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POHL

Virginia Pohl

Virginia Pohl died after a lengthy illness on April 15, 2001, in Woodland. Born May 8, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., she was 70 years old.

She had been a Woodland resident for the past 32 years. She obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees in English at San Francisco State University. She taught English in the Woodland Joint Unified School District for 15 years at Woodland High School and Lee Junior High schools. She was active in the Area III Writing Project at UC Davis.

In the mid 1970s, she was a member of the group that spearheaded the effort to establish a community college in Woodland, and was recently recognized by the Yuba College board of trustees for her contribution.

She had been a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary educational society, and the American Association of University Women. After retiring, she explored her interests in computers, often teaching and consulting in that area.

She is survived by her son, Nick Pohl of Woodland; daughters, Allison Johnson Pohl of Davis; Beverly Pohl of Redwood City and Dana Pohl Groome of Folsom, and their spouses. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Chloe and Tommy Groome of Folsom, and Nicholas and Brendan Pohl of Davis; her sisters, Marilyn Bryan of Modesto and Shirley Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the donor's favorite charity or to St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 18, 2001.)

POIRIER

Lillian Evelyn Poirier

Lillian Evelyn Poirier of Davis died Monday, Jan. 3 at age 96.

Mrs. Poirier was born Oct. 29, 1908 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, She had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years. She retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company after a 25-year career. In 1985 she was named Senior of the Year at the Davis Senior Center and also volunteered for its Travelaires Club as secretary.

Survivors include Mrs. Poirier's children, Patricia Poirier of Davis, Andrew Poirier and his wife Rose of Las Cruces, N.M., David Poirier and his wife Joyce of Coldwater, Miss.; her sister, Wilma Huyck of Rochester, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Andrew Poirier; her twin sister, Louella and nine other brothers and sisters.

The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Poirier's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Interment is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 beside her husband at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane in San Bruno. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Davisville Apartments community room, 1221 Kennedy Place, Davis. All are welcome. Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 07, 2005.)

POLETE

Frederick Emory Polete, Jr.

Frederick Emory Polete, Jr. passed away at Woodland Memorial Hospital on March 30, 2005, at the age of 88.

Mr. Polete was born to Frederick Polete and Margaret Johnson Polete on August 1, 1916, in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was a resident of Woodland for 58 years. He retired from Contadina Foods in 1981 after working as a supervisor for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella, of Woodland; daughters, Norma Jean Clauser and husband, Terry of Farmington, Missouri; Aline Hollinger and husband, Lawrence, of Fredericktown, Missouri, and Polly Clark and husband, Howard, of Michigan; sons, Larry Polete, Loran Polete and wife, Penny, all of Woodland; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and one sister.

In past years Fred was well known in the community for his interest and involvement in the Woodland Invitational Track and Field events. He designed and built the starting block devices used at the Woodland Invitational Track meets, and was a judge and timer in his 20-year association with the Invitational. In 1987 at the 25th annual Woodland Invitational Track Meet he was the day's honorary meet referee. He was also a state-certified track official.

Fred's enthusiasm for sports actually began at the age of 17 during the Depression as a prize fighter, and continued when, in 1961, his son, Larry, played football for Woodland High School. He loved the Friday night football games and could be seen there rain or shine. In later years, he enjoyed watching his grandsons' involvement in a variety of sports, and was their number one fan. You could count on Grandpa to be there with his video camera catching the best goals, fastest times, highest vaults, and winning hits. Other interests included golfing and fishing, and he and his wife, Marcella, entertained many guests at their home with their famous patio fish fries.

Fred attended church at the Davis Christian Assembly.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, April 4 at McNary's Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 01, 2005.)

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Frederick Emory Polete, Jr. (2nd of 2 obits.)

Frederick Emory Polete, Jr. passed away at Woodland Memorial Hospital on March 30, 2005, at the age of 88.

Mr. Polete was born to Frederick Polete and Margaret Johnson Polete on August 1, 1916, in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was a resident of Woodland for 58 years. He retired from Contadina Foods in 1981 after working as a supervisor for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella, of Woodland; daughters, Norma Jean Clauser and husband, Terry of Farmington, Missouri; Aline Hollinger and husband, Lawrence, of Fredericktown, Missouri, and Polly Clark and husband, Howard, of Michigan; sons, Larry Polete, Loran Polete and wife, Penny, all of Woodland; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and one sister.

In past years Fred was well known in the community for his interest and involvement in the Woodland Invitational Track and Field events. He designed and built the starting block devices used at the Woodland Invitational Track meets, and was a judge and timer in his 20-year association with the Invitational. In 1987 at the 25th annual Woodland Invitational Track Meet he was the day's honorary meet referee. He was also a state-certified track official.

Fred's enthusiasm for sports actually began at the age of 17 during the Depression as a prize fighter, and continued when, in 1961, his son, Larry, played football for Woodland High School. He loved the Friday night football games and could be seen there rain or shine. In later years, he enjoyed watching his grandsons' involvement in a variety of sports, and was their number one fan. You could count on Grandpa to be there with his video camera catching the best goals, fastest times, highest vaults, and winning hits.

Other interests included golfing and fishing, and he and his wife, Marcella, entertained many guests at their home with their famous patio fish fries.

Fred attended church at the Davis Christian Assembly.

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

POLLOCK

Lucille F. Pollock

Lucille F. Pollock died in Woodland's Alderson Convalescent Hospital Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at age 88.

Born March 2, 1913, in Kearney, Neb., Mrs. Pollock had been a Yolo County resident for about 13 years. She was the daughter of the late Myron J. and Sophia Morris. She attended Chillicothe Business College in Missouri and moved to California in 1942. She resided in Richmond until 1989 when she relocated to Woodland. She had served as a transportation clerk at Oakland Naval Supply Center for 25 years before retiring in 1973. According family members, "she and her husband loved to travel throughout the U.S. and also made a trip to China. She enjoyed cooking, was an avid gardener, liked to play bridge, and her favorite activity was spending time with her children and grandchildren."

Mrs. Pollock was survived by her daughter, Jeanette Lenk and husband Raymond of Redding; son, Ted Ronald Pollock of Nebraska; and grandchildren, Heather Bennett Lenk and husband Robert, and Lindsay Frances Pollock, all of Woodland.

Also surviving are her sisters, Arlene Clark of Kearney, Neb., and Edna Koon of Portland, Ore.; brothers, George Morris of Kearney, Neb., and Monroe Morris of Portland, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pollock was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Ted R. Pollock; grandson, Richard Allen Pollock; sisters, Marguerite Ayers and Loretta Morris; and brother, Myron Morris.

A graveside service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 30, 2002.)

POMEROY

Jan Pomeroy

Jan Pomeroy passed away on Nov. 13, 2004, in Martinez. A resident of Rio Vista, she was 51 years old.

Pomeroy was a retired manager for the Solano County Sheriff's Office. A memorial service will be held at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas Street in Fairfield, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. Disposition is private.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 18, 2004.)

POOLE

Jerry Poole

Jerry Poole died unexpectedly on June 18, 2000, while vacationing in San Diego. Born on April 7, 1940 in East Orange, N.J., he was 60 years old.

He was raised in Falls Church, Va. He graduated from St. Johns College High School in the Washington, D.C., area. He then went on to Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md., where he graduated in 1962. He later received his master's degree from Golden Gate College.

Poole served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1983, retiring from the Air Force as a logistics officer. He was stationed in Vietnam and Panama as well as at various bases in the United States.

After his retirement from the Air Force, he embarked on a second career as a social studies teacher at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. He also coached basketball and football.

In 1987 he moved to Our Lady of Presentation in Sacramento where he taught eighth grade for 12 years, retiring in May of this year. He also coached basketball at St. Francis High School. He was honored as Metro League Coach of the Year in 1988, 1990 and 1992.

He was most recently honored by being included in the ``Who's Who Among American Teachers.'' Teachers who are selected for this honor have been nominated by one of their students as ``the teacher who made a difference'' in their students' lives. Only 5 percent of teachers nationwide are picked annually, and only 2 percent are included in one or more edition.

