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TABER

Betty Jean Taber

Betty Jean Taber died peacefully on the morning of May 9, 2005, of congestive heart failure, surrounded by family. She was 79.

A graveside service open to family and friends begins at 11 a.m. Friday at Capay Cemetery, followed by a community gathering at the Countryside Church social hall in Esparto. A memorial service is planned for the following week. Details will be announced at a later date.

Born March 14, 1926, she was the fourth child born to Alice and Paul Stephens. She grew up in Esparto where she attended elementary school and in high school served as student body president her senior year.

She also attended the Esparto Countryside Church where she met her future husband, Ray "Louie" Taber of the Capay Valley. After high school and until she married, she attended UC Davis where she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority.

She married Ray Taber on Feb. 15, 1947, and after he finished university studies, they moved to Davis. She spent the 58 years since her wedding raising her four boys, caring for six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was said to be a person of deep spiritual faith and enjoyed many activities at the Davis Community Church, such as serving several sessions as an ordained elder, Church Women United, study circles and Delta Phi. She was an active bridge player.

Throughout her life in Davis, she volunteered in many organizations, including Cub Scouts, LiIttle League, Suicide Prevention and the Sutter Davis Auxiliary. She was also involved with her husband's professional engineering associations in groups such as The Structurettes and ASFE. The ASFE connection led to a travel group, where she traveled to China, Greece, Italy and throughout the United States.

Her family said she enjoyed seeing new things with her boys and husband on countless trips around California and enjoyed "down time" at the family house in Santa Cruz. She also loved the San Francisco Giants and spent many springs in Arizona watching the team prepare for their season.

An active member of the Yolo County Historical Society and Yolo County Historical Museum, she was proud of her family's pioneer heritage in western Yolo County, which dated to the founding of the Oakdale Ranch by her grandfather, George D. Stephens, and great-uncle, John D. Stephens, in the early 1850's. Her maternal grandfather, James Edgar, was the first postmaster of Esparto. Her parents were part of the initial group that formed the Countryside Church.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Stephens.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Taber of Davis; four sons, Harmon Taber and his wife Greta of Capay, Andy Taber and his wife Kim of Davis, Frank Taber of Sacramento and Steve Taber and his wife Sharon of Woodland.

She is further survived by her brother, Paul Stephens Jr. and his wife Dolores of Esparto; her sister, Patricia Armstrong of Davis; grandchildren, Stephenie Carlson of Sacramento, Lucas Taber of San Diego, Miles Taber of Los Angeles, Ben Taber of Sacramento, Alex Taber of Woodland and Will Taber of Woodland; great-granddaughter Cassidy Carlson of Sacramento; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made as gifts to the Davis Community Church, the Esparto Countryside Church or the American Heart Association. Burial arrangements are being made through McNary's Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 11, 2005.)

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Betty Jean Taber (memorial service)

Betty Jean Taber died peacefully on the morning of May 9, 2005, of congestive heart failure, surrounded by family. She was 79.

A memorial service begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made as gifts to the Davis Community Church, the Esparto Countryside Church or the American Heart Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday May 16, 2005.)

TABER

Lorenzo Taber

DIED

TABER - In Capay Valley, Yolo county, Feb. 10, 1878, Lorenzo Taber, a native of New York, aged 63 years, 7 months and 20 days.

The Winters Advocate, February 16, 1878.

(This obituary was contributed by voluneer jch.)

TABER

Merlin Jay Taber, Jr.

Merlin Jay Taber, Jr. passed away in his Capay residence on Dec. 11, 1999 at his Capay residence on Dec. 11, 1999 at the age of 78. He was born in Woodland on Nov. 23, 1921 to the late Merlin J. and Esther Bressee Taber.

Mr. Taber was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He attended Capay Elementary School and graduated from Esparto High School in 1939. He received his BA degree in 1943 from Stanford University, and he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the US Army Field Artillery in August 1943. Mr. Taber served 2 years in the USA as a motor officer and served one year in the Philippines and Japan, attaining the rank of captain before being discharged in 1946. He remained in the reserve

until July 1956.

Mr. Taber married his fellow Stanford University Student, Anne Gardner, in August of 1943. After serving in the army, Mr. Taber was a farmer all of his life on the same almond orchard in the Capay Valley is grandfather and father farmed before him.

He was a member of the Landmark-Buckeye Masonic Lodge #195, serving as master in 1946 and was a member of the Lions Club for many years. Mr. Taber loved to travel and was very interested in the Civil War, and traveled to most of the Civil War battlefields.

Mr. Taber is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne Gardner Taber; children, Karen Taber Garrison of Woodland, Merlin Taber III and wife, Jane, of San Francisco, Martha A. Taber, of Swampscott, Massachusetts and Lawrence M. Taber of Capay.... (The rest of the obituary is not available.)

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 16, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TADLOCK

Robert Bruce Tadlock Sr.

Robert Bruce Tadlock Sr. died at his vacation home in Fort Bragg, Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at age 62.

Mr. Tadlock was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. He was involved in the family trucking business most of his adult life. According to his family members, "he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and fishing along the Mendocino Coast. He was truly the nucleus of his family, as devoted to them as they were to him. He focused his attention on the younger generation, always alert as to their whereabouts and activities."

He is survived by his wife, Alysia Tadlock; son, Bruce Tadlock and wife Susie; daughter, Christie Karlstad; son-in-law, Mitch Roath and wife Trish, all of Esparto; brother, Donnie Tadlock and grandchildren, Matt and Cody Tadlock, Marcus and Gretchen Karlstad and Meghan Roath, all of Esparto.

He is also survived by his mother, Audrey Tadlock Burris.

Mr. Tadlock was preceded in death by his father, James I Tadlock; daughter, Leslie Roath; and brothers, Jamie and Mike Tadlock.

A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Capay Cemetery in Esparto.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Martin's alter Society, at P.O. Box 615, Esparto 95627.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 10, 2003.)

TAFOYA

David Villa Tafoya

David Villa Tafoya passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 surrounded by his loving family at Woodland Memorial Hospital. He was 67 years old. David was born in Yolo, California on June 14, 1936. He was the son of Maximiliano (Chano) and Maria Luisa Tafoya. He worked for EE Ludorff water well drilling company for 23 years, and moved on to UC Davis as an Animal Technician for 17 years. He retired three years ago. He also served in the United States Army for two years. The most he loved and enjoyed after his retirement was spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed working in his yard and cooking and helping anyone in need. He also enjoyed shopping and talking to family and friends. He was always there for all of us when we needed him. He was the most loving husband, father and grandfather. Who we'll cherish always in our hearts.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Tafoya of 46 years. Children: son, David Tafoya Jr. and wife Vanessa of Sacramento. Daughters, Arlene Carston and husband Ron and Norma Tafoya, all of Woodland. Grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Tafoya, Serena Rios, Armando Tafoya, Rhiannon Sedwick and Julian Liberati. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Millen of Fairfield, Virginia Lopes and husband Joe of West Sacramento, Francis Vasquez of Woodland, Lillie Najar and husband John of Sacramento and brother, Rudy Tafoya of West Sacramento; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Maximiliano (Chano) Tafoya and mother Maria Luisa Tafoya. His nephews, Ruben (Shorty) Trejo, Michael Najar, and Derrick Tafoya; and niece, Sonia Vasquez.

Memorials contributions may be sent to the Heart Association; or Diabetes Association.

A vigil will be held at McNary's Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at 5 p.m. The funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 14, 2003.)

TAFOYA

Louise Mary Tafoya

Our dear Mother, Louise Mary Tafoya, died with all the grace with which she lived on Jan. 20, 2006 at the Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly. She was 86 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Robert Soto Tafoya and her mother Juana Hernandez and father Macedonio Gonzales. She is survived by her son Robert R. Tafoya and his wife Gloria, son Ronald J. Tafoya and Linda Ganzer and her daughter Gloria Tafoya and Larry Love. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ron Tafoya Jr., Carl Tafoya and his wife Lisa, Michael Tafoya and his wife Andrea, Angela Banks, Vincent Tafoya and his wife Rachel, Cindy Tafoya, Eric Ennis and his wife Aaiko and Manuel Souza and his wife Robin. She was also survived by her 14 great-grandchildren: Megan and Roxanne Tafoya of Illinois, Joshua, Justus, Petra and Faith Tafoya of Sacramento, Clayton and Erika Banks of Oakdale, Alexandra Tafoya of Kentucky, Olivia Ennis of Idaho, Devinn and Aaron Tafoya of Lincoln and Shane and Haley Souza of Woodland.

Surrounded and embraced with love, Louise was prepared for death with prayers, anointings and the presence of her sons Bob and Ron, her daughter Gloria, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many nieces.

Her greatest gift was her humility and her quiet, unassuming way in which she cared for us all. We rejoice for her and we grieve for her.

A rosary will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at McNary's Chapel and the funeral Mass will be on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday January 25, 2006.)

TAFOYA

Mary G. Tafoya

Mary G. Tafoya died in Woodland Monday, Sept. 6 at age 90.

Mrs. Tafoya was born Sept. 4, 1914 in Turkey, Texas and was a long-time Yolo County resident. From 1957 to 1961, she owned Hartzell Ice Cream Fountain in Woodland and later was a cook at Driftwood Convalescent Home in Davis. After retiring, she became a volunteer for the Elderly Nutrition Program. Through her work with the program, Mrs. Tafoya earned an award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 1992.

Survivors include Mrs. Tafoya's daughters Dolores "Lola" Montoya and her husband Joe, Juanita "Nicki" Martinez and her husband Tom, Anita "Mousey" Morales and her husband Joe, and her son Eddie Tafoya and his wife Aurora, all of Woodland, 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Eliseo Tafoya, son Alec "Duke" Tafoya and granddaughter Karen Martinez.

The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Tafoya's name be directed to Holy Rosary School, 301 Walnut St., Woodland or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at Holy Rosary Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A mass in her honor will be said 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Holy Rosary. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 10, 2004.)

TALAMANTES

Fidel Talamantes

Born March 30, 1920 in Benicia, Ca., Fidel was raised in Mexico, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the age of 83.

Fidel was married to Maria Rodriguez Talamantes for 53 years, and lived in West Sacramento for 54 years. Predeceased by son Rafael Issac Talamantes, he is survived by daughters, Rosa Loyd of Sacramento, Alice Austin of Woodland, Elena Talamantes, Irene Ronquillo of West Sacramento; sons David, Daniel, and Carlos Talamantes of West Sacramento; Grandchildren Jennifer and Jamie Austin, Matthew Talamantes, Thomas, Robert and Stephanie Loyd, Elizabeth, Veronica, Luis Ronquillo, Issac Garcia and Bryan Moreno, Deanna and Andrea Talamantes. Fidel is also survived by his brother Rodrigo Talamantes of Sacramento.

