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Claire O'Brien
Former Davis High School Principal Claire O'Brien died on Aug. 23, 1996, at the age of 93.
Born on May 25, 1996, 1903 in Sacramento, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Berkeley.
After Davis High School opened in 1927, she was one of the school's first teachers, instructing students in shorthand and typing.
She went on to become the vice principal and then the principal of the school until the early 1950s. After leaving Davis High School, she served as assistant chief in the Bureau of Business Education.
She lived in Land Park and retired in 1980.
An active member of Soroptomists International, she was a past president of the group. As well, she belonged to the Leila Maple Studio of Dance since the 1920s. She was a key figure behind the production of the studio's yearly ballet programs, which ceased in 1970.
An avid photographer, she had her own darkroom and equipment.
No services will be held. Donations may be sent to the Soroptomist Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 163604, Sacramento, 95816.

Georgia A. Carrere
Georgia A Carrere died on Aug. 26, 1996, at home in Davis after a lengthy illness. Born on June 23, 1916, in the Plainfield area of Yolo County, she was 80.
She graduated from Davis High School in 1935.
Her interests included painting, gardening and re-weaving.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rene Carrere, in July 1991.
She is survived by her children, GeorgeAnn Brady and her husband Raymond of Davis, Renee Spencer and her husband Tim of Davis, and Dennis Carrere of Davis.
As well, she leaves behind several grandchildren, including Ryan Whittemore and James Jordan of Davis, Karin Long and her husband Jay of Woodland, Kraig Brady and his wife Kathy of Dixon, Kurt Brady of Boulder, Colo., and Kathleen Haase and her husband Andrew of Belmont.
In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Ethel Becker of Los Angeles, Florence Hall of Sacramento and Dorothy McKenzie of Sacramento; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in her name to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617. Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Johnny LeRoy Bernard
Johnny LeRoy Bernard died on Aug. 24, 1996, of natural causes at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on July 6, 1951, he was 45.
He was employed as a construction worker out of the Local Union Number 185 for the past 25 years. An avid golfer and musician, he operated and conducted a band called ``Border Line,'' which played at the Irish Pub, Wild Ox and The Valley Cafe and was the house band for the Eagles Lodge in Woodland.
Most recently, the band played for the Fourth of July celebration in Woodland this year.
He was a resident of Dixon, Winters, Esparto and the Woodland area since 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Patty of the Esparto-Woodland area; three children, Coy, Joylynn and Kayla Bernard, all of Dixon; and his parents, Archie and Betty Bernard of Patterson.
As well, he leaves behind eight aunts, five uncles and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main St., Winters. Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Smith's Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery in Esparto.

Robert E. Fox
Robert E. Fox, age 64, also known as Bob Fox or Foxy, died on Aug. 19, 1996, in Fort Bragg after suffering a massive heart attack.
A native of Rutland, Vermont, he obtained a bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Vermont and worked as a forester for the state of Vermont.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier.
Coming west in 1962, he found employment in the agronomy department at UC Davis, working as a research technician on various grain crops until his retirement in 1979.
A lifelong sportsman, he enjoyed and followed sports. Trout fishing in Vermont gave way to striped bass fishing in the Sacramento Delta, which gave way to salmon fishing off the California coast.
After retirement, he became a permanent resident and fisherman of Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Fox, in 1995.
He is survived by a sister, Jeanne Gallipo of Vermont; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel By the Sea in Fort Bragg.

Ruth Alice Greene
Ruth Alice Greene died on Aug. 23, 1996, at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital. Born in Sacramento on Dec. 29, 1908, she was 87.
She worked as a clerk for Yolo County for 30 years.
He is survived by a brother, James Stivers and his wife Evelyn of Cartiage, Mont.; a step-daughter, Mary Phyllis Hall and her husband Howard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; granddaughters Judith Ambrose of Sausalito and Linda Calhoun of Red Wing, Minn.; and great-granddaughter, Shannon Calhoun of Red Wing, Minn.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.

Mary Ware Kratz
Mary Ware Kratz died on Aug. 25, 1996, at her daughter's home in Davis.
Born in 1912 in Louisville, Ken., she attended Louisville Girls' High School and the University of Louisville.
She possessed a flair for style and design and a love for the field of interior decorating. In later years, she was employed by the Kentucky Division of the American Cancer Society. After her retirement, she moved to Davis in 1985.
For the last two years, she resided at Covell Gardens, where she enjoyed such activities as Ma-Jong, bridge and Bible study. 
Noted for her wit and sparkling conversation, she always tried to live up to her motto, ``Always rise to the occasion,'' a relative said.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Ruiz of Davis; a son, David Kratz of Chesterfield, Mo.; a granddaughter, Mary Victoria Ruiz of Santa Clara; a grandson, Everardo David Ruiz of Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Minabel Marlatt of Tacoma, Wash.
She will be buried in Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be sent to Yolo County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Maxine Martin Stevenson 
She will be remembered for the many roles to which she devoted her life: mother, wife, friend, daughter, teacher, grandmother, aunt and mentor. But above all, she'll be remembered for her devotion to her family, her faith and her convictions, a relative said.
Born on Aug. 3, 1930, in West Virginia, she moved to Nashville to attend Fisk University, where she met her husband of 42 years, Eugene Davis Stevenson.
Her distinguished teaching career began in 1956 and spanned more than three decades. She was certified in the area of special education, and spent 10 years teaching developmentally disabled children.
The Stevenson family moved to Davis in 1971, and she joined the faculty of Birch Lane Elementary School, where she taught a generation of Davis children.
Throughout her career, she remained active in numerous social and charitable organizations and generously volunteered her time.
All those whose lives were touched by her -- lifelong friends and those who only knew her in her last days -- will remember her humor, her quiet dignity and her infinite capacity for love and compassion.
These qualities are indicative of the special legacy she leaves and will be deeply missed, a relative said.
She is survived by her mother, Ona Martin; her five sons, Eugene Jr., Joseph, Michael, Keith and Scott; and her grandchildren, Eugene III, Elliot, Evan, Stephan, Sierra, Kris, Lisa, Jaclyn, Zaria, Lico, Samuel, Shani and Olivia.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. 14th St. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will be held at the Davis Cemetery.
The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

