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Corrine Smail-Whitsett

Corrine Smail-Whitsett died Monday, Feb. 7 at age 45.

Mrs. Smail-Whitsett was born May 7, 1959 to Gilbert Smail and the late Connie Smail. She had been a Yolo County resident for four years. She attended Alma Heights Christian Academy and graduated from Terra Nova High School in Pacifica in 1977. She worked as a waitress for Sea Bowl and Vallemar Station in Pacifica.

Survivors include Mrs. Smail-Whitsett's husband of four years, Richard Whitsett of Woodland; her ex-husband, John Grasso of Fernley; her daughters, Victoria Grasso of Antioch and Valerie Grasso of Woodland; her stepdaughters, April Whitsett of Woodland and Theresa Burges of Tulsa, Okla.; her stepgrandchildren, A.J., Rosemary and Victoria Burges of Tulsa, Okla.; her father, Gilbert Smail of Pacifica and her sister, Susan Dicus of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her mother, Connie Smail.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Smail-Whitsett's name be directed to the Corrine Smail-Whitsett Memorial Fund, c/o U.S. Bank, 120 W. Court St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: Viewing is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Dr., Millbrae. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Chapel of the Highlands. Interment will follow the service at Sky Lawn Memorial Park, Route 35 and Highway 92, San Mateo. Chapel of the Highlands is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 15, 2005.)

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Arthur C. Small

Arthur Cloake Small died in his sleep at home Nov. 15, 2001. He was 88 years old.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1913 in Grand'mere, Quebec, Canada and became an American citizen in 1921. He was educated in Southern California at the San Diego Army-Navy Academy and was a graduate of UC Berkeley. He did his graduate work at Columbia, Stanford and Harvard.

He had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European Command from 1943-46. He retired in 1963 after serving as Commandant of the U.S. Army School of Finance at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. His second career brought him to the UC Davis campus, where he was vice chancellor for business and finance until his retirement in 1980.

After his retirement, he generously gave much of his time to voluntary service with community non-profit organizations, including the Unitarian Church, Yolo County Mental Health, Davis Art Center and International House. He was president of the KVIE board of directors for four years.

He was rarely seen without his cherished New Yorker magazine. Other passions included playing bridge and dominoes with good friends, having lunch with his "buddies," listening to his treasured collection of big band music, walking his dog Suzi and maintaining a secret stash of Oreo cookies.

He possessed a wry sense of humor and a razor-sharp political wit. He was a wonderfully unpretentious human being who quietly accomplished much in his life. Any further accolades would not be in keeping with his genuinely modest nature.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion; his children, Randall and Dana; his brother, Ted and his wife Judy; his nephew Andrew; his nieces, Jennifer and Allison; his grandchildren, Shanta and Joy Joy; his beloved dog Suzi; and many friends.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests no flowers, although donations can be made to the Unitarian Church or a charity of your choice that assists the needy in the community.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for Friday, November 23, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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James E. Small

James E. Small died on Sept. 2, 2002. Born on May 12, 1921, in Springfield, Ill., he was 81 years old.

After a phone call from his mother, Catherine, telling him the phone company was hiring, he came to Santa Rosa and began a career with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph that lasted almost 42 years. This was interrupted by his service in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He return to Santa Rosa afterward and resumed his career.

He retired in 1983.

He loved to keep busy on projects for family and friends.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a philanthropic organization of telephone employees and families who perform volunteer work in the community. With this group he built handicapped access at state parks and dressed as Santa Claus. They visited orphanages and hospitals in Europe and Asia, dispensing gifts donated by local merchants at home.

He was a member of SIRS, and was a lifetime member of Theodore Roosevelt Post 21 of the American Legion. He and his wife Olly volunteered at the Luther Burbank Center and at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

After moving to Davis in 2000 they were auxiliary volunteers at Sutter Davis Hospital and at the Davis Senior Center.

He was the beloved husband of Olly Small and the loving father of John Small of Sacramento, and James Small and his wife Susan of Sebastapol. He was the adored grandfather of Kathryn Small.

He was preceded in death by his brother, George Small, and sisters, Ruth Ross and Betty MacCallum.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Saint Phillips Church in Occidental. Contributions in his memory should be made to the SBC-Pacific Bell Pioneers, Redwood Council/Redwood Life Member Club, Golden Bear Chapter, P.O. Box 160633 Sacramento, CA 95816.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

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Abner Byron Smith

"Last rites held for A. B. Smith, Sr., 79

Abner Byron Smith, Sr., 79, a native of Nebraska, died in Sacramento on Thursday, February 3. He is the brother-in-law of Ray F. Sears of Winters.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Myers of Paradise; a son, Abner Byron Smith, Jr., of Daly City; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Bascum, Oakland, and Mrs. Nadine Troy, Piedmont; two step-sons, Harry Pugh of Pittsburg and Leslie Pugh of Guam.

Funeral services were under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity on Monday, February 7, in the Mission Chappel of Andrews and Greilich on Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.

Interment was in the Sierra Hills Memorial Park."

(Name and date of newspaper is unknown, although Abner Smith died on February 3, 1966, according to the funeral announcement.)

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Alta Jean Smith

Alta Jean Smith died in her Woodland home Friday, April 16, 2004, at age 68.

Born Dec. 1, 1935, in Emporia, Kan., She graduated from Davis High School in 1954. She was a member of the Woodland Eagles, Woodland Senior Center and the Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise Club.

