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MATA

Hope D. Mata

Hope D. Mata passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Hope was born in Clarksburg and she attended local elementary schools including the baby school and Holy Rosary Academy on Main Street. A graduate of Woodland High School, she was a licensed vocational nurse and graduated from Sacramento City College nursing program in 1969. She was a very active member of Holy Rosary Church, where she sang with the 10 a.m. choir and was a 45 plus year member of the Young Ladies Institute (YLI), serving as president twice. She accomplished her goals of seeing the pope in Monterey and visiting all the California missions.

In 1993, Hope retired from Woodland Healthcare after 30 plus years as Central Service supervisor and continued as a casual on-call Spanish interpreter for eight years. She taught Lamaze classes for the migrant community and was a link for access to quality health care as a patient advocate for all.

She believed in community involvement and served as past chairperson for the city of Woodland's Commission on Aging and was a charter member of Yolo County's Diversity Advisory Committee and secretary to Golden West Central Service Healthcare chapter. Hope also served as director/treasurer for the Elderly Nutrition Program and volunteered as an interpreter for Hospice. She was named Woman of the Year in 1967 and 1996. She cherished her family and was a fan of the San Francisco Giants and attended many Mariachi concerts.

She is survived by her loving husband, Val Mata. Sons, Raul Mata and Manuel Reynoso of Woodland. Daughters, Valerie Lugo and husband Alciro and Gloria Bailey and husband Jim all of Woodland. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alexander Lugo and Johnny Vasquez and her dear brother, Louie Contreras and wife Betty. She is survived by her special Hortense Sisters and numerous nieces and nephews and Otilla Contreras. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Gloria Arrellano; brothers, Manuel and Melchor Contreras and most recently by her loving son, Larry Mata.

A vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at McNary's Chapel. The funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church Friday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Rosary Church Building Fund, the Forbes Norris ALS Clinic, 2324 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 94115, the Elderly Nutrition Program or the charity of your choice. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 07, 2005.)

MATA

Lawrence Anthony Mata

Lawrence Anthony Mata passed away in Davis Friday, Nov. 26 at age 41.

Larry was born in Woodland Oct. 5, 1963 and had been a lifelong Yolo County resident. He attended Holy Rosary School, Lee Jr. and Woodland Sr. High Schools. He was a warm-hearted, loving man who cared for his family more than anything else in this world. He is remembered for sharing his sense of humor, helpfulness and love of music. He lived in Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas and vacationed in Hawaii. He had hopes of scouting the Venezuelan coast. On a recent Mexican cruise, he had the time of his life as he chaperoned his niece with the WHS show choir. Uncle Larry will be sorely missed by all especially his niece, Liz; his nephew, Alex and his lifelong chum, Kim Phillips.

Survivors include his loving parents, Val and Hope Mata; siblings, Manuel Reynoso, Gloria Bailey and husband Jim, Valerie Lugo and husband Al, all of Woodland; brother, Raul Mata; niece, Elizabeth Lugo of Santa Cruz; nephews, Alex Lugo and Johnny plus numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Refugio "Cuca" Contreras and Antonia Mata; uncles, Melchor Contreras and Joe Mata; aunts, Lola Castillo and Gloria Arrellano; cousins, Richard Mata, James Contreras and Pamela Contreras Ramos.

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

Private interment was held at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 04, 2004.)

MATAL

Tracy Annette Lindstrom Matal

Tracy A. Lindstrom Matal died at her home in Elk Grove Wednesday, June 8 at age 41.

Mrs. Matal was born May 7, 1964 in Sacramento. She was the wife of former Woodland resident Ward A. Matal and daughter-in-law to Cotty and Ellie Matal of Woodland. She graduated from Luther Burbank High School in 1982. She worked as a purchasing agent for Sacramento City Unified School District for 18 years. She was also a volunteer for breast cancer awareness.

Survivors include Mrs. Matal's husband of seven years, Ward A. Matal of Elk Grove; her daughter, Amanda Gray of El Grove; her son, Robby Gray of Elk Grove; her stepdaughters, Lauren and Megan Matal of Sacramento; her parents, Al and Jodie Lindstrom of Sacramento; her sister, Kelly Campbell of Placerville; her brothers, Skip Lindstrom of Modesto and Terry Lindstrom of Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robby Lindstrom and brother-in-law, Allen Campbell.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4910 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento with Pastor Charles Carlson officiating. Sierra View Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MATHESON

Deborah Susan Matheson

Deborah Susan Matheson died on Jan. 21, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 54.

Born Sept. 22, 1950, to James and Katherine Matheson in Oakland, she was one of three children. She graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette in 1968. She briefly went to work for a telephone company in San Francisco, then was a flight attendant for United Airlines for approximately two years.

She then moved to New York where she studied to become a beautician. In 1974 she moved back to California where she worked in Walnut Creek and Yuba City, finally settling in Woodland in 1999.

She was described by her family as a very friendly and outgoing person who loved to be outdoors, especially camping and fishing in the bay. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, James D. Matheson.

She is survived by her mother, Katherine M. Matheson of Davis; her brother, Monte D. Matheson of Port Orford, Ore.; and sister, Laurie A. Litwin and her husband Tad, and their daughter Anna G. Litwin of Woodland Park, Colo.

