Miscellaneous Yuba County, California Obituaries

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Daisy I. Odo
Daisy Isabell Odor, 77, of Meridian died March 30, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital.
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The Rev. John McCorkell of Grace United Methodist Church in Yuba City will officiate. Burial will follow in Meridian Cemetery. 

Arleta M. Mariedth 
Arleta Marie Mariedth, 62, of Chico died March 30, 2001, at Feather River Hospital in Paradise. 
Born in Gyman, Okla., she came to the Yuba-Sutter area as a child, attending local schools and graduating from Marysville High School. She moved away and returned to the area in the early 1980s, before moving to Chico two years ago. She worked as a cook for the child care center at Beale Air Force Base. 
Survivors include a son, Ray Mariedth of San Bernardino; a daughter, Janet Quintana of Paradise; a sister, Marilyn Wiehn of Marysville; and three grandchildren. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Hall in Wheatland, with the Rev. Dallas Weir officiating. Arragnements are under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary. 

Charles W. Stewart 
Charles Wilbur Stewart, 81, of Yuba City died April 1, 2001, at his residence. 
Services: Services are pending with Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. 
Merlyn Ellis: 2 p.m., Trinidad Cemetery in Trinidad. 

Erwin K. Silva 
Erwin Kenneth Silva, 78, of Marysville died Aug. 10, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Delano, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 13 years. He was a carpenter for 35 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Matheny of Marysville and Janet Silva of Livermore; a son, James E. Silva of Kona, Hawaii; a brother, Manuel Silva of Delano; four sisters, Lola Silva of Southern California, Alta Silva of Redding, Laraina Silva of Shafter and Dorothy Silva of Bakersfield; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Mae Silva, and a son, Jack Silva. 
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East Lawn Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento.

Leamon H. Bisby
Leamon Harvey Bisby, 90, of Durham died Oct. 15, 2001, at Twin Oak Nursing Home in Chico. 
Born in Oakwood, Okla., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for more than 19 years. He was a self-employed carpenter for 30 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Gustie Bisby of Durham; two sons, Wilbur Brown of Yuba City and Dale Bisby of Ben Lomond; a daughter, Dorothy Combs of California; a brother, Leonard Bisby of Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Services: A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Scheer Memorial Chapel, 2410 Foothill Blvd., Oroville. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Louie J. Costanzo 
Louie Joseph Costanzo, 79, of Stonyford died Oct. 17, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Fresno, he was a longtime Mid-Valley resident. He was a land developer and founding member of the Granite Bay Golf Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Costanzo of Stonyford; a son, Denny Costanzo of Wilmar; two daughter, Debra Phipps of Grass Valley and Sherry Stein of Florida; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815. 
Services: Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses Mortuary, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave., Roseville. Burial will be held Wednesday at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Lodoga. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. 

Elton Plant 
Elton "Dick" Plant, 79, of Grass Valley died Oct. 17, 2001, at Bruceville Terrace Nursing Home in Sacramento. 
Born in Texas, he was a Mid-Valley resident for 20 years. 
Survivors include a son, Frank Plant of Nevada; two daughters, Fran Campbell of Elk Grove and Eltonia Plant of Santa Rosa; two sisters, Ola Smirthwaite of Idaho and Alva Sanders of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Burial will be private. 

Elvina D. Davis 
Elvina Daisy Davis, 81, of Smartville died Oct. 17, 2001, at Kaiser Medical Center in Sacramento. 
Services: Services are pending with Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

John R. O'Brien 
Dr. John Richard O'Brien, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, died Aug. 22, 2001, at North East Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. 
Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for more than 30 years. He owned his own private medical practice in Yuba City. He graduated from Niagara University in 1937, Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1941 and did his internship at General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. 
In addition he was captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, a veteran of World War II and was awarded a bronze star. 
Survivors include his wife, Claude C. O'Brien of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Anna K. O'Brien Haase of Novato and Beckie Combs of Bremerton, Wash.; a son, William O'Brien of Seeley Lake, Mont.; two sisters, Margaret O'Brien of Lewiston, N.Y. and Ann E. Blanco of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, William A. O'Brien of Amherst, N. Y.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by a son, John N. O'Brien. 
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross. 
Services: A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Jerry Griese 
Jerry Griese, 58, of Yuba City died Feb. 9, 2002, at his residence. 
Born in Lakota, Iowa, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 54 years. He was semi-retired, working for Persuader American Angling Company. 
He served in the U.S. Army. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna Griese of Yuba City; a daughter, Merinda Griese of Yuba City; a brother, Craig Griese of Yuba City; and a sister, Karen Stout of Missouri. 
Services: No services will be held. Inurnment arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services. 