Fidel was a man of many virtues and many talents; a self-taught man and an energetic husband, father and friend. He lived an expressive life, and helped many people. His passing will leave a void in his family and friends' lives. He will be missed, and his spirit will always be in his loved one's hearts.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Sacramento 10th Ward, 2905 11th Ave., Sacramento.

(A photograph of Fidel Talamantes is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, May 31, 2003.)

TAMAYO

Estella H. Tamayo

Mrs. Tamayo died on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Woodland Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was 88 years old. She lived in Woodland for 42 years. Mrs. Tamayo attended perpetual Catholic School in San Antonio, Texas.

Mrs. Tamayo worked in food service, retail and was a devoted, loving mother to her children. Estella was loved and admired by many, but by no one more than her family. She will be truly missed.

Mrs. Tamayo is survived by her daughters, Beatrice Kirby of Texas, Bertha Losoya of Vacaville, and Irma Mora of San Diego; son-in-law Benjamin Losoya of Vacaville and 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Tamayo was preceded in death by her son Phillip Gonzales Sr.

Visitation and Rosary are scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 3, at McNary's Funeral Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 305 Walnut St. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery on West Street. A reception will follow at Holy Rosary Parish next to the church.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, May 2, 2004.)

TAMAYO

Socorro Echevarria Tamayo

Socorro Echevarria Tamayo died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at age 75.

Born Aug. 6, 1926, in Santana, Guanajuato, Mexico, Mrs. Tamayo was the daughter of Jose Guadalupe and Maria (Arellano) Echevarria. She had been a resident of Knights Landing and Yolo County for the past 12 years, where she lived and worked with her husband, Rafael Tamayo.

She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church of Knights Landing and loved being able to provide a happy home for her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Tamayo is survived by her husband, sisters and brothers and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Mexico.

A prayer vigil and rosary will be held at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, today at 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Interment will be at Panteon Municipal Cemetery in Ciudad del Sol, La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico, on Monday, April 15, 2002.

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," Thursday, April 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

TANABE

Tamiye "Tami" Tanabe

Tamiye "Tami" Tanabe was born in a tent in Dunnigan on July 28, 1922, and died one day short of her 82nd birthday on July 27, 2004. Her father delivered her, the second of seven children born to the Nagasugi family, first-generation Japanese-Americans.

She grew up in Woodland where she graduated from Woodland High School. After graduation, she went to San Francisco City College. It was during this time that she met Kyogo "Tom" Tanabe, whom she married in 1942.

With the advent of World War II, she and her family were interned in a camp in Amache, Colo. Shortly after being sent to Colorado, Tami left to marry Tom, who was due to be sent out with his Army unit to Europe.

After the war, the couple lived briefly in Chicago before returning to the West Coast, first to San Francisco, and eventually to Berkeley where they would live for more than 50 years.

As a mother with three small children, she was active in Girl and Boy Scouts, quilting and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, right across the street from where she lived. She regularly attended worship and helped each Thursday with the preparation of the Sunday bulletin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom.

She is survived by her three sisters, Yaye "Florence" Yoshimine of El Cerrito, Mary Kasai of Lincoln and Toshiye Murakami of Roseville; two daughters, Candace Cramer of Davis and Emily Berg of Petaluma; five grandchildren, Lara Salviati of Iowa, Jessica Berg of Elk Grove, Ethan Davis of Davis, and Matthew and Mark Cramer of Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Tai Salviati of Iowa.

Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Martin's Memorial Fund. Another memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley at a later date.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of July 26, 2004.)

TANAKA

Takeshi Bob Tanaka

Takeshi Bob Tanaka died in Sacramento Saturday, Nov. 12 at age 81.

Mr. Tanaka was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Los Angeles to Hisako and Megumi Tanaka. He had been a Woodland resident for 37 years.

Survivors include Mr. Tanaka's wife Janet; his daughter, Kathy and her husband Tom; his son, Alan and his wife Lee Anne; his grandsons, Ian, Kyle, Connor, Sean and Craig; and his siblings, Richard, Jim, Clarence, John, Sam, Ted, Joe, Alice, Grace and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Tanaka, private family services were held. The George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers of Sacramento assisted the family with arrangements.

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

TANDY

Ellen Rachel Tandy

Ellen R. Tandy died in her home Sunday, March 5, at age of 96. Mrs. Tandy was born in Eagleville, California on Aug. 21, 1903. she lived most of her early years in Cedarville, where she met Albert Tandy where he was teaching. In June of 1937 Albert and Ellen moved to the Madison area of Yolo County on his parent's farm. She was a member of Countryside Church for 61 years, and was active in Ruth's, Ladies Auxiliary, Women's Farm Bureau and the Rural Study Club.

Ellen is survived by her sister, Esther Marsh, of Cedarville; daughters, Ellen A. Peckham of Winters and Janice M. Walthers and husband, Bob, of Cedarville; brother-in-law Bill Tandy, and wife, Iola, of Winters; sister-in-law, Terry Bailey, of Citrus Heights; grandsons, Jack Peckham, Whitney Bittle, Cameron Bittle and wife Liz Rambo; granddaughters Deb Peckham, Myrna Spiva and husband, Joe and Darci Peckham-Lewis and her husband, Napoleon. Great-grandsons Nathan Covington and Demetrius Lewis; great-grand daughters, Nichole Peckham, Jennifer Peckham and Lela Spiva; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert and brother Melvin and a grandson, Gerald Peckham.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at Countryside Church, Freemont and Grafton streets in Esparto.

A private internment will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Countryside Church, Summer House, YES or your favorite charity.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 9, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TANDY

Margaret TANDY (1818–1890) (obit.)

Death of an Aged Lady

Mrs. Margaret Tandy, aged 72 years, a native of Ireland, died at her home at Cottonwood, near Madison, on Wednesday last. The funeral took place yesterday, from the family residence, the remains being taken to Woodland for burial. The deceased lady leaves a son and daughter to mourn the loss of a mother.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Saturday, November 22, 1890, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TANDY

William Francis Tandy (1st of 2 obituaries)

William Francis Tandy died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Thursday, March 10. William was the third of three sons born to Irish/Dutch American parents George Edward and Elizabeth Jane Seabold Tandy. William was born June 14, 1912. He was raised in what was then known as Cottonwood Township, just south of Madison. He graduated from Esparto High School. Early in his young life he made his living by driving a school bus and by driving trucks. In 1942, at the age of 30, William enlisted in the United States Navy. He became a Seabee within the Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1945, William returned home to the valley that he loved. William married Iola in July 1945, and with her, continued to raise her daughter Elizabeth Jane Tandy. William, Iola and Elizabeth went to Maine, where William would finish his military service. Returning to the valley in October 1945, William returned to his trucking business, which he later sold, to be come an employee of Syar & Harms (Madison Sand & Gravel). William would retire from Madison Sand & Gravel in 1977.

The most important aspect of William's life was the family that he loved more than anything. William and Iola had their daughter, Elizabeth, and during what was a difficult time for everyone, Elizabeth's best friend, Barbara Heartle, became a part of their family. William and Iola built their current home in 1959 on land that was originally owned by William's parents. Elizabeth Tandy would become Elizabeth Pearson and have four children. William was completely devoted to his four grandchildren, and later to his five great-grandchildren and even later to his two great-great-grandsons. Barbara Heartle would become Barbara Hudson Brown and would have four children. To Barbara's children William was "Grandpa" also. Nothing gave William more pleasure than watching the successes and accomplishments of those that he loved. And nothing gave his family members more pleasure than being able to make him proud.

William is survived by his wife, Iola; daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Pearson. Grandchildren: Carla Pearson Lampman and her husband Vince and their daughter Brianna Lampman; Paula Pearson Covington and her husband Tom and their daughter Brandy Burns and her husband Mark and their sons, Justin and Garrett; Laura Pearson Buhrer and her husband David and their sons, Michael and Matthew; Jeffrey Pearson and his son Clarke. William is also survived by Barbara Heartle Hudson Brown and her husband Ernie and their children Patricia, William, Richard, Melinda and their families.

A memorial service will be held at St. John's Chapel, 135 Woodland Ave., Wednesday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, March 13, 2005.)

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William Francis Tandy (1912-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

William Francis Tandy died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Thursday, March 10 at age 92.

Mr. Tandy was born June 14, 1912 to George Edward and Elizabeth Jane Seabold Tandy in Cottonwood Township, just south of Madison. He graduated from Esparto High School. After graduation he drove a school bus and trucks. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II and later in Maine. After the war, he returned to his trucking business, which he later sold, to be come an employee of Syar & Harms (Madison Sand & Gravel). He retired from Madison Sand & Gravel in 1977.

Survivors include Mr. Tandy's wife of 60 years, Iola; his daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Pearson; his grandchildren, Carla Pearson Lampman and her husband Vince, Paula Pearson Covington and her husband Tom, Laura Pearson Buhrer and her husband David and Jeffrey Pearson; his great-grandchildren, Brianna Lampman, Brandy Burns and her husband Mark, Michael and Matthew Buhrer and Clarke Pearson and his great-great-grandchildren, Justin and Garrett Burns. He is also survived by Barbara Heartle Hudson Brown and her husband Ernie and their children, Patricia, William, Richard and Melinda and their families.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at St. John's Chapel, 135 Woodland Ave. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 14, 2005.)

TANSKI

Casimir Tanski

Casimir Tanski, 84, passed away on July 18, 2000, in Woodland, following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Tanski was born on Oct. 8, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at the Passionist Seminary in Prasnysz, Poland, returning to the U.S. during World War II and resettling in Baltimore. After moving to California in 1951, he was employed for 26 years by the Greyhound Corporation in San Francisco. Retiring in 1978, Mr. Tanski operated a horse and cattle ranch west of Winters.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Ladd Tanski of Winters; son, Charles Tanski; grandchildren, Michael and Elaine Tanski of Orinda; brother, Stanislaw Tanski of Poland; nieces and nephews, Gina and Paul Middleman of esparto, and Wanda, Wojtek and Patrick Mizerski and Kasia Izdebska of Pittsburg. Mr. Tanski is also survived by a large extended family living in Poland.

