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Georg Sichling

Georg Sichling died on Feb. 24, 2005 in Woodland, California from natural causes at age 93. He was a brilliant engineer, economist, and a remarkable individual and was known for his exceptional creativity, having filed over 300 patents with his various employers. He had an open mind and a great degree of inquisitiveness. He was a very polite, friendly person with a great sense of humor who was well respected and liked by all.

He was born September 3, 1911 in Berlin, Germany to Paul Sichling, owner of a mirror factory, and Karoline Schwarz. He grew up in Fuerth, Germany and studied and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University in Munich. During WWII, he was drafted into the German air force to work on the German missile program in Peenemunde with such legends as Werner Von Braun.

In the 1950s, Georg invented magnetic amplifiers which allowed the control of large motors in industrial application by means of very weak electronic signals. He designed transistors used for automation, leading to the development of the first digital industrial controls worldwide. Together with his friend, Helmut Schwab, he invented the Siemens "Simatic System" for transistorized electronic industrial control and automation. This system, albeit modernized, is still the key to industrial control systems utilized by Siemens worldwide.

In 1958, Georg immigrated to the United States. He worked for North American Aviation (Rockwell) during the late 1950s and through the 1960s as head research scientist in the Propulsion and Power group. He also worked with various aerospace companies on the Apollo space program and laser fusion.

When funding for the aerospace industry was downscaled, Georg left the industry and applied his experience to a variety of technical developments including electronic control of an artificial heart and the ignition of very small atomic explosions by means of lasers for use in civil engineering applications. He also worked as a consultant for Siemens Corporation and Brown Bolveri. Later in life, he applied his scientific expertise to macroeconomics processes. He wrote a book on economic theory but it was never completed. When he was not working on his scientific projects, he liked to draw and was a very good cartoonist.

His family meant a great deal to him. His wife, Annemarie, died in 1974 of cancer and he never remarried. His two daughters, Sabine Nooteboom of Winters, CA and Petra Klane of Malibu, CA, and three grandsons survive him. He will be dearly missed by family and friends for his intellect, charm and unfailing good humor.

Memorial Services will be conducted on March 5, 2005 at St. John’s Retirement Home in Woodland, California.

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


Everett Sidwell services Friday

Graveside services will be held Friday, January 20, in the Winters Cemetery at 1 p.m. for Everett Sidwell, 84, who died in a convalescent hospital in Pleasanton January 17. The Rev. Sue Fleenor of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church will conduct the services.

Born in Woodland on December 12, 1899, he was reared and lived for many years in Winters before he went elsewhere to seek employment. After his retirement, he moved back to Winters and had lived here until he went to the convalescent hospital six months ago.

Mr. Sidwell was an active member of the Winters Senior Citizens Club and of the Christian Church, which later merged with the Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are his wife, Adela, a resident of the Pleasanton Convalescent Hospital; a son and daughter-in-law Jim and Doris Sidwell of Livermore; a grandson, Steve, and his wife, Patti, and two children, all of Oregon; two sisters, Violet Scott and Mae Ireland, both of Winters.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the building fund of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street, Winters, or to the Winters Senior Citizens Club.

Arrangements are being made under the direction of the Fairfield Funeral Home.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, January 19, 1984, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


Donald Siegel

Donald Siegel died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at his Davis home. He was 79.

Born in San Jose on April 17, 1926, to Phillip and Sophia (Gordon) Siegel, his family moved to the San Francisco area during his childhood, where he attended local schools, graduating from Washington High School in 1943. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.

Upon his discharge from duty, he continued his education at San Jose State University, receiving his bachelor's degree, followed by the University of Washington, where he received his master's degree in education. He was a Fulbright Exchange teacher at the King George V School for Boys in Southport, Lancaster, England, from 1964 to 1965, and taught at Vallejo High School and Solano Community College for more than 48 years.

Active in the Mira Theater group in Vallejo during the '50s and '60s, he also was a member of the Olympic Sailing Circle of Berkeley and a devoted member of the Scottish Terrier Club of America.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Patricia Siegel of Davis; daughters Kathryn Korkos of New Mexico and Darcy Siegel of San Francisco; son Carl Siegel of Vallejo; step-children Michael Knepp and Janice Bissell, both of Davis, and Chris Knepp of Sacramento.

A private memorial service will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottie Rescue with the Scottish Terrier Club of America, or Yolo Hospice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday August 10, 2005.)


Ernst J. Siegenthaler

Ernst J. Siegenthaler died March 22, 2001, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born June 1, 1922, in Zurich, Switzerland, he was 78.

He was raised in Switzerland where he attended and graduated from the National Technical Institute in Zurich. While living in Switzerland, he also apprenticed as a cheese maker. He moved to Illinois in 1951, where he married Johanna Huber in 1952.

After completing a master's degree at Iowa State University, he moved to San Francisco. In 1954 he joined the Food and Agricultural Organization, a branch of the United Nations. For the next six years, with family in tow, he worked in the dairy industry, setting up dairies on three continents, specifically in the developing countries of Nepal, Guatemala and Jordan.

