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Patricia Theresa Hiatt

Patricia Theresa Hiatt died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at age 77.

Born May 1, 1926, in Oakland, Mrs. Hiatt had been a Yolo County resident for two years. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanette Lough and husband Dean of Riverside and Theresa Downer and husband Richard of South Lake Tahoe; son, Tom Hiatt and wife Janis of Truckee; grandsons, Andrew and Ethan Lough and Nicolas Downer; sister, Margaret Sullivan of Lafayette; and brother, Jim Lindsay of Niceville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Hiatt.

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

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Knights Landing. Burial will be at Knights Landing Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 14, 2003.)


Gene M. Hickey Jr.

Gene M. Hickey Jr. died in his home in Juneau, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at age 68.

Mr. Hickey was born April 6, 1934, in Dunsmuir. Mr. Hickey grew up in Dunsmuir and Woodland and graduated from Woodland High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957, stationed in Presque Isle, Maine. He returned to California, living in Marysville from 1957 to 1959.

Mr. Hickey graduated from Yuba College and then lived in Chico from 1959 to 1965. He graduated from Chico State College and worked for Chico schools as a teacher and counselor.

In 1965, Mr. Hickey went to Bangkok, Thailand, as director of student activities at the International School of Bangkok until 1967.

From 1968 to 1975, he lived in Yuba City and worked for the Yuba City Unified School District as a guidance counselor then vice principal of Yuba City High School. He later became principal of Wilson Continuation School.

Mr. Hickey moved to Woodland in 1975, where he worked for Yuba Community College as director of the Woodland Center.

In 1978, he moved to Alaska, where he was dean of admissions and records and director of student services at the University of Alaska, Juneau, retiring in 1989.

He then flew for Channel Flying as a commercial bush pilot until retiring in 1998. He continued flying his personal aircraft with family and friends and enjoyed sharing the beauty of Alaska.

Mr. Hickey is survived by his wife, Judy Hickey, and beloved dogs, "Moose" and "Bandit" of Juneau.

He is also survived by his children, Susan Kauk of Yuba City, Gene Hickey III of Meridian and Mike Hickey of Sutter; step-children, Tom Lopez of Winters and Julie Oppenheimer of Calabasas; grandchildren, Jason and Kevin Kauk, Nicole Hickey, Andy, Sam and Gabriel Hickey, Kristina Lopez, Matt Milliron and wife, Stacey, and Peer Marie Oppenheimer.

He is also survived by his sister, Mary Rigby of Auburn; brother, Richard Kemp of Sacramento; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Mount Shasta Memorial Park and Cemetery in Mt. Shasta.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 09, 2002.)


Chris Jenson Hickcox

Chris Hickcox passed away suddenly at Kaiser's Santa Teresa Hospital in San Jose on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the age of 75. He was born Feb. 17, 1929 in Etiwanda to Alvin G. and Ida H. Hickcox. He had been a resident of Yolo County since 1975.

After graduation from El Centro High School, he joined the U.S. military. Mr. Hickcox was honorably discharged from the United States Army after completion of four years of service. Two years of his military career were spent in the Panama Canal Zone. Returning to California, he worked with the Sheriff's Department in Southern California for over 25 years. During this time he was the first Chief Criminal Investigator for El Centro's Sheriff's Department. He implemented many new and innovative investigative techniques that are still in use today. During this time, he continued his education, earning a Master's degree in Law from LaSalle University and retired from the department in 1974.

Relocating to Yolo County, Chris went to work as an accountant for PIRMI, and during this time he met his soon-to-be wife, Joanne Griffis. He retired from the company after 16 years of employment. As a "gentleman rancher," he raised registered mules that were bred from Appaloosa mares. Chris "hand trained" the mules for the purpose of packing. Dozens of these "specially bred and trained" mules were purchased for packing areas such as the Grand Canyon. This was Chris' "Dream Job" and a source of great satisfaction for many years until his health no longer permitted him to continue training these special animals.

Mr. Hickcox was the Past President of the Sheriff's Association, a member of the Elks Lodge, where he held many offices and went "through all the Chairs" eventually to serve as President. An avid volunteer, he was active with the Adopt-A-Highway program since the 1980s. Chris was responsible for the planting of native California oak trees on the Woodland and Yolo exits from I-5, and in 1997, was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Governor of California. As a volunteer for KCRA television, he joined the Weather Watch Team and reported twice daily to the station up until the time of his passing; he was known affectionately as "Mr. Yolo" in this area.

Chris loved golf and considered it his most cherished pastime. A consistent tournament player, he felt his greatest triumph was winning the XXII Annual Invitation Cotton Golf Tournament at Mexicali, Mexico in 1975. The next step up was to turn pro, but he felt it was "better to be a big and smart fish in a little pond rather then a small 'pro' little fish in a big pond." Fishing with his good buddy, Joe Muller, he always kept the freezer stocked with the catch of the day. Their camaraderie was very special to Chris. Having a green thumb was one of Chris' gifts, and as an avid gardener, his motto was "1/3 for family, 1/3 for my friends and 1/3 for the bugs." He grew and maintained up to 4 1/2 acres of organic asparagus at one time.

Mr. Hickcox is survived by his wife Joanne Nelson Hickcox of Woodland, sons Kent Griffis of Knights Landing and Scott Griffis and his wife Wendy of Woodland, and his daughters Susan Griffis of Woodland and Cindy Gello of Maryland. Grandchildren Amanda Griffis of Knights Landing, Jamie Hartford of Woodland, and Geary Ness of Wellington, Nev., and one great-grandchild Geary Ness Jr. of Wellington, Nev. also survive as does his brother, Lyle Hickcox. He is predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Alvin Hickcox Jr., missing in action in World War II and Roy Hickcox.