James B. Gabbard
James B. Gabbard died on Aug. 26, 1996, at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital.
Born in Kentucky on April 29, 1909, he was a Yolo County resident for 48 years. He worked as an orderly at Yolo General Hospital for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Gabbard, and his daughter, Debbie Jones.
He is survived by his sons, Jimmie Gabbard and his wife Martha of Woodland, William Gabbard and his wife Kay of Oroville, Kenneth Gabbard and his wife Barbara of Woodland, and Charles Gabbard and his wife Michelle of Woodland.
As well, he leaves behind a daughter, Jannie Golden and her husband Gene of Sacramento; a step-daughter, Irene Monnier of Woodland; and a step-son, George Anaya and his wife Aretha of Lincoln. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. 
The family requests that memorials be made in the form of donations to the Woodland Christian School ``Building to Serve Fund'' for the building of the school's new campus.
McNary's Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Rosella Kennedy
Rosella Kennedy, a former Davis teacher, died on Aug. 24, 1996, at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She was 72.
Born on Nov. 23, 1923, in rural Grand Forks, N.D., she was raised and educated in North Dakota. She attended Mayville State College, where she earned an emergency teaching credential. As well, she held an associate's degree from Eastern Montana State College and a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Valley State College.
She married George Kennedy Jr. on Jan. 24, 1943. The couple resided in North Dakota until they moved to Davis in 1963. She taught at Fairfield Elementary School in Davis for several years before moving out of state.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three sisters.
Services were held today in North Dakota.
Memorials may be made to the Larimore Elementary School Library in care of Vicki Hunsberger, P.O. Box 28, Larimore, N.D.

Jack May
A memorial gathering for Jack Marshall May, who died on Aug. 27, 1996, in Sacramento following an illness, will be held at the Davis Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Born on Oct. 5, 1944, in Oakland, May moved to Davis with his family in 1955 when he was in sixth grade. He graduated from Davis High School in 1962 and attended Cal State Sacramento, where he studied philosophy.
For more than 20 years he was active in music circles as a musician, producer and engineer in Davis and San Francisco. He played the lead guitar for Group B and Andrew Staples. His band opened at the Fillmore for the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jimi Hendrix and many other groups of the era including The Rolling Stones at a Sacramento concert. 
He most recently worked as a computer resource specialist in the human resources department at UC Davis. He also was an active volunteer with Davis Community Network.
Known for his wit and humor, May spent the last decade of his life sharing his recovery with others. He was a much-loved member of many local recovery groups where he shared his experience, strength and hope even when he was suffering from a long-term illness.
Survivors include many friends and his parents, Jack and Ruth May of Davis; his sister and brother-in-law, Toni May and Gary Roland of Woodland; his brother Bruce May of Woodland and Bruce's fiancee Victoria Davis; and an uncle, Brother Thomas Marshall, S.J. of San Jose.
Additional survivors include niece Sheila Beall and her husband Mike Beall of Woodland; niece Stacy Roman of Woodland and her husband John; nephew Robert Neely of Atlanta, Ga., and four great-nieces and -nephews: Justin, Corrie, Lindsay and Johnny. 
Friends fondly recall May as ``a bright star falling ... falling ... falling.''
Memorial contributions may be made to any local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Dorothy Love Mack
Dorothy Love Mack died on Aug. 27, 1996, in Sacramento. A native of Westminster, B.C., Canada, she was 93.
She resided in the Sacramento area since 1915. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood G. Mack.
She is survived by her son, Charles R. Mack of Woodland; and granddaughters Susan Pike of Half Moon Bay, Sarah Sangster of Novato and Dorothy Stoppelmann of Anaheim Hills.
As well, she leaves behind great-grandchildren Rebecca and Alexander Pike, Benjamin, Katherine and Christopher Sangster and Elizabeth Love Stoppelmann.
Friends are invited to attend services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints Memorial Episcopal Church, 2076 Sutterville Road, Sacramento. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Florin Historical Society Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 28455, Florin, CA 95828-0455.

Mary Ware Kratz
Mary Ware Kratz died on Aug. 25, 1996, at her daughter's home in Davis.
Born in 1912 in Louisville, Ken., she attended Louisville Girls' High School and the University of Louisville.
She possessed a flair for style and design and a love for the field of interior decorating. In later years, she was employed by the Kentucky Division of the American Cancer Society. After her retirement, she moved to Davis in 1985.
For the last two years, she resided at Covell Gardens, where she enjoyed such activities as Ma-Jong, bridge and Bible study. 
Noted for her wit and sparkling conversation, she always tried to live up to her motto, ``Always rise to the occasion,'' a relative said.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Ruiz of Davis; a son, David Kratz of Chesterfield, Mo.; a granddaughter, Mary Victoria Ruiz of Santa Clara; a grandson, Everardo David Ruiz of Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Minabel Marlatt of Tacoma, Wash.
She will be buried in Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be sent to Yolo County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Jeremy vanRijckevorsel
Jeremy vanRijckevorsel died on Aug. 27, 1996. He was born on May 6, 1994 in Sacramento.
``We love you and miss you, our little angel,'' family members said.
He is survived by his parents, Roderik and Misty van Rijckevorsel, formerly of Davis; a brother, Bryan; a sister, Kayla; and grandparents Mieke van Ricjkevorsel and her late husband Hubert of Davis, Jerry and Carren Martin of Davis and Victor and Ester Oma.
As well, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
Friends are invited to attend memorial services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 924 San Juan Road. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the UC Davis Medical Center, Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU), in care of Rod vanRijckevorsel at Union Bank, 700 L St., Sacramento, CA 85814.
Arrangements are being handled by the A.J. Nicoletti Funeral Home.

Robert Alexander Jack
Robert Alexander Jack, died on Aug. 27, 1996, at UC Davis. Born March 7, 1947, he was 49.
Since 1993 he served as UCD's equine medical director for the veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory, and also served as equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.
A Canadian native, he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ontario Veterinary College in 1971. He was a member of numerous professional organizations and committees and in 1989 received the Schering Veterinary Award. 
He is survived by his children, Karen Nicole Jack, Kathleen Jennifer Jack and Sean Michael Jack of British Columbia, Canada.
Plans for a memorial service at UCD are pending.