A rosary was recited at McNary’s Chapel in Woodland on July 20, and a funeral Mass was held on July 21 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. Burial followed at the Italian Cemetery in Colma.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, July 27, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TAPAOAN

Sebastiana A. Tapaoan

Sebastiana A. Tapaoan died in Cottonwood Healthcare Center, Woodland Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at age 95.

Born Jan. 27, 1906, in the Philippines, to the late Antero and Roberta Aguinaldo, Mrs. Tapaoan came to the United States in 1973 to live with her daughter in Woodland. She was a homemaker all of her adult life.

Mrs. Tapaoan is survived by her children, Macario Tapaoan and wife Luz of Hawaii, Venancia Aguinaldo and Maria Tapaoan, both of of (sic) Woodland.

She is also survived by her niece who was raised by Mrs. Tapaoan, Aida Aguistin and husband Angel of Hawaii; grandchildren, Gloria Tupinic, Emmie Watanabe, Lyn Albano, Fe Nakamura, Nellie Rivera, Marlo Tapaoan, Roldan Aguistin and Graham Aguistin, all of Hawaii, Jerry Aguinaldo of Woodland, Joseph Diaz of Mission Viejo and Mary Jane Tapaoan of Woodland; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Rufina Del Rosario and Isabel Menor, both of the Philippines; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Philippines, Hawaii and California.

Mrs. Tapaoan was preceded in death by her husband, Florencio Tapaoan; five sisters and two brothers.

A vigil service is scheduled at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

A funeral mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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

(Obituary from the “The Daily Democrat,” Friday, February 01, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the “The Daily Democrat,” 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

TAPIA

August G. Tapia

August G. Tapia of Davis died June 1, 2000, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on May 11, 1902, in Arequipa, Peru, he was 98 years old.

He came to California in 1923 and had lived in Davis since 1957. He served in the National Guard during World War II. While living in Davis, he worked for Armco Steel Co. for many years. His favorite pastime was bowling with friends and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet E. Tapia.

He is survived by his children, Sylvia Johnson and her husband Richard of Roseville and Ken Tapia and his wife Tina of Citrus Heights; four grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Kimberly White, Denise Tapia and Kevin Tapia; a great-grandchild, Taylor White; and his sister, Dora deArispe of Lima, Peru.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances be directed to the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis, CA 95616.

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

TARANGO

Joe Luis "Lil Joe" Tarango, Jr

Joe Luis "Lil Joe" Tarango Jr. of Dinuba died Thursday, Nov. 29 at age 31.

Mr. Tarango was born March 17, 1974 in Dinuba. He attended elementary and junior high school in Dinuba and Cache Creek High School in Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Tarango's son, Joe Luis Tarango III and his mother, Norma Delgado, both of Woodland; his parents, Sarah Tarango of Concord and Joe Tarango Sr. of California; his sisters, Stephanie Rivera Creer and her husband Lonell Creer Sr. of Hercules and Lisa Perez and her husband Alex of Oakland; his nieces, Dominique, Danielle and Renee Creer; and his nephew, Lonell Creer Jr. all of Hercules. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Marie Rivera and his cousins, Denise and Alfred.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Outreach Church of Christ, 151 W. Main St., Suite C, Woodland (across from Woodhaven Lanes). Pastor Harry Washington will officiate. Cremains will be returned to the family. The Miller Memorial Chapel and Crematory in Woodlake is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 6, 2005.)

TATE

Karmel Tate

She taught third grade at West Davis Elementary School from 1953 to 1970. She and her husband Ralph lived in their house on Oeste Drive from 1954 until last year when poor health made it necessary for them to move to Palm Gardens, a managed care facility in Woodland.

She loved to travel and had many exciting experiences. While returning from the Philippines, the ship she was traveling on was bombed by Japan prior to World War II.

She enjoyed playing bridge and was proud of her accomplishments over many years in the master's swimming program.

She was known for her random acts of kindness and will be missed by many friends, her family says.

She is survived by her husband Ralph and son Milton. A memorial service is pending.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 19, 2004.)

TATUM

Dora Augusta Tatum

Dora Augusta Tatum died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland Wednesday, Feb. 9 at age 86.

Mrs. Tatum was born Aug. 19, 1918 in Hermleigh, Texas. She had been a Yolo County resident for 12 1/2 years. She served as director of Christian Education for First Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene, Texas for 20 years. She later organized the first resource center for Palo Duro Presbytery. In Abilene, She was a member of the Art Club, Garden Club, Thursday Forum and the Woman's Club.

Survivors include Mrs. Tatum's daughter, Dianna Rodegerdts and her husband Bruce of Woodland; her granddaughter, Carla Hutchison and her husband Chris of Woodland and her grandson, Lee Rodegerdts of Portland, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Tatum; her son, Bryan Tatum; her sister, Leha Clausell and her brother, J.W. Clausell.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Tatum's name be directed to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave. Woodland 95695 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service will be held in Abilene, Texas at a later date. Burial will be at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, Texas. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, February 12, 2005.)

TAUZER

Stephen M. Tauzer

Stephen M. Tauzer, 57, died unexpectedly Sept. 13, 2002, at his home in Bakersfield, where he was the assistant district attorney of Kern County. He was born in Woodland, where he graduated from Woodland High School before attending the University of San Francisco and the UC Davis School of Law.

After working for a time in the public defender's office, he joined the district attorney, where he was promoted to chief deputy district attorney in February 1986. He later became assistant district attorney in October 1988, serving as District Attorney Ed Jagels' second-in-command.

He was also in charge of the district attorney's Child Support Division until it was spun off into a separate county department last year. He was a member of the California District Attorneys Association's legislative committee.

Tauzer grew up on a farm in Woodland, the oldest of 14 children. In high school he loved journalism, writing and languages. He was editor of The Orange Peal and also wrote for the Woodland Daily Democrat. He also won several academic awards as well as a drama scholarship to USF.

In 1998, Tauzer suffered two massive heart attacks and was given a 1 percent chance of living. Friends and family were amazed that he not only survived but also returned to the office four months later.

Outside the office, Tauzer liked to ski, sail, play racquetball and spend time with his family. In the past 15 years, he arranged and enjoyed family trips to Indonesia and Ireland among other places. Just recently, he returned from a trip to Alaska with his mother.

Like his father, Ed Tauzer, who died in 1989, Steve will be remembered by all who knew him for his strong sense of ethics and his commitment to the causes in which he believed. He was generous with both his time and resources, would help anyone in need and constantly worked to better his community.

In May, he received the local Bar Association's prestigious Bench and Bar Award, which honors outstanding law-related community contributions. Award-givers said they also were highlighting Tauzer's "ability to maintain standards of civility, integrity and a sense of fair play."

He is survived by his mother, Mary Tauzer of Korbel, as well as six sisters, seven brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

His sisters include Joan Tauzer, Patricia Tauzer Pavao and her husband Tom, and Trina Koushmaro and her husband Doron, all of Woodland; Terry Tauzer and her husband Rich Lewis of Bayside; Lisa Geer and her husband Tony of Mendocino; and Margaret Tauzer of Korbel.

His brothers include Rick Tauzer and his wife Yolanda, and Mark Tauzer and his wife Diane, of Woodland; Dave Tauzer and his wife Kathy Tomczuk of Arcata and British Columbia; Tom Tauzer and his wife Barbara of Gladstone, Mich.; Chris Tauzer and his wife Susan of Portland, Ore.; Paul Tauzer and his wife Leslie of Petoskey, Mich.; and James Tauzer and his wife Diane of Korbel.

A funeral will be held Saturday in Bakersfield. Doughty, Calhoun and O'Meara are handling the arrangements. A private memorial service will be held for the family in Korbel at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Tauzer's honor be made to the American Heart Association or other charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 19, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

TAUZER

Suzanne Faye (Herbert) Tauzer

Suzanne Faye (Herbert) Tauzer died, after an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis, in her Woodland home Sunday, May 30, 2004, at age 80.

Born March 4, 1924, in Long Beach, Mrs. Tauzer had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. She grew up in Rialto, and resided in Sacramento from 1956 to 1972, before relocating to Davis.

Survivors include her daughters, Andrea Fowler Brewer of Fair Oaks, and Linda Fowler Gilson of El Dorado Hills; and grandchildren, Elisa Brewer and Darren Brewer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, William J. Tauzer, in January.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo County Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

Services: A celebration of Suzanne's life is scheduled on Thursday, June 10, in El Dorado Hills. Call (916) 616-6355 for information.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 04, 2004.)

TAUZER

William J. Tauzer

William J. Tauzer died Jan. 3, 2004, at his family's ranch near Davis, after a short battle with cancer. He was 83.

He was born Jan. 27, 1920, on the family homestead - about a mile from where he passed away - in the Willow Slough district. His parents, George W. and Roberta (Pettygrove) Tauzer, were both descendants of California pioneer families.

In 1938 he graduated from Woodland High School, where he played on the football team and was active in the Plainfield 4-H Club.

After high school he continued farming while attending classes at UC Davis, until the outbreak of World War II.

During the war, he served in the Merchant Marine and in the U.S. Army aboard transport and smaller vessels. On Feb. 13, 1943, the tug on which he was a crewman ran aground on a rocky Alaskan cape during a blinding snowstorm. He volunteered to swim a line to shore, enabling 12 men to escape drowning. For his actions he was awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.

After the war's end, he continued on in the 8th Army, which was occupying Japan. He captained a small Harbor Patrol craft out of Yokohama that patrolled Tokyo Bay.

In 1948 he retired as a sergeant and returned home. It was at this same time he met Jeanne M. Burley, an office worker in the War Department in San Francisco. They soon married and settled on the family ranch, and he re-enrolled at UCD under the G.I. Bill.

In 1950 a car the couple was traveling in was struck by a truck. He suffered a broken hip, crippling him for life. In spite of his handicap, he managed to run and develop his ranch from raw land.

Following a long battle with cancer, his wife died in 1970.

He met Suzanne Fowler and they married in 1973. He continued ranching, operating a cow-calf operation for many years, later in partnership with his son.

He served as a volunteer fireman in the Plainfield and Springlake Fire Districts and as a member of the Farm Bureau. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, boating and playing cards.

