Miscellaneous Yuba County, California Obituaries

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Beverly J. Morton
Beverly Jean Glidewell Morton, 58, of Oroville died Jan. 18, 2001, at Oroville Hospital.
Born in Lodi, she was resident of Yuba City from 1995 to 1996 before returning to Oroville. She was a waitress for Blueberry Twist Restaurant in Oroville and a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she also taught Sunday school. In addition, she played the piano for the church.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Richard E. Morton of Oroville; a son, Richard Morton of Oroville; three daughters, Susan Williams of Oroville, Cindy Manley of Paradise and Rochelle Costales of Cameron, Mo.; her parents, the Rev. Carl and Lorene Glidewell of Central Point, Ore.; two sisters, Carla Phillips of Oroville and Gaylene Glidewell of Eugene, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hutchison & Carnes Colonial Chapel. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church in Olivehurst, with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Oroville Cemetery.

Richard M. Katrishen
Richard M. Katrishen, 66, of Yuba City died Jan. 18, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Pottsville, Pa., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 31 years. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a civil engineer for Yuba City.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Katrishen of Yuba City; a daughter, Mary Springsteen of Ione; a brother, Robert Katrishen of Hazelton, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Katrishen.
Services: No services will be held. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary.

Margaret A. Lane
Margaret Alice Lane, 81, of Yuba City died Jan. 20, 2001, at Spring Hill Manor in Grass Valley.
Born in Gray, Okla., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 27 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cooper Avenue Baptist Church in Yuba City.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Lane of Grass Valley, Roxanna Dobson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Yvonne Robbins of Ovando, Mont.; a son, James R. Lane of Enid, Okla.; a brother, James Ragsdale of El Cerrito; two sisters, Jewel Gross of El Cerrito and Dee Davis of Combs, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Lane; and three grandchildren.
Services: Private family services were held. Private burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

Verle L. Foutz
Verle Luella Foutz, 82, of North Highlands died Jan. 21, 2001, at Kaiser Roseville Hospital in Roseville.
Born in Tamarack, Idaho, she lived in the Yuba-Sutter area before moving to Sacramento County 49 years ago. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Marion H. Foutz of North Highlands, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Luella Foutz and Roda Mae Foutz; and two sons, Skip Foutz and Jim Foutz.
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sutter Cemetery. Bishop Scott Kuhnen of Feather River Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

Hazel M. Rowe
Hazel M. Rowe, 87, of Glasgow, Ky., died Jan. 22, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Live Oak, she was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident and a member of the Aaron Perry pioneer family in Live Oak. She was the former owner and operator of Perry and Rowe Ready Mix in Live Oak and a member of the Live Oak Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Davis of Glasgow; and three granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter George Rowe.
Services: No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow.

Judy D. Bailey
Judy D. Bailey, 46, of Suisun died Jan. 21, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Marysville, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 20 years before moving to Suisun. She was a hospital dietitian.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Walton Jr. of Fairfield, Michael Farkas of Suisun and Benjamin Walton of Rapid City, S.D.; a daughter, Jessica Farkas of Suisun; her father and stepmother, Wayne and Allene Bailey of Marysville; her mother, Genevieve Bailey of Marysville; a brother, Fred Bailey of Marysville; and seven sisters, Vera Lee Herrell and Rhonda Scott, both of Marysville, Grace Marran, Kelly Brockett and Patricia Bailey, all of Yuba City, Beverley Gaither of Rochester, Wash., and Patsy Ann Bailey of Fort Smith, Ark.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Bailey.
Donations may be made to the North Bay Hospice and Bereavement.
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Sierra View Mortuary chapel. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will follow in Sierra View Memorial Park.

