Madeline Reis Howard
Madeline Reis Howard died at Palm Gardens Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at age 91.
She was born in San Francisco April 17, 1911 to Joseph and Madeline (Moniz) Howard.
She lived in Daly City before moving to Woodland four and half years ago. She was employed by General Electric for 26 years, and was a member of the SPRSI Portuguese Society.
Mrs. Howard is survived by brothers Abel Reis and wife Delores of Petaluma, and George Reis of Salinas; stepson Jack Howard and wife Joyce of Lincoln; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral mass scheduled for noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Holy Rosary Church.
Visitation is scheduled from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at McNary's Chapel.
Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma.
Family members request donations be made to Yolo Hospice or to the agency of the donor's choice.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, October 14, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)
Born Oct. 19, 1934, in Pampa, Texas, Mr. Howard moved with his family to Southern California where he lived for 33 years.
He moved his family to Woodland in 1974 where he resided for 25 years. He and his wife retired to Bullhead City, Ariz. in 1999 where he resided until his death.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was stationed out of San Diego. According to his family members, "he was a journeyman carpenter and an avid Bass fisherman all of his life."
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carmen Howard of Bullhead City, Ariz.; son, Matthew Howard and wife Diana of Bend, Ore.; daughter, Terri Tuck of Woodland; and son, James Howard and wife Lisa of Woodland.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kacie Tuck, Brandon Tuck, Breanna Howard, all of Woodland, Christine Howard and David Howard, both of Bend, Ore.; stepmother, Dorothy Howard of Vacaville; siblings, Nancy Smith of Vacaville, Edward Graddy of Canadian, Texas, Dick Howard of Woodland, Bobbi Weaver of Sacramento and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his father, Warren M. Howard; mother, Cassie Silver; and brothers, Irvin and Sam Howard.
Friends are invited to attend the visitation scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).)
Norman Gene Howard died unexpectedly Jan. 10, 2001, in Sacramento. Born in Honolulu on Jan. 27, 1965, to Ronald and Donna Howard, he was 35.
He was a resident of Yolo County for 25 years, having moved here with his family when he was 10. He attended Whitehead Elementary and Lee Junior High School. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1983.
While in high school, he was a member of the wrestling team. He was interested in karate and had achieved his brown belt. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 1988 to November 1999. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his parents, Ron and Donna Howard of Woodland. He is also survived by his daughter, Casey Renee Gabbard of Seattle; brothers, Michael Howard of Woodland; Tim Howard and wife Tracy of Missoula, Mont.; Brian Howard and wife Stacy of Wiley, Tex.; Ron Howard and wife Eunice of Sacramento and paternal grandmother Ethel Howard of Antioch. He is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and many other friends and family members.
Visitation will be at McNary's Chapel from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday with a funeral service following at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Woodland Wayfarers Center, 201 Fourth St., Woodland, CA 95695.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Jan. 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Troy William Howard-Dalhaus
Troy William Howard-Dalhaus passed away Sunday, Sept. 26 at the age of 36. He was born April 20, 1968 at Camp Pendleton.
Troy attended schools in southern California. He was self-employed and attended the Woodland Family Worship Center Troy is survived by his fiancée Melanie Burton of Woodland and his son, Tanner Dalhaus, both of Woodland, his former wife Kimberly Dalhaus and daughters Mikayla and Hailey Dalhaus of San Leandro; and Suzanne Farrell and their children, Cody and Reed Dalhaus of Woodland, mother Gail Skellchock and her husband Robert of Woodland. Father Dean Howard and his wife Debbie of Briggs. Maternal grandmother Ella Frost of Davis and paternal grandmother Stella Howard of Arkansas. Brothers David Howard of Vacaville and Brandon Howard of Woodland. Stepsister, Tiffany Brown and her husband Anthony of Hawaii. Stepbrother, Derek Skellchock of Colorado. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Herchel Frost and Elzy W. Howard; his brother Dwayne N. Howard and his uncle Oscar N. Howard.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 506 Cottonwood St., Woodland at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to the trust fund set up for his children, Woodland Branch, Wells Fargo Bank, Gail Skellchock for Troy Dalhaus.
McNary's Chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 01, 2004.)
Marcia Howe (obituary)
By Cory Golden/Enterprise staff writer Earlier this week, Dennis Cowan found himself typing an e-mail message about Marcia Howe's death.
"I don't think she wants to rest in peace," he told friends. "She has too much to do to be peaceful. For her there was always more to do, always more to be."
An accomplished environmentalist and outspoken advocate of tolerance, Howe died in her Davis home Sunday, April 20, 2003, from lung disease. She was 53.
With Gary Matson, Howe co-founded the Carter House Natural Science Museum in Redding and that city's arboretum. Both were later enveloped by the 300-acre Turtle Bay Museum and Arboretum, which opened in June.
Matson was also the father of Howe's daughter, Clea. In 1999 he was murdered with his partner, Winfield Mowder, in one of the state's most notorious hate crimes.
Two Redding brothers were charged with the shootings: one, Benjamin Matthew Williams, committed suicide in jail; the other, James Tyler Williams, pleaded guilty.
In the weeks following Matson's death, Howe, spokesperson for grieving friends and family, called for tolerance.
A trustee on a number of Howe's projects, Cowan described Howe as "extraordinarily dedicated" -- the driving force behind Carter House and later Turtle Bay.
"She was passionate, she had a vision," Cowan said. "There were no boundaries for her. She was kind and considerate, but she had very definite beliefs. She and I often argued, as friends do, but she was respectful of other people's opinions.
"Some people didn't get along with her, but it was very hard to dislike her."
Born in Gouverneur, N.Y., on Sept. 18, 1949, Howe grew up an Army brat in New York, Germany, Maryland and California. Her sister, Sandra Larson of Veneta, Ore., said Howe took after their mother, a spunky liberal.
Howe began dating Matson in 1967. They were attending UC Santa Cruz then. She would later earn her bachelor's degree in social science from Sonoma State University, then a master's degree in organizational planning from Phoenix University.
Howe gave birth to her daughter in 1979. She and Matson chose not to marry. They later split after Matson revealed his homosexuality, but remained fast friends, sharing the responsibility of rearing Clea.
"It was a remarkable, wonderful relationship," Larson said.
Howe resigned as senior vice president of Turtle Bay not long after Carter House became part of it in 1997. She moved to Davis, working for the Yolo Basin Foundation and for Dangermond and Associates, the Sacramento-based designer of Redding's arboretum.
Larson said Howe's hobbies, like hiking and travelling, blurred with her life's work. Always planning activities for friends, Howe was quick-witted, a person equally fun on a foray to a casino or at the opera.
Her sister was diagnosed with a serious lung disease last year, but the trauma and heartache caused by the murders contributed to Howe's death, Larson believes.
Howe's condition worsened dramatically of late, and she was forced to use an oxygen tank.
Still, she remained sure she would beat the disease, that she would walk on the beach with her daughter.
It is one of the few goals Howe did not realize, Larson said, but her spirit, and Matson's, remain alive in Clea, a senior at UC Santa Cruz.
"She's a strong woman, she's not a follower," Larson said. "She's committed to a better world, just like Marcia was."
A tribute to Howe is planned for Sunday at 2 p.m. in Pala Cedro, at the International Order of Odd Fellows building.
The family suggests donations to the Yolo Basin Foundation, the San Francisco General Hospital interstitial lung diseases program and PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday April 23, 2003.)
Marcia Howe (memorial service)
The Yolo Basin Foundation, the California Department of Fish and Game and the Dangermond Group invite friends of Marcia Howe to gather for a celebration of her life at the Yolo Wildlife Area on Sunday at 5 p.m. She died on April 20, 2003.
A tree will be planted near a newly created pond in her memory, and friends are encouraged to plant sedges around the water's edge. All planting materials will be provided.
Signs will be posted at the entrance to the Wildlife Area to guide guests to the site. In case of inclement weather, call Yolo Basin Foundation at 758-1018 for revised plans.
(Announcement from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 29, 2003.)
Birge HOWELL (1890) (obit.)
The Late B. Howell
Birge Howell's body was taken from Madison, on Friday, of last week, to Woodland, to be embalmed, and was taken back to Madison, on Monday of this week, to await the arrival of his people from Canada. Mr. Woods and wife - brother-in-law and sister of deceased - reached Madison on Wednesday night. The body will not be taken back to Canada, but will be buried in Woodland.
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A Mail reporter yesterday viewed the remains of the late B. Howell, who died at Esparto some days ago. They were on exhibition at Stephens & Bean's Undertaking Parlor, after having been embalmed by L.O. Stephens. At the time of his death the deceased was emaciated, but after the remains were taken through Mr. Stephens’ process of embalming they appeared almost as natural as in life. - Mail, October 7
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The funeral of the late B. Howell will be held in Madison tomorrow at 11 a.m. The interment will take place at Woodland.
(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Saturday, October 11, 1890, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)
Donna Jean Howell
Donna Jean Howell, age 62, passed away in Seeley Lake, Montana on April 15, 2003, after a 50-year battle with diabetes.
No words can describe the dignity with which she handled her life-long health problems.