He will be remembered for his perseverance, strong sense of ethics and fair play, good nature and sense of humor, his family said.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne, brother Edwin and granddaughter Tracey Tauzer.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzanne Tauzer of Davis; stepdaughters, Andrea Brewer of Fair Oaks and Linda Gilson of Boulder Creek; daughter, Susie Tauzer of Woodland; and son, Ted Tauzer, his wife, Shelley, and their children, Jeremy, Todd, Bryan, Amy and Stephanie, all of Davis.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, George Tauzer of Santa Rosa and his wife, Janet, Robert Tauzer of Pollock Pines and his wife, Dolores, Nadine Burns of Dallas and her husband, Don, Marlene Federwitz of Sacramento and her husband, Don, as well as sister-in-law Mary Tauzer of Korbel.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98, in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis CA 95616, or Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 620847, Orlando FL 32962.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 14, 2004.)

TAVERNETTI

Margaret E. Tracy Tavernetti

Margaret E. Tracy Tavernetti died on Feb. 13, 2003, at Courtyard Skilled Nursing Home. Born on May 14, 1907, she was 96 years old.

She had lived in Davis since 1927.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Romero Tavernetti on Jan. 22, 1979. He was a professor at UC Davis for more than 39 years.

She is survived by her daughter Janice Pulford of Lafayette and her husband Robert as well as their children Susan, Robert Jr., Thomas, Sally, Tracy, John and Steven. She is further survived by her son James Tracy Tavernetti of Davis and his children Jennifer, Molly, Lisa and Tracy.

At her request, no service is planned.

Remembrances may be sent to Sutter Davis Auxiliary in the donor's name.

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

TAYLOR

Alfred Curtis Taylor

Alfred Curtis Taylor passed away on Feb. 7, 1999 at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. Born on Dec. 28, 1915 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, he was 83 years old.

Mr. Taylor was a Winters resident since 1976. He received his journalism degree from the University of Ohio, and took his first job in California as information officer for the Veterans Administration. Following that, he worked as an editor and speech writer for the California State Employees Association for 20 years. After leaving the CSEA, Mr. Taylor worked as a freelance editor and writer.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the US Navy in 1941, on the S.S. Griffin. He became an officer and was transferred to the S.S. Moravia. A former Eagle Scout, Mr. Taylor served as Scoutmaster while living in Marin County.

Mr. Taylor had a passion for music and was first violinist in the Ohio State orchestra. He enjoyed collecting classical and modern classical music. He was also a dedicated Democrat, with a variety of interests in social causes, and sponsored a refugee Ethiopian family in the United States, helping them financially, giving their children an opportunity to graduate from college.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara; sons, Jeffrey Taylor of Davis and Curtis Taylor of Winters; grandchildren, Maria Shasta of Davis, Christopher and Travis Taylor of Winters and Nicole Taylor of Round Mountain; and a brother, Bob Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Hal Taylor, who was killed in World War II.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Taylor's name to Amnesty International, 2314 Isle Royale Lane, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 11, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TAYLOR

David Paul Taylor Jr.

David Paul Taylor Jr. died in Sacramento Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at age 58.

Born Aug. 28, 1944, in Knights Landing, Mr. Taylor was the son of Anna Mae Taylor and the late David P. Taylor Sr.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Rosetta (Rosie) Taylor; children, Kristina Taylor, Andrea O'Neill and husband John, Tanya Taylor, Jessica Taylor and also survived by Lisa Brehm and Andrew Graves.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, David Scott Taylor, Sabrina, Johnny and Jacob O'Neill, Tara Bridgeman and Michaela; sister, Katherine Webb and husband Roy; brothers, Jim Taylor and wife Terri and Steven Taylor; brothers-in-law, Ed and wife Krislyn Constant, John Duge, and Nina and husband Rocky Roca; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, and from noon to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd.

A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, also at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Winters Cemetery.

Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

TAYLOR

Doris Glyn Taylor

Doris Glyn Taylor died Nov. 12, 2004, at Courtyard Healthcare. She was 94.

A memorial service begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Davis Community Church. A reception will follow the service.

Born in Bonnamie, La. on April 9, 1911, she was the fourth of seven children. Since her father helped set up new lumber mills for the Long Belle Lumber Company, her family lived in many different areas in the south when she was a child.

She met her future husband, William Hillman Taylor, when he was working as a reporter for the Longview, Wash. “Daily News.” They wed on Aug. 7, 1933, in Longview.

Following his discharge from the army, they settled in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he retired from working at Blue Cross of Northern California, where he was the director of underwriting for many years.

She and her husband retired to Ashland, Ore. in 1971, where they were very active in the Shakespearean Festival. In 1977, they moved to Grass Valley, where she served as a deacon of the Sierra Presbyterian Church. After her husband's death in 1984, she continued to live in Grass Valley until 1996, when she relocated to Davis to be closer to family. She was active in the PEO and Order of the Eastern Star organizations.

She is survived by William Taylor and his wife Dea of Sacramento; a brother, M.J. Ferguson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 9 nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 18, 2005.)

TAYLOR

Dorothy M. Taylor

Dorothy M. Taylor died Jan. 3, 2001, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, after a brief illness. She was 83.

She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1917. She moved to Southern California with her late husband, Donald Taylor, and children in 1957. Later, she and her husband moved to Davis. She had lived her 20 years at the time of her death.

With her husband, she managed Sequoia Apartments in Davis, then later she managed Aspen Village Apartments and Curbside Apartments. She was well-liked by her tenants, especially students, who were fond of chatting with her.

She was an award-winning artist who was especially fond of oil painting.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Settelmeyer of Davis and Suzanne Hoehl of Los Alamitos; four grandsons, Chris, Scott and Jake Settelmeyer of Davis and Jason Gilbert of Huntington Beach; and a granddaughter, Allyson Hoehl of Los Alamitos. Another grandson, Gordon Gilbert, preceded her in death in 1983.

A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Remembrances can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research, c/o Beth Young Karlanmd, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 160, West Los Angeles, CA 90048.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 5, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

TAYLOR

Gerry Taylor

Gerry Taylor of Davis passed away in Davis on Oct. 5, 1999. Born on Sept. 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, she was 73 years old.

Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong resident of California. She was a dedicated community volunteer through her life. She was a graduate of Santa Anna High School and attended UC Los Angeles. She was an avid bridge player and loved all cultural events. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in May of this year.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Taylor, of Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Laura Taylor of Somas; son Craig Taylor of Linwood; and daughters and sons-in-law Diana and Rick Baker of Winters, and Wendy and Jim Hoekema of Newburgh, New York; grandchildren, Colin, Sanford and Emily Hoekema of Newburgh, New York; Nils Taylor of Somas, and Richard, Raphael and Hazel Baker of Winters.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Mrs. Taylor's home on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. Flowers and memorial donations may be made to the Davis Arboretum, UC Davis.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 7, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TAYLOR

Irene (Stone) Taylor

Irene (Stone) Taylor died in Woodland Friday, March 26, 2003, at age 93.

Born Feb. 23, 1911, in Colorado, Mrs. Taylor was a former resident of Woodland. Later moved to Reno, Nev. where she retired on March 25, 1967 after 22 years of service with Bell Telephone. She became a lifetime member of the Pioneers. She moved back to Woodland in 1985.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeraldine Sharp of Woodland; son, Edmund Stone of Reno, Nev.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Taylor; children, Fred Stone and Tom Stone; and grandson, Edmund Stone Jr.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: There will be a private family service.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 30, 2004.)

TAYLOR

Lendel C. Taylor

Graveside rites held here for Lendel Taylor

Graveside services were held in the Winters Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday for Lendel Coleson Taylor, 81, of Sacramento, who died Oct. 8, in a Sacramento Hospital.

He was a retired State Police Officer and a third-generation Winters native. His father, George Taylor, who died in November 1948, was the sexton at the Winters Cemetery.

Lendel was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army as a military policeman. After retiring from the Army as a first sergeant, he worked for 20 years with the State Police, retiring for the second time in 1971 as a sergeant.

He was a member of the California State Police Association and a Sacramento resident for more than 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Pauline, and sons, George Len and Samuel “Glen” Taylor, all of Sacramento, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rollin Haile Taylor.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, October 17, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TAYLOR

Lillian Birda Taylor

Lillian Birda Taylor passed away at home Nov. 6, in Woodland. Lillian was born in Pontiac, Mich. March 28, 1918. She raised three children in Union Lake, Mich., where she was active for many years in the Methodist Church, the Square Dancing Guild and the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Lillian and her family moved to California in 1963. She went to work as a nurse's aide and later worked for Montgomery Wards, where she met her second husband, Charles Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Woodland in 1986 to be near her daughter, Karon Stradley. Charles and Lillian both enjoyed volunteering at the Woodland Senior Center.

Lillian was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Munn; by her second husband, Charles Taylor and by her son, Ray Munn. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Karon and Sam Stradley of Woodland; her son, Earl Munn of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Mrs. Taylor's name may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

TAYLOR

Mark Steven Taylor

Mark Steven Taylor died March 2, 2005, while traveling in Mexico. The cause of death was pulmonary embolism. He was 45.

Born Aug. 11, 1959, to Darrel and Donna Taylor, he graduated from San Clemente High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army with a tour in Europe prior to being honorably discharged in 1984. He then became an electrical contractor and formed his own business, M. Taylor Electric.

He was described as an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing and hiking, but his true passion was hunting. He hunted wild pig on the California coast, and deer and bear in the Sierra. He was also dedicated to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Taylor of Tustin; his daughter, Brieana Shotwell Taylor of Huntington Beach; and his stepson, John Standish of Tustin.

He is further survived by his parents, Darrel and Donna Taylor of Davis; a sister, Kristin Reed of Woodland Hills; and a brother, Scott Taylor of Encinitas; and their extended families.

Services will be in Southern California.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a college fund for his children. Make checks payable to John's and Brieana's College Fund, and sent to Julie Taylor, 14252 Culver Drive A-144, Irvine, CA 92604.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday March 14, 2005.)

TAYLOR

Robert “Bob” H. Taylor

Bob Taylor passed away on March 23, 2005 at the age of 77. He was born on July 14, 1927, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, moved to Southern Calfornia (sic) when he was a few months old, and lived in Long Beach for 46 years. He retired in Davis in 1995 and most recently lived in Winters with his daughter, Diana, and her husband, Rick Baker.

Bob was known for his friendly conversation. He liked to speak with everyone and had an avid interest in life, most importantly in culture. He was a volunteer and supporter of the Mondavi Center, U. C. Davis Arboretum and the Winters Community Theater. He traveled extensively, most recently, this past fall he spent three weeks in Europe.

Bob worked in the American Can Company for his entire working career. He served his country immediately following World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a dedicated and loyal man, with a deep sense of integrity.

