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Frederick H. Evans
Age 93, of Sacramento died Thursday, October 11, 2001 at his home. Called "Harry" by his friends, he lived in San Rafael from 1956-1999. Born in Millom, England in 1908, he came to the United States in 1926 and lived in Chicago with his parents. Married in 1936 to Mary Jo Keeney (who died in San Rafael in 1992), he is survived by his son, Jack of Sacramento; his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dick Sowell of Tacoma, Washington; and their children, Carrie and Peter. Harry, a retired office manager, was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also played semi-professional soccer, loved fishing and bowling and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. Harry, kind and generous, brought so much joy and happiness to those whose lives he touched -- to know him was to love him. Harry will join his wife, Mary Jo, at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. No formal services are planned, but a paying of last respects will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2001. 

Winifred McCulloch, Native of New Zealand
A Memorial Mass will be offered in Celebration of the Life of the late Winifred McCulloch at Nazareth House Chapel, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 10 a.m. A native of New Zealand, Winifred was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Santa Venetia and the Nazareth House Auxiliary. She was also an active participant in "Project Concerned", tutoring children in English as a second language in the San Rafael City Schools. 

Reva Nixon
Age 27, a life-long resident of San Rafael, died at home on October 1st, 2001. Though only 27, Reva lived an exceptional and fulfilling life. As the first documented survivor of a recurrence in 1979 of her type of brain tumor, Reva became a ground breaker and pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. While Reva lived within medical limits, her life was not defined by them. She received the Marin Education Fund Achievement Award for Outstanding Student in 1993 upon graduation from high school. She loved her family, her work at the Exploratorium, rock music, the 49ers, drumming, shopping and people. Reva participated in life with a zest comparable to no one. She is survived by her mother Lee Nixon and her father John Nixon. She was preceded in death by her brother Antonin. There will be a memorial tribute to Reva on Sunday, October 21st, at 6 p.m. at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers please send contributions in her honor to CancerHope, 2410 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94115 or PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Companions), 3248 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Hans J. Regel
Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2001 in Hayward, California. He was a Marin resident for over 45 years. He is survived by children, Elizabeth Fink; Otto and Walter Brenner; and daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Annemarie; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was a member of the Millmans Local Union #2095, Freundschaft Leiderkranz, Deutscher Musik Verein and Tourist Club. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Keaton Mortuary from 2 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Keaton Mortuary. The family does not request any memorial donations to be made. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael. 415-453-0571 

Robert D. (Curley) Theile
A man for his times, wide brimmed hats topped his person, steady, good natured and funny, Bob died October 10, 2001 in his home. He scored a big 10 with his family and friends. Born in Sacramento, December 4, 1917 to Ernest and Freda Theile. Bob's wife Helen Cole Theile died December 1999. They were celebrating 59 years of marriage. Bob's zest for life is passed on to his sons and daughters in-law Bob Jr. and Kathi Theile of Chico, Calif., Jim and Christine Theile of Geyserville, Calif. and to his granddaughter Corinne Theile of Washington D.C. Bob gave his family a full measure of love and caring. Bob was a hard working man and dedicated himself to the task at hand. He worked for Mobile Oil for 30 years as a salesman and district supervisor. He was transferred by the company from Sacramento to Colusa, then Napa, Santa Rosa and finally to San Rafael where he retired. Bob continued working and retiring for the next 25 years. He worked for Driveline Specialties in San Francisco. Bob ventured into farming for 4 years in Marysville, Calif. to raise rice and cattle. After farming, Bob returned to Santa Rosa to work in the oil business once again, this time for Redwood Oil Co. Bob worked well into his 70's, loving every minute of it. He finally found his favorite place when he and Helen moved to the neighborhood or River View in Healdsburg. Bob has left a lasting impression with his neighbors. He loved serving the needs of his friends and neighbors right up to the last of his days. May God bless and keep you Bob Theile. A Celebration of Bob's life for any and all who knew him will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. in Geyserville at the Vineyard Club on Rockmound Rd. Donations may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice, 1110 N. Dutton, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to the Salvation Army. 

