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ADAM, Dr. Stephen
LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Dr. Stephen F. Adam died June 4, 2008. He was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 28, 1929. He gained U.S. citizenship in 1962. He was a pioneer in the field of microwave theory and technique. He was the president of Adam Microwave Consulting. Inc., and worked for Hewlett Packard in microwave instrumentation. He was an inventor, and held over 15 patents. He was an author and an instructor at Foothill College. He was a past president and active board member of IEEE, and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Edie; a son, Peter; a daughter-in-law, Lisa; 5 grandchildren; a nephew, Jon Clarke and wife Leah; and two sisters-in-law, Magda Kalman, and Annamarie Clarke and husband Roy. Services were held at St. Simon Church. Interment was at Alta Mesa Memorial Park under the direction of Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary.

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AEILTS, Margaret
BEN LOMOND, CALIFORNIA: Margaret Williams Aeilts died May 13, 1973. She was born in Ohio. She operated an antique shop in Ben Lomond, and had been a longtime antique dealer in Merced. She was a member of the Merced Women's Club, the Soroptimist Club, and the Merced Salvation Army Advisory Board. She was survived by her husband, Dr. Fred Aeilts; two daughters, Marilyn (Clyde) Jones of Merced, and Muriel (James) Backius of Ben Lomond; three brothers, Robert Allen, Dick Allen, and Edgar Allen; and 3 grandchildren. She was formerly married to George D. Williams. Entombment was at Evergreen Memorial Park with arrangements by Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.

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AGBASHIAN, Florence
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA: Florence Agbashian died June 18, 2007. She was born August 29, 1913 to Mariam and Krikor Manoogian. She worked in the retail business in department stores in Los Angeles and Fresno, and served as president of the South Fresno chapter of the Lady Lions. She was a longtime member of Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church, and was on the building committee and the Dorcas Guild. She was a member of the Daughters of Vartan and the Ani Guild. She enjoyed entertaining, playing bridge, and traveling. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Andreasian and Geraldine Tahajian (Gerald); 6 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; two nephews, Lee Sarkisian and Robert Sarkisian; and a niece, Virginia Krikorian. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Agbashian; her parents; two sisters, Ruth Sarkisian and Sally Savoy; and a niece, Gloria Arslanian. Services were held at Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church. Interment was at Masis Ararat Cemetery under the direction of Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

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AICHLMAYR, Sally
SONORA, CALIFORNIA: Sally Aichlmayr, 72, died December 28, 1988 at a local hospital. She was born November 17, 1916. She was a native of Maple Plain, WI. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Hubert Aichlmayr; two sons, Charles Kole of Seattle, and Jerry Kole of Benecia; a brother, Russell Sloniker of Columbia; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park in Hayward under the direction of Heuton Memorial Chapel.

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ALIPRANDINI, Guido
MERCED, CALIFORNIA: Guido Arnold Aliprandini, 82, died February 10, 1979. He was a former resident of Michigan. Survivors include a son, Charles Aliprandini of Claypool, AZ; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Arduengo of Merced, and Mrs. Eileen Drueger of Green Bay, WI; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held in Crystal Falls, MI. Interment was at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Esther
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Esther Brenneise Allen, 89, died November 5, 2004. She was born December 11, 1914 to Jacob Hoeger and Katharina Schock Hoeger. She and her husband operated a dairy farm. She was a longtime member of the Church of God (Seventh Day), and was the official church greeter and hugger. She is survived by three children; Al (Lou) Brenneise of Citrus Heights; Don (Bev) Brenneise of Granite Bay, and Lenora (Eldon) Crowson of Springfield, OR; two stepdaughters, Karen Cleeton of Carmichael, and Sondra Kiesz of Sacramento; a brother, Rudolph Hoeger of Eureka, SD; 9 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Art Brenneise and John Allen; three sisters; two brothers; and six infant siblings. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Leslie
MOCCASIN, CALIFORNIA: Leslie J. Allen, 55, died July 27, 1976. He was an operating engineer for the City and County of San Francisco for 27 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #3. He was a Colorado native, and had lived in Tuolumne County since 1929. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Allen; a daughter, Sheren Winter of Modesto; two sons, Arthur of Jamestown, and Michael of Pine Mountain Lake; three brothers, Richard Allen, James Allen, and Robert Allen; six sisters, Wanda Albertson, Lila Vaughn, Gloria Antone, June Peterson, Jeanie Robbins, and Joan Hoffman; and 8 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Chinese Camp Cemetery by Terzich-Wilson Funeral Home.

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ALONZO, Florencio
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Florencio Alonzo died February 18, 1959 at his residence. He was born in Jalisco, Mexico on October 15, 1881. He was a retired citrus worker, and had lived in Ventura County since 1937. Survivors include his wife, Refugio; three sons, Antonio and Cruz Alonzo, and Henry Torres, all of Oxnard; and two brothers, Pablo of Corona, and Silverio of Camas, WA. Services were held at Cristo Rey Church. Interment was at Santa Clara Cemetery by Reardon Brothers Mortuary.

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AMSBERRY, Charles L.
FAIR OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Charles Lesley "Chick" Amsberry died March 14, 2005. He was born January 2, 1903. He and his wife formerly operated Chick's Grill in Palmdale. The couple enjoyed traveling together, and lived in many different locations. He is survived by two nieces, Pat Meehan of Granite Bay, and Pam Conners of Sonora. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Mary Conners Amsberry; and a brother-in-law, James Conners. Interment was at Fair Oaks Cemetery under the direction of Price Funeral Chapel.

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ANCHORDOQUY, Amelie
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA; Amelie "Moni" Anchordoquy passed away September 30, 2007. She was born in Bidarray, France on April 8, 1911 to Jean Etcheverry and Marie Borda. She and her husband, Cadet Anchordoquy, came to the U.S. and settled in Bakersfield. She was a retired head cook at the South High School Cafeteria in Bakersfield, and had worked there for over 25 years. Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Anchordoquy Tillman, and Lorraine Anchordoquy; a son-in-law, Don Tillman; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and her caregiver, Krista Marquez. Services were held at Christ the King Church. Arrangements were handled by Greenlawn Mortuary.

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ANGERAME, Eunice
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA: Eunice Angerame died November 1, 2009. She was born November 7, 1919 to Levi and Sallie Covey Eunice. She attended St. Michael's Church. Survivors include by a daughter, Linda Darrell; a son, Anthony Angerame; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faustino Angerame. Inurnment was at St. Michael's Cemetery under the direction of Callaghan Mortuary.

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APODACA, Maria
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Maria Consuelo Apodaca, 79, died January 6, 2006. She was born March 7, 1926. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Apodaca of Los Angeles, and Deborah (Randal) Gartrell of Inglewood; a brother, Juan Espinoza of Los Angeles; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Cross Cemetery Risen Christ Chapel. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery with arrangements by McCormick Mortuary.

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ARIAS, Mable
PATTERSON, CALIFORNIA: Mable Arias, 59, died January 24, 1968 at a local hospital. She was a native of Onyx. Survivors include her husband, Gave Arias; four daughters, Mrs. June Nito, Mrs. Tillie Chaperro, Rosalie Ann Arias, and Mrs. Helen DeJesus; six sons, Willis Gonzales, Luther Garfield, Landon Garfield, Joey R. Arias, William J. Arias, and Gabriel V. Arias; and a brother, Barky Wells of Onyx. Burial was at the Indian reservation cemetery at Porterville with arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

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ARRIOLA, Maria
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: Maria Arriola died July 17, 2007. She was born March 15, 1910. She was an office clerk. She was of the Catholic faith, and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the Legion of Mary. Survivors include a son, Guillermo Arriola; and four daughters, Anna Davalos, Elizabeth C. Canadas, Elena Arriola Freeman, and Guadalupe Arriola. Services were held at Holy Angels Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Avalon Pasadena Funeral Home and Cremation.

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AVERY, Helena
PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIA: Helena Dodge Avery, 85, died June 1, 1988 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1902 in Shreveport, LA. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, and worked as a self-employed housekeeper and companion. Survivors include two sisters, Marcelite Lockhart and Catherine Ford, both of Port Hueneme. Arrangements were handled by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

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BAJALA, Antonio
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA: Antonio M. Bajala, 91, died May 8, 2009. He was born in the Philippines on July 5, 1917. He is survived by a son, Leonardo; 2 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francisca Bajala. Arrangements were handled by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary.

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BALDWIN, Goldie Mae
TAFT, CALIFORNIA: Goldie Mae Baldwin, 79, died December 6, 2008. She was born January 17, 1929. She attended Gateway Temple Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sharon Baldwin of Taft; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ralph Standhope of New Jersey; her siblings and their spouses, Bill and Anna Bryson of Illinois, Irene "Sissy" Bryson of Laguna Niguel; and Sonny and Grace Bryson and Mary and Bill Byrd, all of San Bernardino, 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Baldwin. Interment was at West Side District Cemetery by Erickson and Brown Funeral Home.

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BANDY, James A., Sr.
CHICO, CALIFORNIA: James A. Bandy, Sr., 65, died August 24, 1987 at Enloe Hospital. He was born February 6, 1922 in Dumont, IA. He was a graduate of Iowa State University, and had been a registered physical therapist in Chico since 1954. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Georgia K. McCully; three sons, James A., Jr., Brad Lee, and G. Thomas; four sisters, Nina R. and Neva Shoars, Norma Angell, and Nita Herrig; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Bradley Bandy. Interment was at the Chico Cemetery under the direction of Chico Funeral Home.

