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MARCH

Elizabeth Ida March

Elizabeth Ida March of Woodland died March 19, 2006, at the age of 76.

A memorial service begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St. in Woodland. A reception follows in the church hall.

Born Sept. 26, 1929, in Sacramento, she attended Robbins Elementary School, Yuba City High School and UC Davis. She worked as a teacher’s aide in Fremont for 15 years. Fifty years of her life were spent taking care of her home and family. She volunteered with the Woodland Literacy Group, St. John’s Retirement Village and Friends of the Library. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Thomas March; her son, Raymond March; a daughter, Carol Sarpy March; a brother, Hal Benner; and a brother-in-law, Paul March.

She is survived by her sons, Ken March, and Tom March and his wife Terry, both of Woodland; sister Jeannie Lockett and her husband Bill of Knights Landing; and sisters-in-law Linda Benner of Gridley and Barbara March of Kenner.

She is further survived by four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. John’s Retirement Village or the Woodland Healthcare Foundation.

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

MARCH

Mildred May "Babe" March

Mildred May "Babe" March died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at age 88.

Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Williams, Mrs. March was the daughter of the late Stephen Andrew and Jessie May Hale Ryan of Williams. In 1930 she married Marcel "Bud" March in Medford, Ore., and in 1942 moved to Woodland where they owned and operated Bud March Butane and Propane Service.

Mrs. March was a member of St. Luke's Church where she was for several years director of the Altar Guild and chairwoman of the ECW Rummage Sale. She was a nurse for the Woodland Clinic Medical Group for 38 years and for 15 years served as chairwoman of Woodland Hospital Blood Drive. She was also a volunteer as a "Pink Lady" for the Woodland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. According to her family members, "she enjoyed traveling and playing Tripoli with her friends and enjoyed watching her daughters participate in horse shows and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren compete in sports. She was an avid Sacramento Kings fan."

She is survived by her daughters, Marci Pieratt and husband Edward of Woodland and Maryln March of Seattle, Wash.

Mrs. March is also survived by her grandchildren, Tori Hollowell and husband Kevin and Gregory Pieratt and wife Wendy, all of Woodland; and great-grandchildren, Jason, Matthew and Heather Hollowell, also of Woodland, Raeleen Pieratt of Auburn and Amber, Jessika and Shelby Pieratt, all of Woodland; sisters-in-laws, Rae March of West Sacramento and Melba Giovanoni and husband Frankie of Elk Grove; and cousin, Alice Lee Smith and husband Hugh of Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Bud March, Dec. 24, 1976.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Second St. and Lincoln Ave., Woodland. Interment will be private in Williams.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Luke's Church; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 25, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MARIN

Felix Reyes Marin

Felix Reyes Marin died in Woodland Sunday, Oct. 10 at age 46.

Mr. Marin was born Nov. 20, 1957 in Esparto and had been a Yolo County resident all his life. He was a 1975 graduate of Esparto High School and worked in the automotive repair field as a mechanic.

Survivors include Mr. Marin's mother, Guadalupe Marin of Esparto; his son, Michael Benitez of Woodland; his sisters, Epimenia Galvan and Sara Stotts, both of Esparto, Josephine Garcia of Madison and Trinidad Matta of Marysville; his brothers, Robert Marin and his wife Julia and Ben Marin and his wife Sophie, all of Woodland, Don Marin and his wife Lorrie and Richard Marin, all of Esparto; his aunts, Pascuala Fernandez, Berna Plarisan, and Lorenza Umbay, all of Madison; his niece, Rebecca Quijano of Woodland as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Marin.

Memorials in Mr. Marin's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A celebration of life is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 13 at his mother's home, 26333 Grafton St., Esparto. Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, October 12, 2004.)

MARION

Jim Lee Marion

Jim Lee Marion passed away on Jan. 12, 2001 at Sutter Memorial hospital in Sacramento due to congestive heart failure. Born in Woodland on Nov. 8, 1946, he was 54 years old.

Mr. Marion graduated from Woodland High School in 1964. He studied art at Yuba College, and also studied business law and business administration at Sacramento Skilled Business College, from which he graduated. A long-time Woodland resident, he moved to Winters in 1975.

A former Winters City Council member and Citizen of the Year, Mr. Marion’s contributions to the Winters community were numerous and consistent over the 26 years he lived here.

Being a sports announcer was one of his passions. Mr. Marion announced at Winters High School football games for eight years and for the Winters Junior Warrior football games for two years. He also served as a coach, and was a member of the Winters Little League board of directors for more than 10 years. He was inducted into the Winters Little League Hall of Fame in 1993. Mr. Marion enjoyed helping out with local youth activities, and he and his wife of 26 years, Gloria, served as Youth Day chairpersons for 10 years. Together, they shared the 1993 Citizen of the Year honor.

Mr. Marion had various occupations during his lifetime. He was a machine operator for Mobile Chemical Co., a transport driver for Marvin Land Plane Co., a co-owner of All Action Awards, a truck driver for various companies, a bus driver for the first Yolo Bus run to Winters, a dispatcher for Yolo Bus, a clerk for the city of Winters public works department, and most recently was a dispatcher for Dumar’s Landscaping in Woodland.

An active member of the Winters Community Theatre Group, Mr. Marion performed on stage, and also ran lights and sound. He directed plays whenever possible. He is remembered for coming alive when on stage and having the unique ability to become his character. Mr. Marion also participated in the city of Winters youth drama productions and Winters High School music department benefits.

Family and friends fondly remember Mr. Marion’s delightful sense of humor (on stage and off), his love of movie matinees, his “quest” for the ultimate truck, the catfishing “extravaganzas,” his Bodega Bay camping stories, his “mania” for collecting odds and ends, his Sunday breakfasts at Myrna’s (now Putah Creek Café), the Monday Night football “madness,” his “thing” for cowboy hats and boots, and his devotion to his family. He is described by his wife, Gloria, as her best friend, and someone who will be missed by all.

Mr. Marion is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Winters; son Eric Marion of Reno, Nevada; daughter Melissa Marion of Tuscon (sic), Arizona; mother, Mollie Marion of Sacramento; sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley and Brant Byrd of Elk Grove and Kathy and Mark Meredith of Woodland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Betty Marion of Murietta, Georgia, Jim and Madeline Hawley of Winters; brother, Ivan Marion of Lincoln, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Marion, in 1991, and brothers, Jack and Dan Marion, in 1983.

Family and friends gathered at the Winters Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 16, where they laughed, cried, sang and shared a meal in honor and celebration of Mr. Marion’s life.

Contributions maybe made in Mr. Marion’s memory to the Jim Marion Memorial Fund at First Northern Bank in Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, January 18, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARKS

Etta Josephine Marks

Etta Josephine Marks of Woodland died Tuesday, Jan. 3 at age 87.

Mrs. Marks was born Aug. 3, 1918 in Todd County, Minn. She had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. For 15 years she worked as a saleswoman for JCPenney and she was a member of American Lutheran Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Marks' stepdaughters, Paulette Marks and Gwendolyn Marks, both of Dover, Ohio; her sons, Bryan Guse, Aaron Marks and Alden Marks, all of Woodland; her grandchildren, Jon Guse, Maggie Pinkston, Kayla Marks, Elisa Marks, Makenzi Marks and Conner Marks; four great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Ida Wedin of Minnesota and Alpha Hebert of Davis. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Guse and her second husband, Charles Marks.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Marks' name be directed to American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Reverend Vernon Holmes of American Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 7, 2006.)

MARQUEZ

Carolyn M. Marquez

Carolyn M. Marquez died in Woodland Sunday, July 17 at 70.

Mrs. Marquez was born Aug. 7, 1935 in El Paso, Texas. She was a lifelong Woodland resident. She was a Woodland High School graduate. She was a homemaker, a pink lady and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Marquez's husband of 51 years, David Marquez also of Woodland; her daughters, Rhonda Randolph and Mary Ann Jacobs and her husband Lance, all of Dixon; her son, Steven Marquez of Colusa; her grandchildren, David, Michael, Alex and Ashlyn; her sisters, Mary Martinez of Woodland and Eleanor Borquez of Watsonville; and her brother, Nash Casas of West Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MARQUEZ

Jacinto Acuņa Marquez

Jacinto Acuņa Marquez died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 21, 2005, in an automobile accident. He was 16.

Family visitation will be this evening with interment to follow at Panteon Municipal in Tepache, Mexico.

Born Sept. 26, 1988, to Carmen and Margarita (Acuņa) Marquez, he resided there until moving to Madison with his family. He was a Yolo County resident for the past seven years, and was a sophomore at Esparto High School.

He is survived by his parents, Carmen and Margarita Marquez of Madison; and a brother, Jesus Marquez of Madison.

He is further survived by his uncle, Pedro Marquez of Tucson, Ariz.; his aunt, Ramona Marquez of Tucson, Ariz.; and his grandparents, Jacinto and Maria Jesus Marquez of Mexico.

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

7(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 26, 2005.)

MARQUEZ

Theodore "Theo" or "Ted" J. Marquez

Theodore "Theo" or "Ted" J. Marquez died in Woodland Thursday, Dec. 8 at age 80.

