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WACKER

Linda Marie Wacker

Linda Marie Wacker died in Modesto on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at age 47.

Born Sept. 21, 1955, in Sacramento, Ms. Wacker had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She was a Woodland resident for two years. She had a stained glass shop and gave lessons. When she moved to Sacramento she became a sales representative for lighting company. She grew up in Broderick.

Survivors include her daughter, Desiree Mazingo and husband Travis of Maui; granddaughter Nevaeh; sisters, Diana Pearson and husband Dean of Woodland, Kathy Shannon and husband Brian of Modesto and Joan Emrie and husband Steven of St. Louis; brothers, Mike Dowell and wife Edie of St. Louis and Roger Miller and wife Ann of Ozarks; five nieces and four nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Elk Grove Funeral Chapel.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today Wednesday, Feb. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Funeral service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 12, 2003.)

WADE

Eleanor Iselin "Winnie" Wade

Eleanor Iselin "Winnie" Wade died on Jan. 12, 2003, at Gloria's Country Care in Woodland. Born on June 3, 1910, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Arthur and Eleanor Jay Iselin, she was 93 years old.

A noted artist and horsewoman, she was raised at the family's historic home, Bedford House, in Katonah, N.Y. The first U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, John Jay, established Bedford Farm as his country residence in 1778 and it remained in the family for five generations until 1956 when it became part of the Taconic State Park Region after Eleanor Jay Iselin's death.

In 1913, at age 3, she received her first pony and drew her first horse at age 5. In elementary school, she learned basic plaster casting and began formal art classes as a child at the Grand Central Art School in New York City.

Completing her first commissioned work at the age of 17, she left the school in 1927 when she accepted an invitation to study at the Royal Academy of London when she won the Landseer Prize for her study, "The Breaking of a Horse." She also won the Prix de Rome and studied in Munich.

Although she was most recognized as a sculptress of Western art, she also worked in a variety of other art media. In addition, she illustrated numerous books, including the second edition of "My Friend Flicka."

From 1954 to 2000, she lived near Libby, Mont., where she managed the 4-W, a thoroughbred brood ranch. She actively bred and raced her horses on tracks in Washington and California. While keeping a low artistic profile on her ranch, she found an excellent foundry in Kalispell, Mont., and produced bronzes for her own personal enjoyment. She sometimes sold secondary castings by word of mouth and produced pieces for important thoroughbred owners.

In 1997, she exhibited her art at the Racing Museum in Saratoga, N.Y. The show traveled to other famous museums in the United States and abroad. Today her sculptures and her art are in numerous museums and private collections throughout the country.

She is survived by her daughter, Hope M. Pracht of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, including Eleanor Pracht-Smith of Davis; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1976.

Memorial services will be scheduled in Woodland, Libby, Mont., and the St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Bedford, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Winner's Foundation (Jockey Rehabilitation Center) 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007; to Bob Fletcher, executive director of the John Jay Homestead, P.O. Box 232, Jay St. Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y. 10536; or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014 Davis, CA 95617.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday January 16, 2003.)

WAGERS

Gary Wagers

A public memorial service for Sgt. Gary Wagers of the California Highway Patrol is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Capital Christian Center, 9470 Micron Drive in Sacramento.

Wagers died on March 15, 2001, in the early morning hours. The 22-year veteran of the CHP died in an on-duty solo motor vehicle accident. He was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Michigan.

Survivors included his wife, Linda, and three children: stepdaughter Carrie, 31; daughter Shelley, 28; and son Garhett, 31.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sacramento SPCA, 6201 Florin-Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, March 19, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

WAGES

Evelyn L. Wages

Evelyn L. Wages died at Woodland Skilled Nursing Home on Monday, March 6 at age 81.

Ms. Wages was born Sept. 28, 1924 in Valley, Okla. to John and Orpha Hoover. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include Ms. Wages' sons, Leroy Robertson and Ken "Chester" Robertson, both of Knights Landing; her brother, Henry Hoover and his wife Jean of Elk Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Robertson and Truman Wages; her sons, Jerry and Donnie Robertson; her parents, John and Orpha Hoover and her brothers, Walter and Raymond Hoover.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Ms. Wages, private services are scheduled. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 14, 2006.)

WAGGENER

Frances Sophia Waggener

Frances Sophia Waggener died on Oct. 10, 2005, in South Lake Tahoe. She was 86.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, to Judd and Mary Peterman in Sherwood, N.D., she was the fifth of six girls. After graduating from high school, she made her way to Nevada where she studied cosmetology.

She met and married Gerald Waggener on Sept. 2, 1940.

Gerald's job as an officer with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Department took them to Honolulu, Hawaii. There, she was employed as a manicurist at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The two were fortunate enough to survive the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

In 1942, Gerald was transferred to Sacramento. He then served in the U.S. Navy, while she spent time with his family in Southern California and attended floral design school.

Frances later moved to Davis with her daughter, Gale, and Gerald joined them as soon as his Navy service was complete.

She was very active in the city of Davis, owning several businesses on Second Street, including The Davis Beauty Shop and the House of Beauty, which later expanded to include a flower shop. Both she and her husband owned the restaurant, The Campus Cave, which is now Froggy's.

Her many interests included art and design, even designing and patenting a hair clip. She spent several months in Japan working with a manufacturer on this invention.

She was also interested in real estate. She obtained her license and became a real estate broker in Davis.

Frances retired with her husband to Rockaway Beach, Ore., in 1982. In 1990, they made their final home in South Lake Tahoe.

She will be remembered as a woman of many talents. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, who died in 1997; and her sisters, Idella Bickford, Marguerite Martin, Gwendolyn Black and Dorothy Hansen.

She is survived by her only daughter, Gale Waggener of Davis; grandsons David Mustard of Dixon and Michael Mustard of Davis; and David's wife Barbara and their daughter Kaylee.

She is further survived by her older sister, Hazel Chapman of Portland, Ore., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and special friends.

Following her wishes, a private service will be held for family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA, 22038-1131.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 15, 2005.)

WAGGONER

Pauline Waggoner

Pauline Waggoner died Oct. 4, 2001, in Auburn. Born on July 19, 1917, in Trousdale, Kan., she was 84 years old.

She graduated from Trousdale High School in 1934 and married her husband Dale Waggoner on Aug. 25, 1940, in Kinsley, Kan. They came to Los Angeles in 1940. She worked as a U.S. postal clerk from 1966 to 1976 and then retired in Davis, where she lived for 25 years. She was a member of the Davis Widows Group for the past 10 years. She had been a resident of Auburn for one year.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Willis of Meadow Vista, her granddaughter Heather Tattershall of Sacramento and grandson Wayne Tattershall of Santa Rosa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dale.

Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 2, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

WAGNER

Anna Mae Rankin Wagner

Anna Mae Rankin Wagner died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Saturday, April 2 at age 84.

Mrs. Wagner was born July 28, 1920 in Warren County, Ill. to the late Charles and Elizabeth Rankin. She had been a Sutter County resident for 55 years and a homemaker all her adult life.

Survivors include Mrs. Wagner's husband, Philip Wagner of Sacramento; her daughter, Pam Wagner of Sacramento; her son, Paul Wagner of Yuba City; her grandson, Todd and his wife Michelle; her great-granddaughter, Serena all of Ione; her sisters, Frances Overstreet of Cantril, Iowa and Mildred Whitaker of La Grange, Ky. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Madeline Stice and her brother, Dale Rankin.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Wagner's name be directed to the local animal shelter or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A funeral is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, April 8 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Interment will be at the Raritan Cemetery in Raritan, Ill. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 06, 2005.)

WAGNER

Mary A. Wagner

Mary A. Wagner died Jan. 1, 2004, at Covell Gardens in Davis, where she had lived since 1995. Born on Oct. 5, 1907, she was 96.

Born and raised in Chicago, she graduated from Northwestern University in 1930 and worked as a medical social worker following graduation. After moving to Sterling, Ill., in 1953, she was active in many civic affairs, serving six years on the Community Chest Board, as president of the Sterling Parent Faculty Association and for 13 years as public education chairman of the Whiteside County Department of Public Aid.

After retirement, she became interested in genealogy, studying one summer at the University of Connecticut. She was a longtime member of Rock River Country Club in Sterling and served as its Lady's Golf chairwoman and chairwoman of publicity. She was an election judge for Precinct 11. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sterling, the Republican Women's Club, Northwestern University Alumni Association, Chi Omega sorority and the YWCA.

She was the beloved wife of the late Franklin C. Wagner, D.D.S. and, following his death, the enduring companion of Louis Marks. She is survived by her son, Franklin C. Wagner Jr., M.D. of El Macero and Chicago and his wife, Sarah. She was the dear grandmother of Megan Bouhamama and Andrew Wagner of San Francisco, and Rachel Wagner of Lake Oswego, Ore. She leaves one great-grandson, Sadiq Bouhamama of San Francisco.

Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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

WAHL

LeRoy Aloysius Wahl

LeRoy Aloysius Wahl, 76, died on Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

A resident of Yolo county for 61 years, Mr. Wahl was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Selby, S.D. He owned and operated Wahl Trucking for more than 50 years and raised Percheron draft horses as well. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his first and second wives, Beva Wahl and Armida Wahl; daughters, Cynthia Brock and her husband Dan of Esparto, and Brenda Siemering and her husband Bill of Portland, Ore. Other survivors include his sister, Janice Toms and her husband Darrell of Sacramento; step-daughters, Danell Alarcon, Gay Duncan and Kimberly Patterson; brother, Llewellyn Wahl of Sacramento and sister-in-law, Julie Wahl of Woodland. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents and brother, LaRue Wahl, preceded him in death.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2004, at Monument Hill Memorial Park. There will be no visitation prior to the services. Burial is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Monument Hill.

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

WHALON

Marion Hollingsworth Whalon

Marion Hollingsworth Whalon died June 22, 2005, at Courtyard Health Care in Davis. She was 93.

She was born May 24, 1912, in Barnegat, N.J., and was a retired librarian. She resided in Yolo County for 25 years.

She was fluent in German, earned a master's degree from UC Berkeley, edited and published a research guide and traveled to Europe and Asia on several occasions.

She is survived by Madge K. McDougall of New Jersey.

