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MICHAEL

Lawrence A. Michael

Lawrence A. Michael of Davis died on Feb. 24, 2002, in Sacramento. He was 78.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1924, in Davis to Fred and Marie Michael. A graduate of Davis High School, Michael attended UC Davis before enlisting in the Navy in World War II. During the war, he served on the USS Omaha in the Pacific.

After the war, he graduated from San Jose State University and began his career at the Westinghouse Corp. in Sunnyvale. He retired from the corporation's materials management marine division in 1986.

Michael, an avid golfer and San Francisco 49ers fan, is survived by his wife, Elsie Michael, and daughter, Laurie Michael.

A private service was held Monday, March 4, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.

Donations in Michael's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. More information about donating is available at www.cancer.org.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 13, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

MICHAUX

Dorothy Donaldson McAlister Michaux

Dorothy Donaldson McAlister Michaux died Jan. 4, 2005, following a long battle with cancer. She was 78.

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Born June 28, 1926, in Ely, Nev., to Dora and Peter McAlister, she arrived in California with her family in a Model T Ford on her first birthday. She attended grade school in Portola.

After graduating from Stockton High School and Stockton Junior College, she studied for a year at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, with an emphasis on kindergarten/primary education. She later taught kindergarten in Richmond.

On her return to the United States, she continued her study of early childhood education. She graduated from San Jose State College. It was there that she met her future husband, Bernard Michaux. Fifty-four years ago they were married in Morris Chapel at the College of the Pacific in her hometown of Stockton. Their marriage was described as one of unusual love and loyalty.

Her family said she was devoted to children. Her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews all had a great fondness for her. She was known for her joy of finding a bargain, regularly gathering collectibles from garage sales and thrift shops. She also enjoyed visiting with acquaintances while dining with her husband at Cindy's Restaurant in Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bernard Michaux; their three children, Joan Chandler and her husband John of Davis; Jean Bloomquist and her husband Mark of San Carlos; and Bruce Michaux and his wife Cindy UpdeGrave of Seattle, Wash.; and her siblings, Mary Stark of Auburn, and Scott McAlister of Concord.

She is further survived by eight grandchildren, Laura, Lisa, Christina and Jason Chandler; John, David, and Angela Bloomquist; and Mielle Michaux.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 10, 2005.)

MICHEL

Jose G. Michel

Services held for Jose G. Michel

A graveside service was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Woodland yesterday (Dec. 6) for Jose Guadalupe Michel, who died Sunday, Dec. 3, in a hospital in Woodland. A native of Mexico, he was 61.

A rosary was recited at McNary’s Chapel in Woodland on the evening of Dec. 5.

Mr. Michel is survived by sons, George Michel, Jess Michel and Joemanuel Michel, all of Woodland, and Arthur Michel of Los Angeles; one daughter, Rosemary Calderon of Sacramento; brothers, Joaquin Michel and Miguel Michel, both of Winters, and Lino Michel and Antonio Michele, both of Mexico; three sisters, Nate Garcia of Winters, and Rachel Michel and Perta Michel, both of Mexico; and 11 grandchildren.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 7, 1989, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MIDDLETON

Lura S. Middleton

Lura Skinner Middleton died on Dec. 2, 1999, in San Leandro. Born on Aug. 11, 1914, in Council, Idaho, to Clyde and Cora Skinner, she was 85.

She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1935 and did graduate work at San Francisco State University. She worked as an editor for the University of Colorado, for the Western State Commission for Higher Education and as a business officer for the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UC San Francisco.

For 15 years she was a continuing education specialist for UC Davis Extension, retiring in 1984.

She was married to Marion Elliott, who died in 1953. In 1965, she married Norman Middleton, who died in 1994.

She was active in the University Farm Circle and was a charter member of the Design Alliance, support group for the UC Davis design department. She worked as a volunteer for Yolo Hospice at the Davis Community Clinic.

She is survived by two sons and their families, Kent and Arline Elliott and Larry Elliott, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters, Christi Elliot of Laguna Beach and Suzanne Elliott, a student at UC Davis; two brothers, Maynard Skinner of Davis and his family and Durland Skinner of San Leandro and his family; and numerous first cousins.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Family and friends will gather following the service at the home of Maynard Skinner and Cristy Jensen, 222 University Ave. in Davis.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers made be made to the Design Alliance at UC Davis, in care of Maynard Skinner, 222 University Ave., Davis, CA, 95616.

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

MIELKE

Sharon Janean (Burke) Mielke

Dixon resident Sharon Janean (Burke) Mielke died June 11, 2003, at the home of her sister in Esparto. She was 54.

Born in Woodland, she grew up in Esparto, graduating from Esparto High School in 1967. A homemaker, she and her husband Ron Mielke had two sons, Christopher and Ronnie.

Sharon is survived by her husband and sons, sisters Dorothy McKee and husband Charlie of Prague, Okla.; Veva Sliwinkski of Woodland; and Suzy Tadlock and husband Bruce of Esparto; brothers Marvin Burke and wife Diane; Roger Burke and wife Alberta; and Howard Burke, all of Woodland; granddaughter Kyra Wirth of Lodi, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norma and Red Burke.

A memorial is planned for noon Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 2600 Woodland Ave. in Esparto.

McNary's Chapel in Woodland is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, June 14, 2003.)

MIGUEL

Santiago V. Miguel

Santiago V. Miguel died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at age 91.

Born Dec. 25, 1910, in the Philippines, Mr. Miguel was the son of the late Anesento and Margareta Miguel. He had been a Yolo County resident for the past five years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater earning the campaign medal of the same name as well as the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a bartender for 45 years. He was last employed by the City of Paris in San Francisco. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Miguel is survived by his sister, Victoria Miguel-Lucas of the Philippines; nieces, Jacinta Barena and husband Larry of Carson, Lynn Miguel-Mullen and husband Tom and Ann Miguel-Joule and husband Frank, all of Woodland; nephews, Santi Miguel and wife Verline of Esparto, Leon Miguel and wife Jane of Woodland; cousin, Andrea Miguel Amor and husband Dominador of New Orleans; stepson, Samuel Pasion and wife Esther of San Jose; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Felicidad (Mangaoil) Miguel in 1990; cousin, Leon Miguel in 1981; and stepson, Theodore Pasion in 2001.

The vigil service is scheduled at 7 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

A funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

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.)

MIKKELSEN

Duane S. Mikkelsen

Duane S. Mikkelsen died Nov. 13, 2004, at his Davis home after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.

A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 785 Elmwood Drive in Davis.

Born Nov. 1, 1921, he grew up in Provo, Utah, graduating from Brigham Young University. After serving in the Pacific as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he resumed his education at Rutgers University, receiving a doctorate degree in soil science.

He joined the faculty in the agronomy department at UC Davis in 1949 where he spent his professional career, retiring as a full professor after nearly 40 years of service. A keen desire to help farmers solve practical problems was a strong motivation in all his professional endeavors worldwide. He published hundred of articles relating to his particular interest, rice production and the chemistry of flooded soils.

He organized and served as the first president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy and was active in conducting research and teaching their practical application to farmers in California and throughout the world.

