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AZEVEDO, RICHARD D. In Sacramento, Age 59. A life long resident of Sacramento, born April 28, 1942. Preceded in death by his father, Virgil S. Azevedo and his grandparents, Pansy B. and Dr. Manuel L. Azevedo and Lelia Belle Wyatt. Survived by his mother, Merle L. Azevedo. His wife, Patricia, father of Kevin, Christy and Eric. Richard was a graduate of Hiram Johnson H.S. where he was a member of the football and track teams. He graduated from California State University at San Francisco in 1966. After completion of college he served in the Army for two years at the rank of Sergent. He became a licensed architect in 1982, and worked for the University of California at Davis, Office of Architects and Engineers for more than 25 years. He was especially proud that he was project manager for the Comparative Medicine facility and the Vet Med Diagnostic Lab. In 1989 he received an A & PS Achievement Award from UCD for outstanding performance. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, and participated in the annual White Knuckle Downhill Race held at Northstar. He will be missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

BEDEAU, KATHRYN A. Died peacefully at her home, on October 23rd, 2001. She was born September 13th, 1906, in Janesville, Lassen Co. CA. A second generation native Californian, she was the second daughter, of four children born to Harry and Lilia Fitch. Kathryn lived on the family farm until the age of 13 when she went to work and attend Portola high school. Kathryn graduated valedictorian of her class in 1924. She moved to Sacramento where she graduated from and taught at Heald Business College. Her first position was in the law firm of Henry and Bedeau as a legal secretary. In March of 1933, Kathryn married Grover W. Bedeau, who was later appointed judge of the Superior Court of California, by then Governor Earl Warren. Kathryn & Grover raised two children, enjoyed their home in East Sacramento, and spent summertime at Lake Tahoe. She was heavily involved with many community organizations including, Sacramento Camp Fire Girls, the Legal Aide Society, the PTA and the American Red Cross among others. Following the death of Judge Bedeau in 1957, she returned to work first in the county clerks office, then later as a legal secretary and finally court reporter to the State of California, Third Appellate Court. Following her retirement she continued to serve the community with the Legal Aide Society and the Sacramento Childrens Recieving Home, and was a longstanding member and deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She also enjoyed traveling, and her family. She is survived by her sister Marie Sullivan, brother Marion Fitch, daughter Deanna Pritchard and her husband William Pritchard, son Grover W. Bedeau Jr. and his wife Kay Bedeau, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and dedicated caretakers. She was well loved by her family and many friends. Friends are invited to attend the memorial service Saturday, 11:00am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814, followed by inturnment at East Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made in her name to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, or the Campfire USA Sacramento Sierra Council, 105 Sutter Ave, Roseville, CA 95678. W.F. Gormley & Sons, Funeral Directors Since 1897.

BORRE, MARY E. Passed away on October 4, 2001 in Sacramento. She was born on January 20, 1937 and was a resident of Elk Grove for the past 15 years. Lovingly known as Granny Goose, she is survived by her husband Jim and sons Michael and Matthew. She was a devoted grandmother to Nathan, Kaylee, Kristin, Nickelous and Elizabeth. Family and friends are invited to an open house in celebration of her life on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at 12215 Blake Rd. in Wilton. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

 
BURGER, LAVELL R. Lavell passed away October 21, 2001 in Sacramento, CA, at the age of 81. Born October 21, 1920 in Spring City, UT. Beloved mother of Brian Burger of Carmichael, CA, Celia Royer of Santa Rosa, CA, Nancy Brooks of Redmond, WA, Claudia Stone of Mountain View, CA, Phyllis The of Palo Alto, CA, and Caren Goody of Elk Grove, CA. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Loving sister to Jewell Rasmussen of Salt Lake City, UT and Della Oldham of Reno, NV. A resident of Sacramento for 25 years and a lifetime active member of the LDS Faith. Her love and passion will be missed by those who knew her. Friends and relatives are welcome for viewing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, from 4-8PM and funeral service on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at 11AM, at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd. 