No services have been scheduled at this time. A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday January 26, 2005, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise." (315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616) (http://www.davisenterprise.com/). Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

MATHEWS

Alfred Warren Mathews

Alfred Warren Mathews died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at age 61.

Born Aug. 30, 1943, in Sacramento, Mr. Mathews had been a Yolo County resident for one year.

Survivors include his half-brother, Fred Silva of Sacramento.

Services: Interment is scheduled at the Public Guardian memorial in Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 15, 2004.)

MATHIES

Mary Mathies

Mary Mathies died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at age 74.

Born Dec. 14, 1927, in Oklahoma, Mrs. Mathies had been a Sonoma County resident for 36 years.

Mrs. Mathies is survived by her children, Jonny Mathies of Esparto, Mike Mathies, Linda Cox, Kemberly Emmons, Judy Duncan, David Mathies, James Mathies, all of Santa Rosa, and Marilyn Ambler of Redding; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brothers, Ted Noyes of Arizona, and Henry of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service is being held by close friends and family.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association.

Neptune Society of Northern California in Santa Rosa is assisting the family with arrangements

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, July 23, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MATHIS

Leonard Charles Mathis

Leonard Charles Mathis passed away unexpectedly in his Winters residence on March 18, 1999, at the age of 36. He was born in Woodland on Oct. 4, 1962 to Charles and Nancy Mathis.

Mr. Mathis was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He was disabled for most of the past 12 years.

He is survived by his brothers, Joe and Jim Mathis both of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Charles Mathis of West Sacramento; sister Maria McCune of Shawnee, Oklahoma; mother, Nancy Fischer, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; grandmother, Emma Polmanteer of Winters; niece, Crystal McCune, and nephew, Anthony McCune, both of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Mathis.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Winters. Graveside services were held Tuesday morning.

McNary’s Chapel assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 25, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MATSUMOTO

Kinuye Matsumoto

Kinuye Matsumoto of Woodland died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at age of 90.

Mrs. Matsumoto was born May 15, 1915 in Stockton. She had been a resident of Woodland for 63 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Matsumoto's daughter, Mary Nakai and her husband Ken; her son, Arvin Matsumoto and his wife Terry; her daughter-in-law, Suzie Matsumoto; her granddaughters, Kathy and her husband Tad, Lynn and her husband Doug, Diane, Noreen and her husband Courtney, Julie and her husband Gavin.; her grandsons, Randy and his wife Michelle and Craig and his wife Deb; her great-grandchildren, Spencer, Briana, Romi, Aimee and Kelli; great-great-grandson Elijah; and her brothers, Katashi and Frank Nakayama. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kikuichi; her newborn son, Tadashi; her son, Tom; and her sister, Midori Hagio.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Matsumoto's name may be made to the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento 95814; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617; or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695.

Services: Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 6, 2005.)

MATTA

Josephine Jaime Matta

Josephine Jaime Matta died Sunday, Feb. 20 at Alderson Convalescent Home at age 100.

Mrs. Matta was born Jan. 3, 1905 in Marfa, Texas to the late Regino and Andrea Jaime. She had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She was employed by Contadina for 20 years along with being a seamstress, cook and homemaker for 81 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Matta's daughters, Nellie Garcia, Elva "Vera" Gonzales and her husband Benny, Dorothy Bautista, all of Woodland, Lucy Lopez and her husband Raul of Avinal, Dina Leon and her husband Frank and Betty Matta all of Sacramento; her sons, Felix Matta Jr. of Upper Lake, Robert Matta and his wife Sue of Woodland and Amos Franco of Sacramento; her daughter-in-law, Trini Matta; her granddaughter, Patsy; 71 grandchildren; 136 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild and her sisters, Virginia O'Sullivan of Folsom, Lucy Medina of El Paso, Texas and Chelo Salgado of Marfa, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 1/2 years, Felix Matta Sr.; her daughters, Mary Galvan, Corina Matta and Lorena Garcia and her sons, Alex Matta, Benny Matta and Manuel Matta.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Matta's name be directed to the Red Cross of Yolo County, 120 Court St., Woodland 95695 for tsunami relief.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 24 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, Feb. 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. A reception to follow at Holy Rosary Parish Hall. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)

MATTA

Maria Matta

Maria Matta, a Davis resident for more than 60 years, died Nov. 23, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 77.

Born Oct. 3, 1926, in El Paso, Texas, to Pedro and Juana Ramirez, she came to Davis in 1941. She worked for many years as a housekeeper for many different families here.

Until a recent illness, she was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed San Francisco 49er football games and Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants baseball games, and was a fan of the Sacramento Kings basketball team. She liked going to rock concerts with her sons and friends, too, and spending summer vacations in South Lake Tahoe. She also had a passion for animals, especially dogs.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ignacio Rameriz, and sister, Petra Rameriz.

She is survived by her sons, Alex Matta Jr., and his wife Muriel Suleiman-Matta of Davis; and David Matta of West Sacramento; and by her nephew, Daniel Rameriz.

