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CLEAVER

Evelyn Cleaver

Evelyn Cleaver died peacefully in her sleep on March 16, 2003, at Sunbridge Care in Weed. She was 92.

She was born in Raymond, Ill., on May 26,1910. She taught elementary school for many years and was involved in numerous community and church organizations. She brought joy to myriad lives, including the young children whom she loved to teach and the elderly who continually asked her to play the piano.

Her family will miss her greatly and wish her well on her journey.

She is survived by her sons, Gene Cleaver of Mt. Shasta and Lance Cleaver of Salinas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to the church.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 19, 2003.)

CLEAVES

Brian P. Cleaves

Brian P. Cleaves died in the early morning hours of July 5, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 2 days old.

He is survived by his parents, Alfred and Helen "Robin" Cleaves of Davis, and his brothers and sisters Roger, Stuart, Stephanie, Garret and Alanna.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to "Brian Cleaves Memorial Fund," Bank of America, 1900 Anderson Road, Davis CA 95616.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 22, 2003.)

CLINE

Dorothea Cline

Dorothea Cline died in Linda Vista Care Center, in Ashland, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at age 84.

Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Napa, Mrs. Cline had been a Woodland resident for 30 years before moving to Oregon in 1995. She was a member and past worthy matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. According to her family members, "she enjoyed volunteering with the Episcopal Church, sewing, reading and playing cards. Her other joys were spending time at the ocean, deep-sea fishing in Trinidad, and collecting African violets."

Mrs. Cline is survived by her son, Harvard Holley of East Sound, Wash.; daughter, Susanne Reinemer of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepson, Ross E. Cline of New Hampshire; stepdaughter-in-law, Vivian Shinn of Woodland; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilfred A. Holley; second husband, Cadet U. Cline; stepson, Wayne D. Cline; and son-in-law, Kenneth L. Reinemer.

A memorial service was held at a later date in East Sounc, Wash.

Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Ashland, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 17, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

CLOVER

Roy H. Clover

Roy H. Clover died on Jan. 8, 2000, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento of complications from a fall he took in his Woodland home in December.

Born on Aug. 23, 1921, he was 78.

He retired from Pacific Telephone after 37 years of service, starting as a lineman prior to World War II and retiring as a senior special investigator in 1976.

He will be remembered by many in his community for his generous gifts of almond and home-baked breads.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Lillian, who died in 1988.

He is survived by his son, David L. Clover and his wife Judy of Fremont; daughter, Sheila R. Enders of Sacramento and her life partner, Judy Ludwick; three grandchildren, Eric D. Clover, Kristen M. Enders and Erin L. Enders; two step-grandchildren, Bobbie Jo and Billie Jo Hale, both of Sacramento; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Paige Clover, both of Sacramento; cousin and friend, Laverne Mayes of Woodland; and close friends, Tom and Vivian Syftestad of Woodland.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

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

COBOS

Florence Delgado Cobos

Florence Delgado Cobos died April 25, 2002, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born in the San Gabriel Valley Sept. 16, 1930, to the late Jerome and Juanita Delgado, she was 71.

She was a resident of Yolo County for the past 50 years and was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She and her late husband, Frank, ran the Woodland Community Clothes Closet for 12 years. She also worked as a bilingual teachers' aide for the Woodland Joint Unified School District, but retired early to stay home and raise her grandchildren. She loved her family and valued family unity. She also loved her rose garden and gathering different colors for a beautiful bouquet. She was strong-willed and loved to serve God. The memories of her heart of gold and her blessings to all will be cherished and deeply remembered.

She is survived by her children, Joann Castaneda and husband Jose; Frances Reysack and husband Andrew; Laurie Marquez and husband Rudolph and Liz Cobos and companion Manuel Murillo, all of Woodland; and Richard Cobos of Texas and Frank Cobos of Las Vegas. Also surviving her are 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; brother, Rudy Delgado of Esparto; sisters Emily Hattabaugh of Winters and Susan Miranda of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cobos and sister Ophelia Calderon and brothers Jerry, Abel and Gilbert Delgado.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

COELHO

Aileen Mae (Pacheco) Coelho

Aileen Mae (Pacheco) Coelho died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital at the age of 90.

She was a long time, 50-year resident of Woodland. Mrs. Coelho was born in Half Moon Bay into a family of seven girls and two boys on Dec. 1, 1914. She married John Coelho in 1937, taking an intricate part in running the family farm with her husband. She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed volunteer work as a pink lady for Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was also an active member at Holy Rosary Parish.

After raising her four boys, and following the death of her husband John, she went to work at UC Davis in 1967, retiring at the age of 66. She is survived by her sons Doug Coelho and wife Kathy; Jim Coelho and wife Jean; Tim Coelho and wife Brenda, all of Woodland. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; Cheryl Coelho of Sacramento; Rick Coelho of Lake Tahoe; Matt, Jimmy and Jason Coelho, all of Woodland; Erin Reis and husband Ray, also of Woodland; Danette Cubic and husband Chris of Hermosa Beach; Heather Allen and husband Peter of New York. Mrs. Coelho is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Ashley Coelho, Tylor Coelho, Hannah Reis and Wiley Cubic.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Coelho and son, John Wayne Coelho.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at Holy Rosary Church, officiated by Rev. John Boll. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Holy Rosary Building Fund. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 15, 2005.)

