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STUART

Arden Robert Stuart

(This transcription was done by Robin Bills, Volunteer.)

ARDEN ROBERT STUART: male, Caucasian, not Hispanic, married; Born: 11 Feb 1918, CA, age 74; Residence: 420 Calmace Dr., Dixon, Solano Co., CA 95620; Father: Herbert Ruben Stuart, b. CA; Mother: Mabel McGee, b. IL; Spouse/Informant: Bernardine Gladys Sears, same residence; Military: 1944-1945; Education: 8; Occupation: Maintenance mechanic, American Home Foods, 50 years; Died: 2 Sep 1992; Sutter Davis Hospital, IP; Road 99, Davis, Yolo Co.; Cause: CHF, 14 days due to ASCVD, 5 years; Other: Bilateral pneumonia, COPD, renal failure; CR/SC: Scatter at sea off coast of San Francisco, 14 Sep 1992; Funeral Director: Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, Dixon.

STUART

Bertha Lucille Stuart

Bertha Lucille Stuart died in Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at age 89.

Born Jan. 30, 1913, in Lightning Creek, Okla., Mrs. Stuart was the daughter of the late James and Rosetta Dildine. She was a long time resident of Woodland before moving to Sacramento in January. She was a homemaker all of her adult life. She loved doing craft projects, according to family members, with flower arranging as her favorite activity.

Mrs. Stuart is survived by her daughters, Joanne Tschoepe and husband Gene of New Braunsfield, Texas, Joan Caya and husband Earl of Minden, Nev., Dorothy Thomas of Woodland and Darlene Merrifield and husband David of Sacramento; sisters, Alberta Donelson of Collinsville, Okla., Doris Marler of Nowata, Okla., and Colleene Schmidt of Eugene, Ore.; sisters-in-law, Ermal Dildine of Bartlesville, Okla. and Erabelle Dildine of Collinsville, Okla.

Also surviving her are 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stuart was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil D. Stuart in Dec. 6, 2001; sister, Hazel Burch and brothers, Arlie Dildine and James Dildine Jr.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, in McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

A funeral service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at the Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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

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

STUCKEY

Lynn Karen Stuckey

Lynn Karen Stuckey of Woodland died Monday, Aug. 1 at age 56.

Mrs. Stuckey was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Modesto. She had been a Yolo County resident for 36 years. She attended schools in Modesto and later worked as a cashier for 25 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Stuckey's husband of 36 years, Archie Stuckey; her daughter, Bobbie Wilson; her son, Jerry Blakley and his wife Carrie; and her grandchildren, Max, Timothy, Lexsus, Pamuela, Alex and Brooks. She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn; her father, Frank; and her brother, Gerald.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Stuckey name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Victory Tabernacle in Knights Landing with Reverend Jimmy McLean officiating. National Cremation Service of Fair Oaks is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 9, 2005.)

STUEFLOTEN

Oney Pearl 'Cookie' Stuefloten

Oney Pearl "Cookie" Stuefloten died at her home in Ninilchik, Alaska Monday, April 4 at age 86.

Mrs. Stuefloten was born March 31, 1919 to Eddie Ray and Oney Pearl Justice in Tulsa, Okla. A former Yolo County resident, she has resided in Ninilchik, Alaska since 1968. She was a housewife.

Survivors include Mrs. Stuefloten's husband of 51 years, Albert Stuefloten of Ninilchik, Alaska; her daughters, Inez Hill and her husband Dave of Sacramento and Candie Lee Hubert of Woodland; her grandchildren, Kyle and Megan Sears of Soldotna, Alaska, Kirsten and Chris Patrick of California, Kurt and Keith Hill both of Sacramento, Roger and Cathy Herman of Anchorage, Alaska, Laura Graham of Arkansas and William Hubert of California and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbera Lee Herman.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Stuefloten, no services are scheduled. Peninsula Memorial Chapels in Kenai, Alaska is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 09, 2005.)

STUKE

William E. Stuke

William E. 'Bill' Stuke of Gridley, 89, died in the arms of his daughter, Joann Stuke Diethrich, on March 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco.

His son, Paul William Stuke of Carson City, Nev., was also at his bedside during his long battle with congestive heart disease.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1910, in Sacramento.

Internationally known for his work with the walnut industry, Stuke was honored in 1989 by UC Davis for his contributions to the university the previous 25 years. UCD honored him by dedicating the Winters Wolfskill Experimental Orchard to him.

He also received honors from the California Legislature for ``demonstrating his commitment to the educational and agricultural research mission of the University of California and to the considerable benefit to the people of the state of California.''

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized him for his ``untiring and outstanding support of walnut research programs of crop pathology and genetics research unit.''

Although not active in business the last 10 years due to his failing health, in 1996 he initiated and funded the William E. Stuke Walnut Research Fellowship at UCD for graduate students conducting walnut research to benefit walnut growers.

He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 49 years, Helen Keefer Stuke; and four loving sisters, Mary Walsh, Ann Rae, Katie Corbin and Janie Stuart.

He is survived by his children; his youngest sister, Rose Widmer of Walnut Creek; six grandchildren, Annette Magagna, Douglas Osborne, Robertson Marquardt, Jennifer Richardson, David and William Stuke; seven great-grandchildren; eight nephews; three nieces; and two cousins and their families, William Katich and Donna Brochier of the Bay Area.

A memorial service is planned Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Gridley. Immediately following the services, friends and family are invited to come to the Stuke home for a luncheon at 1463 Highway 99, Gridley.

Following his wishes, there will be no graveside service.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of March 12, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

STUMPF

John Stumpf

John Stumpf died on Jan. 19, 2000, at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. Born on Jan. 22, 1908, in Fruita, Colo., to the late Phillip and Anna Stumpf, he was 91.

