Irma Sanislo died on Jan. 10, 1998, at Sierra Health Care in Davis.
Born on April 2, 1896 in Kovaszo, Hungary, she was 101 years old.
Sanislo came to the United States in 1912 and lived in the New York
City area until 1966, when she moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. She moved to the
Bay Area in 1969 and resided there until moving to Winters in 1993. She
lived in Winters until coming to Davis two years ago to be near her granddaughter.
She crocheted bed spreads and many other things that she donated to
the Lighthouse for the Blind. Her family described her as a remarkable
woman who lived on her own until she was almost 100 years old.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Clara Okrongly and her husband
Timothy Rice of Davis; Maggie Valen of West Jordan, Utah; and Betty Valenzuela
of the Los Angeles area. She also leaves four great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren,
her son-in-law Herbert H. Okrongly of Walnut Creek, and daughter-in-law
Audrey Sanislo of Fanwood, N.J.
She also leaves a niece, Anna Zellman and Mihaly Patyanik of Budapest,
At Sanislo's request, no service will be held. She will be returned
to Kovaszo for burial at the Kovaszo Cemetery in the Ukraine.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis.
Kelan 'Kelly' B. Bassett
Kelan ``Kelly'' Blaine Bassett died at his Woodland residence on Jan.
17, 1998, after an 18-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Born on Jan.
24, 1954, in South Bend, Ind., to Lester and Barbara (Phelps) Bassett,
he was 43.
He was a country musician and played in the Sacramento Valley for many
years, performing solo and with his brother Craig, with Ma Barker and the
Outlaws, and with the Bassett Brothers band. He was also a prolific songwriter
and music was his life.
He is survived by his parents, Lester and Barbara Bassett of Woodland;
a son, Casey Bassett of Pioneer; and three brothers, Randy Bassett of Cupertino
and Craig and Terry Bassett, both of Woodland. He is also survived by his
nephews, Brian Bassett of Sacramento and Michael and Stephen Bassett, both
of Woodland; and a niece, Shannon Bassett of Cupertino.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Wednesday at 2 p.m.
at the Woodland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3
p.m. at the New Testament Church, 108 Woodland Ave., Woodland.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Woodland Department of
Recreation toward the construction of a mini-amphitheater. McNary's Chapel
is assisting with the arrangements.
Louise M. White
Louise M. White died on Jan. 14, 1998, at her home in Davis. Born July
27, 1929, in Fall River, Mass., she was 68. She was a board member of the
Feed My Sheep Ministry in Diamond Springs and the Women's Aglow Fellowship.
Her survivors include her husband, Roger H. White of Davis; daughter,
Linda Warner of Oklahoma; and son, Michael White of Davis.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
at the Feed My Sheep Ministry Church, 6440 Capitol Ave., Diamond Springs.
For more information, call (916) 622-1012.
Interment is being planned at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
in Gustine. The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Beulah Dahl died on Jan. 16, 1998, at Cottonwood Healthcare Center.
Born on April 27, 1921, in Maxwell, to Sankey and Mabel Martin, she was
a resident of Yolo County for the last 52 years and a homemaker all her
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and
a good friend to many.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Dahl Sr. of Woodland;
three sons, Melvin Dahl Jr. and his wife Joann, Mervin Dahl and his wife
Barbara, all of Woodland, and Marvin Dahl and his wife Patricia of Medford,
Ore.; six grandchildren, Stacie Danielson and her husband Brett, Kimberly
Baertsch and her husband Todd, Jim Dahl and his wife Sherrie, all of Woodland,
Kerri Hesseltine and her husband Rex of Coalinga and Jason Dahl and Tony
Dahl of Medford, Ore.; and eight great-grandchildren, Tara and Shelby Baertsch,
Nathan and Nicole Dahl, Ryan and Brad Danielson, all of Woodland, and Megan
and Samantha Hesseltine of Coalinga.
She is also survived by a brother, Leroy Martin of Stockton and a sister,
Hannah Leach of Oroville. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers,
Clark, Mervin, Sankey and Duane Martin; and five sisters, Gladys Stites,
Mamie Anderson, Alberta Danley, Shirley Kennedy and Thelma Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McNary's Chapel,
458 College St., Woodland, with burial to follow at Monument Hill Memorial
Park. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McNary's Chapel.
The family has suggested that memorials be made in the form of donations
to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Nevada J. Clark
Nevada Jean Clark died on Jan. 19, 1998, at Courtyard Healthcare Center.
Born in Fortuna on Jan. 13, 1905, she had just celebrated her 93rd birthday.
She spent most of her life in Portland, Ore., where she worked as a
telephone operator for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company for approximately
20 years until her retirement.
She moved to Woodland with her husband in June 1993 to be near her
daughter and son-in-law. In January 1997, she moved to Courtyard Healthcare
Center after the death of her husband, Kenneth S. Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother and
her husband of 61 years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Dallas Banks
of Davis; three grandchildren and their spouses, Karen and Gregory Walton
of Martinez, Steven and Julie Banks of Sunnyvale, and David and Heather
Banks of Napa; and four great-grandchildren, Patrick, Michael, Kathleen
and Jeffrey Banks of Sunnyvale.
Services will be held at Mount Scott Funeral Home with burial at Lincoln
Memorial Park in Oregon.
A memorial Mass to celebrate the life of Ethel Tse-Haw Hsia Sah will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets,
Friends are invited to attend a reception at 1:30 p.m. Luncheon for
the family will take place at 12:30 p.m. immediately after the service
at Covell Gardens, Second Floor, 1111 Alvarado Ave.
