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Robert E. Pace

Funeral services held for Robert E. Pace

Funeral services for Robert E. Pace, 52, of Reno was held Friday, June 15, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Services were conducted under the auspices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial was in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.

Mr. Pace died Wednesday, June 13, 1990, after a brief illness.

Born March 31, 1938, in Oklahoma, he lived in Fairfield for 30 years before moving to Reno five years ago. He was a carpenter for 30 years for various construction firms and was a superintendent for Stanley Davis Construction in Fairfield some years ago.

He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 180 of Vallejo.

Mr. Pace is survived by his wife, Nancy of Reno; daughters, Cynthia and Cheryl Pace of Fairfield; son, Donald of Fairfield; sister, Juanita Newcomb of Winters; brothers, Phil Pace of Albany, and Ton and Jim Pace, both of Fairfield; and four grandchildren.

(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.)


Santiago Jesus "Jimmy" Pacheco

Santiago Jesus "Jimmy" Pacheco died in San Rafael on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at age 51.

Born May 23, 1952, in Woodland, Mr. Pacheco attended Woodland High School.

Survivors include his son, James Pacheco of Sacramento; mother, Lucy Matta Lopez of Avenal; father, Santiago Pacheco of Casa Grande, Ariz.; brothers, Oscar Pacheco of Woodland, Art Pacheco and Amos Franco of Sacramento; sisters, Dolores Magana, Ida Jimenez and Gloria Torres of Sacramento; grandmother, Josephine Matta of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Felix Matta of Woodland.

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

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 18, 2003.)


Annie Pacini

Annie Pacini died at Woodland Skilled Nursing on May 8, 2001. Born July 4, 1914, in Salt Lake City, to the late Abrogio and Pasqualina Pacini, she was 86.

She grew up in Trinidad, Colo.; lived most of her adult life in San Francisco and resided in the Davis and Woodland area for the last 15 years.

She is survived by her sons, Roy Berger of Maui and Casey Garvey of Woodland and his wife, Gracemary; five grandchildren, Marshawna, Tiera, Andrea, Mark and Katie; and two great-grandchildren, Alia and Mark; She is also survived by her sister Nina Tipper of San Francisco; brother Gigo and wife, Margaret Pacini, of Sparks, Nev.; and brother-in-law, Nick Daily of Delano.

She was preceded in death by her brother James Pacini; sister Angie Pacini and sister Vira Daily.

A private memorial service will be in June.

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


Harland Irvine Padfield

Harland Irvine Padfield died quietly in his sleep on April 8, 2005. He was 78.

Born in Chandler, Ariz., on July 23, 1926, he attended school at Kyrene Elementary School near Chandler and completed high school in Tempe, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and earned a doctorate degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

He was a member of the faculty and, at retirement, was named professor emeritus of anthropology at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

He moved to Sacramento, where he served as a lecturer in international agricultural development and applied behavioral sciences at UC Davis.

In 1970, he received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to live in Nairobi, Kenya, for one year to study the use of water in a native village. While there with his family, he taught at the University of Nairobi. He also conducted research in rural Mexico.

In his professional career, he was especially concerned for the migrant farm workers. During his time in Arizona, he studied the plight of itinerant farm workers in the Salt River Valley. With colleagues, he authored "Stay Where You Were" and "The Dying Community," both books dealing with social issues affecting minority populations.

Due to his illness and death, he was unable to complete semi-autobiographical text that would have been titled "Model-T Desert: My Common Life in Rural Arizona During the Early Days of the Salt River Project." This book would chronicle the demise of the small farms and the struggles of his own father and mother on their little farm in the Salt River Valley. Most of these small-farm acreages were swallowed up by real estate developers and large land holders during his lifetime.

His family said he enjoyed classical music, history, family genealogy, fine literature and poetry. He developed close personal relationships with many of his students throughout his teaching career. They said he cared deeply about people, especially the underprivileged.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Ann Padfield Farr.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Baier; his children, Charisse Heath and her husband Michael of Novato; Ravena Huboi and her husband David of Hollister; Jesse Padfield and his wife Carrie of Solvang; and Steven Padfield of Sacramento; his sister, Virginia Gorham of Bishop; and his brother, David Padfield of Brea.

He is further survived by his grandchildren, Garrett Michael, Jamison Timothy, Carmen Marie, Elizabeth Claire and Jesse Tanner.

He was interred earlier this week at Masonic Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to any post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Funeral arrangements are with the Nauman Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 15, 2005.)


Kristofer Alberto Padilla

In loving memory of our baby boy, who once wrote these words:

If there must be pain

then let it be my pain.

For it would be easier to bear any pain

That you might give

than the pain that I would feel in knowing that I had hurt you.

