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ARMITAGE, ROBERT MERRIMAN Died October 18th in Santa Rosa, CA. Robert was born in San Francisco in 1920 and graduated from Lowell High School and the University of California. He is survived by his wife Helen, of Santa Rosa; his two daughters, Nancy Gregory of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Eve Yabroff of Scotts Valley; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. As a civil servant, he lived in Sacramento until retirement to Bodega Bay, close to the ocean he loved. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Margery Gunn; his second wife, Betty Callis; and daughter Susan Hanzo. A memorial service will be held October 22nd at 11 a.m. at Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa. 

BARBA, PATRICIA ANN Born November 25, 1937. Passed away suddenly but peacefully October 16, 2001. Loving mother of Robin Kresh and JoAnn Barba. Devoted grandmother of Danielle Barba and Sam Kresh. Friends are invite to attend a memorial service at 6:00pm on Monday, October 22 at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento. Parking garage entrance at 824 L Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's name to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817.  

BURESH, BETTY L. Was born on June 27, 1928 in Pomona, CA and passed away in Summerfield House on October 20, 2001 after a brief illness, age 74 years. Mrs. Buresh had just recently moved to Vacaville, formerly residing in Roseville. Survived by daughter Lisa Ax of Vacaville, CA; sons Shannon J. Cardwell of Pacific Grove, CA and Steve Cardwell of Fontana, CA; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; twin sister Barbara Mosley of Apple Valley, CA and sister Virginia Miller of Hemet, CA. The family invites friends for visitation on Thursday, October 25, from 6-8PM in the Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, 2PM in Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Interment will be private in Riverside National Cemetery where Mrs. Buresh will be buried next to her husband, Charles, who passed away November 22, 1991. Mrs. Buresh was a homemaker her adult life. She was a member of WPACK, a widowed persons organization, the Roseville Garden Club, the Roseville Ramblers Country Line Dancers and was very involved with the Country Villa Mobile Home Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross, 1545 North Texas Street, Fairfield, or Kaiser Hospice, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590. Arrangements under the direction of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. 

CARELLO, DICK Passed away on Monday, October 15, 2001. Dick was born in Gillespie, Illinois on October 8, 1934. He is survived by Nola Joy Carello, his beloved wife and friend of 25 years. Also by his brother Louis Carello, and sister Jo Norton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick moved with his family, Mother Alfonsina Carello, brother Louis and sister Jo to California in 1947. He attended Chico State College and Sacramento State College. He started his work career for the State of California in 1953 until his retirement, from the Department of Transportation, as an engineer in 1995. There was a 2 year separation for his service in the US Army from 1957 through 1959. Dick had a lifelong love of auto racing, starting in 1956 in sports cars. After his release from the Army he started racing Go-Karts where he competed nationally over the next 15 years. Dick was an avid bowler and a member of the Young at Heart League at Alpine Bowling Lanes. Another love was ballroom dancing where he met his wife Nola Joy. After many years of dancing together they were married in 1976. Through his wife Nola Joy's involvement, as a figure skating judge/referee, Dick also became involved by becoming a Sectional Accountant for the United States Figure Skating Association attending many competitions nationally. Dick was an active member of the Capital City Figure Skating Club and recently was honored as a Lifetime member of the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Happy Tails Sanctuary located at 721-56th Street or call 556-1155. Friends are welcome for visitation Tuesday October 23, 2001 12 Noon - 6:30 pm to be followed by the Rosary Tuesday 6:30 pm at the NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER FUNERAL HOME 5401 Folsom Blvd. Friends are also invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday October 24, 2001 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church 58th & M Streets. Entombment St. Mary's Mausoleum. 

CATANZARO, EDITH ZOE Born April 27, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. Passed away October 16, 2001 in Fair Oaks, California. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years: Elbert. She is survived by her son: Tom Catanzaro and wife Ann, her daughter: Lynn Catanzaro-Dellos and husband Dennis, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Grandma- Thank you for all the great memories. I will miss your laugh and your gentle touch. You will be deeply missed. Love you, Dolly. No services will be held at her request. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way #115, Sacramento, California 95815. 

CORUM, DONALD E. March 28, 1931 to October 13, 2001 Former Sacto. City Firefighter. Son of Olivia and Richard Corum, brother of Dick Corum. Father of Donna Jacky and Stan Corum. Grandfather of Marissa & Nicole Jacky, Kyle & Kenny Corum. Uncle of Steve and Cindy Corum. Private services have been held. Remembrances can be made to Folsom Convalescent Hospital, 510 Mill Street, Folsom, CA 95630. 

COSTANZO, LOUIE JOSEPH Born June 20, 1922 in Fresno, CA. Passed away October 17, 2001 at his residence in Stonyford, CA, age 79. Louie was a land developer and he really enjoyed his work, and working with people. He would help anyone in need. He was a founding member of the Granite Bay Golf Club. His passions included golfing, fishing, home projects and he was known as a wonderful cook and was loved by everyone. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Costanzo of Stonyford, CA; son, Denny Costanzo of Weimar, CA; daughters, Debra Phipps of Grass Valley, CA, and Sherry Stein of Florida; 9 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. Visitations will be from 5PM-8PM Monday, October 22nd, at the Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses Mortuary, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville. Services are 10AM, Tuesday, October 23rd, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave., Roseville. Burial Services will be Wednesday, October 24th, at the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Lodoga, CA. Memorial contributions may be made on his behalf to the American Cancer Society at 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815. Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. 

DOBEK, CHESTER A., SGT. World War II Veteran of the CBI (China, Burma, India). Born in Dunkirk, NY and a resident of Sac. for 58 years. Born 9-10-16; passed away peacefully 10-18-01. Preceded in death by his wife Maria A. Dobek. He is survived by his brothers and sister; Frank Dobek of Ctrs Hgts, Henry Dobek of Florida, Joe Dobek of Dunkirk and Anna Nichols of NY, and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving daughters Toni Helmen of Sacramento, Corine Barsotti of Roseville, Dorine Leisk of Loomis. He was a loving grandfather to Daniel Barsotti, Chris Barsotti, Patricia Montoya, Terri Yacapraro, Anthony Barsotti, Dawn Leisk, Rebecca Roberts, Tami Barsotti, Ben Helmen, Elizabeth Washburn and Great Grandpa of ten grandchildren. Chester was a loving, honorable man of faith, and will be greatly missed and remembered always by everyone who knew him. The Rosary will be held at 7PM, Oct. 23, and mass will be held at 9:30AM on Oct. 24, at Our Lady of Assumption. The internment will follow at 2PM at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, Santa Nella, CA. Donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes. Arrangements by Lombard & Company Funeral Directors. 

