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SABBADINI

Alex Sabbadini

Alex Sabbadini died Aug. 4, 2004, in Davis.

He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Rome, Italy. A veteran of the European theater in World War II, he received a Purple Heart.

He was a professional fine arts appraiser and auctioneer in Sacramento for 46 years, and served as international president of the American Society of Appraisers and achieved status as a Fellow.

During his years as a prominent Sacramento businessman, he devoted countless hours to community service. He used his fine arts appraisal and auctioneering skills to volunteer for the annual KVIE fund-raising auction, various Crocker Art Gallery events, McGeorge School of Law, American Cancer Society and many other organizations.

Sabbadini was a board member of the Sacramento Symphony Association and the Sacramento Opera Guild. He served the Boy Scouts of America and the Big Brothers and Sisters. He was the recipient of Sacramento's PTA Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was a cancer survivor and volunteered his time to the Sacramento Ostomy Society by counseling other cancer patients in adjusting to normal life.

He made Davis his home for the past eight years at Covell Gardens and Sierra Health Care. He was known for his charm, sense of humor and genuine love for family, friends and country.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine Judy Dreyfus, in 1977.

He is survived by his sons, Roger of San Diego and Steve of Woodland; daughters-in-law, Gail and Nancy; grandchildren, Amy Scott, Alex, Camille and Nick; and sisters, Emilia and Fernanda of Rome.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the exceptional staff at Sierra Health Care for their compassionate professionalism.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis.

Remembrances in his name may be made to Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 7, 2004.)

SACHS

Ernie H. Sachs

Ernest ''Ernie'' H. Sachs died June 27, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 19, 1914, in Minneapolis, he was 85.

He worked in personnel management for Minneapolis Moline Equipment for 35 years. His marriage of 30 years to Ida Pearl ended in 1969 when she died. He was a generous and caring father to his two daughters, Pamela, now living in Davis, and Donna, who died in 1980.

Twenty four years ago he married Barbara Izatt. Until recently, they lived and farmed her land in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Because of his and his wife's failing health, he came to live with his family in Davis this past March.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of Missouri; his daughter Pam Carlson and her husband Jim and grandchildren Matthew, Samuel and Emily of Davis; and his nieces, Gretchen Sachs Anderson and Bobbie Sachs Whiteaker and their families; as well as other relatives and friends in Minnesota.

A private service will be held Wednesday at Davis Community Church. He will be buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Minnesota.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 2, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SACKETT

Harry Sackett

Harry Sackett died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, following a brief illness, at age 88.

Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Winters, Mr. Sackett came to Lodi in 1950. He married Dorothy Chamberlin in 1936. He was a district manager for Union Ice Co. and retired in 1979 after 46 years of service.

Mr. Sackett was a member of the Lodi Rotary Club for 52 years, retired in 1979 after 46 years of service. He was a member of the Lodi Rotary Club for 52 years and served as secretary for 10 years, in addition he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a longtime member of the Elks Lodge No. 1900 of Lodi. According to his family members "his pastimes included swimming and walking."

He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Sackett of Santa Rosa; son, Cedric Sackett of Lodi; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sackett was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sackett, in 1997; and brother, Buel Sackett.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, at Gierhart-Wells & Donahue Funeral Home, with clergy from St. Anne's Catholic Church officiating. Committal will be private at Cherokee Memorial Park. There will be no visitation.

The family requests memorials be directed to Lodi Rotary Club; Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 821, Lodi, 95241; or to the charity of the donor's choice, in his behalf.

Gierhart-Wells & Donahue Funeral Home, Inc. of Lodi is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 25, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

SADANAGA

Kiyoshi Sadanaga

Kiyoshi Sadanaga died Aug. 29, 2004, at his Davis home. He was 84.

Born Feb. 6, 1920, in Onomea, Hawaii, he was raised in a small sugar cane plantation community.

During World War II, he served in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion as part of the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He saw action in Italy, France and Germany.

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in plant genetics from Iowa State University. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 28 years, teaching and conducting research at Iowa State until his retirement in 1983.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lourdes; son, Albert of San Luis Obispo; daughter, Mary of Bristol, Conn.; sister, Akiyo Kitagawa of Oahu, Hawaii; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Takase of Oahu, Hawaii, Asako Sadanaga of Oahu, Hawaii, Priscilla Sadanaga of Oahu, Hawaii, Ayano Sadanaga of Hawaii, Shizuno Sadanaga of Hawaii, Hilario Tuazon and his wife Norma of Davis, Victor Tuazon and his wife Caridad of Manilla, Phillipines, Jesus Tuazon of Anaheim, Antonio Tuazon and his wife Leticia of Quezom, Phillipines, and Angelita Tuazon of Des Moines, Iowa. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

After a private cremation, his ashes will be inurned Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. A prayer service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. James Church, 200 W. 14th St., Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, September 4, 2004.)

SADLER

Essie W. Sadler

Essie Sadler passed away on Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, after a short illness. Born Aug. 21, 1906, she was 92 years old.

Essie was a resident of Winters for 24 years, before moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina, 4 ½ years ago. She was a resident of Vallejo for 40 years, prior to living in Winters. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years, and helped to build the church in Vallejo. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Silver Star #3. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

Essie is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Ava C. and Lecil Treat of Travis Air Force base, and Vickie and David Barbosa of Winters; sons and their spouses, John and Tensia Sadler, and Charles and Anita Sadler, all of Fayetteville, North Carolina; brother, Lonzo Wagers of Lawton, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, June 10, from 3-7 p.m., at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive in Vallejo. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11, at 2 p.m., also at Skyview Funeral Chapel. Jim Mendenhall, from the Church of Christ in Vallejo, will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Lawn in Vallejo.

Memorial contributions, in Essie’s name, may be made to Sierra Children’s Home, 5063 Midway road, Vacaville, CA 95688.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, June 10, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

SAECHAO

Naitziu Saechao

Naitziu Saechao died at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento on March 28, 2006. She was 80.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Woodland Family Worship Center, 386 West Beamer Street in Woodland, with graveside services to follow at 11 a.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland.

A native of Laos, she was born on June 6, 1925, to Chiem and Fahm (Fahm) Saechao and came to the United States in 1981. She was a Sacramento resident for the past year. From a very young age, she worked in agriculture for more than 46 years.

She is survived by her daughter Ian Saelee and her husband Luang of Sacramento; sons Yao Chong and wife Lai of Sacramento, and John Lee and wife Kathy of Waterford; niece Chang Saelee of Woodland, as well as 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Chiem Saelee and a son, Ou Saelee.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, April 2, 2006.)

SAFREED

Edward Duane "Eddy" Safreed

Edward Duane "Eddy" Safreed passed away on Nov. 29, 2004, at his home in Winters, following a short, courageous fight with ALS.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1953, on Mare Island, Vallejo, to Willis and Margrith (Hillman) Slayton.

He married Bette Kingsbury on his 35th birthday in 1988. He graduated from Mission Bay High School in San Diego in 1973. He first came to Winters when he was 15 years old to work in the apricot orchards. While here, he made many friends, so it became home to him again after high school and he resided in Winters for over 30 years.

Eddy was employed by Vacaville Sanitation and Flood Control District as a CWEA Certified Collection Systems Tech, II. Eddy was a member of the Descendents of the Mayflower Society, Rainier Valley Washington Historical Society, Yolo Sportsway, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wilderness Unlimited and Vallejo Elks Lodge.

Eddy enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing and both snow and water skiing. He loved get-togethers with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Bette, of Winters; adopted daughter Melinda Hernandez, of Vacaville; stepsons Travis Swol, of Roseville, and Aaron Swol, of Minnesota; also by his grandchildren, Dustin, Trevor and Esmeralda. He is also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss his company.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie; his father, Willis; his stepfather, George Safreed; brother Charles Safreed; grandparents Amy and Charles Safreed and Helen and Clarence Hillman, Jr.; also by a nephew, Logan Safreed. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Winters Cemetery, at noon. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.

