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HACKETT

Tyra Burnell Hackett

(The Daily Democrat, Friday, September 24, 1999)

Tyra Burnell Hackett died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at age 83.

Born April 2, 1916, in Guinda, Mr. Hackett was a lifelong resident of Yolo County who lived in guinda. He was the son of the late Tyra D. and Lucille (*Henderson) Hackett. According to his family 'he was an avid hunter; who was particularly proud of his military record during World War II and was a member of Yolo Grange.'

Mr. Hackett is survived by his children, Tyra Elliott Hackett and Wanda Louise Hackett, both of Seattle, Wash., Carmen Davis Hackett of Aurora, Colo, Paula Hackett Palmer of Sacramento, Marva Bailey and Louana Harden, both of Guinda, “Sharky” Charlotte Tolliver of Auburn and Colleen Henson of Esparto; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his sister Laura R. Hackett of Sacramento.

Mr. Hackett was preceded in death by his grandaughter Sachya Davis in 1982.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Capay Cemetery, with Elder Stanton, of New Testament Church of Woodland officiating. A potluck luncheon will be held at the Yolo Grange Hall, in Guinda, immediately following the service.

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

*NOTE: Tyra's birth record gives his mother's name as Lucille Etta, Henderson was her stepfather's name.

(The above obituary was contributed by Louana Harden.)

HADDEN

Webb C. Hadden (1st of 2 obituaries)

Webb C. Hadden died at his Woodland home Sunday, March 27 at age 63.

Mr. Hadden was born Oct. 16, 1941 in Oceanside to Leonard and Elizabeth (Costar) Tanner. He was a Yolo County resident for 37 years. He was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1963 with Master's degree in psychology. He worked as a counselor for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 19 years until 1988. After leaving WJUSD, he worked for Goodwill Industries as a vocational evaluator, as well as Yolo Employment Services as a placement counselor.

Survivors include Mr. Hadden's wife of 36 years, Myrtis Hadden of Woodland; his sister, Joanne Pirkey of Sacramento; his brothers, Stuart Hadden of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Mike Hadden of El Dorado Hills; one niece; five nephews and one great-niece. Preceding him in death was his parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Tanner and his sister, Judy Young.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Hadden's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 96517.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hadden, 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," Wednesday, March 30, 2005.)

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Webb C. Hadden (2nd of 2 obits.)

Webb C. Hadden, 63, passed away Sunday, March 27 at his Woodland home. Born Oct. 16, 1941 in Oceanside to Leonard and Elizabeth (Costar) Tanner, he was raised in the Bay Area and a graduate of the Mt. Diablo High School class of 1959. Mr. Hadden graduated from UC Berkeley in 1963, having received his Master's degree in psychology. A Yolo County resident for the 37 years, he worked as a counselor for the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 19 years until 1988. After leaving WJUSD, he worked for Goodwill Industries as a vocational evaluator, as well as Yolo Employment Services as a placement counselor. Cooking, kayaking and love of the outdoors were a few of his passions. He is survived by his bride of 36 years, Myrtis Hadden of Woodland; a sister, Joanne Pirkey of Sacramento; brothers, Stuart Hadden of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Mike Hadden of El Dorado Hills. Five nephews, one niece and one great-niece also survive him. Preceding him in death was his parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Tanner and sister, Judy Young. Private family services will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 in his memory. Assisting the family with arrangements under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 01, 2005.)

HADFY

Leslie B. Hadfy

Dr. Leslie B. Hadfy died on June 1, 2000, in Luzerne, Switzerland. Born in Budapest, Hungary, on March 9, 1923, he was 77.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1950, he was a longtime resident of Davis. He earned his master's degree from UC Berkeley in biochemistry. He graduated from UC San Francisco Medical School and interned at Kaiser Hospital and Letterman Army Hospital. After serving as a physician in the U.S. Air Force, he completed his pathology residency in San Francisco at the UC Medical School.

He became Yolo County's first full-time pathologist in 1964 and served as county coroner for Yolo and Sutter counties. He also served as laboratory director at the Cowell Student Health Center at UC Davis and at Davis Community Hospital.

Hadfy founded and headed the Yolo Diagnostic Medical Group and Davis Clinical Laboratory, retiring in 1988. Since retirement, he began spending time in both California and Switzerland.

He is survived and mourned by Charlotte Wutholen of Switzerland, Ildiko Kathy Fortier of Fresno, his nephew and niece, Rodolfo and Dora Hadfy of Venezuela, all their families, and many friends worldwide.

In honoring his wishes, the family requests that remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Cemetery, 254 N. Blythe, Fresno. Interment will follow immediately at St. Peter's.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 16, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HADLEY

Williard Leo 'Buck' Hadley

Born May 29, 1923 in Hulbert, Okla. Passed away April 18, 2005 at San Juan Hospital in Farmington, N.M. after a long illness with cancer. He lived in Flora Vista in the "Four Corners" area of New Mexico.

Buck and his family moved to Woodland in 1948 after World War II. He served as an Air Force Paramedic station in Amarillo, Texas.

He was employed by Lane Western as a well driller and was well recognized for his expertise in the fields.

As a child he attended the "The Weindot American Indian School" through the eighth grade. His mother, Caroline Crabtree Hadley, was a Cherokee Indian who migrated to Oklahoma by following the "Trail of Tears." She then married John Hadley.

As a child Buck enjoyed many fishing adventures noodling for catfish with his brothers and cousins, Calvin Whitekiller on the James River in Missouri and throughout his life.

He loved his family and friends and planned great outdoor gatherings with lots of good food and fun.