Mr. Marquez was born Nov. 9, 1925 in San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He had been a Yolo County resident for 76 years. He attended Grafton Elementary School in Knights Landing and Woodland High School. During World War II he was a private first class in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes and received the American Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was self-employed farmer in Sutter Basin, Yolo area for 34 years. In addition he was a co-owner of the family's day care Ð Kiddie Country Daycare - for 20 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles for 5 years; American Legion for 50 years, Holy Rosary Church for 46 years; NRA for three years, CA Farm Bureau and Sutter Basin Farmer's Co-op.

Survivors include Mr. Marquez's wife of 42 years, Lupe C. Marquez of Woodland; his daughters, Lupe L. Mendes and Barbara V. Densmore both of Woodland; his son, Leo T. Marquez of Los Angeles; his grandchildren, Corey Mendes, Justin Mendes, Matthew Mendes all of Woodland and Ariana Marquez of Los Angeles; his sisters, Jessie Bonilla and her husband Ed, Catie Owens, Vicki Marquez and Toni Robles, all of Sacramento, Trini Flippo of Woodland and Anita Marquez of West Sacramento; and his brothers, David Marquez and Larry Marquez and his wife Helen of Woodland, Al Marquez and his wife Queenie of Sacramento and Fred Marquez and his wife Linda of Garden Valley. He was preceded in death by his son, Ben J. Marquez in 1992, his mother, Eleanor Marquez in 1992; and his father Benito Marquez in 1995.

Services: A vigil and rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery where military honors will be presented. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," December 13 through December 14, 2005.)

MARSDEN

Mary Evelyn Marsden

Mary Evelyn Marsden died in her Old Station home of natural cause Friday, April 5, 2002, at age 77.

Born April 7, 1924, in San Francisco, Mrs. Marsden had been a Woodland resident for 43 years. She worked for Redwood Theaters Inc. managing the State Theatre in Woodland.

Mrs. Marsden is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Marsden of White City, Ore.; son, William Marsden of Sacramento; sister, Alda Bostwick of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted privately in Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

The family requests memorials be directed to Haven Humane Society, P.O. Box 2202, Redding, 96099.

McDonald's Chapel of Burney is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MARSHALL

Abel 'Abe' Marshall

Abel "Abe" Marshall died peacefully at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Dec. 7, 2003, following complications from a Nov. 16 fall. Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Chico, he was 85 years old.

Although he was raised in Chico, he spent the past five years in Davis with his daughters.

The three passions in his life were his family and heritage; the Chico Elks Lodge, where he was a member since 1956; and his work in the film and motion picture industry. He served many years as union president of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees of Northern California.

His work in the film industry and on movie locations started when he was 18 years old, a recent graduate of Chico High School. He was a "gopher" for the 1936 filming of "Robin Hood" in Chico Bidwell Park and ended with "Ishi, The Last of the Yahi" in the late 1970s.

In celebration of his 85th birthday, a living history was compiled and shared with friends and family. He was cherished, always nearby with a willing and helping hand or smile, his family says.

"He warmed your deeper self," his daughter says.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rilla Marshall; brother, Stanley Marshall; father, Manuel, born in Pico, Azores, Portugal; and mother, Minnie, born in Cherokee, Calif.

He will be missed by his family, including daughter Dorothy Peterson and her husband Allan of Davis, daughter Cynthia White and her husband Jim of Colusa, and son James Marshall and his wife Melody of Chico; grandchildren, Brian Peterson and his wife Molly and their children, Hannah and Ellen of Coupeville, Wash.; Stephanie Davis and her husband Don of Folsom; Matthew White and his wife Stori and their children, Bobby and Kennedi of Rio Rancho, N.M.; Bryce Marshall and wife Lisa of Charlotte, N.C.; and Tiffany Marshall of Chico; and families of nephews Roger and Lance Marshall of Chico.

A memorial and celebration of his life will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 in Chico, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Family members request remembrances or donations be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

MARSHALL Jr.

William H. Marshall Jr.

William H. "Bill" Marshall Jr. of San Mateo died March 24, 2002, in Burlingame after a brief illness. He was 78.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1923, in Bellefonte, Pa. He was a graduate of State College High School in State College, Pa. He was also a Pacific Theatre combat veteran of World War II in Okinawa.

He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burlingame. He was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Lamb Award from the Lutheran Church and the George Meany Youth Service Award. He was also a Girl Scout Troops adviser in San Mateo County.

He is survived by son William H. Marshall III; daughter-in-law Nina K. Marshall; and grandchildren Will P., Susan G. and Stephen R. Marshall. All survivors reside in Davis.

A memorial service for friends and family took place Saturday in San Mateo.

Interment will begin for family members only Friday at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine.

Remembrances may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 301 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010 or to the donor's favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 3, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MARTIN

Alfred (Al) Henry Martin

Alfred (Al) Henry Martin died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at age 82, at Woodland Memorial hospital.

Mr. Martin was born of Dec. 10, 1919, in Benicia, to Manuel and Mary Martin. He married Joy C. Patterson of Vallejo on April 18, 1942. This year would have been

their 60th wedding anniversary.

Family members reported that Mr. Martin loved fishing, crabbing and clam digging. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and across the United States. They also traveled in a trailer to Bodega Bay and Tamales Bay.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Joy, of Woodland; daughters, Dianna Sheppard and her husband Doug of Salt Lake City, Utah, Carol Stewart and her husband Tom of Sacramento; and son, Alfred Martin and his wife Betty of Oregon.

Other survivors include daughters Dianna Sheppard and husband Doug of Salt Lake City, Utah, Carol Stewart and husband Tom of Sacramento; son Alfred Martin and wife Betty of Oregon.

Also surviving are grandchildren Cindy Gray and husband Rick, Janet McLelland and husband Shane, Sheila Merrigan and husband Steve, all of Utah, Christopher Martin of Sacramento, Buck Martin of Oregon, Scott Stewart and wife April, and David and Seth Stewart of Sacramento; great-grandchildren Shawna Goudswaard of Utah, Shane Goudswaard and wife Jennie of Texas, Michael and Josh McLelland of Utah, Jeremy Shipler and Samantha Merrigan of Utah, Cailin and Ashlyn Stewart of Sacramento.

Also surviving are brothers, Melford Martin and his wife Mary, Filbert Martin and his wife Annie; sisters, Bernice Carlton, Marccil Caudle, Pauline Corduca, Frances Schooler, Beverly Swearington and husband Dee, Ilene Fawns and husband Dave, Charlene Von Hoffman and husband Bob, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers. Richard, Gus, and Walt Martin; sisters. Myrtle, Mapolo and Josephine Reeves and Laverne Adolpho.

As per his wishes, no services will be held. The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to the Sacramento Children's Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, 95820.

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," Thursday, February 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MARTIN

Angelina Terease Martin

Angelina Terease Martin passed away April 29, 1999, in Vacaville. Affectionately known as Angie, she was born in San Francisco, Sept. 9, 1926. She was 72 years old.

Angie was a resident of Winters for 27 years, prior to moving to Fairfield, where she resided for the past 25 years. She was a homemaker for 53 years, and also worked as a weigh-master for 22 years for Valley View Packing Co. in Fairfield.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Antonio M. Martin; daughters and sons-in-law, Esther and Andre Stone of Sacramento, and Angelina and Robert Stone of Vacaville; grandchildren, Sara Stone and A. J. Stone of Sacramento, and Ashley Long and Rachel Long of Vacaville; great-granddaughter Ashley Gabrielle Hayes-Stone of Sacramento and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Petrina Caramucci, and a sister, Rosemarie Hazelton.

A visitation and rosary prayer service was held Monday evening, May 3, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Fairfield. Interment followed at the Winters Cemetery. Rev. Sebastian Meyer officiated at the services.

Niece Patricia Layton sang Ave Maria and Amazing Grace at the Mass, granddaughters Sara Stone and Ashley Long gave the reading. All four of Angie’s grandchildren took the gifts up to the altar.

Pallbearers were Joe Hazelton, Andy Stone, A. J. Stone, Robert Long, Tukie Layton and Steven Fong.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 6, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARTIN

C. H. "Charlie" Martin

C.H. "Charlie" Martin lost his quest to "shoot his age" and passed away in his home in Winters on Oct. 12, 1999. Born in Marion, Michigan on June 18, 1923, he was 76 years old.

Mr. Martin began his military career in 1944, enlisting in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet, and obtained his pilot wings. This was the beginning of a distinguished military career, including service in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Martin flew "The Hump" (China, Burma and India) and the Berlin Airlift, and was honored by his government by being chosen to pilot the craft that picked up the Apollo 11 lunar landing capsule (the moon rocks).

Mr. Martin's medals include several distinguished flying crosses, including one from the Republic of China's Air Force. All together, he accumulated 20,000 hours of flying time.

After serving in the Air Force for 29 years, Mr. Martin retired to the Capay Valley to become an almond rancher, which is where he discovered the skill of dowsing. Many successful wells in the Winters area were dowsed by Mr. Martin. He entered the Winters business community when he became a real estate broker, and was well-respected for his honesty and integrity.