IN MEMORIAM
Rose Denise Solari - December 16, 1997
Rose's poetic tribute to her backyard.
"When all seemed so quiet and all so still,
a small white butterfly braved
the morning's chill.
It seemed so delicate, its motions so slight.
I feared its ability for rugged flight." (1952)
You will always be loved.
Your son, Arthur 

Horace W. Henris
A native of Escalon, California, age 86 years. Horace passed away in Petaluma, California, October 11, 2001. Devoted husband of the late Dorothy K. Henris. Loving father of Helen H. Warner of Fairbanks, Ala., Linda K. Henris of Tahoe City, Calif. and Steve Henris and his wife Tami of Petaluma, Calif. Loving grandfather Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Henris both of Petaluma, Calif. Mr. Henris was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edith "Huntley" Henris. Loving brother of the late John Henris, Harold "Bill" Henris and Helen Genter. Loving uncle of Tom Genter and his wife Monta, and Jackie and Vince Bellici. Also survived by his constant companion "Belle." A member of Petaluma Lodge #901 B.P.O.E., Native Sons of the Golden West Nicasio Parlor #183 and SIRS #100. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, Calif. Those who prefer may contribute to Petaluma Educational Foundation, 200 Douglas St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to Petaluma Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 751539, Petulama, CA 94975-1539 or to your favorite charity in memory of Horace W. Henris. Friends may call the the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue & Keokuk Street, Petaluma, Calif. on Monday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Entombment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 

Alfred X. Agajan
Age 94, of Tiburon, died peacefully at home on October 9, 2001. Born near Batumi, South Russia on August 19, 1907. His family fled Russia, and lived in Korea and Japan. Educated by the Marianist Brothers at St. Joseph International College in Yokohama, Japan. Attended Dayton University in Ohio. Returned to Japan and was employed as an auditor with the Ford Motor Company. Interned during World War II in Karuizawa, Japan, as an enemy alien. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1946. Alfred settled in Tiburon with his wife, Jude, to raise their four sons. Retired from employment with American President Lines. Alfred was a convert, active member and lectern at St. Hilary Church. In his youth he was an avid tennis player and horseback rider. A member of the Tiburon Peninsula Club. Enjoyed writing and having his letters published in the Marin I. J. He is survived by his wife, Jude; sons Peter, Max, Brennan and Noel; daughter-in-laws Mireille, Sandra, and Shellie Agajan, and Susan Berryessa; grandchildren Sebastien, Annabelle, Kevin, Dylan, Amber and Wyatt Agajan; and step-grandchildren Alexander, Jessica and Sarah Steinau; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jack, Peter and George Agajan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 15, at St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive in Tiburon, with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. 

Lee Cole
Died on September 16, 2001 at the age of 74 in his home in Carmel, California due to complications with lung cancer. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and later received his law degree in 1950. From 1950-53 he was in the Criminal Investigation Division of the United States Army and served in Germany during this time. From 1955-76, Lee worked for the National Automobile Theft Bureau in San Francisco investigating vehicle theft for the insurance industry. In 1976 he started his own firm, Lee S. Cole + Associates, Inc. which has been based in Marin County since 1980. Since that time he had become well known as a vehicle fire expert both nationwide and worldwide. Lee Cole was also the first to write a book solely on the subject of vehicle fires and up until 2001, he was traveling internationally doing speaking engagements on this topic. In 1998 he semi-retired from the business and moved from Novato to Carmel where he and his beloved Welsh terrier, Garrett, enjoyed the climate and the beach together. He is survived by his daughter, Leigh Harmer of San Diego, his son, Shawn Cole of Los Angeles, his sister, Betsy Smith of Virginia, and his love, Sonia Lessard of Carmel. His business is being continued by his business partner Lisa J. Hecker of Fairfax, who has been with him since 1985. There will be a Celebration of Life service in Carmel, California at the Church of the Wayfarer on October 19, 2001 at 3 in the afternoon. The family suggests that instead of flowers that you donate to one of Lee's favorite causes, music or animals. Suggestions are the Carmel Bach Festival, the Monterey Symphony or a non-profit animal organization such as the Animal Rescue Foundation. 