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Aileen Mae (Pacheco) Coelho (2nd of 2 obits.)

Aileen Mae (Pacheco) Coelho died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital Wednesday, Oct. 12 at age 90.

Mrs. Coelho was born Dec. 1, 1914 in Half Moon Bay. She was a 50- year resident of Woodland. She was helped run the family farm with her husband and was a homemaker. She went to work at UC Davis in 1967, retiring at the age of 66. In addition she volunteered as a pink lady for Woodland Memorial Hospital and was a member of Holy Rosary Parish.

Survivors include Mrs. Coelho's sons, Doug Coelho and his wife Kathy, Jim Coelho and his wife Jean, Tim Coelho and his wife Brenda, all of Woodland; her grandchildren; Cheryl Coelho of Sacramento; Rick Coelho of Lake Tahoe; Matt, Jimmy and Jason Coelho, Erin Reis and her husband Ray, all of Woodland, Danette Cubic and her husband Chris of Hermosa Beach; Heather Allen and her husband Peter of New York; her great-grandchildren, Ashley Coelho, Tylor Coelho, Hannah Reis and Wiley Cubic. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John Coelho and son, John Wayne Coelho.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Coelho's name be made to Holy Rosary Building Fund.

Services: Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, with Rev. John Boll officiating. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 16, 2005.)

COGBILL

James Quentin Cogbill

James Quentin Cogbill died at home Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at age 85.

Born Aug. 12, 1918 in Newton County, Mo., Mr. Cogbill had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Elks Club. He founded the company Cogco Inc. in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of Woodland; son, Mark Cogbill of Sacramento; daughters, Linda Johnson of Huntington Beach, Deborah Herrick of Woodland, and Rebekah Cogbill of Woodland; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be directed to McNary's Chapel at 458 College St., Woodland, 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A funeral is scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at McNary's Chapel at 458 College St., Woodland. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 10, 2003.)

COGBURN

Anderson "Andy" C. Cogburn

Anderson "Andy" C. Cogburn, longtime resident of Davis, died July 20, 2005, at The Californian in Woodland. He was 85.

Born May 13, 1920, in Perry, Fla., he was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later retired after 32 years with PG&E.

He was fond of the outdoors, an avid golfer and a deer hunter. His hobbies included gun crafting.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy, and sister, Lucille.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jenner Cogburn of Davis; three sons, Ronald Cogburn of San Leandro, Larry Cogburn of Redding and Craig Cogburn of Sacramento; two grandsons, Logan and Shaun and one great-grandson, Luke, all of Redding.

At his request, there will be no service. A private burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry.

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

Remembrances may be made to The Californian, 1224 Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA 95695 or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 22, 2005.)

COGBURN

Emma A. Cogburn

Emma A. Cogburn died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at age 95.

Born July 18, 1908, in Durant, Okla., Mrs. Cogburn had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

Survivors include her sons, Perry Cogburn and wife Mary of Woodland, Jack Cogburn of Brownsville and Ancil Cogburn of Williams; grandchildren, Steve and Mike, Sharon and Karen, Brian and Nadean; four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Bill Cogburn.

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

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. Woodland. Burial will be held privately at Arbor Vitae Cemetery in Madera.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 18, 2003.)

COGBURN

Perry Lee Cogburn

Perry Lee Cogburn died in Woodland Friday, Dec. 10 at age 73.

Mr. Cogburn was born April 23, 1931 in Cloudy, Okla., to the late William and Emma Cogburn. He had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired glazier and was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a private pilot.

Survivors include Mr. Cogburn's wife, Mary, also of Woodland; his daughters, Sharon Woo and Karen Falcon of Rancho Cordova; his sons, Steve Cogburn of Shingle Springs and Mike Cogburn of Knights Landing; his stepchildren, Joe Vigil and his wife Susie of Rio Linda and Jerry Vigil and his wife Rosie; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild and his brothers, Jack Cogburn of Brownsville and Gene Cogburn of Williams.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Cogburn's name be directed to the Lung Association.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 15, 2004.)

COJA

Alberto Roquero Coja, Jr.

Alberto Roquero Coja Jr. of Mandaon, Masbate, Philippines passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Metropolitan Hospital, Manila at age 61. He was born on Oct. 15, 1943 in Silay, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He was the son of the late Filemona (Roquero) and Alberto Coja Sr.

Mr. Coja is survived by his wife of 37 years, Erlinda Ruado Coja of Mandaon, Masbate, Philippines. He was also survived by his children, Analie R. Coja of Manila, Philippines, Specialist Aldrin R. Coja of Woodland, who is currently serving our country in Afghanistan, Noel R. Coja of Mandaon, Masbate, Jessica Coja-Pincas of Pandi, Bulacan, Frezil Coja-Sinahonon and Ferdinand R. Coja, both of Mandaon, Masbate and Francis R. Coja of Manila; 14 grandchildren; also his only sister, Consejo Coja-Olivera and five brothers. He was preceded in death by his two brothers.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 18, 2005.)

COKER

Leon A. Coker

Leon Alexander Coker of Woodland died on May 18, 2002, at Palm Gardens in Woodland. He was 79.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1923, in Soper, Okla., to the late Robert H. and Ruth Elza (Arbaugh) Coker. He grew up in Pottawatomie County, Okla. He was a resident of Yolo County for the past 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater of Operation for nine months with the 99th Field Artillery Battalion. He was employed for 50 years at Contadina Foods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Odell Coker, in 1992.

