GenWeb Logo Image

Yolo County Obituaries - D

Surname Obituary

DACHTLER

Barbara Lorraine Dachtler

Barbara Lorraine Dachtler died at her home in Woodland on Monday, Feb. 13 at age 71.

Mrs. Dachtler was born June 24, 1934 in St. Helena. She had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1952 and was the salutatorian of her class. She worked as a bank representative - first with American Trust, which later became Wells Fargo, then later with Bank of America, retiring after 38 years. She was a charter member of the Pedro Club, member of the Venture Club of Woodland, Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club, Esparto High Lunch Bunch and Woodland Volunteer Fireman's Support Branch. She was a 47-year member of American Lutheran Church, where she was chairwoman of Project 200, spring luncheon, craft fair/luncheon and rummage sale, property chairwoman for the church council and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include Mrs. Dachtler's husband of 47 years, Clifford R. Dachtler of Woodland; her daughter, Lori Jarvey and her husband Richard; her son, Tim Dachtler and his wife Julie; her grandchildren, Jessica and Melissa Jarvey, Jonathan, Kristen and Lawrence Dachtler, all of Woodland; her mother, Constance Reis and her husband Ronnie Reis of Woodland; her sister, Gail Edgington and her husband David of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil B. Maxwell; her in-laws, Karoline and Robert Dachtler Sr.; and her brother-in-law Robert Dachtler Jr.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Dachtler's name be directed to American Lutheran Church Foundation, 1114 College St., Woodland, 95695; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; or the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland with Pastor Vernon Holmes officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 15, 2006.)

DACHTLER

Freda Dachtler

Freda Dachtler died on March 5, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 94 years old.

A memorial service begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave. in Davis. Private burial will be at the Davis Cemetery.

Born March 20, 1910, In Elgin, N.D., to William and Magdalina Ottmar, she came to Davis in 1955 and became a member of Our Faith Lutheran Church. She was remembered for her love of sewing and crafts, but her favorite pastime was gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dachtler, who died April 25, 1996; an infant son, Douglas Dachtler; five brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her children, Mildred Mastel of Davis; Curtis Dachtler and his wife Doris of Davis; and Donald Dachtler and his wife Cheryl of Nevada City.

She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made in her name to Our Faith Lutheran Church, or to the Elderly Nutrition Program, 40 N. East St., Woodland, CA 95695.

A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday March 14, 2005.)

DACHTLER

Lucinda Euphrosyne Ehrke Dachtler

Lucinda Euphrosyne Ehrke Dachtler died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, May 27, 2004, at age 92.

Born Aug. 9, 1911 in Leonardsville Township, Minnesota, Mrs. Dachtler had been a Yolo County resident for 91 years. She attended Fillmore Elementary School, graduated from Woodland High School in 1929; 4-H leader, taught Sunday School at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, played saxophone in Woodland High School Band. She worked for JC Penney as sales clerk for 15 years.

Survivors include her children, Delores Amacher and Maryann Dachtler, both of Woodland, Andrew Dachtler of El Dorado Hills, Grandchildren: Susan Kauk of Yuba City, Gene Hickey III of Meridian, Michael Hickey of Sutter, Steven Amacher of Woodland, Julie Amacher, also of Woodland, Jason Dachtler of Tiburon, Amy Dachtler of Charlottesville, Va.; Great-grandchildren, Jason Kauk, of Yuba City, Kevin Kauk of Riverside, Nicole Hickey of Meridian, Gregory Dachtler of Tiburon, and Andy, Sam and Gabe Hickey, all of Sutter. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Dachtler.

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

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland, with a burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 30, 2004.)

DACHTLER

Robert J. Dachtler

Robert passed away peacefully Sunday morning at the age of 70. Robert graduated from Woodland High School in 1952 and served in the Army for two years. He was employed for 33 years by the old Weaver Tractor Company which became Golden State Tractor before his disability in 1984. He was a charter member of American Lutheran Church, a member of the Moose Lodge, and a member of the Carleton Club. He also was an avid golfer.

He was the beloved husband of Sarajane Dachtler, married for 49 years. He was a great father to his sons Dennis Dachtler of Folsom, Danny Dachtler of Davis, and David Dachtler of West Sacramento. He was loved by Dennis' wife, Susie Dachtler. His four grandchildren, Heather, Kyle, Leslie and Bryce adored and loved him.

He is survived by his brothers and their wives Clifford and Barbara Dachtler of Woodland and Darrel and Joann Dachtler of Great Falls, Idaho. His brother and sister-in-laws include Jerry and Susie Blickle, Warren and Wilma Sodeman of Grass Valley, and George and Betty Dixon of Woodland. He is also survived by his aunt Lorintina Winters of Woodland. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Caroline Dachtler, Sr.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park, on May 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 25, 2005.)

DAFOE

DIED

DAFOE - At Winters, Feb. 5th, 1878, Mary Ann, wife of Edward Dafoe, aged 31 years, a native of Matilda township, Dundas county, Upper Canada. Canada papers please copy.

***

The funeral services of the late Mrs. Defoe took place on Thursday, at the M.E. Church South. Her remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery.

The Winters Advocate, February 9, 1878 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

DAHL

George Louis Dahl

George Louis Dahl died Nov. 2, 2001, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital at the age of 80. Born Jan. 19, 1921, in Woodland to the late George and Clare Ulrich Dahl, he lived his whole life in Woodland.

He attended local schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1940. He was involved in farming early in his adult life and later was employed for 25 years as a deputy assessor for Yolo County, retiring in 1983. He was a life member of the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299 and a past president of the Carlton Club.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Dahl; daughters Lurae Bailey and husband Michael, and Marlise Dahl of Woodland; grandchildren Christopher Souza, Brenten Bailey, Jeremy Summers and Rance Nichols, all of Woodland, and Jennifer Bailey Smith and husband Aaron of Santa Rosa; great-grandchildren Kelesey Nicole and Trevor Louis Smith of Santa Rosa; sister June Jahn and husband Lowell, and sister-in-law Janice Dahl, all of Woodland. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. A funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St. in Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 31, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DAHNKE

George H. Dahnke

Dr. George Herbert Dahnke, 68, died March 22, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Dahnke was born on the family farm in Stratton, Neb., on July 11, 1932. He attended a one-room country school and graduated valedictorian from Stratton High School at 15. He met his wife, Carol, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from which he graduated in 1953.

Dahnke then completed medical school in 1957 at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He took his internship and residency at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He was flight surgeon at Malden Air Force Base in Missouri and an obsterician/gynecologist at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Dahnke and his wife were married on June 20, 1953, and enjoyed 47 years together.

The Dahnkes moved to Woodland in 1966, where he enjoyed a brief but successful practice with the Woodland Clinic Medical Group. He retired in 1971 after a serious illness.

Sports cars, word puzzles, playing guitar, singing, traveling and participating in his children's activities were among Dahnke's hobbies. He was well known for his exceptional martini-making.

Dahnke is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters Deborah Conrad and her husband Dr. William Conrad of Davis, Karen Hannum and her husband Mark Hannum of Woodland, and Mary Healey and her husband Dr. Christopher Healey of Castle Rock, Colo.; son, Dr. David Dahnke, and his wife, Kathleen of Red Bluff; brothers Roy S. Dahnke of Warrenton, Va., and John E. Dahnke of Sun City; and half-sister, Betty Watts, of Riverside.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Tacy of Boston; Jarrett, Andrew, Julieanne and David of Davis; and Olin and Kathryn of Woodland; and Jennifer and Alexandra of Red Bluff; and Emily, Evan and Laura of Castle Rock, Colo.

Dahnke was preceded in death by his brother Jack W. Dahnke.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Woodland, 212 Second St.. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church or to St. John's Retirement Village Building Fund.

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

DAILY

Charles Edward Daily

Charles Edward Daily of Woodland, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at age 64.

Mr. Daily was born in Woodland to Elmer and Elnora Daily. He attended school in Woodland, Chico, Red Bluff, Corning, Esparto and Sacramento.

He was a star on his high school football team and played trumpet as a member of the high school band.

Mr. Daily proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Preble as a fire control technician from 1961 to 1965. He worked for the Dixon Radio Station for 12 1/2 years, and AT&T Sacramento Digital Switching for 12 1/2 years.

He later worked for C&K Systems/Honeywell Alarm Design in Folsom for several years. His hobbies include photography, videography, auto repair and home improvement.

Mr. Daily was a huge Sacramento Kings fan and also a lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, according to his family.

Mr. Daily is survived by his wife Lourdes Daily; sons, Mark and Mike Daily; their mother Elizabeth Daily; his sisters, Susan Torguson and Nancy Spann; and his nieces Christie Naegele, Catie Eklund and Shelby Marcos.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Daily; his mother, Elnora Daily; and his niece Renee Torguson.

A rosary is scheduled to be said at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 7, at All Hallows Church, at 5501 14th Ave., Sacramento.

Internment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, January 06, 2003.)

DALE

Jerry George Dale

Jerry George Dale of Placerville died at Sutter Memorial Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 16 at age 68.

Mr. Dale was born Dec. 2, 1936 in Wichita, Kan. He had been a Woodland resident for 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. He worked for 31 years in quality control for Mobil Chemical.

Survivors include Mr. Dale's wife of 11 years, Patricia Dale; his sons, Jerry Dale, Jimmy Dale, David Dale and his wife Kim; his stepdaughters, Lynn Matchke and Lori Cuevas; his stepson, Kirk Rock; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Marlene Manoogian and her husband Leo of St. Louis and Vernetta Stark and her husband Les of Rough and Ready; his half-sister, Cheryl Bigger of Bakersfield; his twin brother, James Dale; and his stepfather, Walt Heer of Bakersfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edith Dale and his stepson, Kerry Rock.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland with Pastor John Thorson officiating. A graveside service at Monument Hill Memorial Park will follow. A reception will follow the services at Willow Oak Hall, 17535 County Road 97, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 20, 2005.)

DALLY

Merriel Dally

Merriel Dally died Oct. 5, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 86.

A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson St. in Dixon. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St. in Dixon.

Born Oct. 26, 1917, in Sacramento, she was employed at UC Davis for seven years and was proud to be a homemaker.

Her first love was her family and home. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and traveled extensively throughout the United States. She was a member of Aurora Rebekah Lodge No. 246, Dixon Women's Improvement Club, Dixon Methodist Church, Winnebego International Travel Club and a charter member of Golden Bear Winnies.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond Dally, who died in 1996; sisters, Cleo Albers, Gwen Spangler and Darlene Miller; a brother, Terrel Dally; and her infant grandson, Bert Elwin Dally.

She is survived by here daughter Marchelle Henderson and her husband Jim, of Woodland; son, Martin Dally of Dixon; sister, LaVerne Witt of Dixon; grandchildren, Julie Gall and her husband Dave of Woodland, Matthew Henderson and his wife Jennifer of Jackson, Miss., Aaron Dally and his wife Gwen of Carson City, Nev., Brian Dally and his wife Gina of Gardnerville, Nev., and Karen Dally of Chandler, Ariz.; and great-grandchildren, Haile and Ashtyn Gall, Jessica, Morgan and Brian Dally, and Anna Austin.

She is further survived by brothers-in-law Charles Witt, Karl Spangler and Chuck Albers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice or the Dixon Methodist Church Building Fund.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday October 8, 2004.)

DAMSEN

Vera E. Damsen

Vera E. Damsen died in Carmichael on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at age 83.

Born Oct. 3, 1920, in La Connor, Wash., Mrs. Damsen had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. She was a waitress for 40 years. She worked the last few years at the Tamale Factory on Main Street in Woodland.

Survivors include her husband, John Damsen; children, Monte Axtell, Darlene Clark, Deanna De Maagd, Vicki O'Connor, and Vera Harper; sisters, Eleanor Herness, Molly Rice, Joanne Baker, and Mary Lou Issaacson; brothers, Mark Maynard and Ernie Maynard; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Dennis Jensen and Earl Robert Harper Jr.; sister, Anita Paulson; and brothers, George Maynard, Bob Maynard and Tom Maynard.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

DANCY

Amy Sargent Dancy

Amy Sargent Dancy passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Aug. 31 at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego at the age of 45 years, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer.

Amy was born on Nov. 4, 1959 in Sacramento. She attended local schools, graduating from Woodland High School in 1977. She worked at the Yolo Federal Credit Union for many years until moving with her husband to San Diego 12 years ago. She continued in the banking field at the Navy Federal Credit Union. Her great loves were her family, the out of doors and her horse and dogs.

Amy is survived by her husband Corey Dancy of San Diego and stepson Jimmy Dancy of Goose Creek, S.C. Also surviving are her parents Daryl and Nancy Sargent of Woodland and, dear sister, Sally Oliver and husband Brian of Cloverdale, as well as aunts and cousins.

There will be a private burial. A celebration of Amy's life will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Hotel Woodland courtyard at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 7 through September 8, 2005.)

* * * * * * *

Amy Sargent Dancy (2nd of 2 obits.)

Amy Sargent Dancy died at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego Wednesday, Aug. 31, at age 45.

