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McGIBBON

James Cameron McGibbon

James Cameron McGibbon died in Woodland Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at age 90. He was born to Dr. James Archibald and Barbara Ann McGibbon Feb. 3, 1913, in Edmonton, Canada.

Mr. McGibbon had been a Woodland resident for 12 years. He retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot with the rank of squadron Leader in 1960. He then lived in Burlingame, Ca., where he became a U.S. citizen and had a second career at United Air Lines, retiring in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Dr. James Edward McGibbon and his wife Susan; grandchildren, Michael, Bruce, Dr. Margaret-Anne and her fiancÚ, John Fernandez, James Thomas and his wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, James Paul and Julia; daughter, Catherine Post; and sister, Barbara Braidwood. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce; and his sister, Helen McGregor.

The family requests memorials be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for noon, Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Holy Rosary Church on Walnut Street, followed by burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery on West St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 27, 2003.)

McGIBBON

Margaret Mary McGibbon

Margaret Mary McGibbon died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, April 9 at age 88.

Mrs. Mc Gibbon was born Feb. 11, 1917 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She had been a Yolo County resident for 14 years. She was a graduate of Edmonton Separate High School. She worked at the Royal Trust Company in Edmonton for two years and for Safeco Insurance Company in Burlingame for 11 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Burlingame for 31 years and, since 1991, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. McGibbon's daughter, Mary Catherine Post of Sacramento; her son, James E. McGibbon of Woodland; her grandchildren, James Thomas McGibbon of Atlanta, Margaret-Anne McGibbon Fernandez of Madrid, Spain, Bruce Andrew McGibbon of Brentwood and Michael Stephen McGibbon of New York; three great-grandchildren and her brother Frank J. Dostaler of Jacksonville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Cameron McGibbon.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. McGibbon's name be directed to Citizens Who Care, 1017 Main St., Woodland.

Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon, Saturday, April 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father Colm O'Kelly officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 19, 2005.)

McGILVRAY

Patricia S. McGilvray

Patricia Sarll McGilvray died March 29, 2000, at the Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. Born on Dec. 12, 1916, in Madera, to the late Dr. Frank and Flora Sarll, she was 83.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 61 years. She began her teaching career at the Holy Rosary School in 1959 and taught there for a short time before teaching at Cacheville Elementary in Yolo until it closed.

She then taught at Laugenour School until 1972 and Freeman Elementary until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the Omega Nu Sorority and a former member of St. Paul's Altar Society in Knights Landing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Krohn McGilvray, on June 13, 1972; and her sister, Eleanor Sarll McCann.

She is survived by her son, Jack Pepper of Kentucky; grandchildren, Bucky Pepper of Kentucky and Amanda Pepper of Tennessee; two nieces, Mary McCann Zakai of Santa Clara and her husband Avi and Victoria Gonsalves of Modesto and her husband Jeff; and a cousin, Patricia McKillican of Lakeport.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Church, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of April 2, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McGINN

Michael Dennis McGinn

Michael Dennis McGinn of Nevada City and Trinidad died Dec. 19, 2005, in Roseville. He was 68.

Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. a Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Burial will be private at Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 4, 1937, to Gilbert Edward McGinn and Marilayne Love Fullmer, he served in the U.S. Air Force and received his doctorate degree in neuroscience. He was a retired professor of otolaryngology at the UC Davis Medical Center and was self-employed as a neurosciences consultant.

His hobbies included hunting and kayaking. He was a board member of the Sacramento Pistol Shooters Association and an active member of the North Valley Shooters Association in Gridley.

He is survived by his daughters, Sarah McGinn of Sacramento and Megan Soracco of Placerville; his son, Ron Colaizzi of Littleton, Colo.; and his life partner, Barbara Marlin of Nevada City.

He is further survived by his brothers, Paul McGinn of Providence Forge, Va.; Russell McGinn, Gregory McGinn, D.C. of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tom McGinn, D.C., of Milford, Utah; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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

McGINNIS

Lawrence Duane McGinnis, Sr.

Lawrence Duane McGinnis Sr. died unexpectedly at his Woodland home on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at age 42.

Born April 26, 1961,* in Castro Valley, Mr. McGinnis had been a Yolo County resident for the past 40 years, where he worked in construction. He moved to Woodland at the age of two, and attended area schools graduating from Woodland High School. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Survivors include his son, Lawrence McGinnis Jr. of Rancho Cordova; brothers, Michael and Deborah McGinnis of Woodland, James McGinnis of Rio Dell, Richard Towner of Dunnigan, Larry and Doreen Towner of Esparto, Dakota and Lisa McGinnis of Fortuna, Joe and Nicole McGinnis of Hoopa, John and Erryn McGinnis of Lolita; sisters, Rhonda Uhlrey of Salmon, Idaho, Stephanie Castleberry of West Sacramento, Diana and Dale Meddock of Woodland, Margaret and Mike Morales of Lolita; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dakota, in 2000, Thelma, in 1994; brother, Martin D. McGinnis, in 2001; and nephew, Christopher McGinnis, in 2000.

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

Services: A graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 Co. Rd. 22 in Woodland.

*NOTE: In the heading for the obituary the birthdate for Mr. McGinnis is stated as "April 23, 1961" rather than "April 26, 1961."

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

McGOWAN

Phoebe Ellen McGowan

Phoebe Ellen McGowan died Dec. 3, 2004. She was 86.

Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd. in West Sacramento. Private inurnment is at Monument Hill memorial Park in Woodland.

Born Aug. 13, 1918, she was raised in Sequoia National Park and was a 50-year resident of West Sacramento.

She was a graduate of Stanford University School of Nursing and active in numerous community activities, including East Yolo Friends of the Library, various PTAs, The Order of the Eastern Star, Soroptimist International of West Sacramento and deacon of her church. She was also active with her husband in running the family business, V.C. McGowan Concessions & Capital Speedway.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V.C. "Mac" McGowan.

She is survived by her children, Jane Jenkins and her husband Jeffrey of Sacramento, Mary Sessarego of Folsom, Mike McGowan and his wife Sue of West Sacramento, Virginia McGowan and her husband Mike Goss of Millbrae, Margaret Raley of Folsom, and Nora McDowell and her husband Flynn of Sacramento; her grandchildren, Mia, Katharine, Rebecca, Carrie, Timothy and Katharine Elizabeth; and great grandchildren, Isabella, Phoebe Mae, Linden and McKenna.

She is further survived by her brother, John B. Hardin of Selma, and her sister, Judy A. Jordan of French Camp.

The family wishes to thank Gramercy Court and Dr. Kenneth Weisner for their devoted care.

Memorials may be sent to Sequoia Fund, P.O. Box 3047, Visalia, CA 93278; Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 North Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA 95695; or Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of River Cities Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday December 8, 2004.)

McGRIFF

Michael Aaron McGriff

Michael Aaron McGriff died Monday, July 12, 2004, at age 48.

Born Dec. 9, 1955, in Woodland, Mr. McGriff was a lifelong resident of Woodland. He graduated from Holy Rosary Academy and Woodland High School. He worked for Yolo County, Department of Employment and Social Services.

Survivors include his brothers, Chris McGriff of Santa Cruz and Dirk McGriff of Woodland; sisters, Erin McGriff of Sacramento and Heather Humphrey of Los Gatos. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard McGriff; and his mother, Mary McGriff.

The family requests memorials be directed to charity of donor's choice, in his behalf.

Services: A celebration of his life is scheduled at noon Saturday, July 17, at Campbell Park, Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of Neptune Society of California.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 15, 2004.)

McGUINN

Thomas Leo McGuinn

Thomas Leo McGuinn died in Davis Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at age 81.

Mr. McGuinn was born Jan. 6, 1923 in Casper, Wyo. to the late Guy and Nettie McGuinn and had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He had been employed by UC Davis in the maintenance department for 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. McGuinn's step-daughters, Joneda Cathey, Donella Combs and her husband Donald of Las Vegas, Judy Hamilton, her husband Jack Brickey and Claudette Britton all of Woodland, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rachel Hamilton McGuinn.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 2, 2004.)

McGUIRE

Mary Louise (Schneider) McGuire

Mary Louise (Schneider) McGuire entered into eternal life on Jan. 22, 2006 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 15, 1931, in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Mary’s greatest joy was taking care of her family and home. She felt that raising her family was the most important job bestowed upon her. She and her husband, Audie, lived in Winters from 1950 to 1973.

She was a longtime member of the Assemblies of God Church and her last several years attended Woodland Christian Center.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Audie; daughters, Janis Berry, Margie Washabaugh and her husband, Randy, of Winters, Sheila Carbahal and her husband, Edward, of Winters, and her son Audie Michael McGuire. She will be deeply missed by her seven grandchildren, Jonathan Berry, Natalie and Nathan Washabaugh, Sean and Brandi Carrion, and John and Ryan Carbahal. She is also survived by her four sisters, Lorene Wright, Marie Moore, Myrna Drake, and Carol Bailey, and by her brother, their families. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at Woodland Christian Center, 441 California Street, in Woodland.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; Pulmonary Fibrosis Fund, 1332, N. Halsted Street, Ste. 201, Chicago, Illinois, 60622, or the Woodland Christian Center, 441 California Street, Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 26, 2006.)

McGUIRE-
SMITH

Shirley Josephine McGuire-Smith

Shirley Josephine McGuire-Smith died at her daughter's home in Woodland Sunday, April 10 at age 74.

Mrs. McGuire-Smith was born May 9, 1930 in Sacramento to Dean and Marie (Cantone) Levra. She attended Sacramento area schools through high school. She was a homemaker for 54 years.

Survivors include Mrs. McGuire-Smith's daughter, Edie Obergon of Woodland; her sons, Jeff McGuire of Woodland, Larry McGuire of Reno and Clifford McGuire of Sacramento; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Smith; her daughter, Tammy Reynolds; her parents, Dean and Marie Levra; her sister, Marion Beck and her brother, Ernie Levra.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. McGuire-Smith, private services for the family are scheduled. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 13, 2005.)

McHENRY

W. B. "Jim" McHenry

W. B. "Jim" McHenry died in his Woodland home amongst family Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at age 79.

Born Aug. 5, 1923, in San Jose, Mr. McHenry was the son of Jessie Storrie and Walter Crebbs McHenry. He lived valiantly with parkinson's disease and cancer. He graduate of San Rafael Military Academy, and Oregon State University in Botany. He completed his U.S. Navy pilot training at the end of World War II. He was an extension specialist in the Department of Botany at UC Davis for 33 years.

Mr. McHenry received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Forest Vegetation Management Conference and was a Fellow of the Western Society for Weed Science. He developed a number of the weed management techniques that are still in use today.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lillian Hosken McHenry; daughters, Lyndie Boulton and husband Roger and Laurie Radcliff and husband Mark; and grandchildren, Katie and Thomas Radcliff and Christina, Andrew and Cameron Boulton.

A private burial will take place at Meadow Valley - close to Mr. McHenry's Bucks Lake cabin.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; Parkinson's Disease Foundation; Sutter Cancer Center, Sacramento; and the charity of the donor's choice.

A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the University Club at UC Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 13, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

McKEEHAN

Judith McKeehan

Judith ''Judy'' Robinson Campos McKeehan, a homemaker who retired from the practice of law in 1989, died in her Danville home with her family present on Jan. 18, 2000. She died of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 53.