To Kristofer:

There are no words to describe how much you will be missed. Your loving family forever.

Kristofer's wish was to build fun places for kids to play. If you would like to contribute in his name, please send donations to the Kristofer Padilla Fund, c/o Church of Christ, 6840 N. Virginia St., Reno, Nev. 89523.

Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18 at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno, Nev.

Visit the guest book at

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 13, 2005.)


Joe Padilla

Joe Padilla died June 7, 2005, in Sacramento. He was 77.

Born March 19, 1928, in Powell, Wyo., he moved with his family to California in 1932. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England during the late 1940s. He was honorably discharged in 1950 and then began his 40-plus year career in the UC Davis Food Service department.

In 1953, he married Benita Castaņon and they settled in Davis where they raised four children.

His family said he loved to cook and accepted the challenge of having dinner ready for the students at the old Pirmero Dinning Commons. He read historical books and was said to enjoy a good movie. He also loved his children and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Denise Padilla of Sacramento, Joseph Padilla of Davis, Becky Padilla of Rohnert Park and Paula.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday June 10, 2005.)


Gail C. (Cary) Page

Gail C. Page (Cary) passed away on May 1 following a brief illness. Gail, a Winters resident, is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years Dan Carey, also a Winters resident, her devoted children Dennis and Diana, parents Harry H. Page of West Sacramento and Marion Page of Yreka, and sister Nancy Henley (Rich) of Red Bluff.

Gail was a microbiologist for Anheuser-Busch for 24 years. She will be remembered for her love of roses and all animals, especially her dogs. Donations in Gail’s memory can be made to the Napa Humane Society, P.O. Box 695, Napa, Ca., 94559.

A visitation will be held Friday, May 5 from 6 to 8 at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street in Vacaville. A Funeral Service will follow on Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. also at McCune Garden Chapel.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2006.)


Richard "Dick" Nash Page

Richard "Dick" Nash Page died in Woodland Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at age 79.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in San Diego, Mr. Page was the son of the late Frank Homer and Dorothy (Batten) Page. He graduated from the University of Redlands and received his Masters from the University of California, Berkeley. He started teaching right out of college and settled in Woodland in 1954. He was a dedicated teacher for 20 years. He worked for the California State Department of Education. He was the director and key developer of the Teen-age Parent Program in Yolo County, was president of the California Alliance Concerned with High School Aged Parents, then director of transportation for Yolo County Schools. In his retirement, he occasionally substituted, managed a senior retirement facility, worked part time in a hardware store, volunteered and taught "handyman" classes for senior citizens at the senior center. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, where he had served as an Elder and sang in the choir. He loved music and he loved to sing, according to family members. He was a member of the Woodland Chamber Singers for many years.

Mr. Page is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Lawton Page of Woodland; son, Charles L. Page of Kihei, Hawaii; daughter, Ruthann Page Rubin and husband Mark E. Rubin; granddaughters, Christiana and Marleyna Rubin of Oakley; and brother, Dr. Ellis Batten Page of Chapel Hill, N.C.

He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Esther Page of Springfield, Va. and Lois Maes of Woodland; nieces, Elizabeth Sigman of McLean, Va., Pam Page of San Diego, and Aleon Gordon of Oroville; nephews, Tim Page of New York, N.Y., Dr. Richard Page of Plano, Texas, David Page of Niwot, Colo., John Page of Monterey Park.

Mr. Page was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Franklin and Robert Page.

A private memorial service will be held.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. John's United Church of Christ, at 432 Cleveland Ave., Woodland, 95695; or the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 12, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


Edward Louis Pahl (1st of 2 obituaries

Ed Pahl died at Trinity County Hospital, Saturday, Dec. 4 at age 65.

Mr. Pahl was born in Berkeley April 3, 1939. He received a B.S. degree from UC Davis and an M.S. degree in counseling psychology from California State University Ð Sacramento. Mr. Pahl worked as a counseling psychologist at UCD from 1972 to 1993.

Survivors include Mr. Pahl's wife of 44 years, Donna May Pahl and his son, Dennis Alan Pahl of Emmett, Idaho. He is preceded in death by his son, Jason Alan; his mother, Caroline Pahl; his father, Louis Pahl and his brother, Johnny Pahl.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Pahl's name be directed to the Trinity Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 2000, Weaverville, 96093.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Pahl, no services are scheduled. McDonald-Files Funeral Home and Crematory of Weaverville assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 20, 2004.)

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Edward Louis Pahl (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Ed Pahl, age 65, died Saturday, Dec. 4 at Trinity County Hospital, after a three year struggle with a rare disease. Even during this serious illness, he faced every day with tremendous dignity and courage, and was most concerned with the lives of others around him than his own. Ed was born in Berkeley in 1939. He and his wife, Donna May, moved to Trinity County from Winters in 1993.