A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Pastor Elmer Prout will officiate. Private interment for family members only will be scheduled at a later date.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 28, 2004.)


David Lloyd Hicks

David Lloyd Hicks died May 29, 2005, at Cottonwood Healthcare Center in Woodland. He was 69.

He was born March 18, 1936, in Berry, Ky., to Curtis and Mabel (Maddox) Hicks.

At age 17, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War from 1953-57. Following his military service, he spent 35 years in the automotive industry, a mechanic for Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

He lived in Yolo County for the past 35 years and was active in the citizens band radio circles.

Survivors include daughters Rhonda Waller of Hermitage, Tenn., Victoria Freeman of Vacaville and Teressa Hicks of Dixon; one sister, Anna Hicks of Ohio; one brother, Joseph Hicks of Kentucky; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Miller.

A gathering of family and friends will be scheduled at a later date, but, out of respect for his request, no other services will be scheduled.

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

Assisting the family is Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday June 6, 2005.)


Lloyd Franklin Hicks

Lloyd Franklin Hicks passed away at his home in Winters on Dec. 24, 2000. He was born in Hadden, Kansas, on Dec. 8, 1913. He moved to Winters in 1952.

He was a carpenter who loved to build houses and was a member of the Carpenter's Union, Local 180. He worked for E. B. Standish for 30 years. After his retirement in 1976, he worked for Tortosa's Century 21.

Mr. Hicks is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Rose Anna Hicks, his children Margie Topacio of San Diego, David Hicks of Oroville, Robert Hicks of Oroville, Wayne Hicks of Winters, Steve Hicks of Winters and Kathy Brite of Stoneyford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tony, Robert, Elaine and James Topacio, Bobby Hicks, Johnny and Sylvia Macias, Leanne and James Hicks, Corianne, David Jr. and James Tunstall, Crystall Bruhn and Rashell Payne and 12 great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 28, 2000.)


Mary E. Hicks

Mary E. Hicks died in her sleep in Davis, on March 12, 2001. Born Aug. 15, 1909 to William and Ada Edwards in North Carolina, she was 91.

After graduating from high school, she went to Washington, D.C., where she met and later married William J. Hicks in 1931. After residing there for eight years she and her husband moved to Passaic, N.J. for a brief time before a job transfer took them to N.Y. They both finally moved to El Monte in 1942, where she faithfully worked for Benson's Donuts in Alhambra, for 10 years. Retirement brought them to Davis in 1987, where she remained until she died.

She a loving mother and devoted wife, always putting the needs of her four children before her own.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Allen Edwards, and sister, Antha Barber.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, William J. Hicks of Davis, and four children, William R. Hicks of West Covina; Dr. John A. Hicks and wife, Susan, of Davis; Joan Weeks and husband, Don, of Escondido; and Mary Driggs and husband, Wayne, of Columbia. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Allen D. Hicks, Michael S. Hicks, Deborah E. Hicks, Jeffery Hicks, Deanna Pruitt, Kathy Hicks, Jennifer Hicks, David Weeks, Dara Weeks and numerous nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, no services will be held at this time. Remembrances in her name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 14, 2001.)


Minnie J. Hicks

Minnie Jessie Hicks died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2001, in her Winters residence, at the age of 86. She was born in Romia, Okla., on March 26, 1915, to the late Thomas and Ollie Lewis.

She is survived by her children, Joy Mills of Winters, Billy Hicks of Davis, Ellen Rutledge and husband Bob of Dixon, and Esther Brewer and husband Dale of Winters; and grandchildren and their spouses, Pam and Ray Gilliam, Debra and Craig Walker, Lisha and Howard Shaw, Barbara and Nick Stacey, Rich and Cindy Rutledge, and Brenda McFadden. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Russell Hicks, on July 8, 2001.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, 7 Main St., Winters, CA 95694.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 26, 2001.)


Rose Anna Hicks

Rose Anna Hicks passed away Feb. 13, 2005 at Sierra Health Care Center in Davis from complications due to pneumonia. While there, she was surrounded by family and loved ones.

Rose was born on Dec. 10, 1916 in Jamestown, Kansas. In her youth, she worked as a practical nurse and eventually came to California where she married Lloyd Franklin Hicks in Dixon on Aug. 26, 1939. She and "Frank" raised a family of six children and lived in the Vacaville-Winters area for many years before moving to Winters in 1953.

Rose is survived by her children: Margie Topacio, of San Diego, David Hicks, of Oroville, Robert Hicks, of Oroville, Wayne Hicks, of Sacramento, Steve Hicks, of Winters and Kathy Brite, of Stonyford; many grandchildren: Tony, Robert, Elena and James Topacio; Bobby Hicks; Johnny and Sylvia Macias; Leanne and James Hicks; Corianne, David Jr., and James Tunstall; Rashelle, Payne and Crystal Bruhn, and 13 great grandchildren; also by her sisters Gertrude West, of Concordia, Kansas, Margaret Brown of Pevely, Missouri, Josephine DeMaris, of South Bend, Washington and her brother, Ralph King, of Eudora, Kansas.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, also a native of Kansas, in December, 2000.

She will be missed by family and friends. She was a member of St. Anthony Parish and a service will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 511 Main Street in Winters, Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m.

Burial will be next to her late husband Frank, in the Winters Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting with the arrangements (sic).

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


Russell Hicks

Russell Hicks died July 8, 2001, in Davis. Born Sept. 7, 1916, in Pirtle, Okla., he was 84.

