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HOAGLAND

Judy Diane Hoagland

Judy Diane Hoagland died at home in Woodland Saturday, Nov. 13 at age 54.

Mrs. Hoagland was born May 30, 1949 in Kansas City, Mo. to Ernest and Sue Baldwin. She had been a Yolo County resident for 37 years. She attended Capay Grammar School in Capay and graduated from Rubidoux High School in Riverside. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Hoagland's husband, Steve, also of Woodland; her sons, Joe Raymond Baldwin and Samuel Pearson of Woodland and Darrell Pearson of Ione; her grandchildren, Aaron, Amber, Joe, Sarah, Faith, Michael B., Jonathan, Kaylee, Justin, Sebastian, Skylor and Michael; her father, Ernest Marvin Baldwin of Galsgow, Mo.; her sisters, Ernestine Aker of Cottonwood, Linda Metzger of Capay and Beatrice Warner of Woodland; her brothers, Marvin Zeltner of Woodland and Roy Baldwin of Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Harrison and her brother, William Baldwin.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hoagland's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617. Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hoagland, no services are scheduled. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. National Cremation Service of Fair Oaks is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 23, 2004.)

HOBBS

Hamp Hobbs

Hamp Hobbs died in his home in Woodland on Friday, May 13, 2005 at the age of 80. He was born March 1, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Hamp Hobbs and Cora (Adams) Hobbs. He was a resident of Woodland for 64 years, with 35 years self-employed as a heavy equipment operator. Hamp Hobbs also served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Hanneman) Hobbs of 60 1/2 years, daughters, Linda Clifford and husband Gary, Sandra Crutcher, Susan Adams Gersalia and husband Ben. His grandchildren include Sean Crutcher, Ryan Clifford and James Adams of Woodland; Stacie (Crutcher) Smith and husband Jeromy of Vacaville; Joshua Adams and wife Lydia of Michigan; Andrea Adams of Arcata; and Jonathan Adams of Davis. Nieces include Beverly Hesseltine of Woodland; Edith Hemrich of Texas; Shirley Cook of Woodland; and Donna Dean McBride of Nevada. Nephews include Albert Roach Jr. of Paradise and Charlie Walton of Texas. Cousins include Herman Fairchild and Emma Edwards of Texas and other numerous cousins. His sister is Verna Yarberry of Nevada.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hamp and Cora Hobbs and his sisters Josephine Walton and Florine Kirby of Texas.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In his younger years he was an avid fisherman, hunter, dancer and vivid storyteller.

Respecting the wishes of Hamp, private graveside services for family only will be held. Interment will be at Mary's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 25, 2005.)

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Hamp Hobbs (2nd of 2 obits.)

Hamp Hobbs died in his home in Woodland Friday, May 13 at age 80.

Mr. Hobbs was born March 1, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Hamp Hobbs and Cora (Adams) Hobbs. He was a resident of Woodland for 64 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator for 35 years.

Survivors include Mr. Hobbs' wife of 60 1/2 years, Evelyn (Hanneman) Hobbs; his daughters, Linda Clifford and her husband Gary, Sandra Crutcher, Susan Adams Gersalia and her husband Ben; his grandchildren, Sean Crutcher, Ryan Clifford and James Adams of Woodland, Stacie (Crutcher) Smith and her husband Jeromy of Vacaville, Joshua Adams and his wife Lydia of Michigan, Andrea Adams of Arcata and Jonathan Adams of Davis; his sister; Verna Yarberry of Nevada; his nieces, Beverly Hesseltine of Woodland, Edith Hemrich of Texas, Shirley Cook of Woodland and Donna Dean McBride of Nevada; his nephews, Albert Roach Jr. of Paradise and Charlie Walton of Texas; his cousins, Herman Fairchild and Emma Edwards of Texas and other numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamp and Cora Hobbs and his sisters, Josephine Walton and Florine Kirby of Texas.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hobbs, private graveside services for family only will be held. Interment will be at Mary's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 26, 2005.)

HOBBS

Janie Louise Hobbs (1st of 2 obituaries)

Louise Hobbs of Woodland went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 27.

Her birthplace was Charlotte, N.C. where she lived until moving to Woodland in 1994, with her husband, to be close to family.

After graduating from high school she attended Kings Business College and went on to work for Efferd's Department Store. She met and married her late husband, Sam in 1931. Most of their married life they worked together in the fuel oil business, from which they retired.

She was a diligent worker and dedicated to whatever task she felt responsible for, especially family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the delight and joy of her life. Mom's creativity was evident throughout her home in decorating and wonderful Southern cooking. She took great pride in her bookkeeping skills, which were used in their business.

Louise was active in her church, Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte, serving in varying capacities with Women's Society of Christian Service and Annie Cordell Sunday School.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Calvert and her husband Bill of Woodland; granddaughter, Dru Ross and husband Bob of Woodland; grandson, Jason Calvert and wife Shannon of Eugene, Ore. And, six great-granddaughters: Hope, Brooke and Lily Ross; Cassidy, Emma and Ellie Calvert. She has one surviving brother, J.S. Stegall and several nieces and nephews of Charlotte, N.C.

A viewing will be held at McNary's Chapel on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Monument Hill at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 29, 2005.)

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Janie Louise Hobbs (2nd of 2 obits.)

Janie Louise Hobbs of Woodland died Monday, June 27.

Mrs. Hobbs was born Aug. 26, 1909 in Charlotte, N.C. She had been a Yolo Country resident for 11 years. After graduating from high school she attended Kings Business College and went on to work for Efferd's Department Store. She and her husband, Sam, worked together in the fuel oil business, from which they retired. She was a bookkeeper. In addition she was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., serving in varying capacities with Women's Society of Christian Service and Annie Cordell Sunday School.

Survivors include Mrs. Hobbs' daughter, Judy Calvert and her husband Bill of Woodland; her granddaughter, Dru Ross and her husband Bob of Woodland; her grandson, Jason Calvert and his wife Shannon of Eugene, Ore.; her great-granddaughters, Hope, Brooke and Lily Ross; Cassidy, Emma and Ellie Calvert; her brother, J.S. Stegall and several nieces and nephews of Charlotte, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hobbs' name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617-1014 or Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 506 Cottonwood, Woodland, 95695.

Services: Viewing is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2 at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 30, 2005.)

HOBBS

Samuel Martin Hobbs

Samuel Martin Hobbs died in Woodland on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at age 95.

Born July 12, 1908, in Lenoir City, Tenn., Mr. Hobbs had been a Yolo County resident for nine years. He worked about 50 years in the fuel oil business in Charlotte, N.C. where he and his wife lived prior to moving to California to be close to family. He was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Survivors include his wife Louise Hobbs of Woodland; daughter, Judy Calvert and husband Bill; granddaughter, Dru Ross and husband Bob, also all of Woodland; grandson, Jason Calvert and wife Shannon of Eugene, Ore.; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services: Visitation was held Sept. 2, at McNary's Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Calvary Baptist Church, Woodland. A burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 4, 2003.)

HOCKING

Laurel Ann "Lorre" Hocking

Laurel "Lorre" Ann Hocking of Sacramento died at Lake Tahoe on Sunday, Dec. 4 at age 45.

Mrs. Hocking was born July 19, 1960 in Long Beach. She had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She graduated from Jordan High School in Los Angeles and was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Hocking husband of five years, Steven Hocking of Sacramento; her daughter, Kiley Baker of Woodland; her son, Ryan Smith of Sacramento; her grandchildren, Kayden Smith, Justin Baker and Tristen Baker; and her sisters, Theresa Mc Gillbery of Sacramento and Virginia Marquez of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Phyllis Hildebrand.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hocking name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento. A reception will follow the service at Metro Marina in Sacramento. Cremains will be returned to the family. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 10, 2005.)

HODGE

Argie Bell Sparks Hodge

Argie Bell Sparks Hodge died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at age 92.

Born May 23, 1909, in Newton County, Arkansas, Mrs. Hodge was the ninth of 10 children of the late Mary Elizabeth and Hiram Sparks. She married Abel Hodge in 1928 and had six children. The Hodge family moved to Knights Landing in spring of 1937, where she attended the Knights Landing Community Church. The family then made the shorter trip to Woodland in 1951 where she was a member in the Calvary Baptist Church. According to her family members, “she will be fondly remembered by her six children; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and their spouses for the care and affection she provided for them whenever they were in her presence. She had a sense of humor, and everyone felt welcome in her home. She loved cooking, especially baking biscuits and cookies for her family and friends and having in for coffee and cookies. She also loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens.”

Mrs. Hodge is survived by her daughters, Josephine Storm and husband Norman of Dillon Beach, Ardith Disney and husband Bob of Woodland, Imogene Schmidt and husband Paul of Grant Pass, Ore., and Dianna Lopes of Woodland; sons, Joe Hodge and wife Lilah of Brookings, Ore., and Vernon Hodge and wife Matilda of Woodland; and niece, Imogene Austin and husband Dwight of Woodland; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abel Hodge on Dec. 12, 1946.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

A funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Calvary Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Wednesday, January 30, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HODGSON

Marilyn H. Hodgson

Marilyn H. Hodgson died Wednesday, March 2 in Sacramento at age 77.

Mrs. Hodgson was born Jan. 10, 1928 in New Orleans. She had been a Yolo County resident for 53 years. She was a registered nurse and worked at Woodland Clinic for 21 years until she retired in 1993 and later worked as a nurse for Dr. Michael Pirruccelo for several years.

Survivors include Mrs. Hodgson's daughters, Karen Hodgson and Kathleen Montz both of Sacramento; her sons, Tim Hodgson of Sacramento and Skott Hodgson of Norco; her grandchildren, Allison Montz, Saxon Elkins, Teagan Elkins and Kira Elkins all of Sacramento; her sisters, Millie Rummel of Woodland and Elaine Fisher of San Jose and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Hodgson and her parents, Mildred and Alfred Schaub.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 05, 2005.)

HOECKER

Charles Henry Hoecker

Charles Henry Hoecker died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at age 87 from natural causes.

Mr. Hoecker was born Jan. 21, 1915, in Galveston, Texas, to Charles L. and Louise (Moore) Hoecker and moved to California in 1916, eventually setting in Woodland in 1920.

Mr. Hoecker ran his own business, Signs by Heck, for more than 35 years. He started his sign career at age 12, making posters and price cards for The Fashion department store on Main Street. Odd sign-painting jobs for various retail stores and service clubs kept him busy until he graduated from Woodland High School in 1933.

After graduation, he found full-time employment at the Granada Theatre at Main and Elm streets, painting posters advertising the movies as well as large portraits of each movie star.

He met Margaret Arnett while working at the theater and they were later married in 1939. During World War II, Mr. Hoecker served as an Army Air Corps radioman stationed in the South Pacific.

Returning to Woodland after the war, he opened up his own sign shop called Charles Hoecker Signs, later to be known as Signs by Heck. He and his wife ran the sign shop as a team until they sold the business in 1985 to All Action Awards where signs, now computer generated, are still produced under the logo of Signs by Heck.

Mr. Hoecker had a long-time association with the Boy Scouts of America, first as a young scout growing up, reaching the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout, and later as a troop leader despite the fact that he had no sons, being the father of two daughters.