A resident of Yolo County for 35 years, he was a rancher in Colorado and the Capay Valley for many years. He was employed by J. Bailey as an operating engineer for 15 years, was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and loved gardening.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Stumpf; granddaughter, Susan Gentry; two sisters; and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stumpf of Woodland; children, Arleen Fielder and her husband Duane of Newport, Wash., Ken Stumpf of McCloud, and Ron Stumpf and his wife Kay of Grangeville, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Hill and her husband Jim of San Jose; sister, Ruth Schafer of Woodland; brothers, Adam Stumpf of Fort Collins, Colo., Harold Stumpf and his wife Louella of Johnstown, Colo., and Herman Stumpf and his wife Hattie of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNary's Chapel in Woodland. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodland. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

(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.)

STURGEON

Judy Dolores Sturgeon

Judy Dolores Sturgeon died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at age 61.

Born May 7, 1941, in Kingfisher, Okla., Mrs. Sturgeon was the youngest of 10 children of May and Bob Criner. She attended schools in Esparto and had been a resident of Pinole for the last 30 years.

Mrs. Pinole is survived by her husband, Jim Sturgeon of Pinole; and sons, Billy Biggs and wife Janice, Tommy Sturgeon and wife Tristy, all of De Quincy, La. and Jimmy Sturgeon and wife Farrah of Roseville.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Shannon, Billy, Shawna, Samantha, J.D., Taryn, Devon, Blake and Mayzie; and great-grandchildren, Madyson and Matthew.

Also surviving is her brothers, Ralph Criner of Esparto, and Robert Criner of Hendersonville, Tenn.; sisters, Esther Mayes of Kingfisher, Okla., Pauline Averre of Harrisburg, Pa., Rosy Wanshop and Vernia Bahlman of Esparto, Gracie Cobbler of Fort Scott, Kan., Mary Jane Pratt of Fairview, Okla., and Sylvia Myers of Spokane, Wash.; sister-in-law, Kathy Latak and husband Dave of El Sobrante, and Jim's cousin, Larry and Cheryl Dutton of Capay.

Mrs. Sturgeon was preceded in death by her son, Michael Biggs, in September of 2002.

A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Capay Cemetery in Esparto.

The family requests memorials be directed to The Kidney Foundation; or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 10, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

SUBLETT

Lillian L. Sublett

Lillian L. Sublett died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at St. John's Retirement Village where she had lived for the past several years. She was born in Estherville, Iowa on Oct. 12, 1910 to William and Grace Walker.

As a young girl Mrs. Sublett moved with her family to Medford, Ore. where she graduated from high school. In 1932 she graduated from the Stanford School of Nursing and began a nursing career that led her to become the supervisor of nurses for the Jefferson Union School District in Santa Clara.

On Mach 21, 1937 she married John L. Sublett and they established a home in Mountain View. In retirement they lived in Tahoe City and Grass Valley where John died in 1978. When her health began to fail she moved to St. John's Retirement Village seven years ago.

She is survived by her children, John W. Sublett of Davis, and Laura J. Sutherland of Chico; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sublett was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Ardito, in 1997.

A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 12, 2002.)

SUBLETT

Ronald Jack "Ronnie" Sublett, Sr.

Ronald "Ronnie" Jack Sublett Sr. died at his home in Woodland Thursday, Sept. 22 at age 67.

Mr. Sublett was born May 13, 1938 in Muskogee, Okla. to Jack and Mary (Moore) Sublett. He was a resident of Yolo County for more than 50 years. He was a 1956 graduate of Woodland High School. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Sublett served in the Korean conflict. Returning from Korea he went to work for Mobil Chemical Company, retiring after 30 years. He was a volunteer coach and referee for the Little League, Babe Ruth League baseball and various other softball teams in Woodland including the Old Timers League. He was also a member of the Mobil Chemical's golf and softball teams.

Survivors include Mr. Sublett's wife, Sandie Sublett; his daughter, Carman Stabler and her husband Paul; his sons, Ronald Jack Sublett Jr., Brett Matthew Sublett and Jeffrey Owens; his grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Stabler and Zader Naugle; his former wife, Linda Sublett-Warner of Sacramento; his father, Jack Sublett and his wife Dorothy; his sisters, Jackina Stark of Carl Junction, Mo. and Loren Blehm; and his brothers, Roger M. Sublett of San Jose and Lance Sublett of Keller, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Gould-Moore.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Sublett's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Sublett, private family services will be held. Interment will be in Marin County. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, September 28, 2005.)

SUEN

Carol A. Suen

Carol A. Suen died of breast cancer on May 7, 2000, in Davis. She is survived by her two children, Brent and Tiffany; two brothers, George and Johnny Gee; two sisters, Frieda and Patti; and her mother, Mee Gee.

Carol was born in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1941. She attended college at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She lived in Little Rock from 1962 to 1982 when she moved to Davis.

She worked at The Davis Enterprise for the past 14 years.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd., where Carol was a member.

Memorials are requested to go to the First Baptist Church of Davis or to the Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," the week of May 7, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SUGAR

Kathleen Johnson Sugar

Kathleen Johnson Sugar died in Woodland Tuesday, Jan. 18 at age 90.

Mrs. Sugar was born May 18, 1914 to the late Laurence and Margaret Nicholson Johnson in Hull, Yorkshire, England.

Survivors include Mrs. Sugar's daughter, Vivien of Houston; her son, Peter of Rio Linda; her sisters-in-law, Betty Gardner of Medford, Ore. and Florence Sugar of Maryland; her brother-in-law, Ben Sugar of the United Kingdom and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sugar; her brothers, Lawrence and Stanley Johnson; her sisters-in-law, Frances, Muriel, Mildred, Gwen and Sissy Sugar and her brothers-in-law, Sam, Mark, Morris, Joe, Mike and Harry Sugar.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Sugar, no services are scheduled. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, January 25, 2005.)