Mrs. Dancy was born Nov. 4, 1959 in Sacramento. She attended local schools, graduating from Woodland High School in 1977. She worked at the Yolo Federal Credit Union for many years until moving with her husband to San Diego 12 years ago. She continued in the banking field at the Navy Federal Credit Union.

Survivors include Mrs. Dancy's husband of 10 years, Corey Dancy of San Diego; her stepson, Jimmy Dancy of Goose Creek, S.C.; her parents, Daryl and Nancy Sargent of Woodland; her sister, Sally Oliver and her husband Brian of Cloverdale, as well as aunts and cousins.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Dancy's name may be made to or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Sacramento Valley Affiliate, 2443 Fair Oaks Blvd., PMB 223, Sacramento, 95825 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Dancy's life will be held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 9 at the Hotel Woodland courtyard, 436 Main St. A private interment will be held at Cottonwood Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 9, 2005.)

DANIELSON

Helen Danielson

Helen Danielson died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at age 61.

Born Sept. 25, 1941, in Fortwingate, N.M., Mrs. Danielson had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years and previously resided in Sacramento for five years. She graduated from Woodland High School. She held numerous positions with the State of California. She traveled most of the globe. According to her family members, "she loved animals and showed that by being a volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo."

Mrs. Danielson is survived by her son, Brett Danielson and wife Stacie; father, Wilfred Spencer; and grandchildren, Clinton and Ryan Danielson, all of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Spencer; and brother Clem Hedge.

A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sacramento Zoo, in her behalf.

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

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, November 18, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the Woodland "The Daily Democrat.")

DANIELSON

Morris Bennett Danielson

Morris Bennett Danielson died of cancer Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at age 87.

Born Dec. 24, 1914, in Dassel, Minn., to Ole and Laura (Berg) Danielson, Mr. Danielson was the tenth born of 12 children. He resided in Woodland for more than 60 years and was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company where he retired in 1976. Prior to that he farmed in Yolo County for many years and was the owner of Engine Parts and Machine in Woodland. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church of Woodland, a 62-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a 40-year member of the BPOE Elks.

Mr. Danielson is survived by his daughters, Janice Hoagland and husband Terry of Woodland, Susan Brugh and husband Michael of Davis and Pamela Hunter and husband Steve of Woodland; son Lewis Danielson and wife Sylvia of Portland, Ore.; and grandchildren, Michael Marcum and wife Sharon of Woodland, Aimee Danielson of Portland, Ore., Christy Herr of Woodland, Bret and Jared Hunter of Chico, and Melissa and Leanna Brugh of Davis.

He is also survived by his brother, Leonard Danielson of Waconia, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Danielson was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Adeline (Addie) on April 2, 1996; a son, Gary Danielson; a grandson, Stanley Kipker; his parents, Ole and Laura (Berg) Danielson; sisters, Clara, Tena, Mabel and Violet; and brothers, Oscar, Harry, Walter, Levi and Clifford, all of Minnesota and Evald of Woodland.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Kraft Brothers, 175 Second St., Woodland.

Service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

95617; or The American Lutheran Church.

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 “The Daily Democrat,” Wednesday, January 30, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat.”)

DANZERO

Andrew Eugene Danzero

Mr. Andrew Danzero passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 at Cottonwood Health Care in Woodland. Born on January 7, 1919 in Joliet, Illinois, he was 82 years old.

Mr. Danzero was raised in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from Joliet High School and Joliet Junior College. After Junior College he attended and graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign. He served in the United States Navy from 1940 to 1945 during World War II. He has been a resident of Winters for the past 44 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Lions Club. He was a Cub Scout Master and 4-H Leader. He was on the Apricot Advisory Board and a member of the producers association. He was past president of the Farm Bureau, the Winters School District and the Free Stone Peach Association. Mr. Danzero was also a member of the Winters Cemetery District Board.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Danzero of Winters, and his two sons Andy Danzero of Sacramento and Fred Danzero of Ventura. He leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Drive in Winters.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the Winters Health Care Association, 23 Main Street, Winters, CA or the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 1, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

DaRE

Maria Anna DaRe

Maria Anna DaRe passed away on Oct. 1, 2003. Born on April 23, 1906, she was 97 years old.

Born in Brazil, Maria moved to Italy at two years of age, where she spent her formative years. She followed a brother to the United States in Pennsylvania in 1924, where she met and married her husband Silvio. Along with their first two sons, they moved west in 1929, where she was a resident of Crockett until 1999 when she left to live in Winters with her daughter, Gina.

A beloved mother and friend to all, everyone who knew her, loved her. She lived for making others happy and laughter was the music of her life. Her motto was "Better to laugh than cry."

Maria is survived by her daughter, Regina and her husband Joe Ogando, of Winters; sons of Mario and his wife Beatrice of Sierra Madre, Louis and his wife Susan of Glendale; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Silvio and her sons Aldo, Guido, Dante, Dino and her granddaughter, Taryn.

Funeral services were held the weekend of Oct. 5. Maria was buried by her husband Silvio at St. Joseph's Cemetery in San Pablo.

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

DARST

Edith M. "Tedi" Darst

Edith M. "Tedi" Darst died Feb. 1, 2004, at the age of 87.

She was born May 2, 1916, in Bellefonte, Pa., one of three children of Harry and Maude Mann. In the 1930s, she and her family moved to Anniston, Ala. After graduating from Anniston High School in 1934, she attended Alabama State College for Women in Montevallo for three years.

In 1937, she came to California alone on a bus with nothing but a suitcase in her hand to join her sister Lou in Los Angeles to attend UCLA. She met her husband Bob at a beach party arranged by her sister and Bob's sister-in-law. The two were married Feb. 3, 1940.

She earned her bachelor's degree in education from UCLA in June of that year.

In 1943, their first child was born, and her husband was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Forces and stationed in England. After his discharge, the couple had two more children and moved to Garden Grove, where she taught for 10 years.

During the 1970s, she took a clerical job at the Tustin Library and eventually moved to Tustin. After her retirement, in 1986, she and her husband moved to Davis to be closer to their family.

Throughout her life, she had many passtimes (sic) that she shared with her family, including fishing, swimming, reading good books and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoyed taking trips with the Davis Travelaires and the many activities at the Davis Senior Center.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, her family said.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Darst, on Dec. 3, 1996; her son, William E. Darst; and her two sisters, Susan Darch and Louise St. Clair.

She is survived by her son, Robert A. Darst and his wife Dee of Vista; her daughter, Susan L. Darst of Davis; her grandchildren, Matthew Darst of Panama City, Fla., Narayana Darst of Vista and Anne Marie Darst of Davis; and Bernelle Lovett and Marion Harvey, additional family members.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 6, 2004.)

DAULTON

Essie F. Daulton

Essie F. Daulton died Jan. 12, 2001, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was 85.

She was a native of Morgan County, Ky. A 22-year resident of Davis, she enjoyed living at Anderson Apartments where she formed special friendships with many residents, including students. She was a natural caregiver and for many years she lovingly cared for many seniors and children in their homes. She had an abiding faith in God, a love of family and friends, and a love for gardening and Southern cooking.

She is survived by her children, Joyce Wisner and her husband Bob of Davis; Shirley Hammons of Marysville; Patsy Daniels and her husband Bill of Santa Rosa; Sheila Chilton and her husband Mike of Garden Valley; Howard B. (Buster) Daulton, II and his wife Kathy of Santa Rosa and Richard Daulton of San Jose; grandchildren, Dana Fought, Franz Wisner, Wesley Daniels, Tim Hammons, Kurt Wisner, Lisa Menzmer, Isaac Chilton, Aimee Daniels, Suzette Green, Emily Chilton, Andy Daulton, Clay Daulton and Ashley Daulton; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Will, Kaitlin, Anna, Aidan, Brent, Ethan, Gwendolyn, Garvin and Elizabeth Grace; brother, Woodrow Smith and his wife Gladys of Kentucky. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her firstborn son, Clay Breckenridge Daulton; her former husband, the Rev. Howard B. Daulton; her granddaughter, Cindy; four brothers and one sister.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Drive in Santa Rosa. The Rev. David Slorpe will officiate. Private entombment will be at Santa Rose Memorial Park. A memorial gathering in Davis is planned in the near future. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Jan. 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DAVALOS

William 'Bill' Paul Davalos

William "Bill" Paul Davalos of Sacramento died Tuesday, May 24 at age 61.

Mr. Davalos was born Nov. 15, 1943 in Monrovia. He was raised in Woodland and graduated from Woodland High School in 1961. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mr. Davalos' wife of 23 years, Janece; his sisters, Theresa Campos, Clara Tafoya and her husband Frank, Dolores Nuno and her husband Andy, Gloria Marquez and Molly Fejaran and her husband Mike; his brothers, Peter Davalos and his wife Kathy and Robert Davalos and his wife Mavi and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Prospero and Amelia Davalos.

The family requests donations in Mr. Davalos' name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A viewing is scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Harry A. Nauman & Son Mortuary Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. with burial after Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Harry A. Nauman & Son Mortuary Chapel of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

DAVIDSON

Duncan C. Davidson

Duncan C. Davidson died in his Woodland home Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at age 43.

Born Jan. 31, 1959, Mr. Davidson made his home in Woodland along with his fiancé, and best friend. Before moving to Woodland, he worked in set construction for TV and motion pictures in Culver City for 20 years. Most recently he was working as the maintenance supervisor for Trovas Apartments in Natomas. Prior to that, at Woodland's, Woodmark Apartments in the same capacity. According to his family members, "he was a proud father and enjoyed his new family." He volunteered as an umpire for Cal-Ripkin baseball and a coach for youth bowling at Woodhaven Lanes in Woodland. Last December he accomplished a dream of bowling at the Reno National Bowling Stadium. Woodhaven Lanes is planning a tournament in his honor.

Mr. Davidson is survived by his fiancé and best friend, Tami Scarpitti and her children, Vincent 12, Lyndsay, 10 and Jeremy 7; and mother, Mary Ryan and her husband George Ryan. Mr. Ryan was to officiate at the marriage of Tami and Mr. Davidson in May.

He is also survived by his siblings, Toni King, Linda Hoffman and husband Jude; aunt, Mildred and husband Don Horton; and uncle, George Denny and wife Barbie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at the New Testament Church, 108 West Woodland Ave., Woodland.

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

DAVIDSON

Vivian Adola Carter Davidson (1st of 2 obits.)

Vivian Adola Carter Davidson died at St. John's Retirement Village Nov. 1, age 81.

Mrs. Davidson was born Nov. 27, 1923 in Ft. Morgan, Colo., the youngest seven children. She spent her adolescent years in Colorado and moved to California in 1937. Vivian married William Mantle Davis in 1939 and they had one daughter Dorene. William died in 1983. Vivian remarried in 1988 to Harold Davidson and they moved to Woodland in 1990. They were active members at St. John's United Church of Christ for many pleasant years, and then Harold died in 2003.

Survivors include Vivian's daughter Dorene D. Aday and husband Garlyn Aday, sister Roberta Sheverbush of Woodland, grandchildren Pamela Austin and family of Woodland and Lee Austin and family of Quincy, and three great-grandchildren. Her parents Win and Alice Carter, brothers La Verne and Ross, sisters Florence, Beulah and Verda preceded her in death.

Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in St. John's Chapel at St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland. Vivian will be laid to rest at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Davidson's name be directed to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or the American Heart Association.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 9, 2005.)

* * * * * * *

Vivian Adola Davidson (2nd of o2 obits.)

Vivian Adola Carter Davidson died at St. John's Retirement Village Tuesday, Nov. 1 at age 81.

Mrs. Davidson was born Nov. 27, 1923 in Ft. Morgan, Colo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ.

Survivors include Vivian's daughter Dorene D. Aday and her husband Garlyn; her grandchildren, Pamela Austin and family of Woodland and Lee Austin and family of Quincy; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Roberta Sheverbush of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, William Mantle Davis; her second husband of 15 years, Harold Davidson; her parents, Win and Alice Carter; her brothers, La Verne and Ross; and her sisters, Florence, Beulah and Verda.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Davidson's name be directed to St. John's retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

Services: Memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in St. John's Chapel at St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland. Inurnment will at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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

DAVIS

Anna M. Davis

Anna May Davis died peacefully in her sleep on March 9, 2000. Born on Aug. 28, 1910, to Katherina Feodorova Upercbitz and Dionica Jarmotz, she was 89.

She had made her home in Davis for the past five years.

She was a beloved and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a good woman and a woman of faith who was secure in her salvation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Cascio; her second husband, Denver Davis; and her younger sister, Katie Jarmotz.

She is survived by her older sister, Mary Jarmotz of Davis; her daughter, Katherine Schonfeld of Davis; her two granddaughters, Nancy Warden of Davis and her husband Craig, and Trudi Emmons of San Ramon and her husband George; and four great-grandchildren, Julianne and Elizabeth Warden of Davis and Michelle and George Emmons of San Ramon.

A simple and comforting graveside service was held for the family on Saturday, March 11, at the Davis Cemetery. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

Memorial donations may be sent to Citizens Who Care, an organization that supports frail older adults in Yolo County, P.O. Box 1843, Davis, CA, 95617, 758-3704; or to the First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd., Davis, CA, 95616, 758-7100.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 12, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DAVIS

Clark Davis

My Dad

My parents purchased a small farm in Hungry Hollow, which is a farming area north of Esparto, at the conclusion of W.W.II. They raised three boys; two eventually graduating from Esparto High, the third, and youngest graduating from Woodland High.

