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CRIDER, Sr.

Edward O. Crider, Sr.

Edward Oliver Crider Sr. died Feb. 5, 2001, in his Esparto residence. Born Dec. 16, 1927, to James and Agnes Crider of Kerrville, Texas, he was 73.

He was a resident of Yolo County for 48 years. He was employed by Caltrans for 27 years, retiring in 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Tarama, an aircraft carrier, during World War II. He lived in Kerrville, Texas, before moving to Esparto in 1952.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7143 and was a member of the Esparto Volunteer Fire Department for many years, serving as honorary chaplain. He served as the chairman of the Esparto community blood drive for more than 20 years. He was a member and deacon of the Esparto Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Long Crider of Esparto; his children, Diana Johnston of Sacramento, Edward Crider Jr. of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Cayce Pereira and her husband Lynn of Woodland, Richard Crider and his wife Brenda of Esparto, Jo Denning and her husband Woodie of Antelope, Bill Crider and his wife Yvonne of Sacramento, and Lisa Crider-Howell of Esparto.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Edward Whitfield of Livermore; Robin Souza and her husband Manny of Woodland; Brandon Crider of Sante Fe, N.M.; Adrienne Crider of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Stephen Rupp, and Domonique, Mary and Michael Pereira of Woodland; John, T.J. Joseph and Kamie Crider of Esparto; Andrew Corvino of Sacramento; Seth Crider of Sacramento; and Anthony, Christopher, Nicholas Crider-Howell of Esparto.

He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Shayne and Haley Souza and Aly-Jo Corvino; a sister, Minnie Pember of Bandera, Texas; three brothers, Wylie, Robert and Clarence Crider of Kerrville, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Amos and Roy Crider, and three sisters, Nancy Sherman, Leliah V. Roberts and Elizabeth Klein, all of Texas.

Visitation will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at McNary's Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Capay Cemetery, with Pastor Eldon Wilson officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Esparto Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Esparto; New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland; The Gideons International, P.O. Box 773, Woodland CA 95776; or the Esparto Regional Library.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 7, 2001.)

CRIPPEN

Robert Earl Crippen

Robert Earl Crippen died in Sparks, Nev. Monday, Dec. 27 at age 82.

Mr. Crippen was born in Burbank July 3, 1922 to the late Calvin Crippen and the late Edith McKee Kraft. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during W.W. II in Europe. After the war, he graduated from University of Oregon. He was a retired architect and musician, with businesses in Woodland and Truckee, and also managed a ski area in the 1970s. He was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors include Mr. Crippen's daughters, Carol Johndrow and her husband Dan of Redwood City, Janet Robinson and her husband Kevin of Visalia, Kathleen First and her husband Tom of Gold River; his son, James Crippen and wife Sandra of Sparks, Nev.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Merritt Crippen and his brothers, Ross and Clyde.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Crippen's name be made to the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, Ill. 60523-8842

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Trinity Cathedral Church, 2620 Capital Ave., Sacramento. A reception will follow, location to be announced. Cremation will be in Sparks, Nev. Ross, Burke & Knobel Sparks Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 01, 2005.)

CRIPPS

George W. Cripps

(The following obituary is from the "Sacramento Union," July 30, 1912, pt 3. The obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose and place on the Norcal email list on November 7, 2003.)

George W. Cripps

FIREMAN DIES FROM INJURIES

George Cripps, Who Was Run Over Saturday, Expires in a Woodland Hospital. WINTERS (Yolo Co.), July 29, 1912 -

George W. Cripps, fireman of the extra freight between Elmira and Esparto, who was run over by a freight car Saturday afternoon, died in the railroad hospital yesterday in San Francisco. He is survived by a wife and child, who live in Elmira, a mother in Suisun. Cripps was about 30 years of age and had been in the employ of the Southern Pacific about eight years.

He was boarding the train while it was in motion. He lost his footing and fell under the car. He managed to draw a part of his body from beneath the car, but the trucks passed over his right shoulder, crushing him badly.

(Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family. Also note that there appears to be a discrepancy in the place of Mr. Cripps' death in the above article.)

CRISTE

Rosalind Galvez Criste

Rosalind Galvez Criste died Feb. 8, 2001, in the Aldersons Convalescent Hospital. Born to Pedro and Maria Galvez in Roseville on March 1, 1920, she was 80 years old.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 59 years. She graduated from Roseville High School. She attended U.C. Berkeley, Heald's Business College and received her degree from Sacramento City College. She was a homemaker and also a licensed vocational nurse working at Yolo General Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital from 1967 to 1981.

A devoted Catholic, she was a member of the Holy Rosary Church, Holy Rosary School Mothers Club and the Young Ladies Institute. She was also a member of the Town and Country Club, Thursday Club and the Yolo 4-H Club where she taught sewing and cooking. She volunteered for the March of Dimes and the Red Cross.

She is survived by her children, Richard "Dick" Criste and wife Gloria of Sacramento; Rosemarie Blixen and husband Jan of Woodland; and John Criste, also of Woodland. Also, by her brothers, Arsenior Credo and his wife Chris of Seattle, Wash.; Ferd Galvez and wife Sue of Auburn and Richard Galvez and wife Lynn of Fremont. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John Eric Blixen, Michele Preciado, James and Steven Criste, all of Woodland; Barry Criste of Sacramento and Tanya of Dayton, Ohio; as well as nine great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Criste; brothers, Albert Credo and Pete Galvez; and sisters, Evelyn Galvez and Eleanor Olamit.

A vigil will be held Monday at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 11, 2001.)

CRITES

Jeanette Lavender Crites (1st of 2 obituaries)

Jeanette Lavender Crites was born Sept. 30, 1934 in French Camp. The family moved to Woodland in the early '40s.

She married Lee Crites and they were happily married for 53 1/2 years. They moved to Carmichael and upon their retirement from the State of California, where she worked as a supervisor for 20 years, they moved to their property in Silver Springs, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mabel and Leo Lavender. Her parents owned and operated Lavender's Market, located where Cracchiolo's Market is now located.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, their three sons, Jerry, Michael and Patrick; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Brett, Taylor, Weston, Kelly, Kevin and two great-grandchildren.