The rosary will be recited Nov. 30, 2003, at 5 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Dec. 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets in Davis. Burial at Davis Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that contributions be made in her name to the Yolo County SPCA, 41831 Gibson Road, Woodland CA 95776.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 27, 2003.)

MATTHEWS

Ilene Jeanette Means Matthews

Ilene Jeanette Means Matthews died at the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at the age of 54. She was born in Alameda on April 13, 1947 to the late Lawrence and Zelda Means.

Mrs. Matthews was a resident of Dillon Beach for the past 14 years. She was a member of the Woodland High School Class of 1965 and received her Associate Arts degree from American River College. Mrs. Matthews was the assistant manager at the Faculty Club in Davis for eight years until 1988.

Mrs. Matthews and her husband moved to Dillon Beach in 1989 and she opened her own deli "Country Delight" in Tomales. Mrs. Matthews loved living at the beach according to her family. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by her husband of 21 years Thomas Matthews of Dillon Beach. Daughters, Tammy Guidi of Vacaville, Kerry Sherard and Melissa Guidi, both of Woodland. Grandchildren, Eric Pearson and Jayce Pearson both of Vacaville, Ryan Kuehnau, Alex Kuehnau, Dylan Pascual and Cody Montoya, all of Woodland and Courtney Pearson of Illinois. Sisters, Janene Ramos and Erin Means Reynoso, both of Winters. Brother Mike Means of Woodland. Nephew Jacob Means of Reno. Nieces, Jenny Rodriguez, Lisa Ruport, Ilene and Allie Reynoso all of Winters.

Visitation will be held at McNary's Chapel from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 at McNary's Chapel.

Interment will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1905 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MATTOS

Paul Manuel Mattos

Paul Manuel Mattos died peacefully at his Davis home Oct. 6, 2004. He was 74.

Born in Sacramento on June 6, 1930, to Manuel and Rose Mattos, he was raised in Richmond where he met and married Darlene Clute in 1950.

In 1956, they moved to Davis where he worked as a bartender in his family's bar, The Club. He later moved to Winters where he lived for 20 years before returning to Davis. He worked at UC Davis in radiation safety for about 25 years, retiring in 1983.

He spent his retirement years tinkering in his garage, restoring antique cars and antique children's pedal cars.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Mattos, in September 1990. He was also preceded in death by his son and best friend, Robert Mattos, in December 1990.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Darlene Mattos; his sons, Michael Mattos and his wife Jan, David Mattos and his wife Susan, Edward Mattos and James Mattos, all of Davis; daughter, Karen Mattos Long of Winters; and sister, Adeline Beesley of Richmond.

He is further survived by his grandchildren, Christina, Amanda, Angela, Jennifer, Stacy, Austin, Melissa, Kristen and Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Tyler, Emmy, Joshua, Manuel.

At his request, there will be no services.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday October 8, 2004.)

MAUL

Chester L. Maul

Chester Lloyd Maul died Nov. 23, 2000. Born Nov. 21, 1909, in Kansas City, Kan., he was 91.

He was a lifelong educator, world traveler, music lover, philosopher, political activist and veteran. He worked his way through William Jewell College and teaching college. After teaching elementary school in Kansas City and in Redlands, he earned a master's degree in psychology at Stanford University. He began work as an industrial psychologist but was called to war as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.

After peace was declared, he married his sweetheart, Clella, and returned to California where he worked as a VA psychologist and college counselor and then continued his graduate work at Stanford. He served as director for testing and guidance in the San Mateo schools and taught psychology classes at the College of San Mateo.

He was an avid world traveler. His travels began when he left home during the Depression, riding the rails and looking west for work. He signed on a tramp steamer heading for Alaska. He explored Europe with his family for a year in 1961 when he coordinated testing and guidance in the Air Force schools.

He prided himself on having visited every continent - even Antactica on a flight with Sir Edmund Hilary. In retirement he continued his adventures in many exotic locations including Bali, Nepal, Russia, Africa and China, right after it opened to public travel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clella Maul.

He is survived by his loving companion, Rahea Hirst of Davis; his two sons, Terry Maul of Riverside and David Maul and his wife Beverley of Davis; his three grandchildren, Brian Maul and his wife Jaime of Claremont, Corrine Maul of Davis and Andy Maul of Berkeley.

A private memorial service will be held Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Davis School Arts Foundation, music scholarship fund, PO Box 4093, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," November 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

MAURER-
WILLS

Elizabeth A. Maurer-Wills

Elizabeth A. Maurer-Wills died Jan. 31, 2005, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 91.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Rock Stream, N.Y., she graduated from Watkins Glen High School in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Elmira Business College in Elmira, N.Y. She taught Sunday school for many years starting at the age of 12 at the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, N.Y.

After her marriage to Dr. Frank W Maurer on Dec. 31, 1936, they resided for the most part in Newton Highlands, Mass., where she was president of the Women's Association of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church. The Maurers moved to Pacific Palisades in 1961 where she volunteered to take calls for Hotline, a suicide crisis center, and was on the board of the YWCA in Los Angeles, working with housing for the Job Corps.

In 1978 she moved to Davis and became a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis where she was an active member and was instrumental in arranging fund-raising concerts to help support Habitat for Humanity.