Born on Oct. 4, 1946, in New Haven, Conn., she grew up primarily in Woodland. She later lived in Davis and Sacramento, before moving to Danville in 1986.

After earning her bachelor's degree in anthropology in 1969 and a law degree in 1974 from UC Davis, she began a distinguished legal career that started at the California Court of Appeal, 3rd Appellate District, Sacramento, where her work earned the praise and respect of the justices for whom she worked, particularly the then-Presiding Justice Robert Pulia.

She left the Court of Appeal in 1977 to take a position as an associate at the law firm of Dahl, Hefner, Stark and Marois. In 1980, she was elected president of the Sacramento Young Lawyers' Association.

Very much a pioneer in her profession, in 1984 she became the first woman to be elected a partner at Hefner, Stark and Marois. That same year, she also became the first woman lawyer to be elected president of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and won the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce's award for a Woman in a Non-Traditional Role in Business.

However, despite these firsts, she stated in a Sacramento Union news story, ``I've tried to emphasize being a lawyer first and a woman second.''

Later, she became a member of the Board of Governors of the California State Bar Association. She also was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the District Court for both the Eastern and Northern districts of California.

She retired from the practice of law in 1989 to devote her full time to raising her newborn daughter Kelly.

She was an accomplished athlete and artist. She was a champion diver at Woodland High School, and later excelled at tennis, golf, snow skiing and water skiing.

In 1979, she obtained her pilot's license. An avid painter, in her 20s she painted several remarkable van Gogh copies that were highly prized by family and friends. Later, she took up clay sculpture, specializing in life-like busts of family and friends.

She played tournament bridge, and spent much of her spare time in her garden, which was the subject of an article in her local newspaper.

She is survived by her husband, James McKeehan of Danville; son, Paul Campos of Orinda; daughter, Kelly McKeehan of Danville; parents, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Robinson of Woodland; three sisters, Robin Martha (Robinson) Earl of Nashville, Tenn., and her husband Gary, Kathy Robinson of Davis and Kim (Robinson) Noonan of Danville and her husband Jim Noonan; and five nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson and Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. Following the service, a reception will be held at the McKeehan residence at 36 Goldstone Court, Danville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA, 94520; or to the Leukemia Society of America, North California Chapter, 832 Folsom, ninth floor, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Jan. 16, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McKEEN

Shirlie McKeen

Shirlie McKeen of Eugene, Ore., died Jan. 26, 2005, from complications following surgery. She was in the company of family and friends at the time of her death at age 63.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., in Eugene

Born March 28, 1941, in Sacramento to Dorothy and Lowell Myler, she went to school first in Gustine, and later in Davis and Sacramento. She was part of the last class to graduate from the old Davis High School in 1959.

She started her undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara and finished at UC Davis. She then went to work for Sacramento County as a case worker and later supervisor for general assistance. She married Bob Valine and had her only child, Jardin, in 1965. She went back to school in the late 70s, receiving her master of social work in 1980. She continued her education, becoming a licensed clinical social worker in 1983. She moved to Carmel Valley and continued social work and counseling. It was there she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and retired. She then moved to Fort Bragg to be closer to friends and family, and to assist her mother, Dorothy, until her mother's death in 1999. She then moved to Eugene.

Her family said she had a lifelong interest in gardening given to her by her father. She had beautiful gardens and was a volunteer at the Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens. She also had a love for antiques and was a co-owner of a small antique store in Sacramento in the 1970s. An avid photographer, she created a line of greeting cards to display her landscapes and flowers. In her final years, she took up the study of Spanish in Eugene and Mexico, hoping to become a bilingual volunteer.

Her family said she had many friends, including good friends Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy Angers and John Myler.

She is survived by her son Jardin Valine and his wife Hannah of Southern Oregon; her brothers, Tom Myler of Washington, Steve Myler and his wife Sandy of Davis, Mike Myler and his wife Anne of Davis; sister Pat Bulthuis and her husband Keith of Gallup, N.M.; grandson Jasper Lovewirth of Southern Oregon; and her former husband, Bob Valine of Southern Oregon.

She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to Strings of Compassion, Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 10905, Eugene, OR 97440, or to the organization of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday February 14, 2005.)

McKENZIE

R. McKenzie

(The following death notice was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Friday, July 21, 1911.

MAN DIES IN BRODERICK

R. McKENZIE, an aged man who has been working in Yolo county for a number of years, died in a lodging-house in Broderick Wednesday, three days after he had been dismissed form a hospital. McKenzie is said to have died from tuberculosis. A deputy from the coroner's office in Woodland took charge of the case and will further investigate the death today.

McKIM

Amanda Kaylynn McKim

Amanda Kaylynn McKim passed away on Aug. 29, 2003.

Born on Oct. 13, 1993, she was a student at Greengate School in Woodland, Amanda is survived by her parents Randy and Sherill McKim, of Winters. She is also survived by her brother Shawn and her sister Heather. She leaves behind numerous other family members.

Friends are invited to an open house memorial at Amanda's home on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 471 Edwards Street, in Winters. Remembrances may be made in her name to the Amanda McKim Memorial Fund at First Northern Bank of Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 4, 2003.)

McKINNEY

Charles L. McKinney

Dr. Charles L. McKinney, longtime resident and pioneering physician of Davis, died unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2006, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento due to complications after a fall.

Born in Visalia on July 11, 1919, he was 86 years old.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in Davis. Parking is limited; car-pooling is recommended.

The third of four brothers, he excelled academically and was offered a scholarship to UC Berkeley in 1936. He graduated from UC San Francisco in 1941 as a doctor of medicine.

Responding to the military's urgent need for doctors in the early 1940s, his class had been rushed through its studies, finishing a four-year program in only three so the new doctors could ship off to France to join the war effort. With a 2-year-old son and another on the way, Dr. McKinney was reluctant to leave his new family.

At age 26, he was made the director of a German hospital with more than 200 beds. Food at the facility came in the form of crackers and cans of “C” rations. Trying to make life better for his patients, the young lieutenant conspired with his junior officer, an accountant in the civilian world, to tweak the staff numbers and qualify for “A” rations. Patients soon were enjoying fresh bread, vegetables and fruit, courtesy of the officers.

McKinney met his future wife, Barbara, in Visalia while the two were still in elementary school. The young man had long had a crush on Barbara Becker, the daughter of the town's postmaster. They were wed in 1941 in Davis and settled here with three of their four children in 1947.

When Davis needed a second doctor, McKinney was invited to join the Dr. Eggner Cooper's medical practice (Tom Cooper Sr.'s father). When the older partner died four months later, McKinney became the primary doctor in a town of 3,000. Over the course of his work, he reportedly delivered more than 2,000 babies, went on house calls almost every night, offered after-hours emotional counseling to families and made the early morning rounds at Woodland Clinic before arriving at his own office.

During the early years of his practice, Dr. McKinney charged $2.50 for an office consultation and $7.50 for a house call. When patients couldn't pay, the doctor often accepted his fee in the form of a crate of peaches, eggs or promise of future payment.

Along with his medical practice, McKinney served on the Davis school board for four years, was president of the PTA one year and organized an Episcopal church with several other community members.

In 1970, McKinney was inspired by a co-worker who had done charitable work abroad. He took a leave of absence from his practice and worked as a Peace Corps physician for two years in India.

“We became like a mother and father to the young volunteers who worked there,” Barbara McKinney recalled.

Before and after his retirement in 1989, Dr. McKinney was often spotted by former patients whom he had delivered, and took great pleasure in catching up with them.

“He really loved his work, and loved talking to patients,” his wife said. “He just really loved people.”

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara; their children Michael, Sally and Joel; daughters- and sons-in-law Sylvia, Cherie, Jeanne and Roger; grandchildren, Michael, Peter, Dan, Laura, Kristina, Greg and Erin; granddaughters- and grandsons-in-law Suzanne, Kim, Dave and Hatem; and great-grandchildren, Fisher, Forest, Lev, Leah, Lily and Alice.

He was preceded in death by his brothers William, Russell and Hiram and his son, Steve.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Yolo Hospice, the Davis Senior Center or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 19, 2006.)

McLAUGHLIN

Richard McLaughlin

Richard ''Dick'' McLaughlin died after a long illness on Jan. 19, 2000, in Sacramento. Born on July 17, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minn., he was 79.

He had been a resident of Dixon for the past 42 years.

He worked for 31 years for Cargill Inc. as a branch accountant in Sacramento. He had been a former member of the Lions Club and had been on the Library Commission in Dixon for many years.

He loved all sports. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed painting.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clarice McLaughlin of Dixon; five children, Richard McLaughlin of Ione, Mary Bechely of Sacramento, Nancy Haskins and her husband Steve of Dixon, Jim McLaughlin and his wife Leanne of Penryn, and Tom McLaughlin and his wife Barbara of Woodland; a brother, Frank McLaughlin of Lakeland, Minn.; and five grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon. Father Maurice O'Brien of St. Peter's Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Silveyville Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the UC Davis Cancer Research Center, 4501 X St., Room 3003, Sacramento, CA (checks must be made to UC Regents), or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Jan. 16, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McLEAN

Hughina Mary (Legge) McLean

Hughina Mary (Legge) McLean of died peacefully at home on Jan. 1, 2003. Born Feb. 11, 1912, in Southampton, England, she was 90 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. McLean.

She is survived by two sons, John S. McLean and his wife Vivienne Perkins of Franktown, Colo., and Kirk McLean and his wife Judy Burnett of Arlington, Wash.; a daughter, Janet McLean and her husband of Ron Baldwin of Shelton, Conn.; and a grandson, Scott McLean and his wife Darcy of Arvada, Colo.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 10, 2003.)

McLEMORE

James Ray McLemore

James Ray McLemore died after a short illness at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo on Sunday, July 28, 2002, at age 87.

Born June 25, 1915 in Texas, Mr. McLemore had been a Yolo County resident for 29 years.

Mr. McLemore worked for Continental Grain Terminal in San Francisco as a millright from 1968 to 1990 when he retired. Prior to that he worked as a maintenance engineer for M&T Chemical in San Francisco.

Mr. McLemore was a member of the Life Study Fellowship, a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the International Longshoreman Workers in San Francisco.

Mr. McLemore is survived by his wife, Opal, of Dunnigan; daughters Margaret Sue Riley and husband Alonzo of Dunnigan; Mary L. Sparks of San Francisco; Betty Penn and husband Lloyd of El Sobrante; Patricia Bell and husband Charles of Michigan; Alice Harley Preston and husband Gary of Pittsburg; Winifred Brewster of Vacaville; Barbara Jean McLemore and Deborah Searcie, both of San Francisco; Sherrell Gilmore of Sacramento and Geraldine Jackson and husband Herbert of Vallejo.

Mr. McLemore is also survived by his sons James Ray McLemore I and wife Marlies of Lathrop; James Ray McLemore II of Morgan Hill; Donald McLemore and wife Sherie of Sacramento; Bruce McLemore and wife Cheryl of San Francisco.

Also surviving Mr. McLemore are 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mr. McLemore was preceded in death by sons Karl McLemore in 1973 and Michael McLemore in 1990.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Colonial Chapels, 1000 Redwood St., Vallejo.

A quiet hour is also scheduled at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Colonial Chapels.

A burial is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Skyview Memorial Lawn, 200 Rolling Wood Drive, Vallejo.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, July 30, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

McLOUGHLIN

Mabel L.S. McLoughlin

Mabel Louise Simons McLoughlin died Nov. 21, 2001.