DOLCE, TED In this city October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of Lorraine Dolce. Loving father of Douglas, Dennis and Jill. Devoted grandfather of Joseph Dolce, Amanda Dolce, Natalie Chew and Amelia Chew. Born May 7, 1920 in Roseville, CA. Graduated Roseville High School and Sacramento City College and attended Chico State College. Served in WWII. Retired in 1980 from the City of Sacramento, he was a Traffic Engineer for 32 years. Worked as a musician all of his life playing tenor saxophone and clarinet, playing with many bands at the Jazz Festival. Loved jazz and golf. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 4:00 pm at 

NICOLETTI CULJIS & HERBERGER Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd HAYWARD, BILLIE Passed away Peacefully Wednesday, October 17th, 2001. She was a Loving and Devoted Mother. Billie is survived and Loved by her Family; Geoffrey, Kevin, Laura, Nancy and Michelle. Billie lived and worked in the Sacramento area for 40 years. She was a well respected court clerk and retired after 26 years in the Sacramento Municipal Court. Billie loved animals, gardening and carousel horses. Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 2pm at Camellia Memorial Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Kaiser Hospice. 

HELZER, MARIE A. (RYAN) In Sacramento, on October 19th, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Helzer and loving mother of Jan Scherer and Nora Rodriguez and spouse Rosalio Rodriguez. Loving sister of the late John Ryan and the late Noreen McAleer and John Ryan and cherished grandmother of Victoria Buno, Michael & Mark Rodriguez and Richard & Heidi Scherer. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Jenafer, Jeremy & Jaclyn Buno and Justin & Ashley Scherer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a proud native Sacramentan aged 90 years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. In past years she enjoyed lunching with her sister every Saturday and always enjoyed vacationing in Santa Cruz every year with her family. Friends are welcome for visitation on Monday, Oct. 22nd, from 4:00pm until the Rosary at 6:00pm, at W.F. Gormley & Sons Chapel, 2015 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, and are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, at 1:00pm, at Holy Spirit Church, Land Park Drive at Cordano Way. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. 

IGARASHI, YOSHIKO Born January 3, 1916 in Clarksburg, CA. Died after a long illness on October 16, 2001. Survived by her husband Abraham and daughter Amy. She was married for over 46 years. A memorial service will be held at SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA. on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Sacramento Memorial Lawn. 

ILIOPOULOS, MARIA In this city October 19, 2001. Maria Iliopoulos in Crete, Greece on April 10, 1944. Eldest daughter of Aristomenis and Eleni Stratakis. In Athens, Greece Maria studied Fashion Designing and Tailoring and graduated with honors from Pelagias Kosta Tsopanelli on December 6, 1963. On December 3, 1967, Maria married Anastasios Iliopoulos. A year later she gave birth to their first daughter Eleni and three years later to their second daughter Panagiota. Maria was an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Sacramento. She was also a member in the Pancretan Association of America and was presented with the Women of Pancretan Award in Recognition of Distinguished Service, Courage, Vision and promoting the Pancretan Association of America. Additionally, she was a member of the Peloponessian Society of Sacramento. Maria was a loving and devoted mother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Anastasios Iliopoulos; her eldest daughter, Eleni Iliopoulos, and her youngest daughter Panagiota Iliopoulos. Her sister, Kathrene Kakridas, and her husband James; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome for visitation Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 from 12noon-7pm to be followed by a Trisagion Service Monday, at 7pm at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER, 5401 Folsom Blvd. and to attend Funeral Services Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 11:00 am at the Greek Church of the Annunciation, Alhambra and F St. Interment East Lawn Sierra Hills. 

KEMP, GEORGIA Departed this life October 16, 2001 in Sacramento at the age of 83. She joins her beloved husband Willie Kemp in God's heavenly Kingdom. Georgia Ann Pearl Johnson Kemp was one of sixteen children born to Savannah and William Johnson on September 7, 1918 in Dubberly, Louisiana. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of Kyles Temple AME Zion Church. Georgia was a faithful member of Adah Chapter No. 1 Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron. She resided in Houston, Texas and later moved to Sacramento. Georgia leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Doris VanHook, and Helen Freeny; two sons, Walter and Danny Kemp; two sons-in-law, Nathaniel VanHook and Lewine Bud Freeny; and two daughters-in-law, Wanda and Anna Kemp. She also leaves 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; 10 Brothers and Sisters; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be at Sacramento Memorial Lawn 6100 Stockton Blvd on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 from 3-7pm. Services will be at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 2940 42nd Street, Thursday October 25, 2001 at 12 Noon. Interment: South East Lawn Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd. 

KULL, ELIZABETH I. In Roseville, CA on October 18, 2001, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Arden Kull. Loving mother of Lorna J. McClung, of Roseville, CA, James A. Kull of Pleasant Hill, CA and Lynda D. Dunn of Tobyhanna, PA. Devoted grandmother of David McClung, Karin Boasci & Walter Dunn. Preceded in death by grandson Keith McClung and granddaughter Karin McClung English. Beloved great grandmother of Alexander English, Matthew McClung and Andrew McClung. Dear sister of Rubi Lorena of Indiana and the late Albert Bancroft of Michigan. Born on May 5, 1909 in Chesterton, Indiana, and resided in Sacramento for 65 years. Services to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at 2PM in the Family Chapel of Mount Vernon Memorial Park; 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. The family requests that remembrances be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the charity of your choice. 