He conducted research and advised on agricultural problems in numerous developing countries, including Egypt, the Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Brazil, receiving many national and international awards in recognition of his work. He was a major professor to more than 100 master's and doctorate students.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving twice as bishop of the Davis Ward, providing leadership and counseling to hundreds of members.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; his daughter, Marcia Murphy of Williamsburg, Va.; three sons, D. Craig Mikkelsen of Canby, Ore., Kent Mikkelsen, who resides near Washington, D.C., and Robert Mikkelsen of Davis; his sister, Alice Anderson of Orem, Utah; and a brother, Mont Mikkelsen of Layton, Utah.

He is further survived by 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Citizens Who Care or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 19, 2004.)

MILES

Samuel Paul Miles

Samuel Paul Miles died in his Woodland home Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at age 48.

Born June 29, 1954, in The Dallas, Ore., Mr. Miles had been a resident of Woodland for the past five years and previously had resided in Orland for 34 years. He was the son of the late Sara Loretta (Watenberger) Miles.

According to his family, "he was a uniquely talented and very special person. He will be loved always and missed greatly by family and friends."

He had served with the 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Rifle Expert Badge and t he USMC Good Conduct Medal before his discharge in 1974. Presentation of Military Honors will be conducted at the conclusion of his funeral service.

Mr. Miles is survived by his wife of 26 years, Becky (Phelps) Miles and son, Jacob Aaron Miles of Woodland; daughter, Sara Rachel Miles and fiancé David Gambrel of Modesto; granddaughters, Hannah Miles and Abigail Gambrel, also of Modesto; brother, Jim Miles and wife Penney; and nephew, Bobby Miles, all of Beaverton, Ore.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at the chapel, at 4 p.m. the same day with Pastor Steve Elwood of Oregon, officiating. Private interment will be scheduled at a later date.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 05, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Miles is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MILLER

Alexandria Miller

Alexandria "Ali" Miller died in Sacramento on Sept. 23, 2002. She was born on March 28, 1971. A native of Davis and an accomplished artist, she was 31 years old. She was also a resident of Esparto.

She is the beloved daughter of Sharon and Randy Miller, the loving granddaughter of her Nana, Peggy Miller, the dear sister of Amy Carpenter and the devoted aunt of Kayla and Brook. She is also survived by her uncles and aunts: Don and Joyce Ballard, Tammy and Art Valles, Scott and Kim Miller and Mike Miller. She is further survived by her cousins, Andrea, Ashley, Karynne, Traci and Jamie.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Friday at noon at the River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St. in West Sacramento. Interment will be at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Remembrances may be made to The Center (Information for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse), P.O. Box 1783, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 27, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MILLER

Calvin Miller

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

"Sacramento Daily Union," Monday August 4, 1862.

At Knight's Landing, July 28th, Calvin MILLER, aged about 42 years.

MILLER

Charles R. (''Dick") Miller (1st of 2 obits.)

Charles R. (''Dick") Miller died on Aug. 18, 2004, at age 79. He was born on April 25, 1925, and was raised in Davis.

He graduated from Davis High School in 1943 and spent his working career in the agricultural engineering department at UC Davis.

His father had been the volunteer fire chief in Davis who also ran a small electrical repair and appliance store.

Miller most recently lived in Carmichael. He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Miller, and a sister, Helen Olmo.

He will be interred at the Davis Cemetery. At his request, no services will be held.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 30, 2004.)

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Charles Richard "Dick" Miller (2nd of 2 obits.)

Charles Richard "Dick" Miller died peacefully at his home on Aug. 18, 2004. He was 79.

Born April 25, 1925, he was born on the UC Davis campus on Picnic Day.

He was employed by UC Davis in the agricultural engineering department, and was a volunteer in the Davis Fire Department. He was the original owner and operator of the Davis Answering Service.

He was a resident of Davis until his second marriage in 1970, when he moved to Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Laurella "Lu" Alderson Miller, and his sister, Helen Frances (Miller) Olmo.

He is survived by his son, Charles Edward Miller of Nehalem, Ore.; daughters, Linda Ogner of Woodland and Rita Miller of West Sacramento; grandchildren, Margaret Gedeon and her husband John of San Diego, Blair Francisco and Emily Francisco of Sacramento; great-granddaughter Hannah Gedeon of San Diego; and several nieces and nephews.

He is further survived by his brother, John D. "Jack" Miller III of Davis.

Respecting his wishes, no services will be held. He will be interned with his parents at the Davis Cemetery.

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

MILLER

David Nelson Miller

David Nelson Miller died in Citrus Heights on May 3, 2004. He was 56 years old.

Born Feb. 24, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., he attended C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and UC Davis. He lived in San Francisco and New York City, but was a longtime resident of Sacramento.

A lifelong artist, he was also a carpenter and chef. His art had been exhibited numerous times in Sacramento, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City.

His family will remember him as a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marc Miller; and, his father, John Miller.

He is survived by his mother, Melba Miller of Citrus Heights; brother, John Miller and his wife Katherine of Davis; brother, Evan Miller of Elk Grove; and sister, Susan Miller of Davis.

He is also survived by two nephews, John and Andrew Miller of Davis; close family friends, Shelly Maita and her daughter Carly; uncles and aunts, Ed and Shirley Nelson of Lincoln, and Dick and Velma McGee of Sacramento; and, many loving cousins.

His family and friends will miss his wit, sense of humor, art, easy laugh and berets.

A private inurnment is planned for a later date at East Lawn Sierra Hills, 5757 Greenback Lane in Sacramento. A celebration of his life will be held in the near future.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, May 14, 2004, 2004.)

MILLER

Doris Katherine "Mom" Miller (1st of 2 obituaries)

Mrs. Doris Katherine "Mom" Miller passed away peacefully at her Woodland home surrounded by her loving family, Friday, March 18, 2005. "Mom" was born in Birmingham, Ala. Oct. 19, 1922 to Robert and Helen W. (Wynn) Mason. Mrs. Miller was a Yolo County resident for the last 60 years.

Raised in Birmingham, Ala., Doris attended Miles College, graduating with a BS degree and taught elementary school for two years. She was the homecoming queen at Miles College for three years. She met Victor W. Miller while he was in the military and moved to California in 1945, where she devoted her time to being a housewife and raising her four children. Doris worked for E.O.P. for the county, generously helping many needy families and worked in home health care for several years, later becoming a child care provider. When Doris retired from working she never lost her title as "Mom" Miller or "Grandma" to many. Through the years, many did not know her real name was Doris, but she was "Mom" or "Grandma" to all. While retired, she enjoyed the company of her family and friends, which always managed to find their way back to her throughout the years. Her love of all of her children and grandchildren is what kept her young in spirit and heart. With all of her wisdom and advice, she always offered a prayer and was willing to help anyone. So ... as Mom would say, "that's cool."

Surviving Mrs. Miller are her children, David R. Miller and fiance Debbie of Woodland, Stephen W. Miller and wife Lori of Susanville, Denyse Y. "Sissy" Miller-Mamou and husband Don Mamou and Cynthia H. Miller, all of Woodland. Grandchildren include Margot G. Birch and husband Dr. John Birch of Granite Bay, Brett and Zachary Miller of Woodland, Sanita Coutee-Washington and husband Staff Sergeant Douglas of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Dennis E. Coutee and partner Tiara Sells, Timothy D. Coutee and partner Stephanie Morales, Stephen Miller II and fiancŽe Vanessa, all of Woodland and Alexander Miller and Catherine Miller of Susanville. Great-grandchildren Jordan and Baylee Miller of Woodland, Michael, Ethan, Gabriela and Sofia Birch of Granite Bay, Tayzyah Washington and Karisa Washington of Oklahoma, Jaiden, Jocelyn and Destin Coutee and Stephen Miller III all of Woodland, and former daughter-in-law Arloa Miller of Rocklin. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended adopted family also survive Mrs. Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Karisa Coutee and great-grandson D'Kaiah Coutee.

