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GABBARD

Mae Gabbard

Mae Gabbard died at her home in Woodland Saturday, Dec. 17 at age 95.

Mrs. Gabbard was born May 19, 1910 in Fayetteville, Ark. She had been a Yolo County resident for 55 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Gabbard's daughters, Margie Oppold and Nora Ball both of Woodland; her son, Hiarm Gabbard and Walter Gabbard both of Woodland; her grandchildren, Butch Oppold, Gail Noel, Robin McGill, Darrell Ball, Ricky Ball and Candy Narbaiz, all of Woodland; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Nancy Barron of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lidge Gabbard; her grandson, Kenneth Ball; her parents, David and Ida Wadkins; and her brother, Howard Wadkins.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland with Henry Tucker officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday December 20, 2005.)

GADDINI

John W. Gaddini

John W. Gaddini dies at age 81

John Weaver Gaddini died April 6, 1991, in Sebastopol. A native of Healdsburg, he was 81. At the request of the family, no services will be held. There will be a private inurnment in East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Gaddini hunted deer and fowl, fished in fresh and salt water, and enjoyed mushrooming and cooking. He was a member of the Winters Branch of Masonic Order, Sebastopol Fuchsia Society, and a member of both the Solano Farm Bureau and the Blackpoint Pheasant Club. He was a long-time Winters rancher in the Wolfskill district.

Mr. Gaddini is survived by his wife, Ellen Gaddini of Sebastopol; children, C. Lynn Kauffman of Woodland, Ernie W. Gaddini of Winters, Eddie Moore and his wife, Jeannette, of Woodland and Steve Moore and his wife, Linette, of Cloverdale; and grandchildren, Brittne J. Kauffman, Alexis Lewis and Hunter Moore, all of Woodland. He is also survived by a brother, Norman Gaddini of Sebastopol.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 11, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

GADE

Dan Gade

Dan Gade not only restored cars, but hearts as well.

Students and staff at Davis High School were devastated Monday when the news reached them that beloved teacher Daniel Lee Gade had died over the weekend. Gade, 56, had taught auto shop and power tech at DHS since August 1994. In that short time, Gade made an impact on many Davis teens.

"He took academic types and exposed them to the blue-collar world," said Kathy Ware, whose two sons, Mike and Matt Erke, took classes from Gade. "Here were two boys who don't exactly like getting their hands dirty and he made auto shop come alive for them."

Gade died in his sleep Monday morning of an apparent heart failure. He was found by his wife, Robyn, who is an attendance secretary at Davis High. Students and staff mourned for both halves of the popular couple.

"It's evident in the strong emotions exhibited by students and staff that Dan was dynamic, a much-beloved teacher, colleague and friend," said Marilyn Mansfield, interim principal.

Gade taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years before coming to Davis. He taught both industrial arts and art in Southern California. He took a break from teaching between 1981 and 1991 to work for Snap-On Tools in Sacramento, where he was promoted to sales manager.

Known for wearing wild shirts that displayed his love for all kinds of cars, the twinkle-eyed, smiling, mustachioed Gade reached a cross-section of students that transcended academic, social, economic and racial differences.

"He was a nice, grounded, all-around guy who talked to you as a person, and not as a teacher, to students," said junior Christine O'Neil. "He was warm and loving and it just made the class something to look forward to."

All over campus, posters went up, proclaiming love and affection for both of the Gades. Counselors sat with bereft students in the auto shop building, where a sign went up that read, "Dan Gade: We love you with all of our hearts." Photo memorials sprang up on doors, while a photo album Gade maintained circulated throughout the school.

"One student told me that Dan had just told him last Friday that he was going to be a great man," said counselor Courtenay Tessler. "He said nobody had ever told him that before. I said, 'Well, Mr. Gade never lied, so I guess he left you with quite a gift,' and the boy just beamed."

One student wrote, "Dear Robyn: The reason why so many students loved Dan was because he respected all kinds of people. He was everything a teacher should be."

An avid fan of the automotive wizards of Boston, Click and Clack, Gade had a tradition of reading aloud their syndicated column every Friday to his classes. "Nobody could read 'Click and Clack' like he could," said one student, "but we're going to keep reading it in his honor."

Mansfield said plans for a memorial service will be announced after Thanksgiving.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 20, 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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Daniel L. Gade

The family of the late Daniel L. Gade invites all friends - students and adults alike - to a memorial celebration in his honor Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., in Old Sacramento.

Gade, a high school teacher for 20 years in the Davis Joint Unified School District and Los Angeles city schools, also worked for Snap-On Tools for 10 years.

He died Nov. 19, 2001, in Newcastle at the age of 56.

His wife Robyn asks everyone to come share memories of Gade, particularly his interest in new and vintage cars.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 23, 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.)

GAGE

Ada J. Gage

Ada Jean Gage died April 12, 2001. Born Nov. 24, 1931, to James and Fiordinda Mackin, in Butler, Penn., she was 69.

She was raised in Butler, where she lived until moving to Raleigh, N.C. She came to El Macero in 1966. She was a member of the El Macero Country Club, Novel Reader Book Club, El Macero Republican Women, Friends of UC Davis Presents, Davis Flower Arrangers and St. James Catholic Church. She enjoyed golf, bridge and tennis and was an avid world traveler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gordon Gage Sr. on Dec. 6, 1987.

She is survived by her son, John Gordon Gage III and his wife, Victoria Gage, of Sacramento; and James Gregory Gage of Sacramento; grandchildren Scott Gage, Jacqueline Gage, Brit Gage and Austin Gage of Sacramento; great-grandson, Matthew Gage; brothers Elmer Mackin and Alvin Mackin of Butler, Penn.; brothers-in-law Robert Gage and William T. Maxwell of Middletown, Ohio; and her companion and family friend, Dan Louis of Sacramento and Davis.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. A reception will follow immediately at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive in El Macero. Burial will be private at North Side Cemetery in Butler. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 20, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

GAGE

Audrey Irene Gage

Audrey Irene Gage born in Palo Alto, Ca. on Aug. 10, 1939. Died in Woodland, Ca. on Dec. 2, 2003, following a lengthy illness. She was 64 years of age. She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Gage and Brenda Gage, both of Sacramento.

At Audrey's request, no services will be held.

A graduate of Woodland High School, Audrey also attended Sacramento City College. Over the years she pursued her passion for learning by being an avid reader.

