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TAKAO, Shizuko
VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Shizuko Takao, 35, died October 15, 1937 at Lane Hospital. She was born May 6, 1902 in Japan to Mr. and Mrs. Kumakichi Hiki. She was survived by her husband, Nobuo Takao. Interment was in Vacaville under the direction of Martin and Brown Funeral Directors.

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TAMBURRO, Albert
LAKE ISABELLA, CALIFORNIA: Albert Tamburro died September 23, 2008. He was born August 29, 1919 in Bronx, NY. He owned a liquor store for 25 years in New York before moving to California, and served in the Signal Corps during World War II. He had been in Lake Isabella for over 20 years, and was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. He had a brother; six sisters; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his friends, including Betty Kaline. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Tamburro. Services were held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Wofford Heights. Interment with military honors was at Kern River Valley Cemetery under the direction of Sierra Mortuary and Funeral Home.

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TANAKA, Shio
LAS GATOS, CALIFORNIA: Shio Tanaka, 12, died of typhoid fever on February 27, 1909. She was born February 4, 1897 to K. Tanaka and T. Fugena. Interment was at the Los Gatos Cemetery under the direction of undertaker E.E. Place.

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TARANTINO, Frank
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Joseph Frank Tarantino died February 12, 2011. He was born July 11, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to Salvatore (Frank) and Mary Camarda Tarantino. He was a retired commercial tuna fisherman with 55 years in the industry, and also worked at Mayer Reprographics Company. He was a member of the American Tuna Boat Association, the Fishmonger Club, the Italian Catholic Federation, and the Elks. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Josephine Busalacchi Tarantino; his children, Mary Lynn (Kevin), Frank (Loren), and Philip (Marian); a sister, Gatana (Stan) Madruga; a brother, Steve Tarantino; 4 grandsons; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Peter and Tony Tarantino, and three sisters, Vivian Casciola, Josephine Casciola, and Florence Conway. Services were held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum in San Diego by Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary.

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TAYLOR, Daniel
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Daniel E. Taylor, 51, died September 9, 1945. He was a native of Texas. He was the husband of Velma H. Taylor; and the father of Ruth Robbins, Sylvia Ladd, Foye A. Taylor and Daniel J. Taylor. He had 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Moore's Funeral Chapel. Interment was at the Modesto Cemetery.

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TAYLOR, George
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: George Taylor died May 18, 1942 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Lillian E. Taylor; two daughters, Mrs. Olive E. Crook and Mrs. Helen Walker; two sisters, Nellie Jones and Lucy R. Taylor; two brothers, Fred and Ernest Taylor; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park under the direction of White Emerson Mortuary.

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TAYLOR, Hazel
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Hazel Taylor, 91, died April 8, 1981 at a Sacramento hospital. She was born in New York. She was a longtime Sacramento resident. Interment was at Camellia Memorial Lawn under the direction of Valley Mortuary.

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TAYLOR, Susan
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA: Susan Louise Lightner Taylor, 78, died August 15, 1981 at the Sun Air Convalescent Home. She was born October 30, 1902 to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lightner. Survivors include her husband, Meryl Taylor; three sons, Dick, Bill and Mike Taylor; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and five sisters. Interment was at Eternal Valley Memorial Park.

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TEABY, Marion
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Marion Lyon Teaby died December 20, 2003. She was born April 25, 1920 in Mount Vernon, IN. She came to Hollywood, CA with her mother, who owned a dress design business for film industry professionals. She married Gregory Teaby, Sr. in 1941. She formerly owned a hobby shop, and was a volunteer at Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula. Survivors include two sons, John Teaby of Monterey, and Gregory Teaby, Jr. of Sunnyvale. Interment was at San Carlos Cemetery.

