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STAATS

Irma W. Staats

Irma W. Staats died July 6, 2001. Born April 20, 1912, in Copenhagen, Denmark, she was 89.

She came to the United States in 1930 and settled in Salt Lake City. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She met and married Frank Staats in 1935. They were married for 45 years before he died in 1980. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved her family. As a young girl, her dreams were to come to America, and to be a wife and a mother.

She is survived by her children, Richard Staats and his wife, Bernadette, of Los Angeles; Charlene Spint and her husband, Tom, of LaPine, Ore.; Robert Staats and his wife, Loretta, of Reno, Nev.; and Susan Blaine and her husband, George, of Davis. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A family service was held in Los Altos. Her interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 18, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STAATS

Malinda Frances Staats

Malinda Frances Staats, mother of former Davis Mayor Susie Boyd, died March 16, 2005. She was 88 years old.

Born Feb. 19, 1917, she lived her entire life in Charleston, W. Va. The third child of Eliza and Johnson Reed, she grew up in a large family and was a product of the Depression era. Her formal education ended when she was 15 years old.

She moved to town at that time and became what is now called an au pair. In those days she was called a "hired girl." She took care of three children of a family who owned the local funeral home.

When her formal education ended, she entered the school of life's experience and remained an astute and observant learner for the remainder of her life. She married Ray Staats and had three children by the time she was 20 years old.

Despite growing up in rural West Virginia in poor and uneducated families, the couple had qualities that set them apart, even as teenagers. Even as a child, she understood the importance of taking care of her health, her nutrition and her appearance.

She was described as a playful person. When she had three toddlers and needed to wax the wood floors, she would apply the paste wax, put one or two children on a sheet and pull them around on the floor. The children would whoop and holler with joy as the weight of their bodies did the polishing.

When her youngest child entered school, she began to work outside the home. One of her proudest moments was being hired by Diamond Department Store. Until that time she had known only a world of homemaking - raising all her vegetables and canning enough for the winter, getting up early and making biscuits and gravy or oatmeal for breakfast, putting on a pot of pinto beans to cook all day to be served with cornbread for supper, and sewing all the clothing for herself and her children on a treadle sewing machine.

The transition from dedicated wife and mother to a job outside of the home opened great vistas of experience for her and provided a positive role model for her daughters. She worked at Diamond for the next 20 years and became a part of one of the important institutions of Charleston.

As her children grew to adulthood and had their own children, her horizons were continually expanded. Her visits to her children and grandchildren took her to Indiana, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. Although West Virginia was always her home, she visited California many times during the past 40 years, developing ties and friendships especially in Sacramento, the home of three of her seven grandchildren, and in Davis, longtime home of her daughter Susie Boyd.

In 1994 while driving home from church, she was hit head-on by a drunken driver. She suffered more than 40 broken bones, including both arms, both legs and her pelvis. She fully recovered and remained healthy and strong for many more years.

Her strength of character and her determination were best demonstrated in May 2003 as she was driving to church one Sunday morning. She sideswiped an 18-wheeler truck on the freeway. The trucker was not even aware of the impact, but her car was destroyed, with the glass on the driver's side shattered.

She continued her drive to church. When she arrived she had to crawl out of the passenger side of the car, dumping broken glass out of her shoes. She was physically unscathed, but her driving days were over.

She remained in reasonably good health until she suffered a debilitating stroke, after which she lived for two more weeks. Her family is grateful for the few days to say goodbye, for the hospice residence facility and for the personnel there who eased the last days.

A celebration of her life was held at the Grace Church of the Nazarene in South Charleston, W. Va., with burial following at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ray Staats, in 1985; son, Bob Staats, in 1981; and son-in-law, Jim Boyd, in 1993.

She is survived by her son, William Staats and his wife Ellen of Charleston, W. Va.; her daughter, Susie Boyd of Mount Shasta; and her daughter, Barbara Burford and her husband Jack of Cross Lanes, W. Va.

She is further survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ted and Virgie Burford and Brad and Melinda Burford of Sacramento, Tammy Burford of Columbus, Ohio; Pam and Carlo Panzani of Colorado Springs, Colo; Randy and Donna Boyd of Mount Shasta; Cindy and George Montgomery of Charleston, W. Va.; and Connie and Phil Rickard of Sunbury, Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren, Colby, Keaton and Kelsey Burford, Trey and Lindsey Montgomery, Brock and Nicholas Rickard and Annie Boyd.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday April 12, 2005.)

STABENFELDT

Barbara Lou Danielson Stabenfeldt

Barbara Lou Danielson Stabenfeldt of Davis died April 11, 2006, with family and friends at her side. She was 76.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

The daughter of Hilmer and Hattie Danielson, she was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Spokane, Wash. She attended Louis and Clark High School there before graduating from Washington State University.

She married George H. Stabenfeldt in 1954. The couple lived in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Oklahoma before moving to Davis 38 years ago.

She pursued several careers, including co-founding the Best Design Available store, now the Design House, and working for the University of California Extension. After retiring, she volunteered with the Friends of the Davis Public Library.

She also served as an elder and as a member of the chancel choir at Davis Community Church.

Her family described her as an ardent Aggie fan, who for many years attended all football and basketball games. She also enjoyed traveling to Europe and Central America, and took yearly family vacations to Angora Lakes in the Sierra. She also loved her dog, Bunker.

She is survived by her children David and his wife Penny, Chris, Nancy and Lynn; and by grandchildren Jack, Vanessa and Brian.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 13, 2006.)

STACEY

Patricia E. Stacey

Patricia E. Stacey died unexpectedly at her home on July 14, 2002. She was 78 years old.

She was born on March 22,1924, in Sherman.

She lived in Davis for 30 years, working with Lyon & Associates since 1987.

She was a Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and a docent at the California State Railroad Museum. She served as a reading tutor in local schools and started the Monday night bridge group at the Davis Senior Center. Other activities included membership in the Republican Women's Club, the Yolo Historical Society and the Audubon Society.

She is survived by a sister, Alice Whettam of Southern California; three daughters, Joan Priday and Nancy Stacey Brown, both of Bend, Ore., and Jan York of San Jose; five grandchildren, Jeff Kammerer of San Diego, Julie Clever of Charlotte, N.C., Laura Francis of San Francisco, Derek York of Davis and Kevin York of San Jose; two great-grandchildren, Jenna Clever and Riley Francis; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. Donations in her memory may be made to Yolo County CASA.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 18, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STAFFORD

Frances L. Stafford

Frances Louise Stafford, a 55-year resident of Davis, died July 30, 2000, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. Born April 4, 1911, in Idaho, she was 89 years old.

She and her family came to Sacramento when she was 12 years old. She attended schools in Sacramento, including Sacramento City College, before graduating from UC Berkeley. Upon graduation, she returned to Sacramento where she worked for the state until she married Dr. Eugene Marshall Stafford in 1940.

In 1945, the couple came to Davis, when Stafford joined the faculty at UC Davis. They lived on Miller Drive in Davis from 1954 to 1998. In 1998 she moved to Covell Gardens, where she lived until February of this year, when she moved to the University Retirement Community in West Davis.

She was a member of the University Farm Circle at UC Davis.

Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Stafford of Oakland.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Burial will be private at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," July 30, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STAFFORD

Frances L. Stafford

Frances Louise Stafford, a 55-year resident of Davis, died July 30, 2000, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. Born April 4, 1911, in Idaho, she was 89 years old.

She and her family came to Sacramento when she was 12 years old. She attended schools in Sacramento, including Sacramento City College, before graduating from UC Berkeley. Upon graduation, she returned to Sacramento where she worked for the state until she married Dr. Eugene Marshall Stafford in 1940.

In 1945, the couple came to Davis, when Stafford joined the faculty at UC Davis. They lived on Miller Drive in Davis from 1954 to 1998. In 1998 she moved to Covell Gardens, where she lived until February of this year, when she moved to the University Retirement Community in West Davis.

She was a member of the University Farm Circle at UC Davis.

Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Stafford of Oakland.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Burial will be private at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of for the week of July 30, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STAFFORD

Marcella Austin Stafford

Marcella Austin Stafford died at her home Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, surrounded by her family. Born on Sept. 3, 1925, Mrs. Stafford was 80 years old and a longtime resident of Davis, moving there in 1951.

Mrs. Stafford was born in Sparks, Nev., and was a descendent of one of Nevada's early pioneering families. She graduated from Humboldt High School in Winnemucca, at 16 and went on to St. Francis School of Nursing in San Francisco becoming a registered nurse at the age of 20. She worked in Woodland, from 1960 to 1984 as an obstetric nurse at Yolo General and Woodland Memorial hospitals.

Mrs. Stafford was widowed in 1958 and raised four children as a single mother. She is survived by her son, David Stafford, of Reno; her daughters, JoAnn Achammer and husband David, of Golden Valley, Ariz.; Janice Stafford of Davis; and Judy Stafford of Dixon. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Paul Sage Jared III of San Rafael; Wade Leach of Davis; and Christal Stafford-O'Dell of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Stafford; parents, Ruth (Organ Hubbard) and Alfred D. Austin; and brother, Dale Austin.

Services: A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Golden Gate Cemetery in San Bruno. Burial will be private. The family has scheduled a memorial celebration of her life at the home of John and Darlene Doerr, 815 Braddock Court, Davis, from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 101, Davis, 95617-1014. The Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, October 10, 2005.)

STAFFORD

Phyllis Marguerite Stafford

Phyllis Marguerite Stafford died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at age of 80. Born in Woodland, Ca. on May 11, 1922, to Earl and Marie Anderson. She attended Holy Rosary School and graduated from Woodland High School in 1940.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and past member of Delta Theta Tau, Native Daughters and Legion Auxiliary. She was employed by Yolo County Superintendent of schools for 28 years, retiring in 1982 and was an active and dedicated community volunteer.

Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl Anderson Jr. and husband Howard M. Stafford. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michael and Carol Alexander of Yuba City; grandchildren, Michele Alexander of Yuba City and Michael & Laura Alexander of Sacramento; great-granddaughter, Bobbie Joleen Alexander of Sacramento; and her sister, Marilyn Moore and husband Edward of Woodland.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at McNary's Chapel in Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society; the Food Closet; or to donor's choice.

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

STAFFORD

Reva E. Stafford

Reva Stafford passed away on Sunday, November 30 at Emerald Gardens in Sacramento. Born on November 14, 1923 in Winters to Elmer and Mabel Bruhn (a pioneer family of Winters), she was 80 years old. Mrs. Stafford was a long time resident of Winters before moving to Sacramento 27 years ago. She was preceded in death by her son David Stafford and her brothers Meredeth and Gordon Bruhn. She is survived by her children Susan Klem of Ohio, and Janice Van Duyne of California. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Drive in Winters. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 11, 2003.)

STAIB

Georgette Louise Staib

Georgette Louise Staib died in Davis Thursday, Nov. 10 at age 87.

Mrs. Staib was born Jan. 29, 1918 in Lindsborg, Kan. She had been a Yolo County resident for 45 years. She was a member of Alpha Iota Sorority, a docent for the Crocker Art Museum and a supporter of Summer House.

Survivors include Mrs. Staib's daughter, Lana Sorensen and her husband Lance of Selah, Wash.; her stepson, Rolf Staib; her grandchildren, Erika Mentink and her husband Jim of Portland, Maine, Ryan Sorensen and his wife Stephanie of Tijuana, Mexico and T.J. Sorensen and his wife Michelle of Portland, Oregon; her sister, Alice Howard of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and her cousin, Jean O'Connell and her husband Jerry of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Conrad Staib; her son, Eric Staib; and her cousin, Beth Feeney.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 17, 2005.)

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Georgette Staib (2nd of 2 obits.)

Georgette Staib of Davis passed away at her home on Nov. 10.

Georgette was born Jan. 29, 1918 and raised in Lindsborg, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. She moved west as a young adult working in the war industry on the Manhattan Project during WWII. She then lived and worked in the San Francisco area as a legal secretary and met her future husband Conrad Staib. They were married and settled near Woodland in 1960.

Georgette was a 70 year member of the Alpha Iota Sorority, Oakland chapter, a long time docent for the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and more recently a member of the Red Hat Society at University Retirement Center where she resided. She was involved with many other organizations and charities during her lifetime.

Georgette's love and concern for the handicapped was very evident in the giving of her time, energy and resources to Summerhouse in Woodland and the Yolo Employment Services.

Georgette was preceded in death by her husband Conrad, her son Eric, and her cousin Beth Feeney.

Georgette is survived by her daughter Lana Sorensen and husband Lance of Selah, Wash.; her grandchildren Erika Mentink and husband Jim of Auburn, Maine, Ryan Sorensen and wife Stephanie of Tijuana, Mexico, and T.J. Sorensen and wife Michelle of Portland, Ore.; her cousin Jean O'Connell, husband Jerry and their children Erin, Jim and Kerry of Belmont, Calif.; her sister Alice Howard of Flagler Beach, Fla.; her niece Ann Evans of Flagler Beach, Fla.; her nephew John Howard of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her stepson Rolf Staib; her devoted caregivers April Trueblood of Davis and Shirley Whysong of Woodland; and all her friends at URC and in Yolo County.

A memorial service in honor of Georgette will be held at University Retirement Center, 1515 Shasta Drive, Davis on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, December 9, 2005.)

STAKER

James Denzel Staker

James Denzel Staker, 41, of Merced, was born on March 9, 1963 and passed away Saturday Aug. 21, 2004 at the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, from injuries sustained in an accident on Aug. 20, 2004.

Throughout Jim's life he has been driven to achieve scholastically. At graduation from high school, he received a scholastic scholarship. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Accounting. He worked at Touché Ross Accounting firm where he was able to obtain his CPA. While working full time as CFO and later as general manager of Conaway Ranch and Water District No. 2035 in Woodland, he earned his MBA from UC Davis.

He continued his career in agricultural water two and a half years ago when he accepted the position as General Manager of Henry Miller Reclamation District, No. 2131, and San Luis Canal Company in Dos Palos. In this capacity he served as a director on the San Joaquin River Task Force, San Joaquin River Resource Management Coalition, and San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority. Jim helped shepherd the continued development of Reclamation District No. 2131 to assure its growth and progress. He had enormous vitality, energy and vision as they faced varied, complex political issues challenging the San Joaquin Valley agricultural farmlands. Jim was greatly admired by his Board of Directors, co-workers, landowners and constituents. He was dedicated to making sure that the farmers of his district had the necessary water and means to produce the best crops for this "bread basket" of California.

Jim has served as a leader in his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and in his past community, Woodland, where he ran for city council and owned and operated a pumpkin patch with his wife Darla. He's worked with city, county and state officials and legislators many times for the benefit of his community and work related issues. He has been affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs. Jim has always loved nature and the great outdoors. His latest passion has been scuba diving where he has spent many happy hours in the waters off California and nearby islands where he has hunted a variety of fish and crustaceans and has developed a love of underwater photography.

Jim's most important priority was his family. He was a devoted and compassionate father, supporting his children emotionally in all of their extra-curricular activities. He loved attending their sports activities and fought for their victories. Jim loved his wife - they shared and lived their dreams together, never missing a day without the words spoken - I Love You. He was a loving friend to his father, mother and sisters.

Jim is survived by his wife, Darla, 38 and his children, Kaylan, 12, and Austin, 9 of Merced; his parents Fred J. and Mary G. Staker of Roseville; three sisters - Jessica Hackwell of Yuma, Ariz., Julia Fardos and Jennifer Pointer of Roseville.

A visitation has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel, 1490 B St., Merced. Funeral services will be held in Merced at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1080 Yosemite Ave., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at 10 a.m. His interment will be Monday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Newcastle Cemetery, 850 Taylor Road, Newcastle.

Contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund for Children of James D. Staker, (Molly Thacker, Trustee) County Bank, 1507 Center Ave., Dos Palos, 93620.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 27, 2004.)

STAMM

Murial Stamm

Murial Stamm, a resident of Davis since 1972, died unexpectedly at her Davis home on Jan. 29, 2004. Born Dec. 15, 1909, In Lake Benton, Minn., she was 94 years old.

She grew up in Pipestowe (Pipestone), Minn., and lived in Reseda, Calif., from 1965 to 1972, when she moved to Davis.

She was a longtime member of Davis Community Church, a docent at the Library Club, a member of the International House and a senior companion. She enjoyed walking and was very active up until her death.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Bellati and her husband Craig of Orinda and Jeanine Roche and her husband Gerry of Irvine; and three grandchildren, Jason Bellati of San Diego and Chelsea and Chloe Roche, both of Irvine.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. in downtown Davis. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances in her name may be made to Davis Community Church or to International House, Davis, 10 College Park.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 5, 2004.)

STAMPS

Ewing "John" Stamps

Ewing "John" Stamps of Woodland died Wednesday, Sept. 21 at age 75 at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland.

Stamps was born Sept. 22, 1929 in Yale, Ark. He had been a resident of Yolo County for 40 years. Stamps served in the Korean conflict with the U.S. Army and worked as a welder for PG&E upon his return.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Eunice Ann Stamps; daughters Cheryl Stamps of Missouri, Karen Hanneman and Deanna Colombo, both of Sacramento; brothers Claude Stamps and Clinton Stamps; sisters Dorothy Tuck, Lorene Acord and Irene Houston; grandchildren Erika Flores, Natasha Flores, Nathaniel Hanneman, Jonathon Colombo and Carmela Colombo; and great-grandson Joseph Morrow.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at Kraft Bros. Chapel at 175 Second St. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at the Assembly of God Church at 715 El Dorado. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, September 25, 2005.)

STANFIELD

Arthur Eugene "Gene" Stanfield

Arthur Eugene "Gene" Stanfield died at Summerfield Senior Care Center in Yuba City Monday, April 11 at age 83.

Mr. Stanfield was born Aug. 25, 1918 in Modesto. He had been a Yolo County resident for 55 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Philippines and Pacific Theater. He worked for 25 years as a U.S. postal clerk. He was a volunteer at Woodland First Christian Church and a docent at the Hayes Antique Truck Museum.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Ricki Kline of Yuba City; his grandchildren, Kim Novak and her husband Perry of Marietta, Ga. and Stephanie Glasgow and her husband Tim of Laguna Hills and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faith Stanfield.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Stanfield's name be directed to the American Heart Association, Northern California Chapter, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, 94010.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Thursday, at First Christian Church of Woodland, with Pastor Larry Love officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 14, 2005.)

STANFILL

John Stanfill

John A. Stanfill died in Woodland Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at age 60.

Born July 2, 1942, in Kingfisher, Okla., Mr. Stanfill had been a Yolo County resident for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and recently retired from McClellan AFB, having been awarded "Soldier of the Year 1979."

Mr. Stanfill is survived by his wife, Barbara Stanfill; children, Dean Stanfill and fiancée Vonna, Deann Simpson and husband Bobby, and John Stanfill and wife Kathy; and grandchildren, Marissa, Chelsey, Robby and Linnea, all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his father, John Ancel Stanfill of Woodland; brothers, Tom Walker and family of Anderson, Jim Stanfill and family of Georgia; and numerous other family members and friends.