JACK F. Born May 24, 1927 in Modesto, Ca., passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, in his home on October 23, 2001, after a long illness. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Arlene, son David and daughter-in-law Kathy, of Columbus, Ohio, son Warren and daughter-in-law Cami, of Hercules, Ca. daughter Lenore of Sacramento and sisters Elaine Haskin and Martha Schlander of Modesto, Ca. He will be missed by many more friends and family. Jack was a public accountant and successful businessman in Sacramento. He owned the Yolo Club in West Sacramento from 1974 to 1987. He was also a member in good standing of the Washington Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of California. Jack was a long time resident of El Macero, Ca. where, as an avid golfer, the only thing he enjoyed more then spending time on the links was being with his family and friends. Jack was a man of dignity, honor, strength, courage and love. He will be sorely missed by those whose lives he graced. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at El Macero Country Club, at 11:00 am, on Friday, October 26, 2001. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yolo Hospice, ph#530/758-5566

DARLAND, MARY DOLORES (URUETA) A long time resident of Sacramento passed away October 21, 2001, in Lancaster, California. She was born in Independence, Kansas on September 22, 1912. Mary met her husband John while attending Burton Avenue Baptist Church in Waterloo, Iowa. They were married in 1936. They made their residence in Iowa until the beginning of WWII. At that time they moved to Vancouver, Washington, in order for John to get into war work. At the end of the war they moved to Sacramento where she resided for 46 years. John and Mary were founding members of Central Baptist Church where Mary served as a Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, choir member and soloist. Mary also opened her home weekly to children for a Good News Club. Mary worked at Libby's cannery, California Almond Growers and Sacramento City College where she was supervisor in Food Services. Mary is survived by her five children: Richard Darland and wife Elaine of Huntington Beach, Calif., Charles Darland and wife Barbara of Redmond, Oregon, Corrinne Lindemuth and husband Bob of Brookville, Penn., Naomi Snow and husband Bob of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Sylva Robinson and husband Roger of Lancaster, Calif. There are 14 grandchildren Ronald and Richard Darland, Philip, Paul and Peter Lindemuth, Daniel Robinson, Malinda Darland Cooper, Roseanna Darland Allen, Kimberley Snow Horner, Kolette Snow Thompson, Kristen Snow Ball, Klarrisa Snow, Rachel Robinson Smith and Pamela Lindemuth Prinkey. There are 18 great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. She is also survived by her sister Juanita Jameson of Sacramento, Calif. Mary was preceded in death by her husband John, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. In addition to being a pianist and artist, Mary captivated her audiences with colorful and lively storytelling. She touched many lives and will be sorely missed. Mary had lived in Lancaster, Calif. for the last five years. In Lancaster there will be a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at Living Way Foursquare Church on Friday, October 26, 2001. In Sacramento visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2001. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2001, at Harry Nauman and Son. Internment to follow at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Revival Fires Ministry, P.O. Box 1008, Branson West, MO 65737. 

DAY, HELEN SORENSON WILLIAMSON Helen died October 13, 2001 in an automobile accident near Reno, Nevada. She is survived by her beloved family, husband John Day of Sparks and Henderson, Nevada, daughters Ruth Person of Carmichael and Joan Scurran (Jeff) of Tucson, grandchildren Matthew and Andrew Person of Carmichael, Shelley Robinson (Jamie) of Tucson, and Joshua Scurran of Portland, Oregon, brother Arthur Peterson (Inga) of Vancouver, Washington, sister-in-law Helen Sorenson of Renton, Washington, seven nieces and nephews, several cousins, and many friends across the country. Helen was predeceased by her first husband, Edwin Williamson M.D., her parents Hans and Emma Sorenson, and her brothers Albert, Henry and Clarence Sorenson. She was born December 23, 1914 in Stady, North Dakota on a homestead, graduated from high school in Noonan where she played on the girls championship basketball team, and earned her RN degree at St. Barnabas Hospital nursing school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During WWII she served in the Army Nurse Corps in England, North Africa and Italy and achieved the rank of first lieutenant. After the war Helen returned to the States where she and Ed raised their daughters, in Battle Creek, Michigan. When Ed passed away she moved to Reno to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren, and continued her nursing work at Washoe Medical Center. She married John Day in 1991. Helen was involved lifelong in leadership positions in many church, school and community activities, including the Reno AARP. She also enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and reading and had traveled to all fifty states. She was a warm, caring and generous person and a friend to many. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held October 17, 2001 in Reno. Any remembrances may be made to the American Red Cross.