Mr. Hoecker was an active member of the Woodland United Methodist Church for almost 50 years. During the mid-1960s, Mr. Hoecker and his wife served as advisers for the Methodist Youth Fellowship and were known to many young people as "mom" and "pop."

He was a long-time member of the Woodland Kiwanis Club, served on the board of directors of Leisureville Community Association and was involved with the Senior Center as a Care Car driver and computer class teacher.

His artistic contribution to the community is still evident in many signs around town. In the Boy Scout cabin is the 12 points of the scout law he painted in 1934 and repainted in the 1990s. He also designed Woody, the original Woodland Wolves mascot he designed while in high school.

Mr. Hoecker was preceded in death in 1995 by his first wife of 56 years, Margaret Arnett Hoecker.

He is survived by his wife, Jewell Rooney Hoecker; daughters, Mary Wegener of Paradise and Kay Barklow of Woodland; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is also survived by sisters, Ellen O'Kane and Clare Childers, both of Woodland.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Woodland United Methodist Church, 212 Second St., Woodland, with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating.

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

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by contacting (520) 662-4658 or by visiting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 06, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Hoecker is included with the obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HOERNLEIN

Lyle William Hoernlein

Lyle William Hoernlein died at his home in Woodland Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at age 99.

Mr. Hoernlein was born in California April 8, 1906. He had been a Yolo County resident for 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is preceded in death by his siblings and one nephew.

Services: Inurnment was at San Joaquin National Cemetery. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisted with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 20, 2006.)

HOERMANN

Roland W. Hoermann

Roland William Hoermann died on Jan. 6, 1999, in his Davis home, where he lived with his wife, Barbara, and family since 1956. Born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Highland Park, Ill., to German immigrant parents, he was 76.

He retired in 1993 from UC Davis, where he was a professor of German and comparative literature and for 11 years was an associate dean in the College of Letters and Science.

He felt fortunate to have played a leading role in the founding of the comparative literature program at UCD, as well as in the establishment of the Kappa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at UCD.

He rounded out his active UC service as director of the Study Abroad Center in Gottingen, Germany, from 1984-1986, and then with a short stint as chairman of the department of German and Russian from 1990-1992. His teaching was recognized by the College of Letters and Science with the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hoermann of Davis; two daughters, Kristin Lister of Oak Park, Ill., and her husband, Christopher Lister, and daughter, Emma, and Ingrid Hoermann of El Cerrito; brother, Siegfried Hoermann of Alexandria, Va., and his wife, Evelina; niece, Hillary Sundell of Plainfield, N.H.; nephew, Siegfried A. Hoermann II of Saugatuck, Mich.; cousin, Erna Breimesser of Babenhausen, Germany; and an adopted sister, Maria T. Hoermann of Babenhausen, Germany.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Friends Service Committee, care of Friends Meeting of Davis, 345 L St., Davis, CA, 95616.

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

HOFFMAN

Dianna Z. Hoffman

Dianna Zbarsky Hoffman, one of the first female trial attorneys in Sacramento County, died June 30, 2000, of ovarian cancer. She was 61.

A first-generation American, she was a native of the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia. She attended the University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship, graduating with a degree in literature in 1960.

She and her first husband, Michael Hoffman, relocated to Davis in 1967 with their two children. She was an early member of the Jewish Fellowship of Davis, and editor of the Chancellor's Newsletter in the UC Davis Office of Public Affairs. In 1970, she entered King Hall School of Law at UC Davis, graduating in 1973.

She practiced law in Sacramento for more than 20 years, founding her own firm in the early 1980s with Robert H. Johnson. She was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978.

In addition to the practice of law, she sat as judge pro tem for the Sacramento Superior Court and taught as a visiting professor at King Hall, instructing students in elective courses on women in the law and trial practice, including Moot Court competitions.

Her last professional position was as a senior partner with the firm of Greve Clifford Diepenbrock & Paras in the early 1990s. She retired from the practice of law in 1993.

Upon her retirement, she and her husband, James Faulkner, traveled extensively, eventually settling for a number of years in Eugene, Ore., where they were both active skiers and tennis players. While in Eugene, she volunteered with the traveling Anne Frank Exhibit and relearned her love of fabrics and textiles, learning to quilt. She belonged to a quilting society that made quilts for disadvantaged children.

She and her husband returned to Davis in 1997, where she immediately started a book and quilting club and joined the Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America.

She is survived by her husband, James Faulkner of Davis; her sister, Paula Kaufman, also of Davis; four children: Cynthia Hoffman of Berkeley, Matthew Hoffman of Colorado and Jean and Marie Christine Faulkner of Sacramento; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Cameron Cava.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her name to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 1627 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 2, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HOFFMANN

Elizabeth Dorethea Hunziker Hoffmann

Elizabeth Dorethea Hunziker Hoffmann died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her residence in Woodland. She was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1916 and was 87 years of age. Her parents were the late Rev. C.H.S. Hunziker and Lucy Arras Hunziker. She attended elementary school in Prospect, Ohio and high school in Anaheim, Ca., junior college at Fullerton Junior College, and graduated from U.C.L.A. with a major in Music. She taught choral music at Anaheim Union High School.

In 1945 she married Rev. Elmer Hoffmann who served congregations in Powellsville, Ohio, Stockton, Bellflower, and Woodland where they served for 23 years. In each congregation that her husband served, Elizabeth was active in the music program of the church, serving in various positions as organist, junior and senior choir director as well as Bible study leader and speaker at women's retreats. She taught piano, organ and voice for many years and gave many Organ recitals and concerts in various churches. Elizabeth was President of Minister's Wives Fellowship of Woodland that met regularly, and sponsored many inter church musicales. She will be remembered for her emphasis upon music, a major art of her life in bringing joy, satisfaction and inspiration and also an important out let of her Christian Faith.

The Hoffmann's had three children who survive, that attended Woodland schools and were active in music and drama productions of the schools. Norman Hoffmann and his wife Jean of Monterey, Miriam Hoffmann of Truckee and Rev. Gregory Hoffmann and his wife Cindy of San Diego. Grandchildren are Sean and his wife Michelle of Yardley, Pa., Brian and his wife April of Santa Barbara, Nathaniel of Azusa Pacific University, and Garrett and Melyssa of San Diego. Also surviving are a sister in law, Mary Heinze of Stockton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Elmer Hoffmann, Nov. 7, 2003.

A visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary's Chapel. Funeral services will be in the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Family would prefer memorials in form of donations to the American Lutheran Church Missions; or the American Cancer Society.

(A photograph of Elizabeth Hoffman is included with this obituary.)

Elizabeth Dorethea Hunziker Hoffmann (1916-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Elizabeth Dorethea Hunziker Hoffmann died in her Woodland home Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at age 87.

Born Dec. 31, 1916, in Pomeroy, Ohio, Mrs. Hoffmann was the daughter of the late Rev. C.H.S. Hunziker and Lucy Arras Hunziker. She attended elementary school in Prospect, Ohio, and high school in Anaheim, junior college at Fullerton Junior College, and graduated from UCLA with a major in music. She taught choral music at Anaheim Union High School. In 1945 she married Rev. Elmer Hoffmann. He pastored in Woodland for 23 years. She was active in the music program of the church, serving in various positions as organist, junior and senior choir director as well as Bible study leader and speaker at women's retreats. She taught piano, organ and voice for many years and gave many Organ recitals and concerts in various churches. She was President of Minister's Wives Fellowship of Woodland.

Survivors include her children, Norman Hoffmann and his wife Jean of Monterey, Miriam Hoffmann of Truckee and Rev. Gregory Hoffmann and his wife Cindy of San Diego; grandchildren, Sean and his wife Michelle of Yardley, Pa., Brian and his wife April of Santa Barbara, Nathaniel of Azusa Pacific University, and Garrett and Melyssa of San Diego; sister in law, Mary Heinze of Stockton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Elmer Hoffmann on Nov. 7, 2003.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Lutheran Church Missions; or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

(Both of the above obituaries are from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 02, 2004.)

HOGUE

Dorma Lee Hogue

Dorma Lee Hogue died unexpectedly in her Woodland home Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at age 72.

Born June 17, 1930, in Oklahoma, Mrs. Hogue was the daughter of Jess and Margaret (Howard) Jenkins. She had a Woodland resident for 40 years. According to her family members, "she enjoyed bingo and trips to Reno as well as her family and friends."

Mrs. Hogue is survived by her daughters, Joyce Johnson, Margaret Brown and husband Phil; and son, Gary Hogue, all of Woodland.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Leann Martinelli and husband Tony, Brenda Johnson and Jason Brown and Kristen, all of Woodland, Gary Ray Hogue Jr., Devan Hogue and Boo Hogue, all of Idaho; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Carissa Martinelli, Trinity Brown, all of Woodland, and Juan Brown of Idaho; sisters, Irene Coffee, Dutch and husband Clyde Austin of Firebaugh, Anita and husband Rip van Winkle, Mary and husband Harry Yubanks of Modesto, Peggy and husband Melvin Hicks of Santa clara; brother, Frank Jenkins of Modesto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hogue was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hogue, in 1955; sister, Alamae Bryant; and brother, Jack Jenkins.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hogue, no services are scheduled.

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

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 13, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HOLGUIN

Frances Holguin

Frances Holguin died Sunday, Dec. 12 at age 71.

Mrs. Holguin was born March 11, 1933 in Nicholas to the late Francisco and Anita Perez. She had been a life-long Yolo County resident. She was employed as a nurse's aide.

Survivors include Mrs. Holguin's children, Alfonso Holguin Jr., Christine Mancilla and her husband Alfred, Sylvia Guerrero and her husband Severo, Lydia Reyes, Frances Nichols and her husband Jeff, all of Woodland; her grandchildren, Sheryl Johnson and her husband Ty of Marysville, Xavier Reyes, Alfonso Holguin Jr. IV, Severo and Frank Guerrero, Anthony and Robert Holguin, Zake and Ivan Nichols; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Quinn and Kyle Johnson, Anthony Guerrero, Monica Holguin, all of Woodland; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso Holguin; her sister, Carmen and her brothers, Tony, Manuel and Pete.

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

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 14, 2004.)

HOLLAND

Elma Grace (Harling) Holland

Elma Grace (Harling) Holland died Nov. 23, 2005, in Woodland. She was 87 years old.

Born Sept. 6, 1918, in Maxwell, she lived in Colusa at the time of her death. She was a Yolo County resident for 85 years.

Her grandson Todd Holland will officiate at her funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. Burial will follow.

She attended Sacramento City College, where she received her licensed vocational nursing license, and worked as an LVN at Yolo General Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was active in the PTA, Native Daughters of the Golden West, and was a faithful leader for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Holland of Colusa; sons, Terry Holland and his wife Sharyn of Elk Grove and John Holland and his wife Doreen of Sacramento; two brothers, Jess Harling of Sacramento and Lloyd Harling of Woodland; three grandchildren, Todd Holland and his wife Kim of Tarlington, Texas, Denise Holland of Folsom and Nicole Goering of Martinez; and three great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 25, 2005.)