During our adolescence, my dad, as busy as he was farming, always found the time necessary to assist the children of Esparto in any way that was needed. For example, when the new elementary school was built in the late 1950's, I remember my dad and a couple of other fathers constructing the basketball hoops in our shop; then my Dad taking his tractor and scraper into town to level out the playground so asphalt could be laid for the basketball courts.

In the 1960's, the town of Esparto did not have a public swimming pool. I don't remember all the details, but I do remember him organizing the community to get behind the restoration of this very large, abandoned, public pool, near Madison, called Crowder's Pool. After numerous work days of cleaning and painting, weeding, mowing the grass, flushing the pool, getting the plumbing to work and filling it full of the cleanest and coolest well water, the children and their parents of the area had a wonderful way to escape the valley's summer heat.

My dad was deeply involved and concerned about the education all students received in Esparto. For numerous years he served on the board of trustees for the Esparto School District. When it was decided to unify with the other smaller schools of the Capay Valley, a special election was held to create a new school board. My dad, so well known, respected, and trusted, received more than twice as many votes as any one else running in the election. He was made president of the Esparto Unified School District, where he served honorably until resigning in 1967.

Eventually my Dad and mother sold the farm and moved to the cool climate of the North Coast, Ft. Bragg. There he continued his farming tradition in a more 'civil' way: creating a renowned heather garden.

On Friday, December 12, my father, Clark Davis, passed away. He left his wife of almost 59 years, Edith, and three sons with many wonderful memories. He will be deeply missed.

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

DAVIS

Elmer George Davis

Elmer George Davis died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at age 92.

Born Nov. 14, 1909, in Los Angeles, Mr. Davis was a member of United Nations Association, charter member of World Affairs Council of Northern California, Yolo County Historical Societies, Sacramento Book Collectors' Club, El Circulo Hispano, and was a member of Faith Presbyterian.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Gayman of San Diego; brother, Gene Davis of Woodland; grandchildren, Peter Dunn, and Elizabeth Davis; stepchildren, Lucy Burrows of New York, James Grant of Louisiana, and William Grant of Virginia; stepgrandchildren, Laura and Shawn Burrows; stepgreat-granddaughter, Gwendolyn; and companion, Elizabeth Gray.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Davis; sons, Robert and Donald Davis; parents, Marvin and Mary Davis of Esparto; and sister, Ruth King.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Jan. 19, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road, Sacramento.

The family requests memorials be directed to Faith Presbyterian, in his behalf.

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Thursday, January 24, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

DAVIS

Geordell LaMar Davis

Geordell LaMar Davis died in Sacramento on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at age 26.

Born Jan. 1, 1977, in Santa Ana, Mr. Davis had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. He attended Zamora Elementary School, Lee Jr. High School, Woodland High School and Cache Creek High School. He was a self employed car restorer.

Survivors include his father, Robert Davis of Woodland; mother, Christine Lampkin, also of Woodland; daughter, La Shauna LaMar Davis; and son, Geordell LaMar Davis, both of Sacramento; fiancee, Sonjia Dean of Sacramento; brother, Jorell Davis, Jared Lampkin and Jerry (Dee) Lampkin, all of Woodland; sisters, Andrea McCrea and Yolanda Brooks, both of Texas; grandfather, Soloman Davis of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donzella Davis and grandfather, Jerry Wilson.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today Thursday, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, also at McNary's Chapel. Service will conclude at the chapel.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 05, 2003.)

DAVIS

Gordon Edward Davis

Gordon Edward Davis died in Woodland on Saturday, Nov. 12 at age 85.

Mr. Davis was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Fortuna to Berte and Ethel (Fisher) Davis. He had been a Yolo County resident for 46 years. In 1939, he graduated from Fortuna High School. Three years later he joined the U.S. Navy and served as an aviation machinist's mate during World War II. He worked for the city of Davis as a landscape supervisor in the park department for 11 years. He was a member of the Yolo Bowman and a ham radio operator.

Survivors include Mr. Davis' wife of 38 years, Mabel (Goette) Davis of Woodland; his daughter, Judy Seaman of Lake Tahoe; his stepdaughters, Joann Dahl and Dee Kindelt of Woodland; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Roy Davis of Woodland and Less Davis of Dallas, Ore. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Gilbert and Dorothy Thompson and his brothers, Jack and Ken Davis.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Davis' name be directed to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; or The American Cancer Society of Northern California, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Davis, no services are scheduled. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 22, 2005.)

DAVIS

Katherine V. Davis

Katherine Virginia Davis died at the Woodland Memorial Hospital on May 13, 2001. Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Lilbourn, Mo., she was 82.

She spent her early years in Missouri and later moved to Yuba City to be with her brother. There, she met her husband-to-be, Elmer Davis. They were married in 1950 and moved to Woodland, where she was a homemaker and mother. She was active in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She loved to garden, knit and crochet.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer Davis of Woodland; sons, Charles McElyea and his wife, Shirley, of Marysville; Gordon Davis and his wife, Janine, of Santa Clara; daughters, Patty Burch and her husband, Ron; and Karen Davis, all of Woodland. She is also survived by five grandchildren.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Christian Church at 500 College St., Woodland. The family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Christian Church Flower Group. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 16, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DAVIS

Kathy Anne Davis

Kathy Anne Davis died at the UCD Medical Center Sacramento following a two year battle with cancer Saturday, May 1, 2004, at age 41.

Born Jan. 14, 1963, in Ann Arbor, Mich., Ms. Davis has been a resident of Yolo County for 17 years and for the last 14 years, she was employed by Blue Cross of California in Woodland. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan at Dearborn in 1984 with a degree in sociology.

She is survived by her parents, Gordon and Kay Davis of Woodland; brother, Larry Davis of Woodland; sisters, Annette Davis of Woodland and Debbie Davis of Davis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joanne Davis in 1980.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Association. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St.

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

DAVIS

Leona E. Davis

Leona Ellen Davis died on Nov. 13, 2002. Born in Martinsville, Ohio, on Aug. 10, 1926, to Howard and Lura Worrell Hiatt, she was 76 years old.

She attended public school in Port William, Ohio, where she was president of her junior and senior classes. She attended Wilmington College where she was a member of Delta Omega Theta sorority. After college, she began working at Wright Patterson Airbase where she met and married George D. Davis in 1947. She traveled with George and their four children to his different duty stations stateside and also went to Spain.

After her husband's retirement from the Air Force in 1966, the family moved to California and settled in Davis where she lived and worked at UC Davis. She worked in UCD's equipment management department until her husband was transferred to the Panama Canal zone, where she lived until 1976. She then returned to her home and job in Davis. She worked at UCD until her retirement in 1991.

She was an ardent arts lover. She volunteered for UCD Present for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Davis, where she participated in choir and played piano for the children's choir. She sometimes served as pianist for the First Southern Baptist Church. She also sang occasionally with the choirs of First Southern Baptist and St. James Church. She loved to sing.

She was kind of heart and never turned anyone away. She was always there for anyone in need.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, George G. Davis. She is survived by her daughter Georgia Morris and her husband Glen of Rio Linda; daughter Anita Garcia and her husband Rocky of Winters; sons Glenn and David, both of Davis; grandchildren Rick Caster, Kristin Sleuter and her husband Ron, all of Davis; Jayson, Logan and Marlaina Garcia, all of Winters; great-grandson Bradley Sleuter of Davis; sister Eleanor J. McKee of Xenia, Ohio; niece Kathy Erickson and her children, all of Orange; nephew Dana McKee and his wife Kathleen and their three sons of South Carolina.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Davis on Anderson Road.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, November 16, 2002, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise.")

DAVIS

Mary Knight Davis

The spirit of Mary Davis passed into God's glory peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, while she was surrounded by her family who loved her. Born in Woodland to Clarence and Iris Knight of Yolo, Mary was a resident of Yolo County for nearly all her adult life. Mary was on the earth for nearly 88 years and spent most of her time serving others.

Mary was raised in Yolo and graduated from Woodland High School, going on to attend Chico State College, where she received her AB degree and teaching credential in 1939. She then taught elementary school for over 30 years, only taking time off to raise sons Pat and Mike. She retired in 1975 and spent the last 29 years of her life enjoying retirement with her husband, George, in Woodland and Forest Meadows.

Mary had an eternal impact on those who knew her, especially the hundreds of children whom she taught over the years. She was a dedicated wife, mother, teacher, and friend to her family, friends and students. She was always the most giving person, always offering of herself in countless ways and circumstances.

Mary volunteered as a Woodland Hospital Pink Lady and as a member of the Woodland Episcopal Guild and was a member of the Davis Golf Course and Forest Meadows ladies golf groups. She crocheted and needle-pointed hundreds of items, mostly gifts, for family and friends over several decades and enjoyed playing bridge with several ladies bridge groups.

Mary Davis is survived by her husband, George, and twin sons Pat and Mike and their children and grandchildren. A brief graveside service is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Mary's Cemetery in Yolo. The family requests that you please join us in remembering Mary's life at a celebration service in her honor on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at 10 a.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. Memorials may be sent in Mary's name to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 3, 2004.)

DAVIS

Ronald James Davis

Ronald James Davis was born to Larry Davis Sr. and Emma Louise (Brown) Davis on Feb. 27, 1944 in Porterville. He left us on Friday, April 23, 2004. He was 60 years of age.

Ronnie attended Arbuckle High School. He owned and operated Ronald J. Davis and Son Trucking. He loved fishing, camping, scuba diving, and boating with his loving family.

He is survived by his son Robbie J. Davis and fiancee Tristo Duboise of West Sacramento; daughter Shawna K. Paulson and husband Peter Paulson; grandchildren Kristen K. Paulson and Jens P.H. Paulson, all of Woodland; ex-wife Donna Rae Foster of Woodland; sisters Florence B (Tootsie) Holmes and husband John D. Holmes of Woodland, Mabelle Smith of Columbia, Mo. and numerous nieces; nephews; and cousins. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws Fred and Dorothy Martin; brothers, Larry Lee Davis Jr. and Ikie Joseph Davis.

The service will be held at McNary's Chapel on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 3 p.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 27, 2004.)

DAVIS

Wanda Davis

Wanda Davis died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at age 82.

Born May 7, 1921, in Paris, Ark., Mrs. Davis had been a Yolo County residents for over 30 years. She was a member of Methodist Church in Knights Landing and Knights Landing Garden Club.

Survivors include his sons, Gary Davis and wife Judy of Knights Landing, and John Davis and wife Marie of Vacaville; grandchildren, Stacey Christison, Pamela Davis, and David Martin, all of Knights Landing, Catherine Ford of Sacramento, Vicky France of Smith River, Paula Davis of Vacaville and Gary Davis of Modesto; great-grandchildren, Addy Davis, Emily Christison, and Nicole Martin, also all of Knights Landing, Desiree, Danielle, Jared and Mariah France of Smith River; and Jackie Davis of Florida; and companion, Ted Superak.

The family requests memorials be directed to Community United Methodist Church, Knights Landing or 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 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, Knights Landing.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 27, 2003.)

DAWSON

Anna Dawson

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Wednesday, July 12, 1911.

DIES IN NAPA ASYLUM

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), July 11 - Mrs. Anna DAWSON, who was committed to the asylum for the insane at Napa yesterday, died at that institution this forenoon. Probation Officer JACOBS was notified of her death by Dr. E. E. STONE, superintendent of the asylum, who asked for instructions.

The officers have not been able to locate "Happy Jack" DAWSON, husband of the woman who deserted her over her....

DAWSON

J. W. Dawson

"DAWSON--In Yolo county, Oct. 30th, J.W. DAWSON, aged about 27 years."

Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Nov 1865.

DAWSON

Millard Dawson

Millard Dawson died of cancer with family by his side on Jan. 2, 2000, in Roseville. Born on Jan. 26, 1914, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Temple Chapman and Frank Dawson, he was 85.

He married Beatrice Duistermars on April 19, 1940, in Denver. He devoted his life to serving his country, church and family. He came of age during the Great Depression and served in both the National Guard and the Civilian Conservation Corp in his home state.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and saw combat aboard in LST during World War II, in both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war he joined the U.S. Postal Service, working his way up to and retiring as the assistant superintendent of Redwood City.

He also spent time in the Army Reserve.

He joined the Church of Latter-day Saints before his retirement and stayed committed to its principals.

He eventually retired to a life of golf at Lake of the Pines near Auburn and he and his wife of 59 years later lived at Covell Gardens in Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Dawson; four sons, Brian Dawson of Irvine, Steven Dawson of Santa Rosa, Robert Dawson who is stationed in San Antonio, Texas, and James Dawson of Davis; six grandchildren, Christy Winegar, Sheldon Dawson, Blaine Dawson, Spencer Dawson, Erin Dawson and Molly Dawson; and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlen Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Zachary Winegar and Mckenzie Winegar.

His family will always love and miss him.

A memorial service was held on Saturday at Covell Gardens in Davis.