She will be cremated through the Neptune Society, and her ashes will be scattered at sea.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yolo County public administrator.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 14, 2005.)

WAITE

Mildred Leona Waite

Mildred Leona Waite died in Woodland, Sunday, Sept. 26 at age 90.

Mrs. Waite was born Dec. 6, 1913 in Adin and had been a Yolo County resident for more than 55 years. She assisted her husband, Stuart, when he ran the Yolo County Fair for 25 years. The fair board dedicated Waite Hall on the fairgrounds in appreciation of their efforts.

Survivors include Mrs. Waite's grandson Corey Addison Waite and his wife Victoria, her daughter-in-law Bonni Waite and her great-granddaughters Sarah Sawyer Waite and Emerson Colby Waite. She was preceded in death by her husband Stuart Bruce Waite and son Stuart Bruce Waite, Jr.

Donations in Mrs. Waite's memory can be made to The Association for Macular Diseases, Inc., 210 East 64th Street, 8th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10021.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Waite no services are scheduled. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 03, 2004.)

WAKEFIELD

Curtis "Curt" Henry Wakefield

Curtis "Curt" Henry Wakefield died Aug. 29, 2001, in Yuma, Ariz., at the age of 67, with his companion Donna Certain.

Wakefield was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Bellefourche, S.D. On Sept. 26, 1998, he was happy and healthy and a part of his son's wedding as Bill Wakefield took Kristine McCoy to be his wife. His family is saddened that he will miss the birth of his first grandchild.

He is survived by his son, William "Bill" Lester Wakefield; stepchildren Eugene J. Daneau, Patricia L. Lawley and Tina R. Lagomarsino; and stepgrandchildren Eugene III, Michael, Jessica, Debra, Latisha, Amber, Kenneth, Joseph and Sterling.

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

WALDMAN

Beatrice Waldman

Beatrice Waldman died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Thursday, March 7, 2002, at age 88.

Born Sept. 29, 1913, in Manhattan, N.Y., Mrs. Waldman was the daughter of the late Israel and Alta Stichinsky. She was a homemaker for 60 years.

Mrs. Waldman is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ellen Ward of Woodland; and son, David Mark Waldman of Essexville, Mich.; granddaughters, Jennifer and Rebecca Waldman, also both of Essexville, Mich.; and grandsons, Daniel and Aaron Ward of Woodland.

A private memorial service has been requested by the family.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 12, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

WALGENBACH

Susan M. Walgenbach

Susan Margaret Walgenbach died on March 14, 2000. Born on Nov. 28, 1908 in Granville, Iowa, she was 91.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Susan and her late husband, Jake, were residents of Davis since 1941 and they operated Jake's Plumbing since 1948. She will be cherished in the memory of her family and of all who knew her for her kindness, generosity and beauty of spirit, family members said.

Until recent years, she was an active member of Soroptimist International of Davis and she was its last surviving charter member. She was a former president of the local chapter and served for 25 years as chairman of Second Horizons, a Soroptimist sonsored meals program for senior citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Mart Gilbert "Jake" Walgenbach; her son, Robert; daughter, JoAnne Walgenbach Lorr; and grandson, Mark Walgenbach.

She is survived by her three daughters, Germaine Hupe, of Davis and her husband Howard, Judith Braden of Providence, R. I., and her husband, William, and Susan Telford of Elm Grove, Wis., and her husband, Gordon; and four sons, Lowell of Gridley and his wife, June, Gary of Arbuckle and his wife Penny, Frederick of Carmichael and his wife, Judi, and Wayne of Davis and his wife, Susan.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Roland Valle, Kandi Yando, Bruce Hupe, Jill Skov, Jeffrey Hupe, Brian Walganbach, Meredith Braden, Abigail Braden, Amanda Braden, Ashley Barnard, Elizabeth Telford and Andrew Telford; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Chapel. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, the Soroptimist Internation of Davis Memorial Scholarship fund of the American Alzheimer's Association.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, March 23, 2000 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WALKER

Gertrude “Gertie” May Walker

Gertrude “Gertie” May Walker, passed away on Dec. 24, 2005 at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, California. She was born on July 6, 1936 in Ventura County California.

Gertie will be greatly missed by her friends and acquaintances. She is survived by her partner, Adelaido Rodriquez; children, Tracie and Bob Dore, Terry Walker, Clint and Marie Walker, Craig and Debby Walker, Clayton and Juanita Walker, Tammy and Dan Grabenhorst, Tinna Walker, Trudy and Joel Collins, adopted son, Steven Collette; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Hand and Frank Hand. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy “Russ” Walker.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 29, 2006.)

WALKER

Gertrude Francis Martin Walker

Gertrude Francis Martin Walker of Woodland died Friday, Jan. 6 at age 96.

Mrs. Walker was born Dec. 11, 1909 in Lenox, Iowa to the late George and Fannie Martin. She had been a Yolo County resident for about seven years. She was a graduate of Whittier College in Whittier. She worked as an elementary school teacher and as a housemother at the University of Idaho-Moscow and at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Roseburg, Ore. and Woodland.

Survivors include Mrs. Walker's sons, Paul W. Walker and his wife Carol, Martin D. Walker and his wife Betty Jo and Warren R. Walker and his wife Carol Jo; her grandchildren, Wendy Walker Davis, Tamara Brunson, Randy Walker, Kara Walker Clarkson, Robert Walker, Wesley Walker, Trina Walker March, Sabrina Chudamolka and Andy Walker; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and her sister, Eunice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil R. Walker; her parents; and her sister, Margretta Paine.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Walker's name be directed to the Scholarship Fund at United Methodist Church of Woodland, 212 Second St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at United Methodist Church of Woodland, 212 Second St., Woodland, with Dr. Warren Walker officiating. Inurnment will a private service at Monument Hill Memorial Park. North Sacramento Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, January 19, 2006.)

WALKER

Janine Marie Walker

Janine Marie Walker, formerly of Davis, died unexpectedly of natural causes at home on June 4, 2005. Born Aug. 21, 1962, in Whittier, she was 42 years old.

A visitation will run from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. A celebration of her life will follow at noon Friday at the Putah Creek Lodge in the UC Davis Arboretum.

She grew up in Fullerton and attended UC Davis, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in geography, and has lived in the area ever since. Upon graduation, she went to work for Progressive Insurance Co., where she remained until her death.

She had many enjoyments in her life, especially camping, spur-of-the-moment meals with friends, dining at Dos Coyotes and the St. Pauli Inn, and traveling. She especially loved cats. Her unassuming manner and easy nature made her an honorary member of the families of many of her closest friends.

"Janine could best be described as the best and most loyal friend a person could hope to have," her family says.

For the past nine years, she was active in the Susan Komen Race for the Cure and her legacy will continue with the entry of "Team Neener" beginning next year.

"She was loved greatly by her famly and friends and will be missed tremendously," her family says.

She is survived by her father, John T. Walker and his wife Joy of Diamond Bar, and her mother, Pamela Krisman of Fullerton. She is further survived by her three brothers, John Walker of Southern California, Robert Walker of San Diego and David Walker of Newport Beach. She also leaves her fiancÚ, Brian Hamilton of Sacramento, and countless friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Walker and Hamilton families request that charitable donations be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 65039, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

For more information, call (888) 888-3317 or visit www.komen.org.

A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 9, 2005.)

WALKER

Jean "Fidelia" Walker

Jean "Fidelia" Walker died at her home in Woodland Monday, July 4 at age 83.

Mrs. Walker was born March 17, 1922 in Ellis, Kan. She had been a Yolo County resident for 31 years. She worked as an X-ray technician for many years in the health care field. She was a member of the Eastern Star and received Grand Electra appointment in Jackson, Sweetheart of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion of Sun Valley, Ben Ali Temple and the Elks Lodge. In addition she volunteered for the Wayfarer Center and was a member of the United Methodist Church for 31 years.

Survivors include Mrs. Walker's cousins, Terry Mixer and his wife Sharon, Kenda Mixer Dunlap and Christopher James Dunlap. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard "Dick" Walker and her parents, Richard and Maude (Mixer) Underwood.

The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Walker's name be directed to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, 212 Second St., Woodland, 95695 or the Food Bank of Yolo County, 1244 Fortna Avenue, Woodland, 95776.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at United Methodist Church, 212 Second St., Woodland with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be held at Monument Hill Memorial Park at a later date. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, July 8, 2005.)

WALKER

Juanita Walker

Juanita Walker, a Davis resident for 42 years, died Nov. 3, 2003, in Sacramento. She was 68.

She was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Lake Charles, La., to Harold Hooper and Levia Reynolds. She grew up in Louisiana.

She moved to Davis in 1961. She worked in real estate here for the next 30 years and founded Acadian Properties.

Though she earned a reputation as a respected businesswoman, her family said they would miss and remember her foremost as a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Don Walker of Davis; children, Don Oehler and Becky Duarte, both of Sacramento, and Bart Walker of Northridge; sister, Macile LeJune; brother, Lloyd Hooper; and three grandchildren, Yvonne, Dean and Deven.

At the request of the deceased, no memorial service will be held. Cremation will be by the Neptune Society of California.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, November 7, 2003.)

WALLACE

Bernice May Wallace

Bernice May Wallace died Oct. 22, 2001, in the Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. Born in Jacobsburg, Ohio, on March 16, 1910, to Samuel O. and Louella L. Ramsay, she was 91.

She moved to Woodland in 1989. She lived in Riverside for 10 years prior to that, but spent most of her life in Bellaire, Ohio, where she and her husband Irwin raised their family. While living in Woodland she was a member of the First Nazarene Church. In Riverside she was a member of the Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, and in Ohio she was a member of the South Bellaire Methodist Church, where she served as a board member and sang in the choir.