He is survived by his son, Tom Coker and his wife Susan of Woodland, and his grandchildren, Emily and Paul Coker, both of Woodland. He is also survived by his brother, James Coker and his wife Maryann of Oklahoma; sister, Mable Locklin and her husband Bill of Jamestown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at McNary's Chapel, with Pastor Shelby Rogers officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 22, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

COLBY

Virginia L. Colby

Born in Duncan, Oklahoma, but for the past 30 years living in Pleasant Grove and after living with Alzheimer's for the past nine years, our beloved mother passed peacefully at 12:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003.

She is preceded in death by her beloved son Larry Hartman of N. Sacto (1947 to 1970) and husband Maurice Colby of Pleasant Grove (1916 to March 2002).

She is survived by and will be sadly missed by her children, Novella Crouch of Woodland, Victoria Schucard of Oakdale and Michael Hartman of Rocklin, Ca., she leaves her stepchildren and their families, Gorden Colby of Loomis, Steven and Lola Colby of Rocklin, Jerry and Sue Moore of Pleasant Grove, Teresa and Pete Escanlante of Pleasant Grove. And by her brother Oscar P. Murphy of Mid West City of Oklahoma.

By her children and stepchildren she leaves nine grandchildren all part of her family.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 26, 2003.)

COLE

Leatta "Luvan" Cole

Leatta "Luvan" Cole passed away on Jan. 19, 2001, in Vacaville. Born in Jerico Springs Missouri on Feb. 9, 1917, she was 83 years old. She lived in Vacaville most of her life and was a homemaker for the past 62 years.

Mrs. Cole belonged to the Twice Arounders Ladies Golf Group and shot two holes in one. She also served as a former secretary for the Vacaville Grange. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family, fishing, camping and crafting. She wrote letters weekly to her sisters and brothers for the past 50 years. She and her siblings used to visit area churches and harmonize together.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leaton; sons, Richard Cole of Red Bluff and Leon Cole of Orangeburg, South Carolina; daughter, Nelda Fetzko of Roseville, sisters, Lucille McWilliams and Clara Jane Spencer, both of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Lindsey, in 1996.

A visitation was held on Jan. 23, 5-8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville. Funeral services were held on Jan. 24 at McCune Garden Chapel. Pastor Dwight Jungkelt was the presiding clergy. Interment took place at the Winters Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Cole to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 25, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

COLLETON

Judith Colleton & Edward De Angelis

A memorial Mass celebrating the lives of Edward De Angelis and his daughter, Judith Colleton, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A reception immediately follows the Mass.

Edward De Angelis died Nov. 29, 2005. Judith Colleton died Jan. 17, 2006.

Survivors include Helen De Angelis, Ruth Ann Kinsella and Thomas Colleton.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 13, 2006.)

COLLIGNON

Robert Bernhard Collignon

Robert Bernhard Collignon "Mr. C." died in his Woodland home Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at age 72.

Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Collignon had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. He was the son of the late Alvin H. and Della M. Collignon. He worked for Midland Chevrolet for 12 years and 12 years for Bee Line Services until he retired Nov. 22, 1993. According to his family members, "after his retirement, he enjoyed camping and traveling with his family."

Mr. Collignon is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Collignon of Woodland; children, William Collignon and wife Barbara of Woodland, Guy Collignon and wife Paula of Grass Valley, Jeanette Younger and husband Donald of Woodland, Joann Collignon of Folsom; and grandchildren, Brian Collignon, Melissa Collignon, Jeffrey Collignon, Shawn Collignon, Jon Younger and wife Rochelle, Karie Rioux, and Robert Younger.

He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren; brother, Norm Collignon and wife Ruth of Arbuckle; brothers-in-law, Jack Reimer and wife Judy of Ft. Collins, Colo., and John Facchin and wife Karen; father-in-law, Ray Anderson and wife Joyce of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Hank Scherer officiating.

Interment will be conducted privately at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church; or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616, in his behalf.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 29, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Collignon is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

COLLINS

Allen Darrell (Bud) Collins

Allen Darrell (Bud) Collins died at home in Woodland, on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the age of 90.

Born in King City, Ca., on March 18, 1913, Mr. Collins moved to Woodland in 1928, and graduated from Woodland High School in 1931. During his senior year, Bud and his brother Phil rented a room from the parents of T.L. Whitehead. He began working for H.B. Lamoree's Meat Market, Woodland French Laundry, and California AAA. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 through 1946, attaining a rank of Captain, during World War II. After discharge from Mather Air Field, Sacramento he worked in Woodland for Armstrong's in agricultural fertilizers sales. T.L. Whitehead, then principal of Dingle Elementary School, fixed up a blind date with one of his teachers, Kathryn Frances Burke. He married Kathryn Burke in 1947. In 1951 he was hired by George Story and his brother Phil to manage the crew at Collins and Story Warehouse Co. in Robbins, Ca. (Sutter Basin). While recuperating from a terrible fall in Robbins, Bud was presented the opportunity by brother, Phil to start C.B.C. Warehouse Co., on the corner of Kentucky and Road 101 (Pioneer St.), Woodland and Richards Blvd., Sacramento, in partnership with Ken Brown. This grain storage company operated from 1957 until 1984. Bud retired as manager in 1978. Bud was a member of the Elks Club, and former member and past president of the Carlton Club. An avid sportsman throughout his life, he was a member of the Woodland Duck Club for many years.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years in 1991, his sister, Doris, and brother, Phil, and nephew Robert Allen Collins. Survivors are daughter, Mary Schreckenghost and husband Terry of Anchorage, Alaska, and son Burke of Woodland, grandsons Timothy Burke and David Allen Collins, Matthew and Kati Schreckenghost of Anchorage, Alaska, sister in laws, Jeri Kelly and Alice Burke Francis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. McNary's Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 29, 2003.)

