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KAELIN

Marie Ann Kaelin

Marie Ann Kaelin died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the age of 96.

Miss Kaelin was born July 23, 1909 in San Francisco to Louis and Katherine (Schorno) Kaelin. She had been a Yolo County resident for 84 years.

Marie attended Winters High School for three years and graduated from Woodland High School in 1927. After high school, she attended Healds Business College. Marie began working for Deagon Motors, the Ford dealership of Woodland before going to work at the California State Controllers Office as an accountant, retiring in 1971. Then she volunteered with the Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary for the next 30 years. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church since 1926. Marie was a member of the Young Ladies Institute, the Yolo County Farm Bureau and the Retired Public Employee's Association. During her retirement, she loved to travel, making seven trips to Europe, the Orient, Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, just to name a few.

Survivors include her sister, Josephine Kaelin, nieces and nephews, Barbara Bailey, Louis Kaelin and wife Catherine of Colusa, Anna Lou Kaelin, Marie Froman and husband Jim, Margie Rosasco and husband Phil, Robert Schneider and wife Patty, all of Woodland. Nancy Nolan and husband Richard of Fairfield and John Schneider and wife Cathie of Granite Bay, 13 great-nephews and two great-nieces along with eight great-great-nephews and four great-great-nieces.

Preceded in death by her parents, a brother Louis Kaelin and a sister Margaret Schneider.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at McNary's Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday, Jan. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

The family requests donations in Miss Kaelin's memory be made to Willow Oak Fire Department Medical Aide Fund, 17535 County Road 97, Woodland, 95695; Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695; or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 10, 2006.)

KAEMMERER

Helmi Beatrice Kaemmerer

Helmi Beatrice Kaemmerer died Jan. 5, 2006, at Torrance Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.

She was born May 7, 1914, in Van Buskirk, Wis., to Emanuel and Anna (Niemi) Rokola. She and her husband, Larry Kaemmerer, moved to Southern California in the 1940s, where they raised their family. In 1997, she moved to Davis to be near her son, Jack, at that time a resident of Summer House. She returned to Southern California in September, because of her declining health.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and four sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Kaemmerer of Davis and Larry Kaemmerer of Palos Verdes; her sister, Lillian Russel of Hanover, N.H.; two grandsons and one great-grandson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no funeral. A memorial service will be held in Davis at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 11, 2006.)

KAGIWADA

George Kagiwada

George Kagiwada, the former director of the Asian-American studies program at the UC Davis, died Oct. 15, 2000, of complications from his treatment for thyroid cancer. He was 69.

Kagiwada directed the Asian American Studies program for 23 years from the time he arrived at UC Davis in l970 until his retirement in l993. He was a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies and Asian-American studies. He was a tireless promoter for social justice and community activism. He is remembered most for his sense of fairness and pride in the accomplishments of his many students who were inspired by his selflessness and commitment to justice.

Before coming to UC Davis, he taught at Cal State Northridge in Southern California and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. in sociology at UCLA.

George was born to Frank and Sachiko Kagiwada in Los Angeles. During World War II, the Kagiwada family was incarcerated in the Poston, Ariz., concentration camp. He served in the U.S. Army in Tokyo during the Korean War.

In retirement, he traveled frequently and served as the family videographer. His trips to Hawaii inspired an intense interest in the music and culture of the island. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and his sense of humor.

He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nina; his mother, Sachiko; his three children, Cindy, Jennifer and Paul; and two grandchildren, Daisy and Milo.

A memorial service will be Sunday at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Davis Asians for Racial Equality (DARE), P.O. Box 233, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 19, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KHAN

Farida Khan

Farida Khan died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Monday, Sept. 26 at age 59.

Ms. Khan was born Oct. 14, 1945 in the Fiji Islands to Steven and Rukmin (Ramkuar) Khan. She had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She graduated from Indian High School in Fiji in 1963. After high school, she worked as a stenographer in London for 10 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Ms. Khan's daughter, Irene Galindo and her husband Raul of Woodland; her grandsons, Esteban and Alec Galindo of Woodland; her mother, Rukmin Ramkuar of Australia; her sisters, Rabina Jalil and Sandra Khan of Australia, Sabina Ali and Bettina Narayan of New Zealand; her brother, Steven Khan of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, David Froste and her father, Steven Khan.

The family requests memorials in Ms. Khan's name be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland with Deacon Ed Kull officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 29, 2005.)

KANGAS

Patricia Ann Kangas

Patricia Ann Kangas died at her Rocklin home surrounded by family on Dec. 9, 2005, after a four-year battle with lung cancer. She was 66 years old.

A celebratory memorial begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Born April 9, 1939, she grew up in Oakland, graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1957, and then went on to San Jose State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. She was a long-standing resident of Davis and was an active member of the Rotary Club of Davis.

She was director of the Davis Senior Center for more than 20 years, and she was the driving force in the design and completion of the current Davis Senior Center facility.

She co-created Senior Learning Unlimited, which set the standard for continuing education for senior citizens. This she shared with other cities so they could also provide such programs.

She was one of the founding members of the Crustaceans, a book review group founded in 1979 with friends who still meet monthly to discuss literature. She spent many years traveling with her husband all over the world, enjoying all of the activities and cultural events in the countries they visited.

All who knew her will remember her kindness, equity, sense of style and quick wit. She will be remembered for the laughter she shared and the cohesiveness she generated.

“The warmth felt as she and Mal danced, the songs they parodied at their kids' weddings, or their review of the many books they read are lifelong memories,” her family says.

The family would like to thank Dr. Delphine Ong of the Sutter Cancer Center, who treated her with tenacity, compassion and vision.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Vernon Peters.

She is survived by her husband, Mal of Rocklin; her children, Alison Page of Fremont; Monte Kangas of Little Rock, Ark.; Sylvia Moir of Roseville; Larry Moir of Santa Maria; and Matt Kangas of San Clemente.

She is further survived by her sister, Bette Peters of San Leandro; her brother, Allan Moir of Sonoma; her grandchildren, Katie and Tyler Randolph; Loran, Riley and Lucas Moir; and Elisse, Sean and Sophia Kangas; the spouses of her children, Joe Page, Cheryl Bond-Kangas, Michele Gigante, Donica Moir and Michelle Kangas; and her niece and nephew, Karen Knox and Steven Peters.

Donations may be made in her name to the Sutter Cancer Center, Davis Senior Center or a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis`` Enterprise," Tuesday, December 13, 2005.)

KANOFF

Alma Marie Kanoff

(The following obituary contributed by jch, volunteer.)

Passed away on Saturday, November 7, 1998 in her home; she was born in Muscatine, Iowa on July 7, 1901. In 1942 she and her husband George Kanoff, moved from Muscatine to Sacramento where she bagan working for Winstock-Lubin, Co., until her retirement in 1966. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Les McNeil of Davis, and her son and his wife, Bruce and Marjorie Kanoff of Kephyr Cove, Nevada. She is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.

Sacramento Bee, Tuesday, 10 November 1998, page B-5.

From CADI: KANOFF ALMA MARIE 1901 07 07 KOLMER REINSAGER FEMALE IA YOLO 1998 11 07 360148606 97

KARRAKER

Kenneth ‘Poppy’ Ramon Karraker

Kenneth Ramon Karraker died on Dec. 31, 2005, at his Woodland residence. He was 75.

Born May 12, 1930, in Placentia, to Dean and Christina (Spencer) Karraker, he attended local schools and made Placentia his home, prior to moving to Woodland where he resided for the past 21 years. He worked in maintenance and was a caregiver for more than 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Buford, Dean Jr., and Vernon Karraker; and great-granddaughter Vanessa Navarrette.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Naomi Karraker of Woodland; and six daughters, Lori Carter and her husband Terry of Woodland; Betty Bassnett and her husband David of Alma, Ark.; Joni Dunkak and her husband Bill of Dixon; Evie Doupe and her husband Steve of Sacramento; Sandee Tafoya and her husband Chris of Woodland; and Heather Navarrette and her husband Anthony of Woodland.

He is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with two of his great-grandsons, Anthony and Austin Navarrette, sharing an especially close relationship with their grandfather.

At his request, no services will be held. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Yolo Hospice or Maxwell Elementary School.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 4, 2006.)

KASMIRE

Nancy Lynn Kasmire

Nancy Lynn Kasmire, 48, died Jan. 16, 2004, at her childhood home after a valiant struggle with cancer. At her side were her mother, Evelyn Kasmire, and her stepmother, Arleen Kasmire, both of Davis.

