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VAN RUITEN

David John Van Ruiten

David John Van Ruiten of Truckee died Nov. 7 at age 45.

Mr. Van Ruiten was born Jan. 22, 1960 in Woodland. He grew up in a farming community in Sutter Basin where he spent 20 years helping run the family business. He helped found the Sugar Bowl Academy and eventually gave up farming to became a full time resident in Truckee, working at Sugar Bowl as events manager and involved with the sports of skiing, ski racing, snowboarding and teaching.

Survivors include Mr. Van Ruiten's children, Elisa, Nicholas and Samantha Van Ruiten of Truckee; the mother of his children, Patti Van Ruiten; his parents, George and Kay Van Ruiten of Robbins; one brother; six sisters; and 22 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, James Andrew.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Van Ruiten's name may be directed to the David Van Ruiten Memorial Fund, c/o Sugar Bowl Ski Area, P.O. Box 5, Borden, CA 95724.

Services: Services were held in Truckee and Sugar Bowl Nov. 10 to 12. The Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, November 18, 2005.)

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David John Van Ruiten (2nd of 2 obits.)

David John Van Ruiten, 45, of Truckee, passed away Nov. 7, 2005. David is preceded by his son, James Andrew and survived by his children Elisa, Nicholas and Samantha Van Ruiten of Truckee, the mother of his children Patti Van Ruiten, his parents George and Kay Van Ruiten of Robbins, 1 brother, 6 sisters and 22 nieces and nephews. David grew up in a farming community in Sutter Basin where he spent 20 years helping run the family business. It was during this time that he was first introduced to the Donner Summit Area by a family friend. It was the start of his great romance with this area and the sport of skiing. He instilled his passion for skiing in this children, encouraging them in ski racing, snowboarding and teaching. He helped found the Sugar Bowl Academy and eventually gave up farming and became a full time resident in Truckee, working at Sugar Bowl as Events Manager. He loved the sport of skiing and through his hard work and good times shared the sport with so many. There are hardly words to describe how much he is loved and will be missed. He was a compassionate and loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will forever be in our hearts and always remembered, each in our own way, but none-the-less, as one of the greatest men you have ever known. Services were held in Truckee and Sugar Bowl Nov. 10 to 12. Donations can be made to the David Van Ruiten Memorial Fund for his children, c/o Sugar Bowl Ski Area, P.O. Box 5, Norden, CA 95724.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, November 19, 2005.)

VANDERLAAN

Pearl Dorren Vanderlaan

Pearl D. Vanderlaan died at her home in Woodland Saturday, Nov. 5 at age 88.

Mrs. Vanderlaan was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Hill City, Idaho to Henry William and Willie (Daniels) Watterson. She had been a Yolo County resident for 71 years. She worked as a bus driver for 22 years and at the Woodland Hospital as a pink lady. Previously, she worked for Contadina Foods at the processing plant in Woodland. She also volunteered her time to transport handicapped and special needs people and visiting the sick and elderly.

Survivors include Mrs. Vanderlaan's daughters, Charlotte Brown of Oregon, Ann Vanderlaan and Lynn Vanderlaan, both of Woodland; her grandchildren, Scott Irby of Woodland, Shirley Knutsen of Anacortes, Wash. and David Brown of Troutdale, Ore.; several great-grandchildren; her brother, James Watterson of Woodland and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Drewis Vanderlaan; her daughter, Shirley Irby and her parents.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Vanderlaan's name be directed to "The Chapel," P.O. Box 148, Troutdale, Ore., 97060; Attn. the Summer Camp Scholarship Program.

Services: A private interment ceremony for family members was held on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

VANHOOZER

Colleen Ann Vanhoozer (1st of 2 obituaries)

Colleen Ann Vanhoozer died at her home in Woodland Wednesday, Aug. 3 at age 67.

Mrs. Vanhoozer was born Nov. 17, 1937 in Woodland to Frank Erdeen and Maxine Foster Collett. She was a life-long Yolo County resident. She was a full-time mother and housekeeper. Several of her handicrafts won ribbons at the Yolo County Fair.

Survivors include Mrs. Vanhoozer's son, William Vanhoozer and his wife Lori; and her stepdaughter Jeannie Hall, all of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Erdeen and Maxine Foster Collett and her twin brother, James Boyd Collett.

Family the requests memorials in Mrs. Vanhoozer's name be directed to the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood, Woodland, 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Lincoln Gardens Rec Room, 836 West Lincoln Ave., Woodland. A graveside service at the family site in the Cottonwood Cemetery will be held at a later date. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 10, 2005.)

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Colleen Ann Vanhoozer (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Mrs. Vanhoozer died suddenly of a heart attack in her Lincoln Gardens Home.

Born in Woodland, she was a descendant of early pioneers of the area. She was raised in Madison where she married and had one son, William R. Vanhoozer.

Mrs. Vanhoozer was a full-time mother and housekeeper. She had many friends at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. She enjoyed making handicrafts, which she entered in the county fair each year, this year included. She looked forward to winning ribbons to add to her already large collection.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Erdeen and Maxine Foster Collett and her twin brother, James Boyd Collett, who died at three days old. All are now residents of Cottonwood Cemetery near Madison.

Colleen is survived by her son and his wife, William and Lori Vanhoozer, and a stepdaughter Jeannie Hall, all of Woodland.

A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the family site in the Cottonwood Cemetery. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 16, 2005.)

VELASQUEZ

Ruben Hernandez Velasquez

Ruben Hernandez Velasquez died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Wednesday, July 6 at age 71.

Mr. Velasquez was born Dec. 19, 1933 in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. He had been a Yolo County resident for 50 years. He worked as a millwright and welder for more than 30 years before retiring in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carmen Velasquez; his daughter, Laura Velasquez and her fiancé Erik Gertz; his sons, Luis Manuel Velasquez and his wife Sarah and Ruben Velasquez Jr.; his grandchildren, Alexis Velasquez and Marc Velasquez; his sisters, Jesusa Maria Flores of Woodland, Thelma Rodriguez and Beatriz Ruiz of Monterrey, Mexico; his brother, Manfredo Ruiz of Monterrey, Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Hernandez Velasquez; his sister, Julieta Casteneda; and his brother, Raphael Ruiz.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, July 9, 2005.)

VALDEZ

Alicia Reshelle Elliott Valdez

Alicia Reshelle Elliott Valdez was taken away by the angels of heaven on the morning of Nov. 7, 2002 at the age of five years in the company of family and friends.

Alicia suffered from a life long illness Rett Syndrome. Alicia was born at Woodland Memorial Hospital on the evening of Sept. 26, 1997 at 11:31 p.m. where she began her quest for life.

Alicia was a Woodland resident, she attended and completed First Step Preschool at Greengate.

Alicia is survived by her mother, Stacy Lee Elliott of Woodland. Aunt and Uncle, Sheri Maas and husband Stephen of Woodland. Godmother, Tasha Chaffin of Sacramento, her uncle Steven Elliott of Sacramento, Aunt Monica Elliot of Orangevale. Grandparents, Lois and Butch Elliott of Sacramento. Great Grandparent, Ethel Chaffin of Sacramento. Great Aunt Millie Chaffin of Sacramento. Cousins Melissa and Stephanie Picking, Bobby Maas of Woodland, Steven Elliott of Orangevale and all her close friends of the family. Other survivors include, Father, Gregory Valdez of Woodland. Paternal Grandmother, Dorie Luna of North Highlands. Great Grandfather, Eugene Wilson of Woodland. Sister, Vanessa Valdez of Sacramento. Aunts, Tina Valdez, Nikco Valdez and husband Victor of North Highlands and Bernadine Valdez of Woodland. Alicia was loved by all her family.