A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at McNary's Chapel, with burial following in Woodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Yolo County Hospice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(A photograph of John Stanfill is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 3, 2003.)

STANG

Gene Lee Stang

Gene Lee Stang died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Sept. 13, 2003, at age 71.

Born Dec. 22, 1931, in Oakland, Mr. Stang had been a Yolo County resident for 22 years. He attended school at Contra Costa Jr College and University of California, Berkeley. He was an ace pitcher for University of California Bears, voted most valuable player in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He was a production manager for Hunt-Wesson Food in 1958 and retired in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Stang; daughters, Gina Crawford, Laura Geren and Linda Fibrow; grandchildren, Andrea Tatayon, Matthew Cotta, Kelly Lawrence, Kristina, Cody and Gabrielle Fibrow; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Cotta, Serene and Marisa Tatayon.

The family requests memorials be directed to Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Mo., 64065-0001. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today Wednesday, at Carrousel Restaurant, 417 Main St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 17, 2003.)

STANSBERRY

Eileen Louise Stansberry

Eileen Louise Stansberry died in her home Monday, April 22, 2002, at age 75.

Mrs. Stansberry was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Fairmont, W.Va., to Troy and Devina Nichols.

She met and married Jim Stansberry on Oct. 8, 1947. They made their home first in Morgantown, W.Va., moved to Texas and settled in Fremont, where they raised five children.

They moved to Woodland upon retirement, where they became active members of the First Baptist Church.

She was active in the First Baptist Ladies Missionary Fellowship, and spent a lit of time volunteering with the Pregnancy Support group.

Mrs. Stansberry was a life long homemaker and devoted to her children and grandchildren. Family members stated that she loved making and giving crafts as gifts and was an accomplished seamstress.

She is survived by children Diane Edwards of Woodland, Scott Stansberry and wife Linda of Prunedale, Steve Stansberry and wife JoAnn of Fremont, Melanie McReynolds and husband Pat of Woodland, and Mary Ann Lott and husband Michael of Woodland; grandchildren Matthew Stansberry and wife Julie, Jamie Stansberry, Katharine Stansberry, Audra Stansberry, Leslie McReynolds, Bethany McReynolds, Lydia McReynolds, Tony Lott, and Michael James Lott; and great-granddaughter Emily Stansberry.

She is also survived by sister Maxine Morrison of Monongah, West Virginia; brothers Robert Nichols of Morgantown, W. Va., and Lionel Nichols of Dunnellon, Fla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband James Stansberry and grandson Darren Edwards.

Internment took place Thursday, April 18, at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Fremont. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the First Baptist Memorial Church in Woodland.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Pregnancy Support Group of Woodland or the First Baptist Church Building fund.

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

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

STANTON

Connie M. Stanton

Connie M. Stanton died in her Woodland home surrounded by family Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at age 70.

Born March 30, 1933, in Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Stanton was the daughter of the late Laban and Mildred Shumway. She moved to Woodland in 1960 and participated in community activities including the PTA, Welcome Wagon, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and the Woodland Garden Club. She was also member of the Woodland United Methodist Church. She endured multiple sclerosis for more than 30 years, and in the early stages of the disease she campaigned for access rights for the disabled and was active in fund drives for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Richard Stanton; daughters, Lyndi Walker and husband Steve of Cameron Park, and Cheri Kerr of Lincoln; son, Greg Stanton and wife Amy of Forestville; and grandsons, David Kerr and Nate Twisselman of Sacramento; brother, William Shumway and wife Zoa of Seattle. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kara Stanton.

The family requests memorials be directed to National Multiple Sclerosis Society; American Cancer Society; or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of North Sacramento Funeral Home.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the Woodland United Methodist Church, 212 Second St.

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

STARR

Phoebe Betty Starr

Phoebe Betty Starr, a Davis resident for 54 years, died Nov. 23, 2003, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was 81.

Born Dec. 13, 1921, in New York, she received her master's degree in microbiology from Cornell University. She worked from 1960 to 1980 as a microbiologist in the UC Davis department of microbiology. She was involved with the International House, as a docent, with the University Farm Circle and with the Theater Guild, as a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mortimer Starr, in April 1989, and her sisters, Ethel Mahler, Martha Susskind and Lilyan Roth.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Starr and her husband Daniel Kreps of San Francisco, Janina Starr of Seattle and Pamela Starr of Willimantic, Conn.; granddaughters, Emily Starr Kreps and Anne Starr Kreps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis CA 95617.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

STARTSMAN

E. W. Startsman

(The following obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Daily Record-Union," Tuesday May 19, 1891.

KILLED AT A QUARRY

A Sacramento Convict's Violent Death at the Folsom Prison

E.W. STARTSMAN, the elderly man who was convicted of a criminal assault to a little girl about four months ago and sentenced to six years' imprisonment at Folsom, was killed at the prison yesterday shortly before noon. He was working in the quarry, near the canal above the prison, where a number of convicts were engaged in hoisting large bowlders of granite by means of derricks and chain pulleys. A huge block of stone weighing about two tons was suspended in the air, and Startsman was working almost directly underneath it when the apparatus gave way and the bowlder fell on him, crushing his body in an awful manner. He lived but a few moments.

STASULAT

Joe J. Stasulat

A memorial service will be held Tuesday for Joe J. Stasulat, manager of internship and career programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the UC Davis. He died Oct. 16, 2002, following an apparent heart attack at the age of 59.

A celebration of his life will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Putah Creek Lodge at UCD, with a brief service of remembrance beginning at 4 p.m.

Stasulat was well known on campus and in industry for his efforts to link UCD students with practical internship experiences connected to their academic and career goals. He also was a lecturer, played a key leadership role in several campus organizations and was pivotal to a number of activities in UCD's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Born April 13, 1943, in Bell, Stasulat graduated from Madera Union High School in 1961. He operated the Madera Angus Ranch there for the next four years while earning a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from what is now Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

He then taught vocational agriculture at Wasco Union High School in Wasco, and completed a master's degree in agricultural education and management at Cal Poly. He went on to receive a doctoral degree in agricultural education and applied behavioral sciences at Pennsylvania State University in 1970.

He served two years as assistant director for resident instruction at Penn State before coming to UCD in 1973 as a lecturer and coordinator of the Bixby Work-Learn program, a campuswide program providing students with work experience related to their academic interests.

When the Bixby program was expanded to become the Internship and Career Center in 1975, he assumed the role of program manager. His responsibilities included a wide range of activities including analyzing employment market trends, planning future center directions, and developing extensive internship and employer contracts.

He also oversaw the quality and delivery of internship and career services in the agricultural and environmental sciences, and in education and graduate placement. He supervised a staff of professional and peer advisers and provided advising services himself.

In addition to his responsibilities in the Internship and Career Center, he was a lecturer in the department of land, air and water resources, and was actively involved in leadership roles on campus for the Academic Federation, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Quarter Century Club.

"Joe put the needs of students above everything else," recalled Professor Bob Flocchini, a colleague from Stasulat's home department of land, air and water resources. "He was concerned that they have real world experiences in addition to classroom learning. The internships that he arranged for many of our students were keys to their future success."

Stasulat is survived by his wife, Edith "Edie" Stasulat, and daughters Caroline and Katie of Davis, and daughter Courtney Rubio and her husband, Vasco, and their sons Max, Keegan and Hayden, all of Everett, Wash. He also leaves a sister in Washington and a brother in Oregon, and his former wife, Priscilla Stasulat of Seattle, Wash.

The Stasulat family is in the process of establishing a memorial fund in his name.

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

STATIS

Anna Statis

Obituary Notice

Near Winters, October 8th, 1878, Anna Statis, beloved daughter of Hugh McGinnis, of Prince Edward's Island, Canada, aged 23 years. Her remains were taken to Suisun, on Wednesday last, and interred in the Catholic Cemetery. P.E. Island papers please copy.

The Winters Advocate, October 12, 1878. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer, jch.)

STEADMAN

Judy J. Steadman

Judy J. Steadman died March 6, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Woodland, after a brief illness. Born Sept. 24, 1944, in Gridley to Douglas and Dottie Jensen, she was 56.

She was raised in Gridley, where she graduated from Gridley High School. She attended San Jose State University and UC Davis. She worked in Woodland as a senior accountant for Ulrich-Delevati, CPA. She has been a resident of Davis for the past 31 years. She did volunteer work for many mental health and children's organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Schuyler "Sky" Steadman on Nov. 11, 1995.

She is survived by her mother, Dottie Jensen of Stevensville, Mont.; daughters, Amory Eilander and her husband Dan of Woodland, and Heather Ringer and her husband Ben of Davis. She is also survived by two brothers, Gary Jensen of Stevensville, Mont., and James Jensen of Bend, Ore., as well as four grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eighth and Elmwood streets in Davis. Burial will follow the service at Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests remembrances be made in her name to Yolo County Mental Health Services, 213 W. Beamer St., Woodland, CA 95695. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 8, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STEARNS

Beverly Sommers Stearns

Beverly Sommers Stearns, a 15-year resident of Davis, died June 15, 2005, after a brief illness. She was 80 years old.

A memorial Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at St. James Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Burial will be in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the family plot.

Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Denver, Colo., she attended public schools and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1947, where she met her future husband, Paul Stearns, who later became a physician and psychiatrist.

During World War II, when the Free French Pilots were being trained at Lowry Army Air Force Base, she volunteered to bring food and provided the hospitality of her home to the pilots, and later was honored by the French government for her generosity in those landmark days.