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

DE ANGELIS

Edward De Angelis & Judith Colleton

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

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

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

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

DeBOLT

Walter Wayne DeBolt

Walter Wayne DeBolt passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Helen DeBolt. He was born Aug. 25, 1913 to Amos and Nora DeBolt in Arbuckle. He survived his brothers, Claude, Vernon, Pinkie, and Lloyd and sisters, Thelma, Evelyn, and Eileen. He was the father of two children, Sharon Lukehart and the late Lynn DeBolt. Walter was the grandfather of eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He graduated from Arbuckle High School and worked as a warehouseman for most of his adult years. Family and friends are invited to attend a farewell to be held at the Arbuckle Golf Course Club House at 11 o'clock on Monday, March 6, 2006.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 1, 2006.)

DE FER

Richard Arlon De Fer

Richard Arlon De Fer died at his home in Woodland Sunday, Nov. 13 at age 63.

Mr. De Fer was born June 3, 1942 to Estes and Maggie (Searls) De Fer in Cartwright, Okla. He was employed in the timber industry working as a professional tree trimmer for more than 20 years.

Survivors include Mr. De Fer's wife of 36 years, Lena De Fer of Woodland of Woodland; his daughter, Gerry Lynn Hamilton and her husband James of Bellflower; his sons, Curtis Osborne and Ken Osborne, both of Redding, Dennis Osborne and his wife Diana of Woodland, Joseph De Fer of Cheyenne, Wyo. and William De Fer of Buena Park; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Linda Steves of Trinidad and Dorothy Fredrickson of Salem, Ore.; and his brother, Robert De Fer of Mendocino. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Timothy Osborne.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland with Reverend Mark Gallego of Foursquare Church officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 16, 2005.)

DE GONZALEZ

Ana Rosa Fletes de Gonzalez

Ana Rosa Fletes de Gonzales died in Stockton, Thursday, July 10, 2004, at age 39.

Born Nov. 24, 1964, in Woodland, Mrs. Gonzalez had been a Yolo County resident for 36 years. She graduated from high school and Western Career College. She was a team leader of Escaramuza Charca.

Survivors include her husband, Ramiro Gonzalez; son, Ramiro Gonzalez Jr.; mother, Maria Elena Soltero; sisters, Maria Elena Fletes, and Sara Balderas; brother, Jose Arturo Fletes; nieces, Veronica Garcia, Sofia Medina, and Ana, Rosh, Lorenn and Eli Benavidez; nephews, Victor Medina, and Jesus Orozco; numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Isaac Fletes Sr.; and brother, Isaac Fletes Jr.

The family requests memorials be directed to Ramiro Gonzalez Jr. Trust Fund, Yolo Federal Credit Union of Woodland, Acct. No. 55217S1.

Services: A vigil is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 11 a.m., also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

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

DE LOS SANTOS

Laura Charity De Los Santos

Laura Charity De Los Santos died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Madison Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at age 29.

Born Feb. 13, 1974, a native of Woodland, Ms. De Los Santos was the daughter of Alfredo and Deborah Ann (Wulff) De Los Santos of Winters. She was a resident of Yolo County in her entire life.

Survivors include her daughters, Raven and Aliyah Alvarez; son, Blake De Los Santos; sister, Justine De Los Santos of Winters; grandparents, Hal and Elaine Wulff of Arbuckle; grandfather, Eugene Jimenez of Winters; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Carmen Jimenez.

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

Services: A memorial service celebrating the life of Ms. De Los Santos is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 435 Anderson Ave., Winters. Friends and family are invited to attend.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 23, 2003.)

DeMARIA

Dennis DeMaria, Jr. (1st of 2 obituaries)

Dennis DeMaria Jr., a life-long resident of Woodland, passed away at his home on Sept. 27, 2005. Dennis was born and raised and spent his entire life working in Woodland. He attended Holy Rosary Academy and Woodland High School. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1938. He worked with his father in their men's shoe store on Main Street and subsequently became a life insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life where he excelled, becoming a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and was appointed a district agent for Northern California. He served on the Board of Sacramento Life Underwriters Association and was awarded the outstanding agent in the Sacramento Agency of the Life Underwriters Association in 1971, 1975 and 1978. He was always involved with the town he loved so much. A few of his many accomplishments include helping to establish the Yolo County Horseman's Association and serving as its first president; helping to establish the Yolo County Taxpayer's Association, serving as its first president; he was a member of the local school board from 1981 to 1983; he helped organize the first Woodland High School homecoming and parade. He was a member of the Woodland Elks Club, Yolo Fliers Club and the Sutter Club of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Pauline DeMaria. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret; three children, Diane Mengali of Davis, Denise Lewis of Woodland and Anthony DeMaria of Guinda. He leaves five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. All donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society. Services will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at noon.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 29, 2005.)

* * * * * *

Dennis DeMaria, Jr. (2nd of 2 obits.)

Dennis DeMaria Jr., died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at age 89.

Mr. DeMaria was born Aug. 19, 1916 in Woodland. He was a life-long resident of Woodland. He attended Holy Rosary Academy and Woodland High School. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1938. He worked with his father in their men's shoe store on Main Street and subsequently became a life insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life where he became a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and was appointed a district agent for Northern California. He served on the Board of Sacramento Life Underwriters Association and was awarded the outstanding agent in the Sacramento Agency of the Life Underwriters Association in 1971, 1975 and 1978. He helped to establish the Yolo County Horseman's Association and served as its first president; helped to establish the Yolo County Taxpayer's Association, serving as its first president; he was a member of the local school board from 1981 to 1983; and he helped organize the first Woodland High School homecoming and parade. He was a member of the Woodland Elks Club, Yolo Fliers Club and the Sutter Club of Sacramento.

Survivors include Mr. DeMaria's second wife, Margaret; his daughters, Diane Mengali of Davis and Denise Lewis of Woodland; his son, Anthony DeMaria of Guinda; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Pauline DeMaria.

The family requests memorials in Mr. DeMaria's name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon today, Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery following the Mass. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, September 30, 2005.)

De MARIA

Pauline M. De Maria

Pauline M. De Maria died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at age 84.

Born Dec. 7, 1918, in St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. De Maria had been a Yolo County resident for 67 years. She was a member of the daughters of American Revolution; attended College of Holy Names San Francisco, Lone Mountain.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis De Maria; daughters, Diane Mengali of Davis and Denise Lewis of Woodland; son, Anthony De Maria of Benicia; brother, James Cox of LaFayette; grandchildren, Elizabeth Lewis and Anthony Mengali, both of Woodland, Brendon Mengali of San Francisco, Kathryn De Maria of Wisconsin, and Michelle Flowers of Rocklin; and great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Kristen J. Flowers, both of Rocklin.

The family requests memorials be directed to California Alzheimer's Association; and Yolo Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Holy Rosary Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 20, 2003.)

de ROPP

Kathleen E. de Ropp

Kathleen Elizabeth "Betty" de Ropp died of leukemia Feb. 8, 2004, at St. John's Retirement Village in Woodland. She was 79.

She was born Betty Knowlman on July 29, 1924, in Finchley, England. After high school she completed a course in horticulture, and then worked as a gardener at Kew Gardens during World War II. There, she met her future husband, Robert S. de Ropp.

She emigrated to the United States, where she married Robert and built a life with him first in Rocklin County, New York, and then in rural Sonoma County, endeavoring to live simply off the land.

She was an avid gardner, and she and her husband grew fruits, vines, vegetables and even wheat, in addition to many ornamental plants. She also raised chickens and helped process her husband's ocean fishing catches. Every harvest season was followed by a massive canning and freezing production. She was known for her wonderful meals and desserts, made from scratch using homegrown ingredients, her family said.

She supported her husband, a scientist and author, by typing his numerous book manuscripts and showing hospitality to his many students and visitors.

She loved poetry, classical music, good humor, sweets, giving gifts and exchanging letters and phone calls with friends.

She spent her final years in Yolo County in order to be near her son Jeffrey and his family and receive assisted living care.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by a sister, Barbara Kimber, and a brother, Brian Knowlman, both of England, and four children, James de Ropp of Knoxville, Tenn., Susan Huntsman of Havelock, N.C., Sally de Ropp of Blauvelt, N.Y., and Jeffrey de Ropp of Davis. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

A private memorial service is planned.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 12, 2004.)

DEAKIN

Monte LeMoyne Deakin

Monte LeMoyne Deakin, a local plumber for 35 years, died Jan. 7, 2006. He was 60.

Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Davis Christian Assembly.

Born in Clearfield, Penn., Oct. 7, 1945, he was married to Judith Ann Kozivra for the past 30 years.

His hobbies included collecting Civil War artifacts and antiques, as well as hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Chester Deakin Sr. and Virginia Mae Pelton; and a son, Scott Deakin.

He is survived by his wife, Judy of Davis; his children, William Chester Deakin of Utah and April Ann Deakin of Davis; his siblings, Douglas Deakin of Woodland, Joan Whyel of Vacaville, and Sandra Hylton of Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Those who wish to sign a guest book on line may do so by visiting www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 10, 2006.)

D'ANTONIO

Debra Jo (Piazza) D'Antonio

Debra Jo (Piazza) D'Antonio of Woodland died at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento on Monday, Feb. 6 at age 47.

Mrs. D'Antonio was born May 14, 1958 in Sacramento to Donald and Olga (Musso) Piazza. She had been a Yolo County resident for seven years. She received her bachelor's degree from CSU Sacramento and had worked in the communications field. For the last three years, she was employed as a customer service representative for Comcast Communications and previously had worked for Sprint Communications for five years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mrs. D'Antonio's husband of 13 years, Vincent L. D'Antonio and her daughter Gina D'Antonio, both of Woodland; her brother, Dana Piazza and his wife Katrina of Montclair, Va.; her stepmother, Elizabeth Piazza of Sacramento; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Antonio's name be directed to the Benevolent Account College Trust in the name of Gina F. D'Antonio, Acct. No. 1882305569, c/o Washington Mutual Bank, 1224 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, 95776; 330 E St., Davis, 95616; or any other branch.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland with Deacon Ed Kull officiating. Visitation will follow from 10 to 11 a.m. with interment following at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 12, 2006.)

DEAN

Lydia A. Dean

Mrs. Lydia Dean passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on Nov. 1, 1922 in Winters, she was 77 years old.

Mrs. Dean was the daughter of Mariano and Adoracion Munoz who came to Winters from Spain in 1915. The Munoz family ran a ranch in the Wolfskill area of Winters for over 50 years where Mrs. Dean was raised.

Mrs. Dean attended Winters High School. She worked for many years as a home health care giver in Winters. She may be most remembered as the lady who rode her 3 wheel bicycle around town.

She is survived by her daughter Learetta L. Parrett of Alexandria, Virginia, her grandchildren Michael Pina of Salinas, and Christine Bess Silverman of San Leandro. She also leaves her sisters Emily Martino of Davis, Doris Carrick of Winters, Lena Estepa of Woodland, Mariana Zimmerman of Sparks, Nevada, Julia Peddersen of Winters and Carmelita Andre of Woodland.

Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 23, at 1 p.m. at Winters Cemetery. Pastor Tom Norvell officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 9, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

DEAN

Robert Stanton Dean

Robert Stanton Dean died Saturday, Dec. 10 at his home in Woodland at age 70.

Mr. Dean was born in Woodland on Feb. 15, 1935 to Guy and Ruth (Stanton) Dean. He was a life-long Yolo County resident. He attended local schools, including Woodland High School. For more than 20 years, he was employed as a laborer in the construction trade.

Survivors include Mr. Dean's brother, David S. Dean and his wife Dorothy of Livermore; his stepfather, Robert Aguilar of Elk Grove; his stepsisters, Victoria and Martha Aguilar, both of Sacramento; his stepbrothers, Steven Aguilar of Reno, Nev. and Manuel Aguilar of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wesley G. Dean; and his longtime companion, Maida Graham.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Dean's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Dean, private services will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday December 17, 2005.)

DEAN

Roma Jean Dean

Roma Jean Dean died Oct. 10, 2004, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 94.

A private family interment will be held at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, Ariz.

Born Sept. 16, 1910, she was a native of Iowa. She lived in Sun City, Ariz., for 24 years prior to her move to California.

She had a varied work history, teaching high school in Iowa in her early years. She began a second career with the state of California as an employment counselor, retiring after 20 years of service.

She was known for her love of worldwide travel and as someone who embraced new experiences.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sidney Dean, in 1987; sister, Alpha Koerner, in 2001; and son-in-law, Robert Severns, in 1981.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Severns of Oakland; grandson, Wendell Severns and his wife Kim of Woodland; granddaughter, Pam Landes and her husband Roger of Meridian, Idaho; great-grandchildren, Tara and Katelyn Jett of Woodland, and Crystal, Melissa and Christopher Landes of Meridian, Idaho; and close family friends, Deana and Quinton Rogers of Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, in her name. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

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

DeANGELIS

Edward A. DeAngelis

Edward A. DeAngelis, age 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 12, 1911, in New York, New York to Edwardo and Lucia DeAngelis.

Following his retirement, DeAngelis and his wife moved from New York City to Florida, then relocated to El Macero eight years ago to be with their daughter, Ruth Ann Kinsella.

