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BAEZ, RALPH JR. In this city, October 30, 2001. Aged 77. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. Baez. Loving and devoted father of Mary Louise Baez and the late Rose Marie Baez. Loved brother of Benjamin, Alfred and Arthur Baez, Frances Valencia, Madeline Aguilar and the late Lupe Blanco. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Sacramento, CA. Graduate of Grant High School, U.S. Army Air Corpsman and WWII Veteran, McClellan Air Force Base Civilian for 35 years, and Pinkerton Security Guard. Member of Sacred Heart Church, Central Lions Club, Mexican Athletic Club, Mexican-American Hall of Fame and PTA. President of Sacred Heart School Dad's Club and Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento. Friends are welcome at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home at 5401 Folsom Blvd. Friday, Nov. 2 for a vigil service at 3:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered for the repose of his soul, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Private Inurnment. Memorials preferred to American Diabetes Association.

BAUER, JO ANN A 27 year resident of Yuba City, passed away October 24, 2001. Born November 21, 1932 in Carey, Texas to George and Bonnie Freeland. Preceded in death by her son, William "Bill" Bauer. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, William D. "Bill" Bauer; her children, Deborah Franklin and husband Douglas Mitten, and Mark Bauer; her grandchildren, Andrew Franklin, William "Will" Bauer and wife Kelly, Scott Franklin, Rebecca Bauer, Whitney Leisenring, and Melissa Bauer; her great grandsons, Zachary Ivan Gray, and William Douglas Bauer; her siblings, Robert Freeland, and Norene Wilson, and numerous other family members and friends. Memorial services will be held Sunday, November 4, at 2PM in the Church of the Valley at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, or the Lupus Foundation of America. 

BECKER, NEOLA Born 10-25-16. Went home to Jesus 10-29-01. Survivors: son Bill Becker & wife Nancy; grandchildren, Ginger, Gabe, Katie, Isaac, and Jacob Becker. Memorial at Christ Community Church, Carmichael, CA, 11/2/01, 2pm.
 
BOUSLIMAN, HELEN THERESA In Sacramento October 28, 2001. Sister of Dorothy Godley, William Bousliman and Lloyd Bousliman. Preceded in death by her brother, Walter Bousliman. A native of Minnesota. Private services and interment were held at Calvary Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 1718 El Monte, Sacramento, CA 95815 or SPCA, 6201 Florin-Perkins Rd., Sacramento, CA 95828. Arrangements by North Sacramento Funeral Home.

CADE, DONNA MARIE Born on October 24, 1958, in Chicago Illinois, passed away on October 25, 2001 in Sacramento. Loving daughter of Donald T. and the late Shirley Cade. Loving sister of Cheryl D. Cade, Karen L. Cade, Suzette J. Cade and Stephanie Valadez. Granddaughter of Susie M. Owens. Great granddaughter of the Reverend James H. Brown of West Point Baptist Church of Chicago Illinois. Aunt to Keyara D. Cade and Gabriel Valadez. Niece to Leon Brown Jr. and Effie Brown of Chicago IL. Cousin to: Herman, Belinda, Pam Abraham and family. Friends are welcome for a visitation on Wednesday, October 31, 5-8PM, Thursday, November 1, 2001 3-8PM, and a service on Friday, November 2 at 5 PM all at East Lawn Rancho Cordova, 10450 Colomas RD., Rancho Cordova.

CHRISTENSEN, MARVIN WAYNE In this city, October 28, 2001. Beloved husband of Doreen Christensen. Loving father of Cheryl Christensen of Sacramento and father-in- law of James Enos of Sacramento. Loved brother of Helen Christensen of Harpers Ferry, lowa, Bernie Christensen of Calgary, Canada and Marlys Wagner of Texas. Native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, age 76. Retired Operational Engineers Local #3. Memorial Services are private. Arrangements by NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER Funeral Home. 

