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FOLSOM

Eric Eugene Folsom

Eric Eugene Folsom died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 as a result of a fatal shooting at age 17.

Born Dec. 29, 1984, in Templeton, Eric lived in Woodland for the past three years. He participated in Home School. According to family members, "he enjoyed bike riding and video games." He was very much liked in his community.

Eric is survived by his mother, Lynnda Ramos of Woodland; father, Rick Folsom of Sacramento; sisters, Vicki Folsom of Woodland and Mary Erickson of Esparto; and brothers, Tim Day of Texas, Victor Ramos of Woodland, and Franky Ramos of Grass Valley.

He is also survived by his grandparents, Bob and Marlene Folsom of Woodland; grandmother, Mary Chapparo of Oleano; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

A vigil service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

The funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland. Burial will be at Santa Margarita Cemetery, Santa Margarita.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). a photograph of Eric Folsom is included with this obituary.)

FOLWICK

Nina Folwick

Nina Folwick died on Dec. 2, 1999, at Sierra Health Care. She was 89. She was born on Sept. 20, 1910, in Coffeyville, Kansas.

She came to Tonapah, Nev., at an early age. She was a resident in that area until 1984, moving to Davis to be near her daughter and family. The last three years of her life she lived at Sunshine Haven.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Gassman; husband, Richard; and two grandsons, Grant Gassman and Gregory Gassman.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at The Davis Funeral Chapel. A remembrance service will begin at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place in Tonapah, Nev., on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Central Nevada Historical Society, c/o Tonapah Museum, Tonapah, NV, 89049; or to the charity of donor's choice.

(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.)

FONG

Donald Shuy Fong

Donald Shuy Fong died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Thursday, Aug. 4 at age 87.

Mr. Fong was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Vacaville to the late Fong Quong Pin and Fong Gee See. He had been a Yolo County resident for most of his life. He graduated from UC Davis in 1942 with a degree in truck farming. After graduation, he farmed on leased land and later bought his own farm along Cache Creek, which he worked for more than 40 years before retiring.

Survivors include Mr. Fong's wife, Susan Cheng Fong; his daughter, Margaret Fong and her husband Rex Dufour; his sons, Clifford Fong and his wife Jennifer and Michael Fong; his granddaughters, Zoe and Kasey Dufour, all of Woodland; his sisters, Dorothy, Ruth, Betty and Charlotte; his brother, Oung Fong and his wife Rose of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Anne Fong Lew, Alice Fong Lee and his brother, Tung Shuy Fong.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Fong, no services are scheduled. Interment will be private. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 12, 2005.)

FONG

Luke Fong

Luke Fong passed away peacefully at his Woodland home on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 after an extended illness, at the age of 72. He was born in Toi Shan, Kwangtung, China on Feb. 21, 1931. Mr. Fong was a resident of Yolo County for 57 years.

After attending schools in Woodland, Mr. Fong began working in the restaurant business. Then in January 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army and trained at Ft. Ord, Ca. He was assigned to the US Army's 8th Calvary as a light weapons infantryman, and served with the US forces overseas for 18 months before returning to the United States and completing his service career. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the US Army Good Conduct Medal.

Returning to Woodland, Luke continued in the restaurant business as the co-owner and manager of the Hong Kong Cafe, where he was known and respected by his many friends and customers. He continued to run the restaurant until his retirement.

His wife Rachel Fong of Woodland, and his children, Wayne Fong of Sacramento, Carol Flory of Folsom and Brenda Loera of Woodland, survive Luke. One grandson, Skyler Hill of Woodland survives Mr. Fong, as does his sister, Shun Ying Kwong, of San Francisco and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and viewing is scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 2003, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, Ca. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Private interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento 95815.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 29, 2003.)

FONSECA

Moira T. Fonseca

A funeral for Moira T. Fonseca will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Wiscombe’s Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in downtown Davis. She died April 13, 2006, in Davis at the age of 41.

She was a native of California.

She is survived by her husband, Huey Allen of Davis; her father, James Fonseca of Davis; her children, Onana Wyatt of Davis, Evan Wyatt of Davis and Noe Reyes Jr. of San Rafael; her brothers, Mike Corbin of Sacramento, Padtric Fonseca of Dixon, Hugh Fonseca of Davis, Don Fonseca of Sacramento and Eric Gruamer of Davis; and sisters, Erin Gruamer of Dallas and Amy Gruamer of North Carolina.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, April 16, 2006.)

FORBES

James Norman Forbes (1st of 2 obits.)

James Norman Forbes, born May 8, 1934, passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones on July 9, 2005. He was 71 years old, born in Victoria, B.C., Canada and moved to Oregon and attended the University of Oregon, where he excelled in baseball and earned his B.A. degree in business. He worked in retail until he retired in 1997.

Norman is preceded in death by his father, Norman Forbes, and his mother, May Forbes.

He is survived by his loving wife, Faye, of 35 years. Also three children from a previous marriage: Susan Forbes, Norman Forbes and Stephen Forbes; four stepchildren: Brenda Wilder and husband Rick of Woodland, Dwayne Ellis and wife Donna of Manteca, Keith Ellis and wife Kim of Willits and Penny Eastburn of Manteca.

Seven grandchildren: Tania Guilfoil and husband Matthew of Woodland, Shannon White and husband Dennis of Woodland, Garlin Brady of Woodland, Kirk Ellis of Modesto, Daniel Gandall of Oahu, Hawaii, Tyler Eastburn of Modesto and Kaitlyn Eastburn of Modesto; Seven great-grandchildren: Cole White, Amanda Brunson, Ashlee White, Ryan White, Jason White and Steven Guilfoil, all of Woodland and Taylor Ellis of Willits.

Norman had a passion for golf and built his own set of clubs and several clubs for friends and relatives.

A graveside service will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Rev. Erinn J.C. Melby will officiate at the service. Rev. Melby is a chaplain and counselor for Yolo Hospice. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family requests any donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, July 12, 2005.)

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James Norman Forbes (2nd of 2 obits.)

James Norman Forbes died at his home Saturday, July 9 at age 71.

Mr. Forbes was born May 8, 1934, born in Victoria, B.C., Canada. He attended the University of Oregon, where he played baseball and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business. He worked in retail until he retired in 1997.

Survivors include Mr. Forbes' wife of 35 years, Faye; his children, Susan Forbes, Norman Forbes and Stephen Forbes; his stepchildren, Brenda Wilder and her husband Rick of Woodland, Dwayne Ellis and his wife Donna of Manteca, Keith Ellis and his wife Kim of Willits and Penny Eastburn of Manteca; his grandchildren, Tania Guilfoil and her husband Matthew, Shannon White and her husband Dennis, Garlin Brady, all of Woodland, Daniel Gandall of Oahu, Hawaii, Kirk Ellis, Tyler Eastburn and Kaitlyn Eastburn, all of Modesto; and his great-grandchildren, Cole White, Amanda Brunson, Ashlee White, Ryan White, Jason White and Steven Guilfoil, all of Woodland and Taylor Ellis of Willits. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Forbes; and his mother, May Forbes.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at Monument Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Erinn J.C. Melby officiating. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FORBES

Richard E. Forbes

Richard ''Dick'' E. Forbes died at his home in Davis on May 10, 2000, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Chicago on June 25, 1933, he was 66 years old.

He grew up and attended schools in Chicago and attended college at the University of Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s and moved to the San Francisco area in 1955.

He was a prior resident of Marin County and Vacaville in Solano County, and had been a resident of Davis for the past six years.

He was a specialist in exploration of natural gas title and leasing and was owner and operator of R.E. Forbes and Associates Natural Gas Exploration. He also did much of the building title and search work for the city of San Francisco and BART development.

He was also a 15-year employee with California Pacific Title Insurance Co. He was a member of the American Association and Northern California Association of Petroleum Professional Landmen.

He is survived by two daughters, Leslie E. Carle of San Rafael and Lindsey Forbes of San Francisco; his loving and faithful companion, Isabella Corbin; one grandson, Ryan Carle; a nephew, Aaron Forbes; a niece, Tara McGraw; and a host of friends. He was loved by all and he will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of his life on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4342 Cowell Blvd. in Davis. Private inurnment has been arranged.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the University of California Board of Regents for its hospice program in support of cancer research, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 4150 V St., Suite 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817; or to the UC Davis Foundation for Athletics Development, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 14, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FORD

Helen Lorraine Ford

Helen Lorraine Ford, 99, died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2003. Born in 1903 in Essex, Mo., she migrated to California, first living in Albany; then Sonoma, where she spent most of her life; and lastly Woodland, where she died at Stollwood Convalescent Hosptial.

She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of Goldenagers of Sonoma, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and many other organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Corbett Reno and Alexander Ford.

She is survived by her children, Earl Reno of San Diego, Kathleen Alexander of Santa Clara and Leroy Ford of Woodland and many grand-, greatgrand- and great-great-grandchildren.

Family members plan a celebration of her life on Sunday afternoon at the home of Leroy Ford.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 28, 2003.)

FORDE

Harold I. Forde

Harold Isaacs Forde died Oct. 13, 2001, at his Davis home. Born on Aug. 6, 1914, in Fullerton to Alpha F. Isaacs and Walter A. Forde, he was 87 years old.

He grew up in rural Marysville with his rancher parents. He graduated in 1931 from Marysville High School and continued his education at Yuba College in Marysville, where he met his future bride, Christina A. Arrild.

He transferred to the University of California, attending both Berkeley and Davis and earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in science. He and his wife were married Sept. 10, 1938, at First Lutheran Church in Yuba City. They were married 61 years until her death in 1999. Following their wedding they made their home in Davis.

Before he could complete his Ph.D. he was called to serve in the U.S. Army in 1944, where he served as an instructor in Nebraska before being called to combat in the northern France campaign as a corporal in Company B, 30th Infantry, in World War II. Three months later he was severely injured and was honorably discharged in 1946, receiving the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Order of the Purple Heart and a World War II Victory Medal.

He was employed by the UCD department of pomology for more than 30 years as a staff research assistant, chiefly as a walnut researcher. He received a distinguished service award from the California Walnut Commission and the Walnut Marketing Board for meritorious service.

He was named for his pioneering of the successful breeding program for walnuts at UC Davis and his many years of outstanding service to the walnut industry. He co-developed many varieties of walnuts, including the Chandler, which has become the mainstay of the California walnut industry and accounts for more than half of all nursery sales.

Forde was a lifelong Lutheran and an active member of Davis Lutheran Church, helping to found it in 1951. He enjoyed ocean fishing and deer hunting. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and the Davis Senior Center travel group. He was interested in politics, actively supporting the Democratic Party. He also supported the Disabled American Veterans, as well as many other charities.

He is survived by two daughters, Ruth Senft and her husband Nelson Senft and Roberta and her husband Jack Devine; and a son, Richard Forde. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric Senft, Liz Forde, Jill Stephenson and her husband Ian, and Sean Devine; sisters, Margaret Thomasen and Laura Putman; and beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Christina and his sister Carolyn.

Visitation will be Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Lutheran Church, 317 Eighth St., with a graveside service to follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Davis Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund.

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

FOREMAN

David H. Foreman

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Kraft Bros. chapel for David Henry Foreman, 76, of Woodland who died Sunday afternoon at his home at 923 North Street.

A native of Myrtle Creek, Ore., Mr. Foreman had been in the county and state 49 years and had worked as a barber in Woodland during that time. He was a member of Woodland Lodge No. 111, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Francis Hollenbeck of Berkeley and Mrs. Jane Sunderland of Portland; a brother, John Burger of Berkeley; two neices and two nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and one great great nephew.

Entombment will be in the Woodland mausoleum.

(The above obituary was submitted by Michelle Fisher, <fishers@eoni.com>)

FOREMAN

Norma Louise Foreman

Norma Louise Foreman of Paradise died Monday, May 2, 2005 at age 84.