Filiberto Chavez died on Jan. 19, 1998, at the UC Davis Medical Center
He was born on Aug. 22, 1952, in Mexico and was a Yolo County resident
for 22 years. He was a farm worker for 22 years and his last employer was
Joe Heidrick Enterprises.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Chavez of Woodland; two sons, Juan
Chavez and his wife Elaine of Ventura and Filiberto Chavez Jr. of Woodland;
three daughters, Gabriela Gutierrez and her husband Juan of Woodland, Erica
Ruvalcaba and her husband Jimmy of Woodland and Anna Chavez of Woodland;
four brothers, Juan Chavez and Memo Chavez of Pomona and Rosalio Chavez
and Venancio Chavez of Mexico; two sisters, Mary Ramos of Chicago and Filberta
Renteria of Fontana; and two grandchildren, Selena and Cynthia Gutierrez
Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland.
Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.
Guadalupe G. Mercado
Guadalupe Gomez Mercado died in her Woodland residence on Jan. 20,
1998, at the age of 91. She was born in Yerba Buena, Jalisco, Mexico, on
Dec. 18, 1906.
She was a Yolo County resident for 45 years and was a homemaker all
of her adult life.
She is survived by her son, Vidal Mercado and his wife Sally of Woodland;
two daughters, Domitila Mercado of Woodland and Esperanza Mercado Alvarez
and her husband Jesus of Atengo, Jalisco, Mexico; 35 grandchildren; 85
great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Mercado, in 1935; daughter,
Elisa Mercado in 1996; grandson, David Barriga in 1997; and granddaughter,
Esperanza Mercado in 1962.
Friends are invited to pay their respects at 5 p.m. Sunday at McNary's
Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. The vigil service will begin at 6 p.m.
The funeral mass will be held at noon on Monday at Holy Rosary Church.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Aurelio Marquez died in his Woodland residence on Jan. 18, 1998, at
the age of 93. He was born in La Piedad, Michucan, Mexico, on Aug. 5, 1904.
He came to the United States with his father and brother. They worked
in Wyoming harvesting beets. Later in life, he came to California and worked
for the railroad.
He was working in Colusa when he met his wife Abigail and they married
in 1932. In 1934, he and his wife and their first child moved to Woodland.
After he left the railroad, he went to work for United Concrete Pipe Co.
and later American Pipe and also Sterling Owens as a pipe layer.
Upon retirement, he did concrete work for farmers in the Woodland area
while he was still able to do so. He always enjoyed making things with
his hands. He was dedicated to his family and was always available for
his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Gloria McGrew and her husband Robert
of Woodland; two sons, Ed Marquez and his wife Judy and Phil Marquez and
his wife Jeanette, all of Woodland; 10 grandchildren, Matthew McGrew of
Woodland, Michael McGrew of Yolo, Joey Marquez of Woodland, Dan Marquez
of Sacramento, Tim Marquez of Salinas, Marc, Craig and Eric Marquez of
Woodland, Jesse Marquez Jr. of Elk Grove, Larry Marquez of San Jose; and
nine great-grandchildren, Justin McGrew of Woodland, Megan and Abbey McGrew
of Yolo, Andrew and Maddy of Woodland, Sam and Alexis of Sacramento, Nicolas
and Micaela of Elk Grove.
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Abigail Marquez and son, Jesse
The vigil is set for 7 p.m. today at the Holy Rosary Church, Woodland.
The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church,
Woodland, with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leon D. Stevens
Leon Dan Stevens died in his Woodland residence on Jan. 22, 1998, after
a short battle with cancer at the age of 67. He was born in Oakland, Ore.,
on Sept. 29, 1930.
He was a resident of Yolo County for 62 years. He graduated from Woodland
High School in 1948, and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He
worked for American Airlines and was an airline mechanic for 40 years.
He was a third-degree Mason in the Yolo Lodge No. 1. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and camping with his family. He was well-known in his youth for
a roadster he once owned and his interest in Woodland.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Stevens of Woodland; son, Bruce
Stevens and his wife Susan of Sacramento; daughter, Judy L. Stevens-Smith
of Yolo; three grandchildren, Curtis Stevens and Caleb Stevens, both of
Salt Lake City, and Angela Smith of Yolo; great-aunt, Bernice Eakle of
Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at McNary's Chapel,
458 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Mary's Cemetery in Yolo.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Mary's
Chapel, Yolo Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
obituaries for the week of Jan. 11, 1998
Keith F. Killam Jr.
Dr. Keith Fenton Killam Jr. died on Jan. 2, 1998, at Sutter Davis Hospital
in Davis. He was 70 years old.
Born March 2, 1927, in Hollywood, Fla., Killam grew up in Newton, Mass.
While serving in the Army Medical Detachment, 1340th area service unit
in World War II, he was a military rifle marksman and received a meritorious
He attended Tufts College where he received a bachelor's degree in
engineering in 1948. He earned his master's degree in pharmacology in 1953
and, the next year, his doctorate in the same subject at the University
of Illinois, Graduate Professional College.
Killam was a postdoctoral fellow in the departments of pharmacology
and anatomy at UCLA Medical Center's Brain Research Institute from 1955
to 1958. While there, he was a research fellow for the National Institutes
of Health from 1957 to 1958. For the next 10 years, he worked as a professor
of pharmacology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
In 1968, Killam was asked to join the faculty at UC Davis to open a
new medical school at the campus. He was the founding chair of the Department
of Pharmacology at the new UCD School of Medicine and was instrumental
in the development of that institution.
He served as the department's chairman from 1968 to 1983. During that
time, he was also affiliated with the National Center for Primate Biology
in Davis and acted as associate director and interim acting director in
Killam was also chairperson of UCD Medical School faculty from 1972
to 1973 and chairperson for the Division of Sciences Basic to Medicine
from 1977 to 1978. After serving as director of Medical Learning Resources
from 1978 to 1981 and associate dean for Sciences Basic to Medicine from
1979 to 1981, Killam officially retired from the medical school in July
During his career, Killam served on many national and international
committees on drug abuse and other basic science research issues. For many
years, he worked as a consultant to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
Killam was also active in many national and international pharmacological
societies from the beginning of his career until the present. A founding
member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), he served
on its council from 1973 until 1977 and was president in 1976.