CU, GIOK SUY Of Sacramento, October 27, 2001. Loving husband of Lina Cu of Sacramento. Beloved father of Ben Cu, (owner of South Villa Restaurant), Sacramento, Luis Cu of Sacramento, Frederick and William Cu of the Philippines, Norma Ang of Sacramento, Dorothy Lim of the Philippines and Carolyn Cu of Sacramento. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 4 sisters. A resident of Sacramento 8 years. A native of China, aged 79 years. Friends may call for visitation Thursday, 12:00 Noon til 8:00 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M. til 8:00 P.M., with Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M. in ELK GROVE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. in Elk Grove, 686-1888, and are welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 3, at 10:00 A.M. in ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5500 13th Ave. in Sacramento. Interment in the Philippines will be private.

DUVALL, DORIS GWENDOLYN In Sacramento, October 31, 2001. Aged 76 years. Born in Alton, Illinois. Came from a family with 3 children. Widowed wife of Lewis E.O. Duvall. Beloved mother of sons and wives; Kenneth and Penny Duvall, Philip and Ileen Duvall. Beloved mother of daughters and husbands; Lowis and Timithy Dalpez, Doris V. Duvall, and Christine and Mack Smith. Grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Camellia Memorial Lawn in Sacramento.

FARNHAM, GEORGE J. Former State Information Officer and Bee Editor. Memorial Services for George Joseph Farnham, a former Information Officer for DMV and for the Department of Food and Agriculture and Copy Editor for The Sacramento Bee will be at 10:00am Saturday, at W.F. Gormley and Sons, 2015 Capitol Ave. George Farnham, an Oakland native, died Tuesday in a north area convalescent hospital. He was 82. Mr. Farnham spent his early years at St.Vincent's Home for Boys in San Raphael and went on to graduate from St. Mary's College after serving in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. He was a reporter and sports editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record, an editor for the Roseville Press- Tribune and a part time copy editor for The Sacramento Bee. He served as Assistant Information Officer for the Division of Highways and Information Officer for the Department of Fish and Game, Food and Agriculture and Motor Vehicles. He also produced documentary films for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. He retired in 1990. He is survived by his six children, Alf Farnham of Seattle, Nancy Williams of Vallejo and Susan Laudi, Michael, Joel and John Farnham, all of Sacramento, eleven grandchildren and his friend, Doris Vettel. He preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Eula, who passed away in 1990. Viewing has been scheduled from 3pm to 8pm on Friday, also in the Gormley funeral home. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent, One St. Vincent Drive, San Raphael, Ca. 94903.

GOODWIN, Gerald W. "Jerry" In Sacramento, CA October 30, 2001. Husband of Frances Goodwin. Survived by his in-laws: Asencion and Nena Aguilera, Nancy Correa and many nieces and nephews. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years of service. A U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, and a Sergeant in the S.A.C. Air Rescue Fire Weapons Control. Friends are invited to attend the Rosary 7:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2001 at the GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS, Riverside Boulevard & 2nd Avenue and also a Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.

HARLAN, MARILYN K. Age 69, passed away at her home in Carmichael on October. 26, 2001. She is survived by her children, Susan C. Harlan, Patricia A. Harlan, Robert R. Harlan Jr., son-in-law Cal Johnson, sister Lila Thaden, niece Julie Scott and nephew Michael Thaden. Marilyn truly loved life to the fullest even during her very debilitating illness. The light of her life has gone to be enjoyed by her heavenly Father. Her special sparkle will be greatly missed--yet our hearts will burn brightly forever with her memory. A celebration of her life will take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael, on Nov. 3, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33 ST., Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016 or by phone (800) 622-9010.