SULLIVAN

Michael Lee Sullivan

Michael Lee Sullivan, 50, of Dixon, died Thursday March 27, 2003.

He was born in Woodland, on June 21, 1952, and moved to Arkansas in 1993. Mike was a long time Dixon resident and was well known in the area for his many years in the grocery business. He worked at Albertson's in Davis for 15 years, as well as at Food-4-Less and Jumbo Markets.

Michael was preceded in death by his younger brother and best friend Tom Sullivan. He is loved and remembered by his wife MaryAnne Sullivan of North Little Rock; parents Joy and Dorene Sullivan; Sister Teri Robinson and brother-in-law Ron; son Jeff Sullivan and daughter-in-law Courtney; daughter Courtney Hennigan and son-in-law Dave; grandson Jacob Sullivan all of Dixon; and many other relatives and good friends.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Saturday April 12, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge located at 180 West B St., in Dixon. A memorial service was held in North Little Rock Tuesday, April 1, 2003, for the many friends and co-workers that Mike left behind in Arkansas.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 10, 2003.)

SULLIVAN

Patrick Alexander Sullivan, III (1st of 2 obituaries)

Patrick Alexander Sullivan, III, of Davis, died Sept. 3, 2003, at age 20.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Sullivan has lived in Yolo County for the past 8 years. He graduated from Woodland High School and was a former Boy Scout.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his parents, Sylvie and Patrick Sullivan II of Woodland; sister, Sara Sullivan of Woodland; girlfriend Julie Ketchum and her family of Davis; grandmother, Magella Gagnon, of Montreal, Canada; aunts, Kathleen Nightingale, of Queens N.Y., Diane and Michele Gagnon of Montreal, Canada, Philippe and Gerard Gagnon, Denis Viver, all of Montreal Canada.

He is also survived by cousins, Rosie Nightingale of Queens, N.Y., Simon Bruno and Laurence Gerard, all of Montreal, Canada.

A private service will be held at McNary's Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Patrick's memory to Yolo County Mental Health.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 8, 2003.) Patrick Alexandre Sullivan III.

Patrick Alexander Sullivan, III (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Family and friends are mourning the loss of Patrick Alexandre Sullivan III of Davis, who died on Sept. 3, 2003, at age 20.

He was born in Montreal and had lived in Yolo County for the past eight years. He graduated from Woodland High School and was a former Boy Scout.

Those close to him knew him to be an intelligent, thoughtful and sensitive individual, his family says. He was a voracious reader who also liked to write. He enjoyed discussing religion and philosophy.

"Patrick had a boyish smile and sincere praise and encouragement for those around him," his family says.

His many interests and activities included Rollerblading, hockey, soccer, movie going, music, travel and cooking. He was a member of a band, playing the drums. Last year he was able to indulge his wanderlust during an extended trip to Europe, visiting England, Ireland and France with his girlfriend, Julie, and visiting New York before returning home to Davis.

He is survived by his parents, Sylvie and Patrick Sullivan II of Woodland; sister, Sara Sullivan of Woodland; girlfriend, Julie Ketchum and her family of Davis; grandmother, Magella Gagnon of Montreal; aunts, Kathleen Nightingale of Queens, N.Y., and Diane and Michele Gagnon of Montreal; and uncles Philippe and Gerard Gagnon, and Denis Viver, all of Montreal.

He is also survived by four cousins, Rosie Nightingale of Queens, N.Y., and Simon, Bruno and Laurence Gagnon, all of Montreal.

A private memorial service was held at McNary's Chapel. Memorials may be sent in his memory to the Yolo County Mental Health Department, 213 W. Beamer St., Woodland, CA 95695.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, September 29, 2003.)

SULLIVAN

Reita A. Sullivan

Reita A. Sullivan died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 28 at age 66.

Mrs. Sullivan was born Oct. 12, 1939 in Woodland. She had been a life-long resident. She worked for more than 25 years as a budget analyst for the Yolo County Public Health Department.

Survivors include Mrs. Sullivan's husband of 41 years, James D. Sullivan; her daughter, Susan Sullivan; her sons, Michael A. Sullivan and Timothy S. Sullivan; her grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Sara and Elizabeth; her mother, Margaret Brennan; and her brother, Hugh Brennan. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Brennan.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, April 3 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland with Father Terry Fulton officiating. A graveside service will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

SUMNER

Helen M. Sumner

Helen M. Sumner died May 30, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1909, in Woodland, she was 91.

She was a registered nurse who worked at the Cowell Student Health Center at UC Davis for many years. She lived in Davis for the last 61 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorman Sumner. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Foster and her husband Don of Davis, and a brother, Harold Schaeffer of Woodland.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may direct them to St. John's Retirement Village Memorial Fund, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695, or to the donor's favorite charity.

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

SUMNER

Kenneth L. Sumner

Kenneth Leroy Sumner died July 17, 2001, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Born to Clifford and Gladys (Green) Sumner on March 24, 1931, in Peoria, Ill., he was 70.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after 26 years of service, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and earning the Purple Heart Medal, the Armed Expeditionary Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal, among others.