Horace W. Henris
A native of Escalon, California, age 86 years. Horace passed away in Petaluma, California, October 11, 2001. Devoted husband of the late Dorothy K. Henris. Loving father of Helen H. Warner of Fairbanks, Ala., Linda K. Henris of Tahoe City, Calif. and Steve Henris and his wife Tami of Petaluma, Calif. Loving grandfather Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Henris both of Petaluma, Calif. Mr. Henris was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edith "Huntley" Henris. Loving brother of the late John Henris, Harold "Bill" Henris and Helen Genter. Loving uncle of Tom Genter and his wife Monta, and Jackie and Vince Bellici. Also survived by his constant companion "Belle." A member of Petaluma Lodge #901 B.P.O.E., Native Sons of the Golden West Nicasio Parlor #183 and SIRS #100. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, Calif. Those who prefer may contribute to Petaluma Educational Foundation, 200 Douglas St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to Petaluma Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 751539, Petulama, CA 94975-1539 or to your favorite charity in memory of Horace W. Henris. Friends may call the the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue & Keokuk Street, Petaluma, Calif. on Monday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Entombment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 

Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein
Passed away on October 10th, 2001 at the age of 81. He was born in Crowley, Texas. While he was living in Texas, he worked as a rodeo clown. He was a charter member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, which later became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He lived in Marin County for 45 years. When he moved to California, he began a career as a marine carpenter. In the early 1970's, he and his wife owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael. Later, he and his wife owned and operated "The Biggest Little Flower Shop in The World" at the entrance of Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley. He was married to Gladys H. Hoeflein for 54 years. She passed away in June, 2001. He is survived by his devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein and Caryn Reade of Penngrove, California. He is also survived by Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples, sister and brother-in-law; Jerry Hoeflein, brother; Judy K. Nelson, niece, and her husband, Earl L. Nelson; Leslie A. Parker, niece, and her husband, John B. Parker; and W. Scott Finks, nephew, and his wife, Jan Finks, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews in California and Texas. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 11 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park Chapel, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, California. There will be a reception at the Novato Horseman's Club immediately following the Service. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E. Street, San Rafael. Memorial donations may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care, 1165 Montgomery Drive, P.O. Box 522, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0522, Meals On Wheels--Whistlestop Nutrition Department, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 or Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, 320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Keaton's Mortuary 415-453-0571 

Warren Hawley Holmes, II
Of San Anselmo, born March 7, 1911 in Boise, Idaho, passed away October 7, 2001 at Kaiser Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old and left us while still celebrating life. Warren was a builder and designer in the Bay Area since 1928. Some of his legacies are the Sleepy Hollow Club House, Hillside Church of Marin, and hundreds of homes in the East Bay and Marin. During the Depression he served in the California Conservation Corps and also worked on the construction of Hamilton Air Force Base. During World War II, he built Victory ships in the Alameda Navy shipyards. He moved to Marin County in 1948. In 1965 he started Warren Holmes and Associates, and until 1994 he remodeled many homes in Mill Valley and Tiburon. He continued designing until his death. His building and design skills live on through many of his proteges; he is remembered by many as a cherished mentor. Warren's favorite spots were over a book or surrounded by nature. His favorite personal interest was encouraging others to believe in themselves, to read and to love learning. He believed that everyone you meet has something to teach you. Warren was preceded in death in 1993 by his wife of 58 years, Alma Elinor Homles. He lives on through his son, Douglas Warren Holmes (Micky) of Danville, and daughters Janet Rose Megill (David) of Oceanside and Charlotte Ruth Blumenberg (David) of San Anselmo. He was the loving and beloved grandfather of Marcia Elizabeth, Warren Hawley III and Michael Austin Chandler Holmes of Danville, Kristin Rose and Holly Elizabeth Megill of Oceanside, and Ann Catherine, John Samuel and Ricci Joan Blumenberg of San Anselmo. He leaves many honorary sons and daughters and countless friends. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Hillside Church of Marin, 5461 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. Memorial donations may be sent to the Legacy Fund (restoration of the sanctuary), Hillside Church of Marin, 5461 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera CA. 94925; or to the Zoological Society of San Diego, Attn: Memorials, Linda Smith, P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112; or to the Memorial Tree Program, The Oregon Gardens, Attn: Jan Grimes, P.O. Box 155, Silverton, OR. 97381. He was an active member in these organizations. 