Audrey worked her entire adult life in Woodland. She worked for the CalCan Trucking company as a Weigh Master. She also worked at Mobil Chemical as a vending attendant for many years. She was later employed by The Fashion, after which she became manager of Marlene's. She worked at Yolo General Hospital up until her retirement in 1990.

After retiring Audrey loved to garden and took great pride in the landscaping of her yard. She was also deeply committed to her "pups" who gave her a lifetime of love and comfort.

"When thoughts of me creep into your mind, please smile and remember me as a person who lived and loved, won and lost, laughed and cried, but most of all, who played the hand she was dealt and is at peace with the results" Audrey Gage, 1996.

(A photograph of Audrey Gage is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 13, 2003.)

GAGE

Bobby Lee Gage

Bobby Lee Gage died at the age of 62 on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, in his Woodland home, surrounded by his family and loved ones, after a battle with cancer. Mr. Gage was born in LaMesa, Texas, on Aug. 4, 1940, to Robert Allen and Veda Mae (Johnson) Gage who preceded him in death.

After graduating from Castro Valley High School in 1958, Mr. Gage joined the U.S. Air Force to begin a career of service to his country. After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, he attended technical training and became an aircraft instrument mechanic and also a training instructor in maintenance and repair of aircraft equipment and instruments.

Mr. Gage went on to serve during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Vietnamese Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Expert and Marksman Riflery medals and an Outstanding Unit Award. He last served with the 3535 Navigational Training Wing at Mather Air Force Base.

After 12 years of service, Mr. Gage left the military. He went to work with Spreckels Sugar Company in Woodland for the next 28 years, and was a member of the Woodland American Legion Post. Mr Gage loved carpentry work and was proud of the work he had done on his home, according to his family members.

He also loved performing at Halloween parties and especially loved the musical group ABBA. He was a Yolo County resident for 30 years.

Mr. Gage is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathleen (Edgmon) Gage; and his children: sons, Andrew and Thomas Gage of Idaho; daughters, Karen Clemons and husband Chuck of Sacramento, Erin Gage of Idaho, and Lynn Smith of Sacramento. Other survivors include Tammy Anderson and husband Ralph of Winters, Gina Stanley and husband Dennis of Woodland and David Garske of Woodland, as well as brother, T.D. Gage of Castro Valley and 12 grandchildren also.

No visitation is scheduled prior to the funeral service which will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Military honors will be presented at the conclusion of the service. Interment will be private and scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation in Mr. Gage's memory be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 18, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Gage is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

GAGE

Darrell E. "Mick" Gage

Darrell E. "Mick" Gage, age 65, died in Sacramento on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 following a long illness.

He was born in Merced on Sept. 5, 1939. He attended Fillmore and Planfield grammar schools in Woodland. Darrell attended Woodland High School where he lettered in varsity football for four years and was on the Sac-Joaquin championship team of 1958. Darrell graduated from Woodland High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 and was stationed in Germany. He was united in marriage to Leiselotte Nofsiger in September 1963.

When Darrell returned from Germany, he was employed by Kordite Co. and then Mobil Chemical Co. After Mobil, he went to work for Target as a warehouseman. He retired from Target three years ago. Darrell became interested in computers in his retirement and became very proficient with them.

Darrell is survived by his mother, Martha Gage of Woodland and an older brother, Don Gage of Roseville. He is further survived by nieces and nephews. Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Royal Gage in 1988 and a younger brother, Stanley in 1985.

Respecting the wishes of Darrell, no services are scheduled. He will be buried at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

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

GAIER

P.J. Gaier

P.J. Gaier of Richmond, Va., whose sister lives in Davis, died July 31, 2004. He was 41.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, on Sept. 18, 1962, he grew up in Piqua, Ohio and graduated from Lehman High School in Sidney, Ohio, where he was a varsity football player.

He moved to Richmond in the mid-1980s and founded his own company, now BEX Logistics. His business ahchievements include being twice named Richmond's Small Business Person of the Year and nominated as the state of Virginia's Entrepreneur of the Year. He was active in numerous organizations, including Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Midtown Toastmasters, Rotary International, Special Olympics and Virginia CEO.

He was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

At the time of his death, he was training to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Triathlon to be held later this month. The youngest of seven children, family was always an important part of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dolores Gaier, and a brother, E. Michael Gaier.

He is survived by his two sisters, Katie Gaier of San Rafael and Mary Stewart of Davis; three brothers, Rober Gaier of Solon, Ohio, Tim Gaier of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark Gaier of Ogunquit, Maine; two nephews; four nieces; and one grandnephew.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave. in Richmond, Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5511 Staples Mill Rd., Suite 105, Richmond, VA 23228 or Special Olympics Virginia, 3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23294.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 3, 2004.)

GAINES

John Franklin Gaines

John Franklin Gaines died at his home in Woodland Monday, Nov. 29 at age 86.

Mr. Gaines was born Dec. 15, 1917 in Broughton, Ill. He had been a Yolo County resident for 24 years. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois Normal University and earned a Ph.D. in botany and geography from the University of Nebraska. He served in the Army during World War II. He taught geography at UCLA and at California State College at Los Angeles, and chaired the geography department and was Dean of Fiscal Affairs. He later served as chairman of the geography department at California State University, Northridge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodland. In 1985, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers for his work editing the group's yearbook.

Survivors include Mr. Gaines' daughter, Judy of Boston, Mass.; his son, John of Benicia, his stepdaughter, Janie of Woodland, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Wilma Brown Gaines and Vivian Cordray Gaines.

Services: Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at J.T. Oswald-Nobel Chapel, 1001 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando, with burial to follow at the Oakwood Memorial Cemetery in Chatsworth. J.T. Oswald-Nobel Chapel Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 01, 2004.)

GAINES

Vivian Holmes Cordray Gaines

Vivian Holmes Cordray Gaines died in her Woodland home on Monday, April 28, 2003. She was 84.

Born in Harrisburg, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1948 to marry her first husband, William Cordray, and began teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District that same year. An accomplished musician and vocalist, Ms. Gaines taught music and third-grade. She taught for almost 25 years at Morningside Elementary School in San Fernando and retired in 1978. After her first husband's death, she married John F. Gaines and later moved to Woodland, Ca. Ms. Gaines is survived by her husband, John Gaines, her daughter, Janie Cordray, stepchildren John and Judith Gaines, daughter-in-law, Michele Gaines, and three grandchildren, Taylor, Brendon, and Erin Gaines.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Noble Chapel at 1231 First Street in San Fernando. As a teacher, Ms. Gaines believed strongly in education, and counseled her students and young women about the importance of higher education and the availability of scholarships and grants. For that reason, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the PEO Educational Loan Fund, California State Chapter P.E.O., P.O. Box 1099, Alhambra, Ca. 91802.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday May 03, 2003.)

