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NAAKE

Evah Stirlen Naake

Evah Stirlen Naake died at Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at age 87.

Born Oct. 12, 1916, in Porter, Okla., Mrs. Naake had been a Woodland resident for five years. She resided in Orange County from 1954 to 1985 and was a resident of Hemet for 1 1/2 years. She was a saleswoman for 15 years, six of those years for Walker and Lee in Garden Grove.

Survivors include her Gay Giacometto of San Jacinto; son, Herbert Naake of Woodland; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harford Funeral Home of Hemet.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 6, at Harford Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Fairhaven Memorial Park, 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 06, 2003.)

NAKADA

Kimiko "Kimi" Nakada

Kimiko "Kimi" Nakada, a 27-year resident of Davis, died July 5, 2005, at Courtyard Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was 86.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Burial will precede the service, at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born on Aug. 31, 1918, in Salinas to Nisaku and Kayo Hosaka, she grew up in San Mateo where she graduated from high school. She later attended Bible College in Huntington Park. She enjoyed all types of craft work and sewing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Yoshio Nakada of Davis.

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

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

NAKAI

Juanita May (Gibson) Nakai

Juanita May (Gibson) Nakai died in her Woodland home Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the age of 76.

Born May 19, 1923, in Alma, Arkansas, Mrs. Nakai had been a Yolo County resident for nine years. In 1990 Mrs. Nakai and her husband George resettled in Woodland. She was the daughter of the late George and Oved (Smith) Gibson, who were famous for their "Gibson Baskets." She was a third generation basket maker. According to her family, "while living in Arkansas, she made baskets and enjoyed going to craft shows and sharing the History behind the Gibson Baskets." She graduated from the UC Sacramento in 1970.

Mrs. Nakai is survived by her husband, George Nakai of Woodland; daughters, Mae Lee (Burson) Dove and husband Earl of Gentry, Arkansas; Davia Sue (Burson) Westbrook of Winters; Patsy (Burson) McGree of West Sacramento; sons David Lee Burson Jr. and wife Rae of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Harvey Earl Burson of Woodland.

She is also survived by her brothers, Earl Gibson and wife Melba of Huntsville, Arkansas, and Don Gibson and wife Ann of Fayetteville, Arkansas; aunt, Ellen Gibson of West Fork, Arkansas; cousin Pauline Hata and family; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces; and cousins from the Gibson, Smith, Curry, Burson and Kelly families.

Mrs. Nakai was preceded in death by her brothers Charles, Howard and Harvey; sisters, Virginia and Thelma; uncles, John Tutor, and Bill; and aunts, Maude Kelly, Nancy Curry and Arvella (Smith) Williams.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Kraft Brothers Funeral Home.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, at Kraft Bros. Family and friends will be fathering at the Idelwheel clubhouse for a potluck after the funeral.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Federal Credit Union Account Number 23509 (S2-Funeral) Sue Westbrook, P.O. Box 657, Woodland, 95776.

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

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

NAKAMURA

Hatsuye (Shimamoto) Nakamura

Hatsuye (Shimamoto) Nakamura of Woodland passed away in her home on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the age of 86. Born in Isleton, Ca. on April 8, 1916, Mrs. Nakamura has been a resident of Woodland for 60 years.

When she was a child, her family returned to their small farm in Kiri Kushi, Japan, where she was raised and attended school. She worked on the family farm, and in 1940 returned to California and married Dick R. Nakamura of Woodland. During WWII, they were interned in the Japanese relocation camp in Amache, Colo. Together they raised six children in Woodland: Louise, Jerry, Pearl, Tom, David, and Alan. She was a devoted wife and mother for the remainder of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years; her brothers, George Shimamoto of Irvine, Texas, William Shimamoto and wife Alice of El Cerrito; sisters, Misao Habara and Mitsuno Shirokoma of Japan; children, Louise Kanda and husband Shigeo of Chico, Jerry Nakamura and wife Carole of Sunnyvale, Bob Uyeda (Pearl's husband) of Sacramento, Tom Nakamura of Woodland, David Nakamura and wife Peggy of Carmichael, and Alan Nakamura and wife Carrie of Woodland; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service was held on Sunday, March 2, at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family of Hatsuye Nakamura requests that donations be made to the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento 95818; or to the charity of donor's choice.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 04, 2003.)

NAKAMURA

Rikizo "Dick" Nakamura

Rikizo "Dick" Nakamura of Woodland passed away in his home on Aug. 30, 2005, at the age of 102. Born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan on March 4, 1903, Mr. Nakamura has been a resident of Woodland for over 80 years.

In his early years, Mr. Nakamura was raised by his grandmother in Japan. At the age of 16, he came to Woodland where he was reunited with his father Rokutaro, and mother Tsuna, Nakamura. He worked with his father and brothers at the family store, currently known as Nakamura Bros. Furniture. In 1940, he married Hatsuye Shimamoto.

During WWII, Mr. and Mrs. Nakamura and family were interned in the Japanese relocation camp in Amache, CO. After WWII, they returned to Woodland, where Mr. Nakamura ran the family store. He retired in the late 1970s after suffering a stroke.

He was preceded in death by his wife Hatsuye, brothers Toshio and Shigeo Nakamura, sister Haruko Hisatomi, and daughter Pearl Uyeda.

He is survived by his brother, George Yoshio Nakamura and wife Yoshiko of Woodland, Bette Nakamura (sister-in-law) of Selma, his children: Louise Kanda and husband Shigeo of Chico, Jerry Nakamura and wife Carole of Sunnyvale, Bob Uyeda (son-in-law) of Sacramento, Tom Nakamura of Woodland, David Nakamura and wife Peggy of Carmichael, Alan Nakamura and wife Carrie of Woodland, plus 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private burial service for Mr. Nakamura was held on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Woodland Cemetery. A private memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Sacramento Buddhist Church.