Donna was born Sept. 30, 1940 in Polson, Montana. She was raised in Montana and later lived in Seattle, Washington, where she married William Howell in 1969. She and her family moved to Woodland in 1973. Donna resided in Woodland for a majority of the time from 1973 to 2001, when she moved to Montana. She was a member of the Woodland Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2345 for over 25 years.
Donna is survived by her mother, Ruth Evans-Ladwig of Palmdale; her two sons, Carey Howell and his wife, Jennifer, of Antelope, and Robert Howell and his wife, Leticia, of Woodland; her three grandsons, Matthew, Christopher, and Andrew; her brother, Dennis Rathbun of Salt Lake City, Utah; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Paul Rathbun.
The family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 37650 Highway 16, Woodland.
(A photograph of Donna Howell is included with this obituary.)
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 30, 2003.)
Jeffrey Scott Howell
Jeffrey Scott Howell was born on July 15, 1966 in Concord, Ca. He passed away on Friday, April 2, 2004 at his resident in Woodland, Ca., at age 37.
He was a Woodland resident for the past 33 years. Jeffrey attended Woodland schools, Beamer grammar, Lee Jr. High, and graduated from Woodland High School. He enjoyed spending time with his brother, collecting Matchbox and Hotwheel cars, watching Football, Boxing and old movies on TV. Jeffrey was also quit the artist and loved listening to Rock and Roll music.
Survivors include his parents, Mervyn and Betty Howell; brother, William Lee Howell, all of Woodland; grandmothers, Ercie Lytal of Arbuckle, Oleta Kalfsbeek of Williams; uncles, Robert Lytal and Tony Lytal, both of Arbuckle; aunts, Johnnie Wright of Boger, Texas, and Glenda Gustafson of Grimes; niece, Melissa Howell of Woodland; and numerous cousins.
A celebration of Jeffrey's life will be held graveside on Thursday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the Arbuckle Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Jeffrey's name to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road Burlingame, Ca. 94010.
Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 07, 2004.)
SAMUEL H. HOY CLAIMED BY DEATH
Samuel H. Hoy, pioneer resident of Yolo county, and one of Winters' most colorful citizens passed to his reward at 10:30 Monday night after an illness of about six weeks duration.
Mr. Hoy was born in Sacramento 71 years ago and made Yolo County, Winters in particular his home all these years.
His father was William Hensley Hoy and mother Susan Shelby Hoy. His father passed away when he was a babe of but six weeks. His mother married James Lillard, a rancher near Plainfield, when Sam was three years of age.
Much of the boyhood of Mr. Hoy was spent at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Ely.
In his youth, he gravitated to race horses, first as a jockey in the employe of Johnnie Adams of Berryessa Valley and later owning some of the best harness horses training them at his own barns and track near Winters, and driving his own string at the big race meets of the State in the days gone by when horse racing was the sport of kings. Colonel Hick man, raised by the late Jude Sims, was Hoy's first horse. Two of the best of his barns were Kelley Briggs and Rita H., both pacers. Kelley Briggs had a record of 2:06.
As the race horse business waned Mr. Hoy planted his 50 acre race track property to almonds which he farmed himself.
When a boy Mr. Hoy attended school at Buckeye in the days when Buckeye was a budding town, and the only town around. He also went to school at Pine Grove before the school house at Winters was built.
Arriving at the age of 19 he had already discovered his life mate and was married to Miss Sarah Steward who survives him. Four children survive this union, William H. and Ben E. Hoy, Mrs. Edna Chapman, all of Yolo county and Mrs. Rita Culley of Auburn. A daughter, Mrs. Ruby Ely passed away leaving a son, Robert. There are eight grand children, and one great grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoy have been part of Winters' social life since the town's founding. Mr. Hoy, being musically inclined, often presided at the violin at the early day dances, and as the town grew he joined the first brass band and was always identified with musical organizations.
Politically Mr. Hoy was a Democrat and took considerable interest in politics but never aspired to public office. He was past master of Buckeye Lodge, F. & A. M. and a member for forty-six years.
Funeral services were held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at Kraft Bros. Chapel in Woodland, Rev. Alec G. Nichols of Winters Methodist church officiating.
Interment was in the cemetery at Winters, the Masonic Lodge conducting services at the grave side.
Song services were rendered by C. P. and C.S. Culton, and the pallbearers were G.D. Cooper, J.R. Briggs, R.B. Bigelow, J.W. Lamme, T.D. Parker, and C.E. Smith.
The Winters Express, Friday, June 12, 1931, page 1
(This obituary was contributed by Christine Havnar,
Last Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Sarah Hoy
One of the last of the pioneers who crossed the plains in a covered wagon, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Hoy, 90, was buried here Wednesday following funeral services at the McNary Funeral Home in Woodland. Rev. Ralph Isaacson of the First Christian church officiated.
Mrs. Hugh Woolworth was organist.
Casket bearers were Jack F. Vasey, Gregory M. Vasey, Lester M. Ireland, James Martino, Ray H. Baker and Wayne Sharp.
Mrs. Hoy died early Monday morning at Yolo General hospital where she had been hospitalized for four weeks. She had been in failing health for about a year.
A native of Olem, Iowa, Mrs. Hoy was born October 18, 1862, the daughter of the late Jonah P. and Ellen Stewart, pioneer resident of Winters. She came to this locality with her parents, at the age of ten years, and had since lived continuously in this city. Her home was at 27 Russell street.
She was the widow of Samuel H. Hoy, who died a number of years ago. They observed their fifieth wedding anniversary in 1929.
Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter R. Chapman of Winters, and Mrs. Rita Cully of Auburn; two sons, William H. Hoy of Oakley and Ben E. Hoy of Bieber.
The Winters Express, May 8, 1953, page 1
From CADI: HOY SARAH ELLEN 10/18/1862 SEELY STEWARD F IOWA YOLO 05/04/1953 90 yrs
(The above obituary and information were contributed by Christine Havnar <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
James Samuel Hoyle
James Samuel Hoyle died on Aug. 10, 2005 in Woodland at age 94.
He was born Oct. 5, 1910, in Mobile, Ala., to the late Fred and Loula Clark Hoyle. He had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years. He attended school through the eigth grade and worked for Consolidated Milling Company in South San Francisco as a warehouseman for 45 years. He was also a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include son, James I. Hoyle and wife Rosemary L. Hoyle of Jackson; grandson, James Scott Hoyle and wife Christy Hoyle of Elk Grove and two great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Moreen Hoyle; brothers, Fred Hoyle Jr., Earl Hoyle, and Robert Hoyle; sister, Thelma Cathie; daughter, Peggy Ann Hoyle.
Services: A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 16, 2005, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. Officiating will be Elmer Prout and Jim Hill. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in San Francisco.
McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
Moreen M. Hoyle
Moreen M. Hoyle died at Cottonwood Healthcare on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at age 86. She was born the first of 10 children in Rush Springs, Okla., on Jan. 6, 1916 to the late Vin H. and Carrie B. Irwin.
She had been a resident of Yolo County for 32 years. She and her husband moved to Guinda after retiring and sent their time growing almonds.
They recently moved to the Californian in Woodland. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Woodland.
According to family members, Mrs. Hoyle loved sewing and was an accomplished seamstress.
Mrs. Hoyle is survived by her husband of 67 years, James S. Hoyle of Woodland; son Jim Hoyle and wife Rosemary of Jackson; and grandson James Scott Hoyle and wife Christy of Elk Grove.
She is also survived by sister Alene Ventura of Woodland; brothers Vin Irwin of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Glen Irwin of Tulsa; Okla.; and Houston Irwin of Long Beach.
She was preceded in death by daughter Peggy Ann Hoyle in 1973, sister Fayrene Faulkner, and brothers Robert, Roy, Leon and Elmo Irwin.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at McNary's Chapel.
Internment will be private at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Colma.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 10, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)
Yuan L. Hsieh
Yuan Liao Hsieh died April 24, 2001, in Sacramento. Born March 12, 1914, in Taiwan, she was 87.
A resident of Davis for 31 years, she was a member of the Davis Chinese Christian Church.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Dennis and Lucy Hsieh of Davis, Tom and Kim Hsieh of Davis, Bernice and Ben Song of Palo Alto, and May and Ker Chang of Fountain Valley. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jack Hsieh of Castro Valley; T.J. Hsieh of Davis; Hoy Hsieh of Los Angeles; Anne, Sean and Lynn Hsieh of Davis; Grace Song of Los Angeles; and Elizabeth and Emilie Chang of Los Angeles.
A graveside funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Chinese Christian Church, 536 Anderson Road.
Remembrances may be made in her name to the Asian Community Nursing Center, 7801 Rush River Drive, Sacramento, CA, or to the Davis Chinese Christian Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wedneday, April 26, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Sidney B. Hubbard
Recently diagnosed with cancer, Sidney Bartholomew Hubbard died July 7, 2002, from a diabetic shock. He was 56 years old.
He was born June 8, 1946, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree in history. Upon graduation, he served two years in the Peace Corps in Zambales, the Philippines, where he met his wife Justice.