GALABASA

Celestino Gorgulis Galabasa

Celestino Gorgulis Galabasa passed away on May 21, 2004, in Vacaville, He was 88 years old. Born in the Philippines on April 16, 1916, he served in the Army in World War II and came to the United States when he was 25.

Mr. Galabasa is survived by five children: David H. Galabasa; Tina M. Anguiano, Frances A. Perez, Celestino V. Galabasa, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, and Paul A. Galabasa. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, Latisha M. Brewer, Joshua D. Fritch, David P. Anguiano, Adam Anguiano, Jennifer Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, Edward B. Perez, III, Vanessa D. Perez, Klarice K. Galabasa, Celestino D. Galabasa and Beau A. Galabasa, and two great-grandchildren, Morgan T. Galabasa and Peyton S. Brewer.

We love you and will miss you always, until we see you again.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 27, 2004.)

GALBRAITH

Fred Galbraith

Fred Galbraith died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at age 73.

Born June 19, 1928, in Bakersfield, Mo., Mr. Galbraith was a farmer. He was a member o Crossroads Full Gospel Church of God.

Mr. Galbraith is survived by his wife, La Von Galbraith of Woodland; sons, Gary albraith and wife Rebecca and Terry Lee Galbraith; daughter-in-law, Michelle Galbraith of Citrus Heights; grandchildren, Chanda Galbraith of Fresno, Jennifer, Sarah, Rochelle and Jason of Woodland, David of Yuba City and Joseph of San Luis Obispo; and great-grandchildren, Aaron and Faith of Fresno, and Brian of Woodland.

He is also survived by his sister, Marjorie Riddles and husband Ray of Visalia; brothers, Aubrey Galbraith and wife Dorothy of Camp Nelson, and Mitchell Galbraith and wife Margie of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Galbraith was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Fred Galbraith, on Jan. 4, 1993; and great-grandson, Nathaniel Wayne Galbraith on May 15, 1997.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Crossroads Full Gospel Church, 386 W. Beamer, Woodland, with a burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

GALBRAITH

Ronald C. Galbraith

Ronald Charles Galbraith, a 27-year Davis resident, died on Feb. 7, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on Feb. 13, 1913, in Lyman, Idaho, he was 76.

He lived in Woodland for the last seven years, the last five at North Star Manor Senior Care Facility.

His early years were spent farming in Idaho and working in sales at Zellerbach Paper Co. He moved to California in 1961 and continued working in sales, retiring from the UC Davis Bookstore in 1978.

He was active in the Davis Dance Club and enjoyed golfing and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Leona Galbraith, who died in 1992.

He is survived by two daughters, Marcia Thomson and Carol Biancalana, both of Davis; two sons, Ron Galbraith of Citrus Heights and Ron Gridley of Morgan Hill; three brothers, Marlin Galbraith of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lloyd Galbraith of Thornton, Idaho, and Keith Galbraith of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Candy and Chris Thomson, Anne and Kim Biancalana, Jeff and Jennifer Galbraith, Jodie Usachenko, Tina Bedley and Christopher Gridley; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Northern California.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Feb. 6, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

GALE

Annette Marie (Gottschalk) Gale

Annette Marie (Gottschalk) Gale died peacefully on Feb. 19, 2003, after a courageous battle with lung disease. Born on April 2, 1923, to Christian Frederick and Anna Marie Gottschalk in Ridge Wood, N.Y., she was 80 years old.

She graduated in 1941 from Malvern High School in Malvern, Long Island. After graduation, she worked as a local and long distance telephone operator. She also worked on Wall Street for Kidder Peabody Brokerage Firm.

She met her husband, Robert, in 1942 and they married on Feb. 4, 1945, recently celebrating 58 years of marriage. The couple made their first home in Lubbock, Texas, where he was stationed after World War II. In 1947, they moved to Winters and lived there until 1960, when they moved to Davis and made their home in Willowbank.

She was a devoted wife and mother who took pride in her personal appearance and her home, decorating with a collection of antiques that her residence a true show place.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two loving sisters, Adelaide Parker and Elenor Shade.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Mark and Allen Gale of Davis; and two daughters, Robin Gale of West Sacramento and Laura Gale of Winters. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 511 Main St. in Winters.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 26, 2003.)

GALE

Betty Joyce Gale

Betty Joyce Gale passed away on Aug. 17, 2005 at her home in Winters, after a brief, yet courageous, battle with lymphoma. She was born on July 23, 1936, in Concord, where at the age of 19, she married Eugene Gale.

The family resided in Winters until 1978, when they moved to the Lake Almanor area. There, Betty worked for 11 years as a computer programmer at Collins Pine Company. She and Eugene returned to Winters in 1999, where Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as crocheting afghans, which she gave as gifts to friends and family. She also donated the afghans to the church. She loved to write poetry, enjoyed musicals, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish in Winters and St. Martin’s Altar Society in Esparto.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Eugene; parents Ralph and Katherine Johnson, of Rancho Cordova; sons Edward Gale and his fiance, Carolyn Chambers, of Winters, and Christopher Gale and his wife, Brenda, of Knights Landing; daughter Wendy (Gale) Stroud and her husband, Steven, of Brentwood; grandchildren Nicholas and Brannon Gale, of Buckley, Washington, Jessica Gale, of Sacramento, Zachary Gale, of Paradise, Skyler Gale, of Knights Landing and Amie and Steven Stroud, of Brentwood; great-grandson Jonah Reitan, of Sacramento; sisters Sheila (Johnson) Marinelli and her husband, Paul, of Rancho Cordova, and Shirley (Johnson) Warren, and her husband, Robert, of Concord; brother Ralph Johnson, Jr., and his wife, Donna, of Wimberley, Texas.

She is also survived by many other cherished family members, as well as devoted family pet, Danny.

A viewing was held on Monday, Aug. 22, followed by the recitation of the Rosary, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Winters. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at St. Anthony Parish Hall, followed by interment at the Winters Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 25, 2005.)

GALE

Donald Herbert Gale

Donald Herbert Gale, a lifelong resident of Yolo County, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 4, 2002, at Sutter General Hospital, at age 78.

Born June 23, 1924, in Winters, Mr. Gale was the son of the late Art and Mary Gale.