She was born in Riverside and spent her childhood in Davis, graduating from Martin Luther King High School. She spent most of her adult life in Anchorage, Alaska. She was known for her love of life and sense of adventure and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, her family says.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Kasmire, and brother, Charles Kasmire, both of Davis; her sister, Kathleen Kasmire of Eureka; her sons, Eli Ross and Glade Lusk of Anchorage; her daughter, Shannon Lusk of Tacoma, Wash.; her grandchildren, River, Sierra and Silas Ross of Anchorage; her stepmother, Arleen Kasmire; and her stepsisters, Audry and Jayne.

At her request, she will be cremated. Her friends are invited to a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made in her name to the Heifer Project.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 18, 2004.)

KATZ

Bert "Jumbo" Katz

Bert "Jumbo" Katz died peacefully on Dec. 3, 2002, at the age of 66.

He was born in Los Angeles on June 5, 1936. After high school at Alhambra High, he served in the United States Navy. In 1964, he moved his family to Chico where he opened the Italian Cottage Restaurant; he later opened a second restaurant in Redding. In 1982, he moved to Davis and opened Caffe Italia.

He retired in 1989 and moved to Cour d'Alene, Idaho, where he enjoyed many years of golfing with his friends at Haden Lake Country Club. He loved traveling, sports, cooking and playing cards with his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Katz; parents, Sam and Gertrude Katz; brother, Kenny Katz; sons, Kevin and Brian Katz; and five grandchildren, Nicholas and Benjamin Katz, and Alison, Travis and Tyler Kirk.

He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the dedicated nurses and Dr. Krause of the Sutter Davis Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their warmth and compassion.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, December 7, 2002.)

KAUFFMAN

Jean P. Kauffman

Jean P. Kauffman of Davis died Jan. 29, 2004, in Davis. She was 86.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1917, in Spokane, Wash.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Davison and her husband, and son, Doug Kauffman, all of Davis. Other survivors include her granddaughter, Tracy Brezinski and her husband, David, of Sacramento and their daughter, Emily; her grandson, Mark Ryan, his wife, Gina, and their son, William, of Palo Alto; her older brother, Alan Porter, and his wife, Auriol, of San Rafeal; and her beloved cousin, Sydney Lindauer, of Red Bluff.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Unitarian Church, 27074 Patwin Road, in Davis at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 13, 2004.)

KAUFMAN

Carol Ann Amirante Kaufman

Carol Ann Amirante Kaufman died May 17, 2001, in Davis. Born April 26, 1943, in New York City, she was 58.

She was a graduate of Cal State Northridge with a degree in psychology. She worked as a bank teller, secretary and legal secretary, then retired in 1976 and was a homemaker until 1997 when she worked for about a year at Z-World in Davis. Her family especially wishes to think Norman Rogers, owner of Z-World, for his kindness and generosity during her illness.

She fought a brain tumor for seven years with "unfailing gallantry," her family said, through three surgeries and endless chemotherapy. "She never uttered one word of self-pity or complaint," they added.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Kaufman; her daughters, Caroline and Veronica; her mother, Charlotte Amirante; her brothers, Ray and Alan Amirant of Los Angeles; her mother-in-law, Edith Weiss of Los Angeles; and her sister-in-law, Alix Golden of Los Angeles.

In accordance with her wishes, no funeral will be held. Her ashes will be scattered at sea.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 20, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KAUFMAN

Mildred E. Kaufman

Mildred E. Kaufman died Jan. 1, 2004, in her home. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Hartington, Neb., she was 89 years old.

She was the oldest of five children and moved with her family to Oregon in 1937 to live near her father's brother. Her parents leased farm land and auctioned their personal property and farm equipment to pay for their move.

In 1941, Mildred and her friend Eudene moved to California. Mildred worked at Mare Island in Vallejo and the State Book Bindery in Sacramento. After her marriage to Fred Kaufman -- just three months after a blind date -- the couple lived with his parents while they saved for their own home, which they began building in 1950.

Mildred worked as a housekeeper for prominent campus faculty and administrators, and Fred retired in 1976 after 37 years of service to UC Davis in the grounds maintenance department. Fred died in 1988 from lung cancer, and Mildred continued to live in their home independently until her recent illness.

She published comprehensive books tracing her mother's, her father's and Fred's family's histories. The couple traveled across the country to collect information for her genealogies. They visited libraries, state archives, county recorders' offices, newspaper offices and cemeteries. She was honored with a special citation from the Nebraska State Historical Society for her contribution to Nebraska state history.

She loved hand crafts and regularly visited museums, galleries and state fairs to view her favorite: quilts.

She was a cancer survivor, having a double mastectomy in 1991, but eventually succumbing to complications from colon cancer for which she had surgery in October 2002.

She was active in the Davis Senior Center, the Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars, Yolo Camera Club and her favorite activity -- water aerobics at a local fitness center. Her aerobics friends recently celebrated an early birthday and Christmas in her home.

She had no children, but she is survived by numerous relatives locally, in California and across the country, as well as by even more numerous friends who will miss her caring nature and willingness to listen and share.

Friends are invited to a service Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. She will be buried next to her husband in the Davis Cemetery.

"In lieu of flowers, Mildred would prefer that you call a close friend on the phone and say hello, take someone important to lunch or write a letter to someone you care about who needs to know you are thinking of them," a friend says.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 6, 2004.)

KAUFMAN

Peter G. Kaufman

Peter G. Kaufman of Davis died on Feb. 5, 2003, at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, following a Davis accident in which his bicycle collided with a car. He was 52 years old.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1950, in Boston, to John and Beverly Kaufman. He was one of three children. In 1954, he and his family moved to Concord, where he remained until coming to Davis in 1997, when he married Sherry Ann Akrawi on Nov. 9.

He received his bachelor's degree from Pacific University in Oregon and began teaching special education at the Shelter Workshop in Contra Costa. He also was a member of the Woodland Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a Bible instructor for Discover Bible School.

He had many enjoyments in his life, including hiking, camping, gardening and sky-diving. He was a loving and caring husband.

He is survived by his wife Sherry of Davis; brother Jeff and his wife Nancy Kaufman, and their two sons Aaron and John of Redhat; and sister Susan Hall of Spokane, Wash. He is further survived by his brothers-in-law Randy Akrawi of Napa, and Ray and his wife Sandra Akrawi of Santa Rosa. His mother-in-law Hiam Akrawi also survives him.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. today at the Woodland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 29 Elliott St., Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 9, 2003.)

KAUFFMAN

Jean P. Kauffman

Jean P. Kauffman of Davis died Jan. 29, 2004, at Courtyard Healthcare with her family by her side. She was 86.

Kauffman was born Sept. 30, 1917, in Spokane, Wash. She attended University of Washington for two years. Several years later, while working as a private secretary at Cal-Western Life Insurance Co., she decided to pursue a teaching career so that she could spend more time with her children. She attended Sacramento State University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1957 and master's degree in 1966.

She lived in Sacramento and taught school in the San Juan Unified School District until she retired. Family members said she was an innovative and creative teacher and taught students in the gifted program. She spent several years as a resource teacher advising classroom teachers about ways to enrich the curriculum.

Kauffman moved to Davis in 1985 to be close to her two children. She immediately became involved in community activities. In 1986, she developed and hosted a program especially for seniors called "Sunny Side Up" on Davis Community Cable. For years, she taught a popular class through Davis Adult Education on writing memoirs, where she made many friends. She was also active in establishing Senior Learning Unlimited and at International House, where she taught a class on English idioms for foreigners.

She married Fred E. Kauffman and was divorced in 1952.

She is survived by daughter Terry Davison and her husband Jay; son Doug Kauffman; granddaughter Tracy Brezinski and her husband David; grandson Mark Ryan and his wife Gina; great-grandson William Ryan; and great-granddaughter Emily Brezinski.

She is also survived by her older brother Alan Porter and his wife Auriol and her beloved cousin Sydney Lindauer.

A celebration of her life is planned at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Davis on Feb. 20.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, February 3, 2004.)

KAUPKE

Diane A. Kaupke

Diane Allison Kaupke died Sept. 23, 2000, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. She was 39.

Born March 21, 1961, in San Francisco, she was a resident of Woodland. She graduated from The Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio; Lake Erie College in Painsville, Ohio; and Cal State Sacramento. After becoming a registered medical assistant, she worked in the medical field in Sacramento. She was an avid sports fan.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Tonya; her mother, Marilyn Kaupke of Davis; her sister, Deirdre Cross of Winters; and her maternal grandmother, Evelyn Cooling of Woodland. She is also survived by her nephew, Tyler Cross, and her niece, Amy Cross, both of Winters.