COLLINS

Sue Collins

After a brief and courageous battle with brain cancer, Sue Collins died peacefully at home in the presence of her husband and three daughters on April 3, 2005.

Born Jan. 29, 1951, in Sacramento to Phyllis and Wesley Earl, she was 54. She graduated in 1968 from Bishop Monogue High School and from the University of San Francisco in 1972 with a degree in sociology, then worked at a group home for young women in Sacramento.

She married Jim Collins in 1974, and the couple moved to Arizona. She received her master's degree in special education at the University of Arizona. She found her passion in deaf education, and used it to help countless deaf children, including many from the outlying Indian reservations.

The couple moved back to Sacramento shortly before the birth of their first daughter, Katie, in 1978. As Sue raised Katie and their second daughter Annie, born in 1982, her interest in alternative education grew. She founded the Leonardo da Vinci School in Sacramento just before the birth of their third daughter, Maggie, in 1985. For her efforts in creating this school, she was nominated for Sacramento's Woman of the Year.

During that time, Sue homeschooled Katie. Family members say she fell in love with homeschooling. This began Sue's lifelong commitment to educating not only her own children, but fostering a passion for learning in numerous young people. She continued homeschooling through all three of her daughters' high school graduations, a total of 20 years.

In 1989, the family relocated to Davis, where Sue helped nervous parents with the challenging and rewarding process of educating their own children. At a time when the decision to homeschool was a somewhat radical choice, she helped build a community of home educators who encouraged and nurtured one another, according to family members.

She actively participated in the homeschooling network she helped create, teaching several classes. She also worked at the Davis School for Independent Study and the Woodland Home Study Program.

Not only did she affect the lives of the young people she taught in these programs, she became a mentor to many youth of the community, family members say. She reached out to them through her participation as a coach and judge for Destination Imagination and Odyssey of the Mind, as a group leader for 4-H, and indirectly through her work on Don Saylor's Board of Education and City Council campaigns.

In the final years of homeschooling, she went back to work with the deaf full time. Family members say she shined in the classroom, and gained the respect and love of her fellow educators. Not only an extraordinarily competent teacher, she also provided emotional support to parents who were grappling with their child's deafness, according to family members.

Sue and Jim celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in December, the same day she was diagnosed with cancer. She reflected that in addition to marrying Jim, the best choice she ever made was to homeschool her daughters.

She was the backbone of the Collins family's faith and traditions, family members say. She attended daily Mass and interpreted at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, and taught religious education to the Hmong community. Ultimately, more then preaching her faith, she lived it, family members say.

Sue's greatest legacy is her relationships, according to family members. Her charismatic spirit drew people to her and helped her sustain longtime friendships, and to nurture both work and student relationships. Sue counted her daughters' friends as part of their family.

During the final months of her life, the effect she had on others was shown by an outpouring of prayers, cards, meals and support. Family members say the friendships she created throughout her full life will help sustain them and the countless others she viewed as part of her family.

She is survived by her parents, her husband, her daughters and a sister, Sally.

Her life will be celebrated with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and a memorial Mass at 4 p.m. Thursday, with a potluck reception to follow. All are invited to attend. Events will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis.

Donations may be made to the Sue Collins Memorial Fund at Yolo Federal Credit Union.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 5, 2005.)

COLT

Mary Ellen Colt

Mary Ellen Colt died in Woodland Monday, Nov. 15 at age 92. Mrs. Colt was born Aug. 28, 1912 in Connecticut. She had been a Yolo County resident for 54 years. She lived in Sonora for 40 years and retired to Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Colt's son, George Colt II, her grandchildren, George Colt III, June Connor, Randy Colt and Andy Colt and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Colt.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. Interment will be private. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 24, 2004.)

COMBS

Evelyn Ruth ''Lynn'' Combs

Evelyn Ruth ''Lynn'' Combs died June 24, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, in Woodland. A native of Hayward, she was 81.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 58 years and was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority since 1944. She was a descendent of John and Pricilla Alder, who came to America on the Mayflower.

She is survived by her sister, Alice Knauss of Kelseyville; her son, Steven Combs of Oregon; granddaughter, Virginia Gatter of Woodland; and great-granddaughter, Danielle Modlin of Woodland.

Respecting her wishes, no services will be held.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 2, 2000.)

COMBS

Jerry Dale Combs

Jerry Dale Combs died in Willows Sunday, May 5, 2002, at age 36. He was born on Aug. 12, 1965 in Woodland to Robert D. Combs and Edith L. (Parker) Hazen.

He is survived by parents Robert Combs, of Woodland, and Edith Hazen of Stockton; sisters, Tammy Fisher, Penny Davis, both of Woodland, and Kelly Fleming, of Madison; brother Jimmy Combs of Banebridge, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, at the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 09, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

COMBS

Robert Dean Combs

Robert Dean Combs died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 72.