He is survived by his two daughters, Diana Baker and her husband, Rick, and Wendy Taylor; his two sons, Eric Taylor and his wife, Laura, and Craig Taylor; seven grandchildren, Sanford and Emily Worth, Nils and Willis Taylor, Richard Almonte and his wife, Rebeca, Raphael Huber and Hazel Ozturk; two great-grandchildren, Ricardo and Reuben; sisters Dorothy Brown and her husband, Jack, Maggie Thackaberry, Doryce McCutchen and her husband, Tom, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, of 50 years, Gerry Taylor.

His joy of life, friendly smile and kind heart will be missed by all.

Interment will be held at the Winters Cemetery on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at Rick and Diana Baker’s, Rancho Inviernos, 31187 Russell Boulevard, Winters, on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m.

Bob’s family welcomes all who would like to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Bob’s name to U.C. Davis Arboretum or the Winters Community Theater.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 31, 2005.)

TAYLOR

Verna Lee Taylor

Verna Lee Taylor of Twin Falls, Idaho, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 at age 70.

Taylor was born Oct. 20, 1935 in Marysville. She was a Woodland resident for 17 years. She graduated from Grant Union High School. A homemaker, she also worked with the Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion and Order of the Eastern Star in Filer, Idaho.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Cecil Taylor; daughters Verna of Washington and Rebecca of Idaho; sons Cecil and wife Barbara of California, Lonnie and wife Vicki of California and Chuck and wife Debbie of Idaho; parents James and Elouise White of Georgetown, California; four sisters; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services: A visitation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today, Sunday, at Serenity Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls, Idaho. A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at Bethel Temple Church in Twin Falls, Idaho.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 27, 2005.)

TAYLOR

Wayland Francis Taylor

Wayland Francis Taylor of Woodland died Monday, March 20 at age 106 1/2.

Mr. Taylor was born Aug. 31, 1899 in Yolo County and was a life-long resident. He had been a farmer for 55 years.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his niece, Helen Taylor Daniels and her husband John of Woodland; his great-niece Debra Daniels Campbell and her husband Jeff of Escalon; great-nephew John Taylor Daniels of Sacramento; and great-great-nephew Kyle Daniel Campbell of Escalon. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha Jacobs Taylor; his sister, Almira Taylor Borach; and his brothers, James Elmer Taylor and Clay William Taylor.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Taylor, private graveside services are scheduled. Interment will be at Mary's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 25, 2006.)

TAYLOR

William 'Bill' S. Taylor, Jr.

William "Bill" S. Taylor Jr. died Friday, Jan. 7 at the VA Medical Center in Sacramento at age 87.

Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 31, 1917 in California. He had been a Yolo County resident for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He worked as a cab driver and was a member of the Davis Golf Club.

Survivors include Mr. Taylor's sister, Ruth Carpenter of Riverside; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Stallings and her husband Lee Roy of Eugene, Ore; two nieces and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Blanche M. Taylor and his sisters, Weinell and Elva.

The family requests memorial donations in Mr. Taylor's name be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 13, 2005.)

TEAGUE

Dixie B. Teague

Dixie B. Teague, of Winters, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 27, 2002 at the age of 78. She was born on Sept. 19, 1924, in Rush, Colorado to Hubert and Alice Hadley.

Dixie was married to her childhood sweetheart on Dec. 31, 1944 in El Reno, Oklahoma during World War II. Although raised in Colorado, Dixie and her family lived for 25 years in Davis, and most recently in Winters.

Dixie always had beautiful flowers, spending many hours enjoying God's world around her. She was a skilled flower-arranger and used those skills to honor God. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Davis for 25 years and is currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Winters. She served the Lord her entire life.

She is survived by her husband Richard, of Winters; son Rich of Crescent City and her daughter Diane Gale of Winters. She is also survived by grandchildren David Teague of Susanville, Danny Teague of Gresham, Oregon and Bethany and Samuel Gale of Winters; five great-grandchildren, Kiah, Kelsey and Christian Teague of Gresham, Oregon and Baily and Garrett Teague of Susanville; sisters Dorothy Vidmar of Colorado Springs and Elaine Johnson of Security, Colorado.

Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Winter. A special reception was held in the church social hall after the service.

Contributions may be made to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA, 95616 or Gideon's International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 3, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

TEAGUE

Leona Teague

Leona Teague died on Aug. 12, 2001, at Mercy General Hospital. Born in Jasper, Ark., on June 8, 1922, to the late James C. and Vest Smith, she was 79 years old.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 46 years and was a homemaker all of her adult life.

She is survived by her son, Jerry L. Tuter Sr. of Woodland, and her grandchildren, Laura Shearer, Shane Shearer, Veronica Hernandez, Kimberly Snyder and Jerry Tuter Jr., all of Woodland. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Alexandro Hurtado, Christian and Quinn Perez, Jose and Eric Hernandez, Shayna and Dean Shearer, Nicole, Jesse and Marcos Tuter, all of Woodland; her brothers, J.D. Smith of Woodland and Lloyd Smith, L.D. Lewis, Jerry Smith, Gary Smith and Archie Smithl of Oklahoma; and her sister, Janet Redford of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie E. Teague, in 1990 and her daughter, Bernice Teague.

Visitation will be held at noon Friday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland, with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 15, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

TEKKE

Cornelius Tekke

Cornelius "Neil" Tekke died Oct. 20, 2001, at home. He was a member of Davis Senior Center.

He is survived by his daughter Hedy Behney and his granddaughter Maria Tholke, both of Florida. He is also survived by his friend of many years, Mary Martinez.

He will be buried in Bernardsville, N.J.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 23, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

TEMPEST

Ruth J. Tempest

Short-story author, journalist and retired University of West Florida publications director Ruth Jacquot Tempest of Pensacola, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2006, at Azalea Trace Health Care Center of complications from breast cancer. She was 84.

A Pensacola resident since 1972, she was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Woodbury, N.J., to DuPont Company explosives division manager Francis E. Jacquot and his wife Josephine Chaffee Jacquot.

A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, she was a newspaper reporter in Wilmington, Del., during World War II and, after her 1945 marriage to U.S. Army Air Force Capt. Rone B. Tempest Jr., a newspaper editor in Silver City, N.M., where her husband worked as a mining engineer before resuming his military career. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1972, Lt. Col. Tempest worked as physical plant director at UWF.

An accomplished horsewoman, she liked to say she was initially attracted to her future husband, a trained cavalry officer, by his “beautiful seat” on horseback. She admired the grace and independence of cats, traveled the world with her pets and enjoyed reading and writing about them. As her health declined, she regretted being separated from her feline companion.

In an era when most female journalists were assigned to fashion or society reporting, she was an early general assignment and police reporter. She never lost her affection for fast-breaking news or the urge to follow a police siren.

After her marriage, she wrote short stories and nonfiction articles for the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Charm and other leading American magazines. Her stories were translated and published in many countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway and South Africa. One of her stories was cited in the “distinguished” list of Best American Short stories for 1951. Her work, often dealing with the loneliness and resolve of military wives, is maintained in the Ruth Tempest Collection in the archives section of the University of West Florida library.

When her husband was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, she embraced the role of a peripatetic military spouse and mother, using her husband’s assignments in California, Wyoming, Nebraska, Guam and Turkey as settings in her fiction and journalism. While living in Ankara, Turkey, from 1965-67, she edited a weekly magazine for U.S. diplomats and taught English to Turkish military officers.

In Pensacola, she was publications director and editor until her retirement in 1984. A 20-year resident of Scenic Hills, she was president of the Scenic Hills Garden Club, a member of the board of directors of Scenic Hills Country Club, and an officer of the Scenic Hills Homeowners Association. Always active in the University of West Florida Women’s Club, she served as recording secretary and also as chairwoman of its Book Club and Antiquers Club. She was a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rone B. Tempest Jr., who died in 1996.

Survivors include sons Rone Tempest III, a Los Angeles Times newspaper correspondent in Davis; Mark Tempest, an attorney in Raleigh, N.C.; daughter Jill Mayre Tempest, a library branch manager in Ocean Springs, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and nephew Grant Gilpin Jacquot of Mesa, Ariz.

Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery. A memorial service is planned later at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Habitat for Humanity, Pensacola Humane Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 26, 2006.)

TEMPS

Jane Ann Temps

Jane Ann Temps died in Sacramento on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at age 56.

Born Jan. 14, 1947, in Richmond, Mrs. Temps had been a Yolo County resident for 18 years.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Temps; daughter, Michele Schuetts; son, Michael Temps; mother, Doris Grundstrom, all of Woodland;sister, Joan Doolittle of Mendocino; brother, Gene Grundstrom of Sunny Vale; three nephews; one niece; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Grundstrom.

The family requests memorials be directed to National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at American Lutheran Church.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, October 21, 2003.)

TERNULLO

Santo Ternullo

Santo Ternullo was born into eternal life on Thursday, April 25, 1999 at his son's home in Winters. Born on Sept. 26, 1911 in Sacramento, California, he was 87 years old.

Mr. Ternullo was a lifelong resident of Sacramento. He worked for over 40 years at Southern pacific Railroad in Sacramento as a machinist. He was a longtime member and user at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sacramento.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie, in 1983, his brothers Jack Marino, Charles Marino, Henry Marino and Louis Ternullo, and sisters, Anne Manarino, Lucy Patania, Rosa Messina, Mary Bruno, and Maggie Ternullo.

The evening vigil service was held on Sunday, April 18, at 5 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, 2529 K Street in Sacramento. The funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Francis Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel.

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

TETTLETON

James Bennett Tettleton

James Bennett Tettleton died July 14, 2005, at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis. He was 84.

Born July 13, 1921, in Humboldt, Tenn., he was a Yolo County resident for more than 30 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a park caretaker for the city of Alameda.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Roy Tettleton, and his brother, Charles Lynn Tettleton.

He is survived by his son, Bobby Tettleton of Citrus Heights; a daughter, Gloria Mora of San Pablo; and a brother, Larry Vargas and his wife Katherine of Vacaville.

Interment is at the veterans plot at the Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 27, 2005.)

TEUSCHER

Carl Duane Teuscher

Carl Duane Teuscher died at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento on Thursday, Oct. 21 at age 73.