Millard Van Tice
Millard ``Mel'' Van Tice died on Aug. 17, 1996, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 66. He was born to George and Martha Tice on March 12, 1930, in Vinson, Okla.
The family moved to Anaheim in 1942. He attended Pierce College and moved to Davis in 1954, where he worked at UC Davis for 34 years until retiring in 1988.
After residing for many years in the Davis and Woodland areas, he and his wife, Charlotte, moved to Dunnigan in 1975. The couple relocated to Salinas in 1988. Following the death of his wife, Tice moved to Paradise.
He was a gifted musician, once playing with the famous Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. For years, he was a coach for Davis Little League and was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants. He actively participated and organized several chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He is survived by his sons, Tyler, Jeff and Tracy of Paradise; daughter, Laurie of Susanville; brothers, Lee, George and Robert of Sacramento and Edward and Wesley of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Helen Smith of Sacramento; and many nieces and nephews from Texas, Missouri and California.
A memorial service is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the residence of Robert Tice. For more information, call 481-3635.

David B. Stultz
David Brian Stultz, formerly of Davis, died in Roseville on Aug. 2, 1996, of natural causes. He was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Riverside.
He attended the University of Nevada at Reno and majored in agriculture. He put himself through school by working as a carpenter and later remodeled his house in Davis.
He farmed rice and sugar beets in Sacramento and Sutter counties for 20 years. He worked for a local farming corporation, E.D. Willey & Sons of Natomas, and later farmed rice and sugar beets on his own for 15 years.
He enjoyed deer and duck hunting with his farming friends. Other hobbies included trap-shooting, jet skiing and boating.
He is survived by his former wife of 21 years, Janice Willey; two daughters, Margie and Diana of Davis; his father- and mother-in-law, Edwin and Marjorie Willey of Sacramento; and his brother, Brett Stultz and sister-in-law, Kay Gilbert of Reno.
The family would like to thank the Bianchi, Scheidel, Porter and Warner families of the Sacramento area, the Quilici family of Reno and others who have shown concern and support.
Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis. Family and friends are invited to the Stultz house following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Council on Alcoholism, 650 Howe Ave., Suite 1055, Sacramento, or to the donor's favorite charity.

Mary Lee Rose
Mary Lee Rose died on Aug. 3, 1996, at her Woodland residence. Born on Sept. 2, 1921, in Sapulpa, Okla., she was 74.
A Yolo County resident for 49 years, she worked as a dietary assistant at the Yolo General Hospital for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Rose of Woodland; two daughters, Cora Little and her husband Narvie of West Sacramento and Wanda Winther and her husband Cliff of Woodland; and two sons, Albert Rose and his wife Helen of Gaston, Ore., and Philip Rose and his wife Melanie of Newberg, Ore.
She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Janie Carter and Narvie Little II, both of West Sacramento; Christine Winther and Leah Goodwin, both of Woodland; Kimberly Saylor, Beth Hulse and Phillip Rose, all of Newberg, Ore.; and Sarah Rose of Gaston, Ore.
In addition, she is survived by brothers, Jim Read of Lafayette, Ore., Bert Read of Sacramento, Cora Rose of McAllister, Okla., Goldie Stewart of Silverdale, Wash., and Margaret Foss of Carson City, Nev. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yolo Hospice or the donor's favorite charity.

Dudley L. Lowrie
Dudley Lee Lowrie died on Aug. 2, 1996, at his home in Winters. Born on Feb. 22, 1924, in Fort Cobb, Okla., he was 72.
He was raised in Texas as a child and lived in Monticello during his teen-age years.
A 50-year resident of Winters, he owned and operated the Lowrie Trucking Co. for 49 years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Lowrie, and his sister, Norma Baker.
He is survived by his wife, Etoise (Pinky) Lowrie of Winters; daughter, Linda Bishop and her husband Phillip of Winters; two sons, Mike Lowrie and his wife Margee of Dixon and David Lowrie of Winters; and a sister, Nina Lewis of Rancho Cordova.
As well, he leaves behind five grandchildren, Richard Bishop of Winters, Darrell Bishop and his wife Tanya of Winters, Mike Lowrie Jr. of Dixon, Josh Lowrie of Dixon and Elizabeth Lowrie of Winters; one great-grandson, Scott Bishop of Winters; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith's Colonial Chapel, 14 Main St., Winters. Interment will follow at the Winters Cemetery.

Robert J. McCoy
Robert Jay McCoy died on Aug. 4, 1996, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born in Woodland on Jan. 24, 1925, he was 71.
He was self-employed as the owner of Woodland Transit Concrete for 38 years. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Werner.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy McCoy of Woodland; two sons, Steven J. McCoy of Knights Landing and Robert Werner of Sacramento; two daughters, Peggy McCoy of Kent, Wash., and Debbie Halter of Vallejo; and a brother, Thomas McCoy of Carmichael.
He also leaves behind a son-in-law, Dave Braheny of Vallejo; and five grandchildren, Chris McCoy of Woodland, Chip Halter of Vallejo, Ryan McCoy of Woodland, Alaina Werner of St. Helena and Brandon McCoy of Woodland.
In addition, he is survived by a niece, Kathy McCoy of North Highlands, and a great-nephew, Justin McCoy of North Highlands.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.
Memorials may be donated to the Hillhaven Activities Fund. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland are handling the arrangements.

Jessie P. Peterson
Jessie Pearl Peterson died on Aug. 2, 1996, at the Baywood Care Center in Pleasant Hill.
Born on Jan. 28, 1907, in Oklahoma, she was 89.
She worked as a real estate agent in the Bay Area for 20 years and was a storyteller and writer.
She was preceded in death by her sons, James Walker of El Macero and Charles Walker of Davis.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary N. Witkop of Concord and Billie Wedgewood of Lebanon, Ohio; one son, Jack Walker of Santa Monica; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis.