In 1960 he returned to Switzerland where he worked and did research at the Agricultural Research Institute in Bern. During this time he earned his Ph.D. in the field of microbiology and dairy science. In 1966 he and his family moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where he joined the staff at Cornell University and did his post-doctorate research.

In 1967 he accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he taught graduate-level classes in bacteriology and human nutrition at the school of public health. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, he provided consulting services to developing countries across the world.

Before he retired in 1985 he spent two years as an adjunct professor at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In 1985 he and his wife purchased a home in Davis, where they spent their retirement years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna K. Siegenthaler, in February 1996, and his sister, Elsie Fosco, in December 1990.

He is survived by his son, Peter E. Siegenthaler of Santa Rosa; his daughter-in-law, Cornelia Siegenthaler-Leber; his grandchildren, Michael P. Siegenthaler of Santa Rosa and Christa M. Siegenthaler of Santa Rosa; a brother, Walter Siegenthaler of Mannedor, Switzerland; and two sisters, Trudi Siegenthaler of Zurich, Switzerland, and Annemarie Siegenthaler of Weinfelden, Switzerland.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Private interment is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday March 25, 2001, and Sunday, March 25, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Roosevelt Jerome 'Ron' Sigur

Roosevelt J. "Ron" Sigur died at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland Thursday, Jan. 27 at age 71.

Mr. Sigur was born Oct. 23, 1933 in Vicksburg, Miss. to Donald and Sinnie Buttay Sigur. He had been a Yolo County resident for 27 years. He was a self-employed truck driver for 37 years, owning and operating Ron and Flor Sigur Trucking in Dunnigan. He joined the Louisiana National Guard and served in 1949 in the Headquarters Company of the 39th Infantry Division. Upon separation from the military, he went to work for a construction company before moving to California.

Survivors include Mr. Sugar's wife of 11 years, Florinda Jaymes Sigur also of Dunnigan; his sons, Ronald S. Sigur and his wife Audrey of Redding, David M. Sigur and his wife Cynthia of Texas and Marco Antonio Sanchez of Dunnigan; his grandchildren, Jason Sigur of Dunnigan and Joshua Sigur of Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Sigur's name may be directed to the American Red Cross, Yolo County Chapter, 120 Court St., Woodland 95695.

Services: Visitation and viewing is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Kraft Bros. Funeral Home, 175 Second St., Woodland. Graveside services is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 29, 2005.)


Ralph W. Siler

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Ralph W. Siler passed peacefully out of this life on Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Woodland, California. He was born on Feb. 20, 1916 in Jellico, Tennessee, the second of seven children born to Randolph and Mary Stephens Siler. In 1934 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific in World War II and in Korea. He retired from the Corps in 1956 and afterwards became a firefighter, market gardener and fisherman. He loved fishing and operated a boat out of Crescent City, California, until he was into his eighties. He was a loving, kind, and generous husband, father, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Corum Siler of Dunnigan; son Ralph, Jr. and daughter-in-law Jeanne of Carlin, Nevada; daughter Mary E. Siler Anderson of Briceland, California; step-daughter Diane Boydston of Tabihina, Oklahoma; grandchildren Erica Siler of Carlin, Sigurd and Christina Anderson of Redway, California, Isaac Coogan and his wife Brandi Coogan of Rio Dell, California, and Julia Anderson of Briceland; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Nicholas Anderson of Briceland, and Cody, Melina and Kailey Coogan of Rio Dell; brothers Woodrow Siler of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and John Siler and his wife Genevieve Siler of Zamora, and his sister Elsie Siler O'Brien and her husband Richard O'Brien of Anaheim, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Ruby Siler Brown of Pasadena, Flora Siler Chavez of Venice, and Maude (Midge) Siler Pierce of Folsom; and brother-in-law, Hal Corum of Pollock Pines.

Interment was at the Garberville, California, Cemetery, as he had expressed a wish to be near his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW Post 6354 Honor Guard, P.O. Box 544, Garberville, Ca 95542. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland assisted the family with the arrangements.

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


Anthony Wayne Silva, Jr.

Anthony Wayne Silva died Oct. 13, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 50.

Born Dec. 8, 1952, he was most recently a construction worker. He lived at the Courtyard Healthcare in Davis and had been a resident of Yolo County for five years.

He is survived by sons Anthony Silva Jr., and Shannon Silva of Sacramento.

Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

No memorial service is planned. Ashes were returned to the deceased's family.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, October 20, 2003.)


Joseph Baldizan Silva

Joseph Baldizan Silva died in Woodland Friday, Sept. 2 at age 81.

Mr. Silva was born Jan. 25, 1924 in Colorado. He had been a Yolo County resident for 52 years. He served with the U.S. Army for nine years. His last employment was as a foreman for Spreckels Sugar for 11 years. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include Mr. Silva's son, Manuel Joe Silva of Woodland; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his sister, Mary Tafoya of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vivian Chavez and his brother, Dave Silva.

Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery following the Mass. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 27, 2005.)


Luz Imelda (Garcia) Silva

Luz Imelda (Garcia) Silva died in her Esparto home Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at age 48.