Mrs. Foreman was born Sept. 28, 1920 in Cincinnati to John and Idella Gleason. She was a long time resident of Woodland. She graduated from Norwood High in Ohio in 1938. Along with being a mother she ran a family grocery store with her husband in Woodland. Throughout the years she also was employed as a graphic arts technician, secretary, proofreader, typist, and clerk II. She was employed by the Majestic Publishing Co., Economic Opportunity Commission, and individual C.P.A.s and general contractors.

Survivors include Mrs. Forman's son, Randall Foreman of San Francisco; her companion, Fred Mayfield of Clipper Mills and her "honorary" daughters, Kathy Marriott of Brownsville and Vicki Kunst of Paradise. She is preceded in death by her husband, George and youngest son, John.

Services: A private memorial to celebrate Mrs. Forman's life will be scheduled at a later date.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, May 23, 2005.)

FORMENT

Brian Vincent Forment

Brian Vincent Forment died at his home in Woodland on Thursday, Oct. 27 at age 63.

Mr. Forment was born July 13, 1942 in Millbrae, the only child of Vincent and Ida Forment. He had been a Yolo County resident for about 33 years. He grew up in Millbrae, where he attended local elementary, junior high, and Capuchino High School. He attended the College of San Mateo where he studied photography. After two years of military service in Missouri, Texas and Indiana from 1965 to 1967, he returned and entered San Francisco State College as an art and photography major. After graduation in 1969 he continued on to receive his secondary teaching credential at SF State College in the same fields. In 1970, he was inducted into the educational fraternity at SF State. His first teaching job was at Duarte High School in the Los Angeles area where he taught art from 1970 to 1972. On June 26, 1971 he married Sally Ann Page from Tiburon. After two years at Duarte, he applied and was hired by Esparto Unified School District at the high school level where he remained until June 2003, a total of 31 years where he taught art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, yearbook, school newspaper and driver's education. He spent the remainder of his years teaching history at the high school level until he concluded his teaching career at Madison Community High School in Madison. He worked with his wife Sally Ann Forment, who owned the Woodland Dance Academy, photographing the children in their "Nutcracker" and various costumes for 26 years as well as doing the videotapes, programs and posters.

Survivors include Mr. Forment's wife of 34 years, Sally Ann Forment of Woodland and his daughter, Page Anne Berghoffer and her husband, Charles D. Berghoffer III of Redmond, Wash.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Forment's name be directed to the Woodland Friends of the Library or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Woodland Senior Center, 630 Lincoln Ave., Woodland. The Neptune Society is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 29, 2005.)

FORSHEE

James F. Forshee

James F. Forshee of Woodland died Aug. 12, 2004, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. He was 86.

He was born in Okmulgee, Okla. on Aug. 24, 1918.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific as an electrician's mate on PC 603 and LST 124. He always considered himself lucky to have been under fire only once.

After naval service, he was employed by Lockheed Aircraft Company for more than 40 years, mostly overseas. In Japan, Germany, France, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, Italy, Greece and Iceland, he led field service teams supporting Lockheed aircraft flown by U.S. military forces and allies . He took advantage of these foreign postings to visit 30 countries.

After retirement, he divided his time between traveling, his home in Las Vegas and his sister's home in Davis. His special interests were woodworking and photography.

He moved to Davis in 2001 to be closer to family. He leaves his sister Olline Peterson, nephew Michael R. Peterson, niece Alice Peterson, and grandniece Anne Peterson, all of Davis; and sister Corrine Forshee of Los Angeles.

His family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Bill Zepf, Dr. Tom Blumenfeld, and the entire staff at St. John's Retirement Village and Stollwood Convalescent Hospital.

A private memorial service for family and friends is planned at the Chapel at St. John's.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 18, 2004.)

FOSTER

John Steven FOSTER (obituary & memorial service announcement)

Dr. John Steven Foster, age 50 was called home to his heavenly father Monday, April 7, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was a devoted loving husband and father, son and brother. He had a brilliant mind, a wonderful sense of humor, and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

John graduated from Yale University and he received his Doctoral degree from Harvard University. John spent 17 years in emergency medicine and was the Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Chester County Hospital in Pennsylvania. John was the associate clinical director for the Center for Intergrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He also held a teaching appointment at the Thomas Jefferson University. John left emergency medicine to pursue his belief in Holistic treatments and he established his clinic, The WellSprings Clinic in Wayne, Pa. He traveled to the Far East to study Oriental Medicine and spent a year practicing medicine at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with the Havasupia Indian Tribe. His medical practice balance a strong passion for biochemical, scientific and molecular approaches with herbal, anthroposophical, and spiritual principles.

He was an avid outdoorsman, whose passion included the Grand Canyon, being in the majestic wilderness. He was a writer, farmer and teacher. He raised orchids and farmed 350-acres where he raised organic animals and vegetables.

He is preceded in death by his loving and inspirational father, Wallace Wayne Foster by only 23 hours. He is survived by his devoted wife, Andrea Stonorov-Foster and his children, son, Reed and daughters Deshka and Lhotse. His mother Ursula Foster, his brothers and sisters Paula Foster, Terry Moon, Leslieanne Foster, Cathy McGaughey, Angela Hayes and Christopher Foster. His mother-in-law, Betty Stonorov and the Stonorov family.

What Cancer Cannot Do
It cannot cripple Love
It cannot silence gratitude
It cannot diminish the dignity of a human being
It cannot stifle hope
It cannot corrupt truth
It cannot damage friendship
It cannot diminish memories
It cannot silence Courage
It does not invade the soul
It cannot conquer the spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests bare root roses for Ursula's Rose Garden, 1725 Bidwell Place., Woodland, 95695.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 10, 2003.)

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Wallace Wayne FOSTER (1925-2003) & John S. FOSTER , M.D. (1952-2003) (mem. service)

John S. FOSTER , M.D. (1952-2003)

Wallace Wayne Foster & John S. Foster M.D.

Sunday morning, April 6, 2003 Wallace W. Foster died from cancer, at age 77.

Monday morning, April 7, 2003, his son, Dr. John S. Foster died from cancer, at age 50.

Services: Rosary is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. April 10, 2003, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Wallace will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. John's internment will be in Phoenixville, Pa.

(Memorial service announcement from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 08, 2003.)

FOSTER

Walter Dudley Foster

Walter Dudley Foster died in his Capay home Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at age 73.

Born Sept. 8, 1925, in San Francisco, Mr. Foster had been a Yolo County resident for 64 years. He had been a resident of Capay for the past 25 years. He was the son of the late Walter Dudley and Mabel (Knoll) Foster.

Mr. Foster was a 1943 graduate of Woodland High School, and served in the U.S. navy during World War II. He retired from a 50-year career as a beekeeper in Yolo County and Idaho. He was a member of Davis' Masons Lodge No. 201; and Kenai, Alaska's American Legion, Post No. 20. According to his family, "he loved sitting on his deck and watching his lilies grow and talking with travelers at his honey and fruit stand in Capay."

Mr. Foster is survived by his daughters, Carol Foster, Robyn Turner and husband Mike, all of Boise, Idaho; Irene Weber and husband Richard of Kenai, Alaska, and Debbie Davenport and husband Bob of Melba, Idaho; sons, Walter Foster III and wife Jessica of Arbuckle, John Foster and wife Michelle of Esparto, and Robert Foster of Capay; grandchildren, Billy Weber, Walter IV, Sam, Andrew and Erin Foster, Toby and Tabitha Joiner, and Sabrina Turner, and many other relatives.

Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Hattie (Korn) Foster, in 1994; and sister, Norma (Foster) Freeman, in 1997.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on June 18, at Countryside Community Church in Esparto. A private inurnment is scheduled in Woodland Cemetery.

California Cremation Society of San Jose assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 24, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

FOSTER

Wallace Wayne Foster & John S. Foster M.D.

Sunday morning, April 6, 2003 Wallace W. Foster died from cancer, at age 77.

Monday morning, April 7, 2003, his son, Dr. John S. Foster died from cancer, at age 50.

Services: Rosary is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. April 10, 2003, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Wallace will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. John's internment will be in Phoenixville, Pa.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 08, 2003.)

FOSTER

FOSTER - In Merritt township, Yolo co., June 21, 1878, William B. Foster, aged 55 years.

The Winters Advocate, July 6, 1878 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

FOUCHEAUX

Cherie Noelle Foucheaux

Cherie Noelle Foucheaux died Jan. 5, 2006, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 41.

Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery.

Born Jan. 20, 1964, in Charleston, S.C., to Douglass and Beverly (McDowell) Foucheaux, she was a resident of Davis and Yolo County for the past 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Douglass Foucheaux Jr.

She is survived by her mother, Beverly Foucheaux of Woodland; her daughters, Brandi and Kayla Foucheaux of Santa Cruz; and a son, Robert Barron Jr. of Woodland.

She is further survived by her sisters, Lauretta Bennett and Michelle Foucheaux of Woodland; and Yvonne Foucheaux of Reno; a brother, Douglass Foucheaux III of Santa Cruz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 8, 2006.)

FOUNDS

Bessie D. Founds (1st of 2 obits.)

Bessie D. Founds was born October 20, 1922 in Red Bluff. She died Saturday, Oct. 23.

For many years, Bessie cared for the children of Woodland through the Yolo Wayfarer Center, the Woodland Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church of Woodland.

She will be remembered for her straight forward approach to life, her strong will and lively sense of humor. She will be missed terribly by those who loved her.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at Woodland United Fellowship Church, 240 North West St. Respecting the wishes of Bessie, no gifts or memorials are requested. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 27, 2004.)

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Bessie D. Founds (2nd of 2 obits.)

Bessie D. Founds died at Sutter Davis Hospital Saturday, Oct. 23 at age 82.

Mrs. Founds was born October 20, 1922 in Red Bluff. She had been a Yolo County resident for more than 25 years. She was a child care provider with the Yolo Wayfarer Center, the Woodland Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church of Woodland. She was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Founds, no memorials are requested.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Friday, at Woodland United Fellowship Church, 240 N. West St. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 29, 2004.)

FOUSE

Richard Royer Fouse (1st of 2 obituaries)

Richard Royer Fouse died on March 19, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, to Floyd and Jean (Sadler) Fouse. He graduated from North High School in 1942 and earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Akron University.

A veteran of World War II, he served four years in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in North Africa, where he served in telecommunications. After his discharge, he went into the aerospace industry and worked as a physicist at Lockheed Martin until his retirement in 1987.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Fouse of Woodland; daughters Alice Pullin and her husband John of Oceanside, and Sue Sunday and her husband Mike of Colorado; sons Mark Fouse of Woodland, and Scott Fouse and wife Melody; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

His sister, Edith Lockhart, preceded him in death.

Private family services will be at a later date.

Assisting the family with arrangements is Evergreen Service of Woodland.

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

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Richard Royer Fouse (2nd of 2 obits.)

Richard Royer Fouse died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, March 19 at age 81.

Mr. Fouse was born Aug. 14, 1924 in Akron, Ohio to Floyd and Jean (Sadler) Fouse. He graduated from North High School in Ohio in 1942 and continued his education at Akron University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Physics. A veteran of World War II, he served four years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Africa, where he was in telecommunications. After his discharge he was employed in the aerospace industry as a physicist, until his retirement from Lockheed Martin in 1987.

Survivors include Mr. Fouse's wife of 60 years, Marie Fouse of Woodland; his daughters, Alice Pullin and her husband John of Oceanside and Sue Sunday and her husband Mike of Colorado; his sons, Mark Fouse of Woodland and Scott Fouse and his wife Melody of Thousand Oaks; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Lockhart.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Fouse, private family services will be scheduled at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FOWLER

Dorothy Gladys Fowler

Dorothy Gladys Fowler died in her Woodland home Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at age 77.

Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Woodland, Mrs. Fowler was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1943. She met her future husband while in first grade. They married in Woodland June 9, 1946. Mrs. Fowler and her husband Bill were the owners of Fowler's Color Carousel for 21 years. She and her husband were co-founders of the Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club. They enjoyed traveling with their trailer and took many trips to the ocean. She especially loved family activities with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Fowler is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bill Fowler of Woodland; as well as her children, Judy Fowler and companion Toni Ferreira of Sacramento, Jennifer Williams and husband Lonnie of Woodland and Clay Fowler and wife Barbie of Arbuckle. Other survivors include grandchildren, Todd Fechter and fiancee Brenda Martinelli of Woodland, Kendra Harris and husband Bryan and Krista Fechter and fiancee John Pinoli, Eric Williams and wife Kristina of Santa Clarita, Sarah Williams and Chad Williams, both of Woodland, Kyle Fowler and Chase Fowler, both of Arbuckle. Also surviving her are three great-grandchildren, Christian, Trevor and Drew.

A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with Pastor John Withem officiating.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; The American Heart Association; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 13, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mrs. Fowler is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FOWLER

Eileen M. Fowler

Eileen M. Fowler died June 9, 2000, after a courageous struggle with a lung disease. Born April 14, 1924, in Charles City, Iowa, she was 76.

Fowler and her husband, Bill, who were married June 4, 1950, had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Longtime residents of El Macero, they moved their family from Los Angeles in 1968 to help start the UCD School of Medicine. Eileen took great pride the fact that she and her husband worked as a team to build one of the best rehabilitation medicine programs in the country.

Fowler was born on the family farm, which was lost during the depression. Like so many from her generation, she had to grow up fast and learn to be self-sufficient. Her parents were proud with a strong work ethic and valued education highly.

Fowler started working outside the home during high school and completed some college. During World War II, she worked for the United States Navy department at the Pentagon.

Always interested in health care, Fowler was the medical secretary for a surgeon in her hometown after the war. In 1948, she moved to Los Angeles and became the administrative assistant to the dean of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

After her son Doug was born, she remained active in numerous community activities and organizations. As wife, homemaker, grandmother and volunteer, she never shied away from taking the initiative. She was a guiding spirit for her extended family.

Her parents, Florence and Fred Myers of Charles City, Iowa, and her brother, Dean Meyers of Minneapolis, Minn. preceded her in death.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; loving son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Pam Fowler of Davis; two cherished grandchildren, Megan and Josh Fowler of Davis; loving sister and brother-in-law June and K. Ejnar Rask of Connecticut; and numerous nephews and nieces throughout the country who will miss her special charm and insights.

Family members held a private remembrance Sunday, June 11, at the UCD Arboretum, one of Fowler's favorite places.

A celebration of her life, for family and friends, is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m., at the University Club, UCD. The event will be another opportunity to gather in tribute and remember her generosity, energy and spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Cache Creek Lodge, 435 Aspen, in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 18, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FOX

Bernard V. Fox

Bernard Victor Fox of Davis died peacefully on April 1, 2002, in Davis. He was 84.

He was born on July 29, 1917, in Baltimore, and was the third child of Katie and Louis Fox.

He lived with his family in Houston, where he first worked in the cattle business; later, while in Houston, he worked in the employment business. He served in the Army in World War II and saw action in Europe. He later received an honorary discharge from the service.

He and his wife, Pearl, moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to be near his wife's parents. In Los Angeles, he continued working in the employment industry. Upon retirement in 1983, the two moved to Davis to be near their son Louis and his family, and their daughter Katherine, who was attending college at Chico State.

He loved sports. He was an amateur boxer as a youth and a golden glove recipient. He was a big fan of baseball, football, basketball and boxing.

He and his wife loved to travel and visited many parts of the world. He loved current events and kept up with the daily news.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Pearl, in 1988; his eldest daughter Ricia Louise Fox, who died in 1992; and his brother, Al Fox, who died in 1994.

He is survived by his daughter Katherine Fox and son Louis Fox of Davis; sister Sylvia Chamish and brother Sam Fox of Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren, Ariel, Cole and Chandler Pearl Fox.

Those who would like to make a donation in his memory may send remembrances to Meals on Wheels, c/o the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 3, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FOY

William Daniel Foy

William Daniel Foy died at his daughter's Oregon City residence Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at age 63. Born Oct. 15, 1940 in Woodland to Harold Foy and Fern Rominger Foy, he had been a resident of Yolo County for 63 years. Bill attended and graduated from the UC Davis and was the Animal Resources Manager at the UCD Veterinary School where he retired with 30 years of service.

Bill loved to hike and travel with his beloved Donna, "the boss," who passed away in 1998 and whom he is now reunited with in heaven. They were well-known and loved Oregon State Parks volunteers, serving as camp hosts and homemade clam chowder providers. One of Bill's favorite pastimes and places was fishing in Hat Creek and camp hosting in the Mount Lassen National Forest in Northern California.

Mr. Foy is survived by his daughters, Christine Ayers and husband Rob of Corvallis, Ore. and Noelle Foy of Oregon City, Ore.; stepchildren Rose Zezotarski of Sacramento, Joe Gwerder and wife Valerie of Woodland, John Gwerder and wife Cathy of Arbuckle and 15 grandchildren all of California. He is also survived by his sister Judith Foy of Nevada City, brother Stephen Foy and wife Marie of Eureka, and brother Dennis Foy of Helena, Mont., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Esparto. Private inurnment to follow at Capay Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be directed to Willamette Falls Hospice, 1404 Division St., Suite 7, Oregon City, Ore., 97045.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 4, 2004.)

FOYTIK

Jerry Foytik

Jerry Foytik died Oct. 29, 2001, after a long illness. He was 87.

Born June 24, 1914, in Swartz Creek, Mich., a rural community of Czech emigres, he spoke no English until he started school at 8 years old. His family moved to California in 1923. He graduated from San Bernardino Junior College, then went on to UC Berkeley, receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics in 1936 and 1938, respectively. While continuing his graduate program, he met his wife Dorothy in a statistics class. They were married in 1940.

Shortly thereafter, the young couple moved to Washington, D.C., and he took a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This interlude stretched out to seven years, including service in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps as well.

In 1941, on completing his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, he took a position in the UC Davis department of agricultural economics. Given the limited housing available, the young couple picked up hammer and saw and built with their own hands a house on the outskirts of Davis, now known as Parkside Drive. This has been the family home for the past 51 years.

Foytik's research career as a professor at UC Davis concentrated on agricultural marketing and statistics. His first love, however, was teaching and interacting with students. He found the international experiences afforded by sabbaticals particularly enriching. As a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, at Lincoln College in New Zealand and in the College of Agriculture of Ethiopia, he shared his love of teaching with students and mentoring young faculty.

In Chile from 1965-67, he worked with the Chilean government to establish an Office of Marketing and Price Stabilization. In the 1980s, he joined the UC Egypt Project, assisting the government with their critical agricultural marketing policy problems.

Education at all levels was Foytik's primary interest throughout his life. Early on, he helped form a citizens committee for the Davis public schools and served on the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education for several terms in the 1950s and '60s. When not on the board, he actively worked on election committees for many candidates and managed several campaigns over the years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy; his children, Jean Holz and her husband Bob of Olympia, Wash., Carl Foytik of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Nancy Foytik of Davis; his grandchildren, Janice Holz of Olympia and Robin Anderson of Alexandria, Va.; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Rose Hughes of Huntington Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unitarian Church of Davis, International House-Davis or an organization whose goal is to bring about social change.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 2, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

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Jerry Foytik

Jerry Foytik of Davis died Oct. 29, 2001, at age 87. A service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. This is a change in date from a previous announcement.

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

FRANCISCO

Wilford Graydon "Red" FranciscoWilford Graydon "Red" Francisco died peacefully at his Davis home on Sept. 24, 2004, succumbing to cancer. He was 81 years old.

Born Dec. 6, 1922, in Woodland, his family said he lived his life as though he had a second chance after being critically wounded in World War II.

While in the Army, he was in the Signal Corps and continued working in communications with Pacific Telephone for 41 years.

His family described him as a devoted family man and an exemplary community servant.

He was one of the founding members of the Davis Kiwanis Club. He also initiated the Fourth of July Kiddie Parade, which has taken place for 40 years. He led the American flag project in Davis, a program that places flags in downtown Davis on holidays. He was also involved in numerous other community service projects.

He loved golf and was a member of the Davis Golf Club. In honor of him, the club renamed the Annual Fun Days Golf Tournament to the Annual Red Francisco Fun Days Golf Tournament this year.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettijean, and his brother, Richard Francisco.

He is survived by his son, Gary Francisco and his wife Cindy of Sacramento; his daughter, Debbie Crittenden and her husband Don of Escondido; grandchildren, Margaret Francisco Gedeon and her husband John, Blair Francisco, Emily Francisco, Jessica Crittenden Bailey and her husband Dwight, Jennifer Crittenden, and Stefanie Crittenden; and his great-granddaughter, Hannah.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, his family says. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday September 29, 2004.)

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Wilford G. Francisco (memorial service)

Friends and family are invited to a "Time of Remembrance" Saturday in honor of Wilford Graydon "Red" Francisco, who died Sept. 24, 2004, at his Davis home. He was 81 years old.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Refreshments will be served.

Francisco lived his life as though he had a second chance after he was critically wounded in World War II, his family said.

He was one of the founding members of the Davis Kiwanis Club and initiated the Fourth of July Kiddie Parade, which has taken place for 40 years. He also led the American flag project in Davis, a program that places flags in downtown Davis on holidays, and was involved in numerous other community service projects.

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

FRANCK

Frances W. Franck

Frances W. Franck died on Jan. 14, 2005, at home under the care of Hospice in New York City after a six-month battle with cancer of the brain. She was 80.

She died 16 years to the day after marrying Peter Franck, a widower, and father of Davis Enterprise columnist Marion Franck.

Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, of Jewish parents on April 8, 1924, she fled to the United States in 1939 at the age of 15, with her 14-year-old sister, Edith. She was able to escape to America because her father, a sea-going cook who deserted the family, was a naturalized American citizen. However, her mother and a sister from an earlier marriage perished in the Holocaust, a tragedy that darkened all of her life.

She always carried in her heart the words of her mother's last letter to her, which she translated on a videotape she made for the Shoah Visual History Foundation in 1997.

"Our only hope," her mother wrote, "is the war will end and you, dear Fanny, will make the effort to bring us to America." Only 15 years old, she was unable to fulfill that wish. For that, she never forgave herself.

However, she found many things to enjoy in New York, a city she adored. She joined folk dancing groups, attended concerts and studied the flute. She earned a bachelor's degree from Hunter College in her 50s, even though she had never graduated from high school. For many years, she worked for the Bulova Watch Company, retiring at the time of her marriage. From then on, she was extremely devoted to her husband.

Her funeral took place at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City on Jan. 19, 2005, attended by family, friends and neighbors from the Manhattan apartment building where she lived for more than 50 years. Her step-grandchildren, Beth Lew and Daniel Lew of Davis, whom she loved, were both able to attend the ceremony.

She is also survived by her husband, Peter Franck, 88; his children, Marion Franck of Davis and Ronald Franck of Livermore; her sister, Edith Friedman of New York; and her sister's three children, Janice Kessler, Stephen Friedman and Laury Friedman and their families, who all reside in the New York area.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 23, 2005.)

FRANKE

Helen Frances Tornquist Franke

Helen Frances Tornquist Franke, a retired nurse and Woodland resident for over 50 years, died at her home on Friday afternoon, June 21, 2002, of cancer at age 83.