KINCAID, KATHRYN L. Born November 16, 1916 in Rush County, Indiana. Passed away October 29, 2001 in Sacramento, California. Kathryn Kincaid was the co-founder of Kincaids's Ethan Allen Gallery. She loved the business she helped start and managed the business until 1990. Tommy and Kathryn (Kay) built the business on wonderful service and a special caring for all their clients. Kathryn was a quiet but strong lady, who had a way of keeping the business together even in tough times. She was delightful to be around, easy to talk to, and always generous in doing what she could for others. Her willingness to listen to anyone at anytime was her greatest gift. Her office door was always open and she gave everyone a caring and concerned heart. She was also a member of the Soroptimist Club. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Tommy Kincaid; and her son, Ted G. Kincaid. She is survived by her son Ron Kincaid and wife Judy; daughter-in-law, Carol Kincaid; grandchildren, Nicole, Brian, and Jennifer Kincaid, Karen Gierman and husband Mike, David, and Tim Kincaid; great-grandchildren, Cheresse, and Megan Kincaid. She is also survived by her sisters, Alice Vail, and Mary Hiatt. Friends are invited to visitation Friday, November 2nd, 4PM-8PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 11AM in the Church of the Valley at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, California. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816, or Mercy Hospice, 9940 Business Park Drive, Suite #165, Sacramento, CA 95827. 

LAHR, PATRICIA JEAN Of Marysville, passed away October 29, 2001, age 71. Born January 22, 1930 in Gilroy, CA to Russel and Rose (Sories) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald L. Lahr who died May 1, 2001. She is survived by four sons, Donald L. Lahr Jr. of Folsom, John P. of Marysville, Gary J. of Doyle, CA and Robert K. of Citrus Heights; and 8 grandchildren. She was a graduate of Grant High School. Patricia was a homemaker, and loved to travel with her husband, especially after his retirement. She was a wonderful cook and loved her flower garden. According to her wishes, private service will be held. Burial is at Greenwood Memorial Garden Cemetery in Grass Valley. The family requests donations to American Cancer Society in Memory of Patricia J. Lahr. Burial arrangements by Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, Inc. 530-265-2429.

LEWIS, KEVIN BRIAN (Bunny) Died unexpectedly in his sleep on 10/27. Born in Montebello, CA, on Oct. 14, 1969. He was raised in Sacramento and moved to Mendocino County in 1998. He served in the Army and received the Good Conduct Medal. He was a 911 dispatcher for the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Trenton James, his parents Brian and Donna Lewis of Sacramento, his sister Jakie and her husband Dan Riggen of Sacramento, 3 nieces and 1 nephew. The Greatest Oak was once a little Nut that held its ground. Family and friends are welcome to attend services at Chapel by The Sea, Monday, Nov. 5th, at 10:00 am, 445 East Fir St., Fort Bragg, CA. Interment will be private.

LYNCH, CHARLES HUBERT "CHUCK" Born May 14, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away October 29, 2001 in Sacramento, CA. He is survived by his brother, William Lynch; sister-in-law, Dorthy Lynch; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He worked many jobs throughout his life and retired from Sacramento County as a MediCal eligibility worker at their U.C.Davis Medical Center office. Chuck enjoyed attending horse races, working on his computer and writing poetry. He also enjoyed playing chess and philosophical discussions with friends and family members. He was always interested in and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews over the years. A kind, considerate, thought-provoking gentleman, he will be missed by all who knew him. All friends and family are invited to a memorial mass on Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 am at St. John Vianney Church, 10497 Coloma Rd., Rancho Cordova. A receprion will follow at St. John's.
 
MCCASSY, MARGARET (MARNIE) Born Margaret Jessie Sawyer, June 8, 1907 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Luella and Charles Sawyer. She was the youngest of seven children. When she was one, they all moved to Southern California. She graduated from Hollywood High School. As a professional dancer, she was on stage in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as in motion pictures. She was a dance director at RKO Pathe in Hollywood where she met her first husband, Clayton Bardwell Lawrence. She later met and married Fredric William McCassy. She was affiliated with the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles, the founding of the Maud Booth Family Center, where she served as President of the Board. She was a member of the Pacific Palisades Women's Club where she served in many capacities. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Santa Monica Chapter, John Oldham Chapter in Grass Valley, and was the founder of the Conejo Valley Chapter. She died in Grass Valley, Ca., Oct. 21, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Lawrence. There will be a celebration of her life on Nov. 6, at the Sunrise Retirement Villa in Roseville, Ca. at 2 P.M.