Contributions may be made in his name to the ALS Society, Sacramento Chapter, or the charity of the donor's choice. Visit the website at www.Davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 2, 2004.)

SALAIZ

Frank Alvarado Salaiz

Frank Alvarado Salaiz died unexpectedly in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, March 21, 2004, at age 62.

Born Sept. 11, 1941, in Auburn, he had been a Yolo county resident for the past 40 years. He grew up in Colfax, attending area elementary schools before moving to Yolo County. He was a 1959 graduate of Colusa County's Pierce High School, and attended Yuba College prior to entering UC Berkeley. He was employed as a teacher in bilingual education and served as a dispatcher for Yuba College Police.

Mr. Salaiz is survived by his daughters, Sharon Salaiz, Connie Roach and husband Steve of Yelm, Wash; grandchildren, Jonathan and Christopher Holden of Woodland, and Mehgan Hockman of Yelm, Wash. Also surviving are his sisters, Pat Frazier of Dunnigan, Betty Peņa of Mesa, Ariz., and Jeanette Roberts of Rocklin; brothers, Max Salaiz of Auburn, Joe Salaiz of Colton, Jess Salaiz of San Diego, Simon Monroy of Montebello, and Carl Monroy of Sacramento; numerous nieces and nephews; and family friend, Jerry Holden. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Salaiz, in 1968; mother, Mary Salaiz, in 1996; and brother, Ben Monroy, in 1993.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2004, in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland, with Father John Boll and Reverend Randy Vaughan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 24, 2004.)

SALAS

Maria Luz (Martinez) Salas

Maria Luz (Martinez) Salas died in Woodland Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at age 76.

Born Nov. 27, 1926, in Sahuaripa, Sonora, Mexico, Mrs. Salas had been a Yolo County resident for 38 years. She was a homemaker all her life.

Survivors include her sons, Oscar Salas and wife Rachel of Natomas, Cesar Salas of Woodland; daughter, Diana S. Lopez and husband Jose of Woodland; sister, Estella M. Coronado of Sonora, Mexico; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years in 2002.

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

Services: Vigil at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland. A Funeral mass at noon Friday, Jan. 24, also at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 23, 2003.)

SALAS

Rose Salas

Rose Salas died following a courageous fight with lung cancer Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at age 82.

Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Leesburg, N.M., Mrs. Salas was the daughter of the late Augustina and Reyes Garcia. She was a long time resident of Yolo County, living in Davis 1940 to 1970, and was a resident of Woodland. She spent most of her married life at home, taking care of her children. Later on she became bookkeeper for her husband's business before his death; she then went to work for Woodland Memorial Hospital until her retirement.

Survivors include her daughters, Ramona and husband Dale Lowry of Davis, Ernestine and husband Hector Salinas and Alberta Villanueva of Sacramento; sons, David and wife Lucia Salas of Yolo and Marshall and wife Cecile Salas of Pennsylvania; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Salas; children, Ramon, Mary Ellen and Cecilia Salas; and grandsons, Michael and Vincent Salas.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice; or the American Cancer Society.

Service: Friends are invited to attend the Vigil service to be held at 6 p.m. today Thursday, July 8, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland. A funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland. Burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 8, 2004.)

SALAZAR

Ruben V. Salazar

Ruben V. Salazar died Friday, Jan. 24, at his home in Woodland, at age 73.

Born in Azuza, June 1, 1929, Mr. Salazar, was a resident of Yolo County for 15 years and worked as a machinist for 30 years for Sierra Lumber Company.

He is survived by his wife Carmen E. Salazar of Woodland.

Services: A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Holy Rosary Church on Walnut Street, in Woodland. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland, with burial at St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Woodland, following the mass.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Jan 26, 2003.)

SALAZAR

Salvador 'Sal' Monreal Salazar

Salvador "Sal" Monreal Salazar died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at age 63.

Born Sept. 11, 1938, in San Jose, Mr. Salazar was the son of the late Jesus and Frances Salazar. He worked as a farm laborer around Dixon and Woodland area many years ago. He also worked as a gardener/landscaper for Valley Gardens when they were in business. Before his illness he was last employed by Sizzler Restaurant. According to his family members, "he enjoyed gardening, country music and dancing at the old "Past Time Club" with his wife. He also loved to make salsa for the family."

Mr. Salazar is survived by his wife of 24 years, Toni Salazar; stepchildren, Mike Heath and wife Karen, Diana Bueno and husband Al, Mark Heath and wife Patty, all of Woodland and Gaylene Heath of Sacramento; mother-in-law, Antonia Mendoza of Woodland; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Barrios of Woodland, Ramon Mendoza and wife Rosalie of Temecula, and Mike Mena and wife Shirley of El Cajon; and sister-in-law, Ysabel Flores and husband Frank, all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews and great-nephews.

Mr. Salazar was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Salazar.

Friends are invited to attend the memorial service from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Summertree Apartments, 601 Community Lane in the club house.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, April 05, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

SALDAŅA

Jose Martinez Saldaņa

Jose Martinez Saldaņa passed away on Nov. 14, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 16, 1930, in Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, he was 73 years old.

Mr. Saldaņa who was retired for many years, was a member of Club Iberico de Espaņa. He loved all animals, especially birds; enjoyed walking, doing Spanish crossword puzzles that were sent to him by a friend from Spain, going to yard sales, watching Spanish television programs and especially playing dominoes and spending time with his wife, Janice Juanita Martinez, who took care of him for many years with the help of Yolo Hospice.

Jose was very proud of being an American resident, since moving to the area with his wife in 2000. He always held his homeland of Spain close to his heart also.

Jose had married for the first time at the age of 65 years old to his wife, Janice. He is also survived by his stepsons, Vincent Arovala, of San Francisco, Steven Derby, of Stockton and Michael Derby and his step daughter-in-law Autumn Derby, of Harriman, New York; also by his brother-in-law Harold Pasour; nieces Helena Lassiter and her husband Jerry Lassiter, Brandy and Cale Lassiter, Marie Graham and great niece, Madison Graham, all of Dallas and North Carolina and many friends in Zaragoza, Spain.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, in Vacaville. Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville.

Contributions are preferred to Yolo Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

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

SALDANA

Vicente "Vince" Gabriel Saldana

Vicente "Vince" Gabriel Saldana died in Woodland on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the age of 16, due to an automobile accident.

Born in Woodland on Oct. 30, 1987, he attended local schools, and was a senior at Woodland High School. He is survived by his mother, Teofila Salazar; a sister, Roxanne Saldana; brothers Brian Saldana, and Michael, Frankie, Louie, Mark and Gary Salazar; and his aunt, Julie Salas all of Woodland.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8, at Freeman Park, from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Davis Christian Assembly, located at 3030 Sycamore Lane in Davis. Officiating will be Pastor John O'Hara, with interment to follow services at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vicente Saldana Memorial Fund c/o Bank of the West, 186 Main Street in Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 10, 2004.)

SALISBURY

James A. Salisbury (1st of 2 obits.)

Age 83. Born Brown City, Mich., Oct. 24, 1921. Died at home surrounded by his loving family, Sept. 12, 2005 at El Macero.

Jim attended Michigan State University under the GI Bill majoring in agriculture. Served in the U.S. Army, 1939 to 1945 as Medical Staff Sergeant, 5th Army, ETO. Retired from State of California Department of Agriculture with 35 years service.