Mr. Martin was diagnosed with leukemia/lymphoma seven years ago, and told that he had six months to live. Since that time, he shot a round of 77, recorded a hole in one, and consistently logged over 200 rounds of golf a year at his beloved Yolo Flier's Club.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Nan Martin; children and their spouses Cathey and Cary Larson of Winters, Rocky and Patti….(the rest of the newspaper article is not available to me.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 14, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARTIN

Carl "Papa" Thomas Martin

Carl "Papa" Thomas Martin passed away on Friday, Dec. 2 at his Woodland residence at the age of 71.

Mr. Martin was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Uniontown, Pa. to Stephen and Elizabeth (Bandy) Martin. He had been a Woodland resident for 53 years. He attended school in Uniontown and later graduated in 1952 from Southwestern High School in Detroit. He was employed by Mobil Chemical as a machine operator for a total of 30 years.

Survivors include Mr. Martin's wife of 54 years, Ruth Martin; his daughters, Shirley Kergel and her husband Bob and Candy Fogg and her companion Shane Edgington; his sons, Alex Martin and his wife Jackie, Michael Martin and his wife Debbie, and Terry Martin; all of Woodland; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Louise Hawkins of Georgia; his brother, Don Martin of Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Roberts; and his brothers, Alex Martin, Billy Martin, Stevie Martin and Johnny Martin.

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

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Woodland Bible Church, 433 California St., Woodland, with Pastor Verl Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MARTIN

Enola Hays Martin

Enola Hays Martin died in Davis on Aug. 14, 2005, having just celebrated her 90th birthday.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road.

She was born on the Wyndotte Indian Reservation Aug. 11, 1915, in Ottawa County, Okla., near the village of Peoria. The sixth of seven children born to Enoch M. Hays and Agnes McCord Hays, her father was an attorney and school teacher. Her mother was a homemaker who taught all of her children to read, although she herself had finished only the eighth grade in school.

She graduated from high school in Lenapah, Okla., in May 1932. She continued her education at Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas, where she graduated in May 1934. She also took summer courses at Northeastern State Teachers College in Tahlequah, Okla.

Her first job was teaching eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse in Ruby, Okla. She lived with her future husband's aunt and uncle whose home was near the school.

She married Paul Revere Martin on Sept. 21, 1937, in Kansas and they settled in California. He learned the hardwood flooring trade. She and her husband's only child, Paula, was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 1945.

After their child's birth and the end of the war, Paul started his own business as a hardwood flooring contractor, while she was a homemaker. In 1955, Paul was unable to work for several months due to an illness, later thought to be polio. She went to work as a temporary substitute teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District with the understanding that she would work toward her bachelor's degree. For the next 10 years until her graduation from Cal State Los Angeles in January of 1965, she worked as a teacher during the day and took college courses at night.

She taught fifth grade in Los Angeles for 17 years after she obtained her teaching credential. She also taught in Bartlesville, Okla., when Paul retired from the hardwood flooring business.

When daughter Paula married Clifford Hui and settled in San Diego, Enola and Paul returned to Hemet, Calif., where she was active in the Hemet United Methodist Church. She also continued to work as a substitute teacher for Riverside County and the city of San Jacinto until she was 74. Her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1978 and died five years later.

She moved to Davis in 1994 to be closer to her family. She became active in United Methodist Women and weekly Bible study at Davis United Methodist Church. She moved to Sierra Health Care in July 2001 after she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

She is survived by her daughter Paula Martin Hui, her son-in-law Clifford Hui and her grandchildren Alexandra and Brian Hui, all of Davis; and many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make donations in her memory to the Bell Choir Fund at Davis United Methodist Church (Checks payable to Davis United Methodist Church.)

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 18, 2005.)

MARTIN

Fred R. Martin

Fred R. Martin passed away on Feb. 21, 2005, in Davis. Born on Feb. 25, 1926, in Winters, he was 78 years old.

Mr. Martin worked as a farmer and was a lifelong resident of Winters.

He is survived by his daughter Wendy Lopez and her husband, Joe, of Yuba City; sons Steve Martin and his wife, Loretta, of Winters, and John Martin and his wife, Cindy, of Vacaville; grandchildren Jeremy, Brian, Chris, Sarah and Adam, and great-grandchildren Masen, Connar, Sloan and Holden. He is also survived by his brothers, Joe Martin, of Sacramento, Tony Martin, of Winters and John Martin, of Winters, and his sister, Ann Shuler, of Rio Vista.

His parents, John and Isabel Martin, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, in Vacaville.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery. Pastor Frank Salamone will preside.

Donations may be made in Mr. Martin’s name to the Epilepsy Foundation of America, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, Maryland, 20785.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)

MARTIN

Gayle Edrie Shulmire Garey Martin (1st of 2 obituaries)

Gayle was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on October 5, 1935 to Daniel E. Shulmire and Margaret Dean Shulmire. She attended schools in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Adin, Calif., graduating from Quincy High School in 1953. Gayle's first job in Quincy at age eighteen was as a telephone switchboard operator. She lived in Quincy for 32 years and was employed as a teller for Wells Fargo bank, a title officer for Cal Sierra Title Company, and a clerk for the Plumas County Courthouse. She moved to Woodland in 1972 and worked as a title officer for the Title Insurance and Trust Company, and as a court scheduler in the Yolo County Courthouse.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Bob Martin; daughters Susan Tyree and husband Sean of Orangevale, Cindy Imbach and husband Steve of Woodland; sons Steve Martin, and Tom Martin and his wife Shirley. She is further survived by her grandchildren; Shannon Hiatt, Jordan and Maicie Tyree, Tori Martin, and Andrew and Jason Imbach; nieces Kathy Barns and husband Butch of Folsom, Debra Springs and husband Chip of Orangevale, and Clarice Hastings, her husband Pat and their son Josh of Orangevale; her aunt, Nita Shulmire of Klamath Falls, cousins Cleo and David Alward of Anderson, Yvonne Cosand and husband Allen of Klamath Falls, and Jerry Higgins and his wife Nonie of Reno, as well as many other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Joyce Snider, brother Edwin Lester Shulmire, and her beloved son, James Robert Garey.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 5 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to the charity of your choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 14, 2005.)

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Gayle Edrie Shulmire Garey Martin (2nd of 2 obits.)

Gayle Edrie Shulmire Garey Martin died in Woodland Thursday, June 9 at age 69.

Mrs. Martin was born October 5, 1935 in Klamath Falls, Ore. to Daniel E. Shulmire and Margaret Dean Shulmire. She had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years. She attended schools in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Adin, Calif., graduating from Quincy High School in 1953. She was a telephone switchboard operator, a teller for Wells Fargo bank in Quincy, a title officer for Cal Sierra Title Company and a clerk for the Plumas County Courthouse. In Woodland she worked as a title officer for the Title Insurance and Trust Company and as a court scheduler in the Yolo County Courthouse.

Survivors include Mrs. Martin's husband of 29 years, Bob Martin; her daughters, Susan Tyree and her husband Sean of Orangevale, Cindy Imbach and her husband Steve of Woodland; her sons, Steve Martin, and Tom Martin and his wife Shirley; her grandchildren, Shannon Hiatt, Jordan and Maicie Tyree, Tori Martin, and Andrew and Jason Imbach; her nieces, Kathy Barns and her husband Butch of Folsom, Debra Springs and her husband Chip of Orangevale, and Clarice Hastings and her husband Pat and their son Josh of Orangevale; her aunt, Nita Shulmire of Klamath Falls, Ore.; her cousins Cleo and David Alward of Anderson, Yvonne Cosand and her husband Allen of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Jerry Higgins and his wife Nonie of Reno, as well as many other cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, James Robert Garey; her parents; her sister, Joyce Snider; and her brother, Edwin Lester Shulmire.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, June 17 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 15, 2005.)

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Joe Madrid Martin

Joe Madrid Martin died at his residence in Woodland Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at age 77.

Mr. Martin was born Dec. 1, 1927 in Winters to Frank and Amalia Martin. He lived in Winters for 31 years, in Arbuckle for 41 years and Woodland for two years. In Winters he farmed apricots and peaches and worked as a field representative for Hunts and Spreckels and the Army Communications Depot. After moving to Arbuckle, he farmed almonds and prunes in the Arbuckle and Dunnigan area until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Winters, Holy Cross Church in Arbuckle and Holy Rosary Church in Woodland. He was also a member of Club Iberico de Espa a. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 at Fort Lewis, Wash. and Santa Fe, N.M.

Survivors include Mr. Martin's wife of 54 years, Anna Martin of Woodland; his daughters, Anita Warmack and her husband Mark of Sacramento, Alaina Stahlman and her husband Mel of Shell Beach and Lisa Wilbur and her husband Jeff of Tulare; his sons, Frank Martin and his wife Janet and John Martin and his wife Marta both of Arbuckle; his grandchildren, Mary, Susie, John, Sarah and Callie Martin, Daniel, Joseph and Marisa Vazquez and Elizabeth, Sarah and Grace Wilbur; his great-grandchild Elina Vazquez; his sister, Madeline Jimenez of Winters and his brothers, Tony Martin of Vacaville and Frank Martin of Winters.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Both will be held at Holy Cross Church in Arbuckle. McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MARTIN

Judith Ellen Martin

Memorial services for Judith Ellen Martin, 62, of Conroe, Texas, will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Cashner Colonial Chapel, in Conroe, Texas.