Survivors include her grandson, Robert Stoner of Woodland; brother, Walter Smith of Davis; sister, Beckwith of Cedar Springs, Mich. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stoner; and her children, Steven, Elaine and Aaron on July 31, 1966.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Yolo County SPCA, P.O. Box 510, Davis 95617.

Services: Memorial services will be held at her husband's graveside on May 13, 2004 at 2 p.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, May 11, 2004.)

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Andrew Elmer "Drew" Smith

Andrew "Drew" Elmer Smith of Guinda died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Wednesday, Nov. 2 at age 83.

Mr. Smith was born Feb. 26, 1922 in Guinda. He was a life-long Yolo County resident. Mr. Smith was a 1940 graduate of Esparto High School and spent two years in the U.S. Navy. From 1948 through 1988, he was the owner of Capay Valley Telephone System Inc. He was known as "Andy the one-man telephone company." He was a life member of VFW Post No. 7143, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 50-year member of Golden Sheaf National Grange and Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include Mr. Smith's wife, Norma Smith; his stepson, Loren Hamilton and his wife Kathy of Capay; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Ruth Kerr and her husband Red of Rancho Cucamonga; and his brother, Ernest Smith of Chico. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorena Smith; his father, William C. Smith; and his brother, Lawrence Smith.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Smith's name be directed to the Esparto Foundation for Public Education, P.O. Box 774, Esparto, 95627; St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland 95695; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Capay Cemetery in Capay. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 5, 2005.)

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Barbara J. Smith

Barbara J. Smith died on April 25, 2002 at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born on March 16, 1941, she was 61 years old.

Barbara lived in San Francisco for most of her life and was well loved by her friends and family. She gave her love and generosity to so many. She drove the Winters Senior Van and delivered meals for Meals On Wheels. Her unconditional love will live in our memories forever and she will never be forgotten.

She was the loving wife of Charles Lee Smith, of Winters. She was the loving mother of Thomas, Teresa Abarca and Christi Lee Smith, all of Winters. She is also survived by a sister, Beverly Barney of Eureka, a brother Richard of South Carolina, her first husband Frank Abarca of San Francisco and her mother-in-law Minnie Beiche of Montana.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael.

Services will be held at the Winters Community Center on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

Donations may be made in her name at First Northern Bank.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 2, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

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Bernice "Bea" Virginia Ellison Smith

Born Oct. 24, 1931, in Niceville, Fla., Mrs. Smith had been a Yolo County resident for 26 years. She was an active member of the Woodland Christian Center and served as a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Diana and husband Ted Blann of Roseburg, Ore.; sons, James David Smith and his partner Mary Dean of West Sacramento, Donald Wayne Smith, and wife Linda Sue Yarbrough of Zamora, Gerald Noah Smith and wife Lynn Diana Cooksey of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicole Blann-Moreland, Dustin Blann, Marcus and Matthew Smith, Jamie Smith Lopez and Gabriel Smith; and great-grandchildren, Lexi and Zachary Blann-Moreland, Kayla Smith and Isabella Lopez; and former daughter-in-law, Lori Jennings of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Smith in 1992; her father, Maxwell Ellison; mother, Florence Allen Ellison; and brother, Charles M. Ellison.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; or Mercy House Hospice, 3035 Laurel Springs Drive, Roseburg, Ore., 97470. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland. Graveside services immediately following in Woodland Cemetery, and a reception following at the American Legion on Bush St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 27, 2003.)

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Betty Ann Smith

Betty Ann Smith died in Woodland Monday, Feb. 21 at age 78.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 1, 1926 in Oregon. She had been a Yolo County resident for 75 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yolo Flyers Club, Town & Country Club and the Elks B.P.O.E. Emblem Club.

Survivors include Mrs. Smith's daughters, Cindy Foster and her husband Scott of Stockton, Lori Hardung and her husband Kurt of Reno, Nev.; her sons, Doug Smith and his wife Kathy and Tim Smith and his wife Debbie all of Woodland and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. "Red" Smith.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Smith's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617 or to the Meals on Wheels Program.

Services: A celebration of Mrs. Smith's life is scheduled for noon Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Yolo Flyers Club. Interment will be private. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 25, 2005.)

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Bonnie Ruth Smith

Bonnie Ruth Smith died at her home in Woodland, Monday, Aug. 8 at age 62.

Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 9, 1942 in San Francisco to Robert and Beverly (Beasley) Krull. She had been a Yolo County resident for 26 years. She graduated from McClymonds High School in 1960. She was an activity director at St. John's Retirement Village of Woodland for 25 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Smith's husband of 27 years, Byron Smith of Woodland; her stepmother, Bea Krull; her stepbrothers, Mike and Kenny Krull, all of Berkeley; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Smith's name be directed to The American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at St. John's Retirement Village Chapel, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland. Private interment will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 16, 2005.)

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Charles Monroe Smith

Charles Monroe Smith died in his Woodland home Sunday, June 26, at age 90.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Pine Bluff, Ark. He had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a woodcutter, carpenter and farmer, and for six years, he served as a crossing guard at Woodland Prairie Elementary School. He was also a member of Woodland United Fellowship Church.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 19 1/2 years, Anita of Woodland; daughter, Yvonna Smith of Lincoln; son, Monroe Smith of Auburn; stepdaughter, Debbie Juarez of Woodland; stepsons, Kenneth, Stanley and Bobby Vernon all of Woodland; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Monnie Lankford of Tracy. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his former wife, Ruby; and brothers Hugh and Phinous Smith.