Her family says she enjoyed gardening, reading, visiting with her many friends and family, and playing the piano for residents of University Retirement Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frank W Maurer Sr. of Pacific Palisades, who died in December 1970; her son, John C. Maurer of Santa Monica; and her sister, Georgia Sanders of Ithaca, N.Y.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. J. Henry Wills of Davis; her son, Dr. Frank W Maurer Jr. and his wife Professor Lenora Timm of Davis; her daughter, Susan M. Costley and her husband James Costley of Modesto; and her brother, William K. Mourey and his wife Emily of Watkins Glen N.Y.

She is further survived by her grandson, Pierre Maurer and his wife Tracy of Lagunitas; grandson Basil Maurer of Davis; and two-great grandsons, Chance and Jayden Maurer of Lagunitas.

A service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Yolo County Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday February 3, 2005.)

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Elizabeth A. Maurer-Wills (memorial service)

Elizabeth A. Maurer-Wills died Jan. 31, 2005, at University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 91 years old.

A memorial service begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Rock Stream, N.Y., she graduated from Watkins Glen High School in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Elmira Business College in Elmira, N.Y. She became a Davis resident in 1978, where she was an active member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis and a supporter of Habitat for Humanity.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yolo Hospice or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 28, 2005.)

MAURICE

Benjamin Ali Maurice

Benjamin Ali Maurice died at Sutter Davis Hospital Dec. 22, 2005. He was 64.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at the Davis Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 10, 1941, to Mauvo and Rozina (Talebi) Faki in Sudan. He was a student for the past 25 years, earning a master’s degree and doctorate from UC Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Coletta Maurice of Davis; daughters Rozina Maurice of Davis and Angela Maurice of Seattle; son Adrian Maurice of Davis; and sisters Jugba Maurice Faki and Suo Maurice Faki and brothers Tadebe Maurice Faki, Ba’ase Maurice Faki and Andrea Maurice Faki, all of Sudan.

Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 22, 2006.)

MAXIE

Edward Chester Maxie, Jr.

Edward Chester Maxie, Jr., a Davis resident of 55 years, died of a heart attack on July 7, 2005. He was 60.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1944, in Laurel, Miss., to Sarah Elizabeth and Edward Chester Maxie Sr.

He worked for Longs Drugs in Davis for almost 30 years. The past two years, he had worked for the Davis Food Co-op.

A "wonderful man with a huge heart," according to loved ones, he "loved his family more than life." In particular he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his beloved yellow Labradors, Spike and, later, Spike II, as well as having get-togethers.

He is preceded in death by his brother, John David.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Vivian; daughters Chrisi Jones and her husband Terry and Shelley McIntosh and her husband Scott, both of Sacramento; brothers Robert Maxie of Sacramento and Tom Maxie and his wife Debbie Maxie of Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren Jacob and Emilee Jones, Michael and Samantha Hansen, and Cory and Ashlee McIntosh; and father-in-law Don Swisher.

A celebration of his life will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Veterans' Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to his favorite nonprofit organization, the Mills Little League, P.O. Box 324, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, July 10, 2005.)

MAXWELL

Alice T. Maxwell

Alice T. Maxwell died Dec. 9, 2004. She was 88.

A funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1149 East Alluvial Ave. in Fresno.

Born Nov. 5, 1916, she was a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in education. She taught elementary school for 33 years in the Western states. She also received a bachelor's degree in education from Chico State University.

After completing her teaching career in Santa Barbara, she then spent her time raising her children and supporting her husband as he worked in the California Agriculture Services.

For the past 30 years, she was a resident of Davis, and in the last six months, resided in Fresno.

She was preceded in death by her son, Marvin Maxwell.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lin Maxwell; her daughter, Mary Lin Pitalo of Davis; and her son, Dr. Andrew Maxwell of Fresno.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Michael Pitalo and Kimberly Wiechmann of Clovis, Michele Beary of San Diego, Sally McComas of Santa Rosa, Robert Maxwell and Alison Dent of Camden, S.C., Kent Maxwell, Stephanie Maxwell and Susan Turner, all of Fresno, Leah Maxwell of Salt Lake City and James Maxwell of Fresno; and 23 great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday December 13, 2004.)

MAY

Cynthia A. May

Cynthia Ann May died July 28, 2001, at her home in El Macero. Born on April 27, 1956, in Castro Valley, she was 45 years old.

She was a Job's Daughter Honor Queen and was the valedictorian at her vocational school. She loved her job as a health unit coordinator at the UC Davis Medical Center, and loved her family, holidays, baking and decorating. Her infectious smile and laugh will be missed. She was a loving wife, mother and friend to all who knew her, and her insight, wisdom and feeling for people was a source of strength to many.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lenore Canaday.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey L. May of El Macero; her son, Michael J. Elfers of Sacramento; her daughter, Jennifer L. May of Davis; her father, Truman James and his wife Jane Canaday of Fresno; her brothers and their wives, Steven A. and Cindy Canaday and Richard G. and Terri Canaday, all of Sacramento; her mother-in-law, Carol May-Hickman and her husband George of Davis; her aunt, Lorna Nowicki and her husband Stanley of Marina; her nieces, Deedra Withers and Christina Canaday; and her nephew, Tyler Canaday.