He has been a resident of Davis since 1977.

His pride and joy in his family was always evident. He was often seen watching his grandchildren's baseball and soccer games. He also enjoyed telling stories to his younger grandchildren. He loved going on family vacations to his favorite spot on the beach. He also enjoyed long road trips with his grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jan Poole of Davis; his mother, Grace Poole of Fairfield, Conn.; his children, Maureen Poole of Davis, Suzanne Ade and her husband Chris of Davis and Jon Poole and wife Chigusa of Chula Vista. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian Fowell, Brittanny Fowell, Christopher Poole, Sophia Poole, Eric Ade and Nate Ade. He also leaves his brothers, George Poole and his wife Mary of Fairfield, Conn., and Kevin Poole and his wife Katie of West Hills, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Poole, in August of 1989.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Friday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 18, 2000.)

POPPE

Carl F. Poppe

Carl F. Poppe died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 in the early evening hours while at University Retirement Community in Davis. Born Nov. 2, 1911, in Winters he was 90 years old.

Mr. Poppe worked for Standard Oil Company of California as a welder for 31 years. He was also a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Air Force.

Mr. Poppe was married to Juanita Thompson for over 50 years. She preceded him in death April 25, 1996 at the age of 81. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spent his retirement years traveling throughout the United States, Alaska and Canada. Mr. Poppe belonged to the Elk's Club in Berkeley and the Berkeley Sons in Retirement.

Mr. Poppe was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edith Poppe, his wife Juanita, and his brother William H. Poppe.

Two nieces, Barbara Barlow of Utah and Linda Scheive of sacramento survive him.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service scheduled at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept., 27, 2002 at the Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Drive, Winters. Memorial contributions may be made in Carl F. Poppe's name to the Winters Health Care Foundation at 7 Main St., Winters, 95694.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 26, 2002.)

PORTELLO

Pasqua L. Portello

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Pasqua Laurienti Portello will be held Tuesday in Davis. She died June 11, 2000. Born Feb. 9, 1915, in Manfredonia, Italy, she was 85.

She entered the United States at Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1921 to be reunited with her parents in San Francisco. She was a graduate of Bayview Elementary School, and of Galileo High School (Class of 1933). Pasqua married William Portello Sr. in November 1933.

Pasqua and her family moved to Arbuckle in 1937, and she lived on a ranch there for more than 60 years. During that span of time, the Portellos raised livestock and grew almonds and walnuts on their ranch. She was moving to her new home in Davis at the time of her death.

She loved opera and Italian music, and was an enthusiastic traveler. She continued to learn and take classes (particularly woodworking) until recently. Noted for her independence and speedy driving, she was also a frank and outspoken commentator on many subjects.

Proud to be an Italian-American, she shared her love of cooking (particularly biscotti), singing and sewing with her children and grandchildren, whose activities she also lovingly and enthusiastically attended. Her fun-loving ways, her jokes and her pranks reflected her view of life as a circus, and her role as a clown (Pagliacci).

She is survived by her sister, Mattia of Yakima, Wash.; her son, Les Portello and his wife Alison of Davis; her daughter, Vernette Marsh of Davis; nine grandchildren, William Portello, Joey Van Slyke, Charles Marsh, Bernadette Marsh, Leslie Marsh, Stephen Marsh, Antoinette LaKriz, Joseph Marsh and Annamarie Marsh and their families. She is also survived by her dear friend, Mrs. Leobelle Monroe of Arbuckle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Portello; her brother, Nick Laurienti; and her son-in-law, Floyd Marsh.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Newman Chapel, 514 C St. in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make a donation in her name to a charity of their choice, to the Davis Senior Center or to the Italian Cultural Society, P.O. Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 11, 2000.)

PORTER

Lillian L. Porter

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Bee," Thursday March 19, 1885.

DIED:

In Woodland, March 16, Lillian L. PORTER.

PORTER

Robert W. Porter

Robert W. Porter died May 20, 2001, after a short illness. Born Jan 22, 1938, in Oakland, he was 63.

He served with the U.S. Air Force Reserves for seven years from 1956 to 1963. He worked his family ranch in Pope Valley for 13 years until 1965. He worked for the city of Davis Public Works Department for 31 years, retiring in 1997 as senior supervisor of the transportation division. He was a 27-year resident of Vacaville.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Porter of Vacaville, daughter, Nancy Porter of Monterey, son, Aaron Porter of Vacaville, mother, Martha L. Porter of Fairfield, sister, Loraine Van Brackle of Fresno, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at the family home, 4615 Midway Road in Vacaville, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Inurnment will be private.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 31, 2001.)

PORTER Jr.

Victor Allen Porter Jr.

Victor Allen Porter Jr. died unexpectedly Saturday, July 20, 2002, at age 10.

Born Sept. 16, 1991, in Richmond, Victor was the son of Linda D. James and the late Victor Allen Porter Sr. He had been a Dunnigan resident for the past eight years. He attended Arbuckle Elementary School and would have entered the sixth grade in the fall. He played Little League Baseball. He was a member of Arbuckle School band and played the trumpet.

Victor is survived by his mother, Linda James of Oakland; sisters, Victoria Porter and Tanisha Porter, both of Dunnigan, Lashona Ingraham, and Terisha Johnson, both of Oakland; brothers, Michael Porter of Dunnigan, William McCoy and Kenneth Lewis, both of Oakland; paternal grandparents, Geraldine Johnson and husband Eddie of Dunnigan; and numerous aunts; uncles; cousins and friends.

Visitation is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. in Greater Second Baptist Church, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "aily Democrat," Friday, July 26, 2002.)

PORTER

Vincent Gerald Porter

Vincent Gerald Porter died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, a drowning victim of the Sacramento River. He was 44.

Born in Oakland on July 21, 1960, to Ulysses and Geraldine (Thomas) Porter, he attended El Cerrito High School. Employed as a landscape contractor, Porter was a Sacramento resident for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Johnson of Dunnigan; sisters, Veronica Keeton and Crystal Porter of Richmond; brothers, Ronald Porter of El Sobrante and Virgil Porter of Richmond; and an aunt, Ellen Tolliver of Washington, D.C.

Preceding him in death were his father, Ulysses Porter; twin brother, Victor Porter; brother, Donald Porter; and nephew, Victor Porter Jr.

Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Assisting the family is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 1, 2005.)

PORTEUS

Clarence George Porteus

Retired Contractor Dies After Short Illness Here

Funeral services for Clarence George Porteus, who died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at his Woodland home, 166 Oak Street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McNary funeral home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. He was 72.

Mr. Porteus was a native of New York State. He came to Woodland as a boy with his parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Porteus. He attended the local schools. As a young man, he entered the business of a building contractor in Woodland and he followed that occupation until his retirement in 1941. Since that time his attention has been occupied with his small farm and other property interests.

On June 17, 1896, Mr. Porteus was married to Rose Nethercott who survives him. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary June 17, 1946

The deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. He had many friends throughout the community.

Surviving relatives include the wife, Mrs. Rose Porteus at the family home; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Porteus Krebs, Stockton, and three grandchildren, Charles Krebs Jr., Mary Jane and Robert Krebs, all of Stockton. A sister, Mrs. Eva J. Jackson, died in 1943.

(From a Woodland newspaper Feb. 4, 1947. This obituary was contributed by Wm. E. (Ed) Cardinal edcardinal@prodigy.net)

PORTEUS

Rose Porteus

Mrs. Rose Porteus, 82, died in Woodland Clinic hospital yesterday afternoon, where she was taken after being stricken in her home that morning.

Mrs. Porteus, a native of Greenville, Ill., had lived in Woodland most of her life. She was the widow of Clarence Porteus, who died in 1947. Her home was at 166 Oak Street.

The daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Nethercott, Mrs. Porteus came to Woodland with her parents when she was 17. Before that the family had lived in Red Bluff.

She attended Hesperian college and married Clarence Porteus June 17, 1896.