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TECHAIRA, Ramon
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Ramon Leon Guerrero Techaira, 88, died October 14, 2010. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service, and was a veteran of World War II. He was the recipient of two Purple Heart medals, and was a POW in Guam. He enjoyed traveling. He was the husband of 52 years of Bessie Techaira; the father of George, Joanne Daron, David (Chris), Raymond, Jr. (Carmen), Lola (Jim Tann), Liz, and Diana (David Millitello). He was a grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded by a daughter, Helen; and a son, Joseph. Arrangements were handled by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

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TENNEY, Millie
MADERA, CALIFORNIA: Millie Mae Tenney, 82, died August 31, 2007. She was born July 11, 1925 to Lyle and Bertha Birdno. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she sang in the choir and served with the Relief Society. She was a bishop's wife for over a decade. She is survived by her children, Eileen Wolcott (Rick) of Ocean Shores, WA, Susan Lafferre (Mike) of Madera, Paul Tenney (Becky) of Austin, TX, Scott Tenney (Cara) of Syracuse, UT, and Janna Waud (Don) of Bradford, PA; a sister, Arva Shiftlet of Safford, AZ; a brother, Hugh Birdno of Paddington, England; 20 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan Tenney; and a granddaughter, Katie Tenney. Interment was at Vacaville District Cemetery under the direction of Jay Chapel.

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TERAOKA, Wesley
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA: Wesley K. Teraoka, 89, died May 12, 2008. He was born February 17, 1919. He is survived by his wife, Kay Teraoka; two daughters, Toni O'Farrell and Emiko Janie (Ronald) Ono; two sons, Ricky Teraoka and Randy (Joy) Teraoka; a sister, Joyce Tajiri; a granddaughter; 2 great-grandsons; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Arrangements were handled by Fukui Mortuary.

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TERZICH, Duane
SONORA, CALIFORNIA: Duane Terzich, 46, was found deceased at his residence on January 5, 1979. He was born July 29, 1932. He worked as a lineman for Pacific Telephone Company, and was a Sonora native. Among the surviving family members was his mother, Alma. Arrangements were handled by Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

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THOMSON, Jane
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jane Frazer Thomson, 57, died November 17, 1974 in Los Angeles. She was a Cincinnati native. She had attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and Garland Junior College in Boston, MA. She was a former resident of Palm Beach, FL, and had relocated to Los Angeles in 1970. She was a member of the Bel Air Country Club, the Cincinnati Country Club, the New York Yacht Club, the Beach Club in Palm Beach and other organizations. Survivors include two daughters, Mary M. Thomson and Anne Thomson; a brother, John P. Frazer II; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Alexander Thomson; and a grandmother, Mrs. John P. Frazer.

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THUMAN, Mary
LAKE SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA: Mary Helen Stoddart Thuman, 72, died July 26, 1992 at Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside. She was born October 12, 1919. She grew up in Lincoln, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska, and was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She and her family had lived in Trenton, NE, McCook, NE, and Shafter, CA as well as in Lake San Marcos. Survivors include her husband, D. Roger Thuman; a daughter, Kathleen Forgue; her father, Paxton Stoddart; two brothers, Henry Stoddart and James Stoddart; two sisters, Catherine Hietman and Dorothy Ward; and 2 grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook, NE.

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TINDLE, Cecelia
SAN BERNADINO, CALIFORNIA: Cecelia Tindle, 78, died August 18, 1975 in San Bernadino. She was born in Missouri. She had lived in California for 10 years, and was a former longtime resident of St. Joseph, MO. Survivors include a son, Joseph Wingender; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Bender; a sister, Mrs. Rose Seever of Oak View; a brother, William Ashlock of St. Joseph, MO; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Tindle. Arrangements were handled by Rupp Mortuary of St. Joseph, MO.

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TINGLE, Richard
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Richard A. Tingle, 92, died October 11, 2009. He was born February 27, 1917 to Emma and Nathan Tingle. He retired from U.C. Davis after 26 years, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He is survived by a daughter, Linda (Steve) Gonsoulin; a brother, Curtis (Gina) Tingle; and a sister, Estelle Claridy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Carpenter Tingle; a sister, RosaLee Gorham; and three brothers, Morris Tingle, Jimmy Lee Tingle and Lewis Tingle. Interment was at Davis Cemetery under the direction of Wiscombe Funeral Home.

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TISCHER, Dorothy
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Dorothy Tischer died August 6, 2010. She was born April 3, 1917 to Chester and Aminda Schlaudt. She was a native of San Jose, CA. Survivors include her children Paul, Kenneth (Dana), Stephen (Melba), and Edmund (Gilda); 8 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Tischer; and two sisters, Ida Caldwell and Jean Eloh. Interment was at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home.