Ed received a B.S. degree from UC Davis and an M.S. degree in counseling psychology from California State University at Sacramento. Ed worked as a counseling psychologist at UC Davis from 1972 to 1993.

Ed is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna May Pahl; by their son, Dennis Alan Pahl, a resident of Emmett, Idaho, and by his ever-faithful dog, Willy. He is preceded in death by his infant son, Jason Alan; his brother, Johnny Pahl; his mother, Caroline Pahl and his father, Louis Pahl. He will be deeply missed by friends from all walks of life, most especially his family, Donna May and Dennis Alan, and his extended family, Loana, Alan, Daphne and Sarah. We do not know if one can ever really leave if those who love carry on the memories. We are here, still alive, and will hold Ed forever in our hearts and lives.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 19, 2004.)


Edgar Painter

Edgar Painter died Feb. 22, 2003, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Born on Oct. 2, 1908, in Schuyler, Neb., he was 95 years old.

He received a bachelor of science in 1932 and a master's of science in 1935 from South Dakota State College. In 1939, he received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. In 1947, he joined the department of chemistry at UC Davis where he taught and carried out research until his retirement in 1975. From 1976 to 2001, he operated a farm in the Capay Valley where he raised cattle and garden vegetables.

He was active in Davis Little League, the Boy Scouts of America and the Sierra Club during the 1950s. He was active in the Yolo County Democratic Party for many years. As a youth, he excelled at track and was the South Dakota high school champion in the 440-yard race. After moving to Davis, he became an avid backpacker and mountain climber with 11 ascents of peaks over 14,000 feet.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Painter; brother, Charles Painter of Austin, Minn.; children, Jane Clapp of Sacramento and Page Painter of Davis; grandchildren, Michael Clapp, Jillian Clapp and Carol Painter Nicita of Sacramento and Christine Painter, Genna Painter, Patrick Godwin Painter and Kelly Borghi of Davis.

Great-grandchildren Mathew Clapp and Kylie Nicita also survive him.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to a scholarship fund in his memory at UC Davis department of chemistry.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 26, 2003.)


Florence Irene Palmer

Florence Irene Palmer died March 18, 2001, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. Born on July 28, 1924, in Little Rock, Ark., to Neoma (Nickels) and George Clayton, she was 76.

Palmer was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Auburn.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Palmer, of Davis; daughter Terry Berry, of Benicia; grandchildren Craig Pannell of Davis, Kimberly Taugher of Benicia, Shannon Berry of Burbank and step-grandson Paul Kelley of Seoul, Korea.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Schulenberger; brother; George Clayton; daughters Linda Lee Dow and Carol Ann Cutting; as well as grandson Brian Berry.

Private services are to be scheduled at a later date by the family. Donations in Palmer's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 26, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Mona (McCray) Palmer

Mona (McCray) Palmer of heart failure Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in her home, at age 73.

Born Jan. 8, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of John William and Hannah (Flamm) McCray. In 1938, she moved with her family to West Sacramento, where she graduated from Clarksburg High School. In 1950, she married Robert Max Palmer and they moved to Woodland in 1962. She helped her husband with their business, R.M.P. Construction. For a short time she also worked for Contadina in Woodland.

Mrs. Palmer is survived by her son, Bill Palmer and wife Barbie of Woodland; brothers, Lee McCray of Carmichael, Warren McCray of West Sacramento, and Lyle McCray and wife Sally of Foresthill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Max Palmer, who died after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, in March 2000; sister, Ruby; and brothers, Elvin and Dewain McCray.

Arrangements include visitation at 9 a.m. and funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1405 Cottonwood, Woodland. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 23, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


Kenneth D. Palmer Jr.

Kenneth Donald Palmer Jr. died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home in Davis. Born on Jan. 11, 1921, in Mount Vernon, Ill., he was 80 years old.

He had been a resident of Yolo County for the past year, having moved here from Meadow Vista in Placer County, where he had lived for more than 30 years.

At the age of 21, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, where he served honorably until the end of World War II, at which time he was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. After leaving the Army he came to California, where he worked as an auto mechanic until he retired. He was an active member of the American Legion in Auburn.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Terry Lynn Berry of Van Nuys, and grandchildren, Craig Pannell of Davis, Kimberly Taugher of Benicia, Shannon Berry of Burbank and Paul Kelly of Seoul, Korea. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Irene Palmer of Davis, in March 2001.