EARL SR., HERBERT Passed away peacefully on October 18, 2001 in Sacramento, CA. He was a native of Bayou Goula, LA. Member of the Mason Order Philomathean #2 and a Deacon at the Greater St. Stephen Church. The family invites you to his visitation on Friday, October 26, 2001 from 4-8PM with Masonic Rites at 7PM in THOMPSON'S ROSE CHAPEL, 3601 Fifth Ave. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2001 - 11AM at Greater St. Stephen Church 6380 63rd Street. Interment - Monday, October 29, 2001 at 10AM, Sacramento Memorial Lawn.

EKLOF, MURIEL B. LARSON In Sacramento on October 23, 2001. Beloved wife of John Eklof for 49 years, who preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by her loving family; daughter, Nancy Concklin and her husband Gerald; son, David Eklof and his children Mark, Ellen and Emily; daughter, Judy Watts and her husband Dave and two children, Lindsey and Jeffrey and daughter Sherri Eklof and her son, Jordan Hayes. Also her sister-in-law, Myrtle Widmark and her family and many long-time friends. Raised in Berkeley, she moved to Sacramento after getting married. She was a member of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center for many years and will always be remembered for her beautiful paintings that so many are fortunate to have hanging in their homes. There will be a private service. Because Muriel had such a love of animals, the family requests that memorials be made to the Sacramento SPCA or the Castaway Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 2172, Elk Grove, CA 95759. Arrangements by the Neptune Society of No. CA. Sacramento. 

ERICKSON, BARBARA J. SELBY Age 79, born February 20, 1922, passed away from a massive stroke on October 21, 2001 at Villa Pomerado in Poway, CA. Barbara was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained a Master's Degree at a later date. She was a Home Economics Teacher for many years in the Sacramento School District. Barbara was a very devout Christian. She was preceeded in death by her husband Floyd Erickson. She is survived by her two sons, Steven Marcus of Vancouver, B.C. and Kirk Erickson of San Jose. She is also survived by a brother, William "Bill" Selby of Petrolia, CA. No services will be held.

FEBANSKE, LEROY FRANK Born May 27, 1918. Passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2001. Beloved husband of Rosa Febanske. Loving father of Martin and Adriana. Caring brother of Mabel Knick of Fresno, CA. Also survived by many more loving relatives. Memorial service will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. (Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM) 

FLOYD, CHARLES "SIR CHARLES" A long time resident of Rancho Cordova, passed away surrounded by family And friends on October 19, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 yrs., Vera. Two daughters, Kay and husband David, Patricia and husband, David. Three sons, Michael, Jack and wife, Nancy, Stephen and wife Bev. Eight grandchildren, and Four great grandchildren. Two brothers, William and Jack and Sisters, Joan and Lilly all Of England also survive him. Charles was a member of the Royal Air Force in WWII. Also a member of the Moose Lodge and Shriners. A wonderful father, husband and friend will be sadly missed. Arrangements by the Neptune society of NO. CA. Sacramento.

FOEY, HENRY L. In Sacramento, October 16, 2001. Brother of Pearl Jones of Monterey, Lily Mason of San Leandro, Sam Foey of Oregon, Helen Louis, Annie Wong, Fannie Wong, and David Foey all of Sacramento and Brenda Foey of Oregon. He leaves many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Great Nephews. A native of Red Bluff, aged 67 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, has lived in Sacramento for the past 50 years and retired as a Foreman from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend Memorial Funeral Services Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, 4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Private Cremation with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. 

