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MORALES

Carmen Sidoma Morales

Carmen Sidoma Morales passed away September 21, 2000, in Sacramento, at the age of 96. She was born in September 10, 1904 in Porterville, Arizona where she was born into an Indian tribe.

A long time resident of Winters, Carmen was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and very involved with the senior citizen community. She enjoyed spending her time helping the less fortunate with food and clothing and working in her garden.

In her early years, Carmen worked at a Mariani’s Camp feeding Bracero workers. She also played a small role in the Mexican film, “El Contrabando Del Paso,” along side legendary Mexican actors Gerardo Reyes and Valentina Leyva.

Carmen is survived by her living children, Socorro Morales of Sacramento, Juan and Amelia Morales of El Paso, Texas, and Roberto Morales of Winters; more than 90 children, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She will be joining her deceased children, Fidencio, Frank (Pancho), Pedro, Gabriel, Eulalio, Jesus and twins Sarita and Roberto.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, September 28, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MORALES

Dorothy W. (Brewer) Morales

Dorothy W. (Brewer) Morales passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005 peacefully at Sutter Davis Hospital after a short illness. She was 75 years old.

Ms. Morales was born April 16, 1930 in Murfreesburo, Tennessee to Charlie and Bessie Robinson. She married John Howard Brewer, who preceded her in death in April 1970, on October 16, 1945. On March 1, 1975, she married Frank S. Morales, who preceded her in death on February 20, 1994. She lived in Vacaville from 1964 to 1975, when she moved to Winters where she would live until her death.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children Polly Medendrop and her husband Lewis of Muskegon, Michigan, Annette Nations and her husband Bill, of Winters, Johnny Brewer and his wife Donna of Winters, Wayne Brewer and his wife Lena of Vacaville, her sisters Irene Maldordo of Winters, and Frances Brown of Murfreesburo, Tennessee, her step-children Michael Morales of Oregon, Terry Morales and his wife Anessa of Vacaville, Sandy Mendoza and her husband Jesus F. Jr. of Woodland, Tina Covington and her husband Richard of Woodland, and Roni Morales of Woodland.

Dorothy was very thoughtful, generous, and loved by all that knew her. She was known as “Mom” to everyone. She enjoyed taking trips to Reno. Dorothy retired from Basil in 1985. She was employed with Barry and Linda Boone of Dixon for 17 years until her death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23 at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the family at P.O. Box 1118, Winters, CA.

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

MORALES

Graciela Soto Morales

Graciela Soto Morales died unexpectedly at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento Friday, Nov. 2, 2002, at age 49.

She was born June 5, 1953 in Mexico to Jose Luis and Gaspar Soto (Cruz) Martinez of Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, who survive her.

She had immigrated to the United States and resided in Yolo County for the past 11 years with her family.

While living in Woodland she worked in the restaurant business. For the past seven years she worked at Denny's on East Street, "where she was both respected and liked by her co-workers, management and customers," according to family members.

Mrs. Morales is survived by husband Jose Luis Martinez; daughters Luz Elena Barriga and husband Pablin, and Roxsana Martinez, all of Woodland; sons Roberto Martinez, Jose H. Martinez and wife Patricia, all of Woodland, and Juan Martinez of Tijuana, Mexico.

She is also survived by brothers Juan, Gaspar and Liandro Soto of Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, and Enrique Soto of Woodland; sister, Luz Maria Soto of Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico; and grandchildren Casandra, Adriana, Jossie, Shelsy, Keily, Alejandro, Jose and Francisco Martinez and Pablin Barringa Jr., all of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her sister Domitila Soto and brother Andres Soto.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Kraft Brothers Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., with a rosary scheduled at 7 o'clock tonight.

A funeral mass is scheduled for10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., with Father John Boll officiating.

Internment will immediately follow the mass at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West and Cross streets. All family and friends are invited to attend.

The family requests that donations be directed to the Holy Rosary building fund.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 07, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mrs. Morales is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MORALES

Stella Garcia Morales

Stella Garcia Morales of Dixon died on Aug. 26, 2004. Born on Jan. 24, 1919, she was 85.

She was born in Pistou, Colo., to Porfirio Garcia and Rosa Martinez. She was a resident of Dixon since 1938.

She was employed by Hunts Cannery in Davis for 25 years and retired at age 75. She was a devout Catholic and an active member of her church. She was so devoted to her grandchildren that she raised three of them herself.

She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Saragosa, and a daughter, Estrella Hober.

She is survived by two sons, Louis Saragosa of Dixon and Ben Saragosa of Woodland, and a daughter, Rose Tamplen of Winters. She also is survived by a brother, Gregory Garcia of Arkansas and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Stella Garcia Morales at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 105 Second St., Dixon.

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

MORAN

George Francis Moran

George Francis Moran, a Davis resident for the past 34 years, died at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek on Nov. 24, 2003. He was 82.

Born June 14, 1921, in San Francisco to George and Josephine Moran, he grew up in Vallejo. He graduated from Vallejo High School in 1939, and in ensuing years missed just two class reunions.

During World War II, he served as a U.S. Army technical sergeant in France and Germany. Later, he worked for 37 years as a public health administrator for the state Department of Public Health.

He was a member of the Elks, earning his 50-year pin, as well as the Davis Senior Center, Genealogy Club, AARP, Cal Aggie Alumni Association and UC Berkeley Alumni Association.

He served on the Davis Senior Citizens Commission from June 1995 to March 2002. He was chairman from January 1996 to January 2001 and treasurer from 1996 to 1998. He also served on the board of the Yolo County Long-term Care Commission.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Inez Moran, on March 26, 2001.

He is survived by his children, Martin F. Moran and his wife Paulette of Antioch; Catherine Von Ibsch and her husband Ernst of Oakland; Patricia Whittaker and her husband Cat of Laginitas; George Michael Moran and his wife Sheila of Sterling, Va.; and Matthew Moran and his wife Penny of Woodland. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Fritz Von Ibsch and his wife Sharon; Erich Von Ibsch; Kurt Von Ibsch; Kerry Martin and her husband Leif; Vicki Janssen; Steve Janssen; Brianna Moran; Shannon Moran; Krysti Daniel; Thomas Bensing and Ashley Bensing; and by great-grandchildren Isis Martin, Elijah Martin and Kyler Courtney.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2003, at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St., in Davis. Burial at Davis Cemetery will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made in the name of the deceased to the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis CA 95616.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, November 29, 2003.)

MORAN

Marjorie I. Moran

Marjorie I. Moran died March 26, 2001, after a 17 year battle with cancer. She was 79.

She was born March 2, 1922, to George and Gladys Moran in Napa. She attended Vallejo High School where she met her future husband, George Francis Moran. The two were married June 12, 1943 just before George was sent off to war. She remained in Vallejo until George returned home. In 1949 the two moved briefly to Vacaville, then to Marysville where they stayed until 1956.

Work with the state then took the two to Fresno, where they began to raise their family. In 1959 they left for Berkeley where she worked for several years in real estate. In 1970 they moved to Davis where she went to work for UC Davis as a secretary in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She worked in that capacity for 10 years until she retired.

She was very active in her retirement years. She donated countless hours with the Davis Senior Center as a secretary and as an instructor in ceramics, as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for the center. In 2000, she was honored as "Senior Citizen of the Year." She also served as a past president for the Genealogy Society of Davis. Her greatest joy was in raising her five children.

She is survived by her husband, George Francis Moran; brother, Robert Martin and his wife, Pat, of Mill Valley; her children, Martin F. Moran and his wife, Paulette, of Antioch; Catherine Von Ibsch and her husband, Ernst, of Oakland; Patricia Whittaker of Lauganitas; George M. Moran and his wife, Sheila, of Sterling, VA; and Matthew Moran of Davis. Also, her grandchildren, Kerry Martin and her husband, Leif, of Castro Valley; Vicki M. Jansen; Steven Jansen; Ernst Von Ibsch IV, Kurt Von Ibsch, and Eric Von Ibsch; Brianna and Shannon Moran; and great-granddaughter, Isis M. Martin.

Remembrances may be made in her name to the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street, Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(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.)

MORELL

Jermaine J. Morell

A Rosary and a Mass of Christian Burial were to be held today at St. James Catholic Church for Jermaine J. Morell, who died Feb. 8, 2001, in Citrus Heights. Born April 5, 1911, in St. Louis, Mo., she was 89.

She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Brewer and her husband John; eight grandchildren, Michael, Shaun, Suzanne, Edward, Phillip, Nancy, Mary and Anne; nine great-grandchildren, Noelle, Emma Rose, Nathaniel, Joshua, Sarah, Isaac, Matthew, Daniel and Valerie; and two great-great-grandchildren, Isiah and Juras.

Burial at Calvary Cemetery in Sacramento followed today's services.

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

MORENO

Carol A. Moreno (1st of 2 obits.)

Carol A. Moreno passed away in Sacramento Wednesday, Oct. 13 at age 56. Carol was born Aug. 14, 1948 in San Jose to the late David and Esther Ramirez. Carol had a great love of God; her favorite verse was Psalms 121. Carol sang, played piano and was a Sunday school teacher in church.

Survivors include Carol's husband of 37 years, Anthony Moreno; her daughters, De Anne Vasquez, Julie Earnest and her husband Tim and Stacy Gonzalez and her husband David; her grandchildren Jherek Vasquez; Dejanera and Shailah Gonzalez; her sisters, Jeanette and Linda Ramirez and her brothers, David and James Ramirez. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joseph Ramirez I.

Services: Viewing will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. A wake will be 7 p.m. following the viewing. Interment will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Oak Hill Funeral Home. For directions to services call (408) 297-2447.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 21, 2004.)

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Carol A. Moreno (1948-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Carol A. Moreno died in Sacramento Wednesday, Oct. 13 at age 56.

Mrs. Moreno was born Aug. 14, 1948 in San Jose to the late David and Esther Ramirez. She had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Moreno's husband of 37 years, Anthony Moreno; her daughters, De Anne Vasquez, Julie Earnest and her husband Tim and Stacy Gonzalez and her husband David; her grandchildren Jherek Vasquez; Dejanera and Shailah Gonzalez all of Woodland; her sisters, Jeanette Ramirez of Santa Clara and Linda Ramirez of Woodland and her brothers, David Ramirez of Ceres and James Ramirez of San Jose. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joseph Ramirez I.

Services: Viewing is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. today, Friday, at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. A wake is scheduled for 7 p.m. following the viewing. Interment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Oak Hill Funeral Home. For directions to services call (408) 297-2447.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 22, 2004.)

MORENO

Faustino Reyes Moreno

Faustino Reyes Moreno died at his home in Madison Saturday, Sept. 24 at age 76.