She was active in their Silver Springs church, rock hound groups and volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center. She loved her friends. If you ever met her, you would say she was vivacious! She did lovely crafts and oil paintings.

She and Lee loved to migrate to Quartzsite, Ariz. every winter. They were preparing to leave for Arizona the morning that her life was cut short with an unexpected heart attack.

She was happy and content. We will love and remember her exactly that way! Jeanette's life will be celebrated at a memorial service to be held at the Woodland Christian Center, 441 California St., 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 06, 2004.)

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Jeanette Lavender Crites (1934-2004) (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Jeanette Lavender Crites died in Silver Springs, Nev., Sunday, Oct. 31 at age 70.

Mrs. Crites was born Sept. 30, 1934 in French Camp. She had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years and had attended Woodland High School. She worked as a supervisor for the State of California for 20 years. After retirement, she was active in her Silver Springs church, rock hound groups and volunteered at the senior citizen center.

Survivor include Mrs. Crites' husband of 53 1/2 years, Lee Crites, also of Silver Springs; her sons, Jerry, Michael and Patrick; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Brett, Taylor, Weston, Kelly, Kevin and her two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mabel and Leo Lavender.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Woodland Christian Center, 441 California St.

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

CROLL

Mary J. (Weiss) Croll

Mary J. (Weiss) Croll died at her home in Zamora on Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 92. A life-long resident of Zamora, Mrs. Croll was born on Nov. 11, 1912 to Joe and Rosie (Horgan) Weiss at their family home four miles west of Zamora. Her parents were also born and lived their life in Yolo County. Mrs. Croll attended Willow Spring School four years and after moving to the new farm near County Road 19, attended Clover School through 8th grade. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1931. On Oct. 19, 1935, in Winters, she married August E. Croll, also born and raised in Zamora. They built their home in Zamora where they lived for 16 years until moving to their new home one mile west of Zamora. They were married 54 years at the time of her husband's death in December 1989. Mrs. Croll spent her life loving and taking care of her family, as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, totally involved with all family members until the end. Their home was always the center for every holiday and family function. Mrs. Croll is survived by her five children, James Croll and wife Marilyn, August Croll Jr. and wife Janice and Lois Cristler-Harrison of Zamora; Kay Carter and husband Bill of Woodland and Dawn Goodall and husband Derek of England; 17 grandchildren; Carrie Goodall, Billy Goodall and wife Janet, Matthew Goodall, all of England, Danny Goodall of New York, Jessica Goodall of Woodland, Kirsten Givens and husband Ron of Sacramento, Jeannene Jew and husband Brian of Roseville, Janey Wood and husband Bryan of Colorado, Mike Cristler and wife Roberta and Tony Cristler of Zamora, Hattie Souza and husband Joe and Joe Cristler and wife Becki of Woodland, Annie Doyle and husband Richard of Arbuckle, Ken Carter and wife Lori and Mary Castaneda and husband Tim of Woodland, Kimberly Brinsen and husband Joey of Georgia and Tiffany Delgado and husband Gilbert of Brentwood; 21 great-grandchildren, Oliver and Emma Goodall, Jesse and Joshua Givens, Kelly, Ryan and Logan Jew, Cassidy Wood, Sterling and David Cristler, Cole and Bridget Souza, Bradley and Ashley Cristler, Anastasia and Shane Doyle, Tristan and Matthew Castaneda, Ian and Zachery Brinsen and Ethan Delgado and numerous other extended family members. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Croll was preceded in death by her baby brothers, Raymond and Johnny Weiss; granddaughter, Kathryn; and great-grandson, Joseph Cristler Jr.

Visitation is scheduled at Kraft Bros. Chapel 175 Second St., Woodland on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Deacon Ed Kull will officiate. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at Mary's Chapel, Yolo, with Deacon Ed Kull doing the graveside committal services. Memorial donations in Mrs. Croll's memory may be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kraft Bros. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors 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," Wednesday, September 21, 2005.)

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Mary J. (Weiss) Croll (2nd of 2 obits.)

Mary J. (Weiss) Croll died at her home in Zamora on Thursday, Sept. 15 at age 92.

Mrs. Croll was born Nov. 11, 1912 to Joe and Rosie (Horgan) Weiss at their family home four miles west of Zamora. She was a life-long resident of Zamora. She attended Willow Spring School four years and later attended Clover School through 8th grade. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1931. She was a wife, mother and homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Croll's children, James Croll and his wife Marilyn, August Croll Jr. and his wife Janice and Lois Cristler-Harrison of Zamora; Kay Carter and her husband Bill of Woodland and Dawn Goodall and her husband Derek of England; her grandchildren; Carrie Goodall, Billy Goodall and his wife Janet, Matthew Goodall, all of England, Danny Goodall of New York, Jessica Goodall of Woodland, Kirsten Givens and her husband Ron of Sacramento, Jeannene Jew and her husband Brian of Roseville, Janey Wood and her husband Bryan of Colorado, Mike Cristler and his wife Roberta and Tony Cristler of Zamora, Hattie Souza and her husband Joe and Joe Cristler and his wife Becki of Woodland, Annie Doyle and her husband Richard of Arbuckle, Ken Carter and his wife Lori and Mary Castaneda and her husband Tim of Woodland, Kimberly Brinsen and her husband Joey of Georgia and Tiffany Delgado and her husband Gilbert of Brentwood; her great-grandchildren, Oliver and Emma Goodall, Jesse and Joshua Givens, Kelly, Ryan and Logan Jew, Cassidy Wood, Sterling and David Cristler, Cole and Bridget Souza, Bradley and Ashley Cristler, Anastasia and Shane Doyle, Tristan and Matthew Castaneda, Ian and Zachery Brinsen and Ethan Delgado and numerous other extended family members. She was preceded in death by husband of 56 years, August E. Croll; her parents; her baby brothers, Raymond and Johnny Weiss; granddaughter, Kathryn and great-grandson, Joseph Cristler Jr.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Croll's name may be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Kraft Bros. Chapel 175 Second St., Woodland, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Deacon Ed Kull will officiate. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the Mass at Mary's Chapel, Yolo, with Deacon Ed Kull doing the graveside committal services. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 22, 2005.)

