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McADOO

Alice Lucille (Mickey) Johnson McAdoo

Alice Lucille (Mickey) Johnson McAdoo died in Woodland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at age 101.

Born April 25, 1902, Mrs. McAdoo had been a resident of Stollwood Convalescent Hospital for the past eight months.

Survivors include her son, Stan Johnson and wife Beth; granddaughter, Laurie Gagnon and husband Andy; and great-grandchildren, Jake and Casey Gagnon, all of Woodland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Neptune Society of Northern California.

Services: A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, Sunnyvale.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 15, 2003.)

McALLISTER

Byron "Barney" James McAllister

Byron "Barney" James McAllister died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, April 20, 2001. He was 78.

Born Feb. 20, 1923 in Treece, Kansas, McAllister was a resident of Yolo County for 37 years. He served in Europe for the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a truck driver for 32 years working for Teichert Construction Co. and belonged to Teamsters Local No. 150. He was a member and past captain of the Spartin Motorcycle Club and a member of VFW Post 1985 in Woodland.

McAllister is survived by his wife, Joyce McAllister of Woodland; sons Michael J. McAllister and wife Glenda of Brownsville, Calif., Raymond McAllister of Esparto, and Jim Walker and wife Cindy of Woodland; daughters Patricia Spiva and husband Bruce of Sparts, Nev.; and Katherine F. McAllister of Rancho Cordova; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. Woodland with The Rev. John Sublett officiating.

The family would prefer memorials be in the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association.

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

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

McANELLY

Irene McAnelly

Irene McAnelly died in Woodland Wednesday, Jan. 5 at age 82.

Mrs. McAnelly was born Oct. 23, 1922 in Van Buren, Ark. She had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She worked as a lab technician at Spreckles Sugar for 20 years.

Survivors include Mrs. McAnelly's husband of 62 years, James Harvey McAnelly, also of Woodland; her daughters, Shirley Johnson, Debbie McCoy, Karen Sue Hays, all of Woodland and Diana Loader of Redding; her son, Steve McAnelly of Sacramento; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Dorthy Mae Mann of Oregon and Florene Williams of Modesto and her brothers, John Thomas Sallee of California and Willie Fred Sallee of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her son, James McAnelly Jr. and her parents, John Thomas and Ethel Sallee.

The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. McAnelly's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. McAnelly's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Woodland United Fellowship Church, 240 North West St., Woodland. Cremains will be returned to the family. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 07, 2005.)

McANELLY

James Harvey McAnelly

James Harvey McAnelly died in Woodland Tuesday, May 24 at age 84.

Mr. McAnelly was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark. He had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army as a airframe and power plant mechanic. For his service, he received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American and Asian Pacific Theater ribbons and a Bronze Service Star. After the war, he worked as a laborer at Spreckels Sugar for 35 years.

Survivors include Mr. McAnelly's daughters, Shirley Johnson, Debbie McCoy, Sue Hays, all of Woodland and Diana Loader of Redding; his son, Steve McAnelly of Sacramento; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Irene McAnelly; his son, James McAnelly Jr.; his parents, George and Edna McAnelly; his sister, Vaunda McAnelly and his brothers, Raymond and E.G. McAnelly.

The family requests memorials in Mr. McAnelly's name be directed to The Alzheimer's Aid Society, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, 95812.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 27 at Monument Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Charles Hobson officiating. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

McANLIS

William Lewis McAnlis

William Lewis McAnlis died at Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at age 83.

Born Feb. 18, 1920, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Mr. McAnlis had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He was a member of Woodland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his children, William Lewis McAnlis II and wife Carolyn of Kirkland, Wash., Judith Marie Griffith and husband Gerald of North Augusta, Ga., and Joanie Culver and husband Bob of Hillsboro, Ore.; grandson, William Kirk McAnlis, also of Kirkland, Wash.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Karmolinski and husband Jim of Yacolt, Wash.; seven other grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services: Services were held in Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 05, 2003.)

McBRIDE

Jean Sikes McBride

Jean Sikes McBride, sister of Winters resident Dorothy Davis and a long time Citrus Heights resident, died in Yuba City, Saturday, Feb. 2, at the age of 85. She was a fourth generation California and twelfth generation American with ancestors in the Jamestown, Virginia settlement in 1607 and on the Mayflower in 1620.

She was born on a farm established by her grandfather in the Tremont District of Solano County. She graduated from the San Jose Normal School (now San Jose State University), in 1937 and taught school in Kelseyville and Lincoln before marrying Thomas (Sandy) McBride and moving to Antelope.

She continued teaching in the Citrus Heights schools for several more years, before retiring to continue her service to children as a leader in PTA, Cub Scouts, 4-H, as well as serving as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseville. She and Sandy were also long-time sponsors of the church Mariners Club for couples. In addition, she was a member of the Antelope Sewing Club for 58 years.

Mrs. McBride is survived by her sons Donald Thomas McBride of New Jersey and Dale Gene McBride of Yuba City; grandchildren Sean Thomas McBride of Incline, Nevada, Kathryn Suzanne McBride of Davis and Thomas Jonathan McBride of Boston, Massachusetts. Among other extended family she leaves her nephew, Dr. Bill Davis of Winters.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseville, proceeded by a private burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winters Healthcare Foundation Inc., 7 Main Street, Winters, California 95694 or the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 14, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

McBRIDE

Katherine McBride

Katherine McBride of Grass Valley died on Feb. 17, 2000, at her home. Born on July 19, 1925, in Los Angeles, she was 74.

She was a Nevada County resident for 10 years. She moved from Los Angeles to Tahoe City in 1954, where she started the Tahoe Tree Company Nursery. In 1974, she moved to Davis and attended UC Davis. Following graduation, she worked for the University of California system. In Nevada, she worked for the county.