She loved to travel with her husband to several different churches, where he sang for more than 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn Thomas and husband Leonard of Woodland, Robert Wallace and wife Marcia of Fairfield Glades, Tenn., and Carolene Cook and husband John of Woodland; and her grandchildren, Carol Spivey and husband Ron of San Jose, Anne Bullinger and husband Steve of Boston, Scott Wallace and wife Amy of Williamsburg, Va., Bruce Wallace of Fairfield Glades, Tenn., Rene Reed and husband Andy of Mission Viejo, Shelly Cook, Alisa Viejo and Andrea Howell and husband Jeff of Sacramento.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Amanda and Alyssa Spivey of San Jose and Christopher Howard and Jenna Reed of Mission Viejo; and her sister Eula Neff of Jacobsburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband Irwin Woods Wallace in 1992, as well as three sisters and two brothers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McNary's Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. at McNary's Chapel, with interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, October 24, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

WALLACE

Delbert G. Wallace

Delbert G. Wallace died on March 4, 2000, in his Davis home. Born on May 28, 1920, in Detroit, he was 79.

He has been a resident of Davis since 1998 and was a resident of San Jose from 1961 to 1998.

He was an elevator constructor for some 36 years with the Haughton Elevator Co. Later, he was a National Association Elevator Safety Authorities member and conducted elevator safety inspections for the McDonald Elevator Co. He was active in leadership with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Spinnaker Yacht Club of San Leandro.

He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Bette; his four sons, Kim Wallace of Davis and his wife Sandy, John Wallace of San Jose and his friend Carol, Del Wallace of San Jose and his fiancee Jane, and Randy Wallace of San Jose and his wife Meg; four grandchildren; and many friends and relatives. A celebration of his life will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the family home in Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice.

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

WALLACE

Donald Wallace

Donald Wallace, a Davis Joint Unified School District administrator for 23 years, died Oct. 11, 2003, at his Davis home. He was 78.

He served as principal of West Davis and Fairfield elementary schools. He was also the first principal of West Davis Intermediate School, played a part in hiring Robert Willett, for whom that school is now named, and coordinated the landscaping of both that school and WDE.

Wallace's family said he, like three generations of educators before him, believed in and advocated public education for all.

Born Dec. 11, 1924, in Cranford, N.J., he was the youngest of the six children Charles Wallace and Harriet Southall Wallace and, his family said, part of a lineage tracing back to the Mayflower and the Revolutionary War. His father was his -- and his future wife Jean Oxee's -- junior high school principal; his mother was both an established violinist and the school's truant officer.

In high school he was an honor student who participated in the drama and music programs. After graduation, he studied civil engineering at the Newark School of Engineering before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He served in the 19th Weather Squadron in Africa during World War II.

After the war, he enrolled in Lehigh University's civil engineering program before changing majors. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education with minors in mathematics and physical science. In 1951 he received a master's degree in secondary school administration from the Teacher's College at Columbia University in New York.

His professional career started as a high school math teacher in Tenafly, N.J., in 1949. He later became director of adult education and vice principal of the high school and received his first principalship there, in 1957, at Malcolm S. Mackay Elementary School.

In 1960 he chose to move his wife and three children to sunny California -- picking, to his wife's dismay, the Mojave desert town of Yermo. During his tenure as a principal there, he worked to develop and maintain standards for mathematics in the primary grades.

A year later, his family said, he redeemed himself by moving them to Terra Linda in Marin County, where they lived from 1961 to 1966. He was principal of Sleepy Hollow and Hidden Valley Schools in San Anselmo.

In 1966 his friend and former colleague Richard Mackey, a one-time principal at North Davis Elementary School, advised him of an opportunity for a principalship in Davis.

Wallace's professional and community service included serving as president of the Marin County Elementary School Administrators, the Yolo County chapter of California Elementary School Administrators Association, the Northvale Board of Education, the Bergen County Teachers Federal Credit Union and the Yolo County division of the California Retired Teachers Association.

He was also a charter member Kiwanis of Tenafly and of the Davis Earlybird Lions Club, for which he served as president, chairman of the Davis Central Curriculum Council and a member of numerous district and state mathematics committees.

He was as a consummate storyteller, willing to share a story or conversation with anyone. He could often be found tinkering on a project in his garage or hanging out at Hibbert Lumber, enjoying his greatest passion: carpentry. He worked as a craftsman and handyman throughout the community, and his bird houses and miniature homes were, his family said, masterpieces to be appreciated.

Though he could not read music, he loved to sing. He sang bass with the Davis Highwheelers Chorus, joining the barbershop singers at Steve's Pizza, the old Voyager Inn and other establishments, drinking beer and serenading the customers.

He is survived by his wife Jean Oxee Wallace of Davis, his children Robert Bruce Wallace and his wife Anna Johnson of Davis, Kim Echard of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Gail Wallace of West Sacramento, Brian Charles Wallace and his wife Anne of Albuquerque, N.M., and Katherine Emery and her husband Tim of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by grandchildren Ian, Colin, Julian and Sarah Wallace, Carly Echard and Ethan Emery.

At the request of the deceased, a public memorial service will not be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to: Yolo Hospice, 132 E St., Davis CA 95616, or to the scholarship fund of the California Retired Teachers Association's Yolo County chapter.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, October 19, 2003.)

WALLACE

Laurence Arthur Wallace

Laurence Arthur Wallace died at the Woodland Clinic on Monday, Jan. 23 at age 77.

Mr. Wallace was born May 14, 1928 in Woodland. He was a life-long Woodland resident. He graduated from Woodland High School. He was an operating engineer and a farmer for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Yolo Volunteer Fire Department and the Woodland Elks Club.

Survivors include Mr. Wallace's wife of 59 years, Wilma Storz Wallace; his daughter, Linda Wallace; his son, Ken Wallace; his grandchildren, Johnny and Richie Gunter and Amie Wallace; his great-grandchildren, Colton, Carston and Cody Gunter; and his sister, Marleen Wallace, all of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miner and Fern Wallace.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Wallace, private graveside services were held. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 28, 2006.)

WALLACE

Mabel Wallace

"Mrs. Mabel Wallace Dead

Mrs. Mabel Wallace died in Napa last Saturday and was buried in Winters today.

She was a native of Yolo county, and 32 years of age. She was a sister of Mrs. Myrtle McQuistion, of Pennsylvania, and a half-sister to Mrs. George Maxwell of this city. She was also a cousin of Charles and Hardie Miller of this county. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miller, died several years ago.

About eight years ago she was married at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cox, west of Woodland to William Wallace, who survives her. She also leaves a son Earl, 8,* years of age."

(An written note on the news clipping indicates she came from Indiana and her son Earl was six years of age at the time of her death.)

(Name of newspaper and date unknown. Mabel Wallace died on 19 November 1910.)

WALLINDER Sr.

Richard L. Wallinder Sr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Richard L. Wallinder Sr. will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Wallinder died suddenly June 3, 2000, while participating in a sporting event. He was 70.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he was a resident of Davis for 22 years. He was a secondary school teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District for 30 years and retired in 1991.

He was involved with many sports activities, including the Davis Bike Club, the Davis Athletic Club Masters Swim Program and hiking for the American Lung Association. He toured Europe on his bicycle in the summer of 1998.

He also served as a volunteer for the U.C. Davis Raptor Center and later, the Craft Center. He greatly enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, music, photography and his cats.

He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 50 years; his sons Richard Jr., Mark, Lee and Lee's wife Shellie; his grandchildren Tim, Peter and Sarah; and his brother James P. Wallinder and his wife Betty of Danville.

A cremation was facilitated by the Davis Funeral Chapel.

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

WALSH

David James Walsh

David James Walsh died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Born in San Francisco on Oct. 9, 1914, to James Thomas Walsh and Eva Irene Olds, Mr. Walsh was an ironworker by trade. He belonged to Ironworkers Union Local 790. He lived in Woodland for the last 47 years.

Survivors include his wife Eleanor H. Walsh; son Philip Walsh and his wife and children Linda, Steven and Brian Walsh; stepdaughters, Mignon Marks and her husband Mike Keesee, and Stephanie Rudig and her husband and children Charles, Nathan and Matthew. He was preceded in death by wives, Kathleen L. Mitchell, Katherine A. Eckart, and Pauline M. Goodell; brother, James M. Walsh; and sisters, Katie Brownell and Betsy O'Hara.

Services: There are no services. Arrangements were made by Nautilus Society of Sacramento.

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

WALTER

Grace Clarke Kelly Walter

Grace Clarke Kelly Walter died in Williams Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at age 90.

Born March 27, 1912, and a native of Woodland, Mrs. Walter was the daughter of the late Foster Noble and Mattie Belle Clarke. She was the youngest of the three children. She attended the Eureka Elementary School, the Woodland Holy Rosary Academy, Pierce High School in College City. She was married to Harry Callahan Kelly and has two daughters. Her second marriage was to William Walter. According to her family members, "she loved her many friends locally and in Fort Bragg. Her favorite charities were the College City Cemetery Support Group; The Sacramento valley Museum and the Williams and Arbuckle Fire Departments."

She was the first girl baby born at the then new Woodland Clinic, when it was located at Third and Cross streets.

Mrs. Walter is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Ornbaun and Bev Cox; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Mae Clarke Dawley; and brother, Wilson J. Clarke.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at College City Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Arbuckle Fire Hall.

Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico branch is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, September 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

WALTERS

Patricia Ann Walters

Patricia Ann Walters passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, in her home in Winters. She was born on Dec. 27, 1941 in Vacaville. She was 59.

Patricia worked with the Lions Center for the blind for 20 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vacaville and St. Anthony in Winters.

She was preceded in death by her father, Snooky Walters in 1957.

She is survived by her mother, Rose Walters Pearse of Winters, her stepfather, Charles C. Pearse of Winters, her four brothers, Joe Walters and his wife, Sharon and Mike Walters, all of Vacaville, Tim Walters and his wife Leslie and Tom Pearse and his wife, Justine, all of Winters; sister, Kathleen Ford and her husband John of Kenwood; her niece, Ashley Walters of Vacaville and her two nephews, Tim and Nick Walters of Winters. She is also survived by numerous cousins and other relations.

Friends were invited to a time of visitation on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Smith’s Colonial Chapel and a funeral service on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Third and Main streets, in Winters. Interment will follow at the Vacaville Elmira Cemetery in Vacaville.

Donations may be made in her memory to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, January 18, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WALTON

Agnes Cecilia Schroff Walton

Agnes Cecilia Schroff Walton died Sunday, Nov. 28 at Sutter Davis Hospital at age 84.