He had been a Yolo County resident for the past 12 years and enjoyed playing poker as well as watching thoroughbred horse races.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee (Mennewisch) Sumner of Davis; son, Michael Sumner and his wife Denise of San Diego; daughters, Faith Anderson and her husband Dennis of Fontana, Hope Farris and her husband Kevin of Lakeside, and Patrice Gran and her husband David of Stockton; grandchildren, Joseph Anderson of El Cajon and wife Rhonda, Theresa and Maria Anderson of Fontana, Bob Carlucci of Poway, Kenny and Andy Carlucci of Lakeside, Mitchell Sumner of San Diego, and Jessie, Kristen and Lorin Gran, all of Stockton; great-grandchildren, Manny and Christopher Anderson of El Cajon; his brother, Ronald Sumner of Dunlap, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Another brother, Clifford A. Sumner Jr., preceded him in death.

Private services will be with immediate family in attendance. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to either the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Sacramento, CA 94010 or to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 26, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

SURAN

Elsie Suran

Elsie Suran died in her El Macero home on Sept. 25, 2003. She was 83.

She was born in New York City on June 11, 1920. After graduating from high school during the Great Depression, she had to take a job to become self-supporting. Subsequently she served as chief doll designer and bookkeeper for a company she founded with her mother.

During World War II, in addition to her full-time job, she became a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Among her activites (sic) was writing to several servicemen on active duty, including Jerry Suran. Their correspondence developed into a serious relationship and their marriage in 1951. She left New York City when her husband accepted a position with General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y.

During her husband's career with GE, she helped his management work by hosting dinner meetings with employees, customers and corporate visitors. In Japan, she made friendships with the wives of managers in Japanese companies where GE business alliances were negotiated -- friendships that led to international exchanges involving not only corporate managers but their families.

When her husband served as president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, she started and organized programs for the spouses of IEEE's board of directors, programs which typically ran parallel to board meetings: get-acquainted breakfasts, city tours and guest lectures on national and international topics.

In 1982, though it meant leaving her East Coast roots for a new adventure in California, she encouraged her husband's decision to accept a joint position as a senior lecturer in the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and in the College of Engineering. She remained an active homemaker, corresponding with and hosting home visits for friends and four generations of her family.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Suran, of El Macero and extended family.

A memorial service was held Oct. 1. She was interred in a family plot in Rutherford, N.J.

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

SURPLUS

Naomi Evelyn Marie Surplus

Naomi Evelyn Marie Surplus died Aug. 7, 2004, in Davis. She was 83.

Born July 7, 1921, in St. Louis, she was the youngest of eight children.

She graduated from Culver Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in 1942. She was a teacher for 32 years. She was a member and matron in the Stockton chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

She became a Davis resident in 1999.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 53 years, Dr. Ray D. Surplus, who died in 1996.

She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Bueneman of St. Louis; daughter Rayna and her husband Gary Bohnet of Lodi; son Dr. Mahlon D. Surplus of Stockton; and daughter Naray and her husband Mark Eggleston of Davis; and grandsons Drew and Evan.

Services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 13, 2004.)

SUSA

Joyce Eileen (Kie) Susa

Joyce Eileen (Kie) Susa was born in Pittsfield, Ma. on Oct. 28, 1942.

She went to "The great beyond" unexpectedly while battling multiple medical conditions, on Saturday, June 7, 2003.

Joyce was born in Massachusetts and raised there and upstate New York. She was very strong woman who started working at the racetrack at age 13. She had to drop out of school because of hearing problems. When she started her family she continued with her education and earned her GED. From there she completed a Data Processing Trade and started working for NY State. While working and raising her family as a single mother she completed many college courses.

It was a time for change and she moved her children to California. She went through many years of working her way up the career ladder with the State of California (Dept. of Rehab.). At the time she had to medically retire she was a Senior Account Clerk. She made many friends along the way.

She was mom to many and a friend to her was family. Survived by her loving family; Sons Jeffery Oblinger and Raymond Susa; Daughter and son-in-law, Duane and Annette Griffith. Ten grandchildren and one great grandson. Her siblings: brothers, Harold and Philip Kie; sisters, Sharon Kie and Helen Loomis. Let's not forget Critter (her cat).

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 13, 2003, at 10 a.m. with Andrews and Greilich, 3939 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, Ca. 95820.

A reception will follow location to be posted at Memorial. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to c/o Joyce Susa, P.O. Box 1152 Rio Linda Ca. 95673.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 11, 2003.)

SUSSDORF

Daryle Ray Sussdorf

Daryle Ray Sussdorf died in Sacramento Monday, Jan. 31 at age 65. Mr. Sussdorf was born June 3, 1939 in Borger, Texas. He had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years. He graduated high school in Borger, Texas and enlisted in the U.S. Army following high school. He was owner of Nugget Auto Sales in Sacramento. He formed Texas City Band 26 years ago.

Survivors include Mr. Sussdorf's wife of 43 years, Shirley Sussdorf, also of Woodland; his daughter, Kathy Jenson of Rocklin; his sons, Joe Sussdorf of Sacramento and Dale Sussdorf of Woodland; his granddaughter, Lynsi Jenson of Rocklin and his grandsons, Christopher Sussdorf of Bozier, La. and Jason Sussdorf of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Elizabeth Barlow and his father, Clarence L. Sussdorf.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Sussdorf's name be directed to The Shriners Hospital for Children, 245 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Woodland Cemetery. A celebration of Mr. Sussdorf's life will follow the service at John Rodgers Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Anyone wishing to donate food would be appreciated. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 03, 2005.)

SUSSDORF

Shirley Ann Sussdorf

Shirley Ann Sussdorf died in Woodland Wednesday, July 13 at age 70.

Mrs. Sussdorf was born Jan. 30, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas. She had been a Yolo County resident for 35 years. She graduated high school from Ursuline Catholic School. For 40 years she worked as a caregiver.

Survivors include Mrs. Sussdorf's daughter, Kathy Lynn Jenson; her sons, Joe and Dale Sussdorf; her grandchildren, Chris and Jason Sussdorf and Lynsi Jenson; and her sister, Barbara Schaumburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Daryl Sussdorf.