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BARGAMIAN, Ila
SALINAS, CALIFORNIA: Ila M. Bargamian, 83, died May 23, 2006 in Salinas. She was born October 13, 1922 in Cumberland County, IL. She was a retired public health nurse at the Monterey County Health Department, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, having served as a flight nurse. She had been a Salinas resident for 40 years. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening and entertaining family and friends. She was a member and deacon of Northminster Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Bargamian; a son, John W. Bargamian of San Jose; and a sister, Eleanor Cutright of Greenup, IL. Services were held at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery under the direction of Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

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BARNES, Martha
JAMESTOWN, CALIFORNIA: Martha Barnes, 84, died June 17, 2003 in Sonora. She was born July 15, 1918 in Marysville, KS. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri, and earned a master's degree in counseling in 1941. She was a math and science teacher in Missouri and Illinois. After entering the U.S. Navy, she served as an air navigation instructor at several stations, including the Alameda Naval Air Station. Following World War II, she was an accountant with the Naval Air Station's recreation division for 17 years. She later retired as a counselor and physiology and mathematics teacher at Summerville High School. She served on the Tuolumne County Mental Health Advisory Board, the Juvenile Justice Commission, and the Homeowners' Coalition of Mobile Home Parks of Tuolumne County. She was also a member and treasurer of the American Association of University Women, and past president of the Mill Villa Homeowners' Association. There are no known survivors. A celebration of life was held at the Mill Villa Clubhouse. Arrangements were handled by Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

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BARNES, Mary
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Mary T. Headrick Barnes died October 5, 1924. She was born in January of 1849. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Barnes. She and her husband had 11 children, two of whom died young. Interment was at Roseville, CA. Note: There are conflicting records on this person. One record gives her birthdate as January 5, while another states January 2. One obituary says she is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, while another record states that she is buried at the Roseville Cemetery.

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BAUTISTA, Aurelia
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Aurelia Garcia Bautista, 82, died September 9, 2008 in Montebello. She was born in Mexico on July 27, 1926 to Raymundo Garcia and Francisca Bautista. Survivors include her sons, Javier Garcia, Antonio Sanchez, and Natividad Salinas; three sisters, Evodia Sotelo, Zenadia Garcia, and Refugio Garcia; a brother, Raymundo Garcia; 3 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Guerra Gutierrez Mortuary.

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BAZLAMIT, Anton S.
DALY CITY, CALIFORNIA: Anton Sami Bazlamit, 63, died March 9, 2007. He was born in Jerusalem on June 12, 1943 to the late George and Dalal Bazlamit. He was the husband of Juliette Bazlamit; the father and father-in-law of Robert Bazlamit, Sandy and Mike Ogolin, Shadia and Jeff Jones, and Michael and Joy Bazlamit; and the brother of Elias and Mary Bazlamit and Samir and the late Nadera Totah. He had 3 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Thomas More Church. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery by Duggan's Serra Mortuary.

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BEACH, Dr. Everett
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Dr. Everett Charles Beach died July 8, 1943 at California Lutheran Hospital in Los Angeles. He was born in Independence, KS in 1880. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California and Baltimore Medical School, and also studied at Stanford and Columbia Universities. He had been on the staff of St. John's Hospital since 1927. He was a former physical education supervisor for the Los Angeles city schools, and a director of physical education at the University of California. He worked with reconstruction aides in Portland, OR during World War I, and served in World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife; a son, Billy; three daughters, Dorothea, Mary Elizabeth and Peggy; two brothers, Charles P. Beach and J.M. Beach; and a sister, Mrs. C.M. Stone. He was preceded in death by two sons. Interment was at Ivy Lawn Cemetery under the direction of S.E. Diffenderffer and Sons Mortuary.

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BEAN, Ethelyn
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Ethelyn U. Bean, 95, died May 30, 1988. She was born April 8, 1893. She was a nurse in private homes for over 50 years, and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Waterford. She was a native of Martin, MS, and had been in Modesto since 1969. She also formerly lived in Waterford. She is survived by 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Park under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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BEARD, Venneth
RIALTO, CALIFORNIA: Venneth L. "Bennie" Beard, 77, died Feburary 21, 1993 at his residence. He was born April 18, 1916 in Toledo, OH. He was a Secret Service agent for 35 years, and was also a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Victoria Community Church in Riverside, and was a member of the Christian Businessmen's Association. Survivors include his wife, Jean Nadine; two daughters, Alice Jean Darrow of Tustin, and Sara Koenig of Toledo, OH; two sons, Paul of Tustin, and Stephen of Long Beach; a sister, Gladys Phillips; a brother, Leland Beard; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Victoria Community Church. Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery with arrangements by McNerney Family Mortuary.

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BEATTY, Charles E.
DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Charles E. Beatty, 72, died July 15, 1980. He was the son of Zeke and Myrtle Beatty. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Beatty; three sons, Douglas, Jim, and Roger; a sister, Mrs. Marion Shofner; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

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BEATTY, Lee H.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Lee Hyatt Beatty, 64, died February 5, 1977. He was born May 24, 1912 to Zeke and Myrtle Hembree Beatty. He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Henny; a stepson, Raymond Beatty; a brother, Charley Beatty; and a sister, Mrs. Marion Shofner. Mr. Beatty was cremated.

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BEDAL, Harry
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Harry Bedal died February 20, 1945. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, and a native of Darrington, WA. He was survived by his wife, Lucretia Bedal. Interment with military honors was at the Golden Gate National Cemetery under the direction of Goldeau Funeral Directors.

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BEGEN, Joseph
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Joseph Robert Begen, infant, died November 28, 1989. Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Lori Begen of Modesto; and his grandparents, Robert and Anne Murphy of Woodland Hills. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home.

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BELLAMY, May
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA: May G. Bellamy, 91, died February 18, 2003 in Palo Alto. She was a retired registered nurse, and had been a longtime Menlo Park resident. She was a native of Ireland, and was a member of the Little House Senior Center. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Goss and Suzanne Bellamy; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Bellamy. Interment was in Menlo Park at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BELTRAMI, Marcello
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA: Marcello Beltrami, 81, died April 18, 1964 at his residence. He was a native of Italy. He was a retired dairy rancher, and had lived in the Oakdale area for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Lena Beltrami; two sins, Jim and Alvin Beltrami, both of Oakdale; a daughter, Mary K. Hass of Sacramento; and 9 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery.

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BENEDETTO, Joseph
JACKSON, CALIFORNIA: Joseph M. Benedetto, 76, died December 11, 2007. He was born December 19, 1930 to Joseph and Rose Spinetta Benedetto. He is survived by two brothers, Ed Benedetto of Clayton, and Alton Benedetto of North Ridge. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Benedetto. Services were held at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment was at Jackson Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Daneri Mortuary.

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BENAVIDES, Joseph
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Joseph "Joe" Trujillo Benavides, 69, died June 8, 1988 in Martinez. He was a postal worker for 26 years, and had lived in Modesto since 1949. He was a native of Hollywood, NM. He attended St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, and was a member of the DAV and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Pilar Benavides; and seven sisters. Services were held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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BENNETT, Leslie M., Sr.
VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Leslie M. Bennett, 81, died February 25, 1990 at his home. He was born April 6, 1908 in Casa Grande, AZ. He operated a grocery and meat market in Santa Monica for 35 years. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Casa Grade, and a member of the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple in Los Angeles. He had been living in the Ventura area for 12 years, and attended Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bennett; a daughter, Carole Durbin of Ventura; a son, Leslie, Jr. of Ventura; a brother, Charles of Phoenix; a sister, Jane Poole of Alta Loma; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Ivy Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home.

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BERROTERAN, Petra
MERCED, CALIFORNIA: Petra Berroteran, 82, died August 23, 1987. She was a native of Mexico, and had lived in the Merced and Turlock areas for 16 years. She is survived by her husband, Elias Berroteran; five children, Elvira Alvarez, Lupe Diaz, John Manuel Berroteran, Lena Magdelano, and Helen Vargas; a sister; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of Oakdale Memorial Chapel.

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BERTELSEN, Jens
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Jens S. "Sam" Bertelsen, 88, died July 14, 1972 at a local rest home. He was a retired farmer and a native of Denmark. He had lived in the Modesto area since 1912. There were no known surviving family members. Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Park under the direction of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home.

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BIANCARDI, Osvaldo
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIFORNIA: Osvaldo Biancardi, 78, died January 21, 2005. He was born October 2, 1926 in Argentina. Family members include his wife of 53 years, Nelida Biancardi; two sons, Ozzie (Lisa) and Sergio Daniel (Janine) Biancardi; a brother, Sergio Biancardi; and a granddaughter. Interment was at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Lake Forest by O'Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary.

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BIRES, Edward J., Sr.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Edward J. Bires, Sr. of North Hollywood died November 12, 1984. He was born March 1, 1933 in Youngstown, OH to John and Anna Bires. He moved to North Hollywood in 1962 from Ohio. He had worked at General Deluxe Co. and the Youngstown Steel Door Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Velican Bires; two sons, Ronald and Edward, Jr.; two daughters, Deborah Bires and Victoria Setters; five brothers, John, Paul, George, Joseph and Michael; three sisters, Ann Gifford, Mary Bookey and Betty Tesone; and a granddaughter. Services were held at St. Genevieve Church. Arrangements were handled by Valhalla Memorial Park Mortuary.