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TOIMOTO, Tsunekichi
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Tsunekichi Toimoto, 79, died July 13, 1970. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He arrived in Seattle, WA in 1914, and had been a Lodi area resident for over 30 years. He was an agricultural worker and a Buddhist. Survivors include a son, Sakai Toimoto of Hiroshima. Inurnment was at Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

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TOTTY, Booker T.
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: Booker Taliaferro Washington Totty died March 2, 1997. Survivors include his children, Alva, LeRoy, Nycola, Darryle, Jeti, Rene, Lobart, Ora and Raylon; a brother, Lynwood Totty; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held in Oakland.

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TRIGGS, Marjorie
PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA: Marjorie L. Triggs, 73, died September 24, 1986 in Palm Desert. She was born August 31, 1913. She was a former resident of Owosso, MI, and was a longtime employee of J.W. Knapp Co. in Lansing. Arrangements were handled by Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing, MI.

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TSUTAOKA, Shizuye
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Shizuye Yamane Tsutaoka, 86, died December 31, 1992. She was born December 16, 1906 in Holt. She attended schools in Japan, returning to Lodi in 1929. She was a member of Fujinkai and the Lodi Buddhist Church. She taught Urasenke Japanese tea ceremony, and enjoyed flower arranging, gardening and growing orchids. Survivors include a son, Tom Tsutaoka of Lodi; two daughters, Mary Tsutaoka of Lodi, and Alice Unno of Massachusetts; two sisters, Mitsuye Morimune of Daly City, and Miyuki Nishimoto of Japan; two brothers, Tatsuo Yamane of Japan, and Fred Yamane of Illinois; and 5 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Tsutaoka. Services were held at the Lodi Buddhist Church. Inurnment was at Cherokee Memorial Park with arrangements by Lodi Funeral Home.

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TUCCI, Jo Ann
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Jo Ann Marie Fleutsch Tucci, 39, died November 29, 1989. She was an executive secretary for the Del Monte Corp., and attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Laurence Tucci; a daughter, Nicole Gillis of Modesto; her parents, Nick and Agnes Fleutsch of Modesto; a sister, Judy Freitas; and a brother, John Fleutsch. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the direction of Franklin and Downs Funeral Home.

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TUFENKIAN, Dickran
CERES, CALIFORNIA: Dickran Tufenkian, 70, died December 26, 1959 at a local hospital. He was a native of Armenia, and came to the U.S. in 1912. He was a former resident of Fresno, Turlock and Oakland. He was a member of the Ceres Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Myron of Ceres, Ruben of Modesto, and Samuel of Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Artinyah of San Lorenzo; a sister, Violet Pesendian of Los Angeles; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sevasti; and a son, Berge. Interment was at the Turlock Cemetery with arrangements by Norton Mortuary. Note: One record listed Myron, Ruben and Samuel as his brothers, while another listed them as his sons. Also, one record listed his last name as Pufenkian.

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TUNNELL, Emily
CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA: Emily Strawn Tunnell, 88, died February 21, 1977. She was the daughter of P.A. and Mary Strawn. She was of the Assembly of God faith. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robbie Jo Newman; two sons, Jack and James; two sisters, Nina Polk and Grace Arrington; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services and interment were in Canoga Park on February 24, 1977.

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ULLMANN, Amalia
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Amalia Ullmann, 84, died November 15, 1980 at a local hospital. She was born in Sutton, NE. She was a member of the Zion Reformed Church in Lodi. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Jean Velasquez of Lodi, and Lisetta Handel of Stockton; a son, Gilbert Ullmann of Auburn; a sister, Gertrude Schwartz of Longmont, CO; two brothers, Gilbert Griess of Lincoln, NE, and John Griess of Sutton, NE; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Zion Reformed Church. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Gierhart and Wells Funeral Home.

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UNSWORTH, Charles
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Charles Unsworth, 97, died March 17, 1965 at a local hospital. He was a retired butcher and a native of England. He had lived in Modesto since 1917, and was a member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors include a daughter, Blanche Atwood of Modesto; a brother; three sisters; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Miller Funeral Home in Folsom, and other arrangements were handled by Franklin and Downs Funeral Home. Interment was at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery.