Mrs. Walton was born in Ojai Dec. 14, 1919, to the late George and Margaret Lynch Schroff and was a graduate of Nordoff High School in Ojai. She had been a homemaker and resident of Ventura County for most of her life.

Survivors include Mrs. Walton's daughters, Margaret Walton of Woodland, Karen McBride, Ann Romero and Jennifer Petree, all of Ventura; her grandchildren, Gina Robinson and her husband Mitch of Woodland, Michelle Cecchini and her husband Rick Rudman of Aptos, Lt. Col. Robert A. Cecchini USMC and his wife Marianne of Weston, Fla., Amy Cecchini-Coe and her husband Jeff of El Dorado Hills, John McBride of Wilbraham, Mass., Eric McBride of Hemet, Jamie McBride of Newberry Park, Shane McBride, Elizabeth Duran, John and Anthony Romero, Kari Robinson and Caitlin, Andrew, Douglas and Sara Petree, all of Ventura; her great-grandchildren, Cory, Kara and Kaylen Robinson of Woodland; Milo Rudman of Aptos; Tyler and Shelby Cecchini of Weston, Fla., Dante and Giovanni Cecchini-Coe of El Dorado Hills; Claire and James McBride of Wilbraham, Mass., EJ and Michelle McBride of Hemet, Jackie and Toni McBride of Newberry Park, Joseph and Marissa Duran, Mikayla Robinson, and Rylee Ann Romero, all of Ventura; her great-great-granddaughter, Chloe Lynn Robinson of Woodland; great-great-stepgranddaughter, Skyler Sharp of Woodland; her sisters, Grace Murdoch of Canoga Park and Kathryn Lynch of Fresno and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Gordon Walton, her parents and her brother, George Schroff.

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

Services: A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Saturday, at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, December 04, 2004.)

WALTON

Madelyn Jones Walton

Longtime El Macero resident Madelyn Jones Walton died peacefully in her home on Nov. 13, 2005, surrounded by her family.

Born in Biggs on March 10, 1914, she was 91 years old.

She was known for her keen wit and love of skiing. She spent her youth at Soda Springs, where her parents, Oscar and Bertha Jones, developed the Soda Springs Hotel and Ski Resort. Her brother, Dennis Jones, the first certified ski instructor in California, continued the family interest in skiing and managed the resort.

She married Stanley V. Walton in 1934 and from 1946 to 1950 built and ran the Donner Ski Ranch at Donner Summit. Both are honorary members of the California Kandahar Ski Club.

Upon moving to El Macero in 1970, she became an active volunteer in the Davis Chapter of the American Red Cross, a founding member of the El Macero Republican Women, and a member of the Sacramento Rotary Club's Inner Wheel.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis and Virgil Jones. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Stanley Walton; daughter and son-in-law, Starr and Ed Hurley; grandson, Brandon Hurley and wife DeAnn; sister-in-law, Nan Jones; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Gloria Walton; and nieces and nephews.

At her request, no services will be held. A celebration of her life will be held at a date in the future to be announced.

The family has suggested that memorial contributions be sent to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe's Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, November 22, 2005.)

WAMBERG

Linda Le Wamberg

The graveside servide for Linda Le Wamberg will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The rev. Gregory Moys of St. Anne Catholic Church in Grants Pass will officiate.

Mrs. Wamberg, 62, of Rogue River, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at her home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community Health Foundation, Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.

Se was born June 4, 1938, in Davis, CA, a daughter of Ceasar and Beatrice Pedroia. On Nov. 28, 1953, in Reno, NV, she married Jerry E. Wamberg, who survives. they moved to the Rogue Valley in 1986 from Woodland, CA.

Mrs. Wamberg was a medical lab assistant.

She was a member of the St. Anne Catholic Church, Grants Pass.

Mrs. Wamberg enjoyed sewing, crafts, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Phillip, West Sacramento, CA; two daughters, Tammy Miles, Medford, and Kelly Werlinger, Rogue River; three brothers, George Pedroia, Esparto, CA, Paul Pedroia, Vacaville, CA, and Beau Pedroia, Woodland, CA; two sisters, Lorane Bewley, Woodland, CA, and Margaret McMahan, Live Oak, CA; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Pedroia.

Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

(Source: Dec. 28, 2000, Medford, Oregon, Mail Trubune)

(The above obituary was contributed by Tammy Miles, <sassietam@prodigy.net>.

WAMMOCK

Doris May Akins Wammock

Doris May Akins Wammock died in Lodi Tuesday, April 5 at age 76.

Mrs. Wammock was born April 7, 1928 in Esparto. She had been a Yolo County resident for 18 years. She graduated from Esparto High School in 1945.

Survivors include Mrs. Wammock's husband of 56 years, Richard Marvin Wammock of Lodi; her daughters, Lynn Belcher of New Mexico and Eileen Wilson of Lodi; her son, Kenneth Michael Wammock of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and her sisters, Marjorie Campbell of Moraga and Karen Barmore of Mt. Shasta.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, May 06, 2005.)

WANEK

Cristina I. Wanek

Cristina I. Wanek of San Marcos died Feb. 28, 2006, at the age of 54.

A funeral Mass begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Church, 1147 Discovery St. in San Marcos. Interment will be Monday at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido.

Born in San Diego on April 12, 1951, she graduated with a degree in journalism from San Jose State University and worked in journalism throughout her career.

She is survived by her mother and father, Norman and Consuelo Wanek of Danville; and her sister, Maria Sargent and two nephews, Kent and Kevin, of Davis.

She is also survived by her close friend, John Ciccolella of Las Vegas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Alhiser-Comer Mortuary in Escondido.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, March 3, 2006.)

WANN

Alene Wann

Alene Wann funeral services Friday at Freewill Baptist

Funeral services will be held for Alene Wann on Friday, June 29, at the Freewill Baptist Church, 18 Haven Street, Winters, beginning at 10 a.m. Viewing will commence at the church one hour before the service time.

Mrs. Wann died on June 25 at Sutter Davis Hospital. She was born in Arkansas on April 27, 1921 and was 69 years of age.

She and her husband, Warren, had been married for 44 years. She had been a homemaker all of her adult life. The couple formerly lived in Wister, Oklahoma, and moved to Winters in 1956.

Survivors include her husband, Warren Wann of Winters; five children: Kathleen Lawrence of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim Hamner of Williams, Philip Hamner of Newcastle, Oklahoma, Joyce Lowrie of Winters and Linda Hennagin of Dixon; a brother, H.L. Johnson of Poplar, California; and a sister, Margie McKinney of Heavner, Oklahoma. Thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith’s Colonial Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, June 28, 1990, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WARD

Alvin "Al" Ward

Alvin "Al" Ward died at Mather Veterans Hospital Saturday, Oct. 8, at age 44.

Mr. Ward was born Feb. 28, 1961 in Oakland to George Ward and Rose Rowe. He had been a Yolo County resident for most of his life. He attended Woodland area schools and San Diego State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a roofer and was a member of the Second Greater Baptist Church of Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Ward's stepmother, Estella Ward of Woodland; his sisters, Wanda Ward, Danielle Ward Benson, Georgette Ward Sanders and Rula Ward Marzariego all of Sacramento, and Janelle Mitchell of San Francisco; his brothers, George Ward of Arbuckle, Jerry Mitchell, Stevie Mitchell, Charles Vance, all of San Francisco, and Lamar Vance of Arizona; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, George Ward and mother, Rose Rowe.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Ward's name be directed to Walter House or Cache Creek Lodge.

Services: A celebration of Mr. Ward's life is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Greater Second Baptist Church, 435 Second St., Woodland with Reverend Beard officiating. The Morgan Jones Funeral Home of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

WARD

Norma L. Ward

Norma L. Ward died at Stollwood Convalescent Home in Woodland on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at age 85.

Mrs. Ward was born Sept. 18, 1920 in Mandan, N.D. She had been a Yolo County resident for 56 years. She was a high school graduate and worked for 23 years for the County of Yolo.

Survivors include Mrs. Ward's sons, David and Richard Ward; her grandchildren, Chris, Jedd, Caitlyn and Casey Ward, Kathleen Santiago, Emiley Simpson, Patrick Hague and Karen Holmes; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother, Ed Daffinrude and his wife Rebecca. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William E. Ward and her sister, Marion Hayworth.

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

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today, Saturday, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Reverend Robert Pratt will officiate. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, February 25, 2006.)

WARD

William E. 'Bill' Ward

William E. "Bill" Ward died in Woodland Memorial Hospital Friday, April 12, 2002, at age 81.

Born Dec. 9, 1915, in Vermillion, Kan., Mr. Ward had been a Woodland resident for 55 years. He was the son of the late Edwin L. and Leona M. (Hoover) Ward. He started his career as a parts manager in Woodland and Abele Motors in 1947 and continued to work there when the company changed ownership to Century Buick and Pontiac. He retired after 41 years of service in 1988. He was a life member of the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299. According to his family members, "he was an avid golfer and bowler."

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma L. Ward of Woodland; sons, Richard Ward and wife Diane of Truckee and David Ward of Woodland; grandchildren, Emiley Simpson and husband Ron, Kathleen Santiago and husband James and Jed Ward and wife Shelley, all of Woodland and Chris Ward and wife Racheal of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; stepgrandchildren, Patrick Hague of Woodland, Karen Holmes and husband Jason of Bellington, Mass. and Jenna and Brooke Simpson of Woodland; sister, Farrold Martin and husband Woody of Sacramento; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Cora MacDougal.

A graveside service is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Red Cross, 120 Court St., Woodland 95695.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangement

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, April 17, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

WARFORD

Homer Sid Warford

Homer Sid Warford died at Palm Gardens in Woodland Monday, March 25, 2002, at age 82.

Born Aug. 17, 1920, in Delaney, Ark., Mr. Warford had been a Yolo County resident for 56 years. He was the son of the late Jim and Nancy Warford. He was a welder for 45 years and worked for 20 years at Barden Bumper and then Johnson Farm Machinery before his retirement. According to his family, "he was an avid CB radio enthusiast."

Mr. Warford is survived by his daughter, Vicki Machado and husband Steve of Woodland; son, Randall Warford of Syracuse, NY; and grandchildren, Sarah Machado of Woodland, Scott, Mark Christopher Ryan and Grady Warford, all of New York.

Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Warford was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Warford, June 3, 1994; sister, Ellen Williams; and brothers, Elmer, Dodd, Harl, Harvey and Calvin Warford.

The funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, March 29, at McNary's Chapel, with interment to follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements

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

WARMOTH

Isabel Marie Huntley Warmoth

If there were just one word to describe Isabel it would be spirit. It was a spirit she inherited from her grandparents who left Maine in the 1860s to settle on the Mendocino Coast. Her grandfather arrived as a ship’s officer, and her grandmother was among the first to travel west on the new transcontinental railroad. It was a spirit she called on to comfort and reassure her family that it was her time when she passed away in Petaluma, California, on July 28, 2000 at the age of 89.

Isabelle Marie Huntley Warmoth was born on June 1, 1911, in San Francisco, a city still ravaged by the 1906 earthquake. Her father, Dr. Arthur Corbett Huntley, met her mother, Maria Francesca Ducker, at the time head nurse at the German Hospital, as a direct result of the earthquake.

She spent her early years with her late brother, Dr. Arthur Cecil Huntley, roaming the family ranch at Point Arena, California. The family also lived briefly in other Northern California communities, including Winters, where she graduated from High School in 1928. In recent years she has continued to encourage communication among survivors of her graduating class.

In the early days of the Great Depression, women were a rarity in higher education. Nonetheless, she aspired to earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at UC Berkeley, which she did in 1932.

After graduation from UC Berkeley, Isabel started a long career as a laboratory technician with Drs. Doan, Fry & Wood in Red Bluff, California. It was here she met and married LeRoy A. Warmoth and had two sons and a daughter. They were later divorced and, as a single parent, Isabel worked to see all three of her children go on to college.

After moving to Sacramento in 1950, she continued to work as a laboratory technologist. She retired from the Woodside Medical Group in her 70s.

At the age of 56, as a result of the gift of a flying lesson from her brother, she earned her pilot’s license. She loved flying and continued to refer to herself as a pilot until the end.

After retiring, she traveled extensively, including trips to Africa and Mexico to visit her children. She was active in literacy tutoring and fine china painting. Her family will forever treasure the beautifully painted china pieces she made for them.

Isabel was a feminist who stood up for women’s rights long before Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem popularized feminism, and she enlivened many of the family gatherings with stories of her experiences. She was strong willed, independent and lived her life as she wanted. She was admired, beloved and an inspiration to all the family.

Isabel was active in the California Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists, the American Association of University Women, Ninety-Nines (Women Pilots’ Association) where she served a term as president, and The Toastmasters where she was a spirited speaker.

She is survived by her daughter Ann Elizabeth Harbeson, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York; sons, L. Arthur Warmoth, of Rohnert Park, and Edward Huntley Warmouth, of Helena, Montana; and six grandchildren, Monica Warmoth Hinson, Arthur Emery Warmoth, Tonantzin Warmoth, Eric Harbeson, Kristen Harbeson, Alexander Warmoth; and many other relatives and friends who loved her.

An interment and celebration of her life will be held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Point Arena at 1 p.m. on Aug. 26. It will be followed by an open house at the home of her niece, Barbara Pesavento, adjacent to the Huntley Ranch.

Memorial donations are suggested to the California Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists Scholarship Fund, the American Association of University Women Education Foundation, or the Scholarship Fund of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of Ninety-Nines. For further information, call (707) 795-1064.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, August 24, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WARNER

Charles Stone Warner (1st of 2 obits.)

Charles Stone Warner died in Stanford July 23, 2005.

Mr. Warner was born in Sacramento on April 1, 1946. He was a graduate of California State University at Sacramento and post-graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. He was an art teacher at Woodland High School and Woodland Community College.

Survivors include his wife, Marion; his children, Erika, Dylan and Rachael; his grandson, Finley and his brothers Philip and Stuart.

The family requests Memorials in Mr. Warner's name be directed to the Charles Stone Warner Memorial Fund for the Arts and Communication, c/o Marion L. Cantor, 1105 Kennedy Place, Suite 6, Davis, 95616.

Services: Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 2005 at the Buehler Alumni/ Visitors Center, on the UC Davis campus, Davis.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 28, 2005.)

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Charles Stone Warner (2nd of 2 obits.)

Charles Stone Warner died July 23, 2005, in Stanford of complications related to idiopathic interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and his hospitalization after a lung transplant. He was 59.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis.

Born April 1, 1946, in Sacramento, he was a graduate of Cal State Sacramento and did his postgraduate studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and at the UC Davis art department.

A dedicated art educator, he began teaching art at Woodland High School in 1970, in 1978 he was appointed the art teacher for the Advanced Placement program. The students in the WHS art department have consistently achieved the highest scores in the greatest numbers in the United States, a family spokesman said.

Warner served as chairman of the WHS art department from 1974 to June 30, 2005, and was the lead teacher of the Arts and Communication Division from 1984 to June.

From 1985 through 2004, he served as technical director of the Woodland High School/Woodland Community College theatrical productions and taught classes in experimental television, video and theater production, and basic and Advanced Placement art classes.

"Warner possessed an uncanny ability to challenge his students in a variety of problem-solving environments," his family says. "He inspired them to produce inventive, independent, meaningful pieces of visual art that consistently demonstrated higher-order thinking.

"His students and former students describe him as a task master whose power and influence were felt through his deep personal interest and faith in each of them and the faith they learned through him to have in themselves.

"He gave them hope and inspiration."

Warner's students were invited on several occasions to show their art work at the Crocker Art Museum and the Woodland Public Library. He has influenced generations of students, some of whom have gone on to become well-known artists.

His contributions to the WHS art program were evident at the Woodland High School alumni art show last summer, titled "Colors of Woodland." Community members invited WHS alumni who are professional artists to participate; 137 artists from New York, Utah, Louisiana, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and California answered the call.

Warner also taught commercial art, ceramics and theater production at Woodland Community College for the past 21 years.

He was nominated twice to receive the National Medal of Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. One nomination letter noted that his art students have won more awards than those from any other California high school, including California's Emerging Young Artist award, congressional competition awards and the Annenberg Visual Arts Scholar for the U.S. award. Several dozen of his students have been named California Arts Scholars.

He is survived by his wife, Marion; children, Erika, Dylan and Rachael; grandson, Finley; two brothers, Philip and Stuart; and caring friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Charles Warner Memorial Fund for the Arts and Communication, c/o First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 1, 2005.)

WARNKE

LeRoy Wilbur Warnke

LeRoy Wilbur Warnke died at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento on Friday, March 5, 2004, at age 83. He was born on June 8, 1920, in Benson, Ill., to William and Anna (Coleman) Warnke.

Mr. Warnke had been a Yolo County resident for 46 years. He was a veteran of Word (sic) War II, enlisting in the U.S. Army, and served in the Quartermasters Corps at Ft. Hood. In 1946, Mr. Warnke was discharged and later married Shirley Edwards in 1947. They moved to Woodland and operated LeRoy's Beauty Salon & Boutique and the Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio for more than 30 years in the woodland Hotel. Following Mr. Warnke's retirement, the couple lived in Stockton and Santa Rosa briefly before returning to live in Davis. Mr. Warnke was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Woodland as well as the Davis Lutheran Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Davis, son, Don Warnke and his wife Lori (Cook) of Woodland; daughter, Judy Lee Perlberg of Palatine, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Warnke of Texas. Also surviving are granddaughters, Michelle Warnke of Sacramento, Leah Warnke and Nicole cook of Woodland; grandsons, Michael and Matthew Perlberg of Illinois; brother- and sister-in-law, George and Barbara Gossett of Woodland; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Warnke's parents and five brothers, Melvin, Harvey, Delmar, Wesley and Eldon Warnke preceded him in death.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Lutheran Church, the Gideons International, P.O. Box 773, Woodland, 95776; or the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge way, Sacramento, 95815.

Services: Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, march 12, at the American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St., Woodland. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Interment at Monument Memorial Park will be private.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 15, 2004.)

WARNOCK

Rosella Josephine Warnock

DIED

WARNOCK - In Winters, May 30, 1878 Rosella Josephine, infant daughter of W. O. and Laura Warnock, aged 1 year 8 months and 14 days.

(Nevada and Grass Valley papers please copy.)

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THANKS - We take this opportunity of returning our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. J. Parker, of the Parker House, to Mr. S.O. Rice and family for the unremitting attention to our deceased child during her protracted and painfull illness. We also return thanks to the numerous friends who so kindly sympathized with us in our affliction.

W.O. and Laura Warnock

The Winters Advocate, June 1, 1878 (This obituary was contributed by volunteer jch.)

WARREN

Dale Glenn Warren

Dale Glenn Warren died in Mercy San Juan Hospital, Sacramento, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at age 78, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Warren was a long-time Woodland resident and well-known general contractor who has built many beautiful homes in Northern California.

Mr. Warren graduated from Woodland High School in 1942 where he was a member of the football and track teams. He was also a member of the Glee Club and played baritone saxophone in the school band.

After graduating, Mr. Warren proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner in a B-24. He was a veteran of World War II. He recently took part in the filming of a Discovery Channel documentary which brought several serviceman together for a cruise to the Glalapagos Islands, where he was stationed toward the end of his tour of duty. He was very active with all of his Army Air Corps reunions and always made something special in his woodshop to take to all that attended.

Mr. Warren and his wife, Gloria enjoyed traveling on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal and many trips to Hawaii. They just recently returned from a 2-month driving trip across the United States which included a cruise to Quebec and to the New England states during the 911 tragedy.

Mr. Warren received his pilot's license in 1958 to fly small private planes just for family pleasure. He was a lifetime member and commissioner of the boy Scouts of America, receiving the Silver Award.

He was a high priest and active member of the First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mr. Warren is survived by his wife of 56-years, Gloria; daughters, Gail Barrett of Woodland and Corrine Burgi and husband Craig of Tracy; son, Bruce Warren and wife Ingrid of Woodland; sister, Ynez Putz of Vallejo; brothers, Don Warren and wife Geraldine of Esparto and Monty Warren and wife Laura of Long Beach.