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BLACK, Reyna
EXETER, CALIFORNIA: Reyna Black, 50, died September 8, 2009. She was born October 29, 1958 to Anita and Simon Valero in Riverdale, CA. She was a member of the Exeter Eagles Lodge and a committee member for the Exeter Friends of the NRA. She enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include her husband, Glen Dale Black; a daughter, Jaime Frausto of Hanford; a sister, Toni Hall of Laton; five brothers, Benny Valero of Fresno, Nicolas Valero of Wasco, Mingo Valero of Burl, Simon Valero of Hanford, and Ralph Valero of Arkansas; and 2 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Tino Valero. Arrangements were handled by Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.

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BLACKFORD, Lonnie
HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIFORNIA: Lonnie F. Blackford, 75, died May 8, 1977. He was the son of Jefferson S. Blackford and Cynthia Phillips Blackford. He was a member of Trinity Foursquare Church and the Christian Business Association. He is survived by two daughters, Robbin Murphy and Mary Carpenter; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Rose Hills Cemetery under the direction of Bell Mortuary.

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BLEKAITIS, Margaret
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Margaret Ely Blekaitis, 59, died January 4, 1975 at Hahnemann Hospital. She was the wife of Veto K. Blekaitis; the mother of Edward Fien, Jr. of Denver, CO; and the sister of George Ely of Leonardtown, MD. She had 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Presidio Chapel. Interment was at Olivet Memorial Park with arrangements were handled by Carew and English.

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BLONSKI, Thomas
MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA: Thomas Frank Blonski, 68, died May 14, 2005. He was born March 1, 1937 in New York. Survivors include his wife, Maureen Kelly Blonski; three sons, Scott, Richard, and Jeff Blonski; two daughters, Darlene Kellogg and Susan Garofalo; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Interment was at El Toro Memorial Park with arrangements by O'Connor Mortuary.

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BLUE, Jessie
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Jessie Alberta Blue, 86, died November 7, 1979 at an area hospital. She was born March 19, 1893 in Sterling, IL. She was a retired nurse, and came to Ventura County from New York in 1957. She attended Unity Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oxnard, the Mount Olive White Shrine of Ventura, and the Mothers' Dramatic League of Chicago. Survivors include two sons, Layton J. of Bakersfield, and Clayton W. of Oxnard; a daughter, Juanita Statzer of Port Hueneme; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the chapel of Payton Mortuary.

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BOATRIGHT, Charles
NORWALK, CALIFORNIA: Charles "Charlie" Boatright, 57, died August 28, 1967 at a Lynwood hospital. He was born September 8, 1909 in Park Hill, OK to Ed and Stella Tillman Boatright. He formerly lived in the Mount Pleasant community in Madison County, Arkansas. Survivors include his wife, Lois McCoy Boatright; a son, Lyndell, of the home; his mother, of Fullerton; two brothers, Andy and Harvey of Fullerton; and three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Young of Fullerton, Mrs. Merle McCoy of Brea, and Mrs. Frank Turner of Fort Smith, AR. Services were held at McAulay and Suters Mortuary Chapel in Fullerton. Burial was at Loma Vista Memorial Park.

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BOATRIGHT, James C.
BELL GARDENS, CALIFORNIA: James Curtis Boatright, 68, died April 10, 2007 at his home. He was born March 8, 1939 in Los Angeles to James Clarence and Alma Robertson Boatright. He owned a trophy and engraving company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Long Boatright; two daughters, Sharon Sickler of Wildomarm and Susan Kelley of Winslow; two sons, James Boatright of West Fork, AR, and Donald Boatright, stationed in Kuwait with the U.S. Navy; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Boatright Cemetery in Madison County, Arkansas under the direction of Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville, AR.

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BOATRIGHT, Stella
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA: Stella May Boatright, 87, died March 20, 1972 in Fullerton. She was born December 31, 1884 in Spring Valley, Arkansas to Andrew J. and Martha Whitehead Tillman. She was a Baptist. She was the wife of Henry Edward Boatright. Survivors include a son, Harvey Boatright of Fullerton; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Young of Fullerton, Mrs. Helen McCoy of Brea, and Mrs. Mabel Turner of Fort Smith; three brothers, Ben, Henry and Elmer Tillman, all of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Miller and Miss Mary Tillman, both of Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Buckeye Church in Madison County, AR. Burial was at Buckeye Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Chapel.

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BOHART, Albert
CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA: Albert J. Bohart, 81, died March 10, 1990 at the Camarillo Convalescent Hospital. He was born May 9, 1909 in Chicago. He retired from auto repair and sales. He formerly lived in Los Angeles, and had lived in Ventura for 11 years. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Bohart; a daughter, Audrey Jarach of San Francisco; and a sister, Frances Harms of Chicago. Interment was at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Note: One record lists his year of birth as 1908.

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BOONE, Zelcia
FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA: Zelcia Boone, 87, died August 5, 1988 at the Windsor House Convalescent Home. She was born August 6, 1900 in Frankford, MO. Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Standfield of Lawrence, KS, Peggy Houlemard of Rialto, and Leah Frey of Fairfield; three sons, William of Chicago, IL, Simon of Los Angeles, and Martin of San Jose; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. S.E. Boone. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence by Rumsey Funeral Home.

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BOSCHEE, Rosina
GALT, CALIFORNIA: Rosina Polina Boschee, 73, died June 26, 1976 in Lodi. She was a native of Roscoe, SD, and a previous resident of Chelsea, SD. She came to Galt in 1956. She attended Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred Boschee; eight daughters, Mrs. Adeline Flemmer, Mrs. Shirley Plath, Mrs. Loretta King, Mrs. Vivian Pressler, Mrs. Betty Hansen, Mrs. Clara Beatty, Mrs. Geraldine Gienger, and Mrs. Rachael Nyman; three sons, Reuben Boschee, Fred Boschee, and Alvin Boschee; four sisters, all of Canada; 32 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Lodi Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ben Salas Funeral Home.

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BOTZUM, Charles A., Sr.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Charles A. Botzum, Sr., 80, died August 14, 1973 at a local hospital. He was a retired security guard, and a longtime Modesto resident. He was a native of Ohio. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Louise Reid of Ohio; and a son, Charles A. Botzum, Jr. of Villa Park. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale under the direction of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home.

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BOYLES, Viola
BALDWIN PARK, CALIFORNIA: Viola Ellen Boyles died January 4, 1957 at her residence. She was a native of Ness City, KS. She had lived in California for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Clyde C. Boyles; her sons, Lawrence, Richard, Leo and Ernest Boyles; her daughters, Mrs. Esther Stevens and Mrs. Gladys Lyons; three sisters, Mrs. Ora Huff, Mrs. Azalia Best, and Mrs. Edna Gentry; a brother, Othello Winans; and 20 grandchildren. Services were held at the First Southern Baptist Church of Baldwin Park. Interment was at Oakdale Memorial Park under the direction of Baldwin Park Funeral Home.

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BRENNAN, Edward J., Jr.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Edward James Brennan, Jr., died July 26, 2009. Services were held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Interment was at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Midgley Gardenside Mortuary.

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BREWER, Carmen
MERCED, CALIFORNIA: Carmen Brewer, 81, died December 27, 1988 at a local hospital. She was born December 7, 1907 in Guatemala. She had no known surviving relatives. The Catholic Churches of Merced officiated at her services. Interment was at Merced District Cemetery with arrangements by Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.

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BRIGGS, Edward
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Edward Briggs, 64, died March 3, 1944 in San Jose. He worked in maintenance for the county road department for 20 years. He was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, and had served as the Past Noble Grand of Observatory Lodge #23 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Arthur and Mrs. Nell Benchley; and two nephews. Inurnment was at Oak Hill Memorial Park under the direction of John E. Dowdle Funeral Home.

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BROOKS, Archie
SALYER, CALIFORNIA: Archie Melvin "Mel" Brooks, 78, died January 18, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 8, 1929 in Dos Palos. He retired from the City of Sacramento in 1980, and with his wife, operated the Sears Catalog Store in Willow Creek until 1990. He also retired from the National Guard. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Willow Creek. Survivors include a daughter, Diane (Richard) Bussani; a son, David, Sr.; a sister, Pat Derksen; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; an infant son; and a brother, Jack. Services were held at the First Assembly of God in Willow Creek. Arrangements were handled by Forrest Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Helen
VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Helen Maxine "Mickey" Prueter Brown, 79, died September 2, 1993. She was born May 1, 1914 in Gentry County, MO. She had moved with her family to California in 1922. Survivors include two sons, David Prueter (Glenda) of Port Hueneme and Bill (Sue) Prueter of Prescott, AZ; a stepson, Franklin Brown (Nancy) of Ojai; a stepdaughter, Suzanne (Jim) McDonals of Susanville; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Cross in Grant Park. Arrangements were handled by Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Muriel
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Muriel Anne Brown, 49, died May 5, 1976. She was born December 28, 1926 in Upper Montclair, NJ. She worked as a typist and secretary for an Oxnard employment agency, and had been an area resident for 9 years. Survivors include her husband, James; and a sister, Diana Gonzales of Basking Ridge, NJ. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Local arrangements were handled by Payton Mortuary.

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BUFFINGTON, Zeola
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Zeola Buffington, 77, died May 12, 2008 at her home. She was born July 19, 1930 to John and Izora Bryant Nalls. She was a native of Crossett, Arkansas. She was a former nurse's aide and a member of Bethel Cathedral Church of God in Christ. She had been a San Francisco resident for 50 years. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Wilbert Buffington, Sr.; a daughter, Carol Buffington of Rodeo; three sons, Michael Buffington (Lily) of San Francisco, Charles Buffington (Chandra) of Hayward, and Wilbert Buffington, Jr. (Maria) of Vallejo; a sister, Novella Lewis of Little Rock, AR; a brother, Zola Nalls of Oakland; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Johnny Nalls, Genie Nalls, Clarence Nalls, Edward Nalls, Edgar Nalls, Arvell Nalls and Theoplis Glasper; two sisters, Jewell Glasper Matheney and Essie M. Glasper; and a great-grandson. Services were held at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. Interment was at West Wiew Cemetery in Crossett, AR.