MARMAS, ARLYNE LOUISE In Fair Oaks, CA on October 18, 2001 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Gust H. Marmas and loving mother of Gregory H. Marmas of Scottsdale , AZ and Geoffrey L. Marmas of Folsom, CA. Survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Born in Argyle, Minnesota on September 20, 1925 and resident of Sacramento for 41 years. Co-owner of Irene Lucien Dress Shop for 14 years. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, and spending time with her family. Private services will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 600 Alhambra Blvd., Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Private entombment will follow at Sierra Hills Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to the ALS Association Sacramento Chapter. 

MARR, THELMA RUTH Passed away in Sacramento on October 8, 2001 at age 93. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James. She is survived by her son, James R. Marr and his wife, Mary, of Newcastle, CA and daughter, Jacqueline (Marr) Klaczkiewicz, and her husband, John, of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Seidell and husband, Wally, of Vacaville, CA and sister, June Heidorn of St. Louis, MO; sister-in-law, Pat Buckley, and her husband, Jerry, of Sacramento, CA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Louise Marr, of Glendale, CA; many nieces and nephews. At her request, no services were held. 

MERCADO, CARMEN ROJO Passed away on October 17, 2001 at the young-at-heart age of 62. She was born December 19, 1938 in Stanton, CA to Guadalupe and Sebastian Rojo. Devoted sister to Rose Velarde (Armando), Luciano Rojo (Ruth), Tony Rojo (Jeanette), Marina Guzman, Mary Carrasco (Ruben), Roger Rojo (Sharon). Preceded in death by her sister, Dolores Arredondo and brother Joe Rojo. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and "La Tia" to her special mijas Rosie, Gia, and Dina. Carmen and her family moved to the Sacramento River Delta town of Courtland in 1946. She graduated from Courtland High in 1957 where she was active in student government but remembered most for her school spirit as head cheerleader: "C O U R T L A N D !" Carmen was an avid SF 49ers, SF Giants, and Sacramento Kings fan. Carmen's devotion carried over to her public service with the State of California for nearly 40 years. Although Carmen didn't start her career at the Health & Welfare Agency, that is where she left her legacy. Carmen worked at the Agency for 23 years, ending with her retirement in 2000. So missed, the Agency asked Carmen to return as a retired annuitant, which she did last month. Carmen's commitment to her community led her to serve as: a founding member of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, board member of Festival De La Familia, member and inductee of the Mexican American Sports Association, and a Mexican American Bowling League board member. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, Carmen became an advocate, spokesperson, and board member for the American Cancer Society. Her courage and determination to beat breast cancer, without ever losing her zest for life, made Carmen a role model for many. Her last wish was for family and friends to continue supporting the fight for breast cancer by participating in Sunday's annual march, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer". Remembrances preferred to the American Cancer Society. Friends are invited to attend the Rosary 7PM Monday, October 22, 2001 at GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS, Riverside Boulevard & 2nd Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10AM Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th Street. Entombment St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 1PM-8PM at KLUMPP'S CHAPEL 

PEHRSON, CRAIG W. In this city, October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of Dina. Loving father of Ryan. Beloved son of John & Evelyn Pehrson. Brother of Jeff Pehrson. A native of Sacramento, age 38. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Monday, October 22, 2001 at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER 5401 Folsom Blvd at 10:00 AM. Private entombment East Lawn Cemetery. 

PIAZZA, SALVATORE A. On October 18, 2001, after 90 full years of life, and surrounded by his six children, a grandson, and a granddaughter, Sal peacefully ended his earthly presence. Late in life, Sal studied Buddha's teachings, and was a man of few words. But those he spoke were from "enlightenment". He was one of the Goodfathers of Sicilian parents, a rock of Gibraltar, and example of the noble life. Dad, you & mom will be in our presence forever All the kids. 

POPPLETON, WILMA Of Sacramento, died Friday October 12th at UC Davis Medical Center. She was 62. She was born January 19th, 1939 in Pampa, Texas to William and Phoebe Evans. Her passions included her grandchildren, cooking, and QVC. Survivors include her sons, Rod Poppleton of Beaverton, OR and Ronald Ritchey of Portland, OR; daughter Melinda Ritchey of Portland, OR; brother Ralph Evans of Elk Grove, CA; sisters, Phoebe Cochran of Red Bluff, CA and Betty Crowell of Odessa, TX; grandchildren, Joshua and Hailey Poppleton, and Corey and Chris Zurcher; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove, CA. Memorial donations can be made to Volunteers of America 1-800-899-0089. 

PRICE, EVA Born in Ashley, North Dakota, a longtime resident of Sacramento, CA peacefully passed away October 18, 2001 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Richard Price. Loving mother of Sharlene Wheeler of Oakley, CA, Marilyn Lee of Boring, OR, and Roberta White of Sacramento, CA. Adored grandmother of Mike, Mark, Cindy, Laura, Karyn, Shawn, Brandon and 12 great-grandchildren. Beloved sister of Fred Adam, Ernie Adam, Roy Adam, Alvin Adam and Edna Jonas. Eva had an avid interest in teaching Wilton and Lambeth Methods of cake decorating and oil painting. She loved to travel, but most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to Visitation, Monday, October 22, 2001 from 4-8pm and Funeral Service, Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at l0am. All services will be held at SOUTH EAST LAWN MORTUARY, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624. 

RAMOS, JOSEPH E. In Sacramento, October 18, 2001. Sadly missed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born December 29, 1921 in Vacaville, CA, and resided in Sacramento, CA. Beloved husband of Goldie Ramos for 54 years. Loving father of Grace Maiola (Bill) of Georgia, Joseph Ramos (Lisa) of Sacramento. Survived also by 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents Christopher and Grace Ramos; a brother Tony Ramos, and sister Geri Garrett. A Grant Union High graduate, 1941; Veteran WWII Army Air Corp, European Theater, retired from the California State Printing Plant after 27 years. He was active in bowling, dancing, bicycling, and traveling. Friends are welcome for visitation Sunday Noon to 5PM, Monday 4PM to 8PM and are invited to attend funeral services at 2PM Tuesday at EAST LAWN MORTUARY, 5757 Greenback Lane, with interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to the Sutter Hospice, American Institute for Cancer Research, or a charity of your choice. 

