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HEFNER

Donald Ray Hefner

Donald Ray Hefner, born April 15, 1919, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2003.

He was a fourth generation Californian in a family of agriculturalists and farmers. Phillip Hefner, the patriarch and Donald's great grandfather, arrived in California in 1849 and was engaged in the hay and grain business, along with farming instead of gold mining. By 1853, Phillip owned 1,800 acres of river bottom and upland property between Oroville and Marysville, on the East Side of the Feather River. Phillip was a very successful and influential orchard farmer and livestock rancher. His oldest son Frank married Fannie Mae Heckart, whose family arrived in California in 1865 after the Civil War and settled on cattle ranches half a mile east of today's Butte College. Donald Ray Hefner was born in Oroville, Butte County. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Oroville and later graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. Donald was an accomplished catcher on the Aggie's baseball team. Donald was twice elected captain and he earned three letters. Donald went on to be the starter for the Santa Ana Air Base, Mississippi Keesler Field, and Newfoundland Gander Air Base baseball teams. Donald enlisted in the United States Air Force in August 1941 and was honorably discharged in September 1945. In the course of his service he became a "90-Day Wonder" and ended up a first lieutenant. He went to work for Spreckels Sugar Company after the war ended and remained in their Agriculture Department for over 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Hefner's employment in the Spreckels Sugar Company's Agriculture Department was a happy time, with Hefner becoming the district manager for the last 13 years of his employment. Donald enjoyed his fellow co-workers and the civic duties that he was involved with while working for the sugar company. He became the President of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce, president of the Yolo County YMCA, and president of the Girl Scout Council. Hefner was very active in the interests of the Woodland Medical Clinic and was director of the Woodland Hospital Foundation for six years. He was a fundraiser for the Woodland Hospital Foundation and lured Spreckels Sugar Company into a $25,000 donation and C. Nelson Hackett into the gift of a 40-acre parcel worth $100,000, plus others. In 1946, when Hefner moved to Woodland the population was approximately 7,000 and ripe for the talents of "Donald R.," as he later became known. He was soon chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and his fun began. Along with Lou Meikle and Willie Marks, the three promoted the "Gracias Bracero Day." Senator Kuchel was in attendance of this special celebration. Next came the bus rides within the community to acquaint the local merchants of their treasures within their county. The merchants were treated to a royal lunch by Eyvind Faye who introduced them to a product that was not a local staple - huge French prunes soaked and injected with brandy. Everyone but the bus driver was happy! The next great-established event was the annual award for the "Outstanding Agriculture Business Person of the Year." Mr. Hefner felt that he had the unique knowledge of knowing people who worked for the community, but were not in the agriculture business just for the money - they were interested in the youth and the community too. Mr. Jim Leathers was the first choice for the Outstanding Agriculture Business Person of the Year. Mr. Hefner was the fourth person who received this award and blamed Jim Cranston for his selection. Donald R. always said that if he were a cow, he would no doubt have C. of C. on one hip and S.S.C. on the other. Buster Giovanetti had a great idea that he sold to Hefner and that was the Babe Ruth Baseball League. It was a real hit, with the assistance of Bill Griffith, Jim Leathers and everyone else in the community. In 1964 Woodland hosted the World Series. Fritz Erdman bailed the league out, thanks to Jim Leathers. Another new development was the Nelson's Grove campground and picnic area. Nelson's Grove sat in limbo until Don Hays and Hefner went to work on this project and turned this beautiful picnic area over to the YMCA. Dr. Nichols and Bill Griffith earlier worked on this project with the YMCA. President Nixon needed help in his re-election and sent his secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz; to speak at a luncheon attended by 600 community members at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. There was a television interview with speeches that were handled very professionally by Regnar Paulsen. Mr. Butz was elated by the event and presented Donald R. with a coveted memento, a set of rhinestone "RN" cuff links, for his dedicated efforts as chairman of the event. One important event that was not agriculturally oriented was the challenge of saving the Second Baptist Church from oblivion. The church was torched and the insurance money was held-up for sometime. Hefner and 11 other past Chamber of Commerce presidents took over the task of finances, site clearance, and the rebuilding of the church. The Rev. Lindsey and Harry Ackley were the nominal leaders of this project. The church was rebuilt and at the dedication Donald R. was asked to pass the collection plate, when he was also honored as the real leader of the pack. He did so in honor of Glen Gravink, and the Foley Foundation who donated the money for the church pews. After complete retirement, Mr. Hefner ran a dozen or so small localized funding drives in his area for the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Mothers March of Dimes, and others. Donald R. retired with the happy attitude of "done this, done that, I am going fishing." Hefner inherited an 86-acre parcel near Fairbanks, Alaska, from an uncle who was in the 1897 gold rush. This land parcel, plus a piece in Kodiak, made for enjoyable trips to Alaska with many a salmon and halibut on the fishing line. Mr. Hefner and his wife Lucille also spent many wonderful years fishing, hunting, reading and relaxing at their cabin at Bucks Lake. However, the last few years contained some bitter pills in the form of declining eyesight and heart disease that Donald R. bore with dignity and tolerance. No fishing, no mountain cabin, no hunting. "Papa Don" was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Hefner was preceded in death by his mother and father of Oroville, his first wife Ellora Doney, his beloved son Lynn Allen, son-in-law Paul Moore III, along with his brother Harold Hefner of Sacramento. He is survived by his wife Lucille, their children and their families: Donna DeVries and her husband Joe of Davis, and their children Jeff and Doney; Deborah Moore of Danville and her children, Ellora Cooper and husband Gary, Lisa Sanguinet and husband Jeff, and Paul IV; Scott Hefner and wife Diane of Dixon, and their children, Miles and Kevin; stepsons, Keith Mannee, Kent Mannee and wife Dena of Woodland, and their children Kristina, Ryan and Tamara Cartagena and husband Robert; daughter-in-law, Susan Hefner and her daughter Heidi Lynn of Woodland; and three adorable great grandchildren and numerous special friends. As requested by Donald R. there will be no memorial services, his family will celebrate his life at a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish to make memorial donations please send them to the Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland.

(A photograph of Mr. Hefner is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 28, 2003.)

HEGGER

Janell Brazell (Williams) Hegger

Janell Brazell (Williams) Hegger died April 6, 2001, in Dixon. Born Jan. 3, 1932, she was 69.

She was the fourth daughter of William Andrew Ellis and Delorace Viola Brazell. Together with her older sisters, Margie Pearl, Dorothy Mae and Luzelle, they rented a farm, raised cotton and wheat, milked cows and raised chickens.

They lived there until she was about 7, when her father bought a farm just outside of Elk City, Okla. She started second grade in the school house called Pixlee, about a mile from their home. She met her first husband, Leon Williams, at a grocery and feed store where she worked in Elk City. Leon went in to the store with his uncle, and when he left, he said that he would have to come back to ask her for a date.

She was married at 16, on June 18, 1948. They started their married life at Pittsburgh, Texas. Leon's parents bought them a store and meat market. They sold the store when she became pregnant with her first child, and moved to Pampa, Texas. They had three children; Carol, David Leon and Stephen Ellis. The family moved to California when Carol, at age 4, needed surgery for heart problems.

When Stephen was 14, she and Leon were divorced. She moved to Napa for a few years and then to San Rafael. In 1971, she met Pete Hegger, and the two were married May 5, 1974. Pete had five daughters. He was an ironworker constructing high rises in San Francisco and the surrounding area. They bought a home in Novato in 1974 and lived there until moving to Fairfield in 1997.

Pete developed cancer and died in 1997 on their wedding anniversary. She continued living there for about one year, then moved to Dixon in 1998 to be closer to her family, who live in Davis and the Sacramento area. She was active in the First Southern Baptist Church of Davis.

She is survived by her daughter and two sons, Carolyn Ross of Sacramento, David Williams of Dixon and Stephen Williams of Rancho Cordova; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marge and Luzelle.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Southern Baptist Church of Davis, 770 Pole Line Road. Burial will be private at the Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 10, 2001.)

HEIDOTTING

Joseph I. Heidotting

Joseph I. Heidotting died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, Ca. Thursday, Feb. 13, at age 96. He was born on a ranch at Oswald, Sutter County, Ca. and graduated from Marysville High School in 1926.

He married Dora Catherine Stoker September 14, 1928 at the Presbyterian Church in Santa Cruz. He was employed at The Bank of Italy, which later became Bank of America, as messenger boy, and later as manager in Corning and Loyalton until 1941.

Ensign Heidotting spent three years in the Navy as Paymaster on the escort carrier "Savo Island." If a shift went down the paymaster and assistants with the payroll money and records left the ship last along with the captain.

In 1945 the Heidottings lived in San Francisco where he was employed at the main branch of Bank of America. They later moved to Woodland where he served as assistant manager. After 40 years in the banking business he retired in 1966.

Surviving is his wife of 74 years, his niece, Joyce Healy of Great Falls, Montana, her son Kenneth Healy, wife and family of Alaska.

Services are scheduled at McNary's Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, with a burial at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, Ca. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 19, 2003.)

HEIDRICK

Edith I. Heidrick

A lifelong resident of Yolo County, Edith Inez (Horgan) Heidrick died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Sept. 8, 2002, at age 85. She was born Dec. 4, 1916 in Hungry Hollow. Both her parents, John Horgan Jr. and Wilhelmina (Weiss) Horgan, were Yolo County residents.