HOLLAND, JACQUELINE "JACKIE" Born 3/25/50 in Webster, Mass. Passed away Oct. 21, 2001. She is survived by her loving husband, Dana Holland, and children Scott, Nicole and Jason. Cherished grandmother to Brandon and Clarrisa. Beloved sister to Jim and his wife Patty. Daughter of James Joseph Maloney, Sr. and Annette Marie Maloney. Native of Sacramento. Member of the Capitol City Mountain Goats, Rough and Ready, Sacramento Jeepers, she loved the outdoors, jeeping, and her family. A beautiful person and gentle soul, she will be missed. Dear family and friends are invited to her memorial/wake November 10 at 10:00 am at the Capitol City Mountain Goats Clubhouse, 13333 White Rock Rd., Rancho Cordova.

HUFF, MARY KATHLEEN March 25,1935 - October 21, 2001. Mary was preceded in death by husband Robert L. Huff, parents Harold and Marjorie Teasley. Loving Mother of Debbie Harina, Becky Tietz, Cynthia Weston and Robert Huff. Sister to Terry, Michael and Douglas Teasley; 10 grandchildren, 3 great granddaughters. Mary retired from California Youth Authority in 1990. Memorial Service to be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, Friday, October 26, 2001, at 3PM in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. 

HUNT, HAROLD A. A Sacramento dairyman and rancher for many years, went suddenly to heaven on October 18, 2001. He was born to a pioneer family in Elk Grove, CA, on August 18, 1922. He attended schools in Elk Grove and graduated from the University of California at Davis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. He was a founding member of Faith Bible Church, and served as an elder for many years. He will be sadly missed by Audrey, his beloved wife of 50 years, and by his children, Susan Gonzalez, William Hunt, Patricia Dann, David Hunt, Nancy Pease, Donald Hunt, and their spouses; and by fourteen grandchildren, his brother, Wilfred Hunt, and his sister, Marian Cahill. Friends are welcome for visitation Friday from 3PM to 8PM at Andrews & Greilich, 3939 Fruitridge Road, and are invited to attend a service at Faith Bible Church, 2231 59th St., Sacto, CA, on Saturday at 2PM, and the burial at East Lawn Cemetery, following the service. Remembrances may be made to Faith Bible Church.

ISBILL, LULUBELLE LOWE Born July 14, 1916 in West Ely, Missouri. Passed away on October 23, 2001 in Fair Oaks. Preceded in death by her husband Rev. O. Ralph Isbill. Survived by her son, Terry Isbill and wife Nancy, daughter, Vonda Mellott and husband Carl; brother, Gerald Lowe of Burlington, lA; 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Friends and family are welcome to attend the viewing Fri. 10/26, 5-7PM at Village Chapel, 7960 Winding Way, Fair Oaks. Memorial service Saturday, 10/27, 1PM at the Open Bible Church, 7736 Sunset Ave., Fair Oaks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Open Bible Missions.

KELLEY, JUNE A. Passed away in Cedar Grove on October 22, 2001. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Robert Kelley; Loving mother of Robert Larson of Cedar Grove, Michael Kelley of Hawaii, and Patrick Kelley of Lake Tahoe, CA; Loved grandmother of 4. She was preceded in death by her first husband Wayne Larson and also her brother Clive Mefford. She was a native of Greeley, CO, a graduate of the McClatchy High School Class of 1940 and resided in Carmichael until moving to Cedar Grove with her husband in 1983. She worked for 21 years until retirement from McClellan AFB. In her free time she loved animals, gardening, painting landscapes, gambling and horseback riding at Lake Tahoe. She also volunteered at the Stanford Home for Children. She was 79 years of age. Friends are welcome for services on Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 2:00 PM at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. Burial will follow.