Mr. Combs was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Clarence and Delphia (Mitts) Combs. He had been a Yolo County resident for 50 years. He graduated from the U.C. Berkeley School for the Deaf in 1950 and was employed as a cook at U.C. Davis for 27 years before opening his own restaurant, the North American Family diner, better known as Robbins Pool and Cafe in Robbins, where he worked until his retirement in 1980.

Survivors include Mr. Combs' daughters, Penny Davis of Citronelle, Ala., Tammy Fisher and Kelly Postell both of Woodland; his son, Jimmy Combs of Bainbridge, Ohio; his sister, Vera Sellers of Salem, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Combs and his son, Jerry Combs.

Services: Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery with Reverend Ben Fraize officiating. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 11, 2005.)

COMINI

Calvin C. Comini

Calvin C. Comini died in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2002, at age 78.

Born in 1925, in The Dalles, Ore., Mr. Comini was a Woodland resident for a short period of time. He was a Navy veteran of both World War II and Korea. He was involved in agro-business, irrigation and water metering.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mamie Comini; daughter, Karen Myers of Thousand Oaks; brothers, A.L. Comini of John Hay, Ore., T.A. Comini of Prineville, Ore., J.L. Comini of The Dalles, Ore; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Hannah Swafford.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary of Thousand Oaks, (805) 495-4641.

Services: Funeral service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos. A committal service will follow at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 28, 2003.)

COMPTON

Llona Louise Compton

Llona Louise Compton, age 86, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2004 at Palm Gardens Assisted Living where she had been a resident for six years. Mrs. Compton was born on July 8, 1917 in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to California at the age of eight. She was sister to brothers Horace and Delbert Dixon both deceased. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl whom she married on Aug. 13, 1936. Although she was a licensed cosmetologist, she devoted her married life to homemaking and raising three daughters. During the 50's-70's, she and Earl were very active in local bowling leagues initially at Woodland Bowl and later at Woodhaven Lanes.

She is survived by daughters Beverly McAnelly, Linda Heffernan and husband Ray, and Earlene Morales and husband Jim; grandchildren Kelly Duncan and significant other James Camarillo, Joseph Duncan and wife Gina and children Lindsey, Cory, and Zachary; Clifford McAnelly and children Genny Low and Clifford; Clayton McAnelly and children Brandi and Jeremiah; Kevin Roberts and children Eric and Angel; Kent Roberts and son Jameson.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 2 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

CONFER

Linda Faye Confer

Mrs. Linda Faye Confer passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee she was 52 years old.

Mrs. Confer was employed by the Whitestag clothing company of Portland, Oregon for 20 years prior to moving to Yolo County. Most recently she worked for In Home Support Services of Yolo County for 10 years. She was a resident of Yolo County for two years.

She is survived by her daughters Linda Alvarado, of Esparto and Elena Zumido and Denise Avila, both of Los Angeles; son Theodore Avila of Santa Rosa and six grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 22, 2003.)

CONN

Louise K. Conn

Louise K. Conn of Davis died peacefully in her sleep at home from congestive heart failure on March 5, 2002. She was 79.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1923, in Denver to Helen and Frank Kachel. A few years later, the family moved to Downers Grove, Ill. While there, she and her younger sister were scholarship students at Avery Coonley School, a private grade school for gifted children.

Following graduation from Avery Coonley, she attended high school in Downers Grove for two years before being accepted to the new undergraduate college at the University of Chicago. The curriculum at the college consisted of four years of study in four fields of knowledge: the physical, biological and social sciences and the humanities. After graduation from the college, she spent her first summer in Mexico.

In 1946, when she volunteered for a summer work camp in North Richmond, Calif., she began a lifelong relationship with the American Friends Service Committee, the social action arm of the Religious Society of Friends. In the summer of 1948, she completed another summer work camp, though this time the location was Jamaica.

During this time, she was involved in graduate work in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. But in the fall of 1946, she went on a student exchange program to Mexico City, where she took courses at the Workers' University to increase her knowledge of Mexican history and looked to perfect her Spanish.

She traveled widely in Mexico -- always by bus -- and often laughed about the numerous times she was asked to hold chickens and other live luggage.

In the fall of 1948, she began teaching social studies in Summit School, a private school for girls in St. Paul, Minn. After four years in St. Paul, she moved to Providence, R.I., where she taught at Lincoln School, a Quaker school for girls. In 1953, she spent 12 months with an AFSC work camp in a small village in Nayarit, Mexico, where local residents built a grade school for the children of the village.

Because of her experience with work camps, and her fondness for international living, the AFSC asked her to organize work camps in Western Europe for the next four years. This assignment took her to Paris, where she arranged permission for summer work camps with local authorities in Germany, Austria and Italy.

While selection of the American participants occurred in Philadelphia, she was responsible for meeting those participants in Paris and introducing them to their counterparts from different countries in Europe and the Middle East and coordinating their travel to the work camp site.

In 1958, she returned from Paris to join her parents in Denver and to work part-time for the AFSC as a fund-raiser. During this year, she was a regular attendee at the Mountain View Friends Meeting. In June 1959, she made a trip to California to visit old friends, and her soon-to-be husband Eric Conn. They were married on Oct. 17, 1959. In January 1960, the newlyweds went to Cambridge, England on a six-month sabbatical leave. That summer, as the two traveled from Copenhagen to Rome, she introduced her husband to her friends.

