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UDELL

Rachel Udell

Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Dixon Cemetery(on Highway 113) for Rachel Udell, who passed away in Davis on February 28, just one week short of her 100th birthday.

She was born March 6, 1905, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Sager, pioneer residents of Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Udell, her sister, Clarz Sager, and her brother, Emil Sager.

Rachel was a linotype operator for more than 50 years, working for the Winters Express and the Dixon Tribune.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 17, 2005.)

UHRHAMMER

James L. Uhrhammer

James L. Uhrhammer died Dec. 11, 2003, surrounded by his family at his home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64 years old.

He was born May 20, 1939, in Salem, Ore., the son of Louis and Gwendolyn Uhrhammer.

After graduation from medical school and internship, he joined the Public Health Service. He spent two years working in tuberculosis control in Tennessee before deciding to take an ophthalmology residency in St. Louis and San Francisco. He spent three years at the Indian Health Hospital in Gallup, N.M., before starting his private practice in Davis.

During his 29 years in practice, he traveled to China three times and to Fiji once to teach and perform cataract surgery. He cherished his work in the community and the relationships he developed over his many years in this area.

He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his daughters, Andrea and Amanda; his granddaughter, Emelie; his sister, Nancy Palmer; his brothers-in-law, Robert Palmer and Mark Cook; and his sons-in-law, David Morrow and Patrick Conan.

All are welcome to celebrate his life at a reception Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 15, 2003.)

ULRICH

David C. Ulrich

David C. Ulrich died in Woodland's Cottonwood Healthcare Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at age 79.

Born March 6, 1923, in Garrison, N.D., Mr. Ulrich had been a Yolo County resident for 57 years. He was the son of the late Edward F. and Margaret (Spoden) Ulrich. He had been a resident of Esparto for more than 55 years before moving to Woodland, where he resided for the past two years. He was employed by the County of Yolo for 30 years before retiring in 1986. According to his family, "he enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren."

Mr. Ulrich is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Ulrich; daughter, Suzanne Stewart and husband John; grandchildren, Kevin Stewart, Heather Mireles and husband Everardo; and great-grandchildren Xavier and Anthony Mireles, all of Woodland.

Also surviving is his sister, Annabelle; and brother, Edward, both of Garrison, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ulrich was preceded in death by his son, David R. Ulrich; sisters, Laura and Irene; and brothers, Guy and Archie.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of choice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, January 06, 2003.)

ULRICH

Guy John Ulrich

Guy John Ulrich died at Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital, Woodland, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at age 84.

Born April 21, 1916, in Garrison, North Dakota, to Edward and Margaret (Spolden) Ulrich, Mr. Ulrich had been a 62-year resident of Yolo County.

Mr. Ulrich hitchhiked from his North Dakota birthplace to Esparto in the 1930s. He then joined the U.S. Army and served with the First Calvary Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. In addition to other decorations, he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Mr. Ulrich was also a 50-year member of the American Legion.

He established “Guy’s Cavern” in Madison in 1946. He continuously operated his business until 1996, retiring on his 80th birthday.

He is survived by his son, Gerald “Gery” Ulrich, and wife, Lynette, of Woodland, and his daughter, Kelli Larson, Rockwall, Texas.

Mr. Ulrich is also survived by his brothers, David Ulrich of Woodland and Edward Ulrich of North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgina, son, Richard Parsons, and his daughter Laura Ulrich.

A service was held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Kraft Bros. Funeral chapel, 175 Second Street, Woodland.

A private interment was scheduled at a later date.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Senior Center of Woodland, or to a charity of their choice in Mr. Ulrich’s name.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, December 21, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

UNDERWOOD

Sally Cooney Underwood

Sally Cooney Underwood died July 14, 2004, at her home in Davis. She was 71 years old.

She had been under the care of the UC Davis Hospice.

Born April 20, 1933, in Medford, Ore., she received a bachelor's degree from Willamette University. Following a year in Paris, where she taught English conversation to French students at the Lycee Sophie-Germain, she returned to the United States for graduate work.

She received her master's degree in English from UC Berkeley, where she met Douglas Underwood. They married on Aug. 21, 1958, and moved to Walla Walla, Wash., where they lived for 40 years.

During her years in Walla Walla, she participated in numerous educational, civic and church organizations. She taught English as a Second Language at Walla Walla Community College. She was elected twice to the Walla Walla School Board, and served on the city Planning Commission.

She was also a member and officer of the General (National) and Washington State Commissions on the Status and Role of Women in the United Methodist Church, and represented her community college on a statewide committee of community college instructors.

She is a past president of the Walla Walla League of Women Voters, a past board member and officer of American Association of University Women and United Way there, and a former board member of WAESOL, the state professional organization for ESL instructors.

After moving to Davis in 1999, she was active at International House as a board member, a docent, a member of the Program Committee and as discussion leader for the Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group. She was also a member of the Davis League of Women Voters and University Farm Circle. She was a member of the Davis Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas; two daughters, Deborah Underwood of San Francisco and Judith Underwood and her husband Ian Gent of Cupar, Scotland, and their children Sarah and Sophie Gent. She is also survived by her brother, William Cooney and his wife Evelyn of San Jose and their son William.