In lieu of flowers or offerings, the family requests that donations be made to the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, 95818, or to the charity of the donor's choice. McNary's Chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 12, 2005.)

NARDIELLO

Patsey Roberta Nardiello

Arizona native Patsey Roberta Nardiello, a Yolo County resident for eight years, died on July 20, 2004, at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. She was 64.

Born Oct. 19, 1939, she was raised in Parker, Ariz., and attended high school there. She moved to Yolo County eight years ago. She was a housekeeping supervisor for the International Inn and Clarion Hotels in several areas for 12 years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Anchorage, Alaska.

Survivors include her husband Tony Nardiello of Woodland; daughter Tina Clausen of Eureka; five sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim Stejskal of Auburn, Richard Stejskal and Bill Legg of McKinleyville, and Woodland residents Tony Stejskal, Tony Nardiello Jr. and his wife Sue. She also is survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death in 1996 by her mother Lola Fortner.

A private interment service will be held at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 26, 2004.)

NASH

Nellie Nash

Nellie Nash died at home on Jan. 3, 2003. She was 89 years old. Born May 24, 1913, in West Hartlepool, England, to James and Mary Duthie, she came to this country at the age of 10. The family moved to Davis several years later where her father became a building contractor. He built several houses in College Park as well as many more houses scattered around Davis.

After graduating from Davis High School, she worked as a telephone operator downtown. In her spare time she played softball where she met her future husband, Robert Nash, who was the team manager. In 1939, the couple was married at Davis Community Church.

In years past she belonged to the Circle D folk dancing club as well as the Square Rounders club in Sacramento, where she learned how to call square dances.

She was active in the local Davis Lions Club and served as president several years ago. Other clubs included Order of the Eastern Star and Library Club. In 1934, members of the Davis Library Club had to be single and she was the youngest member of the club for a long time.

She enjoyed collecting antiques and going deer hunting in Nevada. She and her husband traveled to each of the 50 states and made trips Denmark, China, New Zealand and the British Isles.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Nash of Davis; daughter, Carol Nyholm and her husband Charles of Davis; grandchildren, Steven Nyholm of Sacramento, Mary Carstensen and her husband Niels of Denmark; and great-grandchildren, Martin and Elisabeth Carstensen of Denmark. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Somers of Sacramento, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother James, who was killed in World War II in 1944; her son, James, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968; and a granddaughter, Christina Nyholm, who died in 1974.

A fund has been established in her memory through the Davis -Lions Club for the purpose of assisting those in the Davis community who are in need. Contributions may be sent to Davis Lions Club c/o Bob Zehnder, 340 G St., Davis, CA 95616.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 5, 2003.)

NASH

Robert James Nash

Robert James Nash died at home on Jan. 16, 2004. He was 94 years old.

Born Jan. 15, 1910, in Ireland to Cornelius and Sarah Nash, he came to this country at the age of 14 in 1924. The family settled in Redlands to be close to other Irish relatives.

After graduating from high school, Nash came to Davis in 1931 as an ornamental horticulture student at UC Davis when the town had 2,700 people and the city limits were defined by First, Seventh, A and L streets. Several years later, he met Nellie Duthie when he was the manager of the girl's softball team and she was a player. They dated for two years before marrying on Feb. 4, 1939, at Davis Community Church.

While Nash was working at UCD, Central Park was being planned. His landscape class planted the trees for just $52. He was a member of the original Street Tree Committee in Davis. The rest of his working years were spent as a field supervisor for various seed companies.

In his spare time, he loved to go fishing, hunting and camping. He and Nellie made many deer hunting trips to Nevada with friends. He also loved gardening and spending time with family.

In years past he belonged to the Circle D folk dancing club as well the Square Rounders club in Sacramento, where he learned how to call square dances. The Lions Club was such an important part of his life that he became the district governor in 1964. He and Nellie traveled to many of the international Lions conventions over the years and enjoyed meeting many new friends.

They traveled to each of the 50 states plus Denmark, China, New Zealand and the British Isles.

He is survived by his daughter Carol and her husband Charles Nyholm of Davis; grandchildren, Steve Nyholm of Sacramento and Mary Carstensen and her husband Niels of Denmark; and great-grandchildren, Martin and Elisabeth Carstensen of Denmark.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, who died in January 2003; his son, James who was killed in Vietnam in 1968; and a granddaughter, Christina Nyholm, who died in 1974.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Northern California Lions Sight Association, c/o Scott Crull, president, P.O. Box 8033, Woodland, CA 95776, or to Sutter Hospice/Sacramento, 2800 L St., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95816.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, January 19, 2004.)

NAVARRO

Eustolia Urbano Navarro

Eustolia Urbano Navarro died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at age 69 in her Woodland home. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 31 years and was a native of La Piedad Michoacan, Mexico. She was a migrant worker and housewife.

Mrs. Navarro is survived by her husband, Leopoldo Urbano and her children, Rodolfo, Raul, Rosa, Alfredo Leopoldo Jr., Epifanio, Juan, Cecilia and Lucy. She is also survived by grandchildren, Wendy, Carlos, Brian, Roxy, Raul, Alfredo Jr., Ilse, Brandon, Raul Antonio, Lezlee and Vividian. She was preceded in death by her brother Mardonio Navarro.

Services: A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at McNary's Funeral Chapel in Woodland. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, May 03, 2004.)

NAVARRO

Pauline Florence Budinski Navarro

Pauline Florence Budinski Navarro died in Beaverton, Ore. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at age 85.