She loved music, art, painting, bridge and people. She was a member of the California Native Plant Society and served on the first design review committee in Tahoe City. She loved to volunteer at California Native Plant Society plant sales.

She is survived by her three daughters, Karen McBride-Aguirre and Leslie Hyche of Tahoe City and Dianne Anderson of Seattle, Wash.; her son, Michael McBride of Tahoe City; two sisters, Dorothy Marking and Ruth Corgan; and five grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. She will be buried at the Trail's End Cemetery in Tahoe City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the California Native Plant Society in care of The Chapel of the Angels, 250 Race St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of Angels.

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

McBURNEY

Remedios McBurney

Remedios "Remy" McBurney died April 8, 2001, while at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born in the Philippines on Feb. 11, 1917, to Angel and Felisa Limjoco, she was 84.

She was one of six children. She moved to the United States in June of 1951. She attended the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a master's degree in English. She then moved to Manhattan, N.Y., where she began her career as an editor for McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. She remained employed there for the next 20 years until her retirement. In March 2000, she moved to Davis to be close to her sister and extended family for what was to be the remaining year of her life.

She was well known by family and friends for her skills in the culinary arts. She loved to prepare fine foods and was an accomplished cook. She loved to read, listen to music and write short stories. She was in the process of preparing a cookbook to be published, but was unable to complete it.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Angel Limjoco, and her sisters, Cara Robbins and Aida Forster.

She is survived by her sister, Yolanda Millington of Davis; and brothers Ben and Nick Limjoco of the Philippines; her nephews, agateRichard Millington of East Palo Alto, Stephen Millington of Sacramento, James Millington of Folsom, David Millington of Hawaii and Alex Limjoco of the Philippines; nieces, June Millington of Bodega; Jean Madelonia of Davis and Sylvia Lyons of New Hampshire.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

McCABE

Lawrence J. McCabe

Larry McCabe, a former longtime Davis resident, died at his Denver home on Nov. 2, 2004. He was 79.

A memorial mass will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church, 27th and K streets in Sacramento. Interment with military honors will follow at noon at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born in Newport, Ky., on Aug. 9, 1925, at 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and fought in the Pacific during World War II. After his service in the Navy, he joined the U.S. Army, commissioned as a lieutenant and later as a captain. Following his service in the military, he was a high school teacher for several years. He then joined the federal civil service and traveled the world with his family until he retired in 1980.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice McCabe.

He is survived by his two children, Lawrence J. McCabe Jr. and his wife Susan of Sacramento, and Cynthia Jean McCabe and her husband Mark Pitchford of Denver; and two grandchildren, Nicole and Michael McCabe.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Colorado Steppin' Out for Kids, P.O. Box 428, Evergreen, CO 80437.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 11, 2004.)

McCALISTER

Booker McCalister

Booker McCalister died of natural causes at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at the age of 90.

Born Feb. 12, 1912 in Tom, Okla., to the late Daniel Richard McCalister and Dora (Owens) McCalister, Mr. McCalister was married to the late Erie (Gilbert) McCalister who died in 1970.

Mr. McCalister is survived by four children, Gussie Constant, of Woodland, Barbara Hughey, of Penryn, Bonnie Bacon, of West Sacramento, and his son, Leroy McCalister of Knights Landing. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Mr. McCalister was well known throughout the Knights Landing community. Many years ago he was active in the community as a local merchant. Family members stated Mr. McCalister was happiest with a fishing pole in hand. Recently, Mr. McCalister had served 50 years in the Masonic Lodge.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Knights Landing Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family members request donations be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the charity of donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 01, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

McCANTA

Thomas Michael McCanta (first obit.)

Thomas Michael McCanta died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Stanford Hospital after complications following open heart surgery. Born on Sept. 28, 1971, Mr. McCanta was 30 years old.

The family moved to Woodland in 1978, where Mr. McCanta lived and attended school, graduating from Woodland High School and UC Davis. He lived in the San Jose area until August 2001 when he returned to Davis to work at the university.

Mr. McCanta is survived by his parents, Harriet Lamanna and Dan McCanta of Sacramento; sister, Mary, of Oakland; and brother, Robert, of Sacramento. He is also survived by grandparents, Loretta and Jim McCanta of Bellevue, Wash., and Ann Lamanna of Priest River, Idaho; as well as by various aunts, uncles and cousins.

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2002, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1066 26th St., Sacramento. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, July 6, also at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Remembrances may be sent to the American Heart Association in Mr. McCanta's memory.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 04, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

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Thomas M. McCanta (second obit.)

Thomas Michael McCanta, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and dear friend, died June 29, 2002, at Stanford University Hospital after complications following open-heart surgery. He was 30 years old.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1971, in Spokane, Wash., to Harriet Lamanna and Dan McCanta of Sacramento. The family moved to Woodland in 1978. He graduated from Woodland High School and UC Davis. Until last August, he lived in San Jose but returned to Davis to work at the university.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his sister Mary of Oakland; brother Robert of Sacramento; grandparents Loretta and Jim McCanta of Bellevue, Wash.; Ann Lamanna of Priest River, Idaho; and by a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1066 26th St. in Sacramento. A vigil service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass celebrating his life will be said Saturday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his memory to the American Heart Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 4,, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McCASKILL

B. June McCaskill

B. June McCaskill: A celebration of the life of B. June McCaskill will take place Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at the Arboretum gazebo at UC Davis. She was the curator of the J.M. Tucker Herbarium at UCD for nearly 40 years, was known as the "weed lady," and helped thousands of people with plant identifications during her career.

She died on May 9, 2001.

The Arboretum gazebo is located along Garrod Drive, off of La Rue Road, near the UCD Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Parking is available along Garrod Drive, opposite the gazebo or in visitors parking lot 50 near the teaching hospital.