He was a roofer, farmer and Baptist minister.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, Jack Hicks, Wesley Jones, Mose Jones, James Jones, Annie Mae Hicks-Carr, Birdie Hicks, Julia Faye-Hicks and Rena Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Minnie J. Hicks of Winters; four children, Jay Mills of Winters, Billy Hicks of Davis, Ellen Rutledge of Dixon and Esther Brewer of Winters; two brothers, Lois Hicks of Oklahoma and Warren Hicks-Small Bear of Arizona; two sisters, Lillian Hicks-Swindell of Texas and Helen Hicks-Clymore of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation Friday at 9:30 a.m. and a funeral at 11 a.m., both at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main St., in Winters. Interment will follow at the Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July12, 2001.)


Grace "Patches" Osborn Hiddleson

Grace "Patches" Osborn Hiddleson died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Saturday, Jan. 14 at age 97.

Mrs. Hiddleson was born Sept. 22, 1908 in Baroda Camp, India to Don E. Osborn and Alma Lawson Osborn. She had been a Yolo County resident for 73 years. She completed her training at the Highland School of Nursing in Oakland in 1929 and was a registered nurse for 73 years and a water safety instructor for 72 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodland and a volunteer at the Woodland Masters Swim Team, YMCA, the Red Cross, Citizens Who Care, Community Care Car, Out of Sight!, International Toastmistresses Club, Girl Scouts of America, Yolo County Sheltered Work Shop, Wayfarer Center, Easter Seals and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include Mrs. Hiddleson's daughters, Betty Ender of Henderson, Nev., Carol Wright of Woodland and Anne Lumley of Copperopolis; her sons, Don Hiddleson of Utah and Bill Hiddleson of Pleasant Hill; her grandchildren, Dennis, Paula and David James, Julie Harrison, Mike, Steve, Daniel, Mark and Matthew Hiddleson, David and Ricky Wright, Eric and Kelly Martinez and Kevin Martinez-Nusz; her great-grandchildren, Seth, Aaron, Zachary, Nathan, Sara, Loren, Danielle and Christian James, Daniel and Samantha Harrison, Hannah, Michaela, Luke, Sierra, Alia, Sarah and Drake Hiddleson, Heather, Randy and Haven Wright, Joshua and Brooklynne Martinez. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Chester L. Hiddleson Jr. "the whistling mailman"; her parents; her brother, David Osborn; her sisters, Dorothy Sipes, Carrie Mondol and Alethia Brill and her grandson, Steven Martinez.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hiddleson's name be directed to the Woodland Recreation Foundation/Hiddleson Pool, 1100 Main St., Suite 260, Woodland, 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the United Methodist Church of Woodland, 212 Second St. with Pastor John Sublett officiating. Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hiddleson, private interment will be held at a later date. A celebration of Mrs. Hiddleson's life is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at Nelson's Grove, Woodland at a time to be determined. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 18, 2006.)


Theresia M. Hienzsch

Theresia M. Hienzsch, nee Ohlhauser passed away on Feb. 9, 2003 in Winters, at her parents home after a short illness with cancer. She was born on July 31, 1944 in Engen, Germany.

She is survived by her husband Magnus; sons Michael and Daniel and foster son Samuel Moore; parents Josef and Dorothea Ohlhauser; sister Gabriele Haskins and her husband David of Black Forest, Germany and many friends in the Winters and Lake Berryessa community.

The vigil and mass were held on Feb. 14 and 15, 2003 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters.

The family requests that instead of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 20, 2003.)


James Wayne "Jay" Hightower

James Wayne "Jay" Hightower passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. Born on Sept. 29, 1929, he was 75 years old.

Jay was drafted into the Army and served in Korea. He was also a country western musician for over 40 years, and was inducted into the Western Swing Music Hall of Fame in 1989 for his outstanding contributions to western swing music.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie Hightower, of Dixon; son and daughter-in-law David and Linda Hightower, of Winters; granddaughters Hillary Gomez and her husband, Jake, of Sparks, Nevada, and Jillian Miller and her husband, Aaron, of Winters; grandson, Seth Hightower, of Winters; great-granddaughter, Kiana Miller, of Winters, also a sister, Oma Kidwell, of Winters.

Visitation will be on Jan. 27, from 5-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. both at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, in Dixon.

Interment will follow at the Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Yolo Hospice, in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 27, 2005.)


Dorothy Emaline Hildebrand

Dorothy Emaline Hildebrand died in her Woodland home Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at age 84.

Born March 19, 1919, in Rice County, Minn., Ms. Hildebrand had been a Yolo County resident for 57 years. She came to Yolo County after the end of World War II and remained. Spent her lifetime as a homemaker and caregiver to others.

Survivors include her nephew, Jerome Hildebrandt of Stewartville, Minn.; and many great nephews; and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Emma (Baurenfeird) Hildebrandt; and brother, William Hildebrandt Jr.

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: Visitation was held Wednesday, April 9, at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Nerstrand Evangelical Cemetery, Nerstrand, Minn., with a burial to follow.

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


Spencer Gustov Hildebrand

Spencer Gustov Hildebrand died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at age 53.

Born June 26, 1950, a native of Woodland, Mr. Hildebrand was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1968. He served in the National Guard for seven years. He was the third generation owner of the family business Hildebrand Auto Electric. He was a member of the Elks and Carlton Club.

Survivors include his daughters, Ellen Hildebrand of Oakland, Alex and Erin Hildebrand, both of Woodland; parents, Mary Margaret and Gus Hildebrand; sisters, Wendy, Paula and Christine Hildebrand, also all of Woodland; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brother, Scott Hildebrand.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 29, 2003.)


Audrey Margaret Hill

Audrey Margaret Hill, 70, of Yuba City, died Sunday, July 28, 2002 in Yuba City after an accident.

Born in Shanghai, China, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident since 1968. Ms. Hill was a homemaker and an active member of many organizations including the Young ladies Institute of Yuba City, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court in Marysville, the Deanery of the Diocese of Sacramento, the Italian Catholic Federation of Yuba-Sutter, the Ladies of the Moose in Yuba City, the Town and Country Ladies in Yuba County, the Sutter County 4-H and the PTA.