She was born September 8, 1941, in Riverside and died March 24, 2004, in Conroe, Texas. She and her husband, Paul Martin, were residents of Davis from 1970 to 1994, where was active in school programs through their daughter, Stacey. She also worked at Davisville Travel for several years.

She is survived by her husband Paul Martin of Conroe; daughter Stacey McBride and husband Justin of The Woodlands, Texas; mother Adele Frazier of Seal Beach; sister Linda Karraker and husband Doug of Chipley, Fla.; brothers Richard Strohecker and wife Judy of Westminster, and Paul Strohecker and wife Francesca of LaQuinta.

She is also survived by a granddaughter, Kaitlyn McBride, of The Woodlands, Texas; uncle, George Strohecker of Palos Verdes; special friends Paula Maw of Sacramento and Karen Asbury of Tupelo, Miss.; mother-in-law Lucienne Martin of The Woodlands, Texas; nephew Michael Strohecker of Rancho Mirage and numerous other relatives and friends. Her granddaughter referred to her as "The World's Best Grandma."

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, in memory of Judith Martin.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, March 28, 2004.)

MARTIN

Leon Neal Martin

Leon Neal Martin died March 15, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 69.

Born June 25, 1936, in Little Rock, Ark., to Lawrence and Myrtice (Dick) Martin, he attended area schools through high school.

At age 17, he entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served 14 years and received an honorable discharge in 1969. In 1971, he joined the U.S. Army and performed telecommunications duties as a sergeant during the Vietnam war. In 1975, he retired as an E-6, after 21 years of military service to his country.

A Yolo County resident for the past 20 years, he worked as a telecommunications specialist for the U.S. government for an additional 18 years after his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Martin of Woodland; his daughters, Donna Martin of Pleasanton and Catherine Martin of Livermore; and five grandchildren.

Private interment will be at St. Augustine’s Cemetery in Pleasanton. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 20, 2006.)

MARTIN

Lucile Martin

Lucile Martin died Jan. 18, 2001, at Sierra Health Care in Davis. She celebrated her 98th birthday on Jan. 13.

She was born in Illinois on Jan. 13, 1903, and moved to California in 1926. After nearly 40 years in Yucca Valley, she moved to Davis in 1999 to be close to her daughter, Jewel Payne.

While living in Yucca Valley, she was an active member of Valley Community Chapel, two quilting guilds, a hand weaving association and did a large amount of knitting and crocheting for charitable organizations. She also enjoyed collecting various types of wood for lamps and inlayed tables. Her greatest pleasure was her numerous friendships.

She is survived by two daughters, Jewel Payne of Davis and Joyce Banzhaf of Los Angeles; five grandchildren, Russell Payne of Seattle, Charlene Payne of Davis, Wesley Payne of Phoenix, and Wendy Wernigg and Desiree Milestone of Santa Cruz; and three great-grandchildren, Roland Payne of Seattle, Eli Wernigg of Santa Cruz and Nerissa Payne of Davis.

A memorial service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 18, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Marie Martin

Mrs. Marie Martin passed away on Monday, April 28, 2003 at her Winters home. Born June 2, 1919 to Benjamin and Almer Pinkston in Calico Rock, Arkansas, she was 83 years old.

Mrs. Martin grew up in Calico Rock. She lived in Indiana for several years before moving to Winters in 1956. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Winters.

She is survived by her daughters, Freda Spurling of Clear Lake and Nina Vender of Winters. She also leaves six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Floyd Martin, on July 18, 1989.

Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street, in Winters and are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 1, 2003, (Yolo County).)

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Mary (Rita) Martin

Mary (Rita) Martin died in Woodland Monday, March 24, 2002, at age 94.

Born Oct. 24, 1907, in East Taunton, Mass., Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline Camara. She was the oldest of 11 children. She attended school until the age of 13, when she went to work at the shoe factory to help her family. It was there in 1923 that she met and later married her first husband of 23 years, the late Andrew Hamilton of Massachusetts. In 1925, the families moved to Oakland, where a devoted wife and mother, worked at Grandma's Cakes and Cookies. She was an active member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, IDES Lodge, and president of the Portuguese fiesta in 1939.

In 1946 she married her second husband of 23 years, the late Victor Santos of Woodland. They moved to Chico, where they owned and operated a boarding house for college students, including her son, nephew and six other boys attending Chico State University. In 1950 they moved to Woodland, where she worked at the Tamale Parlor. In 1958 they moved to Chester where they owned and operated a family restaurant the Green Pine Cafe. In 1970, they moved back to Oakland to care for her aging parents. In 1976 they made their way back to Woodland, where she worked at Raquel's restaurant. She volunteered at the Holy Rosary assisting the Priest in visiting and caring for the elderly. She also cared for and cooked for a number of friends and neighbors.

In 1983 she married her third husband of 16 years, the late Joseph Martin of Woodland. Still helping friends and neighbors. She and her husband managed to find time to bowl with the senior league at Woodhaven lanes. They loved to travel, they went to Massachusetts, Colorado, Hawaii, Portugal and other places. According to her family members, "she loved to cook. Her specialty was baking peanut butter cookies and making wedding cakes. Her hobbies were also camping, fishing, knitting and crocheting."

Mrs. Martin is survived by her children, Caroline Hamilton-Toland of Woodland and Marilyn Hamilton-Roberts of Manteca; and stepchildren, Bill Martin and wife Velia of Tucson, Ariz., Larry Martin and wife Becky of Citrus Heights, Betty Dullum and husband Marshall of Woodland.

She is also survived by her brothers, Frank Camara and wife Grace of San Lorenzo, John Camara and wife Essie of New York, and George Camara of Castro Valley; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her daughter, Lorraine Hamilton-Denigri; son, Richard Hamilton; sisters, Nancy Beckerleg, Beatrice Fernandes, Margaret Davis and Eva Ward; brothers, William, Anthony, and Manuel Camara.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St. Woodland, with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. also at Kraft Bros. Chapel.

A funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland, with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, March 29, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

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Nash San Martin

Nash San Martin passed away on Jan. 10, 2000 in Oakland. Born in Ketchikan, Alaska on Feb. 11, 1925, he was 74 years old.

Mr. San Martin moved to the Bay Area in the late 1930s. He was a graduate of Lick Wilmerding High School. Following graduation, he entered the US Air Force and served as a pilot during World War II. After the war he attended San Francisco State University, graduating with honors in mathematics. He received his masters degree from Holy Names College.

Mr. San Martin began a lifelong teaching career in Richmond, moving to the Berkeley School District several years later, where he remained until he retired in 1991. He also taught at Alameda College, Berkeley Adult School and the University of California. He spent the last seven years at Mills College.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Karen San Martin, Berkeley; Greg San Martin of Walnut Creek, Michael San Martin of San Francisco and Laurie San Martin of Boston, Massachusetts; daughter in law, Sarah; granddaughter, Elizabeth of Walnut Creek.

Mr. San Martin was the son-in-law of the late Fay and Gregory Vasey.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:3 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Theater, located at 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Berkeley High School math scholarship in Mr. San Martin's name. Donation checks may be made out to the James Fund-Nash San Martin Scholarship. Mail to: Ramona Maples, 20 Hopkins Ct., Berkeley, CA 94706.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 20, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

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Patricia Ellen "Pat" Martin

Patricia Ellen "Pat" Martin died Friday, March 7, 2003. Her age was not reported.

Mrs. Martin was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Winters.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, John R. Martin; children, Marianne and Tim Washabaugh, John Martin, Tom Martin and Joanne and Sean Knudson; grandchildren, Jacob, Carrie, Adam, Ashleigh, Trisha, Johnny, Richard, Daniel, Olivia and Thomas; great-granddaughter, Lexi; sister, Annette Pastorino and brother, Tim Holman.

The family requests memorials be directed to USC/Norris Comprehensive Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave.. Rm. 8302, Los Angeles, 90089.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Colonial Chapel, Winters.

Services: Visitation was held Tuesday, March 11, at Smith Colonial Chapel on Main Street in Winters. A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. today Wednesday, March 12 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 301 Main St., Winters.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 12, 2003.)

MARTIN

Ramona Roth Martin

Ramona Roth Martin dies in Antioch

Ramona Roth Martin died March 5, 1991, in Antioch at the age of 77.

A native of Woodland, she moved to Winters as a child where she attended Apricot Grammar School and one year at Winters High School before returning to Woodland where she graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in 1931.

Mrs. Martin attended business and beauty school participating in both fields before beginning a 25-year career in 1940 in racing horses throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Between 1944 and 1945 she took time out to work with the Army Engineers in Alaska during the war.

After leaving Alaska, Mrs. Martin and her husband bought a ranch in Republic, Washington, where they resided for a number of years before returning to California where she worked in a certified public accountant office in Tracy.

In 1973 Mrs. Martin moved to Antioch where she remained until her death. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Native Daughters of the Golden West.

