United States in 1900 from Lucca, Italy.

Following the San Francisco earthquake, her family relocated to Woodland. Victoria graduated from Dingle Elementary School and attended Woodland High School. She went to work at age 16 at what was then Martha's Bakery and is now Timothy's Bakery. She later worked for many years at the Woodland Laundry, and then the Woodland French Laundry from where she retired.

Victoria was a great walker, loved to shop and in her retirement years enjoyed many activities at the Senior Center.

Victoria celebrated her 100th birthday last April with two parties, and salutations from President Bush and past president William Clinton.

She is survived by her daughter Ima Jean Badger and son-in-law Bob Badger of Woodland, granddaughters Vicky Kaleta and husband Paul of Lake Tahoe, Cindy Ithurburn of Yuba City and grandson Dan Badger of Lockeford and his fiance Kristy Geer of Davis. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Karin and Casey Kaleta of Lake Tahoe and Michelle, Christinia, Bert and Bob Ithurburn of Yuba City.

Preceding her were her parents, brother Adolph "Monk" Bertolucci and husband Wallace H. Childers in 1966.

Victoria was cherished by her family and her wonderful sense of humor and common sense approach to life will be missed. The family will celebrate her life and wish to extend many thanks to the Alderson staff for their care and concern over these last years. McNary's Chapel is assisting with arrangements, and remembrances in her honor should be the donor's choice.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

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

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Victoria Mary Childers (2nd of 2 obits.)

Victoria Mary Childers died Monday, Feb. 20 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital at age 100.

Mrs. Childers was born in San Francisco April 26, 1905 to Michilina and Francisco Bertolucci. Following the San Francisco earthquake, her family relocated to Woodland when she was one year old. She graduated from Dingle Elementary School and attended Woodland High School. She went to work for Martha's Bakery, which is now Timothy's Bakery. She later worked for many years at the Woodland Laundry, and then the Woodland French Laundry from where she retired. She was a member of the Woodland Senior Center.

Survivors include Mrs. Childers' daughter, Ima Jean Badger and her husband Bob of Woodland; her granddaughters, Vicky Kaleta and her husband Paul of Lake Tahoe, Cindy Ithurburn of Yuba City; her grandson, Dan Badger of Lockeford and his fiance Kristy Geer of Davis; and her great-grandchildren, Karin and Casey Kaleta of Lake Tahoe and Michelle, Christinia, Bert and Bob Ithurburn of Yuba City. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Wallace H. Childers; her were her parents; and her brother, Adolph "Monk" Bertolucci.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Childers, private family services will be held. She will be inurned next to her husband at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 24, 2006.)

CHILDRESS

Andrea Jean Childress

Andrea Jean Childress passed away gently at the age of fifty-four in the presence of her immediate family and her friend Melanie after struggling for two years against cancer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 21, 1952, Andrea lived in nearby Norwood until 1968 when her family moved to Bel Air, Maryland. There she graduated from Bel Air High School in 1970. In 1972, she and her future husband David moved to Berkeley to attend Merritt College. In 1975 they both moved to Rohnert Park, California where Andrea graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College with an AS degree in Radiological Technology. She subsequently worked as an X-Ray Technician at the Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol and at the Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis and as an Ultrasound Technician at Sutter Memorial in Sacramento for the past seven years. Andrea loved her family, her work, gardening and walking on the beach.

Andrea is survived by her mother and father, Bill and Madeline Austin, sisters Madeline Pruett and Martha O’Fallon and brother Mark, her loving children Michael and Amelia, and by her husband David.

A Rosary will be held on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the St. James Parish Church, Davis, followed by a funeral mass at 11 p.m. Those wishing to send flowers may send them to: Wiscombe’s – Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis, CA 95616 and those wishing to make donations can send them to the: Children’s Bereavement Art Group (CBAG), c/o Peggy Gulshen, Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Ste 400, Sacramento, CA 95816. Those who wish to sign a guest book on line may do so by visiting www.davisfuneral.com.

(A photograph of Andrea Childress is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2006.)

CHILDS

Joan L. Childs

Joan L. Childs, resident of Woodland since 1977, passed away on February 25 at the age of 76.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., she had resided in California since 1953. She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Penelope J. and Gary W. Walgenbach of Arbuckle, Ca., Evelyn M. Childs of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Lori E. Childs and Lester Weber of Newport News, Va. She was the proud grandmother of Carolyn M. Jones of Davis, Ca., Beryl L. Childs and Gwen E. Bushnell of Idaho Falls, Idaho, James H. Wilkendorf serving in the U.S. Navy, Holly E. Wilkendorf (deceased), and Benjamin Q. ChildsWeber and Dorothy A. ChildsWeber of Newport News, VA. She is remembered with fondness by her former husband, James L. Childs, his wife, Louise, their family in Irving, Texas, and by the staff at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland where she had resided since 1991. The family is grateful to the staff of Woodland Memorial Hospital for their exceptional care and thoughtfulness during her brief hospitalization. Arrangements are pending and the family requests that remembrances be directed to the charity of the donor's choice in lieu of flowers.

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

CHIN

Kim Loy Chin

Kim Loy Chin, a 35-year resident of Davis, died June 26, 2004. She was 62.

Born Aug. 1, 1941 in Phoenix, she was raised in San Francisco with her eight brothers and sisters. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated from the UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1964.

After raising her family, she returned to the practice of pharmacy and worked for 14 years until her death.

A golfer and tennis player, she spent recent years traveling the world with her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wing How Yee; mother, Wong Yuen Yee; and younger brother, Yale Kee Yee.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Chin of Davis; sons, Mark of Alameda, Jeff of Santa Clara and Greg and his wife Mimi of El Dorado Hills; and grandsons, Grant and Andrew of El Dorado Hills.

She is also survived by her siblings, Toy San Tom (Stephen), Yale Hong Yee (Letitia), Toy Kim Yuen (Vincent), Mimi Chin (Henry), Sue Pane Lee (Parke), Benjamin Yee (Candace) and Bonnie Lowe (Dennis), as well as 31 nieces and nephews and 36 grandnieces and grandnephews.

A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive in El Macero.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances in her name be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

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

CHINN

Anita Lucero Chinn

Anita Lucero Chinn died June 14, 2001, in Sacramento. Born July 26, 1945, to Ysidro and Annie Lucero, she was 55.