For more information, call Ellen Dean or Jean Shepard at the UCD Herbarium, 752-1091.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 22, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McCLINTON

Donald Lamar McClinton

Donald Lamar McClinton died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at his home of colon cancer. Mr. McClinton was born in Birmingham, Ala., on March 17, 1942. He was 60 years old.

He is survived by his wife Kathy McClinton and children Cindy Martinez, her husband Anthony, and their children Danielle and Nicolas, his daughter Elizabeth Thompson, her husband Mike and their children, Gabrielle, Nathaniel and Julia, his son Michael and his children Tricia and Mikey, and his daughter Michelle Hale, and her children Coy and Amanda, and by his children's mother, Marlin Brown. He is also survived by his father Chet Williams, and his sister Judy Dickey and her husband Dave.

He was preceded in death by his mother Fay Meril Williams.

Services: A celebration of Mr. McClinton's life is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Warehouse Christian Ministries, 9933 Business Park Drive, Rancho Cordova at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that all remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

McCLELLAND

George "Andy" Anderson Hugh McClelland

George "Andy" Anderson Hugh McClelland died peacefully at home Jan. 13, 2005, after battling prostate cancer. He was 73.

Born May 12, 1931, to Victoria and Hugh McClelland in Bushey, England, he attended public school at Gresham in Norfolk, Cambridge, and the University of London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, where he was awarded his doctoral degree in medical entomology in 1962.

He joined the department of entomology at UC Davis in 1963 as an assistant professor, and advanced through his career to professor of entomology in 1975, until retiring in 1994. In 1969, he was honored by the United Nations to serve in the World Health Organization in Tanzania, Africa, as director of the East Africa Aedes Research Institute.

Prior to his career at UC Davis, he worked as a scientific officer for the East Africa High Commission E.A. Virus Research Institute in Uganda, East Africa, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of biology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. As a faculty member at UC Davis, he pursued a research program that emphasized population ecology and genetics of mosquitoes.

His research broadly related to the interaction of mosquitoes with their environment and to the disciplines of ecology, ethology and genetics. During reviews of his research, colleagues called his contributions, "innovative, meticulous, scholarly and contemporary." He published more than 80 articles and wrote a book on medical entomology, which was widely used all over the United States.

His colleagues remember his interest and devotion to teaching as an extraordinary contribution to the University of California, and to the many students his courses and innovative teaching touched. He was one of the first people to integrate art, culture and insect natural history into a course for undergraduates. This fusion of art and science was ahead of its time and tremendously successful.

His course Insects and Human Affairs routinely drew enrollments exceeding 200 students. Students frequently praised his organization, course content and his personable, clear teaching style. His colleagues honored his achievements with several nominations for teaching awards. One such nomination said, "Our department views Professor McClelland as the consummate teacher. We feel that he sets the standard by which all courses taught here at Davis should be judged."

He was married to Patricia McClelland for 16 years. He later married Elizabeth Loebilich. After they divorced, he married SueDee McClelland.

In 1994 he and SueDee moved to the small town of Clio, in Plumas County in the Sierra Nevada mountains. There, he created an English garden. He found it a challenge to find plants to bloom from March to November at an altitude of 4,400 feet. His garden was admired by residents and tourists.

During his retirement, he traveled extensively to the tropics at least once each year. He also took up watercolor painting. His subject matter included scenes in Africa and other places he had traveled. His last five paintings were of his daughter, Alison, his son, Hugh, and his two younger daughters, Alekka and Stassi.

His last painting was of his wife, SueDee, standing in a pastoral English scene, completed the day before he died.

In November of 2003, he and his wife moved to the University Retirement Community in Davis. He spent the year compiling his memoir and completing a detailed genealogy for his family.

His wife said he loved life and lived it to the fullest to the last day.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, SueDee McClelland of Davis, four children and four grandchildren.

At his request, there will be no memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be sent to Horses Unlimited, P.O. Box 30164, Cromberg, CA 96103. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic horse riding lessons for handicapped children. He served on the board of directors for this organization from 1997 to 2003.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 18, 2005.)

McCLISH

Gale Auradou McClish

Gale Auradou McClish passed away on Sunday, Sept. 10, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Richmond. A long-time resident of Winters, he was the eldest son of James and Elizabeth McClish. He was the widower of Sara Louise Hayden-McClish.

Mr. McClish attended UC Davis where he received his masters in Agricultural Economics. He was a Lieutenant in the US Army at Fort Dix in New Jersey. His love of world wide travel begun with his trip to Paris, France as an Eagle Scout.

Mr. McClish instilled in his daughters his love of gardening and books. He built a sailboat and took his family sailing when the girls were young. He retired in Honolulu where he enjoyed playing Santa Claus for nursing homes and volunteered as a driver for chemotherapy patients.

Mr. McClish is survived by his brother, Donald McClish of Winters and his sister Nancy Newkom of Yuba City. He had three daughters, Lauri Silva of Winters, Lisa Humble of Westminster, Colorado and Kathi Peterson of Juneau, Alaska. He has two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

The family requests donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 21, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

McCLOSKEY

Julia daRoza Kinloch McCloskey

Julia daRoza Kinloch McCloskey passed away on May 16, 2002, in Winters at the home of Joe and Janet Aguiar at the age of 94.

One of 11 children, she was born in Hong Kong, China on Aug. 9, 1907. At 3 years of age, the family moved to the Philippines, where she grew up, married and had her children. She came to the United States with her immediate family in April 1945 on the first ship of civilian passengers to leave the Philippines after the reoccupation by American troops, just before the end of war was declared. Since 1945, most of her life was spent in Los Gatos/San Jose area. She moved to Winters last February.