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VALDEZ, Francisco
BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA: Francisco Quintana Valdez, 81, died August 11, 2009. He was born in Sonora, Mexico on December 19, 1927 to Rosario and Juana Valdez. He was an agricultural worker for 50 years. He came to the region with his family in 1969. He is survived by his wife, Josefina Tapia Valdez; his children, Martha (Jose) Hernandez, Lucila (Aurelio) Diaz, Marcie (Jackie) Rice, and Juanita (Juan) Herrera, all of Blythe; a sister, Beatrice Valdez of Hermosillo, Mexico; two brothers, Gabriel and Rosario Valdez, both of Hermosillo, Mexico; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at the Church of the Living God. Burial was at Palo Verde Cemetery under the direction of Frye Chapel and Mortuary.

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VALENTINE, Melvin
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Melvin D. Valentine, 74, died May 27, 1988. He was born November 15, 1914. He retired from Spreckels Sugar, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a native of Wyoming, and had been in Modesto since 1984. Survivors include two children, Frank Valentine of Camp Verde, AZ, and Patricia Hart of Los Altos; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Golden Gate National Cemetery. Note: One record says he was a Navy veteran, while another states that he served in the Army. Also, funeral arrangements may have been handled by Spangler Mortuary.

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VAN BEUSEKOM, Joan
OJAI, CALIFORNIA: Joan Van Beusekom, 79, died September 18, 2002. She was born in New Jersey on June 24, 1923. She was a graduate of the University of Washington, and was a high school French and German teacher. She was a member of the Theosophical Society and the Liberal Catholic Church, and was a former resident of Seattle. In her earlier years, she had moved with her family to the Netherlands, and was there during the Nazi occupation. She and her father worked with the Dutch resistance, and her family helped save Jews from deportation to German concentration camps. She is survived by her husband, Hein Van Beusekom; her children, Mark and Pearl Ray, both of Seattle, WA; and her siblings. Services were held at the Liberal Catholic Church of Our Lady and All Angels. Arrangements were by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

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VAN HOOZEN, Billy
LAMONT, CALIFORNIA: Billy Earl Van Hoozen, 62, died May 9, 1995 in Fayetteville, AR. He was born June 4, 1932 in Canute, OK to Howard Irven and Ruby Mae Anderson Van Hoozen. He was a farm worker, and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Sherelene Van Hoozen; two daughters, Sherry Scofield and Linda Chambers; three sons, David, Randall, and Eugene Van Hoozen; two brothers, Howard and Clyde Van Hoozen; three sisters, Patsy Durrett, B.B. Threlkeld, and Faye Meyers; 16 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary. Local arrangements in Arkansas were handled by Moore's Chapel Funeral Home.

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VAN WORMER, Anna
NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA: Anna Lee Rogers Van Wormer died April 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born July 12, 1922 in Bloomington, IN to Walter and Cora Clark Rogers. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Frank Van Wormer; a daughter, Jill Carper (Jerry) of Little Rock, AR; a son, Steve Van Wormer (Susan) of Chula Vista, CA; 6 grandchildren; her in-laws; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Maurice Rogers, Wayne Rogers, Ellis Rogers, and Ralph Rogers; and two sisters, Ferne Rogers and Lela Rogers Leach. Services were held at the Chapel of the Roses. Interment was at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

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VERANDAS, Florence
COTTONWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Florence Mildred Verandas, 86, died January 21, 2007. She was born May 30, 1920. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Verandas-Romero of Hayward; and two sisters, Delores Gerds of Yreka, and Marge Mendes of Hornbrook. Burial was at Cottonwood District Cemetery under the direction of Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel.

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VARVA, Mary Ellen
CRESCENT CITY, CALIFORNIA: Mary Ellen Varva, 82, died December 18, 2006 in Crescent City. She was born in Oklahoma on February 22, 1924. She had lived in Del Norte County for 22 years. Survivors include her husband, Joe Frank Varva; a nephew; and her cousins. Arrangements were handled by Wier's Mortuarty Chapel.