He is also survived by brother-in-laws, Kenneth Verl Gordon and wife Alice, Fred Gordon and wife Ruby, Mary Ann Robinson and husband David, all from Woodland, Kerry Gordon and wife Mikel of Sacramento; sister-in law, Irene Gordon of Florida.

Mr. Warren is also survived by granddaughters, Tawna Wirthlin and husband Jerry, Michele Lee and husband Wes, all of Woodland, Holly King and Michael of Allen, Texas, Tara Dinman of Tracy; grandsons, Kevin and Michael Burgi of Tracy and six great-grandaughters, Kara and Chelsea Lee, Amberly and Courtney King, Michaela and Sierra Dinman and one great-grandson Elijah Wirthlin. Numerous extended family members and nieces and nephews also survive him.

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his parents William Glen and Elsie Warren; father-in-law, Kenneth Gordon; brother-in-laws, Bill Putz, Rex, Dennis and Keven Gordon.

Visitation is scheduled at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 850 Pioneer Ave., Woodland. Internment will follow immediately at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland.

In lieu of floral contributions, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Mr. Warren's memory to the Woodland Family History Center, 850 Pioneer Ave., Woodland, Calif. 95776, or to the Woodland Boy Scout Troop of choice, or other charity of donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Monday, October 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Mr. Warren is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

WARREN

Lorna Grow-Warren

Lorna Grow-Warren passed away on Monday, April 9, at her home in Winters. Born on Sept. 17, 1913 in Huntsville, Utah to Lorin and Viola Wood Grow, she was 87 years old.

Mrs. Warren’s passion was quilting. She made a quilt for every family wedding and new baby, and was constantly making new quilts for her great-grandchildren, family members and friends. Her family was her main source of enjoyment. She was also actively involved with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jeannine and Perry Clark of Winters, Gay and John (Al) Morgan of Winters, Lorin and Gloria Warren of Winters, Larry and Janice Warren of Galt, Carol and Kenneth Williams of Basalt, Idaho, Doug and Linda Warren of Knights Landing, Joyce and Larry Haws of Idaho Falls, Idaho; brothers and sisters, Theo and Sam Henderson of Rupert, Idaho, Wayne and Elaine Grow, and Cecil and Elsie Grow, all of Boise Idaho, and Kay and Ken Haunschild of Texas; 44 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Warren, and her brother, David Oman Grow.

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Warren on Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 435 Anderson Avenue, in Winters. Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Chapel.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Warren’s name to the Winters Healthcare Foundation, 23 Main Street, Winters, CA, 95694, or Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis CA, 95617.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, April 12, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WARREN

Michael Earl Warren

Michael Earl Warren passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Michael was born, March 1, 1941, in Oakland, California, to Wallace and Charlotte Warren. He was 58.

A graduate of Grand Junction High School, he served his country by joining the Marines, then worked at Mare Island Shipyard as an electrical engineer for 16 years. Michael and his wife, Gretchen, only recently moved to Winters from Fairfield, but they were already a part of the Winters Community for the past six years. He attended Calvary Christian Fellowship at 13 East Baker Street. Michael was an enthusiastic bicycle rider, usually riding seven miles per day and often riding to the dam and back. Michael was a valued and loved member of Calvary Christian Fellowship of Winters. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Gretchen of Winters; son, David Warren of Los Angeles, daughter, Kristin Winfrey of Modesto; brother, James Warren of Bremerton, Washington; sister, Patricia Warren of Bay Point, California; grandson, Kenneth Carter; two granddaughters, Natalie Carter and Rachel Winfrey, all of Modesto.

Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle Winfrey.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 19, at noon at the Calvary Christina (sic) Fellowship, 13 East Baker Street in Winters. Visitation and Interment took place on Monday, June 21, at Lakewood Memorial Park and Mortuary in Hughson, California.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, June 24, 1999 (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

WARRINER

George Edward Warriner

George Edward Warriner, a resident of Covell Gardens retirement community in Davis, died on April 27, 2004, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 92 years old.

He was born on April 18, 1912, in Pennsylvania to Ernest and Clara Warriner. He came to California as a teenager, where he graduated from Manuel Arts High School in 1930. He then attended UCLA, where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics in 1934 and was a member of the track team.

During World War II he was a civilian employee of the United States Navy. He was a successful businessman in Southern California, where he owned several different businesses during his career. He also served on the state licensing board for engineers. He was a member of the Masons and the Knights Templer Shrine.

He had been a resident of Yolo County for the past 14 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Eleanor Warriner, in 1989.

He is survived by his son, Thomas Warriner and his wife Jacquline of Davis; his sister, Lillian Sahagian of Southern California; and two grandsons, Timothy E. and Jason E. Warriner.

A private family memorial is being planned.

Remembrances may be made in his name to AARP Foundation, Attn: Chief Development officer/WS, 601 E. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20049.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, May 6, 2004.)

WASHBURN

Everett Washburn

Everett Washburn died in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Friday Dec. 23, 2005, at age 76.

Born Oct. 7, 1929, in Yountville, Mr. Washburn had been a Yolo County resident for 76 years. He was the son of the late William Washburn and Emma (Mason) Washburn. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Islands. He was employed as a mechanic for about 50 years in the Woodland area.

His survivors include his daughter, Marcella Lynn Washburn of Sacramento; son, Larry Washburn; grandchildren, Scott Babb, Ashley Krivonojko, and Matt and Angela Washburn; and three great-grandchildren, Isaiah Anthony Babb, Zacariah Lee Babb and Natasha Krivonojko. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marvurenne (Gulart) Washburn; son, Don Washburn; and, brothers Al and Bill Washburn.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo County Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Affordable Cremation, Burial & Casket Center of Sacramento.

Services: A celebration of life service is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at the VFW hall, 345 W. Kentucky Ave., Woodland.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, December 31, 2005.)

WASSON

Carl Wasson

Carl Wasson died at Woodland Memorial Hospital Monday, Dec. 13 at age 83.

Mr. Wasson was born Aug. 30, 1921 in McClain County, Okla. He had been a Yolo County resident for 65 years. He was employed by Al Tandy Ranch, Dudley Stevens Ranch and the Nielson Garage of Esparto. He later retired from the Woodland School District as the head mechanic in 1983.

Survivors include Mr. Wasson's daughters, Judy Stone of Woodland and Phyllis Bailey of Esparto; his granddaughters, Dawn Wunder and her husband Lonny and Kim Medina, all of Woodland and Lisa Marbella and her husband Vince of Belfair, Wash.; his great-grandchildren, Sam and Amanda Juarez, Danielle and Nicolas Medina, Bradley and Amy Wunder and V.J. and Catherine Marbella; and his great-great-grandson, Samuel Juarez Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Cottonwood Cemetery in Madison. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, December 16, 2004.)

WATERHOUSE

Kathryn V. (Green) Waterhouse (1st of 2 obituaries)

Mrs. Kathryn (Green) Waterhouse passed away at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at age of 86. Kathryn was a native Woodlander, having been born here Sept. 4, 1918 to Charles Price Green and Cora (Woodard) Green, who predecease her. Kathryn was a Yolo County resident for the last 18 years.

Kathryn was a Registered Nurse for more than 42 years of her life, having attended school at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland and then worked at hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to joining the U.S. Navy after the beginning of World War II. Kathryn served as an Ensign in the W.A.V.E.S. during the hostilities in the Philippine Islands. It was during this time that she began her love affair with all things Oriental. Her family and friends knew her as "an achiever who always set her goals high and achieved those goals." She was loved and admired by all those who knew her.

Kathryn was a worldwide traveler, who, along with her husband, loved to visit the Orient and other exotic destinations. They owned their own sailboat and loved spending time on the water. She loved gardening, jazz music and the Sacramento Jazz Festivals, sharing time with her friends and spending time with her extended family. Through her education and her strength of character, she achieved the satisfaction of giving of herself, not only to her family, but also to her country.

Surviving Mrs. Waterhouse is her nephew, Charles Garton and his wife Burlene of West Sacramento; her nieces, Phyllis Hall and her husband Howard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dolores Garton of Dixon. Grandnieces, Sally Roggeveen and Suzanne Heidrick and her husband Joe Jr. and her grandnephew, Charles W. "Chuck" Williams Jr., all of Woodland. Many other grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and nephews and great-great-grandnieces and nephews also survive. Her husband Glen Waterhouse; brother, Marvin Green; sisters, Mauim Harp and Laura Garton; nephew, Burt Garton and niece, Maxine Williams preceded Kathryn in death.

No visitation is scheduled. Private services for family only are scheduled at Woodland Cemetery. The family requests donations in Mrs. Waterhouse's memory be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

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

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 21, 2005.)

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Kathryn V. Waterhouse (1918-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Kathryn Green Waterhouse died at Cottonwood Healthcare in Woodland Wednesday, Feb. 16 at age of 86.

Mrs. Waterhouse born Sept. 4, 1918 in Woodland to the late Charles Price Green and Cora Woodard Green. She had been a Yolo County resident for the last 18 years. She was a registered nurse for more than 42 years. She attended school at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland and then worked at hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to joining the U.S. Navy after the beginning of World War II. She served as an Ensign in the W.A.V.E.S. in the Philippine Islands.

Survivors include Mrs. Waterhouse's nieces, Phyllis Hall and her husband Howard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dolores Garton of Dixon; her nephew, Charles Garton and his wife Burlene of West Sacramento; her grandnieces, Sally Roggeveen and Suzanne Heidrick and her husband Joe Jr.; her grandnephew, Charles W. "Chuck" Williams Jr., all of Woodland and many other grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and nephews and great-great-grandnieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Waterhouse; her sisters, Mauim Harp and Laura Garton; her brother, Marvin Green; her niece, Maxine Williams and her nephew, Burt Garton.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Waterhouse's name be made to Hospice of Yolo County, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: No visitation is scheduled. Private services for family only are scheduled at Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, February 22, 2005.)

WATERMAN

Jackie B. Waterman

Mrs. Jackie Waterman passed away on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born on Aug. 19, 1932 in Bakersfield, she was 71 years old.

Mrs. Waterman grew up in Reno and graduated from Reno High School. She later married and moved to Sacramento where she raised her family and lived until moving to Winters 12 years ago. Mrs. Waterman owned Suspects Dinner Theater in Sacramento for the past 15 years. She enjoyed cooking and was a chef who was published in Bon Appetit Magazine. Her family described her greatest passion as being with her family.