Buck is survived by his sons, Bobby Hadley and his wife Marcia of Arcata and Willard Jay Hadley and his wife Judy of Woodland. Grandchildren, Michael, Steven, David, Jason, J.R. and Brandon Hadley, Gina Hadley and Diana Olstad and many great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his brother, Jim Hadley of Flora Vista, N.M. and his sister, Rob Hightower of Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and his first wife of 45 years, Ardilla, his son, Ronnie Hadley, his brother, Bill Hadley and his sister, Ilene Vann.

A traditional Indian burial service will be held on Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Williard Leo 'Buck' Hadley (1923-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Williard Leo "Buck" Hadley of Flora Vista, N.M. died at San Juan Hospital in Farmington, N.M. Monday, April 18 at age 81.

Mr. Hadley was born May 29, 1923 in Hulbert, Okla. As a child he attended the "The Weindot American Indian School" through the eighth grade. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II at a paramedic station in Amarillo, Texas. He was employed by Lane Western in Woodland as a well driller.

Survivors include Mr. Hadley's sons, Bobby Hadley and his wife Marcia of Arcata and Willard Jay Hadley and his wife Judy of Woodland; his grandchildren, Michael, Steven, David, Jason, J.R., Brandon and Gina Hadley and Diana Olstad; many great-grandchildren; his sister, Rob Hightower of Portland, Ore. and his brother, Jim Hadley of Flora Vista, N.M. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Ardilla; his second wife, Betty; his son, Ronnie Hadley; his sister, Ilene Vann and his brother, Bill Hadley.

Services: A traditional Indian burial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Friday at the Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 22, 2005.)

HAEFKE

Esther Koch Haefke

Esther Koch Haefke died in Sparks, Nev. Wednesday, April 13 at age 90.

Mrs. Haefke was born June 14, 1904 in rural Tampa, Kan. to Ludwig and Mary Neely Koch. She had been a Woodland resident for more than 30 years. She was a homemaker and for a while worked in retail sales as a clerk.

Survivors include Mrs. Haefke's daughters, Sue Turner of Woodland and Penny Heinrich and her husband Rolf of Sparks, Nev.; her granddaughter, Kim Hedges and her husband Mike of Denver; her grandsons, Brian Turner of West Sacramento, Scott Turner and his wife Laura of Woodland; her great-granddaughter, Corrine Fernandez; her great-grandson, Trent Turner and her sister, Lucille Trantz, all of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry F. Haefke and her sisters, Hulda Brunner and Clara K. Jull.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Haefke's name be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento 95817 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Monument Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Bob Hargrave officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 20, 2005.)

HAGAN

Robert Hagan

Robert Hagan, who retired as a UC Davis professor of water science in 1987 after being associated with the university for 50 years, died on July 3, 2002, following complications from a stroke suffered in April. He was 85 years old.

Hagan believed that a major role of the university is to develop and communicate reliable scientific data to decision-makers at all levels. Through his leadership and achievements in numerous roles, he lived this commitment to facilitate communication between water experts and public citizens, planners and policy makers.

In 1980, Hagan received UCD's Magnar Ronning Award for teaching excellence. "I try to encourage my students to think of how they would solve the related problems if they were in a position of authority," he said. "I constantly emphasize applications to problems of the real world."

These interests led Hagan to be a founder of the Water Education Foundation, a Sacramento-based, nonpartisan public-education organization, established in 1977.

Locally, Hagan served the Davis and Yolo County communities in many ways. He was a founder of International House, to welcome and support foreign students and scholars, and he was instrumental in getting a seniors living facility (the University Retirement Center) built in Davis. He also served 16 years as a director on the board of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, his term ending in December 2001.

Hagan was also very proud of his long association with Rotary International. On international trips, he often visited meetings of the local Rotary clubs. In 1992, Hagan was named with his late wife, Rachel Knapp Hagan, to receive the city of Davis' Covell Award as Citizens of the Year, one of many honors received in recognition of his lifetime of public service.

Robert Mower Hagan was born in Oakland on Dec. 6, 1916, to Hugh Lawrence Hagan, the district attorney for the city of Oakland, and Geneva Mower Hagan, a teacher and headmistress at the Anna Head School in Oakland. He grew up in Oakland where he was an Eagle Scout and active in the youth group of Oakland's First Presbyterian Church, where he met Rachel Alice Knapp.

Bob and Rachel married in 1939 and remained together until Rachel's death in 1996. The friendships that Bob and Rae forged in their church youth group during the early years of the Great Depression proved unusually durable, many lasting a lifetime.

Following his graduation from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, Hagan came to UC Davis in 1937, at the age of 21, to work as an associate in the botany department's agricultural station. In 1939, he transferred to work in UC Berkeley's soils department. There he received his master's degree in soil physics in 1942.

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hagan served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army as an ROTC instructor teaching military science and tactics to cadets at Berkeley.

In 1946, Hagan returned with his family to Davis to continue his work at UC Davis. There he earned his doctorate in soils and plant physiology and joined the UC Davis faculty in 1948.

As Hagan's career unfolded as a researcher, mentor for graduate students and department chair for irrigation, his reputation grew as expert in the relationships between plants, water and soil. He worked with water scientists, officials, and other policy makers in the former Soviet Union, India, Asia, Latin American and the Middle East.

Throughout his career, Hagan worked to find common ground between agricultural water users and environmental groups in disputes over water development and resource management. He served on science advisory committees to the U.S. president, California governor, World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and many other institutions.