Belonged to just about every Masonic organization that exists. Blue Lodge affiliations include North Branch Lodge No. 312, North Branch, Mich.; Past Master Woodland Lodge No. 81; member Athens-Silveyville Lodge No. 201. Member Scottish Rite and Ben Ali Temple. Member York Rite Bodies: Royal Arch Chapters Washington No. 13, Past High Priest Woodland No. 46. Councils No. 1, Marysville No. 3 and No. 29. Past Commander Marysville No. 7, 2003 and 2004, member No. 38. St. Philip Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. Member Golden Valley Chapter OES No. 60. Past President Yolo Shrine Club, Member Western Sacramento Valley Shrine Club, Ben Ali Bedouins RV Club and member Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 19.

Survived by Ellen, loving wife of 45 years; son, Richard York Salisbury (Judy); grandchildren, Brian York Salisbury (Kendal), Lori Salisbury Lundberg (Ken), Cindy Tien Boothby (Rod); and daughter-in-law, Celia Barnes.

Masonic service 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Athens-Silveyville Lodge, 1655 DaVinci Court, Davis. Remembrances to Ben Ali Shrine, Scottish Rite Aphasia Clinic or charity of your choice.

Words cannot express the love family and friends had for Jim. We will miss his presence among us. Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 16, 2005.)

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James A. Salisbury (2nd of 2 obits.)

James A. Salisbury died at his home in El Macero Monday, Sept. 12 at age 83.

Mr. Salisbury was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Brown City, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945 as medical staff sergeant with the Fifth Army in the European Theater. He attended Michigan State University under the GI Bill majoring in agriculture. He was retired from State of California Department of Agriculture with 35 years service. He belonged to several Masonic organizations. Blue Lodge affiliations include North Branch Lodge No. 312, North Branch, Mich.; Past Master Woodland Lodge No. 81; member Athens-Silveyville Lodge No. 201. Member Scottish Rite and Ben Ali Temple. Member York Rite Bodies: Royal Arch Chapters Washington No. 13, Past High Priest Woodland No. 46. Councils No. 1, Marysville No. 3 and No. 29. Past Commander Marysville No. 7, 2003 and 2004, member No. 38. St. Philip Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. Member Golden Valley Chapter OES No. 60. Past President Yolo Shrine Club, Member Western Sacramento Valley Shrine Club, Ben Ali Bedouins RV Club and member Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 19.

Survivor include Mr. Salisbury's wife of 45 years, Ellen; his son, Richard York Salisbury and his wife Judy; his grandchildren, Brian York Salisbury and his wife Kendal, Lori Salisbury Lundberg and her husband Ken, Cindy Tien Boothby and her husband Rod; and his daughter-in-law, Celia Barnes.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Salisbury's name be directed to Ben Ali Shrine, Scottish Rite Aphasia Clinic or charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A Masonic service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Athens-Silveyville Lodge, 1655 DaVinci Court, Davis. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 18, 2005.)

SALLEE

Marion Jackson "Jack" Sallee

Marion Jackson "Jack" Sallee passed away peacefully at his Marshfield, Missouri home on March 19, 2004. Born on April 13, 1935 in Marshfield, to William "Bill Jack" and Jessie Jewel (Richardson) Sallee, he was 68 years old.

He was united in marriage to Virginia "Gin" Roberts on Dec. 2, 1961 and to this union one daughter was born.

Mr. Sallee was a resident of Winters for over 30 years and a plumber by trade. He retired from Civil Service at Travis Air Force Base and ran his own plumbing business for many years. In 1999 he and his wife moved to Marshfield to be near their daughter and her family.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter Patricia Lynn Raines and her husband Carson; six grandchildren Andrew Philip Burdick, Aaron Christopher Burdick, Scott Patrick Burdick, Brandon Alexander Raines, Paul Travis Sallee Burdick and Jennifer Lynn Raines, all of Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 24, in Mount Sinai Cemetery, with Reverend Jack Day officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the ALS Foundation for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 25, 2004, (Yolo County).)

SALMON

Nancy Lucille Salmon

Nancy Lucille Salmon, 75, died March 1, 2000 of a heart attack while on a walk in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Salmon was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Napa, to Roland Prose McKenzie and Lucille Cooper Wolfskill McKenzie. She was a Winters High School graduate. She married Wilmer "Ras" Harrison Salmon in St. Helena, on July 20, 1946. She lived in various locations from Illinois to Hawaii with her husband, who was employed by the National Park Service. She enjoyed morning walks, golf and most of all, duplicate bridge.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law David (Mike) and VerJoyce Salmon of Rancho Cordova; Tim Salmon and Lynan Baghott of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Don Peery of Redding; five grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law jack and Billie McKenzie of Napa; Bruce and Alice McKenzie of Woodland and Richard McKenzie of Sparks, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, stepfather, Jack Swenson, and two brothers, Rolan and Bill.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at 408 Colfax Avenue, in Grass Valley. Burial services will be held Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Monticello Cemetery, Loop Road, Spanish Flats.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 16, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

SALYARD

Ann Biddle Barriger Salyard

Ann Biddle Barriger Salyard died at her home in Haverford, Pa. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at age 74.

Mrs. Salyard was born Sept. 5, 1930 in Montclair, N.J. to Elizabeth Thatcher Barriger and John Walker Barriger IV. She graduated from Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. in 1952. In 1953 she graduated with a degree in secondary education from the Graduate College in Winnetka, Ill. and later earned her master's and doctorate's degrees in social-psychological development of college students at UCLA. She taught at high schools in Michigan and Illinois and later worked for UCLA. Mrs. Salyard then worked as an educational counselor and consultant in Haverford, Pa., as assistant professor at Widner University, Chester, Pa. and assistant director at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Survivors include Mrs. Salyard's children, Robert Russel Salyard Jr. of Woodland, Lann Woehrle and Molly Salyard, both of Haverford, Pa., Lisa Brussel of Boulder, Colo. and her grandchildren, Alex, Sofie and Sven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Russel Salyard and her sister, Betty Barriger.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Salyard's name be directed to PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2221 Rosecrans, Suite 131, El Segundo, 90245.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at St. John's Vianney Church, Gladwine, Pa. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, also at St. John's. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Villanova, Pa. McConaghy Funeral Home of Ardmore is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 30, 2004.)

SALYARD

Robert R. Salyard

Robert R. Salyard of Haverford, Pa., died unexpectedly of cardiac arrhythmia in New York on Dec. 14, 2000. He was 74.

A native of York, Neb., he graduated from York High School and joined the U.S. Navy V-12 program, serving as battalion commander of the ROTC unit at Northwestern University. He was commissioned upon graduation and served as communications officer on two U.S. destroyers assigned to mine sweeping off the coast of Italy, the former Yugoslavia and Greece. He received the Navy Cross for rescuing a drowning sailor off the coast of Patras, Greece.

Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, Salyard earned an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. During his long and distinguished business career of more than 50 years, he served as president and chief executive officer or chief operating officer of five industrial companies: American Cement Corp. (NYSE), AVC (AMEX), Financial Corporation of Arizona (Nasdaq), Builders Design Inc. (Nasdaq) and Sonobond Ultrasonics (private).

In 1989, Salyard founded Salyard Management Co., which provided management and operations consulting services to company officers and boards of directors nationwide. He also served as a director of Spencer Trask Securities and Spencer Trask Holdings Inc. of New York.

In addition to his love of the business world, Salyard had a love for current events, astronomy and especially his family. He regularly attended the sporting events, arts recitals and Scouting activities of his children.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Barriger Salyard of Haverford; three daughters, Lann Salyard Woehrle of Haverford, Lisa Salyard Brussell of Boulder, Colo., and Molly Roberts Salyard of Haverford; a son, Robert Russel Salyard Jr. of Woodland; and two grandchildren, Alex and Sophie Brussell of Boulder.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church in Gladwyne, Pa., where relatives and friends are invited to call after 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Robert R. Salyard Memorial Fund, c/o the Barriger National Railroad Library, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, December 19, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SAMPLES

Charlene L. (Higby) Samples

Charlene L. (Higby) Samples of Patterson died Thursday, Jan. 12 at Turlock Emmanuel Medical Center at age 68.