The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland United Fellowship, in Mr. Smith's name.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Woodland United Fellowship Church, 240 N. West St., Woodland, with Reverend Carl Morgan officiating. Interment will follow the funeral at Fair Oaks Cemetery, Fair Oaks. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 29, 2005.)

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Dennis Charles Smith

Dennis Charles Smith died peacefully in his home on Jan. 4, 2003, after a battle with cancer. He was 55.

He was born May 23, 1947, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Charles and Doris Smith, the oldest of three children. The family moved to San Diego in 1956. Smith majored in history and earned his bachelor's degree from UC San Diego in 1969 and his master's degree from San Diego State University in 1973.

After a brief stint in the U.S. Air Force, he enrolled in UC Davis with the intent of obtaining a Ph.D. in history. He worked for 24 years at the Energy Commission, from which he retired in December.

As an amateur astronomer, he established and hosted for many years the monthly Explorit Astronomy Club, his goal being to make astronomy fun and accessible to families and young people. He supported Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was both a formal and informal Big Brother to several boys. He was active in his neighborhood, co-hosting many block parties and serving as block captain for the Neighborhood Watch association.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Doris Smith, sister and brother-in-law Cheri and Gary Walling, and niece Kelsey Walling, all of Jackson; his brother, Kevin Smith of San Diego; his wife, Christal Waters; his children, Charles and Ellery Smith; his sister-in-law and her husband, Mary-Mignon and Bill Mitchell of Belmont; and his many aunts and cousins in California, South Dakota, Iowa, Washington and British Columbia.

A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorials may be sent to Explorit Science Center, P.O. Box 1288, Davis, CA 95617, or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, January 5, 2003.)

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Edythe Clarissa Smith

Edythe Clarissa Smith died Dec. 6, 2003, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. Born July 1, 1915, in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada, she was 88 years old.

While working in Edmonton, Alberta, she met Lloyd M. Smith, and they were married on June 26, 1948. In 1950, the couple moved to Davis, where Lloyd completed studies for his Ph.D. at UC Davis, and then in 1954 joined the department of food science and technology.

Edythe led a very full life. Her family says she especially enjoyed cooking, entertaining in her home, traveling abroad, designing clothing and raising her sons. "She was an active and well-loved member of the Davis community," her family says.

She and her husband had the opportunity to live in New Jersey, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil while on sabbatical leaves.

She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Mather of Edmonton; her husband, Lloyd M. Smith, professor emeritus, of Davis; and their sons, Michael and his wife Elaine of Davis and Douglas and his wife Lisa of Fair Oaks.

She was devoted to her granddaughters, Ashley Smith of Davis and Lauren Dunn and Rachel Dunn, both of Fair Oaks. The family also offers loving acknowledgment to Ann Moore and family of Irvine, Rose and George Besser of Davis, and to Edythe's many nieces and nephews in Alberta.

Per family request, a private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, December 11, 2003.)

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Diana Smith

Friends and family deeply mourn the loss of Diana Smith, who died from cancer on Jan. 3, 2003, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Born on May 5, 1955, she was 47 years old. She was a longtime Santa Rosa resident who worked as an admissions counselor at Sonoma State University where she received her bachelor's degree in 1986.

She loved hiking and spending time on the Northern California coast with her friends and family. Her lifelong passion for horses and her commitment to community service led her, in recent years, to volunteer at Giant Steps in Petaluma, an equestrian center that provides horseback riding lessons to disabled children.

In the last few weeks of her life, she was cared for by her sister, Vicki Smith; her brother-in-law, Steve McMahon; her niece, Molly McMahon; and by many friends whom she had come to know in Davis, including the families of Chris and Poh Wee and Cindi and Andy Kerr.

She also leaves behind two brothers, Steve Smith and his wife Judi of Victorville, and Roger Smith and his children of Hawaii. In addition, she leaves a wonderful community of friends and co-workers in Santa Rosa where services will be held.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Giant Steps, 595 Deer Creek Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952.

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

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Emeline Smith

"Mrs. Smith, Yoloan 68 Years, Dies

Mrs. Emeline Smith, 92, resident of Yolo county for 68 years, died in her sleep Sunday at her home in Brooks. She was a native of Buchanan, Michigan, and came west in 1875 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henry, local pioneers.

Although in failing health for a long time, Mrs. Smith's death was sudden and came as a great shock to her friends and relatives throughout Yolo county.

Mrs. Smith was an active member of the W.C.T.U. and during her life-time had been a leader. She was kind and considerate and had a wide circle of friends who loved and admired her.

She is survived by three sons, Willard F. and Henry Earl Smith of Brooks and Avery G. Smith of Venice; two daughters, Mrs. Ivy J. Baas of Hubbard, Texas, and Mrs. Clyde P. Harlan of Compton; a sister, Mrs. Alma Cranston of Woodland; a brother George W. Henry of Scotia, Illinois, and 10 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

(Name and date of newspaper is unknown.)

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Ethel Helen Smith

Ethel Helen Smith died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at age 84.

Born June 22, 1918, in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Smith had been a Yolo County resident for 56 years. She was a member of Town and Country Club in Woodland and was a world traveler. She did a variety of volunteer work.

Survivors include her sister, Mildred Simler and stepdaughter, Janet Bryant; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Smith; sisters, Ruth Eckel, and Eva Scheinfeldt; and brother, Jim Smith.

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

Services: No services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 11, 2003.)