Hagan is survived by his companion, Gennie Riddle; two sons, Larry Hagan of Reston, Va., and Jim Hagan of Cupertino; their wives, Darlene and Linda; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to International House, 10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616, or the Water Education Board (www.water-ed.org).

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 17, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HAGUE

Delman Allen Grant Hague

Delman Allen Grant Hague passed away peacefully at home in Winters on Nov. 30, 2003. Born in Oct. 5, 1928 in Berkeley, he was 75 years old.

Mr. Hague served 42 years in the military, including the Korean War, and retired with a rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was an agent for Farmers Insurance for 40 years, sharing his office with his son Matthew. Past affiliations include a 20-year membership in the Green Valley Country Club and a charter member with the Winters Rotary Club, and served as a volunteer with the Winters Fire Department. He was a member of the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship in Suisun and a member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Hague earned the title of State Athlete of the Year in 1945-46 in all sports. He loved tennis and golf, his pets and his martinis.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Viona; son, Dr. Douglas Hague; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Glenda Hague; daughter and son-in-law Carin and Juan Benavidez; daughter De Ann Hague; grandsons Donny II and James Engell; granddaughters Lea and Alissa Benavidez; mother, Dorothy Chapman; sister Mern Stowers, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Nicki Chapman; sisters-in-law and brothers- in law Virginia and Richard Bell, Jeannie and Robert Pizzagoni, brother-in-law Jack Higdon; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Hale.

Services will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters on Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Winters Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at his residence immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

(A photograph of Mr. Hague in uniform is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 4, 2003.)

HAHN

Edward William Hahn

Edward William Hahn "Eddie" passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, at his home in Winters. Born on Feb. 20, 1910 in Altus, Arkansas, he was 89 years old.

Mr. Hahn worked as foreman at the Atlas Heating and Air-conditioning Company for 46 year. He graduated from Saint Mary's School in Altus, Arkansas in 1972, he settled in Winters, where he was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was active in the community with Elderly Nutrition for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Elizabeth Hahn, of Winters; son, Charles Hison Hahn of Wagner, Oklahoma; daughters, Sally Wayne Duvall of Tustin, and Patsy Joyce Jordan of Winters; sons, Carroll Edward Hahn of Newark, and Roger Clark Hahn of Sparks, Nevada; two sisters, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and their relations.

Mr. Hahn was preceded in death by his son, Randall Joseph Hahn, and three brothers.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thrusday (sic), Dec. 30, at at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Concluding services will take place at the Winters Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 30, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

HALE

Jacquelyn Marie Hale

Jacquelyn Marie Hale died Dec. 8, 2000. Born Feb. 18, 1930, in St. Helena to Elvid Hague and Dorothy Chapman, she was 70.

A woman of many accomplishments, she will be missed most for the beautiful and loving person she was, her family says.

She is survived by her husband, John; her children, son Stanley Gale and his wife Diane, daughter Louise Gale-Cummings and her husband Dave, daughter Cecelia Kent and her husband Cliff, stepdaughter Teresa Bowser and her husband Robert, and stepson John Hale and his wife Pam; two brothers, Delman Hague and his wife Viona and Robert Chapman and his wife Nicki; a sister, Mern Stowers and her husband Tom; and eight grandchildren, Beth and Samuel Gale; Katelyn, Andrew and John Cummings; Sierra and Ezra Kent; and Jason Hale.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell in Winters. A reception will follow the service at Wesley Hall.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Jackie Hale Memorial Fund for local families in need at First Northern Bank in Winters, or to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association, P.O. Box 500, Salem, OR 97308.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 13, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Jacquelyn Marie Hale passed away on Dec. 8, 2000. She had many accomplishments in her life, but will be missed most for the beautiful and loving woman she was. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Hale was born Feb. 18, 1930 in St. Helena, to Elvid Hague and Dorothy Chapman. Her loving husband John and her mother survive her. She is also survived by brother Delman Hague and wife Viona, sister Mern Stowers and husband Tom and brother Robert Chapman and wife Nicki. She will be missed by her children: son Stanley Gale and wife Diane, daughter Louise Gale-Cummings and her husband Dave, daughter Cecelia Kent and her husband Cliff, stepdaughter Teresa Bowser and husband Robert, and stepson John Hale and wife Pam. Her grandchildren are Beth and Samuel Gale; Katelyn, Andrew and John Cummings; Sierra and Ezra Kent; and Jason Hale.

A memorial service will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters, on Friday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. there will be a reception at Wesley Hall immediately following the service. Donations can be made to the Jackie Hale Memorial Fund for local families in need at First Northern Bank in Winters, or The National Fibromyalgia Research Association, P.O. Box 500, Salem, Oregon 97308.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 14, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

HALL

Carmen Ramirez Hall

Carmen Ramirez Hall died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Davis, where she had lived for the last 51/2 years with her daughter, Lola Brocksen and her son, Gus Nunez. She was 92 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Forest Lawn Cypress in Cypress.

Hall was born on July 16, 1913, in Canon City, Colo. She was an only child, having lost both of her parents in her first year of life. She married at a young age and was widowed when her son, Gus, was 3 years old. She married two more times and was widowed each time. She married again to Walter Hall and was preceded in death by him in 2000. They had lived for in Bellflower for 22 years.

A hard worker throughout her life, Hall worked in the fields as a young girl, picking cotton and other crops. She was a welder with Douglas Aircraft during World War II. She also was a homemaker, a cook in the public schools, a practical nurse, caretaker of elderly patients, worked with preschool children, and was an artist who possessed a deep love for life, her family said.

