Miscellaneous Yuba County, California Obituaries

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Alvin J. Turner 
Alvin Jackson Turner, 90, of Marysville died Oct. 11, 2000, at his residence. 
Born in Missouri, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 10 years. He also lived in Roseville for 30 years. 
He was a retired aircraft mechanic for McClellan Air Force Base and a member of Truth Tabernacle Church in Marysville. 
Survivors include his wife, Irene Turner of Marysville; two daughters, Barbara Bailey of Olivehurst and Letona Janway of Sheridan; one son, Jim Weeks of Olivehurst; one brother, Eugene Turner of Missouri; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
Services: Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel. The Rev. Fred Hartley, of Roseville Christian Fellowship Church in Roseville, will officiate. Private entombment will be at Sierra View Memorial Park. 

Ben Elizalde 
Ben Elizalde, 76, of Roseville, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. 
Born in Fresno, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for about 22 years. He owned Hal's Grubstake in Yuba City and other restaurants including Terry's in Vallejo, Dawson's in Dixon and the Brigadoon in Vacaville. He served in the 8th Air Force, 466th Bomb Group, during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Elizalde of Roseville; three sons, Jeff Elizalde, Greg Elizalde and Todd Elizalde; and a grandchild. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Claire's Catholic Church Building Fund in Roseville. 
Services: Private family services will be held in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley in Roseville. 

Salvador R. Cardenas 
Salvador Rodriguez Cardenas, 78, of Live Oak died Oct. 11, 2000, at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. 
Born in Mexico, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 11 years. He was a member of the Comite Mexicano de Beneficiencia, Concilio Mexicano and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both in Gridley. 
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Maria Cardenas of Live Oak; four daughters. Elisa De La Cerda and Rosemary Lopez, both of Live Oak, and Delia Magdaleno and Beatriz Caratachea, both of Gridley; three sons, Agustin Cardenas and David Cardenas, both of Gridley, and Richard Cardenas of Australia; 30 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by one son, Salvador Cardenas Jr. 
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Spruce Street in Gridley with Brother Agustin Villanueva officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery. 

Frances G. Bastian 
Frances Grace Bastian, 74, of Yuba City died Oct. 11, 2000, at her residence. 
Born in Turtle Lake, N.D., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 10 years. She was a school teacher. She was a member of the Yuba City Moose Lodge and a Pink Trunk volunteer. 
Survivors include her husband, Wally Bastian of Yuba City; three sons, Rodney Bastian of Concord and Rick Bastian and John Aragona, both of Brisbane; two brothers, Merlin Nelson of Bismark, N.D., and Neil Nelson of St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Blanche Okerson of Coleharbor N.D., Eunice Bradford of Bismark, N.D., and Maureen Hochsprung of Turtle Lake, N.D.; and four grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City, Calif. 95991. 
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Chris Kersting officiating. Private burial will be in Sutter Cemetery.

Clifton M. Simmons Sr. 
Clifton M. Simmons Sr., 86, of Yuba City died Nov. 12, 2000, at Emmanuel Care Center in Yuba City. 
Born in Norka, Kan., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 51 years. He was a retired contractor and a member of the Coronithian Lodge No. 9, Free & Accpeted Masons of Marysville, Enterprise Lodge No. 70, Free & Accepted Masons of Yuba City, Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies and Mid-Valley Scottish Rite Club. He was also a two-time Paul Harris award recipient and member of the Yuba City Rotary Club, past president of Central Sacramento Valley Shrine Club and member of the Ben Ali Temple of The Shrine. 
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Simmons of Yuba City, two sons, Ron Simmons of Colusa and Clifton Simmons Jr. of Sacramento; one daughter, Cheryl Sabbagh of Sacramento; one brother, Gerald Simmons of Boulder, Colo.; one sister, Jesse Kiensley of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by a son, James Simmons. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821 or the Rotary Scholarship Fund in care of the Yuba City Rotary Club, P.O. Box 785, Yuba City, CA 95992. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, with the Enterprise Lodge No. 70 Free & Accepted Masons officiating. 

Mary L. Goss 
Mary Louise Goss, 79, of Marysville died Nov. 12, 2000, at Sun Bridge Care Center in Marysville. 
Born in Napa, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 74 years. She lived in Hammonton from 1925 to 1957. She was a homemaker. She was also a member of St. Joseph's Church in Marysville, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Native Daughters of the Golden West of Wheatland, and the Camp Far West Parlor No. 218. 
Survivors include two sons, Albert Goss III and Robert Goss, both of Marysville; three daughters, Susan Morris and Mary Ingles, both of Marysville, and Julia Reusser of Yuba City; two brothers, Gray Williams of Yuba City and Joe Williams of Auburn; a sister, Loretta Breen of Yuba City; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Goss, Jr.; a son, John Fredrick Goss; a brother, Francis Williams; and one grandson. 
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, CA, 95812. 
Services: Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel in Marysville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville. 