Mr. Teuscher was born May 15, 1931 in Twin Falls, Idaho and had been a Yolo County resident for 69 years. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1950 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the U.S. Boxer from 1951 to 1955. He was also a life member of Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 1299 in Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Teuscher's wife of 51 years, Loretta Teuscher of Woodland, his daughters, Sandy Sevall of Kingman, Ariz. and Sara Martinez of Woodland; his sons, Scott Teuscher and his wife Melissa, Samuel Teuscher, and Stuart Teuscher and his girlfriend Keli Garcia, all of Woodland; his grandchildren, David Martinez, Amber and Kristina Sevall, Kaylee, Bradley, Spencer, Jack, Dakota and Alyssa Teuscher, Tessa Teuscher-Montoya, Amy, Samantha and Danielle "Sissy" Murray and Andrew Tayborne, his great-grandchildren Trinity and Jaiden Wendland and Paige Booth and his sister LaNeve Ochoa and her husband Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl A. and Pearl Teuscher.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Teuscher no services are scheduled. A private interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, October 26, 2004.)

THEILE

Carl Frederick Theile, Sr.

Carl Frederick Theile Sr. was surrounded by his family when he died peacefully on Feb. 1, 2004, at his Woodland home of complications from a long illness. Born Nov. 28, 1915, in Oakland, he was 88 years old.

Theile served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he dedicated his life to fire service.

He got his first taste of firefighting as a Boy Scout during the 1925 Berkeley fire. At the age of 16, he joined the Castro Valley Volunteer Fire Department while still a student at Hayward Union High School. He spent the next 50-plus years as a firefighter, with the last 25 years of his career as chief of Springlake Fire Department in Woodland. He retired in 1981.

He was a resident of Yolo County for 46 years.

Theile was an inventor and invented several pieces of fire equipment and became nationally known for his invention of the tilting training tower. The training tower became a well-known tool for training firefighters across the United States and Taiwan.

He spent 15 years as deputy fire marshal and belonged to numerous firefighting organizations. He was also an active member of Disabled American Veterans Post 131. He was an avid writer and authored many articles that were published in several professional magazines.

In addition to writing professionally, Theile also loved to write as a hobby. The witty, humorous and beautiful stories he wrote for and about his family, his history, his experiences, his grandchildren and his joys in life will be treasured forever, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Helen M. Theile of Woodland; his son, Carl F. Theile Jr. and his wife Rose of Livermore; his daughter, Dottie Garrison and her husband Bill of West Plains, Mo.; two brothers, Ross Theile and his wife Pat of Modesto and Lloyd Thiele of Fremont; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many friends and colleagues.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Theile and Robert L. Pease; a brother, Edward Theile Jr.; a sister, Emelie Foust; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Woodland Assembly of God. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland. A reception following the services will be held at the John Rogers Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds on Gum Avenue in Woodland.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Chief Carl Theile Memorial Fund, c/o Woodland Fire Support Branch, 532 Court St., Woodland, CA 95695.

Funeral arrangements are through McNary's Chapel in Woodland.f Vista and Anne Marie Darst of Davis; and Bernelle Lovett and Marion Harvey, additional family members.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 6, 2004.)

THIERS

Alberta E.M. Thiers

Alberta E.M. Thiers died at her home in Santa Rosa Friday, Nov. 19 at age 96.

Mrs. Thiers was born Feb. 21, 1908 in Shiner, Texas. She had her own catering business in Woodland for several years and was Past Madame President of the Eagles Auxiliary of Woodland. She was a 90-year member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Thiers' daughters, Barbara Ruff and her husband John of Santa Rosa, Bonnie Scheffler and her husband Waldie of Santa Rosa and Ramona Rich of Reedsport, Ore.; her son, Gerald Thiers and his wife Rosalee of Seaside, Ore.; her grandchildren, Spencer and Derek Wallace, Dinah Farrington, Naomi and Paul Thiers, Brenda Ruff, Peggy and Bill Scheffler; her great-grandchildren, Deborah and Matthew Farrington, Susanna Lui, Callen and Elizabeth Scheffler, Amiee and Ariana Wallace and Morgan Thiers; her sisters, Elorine Matson and Betsy Baccei, both of Woodland; her sisters-in-law, Etta Marks, Alpha Huebert and Ida Wedin and her brother-in-law, Frank Heard. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Henry "Curly" Thiers and her son-in-law, Gary Wallace.

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

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 06, 2004.)

THIGPEN

Lacy Thigpen

Lacy Thigpen passed away on July 7, 2003 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Born on Jan. 15, 1915 in Mississippi, he was 88 years old.

As a child, Lacy became a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Heidelberg, Mississippi. He left Heidelberg as a young man and enlisted in the United States Army, ultimately attaining the rank of corporal. He served in World War II in Australia and Papua, New Guinea and later in Korea during that conflict.

He worked for the Southern Pacific railroad company in Nevada where he learned to hunt deer with native American Indians. He also worked various jobs in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Lacy arrived in Winters around 1963 and did orchard farm work for Walter Turkovich and Anthony Lopina. He worked with apricots, peaches, prunes, almonds and walnuts. He was known as an accomplished storyteller and would pass the time telling friends of his past exploits. When he first came to the farm, he didn't own a wristwatch, so instead carried a large bedroom clock in his bib overalls. The kids working in the apricot cutting shed enjoyed asking Lacy for the time, just to watch him pull out the big clock.

Around 1974 he became the full-time foreman at the Lopina prune ranch and also helped out with the Lopina family pear harvest in the Suisun Valley. He always gave his dogs the same name, "Bookie." He was a hard worker, generous, courteous and well-liked. He lived on the farm until his retirement in 1994.

He moved to Ellisville, Mississippi to be with his niece Annie Joyce Kelly. There, he continued to enjoy one of his favorite pasttimes, fishing. He was known to most people there as "Uncle Lacy." He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends, both here and in Mississippi. Services were held on July 11, 2003 at the Chapel of angels Funeral Home in Laurel, Mississippi.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, July 24, 2003, (Yolo County).)

THOMAS

Eula Virena McIntyre Thomas

Virena was born June 29, 1920 in Oden, Ark., the first child of Pearl and Hamp Huddleston. She died Dec. 20 in Woodland surrounded by her loving family.

Virena grew up on a farm in Arkansas, moved to Live Oak, Calif. in 1955 to be near her family and care for her first husband, William Orvin McIntyre. After his death, in 1955 Virena put herself through school and became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She was a dedicated and caring nurse throughout her 25 year career working at Rideout Hospital in Marysville and Fremont Hospital in Yuba City.

Virena married Marvin Lee Thomas in 1960 and they were married for more than 25 years before his death.

Virena had a strong spirit and an easy laugh and was much loved by all that knew her. She is survived by her son Charles McIntyre, her daughter Judy Howard, and her son Michael Thomas. She is also leaving a loving sister, Ann Hurlbut, and aunt Mellora Padgett, and their respective families. Virena is survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband William Orvin McIntyre, her second husband Marvin Lee Thomas, her mother Pearl Huddleston, father Hamp Huddleston, her brother Jerry Huddleston, and her brother Rex Huddleston.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kraft Brothers Funeral Home in Woodland, phone: 662-4658. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at Live Oak Cemetery in Live Oak. Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 22, 2004.)

THOMAS

Gene Thomas

Gene Thomas died Sept. 19, 2001, at his home in West Sacramento after a long illness. Born on Feb. 10, 1931, in McCrory, Ark., he was 70 years old. He was a resident of West Sacramento for 18 years. His prior residences were in Dixon, Fairfield and Davis.

Thomas graduated from high school in McCrory in 1948. He attended Henderson College in Arkadelphia, Ark., for two years. College was interrupted when he enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean conflict as an Aerographer on a troop ship. After his discharge, he continued in the naval reserves for 22 years, retiring as a commander. In 1955, he returned to Arkansas A&M in Monticello, Ark., and received a bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1957.

From 1957 to 1991 he was a teacher, football coach and principal of high school and elementary schools in both Dixon and Fairfield. While coaching in Dixon, he had an undefeated football season in 1963, a feat he was very proud to have accomplished. In 1989, while principal of Tolenas Elementary in Fairfield, the school received the California Distinguished School award. He was dedicated to education, and although he retired as a principal in 1991, he continued to substitute until his illness. He was loved and appreciated by students and teachers, as well as fellow administrators.

His love of boating was well-known. He was a longtime member of the Northern California Power Cruiser Association and served as vice commodore and commodore in that organization. He was also commodore of both Spindrift and Delta Marina yacht clubs on the Sacramento Delta. He was a member of the Dixon Lions Club for many years and served as president in 1966. During the early 1980s he volunteered as head coach for the Solano County Pig Bowls, enjoying his association with the Department of Public Safety.

After retiring in 1991, he enjoyed traveling with his wife from coast to coast in their RV. He also loved playing golf and was a staunch fan of the San Diego Chargers, staying at an RV park for the entire football season to attend the games of his favorite team.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Jack Thomas of Arkansas and Billy Mack Thomas of Tennessee.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nadine; his daughter Alana Thomas and her fiance Karl Kamper of Sacramento; son Michael Thomas of Davis; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Elizabeth Thomas of Vacaville and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Ellen Thomas of Vacaville. He also leaves behind his sisters Wade Holder and Ruby Sanders of Arkansas; his brothers James Thomas of Arkansas, Van and Vance Thomas of Texas and many friends.

A private, family service will be at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento or to the Yolo County Hospice in Davis.

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

THOMAS

Huston Eugene Thomas

Huston Eugene Thomas died in Alderson's Convalescent Hospital, Woodland, on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at age 89.

Born on Feb. 18, 1914 in Dover, Kan., Mr. Huston had been a Yolo County resident for 58 years, and worked at the Contadina Cannery for 34 years as a supervising mechanic before retiring.

Survivors include his wife Ova Mae (Jones) Thomas; son, Harold Thomas of Woodland; daughter, Shirley Henson of Houston, Texas; grandsons, Greg Thomas and wife Jennifer of El Dorado Hills, David Henson of Ohio; granddaughter, Traci Henson of Texas; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Lucille Botts of Oklahoma. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, at Woodland Cemetery.

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

THOMAS

Kevin John Thomas

Kevin John Thomas died at his home in Woodland Sunday, Feb. 20 at age 48.

Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 19, 1957 in Hancock, Mich. to John and Mona Komula Thomas. He had been a Yolo County resident for 44 years. He attended Woodland schools and worked in the construction industry. He was working for Sisemore Trucking of Woodland at the time of his death. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited for 12 years.