Relatives described her as the “original do-it-yourself person” who enjoyed tending the family garden, canning vegetables, adding a back porch to the family home and painting the home inside and out. She also loved growing flowers, with red being the prominent color in her flower garden.

She is survived by her son, Gus, and daughter, Lola; Gus’ daughter Virginia of Los Angeles; as well as Lola’s three sons, Steve and his wife Ricki of Mountain View; Stuart of Davis; and Stan and his wife Laurie of Fountain Hills, Ariz. She also is survived by her great-grandchildren, Carey, Cameron and Riley of Mountain View; Robert of Dixon; and Josh, Tyler and Katarina of Fountain Hills, Ariz; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe’s Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

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

HALL

Evelyn E. "Evie" Deising Hall

Evelyn E. "Evie" Deising Hall died Wednesday, March 8 in Woodland at age 94.

Mrs. Hall was born Dec. 12, 1911 in Guadalupe, Calif. She had been a Yolo County resident for one year and a Sacramento resident for 50 years. She graduated high school in 1930 and then began her 38-year career as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include Mrs. Hall's daughter, Dolores Cunningham and her husband Bruce of Woodland; her son, David Hall and his wife Maggie of Juneau, Alaska; her grandchildren, Wayne Hall of Wasilla, Alaska, Shawneese Heath of Yuba City, Michelle Hall of Cincinnati and Sharon Cunningham of Sacramento; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Norma George of Danville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Emery Hall.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hall's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; KVIE Channel 6 PBS; or St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave., Carmichael.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 24 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave., Carmichael. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

HALL

Michael Victor Hall

Michael Victor Hall of Vacaville died Saturday, Sept. 17 at age 41.

Mr. Hall was born June 12, 1964 in Woodland. He worked as a parts manager for 20 years.

Survivors include Mr. Hall's wife of 10 1/2 years, Michelle Hall of Vacaville; his son, Kyle Hall of Vacaville; his parents, Victor and Ingrid Hall of Oakland, Ore.; his sister, Ursula Edginton of Pope Valley; his brother, Stephen Hall of Woodland; and his grandmother, Mamie of New Castle.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hall, private family services will be scheduled for a later date. McCune Garden Chapel Funeral Directors of Vacaville is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 25, 2005.)

HALL

Russann "Rusty" Hamblet Hall

Russann "Rusty" Hamblet Hall died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at age 43.

Born Aug. 21, 1958, in Woodland, Mrs. Hall graduated from Esparto High School in 1976. She attended Sacramento State University and the University of Colorado, Denver. She married Martin Hall on June 14, 1981 at the family ranch in Dunnigan. She owned and operated Angels Landing, Parker, Colo. She also consulted as vice president of Sales for The E. Comm Group, Denver, Colo. According to her family members, "she loved her angel collection. She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, skiing, riding horses, river rafting and traveling. She had a very soft spot in her heart for all animals."

Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband, Martin Hall; daughter, Kristen Hall; son, Shaun Hall, all of Parker, Colo.; brother, Russel Moretto of Fresno; sister, Lisa McNeill and husband Kevin of Castle Rock, Colo.; mother, Mona Moretto of Dunnigan; father, Louis Moretto and wife Bess of Oroville; and grandmother, Elden "Nanny" Hamblet of Dunnigan.

A funeral Mass was conducted on Wednesday, July 24, at Ave Maria Catholic Church, Parker, Colo. Cremation will follow.

The family requests memorials be directed to Dumb Friends League, Denver, Colo.

Parker Funeral Home, Inc. of Colorado assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 01, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HALLEY

Howard Theodore Keith Halley

Howard Theodore Keith Halley was born May 25, 1903, in Delamar. He died on May 7 in Auburn, at age 101. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Inga Halley, his sisters Mabel, Edith, Helen and Hazel, and brothers, Stanley, Robert and Norman Halley, of Winters. He is also survived by his wife of 55 years, Lucile Halley of Auburn, their two children, Edward Halley and wife, Laura, of Fountain Valley, Ruth Halley and husband Duncan Pherigo, of Sacramento. Mr. Halley had four grandchildren, Rachel, Jeremiah, Micah and Tirzah, and two step-grandchildren, Jessica and Sabrina. He also had four step-great grandchildren, Domenico, Danilo, Drake and Savannah.

Mr. Halley grew up on a farm in Cogswell, North Dakota. His family returned to California in 1919 in a new Oldsmobile car, with Howard driving, at age 15. He graduated from Winters High School in 1925 and had a variety of jobs in his life. In the 1920’s while working on airplanes in southern California he did some repairs on Amelia Earhart’s airplane. He also did body and fender work on automobiles in the 1920’s. During World War II Mr. Halley served in the Army Air Corp working on recruitment. He was stationed at Mather Field in Sacramento. In the early 1950’s he trained as an accountant and worked at C. Norman Peterson Construction Company (later Dillingham) in Berkeley, retiring after 18 years in 1970.

While living in the Bay Area, Howard and Lucile were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley where they enjoyed many years of fellowship and bringing up their children in the Christian faith. After living many years in Oakland, the Halleys enjoyed a long retirement together in Auburn.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Interment will follow at the New Auburn Cemetery.

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

HALLEY

Robert Kermit Halley

Robert Kermit Halley passed away on July 18, 2000, at his ranch on Halley Road, in Winters, where he was born, May 11, 1921, he was 79 years of age. He was a graduate of Winters High School and farmed almonds and walnuts his whole adult life. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Moose Lodge in Davis.

Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Orilla Halley of Winters; two sons, Walter Earl Halley and his wife, Sara Sue of Plain City, Ohio, and Thomas K. Halley of Winters; daughter, Roberta Halley Colter of Davis; two brothers, Howard Halley of Auburn and Norman Halley of Winters; grandchildren, Rebecca Halley and William Halley, both of Plain City, Ohio, Loretta Halley of Winters, Angela Caruthers and Robert Davidson, both of Davis; one great-grandson, Robert Halley of Plain City, Ohio; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Sunday, July 23, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 24, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at the Winters Cemetery.

Donations may be made in his name to the Kaiser Hospice of Solano County, c/o Kaiser Hospital, 2025 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 27, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

HALLEY

Thomas K. Halley

Thomas K. Halley passed away on July 8, 2003 on the family farm on Halley Road in Winters. Born on Sept. 25, 1952, he was 51 years old.

He attended Dixon High School where he was active in drama and was the drum major for the high school band. He was an Eagle Scout. His love of flowers and plants led him to be a gifted floral designer for which he won several awards. He was a medic in the USAF in Texas. He attended college where he majored in horticulture. He later worked in the nursery business and had a small nursery on the family farm.

He is survived by his sister Roberta Halley of Davis; brother Walter Halley and his wife Sara of Plain City, Ohio; nieces and nephews Loretta of Woodland, Angela, Robert, Tyler and Miles of Davis, Rebecca and her son Robert of Ohio and William and his wife, Vi, of Ohio. He also leaves behind two uncles, two aunts and numerous cousins.

Friends were invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Miracle Worship Christian Center, 470 East H. Street in Dixon.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the National Aids Foundation.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 28, 2003.)

HALPERN

Solomon H. Halpern

Solomon H. Halpern died March 23, 2005, at University Retirement Community. He was 85 years old.

The funeral was on March 25 at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in Davis.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 25, 1919, to Polish immigrant parents Bessie and David Halpern, he spent his childhood in Denver, Colo., at the National Home of Jewish Children.

He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Denver. He worked in New York City, Denver and San Francisco as a court reporter.

On June 30, 1946, he married Bernice Kahn. Together they raised four children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice. He is survived by his children and their families.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 5, 2005.)

HALSTED

Hal F. Halsted

Hal F. Halsted died in Woodland Monday, July 28, 2003, at age 86.

Born April 26, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Halsted was an aeronautical engineer for many years in Seattle and Southern California before relocating to Woodland in 1972. He hand carved furniture which had been a hobby since his early teens, and which he worked full time after retirement.

Survivors include his son, Barry Halsted; daughter, Barbara Halsted; and granddaughters, Andrea and Gina Kern. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Halsted.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 7, 2003.)

HAM

Charlotte R. Ham

Charlotte Russell Ham of San Francisco and Davis died peacefully on June 2, 2002, in the home of her birth in Davis. She was 89.

Her spirit for life was fueled by her family, friends, community and especially by the family ranch on Russell Boulevard, which was named after her father, William Ogburn Russell.

She went to the Fairfield School in Davis and Winters High School. She attended UC Berkeley and UCLA, and was a Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was also a Goldwyn Girl and appeared in several Eddie Cantor movies.

She shared her interests and energy in the Junior League, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, horseback riding and tennis. She and her husband loved entertaining and were a marvelous hostess and host in the city and in the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Richard Collins Ham, and her brother, William Ogburn Russell Jr., M.D.

She is survived by her daughter Pauline (Paula) and husband Lowell (Whitey) Johnson of West Granby, Conn.; grandson Keith and his wife Maria and their son Victor Johnson of Hallendale, Fla.; grandson Eric and his wife Julie and their children Kelli and Derek Johnson of Belmont; and grandson Russell and his wife Ulli Johnson of Phoenix.

She is further survived by her sister-in-law Marolyn Russell and brothers-in-law Robert and Donald Ham and the Pesola family: Anthony, Maryanne, Loretta, Marie, Loretta, Jacquilina, Michael and Nicolangelo, who lovingly cared for her and the ranch for 12 years.

A memorial service is being planned for late August at the ranch in Davis. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 12, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HAMAKAWA

Edward Shigeo Hamakawa

Edward Shigeo Hamakawa passed away at his Sacramento home on July 24, 2004. At 79, he joined his beloved and sorely missed wife of 48-years, Bessie, who passed away five years ago.

He was born to Mojiro and Yae Hamakawa, on Oct. 19, 1924, in Winters.

After graduating from Winters High School in 1942, Mr. Hamakawa was a decorated US Army, MIS translator-interpreter serving in Manila, Japan and Korea with the 306th HQ Intel & 24th Corps. A 43-year career with the Dept. of Army in Sacramento as inspector, followed. Earlier he was assigned to the Amache, Colorado Internment camp. Mr. Hamakawa was active with the VFW Nisei Post 8985, Boys Scouts Troop 250, Bocho Doshi Kai and many others. He valued family and friends and enjoyed road trips, abalone diving, golf, gambling, fishing and partying.

He is survived by his brother Bill and his wife, Mayumi; sister Terry Sumida and her husband, Bob; sons Charles and David and his wife, Sherma; daughters Evelyn Yamamoto and her husband, Alan, Tammy Hamakawa-Iseri and her husband, Andy; grandchildren Lee, Jaime and Corryn Hamakawa, Tom, Emily and Michael Yamamoto, and pup Poko. His caregiver Rachael Vete and family made Mr. Hamakawa's final year much better. He is survived by many friends but joins many others.

Family and friends were invited to gather at VFW Nisei Hall on Aug. 7, to celebrate his fulfilling life. Services were private at his request.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 12, 2004.)