Born in New Orleans to the late Roger and Alma Cardon Simons, she was the beloved wife of the late Charles Bernard Thiede of New York by her first marriage and the late James J. McLoughlin Jr. of New Orleans by her second marriage.

She was a retired employee of Field Research in San Francisco, a homemaker, a devout Catholic and a teacher of catechism at Holy Angels Parish in Colma. She lived in Davis.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael Thiede McLoughlin of Berrien Springs, Mich., and Patrick McLoughlin of El Macero; her stepson, James J. McLoughlin III of San Mateo; and three daughters, Elizabeth Thiede McLoughlin Sanders of Novato, Kathleen McLoughlin Miramon of Austin, Texas, and Maureen McLoughlin of Redwood City.

She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, Derek, Kevin, Patrick and Emily McLoughlin of Berrien Springs, Christopher Sanders of Novato, Eric, Briana, Ian and Alana Miramon of Austin, Katherine and Brian McLoughlin of San Mateo and Meaghan and Kellen McLoughlin of El Macero; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Jackson and Caroline Kate McLoughlin of Berrien Springs; three sisters, Dorothy Souchon of San Antonio, Texas and Alma Perrot and Carroll Saunders of New Orleans, La.; one son-in-law, Thomas Clunie Sanders; and three daughters-in-law, Susie, Katherine and Jeanie McLoughlin.

The Rosary will be said Monday at 7 p.m. at Duggans Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. in Daly City, with a funeral Mass set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Angeles Catholic Church, 107 San Pedro Road. in Colma. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma.

Remembrances may be made in her name to Kainos Home and Training Center, 3631 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 25, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McMAHAN

Hattie Louise McMahan

Hattie Louise McMahan died in Willows Monday, Jan. 17 at age 51.

Ms. McMahan was born Dec. 12, 1953 in Sacramento. She was a graduate of Woodland High School.

Survivors include Ms. McMahan's daughter, Ashlee McMahan; her sisters, Shery Justice and Lori Keeney and her brothers, Steven McMahan, Mike McMahan, Kevin McMahan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margret and her father, Richard McMahan.

The family requests that memorials in Ms. McMahan's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 19, 2005.)

McMAHON

James W. McMahon

James W. McMahon died Sept. 9, 2005, in Davis. He was 90 years old.

A memorial service begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 4, 1915, he was the only boy among six sisters. He attended John Carroll University and spent World War II as a chemist for the U.S. Navy. He married Marianne Koeber, also from Cleveland, and moved to San Francisco after the war. He continued with the Navy, completing a 35- year career in 1975.

After retiring from the Navy he worked with Francis Ford Coppola, handling the chemical analysis for his winery. His family said enjoyed this work and the added perk of rubbing elbows with stars at Coppola parties.

With the death of his wife of 55 years, he moved to Davis to be near his only child, Jim McMahon and his family. His family said he took great pleasure in his grandchildren, Kathryn and Peter, using his talents to build a doll house and a castle for them. He enjoyed the traveling that he did for the Navy, touring Europe with his wife and exploring his roots in Ireland with his son.

He is survived by his son, Jim McMahon and daughter-in-law Mimi McMahon, longtime Davis residents; his grandchildren, Kathryn McMahon, a Santa Clara University law student, and Peter McMahon, a UC Santa Barbara student; and his sisters, Marie Klug of San Diego and Loretta Cziesko, Cleveland, Ohio.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 16, 2005.)

McMAHAN

John Prescott McMahan

John Prescott McMahan, 76 years old, died July 23 at the Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born April 20, 1929 in Sacramento to Henry and Hazel McMahan, and moved to Oakland when he was one year old and graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1947. He began his career as a police officer with the city of Winters and later moved to the UC Davis Police Department, becoming their first detective. He was a member of the California National Guard and was activated for service in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. After leaving the University in 1967, he worked for the Yolo County Public Defender's office for 26 years and upon retirement was the chief investigator. A 35-year active member of the International Lions Club, he served as president of the Woodland Host Lions Club, Davis Earlybirds and Davis Host Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Sacramento Valley Historical Railways (where he was instrumental in restoring steam locomotive 1233 that had stood in the Yolo County Fairgrounds for over 50 years) and served as that organization's chairman for the restoration of the Woodland Southern Pacific Depot. He helped start the Yolo Shortline (RiverTrain) excursion train. As a very active member of the community. Mr. McMahan participated in the Chili Cook-off, Stroll Through History, Yolo County Grand Jury for two years, Woodland Historical Preservation Commission, VFW, Woodland Chamber of Commerce and American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Virginia McMahan of Woodland; daughters Debra Smith of Columbus, Ohio; Lynda McMahan of Suisun City and Maureen McMahan of Sacramento; brothers Alison McMahan of Newark, Calif.; Harold McMahan of Manzanita, Ore.; stepchildren, Karen Parrish of French Camp; Veronica Banuelos of Lake Shasta City; Donna Bubelis of Granite Bay; and Sgt. Timothy McMahan of the U.S. Army, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany; two grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen.

A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Lions Clubhouse, 417 Lincoln Ave., Woodland. Private graveside services for family will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mr. McMahan's name to the Sacramento Valley Historical Railways (designated for the restoration of the SP Depot), 1120 Lincoln Ave., Woodland, 95695 or Lions Charities.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, July 26, 2005.)

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John Prescott McMahan (2nd of 2 obits.)

John Prescott McMahan died at the Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility Saturday, July 23 at age 76.

Mr. McMahan was born April 20, 1929 in Sacramento to Henry and Hazel McMahan.

He graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1947. He was a member of the California National Guard and was activated for service in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He began his career as a police officer with the city of Winters and later moved to the UC Davis Police Department, becoming their first detective. After leaving the University in 1967, he worked for the Yolo County Public Defender's office for 26 years and upon retirement was the chief investigator. A 35-year member of the International Lions Club, he served as president of the Woodland Host Lions Club, Davis Earlybirds and Davis Host Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Sacramento Valley Historical Railways (where he helped restore steam locomotive 1233 that had stood in the Yolo County Fairgrounds for more than 50 years) and served as that organization's chairman for the restoration of the Woodland Southern Pacific Depot. He helped start the Yolo Shortline (RiverTrain) excursion train. Mr. McMahan participated in the Chili Cook-off, Stroll Through History, Yolo County Grand Jury for two years, Woodland Historical Preservation Commission, VFW, Woodland Chamber of Commerce and American Legion.

Survivors include Mr. McMahan's wife, Virginia McMahan of Woodland; his daughters, Debra Smith of Columbus, Ohio, Lynda McMahan of Suisun City and Maureen McMahan of Sacramento; his stepchildren, Karen Parrish of French Camp, Veronica Banuelos of Lake Shasta City, Donna Bubelis of Granite Bay, and Sgt. Timothy McMahan of the U.S. Army, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany; two grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and his brothers, Alison McMahan of Newark, Harold McMahan of Manzanita, Ore.;. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen.

The family requests memorials in Mr. McMahan's name be directed to the Sacramento Valley Historical Railways (designated for the restoration of the SP Depot), 1120 Lincoln Ave., Woodland, 95695 or Lions Charities.

Services: A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Lions Clubhouse, 417 Lincoln Ave., Woodland. Private graveside services for family will be held at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 27, 2005.)

McMAHAN

Margaret Ann (Pedroia) McMahan

Margaret Ann (Pedroia) McMahan of Woodland died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at age 71.

Born March 13, 1932, in Davis, Mrs. McMahan had been a Yolo County resident for 50 years.

Survivors include her children, Shery Justice and husband Eddy of Woodland, Stephen McMahan and wife Alice of Sacramento, Hattie McMahan of Sacramento, Michael McMahan of Woodland, Kevin McMahan of Lincoln and Lorinda Keeney and husband Kris of Woodland; grandchildren, Billy Justice, Chad Justice, Miranda O'Callahan, Brian McMahan, Ashlee McMahan and Tanner Keeney; brothers, George, Paul and Bo Pedroia; and sister, Rainy Bewley; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 29, 2003.)

McMURROUGH

Felix McMURROUGH (d. 12.20.1878)

McMURROUGH - In Pope Valley, at the residence of Judge Walters, Dec. 20, Felix McMurrough, aged 28 years.

The Winters Advocate, December 28, 1878. (This obituary was contributed by a volunteer jch.)

McNAB

Julie McNab

Julie McNab died in Esparto Thursday, April 1, 2004, at age 64.

Born Nov. 17, 1939, in Napa, Mrs. McNab had been a Yolo County resident for four years. She was an administrative supervisor for 18 years for the County of Sonoma. She moved to Esparto after retiring to be close to her family.

Survivors include her son, Don McNab Jr. and wife Anna of Guinda and Mike McNab and wife Linda of Santa Clarita; grandsons, Tyler and Tate McNab of Guinda and Alex McNab of Santa Clarita; and cousin, Jim Scribner of Dixon.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; or to Sacramento Make A Wish Foundation, 1401 Halyard Drive, Suite No. 130, Sacramento 95691. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. McNab, a private service is scheduled at a later date.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 07, 2004.)

McNEELY

Ruth Elizabeth McNeely

(The following death notice was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Saturday March 8, 1919.

DIED

McNEELY - In this city, March 6, 1919, Ruth Elizabeth McNeely, beloved wife of H. R. McNeely, loving mother of Ruth Marguerite McNeely, sister of Miss Sylvia

McNEIL

Faye Louise McNeil

Faye Louise McNeil died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 3, 2004. She was 82 years old.

Born July 21, 1922, in Muscatine, Iowa, she had lived in Davis since 1951.

She and her husband were members of the Davis business community and owners of the original McNeil's Floor Covering & Drapery Shop. She was well known for her love of Davis, her family, her many friends, traveling the world with her husband, entertaining in her home and her cabin at Bodega Bay, and The Bridge Club. She was active in community service, including most recently the Yolo Hospice Thrift Shop.

She is survived by her husband of more than 53 years, Les McNeil; two daughters, Anne Jones and her husband Paul of Davis and Ellen McNeil and her husband Jim Wiltens of Redwood City; son, David McNeil of Davis; grandchildren, Susan Jones, Tommy Jones and his wife Jamie, and Emma McNeil, all of Davis, and Griffin Wiltens of Redwood City; and four great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Bruce Kanoff and his wife Marge of Carson City, Nev.

A gathering of family and friends will be planned for a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Yolo Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 8, 2004.)

McNEIL

Robert Bruce McNeil

Robert Bruce McNeil died Dec. 11, 2004, in Davis. He was 89.

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Rd. in Davis.

Born Dec. 31. 1914, in Adrian, Mich., he was the third eldest of 10 children born to Edith Nash whose family has been traced to the Mayflower, and James McNeil whose father was from Glasgow, Scotland.

While growing up in rural Michigan, he attended a one-room schoolhouse with his brothers and sisters, and helped on the family farm with his uncle Nash prior to the depression. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1933. He continued his schooling and worked with his uncle in a barber shop in Detroit, Mich.

He followed his older brother into the service and served in the Army from 1941 to 1945, obtaining the rank of Corporal and serving in the 75th Division during the Battle of the Bulge. In his words, he "spent four years in fox holes" with a brief but memorable time in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he explored his roots.

He returned to Michigan after the war and went to Adrian College on the G.I. bill, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1948. He then taught all grades in that one-room school house. In the early 50s, he followed his two brothers and sister to San Francisco.