He also served on ACNP's Committee on Problems Related to Research
Animal Affairs from 1983 until his retirement. A member of the American
Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) since 1968,
he was president in 1980 and the chairman of its Committee on Professional
Affairs from 1982 until his retirement.
He also served as chairman of ASPET's Committee on Research Animal
Affairs from 1983 until 1990.
Killam belonged to the Western Pharmacology Society since 1961, sitting
on its executive committee from 1968 to 1973. He was elected president
of that society in 1972.
He was on the board of directors for the Committee on the Problems
of Drug Dependence (CPDD) from 1977 until retirement and was the chairman
of the Coordinating Committee for Testing Programs from 1984 to 1987.
From 1985 to 1987, Killam served as chairman of CPDD's board of directors,
and was elected president in 1991. From 1979 to 1983, he was a U.S. delegate
to the International Union of Pharmacologists, and he also served as vice
president of the executive committee for the International Union of Pharmacology.
During his career, Killam received numerous grants from the National
Institutes of Health and other organizations, and wrote more than 150 publications.
Most recently, he was actively conducting research on the AIDS virus as
it relates to drug abuse, with Drs. Ronald and Linda Chuang at the UCD
School of Medicine.
In addition, he had just completed work on a project commissioned by
the Food and Drug Administration through the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academy of Sciences. Made up of 11 prominent scientists, the Committee
on Halcion: an Assessment of Data Adequacy and Confidence was charged with
helping to clarify and characterize the risk and efficacy profiles of Halcion.
A 30-year Davis resident, Killam is survived by his wife of 43 years,
Dr. Eva King Killam, his brother Hollis Killam, four children, four grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at the Davis Funeral
Chapel. Killam will be buried Tuesday at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.
In lieu of flowers and to commemorate his strong commitment and dedication
to the teaching of students, the family requests that donations be made
to the Keith F. Killam Jr. Memorial Fund for Graduate Student Travel, through
the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Donations
should be addressed to ASPET, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Please designate them as contributions to the Killam Memorial Travel Fund.
James H. Shideler
James H. Shideler died peacefully at his home on Jan. 6, 1998. Born
in 1914 in Oxford, Ohio, he was 83. He had been a part of the Davis community
He received his bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford,
Ohio, and then moved west and earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. A stalwart
of UC Davis, he was a professor of history and intermittent chair of the
history department from 1945 until his retirement in 1984.
He was the author of articles on American agricultural history and
was the editor of The Agricultural History Journal from 1964 to 1984. He
authored ``Farm Crisis 1919-1923'' and edited ``Agriculture in the Development
of the Far West.''
He was the director of the Agricultural History Center at UC Davis
from 1964 to 1978 and was president of the Agricultural History Society
He and his wife built a family cabin in Glen Alpine Canyon in the Sierra
Nevada near Lake Tahoe in the 1960s. This retreat has been the heart of
many gatherings for family and friends. His spirit and memory will live
on in this majestic setting.
He is survived by his wife, Idella, and their three children. Sarah
Shideler Hendrickson lives in Eugene, Ore., with her companion Gretchen
Miller and they have three children, James, Alexander and Douglass. William
Michael Shideler lives in San Anselmo with his son Ian. Katherine Shideler
White and her husband Charles White and their children Lisa and John live
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community
Church, 412 C St. Following the service, friends are invited to an informal
reception at the Shideler home.
Don Pehlke, 82, died unexpectedly following heart surgery in Portland
on Jan. 8, 1997. Born in Wayne, Mich., in 1916, he was raised in Madison,
Wis., where he met and married Charlotte, his wife of 58 years.
He graduated from Oregon State University in 1941. He was a lifelong
patriot who served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific
from 1941 to 1945.
On returning from the Navy, he continued his education, receiving a
master's degree from UC Berkeley in 1949 and his Ph.D. in psychology from
the University of Utah in 1952.
His career as an educator and psychologist included positions as dean
of students at Boise Junior College (now Boise State University), Mount
St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and California State University at Northridge,
where he was a full professor.
He finished his career at the American Justice Institute in Sacramento.
The author of a college textbook on psychology, he continued his work after
retirement and was working on a book at the time of his death.
He is remembered by his family as a man of principle and decency, who
loved his family and country. His opinions were firmly held and he voiced
his conscience without regard to consequence. He always strove to do the
right thing, was a steadfast and loyal friend and was generous to those
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Pehlke of Davis, and two sons,
Roger Pehlke and his wife Elena of Davis and Michael Pehlke of Yakima,
Wash. He is lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren, Elisa and Tyler
of Davis and Marisa Pehlke, Chris, Hillary and Justin Brooks of Yakima,
A private graveside service was held Saturday at the Oaklawn Memorial
Park in Corvallis, Ore.
Twyla I. Buck-Huston
Twyla Irene Buck-Huston, 41, died on Jan. 10, 1998, at Sutter Davis
Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 27, 1956, in Fresno.
She grew up in Quincy, where she attended grammar school and graduated
from Quincy High School.
A five-year resident of Davis, she is survived by her husband, Don
R. Huston, and her son, Aaron C. Stephenson, both of Davis; parents, Clarence
and Beatrice Buck of Quincy; and sister, Rayann Montgomery and her husband
Scott of Carmichael.
She is also survived by the grandparents of her son, Bob and Nancy
Stephenson of Davis; and her two brothers-in-law, Bo Stephenson of Simi
Valley and Charlie Stephenson of Davis.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Davis Funeral Chapel
is handling the arrangements.
Sue Helen Handley
Sue Helen Handley, 85, of Woodland died on Jan. 9, 1998, in Fresno
while visiting family. She was born in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of
Herman Lacy and Annie Elizabeth Lovell.
She was a resident of Courtside Towers in Woodland. She drove herself
out to California when she completed business school in Nashville in 1936,
and has been a resident of Woodland since then. She designed the Yolo County
flag while working in the office of Charles Hardy, the Yolo County agricultural
commissioner during the 1930s. This flag was adopted and used as the county
flag until last year.