No visitation scheduled. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the American Legion Yolo Post No. 77, located at 523 Bush St., Woodland. A special memorial in celebration of Mrs. Miller's life will be dedicated in her name with a big farewell party with her favorite nephew's live band, Nathan Owens and the Sounds of Motown, at Cache Creek Casino in Club 88 on April 9 at 9 p.m. The family requests donations in Mrs. Miller's memory be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 22, 2005.)

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Doris Katherine 'Mom' Miller (2nd of 2 obits.)

Doris Katherine "Mom" Miller died at her Woodland home Friday, March 18 at age 82.

Mrs. Miller was born in Birmingham, Ala. Oct. 19, 1922 to the late Robert and Helen W. (Wynn) Mason. She had been a Yolo County resident for the last 60 years. She attended Miles College, graduating with a BS degree and taught elementary school for two years. She was the homecoming queen at Miles College for three years. She was a housewife. She also worked with Equal Opportunity Programs for Yolo County and later worked in home health care for several years and as a child care provider.

Survivors include Mrs. Miller's children, David R. Miller and his fiancée Debbie of Woodland, Stephen W. Miller and his wife Lori of Susanville, Denyse Y. "Sissy" Miller-Mamou and her husband Don Mamou and Cynthia H. Miller, all of Woodland; her grandchildren, Margot G. Birch and her husband John of Granite Bay, Brett and Zachary Miller of Woodland, Sanita Coutee-Washington and her husband Douglas of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Dennis E. Coutee and his partner Tiara Sells, Timothy D. Coutee and his partner Stephanie Morales, Stephen Miller II and his fiancée Vanessa, all of Woodland and Alexander Miller and Catherine Miller of Susanville; her great-grandchildren Jordan and Baylee Miller of Woodland, Michael, Ethan, Gabriela and Sofia Birch of Granite Bay, Tayzyah Washington and Karisa Washington of Oklahoma, Jaiden, Jocelyn and Destin Coutee and Stephen Miller III all of Woodland, and former daughter-in-law Arloa Miller of Rocklin and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended adopted family. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Karisa Coutee and great-grandson, D'Kaiah Coutee.

The family requests memorial in Mrs. Miller's name be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at the American Legion Yolo Post No. 77, 523 Bush St., Woodland. A special memorial in celebration of Mrs. Miller's life is scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. The farewell party is dedicated in her name will feature her favorite nephew's live band, Nathan Owens and the Sounds of Motown, at Cache Creek Casino in Club 88. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MILLER

Edith D. Miller

Edith D. Miller died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the home of her niece, at age 97.

Born Nov. 5, 1905 in Los Angeles, Ca. Ms. Miller had been a resident of Woodland for 19 years. She was an elementary teacher for 38 years in the Los Angeles area.

Survivors include her niece, Joye Niehues and husband Leo of Woodland; great nephews, Leo Niehues Jr. and wife Mary and children, Kristen, Kyle, Ross and Rochelle of Redwing, Minn., Perry Niehues and children Michael, Megan, and Madeline of Woodland; great nieces, Tammy Hughes and husband Tom and children Cody and Jenna of Hager City, Wis., and Lori Schneider and husband Mark and children, Andrew and Scott of Prescott, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Anna Miller, sisters, June Thiese, and Caroline Cherry Hopkins and Bro. Fred Miller.

Services: Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Woodland City Cemetery on West St.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, June 22, 2003.)

MILLER

Eileen S. Miller

Eileen S. Miller died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital Monday, March 21 at age 98.

Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 3, 1907 in Watsonville. She had been a resident of Yolo County for about 15 years. She graduated from Humboldt County High School in Winnemucca, Nev. She, along with her husband, owned a small grocery/stationary/toy store. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the V.F.W., a 75-year member of the Eastern Star of Winnemucca and was a member of Woodland Presbyterian and St. John's United Church of Christ churches.

Survivors include Mrs. Miller's daughter, Joye Thomas; her son, Robert Watt and his wife Darlyn; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Kenneth Watt; her second husband of 45 years, Donald Miller; her son-in-law, Duchin "Dutch" Thomas and her granddaughter, Robin Thomas.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Miller's name be directed to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Miller's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at St. John's Retirement Village Chapel, 135 Woodland Ave. The Neptune Society of Northern California is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 25, 2005.)

MILLER

Frankie Lois Miller

Frankie Lois Miller died of cancer at the UC Davis Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2004.

Born June 30, 1926, in Herried, S.D., Mrs. Miller graduated from Galt High School in 1944 and attended Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Ore. She was an active band, playing the flute and being an accompanist on the piano and organ. She married in 1945 in Galt. They resided in Martinez from 1946 to 1952 where she worked for Contra Costa County. In 1952 they moved to Linden, and then to Woodland in 1956. She was an organist in the First Christian Church. She worked for Harry Ackley, and Purtell and Hoppin in Woodland as legal secretary; Dahl, Heffner in Sacramento and finally Bogle and Gates in Seattle when she retired in 1985. After retirement they returned to Lake Almanor.

Survivors include her husband, Marion E. Miller of Lake Almanor; daughter, Clarice Martin and husband Bob of Davis; son, Jerry Miller and wife Karol Miller of Suisun; grandchildren, Derek and Stacey Duncan, Kara and Greg Casey, all of San Jose, Lisabeth Martin of Sacramento, Molly Martin of Santa Barbara, Megan and Richard Kozma of Cassleberry, Fla., Stacey and Sherwood Hill of El Paso, Texas, Darrin Miller of Vacaville; and great-grandchildren, Kaylest Kozma and Mackenzie Duncan. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrl Quaschnick; siblings, Clarice Fenske, and Pete, Robert, Roy, and Kathleen Quaschnick.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; or the Lake Almanor Peninsula Fire Department. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 8, 2004.)

MILLER

Genevieve LaPlante Miller

Genevieve LaPlante Miller died in her sleep after a short illness Sept. 13, 2004, in Davis. She was 79.

Born April 2, 1925 in Arizona, she lived in Davis for 22 years where she worked as a real estate broker and an instructor for the Adult Education Program.

She was active in the community during her real estate years, and loved painting, reading and traveling. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching their softball, basketball tennis and soccer games.

She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy King.

She is survived by her husband, Lauren Miller of Woodland; daughter, Cindy Nagel of Modesto; and two sons, Steve King of Sacramento, and son Robert Miller and daughter-in-law Rose Mary Miller of Davis.

She is further survived by her grandchildren Katrina and Caron Miller of Davis, Timothy and William King of Manteca, and Paul King of Kentucky.

The family will not be holding a service, but request that any individual wishing to remember Genevieve, can do so by sending donations to the Yolo Hospice, P. O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 21, 2004.)

MILLER

Harry Alden Miller, Jr.

Harry Alden Miller Jr. died in his Woodland home Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at age 85.

Born Sept. 10, 1920, he had been a Yolo County resident for about 35 years. He was the only son of the late Harry Alden Miller Sr. and grew up in Bath, Maine.