She was the devoted wife of 35 years to Doug Chinn. She was the loving mother to Toby and Charlie Garcia, Bonnie Chinn Kirby, Dougie and Joey Chinn; grandmother to Sherri Chinn, Erick Crockenberg, Loretta Kirby, Audrey Chinn, Christina, Demara, Violet and C.J. Garcia; mother-in-law to James Kirby, Callie, Cody, Daryn, Melissa and Wendy; sister to Ysidro and Joey Lucero.

She was a very kind-hearted person, who always opened her home to a friend in need. Those who met her called her mom or grandmother.

A service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," June 19, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

CHIULOS

Bess Joan Chiulos (1st of 2 obituaries)

Bess Joan Chiulos died in Woodland Wednesday, June 15 at age 82.

Mrs. Chiulos was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Woodland to Theodore and Helen (Canellias) Stathopul. She had been a Yolo County resident for 71 years. She attended Holy Rosary Academy grammar school in Woodland and graduated from Amundsen High School in Chicago. She then went on to study at the Institute of Modern Business in Chicago and the Chicago Art Institute. She worked as a fashion coordinator for five years and then returned to Woodland where she worked as an administrative secretary at the Woodland Clinic for 13 years. She was also a lifetime member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Chiulos' daughters, Ellen Chiulos and her husband Rick Frassetto of San Francisco and Cathy Norcott and her husband Dave of Auburn; her son, Nicholas E. Chiulos and his wife Nanette Maysonave of Pacific Grove; her granddaughter, Gina Frassetto of San Francisco; her grandsons, Matthew and Adam Norcott of Auburn; and her sisters, Katherine Stathopul and Julie Wahl, both of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ernest Chiulos.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Chiulos' name be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Desert Mountain Chapter, 3877 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.

Services: Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Bess Joan Chiulos (2nd of 2 obits.)

Bess Joan Chiulos, age 82, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2005. Born in Woodland on Sept. 17, 1922, Bess was the middle of three daughters born to Theodore and Helen (Canellias) Stathopul.

Bess attended Holy Rosary Academy, and in 1936 moved with her family to Chicago, where she graduated from Amundsen High School and the Institute of Modern Business. Bess also studied fashion design at the Chicago Art Institute. In Chicago, Bess worked in the fashion department of the Earl Ludgin Advertising Agency. In 1946, the family returned to Woodland where Bess was employed by the Woodland Clinic.

Bess married Ernest N. Chiulos of Roseville on June 5, 1949 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland. The couple settled in Woodland where Bess became a full-time homemaker and mother of three children.

In 1975, when her children were grown, Bess returned to work at the Woodland Clinic until her retirement in 1985. Upon her retirement, the doctors for whom she worked presented her with a trip to Greece. Bess and Ernie thoroughly enjoyed visiting the homeland.

Bess' life revolved around family events and activities. She enjoyed frequent vacations at the family cottage in Pacific Grove, taking walks along the shore with Ernie. Bess loved to read, garden and cook for her family. She was extremely close to her two sisters, who also reside in Woodland.

Bess and Ernie were married for 53 years, and had a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration. Ernie passed away on June 30, 2002. Bess will be greatly missed by those who survive her, including her son Nicholas Chiulos and daughter-in-law Nanette Maysonave of Pacific Grove; daughter Ellen Chiulos, son-in-law Richard Frassetto and granddaughter Gina of San Francisco; daughter Catherine Norcott, son-in-law David Norcott and grandsons Matthew and Adam of Auburn; sisters Katherine Stathopul and Julie Wahl of Woodland; nephew Craig Wahl of Sacramento; nephew Christopher Wahl, his wife Traci Brandon, and their daughters Lexi and Lindsey of Phoenix.

Bess will always remain in the hearts of her family and friends. She is at peace now, happily reunited with her beloved Ernie.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. Private inurnment will occur at a later date. Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Bess' name to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Desert Mountain States Chapter, 3877 N. 7th St., Suite 300, Phoenix, Ariz. 85014. Bess' wish was to help all children battling these diseases.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, July 5, 2005.)

CHIULOS

Ernest N. Chiulos

Ernest N. Chiulos, age 78, passed away peacefully June 30, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Roseville on April 18, 1924, to Nicholas and Diamando (Kotsifas) Chiulos, who had emigrated from Greece, Ernie was the youngest of six children.

Ernie, who graduated from Roseville High School in 1941, enjoyed acting in drama productions and was an accomplished violinist in the school orchestra. He continued to enjoy classical music throughout his life.

After enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943, Ernie received training as a pharmacist's mate and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division serving as a hospital corpsman in the battles of Guadacanal and Okinawa. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart battle wounds at Okinawa, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal, the Victory Medal and the American Area Citation among other commendations.

After his separation from military service, Ernie met Bess Stathopul of Woodland. They were married on June 5, 1949, in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony conducted at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland.

Ernie spent most of his career in the retail grocery business. He was well known in the community as the manager of the Stop-n-Shop Supermarket in Woodland for 25 years.

An active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland since 1949, Ernie served at various times as a member of the church choir and vestry.

In his leisure and during retirement, Ernie enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, giving advice, acting as "Mr. Fix-it" for family and friends, gardening and taking walks along the coast of Pacific Grove.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bess (Stathopul) Chiulos; son, Nicholas Chiulos and daughter-in-law Nanette Maysonave of Pacific Grove; daughter, Ellen Chiulos, son-in-law Rick Frassetto and granddaughter Gina of San Francisco; daughter, Cathy, son-in-law David Norcott and grandsons Matthew and Adam of Auburn; sisters, Kay Theros and Pauline Lourentzos of Sacramento; brother, Andy Chiulos of Roseville; sisters-in-law, Kay Stathopul and Julie Wahl of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews including Craig Wahl of Sacramento and Christopher Wahl of San Rafael.

Ernie will always remain in the hearts of his family and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2002, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. Private inurnment will occur at a later date.

The family requests contributions in Ernie's memory be made to the St. Luke's Episcopal church Endowment Fund or to the Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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

A fee has been paid to print this obituary exactly as provided.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, July 05, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

CHOLE

Joseph Michael Chole

Former Davis resident Joseph Michael Chole died Nov. 27, 2003, one day shy of his 32nd birthday, after a long battle with melanoma.