She was the first woman to be certified as a county agricultural agent
at that time. During World War II, she worked in San Francisco at the Customs
Office in the Ferry Building. She was an executive secretary at Spreckels
Sugar Co. for 22 years and was the secretary of the Woodland Babe Ruth
League for many years.
She was a member of the Woodland Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star,
and was deputy grand marshal of the California Grand Chapter of the Order
of the Eastern Star. After her retirement, she traveled extensively, visiting
her children and throughout Europe.
She was the widow of the late Louis E. Handley of Woodland, the niece
of the late Thomas Hooper of Woodland, owner of the White Palace Barber
Shop, and the sister of the late Ethel Larner of Woodland.
She is survived by a sister, Emma Todd of Nashville, Tenn.; brother-in-law,
Ken Larner of Woodland; and her four children, Frances Jones and her husband
Terry of Arlington, Va.; Susan Baldwin and her husband Steve of Coatesville,
Pa.; Louis Handley of Helsinki, Finland; and Mary Moxley and her husband
Phil of Fresno.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Thad and Trent Jones; Bill and
Sumara Baldwin; Teresa, Jens, Ville, Emily and Laura Handley; and Josh,
Nathan, Megan and McKenna Mackaben; and by three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Funeral
home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Monument Hill
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made in
her name to the Elderly Nutrition Program (Meals On Wheels), 40 N. East
St., Woodland, CA, 95776.
Dorothy E. Cecil
Dorothy Esther Cecil died in Aldersons Convalescent Hospital on Jan.
6, 1998, at the age of 75. She was born in Woodland on May 28, 1922.
She was a resident of Yolo County for 63 years. She and her husband
Russell moved to Mount Shasta in 1978 and lived there for 12 years, at
which time they moved back to Woodland.
She was employed at UC Davis for 12 years as a clerk. While living
in Mount Shasta, she was a member of the Women's Auxiliary at the Mount
Shasta Hospital. She loved to read and work in the garden.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Russell B. Cecil
of Woodland; two sons, Bruce Cecil of Shingleton and Brian Cecil and his
wife Judy of Davis; and three grandchildren, Michael Cecil, Danny Cecil
and Anne Cecil, all of Davis.
Private family services will be held in Mount Shasta. The family requests
remembrances in the form of memorials to be made to the American Cancer
Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bessie L. Dieudonne
Bessie Dieudonne died on Jan. 12, 1998, in the Stollwood Convalescent
Hospital at the age of 92. She was born Bessie LaVern Hughes to Frank and
Anna (Hill) Hughes in Willows on May 17, 1905. She moved to Woodland as
a young girl and attended Holy Rosary Academy and Woodland High School.
In September 1934, she married James E. Dieudonne, who preceded her
in death in 1962. They had no children.
She worked for several years for the French Laundry and Dutcher Brothers
Cleaners and then at JC Penney, where she worked for many years and where
she retired in 1970. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and traveling. She was
especially known for making cakes and afghans for her many friends.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Myrtle Hughes, and niece, Susan
Hughes, both of Willows. She also leaves behind five nephews, Dale Wahlberg
of Saudi Arabia, Harold Wahlberg of Marysville, Ray Messerer, Robert Messerer
and Kenneth Messerer. She is also survived by her lifelong friends, Ed,
Tess, Eleanor and Eric Pardini of Falls Church, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McNary's Chapel,
458 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at the Woodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
McNary's Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Gladys M. Roberts
Gladys M. Roberts died on Jan. 12, 1998, at Sutter Davis Hospital at
the age of 87.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1910, in Sacramento and was a tax clerk for
the state of California for 35 years and a Yolo County resident for 55
years. She was a member of the Mormon Church.
She is survived by her two brothers, Arthur and Monroe Reese of Sacramento.
Visitation will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. today at Kraft Bros. Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will
take place at the Woodland Cemetery.
William M. Rogoff
William M. Rogoff died at home Jan. 9, 1998, after a brief illness.
Born March 15, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Michael and Esther Rogoff, he
was 81. He had lived in Davis for 14 years.
He was retired from his career as an entomologist with the U.S. Department
of Agriculture in Lincoln, Neb.; Fresno; and Corvallis, Ore. His research
focused on eradicating pests through biological means and he received the
outstanding entomologist of the year award in 1982 from the American Registry
of Professional Entomologists.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut
and his Ph.D. from Cornell University, and served as a professor at South
Dakota State College.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in malaria control in the
Philippines and New Guinea. He received a Soldier's Medal from the Army
for his heroic attempts to save an Army man from drowning. He was a very
strong swimmer, and brave.
While working at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, he met
his future wife, Esther Petersen. They celebrated 50 years of marriage
this past October, with their two children, Barbara Rogoff of Santa Cruz
and Jim Rogoff of Laytonville and their families, including five grandchildren
Luisa, Valerie and David Magarian and Heather and Katelyn Rogoff.
He was devoted to his family, and loved to explore ideas, follow current
events, listen to classical music and travel. He enjoyed a trip to Thailand
last month. He will be remembered as a person of great fairness, intellect
A memorial service will be held in several weeks at the Unitarian Church
of Davis and his ashes will be scattered at sea.
Phyllis J. Geddes
Phyllis Joan Geddes died in her Woodland residence on Jan. 14, 1998,
at the age of 71. She was born in St. Ed, Neb., on March 17, 1926.
She was a Yolo County resident for 64 years and a homemaker all her
adult life. She especially enjoyed her painting classes at the Woodland
Senior Center and also crocheting and embroidering.
She is survived by her three children, Julie Brookshire and her husband
Tim Stephens, Katherin Moore and her husband James and Jennean Rogers and
her husband Joe, all of Woodland; seven grandchildren, Jennifer McSarley
of Santa Cruz, and Christopher Brookshire, Katie James, Bonnie Phillips,
Dennis Moore, Emily Rogers and Douglas Rogers, all of Woodland; five great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Claire Musil of Nebraska and Muriel Kendall of Sacramento.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Geddes, in 1996.