HAMEL

Elsie S. Hamel

Elsie S. Hamel, a lifelong resident of Solano County, died on Nov. 30, 2002, after a five-year stay at Sierra Health Convalescent Hospital in Davis. She was six days short of being 95 years old.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1907, to Annette Runge and Herman Stick in the their home on Tremont Road. She lived on the south side of Putah Creek for 89 years. She was a homemaker and involved in ranching all her life.

She first rode a pony, Sid, and then a horse, Gyp, to a one-room elementary school at the intersection of Eggert and Tremont Road. She graduated from Dixon High School and Heald Business College. She was a member of the Tremont Mite Society and Farm Bureau for many years. Family genealogy and local history were her hobbies.

Her husband, Fred C. Hamel, died in 1990. Their son, Alan Hamel, died in 1960.

She is survived by two sons, Owen Hamel of Davis, and Ray Hamel and his wife Ruthmarie of Oregon; three grandchildren, Carrie Hamel of Dixon, David Hamel and his wife Cindy of Oregon, and Howard Hamel and his wife Lorrie of Oregon; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; and her cousin, Jean McGoneghy of New Mexico.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated nurses and staff at Sierra Health Care. At her request, there will be no funeral service.

The family requests that remembrances be made to the Tremont Mite Society, 310 Sycamore Drive, Dixon, CA 95620.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 12, 2002.)

HAMEL

Mabel Hamel

Mabel Hamel a resident of Fort Bragg died in Sherwood Oaks Health Center, Fort Bragg on Sunday, June 16, 2002, at age 78.

Born Jan. 12, 1924, in Woodland, Mrs. Hamel had been a Yolo County resident for many years. She attended local schools. She married her husband in 1943. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was Past Guardian of Job's Daughters, Bethel 260, Yolo County. Her and husband made their home in Fort Bragg since 1973.

Mrs. Hamel is survived by her husband, Gene Hamel of Fort Bragg; daughters, Genie Pope of Boise, Idaho and Georgia Hamel of Santa Cruz; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, June 18, at Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg.

Chapel by the Sea of Fort Bragg assisted the family with arrangements.

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

HAMILTON

John Douglas Hamilton

John Douglas Hamilton, 42, a long-term resident of Winters, died suddenly of heart failure in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sept. 8, 2000. John was born in Berkeley on October 8, 1957.

John grew up in northern California on a ranch west of Winters and on a ranch along the Mattole River at Honeydew, Humboldt County owned by his grandparents, Ben and Eva Etter.

During his youth John traveled widely. When John was 15 he routinely drove a supply vehicle alone across the Namib Desert to resupply a remote research camp where is (sic) parents and several graduate students were conducting research on wildlife. He discovered a long over-looked beetle species named cardiosis hamiltonulus, a species that proved to be the key to unraveling the meaning of the extraordinary species diversity of other Namid Desert species. His find was so spectacularly different from all other known forms that it was named after him the day he discovered it in 1967 by the famed Austrian entomologist, Charles Koch.

In recent years he was a successful businessman in the Phoenix area, owning several small businesses involving mobile mechanic auto repair, light construction and self-help construction. An inveterate inventor and automobile mechanic, John as working on a mechanism to desalinize seawater at the time of his death. In the Davis, area he once owned and operated a spiritual healing center. He maintained a long-term interest in helping the less fortunate to improve themselves and had what he felt was a revolutionary reading course under development.

His parents, Bill and Marion Hamilton of Winters, his sister Susan Hamilton, also of Winters, nieces Lily Starling of Olympia, Washington, Emma Pfanner of Winters and nephew William Pfanner, also of Winters, survive John.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 14, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

HAMILTON

Leigh Hamilton & Phyllis Hamilton

Davis native Leigh Hamilton and his wife Phyllis Hamilton died following a vehicle accident near Jenner last week. He was 89, and she was 83.

A memorial service for the couple will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Burial will be private.

A lifelong Davis resident, Leigh Hamilton was born Jan. 23, 1916, to Frank John Hamilton, who was Davis' police chief from 1946 to 1960, and Mabel Magdalina (Montgomery) Hamilton, whose first cousin was Marguerite Montgomery and who is related to other Montgomery family history in Davis.

Leigh Hamilton died March 6, 2005. He was raised in Davis and graduated from Davis High School. He was a signalman for Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years and was a member of F&AM Athens-Silveyville Lodge in Davis. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons.

Since his retirement, he enjoyed watching sports and, until a few years ago, playing golf and bowling. He visited daily with friends at a doughnut shop. The couple enjoyed traveling, and took country roads to visit family and friends.

According to family, Leigh Hamilton loved children and could win the hearts of even young or shy children, having them laughing in no time. Always friendly, he was known to strike up conversations with people he had just met.

Said to be the oldest living resident to be born in Davis, he took pride in his history in the community and enjoyed learning about Davis.

Phyllis Hamilton was born July 13, 1921, in Peru, Ind., to Claud and Dorothy Stinson. She attended Oakland schools, including Technical High School and Merritt Business College. During her school years, she was active in church functions, chorus and the a cappella choir, and loved playing the piano. According to relatives, her family always knew her mood by the type of music she was playing.

She was a member of the Rainbow for Girls in Oakland, where she held several offices, such as worthy adviser and the state office of choir director.

A 40-year resident of Davis, she was a member of Davis Community Church and the church's Women's Circle. After moving to Davis in 1965, she worked for the Davis School District as the secretary to school counselor Hanna Bauer, then, until she retired, as school secretary at Pioneer School.

The couple married Nov. 6, 1971.