CROOK

Eunice Opal Crook

Eunice Opal Crook died Sept. 23, 2003, in Davis. She was 96.

Born Jan. 21, 1907, in El Dorado, Okla., she was raised in Childress, Texas. In 1943 she trained to be a civilian parachute packer at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. She worked as a parachute packer at McCord Air Force Base in Washington state, then at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento before retiring in 1977.

In 1977 she moved to Davis, where she was a member of First Southern Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edd Carroll Crook, her parents, John and Artie Wiman, and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by daughters Billie Jean Behymer and her husband Darrell of Davis and Sue Crook of Woodland, grandchildren Gregory Behymer of Santa Rosa and Cheryl Hale and her husband Harry of Kwajalein, the Marshall Islands. She is also survived by her sister Jayne Bedsow of Davis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service was held Sept. 29, 2003, at Sierra Hills Memorial Park in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 14, 2003.)

CROSS

Keith E. Cross

Keith Cross died at his home on Sept. 5, 2005, after courageously battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He was 70.

A memorial service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the family residence. A second memorial service will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery, in Sturgis, S.D., at a future date.

Born on Jan. 25, 1935, in Mitchell, S.D., to the late Bert and Bertha Cross, he served as airman first class in the U.S. Air Force until 1963. After his discharge, he worked for PG&E before opening A-1 Body Shop of Davis in 1967, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.

He was described as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, and a man of many talents.

After retirement, he pursued his passion for aviation when he began the restoration of a 1943 Beech 18 UC-45E. When diagnosed with ALS in 1999, his family and friends joined together to help him see his dream fulfilled with the completion and flight of the Beech. He always maintained a positive attitude and spirit for life, and was an inspiration to other ALS patients.

He was an active member and fire commissioner with the West Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Woodland Elks Lodge and member of the Davis Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cindy Lee; and his sister, Shirley Wolf.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Cross; daughter Cheryl Felsch and her husband David; and son Brian Cross and his wife Deirdre, all of Winters; his grandchildren, Tyler and Amy Cross, also of Winters, and Errol Felsch and his wife Michelle, of Orlando, Fla.

He is further survived by his sisters, Arlis Castle of Orange, Texas; and Loretta Knight and her husband Bernie of Sardis, Ohio; brother, Kenneth Cross and his wife Bev of Hemet; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Fritz.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his name be sent to the ALS Association of Greater Sacramento, 2717 Cottage Way, Suite 8, Sacramento, CA 95825; and Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 9, 2005.)

CROWDER

Arthur R. Crowder

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the James R. Garlick mortuary, Sacramento, for Arthur R. Crowder, Sr., Broderick resident for 10 years.

Mr. Crowder, a retired painter, died Wednesday afternoon in Yolo General hospital after a 10-day illness. He was 60.

Burial will be at Masonic Lawn Cemetery where Spanish-American war veterans will conduct rites.

Mr. Crowder is survived by his wife, Laura M. Crowder, and the following children, Clarence C. Crowder, Franklin B. Crowder, Arthur R. Crowder, Jr., Mrs. B. Honish and Mrs. Clara Mae Baham. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Charles Crowder, Broderick; Sam Crowder, Oregon; Mrs. Josie Ming, Broderick, and Mrs. Zella Morris, Oakland.

(The above obituary was taken from the Woodland “Daily Democrat,” July 12,1946. page 3. The obituary was submitted by Roger Richardson, email: Staceysmoose (@ symbol) aol.com)

CROWE

Kerry Dean Crowe

Kerry Dean Crowe was born in San Pablo, California, on October 29, 1964 and passed away June 2, 1999, in Winters, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 34.

Mr. Crowe was a 1982 graduate of Winters High School and served three years in the United States Coast Guard. He was attending Sacramento State University, majoring in computer science, and working part-time at UC Davis, as a research assistant. Kerry's passion was working with computers and he was always ready to help anyone who asked.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shirlyn and Jeff Jacobs of Winters; his father and stepmother, Patrick and Louann Crowe of Vallejo; sisters Torie David of Rio Linda, Kristin Justis of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Melissa Crowe of Vallejo; brothers, Kelly Crowe of Winters, Ray Jacobs of Crescent City, and Jason Crowe of Vallejo; grandmothers, Marie Daniels of Winters and Dorothy Jacobs of Prather; grandfather, W. R. Crowe of Lucern Valley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held in Woodland, at Kraft Brothers Funeral Home, on June 7, 1999 at 2:00 p.m., with a Military Honor Guard and officiated by Reverend Palmer Watson, pastor Emeritus, Macarthur Community Baptist Church, of San Pablo.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 10, 1999.)

CROWELL

Edward A. Crowell

Edward Alan Crowell of Davis died after a long illness on June 6, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 72.

He was born on July 25, 1929, near Joplin, Mo., in rural Jasper County. Born to Martin E. Crowell and Blanche Fisher Crowell, he was the youngest of nine children.

His father, a miner, died of black lung disease when Ed was only 2 years old. As a result, he was raised by his mother, who received much help from his older brothers and sisters.

He attended Enterprise school, a two-room, two-teacher school, for his first six years of education. The family then moved to Joplin, where he finished elementary school, high school and two years at Joplin Junior College.

In 1949, he and his mother moved to San Lorenzo to be near the other children of the family. He attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.

He spent the next two years in the Army and was stationed at Bethesda, Md., where he worked in a research laboratory. After being discharged at the end of the Korean War, he returned to the East Bay area and worked as a chemist.

In 1957, he came to Davis and started working at UC Davis in the department of enology and viticulture, where he continued to work for the next 31 years.

In 1961, he married Virginia Keith Nugent, and in 1973, he earned a master's degree in food science.

He was active in the Davis Lutheran Church and became a founding member of Our Faith Lutheran Church. He served in many offices there, including president of the congregation for several terms. He probably most enjoyed being part of the groundskeeping team with some other loyal "grass mowers."

He was also a member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture and was treasurer for several years.

He enjoyed children's sports events and coached a girls' softball team.