He taught in Mendota as an elementary school teacher and met his wife-to-be, Marilyn, who was also teaching. They moved to San Bruno and he completed 40 years of teaching. He then worked at Orchard Supply Hardware in San Jose, putting his time in for social security.

After his wife died in 1988, he moved to Davis, purchasing a home adjacent to his sister, Harriet.

In 1990 and 1991, he trained as an Arboretum Docent at UC Davis. He then attended art classes at the Davis Senior Center, having his water color displayed on several occasions. He also taught Sunday school to first and second graders at Davis Methodist Church, often bringing in snacks for the children.

After the death of his brother-in-law, Monroe, he sold his house and lived with his sister until she died in 1999. He resided there until his death. During this period, he was comforted by his nieces, Monie Scrivner and Mary Glink, and his nephews, David, Michael and James Rude.

He is survived by his sister Pauline in Wisconsin and his brother Richard in Michigan. Although he never had children of his own, his sister made it possible for him to enjoy and give of himself to his nieces, nephews and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the following organizations in his memory: United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949, 1654 Donner Way, Woodland, CA 95696, Attention: Quartermaster; or the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of December 13, 2004.)

McNEIL

Weymouth G. Murray McNeil

Weymouth G. Murray McNeil died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at age 76.

Born Feb. 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, Ms. McNeil was the daughter of Dr. Gordon and Ernestine Wheatley of Woodland. She received a bachelor's degree from Occidental College and an administrative record librarian degree from UC Berkeley. She worked for Woodland Memorial Hospital as in charge of medical records for 27 years. She married in 1973 and moved to Waco, Texas. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, PEO sorority in California and Waco for 53 years, Ridgewood Country Club and Women's Golf Association.

Survivors include her daughter, Kristeen Murray Wicklund and husband John of Waco; son, Michael G. Murray and wife Jan of San Antonio; granddaughter, Lindsey Murray of San Antonio; grandsons, Shawn and Derek Coleman of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Shyanne and Jillian; and four stepchildren.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society; Hillcrest Community Hospice; or the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home of Waco, Texas.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, 6101 Bosque Blvd., Waco, Texas, with the Rev. Henry Apperson and Sue Wolfe Gohring, Lay Chaplain officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at 3517 O'Brien Circle, Waco.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 13, 2003.)

McNETT

Nettie McNett

(The following death notice was transcribed by Dan Lee.)

"Sacramento Bee,” Thurs., March 25, 1915, page 7.

McNETT, In Woodland, Yolo County, March 24, 1915. Mrs. Nettie McNett, aged 60 years, a native of Tennessee.

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

McPHERSON

Edward G. McPherson

Edward G. McPherson died Dec. 6, 2003, in Davis. Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Howell, Mich., he was 79 years old.

He attended Howell schools through the 10th grade and spent his last two years of high school at The Asheville School in North Carolina. He served in the Army for three years with tours in France and Germany.

After World War II, he finished college at the University of Michigan. He would start work at the McPherson State Bank in 1949, where he would stay 40 years and serve as chairman of the board. In the late 1950s he developed the first and only hospital in Howell, the McPherson Community Health Center.

McPherson played significant leadership roles in the Jaycees, the Boy Scouts, the American Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, Cleary College and the Carnegie Library, and received many awards throughout his life. In 1987, the Howell Chamber of Commerce voted him its Citizen of the Year.

He and his family traveled all over the world. He was an avid golfer, marksman on the trap range and a runner who completed his first marathon at age 60. He also enjoyed sailing, tennis, University of Michigan sports, and the companionship of his family and friends.

In 2000, his family moved him to the University Retirement Community in Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances McPherson; three sons, Greg McPherson of Davis, Mark McPherson of Seattle and Douglas McPherson of Los Angeles; and a daughter, Jean of Ventura.

A memorial service was held Dec. 7 in Davis and a tree will be planted in his honor at the TREE Davis Memorial Grove sometime this spring.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 17, 2003.)

McQUAID

Gloria McQuaid

Gloria McQuaid died at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Md., Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at age 79.

Born April 23, 1924, in New York, N.Y., Mrs. McQuaid had been a Yolo County resident for many years. She was the daughter of the late David and Beatrice (Edelwein) Kojan.

Survivors include her husband, Richard W. McQuaid; daughters, Jeanne M. Cox, Judith A. DeMott, and Mary Janet Jewell; sister, Selma Levitt; brother, Eugene Kojan; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be directed to Maryland Line Area Association, P.O. Box 487, Parkton, Md., 21120. Arrangements are under the direction of J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc. of Pennsylvania (717) 235-3857).

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa. A service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Mortuary, with Rev. Edward Connelly officiating. Interment will be at West Liberty United Methodist Cemetery, White Hall, Md.

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

McSHANE

Gene L. McShane

Gene Lawrence McShane died Oct. 14, 2000. Born July 27, 1909, in Red Bluff to Bertha Eachus and James W. McShane, he was 91 years old.

He lived with his family in Sutter Creek before moving to Sacramento in 1917. He was married to Jessie Fremont Clayton on Oct. 23, 1932.

He graduated from The Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles in 1938, receiving a certificate in air conditioning and refrigeration. During World War II he worked in the ship yards in Richmond, and after the war he worked for York Pacific Refrigeration in Sacramento and Chico.

In 1950, he began work in the refrigeration department at UC Davis. The family moved to Davis in 1951, and he continued to work for the university until his retirement in 1974.

He was preceded in death in 1997 by his wife, and he continued to live in Davis until his death. He was a member of Athens Lodge 228, of the Masonic Order of California. The McShanes were long-time members of the Fidelis Fellowship of the Oak Park Methodist Church, Sacramento, and were charter members of the Ark Mariners of the Davis Community Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Love, and her husband John, of New Jersey; his son, Michael, and wife Terri, of Colorado; and his two granddaughters, Kelly Love of Davis and Jennifer Love of Minnesota.

A memorial service was held this morning at Davis Community Church. The family requests that any remembrances be made to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 18, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

McWHERTER

Gladys Fern McWherter

Gladys Fern McWherter died in Edmond, Okla. Dec. 20 at age 79.

Mrs. McWherter was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Woodland to Alvin and Jennie Goette. She had been a Yolo County resident for 76 years. She was raised and educated in Woodland, graduating from Woodland High School in 1944 and moved to Davis in 1947. She was retired from UC Davis as a lab tech. She was a member of Our Faith Lutheran Church in Davis and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond.

Survivors include Mrs. McWherter's husband of 38 years, Robert "Bob" McWherter of Edmond, Okla.; her daughters, Kathy Loeber and her husband Ken of Edmond, Okla. and Jennie Solari and her husband Phil of Powder Springs, Ga.; eight grandchildren; her sisters, Mabel and Esther Davis both of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughters, Cynthia and baby sister.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. McWherter's name be directed to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Services: Services were held Dec. 22 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Okla. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond, Okla. assisted the family with arrangements.

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

MEAGHER

Clifford H. Meagher, Jr.

Clifford H. Meagher Jr. died in Napa on Thursday, March 22, 2001, at age 70.

Born to Clifford H. and Ila M. (Moore) Meagher on Oct. 24, 1930 in Monticello he graduated from Esparto High School in 1948. He graduated from University of the Pacific in Stockton in 1950.

He was employed by Imola State Hospital for 10 years and Queen of the Valley Hospital for the next 35 years as an emergency room medical technician. He loved animals and gardening.

Mr. Meagher is survived by his daughters, Christy and son-in-law Rodney Berg of Soldatna, Alaska; Dawn and son-in-law Elias Lira of Vallejo; sons, Marty and Dennis Meagher of Napa; and Grandsons, Nicolas Berg of Reno, Nevada, Patrick O’Reilly of Napa and Elias Lira of Vallejo.

He is also survived by his sister, Lucille and brother-in-law Pete Lopez of Zamora; and brother, Lawrence Elliot of Anaconda, Montana; niece, Candy and husband David Hatanaka of Esparto; nephew, Haward and wife Bonnie Lopez of Esparto; great-nephews, Kevin and Anthony Lopez and Wayne and Russell Hatanaka, all of Esparto; great-grand-nephew, Michael Lopez of Esparto; and numerous cousins.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at Richard Pierce Funeral Service, in Napa. Interment followed at Monticello Cemetery at Lake Berryessa.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 29, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MEAGHER

William Meagher

Wm. Meagher Prominent Monticello Citizen Dead

William Meagher, prominent business man of Monticello, and rancher of Berryessa Valley, died suddenly Friday night as a result of an apoplectic stroke.

Meagher, with some helpers was roping and branding calves. He had thrown an animal and the helper who was putting on the brand called to Meagher to ease up a bit on the rope and upon looking around saw Meagher lying on the ground near his horse. He was taken to his home, the Harris place, upper end of the valley and Dr. King summoned. He had suffered a stroke of apoplexy and passed away that night.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the cemetery at Monticello.

Deceased was born in Knoxville, and was past fifty years of age. His had been an active life in the valley. He farmed, conducted the Peacock hotel at Monticello, the resort at Samuel Springs and was one of the leading citizens of the valley. Besides his wife he leaves three daughters and a son. The son is in government service and now located in Japan.

The Winters Express, January 16, 1925, front page (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

MEANS

Peggy Lee Means

Peggy Lee Means died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, May 15 at age 53.

Mrs. Means was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Santa Rosa to James and Mervelyn (Russell) Kelly. She had been a Yolo County resident for 23 years. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1969. She worked for Yolo County in the finance department then later in a clerical position for the city of Woodland in the Police Department and City Hall for 16 years. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Means' husband of 13 years, Robert Means of Woodland; her parents, James and Mervelyn Kelly of Woodland; her aunts, Carol Ragan and Barbara Weller both of Anaheim; her sister, Kathy Kelly of Davis; her brothers, Tim Kelly of Novato and Dennis Kelly of Woodland; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Dan Ragan.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Means' name be directed to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110, Sacramento, 95833.

Services: Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 19, 2005.)

MEDICO

Joseph Medico

Joseph Medico died at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento on Aug. 27, 2005. A Yolo County resident for the past 34 years, he was 84.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 785 Elmwood Drive in Davis. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Interment is at the Davis Cemetery.

Born Nov. 29, 1920, in Hanford to Manuel and Mary (De Faria), he attended local schools prior to entering the U.S. Army. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and during World War II was stationed in Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1945, having earned the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a carpenter and construction foreman in the San Joaquin Valley prior to moving to Yolo County. During his 32 years in construction, he worked on the Rancho Seco nuclear plant, Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis, Veterans Medical Hospital, and various buildings on the UC Davis campus, including Wellman Hall. He retired in 1987.

He was a member of Carpenters Union local #0046, American Legion Post #77 of Woodland, and a 30-year member of the Davis Dance Club. He was active in the Community Garden of Davis for more than 30 years, and was an avid Cal Aggie fan.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Daniels, Amelda Mashburn and Alice Shorb; and brothers, Louis, Manuel, John, Robert, Marvin, Leslie and Francis Medico.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Illene Medico of Davis; sons, Michael Medico and his wife Diane of Paso Robles, and James Medico and his wife Shannon of Tulsa, Okla.; stepsons, Jim Farmer of Elk Grove, Wesley Blankenship of Arbuckle, and La Var Blankenship of Vallejo; and a sister, Delores Iseley of Texarkana, Texas.

He is further survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Baseball League or UC Davis football scholarship program.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 30, 2005.)