She grew up on the Horgan family farm and attended the original Clover School on County Road 19 in Woodland. She later helped restore the school to its historic condition in 1994.

On March 17, 1941, she married Joseph Heidrick Sr. in Reno. Before his passing in April 1988, the couple celebrated 47 years of marriage.

They were very fond of traveling and visited locations around the world, including Africa, Italy, Mexico and Sweden. Aside from traveling, she had many diverse interests such as photography, gardening, baking, crotcheting and caring for her animals. She was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and participated in many civic activities throughout the years.

She was known for her quick wit, sense of humor and kinds words for those she encountered.

A son, John Heidrick, preceded her in death in January 1965.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloria McGinnis and her husband John of Willows, Martha Hilleby and her husband Hans of Woodland; her son, Joseph Heidrick Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Woodland; and six grandchildren, Tim Heidrick, Joel Diaz and her husband Tom of Woodland, Kathy McGinnis of San Jose, Patty McGinnis of Chico, Bonnie Hilleby of Woodland and Hans Hilleby Jr. of Chico.

Great-grandchildren Drew and Garrett Heidrick and Jordan, Tommy and Michael Diaz, all of Woodland, also survive her.

Visitation will be held today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St. in Woodland. A rosary will be recited beginning at 7 p.m. with Deacon Ed Kull presiding. Friends and family are invited to attend.

A graveside committal service will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Father John Boll officiating.

Donations in her memory can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

HEIDRICK

Emmett E. Heidrick

Emmett Elliott Heidrick died Nov. 19, 2001, in his Woodland home. He was 78 years old.

He was born on May 28, 1923, in the "old" Woodland Hospital to Andrew and Wildah (Harrison) Heidrick, who predecease him and who had been part of the original pioneering families of the Sacramento Valley, coming to Woodland in the 1850s.

Heidrick was extremely active in agricultural and community activities in the Yolo County area, where he lived his entire life. A life member of the Fraternal Order of Elks, Lodge #1299 of Woodland, he also served as a Plainfield school board member from 1955-1968 and was the representative and director of the Yolo ASCS Committee for 12 years, a director of the California Beet Growers Association District 4 for 12 years, a member of Woodland's Carlton Club and was a longtime member of the Yolo Tale-Enders recreational vehicle group.

He especially enjoyed traveling all over the North American continent with his wife in their RV, including such destinations as Alaska, Canada and Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years and four months to the day, Mildred (Moseley) Heidrick; his sons, David Heidrick and Jim Heidrick and his wife Terry, all of Woodland; and his daughters, Diane H. Good of Ventura and Karen L. Heidrick of Chula Vista. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy Heidrick and his wife Julie, Mark Heidrick and his wife Crystal and Todd Heidrick, all of Colusa; Michelle and Jedd Ward, Katherine and Neal Abele, Kelly and James Reed and Jennifer Heidrick, all of Woodland; Adam and Christina Good of Santa Clarita, David Good of Chico and Jimmy Good of Ventura; his great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Owen Ward and Ryan and Rebecca Reed of Woodland and Dylan and Nicholas Heidrick of Colusa; his brother, Fred C. Heidrick; his sister, Vera Gorman; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Heidrick; his twin sister, Louise Farnham; his sister, Ethel Oeste; and his parents-in-law, Edna and Howard Moseley.

No visitation is scheduled prior to services. A funeral will be held at the United Methodist Church, 212 Second St. in Woodland at 10 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland, where rites will be presided over by the Elks Lodge of Woodland. The family has requested that any donations in Heidrick's name be made to the Woodland Memorial Hospital Research Fund, the Woodland Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1299 Building Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 21, 2001.)

HEIDRICK

Fredrick Clark Heidrick

Fredrick Clark Heidrick died Nov. 21, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born May 23, 1913, in Artois to Andrew and Wildah (Harrison) Heidrick, he was 88.

His family moved to Woodland in 1915, where he and his brother Joe engaged in farming for more than 50 years. He collected antique farm equipment for about 40 years, ending up with one of the largest collections in the United States. He opened a tractor museum in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Helen Heidrick; daughter, Barbara Eoff; grandson, Steven Heidrick; brothers, Joe and Emmett Heidrick; and sisters, Ethel Oeste and Louise Farnham.

He is survived by his son, Fredrick Heidrick Jr. and his wife Sandra of Woodland; daughters, Nancy Gnoss and her husband Joe of Woodland, Linda Lucchesi and her husband Fred of Sacramento, and Judy Schneider and her husband Carl of Sacramento; and his son-in-law, Robert Eoff of Woodland.

He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; his sister, Vera Gorman; his sisters-in-law, Mildred Heidrick, Edith Heidrick and Dorothy Smith; his brother-in-law, Earl Rogers; his dear friend, Vera Hulse; and many nieces and nephews.

No visitation is scheduled with burial services to be private for family only. A tribute to his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. The family requests that donations in his name be made to the charity of the donor's choice or to the Heidrick Ag History Center of Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 25, 2001.)

HEIDRICK

Steven C. Heidrick

Steven Clark Heidrick died on March 11, 2000, in Woodland while surrounded by his family and friends. Born on July 13, 1965, in Woodland, he was 34.

He was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He was a farmer for the past five years.

He is survived by his parents, Fred and Sandra Heidrick of Woodland; sister, Melissa Harlan and her husband Blake; brother, Greg Heidrick of Woodland and his fiancee Stacy; companion, Richard Maioli of Woodland; nieces, Eleanor and Amelia Harlan of Woodland; grandfather, Fred Heidrick Sr. of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private family services are being held.

Memorials may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; to the American Cancer Society; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 12, 2000.)

HEIL

Frank J. Heil

Frank Joseph Heil dies at 78

Frank Joseph Heil died Monday, June 18, in Sutter Davis Hospital. A native of Hungary, he was 78.

Mr. Heil is survived by his wife, Margaret Heil of Winters; son, Frank Heil Jr. of Belmont; and daughter, Julianna Heil of Winters.

No service was held.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 28, 1990.)

HEIN

Belle Melton Hein

Belle Melton Hein died at her home in Woodland Sunday, Aug. 7 at age 92.

Mrs. Hein was born Nov. 26, 1912 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Volney and June (May) Pease. She had been a Yolo County for 22 years. In Woodland she was active in Omega Nu, Town and Country Club, the Girl Scouts and was secretary of the Woodland Community Chest (United Way). She also participated in the University Women's Bridge Tournament. While a resident of Salinas she was employed by the Monterey County Auditor's Office and later by Poulton Realty as a real estate agent.

Survivors include Mrs. Hein's daughter, Janice Adams of Woodland; her grandsons, David Adams and his wife Courtney of Williams and Michael Adams and his wife Sue of Woodland; and her great-grandchildren, Nicole, Karisa, Marianne, Wayne, Marietta, Janice and Teresa, all of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence E. Melton and Harold Hein; and her sister, Ruby Salese.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hein, private family services will be held. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 19, 2005.)

HEIN

Larry John Hein

Larry John Hein, 64, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his Woodland home. A Yolo County resident for the past 44 years, we was born on April 27, 1940 in Sacramento to John and Marie (Baker) Hein, he spent the days of his youth growing up in Yountville. A graduate of McClatchy High School class of 1959, Hein graduated from U.C. Davis in 1963 where he attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, followed by his Master's degree in Biochemistry in 1965. He retired in 1998 from UC Davis, where he was a researcher in the medical school for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Marjory Hein of Woodland and sons Alex Hein of Woodland as well as Kris Hein and his wife Gwen of Knights Landing, a sister Dianna Carson of Sacramento, grandsons Cole Hein of Knights Landing, and Dylan Bell of Woodland, one great grandson, Kobe Yeager of Woodland.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Marie Hein. In honor of his request, no services will be held.

Services: Family will hold a Celebration of Life services to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice in his memory. Assisting the family and arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, April 03, 2005.)

HEINEMANN

Clara Heinemann

Clara Heinemann, a five-year resident of Davis, died in Auburn on April 23, 2004. She was 95 years old.

Born Aug. 7, 1908, in San Francisco, she is survived by her daughter, Alice (Ed) Hackley; sister, Lillian Richmond; three grandchildren; and, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 34th and Barrett avenues in Richmond.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Davis Senior Center Building Fund, 646 A St., Davis, CA 95616, or to the Richmond Museum, P.O. Box 1267, Richmond, CA 94802.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, May 1, 2004.)

HEINTZ

Herbert L. Heintz

Herbert L. Heintz passed away in his Winters home on May 24. Born on February 7, 1927, Mr. Heintz graduated from Sanger High School in Sanger, California, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a branch manager of Snap-On Tools in Phoenix, Arizona, and was member of the Free and Accepted Masons in Sanger Lodge #316 for over 50 years. He and his wife, Willa were married for 55 years.

Mr. Heintz is survived by his wife, Willa Heintz, of Winters, daughter Laura Olsen and her husband Ken of Gardenerville, Nevada, and Son Larry Heintz and his wife, Cindy, of Winters. He had five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Emanuel and Molly (Grass) Heintz.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 2, 2005.)

HEINZ

Diana Victoria Heinz

Diana Victoria Heinz died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Monday, May 20, 2002, at age 56.

Born Aug. 10, 1945, in Woodland, Mrs. Heinz was the daughter of Ramona (Campos) Manas and the late Tad Manas. She was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. She was very athletic in high school and graduated as an honor student from Esparto High School in 1963. She received an art scholarship to Sacramento State University. She was an artist and homemaker.