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BUNCE, Vern D.
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA: Vern Deloss Bunce, 82, died February 7, 1968 at a local rest home. He was born May 4, 1886. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a longtime Oakdale area resident, and was a native of Oregon. There were no known surviving family members. Interment was at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Oakdale Memorial Chapel.

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BURGETT, Mitchell
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Mitchell Fred Burgett, 35, died January 27, 1992. He was born February 13, 1956. He worked for Builders Emporium, and had lived in Los Angeles since 1980. He was a former resident of Oklahoma. Survivors include his father, Fred Burgett; his mother, Lillian Burgett; a brother, Mike (Renee) Burgett; a sister, Sherry Hilliard; a grandmother, Jewel Johnson; and 5 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandmother and two grandfathers.

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BURGSTAHLER, Gustav
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Gustav Burgstahler, 83, died May 23, 1977. He was a native of Fessenden, ND. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Pletz Burgstahler; four brothers, Herbert, Elmer, Fred and Rueben Burgstahler; two sisters, Mrs. Adele Lohr and Mrs. Lily Seidel; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home.

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BUSHMAN, Stanley L., Jr.
YREKA, CALIFORNIA: Stanley L. Bushman, Jr., 75, died April 26, 2006. He was born May 4, 1930 to Stanley and Jean Bushman. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Korea and Vietnam, and retired after 24 years of service. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, hunting and fishing. He was the husband of Ruth Snider. Interment with military honors was at Evergreen Cemetery.

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BUSTAMANTE, Cruz, Jr.
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA: Cruz Bustamante, Jr., 73, died December 1, 2006. He was born November 2, 1933 to Jesusita Gonzales and Cruz Bustamante, Sr. He was a barber, and was also an administrator with the Greater California Education Program and United Health Centers. He served on the City of San Joaquin Council as both a member and Mayor Pro Tem, in addition to serving on many other civic, educational and community boards and committees. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dominga Bustamante; his children, Cruz M. Bustamante, Belinda Rossette, Dorothy Arroyo, and Ron, Andrew and Naomi Bustamante; his siblings; Belia Aldaco, Arnold, Alfred, Avel, Mary, Manuel, Vita, Vera and Danny Bustamante; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike and Edward Bustamante; and his parents. Interment was at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba by Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

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BUSWELL, Harry B.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Harry B. Buswell, 69, died April 3, 1965 at Wadsworth Veterans' Hospital in Los Angeles. He was born March 2, 1896 in Grinnell, IA to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buswell. He worked at a utilities company as the foreman of a line installing crew, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Grinnell, IA and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Marie May Everett Buswell; an aunt, Nancy Jane Jenkins Buswell; his nieces and nephews; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Clyde and Arthur. Interment was at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery.

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BUTTNER, Louis
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Louis Buttner died June 28, 1913. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Eagles. He was the husband of Mary Buttner; the father of Harold and Edgar Buttner; and the brother of Mary Buttner, Miss T.M. Buttner, Fred Buttner, Mrs. Robert Bonner, Jacob Buttner, Thomas Zigenfuness, and George Buttner. Interment was at Sunset View Cemetery.

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CABRAL, Jess
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Jess C. Cabral died November 2, 1979 at St. John's Hospital. He was born August 13, 1921 in Oxnard, and was a lifelong area resident. He worked for the City of Oxnard, and was a member of the C.S.O. and the International Society of Many Benefits. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Cabral; his mother, Veneranda Cabral; two sisters, Helen Flores and Lucy Rivera, both of Oxnard; and a brother, Manuel. Interment was at the Santa Clara Cemetery under the direction of Reardon Mortuary.

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CALAC, Montana
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Montana Calac, 87, died May 15, 2008. She was born January 19, 1921 in Twin Falls, ID to Elmer William and Charlotte Mitchell French. She was a retired business owner and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. She was a member of Emmanuel Faith Community Church, and enjoyed golf and tennis. Survivors include her husband, Leo Calac; a daughter, Mavany Verdugo of Rincon Reservation; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Linda Calac of Irvine; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-granddaughters. Services were held at Emmanuel Faith Community Church. Interment was at Rincon Cemetery on the Rincon Indian Reservation under the direction of Alhiser-Comer Mortuary.

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CALVI, Alvin
LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA: Alvin Joseph Calvi died February 17, 1973 at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach. He was born September 5, 1912 in Meriden, CT to the late Ralph and Mary Pizzonia Calvi. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of service, and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Garnet Calvi; three stepchildren; four brothers, Raymond Calvi, Albert Calvi, Victor Calvi and Ernest Calvi; two sisters, Lillian Robakiewicz and Lucy Cantarini; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. Note: One record gives his year of birth as 1914.

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CAMERON, Harold
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Harold C. Cameron, 49, died October 7, 1956. He was born August 21, 1907. He was a former resident of Buchanan County, MO, and had lived in California for about 11 years. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Cameron; his mother, Debbie Cameron of Los Angeles; and a sister, Mrs. L.H. Collins of Los Angeles. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills.

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CAPOBIANCO, Lena
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Lena Capobianco, 81, died April 20, 1989. She had been a Modesto resident since 1925, and was a native of New Orleans. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. She is survived by two children, Tony Capobianco and Mary Jones; two sisters, Mary Mannina and Josephine Bonacorso, both of Modesto; a brother, Tony Visconti of Modesto; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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CARD, Alan J.
BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Alan James Card, 67, died December 21, 2003. He was born July 20, 1936. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carole Card; two daughters, Amy and Debra; a brother, Richard; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin. Interment was at IOOF Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Graham-Hitch Mortuary.

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CARNAGIE, Nolan
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA: Nolan Gene Carnagie, 68, died November 8, 2009. He was born April 16, 1941. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic with Holt Bros., and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #3. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Gail L. Carnagie; two sons, Scott (Laura) Carnagie of American Fork, UT, and Kevin (Tracee) Kennedy of Linden; two daughters, Laurie Pachl (Ryan) of Strasberg, CO, and Christine Fouts (Mike) of Copperopolis; four sisters, June Mickelberry of Garden Grove, MO; Ruth (Charles) Buchanan of Witchita, KS; WayNola Bourke of Walnut Grove, MO; and Zela Hon of DesMoines, IA; a brother, Marlin Carnagie of Lexington, OK; 12 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Carnagie; two sisters; and seven brothers. Interment was at Park View Cemetery under the direction of Park View Funeral Home.

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CARRUTH, Sheryl
SUSANVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Sheryl Anita "Sherry" Carruth, 56, died April 3, 2006. She was born October 23, 1949 in Aberdeen, WA. Survivors include three daughters, Jenae Hauck of Lincoln, Karrie Carruth of Susanville, and Chanel Pezzulo of Grass Valley; two sons, Ryan Hauck of Grass Valley and Shaun Carruth of San Antonio, TX; a stepson, Joey Garcia of San Antonio, TX; her mother, Jackie Croaker of Susanville; a sister, Kelly Hauck of Susanville; two brothers, Jerry Hauck and Brian Hauck; 4 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Carruth; her father, Al Croaker; and a brother, Randy Hauck. Services were held at the Gospel Tabernacle in Susanville.

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CASANOVA, Assunta
NAPA, CALIFORNIA: Assunta Casanova died December 5, 2007. She was born November 3, 1921 to Paolo and Marcella Ranieri Gianni. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her only child, Dr. Franck C. Casanova of Oakville; a niece, Diana Conn of San Rafael; her relatives in Lucca, Italy; and her best friend, Francesca Burr of Oakville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enzo Casanova. Interment was at All Saints Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel.

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CASPINO, Estelle
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Estelle M. Caspino, 77, died June 18, 2008. She was born March 20, 1931. She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Russell) Allen; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; her siblings, David (Kim) Simula and Maryann Armstrong; 5 nieces and nephews; and her Boxer, Tyson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Caspino; and a sister, Beatrice Borrelli. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment was at the Italian Cemetery by Valente Marini Perata and Co. Funeral Directors.

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CASTILLO, Ricarda
TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Ricarda Castillo, 81, died December 24, 1969 at a local hospital. She was born April 3, 1888. She was a native of Mexico, and was a former longtime resident of Arizona before moving to Turlock 18 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Guadalupe Gomes of Turlock; a son, Ysidro Gomes of Turlock; 16 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Turlock Memorial Park under the direction of Norton Mortuary.

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CATTRON, Nomah
FAIR OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Nomah Cattron died December 16, 2003. She enjoyed flower gardening and her two Shih Tzu dogs. She is survived by her husband, Ward Cattron; a son, Kirt; a daughter, Karel; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn; and a grandson. Arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Chapel.

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CHAMBERLAIN, Flossie
ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA: Flossie Chamberlain died July 1, 1972 at the Alhambra Nursing Home. She was born April 12, 1897, and was a former resident of Beatrice, NE. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bud Rolse, Mrs. Jerry Grave, and Mrs. Duffy Garrison; her grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Note: The names of the survivors were difficult to read.

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CHAPARRO, Julia
LOS BANOS, CALIFORNIA: Julia A. Chaparro, 63, died January 23, 1968 at a hospital in Merced. She had been a Los Banos resident for over 20 years, and had lived in California since 1928. Family members include her husband, Carlos Rubio Chaparro, Sr.; three sons, Carlos Chaparro, Jr., Antonio Chaparro, and Angel Chaparro; three daughters, Mrs. Marcella Marsical, Mrs. Jesse Gonzales, and Mrs. Trinidad Orduno; two brothers in Mexico; and 15 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Whitehurst Chapel.