A funeral service was scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. today at McNary's
Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Monument Hill
Memorial remembrances may be made to the Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014,
Davis, CA, 95616.
Billy E. Moore
Billy Edward Moore died in Bullhead City, Ariz., on Jan. 12, 1998,
at the age of 71. He was born in Hodgin, Okla., on Sept. 2, 1926.
He was a resident of Yolo County for 51 years and served in the U.S.
Air Force during World War II. He was a truck driver for more than 30 years
and last worked for Roy E. Lay. Moore was a member of the Teamsters Union
Local No. 150.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Moore of Woodland; and eight children,
Jim Keeton and Pat Redmill of Woodland, Peggy Walton of Willits, Terri
Flores, Cindi Flores, Ralph Thiers and John Thiers, all of Woodland, and
Michael Thiers of Michigan.
He also leaves behind four sisters, Bethel Gaskill of Christmas Valley,
Ore., and Patsy Horner, Joan Wright and Sandy Creamer, all of Woodland;
and three brothers, Jack Moore of Christmas Valley, Ore., Bob Moore of
Woodland, and Donald Moore of Palermo.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at McNary's Chapel,
458 College St., Woodland. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday
at Monument Hill Memorial Park.
Evelyn H. Dibb
Evelyn Helen Dibb died in the arms of loving family members on the
morning of Jan. 12, 1998, in Sutter Davis Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1909, and lived in Elgin and
Algonquin, Ill., until she and her late husband, William Dibb, retired
and moved to Davis in 1970.
She was active in volunteer work throughout her retirement. During
the past 10 years, she opened her home to numerous foreign students as
a host mother for the International Training and Education Program sponsored
by UC Davis Extension.
As recently as last May, she and her sister, Margaret Henryson, were
weekly volunteers for the Wayfarer Center Christian Mission in Woodland,
preparing meals for those in need. In the past, she also donated her time
to the Davis Hospital Auxiliary and to Casa de los Ninos as a weekly kitchen
Her active life and cheerful spirit will be missed by all the people
who knew her.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Henryson of Davis; two children,
Mauri Sampson of Cary, Ill., and John Dibb of Davis; six grandchildren,
Pam Cray of Windsor, Brian Dibb of Sacramento, Doug Waters and Kathy Dibb
of Davis, Liz Waters of DeKalb, Ill., and Becky Fleissner of Wonder Lake,
Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Lainey and Elissa Cray of Windsor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dibb; an infant son,
Tommy; her sister, Dorothy Perren; and her granddaughter, Sandy Waters.
A memorial service for family and friends is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Friends are invited to join the family
for an informal gathering in the home of Leigh and John Dibb following
In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be sent in her name to the Wayfarer
Center Christian Mission, P.O. Box 1248, Woodland, CA, 95695.
Roy S. Rauschkolb
Roy S. Rauschkolb, formerly a Cooperative Extension specialist in the
department of land, air and water resources at UC Davis, died unexpectedly
of a heart attack on Dec. 19, 1997, while attending a holiday lunch at
the Maricopa Agricultural Center in Maricopa, Ariz.
He had recently retired as director of the Maricopa, Yuma and Citrus
Agricultural Centers and as professor of soil and water science at the
University of Arizona at Tucson, Ariz.
Rauschkolb was born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 18, 1933, the son of
Roy S. and Sibyl Charity (Williams) Rauschkolb. He graduated from Glendale
Union High School in Arizona in 1950, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force
in February 1952. He served in the Korean War in air cargo transportation
and was honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant in 1956.
He began his advanced education at Arizona State University in Tempe,
receiving a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1961. He attended the University
of Arizona at Tucson, receiving a master's degree and Ph.D. in agricultural
chemistry and soils in 1963 and 1968, respectively.
During his advanced study, he served as the acting cotton specialist
as well as superintendent of the Safford Experimental Farm for the University
Rauschkolb's professional career began as an extension soils specialist
at the University of Arizona, where his efforts were principally directed
toward improving the effectiveness of fertilizer use, evaluating soil amendments
and soil reclamation and planning for the development of a demonstration
farm for the Navajo Indian tribe.
He then moved to UC Davis, where he worked as an extension soils specialist
in 1966-67. During this time, he conducted a soil fertility research and
education program throughout California. He also had a sabbatical leave
with the Environmental Protection Agency preparing a book on nitrogen management
in irrigated agriculture to be used as a guide for reducing pollution of
surface and ground water by non-point source discharges of nitrogen.
During this time at UC Davis, he also spent two years as unit director
for the soil and water program.
From 1977 to 1981, he served as a regional assistant director of Cooperative
Extension, directing projects in resource science and engineering and plant
sciences in 15 North Central counties. In 1981, he moved back to Tucson,
where he served as the associate dean and director of Cooperative Extension
and professor of soil and water science. In 1988, he moved to Maricopa
as resident director of the Maricopa, Yuma and Citrus Agricultural Centers.
Rauschkolb's consulting appointments led him across the world, including
assignments in Israel with the USDA on implementation of computer technology
for the Ministry of Agriculture, the United Nations Food and Agricultural
Organization in Rome, Italy, to prepare a publication on land degradation
as a consultant to the National Agricultural Research Program in Cairo,
Egypt, and as a project coordinator for a USDA Farm Privatization Project
in the Volkhov Region of the Leningrad Oblast in Russia.
He was a fellow of both the Soil Science Society of America and the
American Society of Agronomy and a member of several professional societies
and honorary fraternities. He received the Arizona State Distinguished
Service Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi just days before his death.
Aside from his professional life, he was an avid woodworker, creating
original works of art as well as restoring antique furniture.
He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Joan, and three children, Sibyl
A. Martin and her husband Tom, Roy S. of Napa and Jean M. Finman and her
husband Joel; four grandchildren, Timothy and Jeremy of Marysville, Wash.,
and Alyana and Andrew of Enumclaw, Wash.; brother, James and his wife Myrtis
of Peoria, Ariz.; and numerous people whose lives he touched all over the
Memorial services are set at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Maricopa
Agricultural Center in Maricopa, Ariz. Directions to the center may be
obtained by calling 758-5135.