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Etta Viola Smith

Etta Viola Smith died in Woodland on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at age 97.

Born Dec. 17, 1906, in Kincaid, Kan., Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late William Henry and Frances (Mealman) Lake. She moved with her family to California in 1912 and had been a Yolo County resident since 1925. She had been a homemaker all her adult life.

Survivors include her daughters, Edna Long of Penn Valley, Ethel Johnston of Woodland, and Edith Anderson and husband Jack of El Macero; and son, Roger Smith of New Plymouth, Idaho; grandchildren, Marsha Hovey and husband Roy of Morgan Hill, David Parrott and wife Jennifer of Oakley, Scott Johnston and wife Sheila of Woodland, Craig Smith and wife Cindy of Las Vegas, Linda Stewart of Carson City, Lauralee Boyle and husband Keith of Sacramento, Lisa Johnston and husband Mark of Woodland, Lana Maeder and husband Herb of Meadow Vista, and John Anderson and wife Lisa of Sacramento; sister, Julia Gamble of Hanford; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay C. Smith, in 1964; sons-in-law, Bill Johnston, in 1992, and Ivan Long, in 2002; and grandsons, Kirk Johnston, in 2003.

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

Services: Services will be conducted privately.

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

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Harmon E. Smith

A beloved husband, father and friend, Harmon E. Smith died May 19, 2006, with his family at his side. He was 89 years old.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A reception will follow in the church's Fellowship Hall.

Born on March 17, 1917, in Ogden, Utah, to J.C. and Lucile Smith, he graduated from Hollywood High School in Southern California. He entered the U.S. Army, serving on a military transport ship from Hawaii to the Persian Gulf.

Returning to the States, he was reassigned to Munich, Germany, where he met his wife Barbara.

From the Army, Harmon went to work at the U.S. Post Office in Sacramento. He retired in June 1972 after 32 years of service.

He enjoyed 34 years of retirement.

He was active in Boy Scouts, was a member of Davis Community Church and was a member of the Senior Davis Golf Group. He enjoyed his family, reading and playing bridge.

Harmon is survived by his wife Barbara; a son, Michael Smith and his wife Dorothy of Felton; a daughter, Trudy Hollis and her husband John of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and his grandchildren, Steven Smith of Fair Oaks, Brigham Craun of Felton, Jason Maxwell and his wife Jana of Phoenix, and Jesse Hollis of Prescott, Ariz.

The family wishes to express their appreciation for his doctors and hospice nurses.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Yolo Hospice, Davis Community Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 22, 2006.)

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Helen C. Tippit Smith

Helen C. Tippit Smith died June 18, 2005, at Courtyard Health Care in Davis. She was 83.

Born Nov. 13, 1921 in West Monroe, La., she and her twin brother Tim were raised by their father after their mother died in childbirth. Her father was prominent in real estate and her grandfather Nathanial was a former mayor of West Monroe. She attended Stevens College in Missouri and Virginia Intermont in Virginia.

"She loved Davis and was a loving mom who cherished her family, living in the community for the past 35 years," her family said. "She had many friends and acquaintances and was known for her deep Southern accent."

Her hobbies included watching the Sacramento Kings, and collecting "anything Kings." She also loved playing Nintendo games, and was probably one of the oldest to call the Nintendo hotline when she had a problem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith, in 2004.

She is survived by her daughters Kim and husband Jeff Hills of Vacaville and daughter Tina and husband Sonny Hancock of Davis; son Billy and wife Kari, and step-grandchild Jeffrey, all of Fernley, Nev.; twin brother Tim of Victoria, Texas; step-sister Tad of Lincoln, Neb.; nieces; one nephew and her beloved dog, K.C.

A graveside service and inurment will occur in West Monroe.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 22, 2005.)

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Helen E. Smith

Helen Elizabeth Smith of Davis died May 24, 2002, at the Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital in Davis. She was 85.

She was born Helen Claghorn on April 11, 1917, and was raised in Boston and lived there through early adulthood.

As a young woman, she was an accomplished horsewoman and pianist. In 1944, at age 27, she joined Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service, underwent military training at Stillwater, Okla., and was later stationed at Sanford, Maine, where she was yeoman second class and troop bugler. She left the emergency service organization in 1946.

While in Maine, she met her future husband, Byers Granville Smith, who at the time was a lieutenant in the Navy. He later retired as a lieutenant commander.

The two lived a military family life, residing in Indiana; Chula Vista; Long Island; Boston; Washington, D.C.; and Monterey. After his retirement, they settled in Thousand Oaks.

She also raised four children: Stephen Granville of Victorville, Victoria Ann of Davis, Diana Elizabeth of Santa Rosa and Carl Roger of Hawaii. She was employed as an executive secretary throughout the years she raised her children.

Her husband died unexpectedly in 1969, and left her with two young children still at home. She then moved the family to Pebble Beach, where she volunteered as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps, working with girls who hoped to join the military.

She decided to finish her college education and received her bachelor's degree in history from UC Santa Cruz at age 66. She later moved to Tacoma, Wash., where she was actively involved in Parkland United Methodist Church. She became a minister at that church in 1984.

When her health declined in 2000 she moved to Davis to be near her children.

She is survived by all her children; by her brother, William Claghorn of Princeton, Mass.; grandchildren Molly, Crystal and Casey; and step-grandchildren Travis and Joel.

She is further survived by son-in-law Steve McMahon of Davis; and daughters-in-law Judi Smith of Victorville and Christina Smith of Hawaii.