Robert J. Jackson
Died peacefully on October 9, 2001 at home in San Rafael. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Eileen, their four children, Mary, Robert, Eileen, and James, son-in-law Matthew, daughter-in-law Sue, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, and Grace. Born in Springfield, Mass. on January 13, 1932. He graduated from Yale University and Wharton School of Business. He was a lieutenant in the navy during the Korean War. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Raphael's Catholic Church on Monday, October 15th at 10:30 a.m. Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 94901 415-453-0571 

Robert Arthur Mellin
After suffering a Cardio-Vascular Accident the previous week, died at Marin General Hospital on October 9, 2001. Born on February 16,1919 in Minneapolis Minnesota, Mr. Mellin graduated from the University of Minnesota where he received a Bachelor's degree with honors, including membership in Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. After additional graduate school at Northwestern University, he entered the US Navy for two years as gunnery officer on merchant troop transports involved in the Guadalcanal landings. The balance of service as a Naval officer was on a destroyer escort involved in the Okinawa invasion. He ultimately reached the rank of Commander, USNR. After the war he was employed by Hood and Strong, LLP, Certified Public Accountants in San Francisco for the next forty years becoming managing partner and continuing as a consultant after retirement. He was highly active in progressional affairs, serving for eight years on the California State Board of Accountancy, including three years as President of the board. He served as Vice-President & member of the executive committee of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, earning the Distinguished Service Medal in 1979. He was a member of Council and Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that awarded him the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service in 1987. He also served as a Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, chairman of the special investigation committee of the AICPA, advisory council of the Financial accounting and Standards Board and was honorary life member of the California Society of Accountants. Mr. Mellin was involved in numerous community and charitable organizations. He was a Domino champion and enjoyed communicating with his grandchildren by e-mail in their international locations. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine; daughter Beth and son-in-law Gene of San Mateo; son Robert, Jr of San Anselmo; Son James and daughter-in-law Marianne of Petaluma abd eight grandchildren: Catherine, Margaret, Peter, Matthew, Haley, Amy,Joseph and Thomas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patricks Church, Magnolia Avenue and King Steets, Larkspur California. The family suggests contributions to St. Patrick's Seminary 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025 where Mr. Mellin served as Trustee, or to a favorite charity. 

Paul K. Sloan
Age 26, formerly of Novato, California died September 11, 2001 in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York. He was employed as an equities analyst with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and was working on the 89th floor of 2 WTC when the terrorist attacks occurred. Paul was born on July 30, 1975 in Denver, Colorado and lived his early years in both Denver and Houston, Texas. Paul and his family moved to Novato in 1981. He lived in the Bay Area until he moved to New York in 2000. Paul attended elementary and high school in Novato. At San Marin High School, Paul was Senior Class Vice-President and a member of the California Scholarship Federation. Paul also achieved many athletic awards as a football star at San Marin, including All-League and All-Bay Area honors as one of the top linemen in Northern California. He was also a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner. Paul attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated with a degree in History in 1997. He continued his athletic prowess at Brown as he started for two years as an offensive guard for the Ivy League team. Paul worked for Morgan-Walke Associates and Sutro & Co. investment firms in San Francisco before joining Keefe, Bruyette & Woods last year. Paul is survived by his parents, Ron and Muffy Sloan of Novato; two brothers, Matt Sloan of Los Angeles and Peter Sloan of Novato; and sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and William Funk of Scarsdale New York. He is also survived by his grandfathers, Kenneth Sloan of Platte City, Missouri and John P. Berres of Clearwater, Florida. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 17, 2001 at St. Vincent's Chapel in Marinwood, California. A fund has been established in Paul's memory at Brown University. Those wishing to contribute should address donations to Brown University, in care of the Brown Sports Foundation, Box 1925, Providence, RI 02912. Please note in the memo portion of the check, "Paul Sloan-'97 Memorial Fund". 

