Miscellaneous Yuba County, California Obituaries

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Sam. A. Cox Jr. 
Sam A. Cox Jr., 77, of Yuba City died Jan. 31, 2001, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Born in Conway, Ark., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 30 years. He was a school teacher at King Avenue School and April Lane School. He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of Plumas Lake Golf & Country Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Janean Cox of Yuba City; one daughter, Toni Vignogna of Roseville; one son, Steve Cox of Sacramento; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. 
Services: Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

James W. Hedger 
James Willard Hedger, 74, of Yountville died Jan. 12, 2001, at the Yountville Veterans Home. 
Born in Grass Valley, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident before going to Yountville 10 years ago. He was an engineer for the California Department of Water Resources. 
Survivors include one daughter, Mikael De Poppe, and one sister, Merry Ann Long, both of Washington. 
Services: No services will be help at his request. Private inurnment will be in Live Oak Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel in St. Helena. 

Louis Mathauser 
Louis Mathauser, 76, of Gridley died Jan. 30, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Ord, Neb., he was a Mid-Valley resident for 44 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and working on cars. 
Survivors include his companion, Ann Mowles of Gridley; a brother, Frank Mathauser of Richvale; seven step-children; numerous grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services: Private family services will be held under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. 

Darryl W. Trippy 
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Peoria Cemetery in Browns Valley for Darryl Wayne Trippy, 41, of Loma Rica. He died Dec. 29, 2000, at his residence. 
Born in Torrance, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 36 years. He worked as a welder and route driver for Yuba-Sutter Disposal Inc. for 17 years. 
He is survived by many family members. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Ray Trippy and Hazel Marie "Susie" Trippy; a sister, Cecilia Kay Trippy Linde; and two brothers, Clayton Larry Trippy and Floyd Leon Fletcher. 
Inurnment arrangements were under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Mortuary. 

Andrew Polney 
Andrew Polney, 87, of Marysville died Jan. 30, 2001, at Fremont Medical Center. 
Born in Bentleyville, Pa., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 53 years. 
He was a meat cutter for Safeway Food Stores for 20 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church and the California Butcher Union. In addition, he was a member of the American Kennel Club and had bred American Eskimo Spitz. 
Survivors include two sons, David Polney of Marysville and Daniel Polney of Sacramento; two daughters, Carole Hansen of Yuba City and Donna Robertson of Sacramento; and three sisters, Helen Busch and Margaret Green, both of Wilmington, Del. and Katherine Johnson of Maryland. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Polney; two brothers, Mike Polney and Joe Polney; and a sister, Mildred Toth. 
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. 
Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Marysville with the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. 

Robert Francis 
Robert Francis, 73, of Yuba City died Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Gridley, he was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident. He was owner of Business Management Systems in Yuba City. He was a longtime member and past president of the Gridley Moose Lodge. 
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Francis of Yuba City; his son, Michael Francis of Yuba City; three daughters, Cheryle Toone, Patty Cartwright and Cindy Upthegrove, all of Yuba City; a sister, Leah Schroeder of Sutter; and three brothers, Simon Francis of Marysville, Donald Francis of Gridley and Earl Francis of Roseville. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Francis, Nornan Francis and William Francis; and two sisters, Ruth Brockcoff and Mary Shirley. 
Donations can be made to Robert Francis Memorial Fund, Washington Mutual bank, Acct. No. 3830675895, 540 Colusa Ave. Yuba City, Calif. 95991. 
Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Holycross Memorial Services follow by a graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sutter Cemetery.

Thomas J. Sodaro 
Thomas John Sodaro, 87, of District 10 died Feb. 1, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Omaha, Neb., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident since 1960. He was a self-employed rancher-orchardist for 68 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Marysville; Knights of Columbus Council 1869, Marysville, and Santa Maria Assembly No. 1959, fourth degree; California Peach Association; and Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau. He also was past president and a life member of the Peach Bowl Lions Club for 61 years and one of the founders of the Amici Italian Club. 
Survivors include his wife, Carmela F. Sodaro of District 10; a son, John J. Sodaro of District 10; a daughter, Rosalie Stagnitto of Indian Wells; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. 
Contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 319 G St., Marysville, CA 95901; or Lions Club Eye Foundation care of Peach Bowl Lions Club, P.O. Box 1086 ,Yuba City, CA 95992; or the Diabetes Foundation Sacramento/Sierra Chapter, 8912 Volunteer Way No. 110, Sacramento, CA 95826. 
Services: Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the rosary at 5 p.m. Monday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park. 