Mrs. Franke was born in Alameda, California on August 18, 1918, to Carl Johan Tornquist of Hudiksvall, Sweden and Anna Emile Stenstad of Inderoin, Norway. At six months of age, her father died in the great flu epidemic and the family moved to Canyon, Minn. to live with her nearest relative, Uncle Olaf Stenstad. When she was two years old, the family moved to Tronheim, Norway, where she spent her early childhood. In 1926, the family returned to Canyon where Mrs. Franke attended grammar school and Cotton High School, graduating as an Honor Student in 1936. After high school, Mrs. Franke attended Saint Luke's Hospital Training School for Nurses graduating as class valedictorian in June 1939. Mrs. Franke furthered her training by attending the University of Minnesota, School of Anesthesiology. While serving as a member of the staff at Saint Luke's Hospital, she volunteered with the Nurses Corps, Minnesota State Guard as a second lieutenant during World War II.

After World War II, Mrs. Franke accepted a nursing position at Merritt Hospital in Oakland, Calif. While residing in Oakland, she was introduced to Fred W. Franke Jr., an almond grower from Woodland. In 1949, Helen and "Fritz" Franke were married in a double ring ceremony in Cloquet, Minn. The couple moved to Woodland where Mrs. Franke worked at Woodland Memorial Hospital as a nurse anesthetist. Starting in 1951, she took time off from her career to raise a family, working part time at Woodland Memorial and Davis Community Hospitals. During the later part of her nursing career, she worked for Dr. Samuel Houston. She retired in March 1989.

Mrs. Franke was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ, and volunteered as treasurer for St. John's Preschool. When her sons were young, she was active in PTA and supported the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

She is survived by her sons, Carl W. Franke and wife Ann of Woodland, Fred W. Franke of Plano, Texas, and David L. Franke and wife Katie of Woodland. She is also survived by her brother's daughter, Breta Holgers of Santa Cruz; sister-in-law, Katherine Reiff; brother-in-law, Harold Franke, both of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Franke was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Franke Jr.; brother, Walter Tornquist of Burlingame; brothers-in-law, George Franke and Carl Franke; and sisters-in-law, Hilda Franke and Erna Jenness, all of Woodland.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation at McNary's Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 25.

A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St. in Woodland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695, and St. John's United Church of Christ.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is in charge of arrangements.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FRANCK

Peter Franck

Peter Franck died peacefully at his apartment in Manhattan on Nov. 22, 2005, under the care of Hospice and with his son present. He was 89.

His doctor captured an essential part of him when he wrote in a condolence card, “We mourn with you the loss of this truly gentle man.”

Born to Julius and Sophie (Schweig) Franck of Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 23, 1916, he ventured to America in 1934 when he was 18 years old. Although his parents had raised him as a Christian, he was ostracized in Germany because of his family's Jewish heritage. His brother and one uncle had already settled in the United States.

The rest of the family migrated to America and other countries in the 1930s, his parents barely escaping the Nazis in 1939.

Arriving in New York City, he found work and attended college, completing a master's degree in mathematics at New York University. In 1945 he married Rosina Nan Garafola, the daughter of Italian immigrants, with whom he had two children. He worked as an engineer until well past retirement age, designing and supervising the installation of air conditioning into large buildings.

His passion was his country home in Copake, N.Y. He wanted to build every part of the home himself, a project that took more than 30 years. He and his wife named their home Shoestring because it was built “on a shoestring,” starting with one room.

He was also a musician, playing classical piano with friends throughout his life. Even in his last years, when he suffered from dementia, he could sight-read music with remarkable speed and accuracy.

He also loved to travel and, in the days before cheap phone plans and the Internet, he would spend weeks meticulously planning each trip and writing graceful letters of inquiry to hotels and other places where he and his family could stay. A serious student of languages, he wrote his letters in Spanish, French, and even Danish and Italian.

He had a zestful sense of humor and liked to play with language, drawing chuckles from home health aides and family members right up to the last days of his life.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosina, in 1987. At 73 he married his second wife, Frances, who died in January at age 80. His older brother, Kurt Franck, died in 2000.

His survivors include his son, Ron Franck, of Alameda; and his daughter, Marion Franck, who has written about him in her Sunday column in The Davis Enterprise. He also leaves his son-in-law, Robert Lew, and two grandchildren, Beth and Daniel Lew.

His wish, stated many years ago, was for all his friends and family to gather for dinner at a restaurant after he died. Because most friends have passed on and his family is scattered around the country, this idea has evolved into a series of small, private dinners, in lieu of formal services.

The family asks that gifts in his memory be sent either to VNSNY Hospice Care, 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 2, 2005.)

FRANKEL

Loren Bruce Wald Frankel

Loren Bruce Wald Frankel died early on Monday, Dec. 13, hours after a car accident in his hometown of Shepherdstown, W.Va. He was 39.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery.

Born June 21, 1965, in San Francisco, he grew up in Davis. He attended Davis High School, graduating in 1983. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in English with highest departmental and collegiate honors. He received a teaching credential in English and social studies from UC Santa Cruz in 1993 and a doctorate degree in developmental psychology from Cornell University in 2003, where he taught until 2004. He was currently a psychology professor at Shepherd University in West Virginia.

He had numerous publications to his credit and was a member of several professional organizations focusing on his interest in men's studies.

Shepherd University President David L. Dunlop said school officials believed he would have been a good fit with the school's distinguished psychology faculty. He was well-liked among faculty and students who praised him for his ability to explain complex psychology issues.

"He was just a lovely person. I don't know anyone who was more respected in such a short time," said Dunlop.

He is survived by his parents, Tom and Barbara Frankel of Davis; sister Valerie Fisher Frankel and her husband Matt Fisher of Davis; brother David Frankel and his wife Sharon Tyson of Berkeley; his girlfriend, Aimee Coonerty-Femiano, who was also injured in the accident; his nephews, Noah Fisher, Simon Fisher, Aaron Frankel, Nathan Frankel; and his niece, Abby Fisher.

He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Donations in his name can be made either to Congregation Bet Haverim or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

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

FRANKLIN

Ellen M. Franklin

Ellen Mae Franklin dies in Woodland

Ellen Mae Franklin died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday, May 29. Born in Missouri on March 12, 1927, she was 63 years old.

Mrs. Franklin lived in Yolo County for 34 years, formerly in Winters and the last several years in Woodland. She was employed as a cook at Yolo General Hospital for 10 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge in Woodland.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda G. Hanks of Vallejo; two brothers, William Herring Jr. of Suisun, and Roy E. Herring of Bellevue, Nebraska; three granddaughters, Adrienne Hanks and Oledda Hanks, both of Vallejo, and Alison Hanks of Sacramento, and one great-grandson, Jordan Hanks-Greene of Vallejo.

As per wishes of the deceased, no service will be held. Smith's Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials to be in the form of donations to the Heart Foundation and research.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 7, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

FRANKLIN

Francis E. Franklin

Francis Eugene Franklin, a longtime Davis resident, died Dec. 24, 2000, at the age of 85. He was born in Modesto on July 10, 1915, and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chico before moving to Davis in 1962.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1937 and during his naval career, which lasted until 1958, he served as a radio and electronics technician, retiring as chief petty officer after teaching electronics at Treasure Island, San Francisco, for many years.

During World War II, he served as radio operator to the admiral of the 8th Amphibious Force in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the naval flag ship USS Biscayne. As such, he participated in the invasions of Salerno, Sicily and Anzio and later the invasion of southern France.

During the Korean War, he was stationed in Japan as an electronics instructor.

Following his retirement from the Navy he joined the Federal Aviation Agency, serving as radar engineer in charge, working at both Mather and McClellan Air Force bases, retiring again in 1971 from government service.

During his many years in Davis, Franklin was involved in a variety of activities. He served as Master of Athens Lodge F&AM, president of the Yolo County Shrine Club and as a member of the Keystone Kops of the Ben Ali Temple.

For more than 60 years, Franklin held an amateur radio license and had contacts all over the world, operating under the call sign W6UDF.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Mildred; two sons, William Franklin and his wife Linda of Middletown, and Jerrold Franklin and his wife Wendy of Sacramento; a daughter, Carol Franklin White of Sacramento; eight grandchildren, Robert Franklin and his wife Gail, Joan Franklin Fatu, Paul Franklin, Vicki Franklin Grant and her husband David, Shannon Franklin and his wife Laura, Darla Fischer Brewer and her husband Steve, Travis Franklin and Aaron Franklin; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be at the Chico Cemetery under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel. Remembrances may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 29, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FRANSCIONI

Gene F. Franscioni

Gene F. Franscioni died recently at the Mabel Northside Convalescent Hospital on Hollister. He was 89.

Born March 13, 1915, in Watsonville, he lived in Hollister for three years and had previously lived in Davis from 1953 to 1975.

He was the former manager and owner of Medlock Crop Dusters in Davis. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as a lieutenant colonel with the 101st Airborne as a pilot. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Europe, and while in the service he received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Franscioni was an avid golfer and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Gene Franscioni.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carol Franscioni of Hollister; daughter, Robin Meggait of Armstrong, British Columbia; sister, Denise Franklin of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St. in Salinas.For directions, visit www.struveandlaporte.com.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 12, 2004.)

FRANTI

Charles E. Franti

Charles E. Franti, a professor emeritus at UC Davis, died suddenly at his Davis home on May 26, 2003, of cardiac arrest. He was 70.

He was born April 29, 1933, to John and Ida Franti in Ewen, Mich. After graduating from high school, he earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1955.

His teaching career began at Suomi College in Hancock, Mich., where he taught mathematics, biology and physical education and also coached the men's basketball team. In addition, he taught mathematics at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. He met Carole Joan Wisti, a student at Suomi College, and they married on Aug. 25, 1956.

Franti continued his education during summer breaks, completing master's degrees at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

He received his doctorate in biostatistics from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 1967. He then joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in the department of epidemiology and preventative medicine, continuing his long career as a teacher, researcher and author. Before retiring in 1997, he published more than 200 papers and wrote two books.

Nevertheless, he considered his involvement, along with a group of other dedicated baseball enthusiasts, in the construction of the UC Davis baseball field to be his greatest contribution to the university.

Franti's family described him as a devoted husband and father, sports enthusiast, woodsman and accomplished decoy carver. He enjoyed entering carving competitions and working in the woods on his property in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He also spent one summer volunteering as a docent/handyman at Alaska's Independence State Park.

He is survived by his wife Carole Franti of Davis; five children, Rebecca of West Sacramento, Sara of League City, Texas, Dan of Bozeman, Mont., Michael of San Francisco and Matthew of Woodland; daughter-in-law Tara Franti-Rye; close family friends Lori Mathis, Bill Goss and Stephanie Sanders; two grandsons, Cappy Charles and Ade; five brothers, Dave of Ewen, George of Rhinelander, Wis., Bill of Jesup, Iowa, Bob of Bruce Crossing, Mich., and Dick of Ontonagon, Mich.; four sisters, Nancy Crocker of L'Anse, Mich., Alice Leno of Ewen, Joyce Lehto of Ishpeming, Mich., and Sarah Smedstad of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and 26 nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Davis. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial service there to celebrate his life Saturday at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, the Health Services Library at UC Davis or a favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 28, 2003.)

FRANTZ

Eddie Frantz

Eddie Frantz, 80, died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, in Woodland. Born on May 25, 1922, in Durham, Kan., Mr. Frantz moved to Woodland in 1956.

Mr. Frantz worked for Pacific Gas & Electric in Davis for 28 years and was a member of the Woodland First Church of the Nazarene for 47 years where he served as the music and choir director for much of that time.

Mr. Frantz is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille; daughter, Carolyn Irwin of Rancho Cucamonga; and son, Don Frantz of Arbuckle. He is also survived by three grandsons, Bryan Block of Glendora, Justin Frantz of San Diego, and Aaron Frantz of Arbuckle; four great-grandchildren, Megan and Douglas Grapes, and Nicole and Taylor Block.