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CHENOWETH, Walter, Sr.
COARSEGOLD, CALIFORNIA: Walter Garth Chenoweth, Sr., 67, died June 12, 1988 at a Fresno hospital. He was born November 3, 1920 in Denair. He was a conductor with the Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years, and was a veteran of World War II. He was formerly a member of the Masonic Lodge in Merced. Survivors include his wife, Joy Chenoweth; three daughters, Sherry Howe of Sanger, and Vickie Conley and Marcie Jones, both of Fresno; a son, Walter Chenoweth, Jr. of Fresno; a brother, Jean Martin of Merced; and 11 grandchildren. Interment was at Fresno Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home.

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CHERNISHEFF, Oleg
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Oleg Cyril Chernisheff died February 18, 2006, and was born September 9, 1913 in Russia. Interment was at the Serbian Cemetery in Colma under the direction of Duggan's Serra Mortuary.

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CHIPMAN, Lucille
MORRO BAY, CALIFORNIA: Lucille Chipman, 87, died December 26, 1983 in Morro Bay. She was born December 18, 1896 in Illinois. She had been a resident of Prescott, AZ for 40 years before relocating to California. She and her husband, Hal, owned the Prescott Pharmacy. Survivors include a son, Howard J. Martin of Los Osos, CA; a brother, Richard Howard of Ontario, CA; and 2 grandchildren.

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CHRISTENSEN, Laura
LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA: Laura A. Christensen, 89, died April 11, 2008. She was born October 14, 1918. Survivors include four children, June Beuselinck, Russell Christensen, Wayne Christensen, and Jack Christensen. She had 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at All Souls Cemetery under the direction of All Souls Mortuary.

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CIRISCIOLI, Pietro
DELHI, CALIFORNIA: Pietro Ciriscioli, 82, died February 17, 1969 at his residence. He was born October 21, 1886. He was a native of Italy, and had lived in the Bay Area prior to moving to Delhi in 1968. Survivors include two sons, Dominic and Anthony; a sister, Maria Carietti; and 3 grandchildren. Note: One record gives the month of his death as January.

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CLEMENTS, Virginia
BODFISH, CALIFORNIA: Virginia Yvonne Clements, 70, died January 22, 1989. She was born January 29, 1918. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Murray; a sister, Bernice McGhee; a brother, Vernon Cary; a grandchild; and a close friend, Terry Wright. Cremation arrangements were handled by Valley Mortuary.

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CLIPPER, Charles H.
BANNING, CALIFORNIA: Charles Henry Clipper, 69, died March 11, 2008. He was born in El Centro, CA on August 16, 1938 to Henry D. and Josephine M. Clipper. He was a retired special equipment installer for GTE. Survivors include his wife, Cecily Murray Clipper; four brothers, Gregory Clipper, Larry Clipper, Roy Clipper, and Joseph Clipper; ten sisters, Sharon Andersen, Tanya Clipper, Mary Haywood, Lillian Wash, Debra Fuller, Gloria Darling, Diane Gervin, and Cynthia, Jennifer, and Rhonda Clipper; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Wiefels Mortuary.

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COFFER, Anna
BURSON, CALIFORNIA: Anna B. Coffer, 90, died November 16, 2003 in Lodi. She was a longtime resident of Burson. She enjoyed attending senior dances in Lodi, and was a former member of the Senior Citizens' Bowling League in Lodi. She is survived by a son, Earl Coffer of Fresno; two daughters, Evelyn Thornburg of Burson, and Clara Silva of Courtland; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Earl Coffer. Interment was at Glen View Cemetery in Clements under the direction of Gierhart-Wells and Donahue Funeral Home.

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COLLINS, Pat
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Pat Collins, 62, died May 31, 1997 in San Bernardino. She was born May 7, 1935 in Detroit, MI. She was known as the "Hip Hypnotist", and had a nightclub on the Sunset Strip. She performed a popular hypnosis act and taught self-hypnosis. She later performed at Tahoe and the MGM. She appeared as herself on various television shows and talk shows during the 1960s and 1970s, including The Lucy Show, The Hollywood Squares, What's My Line, The Bill Dana Show, and in the film Divorce American Style. She moved to San Bernardino in the 1990s. Survivors include a son; two daughters; and 6 grandchildren.

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COLVIN, Bertha
GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Bertha Leona Colvin died January 19, 1958 at Pomona Valley Hospital. She was born April 24, 1876. She was a native of Ottawa Lake, MI, but had lived in Glendora for over 40 years. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Troy McHann; a son, Jack Colvin; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Grace Episcopal Church. Burial was at Oakdale Memorial Park.

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COMMERFORD, Sister Mary Asella
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Sr. Mary Asella Commerford died March 6, 1948 at Notre Dame Hospital. She was a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She resided at St. Brigid's Convent, and taught at St. Brigid's School. She was the sister of Theresa Commerford. Services were held at St. Brigid's Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Halsted and Company Funeral Service.

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COREL, Eugene
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA: Eugene W. Corel, 52, died February 10, 1979 in Orange. He was born May 27, 1926 in Lawrence, KS. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, and also worked in street maintenance in Orange. Survivors include his mother, Jettie Davis of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Betty Corel, Bonnielyn Hurrelbrink, and Donna Miller; and two brothers, Glenn and Charles. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS with arrangements by McElwain Funeral Home.

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COUGHLIN, Helen
ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA: Helen T. Coughlin, 89, died December 3, 2001 in Arroyo Grande. She was born November 4, 1912 in Los Angeles. She worked in the aerospace industry for Northrop Grumman for over 30 years. She was a member of the Northrop Grumman Employees Travel Club, and had traveled the world. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Ethel R. Varro of Oceanside; two grandchildren, Victoria Ann Coughlin of Accokeek, MD, and Wes Coughlin of Pomfret, MD; and a niece, Helen Murray Nichols of Oceanside. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Basil Coughlin; and a son, Harold Basil Coughlin, Jr. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory.

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COUPE, Joseph A.
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA: Joseph Anthony Coupe died August 9, 1937. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Interment was at the San Francisco National Cemetery under the direction of Callaghan Mortuary.

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CRESSWELL, Dora
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Dora E. Cresswell, 78, died March 15, 1959 at a hospital in Stockton. She had four children, Mrs. Jessie Vocuich, Mrs. June Begen, Mrs. Etta Chester, and Ben W. Cresswell, and was the sister of Harvey Tamsett. She had 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

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CROSSLEY, Weldon
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Weldon Keith Crossley, 80, died December 23, 2004. He was born September 27, 1924 in Nebraska. He was a logistics representative with General Dynamics and a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Toastmasters International. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Crossley; a son, Stephen of San Diego; two daughters, Judy of Escondido, and Mary Lou of Cathedral City; two brothers, Larry of Santee, and Bob of Las Vegas; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment was at El Camino Memorial Park.

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CROSSMAN, Harolyn
LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Harolyn Crossman, 69, died January 7, 2007. She was born January 31, 1937 in Oshkosh, NE. She was a former flight attendant for American Airlines. She was the wife of John "Jack" Crossman, Sr.; the mother of Jennifer Bunge (Jon) of Winnetka, IL and James (Diana) of Las Vegas; and the sister of Richard Stockman of Denver, Co and Judy Ward of Hutchinson, KS. She had 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John, Jr. Arrangements were handled by Spangler Mortuary.

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CROSSMAN, Thomas
LA PUENTE, CALIFORNIA: Thomas Crossman died March 5, 1958. He was born February 22, 1876. He was a native of Edwardsville, IL, and had been living in California for 6 years. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Crossman; a daughter, Thelma M. Willson of La Puente; and a granddaughter. Interment with military rites was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego under the direction of Baldwin Park Funeral Home.

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CROWDER, Mary
LAKE ISABELLA, CALIFORNIA: Mary Marguerite Crowder, 77, died March 28, 1973. She was born September 27, 1895. She was a retired office manager and a member of the 55 Plus Club. She is survived by her husband, Willis Earl; a daughter, Ruth Martin; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Kern Valley Cemetery.

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CUMMINS, Maxima
LOMITA, CALIFORNIA: Maxima Amoranto Cummins, 69, died January 28, 1953 at Harbor General Hospital. She was a native of Binan, Laguna, the Philippines. Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Cummins, Sr.; two sons, Benjamin W. Cummins and Thomas Cummins, Jr.; a daughter, Ellen J. Cole; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of the Nativity. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery by Stone and Myers Funeral Home.

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CUNAN, Mary
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Mary J. Cunan, 88, died March 2, 1944. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, where she was active with the Women's Sodality. She was survived by three daughters, Mrs. C.T. O'Connell, Edith Cunan, and Mrs. A.B. Metcalf; and three sons, Joseph Cunan, Charles Cunan, and George Cunan. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.

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CURRAN, Dorothy
BELMONT, CALIFORNIA: Dorothy DeEtte Curran, 82, died March 7, 2006. She was born October 24, 1923. She enjoyed reading, and the San Francisco Giants. She is survived by her children, Robert and wife Judy Curran of Belmont, Nancy Curran and partner Kathleen Schafer of San Jose, Mary Lavezzoli of Santa Rosa, and Kevin Curran and wife Yvette of Oakley; 3 grandsons; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Henry J. Curran; and a grandson, Thomas Lavezzoli. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma by Crippen and Flynn Carlmont Chapel.

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CUTINO, Emily
OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA: Emily Mendoza Cutino, 84, died March 23, 2006 at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch. She was born December 21, 1921 in Oakley to Isaac and Emiliana Mendoza. She had taught at the Oakley School District, and was also a retired dispatcher for the Oakley Volunteer Fire Department with 25 years of service. She attended St. Anthony's Church, and was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Society and the Oakley chapter of the U.P.P.E.C. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing bingo. Family members include her children, Linda Cutino of Oakley, Joseph Cutino of Brentwood, and John Cutino II of Napa Valley; two sisters, Rose Mendoza and Grace Garcia, both of Oakley; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Cutino; a son, Ron Cutino; and two sisters, Mary Funez and Angie Domingo. Services were held at St. Anthony's Church. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch by Brentwood Funeral Home.

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DADE, Floyd, Jr.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Floyd Dade, Jr. died September 27, 2006. He was the assistant supervisor of school custodians for the San Francisco Unified School District for over 25 years, and was the sexton of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and St. Luke's Nursery School for nearly 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in the 761st Tank Battalion under General Patton. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Edris Dade. Services were held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bryant Mortuary.

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DAMAS, Domingo F.
HUGHSON, CALIFORNIA: Domingo Frank Damas, 70, died November 14, 1964 at a Riverbank nursing home. He was born in Portugal on April 8, 1894. He was a retired dairy farmer, and had been a Hughson resident for nearly 40 years. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church. He was survived by his wife, Mable E. Damas; a daughter, Alice Espinola of Bakersfield; three sons, Frank of Ukiah, Donald of Hughson, and Leonard of Modesto; a brother, Antone; five sisters in Portugal; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a child, Domingo Damas. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

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DAMSCHEN, Lillian
CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Lillian Damschen, 74, died January 4, 2009 in Chico. She was born November 24, 1934 in Roy, MT to Archie and Mary Johnson. She was a real estate agent. She had also worked in business with her husband, in addition to working for the telephone company and as a college secretary. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano, and annual trips to Montana. She was married to Floyd (Gene) Damschen for 27 years. Survivors include a daughter, Terri (Bill) Akers of Paradise; a brother, Sid Johnson of Pasco, WA; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Interment was at the Lewistown City Cemetery in Lewiston, MT with arrangements by Brusie Funeral Home.

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DANA, Elizabeth
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Elizabeth Katherine Dana, 82, died November 21, 1954. She was the mother of Sherman S. Dana and Elizabeth A. Booth, and had 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park by Halsted and Company Funeral Home.

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DANCY, Betty
MANTECA, CALIFORNIA: Betty Dancy, 70, died December 10, 2008. She was born July 3, 1938. She is survived by her husband Frank Dancy; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Park View Cemetery under the direction of Park View Funeral Home.

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DAUPHINAIS, Mary
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA: Mary Dauphinais, 58, died March 16, 1979 in Stockton. She was the mother of Virginia Ray, Mildred Cole, Barbara Cole, Charles Lovell, Clifford Wright, Alben Lovell and Jerry and Timothy Meadows; and the sister of Dorothy Lovell. She had 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the DeYoung Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park.

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DAVID, Farrell
GRIDLEY, CALIFORNIA: Farrell Lane David died March 23, 2000 at his home. He was born October 11, 1919 in Oklahoma. He relocated to California in 1956 from Tulsa, OK. He was retired, and had worked for Cassady Ranch for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and fishing, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Illyne Jewel Messer David; a daughter, Roberta Jean Brazzel of Biggs; a son, Gerald Wayne David of Oroville; a sister, Pauline Barns of Tulsa, OK; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Plumer; and a brother, Louie David. Interment was at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.

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DAVIS, Bernard
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Bernard Davis, 63, died June 13, 2006. He was born July 20, 1942. He owned O&B Towing and Auto Sales. He is survived by his wife, Doris Davis; two sons, Donnie Davis and Marvin Young; two daughters, Angie Carson and Tunisha Davis; his mother, Stella Mae Weatherly; six sisters; five brothers; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at St. Thomas A.M.E. Church Cemetery under the direction of Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home of Thomasville, AL.

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DAVOIAN, Grigor
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Grigor Davoian, 82, died May 25, 2011 in Torrance. He was born May 25, 1929 in Novorossiyski, Russia. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Villalovos of Torrance; and a sister, Rose Hovsepian of Palos Verdes. Services were held at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Montebello. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles under the direction of Risher Mortuary.

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DEATON, Julius
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA: Julius William Deaton, 54, died October 18, 2004 in Rancho Cucamonga. He was born January 25, 1950 to George Homer and Nellie Mae Gray Deaton. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Schmidt (Peter) of Chino Valley, AZ, Nellie Varvel of Phoenix, AZ, and Georgia A. Bough (Gary) of The Villages, FL; three brothers, James Deaton (Jean) of Rancho Cucamonga, John Deaton (Lois) of Sullivan, and George Deaton (Jean) of Crocker; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. Interment was at the Green Mound Cemetery with arrangements by Russell Colonial Funeral Home of St. Clair, MO.

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DECLUSIN, Aloma
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Aloma R. Declusin, 71, died December 25, 1970. She was a native of Lockeford, and the daughter of Warner and Hattie Smith. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Raymond G. Declusin, Sr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Bartley of Hamburg, NY; a son, Raymond G. Declusin, Jr. of Lodi; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Lodi Memorial Cemetery by Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home.

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DEKKER, Howard
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: Howard R. Dekker died of wounds received in combat during World War II. His family was notified of his death on December 23, 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps while still a student at Berkeley High School. He fought in the Guadalcanal Campaign, where he was wounded. He was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dekker; a sister, Mrs. Ann Otte; and a brother, Graben Dekker. Note: There is a Howard Ralph Dekker buried at the Honolulu Memorial; the death date is given as November 22, 1944.

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DELABRIANDAIS, Lucien
PINOLE, CALIFORNIA: Lucien Gerard Delabriandais, 81, died January 30, 2010 on his 81st birthday. He was born January 30, 1929, and was a native of Richmond, CA. He owned Three Brothers Cleaners in Pinole for over 30 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda Delabriandais; a daughter, Carol; his sons, Gary, Larry, Jeff and David; three sisters, Janice Delabriandais, Joan Richards, and Annette Grim; a brother, Les Delabriandais; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Hosselkus Chapel in Crockett, CA.

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DEL DOTTO, Fred
LIVINGSTON, CALIFORNIA: Fred Del Dotto died May 18, 1982. He was a Livingston fire chief, and died while fighting a fire. He was the husband of Nina Del Dotto; the father of Fred and Dennis Del Dotto; and the brother of Ernest, Frank, and John Del Dotto. He had 5 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Jude's Church. Interment was at Winton Cemetery under the direction of Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.

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DELIGHT, Nick
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Nick Delight, 83, died August 10, 1973 at a local hospital. He was born in Greece in 1890. He was a farm worker. He had come to Davis, CA in 1927, and moved to San Joaquin County 25 years ago. He was a member of St. Basil's Greek Orthodox Church. Burial was at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Lockeford under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

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DELPRETI, Emilio
WOODBRIDGE, CALIFORNIA: Emilio Delpreti, 71, died December 23, 1974. He was a native of Switzerland, and came to the U.S. in 1920. He was an agricultural worker. Survivors include a son, Henry Delpreti; three sisters in Switzerland; and a brother, Lodovico Delpreti of Vallejo. Interment was at St. Joachim's Cemetery under the direction of Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home.

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DeMITIS, Andrew
DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Andrew J. DeMitis, 39, died October 27, 2005. He was born November 21, 1965 in Bryn Mawr, PA to Dominic and Gloria Rossetti DeMitis. He was a former resident of Wayne, PA and a graduate of Penn State University. He worked as a financial advisor, and enjoyed golf and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Collette Bullard DeMitis; a son, Andrew; his parents; five siblings, Dominic DeMitis, Jr., Denise DiGiovanni, Renee Melvin, Michelle Bednar, and Jeanette Welborn; and 12 nieces and nephews. Entombment was at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA under the direction of Stretch Funeral Home.

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DERANEK, Edmund
PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Edmund F. Deranek, 50, died December 19, 1978 in Templeton. He was born March 18, 1928 in San Diego. He owned a refrigeration repair business and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Carol Deranek; two daughters, Patricia Brandon and Stephanie Howell; four sons, Lee, Scott, Tim and Eddie; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at the Paso Robles District Cemetery with arrangements by Kuehl Funeral Home.

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DE ROCHEBRUNE, Julia
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Julia M. De Rochebrune, 86, died January 16, 1939. She was a native of San Francisco, and came to San Jose in 1876. Survivors include a daughter, Cecilia Moellering of San Jose; a brother, William F. Anthes, Sr. of San Jose; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred De Rochebrune. Services with Rebekah Lodge rites were held at the chapel of Amos O. Williams Co. Interment was at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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DeTOSKEY, John
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: John DeToskey, 71, died December 1, 1982 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was born March 27, 1911. He retired from Swift & Co., and had lived in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He was a former resident of St. Joseph, MO. He was a Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Bennett DeToskey; a son, James L. DeToskey of Torrance; his mother, Mary Frances DeToskey of Los Angeles; a sister, Dorothy Hurd of Los Angeles; and a granddaughter. Services were held in Los Angeles. Note: One record states that he died in November of 1982.