Member of a large family, Mrs. Porteus was the last of nine children.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Krebs, of Stockton, three Grandchildren, Charles H. Krebs, Oakland; Mary Janey Krebs, Stockton, and Robert Krebs, Stockton, and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Porteus was a member of the Methodist Church, and was active in the church circle.

Funeral services will be held at the McNary funeral home at 10 a. m. Monday. Burial will be in the family plot in Woodland cemetery.

(From a Woodland newspaper, 15 Dec. 1956. This obituary was contributed by Wm. E. (Ed) Cardinal

edcardinal@prodigy.net)

POTOSKI

John Stephen Potoski

John Stephen Potoski in Woodland died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at age 84.

Born May 27, 1919, in Moosic, Pa., Mr. Potoski had been a Yolo County resident for two and half years. He was a member of Elks Lodge, American Legion, and VFW. He retired from Treasure Island, San Francisco as a civil servant. He served in the army during World War II as a sargeant.

Survivors include his daughters, Charlotte Brock of Sunnyvale, Susan Glunz of Bakersfield, Margaret Pitts of Anderson, and Vanessa Butterfield of Boise, Idaho; brother, George Potoski; sister, Margie Oliver; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Nicholas, Michael and Charles.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, (2003).

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 2, 2003.)

POTTER

Alvin Buck Potter

Alvin Buck Potter died in Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland, Monday, May 6, 2002, at age 82.

Born April 17, 1920, in Covelo, Mr. Potter had been a Yolo County resident for 23 years.

Mr. Potter was buried with his parents in an Indian Cemetery, in Covelo. The Round Valley Indian Tribe assisted with the burial.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 30, 2002.)

POTTER

Henry G. Potter

Dr. Potter dies in Rancho Mirage

Friends have received word of the death of Dr. Henry G. Potter, 86, a longtime Winters physician, who died in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, on January 13, 1990.

A native of Seattle, Washington, he graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in pre-medicine and received his M.D. at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1932.

After a two year internship in Seattle, he located in Winters in November 1935 and remained here until June 1954, interrupted by 3 ½ years of service during World War II as a captain in the U.S. Army.

At the time of his death, he was making his home in Rancho Mirage, where he had lived since retirement 14 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Potter, his daughter, Edwina, and two grandchildren.

(The newspaper article includes a photograph with the caption: "Dr. H.B. Potter (World War II photo.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 22, 1990.)

POTT

Norman D. Pott

A memorial service was held last month for former Davis minister Norman D. Pott, who died Sept. 1, 2002, at his home in San Rafael, of myelofibrosis. He was 70.

He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Summit, N.J., to Katherine and Alan Pott.

Pott earned his bachelor's degree in 1954 from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., where he received all-American honors as a basketball player. He was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals, then a National Basketball Association team, but chose to pursue the ministry instead.

He received a bachelor's degree in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1957 and a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1960.

While studying at Wheaton, Pott met Enid Hensel and the two married on June 14, 1954.

Pott served his first ministry in Berkeley before moving to Eugene, Ore., in 1964 to serve as pastor of Central Presbyterian Church. In 1975, he and his family moved to Davis where he served as pastor and head of staff at Davis Community Church, until 1986. Pott is remembered by the Davis congregation for his personal graciousness, sense of humor and his deep passion for human justice. He served on the Davis Human Relations Commission.

He also pastored a church in San Rafael and served in an interim capacity for a congregation in St. Helena before ill health forced an end to his ministry in June 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Enid; two sons, Stephen of San Rafael and Aaron of St. Helena; two daughters, Emily of Oxford, England, and Carol of Inverness; four brothers, Roger, Gordon, Donald and Douglas; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 1856, Merriefield, VA 22116-8056.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 9, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

POTTS

Laura Beatrice Potts

Laura Beatrice Potts died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Saturday, Oct. 15 at age 93.

Mrs. Potts was born Jan. 11, 1912 in Loveland, Colo. to Charles and Laura Peden. She had been a Woodland resident for 62 years. A homemaker for more than 50 years, she was also a life member of Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299, Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah's Lodge No. 249.

Survivors include Mrs. Potts' son, Edward L. Potts of Flippin, Ark.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert "Doc" Wilson Potts and her brother, Kenneth Peden.

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

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Potts' life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Woodland Family Worship Center, 386 W. Beamer St., Woodland. Rebekah's Lodge No. 249 and Pastor John Hudnall will officiate. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

POTTS

Mary Frances Potts

Mary Frances Potts died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at age 78.

Born May 31, 1925, in Texas, Mrs. Potts had been a Yolo County resident for 42 years. She worked for JCPenney and retired after 15 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Manley and Susan Wassam; and sons, Kenneth Potts and Randy Potts, all of Woodland; grandchildren, Lorinda Lee and husband Jeff of Adamstown, Md., Richard Leland and wife Tonya of Arizona, Sean Potts of Sacramento and Casey Swancy of Woodland; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles David Burk of Bakersfield. She was preceded in death by her husband William M. Potts; sister, Martha Tinsley and brothers, Joe Burk Jr. and John Burk.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at noon Saturday, March 27, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 26, 2004.)

PRADO

Theresa Garcia Prado

Theresa Garcia Prado died on Saturday, May 31, 2003, at age 76. Born Oct. 21, 1926, in Gallup, N.M., Mrs. Prado had been a Yolo County resident for over 60 years. She attending schools in Gallup, N.M., relocated to Southern California for brief period before settling in Woodland. She was employed with Optometrist Dr. Lily Wang until her retirement. She was a member of YLI and Holy Rosary Parish.

Survivors, including their spouses and daughters, Margaret and John Hernandez of Woodland, Amelia Hawkins of Canyonville, Ore., and Marcella and Greg Gomez of Woodland; sons, Martin A. and Marcella Prado of W. Sacramento, Anthony and Karen Prado of Woodland; grandchildren, Martin, Rae Ann, Thaddeus and Shelly, Jerry and Stormy, Michael and Teri, Teresa, Ygnacio and Lori, Julia, Mathew, Kristin, Richard, Jason, Nicholas, Keri and Steve, and Denny; great-grandchildren, Marcella, Jordan, James, Sabrina, Emily, Cierra, Ian, Jeremiah, Jedediah, Jacob, Ashley, John, Breanna, Leanna, Patrick, Arthur, Derek, and Alysun; sisters, Josephine and Joaquin Andrade of Yolo, Ophelia and Luis Olivarez of El Monte, Mary and Robert Lavorico of Woodland, Lina Jaurige of Esparto, Jessie and German Escobar of Arbuckle; brothers, Ignacio and Lily Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, and David Lopez of Sacramento; brother-in-law, Reyjino and Virginia Savala of Chula Vista; sister-in-law, Anita Garcia of Woodland; and niece, Lucinda and Manuel Aranda of La Puente.

She was preceded in death by her husband Martin E. Prado; parents, Ygnacio and Refugio Garcia; and brothers, Guadalupe and Benedicto Garcia. The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Vigil is scheduled at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 4, at Holy Rosary Church, Woodland. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, also at Holy Rosary Church, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 05, 2003.)

PRATT

Anna Marie (Martin) Pratt

Anna Marie (Martin) Pratt died at University Retirement Community Davis on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at age 92.

Born May 7, 1911, in Los Angeles, Mrs. Pratt is the only child of Edwin B. Martin and Meta F. Martin. She attended school in Los Angeles, graduating from Belmont High School, a member of Ephesians Honor Society. She attended UCLA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts degree in botany and biology. She worked as an X-ray technician before returning to UCLA to graduate in 1936, with a masters degree in botany and a teaching credential. She worked as a teacher at Saticoy Grammar School, Fullerton High School and at Jefferson High School. She married Harlan K. Pratt on June 1, 1939, moved to Davis in 1946. She was also a member of Sierra Club and one of the founding members of Save Mono Lake Committee.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Harlan Pratt of Davis; son, Robert and wife Shari Pratt of Woodland; daughter, Elizabeth Jones and husband Robert of Stone Staffs England; and grandchildren, Robert, Francis, Jason, Jesse, Bethan; and four great-grandchildren.