The family requests donations in Mrs. Sussdorf's name be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Woodland Cemetery with Reverend Bob Hargrave officiating. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 17, 2005.)

SUTHERLIN

William L. (Cowboy) Sutherlin

William L. (Cowboy) Sutherlin passed away at Sutter Davis Hospital, Sunday, Feb. 13. Born Sept. 2, 1942 in Susanville, he was 57 years old.

Mr. Sutherlin was a Yolo County resident for 20 years. He graduated from Cal-Poly in 1978 and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a cowboy and a pilot. He was a member of the Buckeye Masonic Lodge of Esparto.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Sutherlin, of Winters. They were married in Susanville in 1961. He also survived by his son, Mike Berg, and daughter-in-law, Janice, of Maxwell; grandchildren, Nicole and Brian Berg, of Maxwell; mother, Beaulah Sutherlin, of Paradise; sister, Linda G. Rockwell, and brother-in-law, Rocky, of Magalia; numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sutherlin was preceded in death by his father, William N. Sutherlin, in 1995.

Visitation took place from 12-5 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second Street, in Woodland.

Graveside Services will be on Friday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, CA.

Donations may be made in Mr. Sutherlin's memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1401 Halyard Drive, Suite 130, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 17, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

SUTTER

Ellen G. Sutter

Ellen G. Sutter died on Nov. 3, 2005, at her home in Davis. Born June 4, 1945, in the borough of Queens, New York, she was 60 years old.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on the UC Davis campus. Graveside services are planned for 1:30 p.m. today at the Davis Cemetery.

She taught for 22 years at UC Davis in the departments of pomology and plant sciences.

She earned advanced degrees from Columbia and Cornell universities. From Cornell, she earned a Ph.D. in floriculture and ornamental horticulture, and she taught for two years at Iowa State University in the department of horticulture before coming to Davis in 1983. Her research publications included topics in clonal propagation by tissue culture and the physiology of adventitious root formation.

She served as director of the UC Davis Teaching Resources Center from 2002 to 2005. As director, she combined her enthusiasm for computer technology with teaching. As a teacher of plant propagation and tissue culture, she enjoyed getting to know undergraduates as individuals and was often described by students as among the most friendly and approachable of professors. As a graduate adviser, she enjoyed mentoring her students, teaching them to become researchers and encouraging each to achieve his or her goals.

Her professional interest in plant science took her to Japan China, and Scotland. For pleasure, she traveled throughout Europe and Mexico. She also visited several national parks in Hawaii, Alaska and other states as well as to remote national reserves in Peru. In 2004, Sutter combined her interest in digital photography with travel to east Africa. A tireless gardener, she enjoyed collecting and growing both California native plants and plants from around the world.

She attributed her generous nature to her father, Sol Sutter, and consistently donated to numerous organizations and charities including Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, more than five environmental organizations, and local charities. She also gave significant funds for research in women’s heart disease in memory of her mother, Pearl.

She is survived by her friend of many years, Maryann Owens, brothers David and Richard Sutter, eight nieces and nephews. Contributions to honor her memory may be made to the Ellen G. Sutter scholarship fund, c/o Maryann Owens, 1715 Sapphire Court, Davis, CA 95616.

Inquiries regarding services may be made to Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Chapel in Sacramento, (916) 452-6157.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 6, 2005.)

SUURKIVI

Valeria Suurkivi

Valeria Suurkivi of Davis died at home on Thursday, July 31, 2003. She was 88.

A seven-year Yolo County resident, she was born in Parnu in the county of Tostamaa, Estonia, on Oct. 8, 1914.

She graduated from Tartu University in Estonia in 1940 and was a pharmaceutical chemist for 30 years. She worked for Timothy Whites, Boots and Chemists and the Leicester Co-op Society until her retirement.

She held a master's and a bachelor's degree, earning the latter at age 73, in social science from England's Open University.

In 1996 she moved to Davis to be near family.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and interacting with young people.

Survivors include her son Ain Suurkivi and his wife Marilee of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; a daughter Aita Cohen and her husband Michael of Davis; three grandsons, Paul Cohen of Davis and Jeremy and Tyler Suurkivi of Moose Jaw; a brother Olev Toomingas and his wife Helga of Estonia; a nephew Toivo Suurkivi and his wife Asta and their son Tanel; a great-grandnephew Tauri; a niece Tiina; and a grandniece Brigitta of Estonia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Suurkivi in 1958.

A memorial service will be on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Estonian House in Estonia. Memorials may be sent to Evergreen Funeral Services in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, August 3, 2003.)

SWAN

Ruth Swan

A memorial service for Ruth Swan will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A reception will follow. All friends are welcome.

A retired pianist and organist, she died of congestive heart failure on July 5, 2001. Born in Crete, Neb., to Joseph Elbert Taylor and Anna Bennett Taylor, she was 91.

She enjoying playing chamber music into her late 80s, and was a member of the Davis Community Church, active in the Peacemaking Committee and the Women's Circle.

She is survived by her three daughters, Marilyn Swan of Davis; Alice Swan and her husband, Harvey Himelfarb, of Washington; and Carolyn Swan Mack and her husband, Steve Mack, of Maryland; and by her two grandchildren, Christopher Lee of Los Angeles and Joanna Swan of Davis.

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

SWANK

Harold Lawrence Swank

Harold Lawrence Swank of Vacaville died March 3, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 74.

Born March 10, 1929, in East Dallas, Pa., he worked as a quality control inspector for Explosive Technology for 25 years. He lived in Vacaville for 37 years.

