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Daniel D. Qalivutu

Daniel Qalivutu died July 9, 2004, at Sutter Roseville Hospital. He was 51.

Born on Nov. 12, 1952, in the Fiji Islands to Sairusi and Asenaca Qalivutu, he grew up in Fiji, where he attended and graduated from high school and college. He was worked for the past year as a counselor for a group home. He has been a resident of Davis for the past six years, where he was a member of the Davis Christian Assembly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

He is survived by his wife, Vasemaca Qalivutu of Davis; children, Joy Qalivutu of Fiji, and Dima, Joe and Mabel Qalivutu, all of Davis; one grandson; and four sisters, Seruvvaia Qalivutu, Adi Marica Talemaitoga and Litiana Kata, all of Fiji, and Temalesi Saukuru of Seattle.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Davis Christian Assembly, 3030 Sycamore Lane in Davis. Visitation will be held Friday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Burial will follow Saturday's service at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 16, 2004.)


Betsy Quinlan

Betsy Quinlan died on Dec. 11, 2002, at Courtyard Health Care Center in Davis. Born on March 9, 1931, in Winona, Minn., she was 71 years old.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant for more than 45 years. She worked for many years at Driftwood Convalescent in Davis (now known as Courtyard Health Care Center). She was a Davis resident for the past 26 years.

Her husband, James Quinlan, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Patrick Quinlan of Davis, Diana M. Quinlan of Davis, James T. Quinlan of Goleta and Mary C. Franzese of Phoenix; four grandchildren, Jamie Quinlan of Davis, Patrick J. Quinlan of Sacramento, Michael W. Farrell Jr. of Davis and Michelle L. Farrell of Davis; and her brothers and sisters, Everett Neitzke of Whittier, Roger Neitzke of Virginia, Fay Anderson of Salem, Ore., and Mary Lou Schlappi of Whittier.

A memorial service will be Monday. For more information, call (916) 799-2491.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 16, 2002.)


Martin Thomas "Skip" Quinlan

Martin Thomas "Skip" Quinlan died after a lengthy illness in Citrus Heights Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at age 70.

Born Jan. 18, 1932, in Huntington, W.V., Mr. Quinlan had been a Yolo County resident for about 31-years. He was the son of the late John and Margaret (Nilan) Quinlan.

Mr. Quinlan joined the U.S. Navy in 1949 and attended U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey. In 1950, he met Mary Welcome of Salinas at the Monterey roller-skating rink and they were married May 3, 1952. In 1953 he began working as a draftsman, part-time, at Spreckels Sugar Company. In 1958 he graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in industrial engineering. His 38-year executive career with Spreckels took the family from Salinas to Manteca, Mendota, Woodland and San Francisco. In 1974 Mr. Quinlan was appointed plant manager at Woodland's Spreckels plant, where he remained employed until his retirement in 1992.

Active in the Woodland community for more than 38 years, his service included leadership in the chamber of commerce, having served as president in 1979 and director for many years. Over the years he received several awards including: Distinguished Member Service Award, 1974; Member of the Year, 1976; Agri-Business Person of the Year 1989; and Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award in Recognition and Appreciation of Dedicated Support of Yolo County Fair. He was honored to be one of the first recipients of City Council Community Service Award, presented in 1989. He was a member of Woodland Host Lions Club, having served as president in 1975. He served on the United Way board for six years and as president in 1981. His service to Yolo County included: Yolo-Solano Air Pollution District Formation Committee; foreman of the 1987-88 Yolo County grand jury; Yolo County Historical Society; and Yolo County Fair Committee.

Fulfilling a childhood dream, Mr. Quinlan served as a volunteer firefighter with Springlake Fire Department, having held the rank of Captain and having served as president. He volunteered at Woodland Opera House and was instrumental in raising funds for its renovation. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, while being active as a lector and participating in many fund raising efforts including Holy Rosary school board and the local Knight of Columbus.

Following his retirement in 1992, he and his wife enjoyed travel in their motor home, while spending winters in Arizona. Though they relocated to Sun City Roseville in 1996, Mr. Quinlan continued his involvement in the Woodland community, devoting his time weekly to Yolo County Historical Museum, serving on its board of directors, and chairing the annual May Festival. He was recently honored by the museum board and its volunteers for his contributions. May 3, 2002, the Quinlans celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, with family and friends, at R.H. Phillips Winery.

According to his family, "Mr. Quinlan was known to his friends as someone they could count on any time. From his helping hand to the community, to the church, to his neighbors and friends, he was always ready with a smile and his toolbox. He enjoyed golf, fishing, travel and spending time with his family and friends."