He was preceded in death by sisters Lavina Adams, Daris Pratto, Faye Mullinix and Laura Pierce.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; his daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Jason Dayne of Evergreen, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law Martin and Marilou Crowell of Rogue River, Ore.; and daughter and son-in-law Amy and Don McAllister of Santa Rosa. He is further survived by six grandchildren: Stephanie and Tony Coma, Lana Dayne, and Erin, Elise and Leigh McAllister.

He is also survived by his sister, Rosa Crowell; brother Eldy Crowell of Joplin; brother Barry Crowell of Bella Vista, Ark.; brother Bill Crowell of Fairfield and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave., Davis.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Building Fund at Our Faith Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 12, 2002

CROWN

Joseph W. Crown

Joseph W. Crown passed away on Monday, July 19, 1999, in Davis. He was born on July 26, 1920, in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was 78 years old.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Margaret, seven sons, two daughters, 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m., at the Church of Latter Day Saints Chapel, 435 Anderson Avenue, Winters.

Interment will be at Salt Lake Memorial Mausoleum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 22, 1999.)

CRUM

George Harold Crum

George Harold Crum passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 in his home in Winters. Mr. Crum was born March 6, 1918 in Berkeley. He and his family moved to Winters in 1924 where he attended Wolfskill School. Mr. Crum graduated from Davis High School in 1936. He graduated from UC Davis in 1941, then went on to UC Berkeley, where he received his teaching credentials.

Mr. Crum taught agriculture for one year in Paterson. He joined the US Navy in 1942, where he served as a Captain of a Destroyer Escort. After the war he returned to Winters and became a fruit and nut farmer for 40 years.

Mr. Crum was a member of the Winters Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Presbyterian Church, and he was president of the Freestone Peach Association. He also served on the Winters Join (sic) Unified School District's Board of Trustees. George wrote a column for the Winters Express "George Crum Sitting In." The column was based on experiences of the Three Crum brothers in the 1930s and 1940s.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Bailey Crum of Los Angeles.

Mr. Crum is survived by his wife of 56 years, Josephine Miller Crum. They were married in 1944. He is also survived by his son, Donald Crum, and his wife, Sarah of Paradise; son, Richard Crum, and his wife, Connie, of Winters; son, David Crum, and his wife, Linda of Chico; grandchildren, Jeffrey Crum of Paradise, Ron and Kristen Karlen, Josh and Lacie Benton, and Erritt and Stephanie Crum, all of Winters; great-grandson Kyle Karlen and great-granddaughter, Karissa Karlen, both of Winters. Mr. Crum is also survived by his brother, Robert Errett Crum, and his wife Gladys, of Carson City, Nevada.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Winters Cemetery.

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

CRUM

Janet Crum (1st of 2 obits.)

Janet Crum passed away peacefully at her home near Winters on Aug. 17, 2005 at the age of 80.

Janet was born in Woodland, where her great-grandfather, Joseph H. Harlan, had settled and farmed since 1863. She spent her early years in Woodland and Berkeley, graduating from UC Berkeley in 1946. Janet married her high school sweetheart, Albert N. Crum, in 1947. Together they raised four children. Janet was a consummate homemaker, sustaining her family as they lived in Oakland, Berkeley, New Orleans and Clayton, Calif.

Janet retired to the beloved Winters area farm of her grandparents, Joseph L. and Mabel S. Harlan, and parents, William A. and Helen Harlan Chick, in 1981. She cherished family get-togethers and enthusiastically shared family history. To honor her family heritage of farming in the Woodland area, Janet contributed to the Heidrick Ag History Center.

Janet was ever thoughtful, generous and unpretentious. Others delighted in her company as she so clearly did in theirs. She will be dearly missed.

Janet is survived by her husband of 58 years, Albert; son, Albert; daughters, Carol English, Liese Hunter and her husband Craig, and Marianne Moresi and her husband Bill; grandchildren, Justin Crum, Ryan and Christine Edwards, Keith Hunter, Billy and Joshua Moresi; and great-granddaughter, Jasmine Edwards. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Will English.

There will be no services, at Janet's request.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 28, 2005.)

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Janet Crum (2nd of 2 obits.)

Janet Crum died at her home near Winters Wednesday, Aug. 17 at age 80.

Mrs. Crum was born in Sept. 29, 1924 in Woodland to the late William A. and Helen Harlan Chick. In 1946 she graduated from UC Berkeley. She was a homemaker and mother. She retired in 1981 to the Winters area farm where her great-grandfather, Joseph H. Harlan, had settled and farmed since 1863. She also was a supporter of the Heidrick Ag History Center.

Survivors include Mrs. Crum's husband of 58 years, Albert; her daughters, Carol English, Liese Hunter and her husband Craig, and Marianne Moresi and her husband Bill; her son, Albert; her grandchildren, Justin Crum, Ryan and Christine Edwards, Keith Hunter, Billy and Joshua Moresi; and her great-granddaughter, Jasmine Edwards. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Will English; her parents; and her grandparents, Joseph L. and Mabel S. Harlan.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Crum, no services are scheduled. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CRUMPLEY

Margaret Roberta Crumpley

Margaret Roberta Crumpley entered into rest on Oct. 4, 2004. She and her twin brother, Clyde, were born on July 14, 1932 to Leah and Clyde Mann. She was raised and educated in Oakland, where she also became a baptized Christian.

In Sept. 1956, Margaret married Jimmie Crumpley, and they were blessed with two children, Jimmie Andrew and Cathleen Velma, who joined Sandra, a daughter from a previos (sic) marriage.

Margaret enjoyed many activities, but her favorite was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends were invited to attend memorial services on Friday, Oct. 8, at Inspiration Chapel and Napa Valley Memorial Park, 2382 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa.

The family requests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter, 657 Mission Street, Suite 603, San Francisco, CA 94105-4120.

Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 14, 2004.)

CUDD

Elizabeth Wood Cudd (1st obituary)

Elizabeth Wood Cudd died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at age 95.