He had a passion for dancing, corny humor, bar tricks and wearing Western clothing - including hats covered in pins and cowboy boots, his family said. In recent years he enjoyed jazz festivals and helping with the Backroom Band at the Davis Senior Center.

He was active in numerous groups: past master, Free & Accepted Masons, Suisun Lodge No. 55; past high priest, Solano Chapter No. 43; past and present commander, Vacaville Commandery No. 38; illustrious master, Amador Council No. 31; past president, Montezuma Shrine Club; past and present president, Scottish Rite Club; past and present president, Eagles; member of Ben Ali Shriners, Sacramento Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star, Vallejo Moose Lodge No. 468 and Vacaville Elks Lodge No. 2638.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Frances Swank of Fairfield.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Joe Barker of Carlsbad, N.M.; son and daughter-in-law, William and Jackie Swank of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren, Ashley and Will of Norfolk; first wife, Joyce Holland of Charlotte, N.C., loving companion and dance partner, Phyllis Newton of Woodland; and numerous cousins in Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 412 Travis Blvd., in Fairfield. Internment will be private.

Memorial contributions in the name of the deceased may be made to: Shriner's Childrens Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95817.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 11, 2004.)

SWANSON

Ferne Swanson

Ferne Swanson died at Chariton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chariton, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 1 at age 90.

Mrs. Swanson was born Feb. 3, 1914 in Russell, Iowa. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Mrs. Swanson's sons, Larry W. Swanson of Woodland and Roger O. Swanson of Oskaloosa, Iowa; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Swanson; her parents, John W. and Ida E. Rouse; her sisters, Nellie G. Logsdon, Marietta M. Paige and Verna B. Baze and her brothers, Rolla Charles Rouse, James Robert Rouse, Edward W. Rouse and Samuel E. Rouse.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Swanson's name be directed to Grace Baptist Church of Chariton.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Fielding Funeral Home, Chariton, Iowa. A funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Fielding Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence officiating. Interment will be at Chariton Cemetery. Fielding Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, November 02, 2004.)

SWANSTROM

Richard L. 'Swanee' Swanstrom

Richard L. Swanstrom died at his home in McKinleyville on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at age 61.

Born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Arizona, Mr. Swanstrom had been a Yolo County resident for 40 years, and had worked for various car dealerships in Woodland and Sacramento for the past 35 years.

Survivors include his wife Pam (Bigelow) Swanstrom; daughters, Stephanie Lynn Swanstrom and Kelly Lee Swanstrom; grandchildren, Bradleigh Johanneck and Brandon Swanstrom, all of whom reside in Woodland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard L. and Phoebe Swanstrom.

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

Services: A private internment was held at Mary's Cemetery in Yolo.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 29, 2003.)

SWEENEY

Josephine Anita "Jo" Sweeney

Josephine Anita "Jo" Sweeney died surrounded by family on Feb. 28, 2004, in San Pablo. She was 87.

One of seven children, she was born to Joseph and Emma Morin on Sept. 8, 1916, in Duluth, Minn. She became a registered nurse and, in 1939, came to California, where she met and married E.W. "Bill" Sweeney in 1941. She gave up her job to marry and raise three daughters.

A founding member and lifetime supporter of St. Cornelius Church, she was active in the Ladies Aid Society, YLI, Foresters and was a past president of the St. Cornelius PTA. After raising her girls, she worked for 15 years as a nurse at Richmond Hospital, retiring in 1978.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1968, and her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Sweeney of Davis, Anne Marie Grant of Vallejo and Eileen Thibault of Richmond; sons-in-law, Bill Grant and Larry Thibault; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Rosary and viewing will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Wilson and Kratzer Mission Bell Chapel in San Pablo. A funeral Mass will be said at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pinole.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, March 6, 2004.)

SWEITZER

Mary Janette Sweitzer

In Winters, Wednesday, March 12th, 1879, Mary Janette Sweitzer; aged 24 years.

Mrs. Mary Janette Sweitzer, wife of Mr. Chafe Sweitzer, died at Winters , on Wednesday last of consumption, after a lingering illness. The funeral took place from the Methodist Church South, on Thursday afternoon, and was quite largely attended.

The Winters Advocate, March 15, 1879. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

SWENSON

Bonni L. Swenson

Bonni L. Swenson, part owner of S.O.S. Reprographics in Antioch, died on Jan. 30, 2000, in Oakley. Born on Aug. 29, 1946, she was 53.

She was raised in Davis and was a native of Denver. She lived in Oakley for 21 years.

She enjoyed golf, gardening, hiking, wood crafts and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Richard Swenson; two daughters, Stacie Reagan and Susan Van Tuyl; son-in-law, Casey Van Tuyl; stepson, Mark Swenson; two grandchildren, Michael and Stephanie; five sisters, Sharon Brummels, Nancy Denney, Dianna Grissom, Karen Crowe and Mary Wyman; two brothers, David Jerrett and Raymond Jerrett; and two aunts, Ellen Parker and Hellen Blevins.

A celebration of Bonni's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Contra Costa, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520.

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

SWETT

Constance L. Swett

Constance L. Swett died at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at age 91.

Born Jan. 13, 1913, in San Francisco, Mrs. Swett graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City. She was a Woodland residents from 1951 to 1962 and lived in Sacramento until her death. She retired from Cal Trans Lab in Sacramento.

Survivors include her sons, Dan Swett and wife Vicki of Woodland, Michael Swett and wife Cathy of Sacramento.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Swett no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 25, 2004.)

SWETZ-
LEONARD

Marcella Edith Swetz-Leonard

Marcella Edith Swetz-Leonard died at Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at age 79.

Mrs. Swetz-Leonard was born Jan. 16, 1925 in Sherry, Wis. to the late Lloyd and Theresa Lobner Fruin and had been a Yolo County resident for two years.