Born Sept. 4, 1955, in Mexicali, Mexico, Mrs. Silva had been a Yolo County resident for 14 years. She graduated from Holtville High School, graduated from Yuba College as a pre-school teacher aide. She worked at Pacific Coast for five years and at Esparto Elementary School for one year.

Survivors include her husband Fidel L. Silva of Esparto; parents, Pedro and Maria (Servin) Garcia of Holtville; daughters, Maria, Veronica, and Estela Silva; son, Ruben Silva, all of Esparto; grandchildren, Samantha and Jorge Bermudez, Jr. also of Esparto; brothers, Mario Garcia and wife Betty of Knights Landing, Jose Garcia and wife Debbie of Sacramento, Martin Garcia of Mexicali, Mexico, Francisco Garcia of Holtville; sister, Bertha Ceballos of Gridley; nephews, Mario Garcia Jr., Carlos and Pedro Garcia, all of Knights Landing and Gonzalo Ceballos of Woodland; nieces, Joanna and Juliana Garcia of Knights Landing, Raquel Garcia of Bakersfield and Ana Ceballos of Sacramento; and uncle Jose Servin of Yuba City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, with a prayer vigil to follow. A Catholic funeral mass is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Juan Perez officiating. Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery following the mass.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 18, 2003.)


Gene Silverman

Gene Silverman, who edited the Living section of The Davis Enterprise in the late 1970s and wrote a cooking column titled "Eating In," died Nov. 5, 2003, of cancer at an Oakland hospital. She was 77.

Silverman went to work at the Vallejo Times-Herald when she left The Enterprise in 1981, serving as food editor until her retirement in 1996 and as a columnist until her death.

Friends and colleagues expressed deep sadness and fond memories of Silverman's life.

"She was just one of those people who walked on a rainbow," said Karen Froyland, who was The Enterprise's photo editor in the 1970s. "To Gene, everybody was important. She took time to listen to them, and do things for them."

Her longtime friend, Marilyn McElhaney, said, "She was my friend, my mentor, the big sister I had always wanted. When I wrote for the Times-Herald, Gene encouraged me and believed in me. I will always treasure her memory."

Kim Myrman, general manager of the Solano County Fair, recalled Silverman's last public appearance on July 17, when she was given a plaque honoring her years of participation in the event.

"Gene was one of the most amazing people I had ever met," she said. "Even this last summer when she was ill, she came out and joined us at the fair and lit up the entire patio.

"That was Gene -- she had a way of making people feel good and special. We'll miss her a great deal."

Born in Chicago, Silverman moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1941, where she graduated from high school. There she earned a college degree in English.

She married Malcolm Richland, raised three children and was a homemaker until 1968, when she decided to pursue post-graduate studies at UC Davis.

Silverman divorced in 1970 and embarked on a new career the next year, when she began writing for The Davis Enterprise. Known to her readers as G.L., Silverman quickly became known for her column's distinctive style.

She worked at the Times-Herald until 1989, left for three years, and was rehired in 1992 as a food writer. She worked full-time until her retirement in 1996.

Silverman continued writing a column for the Times-Herald even after an August diagnosis of terminal cancer. She moved from Vallejo into a cottage at Salem Lutheran Home in Oakland, a continuing care facility where she succumbed to her illness.

Silverman is survived by a daughter, Merry, and grandaughter, Dara Thompson, both of Hilo, Hawaii; and by her sons, Dan and his wife, Theresa, of La Quinta and Joe of Los Angeles.

A memorial Mass will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Corpus Christi Church, 322 James Drive, Piedmont.

A scholarship fund is being established in Silverman's memory by Vallejo Soroptimists. Contributions may be sent to P.O. Box 1322, Vallejo, CA 94590.

-- Much of this obituary was written by Dan Judge, a Vallejo Times-Herald staff writer.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, November 8, 2003.)


Manuel F. Silvey

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

“Sacramento Union,” Wednesday Morning, August 30, 1933.


SILVEY - In this city, August 29, 1933, Manuel F. Silvey, beloved husband of Wilhelmina E. Silvey, father of Mrs. Hattie Gormley, Mrs. Muretta Schneider of North Sacramento and Frank Silvey of Jersey City, N.J., brother of Frank, Domingo and John Silvey and Mrs. Mary Silva, a native of Providence, R.I., aged 58 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday morning at 8:30 from W.F. Gormley & Sons chapel, 2015 M street, thence to St. Elizabeth's Church, Twelfth and S streets, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul at 9 o'clock. Interment St. Joseph’s cemetery.


Evelyn Silvia

Evelyn Silvia, 57, of Davis, died peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of Jan. 21, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She spent her last day surrounded by friends and family.

A memorial service and reception will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Burial will be private.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1948, in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of Manuel Silvia Jr. and Evelyn Mary (Thompson) Silvia. She received a bachelor's degree in 1969 from Southeastern Massachusetts University (now University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth) and a doctorate degree in mathematics in 1973 from Clark University.