Her father, Charles Kaupke, preceded her in death in 1969. Her grandparents were Henry and Lydia Rominger Kaupke and John Cooling, all of Woodland.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St. in Woodland, with Pastor Mark Throckmorton officiating. Her remains will be placed at Monument Hill Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be directed to The Andrews School, 38588 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, Setember 24, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KAVANAUGH

Kathleen Margaret Kavanaugh

Kathleen M. Kavanaugh of Lander, Wyo., died Saturday, July 16 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo. due to complications from congestive heart failure. She was 52.

Kathy was born in Billings, Mont. on April 19, 1953 to LeVerne and Marie (Harris) Kavanaugh. She attended schools in Billings, graduating from Billings West High in 1971.

She went on to The College of Coiffure Art, and in 1974 moved to Wibaux. Kathleen married Richard Fox in 1978 and they moved to Spearfish, S.D. and then to Jackson, Wyo. where she began working for Mini Mart. From there she was transferred to Lander, Wyo. and eventually went to work for Pit Stop where she worked for many years where she will be remembered for her teasing manner, her wonderful sense of humor and big smile. Most recently, she worked for Community Entry Service tending to the needs of others, stating that she "finally found out what she wanted to do for the rest of her life."

Kathy is survived by her mother, Marie Schaff, brothers Dan (Pam) Kavanaugh of Billings and David (Cherie) Kavanaugh of Uniontown, Wash.; sister Kristi (Miles) Bristow and her three beloved nephews, Brad Winkfield, David and Danny Bristow, all of Woodland; and Richard Fox of Lander, her ex-husband with whom she remained friends. She also is survived by her dog, her 'baby' Molly, and several cats that she loved and sheltered from a certain life on the street.

She was preceded in death by her father, LeVerne Kavanaugh and her stepfather, Albert Schaff.

Kathy will be remembered for her love of family, friends and animals. She was actively involved in the Pet Connection in Lander, making donations even if she needed the money herself. She was an avid reader, crochet artist, and loving and loyal daughter, sister and friend. She will be missed by many.

Kathy requested that she be cremated, and her ashes buried in Billings with her father at Holy Cross Cemetery. Bustard's Funeral Home of Casper and Dahl Funeral Chapel of Billings helped with the arrangements. A private inurnment has taken place, but those wishing to honor her memory and her life are invited to make donations to their local humane societies.

Visit the online guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

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

KEARNEY

Minerva J. Kearney

Minerva Justine Kearney of Folsom/Slaughterhouse died on Feb. 14, 2000. Born on Dec. 4, 1913, to Sacramento County pioneers Edmond Payen and Jessie Woodard Payen, she was 86.

She was the granddaughter of California Gold Rush-era immigrants.

She attended Carson Creek School in rural Folsom and graduated from Folsom High School in 1932. She graduated from Sacramento Junior College.

She was a resident of the Dixon/Davis area from 1934 to 1986, where she worked side by side with her husband of 53 years in the family dairy farm and later the beef cattle business.

She was the loving mother of David and Mark Kearney of Vacaville, Frederick and Carol Kearney of Folsom, Naudine Ortega of North Highlands and Linda Fortis of Dixon. She was the loving grandmother of Mel Ortega, Miriam Tyson and Gino and Tasha Fortis. She was the great-grandmother of four. She was the widow of Charles Kearney, who died in 1987.

She will be missed by her sister, Genevieve Caples of Sacramento and her brother and rock-gathering companion, Louis Payen of Folsom.

She died suddenly but appropriately on St. Valentine's Day, family members said. She was a very caring and giving person.

Many nieces and nephews enjoyed vacations on the ranch with Aunt Minerva and Uncle Charlie. SHe even made work seem like fun. On a number of occasions, she was there for family members in need of help.

Even after her children were grown, she was there for them. She helped nurse some of her adult children back to health after serious illnesses. She helped nurture the grandchildren into mature adults and even helped those who called her great-grandma with their homework.

She was an active member of the Folsom Trinity Episcopal Church and attended many of their functions up until her death.

In addition to her generous nature, she will be remembered for her delicious vegetable gardens, her beautiful flower gardens and her wonderful spring picnics, family members said.

Services will be held at noon Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends make donations to their favorite charity.

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

KEATING

Maurice Stanislaus Keating

Maurice Stanislaus Keating died Jan. 2, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 73.

Born April 9, 1931, in Holikachuk, Alaska, to Paul and Louise (Andrea) Keating, he attended Holy Cross Mission School and graduated from Mount Edgecumbe High School in 1949. He attended Washington State University for one year prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served during the Korean War.

After the war, he became a mechanic. He belonged to the Sheet Metal Workers Union while he was a sheet metal foreman.

He is survived by his children, Maureen Keating, Maurice Keating Jr. and Christopher Keating, all of Washington; and his sisters, Maybelle Keating of Atlanta, Ga., Sarah Keating of Seattle, Wash., and Elizabeth Keating of Anchorage, Alaska.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday January 6, 2005.)

KEEHN

Elenor A. Keehn

Elenor A. Keehn died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at the age 91. She was born Nov. 12, 1911 in San Rafael, Marin County, Ca. to the late Peter and Nora (Sullivan) LeCornec. She was the third born of five children. Her mother, Nora, came to the United States from Ireland at the age of 20. Her father, Peter, was born in Kentfield, Marin County, Ca. Elenor's family moved to Woodland in 1918. She attended Holy Rosary Academy, graduating in 1929, and had been a member of the Glee Club. Elenor wrote the words for the class song "Missing You."

She was married to John A. Keehn in 1935, where they wed in the Catholic Church at Carson City, Nev., with the Rev. Monsignor F.M. Wientjes officiating. They raised two children. Elenor was a member of the Young Ladies Institute; the Holy Rosary Mother's Club, and the Holy Rosary Alumni Association. She had been an avid reader and always enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Elenor worked in the office of the Electric Garage located on the corner of Third and Main Streets during the 1930's she then helped in the office of Keehn, Keehn & Lucchesi Construction in the 1940s and early years of the 1950s. She also worked as a seasonal bookkeeper for Heidrick Farms in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Her son, John H. Keehn and wife Janice of Woodland; her daughter, Marilyn Croll and husband Jim of Zamora survive Elenor. Also surviving are grandchildren Tom Keehn of Woodland; Randy Keehn and wife Debbie of Phoenix, Ariz.; Steve Keehn and wife Lynn of Woodland; Kirsten (Croll) Givens and husband Ron of Sacramento; Jeannene (Croll) Jew and husband Brian of Roseville; Janey (Croll) Wood and husband Bryan of Colorado.

Six great-grandsons, Bradley Keehn, Jesse and Joshua Givens and Kelly, Ryan and Logan Jew and one great-grand-granddaughter, Brittany Keehn also survive Mrs. Keehn.

She was preceded in death by her husband John A. Keehn, her parents and sisters: Irene Langenour and Jeanne Thompson and brothers: Herb LeCornec and Wally LeCornec.

A prayer vigil will be held at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, Ca. on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2003 at 7 p.m. A mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 103 Walnut St., Woodland, Ca. at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will follow immediately after the service at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Woodland, Ca. The family requests that any donations in Mrs. Keehn's memory be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(There is a photograph of Mrs. Keehn included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 14, 2003.)

KEEHN

John A. Keehn Sr.

John A. Keehn Sr. died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002. Mr. Keehn was born at the family residence on Sixth Street in Woodland to John and Bertha (Abele) Keehn on Dec. 5, 1909.

A lifelong resident of Woodland, Mr. Keehn attended Holy Rosary Academy grade school, completing in 1923, and graduated from Woodland High School in 1927. While in school he was an active member of the Woodland High School Band as a saxophonist, and in 1928 played in ECK's Band by Les Morris for local dances, and also they were once featured in the National Theater.

As a young man he worked in the building trades for Jack Witzelberger, Joe Motroni and Earl Younger who were the local builders in the Woodland area in the 1930's. In 1939 Mr. Keehn formed a partnership with his older brother, Alfred Keehn and with Leo Lucchesi Sr., which came to be known as Keehn, Keehn & Lucchesi Construction, which later, in 1955 became John Keehn & Son.

According to his family his main labor of love was farming, and he worked for his uncles; Tom Mumma, Shorty Myers, and Henry Abele. Later he helped his Aunt Victoria Mumma farm her land after the sudden death of her husband, Tom. This farm work was done in the early 1930's while he was just finishing high school.

Mr. Keehn was quite active in sports and was on the Richfield Softball team and the Friendship Club Basketball team. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and raising sheep according to his family.