Jesse L. Shumate
Jesse Lee Shumate died on Aug. 3, 1996, at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital. Born in Farmington, Ark., he was 90.
A Woodland resident for one year, he worked as a laborer for many years for Kimberley-Clarke Sawmill.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Shumate, and his brother, James William Shumate.
He is survived by his son, Jess Shumate of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Elzie Shumate of Sacramento; a sister, Helen Meinders of Sacramento; a grandson, Daniel Shumate and his wife Mary of Woodland; and four granddaughters, Jayne Bowens of Nevada, Vicki Sanders of Chester, Paula Collins of Utah and Kerri Baird of Clearwater, Fla.
He also leaves two great-grandsons, Jeremi Shumate of Woodland and Josh Shumate of Woodland; a great-granddaughter, Naomi Sanders of Chester; a nephew, Wayne Shumate of North Highlands; and two nieces, Betty Gadberry of Folsom and Roberta Padjen of Roseville.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Kraft Bros. Funeral Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Cemetery in Anderson.

Mamie I. Sigut
Mamie Isabel Sigut died on Aug. 3, 1996, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct. 31, 1909, in Woodland, she was 86.
She is survived by her nieces, Betty Matsui of Wilton and Jane Marquis of Sumner, Wash., as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
At her request, no services will be held. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland are handling the arrangements.

William Dalton
Helen Dalton
Services for William ``Jack'' and Helen Dalton were held last Monday in Talent, Ore.
The Daltons died July 27, 1996, at their home in Talent.
Dalton was born on July 21, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was raised in Erasmus, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. 
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1936 to 1940. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as master sergeant in 1964. Following his retirement, he worked for Sebastiani Vineyards in Napa.
Mrs. Dalton was born on Oct. 12, 1917, in Napa. She worked for the Napa County Department of Social Services.
Married in 1938, the Daltons moved from Napa to Talent, Ore., in 1982.
They are survived by one daughter, Janet E. Lloyd of Phoenix, Ore., and five grandchildren, including Sarah and Steven Dalton of Davis. They also leave behind two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Alliance of Oregon, P.O. Box 10051, Portland, Ore., 97210.

Marjorie S. Kendall
Marjorie Susan Kendall, a retired Davis High School teacher, died of an apparent heart attack on Aug. 4, 1996. At the time of her death, she was bicycling along the Danube River in Austria.
Born in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 7, 1934, she traveled and lived all across the Eastern seaboard during her childhood. She moved to California with her family in 1950 when they came to reside in Chico.
Remaining near home for her undergraduate years, she completed her college work at Chico State University. After a year of post-graduate study at Stanford, she embarked upon a lengthy and successful career of teaching.
After a brief assignment in Dunsmuir, she transferred to the Davis Joint Unified School District in 1961. A world civilization and history teacher, she also participated in Global Education programs both locally and in the Bay Area.
Throughout her 31 years of teaching, she constantly volunteered her time to help with extracurricular activities. She served as scorekeeper for the boys' basketball team and coached field hockey.
Her wit and intelligence were well known and well respected by fellow faculty members and friends.
Playing field hockey was one of her many passions in life. She played club field hockey and dedicated herself to the sport for more than 20 years. People knew her as the best goalkeeper in California for 15 years, and she journeyed to Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia as a member of the All-Star California Team.
A travel enthusiast, she was constantly seeking to expand her understanding of different countries and cultures. After her retirement in 1992, she pursued her love of travel and also enjoyed spending time with her pets and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Susan Mason Kendall, and her brothers, Glenn Kendall Jr. and Fred M. Kendall.
She is survived by her father, Dr. Glenn Kendall of Chico. She also leaves behind her niece, Kathi Kendall Nelson of Concord, and nephews, David Kendall of San Bernardino, Bill Kendall of Carmichael, Mike Kendall of Aiea, Hawaii, and Patrick Kendall of Moorpark and their families.
In addition, she is survived by her beloved dogs, Daphne and Sam.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis.
Donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, or any group that provides safety and shelter for animals and encourages conservation efforts for endangered species.

John W. Reimer
John Willis Reimer died on Aug. 6, 1996, in his Woodland home. Born in Woodland on April 13, 1946, he was 50.
A lifelong resident of Woodland, he worked as a truck driver for 30 years and was most recently employed by Teichert Construction. He belonged to the local Teamsters Union, No. 150.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1971 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his son, Jon W. Reimer II and his wife Kristina of Woodland; his daughters, Cyndi Hammonds and her husband Marc of Sacramento and Tammy Reimer of Woodland; his sister, Jacque Vaughters and her husband Larry of Woodland; and three brothers, Jim Reimer and his wife Linda of San Antonio, Texas, Tom Reimer and his wife Brunnie of North Highlands and Jerry Reimer and his wife Carol of Hollister.
He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Katelyn Reimer of Woodland, Riley Hammonds of Sacramento and Chase Snook of Woodland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 100 Woodland Ave., Woodland.
McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland, is handling the arrangements.

Chester J. Bemis
Chester James Bemis died on Aug. 7, 1996, in Davis, following a brief illness. Born in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, 1932, he was 63.
He was a high school track runner and held the 880 record for 15 years. He attended UC Berkeley and studied architecture.
A local resident for eight years, he worked as a self-employed wallpaper hanger for 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.
An avid World War II history buff, he enjoyed hiking, camping and exploring ghost towns. He liked traditional country music, was an avid reader and enjoyed the fellowship of a fantasy football league. His family was always the most important part of his life. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Bemis of Dixon; daughter, Jamelle Nutile and her husband Chris of Vacaville; son, Scott James Bemis of San Mateo; and mother, Dorothy Bemis of Missouri.
He also leaves behind a sister, Joy Cowan of San Mateo; grandchildren, Heather Donna Nutile and Christopher Charles Nutile Jr. of Vacaville; mother-in-law, Ann Waterman of Dixon; sisters-in-law, Curie Bissell of San Leandro and Barbara Burks of San Leandro; and brother-in-law, John Waterman of Dixon.
Private interment will be held and a service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7008, Vallejo, CA 94590, or to the American Lung Association, 105 Astrid Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
Milton Carpenter Funeral Home of Dixon is handling the arrangements.