In 1973, she joined the faculty at UC Davis, where she has spent her entire career as a professor of mathematics.

She was dedicated to excellence in teaching mathematics at all levels. In 2000, she received the Mathematics Association of America Sectional Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, and in 2001, she was presented with the MAA National Teaching Award (Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics), the most prestigious honor the mathematics profession bestows for teaching and related activities.

She was a recipient of the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990. She had multiple grants related to teaching mathematics to students in grades K to 12, including a recent million-dollar National Science Foundation award enabling UC Davis students and K-12 math and science teachers to work together to conduct classroom-based inquiry research.

Her academic research contributions were broad-based. They encompassed work in mathematics education, curriculum development, and her theoretical work in complex analysis and geometric functions. Her writings included numerous materials to help students from grade school to graduate school understand mathematics, and to help teachers convey mathematics effectively.

She gave unselfishly of her time and expertise to her family, friends, students, the university and the mathematics community. She directed the master of arts in teaching program in mathematics at UC Davis for many years, was director of the Teaching Resources Center from 1989 to 1992, served as secretary of the UC Davis Academic Senate, and contributed to numerous other vital committees of the UC Davis and UC Systemwide Academic Senate. Although her collegial advice to others was to learn to say no, she rarely turned down requests for something she felt was important.

One of her passions was to help women succeed in academia. For many years, she coordinated an informal support group to which all UCD women faculty were invited, called the Faculty Women's Research Support Group. With contributions from many other women faculty, she authored a report titled “Collegial Advice for Assistant Professors: Hints for Success and Stress Reduction as an Assistant Professor,” featured on the vice provost's Web site.

Some comments from female faculty upon hearing about her passing reflect the esteem with which she is held: “Her influence on faculty development extended far beyond her wildest dreams. Women of whom she probably never even heard used the wisdom she offered.”

Another said: “I am very sad to hear of Evelyn's death. Her presence at UCD mattered a lot to me. I always appreciated her frankness, her pragmatism, her dedication, and her fiery spirit. She was truly unique.”

She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn M. Silvia, and her sister, Nancy Silvia.

She is survived by her husband, Doyle O. Cutler of Davis; her father, Manuel Silvia Jr., and brother, Howard T. Silvia, of Somerset, Mass.; brothers Dwight D. Silvia and Manuel Silvia, III, and sister Loretta A. (Silvia) Estrella, all of Fall River, Mass.; stepson, Daniel F. Cutler and his wife Martha, of Cazadero; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Landry and her children Colby and Drake, of Gold River; and 12 nephews and nieces and many grandnephews and nieces, including Amanda Estrella of Sacramento.

The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be made to the Evelyn M. Silvia Scholarship for Future Mathematics Teachers. Donations should be made out to the UC Davis Foundation and sent to Department of Mathematics, c/o Evelyn M. Silvia Scholarship Fund, One Shields Ave., UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616.

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


Alice K. Simmons

Alice Kate Simmons died in her home on July 27, 2002. She was 96 years old.

She was born in Hamburg, Germany, on April 7, 1906, and her story is a classic tale of immigrant triumph, the true American dream. With the help of her favorite uncle, Martin Gatgens, she and her father, William Gatgens, came to America through Ellis Island. They settled in Davis in 1921 when she was just 16. Having left their metropolitan roots, they found themselves building a new life in a town of 500.

While learning English, Simmons did domestic work for some of the legendary early Davis families such as Oeste and Haussler.

Always progressing, she completed business college and secured a position in the Viticulture Department at the University. In her spare time, she practiced gymnastics outdoors. She met her late husband, John B. Simmons, through her involvement with gymnastics.

Together, the couple raised three children: Son John M. Simmons, and daughters Helen Ferrari and June Simmons.

Through a partnership with Rhoda Haussler, Haussler Dairy and farm was formed. The duo later dabbled in land development, founding Simmons Real Estate, which is now run by her son.

A tireless worker, Simmons helped build the family business with long hours of hands-on labor.

Gardening and travel were her foremost personal interests, though she had many.

When she had more time to give, Simmons focused on community. She was active in the Senior Chorus, the Yolo County Farm Bureau, the German Conversations Club, the Community Church Women's Circle, the Our Savior Lutheran Church, the Friends of the Arboretum and the Davis Art Center.

In addition to giving time and financial support to many causes, she was a natural entrepreneur in an age of women staying at home. Her natural bent for business was reflected in her successful investments, but even more so in the nonprofit ventures she pioneered. The Book Sale Center of the Friends of the Library and Davis Community Church's Thrift Shop are examples.

Simmons also touched the lives of many individuals and families with her quiet kindness, welcoming international students to the campus, bringing rides to the elderly, meals to the sick and making home visits to the homebound. Her generosity in meeting the needs of friends and neighbors at points of challenge is well known.

She lived in Davis these past 80 years and had a positive influence on the development of Davis' culture. She had an even greater influence on her family and made them a priority throughout her life. In addition to her children, she leaves behind a strong legacy through her nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She will always be remembered by family and friends as a loving and compassionate person, an active philanthropist, community volunteer and leader.