Mrs. Navarro was born Oct. 14, 1919 in Alberta, Canada. She had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Navarro's daughters, Janice Green and her husband Carl of Portland, Ore. and Diane Campion and her husband Don of North Carolina; her granddaughters, Jennifer Eslick and her husband Greg of Castro Valley; Jessica Green of San Francisco, Caroline Cox and her husband Michael of Portland, Ore. and Bridget Moore and her husband Michael of Vacaville; her grandsons, Scott Green of Portland, Ore. and Robert and Michael Campion of North Carolina; her great-granddaughter, Marisa Moore of Vacaville; her great-grandsons, John and Matthew Moore of Vacaville and Zachary Eslick of Castro Valley; her sisters, Mabel Sharun and Jane Wright both of Canada and her brothers, Michael, Adam and Emil Budinski all of Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Navarro and her son, Robert Navarro.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Navarro's name be directed to the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, 95825.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 with a vigil at 6 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the Mass at 3:15 p.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 30, 2004.)

NEAD

Carissa M. Nead

Carissa M. Nead of Belton, Mo., died June 15, 2005. She was 6 years old.

A funeral Mass begins at 7 p.m. today at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton, Mo. Graveside services begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Raymore Cemetery in Raymore, Mo.

Born June 14, 1999, in Indianapolis, Ind., she attended Gladden Elementary School.

She is survived by her father, David Nead of Columbus, Ohio; her mother, Karin Nead and her fiance Arcenio Velez, brother Devon Nead and sister Megan Nead, all of Belton, Mo.

She is further survived by her grandparents, Dennis and Carolyn Nead of Lake Almanor; Patricia Johnson of Davis; Albert and Virginia Johnson of Fairfax, Va.; and Rita Gray of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fullen Funeral Home in Raymore, Mo.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, June 20, 2005.)

NEEDHAM

Thomas Needham - Corrected date for Thomas Needham (2nd obit.)

Visitation will be Friday and a graveside service will be Saturday for Thomas Needham, who died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 18, 2002. He was 87 years old.

Incorrect dates were published in Wednesday's obituary.

Born in San Francisco on Feb. 24, 1915, he was student body president of Sequoia High School in Redwood City, earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Stanford University and graduated from Stanford University Law School.

He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and continued to serve as a reserve officer at Treasure Island.

After serving his country, he enjoyed serving his community as an elected member of the San Mateo County School Board for nine years, as commander of the American Legion post in San Francisco and as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He loved practicing law, and reveled in intellectual challenges and helping people. He practiced law in San Francisco until 1963, when he helped form Pacific Standard Life Insurance Co. and served as its general counsel. He worked with the company and its successors until he retired. He was known for his legal knowledge and keen wit.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He loved to dance and belonged to Peninsula Assembly and the Davis Dance Group. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was renowned for his stories and jokes. He also belonged to several bridge groups.

A wonderful and loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Needham; son, Steven Needham of Woodland; and daughters, Nancy McDonough and Jeanne Brewer of El Macero. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Ryan, Gwen, Erin and Dylan Needham; Kelly and Ryan Brewer; and Katelyn and Megan McDonough. Nieces Sue Thureson and Sally Cover of Houston further survive him.

The Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., is handling the arrangements and will host the visitation from noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery on Pole Line Road. A reception will follow.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 30, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

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Thomas Needham (1st obit.)

Thomas Needham died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 18, 2002. He was 87 years old.

Born in San Francisco on Feb. 24, 1915, he was student body president of Sequoia High School in Redwood City, earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Stanford University and graduated from Stanford University Law School.

He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and continued to serve as a reserve officer at Treasure Island.

After serving his country, he enjoyed serving his community as an elected member of the San Mateo County School Board for nine years, as commander of the American Legion post in San Francisco and as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He loved practicing law, and reveled in intellectual challenges and helping people. He practiced law in San Francisco until 1963, when he helped form Pacific Standard Life Insurance Co. and served as its general counsel. He worked with the company and its successors until he retired. He was known for his legal knowledge and keen wit.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He loved to dance and belonged to Peninsula Assembly and the Davis Dance Group. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was renowned for his stories and jokes. He also belonged to several bridge groups.

A wonderful and loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Needham; son, Steven Needham of Woodland; and daughters, Nancy McDonough and Jeanne Brewer of El Macero. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Ryan, Gwen, Erin and Dylan Needham; Kelly and Ryan Brewer; and Katelyn and Megan McDonough. Nieces Sue Thureson and Sally Cover of Houston further survive him.

The Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., is handling the arrangements and will host the visitation from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery on Pole Line Road. A reception will follow.

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

NEEDLES

Howard Lee Needles

Howard Lee Needles died July 30, 2004, while at Hospice House in Monterey. He was 67.

A native of San Bernardino, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from UC Riverside in 1959, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1963. He became a professor of textiles and material science at UC Davis in 1969 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1994.

During his retirement years, he continued to serve as a consultant and expert witness in textiles and forensics. Over his career, he authored some 117 publications, including two books, and received 10 U.S. patents.

He joined the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists in 1969. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Fiber Society and the Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists. In 1994, he was named a Division Fellow of the Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division of the American Chemical Society.

His post-retirement participation also included serving as Membership Committee Chairman for the Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Louis Atwell Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of textile chemistry.

While living in Davis, Howard and his wife Deanna attended University Covenant Church, where Howard served as an usher and greeter. After moving to Pebble Beach, Howard continued to serve the UC Davis textile department as professor emeritus and often returned to Davis to visit collegues, to counsel graduate students and to assist where needed.