Mr. Moreno was born Feb. 15, 1929 in El Monte. He had been a Yolo County resident for 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army from August 1952 to July 1954. He was owner of Moreno's Mexican Food at Denio's Farmers' Market in Roseville and was known for his "chile verde burritos."

Survivors include Mr. Moreno's wife of 49 years, Mary "Honorina" Moreno of Madison; his daughters, Rachel de la Cruz and her husband Nicolas of Madison and Sally Castro of West Sacramento; his sons, David Moreno and his wife Sandra and Phillip Moreno, all of Madison; his adopted daughters, Pachia Arellano of Winters, Lupita Enriquez of Woodland and Lencha Castro of Sacramento; his grandchildren, Nicolas de la Cruz, Sergio de la Cruz, Omar Moreno, Monica Moreno, Alex Moreno, Luis Castro, Cristal Castro, Miguel "Guero" Castro and Phillip Moreno; his sisters, Della Moreno, Rosie Rodriguez, Jennie Angulo, Lucy Trujillo and Elisa Trujillo; his brother, Leo Moreno; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leobardo and Elbira Moreno; and his sister, Eloisa Moreno.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 27, 2005.)

MORFOT

Frederick W. Morfot

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Union," Thursday, July 27, 1911.

MORFOT - Near Woodland (Yolo Co.), July 25, 1911, Frederick W. Morfot, husband of Mrs. F. Morfot, father of Mrs. C.A. AINSWORTH of Des Moines, Iowa, Odessa and C.A. Morfot of Woodland, a native if Illinois, aged 72 years, 2 months and 5 days.

MORGAN

Geraldine Morgan

Geraldine "Gerrie" Morgan died March 11, 2001, in Davis. Born July 9, 1922, in Lapeer, Mich., she was 78.

She served in the Coast Guard and during WWII was stationed in Florida. After the war was over, she was married to Herbert Morgan. They moved to Southern California and then on to Palo Alto, where they resided for 41 years. She was a leader in family activities, an elder in her church, Covenant Presbyterian, as well as a troop leader for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She pursued the study of genealogy and published "McCann: The Window Glass Family" in 1996.

She is survived by her husband, Herb; her son, Thomas, and his wife, Samia, of San Mateo; and her daughter, Carlee, and her husband, Rick, of San Diego and four grandchildren, Erin, Sami, Jack and Chantal. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C Street, Davis. Donations in Gerrie's honor should be made to the American Lung Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MORGAN

Mamie Marie "Mae" Jensen Morgan

Mrs. Mae Morgan passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2003 at Sierra Health Care in Davis. Born on Oct. 15, 1913 in Port Towsend, Washington, she was 90 years old. Mae was the first child of Martin and Christina Jensen.

Mae married Roland Morgan on Aug. 23, 2939 (sic) in Vallejo. She has been a resident of Solano County since 1936. She worked for over 30 years at Blanco & Boyle Insurance in Vallejo as the office manager. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Winters, where she has resided for the past 28 years. While living in Winters, she worked at the Morgan Ranch. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Mae is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roland "Bud" Morgan in January of 1995, and brothers John and Dick Jensen and a sister, Bertha Davieau.

The rosary will be recited on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main Street in Winters. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Third and Main streets in Winters. Burial will follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Vallejo. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 27, 2003.)

MORGAN

Rolla Newton Morgan

Rolla Newton Morgan died on Dec. 6, 2002, at the Cook Health Care Center in Youngtown, Ariz.

Born on March 4, 1913, in Trilla, Ariz., to Charles Omer and Nora Ellen Coleman Morgan, he was 89 years old.

On Dec. 3, 1938, he married Susan Elizabeth Morphy. The couple and their children lived in Davis between 1955 and 1968. Both daughters, Patricia and Susan, graduated from Davis High School and the family attended Davis Community Church.

He retired as a communications specialist with the Department of Defense. He enjoyed spending his leisure time bowling and dabbling in the art of photography.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Morgan of Youngtown, Ariz.; daughters, Patricia Janis of Leucadia and Susan Merrill of Irvine; three sisters, Leona Nichols, Geneva Richards and her husband Paul and MaryLee Barker; four grandchildren, Jerry Martin, Erin Mistele, Shannon Gracey and Susan Martin; and three great-grandchildren, Rory Martin, Miranda Martin and Emma Mistele.

A funeral and burial were held in Illinois on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held Saturday in Youngtown, Ariz. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, December 13, 2002.)

MORICONI

Alfred "Freddie" Moriconi

Alfred "Freddie" Moriconi died in his Woodland home Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at age 66.

Born July 25, 1936, Mr. Moriconi was a Woodland native and graduated from Woodland High School. He worked for Elm Ford Mercury for 40 years and since his retirement worked with his son farming rice.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Moriconi of Woodland; son, Rob Moriconi; granddaughter, Kaylee Moriconi; and grandson, Martin Moriconi, all of Colusa; sister, Phyliss Machado; and nephews, Steve Machado and wife Vickie and Gary Machado and wife Diane, all of Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Leukemia Society. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 20, 2003.)

MORIEL

James Moriel, Jr.

James Moriel, Jr. passed away on June 6, 2000 in Sacramento after a brief illness. Born in Vacaville on Oct. 4, 1932, he was 67 years old.

Mr. Moriel was a Winters resident for the past 10 years. He taught in the Morland School District, San Jose Unified School district and was an administrator for the San Jose School District. He was a rancher in Winters and Dixon for 31 years.

Mr. Moriel was the director of the Solano County Farm Bureau, former director of the Ulatis Resource Conservation District and an alumni of San Jose State. He enjoyed golfing and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bobbie of Winters; mother Lola Moriel of Vacaville; sister Virginia Lopez and her husband Joe of Vacaville; sister-in-law Ada Dito of Vacaville and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, in Vacaville.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at the Elmira Cemetery in Vacaville.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Moriel’s memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, Northern California, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477.

Also, the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood, Colorado, 80112-3747.

Arrangements are made under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, June 8, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MORLAN

Alice Van Amber Morlan

Services here Friday for Alice Morlan

Graveside services will be held at the Winters Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday for Alice Van Amber Morlan, 88, who died in her home in Davis on May 20. Mrs. Morlan was born June 28, 1897 in Ft. Bragg, California.

Survivors include her sister, Mabel Bruhn, of Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 22, 1986, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MORLAN

Frances Charlotte Morlan (obituary 1 of 2)

Frances Charlotte Morlan died on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the Laurel Creek Health Center in Fairfield where she had resided the last three years.

The cause of death was Alzheimer's Diseases.

Mrs. Morlan was the last of four children born to Sophie and Charles Stirn, and was born April 7, 1911 in Sacramento, Ca. When Fran was age 10 she moved to Winters with her family who owned and operated a bakery there. Fran said she worked in the bakery at the counter though she wasn't tall enough to see over.

Mrs. Morlan attended grade and high schools in Winters. At Winters High School she was an athlete, participating in tennis, and for four years she ws active in both basketball and baseball. She won many trophies throughout her high school years for her proficiency in typing. She used that skill as the business manager of "The Poppy" yearbook in 1928.

She graduated from Winters High School in 1929, and returned to Sacramento where she was employed by the California Western States Life Insurance Company. She was later employed by Heieck Supply in Sacramento.

As a young woman Mrs. Morlan continued her love of sports, becoming a multi-sport talent over the years. She was a member of the California Western States Life ladies softball team for many years, including 1937 when the team won the Sacramento City Championship. She was a long-time member of the German Turn Verein women's basketball team in Sacramento, and was a participant in 1934 and 1935 when the team won the Municipal Basketball League Championship. In addition, she was a participant on the women's Turn Verein 1942 volleyball team which won the Municipal Volleyball League Championship. Other sports in which she participated include swimming, diving, gymnastics, and badminton. During these same years she performed in vaudeville using dancing and acting talents she initially developed during high school. In later life she developed an interest in golf and was a member first of the Del Paso Heights Country Club in Sacramento, and later in the Yolo Fliers Club of Woodland. She was especially proud of her hole-in-one at the Yolo Fliers Club, Hole No. 7 for 127 yards on May 16, 1978.

Mrs. Morlan and her husband, Norval, were high school classmates who, after an intervening period, renewed their relationship and married in March 1963. They lived in Carmichael until 1974 when they retired to Woodland. In addition to Mrs. Morlan's affiliation with Yolo Fliers Club she was a long-time member of the Woodland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Holy Rosary Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norval in 1987; and by her brother, Alfred Stirn; and sisters Clemence Graf and Louise Spiegel. She is survived by nephews Alfred Graf and wife Kay of Winters, and Alfred C. Stirn and wife Charlene of Orangevale, and her nieces, Barbara Thomas and husband Jack of Winters, and Gail Quinley and husband Richard of Sacramento. Further, she is survived by her sister-in-law Wilda Plocher of Sacramento; her cousin, Yvonne Wassler of Nothalten, France; and by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in the Winters Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may send them to the Alzheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, Ca. 95825; or to the donor's favorite charity.

Smith's Colonial Chapel of Winters is assisting with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, June 16, 2003.)

Frances Morlan (obituary #2 of 2)

Frances Charlotte Morlan died of Alzheimer's Diseases at the Laurel Creek Health Center in Fairfield Thursday, June 12, 2003, at age 92.

Born April 7, 1911 in Sacramento, Mrs. Morlan was the last of four children of the late Sophie and Charles Stirn.

Mrs. Morlan attended grade and high schools in Winters, graduated in 1928. She married her high school classmate, Norval Morlan in March 1963. She worked for California Western States Life Insurance Company. She was later employed by Heieck Supply in Sacramento.

Survivors include her nephews, Alfred Graf and wife Kay of Winters, and Alfred C. Stirn and wife Charlene of Orangevale; nieces, Barbara Thomas and husband Jack of Winters, and Gail Quinley and husband Richard of Sacramento; sister-in-law, Wilda Plocher of Sacramento; cousin, Yvonne Wassler of Nothalten, France; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norval in 1987; brother, Alfred Stirn; and sisters Clemence Graf and Louise Spiegel.

The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, 95825; or to charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel of Winters.

Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, June 16, 2003.)

MORELAND

John W. Moreland

John William Moreland died unexpectedly at his Davis home on March 25, 2003. He was 54.

He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Danville, Ill., one of three children of John and Norma Moreland. After high school, Moreland honorably and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he went back to school and received a bachelor's degree in business administration. For the last six years, he was a production worker for Flowmaster Muffler Manufacturing in West Sacramento.

He had many enjoyments in his life, including bowling and making sports jewelry. He was a professional bowler for a number of years, winning several bowling titles, and bowling a perfect 300 game.