Mrs. Samples was born Feb. 15, 1937 in Chicago. She had been a Yolo Country resident for 35 years. She attended school in Livermore. In Woodland, she worked as a nurse at Woodland Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Samples' children, Donald Lee Samples Jr. of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Dennis Clyde Samples and his wife Patty of Severy, Kan., Cheryl Jean Jacobson and her husband Jake of Patterson and Carene Lin Brandrup and her husband Monte of Manteca; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Lloyd Higby and his wife Jean of Manteca. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Donald Samples Sr.

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

Services: An open house memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the home of Carene and Monte Brandrup. For more information please call P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home at (209) 239-1242. Inurnment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 20, 2006.)

SAMUELS

Henry E. Samuels

Henry Edward Samuels Passes away in St. Helena

Henry Edward Samuels, 88, died December 6 at his residence in St. Helena after a short illness.

Mr. Samuels was born Sept. 10, 1895, in Monticello and was raised there. He went to school on Blue Mountain and joined the U.S. Army in 1917. He served in the 23rd Engineers, primarily in France, and after the war served in the Occupational Forces in France. He was discharged in 1919 and returned to Monticello.

He married in Napa July 20, 1920, and continued to reside in Monticello and on a ranch in the valley. In 1955, the family moved to St. Helena and he retired at that time.

He was a member of the Veterans of World War I, American Legion Post 199 of Napa, a former member of the Napa County Agricultural Board, a former member of the Monticello Cemetery Association and a member of the Berryessa Old Timers.

Mr. Samuels is survived by his wife, Letha, of St. Helena; two daughters, Florence Mathison of Napa and Barbara White of Pope Valley; a brother, Alvin of Vacaville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on December 9, in the chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, with the Rev. William McCord and members of the Veterans of World War I officiating. Interment took place at Monticello Cemetery at Spanish Flat.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 15, 1983.)

SAN BUENAVENTURA

Steffi San Buenaventura

Asian American studies faculty, staff and students at UC Davis mourn the loss of Professor Steffi San Buenaventura.

A distinguished historian and professor of Filipino American history in Asian American studies at UCD, she died peacefully at her home in Davis on Nov. 22, 2002, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer.

She arrived at UCD from UC Riverside in November 1999. She was a beloved teacher and mentor to her many students at Davis and an active scholar, colleague and friend to the faculty and staff who worked with her.

She was born on Aug. 7,1941, and raised in Manila, Philippines. She attended Maryknoll College and graduated with a degree in English literature and a minor in journalism.

She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and did her graduate work at the University of the Philippines in Metro Manila, Philippines. She received a Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in 1990.

She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA in 1991. She then taught at UC Irvine and at UC Riverside, where she was appointed as faculty in ethnic studies. She came to UCD as an associate professor in Asian American studies in 1999.

Her research interests were in American ethnicity, immigration history, race relations, social movements, religion, Asian American studies (emphasis on Filipino American history), Asian diaspora and Philippine-U.S. relations. She added a richness and distinction to UCD's program curriculum through her committee work and courses that students have long waited for: Asian American history, Filipino American experience, Filipino American social movements, and Race and ethnicity in Hawaii.

She had hoped to develop a course on historical research methodologies in Asian American studies and to develop Filipino American experience research projects throughout California with the students she mentored and taught in her classes.

She published a number of scholarly articles on Filipino American history and experience. Her most recent essays include a chapter titled "Filipino Religion at Home and Abroad: Historical Roots and Immigrant Transformation" in "Religions of Asian America: Building Faith Communities," an edited volume by Pyong Gap Min and Jung Ha Kim published by AltaMira Press (December 2001); a reprinted essay "Filipino Folk Spirituality and Immigration: From Mutual-Aid to Religion" in "New Spiritual Homes: Religion and Asian Americans," an edited volume by David Yoo published by the University of Hawaii Press (2001); and an essay "The Colors of Manifest Destiny: Filipinos and the American Other(s)" in Amerasia Journal (1998).

At the time of her death, she was completing a much-anticipated book, "Nativism, Ethnicity and Empowerment: A Filipino American Socio-Religious Movement (1925-1975)," which was under contract to Stanford University Press. It was to be the first in-depth study of Filipino American community formation, beyond standard historical narratives that simply emphasize the role of Filipinos as laborers in Hawaiian and West Coast agriculture.

The book was charting the path of Filipinos and their migration to California and Hawaii, conveying the rich and complex Filipino indigenous cultural life as well as the Western colonial pressures that settlers faced throughout their migrations and settlements.

She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Peixinho; grandchildren, Taro Sakulich and Malaya Peixinho; son-in-law, Mateo Peixinho; mother, Sylvia Salumbides; sister, Nona Posadas; and many other family and friends.

The immediate family and representatives of the UCD Asian American studies department are planning a memorial service for early January in Davis. Plans for a memorial fund in her memory will be announced later.

For updates and where to send cards, contact Kathy Entao, the ASA program coordinator, at the Asian American Studies office, 752-3625 or kmentao@ucdavis.edu.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, November 27, 2002, (Yolo County, California).)

SANCHEZ

Eugenio Quinones Sanchez

Eugenio Quinones Sanchez passed away in his Madison residence on Aug. 28, 2000 at the age of 80. He was born in Durango, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 1919 to Primitivo and Maria Sanchez.

Mr. Sanchez was a resident of Yolo County for the past 30 years. He was employed by American Home Foods for 13 years prior to his retirement.

Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife Lucia Sanchez of Madison; son, Miguel Sanchez of Madison and grandson Eddie Saragoza of Winters.

A vigil was held at McNary’s Chapel on Monday evening at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary’s Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, September 7, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

SANCHEZ

Grace Castro "Fragoso" Sanchez

Grace Sanchez, passed away in Woodland on Saturday morning, July 17, 1999, at the age of 60 years old.

She was born on December 3, 1938, in Di Giorgio, California, to Bruno and Mary Castro; she was raised in the Lamont area and attended local schools. She graduated from Arvin High School and then attended Bakersfield College. Grace had been a Yolo County resident for 33 years.

She was very instrumental in bringing bilingual education to the Winters School District, where she taught kindergarten for several years. She retired from Yolo County as a court interpreter.

Her greatest love was her grandchildren and participating in their school and sports activities.

She is survived by her children, Yolanda Belmonte and husband Alex, Tim Fragoso and wife Lizz, Mike Fragoso, and Lisa Sanchez-Gonzales and husband Frank; also nine grandchildren, Tim Fragoso, Jr. and mother Henrietta Purser; Christina and Michael Fragoso and mother Rebecca Rhoades; Alex, Lorena and Monica Belmonte, Nick and Isaac Fragoso, and Frankie Gonzales. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Ellen and husband Steve Ornelas; brothers, Pete Castro and wife Dolores, and Conrad Castro and wife Betty, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, July 21, at Kraft Bros. Chapel in Woodland. On Thursday, a second rosary will be held in Bakersfield, at Family funeral Directors, 701 34th Street. A funeral Mass will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 601 East California Avenue, Bakersfield, with funeral to follow at Union Cemetery, King and Potomac, Bakersfield.

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

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 22, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

SANCHEZ

Maximilian Alexander Sanchez

Maximilian Alexander Sanchez of Davis died suddenly at his home, of apparent cardiac arrest, on Feb. 17, 2002. He was 14.