During his retirement, the couple were members of the Church in the Forest in Pebble Beach. They were also actively involved in the "Under-the-Tree Group," which gathered for outdoor concerts at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and for other celebratory occasions.

Howard and Deanna enjoyed serving others through the local Meals-on-Wheels program and as volunteer docents for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Pebble Beach nature walk program.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna; two daughters, Ava Landee Daniels and Bob Carre of Fair Oaks, and Becky and her husband Tony and their children Brooke and Sadie of Davis; and three sons, Aaron, his wife Linda and their children Lucas and Sarah of Davis; Andy and his wife Lisa of Atascadero; and Dan, his wife Allison and their children Robby and Kyle of Folsom. He also is survived by a brother, Norman of Colton.

Howard and Deanna traveled broadly and touched the lives and hearts of many. As husband, father, grandfather and friend, Howard was cherished for his humor, generosity and devotion, his family says. He will be remembered with love and admiration and will be greatly missed.

His family is comforted by the compassionate care of Drs. Geiler, Hausdorf and Plainse as well as the staffs at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula and Hospice House.

A memorial celebration will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Church in the Forest (Robert Louis Stevenson School Chapel) on Forest Lake Road in Pebble Beach.

At his request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Central Coast, 100 Barnet Segal Lane, Monterey, CA 93940.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 3, 2004.)

NEEL

Dorothy Ilene Martin Neel

Dorothy Ilene Martin Neel passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia, after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in rural Solano County to Allen and Lula Martin, local orchardists. She grew up in the apricot district of Winters and attended local schools. She graduated from Winters High School in 1940 as class valedictorian and went on to Healds Business School in Sacramento.

She worked for the PG&E before marrying Edwin E. Neel, also of Winters, on July 18, 1943. She accompanied him around the United States as a military wife and moved back to Winters in 1964 upon Ed's retirement from the Air Force.

While in Winters, Mrs. Neel was active in the Pioneer Presbyterian Church as a Sunday School teacher and member of the Ladies Guild, member of Fortnightly, Eastern Star and as a 4-H advisor. She was a published poet and avid baseball fan, following her favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. The Neels moved to Wenatchee, Washington in 1989 and resided there until Ed's death in 2001, when Mrs. Neel moved to northern Virginia.

She is survived by her son Edwin Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Sterling, Virginia; daughter Karen and her husband Robert of Chantilly, Virginia; and son Allen and his wife Donna of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren Scott Neel and his wife Leah of Lorton, Virginia; Laura Brown and Timothy Brown of Chantilly, Virginia; and Sean Neel of Nampa, Idaho; sister-in-law Mae Martin of Winters; sister-in-law Virginia Yarberry and her husband Edgar of Willits, California; and nine nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park, Wenatchee, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to central Christian Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1721, Wenatchee, WA 98807.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, September 11, 2003.)

NEEL

Edwin E. Neel

Edwin E. “Ed” Neel, 81, a 12-year Wenatchee resident, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Central Washington Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born on April 25, 1919 in Woodland, to Dewey and Mabel (Rockwell) Neel. He was raised and received his early education at Winters, prior to attending high school at Vacaville. He graduated from Vacaville High School in 1937.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1939 and served in the Eastern and Middle Eastern operations during the early stages of World War II. He was promoted to tech sergeant and had been serving as crew chief and flight engineer aboard B-24 bombers. In the summer of 1943, he returned stateside to Winters, on leave and there he was married to his sweetheart, Dorothy I. Martin on July 18, 1943. Throughout the remainder of World War II, he received several assignments and projects. He had graduated from Officer Candidate School and was maintenance officer for the B-29 Training Squad at Randolph Field, Texas at the end of World War II. In April of 1951, he was promoted to captain and in April of 1953 assigned to chief of heavy aircraft maintenance at March AFB, where he was in charge of maintenance of the B-36, B-29, B-50 and B-52s. He was also a project officer for the B-52 around-the-world flight. In September of 1960, he was assigned duty as reliability and maintainability officer of Minuteman Missiles at Offutt, Nebraska and while there was promoted to Lt. Colonel.

He retired in September of 1964 and then returned to Winters. He served the community as a school board member, city council member, was the mayor for two terms and had served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the County Chamber. He also served as a church elder and a volunteer fireman. The Neels remained in Winters, until moving to Wenatchee in April 1989. They have since remained in Wenatchee.

Edwin was a member of Central Christian Church and Wenatchee V.R.W. Post 3617. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, a 32nd Degree and a Scottish Rite Mason.

He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, the outdoors and gardening. He was a good builder, enjoyed his workshop and working on engines.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy I Neel, Wenatchee; three children and their spouses, Lt. Col., U.S.A.F., Retired, Edwin E. Neel, Jr., and his wife Cheryl of Sterling, Virginia; Karen and her husband, Lt. Col., U.S.A.F., Retired, Robert Brown of Oakton, Virginia, and Allen and Donna Neel of Nampa, Idaho; one sister, Virginia Yarberry, Willets; and four grandchildren, Scott Neel, Alexandra, Virginia; Laura Brown and Timothy Brown, both of Oakton, Virginia, and Sean Neel, Nampa, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside inurnment services were held in Evergreen Memorial Park on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Kleinfeldt officiating.

Friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the Central Christian Church Memorial Fund.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, February 22, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

NEIDERHEISER

Orpha M. Neiderheiser

Orpha Marian Neiderheiser died at the Woodland Memorial Hospital on Nov. 13, 2001. Born in Omaha, Neb., on July 22, 1911, to the late Marion N. and Maren C. Lipps, she was 90 years old.