Survivors include his wife and friend of 26 years, Mary A. Duncan of Woodland; daughter, Gayle Dittig; and son, Bruce Robert Miller, both of California; stepdaughter, Helen Shellhammer of Woodland; stepsons, James, Michael and David Duncan; and many grandchildren.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Miller, there will be no services or memorials and his body has been donated to science at UC Davis Medical Center.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 28, 2005.)

MILLER

Howard Miller

Howard "Danne" Miller died peacefully Nov. 4, 2001, at the home of friends who have been his caretakers for the past three years.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1901, in Mt. Vernon, Wash., to Henri and Clara Dannemiller. He had lived in Davis since 1932 and celebrated his 100th birthday this past September. He worked for PG&E for 44 years and retired in 1966 as a sub-foreman. He helped install many of the PG&E lines around Davis.

Miller was a member of St. James Church, as well as being a member of the Knights of Columbus for 81 years. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his children, daughter Jeanne and her husband Charles Palma of Davis and son Jerry Miller of Dublin; his brother, Joe Lamping, and his sister, Clara Allen, of Spokane, Wash.; nephews Raymond "Bud" Maris and his wife Jane of Hayward, William Maris of Anacortes, Wash., and Jerry Dannemiller of Salinas; as well as other nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Effie Miller; his brothers Paul, Leo, Mattew and Herbert Dannemiller; his sister, Hilda Maris; his son-in-law Harold "Hal" Falkenham; his brother-in-law, Carl Allen; and his sister-in-law, Elda Lamping.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church, 14th and B streets in Davis. Burial will be at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people donate to the St. James Church Building Fund or their favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 6, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MILLER

Laurelia Miller

Laurella "Lu" Maurine (Davis) Alderson Miller died on March 21, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. She was 72.

Family members described her as a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining. She also loved animals, particularly cats.

Born Nov. 29, 1928, in Hershey, Neb., she has lived in California since 1935. She worked as a dispatcher at Yolo County Communications in the 1960s. After her second marriage in 1970, she worked for a short time at Central Bank, then joined her husband as co-owner and operator of the Davis Telephone Answering Service until 1973.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Charles Richard "Dick" Miller of Woodland, and three daughters - Lynn Parrish and her husband David of Visalia, Sandra Alves and her husband Jack, and Dorah Medina and her husband Ray, of Woodland.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cecile Parrish, Alivia Alves and James Vorce, and a great-grandson, Joshua Vorce. Other survivors are a stepson, Edward Miller of Portland, Ore.; stepdaughters Linda Ogner of Woodland and Rita Miller of West Sacramento; stepgrandchildren Margaret, Blair and Emily Francisco of Sacramento; sister-in-law Avis Davis of Alameda; brothers-in-law John D. "Jack" Miller and Harold Olmo of Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Mae (Detwiler) Davis; father, Fay Elwin Davis; son, Walter "Walt" Alderson; and brother, Kenneth Elwyn Davis.

No services were held, at the request of the family. Inurnment will be in the family plot at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Yolo County Sheriffs Department Animal Services, 41831 Gibson Road, Woodland, 95775.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 12, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MILLER

Malcom R. Miller

Dr. Malcolm R. Miller, professor emeritus at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, died on June 12, 2002 from complications after suffering a stroke. Born on Dec. 31, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was 86 years old.

Dr. Miller had a long and distinguished career as both a professor of medicine and researcher. In the course of his career, he traveled widely and spent three years helping to establish medical schools in Africa.

He had a wide range of interests, including literature, classical music, botany and ornithology. Dr. Miller grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he became an Eagle Scout. He received his Bachelor's degree in science from the University of Washington in 1937, a master's degree in science from Harvard University in 1939, a PhD in zoology from UCLA in 1942 and his medical degree in 1945 from the UCSF School of Medicine.

Dr. Miller served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps medical research unit toward the end of World War II. He joined the medical faculty at Stanford University in 1949, where he worked for nine years before beginning his teaching career. During his career, he received two Guggenheim Research Fellowships and a Fulbright scholarship.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dr. Jeanne M. Miller of Kentfield; daughter Tammie Harrington of Winters; granddaughter Alexa Harrington and great granddaughter Maia Harper Harrington Reep, both of of (sic) Seattle, Washington; brothers, Robert V. Miller and Norman P. Miller of Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by his son, Guy Harrington.

At Dr. Miller’s request, there will be no memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Miller’s name to the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, Department of Herpetology, San Francisco, CA, 94118, or the Friday Harbor Marine Research Station, University of Washington, c/o Dennis Willows, Seattle, WA 98250.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 20, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MILLER

Marion P. Miller

Marion Pauline Miller of Davis died on April 28, 2002, in Davis. She was 87.

She was born in Scotia, N.Y., on Sept. 28, 1914, to Agnes and Einer Christensen. Her family moved to Oakland when she was 9 years old.

She graduated from Castlemont High School in 1931. At the age of 18, she moved to Hawaii, where she met Milton A. Miller. They married in 1941, and were married for 60 years until his death in 2001.

In 1941, the couple moved to San Diego, where their first son, Lauren, was born in 1943. They moved to Davis in 1944, when her husband joined the faculty of the zoology department at UC Davis. A second son, Richard, was born in 1947.

She was involved with health issues and did volunteer work with the Well Baby Clinic. She was a consummate homemaker and had an encyclopedic command of medical and nutritional information.

She loved travel and adventure, and her travels took her to Bermuda, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Scotland and Hawaii. She will be remembered for her devotion to family, her generous and kind spirit and her joie de vivre.

She is survived by her sons, Lauren, of Vancouver, and Richard, of El Dorado.

Friends of Marion and Milton Miller are invited to a celebratory remembrance of both of their lives that will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the family home at 639 A St., Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday May 2, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MILLER

Martin Wesley Miller

Martin Wesley Miller, professor emeritus of the food science and technology department at UC Davis, died after a short illness on April 23, 2005, in Sacramento. He was 80.

A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Cemetery. A reception will follow at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis.

Born Jan. 8, 1925, in Belden, Neb., to Emma B. and Dr. Earl E. Miller, his early years were spent in Scotia and Culbertson, Neb. His mother died when he was 7 years old, and his father, the town doctor, died in 1939. He and his younger brother Stephen lived in foster homes until his graduation from high school.

He tried to enlist in the armed services when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, but was refused because he was underage. On the night he graduated from Culbertson High School in May 1942, he turned down a scholarship to the University of Nebraska and took a job overseeing a rail shipment of cattle to California where he joined his half-sister, Mae.

He worked various jobs until he found a recruiter who looked the other way and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a radioman first class stationed in Honolulu, until his discharge in 1946.

During his service, he met and fell in love with Patricia Meyer of Oakland. They were married July 11, 1948, in Berkeley, where they were both students. He studied bacteriology while at UC Berkeley and received his bachelor's degree in June 1950.

On Jan. 16, 1952, their first child, Stephen, was born. After receiving his master's degree in food science in June 1952, Martin and Patricia moved to West Sacramento so he could continue working on his doctorate, working closely with Emil Mrak in the department of food science and technology at UC Davis. Son Craig was born in 1954 and daughter Susan in 1956.

He received his doctorate degree in microbiology in 1958 and the family moved to Davis, where he resided until his death.

He was an internationally recognized expert in food science. He had two books and numerous scientific articles published in the fields of food dehydration, food microbiology, fermentation, food spoilage by yeasts and molds, yeast taxonomy and ecology.