The family extends deep gratitude to the nursing staff (especially in the E-wing) and the administration of Sierra, which is unparalleled in its compassion and the quality of their care, and to the members of the United Methodist Church of Davis, who welcomed Helen into their community and provided sustenance to her until her death.

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 30, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Helen E. Smith

Helen E. Smith died Jan. 1, 2003, at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Davis. Born Jan. 30, 1907, in Spiritwood, N.D., to Charles and Esther Nyberg, she was 95.

The Nyberg family moved to Ontario, Calif., in 1912. After graduating from Chaffey High School, she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary and attended Chaffey Junior College.

She married Charles A. Smith, her high school sweetheart, in 1930. They lived in Bellingham and Seattle, Wash., for 3 1/2 years before returning to Ontario, where they lived until moving to Davis in September 1981. Charles died suddenly 16 days later.

She was a longtime active member of Bethel Congregational Church in Ontario, and joined the Davis Community Church in 1982.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Rollins of Davis; grandson, Roderick Rollins and his wife Julie of Tulare; granddaughter, Yvonne Rollins of Denver; and sisters-in-law, Carrie Nyberg of Quartzite, Ariz., and Lois Jacobs of Downey; and nieces and nephews in the United States and Sweden.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and LaForrest, and three weeks ago by her son-in-law, Raymond Rollins.

At her request, no services will be held. Memorials may be sent to Davis Community Church Building Fund or Bethel Congregational Church in Ontario.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 10, 2003.)

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James D. Smith

James D. Smith died on June 29, 2005 at Woodland Health Care at age 78.

Mr. Smith was born July 31, 1926 to the late Columbus and Vesta Lee Smith. He had been a Yolo County resident for 41 years. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was employed by Contadina Foods in Woodland from 1965-1989, he was also a member of Woodland United Fellowship Church.

Survivors include Mr. Smith's wife of 56 years, Faye Smith; Sons, Gordon Smith of Tennessee, Alan Smith and wife Dorothy of Vacaville, Stan Smith and wife Dot of Robbins, Mike Smith and wife Sue of Woodland; Sister Janet Smith of Oklahoma; Brothers, Lloyd, Archie, Jerry and Gary Smith of Oklahoma and stepbrother Lewis Smith of Arkansas.

He is also survived grandchildren by Diana Faye David, Christina Smith, Terry Smith, Jeremy Smith, Wendy Satter, Layla Eagleton, Brandy Smith, James Smith, Dewayne Smith and Michael D. Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Vesta Lee Smith; Brothers, Argie Smith, Evlys Smith and sister Leona Teague.

Services: A visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Woodland United Fellowship Church at 240 North West St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Woodland United Fellowship Church at 240 North West St., Woodland. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Carl Morgan will be officiating.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, July 4, 2005.)

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James Kenneth Smith

James Kenneth Smith died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, June 28, 2004, at age 63.

Born Aug. 10, 1940, in Hollywood, Mr. Smith had been a four-year Yolo County resident.

Services: Interment is scheduled at Woodland Cemetery's Public Guardian monument. North Sacramento Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, July 23, 2004.)

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Joy Lorraine Smith

Joy Lorraine Smith died in her Woodland home Saturday, April 19, 2003, at age 80.

Born April 26, 1922, in Ladysmith, Wis., Mrs. Smith had been a Yolo County resident for 34 years. She was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Mildred (Witsleb) Stanton. She worked for Woodland Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse for 35 years.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Harlan L. Smith; son, Mark A. Smith of Sacramento; and daughter, Sandra Smith and husband Peter C. Hubbard of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; granddaughters, Iris and Vanessa Hubbard of Mt. Vernon; brother, William Stanton of Afton, Va.; niece, Carla Martindale of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Ms. Betty Bailey of Huntington Beach.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617, in her behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: No visitation is scheduled prior to the services. A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 23, 2003.)

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Kermit Christian Smith, Sr.

Kermit Christian Smith Sr. died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 3 at age 81.

Mr. Smith was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Pearson, Ark. He had been a Yolo County resident for 36 years. He was a high school graduate and served one year in the U.S. Navy. He had a 30-year career with the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of chief warrant officer 3. After retiring, he worked for 10 years as a tour bus operator for senior citizens. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, ombudsman, and a member of the NRA, VFW Post 1985 and Dixon Boat Club.

Survivors include Mr. Smith's wife of 58 years, Ida Mae Smith of Woodland; his sons, Kermit C. Smith Jr. and his wife Sharon of Woodland, Ernest L. Smith and his wife Deborah of Benicia; his grandchildren, Bryan C. Smith and his wife Tiffany of Citrus Heights and Gillian M. Smith of Benicia; his sisters, Wanda Pedroia and her husband Melvin of Woodland and Patsy Vorce of Vancouver, Wash.; and his sister-in-law, Margaret Smith of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde F. Smith and Verbal Kramer; his brother, Clyde Roland Smith and his brother-in-law, Richard Vorce.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Smith's name be directed to the donor's favorite charity.

Services: A graveside service with full military honors is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. The Masonic Lodge will officiate. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 8, 2005.)