She was a Yolo County resident for 22 years. She was a secretary for 20 years, working for the American Baptist Convention. She was also a homemaker who loved to cook and decorate. She also enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Christ Community Fellowship Church in Woodland.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Stabler and her husband Walter of Woodland; daughter-in-law, Sharon L. Neiderheiser of Omaha, Neb.; and grandchildren, Kathy Williams and her husband Walt and Bob Neiderheiser of Omaha, Neb., Karen Nelson and her husband Dick of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Patty Neiderheiser of Sunnyvale, Tom Stabler and his wife Pam of Placerville, Jim Stabler and his wife Cheri, Roger Stabler and his wife Gloria and Paul Stabler and his wife Carman, all of Woodland. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Neiderheiser, in 1994 and son, Robert Neiderheiser Jr., in 1991.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 16, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

NELSON

Andrew H. Nelson

Andrew H. Nelson, age 91, died on March 4, 2006, at the UC Davis Medical Center.

A funeral begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Wiscombe's Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., with interment to follow at the Davis Cemetery.

Born on July 22, 1914, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Andrew and Claudia McGlamerey Nelson, he married Ernestine Murray on June 14, 1937, in Los Angeles.

He retired as an engineering manager with the U.S. Postal Service following 42 years of service. The first 15 years of his postal career were spent transporting the mail by train from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Following his retirement, his love and fascination with the railroad led him to become a docent at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. He was a member of the Davis Masonic Lodge. His family said his grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought immense happiness to his life.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Nelson of Davis; his daughters, Dianne McSween and her husband John of Sonoma, and Linda Nelson of Davis; grandchildren, Karen Rosen and her husband Michael of Laguna Niguel, Kenton McSween and his wife Marywynn of Portland, Ore., and Debbie Johansson and her husband Dean of Davis; and great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Emilie, Andrew, Katurah, Autumn, Jake and Max.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the California State Railroad Museum. Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, March 7, 2006.)

NIEHAUS

Harry Niehaus

Harry Niehaus died on Thursday, April 3, 2003, at age 84.

Born Aug. 18, 1918, in Sacramento, Mr. Niehaus was married to Reta Niehaus on Valentine's Day 1975 and resided in Woodland. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a member of the 184th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division. Participated in Aleutian, Kwajalien, Leyte and Okinawa Campaigns. He was a part member of the Woodland Elks Lodge, American Legion and had been active with his sons in the Boy Scouts of America and the Knights of Columbus. Citations included, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Survivors include his wife, Reta Niehaus of Woodland; daughters, Judi Edwards and her husband Denis of Medford, Ore., and Kathy Anderson and husband Jim of Sacramento; sons, David Stotts of Chico, Chris Niehaus of Vacaville, Jim Niehaus and wife Evelyn of Sacramento, and Tom Niehaus and his wife Brenda of Orangevale; 10 grandchildren; and brother, William Walker of San Diego.

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

Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 05, 2003.)

NEIL

Anita "Toots" L. Neil

Anita "Toots" L. Neil, 92, born in Rocklin, California on June 23, 1912 passed away at her home in Winters after a brief illness on February 28 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street in Vacaville on Thursday, March 3, from 4 - 7 pm. And a funeral service is scheduled for 10 am. on Friday, March 4, at McCune Garden Chapel. Anita enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, sewing, golf and watching all the wildlife that visited her yard. She was a homemaker for 72 years. She leaves behind her husband of 72 years, Lewis Neil; sons and daughters -in-law, Walter and Sally Neil and Jerry and Janet Neil; four grandchildren, Sandy Neil, Laurie Hoskins, Clark Neil and John Neil; four great-grandchildren, Brock Neil, Ashlynn Neil, Sarah Neil and Katie Neil; all of Winters. She is preceded in death by thirteen siblings.

Donations can be made in Anita’s memory to: Yolo Hospice; P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children; 2425 Stockton Blvd; Sacramento, 95817.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 3, 2005.)

NEILSON

Nell Neilson

Nell Neilson died Sunday, Oct. 17 in Woodland at age 83.

Mrs. Neilson was born March 13, 1921 in Guntersville, Ala. She had been a Yolo County resident for more than 40 years. She was a volunteer for the Girl and Boy Scouts, Job's Daughters, Yolo General Hospital as a Pink Lady and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Esparto Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include Mrs. Neilson's daughters, Sue Bickel and her husband Bill and Marsha Dryden and her husband Richard of Woodland; her son, David Neilson and his wife Sheri of Dunnigan; grandchildren Lori Hanson and her husband Jon, Danny Bickel and his wife Melissa, Christophre Neilson and his wife Marta, all of Woodland, Ross Greves and his wife Jocelyn of Austin, Texas, Andrea Bell and her husband Mark of Davis, Richard Greves of Sacramento and April Greves of Santa Rosa; great-grandchildren, Jack and Ben Hanson and Jack Neilson all of Woodland, Ross and Allison Greves of Austin, Texas and Jake Bell of Davis. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Fred L. Neilson and her mother, Bessie Lou Flesher.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Neilson's name be directed to the Esparto Chapter of the Masons or Meals on Wheels.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Capay Cemetery in Esparto. A reception will follow the service at the Masonic Hall in Esparto. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 20, 2004.)

NELSON

Alice G. Nelson

Alice G. Nelson of Woodland died Friday, Nov. 25 at age 89.

Mrs. Nelson was born Oct. 31, 1916 in Smithfield, Utah. She had been a Yolo County resident for 65 years. For 25 years, she worked in the research laboratory of Spreckels Sugar. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer at the Family History Library in Sacramento.