Visitation will be held at McNary's Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, with internment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary as submitted.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, November 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Alicia Valdez is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VILLALVA

Carlos 'Charlie' Miguel Villalva

Carlos "Charlie" Miguel Villalva died at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Wednesday, Sept. 29 at age 41.

Mr. Villalva was born in Pico Rivera, May 19, 1963 to Karen Luevano of Woodland and Leonard Villalva of Los Angeles. He had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. He attended Lugenour Elementary School and Lee Junior High and had previously worked as a janitor and construction worker.

Other survivors include Mr. Villalva's stepfather Dan Luevano, his daughters, Daesha and Brittney; his sister Cherie Luevano; his brothers Johnny Villalva, Dave Luevano and his family, Tim Luevano and his family; and his half sister Connie Villalva, all of Woodland. Also surviving are his stepsisters Francis Luevano and Shirley Berghoffer and stepbrothers Dan Luevano Jr. and his family, Jack Luevano and his family and Anthony Luevano. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ray Villalva and Elmo and Georgia Fletcher.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Woodland Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 02, 2004.)

VAN ATTA

Aileen Van Atta

Aileen Van Atta, born in Ohio on Dec. 30, 1916, was a long time resident of Woodland, Ca.

Aileen selected the lovely town of Woodland, Ca. to raise her five children. Initially employed by Stanley Home Products, her terrific personality was well suited for the in home parties. From there she went to the Yolo County Welfare Department where she was employed as a social worker and retired after 20 years of service.

While in Woodland, Aileen was chairman of many committees and held all of the offices in Young Ladies Institute. Her incredible wit and humor kept her busy in this organization. She was often requested to be Mistress of Ceremonies for various functions and fashion shows. Aileen's theatrics often resulted in finding her picture on the social pages of the Daily Democrat.

After retirement Aileen and her two daughters opened a quilt and gift shop in Half Moon Bay, Ca. where she took up residence. While there she was an active member of the Coast Side Newcomers Club, serving on the board as well as holding a position on the board of directors for the Half Moon Bay Coast Side Chamber of Commerce. Her great personality brought many new members into the Chamber. She later moved to Pacifica, Ca. During her six years there Aileen continued to be an active member of the community. She held offices on the board of directors for Beta Sigma Phi and participated in the American Legion Auxiliary.

Woodland's beauty and life long friendships called her back. Upon her return, Aileen started a Bible Study Group. Soon the attendance made her little apartment burst at the seams. She later formed another group called WOW (Women of Welfare) whose members were all previously employed by the Department of Welfare. Aileen also formed The Cheerful Givers, a group that met once a month to share not only their friendship and lunch, but also collected money and anonymously donated those funds to many local organizations. A great humanitarian, Aileen loved giving to Heifer International. This organization helps impoverished families worldwide become more self-reliant through the gift of livestock so that they may provide for themselves, their children and their communities.

Aileen shed her earthly body on Oct. 25, 2003. She has earned her wings and is undoubtedly flying free with all the other angels. She will be remembered for her tenacious card playing, quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, her compassion and her genuine kindness to all people. She will be dearly missed.

Aileen is survived by her sister Rosemary Suever of Delphos, Ohio. She will be missed by her loving and devoted children Michael Van Atta of Golden, Colo., Ann Bauden of Pacifica, Ca., Patty Van Atta Francis of Philomont, Va., David Van Atta and Stephen Van Atta, of Woodland, Ca. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Michael West of Pacifica, Ca., Erin Van Atta of York, Pa., Megan Van Atta of Stewartstown, Pa., Sean Van Atta, Matthew Van Atta, Miranda Van Atta, David Van Atta Jr. and Annamarie Van Atta, all of Woodland, Ca.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland on Thursday, Oct. 30 at noon.

Aileen requested her ashes be spread over the ocean near Dillon's Beach, Ca.

In lieu of flowers Aileen requested donations be made to Heifer International (800) 422-0474, or http://www.heifer.org; and or the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, 927 Main Street, Woodland 95776 (530) 661-6336.

Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with the arrangements, www.legacy.com.

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

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

VAN LEW

Diana "Annie" Joan Van Court

Diana "Annie" Joan Van Court died of lung disease at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at age 59.

Born July 15, 1944, in Oakland, Mrs. Van Court was raised in Piedmont where she attended area schools. She resided in Yolo County for the past 37 years.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Van Court of Davis; sons, Jason Van Court and wife Sara Sheikholislam of Sacramento, and Lance and Jennifer Van Court of Davis; grandchildren, Victoria and Boris Van Court of Davis; sister, Cynthia Trade and husband Charlie of Murphys; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Diana Van Court of Sacramento; aunt, Barbara Marshall and husband Dr. William Marshall of Almaden; niece, Heather Rose and husband Bruce Martin of Palo Alto; and cousins, Sally Humphries of Almaden and Susan and Darrell Mc Murtry as well as their children Sherman and Tiffany of Davis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Cotton, in 1972; father, Carl Cotton, in 1982; brother, Kim Cotton, in 1991; and aunt, Ramona Cotton, in 1994.

The family requests memorials be directed to Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place, Davis, 95616, in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, at Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd., Davis.

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

VAN LEW

Nola Tadlock Van Lew

Nola Tadlock Van Lew died in Woodland Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at age 97.

Born May 9, 1905, in the Tadlock Ranch in Citrona, Mrs. Van Lew was the daughter of the late Alice Gray Collett and Rilford G. Tadlock. Her father was born in 1839, who was originally from Virginia later Kentucky. He with his mother and siblings crossed the plains in a covered wagon at the age of 18 settling in Yolo County. Her mother was born in Missouri in 1857 and came to California in one of the early trains prior to bridges and trestles being built.

She was a 1923 Esparto High School graduate. On New Year's Eve of 1923, she married Lester B. Van Lew whose family pioneered in the Knights Landing area. She spent most of her entire life in Esparto as a homemaker and as a salesperson in the hardware department at Wyatt's General Store. According to her family members, "she enjoyed gardening, reading and assisting her husband on their ranch. Visiting with old friends was a source of great pleasure. In 1988 she moved to Woodland where she spent the rest of her days at St. John's/Stollwood Convalescent Hospital.

Mrs. Van Lew is survived by her daughter, Betty Mae Haines of Woodland; nieces, Jacqueline Santana of Vacaville; and Lucille Schuler of Grass Valley; goddaughter and great-niece, Terry Tadlock Garcia and numerous other great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Capay Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. John's, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695; or to charity of donors choice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 11, 2003.)

VAN SICKLEN

James H. Van Sicklen

James Harrold Van Sicklen died Jan. 3, 2001, at the University Retirement Center in Davis. Born Aug. 3, 1917, in Oakland, he was 83.

He grew up in Oakland and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.

In 1947, he married Winifred Tinning. They made their home in Orinda for 49 years. He worked for the Atkins Kroll Co. and the Milligan Spica-California Equipment Co. until his retirement in 1983. After retiring, he earned a certificate in landscape design and was a board member and docent at the UC Botanical Gardens.

He moved to Davis in 1997 and lived in Covell Gardens until spring of 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred; his brother, William Parker Van Sicklen; and his sister, Maryann Sadler.

He is survived by his children, Susan Calfee and her husband, Kent of Davis, Isabel Van Sicklen of Modesto and James Van Sicklen Jr. of Stockton; and four grandchildren, Corinne and David Calfee and Andrew and Charles Van Sicklen.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Memorial donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616, or to UC Botanical Gardens, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, January 7, 2001, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

James H. VAN SICKLEN (1917-2001) (memorial service)

James H. Van Sicklen

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday for James Harrold Van Sicklen. The service will be at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Memorial donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616, or to UC Botanical Gardens, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720.

An earlier obituary mistakenly said the service was set for Sunday.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 10, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

VAN ZEE

Barbara Jean Van Zee

Barbara Jean Van Zee died in Emmanuel Care Center, Yuba City Thursday, March 25, 2004, at age 69.