Mr. Gale a decorated war veteran of World War II, served as a sergeant in the Pacific Theater and was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart while serving with the 375th Infantry Division in Burma. After the war he enrolled at UC Davis in 1945, majoring in civil engineering.

While a student at UCD Mr. Gale lettered in basketball and baseball and continued to be a sports enthusiast all his life. He was instrumental in pioneering youth baseball and Little League in Davis where he resided for 27 years. He was married to Elizabeth Kendrick on Feb. 7, 1948 and was a commercial building contractor working in the area for over 45 years.

Mr. Gale is survived by his sons, Michael Gale and wife Stacy, Jeffrey Gale and wife Carolyn and Robert Gale, all of Woodland; and grandchildren, Andrienne Gonzales of Long Beach, Elizabeth Wells and husband Ron of Lakewood, Wash., Johannah Gale of Woodland, and David Gale of Woodland; and numerous nieces; and nephews.

He is also survived by his brothers, Robert Gale and wife Annette of Davis, Gene Gale and wife Betty of Winters, Gerald Gale and wife Louise of Woodland; and sisters, Laura Manger of Davis and Elizabeth Strauss of Pleasanton.

Mr. Gale was preceded in death by his brother, Elwood; and sisters, Florence, Lucille, and Mary Lou.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 511 Main St., Winters.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "The Daily Democrat," Friday, December 06, 2002.)

GALE

Mark Andrew Gale

Mark Andrew Gale died at Sierra Convalescent Home in Davis on May 5, after a brave and courageous struggle with cancer and failing health.

Born October 21, 1957 in Woodland he was the son of Robert and Annette Gale.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother in February, 2003. He is survived by his loving father, Robert Gale of Davis, sisters Laura Gale of Winters and Robin Gale of West Sacramento, and brother Allen Gale of Davis, aunts and uncles Bud and Laura Manger of Davis, Elizabeth Struss of Pleasanton, Gerald and Louise Gale of Woodland and Gene and Betty Gale of Winters. He is also survived by numerous cousins.

A private gathering to honor and remember Mark will be held at a later date.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 12, 2005.)

GALINDO

Elisa Galindo (1st of 2 obits.)

Elisa Galindo died Thursday, Jan. 5 at age 75.

Mrs. Galindo was born in West Sacramento on June 28, 1930 to Jose and Areopajita (Diaz) Galindo. She was a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She was employed by Contadina Foods for 40 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Galindo's husband of 53 years, Jose "Fidel" Galindo; her daughter, Elizabeth G. Limon of Elk Grove; her sons, Jesse Galindo and his wife Sandi of Woodland, Jaime Galindo and his fiancŽe Anne Bernath of Fostoria, Ohio; her grandchildren, Ryan Galindo and Toni Galindo of Woodland and Danny Limon of Elk Grove; her sisters, Manuelita Galindo, Elvira Holguin, Socorro Zaragoza and Teresa Orozco; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Robert "Bobby" Galindo Limon and her brothers, Joe Galindo and Waldo Galindo.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Galindo's name be directed to be made to Holy Rosary Building Fund, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, 95695; or to the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, 95776.

Services: Visitation and viewing was scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A rosary was recited after the visitation at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Enrique Alvarez officiating. Entombment will follow the Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 12, 2006.)

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Elisa Galindo June (2nd of 2 obits.)

Elisa Galindo slipped into the arms of her beloved Lord suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at the age of 75. Mrs. Galindo was born in West Sacramento on June 28, 1930 and was the third child of the seven children to be born to Jose and Areopajita (Diaz) Galindo. She was a Yolo County resident for 60 years.

Elisa was employed by Contadina Foods for 40 years. She enjoyed the years of working with her co-workers and looked forward to each new season at the cannery. Elisa demonstrated her love of life through cooking and canning, spending time with her family and showing interest and concern for their well-being throughout each of their lives. An avid Catholic, with a strong faith in the Lord, attending Mass at Holy Rosary was very important to her. One of the things she most enjoyed in life was her afternoon walk to enjoy the fresh air and to commune with nature and enjoy its beauty.

Mrs. Galindo is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jose "Fidel" Galindo, her sons, Jesse Galindo and wife Sandi of Woodland, Jaime Galindo and fiancŽe Anne Bernath of Fostoria, Ohio and her daughter, Elizabeth G. Limon of Elk Grove. Also surviving Elisa are her grandchildren, Ryan Galindo and Toni Galindo of Woodland and Danny Limon of Elk Grove. Her devoted sisters who survive her are Manuelita Galindo, Elvira Holguin, Socorro Zaragoza and Teresa Orozco and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe Galindo and Waldo Galindo and her beloved grandson, Robert "Bobby" Galindo Limon.

Visitation and viewing is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A rosary will begin after the visitation at 4 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Enrique Alvarez officiating. Entombment will follow the Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento. The family requests memorial donations in her memory to be made to Holy Rosary Building Fund or to the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 10 through January 11, 2006.)

GALINDO

Robert George Limón Galindo

Robert G. Limón Galindo passed away suddenly due to an automobile accident in Sacramento Sunday, Nov. 14 at age 22. Robert was born in Sacramento June 2, 1982 to Elizabeth (Galindo) Limón of Woodland and Jorge Gonzalez Limón of Jalisco, Mexico.

Robert grew up in the Sacramento area, attending Harriet Eddy Middle School and Laguna Creek High School, where he graduated in 2000. Continuing his education at the junior college level, he was employed as a customer representative for Downy Savings and Loan of Sacramento and was extremely active in sports. "Bobby" liked fishing at Elk Grove Park and as far away as Key West, Fla.; loved water skiing at Comanche Lake and snow skiing at snow boarding at Mt. Donner or Sierra Ski Ranch. While in middle school he began wrestling, which he continued at Laguna Creek High School. It was in high school when he began playing soccer and was active with the Stampede Soccer Team of Elk Grove where he lived with his family. Whether it was riding BMX bikes, mountain bikes, dirt bikes or four-wheeling, he enjoyed the sport and rode in Los Gatos, San Francisco, the Cache Creek area and Prairie City. As an avid outdoorsman, he was fond of camping at the Ice House and Comanche Lake area. Robert most enjoyed the times he spent with his family and friends, raising his Red Devil Fish and is remembered by all as enjoying a good barbecue, or eating his favorite seafood or Mexican dishes. He will be greatly missed by his mother, brother, father and his extended family and friends as well as "Napoleon," his beloved dog.