Survivors include Mrs. Nelson's husband of 65 years, Woodrow Nelson of Woodland; her daughter, Marjorie Contreras and her husband Manuel of Woodland; her son, Darryl Nelson and his wife Marianne of Cameron Park; her grandchildren, Marcie Contreras Cole and her husband Richard Cole of Woodland, Craig Contreras and his wife Gladys of Talent, Ore., Erick Contreras and his wife Cynthia of Roseville, Jodi Contreras and her fiance Todd Hundley of Glenview, Ill., Darryl Nelson of Fair Oaks, David Nelson of Madison, Wis., Theresa, Becky, Katie and Joseph Nelson of Cameron Park, Danny Nelson and his wife Jonah of Virginia and Marianne Sabedra and her husband Filipe of Sacramento; her great-grandchildren, Matthew and Derick Cole of Woodland, Xenia, Juan and Craig Contreras of Talent, Ore., Alisa, Sierra, Abigail and Felix Sabedra of Sacramento; and her sister, Mildred Waters of Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Maryann Greene; five sisters; and three brothers.

Services: A visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 with a funeral at 10 o'clock at the Church Relief Society Room, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 Pioneer Ave., Woodland. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 2, 2005.)

NELSON

Betty Marie Nelson

A memorial service was held today for Betty Marie Nelson, who died Aug. 16, 2001. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in La Crescenta, she was 78 years old.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her gourmet cooking, traveling to 31 countries, creative entertaining and love of music and arts. She was a member of Laguna Arts Festival "Pageant of the Masters" and the Gemological Institute of America.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Kenneth R. Nelson; her daughter, Stephanie and her husband Jack Harness; her son, Mark Nelson and his wife Abbie; and her daughter Cher Bartlett.

She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Carrie, Dave, Allan, Amy, Jaime, Adam, Andie, Katie and Ryan; and her great-grandchildren, Colton and Caitlin.

A memorial service was held today at 11 a.m. at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

NELSON

Camillus Nelson

The following obituary is from the "Sacramento Union" - Sacramento, July 9, 1905. The obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose and place on the Norcal email list on November 11, 2003.

YOLO PIONEER DEAD.

Camillus Nelson Has Crossed the Great Divide.

WOODLAND, July 8 -

Camillus NELSON, a pioneer settler of Yolo County, is dead at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C.W. BUSH, in this city, from the effects of injuries received in a fall last November. Deceased was born in Kentucky, and was 83 years of age. He came to California in 1849, and had resided in Yolo County for more than fifty years. He was a veteran of the Mexican War, and took a prominent part in the development of Yolo County.

NELSON

Edith Eveliene Nelson

Edith Eveliene Nelson died on Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Live Oak Manor in Live Oak at the age of 90. She was born in Hickman on Jan. 8, 1912, to the late William and Mabel Butterfield.

Mrs. Nelson was a resident of Woodland for several years prior to moving to Live Oak in 1993. She was a homemaker throughout her adult life as well as a nurse for 10 years and worked at the Oroville County Hospital. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Woodland and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She is survived by her son, Richard McCampbell of San Pablo and daughters, Myra Teague of Marysville, Kay Stumpf and her husband Ron of Grangeville, Idaho, Donna Stumpf of Redding and Sandra Brown and her husband Gene of Pinole.

Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles McCampbell in 1967 and her second husband Nils Nelson in 1990, a daughter, Eva Beckwith in 2002 and her sister, Viola Shimer.

A graveside service was held at the Woodland Cemetery on Friday, July 12.

McNary's chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 17, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

NELSON

Elizabeth Jean Nelson

Elizabeth Jean Nelson died at her Guinda home on Sept. 5, 2004. She was 70.

Born April 5, 1934, she was a Yolo County resident for the past 30 years.

She worked at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine as a genetic research scientist for 40 years.

She was a member of the Northern California Australian Shepherd Club, the National Society of Histotechnology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Wool Growers Association and the Friends of the Esparto Regional Library.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Nelson of Lakeport; aunts, Margaret Allan of Grayland, Wash., Elaine Castrop of Corning and Ruth Nelson of Thousand Oaks; and cousins, Carolyn Holt of Guinda, Carl Nelson of Guam; as well as numerous others.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for late September. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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

NELSON

Florence L. Nelson

Florence "Flo" Lillard Nelson died on July 8, 2002, after complications with Parkinson's disease which she courageously battled the past few years. She was 73 years old.

Born on Aug. 9, 1928, she was a native of Davis as were her parents, Walter and Anna Hoag Lillard.

She was a lover of life and believed a person could do anything if the desire was strong enough. This was evident in her passion for flying. With the financial backing of her parents and big brother, she was in the first graduating class at the University Airport. She graduated and flew solo at 16.

After graduating from Davis High School with the Class of 1946, she attended Sacramento City College, where she was a member of the ski team and symphony orchestra. She was a charter member and past Worthy Adviser of the Davis Assembly of Rainbow Girls. She was also the first state officer appointed from that assembly.

An avid sportswoman, she was a member of a synchronized swimming team and high-diving exhibition team in her youth. Until a knee injury prevented her from hitting the slopes, she enjoyed downhill skiing for more than 25 years. She played softball with the Marcus Auto Supply team from Sacramento and the Woodland Merchants. She was also a 50-year member of the International Women's Bowling Congress.

During her tenure as a vice president of the Alameda County Women's Bowling Association, she attended many national IWBC conventions and tournaments. She was secretary/treasurer of the University Women's Bowling League for 25 years.

Prior to her marriage to Robert Nelson, she was a flight attendant with United Airlines. She then moved to Berkeley where she attended UC Berkeley and was a Cal Bears supporter in addition to maintaining her loyalty to Aggie sports.

In 1967, she returned to Davis with her three daughters and was employed at UCD's Institute of Government Affairs. After 32 years of service, she retired in 1991.