Mrs. daRoza Kinloch McCloskey is survived by her daughters and son in law, Janet and Joe Aguiar of Winters and Joyce Snyder of Fullerton; sisters, Maria Tomasello and Dolores Flaherty of Daytona Beach, Florida; daughter in law, Barbara Kinlock (sic) of Winters; son in law, Frederick Snyder of Fullerton; grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer Gianola of Winters, Piper Gianola and Brian Horn of Winters, Mitchell Gianola of Crescent City, Lee Anne Gianola and Peter Chinner of Maui, Hawaii, Pamela Gianola of Crescent City, Jeanette and Dennis Kinloch Skinner of Minot, North Dakota, James Kinloch Jr. of Seattle, Washington, Susan Kinloch of Roseville, Steven and Jennifer Kinloch of Roseville, Jason Snyder of Fullerton: 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Kinlock (sic) in 1948 and Bernard McCloskey in 1980, and also by a son, James Kinlock of Winters.

A memorial mass will be said at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Mrs. daRoza Kinloch McClockey's name to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, 7 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 23, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

McCLURE.

Ruth Olivia (Porter) McClure

Ruth Olivia (Porter) McClure died at age 94 on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Woodland. She had been a resident of Yolo County for four years. A native of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. McClure was born on Feb. 1, 1909.

She was graduated from Olympia Business School and was a 58-year, lifetime, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Mrs. McClure is survived by her sons, Charles K. Henley of Bookings, Ore., and Earl E. Henley of Woodland; sister, Dorothy Houston of Chahalis, Wash., 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kelly McClure; a son, Leslie K. Henley; and daughter, Bonnie Dunlap.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at McNary's Funeral Chapel in Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 05, 2003.)

McCLURE

William Robert "Bob" McClure

William Robert "Bob" McClure died Oct. 6, 2004, at his home in Davis, after a battle with cancer. He was 56.

A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis.

Born Aug. 25, 1948, in Bakersfield, he lived in the Bay Area for most of his life. He met his wife in San Francisco, then moved to Salt Lake City, where he worked for the University of Utah. He became a Davis resident in 1994.

He was an active member of Pole Line Road Baptist Church, where he served as librarian and food closet coordinator, taught Sunday School, served on numerous church committees and coordinated the outreach ministry and bible study for a local convalescent home. He was also a volunteer for Citizens Who Care.

His family says he enjoyed oil painting, classical guitar and harmonica, and was teaching himself to read and write New Testament Greek. He loved his pets, including his cats, dog and birds, especially his beloved conure Bandit.

He is survived by his wife, Rebekah McClure of Davis; daughters, Rachel Langton of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jeannine Rhein of Beaverton, Ore.; and his mother Betty Jean Dietrich of Yuba City.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice or to the Pole Line Road Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 770 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 14, 2004.)

McCORMACK Jr.

Duncan C. McCormack Jr.

Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Duncan Cook McCormack Jr. died July 19, 2002, at his home in El Macero. He was 72 years old.

He was born Aug. 31, 1929, to Duncan and Elizabeth McCormack. He spent his childhood on the family farm near Rio Vista. After graduating from Rio Vista High School, he received his degree in agriculture from UC Davis.

In 1950, he married his wife Ruth Beauchemin. The couple built their home on the family farm on McCormack Road and raised their three children. In August 1967, he and his family moved to El Macero to be nearer to their newly purchased ranch in the Yolo Bypass.

He was active in the livestock industry and its related associations. He was a member and past president of National Wool Marketing Association, Cal-Wool Marketing Association, and Solano County Wool Growers Association. He was also a member of the California Cattlemen's Association, California Wool Growers Association, Yolo County Farm Bureau, Woodbridge Masonic Lodge, El Macero Country Club and the National Rifle Association.

He had a great interest in protecting private property rights and was a generous donor to the Pacific Legal Foundation. In addition, he and his wife were active parent leaders for the Solano County 4-H Club.

His interests and hobbies were varied and diverse, however, his most gifted pastime was meeting and helping friends. His kindness and sense of humor will be remembered and dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth McCormack, and their children, Duncan III, Leslie Tuel and Linda Bowling. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Duncan McCormack IV, Christy McCormack, Houston Tuel III, Stacey Tuel, and Elizabeth, Henry and Olivia Bowling.

A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rio Vista Congregational Church. A luncheon reception will immediately follow at The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., Davis, CA 95616 or to Sutter VNA Hospice, 2800 L St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95816.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 26, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McCOY

Evelyn M. (Perry) McCoy

Evelyn M. (Perry) McCoy died at her daughter's Woodland home Sunday, March 27 at age 71.

Ms. McCoy was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Martinez to the late Louis and Mary (Bettencourt) Pereira. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 70 years, she had attended and graduated from Woodland schools and worked was a laboratory technician at Spreckels Sugar Refinery. She retired in 1998, after working for the company for more than 30 years.

Survivors include Ms. McCoy's children, Elaine Brown and Mike McCoy and wife Cara of Woodland, granddaughters, Shannon Corralejo and her husband Joel of Woodland, Stefanie Brown of Sacramento, Sarah Brown of Woodland, Kelly McCoy and husband Christopher Constancio; her great-granddaughters, Quinn, Rylee and Emma all of Woodland; great-grandsons, Collin and Bryson of Woodland; great-grandsons, Christopher of Woodland, Shane Brown and wife Jenny, son-in-law Ron Brown of Woodland and granddaughter, Terri Garcia of Sacramento; her sisters, Betty Mekus of Defiance, Ohio; Virginia Coffee and her husband Gene of Sacramento; her brothers, George Perry and his wife Marie of Woodland and Ernest Pereira of Sacramento and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests memorials in Ms. McCoy's name be directed to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 1 at 1821 Elston Circle, Woodland. Private interment will be for immediate family at a later date. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 30, 2005.)