Mrs. Heinz is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Kanemasu and husband Kevin of Woodland and Amy Rossi of Esparto; grandchildren, Jennifer and Brittney Dale and Jada Kanemasu, all of Woodland and Alaina and Julia Rossi both of Esparto; sisters, Cathy Roath of Esparto and Rae Kuhn and husband Ron of Woodland.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at Capay Cemetery in Esparto, with Deacon Ed Kull officiating.

The family requests memorials be directed to Multiple Sclerosis Association.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, May 24, 2002.)

HEINZ

Eudora Gilliam Mitchell Heinz

Eudora Gilliam Mitchell Heinz died March 15, 2006 in Woodland at age 88.

Mrs. Heinz was born March 12, 1918 in Woodland. She was a resident of Yolo and Solano counties. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1936, and was a homemaker for 32 years.

Eudora was a longtime Winters resident. Her husband, Ted Heinz, a Winters farmer, died December 13, 1980. Survivors include Mrs. Heinz’s adopted daughter, Maria Murillo of Dixon, her grandchildren, Carmen Guzman, Nichol Funes, Maria Elena Villalpando, Irma Ponce, Tony Guzman, Jose Guzman, Israel Guzman, all of Dixon; 16 great-grandchildren; her cousins Laura Litott of Auburn and Lucille Edmundston of Merced.

A viewing and funeral were held Wednesday, March 22 in Woodland. Interment will be at the Woodland City Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 30, 2006.)

HELM

Jerry W. Helm

Jerry W. Helm died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at Walnut Whitney Convalescent Home in Carmichael of lung cancer, at age 68. He and his twin brother were born to Margaret (Goodfellow) and Roger Helm in Jackson County, Okla., Aug. 6, 1934.

Helm was raised in Pueblo, Colo., graduating from Central High School and then attending college there. He began his career in theater in high school and received a scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. He also attended James Dean Theater School throughout his life.

Helm worked professionally in theater, radio, television and film as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. As a young man he also worked in heavy construction, including the Glen Canyon Dam. Helm loved motorcycles and sports cars and raced Austin-Healys and crewed for other racing teams out of Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s.

Helm met and married Ellen O'Kelly in Hollywood in 1964. They honeymooned, camping outside of their Austin-Healy on the Southern California coast and at Yosemite.

Helm worked at UC Los Angeles and then took a job in the Dramatic Art Department at UC Davis in 1967. He taught and ran the scene shop, retiring in 1991. His hobbies included learning, telling stories, traveling on the Pacific Coast, hiking, camping, gardening, roses, fishing, architecture, art, cooking, breadmaking, airplanes, and flying, driving, woodworking and boat building.

Helm was a voracious reader and member of the Friends of the Yolo County Library. He was instrumental in restoring the Woodland Opera House and was a member of the Opera House Board. He was also an active Woodland Swim Team parent, volunteer for the Yolo County Historical Society and served on the 2001-2003Yolo County Grand Jury.

Helm loved the Nevada City area and spent as much time as he could visiting in the 1970s and 1980s and more recently, visiting his in-laws and his daughter's family there.

Helm was preceded by his parents and by his brothers and sisters Jimmy, Peggy and Patty.

He is survived by his loving wife Ellen; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Ellen and Vance Arlie Goss and grandsons Will and Tom of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Annabel and Andries Fourie of Davis; sisters and brothers, Willie Randol, Donna Ayers, Jerry Helm, Tom Helm Sr., and their families; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Michele and Jim Miller of Woodland, sister-in-law Katie O'Kelly of Burlingame, nieces Renae Miller, Teresa Childers and husband Morgan and their children, all of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial and internment will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to the Woodland Opera House or a charity of choice.

Hooper and Weaver Mortuary of Nevada City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 16, 2002.)

HELWIG

Roberta Elizabeth Helwig

Services Today

Roberta Elizabeth Helwig: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, with Pastor Mark Gering officiating.

Rose Salas: Friends are invited to attend the vigil service at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, at McNary's Chapel. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, July 9, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(The above service announcement is from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 8, 2004.)

HEMBREE

Michael Calvin Hembree

Michael Calvin Hembree died Tuesday, Oct. 26 at his home in Knights Landing at age 49.

Mr. Hembree was born June 19, 1955 in Fairfield. He had been a Yolo County resident for 43 years. He was a 1973 graduate of Woodland High School and attended Sacramento City College. He had worked as a journalist for The Daily Democrat.

Survivors include Mr. Hembree's daughter, Shasta Bair; his sons, Casey Hembree and Jeremy Bair; his granddaughter, Hannah Craig; his mother, Lucille Hembree all of Woodland; his sister, Susan Friedman and niece, Ashley Hagen, both of Washington. He was preceded in death by his father, Border C. Hembree.

Services: A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Willow Oak Fire Department, 17535 County Road 97, Woodland.

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

HEMENWAY

Edwin Hemenway

DIED

HEMENWAY - In Winters, June 1, 1890, Edwin Hemenway, a native of Massachusetts, aged 53 years.

Sudden Death

Mr. Edwin Hemenway, who has been a resident of Winters for the past five years, died quite suddenly last Sunday morning from a hemorrhage of the foot. When a lad, three years of age, he cut the great toe of his right foot with an axe, and the wound from a scrofulous taint in his blood, never healed. Since coming to California he has been troubled with occasional hemorrhages, but always stopped them in time. But Sunday, it is evident an artery had been eaten off, it was but a short time until he was past human

aid. Mr. Hemenway was a native of Massachusetts, but had lived most of his life in Wayne, Illinois. He was a man of refiring disposition, and made but few friends, but was well liked by all who came in contact with him. He was fifty three years of age at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and one child, a daughter, and two brothers, to mourn his death. Peace to his ashes.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Saturday, June 7, 1890.)

HEMENWAY

Idell V. Hemenway

Idell Veleta Hemenway passed away on Feb. 18, 2002 while at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Hemenway was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Leab and Ola White on May 15, 1915. In 1940, she was married to George W. Hemenway and the two made Winters their home where they owned and operated an apricot orchard for over 65 years. She enjoyed many activities, especially being in the outdoors with her husband camping, fishing and hunting. She also loved to spend time drawing, painting and sewing. She especially liked to do needlepoint and sew quilts. Mrs. Hemenway was well liked and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Mrs. Hemenway was preceded in death by her husband George last year in November. She is survived by her son, William L. Hemenway and his wife Joan Wright of woodland; her granddaughter, Melody Eaton and her husband Scott of Winters; Terri Ramos and her husband John of Woodland and great-grandchildren, Karina Eaton, and Teresa and Nicole Ramos; sisters-in-laws, Ann Danzero, and Mary Hemenway of Winters, also survived her.

Family and friends gathered together for a graveside service for her on Feb. 25, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery located at 415 Cemetery Drive in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 28, 2002.)

HENDERSON

Gerald Henderson

Gerald Henderson died at his home in Davis on Friday, March 17, 2006, surrounded by his family. He was 78.

A memorial service begins at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., followed by a celebration of his life in the Fellowship Hall.

Born in Bend, Ore., to Hattie and Frank Henderson on July 26, 1927, he graduated from high school in 1945 and enlisted in the Navy, serving a year in the Philippines during World War II. He attended the University of Oregon for one year, studying journalism and received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture/horticulture/botany three years later (1950) at Oregon State. While at Oregon State, he met his future wife, Welles Adkisson, from Prineville, Ore. After college, he re-enlisted in the Navy for four more years and served on a heavy cruiser during the Korean War. He also worked as a PR spokesman for the Admiral.

He married Adkisson in Oregon in 1952 and they lived in Long Beach before being transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Oahu, Hawaii, where they spent two years. Their oldest son was born there. After his discharge from the Navy in 1954, he enrolled in graduate studies in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He worked in San Francisco for a landscape architect while attending school, later joining the landscape architect firm of Thomas Church. Together, they redesigned the Fioli Gardens in Woodside.

He moved his family to Davis in 1963 to accept a position as the first landscape architect at UC Davis. Years later, he became superintendent of grounds before returning to his landscape architect job. Even after retiring from UCD in 1991, he still helped with consulting and designed many gardens outside the university.

While in Davis, he was involved in Davis Little League with his two sons and served as DLL president. He belonged to the Davis Community Church and was active in the Master and Mates church group. He also taught landscaping courses at the Adult Education School in Davis, belonged to a UCD bowling league and volunteered at the Davis Senior Center. He loved gardening, traveling, listening to the music of his Scottish ancestry and spending time with his family. His family described him as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Welles, of Davis; son David and his wife Kathy of Woodland; son Gary and his wife Arlene of Woodland; daughter Janet of Davis; grandchildren, Claire, Melissa and Gary Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Hannah and Mariah; two sisters, Julia Coulter of Bend, Ore., and Alice Walker of Medford, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Angie for her care and friendship for the last two years, and a special thank you to Hospice as well as the Davis Community Church’s care team.

Interment will be private at the Davis Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Parkinson’s Research or the American Heart Association. Those who wish to sign a guest book may do so online at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, March 21, 2006.)

HENDERSON

Ray D. Henderson

Ray D. Henderson died at his home in Sun City Monday, March 7 at age 88.