In 1973, he earned his juris doctor degree from Boston University and later went to work as an attorney for the Inter-Tribal Council of California. While he maintained his membership in the California State Bar, he had not practiced law in more than a decade at the time of his death.
He lived life to the beat of his own drum. He brought his wife to the United States after his Peace Corps stint and together they fought the racism that mixed couples sometimes face. At one time, he became personally responsible for bringing dozens of Justice's family members to this country. He believed himself to be part of the civil rights movement and often provided pro bono legal assistance to those who felt they were oppressed.
For the last decade, he fought and won the battle of drug and alcohol addiction, remaining clean and sober for the last several months of his life. Though he remained homeless for those months, he was known to literally give the shirt off his back to help someone else in need.
He is survived by his children, Bart, Sidney and Ruby Hubbard; their mother, J.D. Asis, formerly J.D. Hubbard; and grandchildren, John, Grey, Brandon, Amer, Allurai and Elaney.
He is further survived by his uncle, Horatio Seaward; brothers, George and John Hubbard; stepsisters, Janet Wilson and Katherine Smythe; stepbrothers, William and Robert Kaczoe; stepmother, Florence Hubbard; and many nephews, nieces and loving friends.
A memorial service was held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park Church of the Valley on July 20. He will be interred Saturday in Niagara Falls Memorial Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 26, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Alice Knapp Hubbs
Alice Knapp Hubbs died on Jan. 30, 2003, in Davis. Born July 17, 1923, to William Pennington and Alice Noble Knapp, she was 79 years old.
She was born and raised in Denver where she received her associate of arts degree before joining the U.S. Navy in 1943. After her discharge from the Navy in 1946, she married and had a son, Tom. In 1949, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where her two daughters, Joyce and Judy, were born.
When she moved to Washington, D.C., in 1971, she began her post as the women's editor for the Stars and Stripes National Tribune, a newspaper serving the U.S. armed forces. She served in this position for eight years before continuing her professional life as a secretary and journalist in Los Angeles. She was able to type 120 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
Always concerned for human rights, she advocated for veterans during the administrations of Presidents Ford and Carter. She continued to be an advocate during her later years at Sierra Health Care, where she never hesitated to speak up on behalf of others.
In 1981, she moved to the Reno, Nev., area to be near her son, Tom, and her grandchildren. She moved to Davis in 1996, living most recently at Sierra Health Care, where she made many friends.
She had many talents and hobbies, including piano playing and singing. She enjoyed writing children's books and was skilled in needlepoint, crewel and embroidery. She loved good books and movies and brought joy to many at Sierra by organizing video tours of the world for the residents. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all of her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Tom Lee of Seattle, Wash., Joyce Bimson and her husband Ted of Davis and Judy Lee of Davis. She is further survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Reno and Davis areas.
A private funeral was held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Feb. 3, 2003. At the family's request, remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 27, 2003.)
Grace Leatrus Hubert
Grace Leatrus Hubert died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at age 85.
Born July 29, 1918, in Franklin, Texas, Mrs. Hubert had been a Yolo County resident for 65 years. She was a self-employed for 40 years and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, William Hubert and wife Candie of Woodland, Leonard Curnuff and wife Cheryl of Woodland; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilford Hubert, in 1950; daughter, Shirley Grace Hubert, in 1950; son, James Alvin, in 1950; and granddaughter, Karen Curnutt.
The family requests memorials be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 650 University Ave., Suite 108, Sacramento 95825. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.
Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Woodland Cemetery.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 10, 2003.)
Harvey (Bud) Irvin Hubert
Harvey (Bud) Irvin Hubert died at his Pleasants Valley home, west of Winters, Friday, April 9, 2004 at the age of 94.
A Winters resident for 90 years, Mr. Hubert was born to John and Artimissa (Davis) Hubert on Dec. 5, 1909 in Palermo. At the time of his birth, his father was working the orange groves. Mr. Hubert's grandfather, Harris Hubert, settled in Pleasants Valley in the 1890s. As a child, Bud and his family lived and worked on the Pleasant Ranch, where he attended Pleasant's Valley School. There he met Welda Tucker, his wife to be, who was a daughter of a pioneer family who had settled in Winters in the 1870s. During the 1920s Bud's father owned and operated a gas station at Fourth Street and Grant Avenue. Bud attended Winters Elementary School. He often told the story about the school swaying back and forth when the wind would blow.
He married Welda in 1932. Bud was employed as a foreman by the Gaddini Ranch. He served in this position for 10 years. Two sons were born to the Hubert family during this time.
In 1942, Mr. Hubert purchased the Sky High Fruit Ranch, next to Welda's father's ranch, the Tucker homestead. The mountaintop orchard was known for having the first apricots of the season, sent to the local and eastern markets. Though the orchard had been neglected for a long time, with hard work Mr. Hubert was successful and paid off the ranch in short order. Two daughters were born in the early 1940s.
Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life. This love has been passed on to his sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his sons Bud, of Yolo, and John and his wife Judith, of Gualala; daughters Gail Gage and her husband Richard, of Winters, and Vicky Hayes and her husband Dale of Washington; grandchildren Lynnette, Elsie, Cara, Jody, Jamie, Mike, Joe, Doug, Nathan, Bill and Lee. He is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hubert was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Welda, in 1983.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, April 13, at the Winters Cemetery.
Remembrances are requested to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95697.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 15, 2004.)
John Archie Hubert
John Archie Hubert passed away in Gualala on Dec. 5, 2003. Born on Sept. 2, 1911 in Winters, he was 92 years old.
Mr. Hubert grew up in the Winters area, and was the third of five children who are all deceased with the exception of an older brother, Bud, who lives on the family ranch in Pleasant Valley.
Mr. Hubert made war ships at the Napa Ship Yard during World War II before moving to Gualala to work in the lumber industry. He owned and operated the Alder Mill for several years. He was a member of the NRA and the AARP.
In addition to his brother, Mr. Hubert is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including James and Judy Hubert of Gualala, Gail Gage and family of Pleasant Valley, and Vicki Hayes and family of Washington state. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Hubert. They did not have children.
At Mr. Hubert's request, no services will be held. His ashes will be scattered at sea, as were his wife's.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 11, 2003.)
Allen J. Huddleston
Allen J. Huddleston, 68, loving husband and father, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.
Mr. Huddleston was born in Fresno, California on Dec. 28, 1931 to Floyd and Marion Huddleston. During his school years he was active in music, playing the trombone with the band and later with a dance band. After graduating from Los Banos High School in 1950 he began a 33 year career as a surveyor for the US Bureau of Reclamation.
Later in Winters he met and married Elsie Griffin, which began a life together that would last over 46 years. Al’s job took the family from California to Chester, Montana, Riverdale and Harvey, North Dakota, and in 1978 to Farmington, New Mexico.
Mr. Huddleston was active in the Cub Scouts helping to form one of the largest packs in Los Banos. He and his wife were also active in the Methodist Church as leaders in the Methodist Youth Fellowship while in Harvey, North Dakota.
Mr. Huddleston is survived by his wife Elsie; sons, Allen Jr. of California, Ron and his wife, Carla, of Colorado and Stephen of Maryland; grandchildren, Casey and Jason; sister, Janice Jackson of Los Banos, California.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Lung Association, (800) 586-4872 (www.lunusa.org).
(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, January 4, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)
The Late Mrs. Hudson
The Funeral Services Were Held This Afternoon
The body of the late Mrs. Catherine Hudson arrived from Napa Thursday evening and was taken to the residence of her son, Andrew Jackson, on Cleveland.
The funeral services were held at the same place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. They were brief but impressive, and were witnessed by a large number of old friends of the deceased. Rev. J.A, Van Anda officiated. A still larger congregation witnessed the closing services at the cemetery. Many friends brought floral offerings, and the little
mound was covered with fragrant flowers.
The pallbearers were Judge Ruggles, Judge Grant, Theodore Dopking, Daniel Farnbam, J. Abbott and Louie Frazee.
(From a Woodland newspaper, 26 May 1899.)
David C. Hudson
David C. Hudson died on Jan. 25, 2003, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on June 26, 1944, in Denver, Colo., to Grant and Theresa Hudson, he was 58 years old.
He graduated from San Juan High School in Sacramento in 1962. He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from UC Davis in 1972. He worked as a computer programmer for UC Davis for many years. He also worked for Resources Management Associates in Fairfield and as a private consultant.
He had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 40 years, living in Winters and Davis. He was an avid hiker in state and national parks as well as an ardent environmentalist. Yosemite was his favorite national park.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Hudson.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kitty Hudson of Davis; father, Grant Hudson of Denver, Colo.; and children, Alexandra Hudson and Evan Hudson, both of Davis. He also leaves his brothers and sisters, Grant, Greg, Geoff, Paul, Kathy and Terry; his nephew, Grant; and his nieces, Ishara and Elana.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Remembrances may be made in his name to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 13th St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612-2603 or to the Natural Resource Defense Council at www.nrdc.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 29, 2003.)
Maria Anita Huerta
Maria Anita Huerta died on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Cottonwood Healthcare Center in Woodland. She was 50.