At the age of 65, she took up golf and became a member of the Davis Women's Golf Club as well as the Monday Niners Club. She enjoyed attending play days at area courses. She was also an active member of the Sutter Hospital Auxiliary, where she worked in the Surgery Center until she was no longer able.

Her passion for sports was demonstrated by her commitment to Aggie athletics. She served on the Board of Directors of the Cal Aggie Booster Club while employed on campus. In recognition of their Aggie loyalty, she and her sister, Laureene Hunt, were presented with a UCD insignia watch at the Hall of Fame function. Her love of Aggie sports came early in her life when her parents would wrap the kids in blankets, pack them in the car and drive onto the track field to watch football games.

For many years, Lake Tahoe was her home away from home. The Oregon coast, Hawaii, Santa Cruz and Disneyland were also favorite vacation destinations.

Always the optimist, she insisted that there would be no sad songs for her, but rather a celebration of her life attended by those who shared her life.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Sue Nelson; her brother, Emery Lillard; and her sisters, Beth Schwartz and Laureene Hunt of Davis.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Harris and her husband Rich of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nancy Rose and her husband Michael of Sacramento; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her niece, Linda Helvick, and great-niece, Dana Helvick, both of Davis.

A memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The graveside service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that rememberances be made to either the Emery Lillard Grant-in-Aid Fund at UCD (for information, contact Marci Pieratt at 752-0188) or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 11, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

NELSON

Maurine ''Fay'' Nelson

Maurine Morse ''Fay'' Nelson died on Jan. 24, 2000. Born on Dec. 28, 1905, in St. Joseph, Mo., she was 94.

Fay, the daughter of a violin teacher, grew up in Kansas City and briefly studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1920s. She attended Northwestern University, where she received her bachelor's degree in speech in 1927.

In 1935, while attending evening classes at the Chicago Art Institute, she met Richard L. Nelson. In addition to the visual arts, the two shared a love for music and played regularly with local orchestras. They were married in 1937.

In 1939, Richard left his position with the city of Chicago, and he and Fay traveled around the U.S., painting and exploring the art field. They moved to Long Beach. In 1942, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his service, Fay moved around the country with their beloved dog, Flash, visiting relatives, directing plays and tutoring in speech.

In 1946, Fay and Richard studied art at Mills College and UC Berkeley. Fay studied painting with Worth Ryder, Reginald Marsh and Eugen Neuhaus. In 1948, both Nelsons received their master's degrees in art from UC Berkeley.

In 1952, the Nelsons came to Davis. Richard had been hired at UC Davis to start a new department of philosophy and fine arts. They first lived on Campus Way and moved to Russell Boulevard around 1963.

In the 1950s, Fay exhibited frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento region and Pullman, Wash. Her ''Red Cows,'' painted in that period, appeared in the multi-gallery exhibition, ``Sacramento Valley Landscapes,'' (catalog edited by Price Amerson), and was donated to the Davis Senior Center, where it now hangs.

After Richard was named chairman of the department of art at UCD, Fay became very active in the arts at the university as well as in the Davis community. Richard died in 1972 but Fay continued to paint until the late 1970s.

Davisites will remember her playing the piano to accompany the Picnic Day and campus silent films, and for performances at The Palms Theater. Also an accomplished cellist, she performed regularly with the Davis Community Orchestra.

In 1987, the Nelson Gallery had an exhibition of Fay's paintings, drawings and sketches. This exhibition, covering the work of many years, was a testimonial to the artist's long contribution to the cultural life of this region.

Fay was a remarkably gifted person, and her presence has made the community of Davis richer. She will be remembered fondly by her friends and caregivers. Most particularly, she will be missed by her nurse and surrogate daughter, Delonda Jones, who has cared for her through Alzheimer's disease.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nelson Gallery, UCD, or to the Alzheimer's Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Jan. 30, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

NELSON

Regina Nelson

Regina Nelson of Davis died March 27, 2004, at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland. She was 90.

Born Oct. 1, 1913, in Floresville, Texas, she was a Davis resident for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norborne Nelson, in 1996.

She is survived by her daughters, Marynell Nelson of New York and Laura Lei Hoskins of Dallas; and her sons, John Nelson of Davis, David Nelson of Washington, D.C., and Leland Nelson of Tucson, Ariz.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St., Davis CA 95616.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 1, 2004.)

NELSON

Svea Nelson

Memorial service held for Svea Nelson

Private memorial services were held Saturday for Svea Nelson, 90, who died November 25. John Griffin officiated.

A native of Sweden, she came to the U.S. with her husband, Nils C. Nelson in 1924, and lived in New Jersey and Maine, prior to retiring in Winters and Woodland.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Day Spring Lodge No. 175, Order of the Eastern Star; Maple Grange No. 559; the Farm Bureau and the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband Nils, of Woodland; son Lennart N. Nelson of Springfield, Va.; daughter MajBritt Hapworth of Winters; grandchildren Lawren and Alison Hapworth of Winters, and Roger, Dominic, John, Bridgette and Eric Nelson, all of Springfield, Va.; and a great grandson.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 4, 1986, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

NERI

Frank P. Neri

Frank P. Neri died following a lengthy illness Sunday, April 7, 2002, at age 63.

Born March 12, 1939, in Merced, Mr. Neri was raised in Tuolumne where he attended Summerville Union High School. He had been a Stockton resident for 23 years and two years of Lodi. He was also a resident of Woodland for five years. He was employed with Westside Lumber Company and later with Pickering Lumber Company. He then worked for Sonora Lime Quarry as a heavy equipment operator for a few years. He was a member of Stockton Wheelers, a wheelchair basketball team. According to his family members, "he was a gourmet cook, enjoyed music and playing wheel chair basketball."