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Lloyd Haskell Smith

Born Feb. 6, 1928. Entered into God's care Feb. 4, 2005. For 45 years, a loving and devoted husband to Norma Jean Nichols Smith. Survived by two sons: Lewis Meline and family of Roseville, Brian Smith and family of Brentwood; sisters: June Eubanks and family of Fallbrook, Carolyn Martin Davis of Phelan and Linda Joyce Hart of Trinidad, Colo.; brother John Duane Martin of Abilene, Texas and a very special niece, Cynthia Eubanks of Fallbrook. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also toured with several country and western bands as a steel guitarist and was one of the members of "Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys." Later he pursued a career with Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and retired in 1992 as an R&D Engineering Specialist.

For many years Lloyd enjoyed golfing, trout fishing and caring for his vegetable garden.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Chapel of the Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 09, 2005.)

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M. Arline Smith

M. Arline Smith died Jan. 27, 2006. A Davis resident for four years, she was 83.

A celebration of her life begins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oddfellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

Born Feb. 20, 1922, she grew up on a ranch near Great Falls, Mont. She came to California in 1945. She was employed at Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale where she worked as a dispatcher in the maintenance department and as a union steward. She retired after 28 years with the company.

Upon retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, playing golf, working in her garden, painting and traveling with friends. She was an active member of the Davis International Order of Odd Fellows Yolo Lodge 169 and Rebekah Lodge 253.

She is survived by two children, Tom Allen and his wife Cindy of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Leslie Patti and her husband Joe of Davis; her brother, Roger Nelson and his wife Lois of Belt, Mont.; her sister, Eleanor Hess and her husband Robert of San Carlos; four grandchildren, Tony Patti, Caroline Patti and her husband John Hesse and Andrea and Eric Allen; and two great-granddaughters, Isabelle and Madelyn Hesse.

She is further survived by four nieces, one nephew and other family members.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 31, 2006.)

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Marcia L. Smith

Marcia Leslee Smith died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the Palo Alto home of her eldest son. She was born in Monte Vista, Colo. on May 6, 1928, to the late Leslie and Isabelle Dunnells. She was 72.

She had lived in Davis since 1989. She graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to teach kindergarten for 20 years at Gomes School in Fremont. As a teacher, she impacted many lives.

She had many hobbies including traveling to destinations around the world and spending time with her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1969, and her son Alan Jon Smith, in 1991. She is survived by three sons, Marshall Joseph Smith and wife Cathy of Palo Alto; Stuart Wayne Smith and wife Debbie of Jackson; and Steven Lyle Smith and his wife of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Vera AIlson. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, whom she loved very much.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday. Friends may attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Donations may be made in Mrs. Smith's name to the cancer charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," August 29, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Margaret Laverne Smith

Margaret Laverne Smith died peacefully in Woodland on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. Born in Woodland, March 18, 1925. She attended Woodland schools.

She earned her registered nursing degree through Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland. She had been a resident of Yolo County for most of her life, moving to Fort Bragg 15 years ago.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Henry Smith; daughters, Margaret Perry and Susan Smith, all of Fort Bragg, Barbara Vest and husband Dennis of Woodland; son, Philip Smith and wife Susan of Fort Bragg and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Leslie and Alex Vest of Woodland.

She is also survived by brothers, William Oliver and George Oliver and sisters, Barbara Agnew, all of Woodland.

Preceding her in death was a son, Brian Smith; and brother, Joe Oliver Jr.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 28, 2003.)

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Margaret M. Smith

Margaret M. Smith died in her Davis home on Sept. 14, 2002. Born on July 27, 1917, she was 85 years old.

She was a devoted wife for more than 46 years to the late Albert Albracht, a beloved mother to three children, Robert, Peter, and James and his wife Gail; and a cherished grandmother of three grandchildren, Emily, Daniel and Matthew.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1917 and was raised there as an only child by her late parents Mary (O'Brien) and Charles Albracht. She graduated from Villa Maria College for Women in Erie, Pa., where she studied physical education.

She married Albert of Rockville Centre, N.Y., at Our Lady of Refuge Roman Catholic Church of Brooklyn in 1946. Before moving several times to Valley Stream, N.Y.; Malverne, N.Y.; and Deerfield, Ill.; the couple settled into their long-term residence in Massapequa, N.Y., in 1962.

Following her husband's death in 1992, she moved to Davis to be near her son Peter.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who was best known for her gentle and kind personality, strong family values and a deep faith in God.

Viewings were held on Sept. 20 at the Massapequa Funeral Home in Massapequa, N.Y.

A funeral Mass to celebrate her life was held at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Massapequa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Catholic charities.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 27, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Marjorie Ann Smith

Marjorie Ann Smith, 84.

Born in the small village of Woodville, in Tulare County, and raised on an orange grove in nearby Woodlake, Marjorie and her identical twin sister Miriam both retained the small town agricultural roots and sensibilities of Central California, and grew to become the toast of Washington D.C. as the debutante nieces of Bay Area Congressman Albert E. Carter. The daughter of Donald Smith and Oma Grimsley Smith, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Marjorie was enjoying the social life in Washington when she was introduced to her future husband, Army Captain and White House Aide, Hule A. Smith.

Marjorie and Hule were wed in a splendid ceremony in the National Cathedral in Washington, attended by such notable personalities as Treasury Secretary Margaret Chase Smith. They moved to Los Gatos, and later Burlingame where they raised their two sons Carter Austin Smith and Conover Carnes Smith. She was active in the Assistance League where she often worked in its thrift store. After Hule's death in 1995 she moved to Woodland to live with her twin sister Miriam Jones where they pursued their love of painting, travel and assisting the less fortunate. Her sons were at her side when she passed at home on Tuesday morning. Marjorie had been attended in her final days by a loving extended family, including Deborah Murray, and Don and Terri Jones.