Mr. Keehn is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elenor (LeCornec) Keehn whom he wed on Dec. 15, 1935 in Carson City, Nevada.

Also surviving Mr. Keehn is his son, John H. Keehn and wife Janice, of Woodland; his daughter Marilyn Croll and husband Jim of Zamora; his sister Anna Marie Kincheloe of Rio Vista; brother Joe Keehn and wife Florence, and sister in law Mrs. Alfred Keehn, all of Woodland.

Also surviving are grandchildren Tom Keehn of Woodland, Randy Keehn and wife Debbie of Phoenix, Arizona; Steve Keehn and wife Lynn of Woodland; Kirsten Givens and husband Ron of Sacramento, Jeannene Jew and husband Brian of Roseville; and Janey Wood and husband Bryan of Colorado. Five great grandsons Bradley Keehn, Jesse and Joshua Givens and Kelly and Ryan Jew and one great granddaughter Brittany Keehn survive Mr. Keehn.

He was preceded in death by his brother Alfred Keehn and sister Eleanor Shipman.

John was a member for the Woodland Elks Lodge, the Knights of Columbus, serving as the Grand Knight, and a member of the Old Friendship Club.

A vigil service will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, A mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery immediately after the mass.

The family request donations in Mr. Keehn's memory be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Friday, January 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

KEEN

Robert "Earl" Keen

Robert "Earl" Keen, an 18-year Davis resident, died July 8, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital, just six hours before his 100th birthday.

Born July 9, 1904, in Nacogdoches, Texas, he was 99.

Keen lived in the Yuba-Sutter area before moving to Davis 18 years ago. He retired from the Del Monte Cannery. He proudly served his country in the National Guard. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his sons, Floyd Keen of Redding, Jimmy Keen of Davis and Eddie Keen of Lava Berryessa; and daughters, Deltha Gaither of Olympia, Wash., and Gwen Epp of Live Oak. He is further survived by 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Yuba City Church of the Nazarene, 600 N. George Washington Blvd. in Yuba City. Burial will follow the service at Oroville District Cemetery in Oroville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 13, 2004.)

KEENER

Hal R. Keener

Hal Reed Keener died Jan. 1, 2001, at his home in Shingletown, after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 13, 1939, in Jackson County, North Carolina, to Hal Keener Sr. and Edith Welch, he was 61.

He had worked as a U.S. postal carrier in Davis for 27 years before moving to Shingletown.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Keener, and his children, James Keener, Lisa Engles, Kendra Beatty, David Keener and Paige Frazier. He is also survived by his 17 grandchildren, Joshua, Chandra, Chris, Courtney and Ashley Angles; Melissa, Arnold and Katie Keener; Chris, Joel, Shannon and Trevor Beatty; Kristin, Timmy and Allison Keener; and Kayla and John Webster.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Open Door Community Church in Shingletown. Call 474-3625 for directions. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Jerry Hambelton.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 4, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KEESLING

John Milton Keesling

John Milton Keesling died peacefully Feb. 4, 2006, surrounded by his family in Davis following a brief illness. He was 83.

Born in San Francisco on Sept. 30, 1922, to Hector and Margaret Keesling, he graduated from San Mateo High School where he met his future bride, Merle Martin. He attended San Mateo Junior College, interrupting his studies to serve in the Army Air Forces for the next four years during World War II.

He and Merle were married in 1943 and began their lives together in North Burlingame, later moving to Los Altos. He worked as an insurance underwriter for the next several years, a job that would take the family to Portland, Ore., and then on to Seattle, before they eventually returned to Palo Alto to be close to family.

He left the insurance business in the 1960s to open Keesling's Antiques with his wife, a shop they operated in Los Altos for almost 18 years. During this time they helped establish the Los Altos Antique Dealers Association.

Many of his favorite childhood memories were of family vacations spent at Lake Almanor, and in 1978 he and Merle decided to move to the lake permanently. His great love for the outdoors was a constant draw for him. If the wind was up, he would head to the dock for a quick sail. If the snow was powdery, it didn't take much to convince him to head out for a cross-country ski trip.

One of his biggest loves was riding his bicycle around the lake or to Domingo Springs. The couple were members of the Lake Almanor Wheel People.

He served as Cub master and Scout master in Los Altos and Palo Alto, and later would participate in the 50-mile backpacking trips with the Scouts and his family. He was a volunteer for the Hamilton Branch Fire Department at Lake Almanor for 15 years, serving as a fireman, radio operator and driver of the department tanker truck.

He served as commodore for the La Presa Grande Yacht Club at Lake Almanor and was a member of the Hamilton Branch Community Service District Water Board.

His family said he touched many lives and always made time for family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Merle; three sons, Richard Keesling of Mountain View, Robert Keesling and his wife Jan of Destin, Fla., and Peter Keesling and his wife Peg of San Martin; a daughter, Betsy Peterson and her husband Gary of Davis; and his grandchildren, Bill, Sarah, Mary and John Keesling, and Alicia and Daniel Peterson.

He is further survived by two sisters, Jane Trevor and her husband Jim of Hillsborough and Ginger Ramage and her husband Jig of Coronado; a brother, Tom Keesling and his wife Ruth of Englewood, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held with family and friends at his favorite place, Lake Almanor, in late spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or to the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 1, 2006.)

KEITH

Aubrey Lawrence KEITH

(25 Sep 1886 Yolo Co CA-11 Oct 1941 Bodfish, Kern Co CA)

"Keith, Aubrey Lawrence-final rites for Mr. Keith, 55, Bodfish, were held at Woodland with burial in the family plot at Woodland Cemetery. He is survived by a widow, Marie Keith, of Bodfish, brothers, James and Herbert of Knights Landing, and sisters, Ilene Keith of San Francisco and Vera Darby of Sacramento. Mr. Keith passed away in a local hospital on Saturday. The Hopson Mortuary had charge of arrangements in Bakersfield."

(Source: "Bakersfield Californian", Monday October 13, 1941)

The above obituary was contributed by Roger Keith, <sandrakeith@gibralter.net>.

(Buried in Knights Landing Cemetery, Knights Landing, Yolo Co CA.)

KEITH

Elton D. Keith

Elton D. Keith passed away on Tuesday, March 21 after a lengthy illness. He was born on January 14, 1923 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Ben and Esther Keith. He was the eldest of 11 children. He resided in Oklahoma for most of his youth before moving to Winters with his family. He was inducted in the United States Marine Corps in 1944. He was ultimately deployed to Iwo Jima on D-Day of the Pacific, February 19, 1945. He served as a decorated Corporal in the First Battalion, Fifth Marine division. Elton was employed by The County of Yolo for 20 years. Elton was known for his quiet reverence and dedication to The Lord. When living in Oregon, he was instrumental in establishing the first Christian Church on the Pauite Indian Colony. When living in Winters, he and his wife pastored The Faith Tabernacle Church. They were supportive of several missionaries and the La Grande Feliz Orphanage. Ill health forced him to eventually retire from the active ministry.

Elton was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying elk hunting, fishing and prospecting. He had quite the green thumb and enjoyed refinishing antique furniture. His love of music was apparent; his favorite music could be heard throughout any given day. Elton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma (Mattox) Keith; his four children: Daniel Keith, Phyllis Keith, Rhonda Kimball and Linda Estepa; his six grandchildren: Sherry Mack, Ronald Gonnella, Joel Seigel, Angela Estepa, Carie Estepa and Ryan Estepa. He also has four great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his brothers Chas Keith, Ozell Keith, Gene Keith and Glenn Keith; sisters Waltine Barber, Geraldine Willard, Lois Wagoner and Lena Handle. He is proceeded in death by his daughter Lela, brothers Jay T. Keith and Lloyd “Bud” Keith as well as his parents Ben and Esther (Washburn) Keith. Elton will be remembered for his boundless compassion and generosity. He was deeply devoted to his family and was loved and respected by all. He will be greatly missed.

Services were held Friday, March 24 at the Main Street Church. His brother, Reverend Glenn Keith, officiated. Remembrances may be made to the Winters Community Church building fund c/o P.O. Box 424, Winters, CA 95694.

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

KEITH

Henrietta (Moore) Keith

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Henrietta Keith, 73, at Kraft Bros. chapel with burial to follow in the Knights Landing cemetery. Mrs. Keith was a native of Orland [California] and had lived in Knights Landing for the past 50 years. She is survived by a son, Clement Keith, of Knights Landing; a sister, Mrs. Grace Ellington, Redding; and a niece, Mrs. Ray Gillison, Corning.

Source: Woodland Daily Democrat; Thursday 17 January 1957; page 2.