Edna H. Cantrell 
Edna H. Cantrell, 92, of Olivehurst died Feb. 9, 2002, at The Fountains in Yuba City. 
Born in Byers, Okla., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for more than 30 years. She was a sales representative. 
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Stubbs of Yuba City. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman P. Cantrell, and a son, Lyman P. Cantrell Jr. 
Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. 
Services: A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sierra View Mortuary. Lelah Holmes of the First United Methodist Church in Marysville will officiate. 

Marabeth I. Andersen 
Marabeth Ilene Andersen, 51, of Yuba City died Feb. 11, 2002, at her residence. 
Born in Marysville, she was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marysville. 
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Andersen of Yuba City; two sons, Raymond Andersen of Yuba City and David Andersen of Olivehurst; a brother, Wiley Bartlett of Redding; a sister, Dorce Peay of Yuba City; and four grandchildren. 
Services: No services will be held. Private inurnment will be in Sierra View Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Hutchison and Carnes Colonial Chapel. 

Melvin E. Newman 
Melvin Eugene "Gene" Newman, 80, of Browns Valley died Feb. 11, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Services: Services are pending with Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. 

Robert V. Lawrence 
Robert Vernon Lawrence, 80, of Yuba City died Feb. 9, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Elgin, Ill., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident since 1975. He was a chemist for Durkee Foods & AgriCom. 
In addition, he was a member of the National Rifle Association and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberley Lawrence of Cupertino; a stepdaughter, Toni Meredith of Los Angeles; a stepson, Michael Barrett of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandchildren. 
Donations are suggested to local libraries. 
Services: Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Mary J. Brackett 
Mary Jo Brackett, 67, of Olivehurst died Feb. 10, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Muskogee, Okla., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 40 years. She was a meat wrapper for Del Pero-Mondon Meat Company for 20 years. 
Survivors include her husband, Bill R. Brackett of Olivehurst; two sons, Steve L. Brackett of Yuba City and Charlie Brackett of Orangevale; a brother, W.R. Hickman of Oceanside; a sister, Geraldine Morgan of Barstow; and five grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth E. Hickman and Bobby Hickman. 
Service: Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Entombment will be in Sierra View Memorial Park. 

Charan K. Shergill 
Charan Kaur Shergill, 81, of Yuba City died Feb. 8, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in India, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 30 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tierra Buena Sikh Temple in Yuba City. 
Survivors include her husband, Swaran S. Shergill of Yuba City; two sons, Baljit S. Shergill and Gursharnjit S. Shergill, both of Yuba City; a brother, Harbhajan S. Johl of Yuba City; three sisters, Baldev Atwal and Gurmej K. Bains, both of Yuba City, and Jaswant K. Takhar of India; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Nirmal S. Shergill. 
Services: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at the chapel, followed by final prayers and cremation at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory. 

Edwin J. Schwedhelm 
Edwin Joseph Schwedhelm, 82, of Ashland, Ore., died Feb. 8, 2002, in Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland. 
Born in Marysville, he was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident, moving to Ashland three years ago. He was an assistant manager for Bremer Hardware for more than 25 years. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include a son, Richard Schwedhelm of San Carlos; a daughter, Carol Ann Engelund of Ashland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Schwedhelm. 
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sutter Cemetery. The Rev. James Rockenstein will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Valeria D. Fairlee 
Valeria Darlene Fairlee, 89, of Oroville died Feb. 8, 2002, at Oroville Hospital. 
Born in Fulton, Kan., she was a Mid-Valley resident since 1918. She worked as an assistant clerk for the city of Colusa and as a secretary for State Farm Insurance. 
Survivors include three sons, Rodney Fairlee of Oroville, George Fairlee of Clearlake and Gary Savage of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Paula Nelson of Dalles Port, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by two sons, Laurence Savage and Verle Fairlee. 
Contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation may be left in care of Ramsey-Newton-Bracewell Funeral Directors, 1175 Robinson St., Oroville. 
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey-Newton-Bracewell Funeral Directors. 