Born on July 25, 1954, in Buena Vista, Michoacan, Mexico, she resided in Colusa County for the past 30 years. She worked as a laborer in agriculture in Yolo and Colusa counties for 25 years, and was employed for Cache Creek Casino for two years.
Preceding her death were her father Alejandro Mora, who died in 1976, and brother, Migual Mora, in 1994.
She is survived by daughter Olivia and her husband Jose Luis Figueroa II of Esparto; sons Armando and Israel Bernal of Arbuckle; mother Birginia Mora of West Chicago, Ill.; brothers Alejandro Mora of Elk Grove and Manuel Mora of Arbuckle; and sisters Leticia Lopez and Celia Perez of West Chicago and Refugio Huerta of Arbuckle; and grandson Jose Luis Figueroa III of Esparto.
An evening vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 575 California St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, with interment at Arbuckle Cemetery.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of the Evergreeen Funeral Service in Woodland.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 23, 2004.)
Mary Lou Huff
Mary Lou Huff passed away at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas Friday, Oct. 22, at age 66.
Mary was born Aug. 10, 1938 in Nebraska. She was a Yolo County resident for 30 years. She was a graduate of Marshall High School in West Sacramento. She was employed for 24 years with the State of California.
Survivors include Mary's husband of 35 years, Charles R. Huff; her son, Ron Eck; her stepchildren, B. John Huff, Susan C. Huff, Paul Huff and Billy Huff and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Ballew.
Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 27, 2004.)
Myrle Evelyn "Edmonds" Huggins
Myrle Evelyn (Edmonds) Huggins died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Palomar Hospital, Escondido, of complications from heart surgery performed on Oct. 26, 2001, at age 85.
Born June 12, 1916, and a native of Texas, Mrs. Huggins was the daughter of the late William Virgil Edmonds and Sadie Barnes (Honea) Edmonds. She graduated with honors from East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, in 1967. She was a member of the Registry of Medical Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She lived in Woodland from 1967 to 1985. She worked for Woodland Memorial Hospital Clinic, now Woodland Healthcare from 1967 to 1979. She was with Yolo Diagnostic Labs in Davis from 1979 until 1981, and retired to San Diego in 1985 after a 28-year career as a registered medical technologist in Texas and Woodland.
Mrs. Huggins enjoyed many hobbies and was active in Woodland area business and professional clubs, and in San Diego genealogy, cactus and succulent, stamp, coin, postcard, and travel clubs. She traveled extensively throughout Texas, U.S., Mexico and Europe. She loved life and trying new experiences. She even visited the Casbah in Morocco during her travels to Europe. While traveling in Mexico, she was in a train crash, where her medical training was invaluable as she assisted the many injured and dying. She spent a month in Austria on a home exchange, making many friends and also visiting Germany and Switzerland. She enjoyed many Elderhostel educational programs throughout the Western United States and Alaska. On her 80th birthday, she took a chartered helicopter ride over Washington, D.C. She also had a private tour of the White House, including the Oval Office and the Executive Office Building.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Wilson of Marysville, Jay Bibbens of Temecula, and Ann Edmonds of Turlock; brother, Raymond Edmonds of Redwood City; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Huggins was preceded in death by her brother, Col. Melvin T. Edmonds (USAF) of San Antonio, Texas.
Humphrey Mortuary of Chula Vista assisted the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)
Doran Hughes of Santa Maria died Oct. 1, 2004, from complications of cancer. He was 73.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Pastor Bruce McClain from Pine Grove Baptist Church officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date in the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Hughes was born in the tiny farming village of Belknap, La., in 1931 to Hazel and J.A. Hughes. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, La., in 1949. In 1951, he volunteered for the draft and was stationed in Osaka, Japan, where he met and married Utako Hirano in 1953.
A year later, they moved back to Iowa where he graduated from Parsons College in Bloomfield with a bachelor's degree in biology. He proceeded to Iowa State University and earned a master's degree in plant physiology in 1958.
He then moved to California with his wife, where he became a laboratory technician at the School of Agriculture at UC Davis. It was there that he completed his doctorate degree in plant physiology.
After experiencing stomach cancer in 1975, his doctors gave him five years to live. It was then that he had a revelation that drew him closer to the Lord. He began attending a local Southern Baptist church. He began to realize that this was his calling and he came to pastor the first Southern Baptist Church in West Sacramento in 1985. His family says being a pastor brought him so much joy and he said that it was "what he had been created for."
In 1993, the family moved to Santa Maria where they felt they were home. He continued to work in the ministry as pastor for Tanglewood Baptist Church and also at Clark Avenue Baptist Church. He continued touching many people in the community through his involvement with the Meals-on-Wheels program at the Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt.
He also served as president of the Lifelong Learning Institute and taught memory courses at Allan Hancock College. He was also named Senior Citizen of the Year in 2001 by the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice Hughes Gunnells of Llano, Calif.; a brother, Dave Hughes of Ottumwa, La.; and a nephew, Teiichi Hirano of Sacramento.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church at 5551 South Bradley Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455, or the Clark Avenue Baptist Church at 301 E. Clark Ave., Santa Maria, CA 93455.
Arrangements are under the direction of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday October 8, 2004.)
Eugenia R. Hughes
Eugenia R. Hughes passed away at her Winters home on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Born on Nov. 22, 1925 in Winters to Emilio and Maria Ramos, she was 79 years old.
Mrs. Hughes was raised in Winters, where she graduated from Winters High School. She lived in the Bay Area for many years, before returning to Winters in 1993. Her family described her as a very loving and spirited person who had a generous heart. She loved the color pink and was known to many as the "Pink Lady."
She is survived by her husband, Roland Hughes, of Winters; her children, Veronica Martin, of Oakland, Carroll Quam and his wife, Jane, of San Leandro, and Lorrie Quam, of Santa Rosa. She is further survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ramos, of Williams, Emily Restuch, of Oakdale, Beatrice Ramos, of Vacaville, Carmen Rubio and Rose Ramos, both of Winters, Flora Carillo, of Sacramento and Eleanore Williams, of Davis.
Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her parents, Emilio and Maria Ramos, and a brother, Raymond Ramos.
The evening vigil service was held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held on Monday, Aug. 8, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial was held at the Winters Cemetery.
A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 11, 2005.)
Henry F. "Harry" Hughes
A memorial service was held Friday for Sequim, Wash., resident Henry F. "Harry" Hughes, who died unexpectedly June 6, 2005, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He was 75.
Hughes was a business graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he served 32 years in active and reserve military, retiring in September 1979 after 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a naval intelligence officer.
Harry and Barbara, his wife of almost 30 years, lived in the Seattle area from 1979 to 1992 and were active in the Lake City Presbyterian Church. During part of that time he was an accountant with Windermere Real Estate.
Soon after moving to Sequim in 1992, he looked for ways to serve the community and happily found that Rotary International filled those goals beyond expectations. He also helped with Friends of the Library, the Lavender Festival and other volunteer events.
He was a proud member of the multi-gallon blood donor club. His favorite pastimes included golf, racquetball, jigsaw puzzles and dancing.
In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by his daughter, Sherry Richter Puntillo and son-in-law Ted Puntillo of Davis; daughter, Laura Hughes, and son Keith Hughes and daughter-in-law Karen, all of San Diego; three grandchildren, Lindsey Richter, Christopher and Sarah Hughes; and several cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Sequim Rotary Club Dictionary Project (through which every fourth-grader receives a new dictionary), P.O. Box 1267, Sequim, WA 98382.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday June 21, 2005.)
Romaine “Violet” Hughes
Romaine “Violet” Hughes, born July 8, 1912 in Denver, Colorado, passed away at her Winters home Sunday, December 4. She was 93 years old. A Winters resident for the last 60 years, she was the loving mother of 8 children, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one daughter and her parents. Per her wishes, a graveside service was held at Winters Cemetery on Friday December 9.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 15, 2005.)
Marie Adeline Hull
Longtime Davis resident Marie Adeline Hull died June 30, 2004, at the Courtyard Health Care Center. She was 76.
She was the 11th child born to the late John and Adeline (Collett) Matheson on Oct. 10, 1927, in Nore, Minn. She attended school in Minnesota and later moved to California.
She met her husband, Rolland, in Stockton and they were married on Sept. 2, 1950. They would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this September.
In 1966, the couple moved to Davis and opened Hull's Jewelers in downtown Davis. Marie loved working alongside her husband and often commented what a joy it was to work in such a happy business where they could be a part of special events in other people's lives. After many years of being in business together, they retired in 1994.
She was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church for many years where she served on the altar guild and was a wedding coordinator. She was a member of the El Macero Republican Women where she served as treasurer.
She enjoyed spending time at home and in her gardens, hosting family get-togethers, visiting with her grandchildren, vacationing in Carmel, taking leisurely drives along the coast to watch the sea otters play, dancing, and eating fresh crab and an occasional ice cream cone.
"Marie was devoted to her family and was a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren," her family says. "She had a heartwarming smile and a kind, gentle nature. She will be deeply missed."