He was born in Castro Valley on Dec. 3, 1987, and was the son of Cecilia Gabrielli-Villanueva and stepfather David Villanueva of Davis and Dennis Sanchez Sr. of Concord. He was a student at Holmes Junior High School in Davis.

He enjoyed basketball, golf and snowboarding, as well as watching movies, working out and spending time with family and friends. He was known at school and home as hard-working and friendly, as a person who never gave up and who enjoyed life to the fullest.

Survivors include his brothers, Jake Gudino, Denny Sanchez and Glen Sanchez; his sister, Julia Sanchez; his grandparents, John and Nancy Gabrielli of Davis and Richard and Mary Lizama of Hayward; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. A reception will follow at the church fellowship hall. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Max Sanchez Memorial Fund at First Northern Bank at 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616, or to the donor's charity of choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 21, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SANDERS

Charles S. Sanders

Charles S. Sanders died at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at age 57.

He was born on April, 1944 in Bellvue, Ohio to Charles and Betty (Beck) Sanders. His mother survives him.

Mr. Sanders graduated from high school in Port Clinton, Ohio and went on to continue his education at Pinta Technological Institute, in Rossford, Ohio, completing his degree in tool and die machining.

He then joined the U.S. Army and served for the next four years with the First Air Calvary, part of the Americal Division, in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era conflict.

He received his United States Army Commendation Medial, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and earned Sharpshooter and Marksman Medals.

After completing his military service, he continued working in his career field as a tool and die technician, last working with Ames Inc. in Woodland.

Mr. Sanders married his wife of 38 years, Hanni (Edwards) Sanders in 1964, and they began their life at Fort Benning, Ga. After returning to Port Clinton, Ohio, they then moved to Arizona and then settled in Yolo County with their family in 1994. According to family members, he was a very dedicated family, man and loved family outings, and hunting and fishing with his sons.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife Hanni Sanders of Woodland; sons Charles Steven Sanders IV and wife Mary of Yuba City, Randy Sanders and wife Cory of Cottonwood, and Paul Sanders and wife Chris of Gerber.

He is also survived by grandchildren Sunny and Lucky Sanders of Yuba City, Justin and Zachary Sanders of Woodland and Jayden Sanders of Gerber; sisters Sheri Wight of Lima, Ohio and A Jean Twinning of Rising Sun, Ohio; and nephews Tim and Bill Wight of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles S. Sanders Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Kraft Brothers Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St. Woodland. Military honors will accompany the service.

Private Internment will take place at a later date. No visitation is scheduled prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the UC Davis Cancer Research Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, November 08, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Sanders is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

SANDERS

Hazel Louise Sanders

Hazel Louise Sanders died following a brief battle with cancer in her Red Bluff home Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at age 79.

Born Aug. 7, 1923, in Hinton, Okla., Mrs. Sanders resided in Woodland for more than 43 years.

Survivors include her son, Tom Sanders and his wife Ernestine of Corning; daughters, Karen Lindberg and her husband Dennis of Chico, and Debby Vandervort of Monterey; companion Richard Royce; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Josie (Tony) Florine Shelton of Galt; nieces Glenda Gordon, RayeAnn Lindersmith and Becky Cochran and their families; and nephew, Larry Hinson and his wife Alice of Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Clifford Sanders, in 1982; and grandson Troy Sanders.

The family requests memorials be directed to Saint Elizabeth's Hospice of Red Bluff. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Flowers of Red Bluff.

Services: Graveside services for friends and family is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, (her 80th birthday), at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 7, 2003.)

SANDERS

Judy Isabell Sanders

Judy Isabell Sanders died at Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville, Monday, Oct. 11 at age 75.

Mrs. Sanders was born March 24, 1929 and had been a Yolo County resident most of her life. She was employed as a nurse and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include Mrs. Sanders' daughter, Peggy Sanders; her son, Robert Sanders; five granddaughters; two grandsons and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother and two sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Sanders and her sons, Benny Jr., Tommy, Terry, Michael, and Johnny Sanders. The family requests memorials in Mrs. Sanders' name be directed to the Judy Sanders Memorial Account, c/o Golden 1 Credit Union, Account No. 553126-0, 383 W. Main St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Woodland Cemetery. Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service of Tulare is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 31, 2004.)

SANDERS

Peggy Sanders

Peggy Sanders passed away on May 21, 2004, in Sacramento. She was born Sept. 5, 1920, in New York. She was the loving mother of Polly Sanders and George Sanders, Jr. (deceased) and surviving wife of George Sanders, Sr.

The Sanders family moved to Southern California in 1959 and Peggy and George retired to Winters. For 25 years, her Winters home was the hub of many gatherings, from book clubs to neighborhood groups. Peggy loved to cook, read and have intellectual discussions on almost any topic. She was a beloved friend of many and will be missed.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 27, 2004.)

SANDHU

Harvinder Kaur Sandhu

Harvinder Kaur Sandhu died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at UCD Medical Center, Sacramento, at age 49.

Born Sept. 8, 1953, in Jaura, Punjab, Mrs. Sandhu had been a Yolo County resident for two months.

Survivors include her husband, Harsharan S. Sandhu of Woodland; daughters, Harpreet K. Gill, also of Woodland, and Gurpreet K. Sandhu of India; son, Rupinder S. Sandhu of India; brother, Jaspal Singh of India; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: A service is scheduled at noon Sunday, Jan. 19, at North Sacramento Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 18, 2003.)

SANDHU

Sukhvinder (Vinny) Kaur Sandhu

Sukhvinder (Vinny) Kaur Sandhu died in an automobile accident in Yuba City on Aug. 16, 2005. She was 19.

A memorial service begins at noon Saturday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St. in Yuba City.

Born in Yuba City on Oct. 3, 1983, she was a student at UC Davis working on her bachelor's degree.

She is survived by her mother and father, Kashmir and Gurinder Sandhu; her brother, Raju Sandhu; a sister, Jessie Sandhu; and her grandmother, Gian Kaur Hayre, all of Yuba City.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 19, 2005.)

SANDOVAL

Justina Y. Sandoval

Justina Y. Sandoval died at her home in Woodland on July 14, 2000. Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Sonora, Mexico, to the late Manuel and Justin Ybarra, she was 84.

A Yolo County resident for 54 years, she was a homemaker all of her adult life.

She is survived by her four daughters, Helen Sandoval of Vacaville, Rita Ramirez of Woodland, Barbara Lara and her husband Richard of Woodland, and Margie Matta of Lathrop; four sons, Danny Sandoval of Spanish Flat, George Sandoval and his wife Rosie of Woodland, Fred Sandoval and his wife Millie of Woodland, and Richard Sandoval and his wife April of Woodland; two nieces, Beatrice Pachuca of Antioch and Edna Sapata and her husband Schlitz of Stockton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Sandoval, on Oct. 17, 1993, and her daughter, Jennie Sandoval, on June 21, 1999.

The vigil will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church. A funeral mass is scheduled Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of July 16, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SANDOVAL

Manuel T. Sandoval

Manuel T. Sandoval died at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at the age of 78.

Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Los Angeles, Mr. Sandoval was the son of the late Casmino and Ignacia Sandoval.

Mr. Sandoval had been a resident of Yolo County for 57 years. Mr. Sandoval was in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946 serving both in the Hawaiian Islands and Midway Islands. He was a machinist for 30 years and worked for Dos Rios Farms. Mr. Sandoval was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion and the Marine Corp League.

He is survived by his wife Martina Sandoval of Woodland. Daughters, Eleanor Sandoval and Ann Sandoval both of Woodland. Grandchildren, Brian Gersalia, Rosalio Altamirano, Tina Altamirano, and Manuel Altamirano. Great grandsons, Manuel Altamirano Jr. and Exaviar Altamirano, all of Woodland.