RODGERS JR, JOHN MENDES Surrounded by his family, he passed from this earth into heaven on October 17, 2001. Born May 21, 1947, he was a lifelong resident of Sacramento. He is survived by his loving parents: Katherine and John M. Rodgers, Sr., his loving partner Alaine Ross, who affectionately referred to him as "Alvin", his four children: Catena Rene Rodgers and her fiancee Van Bowen, Jenifer Amberson and her husband Harold, Michael Rodgers and his wife Kathleen and Lori Lupton and her husband Ken. Grandchildren: Nicholas & Christian Bowen-Rodgers, Brandon Amberson & the late Matthew Rodgers, Dylan & Bailee Lupton. He was the Master of "Barney". He also leaves countless family and friends. John was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era. He was retired since 1995 from Regional Transit after 26 years. He was an avid hunting, fishing and car enthusiast. An active member of the American Portuguese Society, California Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, Sacramento Safari Club, etc. He was always one to lend a helping hand; he touched many lives and as a result, will be greatly missed. Friends are welcome to attend the Recitation of the Rosary Monday at 6:00 PM in the LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, 4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento and are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 12th & S Streets, Sacramento. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in his memory. 

ROSENQUIST, EUNICE LORRAINE Born in San Jose, February 25, 1918. Passed away in Auburn, September 13, 2001. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond Rosenquist; son, David Rosenquist; daughter, Carin Chapin; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Resident of Sacramento, Carmichael, and Folsom for 22 years; school secretary in San Juan Unified School District; active golfer, having made a hole-in-one in Elk Grove; avid cook, seamstress, knitter, swimmer, bridge player, and flower arranger. A private graveside gathering took place September 15, 2001, at Los Gatos Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, at 10AM, Saturday, November 3, 2001. Contributions would be preferred to the Alzheimer Association. 

SAMPLE, JAMES ELLIOTT In Carmichael, October 18, 2001, age 51. A recent Folsom resident and Iongtime resident of San Luis Obispo County. The loving son of Winona Sample of Folsom, brother Herb of El Dorado Hills, father of Hiedi, Leilani and Shawn, grandfather of Shawn Jr., Shaylyn, and Arianna. An avid auto racing fan, he recently retired from the State Dept. of Corrections as a carpenter in San Luis Obispo. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at the Paso Robles District Cemetery, Paso Robles, CA at 11AM. Remembrances may be made to: Avalon Hospice, PO Box 161908, Sacramento, CA 95816. 

WEIR, LUCILLE MARY Born September 8,1931 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Passed away October 17, 2001 in her Orangevale home. She is survived by Gordon, her husband of 50 years. Also survived by her sister, Therese Sinfield of San Diego, her five children, Muriel Group (Chuck), Doug (Kimberly), Mary Shaw (Jack), Carol Sheilenberger (Dean), and John (Kris) and many grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Visitation Monday, October 22nd from 3 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 507 Scott St., Folsom. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at 10 a.m. at Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. Internment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento. A reception at Divine Savior Pavilion will follow internment. 

WOLLAM, RYKK (RICHARD EUGENE) Born April 10, 1963 passed on October 17, 2001. Survived by friends Myra, Judy, Jordy, Kathy, Clayton and countless others. Survived by his grandparents, Phyllis and Jim Mott-Trautman; father, Harold; mother, Sharon Denny; sister, Laurie Agerton; brothers, Bobby and Jamie; aunts, uncles, three nephews, and one niece. Rykk graduated from Palmdale High School in 1981. He earned his BA degree from CSU Sacramento and possessed a Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in Social Science, as well as a Multiple Subject Credential, Learning Handicapped Credential, Resource Specialist Program Credential, CLAD certification and a Masters Degree in Special Education. He received an Administrative Credential from LaVerne University. "Mr. Rykk" worked for Washington Unified School District for nine years. He taught a Special Day Class, and was a social studies instructor and Resource Specialist at Golden State Middle School and River City High School. He also taught third grade at Bryte Elementary and was the summer school principal at Westmore Oaks during the summer of 1999. Rykk requested that friends get together to celebrate his life. The gathering will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Please call (916) 375-7604 ext. 7753 to leave your name and number for directions. Rykk has also requested that donations be made in his honor to the SPCA or other charitable organizations. 

AMEY, THOMAS (TOM) Born May 7, 1963 in Sacramento. Passed away quietly in his sleep November 5th, 2001 at his home in Rio Linda. In addition to his passion for karaoke, Tom loved gardening, hunting, family and a good joke. Tom was a hard and diligent worker for Pioneer Feed and valued member of Loretto High School's plant management team. Leaving to mourn, Tom's son, Ronnie, loving girl friend, Virgina (Gigi) Prendable and her son, Tim, Mother, Marilyn Roberts and Father, Charles J. Amey, Grandmother, Lee Patterson and siblings Kevin, Carrie, Colleen, Brian, Shon. Tom was the friend of many and the enemy of none. Many have been blessed to be touched by Tom's life and childlike heart. Friends are invited to attend memorial services on Saturday, November 10th @ 11:00am at Calvary Chapel, (Orangevale) 6021 Walnut Ave, 95662. Tom's kind smile and warm spirit will continue to live on in our hearts forever.

AUTRAND, NICK In Sacramento, age 46. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Autrand, his beloved children, Jesus Franco, Albert Franco and wife, Jennifer Ward, Nick Autrand Jr., Emmit Autrand and wife, Danielle Keffer and Alex Autrand. Four cherished grandchildren, Khryssy, Jessica, Albert Jr., and Carlos. Also survived by his parents, Conception and Donald Autrand, one brother, Donald Autrand Jr. Mr. Autrand worked for Campbell Soup for 15 years. Visitation will be Friday from 12 - 8 PM, a recertation of the rosary will be at 6 PM at Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Rd. Funeral services will be Saturday at I0 AM at East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 43rd & Folsom Blvd. Burial to follow.

 BAYLOR, JAMES E. (JIM) Passed away on November 5, 2001 at the age of 63. Beloved husband to Pamela; father to Michael, Kelly, Korry (Alan); cherished grandfather to Alan and Kaylee. At his request there will be no services.