An endowment fund has been established in his honor at the Maricopa
Agricultural Center. Contributions should be made payable to the University
of Arizona Foundation, 37860 W. Smith Enke Road, Maricopa, Ariz., 85239.
for the week of Jan. 4, 1998:
Elsa A. Gregory
Elsa Amelia Gregory died at the Alderson's Convalescent Hospital on
Dec. 30, 1997, at the age of 86. She was born in Whitehall, N.Y., on Nov.
She was a resident of Yolo County for 10 years. She moved to Woodland
in 1987 from San Mateo, where she and her husband, Elwyn Gregory, made
their home for 40 years. She taught high school algebra and then she taught
the first grade at Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo.
She retired in 1977 after teaching for 30 years. She served on the
Board of Directors for the Peninsula Symphony, and was a member and past
president of Par Avance and a 50-year member of the Roseville Chapter of
the Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Woodland United Methodist
Church. After retiring, she and her husband traveled extensively in Europe,
Norway, Denmark, The Orient, Australia, New Zealand and most of the United
States and Canada.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Elwyn Gregory of Woodland;
daughter, Nancy Glover and her husband Norman of Woodland; grandchildren,
Trish Reiff and her husband Michael and Frank Glover, all of Woodland,
and Jeff Gregory of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Carter and Tayler Reiff
of Woodland and Jason and Joshua Gregory of Oklahoma; sisters, Doris Barnhart
and Norma Paul, both of Ventura. She was preceded in death by her son,
Daniel K. Gregory in 1992.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at McNary's Funeral
Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. Burial will follow at Monument Hill
McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Madeline G. McDonald
Madeline Grace McDonald died on Dec. 27, 1997, at her home in Davis
at the age of 49 after a brief illness with cancer. She was born in San
Francisco on Aug. 13, 1948.
She was raised by her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd B. Crow, in
Palo Alto after the early death of her parents, Charles McDonald and Elizabeth
Crow. She graduated with honors from St. John's College of Annapolis, Md.,
and Santa Fe, N.M., and was third-year student at the McGeorge School of
Law in Sacramento at the time of her death.
She is survived by many friends and family, including her five children,
Benjamin Charles McDonald, 27, of Lodi, Ed W. Hendren Jr., 18; Elizabeth
Ann Hendren, 16; and William Brian Hendren, 14, all of Davis; and Tor Nilsson,
3, of Woodland; brother, Peter McDonald of Los Altos; and her sister, Michele
McDonald of Truckee.
She was known for integrity, courage and determination. She was loved
and admired by all those who knew her well, and was truly an unforgettable
woman, relatives said. She will be dearly missed.
A memorial service was held Saturday at McGeorge School of Law, which
was followed by a reception.
Joni B. Collet
Joni B. Collet died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 4, 1998, at the
age of 73. She courageously battled cancer over a period of 10 years. At
the time of her passing, she was surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1924, in Rule, Texas, and had lived in Woodland
for the past 36 years.
She worked for Adams Grain Co. in Woodland as Mr. Adams' secretary
for 20 years. She was a former member of Omega Nu Sorority and Woodland
United Methodist Church. She was a season ticket subscriber at the Woodland
Opera House, attending regularly to watch her son Greg perform on stage.
She enjoyed playing bridge and wholeheartedly supported her children's
and grandchildren's school and community activities.
She is survived by her son, Greg Collet of Woodland; two daughters,
Jill Collet of Woodland and Gwenn Iott and her husband Frank of Dallas,
Ore.; two grandchildren, Emily and Jordan Iott of Dallas, Ore.; a sister,
Doris Branch of Aspermont, Texas; a brother, Dean Wright of Manchester,
N.H.; and a loving puppy, Susie.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Sue Hitt.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McNary's Chapel,
458 College St., Woodland. The funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday
at McNary's Chapel. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Cancer Research Foundation.
Helen Gillman, a 30-year resident of Davis, died Dec. 31, 1997, from
congestive heart failure. Born Sept. 6, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was
At an early age, she moved with her family to San Francisco where she
attended school, graduating from Lowell High School and San Francisco State
On a blind date, she met Avron, her future husband. They married a
year later. While they lived in Contra Costa County, she taught primary
school for seven years. She then moved to Sacramento and taught kindergarten
for 20 years in West Sacramento.
In addition, she directed a multicultural program during this time.
She also taught adult education classes at UC Davis on how to teach folk
dancing to children and how to incorporate the arts and customs of various
countries into geography lessons.
Influenced by travel to Mexico, Japan and Africa, she became interested
in textiles and fabric as art. She enjoyed fabric dyeing and made many
of her own clothes in her studio in Davis. She was a member of the Guild
of the Davis Art Center and supported the arts in Davis in many ways.
She and her husband had two sons, Steven of Oakland and Daniel of Corvallis,
Ore. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Sarah, Leah, Isaac, Cody
Friends are invited to attend an informal memorial at 3 p.m. Sunday
at the home of Ray and Hilda Keefer, 27354 Willowbank Road, Davis.
Dr. Alfred A. Bolomey
Dr. Alfred Auguste Bolomey died on Jan. 1, 1998, at Kaiser Foundation
Hospital in Sacramento. Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Sandy Hook, Conn., he was
He was a cardiologist for over 36 years, and worked for Kaiser Foundation
Hospital in Oakland as the chief of the cardiology department for many
years. He was described by his family as an avid gardener, reader and dedicated
family man. He enjoyed taking long walks with his miniature poodle, Cody,
along the Senda Nueva Green Belt in North Davis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ganahl Bolomey, in 1993;
his sister, Violette Bolomey Crott; and son-in-law, Robert Charles Michener.