DeAngelis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen DeAngelis; daughters, Ruth Ann Kinsella of El Macero and Judith Colleton and her husband Tom of Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Sean Kinsella; Helen Kinsella and her husband Jason Walsch; Katheryn Kinsella and her husband Dean Soloaga; Kevin Kinsella and his wife Uniit; Michael Welsh and his wife Debbe; and Craig Welsh.

He also is survived by his eight great-grandchildren: Hannah Kinsella, Kii Edward Kinsella, Matthew Kinsella-Walsch, Isabel Soloaga, Camille Soloaga, Brandon Welsch, Taylor Ann Welsch and Stephen Welsch.

A memorial mass will be scheduled at a future date.

Those who wish to sign a virtual guest book may do so by visiting www.davisfuneral.com.

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

DEATHERAGE

Terry Morris Deatherage

Terry Morris Deatherage died at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at age 47.

Born April 3, 1955, in Pennsylvania. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Woodland. Mrs. Deatherage graduated from Woodland High School in 1973. After graduating from high school she worked for Mobil Chemical, in their graphics design department for a few years. In May of 1992, she married Corlyn Deatherage, also of Woodland. In October of that year the couple moved to Lewiston, Idaho. The couple moved to Colfax, Wash. in 1999, and two years later they retired and moved to Clarkston, Wash., where she resided until her death. According to her family members, "she touched the lives of many people bringing joy and happiness into their lives. A quote from George Regas, 'The important things in life cannot be gotten in advance. They must be gathered fresh everyday,' was a favorite of hers."

Mrs. Deatherage is survived by her husband, Corlyn Deatherage of Clarkston, Wash.; mother, Dot Morris of Sacramento; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and John Howard of Colfax, Wash.; brother, John Morris of Carmichael; and nephews, Robert and Brian Howard of Colfax, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russ Baughman, in 1988.

A memorial service is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Lewiston, Idaho.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the charity of the donor's choice, in her behalf.

Brower Wann Memorial Chapel in Lewiston, Idaho is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 18, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

DeBOLT

Walter Wayne DeBolt

Walter Wayne DeBolt died Sunday, Feb. 26 at age 92.

Mr. DeBolt was born Aug. 25, 1913 to Amos and Nora DeBolt in Arbuckle. He graduated from Arbuckle High School and worked as a warehouseman for most of his adult years.

Survivors include Mr. DeBolt's wife of 72 years, Helen DeBolt; his daughter, Sharon Lukehart; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynn DeBolt; his sisters, Thelma, Evelyn and Eileen and his brothers, Claude, Vernon, Pinkie and Lloyd.

Services: A farewell gathering is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, March 6 at the Arbuckle Golf Course Club House. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

DEGELMAN

Nan Elizabeth Townsend Degelman

Surrounded by her family, Nan Elizabeth Townsend Degelman died Jan. 19, 2003 at the age of 86. She lived a rich and varied life.

Born in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 15, 1916, she moved to the Bay Area with her family. During the Depression, she became aware of the suffering of many working people who became homeless. During the general strike of 1934, she also observed machine guns placed on the rooftops of San Francisco buildings. These experiences inspired a life dedicated to peace and social justice.

She attended Reed College and earned a master's degree in social work from the University of California. After graduation, she departed for New York City where she lived in Greenwich Village, worked as a social worker and pursued her love of photography.

In Manhattan, she met and married John Degelman, a ship's radio operator and organizer for the National Maritime Union. Both she and John were members of the Communist Party when the promise of socialism attracted the best and the brightest.

The couple moved to Boston in 1941, where she gave birth to Sarah and Charlie. In 1947, the family moved to Littleton, Mass., where John began a career in medical-based electronics. A son Norman was born in 1954.

Following the death of her husband in 1964, she returned to Manhattan, where she earned a master's degree in English as a second language from New York University. She and her son Norman moved to the Bay Area where she taught ESL. In San Francisco, her interest in writing and led to a productive output of poetry, essays and memoirs that she continued for the rest of her life.

She retired from teaching and moved to the Sierra where she lived with her companion, Merle Simmons, a well-known nature photographer. After Simmons' death, she moved to Davis, where she participated in community life and advocated on a number of social and political fronts.

During her stay in Davis, she began to notice physical symptoms she attributed to agricultural toxins. She worked to influence policy concerning pollution in the Sacramento basin until the emerging symptoms of amytrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) made it imperative that she leave Davis. She relocated to San Francisco.

Despite an inability to speak brought on by Lou Gehrig's disease, she interacted with great energy and enthusiasm with her family and friends. She lived her final months, days and hours with the same grace, beauty, enthusiasm and independence that characterized her entire life. Bringing her life full circle, she died during the largest anti-war demonstration since the Vietnam War, marking a resurgence of peace activism in San Francisco.

She is survived by her sister, Jane Brown; daughter, Sarah Fuhro; sons, Charles and Norman; grandchildren, Tikvah and John Fuhro, Jocelyn and Jacob Benford, and Julianna Degelman; and great-grandchildren, Brian and Lillian O'Leary, Nate and Eli Benford, and Emily Ahn/Benford. Nephew Peter Brown, niece Nan Brown Egloff and their spouses and children also celebrate her life.

A memorial gathering will be held in San Francisco on a date to be determined. Contributions in her name can be made to the San Francisco office of the American Friends Service Committee.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, February 15, 2003.)

DEGENKOLB

Virginia L. Degenkolb

Virginia L. Degenkolb died in Davis on Jan. 20, 2003. Born Dec. 12, 1921, she was 81 years old.

For most of her life she was active in church and community organizations in the Sacramento, Davis and Central Valley areas. In her later years she traveled extensively with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Oris Degenkolb of Davis; son, Charles Degenkolb, his wife Martha and their two sons Skyler and Tanner, all of Putney, Vt.; daughter, Nancy Degenkolb of San Jose; brothers, Dale Swift of San Jose and Roy Swift of Reedsport, Ore.; and sisters, Lois Swift of Granite Bay, Doreen Guisewite of Auburn and Betty Selby of Suffolk, Va.,

A memorial service will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 824, Sacramento, CA 95812.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 25, 2003.)

DEH

John Deh

John Deh died on March 14, 2000. Born on Sept. 12, 1923, he was 76.

On Monday, March 13, he was found unconscious at his apartment complex parking lot and taken to Sutter Davis hospital. It was thought he had fallen and hurt himself.

Later, when his family was notified, a CT scan was requested and it revealed that extensive damage was done to his brain. An autopsy indicated that a few days earlier he had suffered a mild stroke and the fall had compounded the hemorrhaging.

Born in San Francisco as Deh You Jung, he was better known as ``Uncle'' John or John by his friends. At the age of 19, in December 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving as a wireless operator, stationed mostly in the Pacific area and honorably discharged in October 1945.

Starting his career in Hawaii in 1946, he continued to be employed with the federal government in the communications field. In 1959, he transferred to Davis to return to the mainland because of his desire to be closer to family and friends. The station in Davis was deactivated in June 1968 and he was transferred to Battlecreek, Mich.

In May 1974, he retired from civil service due to a disability and returned to Davis.

He lived in the same apartment on Sycamore Lane for more than 26 years. He loved to be among the students and all the facets of college community life. He attended and enjoyed many of the campus events -- such as jazz, theater, lectures and sports -- and would invite his sister and their families to join him. Although his vision was impaired, he bicycled over Davis every day, visiting his large circle of friends.

He will always be remembered for his wisdom that he instilled in all who knew him, family members said. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his brothers, Bob, David and Harry; sister, Helen and her husband, Clifford Tom; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.

His request was to be cremated with no services. He wished that his friends and family would come together one last time for a good time, share some food and remembrances. The celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Hometown Buffet, 4300 Florin Road in Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation or to any of UC Davis' scholarship programs.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 19, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DEL
CASTILLO

Sara Crawford del Castillo

Sara Crawford del Castillo, a second grade teacher who taught in California public schools before her retirement in 1992, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26. Ms. del Castillo was 82 years of age.

Sara was born on March 15, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the daughter of Harold E. del Castillo and Helen Graham Farrar. The family moved to Houston, Texas in 1932 where Sara was raised by her father and stepmother, Elizabeth "Bess" del Castillo and graduated from Lamar High School. She married Ernest William Goodwin on April 3, 1943 and moved to Albuquerque, N.M. after her husband left the Army Air Corps at the close of World War II. Sara and Bill Goodwin had seven children together. Sara was a busy full time mother active in church, scouting and other activities.

Sara and Bill Goodwin were divorced in 1970. Relocating to Monterey, Sara supported herself and her children taking in boarders (especially Japanese adults studying English) and started college with the goal of regaining her proficiency in Spanish and becoming a school teacher. She graduated from the University of California in Santa Cruz in 1976. Sara taught in elementary schools in Colorado and California before retiring in 1992. She loved teaching English to Spanish speaking children, but was also interested in teaching Spanish to her English speaking students.

After retirement, Sara moved back to Albuquerque to be near family. She moved to Portland, Ore. in 2001 to be near one of her children. Known to her siblings as "Sadie," to many of her friends as "Sally" or "Sara," known to her grandchildren as "Abuela," Sara lived a rich and varied life throughout the western United States and touched many lives, young and old along the way. Following retirement, she visited her many cousins in Cartagena, Colombia. She stayed in touch with this part of the family until her death.

She is survived by her children Bill and his wife Gloria, Rafael and his wife Lea, Greg and his wife Michele, Marc and his wife Kay, Rebecca and her husband Wayne Graffis, Peter and his wife Doris and Stephanie and her husband Eden Showers, along with 20 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are four of her seven siblings sisters Terry Fahrenthold of Houston, Texas and Alice Jackson and Penny Christensen, as well as brother David del Castillo of Albuquerque, N.M. Sara was preceded in death by her sisters Helen Brook of Davis and Laural Case of Albuquerque, as well as her brother Harold E. "Bud" del Castillo of Albuquerque.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, Albuquerque, N.M.. Officiating will be Sara's nephew, Tim Fahrenthold of First United Methodist Church in Big Lake, Texas. Contributions may be sent to the Apple Tree Foundation, PMB 104, 1296 East Gibson Road, Woodland, 95776, specifying the Sara del Castillo fund for the Dingle Elementary School Library.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 03, 2004.)

DELGADO

Delfino Delgado

Delfino Delgado died at Cottonwood Healthcare Center on May 30, 2005. He was 74.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Chapel, 327 College St. in Woodland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church, corner of Walnut and Court streets in Woodland. Interment will follow at Knights Landing Cemetery on County Road 102 in Knights Landing.

Born Dec. 22, 1930, to Carlos and Sofia (Arellano) Delgado in Buena Vista, Guanajuato, Mexico, he grew up and attended schools there prior to moving to Yolo County, where he lived for the past 35 years. He was employed as a laborer in Yolo County agriculture for more than 30 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Hortencia and Norma Delgado of Woodland; and six sons, Roberto, Delfino and Raul Delgado of Woodland, Danny Delgado of Sacramento, Gustavo Delgado of Esparto and Horacio Delgado of Bakersfield.

He is further survived by his brothers, Robert Delgado of Woodland, and Juan and Refugio Delgado of Guanajuato, Mexico; and a sister, Elena Campos Delgado of Guanajuato, Mexico; 29 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 1, 2005.)

Dela TORRES

Delfin 'Del' Dela Torres

On Friday, March 19, 2004 at the age of 86, Delfin "Del" Dela Torres, passed away in his home. His wife Caryl and a close family friend, Michael Neigg, were with him.

Del was born in Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii on May 1, 1917. He was the youngest of thirteen children born to Antonio Dela Torres and Maria Caba Dela Torres. Antonio and Maria, along with four siblings at that time, migrated from Roja, Granada, Spain in April 1907 to start a new life in Hawaii. There, they worked on the sugar cane plantations. In 1928 when Del was 11, the family moved to California where they started their own family farming business, first in Morgan Hill and later in Gilroy. In 1942, hearing that farmland was plentiful in Yolo County, Del moved to Woodland. It was here that Del met and married his first wife Frieda Glunz Linderman and had three children. Along with raising his own family, Del took care of his aging parents. He bought them their home in Gilroy and supported them until their death. His love of family was strong and he continued that love with his own wife and children.

At the end of World War II, Del's brother Frank, joined him in Woodland where they farmed together for 34 years. When Frank retired in 1978, Del's son Ron Dela Torres became his partner and they farmed together until Del retired in 1986.

His love of farming started at the age of six, when to help his father get some rest at night, he would lie down in the ditch at the end of a row of tomatoes that was being irrigated. When the water reached him and got him wet, he would wake up and move to the next row. In those years everything was done by hand. No gadgets, no machines and no help, just hard, physical work and he truly loved what he did. He was the happiest when he was doing anything that had to do with farming. While most farmers took the winter months off, Del could be found in his shop fabricating equipment for the farm. He came up with several ideas that helped make farming a little easier.

Del was a unique person. He was a self made man. His education stopped at the sixth grade, but he could add a list of numbers in his head faster than a person with a pencil and paper and be accurate to the penny. He had a talent for music. He could pick up any instrument and teach himself how to play. The harmonica was his favorite. As a young adult, Del enjoyed flying airplanes. Although an automobile accident ended his ability to pilot an airplane, he never lost his love of aircraft. He would read anything that had to do with planes and could answer any questions about them. His word and his handshake was better that any contract because it could not be brokern (sic). He didn't lie, cheat or steal and if you were his friend, it was for life. He will be greatly missed after life.