A memorial service will begin at noon on Aug. 7 at Davis Lutheran Church. A celebration of her life will take place at the UC Davis Alumni & Visitors Center following the service.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 1, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Cephus Odell Simmons (1st of 2 obits.)

Cephus Odell Simmons died Friday, Dec. 9 in Lancaster at age 83.

Mr. Simmons was born April 5, 1922 in Esparto. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945; he was a life member of VFW Post 7283 in Lancaster and American Legion and Moose in Rosemont and Military Order of Cootie. In addition he was a past member of Thilomalhean Masonic Lodge No. 2 and served two years as Master.

Survivors include Mr. Simmons' wife, Patricia; his daughters, April Simmons and Anna Woods; his sons, Michael and Stephen; his stepchildren, Frona Scott, Teresa Sellers, Andre and Jack Orejel; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Evalena Lee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Canzanetta Simmons; his son, Corwin; his brother, Alfred; and his nephew, Brian.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes. Interment will follow at Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 14, 2005.)

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Cephus Odell Simmons (2nd of 2 obits.)

Cephus Odell Simmons entered into rest on Dec. 9, 2005 in Lancaster at the age of 83. Cephus was born April 5, 1922 in Esparto. Cephus is survived by his loving wife Patricia, sister Evalena Lee, sons Michael and Stephen, daughters April Simmons and Anna Woods, step-children Frona Scott, Teresa Sellers, Andre and Jack Orejel. Cephus is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Julius and Canzanetta Simmons, son Corwin, brother Alfred and nephew Brian. Cephus served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945; he was a life member of VFW Post 7283 in Lancaster and American Legion and Moose in Rosemont and Military Order of Cootie. Past member of Thilomalhean Masonic Lodge No. 2 and serving two years as Master. The family invites friends to attend visitation on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. and services on Friday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento. Interment will follow in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

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(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," December 13 through December 14, 2005.)


Mary Bado Simmons

Mary Bado Simmons of El Macero died in her sleep on Feb. 15, 2006. She was 99.

Born Oct. 28, 1907, in the Czech Republic, she was the daughter of Marie Holecek. Mary's only daughter, Sonicka, died many years ago in tragic circumstances.

She is survived by Vera, Gerry, Oliver, Sebastian, Vaclav and Milos.

Any messages of sympathy and/or other communications should be directed to Vera Amberville, 26a Lode Road, Bottisham, Cambridge, 6B59DJ, England.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 23, 2006.)


William F. Simmons

Retired USAF Master Sgt. William F. (Bill) Simmons, 68, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Woodland Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 30, 1933, in North English, Iowa, Mr. Simmons was a retired master sergeant having served 22 years in the United States Air Force as an In-Flight Refueling Specialist. Later he worked for the Davis, San Juan and Woodland school districts, retiring in 1995.

Mr. Simmons graduated in 1951 from New London High School in New London, Iowa. He also attended many schools throughout his Air Force career.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife, Adriana Salinas-Simmons; children, William Davis and his Izabelle Ponce-Simmons, Edward Franklin and Andrew jay, all of Woodland. He is also survived by grandchildren, William Tyler of Sutherlin, Ore., and Valerie Adriana of Woodland. Other survivors include sister, Monica Blanck and her husband Gary Blanck; nieces, Tammy Blanck-Watts and Julie Blanck-Lindell all of New London, Iowa.

His parents Frank Simmons and Margaret Rhoades Simmons and one granddaughter preceded him in death.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service in his honor at McNary's Chapel in Woodland, at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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


Mary Louise Simon

Mary Louise Simon died at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at age 76.

Born March 20, 1926, in their family home on Saunders Way, Woodland, Mrs. Simon had been a Yolo County resident for 71 years. She attended Dingle Elementary School, and Woodland High School. She was active in the Woodland High School Tennis Club. She worked for the Yolo County tax collector's office at the Courthouse. She loved to spend time outside. Her hobbies included gardening.

Mrs. Simon is survived by her son, David Simon and wife Lorie; and grandson, Shawn Simon; daughter, Diane Bingham and husband Steve; grandson Matt Bingham and granddaughter, Rachel Bingham. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael R. Simon; mother, Gertrude Von Dorsten; father, Henry Von Dorsten; sister, Helen Schroeder; brother, Edward Von Dorsten; brother-in-law, Kenneth Schroeder and sister-in-law, Beverly Von Dorsten.

There will be a gathering with family and friends, call Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland for more information at 662-4658, or by contacting

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 8, 2003.)


Thomas 'Tom' Simon

Thomas 'Tom' Simon died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, in Hays, Kansas, at age 48.

He was born Dec. 22, 1953 in Miskolc, Hungry.

Mr. Simon spent the first three years of his life in Hungary and when he came to the United States he lived in Cleveland, Ohio and then in Monterey. He came to Woodland in 1966 with his family and attended Dingle Elementary and Woodland High.

He went to work for Western Geophysical Co. and worked there for 17 years. He then went to Paragon Geophysical Co. and worked on the road until he settled in Hays, Kansas.