Opal M. Junker
Opal Milfred Junker, 90, of Live Oak died Jan. 23, 2001, at Emmanuel Health Care in Yuba City.
Born in Pasco, Wash., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 14 years and had lived in Washington for 61 years. She worked on the state of Washington Democrat Committee with past Speaker of the House Thomas F. Foley. She also worked with the American Red Cross Blood Bank, was a member of the First Free Methodist Church, was a homemaker and a foster grandparent for 15 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Schoen of Yuba City; two sons, Bill Mackey of Yuba City and Earl Mackey of Washington; a sister, Vera Statton of Hawaii; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Emmanuel Health Care, 521 Lorel Way, Yuba City, Calif. 95991.
Services: A private family service will be held. Burial will be at Live Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

Freeman Swenson
Freeman Swenson, 85, of Yuba City died Jan. 12, 2001, at Northgate Convalescent Hospital in San Rafael.
Born in Wisconsin, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident since 1995. He worked with wildlife research and lived most of his life in Los Angeles.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart. While stationed at Camp Beale, he lectured on rattlesnakes.
Survivors include a daughter, Denise Swenson of Marin County; a son, Glenn Swenson of Sacramento; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Services: At his request, no services will be held. The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 751, San Anselmo, Calif. 94979.

Annette Walsh
Annette Walsh, 83, of Yuba City died Jan. 22, 2001, at Fremont Medical Center.
Born in San Jose, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 38 years. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, John Walsh of Yuba City; three sons, Richard Walsh of Rocklin, Patrick Walsh of Canyon Lake and Wayne Walsh of Anaheim; a daughter, Janet Brown of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sutter Cemetery. The Rev. Manuel Soria of St. Isidore Church will officiate.

Robert A. Elsner
Robert A. Elsner, 95, of Oroville died Jan. 24, 2001, at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital.
Born in Alberta, Calgary, Canada, he was a Mid-Valley resident for 58 years. He was a plant foreman for Foremost Foods.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Pippitt of Oroville and Emily Mitchell of Windsor; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Elsner.
Services: Visitation will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Monday at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gridley. The Rev. Rodolfo Delgado will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico.

Mary R. Williams
Mary Ruth Williams, 76, of Marysville died Jan, 25, 2001, at Rideout Emergency Center.
Born in Oklahoma, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for four years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Hallwood.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Brady Williams of Marysville; three sons, Donald Williams of Marysville, Michael Williams of Marina and Ronald Williams of Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Wiladean Lumsden of Oregon and Martha Maebell Willis of Washington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Britt and Angie Nicholson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene in Hallwood with the Rev. Alvin Jolley officiating. Burial will be in the Sutter Cemetery.

David G. Russell
David G. Russell, 61, of Stonyford died Jan. 25, 2001, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico.
Born in Oklahoma, he was a Mid-Valley resident for six years. He was a plumber for 30 years and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association and the Richmond Ramblers Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Russell of Stonyford; two daughters, Mandy Neely of El Sobrante and Lisa Epps of Concord; one son, Rob Tyler of Vacaville; one sister, Candice Fipps of Stonyford; and four grandchildren.
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McNary-Moore Funeral Service chapel in Colusa. A service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Stonyford Community Church. Burial will be in the Stonyford Cemetery.

Hollis Morse
Hollis "Doc" Morse, 75, of Yuba City died Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Salem, Maine, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 20 years. He was a buyer for Anheuser-Busch, retiring in 1982 after 27 years of service, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Morse of Yuba City; two sons, James Morse and David Morse, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven daughters, Sharon Ely of Sacramento, Mary Pettit and Pat Petersen, both of Monrovia, Eddi Arnburg of Lancaster, Sandy Beaulieu of Houston, Texas, Janet Myers of Fort Wayne and Ruth Morse of Hayden, Idaho; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City CA 95991.
Services: A private family service will be held at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