She is survived by her husband, Rolland; her daughter, Gwenn Childers and her husband Brian of Woodland; her son, Greg Hull and his wife Kelly of Davis; three grandchildren, Amanda Cadman and her family of Petaluma, and Rollie and Glenn Hull of Davis; and two brothers, Ralph Matheson and Maurice Matheson of Northome, Minn. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Respecting her wishes, no services were held. Memorial donations may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617 or the Alzheimer's Association, 530 Bercut Drive, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The family would like to thank Dr. Roxanne Sanders, the staff at Courtyard Health Care Center and Yolo Hospice for their kindness, help and support.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 13, 2004.)
June Elizabeth Hulse
June Elizabeth Hulse of Dixon died Oct. 9, 2003, in Woodland from a sudden illness. She was 78.
Born in Whittier on July 10, 1925, she lived in Dixon for 46 years and was married to her husband, Roscoe Hulse Jr., for 58 years. A longtime employee of Bank of America, she retired in 1987. She enjoyed reading, tap dancing, senior citizens' activities and family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, daughter Sally Galindo and her husband Michael of Dixon, son Jeff T. Hulse and his wife Mary Lou of Davis, sister Alice A. Hudson of Sacramento, brother Tom J. Hudson of Anderson, grandchildren Mike Galindo, Matt Galindo, Jeffrey Hulse, Michele Tupin, April Straub, Julee Henley and Monica Freeman, and great-grandchildren Anthony Galindo, Ashley Tupin, Faith Tupin, Hailey Tupin, Eliana Freeman and Alexandra Freeman, as well as numerous friends.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Dixon, with burial at the Dixon Cemetery. Rev. Cathy Morris will officiate.
The family asks that donations in memory of the deceased be made to the Dixon Public Library.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 14, 2003.)
Miriam Elizabeth Hummel
Miriam Elizabeth Hummel, a longtime Davis resident, died at Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital on Nov. 29, 2001. She was 81. In June, she was diagnosed with leukemia.
She was born on April 5, 1920, in Warren, Pa., and came to California in the 1930s with her parents, Harold M. Hummel and Marjorie Fisher Hummel. The family settled in Berkeley, where Miriam Hummel earned two degrees from the University of California, a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences in 1940 and a master's degree in nutrition in 1947. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
She never married; her life was dedicated to higher education and caring for her parents. She retired from UC Davis in 1978 after 21 years of service as a librarian at Shields Library. From 1946 to 1954 she was an assistant home economist at Colorado A&M (State) University and, from 1941 to 1946 she was a teaching assistant in home economics at UC Berkeley.
She took care of her parents after they retired to Davis in the early 1960s. Her father died in 1975 and her mother died at age 104 on Dec. 24, 1998.
Miriam was a longtime member of the Core Area neighborhood and, like her mother, will be remembered by her friends, neighbors and loved ones as a kind, gentle, caring woman. She had a lifelong desire to learn and make the world a better place. She actively supported many charities, especially those working in the fields of education, medical research, the environment, and social services.
She rests in peace with her mother, father, and uncle at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Pa., and is survived by nine first cousins.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 15, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Theodore R. Hundley
Theodore ''Ted'' Ray Hundley died June 5, 2000, at the UC Davis Medical Center, in Sacramento, following a long battle with illness. He was 46. Born July 31, 1953, in Spring Hill, W. Va., he was raised in St. Albans, W. Va.
After graduating from St. Albans High School, Hundley joined the United States Air Force in 1971. While there, he trained in radiology, a career that spanned 29 years, 15 of which were spent at the Woodland Memorial Hospital X-ray department.
Hundley lived in California for 20 years and was a resident of Woodland for the last 14. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, painting, outdoor activities and building models.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Terri Bruce; two sons, Jason and Eric of Woodland; two sisters, Debbie and husband Steve Stodgen and Faith and husband J.B. Garrett, all of St. Albans, W. Va.; three brothers, Danny and wife Kathy of Richmond, Va., Garrett Hoby of Temecula and Scott and wife Pam of St. Albans, W. Va.; and numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Woodland Memorial Hospital on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. The gathering will take place on the grassy area between the hospital driveway and the Surgery Center parking group.
The family requests memorials be directed to the American Liver Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 18, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Elizabeth M. Huneke
Elizabeth M. Huneke died on Dec. 2, 1999 of congestive heart failure at age 81. Mrs. Huneke and her late husband, Kenneth, lived in Golden Bear estates for 20 years before their retirement from their plumbing and heating business in Berkeley. Following surgery earlier this year, Mrs. Huneke resided in a nursing facility in Davis, and later in Marin County.
Mrs. Huneke was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. With her husband, she was a member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church, and they helped build the Community Center and complete various projects in the Winters Fire Department. They were a familiar sight at the Davis Farmers' Market where they sold citrus products raised on their farm.
Mrs. Huneke devoted her life to raising her family and working in the family businesses. Before retiring to Winters, Mrs. Huneke was the office administrator, bookkeeper and secretary for the family business for 30 years. During that time she was active in First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Soroptimist International and a variety of civic and professional organizations.
Mrs. Huneke is survived by her son, Douglas Huneke, and his wife, Jane, of Tiburon; daughter, Christine Lindeman and her husband, Robert, of Winters; granddaughter, Karen Ott, and sons-in-law, Timothy; grandsons, Luke and Grant Lindeman and Jason Huneke; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Ott; and sister, Alma Kelsey.
A private family service of Thanksgiving and remembrance was held on Dec. 5 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920, or the Winters Fire Department, 10 Abbey Street, Winters, CA 95694.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 9, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)
Alice W. Hungate
A memorial service for Alice Wolcott Hungate will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.
She died peacefully in the early morning of Jan. 3, 2000. Born on Feb. 21, 1911, in Pacific Grove, the first of three children of Oliver George Wolcott and Elva Howard, she was 88.
Her early years were spent in Lodi with many happy summer hours on the Howard ranch in Cloverdale. Later her family moved to Burlingame, where her father taught at the high school. She graduated from there in 1929 and from Stanford University in 1933, where both her parents were alumni.
At Stanford, she met Robert Edward Hungate and they were married on Feb. 3, 1933.
Alice and Bob moved to Austin, Texas, and the University of Texas in 1935, then to Pullman, Wash., and Washington State University in 1945. While in Pullman, Alice was a member of the Fort-nightly Club and Delta Gamma Alumni.
She then moved to Davis with Bob when he joined the faculty of UC Davis. In Davis she was an active member of the Genealogy Club, the International House, and with her husband, the English Speaking Union and Mariner's Group at Davis Community Church.
She first and foremost loved and supported her husband and children. She delighted in travel, the range of interesting people and foods the world offers, living for more extended time in England, Africa and New Zealand. She brought some of these countries home in furnishings and through gourmet cooking.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth, and brother, Howard.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Hungate of Woodland; three children, Robert W. Hungate of Wellesley Hills, Mass., and his wife JoAnne, Dan P. Hungate of Mercer Island and his wife Connie, and H. Nona Hungate of Oakland; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family has established the Alice Wolcott Hungate Scholarship Fund at Burlingame High School to annually award financial aid to a deserving female graduate of that school.
Memorial contributions should be sent to Robert W. Hungate, 333 Worcester St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of Feb. 20, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Robert Edward Hungate (1st of 2 obituaries)
Robert Edward Hungate died Sept. 21, 2004. Born in Cheney, Wash., on March 2, 1906, he was 98 years old.
The second born of five sons, his parents Joseph W. and Winona T. Hungate imbued him with a lifelong interest in learning, knowing and doing. After graduating from Cheney Normal School, now Eastern Washington State College, he taught school for members of the Spokane Indian tribe at Wellpinit, Wash. He also taught at Sprague, Wash., where he learned a dance. Bob "danced the Charleston" the rest of his life, literally and figuratively.
In 1928 he entered Stanford University where he earned his Ph.D. in biology. He also met and married in 1933 the young, beautiful woman who greeted him on the Quad with "Hello there, Bob Hungate," Alice Elizabeth Wolcott. They were married 67 years before her death on Jan. 1, 2000.
He took his doctorate with C.B. van Niel at Stanford and Hopkins Marine Station and then joined the faculty at the University of Texas.
Always a staunch proponent of academic freedom and rigorous discussion, argument, or debate depending on the other's view of it, he also was fond of the fishing trips he and his colleagues took to the Texas lakes.
His work with cellulose digestion in termites began in Texas, work in a big state on small systems although he moved his research to the rumen while at UT.
In 1945, the family moved to Washington State College, now Washington State University, in Pullman, Wash., as professor of microbiology.
His work at Washington State began to attract Ph.D. candidates beginning the passing on of rigorous research technique to the next generation of microbiologists. It was this working with active, inquiring minds who would push the science to the next levels that became his most rewarding activity.
Hungate's work with digestion in ruminant animals continued there. While at WSU he became one of the founding members of the Beaver Creek Camp Association, which acquired a camp at the northern end of Priest Lake in Idaho. Priest Lake, a place he last visited just this summer had always held a strong place in his life. He summered there with the Ribes eradication project, "Blister Rust," fought fire in 1928, built log cabins with his brothers, father and grandfather, became the outdoors person he never ceased to be.
In 1956, the family moved to Davis, his proudly proclaimed "Cultural Center of California." He became an active Rotarian, an interest sustained for the rest of his life. His academic life blossomed at UC Davis, where he served several years as chairman of the department of microbiology, published the definitive summary, "The Rumen and its Microbes."