HOLLAND

Thomas James Holland

A graveside service for Thomas James Holland will be held Monday morning at the Capay Cemetery. He died July 9, 2003, at his Brooks residence at the age of 80.

Born June 27, 1923, in Los Angeles, he had lived in Yolo County for 55 years. He graduated from Esparto High School in 1940 and from UC Berkeley in 1950, with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He worked as a civil contractor from 1965 to 1972, in the employ of the Bureau of Reclamation and the Yolo County Department of Public Works. He also was a farmer.

Holland belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Esparto and the Farm Bureau in Guinda.

He is survived by his wife, M. LaVerne Curtis Holland of Brooks; his children, Stan and Lela Holland of Brooks, Nancy Holland of Davis and Shirley and Gary Worthen of South Jordan Utah; and his grandchildren, Dan and Steve Holland of Brooks and Clarence Keeton of Woodland.

The graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Memorials may be sent to the Capay Valley Fire Department.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, July 13, 2003.)

HOLLIDAY

Mary M. Holliday

Mary M. Holliday of Davis died unexpectedly of natural causes Feb. 5, 2003, while at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. She was 77 years old.

She was born in Santa Monica on Dec. 29, 1925. She came to Davis in 1948 when she married Terrell Holliday, then a student at UC Davis. In the early years of their marriage, she worked in the university library. After her children were grown, she worked as a librarian at the Woodland Clinic. She was also a longtime member of the Yolo Fliers Country Club.

She is survived by her husband; children, Scott Holliday and Marisa Altick; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, February 8, 2003.)

HOLLMAN

Gerald A. Hollman

Gerald A. Hollman died unexpectedly at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002. He had lived in Robbins, for the past 12 years. He was born May 3, 1945, in Vallejo,to William E. and June Marie (Estes) Hollman, both of whom survive him.

Mr. Hollman had recently retired and was spending time with his family. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved playing horseshoes, according to his family. Earlier in life he had enjoyed playing softball and continued to have a great love of "all sports."

Mr. Hollman is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda L. (Lara) Hollman of Robbins, and his daughters, Patricia and Dianna Hollman of Woodland.

Also surviving are his grandchildren Kenny Hollman, Kali and Ashley Thacker and Alexis and Monique Hackett, all of Woodland; sisters Cleo Kane of Redding, Penny Polete and husband Loran of Woodland, and Carolyn Maher, of Red Bluff; his parents, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Friends and family members are invited to attend. Pastor Walter Zeck of the New Testament Church of Woodland will be officiating. No visitation is scheduled prior to the service. Private interment will be held at a later date.

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

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 30, 2002.)

HOLMES

Agnes Thomson Holmes (1st of 2 obits.)

Agnes Holmes entered Life Eternal on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. Previously she had been a resident of the Personal Care Unit at St. John's Retirement Village in Woodland.

Agnes Holmes was born in Titaguhr, India, the third child of Dr. Shirley Smith Thomson, M.D. and Mr. James Thomson, a Scottish businessman. Her three siblings James F.P. Thomson, Helen T. Throne, and Charles A.H. Thomson preceded her to their eternal lives.

During WW I, the family moved from India to Michigan, and from there to Whittier. She graduated from Whittier High School in 1928. In September of that year she entered Pomona College, where she majored in French and Music. She graduated Cum Laude with the class of 1932. Some of her fondest memories include the time she spent at Pomona College, where singing in the Glee Club was a favorite activity.

In 1934 she married Manley L. Holmes and moved to Claremont. They had four children. Diana H. Napper of Woodland, Frances Weigand of Pomona, Stuart A. Holmes of Claremont and Frederick T. Holmes of Truckee survive their parents. A stepson, Donald L. Homes and a grandson, Nathan Weigand preceded her. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Many more nieces and nephews complete her family circle.

A consummate musician, it was said she could sing before she could talk. She will be remembered as a soloist and choir member both at the Claremont Church and St. John's Church in Woodland.

After the death of her husband in 1950, she returned to the Claremont Colleges, working as a secretary in what is now Pendleton Business Office. In 1958 she began a teaching career in Huntington Beach. A dedicated educator, she taught both French and business subjects at Bolsa Grande High School. In 1969 she obtained her master's degree at California State University, Fullerton.

After retiring from teaching, she returned to the Claremont Colleges serving as secretary to Jay Doty at Bridges Auditorium. Subsequently she retired again, and moved to Woodland to be closer to her daughter Diana. She spent the remainder of her life as an active member of the community. She shared her love of music and teaching as a volunteer tutor at Whitehead School for 14 years, and at Freeman School for three years. Her musical talent was shared as she played piano during the lunches at the Senior Center and as she entertained at each of the rest homes in Woodland and the Adult Care Center. A dedicated member of St. John's Church, she served in the choir, as an accompanist for the junior choir and a member of the Lifesavers. She was a volunteer at St. John's Retirement Village for 15 years.

A memorial service will be held in Woodland at St. John's Church UCC on Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. A Southern California memorial service will be held in Kingman Chapel of the Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational on Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. Committal will follow in the Columbarium there.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Agnes T. Holmes Memorial Fund at St. John's Retirement Village, Woodland or the Gideons International.

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

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Agnes Thomson Holmes (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Agnes T. Holmes died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital Sunday, July 10 at age 93.Mrs. Holmes was born Aug. 5, 1911 in Titaguhr, India, to Shirley Smith Thomson, M.D. and James Thomson. She had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She graduated from Whittier High School in 1928. After high school she entered Pomona College, majoring in French and music and was a member of the Glee Club. She graduated Cum Laude in 1932. In 1950 she worked at Claremont Colleges as a secretary. In 1958 she began her teaching career in Huntington Beach. She taught both French and business subjects at Bolsa Grande High School. In 1969 she obtained her master's degree at California State University, Fullerton. After retiring from teaching, she returned to the Claremont Colleges as a secretary to Jay Doty at Bridges Auditorium. In Woodland, she was a volunteer tutor at Whitehead School for 14 years and at Freeman School for three years. She also played piano during lunch at the Senior Center and she entertained at each of the rest homes in Woodland and the Adult Care Center. She was a soloist and choir member at the Claremont Church. At St. John's, she served in the choir, as an accompanist for the junior choir and a member of the Lifesavers. She was a volunteer at St. John's Retirement Village for 15 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Holmes' daughters, Diana H. Napper and her husband Jack of Woodland, Frances Weigand and her husband Vernon of Pomona; her sons, Stuart A. Holmes and his wife Susan of Claremont and Frederick T. Holmes and his wife Kathy of Truckee; her grandchildren, Curt, Doug and Marty Brown, Duffy Pinder, Jim and David Weigand, Robert, Tommy and Brian Holmes, Jennifer Castagnetti, Scott and Jennifer Holmes, Chris Moore and Jody Pfiel; 29 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Manley Lorainne Holmes; her stepson, Donald L. Homes; her grandson, Nathan Weigand; her parents, Shirley and James Thomson; and her siblings, James F.P. Thomson, Helen T. Throne, and Charles A.H. Thomson.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Holmes' name be directed to the Agnes T. Holmes Memorial Fund at St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or the Gideons International, 652 Buchanan, Davis, 95616.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at St. John's Church UCC, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland. A Southern California memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30 in Kingman Chapel of the Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational. Committal will be beside her husband in the Columbarium there. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

HOLMES

Carl Ferdinand Holmes

Carl Ferdinand Holmes, born October 15, 1910 in Denver, Colorado, died while his daughter sat with him, January 15, 2005, at Saint Johns in Woodland, California. The son of Oscar and Margaret Holmes, Carl spent most of his life around the Witners (sic) area. He owned and operated Holmes Warehouse and farmed his orchard in northern Solano County. Carl joined the Navy during World War II serving as a lieutenant in the South Pacific. While training in Farragut, Idaho he met Kathleen Gerking. They were married on Memorial Day 1943 in Spokane Washington. Carl was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 50 years, a member of the American Legion and Winters Post V.F.W. He was a past president of the Solano County Fair Board and served as a board member of 50 years. A former member of the Yolo Fliers Club and El Macero Country Club, he was the senior member of the Fairfield Old Guard. He loved to play golf, cards, and dominos.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Oscar Holmes, and by his loving wife, Kathleen. He is survived by his son Carl, daughter Barbara, granddaughters Andrea Crompton and Margaret Flanagan, great granddaughter Abigail Flanagan and his sister, Mae Martin of Winters.

Rememberances can be made to Yolo Hospice, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, Saint Johns Retirement Village, or the charity of your choice. A memborial celebration of Carlšs life and a time of remembrance will be held on January 29, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish Hall, 511 Main Street, Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 20, 2005.)

HOLMES

Florence Chilton Holmes

Florence Chilton Holmes died quietly in Davis on Aug. 4, 2005, in the home of her eldest son. She was 93.

A memorial celebration and remembrance reception of her life and artistry will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Orinda Community Church. Friends can contact Jack Holmes at 756-2562 for details.

Born in Pasadena on Dec. 25, 1911, she grew up there with her late siblings Bill, Lillian and Dorothy. She spent many summers hiking, riding, swimming and sketching at Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe, where she acquired a deep love and respect for nature. With her father's influence as a Hollywood interior designer, she entered the fine arts career path and graduated from the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles.

After marrying and settling in the East Bay, she worked as a freelance artist in San Francisco and as a draftsperson for the Navy at Mare Island during World War II. She spent 23 years as a private student of the "Singing Brush" style of brush painting under professor Chiura Obata at UC Berkeley, the renowned Sumi and Japanese water color artist. She painted and taught her craft until the summer of 2001. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum, deYoung Museum, UC Berkeley Faculty Club, Orinda Public Library and at private home shows.

Another of her artistic passions was for flowers, both in gardening and in creating Japanese flower arrangements. For more than 20 years, she studied Ikebana arrangements under Haruko Obata and was active in the UCB Flower Arranging Section Club. For about 40 years, she was employed to create from 25 to 50 floral arrangements a week for the UC Berkeley Chancellor's House residence and for the UC President's Blake Estate residence. She began in 1957 by working for Clark and Kay Kerr, and she continued into the mid-1990s, retiring at age 83.

Her children remember her as a gracious hostess to the family's frequent guests, a fair enforcer of good behavior (with a favorite reprimand being "You're the limit"), a lover of nature and beauty, an independent woman who spoke her mind and a generous provider. A great companion in her latter years was the family dog, Buddy.

She was a longtime Orinda resident, as well as a beloved artist, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher. In her final months, she and her family took daily drives to see the local farmland and the coastal mountains. She also enjoyed going on wheelchair outings to admire flower gardens and listening to music played by family members.

She was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother. She and her late husband, UC Berkeley professor Jack A. Holmes, raised three sons: Jack, Keith and Daniel. Her grandchildren are Tracy, Laurel, Christopher, Bryce, Oliver, Spencer and Sam. She is also remembered dearly by her daughters-in-law: Cathy, Mina, Robin and Amer.

The family requests donations in her name be made to the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek or to San Francisco's new Asian Art Museum.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 29, 2005.)

HOLMES

John Dee Holmes

John Dee Holmes died at his home in Woodland Wednesday, Sept. 21 at age 78.