Services: Interment will be private.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 03, 2003.)

PRATT

Harlan Kelley Pratt

Harlan Kelley Pratt died Sept. 21, 2005, of natural causes. He was 91.

Born March 18, 1914, to Burr B Pratt and Louise Kelley Pratt in Berkeley, he was raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, he attended UCLA, receiving his bachelor's degree with honors in subtropical horticulture in 1939, followed by his doctorate degree in plant science under Jacob Beal in 1944.

He moved to Davis in 1946 and went to work at UC Davis in the plant physiology department at Hunt Hall, and later the Mann Lab. He specialized in the handling and transportation of melons, and did ground-breaking work in the field of controlled ripening in plant tissue and the effects of ethylene on the process. He also helped introduce the kiwi fruit to California.

He was a lifelong Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout himself and was Scoutmaster of Troop 139 in Davis. He was also assistant district commission for the Golden Empire Council and taught scouting until he was 89 years old.

He was described as an environmentalist and loved hiking and camping. He was an alumnus of the Yosemite Field School and a member of the Sierra Club.

He was a serious sailor, sailing his 36-foot Ketch Genii to three YRA season championships and was a devoted master mariner.

He and his wife, Anna Marie, were world travelers, and after he retired from UC Davis, he worked for the U.S. government, traveling the world teaching crop production and basic farming techniques to developing countries.

He helped build the Davis Parent Nursery School and played the double bass in the Davis community musical productions.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Anna Marie; and his brother, Robert Pratt.

He is survived by his son, Bob and his wife Shari Pratt of Woodland; his daughter, Elizabeth and her husband Bob Jones of Stone, Staff, England; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and five nieces.

At his request, there will be no services. Donations to the Boy Scouts of America in his name would be appreciated.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 27, 2005.)

PRAUL

David N. Praul

Sacramento resident David Norman Praul, Ph.D., died June 1, 2002, in Sacramento. He was 54.

He was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Napa at the former Parks Victory Memorial Hospital on Jefferson Street. Born to William J. and Betty L. Praul, he was a third-generation Napan who attended West Park Elementary, Redwood Junior High and Napa Senior High School.

After graduating from UC Davis, he met his former wife Evelyn Praul and, upon graduation, they started the Praul Center, which is now called FamiliesFirst. The agency provides homes for emotionally disturbed children.

The center's therapy of choice was often referred to as the "M&M" method, providing positive reinforcement for children who had rarely received any form of reward in their young lives. Several of these former clients became friends and family to him later in life.

He spent many years counseling people on life's many complications and provided years of on-call counseling for potential suicide victims as well as running a 12-step program for substance abuse.

His life's work was dedicated to positively touching many lives. He had a close connection to the Sacramento Native American community in both his professional and personal life.

An alumni member of the Napa Senior High School Choir, his lifelong passion for song led him to join a barbershop group in Sacramento called the Capitolaires. He also enjoyed the outdoors and sports such as skiing, water-skiing and hiking.

At 13 years old, he attended the 1960 Olympic Games in Squaw Valley and fulfilled a major highlight this year by attending the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and other relatives born and raised in Napa.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Tanner Praul of Citrus Heights; father and stepmother, William and Wynema Praul of Yountville; sister, brother-in-law and niece, Belinda, Domitrio and Marissa Sanchez of Granite Bay; brother, Michael Praul of Napa; son, Aaron Praul of Boston; and numerous other relatives in the area.

A funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, 623 Coombs St., Napa. Relatives and friends are invited to meet immediately following the service at 2019 West F St. in Napa.

In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are asked to make donations to the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County at P.O. Box 622, Davis, CA 95617, an organization he worked for at numerous times throughout his life.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 7, 2002.)

PRECIADO

Yazmin Alejandrina Preciado

Yazmin Alejandrina Preciado died Monday, Feb. 14 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Butte County at age 19.

Miss Preciado was born Sept. 27, 1985 in Autlain, Jalisco, Mexico to Josefina Cisneros and Jesus Preciado. She had been a resident of Yolo County for 15 years. She graduated from Woodland High School in 2004 and was manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Woodland.

Survivors include Miss Preciado's son, Javier Jesus Sereno; her parents, Josefina Cisneros and Jesus Preciado all of Woodland; her stepfather, Rafael Galindo of Woodland; her sisters, Wendy Preciado, Araceli and Nayely Galindo, all of Woodland; her brother, Saul Preciado of San Francisco; her grandmother, Justa Preciado Cobian of Mexico; her aunts, Guadalupe Flores and Antonia Cisneros of Los Angeles, Margarita Cisneros of Mexico and Candelaria Cisneros of Chico; her uncles, Ramon, David, Miguel Cisneros of Woodland, Rafael and Melecio Cisneros of Chico and Pedro and Guillermo Cisneros of Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lydia Michelle, her grandfathers, Santos Preciado and Miguel Cisneros and her uncle, Guadalupe Cisneros.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Holy Rosary with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 20, 2005.)

PREISLER

James Edward Preisler

Davis resident James Edward Preisler died on April 28, 2003, in Sacramento. He was 41.

The son of Dawn and John Preisler, he was born Sept. 26, 1961, in Highland Park, Ill. He grew up in the Chicago area, moving to Davis in 1999.

A part-time landscaper, Preisler also volunteered at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. He devoutly cared for his family and had a great love for animals, gardening and the outdoors.

Overcoming obstacles, he lived his life with independence, dignity and respect, said his family, which expressed its gratitude for the care and concern he received through Yolo County Department of Mental Health Services.

Preisler is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, brother Don, sister-in-law Lisa Tell, and nephews Alexander and Nicholas, all of Davis, sister Gail Slaughter, brother-in-law Bob Slaughter, niece Flaminga and nephew Django, all of Austin, Texas.

Preisler was laid to rest in Libertyville, Ill. A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis.

Remembrances may be made to Safe Harbor Crisis House or East Yolo House, care of Yolo Community Care Continuum, 1950 Fifth St. Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 18, 2003.)

PREWETT

Jean Houston Prewett

Jean Houston Prewett, a resident of Davis for more than 60 years, died peacefully Jan. 4, 2006, following a long illness.

A celebration of her life will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Little Prague, 330 G St. in Davis.

Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Hollister, she first came to Davis in 1939 to attend the university, majoring in home economics. When the school closed down during World War II, she remained in Davis for most of the war and worked with Phil Cushing, Dr. Leach and Dr. Kendrick in the plant pathology greenhouses. While she was working there she met Byron Houston.

He was a professor in plant pathology and later dean of the graduate division. They were married in 1948 and initially lived at the Armstrong Ranch on the university campus. In 1952 they moved into a new home just off Miller Drive, about three blocks from campus. At that time this was the far north end of Davis. There she raised three children.

During that time, she was active in various university organizations, such as University Farm Circle and the campus nursery school. She especially enjoyed working with foreign student wives, helping them learn American customs, conversation and cooking skills.

Her husband, Byron, died in 1970.

She later met an old school friend from Hollister, Wilson Prewett, at a school reunion. They were married in 1978 and soon moved to King City to start a new chapter of her life. Following his death, she returned to Davis in 1983 where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Her family said she enjoyed gardening and often used a vacant lot for a giant vegetable garden. Two of her favorite pleasures were spending time at her summer cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake and her annual Easter vacation at Capitola, near Santa Cruz. Both were nearly 50-year traditions.

She is survived by her children, Curtis Houston and his wife Dyann of Davis; Mark Houston of Renton, Wash.; and Marcia Houston of Davis.

She is further survived by her two grandchildren, Nicolas Houston and Keelia Houston of Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 24, 2006.)

PRICE

Dorothy L. Price

Dorothy L. Price died following a short illness in The Californian Retirement Residence, Woodland Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at age 91.

Born June 24, 1922, in Marshall, Mo., Mrs. Price had lived in Woodland for 12 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Goldie Evans. After completing her schooling in Missouri, she married LaMar Price and they made their home in New Mexico for many years. She lived in Los Angeles during World War II when LaMar served as a naval officer overseas. According to her family members, "she was very proud of her work of more than 40 years as a legal secretary and working with JAG before retiring at Ford Ord. Her favorite pastime was knitting, making many of her own clothes."