Born Nov. 30, 1907, in Navasota, Texas, Mrs. Cudd was resident of Covell Gardens in Davis. She was the daughter of the late Solomon William Wood and Elizabeth Hurst Wood. She had been a Yolo County resident for six years and was a Texas resident for 89 years. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School and attended Texas State Teachers College.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen Voss; son, Bill; grandchildren, Susan Robertson of The Woodlands, Texas, Shelley Robertson of Zamora, Will Harris of Dallas, Texas, Lincoln Harris of College Station, Texas, Gage Harris of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lela Mead and husband Jeff of College Station, Texas, Ron Dwyer-Voss and wife Sue of Sacramento, and Susan Voss Rothmeier and husband Kris of Portland, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Kathryn Heimbach, Noah Dwyer-Voss, Sierra Dwyer-Voss, Henry Voss-Rothmeier, Evan Harris and Madelyn Mead. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Evan Harris, Royal Burnside and Jack Cudd; one sister and two brothers.

Memorials may be directed to Elizabeth Cudd Golf Scholarship, c/o Esparto High School, 17121 Yolo Ave., Esparto, 95627.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado St., Davis.

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

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Elizabeth Cudd (2nd obituary)

Elizabeth (Wood) Cudd died on Feb. 14, 2003. Born on Nov. 30, 1907, she was 95 years old.

She was a resident of Covell Gardens in Davis. Born in Navasota, Texas, to Solomon William Wood and Elizabeth Hurst Wood, she lived for 89 years in Texas before moving to California to be near her daughter. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School and attended Texas State Teachers College.

Her keen interests were reading Newsweek, golf, decorating and maintaining a classy wardrobe. Her love of friends and her sense of humor were with her until the end.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Evan Harris, Royal Burnside and Jack Cudd; her parents; a sister; and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen Harris Voss and her husband Ron of Esparto; and son, Bill Harris and his wife Mary Catherine of College Station, Texas.

Her greatest joys were her grandchildren, Susan Robertson of The Woodlands, Texas; Shelley Robertson of Zamora; Will Harris and his wife Laurie of Dallas, Texas; Lincoln Harris of College Station, Texas; Gage Harris of Fort Worth, Texas; Lela Mead and her husband Jeff of College Station, Texas; Ron Dwyer-Voss and his wife Sue of Sacramento; and Susan Voss-Rothmeier and her husband Kris of Portland, Ore.

Her great-grandchildren are Kathryn Heimbach, Noah Dwyer-Voss, Sierra Dwyer-Voss, Henry Voss-Rothmeier, Evan Harris and Madelyn Mead.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. In lieu of flowers, an Elizabeth Cudd Golf Scholarship has been established at Esparto High School, 17121 Yolo Ave., Esparto, CA 95627.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 7, 2003.)

CUELLAR

Joanne A. Cuellar

Mrs. Joanne A. Cuellar passed away on April 9 at the age of 96 in Vacaville. Mrs. Cuellar was born in Vacaville and worked as a homemaker for 65 years. She enjoyed cooking and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Winters. Mrs. Cuellar is survived by her sons Manuel Jr. Cuellar and his wife Patricia of Dayton, Nevada, Joseph E. Cuellar and his wife Josephine of Vacaville, and Paul Cuellar of Sacramento; as well as six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Manuel P. Cuellar, whom she married in Winters in 1935.

A Catholic Prayer Service, officiated by Father Michael McFadden at McCune Garden Chapel, was held on April 12 at 1 p.m. in Mrs. Cuellar’s memory. The service was followed by a burial in Vacaville’s Elmira Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 13, 2006.)

CUELLAR

Manuel P. Cuellar Sr.

Manuel P. Cuellar Sr. passed away on Dec. 26, 1999 in Davis. Born on Feb. 16, 1903 in Granada, Spain, he was 96 years old.

Mr. Cuellar was a resident of Winters for the last 30 years, and he was a former resident of Vacaville. He worked as a foreman at the DiGiorgio Fruit Corp. for 27 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joanne "Jennie" Altieri Cuellar of Winters; Children, Manual and Patricia Cuellar of Auburn, Joseph and Josephine Cuellar of Vacaville and Paul Cuellar of Sacramento; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Antoinette Spaner of Indiana and Lucille Maglio of California.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville. Interment took place at the Vacaville Elmira Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 30, 1999.)

CUEVAS

Maria Guadalupe Cuevas

Maria Guadalupe Cuevas died in Indio, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at age 55.

Born Oct. 10, 1947, in Pharr, Texas, Mrs. Cuevas had been a Yolo County resident for 26 years. She was a school bus driver.

Survivors include her sons, Juan Martin Cuevas of Vacaville, Luis Martin Cuevas of Moreno Valley, David Cuevas, also of Moreno Valley, and Tomas Cuevas of Indio; sisters, Connie Martin of Washington, Linda Schaupp of Woodland, and Annie Fox of Everett, Wash.; brothers, Ramiro Santillan of Woodland, Carlos Santillan of Esparto, Ruben Santillan of Seaside and Joe Santillan of Woodland; mother, Juanita Santillan, also of Woodland; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials be directed to Casillas Family Funeral Home of Coachella, (760) 398-1536, which is also assisting the family with arrangements.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Casillas Family Funeral Home of Coachella.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 21, 2003.)

CULLEY

Lizella Ruth Culley

Lizella Ruth Culley died in Jefferson Manor in the Dallas, Ore. Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at age 90.

Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Elk City, Okla., Mrs. Culley was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha Fender. She was a Woodland resident for 48 years and attended the First Baptist Church. Some people known her as Zella. She moved to Dallas on March 29, 1997 to live with her daughter and son-in-law until she became a resident at Jefferson Manor in Sept. of 2001. She married her husband in Kansas. They made their first home in Osage City, Kan., where their first son was born. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where their daughter and two other sons were born. According to her family members, "she enjoyed her church activities. She also enjoyed her home and family."

Mrs. Culley is survived by her children, Keith Culley of Monmouth, Ore., Glenna Davis of Dallas, Ore, Gary Culley of Port Orford, Ore., and Larry Culley of Coquille, Ore.; sister, Bonnie Woods of Sacramento; brothers, Floyd and Richard Fender of Garden Grove; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Culley; and her sister.

A funeral service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the First Baptist Church in Woodland. Visitation will be held at the Dallas Mortuary Chapel in Dallas, Ore.

Dallas Mortuary Chapel of the Dallas, Ore. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 14, 2002.)

CULLIVAN

John Cullivan

John Cullivan dies at 83

John Cullivan died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1991. A native of Sacramento, he was 83 years of age.