Mr. Neri is survived by his daughters, Cindy Aranda of Stockton and Wendy Neri of Lodi; sons, Frank Neri Jr. of Los Angeles and Jeff Neri of Lodi; sister, Catalina Garcia of Modesto; and brothers, Elias Neri of Woodland, Pasqual Neri of Stockton and John Neri of Clovis.

He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Neri was preceded in death by his son, Brian Neri, in 1992; and brothers, Emilio Neri, in 1961 and Fernando Neri, in 1944.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 12, in Frisbie Warren and Carroll Chapel, 809 North California St., Stockton.

A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, also at Frisbie Warren & Carroll Chapel, with Pastor Freddy Diaz of Apostolic Church of Lodi, officiating.

Inurnment will be conducted privately.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, 95204.

Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary of Stockton is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

NETHERCOTT

Mrs. Nethercott Funeral Sunday

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Nethercott, pioneer woman of Yolo County, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Porteus, 322 Cross Street, last night, will take place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from the Kitto & Wilson funeral chapel and interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Nethercott was active in Woodland affairs more than a quarter of a century ago. She was a native of England, aged 88 years, but had lived in this country the best part of her life, or 55 years. She was the mother of nine children, of whom four still live and are respected in their respective communities.

With Mrs. Porteus of this city there survive Richard of Illinois, Mrs. C. L. Cardinal of Alabama, and Mrs. J. E. Jones of Sacramento.

(From The "Woodland Democrat," May 27, 1922. This obituary was contributed by Wm. E. (Ed) Cardinal

edcardinal@prodigy.net.)

NETHERCOTT

Robert Nethercott

ANOTHER DEATH

Robert Nethercott Passes Away

The Body Will be Brought From Stockton to This City For Interment

Robert Nethercott is dead. His passing occurred in the asylum for the insane at Stockton Thursday afternoon. The news was received in this city late Thursday evening and was a painful surprise to his family and friends. There had previously been no intimation of any physical ailment that was likely to terminate fatally. The telegram conveying the information briefly announced that death was the result of an attack of apoplexy.

Nearly eight years ago Robert Nethercott and family took up residence in Woodland. He was a miller and leased the Woodland flour mills, which he operated successfully until they were destroyed by fire. This disaster occurred at a time when a remarkable stringency in financial matters prevailed and a combination existed including nearly all the flouring mills of the State. The conditions were so extraordinary that the local capital could not be induced to invest in another mill, and the enterprise was abandoned.

Mr. Nethercott next engaged in the commission business, directing his attention particularly to buying and selling wheat. He accepted the agency for G. W. McNear & Co., San Francisco wheat buyers, and for a time he did a prosperous business. In the meantime he served a term as city trustee, in which position he was particularly active in the discharge of his duties.

Mr. Nethercott could be depended upon to support every movement intended to benefit the citizens of Woodland.

Later financial reverses and misfortunes followed each other in such rapid succession that Mr. Nethercott completely lost his nerve and eventually gave up what seemed to be an unequal struggle. Constant worry and care and continual brooding over these troubles soon affected his mind, and in a few months after the first noticeable abberations reason deserted its throne. Mr. Nethercott was examined by a lunacy commission and committed to the asylum for the insane at Stockton. For awhile his family and friends were hopeful of his recovery, but as time wore on that hope was abandoned.

Robert Nethercott was a native of Ireland, where he was born on the 10th of January, 1835. His early life was spent in the north of England. He was married in Stockton, a town on the river Tees in the north of England, on June 17, 1858, to Miss Margaret Ainsley. They resided in London for about twelve years. They came to New York in 1878. They next located in Illinois, where they resided until 1889. At that time the they remove to California. From 1889 to 1891 they lived in Red Bluff. They then removed to Woodland, where the family has since resided. Mr. Nethercott leaves a wife and five children, one son and four daughters.

Richard Nethercott lives in Illinois. Mrs. Mary Jones is a resident of Yuba City, and Mrs. Cardinal lives in Alabama. The other two daughters, Mrs. Rose Porteus And Miss Nelle Nethercott, are both residents of Woodland.

Mr. Nethercott was an active and consistent member of the M. E. Church. He was also an influential member of Woodland Lodge, No. 156, F. and A. M., and Woodland Lodge, No. 111, I.O.O.F., and of an A. O. U. W. lodge in Warrensburg, Missouri.

The body will arrive in this city this evening and be taken to D. O. Bean & Son's Undertaking Parlors. The funeral will take place at half past 2 o'clock Saturday in the M. E. Church. Rev. J. A. Van Anda will officiate.

(From the Woodland Newspaper, May 26, 1899. This obituary was contributed by Wm. E. (Ed) Cardinal

edcardinal@prodigy.net.)

NEVILLE

Mary Monica Neville

Mary Monica Neville died Jan. 2, 2006, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 83.

Born in Freehold Township, N.J., on March 29, 1922, to Patrick and Rose (Cavotti).

Auletta, she grew up in Bellmawr, N.J., graduating from Haddon Heights High School class of 1940. She attended Cooper Hospital Nursing School where she became licensed as a registered nurse, pursuing a career in the medical field for more than 25 years.

In 1984, she and her husband moved to Davis, residing in Yolo County for the past 22 years. She was active in the community as an appointee to the Yolo County Senior Services Commission, where she served for a three-year term. She was also an advocate and volunteer with FamiliesFirst, a member of the Davis Senior Center and a member of the Davis Democratic Club.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward Neville Sr. of Davis; a daughter, Monica Pickens of San Diego; and a son, Edward Neville Jr. of West Sacramento.

She is further survived by three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., Davis, CA 95616.

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

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

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