The above obituary was contributed by Roger Keith, <sandrakeith@gibralter.net>.

KEITH

Henry Walker KEITH

(28 Oct 1883 Yolo Co CA-6 Apr 1941 Bodfish, Kern Co CA)

"Keith, Henry Walker-services for Mr. Keith, 54, of Bodfish, will be held at Woodland. Time and date are pending. Mr. Keith was a laborer at Bodfish and had lived in the city three years. He passed away in a local hospital yesterday. He leaves a son, Kenneth Walker Keith, Knights Landing, CA; and a brother, A.L. Keith of Bodfish. Hopson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements."

(Source: "Bakersfield Californian", Monday, 7 Apr 1941)

The above obituary was contributed by Roger Keith, <sandrakeith@gibralter.net>.

(Buried in Knights Landing Cemetery, Knights Landing, Yolo Co CA)

KEITH

James S. Keith

(25 Dec 1856 The Dalles, Wasco Co OR-11 Feb 1909 Knights Landing, Yolo Co CA)

KNIGHTS LANDING RESIDENT DEAD

FLOOD HINDERS FUNERAL OF JAMES S. KEITH

CAME TO CALIFORNIA WHEN A BOY AND BECAME A LIVERY PROPRIETOR

"James S. Keith of Knights Landing, for the past three years in the general merchandise business, and formerly a prominent livery stable man, died yesterday morning at 5:30 of dropsey with which he had suffered for more than a year.

On account of the rain and flooded conditions and the fact that the cemetery at Knights Landing is surrounded by water, the question of his funeral has not been decided. The body is at the family home. It probably will be placed in a receiving vault by Undertaker Krellenberg until the flood is over.

Mr. Keith was born in The Dalles, Oregon, Christmas Day, 1856. He was of Scotch-Welsh ancestry, but both of his parents were born in the United States. His mother died when he was but six months of age. Business reverses overtook his father several years later, and the son, before he was in his teens, was fighting his way in the world. He reached Yolo County when a boy and was but 19 years of age when he located at Knights Landing. His first employment was in a livery stable, and he was a wage earner there for ten years, at the expiration of which time he became the proprietor of the business, every detail of which he had mastered, and he conducted it successfully for twenty-five years. Three years ago he purchased the general merchandise store of J. R. Shaw, and was conducting it with the assistance of his sons, who are still in charge, up to the time of his death.

April 24, 1881, Mr. Keith was married to Miss Katie Donovan, a native of New York. They were the parents of five sons and two daughters, Roy, Harry, Herbert, James, Jr., Aubrey, Vera, and Ilene. He is also survived by two sisters."

(Source: "The Mail of Woodland", Friday morning edition, 12 February, 1909 page 2.)

The above obituary was contributed by Roger Keith, <sandrakeith@gibralter.net>.

(Buried in Knights Landing Cemetery, Knights Landing, Yolo Co CA.)

KEITH

Warren Cash Keith

(4 Aug 1818 Hardin Co KY-7 May 1892 Yolo Co CA)

DEATH OF A PIONEER

"Warren C. Keith, familiarly known as 'Pap Keith', died in Knights Landing, Saturday night. Deceased was a native of Kentucky and seventy-three years, ten months, and three days of age. He is one of the pioneers of this State, as he came here in 1848. He was a soldier of the Mexican and Civil Wars. He also served with distinction in several different Indian wars. He has been in poor health for several years and gradually grew worse until death ended his eventful career."

(Source: "The Yolo Democrat", Tuesday, May 12th, 1892, pg 6)

The above obituary was contributed by Roger Keith, <sandrakeith@gibralter.net>.

(Buried in Knights Landing Cemetery, Knights Landing, Yolo Co CA.)

KEITHLY

Mary Evelyn Latham Keithly

Mary Evelyn Latham Keithly died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 2006, at the age of 82. Born on July 1, 1923 in Sharon, S.C., Mrs. Keithly had been an Esparto resident for the past 44 years, 36 of them spent with her late husband, Kenneth Keithly. The two meet in South Carolina on a Sunday in December and married two weeks later on New Year's Eve, 1944. They were married for 53 years.

After raising her six children, Mrs. Keithly attended Yuba College where she received her Vocational Nursing License in 1977 at age 54. She worked for the next 18 years at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital. She retired from her nursing career at the age of 72. In addition to her career, she reportedly enjoyed cooking, eventually creating and selling "Granny Wyatt's" almond roca, which was sold along with other home-made food at the Capay Almond Festival for the past eight years. She was a supporter of several nonprofit organizations such as the Esparto Library, Yolo Hospice and The American Museum of Natural History.

Mrs. Keithly is survived by her six children: Kathleen G. Keithly of San Francisco, Kristine F. Edwards of Denver, Colo., Kay Luthi of Napa, Kenton C. Keithly of Woodland, Karryl Keithly of Sacramento and Kellie Woodward of Enid, Okla., as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by seven brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, sister and brother in-law, Ethel and George D. Stephens, her mother, Gaynell Latham, brother, Ralph and sister Agnes.

Services: A service has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the Capay Cemetery on County Road 22. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors have been assisting with the arrangements.

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

KELLEHER

Daisy L. Kelleher

Daisy L. Kelleher died Oct. 26, 2004, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento from complications arising from an accident in her home. She was 75.

An evening vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in Davis. The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

Born to Charles and Alma Bopp in Peoria, Ill., on May 19, 1929, she was 8 years old when her family moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where she later graduated from high school. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert P. Kelleher, and they had three children together. They were married 51 years before he died on Jan. 27, 2000.

She was described by her family as a devoted mother and friend. Her children said she always baked a cake for their birthdays and was know for her "Junk Box" gifts that could include an array of items that she thought the recipient would like. She loved to dance and laugh and made friends all over the country. Her two last weeks were spent at UC Davis Medical Center where each day she received numerous cards from friends all over the country.

She is survived by her three children, Mike Kelleher and his wife Sandy of Woodland, Pattie Kelleher of Davis, and Kathy Minta and her husband Steve of Port Townsend, Wash. She is further survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are her brothers, Dick Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dan Kelleher of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Jo Parrish and her husband Frank of Johnstown, Colo.; and aunt, Lila Gerrish of Clovis.

Remembrances may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association Sacramento Chapter, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D1, Sacramento, CA 95825, or to Putah Creek Arboretum, c/o Regents of University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 29, 2004.)

KELLEHER

Daniel John Kelleher

Daniel John Kelleher, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died July 9, 2004, in Sacramento with his family by his side.

Born in Klamath Falls, July 15, 1936, he was a lifetime resident of the Klamath Basin until moving to Davis in 2003. Dan graduated from Tulelake High School and Oregon State University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He married Patricia Schwabenland in 1960. He went on to earn a Masters degree in history from the University of Oregon. For 10 years following college, he taught history, social studies and other subjects at Henley High School while also helping work the family farm and sheep operation. He then turned to full-time farming of the Tulelake land that his parents homesteaded in 1927. He served as President of the Tulelake Growers Association and on the Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Services. He also served several years in the National Guard.

Dan pursued a life-time passion for learning and education, never missing an opportunity to expand or share his wealth of knowledge. He was an active member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends. Dan is survived by and will be greatly missed by Pat, his loving wife of 43 years, children Katherine Kelleher-McGreevy, Mary Nicholson, and John Kelleher; sons-in-law Dan McGreevy and Jeff Nicholson; grandchildren Ted, Anna and Bradley Nicholson; sisters Mary Ann Baer and Helen Pieser, as well as many close friends and relatives.

A Rosary was said on Tuesday, July 13, and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, July 14, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tulelake.

Remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association or Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tulelake.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, July 25, 2004.)

KELLEHER

Robert P. Kelleher

Robert P. Kelleher died on Jan. 27, 2000. Born on May 2, 1929, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Leah and Daniel Kelleher, he was 71.

He served for 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was NCO Airman of the Year multiple times.

He gave 22 years of service to UC Davis, retiring as assistant vice chancellor for facilities construction and maintenance.

He loved family, friends, dogs, wildlife, camping and fishing. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and even more so for those who knew him well.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Daisy Kelleher; three children, Mike Kelleher of Woodland, Pattie Kelleher of Davis and Kathy Minta of Port Townsend, Wash.; four grandchildren, Michele Tobin of Glendale, Sarah Kelleher of Woodland, Robin Kelleher of Woodland and Erin Kelleher of Woodland; and seven great-grandchildren, plus one on the way.

He also is survived by his brother, Daniel Kelleher of Dayton, Ohio; and sister, Joanne Parrish of Loveland, Colo.

A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church.