McCOY

Mrs. J. E. McCoy

DEAD - The follow letter to Mrs. H.A. Ball, gives intelligence of the death of Mrs. McCoy, wife of J.E. McCoy, of this town, who was taken to Aetna Springs for the benefit of her health. Deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

St. Helena, July 3, 1878

Dear Friend - It has come to the worst. My dear wife's spirit left its tenement of clay and returned to its God yesterday evening at 10 minutes to 6 o'clock, at the Aetna Springs. We brought the body over here during the night and are having it embalmed with the intention of removing it to the family burying ground in Oregon. She died happy, rejoicing in her Savior without a cloud or a pang, saying :All is right; I'm going home. It is easy to die. " Carl and I expect to be back Friday evening of the week.

Yours in great sorrow, J.F. McCoy

The Winters Advocate, July 6, 1878 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

McCOY

Kenneth Dale "Ken" McCoy

Kenneth Dale "Ken" McCoy died Aug. 10, 2005, from injuries suffered in a bicycle accident in Tomales Bay. He was 55 years old.

A family wake was held Saturday in Bodega Bay and a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

He was born and raised in Mount Shasta, graduating from Mount Shasta High School. He received a bachelor's degree in applied behavior, a California state teaching credential and a master's degree in organizational development from UC Davis.

He first came to Davis as a student in 1968 and has been a full-time resident since 1983. He was an elementary school teacher for 18 years and spent most of his career at Bowling Green Elementary School, a public charter school in Sacramento.

"Ken was a beloved visionary educator who gave his students a joyful curiosity for learning, a respect for the environment and diversity, and the tools to become change agents in the world," says a former colleague, Emily Saur.

He was a volunteer family counselor and workshop presenter for The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), a supporter of PFLAG, a member of the Sacramento Teachers Association and a leader in Educators for Nonviolence.

He enjoyed hiking, golf, riding his bike, the San Francisco Giants and seeking a spiritual connection with the world around him. He loved being around people and had a unique gift in comfortably expressing his love for friends and family, his family says.

"He regarded most everyone he met, a friend," his family says.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard McCoy.

He is survived by his wife, Mary McCoy of Davis; his son, Seamus McCoy of Seattle; his daughter, Megan McCoy of San Francisco; his mother, Gail McCoy of Santa Rosa; his sister, Louise McCoy of Sebastopol; and two brothers, Rich McCoy of Bodega Bay and Rod McCoy of Anchorage, Alaska.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI-Yolo, P.O. Box 447, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 15, 2005.)

McCRACKEN

Wilma Sue McCracken

Wilma Sue McCracken died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Saturday, March 5, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on September 9, 1947, in Osceola, Arkansas, she was 57 years old.

Mrs. McCracken came to Winters at the age of 3 years, and was a graduate of Winters High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Blazer Rock in Napa. She was the past president of the Winters Little League, and was very involved in Girl Scouts. Her family said she loved bingo, ocean cruises to Mexico, but most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her father Thurman Pinkston.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael J. McCracken of Winters, her mother Delberta Nana Pinkston of Winters, children; Tawnya Martin and her husband Jeff of Ogden, Utah, and Courtney McCracken of Esparto. She is further survived by her grandchildren Robert James Martin, Stewart McCracken and Barbara Martin, sisters; Debbie Godden of Winters, and Sheila Holman of Elk Grove.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, from 5-9 p.m. at Gateway Chapel located at 205 Main Street in Winters. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at Gateway Chapel. Burial will follow at the Winters Cemetery. A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

McCUEN

Nguyen Thi Hong McCuen

Nguyen Thi Hong McCuen died in Woodland on Friday, Nov. 25 at age 70.

Mrs. McCuen was born April 9, 1935 in Khanh Hung, Vietnam. She had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. She was a homemaker and self-employed and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. McCuen's husband of 40 years, Charles John McCuen; her daughters, LyLy Cummins, Ren Schoefield and Roxann Licke; her son, Charles McCuen; her grandchildren, Christopher and Nicole Cummins, Mitchell, Katelynn and Emily McCuen and Branden and Jordon Licke; her sisters, Cha, Mai, LyLy, Nong and Ngo; and her brothers, On and Hai. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nguyen Van Qui and La ba Nguyen.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 1, 2005)

McCULLOUGH

Meredith Frank McCullough

Meredith Frank McCullough died at Dunnigan Friday, June 13, 2003, at age 80.

Born May 21, 1923, in Woodland, Mr. McCullough was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He graduated from Pierce High School in Arbuckle. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II assigned to the European Theater of Operations. After completing his military service, he returned to Yolo County and continued the farming and ranching business that he had begun with his father. He served as a school board trustee, a director of the water district, a 4-H community and livestock leader, a member of the Dunnigan Volunteer Fire Department, chief of the fire department for 34 years and as a fire commissioner.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Voleata (West) McCullough of Dunnigan; daughters, Bonnie Neely of Elk Grove, Rebecca Goodman of Grimes and Jeanmarie McCullough of Sacramento; grandchildren, Thomas Frank Goodman of Antelope, Kelcey Shannon Goodman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffery James Goodman of Grimes, Brinnley Meredith Barthels, Jennalyn Voleata Barthels and Janine Neely, all of Sacramento; great-grandchildren, Brett Neely of Sacramento and Kelsea Elkins and Taylor Noel Goodman, both of Antelope.

The family requests memorials be directed to Dunnigan Volunteer Fire Department, Dunnigan 95937; the Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95617; or the charity of donor's choice, in his behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A graveside committal service is schedule at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the College City Cemetery, College City.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 18, 2003.)

McCUNE

James McCune

"Sacramento Union," Saturday September 14, 1912.

YOLO RANCHER IS BURIED

Civil War Veteran Who Dropped Dead Interred at Woodland

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), Sept 13 - James McCUNE, the well-known rancher who dropped dead yesterday morning at the James MERKLEY place north of Broderick, was buried here today. The G.A.R. post had charge of the funeral. As told in the Union, McCune was carrying two buckets of water from a tank on the Merkley place to the residence and suddenly toppled over. Deputy Coroner PERKINS held an inquest and returned a verdict of death due to heart disease.