METZLER, ALBERT Born September 1st, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. Died peacefully on March 14th in Carmichael, California of complications from diabetes and heart disease. Beloved father to Tom Metzler of Fair Oaks. Father-in-law to Kathy Metzler and grandfather to Matt and Chris. Preceded in death by Marian Klosterman Metzler, his wife of 48 years, in 1989. Brother to Emma, John, Armida, Kennard, Bertha, Louis and Robert. Worked as a Production Supervisor for Brown International in West Covina, California until his retirement. Forty two year resident of Whittier, California, he moved to Carmichael in 1996 to be closer to his family. Member of Toastmaster's International from 1991-1999. World War II veteran - landed on Day 1 of Normandy invasion as member of 111th Sea Bee Battalion. His ashes were interred next to his Marian at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. He was a wonderful, kind man whose quiet strength, humor and humility will be greatly missed.

MORAN, SUSAN ALICE In Sacramento, CA October 30, 2001. Beloved wife of Vincent R. Moran for 24 years. Loving mother of Laura Ann Vansickle, Deborah Monoogan (husband Tony) and Gregory B. Haley (wife Cathy). Loving grandmother of Michael, Rachel and Daniel Vansickle, Tony and Sara Monoogan, Tamara and Courtlyn Haley. Loving sister of Chuck Buttz. A native of Tacoma, WA aged 62 years. Member of Valley Hi Country Club and twice Captain of the Niners Group and the Board of Directors of WNGHA. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 12:30 PM Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Valley Hi Country Club, 9595 Franklin Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA. A reception will follow. Private Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland, CA. Remembrances preferred to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS.

MURPHY, JOHN (JACK) VINCENT Passed away in Sacramento on Oct. 30, 2001. Loving father of Christopher Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Teresa Peterson and Jacqueline Heinecke. Grandfather of Michelle Murphy, Kyle Murphy, Katie Murphy, John Peterson, Andrew Peterson and Camille Berringer. Brother of Patricia Goen. Uncle of Ingrid Reeves, Paul Riemann and his wife, Kathy Riemann and their son Harrison Riemann. A native of San Francisco, CA, age 71. Jack graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in San Francisco and attended Oregon State University and graduated from San Francisco State University. Jack enjoyed playing tennis and golf, bridge, book club, and jazz, visiting family and friends in Seattle, spending time with his family and grandkids and coaching Bambino Baseball. He retired as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves, and as an administrator with the Sacramento City Unified School District. He is the current president of the Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Friday, Nov 2, 2001, at 2PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA.

PAIZS, ELIZABETH BALOGH Born on September 10, 1910; native of Hungary. Passed away October 20, 2001 at the age of 91. Beloved mother of Beatrice Camille Daily, Byron (Bob) John Paizs and Priscilla Elizabeth Warddrip, Devoted grandmother of Renee Kringel, Brad Marsh, Kennedy Pains, Erin Warddrip and Laurel Warddrip. Sister of Steven Balog and Mary Northcote. Nieces Claudia Cox and Vickie Balog-Petrakos. Nephew Scott Northcote. Great grandchildren Carson, Grant and Alex Marsh, Poppy and Jasper Paizs. Elizabeth left her family with abundant memories of her kind devoted and compassionate nature. Elizabeth's artistic works and the pursuit of the mysteries of life attest to her fine intellect and talent. In the 1960's Elizabeth owned the "Rite Spot Cafe" in Sacramento (2011 J Street). Elizabeth's daily specials, pies and other types of deserts enjoyed a popularity of their own. Elizabeth introduced a whole new palette of flavors to her many friends and customers. Elizabeth loved the adventure of traveling. Her spirit continues on in the many lives she touched. We will treasure her memory and how she effected our lives with her exceptional character and values. To quote from the poem by Gibran, "O Soul!" "If some fool tells you the soul perishes like the body and that which dies never returns, tell him the flower perishes but the seed remains and lies before us as the secret of life everlasting." At her request no services were held. In charge of arrangements DEYOUNG MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 601 N. California Street. Private committal.