He was born Nov. 28, 1971, in Fontana, graduated from Davis High School in 1990 and graduated from UC Davis in 1994, where he majored in political science with a minor in religious studies.

Chole worked at KXTV-Channel 10 in Sacramento as a studio supervisor and set designer until 2000, when he moved to St. Louis, Mo., to attend graduate school in architecture at Washington University.

Chole loved to build, to travel, to sing and to laugh, his family says. He was living in St. Louis at the time of his death.

He is survived by his parents, Rick and Cindy Chole; his brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Noelle Chole; his sister, Katy Chole; and his sister and brother-in-law, Lindy and Wes Mathews. His surviving grandparents are Wendy Chole and Tom and Ethel Beiseker. He is also survived by his niece, Lauren Chole, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at the First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis County. Memorials may be sent to BJC Hospice, 9890 Clayton Road, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63124.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, December 6, 2003.)

CHRISS

Bessie L. Chriss

Bessie L. Chriss died of natural causes on April 3, 2000, at her home near Woodland. Born on Feb. 19, 1914, in Tupelo, Okla., to Lola (Miller) and Homer Perry, she was 86.

She was the oldest of eight children.

She was an accomplished seamstress and began sewing for her siblings at the age of 8.

She was married to S.J. Chriss on Dec. 31, 1932. She and her husband came to California during the Great Depression and made their home in Yolo County for 60 years.

She was employed by Breit's Department store in Woodland for a number of years in the yardage department. Later she worked for the JC Penney Co. at the Main Street store until her retirement in 1979 in the same capacity. Many customers came to the store to ask her advice on sewing problems.

After retirement she continued to work at her farm raising livestock and was active until the age of 80. It was not unusual to see her on top of her barn fixing the roof in her 80s.

She loved gardening and continued this hobby until her death. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. Her 86th birthday was recently celebrated by her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Zielesch and her husband Fred; son, Larry Chriss and his wife Jan; six grandchildren, Greg Zielesch, Derek Zielesch, Tanya Johnson, Traci Cline, Mark Chriss and Steve Chriss, all of Woodland; 11 great-grandchildren, Rex, Lindsey, Dane and Danielle Zielesch, Cache Zielesch, Christi and Brandi Cline, Rodney Gladney, Chase, Cody and Casey Smith and Jordynne Brown, all of Woodland; three sisters, Martha Gage, Lil Trumbull of Woodland, Dovie Lewis of Stockton; and a brother, Roy Perry of Ceres.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, S.J. ''Buster'' Chriss; her parents; and three brothers, Lloyd Perry, Barney Perry and Russel Perry.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary's Chapel in Woodland. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill Cemetery.

(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.)

CHRISTIAN

Ann L. Christian

Ann L. Christian died at her Lincoln home on Sept. 20, 2003, after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer. Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Williamsport, Pa., she was 65.

She graduated from Temple University School of Nursing in Philadelphia.

A 30-year resident of Davis, she and her husband moved to Lincoln Hills in 2001. She was a pioneer in local breast cancer education and prevention, working and lecturing for 35 years as a registered nurse. She was head nurse at the opening of the Breast Center at Woodland Clinic in 1986.

After retiring, she continued lecturing for the American Cancer Society and worked with Y-ME in Davis.

She was an active 35-year member of the El Macero Country Club and captained the ladies' golf groups.

"Her friendly, loving nature and radiant smile will forever shine in our memories," her family says.

She is survived by her husband John, daughters Sandra Bertacchi and Charmaine Nishita, son Peter and three grandchildren, Christian, Libby and Mikaela.

A private funeral for family only will be held. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1836 Sierra Gardens Drive, Suite 130, Roseville, CA 95661, or to the American Cancer Society.

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

CHRISTISON

Arthur Vernon Christison

Arthur Vernon Christison died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, Aug. 20 at age 90.

Mr. Christison was born June 7, 1915 in Corning. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 85 years. He was a graduate of Woodland High School. During World War II he worked at the Mare Island Shipyard. He was the owner of T V Christison & Sons, a family business operating in Yolo County since 1926. He was also a life member of the Woodland Elks Club for 69 years.

Survivors include Mr. Christison's sons, Robert A. Christison of Fair Oaks and Gary T. Christison and his wife Diane of Woodland; his grandchildren, Mark, Brian and Timothy Christison of Woodland, Cynthia Taylor and her husband Tom of Yuba City and Kevin Christison of Fair Oaks; his great-grandchildren, Trysha and Briana Graff of Yuba City and Jack Christison of Woodland; his sister, Phyllis Christison Martin of Tucson, Ariz.; and his brothers, Clifford Christison of Napa and Thomas J. Christison of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Delia (Lammers) Christison; his parents Thomas V. and Ruth (Brown) Christison; and his brother, Victor Christison.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A private inurnment will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 26, 2005.)

CHRISTISON

Barbara Lee "Bobbie" Christison

Barbara Lee "Bobbie" Christison died Sunday, Dec. 5 at age 64.

Mrs. Christison was born June 29, 1940 in Pittsburgh. She was the 1956 Yolo County Sugar Queen.

Survivors include Mrs. Christison's husband, Robert, also of Fair Oaks; her children, Cynthia, Kevin and Eric; her son-in-law Thomas Taylor; her grandchildren, Trysha and Brianna Graff; her stepgrandchildren, Aaron, Ryan, Kyle and Allyson Taylor and her mother, Mary Wampler.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights. Interment will be at Fair Oaks Cemetery. Price Funeral Chapel of Citrus Heights is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 09, 2004.)

CHRISTISON

Elizabeth (Elsie) Christison

Elizabeth (Elsie) Christison lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003. She passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 76, lovingly surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Born on March 23, 1927 to Henry and Francis Lammers in Nebraska, Elsie was one of eight children and moved to California at the age of 2. She attended Holy Rosary Academy and graduated from Mount Tamalpais High School. After graduating, she was employed as a switchboard operator for Pacific Telephone Company. She met Thomas Christison while attending a family event and they were married on September 29, 1946 after a 5-month courtship. They made their home in Woodland, where they adopted and raised five children.

Elsie was involved in many activities while raising her family. She was active in PTA, 4-H and Holy Rosary Church. She continued her positive influence over many other children while she had a day care in her home for 20 years. After her retirement, she devoted her free time to her beautiful rose gardens and fishponds.