Survivors include Mr. Thomas' parents, John and Mona Thomas of Woodland; his brother, Jaysen D. Thomas and his wife Robin of Yuba City; his grandmother, Toini Komula of Chassell, Mich.; his uncle, Ron Komula and his wife Linda of Woodland his cousins, Erik and Ryan Komula of Woodland and his niece, Jennifer Hall Thomas of Roseville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eino Komula and Leona Sammons.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Thomas' name be directed to The Kevin Thomas Memorial Fund of Ducks Unlimited, c/o Dan Parcell, 15 Yardis Court, Sacramento, 95833.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26 at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 327 College St., Woodland. A celebration of Mr. Thomas' life will follow at noon at Eagles Hall, 37650 Highway 16, Woodland. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

THOMAS

Lanitta U. Thomas

Lanitta U. Thomas died unexpectedly May 1, 2000, in her Davis home. Born Aug. 4, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, to Grace and Jack Thomas.

She graduated from Kearny High School in San Diego.

Leah moved to Davis and joined the UC Davis department of food science and technology in November 1979 and worked as a lab assistant there for over 20 years.

Leah was an avid cyclist and had a small bicycle repair business. She was a tireless volunteer for Davis Community Meals; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center at UCD; the Lambda Center in Sacramento; the Yolo County Gay Pride Day; and for other gay rights groups.

Her friends remember her as a warm and caring person, one who loved to bake and share her desserts liberally with her friends and co-workers.

Friends and colleagues will meet to celebrate Leah's life Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Cruess Hall Courtyard, UC Davis. Cruess Hall is located south of the Student Health Center on California Avenue.

The Leah Thomas Scholarship Fund for LGBT students in distress has been started in Leah's memory. Anyone wishing to make a donation should make checks out to UC Regents and mail them to the Leah Thomas Scholarship Fund, care of the LGBT Center, UCD.

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

THOMAS

Mabel Colette Thomas

Memorial services are pending for Mabel Colette Thomas who passed away on Oct. 1 at Alderson Convalescent Hospital. She was born in Oakland on June 17, 1910 to Huriah and Lula Watkins. Because of her poor health at birth, the family was forced to move to the Capay Valley, where she and his siblings were reared. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1930.

Mabel was very proud of becoming "Woman of the Year" in 1991. She was quite active in the AARP, served four years as president of the Yolo General Hospital Auxiliary, a tutor for the HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) program and was very successful with her catering business.

Her husband, Laurence "Bucky" Thomas preceded her in death, in 1999, as well as her sister Eloise Brown, and her brothers William, Archie, Herbert, Clyde, Lionel, and Herman Watkins. A nephew, Martin Watkins, and great-grandniece, Sandra Brown, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her nieces Rowena Richardson, Nedra Bell and Elena Caines; nephews Herman, Glenn, Carroll and Gary Watkins, Walter Brown and Robert Bell; grandnieces and grandnephews Chris Brown, Kim Blake, Ron and Keith Bell, Sandra, Steven and Michael Watkins, Nikki and Jason Bell and five great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Mabel also leaves her "special" family at Alderson who lovingly and faithfully cared for her for many years.

Donations in the name of Mabel Thomas may be made to the American Heart Association or Meals on Wheels.

Any inquiries may be directed to Rowena Richardson at 669-7784.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 10, 2004.)

THOMAS

Margree M. Thomas

Mrs. Margree Thomas, a 43 year resident of Winters, passed away on May 31, 1999, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Born on September 22, 1922 in Paragould, Arkansas, she was 76 years old.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the New Life Family Church in Winters. Family members said her life revolved around her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children, James Thomas and wife Esther of Winters, Barbara Swink and Husband Randall of Corning, Robin Thomas and wife Barbara of Phoenix, Arizona, Wayne Thomas of Winters, Donna Stam of Texas, Debbie Howard and husband Dean of Hanford, Dorothy Rutler of Winters, and Tom Nelson and wife Donna of Roseville; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister Chalmus Ray of Michigan and brother Raymond Gibson of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Howard Thomas in 1984.

Visitation was held on June 3, at Smith’s Colonial Chapel. A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith’s Colonel Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, June 17, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

THOMAS

Phyllis Jean Gieber Thomas

Phyllis Jean Gieber Thomas of Knights Landing died on May 26, 2005. She was 49.

Respecting her wishes, a memorial service will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Woodhaven Lanes' banquet room, 154 W. Main St. in Woodland. Friends and family are invited to bring a potluck dish to share.

Born in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 14, 1955, she was a Yolo County resident for 46 years. She was employed by Tadlock Communications in Woodland for 20 years and by Plug & Jug in Knights Landing for two years.

She was preceded in death by her father, LaVerne Gieber; and her brother, Douglas Gieber.

She is survived by her husband, Coe Thomas of Knights Landing; her mother, Mary Gieber of Woodland; a brother, Randall D. Gieber and his wife Dian Smith Gieber of Woodland; her sister-in-law, Suzanne Gieber of Sacramento; her nephew, Christopher Gieber and his wife Tammi of Davis; and niece Gina Gieber, nephew Craig Gieber and great-nephew Jayke Dillion Gieber, all of Sacramento.

She is further survived by her stepsons, Coe, Terry and his wife Lisa, and Timmy Thomas, all of Woodland; her aunts, Jean Strough, Jodi Akeson and her husband Jim, Betty Boeisger and her husband Ross of Nebraska, Alma Sipp and her husband Larry of Arkansas, Delores Salcido and her husband Henry of Sunnyvale, and Loretta Birky and her husband Jack of Oregon; her uncle, Sid Philips of Minnesota; and numerous cousins.

Donations may be sent to the Phyllis Gieber Thomas Memorial Fund at The Golden 1 Credit Union on East Gibson Road in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday June 2, 2005.)

THOMPSON

Craig C. Thompson

Craig C. Thompson, a prominent environmental lawyer for the state, died Jan. 9, 2006, following a lengthy struggle with cancer. He was 56.

A memorial service begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans' Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

In his 30-year career with the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Thompson, served five different attorneys general as a supervising deputy attorney general, and left his mark on a range of environmental-protection and land-use laws.

He began his career with the state in 1977, following his graduation from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall and a judicial clerkship with U.S. District Judge Myron D. Crocker. One of his initial assignments for the attorney general included enforcing the laws protecting Lake Tahoe. In that role, Thompson successfully defended the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency against numerous attacks on the validity of its regulations to protect Lake Tahoe's fragile ecosystem.

He also represented the attorney general in state appellate cases interpreting the California Environmental Quality Act, established through those court decisions as one of California's most important environmental protection laws.

In the mid-1980s, Thompson turned his legal talents to defending Proposition 65, the 1986 voter initiative that requires public warnings of hazardous chemicals in drinking water and consumer products. In a series of state and federal cases, he argued successfully that federal law did not pre-empt the initiative, persuaded courts to give expansive meaning to its provisions and empowered private citizens to sue violators.

He represented the state in a series of court cases resulting in the removal of toxic materials, including lead, from products such as tableware, drinking water faucets and calcium supplements.

In recent years, Thompson filed numerous friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. and California Supreme Court and appellate courts supporting local environmental organizations and regulators in appellate litigation on environmental land use, and defending constitutional challenges to regulatory laws.

“Craig was an exceptionally intelligent, warm, friendly and virtuous colleague,” said Attorney General Bill Lockyer. “A generation of legal professionals in the Attorney General's Office have benefited from his expertise, wise counsel and friendship. More importantly, the people of this state have benefited from his superb advocacy in defense of our natural resources, the environment and public health.”

Thompson is survived by his wife, Susan Durbin, who is also an environmental lawyer for the attorney general; his children, Julia and Christopher; his stepchildren, Jennifer Durbin and Lisa Spears; his mother, Alice, of Santa Monica; and his sisters, Ann Thompson of Porterville and Faye Thompson of Santa Monica.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, January 13, 2006.)

THOMPSON

Dixie Jeanne Dorothy Thompson

Dixie Jeanne Dorothy Thompson died March 19, 2001, at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1939, to Thomas Richard Myers and Laura Helen Myers, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, she was 61.

She moved to South Dakota in 1943 where she received schooling in Kennebec and Gillette, Wyo. After high school she attended cosmetology school in Rapid City, S.D., and she opened her own beauty shop in Sundance, Wyo. While living in Sundance, she met and married Stan Thompson and had four children.

In 1985 she received her minister's license and ministered in the West Sacramento area for many years. In 1998 she received her certified nursing assistant license. She was a woman who accomplished much.

She is survived by her children, Donell Jean Thompson of Estes Park, Colo., Debra Lee Thompson of Sacramento, Darryl Thomas Thompson of San Diego and Rochelle Marie Thompson Edwards of Davis. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

A funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Galt Cemetery in Galt.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, March 21, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

THOMPSON

Donna M. Thompson

Donna Mae Thompson died unexpectedly in Sacramento on Sept. 18, 2002. She was born in Syracuse, Kan., on May 9, 1931. She was 71.

She lived in Davis for 41 years. She was a homemaker, beloved mother and a most devoted grandmother. Her family was truly the joy of her life. She brought so much love to all who knew her and was always there for friends.

In addition to her family and friends, she enjoyed golfing, shopping, and her home.

Her daughter Judy Dilley of Davis survives her as well as her grandchildren Brent Weiand of Suisun and Tara Ochs of Foresthill, her great granddaughters Jaclyn Weiand of Suisun and Hannah Mae Ochs of Foresthill. Her sisters are Betty Evans of Oakdale and Bonnie Gibson of Las Vegas. Her nephews are Brad Evans of Modesto, Steve Evans of Oakdale and Larry Fisher of Colorado.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Donna on Monday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. There will be a private burial following the ceremony. There will also be a celebration of Donna's life at the El Macero Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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

THOMPSON

Hazel Irene Thompson

Hazel Irene Thompson of Esparto died at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland Sunday, Jan. 1 at age 91.

Mrs. Thompson was born Sept. 16, 1914 in Cleveland, Okla. to Robert C. and Jeanette M. (Gwinn) Reynolds. She had been a Yolo County resident for five years. She was a homemaker and a former minister at her church for many years. She also worked with the youth groups of the church, putting on social parties.. She was a member of Woodland Christian Center in Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Thompson's twin sons, James Leon Hall and his wife Margaret of Fresno and Thomas Leo Hall and his wife Shirley of Esparto; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, LaWanna Faye Clark; her parents; three sisters; and three brothers.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Thompson's name be directed to the Woodland Christian Center Youth Activities Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Woodland Christian Center, 441 California St., with Pastors Richard Sinclair and Stanley Reynolds officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Olivewood Memorial Park, Riverside. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 5, 2006.)