A memorial service will take place Aug. 6 in Walla Walla. Memorial donations may be sent to International House, Davis, the American Cancer Society, the Lymphoma Research Foundation at 8800 Venice Blvd., Suite 207, Los Angeles 90034, or to the hospice of the donor's choice.

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

UNDERWOOD-
MOSELEY

Magelin Louise Underwood-Moseley

Magelin Louise Underwood-Moseley died at Sutter Davis Hospital Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at age 89.

Born March 17, 1914, in El Paso, Texas, Ms. Moseley had been a Yolo County resident for 38 years. She taught at Madison Elementary School, Washington Junior High and John Muir High School, all in Pasadena. She helped run the family store in Pasadena. She was a missionary in Tennessee and worked for the State of California for several years, before going back to school to get her teaching credential. She taught music at the Head Start program in Woodland.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph Underwood of Bakersfield; sisters, Edith Shields of Sacramento, Shirley Underwood of Manhattan Beach, and Marilyn Tumey of Southern California; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Underwood; mother, Ruth Underwood; sister, Lois Jahn, and Mary Wilson; and brothers, Raymond and Donald Underwood.

The family requests memorials be directed to Head Start program of Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A burial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 28, Woodland Cemetery officiated by Rev. Elmer Prout.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, October 29, 2003.)

UNGLES

Millard E. Ungles

Millard E. Ungles died on Sept. 3, 2005. He was 85.

A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Chapel, with viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1919, in Platte, Mo., to Garland and Zelma Ungles. He was employed at UC Davis for 36 years, in addition to working a second job at the Varsity Theater in Davis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of the First Christian Church in Sacramento.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Ungles; his sons, Roger Ungles and his wife Rosalie of Sacramento and Dan Ungles and his wife Diane of Placerville; his daughter, Zelma Sobba and her husband Jim of Cameron Park; and a grandson, Daniel Ungles of Placerville.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, September 6, 2005.)

UNRUH

Alvin Unruh

Rites held for Alvin Unruh

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Davis Funeral Chapel for Alvin Henry Unruh, 78, who died in the Woodland Memorial Hospital on March 9, 1990.

Rev. Keith Knauf, pastor of the Winters Pioneer Presbyterian Church officiated, and burial followed in the Davis Cemetery.

A native of South Dakota, he was a graduate of the Moler Barber College, and operated a barber shop in Winters for 6 years. The shop was located on Main Street, and he succeeded the late Bill Wynes. He and his wife moved to Davis in 1978.

The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgewater, South Dakota, and his survived by his wife, M. Lucille Unruh, of Davis; two children, Iris Castro-Hamilton, of Brownsville….

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(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 15, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

URBANO

Guadalupe Garcia Urbano

Guadalupe Garcia Urbano died in Woodland Tuesday, Oct. 12 at age 82.

Mrs. Urbano was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Blackfoot, Idaho and had been a Yolo County resident for 64 years. Guadalupe and her husband Jesus, were one of the first Mexican families to settle in Woodland. She worked as a bookkeeper in their farm labor contracting business and later owned and operated the Wayside Grocery in Knights Landing. Upon retirement, they sold their home-grown produce at the new Davis Farmers' Market.

Survivors include Mrs. Urbano's son, Ramon Urbano of Anaheim Hills; her grandsons, David R. Urbano of Westfield, N.J., Daniel A. Urbano of Oakland and Tomas P. Urbano of Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jesus Urbano.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral Mass will be celebrated noon Saturday, Oct. 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 14, 2004.)

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Guadalupe Garcia Urbano (2nd of 2 obits.)

A funeral Mass will be celebrated noon today, Saturday, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Interment will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rexford Anderson: A celebration of his life for family and friends is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. today, Saturday, at 5292 Leiser Road, Knights Landing. Nautilus Society of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis Wayne "DC" Clark: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, in Rio Linda. Anyone wishing to attend may call (916) 539-7912 for location. Sierra View Crematorium of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 16, 2004.)

URBANO

Jesus Vargas Urbano

Jesus Vargas Urbano, 94, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in Woodland.

A resident of Yolo County for 63 years, Mr. Urbano was born in Lafiedad, Michoacan, Mexico, on Feb. 9, 1909. He and his wife, Guadalupe Urbano were one of the first Mexican families to settle in Woodland. Mr. Urbano was a farm labor contractor in Yolo County for many years. After retiring from labor contracting he and Guadalupe owned the Wayside Grocery in Knights Landing for several years. After selling the grocery he was among the first produce vendors at the Davis Farmer's Market where he was known as the "Garlic King" for his succulent home grown crop.

Mr. Urbano is survived by his wife of 63 years, Guadalupe URbano of Woodland, son, Ramon J. Urbano of Anaheim Hills; grandsons, David R. Urbano of Westfield, N. J., Daniel Urbano of New York City and Tomes Urbano of West Hollywood.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2003, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St. Visitation is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday, May 18, at McNary's Funeral Chapel in Woodland. Burial will be held following the funeral mass on Monday at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, May 17, 2003.)

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