Elsie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas; her children and their spouses, all of Woodland: Ruthie and Tony Bowers, Katie Adams, Laurie Christison, Julie and Pat Klingler and Tom and Michelle Christison. Elsie was a loving and devoted grandmother and leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Nicole and Karisa Adams, Danya, Cole, Kelsey, Shea and Lane Simons, Molly and Marnie Christison, Emerson Klingler and his yet-to-be-born sister, Elizabeth (Ellie) Klingler, named after her grandmother. She is survived by her last remaining sibling Harry Lammers and his spouse Joan of Cobb Mountain. Her parents and six siblings preceded her in death.

Elsie will be greatly missed by her husband, children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Ca 95617; or The UC Davis Cancer Center, c/o UC Regents/Health Sciences Advancement, 4900 Broadway, Sacramento, Ca. 95820.

The graveyard service at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery is pending.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 06, 2003.)

CHRISTISON

Jeff Christison (1st of 2 obituaries)

Avid hunter and fisherman, retired veterinarian and volunteer firefighter.

Loved and admired by his wife Jan, his sons Jim and Joe and his buck dogs. Grandfather to Addy, Emmy, Hannah and Hunter. Son of Betty Lowe and the late Vic Christison. He was the grandson of the late Walter and Lela Cougle. Brother to Carol Moore.

He died on his last hunt.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to MSPCA - Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130. Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 14, through Thursday, September 15, 2005.)

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Jeff Christison (2nd of 2 obits.)

Jeff Christison died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, Sept. 10 at age 60.

Mr. Christison was born July 7, 1945 in Woodland. He was a retired veterinarian, former owner of Yolo Veterinary Clinic, and a volunteer firefighter.

Survivors include Mr. Christison's wife Jan; his sons, Jim and Joe; his grandchildren, Addy, Emmy, Hannah and Hunter; his mother, Betty Lowe; and his sister, Carol Moore. He was preceded in death by his father, Vic Christison and his grandparents, Walter and Lela Cougle.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Christison's name be directed to MSPCA - Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Christison, so services are scheduled. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 16, 2005.)

CHRISTISON

Zilla Christison

Zilla Christison died at Woodland Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at age 95.

Born March 22, 1908, in San Francisco, Mrs. Christison had been a Yolo County resident for 75 years. She was an elementary school teacher taught in Zamora. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association, and .A.A.R.P.

Survivors include her daughters, Phyllis Martin of Pleasant Hill; granddaughters, Deborah Holland of Winters, and Suzanne Ropers of Texas; grandson, Stanton Eschwig, of Pittsburg; great-grandchildren, Amber and Jennifer Eschwig, Wayne Holland, and Blake Ropers; and stepsons, Clifford E. Christison and wife Elizebeth of Napa and Thomas J. Christison of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas V. Christison.

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

Services: A private graveside service was held at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

CHURCH

C. B. Church

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Evening Bee," Monday, March 5, 1900.

DIED

C. B. CHURCH, who has been a prominent citizen of Yolo County for thirty years, died of locomotor ataxia Friday night, at Woodland. He was a native of New York, and about 72 years old.

CIVITTS

Mary Frescas Civitts

Mary Frescas Civitts died at Cottonwood Healthcare Center on Friday, March 7, 2003, at age 62.

Born March 7, 1941, in Woodland, Ms. Civitts was the daughter of the late Juanita (Murrillo) Frescas and Mariano Frescas. She had been a lifelong resident of Yolo County, attending schools in Woodland. She last worked for Cache Creek Bingo.

Survivors include her son, John Civitts of Woodland; daughters, Teresa Civitts, also of Woodland, Connie Kates of Piedmont, Okla., and Ann Gray and husband Bill of Piedmont, Okla.; grandchildren, Venessa and Craig Civitts of Woodland, Dennis Stanley Jr., Jennifer and Michael T. Kates, Timothy W. Johnson III, Billy Ray Gray III, Stacy Gray and Markie Gray, all of Piedmont, Okla.; sisters, Hope Tapia, Mary Julian and husband Larry, Nelly Zeitman and husband Arno of Woodland, and Cathy Roach and husband Raul of San Jose; and brothers, Pete Frescas and companion Wrenna, Jim Frescas, Joe Frescas and Mark Frescas, all of Woodland, Al Frescas and wife Della of Sacramento, and Eddy Frescas and wife Shelba of Bakersfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Civitts.

The family requests memorials be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 13, 2003.)

CLACK

Opal M. Clack

Opal M. Clack of Woodland died peacefully on May 10, 2002, in Woodland. She was 97.

She was born in Grayson County, Texas, on Nov. 3, 1904, to William Henry and Clara (Overbey) Austin.

She married John Henry Clack in 1924. The two came to California from Texas in 1926. At this time, her husband went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, which employed him until his retirement in 1965.

She was a loving wife and a fine homemaker. She and her husband lived in the same home in Bakersfield for more than 60 years. In 1992, she moved to Woodland, where she live at St. John's Retirement Village until she died.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986, her brother Royce and sister Pearl.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom shall always remember her fondly as "Aunt Opal."

A private graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Union Cemetery in Bakersfield. No local service is planned.

In lieu of flowers, her family wishes friends to remember her in prayers and honor her with a donation to the charity of their choice.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland and Hopson Mortuary of Bakersfield are assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CLAPPER

Nellie M. Clapper

Nellie Mae Clapper died at her home in Davis on July 15, 2002. She was 91 years old.

She was born on April 22, 1911 in Danville, Va.

She lived most of her life in Ohio and was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church near Duncan Falls, Ohio. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Association of American Retired People, of Chandlersville Senior Citizens and Davis Senior Citizens Inc. During the past four years she lived in Davis with her daughter, Louise Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvill Clapper, and son, Richard Clapper.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise Fisher of Davis and Rosemary Hrinko of Florida; daughter-in-law, Una Clapper of Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Mumper of New York and Garnetta Warne of Ohio; and a brother, Bill Moore of Ohio.

A memorial service was scheduled for this morning at Davis Lutheran Church. The funeral and burial service will be Saturday in Ohio.