Mrs. Martin is survived by two brothers, Theodore Roth and Chester Roth; a sister-in-law, Arline Roth; and a nephew, William H. Roth, all of Woodland.

No services will be held. Cremation will be by the Neptune Society and the ashes will be scattered over San Francisco Bay.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 14, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARTIN

Sheila Lois Martin

Sheila Lois Martin died at Palm Gardens in Woodland after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at the age of 61. Mrs. Martin was born in Ohio on July 2, 1941 to the late Lou and Margaret Doherty.

Mrs. Martin was a Yolo County resident for 28 years. She worked as a medical technologist at Yolo General Hospital from 1978 to 1990 and then at Kaiser Hospital and American River Hospital. Mrs. Martin was an avid reader, said her family.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband Travis L. Martin of Woodland; children, Ali McGuire of Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia Martin and Robert Martin, both of Sacramento; and grandson Brandon McGuire of Albuquerque. Also surviving her are her sisters, Diana Williams and Margo Doherty, both of Georgia, as well as, sister-in-law, Dardanilla Gummelt and brother-in-law Troy Martin, both of Texas.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Martin, private family services were held at McNary's Chapel. Internment will be at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MARTIN

Victor Vincent Martin, Jr

Victor Vincent Martin Jr. died at the Cottonwood HealthCare Center on Sunday, April 25, 2004 at age 72.

Mr. Martin was born June 16, 1931 in San Bernardino and was a Yolo County resident for five months.

Survivors include Mr. Martin's brothers, Jack and Gordon Martin. His cremains will be placed in the Indigent Monument.

Services: No services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 14, 2004.)

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Arleen Ruth Martin-Nickel

Arleen Ruth Martin-Nickel passed away on Jan. 23, 2006. She was born in Hollywood on Feb. 27, 1942 to Everett and Ruth Winship. Arleen graduated from Gardena High School in Gardena and enjoyed taking classes at Woodland Community College. Arleen resided in Woodland for 37 years.

Arleen's greatest pride was her four children. She was an avid seamstress and liked to crochet. She was a homemaker for 17 years and was active in PTA, room parent, Girl Scout troop leader, girls softball, Cub Scouts and very involved in Woodland Little League during her sons' participation. Arleen also loved traveling and camping, especially enjoying the ocean.

Arleen was employed by Contadina and the Woodland School District for 10 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, William "Bill" Nickel. She will be deeply missed by her children, Sherri Martin-Gallagher and her husband Matthew, Brian Martin, Christian Martin, Kenneth Martin, Tina Nickel-Kelly and her husband Joe and Regina Nickel-Ligons and her husband Larry. She has 15 wonderful grandchildren and five delightful great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two brothers, David and James Winship and many nieces and nephews.

Her greatest gift was her ability to care for her family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held Monday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland with Pastor William Schroeder officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family requests donations made in Arleen's name to UC Davis Cancer Research Center, 4501 X St., Suite 3016, Sacramento, 95817.

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," Saturday, January 28, 2006.)

MARTINDALE

Peggy Helen Martindale

Peggy Helen Martindale died Sept. 28, 2001 at Sierra Convalescent Hospital in Davis. Born on Feb. 6, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, she was 77 years old.

She grew up in Ogden and loved the rodeo. She was a housewife, a resident of Yolo County for 24 years and lived at Sierra for more than 20 years. She will be missed.

She is survived by her sisters, Pat Welker of Amboy, Wash., and Tara Hurley of Vancouver, Wash.; her brother, Tom Tobias of Salt Lake City; and her sister-in-law, Kathryn Tobias of Ogden. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Tobias.

North Sacramento Funeral Home took care of the arrangements. She will be cremated and the ashes will be placed in the Ogden City Cemetery with her parents.

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

MARTINEZ

Alice "Adelicia" Martinez

A Mass of Christian Burial for Alice "Adelicia" Martinez, 90, a Solano County resident since 1919, was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. The Rev. Joseph Ternullo of the church officiated. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

Born Dec. 12, 1908, in Marchal de Lubrin, Almeria, Spain, Mrs. Martinez died Jan. 20, 2000, in Vacaville.

She had worked for Vacaville's Basic Vegetable Products Co. for more than 20 years and had a life membership in the Vacaville Senior Citizens Club. She also was a member of the Spanish Club. She was a rancher and homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting and bingo.

Mrs. Martinez is survived by her daughters, Ann Gertz and Irene George, both of Winters; son Frank Jr. of Vacaville; grandchildren, Mistee Dennis of Citrus Heights, Deanna Allen and E. J. Martinez, both of Vacaville, Donna LaViolette of Gridley and Denise Bolla, Christ Gertz, Edward and Tom George, all of Winters; sister, Frances Garcia of Dixon; brother, Chris Martinez Jr. of Winters; numerous nieces and nephews, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, with a vigil held at 7 p.m. in McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 27, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARTINEZ

Andrea Dolores Martinez

Andrea Dolores Martinez died Thursday evening, Oct. 28, 1999, at Sierra Health Care in Davis. She was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Woodland, California. She was 85-years-old.

Mrs. Martinez was a homemaker and had lived in Yolo County her entire life. She was also a life-long member of St. James Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing and crafts during her free time.

Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her parents, the late Jesus and Lucy Pena, and her husband, Jose Martinez, who passed away in 1986, also, her granddaughter, Karen Martinez and sisters, Clara Raubach and Juanita Huitt. She was a member of an old Pioneer family, the Vaca-Pena family, who settled in the Vacaville area during the late 1800s.

Mrs. Martinez is survived by her sons, Anthony Martinez and wife Phyliss and Tom Martinez and wife Juanita; daughter Dolores Dumont and husband William Kelly; brother Tom Pena; sister Narcissa Pena; grandchildren Terri Martinez, Tom Martinez, Joey Martinez, Katherine Luther, Patricia Dumont, Lori Martinez and Rebecca Estrada; eight-great-grandchildren; nephews Ed Raubach, Jesse Raubach, John Raubach, Larry Huitt, Michael Huitt, Leo Huitt and Patrick Huitt and many grand nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The visitation was held at the church on Monday, Nov. 1, between 7 and 9 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. The Rite of Committal took place at the Davis Cemetery. The family will receive flowers.

The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 11, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MARTINEZ

Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez, a lifelong Winters resident, died unexpectedly of heart failure on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at his home in Winters. Born on October 4, 1949 in Woodland, California, he was 55 years old.

Mr. Martinez was raised in Winters and graduated from Winters High School. He worked on the family ranch in Winters for many years, driving all over Northern California as a parts runner. He had made many friends in the towns that he went to get the parts needed for the ranch. He was described as an avid sports fan and never missed any sporting event at Winters High School. He was also an avid fan of UC Davis Athletics.

Family and friends say Mr. Martinez never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone; he was an icon of the Winters Community and was well liked by all; he had a great sense of humor and was quick to make a teasing comment, often bringing laughter and joy to all he interacted with; he will be greatly missed by the Winters Community.

He is survived by his brothers Joseph R. Martinez and wife Shelly, Emilio R. Martinez, and Antonio Martinez and wife Frances, all of Winters; niece Rosemary Martinez of Clear Lake, and nephews Joseph Martinez, Ryan Martinez, and Brett Martinez, all of Winters.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cristobal and Isabel Martinez, and his nephew Christopher F. Martinez.

A memorial service was planned for Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Chapel. A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mr. Martinez’ name to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 367, Winters, California, 95694.

The staff of Davis Funeral Chapel extends their condolences to Mr. Martinez’ family, and considered him their friend. He was always quick to help them out by unloading flowers at the church or cemetery, and of course, straightening their ties. Funerals in Winters will not be the same without him. We miss you, Chris.

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

MARTINEZ

Crystal Renee De Leon Martinez

Crystal Renee De Leon Martinez died unexpectedly in Sacramento Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at age 25.

Born Oct. 19, 1976, in Pomona, Mrs. Martinez was a resident of Yolo County for 15 years. She was a 1994 Woodland High School graduate. She attended American River College in Sacramento. She was a manager for Checkmate Staffing for six years. Among her special joys in life were her daughter and husband. According to her family members

“she loved sewing and knitting projects for her daughter.”

Mrs. Martinez is survived by her husband, Alejandro Martinez; daughter, Alexys Unika Martinez, both of Davis; parents, Marcos and Margarita Garcia of Woodland; sisters, Angela Vidalez and husband Rene and Marlyn Garcia and husband Raymond Echavarria Sr., all of Woodland; grandparents, Alfredo and Senida Rodriguez of Davis, Carlos and Eufielda Contreras of Woodland and Martin and Margarita Garcia of Mexico; nephews, Angel Garcia and Ray Echavarria Jr. of Woodland; and numerous aunts; uncles and cousins.

A vigil service is scheduled at 8 p.m., today Thursday, Jan. 10, at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

A funeral mass is scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, also at Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

(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.)

MARTINEZ

Christopher F. "Chris" Martinez

Chris Martinez, a lifelong resident of Winters, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at U. C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, from cancer. Born on Dec. 11, 1965 in Sacramento to Tony and Frances Martinez, he was 37 years old.