Robert is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Galindo) Limón and his brother, Daniel Joseph Limón of Elk Grove and his father, Jorge Gonzalez Limón of Sacramento. His grandparents, Jose and Elisa Galindo and Antonio and Margarita Limón, all of Woodland; his aunts, Ana Ruelas, Margarita Ruiz, Silvia Contreras, Vickie Limón and Patty Espinosa, all of Woodland and his uncles, Gabriel Limón, Sergio Limón, and Omar Limón, all of Woodland, Antonio Limón of Phoenix, Felipe Limón of Davis, Jesse Galindo and his wife Sandi of Woodland and Jim Galindo and his significant other Anne Bernath of Fostoria, Ohio survive him also. "Bobby" leaves behind many cousins and friends who share a special love for him.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church, Friday, Nov. 19 at noon with Father Juan Pérez officiating. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, 6700 21st Ave., Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Robert's memory be made to Robert Limón Trust Fund, Downy Savings and Loan, 2150 Watt Ave., Sacramento, 95825. Acct. No. 4220015977.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 18, 2004.)

GALINDO

Socorro Ortega Galindo

Socorro Ortega Galindo died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at age 64.

She was born on April 21, 1939, in Sandias, Durango, Mexico. She worked for Contadina as a supervisor for 35 years. Socorro and her husband Waldo were avid travelers and were fortunate to visit various places and also enjoyed numerous cruises. She enjoyed recreational gambling, dancing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Waldo Galindo of 48 years, children, Wence and Susan Galindo of Modesto, Nancy Galindo of Sacramento, Angie and Mark Cobey of Woodland, Waldo Jr. and Donna Galindo of Rocklin, Elva Galindo of Woodland, Anabel and Dave Kinser of Woodland, Adrian Galindo of Woodland; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her mother, Gregoria Ortega; nine brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews at the Bay area.

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

A rosary will be held on Friday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 .m. Saturday, Dec. 27, also at Holy Rosary Church. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery of Woodland.

(A photograph of Socorro Galinda is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 22, 2003.)

GALINDO

Waldo Diaz Galindo

Waldo Diaz Galindo died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at age 73.

Born May 15, 1931, in Sandias, Durango, Mexico, Mr. Galindo had been a Yolo County resident for 55 years.

Survivors include his children, Wence and Susan Galindo of Modesto, Nancy Galindo of Sacramento, Angie and Mark Cobey of Woodland, Waldo Jr. and Donna Galindo of Rocklin, Elva Galindo of Woodland, Anabel and Dave Kinser of Woodland, and Adrian Galindo of Woodland; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Socorro Galindo on December 2003.

The family requests memorials be directed to charity of donor's choice; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616-1014; and American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: There will be a vigil scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A funeral mass is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 29, 2004.)

GALLAUDET

Earle L. Gallaudet and Winchester C. Gallaudet

A memorial service is planned this weekend in Carlsbad for Earle Lewis Gallaudet and Winchester Castle Gallaudet, who were killed in a traffic crash last week on Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.

Winchester "Chetti" Gallaudet was killed instantly in the single-vehicle accident on Oct. 25, 2001. Her husband of 55 years died four days later, on Oct. 29, 2001, at the University Medical Center in Fresno, where he was flown by helicopter for treatment of his injuries.

Earle Gallaudet was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Jersey City, N.J. A veteran of World War II, Gallaudet spent his professional career as an aircraft quality control inspector in Southern California.

Chetti Gallaudet was born May 18, 1920, also in Jersey City. She worked for Northrop-Grumman Corp. for 20 years as a contracts administrator.

The couple had lived in Carlsbad since 1977 and were moving to Davis to be near their family when the accident occurred.

They are survived by their son, Bruce Gallaudet and his wife Debbie Davis, and their grandchildren, Nick and Julie Gallaudet, all of Davis; and Earle Gallaudet's sister, Ruth Hsienga of New Jersey and her husband Ted.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 30, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

GALLAUDET

Earle L. Gallaudet and Winchester C. Gallaudet

A memorial service is planned this weekend in Carlsbad for Earle Lewis Gallaudet and Winchester Castle Gallaudet, who were killed in a traffic crash last week on Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.

Winchester "Chetti" Gallaudet was killed instantly in the single-vehicle accident on Oct. 25, 2001. Her husband of 55 years died four days later, on Oct. 29, 2001, at the University Medical Center in Fresno, where he was flown by helicopter for treatment of his injuries.

Earle Gallaudet was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Jersey City, N.J. A veteran of World War II, Gallaudet spent his professional career as an aircraft quality control inspector in Southern California.

Chetti Gallaudet was born May 18, 1920, also in Jersey City. She worked for Northrop-Grumman Corp. for 20 years as a contracts administrator.

The couple had lived in Carlsbad since 1977 and were moving to Davis to be near their family when the accident occurred.

They are survived by their son, Bruce Gallaudet and his wife Debbie Davis, and their grandchildren, Nick and Julie Gallaudet, all of Davis; and Earle Gallaudet's sister, Ruth Hsienga of New Jersey and her husband Ted.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 30, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

GALLIAN

Amy M. Gallian

Amy M. Gallian died Oct. 24, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, She was 60.

She was born in Chicago, on July 27, 1941, to the late John and Margaret Walker.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 36 years. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Gallian of Woodland, her daughter Lori Gallian of Sacramento, brother John Walker of Illinois, and sisters Lorraine Adams of Illinois and Sheila Boyd of Westminster. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

The family would prefer memorials be directed to the Salvation Army, 430 College St., Woodland, CA 95695.

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

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

GALLOWAY

Bud Galloway

Bud Galloway passed away on March 9, at the UC Davis Medical Center. Born on April 19, 1921 in Calico Rock, Arkansas, he was 83 years old.

Mr. Galloway served in World War II as a gunner on the USS Helena for 6 years. He came to Winters in 1948 where he raised his family. He retired from Syar Industries in 1980. He relocated to Douglas Flats where he spent the remainder of his life.

Mr. Galloway is survived by three children, son Lynn, son and daughter-in law Rick and Dawn Galloway, daughter and son-in-law Sherry and Floyd Nichols. Grandchildren Stacy and Eric Nires, Julie Nichols, Gina Wilkenson, Robert, Brandy, Yvonne, James, Ben, John and Katie Galloway. Also nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vada and son Ken Galloway.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at Kraft Brothers, 175 Second Street, Woodland.

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

GALLOWAY

Ken Galloway

Ken Galloway passed away on May 19, 2004, at home in Douglas Flat. Born on July 10, 1953, he was 50 years old.