Survivors include Mrs. Swetz-Leonard's husband Arthur Leonard of Suffolk, Va., daughters, Beverly Hartman and her husband Edward of Hampshire, Ill., Sharon Sleeper and her husband John of Cripple Creek, Colo. and Kim Ehresman and her husband Bryan of Woodland, sons Dennis Swetz and his wife Rose of the Philippines and Dean Swetz and his wife Debbie of Algonquin, Ill. She is also survived by her sisters Pat Stuehler, Marlene Furo and Ethel Passer, her brothers Lloyd and George Fruin all of Wisconsin, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her first husband Harold A. Swetz, sister Marie Fruin and brother Bill Fruin.

Donations in Mrs. Swetz-Leonard's name may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, 95825.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 in Cary, Ill. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, September 14, 2004.)

SWIFT

Richard Gene Swift

Richard Gene Swift, composer and professor emeritus of music at UC Davis, died Nov. 8, 2003, in Davis. He was 76.

He was born in Middlepoint, Ohio, on Sept. 24, 1927, to Lyle Russell Swift and Josephine Ladd Swift.

He studied composition privately with Grover Buxton and John Sherwood from 1940-47. From 1950-52 he taught at the U.S. Army Third Armored Division Band School in Fort Knox, Ky.

In 1953 he began attending the University of Chicago, where he studied composition with Grosvenor Cooper, Leland Smith and Leonard Meyer. Upon completing his master's degree in 1956, he became a faculty member of the nascent UCD department of music.

Music department founder Jerome Rosen wrote in a history of the department that, at the time he was hired, Swift had "already shown himself to be a gifted and productive composer -- one of his orchestral works had recently been recorded by the Louisville Symphony." Rosen soon came to consider Swift a co-founder of the department due to his wise counsel, because of his role in selecting music scores and learned books for the department library and for the quality and breadth of his teaching in the areas of music composition, theory and history.

Swift served as chairman of the department from 1963-1971. He oversaw the formation of a master's degree program, developed a partnership with the University's Committee on Research to present concerts of new works, and conceived and established the artist-in-residence program, which continues to bring distinguished visiting artists to the department to teach students and present public concerts.

UC Davis colleague Professor D. Kern Holoman said that for decades Swift was, for many, the intellectual foundation of the department, a distinguished composer of the surrealist school who helped make UCD a famous locus of new music. He composed more than 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice, solo piano, flute, guitar and opera, and his works have been recorded on the Orion, NEW, PNM, and CRI labels. He retired from the department in 1991.

His many awards include a Rockefeller Foundation-Louisville Orchestra Young Composers Award (1955); Fellow, Institute for Advanced Musical Studies, Princeton University (1959, 1960); Rockefeller Foundation Performance Award (Oakland Symphony, 1968); Composers String Quarter Award (1973); National Endowment for the Arts (1976-77); American Institute -- Academy of Arts and Letters Award (1978); annual ASCAP Award for Serious Music (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992); the Fromm Foundation; the MacDowell Colony; and the UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award (1980).

He was a member of the American Music Center, ASCAP, American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, San Francisco Composers Forum, College Music Society and American Society of University Composers. He also served as a visiting professor at Princeton University (1977-1978), chairman of the UC Davis Integrated Studies program (1969-1971) and a University of California Faculty Research Lecturer (1983-1984).

Swift also was active as a writer and editor, contributing to the University of California Press, American Musicological Society journal, Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Dictionary of American Music, Notes, Perspectives of New Music and others. He had a founding role as consulting editor to the University of California Journal of 19th-Century Music, produced on the UCD campus.

He was preceded in death by wife Dorothy Zackrisson Swift. He is survived by sisters Sandra Byers of Muskegon, Mich., Kay Corder of Norman, Okla., and Shirley Bice of Lima, Ohio; sons Jeremy Swift of Woodland, John Swift of Davis and Joel Swift of Davis; daughter-in law Susan Lewis Swift of Davis; and grandchildren Vanya, Marinka, John, Sean, Jesse and Zachary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Food Bank of Yolo County, Communicare community health clinic, or the American Lung Association.

A concert celebrating his life and works will be scheduled at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 20, 2003.)

SWINGLE

Frederick L. Swingle

Frederick L. Swingle, born on August 3, 1918, in Roundup, Montana, passed away on April 19, in Vacaville at the age of 86.

Mr. Swingle served for three and a half years in the Army in World War II where he was stationed in Australia. After he returned, he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Montana State College. In 1946 he married his wife June, and in 1949 they traveled to Alaska where they resided for forty years. While in Alaska he worked on Fort Richardson and on the North Slope. He had many interests throughout his life including rock hounding, gold prospecting, and traveling. He managed to visit countries on six continents and enjoyed meeting people wherever he went.

In 1989 he and his wife relocated to Newcastle and in 2002 they moved to Winters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Carrie Swingle, and his brother, Lester. Mr. Swingle is survived by his wife, June, daughter Karla and husband John Knabke; and grandsons, Brent and Lyle of Winters. He is also survived by his brother, Alfred of Tehachapi, sisters, Ruth of Edmonton, Alberta, and Rose of Ladner, B.B. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2005.)

SWINK

Randal Owen Swink, Jr.

Randall Owen Swink, Jr. (Randy), passed away on Nov. 22, 2005, at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, after a long battle with diabetes. Born on March 12, 1961, in Woodland, he was 44 years old. Randy grew up in Winters. He loved people, children, dogs, fishing and spending time with his beloved daughter, Ashleigh, of whom he was extremely proud. Randy was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend.