Having received her degree in home economics, she worked for Russell Stover in those early years of the candy company in his name. Later coming to California, she taught home economics in Sonoma County, full-time at Kennelworth High School and later at Cardinal Newman High School.

After moving to Palo Alto, she was administrative assistant and fund-raiser for the Hillel Offices and its library on the Stanford campus, and worked at the campus coffee house and in different fraternities.

With a life-long interest in the study of autism, she participated in research projects concerning autism in children and with those parents who have children affected by this disease.

Her family said that wherever she lived and worked, she volunteered to organize receptions, dinners for church and school events, and served the food and wine with great hospitality. She sought membership with the Cordon Bleu Society where she received a certificate as wine connoisseur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eugene Stearns.

She is survived by her two sons, Victor of Davis; and Frank and his wife Judy of Alexandria, Virg.; a daughter, Nancy of Amargosa Valley, Nev.; and grandchild John Paul Sylvester of Fairfield.

The family suggests donations be made to St. James Church or to the Autism Research Institute in San Diego.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday June 20, 2005.)

STEBBINS

G. Ledyard Stebbins

A memorial service for renowned geneticist G. Ledyard Stebbins will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Alumni & Visitors Center on the UC Davis campus. A gathering of family and friends will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

Stebbins, considered the world's leading authority on plant evolution, died Jan. 19, 2000, of cancer. He was 94.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the UCD Herbarium, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve or Yolo Hospice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Jan. 23, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STEELE

Bertha Ann Steele

Bertha Ann Steele died Sunday, Feb. 13 at Alderson Convalescent Home at age 96.

Mrs. Steele was born July 1, 1908 in Jenson, Ark. She had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She had worked as a nurse in Colusa for 25 years and was a third generation member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include Mrs. Steele's daughters, Charlotte Lay, Sharon Hall and her husband Don, Sandy Rhoades and her husband Jim and Cheryl Rollins; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Frank Edward Steele and her grandson, Steven Rhoades.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Church of Christ on Kentucky Ave., 470 Kentucky Ave., Woodland. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 23, 2005.)

STEERS

Janet Jackson Umphred McDermott Steers

Janet Jackson Umphred McDermott Steers died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Sunday, Dec. 12 at age 87.

Mrs. Steers was born in Oakland June 23, 1917, to Gertrude Adams Jackson and Henry Eugene Jackson. She had been a Yolo county resident for 28 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Steers' husband, Bob Steers; her children, Trip Umphred, Darcy Umphred Burton, Tom Steers, Helen Steers and Jim Steers; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Steers, the family will hold a private graveside service. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 18, 2004.)

STEERS

Robert Ernest Steers

Bob said 'good-bye' and entered into eternal rest as he slept Monday. He was a graduate of Piedmont High School in 1935 and UC Berkeley in 1939. He was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Woodland Elks Club.

He was a loving, serving, humorous, husband and father. He was preceded in death by Betty McCallan Steers and Janet Umphred McDermott Steers. Survivors include: James Steers of Eureka; Helen Steers of Piedmont; Thomas and Dana Steers of San Pedro; Darcy and Gordon Burton of Sacramento; and seven grandchildren: Carys, Andrew, Joy, Chip, Anna, Jeb and Ben.

Due to the fact that most of his closest friends and colleagues have preceded him in death, no services will be held at the request of the deceased.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 31, 2006.)

STEFANI

Mark A. Stefani

Mark A. Stefani, a lifelong Yolo County resident, died March 30, 2004, at Sierra Health Care in Davis. He was 86.

Born June 3, 1917, in Vacaville, he was the son of Marco and Minnie Stefani. He attended Davis schools, graduating from Davis High School in 1935.

He worked on the family farm now known as Willowbank in South Davis.

He also served in the U.S. Army, as a tank warfare instructor at Fort Knox in Kentucky and as a tank commander under Gen. George Patton in the Fourth Armored Division, Third Army, in Europe.

He retired from the architecture and engineering department as a senior construction inspector for UC Davis and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

He was a member of the Davis Host Lions Club, serving as president and secretary. He also served as deputy District 4 C-5 governor of the clubs and was president of the Lions Sight Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Stefani, and sisters, Louise Calori and Irma Stefani.

He is survived by his son, Mark Stefani Jr. and his wife, Jean; granddaughter, Jennifer Van Court and her husband Lance; great-grandchildren, Victoria and Boris Van Court; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis, with interment to follow at Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made in the name of the deceased to Northern California Lions Sight Association, P.O. Box 8033, Woodland CA 95776.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, April 3, 2004.)

STEICHEL

James Evan Steichel

James Evan Steichel, a Sacramento resident and former longtime resident of Davis, died suddenly on April 8, 2004, as a result of a motorcycle accident in Napa County. He was 41 years old.

Born New York on Jan. 18, 1963, he was employed by UC Davis as the field operations coordinator for the Student Experimental Farm from 1992 until his death.

A highly skilled mechanic and carpenter with diverse interests, he excelled at applying theory to real world situations, his family said. He lived for a year in Kenya with the Friends World program, where he used alternative building products and assembly methods to design and construct an aquaculture system. He also spent several months at the Desert Research Institute in Israel's Negrev desert, studying building design for arid climates.

In his work at the UC Davis Student Experimental Farm, he was a generous, patient and giving teacher and mentor, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and expertise with hundreds of college students, his family said. His kindness, positive attitude and encouragement brought out the best in the students, often leading them to accomplish more than they had expected of themselves.

In addition, his extraordinary skills as a carpenter are evident in many beautiful structures on site at the Student Farm, as well as private residences in the surrounding Davis community. In his personal life, he was a devoted and nurturing father.

His interests in mechanics and his nature as a hands-on individual led him to become a certified airframe/aircraft power plant mechanic and motorcycle mechanic. Motorcycle sport riding became a consuming passion of his over the last four years of his life. His Italian yellow bike, a Ducati 748, became a distinctive sight and sound around Davis and the winding mountainous roads of highway 128. He held an exuberant appreciation of the design and craftsmanship invested in high-end motorcycles, and he delighted in the camaraderie of his fellow riders of all backgrounds and skills.

He is survived by his wife, Nina, of Sacramento; daughter, Sage, of Davis; parents Sondra of New York and Morris of New York; and sisters Diane, Joanne and Cheryl of New York.

Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 16, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.

Additional information regarding services and donations to the James Steichel Memorial Fund may be obtained though Lombard & Company, funeral directors at (916) 483-3297.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 15, 2004.)

STEIN

Kenneth M. Stein

Kenneth Michael Stein died in West Sacramento on March 28, 2001. He was 52.

He was a native of Long Beach and a graduate of Davis High School in 1966. He was a resident of Davis and West Sacramento for 20 years.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Mary Stein of El Macero; sisters, Virginia Simi of Sparks, Nev.; Karen Stein of Bountiful, Utah; Christina Dal Porto of Davis; Cynthia Stein-Dailey of Pinedale, Wyo.; and brother, Stephen Stein of Davis.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Wesley Stein.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 West 14th St., Davis. Recitation of the Rosary will be he held today at 7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 30, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STEINKAMP

Irma Barbara Steinkamp

Irma Barbara Steinkamp died Nov. 12, 2004, at her Davis home. She was 91.

Born June 10, 1913, to Vincent and Luella Goebel, she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she met her lifelong sweetheart, Allen, during high school. She excelled at mathematics and Latin, often competing with Allen for the top grades in their night school math classes.

She and her husband relocated from Cincinnati to San Diego in 1945, where they raised their two daughters and shared a love of the ocean, often taking the family out on their boat, The Sea Witch. She moved to Davis in 1982 and enjoyed many hours caring for her granddaughters. Each year she eagerly looked forward to her trips to visit with her grandsons and granddaughter in Aspen, Colo.

Her family and friends will remember her intelligence, strength, courage, values and kindness. She was a master gardener, member of the First Baptist Church of Davis and loved to play bridge at the Davis Senior Center.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Goss and her husband Chester of Aspen, Colo., and Joan Teitler and her husband of Davis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by her brother, Vincent Goebel and his wife Barbara, of Southern California.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith St. Aspen, Colo., 81611; The Water Keepers, 55 Hawthorne St., Suite 550, San Francisco, CA, 94105-3924; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, November 20, 2004.)

STEPHANIE

Alice E. Stephanie

Alice Stephanie dies after long illness

Alice Elizabeth Stephani passed away at her home in Winters, on Wednesday, June 29, following a long illness.

Born in Lincoln, California to a pioneer family she taught school there until 1949 when she married Harry Stephani and moved to their farm north of Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1977.

Mrs. Stephani was a member of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she served as the church organist and was also a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Winters Fortnightly Club and its president in 1953-54. She is survived by two cousins, nephews and a great number of good friends.

A Christian prayer service was held at St. Anthony’s, Monday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial was said Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s with Frs. Jim Sheets, Antonio Pinal C., John Ball and Msgr. Andrew Coffey officiating.

Burial services were held Wednesday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln. Pallbearers were: Alan Bouchard, Richard and Donald Rominger, Brett Dunham, Daniel Martinez, Al Graf and Noel Peattie.

Memorials are preferred to the Fortnightly Club Scholarship Fund or St. Anthony’s Church Building Fund.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, July 7, 1988, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

STEPHENS

Alice Martin Stephens

Alice Martin Stephens died in Davis Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at age 102.

Born Jan. 2, 1900, to Mapellet Edgar Martin and John Martin of Esparto. Her father was originally from Ontario, Canada. Her mother was born in Woodland in 1873. Her grandfather, James Edgar, was the first postmaster in Esparto and her father was the first Southern Pacific stationmaster there. She attended Esparto schools and graduated from Esparto High School in 1917. She attended Mills College prior to her Aug. 28, 1919 marriage in Toronto to her childhood sweetheart Paul Stephens of the pioneer Yolo County family.