Mr. Henderson was born May 8, 1916 in Tolbert, Texas to James Lee and Emma Clara Henderson. He is a graduate of Kelton High School. After graduation, he became a farmer then moved to California. He worked for A.W. McCaughan's grocery store and service station and at the Ford dealership in Alturas. He bought the Chrysler and Plymouth dealership under the name of Henderson Motor Sales and later bought the Chevrolet truck and automobile agency. During World War II, he purchased heavy earth-moving trucks and went to Richmond where he contracted to move earth at the Kaiser shipyards. After the war, Cranston Bros. of Woodland sold their implement business to Mr. Henderson. The sale included International Harvester and truck franchise that covered Yolo and Colusa counties. He also sold Tucker and Packard automobiles. In a change of career, he became vice president and manager of the commercial and ranch department for MacBride Realty in Sacramento and later partnered with Jack Richey to open Real Estate Inc. He and a group of investors purchased the Cameron Park community and developed the concept of "airport" homes. Also he partnered with PGA Professional Arnold Palmer and built the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy. He also developed the resort community of The Dream of Jackson Highway. In Murieta, he and the Operating Engineers Training Center have accounted for nearly all of Murieta's earth-moving improvements, including three major dams. Mr. Henderson built two championship golf courses; a 40,000-square-foot private country club; an equestrian facility; an FAA-approved airport; five lakes; a business conference center and lodge. He and his sons developed "SunRay Plaza," a commercial shopping center in Citrus Heights anchored by Tom Thumb Market.

Mr. Henderson was a 32nd degree Mason in the Modoc Lodge in Alturas, and a member of the Elks, Rotary and Shriners Ben Ali Temple. He was a member of the Yolo Fliers Club, The Sutter Club and the country clubs of Cameron Park, Del Paso and Rancho Murieta.

Survivors include Mr. Henderson's wife, Debbie; his sons, Ron and Marty and his wife Sue; his granddaughters, Kim, Kelly and her husband Paul, Karen, Jenny, Kendal and her husband Arun, Emily and her husband Marcus and his great-grandchildren, Maddie, Katie, Ethan, Shea and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Henderson's name be directed to Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, 95747 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3105 Fite Circle, Suite 101, Sacramento, 95827.

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

HENDRIX

Gail Jeanette March Hendrix

Gail Jeanette March Hendrix died at her home in Woodland Friday, April 29 at age 59.

Ms. Hendrix was born Nov. 12, 1945 in Arbuckle to the late Melvin and Amy March. She was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. She attended local schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1963. She retired from UC Davis in 1996. She was a member of the Zamora 4-H Club and Job's Daughters Bethel No. 260.

Survivors include Ms. Hendrix's sister, Linda Martin; her nieces, Tracie Martin and her companion Lou Bright; Lisa Ludovina and her husband Mike; Lori Castaneda and her husband Raul; her great-nieces Katelyn Castaneda and Emma Ludovina and her longtime companion, Larry Hendrix, all of Woodland.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Ms. Hendrix, private family services were held May 3. Interment was at Mary's Cemetery in Yolo. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 08, 2005.)

HENIGAN

V. Annette 'Annie' Henigan

V. Annette "Annie" Henigan died in her Elk Grove home following a long illness on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at age 65.

Born Oct. 8, 1938 in Norman, Okla., Mrs. Henigan extended family are from Woodland.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jeffrey; children, Gloria, Donna and husband Paul, Bill and wife Kerri and Susan and husband Chris; granddaughters Caitlen, Hannah and Leah; sister, Karon; nephew, Tim; niece, Kamille; and extended Langbehn family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Kenzel Carpenter; and brother-in-law John Kyllingstad.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Gateway Foundation, (916) 451-9312.

Services: A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 9539 Racquet Court, Elk Grove, (916) 684-5722. There will be a gathering afterward at the family home to celebrate her life.

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

HENNER-
WOLSKI

Irena Anna Henner-Wolski

Dr. Irena Anna Henner-Wolski, a Holocaust survivor known by many as "Babcia," or "grandmother" in Polish, died peacefully at her Davis home Sept. 9, 2003. She was 82.

Born Aug. 18, 1921, in Lvov, Poland, she was the youngest child of Franciszka and Wladislaw Gelerter. She was a medical student when she was forced by the German occupation of Poland to go underground, after most of her family and many of her friends vanished. She was helped by friends and strangers alike as she hid in numerous cities and the high mountains with her older sister and, later, with her husband and a newborn baby.

In 1944 she survived the Warsaw uprising when citizens fought the Germans for 63 days before being defeated. Following the uprising, much of the remaining population was deported or killed. Irena, her husband and their 5-month-old daughter were removed by the Red Cross, however, joining the last survivors allowed to leave Warsaw before the German army carried out a systematic destruction of the city.

After the war, Irena resumed her medical education at the University of Krakow. She became a surgeon, then an almost entirely male field.

In 1957 she and her daughter managed to leave communist Poland. They settled in Israel, where Irena became the first female surgeon in the city of Haifa. An excellent diagnostician and superb surgeon, she helped many people there during her 40-year career and became a highly respected and well-known member of the community, her daughter said.

Irena was a frequent visitor to Davis. During her retirement, in 1997, she moved here, joining her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to create a four-generation family and becoming a permanent resident of the United States.

She attended English classes, participated in a special amateur genealogist group writing memoirs and was a regular bridge player at the Senior Center. She enjoyed water aerobics, travel, theater, music, old movies and books -- which she could read in any of seven languages.

She loved walking or riding her scooter on the greenbelts of North Davis and visiting the Davis Community Library. A music lover, she attended many concerts and never missed a performance of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

For many years Irena battled rheumatoid arthritis, yet she continued her active life even as joint pain and stiffness decreased her ability to function independently. She died three weeks after her 82nd birthday, living long enough to see the birth of her youngest great-grandchild, Eliana.

Her family said she will be remembered as a strong, beautiful and elegant woman and a leader, a presence to be felt and admired, and for all she accomplished in helping the world in spite of the trauma she suffered.

She is survived by her daughter Jolanta Moore of Davis; her granddaughter Karen Levy, her husband Mark Levy and their twin children Emma and Bailey Levy of Davis; her grandson Raphael Moore, his wife Netania Moore and their daughter Eliana of Davis; her only surviving cousin and two nephews in Israel; as well as by many friends in Davis and in Israel.

A funeral service was conducted in the Jewish section of the Davis Cemetery by Rabbi Joseph Melamed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in honor of the deceased be made to the Hillel Capital Project and mailed care of Raphael Moore, Phoenix House, 413 F St., Davis CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 15, 2003.)

HENNIES

Robert Elmer Hennies

Robert Elmer Hennies died at Woodland Healthcare on Monday, Feb. 6 at age 83.

Mr. Hennies was born Jan. 16, 1923 in Medford, Ore. to Elmer and Elizabeth Hennies. He had been a Yolo County resident for nine years. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Artillery and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Edison Electric. He was a life-long member of the VF W and Calectric Veteran's Club.

Survivors include Mr. Hennies' stepsons, Dan, Steven and Colonel Miller; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Dawn Ayrabe and her husband Joe; his brother-in-law, Les Briner; and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nina E. Hennies; his son, Harold Hennies; and his parents.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 8, 2006.)

HENNIGAN

Herbert Hennigan, Sr.

Herbert Hennigan, Sr. died at Yolo on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at age 71.

Born Dec. 25, 1931, a native of Woodland, Mr. Hennigan was a lifelong Yolo County resident. He was a plumber contractor.

Survivors include his son, Herb Hennigan Jr. and wife Saundra of Woodland; grandson, David Hennigan; and great-granddaughter, Audrey, both of Dixon.

Arrangements are under the direction of River Cities Funeral Chapel of West Sacramento.

Services: Friends and family will be gathering for the celebration of Mr. Hennigan's life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 34115 County Road 23A, off of Hwy. 16 across from Watts Aviation, with Father Mike officiating. Call 668-5847 for more information.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 18, 2003.)

HENSLEY

Michael Darwin Hensley

Michael Darwin Hensley died in Woodland Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at age 46.

Born July 28, 1957, in Loma Linda, Mr. Hensley had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He attended school in Riverside. He worked for Wilson and Sons as a tree trimmer for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Hensley of Woodland; children, Torie and Katlyin Hensley, both of Woodland; mother, Patricia Wind of Colton; brothers, Greg Candelaria and wife Sue of Gilbert, Ariz., Kieth Hensley of Oklahoma, Darwin, Charlie and Marvin Hensley and wife Michelle, all of Montana; sisters, Darla Reynolds of Montana, Patti Hunt and husband Steve, Vicki Clarke and boyfriend Roger, Joni Vanek and Candi Candelaria, all of San Bernardino; sisters-in-law, Sharon Tandy and husband Ed and Barbara Gallivan, all of Woodland; and brother-in-law, John DelaTorres and wife Stacey of Chico. He was preceded in death by his father, Darwin Alonso Hensley.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Burial will be conducted privately.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 21, 2004.)

(Another Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," on Saturday, January 24, 2004, which was similar to the obituary above, included a photograph of Mr. Hensley.)

HENSON

Elsie Dean Henson

Elsie Dean Henson of Capay died in Woodland Wednesday, May 18 at age 78.