Del is survived by his wife Caryl, son Ron Dela Torres and wife Linda, daughters Tina Tafoya and husband David, Sue Dela Torres, all of Woodland, grandchildren Ann Dela Torres of Reno, Ronda Neil of Oakley Ca., Allison Dela Torres, Stephanie Ruardado, Cory Acosta, all of Woodland, Melissa Tafoya of Sacramento, Chris and Margie Linderman of Dunsmuir, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Del was preceded in death by his first wife Frieda, his parents Antonio and Maria; twelve brothers and sisters and stepson, David Linderman.

Graveside services at Monument Hill Memorial Park are scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2004 at 11:30 a.m.

The family requests that remembrances be in the form of flowers or donations to the charity of the donor's choice. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 23, 2004.)

DELAMARTRE

William E. DeLaMartre

William E. DeLaMartre died on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2000. His wife of 53 years, Joyce, was at his side.

He was 75 years old. Born Oct. 7, 1925 in St. Paul, Minn., DeLaMartre had battled with the effects of a serious stroke for several years.

He was raised in St. Paul and served his country in the U.S. army during World War II. After his retirement from the Brown and Bigelow Company, he and his wife moved to Clinton, Minn., where they resided until 1998 when they moved to Topaz, Calif. The couple arrived in Davis in Sept. 1999 to be near their daughter.

DeLaMartre loved fishing, gardening and camping. He was active for years in the Davis United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.

DeLaMartre is survived by his wife, Joyce DeLaMartre of Davis; his daughter, Pat Gray and husband John of Davis; and son Bob DeLaMartre and wife Melissa of Duluth, Minn.; and a brother, Robert DeLaMartre and wife Audrey of Fridley, Minn.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Davis United Methodist Church on 1620 Anderson Road. In lieu of flowers, the DeLaMartre family requests that remembrances be made in his name to the Davis United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," January 08, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DELANO

Rosemond Belknap Delano

Rosemond Belknap Delano, a former Davis resident, died Aug. 1, 2003, at VacaValley Hospital after a brief illness. She was 96.

She was born March 19, 1907, in South Royalton, Vt. She attended the University of Vermont, Plymouth Teachers College in New Hampshire and graduated from Keene (N.H.) Teachers College in 1928.

As a young bride, she traveled with her husband to California, where she eventually taught for 29 years: first in Altura, then Quincy, where she was principal of Pioneer Elementary School for three years and finally in Red Bluff, where she taught kindergarten and reading for 18 years. She earned her California teaching credential and reading specialist certificate from Chico State College.

After retiring, she and her husband moved to Davis, then Vacaville.

Devoted first to her family and her church, was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and the Order of the Eastern Star. A life member of the National Education Association, she was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers honorary society. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, gardening and reading and also became involved in her husband's cycling hobby after retiring.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Edward R. Delano.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Edward and Karen Delano of Elk Grove, daughter and son-in-law Joy and Stan Newell of Folsom, daughter Joanna Eaton of Vacaville, 17 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

At her request, no services will be held. Interment will be in the Belknap family plot at River View Cemetery in South Royalton.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 6, 2003.)

DeLEON

Eufilia Navarro DeLeon

Eufilia Navarro DeLeon died in Woodland Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 at age 67.

Mrs. DeLeon was born Sept. 3, 1937 in El Paso, Texas and had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. She was a graduate of Mt. Sac College in Walnut receiving an associate degree and worked within social services for three years.

Survivors include Mrs. DeLeon's daughter, Margarita Garcia and her husband Marco of Woodland, her son Jesse DeLeon of Sacramento, sister Guadalupe Zaragoza of Pomona, two granddaughters Angela Vidales and Marlyn Echavarria, five great-grandchildren Angel Garcia, Raymond Echavarria Jr., Alexys Martinez, Cristian and Damien Vidales.

Services: A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 12, 2004.)

DELFIN

Armando Apodaca Delfin

Armando Apodaca Delfin died in his Woodland home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at age 67.

Born June 10, 1934, in La Mesilla, N.M., Mr. Delfin was the son of the late Ramon and Rosa Delfin. He was raised in Herndon and moved to the Woodland area where he lived and raised his family for the last 35 years.

He served as a staff sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church were he served as an usher until his illness. He was self employed as an irrigation specialist and had many farmer friends throughout Yolo County. According to his family members, "he loved to travel and spend time with his family. He enjoyed movies and was an avid gardener."

Mr. Delfin is survived by his wife, Mary Delfin of Woodland; daughters, Corina Delfin, Amanda Delfin and her partner, Kimberlee Kristofferson of Sacramento; sons, Mark Delfin and wife Cynthia and Matthew Delfin, all of Woodland; stepson, John Castillo of Fresno; and grandchildren, Natalie, Naomi, Melissa, and Kaylee Delfin, Joshua and Rachel Lowe, Christopher and Tiana Castillo.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Henry Delfin, Ida Duran, Corina Villegas of Fresno, Joe Delfin of Anaheim, Max Delfin of Riverside and Ray Delfin of Vista; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A vigil service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at McNary's Chapel.

A funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be conducted privately.

The family requests memorials be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous; or Holy Rosary Catholic Church Fund.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, April 12, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

DeLEON

Eufilia Navarro DeLeon

Eufilia Navarro DeLeon died in Woodland Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 at age 67.

Mrs. DeLeon was born Sept. 3, 1937 in El Paso, Texas and had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. She was a graduate of Mt. Sac College in Walnut receiving an associate degree and worked within social services for three years.

Survivors include Mrs. DeLeon's daughter, Margarita Garcia and her husband Marco of Woodland, her son Jesse DeLeon of Sacramento, sister Guadalupe Zaragoza of Pomona, two granddaughters Angela Vidales and Marlyn Echavarria, five great-grandchildren Angel Garcia, Raymond Echavarria Jr., Alexys Martinez, Cristian and Damien Vidales.

Services: A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 12, 2004)

DELGADO

Pablo Nunez Delgado

Pablo Nunez Delgado died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, April 9 at age 73.

Mr. Delgado was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Ciudad Atolinga, Zacatecas, Mexico to the late Encarnacion and Eliosa Nunez Delgado. He had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. He worked as a field laborer and retired from the Contadina Foods Cannery after 33 years. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mr. Delgado's wife, Rojelia Sanchez Delgado; his daughters, Maria Sanchez and her husband Rutilio, Gloria Guzman and her husband Lorenzo, Yolanda Delgado and her husband Angel, all of Woodland and Teresa Ramirez and her husband Guillermo of Oxnard; his sons, Lorenzo Delgado of Woodland and Jaime Delgado and his wife Rebecca of Dixon; his grandchildren, Guillermo Ramirez Jr., Carla Serratos and her husband Alberto, Claudia Pacheco and her husband Raymond, Robert Ramirez, Lorenzo Antonio Guzman, Angel Delgado Jr., Natalie Ramirez, Carina Guzman, Jaime Miguel Delgado, Krystal Delgado, Erik Delgado and Nicolas Delgado; his great-grandson, Jonathan Daniel Ramirez; his sisters, Nolberta Delgado and her husband Manuel of Arteaga, Mexico and Victorina Bugarin and her husband Miguel of Woodland; his brother, Salvador Delgado of Guadalajara, Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lorenzo Delgado.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Delgado's name be directed to the Holy Rosary Building Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. today, Thursday, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15 at Holy Rosary with Father Perez officiating. Interment to follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 14, 2005.)

DELGADILLO

Edmundo Delgadillo

Edmundo Delgadillo passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on Nov. 20,1956 in Mexico, he was 42 years old.

Mr. Delgadillo has been a resident of Winters for the past 13 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marina Delgadillo.

He is survived by his wife, Antonia Delgadillo, of Winters; father, Juan Delgadillo, of Mexico; children, Edmundo Delgadillo, Jr. of Woodland, Lizbeth Delgadillo of Winters and Violeta Delgadillo of Winters; brothers, Pedro Delgadillo of Texas, Pablo Delgadillo of Winters, Juan de la Cruz Delgadillo of Mexico; sisters, Eelia Valdivia of Winters, Maria e Jesus Fregozo of Vacaville, Eladia Ramirez of Los Angeles, Ampelia Delgadillo of Mexico, Teodomira Delgadillo de Mercado of Mexico, Maria del Carmen Delgadillo of Sacramento and Marina Delgadillo de Mercado of Mexico; and three grandchildren Austin, Francisco and marina.

The evening vigil was held on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthonys Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthonys Catholic Church. Father Joseph P. Ternullo presided over the mass. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 11, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

DELMAGE

John Houston Delmage

John Houston Delmage died at his home in Knights Landing Sunday, April 10 at age 86.

Mr. Delmage was born March 24, 1919 in Manitoba, Canada to William and Mary Lamb Delmage. He had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He graduated from Portage High School in Indiana in 1937. He served during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. While in the service, he earned a number of service medals including two Purple Hearts, four Bronze Stars and two Presidential Unit Citations. After the war, Mr. Delmage worked as a crane operator in the steel industry for 42 years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1985 of Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Delmage's wife of 64 years, Bette Delmage of Knights Landing; his daughters, Jackie Wilson of Woodland and Cyndi Putnam of Clayton; his son, Mitch Delmage of Knights Landing; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Eva Udick and Muriel Schavy and his brother, Mervin Delmage all of Portage, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Delmage; his sister, Elsie Oswald and his brother, Clifford Delmage.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 327 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at Victory Praise Tabernacle, 42236 Fourth St., Knights Landing with Pastor Jim McLean officiating. Interment will follow the service at Knights Landing Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 13, 2005.)

DELOREFICE

Vivian N. Jacobson Delorefice

Vivian N. Jacobson Delorefice, 78, of Vacaville, passed away at home on July 9, 2004. She was born in Savo, South Dakota and lived in the Berkeley/El Cerrito area until moving to Vacaville in 1982.

Vivian was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a compassionate and loyal friend to many. Poetry writing, stamp collecting and family genealogy were among her many interests.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Judy Delorefice of Fairfield and Dan and Patricia Delorefice of Winters; daughter Diana Patrette of Vacaville; grandsons Daryl Delorefice and Todd Delorefice of Fairfield, Guy Delorefice of Healdsburg, Beau Patrette of Woodland, Chad Patrette of Dixon; granddaughters Dawn Delorefice of Eugene, Oregon, Erin Delorefice of Santa Monica, Juli Delorefice of Natomas, Danielle Delorefice of Woodland and Allison Delorefice of Winters; six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial gathering with family and friends will be held July 24 in Winters. Memorial contributions are preferred, and may be sent to North Bay Hospice Foundation, 1300 Oliver Road, Fairfield, CA 94534.

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

DELWICHE

Constant Collin Delwiche

Constant Collin Delwiche died Sept. 22, 2001. Born on Nov. 27, 1917, he was 83 years old. He was known for his work at UC Berkeley and UC Davis and his participation in the military, but his interests ranged far beyond that.

Born as a twin in Green Bay, Wis., to a family of seven siblings, he was raised in an agricultural community and took on responsibilities in the family dairy farm early in his youth.

He attended a one-room school for most of his childhood. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin. In 1940 he moved to Berkeley to begin his doctoral work at the University of California. It was there that he met Alice Kerr, who was to become his wife.

His college years were interrupted, as were many others, by World War II, in which he served in the 88th Infantry Glider Division.

After returning home from the war, he completed his doctoral work at Berkeley, receiving a Ph.D. in geo-micro-biochemistry. He remained on the faculty in Berkeley until 1963, when he moved his family to Davis. He continued to work at the university in the department of soils and plant nutrition.

In 1974, he retired as a major general commanding the 91st Division of the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from UC Davis in 1990. There he had served as the chairman of the department of land, air and water resources. After his retirement from UC Davis, he served as the interim head of the National Institute on Global Environmental Change.

Delwiche's wide range of talents included being a private pilot, ham radio operator, amateur astronomer and artisan. He built much of his own furniture, his home and the equipment for his hobbies; and did his own electronics, plumbing, carpentry and even optics, grinding his own telescope mirrors.

He restored old cars and engines, was an avid horticulturist and a storyteller and made his own pickles.

He participated in the building of the St. James Church and the University Faculty Club at UC Davis. He was involved in the Emeritus Association at UC Davis, and was a member of the Yolo Amateur Radio Society and other professional and amateur societies. As his sons grew up, he was a leader in youth organizations, including Boy Scouts and 4-H.

His friends, family and colleagues knew him as an energetic contributor to the community. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice K. Delwiche of Davis; and sons, Norman E. Delwiche and his wife Annemette of Okanogan, Wash., Mark E. Delwiche of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Joseph C. Delwiche and his wife Terry of Lakewood, Colo.; James A. Delwiche of Grass Valley; Richard C. Delwiche of San Francisco; and Charles F. Delwiche of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by six grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," September 25, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DEMARTINI

Albert Joseph DeMartini

Albert Joseph DeMartini died surrounded by his family, Friday, March 15, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, at age 81.

Born on Aug. 24, 1920, Mr. DeMartini was a native of North Beach in San Francisco, he was a well known Sutter Basin farmer since 1943.