Her sisters Dorothy Mayfield and Miriam Jones, as well as her sons Carter Smith and his companion Linda Dravis of Palm City Florida, Conover C. Smith and his wife Connie DeGrange of Sunol, and her grandchildren, Andrew Smith and Erica and Martin DeGrange Smith survive her.

A memorial service will be held for her on Friday, May 2nd at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Yolo County Hospice or the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley.

(A photograph of Marjorie Smith is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 01, 2003.)

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Mary Ellen Smith

Mary Ellen Smith died unexpectedly at her Roseville home on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at age 47.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1956, in Woodland, to William E. and Mary Elizabeth (Edgington) Smith.

Mary Ellen loved the outdoors, camping, attending the Baptist Church and was extremely close to and loved her family, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Evan Lee Torrez of Carmichael, daughters, Melissa E. Jurrison and husband Derrick of Carmichael, and Sara Ann Martin of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and four grandchildren.

She is also survived by her father William E. Smith of Sacramento, her brother Dennis L. Smith of Eugene, Oregon, and sister, Christie Sue Bernhagen and husband Bob of Nashville, Tenn., and five nieces and nephews. Her Aunt, Gertrude Creamer of Esparto and Uncle David Edgington of Woodland also survive her.

Also surviving are former husbands Dan Paul Johnston and Ron Martin.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Smith in 1995 and a brother, William E. Smith Jr, in 1962.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Capay Cemetery, Esparto. Rev. Elmer Prout will officiate. Friends and family are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mary Ellen's memory be made to a charity of the donar's choice.

Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements. Inquiries can be made by calling (530) 662-4658., or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 12, 2004.)

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Nathaniel D. Smith

Nathaniel D. Smith died in Holiday, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at age 71.

Mr. Smith was born July 21, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas and had been resident of Woodland for 28 years.

Survivors include Mr. Smith's mother, Ruby, his daughter and three sons, several grandchildren, sisters, and brothers.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 Scott St., Folsom. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Miller Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lakeside Memorial Lawn in Folsom. The Miller Funeral Home of Folsom is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 5, 2004.)

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Norma M. Smith

Norma McAfee Smith, a retired UC Davis librarian, died March 31, 2001, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. She was 91.

She was born in Stockton to James and Nina McGaffey McAfee and grew up in Berkeley, graduating from UC Berkeley. She was a receptionist/docent at the Ansel Adams Gallery in San Francisco and worked for the Park Service until World War II, when she became an executive secretary at the Richmond Tank Depot.

She met her future husband, George Smith, at that time, and they were married in 1942. He was a gunner on a B-17 bomber, assigned to Europe. His plane was shot down over Germany and he was a prisoner of war for two years.

After the war ended, they moved to Montana, where he earned a degree and then began teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle, and she worked in the campus bookstore. They lived on a houseboat on Lake Union. He was co-author of the "Handbook of English Grammar" by Perrin and Smith.

When his health began to fail, they moved to Berkeley; he died in 1960. She returned to UC Berkeley to earn a master's degree in library science and joined the staff of Shields Library in 1966 as a cataloguer. She retired in 1976.

She volunteered with the UCD Arboretum, where she organized the library and in 1980 it was named the Norma Smith Arboretum Library. She was also involved with the Pence Gallery, Davis Art Center and The Friends of Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and was a life member of the UC Berkeley Alumni Association.

She lived at Covell Gardens in Davis from 1992 until her death.

She is survived by a grandniece and two grandnephews.

A memorial service is pending.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 6, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Roland E. Smith

Roland Edward Smith, a 30-year resident of Davis, died April 9, 2000. Born at home on Aug. 22, 1927, to Clifton and Mary Smith of Central Point, Ore., he was 72.

He married Meryllene Marie Gebhard on March 6, 1948 in Medford, Ore.

While serving in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948, he was stationed in Korea. He graduated from Southern Oregon College in 1953 and received his master's degree from Humboldt State University in 1960.

His career as an educator included classroom teaching, elementary and junior high administration and 19 years as a consultant with the California State Department of Education.

He served as an elder at Davis Community Church and participated in many professional organizations. He enjoyed volunteer work after retirement.

Although he experienced declining health, he continued to pursue his joy of woodworking, gardening, fishing and traveling.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, family members said. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Delmar Smith of Central Point; and a sister, Dorothy Owens of Phoenix, Ore.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, Roland leaves a daughter, Linda Marie Alexander; son-in-law, John Alexander of Indio; son, Mark Roland Smith of Davis; one grandson, Casey Anthony Cagle of Chico; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Rene Cagle of Chico.

Additional survivors include two brothers, Harold Smith of Phoenix, Ore., and Norman Smith of Central Point, Ore. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Private interment will be at the Davis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Community Church Memorial Fund; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA, 95617; or to a charity of donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of April 9, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

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Roy O. Smith

Roy O. Smith, a Davis resident and World War II veteran, died May 26, 2003. He was 84.

He was born April 26, 1919, to Clyde and Lucy Hegler Smith. They lived first on the Hegler Ranch at Walker, then moved to Scott Valley. Smith graduated from Fort Jones High School in 1937.

On Dec. 3, 1939, he married his wife of 63 years, Dorothea Rae Newman. At the time he was working for his father and local rancher. He later went to work for the Yuba Dredge Company, moving to Benicia to serve a machinist apprenticeship offered by the company.