Mr. Galloway was a resident of Douglas Flat and a prior resident of San Andreas and Angels Camp. He graduated from Winters High School in 1971. He was a parts clerk for various auto parts stores in Calaveras County, including Frontier Auto Supply, Calaveras Auto Supply and The Livery Stable.

He is survived by his son Robert Galloway and his wife Debi, of Carson City Nevada; daughter Gina Wilkinson and her husband, Jeffrey, of Douglas Flat; brother Rick Galloway and his wife Lynn, of Dixon; sister Sherry Nichols, of Woodland and his father, Bud Galloway of Douglas Flat. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held for Mr. Galloway on Saturday, May 22, at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp. Inurnment was private.

Angels Memorial Chapel assisted the family in arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 27, 2004.)

GALLOWAY

Vada Carlene Galloway

Vada Carlene Galloway entered into her eternal rest on Dec. 26, 2003, while at Woodland Skilled Nursing Home. Born in Culp, Arkansas on April 16, 1932 to Virgie and Calvin Branscum, she was 71 years old.

At age 15, Vada met a Navy man, Phineas Galloway (known as Bud) at a church dance. They married shortly after. After Bud's stint in the Navy was completed in 1947, they moved to Winters. Their four children Lynn, Sherry, Ken and Rick were born while there.

While living in Winters, Vada was employed at American Home Foods in Vacaville, as a cook at St. Johns and at Mobile Chemical in Woodland and at the baker y in Winters. She loved to cook and bake and as daughter Sherry said, "fed all the kids in the neighborhood." She could not see anyone go without if it was in her power to meet a need. She was a woman of service. Her life revolved around her family, friends and neighbors.

Vada loved to fish and camp, and Sherry said that her mom would sometimes keep her out of school just to go fishing with her. She loved to catch catfish and one day they caught 26. She took Sherry along to take "those puppies" off the hook.

In 1986, Bud and Vada moved to Murphys. She worked for a while doing in-home nursing care and later worked at Gracewood Manor in Angels Camp. She was always caring for any neighbor who needed transportation, food or anything she could provide. She would do without herself in order to provide for another's need.

Vada is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bud Galloway of Murphys; son Lynn Galloway and daughter Sherry Nichols and her husband Floyd, all of Woodland, son Ken Galloway of Murphys, and son Rick Galloway and his wife, Dawn of Dixon; sister Wanda Burrone of Woodland; grandchildren Stacy Sparkmen and Julie Nichols, both of Woodland, Eric Nires and his wife Kim, of Oregon, Gina Wilkenson and her husband Jeff, of Murphys, Robert Galloway and his wife, Debbie of Carson City, Nevada, Brandy Galloway of Washington, Yvonne Galloway of Glen Dora, James Galloway of San Diego, Ben Galloway of Winters, Jon Jon and Caitlyn of Dixon; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Hearshel Branscum, of Arkansas and Lee Branscum of Woodland.

Memorial services were held in Woodland on Monday, Dec. 29, at Kraft Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 1, 2004.)

GALLOWAY

Viola B. Galloway

Viola B. Galloway died in her daughter's home in Elk Grove, on Jan. 29. Viola was born on Nov. 21, 1921 to Noah and Emma Stanton in Phillips County, Kansas. She was a long-time resident of Winters.

Mrs. Galloway was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. Though records will show a high school education, those who knew her well would say she had a "Ph.D. in common sense." She lent a sympathetic ear and an abundance of sound advice.

A master storyteller, she would keep friends and family enthralled with stories of the past. She truly had the "gift of gab." She could talk to anyone anytime, about any subject.

Mrs. Galloway was not rich in worldly possessions, but she kept a treasure-trove of memories tucked safely away. Small momentos of childish drawings and first letters and valentines presented to a cherished grandma were carefully preserved over the years and proudly shared with all visitors.

Her passing will leave a void in all our lives. But her love, her warmth and her spirit will live on forever in our hearts.

Mrs. Galloway is survived by her brother, Lawrence (Jim) Stanton and her daughter, Susan E. Smith, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Vincent Galloway, her daughter Donna Marie Fisher, and her son, Robert Dennis Galloway. Viola is also survived by a multitude of friends.

Private family services were held on Feb. 6.

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

GALLUP

Almina B. Gallup

Almina Gallup, Covered Wagon Pioneer, Passes

Mrs. Almina B. Gallup, 87, well known pioneer resident of Hanford and Kings county passed away Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Roughton, 1410 North Harris street, following a short illness.

She was a native of Michigan and the widow of the late Elias Gallup, pioneer resident of this county, who passed away in 1917. When just a wee baby Mrs. Gallup came across the plains by ox team with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand* Ruggles, arriving at Woodland when she was six months old.

In 1872 she joined in marriage with Elias Gallup and for five years they made their home in Woodland. In 1877 they moved to what is now Kings county, the family settling about five miles northeast of Hanford where Mr. Gallup engaged in farming for many years. For the past twenty years Mrs. Gallup has made her home in Hanford.

Surviving are two sons, Walter Gallup of Sacramento and Elmer H. Gallup of hardwick, and a daughter, Mrs. S. J. Roughton of Hanford. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Cox of Woodland, and Mrs. Augusta Sears of Winters; a brother, F. Ruggles of Santa Cruz; four grand children, two great grandchild (six), and two cousins, Mrs. George Farmer and Mrs. T. B. Johnson, pioneer residents of this county.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Russell & Scott Mortuary with interment in Hanford cemetery.

* "Ferdinand Ruggles" is not correct; should be Fernando C. Ruggles. Her mother was Leana (Kinkle) Ruggles.

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Funerals

Mrs. Almina B. Gallup

Funeral services for Mrs. Almina B. Gallup, well known pioneer resident of Hanford and Kings county, who passed away on Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Roughton, following a short illness, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Robert E. Cordell was officiating clergyman. Solos were sung by Mrs. Guy Chase accompanied on the organ by Joseph Wayne.

(The newspapers and dates that the following articles were found in are unknown, although Almina Gallup died May 10, 1937, in Hanford, Kings County, California.)

GALLUP

Walter W. Gallup

Woodland Native Succumbs After Long Illness

Funeral services for Walter W. Gallup, 64, native of Woodland, who died Sunday at his home in Sacramento, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Andrews and Greilich Funeral Home, 28th and W streets, Sacramento. Burial will take place in the family plot at Woodland cemetery.

Mr. Gallup, who has distant relatives residing here, succumbed following an illness of six months.