Born Jan. 20, 1935, and a native of Woodland, Mrs. Van Zee had been a Yuba-Sutter area resident for 38 years. She worked for Marysville plumbing as retail clerk for three years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Marysville.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori Edmonson of Oakley; sons, Jerry and Stanley Van Zee, both of Woodland; sister, Beverly Hart of Modesto; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society, 618 5th St., Marysville, 95901. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan of Marysville.

Services: A chapel service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel, Marysville, with Rev. Robert Copsey of St. Joseph's Church of Marysville officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland.

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

VANDER HAMM

Chuck Vander Hamm

Chuck Vander Hamm: A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at University Covenant Church in Davis for Chuck Vander Hamm, a popular Davis businessman and friend to legions of local residents. He died Nov. 14, 2000, following a 15-year battle with lymphoma.

Born Nov. 26, 1937, in Le-Mars, Iowa, he was 62.

Best known as owner and operator of Vander Hamm Good­year Tire Center, he purchased the downtown Davis Goodyear franchise in 1976. Over the years, he developed a loyal following of customers, who enjoyed his friendly smile, personal attention and outstanding community service. In fact, Goodyear was voted the best place to have your car repaired in several "Best of Yolo County" readers' polls in The Davis Enterprise.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; three children, Janet Hoppert, Scott Vander Hamm and Carrie Falk; and 17 grandchildren, Jenny, Becky, Michael, Kalaan, Sarah, Abigail, Kara, Hannah, Seth, Grace, Scott Jr., Daniel, Charlie, Chris, Zach, Matt and Caitlyn.

University Covenant Church is at 1715 Anderson Road. Vander Hamm's pastor, The Rev. Exter Hardy of First Southern Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends are invited to attend.

Interment will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95616.

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

VANETTI

Robert "Bobby" Lee Vanetti

Robert "Bobby" Lee Vanetti died July 1, 2004, in Sacramento of cancer. He was 60.

Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Dixon, he died after a brief illness with his family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Reva Vanetti.

He is survived by his daughters, Brooks Ann Vanetti of Fair Oaks and Christina Pender of Washington; grandchildren, Corrin and Brandon Delliquadri and Bobby Pender; and other loving family members, William and Pearl Schellhorn of Davis and Theresa, Bob and Richard Baciarini of Davis.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St. in Dixon. The funeral director's phone number is (707) 678-2189.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, July 6, 2004.)

VANNUCCI

June Leona (Small) Vannucci

June Leona (Small) Vannucci died in her sleep at her Capay home on Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at age 83.

Born July 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Mrs. Vannucci was a resident of Esparto for the past 80 years, residing in Yolo County since 1923.

Mrs. Vannucci graduated from Esparto High School with honors in 1938. She married Fred E. Vannucci in December 1938, and was a rancher in the Capay Valley for all of her adult life.

She was an avid gardener and loved going on road trips.

Survivors include her sons, Fred L. Vannucci and wife Mary, and Ronald P. Vannucci and wife Margarette, both of Esparto; sister Raye Oroz and daughters of Capay; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

At the request of Mrs. Vannucci, no services will be held.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Hospice, Sutter Hospital Cancer Unit or the Esparto Volunteer Fire Department in her name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 23, 2004.)

VARGAS

Jose Damian Vargas

Jose Damian Vargas died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, March 20, 2003, at age nine months. Jose was born June 1, 2002, in Woodland.

Survivors include his parents, Jose and Elena Vargas of Woodland; brother, Adrian Vargas and half-brother, Ruben Vargas Jr. of Woodland; grandparents, Ruben and Estella Vargas of Knights Landing and Manuel Gonzalez of Mexico; aunts, Aurora Vargas and Sandra Vargas of Knights Landing; uncles, Antonio and Felipe Gonzales of Woodland and Mario and Raul Vargas of Knights Landing.

The family requests memorials be directed to Wells Fargo Bank, c/o Jose Gonzales, Trustee, 444 Court St., Woodland, 95695 in his behalf. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel.

Services: Mass was conducted Wednesday, March 26, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a burial followed at St. Joseph's Cemetery of Woodland.

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

VARIN

James Woodrow Varin

James Woodrow Varin died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law at Fair Oaks on April 1, 1999, at the age of 82, succumbing to cancer.

Born May 24, 1916, in Ashton, Idaho, he graduated from Burbank High School, Burbank, in 1934. He worked as a miner for a time at the North Star Mine in California and also on the Colorado River Aqueduct in Colorado. He eventually became a machinist and master mechanic and was hired by Pan American World Airways in 1941. In 1943, he aspired to become a flight engineer and began flying the Boeing 314, also known as the "China Clipper," named after the clipper ships because it took off and landed in the water. By the time he retired in 1976, he was a pilot flying the Boeing 747 internationally.

He became skilled at carpentry and built the family homes in Gilroy and Corralitos. He also assisted with the homes built in Winters and Gualala. On land that he owned at the sites, he had orchards of prunes, apricots and almonds and had several head of cattle and horses at one time.

Mr. Varin is survived by his son, Robert Daniel Varin and son's wife, Elizabeth Varin of Fair Oaks, and his daughter, Joan Christine Weiss and her husband, Albert Weiss of Woodland. Grandchildren include Kimberly Marshall of Colorado, Jeff Varin of Arcata, Troy Varin of Rocklin and Aaron Weiss of Woodland and one great-grandchild, Kayleen Mae Marshall of Colorado. A brother and two sisters of the Grass Valley area, along with their spouses, also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma M. Varin in 1997.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Calvary Baptist Church foyer project, 506 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695, or the UCD Medical Center hospice program, 3630 Business Drive, Sacramento, CA 95820.

A memorial service will take place in Gualala, California, Sunday, April 18, at noon.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 8, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

VASQUEZ

Casilda Merino Vasquez

Casilda Merino Vasquez, a 30-year resident of Davis, died April 5, 2004, in Claremont. She was 76 years old.

She was born on June 18, 1927, and grew up in San Jose de Bachiniva, Chihuahua, Mexico. She came to the United States in 1948 and lived in Davis, where she attended and graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree with multiple teaching credentials.

She treasured her years of teaching, her family said. She worked with migrant education students in Esparto, as well as with underprivileged children in the Mission District of San Francisco. In the early 1980s, she moved to Claremont and continued teaching bilingual education for underprivileged children in the Pomona Unified School District.

In addition to her love of teaching, she also loved music, fine arts, traveling and cooking. She promoted lively debate and the pursuit of higher education. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to be socially active and community-oriented, her family remembers. She took great pride and joy in the educational accomplishments of her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Lydia de los Rios and her husband Miguel of Claremont, Sylvia Vasquez and her husband Andrew Gould of Columbus, Ohio; Ophelia Vasquez of Helendale and Myrna Vasquez of San Diego; and son, Albert Vasquez and his wife Christy Brown of Davis.

She is also survived by her sisters, Lilia Loya and Myrna Vilardel, and her brothers, Miguel Merino and Saul Merino, all of Chihuahua, Mexico; and her grandchildren, Jose and Cathy de los Rios, Enrico Echevarria, and Jeremy and Kyle Brown.

Services were held April 17 at the Claremont United Church of Christ in Claremont, followed by interment at the Forest Lawn Mortuary in Covina Hills.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, April 26, 2004.)

VASQUEZ

Felix 'Cat' Vasquez, Jr.

Felix "Cat" Vasquez Jr. died in Woodland Tuesday, April 19 at age 50.

Mr. Vasquez was born May 24, 1954 in Hanford. He had been a Yolo County resident most of his life. He attended Woodland schools. He was employed at Fleetwood Homes of Northern California as a plumber. He played with his band, "Conjure."