Mr. Holmes was born May 28, 1927 in Canute, Okla. He had been a Yolo County resident for 51 years. He was an owner/operator trucker driver and worked for numerous farmers in Yolo County operating harvesters, tractors and beet harvesters.

Survivors include Mr. Holmes' wife of 60 years, Florence B. Holmes; his sons, Johnnie J. Holmes; his grandchildren, Metta Brown of Dunnigan, Crisi Goodwin and her husband Chuck of Woodland, Sabrina Blickle and her husband Eric of Woodland, Lana Parrish of Illinois and Devin Brown of Arbuckle; his great-grandchildren, Cameron Goodwin, Addie and Sidney Blickle of Woodland, Cody Parrish and Nichol Hammon of Illinois and Jacob and Justin Brown of Arbuckle; his sister, Naomi Jean Dixon of Knights Landing; his brother, James Holmes and his wife Danna of Exeter and his father-in-law, Jean Ondicol of Dobbins. He is preceded in death by his son, Lannie W. Holmes; his grandson, Johnnie Joseph Holmes Jr.; his parents, Josh and Edna Holmes; and his brothers, Foil and Delbert Holmes.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 24, 2005.)

HOLMES

John Dee Holmes

John Dee Holmes died at his home in Woodland Wednesday, Sept. 21 at age 78.

Mr. Holmes was born May 28, 1927 in Canute, Okla. He had been a Yolo County resident for 51 years. He was an owner/operator trucker driver and worked for numerous farmers in Yolo County operating harvesters, tractors and beet harvesters.

Survivors include Mr. Holmes' wife of 60 years, Florence B. Holmes; his sons, Johnnie J. Holmes; his grandchildren, Metta Brown of Dunnigan, Crisi Goodwin and her husband Chuck of Woodland, Sabrina Blickle and her husband Eric of Woodland, Lana Parrish of Illinois and Devin Brown of Arbuckle; his great-grandchildren, Cameron Goodwin, Addie and Sidney Blickle of Woodland, Cody Parrish and Nichol Hammon of Illinois and Jacob and Justin Brown of Arbuckle; his sister, Naomi Jean Dixon of Knights Landing; his brother, James Holmes and his wife Danna of Exeter and his father-in-law, Jean Ondicol of Dobbins. He is preceded in death by his son, Lannie W. Holmes; his grandson, Johnnie Joseph Holmes Jr.; his parents, Josh and Edna Holmes; and his brothers, Foil and Delbert Holmes.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 24, 2005.)

HOLMES

Kathleen Edith Holmes

Kathleen Edith Holmes died July 26, 2001, at St. John's Retirement Village in Woodland. Born on July 18, 1914, to Guy and Minnie Gerking of Spokane, Wash., she was 87.

She was a graduate of Cheny Normal College in Spokane and taught school in Dixie, Wash. When World War II started, she took over the music department at radio station KFPY in Spokane. She was active as a cellist and known throughout the area, and was the first-chair cellist in the Spokane Symphony.

She met her future husband Carl at the USO when he was a sailor stationed at Farragut, Idaho. After they married and moved to Winters, she continued playing cello in the Sacramento Symphony. While raising her family, she also played in string quartets and accompanied local vocalists for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Carl; her daughter, Barbara Holmes; her son, Carl Holmes Jr.; and granddaughters Andrea Morton and Margaret Holmes.

Cremation is under the direction of the Nautilus Society. Friends are welcome at a memorial service Saturday, Aug. 11., at 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters.

The family asks that memorials be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 31, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HOLMES

Kenneth Foil Holmes

Kenneth Foil Holmes died monday, Oct. 17, 2005 in his Dunnigan residence at age 63.

He was born in Santa Barbara on May 1, 1942 to Foil and Nettie (Linhart) Holmes.

He began driving a truck at a very young age, for a total of 48 years driving, and worked for Roy E. Lay, John Foster and Allbright Trucking during the period of time he lived in Yolo County.

Mr. Holmes is survived by daughters; Virginia Huddleston of Hawthorne, Amy Holmes and Lisa Presley of Jasper, Texas; son, Jason Holmes of Woodland and five grandchildren.

Services: Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, October 24, 2005.)

HOLMS

Albert Lowell Holms

Albert Lowell Holms died of natural cause in Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, April 6, 2002, at age 87.

Born Dec. 8, 1914, in Havelock, Neb., Mr. Holms had been a Yolo County resident for six months. He was raised in Nebraska and served in the Army during World War II. According to his family members, "he enjoyed spending time with his family."

Mr. Holms is survived by his wife, Nancy Victoria (Saph) Holms of Clear Creek; daughters, Nancy L. Gilliland and husband Charles of Clear Creek, and Beverly Smothermon of Woodland; grandchildren, Charles "Red" Gilliland and wife Linda of Bend, Ore., John Gilliland and wife Debbie of Cloverdale, Richard "Joe" Gilliland and wife Deanna of Lake Almanor, Sam Smothermon of Rio Linda, Russell Smothermon and wife Laura of Rio Linda, Nancy Seal and husband Robert of Woodland and Kimberly Allen of Mindenhall England; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Helen Holms and nephew, Edward Holms Jr., both of Westmore, N.J.

Mr. Holms was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Holms Sr.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Holms no services are scheduled.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HOLMS

Nancy Victoria Saph Baker Holms

Nancy Victoria Saph Baker Holms died at her home in Woodland on Monday, March 27 at age 95.

Mrs. Holms was born April 29, 1910 in San Jose to Dr. Victor Louie Saph and Nancy Greenwood Wallace Saph. She grew up in San Jose and Morgan Hill. After high school she attended O'Connor Sanitarium Nursing School, graduating with honors in 1930. After nursing for 46 years in the Woodland, San Jose and Sacramento area hospitals, she retired in 1976 from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.

Survivors include Mrs. Holms' daughters, Nancy L. Gilliland of Bend, Ore. and Beverly A. Smothermon of Woodland; her grandchildren, Charles Gilliland and his wife Linda of Bend, Ore., John Gilliland and his wife Debbie of San Marcos, Texas, Richard Gilliland of Westwood, Sam Smothermon of Hesperia, Russell Smothermon and his wife Laura of Rio Linda, Nancy Seal and her husband Robert of Woodland and Kimberly Allen of Bury St. Edmonds, England; 18 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor L. and Nancy Greenwood Saph; her sisters, Margaret Flynn, Naomi Archambeault, Isabel Hopkins and her brother, Louie Saph.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Holms' name be directed to the Food Closet, P.O. Box 803, Woodland, 95776; or Hospice of Yolo County P.O. Box 1017, Davis, 95617.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at Woodland Family Worship Center, 386 W. Beamer St., Woodland. A reception will follow the service. Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 30, 2006.)

HOLT

Edwin E. Holt

Edwin Ellis Holt died Dec. 19, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, to Abner Holt and Gertrude Kelley, he was 70 years old.

He attended school at Boys Town in Omaha, Neb., and attended Texas Western University and the University of Colorado.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator in Denver, then started in the automobile business there in 1953.

Holt then moved to California and worked as a Ford dealer in San Francisco, then in Santa Rosa. He moved to Davis in 1963 and ran Courtesy Chrysler for five years, then took over Courtesy Pontiac GMC. Two years later, the Holts picked up the Buick and Fiat franchises.

He was committed to his business, family, friends and faith.

Holt was a member of St. James Church in Davis for 40 years, a member of the El Macero Country Club, and an avid golfer and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margery A. Holt; daughter Susan Marie Nickerson and her husband Robert; son, Robert Christopher Holt; and three children, Alison, Matthew and Julie Nickerson.

Friends are invited to a Rosary today at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets, and a funeral Mass Friday at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Patrick's Children's Home, 5945 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95824.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 21, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HOLT

James Walter Holt, Jr.

James Walter Holt Jr. died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home in Esparto. He was 85 years old.

Born Jan. 29, 1919, in Antlers, Okla., he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 5th Cavalry Division. He lived in Yolo County for the past 42 years and was retired from Armor Foods, where he served for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Holt of Esparto; a daughter, Cassandra Durst of Acampo; sons, Jimmy Wayne Holt of Chico and Larry Don Holt of San Gabriel; sisters, Louise Hotaling of Kansas; Billie Pullens of Fresno; Neda Malamma of Bakersfield; Carol Cornell of Oklahoma and Dorothye Holbrook of Texas. He also is survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private family services are to be held at a later date, with arrangements under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland. Memorial contributions in Holt's name may be made to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 24, 2004, 2004.)

HOLTE

Linda Holte

Linda Holte of Davis died May 9, 2002, after a lengthy battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. She was 54.

She was born to William and Aagot Umland in Magnolia, Minn., on May 24, 1947, and graduated from Magnolia High School. She earned an English education degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where she met Carlton Holte, whom she married in 1969. The couple moved to Davis in 1971, after living for two years in Decorah, Iowa.

She was a substitute teacher at Old Emerson Junior High School in 1971 and later took a full-time position. She taught at Old Emerson, Holmes Junior High and Davis High School until her illness forced her retirement.

In addition to teaching English, drama and speech and a writing seminar, she directed plays and musicals, coordinated the Steinbeck country field trips and was a class adviser.

She was a mentor teacher for the district, a member of the review team for school accreditations, a reader and consultant for state test development projects and writing programs, and was an active member of the Area 3 Writing Project and the California Association of Teachers of English.

She was active in Lutheran Church of the Incarnation as a council and committee member and Catechetics teacher. She was a longtime member of Children's Home Society and enjoyed playing bridge.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Erik Holte of San Jose and Maren Holte of Concord; her sisters, Carol Burtness of Solvang and Pamela Rohr of Santa Ynez; their families; and numerous relatives and godchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

An English education scholarship fund is being established in her memory at St. Olaf College.

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

HOLVERSTOTT

Amy Elizabeth Holverstott

Amy Elizabeth Holverstott, a lifelong resident of Davis, died Dec. 6, 2003, in Davis. She was 19.

She was born Jan. 14, 1984, in Sacramento, the second child of James A. Holverstott and Patricia L. Todesco. She was born three months premature, and spent the first six weeks in the hospital before coming home to brother Matt and her parents at the family residence in Village Homes in Davis.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Thomas C. and Helen L. Holverstott of Citrus Heights., and by her maternal grandfather, James V. Todesco, of Concord.

She is survived by her parents, Pat Todesco and Jim Holverstott, both of Davis; brother, Matthew J. Holverstott of West Sacramento; maternal grandmother, Lois J. Todesco of Concord; uncle and aunt, Jay and Robyn Todesco; and beloved cousins Brynn, Kensey and Gaeby, all of Concord.

She is also survived by great aunts and uncles Ronald and Suzanne Holverstott of Roseville; Dolores Clark, Martha Moore and Lily Holverstott of Sacramento; Edith and Cameron Cramer of Roseville; Curtis and Lois Woodruff of Cupertino; and many other beloved family members.

She grew up in Davis. She attended Davis Community Church, sang in the Cherub Choir and Carol Choir, took part in youth programs, loved helping her mother lead a Sunday School class for kindergarten-age children, and was baptized on Oct. 21, 1990.