She is survived by her children Julie Clifton of Sierraville, and Paul D. Waterman of Carmichael. She leaves her grandchildren Mike Eads and Tiffany Sonju, both of Winters, Jordan Waterman and Dalton Waterman, both of Carmichael; great-grandchildren Trinity and Isaiah Eads, of Winters. She is also survived by her sister Bobbie Ronk, of Connecticut.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Winters Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Chapel assisted with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, August 26, 2004, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694. Please note: I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

WATERS

Albert Leslie Waters (1st of 2 obits.)

Albert Leslie Waters passed away in Woodland on Saturday, Sept. 25 at age 91. Mr. Waters was born Nov. 16, 1912 on Mary's Island in Sutter County to Franklin and Hazel Lowe Waters. He had been a Yolo County resident for 45 years.

Albert had worked in the aerospace industry for more than 40 years, working for Northrop Aviation as an aircraft engineer. He also worked extensively on the Boeing 747 aircraft airframe and had a genuine love of the aviation industry. He was also a surveyor and commercial fisherman for part of his life. After retirement he became an avid vegetable gardener and fishing lure maker. Many Woodland residents visited with Al either daily or weekly to ask his advice for gardening tips and to spend time discussing the techniques that he experimented with in his garden and hothouse. It was a special time each year as the "Historic Stroll" participants stopped and visited with him at his home.

Survivors include Mr. Waters' daughter, Ingrid Lang of Manhattan Beach; his son, Bruce Waters of Lomita; his grandchildren, Lise and April Lang of Manhattan Beach; his sister, Louise Fletcher of Paulsbo, Wash. and his brother, James Waters of Knights Landing and many nieces and nephews. His wife, Margith Waters; his brother, Lowell Waters and his parents preceded him in death.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at his home at 627 North St., Woodland. Friends and family are invited to attend. Entombment was at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum. Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in Mr. Waters' memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Memorial inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658, or by contacting www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 21, 2004.)

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Albert Leslie Waters (1912-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Albert Leslie Waters died in Woodland Saturday, Sept. 25 at age 91.

Mr. Waters was born Nov. 16, 1912 on Mary's Island in Sutter County to the late Franklin and Hazel Lowe Waters. He had been a Yolo County resident for 45 years. Albert had worked for Northrop Aviation as an aircraft engineer. He was also a surveyor and commercial fisherman.

Survivors include Mr. Waters' daughter, Ingrid Lang of Manhattan Beach; his son, Bruce Waters of Lomita; his grandchildren, Lise and April Lang of Manhattan Beach; his sister, Louise Fletcher of Paulsbo, Wash. and his brother, James Waters of Knights Landing and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margith Waters; his parents and his brother, Lowell Waters.

The family requests that memorials in Mr. Waters' name be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at his home at 627 North St., Woodland. Entombment was at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum. Kraft Bros. of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, October 22, 2004.)

WATERS

Barbara Louise Waters

Barbara Louise Waters died peacefully at her Davis home Dec. 5, 2004, in the loving company of family and friends. She was 55.

A celebration of her life begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Friends and acquaintances will be welcome to share their remembrances of her as part of the program.

Born Nov. 29, 1949, in Trenton, N.J., she graduated from Dover-Sherborn Regional High School in Dover, Mass. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and a master's in education from Northeastern University in Boston. Upon her graduation from Colby, she joined the education staff of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston. She also pursued pre-medical course work at Northeastern and after a cross-country bicycle trip with close friend Pat Montgomery, continued her medical studies at UC Davis. Later she became a certified massage therapist, with a practice in Davis.

An avid traveler, she traveled to China and the Chinese Olympic Training Center as part of her interest and work in massage therapy. Other travels during her life included trips to Machu Picchu, Peru; Ganeshpuri, India; bicycling in Germany and Austria; and over the years, numerous visits to family and friends on the East Coast.

She was active in Siddha Yoga and other meditation groups, the Davis Bike Club, the American Massage Therapy Association, and with her fellow massage therapists in the greater Davis area, an informal wine tasting group for 27 years, her children's schools, and her extensive network of family and friends all across the country.

Her family said her deeply spiritual nature - which drew strongly from Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian traditions - was a source of guidance and inspiration to all who knew and loved her, and her beliefs influenced her encounters with everyone she met. Even the most casual of encounters engaged her full and compassionate attention.

Her family and friends marveled at her phenomenal memory. She never forgot anyone's birthday, and could recite French dialogues memorized years before in High School.

Diagnosed with a rare metastatic cancer in 1997, she pursued unique and alternative therapies that, along with her spiritual practice, enabled her to remain active with family, friends and the community.

The Waters family is grateful for the excellent care and compassion of Yolo Hospice, especially Waters' Hospice nurse, Jody Norton. Gratitude is extended as well to Patricia Lindsay, and the many friends and family who have been regular visitors, for the many errands run, and the constant stream of flowers, cards, letters and phone calls made to Waters and her family throughout this long journey.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Waters; her children, Merriss Waters, a second-year student at UC Davis Veterinary School, and Martin Waters, a second-year student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

She is further survived by her parents, Martin and Lillian Waters of Sherborn, Mass.; three sisters, Catherine Waters of New Haven, Conn., Deidree Waters of Feeding Hills, Mass., and Mara Prentice of Warwick, R.I.; a niece, Sophia Nasti of Feeding Hills, Mass.; and two nephews, Emil Nasti of Feeding Hills, Mass. and Dylan Prentice, of Warwick, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to assist her children with college tuition. Those wishing to do so may contribute to the Barbara Waters Memorial Fund, First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616. Donations may also be made in Barbara's memory to Yolo Hospice. P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," during the week of December 13, 2004.)

WATERS

Eugene C. Waters

Eugene C. Waters died suddenly on Aug. 24, 2002, in Davis. Born in Arcata on Oct. 12, 1954, he was 47 years old.

The son of Floyd and Fusae Waters, he grew up in Eureka and attended the local schools.

He worked in local mills before moving to Davis, where he became a self-employed carpenter.

Although he lived in Davis for the past 20 years, his heart and his home was in Humboldt County. One of his greatest joys was to come home and go fishing. He had a great appreciation for nature. In addition to fishing, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, backpacking and spending time with family and friends. He was very proud of his Japanese heritage.

His father, Floyd Waters, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Fusae Waters; his brothers, Danny and Donald Waters; and his sister, Patty Botkin and her husband Joe, all of Eureka; nephews, Jiro Waters and Alex Botkin of Eureka; and niece, Erica Botkin of Eureka.

He also leaves behind his childhood friend, Brett Chambers and his family of Eureka, his extended family in Davis, Paul Budweiser and his family of Davis and his friends in Eureka and Davis.

A devoted, son, brother and friend, he will be remembered for his big voice and great enthusiasm for life. He enjoyed life to the fullest.

He is loved and will be sorely missed by his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the donor's favorite charity.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3230 Harrison Ave. in Eureka, one block off Harris at the corner of Chester and Harrison.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 11, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

WATERS

Judy Lynn (Walton) Waters

Judy Lynn (Walton) Waters died suddenly of a brain tumor on Saturday, May 29, 2004, at age 51.

Born July 22, 1952, in Woodland, Ms. Waters had lived most of her adult life in Chetwynd, B.C. Canada, owning and operating her own beauty salon.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacy Rae Millan and husband Danny, and Kim Vossler and husband A.J.; five grandchildren, all of Chetwynd, B.C.; former husband, Bill Waters of Coquitlan, B.C. Canada; brothers, Robert Walton of Dunnigan, Douglas Walton of Spokane, Wash., Dennis Walton of Woodland, Ca., Kenneth Walton of Alturas, Ca., and Alvin Bradford of Nevada; sisters, Tess Haydon of Ukiah, Ca., Lorrie Oster of Lodi, Ca., Thelma Jennings of Knights Landing, Ca. and Lynette Mac Laughlin of Woodland, Ca. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Dorothy Walton of Woodland and daughter, Sandra of Chetwynd, B.C. Canada.

Services: Services and burial were held in Chetwynd, B.C. Canada.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 18, 2004.)

WATERS

Lowell E. "Lew" Waters

Lowell E. "Lew" Waters died Feb. 3, 2001, at his home in Sutter County. Born on a river barge two miles below Knights Landing on April 27, 1915, he was 85.

He enlisted in the California National Guard on April 4, 1932, as a bugler. He was honorably discharged in 1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a third-class aviation ordnanceman on June 22, 1942. He served with the Fighting Squadron 18 on the USS Bunker Hill and Fighting Squadron 17 on the USS Hornet in the Pacific Theater, including the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. He was honorably discharged as a first-class petty officer in October 1945.

After returning to the Knights Landing area, he worked as a flagman and loader for local crop dusters and in 1947 began his career as a pilot, flying the converted WWII Stearman Trainers as a crop duster. He continued to fly for the next 35 years and, in 1980, received the outstanding pilot of the year award from the State Agricultural Aircraft Association.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and operating his amateur radio under the call letters K6 RIS.

He is survived by his daughter Linda and her husband Charlie Tome of Davis; son Larry Waters and his wife Joyce of Foresthill; two grandsons, Daniel Tome of Davis and Air Force Lt. Col. Mark L. Waters of Germany; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Waters of Woodland and James Waters of Knights Landing; and a sister, Louise Fletcher of Washington.

A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Knights Landing Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Knights Landing Fire Department, 42115 Sixth St., Knights Landing, CA 95645.

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

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 9, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

WATTERSON

James Sam Watterson

James Sam Watterson died Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. John's Retirement Center in Woodland at age 84.

Mr. Watterson was born Aug. 7, 1921 in Las Vegas to William and Stella (Daniels) Watterson. He had been a Yolo County resident for 66 years. After serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II from 1942 to 1946. For his service, he received the Good Conduct, American Campaign, European Campaign, African Campaign, Middle Eastern Campaign and World War II Victory medals. Upon returning to Woodland, he went to work for the city of Woodland as a truck driver for 36 years, and the Yolo County Sheriff's Department as a transportation officer for 10 years.