Survivors include Mr. Vasquez's long-time companion, Patty Jones; his stepdaughter, Krishna and his stepsons, John and Tyler all of Woodland; his grandchildren, Brian and Rachelle Klimper of Woodland and David Witherall-Jones of Idaho; his sisters, Esther Livingston of Tennessee and Lorenza Lunley of Nevada; his brother, Manuel Flores of Woodland and his "Cuz," Jessy Vasquez of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his sister, Julie (Vasquez) Nichols; his nephew, Julian Livingston and numerous other relatives.

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

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Vasquez, no services are scheduled. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 27, 2005.)

VASQUEZ

Nasario O. Vasquez

Nasario O. Vasquez died in Woodland Tuesday, Dec. 21 at age 80.

Mr. Vasquez was born Nov. 22, 1924 in Torneo, Texas. He had been a Yolo County resident for 36 years. He was employed as a farm laborer.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dominga Vasquez; his children, Nasario Vasquez Jr., Bertha Ovando, Isabel Lancaster, Nellie Vasquez and Raymond Vasquez. Close family members Enrique Borrego, Johnny Vasquez and son-in-law, Angel Ovando, Sr.; his grandchildren, Raymundo Vasquez, Andy Vasquez, Richard Lancaster, Christina Vasquez, Connie Irene Ovando, Freddy Burrola, David Vasquez Jr., Angel Ovando Jr., Caroline Vasquez and Ellie Vasquez, all of Woodland. His great-grandchildren, Levi Vasquez, Renee and Marissa Lancaster, Veronica, Vanessa and Alfredo Tejeda Jr., Courtney, Julia and Freddie Vasquez Jr. and Davian Ovando all of Woodland and his brother, Ramon Vasquez of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his son, David Vasquez and his grandson, Anthony Lancaster.

Memorial donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Services: A vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Holy Rosary. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 26, 2004.)

VAUGHN

Donald Russell Vaughan

Donald Russell Vaughan died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at age 82.

Born Nov. 10, 1919, a native of Woodland, Mr. Vaughan was the son of Russell and Leah Vaughan. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Blevins on Feb. 1, 1942 and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He served two years in the U.S. Army, 26th Tank Battalion in Germany and Czechoslovakia, during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star Medal. Upon his return he established Vaughan Mfg., in Woodland pioneering and patenting many agricultural and utility-related inventions, most notably the alfalfa cube machine, the underground cable layer, and underground boring equipment. He was a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, a lifetime member of the Elks, and a graduate of "Yolo U."

Mr. Vaughan is survived by his wife, Betty Vaughan of Woodland; and daughters, Barbara Dahl and husband Mervin of Woodland, Linda Kilkenny and husband Patrick of Santa Rosa, Janet Vaughan of Woodland and Donna Vaughan of Sacramento.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kim Baertsch and husband Todd, Jim Dahl and wife Sherrie, Mary-Kevin Baumgartner and husband Dave, Katie Kilkenny, and Brian Kilkenny; great-grandchildren, Tara Baertsch, Nathan Dahl, Shelby Baertsch and Nicole Dahl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 160126, Sacramento, 95816; or the charity of the donor's choice, in his behalf.

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

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 19, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VAUGHN

Edna May Vaughn

Edna May Vaughn passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis. She was born in Barstow, California on May 14, 1913. She was 86.

She was the daughter of the late Robert B. Flenniken and Edna Frances Colcord. She was a Winters resident of 19 years.

Mrs. Vaughn enjoyed playing bridge, flowers and feeding the birds.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John O. Vaughn, daughter, Susan Lynn Vaughn, of West Sacramento; sister, Roberta June Fife of Anaheim; three grandchildren, Nathan and Quinn Vaughn of Seattle, and Morgan Vaughn of Davis.

Private family services will be held. Smith's Colonial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(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.)

VAUGHN

Minna B. Vaughn

Minna B. Vaughn died in Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, Woodland on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at age 91.

Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Brookport, Ill., Mrs. Vaughn had been a Yolo County resident for 67 years. She was an active member of the Woodland Christian Church. She was a past president of the P.E.O. Chapter HY. and she was also belonged to the Davis Flower Group.

Survivors include her son, Doug Vaughn; daughters, Mary Lynn Mezger and Jeanne Vaughn Arnold; grandchildren, Josh Mezger, John Mezger, Eric, Shelley, Mark and Sharel Vaughn; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice.

Her remains were donated to UC Davis Medical School.

Services: To be planned for future.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, February 15, 2003.)

VAWTER

Peggy Sue Hutchison Vawter

Peggy Sue Vawter, age 65, died at her home in Woodland on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, following a lengthy and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

She was born on June 18, 1938, in Kennett, Missouri, to the late L. B. and Bertha Pruett Hutchison. A homemaker and 53-year resident of Yolo County, she attended both Winters and Woodland high schools and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Woodland. Peggy believed "What we weave in time, We must wear in eternity." She was a beautiful person with a kind, gentle nature and loving sprit and will always be remembered as a good mother who loved her sons more than life itself.

Peggy is survived by her sons, Matt Scoggins and wife Vicky of Woodland, Glenn P. Scoggins of Rocklin, Craig Scoggins and wife Yvonne, Drue Vawter and fiancee Shawnda Herrera; sister Marjorie Daley and husband Mark, all of Woodland; brothers Hutch Hutchison and wife Mae of Carmichael, Frank Hutchison and wife Dorothy of Dunnigan, and Paul Hutchison and wife Edna of Woodland. Twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews further survive her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Vawter; brothers Guy and William Hutchison.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

(A photograph of Peggy Vawter is included with this obituary.)

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

VEATCH

Cody Loren Veatch

Cody Loren Veatch, passed away Nov. 22, 2005. Born June 28, 1916 in Otero County, Colo. Cody's family moved to Arizona where he lived for 8 years. At the age of 9, Cody's grandfather died, being the eldest of 9 grandchildren he was sent to live and work on his grandparents farm in Rocky Ford, Colo. Cody was a hard working young man. He worked on the farm and earned a living working the watermelon fields in the spring and summer months.

Cody was raised with the Midwest saying of "we'll make do." As Cody entered into manhood, he made a living in welding, plumbing and mechanical work. He had a love of steam trains, which carried into his adult hobby of Lionel Train collecting.

On June 10, 1944, he married the love of his life Reba Mildred Vaughn. Cody and Reba traveled to the Comstock Silver Mines where he was a foreman/welder for a number of years. Cody and Reba loved life to the fullest, dancing their way through dance halls. Cody and Reba never had any children but had many animals which they treated like children. Their love of animals was apparent to everyone who knew them as they adopted many stray dogs/cats that needed help.

Cody and Reba moved to Woodland where they lived for over 30 years. Cody was employed by the Kimzey Welding Company for 30 years. Cody and Reba moved to Yreka for 10 years where Cody worked at odd jobs and growing flowers for Reba. When Reba grew ill Cody and Reba moved back to Woodland where they resided with their beloved dog Corky.

Cody is survived by his wife Reba and friend/granddaughter Sandi Reyes of Woodland. Friends are welcome at the memorial service for Cody on Dec. 8, 2005 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland. Memorials may be made to the Veatch Memorial Fund at the Yolo County Animal Services in Woodland. Services provided by W.F. Gormley & Sons of Sacramento.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, December 4, 2005.)

VEGA

Francisco Vega, Jr.

Francisco Vega Jr. died at the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the age of 19. He was born in Woodland on Sept. 9, 1983.

Mr. Vega attended grade school in Esparto as well as Lee and Douglass junior high schools and Woodland High School.