Friends are invited to a celebration of her life Friday at 11 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 1, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MAY

Jack I. May

A memorial service to honor the life of Jack Irvin May, who died June 1, 2000, will be held Saturday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Born June 14, 1916, in Stockton, he was 83 years old.

When he was born, he held the record as the largest baby in the state, at 14 pounds, 7 ounces. The record may still stand today, May's family says.

He lived in San Leandro from 1917 to 1929 and in Davis from 1929 to 1934. Before graduation, May joined the U.S. Navy Reserves and on Jan. 2, 1941, was activated into the Navy to train pilots. From there, May went overseas to Hawaii from early 1944 to September 1945.

In 1955, he returned to Davis with his wife Ruth and family. He joined the UC Davis physics department for five years, then transferred to agricultural engineering, where he worked until his retirement on Oct. 1, 1980.

During his tenure in agricultural engineering, May was instrumental in developing and building two poultry centrifuges that are still in use today. As a machinist, he also was instrumental in developing the shaker machinery for The Boysenberry Project and the other shaker mechanisms.

Upon his retirement, he became active at the Davis Senior Center, traveled extensively with his wife up and down the Northwest coast, was an avid bowler and gardener, and took much pleasure in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, to whom he was married 61 years; his children, Toni Lorene May and her husband Gary Roland and Bruce Alison May and his wife Victoria; three grandchildren, Sheila Beall, Stacy Roman and her husband John and Robert Neely and his wife Tori; five great-grandchildren, Justin, Corrie, Lindsay, Johnny and Cassie Jo; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Marshall May.

A memorial service to honor his life will be held Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Davis Community Clinic.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of June 4, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MAY

Ruth Agnes May

Ruth Agnes May died Dec. 29, 2004, after a short illness, surrounded by family and friends. She was 84.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. A reception will follow.

Born to Esther and Thomas Marshall in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, on Aug. 11, 1920, she met Jack Irvin May while in high school in Oakland. They married in 1939 and remained in the Bay Area for several years before moving to Davis in July 1955.

She worked several jobs until she found her true calling at the Davis Public Library. For years, everyone knew her as the children's librarian. Her knowledge of children's literature and her congenial nature made her a favorite as the library's storyteller and bell ringer, as well as at the information desk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack May, and son, Jack.

She is survived by her son, Bruce May and his wife Victoria, and daughters, Toni May and her husband Gary Roland, and Laurel Groff, all of Woodland.

She is further survived by her brother, Thomas Marshall of Los Gatos; and her grandchildren, Sheila Beall and her children Justin and Corey of Woodland; Stacy Roman and her husband John and their children Lindsay, John and Cassie, all of Woodland; and Robert Neely and his daughter Reese Maureen Neely of Sacramento.

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

A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

MAYES

Ronald D. Mayes

Ronald D. Mayes died at Woodland Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family on March 17, 2006. He was 76.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Knights Landing Cemetery followed by a reception in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. A procession will form behind an antique 1923 American Le France fire engine at the main gate of the Yolo County Fairgrounds then departing for the Knights Landing Cemetery at 1:30, fulfilling his wish to have his last ride on this truck.

Born on May 15, 1929, in Oakland, to Russell and Georgia (McCollum) Mayes, he has been a Yolo County resident for 68 years. He grew up in several western states before settling in Knights Landing and graduating from Woodland High School in 1947. He then went to Sacramento City College. He was a master electrician in Woodland, where he worked for 50 years with Rowland Electric Service, where he became co-owner in 1974.

As a boy, he achieved the honor of an Eagle Scout. He was also active in teaching, the 20-30 Club, Elks Club and the Woodland Volunteer Fire Department. He also volunteered for the Woodland Little League, schools, Sacramento Historic Railways Association (restoring Woodland’s train depot) and Woodland Fire Department’s Support Branch, restoring antique fire engines.

Some favorite passtimes included working in his woodshop, where he made indoor and outdoor furniture, chess sets, and over 60 rocking horses for the benefit of children’s homes, family and friends. He also had a passion for the Sierras where he spent much of his spare time at the family cabin.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, LaVerne (Dolan) Mayes; his daughter, Joan Curtis of Woodland; his son R. Dennis Mayes of Woodland; his grandchildren, Michael Mayes and his wife Suzanne of Sacramento, Jennifer Mayes of Sacramento and John and Joey Curtis of Sacramento; two great-grandchildren Matthew and Emily Mayes of Sacramento and two special nephews Charles DeLaMater of Concord and Robert DeLaMater of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his brother Jewel V. Mayes; sister Marion Griffin and granddaughter Stacy Ingraham.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Woodland Fire Support Branch, 532 Court Street, Woodland or to the charity of the donor’s choice on Mr. Mayes behalf.

Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, April 2, 2006.)

MAYNARD

Robert Tilson Maynard

Robert Tilson Maynard, former mayor of Santa Clara, died June 28, 2003, in Davis. He was 76.

Born Sept. 27, 1926, he served during World War II in the Seabee detachment of the U.S. Navy, from 1943-45. After graduating from law school he became active in Santa Clara, where he served as mayor from 1966-67. He headed up the League of Cities there, as well as the California Trial Lawyers Association.