Randy is survived by his parents, Randall and Barbara Swink, Sr., of Winters; children Randall Swink, III, of Minnesota, Kira Taute, of Washington, and Ashleigh Swink, of Winters; brother Phillip Swink, and his wife, Sue, of Winters; sister Kimberly Galabasa, and her husband, Celestino, and their children Klarice, Celestino and Beau Galabasa, all of Winters. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Winters Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made in his name to the Diabetes Foundation.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 1, 2005.)

SWISHER

Tex E. Swisher

Tex Swisher, a resident of Davis for the past 46 years, died Feb. 19, 2005, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 90.

Born Jan. 26, 1915, in Danville, Ill., to Fred and Olive (Gravat) Swisher, he was raised in Illinois and came to California, settling in Davis in 1959. He worked for many years as a truck driver delivering freight all over the United States. He once said that he had delivered freight in every state except Connecticut.

During his career he also worked as a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines.

His family said he loved trains and would sit at the train station in Davis to watch the trains arrive. He once wrote a letter to Amtrak asking if he could ride in a locomotive. Some time later, Amtrak made his dream come true and let him ride in the locomotive with the engineers from Davis to Reno and back.

He was described as a family-oriented man and was very proud that before his death there were five generations of the Swisher family alive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Swisher, in April 1977; a son, Robert E. Swisher, in 1988; a brother, Stanley M. Swisher; and sisters, Arlena Rae and Mildred Moore.

He is survived by his children, Jon K. Swisher of Lake Tahoe; Billy Lee Swisher of Danville, Ill.; Patricia Ann Walton of Danville, Ill; stepson, James Freed of Shipshewana, Ind.; and stepdaughter, Elsie Jean Minier of Goshen, Ind.

He is further survived by his brother, Don D. Swisher of Davis; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at the Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Salvation Army. A virtual guest book may be signed at http://www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 24, 2005.)

SWMITZER

Lowery Swmitzer

Near Monticello, Berryessa Valley, Feb. 1, 1877, Lowery Swmitzer, aged 55, a native of Ohio.

The Winters Advocate, February 10, 1877. (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

SWYGERT

Mary Mae Swygert

Mary Mae Swygert of Woodland died at Sierra Health Care in Davis on Sunday, March 12 at age 93.

Mrs. Swygert was born Dec. 16, 1912 in Gainsville, Texas. She had been a Yolo County resident for 54 years. She was a retired secretary from Yolo County School District and a member of the First Baptist Church since 1973.

Survivors include Mrs. Swygert's sister, Leona Aldridge of Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son and her sister.

Memorials in Mrs. Swygert's name may be directed to First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Floyd Mauldin of First Baptist Church will officiate. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, March 16, 2006.)

SYDOW

Emil Sydow

"Sacramento Bee," Sacramento, California, Tuesday December 5, 1939.

DEATHS

SYDOW - Entered into rest in Bryte, Yolo County, December 4, 1939, Emil Sydow, beloved husband of Karoline Sydow, loving father of Frank Sydow, stepfather of Mrs. Emma THOMPSON and Mrs. Louise FINCH; a native of Germany, aged 67 years. Mr. Sydow is at the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlick, corner of Twentieth and P streets. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday at 2 P.M. from the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlick, corner of Twentieth and P streets. Interment Odd Fellows Lawn.

(The preceding obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

SYLVESTRI

Ron Sylvestri

Ron Sylvestri passed away early Friday morning, April 22, at the age of 75. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Fremont, attending Hayward High. Mr. Sylvestri graduated from U.C. Berkley and became an optometrist, starting a practice in Dixon in 1957. For many years he also had an office in Winters.

Ron was an easy-going, hard-working, generous and loving man who loved his family and friends. He was a member of the Vacaville Tennis Club, Rotary Club, Moose Club and the Elks Club. He loved sailing and traveling.

Mr. Sylvestri was preceded in death by his wife, Char. He leaves behind his daughter, Sally, sons Rick and Mike, brother Richard, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A rosary and visitation for Mr. Sylvestri was held at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon on April 27. The funeral service will be held on April 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church.

In memory of Ron, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1652 West Texas Street, Suite #110, Fairfield, 94533.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2005.)

SYDOW

Karoline H. Sydow

Funeral rites will be held to-morrow for Mrs. Karoline H, Sydow, 82, a native of Germany who had lived at 418 Sacramento Avenue, Bryte, Yolo County, since 1911.

The services will begin at 1:30 PM in the James R. Garlick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Lawn cemetery. Mrs. Sydow died Tuesday in a hospital in Woodland, Yolo County. Her husband, Emil, died about 16 years ago. Their home was one of the first three constructed in Bryte.

Surviving are Mrs. Sydow's children, Frank of San Francisco and Mrs. Emma WHEELER of Sacramento; a brother, August BELLNER of Cordelia, Solano County; a niece and nephew, Henry and Bertha ALDINGER of Sacramento.

(The preceding obituary was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

SYLVESTRI

Ron Sylvestri

Ron Sylvestri passed away early Friday morning, April 22, at the age of 75. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Fremont, attending Hayward High. Mr. Sylvestri graduated from U.C. Berkley and became an optometrist, starting a practice in Dixon in 1957. For many years he also had an office in Winters.

Ron was an easy-going, hard-working, generous and loving man who loved his family and friends. He was a member of the Vacaville Tennis Club, Rotary Club, Moose Club and the Elks Club. He loved sailing and traveling.

Mr. Sylvestri was preceded in death by his wife, Char. He leaves behind his daughter, Sally, sons Rick and Mike, brother Richard, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A rosary and visitation for Mr. Sylvestri was held at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon on April 27. The funeral service will be held on April 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church.

In memory of Ron, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1652 West Texas Street, Suite #110, Fairfield, 94533.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 4, 2005.)

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