Mr. Vega is survived by his parents, Francisco and Silvia Vega. Brother, Alberto Vega. Grandparents, Celia and Francisco Vega and Victoria and Jesus Collazo, all of Woodland. Also surviving him are aunts and uncles, Ma. De Jesus, Lourdes and Guillermo Vega, Alicia and Rafael Sanchez, Jose Luis and Rosario Collazo, Felipe, Alma, Ramon, and Maria Collazo, Carlos and Rosa Vega, Jose and Tammy, Celia Vega, Marina and Raul Noriega, Miguel and Rosa, Sergio and Ma, Luisa, Luis and Melissa Vega, Rosa and Luis Gomez, all of Woodland, Araceli Collazo of Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico and Roberto and Lupe Ochoa of Sacramento.

Other survivors include numerous cousins and friends in Woodland and other cousins, uncles, and aunts in Southern California, Chicago and Mexico.

The funeral mass is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church, today, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 25, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Vega is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VENARD

Elisabeth Ann Venard

Elisabeth Ann Venard of Yuba City died Feb. 14, 2006, at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. She was 75.

A service begins at 3 p.m. Friday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel in Marysville.

Born July 3, 1930, in Mainz, Germany, she grew up in Germany during World War II. She met and married Thomas W. Venard, while he was serving in U.S. Army intelligence. The couple moved to the United States in 1955 and eventually settled in Vacaville in 1960 where they raised their family.

She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Thomas W. Venard of Yuba City; her sons, Thomas J. Venard of Kansas City, Mo., and William N. Venard and his fiancée, Judy Painter, of Vacaville; and her daughters, Blanche Venard McNaughton and her husband, Davis Enterprise Publisher R. Burt McNaughton, of El Macero; and Barbara Anne Venard of Yuba City.

She is further survived by nine grandchildren, including Jacquelyn and Berkeley McNaughton of El Macero.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 16, 2006.)

VERMAZEN

Herbert Russell Vermazen

Herbert R. Vermazen, 80, of Woodland died Friday, June 21, 2002. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, and was a carpenter by trade. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and flew 35 missions over Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Survivors are his wife, Marie Vermazen, Woodland; son, Dick Vermazen, and daughter-in-law, Diane, Woodland; and daughter, Dianna Hempen, San Diego. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Rusty Vermazen, Woodland; Deena Zeck, Palo Cedro; Michelle and Eric Hempen, San Diego; and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m., Saturday June 29, 2002 at the New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave. Woodland. Any memorials in Mr. Vermazen's memory can be made to the church.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 27, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VICE

Ida Mae Vice

Ida Mae Vice died Jan. 1, 2005, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was 64.

A funeral will be held Saturday at St. John's Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Born Sept. 25, 1940, in Little Rock, Ark., she was employed in the hospitality field as a maintenance worker. She was a resident of Center, Texas, and had been in California for a visit at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford James Booth.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Jones of Center, Texas, Tina Vice of Sacramento and Gloria Vice of Dunnigan; and her son, Herbert Vice of Sacramento.

She is further survived by 10 grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday January 6, 2005.)

VICKERY

Joy Vickery

Joy Vickery died on Nov. 26, 2002, with family and friends by her side. She was 46 years old.

She was born in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 6, 1956. At the age of 10 months, she traveled with her family to New Zealand and in March of 1970 the family settled in Davis. She graduated from Davis High School and was trained as a legal secretary at Heald Business College in Sacramento. She remained an Australian citizen.

She worked as a word processing technician for the real estate section of the law firm of McDonough, Holland and Allen in Sacramento. She would have begun her 24th year with the firm on Dec. 17. Her grammatical knowledge of the English language together with her technical skills made her an invaluable employee. She typed an average of 140 words per minute.

She began serving as the secretary and treasurer for Elijah Ministries in 1989. Her voluntary service will be greatly missed. She rendered this work with enthusiastic joy, asking for no reward.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Darby Vickery; father, Bishop Ron Coady; brother, Calvin Coady and his wife Lois; uncle, Kenny Coady and his wife Betty of Australia; mother-in-law, Betty Vickery; and brother-in-law, Kirby Vickery and his wife Susan. She is also survived by nephews and nieces as well as numerous other relatives.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 2, 2002, (Yolo County, California).)

VICKROY

Nettie E. Vickroy

(The following probate announcement was transcribed by Betty Loose.)

"Sacramento Bee," Friday May 9, 1913.

PETITION TO PROBATE THE VICKROY ESTATE

WOODLAND (Yolo Co.), May 9 - The will and petition for probate of the estate of Mrs. Nettie E. Vickroy, who died recently on the home place near Yolo, where she was born forty-seven-years ago, were filed yesterday by Albert M. BEMMERLY, the executor.

The petition shows that the property consists of 3,500 acres of land in this county, bank stock, cash, livestock, warehouse , ó implements and jewelry.

By the terms of the will, 160 acres of choice land are bequeathed to a sister, Mrs. Dora SCHNEIDER, of Oakland, and 627 acres to a brother, Ernest HELD, of Oakland. The mother, Mrs. Henrietta M. HELD, of Oakland, is given a monthly allowance from the estate, and there is a contract between the two latter providing for her for life. All of the residue of the estate is bequeathed to the executor, Albert M. Bemerly. The will is witnessed by James L. HARE of this city and E. CAVANAUGH of Oakland. A. C. HUSTON is attorney for the executor.

VIDALES V.

Angelina 'La Prieta' Vidales V.

Angelina "La Prieta" Vidales V. died in Delano Sunday, July 7, 2002, at age 61.

Born Jan. 24, 1941, in Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, Miss Vidales was the daughter of the late Cipriano and Lorenza Vidales. She was raised and attended schools in Panindicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. She moved to California, resided in Woodland and Sacramento and later moved to Alpaugh. She was a homemaker. She moved to Tipton in January 2002. According to her family members, "she enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She was the 'mother' to her younger brothers, nieces and nephews."

Miss Vidales is survived by her sisters, Petra Hernandez of Tipton, Carmen Vidales of Mexico and Reynalda Rodriguez of San Fernando; brothers, Apolinar Vidales of Stockton, Galdino Vidales of Calexico, Francisco Vidales of Sacramento, Adrian Vidales of Woodland, Cipriano Vidales of Sacramento, and Pedro Vidales of Woodland; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law and numerous nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Aurora Vidales of Knights Landing; and brother, Domingo Vidales of Atwater.

A rosary is scheduled to be recited at 7 p.m., today, Wednesday, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland.

The Mass of the Christian Resurrection is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland.

Goble-Miller Funeral Chapel of Tulare is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

VIDALES

Helen Vidales

Helen Vidales died at her home in Yolo Sunday, June 20, 2004, at age 71.

Born March 12, 1933, in Stockton, Ms. Vidales was the daughter of the late Eduardo and Asuncion Vidales. She attended Cacheville Elementary School in Yolo and Woodland High School.

Survivors include brothers, Frank, Eddie and John of Woodland; sisters, Dolores Vidales of Yolo, Flora Barajas, Elvira Moreno, Hope Collier and Esther Vidales of Sacramento, Ofelia Aguirre of Oakland, Sally Milian of McAllen, Texas and Candy Granados of San Diego. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Salvador and Galdino; and sisters, Connie Campos, Josephine Andradez and Ester Vidales.

Services: A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 23, at Kingdom Hall in Yolo, with a reception following at the Masonic Hall on First Street also in Yolo.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 24, 2004.)

VIDES

Armando Salvador Vides

Armando S. Vides died on Tuesday Feb. 12, 2002 at his residence in Woodland. A native of El Salvador, he was born on March 26, 1923 to Miguel and Esther (Bolanes) Vides.

Mr. Vides attended schools in El Salvador and later, coming to the United States in 1943, attended a junior college in San Francisco. He worked at various trucking companies as rate clerk for most of his life. He was a proud member of Teamsters Local #586; having been a member for 26 years prior to retiring.

After retiring he pursued interests in computer science according to his family. Mr. Vides volunteered his talents in local Daly City Schools Adult Education program as assistant instructor for English as a second language. According to his family Mr. Vides was a strong believer in the power of education.