She attended preschool and after-school programs at Tender Learning Care in the care friends John and Shirley Huddleson. She loved attending Davis schools: West Davis Elementary, Patwin Elementary, Emerson Junior High, Davis High and Martin Luther King Jr. High schools, where she participated eagerly in studies, made lasting friendships with peers and teachers, excelled academically and played flute in the music programs at Patwin and Emerson.

She received numerous academic and service awards upon graduation from Emerson Junior High in June 1999. She earned a college scholarship from the Yolo County Board of Realtors upon graduation from King High in June 2002.

She played AYSO soccer as a young child, often with her father as coach. She enjoyed several years in the Brownies and Girl Scouts, with her mother as co-leader, and loved the Scouts' Camp Menzies summer camp in the Sierra.

She loved studying ballet, first with Lisa (Corbett) Applegate, and then for 10 years with Katy Heil's School of Ballet. She took part in many ballet productions, from which she took great pleasure. She was invited, by audition, to attend summer study programs with the Houston Ballet and the Marin Dance Academy.

She loved all animals, especially her pet dog, Muffy; she spent many hours volunteering for the SPCA.

In June of 1999, she began a new chapter in her life; she voluntarily entered various programs for the treatment of mental illness. She eagerly and consistently sought information, insight and skills to deal with this new and difficult aspect of her life. She benefited from the care, skill and love of many programs, professionals and organizations, both locally and in other parts of the state and country, for four years.

The Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin and Stephen Minister Joann Diel of Davis Community Church supported her with time and love. Miss Holverstott made many friendships during those years, and brought the sunshine of her caring nature and endearing presence to those relationships. She encouraged her family members to seek support, and was happy that they benefited so much from participation in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

She pursued her love of literature and wrote extensively, especially poetry. One of her poems was published in an annual volume of literary work of high school students, compiled by a national educators' organization. Her dream was to share her poetry with others, as she did so many aspects of her life. She had begun preparations for publishing them.

Frequent gatherings of her extended family, and summer camping trips in the redwoods, were important throughout her life.

All whose lives were touched by her are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, at 2 p.m., in the sanctuary of the Davis Community Church at 412 C St., Davis. Immediately afterward, there will be a gathering in the Fellowship Hall.

The family is grateful for any remembrances made in Amy Holverstott's name to Davis Community Church; King High School; NAMI, Yolo County Chapter; Yolo County Care Continuum; FamiliesFirst; Yolo County Mental Health; the Yolo County SPCA; the Amy Elizabeth Holverstott Memorial Fund; or any group that gives support to people and families struggling with mental illness.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 15, 2003.)

HONEYWELL

Kenneth Norton Honeywell

Kenneth Norton Honeywell died Sept. 22, 2001, in Hot Springs, Ark., after a difficult battle with cancer. His fiancee, Marie Brown, was at his side. Born in San Jose on Jan. 14, 1942, he was 59 years old.

He had been a resident of Davis throughout most of his adult life before moving to Arkansas in 1998. During his years in Davis, he worked for several years as a postal clerk and letter carrier for the UC Davis Mail Division, and later for the U.S. Post Office in Davis before returning in 1979 to his first love - a career in food service management.

In this field, he had many rewarding and satisfying positions, including those of working chef for Cal West Food Service Management Corp. in Sacramento, executive chef for Service Systems Corp. at UC Davis, kitchen manager for Black Oak Restaurant in Vacaville, executive chef/manager at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, executive chef for Marriott/University Food Service at UC Davis, and food service manager for D-Q University in Davis. He also served as consultant for Seiler's Food Service Management Corp. in Washington, D.C.

He received training from American River College in Sacramento, Johnson and Wales College in Providence, R.I., and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He shared his love for the culinary arts and his training and experience not only to those he worked with on a daily basis, but later to students at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, where he served in an instructional capacity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norton Honeywell in 1986 and Martha Honeywell in 1995, and by his grandson, Timothy Robert Tetreault.

He is survived by his sister, Gerri Adler of Davis; nephew, Tyson Adler; daughter, Dawn Honeywell-Tetreault; grandchildren, Angela Silva, Michelle Tetreault, Christina Tetreault, Brian Tetreault and Alex Tetreault; and his former wife, Charlotte Honeywell of Davis.

There will be no service. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 27, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HONIG

Gerry Honig (1st of 2 obits.)

Gerry Honig, age 77 years, passed away in Woodland on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. She was born in Willows, and for the past 15 years has lived in Dunnigan with her husband Micheal Honig on the family farm. Gerry was the only daughter of Goober and Louise (Titus) Harwell. Gerry had worked as a telephone operator for the telephone company in Yuba City for 15 years after graduating from high school. She also spent the last 15 years volunteering her time working with the residents of St. John's Retirement Village here in Woodland, sharing her life stories.

Gerry is survived by her husband of 54 years, Micheal M. Honig of Dunnigan, her daughter Michelle Honig-Speckert and her husband Brent of Rocklin and her grandson Grant Speckert and granddaughter Sydney Speckert. Gerry also will be missed by her brother J.R. Harwell. She was predeceased by her parents.

Honoring Gerry's wishes, a private family funeral service, with interment at Monument Hill Memorial Park occurred on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 in Gerry's name.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. For further information please call 662-4658.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 19, 2006.)

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Gerry Honig (2nd of 2 obits.)

Gerry Honig died Sunday, Feb. 12 in Woodland at age 77.

Mrs. Honig was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Willows to Goober and Louise (Titus) Harwell. For the past 15 years had lived on the family farm in Dunnigan. She worked as a telephone operator for the telephone company in Yuba City for 15 years after graduating from high school. For the last 15 years, she volunteer at of St. John's Retirement Village, sharing her life stories with the residents.

Survivors include Mrs. Honig's husband of 54 years, Micheal M. Honig of Dunnigan; her daughter, Michelle Honig-Speckert and her husband Brent of Rocklin; her granddaughter, Sydney Speckert; her grandson, Grant Speckert; and her brother J.R. Harwell. She was predeceased by her parents.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Honig's name be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: Respecting Mrs. Honig's wishes, a private family funeral service, with interment at Monument Hill Memorial Park occurred on Friday, Feb. 17. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 20, 2006.)

HOOBYAR

Gorda Ott Hoobyar

Gorda Ott Hoobyar passed away on Sept. 16, 2004, after an extended illness. Gorda was born on Feb. 9, 1914 in Cashmere, Washington, to John and Anna Ott. She moved with her family to Live Oak, in 1918. Gorda graduated from Mt. Zion Hospital's nurses training program in 1935 as a registered nurse. Her career culminated after 22 years working the student health center at San Francisco State University, from which she retired.

Gorda and her husband of 67 years, David Hoobyar, retired to the Winters area in 1979, residing at Pardehsa Acres. She was accomplished in handicrafts, including knitting, weaving, needlepoint and sewing and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker in addition to her professional career.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, David; two children Corrinne Baker and Paul Hoobyar; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Gorda's life will be held on Oct. 16, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gorda's name may be made to the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters, CA 95694, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary from the "Winters Express," (print edition) Thursday, September 23, 2004.)

HOOBYAR

Ruth Bay Hoobyar (1st of 2 obituaries)

Ruth Bay Hoobyar died on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at age 92.

Born May 13, 1911, Mrs. Hoobyar was a graduate of U.O.P. class of 1933. She taught school in Woodland and Oakland Ca. for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband John Manly Hoobyar.

The family requests memorials be directed to visiting nurses Assoc/Hospice Emeryville, Ca. Arrangements are under the direction of Albert Brown Mortuary in Oakland.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hoobyar no services are scheduled. Interred at Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 02, 2004.)

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Ruth Bay Hoobyar (2nd of 2 obits.)

Ruth Bay Hoobyar born May 13, 1911, died peacefully at home on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, graduate of U.O.P. class of 1933. Ruth taught school in Woodland and Oakland Ca. for many years. She requested no services. She was preceded in death by her husband John Manly Hoobyar. Interred at Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland, Ca. Memorial gifts may be made to visiting nurses Assoc/Hospice Emeryville, Ca.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 06, 2004.)

HOOD

Carol Ann Hood

Carol Ann Hood of Sedona, Ariz. died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at age 60.

Born May 30, 1942, in Glendale, Mrs. Hood was a resident of Gulf Breeze, Fla., before moving to Sedona. Later, she moved to Temple City and received her education. According to her family members, "she was an accomplished artist in all mediums, having continued her art education at many colleges and universities and with well-known artists. Her work was exhibited nationally in more than 300 shows and she was the recipient of many awards in sculpture, painting and jewelry making. Her love of horses, animals and nature, along with her humor and sensitivity, were reflected in her art work."

Mrs. Hood is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ben Hood of Sedona, Ariz.; son, Nathan Hood and wife Leslie of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Rachel and Bryce Hood; mother, Dorothy Kilburn of Woodland; and sister, Susan Jorgensen and husband Larry of Esparto.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Kilburn in 1990.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hood no services are scheduled.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sedona Arts center, P.O. Box 569, Sedona, Ariz. 86339, in her behalf.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HOOK

S.E. HOOK (d. 9.1878)

HOOK - At the residence of Mr. John Wolfskill, Mr. S.E. Hook, aged 46 years 8 months and 10 days.

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I see that S. Hook has gone the way appointed for all leaving, leaving but a solitary individual living of the unfortunate Donner party of 1852 from which Donner Lake takes its name.

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

HOOKER

Joseph F. Hooker

Joseph F. Hooker died following a complications of heart surgery at Salem Hospital, Salem, Ore. Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at age 54.

Born Sept. 16, 1948, Mr. Hooker had been a Woodland resident from 1969 to 1996.

Mr. Hooker is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hooker; sons, Shannon Hooker and family of Vancouver, Wash., and Shawn Hooker and family of Woodland.

A celebration of his life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Free Methodist Church, Salem, Ore.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 02, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

HOOPER

Barbara J. Hooper

Barbara Jean Hooper died Jan. 16, 2001, in Woodland, after a long struggle. Born April 15, 1929, in San Francisco, she was 71.

She spent her childhood and early adulthood in the Pacific Northwest. After two years of college she married and moved to California. She left the Bay Area in 1973 and settled in Davis, where she had spent the last 28 years. She was employed both at UC Davis and the Davis Community Clinic until her retirement in 1990.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth L. Teague; her son, Christopher R. Traube of Morago; her daughter, Maribeth French of Jackson and four granddaughters.

Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

Remembrances can be made to the Yolo County SPCA, P.O. Box 510, Davis, CA 95617 or the Marine Mammal Rescue Center, 1065 Ft. Croncite, Sausalito, CA 94965.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 23, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HOOPER

Eleanor Ione (David) Hooper

Mrs. Eleanor Ione (David) Hooper died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Monday, May 9, at age 94.

Mrs. Hooper was born Feb. 12, 1911 in Chico to E. Vernon and Junia (Hook) David. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 55 years. She graduated from Chico State University and then attended UC Berkeley for her Master of Education. Following graduation she first taught school in Modoc County, then moved to Woodland to teach at Beamer School and Lee Junior High. She retired after 32 years of teaching. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodland, the Emblem Club, a member of the AARP and a volunteer worker at Woodland Senior Center where she was active with the Community Care Car program.