Mrs. Stephens spent her entire life in Esparto as a homemaker and raising her four children. She was part of the First Almond Festival parade in 1915. She and her husband helped to found the Esparto Countryside Community Church, where she was a member of the Naomi Circle. She played bridge with friends and was a member of the Esparto Study Club and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Armstrong and Betty Jean Taber and husband Ray, all of Davis; and son, Paul Stephens and wife Dolores of Esparto.

Mrs. Stephens is also survived by her grandsons, who spent many happy times in their grandparent's country home, Gregory Stephens, Douglas Stephens, Davis and Bill Stephens of Napa, Tom and Martin Armstrong of Davis and Richard Armstrong of Winters, Harmon Taber of Capay, Andy Taber of Davis, Frank Taber of Sacramento and Stephen Taber of Woodland.

Also surviving are 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren with whom she had enjoyable times. She and her husband also enjoyed their times spent with family at their Santa Cruz home and their yearly pilgrimages to Arizona for Giants' Spring training, to be followed by listening to and watching the regular season on radio and TV.

A burial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Capay Cemetery, to be followed by a noon gathering at Countryside Community Church in Esparto at 26479 Grafton St.

The family requests memorials be directed to the church; or the Friends of Esparto Regional Library, P.O. Box 787, Esparto, 95627.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, February 16, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

STEPHENS

Anna Louise Birch Stephens

Anna Louise Birch Stephens died on Feb. 5, 2003, in Davis. She was 94.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1908, in Bunceton, Mo., at Cloverleaf Farm, to James Erskine and Mary Louise Birch.

She was a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and received her teaching certificate from UC Berkeley. She taught high school science in Pasadena.

In 1937, she married William Fulton Stephens, son of early Yolo County pioneers. She lived on "The Ranch" near Esparto until shortly after Fulton's death in 1967. She had been a resident of Davis since 1969.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Cordelia and son-in-law Tom Birrell.

She is survived by her children, Mary L. Stephens and Cordelia Birrell of Davis, Margaret Anderson and husband Joseph of Salt Lake City, and Fulton Stephens Jr. and his wife Margaret of Esparto. Her grandchildren include Wyeth Anderson and wife Jutta of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ellen Birrell of San Diego; Alexander Birrell of San Francisco; and Alison and Kimberly Stephens of Esparto. Two great-grandchildren, Sara and Eva Anderson of Colorado Springs, also survive her.

She is further survived by her sister Elizabeth Baerg of Huntington Beach. She also leaves behind loved nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at McNary's Funeral Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elderly Nutrition Program, Meals on Wheels, 40 N. East St., Woodland, CA 95695; Friends of the Esparto Regional Library, P.O. Box 787, Esparto, CA 95627, or to a favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 9, 2003.)

STEPHENS

Don Stephens

Winters native, Don Stephens, died in Chico April 10, 1999 following a long illness. Stephens, born July 29, 1925, was the youngest child of the late Ben Stephens and the late Alice Griffin Stephens Treanor. He was a descendant of Yolo County pioneer Stephens, De Vilbiss, and Griffin families. Stephens' early school years was spent in Richmond while residing with his grandmother, Helena Griffin. After his return to the Stephens ranch north of Winters, he attended and graduated from Esparto schools. Stephens served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1947. Upon his return to Winters, he worked as parts manager at Graf's Ford Garage. In 1950 Stephens was married to Wilma Mast of Esparto. Their three daughters were born while residing in Winters.

The family moved to Oroville where he operated a restaurant during the building of the Oroville Dam, worked as an insurance agent, and managed Pony Express Auto parts for 20 years. Stephens was a member of the Chico Elks Lodge and Landmark-Buckeye Lodge #195 F&AM in Esparto. Stephens loved camping at his property at Little Grass Valley in Pluma County and trips to the coast. He was quick witted and had a caring personality.

In 1984, Stephens was married to Gina Manson of Chico, who survives him. He is also survived by his three daughters, Alisa Jones-Stephens of Loomis, Mary Stephens Bell of Lynnwood, Washington, and Martha Braaten of Oroville; two sisters, Peggy Wood of Capay, and Helen Corby of Woodland; two stepdaughters, Judy Herseth of Boise, Idaho, and Sharai Dietz of Chico; a stepson, Rick Manson of Chico; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ben G. and Fulton Stephens.

Services were held April 15, at the Club House of Royal Palms Mobile Home Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Landmark-Buckeye Lodge F&AM, 240 Fernwood Drive, Dixon, CA 95620. The Neptune Society of Northern California assisted with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 29, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

STEPHENS

Kenneth Ray Stephens

Kenneth Ray Stephens, born in Sanger, Texas, Dec. 13, 1934, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 18, 2005 in Woodland.

He was born to Jessee Stephens and Vivian Ford. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1957 to 1967. He worked as a truck driver and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Woodland.

He is survived by his daughter who loved him very much, Wende Harris of Dixon. He is further survived by four other daughters, Belinda, Tarri, Becky and Lisa all of Southern California; his grandson, Christopher Stephens of Woodland and four grandsons in Southern California and two great-grandchildren. His parents predeceased him.

A funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 506 Cottonwood St., Woodland, Thursday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Inurnment with military honors will be private.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 26, 2005.)

STEPHENS

Thomas Mattel Stephens

Thomas Mattel Stephens died in Palo Alto March 4, 2005 at age 85. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn Rushforth Stephens; loving son of the late William G.H. Stephens and the late Florence M. Stephens; dearly beloved brother of the late Bill Stephens and the late Mildred S. Geen; adored father of Jack Stephens and the late Thomas M. Stephens Jr.; cherished grandfather of Paul, Scott, Adrienne, Allison, Amy, Andric, Kristine and Lisa.

Tom Stephens graduated from Woodland High School with honors. He went on to be a member of the class of 1942 at UC Berkeley, where he met his wife, Kathryn Rushforth and became President of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Officer's program, spending his first months at MIT learning the emerging field of radar. He gallantly served his country in several major naval battles in the Asian Pacific during W.W.II. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant.

His working career embraced his love for engineering. He was a business manager with Ford Motor Company. He started a business, became President of the Dohrmann division of Envirotech and an investor/VP of Research for Xertex.

Tom was a caring family man who enjoyed the outdoors. When he wasn't fishing or camping, he would be gardening, working in his "shop" or fixing things around the house. He enjoyed caretaking the family cabin "the Bean" in the Santa Cruz mountains and staying at his lake house fishing in Lake Almanor. He was a friend, mentor and "lender of a helping hand" always willing to put his work aside for the aid of someone else. His strength, kindness and wisdom will be sorely missed but fondly remembered by all whose lives he touched.

Friends and family are invited to attend memorial services Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Donations may be made in Tom's memory to the American Heart Association.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 11, 2005.)

STEPHENS

Mary Joanne (Shull) Stephens

Mary Joanne (Shull) Stephens died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at age 66.

Mrs. Stephens was a resident of Cleveland. She was the daughter of the late Louise and Henry Shull. She was a sales associate with Wal-Mart over 10 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Beckey Fowler of Cleveland, Tenn., Pamela Dawson of Rudy, Ark., Cindy Rose, Lorrie Price and Kelly, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Everett Shull of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 14, at The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes of Cleveland, with Dr. Larry Cockerham officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 15, 2004.)

STEPHENSON

Braden Anthony Stephenson

Braden Anthony Stephenson, born July 14, 2003, just two years old when he was returned to the Lord on Aug. 10, 2005.

Not one person was left untouched after seeing his bright eyes and wide smile. Young Braden made more friends in his short time on earth than most people make in a lifetime.

He is survived by his mother Tiffany, his father Ken "Bo," his siblings Tatiana, 13, Brody, 11, and Brock, 3 months, his grandparents Fred and Karen Werner of Lancaster, Robert Stephenson of Davis, and the late Nancy Stephenson, his aunt, Wendi, his uncles Charlie, Derin and Jeremy, as well as so many loving cousins and extended family.

We all mourn the passing of his body, but rejoice in the sure and certain knowledge that his soul rests peacefully and happily in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We are comforted knowing we will all be together one day and that his smile will touch the Angels as he touched us all.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Dooley Field, Diamond No. 1, 2 San Mateo Way, Sacramento on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m. Baseball attire is requested and will be appreciated since Braden's great joy was to watch his brother and sister play the game he loved.

A private service will be held for family only on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the morning. Please send flowers to McNary's Chapel, 458 College Street, Woodland, 95695. Again, a baseball motif would be appropriate.

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

STERNBERG

David Charles Sternberg

David Charles Sternberg of Davis died Feb. 5, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 60.

He was born in Portland, Ore., Aug. 19, 1943. He received a bachelor's degree in botany from Oregon State University in 1965. In 1972, after working under Prof. Alfred Sussman, he was awarded his doctorate in botany from the University of Michigan.

He then received a National Research Council fellowship to work with Dr. Elwin Reese and Dr. Mary Mandels at the Natick Labs in Natick, Mass. He later lived and worked in the Washington, D.C., area for three years before moving to Redding, Conn., where he joined the research staff of the Danish company Novo. He continued working as a microbiologist for NovoNordisk for 20 years.

He moved to Davis with his family in August 1990. He was employed by Novozymes Biotech at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Garber Sternberg; a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Nancy, Tony and Natalie Freeman of Newark, Del.; a son, Philip Sternberg of Davis; his mother, Elsa Sternberg of Portland; a sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Stan Jasperson of Kansas City, Kan.; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Irv and Dora K. Garber of Louisville, Ky., a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan Flack of Washington and Ed Garber of Louisville.