He remained connected with his heritage and visited his home country as often as possible. A previous resident of Daly City, he moved to Woodland two years ago.

While in Woodland he was active in the Senior Center Activities and was a parishioner at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Mr. Vides is survived by his wife, Maria (Saade) Vides of Woodland. Also surviving Mr. Vides are his daughters, Marta Vides De Gonzalez and her husband Angel of San Francisco; Maria Elena Romero and her companion Blake Rushworth of Davis; and Nannette Vides of El Sobrante. He is also survived by his sisters Lucy Ayala of Redwood City and Aida Vides of San Francisco. Grandchildren Joseph Anthony Romero, USN Submariner at Kingsbay, Georgia; Elena Christina Romero of Davis; and Gabriel Roberto Rios of El Sobrante. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A requiem mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland. Friends are welcome for visitation Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors, 175 Second Street, Woodland.

The family requests any donations in Armando's memory be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or Yolo County Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Ca, 95617-1014.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors 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," Friday, February 15, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VINE

Susan I. Vine

Susan I. Vine died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 in the Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 51. Mrs. Vine was born May, 1, 1951 in Martinez to the late Fabian and Garnett Flores.

Mrs. Vine was a resident of Yolo County for the last four years. She was a certified nurses assistant at the Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility for five years. She was loved by all and she will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Vine is survived by her husband of 34 years Benjamin E. Vine of Oregon. Son, Earle E. Vine of Boise, Idaho. Daughters, Catherine M. Vine of Pinole and Peggy Ann Vine of Yolo. Also surviving her are nine grandchildren. Other survivors include five brothers, Joseph, William (Bill), John, Jack Jr., and Glen Flores. Sisters, Ruth Roddy, Linda Flores and Mary Flores and 13 nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held.

Condolences may be sent to 1707 Canyon Drive, Pinole, 94564.

McNary's Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 31, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VILLAGRANA

Salvador "Sal" Castillo Villagrana

Salvador "Sal" Castillo Villagrana died unexpectedly in San Ramon Regional Hospital Saturday, May 11, 2002, at age 48.

Born March 4, 1954, in Zacatecas, Mexico, Mr. Villagrana was the son of the late Candelario and Enedina (Castillo) Villagrana. He was a resident of Woodland for 30 years and worked for Western Geophysical for 15 years. Later he worked for various construction companies for 15 years, the most recent of which was Western Pacific Homes in Fairfield. He was a very hard worker and a "Jack of all trades' which gave him the deserving name of "True Handyman," family members reported.

According to his family members, "he loved to golf and fish with his family and friends, but his most enjoyable moments were going to watch his grandchildren's softball and baseball games." As an avid Raider Fan some of his memorable moments were at home with his family watching the Raider's Games on television.

Mr. Villagrana is survived by his wife, Linda Villagrana of Woodland; children, Annette Anchondo and husband Gil Hernandez, Steve Anchondo and wife Channan and Teresa Jimenez, all of Woodland; and grandchildren, Andreya and Alyssa Hernandez, Hillaree, Steven Jr., Jacob and Hollee Anchondo and Ariana and Faith Jimenez, all of Woodland.

He is also survived by his sisters, Esperanza and Antonia Villagrana of Zacatecas, Mexico, Victoria Calderon and husband Angel, Teresa Munoz and husband Robert, Della Harper and husband Roger; brothers, Dennis, Richard and Robert Gallegos, all of Woodland; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Victor Gallegos, both of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A vigil service is scheduled at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at McNary's Chapel, Woodland.

The funeral Mass is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m., Friday, May 17, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, May 15, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VILLANUEVA

Gilbert C. Villanueva

Gilbert C. Villanueva died Oct. 9, 2003, at his home in Davis. Born in Chandler, Ariz., on Feb. 16, 1930, he was 73.

He was the caring husband of 48 years to Helen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Josephina, and brothers, Jerry, George and Joe.

He is survived by his brothers, Harold, Dick and Ralph and sister, Carmen.

He will be truly missed by his children and their families: Dan, his wife, Marie, and three sons, Tony, Michael and Troy; Ted, his wife, Andrea, a daughter, Emily, and a son, Alex; Jim, and a daughter, Samantha; Rita, and a daughter, Leah, and son, Alberto; Glilbert, his wife, Angela, and four daughters, Crystal, Chelsea, Kelli and Christina and son, James; and a great-grandaughter, Julia; Inez, her husband, Henry Timm, and daughters, Elena and Cammie.

Gilbert "Papa V" loved being with his family and friends, going on Pat's Reno Tours, the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, sports channels and playing the lotto.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In August 2003, he was honored for his service in the Korean War by the Students and Citizens for Korean War Veterans.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at St. James Church in Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Teo Villanueva Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Ralph Villanueva, 5065 Veranda Terrace, Davis, CA, 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, October 13, 2003.)

VILLEGAS

Mario Soto Villegas

Mario Soto Villegas, 88, died unexpectedly on April 8, 2006, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 12, 1918, in El Valle de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Jesus and Maria (Ponce) Soto, she was a homemaker for more than 60 years, a resident of Yolo County and a member of Holy Rosary Church for the past 41 years.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roberto Villegas of Woodland; daughter, Angelica Ramirez and her husband Ted; sons, Ramon S. Villegas and his wife Rita, and Robert Villegas, all of Woodland; and sisters, Carmela Soto de Hernandez and Fermina Soto de Reyes, both of Mexico.

She also is survived by grandchildren, Brandon Tafoya-Ramirez, Irene and Robert A. Ramirez, Kathie L. Villegas, Brian K. Villegas, Ramon and Melissa Villegas, Robert, Elie and Faith M. Villegas, Gloria Angelica and Fernando Almanza, Robert William Villegas III, Cassidy Lyn Villegas, Jennifer Renee Day; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Melanie, Robert, Joseph, Priscila, Alexis, Angelica, Emilio, Ryan, Alysa, Andrea, Valerie, Kevin, Kaeli and Katelyn Rae; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Refugio Soto de Villegas, Josefina Soto de Chavez, Guadalupe Soto de Morales, Otilia Soto de Alvidrez and Aurelia Soto de Gandara; and a brother, Jesus Soto.

Private services will be held, with interment in El Jardin Cementerio, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. The family requests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Evergreen Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, April 12, 2006.)

VINCK

Bernadine C. Vinck

Bernadine C. Vinck, a longtime resident of Albert Lea, Minn., died June 9, 2005, after a brief illness in Woodland. She was 98.

Born March 1, 1907, she lived on a farm near Bird Island, Minn., and was the eldest of eight siblings. She stayed home for three years to assist her mother, and at age 20 graduated with honors from St. Mary's High School in Bird Island. She then attended business school in Minneapolis and was later employed as a collection agent for Gately's Department Store.

In the 1930s, she met Clement Vinck, and they were later married in St. Helena's Church in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day 1934. They resided on Osceola Avenue in St. Paul, Minn., during their first years of marriage. Clement's employer, J.T. McMillan Meat Packing Co., was bought out by Wilson & Co. in 1937. They were then transferred to Albert Lea, where he served as foreman of the smoked meat department for the next 31 years.

In the late 1940s, they started up a small short-order cafe in Albert Lea called the Hyde Grill. Her business background came into play this time as the designated bookkeeper. They sold the Hyde Grill in 1950 and then went into the motel business, which they operated from 1954 into the early 1970s, with Bernie still doing the bookkeeping. During this time, she became an excellent bridge player, starting with the St. Theodore's bridge club and developing into duplicate bridge. Many bridge trophies made their way into her home, and these awards would accumulate into 200 master points.