He was a researcher and consultant to the dried fruit and olive industries, as well as in international program activities in food science in Brazil, Saudia Arabia and Egypt. In 1964 he received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to Australia and the National Science Foundation Japan Society Science Award from 1967 to 1969. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists.

He was said to have loved working with the students and was a popular lecturer. He also served as master student adviser for the food science undergraduate major for many years, mentoring students from countries all over the world.

He retired from the university in 1988, although he was recalled for several years to teach upper division and graduate bacteriology and mycology courses for which he was uniquely qualified. He remained in touch with many of his former students until his death.

His family said he loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and camper. Early in their marriage, he and Patricia often backpacked in Yosemite and climbed Half Dome. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and got involved with genealogy, tirelessly researching his own family's history and Patricia's as well.

He will be remembered for many things, including his pipe, his whistle, his cheerfulness and his sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his half-sister, Mae, who died in 1971; and his son, Craig, who died in 1993.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Miller; his son, Stephen Miller; his daughter, Susan Hoffmann and her husband Jeff; and his grandchildren, Melissa Miller, Heather Hoffmann, Stephanie Hoffmann and Jason Hoffmann.

He is further survived by his brother, Stephen and his wife Arleen; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that remembrances be made to the Friends of Davis Arboretum or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday April 30, 2005.)

MILLER

Milton A. Miller

Milton A. Miller, a professor emeritus of zoology, died May 10, 2001, in Davis. He was 93.

Born Dec. 2, 1907, in Pittsburg, Mo., he grew up in Chicago and earned his bachelor's degree fron the University of Illinois. He completed his post-graduate studies at UC Berkeley and received his Ph.D. in zoology.

His first long-term teaching assignment was at the University of Hawaii from 1935 to 1941. It was while he was in Hawaii that he met his wife of 60 years, Marion.

During World War II, he worked as a civilian scientist for the Department of the Navy in San Diego. He contributed to the war effort by helping to formulate a barnacle-inhibiting paint for the hulls of Navy ships. His first son, Lauren, was born in 1943 while the Millers resided in San Diego. His second son, Richard, was born in 1947.

He had lived in Davis since 1944, when he joined the faculty of the zoology department at UC Davis. He loved Davis for the community it provided his family and chose to spend his sabbatical leaves in residence. One exception was from 1954 to 1955, when the family moved to Bermuda for his sabbatical assignment at the Bermuda Biological Laboratory. Later that year, he also worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass.

While living in Davis, he occasionally worked at the Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory. Prior to its opening, he served on a site-selection committee for the facility.

His passionate interests included music and golf. As a young man, he learned to play the trombone and, over the years, played in several amateur bands. Until just a few months before his death, he played with the Music from the Back Room band at various senior citizens' functions in Davis and Woodland.

At an early age, he learned the game of golf from his father and played regularly until just a few years ago. While in Hawaii he won a few amateur tournaments and achieved a 4 handicap.

He will be remembered for his love of family, dedication to science, compassion and sense of humor, including an uncanny penchant for making puns.

He is survived by his wife, Marion, who still resides in Davis; sons, Lauren, 58, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Richard, 53, of El Dorado; and siblings, Bernice Kaufman of Roseburg, Ore., and John Miller of Chino.

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

MILLER

Tyson Andrew Miller

Tyson Andrew Miller died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Los Molinos Monday, Jan. 17 at age 25.

Mr. Miller was born Jan. 20, 1979 in Woodland to Philip and Terri Miller. He had been a Yolo County resident for all his life. He attended Woodland Christian School and was a 1997 graduate of Woodland High School. He received his A.A. degree in criminal justice from Yuba College. He worked for Woodland Christian School from 1995 to 2003 and for PG&E since May 2003.

Survivors include Mr. Miller's wife, Trisha Miller of Esparto; his parents, Philip and Terri Miller of Woodland; his sister, Courtney Miller of Woodland; his grandparents, Sally Botts and Walt and Darlene Miller all of Woodland; his great-grandmother, Doris Webster of Vacaville; his father-in-law, Bob Stewart of Woodland and mother-in-law, Linda Stewart of Peoria, Ariz.; his aunts and uncles, Sally and Ted Mastos of Miami, Debbie Davis of Woodland, Lori and Mel Duncan of Folsom, Paula and Michael Parrish of Fallon, Nev. and Penny and Michael Moore of Esparto. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Warden Webster. The family requests memorials in Mr. Miller's name be directed to Woodland Christian School, 1616 West St., Woodland 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Saturday, at First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 22, 2005.)

MILLER

Vicki Lee Miller

Vicki Lee Miller, age 63, passed away March 28, 2003 at Merle West Medical Center, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Vicki was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Los Angeles, the oldest daughter of John and Myrtia Morley.

Vicki enjoyed the great outdoors and her animals deeply. She loved horses since she was a child and was known for rescuing any kind of stray or troubled animal she found. She also enjoyed gardening and canning fruits and vegetables and was well known for her excellent cooking. Her favorite hobby was leather craft and she lived to sew, but she most enjoyed being horseback with her dog on a long day's ride.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Chet Porterfield of Macdoel; daughter and son-in-law, Shayla and Duane Kasel of Simi Valley; sister, Marcia Kimura of Woodland; parents John and Myrtia Morley of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Kady and Kara Porterfield of Macdoel, Shalya L. Kasel of Des Moines, Iowa, and Thomas Kasel of Simi Valley; nephew and wife J and Ofelia Kimura of Woodland; and nephew, Dustin Kimura of Chico; and great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Siskiyou County Cattle Women Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Jennie Bridwell, P.O. Box 459, Grenada, 96038.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Dorris City Hall in Dorris, followed by a potluck luncheon. O'Hair & Riggs Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center of Klamath Falls, Ore is in charge of cremation arrangements.

(A photograph of Mrs. Miller is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 03, 2003.)

MILLIGAN

Elmer Dan Milligan

Elmer Dan Milligan died in Woodland Saturday, Dec. 18 at age 85.

Mr. Milligan was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Woodland, and had been a Yolo County resident his entire life. He graduated from Woodland High School, served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was later employed by Cobbledick-Kibbe Glass in Sacramento.

Survivors include his wife. Lucy A. Milligan; sons E. Dan Milligan and his wife Pat, of Las Vegas, and Michael Milligan and wife Anita, of Woodland; four grandchildren, Dan E. Milligan of Fort Dick, Brandon Milligan of Las Vegas, and Bryan and Shawn Milligan, both of Woodland; three great-grandchildren, Cody and Aimee Milligan of Las Vegas, and Daniel Jacob Milligan of Crescent City; as well as a cousin, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Milligan was preceded in death by parents Irene and Elmer Milligan.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 24, 2004.)

MILLINGTON

Yolanda (Limjoco) Millington

Yolanda (Limjoco) Millington, 80, of Hunt Way in Davis, died Dec. 19, 2002, at the Sierra Convalescent Hospital from complications following a stroke.

Born Feb. 10, 1922, in Manila, the Philippines, she was the daughter of Angel Sr. and Felisa (Lejano) Limjoco. She attended St. John's Academy in Manila, graduating in 1939. She was also a student at the University of the Philippines, but her studies were interrupted by World War II.

Following the war, she met Lt. Cmdr. John H. Millington of the U.S. Navy. The couple was married on May 28, 1947. They lived in the Philippines until 1961, at which time she immigrated with her husband and family to Sacramento. In 1969, she moved to Davis, where she lived for 33 years until her death.