The Hungate's home on Anderson Road was often a gathering place for the graduate students who became personal friends. He was elected to serve as the president of the American Society for Microbiology by his fellow microbiologists. Hungate spoke of, "Life with Microbes" as the 25th annual Faculty Research Lecturer in 1967.
He and Alice were dedicated travelers, visiting most of the world and spending sabbaticals in Manchester, England; Palmerston North, New Zealand; and on a Guggenheim Fellowship at Cornell University, New York. He had the opportunity to study other ruminant animals, the dugong in Australia, the elephant in Kenya. After he stopped teaching at UC Davis, he continued to seek and receive funding for continued research projects for many years. He also began to play more golf and following another lifelong love, began to sing with the Hi Wheelers. The bicycle he so loved to ride over to the lab, to the grocery store, to Rotary, was a frequent sight on Davis roads and paths. Truly Davis was home for him, "Bob Hungate Day" on March 2, 2004, his 98th birthday, lovingly reflected that.
He is survived by his children, Robert W. and JoAnne M. Hungate of Wellesley, Mass.; Dan P. and Connie C. Hungate of Mercer Island, Wash.; and H. Nona Hungate of Oakland; two brothers, Dick of Priest Lake and Laguna Hills, and Frank of Priest Lake and Seattle; six grandchildren and their spouses, and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled in Davis at a later date, probably mid-November.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 28, 2004.)
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Robert E. Hungate (2nd of 2 obituaries/memorial service announcement)
Robert E. Hungate died Sept. 21, 2004. He was 98.
A memorial service in his honor will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. A reception will be held at the church following the service.
Hungate was born in Cheney, Wash., on March 2, 1906. After graduating from Cheney Normal School, now Eastern Washington State College, he taught school for members of the Spokane Indian tribe at Wellpinit, Wash. In 1956, he moved his family to Davis, where he served several years as chairman of the UC Davis department of microbiology.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the EWU Foundation/Hungate Scholarship, 127 Hargreaves, Cheney, WA 99004. The scholarship was established by Hungate during his lifetime to support Native American education.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 8, 2004.)
Alan Eugene Hunsucker
Alan Eugene Hunsucker of Woodland died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at age 40.
Born July 20, 1962, in Oakland, Mr. Hunsucker had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years.
Survivors include his father, Arnold Hunsucker; mother, Betty Spradlig; sisters, Rhonda Hunsucker and Vicki Engelman and husband Greg; stepsister, Cathy Struck and husband John; nieces, Laura Beth Pierce, Courtney Ciraulo and Corinne Engelman; and nephew, David Alan Witprachtiger.
Services: Visitation is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., with a funeral service 3 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 28, 2003.)
Laureene L. Hunt
A memorial service will be held Tuesday afternoon for Laureene Lillard Hunt, a native of Davis, who died June 18, 2002, after a lengthy battle with emphysema. She was 83 years old.
She was descended from the Tufts, Hoag and Lillard families, and was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Hoag and Walter Lillard; her brother, Emery Lillard; her sister, Beth Schwartz; and her husband, Burch Hunt.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Helvick; granddaughter, Dana Helvick; and great-granddaughter, Whitney Helvick. She is also survived by her sister, Flo Nelson; sister-in-law, Jean Lillard; extended family member Reggie Hodge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She had a full life filled with many activities. A graduate of Davis High School in 1937, she was instrumental in setting up many class reunions. She was inducted into the Woodland Hall of Fame as a member of Emil's girls' softball team, which won the state championship in 1941.
She was active with California Girls' State for more than 40 years, helping to bring it to UC Davis for many years. She was recognized for her years of service by the national organization of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a longtime member of the Women's Golf Club at Davis Municipal Golf Course as well as the Woodland Bowling Association.
Working on the UC Davis campus for 37 years, she became well-known to many students and staff members alike. Both Laureene and her husband Burch were active with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, chaperoning many functions, including the first overnight function the university allowed to Lake Tahoe.
She could be seen at numerous sporting events, traveling at times on the team plane, getting hugs from players and food from their parents. The UCD athletic program honored her and her sister Flo on many occasions. At a Hall of Fame banquet, they were presented with gold watches bearing the UCD seal, and at the 2000 season football banquet, the highlight film was dedicated to the two sisters, both true Aggie fans.
She wasn't only a fan of UCD, she was, more importantly, the No. 1 fan for her family in all their activities and accomplishments. She was proud of her roots in Davis, being the third generation born here, and her great-granddaughter Whitney, who is the sixth generation born in Davis. It gave her great pride the years that four generations lived together.
In celebrating her life, a memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A reception will follow at the church's Fellowship Hall. Private graveside services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Emery Lillard Football Grant-in-Aid Fund (contact Marci Pieratt at 752-0188), to the Cal Aggie Marching Band Endowment Campaign (contact Bella Corbin at 757-3208) or to the donor's favorite charity.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, June 24, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Loren E. Hunter
Loren E. Hunter died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at age 88.
Born Aug. 31, 1915, in Culver, Ore., to the late Wellie and Hannah (Fulgham) Hunter, Mr. Hunter had been a Yolo County resident for about 29 years. He grew up in Emmett, Idaho, and had also resided in Vancouver, Wash., where he worked as a welder on Liberty ships during World War II. He was later employed as a meat cutter, and still later as a concrete foreman. For a time, he was owner and proprietor of a market, slaughterhouse and distributing business.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gladys (Ferrie) Hunter of Woodland; daughter, Bette Kanada and husband Bill of Woodland; son, Darrel Hunter and wife Bonnie of Discovery Bay; daughter-in-law, Lynette Hunter of Carmichael; grandchildren, Candis Snow and husband David, Kimberli Marks and husband Alden, of Woodland, Scott Hunter and wife Lisa, Sheri Palmieri and husband Peter, of Folsom, Marcus Hunter, Dalyn Jensen and husband Michael of Sacramento, Steven Hunter of Discovery Bay, and William Kanada and wife Michelle of Pacifica; and great-grandchildren, John and Andrew Snow, Kayla and Makenzi Marks, Chad and Kadie Hunter, Ashley, Chelsey, Austin and Chloe Palmieri, Morgan and Madalyn Jensen, and Dillon and Grant Kanada. Also surviving are his sisters, Gladys Needles of Tucson, Ariz., and Mildred Cutler of Nampa, Idaho; and sister-in-law, Ida Williams of Medford, Ore. He was preceded in death by his son, Dale C. Hunter.
The family requests memorials be directed to the favorite church or charity of the donor's choice.
Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hunter, no funeral service is scheduled. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. Arrangements are being handled by Neptune Society.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, July 23, 2004.)
Morris C. Hunter
Morris Hunter passed away unexpectedly at his home in Knights Landing Tuesday, Nov. 16 at age 75.
Mr. Hunter was born in Lavaca, Ark. Nov. 25, 1928 and had been a resident of Sutter County for 60 years. He was a farm mechanic until he retired in 1991. After retirement, Morris worked seasonally at Sutter Basin Growers Co-op in Knights Landing.
Survivors include Mr. Hunter's wife of 54 years, Pearl and their children: sons, Steve Hunter and his wife Pam of Woodland, Gary Hunter and his wife Brenda of Guinda; daughter, Rhonda Hunter of Woodland; his grandchildren, Bret Hunter and his wife Vanessa of Roseville, Jared Hunter of Chico, Mary Hunter of Guinda; his brothers, Jim Hunter and his wife Bobbie of Woodland, Henry Hunter and his wife Cora of Knights Landing; his sisters, Mildred, Teab, Lorene and Margie and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Lulabelle Hunter; his son, Warren Hunter in September 2001 and nine brothers and sisters.
The family requests memorials in Mr. Hunter's name be directed to the Robbins Volunteer Fire Department in Robbins.
Services: Graveside services will be held at Woodland Cemetery Friday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 18, 2004.)
Gordon L. Huntington
A third-generation Californian born in Oakland on Dec. 18, 1919, Gordon Leland Huntington died peacefully in his Davis home on Sept. 14, 2002, surrounded by immediate family.
He is survived by Bridget Murray (Taylor), his wife of 53 years; his son, Charles of Canby, Ore.; his daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Popp, her husband Bill, and grandchildren William, Ryan and Bridgette Popp, of Diamondville, Wyo.; his brother, Donald Merrill and his wife Lela, of El Toro; his brother-in-law, Father Charles Taylor of Buffalo, Wyo.; and a multitude of other relatives and friends.
He loved life and contributed tirelessly to favorite projects for St. James Catholic Church in Davis, the Knights of Columbus, and professional soil science organizations. He will be remembered for his kind spirit and missed by those who knew him.
He had a long association with the University of California as a student, soil scientist, specialist, instructor/lecturer and ultimately in an emeritus position within the land, air and water resources department at UC Davis.
Huntington's association with the university began in 1938, lasted more than 60 years, and was interrupted only during a brief stint as a rancher and by his service as an ensign-lieutenant (F.G.) in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
His knowledge of California's diverse soils was valued by fellow scientists and was an inspiration to his students. A touring summer field course that he taught for many years was a high point in the academic experience of many soils science students who attended UC Davis during his tenure.