Russell E. Fontaine
Russell E. Fontaine died in Davis on Aug. 6, 1996, following a long illness. Born on Oct. 9, 1914, in Worcester, Mass., he was 81.
He graduated from the University of Toronto at Guelph, Ontario, and received his master's degree in public health from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Tulane University.
He served with the Medical Corps during World War II. He and his family moved to California in 1952 from the Panama Canal Zone, where he was an entomologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He accepted a position with the California State Bureau of Vector Control as an adviser and resided in Willowbank. Fontaine took a leave of absence from California to work in Ethiopia in 1958, establishing a country-wide malaria control program.
He transferred to Lima, Peru, where he advised the Latin American Region on progress for the Malaria Eradication Program at the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. As an adviser for the CDC, he evaluated the programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The World Health Organization requested his services in Nigeria and Kenya from 1969 through 1975. He and his family returned to Davis in 1976, where he accepted a position with the University-wide Mosquito Research Program.
After retiring in 1986, he served as the newsletter editor for the society of vector ecology.
He is survived by his wife, Vera C. Fontaine of Davis; two sons, Dr. Robert Fontaine and Theodore Fontaine; a daughter, Lola Fontaine Kraft; a brother, Leo Fontaine; and four grandchildren.
He will be remembered by his many friends and co-workers throughout the world for his dedication to the work toward eradicating malaria.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Unitarian Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis.
Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Society of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, CA 95812. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

Wayne D. Cline
Wayne Dennis Cline died on Aug. 7, 1996, surrounded by family, at his Woodland home. Born in Longview, Wash., on May 28, 1941, he was 55.
A resident of Yolo County for 49 years, he served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He served 27 months in Germany during his tour of duty.
He served as an officer with the Woodland Police Department for 32 years and retired in 1994.
He was well-known for his work with the youth of the community, served as a volunteer at Camp Packer Creek and served on the Board of Directors for the Babe Ruth League.
He was a lifetime honorary member of the local PTA. He was an avid camper and tour guide and a devoted grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cadet Cline in 1979, and his mother, Tommie Cline in 1964.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vivian S. Cline of Woodland; and children, Dennis J. Cline of Quincy and Cami R. Farnham and her husband Brett and Bert K. Cline, all of Woodland.
He also leaves behind grandchildren, Dustin T. and Amy N. Cline and Hilary A. and Blake T. Farnham, all of Woodland. He is also survived by his stepmother, Dorothea Cline of Woodland; his brother, Ross E. Cline of Marysville, Wash.; his stepsister, Suzanne Reinemer of Anchorage, Alaska; and his stepbrother, Harvard Holley of Medford, Ore.
A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 1616 West St., Woodland.
Donations may be made to the Woodland Christian School Building Fund or to Yolo Hospice.
Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.

George W. Wharton
George William Wharton died July 19, 1996, at the Hillhaven Convalescent Facility in Woodland. Born in Tulare on Jan. 6, 1914, he was 82.
A Yolo County resident for 48 years, he was a self-employed distributor for Union Oil for 50 years. He belonged to the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299 and the Yolo Fliers Club.
He is survived by his son, Doug Wharton and his wife Michele of Woodland; his daughter, Barbara Whitehead; and four grandchildren, Chris Whitehead of Woodland, Mark Wharton and his wife Meredith of Folsom, Kimberly Young and her husband Tom of San Ramon and Jason Whitehead of San Antonio, Texas.
He also leaves behind a brother, Tipton White of Grass Valley.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Building Fund. McNary's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Gustav A. H. Nieberg
Gustav Adolph Henry Nieberg died on July 24, 1996, at Courtyard Convalescent Hospital in Davis. Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1903, to Gustav and Alvena Nieberg, he was 93.
After leaving school, he worked as a printer, until entering the military in 1925. He served in the U.S. Army from 1925 through 1934.
While stationed in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in 1929, he met his future wife, Margaret Marie Rogers. The couple married in 1935 and raised two children, Pamela and Marshall.
After leaving the military, Nieberg remained in Sault Ste. Marie as civilian manager of the Post Exchange at Fort Brady.
He moved his family to California in 1945 when he took a job with Standard Oil in Taft. For 25 years, he worked as a purchasing agent for Standard Oil before retiring in 1969.
Following retirement, he moved to Lake Isabella in Kern County, where he resided until 1978.
He relocated to the Davis area to be near his daughter after the deaths of his wife and his son.
He met his second wife, Hazel Patterson, while living at Covell Gardens in Davis.
Nieberg loved music and books and also was an enthusiastic fisherman and bridge player.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Nieberg; sister, Francis Shaw; wife, Margaret; and son, Marshall.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Nieberg, and his second wife, Hazel Nieberg, both of Davis; his granddaughter, Lorry Jones and her husband Michael; and his great-grandchildren, Michael, Taylor and Miles Jones, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.
He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. Services will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave., Davis. A private interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Dagny M. Schick
Dagny M. Schick died at the Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital on July 24, 1996. She was 97.
A Davis resident for the past 12 years, she was active at the Senior Center in Davis, painted oils and watercolors and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her sons, Frank J. Schick of Davis and Carl F. Schick of Decorah, Iowa, and her daughter, Helen M. Barkdoll. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
No funeral and memorial services will be held in Davis. Her ashes will be buried next to those of her husband, Dr. Frank J. Schick, in the Hoeg family plot in the Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah, Iowa.
Remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Eloysa P. Niz
Eloysa Parra Niz died on July 25, 1996, at her Woodland residence. Born in Westwood on June 12, 1928, she was 68.
A resident of Yolo County for two years, she was a homemaker all her adult life. She belonged to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Alcala and her husband John of Vacaville and Raquel Vargas of Concord; and her sons, Rafael Niz of Sacramento, Gilbert Oliver and his wife Barbara of Woodland, Mario Lozada of Woodland, Ricardo Niz and his wife Zina of Woodland, Jorge Vargas of Woodland, Miguel Vargas and his wife Susie of Woodland and Ruben Vargas of San Jose.
She is also survived by a sister, Irene Nevarez of San Jose; two brothers, Robert Parra of Greenbrea and Henry Parra of San Francisco; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Church, 318 Court St., Woodland. Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Rosary Church and burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 318 Court St., Woodland.
McNary's Funeral Chapel of Woodland is handling the arrangements.