Ms. Hill loved to garden, knit, crochet, sew and craft, but her specialty was her animals. She raised sheep, chickens, and rabbits for sale and also had extra money growing and selling cherries and walnuts.

MS. Hill is survived by two sons, John Hill of Woodland and Michael Hill of Hayward; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Robert and Caroline and one great grandchild, Kolby. One of 16 children, Ms. Hill is survived by seven brothers and three sisters.

Contributions may be made to the Maryknoll Fathers, 2300 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA, 94024.

Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. following visitation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at the church. Burial will be in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 04, 2002. A photograph of Ms. Hill is included with this obituary.)


Christopher Ryan Hill

Christopher Ryan Hill, formerly of Davis, died on June 18, 2005, in an automobile accident in Tehachapi. He was 28.

A celebration of his life will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Meridian Vineyards, 7000 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles.

He was born July 24, 1976, and graduated from Davis High School in 1994. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before starting a business in that town. Last September he married Karen Graham Hoppe of Los Osos and they moved the business to Tehachapi in January.

He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him, his family says.

He is survived by his loving and devoted family: his wife, Karen Hill; his parents, Jim and Caren Hill of Davis; his brother and sister-in-law, Brennan and Eve Hill, nephew Carter and niece Gracie of Bakersfield; parents-in-law Mark and Penny Hoppe of Cayucos; brothers-in-law Doug Hoppe and Peter Hoppe; grandparents Joe and Lois Sabaloni of Bakersfield; aunts and uncles, Steve and Sue Sabaloni, of Bakersfield, Patti and Hal Moore of San Jose and Janine and Ray Hasey of Yuba City; and nine cousins.

He was a devoted friend to countless others, and will be greatly missed by all, his family says.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, June 21, 2005.)


Clara Maud Hill (d. 9.21.1878)

HILL - Near Winters, September 21st, 1878, Clara Maud, oldest daughter of Mr. H.A. and Mrs. M.J. Hill, aged about three years.

(The Winters Advocate, September 28, 1878. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer, jch.)


Fredric W. Hill

A memorial service is pending for Fredric W. Hill, 85, a UC Davis professor for 30 years and the first chairman of the campus' highly regarded nutrition department.

He was found dead Nov. 29, 2003, near Davis after having been missing for six days.

Professor Hill was a pioneer in the field of nutrition, one of the first to study the interaction of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids as energy sources in the body. He studied comparative nutrition, researching how different animal species utilize the major dietary components as energy sources.

Hill's initial research focused on the nutritional requirements of poultry, including pioneering work on food composition as it relates to poultry production and growth. He also served as editor of the Journal of Nutrition, the official journal of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

"Professor Hill's vision for the nutrition department was based on building bridges between nutrition and medicine for the improvement of human health," said nutrition Professor Andy Clifford, Hill's colleague and longtime friend.

Hill was dedicated to making food more nutritious and was keenly interested in using his research to alleviate world hunger, telling United Press International in 1981, "The simple answer is yes, the world has the capacity to feed itself, but it does not currently use that capacity very effectively. ... We can certainly be helpful in creating the research approach and the informational base."

Hill toured Southeast Asia, India and Bangladesh, and served as a scientific adviser to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As associate dean for research and international programs at UC Davis in the late 1970s, Hill oversaw a $15 million program to improve farming techniques in more than 600 miles of the Nile River Delta in Egypt. Hill negotiated the agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Hill was also dedicated to teaching, starting one of the first general nutrition curricula in the country and founding the Nutrition 10 course at UC Davis, where he often had more than 700 students packed into his classes. Nutrition 10, an entry-level nutrition course at UC Davis, remains one of the most popular nutrition classes in the nation.

"He was a great teacher, mentor, colleague and friend who will be missed," said nutrition professor Robert Rucker. "Fred Hill was a capable administrator and excellent communicator. His strength was his ability to articulate the science of nutrition in the context of human medicine. His early efforts and leadership provided a base from which the UC Davis nutrition department evolved to become one of the best in the nation."

A native of Pennsylvania, Hill held a bachelor's degree in poultry science and master's degree in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in animal nutrition from Cornell University. In 1983, he was honored by Penn State as an alumni fellow.

Hill taught animal nutrition at Cornell for 11 years before arriving at UC Davis in 1959 as a professor and chair of poultry husbandry. In 1966, Hill became professor of nutrition and the first chairman of the department. He also served as associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He retired from UC Davis in 1989.

Among his many academic honors, Hill was elected in 1984 as a fellow of the American Institute of Nutrition, now known as the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1966 and won the Poultry Science Research Prize in 1957. He was also an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the American Chemical Society.

Hill traveled extensively throughout his career and into retirement, according to his daughter, Linda Hill. She noted that he loved to travel and to keep in contact with colleagues and former students now living in various countries around the world.

He was also an avid golfer and a charter member of the El Macero Country Club near Davis.

Hill was devoted to his family and took great pride in all of their accomplishments. He is survived by Charlotte, his wife of almost 60 years; his son, James Hill and his wife Gay Yee Hill of La Canada-Flintridge; his daughter, Linda Hill of Pocatello, Idaho; and his daughter-in-law, Stephanie Coulter of Santa Cruz. He also leaves a granddaughter, Sienna Hill, and grandson, Nicholas Hill.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dana Hill, and by his brother, Edwin Hill.

The family prefers that any memorial donations be made in Fredric Hill's name to the UC Davis department of nutrition for the support of graduate students. Checks may be made payable to the UC Regents and sent to the Nutrition Department Research Endowment, c/o the Department of Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 3, 2003.)