Additionally, Mr. Frantz is survived by two sisters, Josephine of Canton, Kan., and Mary Unruh of Newton, Kan., as well as by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing is scheduled at McNary's Funeral Chapel in Woodland from 6 to 8 p.m., today, Thursday. A service celebrating his life will be held at the Woodland First Church of the Nazarene at 10 a.m., Friday. Interment will be at Monument Hill Cemetery following the service.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, August 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Frantz is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FRASER

Elisabeth Frances Fraser

Elisabeth Frances Fraser died in Davis on Oct. 17, 2005. She was 92.

At her request, no services will be held.

She was raised in Edison, Alberta, Canada, where she attended local schools until moving to New York City in 1946 to marry Donald Fraser. In 1948, she moved to Sacramento and, in 1999, she moved to Yolo County.

She loved gardening and was a member of the Sacramento Garden Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Tillman and her husband Phil of Davis; grandchildren, Ian Tillman and his wife Chelsa of Davis, and Jean Tillman and her husband Josh Brooks of Huntington Beach; great-grandchildren, Max Fraser Tillman of Davis and Joey Brooks of Huntington Beach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Fraser; brothers, Waldo and Douglas Seamen; and a sister, Elaine King.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Yolo Hospice. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 19, 2005.)

FRAZIER

Elna (Hudgens) Kelly Frazier

Elna Kelly Frazier, formerly of Winters, passed away on June 12, 2004, at Winsor Convalescent Hospital in Vacaville. She was born July 29, 1918, in Alabama.

As a military wife, Elna lived in many places, finally settling in Vacaville with her family. She and her husband purchased Markley Cove Resort at Lake Berryessa in 1964 and she was a familiar face behind the county for many years.

After moving to Winters, Elna became well known around town as she took her brisk daily walks, rain or shine. Elna's favorite activity was bridge. Her lovely face hid a very competitive spirit and she would play at every opportunity. Elna was an active member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

Elna is survived by her beloved children and grandchildren: son and daughter-in-law John and Linda Frazier; daughter Leigh Sutherland and granddaughter Quincey Sutherland, all of Winters; granddaughter Betsy Barbosa, of Vacaville and grandson Chad Frazier, of Girdwood, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Frazier and her daughter Janenne Pierce.

An informal gathering will be held to honor her life on Sunday, June 27, from 3-5 p.m. at 216 Toyon Lane, in Winters. Friends and loved ones are welcome to attend.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 24, 2004.)

FRAZIER

John Carl Frazier, Jr.

Family and friends mourned the passing of lieutenant Colonel John Carl Frazier, Jr. (USAF ret.) on Friday, March 16, 2001, at the age of 82. Mr. Frazier was born on Dec. 11, 1918 in Mobile, Alabama, and lived in El Macero since 1970. He died at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base after a short illness.

First and foremost, Mr. Frazier was a military man. He joined the Army Air Corp (sic) at an early age and became a bomber pilot in the USAF Strategic Air Command, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam Conflict. After service at many duty stations including Texas, Oklahoma, England and the Pacific, Mr. Frazier was stationed at Travis Air Base, Military Air Transport Division, from where he retired in 1966.

Many area residents knew Mr. Frazier as the owner of Markley Cove Resort from 1964 to 1987. He loved hearing and telling fish tales. His stories entertained fishermen coming and going. He was even known to occasionally catch a "big one" himself.

Mr. Frazier loved to drive through the countryside of California. He was captivated by the beauty of Lake Berryessa and the business opportunities offered. For years he opened the store at 6 a.m. and visited with whoever had the time or inclination to talk with him.

Mr. Frazier is survived by his wife, Elna; daughter, Leigh Sutherland; son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Frazier; grandchildren Chad and Betsy Frazier, and Quincey Sutherland, all of Winters.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters. A celebration of his life will follow.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 22, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

FRAZIER

Mary Alice Frazier

Mary Alice Frazier died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2006 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland at the age of 91. She was born on July 12, 1914 in Yolo County to Lewis J. Richter and Kate (Morris) Richter. She is preceded in death by her brother, Elwyn R. Richter.

Mary Alice is survived by her sons, Karl Frazier and companion Linda Teal of Woodland and the Reverend Earl Frazier and his wife Chong Boon of Milpitas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Susan Frazier, Edward Frazier, Tamara Frazier and Kyle Frazier and great-grandchildren Marissa Souza and Ava Frazier.

Mary Alice lived her entire life in Yolo County. She was a 1933 graduate of Woodland High School and a 1937 graduate of Chico State College. She was a member of Delta Phi Upsilon, National Honorary Professional Kindergarten-Primary Fraternity, Delta chapter. She was an elementary and high school teacher for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for seven years.

Mary Alice kept weather observation records for the State Department of Water Resources beginning in 1949. She was a volunteer at St. John's Retirement Village for many years. She was an accomplished seamstress and devoted many hours to sewing clothes for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Entombment services will be private in accordance with Mary Alice's final wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Alice Frazier's name can be made to St. John's Retirement Village or the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

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

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Mary Alice Frazier (2nd of 2 obits.)

Mary Alice Frazier died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland at age 91.

Mrs. Frazier was born July 12, 1914 in Yolo County to Lewis J. Richter and Kate (Morris) Richter. She lived her entire life in Yolo County. She was a 1933 graduate of Woodland High School and a 1937 graduate of Chico State College. She was a member of Delta Phi Upsilon, National Honorary Professional Kindergarten-Primary Fraternity, Delta chapter. She was an elementary and high school teacher for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for seven years. Beginning in 1949, she kept weather observation records for the State Department of Water Resources. She was a volunteer at St. John's Retirement Village for many years.

Survivors include Mrs. Frazier's sons, Karl Frazier and his companion Linda Teal of Woodland and Earl Frazier and his wife Chong Boon of Milpitas; her grandchildren, Susan Frazier, Edward Frazier, Tamara Frazier and Kyle Frazier; and her great-grandchildren Marissa Souza and Ava Frazier. She is preceded in death by her brother, Elwyn R. Richter.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Frazier's name be directed to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Entombment services will be private in accordance with Mrs. Frazier's final wishes. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FRAZIER-
HANSEN

Sharon "Sharrie" L. Frazier-Hansen

Sharon "Sharrie" L. Frazier-Hansen died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, July 16 at age 56.

Mrs. Frazier-Hansen was born Jan. 17, 1949 in French Camp to Edward and Lucille Frazier. She had been a Yolo County resident for three years. She worked as a slot key technician for a casino.

Survivors include Mrs. Frazier-Hansen's children, Dawn Eaton, Teresa Manning and Billy Brown; seven grandchildren; her sister, Donna Cashero; her brother, Dan Frazier; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 2544 Plymouth Road, Stockton. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FREDERICKS

David Alan Fredericks

David Alan Fredericks died at his home in Winters Saturday, May 21 at age 56.

Mr. Fredericks was born July 16, 1948 in San Francisco. He had been a Yolo County resident for more than 30 years. He graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County in 1966, attended the College of the Redwoods and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He was a farmer for 30 years and was a carpenter.

Survivors include Mr. Fredericks' daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Fredericks; his mother, Helen Fredericks and his brother, John H. Fredericks, all of Winters. He was preceded in death by his father, John G. Fredericks.

Services: A celebration of Mr. Fredericks' life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5 at the John G. Fredericks ranch in Winters. Ashes will be scattered in the San Francisco Bay. The Neptune Society is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 2, 2005.)

FREEMAN

Alfred Baxter Freeman

(The following obituary was transcribed by Judith Hinton.)

Winters Express, June 8 1934

SUDDEN PASSING OF A. B. FREEMAN

Alfred Baxter Freeman resident of Winters for the past forty four years passed away suddenly in his home early Tuesday morning at the age of 60 years 10 months and 5 days.

Deceased was a native of Missouri coming to California when but one year old and settling with the family in Lake County where they resided for sixteen years. Afterwards the family moved to Winters where Freeman remained the rest of his life. He had been in poor health for some time following a paralytic stroke about a year ago.

Freeman was united in marriage to Sadie E. Smith who with six children and seven grand children survived. Children are Mrs. Nellie Hurdle of Sacramento, Mrs. Velma Saunders of Srathmore, William Freeman of Roseville, LeRoy and Ralph Freeman and Mrs. Mary Shepard of Winters. A sister, Mrs. Agnes Boles of Los Angeles and a brother, Avery Freeman of Woodland also survive.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pastor C.P. Barkman officiating under C.W. McNary. C.Perry and C.S Culton offered song service.

Casket bearers were: George Scott, E.W. Fenley, Frank McGraw, N.A. McArthur, William Emery and Oscar Ormiston.

Many beautiful floral offerings were given in tribute of life long friendships. He was placed to rest on the family plot in the Masonic Cemetery.

Out of town relatives noted in attendance were Mrs. C. R. Boles and Mrs. Ross Saunders and family, and Mrs. Nellie Hurdle and daughter.

FREEMAN

James Michael Freeman, Sr.

James Michael Freeman Sr. died July 11, 2005, at his home in Davis after years of battling cancer. He was 76.

He will be interred at St. Joseph's Cemetery, on West Street in Woodland. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

Born July 22, 1928, in Minneapolis, he moved his with grandmother, Lillian Mae Thiers, at a very young age to Woodland, where she raised him.

He attended public schools in Woodland. He later served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 1951.

He was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric in Davis for 40 years as a machinist welder. He received several Pacific Service Employee Certificates along with Employee Suggestion System Idea Club certificates for improving company operations. He was very creative and mechanically inclined, his family said.

He retired in August 1993 from PG&E.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michal Freeman of Minnesota; mother, Grayce Martinez of Woodland; two wives, Meta Freeman of Sacramento and Fern O'Dell Freeman of Roseville; sister, Delores Simon of Minnesota; and son, James Freeman Jr. of Davis.

He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Carpenter of Davis and Alice McMahan of Sacramento; two half-brothers, LaVerne and Val Ganz of Woodland; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a loving father and grandfather, and was loved and will be missed by many, his family said.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 2, 2005.)

FREEMAN

Michael Shawn Freeman

Michael Shawn Freeman died in his Woodland home following a brief illness on Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at age 32.

He was born in Long Beach to Thomas Allen and Melanie Lee (Cannon) Rand.

He attended schools in southern California before moving to Yolo County six years ago to work and live. Michael loved the outdoors and almost all the activities associated with being in the open spaces, such as camping and hiking with friends, and fishing all the rivers, lakes and streams of Northern California. As an avid lover of antiques, the areas in and around Yolo County afforded him lots of time to look and search for those things he loved.

He had made many friends with his co-workers at the Target Regional Center Warehouses and retail store, and was loved and respected by everyone he came in contact with, according to these friends and associates. They all felt "he was a great guy who had so much to live for."

His parents and brothers of southern California and his friend, Wayne Stelmak of Woodland, survive Mr. Freeman. Private services have been held with interment scheduled for a later date.

Memorial remembrances may be made in Michael's name to Yolo Hospice, Post Office Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 30, 2002.)

FREEMAN

W. H. Freeman

(The following obituary was transcribed by Judith Hinton.)

"Winters Express," Friday Dec 23 1932

RITES HELD FOR LAST GAR VETERAN

W. H. Freeman, Winters last Grand Army of the Republic Veteran passed away at the home of his son, A.B. Freeman Saturday.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock his pastor Charles P. Barkman delivering the address. A number of members of the Winters Post American legion were in attendance in a body. Song service was rendered by C.P. and C.S. Culton and Mrs. N.A. McArthur.

Rev. Barkman gave a short resume of Mr. Freeman's life and his principles as exemplified by his Christian conduct. Mr. Freeman joined the Presbyterian Church in Missouri and united with the Winters church in 1882. It was his custom to sit in a certain pew and when at any Sunday service his seat was vacant, Rev. Barkman said it was not asked " Is he sick?" but rather "Let's go and see how sick he is." As a tribute to Mr. Freeman's fidelity, a wreath was placed on his vacant pew. He was a consistent Christian and lived his beliefs. He prepared his fires so it was not necessary to light fires for cooking on Sunday. He lived the Golden Rule when in these days when that is not easy. His live was one of simplicity and his influence never for bad but always for good. He was always in jovial spirits and exemplified the joys of Christian life.