MEDINA

Blas Medina

Blas Medina died July 12, 2004, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 86.

Born Jan. 3, 1918, he was a native of Pascuales, Durango, Mexico, where he grew up and attended high school and college.

Medina lived in Yolo County for the past 50 years, working as a laborer in the agricultural field.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Valente Medina, in 1970 and his sister, Marial Corral, in 1982.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Bertha A. (Flores) Medina of Woodland, and his sister, Celia Medina of Mexico City.

Private interment services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 16, 2004.)

MEDINA

Juana Lopez Medina

Juana Lopez Medina died surrounded by her family in her Woodland home Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at age 65.

Born June 22, 1937, in Tapalpa, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, Mrs. Medina was the daughter of the late Jesus and Filomena (Rodriguez) Medina of Jalisco, Mexico. She had been Yolo County resident for the past 36 years. She was married in October of 1965 and made her home in Woodland, where she raised her family. According to her family members, "she loved the family being nearby, gardening, baby-sitting and spending her weekends with her daughters - shopping the malls, trips to the Mendocino coast and sharing special moments together."

Mrs. Medina is survived by her husband of 37 years, Faustino Medina Sr.; sons, Jose Medina and wife Miki, Mario Medina and Faustino Medina Jr. and wife Maria "Lupe"; daughters, Christina Medina, Anna L. Medina and husband Marcos Mata, and Adriana Medina and husband Charles Gray; and godson, Antonio Gonzalez, all of Woodland.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Daniel and Andy Medina, Alexis and Marcos Mata Jr., Jasmine and Charles Gray Jr., and "Cookie" Medina.

The rosary was recited on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

A mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 24, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Francisco Velasquez officiating.

Private interment is scheduled at St. Joseph's Cemetery at a later date for family members.

The family requests memorials be directed to Holy Rosary Building Fund, c/o Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St., 95695; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 24, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mrs. Medina is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MEDINA

Maria Guadalupe Medina

Maria Guadalupe Medina died April 22, 2005, at Sierra Healthcare Center in Davis. She was 73.

A vigil service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A Mass of Christian burial begins at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be at Panteon Municipal de Tala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Jalpa, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Salvador and Maria (Cobarrubias) Medina, she moved to Yolo County in 1968 and began work as an agriculture laborer, a job she continued for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Maria De Jesus Camacho; and a brother, Salvador Camacho.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Pedro Medina; daughters, Maria Robles and Maria Medina of Davis, Maria Del Refugio of Woodland, and Bertha Medina of Dixon; sons, Marcos, Pedro and Salvador Medina of Davis, and Ruben Medina of Woodland; sisters, Graciela, Consuelo, Olivia, and Esther Camacho of Mexico; and a brother, Ruben Camacho of Chicago, Ill.

She is further survived by 31 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, April 25, 2005.)

MEDRANO

Hector Medrano

Hector Medrano died in Sacramento at Kaiser Hospital on Thursday, April 18, 2002, at age 53.

Born in La Union, New Mexico, June 13, 1948, Mr. Medrano has been a Woodland resident since he was five months old.

He was employed all his working life in connection with automobiles. Mr. Medrano was a tow truck driver at Frank's Arco for 10 years, after many years as a car salesman at various car dealerships, ending at Chief's Auto parks when he became disabled.

According to his family members "he was the comedian of the family with a quick smile, laugh and a story."

Mr. Medrano is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jeanie Medrano; son, Chris Medrano and wife Jessica, of Roseville; granddaughter Hilary Medrano of Davis, step-granddaughter, Felicia Crittenden of Roseville.

He is also survived by his mother, Ophelia Macias of Davis; sisters, Anna Holguin of Utah and Elizabeth Bohl of Woodland; brothers, Ray Medrano of Orangevale, Mario Macias of Antelope and numerous nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Pedro and Petra Pererya; father, Edward Macias.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Medrano, no services were scheduled. The family requests memorials to be directed to the American Diabetic Association.

Evergreen Memorial of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, April 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MEEK

Phyllis Hollingsworth Meek

Phyllis Hollingsworth Meek died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at age 79.

Born Nov. 5, 1919, in Woodland, Mrs. Meek was a lifelong Yolo County resident. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Hazel Hollingsworth. According to her family, "she was a homemaker most of her adult life who enjoyed golfing at the Yolo Fliers club, she loved gardening and was involved with Woodland Pink Ladies Auxiliary." She was also a member of Omega Nu Sorority.

Mrs. Meek is survived by her husband, Jack Meek; daughter, Joan Timothy and husband Randy; sons, John Meek Jr., Thomas Meek, and Stephen Meek and wife Karen; and grandchildren, Matt and Danny Timothy, Kevin, Sam and Maggie Meek, all of Woodland and Jamie Meek of Santa Barbara.

She is also survived by her sisters, Georgene Rietow of Woodland, Louise Zane of Winters, and Ann Sandstrom of Sacramento; brothers, Robert Hollingsworth of Woodland and Jim Hollingsworth of Billingham, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Woodland Christian Church, 509 College Street, with the Rev. Bob Neal officiating.

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

Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 26, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MEEK

William Harold Meek, Jr.

Harold Meek passed away peacefully in Chester, Calif. after a brief illness with family and friends by his side.

Born in Hayward to William Harold Meek and Marguerite Meherin Meek, Meek grew up in the Woodland area and graduated from Woodland High School. Meek joined the Marine Corps during WWII and spent three years in the Pacific Theater on amphibious carriers.

Upon returning from the War, Meek purchased his first truck and during this time, met Betty Siess Meek, to whom he was married 23 years. Together they built what would become Meek Trucking Company.

In the Yuba-Sutter Flood of 1955 Meek carried people to safety on his truck with them hanging from the cab and cattle racks, prior to the bridge over the Feather River collapsing. Never one to brag, this was discovered only when family uncovered the news clipping and photo from the paper.

In 1970, Meek moved to Lake Almanor where he would spend the rest of his life. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Meherin Meek of Santa Rosa and Mary Bowlin, of Lake Almanor, two grandsons, Matthew and Joey Bowlin of Texas as well as his brother Jack Meek of Woodland and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by wife Sally Simas Meek and survived by former wife Ella Wetzel Meek.

Harold enjoyed debating politics with whomever would participate and always loved talking "trucks."

Donations may be made to your favorite charity. Private services will be held.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 8, 2006.)

MEEKINS

Richard Alan Meekins

Richard Alan Meekins died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at age 51.

Mr. Meekins was born Oct. 18, 1952 in New Brunswick, N.J. had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. He was a graduate of JP McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa. and University of Pennsylvania, and attended Yuba College. He had worked for Gus's Subs and Bickel's Potatoe Chip Company in Pennsylvania.

Survivors include Mr. Meekins' parents, Richard W. and Hannah Meekins of Lancaster, Pa.; his wife, Earla Meekins of Woodland; his daughter Kalynn Meekins; his stepdaughter Deena Watson and her husband Chris and grandson Gage Watson all of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 03, 2004.)

MEHLHAFF

Harold Edgar Mehlhaff

Longtime Lodi resident Harold Edgar Mehlhaff died March 5, 2005, at the University Retirement Community Health Center after a short battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Lodi Grace Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be private.

Born in Upham, N.D., on Aug. 15, 1924, to Fredrick and Bertha Mehlhaff, he moved with his parents to Lodi in 1935, where he attended grade school. He returned to North Dakota to attend high school, where he met and married Mary Evelyn Allen on June 9, 1946.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Yellowstone National Park en route to permanently relocating back to Lodi. They operated a dairy on Turner Road prior to his 35 years of service with General Mills of Lodi.

He was a longtime active member of Lodi Grace Presbyterian Church and its ministry. He was a member of the Lodi Owls Club, Lodi Community Concert Association, Sons in Retirement (Lodi Winers), and the Northern California Gold Association.

He also was a longtime Boy Scout leader in Lodi, influencing the lives of many Lodi youths. He enjoyed travel, fishing, golf and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Evelyn.

He is survived by his two sons, Michael Mehlhaff of Susanville and Kelly Mehlhaff of Davis.

He is further survived by six grandchildren, Christopher Mehlhaff of Thetford, England; Matthew Mehlhaff of Reno, Nev.; Patrick Mehlhaff of Tacoma, Wash.; Sara Mehlhaff of Sacramento; Justin Mehlhaff of Santa Cruz and Richelle Mehlhaff of Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Nichole and Peter Mehlhaff of England.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the University Retirement Community Health Center staff and to Yolo Hospice for their gentle and loving care during his illness.

Contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 9, 2005.)

MEJIA

Maria Ramos Mejia (1st of 2 obits.)

Mrs. Maria Ramos Mejia passed away at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital on Nov. 27, 2005 at the age of 72. She was born in Chavinda, Michoacan, Mexico on Oct. 16, 1933 to Jesus and Dolores (Ibarra) Mejia, both natives of Michoacan, Mexico. Both parents have preceded her in death. Maria had been a resident of Yolo County for 26 years.

A homemaker and wife of Rafael Ramos for 49 years, Mrs. Mejia was a dedicated mother and grandmother who was admired by her family. She loved her family, flowers, gardening and shared holidays with her husband, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Mejia was a devoted member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland.

Surviving Maria are her 11 children: Lupe Arizaga and husband Arturo, Maria Gutierrez and husband Jose, Rafael Ramos Jr. , Esperanza Aguirre and husband Hilario, Rosa Garibaldo and husband Juan, Fernando Ramos and wife Patricia, Josefina Carrillo and husband Juan, Miguel Ramos and wife Jamie, all of Woodland, Martha Vigil and husband Genaro of Loomis, Ernesto Ramos and wife Lupe of Sacramento and Maria De Jesus Bustos and husband Jose Luis of La Habra. Also surviving are her three brothers, Jose, Carlos and Antonio and a sister, Bertha; and 35 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Rafael Ramos who passed away Oct. 5, 2001, her parents, three sisters, Jesus, Otilia and Genoveva and three brothers, Nicolas, Ignacio and Ramiro.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a rosary to be recited at 7 o'clock the same evening. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with in

terment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. Father Enrique Alvarez will officiate.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Mejia's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 3, 2005.)

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Maria Ramos Mejia (2nd of 2 obits.)

Maria Ramos Mejia died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital Sunday, Nov. 27 at age 72.

Mrs. Mejia was born in Chavinda, Michoacan, Mexico on Oct. 16, 1933 to Jesus and Dolores (Ibarra) Mejia. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 26 years. A homemaker and wife and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Mejia's children, Lupe Arizaga and her husband Arturo, Maria Gutierrez and her husband Jose, Rafael Ramos Jr., Esperanza Aguirre and her husband Hilario, Rosa Garibaldo and her husband Juan, Fernando Ramos and his wife Patricia, Josefina Carrillo and her husband Juan, Miguel Ramos and his wife Jamie, all of Woodland, Martha Vigil and her husband Genaro of Loomis, Ernesto Ramos and his wife Lupe of Sacramento and Maria De Jesus Bustos and her husband Jose Luis of La Habra; 35 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her sister, Bertha; her brothers, Jose, Carlos and Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband of 49 years, Rafael Ramos; her parents; her sisters, Jesus, Otilia and Genoveva; and her brothers, Nicolas, Ignacio and Ramiro.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Mejia's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a rosary to be recited at 7 o'clock the same evening. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland. Father Enrique Alvarez will officiate. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 4, 2005.)