He is survived by his wife Linda Maynard of Winters, son Steven Maynard, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force, stepchildren Gary Mastriana and Arena Burke, both Bay Area residents, and four grandchildren, as well as numerous business acquaintances in Silicon Valley.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army in his name.

Evergreen Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 2, 2003.)

MAYER

Julius G. Mayer

Julius G. Mayer – Services pending

Memorial services are pending for Julius G. Mayer, 72, of Fairfield, who died December 24 in Intercommunity Hospital in Fairfield after a long illness.

Born in Gregory County, South Dakota February 27, 1911, Mr. Mayer was a Winters resident from 1942 to 1959. During that time he was a volunteer fireman for 18 years and was the first manager of the Little League team in Winters. As an electrician for P.G. &E., he was in charge of the volunteers who put up the lights at Dr. Sellers Field. Mr. Mayer retired from P.G.&E. after working for the company for 46 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of the family home in Fairfield; two sons, Gary Mayer of San Leandro and Delbert Mayer of Paradise; two sisters, Hilda Ratliff of Modesto and Martha Wencel of Lodi; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cremation took place under the direction of the Fairfield Funeral Home. The ashes will be sprinkled at Lake Britton near Burney, where the Mayers once lived.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, January 5, 1984, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

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Memorial services for Julius Mayer

Memorial services for Julius Mayer, 72, who died on December 24, will be held on Saturday, January 21, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Winters.

Monsignor Andrew Coffey and Father William Walsh will be in charge of the services. Delbert Mayer will give the eulogy.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, January 19, 1984, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MAYES

Harold Rex Mayes

Harold Rex Mayes died peacefully in his Davis home on Nov. 21, 2001, after a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Hamilton, Mo., to Joseph and Fay Mayes, who preceded him in death. He and his family moved to Winters in 1941. He graduated from Winters High School in 1951 and had the pleasure of attending his 50th class reunion in October.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and served two years on active duty and six years in the reserves. He was once a member of the American Legion and of the Elks Lodge.

An electrician by trade, he operated BY's Furniture for three years. When he became ill, he enjoyed building bookcases and other woodworking projects. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors. One of his favorite times in life was when he raised cows in Winters, since he was a cowboy at heart.

He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his wife, Dolores (Losoya) Mayes; his children, Ernest Frost of San Francisco, Rene Viergever of Sacramento, Rendy Draper of Woodland and Rex Mayes of Davis; and his brother Joe Mayes and his wife Azile of Davis.

He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Nichole, Ashley and Chad Viergever, Joseph Shirley and Tasha Torcato and Andrea, Leah, Jenna , Taylor and Christopher Mayes, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Mayes, and sister, Mildred Borges.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Parish, 511 Main St. in Winters.

The family expresses their sincere thanks to Kaiser Hospice nurse Joan Ethen, who was truly a guardian angel, and requests that memorials be directed in Mayes' name to Kaiser Hospice, 3240 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 28, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MAYES

Infant daughter of J.N. Mayes

DIED

In Winters, March 23, 1877, infant daughter of J.N. Mayes.

The Winters Advocate, March 24, 1877

(This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

MAYFIELD

Dorothy Frances (Smith) Mayfield (1st of 2 obituaries)

Dorothy Frances (Smith) Mayfield died at Meadowood Convalescent Hospital after a brief illness on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at age 89.

Born March 17, 1914, in Oakland, Mrs. Mayfield was the eldest daughter of Donald B. and Oma E. Smith. She attended George Washington University and UC Berkeley, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She graduated with a degree in political science in 1935 and returned to Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband of 59 years, U.S. Justice Department attorney Frank Morgan Mayfield. They moved to Springfield, Mo. during World War II and then to Washington, D.C., Oakland and finally to Piedmont, where they lived until her husband's retirement. In 1977, the couple moved to the Oakmont Retirement Community. After her husband death, she moved into Bayside Landing in Stockton.

Survivors include her children, Morgan and Susan Mayfield of Stockton, and Mary Mayfield Bodily of Santa Rosa; sister, Miriam L. Jones of Woodland; grandsons, James, Donald and Frank Mayfield II, and, Daniel and Edward Bodily; and several cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Morgan Mayfield in 1998; and her sister, Marjorie Ann Smith of Woodland in May of 2003.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Chaplain's Discretionary Fund, c/o Dr. Charles Marks, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 2 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, 94960. Arrangements are under the direction of Neptune Society of Stockton.

Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Stockton.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 23, 2003.)