She worked in sales for many years, selling products for Avon, Shaklee, Mary Kay and others, actively advocating proper nutrition and regular exercise, and also taking pride in personal grooming and appearance. She attended the Methodist Church for a number of years, as well as the Davis Christian Assembly, and most recently the New Testament Church in Woodland.

During the 1970s, she was an active member of the Stonegate Folk Dancers, a local dance group led by Viola Herman. The dancers performed regularly at schools and other community events. In addition to folk dance, she enjoyed belly dancing, gardening, bridge, reading and daily devotionals. She was also a regular visitor at the Davis Senior Center.

She is survived by her children, June Millington of Goshen, Mass.; Jean Madeloni of Davis; Richard Millington of East Palo Alto; Steve Millington of Sacramento; James Millington of El Dorado Hills; David Scott Millington of Kurtistown, Hawaii; and Sylvia Lyons of Greenland, N.H. She is also survived by two brothers, Ben and Nick Limjoco, who live in the Philippines; and by 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Memorial contributions may be made to The Institute for the Musical Arts, P.O. Box 867, Goshen, MA 01032.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 6, 2003.)

MILLS

Joy Kay Mills

Joy Kay Mills, a long time Winters resident, passed away while at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento on July 23, 2002.

Born Dec. 29, 1934 to Russell and Minnie Hicks in Yuba, OK she was 67 years old. Mrs. Mills was one of four children. She was married to Hugh B. Mills "Tiny" June 14, 1952 and the two resided in Richmond for a short time before moving to Lake Tahoe. In 1960, they moved to Winters to raise their two girls. For approximately 20 years, she was employed as a CNA for several of the area’s convalescent hospitals. Her longest tenure was at Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. She was well known and liked by her community and she was very devoted to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Mills was predeceased by her husband on January 1, 1981. She is survived by her daughters Pamela K. Gilliam of Burson, and Debra Walker of Winters, and grandchildren, Edward R. Mills of Winters, Charlotte Peifer of Lodi, and Mathew and Tiffany Walker of Winters, brother Billy R. Hicks of Davis and sisters Ellen Rutledge of Dixon and Esther Brewer of Winters. Three great grandchildren also survive her.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service for Mrs. Hicks on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Capay Cemetery, located at Highway 16 in Capay at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 1, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MILLS

Michael Lee Mills

Michael Lee Mills died in Esparto, Friday, May 14, 2004, at age 33.

Born July 8, 1970, in Woodland, Mr. Mills was a lifelong resident of Yolo County.

Survivors include his son, Alex Mills; mother, Dolores Mills; brother, Scott Mills and wife Carol; sister Pam Pearson and husband Ted; nephews, T.J. Mills, and Robbie Pearson and wife Summer; nieces, Sarah Mills, and Stacy Milliron and husband Matt. He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Mills.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 at Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 19, 2004.)

MILNE

Carl C. Milne

Carl Christian Milne died peacefully Sept. 9, 2002, with his family at his side. Born Jan. 9 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., he was 77 years old. His young life was spent in Nebraska and on cattle ranches in Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona with his parents, Renee and Frank Milne.

The Milne family moved to Richmond in 1942. He met his wife-to-be, Bernice Brown, in 1943 and the couple married in February 1944. They began their married life in San Jose and in 1959, moved to Nevada City. In the grocery business for 30 years, he is most remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and constantly beaming smile.

He enjoyed square dancing. When he did not have a construction project under way at home, he could be found lending a hand to friends and family members. He was a member of the Nevada City Masonic Lodge No. 13.

In 1975, he retired. He and his wife took to the road in their travel trailer to tour the United States. Eventually, they settled down in Davis in 1990 where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice; their daughter, Carla Knee and her husband Rick of Davis; his grandson, Rich Knee III and his wife Desma of Woodland; and two great-grandchildren, Vivian and Eli Knee of Woodland. He will be greatly missed by all.

Remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association, 909 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95814.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 18, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MINGES

Ardys Evelyn Minges

Ardys Evelyn Minges, 88, died Dec. 17, 2003, in Glen Falls, N.Y. Born in Nevada, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 1915, she was the daughter of Oscar D. and Leone E. Mason.

She was a 1933 graduate of Ames High School and attended Iowa State College for two years before going to work for Northwestern Bell in Ames as a telephone operator.

In 1938 she married Philip A. Minges of Battle Creek, Mich. Upon completion of his doctorate at Iowa State University, he took a position at UC Davis but moved to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1955. The couple lived near Ithaca until he died in 1978. She returned to Davis and lived here until 1997 when she returned to New York state to be near her son.

She was a member of Davis Community Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca. She cherished longtime relationships with friends with whom she kept in regular contact over the years and was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She loved the color red, cats, and anything chocolate.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis K. Boehme, and her husband, Henry, of Lisle, N.Y.; one son, Kendall Minges, and his wife, Carole, of Glen Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the church with which she was most recently affiliated, the Queensbury United Methodist Church in Queensbury, N.Y. Burial will follow in the McLean Cemetery, in McLean, N.Y.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 22, 2003.)

MIRACLE

Donna Larson Miracle (1st of 2 obits.)

Donna Larson Miracle died in Placerville Dec. 15, 2004 at age 77.

Mrs. Miracle was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Grand Forks, N.D. to Theodor and Jessie May Larson. She had been a Yolo County resident for 32 years. She attended San Jose State University and later graduated from Sacramento State, with her teaching credential and went on to spend 32 years teaching in the Woodland School District. The majority of her teaching career was as an elementary school reading specialist. After retirement, Mrs. Miracle volunteered her time teaching adults how to read. She was a member of the Paws and Taws Square Dance Club, Woodland Methodist Church and past president of the Woodland PTA.

Survivors include Mrs. Miracle's daughter, Lynn Picco and her husband Michael of Placerville; her sons, James Miracle and his wife Kathy of Broussard, La. and Gary Miracle and his wife Nancy of Colleyville, Texas; her grandchildren, Laura Froome, Jeffrey and Amy Miracle and Elizabeth and Robert Miracle; and her brother, Ted Larson and his wife Carole of Plymouth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Fredric James Miracle; her granddaughter, Emily Susanne Picco; her sister, Lila Mae Gjerde and her parents.

The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Miracle's name be directed to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave. Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136; to fund research in California. For more information about donations call (800) 327-4545.

Services: A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Miracle's life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Federated Church in Placerville, with Rev. Andrew Headden presiding. There will be a private interment at Westwood Hills Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 12, 2005.)

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Donna Larson Miracle (1926-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Donna Larson Miracle died in Placerville Dec. 15, 2004 at age 77.

Mrs. Miracle was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Grand Forks, N.D. to Theodor and Jessie May Larson. She had been a Yolo County resident for 32 years. She attended San Jose State University and later graduated from Sacramento State, with her teaching credential and went on to spend 32 years teaching in the Woodland School District. The majority of her teaching career was as an elementary school reading specialist. After retirement, Mrs. Miracle volunteered her time teaching adults how to read. She was a member of the Paws and Taws Square Dance Club, Woodland Methodist Church and past president of the Woodland PTA.

Survivors include Mrs. Miracle's daughter, Lynn Picco and her husband Michael of Placerville; her sons, James Miracle and his wife Kathy of Broussard, La. and Gary Miracle and his wife Nancy of Colleyville, Texas; her grandchildren, Laura Froome, Jeffrey and Amy Miracle and Elizabeth and Robert Miracle; and her brother, Ted Larson and his wife Carole of Plymouth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Fredric James Miracle; her granddaughter, Emily Susanne Picco; her sister, Lila Mae Gjerde and her parents.