Memorial donations can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Sacramento Chapter, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D1, Sacramento, CA 95825; or to the UC Davis Arboretum, in care of Regents of the University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA, 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Jan. 23, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KELLEY

Charles Mack Kelley

Charles Mack Kelley died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at age 60.

Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Mexia, Texas, Mr. Kelley was the son of the late Mack and Violet Kelley. He was a resident of Yolo County for the past 50 years. He was an insurance agent for 32 years last working for George Peterson Insurance. He was a former member of the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299. According to his family members, "he enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and was a sports enthusiast."

Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Linda Kelley; son, Chris Kelley and wife Dane, all of Woodland; grandchildren, Jordan and Matthew Kelley; brother, Randy Kelley and wife Mary; and sister-in-law, Patty Amen and husband Jack, also all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his nieces, Courtney and Kaitie Kelley of Woodland and Corinne Thomson of Truckee; and nephew, Nick Amen of Davis.

Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Kelley; and niece, Jill Kelley.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 29, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Kelley is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

KELLEY

Geraldine Frances Kelley

Geraldine Frances Kelley died at Stollwood Convalescent Home in Woodland on Thursday, March 9 at age 91.

Mrs. Kelley was born April 16, 1914 in Sacramento. She was a lifelong Yolo County resident. She attended Holy Rosary and Dingle schools and was a 1934 graduate of Woodland High School. She worked as a clerk for one year at the Yolo County Courthouse and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, counselor for Sub Debs, a member of Omega Nu and Woodland Pink Ladies.

Survivors include Mrs. Kelley's husband of more than 24 years, Daniel Kelley; her daughters, Carol Ann Hiltunen of Fremont; her daughter-in-law; Carol Ann Collins of Salinas; her stepson, Tom Kelley of Citrus Heights; and her grandson, Ian. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip Collins and her son, Robert Collins.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 13 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

KELLY

Elizabeth Kelly

Elizabeth ''Betty'' Kelly died on Nov. 24, 1999. Born on Dec. 7, 1915, in Oakville, Iowa, she was 83.

She grew up near the Mississippi River.

She was the daughter of Fred and Grace Jamison and the eldest of nine children.

She graduated from high school in Larimore and later went to North Dakota State University at Fargo, where she met her future husband, Clarence Kelly. They married in 1937. Subsequently, she became a military wife and was stationed in Maine; Washington, D.C.; Ames, Iowa; and at the Hotel Del Cornado in San Diego.

In 1945, Clarence was hired as a professor of agricultural engineering at UC Davis and the couple moved to Davis with their only son, Robert Kelly. They moved to Berkeley in 1963 when Clarence became a statewide director of the agricultural experiment stations.

Clarence was with UCD until 1967 when he retired.

The couple spent two years in Washington while Clarence worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They retired to Berkeley; Clarence died in 1976.

Betty continued to live in Berkeley until 1996 when she moved to Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. She moved to Davis earlier this year due to illness and to be closer to her family.

She was a life master in bridge and played in bridge clubs in Davis, Sacramento and Berkeley. She was a member of the University Farm Circle and Mariner's Club. She enjoyed gardening and specialized in different varieties of camellias.

She enjoyed traveling and traveled throughout the world with her husband when he spoke at conferences. She also traveled extensively after his death. In particular, she enjoyed Mexico.

She was a voracious reader and an avid crossword puzzle fan. She also enjoyed opera and attending the theater.

She was an excellent cook who enjoyed entertaining and especially cooking for her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two brothers, Don and Bill Jamison; and two sisters, Sue Kroell and Jean Brothers.

She is survived by her son, Robert Kelly and his wife Lee Ann; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Allison Kelly; four brothers, Johnny, Edward, Tom and Richard Jamison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the University Covenant Church, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Yolo Literacy Council, 250 First St., Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Nov. 28, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KEMNITZ

Harold Leroy Kemnitz

Harold Leroy Kemnitz died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at age 62.

Born Dec. 11, 1940, in Aberdeen, S.D., Mr. Kemnitz had been a Yolo County resident for 46 years. He worked and retired from Spreckels Sugar Company.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Wanda Kemnitz; daughters, Lori Miller and husband Ken, and Lisa Vernon and husband Kenneth; son, Thomas Kemnitz; granchildren, Christen, Bobby, Brandon Belli and their father, Robert, all of Woodland; sister, Beverly Avina and husband Juan of Fresno; brother, Ronald Kemnitz of Hayward; and father- and mother-in-law, Rolland and Doris Stevens of Knights Landing.

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

Services: Private funeral services for family members only will be scheduled at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 16, 2003.)

KENDALL

Geneva Laverne Kendall

Geneva Laverne Kendall went peacefully to her eternal rest in the early hours of Dec. 4, 2005. She was 86. Born in Girdner, Mo., she grew up in Colorado, moving to California with her family at age 18. She had been a Yolo County resident for 67 years. A day never passed that Geneva neglected to sing praises to her Lord and Savior, while weeding her garden or strolling through the house. She lovingly tended her family and friends and leaves a large void in the lives of all who knew her gentle ways. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene for more than 65 years where she served as teacher, a missionary and other capacities.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Norman W. Kendall; her daughter, Brenda Wing; granddaughters Tammy Schmid and husband Greg of Woodland, and Teresa Miller of Rancho Cucamonga; great-grandson, Chase "Chasey" Snook Schmid of Woodland; as well as step-great-grandchildren, Kristen Schurter (Ted) of Illinois, Eric Schmid of Los Angeles and Suzanne Schmid of Woodland. She also leaves a sister, Lila Moore of Riverbank; brother Bill Irby and wife Schorlett, brother-in-law John Buchholz, all of Woodland; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Richard and Rosina Kendall of San Francisco and Thomas and Barbara Kendall of Carson City, Nev. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Goldie Irby; her son, Terry Kendall; brothers Noble, Cecil, Al and Les Irby and sister, Frieda Buchholz.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Monument Hill with Greg Schmid officiating. Memorial donations in Mrs. Kendall's memory may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 7, 2005.)

KENDRICK

Ruth H. Kendrick

Ruth Helen Kendrick died March 21, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital following a sudden illness. Born Sept. 21, 1919, in Black Eagle, Mont., she was 80 years old.

She was a Davis resident for the past 12 years, moving from Southern California with her husband of almost 60 years, Walt Kendrick. She was the daughter of the late John B. Osterman and Venci Agnic Osterman and was raised in the Catholic faith.

A retired loan officer with Bank of America, her career in banking spanned 30 years.

During World War Ii she worked as a riveter with the Lockheed Corp., building airplanes at the Santa Barbara factory.

She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them. She also enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Walt Kendrick of Davis; two daughters, Sharon Johnson and her husband Darrell of Hazelton, Idaho, and Jan Anderson and her husband Rich of Woodland; a son, Walt Kendrick Jr. and his wife Shanna of Kimberly, Idaho; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside committal service Friday at 1 p.m. at the Davis Cemetery. The Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 19, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KENDRICK

Walton O. Kendrick

Walton O. Kendrick died May 17, 2000, in Woodland. Born in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 16, 1917, he was 82.

He was a fifth-generation Californian and a direct descendant of Anne Twitchell, the first white woman born at Sutter's Fort. His forefathers came from England to fight in the Revolutionary War.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and flew A-26s and A-20s in the 47th Bomber Group in a combat mission over Italy, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with eight clusters and the Silver Star.

He graduated from Carpinteria High School, earning all-American honors in football and track. He worked for Standard Oil Co. as a sales representative for 40 years. He loved golf, bowling and fishing. His speciality was barbecued hamburgers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Kendrick, on March 21, 2000. He is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Johnson and her husband Darrell of Hazelton, Idaho, and Jan Anderson and her husband Rich of Woodland; his son, Walton O. Kendrick Jr. and his wife Shanna of Twin Falls, Idaho; and his brother, Jack Kendrick of Lake Arrowhead.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Davis Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

KENNEDY

Kathleen Elizabeth "Kat" Kennedy

Kathleen "Kat" Elizabeth Kennedy of Woodland died in Sacramento Tuesday, Oct. 25 at age 48.

Ms. Kennedy was born Sept. 9, 1957 in San Diego. She had been a resident of Yolo County for eight years. A high school graduate, she also attended Esparto High School. She served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years and worked as an accountant for Wal-Mart in Woodland for eight years. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include Ms. Kennedy's daughter, Renita Begley; her son, Cedryc Kennedy; her grandchildren, Ariel Dunn and Sadie Jade Kennedy, all of Woodland; her mother, Catherine Kennedy of Vacaville; her sister, Gladys Kennedy of Guinda; and her brother, George M. Kennedy III of Maui, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her father, George Kennedy II and her brother, Ronald Kennedy.