KENT, LEONA M. In Carmichael on October 21, 2001, at the age of 85. Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 4, 1916. Mrs. Kent's entire professional career was spent working with men and women who were addicted to alcohol and other drugs. While working as Prevention Coordinator for the State Department of Alcoholism Program in the early 1960's she pioneered new and innovative programs in prevention and paraprofessional training. In the 1970's she began a long tenure as the Executive Director of the Women's Recovery Association (WRA) of San Mateo County, CA. Under her direction WRA become a nationally recognized program for recovering women. Mrs. Kent was involved at both the state and national level on boards and commissions related to alcohol and drug problems. She was a founding member of the California Women's Commission on Alcoholism. She was also listed in California's Who's Who and was elected to the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fall in 1985. Upon retirement in 1985 she returned to Carmichael to be near her family. Mrs. Kent authored a number of articles on recovery from addiction and is the co-editor of the book, "The Paraprofessional in the Field of Alcoholism, A New Profession." This past July she celebrated her 50th year of sobriety. Mrs. Kent was the widow of Edwin Kent of Carmichael and the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive her: Darlene Davis of Sacramento, CA; Garth Kent of Victoria, Canada; Timothy Kent of New Mexico, David Piercy of Eugene, Oregon; Donald Piercy of Drain, Oregon; Jay Piercy of Lincoln, CA; Barbara Willbur of Elverta, CA. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 27, under the direction of Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA. Remembrances preferred to Women's Recovery Association (WRA), 1450 Chapin Avenue, First Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010, Attention: Bette McDonnell or to any other non-profit organization related to the prevention and treatment of addiction.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KINNEY, BRENDA J. Born February 22, 1949 in Bakersfield, CA to Elton L. and Eula M. Sisk. Brenda is survived by both. And is also survived by her husband Michael G. Kinney of Big Lake, AK, son Peter P. Petersen and wife Lori and grandsons Jacob, Monterio, Richard and Anthony, son Michael Kinney and wife Misty and granddaughter Riley, daughter Sheila Marten and husband James and granddaughter Cymbre and Breylan, brother Lloyd and wife Sarah Sisk and family, sister Janet and husband Richard D. Morrison and family, all of Sacramento. Sister Judith and husband Ronald Bond and family of Pleasanton, brother Danny Sisk of San Louis Obispo and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services are to be held Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, 10AM at Sac. Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd., with a gathering to follow.

LANSDON, MABLE Born March 9, 1932, peacefully passed away to continue her journey with our Lord on October 24 in Oroville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, JW. Lansdon of 33 years. She is survived by three brothers, Bill Glaspie of Oroville, CA; Jim Glaspie of Post Falls, ID; and Kenneth Glaspie of Clarkston, WA.; by her three children, Venita and David Ellick of Bainbridge Island, WA, Ron and Jeri Lansdon of Rancho Cordova, CA, and Anina and Mark Jones of Kooskia, ID; by her six grandchildren, Eric Raynolds, Michael Ellick, Sean Ellick, Amanda Jones, Ryan Jones, and Jay Lansdon and by many other nieces and nephews. She was a long time resident of Orangevale, CA and a recent resident of Oroville. She will be remembered for her gracious demeanor and her optimistic spirit that greeted everyone with a smile. Her grandchildren will always remember Grandma saying, "You're so pretty, you hurt my eyes." Our love for our mother will follow her to Heaven and her legacy will be with us for all the days of our lives. A Memorial Service will be held at the Free Trinity Church of Oroville on Saturday, October 27th at 1:00. Private interment at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, CA. Reichert's Funeral Service - Directors.