When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He spent most of his time on the island of Saipan, building refueling stations for B-17, B-19 and B-24 bombers.

After he was discharged in August 1946 he returned with his young family to Scott Valley and to his job on a dredge, this time on Coffee Creek in Trinity County.

In 1948 he went to work in the lumber business. In time he worked for several logging and lumber companies, including AP Logging, Eastlick Mills, Chaney Grant, Lester Easterlick and Sut Reynolds. He also had a partnership with Dick Luttrell in a backhoe and dump truck business for a time. While working for Easterlick Mills, Smith and his father designed and built sawmills at Finley Camp, on the Salmon River, and another near Montague.

In 1962 Smith became a heavy equipment mechanic for the State Division of Highways near Happy Camp. Two years later he transferred to the Division of Forestry in San Bernadino. Finally, in 1969, he transferred to the Davis facility of the Division of Forestry, where he served as superintendent of operations until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of the Masonic North Star Lodge 91 in Fort Jones, the Medford, Ore., Elks Club and the Yreka Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 29, all for more than 50 years.

Preceded in death by his parents and sisters Jean Van Lindt Lowe and Lorna Crawford, he is survived by his wife and four sons, James of Greenview, Edward of Union City, Thomas of Sparks, Nev., and Michael of Davis, as well as 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Masonic and military graveside services will be held at the Fort Jones Cemetery on June 7, 2003, at 11 a.m.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, June 1, 2003.)

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William "Bill" Bernard Smith

William "Bill" Bernard Smith, a longtime resident of Davis, died May 8, 2004, at Courtyard Health Care in Davis from natural causes. He was 78 years old.

Born on July 5, 1925, in Hartford, Conn., to Thomas and Helen Smith, he was one of seven children. After graduating from high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Rhineland Campaign and Central Europe Campaign. During his service, he received numerous medals and commendations, including a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He worked in the automotive repair industry for more than 35 years. He was described by his family as a simple, hard-working man who enjoyed his family. He was well respected in the community of Davis and will be missed by all who knew him, his family says.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers.

He is survived by his former wife and best friend, Helen Smith of Davis; his second wife, Ann Smith of Davis; his children, Kim Hills and her husband Jeff of Vacaville, Tina Smith of Davis, and Bill Smith and his wife Kari of Fernley, Nev. He is also survived by his grandson, Jeffrey Smith of Fernley, Nev.; his two sisters, Carol and Lorraine; and his two brothers, Jimmy and Dutch.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 13, 2004, 2004.)

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William George Smith

William George Smith died peacefully at the age of 83 on March 25, 2003. He was surrounded by his family. Born to Genevieve and George Smith on Jan. 8, 1920, he spent his childhood and early adult years in New Jersey.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he headed for California in 1944 to propose to the one and only love of his life, Rose. They began their 58-year marriage on Jan. 7, 1945, and raised their two children, Bill Jr. and Ginger, in San Jose.

Following a career with Bank of America, he moved to Davis with Rose to be near their daughter's family. They spent 21 years in retirement here, truly enjoying the simple, everyday pleasures of life together, sharing their love and laughter generously with their family and friends.

He was always the gentleman, loving, kind, devoted and patient. His gentle spirit will never be forgotten by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Bill Jr. and his wife Gerry Brosius of Monterey; daughter, Ginger Winters and her husband Don of Davis; two granddaughters, Becky and Jill; and his brother, David and his wife Mary of Bellevue, Wash.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, April 5, 2003.)

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Jonie Leigh Smither

Jonie Leigh Smither died at her home in Woodland Friday, Nov. 25 at age 52.

Ms. Smither was born Nov. 25, 1953 in Corning to Carl E. and Cora Belle (Tanner) Smither. She had been a Yolo Country resident all her life. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1971.

Survivors include Ms. Smither's sisters, Joyce Briles of Woodland and Onera Roberts of Chandler, Ariz. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cora Smither and her relatives, Jimmy Smither and Imogene Torres.

The family requests memorials in Ms. Smither's name be directed to the Mental Health Association of Yolo County.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Ms. Smither, private family services and interment were held. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.

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

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Bailey Renae Smith-Rogers

Bailey Renae Smith-Rogers an infant daughter of Eric Burdett Rogers and Sarah Sullivan Smith died Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Woodland Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents survivors include her maternal grandparents, Douglas and Kathleen Smith of Woodland and paternal grandparents, Harold Rogers of Paradise and Kimberley Chavannes-Gupton of Woodland.

A prayer service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 25, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 24, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

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Matthew C. Smolich

Sacramento native Matthew C. Smolich died on Jan. 21, 2003, in Sacramento. Born on June 1, 1925, he was 77 years old.

He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1943 and served as a bombardier in World War II. After the service, he was a member of the Sacramento Fire Department before going into the baking business. Starting in 1958, he worked on various projects in Alaska where he met his wife Virginia. He retired in 1989 and lived in Davis.

His brother, Joseph Smolich, preceded him in death.

He is survived by wife, Ginny Smolich; daughters, Becky Mergell, Sandy Mergell and Diane Cronan and her husband Timothy; brother, Andrew Smolich; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Smolich and Doris Smolich; grandchildren, Jennifer and Michelle Cronan; niece, Christine Stell; and nephews, James and Robert Smolich.

Visitation was Thursday at W.F. Gormley & Sons in Sacramento. A Mass of Christian Burial was planned this morning at St. Francis Church in Sacramento. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 25, 2003.)

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