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Dorothy Frances (Smith) Mayfield (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Dorothy Frances (Smith) Mayfield died on Friday, October 17, at Meadowood Convalescent Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Oakland, California on March 17, 1914, the eldest of three daughters of teachers Donald B. and Oma E. Smith. Dorothy divided her childhood years between the family home in Woodlake, California, and the Washington, D.C. home of her uncle, ten-term U.S. Congressman Albert Edward Carter (CA. 6th district) and his wife, Martha Lee. She attended George Washington University and the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Dottie graduated with a degree in Political Science in 1935 and returned to Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband of 59-years. U.S. Justice Department attorney Frank Morgan Mayfield. Dorothy and Frank moved to Springfield, Mo. during W.W. II and then to Washington, D.C., Oakland and finally to Piedmont, Ca. where they lived until Frank's retirement. In 1977, the couple moved to the Oakmont Retirement Community where Dorothy was an avid bridge-player and flower-arranger. After Frank's death in 1998, she moved into Bayside Landing in Stockton.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Morgan and Susan Mayfield of Stockton, Mary Mayfield Bodily of Santa Rosa, and her sister, Miriam L. Jones of Woodland, five grandsons, James, Donald and Frank Mayfield II; and, Daniel and Edward Bodily, and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Her beloved sister, Marjorie Ann Smith of Woodland, died in May of this year.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1st at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Stockton. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Chaplain's Discretionary Fund, c/o Dr. Charles Marks, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 2 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, 94960. Arrangements by the Neptune Society.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 26, 2003.)

MAYHEW

Leon H. Mayhew

Leon Hinckley Mayhew, a distinguished sociologist and former dean of the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis, died May 14, 2000, after a 12-year battle with a debilitating lung disease. He was 64.

"Leon Mayhew was a UC Davis treasure,'' said Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef. "During his years as dean, he had a startlingly deep understanding of the great breadth of disciplines in our College of Letters and Science. And up through his last days, he remained a remarkable scholar.

"However, what will be in my heart forever is the knowledge that so many of us, certainly I, never had a wiser counselor and adviser. He was, in this way, one of the best friends I ever had,'' Vanderhoef said.

Born May 15, 1935, in Ogden, Utah, Mayhew moved with his family two years later to Berkeley. There he graduated from Berkeley High School and met Janet Ellsworth, who would later become his wife.

In 1956, he received a bachelor's degree in sociology from UC Berkeley and shortly thereafter was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. The Mayhews were married in 1956 and moved to Hawaii for a two-year tour of duty.

They then moved to Cambridge, Mass., where Leon attended Harvard Graduate School, receiving his master's and doctor's degrees in social relations in 1960 and 1964, respectively.

Professor Mayhew served from 1962-68 on the sociology faculty at the University of Michigan. His first book, "Law and Equal Opportunity: A Study of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination,'' was published in 1968, reflecting his intense personal concern for civil rights.

His later books included "Society: Institutions and Activities'' in 1971, "Talcott Parsons: On Institutions and Social Evolution'' in 1982 and "The New Public'' in 1997. His writings have helped shape modern concepts of social theory and remain part of the required reading for students of sociology.

He taught as a visiting associate professor at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society from 1968-69 and came to UCD in 1969 as chair of the sociology department. His talents in administration were quickly recognized and, in 1975, he was appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs, a post he held for seven years.

In 1985, he was named dean of the UCD College of Letters and Science. He held that position for four years until he was stricken with a serious viral pneumonia. The disease left him unable to continue the job he dearly loved and he relinquished his duties as dean in 1989.

Despite major health challenges, he continued to serve the university for four more years as a senior adviser to the chancellor. During that time he continued his scholarly writings, including a paper titled ``Money, Persuasion and American Values,'' which was published in November in the journal Media, Culture & Society.

"Leon was both the sociologist and administrator,'' recalled friend and colleague John Malcolm, a retired UCD philosophy professor. "He had an informed appreciation of all the departments he administered. He took the time to find out not only about the subject matter of those departments but also the interests of various scholars.''

Professor Mayhew also had a great breadth of interests that reached beyond his own scholarly expertise to music and Chinese and Japanese poetry, Malcolm said.

He also was an avid reader, an active member of his church and a student of the Old and New Testaments.

During the past few years, despite declining health, he found great solace and happiness in writing poetry and his memoirs and enjoyed the company of his family and many friends. Family members note that his strength of character and optimistic outlook were a source of inspiration and that his intellect, spiritual insights and compassion touched many lives in the Davis community.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Davis and children, Deborah Mayhew of Paramus, N.J.; Jonathan Mayhew of St. Louis, Mo.; and Stewart Mayhew of Athens, Ga.

He also leaves three siblings, Lenore Laycock of Oberlin, Ohio; Wayne E. Mayhew Jr. of El Granada, Calif.; and Martha Leigh Haynes of Davis. He is survived by six grandchildren: Janet and James Quiles; Julia Tsuchiya-Mayhew; and Peter, Christina and Sarah Mayhew.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Eighth Street and Elmwood Drive in Davis. A campus memorial service at UC Davis is pending.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to the Leon Mayhew Memorial Fund, payable to the UCD Foundation, care of the College of Letters and Science Dean's Office, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA, 95616.

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

MAYORAL

Jose Mayoral

Jose Mayoral died in Sacramento Wednesday, March 4, 2003, at age 45.

Born July 18, 1957, in Sacramento, Mr. Mayoral had been a Dixon resident all of his life. He worked for Mayoral Bros. as a farm labor supervisor.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Mayoral; daughters, Joanna Mayoral and Allison Mayoral; son, Michael Mayoral; mother and father, Julieta and Rosendo Mayoral, all of Dixon; sisters, Grace Whitley of San Diego, and Mary Salazar and husband Javier of Manteca; brothers, Victor Mayoral of Dixon, and Jaime Mayoral and wife Melissa of San Antonio, Texas; grandmother, Estela C. Mayoral and great-aunt, Maria Machado of Dixon.