Following retirement, he continued to work with graduate students at UCD and played an important role in getting the San Joaquin soil series designated as California's state soil.
A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., and a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Interment, following the mass, will be at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Friends are also invited to a gathering at 1 p.m. Thursday at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park.
Remembrances may be made to the St. James Building Fund, the Jim Thayer Soil Science Endowment (through the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis), or a charity of choice.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 18, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Dorothy "Dot" Christina Reasoner Huntley
Dorothy Christina Reasoner Huntly passed away in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 204.
Born on Jan. 17, 1906, in LaGrande, Oregon, she was the youngest of four sisters and two brothers. The family moved from LaGrande to Winters in 1908. Dorothy graduated from Winters High School in 1924. She attended Occidental College and U. C. Berkeley, graduating from the medical school with her BSRN in 1930. she married Arthur C. Huntley in Winters on Aug. 4, 1929.
After living in Macdoel for four years, the family moved to Manchester for five years while Arthur went to medical school at U.C. San Francisco. When Dr. Huntley received his M.D., they moved to Sacramento where they made their home for 40 years. Dorothy helped Arthur in his medical practice. She was also active in early stroke recovery treatment and used her nursing skill to help and support many. She was also an active member of the Sacramento Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots. "Dot" and "Ace" retired to Manchester in 1980 to the Huntley family homestead, to property that had been in the Huntley family since 1873.
She remained in the family home until April 2002, when she moved to nursing care in Sacramento to be close to other family members.
Dorothy is survived by three of her four children, Dr. Arthur Huntley, of Sacramento, Marie McKinney of Mukilteo, Washington and Barbara Pesavento, of Manchester. There are 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her loss is also mourned by two long-term international students who became an important part of her life, Mika Abe Tagawa, of Tokyo, Japan and Aky Mashayekhi, of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her husband in March 2000 and by her daughter, Dorothy Gundling, in 1998.
A private family service, officiated by the Reverend Albert Reasoner, Dorothy's nephew, will be held at the family memorial site in Point Arena.
Any donations in her memory may be made to the Coast Community Library, P.O. Box 808, Point Arena, CA 95468, or the Point Arena Lighthouse, P.O. Box 11, Point Arena, CA, 95468.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 22, 2004.)
LaVanche Christian Hursh
LaVanche Christian Hursh of Arbuckle died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 22 at age 89.
A lifelong Arbuckle resident, LaVanche was born Nov. 12, 1915 to the late George and Adelaide Christian. She was the granddaughter of early Colusa County settlers, Charles and Anna Myers. She attended Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland and was a graduate of Pierce High School. She also attended Chico State College and was a member of the Alpha Chi Sorority.
LaVanche was the Arbuckle Community Cancer Chairperson for 30 years. A charter member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the Colusa Hospital. She was a member of the Holy Cross Altar Society, an associate member of the Children's Home Society, a Co-President of the Arbuckle Women's Club, a member of the Colusa County Historical Society, chairwomen of the Blood Bank in Arbuckle for many years, a member of the Pierce Youth Foundation. She was an enthusiastic member of three bridge clubs for many years.
LaVanche was selected the Booster of the Year for Pierce High School in 1992. In 1999 she was honored as the recipient of the Pierce High School Golden Bear Award. At Homecoming 2000 at Pierce High School, she was one of the Grand Marshals. She served as a charter member of the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. She was presented by the Arbuckle Fire Dept. in February of 2004 with a plaque and clock in recognition of her outstanding support of the fire department and local community.
LaVanche and her late husband, Vernon, started the Christian & Hursh Fertilizer and Chemical business in Arbuckle in 1949.
Survivors include LaVanche's son, Gary Christian Hursh and his wife Sally of Nevada City; her granddaughters, Kristin Hursh Smith her husband David of Woodland, Trude Hursh and her fiancé Scott Ensor of Roseville and Erin Hursh Cord and her husband Rob of Loomis; her great-grandchildren, Bryan Smith, Brett Smith, Broderick Cord and Addyson Cord; her niece, Jeanell Born of Elk Grove and her extended Family, Robert and Marilyn Hoyt and family of Aptos.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at McNary-Moore Chapel. Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial to follow at the Arbuckle Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in LaVanche's name to the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee c/o Gail Dawley, P.O. Box 768, Arbuckle, 95912 or to a charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service, 107 5th St., Colusa.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 25, 2005.)
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LaVanche Christian Hursh (2nd of 2 obits.)
LaVanche Christian Hursh of Arbuckle died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 22 at age 89.
Mrs. Hursh was born Nov. 12, 1915 to the late George and Adelaide Christian. She was a lifelong Arbuckle resident. She was the granddaughter of early Colusa County settlers, Charles and Anna Myers. She attended Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland and was a graduate of Pierce High School. She also attended Chico State College and was a member of the Alpha Chi Sorority. She was the Arbuckle Community Cancer chairwoman for 30 years, a charter member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the Colusa Hospital, a member of the Holy Cross Altar Society, an associate member of the Children's Home Society, a co-president of the Arbuckle Women's Club, a member of the Colusa County Historical Society, chairwomen of the Blood Bank in Arbuckle for many years, a member of the Pierce Youth Foundation. Mrs. Hursh was selected the Booster of the Year for Pierce High School in 1992. In 1999 she was honored as the recipient of the Pierce High School Golden Bear Award. At Homecoming 2000 at Pierce High School, she was one of the Grand Marshals. She served as a charter member of the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. She was presented by the Arbuckle Fire Dept. in February of 2004 with a plaque and clock in recognition of her outstanding support of the fire department and local community. Mrs. Hursh and her late husband, Vernon, started the Christian & Hursh Fertilizer and Chemical business in Arbuckle in 1949.
Survivors include Mrs. Hursh's son, Gary Christian Hursh and his wife Sally of Nevada City; her granddaughters, Kristin Hursh Smith her husband David of Woodland, Trude Hursh and her fiancé Scott Ensor of Roseville and Erin Hursh Cord and her husband Rob of Loomis; her great-grandchildren, Bryan and Brett Smith, Broderick and Addyson Cord; her niece, Jeanell Born of Elk Grove and her extended family, Robert and Marilyn Hoyt and family of Aptos.
The family requests memorials in Mrs. Hursh's name be directed to the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee c/o Gail Dawley, P.O. Box 768, Arbuckle, 95912 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 Fifth St., Colusa. Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial to follow at the Arbuckle Cemetery. McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 27, 2005.)
Jack H. Husmann
Jack Henry Husmann died Feb. 20, 2001, at the Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital in Davis. Born Aug. 16, 1927, in Patchogue, N.Y., he was 73 years old.
After high school in Patchogue, Husmann attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., then the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, where he earned his bachelor's degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and remained active in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant.
He attended UCLA and received a certificate in numerical analysis, then worked from 1949 to 1953 as an engineer for American Export Lines. After the Korean War he went to work for Diamond Power Specialty Corp. as an estimating engineer from 1955 to 1957.
On Aug. 10, 1957, Husmann married his sweetheart, Ann Grodewald, in Central Islip, N.Y. The couple moved to Southern California, eventually settling in Torrance. He went to work for Byron Jackson Pump Co., a division of Borg Warner, and retired in March 1984 as a project engineer.
Husmann worked as an election official in Torrance and did fund-raising for the YCMA. He was an avid golfer and active in the Seniors Golf League of Southern California. He enjoyed traveling, camping, YMCA youth activities, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He moved to Davis in September 1998 and was a member of the Davis Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hanna Voelker, on Dec. 22, 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ann Husmann of Davis; three children, Christopher Husmann and his wife Karen of Gardena, Linda Husmann and her husband Toni Voelker of Davis, and Walter Husmann of Fremont; and three grandchildren, Lisa Voelker of Davis, Eric Husmann of Gardena and Heidi Voelker of Davis. He also leaves his brother, Donald Husmann and his wife Anne of Lexington, Mass.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St. Burial will be private at the Davis Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in his name to the Davis Lutheran Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 21, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Lucille Lorraine Husted
Lucille Lorraine Husted passed away on Feb. 8, 2004 in Auburn. She was born on Nov. 5, 1915, in Oklahoma, to Hershell H. Keek and Zula Pearl Wright. A 50-year resident of Yolo County, she was employed most recently as a receptionist/office manager in the manufacturing industry.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosalyn Adams and two granddaughters, Delcie and Lisa Adams; also by extended family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of North-Sacramento funeral Home.
(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 12, 2004.)
Mildred Louise Huston
Mildred Louise Huston died in Sacramento Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at age 89.
Born July 10, 1914, in El Segundo, Mrs. Huston moved to Sacramento in 1928. She was a Sacramento High School graduate. She retired from the sate Franchise Tax Board after 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sacramento, a life member of Mezaleh Temple No. 16, Daughters of the Nile, Tuesday Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the Allied Arts.
Survivors include her children, Robert Huston and wife Alma of Alabama, Ed Huston and wife Mary Kay of Woodland, and Reg Huston and wife Velvali of Salinas; grandchildren, Ryan and wife Krissie, Justin, Megan, Katie, Ross, Jesse and Max Huston; and great-grandson, Riley Huston.