LEE, SAMUEL ALLEN Samuel Allen Lee, 76, passed away Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 at his home. He was born September 29th, 1925 in Paris, Arkansas, the son of Daniel and Hattie Bernice Lee. Sam was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific with the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, aboard the USS Belle Grove. After leaving the service, Sam settled in the Marysville California area where he met and married Stella LaVerne Shaw on November 9th, 1946. Sam moved his family to Roseville in 1948 after becoming employed by the Pacific Fruit Express in Roseville. Sam also operated several businesses in the Roseville and Citrus Heights area during the late 50s and early 60s. He briefly ran a dry cleaning service in Old Town Roseville, owned and operated Sam's Signal Service Station in Citrus Heights on Auburn Blvd, and was a licensed Real Estate Broker handling properties in the Roseville/Citrus Heights area. He went to work for Sacramento Regional Transit, as a bus driver in 1965 and worked there until his retirement in 1995 with 30 years of service. During retirement, Sam volunteered his time and services to the Salvation Army. Sam enjoyed working with the public and went to great length's to provide his customers the best of service. Customers of his service station always received "full service" and when things were a little tight, a few extra days to pay the bill. Regular passengers on his bus route will remember him as someone who displayed great personal interest in them. Over the years, we came to feel as if we personally knew the regulars of his various routes from the stories he brought home. Sam was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Surviving are his wife of Roseville; his children, Stephen Allen Lee and partner Elaine of North Odgen UT; Mitchell Scott Lee and wife Linda of Roseville; Vincent Pike Lee of Roseville; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and nephew Curtis Lee of Petaluma. Family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Salvation Army, Lincoln Street, Roseville.

LEWIN, KATHLEEN (CHICKIE) Of Fair Oaks, October 23, 2001, a native of San Francisco, age 55 years. Wife of Eugene Lewin. Mother of Sheri Lewin. Sister of Edward Stokes (Josie), John Stokes, her twin sister Norma Berg (Timothy), Colleen Seck (Donald) and Mark Stokes (Diane). Friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Chickie's life Saturday 10AM at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (6335 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, 725-2109). Family requests donations be made to Aid Retarded Children in Chickie's name.

MARTIN-KINT, BETTY LOU Born May 8, 1931. Passed away at a local hospital Oct. 19 after a lengthy illness. A native of Oklahoma, she was a graduate of Portola High School before moving to Sacramento 50 years ago. She was a 34 year employee of Western Union. She ended her working career as a secretary with the Salvation Army. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Genevieve Martin of North Highlands and a sister of the late Charles Martin of Reno. She is survived by her husband Wayne. She was a member of the Retired Western Union Employee's Association and a member of the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and the Western Swing Society. In respect to her wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Salvation Army or the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes.

MATALONE, DOMINICK (DOM) 54, rose to the Spirit World to continue his journey on Oct. 22, 2001. Still loving him are his mother Mickey Crocker, his wife Lindy, his children Rich Sampognaro and Suzie Whitesel, his grandchildren Rocky, B.J., Jaime D., Jenna and many, many friends he loved while here. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 beginning at 5:00 PM. For directions to the celebration please call (916) 988-0139 or (916) 863-1393.

MAYER, STANLEY The Native American community lost a great champion on October 23, 2001. Stanley Mayer, a Mono Indian healer, has been called to join his Spirit Helpers. Born December 21, 1947, and raised in North Fork, California, Stanley was the only son of Bill and Sylvena Mayer. Stan spent 24 years at the State Department of Health Services, where he worked to improve the lives of Native Americans throughout California. He was instrumental in organizing the Chaw Se Traditional Medicine Gathering. Because of Stan's vision, the Bear Dance Ceremony has become a treasured annual event at the Round House in Yosemite. Stan was a tireless advocate on behalf of the non-federally- recognized tribes. A Viet Nam veteran, Stan also devoted himself to helping fellow veterans at the yearly Stand Down here in Sacramento. Stan will be sorely missed by his many devoted friends. Remembrances may be made to the Mono Nation, P.O.Box 1377, and North Fork, CA 93643 A sweat will be held in Stan's honor at 6pm Saturday in North Fork. Visitation will be Sunday, October 28, from 2:00 to 8:00 at Jays Chapel in Mariposa (559-674-8814). Graveside services will be 1pm Monday, October 29, at the North Fork cemetery. For information regarding a Sacramento Memorial Service, call 929-9731.