Mrs. Price is survived by her son, Charles Price and wife Barbara of Citrus Heights; and daughters, Patricia Harrison and husband John of Woodland, and Debra Johnson and husband Chuck of Grass Valley.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Price and Penny Brown of Sacramento, Gary Smith and wife Jayne of Albuquerque, N.M., Roni Gaede of Paso Robles, Ken Gallagher and wife Theresa of Forresthill, Roy Gallagher and wife Debbie of Woodland, Gene Secco and wife Sandy of McMinnville, Ore., Lee Ann Goodwin and husband Dan of Rocklin, James Harrison of San Luis Obispo, Eric Harrison and wife Kathy of Sherman Oaks, Joseph Johnson and Kelly Lopez and husband Joaquin, all of Grass Valley, John Wilson of Auburn and Kim Meade and husband Paul of Sammamish, Wash.; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, LaMar Price, in 1998.

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Price no funeral services are scheduled.

A private memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Sacramento, with family members only.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 25, 2002.)

PRICE

Truman Robert Eugene Price

Truman Robert Eugene Price died on Monday, March 4, 2002 at U.C. Davis Medical Center at the age of 88. He was born in Concordia, Kansas on Nov. 11, 1913 to the late Robert Henry and Alice Diana Price.

Mr. Price was a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1944. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.). Mr. Price was employed at Mare Island for 20 years as a pipefitter.

Mr. Price is survived by his children, William Price of Vacaville; Jerry Price of Orland; Walter Price of Santa Rosa and Trudi Tucker of Folsom. Also surviving him are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Marie Price in 1998.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2002 at 2 p.m. at McNary's Chapel with internment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 08, 2002.)

PRIDE

Raymond Eugene Pride

Raymond Eugene Pride died at Cottonwood Health Care Facility, Woodland on Monday, March 31, 2003, at age 68.

Born April 27, 1934, in Staples, Minn., Mr. Pride had been a Yolo County resident for five years. He was a truck driver.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: Interment is scheduled at the Public Guardian memorial in Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 17, 2003.)

PRINGLE

Frances Rutan Pringle

Frances Rutan Pringle, a former registered nurse, writer, poet, and writing teacher, died on July 14, 2005 at the age of 90, in Sacramento. Born Sara Frances Rutan, seventh generation pioneer California family, was an aunt to Burt Rutan, the aeronautics and space pioneer.

Mrs. Pringle was born in Coalinga. Due to the Great Depression, her family moved to Whittier where she went to high school and rode on the same school bus as Richard Nixon. In 1938 she graduated from Loma Linda University in Redlands as a registered nurse. She worked for several years at what is now the Fresno Medical Center. She also worked for the East Bay Children's Hospital in Oakland. While working there, she met and married her first husband, Hugo Hoy, in 1941. They had four children and raised them in four different parks of the California State Parks, where her husband was a state park ranger.

After they divorced in 1964, Mrs. Pringle worked as a nurse at Gorgas Hospital, in the Canal Zone, Republic of Panama. In 1972 she married her second husband, Rupert Pringle, a Panmanian journalist at the Panamerica newspaper in the Republic of Panama. Frances and Rupert Pringle were members of the Baha'i World Faith, and supported the construction of the Baha'i House of Worship in Panama. In 1975, they both retired to Las Tablas, a small town in the rural provinces of Panama.

In 1983 they moved to Clovis, near Fresno. They later moved to Whittier and then to Woodland in 1984 where Mr. Pringle died in 1985.

Survivors include four children: Susan Shores of Sacramento, Gerald Hoy of Forestville, Michael Hoy of San Clemente, and Kathryn Rutan-Sprague of Gerber. She is survived by her three brothers: George Rutan of Mojave, Samuel Rutan of Porterville, and Kenneth Rutan of Grass Valley. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, three great grand children and many cousins and dear friends.

No service information was provided.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 2, 2005.)

PRINGLE

Robert C. Pringle

Robert C. Pringle, beloved husband, father, and friend to many and prominent Bay Area marketing and communications professional, died Tuesday at the age of 54.

"Bob was such a tremendous support for everyone. He was always willing to help anyone who was in need. I could not have asked for a more supportive husband, and I don't think you could find a more supportive father," recalled his wife Maggie. "His children were really his life," she added.

Bob grew up in Woodland and attended Woodland High School, where he was a star swimmer. Swimming continued to be one of his passions throughout his life, and he was a regular at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center. He also enjoyed being outdoors, golfing or hiking, and he was particularly fond of spending time with his family in the mountains.

He attended Stanford University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, graduating in 1972 with a degree in history and economics. Bob went on to earn his M.B.A. in 1980 from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, after which he embarked on a long and successful career in brand marketing and communications.

Bob served as executive director and principal at global identity and design firm Landor Associates from 1988-1997, where he had primary responsibility for key accounts, including Frito Lay, The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games of 1996, The Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games of 2002, and Dreyer's.

But his love for his alma mater sparked the longtime university volunteer to take a position at Stanford as associate vice president and director of development marketing in 1997. During his five-year tenure at Stanford, he oversaw branding and marketing for The Stanford Fund and for The Campaign for Undergraduate Education, and he played a key role in planning and executing the university's "Think Again" program a nationwide tour of faculty and students that went to twelve cities in seven months.

Former colleagues at Stanford remember Bob for his ever-present smile, his keen sense of humor, his intellect, his enthusiasm, his graciousness and his unfailing devotion to Stanford. University President John L. Hennessy noted, "Bob's love and enthusiastic support of Stanford were evident in everything he did. This made him a great treasure to have in our midst: First as a student, then as a supporter and volunteer and, finally, as associate vice president."

In addition, Bob worked for Crown Zellerbach, Ketchum Communications, J. Walter Thompson and, most recently, he served as chief marketing officer for Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.

Bob was an active member of his community. Most meaningful to him was his board service over the past decade with the Child and Family Institute as well as his involvement with the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park and a monthly men's group.

Fellow member Dick Livermore remembered him saying, "Bob was a blessing, not only to our covenant group but to our families and community as well. In thought, word and deed, he was a true brother and the embodiment of faithfulness, good cheer and dedication to those of us fortunate to be his friends. We are forever grateful for the gift of his presence."

Bob also was a member of the Filoli Center board, the Menlo Country Club and the Bohemian Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Margaret Ely Pringle; his children Abby, David and Will Pringle; his mother, Janet Pringle of Portola Valley; and his mother- and father-in-law, Shirley and Leonard Ely of Palo Alto.

A memorial service will be held at Stanford's Memorial Church at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. Parking will be available on levels 3 and 4 of the Stock Farm Parking Structure on the Sand Hill Road side of campus. Please enter the parking structure on Oak Road. Shuttles to and from the service will begin running at 2 p.m.

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

PRITCHARD

Rulon 'Lonny' Pritchard (1st of 2 obituaries)

Lonny Pritchard died in Woodland Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at age 66.

Born Oct. 17, 1937, a native of Woodland, Mr. Pritchard was the owner of Garage Company, a third generation family own auto dealership business at Main St., Woodland. He retired in 1999.

Survivors include her companion, Yvonne LeMaitre of Woodland, Stephen Pritchard of Sacramento; daughter, Dotty Huber and husband Bob of Woodland; granddaughter, Olivia Huber of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Pritchard, in 1991; and father, Morris Pritchard, in 1982.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616; and to Special Olympics. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: There will be a memorial service to be announced.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 27, 2003.)

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Rulon 'Lonny' Pritchard (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Rulon Morris "Lonny" Pritchard died in Woodland on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Known to many of his Woodland friends and customers as "the man in the red hat," Lonny was the owner and operator of the Electric Garage Company, the Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth auto dealership at Third and Main Street. Established by Lonny's grandfather William Dahler in 1909, the Electric Garage Company was the oldest, single-family owned dealership/service garage in the United States. Though retaining ownership of the Main Street building and property, Lonny closed the Electric Garage upon its 90th anniversary and his own retirement in 1999. Hoblit and Haynes Chrysler Dealership now conducts business at that location.