THOMPSON

Margaret "Marti" Thompson

Margaret "Marti" Thompson died at her residence on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at the age of 53. She was born in Wichita, Kan., to the late Elmer N. Waller Sr. and Imogene (Oxlcy) Atkins of Grain Valley, Missouri.

Mrs. Thompson worked as a bookkeeper for the Citadel Title Co. and was a resident of West Sacramento for the past two years. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her husband Steve of West Sacramento, two sons, Anthony D. Schmult of Antioch and Carl Frederick Schmult of Sacramento; four sisters, Ella Andrews of Oak Grove, Mo, Pat Verhulst of North Kansas City, Mo; two brothers Elmer Waller Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kevin Waller of Oak Grove, Mo. Mrs. Thompson is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome for a visitation today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 29 Elliot St., Woodland. Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland.

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

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

THOMPSON

Elizabeth C. Davis

Elizabeth Christine Davis of Davis died Feb. 20, 2002, at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Davis. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Templeton. She enjoyed politics, reading, gardening and her family. She taught elementary school in San Luis Obispo County for many years. She lived in Davis and Woodland for the past 28 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Ann Davis of Davis, Beatrice Davis and Catherine Davis; son-in-law Darryl Davis of Davis; grandchildren Matthew and his wife Viviana of Davis, Daniel and his fiancŽe Madeleine of Davis, John, Elizabeth, Alden, Cheryl, Christine and Ronald; her great-granddaughter, N'Kayla; and other family and friends.

Her son Ronald Jones preceded her in death.

Burial will be in a family plot at the Templeton Cemetery.

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

THOMPSON

Elizabeth L. Thompson

Elizabeth L. Thompson of Reedley died on May 28, 2004. She was 62.

She was the daughter of Frank B. Lindsay, former state secretary of education, and Wanda J. Lindsay. She grew up in Davis, graduating from Davis High School in 1958.

She is survived by her husband, William Thompson of Reedley.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, June 8, 2004.)

THOMPSON

Paul C. Thompson

Paul C. Thompson died in Sacramento unexpectedly following a heart attack Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at age 45.

Mr. Thompson was an emergency medical technician/paramedic for over 20 years in Northern California. He was responsible for saving countless lives. He also served as a potent force in employee advocacy for the American Medical Response (AMR) union members of Local 250 and played an essential role in educating the next generation of paramedics. "Paul Thompson was a warm, dedicated, and kind-hearted person who cared deeply about his friends, family and those he saved every day on the job. He has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him and will be greatly missed," stated Doug Petrick, Director of Operations for AMR.

He began his career as an emergency medical technician in 1982 and became an EMT-II in 1987 working for Bi-County Ambulance. In 1989, he became a Paramedic and began working for Davis Ambulance, now named AMR.. After graduating from McKinleyville High School in 1975, he served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. He then worked for The Army National Guard for several y ears.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his children, Sabrina, Angela and James.

A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. today, Friday, at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 4148 Madison Ave. near Hillsdale in Sacramento County.

He will be honored through a special burial procession with ambulances, fire engines, and a helicopter along with many emergency service workers in attendance.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, August 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

THOMSEN

Wanita V. Thomsen

Wanita V. Thomsen died at Alderson Convalescent Hospital, Woodland Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at age 77.

Born Aug. 5, 1925, in Bisbee, Ariz., Mrs. Thomsen had been a Yolo County resident for 15 years.

Survivors include her sons, Austin Norman of Colton, Daniel Hunsucker of Zamora, Terry Hunsucker of Fontana, and David Hunsucker of New Castle, Wyo.; daughter, Pamela Prentice of Zamora; sister, Irene Montez of Zamora; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 12:30 Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Calvary Chapel of Woodland. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Riverside.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 18, 2003.)

THOMSON

Barbara M. Thomson

Barbara May Thomson died Sept. 23, 2001, in the Alderson's Convalescent Facility in Woodland. Born in Marysville on May 16, 1916, to the late Alec and Lillian Woods, she was 85 years old.

She was a resident of Yolo County for 83 years. She was a 4-H leader and a member of the Winters Garden Club, Beaus and Belles Square Dance group and the Woodland Organ Club. She was a lifetime member of the Senior Club and a member of the Senior Center Reno Club.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harold Thomson of Woodland; her son, Tom Thomson and his wife Claire of Fresno; her grandchildren, Lori Lamphere and her husband Mark of Clovis, Gordon Thomson and his wife Brenda of Paradise, Matt Thomson and his wife Lucy of Columbus, Ohio, Virginia Orr of Livermore and Catherine Picard of Santa Rosa; her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Sean, Shelby, Jonathan, Justin, Danielle and Jacob; and her sister, Lillian Pudy of San Jose.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Thomson.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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

THORBURN

Marjorie M. Thorburn

Marjorie M. Thorburn died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.

Born in E. Burnaby, B.C., Canada, Mrs. Thorburn had been a Yolo County resident for 42 years.

Survivors include her husband, William Thorburn of Woodland; sister-in-law, Margaret Parker and husband Larry, also of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services: A private family service is scheduled.

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

THORN

Margaret (Gable) Thorn

Margaret Gable Thorn passed away on Jan. 5, 2006 in Woodland. Mrs. Thorn was 95. Born on Dec. 11, 1910, she was the daughter of Hayes Harvey Gable and Frances Farish Gable of the Diamond G Ranch in Hungry Hollow (now home of the R.H. Phillips Winery). A member of a pioneering Yolo County family, Mrs. Thorn's grandfather, Amos Gable, built the Gable Mansion located on the northeast corner of First and Cross streets in Woodland. The home is now owned by Starr and Jeff Barrow, and is an historical monument.

From the Diamond G Ranch, Mrs. Thorn and her siblings rode their ponies, Dot and Dash, to Fairview School before attending and graduating from Esparto High School. Mrs. Thorn later graduated with a B.A. degree from Mills College in the Bay Area. She then taught elementary school in Zamora, Esparto and at Canyon School in Capay Valley. In 1952, Mrs. Thorn began work at Cal-Western Life Insurance Co. as an accountant in the Group Health Claims Dept. and later advanced to Group Claims Examiner where she remained as such until retirement in 1976.

Upon retirement, Mrs. Thorn found a new life as an artist, excelling in her studies with area artist James Estey. Her paintings have won several awards and are cherished by her family. In addition to her art work, Mrs. Thorn enjoyed traveling to many destinations around the world, including Fiji, Tahiti and South America. Her last trip, at age 76, was highlighted by a mule ride to the top of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Mrs. Thorn was preceded in death by her parents, brother Hayes Gable, Jr., and sister Kathryn Gable Gordon, as well as her niece, Sara Gordon Carr. She is survived by sister-in-law Margaret Lovdal Gable of West Sacramento, nieces Rebecca Gordon Jenness of Woodland, Kennalee Gable of West Sacramento, Georgiana Gable Gordon of Yankton, Oregon, Kathryn Gordon Griffin of Arbuckle, and nephews Charles Milford Gordon of Capay Valley, and Hayes Harvey Gable III of Roseville. She is also survived by 12 grand nieces and nephews and 10 great-grand nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mrs. Thorn's wishes, there will be no services. The family requests remembrances to St. John's Retirement Village/Stollwood, 135 Woodland Avenue, Woodland, 95695.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, January 8, 2006.)

THORNBURG

Johnnie C. Thornburg

Johnnie C. Thornburg died in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at age 83.

Born July 17, 1919, in Turlock, Mr. Thornburg was son of Glen and Lula (Borden) Thornburg. At an early age he worked on the family farm and was an all around athlete in high school, participating in Track and Field and shot put, breaking several school records at Turlock High School. He was also involved in baseball, as pitcher and basketball as well as football, alternating between fullback and blocking halfback. He was nicknamed the "Accordion Boy" because his girlfriend, who would later become his wife played the accordion.

In 1940, Mr. Thornburg went to UC Davis and was the first freshman to play varsity football. In the spring of 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force and served in the Pacific Theater as a Staff Sergeant and mechanic crew chief for P 38 & P51's. In 1945, Mr. Thornburg was included in the first fighter group to land on Iwo Jima.

In October 1946, after serving 42 months of service Mr. Thornburg came to Woodland, where his family had relocated. He participated with his father and brother in the family farm and dairy business before retiring from farming to become a butcher in Dixon until his retirement in 1982.

Mr. Thornburg became a member of the Turlock Masonic Lodge in the 1950s and later became a member of Ben Ali, participating in the clown unit, where he was known as "Blue." He was also a member of the Bedouins RV Group and enjoyed traveling several weeks a year. He was very active in his children's sports as they went through school, being a baseball coach for the two boys and teaching his daughter also how to play the game.

He is survived by his wife, Urma-Gayl "Bobbi" Thornburg of Woodland; children, Michal Thornburg of Woodland, Greg Thornburg and wife Phyllis of Vernonia, Ore. and daughter Glenda Zafra and her husband Richard of Woodland; sister, La Verne Stage of Fresno; grandchildren, Regina Valdez and Jessica Thornburg of Vernonia, Ore., Christopher Kinser and wife Tara of Layton, Utah, Timothy Kinser and wife Angel of Woodland and Daniel Zafra of Woodland; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Thornburg was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Merle Thornburg; and great-granddaughter, Cameron Reese Kinser.

Friends are invited to attend the graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Shriners Children's Hospital.

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). There is a photograph of Mr. Thornburg included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

THRIFT

Willie Thrift

Extract from the Woodland “Daily Democrat,” Saturday, November 12, 1859.

DEATHS:

Willie, the only son of Lewellin and Elmira Thrift, aged 4 years and 10 months, died November 8th, 1859, of “putrid sore throat,” in Knight’s Landing, Yolo County, California.

(The above abstracted information is from the “From Our Files” section of the Woodland “Daily Democrat,” Saturday, March 19, 2005.)

THULIN

Judy Marie (Fessel) Thulin

Judy Marie (Fessel) Thulin of Sacramento died at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento Monday, Jan. 24 at age 52.

Mrs. Thulin was born July 7, 1952 in New Albany, Ind. She had been a Yolo County resident for 21 years and a Sacramento County resident for the past 20 years. She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School, a year at St. Francis High School and three years at Woodland High School.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Thulin; her daughters, Amy Michele Younger, Heather Nicole Younger and Sara Melissa Younger, all of Sacramento; her granddaughter, Samantha; her grandsons, Jaykob and Max; her stepdaughter, Ashley Thulin; her stepson, Ian Thulin; her father, Glenn Fessel and his wife Lucille and her sisters, Susan Lopez of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Mary Kelly of San Diego and Theresa Vaughn of Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Fessel.

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

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

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