He is survived by his three children, Jayne DeWitt and her husband
Paul of Newark, Dory Irons and her husband David of Placerville and Cary
Ganahl Bolomey of Davis; eight grandchildren, Patsy DeWitt, Al DeWitt,
Daniel DeWitt, Ellie Irons, Andrie Irons, Patsy Michener, Hank Foster-Bolomey,
Zac Foster and Becky Foster; and his two brothers, Rene Bolomey of Rhode
Island and Roger Bolomey of Boulder, Colo.
A private family service will be held at the Davis Cemetery in Davis.
The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Nancy M. Bernhard
Nancy ``Nan'' Bernhard died on Dec. 30, 1997, in Davis. She was born
on March 26, 1924, and was a resident of Davis for more than 40 years.
She attended Stanford University and received a master's degree in
history from the University of Hawaii. She was employed as the assistant
director of the news bureau at the California Institute of Technology,
where she met her future husband.
After her marriage, the couple moved to Davis, where her husband was
a faculty member.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Bernhard of Davis; two sons,
Douglas Bernhard of Davis and Allan Bernhard of Roseville; two granddaughters,
Kristina and Rebecca Bernhard of Roseville; and a brother, E.K. McLaren
of Corvallis, Ore.
A private service will be held at a later date and she will be buried
with her parents in Southern California. Remembrances may be made to the
Yolo County Museum or any other appropriate organization.
Sandra M. Perdue
Sandra May Perdue died on Jan. 4, 1998, at Sutter Davis Hospital in
Davis. Born on May 15, 1941, in Sacramento, she was 55.
She has been a Davis resident for the last 18 years and worked at PG&E
as a customer service clerk for more than 27 years.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ann Jones, and a son,
She is survived by her husband, Ronald P. Perdue of Davis; parents,
John and Mildred Flink of Sacramento; three children, Michael Owen of Brentwood,
Richard Owen of Citrus Heights and Ronald Paul Perdue Jr. of Arizona; five
brothers, Norman Jurasin of Concord, Raymond Jurasin of Benicia, Richard
Jurasin of Manteca, Jack Kerber of Portola, Jerald Kerber of Michigan and
sister, Charleen Holcomb of Elk Grove.
She also leaves her four grandchildren, Rhonda Perdue of Arizona, Sean
Owen of Citrus Heights, Danan Jones and Justine Jones of Los Angeles.
At her request, no services will be held. The Davis Funeral Chapel
is handling the arrangements.
Estella B. Pollock
Estella Bradley Pollock died on Jan. 2, 1998, in Davis, at the age
of 93. She moved to Davis from Huntington Beach just last month to be closer
to her nephews.
Born Estella May Bradley in Cambridge, Mass., on March, 24, 1904, she
was the first child of Charles Edward Bradley of Massachusetts and Bloomie
Helena Gladys Doane of Gunning Cove, Nova Scotia. She was raised in Cambridge,
where she also attended Radcliffe for a year. She graduated from business
school and worked as a secretary, bookkeeper and accountant.
From 1934 to 1940, she was married to Salvadore Farre, and during that
time spent three years in the Philippines. In 1945, she married Max Pollock
and has since lived in San Carlos during the 1940s; Saratoga from 1950
to 1960; San Jose from 1960 to 1970; Sedona, Ariz., from 1970 to 1984;
Fillmore from 1984 to 1988; and Huntington Beach from 1988 to 1997.
While in Sedona, she did numerous paintings of the beautiful Arizona
She is survived by her brother, Charles ``Ted'' Bradley of Captiva,
Fla.; three nephews, Robert Bradley of Menlo Park, Richard Bradley of Davis
and Donald Bradley of Forestville; and a niece, Zoe Hill of Sharon, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Pollock, who died in
Sedona, Ariz., in 1997, and by two brothers, John Bradley, who died in
Cambridge, Mass., in 1978, and Russell Bradley, who died in Huntington
Beach in 1990.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Karl Werner Suttner
Dr. Karl Werner Suttner died peacefully on Jan. 5, 1998, at the age
of 83 at his home in Davis.
He will be missed greatly by his grandson, William Baker; his friends
and colleagues; and former students.
Dr. Suttner taught German at Sacramento State University at Sacramento,
retiring in 1984. His devotion and generosity will be missed not only by
his family, but by his students, for whom he cared so much.
Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 17, at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis. Special charity
memorials may be made to the Yolo Hospice program or to the Davis Senior
August V. Hucke Jr.
August Valentin Hucke Jr. died on Dec. 14, 1997, at Woodland Memorial
Hospital at the age of 94.
Born in Woodland, he was a lifelong resident of Yolo County and a self-employed
farmer for 50 years.
His grandfather, August Wilkendorf, was a pioneer in the area. He was
a member of IOOF Grafton Lodge No. 293, in Zamora.
He is survived by his nephew, Donald Schuder of Woodland, and six cousins,
Merle Wilkendorf of Woodland, Eleanor Wilkendorf of Sacramento, Fred Wilkendorf
of Woodland, Elwin Wilkendorf of Woodland, Albert Wilkendorf of Huston,
Texas, and Margaret Cintell of San Mateo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August Sr. and Bertha Hucke.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kraft Bros.
Funeral Chapel, 176 Second St., Woodland.
Kenneth Keithly, a lifelong resident of Esparto, died on Jan. 4, 1998,
at the age of 78.
He was born Oct. 7, 1919, in San Francisco, to Chailes Harrison and
Flora Heask Keithly, a pioneer family of Yolo County. He was a high school
teacher and an almond grower who enjoyed the rural country life of Esparto.
He married Mary (Evelyn) Latham on Dec. 31, 1944, in Augusta, Ga.
He was a retired high school teacher of 29 years, having taught throughout
Northern California. The last 19 of those years were spend at Davis High
School as a history instructor.
His love for college football and boxing led him to develop a championship
wrestling team that went on to win the state titles.
A 1939 graduate of Esparto High School, he then went on to earn his
undergraduate degree and teaching credential from Chico State University.
He served in World War II as an Army sergeant in the Aleutian Islands.