McINTYRE, RUTH Received by the Lord, October 21, 2001 in Sacramento. Born Martha Ruth Wise August 5, 1912 in Bridge Port, Texas to John Qunnie Wise and Pattie Morgan, the third of seven children. Ruth resided in the Carmichael area for the past 50 years. Once the Executive House Keeper for the Sacramento Inn. Hobbies included bowling, square dancing (Pathfinders) and gardening. A member of Carmichael Presbyterian Church. Ruth was a modern day Will Rogers as she never met anyone she didn't like. Ruth was preceded in death by husband Maurice A. McIntyre and daughter Hazel Jo Vegas. She is survived by a loving brother Donald Wise and wife Mimi, sons Gill McIntyre (Mardel), San Diego, Gary McIntyre, North Highlands. Grandchildren Glen Vegas (Sandi), Carmichael, Susan Gratner (Chuck), Mt. Lebanon, PA., Jeffery McIntyre (Courtney), Saugas, CA., Mark McIntyre (Amanda), San Diego, Sean McIntyre, Reno, NV., 9 great grand children and 2 great great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to the viewing 9AM to 1PM on Saturday, October 27th at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA. A Memorial Service will be held on October 27th at 2PM at the Carmichael Presbyterian Church; 5645 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael. Reception following. 

MILLICAN, EMMA In Sacramento on October 24, 2001. Loving mother of David Millican and his wife Nancy, of Auburn, CA. Grandmother of Mike Millican of Sacramento and Mark Millican of Pleasanton, CA. At her request no services will be held. Remembrances may be made to the Mercy Hospice, 7919 Folsom Blvd., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95826. Arrangements at East Lawn Mortuary.

REYNOLDS, MICHAEL J. In Sacramento October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of Laurie Reynolds. Loving father of Michael (Michelle), Mark (Melissa), Maximillian (Melanie), Melchizedek and Marcella (Jesse). Devoted grandfather of Christian and Josiah. Caring brother of Brenda and Richard Reynolds. Also survived by a host of other loving relatives and friends. Graveside services were private. Donations may be made to the Michael Joe Reynolds Memorial Fund, First Convenant Church, 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Arrangements by MORGAN JONES CHAPEL OF CHIMES.

ROWE, RICHARD ARTHUR Died Oct. 21, 2001 in Woodland at the age of 61. Born in Marysville, CA, March 8, 1940. Served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. Employed by Cal Trans as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 37 years. Loving husband of Sandra Lee Rowe of Woodland. Loving father of Brian (Kelly), Todd (Dawn), Scott (Michelle), & Paul (Debbie). A memorial service will be held at McNary's Chapel on Monday, Oct. 29, at 1PM. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

SEARS, DONNA C. A great and magnificent spirit was released from the earth when Donna C. Sears left this life on October 23, 2001 in Sacramento. A native Californian, Donna was born on October 27, 1927 in Vallejo and spent her formative years in Antioch, where she graduated from Antioch High School and served as the Honored Queen of the Job's Daughters. She attended Sacramento City College where she met John Aubry Sears, who she married in 1949. While she delighted in raising her sons, she also found fulfillment in a career, first with the San Juan Unified School District, later as the Executive Director of the Sacramento College of Medical/Dental Technicians and finally with the Sacramento County Welfare Department, from which she retired in 1993. In retirement, she worked with the Senior Gleaners. She loved reading mysteries and solving word puzzles, especially her daily crossword and cryptaquote. She also enjoyed frequent trips to Reno with family and friends, but her passion was her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Donald B. and Thelma Cramer and her cherished husband, John. She is survived by her beloved companion Warren (Bud) Ford, adoring sister Doreen Parsons (Stanley, deceased), and cherished sons Jeffrey Sears (Cheryl Clark) and Gary Sears (Johanna), Britt Harden and Steven Ford (Joyce); beloved grandchildren Dmitri, Kristen, Amanda, Ethan and Emma Sears and Britt Erin Harden; cherished great-granddaughter Siobhan Kline; beloved nieces and nephews Donald Parsons, Cheryl Hawkins, Richard Parsons (Susan) and Linda McLaren (Jim); beloved grandnieces and nephews Aaron Parsons, Kelly McLaren, Daniel and Nathan Iniguez, Tammy Ingram (Josh), Jacqueline and Ricky Parsons, Cindy Jones, Krystal, Josh, Rebecca and Elizabeth Ingram also Adam and Matthew Odehnal. Mom had a heart that encompassed and accepted the entire world. With her special love and generous spirit, she touched all she met. She was "Auntie D" or "Grandma D" or 'Big Momma" to everyone who came into her home, attended her parties and enjoyed the wonderful meals she prepared. Her special love included daughter-in-law Kathy Hays, Deborah Parsons, Gary and Audrey Nichols, Laurie Weishahn, Edward and Julie Iniguez, Dale and Cher Grenie, David and Debbie Denham, Sarah and Emily Denham, Kathy Springer and Amala Easton. Her special friends and extended family are too numerous to list. A celebration of her life will by held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001 at the chapel at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento California. Friends are invited to join the family at mom's house following the service. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