He attended the Salesian's Boys School and Galileo High School. Before moving to Yolo County, he worked as a share holder of the San Francisco Scavenger Association.

Mr. DeMartini loved to farm, hunt and play golf, said family members. He was one of the founders of "the Italians Vs. the World Golf Tournament," a popular event since 1964 at the Yolo Fliers Country Club. He was a member of the Elks Club and Italian Catholic federation.

He loved people and will be remembered as an honest, loving person by his many friends, according to his family, who noted he lived a full life and will be deeply missed.

Mr. DeMartini is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsye Giusti DeMartini and children, Diane DeMartini Naekel, Joan Warren, Laura Sachs and Bret DeMartini. He has 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His grandchildren include, Julie Mifsud, Amy Conn, Kristen Tadlock, Marcus Klinkhammer, Elizabeth Thompson, Matthew Warren, Daniel Sachs, Davis Sachs, Francis DeMartini and Guiliano DeMartini.

he is also survived by sons-in-law Garry Warren and Jim Naekel and daughter-in-law Cindy DeMartini.

Visitation is scheduled at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, with the Rosary at 7 p.m., at McNary's Chapel in woodland.

The funeral mass is scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Holy Rosary church in Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Hospital, The Salesian's Boys Club of San Francisco or to a charity of the donors' of choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, March 18, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

DEMING

Marjorie Ruth Deming

Marjorie Ruth Deming died in Esparto, Sunday, Oct. 23 at age 86.

Mrs. Deming was born June 28, 1919 in Solano County. She had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She attended Armijo High School. She, along with her former husband "Bud" Freitas, owned and operated the Fairfield Meat Market. Later she was a personal secretary for former Solano County sheriffs, Thomas "Tommy" Joyce and Alan "Al" Cardoza. After retiring, she became a court reporter for 20 years, serving municipal and superior courts in Solano County and other jurisdictions. Upon retiring from this position, she and her husband, George, owned and operated the Pioneer Fruit Stand in Suisun Valley for five years. She belonged to the following clubs and organizations: Democrat State Central Committee, Fairfield-Suisun Wednesday Club president, Solano County board member of the American TB Association, Solano County board member of the American Cancer Society, board member of Fairfield Park and Recreation District, member of Rebekah Lodge and Fairfield's Holy Spirit Catholic Church. In 1961 she ran for and lost the primary election for the California State Assembly. She served on state Democrat party positions and was a delegate at the 1956 and 1960 Democrat Party conventions.

Survivors include Mrs. Deming's daughter, Muriel Darleen Freitas of Butte, N.D.; her son, John E. Freitas and his wife Jacqueline A. Segersten of Carmichael; stepdaughter, Patty Sparks of Las Vegas; her grandchildren, John E. Freitas III of Los Angeles, Anne E. Freitas of Sacramento, Kathrin Volochenko of Kief, N.D., Linda W. Bushey of American Canyon, Mathew E. Scally of Woodland; her step-granddaughter, Jennifer Freeworth of Sacramento; her great-grandchildren, Clay and Jacob Bushey and Julie Volson. She was preceded in death by her husband George Deming.

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

Services: A private memorial service is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Country Villa Mobile Home Park Club House in Esparto. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 28, 2005.)

DENBAUGH

Robert Paul Denbaugh

Robert Paul Denbaugh died April 23, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 45.

Born Sept. 29, 1959, in Santa Monica to Robert and Diane (Green) Denbaugh, he attended area schools until the family moved to South lake Tahoe, where he attended South Lake Tahoe High School.

He was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry for 11 years. A Yolo County resident for the past four years, he belonged to the Yolo Sportsman's Association and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Denbaugh; his uncle, Richard Green; and his grandparents, Frances and Paul Green.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina Denbaugh, and his mother, Diane Leight, both of Woodland; a sister, Lisa Denbaugh of San Diego; and a brother, David Denbaugh of Los Angeles.

He is further survived by his uncles, James Denbaugh of Camarillo and Tom Green of Orem, Utah; his aunts, Paula Spencer of Saugus, Sharon Green of Westchester and Margaret Green of Orem, Utah; and niece, Juliete Denbaugh, and nephew, Westley Denbaugh, both of Los Angeles.

Private family services with interment to follow will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

Evergreen Funeral Service is Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday April 27, 2005.)

DENKERS

David J. Denkers, Sr.

David J. Denkers Sr. of Davis died Dec. 11, 2003, after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

He was born in San Francisco Aug. 19, 1926, to Edith Seymour and Jacob P. Denkers. He grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended Fremont High School and served as student body president.

He served in the infantry in World War II, then in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He graduated from Stanford in 1949 and went on to work for Standard Oil Company for 29 years.

He and his wife, Kathleen, retired to Davis in 1979. He loved his family, garden, music, and computers. He taught "kindergarten computer class" to seniors at UC Davis for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen, his sons, David and Dirk, and three grandchildren, Bethany, Kenna, and Dane.

At the request of the deceased, no services will be held. His family is indebted to Yolo Hospice for its loving care.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 27, 2004.)

DENNETT

Robert K. Dennett

Robert K. Dennett died on Dec. 3, 1999, in Napa. Born on Oct. 18, 1921, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Kingsley and Mabel Dennett, he was 78.

In his early years he developed his twin passions for plants and swimming, which stayed with him for a lifetime.

He attended Punahou School in Hawaii, where he became an Olympic-caliber swimmer and began formal studies in plant science.

He graduated from Cornell University, completed graduate work at the University of Hawaii and earned a doctorate degree in plant genetics at Pennsylvania State University in 1954.

He was married for 46 years to Joan Mauser Hohl, who died in 1993.

He was a World War II veteran who was stationed in Hawaii and Guam. While in Guam, he was part of an experimental program that grew fresh vegetables to supplement the C-ration diet of the forward fighting forces.

His career in agriculture began as a flower breeder in Lompoc in 1954. He switched to cucumber and tomato breeding, working for such well-known companies such as Hunt's, Peto Seeds and Goldsmith Seeds.

It was during this time that he established a reputation as one of the first plant breeders to create hybrid tomatoes for the tomato processing industry.

He finished his career as a cotton breeder for his own company, Seeds of Tomorrow, which sold seeds in California, Arizona, India and Central America.

He is survived by three daughters and their families, Kathy Dennett of Napa, Ann Slavin of Davis and Susan Strathairn of Encinitas; three sons and their families, Charles Dennett of Woodland, Scott Dennett of Wasilla, Ala., and Alan Dennett of Napa; a brother, George Dennett of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; numerous friends; and his beloved dogs.

A graveside gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 5, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DENNIE

Richard L. Dennie

Richard L. Dennie, Ph.D., died on July 18, 2001, at a care facility in Woodland.

Born on July 7, 1921, in Spokane, Wash., he was 80 years old. He graduated from Fairfield High School and Eastern Washington State College. He received his master's and doctorate in psychology from the University of Nebraska.

He farmed in eastern Washington for 25 years and had a private practice in counseling in Spokane for more than 10 years. He was also director of counseling services at Lutheran Social Services and served on the sanity commission board at Eastern Washington State Hospital before he retired in 1993. He lived in Woodland for the last three years of his life.

He was active in community affairs, Toastmasters' International and the Inland Empire Appaloosa Club. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairfield and in Spokane. He loved sports (especially baseball and the Baltimore Orioles and Nebraska football), wildlife, physical fitness, reading and American political history.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claudia; three daughters, Lynn of Honolulu, Jan and her husband Daniel Gordon of San Luis Obispo, and Gail and her husband James Huttlinger of Sacramento; and two sons, Bruce and his wife Angie Dennie of Woodland, and Douglas and his wife Jane Yung Dennie of Bellevue, Wash.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rick and Veronica Gordon of San Luis Obispo, and Emma and Faith Dennie of Woodland, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Hal Dennie, of Spokane.

A memorial service will be in October in Spokane and private inurnment will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Rockford, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or to one of the following charities: Zion Lutheran Church in Fairfield, WA 99012; Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8304 East Buckeye, Spokane, WA 99212; or the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., #4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 1, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DENNIS

Voicie Mae Bertinoia Dennis

Voicie Mae Bertinoia Dennis, known by friends and family as Vickie, passed away April 15 in Vacaville.

Vickie was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and concealed her age, her date of birth and her age so well that they are unknown, but she assuredly lived a full life. Mrs. Dennis was a resident of Vacaville and was preceded in death by her husband Raymond “Buck” Dennis. Vickie retired from Northbay Hospital as a Registered Nurse after 40 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and sharing her maple trees with residents of Allendale and Vacaville. She was an absolute angel of a gal who loved, and is loved by, God. She gave tirelessly of herself and to others to assure their comfort ahead of hers. She had a great love for gardening and around Vicki, all things grew with love and direction.

She is survived by daughter Maria (Kent) Thompson of Vacaville; sons Bill Hicks of Cleveland, Ok., Gary (Rebecca) Hicks of Prescott, AR., Kenneth (Christyne) Bertinoia of Winters and John Bertinoia of Vacaville; sister Ermma Ridenour; brothers Paul, Steve and Butch; grandchildren Lihn, Raymond and Rebecca Hicks, Adam, Joe and Matthew Bertinoia, Casey Mills, Chad and Andrea Thompson, Ronny and Dallas Hicks, Kimberly and Bill Hicks; great-grandchildren Dylan, Christen, Alexis, Tenia, Tristian, Sevastian, Kateland, Haley, Dustin, lil’ Casey and Ravan; and longtime friends Goldie Maner, Willie Field, Lisa Saenz and Loraine Patterson.

Memorial services will be held at 203 Main Street Chapel in Winters on Saturday, April 29 at 4 p.m. with Pastor Rutledge officiating. A private internment will follow.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 27, 2006.)

DENSON

Verna Ellen (Fowler) Denson

Verna Ellen (Fowler) Denson died Aug. 27, 2001, at the age of 94. Born in Denton, Texas, on Feb. 18, 1907, to William and Zephy (Phillips) Fowler, she had been a Yolo County resident for the past 55 years.

She moved to Esparto in 1947, first working behind the famous Esparto Drug Store soda fountain where she began her love affair with the preparation and service of food. She went from the drug store to the old Yolo General Hospital and then to Woodland Memorial Hospital, and finally settled in for many years with the Davis Unified School District.

She had worked more than 30 years as a cook before retiring to her love of her family, her children and their children, camping, fishing, and most of all, continuing to cook and prepare feasts for the enjoyment of her large and extended family. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orion Denson; her brother, Hubert Fowler of Dallas; and her daughter, Margaret L. Firth of Davis.

She is survived by her son, Joe Denson and his wife Hazel of Davis; daughter, Kay Hernandez and her husband Jesse; and son-in-law Bill Firth, all of Davis. She is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

No visitation is scheduled prior to graveside services, which will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. The family requests that gifts in her memory be directed to the the donor's charity of choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 4, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DEROBERTIS

Frieda Frances Derobertis

Frieda Frances Derobertis was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Marysville and died on Aug. 18, 2005, in Davis. She was 82.

She died after a short battle with cancer. Her husband of 49 years, Anthony Derobertis, preceded her in death.

Family and friends are invited to recite a rosary on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

A native Californian, she was born to Karl and Frieda Schuler. At 21, she entered the U.S. Navy and served as a pharmacist's mate. She was stationed in San Francisco during World War II.

She was the maid of honor at her cousin's wedding where she met Tony Derobertis, who was the best man. They married in 1948 and lived first in the East Bay, later in Davis.

They moved to Davis in 1966. In Davis, she worked at Farmers' Insurance Co. as an underwriter for nearly 20 years. Friends say she took pride in helping Davis residents with their insurance needs and was pleasant and helpful.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing cards, and jazz. Several of her favorite trips included visits to Spain, Italy and Switzerland. She also loved flowers and was proud of her geraniums and freesia. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to a bridge club that met weekly.

Derobertis was a huge fan of New Orleans jazz and volunteered for many years at the Sacramento Jazz Festival. Her friends will remember her tapping her feet to the music and enjoying every note. She also was a volunteer with the Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary for many years, coordinating the volunteers' schedule for the gift shop and going on buying trips with friends from the group.

She is survived by her son, Edward Derobertis of Death Valley, and her daughter, Janice Jorgenson and her husband, Jim, of Hudson, Ohio. Two granddaughters also survive: Megan Jorgenson of Bainbridge, Ohio, and Heather Jorgenson of North Port, Fla. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to the Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1617, Davis 95617 or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 22, 2005.)

DeROCK

Susie L. DeRock

Susie DeRock died Nov. 12, 2004, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. She was 84.

Friends may stop by the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., today from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow the service at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born Jan. 15, 1920, in Potiras, Wash., she grew up in Scotts Bluff, Neb., where she graduated from high school. She married Dale N. DeRock in November 1939. The couple moved to Davis in June 1957, where they raised their family. She worked for more than 25 years for the California Department of Fish and Game as a certified public accountant.

She enjoyed bowling, a sport she was able to participate in until just two years ago. She was described by her family as an extremely kind and generous person without a temper.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 14, 1979, and son, Timothy DeRock, in 1951.