The family suggests that remembrances be sent to Sugar Grove Methodist Church c/o Duncan Falls Methodist Church, Duncan Falls, Ohio 43734.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 18, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

CLARINE

Harry Oscar Clarine

Harry Oscar Clarine died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at age 102.

Born July 28, 1901, in Oxford, Neb., Mr. Clarine had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. He was employed for Ford Motor Co., and was a Dairy farmer. He also worked in the trucking business, construction and in an olive plant.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Cornett and husband Robert; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Fern Clarine; and eight brothers and two sisters.

The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Association; or to American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 13, 2003.)

CLARK

Alice S. Clark

Alice Sandell Clark died on Feb. 14, 2000, in Woodland. Born on Nov. 24, 1922, in Oneonta, N.Y., to Harold Sandell and Gertrude Northrop Sandell, she was 77.

After high school graduation, she went to work, first as a secretary in a law office and then a bank. At the age of 41, she began taking classes part-time at the State University of New York at Oneonta and then took a job there as secretary of the science department in order to have a better opportunity to take classes.

She graduated first in her class from the university and received a scholarship to the library school at SUNY, Albany. Upon receiving her master's degree of library science, she taught at the library school before leaving to take a job as a library administrator at Ohio State University.

She later became the assistant director of libraries at the University of New Mexico and upon her retirement was the acting director.

During this period, on her vacations, she took classes at SUNY, Oneonta, and earned a master's degree in history, writing her thesis on Wallace Nutting. She also authored several books and articles on library science.

She particularly enjoyed working with and mentoring young librarians. She was very involved in campuswide issues and was honored for her work in increasing access for disabled students.

When she retired, a room at the main library at Ohio State University was named in her honor.

She then moved to Davis and lived in the core area for 12 years, where she enjoyed gardening and going for walks with her dog, Penny. She was a member of Davis Community Church. She loved traveling with her friends and did so often.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn, and former husband, Dewey Clark Jr.

She is survived by her two sons, Peter Clark of Cooperstown, N.Y., and his wife Mary, and Bruce Clark of Winters and his wife Judith; two grandchildren, Seth and Molly Clark of Oneonta, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Rosamond Collins of New York; nephews, Terry Collins, Scott Collins, Emil Reynolds, Mack Reynolds and Mark Polk; niece, Laverne Land; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Private services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the SPCA or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

CLARK

Betty Louise Clark

Betty Louise Clark of Yuba City died at Prestige Assisted Living in Marysville on Monday, Jan. 30 at age 76.

Mrs. Clark was born Sept. 12, 1929 in Gordon, Neb. She had been a resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 60 years. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Assembly of God Church of Marysville.

Survivors include Mrs. Clark's daughters, Cherry L. Hahn and April L. Shirley, both of Yuba City, Tina D. Blenn of Gridley and Linda A. Phillips of Woodland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Barbara Cleary, Donna L. Pipkin and Anna L. Ryan, all of Wenatchee, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bud D. Clark and her sister, Elynore Lumbaugh.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Clark, private services for family will be held. Inurnment will be at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter. Ullrey Memorial Chapel Inc. of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 2, 2006.)

CLARK

Dennis Wayne 'DC' Clark

Dennis Wayne "DC" Clark died in Rio Linda, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 at age 56.

Mr. Clark was born April 22, 1948 in Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Clark's children, Jaesea and Faron Clark; his nephew Eric Bell and his partner Lynn Canafax. Donations in Mr. Clark's name may be made to the Sacramento SPCA. His cremains will be scattered off the coast of Bodega Bay.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in Rio Linda. Anyone wishing to attend may call (916) 539-7912 for location. Sierra View Funeral Chapel of Carmichael assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 07, 2004.)

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Dennis Wayne 'DC' Clark (1948-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Dennis Wayne "DC" Clark entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 at age 56. DC was a native of Woodland, born April 22, 1948, and most recently a resident of Rio Linda.

DC was the father of Jaesea and Faron Clark, beloved uncle of Eric Bell and loving friend and partner of Lynn Canafax. He will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.

Donations in DC's name may be made to the Sacramento SPCA. Cremains will be scattered off the coast of Bodega Bay. Sierra View Funeral Chapel of Carmichael assisted the family with arrangements.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in Rio Linda. Anyone wishing to attend may call (916) 539-7912 for location.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 10, 2004.)

CLARK

Dorothy Margaret Wilkin Clark

Dorothy Margaret Wilkin Clark died Nov. 11, 2005, in Fresno. She was 86 years old.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clarksburg Community Church. Born May 30, 1919, in Pittsburgh to Fred and Edith Wilkin, she was the eldest of four children. She started school in Pittsburg in a one-room school and graduated from San Juan High School in Orangevale in 1936.

She was married in 1938 to William Justin Clark, to whom she was a faithful wife for 56 years. She worked for much of her life, and retired from UC Davis in 1978.

She is survived by her two sons, James Clark of Hanford and Richard Clark of Davis; her sister, Joyce Quilling of Bakersfield; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Justin; her only daughter, Carol Ann Bonner of Sonora; her brother, Fred Wilkin; and her sister, Edith Meade, both of Orangevale.

Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 20, 2005.)

CLARK

Elizabeth "Pat" Clark

Elizabeth "Pat" Clark, a longtime Davis resident, died July 5, 2003, at her home. She was 57.

Born Feb. 22, 1946, in Nebraska, she moved often as a child, with stays in Bremerton, Wash., Hawaii and the Hunter's Point area of San Francisco, because her father was serving in the U.S. Navy.

Her family eventually settled in Davis, where she graduated with the Davis High School Class of 1964. She went on to work as a UC Davis accounts payable clerk for more than 27 years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading Stephen King novels and spending time with her grandchildren. She also crocheted quilts she gave as gifts to family and friends. She liked traveling to Washington and to Oregon, where she planned to retire.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Kalinen, in 1996.

She is survived by her husband Russell Clark, with whom she would have celebrated a 24th wedding anniversary in August; son Davis Wayne Kalinen and wife Jan of Davis; stepchildren Russell Clark of Red Bluff, Crystal Clark of Davis and Becky Hurst of Red Bluff; brothers Troy Troth of Chico, Ronald Troth of Seattle, Ray Troth of Davis and Kenny Troth of Davis; and grandchildren Kayla, Alisa, Tarah and Jonathan Kalinen.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. A private burial will be held at Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in Pat Clark's name to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento CA 95815.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, July 12, 2003.)