He was born November 18, 1875, in Woodland, and remained here until 20 years ago. On November 18, 1919, he married Miss Nora Hayes.

Until five years ago, Mr. Gallup had been employed by the Southern Pacific company. He also was known as a horse trainer.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Hayes Gallup, a sister, Mrs. Maud E. Roundton,* and a brother, Elmer Gallup, both of Hanford, Kings County."

*Roundton should be Roughton

(Name and date of newspaper is unknown, although Walter Gallup died 21 May 1939.)

GALVAN

Teresa C. "Grandma Honey" Galvan

Teresa C. "Grandma Honey" Galvan died at Woodland Healthcare on Monday, Oct. 24 at age 70.

Mrs. Galvan was born in Rio Hondo, Texas on Sept. 10, 1935 to Aurelio and Esperanza (Gonzalez) Chavarria. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 42 years. She worked for Contadina Foods, retiring after 25 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Galvan's daughters, Oralia and her husband Pete, Enes and Rebecca and her husband George; her sons, David Jr., Juan and his wife Anna, Rosendo and his wife Tina, Daniel, Jesus, Ricardo and his wife Penny and Mario and his wife Marie; her grandchildren, Xochitl, Chela, Adriana, Noe, Ernie, David III, Kayla, Arvicio, Melissa, Jonnie, Rosendo Jr., Steven, Brian, Stephanie, Jesse Jr. Clarissa, Felisha, Sherry, Samuel, Mario Jr. and Matthew; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, David G. Galvan Sr. and her parents.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Galvan's name be directed to The American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010 or American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland with Deacon Ed Kull of Holy Rosary Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 3, 2005.)

GALWAY

Karen Anne Stroeh Galway

Karen Anne Stroeh Galway died peacefully in her sleep on June 6, 2005, after a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Pasadena, on July 22, 1932, where her family lived on a small farm. At the age of 9, Karen was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She attended grade school in Novato, and Guadelupe Junior High School in Vallejo. Karen graduated with honors from San Rafael High School in 1950. She was Salutorian of her class and received several scholarships including Life Membership in the California Scholarship Federation. Always an excellent student, she majored in French at the College of Marin and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1952.

In October 1952, Karen married Robert Galway, an Air Force Sergeant, and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was stationed. Her daughter, Debra, was born at Scandia Air Force Base in 1953. After Robert was discharged from the Air Force, the couple moved to Berkeley, where Robert got his bachelor’s degree in economics. They purchased their first home in Walnut Creek, and in 1956, son Jeffrey was born.

In the spring of 1963, the family moved to Sacramento. While living in a rented duplex, Karen helped design their new home in Greenhaven - a source of pride and joy. During this time Karen continued what would become a lifelong passion - volunteering. During the children’s school years in both Walnut Creek and Sacramento, she was very active in the PTA and often served as an officer or committee chair. From Larkey Lane Elementary in Walnut Creek, to Ethyl I. Baker and Bear Flag Elementary Schools, Sam Brannan Jr. High School and finally J.F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, she was well known for her tireless work.

As the children grew older, Karen’s love of learning resurfaced and she returned to college. As a part time student, she returned to college in 1969. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography in 1977 and Master’s Degree in Urban Planning in 1984 from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). During that time she received numerous honors for her academic achievement.

In 1974, Karen entered Government Service at the Sacramento Army Depot where she worked in various positions leading to Employee Relations and Development. Karen and Robert divorced in 1975. In 1981, she moved to a position as Training Officer at the Concord Navel Weapons Station. Then, she retired as a GS-13, and later returned as a contract employee at the Weapons Station.

During her retirement, Karen continued her work in community service. She held many positions from Director of Homeowners Associations where she lived, to work on the Board of Administrative Appeals for the City of Antioch and the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, to serving as President and Director of the CSUS Alumni Association and Director of the Woodland Humane Society. These are just a sampling of the many organizations she got involved in. Those she worked with will remember her for her energy, enthusiasm and caring ways.

At the age of 64, Karen retired for good and pursued another goal. She designed and built her own handicapped accessible home in Winters. She was very proud of the completed home which is comfortable yet accessible without obvious alterations.

Karen is survived by two children, Debra Galway, Senior Civil Engineer for the City of Vacaville, and Jeff Galway of Springfield, VA, a retired Naval Officer and US Naval Academy graduate working as a Satellite Communications Engineer; one brother, Dietrich Stroeh and his wife, Margaret, of Novato; and four grandchildren, Kathleen Galway of Charlottesville, VA, Laura Galway of Springfield VA, and Alyson and Christopher Galway-Howard of Vacaville.

Karen was a loving and giving person who always kept the other person in mind. In recent years, she had been in declining health due to complications related to the Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her battle with ovarian cancer was short and she was kept comfortable at the end. She will be missed but she is now free of a life-long battle with chronic pain and other problems related to the arthritis.

Karen will be cremated and interned privately at Valley Memorial Park in Novato. A memorial service celebrating Karen’s life will be held on Saturday, July 30.

Contact her family by e-mail at karengalwayservice@cwnet.com for details. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the animal welfare charity of your choice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 16, 2005.)

GAMEZ

Maria Lilia Gamez

Maria Lilia Gamez died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Aug. 28 at age 31.

Mrs. Gamez was born Nov. 12, 1973 in El Marimol, Guanajuato, Mexico to Jose and Maria (Raya) Gamez. She had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She previously worked for Seminis Seed Company in Woodland, and was employed at the UC Davis Day Care Center at the time of her death.

Survivors include Mrs. Gamez's husband of 10 years, Enrique Jimenez and her children, Enrique Jimenez Jr. and Nallely Jimenez; her parents, Jose and Maria Gamez; her sister, Yolanda Gamez; her brother, Jose Gamez, all of Woodland and her brother, Mario Gamez of Los Angeles.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Gamez, private visitation and interment will be held at Cementario El Marimol in El Marimol, Guanajuato, Mexico. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 2, 2005.)

GAMPER

Robin Rowe Gamper

Robin Gamper died Oct. 6, 1999, in her home after a heroic five-year battle with breast cancer. Born on Jan. 9, 1952, in Menlo Park, California, she was 47.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, with a potluck luncheon at the church following.

A 28-year resident of Davis, she taught for 18 years in the Winters Joint Unified School District, initially teaching sixth and fifth grades. For the past 10 years, she taught third grade at Waggoner Elementary School.