They returned to Davis, and Louise Conn immediately became involved in two activities close to her heart. The first was the organization, with Margaret Brooks and Grace Noda, or a Quaker Worship Group that eventually became the Davis Friends Meeting. The other was the establishment of the American Field Service Chapter in Davis.

While her first priority was the raising of her sons Michael and Kevin Conn, she joined and spent 33 years with the International Friendship Committee, which assisted the families of foreign students settle into life in Davis and cope with living in a foreign culture and language. She especially enjoyed the conversational English classes she taught, and for many years she also hosted the IFC end-of-year picnic at her home in Willowbank.

When International House was formed and assumed some of IFC's activities, she naturally became an enthusiastic supporter of that organization.

She also strongly supported many other organizations, especially those working for disarmament and nonviolent resolution of conflicts, for the well-being of children in developing countries, for peace in Central America and the Middle East and for human rights. She served as the representative from Davis Friends Meeting to the Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary for several years.

She took the docent training courses at the UCD Arboretum and at International House, and worked with both organizations until mobility problems prevented her from continuing. As her physical problems increased, she met them with patience and grace.

She is survived by her husband and sons; her niece Kristine Wollrich and her two sons; all of whom live in Davis. She is also survived by cousin Joan Wallace of Bethesda, Md.; and cousin Mark McKay of Denver. Besides these relatives, a host of friends in this country and abroad will regret her passing.

At her written request, there will be no memorial service. Those wishing to honor her memory are invited to make a contribution to the American Friends Service Committee, 65 Ninth St., San Francisco, CA 94301.

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

CONNER

Kathyrn L. Conner

Kathyrn L. Conner died on Saturday, June 21, 2003, at age 96.

Born Nov. 21, 1906, in Lompoc, Mrs. Conner was the daughter of the late Ronald M. and Linda J. Adam. She was a 60-year resident of Woodland. She was raised in Lompoc and was a graduate of San Jose State College. She married William W. (Bill) Conner in 1931. They moved to Woodland in 1939 where they raised their family. She was active in St. Luke's Altar Guild and was a flower arranger.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Conner and wife Claire, Patrick Conner and wife Carol, and Timothy Conner and wife Donna; grandchildren, Kelly, Brian, Kevin, Hadley, Kenneth, Kelly, Christopher, and Eric; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. "Bill" Conner; parents; and brothers, Donald and Kenneth Adam.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Altar Guild; and to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Modoc, Ind.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, Jul 22, 2003.)

CONRAD

Charlotte M. Conrad

Charlotte M. Conrad died Oct. 22, 2000, in St. Paul, Minn. Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Sherwood, Ohio, to Mabel and Bruce Merchant, she was 89.

A graduate of Denison University in Ohio, she was a social worker and a dedicated volunteer for her church, the Democratic Party and many humanitarian causes. She was a resident of Davis from 1952 to 1967 and also in her retirement years, until 1994.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Conrad, and her sister, Dorothy.

She is survived by her children, Bruce P. Conrad and his wife Rebecca of Philadelphia, Louise Wolfgramm and husband Richard of St. Paul, Minn., and Roger J. Conrad and his wife Kathe of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Gladys Brintnall and Marjorie Walker; a sister-in-law, Mary Eldred; a brother-in-law, Walter Conrad; and many friends in Davis and throughout the world.

The family prefers that memorials be made to the Unitarian Church of Davis. A service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 27074 Patwin Road.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," December 5, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

CONRIQUE

Alejandro “El Chicharo” Conrique

Age 23, born on July 10, 1982 in Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico. Alejandro entered into rest on March 16, 2006. Alejandro was a resident of Yolo County for 15 years, and attended Esparto High School. Mr. Conrique was a concrete finisher, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing and watching soccer, and working on his car. Mr. Conrique was very generous and a very caring person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Conrique is survived by his beloved wife of five years, Sandra Marquez Conrique of Winters. Two children, his daughter Joselin Conrique Marquez and Alejandro Conrique Marquez Jr. of Winters; and his unborn child. His parents Jesus and Maria Guadalupe Conrique of Esparto. Five brothers and five sisters.

Viewing will be on Sunday, March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Esparto. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. in the church. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Capay Cemetery in Esparto. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

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

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Alejandro 'El Chicharo' Conrique (2nd of 2 obits.)

Alejandro 'El Chicharo' Conrique died Thursday, March 16 at age 23.

Mr. Conrique was born on July 10, 1982 in Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus and Maria Guadalupe Conrique. He had been a resident of Yolo County for 15 years, and attended Esparto High School. He was a concrete finisher.

Survivors include Mr. Conrique's wife of five years, Sandra Marquez Conrique; his daughter, Joselin Conrique Marquez; his son, Alejandro Conrique Marquez Jr.; his unborn child, all of Winters; his parents, Jesus and Maria Guadalupe Conrique of Esparto; five brothers and five sisters.

Services: Viewing is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Esparto. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27. Interment will be in the Capay Cemetery in Esparto. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 25, 2006.)

CONSTANT

Archie Constant (obituary)

A memorial service for Alphus "Archie" Constant, 56, of Winters will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 30, in the First Southern Baptist Church, First and Baker streets, Winters. Interment will be private.

Mr. Constant died unexpectedly Aug. 20, in Vacaville.