Mrs. Henson was born June 1, 1926 in Grainola, Okla. She had been a Yolo County resident for 70 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Henson's daughters, Alice Cromer and her husband Tom of Russell, Iowa; her sons, Gary Henson and his wife Brenda of Franklin, La. and Maurice and Darrel Henson of Capay; her grandchildren, Robert Henson of Franklin, La., Tressie Cromer of Russell, Iowa, Mandy Hamilton of Chariton, Iowa and Christa Marie Shaffer of Sacramento; two great-grandchildren and her sisters, Opal Bertram of Woodland and Florence Irvine and her husband Ed of Rogue River, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sanders and Alta Bair; her sisters, Fern Metzger, Neva Lantz and Christine Bair and her brothers, Irvin Leroy Bair, Alvin Bradley "Pat" Bair and Walter Truitt.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Capay Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

HENWOOD

Carroll I. Henwood

Carroll I. Henwood, a five-year resident of Davis, died on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

Friends are invited to a memorial gathering at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at the Henwood Ranch, 6733 Hammonton-Smartville Road near Marysville.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 15, 1917, to Carroll and Gertrude Henwood, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley. He worked for many years in the wine and aerospace industries before retiring in 1972.

In 1974, he and his wife, Mariana, moved to the Henwood Ranch in Yuba County where he was able to pursue his interest in ranching and functioning as a do-it-yourselfer, which his family said he enjoyed. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed boating and travel. He was described as a firm believer in family and education. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Henwood, in 1990.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mariana Henwood of Davis; and by his sons, Michael Henwood of Yuba County and Mark Henwood of Sacramento.

He is further survived by eight grandchildren, Karl, Karen, Andrew, Sarah, Jennifer, Rosemary, Keith and Maeve Henwood; and a great grandson, Simon Henwood.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday June 27, 2005.)

HERDEG

Joe Bill Herdeg

Joe Bill Herdeg, a Yolo County resident and former farmer, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 71.

He was born June 18, 1933, in Chickasha, Okla., to Albert and Eula (White) Herdeg. He began a 23-year career in agriculture with a farming job at age 17. He has lived in Yolo County for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma Herdeg of Woodland; daughters Mary Griffith of Woodland, Carol Barnes of Yuba City, Darlene Martin of Columbus, Wyo., and Patricia Overy of Manteca; and son Albert Herdeg of Suffolk, Va. He also is survived by 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Brenda Dunson, and a son, Michael Herdeg.

Private family services will be held.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

HERMLE

Elizabeth "Jean" Hermle

Elizabeth "Jean" Hermle died in Woodland Wednesday, March 8 at age 79.

Mrs. Hermle was born June 12, 1926 in Dunnigan to Thomas E. and Margaret P. (Meenen) Powers. A lifetime resident of Yolo County, she was retired after working 20 years as an attendance clerk at Woodland High School. She and her husband, La Verne Hermle, ran the family farm in Zamora.

Survivors include Mrs. Herle's daughter, Linda Hellenthal and her husband Erik of Roseburg, Ore.; her son, Thomas Hermle and his wife Linda of Zamora; and her grandchildren, Brad and Mark Hellenthal, Matt and Ryan Hermle. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, La Verne Hermle; and her parents.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 13 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland. Reverend Bill Schroeder will officiate. A private family burial will be held at Mary's Cemetery in Yolo, where Mrs. Hermle will be laid to rest next to her husband. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 11, 2006.)

HERMLE

La Verne Martin Hermle

La Verne Martin Hermle died on Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 in Zamora at the age of 79. A lifelong resident of Zamora, Mr. Hermle was born in that community on May 1, 1926.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy and WWII, Mr. Hermle was a farmer during his adult years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Elks Club, and a long time member of the Zamora Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Hermle is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Hermle. He is also survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband Erik Hellenthal of Roxburg, Ore.; a son, Thomas Hermle and his wife Linda. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Brad and Mark Hellenthal, and Matt and Ryan Hermle; and four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Andrew Hermle, and Jensen and Kathryn Hellenthal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Rosie Hermle and a brother Harold Hermle. (Linda) Hermle.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at St. John's United Church of Christ with the Rev. William Schroeder officiating. A private family burial is scheduled at Mary's chapel in Woodland. Memorials can be made to St. John's Retirement Village. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 9, 2005.)

HERNANDEZ

Fidel Lozeno Hernandez

Fidel Lozeno Hernandez died at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland Sunday, Aug. 7 at age 67.

Mr. Hernandez was born July 15, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas to Abraham and Felepia (Lozeno) Hernandez. He relocated to Sacramento in the 1940s. He worked in the automotive field as a laborer and mechanic for more than 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. Hernandez's daughter, Isabel Molina of Marion, Texas; his sons, Fidel Hernandez Jr. of New Braunfels, Texas and Harry Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sisters, Andrea, Jamie and Frances Hernandez; and his brother, George Hernandez, all of San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Jovita Hernandez; his sister, Antonia Hernandez; and his brother, Pete Hernandez.

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

Services: Private family services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 in Marion, Texas. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 11, 2005.)

HERNANDEZ

Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez died at his home in Woodland Thursday, Jan. 12 at age 62.

Mr. Hernandez was born April 4, 1943 in Durango, Mexico. He had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force in communication and special forces and had a master's degree in psychology.

Survivors include Mr. Hernandez's wife of 18 years, Mary Hernandez of Woodland; his daughter, Rhonda Kormanian of Hartford, Conn.; his son, Craig Hernandez of Lander, Wyo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sisters, Lucila Hernandez of Woodland, Josefine Velez of Santa Barbara, Imelda Villalpando and Delia Nevarez both of Davis, Zenaida Razo of Pismo Beach; and his brother, Jess A. Hernandez of Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and Pastor Hernandez.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Davis Cemetery. Clergy from St. James Catholic Church will officiate. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 14, 2006.)

HEROLD

Margaret Ann Herold

Margaret Ann Herold died on March 29, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old.

A celebration of her life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento. A reception will follow.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated from Scott High School. She was a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she majored in English and history.

She moved with her family to Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County and worked for United Airlines in San Francisco. She met and married Clarence R. Herold on Oct. 14, 1949. They lived in San Anselmo and Novato, where Clarence died in 1992. Margaret came to live in Davis in 1995.

She was a homemaker while her children were in school, active in numerous clubs. She later started working in classified advertising at the Marin Independent Journal newspaper. She was an avid bridge player and was known as “No Trump Margaret.” Her hobbies were her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Thomas McIntyre Herold of Stateline, Nev.; her daughter, Eileen Vasseur of Davis; and two grandchildren, Sara and Taylor Vasseur of Davis.

She also is survived by nieces and nephews in Ohio: Diane Rowe, William McIntyre, Nancy Walters, Art and David McIntyre, and by her dear friend Victor Cummings of Sacramento.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice or Sutter Davis Hospital.

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

HERRERA

Leonard Lucero Herrera

Leonard Lucero Herrera entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at the age of 80. He was a native of El Paso, Texas, born on Monday, March 24, 1924 and a resident of Sacramento for the past 45 years. Beloved husband of Jessie M. Herrera. Devoted father of Leonard Jr. and Richard. Also survived by his extended family, Margaret, Marina, Pauline, Paul, Barbara, Esther and Anthony. Dear brother of Lucy Pena, Sally Torres and Raymond Herrera. Loving grandfather to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by both parents, Petronillio and Leonor Herrera, sisters, Anita Herrera and Martha Velasquez also a brother, Porfirio Herrera. He was employed by UC Davis for 35 years and an avid 49er fan. He was very proud of his Army background and received a purple heart for his devotion. The family invites you to attend a visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 922-5833. Also a crypt side service with military honors is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 28, 2005.)

HERRERA

Tito “Pops” Herrera

Tito “Pops” Herrera of Davis died Jan. 22, 2006. Born Feb. 6, 1939, in Taos, N.M., he was 66 years old.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A potluck lunch will follow.

He will be buried Monday in Davis, alongside his brother and nephew.

He worked many years for Nishi Farms before retiring in 1986. He loved the outdoors, trout fishing, hunting and camping. He also had a great sense of humor, his family says. Fundamental to his nature, he was always telling jokes and making people laugh.

“Pops, we will miss your little chuckle and smile,” his family says.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one nephew.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Shirley; four children, Erik of San Diego, Jennifer of Davis, and Lee and Betsy of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Estaban, Roxanne, Gabriella, Marcos (Bonzito) Melinda and Erik Jr.; two sisters, Cleo, and Rose; and one brother, Leno.

He also is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, friends, his dog Ogg and cats Pinto and Negro.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 26, 2006.)

HERTZ

Clifford H. Hertz

Clifford H. Hertz died in Albuquerque, N.M. Sunday, April 10 at age 82.

Mr. Hertz was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Anoka, Neb. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked in sales, banking, real estate and insurance industries for most of his adult life and was employed as an insurance agent for Anderson Agency in Albuquerque, N.M. for more than 15 years. He was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks, Fiesta Singers and New Mexico Organization of Transplant Recipients.

Survivors include Mr. Hertz's wife of 56 years, Mary Hertz of Albuquerque, N.M.; his daughters, Cathy Hertz Roberts and her husband Cliff of Woodland and Cindy Vaughn and her husband Bob of Cody, Wyo.; his sons, Terry Hertz of Vista; Jim Hertz and his wife Cindy of Denver and Rick Hertz and his wife Victoria of San Diego; his grandchildren, Amelia and Olivia Roberts of Woodland, Jacob Hertz and his wife Karen, Matt Morgan and Joey Covillo all of Denver; Lindsay Hertz of Austin, Texas, Tom Vaughn and Rikki Vaughn both of Cody, Wyo. and his cousins, Bonnie Granger and her husband John, Matt Granger and his wife Gina, Ben, Brian and Rose Granger all of Woodland and Gina George and her family of Long Beach, Wash.