He was born in Missouri in 1847, one of a family of 7 brothers and 2 sisters coming to California in 1873, locating first in Lake County. He came to Winters in 1880 when the town was but five years young. With the exception of seven years spent in the southern part of the state, Winters was has been his home ever since. Six children were born to them, his wife passing away in 1889. Three children survive. They are A.B. Freeman of Winters, A.C. Freeman of Woodland and Mrs. Agnes Boles of Pomona. There are 14 grand children and 12 great grandchildren.

He joined the Union Army as a volunteer and saw hard service in the Missouri campaign. At the graveside, services were held by the Winters Post Charles McDonald commander. The firing squad and bugler sounded taps was from the unit and the National Guard from Woodland.

Pall bearers were W.D. Overhouse, F.E. Wilson, H.E. Mermod, Dan Felix, N.A. McArthur and W.I. Baker. W.C. McNary was in charge.

Relatives in attendance from out of town were James B. Appleby, a half-brother of Merced, Mrs. C.B. Boles and her two daughters from Pomona, William Freeman and wife from Rocklin, and Avery C Freeman and family from Woodland.

FREEMAN

Zelma 'Maxine' Freeman

Zelma "Maxine" Freeman died Tuesday, May 17 at age 89.

Mrs. Freeman was born April 22, 1916 in Grafton. She had been a long-time resident of Yolo County. During World War II she worked in a bakery. She later was owner/operator of Smitty's Pancake House along with her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Robert Freeman. She was a lifetime member of Oliveview Rebekah Lodge No. 411 of Fair Oaks and volunteered for the Rebekah's Children's Home for orphans.

Survivors include her children, Stephen John Freeman of Wenatchee, Wash. and Roberta May Schofield of Coronado; her nieces, Donna Bristow, Cynthia Roye, Susan Honkanen and Joanie Freeman and her nephews, Teddy, Jerry, Bobby Honkanen and Tom Freeman.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Freeman's name be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for noon Friday, May 20 at Wenatchee City Cemetery. Betts Funeral Services of Wenatchee, Wash. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 19, 2005.)

FRENCH

Norma Jean French

Norma Jean French died on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at her Woodland home. She was 73.

Born July 6, 1932, in Pueblo, Colo., to Arthur and Amy (Franks) Smedley, her family moved to California when she was 3 years old. She attended Bay Area schools through high school, graduating from Balboa High School in San Francisco, class of 1950. She continued her education at UC Berkeley.

She gained employment with Bank of America, where she worked until her retirement in 1988 after 20 years of service. A Woodland resident for the past 17 years, she was the assistant manager at the Westgate Apartments for the past three years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford French.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn French, and close family friend Harry Rowe, both of Woodland.

Private services will be held with interment at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, 40 N. East St., Woodland, CA 95776.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 13, 2005.)

FRESCHAUF

Nancy Elaine Freschauf (1st of 2 obituaries)

On the beautiful fall evening of Oct. 14, with family and friends by her side, Nancy skipped away to celebrate with her Maker in heaven. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Virginia Hansen. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 35 years, Chuck, and her loving children, Nicki, Paul, Adam and Amanda. She is also survived by sister Cheryl and husband Lattie of Yelm, Wash., sister Cynthia and husband John of Sequim, Wash., brother Larry and wife Ginger of Palm Desert, and brother Paul and wife MaryLou of Driggs, Idaho. Numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved like her own kids, are missing her as well.

Nancy was cherished by all, having developed deep friendships through her love for Woodland Bible Church and her 35-year career as a dental hygienist. Few things delighted Nancy more than a good talk, a ripe blueberry or golden-red fall leaves. She took special joy in cultivating flowers and in the miracle of a new baby. The last years of her life allowed her the freedom to concentrate on another passion: pouring her love and generosity into the lives of others. All are welcome to join us as we remember and celebrate her wonderful legacy this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Woodland Bible Church, 433 California St., Woodland.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 20, 2005.)

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Nancy Elaine Freschauf (2nd of 2 obits.)

Nancy Elaine Freschauf died Friday, Oct. 14 at the age of 56.

Mrs. Freschauf was born June 5, 1949 in Auburn, Wash. to Oliver and Virginia Hansen. She had a 35-year career as a dental hygienist and was a member of Woodland Bible Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Freschauf's husband of 35 years, Chuck; her children, Nicki, Paul, Adam and Amanda; her sisters, Cheryl and her husband Lattie of Yelm, Wash. and Cynthia and her husband John of Sequim, Wash.; her brothers, Larry and his wife Ginger of Palm Desert and Paul and his wife MaryLou of Driggs, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Freschauf's life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Woodland Bible Church, 433 California St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FRESHWATER

Bonnie Jean Freshwater

Bonnie Jean Freshwater died in Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at age 86.

Born April 21, 1916, in Wenatchee, Wash., Mrs. Freshwater was the daughter of the late Clayton M. and Olive Pierce.

Mrs. Freshwater was a resident of Sacramento at the time of her death. She lived in Woodland for several years and worked at The Daily Democrat as a columnist and as the Women's Page editor, retiring in 1977 after several years of work. She served on the Woodland Library Board and was a founding member of the Rose Club.

She is survived by her sons, Philip C. Freshwater and wife Jeanne of Elk Grove, and Jeremy Freshwater and wife Jackie of Brigham City, Utah.

Mrs. Freshwater was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Philip C. Freshwater; and daughter, Kathryn.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Second Street and Lincoln Avenue in Woodland.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Jan 02, 2003.)

FRIAS

Victor Frias

Victor Frias, international chess master and chess teacher, died Jan. 15, 2005, of a rapidly progressing neurological disease. He was 48.

A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Chess in Manhattan.

Born Feb. 10, 1956, in Santiago, Chile, he became an avid chess player as a child and represented Chile in international tournaments as a teen. He studied architecture at the University of Chile, but eventually chess superseded.

In 1974, he began his long career as a teacher, developing a chess curriculum for the Talent School, a Chilean academy for training Olympic competitors in sports and chess. In 1979, he moved to Los Angeles and became part of the U.S. chess scene. He played in numerous tournaments over the years, and in 2004 ranked among the top 35 U.S. chess players.

He married Zoe Tilton in 1980 and moved to New York in 1981.

His family says his passion was for teaching and coaching. His love of chess was inspirational to many young chess players; he had a dynamic presence and keen sense of humor. Among his individual students were Grandmasters Ilya Gurevich, who became the junior world champion, and Patrick Wolf, both recipients of the American Chess Foundation Samford Fellowship, and Jennifer Shahade, two-time U.S. women's champion.

Starting in the 1980s, he taught at the Dalton Academy and the Gifted and Talented Center of New York. He also coached the U.S. junior chess team at five international Olympic competitions.

In recent years, he established a nonprofit foundation, Chess for Kids, dedicated to outreach through chess to low-income children. His New York Chessathon in 2001 was attended by 800 children. He was teaching in several schools in Westchester County until November, when he became ill.

He is survived by his wife, Zoe Tilton of Davis; and his sons, Camilo and Pablo, of Davis.

He is further survived by his parents, Adriana Apablaza and Victor Frias, and brother Gonzalo, of Santiago, Chile.

Donations (not tax-deductible) in his memory may be made to a fund for his children's education through the U.S. Chess Trust, c/o United States Chess Federation, 3068 U.S. Route 9W, Suite 100, New Windsor, NY, 12553.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday January 21, 2005.)

FRIAS-
RAMIREZ

Bernadina Frias-Ramirez

Bernadina Frias-Ramirez died in her Woodland home on Dec. 18, 2000, at the age of 92. She was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, on May 20, 1908, to the late Eduardo and Juana Frias.

A resident of Yolo County for the past 30 years, she was a homemaker all of her adult life. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church as well as a 30-year member of the Guadalupanos Society and the Legion of the Virgin Mary.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Ramirez of Venica, Mexico, Celso Ramirez of Mission, Texas, Jose Ramirez and Ramon Ramirez, both of Woodland, and Donato Ramirez of Sacramento; a daughter, Yolanda Villalobos of Monterrey, NL, Mexico; two brothers, Martin Frias and Leon Frias, both of Jalisco, Mexico; 40 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Ramirez, in 1967.

Family and friends are invited to a 7 p.m. vigil Thursday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland, as well as a funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 503 California St. in Woodland. Interment will follow the mass at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 20, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FRIDAY

Carmen Friday

Carmen Friday died in Woodland on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at age 93.

Born Aug. 11, 1910, in Woodland, Mrs. Friday graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in 1928 and from UC Berkeley in 1932. She taught Spanish, Latin and social studies at Pierce High School in Arbuckle after getting her teaching credentials in 1933. She later returned to Woodland with her husband Gordon Friday and taught at Lee Junior High School.

After retiring, she served for many years with the Woodland Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member of the Holy Rosary Church, baking cookies for many years for the Juvenile Hall Ministry.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years Gordon Friday; her sister Sylvia Terhune and husband Terry of Desert Hot Springs; sister-in-law Jane Zackman of San Jose; and nieces and nephews Gary and Ann Santoni of Muncie, Indiana; Chuck and Linda Santoni, of Woodland; Robert Santoni, of Woodland; Robert and William Rumph, of San Jose; Julia and Nicola Galperti; of Colico, Italy; Sara and Barry Richards, of Essex, Massachusetts; Arlene Wright, of Sacramento; and Laura Meherin, of Seattle, Washington. She is also survived by many grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

The family requests memorials to be directed to Holy Rosary Church or Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Holy Rosary Church.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 05, 2004.)

FRIDLEY

Robert B. Fridley

Robert B. Fridley died at his home in Davis on March 19, 2006. He was 71 years old.

A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A reception follows in the St. James Community Center.

Born June 6, 1934, in Burns, Ore., to Gerald and Gladys Fridley, he was raised in farming and lumbering communities in Oregon, Washington and California. He earned his way through college raising feeder calves and working in a fruit-packing shed and a lumber mill.

He graduated from Sierra College (1954) and UC Berkeley (bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, 1956), UC Davis (master's degree in agricultural engineering, 1960) and Michigan State University (Ph.D., 1973).

He and Jean Griggs of Nevada City met at Sierra College when she cleverly short-changed him at the college bookstore cash register. They married in 1955.

His life work focused on engineering to solve important problems in horticulture, silviculture and aquaculture. He joined the agricultural engineering department at UC Davis as an assistant specialist in 1956 and retired in 1994 as a professor emeritus, having served the university in a wide variety of faculty and administrative positions.

Throughout his career he provided dedicated service to his profession, UC Davis and its programs, and to agriculture in California.

Fridley held a number if positions in engineering research with Weyerhaeuser Co., including manager of silvicultural R&D and manager of diversified technology R&D from 1977 until his return to UC Davis in 1985.

His research career was marked with contributions to the economic well-being of California agriculture. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for the importance of his achievements. In 1966, he received the Charles G. Woodbury Award (co-recipient) from the American Society for Horticultural Science, and in 1988 he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

In response to invitations, he consulted and participated in research programs in Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the former Soviet Union.

He was recognized by his engineering peers through numerous awards and honors such as those bestowed by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (now ASABE): Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Engineering Achievement (1972), Pacific Coast Region Engineer of the Year (1974), Engineering Concept of the Year Award (1976), ASAE Fellow (1978) and three Presidential Distinguished Service Awards (the latest in 1988). He served as president of the ASAE in 1997-98.

In 1985, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, becoming the fourth faculty member from UC Davis to be admitted. He served on the National Research Council's Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (2000-02); was honored by the Cal Aggie Alumni Association with a Citation for Excellence Award (1990); and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Award of Distinction (2005).