CLARK

Elsie G. Clark

Elsie G. Clark died on Jan. 11, 2000, in Davis. Born on June 30, 1901, in Iowa, she was 98.

She moved to California with her family and attended school here, receiving her registered nursing degree in 1923. In 1925, she married D.G. Clark, M.D., and lived as a homemaker and community volunteer for 60 years in Santa Paula.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Nancy C. Kelson.

She is survived by her son, R.G. Clark, M.D.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Her memory and devotion will be cherished by her family.

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

Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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

CLARK

Hazel N. Clark

Hazel Norine Clark died April 30, 2001. Born in Esparto on Jan. 16, 1918, to the late Charles and Maud Mack, she was 83.

She a was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. She attended schools in Esparto and graduated from Esparto High School in 1936. She was a homemaker all of her adult life. She loved to cook and work in her garden.

She is survived by her daughter, Gilda McElroy, and husband, Pete, of Salmon, Idaho; grandchildren Steven Ray and wife, Karen, of Salmon, Idaho; Bobby Ray and wife, Marci, of Woodland; Robby Ray and wife, Rena, of Capay; and Shauna Smith and husband, Dan, of Colorado; as well as seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mabel Lipelt of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert L. Clark in 1983 and son, Richard Clark in 1999.

A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Capay Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 2, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

CLARK

James E. Clark Sr.

Services for James E. Clark Sr.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at the Winters Cemetery for James E. Clark Sr. who died Oct. 13, 1990, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in North Dakota on Oct. 14, 1928, and worked as a painting contractor in the Bay Area for 20 years. He retired in 1976 and then moved to Davis.

He is survived by a son, James E. Clark Jr. of Davis; two daughters, Deanie Hutton of Winters and Suzie Wood of Sacramento; and five brothers, Dale of Torrance, David of Mission Viejo and Danny, Johnny and Willie, all of Washington.

He is also survived by four grandchildren: Cierra Murray-Clark, Samantha Hutton, Jessica Wood and Deanie Wood.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, October 18, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

CLARK

John Jonas Clark

John Jonas Clark died on Feb. 16, 2006. He was 85 years old.

A remembrance memorial in the Wawona Pioneer Center at Yosemite National Park will be held at a later date.

Born on March 6, 1920, in Gilroy, he was the son of Dr. John A. Clark, a noted Gilroy physician.

He served in World War II in the Army 184th Infantry California National Guard in the Pacific campaign from the Aleutian Islands to the Philippines, where he was wounded on the island of Leyte. He received many medals, including the Combat Infantry Badge.

He lived in Davis for 10 years.

He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He was affiliated with the Purple Heart Veterans Association, VFW, AARL, the Yosemite Association and the Yosemite Fund.

He worked as a docent and guide for more than 20 years in Yosemite Park at the Wawona Living History Village, where he portrayed Cavalry Maj. Harry Copeland Benson, the acting superintendent in 1905.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; his daughter, Kathleen Chavez and her husband Jack; his son, John Clark and his wife Barbara Nichols; his sister, Cornelia Lovejoy; grandchildren, Lisa Baxter and husband Bruce, Kristina Wyatt and husband Craig, John Christopher Chavez, Jennifer Clark, Julie Clark and stepgranddaughters (sic) Dale Taormino and her husband Jason, Marijke Melman and her husband Enny, and Yoly Strove; numerous nieces and nephews; and two great-grandsons.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Yolo Hospice, Yosemite Fund, Yosemite Association or any charity of choice in his name.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 22, 2006.)

CLARK

Lois Eva Clark

Lois Eva Clark died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital Monday, Feb. 14 at age 92.

Mrs. Clark was born April 20, 1912 in Terril, Iowa. She graduated as valedictorian from Blooming Prairie High School in 1930. She graduated from Abbot Hospital School of Nursing in Minnesota in 1935. She has worked in the Woodland Clinic and Sutter Hospital as registered nurse and also worked as an industrial nurse at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park until her retirement.

Survivors include Mrs. Clark's daughter, Maxine I. Berben; her granddaughter, Amy N. Garcia and her husband Danny; her great-grandchildren, Jordan L. and Jerrett M. Garcia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Max K. Clark and her sisters, Margaret R. Cantrell and Kathryn O. Klingbeil.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Clark, private services will be scheduled. Inurnment will be at Woodland Cemetery. All Faith Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 15, 2005.)

CLARK

Mary Clark

Mary Clark passed away on Jan. 16, 2005. Born on June 17, 1953, she was 51 years old. She is survived by her husband, Howard Clark, and children Alisa and Russell Clark, all of Winters; brothers Glen Burch, of Petaluma, and John Burch and his wife, Jeannie, of Woodland; and Rita Fleehart, of Lacey, Washington. Services will be held at the Winters branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Thursday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 20, 2005.)

CLARK

Michael Gary Clark

Michael Gary Clark died in Woodland Friday, Jan. 28 at age 64.

Mr. Clark was born April 26, 1940 in San Francisco. He had been a life-long Yolo County resident. He attended Woodland schools and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was employed by Eaton Drilling.

Survivors include Mr. Clark's wife, Claudine; his daughter, Terrie Drewry and her husband Dave; his sons, Steven and his wife Pat and Chris and his wife Lora; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Alexander, Jordan and Christian Clark, Michael J. Clark, Erin Delacy, Meghan and Andrew Hillstron, Cody and Melissa Westergard and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lana and Edward Clark and his sister, Darlene Cook.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Clark's name be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Inurnment will be private. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 01, 2005.)

CLARK

Perry Richard Clark

Perry Richard CLARK, longtime Winters resident, passed away peacefully at his home on April 17, 2004. Perry was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on Jan. 20, 1927. Perry attended school in Gooding, Idaho, along with his siblings Vashti and Jay Dee.

Perry joined the United States Navy in 1945 and set sail on the U. S. Langley. The Langley sailed to Italy as well as the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor.

Perry met his lifelong sweetheart Jeannine Delores Warren in 1946. After a whirlwind courtship they were married on Sept. 6, 1947. They made their first home in Gooding. Perry and Jeannine moved to Winters in 1949. Perry became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1961. Perry and Jeannine were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1962. Perry's profession was a truck driver, which he held for 56 years. Perry and Jeannine raised five children, Virgil Stanton Clark, Connie May Crum, Lorna Christine Button, Jeanie Marie Martinez and Larry Richard Clark. Perry and Jeannine enjoyed 56 years of marital bliss and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. They visited New Zealand, Alaska, Australia, Mexico and Canada, as well as many states in the U. S.