Survivors include Mrs. Hooper's son, John Winnop and his wife Sharon of Zamora; stepdaughter, Sharon Smith and her husband Canaro of Sacramento; her former daughter-in-law, Jean Kristensen and her husband Kris of Woodland; her grandchildren, Jill Winnop of Eureka, Jason Smith of Sacramento, David Smith of Citrus Heights, Danielle Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Spencer Winnop, Bridgitte Axton, Nikole Patterson and Kyle Patterson all of Woodland; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Hooper; her sisters, Margaret Harvey and Lenora Pendleton and her brother, Dean David.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hooper's name be made to the United Methodist Church of Woodland Building Fund, the Woodland Senior Center or the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Friday, at Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St. with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

HOOVER

Ola Dean Hoover

Ola Dean Hoover died following complications from a fall in her home Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at age 80.

Born July 21, 1923, in Hominy, Okla., Mrs. Hoover had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She was a homemaker and seamstress in addition to working at Contadina Cannery for 25 years. She was a member of Rebeckah Lodge and Good Sam Campers Club in the 1970s.

Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte Lloyd of Woodland; Dana Gordley and husband David of Rancho Cordova; grandchildren, Tamyra and Matt Hall, and Mark and Denise Prtichett, also all of Woodland, Jennifer and Doug Lusk and Cory Vick and Rachel Lebrock of Sacramento, Leighandra Gordley of Rancho Cordova, Tomika Gordley of Stockton and Matthew Spencer of Modesto; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Amy Cline, Seth and Chad Pritchett, all of Woodland, Amanda and Chase Harrison and Justin Lusk of Sacramento, and Zachary Thompson of Stockton; sisters, Norma Johnson and Sybil Murphy of Loomis, and Donna Bratton of Redding; and brothers, Joe Denman of Redding and Jim Denman of Graham, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Hoover; and brother, Garth Denman.

The family requests memorials be directed to Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley of Citrus Heights.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled in early January of 2004. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 25, 2003.)

HOOVER

Thelma M. Hoover

Thelma M. Hoover died in Williams Friday, Nov. 5 at age 94.

Mrs. Hoover was born Aug. 3, 1910 in Woodland and was a lifelong Yolo County resident. She graduated from Pierce High School in Arbuckle and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include Mrs. Hoover's daughter, Raenne Kalfsbeek of Arbuckle; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Hoover and her brother, John McGrew.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hoover's name be directed to Guinda Community Church, P.O. Box 212, Guinda, 95637 or Union Church of Dunnigan, P.O. Box 203, Dunnigan, 95937.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hoover no services are scheduled. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 09, 2004.)

HOOVER

Virginia Gay (McCall) Hoover

Virginia Gay (McCall) Hoover died March 8, 2003, at St. John's Village in Woodland after a brief bout with cancer.

Born in Bruin, Pa., on April 5, 1909, to Bert and Blanche (Teitsworth) McCall, she was 93 years old.

She had been a 52-year resident of Yolo County and spent 14 years working at UC Davis in the environmental health and safety department.

She was a woman who loved to be around activity and excitement, and the university was her "home away from home." She enjoyed being part of the dynamic growth of UCD over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Guy L. Hoover, in 1991. Her only son, John Hoover of Woodland, survives her.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Woodland, corner of North and Second Streets, with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend and celebrate the joy of her life.

Private interment attended by family only will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park and will be scheduled at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Church, St. John's Village or Yolo Hospice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 14, 2003.)

HOPKINS

Linda Zentmire Hopkins

Linda Zentmire Hopkins of Milan, Mo. died at her home Tuesday May 31 at age 39.

Mrs. Hopkins was born June 27, 1965 in Audubon, Iowa to Judson F. and Shirley Zentmire. She had been a Woodland resident for 24 years. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1983 and attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. Mrs. Hopkins worked for Woodland Healthcare for a number of years. After moving to Milan, Mo. she became a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Hopkins' husband of 20 years, James E. Hopkins; her daughter, Jennifer; her sons, Nick and Jon all of Milan, Mo.; her mother, Shirley Zentmire of Woodland; her sisters, Diane Mathew of Olathe, Kan. and Janet Lange of Kansas City, Mo. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Judson R. Zentmire and her brother, Judd Zentmire.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hopkins' name be directed to a memorial fund for her children. Checks may be made out to the Hopkins Family and mailed to her mother, Shirley Zentmire, 449 Yuba Place, Woodland, 95695.

Services: Memorial services were conducted on June 3 at a countryside cabin near Milan, Mo. The Ruchmeier Funeral Home of Milan, Mo. assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 9, 2005.)

HOPPES

Martha L. (Salisbury) Hoppes

Martha L. (Salisbury) Hoppes died on Dec. 25, 2002, at the age of 97. She and her twin sister Mary were born Aug. 3, 1905, in Blue Springs, Neb.

The Salisbury family had two sets of twins. Considered a tomboy, she and her three sisters and six brothers were raised on a dairy farm in Blue Springs, Neb., and on a cattle ranch in the Sandhills near Long Pine, Neb.

In 1925, she married Ray William Hoppes. While Ray and Martha were courting, they spent time with Charles "Slim" Lindbergh and his girlfriend during Lindbergh's barnstorming days. Since Ray had a car, they would escort Lindbergh and his girlfriend to the airport where he would introduce others to the thrills of flying.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968. She also outlived all of her brothers and sisters.

She was a caring and loving mother to her sons and grandchildren. She was also very active in the Roca Methodist Church of Roca, Neb. She had many interests and enjoyed life's adventures. She enjoyed fishing and normally caught more than her share of fish. She was a competitive Pinochle player all her life. She also enjoyed reading and working jigsaw puzzles, particularly those by Thomas Kincade. Those who knew her will remember pleasing, caring nature, her sense of humor and quick wit.

She was cared for at home by Yolo Hospice nurses and personnel for the last eight months of her life.

She is survived by her sons Ronald Hoppes and his wife Marilyn of Davis, Donald Hoppes and his wife Jeanette of Roca, Neb; four grandchildren: Tom Hoppes, Christine Wiltshire and Mary Ellen Cecava all of Lincoln, Neb., and Shawn Hoppes of Conroe, Texas. Seven great-grandchildren also survive her.

Graveside services will be in Lincoln, Neb., for her immediate family. The family requests that any memorial contributions be sent to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 30, 2002)

HORNBACK

Gerald Wayne Hornback

Gerald Wayne Hornback died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at age 72.

Born July 4, 1931, in Parson, Kan., Mr. Hornback had been a Yolo County resident for 31 years. He attended Alton, Ill. schools. He worked in oil fields for 45 years. He moved to California in 1959.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hornback of Esparto; children, Sherry Haleen of Dunnigan; sons, Todd Donaldson of Winters and Roger and Gerald Hornback of Southern California; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin and Jake Edwards, both of Godfrey, Ill.; sisters, Barbara Perry of E. Alton, Ill., and Beverly Dulen of Godfrey, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Kim Nevarez.

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: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hornback, no services are scheduled.

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

HORNBERGER

Jeannette L. Hornberger

Jeannette L. Hornberger, 88, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on April 11, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She died as she lived her life, with great dignity and surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1917, in Jeannette, Pa., the daughter of James Loughner II and Nora Bowman Loughner. She had one brother, James Loughner III. During World War ll, in 1943, she married Grant T. Hornberger and, in July, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Their first home was in Harrisburg, Pa., where daughters Deborah, now of San Francisco, and Diane, now of Woodland, were born. They lived in Alliance, Ohio, from 1953 to 1968. In addition to being an active volunteer in the community and in her daughters’ activities, she owned the House of Fashion dress shop. When the couple moved to Celina, Ohio, she became a licensed real estate agent.

During the next few years, Grant’s work took them to Allentown, Pa.; Goshen, Ind.; Dublin, Ga.; and North Canton, Ohio, before the family moved to Woodland in 1980. While living in Woodland, she continued to volunteer, here as a member of the Woodland Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a Pink Lady, worked in the gift shop and on the holiday bazaar, helped install lifelines and was chairwoman of its annual home tour.

The family wishes to thank Maria Garcia, her caregiver, whose dedication and love allowed her to remain in her home with her husband. Maria’s family and Gloria Mendez made Jeannette’s last years comfortable and happy for her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, and two nephews, Joseph and Jeffrey Loughner.

In addition to her husband and daughters, she is survived by grandchildren Spencer Brimage of Washington, D.C., and Jenna Brimage of Woodland as well as her “adopted” family, Jill and Jim Mahaffey and their children, Alyssa and Bryce of Pennsylvania. Jill is the daughter of Alice and Bruce Hubbell, who were longtime Davis residents.

She is also survived by nieces JoAnn Anderson and Elaine Zangari, and nephews Larry Powers and Frank Wolfgang, all of Pennsylvania, and their families.

A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Woodland. McNary’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817; or the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 4860 Y St., Sacramento, CA, 95817.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 14, 2006.)

HORNBOSTEL

Wilmer Adolph Hornbostel

Wilmer Adolph Hornbostel died in Sutter-Davis Hospital Friday, Aug. 2, 2002 at age 82.

Born June 21, 1920, in Palmer, Kansas, Mr. Horbostel was the son of Earnest H. and Alwine Meyer Hornbostel. He graduated in 1943 from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Neb., and started a 40-year teaching career. His first assignment was a one-room Lutheran school in Schuyler, Neb. Thereafter, he taught at Lutheran schools in St. Louis Mo., Independence Kansas, Fresno California, and Woodland where he moved in 1959 to be teaching principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School. When that school closed in 1963, he became a public school teacher at Laugenour, Plainfield, and 17 years at Lee Junior High School, retiring in 1983. He served Woodland Education Association as treasurer, school representative, and president. He was a member of California Retired Teachers Association and a life member of the national education honorary society, Phi Delta Kappa.

In upgrading his science knowledge, he attended many science classes at CSUS, UCD, and UOP in Stockton, as well as annual meetings of the Elementary School Science Association. At Lee, Mr. Hornbostel organized and managed the model rocket club. He was an amateur magician, an avocation since his own high school days, and gave shows through the years to various groups and birthday parties, using the name Merwil. He was active in Sacramento Area Magicians and helped young budding magicians to learn the craft. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Woodland Community Chorus, and Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers.

Mr. Hornbostel is survived by his wife of 25 years, Betty Logue Echols Hornbostel of Woodland; sons, Bruce Wilmer and wife Mary of Sacramento and Philip Martin of Woodland; daughter, Joy Elisabeth Webb and husband James of Roseville; granddaughters, Jinne Jill Horger and husband Jon and their son, Christian of Sacramento, Penelope Jane Yanez and children Shae Celeste and Evan Zane of Roseville, and David Jonathan of Sacramento; stepchildren, Marjorie Echols Sturtevant and husband Michael of Fairfax, Thomas Dean Echols and wife Louise and their children, Marshall Dean and Kristina Marie, Peter Harold Echols and wife Cherrill, and her son, Shawn Callahan, all of Woodland. He was also survived by his sister, Lulu Dankenbring of Lynn, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beata Juergensen, in 1976; and stepson, James Marshall Echols, in 1997.

A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gibson Road and Cottonwood Ave. in Woodland, with Pastor Henry Scherer officiating.