Later, he attended graduate school at UC Davis in history education.
His enjoyment of politics and educating students in government often
led to visits of congressional leaders as speakers in his classroom.
His great interest in Asian culture took him to the island of Sato,
Japan, where he continued his studies.
His spirit for outdoor adventure took his family to California's North
Coast near Fort Bragg for weeks of camping and surf fishing during the
summer months with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Leask Stephens, and her
husband George D. Stephens of Esparto, and Mabel Leask Muller, R.N., of
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Keithly of Esparto; daughters, Kathleen
G. Keithly of San Francisco, Kristine F. Keithly Edwards of Denver, Colo.,
Kay Luthi of Napa, Karryl Keithly of Sacramento and Kellie Woodword of
Ontario; and a son, Kenton C. Keithly of Woodland.
Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Capay Cemetery on Road
Yolo Hospice and Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors have been assisting
with the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent either to Yolo Hospice or Friends of the Esparto
Mary G. Herrig
Mary Gertrude Herrig died on Jan. 7, 1998, at Sutter Davis Hospital.
She was born March 11, 1932, in Joplin, Mo., where she attended grammar
school and high school.
A 46-year resident of Yolo County, she worked in food services and
as a personal caterer to the chancellor and faculty at UC Davis, where
she worked for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hensel Herrig, in 1981.
Her survivors include her two daughters, Patti Taylor and her husband
Patrick of Davis and Lana Burke and her friend Jim Crismon of West Sacramento;
brother-in-law, Ralph Herrig of Davis; sister, Velda Roberts of Davis;
five grandchildren, Helen and John Burke of Davis, Curtis Taylor of Napa,
Ann and Tad Taylor of Davis; niece, Debby Doty of Idaho; and two nephews,
David and Jeff Doty of Missouri.
She loved her family and her special companion, Schnitzer.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday at
the First Southern Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road, Davis. The Davis
Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Michelle L. Joseph
Michelle Leah Joseph died on Jan. 2, 1998, at her Woodland residence
at the age of 16. She was a student at Woodland High School.
She is survived by her parents, Sheryl Schuyler and Robert Joseph of
Woodland; two sisters, Christine and Charlotte Leavitt of Woodland; maternal
grandparents, Karen and Ernest Brown of Woodland; paternal grandfather,
Ira Joseph of Washington; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Bauman of Knights
Landing; maternal grandfather, Fred Schuyler of Madison; numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins; and lots of friends.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.
Martha C. Ward
Martha Carruth Ward died of colon cancer on Nov. 17, 1997, in Birmingham,
Ala., at the age of 45. A memorial service was held in Auburn, Ala., on
Nov. 23, 1997, at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a former
African American Baptist church on a hill in Auburn, Ala. The Rev. Diana
Jordan Allende presided.
From 1983 until most recently, Ward was a painter. Her canvases were
imbued with a love of nature and included landscapes and still lifes, friends
From 1985 to 1990, she was a member of The Artery, the artists' cooperative
in Davis, and contributed to many group shows. In 1990, she was honored
by a solo exhibition at the John Natsoulas Gallery. Her paintings hung
on the white walls of the church during the memorial service.
She received her bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University
and a master's degree from Arizona State University.
In 1990, the Ward family moved to Auburn, Ala., so she could receive
treatment at the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer
Center in Birmingham and be at home with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Jerome Ward, and two sons, Hayden and
Robin of Auburn, Ala.; a son, Britton of Montgomery, Ala.; her mother,
Sara Hudson of Auburn, Ala.; her father, Hayden Carruth of Munnsville,
N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth Hudson-Goff of Savannah, Ga.; and a brother,
David Carruth of Munnsville, N.Y.
The family requests that memorials be made to the National Coalition
for Cancer Survivorship, 1010 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, Md., 20910; the
Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 450 Thach Ave., Ala.; or to the
cause of their choice.
Ethel H. Sah
Ethel H. Sah died on Dec. 29, 1997, at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis
at age 85. She was born in China on Feb. 18, 1912.
She brought her six children to the United States from China in 1947
and had lived in Davis since then.
She was preceded in death by her husband, UC Davis Professor Emeritus
Peter P.T. Sah, in 1987.
She is survived by her six children, Amy Sah of Reno, Nev., Pete Sah
Dasehmans and John Sah of Sacramento, Joanne Foo of San Francisco, Dr.
Hamilton Sah of Los Angeles and Emil Sah of Davis; and by 14 grandchildren.
A public memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at
St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets, Davis.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the
Davis Funeral Chapel. A family graveside service will follow at 2 p.m.
at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis.
The Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. The family requests
that remembrances be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Stewart C. Potter
The Rev. Stewart Campbell Potter died on Jan. 8, 1998, at Stollwood
Convalescent Hospital in Woodland at the age of 98.
Born June 16, 1899, in Sonoma, he was a minister for 55 years, having
last been with St. John's in Woodland.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Woodland Host Lions Club.
He is survived by two sons, Stewart C. Potter of Folsom and James Potter
of Rocklin; two daughters, Marjorie Graf of Winters and Marilyn Maier of
Winters; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Potter, and by his four brothers,
David, George, Reid and Harvey Potter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Church
in Woodland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stollwood Convalescent
Hospital in Woodland. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.
Henry R. Coleman
Henry Rollin Coleman died on Jan. 7, 1998, at Aldersons Convalescent
Hospital at the age of 82.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1915, in Pleasant Valley and was a ranch hand
for Reiff Farms for 65 years. He was a farrier in Yolo County for more
than 50 years, and was a lifetime member of the Yolo County Horseman's
He is survived by his wife, Melba Coleman of Woodland; daughter, Deborah
Kiesz and her husband Jim of Woodland; three grandchildren, Kate Kiesz
of Arcata and Chris and Jason Kiesz of Woodland; sister, Gertrude King
of Knights Landing; sister-in-law, Eleanor Coleman of Folsom; seven nieces
and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl and Harold Coleman.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Chapel.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery
Remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity.