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COOK

Darleen Cook

Darleen Cook passed away Saturday, September 16, 2000 in Sacramento. Born October 19, 1942 in San Francisco, she was 57.

Darleen graduated from Woodland High School then moved to Winters where she has lived for the past 37 years. She worked for Lorenzo's Company for 18 years.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Van Cook of Winters; daughters and son-in-laws Lauri K. Curry and Donald of Barlett, Tennessee, Stacie E. Johnson and Dennis of Winters and Beverly A. Dyer and Scott of Winters; two sons and daughter-in-laws. Kevin Cook and Bobbie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Tracy W. Cook and Donna of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother, Michael Clark and wife Claudine of Woodland; eight granddaughters, two grandsons, one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. Interment to follow at the Winters Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name at various locations around Winters to help the family with expenses.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 21, 2000.)

COOK

Harry "Van" Cook

Mr. Harry V. Cook passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo. Born on April 12, 1940, in Rome, Georgia, he was 62 years old.

Mr. Cook grew up in Shannon, Georgia. He joined the United States Navy in March, 1958 and served his country on the USS Hancock. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1962. It was at that time he went to work for PG&E, where he worked until his retirement in 1993. He and his family moved to Winters in 1963, where they continue to reside. He was an avid outdoorsman, but he thoroughly enjoyed reading.

He is survived by his children, Laurie Curry and her husband Donald of Bartlett, Tennessee, Kevin Cook and his wife Bobbi and Tracy Cook and his wife Donna, all of Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Stacie Johnson of Sonoma and Beverly Dyer and her husband Scott of Dixon; brother L.C. Cook; sisters Joyce Greeson, Bette Kinman, Sue Lane, Pat Bowman and Karen Wiggly, all of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lana "Darleen" Cook in September 2000 and a sister, Donna Marks.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street, Winters.

Burial will follow at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 6, 2003.)

COOK

Homer M. Cook

Homer M. Cook died at Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility Friday, June 10 at age 96.

Mr. Cook was born Sept. 27, 1908 in Plainfield to the late Homer and Ida Wurth Cook. He was a life-long resident of Yolo County. He served from 1941 to 1945 in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He worked at Cranston Hardware for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1985, American Legion Post No. 77 and served as the liaison to Boy Scout Troop No. 68, which was sponsored by the Legion. In addition he was a battalion chief of the Woodland Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include Mr. Cook's sister, Alvadine Marken of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Loyce V. Cook; his sisters, Arlean Ichterz, Alta Hooper and Manuleita Schmidt; and his brothers, Philip, Wurth, Levis Raymond "Tiny," Dwight and Elwyn Cook.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Cook's name be directed to the Woodland Volunteer Fire Department, the American Legion Post No. 77, VFW No. 1985 or Boy Scout Cabin for repairs, c/o Woodland Host Lions, P.O. Box 795, Woodland, 95776.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

COOK

Loyce Virginia Cook

Loyce Virginia Cook died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at age 89.

Born Dec. 10, 1913, in Georgia, Mrs. Cook has been a Yolo County resident for 55 years. She was a clerk at Breits Clothing store for a number of years. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. She was member of the American Legion in Sacramento and the Women's Clubhouse in Woodland. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Homer Cook of Woodland; brother, Clarke Rouse and wife Ellery of Sacramento; sister-in-law, Almadeen Marham of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linden.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. A private burial will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 20, 2003.)

COOK

Stacie E. Cook

Stacie E. Cook passed away on Sept. 19, 2005 in Sonoma. Born in Woodland on May 25, 1964 to Harry and Lana Darlene Cook, she was 41 years old.

Ms. Cook was involved in the nursing field for the last 15 years, and most recently was employed as a psychiatric assistant. She grew up in Winters and went to Winters schools.

She is survived by her children, Christopher Cook of Carmichael, and Candis Cook of Tacoma, Washington; siblings, Laurie Curry (Donald) of Bartlett, Tennessee; Kevin Cook (Bobbi) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; twin brother Tracy Cook of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Beverly Dyer (Scott) of Dixon; fiance Mitch Butler of Sonoma; numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Winters Cemetery in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 29, 2005.)

COOLEY

James "Jim" A. Cooley

James "Jim" A. Cooley died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 while on vacation. He was 70 years old.

Born June 25, 1932, in Upland, Mr. Cooley was the son of the late Grace and Harry Cooley. He has an older sister, Jane. After his mother's early death, his father remarried and he became the stepson of Nettie Cooley. He was a graduate of Chaffey High School, class of 1950, in Ontario. Soon after he married his high school sweetheart, Dolores Wallace. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this summer. They moved to Davis where he received his bachelor degree in agronomy from UC Davis in 1954.

After graduating from UCD, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served from 1954 to 1956. After an honorable discharge he and his wife settled in Dixon, where he resided for 46 years until his death. He started farming in the Davis and Dixon areas with his cousin Van Smith. In 1965 he began farming on his own. Later he founded Cooley Enterprises. He was one of the first tomato growers to use a Johnson mechanical harvester. Mark and Matthew joined Cooley Enterprises as his partners. With his father's encouragement, Paul became a civil engineer. He was very involved in various civic organizations and activities. He was in the first class of the California agricultural leadership program, a past member of the Dixon School Board, a past Dixon Rotarian member, and served on the board of directors for Tri-Valley Growers for 20 years.

Mr. Cooley is survived by his sons, Mark Cooley and wife Polly who are the parents of Corinne, Kendra and Tara; Matthew and his wife Michelle who are the parents of Natalie and Seth, all of Dixon; Paul and his wife Marie who are the parents of Remington and Paris, all of Sacramento.

Also surviving is his sister Jane and husband Don Chandler of Santa Barbara.

Join the Cooley family as they celebrate Mr. Cooley's life, at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at the First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd., Davis.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sacramento Children No. 8217 Home at 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, 95820.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 31, 2002.)

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James A. Cooley

James A. Cooley died unexpectedly, but peacefully, while on vacation on Oct. 25, 2002. He was 70 years old.

He was born in Upland on June 25,1932, to the late Grace and Harry Cooley. He has an older sister, Jane.

After his mother's early death, his father remarried and he became the stepson of Nettie Cooley.

He was a 1950 graduate of Chaffey High School in Ontario. Soon after graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Dolores Wallace. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this summer. The couple moved to Davis, where he received his bachelor's degree in agronomy from UC Davis in 1954.

After graduating from UCD, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served from 1954 to 1956. After an honorable discharge, he and Dolores settled in Dixon where he lived for 46 years until his death.

He was the proud father of his three sons. His eldest son Mark and his wife Polly are the parents of Corinne, Kendra and Tara. Matthew and his wife Michelle are the parents of Natalie and Seth. Both families live in Dixon. Paul and his wife Marie are the parents of Remington and Paris, and live in Sacramento. His sister Jane and her husband Don Chandler live in Santa Barbara.

Cooley started farming in the Davis and Dixon areas with his cousin, Van Smith. In 1965, he began farming on his own. Later he founded Cooley Enterprises. He was one of the first tomato growers to use a Johnson mechanical harvester. Mark and Matthew joined Cooley Enterprises as Jim's partners. With his father's encouragement, Paul became a civil engineer.

Cooley was very involved in various civic organizations and activities. He was in the first class of the California Agricultural Leadership program, a past member of the Dixon School Board, a past member of the Dixon Rotary Club, and served on the board of directors for Tri Valley Growers for 20 years.

Friends are invited to join the Cooley family in celebration of his life on Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd, Davis. His warmth and kindness will never be forgotten, but always missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacramento Children's Home at 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA 95820.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 31, 2002.)

COOLING

Evelyn Cooling

Evelyn Cooling died at her home in Woodland on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at age 97.

She was born in South Wales, England, to the late James and Sarah Elizabeth Williams on July 19, 1908. She was a long-time Yolo County farmer, a 60-year member of Farmers Rice Cooperative and a 70-year member of Eastern Star. She was also a past member of White Nile and the Yolo County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include Mrs. Cooling’s daughter, Marilyn Kaupke, of Davis; her granddaughter, Deirdre Cross and her husband Brian; her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amy Cross, all of Winters, and her sister, Penelope Thompson of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John C. Cooling; her granddaughter, Diane Kaupke; brothers, Henry and Rayden Williams and her son-in-law, Charles Rominger Kaupke.

The family requests that memorials be made in Mrs. Coolings name to Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 18, at Mc-Nary’s Chapel, 458 College Street, Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland Avenue, Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.

McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

COOMBES

Sandra Dee (Foster) Coombes

Sandra Dee (Foster) Coombes died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at age 40.

Born Aug. 26, 1962, a native of Woodland, Mrs. Coombes worked as an executive search consultant for Merrill Hutton Associates in Santa Clara. She played an active role in women's help groups and was a constant inspiration to others through her selfless and tireless work, family members reported.

Mrs. Coombes is survived by her husband, David John Coombes; daughters, Brandy Lawless and husband John of Tacoma, Wash., Kandy Pankl and husband Joe of San Antonio, Texas, and Charlotte Coombes of Emsworth Hampshire; and son, Robert Coombes of Morgan Hill.

She is also survived by her grandson, Matthew Bradley; granddaughters, Jamy Lawless and Ann Pankl; parents, Bill and Lorraine Paulson of Woodland and Chuck and Pat Foster of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandmother, Ruth Schafer of Woodland; sister, Lori Bouslaugh and husband Rick of Brush Prairie, Wash.; nephew, Robbie Simmons and wife Megan of Gresham, Ore.; and numerous aunts; uncles and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Friday, October 04, 2002.)

COOMBS

Augustina (Tina) Coombs

Augustina (Tina) Coombs died quietly in her home on Feb. 10, 2005 surrounded by her family. Tina was born Sept. 27, 1916 in Killawai, Hawaii to Feliz and Crestencia Gonzales. Later, the family moved to Winters where she helped on the ranch and attended Olive School. Tina married Bob Coombs on Oct. 24, 1937 and they had one daughter, Judy.

Tina was preceded in death by her husband Bob, who died three months and three days before her. Also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Tina is survived by her daughter Judy and her husband, Jim Correia of Arbuckle, grandsons Kevin Correia of Arbuckle, Craig and wife Lisa Correia of College City, granddaughter Tammy Haynie of Moses Lake, WA., seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Tina is also survived by two sisters, Theresa Sackett of Winters and Victoria Weber of Hawaii, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Tina was known as "the sunshine of the family."

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA, 95616.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 17, 2005.)

COOMBS

Howard Frederick Coombs

Howard Frederick Coombs passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2003 in Kililara Hostel, Koo Wee Rup, Australia. he was 88 hears old.

He was the loving stepfather of William Sullivan and family, Jim Sullivan and family of Sacramento, and Julie, Kevin, Paulene and David of Australia.

His parents, Robert Fulton and Stella F. Coombs and his brothers Robert and Melvin A. Coombs, both of Winters, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 5, 2003 at Pakenham Lawn Cemetery in Australia.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 9, 2003.)

COOMBS

Melvin Albert Coombs

Melvin A. Coombs, a much loved and respected member of the Winters Community, quietly passed away early Monday evening, Jan. 6, 2003, while at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Coombs was born Jan. 31, 1917 to Robert and Stella Coombs in Winters. He was one of three children born to them. He honorably served his country during World War II in the United States Army from July 1941 to October 1945. He was an active member of the Winters VFW and American Legion Post 1000. Mr. Coombs was a member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church for many years.

He married Ruth Barbara Vevea in 1945 and the couple had three children. He worked for Vacaville Creamery for 20 years as a milk, cottage cheese and ice cream processor. After retiring from the creamery, he worked for the United States Post Office in Winters as a letter carrier from 1974 to 1984. He had many enjoyments in life. However, his one great love was to go to Reno every Saturday and try his luck at Keno, Blackjack and the "slots." He went so often that they knew him personally at the Cal Neva Club. He will be greatly missed by family and all who knew him.

Mr. Coombs is survived by his daughter, Shirley A. Scullin and her husband Jim, of Winters; two brothers, Robert Coombs of Winters and Howard Coombs of Australia; grandchildren, Mindy Rosales, Manuela and Gordon Collado, Wendy Tanner and Barbara and Gary Tanner, Jr. Numerous great and great-great grandchildren and one nice also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth on Dec. 15, 1988, also by two sons, Robert in 1998 and Gary Tanner in 1993.

Friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street, in Winters. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, in Winters.

Interment will follow at Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Drive.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 9, 2003.)

COOMBS

Robert C. Coombs

Robert C. Coombs passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2004. Graveside services were planned for Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

(Death notice from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 11, 2004.)

COONEY

Patricia Gail Cooney

Patricia Gail Cooney died at her home in Woodland Wednesday, Aug. 17 at age 46.

Mrs. Cooney was born April 29, 1959 in Fresno. She had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. She worked as a waitress in the food service industry.

Survivors include Mrs. Cooney long-time companion, Richard Salas; her daughter, Linsi Dawn Collins of Opelousas, La.; her son, Arlis Keith Horrocks of Quinlan, Texas; four grandchildren; her mother, Roberta Webb and her stepfather, Don Webb, both of Hanford; her sister, Sharon Davis of Knights Landing; her brothers, Thomas Holland of Dallas, Gerald Holland of Princeton, Texas, James Phipps and Richard Phipps, both of West Sacramento and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Truman Holland and her nephew, Gerald Simmons.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Cooney's name be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Cooney, no services are scheduled.

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

COOPER

Clarace J. Cooper

Clarace June Cooper died March 14, 2001. Born June 15, 1918, she was 82.

One of four children born to Chester and Grace Bond of Woodland, she grew up there and graduated from Woodland High School. Two years after graduation, she married Clarence Cooper and moved to Davis, where she raised her two sons, Richard and Craig. She was married to Clarence from 1938 to 1961.

Clarace worked for Tandem Properties of Davis for 26 years before retiring at age 75. She really loved her job and often thought of her co-workers as family.

She enjoyed golfing, boating, her bridge club, her annual trip to Tahoe with the girls, and playing cards on her living room floor with her grandchildren. To all who knew her she was a kind and generous soul with a sincere love of life.

She is survived by her sons, Richard and his wife Jennifer of Woodland, and Craig and his wife Toni of Davis. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Channon, Tristan and Josh; two step-grandchildren, Bob and Brian Briggs; and one step-great-grandson, Kevin Briggs of Woodland.

She also leaves two brothers, Chet and Richard Bond; a sister, Geraldine Crittenden; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and dear friend Bonnie Faria.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Alzheimer's Research, UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 19, 2001.)

COOPER

James Cooper (1st of 2 obits.)

James Cooper, long time resident of Woodland, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Dallas, Ore. home of his granddaughter Kari and Robert Smith. Jim served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was involved in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Jim was a 37-year member of the Woodland Elks Club and enjoyed outings with the Woodland Elks Tail Enders RV club. Throughout the years, Jim was involved locally with such pastimes as softball, bowling, horseshoe pitching, hunting and fishing. Jim owned and operated Jim Cooper Roofing in Woodland until his retirement in 1985.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years in 1993 Edith E. "Betty" Cooper. He is survived by his two sons; Don Cooper of Oroville and Mike Cooper of Fair Oaks, and sister Joanne Pataky of Eugene, Ore. along with his grandchildren Kari Smith, Kendra Cooper, James Andrew Cooper II, Amy Cooper and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.. at the Woodland Elks Lodge.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 3, 2005.)

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James Cooper (2nd of 2 obits.)

James Cooper of Woodland died Saturday, Nov. 26 at the home of his granddaughter, Kari and Robert Smith in Dallas, Ore., at age 82.

Mr. Cooper was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Oklahoma. He had been a Woodland resident for 50 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He owned and operated Jim Cooper Roofing in Woodland until his retirement in 1985. He was a 37-year member of the Woodland Elks Club and attended outings with the Woodland Elks Tail Enders RV club. In the 1950s he played on a fast-pitch softball team and participated in a men's bowling league, as well as horseshoe pitching with the Elks and at the Yolo County Fair.

Survivors include Mr. Cooper's sons, Don Cooper of Oroville and Mike Cooper of Fair Oaks; his grandchildren, Kari Smith, Kendra Cooper, James Andrew Cooper II, Amy Cooper; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joanne Pataky of Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Edith E. "Betty" Cooper.

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

Services: Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Woodland Elks Lodge, 500 Bush St., Woodland. The Dallas Mortuary of Dallas, Ore. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 4, 2005.)

COOPER

Major Cooper

As announced last week, Major Stephen Cooper died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.R. Wolfskill, near Winters, May 16th, at the advanced age of ninety-three years. Sunday morning last his body was taken to Colusa for interment in the plot where are buried the remains of members of his family who have gone before, the funeral services being conducted at the Christian church by Rev. Mr. Blake. Many relatives and friends from Oakland, Winters, and other parts of the State were in attendance, the church and town bells were all tolled, and a man known and beloved throughout the length and breadth of the whole State was consigned to his last narrow bed. Major Cooper was among the last of the hardy frontiersmen who did so much to mold the destinies this nation. He was one of the twelve veterans remaining of the War of 1812, as he told us only a few days before his death. He had a remarkable good constitution, and up to within a few days of his death was very active.

Stephen Cooper was a son of Sarshel Cooper, who was a native of Virginia, and one of the first settlers of Kentucky. Stephen was born March 10, 1797. In 1807 his father moved to Howard county, Missouri. Major Cooper's father was a captain in the War of 1812, and he, only fifteen years old, was a private in his father's company. This company was in command of General Henry Dodge, afterward United States Senator from Wisconsin. Captain Sarshel Cooper was killed by a shot fired at him by Indians while sitting at the fireside. At the close of the war in 1815 Major Cooper was one of the leaders in the first party to open the Santa Fe trail in 1822 and 1823. The march from Missouri was through a trackless waste, never trod by civilized man, and the country was filled with hostile Indians. He was captain of thirty men. He was in the Blackhawk war in 1833; in 1837 he and Major Bearcroft were commissioned to work on the northern boundaries of Missouri. He was Indian Agent at Council Bluffs during the Administration of Can Buren. In 1844 he was a member of the Missouri legislature. In 1845 he married Miss Tate, who died a few years ago. In 1845 he started across the plains with General Fremont, but accompanied him only as far as the Arkansas river. In 1846 he came to California. In February, 1847, he presided over the first meeting ever held by Americans in California, at Yerba Buena, now San Francisco. In the fall of 1847 he moved to Benica, and was appointed by Governor Mason Alcade. He voted three times for General Jackson. During all his life he was true to the Democracy. He

carried the vote of California to Washington for Hancock. In 1854 he moved to Colusa. He had five children, twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

(See articles below for further information.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Saturday, May 24, 1890.)

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Dead

Yesterday morning Major Stephen Cooper passed away to the silent majority. The deceased was ninety-five years of age at the time of his death. Peace to his soul. Out of respect to his memory, the picnic which was to have taken place today, has been postponed.

(Article from the "Winters Express," Saturday, May 17, 1890.)

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Paralyzed

Major Stephen Cooper, a pioneer of 1846 and a veteran of the war of 1812, was stricken with paralysis in the left side, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.R. Wolfskill, on Friday of last week, and has been confined to his room since. Owing to the Major's advanced age - ninety-five years - it is feared he will not entirely recover from the stoke, although he has improved somewhat since taken down. He has perfect use of his mental faculties, and his right side, but is unable to move about, which is very trying to him, as he has always been very active. We hope he will speedily recover.

(Article from the "Winters Express," Saturday, May 10, 1890.)

COOPER

Patricia "Trish" L. Glynn Cooper

Patricia "Trish" L. Glynn Cooper of Madison died in Woodland Friday, Feb. 10 at age 46.

Ms. Cooper was born Nov. 25, 1959 in McCloud. She had been a Yolo County resident for six years. She worked for Syar Industries as a weighmaster office manager. She was the first woman president of the Squaw Valley Riding Club and a former member of the McCloud Golf Club.

Survivors include Ms. Cooper's sisters, Claudette Jackson and her husband Cecil of McCloud, Margaret Bennett and her husband Fred and Barbara Stanphill and her long-time companion Doug Hayes, all of Esparto; her brothers, Thomas Glynn and his wife Cherie, Peter Glynn and Gerald Glynn all of McCloud; her nieces, LeAnn Glynn of Sacramento, Keisha Harvey and her husband Mike of Fallon, Nev., Renee White and her husband Randy of Hermiston, Ore.; her nephew, Brian of McCloud; and her grandnephews, Clayton and Eli of Fallon, Nev., Brett and Austin of Hermiston, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Services: A celebration of Ms. Cooper's life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Scout Cabin on Yolo Avenue in Esparto. Interment will be held at McCloud Cemetery at a later date. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 14, 2006.)

COOPER

Ruth Cooper

Ruth Cooper died in Esparto Friday, April 30, 2004, at age 74.

Born May 17, 1929, in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cooper has been a Yolo County resident for 42 years. She was a teacher for 30 years.

Survivors include her son, Grant Cooper of Esparto.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, May 04, 2004.)

COPELAND

Steven Eugene Copeland

Steven Eugene Copeland, 54, of Diamond Springs, died March 31, 2002 of natural causes. He was born July 6, 1947 in Dodge City, Kansas.

Mr. Copeland grew up in Fresno and served in Vietnam as a medic for the United States Navy. He was a journeyman plumber and jack-of-all-trades.

He is survived by his wife of seven years, Kathie Copeland of Diamond Springs, and his stepdaughter, Dawn Nelson of Shingle Springs.

Services have been held. Arrangements were made by Memory Chapel in Placerville.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 18, 2002.)

COPEMAN

Merna Bell Copeman

Merna Bell Copeman died in Woodland, Friday, April 9, 2004 at age 84.

Born Jan. 30, 1920 in Webberville, Mich., she was a resident of Yolo County for more than 30 years. Mrs. Copeman attended high school in Webberville and was active in the Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Copeman of Woodland, sons Terry and Randy Copeman of Placerville, and daughter Vicki Copeman of Fontana, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Melodie Creamer.

The family requests memorials be directed to an organization chosen by the donor. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm. Tuesday, April 13, at McNary's Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday April 14, 2004, at the Woodland Cemetery on West Street.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, April 12, 2004.)

COPP

Mary Isabelle Black HOFFMAN COPP

The following obituary was contributed by Pat Borden.

Mary Isabelle Black Hoffman Copp b: June 4, 1833 m: August 2, 1875 d: Jan 12, 1906.

Obituary from "The Mail of Woodland" Vol XXX No. 318; Tuesday, Jan 13, 1906 and "The Yolo Semi Weekly Mail" Vol XXXI; No. 130; dated Friday, Jan 16, 1906.

MRS. MARY COPP PASSES TO REST

Died at Early Hour Friday Morning.

Another of Yolo County's Pioneer Mothers Crosses Over the River.

Mrs. Mary Isabelle Copp, one of the old residents of the county, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs Fred A. Porter, 530 Second Street at 6:05 o'clock Friday morning. (Jan. 12, 1906)

The funeral will be held from the Porter residence at 1:30 o'clock Sunday Afternoon and interment will be in the city cemetery. While the news of Mrs. Copp's death came as a matter of deep regret to many friends, her passing was not unexpected, as she had been ill for some time and bedfast since December 21st. She had failed rapidly during the past few days and her death was momentarily expected during that time. Mrs. Copp was unconscious during the greater part of the week. The general debilities of old age are ascribed as the cause of her death.

Mrs. Copp had reached the good old age of 72 years, 7 months and 8 days. She was born in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, on June 4 1833, her maiden name being Mary Isabelle Black. She was married in that section to Jacob Hoffman. To them were born six children of whom L. J. Hoffman of Merced, Mrs. J. R. Allen of Sacramento, and Mrs. S. W. Baker of Dunnigan are the survivors.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman came with their family across the plains in 1862, accompanied by John A. black, a brother of deceased. The family first settled in Yolo county and resided here continuously with the exception of two months spent in Sutter county.

Mr. Hoffman passed away at Knights Landing in 1873. In August of 1875, the widow was wedded to the late W. H. H. Copp. Mr. and Mrs. Copp resided at Yolo and Woodland, returning to Dunnigan in 1896, where Mr. Copp died two years later.

Since her husband's death Mrs. Copp had made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. Fred A. Porter, in this city. Mrs. Copp was the last of her family, John A. Black having preceded her to the grave on October 15th.

During her long residence in the county Mrs. Copp had gained the esteem of all her acquaintances. She was a life long member of the Christian church, and was affiliated with the local congregation at the time of her death. Not only was Mrs. Copp noted for her good works in the church but she was revered for devotion to her family and kindness to her many friends. As a consequence her death is deeply mourned in all sections of the county.

COPP

William Henry Harrison COPP

The following obituary was contributed by Pat Borden.

Obituary from "THE MAIL OF WOODLAND"; Volume XXII Thursday Morning, October 6, 1898.

W. H. H. COPP

Died at the Home of His Son-in-law, Near Dunnigan, Wednesday Morning

Another of Yolo County's Pioneers Starts on His Final Journey Across the Plains.

Dunnigan, Oct. 5th.

William Henry Harrison Copp, one of the oldest and most esteemed residents of Yolo County, died at the home of his son-in-law, Sam Barker, near this town at 8:30 this morning. Death was sudden and unexpected. The deceased appeared to be as well as usual on the night before when he retired, and arose this morning at the customary hour. He went from his room into the kitchen and was there suddenly stricken. He fell to the floor and was lifted in a semi-unconscious condition and put to bed. He died only a short afterward.

The coroner, D. O. Bean, of Woodland, was notified of the death and summoned, as is necessary by law in such cases. A dispatch was also sent to his wife, who went to Woodland yesterday to visit her brother, John A. Black, and also to his daughter, Mrs. Fred Porter, of Woodland. Mr. Bean and Mr. and Mrs. Porter arrived on the noon train, but the news so shocked Mrs. Copp that is was deemed best to spare her the sorrow and care at present and she remained in Woodland. She has been in ill health herself.

The deceased has suffered with a complication of diseases for several years past. Stomach trouble seemed to be his worst ailment and it no doubt caused the end. He has been gradually failing, but no one anticipated the end so soon and the shock is a severe one to friends and relatives alike.

The deceased was born in New York, in the year '37 (1837). He was raised and educated in the Empire State, and in '49 (1849), having caught the gold fever, came to California across the great plains. He settled near Dunnigan on the same land which was his when he died, having lived there all these years, save for a few visits to his old home in New York, and two years he spent in Colorado in the merchantile business.

He married Mrs. Hoffman, a sister of John Black, who was a widow with three children, Mrs. Sam Barker, of Dunnigan, Mrs. John Allen of Sacramento, and L. J. Hoffman, a son. The wedding ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Pendegast in Woodland about twenty-two years ago. The deceased leaves only one child, Mrs. Fred Porter, of Woodland.

At one time the deceased, his father John E. Copp, and a brother, Jesse Copp, owned between three and four thousand acres of land near Dunnigan. His father died in Texas several years ago, and his brother is buried in the cemetery at Woodland. Misfortune followed adverses, and slowly the great farm diminished until now it consists of only 145 acres -- the home place.

Deceased was a pioneer member of the Masonic lodge at Knights Landing. He was a fine, honest, old gentleman universally admired and respected throughout the county. He was charitable and public spirited and did much to make Yolo county what it now is. His memory will ever dwell among its people as a man of men: as a father of our county, and as a friend true and trustworthy.

COPSEY

Lela Ann Copsey

Lela Ann Copsey died in Woodland Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at age 86.

Born Feb. 28, 1917, in Lower Lake, Mrs. Copsey had been a Yolo County resident for a year. She was active in the Business and Professional Women's Organization, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company for 40 years. She was a Ukiah resident until 1996.

Survivors include her sister, Violet Howard of Arbuckle and Alice Hand of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lumin Copsey; and parents, Henry and Lela (Chandon) Ebbinghausen of Morgan Valley.

The family requests memorials be directed to Masonic Lodge of Ukiah; or the Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817; The California Residential Care Facility (Alzheimer's Unit), Woodland; or the Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St., Woodland 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Private interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 25, 2003.)

CORBY

Helen Marie (Stephens) Corby

Helen Marie (Stephens) Corby died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Woodland.

Born in Yolo County on April 14, 1913, to the late Ben Gray and Helen (Mangles) Stephens, Mrs. Corby had been a Yolo County resident for 58 years. She served in the Red Cross during World War II. She then returned to Woodland and was employed by Yolo County as a social worker in 1953.

Survivors include her sister, Peggy Wood of Capay Valley; nieces, Carol Grein of Chico, Lisa Jones of Granite Bay, Mary Bell of Lynnwood, Wash., and Martha Braaten of Oroville; nephews, Philip Wood of Folsom and Jim Stephens of Loomis; and aunt, Anna Louise Stephens of Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Corby, in 1985; brothers, Ben Fulton, and Don Stephens; and nephew, Fulton Wood.

Services: There are no services scheduled.

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

CORCORAN

Joseph Albert "Joe" Corcoran, Sr. (1st of 2 obits.)

Joseph "Joe" Albert Corcoran Sr. died at his home in Woodland, Monday, Jan. 2 at age 79.

Mr. Corcoran was born Sept. 29, 1926 in Woodland to John Dennis and Nora Mae Corcoran. He was a lifelong Yolo County resident. He was a 1944 graduate of Woodland High School and served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WW II. He was a former operating engineer and an area farmer until his retirement in 1991. He was a founding member of the California Bean Growers Association, a member of California Rice Co-op, local resource conservation district, California Farm Bureau, California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, Irish-American Club, volunteer fireman for the West Plainfield Fire Dept.; a member of the Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ, and on the board of directors of Agape Villages, a Christian foster family agency.

Survivors include Mr. Corcoran's wife of 30 years, Joyce Corcoran; his daughters, Janette Amarel and her husband Tom, Gwen Morrison and her husband Bobby, Cheryl Ormond, Catherine Fair and her husband Ernie, Jeanette Ashley; his son, Joseph A. Corcoran Jr.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Mary Culley, Margaret Fletcher, Anna Smith, Kathleen Jones, Helen Roberts; and his brothers, Henry, Robert, Charles and Daniel Corcoran. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, James Corcoran in 1998.

Memorial gifts in his name may be directed to Agape Villages, 3160 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 120, San Ramon, 94583; and the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland with Reverends John Hill and Elmer Prout officiating. Interment will be private. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 5, 2006.)

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Joseph Albert "Joe" Corcoran, Sr. (2nd of 2 obits.)

Joseph "Joe" Albert Corcoran Sr. died at his home in Woodland, Monday, Jan. 2 at age 79.

Mr. Corcoran was born Sept. 29, 1926 in Woodland to John Dennis and Nora Mae Corcoran. He was a lifelong Yolo County resident. He was a 1944 graduate of Woodland High School and served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WW II. He was a former operating engineer and an area farmer until his retirement in 1991. He was a founding member of the California Bean Growers Association, a member of California Rice Co-op, local resource conservation district, California Farm Bureau, California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, Irish-American Club, volunteer fireman for the West Plainfield Fire Dept.; a member of the Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ, and on the board of directors of Agape Villages, a Christian foster family agency.

Survivors include Mr. Corcoran's wife of 30 years, Joyce Corcoran; his daughters, Janette Amarel and her husband Tom, Gwen Morrison and her husband Bobby, Cheryl Ormond, Catherine Fair and her husband Ernie, Jeanette Ashley; his son, Joseph A. Corcoran Jr.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Mary Culley, Margaret Fletcher, Anna Smith, Kathleen Jones, Helen Roberts; and his brothers, Henry, Robert, Charles and Daniel Corcoran. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, James Corcoran.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Corcoran's name may be directed to Agape Villages, 3160 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 120, San Ramon, 94583; and the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland with Reverends John Hill and Elmer Prout officiating. Interment will be private. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 6, 2006.)

CORCORAN

Linda Kathleen Corcoran

Linda Kathleen died at Kaiser Hospital, Richmond following a three-month illness on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at age 34.

Born Oct. 22, 1969, Mss (sic) Corcoran was a native of Woodland and graduated as valedictorian from Liberty Christian Academy in 1987. She attended National University in Sacramento, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and curriculum development and a master of arts degree in science/education. She was employed at Christian Copyright Licensing in Portland, Ore. working in customer service/copyright administration from 1989 to 1992. She served as educator/principal at Liberty Christian Academy from 1996 to 1999. She was currently employed as official special events coordinator and executive assistant to the superintendent of Vacaville Christian Schools.

Survivors include her parents, Dan and Janice Corcoran of Woodland; sisters, Kris Souza and husband Jon of Richmond, Va. and Tami Galart and husband Alan of Portland, Ore.; brother, Jeff Corcoran and wife Lisa of Woodland; nieces, Andrea, Rebecca, and Michelle Galart of Portland, Ore., and Trina Meyer of Woodland; nephews, Jamison and Patrick Corcoran of Woodland, Daniel Brown of Richmond, Va., and Mike, Alex, and Christopher Meyer, all of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

The family requests memorials be directed to Linda Corcoran Memorial Fund, c/o New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695-2699. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(A photograph of Miss Corcoran is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 3, 2003.)

CORDOZA

Lula "Lu" Adell (McNeill) Cordoza

Lula "Lu" Adell (McNeill) Cordoza of Woodland died Saturday, Aug. 27 at age 90.

Mrs. Cordoza was born March 3, 1915 in Woodland. She had been a life-long Yolo Country resident. She was an officer manager for the Weaver Tractor Company for 25 years. In addition she was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Cordoza's son, Bill Cordoza Jr. of Woodland; her grandchildren, Dave Cordoza, Tom Cordoza, Denise Hutchison and Bob Cordoza; her great-grandchildren, Austin, Will, Meredith and Natalie Cordoza and Blair, Blake and Blain Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Will Cordoza; her daughter, Barbara Tolson; her parents, Olive and David McNeill and her sisters, Catherine Birch and Zilda McNeill.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon, Thursday, Sept. 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 31, 2005.)

CORDREY

Helen "Audree" Cordrey

Helen "Audree" Cordrey of Davis died Jan. 5, 2005. She was 87.

A private memorial service for family and friends was held Saturday at the Chapel of St. James Catholic Church in Davis.

Born Aug. 15, 1917, in San Antonio, Texas, to Julia and John Leigh, she and her family moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she grew up and attended school. As a young woman, she moved to Hollywood to study ballet. She performed on many stages, including the Hollywood Bowl and the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

Following her marriage to Ray Cordrey in 1940, she devoted her life to raising and nurturing her family. She and her husband retired in the Sierra for 20 years before moving to Davis last year.

Her family says she touched the lives of hundreds of friends and acquaintances through her giving and loving nature.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ray Cordrey of Davis; son, Bob Cordrey and his wife Sheila of Davis; daughter, Carol Cordrey and her former husband Tom Niccum and his wife Linda of Santa Clara; and daughter, Laurie Miller and her husband Fred of Veneta, Ore.

She is further survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donations to her memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616, or to Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 2161, Sacramento, CA 95812.

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

CORONA

Robert B. Cordero, Jr.

Robert B. Cordero Jr. died in Sacramento Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at 51.

Born Oct. 21, 1952, Mr. Cordero was a native of Woodland and a lifelong Yolo County resident. He was an owner-operator truck driver for more than 30 years and a tribal member of the Chumash Tribe of Santa Inez and of Elk Grove's Rock Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Simone Eve Cordero-Cuevas of Yolo; sons, Nathan I. Cordero and wife Katherine of Sacramento, Michael Hernandez and wife Liliana of Woodland, Robert L. Cordero, also of Sacramento, and Daniel E. and David B. Cordero, both also of Woodland; granddaughters, Angela J. and Jasmine E. Montes, and Monique A. Cordero, all of Woodland; grandsons, Rafael R. Montes and Michael A. Hernandez, both also of Woodland, and Zachary J. Burgess, also of Sacramento. Also surviving are his sisters, Rosemary Oltman of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Maria Muniozguren of Woodland; brother, Albert M. Cordero of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Albert Benjamin Cordero and Daniel Cordero.

The family requests memorial donations be directed to Wayfarer Center-Christian Mission, 201 Fourth St., Woodland, 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, with a funeral service at 7 p.m., in Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Private interment, for family members only, is scheduled at a later date.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 3, 2003.)

CORONA

Frank Guajardo Corona

Frank Guajardo Corona died in Woodland Wednesday, April 3, 2003, at age 63.

Born Feb. 2, 1940, in Houston, Texas, Mr. Corona had been a Yolo County resident for 38 years. He attended Salinas High School, and was self-employed as the owner of Amigo Tile. He was the former president of Concilio, and did public relations of Los Charros.

Survivors include his wife, Maria (Corrales) Corona; sons, Frank Corona Jr., and Jacob Corona; daughters, Sandra Corona, and Tanya Corona; sisters, Manuela Losoya of Telephone, Texas, Mary Corona of Sacramento, Lupe Corona of Roseville, Rosie Villa of Woodland, Susie Corona and Helen Gonzales, both of Sunnyside, Wash., Lucy Fernandez and Virginia Guerrero, both of Woodland; brothers, Joe Corona of Santa Rosa, Texas, Raymond Corona of Rio Houndo, Texas, Martin Corona of Esparto and Noe Corona of Woodland; grandchildren, Sara Marie Medina, Marina Rose Corona and Hector Corona, all of Woodland; parents, Carmelo and Carmen Corona of Mission, Texas; 26 nephews; and 15 nieces.

The family requests memorials be directed to Maria (Corrales) Corona, 18727 County Road 96, Woodland, 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at noon Tuesday, April 8, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, with a burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 05, 2003.)

CORONA

Rosa Maria Corona

Rosa Maria Corona died unexpectedly on March 13, 2005, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She was 36.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 327 College St. A Mass of Christian burial begins at noon on Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, at the corner of Court and Walnut streets, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Woodland.

Born May 14, 1968, in Juchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to Jose and Susana (Silva) Gonzalez, she was a Yolo County resident for the past 14 years, and was employed by the Woodland Joint Unified School District for the past six years.

She is survived by her husband, David Corona of Woodland; a daughter, Susana Isabel Corona, and a son Jose Maria Garcia, both of Woodland.

She is further survived by her parents, Jose and Susana Gonzalez of Los Angeles; her brothers, Basilio, Julian and Transito Gonzalez, all of Los Angeles; her sisters, Lucrecia, Lucia and Isabel Gonzalez, of Los Angeles, and Cresencia, Narcisia and Lilian Gonzalez, of Juchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her name. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 16, 2005.)

CORRAL

Matias Corral

The Lord called home to him, Matias Corral, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, after a long illness. Matias was a compassionate man who felt a great sense of responsibility towards his family and everyone in his life; he served as an exemplary role model for others. Matias will be remembered by all as a loving husband, proud father and devoted "Papa" to his beloved grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Isabel Corral of Woodland; his daughters, Leticia Corral of Lincoln and Gloria Leathers and her husband Tim of Woodland; and his two very loved grandchildren, Brandon and Courtney Leathers. Matias is also survived by his sister Maria Corral of Durango, Mexico, and brother Salvador Corral of Sacramento; brothers-in-law, Martin Martinez of Lincoln and Fabian Martinez of Durango, Mexico; sisters-in-law Conception Morga of Durango, Mexico, Lina Corral of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and Rafaela Ahedo of Durango, Mexico as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Matias was born in Durango, Mexico to Epimenio and Isabel (Alarcon) Corral, and owned a ranch before moving to Woodland. Prior to retirement, Matias worked many years at Contadina Foods.

Family, friends and acquaintances loved Matias and will dearly miss him as he takes his blessed journey home. All are invited to a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St. and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Fr. Fernando Meza officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 5, 2006.)

CORRALES

Beatrice Ortega Corrales

Beatrice Ortega Corrales passed away on Tuesday, April 11, in Sacramento. Born in El Paso, Texas on May 19, 1937, she was 62.

A 39-year resident of Winters, she attended high school in Clint, Texas, and worked for the Mariani Nut Company for 14 years. She loved to work in her garden, care for her pets and was a very good cook.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jose M. Corrales of Winters; children, Jose Alfoso Zuniga and his wife, Martha, of Arbuckle, Steban D. Corrales of Davis, Ronaldo Corrales of Woodland, Grace Corrales and her husband, Michael, of Winters, Raul R. Corrales of Woodland, Pablo O. Corrales of Winters, Raquel O. Corrales and her husband, Ricardo, of Sacramento, and Joe Louie Corrales and his wife, Sherri, of Winters; brothers, Regina L. Ortega of El Paso, Texas, Ruben L. Ortega of Clint, Texas, Santos L. Ortega of El Paso, Texas, and Blas L. Ortega of Clint, Texas; sister, Emma O. Garcia of El Paso, Texas; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two sisters, Maria L. Ortega and Rosa L. Ortega; two brothers, Jesus L. Ortega and Policarpio L. Ortega Jr.; and parents, Policarpio and Gumercinda Ortega.

Funeral Mass was held on April 14, at 11:30 a.m., at Saint Anthony Catholic Church, in Winters. Her husband and sons were pallbearers. The interment took place in the Winters Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2000, (Yolo County). The obituary contains a photograph of Mrs. Corrales.)

CORRALES

Fred H. Corrales

Fred H. Corrales died in Davis Saturday, May 15, 2004, at age 62.

Born May 2, 1942, in Canutillo, Texas, Mr. Corrales had been a Yolo County resident for 28 years. He graduated from Woodland High School and worked for Kordite/Mobil Chemical for 40 years.

Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Hollaway, and Dianne Flores, both of Austin, Texas, Deneen Snyder of Round Rock, Texas, and Ashley Calvery of Belton, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores G. Corrales.

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

Services: Vigil was held Tuesday, May 18, at McNary's Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. today Wednesday, May 19, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 19, 2004.)

CORREA

Patricia Ann Correa

Patricia Ann Correa died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at age 59.

Mrs. Correa was born Aug. 13, 1946 in Livermore to Frank and Rose (Souza) Shenave. She had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She attended Pleasanton area schools and was homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Correa's sons, Rick Gunn of San Bernardino, John Gunn Jr. of Livermore and Robert Gunn of Fremont; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; her mother, Rose Shenave of Pleasanton; her sisters, Donna Martin of Woodland and Sandy Sevier of Salida; her brothers, Norman Mendonza of Hawaii, Wilfred Mendonza of Ceres and Frank Shenave of Pleasanton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Correa and her father, Frank Shenave.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Correa's life will be scheduled for a later date. Interment will be at St. Augustine's Cemetery in Pleasanton. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 5, 2005.)

CORREIA

Jimmy Correia

Jimmy Correia died in his Clifton Colorado home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at age 45.

Born in Willows, Mr. Correia later moved to Woodland where he attended Woodland High School. He was self-employed long haul truck driver who contracted with Warner Trucking out of Colorado.

Survivors include his father, James Correia; stepmother, Judy Correia; stepfather, Ray Madderra; sisters, Tammy Haynie, and Relina Kent and husband Kirt; brothers, Kevin Correia, Craig Correia and his wife Lisa, Tommy Correia and wife Lori, Tony and Robert Madderra, Terry Madderra and wife Terry, and Ray Madderra and wife Erma; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home of Colorado.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 15, 2004.)

CORREIA

Mullard Raymond Correia

Mullard Raymond Correia died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at age 76.

Born Oct. 1, 1927, in Hayward, Mr. Correia had been a Yolo County resident for 18 years. He was mailman for 31 years and also was a professional photographer. He lived in Fremont until his retirement in 1986 when he moved to Woodland.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Diana Correia; daughters, Robyn and Kimberly Correia of Woodland, and Lora Morey and husband Bruce of Olympia; sister, Diane Stephenson and brothers, Norman Correia and Bob of Bessie, Okla.; four granddaughters and one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Correia; mother, Eloise Correia; and granddaughter, Susie Morey.

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

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., with a burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 19, 2004.)

CORRIGAN

Gertrude (Trudy) Bailey Corrigan

Gertrude (Trudy) Bailey Corrigan died of heart failure on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Courtyard Health Care Center in Davis. She was 94.

A funeral Mass begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 2001 Mass Ave. in Lexington, Mass. Friends are also invited to visit with her family at 9:30 a.m. at Douglass Funeral Service, 51 Worthen Road, in Lexington.

Born Dec. 28, 1910, in Boston, she lived most of her life near Boston, including homes in Dorcester, Sommerville and Lexington. She moved to Davis in 2002 to be closer to family.

After raising two children, she attended and then graduated from Harvard in 1961. She worked as an executive secretary for a building construction company. She also volunteered many hours for various organizations, including McClean Hospital and Meals on Wheels.

She was preceded in death by her sister Eileen (Lolly) Bailey Ward in 1998, her brother Ulmont (Ully) Bailey in 2001, her daughter Janice Ward in 1985, and her son Jay Corrigan in 2000.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Stephen Corrigan of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Cindy Limburg of Davis; and Gary Corrigan of Novato.

She is further survived by her niece, Carol Kras of Santa Ana; and by her great-granddaughters, Lauren and Julia Limburg of Davis.

Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass Funeral Service.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday January 6, 2005.)

CORTEZ

Cindy Cortez

Cindy Cortez died in San Jose Aug. 7 at age 48.

Mrs. Cortez was born Jan. 9, 1957 to Josephina Vidal and the late Julian Vidal.

Survivors include Mrs. Cortez's children, Lisa Sotelo of San Jose and Doug and Jason Cortez of Arizona; eight grandchildren; her mother, Josephina Vidal; her brothers, Albert Duarte, Ruben and Julian Vidal; her grandmother, Virgina Lopez, all of San Jose; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Cortez, her father, Julian Vidal and her grandfather, Eleazar Lopez.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, at the Lima Family Edrickson Mortuary, 710 Willow St. in San Jose. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetary. (sic)

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

CORTEZ

Pedro Cortez

Visitation was held on Monday, April 29, 2002 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Vigil service commencing at 7 p.m. at the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa for 95-year-old Pedro Cortez who died on April 22, 2002 at Valley West Care Center in Williams.

Pedro was born on July 16, 1906 in GTO, Mexico and was a Colusa resident for 65 years. He was very fond of the outdoors and gardening. He was the recipient of many awards and ribbons from the Colusa County Fair for produce entries. His family has many fond memories and knew him as a good provider.

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Hemenway of Winters, Eustolia Virginia Huiza and her husband Agustin of Colusa, Josephine Mayfield and her husband Jay of San Bruno, Grace Cortez and her husband, Gil Cerrillo of Sacramento; sons, Adolfo "Smokey" and his wife Joan of Sacramento, Alfred and his wife Carolyn of Colusa, Robert of Sacramento and David of San Francisco. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genoveva Cortez.

Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colusa. Funeral arrangements were under the directions of McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 9, 2002.)

CORTOPASSI

Alfred J. Cortopassi

Alfred J. Cortopassi died in Sacramento on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at age 75.

Born Aug. 23, 1928, a native of Woodland, Mr. Cortopassi was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. After serving in the U.S. Navy for four years, he married Manuela 'Millie' Ruiz of Winters in 1952. He served the Yolo County area for over 30 years delivering food and beverages.

Survivors include his wife Millie Cortopassi of Woodland; sons, Jeff Cortopassi and wife Marianne of Hinsdale, Ill., Dennis Cortopassi of Woodland, and Kirk Cortopassi and wife Beth of Los Banos; grandchildren, Nick and Katie of Hinsdale, Ill., Jared, Chase and Bryant of Los Banos; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Peter; and sisters, Evelyn Mazzocini and Doris Bortoli.

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

Services: A graveside memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 24, 2003.)

COTA

Juliana Cota

Juliana Cota of Colusa died in her home Wednesday, Dec. 7 at age 91.

Mrs. Cota was born Jan. 9, 1914 in Bisby, Ariz., to Manuel and Josefina Gonzalez.

A homemaker, wife and mother, Mrs. Cota lived in Mid-Valley her entire life. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Survivors include her son Manuel Cota and his wife Alice of Colusa; grandson, Chris Cota of Sacramento and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Cota Sr.

Services: A funeral is scheduled 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. Private family committal services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family requests donations made in Mrs. Cota's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 10, 2005.)

COTTLE

Marisa Cottle

Marisa Cottle died Oct. 11, 2004. She was 76.

A memorial Mass is at 4 p.m. Friday at St. James Church, 1275 B. St. in Davis. A reception will follow at St. James Memorial Center. Interment will be private.

Born in Montalto di Castro, Italy, on May 5, 1928, she was a Davis resident for almost 50 years.

She worked at the UC Davis material management/purchasing department for 40 years. Throughout her career, she enjoyed her work and the people she worked with, keeping in touch with them long after she retired.

Her family said she derived great pleasure from preparing big meals for her children, their in-laws and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, bicycling and traveling around the world where she found endless discovery of various cultures, beautiful places and people. With her twin sister, she made numerous trips to Europe. She was a long-standing member of St. James Altar Society and Women's Guild.

She was preceded in death by her sister Ornella Thompson, twin sister Fiorella Gielow, and brothers Italo and Augusto Passalacqua.

She is survived by her sons, Wendell Cottle and his wife Barbara McPherson of San Juan Capistrano, Glenn Cottle of Marina del Rey, and Terence Cottle and his wife Catherine of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Tonino Passalacqua of Civitavecchia, Italy; grandchildren Kerry, Whitney, Jessica, Ashley, Carly and Jason; nephew William Gielow of Soquel and niece Marisa Gielow of Woodland; and several Italian nephews and nieces, cousins and good friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. James School Music Department, 1215 B. St., Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 14, 2004.)

COTTON

Joe L. Cotton

Joe Larry Cotton died in his Davis home on March 17, 2000, after a short illness. He was surrounded by family members and friends. Born on Nov. 2, 1935, in Groesbeck, Texas, he was 64.

He graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, N.M., in 1955 and joined the U.S. Navy to pursue his love of flying. He was one of the first to fly a Navy jet.

In 1961, he joined the New Mexico State Police. He retired in 1981 as a captain. During his career as a police officer, he became an expert marksman and headed a sniper team. He also worked on the search and rescue team.

He graduated from the FBI National Academy in March 1981.

Joe and Marie Cotton moved to Davis in 1984 and established Rainbow International Carpet Dyeing & Cleaning Co.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, James Larry Cotton and his wife Karen of Davis and Clifford Wayne Cotton and his wife Kamela of Rowlett, Texas; stepsons, Michael Spellenberg and his wife Paula of Angels Camp and Martin Spellenberg and his wife Galaine of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepmother, Floris Cotton of Roswell, N.M.; sister, Sue Ballew of Canyon Lake; and grandchildren, Emily Cotton of Davis, Chloe and Tanner Cotton of Rowlett, Texas, and Sarah and Rachel Spellenberg of Angels Camp.

A memorial party will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at 4926 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. The family welcomes anyone to share stories at the celebration of his life.

Contributions may be made in Joe Cotton's memory to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 19, 2000.)

COTTRELL

B. June Cottrell

B. June Cottrell died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 in Sacramento. Born April 9, 1924 Ms. Cottrell was 79.

Ms. Cottrell was a resident of Yolo County for five years. Ms. Cottrell graduated with a BA in music from the University of the pacific before obtaining a teaching credential from the state of California. Ms. Cottrell taught at Sutterville School in Sacramento for 22 years. She was a member of the California Teacher's Association, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter and a member of Daughter's of the Nile.

Ms. Cottrell is survived by her daughter Kathy Chopelas and husband Tony, of Fair Oaks; grandsons, T.J. Chopelas, of Fair Oaks and Sean Chopelas, of Woodland and dearest friend Marylouise Krier of Sacramento.

Ms. Cottrell was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Margaret (McHugh) Allen of Woodland.

The family requests memorials may be sent to the Cancer Society of Northern California.

Services: A visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A private, family only, internment will be scheduled for a later date at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 16, 2003.)

COULTER

Pauline Mary Coulter

Pauline Mary Coulter died peacefully in Cottonwood Healthcare, Woodland, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at age 79. She was a former Winters residence.

Born Sept. 3, 1921, in Norman, Oklahoma, to Anthony Joseph and Clara Louise (Guenther) Turk, Mrs. Coulter enjoyed various activities and reading. She was also a past member of both the American Legion and Moose Lodges of Woodland, and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She worked for Woodland Memorial Hospital as medical clerk for 10 years.

Mrs. Coulter is survived by her sons, Michael Coulter of Woodland, and Jerry Coulter of Bakersfield; and grandchildren, Richard Coulter of Sacramento, Pamela Lyons and husband Mike of Woodland; Michelle Colley and husband Tom of Tacoma, Washington; Christie Brown and husband Jim of Woodland; Jeri Lee Coulter and Sara Coulter of Bakersfield; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brothers, Herbert Turk of San Antonio, Texas, and Alvin Turk of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Coulter was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Coulter on July 24, 1995.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be to Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund, 503 California Street, Woodland 95695.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 14, 2000.)

COUTEE

D'Kaiah Emile Coutee

D'Kaiah Emile Coutee, the infant son of Tiara A. Sells and Dennis E. Coutee Jr. died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.

Also surviving him are his maternal grandparents, Sammy Hawk of Woodland and Frenchie Sells of Sacramento; paternal grandparents, Cynthia Miller of Woodland and Dennis Coutee Sr. of Dunnigan; paternal great-grandparents, Doris K. Miller of Woodland and Frank and Sarah Coutee of Dunnigan as well as great-great-grandmother Helen W. Mason of Woodland. Other survivors include uncles, Timothy Coutee and Gary Whitmore, both of Woodland; and aunts, Sanita Washington and husband Doug of Oklahoma and Karissa Coutee of Woodland; as well as numerous great-uncles and great-aunts.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Woodland Cemetery.

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

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

COUTEE

Karisa Elise Coutee

Karisa Elise Coutee died in Capay Valley as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at age 16.

Born Dec. 13, 1985, in Woodland, Karisa had been lifelong resident of Yolo County. She attended Arbuckle Elementary School, Lee Jr. High and Woodland High School.

Karisa loved singing, dancing and being with her friends. She also enjoyed writing poetry which was one of the many ways that she expressed her joys and pains of being a teenager. Making friends was one of the many things that she did best and her million dollar smile is something she freely shared with any and everyone.

Karisa leaves to cherish her memories, mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Maloney, of Davis; father, Dennis Coutee of Dunnigan; sister, Sanita Washington of Oklahoma; brothers, Dennis and Timmy Coutee of Woodland, Nikko Fulmore and Myles Bill of Davis; brother-in-law Doug Washington and niece Tayzyah of Oklahoma; nephew, Jaiden Coutee of Woodland; grandparents, Frank and Sarah Coutee of Dunnigan; aunts and uncles, Laura and Robert Johnson of Dunnigan, Patricia Expose of Woodland, Billy and Ruby Harrison of Woodland, Frank and Brenda Coutee of Dunnigan, Beverly Coutee of Dunnigan, Denise and Memo Garcia of Dunnigan, Roy Boughton of Dunnigan, Kate Fogle, Cheryl Swanson, Linda Reed and Bill Maloney and a host of cousins and friends.

Karisa was preceded in death by her nephew Dakiah Coutee.

A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at McNary's Chapel.

A funeral service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at New Life Christian Center, corner Scott and Hurlbut Streets in Madison.

Burial will take place in Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Federal Credit Union No. 50021.

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

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary as submitted.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Monday, December 02, 2002. A photograph of Karisa Coutee is included with this obituary.)

COVELL

BORN

COVELL - Near Winters; December 5, 1877, to Calvin Covell and wife, a son.


The Winters Advocate, December 8, 1877


DIED

COVELL - Near Winters, January 21, 1878, infant son of Cal. Covell, of whooping cough.


The Winters Advocate January 26, 1878

(This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

COWENS

Connie Sue Cowens

Connie Sue Cowens died in Methodist Hospital, Sacramento after being hospitalized on New Years with pneumonia Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at age 54.

Born July 4, 1947, in Okatia, Okla., Ms. Cowens resided near Tempe and Chandler, Ariz. where her father worked farming cotton and other crops and moving to Phoenix and working in the fish and chips restaurant her parent's owned and operated. All four children were born in Phoenix, before moving to Lancaster, in with them in 1975. The family has resided in Sacramento since 1978. Her son was a former resident of Woodland and attended the First Church of the Nazarene of Woodland. According to the family members, "she was a caring homemaker and loved spending time with family, cooking and baking. Since her birthday was on the fourth of July, there was always family barbecues to celebrate both events. She also enjoyed outings to Reno, and took pride in showing her pool tournament trophies she had won in years past."

Ms. Cowens is survived by her daughters, Sandra Cowens and Loretta Dumont of Sacramento; sons, Jerry Cowens and Robert Cowens, also both of Sacramento; and granddaughter, Christina Cowens of Sacramento.

She is also survived by her sister, Brenda Szabo of Sacramento; and brother, James Cowens of Moulton, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Cowens was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and Buster Cowens of Chandler, Ariz.; sisters, Shirley Young of Lancaster, Evelyn Goodman of Lakewood, Margie Barnett of Sacramento; and brothers, Jerry Cowens of Kingman, Ariz., Rick Cowens of Rochester, N.Y. and Buster Cowens, Jr. of Sonora.

Respecting the wishes of Ms. Cowens no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Friday, January 18, 2002.)

CRACCHIOLO

Betty Lou Robbins Cracchiolo

Born Betty Lou Robbins in South Haven, Mich., she met and married Joe Cracchiolo while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Purchasing what is now Cracchiolo's Market in 1961, the couple settled with their family in Woodland, where they lived and worked together for the past 44 years.

Mrs. Cracchiolo was a long time, active member of the Yolo Fliers Club and served as captain of the Women's Golf Group in 1975.

She is survived by Joe Cracchiolo, her husband of 51 years; her mother, Kathryn Robbins; sister, Joanne Magna of Watervliet, Michigan; daughter Kathy Sousa and husband Dan; son Mike Cracchiolo and wife Debbie; son John Cracchiolo and wife Kristen; daughter Jane Miguel and husband Leon; grandchildren Jason Sousa, Jenny and Shane Brown, Carissa Cracchiolo, Tony and Nicole Cracchiolo, Stephen Cracchiolo, Jay Miguel, Sammy Miguel, Katie Cracchiolo and Annie Cracchiolo; great-grandchildren Rylee and Emma Brown and Joey and Abby Cracchiolo. She was preceded in death by her father, Orlando Robbins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Cancer Society of Northern California, 1725 Challenge Way, Sacramento, 95825 or Yolo Hospice P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: A viewing is scheduled at Kraft Bros. Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. A vigil will be held at Holy Rosary Church Wednesday evening, Sept. 7, at 7 o'clock with Deacon Ed Kull officiating. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Holy Rosary Church with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will immediately follow the mass at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to attend. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, September 6, 2005.)

CRAIG

Christopher Charles Craig

Christopher Charles Craig died at his home in Woodland, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at age 50.

Mr. Craig was born April 13, 1954 in Detroit and had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He was a 1972 graduate of Placer High School in Auburn and served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1976. He worked for the California Department of Forestry as a firefighter and since 2000 had been a crossing guard.

Survivors include Mr. Craig's parents, Fred and Mary Craig of Woodland; his sons Michael, Keith, Kevin and Edward Craig, all of Woodland; his sisters Kathy Casey of Auburn, Roseanne Halcom of Los Angeles, Claire Craig of Sacramento, Cessy Craig of Vacaville, Anna Craig of Woodland, Mary Morriss and Meriam Craig, both of Oroville; his brothers Steve Craig of Davis, Timothy Craig of Fairfield and Frances and Anthony Craig, both of Woodland. Also surviving is his lifetime companion Roxanna Jean. Preceding him in death was his mother Margaret Patricia Craig.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Craig's name be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695 or VFW Post 1985, 345 W. Kentucky Avenue, Woodland, 95695.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 26, 2004.)

CRAIG

Fredrick Charles Craig

Fredrick Charles Craig of Woodland died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at age 78.

Mr. Craig was born in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 29, 1926. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto. He earned a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Salt Lake City.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years, U.S. Marines for two years and the U.S. Army National Guard for three years. Later, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Detroit for six years. He also worked in the real estate and insurance industries. Most recently he volunteered as a crossing guard.

Survivors include Mr. Craig's wife Mary Craig of Woodland; his daughters, Mary Madeline Morris of Paradise, Francine Cassidy of Las Vegas, Katherine Casey of Auburn, Roseanne Halcomb of Fullerton, Mary Celeste Craig of Fairfield, Miriam Craig of Chico, Clare Craig of Vallejo and Annamaria Craig of San Pablo; his sons, Steven Craig of Davis, Timothy Craig of Fairfield, Francis Craig of Sacramento and Anthony Craig of Woodland. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are a son, Christopher Craig and two brothers Floyd and Arthur Craig.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Craig is scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Holy Rosary Church, at the intersection of Walnut and Court streets, Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, located at 35036 County Road 22. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 18, 2005.)

CRAIG

Lois N. Craig

Lois Nedra Craig died May 10, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born to the late William J. and Myrtle J. Bowles on June 1, 1918, in Capay, she was 82.

A retired employee of Sears, she was also a resident of Yolo County for 60 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sharen Joslin and her husband Joe of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Dianne Mithen of Florence, Ore.; and her two sons, William Bowen and his wife Patty of Roseville and Calvin Craig of Sacramento.

She also is survived by her grandchildren, Richard Joslin and his fiancee Marcy Stephens of Woodland, Kim Overfield of Woodland, Brenda Bilodeau of Mesa, Ariz., Mary Carr and her husband Jim of Citrus Heights, Danica Champion and her husband Lloyd of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Bobby Hester and his wife Janine of Mount St. Helens, Ore.

Other survivors are her nine great-grandchildren and her special friend, J.D. Arterbury 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," the week of May 14, 2000.)

CRAIG

Ruth Helen Craig

Ruth Helen Craig died Aug. 24, 2001, in Davis. Born on Sept. 18, 1895, to Sarah and Duncan MacMillan of Oakland, she was 105 years old.

She married William Craig in 1915 and lived in Oakland until his death in 1955. She later moved to Walnut Creek Manor in Walnut Creek to be closer to her family. In 1995 she moved to Davis, where she lived until her death.

She retired after 20 years from Alameda County as a supervising deputy county clerk. She was a member of the American Association for Retired Persons, Alameda County Retirees Association, Alameda County Local Union 616, and an active member of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Oakland.

She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Hager of Davis, and her grandchildren, Bill Cullen of Lafayette, Susan Von Geldern of Sacramento, Craig Hager of Sonoma and Carol Craig. She is also survived by her niece, Sara Dymsia of North Huntington, Pa., eight great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and numerous other relations.

She was preceded in death by her husband William, her beloved son Walter Craig and his wife Barbara, her daughter Helen and devoted son-in-law Bob Cullen, as well as seven sisters and four brothers.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Gothic Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. Interment will be private at Mountain View Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name to the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Oakland or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," August 29, 2001.)

CRAMER

Cliffton Christopher Cramer

Cliffton Christopher Cramer died Aug. 12, 2001, at the Mercy San Juan Hospital. Born in Susanville on July 4, 1919, to the late Charles and Catherine Cramer, he was 82 years old.

He was a resident of Yolo County for several years before moving to Citrus Heights eight months ago. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a millwright for the Eagle Lake Lumber Co. in Susanville for 25 years.

He is survived by his son, John C. Cramer and his wife Agnese of Citrus Heights; stepson, Ron Metz and his wife Jan of Folsom; stepdaughter, Linda Dolling and her husband Richard of Templeton; his grandchildren, Katrina Cramer of Citrus Heights, Shari Presnall and her husband John of Galt, Ron Jones of Davis, Jim Jones and his wife Adrian of Sacramento, Michael Jones of Redding, Dustin Metz and Laura Metz, both of Folsom.

He is also survived by his brother, Leroy Cramer and his wife Eva of Susanville, and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. Interment will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Lassen Cemetery in Susanville.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 15, 2001.)

CRAMER

Janice Barham Cramer

Janice Barham Cramer, a 14-year resident of Davis, died Oct. 18, 2002, following a brief battle with cancer. She was 87 years old.

Born Oct. 20, 1914, in Oakland, she grew up in Emeryville and Piedmont, graduating from Piedmont High School and UC Berkeley. At Cal, she was a talented philosophy major and was active in Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

She worked briefly at Wells Fargo Bank and then, in 1959, married Jerome P. Cramer. The couple settled in Berkeley where she gave birth to two sons. The family moved from Berkeley to Alamo in 1956. In 1988 she and Jerome moved to Davis. She devoted her life to her family and was a warm, loving wife and mother.

In her spare time, however, she returned to Cal and earned a master's degree in art. She was an imaginative and talented artist whose abstract oil paintings won several awards in juried shows in the East Bay. Due to changing fashions in the art world and the demands of family, she stopped painting after 10 successful years, an unfortunate and premature end to a promising career.

She shared her husband's love of hiking and skiing and the family enjoyed many wonderful adventures in the mountains. They were avid backpackers and devoted members of the Sierra Club. They also enjoyed many summers at the family cabin on the North Fork of the Feather River.

After the boys left home for college, the couple began traveling the world. They had fabulous trips to Italy, Northern Europe, Greece, East Africa, China and Japan as well as Alaska. They were deeply interested in world affairs and for many years they led Great Decisions discussion groups at Covell Gardens in Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jerome Cramer. She is survived by her sister, Emma Callaghan of Chester; two sons, Randall Cramer and his wife Carol of Washington, D.C., and James Cramer and his wife Helen Roland of Davis; and three grandchildren, Christopher Cramer, Caryn Cramer and Rebecca Cramer.

In lieu of a funeral or memorial service, friends are asked to make donations to American Arthritis Foundation or to Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 30, 2002.)

CRAMER

Jerome P. Cramer

Jerome Paul Cramer, a 12-year resident of Davis, died May 22, 2000, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento following a brief battle with cancer. He was 89.

Born Oct. 3, 1910, in Paris, France, he and his family lived in Switzerland as refugees during World War I and immigrated to San Francisco in 1921. He was naturalized in 1931.

He attended Lowell High School and Stanford University, graduating in 1932 as a mechanical engineer. He worked as an engineer in private businesses for more than 20 years and lived in Berkeley, where in 1939 he married Janice Barham of Piedmont and started a family.

In the mid-1950s he began a new career as a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and the family moved to Alamo. Following retirement, he moved to Davis in 1988.

As an avid skier and hiker, he was very active in Sierra Club activities. He helped design and construct an extension to Clair Tappan Lodge and Peter Grubb and White Rock Lake Emergency Huts.

He was active in environmental planning in Contra Costa County and supported numerous environmental causes. He was also interested in international affairs and for many years led the Great Decisions discussion group for the Foreign Policy Association.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice B. Cramer; two sons, Randall Cramer and his wife Carol of Washington, D.C., and James Cramer and his wife Helen Roland of Davis; three grandchildren, Christopher Cramer, Caryn Cramer and Rebecca Cramer; and nephews and niece, John Weir, Bob Weir and Wendy Weir.

In lieu of a funeral or memorial service, friends are asked to make donations to Union of Concerned Scientists, P.O. Box 9105, Cambridge, MA 02238-9105.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of June 4, 2000.)

CRAMPTON

Beecher Crampton

Beecher Crampton died in his Davis home Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at age 84.

Born July 15, 1918, in Kankakee, Ill., Mr. Crampton was the son of the late Charles and Carrie Crampton. He moved to California in 1922. He received his associate degree at Modesto Junior College in 1938, his bachelor of arts degree in 1941 and master of arts degree in 1951 at UC Berkeley. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He was in the nursery and gift store business from 1945 to 1949. He began his long career in education at Reedley College in 1951 to 1952 then taught at UC Davis from 1952 to 1984 when he retired. He was curator of the herbarium and taught agronomy and range science for 1952 to 1982, was a herbarium botanist, from 1952 to 1960, lecturer from 1960 to 1970, senior lecturer from 1970 to 1983 and professor in 1984, professor emeritus in 1984. He received numerous awards during his career which include, Committee Arts and Lecturer (Flora of Sacramento Valley) in 1975, distinguished academic lecturer in 1979, in 1987 the UC Regents designated the Beecher Crampton Herbarium. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the California Botanical Society, American Society of Range Management and was a long standing member of many committees associated with his work.

Mr. Crampton is survived by his wife, Veronica Crampton of Davis; daughters, Vivien Joan Crampton of Newcastle, Barbara Ann Thomen of Boulder Creek, and Rita Catherine Mary Crampton of Elk Grove; sons, Paul Beecher Crampton of Tracy, Gregory Stuart Crampton and Mark Anthony Crampton, both of Eugene, Ore. Also surviving him are 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass is scheduled at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. James Catholic Church in Davis.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 14, 2002.)

CRAMPTON

Veronica Crampton

Veronica Crampton died July 11, 2004, in Dixon. She was 81.

She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Manchester, England, to Adam and Margaret Mullineaux. She served in the WAAF (Royal Air Force) during World War II. While serving in the war, she met Beecher Crampton in the 8th Air Force in 1943. They were married April 15, 1944, in Manchester, England.

She had been a Davis resident since 1953 before moving to the care home in Dixon. She was a member of the St. James Parish and with her husband was president of the local Mr. and Mrs. Club and later held statewide office in that organization. She was a member of the Catholic Ladies and served in the Rogers Store Heart Association.

She was employed for 25 years at UC Davis in food science and technology. She became an expert in processing olives for canning. She retired in 1988.

She was an active bridge player, seamstress and designer of clothes, and most importantly a homemaker, bearing and raising six children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Beecher, in August 2002, and her parents, Adam and Margaret Mullineaux.

She is survived by her children, Vivien Cramption of Fair Oaks, Paul Cramption of Tracy, Gregory Crampton of Eugene, Ore., Barbara Thomen of Los Banos, Rita Crampton of Sacramento and Mark Crampton of Eugene, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday, also at St. James. Burial will be private.

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

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 13, 2004.)

CRANDALL

Arlynne Therese Crandall

Arlynne Therese Crandall died in Davis on Nov. 12, 2005, while riding her bicycle on a West Davis greenbelt. She was 39.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Davis High School Performing Arts Center, 315 W. 14th St. The public is welcome.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1966, in Houston, Texas, the youngest of nine children. A year later, she moved to Missoula, Mont., and at the age of 10 moved to Santa Rosa, where she graduated from Ursuline High School in 1985.

She loved athletics and participated in numerous sports throughout her lifetime. Her love for basketball began in the fourth grade, when she joined an all-boys team. Shen she was a freshman in high school, standing 5-foot-2, she started on the varsity team and scored 126 points that year.

She fell ill with cancer in her sophomore year, lost a lung and lost the ability to do many of the things she loved. Her strong will, determination and good health care pulled her through.

She attended San Diego State University, San Francisco State University and graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in education.

She was hired at Davis High School in 2002 to teach photography and art history.

She loved her job and her students; “it was her life,” her family said. “In the few short years that she taught she had accomplished much.”

She chaired the DHS art department, was a Pathways co-coordinator and advised the senior class. She also loved golf, swimming, tennis, Rollerblading, football, soccer, writing, poetry, museums and all forms of art. She also made annual summer visits to Montana to visit family and enjoy the outdoors.

She never had children of her own, but took a passionate interest in her 21 nieces and nephews, following their sports, academics, music and personal lives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Ann Crandall, and her infant brother Arthur.

She is survived by her father, Arthur Vondal Crandall of Kalispell, Mont., and her siblings, Michelle Dauenhauer, Roxanne Baker, Bill Crandall, Rob Crandall, Mimi Lampert, Beth Rotteveel and Yvonne Petrunin, as well as her nieces and nephews, Joey, Sam, Nick, Breanna, Becky, Rob, Jayme, Lindsay, Lauren, Kyle, Corey, Amanda, Sarah, Hannah, Brian, Yvonne, Rachel, Marc, Hans, Dmitri and Kira.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Arlynne Crandall Memorial Fund, c/o Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., Davis, CA 95616, attn: Patty Smith.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 16, 2005.)

CRANE

Beverly Dorothea Walker Crane

Beverly Dorothea Walker Crane died on Dec. 21, 2002, at Sierra Healthcare in Davis. Born on Aug. 26, 1927, in Great Falls, Mont., she was 75 years old.

A buyer and manager of Discoveries gift shop, she lived in Yolo County for 36 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Philip Crane and son Peter Crane.

She is survived by daughter Andrea Diane Crane and her partner Jeff Woodhead; daughter-in-law Kathy Crane; grandchildren Erin and Ryan Crane; sister Correan Cushman; sister-in-law Phyllis Walker; nieces and nephews.

She will be cremated and her ashes interred at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 27, 2002.)

CRANSTON

George Eldon Cranston

George Eldon Cranston, Dec. 28, 1924 - July 21, 2002. Eldon passed away peacefully and quietly in Mt. Shasta where he resided. His wife and family were all at his side. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Giguiere Cranston and their children, Jane Cranston Leonard, Barbara Cranston Ross and George Thomas Cranston and son- in- laws, Dr. Stephen Leonard and Michael D. Ross. He so loved his grandchildren, Stephen Leonard Jr., Nancy Leonard, Nathan Ross, Adam Ross, Christine Ross and Patrick Ross. Eldon was the brother of Dorothy Dorsey of Woodland and the Uncle of Gary Waldeck, Steve Waldeck, Connie Beard, Joan Waldeck and John Richard Waldeck. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Alice Giguiere Joens and niece Charl Lee Joens of Mt. Shasta.

Eldon was raised in Woodland and was the owner of Cranston Brothers until 1988. Eldon and Nancy moved to Mt. Shasta in 1989 where they have enjoyed their beautiful home, family and friends.

All who knew and loved him will cherish his incredible personality, sense of humor, generosity and his love of music, forever.

He was laid to rest at a private family ceremony.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 24, 2002.)

CRANSTON

J. H. Cranston

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Bee," Tuesday, February 18, 1919

CAPAY VALLEY SETTLER DIES

ESPARTO (Yolo Co.), February 18, 1919 -

J. H. CRANSTON, who died at his farm in Brooks district, was on of the settlers of the section of Yolo county.

He came to California when a young man, making the trip from Sacramento to Davis in a rowboat and on a handcar, going from there with buckboard and mules to Capay Valley, where he had since resided.

(Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

CRAWFORD

Gladys Charlene Crawford

Gladys Charlene Crawford died at her son's home on Saturday, Feb. 18 at age 69.

Mrs. Crawford was born March 8, 1936 in Coalinga. He had been a resident of Yolo County for 13 years. She was raised in the Santa Maria area. She spent many years as a telephone company employee and later as a nurse's assistant. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and volunteer at Community Services.

Survivors include Mrs. Crawford's sons, Perry Crawford and his wife Denise of Woodland and David Crawford of Brigham City, Utah; and her grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley and Samantha Crawford of Woodland and Kyle and Robert Crawford of Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Gene Crawford and her son, Robert Crawford.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 29 Elliot St., Woodland. A private family inurnment service will take place at a later date at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CRAWFORD

Hattie Irene Crawford

Hattie Irene Crawford died Feb. 21, 2006, of natural causes at the age of 92. A Dixon resident for 66 years, she was the city's Citizen of the Year in 1996.

A public viewing is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 569 N. First St. in Dixon. A service begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dixon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cathy Morris officiating. Private family burial is on Monday at Dixon Cemetery.

Born Aug. 17, 1913, in Oil Trough, Ark., to Ed and Nova (Patterson) Palsey, she was raised in Arkansas and attended school in Pleasant Plains. She married Ray Everett Crawford Sr. in Fairfield and they spent their early married years in Vacaville before moving to Dixon in December of 1944. She lived in Dixon until March of 2005, when she moved to The Californian in Woodland. She lived at Sierra Healthcare Center in Davis at the time of her death.