Born in Woodland on October. 17, 1937 to Dorothy and Morris Pritchard, Lonny attended Holy Rosary Elementary Academy, later graduating from Woodland High School in 1955. As a young boy, Lonny developed a passion for cars and airplanes, putting to memory every make and model of American aircraft and automobile produced. Remarkably, Lonny flew his first solo flight by the age of ten (much to his mother's anxiety and his father's delight), piloting his father's 1946 Taylorcraft monoplane over the valley's skyways. He was also very active in the Cub and Boy Scouts, eventually becoming a decorated Eagle Scout in 1952. In 1954, Lonny was accepted into the Woodland High School Cadet Corps, becoming Captain of Company B 19th Battalion in 1955. The 19th Battalion marched in several parades and participated in many events and field meets, earning several high honors under Lonny's leadership.

After graduating high school, Lonny entered the United States National Guard, serving as Master Sergeant until he retired from service in 1968. Lonny often remarked that his time in the National Guard was one of the most rewarding periods of his life.

From 1961 to 1963, Lonny worked as Assistant Service Manager for the Simon-Shockmeyer Mercedes Auto Dealership in Santa Monica, California. He was an expert mechanic, beginning his training as a small boy under his grandfather William's tutelage. During his time in Santa Monica, Lonny also had a small repair shop where he worked on high performance sports cars. Few knew that celebrities such as Eddie Albert, Harry Carey Jr., Mercedes McCambridge, Richard Widmark, and Vincent Minelli, among others, were his private customers. Though only 25 years old, Lonny was offered a partnership at Simon-Shockmeyer, but he forfeited this tremendous opportunity to come back to Woodland to help his father with the family business. Lonny assumed the service manager's position at the Electric Garage in 1963, then ownership in the mid-seventies. During Lonny's early tenure in the automotive business, he was honored with numerous service awards from the Studebaker Corporation; later he would become Chrysler Corporation's most awarded automotive dealer, receiving its prestigious "Five Star Award" for Excellence in Sales and service, more times than any other dealer.

After his retirement in 1999, Lonny continued to be involved in the automotive business, still assisting and advising long-time customers with service and new car orders through the Hoblit and Haynes dealership, and continued to be an active participant in the National Automotive Dealers Association, of which he had been a member for over 40 years. He thoroughly enjoyed musical theatre, supporting the Woodland Opera House, Music Circus, and the Sacramento Life Opera and Broadway Associations. Lonny would often make gifts of tickets to various shows so that others, who may not be able to otherwise, could share in his enthusiasm for song and dance. An ardent collector his whole life, Lonny started collecting stamps as young boy, continued with an impressive coin and model car collection, even choosing thimbles as a whimsical later addition to his varied collection. But Lonny's greatest treasure was his sense of humor - his wonderfully tart sarcasm, wit, and ability to make people laugh.

Privately, Lonny was an annual supporter and benefactor of over fifty charities, national and local organizations and causes, including AARP; Special Olympics; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Yolo County Red cross; Friends of the Yolo Archives; Yolo Hospice Society; Holy Rosary Church; Summer House; Woodland Youth Baseball; Christian Camps for Blind Children; Towe Auto Museum; United Way; Disabled Veterans; Yolo County Fair, and many more.

Lonny is survived by his son, Stephen Pritchard of Sacramento; his daughter, Dorothy "Doty" Huber and her husband, Robert Huber of Woodland; grandchildren, Johnathan, David, and Olivia Huber; and his fiancee, Yvonne LeMaitre of Woodland.

A memorial service will be held at the Woodland Opera House, Second and Main Streets, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95616; or to one of the above listed organizations.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, January 04, 2004.)

PROBST

Albert Probst

Albert Probst died in Woodland Sunday, May 15 at age 79.

Mr. Probst was born April 4, 1926 in the Ukraine. He was raised and educated in Europe. He had been a Yolo County resident for 54 years. He worked as a tool and die designer for Barden Bumpers/Marvin Landplane. He had been a member of American Lutheran Church of Woodland for 54 years.

Survivors include Mr. Probst's wife of 57 years, Ida Probst, also of Woodland; his daughter, Inge Nattress of Portland, Ore.; his son, Henry Probst of Woodland; his grandchildren, Sean, Nicholas and Andrew Tucker and Ellen Probst; his granddaughter-in-law, Lesley Tucker and his great-grandchildren, Monika and Daniel Tucker. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Probst.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Probst's name be directed to the American Lutheran Church.

Services: Visitation is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland, with Pastor Jeff Irwin officiating. 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," Wednesday, May 18, 2005.)

PROCTOR

Marilyn Joy Proctor

Marilyn Joy Proctor died Sept. 27, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital with her family by her side. She was 78.

Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Pomona, she was a Davis resident for 13 years. She spent her professional career working for Southern California Gas Co. as a lead consumer service representative, retiring after 25 years on the job.

She was described as a positive, joyful person who extended warmth and hospitality to everyone. Her interests included cooking, reading, gardening, her career and following the stock market. Her greatest loves were her family and her friends.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Proctor of Davis; her children, Robert Proctor and his wife Carol of Fountain Valley, and Carolyn Suharik of Davis; and her grandchildren, Stephen Suharik, Bryan Suharik and James Suharik.

She is further survived by her brother, Lyle Miller of Roseburg, Ore.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 29, 2005.)

PRUDEN

Stewart M. Pruden

"Last rites held for Stewart M. Pruden

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at McNary's Chapel, Woodland, for Stewart Mains Pruden, 62, who passed away in the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, on Tuesday, December 18.

Rev. Frank Emitte, of the First Baptist Church, Woodland, officiated at the ritese and Mrs. P.F. Phares was organist and accompanist for Mr. and Mrs. Merle Shields of Rancho Cordova, who sang.

Casket bearers were Jack Vasey, Joe Doll, Jim Kramer, Ray Sears, George Leggett and Irwin Clyma.

Mr. Pruden, a resident of Pasadena and a former resident of Winters, was the son of the late Rev. J. Pruden, for many years pastor of the Hopewell Baptist church here, later the First Baptist church. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite in San Jose and Richmond.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a son, Stewart, San Jose; a daughter, Barbara Jean Pruden, Washington; his mother, Bertha Pruden, of Sacramento; two brothers, Dean Pruden, Houston, Texas, and Wayne Pruden, of Modesto; five sisters; Mrs. Lois Sotello and Mrs. Jean Clark both of Sacramento; Mrs. Doris Delp of San Jose, Mrs. Maxine Young of Los Gatos and Mrs. Fern Griffith of Mountain view. There are also five grandchildren."

(From the "Winters Express," 27 December 1962.)

PUCKETT

Agnes Irene Puckett

Agnes Irene Puckett died at Fremont Medical Center in Yuba City, Sunday, Sept. 18 at age 70.

Mrs. Puckett was born Aug. 27, 1935 in Woodland. She had been a Woodland resident for 22 years. She was a 1953 graduate of Woodland High School. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She had international training in communications, Toast Mistress, charter member of Valley Quilt Guild, Nimble Needles Quilt Guild, Pacific Flyway Guild, Camp Fire Girls leader, Boy Scout support mom, 4-H member, Odd Fellows Rebekah Lodge, P.T.A. at King Ave., Gray Ave. and Yuba City High Schools and mother of an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include Mrs. Puckett's husband of 48 years, Herb Puckett also of Yuba City; her daughters, Linda Perkins of Yuba City and Lori Kauffman of Gridley; her son, Lane Puckett of Merced; her grandchildren, Charles and Patricia Perkins of Yuba City, Rachelle and Megan Puckett of Merced, Michael and David Kauffman of Gridley; her sister, Esther McGrew of Rumsey; her sisters-in-law, Lucille Webb of Woodland and Lauretta Webb of Klamath Falls, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Fay Webb; her brothers, Melford and Jack Webb; one niece; and one nephew.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Puckett's name be directed to the American Cancer Society, 618 Fifth St., Marysville, 95901 or the Sutter County 4-H Program, 142-A Garden Highway, Yuba City, 95991.