Robert (Bob) Vyenielo
Passed away at home on October 11, 2001 surrounded by his family following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's. Bob was born and grew up in Petaluma, graduated from Petaluma High School, attended the University of San Francisco and served in the U.S. Marine Corp in the South Pacific during World War II. Bob spent 32 years as an active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 115, working first as a meat cutter at many markets throughout Sonoma County, then serving as Union Representative, President and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 115. Bob's dedication to Local 115 continued into his retirement. Bob's commitment to family and community included coaching youth baseball leagues in Petaluma, umpiring high school baseball and league softball, and instructing local youth in boxing and kick boxing. Bob was one of the original promoters of the Wristwrestling Championship in Petaluma, was an enthusiastic huntsman, fisherman, athlete and artist. Bob earned a black belt in Tang Soo Do martial arts, enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, and was a creative and inventive craftsman. His family cherishes fond memories of days spent fishing, playing cards, diving for abalone and family gatherings. Bob shared, with them, his passion for life, laughter, nature and friends. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Vicki, children Patty, Bob, Teri and Lynnette (Lopper), their mother Dorothy, 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, caretaker and friend Asinate Vosailagi; and brothers Marty and Lee. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Carm. Friends and family are invited to a gathering in honor of Bob at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2001 at the Luther Burbank Center, Highway 101 at River Road, Santa Rosa. At the family's request, memorial contributions are preferred. Contributions may be made in his honor to the Parkinson's Action Network, 300 North Lee, Alexandria, VA 22314. Arrangements under the care of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 

Charles N. (Chuck) Willis
A Marin county native born in San Anselmo (Yolanda) on October 16, 1926 died peacefully on October 11, 2001. He was raised in Kentfield and graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1945. During his high school years he was an apprentice and then journeyman machinist at Mare Island Naval Base during World War II where he worked primarily on the diesel engines of Fleet submarines. He then returned to the College of Marin and the University of California at Santa Barbara culminating in his Industrial Arts teaching credential. Before having a chance to use these credentials he was drafted and served in the US Army during the Korean War. On his return to civilian life Chuck married Joan Jarboe and completed his masters in education from San Francisco State University. He began his teaching career at Whittier High School, Calif where he taught autoshop. In 1955, he went on to start the first vocational program in automotive technology at the College of Marin in Kentfield. During his 31 year tenure of directing this program and teaching courses he left an active legacy of skilled auto mechanics and teachers filling the shops and classrooms of California. After retiring from the College of Marin, he brought his tools and expertise to Dependable Tire & Brake in San Rafael where he spent the last 15 years "cranking wrenches" and continuing to teach and mentor young colleagues in the shop. In addition to being a father, grandfather, teacher, and automechanic extordinare, he was also a loyal and committed member of the Marvelous Marin Breakfast Club for which he served as treasurer for several years. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 47 years, with whom he raised three children (Mark Willis, Nancy Lundy and David Willis). His survivors also include his brother Al Willis, his sister Betty Bacon and three grandchildren Eric Lundy, Jocelyn Lundy and Rachel Willis. A memorial service will be held in Saint Patrick's Church at 114 King St. Larkspur at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The family requests that in lieu of flowers people donate blood to a local bank in support of the many pints of blood that sustained Chuck over the last few years. Alternatively, please make a donation to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. For additional information please contact: Monte's Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, San Anselmo 453-8440. Monte Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 453-8440 

Alfred X. Agajan
Age 94, of Tiburon, died peacefully at home on October 9, 2001. Born near Batumi, South Russia on August 19, 1907. His family fled Russia, and lived in Korea and Japan. Educated by the Marianist Brothers at St. Joseph International College in Yokohama, Japan. Attended Dayton University in Ohio. Returned to Japan and was employed as an auditor with the Ford Motor Company. Interned during World War II in Karuizawa, Japan, as an enemy alien. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1946. Alfred settled in Tiburon with his wife, Jude, to raise their four sons. Retired from employment with American President Lines. Alfred was a convert, active member and lectern at St. Hilary Church. In his youth he was an avid tennis player and horseback rider. A member of the Tiburon Peninsula Club. Enjoyed writing and having his letters published in the Marin I. J. He is survived by his wife, Jude; sons Peter, Max, Brennan and Noel; daughter-in-laws Mireille, Sandra, and Shellie Agajan, and Susan Berryessa; grandchildren Sebastien, Annabelle, Kevin, Dylan, Amber and Wyatt Agajan; and step-grandchildren Alexander, Jessica and Sarah Steinau; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jack, Peter and George Agajan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 15, at St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive in Tiburon, with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. 