She spent most of her life in the food service field. She was a well-known caterer, and over the years baked pies at the Milk Farm Restaurant, operated the restaurant at the Dixon Livestock Yard, catered meals for the weekly Rotary and Lions Club meetings, cooked for the Head Start Program, and catered weddings and many other events in Dixon. She became known for her famous lemon pies. She was asked at numerous fund-raisers to donate lemon pies to be auctioned off for up to $150. She won stacks of blue ribbons at the Dixon May Fair for her cooking.

She was one of Dixon's leading residents for more than 60 years. She was active in her church and in many community organizations, which led to her selection as Citizen of the Year in 1996. When she died, she was the longest-standing member of the Dixon Methodist Church. She served on the church board and other leadership positions. For years, she was head chef for the annual Harvest Dinner and Christmas Bazaar. She also chaired the annual church food booth at the May Fair for many years, as well as the church's entry in the flower garden booth. She was a founding member of the Wednesday Evening Circle, a Christian women's group.

Along with her late husband, Ray, she helped organize the local Moose Lodge and was its first senior regent. She received the highest award offered in a local chapter, the College of Regents Degree. She also received the Co-Worker of the Year Award from Mooseheart, Ill. She was also an active member of the Rebekah Lodge and served as Noble Grand and was a member of the Past Noble Grand Club. She was active in the Dixon Senior Citizens' organization, serving on its board of directors and advisory board for the city of Dixon. She cooked and delivered meals to Dixon seniors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Everett Crawford Sr.; and two brothers, Bill and Tom Palsey.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Faye LeClair of Davis; Dr. Ray Jr. and Dianne Crawford of Klamath Falls, Ore.; Sam and Mary Crawford of Woodland; two sisters, Christine Klinge of Davis and Luella Guaydacan of Dixon; grandchildren and their spouses: Shelley and Chris Simas; Lance LeClair; Terri and Joe La Brie; Bret and Nikki Crawford; Ed and Katie Renick; Angie and Jake Hayes; Anna Renick; and 24 grandchildren: Caprice Clyde, Casey Clyde, Traci La Brie, Erinne La Brie, Tyler La Brie, Danielle La Brie, Austin Crawford, Mason Crawford, Tatijana Crawford, Henry Crawford, K.C. Morrow Jr., Holli Morrow, Bayli Morrow, Lyndsi Morrow, Ashley Morrow, Ryann Morrow, Brodie Crawford, Jonah Crawford, Graysen Crawford, Ginnoah Renick, O'Mallie Renick, Indianna Hayes, Finneas Hayes and Attikus Hayes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dixon Methodist Church in her name.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 24, 2006.)

CRAWFORD

Gene Arthur Crawford

Gene Arthur Crawford died following an illness in her Woodland home with his family by his side Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at age 65.

Born Jan. 10, 1927, in Springfield, Mo., Mr. Crawford had been a Yolo County resident for eight years.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife of 38 years, Charlene Crawford; sons, David Crawford of Brigham City, Utah, Perry Crawford and wife Denise of Woodland; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley and Samantha Crawford of Woodland and Kyle and Robert Crawford of Utah.

He was preceded in death by her son, Robert Crawford.

Cremation has taken place at his request.

Interment will be at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo at a later date.

A celebration of life will take place at his son's house on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The family requests memorials be directed to Kaiser Hospice in his behalf.

North Sacramento Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 24, 2002.)

CRAWFORD

Hattie Irene Crawford

Hattie Irene Crawford died at Sierra Health Care Center in Davis on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at age 92.

Mrs. Crawford was born Aug. 17, 1913 in Oil Trough, Ark. to Ed and Nova (Patterson) Pasley. She had been a Yolo County resident for one year and a Dixon resident for 61 years. She worked as a caterer, baked pies at the Milk Farm Restaurant; operated the Dixon Livestock Yard restaurant; catered meals for the Rotary and Lions clubs, weddings and food events in Dixon; cooked and delivered meals to Dixon seniors and the Head Start Program. She won blue ribbons for her cooking at the Dixon May Fair. She was selected as Dixon's Citizen of the Year in 1996. When she died, she was the longest standing member of the Dixon Methodist Church. She also served on the church's board, was head chef for the annual Harvest Dinner and Christmas Bazaar, and chairwoman for food and garden booths at the May Fair. She was a founding member of the Wednesday Evening Circle, a Christian Woman's group. With her husband she organized the Moose Lodge and was their first Senior Regent, receiving the College of Regents Degree. She also received the Co-Worker of the Year Award from Mooseheart, Ill. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and served as Noble Grand, thus becoming a member of the Past Noble Grand Club. She also served on the Dixon Senior Citizens board of directors and advisory board for the city of Dixon.

Survivors include Mrs. Crawford's children, Faye LeClair of Davis, Ray Crawford Jr. and his wife Dianne of Klamath Falls, Ore., Sam Crawford and his wife Mary of Woodland; her grandchildren, Shelley Simas and her husband Chris; Lance LeClair; Terri La Brie and her husband Joe; Bret Crawford and his wife Nikki; Bart Crawford and his wife Megan, Traci Morrow and her husband K.C.; Brad Crawford and his wife Alisha; Ed Renick and his wife Katie; Angie Hayes and her husband Jake and Anna Renick; 24 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Christine Klinge of Davis and Luella Guaydacan of Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Everett Crawford Sr.; her parents; and her brothers, Bill and Tom Pasley.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Crawford's name be directed to the Dixon Methodist Church.

Services: Viewing is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 569 First St., Dixon. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Dixon United Methodist Church, officiated by Reverend Cathy Morris. Interment will be private at the Dixon Cemetery. Carpenter's Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CREAMER

John Laurence Creamer

John Laurence Creamer died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at age 63.

Born Aug. 26, 1940, in Woodland, Mr. Creamer graduated from Esparto High School. He was a member of Operating Engineers for 35 years as manager of an asphalt plant. He retired eight years ago.

Survivors include his wife Ruschalle Creamer; sons, Greg Creamer and wife Lynne and John Creamer, all of Winters; grandchildren, Ryan, Matthew, John Cody, Gregory, Michelle, Meghan, Monica, Mallory, Jessica and Jenna Creamer, all of Winters; great-grandson, Chris Creamer of Winters; mother, Gertrude Milton of Esparto; brothers, Ken Creamer of Esparto and Terry Creamer of Rainier, Ore.; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Creamer; daughter, Kimberly Creamer and brother, Frankie Creamer.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Capay Cemetery, Esparto.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 8, 2004.)

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(The following is extracted of an article about the car accident in which Mr. Creamer lost his life.)

John Creamer was driving a 1996 Saturn on Thursday, June 3, in which there was a head-on collision. "The accident occurred around 2:20 p.m. on County Road 31 (Russell Boulevard) just east of Interstate 505. Creamer was traveling westbound at 55 mph...He crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, crashing onto a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Catherine Regina Hoover, 63, of Winters...." Mr. Creamer was taken to the UC Davis Medical center by LifeFlight helicopter where he died at 5:12 p.m.

(The article was taken from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 10, 2004, page 1.)

CREAMER

Julia "Judy" Wager Creamer

Julia "Judy" Wager Creamer died in her home in Esparto, Monday, Aug. 9 at age 57.

Mrs. Creamer was born Nov. 17, 1946 in Chico. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Creamer Sr. of Esparto, ex-husband Rodney Mays of Chico, daughters Tina Mays Mace of Woodland, and Thelma Mays Patterson of Chico. She is also survived by her brother Mike Wagoner of Indiana, sister Darlene Brown of Oroville, grandsons Billy Patterson Jr. of Chico, James Linder of Oklahoma, granddaughter Roxanne Linder Crawford of Idaho and great-granddaughter Roxanne Marie Linder of Oklahoma City, Okla. She is also survived by several step-children, step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services: A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse of Country Villa Mobile Estates, 26262 County Rd. 21 A, Esparto. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CREAMER

Kimberly Ann Creamer

Kimberly Ann Creamer died in Sacramento on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at age 41.

Born Dec. 23, 1961, in Fairfield, Ms. Creamer had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. She graduated from Vacaville High School. She worked for the U.S. Post Office as a rural mail carrier.

Survivors include her sons, Ryan Creamer of Vacaville and Matthew Creamer of Winters; parents, John and Ruschalle (Davis) Creamer of Winters; brothers, Gregory Creamer and wife Lynn and John Creamer, all of Winters; numerous aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews.

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

Services: A graveside committal service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Capay Cemetery, Esparto.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 24, 2003.)

CRENSHAW

George L. Crenshaw

George L. Crenshaw, DVM passed away at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, Ca. on Monday, May 19, 2003, due to Parkinson's Disease and Pneumonia. He was 81 years old. He was born in Escondido, Ca. on Nov. 3, 1921 to George and Gretchen (Huffman) Crenshaw, both of whom predecease him.

Dr. Crenshaw graduated from Escondido High School in 1939. He then attended California Polytechnic College from 1941 to 1943. After graduating he then joined the United States Coast Guard in late 1943 and then transferred to the U.S. Navy, joining the V5 program at St. Olaf's College, Northfield Minnesota. Upon the completion of his service he continued his studies at Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, graduating with honors in 1950.

He was a practicing veterinarian first in Chowchilla and then in the Marysville/Orland area until the end of 1952. Deciding to go into the research field he worked for Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Michigan from 1953 to 1955. Returning to Orland, Ca. in 1955, Dr. Crenshaw opened a Veterinary Hospital from which he served the citizens of the area. He became an extension Veterinarian for the UC Davis teaching hospital from 1964 to 1973. Dr. Crenshaw returned to his private practice, and consulting in 1973. He was an avid fly fisherman and gardener.

Dr. Crenshaw is survived by his wife Nancy (Porch) Crenshaw and a son, James Crenshaw and wife Cynthia, all of Woodland; a daughter, Gretchen Adams of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandson, Justin Washabaugh and wife Jennifer of Brookings, Ore., grandsons, David and William Crenshaw of Woodland, Ryan Adams of Chico; great-granddaughter, Rachel Lee Washabaugh, a sister, Martha Verdugo and husband Ted of Escondido, and his cousin, Betty (Stewart) Ford of Portland, Ore.

No services are scheduled at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled by his family at a later date. Donations in memory of Dr. George Crenshaw may be..."

(A photograph of Dr. Crenshaw is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, May 30, 2003.)

CRESPO

Fernando "Fred" Crespo

Services Friday for Fred Crespo

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville for Fernando "Fred" Crespo, 67, who died Mach 22, 1992 in his Vacaville home after a long illness.

Rev. Jay Constant of the Winters Freewill Baptist Church will officiate, and the interment will follow in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.

A native of San Jose, Crespo was born November 14, 1924. He was a veteran of World War II and a construction worker, employed by D. D. Altamet and Gordon Ball Co.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Mary Puerta Crespo of Vacaville; a son, Robert of Vacaville; grandchildren, Eric, Natasha, Crustal and Robert, all of Vacaville; and a brother, John of Winters. (The article is cut off at the point. I do not know if there was any more to the article.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 26, 1992.)

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