She is survived by her two sons, Gerald DeRock and his wife Zylphia of Woodland and Dale L. DeRock and his wife Maureen of Tennessee.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Brian M. DeRock, Christopher T. DeRock, Ian J. DeRock, Timothy A. DeRock and Elizabeth DeRock; and great-grandchildren Brian James DeRock and Tanya DeRock.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 15, 2004.)

DeRONDE

John Allen "Jack" DeRonde

Retired Solano County Court Judge John Allen "Jack" DeRonde died at his home April 8, 2003, after a brief battle with cancer.

DeRonde, 80, who devoted much of his life applying the law to peaceably resolve disputes, was a well-known and well-liked leader of Solano County's close-knit legal community.

More than a decade after retiring from the bench in 1990, DeRonde would still be warmly greeted with "Good morning, your honor" or "Hi, judge" from many of the court's employees he would see when visiting the court to handle a mediation or arbitration.

In his lifetime, DeRonde succeeded in three careers. Serving in the judiciary was DeRonde's second career. After 20 years in the military, he retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and in 1971 was appointed to serve on the Solano County justice court in Vacaville.

After moving up to the Northern Solano Municipal Court when it formed in 1973, DeRonde was first elected to the Superior Court in 1986. DeRonde's judicial career culminated in 1990 when he was named the county's presiding judge. But health problems, a bout with cancer that DeRonde successfully fought, interrupted his two-year term as presiding judge.

DeRonde's first career began when he responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor by signing up to serve in the Army Air Corps in 1942. As a second lieutenant, DeRonde was assigned to China, Burma and India before being honorably discharged as a captain.

After his first stint in the military DeRonde attended law school in New York while also working for the New York Central Railroad as a locomotive engineer and firefighter, prompting a lifetime interest in railroading.

After obtaining his law degree in 1951, DeRonde was called back to active duty and served during the Korea and Vietnam conflicts.

It was a tour of duty at Travis Air Force Base that led DeRonde and his family to establish themselves in Vacaville more than 40 years ago.

DeRonde's commitment to community service included playing a key role in the formation of the Travis Unified School District. His influence in the creation of the district prompted the school board to later name a street in his honor.

A scholarship for students entering law school will be created to honor DeRonde's memory and accomplishments. Information about the scholarship can be obtained through the Solano County Bar Association or by contacting the Fairfield law firm of DeRonde and DeRonde.

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

DEROSA

William R. DeRosa

William R. DeRosa died April 2, 2001, in his Granite Bay Home. Born Aug. 16, 1937, in Oakland, he was 63.

He was raised in Oakland and Concord. He owned DeRosa Candy Company in Concord for many years. He moved to El Macero in 1979 and started DeRosa Sales, a snack-food company, which is now located in Woodland. He lived in El Macero until moving to Granite Bay in 1991. He was very devoted to his family and loved his work.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Gail P. DeRosa, on March 24, 1991.

He is survived by his mother, Peg DeRosa of Concord; his beloved companion of many years, Mary Powers of Granite Bay; his children, Jeff DeRosa and wife Kathy of Manteca; Denise O'Brien and husband, Bob of Dixon; Tracy Freeman and husband, Dave of Dixon and Paul DeRosa of Sacramento. He is also survived by his sister, Diana Martin of Concord, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 West 14th St. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 4, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

DETER

Samuel Deter

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

"The Daily Bee," Sacramento Monday Evening November 21, 1859.

Near Knight's Landing, Yolo county, November 16th, by drowning, Samuel DETER, aged 39 years.

DEUPREE

Robert P. Deupree

Robert P. Deupree of Davis died in his sleep on April 16, 2004, due to complications from a stroke he suffered in 2001. He was 89 years old.

He graduated from Indianapolis' Shortridge High School in 1934 and soon after left for whatever adventures he might find in New York City. One job of interest was with a coffee company as an apprentice coffee taster, where he developed a lingering taste for coffee. He was in New York for another year before he left for Chicago to be of help to his mother.

When World War II began, he got a job with a divisions of American Airlines transporting war materiel to Europe. This job led to his joining the Air Force in 1942 as a first lieutenant navigator in B-24s. He served in the South Pacific theater until 1944, when he was injured and sent back to the States to recover. He was honorably discharged from the service with a Purple Heart on his release from the hospital.

He enrolled in Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1949. He continued his education at the University of Southern California, where he earned a master's degree in social work. This led him to a job with the California State Division of Adult Parole in 1954.

In 1960, he married Froydis and in 1961 his daughter, Joan, was born. He took a promotion within the Parole Department that required a move to Sacramento. In 1963 the family moved to their current residence of Davis.

In 1964, Deupree decided he had to become more active physically and began an exercise program by giving up elevators and climbing up and down nine flights of stairs in his office building morning and night. A number of his colleagues followed suit.

He loved tennis (he had a devastating first serve), hiking, biking and snowshoeing. He ran the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco four years in a row while in his 60s.

In 1974, he retired from the Department of Corrections and enrolled in the UC Davis teaching credential program. During his student teaching experience, he decided not to pursue a teaching position of his own. Instead, he worked with his wife in her classroom for the next 11 years at Whitehead Elementary School in Woodland.

Much of his bike exercise was gained by driving to Woodland with his wife each morning and biking 12 miles back to Davis at noon. It was on one of these fateful days when he wasn't wearing a helmet that he had an accident on his bike, which changed his life forever and eventually led to his stroke.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Froydis of Davis; daughters, Joan Smith of Sacramento, and Laurie Gunning of Palatine, Ill.; granddaughter, Nicole Smith of Sacramento; stepgrandson, Zack Hammond of Sacramento; sister, Betty Jean Huey of Bath, N.C.; sons-in-law, Bill Gunning of Palatine, Ill., and Bret Hammond of Sacramento; nieces, Anna Knowles and Cindy Hoffmann of Oberlin, Ohio, and Portia Johnson of Binghamton, N.Y; nephews, Paul and Peter Hoffmann of Oberlin, Ohio, and Adam Flint of Binghamton, N.Y.; brother-in-law Richard Hoffmann of Oberlin, Ohio; and, sisters-in-law, Gunvor Hite of Hudson, Ohio, Joan Hoffmann of Oberlin, Ohio, and Eileen Flint of Shingletown.

A private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his name to the Nature Resources Defense Council, 71 Stevenson St., No. 1825, San Francisco, CA 94105.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 29, 2004.)

DEVENCENZI

Pete Devencenzi

Pete Devencenzi passed away suddenly and peacefully at his residence in Woodland on Friday, Dec. 6th, 2002, at the age 61. He was born May 12, 1941, in Reno, Nevada to John and Mary (Figone) Devencenzi, both whom predecease him. His grandmother, Catherine Figone, also predeceases him. He had been a resident of Yolo County since 1967.

After completing his schooling, he began his working career in Nevada and after several years there, he then moved to Woodland, and went to work for Kordite Mobil Chemical which later became what is now Tyco manufacturing. He has been continuously employed there for the last 36 years. A person who was extremely devoted to his family he loved being surround by those he cared for and loved. His "life was his wife, daughter and grandchildren" and those who knew him remember him as a giving and caring man. And his daughter remembers him as the "World's Greatest Dad." Away from work he was always busy with hobbies and interests that were diverse and challenging. He loved to take walks, work in his garden at home with his cactus and peonies and searching for things to recycle. Reloading, curing olives, fishing, hunting and enjoying the "Green Bay Packers" football team were things that kept him busy and occupied. Pete treasured the times he spent with his "father-in-law" cutting wood and sharing good times. He was a friend to everyone and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. He was also known to friends and co-workers as a man who loved old cars, motorcycles and to tinker with anything and everything while listening to the "Oldies but Goodies" from the 1950s and 1960s.

His wife of 39 years, Frances Marie (Ventura) Devencenzi; his daughter, Dayna Devencenzi and his son, Jerry Williams Devencenzi, all of Woodland, survives him. His grandchildren, also of Woodland include Pete Randell Kemmler, Brittney Elise Ashbey and Sahra Lynn Meddock, Shannon Nichole Meddock and Steven Williams Meddock. His brothers, Tony Devencenzi and Frank Devencenzi of Reno, Nevada; and his sisters, Elda Umscheid and spouse Elfred of Elko, Nevada, Angie VanMetter of Sparks, Nevada and Emiley Laney of Reno, Nevada also survive Mr. Devencenzi as do numerous nieces and nephews and good friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at 1 p.m., at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, CA. Pastors Walter Zeck and Doug Zeck will officiate. Private interment for family members and friends will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations in Mr. Devencenzi's name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 650 University Ave., Suite 108, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 921-9518.

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.

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

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

DeVITA

Mark Gordon DeVita

Mark Gordon DeVita died unexpectedly on April 4, 2006, at his West Sacramento home. Born March 12, 1960, in Bakersfield, he was 36 years old.

He attended Bakersfield area schools until the family moved to Fairfield, where he attended Armijo High School. A laborer in the transportation industry, he had been a Yolo County resident for the past 10 years.

He is survived by his brother, Dave DeVita and his wife Viola; his niece, Julie DeVita; and nephews, Nick DeVita and Bucky Seeley, all of Woodland; and nephew, Carl Seeley of Yuba City.

Private family services will be held, with interment at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

Evergreen Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 12, 2006.)

DEWEES

Linda Sue Dewees

Linda Sue Dewees died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at age 56.

Born Oct. 10, 1947, in Oklahoma, she grew up in Arbuckle and was a 1965 Pierce High School graduate. She had been a longtime Woodland resident and most recently resided in Orangevale. She was employed by Vision Service Plan for 20 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie Dock and husband Allan of Folsom; son, Riley James Dock and wife Cory Mitchell of Colusa; grandchildren, Riley James Dock Jr., Amanda Sue Dock, Wyatt Dock, Jasmine "Lill" Elizabeth Magures, Ryan Ann John and Andrea Swearinger; and great-grandchildren, Cameron Burrows and Rose Marie Burrows. Also surviving are her sisters, Shelby Wren and husband Bill, Alice Dewees, all of Woodland, and Debra Foss and husband Steven of Sacramento; nieces, Diana Perrine, Karen Duncan, Sandra Mueller; and nephews, Dana Wren and Jarret Foss.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, in Arbuckle Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," during the week of July 26, 2004.)

DEWEESE

Tony DeWeese

Tony DeWeese, dies at home

Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 12, in Sunset Chapel of the Chimes in Sacramento, for Tony DeWeese, 39, who died here on Oct. 2.

Inurnment was in the Sunset Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento.

He is survived by two children, Shawn and Tony DeWeese, Jr., by his mother, Dorothy DeWeese, of Winters; a brother, Edward Peters; and a sister, Marlene Cody.

He was a native of Sacramento.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, October 17, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

DEXTER

Genevie Dexter

Genevie Dexter, a longtime resident and respected member of the Winters' community quietly passed away late Thursday evening at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 92 years old.

Ms. Dexter was born on March 31, 1910 to Elmer and Ivy Dexter in Winters. She was one of three children born to them. She grew up in Winters with her sisters and graduated from Winters High School, in 1928. Following graduation, she went on to UC Berkeley to study Botany; however she ended up receiving a degree in physical education with a minor in health.

Ms. Dexter then moved to Southern California where she took a teaching position at Excelsior High School in the Los Angeles area. For the next 13 years she taught volleyball, rhythm, folk, and modern dance to football players to help them with coordination and rhythm. She even had a drill team. During this time she received her master's degree in health education in 1948, returned home to Winters, and became the consultant on physical education for the State Department of Education.

For the next 25 years, Ms. Dexter traveled the state many times to meet with school officials to aid in setting up physical education programs. She further helped schools develop classes for the physically disabled. She received her doctorate in health education, EdD, from Stanford University.

After her retirement at the age of 65, she became Winters representative on the Yolo County Commission on Aging for the next 10 years. She also volunteered to get the first elderly nutrition program going in Winters, making sure that all who couldn't get out received a hot meal at home. Above all of her accomplishments she was a devote Christian. Her undaunting faith helped her to reach her goal in life, which was to help people.

Mrs. Dexter was a staunch member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church for many years serving as an Elder and Deacon, as well as, Superintendent of the Sunday School program. In 1984 Ms. Dexter was named Citizen of the Year for her contributions to the community of Winters. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ms. Dexter is survived by her two sisters, Alice Binns of Sacramento and Gwendolyn (Horace) Shell of Davis. She is further survived by her nephews Richard and wife Rosie Binns of Reedly, Thomas and wife Karen Shell of Lakewood, CO., Charles and wife Emily Binns of Sacramento, and niece Susan and husband Dr. Tom Winston of Wharton, TX.

She is also survived by grand nieces and nephews Tisha and husband John Hankard of Sacramento, William Binns of Sacramento, Christina and husband Jim Gagnon of Fresno, Victoria Binns of Sacramento, Jenny Janice and Steven Winston of Wharton, TX. Kay Binns of Sacramento and five great nieces and nephews further survive her.

Friends are respectively invited to attend a graveside service for Ms. Dexter at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at the Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Dr., Winters. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main St., Winters.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, October 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). There is a photograph of Mrs. Emison included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

[ TOP OF PAGE ]
yolmail.gif - 14.9 KPeggy B. and Patrick Perazzo
Horizontal Bar - 16.7 K
Copyright 1996- - All Rights Reserved.