The couple is survived by Phyllis Hamilton's daughter, Susan Sherer Friel and her husband John of Arbuckle; her son, Edward F. Sherer III and his wife Diane of Camino; a sister, Mary Ann May of Shady Cove, Ore.; her nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The couple also is survived by Leigh Hamilton's daughter, Janet Hamilton Goin and her husband Robert G. Rogers of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren, Deborah Leigh Goin of Naples, Fla., Dewitt T. Goin of Prospect, Va., and Lisa Goin Wilson of Cleveland, N.C.; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Leigh Ann Machado of Pleasanton; and two great-nieces.

Leigh Hamilton was preceded in death by his first wife, Marceille Hislop Hamilton, in 1956.

Phyllis Hamilton was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Lee Divelbiss; a sister, Margaret Schmies; a brother, Jesse Stinson; and a nephew, Russell Lentz. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward F. Sherer Jr., in 1961.

Donations may be made in the couple's names to Davis Community Church or American Heart Association, (800) 242-8721. A virtual guestbook is available for signing at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday March 17, 2005.)

HAMILTON

Mabel E. Hamilton

Mabel E. Hamilton died May 26, 2001, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1906, to the late Orringe and Grace (Foltz) Webster, near West Terra Haute, Ind., she was 94. She suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases for the last seven years of her life.

She graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1923 from Fayette Township High School. She married Archie Hamilton on Dec. 13, 1924. They engaged in farming for many years. They were married for more than 65 years, before Archie died on May 3, 1990.

She was a member of the Libertyville, Ind., Church of Christ and was housemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening and doing crossword puzzles and word games. She and her husband traveled extensively to visit their children and grandchildren. They were members of Western Horseman's Clubs in Indiana and Illinois.

She came to Woodland in 1996 to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and George Aeikens. She is survived by them, as well as her son, Robert Hamilton and his wife Margie of West Terra Haute, Ind.; and daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Don Welker of Round Tock, Texas.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Susan Hulbert of Edgewood, Wash., Becky Lierman of Filer, Idaho, Jeff Ruszler of Vallejo, Patty Smith of Woodinville, Wash., Karen Decker of Indianapolis, Ind., and Julie Shannon of Tiburon; her great-grandchildren, Brian and Jared Lierman of Filer, Idaho, Matt Hulbert of Bellevue, Wash., Me-linda Wilson of Orlando, Fla., Theresa Wilson of Woodinville, Wash., Kristin, Kara, Katie and Kyla Decker of Indianapolis, and Tyson and Lanelle Ruszler of Vallejo; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Doyne Eskridge of Newburgh, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; her granddaughter, Loretta Welker in 1971; and her sister, Kathleen Cox on May 12, 2001.

Services and interment were held at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, Ind., on June 2.

Memorials may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; St. John's Retirement Village, Inc. or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, both located at 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695; St. John's United Church of Christ, Memorial Fund, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, CA 95695; Al-zheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, CA 95825; Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California, 2717 Cottage Way, Suite 3, Sacramento, CA 95825, or your favorite local charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," June 6, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HAMILTON

Phyllis Hamilton

Leigh Hamilton & Phyllis Hamilton

Davis native Leigh Hamilton and his wife Phyllis Hamilton died following a vehicle accident near Jenner last week. He was 89, and she was 83.

A memorial service for the couple will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Burial will be private.

A lifelong Davis resident, Leigh Hamilton was born Jan. 23, 1916, to Frank John Hamilton, who was Davis' police chief from 1946 to 1960, and Mabel Magdalina (Montgomery) Hamilton, whose first cousin was Marguerite Montgomery and who is related to other Montgomery family history in Davis.

Leigh Hamilton died March 6, 2005. He was raised in Davis and graduated from Davis High School. He was a signalman for Southern Pacific Railroad for 35 years and was a member of F&AM Athens-Silveyville Lodge in Davis. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons.

Since his retirement, he enjoyed watching sports and, until a few years ago, playing golf and bowling. He visited daily with friends at a doughnut shop. The couple enjoyed traveling, and took country roads to visit family and friends.

According to family, Leigh Hamilton loved children and could win the hearts of even young or shy children, having them laughing in no time. Always friendly, he was known to strike up conversations with people he had just met.

Said to be the oldest living resident to be born in Davis, he took pride in his history in the community and enjoyed learning about Davis.

Phyllis Hamilton was born July 13, 1921, in Peru, Ind., to Claud and Dorothy Stinson. She attended Oakland schools, including Technical High School and Merritt Business College. During her school years, she was active in church functions, chorus and the a cappella choir, and loved playing the piano. According to relatives, her family always knew her mood by the type of music she was playing.

She was a member of the Rainbow for Girls in Oakland, where she held several offices, such as worthy adviser and the state office of choir director.

A 40-year resident of Davis, she was a member of Davis Community Church and the church's Women's Circle. After moving to Davis in 1965, she worked for the Davis School District as the secretary to school counselor Hanna Bauer, then, until she retired, as school secretary at Pioneer School.

The couple married Nov. 6, 1971.

The couple is survived by Phyllis Hamilton's daughter, Susan Sherer Friel and her husband John of Arbuckle; her son, Edward F. Sherer III and his wife Diane of Camino; a sister, Mary Ann May of Shady Cove, Ore.; her nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The couple also is survived by Leigh Hamilton's daughter, Janet Hamilton Goin and her husband Robert G. Rogers of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren, Deborah Leigh Goin of Naples, Fla., Dewitt T. Goin of Prospect, Va., and Lisa Goin Wilson of Cleveland, N.C.; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Leigh Ann Machado of Pleasanton; and two great-nieces.