David D. Trigueiro 
David Donald Trigueiro, 40, of Yuba City died Feb. 10, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Services: Services are pending with Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Daniels C. Logue 
Daniels Charles Logue, 78, of El Macero died Feb. 4, 2002, in Acapulco, Mexico. 
Born in Allegheny, Pa., he was a developer throughout California and Catalina Island and conducted the remodeling of the old Packard Library in Marysville. He was the inspiration behind the building of the Yuba and Sutter counties' veterans memorials and was guest speaker at both dedications. 
He attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland. 
In addition, he fought under Gen. George S. Patton with the 3rd Army during World War II and participated in the liberation of concentration camps. 
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Kate Connor Logue of El Macero; a son, Daniels Russell Logue of Linda; two daughters, Kate Wilson of Sacramento and Sue Pinkston of Danville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Logue, William Logue and Robert Logue; and three sisters, Ruth Lederman, Helen Merrit and Mildred Clark. 
Services: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland. 

Walter L. Martin 
Walter L. Martin, 62, of Dobbins died June 6, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Services: Services are pending with Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. 

Avril J. Clark 
Avril Joyce Clark, 77, of Yuba City died June 3, 2002, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Born in Elwood, Ind., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 15 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Yuba City, the Music Box Dancers and the Buzzing Cuzzins Dancers. 
Survivors include three sons, Russ Clark Jr. of Yuba City, John Clark of Anderson and Doug Clark of Sioux Falls, S.D.; four brothers, Dick Gildersleeve of Crown Point, Ind., Sam Gildersleeve of Los Angeles, James Gildersleeve of Merrillville, Ind., and Robin Gildersleeve of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Koch of Lansing, Ill; and five grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Clark Sr. who died May 1, and a brother, Jack Gildersleeve. 
Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite C, Foster City, CA 94404. 
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date in Merrillville. Burial will be in Calument Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Chapel. 

Frank A. Ferraiuolo 
Frank Albert Ferraiuolo, 92, of Colusa died June 5, 2002, at Valley West Care Center in Williams. 
Born in Eveleth, Minn., he was a Mid-Valley resident for 84 years. He worked for the Colusa Unified School District from 1932 until 1975, retiring as supervisor of facilities and transportation. He received recognition from Wilson Riles, state superintendent of public instruction and the California Highway Patrol. 
He was a member of the Colusa Rifle team, was scout master for Troop 32 and served on the tree commission for 36 years. He coached JV baseball at Colusa High School, managed the semipro Colusa Pruners baseball team and the American Legion Junior baseball teams. 
In addition, in his early years he boxed professionally. 
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Irene Ferraiuolo of Colusa; two sons, Don Ferraiuolo of Yuba City and Jerd Ferraiuolo of San Jose; a sister, Vera Florio of Colusa; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Marano, and three brothers, Julius Ferraiuolo, Jildo Ferraiuolo and John Ferraiuolo. 
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with a vigil at 7:30 p.m. Monday at McNary-Moore Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Colusa. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. 

Kermit P. Myers 
Kermit Price Myers, 83, of Yuba City died June 5, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Quincy, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for five years. He was a retired truck driver for the State of California and served in the U.S Marines during Word War II. 
He was a former member of the Quincy Elks Lodge and the Quincy Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Myers of Yuba City; a son, Charles Myers of Yuba City; a daughter, Kimberly Hernandez of Sacramento; a stepson, Stan Starkey of Oroville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services: At his request, private family service will be held. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Agnes K. Barrie 
Agnes K. Barrie, 85, of Marysville died June 6, 2002, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Services: Services are pending with Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Chapel. 