Ersal A. Johns Sr. 
Ersal A. Johns Sr., 88, of Gridley died Jan. 31,2001, at Valley Oak Health Care Center in Gridley. 
Born in Gridley, he was a lifelong Mid-Valley resident. He was the owner operator of the Red & White Grocery Store in Gridley from 1930 to 1959. He also worked at McConnell Ford for 20 years and was a lifetime member of the Gridley Rotary Club. 
Survivors include a son, Ersal Johns, Jr. of Sutter; a daughter, Leola Rapp of Brownsville; a sister, Wanda Pierce of Hayward; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margaret E. Johns, and three brothers, LaDell Johns, Leland Johns and Orland Johns. 
Contributions to a favorite charity may be left at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel . 
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Gridley-Biggs District Cemetery. Dr. Dean Richins will officiate. 

Barbara G. Berrier 
Barbara Grace Berrier, 72, of Rio Oso died Jan. 31, 2001, at her residence. 
Born in Los Angeles, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 12 years. She was co-owner of Berrier Insurance Agency in Rocklin and had been chief of staff at Western Career College in Carmichael. 
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, George Berrier of Rio Oso; six daughters, Paula Williams of Yuba City, Lisa Sherer of Auburn, Judith Reilly of Los Osos, Laurie Woods and Andrea Ashworth, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Stephanie Ackland of Las Vegas, Neb.; a son, David Berrier of Salem, Ore.; a brother, Charles Andrus of Beaverton, Ore.; three sisters, Evelyn Hanks of Pendleton, Ore., Edith Edwards of Portland, Ore., and Marilyn Clay of Parker, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Coker. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City. 
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Community Christian Church, Pacific and Cornelius avenues, Rio Oso. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. 

Irene Overmire 
Irene Overmire, 95, of Placerville died Jan. 30, 2001, at Gold Country Health Center in Placerville. 
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., she was a Live Oak resident from the 1940s to 1970. She was a member of the Sierra Club and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. 
Survivors include a nephew, Phil Almquist of Citrus Heights, and a niece, Donna Almquist Aguiar of Placerville. 
Contributions may be made to The California Alumnae Association, Berkeley. 
Services: Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Memory Chapel in Placerville. 

Richard C. Harvey 
Richard Carl Harvey, 70, of Yuba City died Feb. 1, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Chester, W.Va., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for two years. He was a retired mill worker for Simpson Paper Company and was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1950. 
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Harvey of Yuba City; three sons, Gary Harvey, Richard Harvey Jr. and Mark Harvey, all of Massachusetts; one daughter, Allison Harvey of Las Vegas, Nev.; three stepsons, Walter Madore of Ontario, Daniel Madore of Pennsylvania and Gregg Rodrick of Colorado; two stepdaughters, Laurie Floyd of Colorado and Carol Timmons of Ohio; and one sister, Lois Guy of Ohio; and two brothers, Don Harvey and Paul Harvey, both of Ohio. 
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Draper Memorial Chapel, 811 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, followed by burial in the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside. Local arrangements are under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary. 

Bernadine D. Byers 
Bernadine Doralee Byers, 49, of Live Oak died Jan. 26, 2001, at Gridley-Biggs Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Eureka, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 10 years. She was a furniture maker for Little Lake Inc. 
Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Byers of Marysville and Cherilyn Crumpton of Arkansas; a son, Daniel Noisat of Kelseyville; a brother, LeRoy Byers of California; a sister, Glinda Stephen of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren. 
Services: A private family service will be conducted. Arrangements and inurnment are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Marian F. Frandrup 
Marian Frances Frandrup, 79, of Yuba City died Feb. 2, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Gridley, she was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 640, Marysville. 
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Smallen of Marysville and Debra Olvera of Yuba City; two sons, Wallace Frandrup of Carmichael and Charles Frandrup of Newport, Wash.; four sisters, Agnes Barrie and Alberta Young, both of Marysville, Alice Chesini of Meridian and Carolyn McKenna of Destrehan, La.; a brother, Robert Streit of Olivehurst; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a brother, Sylvester Streit, and a sister, Marjorie Powell. 
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. 
Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, preceded by visitation starting at noon, at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville with the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park.

Lois Miles 
Lois Miles, 85, of Yuba City died Feb. 2, 2001, at The Fountains in Yuba City. 
Born in Daisy, Ark., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 52 years. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse, working more than 20 years at Fremont Medical Center. She was a member of Cooper Avenue Baptist Church. 
Survivors include four daughters, Helen Buford of Yuba City, Patsy Stark of Lincoln, Alice Epperson of Granite Bay and Jaqueline Dean of New Orleans, La.; three sons, William Miles of Penn Valley, Jerral Miles of San Diego and James Miles of New York City; one brother, Samuel Inlow of Amity, Ark.; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther C. Miles; one daughter, Bonnie Lou Miles; and two grandsons. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Aid Society, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, Calif. 95812; Valley Hospice, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City, Calif. 95991; or a favorite charity. 
Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cooper Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis McElfresh officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. 

Harold K. Blair 
Harold K. Blair, 85, of Biggs died Feb. 2, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Kansas City, Mo., he was a Mid-Valley resident for 18 years. He was a songwriter and made custom fishing rods. He was a member of the Country Music Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Joan Blair of Biggs; two sons, Dave Roberts of Palm Springs and John Roberts of Oxnard; one daughter, Linda Roberts of Utah; and four grandchildren. 
Services: No services were held. Arrangements were under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. 

Woodrow W. Carter 
Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Carter, 87, of Marysville died Feb. 2, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Agra, Okla., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 48 years. He was a log truck owner/operator. He was also a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Cherokees of California. 
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Anna Mae Carter of Marysville; four daughters, Mary Martin of Marysville, Holly Johnson of Sacramento, Janice "Tukey" Seagraves of Boulder Creek and Marcheta Resch of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Alene Hedger of Walnut Creek and Rozetta Inman of Carmichael; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 319 G Street, Marysville, CA 95901. 
Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yuba City. 

Ruth Nunes 
Ruth Nunes, 65, of Live Oak died Feb. 3, 2001, at her residence. 
Born in Westville, Okla., she lived in the Yuba-Sutter are for one year after residing in Oxnard for 36 years. She was retired from the Oxnard Police Department as a word processor supervisor. 
Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Valdez of Live Oak, Kathleen Gregory of McKinleyville and Sunshine Hughes of Seabeck, Wash.; two sons, Robert Gregory of Live Oak and Kenneth Gregory of Seabeck; a brother, Gene Boatright of Camarillo; two sisters, Nancy Neville of Ventura and Lois Maxwell of Oxnard; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Nunes, and a brother, Wayne Boatright. 
Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel with the Rev. Lewis McElfresh of the Cooper Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. 

Andrew Polney 
Andrew Polney, 87, of Marysville died Jan. 30, 2001 at Fremont Medical Center. 
Services: Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the Rosary at 7 p.m. today at Lipp & Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Marysville with the Rev. Leon Juchniewicz officiating. Burial will be in Sutter Cemetery.

James E. Duelfer 
James Daniel Duelfer, 69, of Olivehurst died Jan 31, 2001, at his residence. 
Born in Brawley, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 30 years. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a private first class and in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a fireman. He was also a retired welder of Water Works Manufacturing and a former employee of Louisiana Pacific Lumber Co. in Ukiah. Also, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4095 in Olivehurst. 
Survivors include a son, James D. Duelfer Jr. of Olivehurst; a daughter, Debra Rose of Redding; five stepsons, Butch Wilson of Linda, Lee Temple, Ronnie Temple and Glenn Temple, all of Eureka, and Berry Wilson of Ukiah; two stepdaughters, Debra Lynn Rodrick of Santa Rosa and Cathy Anderson of Ukiah; two brothers, Raymond Russell of Elk Grove and Jerry Russell of Cody, Wyo.; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Sarah Duelfer, and a sister, Margaret Hammontree. 
Services: Private family services have been held. Inurnment will be under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities. 