TANNEHILL, JOYCE D. 1918 - 2001 Born on Sept. 29, 1918 and passed away on October 21, 2001. She was a native Californian and the third generation of her family to be born in Oroville. Her great grandparents (Layson) came across the plains on a wagon train. She was a 60 year resident of the Roseville area. Joyce was a schoolteacher in the Arcade - San Juan School districts for 35 years. During this time she was active in many Masonic Organizations. She served as Guardian and Deputy Grand Guardian of Job's Daughters, was Past Matron of O.E.S. and also active in the White Shrine and Amaranth. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas H. Tannehill. She is survived by her son Larry Tannehill of Roseville, daughter Lynn Bain of Panama City Florida, two grandchildren, Donald Bain, & wife Ruby, Lisa Gross, & husband Jerry and one great granddaughter, her sister Gloria Smith & brother in law Clayton and two nieces Corrine Foster, & husband Bill, Carol Burns & husband Ron. There will be no services as per her request; those who wish to make a remembrance may contribute to the local youth groups, which she always supported. She will be greatly missed.

TAVERNIER, BOYD D. Sept. 13, 1936-Oct. 24, 2000 OOFTA! Boyd D. Tavernier, 65, of Sacramento died Wednesday, October 24th. Boyd was a native of So. Dakota. He was a paving/construction contractor and manufacturer and a member of the Fremont Elks Lodge for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Tavernier; son Rocky Tavernier; daughters Tina Tavernier and Cindy Meiggs; daughters-in-law Debbie Tavernier, Becky Giguere; son-in-law Mark Meiggs; and grandchildren Casey and Nicole Tavernier and Emma Meiggs; and 5 brothers and 2 sisters. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 2pm at 12101 Rancheria Dr., Oakdale, CA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Boyd Tavernier, P.O. Box 1882, Oakdale, CA 95361.

ZENDER, (ERSKYNE) LORRAINE B. Age 78 in Sacramento, on October 24, 2001. A native of Gadsden, AL. and a Sacramento resident for 38 years. Beloved wife of LCDR Ralph J. (Zip) Zender, USN (Ret.); Loving mother of Kathryn (Kathy) Zender Di Minno and Margaret (Margo) Zender. Beloved "Gramzee" of Lea and Allyana Wiviott. Daughter of the late John Henry C. and Minnie Baker. Sister of Ralph Baker and the late James & Clyde Baker, Virginia Carr, Mary Franklin, and Geraldine Stancill. Also surviving are a number of nieces & nephews. Mrs. Zender served in the U.S. Navy Waves during WWII as a Chief Petty Officer at Pensacola, FL. She was a member of the Sacramento EX Waves, the Assoc. Officers Wives Club and Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. Honoring Mrs. Zenders' wishes there will be no funeral services. The Neptune Society of No Ca. will be in charge of cremation & scattering at sea. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Assoc. of Sacramento -Emigrant Trails, 909 12th St., Sac., CA 95814 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 160586, Sacramento, CA 95816-0586.


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