The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Miracle's name be directed to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave. Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136; to fund research in California. For more information about donations call (800) 327-4545.

Services: A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Miracle's life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Federated Church in Placerville, with Rev. Andrew Headden presiding. There will be a private interment at Westwood Hills Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 12, 2005.)

MIRISE

Edward Frank Mirise

Edward Frank Mirise died in San Antonio, Texas Saturday, March 19 at age 80.

Mr. Mirise was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Colorado to John and Dorit Mirise. While living in California, he worked for the Paul Stephens Ranch, C.M. "Bud" Gordon Ranch, Wyatt's Hardware store and Adams Grain Dryer and Storage. He was a member of the Western Yolo Grange No. 423 and Yolo Pomona Grange No. 40. In San Antonio, he was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was active in the Men's and Senior Programs. He also did volunteer work at the Methodist Hospital.

Memorials in Mr. Mirise's name may be directed to Western Yolo Grange No. 423, the Trinity United Methodist Church of San Antonio or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7 at Capay Cemetery. A pot-luck luncheon will follow the service at the Grange Hall in Guinda. Porter Loring Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas is assisting with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 02, 2005.)

MISNER

Coline D. Misner

Coline D. Misner died following a brief illness Monday, June 2, 2003, at age 85.

Born May 1, 1918, in Kissimmee, Fla., Mrs. Misner was a homemaker for all her adult life. She served on the Altar Guild for the Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo. She also served on the hospital Guild in Vallejo General Hospital. She is a member of Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, Vallejo. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Maichel and husband George; son, Kenneth Wisner (sic) and wife Linda, all of Woodland; half brother, Russell Gardner of Fortuna; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Struble Family Funeral Services of Vallejo. Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, 2420 Tuolumne St., Vallejo, with The Rev. Andrea Felsovanyi officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 06, 2003.)

MITCHELL

Alvin Fredrick Mitchell

Alvin Fredrick Mitchell of Woodland died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital Oct. 28 after a brief stay. Mr. Mitchell's health deteriorated over the last few years. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Mitchell was born Dec. 3, 1929 in Findley, Okla. The family moved to Arizona when he was a small boy. Then to Yolo County using gas coupons in the mid 40s. He served in the Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War; for his injuries he received the Purple Heart. He worked for farmers and did custom hay bailing with his father. Then worked for Pepsi Cola before going to work for and retiring from Caltrans.

Survivors include Mr. Mitchell's wife of 48 years, Frances; his daughters Cheryl Mitchell and husband Leonard Curnutt of Woodland, Francine Moore and husband Elvin of Dunnigan; six granddaughters, Valerie, Teresa, Samantha, Frances Kaye, Clairice and Cherrice; 11 great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Jay, Dakota, Joseph, Taralynn, Elizabeth, Jessicah, Austin, Tamara, Marvin Jr. and Adrianna; his aunts Lillian Gay of the Marysville area and Ann Liddle from Phoenix and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Marie Mitchell, he was their only child. Also by his aunts Wilma and Clair and one granddaughter Caryn.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Mitchell's name be directed to their favorite charity.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland, with Reverend Larry Love officiating. McNary's Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)

MITCHELL

Becky Mitchell

Becky Mitchell, who was born in Fairfield, CA on April 28, 1963 died at St. Luke Hospital in San Francisco on September 11, 2005 due to a long illness. Mitchell was raised and attended school in Winters, CA. She is survived by her parents Josefina, of Willows and John Mitchell of Knights Landing, brother Jonathan Mitchell of Washington, sister Vanessa and her husband Patrick Throop of Caldwell, Idaho, her children Sylvia of Chico, Maria and Jonathan of Willows. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Her brother Christopher Ian Mitchell preceded her in death. A Christian burial service will be held for her on September 26, 2005 at St. Anthony’s Church in Winters, beginning with a rosary at 10:30 a.m., a mass at 11, and a burial service at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 22, 2005.)

MITCHELL

Donald Laru "Mitch" Mitchell

Donald Laru "Mitch" Mitchell died of emphysema/renal failure at Cottonwood Healthcare Center on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at age 81.

Born March 18, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Clarence Laru Mitchell and Hazel Margaret Clasen Mitchell. He served as a Ship's Cook First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

In 1952, Mr. Mitchell moved to Southern California where he was employed as a delivery truck driver for Foremost for over 25 years. He was a resident of Yolo County for the last five years where he volunteered as a Community Care Car Driver and participated in activities at the Senior Citizen Center. According to his family members, "he enjoyed playing bridge at the Senior Citizen Center as well as on the Internet with players around the world."

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his only son, Charles (Chuck) Mitchell and wife Marilyn of Woodland; granddaughter, Sheri Marcus and husband Jason of Vacaville; and grandson, Scott Mitchell of Woodland.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Mitchell of Grand Portage, Minn. earlier this year.

A private service is being planned.

The family requests memorials be directed to Community Care Car; Meals on Wheels; or St. John's United Church of Christ Memorial fund.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 21, 2002 (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Mitchell is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MITCHELL

Ernestine Luella Mitchell

Ernestine Luella Mitchell died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, March 27 at age 82.

Mrs. Mitchell was born July 6, 1922 in Arlington, Kan. to the late Ernest and Lottie (Butts) Nunemaker. She was employed in the aerospace industry, for the Aerojet Corporation and General Dynamics for a combined 20 years of service. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women of Montclair, serving as their treasurer in 1970, and was a member of Neighbors of Woodcraft for more than 40 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Mitchell's husband of 44 years, Otis Mitchell of Woodland; her daughters, Mary Westcot and her husband Dennis of Davis, Kay Delanty and her husband Bill of St. George, Utah; her grandchildren, Matthew Summers of Woodland, Monica Clark of Zamora, Tamara Reid of Denver and Sean and Brian Delanty of Las Vegas; seven great-grandchildren and her sisters, Thelma Foos and Della Seibenlist of Colorado. She was preceded in death by her sister, Delia Graef and her brother, Delmar Nunemaker.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Mitchell's name be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 1 at Woodland Cemetery with Pastor Donald L. Parker officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 31, 2005.)

MITCHELL

Ida Robbins Mitchell

Memorial services were held Sunday, January 24 in the Odd Fellows Home in Saratoga for Ida Robbins Mitchell, 90, a longtime Winters school teacher, who died in Saratoga, California, January 21, 1988. Inurnment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Saratoga.

Born in Vancouver, Washington, July 11, 1897, Mrs. Mitchell taught in the Winters elementary School from 1943 to 1958. She was a member of the Odd Fellows-Rebekah Lodges of Winters, and Madison and Woodland. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Winters, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Following retirement, she worked actively with senior citizen groups in Winters, Vacaville and Esparto. She moved from Winters in 1977 to the Country Villa Estates in Esparto.

Mrs. Mitchell was a graduate of the University of Oregon, and moved to California in 1923. Prior to teaching in Winters, Mrs. Mitchell resided and taught in Brentwood, Bryon (Byron), Rio Vista and Monticello Elementary Schools.

She is survived by a son, David G. Robbins of Folsom, daughters, Phyllis Robbins of Sacramento, and Margaret E. Phipps of Placerville, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Another son, Edward V. Flanders, preceded her in death.