BUTLER, RAY Born Jacksonville, Florida on January 18, 1929. Passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2001, at age 72, after a courageous battle with cancer. His family surrounded him. He is survived by his loving wife Ree Butler; sister, Patti Page; children: Reverend Randall Butler and his wife Anne, Lisa Butler Brown and her husband Dave Brown, Kristi Visger and her husband George Visger, and Brian King; grandchildren: Kristin Brown, Andrew Brown, Sarah Butler, Emily Butler, Stefani Kester, Amanda Visger and Jack Visger. He is also survived by his former wife Elizabeth Butler. Ray served in the US Army during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in political science following which he created a successful career as an insurance executive that spanned almost 50 years. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 10:30 am at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Boulevard. A reception will follow at Northridge Country Club. Donations may be sent to River Oak Center for Children at 4330 Auburn Boulevard Suite 2000, Sacramento, CA 95841.

CAMPBELL, RONALD H. Entered into rest on Nov. 4, 2001 in Cortez, Colorado. Ron was born June 2, 1942 in San Rafael, CA & moved to Citrus Heights when he was 3 yrs old. He lived in Citrus Heights & Sacramento until 1979 when he moved his family to Colorado. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Jane & his parents John & Juanita Campbell of Roseville. Ron is survived by his sons Timothy (Brenda) Campbell of Cortez, CO; Paul (Tammy) Campbell of Peoria, AZ; sister Golda Campbell of Roseville, CA; 4 grandchildren Austin & Tanjie Campbell of Susanville, CA, Michael & Jennifer Thompson also of Susanville; Aunt Othella Marr of Los Lunas, NM; father-in-law Roy Ward of Citrus Heights, CA; sister-in-law Annette (Jim) Louch of Orangevale, CA, and many other relatives & friends. Services will be held Thursday at 10AM at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Cortez. Remembrances can be sent to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Church School, 11502 Highway 145, Cortez, CO 81321.

CHAN, MEE KOOK In San Francisco, CA, November 6, 2001. Wife of the late Wing C. Chan. Mother of Magdalene, Catherine (husband Chung Fong), Joseph Chan (wife Annie) and Cecilia Chan. Sister of Mee Thiu Gee, Memei Yee, Terry Chang and Man Foo Chu. Grandmother of Joyce, Vivian and Steven Chan, Christine (husband Michael Ahn) and Brian Fong. A native of Canton, China aged 92 years. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWER, Riverside Boulevard & 2nd Avenue. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Wake 7:00 PM Friday at KLUMPP'S CHAPEL. Remembrances preferred to a charity of your choice.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF COPELAND, THELMA Born July 12, 1900 in Beaver City, Nebraska. Passed away peacefully October 13, 2001 in Sacramento, California. She is survived by 2 children, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Many devoted and loyal friends also mourn her passing. Private services were held and she rests beside her husband Harold in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, California.

COUCH, HARRY (DALE) Born November 16, 1937 and passed away in Salem, Oregon on November 3, 2001. As a long time educator Dale taught a variety of subjects in the public school system and junior colleges for 40 years. He completed his under graduate and graduate work through the University of Arizona and earned a double Masters degree in Library Science/Teaching and Reading. His most recent teaching assignment was at the Golden State Middle School in West Sacramento. Dale continued helping others after retiring from teaching and worked with the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board for 5 years. He was deeply involved throughout his life in his Parish as a Eucharistic minister, past parish council president, and as vice president of the Dignity Chapter of St. Francis Parish. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus. His devoted companion Jim Hemminger of 18 years, and beloved sons Kevin, Brian and Martin Couch and his daughter Eileen Cramer, 17 grandchildren and friends of Bill W., survives him. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service remembering Dale that will be held at St. Francis Parish, 2529 K St., Sacramento, CA on November 8, 2001, at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Dale's memory to Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St., NE Salem, Oregon 97301-1641.

DAVIS, DALE CARLIN Dale Carlin Davis was born in the Township of Belle Plain, Illinois on December 23, 1907 to the late Edgar and Rosetta Davis. He passed away in Carmichael, California on Monday November 5, 2001 at the age of 93. Dale was married to Bernice Arnold on January 1, 1930. There were four children born to this union, Wayne of Garden Valley, CA, Kenneth of Wingo, KY, Melvin of Spokane, WA and Verle of Havelock, NC. After the death of Bernice in 1983, he met and married Della Duckworth. They enjoyed over 17 years together before her passing in June 2001. In addition to his four sons, Dale leaves one sister, Rita Van Zuyen, of Washington State, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, four step Children and many other relatives and friends. Dale worked for A Teichert and Sons Construction and retired after 50 years of service. Moreover, he made his choice to serve the Lord as a young man and remained faithful until his death. Friends are welcome to his visitation Thursday, November 8, 2001 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Funeral Services on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 10:00 AM both at SACRAMENTO GARDEN CHAPEL, 6100 Stockton Blvd. Interment: SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN.

DICKSON, WILLIAM HAROLD In Sacramento Nov. 5, 2001. A native of Sacramento for 87 years. Mr. Dickson retired from the IRS in 1969 after 30 years of service. Survived by his loving wife Della and many friends and relatives. At his request, no services will be held.

DONOGHUE, AUGUSTINE "GUS" A memorial service will be held for Gus at St. Ignatius Church on the campus of the University of San Francisco, Fulton and Parker Streets on Saturday, November 10th at 10AM

FRANKS SR., RODNEY O. Born November 11, 1918. Died September 20, 2000. Will be interred Sunday, November 11, 2001 12:00 Noon at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park. All are welcome to attend.