Leigh Hamilton was preceded in death by his first wife, Marceille Hislop Hamilton, in 1956.

Phyllis Hamilton was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Lee Divelbiss; a sister, Margaret Schmies; a brother, Jesse Stinson; and a nephew, Russell Lentz. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward F. Sherer Jr., in 1961.

Donations may be made in the couple's names to Davis Community Church or American Heart Association, (800) 242-8721. A virtual guestbook is available for signing at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday March 17, 2005.)

HAMILTON

William John Hamilton, III

Well known scientist and rural Winters resident William John Hamilton III died April 24, 2006. He was born Nov. 13, 1931 in Ithaca, New York. A graduate of Cornell University in 1953, he served in the Korean War before coming to UC Berkeley to study under Starker Leopold and receive his PhD in 1960. After a post doctoral stint at the California Academy of Sciences studying duck migration, he took a position at UC Davis in 1963, where he remained until he retired in 1994, continuing his research as an emeritus professor until his death. He was an internationally recognized research scientist in ecology and animal behavior, working extensively in California and Africa throughout his career.

Mr. Hamilton began research on animal ecology in Southern Africa in 1968, mainly in Botswana and Namibia, continuing after he retired, teaching field ecology courses until 2005. He also had research projects in Egypt, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Indonesia. He was the author of numerous books and articles.

For the last several years he traveled throughout the Central Valley, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game, studying tri-colored blackbirds.

He was considered the authority on the threatened California tricolored blackbird, studying population trends and actively pursuing management strategies to protect its long term survival.

Mr. Hamilton delighted in the natural world with a love and sense of wonder that bordered on the ecstatic, according to his colleagues. He was trained in natural history from a very young age and spent numerous days in the field with his father, Cornell University mammalogist William Hamilton, Jr. Throughout his life there were always new and fresh wonders to delight him.

He is survived by Marion, his wife of 50 years, daughter Susan and three grandchildren, Lily, Emma and William, all of Winters. Their son John preceded him in death in 2000.

A memorial gathering to remember Bill will be held on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the home of John and Marsha Anderson, 21740 County Road 88, north of Winters. The family would appreciate contributions to the Yolo Land Trust, P.O. Box 1196, Woodland, CA 95776, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

HAMLIN

Jonathan Ashton Hamlin

Jonathan Ashton Hamlin died in his Lake Berryessa home Saturday, April 13, 2002, at age 20.

Born June 2, 1981, Jonathan was a former Ridgecrest resident. He was a resident student at California School for the Deaf in Fremont, but spent his weekends at his family residence in Lake Berryessa. He was best known by family and friends, simply as, Jono or John Boy. He was born and raised in Ridgecrest.

Shortly after birth, Jonathan was diagnosed with Dandy Walker Syndrome, which eventually lead to his death. This syndrome left him totally deaf, unable to speak, and with partial paralysis in half of his body. Despite these handicaps, Jonathan was full of life and enjoyed all the same things that other young boys do, according to family members. He loved video games, watching TV, remote control cars, camping, dancing, weight lifting, doing push-ups, and even driving. He enjoyed listening to rock-n-roll music, which he did by placing speakers on his knees and feeling the vibration. His favorites activities included anything that had to do with water sports, like boating and sunbathing, but above anything else, Jonathan loved spending time with his family and friends, family members reported.

The DO-DADS, a local horseman's club, used to hold an annual charity rodeo, where they sponsored one disabled child each year. This event was held for 10 years and was sponsored by, Susan (Youngblood) McDonald, along with her family and friends. In 1982, they selected Jonathan for this honor and made him one of their, "DO-DAD Kids." Jonathan was also a member of Ridgecrest's Desert Area Resource & Training organization.

Jonathan is survived by his father, John Hamlin of Lake Berryessa, principal of Woodland High School; mother, Emily Hamlin, and brother, Kyle Hamlin, both of Ridgecrest; and numerous family and friends.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 22, at All-Faith Chapel.

Woodland High School students held a candlelight memorial on Tuesday, April 23.

The family requests memorials be directed to California School for the Deaf, Fremont Cottage 2, Special Needs Program. In memory of Jonathan Hamlin, 39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont, 94538. Make checks payable to Parodi Funds.

(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.)

HAMMES

Louise Elizabeth Hammes

Louise Elizabeth Hammes died at Sutter Davis Hospital on Dec. 29, 2005. She was 81.

Respecting her wishes, a private family service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Davis. Interment will be private.

Born June 2, 1924, in Delaware City, Okla., to Oscar and Mary E. (Crawford) Garner, she left Oklahoma after completing her schooling, arriving in California where she was employed as a switchboard operator at Edwards Air Force Base.

It was there that, on a blind date, she met her husband of 49 years, Charles L. Hammes. Together they spent the next 18 years of their Air Force life traveling the world and sharing the various cultures of those places together.

She lived in the Philippines, Morocco, Hawaii and various bases in the United States. During her time in Morocco, she was active with the chaplaincy services and traveled to Germany to confer with the European bases chaplain's groups for a multi-service program to be used in the military.

She was very active with the Family Services Units at each base, helping new families to settle in and assisting in all emergency situations as they occurred. She was fond of sewing, gardening and attending her son's swim meets.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ross Hammes.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hammes, and her son Robert Johnson and his wife Joan, all of Davis; a sister, Kathryn Wathen of Lawton, Okla.; and a brother, Owen Garner of Grove, Okla.

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

Donations in her memory may be sent 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.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 5, 2006.)

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