("Winters Express," Winters, California, Thursday, February 4, 1988, pg. 2.)

MITCHELL

Robert E. Mitchell

Robert E. Mitchell died in Woodland Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at age 87.

Born March 15, 1917, in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Mitchell had been a Yolo County resident for seven years. He attended schools in Texas and Chicago, and graduated in Belmont High School in Los Angeles. He served the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1947 and earned five medals including Purple Heart from combat injuries. He retired in 1978 as a machinist.

Survivors include his stepson, James McMullen and wife Carolyn of Davis; grandsons, James McMullen Jr. of Redlands and Andy Hay of Davis; granddaughter, Donna Choi of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie J. Mitchell.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sacramento Children's Receiving Home. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside will be held at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 8, a Riverside National Cemetery, with full military honors.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 03, 2004.)

MITCHELTREE

Dale Richard Mitcheltree

Dale Richard Mitcheltree, a resident of Forest Grove, Ore., died Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2005, at his home from an accidental fall. He was 59.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1660 Elm St. in Forest Grove. Full military honors will follow. A celebration of his life will immediately follow the service at the Mitcheltree family home, 1506 Cedar St. in Forest Grove.

Born Aug. 21, 1945, in Long Beach, the son of V. "Mike" Mitcheltree and Alice (Connolly) Mitcheltree, he was raised in Napa, graduating from high school in 1963. Upon his graduation, he attended Heald Engineering College and California Polytechnic College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in architecture in 1973.

He interrupted his academic career to join the Navy in 1967. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two years aboard the USS New Jersey, and completing his service in the Naval Reserve in 1972, at the rank of Quarter Master 3. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He married Audrey Abbott on Dec. 6, 1975, in Sacramento. Following their marriage, they resided in Sacramento and the Bay Area until 1981, when they moved to Portland, Ore. In 1989, they moved to the Forest Grove.

He had a 32-year career in architecture. He was most recently employed as the regional manager with Studio Parati Architects/LDC Design Group of Hillsboro, Ore. He was the founding principal and owner of Mitcheltree Architects Inc., between 1996 and 2004.

His professional affiliations included the American Institute of Architects and NCARB, and he was named California Businessman of Year in 2004 by the Business Advisory Council of Washington, D.C. His service in Forest Grove included serving on the City Council, Planning Commission, and as a member of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.

His main interest in life was his family and among his special interests, he enjoyed barbershop quartet, ballroom dancing, the arts, sports, historical renovation and was a member of the Oregon Trail Model A Club.

He was well-known in Davis through his wife, Audrey, of the Fissell-Abbott family. Audrey, Brenda, Candy and Dana Abbott all grew up in Davis and lived in the area until recently. Their mother, Beverly Beaghley, worked at the UC Davis housing office for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father, V. "Mike" Mitcheltree and his mother, Alice Connolly Mitcheltree.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Audrey A. Mitcheltree of Forest Grove; his sons, Ryan T. Mitcheltree, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Iraq, and Jason W. Mitcheltree of South Pasadena; his brother, Terry A. Mitcheltree; his nieces and nephews.

The family suggests remembrances may be made to the American Insitute of Architects Scholarship Fund, c/o Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home, 2308 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116, in his memory. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 9, 2005.)

MITICH

Larry Mitich

Larry Mitich, a weed scientist emeritus for UC Davis' Cooperative Extension, was a recognized authority on weeds that plague farmers' crops.

But within the botanical world, Mitich was known for his passion for cacti and succulents and the people who cultivated and studied them.

He died Wednesday in his Robbins Hall office, where he continued to work nearly every weekday since his retirement five years ago.

Mitich, who had a history of heart disease, was 73.

"I think his heart just wore out," said his wife of 45 years, Charlotte.

Mitich was president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America for the past 4 1/2 years. He wrote numerous articles for the society's scholarly Cactus and Succulent Journal.

He was also past president of the Weed Science Society of America and Western Society of Weed Science and past editor of Weeds Today magazine and the North Central Weed Science Society's Research Report and Proceedings.

During his 34 years in academics, he wrote 387 articles, papers and bulletins. He was named a fellow of the North Central Weed Science Society, Weed Science Society of America and the Western Society of Weed Science. In 1985, the Western Society of Weed Science named him Outstanding Weed Scientist.

For nearly 30 years, his wife said, Mitich wrote a column "Intriguing World of Weeds" for the Weed Society of America quarterly journal Weed Technology. His topics ranged from Bermuda grass and dandelions to tansy ragwort and velvetleaf.

On Wednesday morning, Mitich attended a meeting of the Davis Botanical Society, an outreach and support group for the UC Davis Herbarium. He had been treasurer of the group since it was created in 1991, said Grady Webster, professor emeritus of plant biology.

Mitich returned to his office after the meeting. A vegetable crops department administrative assistant, asked by Mitich's wife to check on him, found him dead at his desk shortly before 5 p.m.

Mary Williams, Yolo County supervising deputy coroner, said no autopsy was scheduled because Mitich had been under the care of a physician for his heart condition and appeared to have died of natural causes.

Born in Lead, S.D., Mitich grew up in eastern Wyoming where, he later wrote, he developed his love of cacti and succulents.

Prickly pear, morning star cactus and other cactus grew on his parent's ranch and in the hills surrounding his hometown of Newcastle.

With water too scarce for a flower garden, his mother filled the windows of their home with houseplants. When he was in third grade, his mother bought two varieties of snake plant for a dime each. "That was the start of my interest in succulents," he wrote in the cactus society March/April 1996 newsletter.

His personal collection of books and other publications on cacti and succulents is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, his wife said.

His interest in succulents took him to Africa for plant safaris twice, once to Rhodesia and two years to South Africa, she said.

Mitich earned all three of his degrees - a bachelor's in animal science and master's and doctorate in agronomy from the University of Wyoming.

He started his doctoral studies at Cornell University, but left to spend a year working on the family ranch after his father had a heart attack.

In between his first two degrees, he served in the Army in Germany for two years during the Korean War. After getting his master's, he spent 4 1/2 years teaching at Afghanistan's University of Kabul as part of the U.S Aid for International Development program.

Mitich joined UC Davis Cooperative Extension in October 1980 after more than 17 years as an agronomy professor with the North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service.

He retired from UC Davis in May 1995.

Active in the cactus society for a number of years, Mitich became president in January 1996. Soon after, he began writing biographical sketches of famous cactus and succulent botanists and horticulturists.

Webster said Mitich was well-known among botanical circles for those articles, which were published in the society's newsletter.

Ellen Dean, director and curator of the UC Davis Herbarium, said Mitich was a "very quiet, kind man" who would spend hours researching plant pioneers.

"He would try to bring a plant alive for people, so he would try to find out who discovered it and where and how it was discovered," Dean said.

In addition to his wife, survivors include five brothers and one sister, all of Wyoming, and numerous nieces and nephews. One nephew, Jim Murray, is a UC Davis veterinary and animal science professor.

A graveside funeral on Tuesday will be private. Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Chapel.

Memorial donations were suggested to the UC Davis Herbarium or to the Cactus and Succulent Society Research Fund.

Checks for the herbarium should be made to the UC Regents and sent to: Ellen Dean, Department of Plant Biology, UC Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.

Cactus society donations should be mailed in care of Mindy Fusaro, P.O. Box 2615, Pahrump, NV 89041-2615.

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

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