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VAZQUEZ, Antonio
SHAFTER, CALIFORNIA: Antonio T. Vazquez, 90, died March 26, 2006 at his residence. He was born August 13, 1915. He was a retired welder with the Maple Leaf Farming Company, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, and formerly served as a Scoutmaster. He was a native and lifelong resident of Shafter. Survivors include two sons, Anthony E. Vazquez of Shafter and Armando J. Vazquez of Bakersfield; four sisters, Nicholasa, Maria Luisa, Helen and Adriana of Los Angeles; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Natalie Vazquez; and a daughter, Isabel Alvear. Services were held at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment was at the Shafter Cemetery.

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VEDDER, Wicher
WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA: Wicher Vedder, 85, died July 14, 1964 in Artesia. He was a native of Gronigen, the Netherlands. He had lived in California for over 50 years, and had worked as a carpenter for 65 years. Survivors include four sons, Thomas, Borgert, John and Henry; a daughter, Edna Kipers; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery by Utter-McKinley Mortuary.

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VERRETT, Joseph
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Joseph Verrett died July 9, 1953 at a Ventura hospital. He was born April 5, 1887 in Louisiana. He was a former New Orleans resident, and had been living in Oxnard for 6 months. Survivors include his wife, Leona Verrett; three daughters, Mrs. Seline Chaney, Jacklyn Verrett, and Mrs. Rosemary V. Patterson; and six sons, Leon, Walter, Alphonse, Harrison, Joseph and Gus. Arrangements were handled by Diffenderffer-Alhiser Mortuary.

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VIACAVA, Emanual
GREENVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Emanual Viacava, 86, died November 22, 1910. He was born in Genoa, Italy. He had been a Greenville resident since 1880, and was a local businessman. He was survived by his wife; and eight children, Louis Vincava, Blanche Vincava, Mrs. J.H. Heppe, Mrs. Ernest Sobrero, Theresa Viacava, Hortense Viacava, Celia Viacava, and Albert Viacava. Services were held at his residence. Burial was at the Greenville Cemetery.

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VOGLIARDO, Alice
BALDWIN PARK, CALIFORNIA: Alice Vogliardo, 61, died in March of 1957. Survivors include two sons, Charles of Baldwin Park, and Victor of El Monte; and her stepfather, Guy Kent of Los Angeles. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in South San Gabriel under the direction of Baldwin Park Funeral Home.

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VON ROSEN, Mary
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Mary Ann Hogg Von Rosen, 43, died January 10, 2003 in San Francisco. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a former resident of Camden, Arkansas. She is survived by two sisters, Nancy Smith of Branson, MO and Ginny Russell of Lufkin, TX; and a brother, Jim Hogg of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Maria Hogg; and a sister, Linda Hogg. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Camden, AR. Arrangements were handled by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden, AR.

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VOOR, Mary
ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Mary Madeline Stevanski Voor, 99, died December 26, 2006 at Mark Twain St Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas. She was born December 23, 1907. She was a native of Harding, WV, and a resident of Angels Camp for 40 years. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Walters of Florida; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Voor; and a daughter, Dorothy Finley. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Altaville. Interment was at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Angels Memorial Chapel.

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WALKER, Benjamin
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Benjamin F. Walker, 84, died June 29, 1947. He was born December 4, 1862. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was the husband of Alice Walker; the father of Helen Maxwell and James Herbert Walker; and the brother of Henry Walker. He had 3 grandchildren. He was a native of Wisconsin. Interment was at Oak Hill Memorial Park by Amos O. Williams Mortuary.

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WALLACE, Gertrude
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Gertrude A. Winckler Wallace died December 21, 1969 in Torrance. She was the mother of John T. Wallace of Redondo; and the sister of Walter G. Winckler of Summit, NY. She was also survived by her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John M. Wallace. Services were held at Redondo Beach. Interment was at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Schenectady, NY with arrangements by Mabee and Berning Funeral Home.

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WALTHARD, Sylvia
YREKA, CALIFORNIA; Sylvia Mary Walthard, 96, died November 17, 2007 at Madrone Hospice. She was born July 24, 1911 in Ferndale to Walter and Mary Pedrotti. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Christian "Chris" Walthard; and a daughter, Bette Claire Walthard. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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WAYCHOFF, Eva
POMONA, CALIFORNIA: Eva Fowler Waychoff, 86, died June 9, 1976 in Pomona. She was born June 28, 1890 in Greene County, PA to Simeon and Delilah Miller Fowler. She was a former resident of Waynesburg, PA, where she was a member of the First Christian Church. She had lived in Pomona since 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Waychoff. Services were held at the Todd Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Smith Cemetery with arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home of Waynesburg, PA.