Moreland was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Calori of Davis; a son and a daughter; a stepson and a stepdaughter; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets in Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 28, 2003.)

MORRELL

Alice L. Morrell

Alice L. Morrell died July 6, 2005, in Woodland. Born April 11, 1920, in Somerville, N.J., she was 85 years old.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the El Macero Country Club.

She married John R. Morrell on Jan. 7, 1942; his call to duty took the couple away from Somerville to travel the world for the next 30 years. Their son John Michael was born while they lived in Germany.

In April 1968, the family moved to Davis, where she made her home for 37 years. She owned a craft store that sold ceramics that she had made, and found time to perfect her golf game, which included shooting four holes-in-one.

"She was not only a loving wife and caring mother, she was a teacher of the arts," her family says. "She expressed her feelings in her paintings, and in the clothes she made. Her ability to take a simple item and turn it into a work of art was amazing.

"Her love of family, her creativity and her smile will be deeply missed."

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John R. Morrell of Davis; her son John Michael and his wife Wendy (Talbott) of Tualatin, Ore.; two granddaughters, Stacy Lyman of Tualatin and Erin Ariza of Sherwood, Ore.; and two great-grandsons, Dylan Lyman of Tualatin and Zachary Ariza of Sherman.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Stollwood Convalescent Home in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 8, 2005.)

MORRIS

Anna Sue (Dozier) Morris

Anna Sue (Dozier) Morris passed away at her home in Winters on Aug. 27, 2005, following a very lengthy illness. Born on Feb. 13, 1954, she was 51 years old.

She was a member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Winters High School. She loved fishing, caring for hummingbirds and yellow roses. She also loved her family and the dear friends who became like family. An incredibly loving person, she valued and revered her friends.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, E. Paul Morris, of Winters; mother, Margaret Dozier, of Winters; children, Donald F. Jones and Ian Paul Morris, of Winters; brothers Rick Dozier and his wife, Catherine, of Vacaville and Scott Dozier and his wife, Kathy, of Winters; sister Mardi (Dozier) Langdon, and her husband, Peter, of Winters; also by her dearest friend, Trudee Dahringer, of Winters.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 1, 2005.)

MORRIS

Bobby Gene “Bob” Morris

Bob Morris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 at the age of 72. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Bob was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Gore, Okla. to John and Ruby Morris. He was the eldest of five children. His family moved to California and eventually settled in Woodland when he was in elementary school. He had many fond memories from his childhood and loved to talk about his family and friends from the old neighborhood. He attended Woodland High School, graduating with the class of 1951. In high school he participated in Future Farmers of America, serving as president in his senior year. He also took part in athletics and was a member of the Thespians.

In February of 1951, during his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. After graduation he attended a semester at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before requesting active duty in the Navy. He served as a hospital corpsman during the Korean War until he was discharged in February 1954. After he returned to Woodland, he took a position at International Minerals. That summer he met the love of his life, Audrey. They were engaged at Christmas and married the next July. Last summer they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Together they raised a family of four and in 1975 they added another daughter through the American Field Service exchange program.

In 1958, Bob began working at UC Davis in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Over the next 24 years, Bob and the research team developed the technology for animal blood typing. When the technology matured, Bob co-founded Stormont Laboratories with his professor and research associates to transfer the technology to private industry. Bob was President/CEO of Stormont Labs for 23 years. With his expertise and as a member of the International Society of Animal Genetics, Bob had a chance to travel and establish friendships with international colleagues. His love of travel was a source of great stories and memories.

One of his greatest joys was to travel with his family. He would pile everyone into the car for camping trips throughout the western states. Montana was one of his favorite destinations.

Bob trained to be a pilot with UC Cal Aggie Flying Farmers. He had dreamed of being a pilot from an early age and was proud when he earned his pilot's license. He had ownership in two planes and only recently retired from flying. He had many adventures with fellow pilots and cherished his flying days with them.

Bob always loved music. He tried to master the ukulele and guitar, but his love of singing led him to join the Woodland Chamber Singers. The years he spent with them and their director filled the last four years of his life with a new challenge. When Bob was not traveling or flying, he was either gardening, enjoying music or involved with local organizations. He was president of the Kiwanis Club and served three terms as president of the Yolo Employment Services Board of Directors. When his family was young, he participated as a Chief of the YMCA Indian Guides with his sons and coached Little League for many years. He was also active in the 20-30 Club and Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club. He as proud of his Cherokee Heritage and was a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma.

Bob was a loving grandfather who encouraged his grandchildren in all of their endeavors. His pride in their accomplishments, big or small, brought joy to his life. He told them to finish what they started, and strive to be the best. Reach for the stars!

Bob will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Audrey and their children. Sons, Larry and wife Sherri and their children Kyle, Amanda and Kevin; Dale and his wife Diane; David and fiance April Martinez and his children Hayleigh, Chloe, Natalie and Grayson. Daughters, Kathleen Beatty and husband John and their children Chelsea, Rachel and Hannah; Wilma Holgerson (AFS daughter) and husband Kreg and their son Tucker. He is survived by his sisters, Jonna Huff and her husband Hugh, Thana Ratliff and her husband Buck, Deanna Isenhower and her husband Spencer, all of Yuba City and his brother Darrell Morris of Arma, Kan. He is also survived by Audrey's sister, Lois Fernandez and brother, Bill Coombs and wife Nonnie and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Hotel Woodland. The family requests donations are to be directed to the Yolo Community Foundation Bob Morris Family Community Fund, P.O. Box 1264, Woodland, 95776. This fund will carry on his desire to give to his community. A scholarship will be established in his name and funds will be available for youth education programs in the community.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 27, 2006 through February 2, 2006.)

MORRIS

Janet Lillian Morris

Janet Lillian Morris died at her home in Woodland Wednesday, Aug. 17 at age 66.

Mrs. Morris was born Jan. 1, 1939 in Detroit to Charles and Iola (Petersdorf) Fortier. She had been a Yolo County resident for nine years. She attended Sonoma High School and continued technical training as a psychological technician. She was employed with Sonoma State Hospital, working in mental health for more than 20 years. She was a fiddler for the California State Old Time Fiddlers, a member of the Sweet Adeline's, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Moose Lodges in Oregon and California.

Survivors include Mrs. Morris' daughter, Pamela Litz of Santa Rosa; her grandchildren, Aimee Litz and Jete Imwalle and her husband Paul of Santa Rosa; her sisters, Yvonne Antognazzi of Lancaster and Joyce Reed of Sacramento; and her brother, Don Fortier of Surprize, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Thurston.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Morris' life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at 167 Elm St., Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 19, 2005.)

MORRIS

Leonard M. Morris

Leonard M. Morris, a 62-year Davis resident and professor emeritus at UC Davis, died Jan. 23, 2003, in Davis. Born on Aug. 5, 1914, in Terre Haute, Ind., he was 88 years old.

He was the first of six children of Ivan and Anna Morris and was raised on a farm just outside of Terre Haute. He graduated from Honey Creek High School, went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Purdue University and received his Ph.D. in the field of agricultural sciences from Cornell University in 1940.

He married Marsaille Crandall in 1940 and the couple moved to Davis, where they have resided since. He taught in the field of post-harvest handling of vegetable crops at UCD until his retirement in 1990.

He had many consultancies in Third World countries in Africa, South America and Asia, particularly China, including residencies in all three continents. He continued with his consultancies overseas even after his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Marsaille Morris of Davis, and his sister, Maurine Roehm of Terre Haute. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Burial will be private at the Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial contributions be made in to a favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday,January 28, 2003.)

MORRIS

Robert Fenton Morris

In Winters, February 5, 1877, Robert Fenton, second son of Venable and Nannia Morris, aged 3 years, 6 months and 25 days.

Close the door lightly, bridle the breath;

Out little, sweet Robert is talking with death.

Gentle he woos him - he wishes to stay;

Mother's arms are about him - death bears him sway.

Come, stricken father, come to the bed;

Gaze on the sleeper - our Robert is dead.

(Religious Herald and Memphis Baptist please copy)

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A SAD ACCIDENT

On Monday last, Robert Fenton, child of Venable and Nannie Morris, aged three and a half years, accidentally fell into a vessel containing boiling water, and was so severely scalded that death resulted. His remains were interred in the Masonic Cemetery on Tuesday.

The Winters Advocate, February 10, 1877 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

MORRIS

SueDea Cummins Morris

SueDea Morris passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the age of 99. She was born Jan. 24, 1906 and was a third generation born in Woodland. SueDea lived her entire life here, with the exception of the years 1934-35, when she and her husband lived in China.

SueDea attended schools in Woodland and graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 1931. She married Frank Leslie Morris in 1933 and was happily married for 72 years.

Mrs. Morris taught classroom music and general education at both Dingle and Beamer schools. She retired from teaching in 1974. SueDea was active in the community. She was the first president of Omega Nu sorority in 1927 and was a charter member of Chapter IX of P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was also the first president of the Beamer School PTA. After retirement, SueDea and her husband traveled extensively, both worldwide and in the U.S. and Canada.

SueDea is survived by her husband, Frank Leslie Morris; daughters, Marilyn Fields and her husband Tom of Woodland and Erin Rohde and her husband Jim of Greenbrae; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Michael Fields, Bryn Davies and Christian Rohde; great-grandchildren, Hunter and McKenzie Davies, Jacob and Joseph Fields and Justin Fields. She has one living sister, Claire Taylor Schnoor of Santa Cruz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas D. Cummins and Hazel Spaulding Cummins and her sister, Elizabeth Cummins Graeser.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 11, 2005.)

MORRISON

Donald N. Morrison

Services held Monday for Donald Morrison

Memorial services were held Monday at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church for Donald Norbert Morrison who died on Thursday, March 21, in the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. He was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on July 29, 1925, and was 65 years of age. Private cremation took place under the direction of Smith’s Colonial Chapel.

Mr. Morrison lived in Winters for the last four years. He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years and then served for 20 years in the U.S. Army. After his military career he worked for 20 years as a teletype repairman for the Southern Pacific Railroad Communication Division in Oakland.

Mr. Morrison operated the Winters Food Closet and also a member of the Yolo County Coalition Against Hunger.

He is survived by his wife, Florence A. Morrison of Winters, and his mother, Pearl Morrison of Bremerton, Washington. Also surviving are eight children: Linda Sullivan, Jeffery Morrison, Donald Ross Morrison, Jayne Hall and Colleen Morrison, all of Winters, and Jack Morrison, Charles Morrison and Steven Morrison, all of Hayward. He is also survived by brother, Dale Morrison of Port Orchard, Washington; two sisters, Barbara Lee of Port Orchard, Washington, and Eileen Garrison of Bremerton, Washington; and 11 grandchildren.