Donavan C. Vermillion 
Donavan Chad Vermillion, 71, of Oroville died Nov. 11, 2000, at his residence. 
Born in Alturas, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for eight years. He was a truck driver for the Erickson Lumber Company for 14 years and ran the Haskell Stock Farm in Elk Creek. Also, he was a musician and a cowboy. 
He attended Sutter Union High School, served four years in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Abnaki, with part of that time in Korea, and was a member of the Willows Elks Lodge No. 1786. 
Survivors includes his wife, Diana Vermillion of Oroville; a daughter, Belinda "Sam" Starr of Oroville; a brother, Virgil Berry of Lakeview, Okla.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Chad Vermillion. 
Services: A gathering in his memory will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at 22 Gold Run Court in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville. 

Fern M. Fields 
Fern Mary Fields, 87, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 11, 2000, at her daughter's residence in Texas. 
Born near Benton, Kan., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident from 1965 to 1991. She was a homemaker, worked at various jobs in Wichita from 1931 to 1937 and graduated from East High School in Wichita, Kan. 
She was a member of Eastern Star for 46 years, holding offices at all five star points, numerous square dance clubs and the United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Harper of Houston, Texas; a son, Roger Fields of Bartlesville, Okla.; a sister, Opal Randell of League City, Texas; a brother, Wilbur Garlick of Cupertino; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Fields, one brother and three sisters. 
Donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main St., Wichita, Kan., 67213. 
Services: Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today, followed by a service at 7 p.m., at George H. Lewis and Sons in Houston, Texas. A graveside service will be conducted Monday in Robbins Cemetery near Tyro, Kan., under the direction of Graves Funeral Home, Caney, Kan. 

Lola M. Cummings 
Lola May Cummings, 78, of Marysville died Nov. 11, 2000, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Born in Marysville, she was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident, attending local schools. She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, H. Dean Cummings of Marysville; two sons, Larry Cummings and Garry Cummings, both of Yuba City; two brothers, Norman Palmer of Marysville and Everette Palmer of Loma Rica; one sister, Jean Wimer of Hayward; and three grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Palmer; a sister, Ethel Holloway; and a granddaughter. 
Services: A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, preceded by viewing starting at 8:30 a.m., at Hutchison & Carnes Colonial Chapel in Marysville. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park. 

Lawrence E. Bookout 
Lawrence Eugene Bookout, 93, of Wheatland died Nov. 10, 2000, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 76 years. He was a supervisor at Los Angeles Water and Power Department for 41 years and raised appaloosa horses for 20 years. 
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Highley of Wheatland and Melba Andrews of San Gabriel; three brothers, three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. 
Services: A private family service was held under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Inurnment will be in the Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier. 

Laura L. Walton 
Laura Lee Walton, 64, of Marysville died Nov. 12, 2000, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 60 years. She was a bus driver for the Marysville Unified School District for 10 years. She was also a member of the Word of Life Church in Marysville. 
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Patton of Marysville and Eric Walton of Sacramento; a brother, James Stanley of Marysville; and four grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Walton; and two sons, Terry Walton and Rickey Walton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to GateKeeper in care of Rita, Summerfield Care Center, 1225 Plumas St., Yuba City, CA 95991. 
Services: A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Word of Life Church with Pastor Stanley Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville.

Jack D. Armstrong 
Jack David Armstrong, 65, of Marysville died Nov. 29, 2000, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Born in Texas, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 61 years. He retired as a custodian after more than 20 years with the Marysville Joint Unified School District. He was a member of Hallwood Church of the Nazarene. 
Survivors include one son, Laine Oliver of Marysville; two daughters, Shannon Armstrong of Sacramento and Sherrie Harris of Palo Alto; his mother, Lee Jones of Marysville; one sister, Barbara Bolton of Marysville; and three grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Armstrong. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hutchison & Carnes Colonial Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel with the Rev. Alvin Jolley of Hallwood Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be in Sierra View Memorial Park. 