PEDEN, ELNORA A. In Sacramento on Oct. 24, 2001. Beloved wife of Pastor Earl C. Peden for 60 years. A native of Henry Co., Missouri. Aged 85 years. Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service Wed., Nov. 7, 2001 at 3:00 PM at Arcade Baptist Church, 3927 Marconi Ave., Sac., CA. Interment Private at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. Contributions may be made to Arcade Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL, CARMICHAEL, CA , (916) 482-8080.

POWELL, GEORGE FREDERICK Ret. U.S. Air Force Sargeant Born March 12, 1927, Cleveland, OH. Entered into rest October 29, 2001. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Powell of Sacramento. Father of Kathy Scarbrough and Steve, Tom, and Ben Powell. Stepfather of Robert and Laura Jamieson. Grandfather of nine. A retired employee of Product Development Corporation. Memorial Serjvice Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 12 p.m. at Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento

RAIMUNDO, BEVERLY JEAN Born July 22, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas. Passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2001. Loving wife of Armando L. Raimundo for 48 Years; also survived by daughter, Claudia Dondero; sister, Patricia Kimbrell; grandsons and great-grandsons; and numerous nephews and nieces. Past President of the American Legion Fort Sutter Ladies Auviliary 392, 3 years Past President of 40/8 La Societe de Femme Cabine 268, 1st Vice and 2nd Vice President of the Grand of California, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 67, 19 year member of American Business Women's Association, Member of the Children Receiving Home Guild of Sacramento. She was a very talented person working with art and crafts for many organizations. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday 11AM, November 4, 2001 at the American Legion Post 61, 1500 H Street, Sacramento. Reception following memorial at the same Post. Parking meters are free on Sunday. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association of California or to the charity of your choice.

RAWLINSON, LEONARD "RAWLY" Born April 4, 1913, in Victoria, B.C., went to be with the Lord on October 28th at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully, after a long illness, with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Alberta; his daughter, Sharlene Rawlinson St.Clair of Sacramento and sons, Dr. Gary Rawlinson of Folsom, Steve Rawlinson of Roseville, and David Rawlinson of Sacramento, and their families. He also leaves behind seven devoted granddaughters, 2 great-grandchildren, and his twin sister Leonora Nanniga of Vallejo. He served in the National Guard after high school graduation until he enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he moved his fanmily to Sacramento to start the Parts House at 9th and 0 St. From there he became an automotive part manufacturer representative until he retired at age 70. His early love for hunting and fishing were eventually surpassed by his love of golf. He was a member of Fremont Presbyterian Church for 40 years where he served as elder, and more recently a member of Pleasant Grove Community Church in Roseville for the past 6 years. After being a member of the Masons Golden Empire Lodge #733 for many years, he entered the Scottish Rite and sang with the Chanters. He will be dearly missed by his family, his extended family and many friends. An excellent story teller, the family gatherings will never be the same without his love, warmth, and sense of humor and, of course, the story of "The Hat". A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m., at Pleasant Grove Community Church, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. If desired, in lieu of flowers, he may be remembered with a donation to the Alzheimer's Disease Center, 4860 Y St., Suite 3900, Sacto., CA 95817, or to Pleasant Grove Community Church.

RHORER, THOMAS A. Born June 6, 1938, Tom passed away this past Sunday, October 28, 2001 in Sacramento from complications following a liver transplant after a long and courageous battle with the hepatitis C virus. A loving and supportive father, Tom is survived by his sons Kyle, Trent and Brian and his daughter-in-law Alexis. Tom's greatest joy came from participating in his sons' lives, especially their academic and athletic activities. Tom is also survived by his mother Mildred Judd, her husband James Judd, his brother Phil and Phil's wife Robin, his sons', Kyle's and Trent's mother Susan Burke, and his son's, Brian's mother Nicole Smith. Finally, Tom is survived by his loving companion Lola Aguilar, whose generosity was boundless. A professor of political science at American River College for over 35 years, Tom was passionate about encouraging his students to engage in political thought from the most robust liberal perspective. When not in the classroom, Tom enjoyed golfing, fishing, skiing, traveling, rooting for UCLA athletics, and spending time with his sons and Lola. A service celebrating Tom's life will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento (enter from the alleyway off of J Street between 8th and 9th Streets). There will be a reception at the same location immediately following the service. Remembrances in Tom's name can be made to the Central California Hemophilia Foundation, P.O. Box 163689, Sacramento, CA 95816.