The family requests that any memorials be donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 28, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MORRISON

Duane A. Morrison

Duane A. Morrison of Olathe, Kan. died at Olathe Medical Center, Friday, March 18 at age 84.

Mr. Morrison was born March 20, 1920 in Loveland, Colo. He had been a Woodland resident for 30 years. He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps.

Survivors include Mr. Morrison's sons, Ray L. Morrison and his wife Barbara of Olathe, Kan. and Ron A. Morrison and his wife Kim of Oceanside and his grandchildren, Eric, Shawn, Bryan and Megan Morrison. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Wilma Lucille Bybee Morrison.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Morrison's name be directed to Olathe Good Samaritan Center, 20705 W. 151st St., Olathe, Kan. 66061-7222.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the College Church of the Nazarene Garrett Chapel in Olathe, Kan. Interment will be held at a later date at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. The Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home of Olathe, Kan. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 19, 2005.)

MORRISON

Royal Lee Morrison

Royal Lee Morrison, a former Davis High School educator and coach and former owner of the Davis Sport Shop, died in Polson, Mont., on June 25, 2004. He was 84.

Born Aug. 1, 1919, in Great Falls, Mont., to Roy and Beulah Morrison, he grew up and attended school in Fort Benton, Mont. He played football and attended Montana State University for one year, playing trumpet with his father at dances to earn money to get through school.

When he played for a dance in Portland, Ore., he ended up staying to play baseball in the Portland Minor League and attend school at Lewis & Clark College.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a medic and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he returned to Fort Benton and started teaching and coaching.

He married Helen Jurenka on July 10, 1945, in Fort Benton. They moved to Dillon, where he coached basketball at Western College and earned his master's degree in education. They moved to Polson in 1946, where he coached football, track and basketball.

Later, he coached at Sentinel High School in Missoula, Mont., where he coached football, basketball and wrestling.

In 1960, he moved to Davis and was hired as a football coach. He also coached basketball, track and baseball, and was later hired as vice principal at Davis High School. In 1967, he retired from education and bought the Davis Sport Shop the following year. During that time he coached girls' basketball at UC Davis.

He sold the Sport Shop in 1980 and was always proud that three of his employees went on to professional sports.

He retired to Oroville and eventually moved back to Polson in 1983.

His family says he loved family, grandchildren, athletics and his cabin on the lake.

He is survived by his wife Helen of Polson; son, Greg Morrison and his wife Nancy of Moscow, Idaho; grandchildren, Tanner Tompkins, Connor Tompkins, Ryan Morrison and Tyler Morrison; and faithful dog Max.

A graveside memorial service was held July 2 at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.

The family requests that memorials be sent to Glacier Bank in Polson, to establish a scholarship fund in his name.

Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, September 11, 2004.)

MORRISON

Steven Troy Morrison

Steven Troy Morrison passed away on April 30, 2003 in Vallejo, following surgery on April 14. Born Aug. 31, 1964 at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Steven was the youngest of eight children born to Donald and Florence Morrison.

At the time, the Morrisons lived in Winters while Donald was stationed at the old communication station that is now D-Q University. When Steven was 2 years old, they moved to Hayward, where he grew up.

Steven worked for Simonton Windows in Vacaville as a truck driver and moved back to Winters in November 2002.

He is survived by his wife Kelly, a son Tyler and a daughter Madeline; sisters and brothers-in-law Linda and Bill Sullivan of Winters, Jayne and Bill Hall of Ocean Shores, Washington, and Colleen and Jesus Arreola of Winters; brothers Jeff Morrison of Winters, Ross Morrison of Hayward, and Jack and Chuck Morrison of Modesto, nieces and nephew Casey, Rosanna and Melissa Morrison, Troy and Maureen Barnett, Todd and Kathy Barnett, Timothy and Esmeralda Barnett, Elissa and Travis Morrison, Ryan and Adam Hall and Vanessa Sale; great nephews Brendan Morrison, Evan and Aaron Barnett, and great nieces Lindsay Morrison and Gracieanne Barnett.

Steven was preceeded (sic) in death by his parents.

Services were held at New Life Family Church on May 3. Memorial donations may be made to the Steven Morrison Memorial Fund at First Northern Bank.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 22, 2003.)

MORROW

Harold Morrow

Harold Morrow of Dunnigan died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at age 60.

Mr. Morrow was born Sept. 17, 1945 in Colusa. He had been a Dunnigan area resident for his entire life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for ADM Rice Co. in Arbuckle.

Survivors include Mr. Morrow's wife of 36 years, Carol Morrow of Dunnigan; his daughter, Belinda Elias of Yuba City; his grandson, Hayden Elias; his mother, Thelma Morrow of Williams; and his sisters, Lenda Pecha and Arlene Gomez, both of Colusa. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Morrow and his brother, Tommy Morrow.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Jay, in Colusa. Holycross Memorial Services of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 5, 2005.)

MORSE

Milton J. Morse

Milton Joseph Morse died unexpectedly of a heart attack on June 10, 2001, just one week before his retirement as a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Davis. The oldest of two children born to Milton Morse Sr. and Viola Morse in Sonora, he was 62.

He was raised in Richmond, where he received both his primary and secondary education. His undergraduate and graduate degrees were obtained from UC Berkeley, Cal State Sacramento and the University of New York, with his thesis research conducted in Madrid, Spain. As a high school student, he had a job selling maps door to door in Richmond. It was then that he met his high school sweetheart and later his wife of nearly 42 years.

Morse spent his entire 40-year teaching career in Davis. Teaching the young and the not-so-young was an unwavering passion that allowed him to touch many lives, both in the classroom and in his travels around the world, visiting old friends and meeting new ones. Believing that travel was one of the best ways to learn and to improve his abilities in the classroom, he was continually packing his well-worn suitcase and heading off with his family, his students and adult groups to various destinations in the United States, Latin America and Spain. Sadly, his next tour was to begin June 18, just a few days after his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; three sons, two daughters and 12 grandchildren. These include Michael Morse and his wife Susan of Dixon, and their children, Shannon, Jessica, Kaitlin and Rickey; Mark Morse and his wife Lisa of Roseville, and their children, Quinn, Max and Sage; Marty Morse and his wife Shelley of Davis, and their children, Cole and Kyle and Mindy Dufresne and her husband Mike of Davis, and their children Ashley and Audrey; and Michelle Morse of Woodland and her son, Brandon.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held for the community on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. A private service for the immediate family will precede the memorial service at the Davis Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made payable to the Milton Morse Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1914, Davis, CA 95617. The memorial fund will be used to aid the Davis Spanish Immersion program and to construct a memorial in Morse's honor at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MORTENSEN

Bobbi Jean Mortensen

Bobbi Jean Mortensen, a longtime Davis resident, died Dec. 10, 2004, in Shingle Springs, where she resided for the past five years. She was 43.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born Dec. 1, 1961, in Oakland to Paul and Viola Malliot, she graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Davis in June 1979.

Her family says she was very involved and interested in the traditions and beliefs of the Shingle Springs band of Miwok Indians. She participated in numerous community events on and off the reservation where she lived, including the tribes' annual Big Time and many trips to Chaw'se, a historical state park outside of Jackson.

She was fond of animals and was always taking in and caring for neighborhood strays. Her favorite passtimes included sewing and making Saturday morning breakfast with her 3-year-old grandson, Christopher.

She was preceded in death by her son, Justin Mortensen, who died in May 1999.

She is survived by her long-time boyfriend, Tony Olanio and the Olanio family of Shingle Springs; daughter Liana Drummond and her husband JR Drummond of Woodland; and grandson Christopher Drummond of Woodland.

She is further survived by her brother, Bill Barker of Washington; her sisters, Diana Einarson of Hawaii, Tina Klobucar of Oregon, Margee Hatton and Denise Halfacre, both of Davis; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, December 18, 2004.)

MOSIER

Jean Mosier

Mean Mosier, surrounded by family members, ended her courageous battle with cancer on March 2, 2001 in San Francisco at age 52. Born June 14, 1948, in New Boston, Texas, she grew up in Dorris, California. After graduating from high school she moved to San Francisco and eventually Winters to raise her children.

She was an active member within the community through organizations such as Winters Swim Team and Lions Club blood drives. She worked for Maier’s TV and Appliance before relocating to Sacramento.

Throughout her life, she was selfless in her devotion to her children, daughter Tina Mosier of San Francisco, son Mark and daughter-in-law Kris Mosier of Hubert, North Carolina. She was the proud grandmother of Zachary and Tyler Mosier. It brought her great joy to be present in welcoming her second grandson into the world this past February.

She is also survived by her mother Catholene Addington of Dorris; sisters Annette Addington of Eagle River, Arkansas, Helen McCune of Palmer, Arkansas, Juanita Lehr of Sacramento; brother Bill Addington; also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Jess Addington, and twin brother Dean Addington.

Memorial services will be held at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters on Friday, March 9, at noon.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 8, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MOSIER

Juanita Mosier

Juanita Mosier passed away on July 18, 2005 at the age of 89. Born to Orin and Mabel Stone on Sept. 8, 1915 in Missouri, she was the fourth of their nine children.

In 1921, they relocated to San Francisco and she often recalled her first memory of her adopted hometown by being struck by how beautiful and brightly Market Street was when they arrived at the Ferry Building.

She returned to Winters to raise her three children and owned and operated The Winters Laundromat. She was an active member the community, belonging to the Presbyterian Church, The Guilde, Daughters of the Eastern Star, Fortnightly club, and enjoyed hosting bridge card games with friends her home.

She also had the opportunity to travel around the world and proudly displayed on her walls the souvenir plates that she had purchased from each country that she visited. Juanita is survived by her sons, Paul Mosier of Arlington, Oregon, Roger Mosier and his wife Vickey, of Winters, and daughter Judy Hubert and her husband, John, of Gualala. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her sister Velma Lord from Oakland also survives her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mosier, in 1949. A memorial service is planned for July 30, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church on Russell Street at 2 p.m.

Friends and family are cordially invited to attend.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 21, 2005.)

MOSS

Virginia Ruth Rourke Moss

Virginia Ruth Rourke Moss died peacefully at her home in Diamond Bar on April 7, 2002. Born Dec. 13, 1921, in Lajord, Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in Davis, she was 80.

She graduated from Davis High School in 1940 and lived in San Francisco for 30 years.

Popo, as she was known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will be remembered for her unending kindness, patience and immense generosity. She loved her garden and providing for the wild birds and other animals that visited it.