An avid reader, one of Robin's greatest joys was teaching children to read. She also excelled at writing grants to provide Winters students and their families with extracurricular enrichment programs such as Saturday Science, the original third grade Star Party and Farm Day. She also served as the district's liaison to the California Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the honor society for women educators.

She attended UC Davis, where she received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Planning and Management in 1975 and her teaching credential in 1976. She began her teaching career at the Sly Park Outdoor Education Program in Pollock Pines. Robin also worked for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service teaching desert awareness and environmental interpretation.

A gourmet cook, she loved to entertain at home with a dinner party or a wine tasting to bring neighbors together. Each winter, she would have an open house-either a Christmas cookie exchange or a New Years' Day buffet-where her home would be packed with families from 10th, 11th and D streets. Each spring, she was the mistress of ceremonies for the annual neighborhood Easter egg hunt. An entire generation of Central Davis children have grown up believing the Easter Bunny was headquartered in the Gampers' front yard. She was also active in organizing a Neighborhood Watch program. According to her neighbors, "Robin connected us with one another, making her home the heart of our neighborhood."

She is survived by her beautiful daughters, Jessica, 16, and Lesley, 10, and John, her husband of 18 years. She is also survive by her brothers, Curt and Doug Rowe of the Bay Area; sister, Nancy Richards of Bothel, Washington; step-mother, Wilma Nicholson of Belmont; and mother, Nancy Rowe of Kirkland, Washington.

The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the Winters Joint Unified School District and especially the teachers and staff of Waggoner School. The family would also like to thank the California Farm Bureau Federation for its support over the last five years. In addition, the family is grateful to the Yolo Hospice for its assistance during the last day of Robin's life.

The family requests that any remembrances be sent in her name to any of the following: the Davis United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis, 95616; the Davis Community Clinic, 2040 Sutter Place, Davis, 95616, or the California Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, 95833.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 14, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

GANDER

Agnes C. Gander

Agnes Cecilia Gander of Davis died on April 2, 2002, in her Davis home. A former resident of San Francisco, she was 94.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1908, in San Francisco. She was a devoted homemaker and was a Davis resident for 21 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Gander.

She is survived by her children, Catherine L. Dunn of South San Francisco, James P. Gander of Salt Lake City, John Gander of San Diego and Therese Gander of Davis. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation and a recitation of the rosary took place Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. The funeral mass took place Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St., Davis.

Burial followed at the service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma.

Remembrances may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 9, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

GANYO

Valmore Joseph Ganyo

Valmore Joseph Ganyo passed away on June 24, 2005. He was born May 16, 1923 in Argyle, Minn. Survived by son Robert Ganyo (Sara), daughters Beverly Jones (Ken) and Bonnie Blanchard (Gary), sisters Priscilla Walker, Mayme Neegard, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Valmore was a member of the Operating Engineers and worked in the highway construction business after moving to Long Beach in 1944 from Minnesota. He spent his last 20 years working for M.L. Dubach Co. of Davis before retiring in 1985. He enjoyed basketball, fishing and travel. He also loved watching his grandchildren play sports. A private interment will take place at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 2, 2005.)

GANZ

Joy Phern Ganz

Joy Phern Ganz died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, May 14 at age 68.

Mrs. Ganz was born Oct. 17, 1936 in Crescent, Okla. She had been a Yolo County resident for more than 60 years. She was a graduate of Esparto High School. She worked for Foy's Toys in Woodland and was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Ganz's husband of 52 years, Lavern W. Ganz, also of Woodland; her daughter, Elizabeth M. Jackson and her husband Jesse of Yuba City; her sons, Steven G. Ganz of Woodland and Eric L. Ganz and his partner Stephen Kraatz of Sacramento; her grandchildren, Joy Jackson, Sara Cookson and her husband Nathan and Stephanie Boone and her husband Nick; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Amy Cookson, Adam Jackson, Marcus, Destiny and Elijah Boone and Anasthasia Ganz; her mother, Velma Martin of Woodland; her sister, Marilyn Martin of Woodland and her brother, Jimmy Martin of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Newman and her grandson, Stephen George Ganz Jr.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Ganz, no services are scheduled. Cremains will be returned to the family. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, May 21, 2005.)

GANZ

Steven George Ganz, Jr.

Steven George Ganz Jr. died in Woodland Thursday, June 10, 2004, at age 30.

Born April 7, 1974, in Woodland, Mr. Ganz was a lifelong resident of Woodland. He worked for Wal-Mart.

Survivors include her daughter, Anesthasia Ganz; father, Steven George Ganz Sr.; mother, Billeta Stottlemyre; grandparents, Lavern and Joy Ganz of Knights Landing; great-grandmothers, Velma Martin and Mildred Hukill; and sister, Stephanie Boone.

The family requests memorials be directed to 1314 Coloma Way, Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at 1519 6th St., Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 24, 2004.)

GAO

Chengxian Gao

Chengxian Gao of Davis died of liver failure resulting from the complication of a chemotherapy treatment for an extragonal germ cell cancer at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was 45.

He was born and grew up in the Fujian Province of China. He graduated from Nanjing Forestry University with a bachelor of science degree in 1982.

In 1983, he came to the United States to continue his education. He received a master's degree in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1985. In 1992, he received his doctoral degree in engineering from UCD. He had been working at UCD's Shields Library, and was a programming supervisor there before his untimely death.

He met his wife, Jianmin Huang, when the two were doctoral students at UCD. They married in 1988. He became a U.S. citizen in 2001.

He was a loving father and husband, and a joyful and devoted friend. He was an active member of the university as well as the Davis community.

He is survived by his wife and his daughters, Shirley and Emily Gao of Davis. He is also survived by his 97-year-old father, Xinli Gao of China; his elder brothers, Chengtong Gao, Chengxuan Gao, Chengquan Gao, Chengyue Gao and Chengfeng Gao of China; his elder sisters, Xuexhen Gao and Xueping Gao of China; his father-in-law, Chengsui Huang of China; his mother-in-law, Shuxian Chen of China; and his sister-in-law, Jianyi Huang of Canada.

Friends are invited to a viewing Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The family will host a memorial service Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Davis Chinese Christian Church, 536 Anderson Road. Refreshments will be offered after the service.

Separately, UCD will host a remembrance service Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in the courtyard at Shields Library. At the service, his friends and colleagues at the university will recount their memories of him.

In his memory, and particularly in support of the future education and well-being of his two very young daughters, donations can be made to the Chengxian Gao Memorial Fund, c/o the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis, CA 95616; c/o the Davis Chinese Christian Church, 536 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616; or to 3138 Florinda Lane, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 5, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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