At the request of the family, no services will be held. Interment will be private. The family requests that any memorial donations in his name be made to Kaiser Hospice of Davis for their wonderful support and expert care.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 4, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Jack (Carson) Pangborn

Jack Pangborn (Carson), longtime director of the UC Davis Facility for Electron Microscopy and Advanced Instrumentation, died June 9, 2003, in his home at The Meadows in Napa after a brief battle with cancer. He was 78.

Born March 20, 1925, in Denver, he served in the U.S. Navy in the 1940s, and married Shirley Stockdale in 1945. The couple had a daughter and twin sons. In 1950, he graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin with a bachelor's degree in biology.

In 1952, he settled in Davis, where he lived until 1990, and began working at UC Davis as a technician in the department of bacteriology. In 1959, he received his master's degree in microbiology from UCD.

He became a specialist in electron microscopy and pioneered the development of UCD's Facility for Electron Microscopy and Advanced Instrumentation, serving as director from 1959 until his retirement in 1984. He published more than 45 scientific papers, served as a visiting scientist and consultant for numerous universities and research facilities worldwide and, for two years after his retirement, taught at San Joaquin Delta College.

In 1956, Pangborn married Rose Marie Valdez, a professor in the UCD Department of Food Science and Technology. Together, they enjoyed their academic careers and traveling extensively, several times living and working on assignments in Europe and Scandinavia.

While in Europe, he was able to find his mother's Hungarian family and would later return several times to visit them. His interest in genealogy also led him to discover, in 1981, that his father Kit (Christopher) Carson III of Alamosa, Colo., was the grandson of two famed Old West scouts and guides, Kit Carson and Tom Tobin.

After Rose Marie's untimely death in 1990, Pangborn made a happy reconnection with his widowed childhood sweetheart, Edythe (Edie) Griffin Ridgley of Ukiah. They married in September of 1990, remaining in Ukiah before moving to Napa in June 2002. He shared his love of travel with Edie, taking her on trips abroad.

He was preceded in death by his son Tom Pangborn in 1988, half-sister Carolyn Pangborn Burns in 1985, and half-brothers Christopher Thomas Carson, a World War II prisoner, in 1945, and William Carson in 1997.

Pangborn is survived by his wife, Edie; son Dr. Tim Pangborn of Redding, daughter Kathleen Strickland of Union Springs, N.Y., step-children Dr. Ron Ridgley of Grand Junction, Colo., Joanne Ridgley of Hanford and Thia Ridgley Smith of Santa Rosa, half-sisters Eleanor Carson Labouisse of Alamosa and Elaine Carson Maloney of South Prarie, Wash., two nieces and 10 grandchildren.

Pangborn was a loving and talented man, his family said, and his gentle wit, charm and generosity will be greatly missed by those whose lives were touched by his.

Friends and loved ones are invited to a memorial service at the Ukiah Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003.

Treadway and Wigger Funeral Services of Napa is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 20, 2003.)


Nehamah S. Panter

Nehamah Serlin Panter died April 30, 2000, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. Born in 1909 in Bialystok, Poland, she came to Montreal, Canada, in the early 1930s where she married Philip F. Panter, started a family and taught Hebrew.

She was a highly regarded and much loved teacher, esteemed by her colleagues.

It was evident to all who knew her that she enjoyed her family. Her pride in her husband and love of her children were the great sustaining factors in her life.

She had a very sweet nature, saw the good in all people and accepted life on its own terms.

After moving to the United States in 1946, she obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree in education. She became a school principal and eventually a district supervisor and consultant for the Jewish Bureau of Education in Los Angeles.

At the same time, she began to study art and became an accomplished, recognized and exhibited painter.

She and her husband moved to Israel in 1970, where they lived until 1992. She worked as a volunteer, teaching English and continued to paint. Her paintings proudly hang in the homes of her children and grandchildren.

Nehamah is survived by three children, Elanna Panter Sherman of Davis, Rena Panter of Chicago and Gideon Panter of Palisades, N.Y. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service was held this afternoon at the Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland or to Congregation Bet Haverim of Davis.

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


Violet M. Panzich

Mrs. Violet Panzich, passed away on Friday, August 20, 1999, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on January 18, 1930, in Watsonville, California, she was 69 years old.

Mrs. Panzich was raised in Watsonville. After she married, she and her husband spent many years overseas. The couple came to Winters in 1972. She was the past president of Winters Little League. The family said that her favorite pastime was shopping.

Mrs. Panzich is survived by her husband of 53 years, Mitchell Panzich of Winters; children, Vicky Panzich of Davis, Michael Panzich of Woodland, and Scott Panzich of Winters. She leaves her grandchildren, Corinna Stern of San Francisco, Eric Panzich and Bryan Panzich both of Winters, and a sister Delia Gomez of Lodi.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Smith's Colonial Chapel.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(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.)

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