He also served on a number of boards and commissions, including the board of directors of the American Center for Food Wine and the Arts (COPIA) in Napa and the Science Council for the Pacific Northwest Science Center in Seattle.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Fridley; his mother, Gladys Fridley; sister, Betty Runkle; three sons, Ken and his wife Paula, Mike and his wife Lori, and Jim; eight grandchildren and countless former students.

Memorial donations may be made to Yolo Hospice in Davis.

Those who wish to sign an online guest book may do so at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 23, 2006.)

FRIEDENBERGER

Vivian L. Friedenberger

Vivian Lorraine Friedenberger died on Aug. 3, 2002, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. She was 78 years old.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo., moved to California in 1957 and settled in Davis in 1961. She raised her family of two children and retired from UC Davis Library in 1986. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, painting and playing bingo throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Emma Brooks; three brothers, George, Charles and Jack Brooks, all of Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Gladys Lewis, of Pacific Grove; her son, Ronald Friedenberger of Sacramento; and a close cousin, Hazel Meidell, of Pacific Grove.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Friedenberger of Folsom; niece, Vicky Lewis of Pebble Beach; sisters-in-law, Lila Jo Brooks and Ida Brooks, and several nieces and nephews, all of Pueblo, Colo.; and longtime companion, Art Eichelberger of Sacramento.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 6, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

FRIEDMAN

Eleanor Kay Craig Friedman (1st of 2 obituaries)

Eleanor Kay Craig Friedman died in San Leandro Monday, Jan. 31 at age 84.

Mrs. Friedman was born May 26, 1920 in Oakland to the late Charles W. and Maurine L. Craig. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Chico State College. During World War II she was a secretary in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Treasure Island. She worked as a medical secretary in the pathology department of Kaiser Hospital in Oakland and was a homemaker. She also was a volunteer at Kaiser Permanente and at Saint Paul's Towers retirement community in Oakland and a member of the Sierra Club.

Survivors include Mrs. Friedman's sons, Steven Friedman of Berkeley and Alan Friedman and his wife Barbara of Rohnert Park and her grandchildren, Sierra and Zachary Friedman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Friedman, her parents and her brother H. Rockwell 'Bud' Craig.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Friedman's name be directed to Guide Dogs for the Blind or the American Cancer Society.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Friedman, no services are scheduled. Deer Creek Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 02, 2005.)

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Eleanor Kay Craig Friedman “Kay” (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Our beloved and special Mother and Grandmother passed peacefully. She joins her parents, Dr. Charles W. and Maurine L. Craig, her brother H. Rockwell 'Bud' Craig, her husband, Dr. Melvin Friedman and her much-loved pets.

Kay is survived by sons, Steven and Alan, daughter-in-law Barbara and grandchildren, Sierra and Zachary.

Kay will be missed by her family and by her many wonderful and loving friends.

Born Eleanor Kay Craig in Oakland, Kay grew up in Piedmont before earning her B.A. degree at Chico State College.

Kay enjoyed her secretarial work for the Navy before becoming personal secretary to her future husband, Dr. Melvin Friedman, head of pathology for the then young Kaiser Hospital, Oakland. Balancing raising her family with her devotion to the hospital and the many it served, Kay remained with Kaiser for most of her life as one of the original volunteers she would donate close to 7,000 hours of smiles and help to doctors, patients and their families.

As a loving wife, mother, volunteer and friend to many, Kay also enjoyed hiking and parties with her fellow Sierra Club members.

Kay's last years were enjoyed as a resident of Saint Paul's Towers retirement community in Oakland, where, when she wasn't volunteering on the 22nd floor, she enjoyed living among friends and a dedicated, helpful and caring staff.

Formal services would not be in accordance with Kay's wishes she preferred if anything that a contribution be made to a worthwhile cause, such as Guide Dogs for the Blind or the American Cancer Society.

“Kay's Wish”

... that we smile often, have lots of good friends and are kind and helpful to all.

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

FRISBIE

Robert Rolland Frisbie

Robert Rolland Frisbie died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, June 21, 2002, at age 69.

Born Dec. 26, 1932, in Illinois, Mr. Frisbie had been a Yolo County resident for more than 30 years. He was the son of the late Roy and Mary L. Frisbie. He was a U.S. Army veteran who had served in the Korean War. He owned and operated Bob's Vacuum on Woodland's Main Street for more than 30 years.

Mr. Frisbie is survived by his daughter, Deborah Bane of Citrus Heights; son, Robert Frisbie Jr. of Sacramento; and grandson, Paul Daniel Bane, also of Citrus Heights.

Other survivors include his sisters, Mary K. Buchanan of Phoenix, Ariz., Eileen Hummel of Mission, Texas, Gladys McCabe of Peoria, Ill.; and brothers, Junior Frisbie of Indianapolis, Ind., and James Frisbie of Peoria, Ill.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at McNary's Chapel in Woodland.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FRITTER

Katherine Enns Fritter

A memorial service for Katherine Enns Fritter will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis. Fritter, 91, was born on April 12, 1914, and died on Feb. 21, 2006.

She was born in Delft, Minn., the fifth child of John P. and Elizabeth Harder Enns. The family moved to Orange Cove in 1919, when she was 5 years old. She attended Mt. Olive Grade School and Reedley High School.

She was baptized and joined the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church at age 15. She worked in the home of a Fresno doctor who encouraged her to go to medical assistants’ school in San Francisco.

Upon completion of her studies in 1940, she moved to Davis, where she worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Leo Cronin for 37 years, until her retirement in 1977. Cronin was a popular Davis doctor and for many years one of only two doctors in town. Many Davis and Yolo County residents will remember Fritter as loyal and dedicated, a person who always had the best interests of the patients at heart.

She was a role model and mentor for many medical assistants in the area. She was instrumental in founding the Sacramento Medical Assistants Association in 1950. She founded the Yolo County Medical Assistants Association in 1969, and was a charter member, state and national, of the American Medical Assistants Association. She was an honorary member of the Sacramento group at the time of her death.

As a member of the Davis Women’s Service Club, she was an active Red Cross volunteer during World War II, rolling bandages and furnishing refreshments at the local USO.

She married Louis A. Fritter in 1967 and together they enjoyed many trips both locally and abroad. They especially enjoyed Northern California towns, parks and beaches.

She was a member of the Davis Community Church. She enjoyed music, especially opera. She also loved to read and enjoyed her many friends.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Sharon “Dianne” (Fritter) Hollingshead of Davis; two step-grandchildren, Luis “Kique” Escardo of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Katerina Escardo Govoni of San Diego. Additional survivors include a brother, Daniel Enns of Fresno, and two nieces, Roberta Carter of Fresno and Evelyn Tolen of Southern California. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Evelyn Fritter of Hamilton City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Fritter, and by two sisters, Susan Klassen and Ann Kimball.

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

Interment will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Reedley Community Cemetery, 2185 S. Reed Ave., Reedley.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 26, 2006.)

FROEHLICH

Nina Froehlich

Nina Froehlich died in her Woodland home Monday, April 22, 2002, at age 82.

Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Smela, Ukraine, Mrs. Froehlich had been a Yolo County resident for the past 14 years. She was the daughter of the late Wilhelmine (Hennig) and Nikolaus Isakov.

Mrs. Froehlich is survived by her son, Alexander Froehlich and wife Connie of Woodland; daughter, Rita Regale of Florida; and grandchildren, Alexis and Nicholas Froehlich of Woodland, and Nicole Brunges of Florida.

Also surviving is her sister, Lydia Schonweitz and husband Richard and brother, Michael Hennig and wife Rosemarie, all of Redwood City; and cousins, Agnes Chavannes and husband Al of Woodland, Helene Peterson and husband Dave of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Victor Hennig of Menlo Park.

Mrs. Froehlich was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Froehlich, in 1966; and son, Boris Robert Froehlich in 1973.

Friends are welcome to visit from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Road, Redwood City.

The funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, with Rev. Hank Scherer presiding, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 468 Grand St., Redwood City. Interment is to follow in Skylawn Memorial Park.

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

Redwood Chapel of Redwood City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, April 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FROST

Ella Mae Frost (1st of 2 obituaries)

Ella Mae Frost died at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis Monday, Feb. 7 at age 89.

Mrs. Frost was born in Harper County, Okla. Sept. 29, 1915. She had been a Yolo County resident for 66 years. During World War II, she worked in the war plants in Richmond and later for Standard Stations Inc. She retired from Spreckels Sugar. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Frost's children, Delbert Frost, Shirley Veach, Daryl Frost and Gail Skellchock; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel F. Frost and her grandsons, Russel D. Frost, Troy W. Howard and Dewayne N. Howard.

Services: Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 506 Cottonwood St., Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Ella Mae Frost (2nd of 2 obits.)

Ella Mae Frost, a long-time resident of Woodland, passed away at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis Monday, Feb. 7. Mrs. Frost was born in Harper County, Okla. Sept. 29, 1915. She moved to Woodland with her husband Hershel Frost in 1939. They reared four children, Delbert Frost, Shirley Veach, Daryl Frost and Gail Skellchock here. Hershel, who precedes Ella, was a retired Woodland firefighter. During World War II, Ella worked in the war plants in Richmond. Later she worked for Standard Stations Inc. a position she relinquished, like many women, when the men came home from the war. After a long career, Ella retired from Spreckels Sugar. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her four children as well as a brother and two sisters. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Frost was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel F. Frost; grandsons, Russel D. Frost, Troy W. Howard and Dewayne N. Howard.

Visitation will be held at McNary's Chapel Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Calvary Baptist Church with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 11, 2005.)

FROST

William L. "Bill" Frost

William L. (Bill) Frost died in his Suisun home Sunday, March 10, 2002, at age 79.

Born March 9, 1923, in Napa, Mr. Frost grew up on Van Sickle Island and attended school in Rio Vista. He served in the U.S. Army in North Africa during World War II. Following a honorable discharge, he worked for PG&E and the Department of Corrections before establishing Frost Construction company in 1960s. He built levees and irrigation systems throughout the Suisun Marsh and raised beef cattle in Solano, Colusa and Yolo Counties. He loved the Suisun Marsh and served on several committees to help protect it. In 1955, he flew to Washington to testify on behalf of the Suisun Marsh before the Senate Arms services committee in protest of the Army's plans to turn parts of the Suisun Marsh into an ammunition depot. He loved to deer and duck hunt and enjoyed flying his own plane for many years. He traveled extensively throughout his retirement especially enjoying cruises to alaska. He was the past director member of the Suisun Resource Conservation District. He was also a former Fire Commissioner for the Suisun Fire District.

Mr. Frost is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan Vaughan Frost of Suisun; sons, Bob Frost and wife Diane of Woodland, Jim Frost and his long time friend, Connie Read of Brooks and Mike Frost of Fairfield; grandchildren, Robin and Jennifer Frost of Suisun, Sara Frost of Concord, Leslie Frost of Rohnert Park and Karli Frost of Woodland; sisters, Effie Beer of San Jose, Ida Freitas of Crescent City and June Bekker of Napa; brother, Jack Frost of Salt Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be conducted privately.

A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in Shiloh Church, Shiloh Rd. off Hi-way 12, Suisun, with a burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Suisun.

The family requests memorials be directed to Northbay Medical Center Hospice, 1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield, 94533; or the charity of the donor's choice.

Bryan-Braker Funeral Home of Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 14, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FROST

William "Bill" Robert Frost

William "Bill" Robert Frost died on Dec. 31, 2002, following a 20-year battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Born on Nov. 10, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., to William Manthrope and Mary (Snyder) Frost, he was 73 years old.

He moved with his parents from Michigan to Napa in 1944. He married his wife of more than 52 years in the Napa Methodist Church in 1950. They lived in Napa until 1964 when they relocated to Dixon. The couple returned to Napa in 1988.