Rachel B. Hansen
Rachel B. Hansen died on July 14, 1996, in Davis. Born on Aug. 22, 1921, in Goodlettsville, Tenn., she was 74.
She worked as a nurse anesthetist in Nashville and Cleveland. While raising a family in Marshall, Mo., and Pasadena, she worked at John Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall and the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte and for oral surgeon Dr. Floyd Burson in West Covina.
She had a lasting love for the beauty and life of the rural region, a relative said.
Devoted to family, she found fulfillment in spreading good cheer and selflessly helping her friends and neighbors, a family member said. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor.
She was an active member of the Davis Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Essie and Brady Bruce, and her brothers, James and Roy.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Louis, and her sister, Dorothy Carney of Lenoir City, Tenn. She also leaves behind a son, Bruce, and daughter, Sandra Hansen and her husband George Daskalos, all of Davis; two grandchildren, Nikolas and Nathan Daskalos, both of Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the Davis Community Church or to the donor's favorite charity.

Jean Ruport
Jean Ruport died at Woodland Memorial Hospital on July 12, 1996. She was born in Raymond, Neb., on Oct. 4, 1925.
A Yolo County resident for 51 years, she was a homemaker all her adult life. She loved to travel and do needlework.
She is survived by her husband, Ray F. Ruport of Woodland; and three sons, Gary Ruport and his wife Elizabeth of Woodland, Richard Ruport of Napa and Ronald Ruport and his wife Alba of Clearlake.
She also leaves several grandchildren, Craig Ruport, Ryan Ruport, Kilee Ruport and Loren Ruport, all of Woodland, and Tami Johnson of Yreka, Sherie Ruport of Vacaville and Victoria Ruport of Clearlake.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren David Johnson and Sarah Johnson, both of Yreka; a sister, Lois Maxson of Lincoln, Neb.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yolo Hospice or the charity of choice.

Nell S. Nichols
Nell S. Nichols died on July 11, 1996, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on Sept. 14, 1899, in Farmersville, she was 96.
She worked as a nurse's aide for Country Side Rest Home for 15 years.
She is survived by her son, Wilfred Nichols of Sacramento; three nephews, Marshall Eaton of Woodland, Dr. Jerry Eaton of Los Altos and Dr. James Eaton of Morgan Hill; and numerous nieces.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Burial will follow the services.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors are handling the arrangements.

Tilda May Warford
Tilda Warford died at her daughter's house on July 13, 1996, following a short illness.
Born on May 27, 1927, she died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, a relative reports.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Elmer Warford, in 1970.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Mooney and her husband LeRoy of Woodland, with whom she had resided for the last 12 years.
She also leaves behind a daughter, Marily Watkins and her husband Eddie of Fayatteville, Ark.; and two sons, David Warford and his wife Sharon and Johnny Warford of Woodland.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Warford, Tommy Harling and Timmy Harling, all of Woodland, and Damon and David Warford, Tina Bouse, Arron and Eric Watkins and Arlo Evans, all of Arkansas.
In addition, she is survived by four sisters, Mary Warford of Woodland, and Barbara Parker, Cleo Holt and Lula Fay Miner of Arkansas; three brothers, Paul and Archie Watkins of Arkansas and Billy Watkins of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews and her special friends, Linda and Mike Gardner of Arkansas.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland. McNary's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Betty Jane Tyree
Betty Jane Tyree died on July 13, 1996, at home in Davis. Born on March 4, 1918, in Lindsay, she was 78.
A Davis resident since 1941, she volunteered for the Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary for over 35 years. She also worked as a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society.
A relative described her as a generous and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Tyree, in 1980.
She is survived by her son, Richard Tyree and his wife Liz of Fresno; a daughter, Shirley Jacobs and her husband Greg of Rancho Cordova; a brother, Greg Peter Delano of Visalia; and a sister, Ellen Moran of San Dimas.
As well, she leaves behind six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Internment will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery in Lindsay.
Remembrances may be made in her name to the donor's favorite charity.

William L. Pettit II
William L. Pettit II died on July 11, 1996, at the Courtyard Convalescent Hospital in Davis after a lengthy battle against cancer.
Born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Los Angeles, he was 66. A 60-year resident of Yolo County, he operated his own lawn service, serving Sacramento and Yolo counties.
He was a past member of the Lions Club of Woodland and the senior citizens club in West Sacramento.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William L. Pettit I.
He is survived by his mother, Eugenia Clarisa Pettit Rosasco, the last living actress from the TV series, ``The Little Rascals,'' of Broderick. He also leaves behind friends, Randy Springer of West Sacramento and Robert E. Winters of Broderick.
He is also survived by his cousin, Marie Reno of Reseda.
No funeral services were held. Interment was at the Davis Cemetery. The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Jeanne T. Dickerson
Jeanne Thomas Dickerson died on July 18, 1996, in her Woodland residence. She was born in Fresno on Oct. 7, 1944.
A Yolo County resident for 15 years, she worked at the Xerox Corp. for 23 years. She last worked as a customer service representative.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Dickerson of Woodland; three daughters, Kimberly Dickerson-Wolterstorff of New Orleans, La., Kristina Dickerson of Bozeman, Mont., and Norma Jenkins of Los Angeles; her mother, Betty Thomas of Fresno; and her mother-in-law, Fern Dickerson of Benicia.
She also leaves two sisters, Elizabeth Burton of Sydney, Australia, and Barbara Brerton of Orinda; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yolo Hospice, American Cancer Society or the donor's favorite charity.
McNary's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Albert G. Lodi
Albert George Lodi died on July 17, 1996, at the Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital. He was born in Rio Vista on Aug. 2, 1922.
A resident of Yolo County for 56 years, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He worked as a self-employed roofer for 20 years before his retirement. He belonged to the Woodland Elks Lodge No. 1299 and the American Legion Post No. 77.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Terry Lodi, in 1950; his brother, Lloyd Lodi; and his sister, Lois Gladney.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Lodi of Woodland; two sons, Jeff Lodi and his wife Debbie of Lodi and Steven Dahlberg of Dana Point; a daughter, Tristine Stewart and her husband Robert of Woodland; and six grandchildren, Lori Stewart and Kelly Stewart of Woodland, Shaunna Moldinado of Southern California, and Zachery Lodi, Brandon Lodi and Adam Metler, all of Lodi.
He also leaves behind three great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Olivia Lodi of Woodland.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Mausoleum Chapel, 318 Court St., Woodland.
McNary's Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Wilbur I. Holland
Wilbur Irving Holland died on July 17, 1996, in Woodland. He was born on Nov. 11, 1901, in Alamo, Mich.
He relocated to California when he moved to Bishop in 1919 and then to Madison in 1920.
He worked as a farmer. In 1928, he married Aida Franzi.
Holland had many experiences and memories of a growing Yolo County. He also traveled extensively to other countries and throughout the United States. He had many friends around the world.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aida, in 1990.
He is survived by his nephew, Russell Holland and his wife Betty of Woodland and Helen Holland of Woodland. He also leaves five great-nephews, Russell Jr., Kenneth, David and his wife Connie, Bradley, and Matthew and his wife Courtney; and many other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Cottonwood Cemetery.
McNary's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 