Olive W. Pier 
Olive W. Pier, 93, of Yuba City died Feb. 3, 2001, at SunBridge Care Center in Yuba City. 
Born in The Dalles, Ore., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 70 years. She was a homemaker, member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and its Altar Society and a former member of the Democratic Central Committee in Sutter County. 
Survivors include two daughters, Cecilia Sanborn of Yuba City and Norma Clark of Sutter; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, George N. Pier. 
Contributions can be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church Building Fund, 222 Clark Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991. 
Services: A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of the Twin Cities. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Isidore Catholic Church, with the Rev. Loreto B. Rojas officiating. Private burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. 

Juanita M. Crouch 
Juanita M. Crouch, 88, of Yuba City died Feb. 2, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Vernon, Texas, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 22 years. She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her daughter, Onita Howell of Yuba City; her son, Michael Crouch of Woodland; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Crouch, and a daughter, Lanelle Osborne. 
Services: A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Sutter Cemetery, with Mark McEwen of the Church of Glad Tidings officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 

Woodrow W. Carter 
Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Carter, 87, of Marysville died Feb. 2, 2001, at his residence. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1005 Kimball Ave., Yuba City. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services. 

Sandra L. Stober 
Sandra Louise Stober, 54, of San Jose died Feb. 4, 2001, at her residence. 
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she was a Mid-Valley resident attending schools in Williams and graduating from Williams High School in 1964 before moving to San Jose. She was a 1968 graduate of Chico State College and received her teaching credential in 1969. 
She taught at Lynbrook High School in San Jose for 32 years where she was also a basketball coach, athletic director and field hockey coach. Also, she was inducted into the California State University, Chico Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. 
Survivors include her mother, Rosalie Stober of Williams; two brothers, Jeff Stober of Colusa and Hal Stober of Sonoma; and a sister, Lynda Paul of Chico. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Hal Stober. 
Donations may be made to the Sandra Stober Scholarship for Higher Education, care of Rosalie Stober, Williams CA 95987. 
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Annunciation in Williams; and a service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel in San Jose. 

Diane L. Foster 
Diane Lynn Foster, 51, of Marysville died Feb. 2, 2001, at Rideout Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Bakersfield, she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 51 years. She was a homemaker and she worked for the Yuba County as a superior court clerk and Marysville Joint Unified School District. 
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John Richard Foster of Marysville; two sons, Jeffrey Foster of Marysville and Donnie Foster of Texas; a daughter, Audrey Foster of Marysville; her parents, Elmer and Lovina Russell of Olivehurst; two brothers, Johnnie Russell of Yuba City and David Russell of Oregon; a sister, Shirley Haight of Olivehurst; and one grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Foster. 
Service: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sierra View Mortuary. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sierra View Memorial Park. 

Judith A. Borsoff 
Judith Ann Borsoff, 56, of Strawberry Valley died Feb. 4, 2001, at her residence. 
Born in The Dalles, Ore., she was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 26 years. She was postmaster for Strawberry Valley and a member of the AA-Dobbins Wild Bunch Chapter for 16 years. She was also a member of the National League of Postmasters and a founder of the Strawberry Valley Gardener's Club. 
Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Borsoff of Strawberry Valley; a stepson, Timothy Borsoff of Nevada City; a brother, Bill Wachter of Madras, Ore.; and two sisters, Ruby Gross of Park Dale, Ore., and Susan Kent of Culver, Ore. 
Services: A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Strawberry Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hutchinson and Carnes Colonial Chapel. 

Donald D. Fusaro 
Donald D. Fusaro, 92, of Williams died Feb. 5, 2001, at Valley West Care Center in Williams. 
Born in Italy, he was a Mid-Valley resident for 74 years. He was a local general contractor for 60 years with a known reputation for fine workmanship and integrity. 
Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae Fusaro of Colusa; two sons, Russell Fusaro and Charles Fusaro, both of Colusa; two sisters, Josephine Cortez of Colusa and Ann Vinson of the Bay Area; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Fusaro. 
Contributions can be made to Shiners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. 
Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the McNary-Moore Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the chapel. Burial will follow at Colusa Cemetery.


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