She worked hard, without complaint, and remained wholly self-sufficient and independent. She traveled to every continent and loved to listen to others' tales.

She was predeceased by her son, Michael Moss.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Dan Pagee; son, Matthew Moss and his friend Margean Burg; daughter-in-law Pat Pulvurenti; grandsons, Jim Pagee, Shawn Pagee and his wife Miriam; great-grandsons, Teddy and Michael Pagee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gar and Rita Rourke, Cal and Portia Rourke and Herb and Catherine Rourke; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

"Jin's cooking, hospitality and her little giggle will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing her," said her brother, Herb Rourke.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in downtown Davis. Interment will be at the Davis Cemetery.

Donations in her name may be made to the Boy Scouts of America and/or the Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Ave., Suite 203, Evanston, IL 60202.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 16, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MOSSMAN

Jessie Ann Mossman

Jessie Ann Mossman died unexpectedly on March 13, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was 89.

Born Oct. 11, 1916, to Oscar and Mary (Berry) Charlesworth in Newton, Iowa, she attended area schools through her graduation from high school. In 1934, she relocated to Stockton where she lived for 21 years until moving to Woodland in 1955, where she lived for the past 56 years. She was employed in sales at Leitholds Rexall Drug in Woodland for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Mossman, and her daughter, Jeannie Walsh.

She is survived by her son, Fred Mossman and his wife Kathy of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Joan Le Forrester and Geraldine Stevens, both of Sacramento; granddaughters Nicole Howard, Tammy Walsh, and Leah Hairston and her husband Jim; and great-grandchildren Bradley Finley, Trent Hairston, Alisha Hairston and Tristin Howard, all of Woodland.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 15, 2006.)

MOTLEY

Deirdre "Dede" Motley

Deirdre "Dede" Motley, a devoted wife and mother, a vibrant and enthusiastic community member, and an accomplished equestrian, died in her Davis home on Feb. 10, 2001, of breast cancer. She was 53.

A strong supporter of the Davis community, Motley contributed much time and effort to Pony Club and other equestrian groups. There and elsewhere, her irrepressible warmth, positive outlook and contagious smile touched the lives of many people.

She and her twin brother John were born in Seattle, the eldest of 10 children, and grew up in Fresno. She graduated as an art major from Mount St. Mary's College and earned her special education credential from Fresno State University. She taught the deaf for many years before becoming an popular and respected agent for Lyon & Associates Realtors in Davis.

Motley was an avid horseback rider, loved the outdoors and enjoyed frequent family trips to Yosemite National Park. She also enjoyed art, painting and musical theater.

But of central importance to Dede was family. She dedicated herself especially to her children, was devoted to her husband, and cared deeply for her large extended family.

She is survived by her mother, Marylee Sullivan; her husband, Michael Motley; her daughter, Shannon; her son, Shane; and her nine brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was scheduled for noon today at the Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento.

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

MOTRONI

Elsa L. Motroni

Elsa L. Motroni died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at her home in Jackson at the age of 85 years. She was born June 24, 1920 to George and Katrina (Bender) Dimmig in Acampo. Elsa was a member of the Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary, the Republican Women and the Order of the Eastern Star.

The family says of "Gramma Doug," "Our mom and grandma had a great sense of humor. She was an avid gardener and loved her pets. She enjoyed traveling, taking trips with her daughters and visiting with her friends. She loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids, spoiling them with treats and little outings. She will be greatly missed."

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Katryn and Mel Glunt, Janet and Ron Bozzo all of Sutter Creek; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Floyd Chapman of Healdsburg; grandchildren, Greg and Martha Glunt of Rancho Murieta, Jeff Glunt of San Antonio, Texas, Kristi Fidel Baldenegro of Plymouth, Amy and Eric Buras of Fairfax, Va., Alison Bozzo of Elk Grove; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her favorite beloved cat, Oliver.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at Rollingwood Clubhouse in Jackson.

Inurnment will be Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter Amador Hospital Auxiliary, 200 Mission Blvd. Jackson, 95642. Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family at danerimortuary@sbcglobal.net. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson, phone (209) 223-0793.

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, November 18, 2005.)

MOTRONI

Gilbert Dalfio Motroni

Gilbert Dalfio Motroni died in his Esparto home following a brief bout with cancer Thursday July 22, 2004, ate age 73.

Born Aug. 10, 1930, a Woodland native, he had been a lifelong Yolo County resident. He attended Beamer Elementary and Woodland High schools and graduated with the class of 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a cook during the Korean War. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and earned the Army of Occupation Medal; and Sharpshooter and Expert Rifleman medals; and, was honorably discharged in April 1953, having obtained the rank of Sergeant. He was an Esparto orchard rancher for the past 50 years and served as a Board of Trustee member for the Capay Cemetery District from 1962 until 1982.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Motroni of Esparto; daughter, Cindy Stewart of Woodland and husband Richard Stewart of Oroville; son, Michael Motroni and wife Kim of Woodland; granddaughter, Susan Stewart of Esparto; grandson Michael Donovan of Woodland; and mother, Della (Vannucci) Motroni of Woodland. Also surviving is his aunt and uncle, Joy and Paul Vannucci of Davis, aunt, Victoria Harder of Woodland; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Guido Motroni, in 1977.

The family requests any memorials be directed to the Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Calif. 95617; or to the donor's favorite charity.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Motroni, no funeral service is scheduled. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Kraft Bros. Funeral Home of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," during the week of July 26, 2004.)

MOTTA

Lester J. Motta

Lester J. Motta died at his home in Carmichael Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at age 94. He had been a resident of Carmichael for the past 40 years.

Mr. Motta was born on the family ranch in the Salinas Valley April 5, 1909 to Mary and Gildo Motta. The family moved to Arizona before it was a State. They farmed there until moving to Woodland in 1920. His parents owned a farm North of Woodland. Mr. Motta attended Woodland schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1927. He also attended Heald Business College.

Upon graduation Mr. Motta went to work for Diamond Match Co. He had a 45 year career with the company, retiring from Diamond International as a corporate officer in 1974. While working in Stockton he met his wife of 53 years, Ethel Clancy Motta who died in 1989.

Mr. Motta was transferred to Chico where the couple lived 25 years and raised their three children, a daughter Judy and two sons Tom and Jim. In 1964 the corporate headquarters were moved to Sacramento, and the Mottas moved to Carmichael.

Survivors include his children Judy Motta Simonsen and husband Toby of Carmichael; sons Tom Motta and wife Andrea of Chico and Jim Motta and wife Martha of Sammamish, Wash. He leaves eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves his companion of 13 years, Virginia Hamilton and his sister, Mary (Motta) Heney of Woodland.

In addition to his wife, Ethel, Mr. Motta was preceded in death by his father and mother and three brothers, Walter, James and Peter who was killed in World War II. A grandson Thomas Motta died in 1990.

Mr. Motta was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carmichael where he was an usher for 35 years. He had been a director of the Sacramento Valley Better Business Bureau and had been an Elk member for 61 years.

Visitation will be today Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 to 6 p.m. at Lind Bros. Mortuary, 4221 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, with a vigil service to follow at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 5751 Locust Ave., Carmichael, 95608.

The family requests memorials be directed to San Juan Mercy Hospice Center, 3400 Data Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; to St. John the Evangelist Church Building Fund; or the charity of donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 21, 2004.)

MOULTON

Jack Edward Moulton

Dr. Jack Edward Moulton, an emeritus professor at UC Davis, died May 3, 2003, at St. John's Retirement Village Manor West in Woodland. He was 81.

He was born March 4, 1922, to Mary Virginia and Edward Charles Moulton, and grew up in Seattle, Wash. After high school, he joined the Merchant Marines and spent two years as a seaman, working with the U.S. Coast Geodetic Survey out of Seattle.

Moulton studied at the University of Washington in Seattle, then attended State College of Washington, Pullman, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1947. While in veterinary school he joined the U.S. Army, serving in the 326th Army Air Force Squadron, at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was honorably discharged in 1946, and obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1949.

He met Idell Frances Dudley at a Washington State College dance social, and they were married on June 22, 1949.

Moulton received his doctorate in veterinary pathology from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 1953, writing his thesis on rabies. He joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the pathology department that same year -- beginning a long, enjoyable career as a scientist, teacher, researcher, author and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.

He published more than 150 scholarly papers, and was the author and editor of "Tumors in Domestic Animals," a primary textbook reference still used in veterinary schools around the world. His colleagues have lauded him for having made outstanding contributions to veterinary pathology, his family said, and as a dedicated scientist who served as a good example for graduate students.

He was also a veterinary officer in the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Department with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Moulton's research included studies of mammary tumors in dogs, foot and mouth disease, African swine fever, African sleeping sickness caused by the tsetse fly, an outbreak of pleural pneumonia in East Africa in 1967, and other tropical and parasitic animal diseases.

He received numerous research scholarships from the USDA, the Rockefeller Foundation and Fulbright Scholar grants for sabbatical work in Cambridge, England, Kenya and Zimbabwe. He spent more than seven years abroad during his tenure at UC Davis.

In Kenya, he acted as director of the University of California Education Abroad Program for two years, helping American students adapt to Nairobi University, local culture and life in the wilderness while on safari. Later, in Zimbabwe, he helped set up the veterinary school at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. He also worked at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, near Long Island, N.Y., for two summers.

Moulton retired in 1987. He spent several years living on the Mendocino coast, where he enjoyed landscape oil painting, before returning to Davis. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, going on safari and impressionist painting of local landscape scenes (for which he received at least 10 first-place ribbons at the Yolo County Fair over the years).

He is survived by his wife, Idell D. Moulton of Davis; sister, Echo June and brother-in-law Pete Peterson of La Quinta; son, Bill Moulton, of Kentfield; daughter, Sally -- who followed in her father's footsteps, becoming a veterinarian --and son-in-law Salvador Borges of Davis; daughter, Collette and son-in-law Jerry Czuleger of Santa Barbara; and four grandchildren, Colin and Julia Borges, and Sarah and Brooke Czuleger.

Family, friends and colleagues are invited to a celebration of Moulton's life at the Borges residence, 736 Oeste Drive in Davis, on Friday, May 16, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Retirement Village Manor West, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 7, 2003.)

MOULTON

Thomas David Moulton

Thomas David Moulton died in Esparto following a lung cancer Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at age 76.

Born May 27, 1926, in Prescott Ariz., Mr. Moulton was a veteran of World War II. He lived and worked in Yolo County for over 45 years. He was a member and charter president of the Esparto Lions Club. Also served as president of the Woodland Host Lions. Former president and member of the Esparto School Board. He was also a member of Friends of the Esparto Library, the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and Legislation Chairman of the Yolo County chapter of R.P.E.A. According to his family members, "he had been a race car driver, musician, inventor, builder, salesman and a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. His hobbies were traveling, Dixieland jazz, reading, and being active in community affairs and football."