He graduated from Napa High School in 1948 and was baptized with his entire family into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1966. Between 1965 and 1968, the couple fostered five infants.

He retired in 1987 after working 25 years for the environmental toxicology department at UC Davis. Before that, he worked for 11 years at the Union Oil refinery in Rodeo. He was a gentle, loving soul who enjoyed his family and camping on the coast and in redwood forests.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra, in 1959, and a grandson, Daniel Sr., earlier this year.

He is survived by his wife, Grace; sons, Steven Frost of Napa and Bruce Frost of Dixon; daughters, Linda Arnold and her husband Gary of Fairfield, and Kathy Butler and her husband Johnny of Alabama; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Debra, Tabitha, Michael, Mary, Melissa, Julie, J.J. and Becky; eight great-grandchildren, Wesley, Zachary, Tommy, Daniel Jr., Bradley, Caitlin, Emily and Rhyley; brother, Richard Frost of Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail in Napa. The Rev. Marvin Wray will officiate. Interment will be at Tulocay Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at the mortuary.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 10, 2003.)

FRYE

Rudine L. Frye

Rudine Louise Frye, a resident of Beaverton, Ore., died on Jan. 11, 2000, at the Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton. Born on Aug. 3, 1928, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Rudolf H. Parr and Nitha Ann Miller, she was 71.

Following Nitha's death, Rudolf married Gladys Brandt, who became Rudine's loving mother. Rudine was raised and received her education in Waterloo.

In 1979, she moved to Oregon, settling in Beaverton. Soon thereafter, she began working at Tektronics, where she remained employed until 1986. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Portland State University in June 1983. She became a social worker and volunteer at the Maryville Nursing Home in 1989.

Beginning in 1992, Rudine lived close to her daughters in Denver, Colo., and Davis. While in Denver, she volunteered many hours at the Veterans Administration nursing home. She returned to Oregon in June 1996 and spent her last years living at the Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother. She enjoyed tennis and other sports, was an avid gardener and was often involved in volunteer work in her community. Her family and friends will miss her warmth, enthusiasm, love for people, sense of humor and high energy.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rudolf H. Parr; her natural mother, Nitha Ann Miller; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen Ann Frye and Gregory M. Rose of Guilford, Conn., Kimberly Mary and Daniel T. Washington of Davis, and Melinda Ann Frye of Fort Collins, Colo., and her husband, Jeffrey D. Edwards of Arvada, Colo; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Gerard and Catherine Frye of Windsor; her mother, Gladys Brandt Parr of Waterloo, Iowa; three sisters, Claire Ann Nebbitt of Everett, Wash., Kathleen Mullen of Renton, Wash., and Diane Davis of Lamont, Iowa; and two brothers, James Parr of Chatsworth and Creighton Parr of Waterloo, Iowa.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Julian Rose of Guilford, Conn., Richard Washabaugh and Michael Washabaugh, both of Davis, and Brittany Frye of Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Thursday in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton. Father Petrus Binh Hoang of St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Beaverton officiated. A reception followed at the Maryville Nursing Home. Private interment will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Henry Kuckenberg Center for Alzheimer's at Maryville Nursing Home, 14645 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton, OR 97007.

Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home of Forest Grove, Ore., was in charge of the arrangements.

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

FUENTES

Jose Manuel 'Manuel' Fuentes

Jose Manuel "Manuel" Fuentes died in Las Vegas, Nev. following a complications of diabetes on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at age 55.

Born Aug. 27, 1948, in Colonia Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico, Mr. Fuentes was raised in Nacori Chico, Sonora, Mexico. He moved in Woodland in 1987 to work in the farm. He worked for McAvary Brothers in Dunnigan and then for Heidrick Farms. He was also an auto mechanic.

Survivors include his daughters, Alma and Marina Fuentes of Sonora, Mexico; mother, Carlota Fuentes of Bullhead City, Ariz.; brothers; Rafael B. Fuentes and wife Juanita of Woodland, Fidel M. Fuentes of Sonora, Mexico, and Fermin Fuentes and wife Olivia of Davis; sisters, Guadalupe Fuentes, Yoyi Fuentes, Rosa Fuentes, Luz Fuentes, Hilda Fuentes, all of Sonora, Mexico and Marisol Fuentes and husband Manuel Garcia of Bullhead City, Ariz.; numerous nieces and nephews, including, Cindy Brambila and husband Jose, Janie Ramos and husband Miguel, Benito R. Fuentes Jr. and Lizeth Fuentes, all of Woodland, Vanessa Fuentes of Davis and Manuel Jr. and Martin Garcia of Bullhead City, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his father, Benito Fuentes; brothers, Martin and Leobardo Fuentes; and niece, Jessica Fuentes.

Services: Services will be held in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 06, 2004.)

FULLERTON

Michael Steven Fullerton

Michael Steven Fullerton, 39, of Colcord, Oklahoma, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Siloam Springs Arkansas. He was born Oct. 14, 1960, in Woodland. He was a former resident of Davis and Esparto, and attended schools there.

Mr. Fullerton is survived by his parents, Fred and Janet (Tarp) Fullerton of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; wife, Cynthia; daughters, Christie Lea and Stephanie Renee; son, Michael Jr., all of Colcord, Oklahoma; brothers, Fred Jr. of Guinda, Robert of Siloam Springs, David of Redding, and Steven of Wyandotte, Oklahoma; grandparents, Harold and Virginia Brackett of Esparto.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lanea Fullerton, grandparents Gus and Edith Fullerton and Norman Tharp (sic).

Funeral services were held July 6 at the Robinson Baptist Church, with burial at Yell Cemetery in Siloam Springs. Arrangements were handled by Wasson Funeral Home.

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

FULTON

Gertrude (Trudy) Ellyne Fulton

Gertrude Ellyne Fulton passed away on Feb. 16, 2004, at her home. Born June 27, 1915 in Markleyville, she was a great lover of horses and started riding when she was seven years old. She was a Winters area resident for 70 years.

Trudy paraded horses for years and was the overall Nevada high point rider in 1989 and 1991. In 1994 she was the California overall high point rider. In 2002 at the age of 86, she started riding and showing gaited horses and won three high point year-end awards in the Pacific Coast Fox Trotter Club.

She is survived by her children, John, Lawrence, Thomas and Leah Fulton (Singleton), seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, John.

There will be a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Yolo Hospice in Davis.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 26, 2004.)

FULTON

John Edward Fulton

John Edward Fulton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died May 8, 2002 of natural causes. He was born Aug. 14, 1911 in Oxnard, California. When he was five years old, in 1916, his parents bought a ranch in Winters where he lived for the next 85 years.

Mr. Fulton went to Wolfskill Elementary and graduated from Winters High School. Upon graduation, he had several different careers, including: breaking mustangs, delivering mail, hauling dynamite, building roads and dams, and farming in Winters, Dixon and Sacramento.

His wife of 69 years, Trudy Fulton, his four children, John Harold Fulton, Lawrence Fulton, Thomas Fulton and Leah Singleton. His seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive him.

A memorial service was held at 8642 Tubbs Road on Saturday, May 11, for close friends and family.

Mr. Fulton had a great love of life and was very active until a few short weeks ago. He had a sound body and mind up until the end, and will be greatly missed. He was a success to all of those that knew him.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, Thursday, May 16, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

FURLAN

Emile Fortunato Furlan

Emile Fortunato Furlan died at his home in Knights Landing on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at age 89.

Mr. Furlan was born July 20, 1916 in Sarone di Caneva, Italy to Pietro and Anna (Granziera) Furlan. He had been a resident of Knights Landing for 55 years and a farmer for more than 70 years. During World War II, he served with the Free French Army from 1944 until the end of the war. A telecommunications specialist, he served in both the European and North African campaigns and had been the radio operator who transmitted the message announcing the armistice to the troops throughout Europe. While living in France, he was a championship bicycle racer and rugby player. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church of Knights Landing and Club Franais de Sacramento.

Survivors include Mr. Furlan's wife of 59 years, Simone (Saphy) Furlan of Knights Landing; his daughters, Helen McGill and her husband Kevin of Sacramento and Michele Leonard and her husband Jim of Seattle; his sons, Bernard Furlan and his wife Sandra of Yuba City and Paul Furlan of Woodland; his grandchildren, Eric Furlan, Lauren McGill, Patrick and Alison Leonard; his five step-grandchildren, Heather Marsh, Brook Hampy and Daniel, Benjamin and Nicholas McGill; and his sisters, Marie Pellizon of Sacramento and Louise Mombrini of Cancon, France. He was preceded in death by his sister and five brothers.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Furlan's name be directed to Summer House Inc., 206 Fifth St., Woodland, 95695; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; or to St. Paul's Catholic Church, Knights Landing, 95645.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. with a rosary said at 7 p.m. today, Friday, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the Mass at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

FURNAS

Anne Reith Furnas

Anne Reith Furnas died in her Piedmont home Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at age 95.

Born Oct. 8, 1906, a native of Woodland, Mrs. Furnas was the daughter of the late Leila Browning Reith and John Reith Jr. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Nursing and served for many years as a school nurse in Berkeley. She was the niece of Miss Anne Reith, a Woodland school teacher. In her later years, she was assisted by China Perkins of Emeryville.

Her brothers and sisters were Lindley Reith, John Reith III, Flora Reith Hughson, Alice Reith Dingle, Robert Reith, Leland Reith, Florence Merritt Stephens, and Gladys Merritt Younger.

Mrs. Furnas was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Furnas.

She will be buried next to her husband in Golden Gate National Cemetery, Colma.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 03, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

FURNISS

Mary Joan Furniss

Mary Joan Furniss died Aug. 6, 2004, in her Davis home at age 84.

She was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Seffner, Fla., to George R. and Johnnielee Jacoby. In 1929, she moved to Westerville, Ohio, and attended public school and Ohio State University.

As recently as 2002, Furniss was still attending monthly luncheons with her elementary school classmates. She met her husband, Henry, at the First Presbyterian Church of Westerville where he was her brother's Sunday school teacher and she remained a lifetime member of that same congregation. The couple were married in 1945 and had two daughters, Mary and Nancy.

Furniss was a homemaker all her adult life and resided in the same modest home in Westerville for 55 years. She was an avid reader and continued her pastime even after her eyesight failed and she began using the talking books service of the National Library for the Blind. She loved to travel and made three trips to Europe where she was able to use the French and German she had learned through college and private study. Her love of adventure continued into her later years when she experienced her first tent camping trip at age 79 at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. After moving to Davis in 2002, Furniss enjoyed the friendships she made with volunteers of the Meals on Wheels program.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mary Kathleen and Greg Sabatino of Los Angeles; daughter and son-in-law Nancy Ann and Roger Ewers of Davis; grandchildren Kathleen Anne Prior of Los Angeles, Adria Rosendale of San Francisco, John and Jia-min Rosendale of Davis, Ann Rosendale of Stockton, Michael Rosendale of Arcata, Cindy Rosendale of Davis, Charles and Kristen Ewers of Carmichael, Scott Ewers of Vacaville, Eric Ewers of San Diego and Kurt Ewers of Davis; and great-grandchildren Lela and Ethan Rosendale of Davis.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd., Davis. Donations in her memory may be made to the Yolo County Meals on Wheels program.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 10, 2004.)

FURTADO

John Francis Furtado

John Francis Furtado died June 5, 2004, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. He was 68.

Born Sept. 9, 1935, in Willows, he was a 35-year resident of Yolo County.

He owned and operated Do-Co Welding in Esparto since 1977, was a member of the Woodland Elks Lodge and co-founded Oyster Boys Barbequed Oysters. He was a devout Catholic.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Judy Furtado, and his grandchildren Michael and Victoria Furtado of Woodland.

Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow at Capay Cemetery outside Esparto. Arrangements are being made by McNary's Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 10, 2004.)

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