MELINE

Marilee A. Meline

After a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Marilee A. Meline died peacefully on Sept. 27, 2002, at her home in Roseville.

Born on April 29, 1936, in Woodland to Elmer and Jessie Wilson, she was 66 years old.

Until retiring in 1994, she was a longtime owner of PMP Auto Parts in Woodland. She then moved with her husband to Roseville where she was active in women's golf.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Robert "Bob" Meline; mother, Jessie Wilson of Woodland; brother, Jim Wilson and his wife Christine of Woodland, and their three children and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Jr. in 1965, and daughter, Carol in 1972.

Friends are invited to a memorial service Monday at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 1, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MELLO

Stanley William Mello

Stanley William Mello died July 19, 2005, in Davis. He was 78.

He was a World War II veteran and loved his country, his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat Mello; children, Tim Mello of Woodland, Heidi Mello Reed of Winters and Judy Di Benedetto of Halcott Center, N.Y.; sons-in-law Jim Reed Jr. of Winters and Chris Di Benedetto of New York; grandchildren Kelly and Kyle Mello of Woodland, and Elena and Greg Di Benedetto of New York; and his sisters and brothers in Sacramento.

"He loved his children and grandchildren, and was proud of his sons-in-law," his family said. "We will be with all of us always."

As per his wishes, there will be no funeral or services.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 21, 2005.)

MELLUISH

Robin Rebecca Jessup Melluish

Robin Rebecca Jessup Melluish died at her home in Klamath Falls, Ore. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at age 57.

Mrs. Melluish was born in Lindsay, and grew up in Orosi before moving to Woodland, where she lived for 16 years before moving to Klamath Falls in 1992. She worked in banking for 17 years, worked as a legal secretary for three years and also worked for the Oregon State University extension in Klamath Falls.

Survivors include Mrs. Melluish's husband, Kevin Melluish and son Robert Melluish of Klamath Falls; father Fred Jessup and his wife Ginnie, of Visalia; mother-in-law Kathlyn Silva Melluish of Klamath Falls; sisters Mary Darch and her husband John, of Lewisburg, Tenn., Sally Thiessen and her husband Sam, of Kingsburg, Julie Filippi and her husband Robert, of Visalia; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Mrs. Melluish was preceded in death by her mother Rachel Bailey Jessup.

Services: A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Eternal Hills Memorial Garden, Klamath Falls, Ore.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 03, 2004.)

MELTON

Evadne Melton

Evadne Melton died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 in Woodland at age 78.

Born on May 20, 1925 in Pryor, Mo., Mrs. Melton had been a resident of Yolo County for 20 years. She was a member of the Foothills Assembly of God in Yuma, Ariz. She was a beautician until her retirement in 1969.

Survivors include her daughter, Victoria Melton of Brooks; sister Verlene Akers of Maryland; brothers, Carl Smith of Citrus Heights, Roy Smith of Amador County and Jerry Smith of Missouri and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Melton.

The family requests memorials be directed to Diabetes Foundation; or to Yolo Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, Novvember 26, 2003.)

MENDOZA

Antonia 'Toni' Mendoza

Antonia "Toni" Mendoza died Sunday, Jan. 2 at Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 82.

Toni was born April 22, 1922 in Gallup, N.M. She had been a Yolo County resident for 42 years. She attended schools in San Diego. Toni worked as a riveter on planes during World War II, was a housekeeper at Yolo General Hospital in the 60s and a homemaker. In the late 60s, she was the first woman Little League manager for the minor league team, the Solons, who took first place. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She enjoyed trips to the Cache Creek and Colusa casinos, playing bingo where she resided and gardening. At the age of 82, our Heavenly Father called upon her, where she will always be happy, healthy and smiling down on her family, who will always love her, miss her and will one day see her again. Survivors include her daughters, Toni Salazar and Ysabel Flores and her husband Frank; her sons, Gilbert Barrios all of Woodland, Victor Mena and his companion Cathy of Sacramento, Mike and Shirley Mena of El Cajon and Ramon and Rosalie Mendoza of Temecula; her sister, Virginia Sculley and her husband Bob of Vancouver, Wash.; her grandchildren, Joe, Rhea, Sonya, Mike Jr., Robert, Michelle, Michael, Diana, Gaylene, Mark, Toby, Tanya, Tina, Ramon, Anthony and Mariah; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Toribio and Trinidad Deras; her sister, Lupe Thompson; her brother, David Deras; her son-in-law, Sal Salazar; her great-granddaughter, Vanessa Navarrette and her good friends, Janette Samuels and Octavio Navarrette.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today,, Jan. 6 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 06, 2005.)

MENDOZA

Juana Maria Mendoza

Juana Maria Mendoza died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at her home in Knights Landing. She was 62 years old.

Born March 22, 1942, in Mexico, Mendoza lived in Yolo County for more than 41 years and was employed by the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 11 years. She was a member of Yolo County 4-H and an active member of the Knights Landing community through her involvement in fund-raising activities for Grafton Elementary School.

She is survived by her husband, Sabino Mendoza of Knights Landing; her mother, Socorro Cruz of Mexico; children, Maria Hernandez and her husband Misael of West Sacramento; Velia Delgado and her husband Jorge of Woodland; and Ruben Mendoza of Knights Landing.

She is also survived by her sisters, Maria Garcia and her husband Amador of Knights Landing; Irma, Adela, Carmen and Angelica Cruz; all of Mexico; and brothers Javier and David Cruz, also of Mexico. Five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her brother Jesus Cruz in 1974, sister Hortencia Cruz in 1979 and father Francisco Cruz in 1987.

An evening vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St. in Woodland, and a Mass of Christian burial will follow on Wednesday, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 24, 2004, 2004.)

MENG

Georgia Pauline Meng

Georgia Pauline Meng died in Woodland Friday, April 26, 2002, at age 79.

Born Aug. 3, 1922, in Colusa, Mrs. Meng had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. She was the daughter of Earl and Pauline (Pratt) Tucker. She graduated from Pierce High School in Arbuckle in 1940. She worked as a medical secretary for years and kept books for the family business. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 77. According to her family members, "she was a long time 49ers fan and loved gardening."

Mrs. Meng is survived by her husband, W.B (Pat) Meng; daughters, Janice Parker and husband Dale of Frisco, Texas; Beverly Wright and husband Don of Woodland; stepchildren, Bill Meng of Woodland, Keith Meng and wife Terry of Old Shasta, Kathy Palmiter and husband Richard of Bodega Bay; sister, Velma (Butch) Pera of San Rafael; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at American Legion Post 77.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616.

Nautilus Society of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, May 03, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MENGALI

Douglas Paul Mengali

Douglas Paul Mengali died at his home in Woodland Monday, April 18 at age 63.

Mr. Mengali was born Dec. 20, 1941 in Sonora. His family moved to Arbuckle in the early '50s to continue the family agricultural business. He graduated from Bishop Armstrong High School in Sacramento in 1959. He graduated from CSU Sacramento in 1963. He established Mengali's Florist from 1966 and was involved in the business until 1975. He was a longtime member of the Yolo Fliers Country Club in Woodland and was club champion in 1982 and senior club champion in 2003. He also volunteered for the Yolo County Can-Tree Organization.

Survivors include Mr. Mengali's wife, Karen Sternes-Mengali; his sons, Anthony Mengali and Brendan Mengali; his stepdaughter, Megan Lebov and his stepsons, Jason Hutchins and Andrew Lebov. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Dorothy Mengali.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today, Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 21, 2005.)

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Douglas Paul Mengali (1941-2005) (2nd of 2 obits)

Douglas Paul Mengali died at his home in Woodland Monday, April 18 at age 63.

Mr. Mengali was born Dec. 20, 1941 in Sonora. His family moved to Arbuckle in the early '50s to continue the family agricultural business. He graduated from Bishop Armstrong High School in Sacramento in 1959. He graduated from CSU Sacramento in 1963. He established Mengali's Florist from 1966 and was involved in the business until 1975. He was a longtime member of the Yolo Fliers Country Club in Woodland and was club champion in 1982 and senior club champion in 2003. He also volunteered for the Yolo County Can-Tree Organization.

Survivors include Mr. Mengali's wife, Karen Sternes-Mengali; his sons, Anthony Mengali and Brendan Mengali; his stepdaughter, Megan Lebov and his stepsons, Jason Hutchins and Andrew Lebov. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Dorothy Mengali.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today, Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 21, 2005.)

MENTINK

Gerald Dana “Jerry” Mentink

Rites held for Gerald Mentink

Memorial services were held in the Davis Community Church Tuesday morning for Gerald Dana “Jerry” Mentink, 51, who died in the Yolo General Hospital Saturday, December 19. McNary’s Chapel, of Woodland, was in charge of arrangements.

Mentink, a member of Woodland Elks Lodge, the Woodland Masonic Lodge and the Yolo Sportsman’s Club, was a native of Richfield, California.

He is survived by his father, Victor Mentink Sr., of Calistoga; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Kevin Belcher of Woodland; a daughter, Wendi Mentink of Sacramento; six brothers, Sterling Mentink of Yuba City, Roger Mentink of Palo Alto, Stanley Mentink of Eureka, Wesley Mentink of San Jose, and Tommy Mentink and Victor Mentink Jr., both of Davis; his former wife, Janice Mentink, and one grandchild, Ashley Belcher of Woodland.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 24, 1987, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MERALA

Marjan Merala

Marjan Merala, a 46-year resident of Davis, died peacefully on Dec. 2, 2005, with his children present. He was 83.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

Born on Aug. 28, 1922, he was the second of three children of Ferdinand and Marija Merala of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studied law at the University of Ljubljana until the occupiers closed the school in 1943.

He became part of the local resistance protecting the civilian populace from the Communist Partisans as well as the occupiers. After the war, he fled Slovenia and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Madrid, receiving his license in 1951.

After immigrating to the United States, he studied at the University of Illinois where he earned a master's degree in library science. While living in Chicago he met his wife, Marija. They were married in 1956 and had five children.

In 1959 the family moved to Davis where Marjan became librarian at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He loved books and became an associate university librarian for UCD. His primary responsibility was to administer the health sciences library. He was consulted in the design of numerous medical libraries, including Gainesville, Fla., and Vera Cruz, Mexico.

After his retirement in 1986, he continued to receive requests from the World Health Organization to help other schools.

He was fluent in nine languages, which allowed him to translate many medical research articles into English for the UCD faculty.

His life's focus was his family. He loved the outdoors and taught all of his children how to ski. Most family vacations were camping trips where everyone climbed the mountains and swam the lakes. He was the leader of Cub Scout Pack 194 and conducted many 50-mile hikes for his sons' Boy Scout troop.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Marija Merala; and his brother, Raymond (Rajko.)

He is survived by his children, Raymond Merala and his wife Laura Perani of San Carlos; Mark Merala and his wife Sylvie Pontbriand of Cupertino; Mariann Huso and her husband Tony of Clancy, Mont.; Anita Carte and her husband Jeff, of Clancy, Mont.; and Thomas Merala and his wife Lisa of Rocklin; and his sister, Marija Kuk, of Scarborough, Ontario.

He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Daniel, Kristen, Shannon, Gabriel, Kalli, Kerri and Marija.

The family asks that gifts in his memory be sent to: Marjan and Marija Merala Health Sciences Libraries Endowment Fund, Library Administration, Shields Library, UCD, Davis, CA, 95616-5292; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 5, 2005.)