ROBERTSON, WENDELL Born December 4, 1912 in Benton, Illinois. He passed away on October 29, 2001 in Roseville, California. He was predeceased by his wife Ina Rose Robertson. Beloved father to Philip Robertson and his wife Birgit, Barbara Locke and her husband Richard. Beloved grandfather to Ian Robertson, Kristina Robertson, Jeffrey Chastain, Stephen Chastain and his wife Kendra, Jeffrey Locke and his wife Traci, Kelly Locke; Loving great grandfather to 9 great grandchildren and loving brother to Brady Robertson and his wife Josephine. Wendell was raised in Southern Illinois. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, seeing action in the Normandy Invasion and the South Pacific. Following his military service, Wendell and his family farmed in the Benton area for several years before moving to Sacramento. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visitation on Thursday, 11/1 from 4 to 8 pm, Friday, 11/2 from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, 11/3 from 12 to 6 pm at Mount Vernon Memorial Park; 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, 11/3 at 10 am at Christ Community Church; 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael. 

ROBINSON, MICHAEL J. Born Feb. 1, 1949 in Sacramento, CA. Passed away on Oct. 30, 2001 in Pocatello, Idaho. Long time resident of Sacramento, Mike was a well known ceramic tile setter and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his children, his father, and brothers and sisters. Services will be private.

SHINAULT, THOMAS WILKINS LT. COL. (RET) Born June 17, 1924 in Byhalia, Mississippi. Passed away October 30, 2001 in Fair Oaks, California. Retired after 30 years of service with the United States Air Force, as a pilot, intelligence officer, and an engineer. Also retired after 10 years as a Safety Engineer with CIGNA. He had a life-long love of trains, and served as a docent for 15 years at the California Railroad Museum and was a founding member of Operation Lifesaver. Was preceded in death by his infant son: Lance Thomas Shinault, and his brothers: Louis Harold Shinault and Walter Sidney Shinault. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Shirley Ann Shinault, sons: Brian Sneed Shinault and wife Cindy, and Eric Wilkins Shinault, daughters: Rebecca Luigs and husband Tim, and Marcia Shinault Frank and husband Roy, and grandchildren: Beth, Thomas, Trey, Sean, and Ryan. He is also survived by his niece: Cynthia Rosenthal, and a large extended family. Friends are invited to visitation Friday, November 2, 4:00-8:00 PM at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, California. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: In memory of Tommy Shinault, California State Railroad Museum, Operation Lifesaver Foundation, 111 "I" Street, Sacramento, California 95814. 

STEELE, LARRY DONALD AKA "THE OLD DUFFER" Of Harbor, OR, passed away October 17, 2001 of cancer, age 73. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 9, 1928. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth Steele of Harbor, OR; son, Larry Steele of Stockton; daughter, Stephanie Pitts and husband Randall of Dixon; brothers, Milt Steele and wife Nancy of Fair Oaks, and David Steele and wife Carole of Flat Rock, NC; granddaughter, Amber Crabtree of Vacaville; grandsons, Larry and Donald Steele, both of Galt, and Aaron Pitts of Sacramento; and great-grandaughter, Kaylee Crabtree of Vacaville. He was preceded in death by parents, Frances & Beatrice Steele. Former resident of Sacramento, Larry was in the construction business with brother Milt and later in the Land Development Business. He was active in the Masonic Lodge and Ben Ali Shrine. Long time member of the Sacramento Sheriffs Dept. Reserves. After moving to Harbor, OR, he opened Seaview Auto & Boat Sales with brother Milt. He was active in OR with the Masonic Lodge, Shriners & was a member of both the Brookings City Police Reserves & Curry County Sheriffs Reserves. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001 at 2 pm at Masonic Lodge, Brookings, OR. Memorial contributions to Shriners Children's Hospital or Curry County Hospice Gold Beach, OR