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WEAVER, Alyce
TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Alyce Weaver, 74 died December 25, 1959 at a local hospital. She was a resident of the Turlock Hotel. She is survived by a granddaughter, Pat Azzaro of Santa Cruz. Interment was at Turlock Memorial Park with arrangements by Norton Mortuary.

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WEBB, Lillian
WELDON, CALIFORNIA: Lillian A. Webb, 79, died Decmber 26, 1989. She was born July 3, 1909. She is survived by a son, Gary; a sister, Hazel Milam; a cousin, Gilbert Johnson; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery by Valley Mortuary.

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WECKESSER, Willi
SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA: Willi Max Weckesser died March 1, 2003 at the Veterans Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care in Martinez. He was born in Kiel, Germany in 1915. He came to the United States in 1925, and lived in Alameda, CA in 1925. He retired from civil service at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He raised his family in Oakland, and spent 33 years living in Walnut Creek. He enjoyed swing dancing, Big Band music, water skiing, traveling, and cruise ship vacations. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Henrietta Weckesser; three daughters, Marsha Maes of Roseville, Andrea McNall of San Ramon, and Sandra Pickett of Pleasanton; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Chapel of the Chimes.

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WEINGART, George E., Jr.
GALT, CALIFORNIA: George E. Weingart, Jr., 58, died December 12, 2008. He was born August 8, 1950. He was a warehouseman and truck driver. He enjoyed watching football on TV, particularly the New England Patriots and the Giants. He is survived by his wife, Janice Weingart; a daughter, Crystal Weingart of Galt; and a sister, Olive Weingart of New Hartford, CT. Services were held at St. Christopher's Catholic Church. Interment was at Hicksville Cemetery with arrangements by Ben Salas Funeral Home.

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WEINSTEIN, Isidor
SAN FRANCISCO: Isidor Weinstein died April 30, 1943 at the Fairmont Hotel. He was the husband of Gertrude Weinstein; the father of Mrs. Ivan Anixter; and the brother of Mrs. Hulda Kline and Mrs. Joseph Gail. He had 2 grandchildren. Entombment was at Portals of Eternity under the direction of Halstead and Co.

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WHEELER, Sister Mary Vincent Ferrer
SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Sr. Mary Vincent Ferrer Wheeler, O.P., 94, died January 10, 2001 at Lourdes Convent in San Rafael. She had been with the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael for 76 years. She was a language teacher, specializing in Spanish, French and Latin. She taught at St. Rose Academy in San Francisco, St. Vincent Ferrer High School in Vallejo, Junipero Memorial High School in Monterey, St. Dominic School in Los Angeles, San Domenico Upper School in San Anselmo, and St. Agnes School and St. Mary's High School, both in Stockton. Services were held at the Dominican Sisters' Center. Interment was at St. Dominic Cemetery in Benicia under the direction of Keaton Mortuary.

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WHETSTONE, Sally
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Sally Sue Whetstone, 59, died August 6, 2002 in Fountain Valley. She was born August 25, 1942 in Caledonia to the late Glen and Sara Montgomery Sadler. Survivors include her husband, Bill Whetstone; two sons, Chris and Mike Whetstone; and 2 grandsons. Interment was at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Britton Funeral Home.

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WHISLER, Beverly
DAVIS, CALIFORNIA: Beverly Jean Whisler, 85, died August 11, 2008. She was born April 9, 1923 in Bremerton, WA to Richard and Nettie Kevern. She held a bachelor's degree in English and a postgraduate degree in Library Science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a retired librarian at the UC Davis Shields Library, having modernized the library collection when it reopened after World War II. She was a former volunteer librarian at Valley Oak Elementary School, as well as a member of the Friends of the Davis Public Library and a Cub Scout den mother. She enjoyed reading, birdwatching, gardening and nature. Survivors include two sons, Edward Dean Whisler of Davis, and John Raymond Whisler of Stockton; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Whisler; a brother, Glenn Kevern; and her parents. Interment was at Davis Cemetery with arrangements by Wiscombe Funeral Home.