McCune was a native of Ireland, aged sixty-nine and enlisted in the Civil war at the age of eighteen, serving in the Union army.

(The preceding obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

McCURDY

Andy Dell McCurdy

Andy Dell McCurdy, a former resident of Davis, died Jan. 28, 2004, in West Sacramento. Born Oct. 5, 1969, in Sacramento, he was 34 years old.

He was a Davis High School graduate and avid sports fan. He spent most of his life in Yolo County.

"Andy was with us for a very short time, but his presence will last in our hearts forever. Andy will be deeply loved and missed," his family says.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy McCurdy, and his nephew, Christian Strusinski.

He is survived by his son, Andrew McCurdy of Montana; his mother, Frankie McCurdy of Natomas; his sister, Khristine Thibeau of West Sacramento; his nephews, Cody Thibeau and Randy Rogers of West Sacramento; his niece, Jessica Colburn of Florida; and his fiancee, Mary Belcourt of Natomas.

A graveside service was planned this morning at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, February 7, 2004.)

McDANIEL

Donna McDaniel

Donna McDaniel, 60, died March 16, 2000, in Davis. The younger of two children, she was born April 5, 1939, in Fort Smith, Ark.

She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1957 to 1960. She graduated in 1977 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's degree in general studies.

In June 1960, she married Doyle Cutler and they later moved to Davis where he became a professor at UC Davis in 1964. After their divorce in 1972, she returned to Arlington.

Donna came back to Davis in 1992 and began work with UCD. During five of those years with the Chancellor's Club, she formed many warm relationships with university donors and took great pride in event planning for the Chancellor's Club member programs.

Last fall, she transferred to the Office of the Academic Senate where she took new joy in her responsibilities assisting the university emeriti program and professors, developing many new courses to be taught at the university.

She was an active member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club in recent years.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Landry; grandchildren, Colby and Drake Landry of Gold River; and her son, Dan Cutler of Sedona, Ariz. Donna's grandchildren fondly remember her as their ``Mimi.''

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St., Davis.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Donna McDaniel Memorial Fund, care of First Northern Bank of Dixon, 434 Second St., Davis, CA, 95616; or to the charity of donor's choice.

Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

McDANIEL

George J. McDaniel

George Joshua McDaniel died March 16, 2001, at the Evergreen Healthcare facility. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Tamms, Ill., to the late Benjamin and Dora McDaniel, he was 83.

McDaniel was employed by the Western Pacific Railroad from 1940 to 1965. He and his wife then moved to Maxwell, where they purchased the Twin Palms Mobile Home Park. They owned the park until 1982, when they moved to Woodland. A little over a year ago, they moved to Gridley to be near their daughter.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Julia McDaniel of Gridley; a daughter, Deanne Carbajal of Gridley; two grandchildren, Marlene Martin of Oroville and Kris Carbajal of Texas; one great-grandchild, George Anderson of Oroville; and a sister, Mildred McDaniel of Tamms, Ill.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Floyd Mauldin officiating.

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

McDANIEL

Joe Danny McDaniel

Joe Danny McDaniel died at age 75 in his home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Born on Sept. 11, 1927 in Compton, Mr. McDaniel was the son of Allie (Clark) and Homer McDaniel. He graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1946 and later attended Oregon State College, now Oregon State University, in Corvallis. He worked for Western Geophysical from 1948 to 1960.

Mr. McDaniel and his first wife, Ruth Hinsdale, were married on June 21, 1952, and had two daughters. In 1960 the family moved to the Sacramento area where he worked for Aerospace and later McDonnell Douglas. He transferred with McDonnell Douglas to Southern California in 1968. He obtained his electrical contractor license in 1972 and worked for Anheuser-Busch in Van Nuys until his retirement in 1992.

Following the death of Ruth, Mr. McDaniel was reintroduced to and married his high school sweetheart Betty Ellis who lived in Woodland. The couple were married on Oct. 27, 1990 in Prineville, Ore. They moved to Woodland in 1992 where he resided until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Betty McDaniel of Woodland, sister Anne Ensley of Waynesville, N.C.; daughters, Pamela Hennessey of Costa Mesa, Dannie Good of Newport Coast, and Juliana Billingsley of Steilacoom, Wash.; sons, Larry Ellis of Woodland and Mark Ellis of San Antonio, Texas; five grandsons, and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Beverly, brother Bruce and two grandsons.

Arrangements were under the direction of McNary's Funeral Chapel in Woodland.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Holy Rosary Church. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Holy Rosary Church.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, January 20, 2003.)

McDANIEL

Julia Ann McDaniel

Julia Ann McDaniel died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital in Gridley at the age of 90.

Mrs. McDaniel was born in Nevada on July 5, 1911 to Benito and Lucia (Elordi) Guerena.

Mrs. McDaniel moved to Woodland in 1982 with her late husband George after retiring from ownership of the Twin Palms Mobile Home Park in Maxwell. They moved to Gridley in 1999 to be near their daughter.

Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Joe Carbajal of Gridley; grandchildren, Marlene Martin and her husband Larry of Oroville and Kris Carbajal of Ft. Hood, Texas; great grandchild, George Anderson of Oroville; nieces, Dolores Hall and her sons, Terry and Scott of Carson City, Nev.; Anna Brown of Carlin, Nev.; and nephew, Charles Guerena of Carlin, Nev.; sister-in-law, Mildred McDaniel of Tamms, Ill.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral service to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at 2 p.m. at McNary's Chapel in Woodland.

The burial will follow at the Woodland Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, February 18, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

McDANIEL

Marilyn F. McDaniel

Marilyn F. McDaniel, a Davis resident for 23 years, died unexpectedly July 27, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital, due to complications stemming from diabetes. She was 51.