Imogene 'Teddy' Hill

Imogene "Teddy" Hill was to be buried today alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Fairbank, Pa., she died Sept. 4, 2003, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento with her family by her side. She was 78 years old.

She had a rich heritage of interest in education, service to and a love for others throughout her life. She was featured in Neighbors Magazine in 1991 and was quoted as saying, "The four big things for me are my family and friends, the stage, teaching and real estate. Those have been the fabric of my life."

As a child of 3, she acted on the vaudeville stages of Pittsburgh, Pa. She was Little Imogene, a diminutive bundle of energy, who tried to steal the show from the likes of Cab Calloway and Dick Powell. She and her brother Aldino, also a dancer, entertained as a brother/sister act on local stages in and around the Pittsburgh area.

During World War II, she studied at Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1946. While there, she starred in a production of "Junior Miss" and was awarded a listing of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."

In 1949, she married a young West Point graduate from the Class of 1946, Steven Hilovsky. He later changed his name to Hill. She traveled with him around the world on assignments.

From 1962 to 1964 they lived in Palo Alto, where she taught elementary school in the Whisman School District in Mountain View. One of her students was Steven Jobs, founder of Apple Computer Corp. Jobs, who was in her fourth-grade class, called her "one of the saints in my life," and has credited her with being a strong influence in his success.

After their assignment in Mountain View, the Hills traveled to the island of Guam. While there, she produced and directed a production of the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie." Upon returning to California, she taught at Del Dayo Elementary School in Sacramento's San Juan Unified School District, where her daughter, Karen Hill Garman, now teaches art.

Mrs. Hill also enrolled at UC Davis. In the early 1970s, while in her 50s, she earned a master of arts degree. She also studied in India and was named a Fulbright Scholar in 1976.

In 1977, she was recognized for her many achievements and dedication to teaching by being selected by the California Teachers Association as the San Juan School District's Teacher of the Year.

More recently, she had been a real estate entrepreneur and a civic leader in North Sacramento, a community for which she had long fought, in hopes of having it achieve what she described as "its ultimate potential."

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Steven Hill, who died March 14, 1989, and her brother, Aldino Guerrieri of Mechanicsburg, Pa., who died in 2001.

She is survived by a brother, Robert Guerrieri and his wife Gloria of Lower Burrell, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Guerrieri of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Karen Hill Garman of Davis; two sons, Steven E. Hill and Richard Hill and his wife Ruby; and five grandchildren, Steven Morgan Garman, Flannery Hill, Jonas Hill, Lee Ann Hill and Virginia Hill.

Private services were to be held today at Arlington National Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 19, 2003.)


Ronald J. Hill

Ronald John Hill, 43, dies

Ronald John Hill, 43, died Sunday, April 19, 1992, at his home in Healdsburg after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Napa, California, and also received his formal education there.

Mr. Hill serviced in the U.S. Army for two years, one year of that time in Vietnam. He was employed at Mare Island as a machinist for 16 years. He had recently moved to Healdsburg where he continued his employment as a machinist.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina Marie Hill of Paso Robles; his parents, Wilbur and Vivian Hill of Winters, a brother, Robert Hill of Vallejo; and numerous relatives and friends.

Honoring his request, no services were held. He was interred in Napa next to his son, who had preceded him in death in 1975.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 30, 1992.)


Vivian M. Hill

Vivian M. Hill passed away in her home last Saturday, July 20, 2002, after a courageous battle with emphysema. She was 75 years old.

Born April 15, 1927 in Winters, she was a loving and devoted wife and mother. While her boys were young she was a cub scout leader and a den mother for approximately 10 years. More recently, she exalted as a camp host at Salt Point State Park for six years where she received numerous awards for her excellent and devoted service. She will be greatly missed by family and all who knew her.

Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wilbur (Bud) Hill of Winters, son and daughter-in-law Bob and Jan Hill, grandchildren, Gina Hadsall of Fairfield, Chad Hill of Vacaville and Tina Stare of Atascadero; great-granddaughters Terra and Tanya Hadsall of Fairfield; brothers Bud Hubert of Winters and Johnny Hubert of Guala.

She was preceded in death by her older siblings Leonard Hubert and Thelma Nichols and by her son Ron Hill.

A visitation was held Wednesday, July 24 at Smith's Colonial Chapel. Entombment will be held Thursday, July 25 at the Tolocay Cemetery in Napa at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Cancer Association at 909 12th Street, Sacramento, Ca 95843. Smith's Colonial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 25, 2002.)


William James Hill

To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of Joy for mourning.

During this Holy Christmas Season Jim Hill was called home to be with his Lord. He went with gladness of heart and great Joy. We who were blessed by the fullness of his years will surely miss him. May the Lord give us beauty for our ashes, and oil of Joy for our mourning. He and Betty walked hand and hand for 55 years.

Mr. Hill passed away on Dec. 3, 1999 at his Woodland residence. Born on Sept. 26, 1921 in Oklahoma, he was 78 years old.

Mr. Hill enjoyed fishing and he was a member of the Victory Full Gospel Church in West Sacramento.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Ruth Hill of Woodland; son, Randall W. "Smokey" Hill Sr. of Woodland; daughters, Claudia Ann Squires and her husband, Dave, of Woodland, and Billie Louise Kvamme and her husband, Douglas, of West Sacramento; favorite niece, Marie Morris of Alex, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Randall W. Hill Jr. of Southern California, Carl Miller of Sacramento, Patricia Condon of Plymouth, Craig Kvamme of Woodland, Tamara Cotham of Washington, Elizabeth Willbanks of Livermore, Joseph Feirel of Sacramento, Mathew Squires of Woodland, Jimmy Lee Cotham of Modesto, and Justin W. Shepherd stationed in Japan; 11 great-grandchildren, including John Cotham, who he adopted, and numerous other nieces and nephews in Oklahoma.