William "Bill" Ford
Was loved by all who knew him and his million dollar smile. His love for his family, friends and zest for life were unsurpassed. He died at the age of 77 on Thursday evening, October 11, 2001 as a result of complications following surgery. Ford was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy between 1943 and 1946. He worked as a hod carrier in Marin and Sonoma Counties until his retirement in 1981. He moved to Lake County from Novato in 1987, where he lived until his death with his loving wife of 56 years, Luella. He served as a Trustee in the Lakeport Elks Lodge and was active in the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Ventura and Sharon Renzo, their husbands, Jim and Tony, four grandchildren, Cori Nichols, Kristina Ventura, Byran Ventura and Clayton Renzo, and one great-grandson, Ashton Kyle Nichols. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lakeport. The family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the Clearlake Elks Lodge No. 2299 Purple Pig. 

Horace W. Henris
A native of Escalon, California, age 86 years. Horace passed away in Petaluma, California, October 11, 2001. Devoted husband of the late Dorothy K. Henris. Loving father of Helen H. Warner of Fairbanks, Ala., Linda K. Henris of Tahoe City, Calif. and Steve Henris and his wife Tami of Petaluma, Calif. Loving grandfather Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Henris both of Petaluma, Calif. Mr. Henris was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edith "Huntley" Henris. Loving brother of the late John Henris, Harold "Bill" Henris and Helen Genter. Loving uncle of Tom Genter and his wife Monta, and Jackie and Vince Bellici. Also survived by his constant companion "Belle." A member of Petaluma Lodge #901 B.P.O.E., Native Sons of the Golden West Nicasio Parlor #183 and SIRS #100. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, Calif. Those who prefer may contribute to Petaluma Educational Foundation, 200 Douglas St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to Petaluma Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 751539, Petulama, CA 94975-1539 or to your favorite charity in memory of Horace W. Henris. Friends may call the the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue & Keokuk Street, Petaluma, Calif. on Monday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Entombment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 

Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein
Passed away on October 10th, 2001 at the age of 81. He was born in Crowley, Texas. While he was living in Texas, he worked as a rodeo clown. He was a charter member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, which later became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He lived in Marin County for 45 years. When he moved to California, he began a career as a marine carpenter. In the early 1970's, he and his wife owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael. Later, he and his wife owned and operated "The Biggest Little Flower Shop in The World" at the entrance of Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley. He was married to Gladys H. Hoeflein for 54 years. She passed away in June, 2001. He is survived by his devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein and Caryn Reade of Penngrove, California. He is also survived by Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples, sister and brother-in-law; Jerry Hoeflein, brother; Judy K. Nelson, niece, and her husband, Earl L. Nelson; Leslie A. Parker, niece, and her husband, John B. Parker; and W. Scott Finks, nephew, and his wife, Jan Finks, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews in California and Texas. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 11 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park Chapel, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, California. There will be a reception at the Novato Horseman's Club immediately following the Service. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E. Street, San Rafael. Memorial donations may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care, 1165 Montgomery Drive, P.O. Box 522, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0522, Meals On Wheels--Whistlestop Nutrition Department, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 or Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, 320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Keaton's Mortuary 415-453-0571 