The family requests memorials in Ms. Kennedy's name be directed to the Kat Kennedy Memorial Fund, c/o Gladys Kennedy, P.O. Box 281 Guinda, 95637.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 27, 2005.)

KENNEDY

Margaret B. Kennedy

Margaret B. Kennedy died Dec. 6, 2005, in Davis. She was 87.

A viewing and Rosary begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wiscombe's Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A funeral Mass begins at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery.

She was born April 24, 1918, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Peter and Florence (Poitner) Kelsch. She attended St. Mary's of the Wasatch in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she received her master's degree in library science. She was first employed as a librarian at Gonzaga University, and then became the head librarian of the Idaho Falls Public Library.

She married Scott Kennedy on June 5, 1957, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Upon locating to California, she worked as a cataloger at the UC Santa Barbara Library from 1957 to 1975. In 1975 she began working in the catalog department of the UC Davis Library where she remained until her retirement in 1984.

She attended St. James Catholic Church in Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Kennedy, who was the head of the UC Davis Physical Sciences & Engineering Library. He died Aug. 15, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Phyllis McGee and Florence Kelsch, and by her brothers, Leonard and Kenneth Kelsch.

She is survived by her brothers, Vern Kelsch and his wife Mildred of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Raymond Kelsch and his wife Carlene of Kamiah, Idaho; Ralph Kelsch and his wife Buelah of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and James Kelsch and his wife Karen of Boise, Idaho; her sisters, Betty Lumia and her husband Peter of Tucson, Ariz.; Joyce Rausch and her husband William of Easton, Maryland; and Mary Carol McKibben of Las Vegas, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 9, 2005.)

KENNEDY

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy, whose career as librarian culminated at UC Davis after service at three UC campuses, one of its research laboratories, and tenures in industry and governmental libraries, died Aug. 15, 2000, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 80.

Born at Fort Lewis, Wash., he grew up in Southern California, primarily Santa Paula, where he attended elementary and high school. He graduated from San Jose State College with a degree in biological science, and then worked briefly for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in San Francisco before earning a library science degree from UC Berkeley.

He entered into professional librarianship immediately by taking a position at its biology library. From Cal, he was offered several UC library positions, moving from the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico, to UCLA, where he was physics librarian.

Following his service at UCLA, Kennedy accepted a position as a librarian for Phillips Petroleum Company, Atomic Energy Division, at the National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was while in Idaho that he met his future wife, Margaret Kelsch, who was then head of the Idaho Falls Public Library.

Following their marriage, the Kennedys returned to Southern California, where he spent more than a decade with TEMPO, a division of General Electric in Santa Barbara, under contract with the federal government. Before leaving the Santa Barbara area, he also worked as a librarian for the Department of the Navy at Port Hueneme. In 1975, the Kennedys moved to Davis, where he assumed his last professional position as head of the UC Davis Physical Sciences Library, from which he retired in 1984.

During his more than 35 years of librarianship, he was a member and officer of national, state and local professional library associations. While in retirement, he was an active traveler, member of the UC Davis Library Associates, and an enthusiastic appreciator of the art and culture of the American Southwest. He is survived by Margaret Kennedy, his wife of 43 years.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the emergency room fund of the Sutter Davis Hospital. Checks may be made to the Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation and mailed to the foundation at P.O. Box 1617, Davis, CA, 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, August 20, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KENNELLY

Marlies Schaad Kennelly

Marlies Schaad Kennelly died in her Hillsboro, Ore. home of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at age 66.

Born July 27, 1937, in Woodland, Mrs. Kennelly was a 1955 graduate of Pierce High School in Arbuckle and of San Jose College. She grew up in Dunnigan.

Survivors include her daughters, Lisa McMahan and husband Gary of Hillsboro, Ore. and Patricia Kennelly of San Rafael, and son, John Kennelly of San Jose; brother, Gary Schaad and his wife Marlene of Dunnigan and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Hagar Schaad of Dunnigan.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Restoration Fund of the Union Church of Dunnigan, P.O. Box 203, Dunnigan 95937; or to the charity of donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at noon, Friday, Dec. 19, at Evergreen Christian Center, Hillsboro, Ore.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 16, 2003.)

KEPNER

Richard Kepner

Richard Kepner died in his home on Jan. 28, 2001, at the age of 84.

He joined the UC Davis Chemistry faculty in 1946 after earning degrees from Berkeley and UCLA.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Douglas; brother, Robert; and sister, Katherine.

At his request, there will be no funeral service.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 30, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KEPNER

Robert Allan "Bob" Kepner (1st of 2 obituaries)

Robert Allan "Bob" Kepner, a UC Davis professor emeritus, died at his Davis home Dec. 19, 2003, of complications from a stroke. He was 88.

Born May 18, 1915, in Los Angeles, he attended Riverside Junior College (1932-34), UC Berkeley (1934-36) and UCD (1936-37). He graduated from Cal with honors in mechanical engineering, with an agricultural engineering option.

From 1937 to 1942, Kepner worked as an associate in the UCD Agricultural Experiment Station, compiling and analyzing research on the use of heaters for frost protection in orchards.

During the winter of the 1938-39 school year, his sister, Kay, introduced him to her college roommate, Denzil (Dennie) McBride. The couple married in 1941.

Early in 1942 Kepner was invited to join a team of engineers at Stewart-Warner Corporation developing heaters for military aircraft. He started as a test engineer but later he rose to head the aircraft heaters engineering group.

In 1947 Prof. H.B. Walker, chair of agricultural engineering at UCD, invited Kepner to return to campus. His contributions included the development of a continuous-flow spray-type seed treater, especially suitable for treating sugar beets, sold commercially for many years. He also developed non-selective mechanical harvesters for green and white asparagus, and, with others, methods for the combine harvesting of small-seed legumes and barley.

He studied the performance and effects of various types of hay-harvesting equipment, analyzing the cutting action of the mower. He developed a mechanical gopher-bait applicator for open fields that was sold commercially.

His research also included methods for: incorporating rice straw into the soil as an alternative to burning, harvesting, storing and handling cotton, and harvesting of fresh-market onions.

He served on an advisory committee for developing a forest engineering option at Cal.

In 1955 he authored Principles of Farm Machinery, which became a basic textbook around the world and was translated into several languages. Later editions were published in 1972 and 1978. During his 39-year career at UCD, he authored or co-authored more than 65 publications.

He principally taught courses in farm machinery for both engineering and non-engineering students, as well as a course in tractors for non-engineering students.

In 1979 he served as acting associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering.

During eight years of planning and constructing Bainer Hall, he chaired the building committee and was influential in the structure's final design. In 1995 a seminar room in the building was named for him, in recognition of "outstanding scholarly achievement and stature as a distinguished authority in the field of agricultural engineering."

After retiring, in 1981, he continued to be involved with the design of specialized field machinery, including a vacuum harvester for cuphea plant seeds and a plot planter for alfalfa seed.

He was a life fellow of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and received that organization's Outstanding Paper Award in 1950. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and the American Association of Engineering Societies. He received the Instructor of the Year award in 1980-81 from the UCD ASAE branch. He is listed in Who's Who in America, International Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

During his retirement years he enjoyed contributing his time to International House, from which he received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 1993 and which planted a tree in honor of his dedication in 1999; the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee, which recognized his long service with a plaque in 1995; and AARP, from which he received an award for "outstanding service to the community" in 1999.

His hobbies included photography, gardening, traveling and, above all, designing and building whatever he needed to suit a given situation.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dennie, two sons, Gilbert and Ronald, and his brother, Richard, who was also a longtime UCD professor.

He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Kepner of Davis, sister, Kay Tesarik of Alhambra, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Woodland Presbyterian Church, located at 1324 Columbia Drive in Woodland.

The family asks memorial contributions be made to the UC Davis Foundation's Robert A. and Denzil M. Kepner Endowment Fund, which will create scholarships for the College of Engineering. Contributions may be sent to: UCD Foundation Office, 1480 Drew Ave., Davis CA 95616.

(The above obituary was also listed in the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 28, 2003. A photograph of Mr. Kepner was included with the "Daily Democrat" obituary.)

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 29, 2003.)

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Robert A. Kepner (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Robert Allan "Bob" Kepner, a UC Davis professor emeritus, died at his Davis home Dec. 19, 2003, of complications from a stroke. He was 88.

Born May 18, 1915, in Los Angeles, he attended Riverside Junior College (1932-34), UC Berkeley (1934-36) and UCD (1936-37). He graduated from Cal with honors in mechanical engineering, with an agricultural engineering option.