Donald L. MacMillan 
Donald Laughlin MacMillan, 82, of Arbuckle died Sept. 4, 2002, in a care facility in Woodland. 
Born in Oakland, he was a longtime Mid-Valley resident. He was a retired self-employed plumber for more than 50 years. 
Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Ruiz of Arbuckle and Joyce MacMillan of Yuba City; a son, Robert MacMillan of Chico; his stepmother, Joyce M. McMillan of Taiwan, R.O.C.; a brother, Wallace MacMillan of Berkeley; a sister, Madele Stien of Fresno; and two grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean MacMillan, and a brother, Fulton McMillan. 
Services: Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at McNary-Moore Funeral Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arbuckle Cemetery. 

Gene Hickey Jr. 
Gene Hickey Jr., 68, of Juneau, Alaska, died Sept. 4, 2002, at his residence. 
Born in Dunsmuir, he was a former Yuba-Sutter resident. Settling in Juneau in 1978, he was a retired commercial bush pilot for Channel Aviation in Juneau and also retired from the University of Alaska, Juneau, as dean of admissions. 
He was a graduate of Woodland High School, Yuba College while living in Marysville and Chico State College. While residing in Yuba City from 1968 to 1975, he was with the Yuba City Unified School District as a guidance counselor and vice principal at Yuba City High School and principal of Wilson Continuation School. 
He also was a teacher and counselor in Chico schools; was director of student activities at the International School of Bangkok in Thailand; and opened and was director of the Yuba Community College Woodland Center. 
His memberships included the Masons, Yuba City Rotary, Moose Lodge in Juneau, Alaska Airmen Association, Alaska Seaplane Association and Parachuting Pioneers. 
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. 
Survivors include his wife, Judy Hickey of Juneau; a daughter, Susan Kauk of Yuba City; two sons, Gene Hickey III of Meridian and Mike Hickey of Sutter; a stepson, Tom Lopez of Winters; a stepdaughter, Julie Oppenheimer of Calabasas; and nine grandchildren. 
Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park, 830 Lassen Lane, in Mt. Shasta. Arrangements are under the direction of Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel. 

Melva O. Macedo 
Melva Oneida Macedo, 91, of Live Oak died Sept. 3, 2002, at her residence. 
Born in Nevada City, she was a lifetime Yuba-Sutter resident. She was a retired cutter at Harter Packing Co. after 40 years and a member of the Yuba City Moose Lodge and Native Daughters of the Golden West. 
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth McFall of Sutter; a son, M.D. "Skeeter" Gomes of Stockton; a brother, Carl Wellman of Yuba City; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Contributions may be made to any charity of choice. 
Services: Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Sutter Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Vincent of Loma Rica Community Church officiating. 

Alice S. Frost 
Alice S. Frost, 91, of Biggs died Sept. 5, 2002, at her residence. 
Born in Los Angeles, she was a Mid-Valley resident for 70 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gridley and the Relief Society. 
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Jenkins of Biggs, Sue Fieth and Jan Townsend, both of Oroville, and Evalynn Davis of Woodland; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. 

Robert L. Virden 
Robert Lee Virden, 36, of Challenge died Sept. 2, 2002, in a motorcycle accident near Bullards Bar. 
Born in Port Smith, Va., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for five years. He was a dock hand for four years at Bullards Bar Reservoir. 
Survivors include his wife, Melanie Virden of Challenge; a son, Scott Virden of Challenge; a daughter, Jessica Virden of Challenge; his parents, Thomas Virden of Ohio and Rose Marie Eberhardt of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two brothers, David Virden and Christopher Virden, both of Phoenix. 
Services: A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. The Rev. Dewayne R. Flohr of the Challenge Community Church will officiate. 

Robert Sperry Sr. 
Robert "Bob" Sperry Sr., 62, of Yuba City died Sept. 4, 2002, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Marysville, he was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident. He lived in Vacaville from 1967 to 1988, working as a machinist at the Mare Island shipyard. 
He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Yuba City Moose Lodge and coached Little League in Vacaville. 
Survivors include his wife, Vida Sperry of Yuba City; two sons, Robert Sperry Jr. of Martinez and Darren Sperry of Alameda; a daughter, Kimberly Oresco of Morgan Hills; two stepsons, Keith Mahoney of Nicolaus and Shane Mahoney of Sacramento; a sister, Patricia Aberasturi of Marysville; and six grandchildren. 
Services: Memorial services were held in Yuba City. Arrangements were under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.


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