John Otis Trodden
Died in San Francisco, October 10, 2001. Loving husband of Linda Trodden of Santa Rosa who was his best friend; father of Anne Gray of San Rafael, John V. Trodden of San Francisco and Pinole, Jay C. Trodden of Reno, Jeanne Stofle of Fairfield, Ayala Lonzesiro Vesta of Alameda and the late Robert T. Trodden of Fairfield and San Francisco. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, beloved brother of Mrs. Rosemary French of San Francisco. Beloved step-father of Margaret Byrd of Rohnert Park and step-grandfather of Juliana, Gretchen, Matt, Jennifer and Rebecca Byrd. Lifelong friend since first grade Robert Schaadt, friend for many years of James K. O'Malley of San Francisco and Santa Rosa. A native of San Francisco. Age 80 years. He had been a Junior High School teacher for over 32 years in Marin, Arizona, Alaska and Kuwait. He was a member of St Eugene's Cathedral and was active on the Parish Council and the Inactive Catholic Program. He also worked on the Parish publication "Ordinary Times". He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the 3rd Army in Europe. He was a graduate of San Francisco State with a Master's Degree and had worked in the automobile business in Marin, San Francisco and Forestville for many years. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, October 15, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral, Farmers Land and Montgomery Drive. Friends are also invited to a Vigil Service on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the EGGEN & LANCE MORTUARY and may pay their respects between the hours of 12 Noon and 9 p.m. Sunday. Those desiring may make memorial contribuitons to the Alaska Radio Mission-KNOM, 

Evelyn Davis
Age 97, died in Marin County on October 6, 2001 after a brief illness. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was a resident of Oakland, California since 1926. Mrs. Davis will be cremated by the Neptune Society and her ashes scattered at Sea to enjoy the travels she never got to do in life. She is survived by her son and two grandchildren. 

Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein
Passed away on October 10th, 2001 at the age of 81. He was born in Crowley, Texas. While he was living in Texas, he worked as a rodeo clown. He was a charter member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, which later became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He lived in Marin County for 45 years. When he moved to California, he began a career as a marine carpenter. In the early 1970's, he and his wife owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael. Later, he and his wife owned and operated "The Biggest Little Flower Shop in The World" at the entrance of Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley. He was married to Gladys H. Hoeflein for 54 years. She passed away in June, 2001. He is survived by his devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein and Caryn Reade of Penngrove, California. He is also survived by Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples, sister and brother-in-law; Jerry Hoeflein, brother; Judy K. Nelson, niece, and her husband, Earl L. Nelson; Leslie A. Parker, niece, and her husband, John B. Parker; and W. Scott Finks, nephew, and his wife, Jan Finks, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews in California and Texas. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 11 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park Chapel, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, California. There will be a reception at the Novato Horseman's Club immediately following the Service. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E. Street, San Rafael. Memorial donations may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care, 1165 Montgomery Drive, P.O. Box 522, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0522, Meals On Wheels--Whistlestop Nutrition Department, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 or Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, 320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Keaton's Mortuary 415-453-0571 

In Memory of Ron Symons
March 14, 1966 - October 12, 1991
In the fall, when amber leaves are shed,
softly - silently, like tears that wait to flow,
I watch and grieve, my heart beats sadly,
in the fall. 'Tis then I miss you most of all.
Margret Symons 

Carloyn F. Helliesen
A lovely caring lady, who promoted the philosophy of volunteering and contributing to her community, passed away September 13, 2001. A Memorial was held on September 30th, to celebrate her life and the wonderful woman she was. It was held at her home in Tiburon, where she had been living with her daughter for the past four years. Born March 3, 1917 she lived in Monterey 41 years. She was a member of DAR, Monterey History & Art Assn., Delta Gamma, Panhellenic, Red Cross and the SPCA. She enjoyed traveling and golf. Carolyn loved cats and was very supportive of Marin Cat Connection. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Allen, and her cat Mindy Helliesen. She is very loved and very missed. Life is memories and her daughter and friends are fortunate to have so many wonderful ones of her. Please send any memorial contributions to Marin Cat Connection, c/o Ann Allen (415) 381-1440. 

Timothy Patrick McBride
Beloved son of Lois Kortum and George McBride, and grandson of Pat McBride, died on September 24, 2001, at home at the age of 15. His life was filled with love and sweetness. Beginning as a toddler, Tim attended Marin Horizon School until 7th grade when he transferred to Sterne School. Tim was very creative and had won several awards for his artwork. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m. in the Gardens at Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach. Due to a detour, allow extra time. Parking is available at Green Gulch, or at Muir Beach where you may walk the short trail to the gardens marked by Tim's friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Tim McBride Fund" at Marin Horizon School in Mill Valley or at Sterne School in San Francisco. These funds will help children with learning differences or emotional needs and their families.


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