Visitation was at Kraft Bros. Chapel, on Monday, Dec. 6, from 1-5 p.m.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, in Woodland, Interment followed at the Woodland Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 9, 1999.)


James Owen Hilliard

James Owen Hilliard, a longtime resident of Davis and prominent businessman, died June 21, 2005, in Sacramento. He was 76 years old.

Friends are invited to a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Inurnment will follow in Buffalo, Wyo.

Born Dec. 4, 1928, in Torrance, he spent 35 years in Davis, 32 of them as an insurance agent with State Farm Insurance.

Hilliard attended 13 elementary schools in California and graduated from Alhambra High School in Martinez. He later served in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

He was an active member and past president of both the Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Davis. Hilliard was perhaps best known for his annual appearance as a leprechaun at the Chamber's annual Crab Feed, which coincides with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

He had all the characteristics of a leprechaun: He was short, he was round, his eyes twinkled and his smile danced. And he sported a custom-made green, gold and white leprechaun's outfit that never failed to make everyone feel Irish, at least for the night.

Hilliard also distinguished himself as a tireless advocate for parking solutions in downtown Davis, and as a board member for Explorit Science Center and a founder of the Yolo Amateur Radio Society.

Because of his civic involvement, Hilliard was often in the news. He wanted to ensure that his name was spelled correctly, so he established a tradition of bribing Davis Enterprise photographers with a quarter each time he had his picture taken.

"Just make sure you get it right," he'd say with a wink as he pressed 25 cents into the hands of a string of photographers over the years.

When he retired from State Farm in December 1993, he turned over his 6,000 policy holders - then a record number for one agent in the greater Sacramento area - to other local State Farm agents.

After his retirement, he and his wife Marge spent a decade indulging their passion - worldwide travel - and keeping up with their active brood of four sons, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marge Hilliard of Grass Valley; and four sons, John Hilliard and his wife Joanne of York, Pa.; Jeff Hilliard and his wife Patty of Rocklin; Jim Hilliard Jr. and his wife Toni of Woodland; and Mark Hilliard and his wife Ellyn of Fair Oaks.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131; the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, June 22, 2005.)


Kenneth L. Hillier

Kenneth L. Hillier died peacefully on Nov. 30, 2002, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. Born on May 10, 1916, in Hoople, N.D., to Charles W. and Minnie Hillier, he was 86.

He received his bachelor's degree from Mayville State Teachers College, Mayville, N.D., in 1940. In 1943 he married his golden-haired girl, Alouise Trana, the love of his life.

He served with honor in the 8th Army Air Force, 381st Bomb Group, in England. Capt. Hillier earned the respect of countless B-17 bomber crews whose lives depended on his accurate weather predictions over European targets. He was one of the few meteorologists to accurately forecast conditions for the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944.

After the war, he returned to school to earn his master's degree from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He taught economics for 10 years at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. The balance of his teaching career was spent at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, where he retired in 1981.

In retirement, he and Alouise enjoyed an active life pursuing their interests in travel, the outdoors, and hobbies ranging from rock hunting and jewelry making to antique clocks. He was active in Kiwanis, Good Sam, university and county retiree associations and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Known for his collection of bolo ties as well as his beaming smile and gentle sense of humor, he made friends wherever he went. He and Alouise shared a special interest in international students, and they still receive letters from former students who remember his hospitality, as well as his patience and skill as a teacher, as a treasured part of their American experience.

He and Alouise moved to Davis in November 2001. In the last five months of his life, he was surrounded by his family and tenderly cared for by the staff of the University Retirement Community Health Care Unit and Yolo Hospice. Throughout his final journey, he never lost his sweet good nature or ability to offer his signature, beaming smile.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alouise; five children, Lynn Gore of Davis; Susan Hillier of Petaluma; Ann Hillier-Toureau and her husband, Norm, of Fremont; Ruth Shinnick, and her husband, Drew, of San Francisco; and Charles Hillier, and his wife, Lisa, of Stavanger, Norway.

He is also survived by sisters Frances Hillier of San Jose; Elizabeth Dekker of Fremont; and a brother, Lloyd Hillier, of Sun City, Ariz.. He is further survived by his grandchildren Brian Gore, Jennifer Parks, Caitlin Hillier-Toureau, Heidi Hillier and Nils Hillier; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Marcel, of Hoople, N.D.

A memorial celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis. For those who wish to make memorial contributions, the family suggests Yolo Hospice, 132 E St., Suite 3e, Davis CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 9, 2002.)


Howard W. Hillis

Howard Wiley Hillis died at Sutter Davis Hospital on May 16, 2000. Born in Madison, Ind., on Oct. 7, 1911, to the late Archie and Grace Hillis, he was 88.

He was a resident of Woodland for 21 years before moving to Davis 2 1/2 years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He graduated from the University of Indiana with a B.S. degree in chemistry and worked for DuPont Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1976.

He is survived by his daughters, Melinda Hillis of San Jose and Molly Hillis of Davis, and his son, John Hillis of Davis. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Cynthia Nelson of Oakland, David Nelson of Novato, Wendy and Mathew Hillis, and Ashley, Cory and Whitney Hillis, all of Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Hillis, in 1996.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

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

McNary's Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 14, 2000.)


Carol W. Hillman

Carol White Hillman, co-founder of Antibodies Inc. of Davis, died March 12, 2002, in Davis. She was 72.

She was born on March 15, 1929, in Rochester, Minn., to dedicated teachers Leslie D. and Millie (Solum) White, who had known each other since their childhood in Mabel, Minn.

While at the University of Minnesota, she married James Hillman of Long Prairie, Minn., on May 5, 1950, and she considered 5 to be her lucky number.

She and her husband co-founded Antibodies Inc. in their garage on L Street in Davis. The business, after seven years of struggle, began to grow and then moved to its present location on County Road 95.