Mr. Cullivan was a prison guard for the State of California penal system for 20 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Donaldson of Winters; sons, Jim Cullivan of Sacramento; and Dennis Cullivan of North Carolina; granddaughters, Heather Washborn of Vacaville, Stephanie Cullivan of Alaska, Dawn Manas of Winters, and Jennifer Cullivan of Woodland; and grandson, Dennis Donaldson of Okinawa.

A private memorial service will be held in Winters.

Kraft Bros. is in charge of the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 21, 1991.)

CULTON

Carroll S. Culton

Services held for Carroll Culton

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Carroll Sharshel Culton, 99, in the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Winters Cemetery.

Mr. Culton died Sunday, December 20, in Sacramento. A native of Winters, he was born June 21, 1888, the son of Rev. and Mrs. H.C. Culton. Carroll was the last of nine children born to the Cultons.

He is survived by his son, C. Sharshel Culton Jr., a retired Sacramento teacher; a daughter, Mary Culton Keep of Woodburn, Oregon; a son in-law, Ralph L. Keep; a daughter in-law, Bertha C. Culton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, the late Bernice Edwards Culton, preceded him in death.

A veteran of World War I, Culton worked for the City of Sacramento as chief cashier prior to his retirement.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 24, 1987.)

CULTON

Carroll S. (Sarshel) Culton, Jr.

Carroll S. (Sarshel) Culton, Jr., passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, in Sacramento, after a short bout with acute myelocytic leukemia. Born on May 23, 1922, he was 83 years old.

A third generation Californian, he was the oldest child of Carroll S. Culton, Sr. and Mary Bernice (Edwards) Culton. He was raised in Winters, Yolo County and lived in California all his life, the last 53 years in Sacramento. He graduated from Winters High School in 1940, and attended Sacramento City College. During World War II, he served as a civilian employee at Mather AFB, rigging and outfitting the B-25 bombers that participated in the famous Gen. Jimmy Doolittle raid. Later he worked in the hospital helping recovering veterans with occupational therapy. He was awarded a Civilian Service Medal. After the war, he returned to college, graduating from San Diego State. He taught in California schools for 31 years, 26 as a teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District. He taught adult night school for 16 years. He was an artist, floral designer, and an avid collector of antiques. He was responsible for the design and construction of several prize-winning floats entered in Sacramento’s Camellia Parades on behalf of the school where he taught. He spent countless hours creating works of art in needlepoint. In his retirement years, he became very involved in national political issues, corresponding with and supporting several political action committees and associations. He lovingly served the Lord both in his public life as a teacher and in his private life among his family and friends. He wad dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bertha Chadwick Culton; sister Mary Keep; children, Paul, Steven, Deborah (Culton) Miller, and Robert; grandchildren, Patrick Murray, Rebekah O’Neill, Elisabeth Culton, Stacey Petteys, Stephanie Culton, Steven Culton, Jr., Molly Culton, Corey Culton, Braxton Miller, Katherine Miller, Andrea Austin, Whitney Austin,Daniel Austin, Michael Culton, Amanda Culton and Joshua Culton; great-grandchildren, Bradly O’Neill, Jordan Petteys and Jack Petteys.

Viewing was held on Monday, Nov. 21. Private interment was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Winters Cemetery. Following interment, friends were invited to attend a memorial service at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, in Winters.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 24, 2005.)

CULVEYHOUSE

Vera True Culveyhouse

Vera True Culveyhouse died Monday, April 19, 2004, at age 96 in Auburn.

Born Dec. 31, 1907, in Williamstown, Mo., Mrs. Culveyhouse lived in Yolo County for 45 years.

Survivors include her daughter Marie Sanders and husband Ray of Cool; daughter-in-law Virginia Culveyhouse of Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren, Steven Sanders, Richard Sanders and his wife Cathy, Terry Lee Hoover and her husband David, and Sherrie Lynn Winchester. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and nine great, great grandchildren. Mrs. Culveyhouse was preceded in death by husband Jack Culveyhouse and son Glen Culveyhouse.

The family requests memorials be directed to Unity Church Building Fund, 1212 High St., Auburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Mary's Cemetery, Yolo. No visitation is scheduled.

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

CUMMINGS

Burneda Cummings

Burneda Cummings of Davis died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 31, 2003. She was 88.

Born on American Ridge above Kendrick, Idaho, on Nov. 13, 1914, she was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Rebecca Reed Cummings. Her hometown was so small when she grew up, there were only four jobs for women -- and she and her sisters held three of them.

She later attended business college in Spokane, Wash. There she worked 10 years for Bowles Furniture Company as a bookkeeper, then 30 years at the Old National Bank before retiring.

She moved to Davis in 1992 to live with her sister, Ethel, and a much-adored Yorkshire terrier named Ginger.

According to her family, Burneda's many interests included reading, playing Scrabble (she was "unbeatable") and cards ("a shark"), book and stamp collecting, and making "memorable" divinity candy and angel food cakes.

She also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Western Europe and the Middle East.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Phyllis Dennler, nephew John Dennler, niece Linda Grossen and grand-nephew Jeff Laird.

She is survived by sisters Ethel Lyberger of Davis and Jewel Dunnler of Juliaetta, Idaho, nieces and nephews, Arlene Laird of Clarkston, Wash., Janice Lohman of Lewiston, Idaho, Karen Lyberger of Oakland, Dale Lyberger of Davis, Mark Dennler of Juliaetta; numerous grand-nieces and -nephews; and a host of good friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International Project, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 77203.

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

CUMMINGS

Dorothy D. Cummings

Dorothy D. Cummings passed away on April 8, 2000 in Edina, Minnesota after a brief illness. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on October 23, 1919.

Dorothy lived in Winters for a few years after retiring from 28 years of service with the Teamsters. She moved back to Minnesota to be with her growing numbers of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, and sons, Ronald and Dean.

She is survived by daughters Armella Walsh (William) of Virginia Beach, Virginia Anita of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and David (Louise Gale-Cummings) of Winters; 11 grandchildren, including Katelyn, Andrew and John Cummings of Winters; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A wake was held on Sunday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m., at the Burnsville Mortuary, in Burnsville, Minnesota. Internment was on Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at the Burnsville Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 13, 2000.)