MERCADO

Jesus (Jesse) Mercado

Jesus (Jesse) Mercado died following a lengthy illness in Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at age 56.

Born Sept. 19, 1945, in Mezquitic, Mexico, Mr. Mercado came to Woodland in the early 1960s and had been a resident since. He was employed by Yolo County Housing Authority for 29 years prior to his retirement in 1999. According to his family members, "he enjoyed traveling to Mexico to visit his family and spending time with his two grandsons."

Mr. Mercado is survived by his children, Sonia Mercado and Sophia Mercado, both of Sacramento; and grandsons, Anthony Mercado and Mateo Ramirez.

He is also survived by his mother, Enriqueta Macias Mercado of Guadalajara, Mexico; sisters, Rosa of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Yolanda of Long Beach; and companion, Anna Olmedo.

Mr. Mercado was preceded in death by his father, Baltazar Mercado of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m., at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Mercado, burial services will be in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland Healthcare Foundation.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland 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.)

MERCADO

Vidal David "Tata" Mercado

Vidal David "Tata" Mercado died at his home in Woodland on Tuesday, March 14 at age 77.

Mr. Mercado was born April 28, 1928 in Tenamaztlan, Jalisco, Mexico to Jose Mercado and Guadalupe M. Gomez. He had been a Yolo County resident for 55 years. He worked for the Woodland Garbage Company for 22 years.

Survivors include Mr. Mercado's wife of 55 years, Sally Mercado; his daughter, Lydia Cabrera and her husband Gilbert; his sons, Robert Mercado, Joseph Mercado and his wife Paulette and Gerald Mercado and his wife Cyndi; his grandchildren, David Barrigan, Aurora Joven, Damien, Vanessa, Omar and Christian Cabrera, Marissa, Nitysh, Camille, Anthony, Brianna and Daniel Mercado; six great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Esperanza and Dometila Mercado. He was preceded in death by his sons, David and Danny Mercado; his parents; and his sister, Elisa Mercado.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral will follow at 7 p.m. at McNary's. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 17, 2006.)

MERCHANT

Ann Elena Merchant

Elena Merchant services held Tuesday

Memorial services for Ann Elena Merchant, 87, were held Tuesday morning in the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters. Rev. John Reimers and Rev. Sue Fleenor officiated at the services.

Mrs. Merchant, a 65-year resident of Winters, died in a Sacramento hospital on January 13. She and her husband owned a ranch in the Buckeye district, where they resided until ill health necessitated the move to Sacramento.

Survivors are her husband, George Elmer; daughters, Barbara Jean McMurray, Beverly Leggett and Carol Johnson; son, George E. Jr.; brothers, Harold and Leslie Waggoner; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that any remembrances be made to Pioneer Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

(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.)

MERCHANT

George E. Merchant

George E. Merchant, 81, a retired orthodontist from Redwood City and Burlingame died Jan. 20, 2002 of pneumonia due to complications from a multiple hip fracture. He was surrounded by his five children and granddaughter, Shannon Lantis, at the time of his death.

Dr. Merchant was a resident of Atherton from 1950-1964, Woodside from 1964-1986 and Auburn/Sacramento from 1986 until his death. Born in Vacaville on Nov. 10, 1920 he was raised in Winters on a ranch producing apricots, peaches, walnuts, almonds, plums, prunes, grapes, figs and livestock. He graduated from Winters High School in 1938 and from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1943.

In December 1941, Dr. Merchant was drafted into the army and upon graduation sworn in as an officer and ordered to active duty at Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania, Camp Ellis Illinois, and the Fort Lewis Washington dental clinic, readying troops for overseas duty. He was assigned to the Hawaiian Air Command, the 793rd Anti-Aircraft, Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor. On Oct. 11, 1945 he married Jacqueline Davenport of Dixon. He completed his military service at Fort Ord.

Dr. Merchant started his 40-year orthodontic practice in Redwood City and by 1948 added a second practice in Burlingame two days a week. He was an active participant in the lives of his children and will be greatly missed. While living in Woodside, he spent many hours at Springdown Farm as a devoted Portola Valley Pony Club father and gave uncounted weekends hauling a horse trailer around Northern California for Jackie’s Combined Training Events. After his retirement from dentistry in 1986, he embarked on a new career building and operating car washes with his son Greg. Above all else he was a devoted family man.

Dr. Merchant is survived by his children Greg Merchant of Sacramento, Cathie Peterson of Atherton, Debbie Briggs of Sacramento, Jackie Merchant of Sacramento, Yvette Merchant of San Francisco; sisters, Barbara McMurry of San Rafael, Beverly Leggett of Roseville and Carol Johnson of Roseville; and six grandchildren. A family memorial was held on Saturday, Feb. 2.

(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.)

MEREDITH

V. W. Meredith

V. W. Meredith died following a short illness Friday, March 1, 2002 in Marshall Hospital in Placerville at age 78.

Born Aug. 19, 1923, in Roscoe, Texas, Mr. Meredith had been a Pollock Pines resident for 20 years. He was raised and educated in Woodland. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946. He worked for Marysville Tractor Co., Allis Chalmers Tractor Co., and McCormack-Morgan Equipment Co. He then worked for 17 years for Brown-Bevis Equipment Co. in South San Francisco as the business office manager and a corporate officer. He retired in 1975. He was semi-pro softball player. His team is in the Woodland Softball Hall of Fame. He was very interested in electronics, and he enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Meredith is survived by his wife, Mary Meredith of Pollock Pines; daughter, Karla Garvey of Pittsburg; sons, William Charles Meredith of Woodland, Daniel B. Meredith of Cameron Park, and Mark Alan Meredith of Woodland; stepdaughter, Vonnie Miller of La Quinta; and stepsons, Fred Bailard of Woodland and Rick Bailard of La Quinta.

He is also survived by his sister, Nona Mae Garrison of Capay; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield, with Pastor Rick Bailard of Southwest Community Church, Indian Well officiating.

Inurnment will be in the Rockville Cemetery, 4219, Suisun Valley Road, Suisun. There will be a military honors at the Cemetery.

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

Bryan-Braker Funeral Home of Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 06, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MERRIDETH

Mrs. S. Merrideth

"Daily Bee, " Sacramento, Monday Evening, May 10, 1886.

DEATHS:

In Winters, May 8, Mrs. S. MERRIDETH, aged 69 years.

(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.)

MERRILL

Nancy (Becket) Merrill

Nancy (Becket) Merrill died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in Woodland Memorial Hospital, at age 79.

Born Oct. 29, 1922, Mrs. Merrill was a native of Woodland and had been a Yolo County resident for about 39 years. She was a descendant of Yolo County pioneers and the daughter of the late Raymond Nason and Daphne (Hubbard) Becket. Her early years were spent on the family ranch in the foothills west of Dunnigan. She attended the first grade at Wildwood School. After the family moved to their dairy, west of Woodland, she completed elementary school at Dingle Grammar School and graduated from Woodland High School, as an honor student, in 1940. She then attended UC Davis for two years.

During World War II she worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, where she met her future husband. She was married after the war ended and lived on the Peninsula, where she and her husband both worked for Pan-American Airways. She was later employed by Fairchild Corporation and Stanford Research Institute as an executive secretary.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Merrill moved back to Yolo County, where she served as a volunteer for numerous organizations, including United Methodist Church, STEAC, CA House, Yolo County Archives, Yolo County Historical Society, United Methodist Women, and Davis Senior Center.

According to her family, "She was accomplished in stitchery and needlework. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, bird watching and photography. Yolo County history was an area of special interest."

Mrs. Merrill is survived by her sister, Jean Becket; brother, Jim Becket and wife Marge, all of Davis; niece, Kathleen Becket of Los Angeles; and nephew, Mark Becket and wife Maria of Grants Pass, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Joe Merrill.

A memorial service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis.

Burial is scheduled to take place next to her husband, at Colma.

Memorials may be directed to STEAC, P.O. Box 1047, Davis, 95617; or Mary's Chapel Cemetery Support Group, P.O. Box 91, Yolo, 95697.

Nautilus Society is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, May 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MERWIN

Warren Reuben Merwin

Warren Reuben Merwin died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia.

Warren was born Jan. 9, 1937 in Sacramento, the son of Reuben E. and Mabel B. Merwin of Clarksburg. He attended Clarksburg schools and the University of California at Davis where he was a member of the Cal Kappa Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and The R.O.T.C. He graduated with a BS degree in Agricultural Production. After six months Army duty, he joined the family farm of Merwin and Yelland in Reclamation District 999, Clarksburg, then grew processing tomatoes for Rudy Volz before joining his brother, Darrell as Merwin Farms, Inc. He was an active Delta farmer for 40 years during which time he served two years as President of The Yolo County Farm Bureau, four years as District 16 Director of The California Farm Bureau Federation and Board member of the California Tomato Growers Association. He retired in 1999 after farming with his sons as Gaffney Farms, Inc. Community activities included Sunday School teacher, River Ringers (Bells) and Trustee of The Clarksburg Community Church; Clarksburg Library Board and Troop 83, BSA where he received his Eagle Scout Award and earned the Silver Beaver Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in 1980. Warren was a 30 year member of The South Sacramento Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow.

He is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 43 years, Katherine and his sons, also Eagle Scouts, Robert his wife Elizabeth of Sacramento and David his wife Karlin of Clarksburg and his dear grandchildren, Jordan and Cecily; Jackson and Madeline. Also survived by his brother Darrell wife Joy Ann and sister Shirley Dana Leiser her husband Andrew and five nieces and nephews: Jeanne Chasko, Gary Merwin, Carolyn Fjord, Jim and Steve Dana. Dear brother-in-law of Stewart Bowers and wife Joyce of Orinda and uncle to Stewart, Barton and Byron.

A memorial service celebrating Warren's life will be held Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. at the Clarksburg Community Church, 52910 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg. Private interment. Memorials may be sent to the Golden Empire District, BSA; California Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund; or Rotary Foundation.

Harry A. Nauman & Son of Sacramento is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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

MESSENGER

Diane H. Messenger

Diane H. Messenger died June 24, 2002, after having battled cancer for 18 months. Her husband of 42 years, Derek Messenger, was by her side. She was 66 years old.

She was born on Nov. 4, 1935, in Manchester, England. She was the youngest of five children born to Harold and Alice Jolly. Her childhood was happy but marked by World War II. She had many stories to tell of constant air raids and dashes to the bomb shelters.

She met her husband when she was 6. Their families were friends so the two saw each other frequently over the years. They were married in an intimate wedding ceremony at St. Marks Church in Dorval, Montreal, on May 25, 1960.

In 1963, the couple immigrated to the United States and settled in Fremont where she gave birth to both of their daughters. The family moved to Davis in 1969.

She was a dedicated mother to her daughters Louise and Victoria. She became active at St. James School, the school her daughters attended. She would often volunteer her secretarial skills to Monsignor Coffey.

When her daughters entered high school, she became an administrative assistant at the summer session department at UC Davis. She would often "mother" the students with whom she dealt. In one instance, she opened her home to a French student who had no place to live for the summer. She worked at UC Davis for four years.

When her first grandchild was born in 1995, she reveled in her role as grandmother or "Nana," as she was lovingly called. In addition to being a dedicated mother, she was a doting grandmother. The subsequent births of her second and third grandchildren only added to her joy. Her fourth grandchild, Josh, was born three days after her death.