She was born to Charlie and Agnes Hotz in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 11, 1951. On June 9, 1969, she married Larry E. McDaniel. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Davis. She attended Cal State Sacramento, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology.

She was a caring and intelligent person who loved animals, especially dogs and cats, loved ones say, and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband Larry McDaniel of Davis, mother Agnes O'Neal, brother Danny O'Neal of Loma Linda, and sisters Sandy O'Neal of Sacramento, Kathy O'Neal of Davis and Peggy Bennett of Sacramento.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 2, 2003.)

McDERMOTT

Francis 'Frank' McDermott (1st obit.)

Longtime Davis resident Francis "Frank" McDermott died on Aug. 19, 2002. Born on Oct. 1, 1925, in Providence, R.I., he was 76 years old.

He returned home from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 and soon after married his beautiful wife Muriel. The couple moved to Amarillo, Texas, and raised eight of their nine children before moving to Northern California where their last child was born.

A rare man among men, he valued loyalty to family and friends above all else. He had wisdom and charm and pulled no punches. He was honest whether his honesty was politically correct or not.

He was an avid sports fan and a great athlete. One of his greatest joys in life was watching his own children and grandchildren play sports. For many years, he was a familiar face at the Davis High School football stadium.

He was affectionately known as "Gramps," "Stud Muffin" and "Frankie-Doodle." Those who were fortunate enough to have met him knew his quick wit, warm smile and dancing Irish eyes. He deeply touched the hearts of many. His family will be eternally proud of him and hold him forever in their hearts.

He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick McDermott, and his grandson, Pat McDermott.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Muriel McDermott. He was a devoted and loving father of Susan Walgenbach and her husband Wayne, Tim McDermott, Geri Anderson and her husband Pat, Therese Cantrell and her husband Randy, Kathy Klenzendorf and her husband Chuck, Joan McDermott, Fran McDermott and his wife Sandra, and Robert McDermott.

He was the loving grandfather of Christine Evans, Nicole Rockwell and her husband Grant, Ashley Walgenbach, Sean McDermott, Heather McDermott, Tara McDermott, Lyndsay Cantrell, Brett Stewart, Michael McDermott, Nick Cantrell and Kevin Klenzendorf.

He is further survived by great-grandchildren Daniel and Courtney Slack and Michelle Evans.

The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. A reception/Irish wake will follow at Soga's Restaurant in downtown Davis. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 21, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Francis 'Frank' McDermott (2nd obit.)

Frank McDermott was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 1, 1925. Frank returned home from the Marine Corps in 1945 and soon married his beautiful wife, Muriel (Mullaney) McDermott, they moved to Amarillo, Texas and raised eight of their nine children before moving to Northern California where their last child was born. Frank passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, in Davis where he was a long time resident. He was 76 years old. Frank was preceded in death by his son, Patrick McDermott; and his grandson, Pat McDermott, he was survived by his greatest love Muriel of 55 years. He was a devoted and loving father of Susan Walgenbach and husband Wayne, Tim McDermott, Geri Anderson and husband Pat, Therese Cantrell and husband Randy, Kathy Klenzendorf and husband Chuck, Joan McDermott, Fran McDermott and wife Sandra and Robert McDermott; loving grandfather of Christine Evans, Nicole Rockwell and husband Grant, Ashley Walgenbach, Sean McDermott, Heather McDermott, Tara McDermott, Lyndsay Cantrell, Brett Stewart, Michael McDermott, Nick Cantrell and Kevin Klenzendorf; and great-grandchildren, Daniel and Courtney Slack and Michelle Evans.

Frank was a rare man among men. He valued loyalty to family and friends above all else. He had unsuspecting wisdom and charm and pulled no punches. He told you like it was, whether it was politically correct or not. He was an avid sports fan and great athlete himself. One of his greatest joys in life was watching his own children and grandchildren play sports. Frank was a familiar face at the Davis High School football stadium for many years. He was affectionately known as "Gramps," "Stud Muffin" and "Frankie-doodle." If you were fortunate enough to have met him you would know his quick wit, warm smile and dancing Irish eyes. Sometimes you would even get that special wink. He deeply touched the hearts of many. His family will be eternally proud of the man and hold him forever in their hearts.

The rosary will be said today, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Reception/Irish Wake following at Soga's Restaurant in Davis, a favorite of Frank's. At the family's request in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Yolo County Hospice Program.

A fee has paid to have this obituary printed.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 22, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

McDERMOTT

Virginia A. McDermott

Virginia A. McDermott died at her Woodland home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the age of 80. Mrs. McDermott was born on April 22, 1921, in Redding to Antone and Hannah (Casta) Pedro.

Mrs. McDermott is survived by her husband of 55 years, John P. McDermott; daughters Karen Dewberry and Cheryl Earnest, both of Woodland; sons Mark McDermott of Elk Grove and Pat McDermott of Woodland; brother Gary Pedro and wife Betty of Redding; 12 grandchildren, Chanel, Devin and Heather McDermott, Shea and Ryan Chase, Tim and Christina Earnest, Lisa Aragon, and Toni, Sheila, Marcy and Tammy Dewberry; nine great grandchildren, Cindy Matthew, Marcos and Monica Aragon, and Shannon and Joshua Wall.

At her request no services will be held, and memorials to Yolo Hospice are preferred.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

McDONALD

Samuel McDonald

"Daily Bee, " Sacramento, Monday Evening, February 22, 1869.

DEATHS:

Near Woodland, Feb. 13th, Samuel McDONALD.

(The preceding obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

(Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

McDONALD

Douglas B. McDonald

Douglas B. McDonald died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at age 84.

Mr. McDonald was a native of Woodland where he attended and graduated from grammar and high school. He was the founding partner of McDonald, Saeltzer, Morris, Creegan & Waddock. He graduated from Stanford University in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in preparatory and legal education. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. At the onset of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and fought in the South Pacific at Saipan, Bougainville and Guadalcanal.