Mr. Moulton is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Moulton of Esparto; daughter, Margaret Aeschback and husband Lyman; granddaughters, Rhonda Anderson and husband Nikos, Marabeth Aeschback, all of Shelburne Falls, Ma.; stepdaughters, Sheila Gray and husband Wes of Chico, Kathleen Walden and husband Jim of Antioch, Bev Angel and husband Larry of Stanley, Idaho; stepsons, Jim Olmstead and wife Susan of Pleasant Hill, and Tom Lefler of Maui; and nine stepgrandchildren and their families.

Respecting the wishes of Mr. Moulton no services are scheduled.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; Esparto Lions Club, Friends of the Esparto Library; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

MOYER

Melvin Moyer

Melvin Moyer died at home with family at his side Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at age 82.

Born Aug. 13, 1920, in Randilett, Okla., Mr. Moyer had been a Woodland resident until he retired and sold his business. Woodland Backhoe Service, in 1989. At that time he moved to Oroville. According to his family members, "he enjoyed fishing and hunting. After retirement he spent winters in Bombay Beach, where he enjoyed riding his dune buggy and exploring the desert with many friends."

Mr. Moyer is survived by his wife of six years, Pat Main Moyer of Oroville; children, Vickie Asher of Woodland, Barbara Streepy of Visalia, Tony Moyer of Woodland, and Gail Garcia of Chico; and grandchildren, Mike Rainsbarger, Kendra Whitehead, Stephanie Whitehead, Brian Whitehead, Scott Asher, Angie Moyer, Tammi Moyer, Bill Moyer, and Paula Moyer.

He is also survived by his brother, Robert Moyer of Galt; sister, Mackie Pritchett of Porterville; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Moyer was preceded in death by his wife, Phelba Moyer; brother, E.F. Moyer and sister, Letha Mc Vey.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Scheer Memorial Chapel, 2410 Foothill Blvd., Oroville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, also at Scheer Memorial Chapel.

There will also be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at McNary's Chapel in Woodland.

A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Woodland.

Scheer Memorial Chapel of Oroville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

MOYLAN

Margaret Jean "Marge" Moylan

Margaret Jean "Marge" Moylan died peacefully on May 31, 2004, at her daughter's home in Davis, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Cathedral High School. In 1945, she married Dr. John D. Moylan, and moved to California the following year. Living in Redwood City and Woodside for more than 50 years, they raised eight children: "two roses and six thorns."

She was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and then St. Pius Church, where she was one of the first Eucharistic Minister, both in the parish and at Sequoia Hospital. She was a proud 20-year volunteer for the Sequoia Hospital Auxiliary and was an active participant and supporter of Marriage Encounter. She served as a board member of Mateo Lodge and was a member of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

She was best loved for her unconditional giving of herself and her immeasurable love of babies and young children, from her own to her great-grandchildren. She was a strong believer in her Catholic faith and a lover of her Irish heritage. She and John enjoyed traveling with Elderhostel, as well as tours to Ireland and Italy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John, and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her eight children, Mike and his wife Tina of El Dorado Hills, Karen and her husband Bill Inwood of Fort Bragg, Joanne and her husband Bob Aube of Davis, Tom of Santa Rosa, Jim of Sacramento, Terry and his wife Joanne of Placerville, Dan of Chico, and Dave and his wife Nicole of Sacramento; 12 grandchildren, including Nellie, Julia and Megan Aube of Davis; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The vigil is set for Sunday at 7 p.m. at Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road in Redwood City.

A funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Redwood City, followed by interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. A reception will be held at the home of Jim Shea, 761 Arlington Road in Redwood City.

The family asks that memorial donations be directed to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 30 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403-4562, or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 4, 2004.)

MRAZ

Herman Leonard Mraz

Herman Leonard Mraz died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, Sept. 17 at age 82.

Mr. Mraz was born Aug. 28, 1923 in Dupree, S.D. He had been a Yolo County resident for 51 years. He served with the U.S. Army, 761st MP Battalion, Fairbanks, Alaska. He worked as heavy equipment mechanic for Hoover Tractor for 39 years.

Survivors include Mr. Mraz's wife of 55 years, Violet Mraz of Woodland; his stepson, Kenneth Price and his wife Barbara of Woodland; his grandchildren, Kenny Price Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Chico, Mindy Price and her fiance Casey Holdway of Austin, Texas, Scott Price and his fiance Brie Todd of Marina del Rey and Bonnie Chandler and her husband Josh Christen of Woodland; and his brothers, Bob Mraz, Chet Mraz and Junior Mraz. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous brothers and sisters.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Mraz, private family services are scheduled. Nautilus Society of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 24, 2005.)

MT. JOY

Larry Edmund Mt. Joy

Larry Edmund Mt. Joy, a 25-year Davis resident, died unexpectedly at his Davis home May 24, 2005. He was 64.

Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Born May 19, 1941, in Latrobe, Penn., he grew up in Latrobe where he graduated from Latrobe High School. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1966. He returned to Latrobe, where he lived until moving to Davis in 1980. He worked as a computer analyst at UC Davis before retiring in 1994.

He was described by his family as an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rita Mt. Joy of Davis; his son, Brian Mt. Joy and his wife Richelle of Chico; and his grandchildren, Haley and Sydney Mt. Joy of Chico.

He is further survived by his brothers, Clifford Mt. Joy of Phoenix; and Raymond Mt. Joy of The Woodlands, Texas; and his mother-in-law, Martha Brinker of Davis.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests remembrances be made in his name to the Davis Foundation Stadium Fund, Athletic Development, 116 A St., Davis, CA, 95616. A virtual guest book may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

MUELLER-
BEILSCHMIDT

Peter Mueller-Beilschmidt

Peter Mueller-Beilschmidt of Davis died on May 14, 2002, at home. He was 77.

He was born on May 18, 1924, in Halle on der Saale in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1951 to continue his graduate studies in irrigation at UC Davis.

He served as a professional irrigation consultant in California for more than 40 years; most of those years were spent in the Sacramento Valley. He was a longtime advocate of water conservation in California agriculture and an avid pilot.

He is survived by four daughters: Helene Mueller-Beil-schmidt of Crowley, Texas; Doria Mueller-Beilschmidt and her children Dario and Matteo Salvato, all of Richmond; Petra Wages of Woodland and her children Holly Isble of Sacramento, Seraph, Tessa and Ren Trice and Dea and Cole Wages, all of Woodland; and Georgina Mueller-Beilscmidt of Davis and her children Jessica Cox of Woodland, Jerri Marenger of Davis and Jacklyn Hansen of Pasa Robles.

After cremation, his ashes will be scattered during a private service in the Pacific Ocean.

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

MULLER

Edith Muller

Edith Muller of Winters passed away in Winters on Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Bear River, Utah on June 28, 1913, she was 88 years old.

Mrs. Muller married Frank C. Muller on April 6, 1946 and moved to the Allendale area in 1950 where they had two children. She lived in Winters for the past nine years. She had a passion for working in the yard and tending to her flowers, she loved to garden. Living in Allendale on their little farm gave her plenty of space to do both.

She lost Frank on May 6, 1985 and continued to live on the ranch until 1992. The farm was just too much for her to take care of, so she sold the ranch and bought a home in Winters, which soon had flowers all around the house. She was able to stay there until she took ill in 1998 at which time she moved in with her daughter, Barbara, who took care of her until she earned her wings and went to heaven.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Barbara J. and Terry Karlen of Winters; grandchildren, Ronnie Karlen of Winters, Mary Ann Florney of Fairfield and David Smith of Fairfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and daughter Anna May Smith in 1981.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Davis Cemetery in Davis.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 7, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MULLER

Helen J. Muller

Helen J. Muller died on Jan. 19, 2003, at Sierra Health Convalescent Hospital. She was born on March 11, 1910, in New York City and was a resident of Davis for the last 16 years of her life.

She is survived by a son William Muller of Boston, Mass.; daughters Phyllis O'Rourke of Austin, Texas, and Dorothy M. Place of Davis.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She will interred at Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village, Long Island. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 29, 2003.)

MULLIKEN

Helen Harriett Mulliken dies at 82

Helen Harriett Mulliken died at Sutter Davis Hospital on June 14, 1990. Mrs. Mulliken was born in Sacramento on January 10, 1908, and was 82 years of age. She was a homemaker for 64 years and was preceded in death by her husband Earl Mulliken, who died in Sacramento in 1978. She had moved to Winters six months ago. Mrs. Mulliken was past president of East Sacramento Chapter #1325 of the American Association of Retired Persons.

She is survived by three children: Mildred Pingree of Orinda, Tom Mulliken of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Chapman of Winters. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In compliance with the deceased’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.

The family wishes to publicly express their appreciation for the care and concern of the people at Sutter Davis Hospital.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, June 21, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MUMMA

Gladys Louise Mumma

Gladys Louise Mumma died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Mumma was born on Aug. 17, 1915, in Dunnigan to Frank and Ida Fletcher, and was a lifelong resident of Dunnigan. She attended Woodland High School and married Thomas Mumma on Oct. 31, 1937. She had lived in the same Dunnigan home - in which she was born and raised - for the past 30 years. She took great pride, family members report, in caring for her son, Lance, who had Downs Syndrome.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Thomas Mumma; daughter, Barbara Allen of Mountain View; sons, Sid Mumma of Dunnigan, Stephen Mumma of Lincoln, and Stewart Mumma of Arbuckle. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Lance, and her brothers Brick and Gordon Fletcher.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the McNary-Moore Funeral Home in Colusa. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial will follow in the Arbuckle Catholic Cemetery with Father John Myles officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 10, 2003.)

MUMMA

Thomas L. Mumma (1st of 2 obituaries)

Thomas L. Mumma, born in Arbuckle on New Years Day, 1914, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2005 after a short illness.

Tom studied aeronautical engineering while attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo but upon the premature death of his father, needed to return home to run the family farm, which he did for some 55 years.

Tom married Gladys Fletcher of Dunnigan 1937 and raised five children together in the Arbuckle area, except for a few years during WWII when they lived in Vallejo and Tom worked at Mare Island.

He had a lifelong interest in airplanes and earned his private pilot's license at the age of 60.

Throughout the years Tom was involved in many community interest and served as a member of the Dunnigan Water Board, the Dunnigan Fire Commission and as a trustee of the Pierce High School.

He was also a valued member of the Dunnigan Volunteer Fire Department until he retired at the age of 90.