Her first priority was always her family. She took great pride in them and their accomplishments. She enjoyed needlepoint, walking, interior decorating and gardening. She will be dearly missed both in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Her ashes will be scattered in England, along with those of her brother who also died recently. A service will be held for her in England in July. A memorial service will be held in August at St. Martin's Church in Davis. Please call 672-0252 for information on this service.

Diane is survived by her husband; her daughters, Louise Boyle and Victoria Saha; her sons-in-law, Steven and Atanu; and her grandchildren, Ian, Alexandra, Priyanka and Josh.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 17, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MESSENGER

Martha Messenger

Martha Messenger of Davis died Dec. 10, 2004, in peace and surrounded by her family. She was 74.

Services and a celebration of her life will begin at noon on Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets.

Born Oct. 28, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, to Regina and Jay Rollo, she grew up in Enid, Okla., graduating from Holy Rosary School in 1948.

She married Clinton Messenger in 1950 and they moved to California in 1958. She lived in Davis for the last 43 years where she and her husband raised their five children.

She worked for the Davis School District for 23 years and loved to travel, play golf and tend to her roses. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

Her family remembers her as a loving wife, mother, friend and devoted Christian.

She retired in 1992 and traveled extensively with her husband, including excursions to the Middle East, Europe and the South Pacific.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clinton Messenger; her children, Cindy Butte and her husband Bob of Sacramento, Katie Silva and her husband Richard of Fair Oaks, Patty Ward and her husband Tom of Woodland, Tom Messenger and his wife Derinda of Monterey and Janie French and her husband Steve of Carefree, Ariz.

She is further survived by her sister, Wilma Ann Childers of Woodland.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of December 13, 2004.)

MESZAROS

Edward A. Meszaros

Edward A. Meszaros died March 25, 2001, following a car accident. Born Feb. 11, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Edward and Therese Meszaros, he was 50.

He was a resident of Woodland for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia and Hawaii for six years before moving to Woodland in 1975. He owned music stores in Sacramento, Davis, and Vacaville, and was co-owner of Woodland Music and Guitar where he taught guitar lessons. He was a musician who played guitar at Holy Rosary Church and an avid volleyball player, roller skater, and car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen; sons, Rob and Ryan; parents, Edward and Therese Meszaros; brothers, Jim, Mark, Bob and Rich; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cam and Bob McGriff, numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, and ten nieces and nephews.

A Rosary is scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association and the Holy Rosary Church music program.

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

METZ

Charles "Charlie" R. Metz

Charlie Metz, local working man-philosopher, died unexpectedly in his sleep on March 7, 2003.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1919, in Crvenka, Yugoslavia, to Charles Metz Sr. and Julia Lahm. He immigrated to America when he was 2 years old and grew up in the Bronx. He attended Townsend-Harris prep school in Manhattan and started at City College in New York, taking night classes and working during the day.

He didn't finish college, but did become a master brick mason, following in his father and grandfather's footsteps.

During World War II, he worked at a war plant, where he met Agnes Pauline "Pat" Ebhardt. The two were married in 1949 and began their married life in Brooklyn. Charlie had an inquiring mind and was a voracious reader of nonfiction. His intellectual searching for answers to the problems of humankind led him to convert to Roman Catholicism. He and Pat were part of the Catholic Worker movement, spearheaded by the late Dorothy Day.

In 1966, he moved his family west to Davis. Here he worked for the university in the physical plant and grounds departments, retiring in 1984. In his spare time, he built fireplaces, tiled bathrooms and fixed cracks in tile and masonry all over town. He and Pat found their niche in the peace movement, ecumenical movement, the Newman Center and the Davis Democratic Club.

He loved to engage people in conversation. He liked to joke with people and tease them in his sarcastic, New York kind of way. He also liked to challenge people by discussing the state of the world or the state of one's soul. He was also known for being an empathetic listener.

He usually left an impression upon those he met. He was eccentric, funny and, at times, caustic. He was passionately concerned about the lack of justice in our world. His life's work was trying to get people to understand that we all need to do a better job of taking care of each other. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any organization that works for peace and justice or any group that cares for the poor.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat; his daughter, Maura Macdonald and her husband Rod; three grandchildren, Lucas, Kevin and Jacob Macdonald; his sister, Lillian Carter and her husband Bill; and his nephew, Andrew Lang and his wife Linda Kennedy, all of Davis.

He is further survived by numerous godchildren, both here and back East, as well as extended family in New York, New Jersey and Michigan.

A Memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at St. James Catholic Church in Davis. A reception outdoors, by the Shrine of La Virgin de Guadeloupe, will follow. Davis Funeral Chapel helped with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 14, 2003.)

METZGER

Roy Lavern Metzger

Roy Lavern Metzger died at Brentwood on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at age 59.

Born March 22, 1944, in Woodland, Mr. Metzger had been a Yolo County resident for 31 years. He attended Capay Grammar school. He graduated from Esparto High School in 1963. He moved to Brentwood in 1975 and worked for California Division of Forestry for short time. He also worked for Truckadero in Dunnigan.

Survivors include his brother, Ernest Metzger and wife Linda of Capay; aunts, Opal Bertrum of Woodland, Florence Irvine and husband Ed of Rogue River, Ore., and Elsie Henson of Capay; nieces and nephews, Mark Metzger and companion Connie Stillwell, Tracy Metzger and husband Preston, Melody Beaver and husband David, Peggy Arnette and Kathy Norris; great-nephew, Christian Metzger; great-nieces, Tasia Metzger, Ambria Beaver, and Tamara Arnette; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Metzger; father, Zane Metzger; mother, Fern Metzger; brothers, Bill and Cecil Metzger; and sister, Myra Jane Arnette.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Traditional Care of Antioch.

Services: Graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 24, 2003.)

MEYER

James H. Meyer

Chancellor Emeritus James H. Meyer, who guided UC Davis, during its greatest period of unrest, change and growth and who was recognized as a leader in the adaptation of management theory and techniques to higher education, died Saturday, Oct. 12, after a lengthy illness.

A calming presence in moments of crisis and a patient and deliberate consensus-builder, Meyer, 80, served as chancellor from 1969 to 1987. His steady hand at the helm kept the campus moving forward for nearly a generation.

His tenure would see the establishment of four new campuswide divisions and the creation of the Graduate School of Management. Eleven major teaching and research facilities were constructed under his leadership and two more were completed shortly after his retirement - including a food and agricultural sciences building that now bears his name. The annual campus budget rose from $86.1 million to $583.9 million. Faculty and staff numbers increased from 4,100 to 12,800, and enrollment jumped from 12,000 to nearly 20,000. Some 65,000 alumni studied at UC Davis during his 18 years as chancellor.

He cultivated communication and contact among the diverse campus groups and between them and himself, and remained the chancellor known for riding his bike to work each day and for winning the Picnic Day cow-milking contest each year.

"This campus has benefited enormously from the vision and leadership of Chancellor Meyer," said UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef, who was hired by Meyer in 1984 as the campus's executive vice chancellor. "Jim mentored by example, and was clever enough so that you usually thought his great idea was actually your own. More than anything else, he taught that consultation with all the university's constituencies was essential on most campus matters."

Raised on a livestock- and grain-producing ranch in northern Idaho, Meyer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho, Moscow. After serving in the Marine Corps in the Pacific in World War II, he received his master's and doctor's degrees in animal nutrition from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He then joined the faculty of UC Davis' Department of Animal Science, where he progressed through the ranks from instructor in 1951 to professor in 1962. He served three years as department chair, then nine years as dean of the College of Agriculture.

In 1967, he led the college to change its name to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. "He knew the environmental vulnerabilities of production agriculture, and felt the university had to be involved in the solution to those growing problems," said Chancellor Vanderhoef. "In that day, many considered the name change treason, but Jim prevailed and many colleges across the country followed his lead."

As chancellor, Meyer's research emphasized the application of modern management systems in the administration of a university, stressing flexibility, decentralization, a minimum of administrative overhead and the ability of an institution to change. In retirement, he returned to his home department of animal science and wrote and lectured about the changing role of the land-grant university in modern society.

He leaves his wife, Alice Bell; daughter Trace Harris and son-in-law Jon Harris of New York City and their son, Jack; daughter Joan Meyer and son-in-law Tom Chalmers of Weston, Mass., and their children, Margot and Tom Chalmers; son Gary Meyer and daughter-in-law Marti Jo Meyer of Sacramento; son Stephen Meyer and daughter-in-law Mary Lou Flint of Sacramento and their children, Willy and Nick; and daughter Susan Meyer of Davis and her children Matthew, Jamie and Joseph Shimek. He is predeceased by wives Margaret Hickman Meyer and Mary Regan Meyer.

A private graveside service for the family will be held this week, as well as a small memorial service for family friends at University Retirement Community in Davis. A university memorial service is planned for later this fall quarter.

The family asks that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider a donation to benefit students in the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. Checks, made out to "UC Regents" in memory of James H. Meyer, should be directed to the Animal Science Memorial Fund, c/o the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MEYERS

James Page Meyers

James Page Meyers died in his Brooks, Ca. home Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at age 56.

Born Sept. 21, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Meyers had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years. He attended Winters High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was employed by UC Davis for 34 years. He was an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Meyers of Brooks; daughters, Leia Magalong and Jamey Humpries, both of Vacaville; stepdaughter, Julie Bangayan of Woodland; and brothers, Jeff Repko of Tacoma, Wash., Tony and Matt Repko, both of Cottonwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Clark and A. Repko.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 20, 2004.)

MEYERS

Korra Jean Meyers & Jesika Rose Hernandez

Two funeral services are planned for Annemarie ''Annie'' Hernandez and her two children, Korra Jean Meyers and Jesika Rose Hernandez, whose bodies were discovered last week in the Sacramento River. All three were last seen on Nov. 2, 1999.

Annemarie was 34, Korra was 5 and Jesika was 2.

Annemarie was born in Woodland on Nov. 20, 1965. She was raised in Dixon where she attended local elementary schools and Maine Prairie High School. She married her longtime companion, Armando Hernandez, in Reno in January 1998. The couple lived in Galt.

Korra was born June 5, 1994, in Sacramento and Jesika was born July 20, 1997, in Vacaville.

They are survived by Annemarie's husband, Armando Hernandez; her two sons, Anthonie Boles and Daniel Hernandez of Dixon; her mother and stepfather, Jeanne and Bill Peterson of Dixon; two sisters, Denise Gaskins of Sacramento and Karyn Peterson of Brentwood, Tenn.; three brothers, John Thomas of Washington, Philip Bauman of Sacramento and Stephen Peterson of Dixon; grandparents, Loretta Boles of Red Bluff, Pearl and Bill Schellhorn of Davis and Leander ``Pete'' Peterson of Lucerne.

Additionally, Korra Meyers is survived by her father, Michael Meyers of Wisconsin; grandparents, Jesus and Petra Hernandez of Galt and Jackie Meyers of Wisconsin.

Annemarie was preceded in death by her father, Richard Joseph Schellhorn; and grandparents, Kenneth Richard Boles, Richard Bauman and Dora Jean Peterson.

One funeral service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chabolla Center, 630 Chabolla in Galt and another will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Dixon Community Church, 955 E. A St. in Dixon.

The committal service will be Monday at the Dixon Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Galt Funeral Home, 702 B St., Galt.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Northern California Unit, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477 or to Cyndi Search for Missing Adults, 22551 Third St., P.O. Box 315, Clements, CA 95227.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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