Survivors include Mr. Watterson's wife of 49 years, Edna Watterson of Woodland; his son Jeffrey Watterson and his wife Rhonda of Esparto; his stepsons, Tim Roemer of St. Helena and Richard Roemer of Florence; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Goodman, Pearl Vanderlaan and Ann Theisen; and his brother, Henry Watterson.

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

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland with Pastor John Sublett of Woodland United Methodist Church officiating. Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday January 25, 2006.)

WATHEN

Martha Evelyn Wathen

In the Vacaville reporter October 6, 1981:

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the carpenter funeral

Home in Dixon for Martha Evelyn Wathen, 69. She died Saturday at her home in woodland.

She was a native of Washington and had resided in Woodland Since 1940. She had worked as a blue printer for the state of California and was state employee for 25 years.

Surviving is a daughter, Lois Holman of west Sacramento and two grandchildren.

Burial was in the Dixon cemetery.

(The above obituary was contributed by Jackie Ozment, <jackieoz1@aol.com>.

WATSON

Earlie Watson

Earlie Watson died at Cottonwood Healthcare Center, Woodland Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at age 88.

Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Mansfield, La., Mr. Watson had been a Yolo County resident for 10 months. He worked as landscaper for 30 years.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Traditions of Sacramento.

Services: Cremains will be placed in Veterans plot at National Cemetery, San Joaquin.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 4, 2003.)

WATSON

John A. Watson

John A. Watson died in his Woodland home Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at age 88.

Born Oct. 26, 1915, in Fairfield, Mr. Watson had been a Yolo County resident for 70 years. He was a Woodland High School graduate and employed in the Yolo County Department of Agriculture for 28 years, retiring as assistant county agriculture commissioner. He served as a: volunteer fire and rescue worker in the Yolo County Heavy Rescue unit for 19 years; past chairman of American Red Cross of Yolo County, and, Yolo County Emergency Medical Services and Medical Disaster Committee; past president of Yolo County Horsemen's Association; and volunteer fireman for the Willow Oak and Springlake fire departments. He received several American Legion, Yolo Post No. 77, awards for outstanding services. He was a member of California Sheriff's Association.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ruth (Powell) Watson of Woodland; daughters, Gail Freeman of Paradise, Regina Watson of Sacramento; sons, Richard L. and Watson of Dallas, Texas; John L. Watson of Vacaville; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sons, Timothy L. and David P. Watson.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in Monument Hill Memorial Park. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, July 23, 2004.)

WATT

Katie Lynn Watt

In Loving Memory

Katie Lynn Watt passed away at UC Davis Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 19. She was born Sept. 4, 1979 in Red Bluff. Her parents are Tom Watt III and Bertha "Bertie" and Leroy Williams of Woodland.

Katie lit up the world with her smile and friendly personality. All who knew Katie loved her. She so enjoyed Monday night bowling with her Christian bowling league. Katie deeply loved Jesus, and he gave her great comfort when she was down or not feeling well. She often told us that our lifetime was only a "dash." And when our dash was up and Jesus said it was our time, we would go home to live with him.

Katie's life was blessed by three very special friends: J.R. Darneill of Anderson, Candice Bright of Woodland and Larry Turner Jr. of Red Bluff. In addition to her parents, she leaves behind many relatives who were very dear to her, including Grandma Mary of Yuba City, Grandma Betty of Woodland, Grandma Watt of Red Bluff, Grandma Bailey of Eagle, Idaho; her loving "Sis," Carrie Dunagan of The Dalles, Ore.; a nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Some of Katie's happiest memories are her high school years, 1993-97, at Red Bluff High School. She loved student government. Ivan Hanson, Laried Richards, Mr. Avilla and Richard Clap were her guardian angels in school.

Katie was born with spina bifida and lived her life in a power wheelchair. However, she never considered herself "confined to a wheelchair." She faced each of the many obstacles throughout her short 25 years with bravery, faith, optimism and her characteristic smile. Katie enjoyed making jewelry for family and friends and she delighted in sharing the stuffed animals and gifts she received following her many surgeries with other children in hospitals.

The highlight of Katie's life was her Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland when she was 12 years old. She had the time of her life a wonderful dream vacation that gave her memories she has cherished throughout her life.

Her mama, papa and daddy will miss Katie deeply she has been the focus of our lives.

Katie's life has been touched and greatly enriched by many special people. Katie's family sends a special thank you to the Marcy brothers, Tim Hudson of the Oakland A's and Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers for their kindness to Katie. Also thanks to John Growney for his friendship with Katie and inviting her many times to his ranch to ride horses. She enjoyed those rides so much.

Thank you to Peachy Harrop and Doris Parsons, her school nurses, for their loving care, Far Northern Regional Center and Alta Regional Center for their constant support and to Summer House and their loving staff. Katie always looked forward to her friends coming to sit with her on Friday evenings so Papa and Mama could have a little respite. Thanks also to California Crippled Children Services and Ronald McDonald House for providing us much needed help.

Also, a heartfelt thank you to Suzan Brasch, our dear friend who lived across the street, for always being there for us, and for her family's love for Katie. And a very special thank you to Zack and Arla Farmer, Zim and Angela Vdovich, Tim Cole, John Tracy and Doug and Becky Gordon for your constant love and support.

Katie "loved" going to see her doctors. Boy did she ever! Our sincere gratitude to Drs. Kalman, Bonekat, Long, Stone, Bogan, Arrons, Clark, Dunn, Vovakes and all of the guardian angels at Woodland Hospital, Dr. Tate, Dr. John Clark and Betsy McCone at Stanford Rehab Specialists, and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis, Medical Center who kept Katie comfortable and treated her with so much love and compassion. God bless you all.

Until we see you again in heaven Katie, God bless you sweetheart. Thanks for the memories.

Contributions in Katie's memory can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 120 Montgomery St., Suite 1080, San Francisco, 94104; www.makeawish.org or to Summer House, 206 Fifth St., Woodland, 95695.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St., Woodland. A potluck will follow at the church.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, November 24, 2004.)

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Katie Lynn WATT (1979-2004) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Katie Lynn Watt died at UC Davis Medical Center Friday, Nov. 19 at age 254 (sic).

Miss Watt was born Sept. 4, 1979 in Red Bluff. She was a 1997 graduate of Red Bluff High School and was a member of Monday night bowling with her Christian bowling league.

Survivors include Miss Watt's parents, Tom Watt III and Bertha "Bertie" and Leroy Williams of Woodland; her sister, Carrie "Sis" Dunagan of The Dalles, Ore.; her nephew, William and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Contributions in Miss Watt's memory may be directed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 120 Montgomery St., Suite 1080, San Francisco, 94104; www.makeawish.org or to Summer House, 206 Fifth St., Woodland, 95695.

Services: Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St., Woodland. A potluck will follow at the church. Affordable Cremation & Burial Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, November 25, 2004.)

WATTERSON

James Sam Watterson

James Sam Watterson died Jan. 21, 2006, at St. John's Retirement Center in Woodland. He was 84 years old.

Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland. The Rev. John Sublett of the Woodland United Methodist Church will officiate.

Born in Las Vegas, Nev., on Aug. 7, 1921, to William and Stella (Daniels) Watterson, he made his home in Yolo County in 1939 and lived here for 66 years.

After serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, earning Good Conduct, American Campaign, European Campaign, African Campaign, Middle Eastern Campaign and World War II Victory medals.

Upon returning to Woodland, he went to work for the city of Woodland and was employed as a truck driver for 36 years, and the Yolo County Sheriff's Department, where he worked as a transportation officer for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Goodman, Pearl Vanderlaan and Ann Theisen, and a brother, Henry Watterson.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Edna Watterson of Woodland; a son, Jeffrey Watterson and his wife Rhonda of Esparto; stepsons, Tim Roemer of St. Helena and Richard Roemer of Florence; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.

Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 25, 2006.)

WATTS

Cleo (Myers) Watts

Cleo (Myers) Watts passed away at her home in Surrey, B.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003. Cleo was raised in Woodland attending grammar and high schools. After graduation she worked for Doctors Blevins and O'Hara as an office nurse. Cleo married Leon Watts in March of 1951. The family relocated to British Columbia in 1970 where they established a Plastic Pipe Mfg. Co. in which the whole family participated.

Cleo is survived by two sons, Ronald Watts and wife Linda and Brian Watts and wife Dianna and a daughter Sandra Ferguson and husband Jim.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Elora and Alesha Watts, Brandon, Rebbi, Megan and Kristen Ferguson of Surrey, B.C., Travis and Ryan Watts; and sisters, Jane Peterson and Dorothy Wood of Woodland.

Cleo was preceded in death by her husband Leon Watts; son Richard and wife Sharilyn; grandson Nathan and granddaughter Candice. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Howard, Harold and Jacob Myers; and sister, Shirley Dixon

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 at Victory Memorial in Surrey, British Columbia, 8030 164 A Street, Surrey BC V3S7S7.

(A photograph of Cleo Watts is included with this obituary.)

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

WAYRYNEN

Arthur Einor Wayrynen

Arthur Einor Wayrynen, 86, of Yountville, formerly of Woodland, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the Holderman Hospital in Yountville.

Born on Sept. 10, 1916, in Castlewood, S.D., Mr. Wayrynen was the son of the late charley and Minnie Grape Wayrynen, and one of 13 children. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later worked for Barney Meister in the Sutter Basin as a farmer. In 1944, he married the former Tillie Schreiner and the couple made their home in Woodland. Mr. Wayrynen spent more than 35 years as an automotive mechanic for Bee Line service and also the Midland Chevrolet Dealership, while tillie spent her career as a postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Wayrynen was a life member of the American Legion Yolo Post 77, VFW Post 1985 and the Disabled American Veterans. He moved to Yountville in November 1998 to become a resident of the California Veterans Home.

Mr. Wayrynen is survived by his son, George Wayrynen and his wife Sharon of Woodland, and brother, Virgil Wayrynen, also of Woodland. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ryan, Shawn, Casey and Megan Wayrynen. Mr. Wayrynen was preceded in death by his wife, Tillie, in 1986.

The family asks that memorials be made to the California Veterans Home Post Fund, P.O. Box 1200, Yountville, 94599. Arrangements are under the direction of Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, Napa.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodland with ceremonies being conducted by Mr. Wayrynen's American Legion Post.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 03, 2003.)

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