She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in October 1984 at St. Theodore's. Clement retired from Wilson's in 1968 and they spent their winters in Tucson, Ariz. Clement died in 1992 and Bernie remained in Albert Lea for a few years until joining her daughter, Audrey, near her home in Davis and then Woodland.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Vinck Hastings and husband Richard of Davis; son Paul Vinck and wife Roberta of Tomales; granddaughters Hilary Hastings of Makawao, Maui, Hawaii, Jocelyn Hastings of San Jose and Elena Vinck of Tomales.

Funeral services were held June 14 and she is interred in St. Theodore's Cemetery in Albert Lea alongside her husband, Clement P. Vinck, who died March 31, 1992.

Contributions in her memory may be given to The Californian Residential Care Home in Woodland.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, August 4, 2005.)

VINSON

Charles "Chuck" Vinson, III

Charles "Chuck" Vinson III of Garfield, Ark. died at Northwest Medical Center in Benton County, Ark. Saturday, Jan. 22 at age 37.

Mr. Vinson was born in Woodland Sept. 8, 1967 to Charles Vinson II and Linda Vinson Goeden. He had been a Yolo County resident for two years. He was employed as a carpenter and construction worker.

Survivors include Mr. Vinson's wife of six years, Lila Hammond Vinson and his daughter, Heidelinde also of Garfield; his father, Charles Vinson II and his wife Karen of Bentonville, Ark.; his sisters, Dee Dee Thompson of Bentonville, Ark., Jamie Reeves and Andrea Goeden both of Marysville; his brother, Gunther Vinson of Rogers, Ark.; a niece and nephew of Bentonville, Ark. and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Sue Goeden and his grandfather, Howard Ward.

Services: A memorial service was held Jan. 29 at the Pentecostal Church in Rogers, Ark. with the Pastor Norman Hamby officiating. Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers of Rogers, Ark. assisted the family with arrangements.

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

VINSONHALER

Dianne Rae Vinsonhaler

Dianne Rae Vinsonhaler died in her Yuba City home Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at age 53.

Born Nov. 30, 1948, in Colusa, Mrs. Vinsonhaler had been a Yuba City resident for two years and previously a resident of Woodland. She worked for Valley Records in Woodland. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Vinsonhaler is survived by her husband, Donald Vinsonhaler of Yuba City; son, Alex Parrish of WallaWalla, Wash.; daughter, Farah Vaughn of Placerville; sister, Dawn Darlene Robinson-Warner of Gurnville; two grandchildren; stepson, Cory Vinsonhaler of Citrus Heights; and stepdaughter, Elaine Vinsonhaler of Rio Oso.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Holycross Memorial Chapel, Yuba City, with Pastor Ray Davis officiating.

The family requests memorials be directed to Fremont Rideout Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City, 95991.

Holycross Memorial Services, Inc. of Yuba City is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

VITARELLI

Anthony Edward Vitarelli

Anthony Edward Vitarelli, a longtime Davis resident, died Nov. 22, 2004, at his home in Rancho Cordova from natural causes. He was 91.

A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

Born Feb. 7, 1913, to Annie Gaglione and Joseph Vitarelli in DuBois, Pa., he moved to California in 1950 and went on to own an appliance sales and repair store, "Mr. T.V.," in Riverside. Upon retirement, he moved to Davis to be close to family.

He moved to Rancho Cordova after the death of his wife in March of 1993. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rossie Syler.

He is survived by his daughters, Joann Delaney and Catherine Bays, and six grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel, www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday December 2, 2004.)

VIVERETTE

Ethelyn Jean Viverette

Ethelyn Jean Viverette passed away following a lengthy illness on Oct. 20, 1999 at David Grant Medical Center in Fairfield. Born on Feb. 5, 1928 in San Francisco, she was 71 years old.

Mrs. Viverette was a Winters resident for the last five years. Prior to moving to Winters, she lived in Clear Lake for 27 years. She was the owner of My-Lynn's Ceramics until she retired in 1992, and she was a skilled ceramist.

She was a member of the Lower Lake Chapter No. 231, Order of Eastern Star; American Legion Auxiliary, Unit No. 165, Vacaville; and the Supreme Emblem Club No. 447 in Clear Lake.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul Viverette of Winters; daughters, Pattie Barnes of Bremerton, Washington; and Donna Viverette of Denver, Colorado; stepdaughters, Linda Miller of Marina and Mary Cabral of San Jose; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held for Mrs. Viverette on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters. Reverend Frank Anderson officiated. Inurnment took place at Fairmont Memorial Park in Fairfield.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 28, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

von HUSEN

John von Husen

John von Husen, a resident of Davis for the past 20 years, died on Feb. 26, 2005, at his home in Davis. Born June 1, 1953, in Greenbrae, he was 51 years old.

A celebration of his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tandem Properties building, 3500 Anderson Road in Davis.

He was raised in Chico and later Redding, and attended Enterprise High School in Redding, where he was president of the senior class and quarterback of the football team. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1975 and was a lifelong Beavers fan.

After college, he joined the management program at Bank of America, serving as a bank manager in several offices in Northern California for 24 years. In 2001 he began working in Woodland for the Yolo County Department of Social Services.

He is survived by his wife Paula of Davis; son, Luc Martin of San Francisco; son John von Husen and daughter Kristen von Husen and their mother Sheri Guiton, all of Redding; his parents, John and Benay von Husen of San Francisco and Margaret and Gene Collett of Shingletown; his in-laws, Richard and Alice Storm of Gridley; his sisters, Kavie von Husen of Novato and Tanis Bauguss and her husband Ron of Red Bluff; his brother, Charlie von Husen and his wife Katie of Vallejo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

"John was a wonderful husband, father and friend who was always ready with a joke for any occasion," his family says. "He will be truly missed."

A virtual guest book may be signed at http://www.davisfuneral.com.

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

VOELZ

Sandra Lee Voelz

Sandra Lee Voelz died Tuesday, Jan. 4 at age 55.

Mrs. Voelz was born Jan. 11, 1949 in Laramie, Wyo. She had been a Yolo County resident for 25 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Woodland for the past 10 years and participated as a deaconess.

Survivors include Mrs. Voelz's husband of 22 years, Richard also of Woodland; her daughter, Merrilee of Sacramento; her stepdaughters, Dannette of Hermosa Beach and Heather of New York City; her grandchildren, Wiley of Hermosa Beach and Priscilla of Sacramento; her mother, Rosalie of Gardnerville, Nev.; her brothers, Larry of Wyoming, Vern of Gardnerville, Nev., John and Matt both of Reno, Nev. and her nieces, Barbara and Jessie both of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her father, Vern Clymer and her sister, Mary Clymer.

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

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Calvary Baptist Church, 506 Cottonwood St., Woodland. A funeral will follow visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park following the service. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 06, 2005.)

VOGT

Philip J. Vogt

Philip J. Vogt, a professor and senior surgical pathologist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, died Aug. 13, 2004, in Sacramento from heart-related problems. He was 68.

Born in Appleton, Wisc., on Sept. 6, 1935, Vogt attended the University of Wisconsin as both an undergraduate and as a medical student. He joined the pathology department at the UC Davis School of Medicine in 1986 after working at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinez. He lived in Carmichael.

Among his many teaching duties at UC Davis were as director of the pathology residency training program in the School of Medicine and as a lecturer in courses on systemic pathology and nephrology. Vogt was regarded as a terrific teacher and someone who was very generous with his time with students. He won several outstanding teaching awards, and a Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Services.

Vogt's clinical and research interests at the medical center focused on dermatopathology and renal pathology, where he used electron microscopy and other specialized techniques for diagnosing cancer. He was highly respected for his abilities to answer difficult medical questions.

"Among pathologists, Phil was well known for having a 'very good eye,' " said Edward Larkin, a colleague in the pathology department and a friend from their naval reserve days together. "He was a terrific pathologist - one of a kind and without peer - and was always sought after for consultations and second opinions. He will be sorely missed here."