Arthur W. Bertolini
Arthur William Bertolini, 74, of Marysville died Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Kemmerer, Wyo., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident since 1928. He was a self-employed rice farmer for 55 years. He was a director on the Brophy Water District, the Sacramento Valley Production Credit Association and the Yuba County Water Agency. In addition, he was a 4-H adviser.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Darlene Bertolini of Marysville; a son, William "Bill" Arthur Bertolini of Marysville; two daughters, Sherry Ann Christy of Yuba City and Denise Renee Lee of Marysville; six sisters, Emma Hofman and Stella Chiono, both of Marysville, Edith Damante of Modesto, Margie Neer of Taylorsville, Marie Richardson of Visalia and Betty Dalpez of Nevada City; two brothers, Rudy Bertolini of Marysville and Herman Bertolini of San Bruno; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ernestine Davies, and a brother, Charles Bertolini.
Contributions may be made to Fremont-Rideout Valley Hospice or Fremont-Rideout Foundation Cancer Center, both addressed to 970 Plumas St., Yuba City CA 95991.
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, also at the chapel. The Rev. J. Murray Elrod of the First Lutheran Church of Yuba City will officiate. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park.

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.
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 Evansville, 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. Wednesday, 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.

Pearl M. Popovich
Pearl Marguerite Popovich, 87, of Yuba City died Jan. 28, 2001, at Fremont Medical Center.
Born in Verona, she was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident. She was a cook at Wilson School and formerly worked at the C.E. Sullivan Ranch.
Survivors include five sons, John Popovich, Buzz Popovich and Dan Silva, all of Yuba City, Donald Popovich of Sacramento and Stanley Popovich of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Martha Griese and Carol Ramirez, both of Yuba City; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Popovich; a son, Pete Popovich; and a daughter, Margie Lynn.
Memorials may be sent to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 749 Sutter St., Yuba City; or the Fremont-Rideout Foundation, 989 Plumas St., Yuba City.
Services: Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m., at Holycross Memorial Services. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Isidore Church in Yuba City. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery.

Jerry Zimmerman
Jerry Zimmerman, 56, of Marysville died Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Merced, he was a Mid-Valley resident for 21 years. He worked 20 years for the Marysville Joint Unified School District, primarily at Linda and Covillaud schools. He and his wife also owned and operated A to Z Daycare in Hallwood.
He was a graduate of Norte Del Rio High School in Sacramento and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Zimmerman of Marysville; a son, Vernon Zimmerman of Sacramento; two daughters, Christy Gibbs of Marysville and Tammy Fletcher of Sacramento; two stepdaughters, Tami Adamson of Marysville and Traci McDaniel of Yuba City; his parents, Charles and Helen Zimmerman of Sacramento; a brother, Chuck Zimmerman of Sacramento; and six grandchildren.
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peoria Cemetery in Browns Valley. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.

Robert Francis
Robert Francis, 73, of Yuba City died Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence.
Services: Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.

Marcos M. Alavazo
Marcos M. Alavazo, 83, of Browns Valley died Jan. 27, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital.
Born in the Philippine Islands, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 25 years. He arrived in the United States in 1933 and became a U.S. citizen in 1953. He was a self-employed gardener for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lora B. Alavazo of Browns Valley; two sons, Dewayne Alavazo of Loma Rica and Bert Alavazo of Penn Valley; three daughters, Lola Godfrey of Loma Rica, Irene Godfrey of Browns Valley and Julie Aff of Gurneyville; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Alavazo.
Donations may be made for his wife at Washington Mutual Bank, trustee account number 067578-8.
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m.Wednesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the chapel, with the Rev. Ben Rorie officiating. Burial will be in Peoria Cemetery in Browns Valley.

Robert K. Heard
Robert Kiley Heard, 29, of Marysville died Jan. 26, 2001, at Yuba County Jail in Marysville.
Born in Bellflower, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for one year. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Susan M. Heard of Marysville; a son, Joseph William Heard of Marysville; his parents, William and Linda Heard of Grass Valley; four brothers, Michael Heard of Los Angeles, Mark Heard of Norwalk, William Heard Jr. of Auburn and James Flanagan of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and a sister, Michelle Heard of Reno, Nev.
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City. Bishop James Johnson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Marysville will officiate.


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