Chris attended school in Dixon and graduated from Dixon High School. He worked for several years for Wells Fargo Bank as an ATM repairman. His last employment was with AT&T in the collections division.

Chris is survived by his parents, Tony and Frances Martinez of Winters, his brother Joe Martinez of Winters and his sister Rosemarie Martinez of Clearlake. Chris also leaves numerous other relatives.

The rosary was held on Monday, April 14 at Smith's Colonial Chapel. the funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 15 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 24, 2003.)

MARTINEZ

Christopher Ramirez Martinez (1st of 2 obituaries)

Chris Martinez, a life long resident of Winters, died unexpectedly of heart failure on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at his home in Winters. Born on Oct. 4, 1949, in Woodland, he was 55 years old.

Chris was raised in Winters and graduated from Winters High School. He worked on the family ranch in Winters for many years driving all over Northern California as a parts runner. He had made many friends in the towns that he went to get the parts needed for the ranch. Chris was described as an avid sports fan and never missed any sporting event at the Winters High School. He was also an avid fan of UC Davis Athletics. Chris never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He was an Icon of the Winters Community and was well liked by all. Chris had a great sense of humor and was quick to make a teasing comment, often bringing laughter and joy to all he interacted with. He will be greatly missed by the Winters Community.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Cristobal and Isabel Martinez and his nephew, Christopher F. Martinez.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph R. Martinez and his wife Shelly, Emilio R. Martinez and Antonio Martinez and his wife Frances, all of Winters. He is further survived by his niece, Rosemary Martinez of Clearlake and nephews, Joseph Martinez, Ryan Martinez, and Brett Martinez all of Winters.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Chapel located at 205 Main Street in Winters. A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Chris' name to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 367, Winters, 95694. The staff of Davis Funeral Chapel would like to extend our condolences to Chris' family, we considered him our friend. He was always quick to help us out by unloading flowers at the church or cemetery, and of course, straightening our ties. Funerals in Winters will not be the same without Chris. We miss you Chris.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 15, 2005.)

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Christopher Ramirez Martinez (2nd of 2 obits.)

Chris Ramirez Martinez died at his home in Winters Thursday, March 10 at age 55.

Mr. Martinez was born Oct. 4, 1949 in Woodland. He was a life-long Winters resident. He graduated from Winters High School and worked on the family ranch in Winters for many years driving all over Northern California as a parts runner.

Survivors include Mr. Martinez's brothers, Joseph R. Martinez and his wife Shelly, Emilio R. Martinez and Antonio Martinez and his wife Frances, all of Winters; his niece, Rosemary Martinez of Clearlake and his nephews, Joseph Martinez, Ryan Martinez and Brett Martinez all of Winters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cristobal and Isabel Martinez and his nephew, Christopher F. Martinez.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Martinez's name be directed to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 367, Winters, 95694.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Gateway Chapel, 205 Main St., Winters. Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MARTINEZ

Evelyn Martinez

Evelyn Martinez died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, March 25 at age six months.

Miss Martinez was born September 20, 2004 to Marcela Loreto and Ramon Martinez.

Survivors include her parents Marcela Loreto and Ramon Martinez of Woodland; her brother, Marcos Martinez of Woodland; her grandparents Maria and Jose Loreto, and Maria Rodriguez and Pedro Martinez, all of Jalisco, Mexico, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, March 27, 2005.)

MARTINEZ

Frank “EJ” Martinez

Frank “EJ” Martinez, was born on January 13, 1977, EJ was 28 years old when he died on June 9.

He is survived by his mother Phyllis Blair, father, Frank R. Martinez, Jr., fiance, Jennifer Diehl, sister, Deanna Allen, nieces and a nephew.

EJ loved motorcycles, camping, snowboarding, skateboarding, water and being outdoors. He had a heart of gold. There was no better way to spell “friend.”

Memorial services will be held at Vaca Hills Chapel on Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 23, 2005.)

MARTINEZ

Grayce Evelyn Martinez

Grayce Evelyn Martinez died at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital Monday, July 1, 2002, at age 91.

Born Aug. 25, 1911 in Minn., Mrs. Martinez was a resident of Yolo County for 59 years. She was the daughter of the late John and Lilly Thiers.

Mrs. Martinez worked at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital and then at the UC Davis Primate Center when she retired. She was a member and past president of the Fraternal order of Eagles #2345 in Woodland.

Mrs. Martinez is survived by children Jimmie Freeman of Davis, Laverne Ganz of Knights Landing and Val Ganz of Woodland; sisters Ida June Wedin of Minnesota, Etta Josephine Marks of Woodland, and Alpha Marie Hebert of Davis.

She was preceded in death by daughter Delores Simon, six brothers and three sisters.

Respecting her wishes no service will be held.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, July 08, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MARTINEZ

Juan Zamaniego Martinez, Sr.

Juan Zamaniego Martinez Sr. died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, June 1, 2003, at age 68.

Born Aug. 29, 1934, in Carrillo Perro, Nayarit, Mexico, Mr. Martinez had a Woodland resident for 15 years. He also resided at Robbins for 33 years. He was a retired farm laborer last worked for Gary Dettling Farms, Woodland. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Alicia B. Martinez of Woodland; sons, Francisco B. Martinez of Sacramento, Juan B. Martinez Jr. and George B. Martinez, both of Woodland; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Antonio B. Martinez. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities of Yuba City.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Chapel of the Twin Cities, 715 Shasta St., Yuba City. A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, also at Chapel of the Twin Cities, with Rev. Richard Galicia of House of Prayer Church, Woodland officiating. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 05, 2003.)

MARTINEZ

Julia R. Martinez (1st of 2 obituaries)

Julia R. Martinez, age 87, died in Bend, Ore. Sept. 16, 2005 following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 8, 1918 in Sacramento and attended Sacramento schools. On July 10, 1938, she was united in marriage to the late Joseph L. Martinez in Sacramento. She was a life-long resident of Woodland until her final years where she resided with her loving daughter Sylvia in Bend, Ore. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Church for 55 years, a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, P.T.A. and a hospital auxiliary Pink Lady. She raised seven children, Carl, Roy, Larry and Sylvia Martinez along with Hope, Eva and Ross Hurtado.

Julia is survived by her children, Carl and his wife Louise, Larry and his wife Janice, all of Woodland, Sylvia and her husband David Colton of Bend, Ore., Eva of Woodland and Ross and his wife Lisa of Dixon.

Also surviving are grandchildren Joey Martinez, Sandra Creamer, Eric Martinez, Kevin and Kelly Nusz, Roy, Brian, Kenny and Craig Martinez all of Woodland; Lauren and Zachary Colton of Bend, Ore.; and Anthony and Nicholas Hurtado of Dixon. She is also survived by her brothers Abel and Al, sisters Pat and Josie all from Sacramento and by numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband Joseph, son Roy and daughter Hope, sisters Margaret Casias, Mickie Saucedo, Beatrice Martinez, grandson Stephen and great-granddaughter Cassie.

A rosary will be recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at McNary's Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial for Julia is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at the intersection of Walnut and Court streets, Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, located at 35036 County Road 22. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Glaucoma Foundation in her memory.

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 21, 2005.)

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Julia R. Martinez (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Julia R. Martinez died in Bend, Ore. Friday, Sept. 16 at age 87.

Mrs. Martinez was born Jan. 8, 1918 in Sacramento and attended Sacramento schools. She was a life-long resident of Woodland until her final years where she resided with her loving daughter Sylvia in Bend, Ore. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Church for 55 years, a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, P.T.A. and a hospital auxiliary Pink Lady.

Survivors include Mrs. Martinez's children, Carl and his wife Louise, Larry and his wife Janice, all of Woodland, Sylvia and her husband David Colton of Bend, Ore., Eva of Woodland and Ross and his wife Lisa of Dixon; her grandchildren, Joey Martinez, Sandra Creamer, Eric Martinez, Kevin and Kelly Nusz, Roy, Brian, Kenny and Craig Martinez all of Woodland; Lauren and Zachary Colton of Bend, Ore.; and Anthony and Nicholas Hurtado of Dixon; numerous great-grandchildren; her sisters, Pat and Josie; and her brothers Abel and Al, all from Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; her daughter, Hope; her son, Roy; her grandson, Stephen; her great-granddaughter, Cassie; and her sisters, Margaret Casias, Mickie Saucedo and Beatrice Martinez.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Martinez's name be directed to Glaucoma Foundation, Office of Foundation Advancement, 116 John St., Suite 1605, New York, N.Y. 10038.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 22, 2005.)

MARTINEZ

Julie A. Martinez

Julie Ann Martinez died in her Esparto home Nov. 10, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on April 2, 1961, in Woodland, she was 40 years old.

She grew up in Winters and was a 1979 graduate of Winters High School. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Winters and St. Martin's Church in Esparto. She was very involved in her children's school and sports activities. She was described by her family as the "family social planner," and whenever there was a family event, she was the one who planned it.

She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Carrion Martinez, in 1993.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Jesse M. Martinez of Esparto; her mother, Anna Rubio Martinez of Winters; and her children, Jonathan Martinez, Jenna Martinez, Megan Martinez, Erin Martinez and Ashlee Martinez, all of Esparto.