A private interment service for family members will take place at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodland; Alzheimer's Association; or Courtyard Healthcare in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Hornbostel is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HORNBOSTEL

Bruce Wilmer Hornbostel (1st of 2 obituaries)

A sudden heart attack took the life of Bruce Wilmer Hornbostel Feb. 12, 2005 at his home in Carmichael. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer A. and Beata Juergensen Hornbostel, in addition to stepbrother, James M. Echols. He was born in Independence, Kan., grew up in Woodland until moving to Sacramento 30 years ago. He was a 1966 graduate of Woodland High School and a long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodland.

Bruce worked 18 years in State of California departments including Veterans Affairs, Housing Finance Agency, Public Employees Retirement System and Employment Development Department. He worked for 17 years at Sutter Health, most recently as information systems analyst. During these years, he spent 10 years teaching computer-related classes at Foothill College for the plumber's union.

The many talents and interests of Bruce Hornbostel included building computers, doing audio and disc jockey jobs for private parties, sailing, river rafting, softball and motorcycling. After being blessed to meet Mary, he cut back a little on his outside interests, but added in recent years traveling and cruising.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Mary C. Whalen Hornbostel; his brother, Philip Hornbostel; his sister and her husband, Joy and James Webb; his niece, Jinne Horger and husband John and son Christian; his niece, Penelope Yanez and children Shae and Evan and his nephew, David Jonathan Webb.

Echols family members are his stepmother, Betty Hornbostel Wegener; stepsister, Majorie Sturtevant and husband Michael; stepbrother, Thomas D. and wife Louise and their children, Marshall and Kristina; stepbrother, Peter H. and wife Cherrill and son Shawn.

Whalen family survivors are Bruce's mother-in-law, Gloria Whalen of Florida; father-in-law, James M. Whalen and his wife Judy of South Carolina; brothers-in-law, James E. and daughter, Katherine Ann; Thomas F. and wife Maribeth and their daughter Katherine Mary.

Bruce graduated from Woodland High School in 1966, attended UC Davis briefly and graduated from Sacramento City College. He thereafter took many classes in accounting, auditing and data processing. His friends were the beneficiaries of his computer skills.

Memorials may be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, 530 Bercut Dr., Sacramento 95814 in honor of his father.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Arden Way in Sacramento, the site of Bruce and Mary's wedding in 1994. A private interment will be at Woodland's Monument Hill Cemetery the following day. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 22, 2005.)

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Bruce Wilmer Hornbostel (1947-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Bruce Wilmer Hornbostel died at his home in Carmichael Saturday, Feb. 12 at age 57.

Mr. Hornbostel was born Dec. 25, 1947 in Independence, Kan. to the late Wilmer A. and Beata Juergensen Hornbostel and grew up in Woodland. He was a 1966 graduate of Woodland High School, attended UC Davis and graduated from Sacramento City College. He was a long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodland. He worked 18 years in State of California departments including Veterans Affairs, Housing Finance Agency, Public Employees Retirement System and Employment Development Department. Later, he worked for 17 years at Sutter Health, most recently as information systems analyst. Also he spent 10 years teaching computer-related classes at Foothill College for the plumber's union.

Survivors include Mr. Hornbostel's wife of 11 years, Mary C. Whalen Hornbostel; his sister, Joy Webb and her husband James; his brother, Philip Hornbostel; his nieces, Jinne Horger and her husband John and Penelope Yanez; his nephew, David Jonathan Webb; his grandnieces and nephews, Christian and Shae and Evan; his stepmother, Betty Hornbostel Wegener; stepsister, Majorie Sturtevant and her husband Michael; his stepbrothers, Thomas D. and his wife Louise and Peter H. and his wife Cherrill; his stepnieces and nephews, Shawn, Marshall and Kristina; his mother-in-law, Gloria Whalen of Florida; father-in-law, James M. Whalen and his wife Judy of South Carolina; brothers-in-law, James E. and his daughter, Katherine Ann; Thomas F. and his wife Maribeth and their daughter Katherine Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepbrother, James M. Echols.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Hornbostel's name be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, 530 Bercut Dr., Sacramento 95814 in honor of his father.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Arden Way in Sacramento. A private interment will be at held Thursday, Feb. 24 Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 23, 2005.)

HORSFIELD

Delnor "Del" Starr Horsfield

Delnor "Del" Starr Horsfield died Jan. 4, 2005, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was 84.

Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, she married Keith Horsfield May 15, 1941, and ranched with him in southern Alberta until 1960.

They moved to Santa Rosa - where her children attended Montgomery High School and Santa Rosa Junior College - then to Davis in 1969, where she owned a health food store, The Health Hut. She was a member of Soroptimist International of Davis. In 1973, she and her husband retired to Westbank, British Columbia.

After her husband's death in 1977, she remained active in the Westbank United Church, where she sang in the choir and volunteered in the thrift shop.

Her family says she enjoyed gardening, swimming and traveling to exotic places. In July 2004, she said goodbye to her friends in Westbank and moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to live near her youngest daughter, Holly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Horsfield; and her two brothers, Bud and Charlie Starr.

She is survived by her five children, Brian and his wife Louanne of Federal Way, Wash.; Lynne and her husband Paul of San Francisco; Janet and her husband Doug of Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Vicki and her husband Ron of Montreal, Canada; and Holly and her husband Rick of Athol, Idaho; and six grandchildren, Amy and her husband Gord, Tracy and her husband Brendan, Riley, Cayleigh, Darin and Ryan.

She is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Malcolm and Gwyneth; as well as her sister, Ethel Husby and sister-in-law, Thelma Starr.

A memorial service will be held this spring in Westbank.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday January 8, 2005.)

HORSLEY

Franz Allen Horsley

Franz Allen Horsley passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2005 at his beloved home in Danville, California, at the age of 94 years. He was born on Oct. 5, 1911 in Kellogg, Idaho, and soon moved to his pioneer family’s headquarters In Waterford, California. He resided in Danville for 55 years. Allen graduated from the School of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1934, and then began a distinguished 35-year career with Shell Oil. He married his college sweetheart, Kathleen Fanoe, in 1937, and started a family that would eventually extend to three sons, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

During his time with Shell, he received eight patents. He was instrumental in bringing synthetic rubber from the test tube to actual full scale production early in World War II when the nation had lost its sources of natural rubber. His work was invaluable to the war effort. He retired as a senior executive and head of a division for Shell. In 1964 he bought an apricot and almond orchard in Winters. He was active in farming until his death and always loved the country and the freedom of outdoor life. An accomplished sailor, he won the San Francisco Bay championship in the Mermaid class as a member of the Richmond Yacht Club. He loved to fly fish and spent some of his most cherished moments on the Tuolumne River in his youth, on the streams of Yosemite with his sons, and at the Klamath River in his 80’s and 90’s. Allen was active in community service throughout his life. He was a member of the school board in San Ramon Valley for 10 years. He never accepted injustice, leading and participating in many successful legal battles. He never gave up. He never quit. His word was his bond. He was a man of the century and will be sorely missed by his family and all those he touched. A scholar, a knight, a father, farmer and a friend, Allen will be remembered by all who had the good fortune to know him.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 5, 2006.)

HOUGH

Steven J. Hough

Steven J. Hough died on April 12, 2005, at Stanford Medical Center, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 50 years old.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The funeral begins at 11 a.m. A reception follows in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall.

Born Oct. 19, 1954, in Camden, N.J., he was a Davis resident for the past 11 years. He worked for 29 years in engineering, maintenance and management, most recently as a tomato operations engineer for Campbell Soup Co.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Holland Hough of Davis; his son, Steven Charles Hough of Pennsylvania; his daughter, Laura Elizabeth Hough of Davis; his mother, Phyllis Pere and her husband John of Lumberton, N.J.; and his father, David H. Hough and his wife Jackie of San Diego.

He is further survived by his sister, Jan Bottcher of Ridgewood, N.J.; and his brother, David A. Hough of Bellevue, Wash.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617. 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," Friday, April 15, 2005.)

HOUSE

Frances Dee House

Frances Dee House passed away on April 7, 2005, at her home in Winters. Born on June 12, 1943, in Pueblo, Colorado, she was 61 years old.

Fran was a 41-year resident of Yolo County. A waitress and lead server all of her life, she also took care of people in need.

She is survived by her daughter Diana Jacobs, of Medway, Maine; sons Bill Easely, of Whitesboro, Texas and Matthew House, of Winters; sisters Jean Lawrence, and Patricia Reed, both of Woodland, and brothers John Roark, of Woodland and Steve Roark, of Alverta. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Fran was preceded in death by her mother, Mable Roark, her father Henry Roark and her brother, Kennith Roark.

A remembrance service was held on Monday, April 11, at Gateway Chapel in Winters. Pastor Steve Rutledge presided.

Memorials may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P. O. 1014, Davis, CA 95616, or to the American Cancer Society.

McNary’s Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 14, 2005.)

HOUSER

Alden Franklin "Frank" Houser

Alden Franklin "Frank" Houser died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Sacramento. He was 72.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland, with the Rev. John Hill officiating.

Born in Blevins, Ark., to Alden and Essie (Clayburn) Houser, where he resided and attended local schools, he moved to Knights Landing as a young man. He became a Woodland resident in 1953 and resided there for the past 52 years. He was self-employed, and began Housers Septic Tank Service, where he worked until his retirement in 2004, with his business continuing on. He was a 15-year member of Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 1299 and the Woodland Church of Christ on Kentucky Avenue.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Houser of Woodland; daughter Trudy Medina of West Sacramento; sons Robert Barron of Woodland and James Houser of Oklahoma; and five grandchildren.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Yolo Hospice in his memory.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 4, 2005.)

HORSTING

Ruth J. Horsting

Ruth Johnson Horsting, or "Ma Renu" as she was affectionately known to friends and fellow yoga students around the world, died at home in Bonny Doon on Nov. 26, 2000, at age 81.

Born in Chicago on Jan. 18, 1919, she was educated at Northwestern University, earning her bachelor of arts (Phi Beta Kappa) in English literature in 1940. After studying painting and sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute from 1946 to 1950, she became a professional artist, and later returned to Northwestern University, where she received a master's of fine arts in 1959. Before leaving Chicago, she won the Pauline Palmer award for her work in sculpture, the Chicago Art Institute Alumni Prize.

In 1959, she moved to California and joined the faculty at UC Davis. She was an accomplished artist, both a sculptor and printmaker, who helped build the internationally renowned UCD art department. Along with Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, Roy De Forest, Dan Shapiro, Roland Petersen, William Wiley, Manuel Neri and many great visiting artists, she focused the art world's attention on Northern California. She exhibited in both group and one-woman shows in Chicago, New York, Arizona State University, University of California and Sacramento's Crocker Museum. She co-authored, "History of Fashions" published by John Wiley and sons in 1970.

After the death of her son William in 1971, she took early retirement from the university to devote herself fully to the study of Ashtanga yoga. She became the American sponsor of silent yoga master Baba Hari Dass, and the editor of several of his books, including "Silence Speaks," "Fire Without Fuel" and "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali."