Services: Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Mary's Cemetery, Yolo. A celebration of Mrs. Puckett's life will be on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church, 700 Washington Ave., Yuba City. Ullrey Memorial Chapel of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 21, 2005.)

PUERNER

Olive "Ollie" Puerner (1st of 2 obits.)

Olive "Ollie" Puerner, age 77, was called home to her Father in Heaven Jan. 12, 2006. Ollie was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Woodland. She moved away for a spell then returned where she's been for the last 29 years.

Olive went to Filmore Elementary and Woodland High School. She worked as a nurse's aide at Alderson for about 10 years.

She leaves behind her seven loving children: Amelia Wagner of San Jose, Cynthia Calabro of Woodland, Charlie Puerner of Carmichael, Sarah Schwendinger of Elk Grove, Sadie Puerner of Tempe, Ariz., Betsy Campaigne of Woodland and Sandra Puerner of Phoenix. She also leaves behind her brother David Robinson and his wife Mary Ann, 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with two more on the way. There are also many nieces and nephews. Olive was preceded by her parents Charles Robinson and Alma Francis (Evans), her brothers: Frank, Charles, Raymond, Elmer, George, Edward, James and her sisters: Lucille Dole, Bessie Barlow, Emma Hesseler, Rhoda Fish, Florence Robinson, Louise Lewis and Maybell Altpeter.

Olive enjoyed being with her grandchildren, she would talk about the cute things they would do and how they were growing. She loved meeting up with old friends that she would bump into at the store when shopping. She had a love for genealogy. She was always writing letters to people inquiring about information on a family line she was working on. She also had a strong faith in the Lord, attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (when she was in better health). She was a great lady and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.

Viewing is Tuesday Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. and funeral services at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at: 1405 Cottonwood, Woodland.

Graveside prayer is at 3 p.m. at the Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St. at intersection of Cross Street. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 17, 2006.)

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Olive "Ollie" Puerner (2nd of 2 obits.)

Olive "Ollie" Puerner of Woodland died Thursday, Jan. 12 at age 77.

Mrs. Puerner was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Woodland. She moved away for a spell then returned where she's been for the last 29 years. She attended to Filmore Elementary and Woodland High School. She worked as a nurse's aide at Alderson for about 10 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include Mrs. Puerner's children, Amelia Wagner of San Jose, Cynthia Calabro of Woodland, Charlie Puerner of Carmichael, Sarah Schwendinger of Elk Grove, Sadie Puerner of Tempe, Ariz., Betsy Campaigne of Woodland and Sandra Puerner of Phoenix; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, David Robinson and his wife Mary Ann; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Robinson and Alma Francis (Evans); her sisters, Lucille Dole, Bessie Barlow, Emma Hesseler, Rhoda Fish, Florence Robinson, Louise Lewis and Maybell Altpeter; and her brothers, Frank, Charles, Raymond, Elmer, George, Edward, James.

Services: Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17. McNary's Chapel is assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 18, 2006.)

PUGH

Dorothy M. Pugh

Dorothy M. Pugh, 89, died of stroke complications on April 6, 2000, in Sacramento.

Born in 1910 to Henry J. Hansen and the late Kate F. Eggleston, she grew up on a ranch outside Davis. She was a member of the Tremont Church Mite Society. As a girl, she attended the old Tremont Church on Montgomery Road, near the present Willowbank.

A bright, studious child, she went regularly to the Davis Library, which was situated in Hattie Weber's home.

Though the family had almond and fruit trees in Davis and Chico, her mother taught School in Elmira to assure Dorothy's higher education. Her first job after graduation from San Jose State College was as a teacher in Winters and it was there that she met her husband, Bill Pugh, a Winters High School teacher and coach.

The houses on her grandmother Lucy Eggleston's property on University Avenue, near the UC Davis campus, were designated as historic structures by the city of Davis. She rented them to graduate students and families at unrealistically low rents over the years because she felt that young people needed a chance, family members said.

She raised her family in Winters and directed the first children's choruses at the Winters schools. She was the organist for more than 30 years for Yosolano Chapter No. 218 in Winters, commuting in later years from her home in Sacramento.

She was a member and organist for nearly 30 years for Palm Shrine and White Shrine of Jerusalem in Sacramento.

She was honored by being chosen as grand organist for The Order of Eastern Star in the state of California 1977 by Patricia Quibell, worthy grand matron, and traveled with the senior officers of the order for that year, visiting Eastern Star chapters throughout the state.

She is survived by two sons, William Pugh of Stockton and Richard Pugh of Sacramento; two daughters-in-law, Josie and Dale Pugh; four adult grandchildren, Jason, Josh, Thomas and his wife Barbara and Beth and her husband Ingo; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry J. and Kate F. Hansen; grandparents, J. W. and Lucy Eggleston; and brother Willis E. Hansen.

Visitation will be held from 12-7 p.m. at the Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home at 5400 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, Thursday, April 13. Interment at Winters Cemetery, Friday April 14 at 11 a.m., where an Eastern Star Service will be performed. A memorial service and a celebration of her life will be held the next day at 10:30 a.m. at Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger, with a reception to follow at Mrs. Pugh's Sacramento home.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 13, 2000.)

PUGH

Rhoda (Williams) Pugh

Rhoda Pugh died at her Woodland home on Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at age 76.

Born Nov. 4, 1925 in Bentley, Okla. to the late Agustus and Susie Burris (Impson) Williams, she had been a resident of Yolo County for the last 12 years.

Mrs. Pugh was a Native American and a member of the Choctaw nation of Okla. She cherished her heritage and supported the causes of the American Indians, passing her beliefs to her children and grandchildren.

According to family members, "she enjoyed spending time with her family, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, fishing, playing bingo, and passing the hours with her quilting, sewing and crocheting."

According to family members, "she was especially attached to her pet 'Lizzie the lizard' and spent many hours playing with her.

Mrs. Pugh is survived by sons Freeman Pugh, Richard Pugh and "significant other" Carol Minarik of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters Patsy Cadwell of Woodland and Brenda Fohner and husband Greg of Haskell, Okla., daughter-in-law Dianne Butler of Eugene, Ore., and sister Lillian Rogers of Oklahoma City, Okla.

She is also survived by granddaughters Angela Walker and husband Rick of Eugene. Ore., Kimberly Reyes and husband Tony of Woodland, Shari Dixon and husband Shawn of Santa Rosa, Stephanie Sanders of Woodland, Kaia Fletcher of Haskell, Okla., and Christine Pugh of Cedar Hill, Texas; great-grandchildren Anthony and Alex Reyes, Cori and Emma Walker, Logan Dixon, Bradford Hernandez, and Catherine Chinske, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Caswell O. Pugh on January 10, 1987.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second Street, Woodland.

Funeral services are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Kraft Bros. Chapel. Internment is scheduled to follow at Sutter Cemetery, 7200 Butte Ave., Sutter, with Chaplain Ron Gali officiating.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, July 08, 2002.)

PULATI

Mary Micheletti Pulati

Mary Micheletti Pulati died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2001 at the age of 87.

Born on Sept. 21, 1913, she was a lifelong resident of Sacramento and a graduate of Sacramento High School. She was an active member of the Druids, Romulus Club, American Business Women's Association and the North Sacramento Lions Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Valente Dolcini of Davis; her son Paul Pulati of Australia; her sister Helen Turnipseed of Sacramento; and two nephews, Dennis and Mark Turnipseed. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael St. John, Valente Dolcini, Dana Dolcini, Matthew Dolcini Julie Dolcini-Shumway, Roman Pulati and Sienna Pulati; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Louis Pulati, and her daughter Antoinette St. John.

She was a longtime volunteer at the American Cancer Society and requested that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made in her name to that society.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 6, 2001.)

PULLUM

Harold L. Pullum

Hal L. Pullum died peacefully at his Davis home on Sept. 20, 2004. He was 81.