Tom was a member of an early Colusa County pioneer family.

Survivors include Tom's daughter, Barbara Allen of Mountain View; his sons, Sid Mumma and family friend Patricia Frazier of Dunnigan, Stephen Mumma and his wife Barbara of Lincoln and Stewart Mumma and his wife Susan of Arbuckle; his brother, Donald Mumma and his wife Louis of Arbuckle; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Mumma, his son, Lance Mumma and his sister Evelyn Mumma.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 7 at the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial will follow at the Arbuckle Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's behalf to the Dunnigan Fire Department or to the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Services.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, June 7, 2005.)

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Thomas L. Mumma (2nd of 2 obits.)

Thomas L. Mumma died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at age 91.

Mr. Mumma was born Jan. 1, 1914 in Arbuckle. He studied aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. During World War II he worked in the Mare Island Shipyards. He ran the family farm in the Arbuckle area for 55 years. At the age of 60 he earned his private pilot's license. He was a member of the Dunnigan Water Board, the Dunnigan Fire Commission and a trustee of the Pierce High School. Also he was a member of the Dunnigan Volunteer Fire Department until he retired at the age of 90.

Survivors include Mr. Mumma's daughter, Barbara Allen of Mountain View; his sons, Sid Mumma and family friend Patricia Frazier of Dunnigan, Stephen Mumma and his wife Barbara of Lincoln and Stewart Mumma and his wife Susan of Arbuckle; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and his brother, Donald Mumma and his wife Louis of Arbuckle. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Mumma; his son, Lance Mumma and his sister, Evelyn Mumma.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Mumma's name be directed to the Dunnigan Fire Department or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial will follow at the Arbuckle Cemetery. McNary-Moore Funeral Services of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, June 10, 2005.)

MUNOZ

David L. Munoz

David Lopez Munoz died unexpectedly in Patterson Nov. 9, 2001, at the age of 29. He was born in Mexicali, Mexico on Dec. 3, 1972, to Imelda Munoz and the late Jose P. Munoz.

He was a resident of Yolo County for 22 years. He was a delivery driver for Pepsi Cola Co. for the past five years.

He is survived by his son, Julian Munoz of Woodland, his mother, Imelda Munoz of Sacramento, sisters Yolanda Munoz of El Centro and Rachel Munoz and Veronica Munoz of Sacramento, and his brothers, Sergio A. Munoz, Guillermo Munoz, Gustavo Munoz, Pedro Munoz, Luis R. Munoz and Carlos A. Munoz, all of Woodland. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. The funeral Mass begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St. in Woodland, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 318 Court St.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MUNOZ

Robert Munoz

Mr. Robert Munoz died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the age of 80.

Born on Aug. 13, 1922, in El Oro, Estado de Mexico, to Estanislao and Refugio (Sanchez) Munoz, Mr. Munoz had been a resident of Woodland for 47 years, working as a welder for several local businesses for the past 30 years.

Mr. Munoz is survived by his children, Eva Diab and husband Mark of Yuba City, Jose Munoz of North Carolina, Marcelino Munoz of Citrus Heights, Robert Munoz and wife Mary of Bakersfield, George Munoz and wife Julie of Woodland, Carlos Munoz and wife Patricia of El Paso, Texas, Arturo Munoz and wife LaDonna of Chula Visata, Rachel Munoz of Woodland, Mary Delgado and husband Jerry of Martinez, Steve Munoz and wife Stella of Concord, as well as by 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Munoz was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Raquel, in 1990.

Friends are invited to attend a vigil service to be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland. Friends are also invited to attend a funeral mass shceduled at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, also at Holy Rosary church. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).

MURDOCH

June Fern Murdoch

June Fern (Willis) Murdoch died in Woodland's Alderson Convalescent Hospital Monday, June 24, 2002, at age 85.

Born June 5, 1917, in Willows, Mrs. Murdoch had been a lifelong Yolo County resident. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Fagg) Willis. According to her family, "She was an avid walker and prior to being widowed. She and her husband loved to travel throughout the western states, often spending long periods of time in Montana, enjoying the scenery. They also spent memorable vacations at South Lake Tahoe and took cruises to relax and enjoy life. A dedicated baseball fan, she enjoyed watching the Giants on television, and following the career of her niece, world famous model, Christie Turlington. She anxiously reviewed all magazines each month, looking for photos and stories of her famous and favorite niece. Additionally, she could be found helping her many friends with chores, playing pinochle at the senior center and she never missed the opportunity to celebrate a friend's birthday by preparing her specialty, a pink-frosted, angel-food cake and dressing in pink for the special occasion. Her love of birds and chocolate amused her friends and always gave them something to share with her. As long as she could stay active and participate, she liked to be accompanied to church by her friends and others who shared her love of the church."

Mrs. Murdoch is survived by her son, Donald A. Murdoch of Sacramento.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Murdoch, in June of 1984.

Friends are invited to participate in a graveside service, scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, in Monument Hill Memorial Park, with the Rev. Elmer Prout officiating. No viewing or visitation is scheduled prior to interment.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements and inquiries may be made by phoning, 662-4658, or by contacting www.Legacy.com.

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

MURGIA

Pat Elva Mae Murgia

Pat Elva Mae Murgia died in Woodland Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at age 70.

Born Nov. 12, 1933 in Missouri, Mrs. Murgia was the daughter of Lou Ella Griffin. She married Pete Murgia and the couple lived in Chico before settling in Esparto. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Murgia of Esparto; daughters, Silvia Murgia of Paradise, Charlotte Shields of Chico and Margaret Alvarez of Marysville; sons, Dennis Bennett of Oregon; Charles Bethard of Oregon, Rodney Bethard of Colusa and Ben Shields of Chico; stepsons, Tracy and Paul Murgia, both of Chico; sisters, Judy Creamer of Esparto and Darlene Brown of Oroville; brother, Mike Wagner of Indiana; 27 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles Memorial Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Pat's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at nbcfh.com.

Services: Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Clear Creek Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 29, 2004.)

MURPHEY

Sylvia Mae (Springer) Murphey

Sylvia Mae Murphey (ne Springer), beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away April 28, 2005 at age 62 in San Benito, Texas.

Sylvia was born in Vallejo Nov. 18, 1942 to Fred and Dorothy Springer. She lived and worked in the Woodland area as a cosmetologist for several years. During the last 20 years, she moved to Alaska, Chicago and Missouri to be near her grandchildren. She was a creative person who loved genealogy, art, sewing, dancing and traveling. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the greatest joys of her life.

She is survived by her father, Fred Springer and his family; her children, Jerry Murphey and his wife Celia, Bambi Garvin and her husband Chuck, John Murphey and his wife Lora, Mike Murphey, Susan Morgan and her husband Chuck and Aaron Murphey; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Jim Springer; sisters Carole Preston, Pat Dewberry and her husband Don, Debbie Holguin and her husband Larry and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 Pioneer Ave., Woodland at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7. A graveside service at Woodland Cemetery and a luncheon at the church will follow.

Donations can be made to the National Down Syndrome Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation or to the local charity of your choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 05, 2005.)

MURPHY

James B. Murphy

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

"Sacramento Daily Union," Thursday August 7, 1862.

In Buckeye, Yolo county, July 29th, James B., only son of John C. and Clarissa MURPHY, aged 6 months and 4 days.

MURPHY

John D. Murphy

John D. Murphy of Esparto died in Sacramento Wednesday, June 22 at age 73. He was born Dec. 13, 1931 in Sacramento. He had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Memorials in John's name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Respecting the wishes of John, no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 29, 2005.)

MURPHY

William J. Murphy

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

“Sacramento Bee,” Monday Evening, November 14, 1870.

DEATHS

In Woodland, Yolo county, Nov. 12, William J., son of J. H. and L. J. MURPHY, aged 1 year, 6 months and 7 days.

MURNIK

Sally Murnik

Sally Murnik, a thirty year resident of Winters, died on February 7, 2000 at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Davis. Born April 29, 1905 in South Dakota, she was 94.

Mrs. Murnik was the daughter of Peter and Pauline Edelman. She came to the state of California in 1931 and settled in Santa Barbara. She was of the Jehovah Witness faith and a homemaker.

Survivors include: sisters, Cora Fell of Anchorage, Alaska and Violet Jaworski, of Baltimore, Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Murnik.

Services were private and the burial will take place in the family plot in the Menno Cemetery, Menno, South Dakota.

Arrangements were handled by Smith's Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 24, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

MURPHY

Charles Emmett "Murph" Murphy

Charles Emmett "Murph" Murphy of Surprise, Ariz., died on Jan. 23, 2005, after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 82.

Services were held in Surprise, Ariz., with the burial at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.

He was born in Chicago on Dec. 29, 1922, to Michael and Norma Murphy.

After serving in the Army during WWII and attaining the rank of lieutenant, he moved his young family to Davis in 1951. He taught biology among other courses at Vacaville High School for the next 18 years. While his family was growing, he and his wife Patricia owned and operated the Portrait House on C Street until 1959. He was involved in many Davis service groups.

In 1969, he moved to Palm Desert, where he taught at La Familia High School in Thermal. After his wife Pat died, he remarried and moved to Surprise, Ariz., in 1990, and later remarried.

He always maintained a love for life, its creatures and the wonders of creation, his family said. His curiosity about his surroundings brought out the teacher in him and he encouraged others to strive to learn. He will be missed as a loving husband and father, whose humor was always ready to bring a chuckle.

He is survived by his wife Joan Murphy of Surprise, Ariz.; sons Steve Murphy and wife Marcia of Williamsburg, Va., and Mike Murphy and his wife Brigitte of Davis; and daughter Tara Murphy of Palm Desert; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

MURPHY

Florence W. Murphy

Florence W. Murphy died June 26, 2001. Born in Tremont on Nov. 6, 1897, she was 103.

She married Elmer Murphy in December 1923 and was a homemaker, wife and mother. Family, home and church were the most important things to her. She was described by her family as even-tempered and never complained. She coped with with life handed her and made the best of the situation, whatever it was.

"She was beautiful inside and out," her family said.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Elmer Murphy, and a daughter, Virginia Bartleson Chaplin. She is survived by a son, Jim Murphy and his wife Beverly; a grandson, Stephen Bartleson and his wife Debbie; two granddaughters, Jeanine Rojko and her husband Eric, Coleen Spry and her husband Steve; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a longtime member of the Fair Oaks Presbyterian in Fair Oaks. Services were held earlier this month.

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

MURPHY

George Murphy

MURPHY - In Middleway, Jefferson Co. West Virginia, June 23, 1878, George Murphy, aged 79 years, 7 months and 14 days, father of J.H. Murphy of Cacheville

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

MURPHY

John D. Murphy

John D. Murphy of Esparto died in Sacramento Wednesday, June 22 at age 73. He was born Dec. 13, 1931 in Sacramento. He had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years.