After the war, he went on to complete his law degree at Stanford University, graduating in 1947. Following graduation from Stanford Law School in 1947, Mr. McDonald's career in law began with the firm of Russell Harris in Sacramento, and from there he moved on to become a partner in Fitzwilliam, Memering & McDonald. In 1962 he left that firm to found the Law Offices of Douglas B. McDonald, the predecessor to the current firm of McDonald, Saeltzer, Morris, Creegan & Waddock.

He served as a Sacramento County settlement conference judge pro tem and as an arbitrator and mediator. He was a member of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was a founding member of Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. He was also a member of the Sutter Club, the Downtown Sacramento Rotary Club, and All Saints Episcopal Church. He was one of the founding members of the Timberland Association of Home Owners and served as its first president.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phyllis McDonald; and his two children, D. Scott McDonald of Elk Grove and Joan McDonald of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his father, Judge C. C. McDonald; and his mother Hazel McDonald.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720; American Heart Association, 2007 "O" St., Sacramento, 95814; or the League to Save Lake Tahoe, 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, 96150. Arrangements are under the direction of Harry A. Naumann & Son Funeral Directors of Sacramento.

Services: A private memorial service was held.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 09, 2003.)

McDONNELL

Margaret Helen McDonnell

Margaret Helen McDonnell passed away on Dec. 5, 1999. Born on May 25, 1923, she was 76 years old.

Mrs. McDonnell was a resident of Lincoln for 38 years, but was a Winters native. She graduated from Winters High School in 1940 and was a descendent of the pioneer Ish and Brinck families.

A well-known artist in the Lincoln Auburn areas, she was recognized for her watercolors. She was the creator of the Placer County Gold Miner Logo and was a founding member of the 1st Western Placer Birthday Club. An active member of the community, she loved reading novels, playing cards and was an avid crossword puzzle solver.

She is survived by her husband, Robert McDonnell of Lincoln; daughters, Anne Mariner of Lincoln, Jean Abbot of Sandy, Oregon, and Mary Van Loom of Sacramento; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Ish.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 8, 1999 at the Lassila Funeral Chapel in Lincoln. A private burial followed on Dec. 9 at Manzanita Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 16, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.

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McEACHERN

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" McEachern

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" McEachern of Davis died following a brief illness on March 19, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was 49.

She was born on June 8, 1952, in Elmhurst, Ill., and later lived in Davis for more than 20 years.

She was a graduate of Carthage College of Kenosha, Wis., where she was elected the first female student body president in the school's history. She also attended Northwestern Law School in Chicago.

Before illness disabled her, she worked as a journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily News and The Chicago Reader newspapers. She was best known for her revealing interviews of famous and not-so-famous Chicagoans.

She later worked as a legal secretary at the Chicago offices of Baker & McKenzie, the world's largest law firm, and at law firms in San Francisco and Sacramento.

According to her family, in later years she continued to exhibit the lively intelligence, creativity and humor that were her hallmarks since childhood. She continued to write, and composed poetry and a novella based on her teen-age years.

She believed her greatest achievement in life to be her beloved daughter, Katie Ann McEachern, who lives in Tulare.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Martin Heckmann, and by her brother, Donald Ganoung.

She is survived by her daughter; former husband Bruce McEachern of Davis; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Marci and Al Coglianese of Rio Vista and Ellen and Walter Gorelick of Tulare; and her nieces and nephews, Peter Coglianese of Cupertino, Laura Coglianese of Rio Vista, Greg Coglianese of Tracy, Richard Ganoung of Madison, Wis., Wendy Piraro of Elmhurst, Mark Ganoung of Wheeling, Ill., and Dori Donovan of Sarasota, Fla.

She is also survived by her stepmother, Marjorie Heckmann of Chicago; and her dear friend, Ernie Seyfert of Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 W. Tulare Ave., Tulare, CA 93274 or to the American Lung Association, 909 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95814.

A memorial celebration of her life will take place later this spring. Inurnment will be private.

The Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 29, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McELROY

Elisabeth McElroy

Elisabeth McElroy died Feb. 6, 2001, at her home in Davis. She was 84.

Born in Astoria, Ore., she lived in Davis for the last 20 years. Following a career in social work, she established a vineyard in Boonville, where she produced prize-winning grapes. Once an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sacramento, she subsequently attended the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis.

She is survived by a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A service - a thanksgiving for her life and celebration of Holy Eucharist - will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Memorial donations may be made to Yolo County Hospice or the Church of St. Martin Memorial Garden Fund.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 8, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McELROY

Ken McElroy

Ken McElroy, 25, a post-graduate researcher at the UC Davis Clear Lake Environmental Research Center in Lakeport, apparently drowned April 28, 2001, during a recreational boating accident on Clear Lake.

McElroy was aboard a friend's 21-foot sailboat returning to Konocti Bay on the west shore of Clear Lake during a sailing regatta when he apparently lost his footing and fell into the water. The friend turned the sailboat and dove in, finding McElroy with a head wound and not breathing.

Unable to resuscitate McElroy and fearing for his own life in the cold, choppy water, the friend eventually was forced to swim to shore on his own.

A subsequent search and rescue effort Saturday by the Lake County Sheriff's Department was unsuccessful. McElroy's body had not yet been recovered as of press time today.

A resident of Kelseyville on the west shore of Clear Lake, McElroy was a member of the UCD department of wildlife, fish and conservation biology. He had worked since July at the Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, where a major research emphasis involves mercury contamination of the lake from an old mine.

Raised in Wisconsin, McElroy last year received a bachelor's degree in biology, with an emphasis in aquatic science and chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He is survived by his parents, James and Debra McElroy of Mukwonago, Wisc.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 2, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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