Joseph I. Mossberger
Dr. Joseph Mossberger died Wednesday, July 17, 1996, in Santa Rosa after a lengthy illness. He was 88.
A native of Marcelene, Mo., he was a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical School and practiced pathology for 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical officer from 1940 to 1953.
A well-known watercolor artist, Mossberger had multiple exhibits and has a permanent exhibit at Loma Linda University. He was a founding member fellow of the American College of Pathology and published many important papers in neuropathology and a book, ``Microcosmos the Living Cell A Miniuniverse.''
He is survived by his children, Elaine Mossberger Straub, Carol M. Jordan and Robert Mossberger; two sisters Ellen Capps and Inez Slatter, both of Denver, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held. Private inurnment will be at Santa Rosa Memorial Park.
The family requests that donations be made in his memory to Friends House, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 or to the charity of their choice.
Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa is handling the arrangements.

Mamie B. Keisler
Mamie ``Dixie'' Brackett Keisler died on July 19, 1996, at the Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital in Woodland.
Born in Thessalia, Va., on Aug. 9, 1922, she was 73.
She moved to California after graduating from nursing school in Baltimore, Md., in 1948. She met and married Robert L. Keisler in 1950. For 16 years, she worked as a registered nurse for Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital.
She is survived by her brothers, Harry Dixon of El Paso, Texas, and Eli R. Dixon of Virginia.
At her request, there will be no funeral. Burial will take place at the Capay Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors are handling the arrangements.

Jose M. Ruelas
Jose Manuel Ruelas died on June 30, 1996 at Marysville Hospital.
Born in Woodland, he was 19.
He was employed as a farm worker for Andres Bermudez for one year.
He is survived by his parents, Nestor and Carmen Ruelas of Woodland; two brothers, Jorge and Jose Daniel Ruelas of Woodland; and 13 sisters, Silvia, Esther, Guadalupe, Maria and Bianca Ruelas, Josephine Aguilar, Emma Lomeli, Eva Esparza, Simona Villegas, Maria Luisa Carrillo, Martha Esparza and Angel Ruelas, all of Woodland, and Evelia Ruelas of Mexico.
Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church, 318 Court St., Woodland. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 318 Court St., Woodland.

Russell A. Morse
Russell Albert Morse died on June 26, 1996, following a long illness. Born on Sept. 9, 1922, in Esparto, he was the eldest of three children.
He was raised in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High School.
Drafted into the U.S. Army in February 1943, he served during World War II as a staff sergeant and also went overseas in field artillery. He played ``Taps'' on the trumpet.
While stationed at Fort Clark in Texas, he met June Kazubowsky. The pair married before he went overseas and were happy for 52 years.
After the war, the couple moved from Berkeley to Woodland and finally made their home in Guinda. Morse worked with the Oakland Post Office Garage and later with Hartmann Brothers Trucking until he retired.
He was an avid game hunter and fisherman, played jazz on the trumpet and was a member of the Country Gentlemen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace Pearl Morse and Lawrence Albert Morse; an uncle, James Morse; and a granddaughter, Jodie Milam.
He is survived by his wife, June Morse of Woodland; children, Douglas and Rochell Morse, both of Woodland; and grandchildren, Jessica Morse, Massen Colianni, Jacob Milam and Jarred Milam, all of Woodland and Mori Morse Pisi and David Lopez, both of Sacramento.
He also leaves a great-grandson, Bryan Pisi of Sacramento; a brother, Charles Morse and his wife Tina of Clearlake; a sister, Carmen McClellan of Guinda; a niece, Royce McClellan, and a nephew, Tazwell McClellan, both of Woodland; a cousin, Annette Stanton and her husband Robert of Guinda; an uncle, Charles Simpson of San Francisco; and best friends, Richard ``Dick'' Bailey of Hayward and Clifford Mann of Redding.
Private memorial services are scheduled.
McNary's Chapel of Woodland is handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth Greene Boardman
Elizabeth (Lee) Greene Boardman died on July 2, 1996 at the Sierra Health and Convalescent Home at the age of 80 after an illness of several months.
Born in Cedar Grove, N.J., she graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, N.J. as a registered nurse in 1938. She received a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1954, a master's in horticulture in 1956 and a master's in library science from the University of North Carolina in 1968. Before enrolling in college, she practiced nursing in New Jersey and Maine for 12 years.
She was one of the early researchers on the peaceful uses of atomic energy on plants, conducting work on peaches at Rutgers University and peanuts at the University of North Carolina.
Following terms as a lecturer in botany at North Carolina College in Durham, and as a librarian at Agricultural and Technical College in Farmingdale, N.Y., she came to Davis in 1965 to work at the UC Davis Library. She served as an agricultural specialist, biological sciences reference librarian and as collection development librarian for plant sciences until she retired in 1983.
She co-authored an extensive section on plant sciences in ``Guide to Sources for Agicultural and Biological Research'' (University of California Press, 1981). 
Following retirement, she organized and catalogued the University's Entomology Library. She was also listed in ``Who's Who of American Women, 1972-1973'' and did volunteer work for several organizations, including the Davis Arboretum and Meals on Wheels.
She belonged to the American Association of University Women, International Horticultural Society, American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Botanical Society of America, Douglass College Alumnae Association of Rutgers University, the American Society for the Advancement of Science and Tri-Beta. She was a member of and was active in several positions in the Christian Science Church.
She is survived by three sisters, Grace B. Matthews and Charlotte K. Boardman, both of Rock Hill, S.C. and Adaline B. Chamberlin of Tacoma, Wash.; and a brother, William E. Boardman of Everett, Wash. As well, she leaves behind numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
No services will be held. Following cremation, her ashes will be buried near her parents in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, N.Y.
North Sacramento Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist of Davis or the Friends of the Davis Arboretum.