He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Memorials in John's name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Respecting the wishes of John, no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 29, 2005.)

MURPHY

John M. Murphy

John M. Murphy a resident of St. John's Retirement Center in Woodland died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002. Mr. Murphy was born in Bloomington, Ind., on Feb. 13, 1910, to the late Joe and Laura May Murphy.

Mr. Murphy was the sole proprietor of Murphy Masonry. He began his career in Bloomington and subsequently worked in Michigan, Fresno and Morro Bay before settling in San Luis Obispo in 1961. He retired to Esparto in 1989.

Mr. Murphy was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of more than 17 years, Marjorie Jesser-Murphy of Woodland. He is also survived by a son, Bob J. Murphy and wife Vicki of Brooks; and daughter Marilyn M. Thomas and husband Norman of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also surviving Mr. Murphy are seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret E. Murphy in 1981 and brother William Murphy in 1957.

Private services will be scheduled. Memorial donations may be sent to the Friends of the Esparto Library, the St. John's Retirement Center of charity of the donors choice.

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Friday, January 25, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

MURRAY

Gordon C. "Buck" Murray

Gordon C. "Buck" Murray died on Dec. 7, 2002. Born on Aug. 4, 1910, he was 92 years old. He and his wife, Thelma, lived in Winters for many years. Thelma was born in Winters.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years. Thelma Schlafski-Murray of Oakland; daughter, Patricia Brewer of Fairfield; son Richard Murray of Oakland; grandchildren Kelly Vale of Alameda, Ricky Sprague of Albany and Brandy Brewer of Fairfield; six great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 19, 2002.)

MURRAY

JoLee Murray

Dixon resident JoLee Murray died on June 15, 2002, in an automobile accident near Dixon. She was 50.

She was born on June 25, 1951, in Phoenix. She worked as the office manager at Oak Animal Hospital.

She participated enthusiastically in all of her children's activities, and often kept score at various sporting events and was a "shuttle service" for youth sporting events. She also worked as the Notre Dame parking lot supervisor.

She was a loving wife and mother for 28 years. Her son, Kevin Murray, also died in the accident.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Murray; son, Patrick Murray; and daughter, Mary Murray, all of Dixon.

A visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 105 Second St. in Dixon, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Father Maurice O'Brien of St. Peter's Catholic Church will preside. Interment will be at the Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95820-2727.

Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 20, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MURRAY

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray, a Dixon resident and student, died on June 15, 2002, in an automobile accident near Dixon. He was 15.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1986, in Woodland. He was an outstanding athlete at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and a graduate of Notre Dame Elementary School.

He was a member of the Dixon youth baseball, basketball and football leagues, and he played for the Notre Dame basketball team. He was a member of the Christian Brothers basketball and football teams, and was also a member of the Vacaville Heat Basketball Club.

His mother, JoLee Murray, also died in the accident.

His family describes him as a rising star and a beloved brother and son. Family and friends knew him affectionately as "Da bomb." He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived by his father, Dr. Robert Murray; brother, Patrick Murray; and sister, Mary Murray, all of Dixon.

A visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 105 Second St. in Dixon, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Father Maurice O'Brien of St. Peter's Catholic Church will preside. Interment will be at the Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95820-2727.

Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 20, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

MURRAY

Michelle Kathleen Murray

Michelle Kathleen Murray, a Davis native, died June 8, 2005, in her Marysville home after a lengthy illness. She was 44.

Born Feb. 15, 1961, in Reno, Nev., to Melvyn and Phyllis (Randolph) Murray, she moved to Davis at age 1. She graduated from Davis High School in 1979.

A homemaker for 25 years, she lived in Knights Landing before moving to Marysville, where she lived for the past 12 years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Vance Murray, stepfather Stanley Adler and a nephew, Trevor Hegg-Murray.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Matthew Kertianis and daughters Kimberly and Shiloah Kertianis, all of Marysville; son Devin Murray of Linda; parents Phyllis Adler of Woodland and Mel Murray of Arizona; grandchildren, Ryan Newsome, Jr., and Felicity and Damien Murray, all of Marysville; sister Lynne Murray of Woodland; brothers, Sean Murray of Davis and Scott Murray of Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews.

Internment services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005, at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Due to her love of flowers, her family will gratefully accept floral remembrances and requests deliveries be sent to the family at: 5848 Garden Ave. No. 2, Marysville CA 95901.

Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday June 13, 2005.)

MURRILL

Frank DeVane Murrill

Frank DeVane Murrill died on the morning of June 11, 2005, with his family at his side at his home on "The Hill" in Sutter Creek. He was 79.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Faith Lutheran Church on Highway 88 in Pioneer. Interment will be in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Jackson.

Born in Plant City, Fla., Oct. 25, 1925, he was the fourth of seven children born to Dan and Clara Murrill. He grew up on a strawberry farm and attended Springhead School. His family said his love for the land began on the farm and through his active participation in 4-H, FFA and Boy Scouts. His family moved to California and he graduated from Oakland High School in 1944.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific with the 63rd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of technical sergeant. After the war, he returned to Oakland where he met his wife-to-be at Lakeside Baptist Church. They began studying at UC Berkeley and were married Aug. 28, 1948. They moved on to UC Davis, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees.

He worked for the University of California Cooperative Extension Service for more than 30 years. He was a dairy farm adviser for Kern County from 1957 to 1968. He then moved with his family to Davis where he worked at the university as a specialist for the state dairy industry. He retired from the university in 1989.

He and his wife traveled all over the United States and the world, vacationing and representing the dairy industry on tours and assignments. They met friends and family in Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India and Australia. A highlight of their travels was a year spent in New Zealand on sabbatical where they made lifelong friends.

They retired to Sutter Creek to refurbish an old farm house and refresh a tired, old vineyard. He served his new community as foreman of the grand jury and president of the Amador County Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, the Jackson Rotary Club, SIRS, University Emeriti, Cal Aggie Alumni Association and the Amador County Wine Grape Growers Association.

His family said their home on "The Hill" was his castle and he was always happy when folks stopped by to share the view from the porch and a glass of wine. The grapes grown in the family vineyard have gone into many fine wines.

He was especially proud that the 2001 Sanglovese wine made by Obscurity Cellars, in Fairplay, earned a double gold medal at the 2003 California State Fair. His family says he would have been thrilled to know that Obscurity Cellars' 2002 "Old Man Murrill" Zinfandel just won a gold medal at the 2005 Amador County Fair.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Murrill; and his children, Steve and Wendy Murrill of Sacramento, Kathy and Dave Jones of Roseville and John and Terry Murrill of Sutter Creek.

He is further survived by his sisters and brother, Eleanor Sparkman of Franklin, N.C.; Wanda DeVane of Lake City, Fla., Janet and Al Liedstrand of Live Oak, Fla., Edna and Roger Erickson of Concord, and Clinton and Louise Murrill of Tallahassee, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Rebecca Jones, James Harding and Andrew Murrill.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of Amador, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. Condolences may be offered to the family at danerimortuary@sbc global.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, June 14, 2005.)

MUSSELMAN

Conrad Eugene Musselman

Conrad Eugene Musselman died in his Woodland residence after a lengthy illness, Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at age 70.

Born April 27, 1931, Klamath Falls, Ore., Mr. Musselman was the son of the late Nichols and Rhea Musselman.

Mr. Musselman served in the Marine Corps from 1950 to 1951 and was a resident of Yolo County for 38 years. He was a volunteer at the Hays Truck Museum for several years. He also loved flying, Nascar racing and restoring vintage autos.

Mr. Musselman is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Moette Musselman of Woodland.

He is also survived by children Guy Musselman and wife Tanya of Klamath Falls, Kory Musselman and wife Deanna and Kimberly Musselman, all of Sacramento, Dianne (Musselman) Andres and husband Scott, Kurt Musselman and wife Kim, all of Woodland; sister, Nona Musselman of San Leandro and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Musselman was preceded in death by two nieces, Tammy Byford and Carol Thomas.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

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

MYNATT

Leann Carol Mynatt

Leann Carol Mynatt died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Born May 17, 1949, in Ohio, Mrs. Mynatt had been a Yolo County resident for three months. She worked as Certified Nursing Assistant.

Survivors include her son, Derrick Welcher; and brother, Larry Welch.

Her cremains will be returned to her brother.

Services: There are no services. Arrangements were made by North Sacramento Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 16, 2003.)

MYERS

George 'Bill' Myers

George "Bill" Myers died Wednesday, March 2 in Tulare at age 79.

Mr. Myers was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Mounds, Okla. He worked in the auto paint and body industry for 60 years. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 1484 for 15 years.

Survivors include Mr. Myers' wife, Mary A. Myers of Tulare; his daughters, Martha Brown and her husband Danny of Tulare, Wilma Bridges of Tulare and Rose Perryman and her husband Leon of Tipton; his sons, Randall Myers and his wife Anna of Tulare and James Graham of Goshen; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude; his father, Clifford and his grandson, William Lee Curtis Myers.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, 132 West Kern Ave., Tulare. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 7 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Tulare District Cemetery. Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 05, 2005.)

MYERS

Norman Edward Myers

Norman Edward Myers died at his home in Arbuckle, Tuesday, Sept. 28 at age 72.

Mr. Myers was born Aug. 19, 1932 in Arbuckle and was a lifelong Arbuckle resident. He was a rice grower-farmer for 42 years in Arbuckle. He graduated from Pierce High School and later played football at Grant Tech which is now known as American River College. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle and the Elks Lodge in Woodland. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force stationed at Travis Air Force Base and where worked as an aircraft mechanic.

Survivors include Mr. Myers' wife of 46 years, Jeanne Myers also of Arbuckle; his daughters, Charlene Vaughn and her husband Tim, Janet Martin and her husband Frank, Penny Mathews and her husband Robert all of Arbuckle, and Robbie Rubio and her husband Richard of Winters; his son, Charles Roberts of Arbuckle; his sister, Geraldine Hobbs of West Sacramento; his brothers, Clifford and Harold Myers of Arbuckle; and his grandchildren Matthew and Curtis Vaughn, Mary, Susie and Johnny Martin, Jennifer and Jimmy Manhart, Rebecca Rubio, Mark Tucker and numerous nieces and nephews Memorials in Mr. Myers' name may be directed to the charity of donor's choice.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Arbuckle. Funeral mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 also at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Arbuckle Cemetery. Funeral Services are under the Direction of McNary - Moore Funeral Service of Colusa.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 01, 2004.)

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