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DIRR, Elizabeth
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Elizabeth Ann Dirr, 59, died December 13, 1981 at her residence. She was born in East St. Louis, IL. She was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, and a past president of the San Diego Business Women's Association. She had lived in San Diego for 22 years. Survivors include her husband, Leo Dirr; a son, Danny Dirr of Ogden, UT; two daughters, Lizanne Dirr of San Diego, and Lana D. Clark of San Francisco; three brothers, Mark Caton of St. Joseph, MO, Hugh Caton of St. Charles, MO, and Burman Caton of Kopperston, WV; and a grandson. Arrangements were handled by Lewis-Colonial-Benbaugh Mortuary.

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DOCKUS, Elizabeth
PLANADA, CALIFORNIA: Elizabeth Dockus, 57, died June 14, 1968. She was born May 15, 1911 in Oklahoma. She was a former longtime resident of Vallejo. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Kemp of Vallejo, and Rebecca Dunbar of San Antonio, TX; and her mother, Mattie Armstrong. She was the wife of Joseph Dockus. Interment was at Golden Gate National Cemetery by Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.

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DOLLARD, Rev. John J.
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA: Fr. John J. Dollard died March 5, 2007 in Livermore. He was born January 1, 1919 in San Mateo, CA to John J. and Marjorie McGinley Dollard. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1945 in San Francisco. He was the first pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Livermore, and had been a Livermore resident for over 40 years. He enjoyed travel and golfing. Survivors include a brother, Patrick (Marian) Dollard; a niece, Susan (Dave) and Susan Penry; a nephew, Eric Dollard; a great-nephew; his friends; and his religious community. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Florentia B.V.M. Interment was at St. Michael's Cemetery in Livermore by Callaghan Mortuary.

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DORIA, Dr. Carl
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA: Carl James Doria, M.D., died July 23, 2001. He was born November 24, 1922 in Milwaukee, WI to Samuel and Florence Doria. He was a graduate of Marquette University Medical School, and practiced medicine in the San Fernando Valley from 1953 to 1993. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed golf, poker, classical music and nature. He is survived by his wife, Betty Helen Kortebein Doria; five children, David (Mary), Dr. Nancy Sadler (Dr. Richard), Dr. Jane Lindberg (Dr. Fred), Dr. Thomas (Susan), and James Carl (Laurie); and 15 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home.

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DUCHSCHER, Richard
APTOS, CALIFORNIA: Richard "Dick" Duchscher, 74, died December 21, 2004. He was born August 25, 1930 in Jamestown, ND to Andrew and Elizabeth Duchscher. He worked in medical management, and was a pharmaceutical representative and a veteran of the Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hambuchen Duchscher; his children, Susan Kusler of Aptos, Paul Duchscher of Campbell, Mark Duchscher of Hollister, and David Duchscher of Bryan, TX; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at Resurrection Catholic Church. Interment of ashes was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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DUDGEON, Rev. Daniel
ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA: Rev. Daniel Newton Dudgeon, 92, died September 12, 1955. He was born June 30, 1862 to Richard and Cynthia Moren Dudgeon. He was a Church of Christ minister for 50 years, and was a former resident of Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was survived by his wife, Mary Ann Dudgeon; and two children, Floyd L. Dudgeon and Emery R. Dudgeon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Viola Upton Dudgeon; and a son, Joe Dudgeon. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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DUFF, Genevieve
YUCCA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Genevieve K. Duff, 90, died July 24, 2005. She was born June 30, 1915 to John Nickolas Brandstetter and Bertha K. Strack Brandstetter. She attended the Evangelical Free Church. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Simpson of Superior, CO; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 60 years, Robert Duff. Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery.

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DUNHAM, Lawrence A.
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Lawrence Arthur Dunham died March 19, 2011 at his home. He was born December 30, 1946. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and served during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Dunham; two brothers, Leslie and John Dunham; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery under the direction of Murrieta Valley Funeral Home.

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DUNKER, Fred
GALT, CALIFORNIA: Fred Dunker, 77, died June 28, 1976 in Galt. He was born in St. Louis, MO. He was a commercial artist and sign painter on the rodeo circuit in both the U.S. and Canada. He was a former resident of Kansas City, Oklahoma, and Richmond, CA. Survivors include his wife, Ola Farrall Dunker; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Herring and Mrs. Nadine McCullar; and 5 grandchildren. Inurnment was at the Galt Cemetery under the direction of Salas Funeral Home.

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DUSTIN, Alta
ALTADENA, CALIFORNIA: Alta Edgerton Dustin died July 27, 1957 at her residence. She was born July 20, 1870. She was survived by a son, Clarence Dustin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Dustin. Interment was at San Gabriel Cemetery under the direction of Turner and Stevens Funeral Home.

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EDMONDS, LeRoy
THORNTON, CALIFORNIA: LeRoy Edmonds died June 4, 1959 at his residence. He was a maintenance manager for the San Joaquin County Housing Authority, and was a World War II veteran. He was a native of Arkansas. He had lived in California since 1941, and in Thornton since 1950. He was a member of the Thornton Social Club, the Thornton Volunteer Firemen's Association, and the Thornton Chamber of Commerce. He was survived by his wife, Venola J. Edmonds; two sons, David LeRoy and Darrell D. Edmonds; and his parents, Thomas Edmonds and Rosalie Edmonds. He was the brother of Bobby Edmonds, Mrs. Evelyn McMahan, Mrs. Opal Brock, Theodore Edmonds, Allene Edmonds, Cleo Edmonds, Billy Edmonds, and Mrs. Wanda Huntzaker. Interment was at the Lodi Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Home.

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EHRGOOD, Jessie
SOUTHLAKE, CALIFORNIA: Jessie Ellen Ehrgood, 62, died February 8, 1989. She was born July 3, 1926. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Homer St. Gean and Curtis Ehrgood. Interment was at Inglewood Memorial Park under the direction of Valley Mortuary.

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EICHENBERG, Laura
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Laura Jean Eichenberg died February 23, 2009. She was born March 26, 1921 to Percy and Eleanor Froude. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She is survived by her children, Katie of Pacific Grove, Bill (Flo) of Ridgecrest, Jim (Patti) of Killeen, TX, and Tom (Yvonne) of Elk Grove; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 57 years, William L. Eichenberg. Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery under the direction of Paul Mortuary.

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ELLING, Albertina
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Albertina Elling, 87, died March 21, 1953 at her residence. She was a native of Sweden, and had lived in Torrance for 40 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jean Fikett of San Francisco, and Esther Ellis of Torrance; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. Arrangements were handled by Stone and Myers Funeral Home.

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ELVIS, Grace
AUBURN, CALIFORNIA: Grace Jewel Elvis died October 11, 2008 in Auburn. She was born June 8, 1922 in Cliffside, NC to Northern and Flossie Harris. She was a longtime resident of Fair Oaks, and had also lived in Stockton. She had been an Auburn resident for 6 years. Survivors include her children, Coy Elvis, Jr. of Stockton, and Jewel Elvis Joiner of Auburn; a brother, Joe Bud Harris of El Paso, TX; a sister, Tula Nolen of Greensvile, NC; 4 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Coy Elvis, Sr. Interment was at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Fair Oaks, CA.

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ENSSLIN, Paul O., Sr.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Paul Otto Ensslin, Sr., 64, died December 22, 1961. He was born August 10, 1897. He was a cannery worker and a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was a native of Arkansas. He had lived in California since 1922, and came to Modesto in 1944. Survivors include his wife, Oma Ensslin; and four children, Paul, Jr., Charles, Joe, and Mrs. J.C. Henry. Interment was at the Golden Gate National Cemetery under the direction of Berkeley Hills Funeral Home.

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ERBES, Otto
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Otto Erbes died May 5, 1959 at his residence. He was born November 9, 1895 in Los Angeles. He was a retired rancher, and had been living in Thousand Oaks for 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Clara Erbes; a sister, Lydia Beesemeyer; and three brothers, William, Gustave and Fred. Arrangements were handled by Griffin Funeral Home.

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ERICKSON, Carl
MONTGOMERY CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Carl Sigurd Erickson, 84, died July 8, 1969 in Redding. He was born in Sweden on May 13, 1884. He was a caretaker at Halcumb Cemetery. He had also been a logger and rancher, as well as working for Pacific Gas and Electric. Survivors include his wife, Retta Erickson; three daughters, Maranel Thomas of Tahoe Vista, Mildred Brown of Redding, and Leola Ward of Rushville, IL; three stepdaughters, Frances Wilson of Red Bluff, Barbara Byrd of Redding, and Joyce Brockman of McCloud; a brother, Victor Erickson of McArthur; two sisters, Signe Wagoner of Redding, and Agnes James of Yreka; and 15 grandchildren. Services were held at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Burial was at Halcumb Cemetery. Note: One record gives his wife's name as Nellie Bidwell Erickson.

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ERLICH, Gerald F., Sr.
SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA: Gerald F. Erlich, Sr., 78, died August 4, 2000 in Escondido. He was born June 20, 1922 in Albany, NY. He was a telecommunications specialist and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He had been a San Marcos resident for five years. Survivors include three sons, Arthur D. Erlich of National City, Paul R. Erlich of San Marcos, and Gerald F. Erlich, Jr. of Buckeye, AZ; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Riverside National Cemetery by McLeod Mortuary.

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EVERSON, Rev. Sharon
SOLANA BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Rev. Sharon Kathleen Everson, 53, died June 10, 2004 at her residence. She was an ordained Spiritualist minister. She held a bachelor's degree from James Madison College in Virginia, and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Virginia at Richmond. She formerly operated a group home for youth and volunteered with the Girl Scouts. She loved dogs. Survivors include her parents, Warren and Edna Everson of Little Rock, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, Eric Everson and Hilary Schrauf of New Baltimore, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Jon Bates of Little Rock, AR; an aunt, Peggy Jewel; a cousin, Cheryl Jewel, of Florham Park, NJ; a nephew; and her friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Memorial services were held at the Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR, and at Encinitas Viewpoint Park in Encinitas, CA. Interment was at Memory's Garden in Albany, NY.