CUNNING

Robert Lynn Cunning

Robert Lynn Cunning died July 27, 2004, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 62.

Born July 31, 1941, he was a native of Hood River, Ore., where he grew up and attended high school. He lived in Yolo County for the past 27 years, working as a truck driver for Leer Transportation. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Minnie Cunning of Woodland; two daughters, Samantha Fint and Tabitha Gonzales, both of Hemet; two sons, Paul and Mickel Cunning of Woodland; and five grandchildren.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date, with memorial contributions being made to the donor's favorite charity in his memory.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of July 26, 2004.)

CURLEY

Edward Matthew Curley

Edward Matthew Curley died at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Sacramento on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at age 83.

Born Dec. 16, 1919, in New York City, Mr. Curley has been a Yolo County resident for 41 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1952; began a social services career which culminated in a 15-year tenure as director of Yolo County Department of Social Services; served in World War II and received five commendations in the Philippines campaign; after retirement from social service, he became a freelance writer for numerous Catholic publications, including monthly column in Sainte Anne de Beaupré for 25 years. He belonged to several organizations and initiated a daily rosary group and was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his sons, Brian J. Curley of Woodland and Sean P. Curley of Golden, Colo.; daughters, Sheila Ritchie of Woodland and Kathy Baland of Palermo; brother, John Curley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife June Curley in 1993; sons, Michael Curley in 1974 and Martin Curley in 1977; brother, Russell Curley in 1993; and sister, Beatrice Curley in 1925.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Catholic mass is scheduled at noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, with a burial to follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 16, 2003.)

CURNUTT

Christopher Kelly Curnutt

Infant Christopher Kelly Curnutt died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, May 5, 2002.

Christopher is survived by his parents, Ken R. and Rebecca A. (Brown) Curnutt; and brothers, Alex, Michael Kenneth Jr., Jonathan, and Brannon Brown, all of Woodland.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, at the Knights Landing Cemetery in Knights Landing.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Monday, May 20, 2002.)

CURNUTT

Dorothy "Sis" Novella Curnutt

Dorothy "Sis" Novella Curnutt of Woodland died Sunday, Sept. 11 at age 74.

Mrs. Curnutt was born March 29, 1931 in St. Louis. She had been a Yolo County resident for 50 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Curnutt's daughters, Jean Curnutt and her husband James and Debra Obra and her husband Robert, all of Woodland; her stepdaughters, Pattie Knight and Sara Cannen, both of Emmett, Idaho; her stepsons, John Curnutt of Davis and Keneth Curnutt of Knights Landing; her grandchildren, Adam and Allen Curnutt, Bobbie and Stacy Sepe and Novella Obra; two great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Calvin and Allen Barton of Woodland and Edgar Barton of Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her husband of eight years, James W. Curnutt; her parents, David and Myrtle Barton and her brothers, William and Bob Barton.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Curnutt, private family services are scheduled. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

CURNUTT

Myrtle Edith (Barnett) Curnutt

Myrtle E. Curnutt died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Woodland Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was 93 years of age.

Mrs. Curnutt was born in Chico on Feb. 24, 1908 and was a Yolo County resident for the past 39 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Monroe Barnett and Minnie Mary (Warner) Tamisier.

Mrs. Curnutt was a homemaker most of her adult life, devoting her time to her family and friends. According to her family she was much loved by both family and friends and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris Dodson and husband Wiley D. of Woodland; her granddaughter Yvonne Spitek and husband Mike, grandsons Wiley E. Dodson and Iley Dodson and wife Retha, all of Woodland.

Also surviving her are her great grandchildren, Frank Corralejo Jr., Christopher Dodson, Michael Regaldo, David Gomez, Crystal Gomez and Cait Spitek, all of Woodland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a son, Richard Louis Upton and granddaughter Cheryl Lynne Dodson.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

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

Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting www.legacy.com

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Monday, February 25, 2002.)

CURRY

Graydon Leslie "Les" Curry (1st of 2 obituaries)

Graydon Leslie "Les" Curry died July 28, 2003, at the age of 74. Born in Missoula, Mont., on July 26, 1929, he was 74.

His parents, Graydon E. Curry and Ethel B. Doney Curry, raised him in the Montana community of Arlee. He graduated from Arlee High School and then attended Montana State University in Bozeman on a basketball scholarship where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees.

While attending Montana State, he met his future wife, Ramona B. Nelson, and they married on June 4, 1955, in Bainville, Mont.

Curry held several teaching, coaching, and administrative positions during his four-decade career in high school education. His career touched the lives of students and community members in the Montana towns of Manhattan, Fort Benton, Bozeman and Kalispell, and the California communities of Chico and Davis.

He is survived by his wife Ramona of Yuba City; his daughter LeAnn and her husband Robert of Laguna Niguel; his son Michael and his wife Janice of Gillette, Wyo.; his daughter Denise of Aliso Viejo; his son Ryan and his wife Kari of Aliso Viejo; his grandchildren, Graydon, Marissa, Nicholas, Larson and Samuel; and numerous relatives.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, students, players and the many people who were blessed to have been a part of his life, his family says.

A private graveside service for family members is planned in Davis, with a public memorial service to be held in Davis at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 4, 2003.)

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Graydon Leslie "Les" Curry (1929-2003) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Les Curry

Tournament honors Les Curry, By Chris Saur/Enterprise correspondent.

When the first Les Curry Invitational tips off today at the Davis High School gymnasium, many in the crowd will be remembering the man for whom the tournament is named.

Curry, who died tragically in an auto accident this past summer, left behind not only a loving family but a legacy that can be seen throughout athletics in this community.

A fixture at the helm of the DHS boys' basketball team from 1967 to 1984, Curry is almost certainly the schools all-time winningest coach - though records of that kind are not kept by DHS. However, his impact as a coach and a human being is probably best seen by looking at how the people he coached and coached with have gone on to be successful.

Rick Stromberg, former DHS athletic director and the man who took over as varsity coach after Curry retired, headed up the junior varsity team for 14 years under Curry.

"He was just a great person to work for and with; he knew a lot of basketball," Stromberg said. "His teams always played hard, and he had a great reputation with the coaches in the area as a well-prepared coach."