She is also survived by her brother, Danny Martinez of Winters; sister, Juanita Martinez of Winters; and nieces and nephews, Jerod Martinez of Winters, Joseph Martinez of Redding, Matthew Carrasco of Winters, Jordan Carrasco of Winters, Marcus Carrasco of Winters, Kristin Schroeder of Winters, Laini Nance of Burlingame, Melissa Martinez of Sacramento and Marcy Martinez of Sacramento.

Friends are invited for the evening vigil service at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Third and Main streets in Winters. The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's, with burial to follow at the Winters Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in her name to the City of Hope Cancer Research Center in Duarte. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 13, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MARTINEZ

Lazaro Suarez Martinez

Lazaro Suarez Martinez, age 80, passed away on October 16, at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, California. He was born on March 27, 1925 in Durango, Mexico to Lorenzo and Benita Suarez Martinez. He married Lupe Morales, she preceded him in death.

Mr. Martinez resided in Yolo County for the past 60 years.

He is survived by his children, Lorenzo Martinez; Jesse Martinez; Gloria Martinez; Joe Martinez and Linda Carrasco; grandchildren, Joseph; Magen; Jonathon; Jenna; Erin Ashlee; Melissa and Marcie Martinez; Mathew; Jorday and Marcus Carrasco and Nichal Doran; great-grandchild, Christain Martinez.

A rosary was held on Wednesday October 19 at St. Anthony’s Church located in Winters.

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

MARTINEZ

Phil Martinez

Phil Martinez died in Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility Monday, March 3, 2003, at age 70.

Born July 21, 1932, in Dixon, N.M., Mr. Martinez had been a laborer in agriculture for 40 years. He had been a Yolo County resident for one and a half years.

Survivors include his brother, Eli Martinez of Elko, Nev.; and sister, Alcarita Greer of Algodones, N.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: Cremains will be returned to his family.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 15, 2003.)

MARTINEZ

Richard A. Martinez

Richard A. Martinez of Davis died suddenly on July 4, 2003. He was 72.

Born May 24, 1931, in Nord, he was raised in Arbuckle and moved to Yolo County in 1972.

He enjoyed a lifelong love of farming and took pride in raising quality crops, which his family said he did with a strong and steady hand. He will be remembered for his surety, steadfastness and generosity of spirit, they said.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Werrie Kasza and her husband Jim of Dixon, son Richard (Rick) and his wife Connie of Woodland; son Joe and his wife Maria of Chico; stepchildren Stewart and William B. Hays of Sacramento and Leslye Hays Lopez and her husband Tony of Dixon; grandchildren Seth Kasza and family of Austin, Texas, Lance Kasza and family of Dixon, Ben and Anna Martinez of Chico, and Toni Martinez of Woodland; step-grandchildren Lori Rogers and family of Woodland, Kari Ramos of Woodland, Alexandria Lopez of Dixon and Veronica Freitas and family of Dixon.

He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Martinez of Arbuckle, brothers Jesse and Ed Martinez of Arbuckle, Robby of Sacramento, sisters Rose Frias of West Sacramento and Alice Dixon of Sacramento, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Dixon Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the giver's charity of choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 11, 2003.)

MARTINEZ

Salvador G. Martinez

Salvador G. Martinez died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 27 at age 84.

Mr. Martinez was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Mexico. He had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. For 50 years, he worked as a farm laborer.

Survivors include Mr. Martinez's wife Delfina Martinez; his daughters, Rachel Martinez and Estela Macias; his sons, Sergio, Raul and Ernesto Martinez; 11 grandchildren; his sisters, Dolores and Amparo Martinez; and his brother, Benjamin Martinez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cayetano and Antonia Martinez.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 29, 2006.)

MARTINEZ

Violet Ann Martinez

Violet Ann Martinez died in Woodland Wednesday, Dec. 8 at age 49.

Miss Martinez was born Aug. 12, 1955 in California. She had been a Yolo County resident for 46 years. She attended Paradise High School and worked for Summer House as a cashier.

Survivors include Miss Martinez's mother, Violet Fitch; her siblings, Helen Stephens and David Martinez, both of Rumsey, Jim Martinez of Modesto, J.J. Martinez of Oahu, Hawaii, Nancy Fernandez of Madera, Barb Barnes of Woodside, Juanita Freily of Crandell, Texas, Maria E. Benitez of Columbia, Md., Sheri, Ricky, Henry, Virginia, Alicia and Steven, all of Woodland; her aunt, Fern Fitch and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Julian Joseph Martinez Sr. and her brother, Robert Martinez.

The family requests donations in Miss Martinez's name may be directed to The Wayfarer Center, 201 Fourth St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Woodland Cemetery with interment to follow the service. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 16, 2004.)

MARTINO

James Raymond Martino

James Raymond Martino of Chico died Sunday, November 13 at age 86.

Mr. Martino was born December 22, 1918 in Dixon. He had been a Yolo County resident for 84 years. He graduated from Dixon High School and was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a Yolo County road superintendent for 27 years. He was a member of the Elks Club, Winters Chamber of Commerce, Winters Councilman and a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mr. Martino’s wife of 63 years, Nadine Martino of Chico; his daughter, Vickie Garrison and her husband Doug of Chico; his grandchildren, Brian Carrion and his wife Brenda of Corona, Tammy Parker of Chico and Melissa Phillips and her husband Dustin of Woodland; six great-grandchildren; and his sister Mary Helms and her husband Donald of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Martino and Henry Martino.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Martino’s name be directed to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110, Sacramento, 95833.

A vigil was held on Thursday, November 17 at McNary’s Chapel in Woodland. A graveside service followed on Friday, November 18 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary’s Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 24, 2005.)

MARTY

Bernardin Marty

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Saturday December 23, 1911.

DIED

MARTY - The Monument, Yolo county, December 20, 1911.

Bernardin Marty, father of Antone, Ben, Joseph, Martin MARTY of Sacramento, Frank Marty of Germany, and Mrs. Peter MEISTER of Switzerland, aged 82 years 2 months and 5 days.

Friends are welcome at the home of Harry A. Nauman, 1811 G street.

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Saturday) from St. Francis Church, corner Twenty-sixth and K streets, where a solemn requiem high mass will be offered up for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Joseph cemetery.

MARZOLF

Donna Marie Marzolf

Donna Marzolf died at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after a lengthy battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at age 69.

Born April 23, 1934,* on the family farm in Soo Township, North Dakota, Mrs. Marzolf moved to Chico in 1970, and graduated from California State University Chico in 1982. Her working career included the United States Air Force, several school districts, leading her to employment at UC Davis until her retirement in 1993.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Marzolf of Chico; sons, Bradley Marzolf of San Luis Obispo, and Curtis Marzolf of Woodland; brother, Erling and wife JoAnn Scheldrup of Portal, N.D.; sisters, Patricia Hill and husband Jim of Minneapolis, Minn., Marilyn Collier and husband Jay of Fairfield, and Carol Scheldrup of Sonoma; aunt, Ruth Groninger of Minot, N.D.; grandchildren, Joseph and Kylie Mendonca of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland Opera House Fund; or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616, in her behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive, Woodland.

*NOTE: In the title of this obituary the birthdate for Donna Marzolf is stated as "April 24, 1934" rather than "April 23, 1934," in the body of the obituary.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 17, 2003.)

MASKA

Stanley Walter Maska

Stanley Walter Maska died on Aug. 4, 2004, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, one month after heart surgery. He was 84.

Born April 13, 1920, in Massachusetts, he was a Davis resident for the past 45 years.

Raised in Massachusetts, he served his country in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

He worked as a custodian for the Davis Joint Unified School District for many years, retiring in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Ann Maska.

He is survived by his seven children; Richard Maska, Doreen Ann Allman, Linda Copland, Geneil Maska, Bunny Newberry, Maria Pinzon and Jennifer Maska. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, in Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

MASON

Maureen O'Brien Mason

Maureen O'Brien Mason died Jan. 20, 2006, at her residence in El Macero surrounded by her family. She was 71.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Community Church, with a reception immediately following the service. A private interment will be in the Davis Cemetery under the direction of Wiscombe's Davis Funeral Chapel.

Born in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 17, 1934, to Garland Morris and Mildred O'Bannon O'Brien, she attended Duke University in 1952 and received a bachelor's degree in education in 1956.

She taught junior high school in Durham, N.C., and then in Baltimore, Md., for three years.

She married Dean T. Mason on June 22, 1957. They resided in Baltimore, where Dean completed his internship and medical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. They then lived in Bethesda, Md., from 1961 to 1968 where Dean completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine.

They moved to El Macero in 1968 when Dean was recruited to the new UC Davis Medical School to become the founding chief of cardiology and professor of medicine. In 1983 when Dean was appointed as the medical director of the Western Heart Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, they maintained two residences. Upon his retirement in 2000 they resided exclusively in El Macero.

Her family said she enjoyed many years traveling extensively throughout the world with her husband, principally on international medical teaching conferences. Locally she especially enjoyed her bridge clubs and serving as chairperson of the Sunset Cooking Group for the University Farm Circle.