Born May 29, 1947, in Woodland he grew up in Winters where he attended Winters High School, and was a lifelong resident. In his younger years, he enjoyed roller skating and was also an avid fisherman. He loved and enjoyed his family and was described as being "very devoted to his grandchildren."

Mr. Constant is survived by his parents, Talmage and Mary of Winters; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and David Graves of Beaumont, Rhonda and Arlene Gragg of Kingsburg; brother and sister-in-law, Riley and Terri of Gustine; sister, Carolyn Hawley of Winters; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Manuel Garcia of Winters; and grandchildren, Andrea Graves, Daniel Everett, Joseph, Ardan and Dustin Gragg, David and Isaiah Luckey.

Arrangements were handled by Smith's Colonial Chapel, Winters.

(Article from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 28, 2003.)

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A Celebration of Life in Memory of Our Son - Alphus Archie Constant

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Winters. Reverend James Allen officiated at the services with a warm and heartfelt message. Our son Archie was born on May 29, 1947, in Woodland and was a lifelong resident of Winters. He was suddenly called to his heavenly home by our Lord Jesus Christ on Aug. 20, 2003, while in the Vaca Valley Hospital in Vacaville. Death was listed as an "irreversable (sic) hemorrhage, caused by a ruptured aneurysm to the brain stem, causing uncontrolled bleeding to his brain."

Our acknowledgement (sic) and thanks to all those who gave special tributes to our son at the memorial service including Donald Garcia, Archie's nephew, who read a special Bible scripture, plus reading messages from other friends and neighbors; Archie's brother Riley, who related many things they had shared together, both as young boys growing up, to things they had experienced together as young men and adults. Archie's two grandson' Daniel, who read a special poem in tribute to his grandpa, and Joseph, who spoke about the fun he had with his grandpa, especially the breakfasts grandpa made for him each time he visited them. Also, his daughter Rhonda spoke of how their Dad was always there at the times in their lives when he was needed and how much they loved him and will miss him deeply, and for Jerry and Crystal also.

Our very special thanks to all our families, friends and neighbors for their loving support in the form of prayers, phone calls with offers to help if needed, the beautiful cards of sympathy and the donations of food and monetary offerings and love.

He leaves behind to grieve his passing, but to rejoice that he is no longer in pain, but in the hands of God, where he will forever rest in peace, parents Talmadge and Mary Constant of Winters; two daughters and their families, Rhonda and her husband Arlan Gragg and their four sons Daniel, Joseph, Ardan and Dustin of Kingsburg, Terry and her husband Dave Graves and their daughter Andrea of Beaumont, his verbally adopted daughter Crystal and her husband David Lucky and their sons Davy and Isaac, of Redlands; two sisters, Frances and her husband Manuel Garcia and their children Donald and his wife Eva and their sons Donnie and Aaron, Teresa and her husband Miguel Garcia and their son Miguel Angel and Carolyn and her husband Jaime Garcia and their daughter Morgan and son Jaime Alexander, all of Winters; sister Carolyn Hawley of Winters and her family, daughters Tina and her husband Mike Weller and daughter Amber Elizabeth of Napa, son Christopher his wife Candice Crow and their son. Also Diana Keola and James Runnells and daughter Kristina Keola of Gustine, son Joey Rojas and his wife, Nikki and their two sons Sean and Lawrence of Vacaville, her son Andrew Hawley and his wife Kim and their son Matthew and two daughters Drew and Lindsey of Bradenton, Florida; his brother Riley Constant and his wife Terri of Gustine, their son Michael C. Constant of the United States Marine Corps, stationed in Camp LeJune, North Carolina, their daughter Cassandra L. Constant, who is attending college and living in San Diego. Also, George Brown and his wife Peggy and family, of Vacaville, Eldon "Jive" Brown and his wife Antoinette "Charly, " and family of Turlock; Jim and Rosalie Saurette and family of Vacaville. Archie was the grandson of the late Archie and Faye Constant, who settled in "old" Monticello, before the current dam became a reality, they moved to Winters in the early 1940s and settled here with their family.

Our special thanks to Esther Brewer who graciously played soft piano music during the memorial services, and also, our thanks to the many members of the First Baptist Church, who graciously gave of their time in preparation for the memorial services and the luncheon following. Thanks to our granddaughter Eva, for all the lovely floral arrangements for the church and the luncheon. Talmadge and I and our families want to extend special thanks to Reverend Allen, he not only opened the doors of his church and Fellowship Hall to us, but came to our home prior to the services to help us with his counseling and prayers for God to give us strength, to help us through this trying time. Many special picture collages were put together, remembering Archie's life from infancy to adulthood by his daughters Rhonda, Terry and Crystal and grandaughter (sic) Andrea and nieces Diana, Kristiana, Cassie, Teresa, Carolyn and his sisters Frances and Carolyn. The luncheon was given by Frances and Manuel, Teresa and Miguel, Carolyn and Jaime, Don and Eva, sisters-in-law Terrie Constant, Rosalie Saurette and daughter Shannon Bechtel, Antoinette Brown, Peggy Brown, Archie's aunt Daphne Pangburn and cousin Frema Byrd, cousins Carl and Sue Campbell and friends Charlie and Lexie Braun and friend Jeanette Aguilar and daughters. A special memory album, which was made by Archie's niece Tina Weller, was presented to us after the services for the special thoughts, memories and prayers from our families, friends and neighbors.