A vigil will be held at the Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at the Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 05, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

SANGER

Charles Redfern Sanger

Charles Redfern Sanger died March 17, 2003, at the home of his granddaughter, Anna-Marie, and her husband Jeff in rural Yolo County. Born Nov. 4, 1913, he was 89.

Grandpa, as he asked everyone to call him, had been a local resident for nine years. He was born in rural Pennsylvania outside Erie and spent his formative years on a truck farm there, learning about plants and livestock, and how to work hard.

"That was back in the horse and buggy days" was a favorite postscript to one of his wonderful stories about his early life and the many interesting people he met. During the Depression, he worked at many jobs, including chemical plant laborer and pulpwood dock hand, and he excelled at all.

During this time, he met and married his beloved Annie, his one and only true love. They moved to California during World War Ii and he worked on the docks. After the war, he and Annie decided a change was in order, so they moved from Oakland to Nevada City and he got a job at one of the many lumber mills in the area. He would be working the green chain for the rest of his career, a hard, demanding job even for a young man.

After his retirement in the 1970s, he spent much of his time fishing and making little improvements around the house (by this time, he and Annie were living in Grass Valley).

Grandpa spent much time and effort on the lives of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, listening to their problems, helping them through difficult times, and loving them unconditionally.

His Annie pre-deceased him in the early 1990s and his health began to falter. He moved down to his granddaughter's home and enriched the lives of all who came in contact with him. His open and generous nature was an inspiration in an era not as kind as his own. In his 89 years of life, he never met a stranger, nor made an enemy.

He was deeply loved, and will be forever missed. He is survived by his daughter, Allene Tucker, and granddaughter, Lisa Guilbaut of Grass Valley; his granddaughter, Anna-Marie and her husband Jeff Schwab of Woodland; great-grandsons, Adrian Tucker of Davis and Gavin Tucker-Boulet of Jamestown; and his cousin, John "Jack" Carney and his wife Josie, whose many letters cheered his heart.

The family would especially like to thank Dr. Ron Sprinkle for his kind and loving care of Grandpa, the nursing staff at the UC Davis Medical Center, and above all the home health nurses from Woodland Memorial Home Health Services for making it possible that he remain at home.

At his request, no services will be held; the family requests that those who feel so inclined indulge in random acts of kindness in his name.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, March 23, 2003.)

SANTA MARIA

Delora Edna Santa Maria

Delora Edna Santa Maria died in Woodland Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at age 100.

Born June 14, 1903, in Quenemo, Kan., Mrs. Santa Maria had been a Yolo County resident for 26 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Addie Santa Maria of Woodland; grandchildren, Nancy Santa Maria of Applegate, and Barbara Rolen of Williams; and great-grandchildren, Kelly Rolen, Mathew Rolen, both of Williams, and Jamie Armstrong of Applegate. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Santa Maria; and son, Robert Santa Maria.

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

Services: A private family services will be held at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 22, 2003.)

SANTIAGO

Antonia Santiago

Born March 25, 1914, in Puerto Rico, she was also raised there, where she achieved wide recognition as a designer and creator of women's fashions. In 1961, she collaborated in the design and production of gowns for the first lady of Puerto Rico and for Marta Casals, wife of cellist Pablo Casals.

With her husband newly retired in 1974, she moved to Placerville where her son, Felix, had established a medical family practice. In 1979, she and her husband moved to Davis, where her first grandchild, Fanny, was a student at UC Davis.

After the death of her husband in 1981, she devoted her energies to international travel, gardening, anchoring a growing family and in activities of the St. James Parish, particularly the Legion of Mary. She volunteered for more than 20 years at the Courtyard Convalescent Hospital and was a longtime member of the University Farm Circle.

Her family described her as a person of strong faith and determination who radiated love and generosity to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Felix Santiago.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana Ream of El Dorado; son, Felix Santiago Jr. of Loomis; grandchildren, Fanny, Rosa and Nicholas; and great-grandchildren Felix, Anna Marie, Ahmed and Salima.

A Rosary will be said at St. James Church, 14th and B streets, today at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday and will be followed by interment at Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 8, 2004.)

SANTOMIERI

Rose Santomieri

Rose Santomieri died on Nov. 23, 2004, in Carmichael. Born Frances Rose Gannon on Feb. 24, 1927, in West Lafayette, Ind., she was 77.

While growing up in Indiana, she competed in diving until the Olympics was suspended for World War II. She worked as a lifeguard while in school and won the Indiana State Women's Bowling Championship in college. After graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree, she joined United Airlines as a flight attendant.

In 1950, she left the airlines to marry Col. Lucion N. Powell and move to Germany. Subsequently, they were stationed at several Air Force bases throughout the continental United States before they retired to Vacaville in 1964.

Rose Powell then joined Talbot Realty and shortly thereafter obtained her real estate broker's license. In 1970, she married Dr. Louis S. Santomieri and they moved to Davis, where she continued to sell real estate until her retirement in 2002 from Lyon Real Estate.

Her hobbies included traveling, growing roses and playing bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her husbands.

She is survived by her daughters, Keenan Powell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Patricia Croy of Folsom; grandchildren, Rory Bryant, Erin Powell, Travis Croy and Celia Croy; great-grandson Dylan Powell; her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Harry Fargo of Indianapolis, Ind., and the Fargo children and grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday December 1, 2004.)

SANTONI

Barbara F. Santoni

Barbara F. Santoni died May 17, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born in Sacramento on Jan. 29, 1917, to Charles and Julia Cechetini, she was 84.

She moved to Woodland upon her marriage to her late husband, Mathew O. Santoni, who owned and operated V. Santoni and Co., a Woodland-based beverage distributor.

She was an active member of the community and may best be remembered for the cotillion classes she conducted for seventh- and eighth-grade students in both Woodland and Winters. She also taught dance at UC Davis and was a member of Omega Nu and Whigs.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mathew in 1992. She is survived by a brother, James Cechetini of Sacramento; three sons, Gary and his wife Ann of Muncie, Ind., Charles and his wife Linda of Woodland and Robert of Woodland; six grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Robert, Charles, Taresa and Celeste Santoni; and two great-grandchildren, Corey and Hannah Santoni.

Friends are invited to attend a vigil service Monday at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland, and a funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 20, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

SANTOS

Charles "Chuck" Santos

University Retirement Community resident Charles "Chuck" Santos died on Dec. 2, 2002. Born on May 27, 1914, on his family's 500-acre ranch in the hills of Benicia, he was 88 years old.

He lost both his parents and a baby sister when he was 9. After their parents' deaths, he and his 12 brothers and sisters were raised by their maternal grandmother on the family ranch.

As a young man, he shared the duties of the family dairy and farm. In the late 1930s, he married Adeline Alameda and worked at Mare Island as a carpenter. During World War II, he built and operated a Grade A dairy in Fairfield. At the end of the war he returned to carpentry and built a few homes in Fairfield.

The call to be a farmer led him to relocate his family to Sacramento where they had a small Grade B dairy and raised calves for sale. He sold the farm in 1953 and moved to Davis, where he purchased a butcher shop and food locker plant on G Street, named Santos Food Bank. His youngest brother, Leonard, was one of the butchers in the shop.

In 1956, he returned to carpentry and worked in the Sacramento area. He helped build the Sacramento Inn near Interstate 80. He became a general contractor after tiring of being an employee. He helped his customers design and build several homes in the Sacramento area. He worked in the field with his son Charles until 1979, then he retired to enjoy a more leisurely life.

His hobbies included fishing, ballroom dancing, square dancing and wine making. His favorite hobby was gardening. His vegetable garden always produced an abundance of vegetables. He dabbled in grafting, a favorite graft being a pear/apple cross. While living in Sacramento, he was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and a member of the Carpenters Local No. 46.