Over the past 35 years, she volunteered her time and talents to several activities and organizations in the Davis area, including, PTA president at Pioneer Elementary, Girl Scout troop leader, Alpha Chi Omega UCD sorority house director, University Farm Circle (service award recipient), Republican Women's Association, Davis Community Church, Book Club, Stock Club and Captain of the Niner's Golf Team at El Macero Country Club.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and her husband Farin Januszewski of Orinda; and Alison and her husband Charles Brooks of Perkasie, Pa. She also is survived by her grandchildren: Caitlin, 9; Mason, 3; Amanda, 10; and Ashlin, 7.

Donations may be sent in her honor to the Davis Community Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, January 23, 2006.)

MASON

Soledad Victoria Benedetti Mason

Soledad Victoria Benedetti Mason died Oct. 14, 2004. She was 89.

Born Dec. 16, 1914, in Cartagena, Columbia, she first came to he United States in 1922 while traveling with her family to Japan, where he father was to serve as a diplomat. He decided to remain in San Francisco where she attended school as a young girl. After several years, she and her sisters moved to Los Angeles with their mother, where they lived before returning to Cartagena in 1931.

For many years she was courted long distance by Paul Allen Mason, whom she'd met while living in Los Angeles, until she returned to marry him in 1936. While he served in the Navy during World War II, she raised their two eldest children, Stephen and Gloria. Upon his return from the South Pacific, they completed their family with two more children, Paul and Soledad.

In April 1987, they celebrated 50 years of marriage with family and friends at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, where they were married in 1936.

She spent many years volunteering for the PTA, the Cancer Society, St. Joseph's Hospital and the Legal Aid Society. Her great enjoyment was playing bridge with friends and neighbors in Sherman Oaks, where she and Paul lived for more than 40 years.

In 1992, a year after the death of her husband, she moved to Davis, where she cherished the closeness of many of her grandchildren. She occupied her time with classes, bridge and dominoes in the company of the many dear friends she made at the Davis Senior Center.

She is survived by her children, Stephen, Gloria, Paul and Soledad; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Andrew, Matthew, Katie, Maggie, Mason, Jon-Paul and Gloria; and great grandchildren, Lily, Cameron, Emma, Chloe, Cooper, Mason, Grafton and Walker.

She is further survived by her sisters, Olga, Beatrice, Victoria and Eva.

She died as she had planned, in her own home under hospice care. Her ashes will be scattered privately by her children. Donations may be made to Yolo Hospice in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 2, 2004.)

MASSETTI

Jessie Mae Massetti

Longtime Davis resident and banker Jessie Mae Massetti died on May 15, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 75.

She as born June 9, 1927, to William and Lena Mae Hall in Madison, Ill. She attended schools in Oklahoma and Missouri before moving to California in 1953 with her mother and daughter. She worked for the Bank of Berkeley in Berkeley and moved to Davis in 1957.

She worked for the Bank of Davis, which was later acquired by Security Pacific Bank. She held several banking positions and retired as assistant vice president in charge of operations and consumer loans.

She continued her education in banking and earned a postgraduate certificate in commercial banking and trusts.

She served as president of the Soroptimist International of Davis for a year. She also was on the board of directors at Alpha Oaks in Sacramento for 20 years.

Her pride in her work was evident in the successful relationships she developed with her customers, her family said.

After retiring due to health issues in December of 1990, she decided to discontinue wearing formal attire and began dressing herself in matching western hats, boots and outfits.

She is survived by her daughter, Lewanne Luttrell of Davis; her brother, Johnnie Hall and his wife Betty; grandchildren Staci and Robert Murray; and three great-grandchildren, Nichele, Brittani and Robert Murray.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to Yolo Hospice, the American Cancer Society of Alpha Oaks of Sacramento.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 18, 2003.)

MASSEY

Earl Thomas Massey

Earl Thomas Massey died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Friday, Feb. 18 at age 95.

Mr. Massey was born March 21, 1909 in Lyon County, Kan. to the late James and Minnie Harrold Massey. He had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. He worked as a laborer and later in the construction industry for 55 years. He was a member of the Woodland Senior Center.

Survivors include Mr. Massey's daughter, Deloris Wheeler of Titusville, Fla. and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Massey and his brother, Harold Massey.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Massey's name be directed to the Woodland Senior Center, 630 Lincoln Ave., Woodland, 95695 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Massey, services will be private. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 20, 2005.)

MASSEY

Helen Bayard Blackburn Massey

A memorial service for former Davis resident Helen Bayard Blackburn Massey, 60, will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

Bye, as she was known to her friends, died on April 6, 2003, in Fresno. She was born on Oct. 24, 1942, to Elizabeth F. and John D. Blackburn Jr. in Van Nuys.

She attended elementary and junior high school in Healdsburg. The family moved to Davis in 1956, and she graduated from Davis High School in 1960.

She attended Sacramento City College for two years, majoring in art, and married Max Massey in 1963.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, she was active as a volunteer at Davis Parent Nursery School and attended the Church of St. Martin. She also took up tennis, an activity that gave her great pleasure.

Divorced in 1985, she moved to Fresno where she lived with her mother and was joined by her daughter, Ann, in 1998.

An accomplished watercolorist, she exhibited her work in Davis and Fresno.

She is survived by her mother; her son, James, of Davis, and his two children Taylor and Anthony; her daughter, Ann; her sister, Peggy MacLean of Fresno; and her brother, John, of Fresno and Idaho. Additional survivors include her former husband.

Her father and her brother, Woody, preceded her in death.

Bye made friends wherever she went and will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

A reception following the memorial service will be held at the home of Stephen Peithman and Larry Fanning, 1100 Sycamore Lane, Davis. The telephone number is 758-6624.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, April 12, 2003.)

MAST

Ruth Mast

Ruth Mast died in a convalescent hospital in Oroville, Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at age 101.

Born Oct. 27, 1900, in Lakeview, Minn., Mrs. Mast was longtime Esparto resident. She taught school in Minnesota prior to her marriage to Floris E. Mast on Sept. 13, 1924. She received her teaching credentials at Minnesota Normal School and a bachelor of arts degree from Sacramento State University. In 1942 she began teaching at Clover School in western Yolo County and later at Esparto Elementary School until her retirement in 1968. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Esparto Study Club, the Merry-Go-Round Club, and the Esparto Countryside Community Church. She loved living on her ranch for over 70 years, gardening, cooking, and having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit. She is lovingly remembered for her devotion to her family, friends, and former students.

Mrs. Mast and her late husband Floris have three children, Edward Mast and wife Marilyn of Esparto, Walter Mast of Oakland, and Wilma Hill and husband Jim of Oroville.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Linda Souza and husband Dennis of Woodland, Marcia Scott and husband Glen of Haines, Alaska, John Mast and wife Laura of Woodland, Alisa Stephens-Jones and husband Ray of Granite Bay, Mary Stephens-Bell of Seattle, Wash., and Martha Braaten, and husband Gary of Oroville; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Esparto Countryside Community Church, 26479 Grafton St., Esparto.

The family requests memorials be directed to Countryside Community Church, Esparto.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 02, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MAST

Walter F. Mast

Walter F. Mast, 74, of Oakland died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in Rounsville Convalescent Hospital. Mr. Mast was born Nov. 10, 1928 in Esparto, Ca. where he was also raised. Walter was the son of Floris and Ruth (Walter) Mast. He attended Esparto schools, received his B.A. degree from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and his teaching credential from CSU Sacramento. He taught art for 34 years in the Moraga, California school district. He also taught in Germany for the U.S. Army Independent School System for two years in the 1950's. Mr. Mast was an accomplished artist, using 'oils' as his method of expression for his paintings. His work are currently being displayed and sold in studios and galleries throughout the San Francisco bay area. During the era of the Nixon presidency Walter's paintings were on display in the Western White House at San Clemente, Ca. He is noted for both his landscapes and religious paintings.

Surviving are his brother, Edward Mast and wife Marilyn of Esparto, his sister Wilma Stephens Hill and husband Jim of Oroville and long time friend Ray Lippincott of Oakland. Also surviving are nieces Alisa Stephens Jones and husband Ray of Granite Bay, Mary Stephens-Bell of Seattle, Martha Braaten and husband Gary of Oroville, Linda Souza and husband Dennis of Woodland, and Marcia Scott and husband Glen of Haines, Alaska; and his nephew John Mast and wife Laura of Woodland.

He was a member of the (Landmark-Buckeye) Masonic Lodge No. 195 of Esparto and was actively involved in the Alumni Association of the California College of Arts & Crafts. He was a contributor to environmental programs around the bay, and a member of the Vineyard Fellowship. He traveled extensively throughout the world and incorporated his experiences into his paintings and teachings.

Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Capay Cemetery, Esparto, Ca. at 11 a.m., with Rev. Derrill Peabody officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend. A memorial service in Mr. Walter Mast's memory also will be held at 1 p.m., Sept. 21, 2003, at Highlands Country Club, Oakland, Ca.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Foundation, 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90024; or the American Heart Association of California, 2007 'O' St., Sacramento, Ca. 95814. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting www.legacy.com.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 16, 2003.)

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