She was founder and president of Sri Rama Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting orphaned children in India. She was one of the original founders and contributors of the Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville. She traveled tirelessly to India, eventually establishing a children's home and school, as well as a free medical clinic in rural India. The home houses 50 orphaned or destitute children. The school educates more than 250 village students who otherwise would have no educational opportunity. The medical clinic, which provides preventative care and medical treatment to all in need, is the only facility available in a 50-kilometer radius.

She shared her study and understanding of Ashtanga yoga with students all over the world. She will be deeply missed by her family, by the children and staff in India, and by members of the Hanuman Fellowship, Mount Madonna Center and Pacific Cultural Center (all in California), Salt Spring Center and Ashtanga Yoga Fellowship (both in Canada) and students in Japan and Mexico where she traveled to teach and practice.

She is survived by her devoted son, Walter Horsting of Sacramento, loving daughter, Archana Horsting Harper and son-in-law, Gregory Lee Harper of Emeryville, and granddaughters, Juleah Horsting and Gwendolyn Anjali Harper.

The family wants to thank Ruth Horsting's caregivers for the priceless love offered. A memorial service will begin at 9 a.m. at Mount Madonna Center at 445 Summit Road in Watsonville on Saturday, Dec. 9. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Sri Rama Foundation Orphanage, c/o PO Box 2550, Santa Cruz, CA 95063.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," November 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HORTON

Chester Temple Horton

Chester Temple Horton died suddenly Dec. 3, 2003, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. Born May 18, 1920, in Wilmington, Mass., he was 83 years old.

Horton had served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1951. While on leave for the Thanksgiving holiday during World War II, he was introduced to his future wife by her two brothers. Chet and Virginia just visited those same brothers this past Thanksgiving.

After the service, Horton worked as a general contractor and later for Ventura and Sonoma counties as a building inspector for more than 25 years. He was respected for his knowledge of the trades and his ethics regarding the building code.

His main interests included his family, sports (especially baseball and hockey), bridge, picture puzzles and carpentry projects. He coached baseball for several years in Somis, where he lived for 45 years in a house he had built. He built the bleachers and raised the funds for lighting so Somis' teams could play night and day. His dedication to baseball was acknowledged in a letter from the National Baseball Hall of Fame that "saluted the Chet Hortons of America."

He also was always helping others through church and community projects. He loved music and was always singing or humming a song. He was a member of a national organization promoting barbershop quartets.

He was described by his family as a quiet man who enjoyed sharing little-known sports statistics, giving sage advice or asking the question, "When do we eat?"

Chet and Virginia Horton moved to Davis in April 2002. Although a local resident for only a short time, he became a regular at the Monday night bridge games at the Davis Senior Center, and he and his wife attended Friday afternoon get-togethers where they would sing old favorites with friends.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Horton of Davis; his children, Linda Stowe and her husband Steve of Burlington, Ky., Charlie Horton and his wife Ann of Boulder Creek, and Susie Quinn and her husband Pat of Davis; and a sister, Clara Horton of Marblehead, Mass.

He'll be missed by his grandchildren, Shannon Stowe of Palo Alto, Ryan Stowe of Portland, Ore., Brandon Stowe of Brooklyn, N.Y., Erin Brouse of Sonora, and Kelly Quinn, Joey Leishman, Peter Horton and Rosemary Horton, all of Boulder Creek; and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Brouse of Sonora.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Burial will be private, at the Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests remembrances be made in his name to the Samaritan's Purse, a branch of the Billy Graham Ministry, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, December 6, 2003.)

HORTON

Florence Virginia Horton

Florence Virginia Horton died early Sept. 28, 2004, after a lengthy illness. She was 78.

At her request, no funeral service will be held. Instead, friends are invited to a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road.

Born to Newton and Peggy Hillyer on May 16, 1926, in Los Angeles, she grew up in North Hollywood, where she met her husband of 57 years, Chet Horton.

Her two brothers brought her future husband home with them for a Thanksgiving holiday leave during World War II.

After they married on Feb. 23, 1946, the newlyweds spent a few years in Wilmington, Mass., where their first child, Linda, was born. Returning to California, they became the parents of Charlie and Susie, and settled for 45 years in a little town in Southern California called Somis. Together, the Hortons built a home for their family that is still the pride of North Street.

They moved from Somis to Sebastapol, where they lived for several years, followed by a move to Davis in April 2002 to be near family.

Her family describes her as being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also an accomplished artist. Her paintings and watercolors are cherished by family and friends.

She held one-person art shows in Southern California and illustrated a book, "The Legend of Juel the Wishing Tree." The moral of this book was, "think of others rather than yourself and the reward will ultimately be yours," which is how the family describes how she lived.

She will be remembered for her strong Christian faith and her compassion for others. She was also a musician, gardener, fisherwoman, birdwatcher, craftsperson and an all-around nature lover.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet, in December 2003.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Linda Stowe and her husband Steve of Burlington, Ky.; Charlie Horton and his wife Ann of Boulder Creek; and Susie Quinn and her husband Pat of Davis.

She is also survived by her brothers and their spouses, Nat Hillyer and his wife Betty of Burbank, and Dick Hillyer and his wife Dorothy of Chatsworth.

She will be missed by her grandchildren, Shannon Stowe of Palo Alto; Ryan Stowe of Portland, Ore.; Brandon Stowe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Erin Brouse of Sonora; Kelly Quinn of Berkeley; Joey Leishman of San Jose; and Peter Horton and Rosemary Horton of Boulder Creek; and great-granddaughter Cheyenne Virginia Brouse of Sonora.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 9617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 5, 2004.)

HOSKING

Esther M. Hosking

Esther M. Hosking of Davis died Feb. 4, 2004. Born Nov. 10, 1912, in Madera to Thomas and Ora Bradley, she was 91 years old.

"She was a very loving and fun person and will be greatly missed by all," her family says.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, the Rev. G.C. Hosking.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lee Irish, and grandson, Garfield Irish, both of Davis; and brother, Lester Bradley and his wife Miller of Oregon.

A private graveside service is planned in Davis.

Remembrances in her name may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

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

HOSLEY

C. Thomas Hosley

C. Thomas Hosley, a school administrator for more than 50 years, died Oct. 12, 2003, at the University Retirement Community in Davis from the effects of a stroke suffered in August. He was 80.

Born Nov. 30, 1922, near Klamath Falls, Ore., he was a student at San Jose State University when World War II broke out. He left for officer's candidate school, eventually becoming a lieutenant junior grade aboard the U.S. Navy minesweeper YMS 51, which saw action near the Philippines, Korea, China and Japan.

After receiving his bachelor's degree in music at San Jose State, he began teaching music in 1946. He was named the first principal of Hillview School in Los Altos at age 26 -- starting a string of opening new educational facilities that lasted throughout his career.

He went on to earn his master's degree and doctorate in education from Stanford University. In 1958 he became the first principal of Atwater High School in Merced County. In 1961 he became superintendent of schools for the Paso Robles Unified School District. Starting in 1964, he simultaneously served as interim superintendent of the newly formed Cuesta Community College District in San Luis Obispo County.

In 1966 he became the assistant superintendent-vice president of the new Solano Community College District, a position he held until retiring in 1983. He played a key role in the building of the district's new campus when it moved from a former junior high school in Vallejo to a more central location off Interstate 80, near Fairfield.

An accomplished brass player, he started on the cornet in school and continued to perform in the U.S. Navy, in the San Jose State Marching Band and in an assortment of ensembles and orchestras. His greatest love was the French horn, which he played with the San Jose Symphony, Mare Island Band, Martinez Band and the Solano College Band. He continued to play the instrument with the Yolo County Concert Band and the UC Davis Concert Band until he was hospitalized in August.

He was a charter member of the Camel Barn Museum in Benicia and served as president of its board of directors. He was also a docent at the museum and volunteered as the photo archivist, which complemented his own interests as an amateur photographer.

He was commodore of Vallejo Yacht club and, on his boat Snowflake, sailed throughout the San Francisco Bay and Delta regions and up and down the coast of California, including a voyage to the San Juan Islands in Canada. He was also the yacht club historian for 17 years. Articles he wrote about the club and the history of Benicia were published in local historical journals.

At the University Retirement Community in Davis he served as vice president of the resident's council and enjoyed being an active member of the URC golf group, which played weekly at Davis Municipal Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Hosley of Davis, whom he met in college and married in San Francisco in 1944. He is also survived by his brother, J. Edward Hosley of Mercer Island, Wash.; children Charlotte Backstedt of El Cajon, David Hosley of El Macero, James Hosley of Arcata and Paul Hosley of Davis, and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers and cards, friends and family may make contributions to the Hosley Family Scholarship Fund c/o the Solano College Educational Foundation, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun, CA. 94585.

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

HOSMAN

Irene Lydia (Polzin) Hosman

Irene Lydia (Polzin) Hosman died at home in Esparto Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at age 93.

Born Oct. 23, 1908, in Netawaka, Kan., Mrs. Hosman was a well-known pianist in the Napa area.

Mrs. Hosman is survived by her husband, Harold W. Hosman of Esparto; daughters, Judith Winger of Napa, and Victoria Myers and husband T. Marshall of Esparto; son, H. Wayne Hosman Jr. of South Lake Tahoe; sister, Clara Wright of Nampa, Idaho; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Hosman no services are scheduled.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

HOUK Sr.

Williard B. Houk Sr.

Willard B. Houk Sr., a former longtime resident of Davis, died Jan. 9, 2001, at Parkview Hospital in New Haven. Born Dec. 21, 1912, in Auburn, Ind., to Charles Houk and Ethyl Bauserman, he was 88.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Houk, who died in 1984. He is survived by his second wife, Marcile "Marcie" (Crabill-Edwards) Houk.

He was a member of the Antioch Lutheran Church and the former owner/operator of H&C Shoe Store in Davis.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughters, Debbie Kennedy of Davis and Laurel Magerowski of Boston, Mass.; his sons, Dan Houk of Davis and Williard B. Houk Jr. of Sacramento; stepdaughter, Tina Stephenson of Monroeville, Ind.; stepson, Tony Bradtmueller of Hoagland, Ind; and three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, as well as a stepdaughter, Diana Bradtmueller in 1995; two brothers, John and James Houk and two sisters, HettieAnn Flora and Margaret Nagel.

Services will be Friday at the Antioch Lutheran Church, Hoagland. Special military services will be Friday by the Monroeville VFW and American Legion Posts in the Anthioch Lutheran Church, Hoagland. Visitation will be between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville, Ind. He will be buried at Davis Cemetery in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 10, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

HOUSER

Clotilda R. Houser

Clotilda Rose Houser died Jan. 1, 2001, in the Alderson's Convalescent Hospital. Born June 1, 1905, in Veseyville, N.D., to George and Mary Barta, she was 95.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 15 years. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

She is survived by her daughters, Connie Dunn and Gloria Parker, both of Woodland; Alma Johnson of Santa Cruz and Rosalie Andrews of Clifton, Va. She is also survived by her son, Lauren Kotaska of Elk Grove; her brother, Evarist Barta of Pisek, N.D.; as well as 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bert J. Kotaska, in 1951, and her second husband, Adolph Houser in 1965, as well as eight brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at McNary's Chapel in Woodland with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 3, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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