She was the marketing manager of the company, while simultaneously raising her children and being a Cub Scout den mother, until 1985.

As a teacher, her father organized his fellow teachers for better pay and later, while superintendent, set high standards of professionalism. Carol Hillman was a teacher, too. She spent many hours helping prisoners through the "Seven Steps to Freedom" program, and taught many prisoners to read in a black studies program.

During preparations for the legal defense of a black prison reformer, she was assaulted. From the resulting spinal damage, she eventually developed multiple sclerosis, which paralyzed her for the last 17 years of her life.

Her courage, cheerfulness and goodness has enriched many lives, her family says.

She is survived by her husband. She is also survived by five children: daughter Anne Swift of Davis, son David Hillman of Oakland, daughter Shona Hillman of Chicago, son John Hillman of San Leandro and daughter Heidi Cowan of Woodland; and by five grandchildren, Daryl Hillman of Hong Kong, Silas Hillman of San Leandro, Cornelia Hillman of Oakland, Eleanor Swift of Davis and Kezia Hillman of San Leandro.

Additionally, she is survived by step-granddaughters Linda and Dora Petushi of Chicago.

Those who were touched by her life are invited to a memorial service Monday at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Flowers may be sent to the church before the service.

Donations in her memory may be made to the James and Carol Hillman Scholarship Fund at Antibodies Inc., P.O. Box 1560, Davis CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 15, 2002.)


Juanita Hills

Juanita Hills memorial pending

Juanita "Skip" Hills, a Davis resident since 1951, died on May 16, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 79.

The longtime community activist and homemaker was born in San Bernardino and grew up in San Francisco.

She married Jack Hills in 1943 and worked at the Green's Eye Hospital in San Francisco during World War II. After the war, the couple moved to Bakersfield, Citrus Heights, then to Davis.

She was widely known as a "can do" woman, participating in a large number of community organizations. She worked for several years for Dryden's Home furnishings and the Bob Day Pharmacy.

An avid gardener and home remodeler, she nearly doubled the floor space of her Oeste Manor home and decorated the outside with roses. Many Davis residents will remember her as an enthusiastic and graceful folk and square dancer.

Hills was a "mom" to exchange student Christina Mercado, and a foster mother to Douglas Barker. Her travels abroad made many friends in Chile, Aregentina (sic), England and New Zealand.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 21, 1992.)


Margaret Mary Hilsz

Margaret Mary Hilsz died April 1, 2001, at Courtyard Health Care in Davis. Born Feb. 7, 1908, in Fortress Monroe, Va., she was 93.

She came from a military family and grew up on army bases throughout the East Coast. At age 14, she came with her family to the Presidio in San Francisco, where the family lived until moving to the city of San Francisco in 1926.

In 1933 she married William August Hilsz. She worked for General Electric Co. in San Francisco in the payroll department for more than 25 years and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in San Francisco. She came to Davis about four years ago to be near her family as her health started to fail.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971.

She is survived by her brother, Allyn Hutter and his wife Verna of Davis; two nephews, Daniel R. Hutter and his wife Deborah of Davis and Gregory Hutter of Belmont; and grandnieces and nephews, Aaron, Mark and Claire Hutter of Davis and Scott, Danielle and Nicholas Hutter of Belmont.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 3, 2001.)


Donald Ralph Hilton

Donald Ralph Hilton died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at age 68.

Born Jan. 14, 1935 in Jepperson County, Okla., Mr. Hilton has been a resident of Yolo County for 54 years. He was a 40-year employee of Syar Industries Inc., a member of Operating Engineers No. 3 for more than 50 years, and he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saratoga.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hilton of Esparto; daughters, Eva Mallinson and husband Steve of Woodville, Texas, Evelyn Sims and husband Mike of Clearlake, Eileen Pederson and husband Neils of Denmark, and Kathleen Ramirez and David Roberts of North Highlands; sons, Robert Hilton of Woodland and Ralph Hilton of Esparto; brother, James Hilton and wife Mary of Dixon; sister, Shirley Johnson of Upperlake. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Clara Hilton and his granddaughter Miriah Sims.

The family requests memorials be directed to Friends of Esparto Library, P. O. Box 787, Esparto, Calif., 95627 or to the American Cancer Society.

Services: No service is scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 12, 2003.)


Dave M. Hinds

Dave Madison Hinds of Davis died on April 19, 2002, in Davis. He was 48.

He was born on April 17, 1954, in Concord. A researcher at UC Davis' veterinary labs for 20 years, he enjoyed camping, sailing and golf. His love of life will be missed by all who shared it with him.

He is survived by his mother, Bernice Hinds, of Concord; two brothers, Munn Hinds and his wife Pat of New Orleans and Mark Hinds and his wife Mary of Concord; and sister, Sheri Rose Hinds of Tacoma, Wash.

He is also survived by nieces Rebecca, Christina, Lynda, Amanda, Jessica, Heidi and Gretchen Hinds, and Sarah Haag, Jessica Callahan and Heather Hope.

A funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, in Lafayette. For further information, call (925) 935-3311.

Donations in his memory may be sent to the Salvation Army, 330 G St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday April 26, 2002.)


Betty O'Leary Hines

Former resident dies in Modesto

On January 29, in Modesto, Betty O'Leary Hines died of lung cancer at the age of 58 after a lengthy illness.

She was born in San Diego, moving to Winters with her family in 1930, attending both grammar and high schools. For the past 20 years, she had made her home in Modesto. A memorial service was held at the First Christian Church there and her ashes were scattered at sea off Point Loma in San Diego.

She is survived by her son, William Hines III of Modesto; her mother, Olga O'Leary of French Camp; and two sisters, Genevieve Tracy of Redding and De De Foley of Coronado.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 1, 1984.)