The family requests memorials be directed to Dixon Little League, P.O. Box 1356, Dixon, 95620. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home of Dixon.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon, with a Rosary to be said at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Dixon, with Father Maurice O'Brien officiating. Interment immediately following the service will be at Silveyville Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 8, 2003.)

MAYORAL

Maria Mayoral

Maria Mayoral passed away, with her family beside her, at her home in Dixon on March 11, 1999, after a short illness. Born on May 3, 1950, in Sinaloa, Mexico, she was 48 years old.

Maria was a resident of Dixon for 30 years and worked as a beautician in Davis for 23 years.

Maria is survived by her husband, Hector, of Dixon; daughter, Jessica Mayoral of Dixon; parents, Armando and Consuela Lizarraga of Dixon, brothers and sisters Paul Lizarraga of Dixon, Juanita Luna of Dixon, Tavo Lizarraga of Dixon, Pattie Lizarraga of Dixon, Armando Lizarraga Jr. of Dixon, Joe Lizarraga of Dixon, Sam Espinosa of Davis and Sergio Lizarraga of Vacaville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a goddaughter, Maya Renay.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church in Dixon. Father Maurice O'Brien presided.

Interment was held at the Silveyville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kaiser Hospital, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 18, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MAYS

Alexander Alen Mays

Alexander Alen Mays died Dec. 23, 2003, at his home in Davis. Born July 18, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was 78 years old.

He taught English in Japan for 10 years, and had lived in Yolo County for eight years.

He is survived by his niece, Leslie Evans of Watertown, Mass.

Arrangements were under the direction of the North Sacramento Funeral Home. His ashes will be scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 10, 2004.)

MAYS

Mrs. James H. Mays

MAYS - In Winters, September 1st, beloved wife of James H. Mays, aged 30 years 2 months and 12 days.

The Winters Advocate, September 7, 1878.

(This obituary was contributed by volunteer, jch.)

MAZUR

Juanita "Jenny" Mazur

Juanita "Jenny" Mazur of West Sacramento died Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Sacramento at age 70.

Mrs. Mazur was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Woodland to Esteban and Pilar (Olvera) Ramirez. She had been a Yolo County resident for 64 years. She worked in the dry cleaning industry for 20 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Mazur's husband of five years, Donald Mazur; her daughters, Mary Lou Cota and Jessie Godina; her grandchildren, Atemio Cervantez, Adrian Duran, Ismari, Miriam, Ebed Jr. and Ismael Mendoza; her great-granddaughter, Alyxia Cervantez; her sisters, Dolores Ramirez and Rosie Ramirez; and her brothers, Julio Ramirez and Mike Ramirez. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Helen Salinas, Margaret Ramirez and Anita Kihara; and her brothers, Steve Ramirez and Frank Ramirez.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Church of God of Prophecy, 900 Lincoln Ave., Woodland with Pastor Bill Gunter officiating. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 15, 2006.)

MAZZOLA

Mabel Mazzola

Mabel Mazzola passed away on Oct. 2, 2002. Born Feb. 16, 1919, in Detroit, Michigan, she was 83 years old.

Mrs. Mazzola was very active in working for senior citizens, with crafts, food giveaways, blood pressure screenings, potlucks, and assisting seniors with their taxes.

Mrs. Mazzola is survived by her husband Joseph, of Winters; daughter and son-in-law Carole and Bob Means of Garden Valley; grandson and wife Tom and Angela Reichmann of Roseville; granddaughter and husband Cheri and Davie Trost of Winters; sister Vera Sandri of Royal Oak, Michigan and five grandchildren, Todd, Nicole and Beau Trost of Winters and Bryce and Lacie Reichmann of Roseville.

Visitation was held on Sunday at Smith's Colonial Chapel. A funeral service was held there on Monday. Interment followed at the Winters Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Mazzola's name to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, Inc., 23 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 10, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MAZZULLO

John P. Mazzullo

John P. Mazzullo died at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002. He had been a Yolo County resident for the last four years, moving here from Maui, Hawaii, where he and his wife had made their home for 10 years. Mr. Mazzullo was born April 21, 1915 in Bronx, New York to Mariano and Marie (Ameo) Mazzullo, who had emigrated from Italy.

After his schooling in the Bronx, Mr. Mazzullo joined the Teamsters and worked in the trucking and transportation business for 40 years. He last worked for Santoni and Sons of Woodland, as a truck driver.

Mr. Mazzullo had many interests among which some were farming, raising dogs and traveling with his wife. The Mazzullos moved to Woodland to be close to their family.

Mr. Mazzullo is survived by his daughter, Diane James and husband Steven, grandsons, David and Dustin James, all of Woodland. Also surviving Mr. Mazzullo are numerous nieces and nephews in New York and Florida.

Mr. Mazzullo was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in December 1999 and his son John Mazzullo Jr. in 1972.

In accordance with Mr. Mazzullo's wishes, the family held private services.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted 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, September 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Mazzullo is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

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