According to family members, "he was a kind and gentle soul" and "whoever had the privilege to meet him liked him," saying "he was easy to like but difficult to know."

Mr. Simon is survived by parents Stephen and Margaret Simon of Woodland son Miles S. Simon of Florida, sister Eva Lowe and husband Gary, of San Leandro, and brother Gabe and wife Yumi, of Guam.

He is also survived by uncle George Gyuris and wife Agnes and their children, all of Hungary.

A memorial mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland.

Family requests memorials be directed to the Holy Rosary Church Building Fund.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 31, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)


Carlene Joy Simons

Carlene Joy Simons died Monday, March 28 at age 67.

Mrs. Simons was born May 4, 1937 in Woodland to the late Carl and Marie Emily Silva Summ. She had lived in Yolo County for 57 years. She worked at the Woodland Hotel as a hairdresser for more than 20 years. As a youth she participated in several local beauty pageants, being sponsored by the Woodland Fire Department.

Survivors include Mrs. Simons' children, John Simons of Georgetown, Jeremy Simons of Greenwood, Michele Elmore and Melinda Wriedt both of Placerville, Mary Chandler of Visalia and Marcella Stark of Mather; 11 grandchildren; her brother, Robert Summ; her cousin, Jeannie Powell and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Simons' name be directed to Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, 95402.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Simons, a private funeral service for family members will be held. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 06, 2005.)


Clyde Erwin Sinclair

Clyde Erwin Sinclair died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, at age 87.

Mr. Sinclair was born in Jennylind on Nov. 19, 1914.

He was a resident of Yolo County for 55 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was a Captain of the California Highway Patrol, retiring in 1974 after serving for 27 years.

Mr. Sinclair was a member of the Rotary Club of Woodland, the Woodland Masonic Lodge No. 81 F & A.M., the Ben Ali Shrine in Sacramento and the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman according to his family. He and his wife, Dorothy loved to travel. They would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year.

Mr. Sinclair is survived by his wife Dorothy Sinclair of Woodland; children, Michael Fratis and wife Carmel and Kathleen Norvell and husband David of Santa Cruz; grandchildren, Chris Scarbrough, Aaron Fratis and Jenna and Jonathan Norvell; great-grandson, Matthew Scarbrough.

He is also survived by two nieces and one nephew.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, St. Lukes Episcopal Church, at Second and Lincoln streets, in Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donors choice.

McNary's Chapel assisted the family with the 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.)


Mitchell Singer

Mitchell Singer died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home in Davis. Born on Nov. 17, 1925, in Los Angeles, he was 75.

He was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a warehouse manager for more than 30 years for several different companies. In Los Angeles, he was active in sports. He was a football player and was involved in many different track activities.

After moving to Davis 18 years ago, he became involved in volunteer activities. He was active with the Hunger Coalition and Davis Community Meals. He drove to different grocery stores and picked up donations for the organizations. He also did volunteer work at Hillel House, and was a skilled handyman and built lab computers for the science department at St. James Catholic School. He also enjoyed helping people fix things in their homes. He was a member of the Congregation Bet Haverim Jewish Fellowship of Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Clara Singer, and his brother, Marcus, who was killed during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Singer of Davis; daughter, Brenda Wolfson and husband Jon of Davis; grandchildren, Elane (Deutsch) Kaminka of Israel, and Jeremy and Matthew Wolfson of Davis. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Lesser and husband Ben of Las Vegas.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Davis Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in his name to Yolo Hospice or Citizens Who Care. His family would like to thank Yolo Hospice, Yolo Adult Day Health and Citizens Who Care for helping with Singer's illness. They give special thanks to Iliesa Tawalo, who made his last days at home much easier, and Maurice Roseby of Citizens Who Care, for his years of companionship.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 14, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Subran Singh

Mr. Subran Singh passed away on July 1, 2004. His children were at his bedside in the Intensive Care unit at Sacramento General Hospital. Born on Oct. 3, 1924 in the Fiji Islands, Mr. Singh brought his entire family to Winters in 1966. He always felt that this was one of his greatest accomplishments in life. He worked at American Home foods for 25 years and eventually retired in 1991. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 43 years, Jagindar K. Singh. Mr. Singh leaves behind his seven children, Alice Singh of Winters, Meet Lea of Hilmar, Carol Culver of El Dorado Hills, Janis Prasad of Sacramento, Sarjeet, Kandy and John Singh of Winters. Also, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Mr. Singh will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who cherished his family. Funeral service and witness cremation were held on July 7, at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Mortuary.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 8, 2004.)


Jean Singleton

Jean Singleton, 78, of Winters passed away in a Davis hospital after a brief illness on Feb. 10, 2002. She was born in Sacramento, On April 16, 1923 and lived in Winters for the past 26 years. She was primarily a housewife, but from 1979-1984 she worked part-time at UC Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joe Singleton of Winters; sons, Patrick Singleton of Benicia and Jeff Singleton of Winters; grandson Andrew Singleton.