In addition to his expertise in medicine and teaching, Vogt was known for having a great sense of humor and a love of music. He was a longtime member of both the Sacramento Symphony Chorus and the University Chorus at Cal State Sacramento, where he sang as a baritone.

Vogt is survived by his wife, Judith.

A memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 4641 Marconi Ave. in Sacramento.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, August 18, 2004.)

VOLKERT

Dorothea Sophia Volkert

Dorothea Sophia Volkert died July 22, 2004, in Davis.

Born Sept. 21, 1922, in Town Herman, Wis., she grew up in the nation's heartland, the youngest daughter in a family of 13 children of William and Mary Huenemann.

When she was still a young child, Dorothea's father sold the family farm, in Garner, Iowa, and attended seminary to become a minister in the German Reformed Church. In 1946, she married a young minister, the Rev. Robert Volkert, and they served in churches in Wisconsin and Minnesota, until moving to California in 1965.

In 1979, she began working for the Office of the President of the University of California, in the Patents Department, where she focused her attention primarily on registering patents in agriculture, primarily developed at UC Davis.

After 20 years in the UC Office of the President, she and her husband retired to the University Retirement Community in Davis, where Dorothea was involved in a number of activities. She was a member of the Davis Community Church and was a patron of the arts, including the San Francisco Symphony and the UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Robert Volkert, and her grandson, Tim, son of John and Jo Volkert.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, John, Jo and Andrew Volkert of San Carlos; James Volkert and Barbara Satterfield of Washington, D.C., and Conway, Ark.; Marci and Elisa Volkert of Fairfax, Va.; Emilie Volkert of Lansing, Mich.; Mark, Jan, Edward and Nicholas Volkert of Oakland; and Mary, Gene, Jordan and Sarah Crumley of Davis.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

Memorials may be sent to Yolo Hospice, 132 E St., Suite 3E, Davis, CA 95616 and the University Retirement Community Foundation, 1515 Shasta Drive, Davis, CA 95616.

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

VOLKL

Leo J. Volkl

Leo J. Volkl died in Woodland Saturday, Aug. 21 at age 69.

Mr. Volkl was born July 1, 1935 in St. Libory, Neb. and had been a Yolo County resident for 47 years. He worked in construction as owner of Volkl and Sons, Inc. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include Mr. Volkl's wife JoAnn of Woodland, sons John Volkl of Woodland and William Volkl of Richmond, daughter Traci Graham of Woodland, granddaughter Mariah of Woodland, brother Paul Volkl and his wife Myrt of Lancaster, sister Helen Greenwalt and her husband Gene of St. Libory, Neb., grandniece Sharon Travis of Woodland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Marie Suhlsen Volkl.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Volkl's name be directed to Girls and Boys Town, Boys Town Center, c/o Father Val Peter, Boys Town, Neb., 68010 or to the charity of donor's choice.

Services: A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. Inurnment will be conducted privately. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

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

(On Friday, August 27, 2004, another version of the above obituary was published with the addition of a photograph of Mr. Volkl.)

VOLLMER

Cerina R. Vollmer

Cerina Renee Vollmer died May 28, 2001, in a traffic accident on Highway 21 in Solano County. She was 21.

She was born in San Diego and attended schools in Los Angeles and La Crosse, Wis., before moving to Benicia, where she graduated from Benicia High School. She later attended Napa Valley College, where she was an honors student.

She was attending UC Davis and majoring in community and regional development. She was also an employee at 24 Hour Fitness in Davis.

She enjoyed playing the piano and clarinet, music of all types, helping people and her family. She lived her life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Walter Wozowick and John Vollmer Sr.

She is survived by her parents, Sandra and Ted Vollmer of Benicia; her brother, Joshua; her grandmothers, Joan Wozowick of San Diego and Virginia Vollmer of Monument, Colo.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Benicia, 1055 Southampton Road, Benicia. The Revs. Scott Vollmer and Scott Henning will preside.

Arrangements are being handled by Passalacqua Funeral Chapel in Benicia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cerina Vollmer Trust Fund, Bank of the West, 1001 First St., Benicia, CA 94510.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, June 1, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

VON BARGEN

Kathleen Ann (Harris) von Bargen

Kathleen Ann (Harris) von Bargen died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at age 52.

Born March 17, 1950, in Chico, Mrs. von Bargen has been a resident of Woodland for the last 21 years. She worked for Bank of America for 19 years and was employed at branches in Orland, Chico, Woodland and Sacramento. Her hobbies included stained glass, quilting, sewing and crocheting.

Mrs. von Bargen is survived by her daughter, Lorene Leathers and husband Curt of Woodland; parents, Charles and Mildred Harris Sr. of Orland; sisters, Leslie Black and husband Ken of North Highlands and Karla Bambauer and husband Lewis of Orland; brother, Charles Harris Jr. and wife Terri of Orland; granddaughters, Morgan and Brooke Leathers of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Orland.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with local arrangements and graveside services are conducted by F. D. Sweet and Sons Funeral Home of Orland.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 24, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mrs. von Bargen is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

VON BEHREN

Ruth L. Von Behren

Ruth L. Von Behren died unexpectedly at her Davis home June 2, 2003. She was 70.

Born April 10, 1933 in Dubuque, Iowa, she one of Adolph and Elva Lecher's (sic) six children. She obtained her doctorate in medieval history and belonged to the Yolo County Historical Society. Her business career consisted of education, working as a contract manager for the State Health and Welfare Services Department and as an adult day care specialist, and, for the last 20 years, working for Onlok Senior Health Services in San Francisco.

Ruth will be greatly missed by all who knew her, her family said.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Jerry Von Behren and her brother Paul Lechner. She is survived daughters Debi Lasker and husband Lester and Lu Ann Boys and husband Robert, as well as grandchildren Matthew, Alaina, Deanna and Marie Boys and Tom and Katie Lasker, all of Davis, brother Ludy Lechner of Guttenberg, Iowa, and sisters Lois Meier of Summer, Iowa, Eunice Reinhardt of Flanagan, Ill., and Naomi Vonesh of Fort Wayne, Ind.

A graveside service is set for Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, June 8, 2003.)

VULLIET

Judith Loveland Vulliet

Judith Loveland Vulliet died at home in the arms of her husband on the morning of Oct. 14, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 59.

A celebration of her life will begin with a potluck buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Freedom From Hunger, 1644 DaVinci Court in Davis. Dress will be casual, with Hawaiian and floral prints preferred.

Born in Silver Spring, Md., on June 24, 1945, she graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring in 1963. She then served with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica for four years.

Upon returning to the United States, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She then worked at Colorado State University in student personnel while simultaneously earning her M. Ed.; there she met and married her husband. She went on to five years as the assistant director of student placement at Texas A&M University.

Coming to Davis in 1988, she began a decade of work in several capacities for the nonprofit Freedom From Hunger, where she dedicated herself to its mission of empowering women in developing countries with innovative economic and educational self-help programs. She left Freedom From Hunger to earn her K-12 teacher certification from National University.

Upon graduation, she worked as a bilingual teacher at Anderson Elementary and C.A. Jacobs Middle schools in Dixon. Her unending passion for helping people brought her back to Freedom From Hunger to work as a volunteer on a variety of tasks when her cancer-associated fatigue prohibited full-time classroom teaching.

She was highly regarded for her enthusiasm for life and optimism. She touched the lives of many. Her warmth and integrity, good sense of humor, and a refusal to take herself too seriously were treasured by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Mengel.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Richard Vulliet; her sons, Robert, and Philip and his wife Lisa,granddaughter Hailey and mother Joan Loveland Mengel, all of Davis; and sister, Nancy Mengel Rosensweig, brother J. Thomas Mengel and his wife Alida, and nephews Gregory and J.T. Mengel, all of Denver.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be sent to Freedom From Hunger, 1644 DaVinci Court, Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, October 21, 2004.)

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