Curry's sons Mike and Ryan each played for him and, not coincidentally, have gone on to be successful coaches in their own right.

Mike returned to Montana, where the family was originally from as well as where Les was named one of the top 100 athletes in the state's history after playing basketball at Montana State. Mike Curry followed in his father's footsteps as a successful coach, winning several state championships.

Ryan, the younger of the two, isn't far behind. Using much of what he learned from his father, Ryan became one of the youngest head coaches in the history of Nevada Union's boys' basketball team and now leads a team in Southern California.

Their sister Denise was the most successful of the bunch in terms of playing, as she starred at UCLA. She became the schools all-time leader in points, including one Lew Alcindor. She then went on to win two gold medals with the United States women's basketball team and during the 1980s considered one of the best female players in the world.

While Les Curry's children went on to success in the sport of basketball, there are no shortage of other people that the coach inspired.

Bill Towne, who has coached basketball from junior high to DHS girls' varsity, played for Curry from 1972-74 and coached with him in 1983-84.

"He was a very respected man, you always knew who was in charge," Towne said. "We knew that he understood basketball very well, and he was a disciplinarian. He would just give you that stare. But he was the kind of guy who the kids would have done just about anything he asked them."

From Stromberg to Towne, the list goes on as current varsity baseball coach and former basketball coach Dan Ariola, former football coach Marc Hicks and former Athletic Director Brian Ziser, all learned from Curry.

"If you played against his team you always knew it was going to be a tough game, he got a lot out of his (players)," Stromberg remembered. "He really was a great person as well as a great coach."

The DHS boys' team, now headed by Dan Gonzalez play Hogan tonight at 8:45 p.m. DHS is lead by its top scorer, Levi Wyniarczuk. Fans just might see a little of touch of Curry in his game, since Levi's father, Roland, played for Curry as well.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 15, 2003.)

CURTIS

John B. Curtis

John B. Curtis, M.D. died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 in Greensboro, N.C. at age 95.

Dr. Curtis was born Nov. 11, 1909 in Danforth, Maine, the son of Dr. Alton K. and Margaret Curtis. He was a graduate of Colby College and Tufts University School of Medicine. He had a medical practice in Maine and was the physician for the Piscataquis County Schools and the Canadian & Pacific Railroad in Maine. During World War II, Dr. Curtis served as an Army physician in Maryland and Texas. After retirement he volunteered as a physician at military clinics at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. and for the Army in Clearwater, Fla. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include Dr. Curtis' children, Alton L. Curtis and his wife Kay of Woodland, Robert T. Curtis of Familytown, Va. and Mary Kennedy and her husband Larry of Deland, Fla.; his grandchildren, John, Bob and Donald Curtis, Jennifer Curtis Kulpa, Eric and Hilary Curtis, Stefanie and Chris Kennedy; stepgrandchildren, Kim and Jenny Cobb; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Grace R. Curtis and his brother-in-law James Buckner. He was preceded in death by his wives, Elizabeth H. Tompkins Curtis and Margaret H. Holland Curtis and his sisters, Muriel Curtis and Ruth Curtis Buckner.

Remembrances in Dr. Curtis' name may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, One Hanover Park, 16633 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 600, Addison, Texas, 75001 or online at nationalbreastcancer.org.

Services: A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the cemetery in Damariscotta, Maine.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 22, 2004.)

CURTIS

John Preston Curtis, Jr.

John Preston Curtis Jr. died at his Woodland home on Oct. 25, 2004. He was 53.

A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Testament Church, 208 W. Woodland Ave. in Woodland.

Born in Longview, Wash., on Oct. 25, 1951, he grew up in Humboldt County, attending local schools in Eureka. For the past 18 years he resided in Yolo County, working as a handyman. An avid hunting enthusiast, he was a member of the National Rifle Association for 30 years.

Preceding him in death was his sister, Cynthia Curtis, who died in 1954.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joan Curtis of Woodland; daughters, Stacey Curtis of The Colony, Texas, Shawnna Rowley and her husband Walter of Eureka, Cynthia and Elizabeth Curtis, both currently serving in the U.S. Army, and Allison Curtis of Santa Cruz; and two sons, Joseph and John Curtis III, both of Woodland.

He is further survived by his father, John Curtis and his wife Marilyn of Eureka; his mother, Janice Froom of San Luis Obispo; sisters, Debbie Curtis of San Luis Obispo, and Diane Terkelson and her husband Erik of Eureka; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 29, 2004.)

CURTISS

Eleanor M. Curtiss

Eleanor M. Curtiss died at her El Macero home Dec. 31, 2003. She was 89 years old.

The daughter of Nellie Priscilla Hartman and Dallas Hodd Moorhead, she was born on a far homestead near Findlay, Ohio, on Nov. 23, 1914.

She was a member of the Davis Community Church, serving on the session, the Flower Guild and the Prayer Circle. She was a member of P.E.O. and the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She was an active volunteer, serving as a driver for the Cancer Society, a host for foreign students through the International House and as a visitor to elder and shut-in friends and neighbors. Her warmth, cookies and muffins are legendary.

A graduate of Ohio State University, she was a homemaker and teacher. The wife of a 30-year career Air Force officer, she lived in many states and in Japan before settling in El Macero. In each of her more than 30 homes in those 30 years, she grew a flower garden, volunteered in the hospital and served in church organizations and as a Scout leader. Except for two years residence in Saudi Arabia in 1976-1977, she resided in El Macero since 1966.

Survivors include three daughters, Priscilla Dwyer and her husband James of San Francisco, Martha Bunce and her husband Craig Hall of Marysville, and Jane Penny and her husband Robert of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Walter D. Curtiss and his wife Emma of Belmont; 11 grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Moorhead of Findlay, Ohio, and Dallas Moorhead, of Carmel, Ind.; and one sister, Jane Feller of Findlay, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, USAF (Ret.) Col. Phillip H. Curtiss, and two brothers, Tom and George Moorhead.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Internment at the National Cemetery in San Francisco will be private. The family requests that any remembrances be memorial contributions in her name to the Davis Community Church Memorial Fund or to a favorite charity.

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

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