C. Northcott Hinman

C. Northcott Hinman, retired physician and Redwood Shores resident, died suddenly at his home Nov. 7, 2001. He was 74.

Known as "Bo" to family and friends, he and his wife, Lynn, moved to the Bay Area from Cleveland in 1991 to be near their children. Born in Cleveland, he was an Eagle Scout, served as a Navy corpsman during World War II, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and did his residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

He met Lynn, a registered nurse, and married while in pre-med in Ann Arbor. He became a highly regarded surgeon who trained surgical residents and was chief of surgery at several Cleveland hospitals during his 30-year practice. He will be remembered for tireless devotion to his patients and those young doctors whom he mentored.

He was an avid tennis player and loved leading his kids on camping, fishing, skiing and diving adventures. He and Lynn enjoyed traveling and were active supporters of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Great Lakes Theater Festival and the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet. The entire family now lives in the Bay Area.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years and their children, Lisa, Craig, Jonathan and Dr. Kirk Hinman; his son-in-law, Ramon Santos, daughters-in-law, Dr. Barbara Canida and Sarah Hinman; and his grandchildren, Christopher Northcott Hinman and Jennifer Flores. Jennifer, her husband, Sam, and Bo's great grandchildren, Alyssa and Andrew, live in Davis.

A memorial service will begin at noon on Saturday on a ridge overlooking the ocean at Skylawn Memorial Park off Highways 92 at 35 on the way to Half Moon Bay. In the event of bad weather, the gathering will be in the park's Chapel of Light.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 14, 2001.)


Jose Guadalupe "Lupe" Hinojosa

Jose Guadalupe "Lupe" Hinojosa 76 passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on December 12, 1927 in Tonaya, Jalisco, Mexico, where he grew up and attended school. Mr. Hinojosa was a resident of Yolo County for the past 50 years, and was self-employed in his landscape business in Esparto for 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, West Yolo Council 10058, where he held the position of Outside Guard.

He is survived by his mother Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez of Los Angeles; daughters Bonnie Hinojosa of Woodland, and Rosa Hinojosa of West Sacramento; sons Miguel Hinojosa of Colima, Mexico, and Fernando Hinojosa of Tijuana, Mexico; sisters, Carmen Hinojosa of Modesto, Anita Hinojosa of Los Angeles, and Teresa Hinojosa of Houston, Texas; brothers Miguel Hinojosa of Woodland, Mateo Hinojosa of Nogales, Arizona, and Roberto Hinojosa of Los Angeles; grandchildren Melanie Clark of West Sacramento, Robert Clark of Arkansas, Alex Hinojosa, Felix Salazar and long time companion Vesta Smith all of Woodland. Ten great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Guadalupe Hinojosa in 1995.

A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, with a mass of Christian burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. Interment to follow at Capay Cemetery in Esparto. Reception will follow at St. Martin Church, East Grafton St., Esparto. The family request donations be made to Hinojosa Memorial fund, at Bank of the West, 186 Main Street in Woodland, Account Number 118-298819-1995, in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 24, 2004.)


Roy Yukichi Hiramatsu

Roy Yukichi Hiramatsu died at his home in Winters, on Feb. 17, 2006. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Hiramatsu was born in Winters on April 25, 1917, to Sukeichiro and Sei Hiramatsu. He lived nearly all his life on the family farm located in the Wolfskill district. He graduated from Winters High School in 1936, where he earned the honor of valedictorian, and, as a member of the tennis team, won the Northern California Mixed Doubles Championship.

In 1941, Mr. Hiramatsu entered the United States Army. He was stationed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where he served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a supply sergeant and as an instructor. He was later transferred to Camp Savage in Minnesota, where he attended Military Intelligence Language School. From there he was sent to the China-Burma-India Theater, where he led an intelligence unit that translated Japanese communications and interrogated Japanese prisoners.

For providing vital intelligence information, Mr. Hiramatsu received several commendations and was awarded a field commission of Second Lieutenant. He was a life member of the VFW Nisei Post #8985.

Mr. Hiramatsu married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Hatsumi Nishikawa, on Aug. 31, 1943 in Syracuse, Kansas. After the war, they returned to Winters to farm and to raise a family. Mr. Hiramatsu was a devoted and caring husband and father, and he took great pride and joy in his family. He was also a meticulous farmer and was known for his expert grafting and well-tended orchard. He was a member of Blue Diamond Almond Growers, the Japanese American Citizens League, the Wakayama Kenjin Kai, and the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. In his free time, he greatly enjoyed visiting with family and friends, tinkering with his farm equipment, fishing, traveling and raising birds.

Mr. Hiramatsu is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; his son Dennis, and wife Julie; his daughter Julie; his daughter-in-law, Virginia, and granddaughter, Suzanne; and many loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother Jack, and his oldest son, Ronald.

A public memorial service for Mr. Hiramatsu will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at noon, at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento. Friends and family are warmly invited to come together to honor and celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation or Yolo Hospice in Mr. Hiramatsu’s memory would be most appreciated.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 23, 2006.)


Patricia Kay Hively

Patricia Kay Hively died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at age 59.

She was a native of Vancouver, Wash. and lived in the Woodland and Robbins area the last 45 years. She was a homemaker for most of her adult life.

Mrs. Hively is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Hively of Robbins; daughter Joline Hively of Robbins; sons David L. Hively and wife Melissa of Portland, Ore., Dave B. Hively and wife Christie of Robbins, Dennis J. Hively and wife Brenda of Lomarica, and Bruce D. Hively of Robbins.

She is also survived by sisters Carol Schneider and Lila Walker of Port Orchard, Ore., brother Delmar T. Hale of Meridian, Idaho, and five grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 20, 2002)

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