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FAIR, Rex
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Rex Leander Fair, 21, died November 14, 1953 at Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital. He was a native of Oklahoma, and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was survived by his wife, Ruth Fair. He had four sisters and six brothers. Services were held in Miami, OK.

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FARINA, Alma
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Alma E. Farina passed away July 5, 2008. She was born July 8, 1920. She was the wife of Italo Louis Farina; the sister of Dorothy Laura; the aunt of Stephen Laura and Katherine Richardson; the great-aunt of 4; and the great-great aunt of 7. Services were held at Church of the Epiphany. Interment was at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Valente Marini Perata and Co. Funeral Directors.

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FAULKNER, Violus
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA: Violus V. Faulkner, 71, died December 19, 2003 at her residence. She was born May 20, 1932 to John L. and Joyce Taylor in Keo, AR. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her children, Brenda Eisenhower of Oakdale, and Charles Faulkner of McKinleyville; a brother, Charlie Taylor of England, AR; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Faulkner; her parents; two brothers, Hershel and a twin brother, Varlon Taylor; and a sister, Ethel Fore. Interment was at Mulberry Cemetery in Arkansas under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of England, AR.

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FEENEY, John P.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: John Patrick Feeney, 71, died July 14, 1972. He was born January 24, 1900 in Ireland, and came to California as a child. He was survived by two brothers, Leo Feeney of Modesto, and Louis Feeney of Santa Clara; a niece; and two nephews. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

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FIKEL, Francis
BELLFLOWER, CALIFORNIA: Francis G. "Frank" Fikel, 52, died April 23, 1973. He was born April 20, 1921, and was the son of Albert P. Fikel. He worked in home improvement and real estate. He was a Shriner, and also a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son, Jerry; his father; and a sister, Donna. Interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

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FINNEY, Dr. Ross L. III
CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Dr. Ross Lee Finney III, 67, died August 3, 2000 in Carmel Valley. He was born May 31, 1933 in Springfield, MA, and was the son of American composer Ross L. Finney, Jr. He was an author of research papers, articles, and textbooks. He earned a doctoral degree at the University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright scholar at the Poincare Institute in Paris. He taught at Princeton University, the University of Illinois, and MIT. He was a longtime collaborator with Dr. George B. Thomas, Jr. (d. Oct. 31, 2006) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, producing widely distributed texts such as Calculus and Analytic Geometry and Calculus. He was a former resident of Lincoln, MA. He was a senior mathematics editor and consultant for the Education Development Center in Newton, MA, where he directed an undergraduate mathematics program, and was founding editor of its journal. He authored texts for African schools and the African Mathematics Program, as well as working with math instruction in China. He helped train Peace Corps volunteers. Survivors include his wife, Rose Finney; a daughter, Dorthea Finney of San Diego; a son, Nathaniel, of San Diego; and a brother, Henry Finney of Los Alamos, NM.

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FISHER, Charles D.
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Charles Dillon Fisher died October 31, 2003. He was born March 31, 1918 in Savoy, IL to Raymond and Ethel Collins Fisher. He was a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force with 27 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth Pearce Fisher; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Douglas Cowan of San Diego; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lin Fisher of San Jose. Interment was at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana.

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FISKE, Annie
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Annie M. Fiske, 71, died August 12, 1918. She was a native of Thompsonville, CT. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. John T. Grant, in whose home she died. Services were conducted at her daughter's residence in Berkeley.

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FLEISCHMANN, Gertrude
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Gertrude A. Fleischmann, 57, died April 30, 1968. Survivors include her husband, Gustav; two daughters, Frances Milutin and Ruth Fleischmann; four sons, Gustav, James, Lewis and Frank; a sister, Mary Boothe; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Anthony's Church. Arrangements were handled by Sheelar-Stricklin Mortuary.

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FLICKINGER, Nellie
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Nellie Zuck Flickinger died July 4, 1944. She was born October 1, 1872. She was the daughter of James C. and Mary Zuck. She was a former school teacher and researcher. Her husband was one of the owners of the J.H. Flickinger Canning Co. She was survived by a son, James H. Flickinger; and a sister in law, Sarah Flickinger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Flickinger; and a brother in law, Charles S. Flickinger. Interment was at Oak Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Amos O. Williams Mortuary. Note: One record lists burial as being at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park.

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FLORES, Francisco, Sr.
WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Francisco "Poncho" Flores, Sr., 81, died July 30, 2009. He owned an auto body shop for 33 years, and had a small farm. He enjoyed barbecuing. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Flores; his daughters, Rosa Flores of Pittsburg, Christine Jarvis of Utah, Maria F. Flores of Walnut Creek, Hilda Francene Flores of Watsonville, and Teresa Flores of Pittsburg; and his sons, Francisco Flores, Jr. of Watsonville, Carlos Flores of Madera, Danny Ray De La Rosa of Colorado, Edward Flores of Watsonville, Robert Flores of Salinas, and Joseph Anthony Flores of Watsonville. Services were held at Holy Eucharist Church. Burial was at Valley Public Cemetery under the direction of Mehl's Colonial Chapel.

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FLORES, Margaret
WINTON, CALIFORNIA: Margaret Flores, 63, died September 8, 2000 at Sutter Merced Medical Center. She was born March 17, 1937. She had worked for Atwater Canning-Sun Garden-Gangi Brothers Co. in the shipping department since 1956. She was a charter member of the Winton VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her children, Ruth Flores Reyes of Winton, and Danny Flores of Atwater; her mother, Abad Flores of Winton; her sisters, Helen Patterson, Teresa Niccolls, and Mary Starling, all of Winton, and Lupe Mendonca and Olivia Chavez, both of Atwater; her brothers, Henry Baiz of Atwater, Manuel Baiz of Modesto, and Robert Baiz and Savino Baiz, both of Winton; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment was at the Winton District Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Family Funeral Chapel.

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FOSTER, Marie
PENRYN, CALIFORNIA: Marie Marguerite Foster, 65, died January 29, 1996. She was born May 4, 1930. She was a librarian at Encina High School in Sacramento for 25 years, and enjoyed traveling, golfing, and horseback riding. She was a native of Huntsville, TX, and a 28-year resident of Penryn. Survivors include a son, Mark Hopkins of Shingle Springs; a brother, Frank Cowell of Texas; 2 grandchildren; and her companion of 16 years, Rod Beretta of Penryn. Services were held at St. Mark's Anglican Church. Inurnment was at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento with arrangements by Reichert Funeral Service.

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FOSTER, Nellie
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Nellie M. Foster died November 25, 1939 in Casper, WY. Services were held at Siewert Memory Chapel. Interment was at the Wisteria Lawn section of Rose Hills Memorial Park.

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FRANGOS, George
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: George Frangos, age 16 months, died March 23, 1927. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Frangos. Services were held at the Thomas Monahan Undertaking Chapel. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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FRASSETTI, Sadiee
GILROY, CALIFORNIA: Sadiee Frassetti, 90, died November 2, 2009. She was born January 2, 1919. She and her husband were active with the Gilroy Optimist Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the Gilroy Gliders square dance club. She was active with local school board issues, and designed the Gilroy city flag. She is survived by a son, William Frassetti, Jr. of San Jose; a daughter, Mary Jo Cheyrias of Sonora; five sisters, Patricia Palotta of Modesto, Florence Frasier (Lucien) of Santa Barbara, Ester Santos of San Jose, Clorinda Nelson of San Jose, Frances Martarano (Joe) of San Jose; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Burriesci of San Jose; a granddaughter; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Frassetti, Sr. Services were held at St. Mary's Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery by Habing Family Funeral Home.

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FREEMAN, Elizabeth
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA: Elizabeth Anne Freeman, 78, died June 9, 1968 in El Segundo. She was born in Holywell, Wales. She was a former resident of the Ontario, CA area, and had worked at Colborn's and the Central Market. Survivors include a son, William H. Freeman of San Diego; and a grandson. Interment was at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach under the direction of Douglass Mortuary.

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FREITAS, Isabel
GUSTINE, CALIFORNIA: Isabel Freitas, 83, died October 25, 1969 at a local hospital. She was a native of the Azores. She was the mother of Frank, Walter and Clarence Costa, and Laura Kloeckler. She had 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment was at Hills Ferry Cemetery under the direction of Evans-Krieger Funeral Chapel.

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FRY, Helen
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Helen Fry, 79, died December 23, 1998 at a local hospital. She was born April 23, 1919 in San Joaquin County. She enjoyed dancing and singing. Survivors include a sister, Georgia Fry of Lodi; and her caregivers, Ron and Ita Haynes of Lodi. Inurnment was at Lodi Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gierhart-Wells and Donahue Funeral Home.

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FUSILIER, Bridget
HEMET, CALIFORNIA: Bridget Teresa Fusilier, 76, died November 22, 2011 at her residence in Hemet, where she had lived for over 40 years. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 5, 1935. She was a therapy dog trainer and handler, and was a member of Animal Pals Together, the Hemet Historical Society, the Mount San Jacinto Opera Guild, and the Community Theater. She took part in the children's reading program at the Hemet Library. Survivors include her husband, Vern Fusilier; her sons, Steve (Kim), Brian (Cheryl), and Tim (April), all of Hemet; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Inland Memorial Harford Chapel. Interment was at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

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