He had a long and distinguished career with UC Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dennie; two sons, Gilbert and Ronald; and his brother, Richard, who was also a longtime UCD professor.

He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Kepner of Davis; a son, Harold Kepner of Paris; a sister, Kay Tesarik of Alhambra; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive in Woodland.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the UC Davis Foundation's Robert A. and Denzil M. Kepner Endowment Fund, which will create scholarships for the College of Engineering. Contributions may be sent to UCD Foundation Office, 1480 Drew Ave., Davis CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 6, 2004.)

KERR

David Houston Kerr, Jr.

David Houston Kerr Jr. of Todd Valley, a decorated veteran and longtime employee of Hunt-Wesson Foods in Davis, died with family at his side on Oct. 26, 2003, at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. He was 72.

Born in Houston Nov. 30, 1930, he was the only child of Lula Simosin Kerr and David Houston Kerr. He grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis.

He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force before retiring as a first sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam.

After leaving the military, he worked as an instrument technician for Hunt-Wesson for about 19 years before retiring in 1992.

His interests included building and flying radio-controlled scale model aircraft. His love of automobiles led to his becoming a docent at the Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento. He was also an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer for the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society's annual Jazz Jubilee, as well as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Emily Briggs Kerr, in 2001.

He is survived by his second wife, Peggy Wilcox Kerr of Todd Valley; daughter Barbara Ann Cannizzaro and her husband Stephen of Foresthill; grandsons Matthew Cannizzaro of Ukiah and Andrew Cannizzaro and his wife Gina of Perry, Ga.; stepdaughters Linda Wilcox of Sacramento and Susan Wilcox and her husband Paul Furnas of Davis; and step-grandchildren, Jonathan Pasquale, Sarah Wilcox, Jeremy and Ariel Jensen and Colin Page.

A memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Bible Church, 20801 Todd Valley Road, in Todd Valley.

The family asks that memorials be sent to the Kidney Foundation of California, which can be reached at (714) 761-1154.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, October 31, 2003.)

KERR

Fred W. Kerr

Fred William Kerr, a resident of Vacaville since 1986, died on July 16, 2002, in Davis. He was 75 years old.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Alliance, Ohio.

In 1990, he retired from the Simon Mattress Co. in Vacaville. He was a 50-year Mason with the Conrad Lodge #271 of Alliance, Ohio.

His wife of 40 years, Helen Kerr, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet Winther and her husband Chris of Vacaville; son, Fred Kerr and his wife Michelle of Pleasanton; and daughter, Salley Kerr Pletcher and her husband Drew Pletcher of Alameda. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah and Chris Winther of Vacaville and Liam Pletcher of Alameda; a sister, Virginia Ross of Rocky River, Ohio; a brother, Donald Kerr and his wife Betty of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Frieda.

A memorial service will be held in Alliance, Ohio, at a later date. Inurnment will take place at Fairmont Memorial Park in Alliance.

Memorial contributions can be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 19, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

KERR

Leroy Homer Kerr

Leroy Homer Kerr died Monday, March 4, 2002, at age 79.

Born Oct. 20, 1922, Mr. Kerr had been a resident of Woodland all of his life. He was a heavy equipment operator. He married on Oct. 16, 1949. He served in the Army during World War II, serving in Africa, Sicily and Italy. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Infantry Badge of which he was very proud. He was a 50 year member of the Masons.

Mr. Kerr is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna Jean (Galligan) Kerr; and sons, Gary and Charles Kerr, all of Woodland.

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

North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 09, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

KERSHNER

Hubert Vandon "Van" Kershner

Hubert "Van" Vandon Kershner died in Woodland Monday, Nov. 21 at age 76.

Mr. Kershner was born in Spice, W.Va. May 5, 1929 to Lon H. and Margaret (McCoy) Kershner. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school and served during the Korean War, receiving the good conduct medal among other awards. Later, he joined the U.S. Post Office and was a letter carrier for 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. Kershner's daughters, Debra Mello and her husband Marty of Woodland; his sons, Donald Kershner of Hartford, Ky. and John Kershner and his wife Dawn of Woodland; his grandchildren, Vandon Kershner, Joshua and Amy Mello, Nicholas, Alexander, Skylar, Ashton, Brooklyn and Chloe Kershner; his former wife, Nancy Baldwin of Woodland; and his sisters, Jane Duncan, Janice McCoy and Kay Berverage, all of West Virginia.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Kershner's name be directed to American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010; or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Military honors will be presented at that time. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 29, 2005.)

KERSTETTER

Margaret “Peggy” Kerstetter

Surrounded by her children and granddaughters, Margaret “Peggy” Kerstetter died Jan. 28, 2006, in Auburn after a valiant fight against cancer. She was 73.

In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held. Her ashes are to be spread in Wayalusing, Pa., where she spent her summers during her childhood.

“Peggy, whose beauty, generosity and fun loving spirit touched all with whom she came in contact, will be remembered for her involvement in and commitment to philanthropic organizations,” her family says.

She is survived by her children David, Debbie and Derek; her daughter in-law Terri; her son-in-law Frank; her mother, Margaret “Mac” Brumbaugh; her brother, Bucky Brumbaugh and his wife Janet; and her granddaughters Kayla, Courtney and Shelby.

She is also survived by friends who have shared adventures from Micronesia to Mexico, hikes throughout California, and a love of the arts and literature.

She lived in Davis for 13 years before moving to Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions to be sent to the P.E.O. Foundation, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 1, 2006.)

KESTER

Dale E. Kester (memorial service)

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. for Dale E. Kester, a retired UC Davis professor of pomology, who died Nov. 21, 2003, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. He was 81.

The service will be at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. All are welcome.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, November 24, 2003.)

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Dale Kester (obituary)

Dale Kester of Davis died Nov. 21, 2003, after a long illness. Born July 28, 1922, on a 160-acre farm north or Ross, Iowa, he was 81 years old.

The son of Raymond and Fannie Kester, he was the third eldest of seven children, attended Audubon High School and enrolled as a horticulture student at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

During his sophomore year there, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States was engaged in war. Kester signed up for the Air Force as a pilot, and received his wings in the class of 44D after having spent a year in Texas.

From there, he moved to Harding Field in Baton Rouge, La., where he met his future wife, Daphne, one of the USO dancers. They were married in 1946 after he spent time in Colorado Springs and Italy. He graduated with a bachelor's degree at Iowa State University and accepted a position as a research assistant at UC Davis, where he ultimately received his master's and Ph.D. degrees.

Kester was the first graduate student in the UCD department of pomology after the war, graduating in July 1951 and becoming a member of the faculty. Later, he was promoted to professor and pomologist, joining with Hudson Hartmann to teach plant propagation until 1987.

Long before that, Kester and Hartmann began writing a textbook for a plant propagation course. In 1959, the book became the first edition of "Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices!" The textbook is in its eighth printing and has been translated into Russian, Spanish and Italian.

Kester had 120 papers published in journals and conference proceedings and presented six papers to the Western Region of the International Plant Propagators Society, of which he was founder. He received a stack of awards of awards and was a member of many academic organizations. He received the 2003 Research Award from the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers at its annual meeting in June.

Kester received the Curtis J. Alley Award in 1999 for his lifetime service to the International Plant Propagators Society and in 2002 received the society's International Award of Honor. His major research was with almonds and stone fruits. He introduced numerous prunus rootstocks to the nursery industry, participated in many international symposiums and became a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in 1980.

In 1998, he was the Spenser Ambrose Beach Lecturer at Iowa State University.

Despite Kester's continued striving for excellence in his career, his family found him to be a very easygoing person. They remember camping trips, a long road trip to Washington, D.C., his do-it-yourself projects, the annual Thanksgiving dinners to which international students and their families were invited and the support he showed his children in whatever endeavors they chose, even when they changed their minds mid-course.

He also served on the Session at Davis Community Church, sang in the choir, was a member of a barbershop quartet, played the viola, was a member of the Kiwanis Club, was a founder of the FarmHouse Agricultural Fraternity, participated in University Extension classes and Toastmasters, and was a member of the pilots club at the University Retirement Community.

Kester's wife, Daphne, died in 2000 after 54 years of marriage. He leaves behind brothers Clark and Warren Kester; sisters Marjorie Christiansen, Clara Poore and Fran Heuton; daughter Nancy Baysinger and her husband Mark of California, Md.; son Bill Kester and his wife Emily of Three Rivers, Texas; grandchildren Matt, Joshua and Tim Baysinger and Ann and Carl Meinecke; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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