Raymond `Mike' Wilson Dally
Raymond ``Mike'' Wilson Dally died July 3, 1996, at his Dixon home with his family at his side. He was 80.
Born in San Francisco on April 11, 1916, Dally lived in Dixon all his life. He was a member of a pioneer ranching family that first settled in Solano County in the 1850s. Dally worked as a principal superintendent of agriculture at UC Davis for 16 years.
He was a member of the Lions Club, the Odd Fellows, the Golden Bear Winnebago Club and the Winnebago International Club. He was the oldest member of the Dixon United Methodist Church and had been active in the church's restoration project. 
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Merriel Dally; a son, Martin Dally and his wife Kathy of Hopland; a daughter, Marchelle Henderson and her husband Jim of Woodland; a brother, Albert Dally and his wife La Moyne of Chico; five grandchildren, Aaron, Brian and Karen Dally, Matthew Henderson and his wife Jennifer and Julie Gall and her husband David; and a great granddaughter, Hailee Gall.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dixon United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Silveyville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson St., Dixon, CA 95620.

Donald Castanien
Donald Castanien died suddenly on June 25, 1996 at Sutter Davis Hospital. Born in Dodge City, Kan. on Oct. 30, 1914, he was 81.
He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1940. During World War II, he served in the Navy in New York and Washington D.C. after attending the Japanese Language School at Boulder, Colo. 
Castanien completed a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1950. He taught at Wayne University in Detroit from 1948 to 1950 and at Northwestern University from 1950 to 1960.
He came to Davis in 1960 and taught in the departments of Spanish and Classics until he retired in 1982.
He is survived by his wife Anne of Davis; and his sister, Ruth C. Chambers of Eugene, Ore.

Bernard Britts
Bernard Britts died on July 6, 1996, at his home in Merced. Born on Aug. 27, 1917 in Richland Center, Wis., he was 78.
His parents were Chet and Julia Brits, who owned a dairy farm in Cazenovia, Wis. He received a bachelor's degree in agriculture with a minor in education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. 
Following graduation, he entered the Army Air Corps. While in service, he ``flew the hump'' in India during World War II and fought in the Korean conflict. He left the service with the rank of major, having earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the The Air Medal.
Following the war, he became a life insurance agent for Lincoln National Life and Connecticut Mutual Life, where he became a life member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He also became a certified life underwriter.
He and his wife, Loramanda Bishop Britts, were active members of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 34 years, where he taught Sunday School, worked in evangelism and was a deacon and an elder.
Following the death of his wife in 1992, he left Menlo Park and lived in Davis, near one of his sons. He later moved to Merced to be near one of his daughters.
He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, tennis and bridge player and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Betty Robbins of Merced, Barbara Silverstein of Olympia, Wash., and Beverly Britts of Colombia, and his sons, Dan Britts of Davis, Bob Britts of Nevada City, Larry Britts of Santa Rosa and David Britts of Menlo Park.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Private burial will be held.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home of Merced is handling the arrangements.

Christina M. Bross
Christina Marie Bross of Davis died on July 3, 1996, at the age of 36. Private family services have been held.
Christina, or Chris, as she was known to family and friends, was born on March 30, 1960. Her family moved to California in 1964, and she had lived in Davis since the age of 11.
She graduated from Davis Senior High School in June 1978.
``Her love of home and family were the most important thing in her life,'' a family member said. She considered her many friends, from near and far, a part of her family.
She is survived by her two sons, Shane Alan Bross, 5, and Skyler Scott Bross, 18 months. She also leaves behind her father, Thomas H. Bross of Boston, Mass.; her mother, Mare Leader of Laytonville; her stepfather, Journey Leader of Laytonville; two brothers, Tom J. Bross of Rancho Cordova and Alexander C. Smith of Morro Bay; two sisters, Shelley Bross of Mendocino and Molly Dodson; and three nieces and nephews, Alexandria, Willy and Joey, all of Careywood, Idaho.
A trust fund for her two children is being arranged at First Northern Bank in Davis. To make a donation, contact Nancy Garton at 758-7500.
Services will be held for family and friends in Davis and will be announced later this month.
Family members extend their gratitude to the citizens and community of Davis for all the support they have been offered.

Phillip D. Hanson
Phillip Donald Hanson died on July 8, 1996, at his home in Davis. Born on July 5, 1949 in Sacramento, he was 47.
A lifelong resident of Davis, he graduated from Davis High School in 1968. 
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he loved the outdoors.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Norma Hanson of Hayfork; a daughter, Jennifer Pear Hanson of Kirksville, Mo.; a brother, Alan Hanson of Glen Ellen; and a sister, Elaine Morchouse and her husband Tony of Sugar Pine. As well, he leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St., Davis. Private burial will take place at the Davis Cemetery.

Charles O. Gordon
Charles Oliver Gordon died on July 7, 1996, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born in Kansas, he was 79.
He worked as a gardener for UC Davis for one year.
He is survived by his son, Charles O. Gordon of Highlands; three brothers, John Spicer of Vacaville, A.C. Spicer of Sacramento and Paul Gordon of Burney; and four grandchildren, Paul Gordon of Woodland, and Kenny Gordon, James Gordon and Kim Stuart, all of Tennessee. He also is survived by four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Rachel Gordon of Woodland, and James S. Gordon Jr. and Jessica A. Gordon of Tennessee.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland. Burial also will take place at Monument Hill Memorial Park.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.

Kevin P. Klein
Kevin Patrick Klein died in Davis on July 9, 1996. Born on Feb. 4, 1981, in Minneapolis, Minn., he was 15.
A resident of Dixon for the last 11 years, he participated in Little League, the Dixon Soccer Club, recreational basketball, junior varsity soccer and junior varsity basketball. He also played basketball when he attended C.A. Jacobs Intermediate School and enjoyed the game of golf.
He was an honor student who received many awards and was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his parents, Orville and Sally Klein; his sister, Terese Klein of Dixon; grandparents, Richard and Dolores Klein of Minnesota and Ray and Sallykit Pembroke of Chico; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A visitation will he held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church. A Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kevin Klein Memorial Fund, in care of First Northern Bank, 195 N. First St., Dixon, CA 95620.


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