He was born in Garfield, Utah, on Aug. 8, 1923. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a gunner's mate aboard the U.S.S. Alabama.

He returned to Utah after the war and went to work for the Kennecott Copper Corp. in Magna, Utah. His artistic ability led to a position as a medical illustrator for the School of Medicine at the University of Utah in 1963.

In 1967, he moved his family to Davis after being recruited by the UC Davis School of Medicine to serve as principal medical illustrator, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

After retirement, he studied hypnotherapy and earned a doctor of clinical hypnotherapy degree from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy in 1991. He went into private practice, specializing in pain management and smoking cessation. He later earned certificates in both behavioral therapy and hypnotic anesthesiology. He used is knowledge and skills to help countless people.

He will be remembered by all who knew him for his many talents, his friendship, his humor and his constant quest for knowledge and discovery.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kelly Lloyd Pullum.

He is survived by his sons, Barry Dru Pullum and Joel Shriver of Davis; his daughter, Claire Halene Draper; five granddaughters and 12 great grandchildren, all of West Valley City, Utah.

He is also survived by former wives Joyce Thomas of Davis and Celeste Wardin of Riverside.

The family wishes to acknowledge the loving support of Yolo Hospice, Rosanne Polidora, the neighbors of Braddock Court and many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Remembrances may be made in his honor to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday September 30, 2004.)

PURCIFULL

James Dixon Purcifull

James Dixon Purcifull died in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness, on Aug. 12, 2002, at age 75.

Born Aug. 23, 1926, Mr. Purcifull was a California native and former resident of Dunnigan and Zamora. He graduated from Pierce High School in Arbuckle in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy as an aviation cadet, attending Willamette College. Afterward he was sent to the Great Lakes Training School and then to Pensacola, at which point the war ended. Later he learned the tool-and-die trade and eventually formed his own manufacturing company, KP Engineering, in Hawthorne. When he retired he relocated to Las Vegas with his wife Kathy. After her death, he moved to Panaca, where he bought property and remarried and was farming the last few years with his wife Grace. According to his family members, "Jim was independent, determined, hardworking, and talented, and overcame early difficulties to achieve a fulfilling life."

Mr. Purcifull is survived by his wife, Grace Purcifull; sister, Marcia (Purcifull) Szabo of Cupertino; and brother, Dan Purcifull of Gainesville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Purcifull; and by his parents, Ernest Lee Purcifull Sr., and Virginia Purcifull.

His cremains will be scattered in Panaca and Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 14, 2002.)

PURVIS

Carlos Herman Purvis

Carlos Herman Purvis died May 20, 2006, in Davis. Born Sept. 26, 1924, in Clark County, Ala., he was 83.

A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Hunt's Foods after more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed restoring antique cars and was a member of Reliable A's.

He was preceded in death by his son, Carlos Wayne Purvis.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dora Ann; daughter, Debra Purvis of Davis; two brothers, Daniel Purvis of Mobile, Ala., and Donald Smith of Sacramento; sister, Lois Tyree of Fair Oaks; three grandsons, Carlos Purvis of Woodland, and Justin and Jeremiah Purvis of Alaska; one great-grandson of Alaska; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 25, 2006.)

PUSATERI

Nino Pusateri

Nino Pusateri, a longtime Davis resident and decorated war veteran, died Nov. 24, 2003, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 95.

Born in the Cicero neighborhood of Chicago in 1908, he was the youngest of the Sicilian Pusateri family's six boys. He attended school only until the fifth grade, because he had to help his father grow and sell vegetables -- vegetables they often traded with neighbors for meat during the Great Depression.

His childhood memories included sightings of notorious gangsters, including Al Capone, trips to St. Louis to roller-skate and always playing baseball. From early childhood until his final days, he was die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs, who last won the World Series the year he was born.

He was a printer's apprentice in a government program when World War II broke out. Having never traveled before joining the U.S. Army, he was still among the first to volunteer. His tank was among the first to go ashore at Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, a day he rarely spoke of until interview by The Enterprise in on the 50th anniversary of D-Day, in 1994.

He also endured the Battle of the Bulge, where his battalion suffered immeasurably. He aided the remnants of other units defending Bastogne, where he was captured by the German army. He escaped captivity during a forced march by falling into a ditch and pretending to be dead. He would later say the minutes lying in that ditch were the longest and scariest of his life.

After his escape, he rejoined his reconstituted unit to fight in the battle for the bridge at Remagen, which established the first Allied beachhead across the Rhine River. He was extremely proud of a photograph of him with his buddies alongside a sign that read, "Cross the Rhine with Dry Feet, Courtesy of the 9th Armor Division." He was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart.

He met his future wife Angeline, a Red Cross social worker, in 1943, when she helped him return from the war after the death of his mother. Through letters and telegraph, the social worker and soldier kept in touch.

In December 1944, after his escape from captivity, he was interviewed by a Chicago Tribune reporter. Asked if he had any messages for people back home, he described a special young lady named Angeline DeSylvester and said he hoped she would say "yes" to his question. Her co-workers, a copy of the newspaper in hand, announced the news to her. Ten days after he came home for good, they were married.

The couple moved to Davis in 1952 to be near Angeline's sister, Emily, and her husband, Paul, a UC Davis professor. Pusateri attended Aggie games as religiously as he attended St. James Catholic Church, where he was an usher for 29 years.

A printer for the UCD reprographics department for 26 years, he could often be found bartering at the Davis Farmers' Market, riding his tricycle around town or mowing immaculate lawns. He made sandwich making an art form. His family said he will be remembered most for his infectious smile and for his ever-present greeting, "Hey, buddy!"

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Angeline Pusateri of Woodland, his daughter, Angela P. Cone of Rocklin, and his grandsons, Corey A. Jeffries of Porterville and David D. Jeffries of Washington, D.C.

A funeral Mass and memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in the name of the deceased be made to St. James Catholic Church.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, December 2, 2003.)

PUTNAM

Geraldine "Gerry" Mae Putnam

Geraldine "Gerry" Mae Putnam, a 40-year resident of Woodland, died Oct. 24, 2002, at the Sierra Convalescent Hospital in Davis, after a long struggle against breast cancer. Born Geraldine Mae Clark in Alliance, Neb., on May 1, 1918, she was 84.

She was a 1936 graduate of North Platte High School, Nebraska. During the Great Depression, she worked her way through one year at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and she returned late in life to college and received an associate of arts degree from Woodland Community College.

She met and married her husband John in Manhattan, Kan., while volunteering for the USO in 1941. She came to California with her infant daughter Jean as her husband was being shipped to the Pacific Theater of World War II.

She was a longtime and very active member of the American Lutheran Church in Woodland. She served for many years as a choir member and took an active part in the women's circle.

She was a homemaker, seamstress and teacher of home economics at Palma High School in Salinas. She made the wedding dresses for her daughters, Vicky and Kate, and for her granddaughter, Jeannie Lynn. She also made many of the Lutheran church's vestments and liturgical robes.

She volunteered as a craft project coordinator at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland and won several first prizes at the Yolo County Fair for her efforts.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Ervin Putnam; daughter, Gerry Lea Davis; son, Robert Dee Putnam; and brothers, William Edward "Ted" Clark and David Henry Clark.

She is survived by her three daughters, N. Jean Canary and her husband Robert of Davis, Katherine A. "Kate" Coleman and her husband M. Lawrence of Watkinsville, Ga.; and Vicky P. Fletcher and her husband Milton of Woodland; and six grandchildren, Jeffrey B. Davis, Jeannie Lynn Watson, John E. Pankratz, Eric J. Tillman, Jared O. Dawson and Connor P. Dawson.

She is also survived by three sisters, Wilma Ruth Preston and her husband Stan of San Antonio, Texas, Marianne Ridder of Callaway, Neb., and Catherine L. Sawyer and her husband Lowell; and two sisters-in-law, Madge Clark of Roanoke, Va., and Janet Clark of Salinas.

The memorial service will be Friday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Woodland. Lunch will follow in the parish hall. She will be interred at a family ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at Monument Hill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in her memory to either the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland, or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 29, 2002.)

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