HARTMAN, LOIS E. Of Red Bluff, passed away Monday, November 5, 2001, age 90. She was born in Maxwell, CA on July 10, 1911, and was a former resident of Sacramento. She was an accountant. She is survived by a daughter, Junia Potter, West Sacramento; son and daughter-in-law Ronald & Mae Hartman, Gerber, CA; sisters Phyllis & brother-in-law Paul Lawson, Bakersfield, CA and Edna Reid of Sacramento; brothers Ross Pearson, Maxwell, CA and Don & sister-in-law Connie Pearson, Maxwell, CA; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hartman was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carl Hartman; one granddaughter in 1997; and 1 great-grandson in 2001. Graveside services Friday, November 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, CA

HOFMANN, NETTIE Passed away in Sacramento on November 2, 2001 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Hofmann and loving mother of Mary Ellen Hofmann. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen Hofmann and son-in-law, Mr. Donald W. Thamer of Fair Oaks, Ca., and her sister, Mrs. Florence Maaser, of Taree, NSW, Australia. Mrs. Hofmann was married for 52 years to a Navy Veteran, and, after traveling the world, settled in Rancho Cordova in 1974. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 10497 Coloma Rd., Rancho Cordova, Ca., 95790, at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 9, 2001.

KEYS, CAROLE JEAN Born March 15, 1939 in Sacramento, CA. Passed away peacefully at her home on November 1, 2001 with her family at her side. Loving wife of Ralph Keys for 36 years; also survived by her daughter Katherine Keys of Rancho Cordova; daughter Stacey McAtee and husband Erin of Folsom; step-sons Randall and Clayton Keys of Tennessee. She volunteered her time to many organizations including Kiwanis Family House and V.I.P.S (Volunteer in Partner with Sheriff's Department). She was a member of American River Kiwanis, the California Teacher's Association and the National Education Association. She attended University of Davis and received her B.A. and Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento. She was an elementary school teacher for 36 years and had a great love for her students. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Friends are welcome for visitation Friday, November 9, 2001 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and for Funeral Services Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 1:00 PM at LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL , 4221 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608, (916) 482-8080. Interment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made in her memory to Kiwanis Family House, P.O. Box 189091, Sacramento, CA 95818; or Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program, 2025 Morse Ave., Sac., CA 95825.

KILE, FRANCES In Sacramento, November 4, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leo L. Kile. Loving mother of Leo L. Kile, Jr. and wife Luann of Texas, Robert G. Kile and wife Pat of Loomis, Vera Lane and husband Erv of Sacramento and Henry A. Kile of Sacramento. Devoted grandmother to Lisa, Larry, Lori, Phillip, Robert, Jr., Melinda, Jeanette, Janel, Mike, Kelly, Kathy and Theresa. Great-grandmother of 28. Beloved sister of Kathryn Girodo of Colorado and Tony Langoni of Tennessee. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. A resident of the Sacramento/Elk Grove area 41 years. A native of Colorado, aged 79 years. Friends may call for visitation Friday, 12Noon until 8PM, Saturday, 9AM until 5PM and are welcome to attend funeral services Monday, November 12, at 11AM in ELK GROVE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. in Elk Grove, 686-1888. Interment will follow in Elk Grove District Cemetery.

KOLENSKI, EUGENE CHARLES (GENE/SKI) Passed away Monday, November 5, 2001, at his cabin in Jackson, Ca. He lived in the Sacramento and Jackson areas for over 31 years. He was born October 20, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Chester P. and Genevieve Kolenski. Gene served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force for 26 years. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command throughout his Air Force career and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. During his Army tour he was assigned to Joint Special Operations units. Among his many awards were the Bronze Star with Valor and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He was retired from McClellan Air Force Base, Transit Alert Section, where he utilized his expertise as a jet mechanic for 18 years. He referred to this job as the best one he ever had. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of Amador County; the North Star Masonic Lodge No. 46, Glasgow, Mt; and the 11th Airborne Association, were organizations to which he belonged. His favorite things were helping people in need, caring for animals, and using "magic" to pull coins from children's ears to their joy and amazement. He was a great story teller and was loved by many. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Marti), and their four daughters, Kellie Kolenski of Sacramento, Ca., Kara Morin & husband Nick Morin of Temecula, Ca., Kathy Randolph of Sacramento, Ca., Kristi Kolenski of Patterson, Ca., brothers Thomas of Elizabeth City, NC. John of Feasterville, Pa., and Charles of Salem, Va., and five grandchildren, Joseph, and Sara Trudel of Temecula, Ca., Austyn and Haley Randolph of Sacramento, Ca., and Miranda McDonald of Patterson, Ca. A remembrance of life will be held at the following residence in Jackson, 20050 Meadowood Dr. Jackson, Ca., on Sat, November 10, 2001 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Call family for directions. 

KROOK, MARIE "MAYEN" AMALIA Passed away in Elk Grove, November 2, 2001 at the age of 89. Loving mother of Gordon Krook, and daughter-in-law Nicola. Cherished grandmother of Mayen and Eric. Adoring great-grandmother of Luke, Nathan, and Levi. Preceded in death by husband Eric Krook and brother Clarence Anderson. She also leaves a host of cousins and friends. Marie loved her Swedish Heritage, a master of the language and celebrating Swedish customs. Marie adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, reading, and playing the piano. She often made old fashioned antique toys for her great-grandsons. At Marie's request no services will be held, but donations may be made to the Childrens Home Society of California, 1337 Howe Avenue #210, Sacramento, Ca 95825.