DeLors R. Marple 
DeLors Rudicel Marple, 69, of Brownsville died Nov. 30, 2000, at Sutter-Roseville Medical Center in Roseville. 
Born in Gothenburg, Neb., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 14 years. She was a homemaker and attended high school in Concord. 
Survivors include three sons, Richard A. Marple of Yuba City, William David Marple of Oroville and Robert Beck Marple of Ewe Beach, Hawaii; one sister, Norma Hartman of Burbank; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Shephard of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1302 Hooper Road, Yuba City, Calif. 95993. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Shephard of the Valley Lutheran Church with the Rev. Greg Stenzel officiaiting. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities. 

Reaford D. Lambert Sr. 
Reaford Duane Lambert Sr., 48, of Marysville died Nov. 29, 2000, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Bakersfield, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 35 years. He was a plumber. 
Survivors include a son, Reaford D. Lambert Jr. of Marysville; a daughter, Melissa Ann Lambert of Ponca City, Okla.; two brothers, Kenneth Dale Lambert of Olivehurst and Dennis Wayne Lambert of Oroville; and four sisters, Elma Mae Weger of Marysville, Emma Jean Elliott of Medford, Ore., Frances Pauline Whittington of Vancouver, Wash., and Lillian Louise Tremblay of Hammond, Ore. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Lambert and Wille Lambert; and two brothers, Dobbie Lambert and Calvin Lee Lambert. 
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 
Services: Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hutchison & Carnes Colonial Chapel. No services are planned. Inurnment will be at Sierra View Memorial Park at a later date. 

Vernus E. Fortner 
Vernus Elmer Fortner, 85, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Nov. 26, 2000, at his residence. 
Born in Higginsville, Mo., he was a Marysville resident for 32 years. He was a retired telephone company warehouseman and a member of the Yuba City Bowling League and the Telephone Pioneers of America. 
Survivors includes two sons, Richard Hendrickson of Marysville and Wayne Fortner of Anchorage; a daughter, Susan Huggins of Anchorage; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomia June Fortner. 
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Sierra View Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary.

Hattie L. Glenn 
Hattie L. Glenn, 84, of Pleasant Grove died Jan. 29, 2001, at Sutter Roseville Hospital. 
Born in Loomis, she was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident. She was a homemaker and attended school at East Nicolaus High School. 
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Julean W. Glenn of Pleasant Grove; and two sisters, Edith Chamberlain of Roseville and Betty Lucas of Midland, Texas. 
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 2701 Pleasant Grove Road. 

Alison C. Shay 
Alison Clair Shay, 86, of Yuba City died Jan. 28, 2001, at her residence. 
Born in Arcata, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 23 years. She was a bookkeeper and a homemaker. 
Survivors include two daughters, Pat McGillivray of Yuba City and Janet Todd of Incline Village, Nev.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Shay. 
Contributions can be made to Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City CA 95991. 
Services: A private family service will be held at the Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Donald T. Ringstrom 
Donald Thor Ringstrom, 65, of Yuba City died Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for two years. He retired in 1990 after 24 years as an accountant for the city of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and was a caregiver for the Rev. Thomas Batch in Yuba City. 
He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. 
Survivors include two cousins, Nels Ringstrom of Orange and George Ringstrom of Oak Lawn, Ill. 
Donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City CA 95991. 
Services: A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today, preceded by visitation starting at 3 p.m., at the Chapel of the Twin Cities. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Yuba City. The Rev. Benedict S. DeLeon of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Vacaville will officiate. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. 

Emma A. Rosemann 
Emma Augusta Rosemann, 99, of Yuba City died Jan. 29, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Langenbelau, Schlesien, Germany, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 72 years. She was a homemaker and charter member and past president of Sutter Lodge No. 36, Order of Hermann Sons in Nicolaus. 
Survivors include a nephew, Manfred R. Misch of Redding. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William P. "Willie" Rosemann. 
Contributions can be made to the First Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 850 Cooper Ave., Yuba City CA 95991. 
Services: A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, preceded by visitation starting at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of the Twin Cities. The Rev. J. Murray Elrod of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Private burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. 

Virgil C. Miner 
Virgil Clarkson Miner, 88, of Yuba City died Jan. 28, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Iowa, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 55 years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Butte Rock & Gravel and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Vera Miner of Yuba City; three daughters, Sharon Schmidl-Thompson of Yuba City, Janice La Brue of Meridian and Shirley Miner of Durham; two brothers, Glen Miner of Rose Hill, Iowa, and Marvin Miner of Sigourney, Iowa; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Miner. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento CA 98521. 
Services: A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of Sharon Schmidl-Thompson, 1144 Ponderosa Court, Yuba City. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.


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