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

Services: A celebration of Mr. Hertz's life is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Chimney Ridge Club House, 6098 Osuna NE, Albuquerque, N.M. Private inurnment at Santa Fe National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Sunrise Funeral Options of Albuquerque is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 15, 2005.)

HERGER

Frieda Rose Herger

Frieda Rose Herger of Madison died Monday, July 18 at age 86.

Mrs. Herger was born Sept. 4, 1918 in Switzerland. She had been a Yolo County resident for 75 years. She attended Gordon Elementary School. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church and a charter member of their altar society.

Survivors include Mrs. Herger's daughter, Janet Penrose and her husband Robert of Woodland; her son, Walter "Jim" Herger and his wife Patti of Woodland; her grandchildren, Mark and Alison Herger, Corey, Lori and Nicholas Penrose; and her great-granddaughter, Karli Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest J. Herger and her son, Ernest Julius Herger Jr.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Herger's name be directed to St. Martin's Catholic Church, East Grafton, Esparto, 95627.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 22 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

HERMLE

Marjorie Ellen Hermle

Marjorie Ellen Hermle died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at age 87.

Born April 12, 1917, in Gridley, Mrs. Hermle had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years. She is the only daughter to Merl and Florence Criddle. In 1941 she married Clarence John Hermle. She was a native Californian residing in Gridley, Stockton, Rio del Mar Beach, La Jolla and most recently Indian Wells.

Survivors include her daughters, Ricke Ellis of Indian Wells, and Nancy Hermle of San Diego; brother, David Criddle and his wife, "sister" Ruth of Gridley; granddaughters, Nicole Fahrer and Caroline Farrar, both of Scottsdale, Az.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hermle; daughter, Deidre Farrar; and brother, Lee Criddle.

The family requests memorials be directed to charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Stricklin Snively Mortuary of Long Beach.

Services: Those family and friends, who wish to celebrate her life may join together at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004. For further information or directions, call (760) 773-1901.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 23, 2004.)

HERNANDEZ

Adeline Fierro Hernandez

Adeline Fierro Hernandez died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at age 86.

Born Oct. 22, 1915, in Choix, Sinola, Mexico, Mrs. Hernandez was a current Woodland resident in time of her death. She retired from the cannery in San Jose before moving to Woodland and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed going to Lake Tahoe and seeing her favorite entertainer "Englebert." According to her family members, "she will be remembered for her great laugh and love of dancing."

Mrs. Hernandez is survived by her children, Sylvia Hernandez of Woodland, Alfred Hernandez of Gilroy, Rose Marie Hickey of Rocklin, Yolonda Whitson of Livermore; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sister, Lillian Serviss; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Hernandez, in August of 1989; and son, Tommy Hernandez, in May of 1999.

A memorial service is scheduled 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut Street, Woodland, with a reception following the service at Hotel Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Society.

Neptune Society of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 21, 2002.)

HERNANDEZ

Albert "Beto" Medrano Hernandez

Albert "Beto" Medrano Hernandez died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at home in his sleep at the age of 92. Albert died as a result of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was the head of the family in the United States and was simply, a good man. Family and friends will remember Albert for tending his herbs, gardens, and nopales (cactus) and caring for his many animals over the years.

Born Aug. 7, 1911 in Rancho La Urena, Jalisco, Mexico to a family of seven, he was one of five children. At the age of seven his schooling ended and he began to work. He came to the United States in 1940 as a bracero to Colorado, Texas, Arizona and finally California. He moved to Woodland in 1948 and he worked for years as a laborer and a manager of Mr. Avila's bracero camp. He also worked for Spreckels Sugar Company, Teichert Construction and Yolo Flier's Club.

Albert is survived by his wife, Maria Torres; sons Mario Gonzales and wife Rosita; Jess Hernandez and wife Rose Conroy; Refugio Hernandez and companion Debi Eagle; daughter Juanita Garcia, all from Woodland; daughter Gloria Lopez of Vacaville; daughter-in-law Fedelia Gonzales of Sacramento; brothers Tomas H. Medrano and Benito H. Medrano of Rancho La Urena, Jalisco, Mexico; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as friends who loved and respected Albert.

Albert was preceded in death by his father Refugio Medrano; mother Apolonia Hernandez; brother Moises H. Medrano; sister Reyes H. Medrano; first wife Consuelo Hernandez; sons Paul M. Gonzales, Max Gonzales, Albert "Moose" Gonzales, Tony Hernandez and daughter Estolia Hernandez.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, with a burial to follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery, (corner of California and West Streets) Woodland. Food and refreshments will be served at the Holy Rosary Hall (next to Holy Rosary Church.

(A photograph of Mr. Hernandez is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 27, 2003.)

HERNANDEZ

Angelina Arias Hernandez

Angelina Arias Hernandez was chosen to join God and her son, Esteban, in heaven on Tuesday, May 6, 2003. Angelina passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 21, 1933 in Douglas, Arizona.

She migrated to Winters in 1962 after living in Guadalupe for a number of years. Although she was a migrant worker, she fought hard to equal access to education for poor migrant families. She was heavily involved with migrant education.

Angelina was known for her spirit of giving and touched many lives. She never turned anyone away. Her door was always open. Cooking, feeding and spending time with others always filled her life with joy. Her loving heart and giving nature will be missed by all who knew her.

Her greatest achievements are her children and grandchildren. They were her pride and joy, and she always bragged about them.

She was devoted to her faith, which sustained and comforted her through her battle with cancer.

She leaves behind eleven children, Louis Javier, Audrey Javier, Vickie Catalan Javier, Connie Ferreira Javier, Victor Hernandez, Humberto Hernandez, Petra Rodriguez Hernandez, Rodolfo Hernandez, Angelina Meza Hernandez, Hortencia Gaines Hernandez and Elidania Wright Hernandez. she also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

We love you, Mom. You will always be in our hearts.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the Hospice Care team and Guille Cuevas for their help with her care.

The family requests that donations be made to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 15, 2003.)

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Annemarie Hernandez

Two funeral services are planned for Annemarie ''Annie'' Hernandez and her two children, Korra Jean Meyers and Jesika Rose Hernandez, whose bodies were discovered last week in the Sacramento River. All three were last seen on Nov. 2, 1999.

Annemarie was 34, Korra was 5 and Jesika was 2.

Annemarie was born in Woodland on Nov. 20, 1965. She was raised in Dixon where she attended local elementary schools and Maine Prairie High School. She married her longtime companion, Armando Hernandez, in Reno in January 1998. The couple lived in Galt.

Korra was born June 5, 1994, in Sacramento and Jesika was born July 20, 1997, in Vacaville.

They are survived by Annemarie's husband, Armando Hernandez; her two sons, Anthonie Boles and Daniel Hernandez of Dixon; her mother and stepfather, Jeanne and Bill Peterson of Dixon; two sisters, Denise Gaskins of Sacramento and Karyn Peterson of Brentwood, Tenn.; three brothers, John Thomas of Washington, Philip Bauman of Sacramento and Stephen Peterson of Dixon; grandparents, Loretta Boles of Red Bluff, Pearl and Bill Schellhorn of Davis and Leander ``Pete'' Peterson of Lucerne.

Additionally, Korra Meyers is survived by her father, Michael Meyers of Wisconsin; grandparents, Jesus and Petra Hernandez of Galt and Jackie Meyers of Wisconsin.

Annemarie was preceded in death by her father, Richard Joseph Schellhorn; and grandparents, Kenneth Richard Boles, Richard Bauman and Dora Jean Peterson.

One funeral service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chabolla Center, 630 Chabolla in Galt and another will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Dixon Community Church, 955 E. A St. in Dixon.

The committal service will be Monday at the Dixon Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Galt Funeral Home, 702 B St., Galt.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Northern California Unit, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477 or to Cyndi Search for Missing Adults, 22551 Third St., P.O. Box 315, Clements, CA 95227.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 28, 2000.)

HERNANDEZ

Antonio "Tony" G. Hernandez

Antonio "Tony" G. Hernandez died as a result of an accident in San Francisco Wednesday Oct. 30 2002, at age 43.

Born July 24, 1959, in Woodland, he moved to the Bay Area in the early 90s. He was a graduate of Woodland High and was a member of the wrestling team. Later he earned a degree in international business at Sonoma State and worked as a sales engineer for Solar Depot in San Rafael.

According to family members, he enjoyed fishing, traveling and collecting gemstones. Other interests included photography and painting. He once served as a photographer for The Daily Democrat.

Mr. Hernandez is survived by father Albert. M. Hernandez and wife Maria; sisters Gloria Lopez of Vacaville and Juanita Garcia of Woodland; sister-in-law Fedelia Gonzales of Sacramento; and brothers Mario Gonzales and wife Rosita, Jess Hernandez and wife Rose, and Refugio Hernandez and companion Debi Eagle; all of Woodland.

He is also survived by Godparents Antonio and Esperansa Navarette; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as friends.

He was preceded in death by mother Connie Hernandez, brothers Paul M. Gonzales, Max Gonzales, and Albert Gonzales.

A memorial mass is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Holy Rosary Church, at the corner of Walnut and Court streets in Woodland. Food and refreshments will be served at the Parish Hall after the ceremony.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, November 04, 2002.)

HERNANDEZ

Fidel Lozeno Hernandez

Fidel Lozeno Hernandez died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland. He was 67.

Private family services will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Marion, Texas.

Born July 15, 1938, in San Antonio to Abraham and Felepia (Lozeno) Hernandez, he resided there until moving to California in the late 1940s, relocating to Sacramento. He worked in the automotive field as a laborer and mechanic for more than 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jovita Hernandez, sister Antonia Hernandez and brother Pete Hernandez.