A memorial service will be held in the Sternberg home Sun., Feb. 8, 2004, at 3 p.m.

The family requests donations in the name of the deceased be made to Human Rights Watch, www.hrw.org, Oxfam America, www.oxfamamerica.org or the Southern Poverty Law Center, www.splcenter.org.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, February 9, 2004.)

STEUBING

LeRoy Frank "Bud" Steubing

LeRoy Frank "Bud" Steubing died on July 8, 2004, in Dixon, three days after his 67th birthday, which he celebrated with his children and grandchildren.

Born in Fairport, N.Y., on July 5, 1937, Steubing's greatest passion was his love for his wife and children. Family gatherings, hanging out and talking with his kids, and trips to their summer home at Six-Mile Lake in Canada were highly treasured moments, his family says.

He was also an avid traveler throughout the United States and abroad. He loved spontaneous trips with his family. He enjoyed reading, the theater, gardening, golfing, and was a devoted San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan.

Professionally, Steubing taught elementary school for 34 years, beginning his career in 1960 teaching sixth grade in Rochester, N.Y. The family moved to Davis in 1966, where Steubing taught at Valley Oak Elementary, West Davis Intermediate and Patwin Elementary schools until his retirement in 1997. He also taught adult education and summer school.

He was involved with the Davis Community Children's theater, and was a devoted Little League and Davis High School softball coach.

He graduated from the State University of New York in Brockport with a bachelor of arts degree in education, and held a master's in school administration from Cal State Sacramento.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Zamecnik, and her children Jacob and Kayla of Dixon; son, Bruce Steubing and wife Debra and their daughter Sophia of Carmichael; daughter, Susan Steubing of Carmichael; son, Michael Steubing of Marysville; and sister, Vivian Monson of New Jersey.

A funeral for all those he touched will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the donor's favorite children's charity.

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

STEUBING

Margaret A. (Fenner) Steubing

Margaret Anne (Fenner) Steubing died on April 3, 2003, in Carmichael, just two days after her 42nd wedding anniversary to her best friend and husband Bud Steubing.

Born in Toronto, Canada, on Feb. 16, 1940, she was 63 years old.

Her greatest gift was her compassion for her family and for everyone she met. She had the uncanny ability to make people feel unique. When she was with you, you were the most important person in the world. She had a real affinity for children. She firmly believed that youths should have a safe place to stay. Based on this belief, she never locked her front door and over time, many youths, mostly teenagers, would walk to the Steubing house for lunch, or just come over to talk to her about their problems.

This therapist role carried over to her work as founder and owner of Davis Time for Travel. Many of her clients would just come in to talk. As one client told her, "You know more about my family than I do!"

Life was her adventure. An avid traveler, she spent time exploring Europe and Asia, and loved spontaneous trips with her family and friends to catch something exciting happening near her own back yard. She loved to read, enjoyed the theater, voraciously followed politics and humanitarian issues, and supported local artists, art organizations, children's charities, and other local causes.

Most of all, her passion and love was for her husband and children. Family gatherings, hanging out and talking with her kids, and trips to their summer home at Six-Mile Lake in Canada were priceless and highly treasured moments to her.

She began her career as the youngest manager for Mohawk Airlines while living with her husband in Rochester, N.Y. The family moved to Davis in 1966, and she worked for American Airlines. She was active in the Davis Parent Nursery School and various community groups such as STEAC.

She graduated with honors from UC Davis in 1981 with a degree in sociology. After graduation, she became a social worker and made it a practice to bring clients (usually children from broken homes) to the Steubing house for love and family life. On many occasions, they stayed for months and even years.

In 1983, she founded Davis Time for Travel, a local travel agency now operated by daughter Heather Zamecnik in Davis. She retired in 1997.

She is survived by husband Bud Steubing of Woodland, children Heather Anne Zamecnik and her children Jacob Alan Zamecnik and Kayla Anne Zamecnik of Dixon, Bruce Steubing and his wife Debra Steubing of Carmichael, Susan Steubing of Carmichael, Michael Steubing of Woodland, and parents Margaret and Bruce Fenner of Toronto, and sister Barbara Hendricks of Toronto.

An open house celebration to honor her life will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Heather Zamecnik's residence, 1620 Miwok Court in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the children's charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 10, 2003.)

STEVENS

Michael Frederick Stevens

Michael Frederick Stevens died Jan. 15, 2006, at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland. He was 58.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1947, in Yreka to Clarence and Wauneta (Broughton) Stevens. He grew up in Yreka until the family moved to Sacramento in 1953.

After graduating from McClatchy High School in 1965, he attended Sacramento State College, earning a master's degree in business. He also earned his doctorate in international trade relations in England.

He was employed at Harrah's Casino at Lake Tahoe for six years as personnel manager, and was a caretaker for both of his parents during their final years. He was a lifetime member of Tehama Lodge #3, F&A Masons.

He is survived by his sister, Carol Orr of Rio Linda, and cousin, Bruce Broughton of Ranch Cordova.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Assisting the family with arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, January 19, 2006.)

STEVENSON

Wm. Stevenson Sr.

DIED

At Versailles, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 15, 1879, Wm. Stevenson, Sr., father of A.M. and G.H. Stevenson, aged 90 years and 2 days.

Wm. Stevenson, Sr., father of A.M. and G.B. Stevenson, of Vacaville, died at Versailles, Ky., on Saturday last. Mr. Stevenson was a veteran of the war of 1812, and always enjoyed good health up to within two week of his death.

The Winters Advocate, March 22, 1979. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

STEWARD

Mrs. J. P. Steward

A large assemblage of relatives, friends and neighbors, representative of four generations gathered Wednesday to pay an affectionate tribute to the memory of Mrs. J.P. Steward, who died in the early morning hours Monday after an illness of three weeks duration.

Mrs. Steward was a native of Iowa, born May 26, 1842, making her almost 84 at her passing. She was married December 23, 1859 to Mr. Steward, and to few has it been given to walk so long, side by side through the bitter and the sweet of life's lights and shadows.

This remarkable allotment of marital comradship received a statewide recognition a few years ago when the couple received a prize offered to the oldest pair in California.

Mr. and Mrs. Steward heard the call of the west in the late 60's and drove across the plains in a covered wagon, reaching Silveyville in 1870. They moved to Winters in 1874, and except for a comparatively short residence in San Jose, lived here ever since. Mr. Steward built their home, the house now occupied by B.J. Rose, one of the oldest residences in the town. Five children were born to them, two dying in infancy. Surviving with the aged husband and father are Mrs. John Pritchett of Indiana, Mrs. S.H. Hoy of Winters and T.M. Steward of San Jose. The later was born near the Truckee river on the journey across the plains. There are sixteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren. A brother Dr. Mack Seeley of San Francisco and a sister Mrs. J. Jones of San Jose also survive their aged sister. Mrs. Hoy has tenderly cared for her mother during her last illness, being constantly at her bedside.

Mrs. Steward has been a part of the community life since before the town was fully organized. Here she lived and wrought, and watched the progress and changes incident to the founding of a new community. She was keenly alert, interested and eager to note the growth and events which compose village life. She was strong, physically capable and suited to the hardships which accompany the lives of pioneers. She was essentially domestic and a home maker. She loved her family and company, especially young people and their pursuits. She was hospitable and her home was always a gathering place for her large circle of friends. Her good humor and optimism made her a wholesome and attractive companion.

Mrs. Steward united with the Presbyterian Church in May 1886, remaining a loyal member throughout the years and being a faithful attendant until age and bodily ailments prevented. Her pastor, Dr. Culton conducted the funeral services. C.P. and C.S. Culton offered song service. Casket bearers were T.H. Fenley, W.D. Overhouse, J.R. Johnson, W.H. Robinson, T.D. Parker and N.A. McArthur.

A wealth of flowers covered the funeral mound, silent affectionate tributes to those who loved and mourn a faithful friend.

The Winters Express, Friday, April 2, 1926, page 1

(This obituary was contributed by Chris Havnar jchavnar@sbcglobal.net)

STEWARD

J.P. Steward, Winters Pioneer: Dies at 92

J.P. Steward, oldest pioneer of Winters section passed away Friday in San Jose at the home of his son T.N. Steward. Had he lived until October 19, he would have been 92 years of age.

Mr. Steward was a native of Ohio. He was married there in Jones county in December 1860 to Miss Ellen Seely. Early in the 60s they crossed the plains by immigrant train, and were four months on the road. Their son was born enroute on the Truckee river and was named Truckee.

On their arrival in California they settled first at Silveyville, Solano county, near the present townsite of Dixon. Remaining there but a short time they moved to Winters. With the exception of three or four years spent in Santa Clara valley, Winters has since been their home.

Steward was a carpenter and many of the old landmark dwellings in Winters were constructed by him. Frequently when business was slack in his trade, he would engage in panning gold along the banks of Putah creek. In 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Steward celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and it was one of the big events in Winters.

Fourteen years later they were awarded a prize by the Sciots for the longest married couple in the State. Mrs. Steward died in 1926. After her death, Mr. Steward went to live with his daughter, Mrs. S.H. Hoy. About a year ago, he left for San Jose, where he has resided since with his son.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Steward has been a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by three children, T.N. Steward of San Jose, Mrs. S.H. Hoy of Winters and Mrs. John Pritchet of Michigan. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

The passing of Mr. Steward breaks the family line of five generations.