At her request no services will be held. Inurnment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Sacramento. The family prefers donations to the Winters Library Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 14, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)


William F. "Bill" Singleton

William F. "Bill" Singleton passed away suddenly at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. He was born on January 27, 1917, in Ducor, to Claud F. and Annie Belle (Christmas) Singleton.

Mr. Singleton moved to Winters with his family in 1931 and graduated from Winters High School in 1935, where he was active in all sports. After studying agriculture at the University of California at Davis, he went to work at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and then was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was trained as an aircraft mechanic and then served as a crew chief in the Army Air Corps on C-47s, becoming an instructor and serving at various air bases all over the United States. He married Marjorie (Herron) on July 21, 1943 while still active in the Army Air Corps. At the conclusion of World War II, "Bill" as honorably discharged from the military and returned to Yolo County to again work with his father, and became a partner in the family ranching business. He continued until his retirement in 1972, when he sold the ranch property in Winters and relocated to Woodland to enjoy his leisure time.

Bill loved being a "Call Aggie" and has always maintained a very active position in the community. He enjoyed working with the Future Farmers of America, the 4-H Club and was an active member of the Landmark Buckeye Masonic Lodge F & A M #195 of Esparto, for more than 50 years. His spare time was spent working in metal crafts, designing and fabricating equipment in his workshop for his friends to use in the farming business. anything to do with making some sort of equipment work better was a challenge to him. Bill and his wife were avid travelers, and spent time in Japan, Hawaii, Alaska and traveled all over the United States including trips to the East Coast. Nothing was more special to him than to be active with his friends and companions on the golf course at the Yolo Fliers Club. Bill could be seen most days enjoying the company of his lifelong friends and golfing partners either on the course or in the clubhouse, where he felt truly at home.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie; daughters Sue Enos and her husband Mike and Linda Cotner, all of Woodland; grandchildren Michael Cotner and wife Sarri, Lisa Schafer and significant other Ray Hernandez, all of Woodland. Bret Schafer and wife Tina of Placerville; great-grandchildren Alexandra Hernandez and Syndie Cotner of Woodland and Brianna and Samantha Schafer of Placerville and his sister Ruth Hartwig and her husband Kurt of Woodland.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland. Chaplain Donna Waterman of Woodland Memorial Hospital officiated. No visitation was scheduled prior to the service. The Masonic Lodge rites were conducted in accordance with Mr. Singleton's wishes. Interment followed immediately at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Singleton's name to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 28, 2002.)

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Elnor N. Siverts

Elnor N. Siverts died May 29, 2000, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital of a lung disease. Born Nov. 23, 1919, in Twin Falls, Idaho, she was 80.

She lived near the Madison-Dunnigan cutoff at Highway 505 for 35 years and was a homemaker and loving mother of five daughters, Sandy, Nancy, Jackie, Jan and Terri. She and her husband Jack sent the girls to Clover School and to Esparto schools.

She was a telephone switchboard operator during World War II and a receptionist at the Davis Community Hospital when it was located on County Road 99 in the 1960s. She was very active in the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Woodland Chapter. She loved gardening, shopping and was partial to dachshunds as her faithful companions.

After living in Yolo County for 35 years, she moved to Boise, Idaho, to care for her father until he died, and she then moved to West Point, where she lived for 11 years.

She lived at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital for the last 3 1/2 years, where she received excellent nursing care with lots of love and hugs. The nursing staff all grieved at the loss of Elnor and said she will truly be missed, and that she was ''a lovely lady, who always had good things to say about her 'girls.' ''

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jan Lozow of Las Vegas.

She is survived by four daughters, Sandy Maynard and her husband Paul of West Point, Nancy Eckerly of Bemidji, Minn., Jackie Timothy and her husband Ron of Woodland and Terri Siverts; eight grandchildren, Brad and Mike Maynard, Sherrie Yarbough and her husband Ken, Sara Bicker and her husband Shawn of Las Vegas, Dustin and Brooke Timothy, David Siverts and Margaret Holmes; and six great grandchildren, Ashley and Erin Maynard, Cameron and Cooper Maynard, Kala and Kobie Yarbough.

She also is survived by her sister, Muriel Murphy and her husband of Toppenish, Wash.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland. Senior Pastor Mel Beals will officiate. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park of Woodland.

All friends are encouraged to gather with the family at Ron and Jackie's residence for lunch and fellowship.

A reception will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the patio area at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. All residents and nursing staff are encouraged to come and celebrate her life with the family.

Memorials are requested to be sent to the St. John's Chapel Building Fund at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 4, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Bernard "Ben" Skellchock

Bernard "Ben" Skellchock died in Woodland Saturday, Feb. 12 at age 84.

Mr. Skellchock was born Feb. 5, 1921 in Philadelphia to the late John and Mary Skellchock. He had been a Yolo County resident for 56 years. He served in U.S. Army Air Forces in France, England and McClellan Air Force Base during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks. He and his wife, Wanda, operated the Yolo Theatre and the Sunset Drive-in Theatre during the '50s and '60s. He later worked for the Yolo County Fair.