The family requests memorials be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Arrangements are under the direction of Naumann Bros. of Sacramento.
Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 21st and J streets.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 16, 2004.)
Fred Moore Hutchison
Fred Moore Hutchison died at his Woodland home surrounded by family members on Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.
Born May 16th 1930, in Dividend, Utah, Mr. Hutchison was a veteran of the Korean War where he fought on the front lines. He was a member of the local VFW.
Mr. Hutchison spent most of his life as a resident of Woodland. His lifelong occupation was truck driving.
He is survived by his ex-spouse Lee Ann Schaupp of Woodland; sons, Lance Shaw and wife Missy Shaw of Seattle Wash., Bryon and his wife Debbie Shaw of West Sacramento; and daughters, Sandra and her husband David Garcia of West Sacramento, and Candi Monteon of Woodland.
Grandchildren Lance and Anthony Shaw of Seattle Wash., Michelle and Crystal Shaw of Sacramento, Manuel Chavez of Sacramento, Rosanna Castro of Sacramento, David Garcia of West Sacramento, Michael, Isaac and Samuel Monteon of Woodland and four greatgrandchildren.
Fred is survived by siblings Leah Butler of Spanish Fork Utah and Jack Hutchison of Fernley Nevada. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Hutchison was preceded in death by siblings Jay Hutchison, Robert Hutchison, Lillian Bair and Loel Hutchison.
The family requests that memorial contributions be donated to Yolo Hospice.
(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 24, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)
Marjorie Irene Hutchison
Marjorie Irene Hutchison died in Woodland Sunday, March 9, 2003, at age 75.
Born June 4, 1927, in Bernan Springs, Minn., Mrs. Hutchison had been a Yolo County resident for 53 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Emblem Club.
Survivors include her sons, Ray Hutchison and girlfriend Judy Berg of Sacramento, Hutch Hutchison and wife Sandra of Woodland, and Bret Hutchison and wife Candice of Woodland; daughter, Reneé Strasburg and husband Bruce of Oregon City, Ore.; grandchildren, Ray, Doug, Lacy, Greg, Kelly, Tyler, Simon, Joshua, Jeryme and Christine of Oregon; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.
Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with a small gathering of family and friend following the service at Calvary Baptist Church.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 11, 2003.)
William G. Hutchison
William G. Hutchison died May 29, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born May 26, 1927, in Michigan to the late L.B. and Bertha Hutchison, he was 74.
He was a resident of Yolo County for the past 50 years. He was a hod carrier for 40 years and was a member of the hod carriers union Local No. 185 Sacramento branch. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945. He was an avid gardener and loved to go fishing and frogging.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Hutchison of Woodland; children, Peggy Benbow and her husband Michael of Reno, Billie Guy Hutchison of Missouri, Debbie Dickey and husband David of Texas, Andy Hutchison and his wife Jennifer of Oregon, and Roger Hutchison and his wife Robin of Woodland; step-children, Edward Smith and his wife Sue of Woodland, John Smith and his wife Judith of Corning, Lena Duke and her husband Chris of Washington, Charles Smith of Woodland, and Tina Quinn and her husband Joseph of Esparto; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by three brothers, Hutch Hutchison and his wife Marion of Carmichael, Paul Hutchison and his wife Edna of Woodland, and Frank Hutchison and his wife Dorothy of Dunnigan; and two sisters, Peggy Vawter and Margie Daley, both of Woodland.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy and L.B. Hutchison.
A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The Rev. Floyd Mauldin will officiate.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 1, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Willie Mae Hutchison
Willie Mae Hutchison died in Woodland Thursday, Aug. 26 at age 76. Mrs. Hutchison was born May 7, 1928 in Red Bay, Ala. and had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years. She was employed by the Catadina Cannery for 22 years.
Mrs. Hutchison's survivors include Edward Lee and Sue Smith of Woodland, John and Judy Smith of Coring, Lena and Chris Duke of Yelm, Wash., Charles H. Smith of Woodland, Tina M. and Joseph Quinn of Esparto, Debbie and David Dickey of Harliton, Texas, Andy and Jennifer Hutchison of Roseburg, Ore., Rodger and Robin Hutchison of Woodland, Pegee and Mike Bimboo of Reno, Nev., William G. Hutchison of Missouri and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William G. Hutchison.
Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at McNary's Chapel of Woodland, 458 College St. Burial is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 28, 2004.)
J. Sterling Hutto III
J. Sterling Hutto III died April 12, 2002, at his home in Davis. He was 38.
Born in Georgia, he had been a resident of Davis for the past three years. He grew up in St. Simons Island, Ga., attended local schools, graduated from Frederica Academy and received his electrical engineering degree from Auburn University in 1986.
He was co-founder of Vivid Studios in San Francisco and founder and CEO of Leverage Information Systems.
He is survived by his wife, Kristine of Davis; his parents, Jack Hutto of St. Simons Island and Anna Henry of St. Simons Island; two brothers, Hank and Luke Hutto of St. Simons Island; and a stepsister, Vikki Woodruff of Portland, Maine.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. in Muir Beach Community Center, 19 Seacape Drive in Muir Beach.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 18, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Orlando Joseph "Oly" Hutzler
Orlando "Oly" Joseph Hutzler died Sunday, Jan. 1 at age 83.
Mr. Hutzler was born Jan. 9, 1922 in McCartney, Wis. Survivors include Mr. Hutzler's wife of 40 years, Mildred "Midge" Hutzler of Woodland; his daughters, Sheila Hutzler of Woodland and Diane Hutzler; his son, John Hutzler of Oregon; his stepdaughters, Fran Maxwell of Oregon and Sharon Holguin of Woodland; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; his sister, Genevieve Sandvick of Dixon; and his brother, David "Blaine" Hutzler and wife Joyce.
The family requests memorials in Mr. Hutzler's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; or the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.
Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Hutzler, a private memorial service for family is planned. The Nautilus Society of Northern California is assisting the family with arrangements.
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 7, 2006.)
Wen-Tze Hwang died on Feb. 18, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital from congestive heart failure. Born on March 6, 1914, in Taiwan to Mr. and Mrs. Hai Hwang, he was 86 years old.
Mr. Hwang attended elementary school in Taiwan. He went on to the Hida Agricultural and Engineering Vocational High School in Oida prefecture, Japan. Soon after, he spent four years at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Tokyo University in Japan and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1937.
After his graduation from Tokyo University, he went back to Taiwan serving at various governmental agencies, which were related to animal health and husbandry. In 1957 he was appointed as the director of the Taiwan Provincial Animal Health Research Institute.
He served nine years under the capacity of director. During this period, he also served as the chief commissioner of the KMT party in Tamsui district. In 1966, he was further promoted to the position of chief of the Animal Husbandry Division of Taiwan Provincial Agricultural Bureau until his retirement in 1979.
During this period he also served as an adjunct associate professor for 13 years at the Taiwan National Chung Shing University and the Taiwan Provincial Ping Tung Agriculture College. After his retirement, he and his wife resided in Davis to be close to their children.
He is survived by his wife, Pai-Yeu; his two daughters, Barbara Shiow-Chyong Hwang of Davis, and Jiin H. Felgner and her husband Phillip Felgner of Rancho Santa Fe; his four sons, Victor C.Y. Hwang of Hamburg, Germany, Ralph B. Hwang of Davis, Wu-Yen Huang of Shelter Cove, and Chao-Yen Hwang of Davis; nine grandchildren, George Hwang of Fremont, Jessie Hwang of Mountain View, Calvin Hwang of San Diego, Jamie Hwang of Palo Alto, Jay Hwang of Davis, Peter and Hans Huang of Folsom, Jeffrey and Scott Felgner of Rancho Santa Fe; five brothers, Wen-Jung Hwang of Tokyo, Wen-Hui Hwang of Taipei, Wen-Chu Hwang of Taipei, Wen-Hwan Hwang of Taipei, and Wendell Hwang of Concord; three sisters, Kui Chen and Sher Lin of Taipei and Shu Cheng of Brighton, Colo.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service to celebrate his life on Saturday, March 4, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., in Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.
His family has requested the memorial contributions be made to either the Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation or the Tzu Chi Buddhist Compassion Relief Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of Feb. 27, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)
Esther Margaret Hyatt
HYATT - At Vacaville, Cal., July 1, 1878 Esther Margaret, wife of Hon. T.H. Hyatt, daughter of the late Silas Walbridge, of Rochester, N.Y., and mother of Mrs. Geo. North, Mount Glenwood, Yolo county, Cal.
[Rochester and Ithaca, N.Y. papers please copy.]
Under the appropriate head will be seen a notice of the death of Mrs. Esther Margaret, wife of Hon. T.B. Hyatt, at Vacaville. Deceased had been a sufferer from lingering paralysis for more than two year past. Her remains were brought to Winters on Tuesday last, and on Wednesday interred in the family burial ground at Mount Glenwood, in the foot hills near town, the summer residence of Mr. Geo. North and family of Marysville.
The Winters Advocate, July 6, 1878 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)