He is survived by his daughter, Isabel Molina of Marion, Texas; sons Fidel Hernandez Jr. of New Braunfels, Texas, and Harry Hernandez of San Antonio; sisters Andrea, Jamie and Frances Hernandez, all of San Antonio; brother George Hernandez of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday August 11, 2005.)

HERNANDEZ

Humberto Aguirre Hernandez

Humberto Aguirre Hernandez died Friday, May 3, 2002, at age 28.

Born April 27, 1974, in Jesus Maria Jal., Mexico, Mr. Hernandez was a hard worker and excellent father who enjoyed taking his kids to his soccer games and spending time with his family, according to family members. His family added that "he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and soccer team, 'Arzenal.'"

Mr. Hernandez is survived by his wife, Stacey Hernandez and his children, Briana Nicole, Humberto Ricardo, and Jasmine Victoria.

He is also survived by his parents, Jose and Josefina Hernandez; brothers and sisters, Martin, Marisela, Rosa, Lupita, Dani, and Luis Enrique and six brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; grandparents, Guadalupe y Ma. Dolores Aguirre and Adrian y Ma. Del Refujio Hernandez of Jal. Mexico; and Mike and Diane Kelly of Woodland, and Hazel Speegle of Winters; in-laws, Charles and Tamara Brooks and Joseph and Elizabeth Speegle of Winters; numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces and nephews.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to support the family by attending a vigil service at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 511 Main St., Winters.

The Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, also at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Winters.

An account has been set up at the First Northern Bank in Winters for the family.

Smith's Colonial Chapel of Winters is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 08, 2002.)

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Humberto A. Hernandez

Humberto Aguirre Hernandez of Winters died in a car accident on May 3, 2002, near Colusa. He was 28.

He was born on April 27, 1974, in Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico.

He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by many in the community. He will also be missed by his soccer team. He was a hard worker and excellent father who enjoyed taking his kids to soccer games and spending time with his family.

His wife Stacey Hernandez of Winters shares this personal message: "I love you baby and I'll miss you dearly and for always. I love you so much and my heart is with you."

He is survived by his wife and his children Briana Nicole, Humberto Ricardo and Jasmine Victoria, all of Winters.

He is also survived by his parents Jose and Josefina Hernandez; brothers and sisters Martin, Marisela, Rosa, Lupita, Dani, Luis Enrique and six brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law, all of Winters; and grandparents Guadalupe y Ma. Dolores Aguirre and Adrian y Ma. Del Refujio Hernandez of Jalisco, Mexico.

He is further survived by grandparents Mike and Diane Kelly of Woodland and Hazel Speegle of Winters; in-laws Charles and Tamara Brooks and Elizabeth Speegle, all of Winters. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews further survive him.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to support the family by attending a vigil service for him at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 511 Main St., Winters.

The Mass of the Resurrection will also be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Remembrances to support the family may be sent c/o Humberto or Stacey Hernandez at First Northern Bank, 48 Main St., Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 9, 2002.)

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Humberto A. Hernandez

Humberto A. Hernandez passed away on May 3, 2002. Born April 27, 1974, in Jesus Maria Jal. Mexico, he was 28 years old.

A beloved father, son, brother and friend, he is survived by his wife Stacy and children Briana Nicole, Humberto Ricardo and Jasmine Victoria. He is also survived by his parents, Jose and Josefina Hernandez; brothers and sisters Martin, Marisela, Rosa, Lupita, Dani and Luis Enrique; six brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law; grandparents Guadalupe y Ma. Dolores Aguirre and Adrian y Ma. Del Refujio Hernandez both of Jal. Mexico, Mike and Diane Kelly of Woodland and Hazel Speegle of Winters. His parents-in-law are Charles and Tamara Brooks and Joseph and Elizabeth Speegle both of Winters.

He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Humberto will be very, very missed by his family, friends and soccer team "Arzenal." He was a hard worker and an excellent father who enjoyed taking his kids to his soccer games and spending time with his family. He was dearly loved by his wife whose heart is with him and who will miss him dearly and for always.

An evening vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The funeral will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

A memorial account has been set up in his name at First Northern Bank in Winters.

Smith's Colonial Chapel assisted with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 9, 2002.)

HERNANDEZ

Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez died at his Woodland residence on Jan. 12, 2006. A Yolo County resident for 20 years, he was 62.

A graveside service begins at noon Wednesday at the Davis Cemetery.

Born April 4, 1943, in Durango, Mexico, he held a master’s degree in psychology and spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force working in communication and special forces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and Pastor Hernandez.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Mary Hernandez of Woodland; his daughter, Rhonda Kormanian of Hartford, Conn.; and a son, Craig Hernandez of Lander, Wyo.

He is further survived by his sisters, Lucila Hernandez of Woodland, Josefine Velez of Santa Barbara, Imelda Villalpando of Davis, Zenaida Razo of Pismo Beach and Delia Nevarez of Davis; a brother, Jess A. Hernandez of Davis; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 15, 2006.)

HERNANDEZ

Juanita Vella Hernandez

Juanita Vella Hernandez died in San Bernardino Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at age 69.

Born April 12, 1934, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. Hernandez had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. She was a farm labor foreman for 25 years.

Survivors include her sons, Ernest Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Texas, John Hernandez and wife Carla of Woodland, George Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Texas and Ray Hernandez and wife Lisa of Woodland; daughters, Mary Rodriguez of San Bernardino, Helean Ortiz and Terry Hernandez, both of Sacramento; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Hernandez; daughter, Norma Hernandez; and son, Joe Hernandez.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, January 19, 2004.)

HERNANDEZ

Korra Jean Meyers & Jesika Rose Hernandez

Two funeral services are planned for Annemarie ''Annie'' Hernandez and her two children, Korra Jean Meyers and Jesika Rose Hernandez, whose bodies were discovered last week in the Sacramento River. All three were last seen on Nov. 2, 1999.

Annemarie was 34, Korra was 5 and Jesika was 2.

Annemarie was born in Woodland on Nov. 20, 1965. She was raised in Dixon where she attended local elementary schools and Maine Prairie High School. She married her longtime companion, Armando Hernandez, in Reno in January 1998. The couple lived in Galt.

Korra was born June 5, 1994, in Sacramento and Jesika was born July 20, 1997, in Vacaville.

They are survived by Annemarie's husband, Armando Hernandez; her two sons, Anthonie Boles and Daniel Hernandez of Dixon; her mother and stepfather, Jeanne and Bill Peterson of Dixon; two sisters, Denise Gaskins of Sacramento and Karyn Peterson of Brentwood, Tenn.; three brothers, John Thomas of Washington, Philip Bauman of Sacramento and Stephen Peterson of Dixon; grandparents, Loretta Boles of Red Bluff, Pearl and Bill Schellhorn of Davis and Leander ``Pete'' Peterson of Lucerne.

Additionally, Korra Meyers is survived by her father, Michael Meyers of Wisconsin; grandparents, Jesus and Petra Hernandez of Galt and Jackie Meyers of Wisconsin.

Annemarie was preceded in death by her father, Richard Joseph Schellhorn; and grandparents, Kenneth Richard Boles, Richard Bauman and Dora Jean Peterson.

One funeral service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chabolla Center, 630 Chabolla in Galt and another will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Dixon Community Church, 955 E. A St. in Dixon.

The committal service will be Monday at the Dixon Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Galt Funeral Home, 702 B St., Galt.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Northern California Unit, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477 or to Cyndi Search for Missing Adults, 22551 Third St., P.O. Box 315, Clements, CA 95227.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 28, 2000.)

HERNANDEZ

Manuel Salazar Hernandez

Manuel Salazar Hernandez of Knights Landing died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at age 91.

Born May 20, 1911, in Iola, Kansas, Mr. Hernandez had been a Yolo County resident for 61 years. He served in World War II as Signalman First Class aboard the cruiser USS Oakland. He married Ernestine Estrada on Feb. 14, 1945 and worked for Dan Best Farms until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ernestine (Estrada) Hernandez; children, Gilbert Hernandez of Woodland, and Anna Dinwiddie of Sacramento; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, John Hernandez in 1968 and his son, Michael Hernandez in 1964.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Paul's Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A rosary is scheduled to be recited from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2002, at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Knights Landing.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 30, 2003.)

HERNANDEZ

Ramon Hernandez

Ramon Hernandez died in Davis Monday, July 7, 2003, at age 104.

Born Aug. 31, 1898, in Altata, Sinalda, Mexico, Mr. Hernandez had been a Yolo County resident for 76 years. He was employed by River Farms, Max Yoledo, Paul Eppler and Tom Barrios until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Frances Hernandez; son, Alex Hernandez and wife Ampara of Woodland; daughters, Chris Hernandez of Fairfield, Phyllis Huerta and husband Richard of Woodland, Dolores Ledesma and husband Bob of Capitola; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services: A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today Wednesday, July 9, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. Woodland. A funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Holy Rosary Church, Woodland, with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 9, 2003.)

HERNANDEZ

Serafín Torres Hernandez

Serafín Torres passed away in Winters on Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the age of 21 years old. Serafín was born on February 2, 1978, in Michoacan, Mexico, to Alfredo and Marina Torres. He was raised in Mexico. He became a resident of Winters five years ago, and graduated from Winters High School in 1998. He was a student at Yuba College in Woodland.