Committal services were read Monday morning at the Winters Cemetery by the Rev. George Kmecik, Presbyterian pastor. Song services were offered by C. Perry and C.S. Culton. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Steward of San Jose, Mrs. Wm Hoy of Placerville, Mrs. Harold Culley and Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Smith of Sacramento. Pallbearers were: Wm. Freeman, Neil McArthur, James Johnston, Wm Overhouse, F.H. Wilson and T.H. Fenley.

(The Winters Express, September 26, 1930, page 1. This obituary was contributed by Chris Havnar jchavnar@sbcglobal.net)

STEWART

David Jeremy Stewart

David Jeremy Stewart died in Sacramento Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at age 25.

Born Aug. 8, 1977, in Sacramento, Mr. Stewart had been a Yolo County resident for 23 years. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1995. He worked for Costco in Sacramento.

Survivors include his parents, Tom and Carol Stewart of Sacramento, brothers, Scott Stewart and wife April of Rancho Cordova and Seith Stewart of Sacramento; grandmother, Joy Martin of Woodland; nephew, Cailin Stewart; niece, Ashlyn Stewart, both of Rancho Cordova. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Clara Stewart of Woodland; and grandfather, Al Martin, also of Woodland.

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

Services: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave. There will be a gathering after the service at a location to be announced.

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

STEWART

Donald Holt Stewart

Donald Holt Stewart died of acute emphysema on Aug. 2, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital, just five days before his 84th birthday.

He was a resident of University Retirement Community and was a former Sausalito resident.

He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Michigan (Sigma Chi) in chemical engineering in 1942. A friend on the faculty there recommended that he go to New York and apply for the Manhattan Project, saying, "This was the secret way to win the war."

Stewart worked on the Manhattan Project, helping to develop the atom bomb. He worked on nuclear projects throughout his career, ending with a job at the Atomic Energy Commission in charge of the Plowshare Project, a civilian reactor program.

In 1978, he married the former Ruth Alexander, a Sausalito resident and watercolor artist. He worked lastly for U.R.S. Corp., a civil engineering company in San Mateo.

The couple retired to Davis in April 2000. He delivered a number of lectures at URC, informing residents about nuclear energy and his support of it.

Besides his wife, Stewart leaves behind five children, Mara Royce of La Habra Heights, Peggy Delaney of Spokane, Wash., Don Jr. of Kennewick, Wash., Charles Edward of Olympia, Wash., and Vanessa Lacey of Friday Harbor, Wash., and a number of grandchildren and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Lung Association or to the donor's favorite charity.

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

STEWART

Eva B. Stewart

Eva B. Stewart died Nov. 15, 2005, in Elk Grove surrounded by friends and family in the house of her eldest son, Alex. She was 75 years old.

Visitation was Saturday. A rosary will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery on Pole Line Road.

She was born Mary Lou Evangelina Baeza Magana in Los Angeles on March 6, 1930, to Francisca Magana Lemus and Francisco Cruz Baeza Salinas. She was orphaned at 3 years old and lived with relatives in Los Angeles until she and her sisters, Elenore and Mildred (Cookie), came to live with relatives in Davis.

She lived with her loving cousins Freddie, Irene, Mickie, Arthur, Fernando, Mary Lou, Hopie, Carmen, Alfred, Rosie, Loli, Henry and Connie in her Tia Emeteria and Tio Eluterio’s warm and caring household. While in Davis she attended elementary and high school.

She married Ralph Hernandez in 1948 and began raising her three sons. She moved to Lake Tahoe in 1957, married Ed Leonard in 1958, married Ken Jutner in 1967 and married Bill Stewart in 1984.

She worked in the gaming industry for more than 35 years and was appointed as one of the first female pit bosses for Harrah’s Tahoe Casino.

She is survived by her husband Bill; her sons, Alex, Robert and Ronald; grandchildren Annissa, Alex, Tyler, Michael, Roxanne, Jazmin, James and Darren; great-grandchildren Eva and Levi; and daughters-in-law Christina, Donna, Marta and Lorie.

She is also survived by special friends Betty Hadler, Teri Ousley and Amelia (Tudie) Pena Basinger and too many cousins, nephews and friends to mention.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 20, 2005.)

STEWART

Lorraine B. Stewart

Lorraine B. Stewart died in Woodland Thursday, Aug. 19 at age 84.

Mrs. Stewart was born Sept. 23, 1920 in Fresno. She had been a Yolo County resident for more than 60 years. She retired from the Woodland Clinic in 1985.

Survivors include Mrs. Stewart's daughters, Gloria Larsen of Pleasant Hill, Jeannie Marston and her husband John Doerres of Davis; her son, Stephen Stewart and his wife Ramona of Redding; her grandchildren, Teri Krug of Woodland and Jason Coletta of Medford, Ore.; her great-grandchildren, John Michael Krug stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., Mallory and Tyler Krug and Zachary Atlee, all of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 23, 2005.)

STICKEL

Robert Andrew Stickel

Robert Andrew Stickel died peacefully in his Knights Landing home Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at age 86.

Born June 13, 1915, in Arkansas, Kansas, Mr. Stickel had been a Yolo County resident for 23 years. He was the son of the late Henry F. and Nola (Wright) Stickel. He had joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at Stillwater, Okla. and was one of 230 million young Americans, ages 17 to 23, who were called to help build their country during the great depression.

He served with the CCC not only at Stillwater, Okla., but also served at Gillette, Wyo., Mammoth Lake, Lone Pine and Death Valley. Coming north to Yuba and Yolo counties, he continued to care for and live by the land, becoming a farmer and working for the Williamson family farms of Fair Oaks, William Payne farms of Zamora for 13 years, Sullivan Farms of Yuba City and for several years at Suisun Gold Farms and Ralph White Farms.

Mr. Stickel is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jewell A. (Lynch) Stickel; children, Evelyn V. McNeill of Elverta, Louise Martinez and husband Carl of Woodland, Robert F. and Lorraine Stickel of Yuba City, and David and Mickey Stickel of Soledad; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ethel Stone and Beryl Brenner; brother, Winton Stickel; and great-granddaughters, Cassie Martinez and Sarah Louise McNeill-Younger.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland.

A funeral service is scheduled at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland, with Pastor Bob Hargrave officiating. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617-1014, in his behalf.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 26, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

STILES

Harriette L. Stiles

Harriette L. Stiles died April 8, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Bonanza, Ore., she was 88.

She moved to Northern California at an early age and graduated from Sacramento High in 1929. Upon her marriage to Gene Stiles in 1935, she moved to Davis, where she raised her family, was involved in scouting and PTA and, along with her husband, was active in many Masonic orders. She served as matron and deputy grand matron for Ionia Chapter of Order of the Easter Star and with Rainbow Girls. In the 1950s, she was the court clerk for Davis Municipal Justice Court and later retired from the registrar's office at UC Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Eugene W. Stiles Sr.; son, Eugene W. Stiles Jr.; and six siblings.

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Ricketts of Las Vegas; daughter Sharon Dehorty of Davis; daughter Judith Wight and husband, Steve of Eagan, Minn.; daughter-in-law Nancy Stiles of Davis; grandchildren Brian and wife Joan of Davis; Jennifer Dehorty of McDonough, Ga.; David Stiles and wife Debbie of Davis; Joseph and wife Diane Larzelere-Dehorty of Sacramento; and five great-grandchildren.

A family memorial will be on a later date. Remembrances may be sent to the Shriner's Hospital for Children of Sacramento, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or the Alzheimer's Aid Society, P.O. Box 8124, Sacramento, CA 95812. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, April 13, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STILES

Tressie Aleene Stiles

Tressie Aleene Stiles passed away at her daughter’s home in Capay, on May 21, 2000, one day before her 87th birthday.

Born May 22, 1913, in Tallhina, Oklahoma to the late Auzzie Lee and Nellie Ellen (Stover) Stone, she was a Yolo County resident for 54 years.

In addition to being a homemaker all her adult life, she worked outside the home at various jobs. She worked for Voultee Aircraft in Southern California during World War II assembling airplanes. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a seamstress for Yolo General Hospital.

Mrs. Stiles is survived by her sons, A. L. Stiles and wife Verga, and Dale Stiles and wife Esther, all of Woodland, and Jerry Stiles and wife Cynthia of Capay; daughters Nancy Shaw and Loretta Clark of Capay; brother Paul Stone of Louisiana and sister Ann Stone of Southern California; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stiles was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Homer Lee Stiles in 1987, and daughters Bertha Ann Ayon in 1975 and Barbara Martin-Williver in 1991.

Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second Street, in Woodland.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, also at Kraft Bros. Chapel with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

The family suggests that donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617 in Mrs. Stiles’ memory.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, May 25, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

STILL

Edwin Clifford Still

Edwin Clifford Still passed away Friday, Oct. 15 in Woodland at age 85.

Mr. Still was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. and was a Yolo County resident for 69 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Woodland High School, a graduate of diesel mechanic school in 1950 and was an Army veteran. He was employed at Spreckles Sugar Company for 28 years and later self-employed for Soda Vending Machine. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Toastmasters Club of Woodland and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include Mr. Still's foster son, Dick Giles of Pismo Beach; his sister Edith M. Pierce of Sacramento, his nieces, Norma Russe of Folsom; Jean E. Hamilton of Georgetown and Margaret A. Palacios of Ukiah; his nephews Jack E. and Charles Pierce, both of Sacramento; and many of their children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Still; his foster son Albert Muse; his parents, E.C. and Edith H. McMullen Still and his niece, Katherine Pierce.

Donations in Mr. Still's name may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. Cremains will be placed in St. Luke's Memorial Garden. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 24, 2004.)

STILL

Norma Alfreda (Lane) Still (1st of 2 obituaries)

Norma Alfreda (Lane) Still died at Cottonwood Healthcare, Woodland Monday, March 17, 2003, at age 88.

Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Truto, Nova Scotia, Mrs. Still had been a Yolo County resident for 62 years. She graduated from Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1934 as a registered nurse. She worked in Middletown, N.Y. for five years and retired from Woodland Memorial Hospital in 1979 with 31 years of service.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, E. Clifford Still of Woodland; one brother; and several nieces and nephews in California and Canada. She was preceded in death by her four sisters.

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

Services: Cremains burial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 22, 2003.)

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Norma Still (2nd of 2 obituaries)

In Loving Memory of Norma Still, Born Jan. 24, 1915 to the late Alfred and Gertrude Lane in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2003.

She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband Clifford Still, and one brother, Chester. She had four sisters who preceded her in death. She had two foster sons, one living and one deceased. She has many nieces and nephews both here and in Canada. When she was just four years of age her mother died from influenza. Her father then cared for her and her siblings until she was nine when he remarried. She attended elementary and high school in Truro. She attended nursing school in Saskatchewan, obtaining her R.N. degree in 1934, and then going to New York City to begin her long nursing career. She then worked in Los Angeles and Fresno before coming to Woodland in 1941 to work at the Yolo County Hospital. Here she met her husband, Clifford Still. They briefly moved to San Rafael before returning to Woodland in 1943 where they have resided until the present time. In 1992 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with many friends and family. She completed her nursing career at the Woodland Memorial Hospital where she was the O.B. Supervisor until she retired in 1979. All with whom she worked admired her and provided her with a splendid retirement party. She was active in the California Nurses Association, working for the betterment of patient care. She attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was active for many years. She participated in fundraisers, rummage sales and bazaars donating the crafts that she made. She loved to travel and visited many places throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. She loved animals, having several beloved dogs and cats over the years.

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

Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, followed by a small reception.

(A photograph of Mrs. Still is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," exact date is unknown - late March/early April, 2003.)

STILLE

Gladys Bell Stille (1st obituary of 2)

Gladys Stille died in her Woodland home Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at age of 97.

Born Jan. 21, 1906, in Bishop, Mrs. Stille had been a Yolo County resident for 76 years. She graduated from Heald's Business College in Los Angeles. In 1927 she and her family moved to Woodland where she became the bookkeeper for The Mail of Woodland, a local newspaper. She worked at Nugget Market as a checker and bookkeeper, beginning in 1935 for more than 50 years. She was also co-owner of Idle Wheel Mobile Home Park, where she served as manager and bookkeeper. She was a past matron of Woodland's Order of the Eastern Star, treasurer of Christian Women's Club, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Gene Stille and wife Joan; grandchildren, Gene Noel Stille and wife Kelly, Greg Stille and wife Susy, Anne Bethe Engstrom and husband Mark, and Eric Stille and wife Kate; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Other survivors are her brothers, Robert Bell and wife Arlene, Russell Bell and wife Margaret, and sister-in-law, Helen Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Stille, in 1989; and brother, Leland Bell.

The family requests memorials be directed to: First Baptist Church in Woodland; or to the donor's favorite charity. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, at First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland, with Pastor Mel Beals officiating, and with interment immediately following, in Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 6, 2003.)

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Gladys Stille (2nd obituary of 2

Gladys Stille passed away peacefully in her home on July 1, 2003, at the age of 97.

Born on January 21, 1906 to Joseph and Elizabeth Bell in Bishop, California, Gladys was one of four children. She graduated from Heald's Business College in Los Angeles and returned to work in Bishop. In 1927 she and her family moved to Woodland where she became the bookkeeper for The Mail of Woodland, a local newspaper. Gladys met her husband, Mack Stille, a struggling entrepreneur and founder of the Nugget Markets, at the Woodland Methodist Church. Mack and Gladys were married on December 31, 1928. Their only child, Gene, was born November 11, 1929, just after the stock market crashed. These were difficult times. Gladys returned to work at the Nugget Market in 1935, where she worked as a checker and bookkeeper for more than 50 years. It is doubtful that the Nugget Market would have survived without the contributions of Gladys.

Gladys and Mack also built and developed the Idle Wheel Mobile Home Park, Woodland's first four-star mobile home park. Gladys moved her bookkeeping facilities to Idle Wheel and for years performed the dual job of park manager and bookkeeper, as well as her bookkeeping position with the Nugget. Gladys was dedicated to her family's businesses and worked hard to ensure their success. She worked well past the time most people assume retirement status and thoroughly enjoyed her work. Gladys was also dedicated to her church and community. She was a past Matron of Woodland's Order of the Eastern Star and Treasurer of the Christian Women's Club. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church for many years. Gladys is survived by her son, Gene Stille and his wife Joan; her four grandchildren, Gene Noel Stille, Greg Stille, Anne Bethe Engstrom and Eric Stille, and their spouses, Kelly Stille, Susy Stille, Mark Engstrom and Kate Stille. Gladys also leaves behind 16 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Gladys is also survived by her two brothers and their spouses, Robert and Arlene Bell, Russell and Margaret Bell, and sister-in-law, Helen Bell. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Stille, in 1989 and her brother, Leland Bell. Gladys will be greatly missed by her family and many lifelong friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Woodland or to the donor's favorite charity. Services are scheduled for Monday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1616 West Street, in Woodland. Pastor Mel Beals will be officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, will immediately follow the service. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting www.legacy.com

(A photograph of Gladys Stille is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 5, 2003.)

STILLINGER

Mary Larick Stillinger

Mary Larick Stillinger died Feb. 26, 2005, at the University Retirement Community in Davis, where she had lived for more than five years. She was 94.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 9, 1910, she was educated there, graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College. She then taught science in the Cleveland public schools, where her husband also was a teacher and administrator.

In 2000, she moved with her husband from Cleveland to Davis to be near their two daughters and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Jay Stillinger, who died in 2001.

She is survived by her daughter Janet Cross and her husband Carroll of Davis; and her daughter Molly Pikkarainen and her husband George of Fairfax.

She is further survived by her four grandchildren, Paul Cross of Newport Beach, John Cross of Irvine, Gwen Pikkarainen of Novato and Kate Pikkarainen of Sacramento.

The family wishes to thank her caring friends and staff at the University Retirement Community.

A private family service will be held.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday March 1, 2005.)

STINE

Darren Edward Stine

Darren Edward Stine died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in his Davis home from cardiac arrest. He was 44.

Born Jan. 20, 1960, in Ft. Worth, Texas, he had a strong interest in photography, loved to play golf and was fascinated by airplanes, cars and motorcycles.

He spent his working career in sales, specializing in residential door and builders' hardware businesses, recently with Hibbert Lumber in Davis. He had many friends among the local Davis contractors.

He is survived by his two children, Matthew and Katy Stine of Vacaville; his parents, Betty and Dick Stine of Davis; brother Dan Stine of Zhongshan, China; five sisters, Mary Betancourt of Stockton, Linda Winter of Harrisburg, Ore., Karen Starr of Layton, Utah, Tracy Fletes of Woodland, Robyn Smith of Citrus Heights; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. today, in the clubhouse at the Rancho Yolo Mobile home park in Davis. Davis Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 20, 2004.)

STINSON

Noreen E. Stinson

Noreen E. Stinson of Lincoln died in Roseville Tuesday, June 7 at 64.

Mrs. Stinson was born Aug. 9, 1940 in San Francisco. She had been a Yolo County resident for a year. She was a high school graduate and worked as a payroll administrator for 25 years at Fairchild/National Semiconductor in Santa Clara.

Survivors include Mrs. Stinson's husband of 27 years, Elmer W. Stinson Jr. of Lincoln; her daughters, Karen Pettigrew and her husband Joe of Placerville and Kathy Sanchez and her husband Steve of Woodland; her stepdaughter, Lori Crawford and her husband Pat of Modesto; her stepson, Robert Stinson and his wife Maria; and her grandchildren, Kristy, Amanda, Anthony, Jennifer, Ashley, Travis, Daniella, Bobby, and Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Everlyn Martin and her in-laws, Elmer and Lois Stinson Sr.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, June 12, 2005.)

STITT

Leonard C. Stitt

Leonard C. Stitt of Davis died on Dec. 17, 1999. Born on Feb. 16, 1907, to Joseph and Clara Stitt, he was 92.

He was raised on his parents' ranch outside of Chowchilla. Upon graduating from high school in Chowchilla, he attended and graduated with honors from UC Davis, where he pitched baseball for UC Davis. He received the University of California Award in 1926.

While attending UCD, he met and later married Florence J. McCully. There were together for 64 years.

Stitt worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 45 years. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge 2260 in Davis, and also was a Davis volunteer firefighter.

Stitt was an avid baseball fan and an outdoorsman. Since 1926, he only missed one year of deer hunting in Northern California, southern Oregon and northwestern Nevada. Last October he went on his last deer hunting trip with Vern Williams of Modesto; Al Fronsdahl of Sparks, Nev.; Harold McCoy of Castro Valley; Dennis Cowles of Omaha, Neb.; and Scott McCoy of Pendleton, Ore.; all of whom he referred to as his ``boys.''

He was preceded in death by his wife Florence, a sister and two brothers. He is survived by his ``boys'' and many very special friends.

He will be cremated and buried next to his wife in the Davis Cemetery. There will be a memorial service in late January for which a notice will appear in The Enterprise.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 19, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.)

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A memorial service for Leonard C. Stitt will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 207 D St. in downtown Davis. Stitt died Dec. 17, 1999, at the age of 92.

Stitt worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 45 years. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge 2260 in Davis, and also was a Davis volunteer firefighter and an avid baseball fan and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Florence, a sister and two brothers. He is survived by many very special friends.

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

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