LASONIO, MARIAN (PAT) GRACE Age 96, died on November 6, 2001. She was born June 2, 1905 in North Columbia, Nevada County, California. She was the daughter of E.B. (Brownie) Dudley and Eliza Curnow Dudley. Mr. Dudley was a member of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors for 4 terms and was serving as Chairman when the Nevada County Courthouse was completed. The Dudley and Curnow families were early settlers in Nevada County in the middle 1800's. Mrs. Lasonio attended grade school in North Bloomfield, California. She graduated from Nevada City High School and then attended Heald Business College in Sacramento. Mrs. Lasonio worked for the California Almond Growers, Breuners, the Circular Letter Company and the State of California from which she retired in 1965. Mrs. Lasonio was predeceased by her husband James in January 1981 after 46 years of marriage. Mr. Lasonio worked for the Thompson Diggs Company for 42 years prior to his retirement in 1965. She was also predeceased by her brother E. Lloyd Dudley and her sister Verda Kempster. Mrs. Lasonio is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jack Hoss of Grass Valley, California. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Cynthia Strickley of Bloomington, Illinois, Linda Adams of Bakersfield, California, Steven Ross of Grass Valley and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lasonio also has many cousins in Nevada County and Marysville and a niece and nephew. Mrs. Lasonio resided in Sacramento for 65 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento. She enjoyed gardening, Bridge, sewing and travel. After a stroke in 1990 she resided at the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. The family requests no flowers and prefers donations to the Sacramento S.P.C.A., The Sutter Foundation or Sacramento Easter Seals in memory of Mrs. Lasonio. Visitation will be at Chapel Of The Angels, 250 Race Street in Grass Valley, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. There will be graveside prayers at East Lawn Cemetery, 43rd and Folsom Blvd., Sacramento on Friday, Nov.9, 2001 at 11:00 AM. The officiating priest will be The Rev. James M. Sigler of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley. Arrangements in care of Chapel Of The Angels, 250 Race St., Grass Valley, CA (530) 273-2446

LOHEIT, ROBERT E. 87 years old. Born October 15, 1914. Loving husband of Marjorie for 65 years. Father of Dennis, wife Karen and son Lawrence, both of Sacramento. Grandfather of Sheryl Van Maren, Husband James, Steven Loheit, wife Susan, all of Sacramento, Michelle Fry and Jason Loheit, both of Citrus Heights. Great grandfather of 7. Brother of Myrtle, husband Robert Duensing of Sacramento. Preceded in death by his younger brothers, Arthur F. Loheit and David R. Loheit. A native Northern Californian, born in San Francisco brought to Sacramento in 1919, resident of Sacramento for the past 82 years. A graduate of Sacramento High School, January class of 1933. Served as chair of class reunions in 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1993. He attended both Sacramento Junior College and the McGeorge College of Law. Actively involved in the consumer credit industry for more than 40 years. Past president of the following: 20-30 Club #1 Sacramento, Sacramento Better Business Bureau, Sacramento-Yolo Legal Aid Society, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and various social and dancing clubs. He also held statewide offices for many years in both the California Association of Personal Property Brokers and the California Association of Industrial Bankers. A reception will be held Tuesday, November 20th, at the Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane from 5PM - 7PM. Remembrances to an institution of your choice or to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

MARVICH, MARJORIE LA VERE (MARTIN) In Sacramento, CA November 3, 2001. Beloved mother of John Jr., Ronald, Barbara Guevara, Catherine Boyd, Michael and Marjorie Martin. Grandmother of 13 and great- grandmother of 15. Marjorie was the oldest of 9 children. A native of Colusa, CA aged 78 years. A 43-year member of Secular Franciscan Order, Legion of Mary, over 20-year member of Holy Spirit Choir and Past President F.O.E. Auxiliary #9. Friends are invited to attend the Rosary 7:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2001 at the GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS, Riverside Boulevard & 2nd Avenue and are also welcome for final viewing Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at KLUMPP'S CHAPEL, then to Holy Spirit Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

MCCONNELL, BARBARA E. Born Oct. 11, 1927, passed away on Nov. 6, 2001. Beloved wife of 54 yrs. to Frank L. McConnell and loving mother of Debra J. Olson & Jim F. McConnell. She had five grandchildren, Brooke & Caitlin Olson of Reno, NV and those of her son, Ryan, Torrey & Brett McConnell of Boise, ID all whom she loved very much. She was raised in Stockton, maiden name of McGregor and a graduate of Stockton High School class of 1945. Most of her married years she lived in Walnut Creek, she loved golf and was a member of Contra Costa Country Club for 17 years. She was kind, loving and had a great sense of humor. She will be sorely missed. She is now in the hands of God. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 11:30 am, in celebration of her life at St. Rose Catholic Church at 615 Vine Ave. in Roseville, CA (916) 783-5211. In lieu of flowers, her family is asking that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

McELFRESH, JACQULINE In this city November 3, 2001. Loving wife of Michael McElfresh. Devoted mother of Terri Cox, Kimberley Asher and Jennifer and Roni Zanon; preceded in death by Sherri Zanon and Baby Boy Byard. Beloved grandmother of Tanisha, Latisha, Anthony, Tyrell, D.]., Dayvon and Trezel. Beloved sister of Patricia O'Brien. Devoted aunt of Laura Harvell, Shawn and Kelly O'Brien. A native of Dallas TX, age 52 years. Friends are welcome for visitation Wednesday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm and are invited to attend the funeral Thursday 2pm at the NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER FUNERAL HOME, 5401 Folsom Blvd. Interment Houston, TX

MURPHY, WILLIAM BURTON In Sacramento on November 3, 2001 at the age of 66. Retired carpenter of local #586. Preceded in death by a daughter Cindy Murphy. Beloved husband of 25 years to Barbara Murphy; sons Gordon Murphy, Robert and Steven Williams; daughters Anita Allen, Lisa Wilson, Carolyn Pidgeon; brothers Curt and Jerry; sisters Elva, Jeannie and Verna; grandchildren Tanya Dionne, Rachel Daughtry, Kandis & Kristine Lester, William Shay Murphy, Sandra, Aileen, and Michael Pidgeon and Nicole Williams. Family and friends are welcome to attend an 11AM Memorial Service on Saturday, November 10, 2001, at Sierra View Funeral Chapel, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. 