Thanks to all who helped us celebrate our son Archie's life. God bless you all.

(Article from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 2, 2003.)

CONSTANT

Archie Constant (funeral services)

Services held Wednesday for Rev. Archie Constant

Funeral services were held at McNary's Chapel, Wednesday for the Rev. Archie Constant who died in Woodland, March 1. Burial followed in the Winters Cemetery. A native of Melbourne, Arkansas, he was 93.

Rev. Constant was a resident of Yolo County for 50 years. He was an ordained minister and a carpenter all his adult life. He was a member of the Carpenters Union 180 in Vallejo and 560 in Sacramento. He was a member of the National Rife Association.

Rev. Constant is survived by five sons: Talmage Constant, Winters; Louis Constant, Woodland; Charley Constant, Lebanon, Oregon; Earl Constant, Cottonwood; and Leamon Constant, Woodland. He is also survived by two daughters, Retha Rooker, Fairfield, and Daphine Pangburn, Cottonwood; 23 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.

Persons wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to the American Heart Association.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 14, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

CONSTANT

Ellen Florcey Constant

Ellen Florcey Constant died at the Cottonwood Healthcare Center in Woodland Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 at the age of 81.

Mrs. Constant was born March 1, 1923 in Gideon, Mo. to Caroline Bartley and had been a Yolo County resident for 37 years. She had worked as a cook for more than 15 years at a local nursing and care facility.

Mrs. Constant is survived by her daughters Martha Hobbs and her husband Walter of Oroville, Patricia "Dinah" Rose and her husband Robert of Chico and Darlene Short and her husband Dan of Woodland and her son Ervin "Sonny" Constant of Yuba City. She is also survived by her grandchildren Clayton Hobbs, Brian Hobbs and his wife Jan, Pluma Hobbs, Florcey Campbell and her husband Ed and Crystal Silence all of Oroville, Scotty Hobbs and his wife Sandra of Clearlake, Brandy Short of Woodland, Robert Rose Jr. of Chico, Ervin Constant III of Sutter, and Tonya Constant of Dobbins. Twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Constant was preceded in death by her sisters, Lidney Smith and Marie Weathers.

Donations in Mrs. Constant's memory may be made to the Diabetes Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio, 44720.

Services: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 at Woodland Cemetery, with Rev. Elmer Prout officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 11, 2004.)

CONSTANT

Talmage G.R. “Shorty” Constant, Sr.

Talmage G.R. “Shorty” Constant Sr. was born July 25, 1918 in Guion, Arkansas. He passed away peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2006 in his home surrounded by his wife and family. Talmage was a long time resident of Winters since 1944. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 61 years; daughters Carolyn Hawley of Winters and Frances and husband Manuel Garcia of Winters; son Riley and wife Terri Constant of Gustine; sister Daphine and husband Dick Panburn of Eureka; brothers Earl and wife Barbara Constant of Cottonwood and Leamon and wife Susan Constant of Woodland; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Talmage was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Faye Constant who were also longtime residents of Winters, son Archie Constant in August of 2003, brothers Charlie of Oregon and Louis Constant of Woodland, and sister Retha Rooker of Fairfield.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 31 at First Baptist Church, 512 First Street in Winters with a 10 a.m. viewing and a 10:45 a.m. service. Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 30, 2006.)

CONTE

Mark Stewart Conte

Mark Stewart Conte died Dec. 7, 2004, in a commercial aviation accident in Flagstaff, Ariz. He was 32.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Friends and family are invited to a reception following the service at Lillard Hall, adjacent to the Yolo County Airport at 24901 County Road 95.

Born March 19, 1972, in Galveston, Texas, he moved with his family to Davis in 1977. He graduated from Davis High School in 1991 and received a diploma from Sacramento City College in 1995 in Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance.

He worked in Yolo and Solano counties in the agricultural applications industry. He was employed by Grower's Air Service of Woodland as a loader, and later as an aircraft mechanic. After receiving his commercial aviation license, he worked for William D. Joslin of Dixon as an aircraft mechanic and agricultural pilot.

In 1999, Mark was employed by San Joaquin Helicopters, and then DynCorp, California Department of Forestry support divisions, where he was contracted as a mechanic to service air tanker and spotter aircraft in the CDF Air Tanker Program at McClellan Field. During the fire season, he worked as a Base Mechanic at the Redding Interagency Air Attack Base.

He continued his flight certification program, obtaining certifications for multi-engine aircraft, and night instrumentation flight. In 2002, he joined ARDCO Inc. of Tucson, Ariz., as a co-pilot flying DC-4 Air Tankers and operating on fires in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

In January, he married Julie Christine Baker, a San Diego native and graduate of UC Davis. They made their home in Escondido.

When the federal contracts for commercial air tankers were terminated this spring, he began flying for Aero Charter Inc., carrying bank certificates and blood supplies between cities in Arizona and New Mexico. On the night of Dec. 7, he died when his aircraft, a Cessna twin-engine 310, was heard to develop engine problems and crashed shortly after take off.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Baker; his parents, Dr. Fred S. and Elisabeth E. Conte of Davis; his brother, Samuel E. Conte of Kingston, Wash.; and his sister, Claire S. Moon of Hermitage, Tenn.

Donations may be made in his memory to Angel Flight America.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of December 13, 2004.)

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