Mr. Quinlan is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary (Welcome) Quinlan of Roseville; daughter, Joanie Quinlan of Woodland; sons, John Quinlan and wife Andrea of Citrus Heights, Joseph Quinlan and fiancé Maya Nagnatanilla of Antioch, and Gerald Quinlan and wife Donni of Rancho Murieta; grandchildren, Julia and Gina Quinlan of Antioch, Breanna and Garrett Quinlan of Woodland, Bailey Quinlan and A.J. Fox of Rancho Murieta, Melisa Quinlan and Brandon and Louis Dobson of Citrus Heights.

Also surviving is his sister, Ann Garth and husband William of Radford, Va.; and brother, John Quinlan and wife Josefina of Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. Quinlan was preceded in death by his niece, Virginia Garth.

The vigil rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, at McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

The funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Holy Rosary Church, corner of Walnut and Court streets, Woodland, with interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to: Skip Quinlan Community Service Scholarship Fund, c/o First Northern Bank, 11 W. Court St., Woodland, 95695.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, July 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Quilan is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


Mary Elizabeth (Welcome) Quinlan

Mary Elizabeth (Welcome) Quinlan died Thursday, April 28, 2005 at her home in Rancho Murieta at age 72. She was born May 2, 1932 in Salinas to William H. and Marie R. (Heinzen) Welcome. Mary grew up in Salinas, attending Sacred Heart School and Salinas High School and graduated both high school and beauty school in 1950. That same year she met Martin "Skip" Quinlan, who was stationed at the Monterey Naval Post Graduate School. They were married May 3, 1952 in Salinas. Skip's career took the family to various communities throughout Northern California. During their 38 years in Woodland, Mary was active in Holy Rosary Church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and enjoyed playing bridge regularly. In 1977, Mary attended Yuba College and earned her nursing degree. It was Mary's lifelong desire to be a nurse, and she enjoyed 15 years as an L.V.N. working at the Woodland Clinic. Upon retirement, Mary and Skip traveled extensively in their motor home, and eventually moved to Sun City in Roseville, where they enjoyed their senior community activities. In 2003, Mary moved to Rancho Murieta and very much enjoyed her lovely home and community of friends there. Mary had a deep faith in our Lord and an abiding devotion to the Blessed Mother, and she proudly shared that faith with her children, extended family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and playing the organ. Her bright smile and warm heart will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Martin "Skip" Quinlan; her parents, Marie and William Welcome; her sister, Veronica Penfold and her brother, William Welcome.

She is survived by her children, Joanie Quinlan of Woodland, John Quinlan and his wife Andrea of Citrus Heights, Joseph Quinlan and his wife Maya of Mina Saud, Kuwait, Gerald Quinlan and his wife Donni of Rancho Murieta; her grandchildren, Julia and Gina Quinlan of Antioch, Andrew and Natalya Quinlan of Mina Saud, Kuwait, Breanna and Garrett Quinlan of Woodland, Bailey Quinlan and A.J. Fox of Rancho Murieta, Melisa Quinlan and Brandon and Louis Dobson of Citrus Heights.

Also surviving is her twin sister, Rosemarie Candau and her husband Bob of Santa Cruz; her brother, Joseph Welcome and his wife Marlene of Salinas and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, Friday, May 6 with the vigil rosary immediately following at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass is scheduled to be celebrated Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 4524 Garfield Ave., Carmichael. Burial will be immediately following at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 04, 2005.)


Lupita Quintero

Lupita Quintero died at birth at Sutter Davis Hospital on Sept. 11, 2004.

She is survived by her mother, Maria Ruelas of Woodland; brother, Alejandro Magana; grandparents, Salvador and Amparo Ruelas; uncles, Roberto, Salvador Jr., Antonio and Eduardo Ruelas; and aunts, Anna, Judith, Lillia and Patricia Ruelas, all of Woodland.

A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 16, 2004.)


Filemon Quirarte

Filemon Quirarte died at Sutter Hospital in Davis, Wednesday, Oct. 27 at age 65.

Mr. Quirarte was born Nov. 22, 1938 in Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico. He had been a Yolo County resident for 29 years. He was a retired farm worker.

Survivors include Mr. Quirarte's wife of 38 years, Raquel Quirarte of Dunnigan; his daughters, Maria Rosaura Quirarte-Perez and her husband Joel Perez of Marlborough, Mass., Trinidad Perez and her husband Jose of Woodland, Raquel Quirarte-Guzman and her husband Oscar Guzman of Sacramento; his sons, Salvador Quirarte and his wife Marta of Coalinga, Juan Carlos Quirarte and his wife Rosa of Sacramento and Eduardo Quirarte and his wife Ivette of Woodland; his granddaughters, Lizzette, Raquel Moniq and Amaya Inez Quirarte, Lyana, Karyna and Brianna Esperanza Perez and Lizett Carla Sanchez and his grandsons, Salvador Amiel Quirarte, Andrez Enrique Quirarte-Guzman, and Victor Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvador and Maria Trinidad Uribe Quirarte.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Quirarte's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A rosary will be recited 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Holy Rosary Church. Interment is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 29, 2004.)

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