NICHOLAS, MARGIE R. Passed away peacefully on November 6, 2001 after a sudden illness at age 76. She was the beloved wife of Lewis Nicholas for 58 years. She worked by his side in their family owned floor covering business for 45 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was deeply devoted to her family. She was a talented crafter and gave much joy to her family with her beautiful gifts. She is survived by seven children: Sherry McCall, Santa Rosa, CA; Steve Nicholas (Joann), Gilroy, CA; Lyle Nicholas (Theresa), El Dorado Hill CA; Ann Small (Jim) Mill Valley, CA; Tawna Cooley, Mill Valley, CA; Reed Nicholas (Julie) Doncaster, England; and Lane Nicholas (Pam), Sacramento, CA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be a private internment on Friday, November 8, 2001. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Margie's life at her home on Saturday, November 9, 2001 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

NICHOLAS, MARGIE R. Passed away peacefully on November 6, 2001 after a sudden illness at age 76. She was the beloved wife of Lewis Nicholas for 58 years. She worked by his side in their family owned floor covering business for 45 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was deeply devoted to her family. She was a talented crafter and gave much joy to her family with her beautiful gifts. She is survived by seven children: Sherry McCall, Santa Rosa, CA; Steve Nicholas (Joann), Gilroy, CA; Lyle Nicholas (Theresa), El Dorado Hill CA; Ann Small (Jim) Mill Valley, CA; Tawna Cooley, Mill Valley, CA; Reed Nicholas (Julie) Doncaster, England; and Lane Nicholas (Pam), Sacramento, CA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be a private internment on Friday, November 8, 2001. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Margie's life at her home on Saturday, November 9, 2001 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

PECK, GLORIA D. Unexpectedly in Wilton, November 5, 2001. Beloved Sister of Dean Peck and his wife Stacy. Loving Aunt of Sherry and Brian Peck, all of Los Banos. She was the Nanny to the Larry Sidener family of Wilton for 15 years. A graduate of Luther Burbank H.S., Class of 1972. She was the First Female Manager of a Little League Team in California, managing for Parkway Little League. She was also the Swim Team Coach for Parkway Pool. Friends are respectfully invited to attend Memorial Services Friday at 11AM in the First United Methodist Church, 21st & J Streets, Sacramento. Private cremation. Arrangements under the direction of the LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, Sacramento. Contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

PICKETT, THERESA J. Born Oakland, CA on Aug. 2, 1950. Died Nov. 2, 2001 in Sacramento after a lengthy illness. Survived by husband Donald of Carmichael, son Rudi Cilibrasi of Berkeley, parents Ted & Dot Beland of Sacramento, siblings James Beland of Orangevale, David Beland of Seattle and Kate Beland of Salem, OR and many nephews and nieces. Services private. Donations to organizations of your choice.

SOLOMON, SEAN PATRICK On Thursday evening, November 1, Sean died unexpectedly at the age of 29. Beloved son of Frank J. Solomon of Fair Oaks, Ca and Kathleen A. Solomon of Ocean View, Hawaii and loving brother to Travis John and Marissa Nicole Solomon. He was born November 20, 1971 in Sacramento, California where he resided until his death. He will be missed by many loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be November 8th from 5-7pm at Lind Brothers Mortuary 4221 Manzanita Avenue Carmichael, Calif 95608 (916) 482-8080 with recitation of the Rosary at 7pm. Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be Friday, November 9th at I0AM at St. Mel's Church 4745 Pennsylvania Avenue Fair Oaks, Ca 95628 (916) 967-1229. Final Internment will be at Sacred Heart Church, Naalehu, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation 1401 Halyard Drive #130 West Sacramento, Ca 95691.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SPRADLEY, LEON In Sacramento on November 6, 2001 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Connie L. Spradley. Loving father of Coleen M. Swartz, Sheri L. Spradley, and Michael L. Spradley and his wife Cathy. Dear grandfather of Jennifer and Sara. Dear brother of Betty Guerra, Merle Spradley, Bobby Spradley, and Jacky Spradley. His step-mother, Lola Spradley. A resident of Sacramento. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Thursday from 12:00PM to 8:00PM and Friday till service time. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 2:00PM at ANDREWS & GREILICH MORTUARY, 3939 Fruitridge (916) 732-2026. The interment will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, CA. Remembrances to The American Heart Association, 2007 "O" Street, Sacramento 95816.
TAFFET, EDWARD Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in Folsom, CA. at age 80. Born Wednesday, November 24, 1920 in New York, NY and was a 22 year resident of Folsom. Beloved husband of Patricia Taffet for 56 years. Devoted father of Philip Anthony Taffet and David Michael Taffet. Dear brother to Hannah Pashcow and Taffy Goldberg. Doting grandfather of Zachary Christopher Taffet and Keith Mark Taffet. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services Friday, November 9 at 11:00 am at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel-6200 Stockton Blvd-Sacramento, with burial to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes (922-5833).

 TAFOYA, ELENA B. Born August 21, 1922 in Riviera, New Mexico. Passed away November 5, 2001. A resident of Sacramento for 45 years. Wife of 58 years of Luis Tafoya. Loving mother of Roger Sr. and wife Maria, Louie and wife Sylvia, Eugene and wife Karen, and Phillip and partner Randy. Also, survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, November 9th at 12pm to be followed by a Rosary at 7pm at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass, Saturday, November 10th at 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, 39th & J Street. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

THOMSON, HAROLD A. Born 4-12-37, in Peoria, IL. Passed away 10-28-01 in Sacramento, CA. Retired from machinist union. Active in wildlife conservation and sportsmans organizations Life long love of family and the outdoors. Loving father of 6 children, Brenda, Carolyn, Dan, Steve, Brandon and Andy. He is also survived by his mother Anne, sisters Ben and Babe and the mothers of his 6 children, Karen and Janelle, as well as 10 grandchildren. To say he will be greatly missed by friends and family is an understatement. Services will be held at St. Charles Church at 1 PM , Mon. 11-12-01, at 7584 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA.

TOIVONEN, ATHALIA ANN SCHULZ Passed on November 3, 2001 after an extended illness. Thail was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to California in 1951 after her marriage to Arnold Toivonen. Athalia was an active member of Northridge Country Club for many years and was active in many groups, including Sierra Camera Club, Nifty Fifties, Mission Oaks Community Center Bridge, Shuffleboard and Cribbage, and productions on PBS. When she completes her journey, she will be greeted by her daughter, Karol Patterson, and her father, Clayton. She is survived by her daughters Linda Graft and Karen Bauser, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her two brothers Jim and Jack, and her mother Yvonne. Services will be held Friday, November 9th at 11:00 A.M. at GREEN VALLEY MORTUARY CHAPEL, Green Valley & Bass Lake Roads, Cameron Park. Memorials may be made to St. Therese of the Little Flower, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.


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