Serafín was very dedicated to his family and to his church. He was one of the first men in the Spanish Choir at St. Anthony Catholic Church. His goal was to become a catholic priest. In addition to the choir, he was involved in performing in plays, produced by the choir members, some of which he wrote and performed in himself. Serafín's other love was soccer. He was a fanatic of the Mexican Soccer Team, "El America." Serafín is survived by his parents, Alfredo and Marina Torres of Winters; his brothers, Jose Torres and wife Maria, Ramiro Torres and wife Sandra, Ernesto Torres, Lalo Torres and Hugo Torres; his sisters, Yoland Ibarra and husband Gabriel, and Rosa Ochoa and husband Lorenzo. Serafín is also survived by his great-grandmother, Luisa Hernandez; his maternal grandmother, Guadalupe Ochoa, and paternal grandfather, Jose Torres, three nephews and eight nieces, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The evening vigil service was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 26, at St. Anthony Catholic church, Third and Main streets in Winters. The funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith's Colonel Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 29, 1999.)

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Aurora Hernandez-Segura

Aurora Hernandez-Segura died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at age 93.

Born Oct. 14, 1909, in El Oro, Mexico, Mrs. Segura had been a Yolo County resident for 21 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Esther Levario of Woodland; granddaughters, Aurora and Isabel Levario, also both of Woodland; one niece; one nephew, both of El Paso, Texas; numerous great-nieces; and nephews, in Texas and Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; one brother; and son-in-law, Antonio Levario.

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

Services: A rosary is scheduled to be recited at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled to be said at noon, Friday, March 14, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, with a burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 13, 2003.)

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Charles William Herr

Charles William Herr died in Woodland Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at age 85.

Born Jan. 18, 1918, in LaFayette, Ohio, Mr. Herr had been a resident of Knights Landing and Sutter County for 49 years. He served with the U.S. Army as a gunner during World War II. He worked as a licensed A&E mechanic in Yolo and Sutter counties and was a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilot Association, Experimental Aircraft Association and National Rifle Association. He was also a member of Gideons International and active in Gideon Bible Program.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Anna Mae (Sutterlin) Herr of Knights Landing; daughter, Annette Herr of Sacramento; sons, David William Herr and wife Sharon of Patterson, Paul Charles Herr and wife Christine of Pasco, Wash., and Jonathon Lee Herr and wife Mary Beth of Woodland; brothers, John, Wally and David Herr; sisters, Betty Herr, Gertrude Kraus and Margaret Kuglin; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Scott and Gertrude E. (Ball) Herr; and sister, Bernice Hensley.

The family requests memorials be directed to Gideons International, P.O. Box 773, Woodland, 95776. Arrangements are under the direction Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2003, at First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland, with Pastor Mel Beals, officiating. No visitation prior to service. Private interment will be in Veteran's Section, Woodland Cemetery.

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

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Jessie M. Herrera

Jessie M. Herrera of West Sacramento died Tuesday, Nov. 8 at age 86.

Mrs. Herrera was born Sept. 15, 1919 in Tucson, Ariz. She had been a West Sacramento resident for 42 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Herrera's children, Margaret, Marina, Pauline, Paul, Barbara, Ester and Anthoney; her stepsons, Leonard and Richard; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard.

Services: Private entombment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento. Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 12, 2005.)

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Helen Hess

Helen Hess died at Palm Gardens in Woodland on Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at age 90.

Born Oct. 3, 1912, in Morton County, N.D., Mrs. Hess had been a Yolo County resident for 63 years. She was employed by Woolworth for 20 years as a clerk. She was a member of Esparto Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and former member of the American Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her son, Charles A. Hess of Woodland; daughter, Suellen Earnest and husband Bill Olympia of Washington; grandchildren, Jeffrey A. McAfee of Sacramento and Brent C. McAfee of Cummings, Ga., Patti Steban of Olympia, Wash., and Theresa Hirsh of Puyallup, Wash.; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Walton, Jenny Vannucci and Easter Eaton, all of Woodland; and brother, Herb Herrmann of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Hess on July 22, 1998.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at American Lutheran Church, Woodland.

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

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Sylvia Hess

Sylvia Hess, resident of Woodland for nearly 30 years died peacefully at her home on her 84th birthday, Tuesday, Jan. 21. She was born and raised in Tacoma, Wash. and attended college in Pullman at Washington State University. She was an active member of Chi Omega Sorority. Upon leaving school in 1940, she married and lived for many years in Nanches and then Quincy, Wash. on an apple ranch with her husband, Willard, who preceded her in death in 1975. After moving to Woodland, she worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at UC Davis Student Health Center until her retirement in 1991 at age 73.

In addition to her work with students at UCD, she enjoyed oil painting as well as camping, time at the ocean and trips to Hawaii with her family. Immediately upon retirement, she became trained as a volunteer with the Woodland Literacy Council, providing adults from Yolo County an opportunity to learn to read. In 1993, she received recognition from the Literacy Council as "Tutor of the Year." She helped many over the following 8 years until she again retired to play golf on a nearly daily basis with her companion of many years, John "Red" Hayes, who preceded her in death this year.

Mrs. Hess's son, Dan preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Walden of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter-in-law, Betty Hess-Pierce of Davis; a grandson, Scott Hess of Miami; four granddaughters, Kristin Hughes of Alburquerque, Lisa Walden of San Diego, Tonya weaver of Minneapolis and Tiffany Dodge of Los Gatos. She was a great-grandmother of seven ranging in age from six months to eight years. A quiet and very caring person, she will be missed by family and the many friends she touched.

A memorial service will be conducted at St. John's Retirement Village Chapel, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland on Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland Public Library, Literacy Services, 250 First St., Woodland, 95695.

[A photograph of Mrs. Hess is included with this obituary.]

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 23, 2003.)

HESS

Thomas R. Hess

Thomas R. Hess was surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends when he died April 3, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Born June 30, 1943, in Susanville, he was 57.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1969, then was employed by Pacific International Rice Mills for nearly 26 years.

He was an avid bass fisherman and loved to spend time in the Downieville area with his longtime friends, camping and four-wheeling with Big Steve, and watching professional wrestling with his grandson, Tanner.

He is survived by his love of 25 years, his wife Donna Hess; two daughters, Pam Burnsed of Woodland and Angel Martin and her husband Ed of Atrium, Fla.; a son, Tom Hess Jr. and his wife Tina of Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren, Tanner Burnsed of Woodland, Amanda Armstrong of Texas, Krystal Armstrong of Atrium, and Clara and Kenny Hess of Eugene; a sister, Pat Mitchell and her husband Laverne of Marysville; a brother, John Hess of Reno; beloved Godchildren, Christina, Sarah and Chase; and cherished friends Tina and her husband Richard, Sandy and her husband Jesse, Anissa and Cathy.

He also is survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Delia Hess; a son, Jeff Burnsed; and a grandson, Cody Armstrong.

Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary's Chapel in Woodland. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Monument Hill Cemetery in Woodland, followed by a gathering for all friends and family at Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St. in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, April 8, 2001.)

HEWITT

Paul Silas Hewitt

Paul Silas Hewitt died in Sacramento on Feb. 13, 2006. He was 84.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland. The Rev. Doug Zack of the New Testament Church will officiate.

Born in Blair, Neb., on Oct. 14, 1921, to Isaiah and Ida (Taylor) Hewitt, he moved to Madera when he was 20 and moved to Woodland in 1951. He worked for UC Davis and Hewitt and Pedroia Inc. and was employed in construction for a total of 44 years. He was a lifetime member of the New Testament Church in Woodland.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bernice Hewitt of Rancho Cordova; daughter, Jane Hanson and her husband Walt of Rancho Cordova; son, Paul Hewitt and his wife Carla of Woodland; sister, Rachel Hewitt of Rancho Cordova; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild (sic).

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 15, 2006.)

HEWITT

Susan Louise Hewitt

Susan Louise Hewitt died at Sutter Roseville Hospital Monday, March 31, 2003, at age 87.

Born Oct. 5, 1915, in Lindsay, Mrs. Hewitt was married to Asa Hewitt in 1936. She was a homemaker. She was involved with Cub Scouts, and Brownie Scouts.

Survivors include her son, Richard Hewitt and wife Shelby of Ennis, Mont.; daughter, Cindy Hain-Giese and husband Ron of Woodland; grandsons, Brian Hewitt and wife Laurie of Suquamish, Wash., Greg Hain of Davis and Jon Hain and wife Lisa of Woodland; great-grandchildren, Calvin and Claire Hewitt; and niece, Leslie Ann Murray and husband Brian of Manila, Philippines.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2300 Edison Ave., Sacramento, 95821.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hewitt, no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 03, 2003.)

HEYDEN

Eleonore K. Heyden

Eleonore K. Heyden, former resident of Davis, died May 11, 2004, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lyle Mills of Woodland, with whom she had been living. She was 95 years old.

She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 25, 1908, to Gustav and Marie Kistner. She moved to Southern California in 1941 where she and her husband raised their family.

She was very active with volunteer work in her church. She remained involved after her move to Davis in 1982, where she became a devoted member of Our Faith Lutheran Church, by helping with the Sunday bulletins and phone calling. She continued helping with the church bulletins until one month before her death.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Walter Heyden, on Sept. 21, 1983.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Mills and her husband Lyle of Woodland; and son, Walter Heyden and his wife Gail of Southern California. She enjoyed many special and happy moments with her six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

A funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Interment will follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

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

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