Although his formal education was limited to the eigth grade, he prided himself on his accomplishments and his fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

He is survived by his only remaining brother, Leonard Santos of Vacaville; his children's mother, Adeline Ramey of Davis; and his three children, Ruth Webster and her husband Marvin of Davis, Eleanor Weiss and her husband Marvin of Roseville and Charles C. Santos and his wife Rebecca of Davis.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Daniel Schneider Sr. and his wife Shari, John Webster Sr. and his wife Barbara, Kenneth Webster and his wife Amy, and Cordellia and Steven Santos. Six great-grandchildren, six stepchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive him.

A viewing will be held Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. James Catholic Church on Friday at 11 a.m. A reception will follow afterward in the church hall.

Interment will be private at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances me made to the Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, December 4, 2002.)

SANTOS

Joseph Raymond Santos

Joseph Raymond Santos died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at age 90.

Born Aug. 5, 1912, in Selma, Mr. Santos had been a Yolo County resident for 55 years. He served in U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He farmed in Fresno. He worked for Woodland Joint Unified School District for 35 years as a plumber retiring in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Anna V. Santos of Woodland; son, Harvey J. Santos of Klamath Falls, Ore.; grandson, Bradley A. Santos of Tempe, Ariz.; and granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Noyes and husband David of Medford, Ore., and twins, Kaitlyn and Lauren Noyes, also of Medford, Ore.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St.. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 23, 2003.)

SARAGOZA

Andrea Gomez Saragoza

Andrea Gomez Saragoza of Woodland died Friday, March 10 at age 24.

Miss Saragoza was born Dec. 28, 1981 in Woodland. She was a life-long Woodland resident. She received her Associate of Arts in Child Psychology and was planning on attending UC Davis. She was also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Miss Saragoza's parents, Andrew and Amada Saragoza; her brother, Adam Saragoza; and her grandparents, Gonzalo and Esperanza Saragoza, all of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Manual and Aurora Gomez.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at Holy Rosary with Father Terry Fulton officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 13, 2006.)

SARGENT

Ann L. Sargent

Ann Louise Sargent died on Sept. 19, 2002, at Sutter Davis Hospital after she courageously fought lung cancer for 11 months. Born on March 18, 1940 in Oakland, she was 62.

She was raised in Redding. She later lived in Antioch and came to Davis to attend the university. She resided in Davis for the past 35 years. She worked at UC Davis for more than 20 years as a staff research associate. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed caring for her cats. She was described by her family as a devoted mother and a very generous, kind friend.

She is survived by her children Scott Sargent of Walnut Creek; Steve Sargent of Davis and Robin Sargent of Davis. She is also survived by her brother Arnold Sargent of Woodland and her sister Lynn Reynolds of Woodland.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Remembrances may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, September 23, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SARPA

Joseph G. Sarpa

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

“Sacramento Daily Bee,” Monday, August 15, 1892.

DIED

SARPA - In Yolo county, opposite Freeport, August 12, Joseph G. Sarpa, a native of Azores Islands, aged 36 years, 8 months and 20 days.

(Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

SARTEN

Ona Mae Boone Sarten

Ona Mae Boone Sarten died in Woodland's Alderson Convalescent Hospital Thursday, July 22, 2004, at age 90.

Born May 29, 1914,* in Shawnee, Okla., where she grew up and graduated from Bethel School, Mrs. Sarten had been a long-time Yolo County resident. She was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Yolo General Hospital and Rancho Hospital. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Retha Rooney and husband Dave; son, DeLane Boone and wife Shirley; grandchildren, Pam Robles and husband Rudy, Debbie Webb and husband Richard, Cheri Gastineau and husband Dan, Sheila La Moureaux and husband Dan, Bruce Boone and wife Sheri, all of Woodland, and, Craig Boone of Galt; 11 great-grandchildren; and, three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Boone.

The family requests memorials be directed to the carpet/chair fund at Woodland's Calvary Baptist Church.

Service: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 24, 2004.)

(* The heading for this obituary indicates that Ona Sarten was born on May 20, 1914, but in the body of the obituary the date of birth is given as May 29, 1914.)

SAUNDERS

Henry Faxon Saunders

Henry Faxon Saunders, born May 1, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., died on May 29, 2004, at the University Retirement Community in Davis.

A lawyer who specialized in workers' compensation, he worked in private practice, primarily in Redding.

He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Preston Saunders of Davis; his son, Bradley Saunders; his daughter-in-law, Karen Saunders; and his granddaughter, Katie Saunders, all of Petaluma.

At his request, there will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to Yolo Hospice.

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

SAUNDERS

Leslie Saunders (1st of 2 obituaries)

Leslie Saunders, surrounded by family and friends, was called home to be with the Lord from cystic fibrosis on Aug. 6, 2005 at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Leslie was born in Woodland and resided in Sacramento where she attended school, graduating from Sacramento High School on May 21, 2005.

Knowing about her disease from a young age, Leslie never let it dampen her joy for life. Her love for the Lord Jesus Christ, her father, family and friends will be remembered with the deepest affection within our hearts.

She accomplished much in her short time on Earth, especially her desire to attend her senior prom and to graduate high school with her Class of 2005, of which she did in a grand manner. Leslie is survived by her loving and devoted father, Scott C. Saunders of Sacramento; her aunt, Stacey I. Brigham; cousin, Shelby I. Brigham; her grandmother, Marjorie P. Johnson, all of Woodland; and her grandmother, Terry Saunders of Des Moines, Iowa as well as paternal great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Richard L. Saunders, James E. Johnson and her great-grandparents, Dan and Margaret I. Lunetta.

North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A gathering for prayer and fellowship will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in remembrance of Leslie at 1 p.m. at Sacramento High School's Mel Lawson Theatre, 2315 34th St., Sacramento.

Visit the online guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 12, 2005.)

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Leslie Saunders (2nd of 2 obits.)

Leslie Saunders died at UC Davis Medical Center Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 at age 18.

Miss Saunders was born in Woodland Sept. 25, 1986. She resided in Sacramento where she attended school, graduating from Sacramento High School on May 21, 2005.

Survivors include Miss Saunders' father, Scott C. Saunders of Sacramento; her aunt, Stacey I. Brigham; her cousin, Shelby I. Brigham; her grandmother, Marjorie P. Johnson, all of Woodland; and her grandmother, Terry Saunders of Des Moines, Iowa as well as paternal great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Richard L. Saunders and James E. Johnson and her great-grandparents, Dan and Margaret I. Lunetta.

The family requests memorials in Miss Saunders' name be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Sacramento Chapter, 3550 Watt Ave., Suite 4, Sacramento, 95821, e-mail: sacramento@cff.org or to the Make A Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern California, 3841 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 185, Sacramento, 95834; e-mail: mcarson@makeawish-sacto.org Services: A gathering for prayer and fellowship is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Sacramento High School's Mel Lawson Theatre, 2315 34th St., Sacramento. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 13, 2005.)

SAUNDERS

Preston K. Saunders

Preston Saunders died Oct. 5, 2005, in Petaluma. A Davis resident for 22 years, she was 86.

She will be remembered for her generous devotion to her small family and her large circle of friends. Her love of poetry, art, music, books and cooking inspired family and friends to enjoy every detail to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Saunders.

She is survived by her son, Brad Saunders and his wife Karen, and granddaughter Katie Saunders, all of Petaluma.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, October 31, 2005.)

SAUR

William "Bill" Saur

William "Bill" Saur, 57, of Sacramento, died on Jan. 4, 2005, at the UC Davis Medical Center of complications from Hepatitis C.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Ehningen, Germany, and moved to Massachusetts when he was 6 years old. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he met Emily Kaufman, who later became his wife and the mother of his two children.