TRILLO SR., MANUEL R. Passed away in Sacramento on October 23, 2001. Beloved husband of Karesia Trillo. Devoted father of Joseph and Manuel Trillo, Jr. Loving son of Manuel and Esther Trillo. Caring brother of Lisa, Gilbert and Patrick Trillo. Grandson of Lydia Coronado and Marina and Apolonio Trillo. Also leaves a host of other loving relatives and friends. Services were private. Arrangements by MORGAN JONES CHAPEL OF CHIMES. 

VANINA, ERNEST W. USAFR (Ret) Born in Santa Maria, CA, July 31, 1918. Died in Sacramento, CA, Oct. 31, 2001, after a long illness. Served honorably and proudly as a navigator in World War ll, the Korean War and the Air Force Reserves. Beloved husband of Ann for 51 years. Devoted father of Richard, Robert and Patricia Vanina. Dear grandfather of Stacy, Nicholas, Jenna, Lindsay and Lauren Vanina and two he loved as grandchildren, Jaquelin Luna and Dominic Staley. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend will be sadly missed. Services will be private.

VILES, BERTA T. In Jackson on October 29, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Clifford R. Viles, who passed away in 1992. Loving mother of Joan Dooley (Bob), Eveline Paris (Ray), Raymond Viles (Tami), Lorrain Coones, Teresa Reed (Scott), the late Jacqueline Fisher, Richard R. Viles, and Richard Viles; Loved grandmother of 18, great grandmother of 6, and great-great grandmother of 2. Dearest sister Maria Ballauf of Munich, Germany; She is also survived by her nephew Douglas Viles. She was a native of Germany, a resident of North Highlands from 1956 to 2000 and most recently lived in Jackson, CA. She was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Church of Christ. She was 77 years of age. Friends are welcome to attend services at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento on Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Institute in her name.

WILLIAMS SR., JIMMY CARL Born 6-07-23, died 10-30-01 in Rio Linda, Ca. Survived by his son Jimmy Carl Williams Jr. his stepson Richard Williams. His grandson Jimmy Carl Williams III and great granddaughter Nayven. Jim loved to watch his pigeons fly and a good boxing match. He made many friends who respected him and just loved to be around him. May he rest in peace.

WRASE, JEANNE SPOOR May 9, 1917 - Oct 28, 2001 A long-time Sacramento resident, Ms. Wrase worked for the State of California as an analyst in Social Welfare Department. She retired in 1977. During World War II, Ms. Wrase served in the Women's Army Corp for two years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. She then earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from Ohio University. Her death follows a prolonged illness. Final resting place will be San Joaquin-Delta National Cemetery. No service is planned.

YOGI, CHIYO Born March 25, 1910 in Maui, passed away October 30, 2001 in Roseville, CA. Wife of her late husband Tatsusei Yogi. Beloved mother of Amy E. Toy of Stockton, Takashi Yogi of Santa Cruz, Sachi Wilson of Granite Bay and Robert T. Yogi of Citrus Heights. Devoted and loving grandmother of Stephanie A. Toy, Brent A. Wilson, E. Spencer Toy and Jaime A. Wilson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Chiyo was a devoted member of the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church of Sacramento. Chiyo was known by most people as "Grandma". She survived many hardships throughout her long life but only showed love, support and joy to those around her. She was an avid gardener and had a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all she always accepted people as they were and strived to help them any way she could. All those whom she touched will miss her dearly. As per her request, a private service will be held for family members only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent on her behalf to: Japanese SDA Church, 4040 49th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95823.


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