Perry is survived by his wife Jeannine, his five children, sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother May Sedonia Schooler, his father Albert Stanton Clark and his brother Jay Dee Clark.

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

A viewing was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on Tuesday, April 20.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 435 Anderson Avenue, in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 22, 2004.)

CLARK

Robert Elmer Clark

Robert Elmer Clark passed away at the David Grant Medical Center in Fairfield, on April 8, 2000, after a short illness. Born Dec. 4, 1938, he was 61 years old.

Mr. Clark was a resident of Winters, and was a United States Navy Flight Engineer for 20 years. He was a member of the Eagles-Mountain View, the American Legion and Fleet Reserve.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Pauline, of Winters; brothers, Donald, of Rio Rico, Arizona, Richard, of Simi, Raymond, of Sisseton, South Dakota and Warren, of Upland; sisters Mary Howard of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Sandra Howard of Henderson, Nevada.

At his request, no services were held. Inurnment will be private.

Arrangements were handled by the Vaca Hills Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, April 20, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

CLARK

Ronald L. Clark, Sr.

Ronald L. Clark Sr. went to be with the Lord Monday, January 12, 2004. Ron had loving care at Courtyard in Davis for several months. He was 68. There will be a memorial service for Ron at Gateway Chapel, 2nd and Main Street in Winters at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 17.

Ron was born in Hastings, Iowa on July 30, 1935 to William Clark Jr. and Elma Mae Clark. He joined the Marines and served in the Korean War. He later stationed in El Toro, California. He was an officer with the Brea Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff Department. He later had his own patent with pre-fab fireplaces.

Ron moved to Northern California and became an excellent troubleshooter in the water and well business. He drilled wells, worked at Bruhn Pump Co. and eventually opened his own business as Clark Water Service. He loved helping people. He would often work seven days a week just so no one would be "out of water." He retired in 1998 because of illness.

For sixteen years, 1982-1998 Ron was a member of the Winters Volunteer Fire Department, serving as Captain of the Volunteer Department during the last few years of his tenure.

He loved fishing, hunting and mostly being with his friends. He loved his family and always wanted to help make their lives better.

Ron was first married to Maryanne and had two daughters, Christinia Grubbs, now living in South Lake Tahoe with her husband Jim, and Barbara Tengesdal, now living in Bismark, North Dakota with her husband Jeff.

Ron married again to Laurine and had four children, Jimmy, who lives in LeMoore, California with his wife Marlene, Kimberly of Winters, Ron Clark, Jr. who is married to Ellen, and Stephen Clark. Laurine preceded Ron in death in 1984.

Ron married Patty Brinsley in 1987, who has two sons, Randy Brinsley of Winters and Michael Brinsley of Sacramento.

Ron is survived by many grandchildren: Summer Cox of Iowa, and her new baby, Mackenzie, Ron's great-grandchild; Jenna and Thomas Grubbs of South Lake Tahoe; Joren and Britta Tengesdal of Bismark, North Dakota. Tony and Trista Clark, Jason and Christie Anne Brinsley, all of Winters.

Ron is also survived by his brother, Fredrick Clark and Frederick's (sic) wife Joan of Santa Ana, California and his sister, Kathy Burleson and her husband, Grady of Perris, California.

Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend the Gateway Chapel service.

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

CLARK

Virginia Elizabeth Clark

Virginia Elizabeth Clark died on Friday, April 8, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital at the age of 73.

A lifelong resident of Arbuckle, Mrs. Clark was born on March 30, 1932.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Woodland, a past member of the Pink Ladies of Woodland Memorial Hospital, and the Colusa County Election Board.

She is survived by a son, Steve and his wife Susie McCullough of Arbuckle, daughter Linda and her husband Frank Aulgur of Roseville, brother Paul Wagner of Arbuckle, grandchildren Hattie, Minda, Mitch McCullough all of Arbuckle and Sam and Jake Aulgur of Roseville. She is also survived by a niece Chris Manning of Arbuckle and nephew Robert Wagner of Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mrs. Clark to the American Cancer Society 1710 Webster St., Oakland, 94612.

Services: Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa. A graveside service is scheduled for scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Arbuckle Cemetery. Funeral Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, April 11, 2005.)

CLARKE

Peter Tallman Clarke

Mr. Peter Clarke passed away at his Winters home on Saturday, April 3, 1999. Born on April 7, 1938, in Spring Valley, New York, he was 60 years old.

Mr. Clarke worked for the city of Davis as an assistant Civil Engineer for over 35 years. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war for eight years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Bowling, and he played the trumpet. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Davis and the VFW Dixon Post.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis Clarke of Winters; his children: Richard Clarke of Davis, David W. Lane of Winters, Darrell Lane of Davis, and Donna Lane of Winters. He also leaves six grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters. Pastor Frank Anderson will officiate. Burial will be private at the Brick Church Cemetery in Monsey, New York.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 8, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

CLARKE

Phyllis Jean Clarke

Phyllis Jean Clarke passed away peacefully at home in Winters on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, following a two year battle with cancer. She was 61 years old.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 25, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas at the U. S. Air Force Base known as Randolph Field. Phyllis moved to Winters in 1976. She was the proud daughter of the late Phil and Judy Montgomery, both of whom were very active in the community. Phil organized the Boys Club of America and was sports editor for the inters Express. Judy had the Winters Dance Studio where many grateful students gained their poise and structured a solid foundation towards their future.

Phyllis was a devoted mom, loyal wife, loving daughter and generous grandmother. She was a true friend forever to many, and a genuine humanitarian. Phyllis believed in honesty, hardwork, family, respect, and good people.

Phyllis is survived by her family, David Lane, Darrell and Jill Lane, Richard and Laura Clarke, Mary Mackey, Steve Evans and Carol Goodrich; grandchildren, Megan, Hannah, Caleb, Eli and Corey Lane, Micaiah Clarke and Natasha Young. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Judy Montgomery; her husband, Peter T. Clarke; her mom Verdell Burnett; grandson Matthew (Lane) Hayes and the sunshine of her life, daughter Donna Marie Lane.

All friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to help “Celebrate the Life” of P.J. Clarke on Monday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, Wesley Hall, 205 Russell Street, Winters. A Phyllis Clarke Memorial Fund has been set up at First Northern Bank of Dixon. Donations in her name may be made there.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 19, 2006.)

CLARY

Robert L. Clary

Robert Lee Clary dies at 58

Robert Lee Clary, who died in the UC Davis Medical Center on Nov. 5, 1991, will be buried in the Woodland Cemetery. A native of Nebraska, he was born July 31, 1933.

Mr. Clary was a resident of Winters. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was honorably discharged. He was working as a taxi driver in West Sacramento at the time of his death.

He is survived by a brother, Les Clary, of Yolo County. The Public Guardian's office is currently seeking relatives.

Nauman and Son of Sacramento is in charge of the arrangements.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, November 21, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

CLARINE

Dorothy Fern Clarine

Dorothy Fern Clarine died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Monday, July 22, 2002, at age 95.

Born April 24, 1907, in Hayes Center, Neb., Mrs. Clarine had been a Woodland resident for 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Harriet Christner. She was a homemaker all of her adult life. According to her family members, "she loved playing piano and sewing." She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Clarine is survived by her husband of 75 years, Harry Clarine of Woodland; daughter, Gloria Cornett and husband Robert of Fairfield; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Kindelt, in 2001.

A graveside service is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Woodland Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association.

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

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

CLAWSON

Eldon R. Clawson

Eldon Clawson died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital in Davis. He was 78.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 785 Elmwood Drive in Davis.

Born May 15, 1926, in Tucson, Ariz., to parents Leslie and Ethel Clawson, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. During 1947 and 1948, he served on a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States, USA mission. He earned his law degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a master's of law from Columbia Law School, New York. Following law school, he clerked for the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and also worked in the office of the attorney general in Phoenix.

A California resident since 1955, when he affiliated with the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, he became the in-house legal counsel and subsequently executive vice president of Bekins Moving & Storage until his retirement in 1979.

He was an active participant with various barbershop choruses in Pasaacoa, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Davis. He also volunteered his work as an educator at various senior and retirement centers in Santa Rosa and Davis, teaching on a variety of subjects.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family appreciates the care and support given to him from the staff at Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital and the Yolo County Hospice.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Luana W. Clawson of Davis; his daughter, Leslie Clawson of Davis; and sons Byde Clawson of Castro Valley, Reed Clawson of Oceanside, and Ross Clawson and Bruce Clawson, both of Bellingham, Wash.

He is further survived by 12 grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Yolo Hospice at P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617. Condolences may be expressed in a virtual guest book at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday December 31, 2004.)

CLAYPOOL

Augusta S. Claypool

Augusta S. Claypool died at her home in Davis on April 25, 2004. She was 92 years old.

Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Sandpoint, Idaho, she was a loving mother and homemaker for 66 years, her family said. She loved cooking, gardening and playing golf, at her husband's request.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence L. Claypool.

She is survived by her children, Rodger L. Claypool of Mammoth Lakes, Brian Claypool of St. Marys, Pa., Larry Claypool Jr. of Valley Springs, and Jeanette Claypool of Gresham, Ore.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northen (sic) California, 5213 Garfield Ave. in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, May 1, 2004.)

CLAEYS

Coulter Carlton Claeys

Coulter Carlton Claeys died at home with his family by his side. He was 88 years old. Preceded in death in 1998 by Muriel Biven Claeys, his wife of 60 years; and in 1996 by his son, Stephen.

He was born in Martinez to early settlers of Contra Costa County. His father Raymon was mayor, police commissioner and longtime city council member of Martinez.

Coulter attended Martinez schools and graduated from Alhambra Union High School in 1935. He attended Heald Engineering College in San Francisco. Called to military duty in 1942, he served in the Army Intelligence branch on Treasure Island until the end of World War II.

Coulter was third generation owner of A. Claeys Feed, Fuel and Building Supply. In 1967 he closed the business to become a rancher and investor.

His entire life he was an avid hunter and snow skier, becoming a dedicated golfer the past seven years. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of going on an African safari in 1994.

Coulter is survived by his sister, Vivian Costanza of Pittsburg; his children, Michael of Winters, Robin Norton and her husband Stan of Concord; Kathleen Archer and her husband Gary of Dixon; Jacqueline of San Diego; and daughter-in-law, Hazel Claeys of Utah. His loving grandchildren are Danielle, Michael, Lisa, David and Nicole. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Isabel, Kane, Jessica and Sarah.

The family asks that any remembrance be in the form of a donation to cancer research of your choice or Kaiser Hospice, 200 Muir Road, Martinez, 94553.

Viewing will be held Sunday, May 1 from noon to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Ouimet Funeral Home, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Reception immediately following Mass at the St. Bonaventure Hall. Interment will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Please join the family in a celebration of Coulter's life.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 27, 2005.)

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Coulter Carlton Claeys (1917-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Coulter Carlton Claeys died at his home in Martinez Sunday, April 24 at age 88.

Mr. Claeys was born March 25, 1917 in Martinez. Coulter attended Martinez schools and graduated from Alhambra Union High School in 1935. He attended Heald Engineering College in San Francisco. He served with U.S. Army Intelligence on Treasure Island during World War II. Coulter was third generation owner of A. Claeys Feed, Fuel and Building Supply. In 1967 he closed the business to become a rancher and investor.

Survivors include Mr. Claeys' children, Michael of Winters, Robin Norton and her husband Stan of Concord; Kathleen Archer and her husband Gary of Dixon; Jacqueline of San Diego; his daughter-in-law, Hazel Claeys of Utah; his grandchildren, Danielle, Michael, Lisa, David and Nicole; his great-grandchildren, Isabel, Kane, Jessica and Sarah and his sister, Vivian Costanza of Pittsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Muriel Biven Claeys and his son, Stephen.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Claeys' name be directed to cancer research of the donor's choice or Kaiser Hospice, 200 Muir Road, Martinez, 94553.

Services: Viewing is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1 with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Ouimet Funeral Home, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Reception will follow Mass at the St. Bonaventure Hall. Interment will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Ouiment Funeral Home of Concord is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 29, 2005.)

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