Survivors include Mr. Skellchock's daughter, Sally Miller and her husband Glen of Oroville; his son, Robert Skellchock and his wife Gail of Woodland; his grandchildren, Julie Arp of Galt, Tiffany Brown of Hawaii and Derek Skellchock of Westminister, Colo.; six great-grandchildren and his brother, John Skellchock of Pinole. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Wanda.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Skellchock, services will be private. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 16, 2005.)


Johnnie Slaughter

Johnnie Slaughter died in Guinda Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at age 93.

Born Oct. 11, 1910, in Kerens, Texas, Mr. Slaughter had been a Yolo County resident for 41 years. He attended Elm flat school, Bishop College and Marshall College. He was a farmer and restaurant entrepreneur.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Slaughter of Guinda; daughters, Minnie Cooper of Vallejo and Laurette Stovall of Inglewood; sons, Aldric Slaughter of Richmond, and Wardell Slaughter of Oakland; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Amanda Slaughter; and grandson, Randy.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Guinda Methodist Church, with a burial to follow at Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 25, 2003.)


Jeffrey L. Slichter

Jeffrey Lynn Slichter of Minneapolis, Minn., died June 9, 2000. He was 47.

Private services were held.

He was born in Oakland on Dec. 18, 1952, and lived in San Leandro and Davis. In 1985 he moved to Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Slichter of Walnut Creek; three brothers, Paul Slichter of Livermore, his twin Chris Slichter, and Donald Slichter, both of Davis; and two sisters, Donna Ventura of Pleasanton and Marilou Crowell of Rogue River, Ore.

(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.)


Julia E. Slifka

Julia Edith Slifka died on Dec. 8, 1999. Born on July 3, 1911, she was 88.

She lived in Racine, Wis., with her husband, Andrew Slifka. She enjoyed family gatherings, maintained Slovak traditions, participated in many church activities, baked, bowled and spent evenings with friends playing cards.

The couple moved to Davis from Racine 3 1/2 years ago. Julia struggled with dementia for many years but even in her last year she still remembered her hymns and evening prayer. Her faith never wavered.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Rosalie Haluska, who immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia around the turn of the century. She is also was preceded in death by her in-laws, Andrew and Susanna Slifka, also immigrants from Czechoslovakia; three brothers, John, Steve and Martin; two sisters, Anna and Mary; and two sisters-in-law, Susan and Mary.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Andrew Slifka Sr. of Davis; brother, Joseph Haluska of Jefferson, Wis., and his wife LoRene; sister-in-law, Elizabeth King of Racine, Wis.; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Jr. and Mavis Slifka of Littleton, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Larry Vanderhoef of Davis; and son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Janet Slifka of Ventura.

She also is survived by seven grandchildren, Dana Joi Savage and her husband Brian of Highland Ranch, Colo., Kim Eickmann and her husband Philip of Littleton, Colo., Andrew Slifka III of Longmont, Colo., Susan Vanderhoef of Richmond, Jonathan Vanderhoef and his wife Nicole Pence of Ithaca, N.Y., Kristi Slifka of Ventura and Cori Slifka of Seattle, Wash.; four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Nowlan Savage and Myles and Jules Eickmann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave. in Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pentecost Lutheran Church, 2213 Coolidge Ave., Racine, WI, 53403. This is where she was baptized, confirmed, married and where she remained a member. Donors may also send contributions to a charity of their choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 5, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)


Betty Heberling Slivkov

The following information is from the "Sacramento Union," 4/9/1986, page A8, it was contributed by Nancy Poppin Posey,
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Betty Slivkov, 62, died Friday, April 4, 1986. She was a Yolo County court clerk for 13 years, and she lived in the Sacramento area since 1951.

Her children were listed as: Sharon Slivkoy, Robert R. Slivkoy, and Kris Manley. She had three grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held, and the family preferred memorials directed to The American Cancer Society or the Sacramento Mercy Hospice. The River City Funeral Chapel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.


James Kleven Slover

James Kleven Slover died Tuesday, Jan 15, 2002, at age 52. Born on Sept. 10, 1949, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Doris and JW Slover, Mr. Slover was raised in the Texas Panhandle. He was a 10-year resident of Pine Tree Gardens and had many friends and affiliations in Davis.

He was an Eagle scout and was awarded the highest scouting honors in the Order of the Arrow. He attended UC San Diego and served in the Peace Corps in Mali, Africa.

Mr. Slover is survived by his sisters; Susan Slover and husband Michael of Woodland, Anita Trieweiler and husband Patrick of Merced, and Betsy Coonfield and husband Jim of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by his brother John Slover of Oakley.

He is also survived by nieces Megan Murphy, Katie and Maggie Trieweiler and nephews, JD Slover-Murphy and Matthew Trieweiler.

Mr. Slover was surrounded with "loving care from his family of Pine Tree residents and staff and the mental health community of Davis" at the time of his death, according to family members.

A private burial is scheduled at Monument Park in Woodland. A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan, 22, at the Unitarian Church, 27074 Patwin Road, off Russell Boulevard in Davis.

In lieu of flowers please direct memorial donations to Pine Tree Gardens, P.O. Box 988, Davis, 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, January 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

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