The couple moved to San Francisco in 1971 where he did post-graduate work. He finished his master's degree in psychology at Cal State Los Angeles and then took a job with Child Protective Services in Seattle. In 1981, the family moved back to Massachusetts and he worked for Dynamic Personnel as a recruiter until opening his own personnel agency.

After moving to Davis in 1990, he worked as a private investigator for Tom Elliot and then opened his own firm, Bill Saur Associates. He moved to Sacramento in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margarete Kalajian, in 2002.

He is survived by his son, Chris, 24, of Davis, and daughter, Eva, 20, who is attending college at Cal State Northridge; brother, Gene Saur and his wife Donna of Los Angeles; sister, Kacie LaChapelle, of Springfield, Mass.; his former wife, Emily, of Davis and former sister-in-law Laura Kaufman of Los Angeles; and three nieces.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Hepatitis Foundation International, 504 Blick Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901, www.hepfi.org.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 9, 2005.)

SAVAGE

Florence Charlotte Savage

Florence Charlotte Savage died on May 16, 2004, surrounded by her loving family.

Known to her family and friends as Flo, she was born on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1925, to Florence and Francis Myers in Liverpool, England.

On April 10, 1943, she married Harold James Savage, who was serving in the Royal British Navy stationed in Liverpool.

The couple and their four children immigrated to the United States in 1954, settling in Oxnard. She spent many happy years as a homemaker and loving mother while assisting her husband in the family business. During retirement she traveled the country as she and Harold vacationed in their motor home.

In 2002 they moved to Davis, where she enriched the lives at Covell Gardens and University Retirement Community with her quick wit and beautiful smile, her family said.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Harold; son, Frank Savage and his wife Cheryl of Oxnard; and two daughters, Pamela Slatten and her husband John of Littleton, Colo., and Susan Savage-Michel and her husband William of Medford, Ore. She was a wonderful grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Terrence and Kenneth Myers, both of Liverpool, England; and, many nieces and nephews.

The extended family gathered at the home of Ann Davis on on Wednesday to celebrate her life as an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 20, 2004, 2004.)

SAVALA

Trinidad “Trino” Garcia Savala

Trinidad “Trino” Garcia Savala of Long Beach died Jan. 31, 2006, in Sacramento. He was 89.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St. in West Sacramento. A Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1321 Anna St. in West Sacramento. A funeral Mass begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment immediately follows at Davis Cemetery.

Born May 23, 1916, he was the eldest son of his family and began working as a migrant worker at an early age to support his nine siblings. He settled in Davis in 1947 and began working at the Guiberson Ranch as a laborer, which became Mace Ranch. He retired in 1981 from Jack Anderson Farms as its superintendent.

His family said he took pride in his work accomplishments and when asked was always willing to offer advice to new growers. He was devoted to his family and throughout his life remained close to his siblings and their families. He traveled throughout Mexico during the winter months visiting his family and extensive group of friends and co-workers.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Charlotte and Emily; his son, John; and his siblings, Catalina, Anita, Santos, Isaura, George, Albert, Maria and Rosendo.

He is survived by his children, Carmen Falero and her husband Carlos; Helen Savala; Tony Savala and his wife Dolores; daughter-in-law Marcy Savala; and his brother, David Savala.

He is further survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 3, 2006.)

SAWYER

Donald Anthony Sawyer

Donald Anthony Sawyer of Napa died Feb. 4, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 72.

A memorial service begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Fairfield Civic Center, 1000 Kentucky St.

Born in San Francisco on Sept. 6, 1933, he grew up in Marin County and attended Tamalpais and Marin Catholic high schools, where he was a standout on the football teams. He earned his bachelor's degree in history at UC Berkeley, and, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned his law degree from Hastings College of Law at UC Berkeley.

He spent the majority of his professional life working as an attorney in Solano County, both in private practice and as a Solano County deputy public defender. He was also an adjunct professor at UC Davis School of Law, where he taught trial practice for more than 10 years. He was passionate about the legal process and worked tirelessly to ensure this clients received the best representation.

Family and friends knew him as an avid naturalist and outdoorsman. He was most at home hiking, fly fishing or bird watching in remote regions of Northern California and Alaska. His family and friends will miss his perspective, his sense of humor and his stories.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Stackhouse-Sawyer of Napa; his daughter, Anne Sawyer-Scharf of Placerville; a son, Greg Sawyer of Rochester, N.H.; and four grandchildren, Caitlin Scharf, Sarah Scharf, Mason Scharf and Molly Sawyer.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy (www.quailridge.org) or The Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org).

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 2, 2006.)

SAWYER

Donald Laverne Sawyer

Donald Laverne Sawyer died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at age 74.

Born June 26, 1927, in Shadron, Neb., Mr. Sawyer was the son of the late Raymond L and Edna Sawyer. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1945. He served in the Merchant Marines and worked for the Heidrick Bros. in Woodland. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in civil engineering and started his career with Teichert & Sons. He became the district engineer for the northern part of California. He retired from Teichert's in 1988. According to his family members, "he loved boating, traveling and his many friends." He served as the Commodore of the Stockton Yacht Club. He was a life member of the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299, a past member of Woodland Rotary and also served on the Board of Yuba College.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Sawyer; daughter, Donna Paschke; and son, Stephen Sawyer and wife Dr. Patricia Hassebrock, all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tara and Jason Paschke; great-granddaughter, Dawn Milliken and great-great-granddaughter, Geneva Milliken; sisters, Rosalee Storz and Wanda Brown, also all of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Monday, April 1, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation; American Cancer Society; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, March 29, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

SAWYER

Raymond L. Sawyer

Raymond L. Sawyer died Oct. 11, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1906 in Bassett, Neb., he was 94 years old.

He came to California in 1935 and was a resident of Yolo County for the past 70 years. He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his son, Donald L. Sawyer and his wife Barbara, and daughters Rosalee F. Storz, Wanda M. Brown and her husband Delbert and daughter-in-law Debbie Storz, all of Woodland. He is also survived by his sister, Avis Moore of Nebraska, as well as six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna L. Sawyer, and grandson David E. Storz.

A private family service will be held. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

SAWYER

Zella Sawyer

Zella Sawyer passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2005 in Roseburg, Oregon. Zella was born Nov. 12, 1933 to Elmer and Pearl Neel in Merced, California, the youngest of four girls.

Mrs. Sawyer had a full and adventurous life. After graduating from Merced High in 1952, she attended college in Fresno. Zella then worked for the CIA, first in Washington, D.C. and then in Germany. Her travel to and from Europe was by ocean liner, starting her love of luxury ocean cruises and travel in general. Coming back to the states, Zella married Wayne Sawyer, her long time high school sweetheart in December 1957. Zella and Wayne lived in Pensacola Florida, as well as Fullerton, Davis, Modesto and Woodland before settling in Winters in 1963.

A longtime Winters resident, Mrs. Sawyer was known for her community service and as a great friend to all. She was active in the community, helping at her children’s schools and after school activities, serving her church as an elder and secretary and helping to raise money for the Winters Community Center. In 1984 she was selected Citizen of the Year in Winters. She traveled extensively to many far off places, often taking friends and family with her.

Relatives and friends describe Mrs. Sawyer as a thoughtful and generous person and who was loved by all who knew her. She shared her lifelong passion of reading by volunteering at local schools reading to children.

Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her children, Brian Sawyer and wife Stacey of Carmichael, Diane Young and husband Frank Young of Winters, and Andra Sawyer and husband Michael Mc Gunnigle of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley and Katherine Sawyer of Carmichael, and Corbin and Emma Young of Winters.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church on Friday, Oct.. 14, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Winters Community Center. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be sent to your local Humane Society.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 13, 2005.)

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