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WHITE, Albert
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Albert C. White, 69, died August 23, 1983. He was a Baptist. Survivors include three sisters, Marie W. Jones, Ethel L. Smith and Cecil Taylor; two brothers, L.C. White and Robert L. White; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Lewis and Ribbs Mortuary.

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WHITE, Clara
MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA: Clara Singletary Burton White died December 5, 1951 at her residence. She was born in 1880 in Buffalo, TX to Bartemus and Mattie Springfield Singletary. She came to Riverside with her family in 1892. She was a former school teacher and a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Monrovia Women's Club, the PTA, and the Democratic Women's Study Club. She was married to Rollin Johnson Burton and Clarence White. Survivors include two sons, Rollin Johnson Burton White of Covina, and John Allen White of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Lester Singletary of Santa Cruz, Emmett Singletary of Riverside, and Douglas Singletary of Hollywood; three sisters, Miss Mattie Steele Singletary of Riverside, Mrs. John McGrager, and Mrs. Elmer Roper of Tulsa, OK; and 2 grandsons. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery by Douglass and Bradford Mortuary.

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WHITECLOUD, Jose
BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Jose "Larry" Whitecloud, 73, died March 7, 2010. He was born November 20, 1936. He was a machinist with the Santa Fe Railroad for over 40 years, and served with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Katherine P. Whitecloud; his children, Rodney A. Garcia of Anaheim, Valentina M. Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, and Rose G. Quiles and Ernie R. Garcia, both of Barstow; a brother, Gilbert B. Garcia of Seama, NM; two sisters, Alma Day of Casa Blanca, NM, and Georgia A. Tovar of Apple Valley; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Laura B. Garcia; a daughter, Ernestine Rae Garcia; a sister, Katherine G. Walton; a brother, Jacob Whitecloud; and a niece, Benedita Rodarte. Burial was at Mountain View Memorial Park under the direction of Mead Mortuary.

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WHITED, Ruth
VALLEY SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA: Ruth E. Whited, 62, died March 14, 1959 at her residence. She was born January 11, 1897 in Falls River, MA. She was a member of the San Andreas Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was the wife of Joseph Daniel Whited; the mother of Robert Whited, Clifford Parmalee, and Mrs. Selma Blackwell; and the sister of Mrs. Pace Pond, Mrs. Fred Bowles, and Mrs. E.N. Chase. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park with arrangements by Lodi Funeral Home.

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WHITESIDE, John D.
LENWOOD, CALIFORNIA: John D. Whiteside, 72, died December 1, 1951 in San Bernardino. He was a Texas native. He was survived by a sister in Los Angeles. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery with arrangements by Mark B. Shaw Co.

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WHITMORE, Charles A.
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: Charles A. "Chuck" Whitmore, 63, died April 16, 1975 in Pasadena. He was born in Ambridge, PA to Jesse C. and Mary Martha McChesney Whitmore. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Hickerson of Alliance, OH and Edna Martin of Plant City, FL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna M. Schmitt; and a brother, Wilmer F. Whitmore. Services were held in Pasadena.

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WHITSON, Lucian
LIVINGSTON, CALIFORNIA: Lucian Hoyt Whitson, 53, died June 10, 1979 at a Modesto hospital. He was a native of Snowball, AR. He had been a California resident since 1940, and came to Livingston in 1965. He was a former professional wrestler and wrestling promoter, and also showed horses. He was a member of the California Appaloosa Association, as well as past president of the Mid-Valley Appaloosa Club. Survivors include his wife, Valerie Whitson; a son, Bobbi; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitson; six sisters; and six brothers. Cremation arrangements were handled by Norton Mortuary.

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WIANT, Rose
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Rose Molly Wiant died January 11, 2008. She was born November 10, 1924. She was a member of Hidden Valley Christian Church. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, George Wilbert Wiant; two sons, Jack Allen Wiant and Kenneth James Wiant; two brothers, Eugene Burch and Zed D. Burch; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Oak Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Alhiser-Comer Mortuary.

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WILEY, Cipriana
LODI, CALIFORNIA: Cipriana Wiley, 76, died December 13, 2010. She was born in Costa Rica on September 26, 1934. She had been living in the Lodi area for 28 years, and enjoyed traveling and gardening. Survivors include her husband, Jack Wiley of Lodi; a daughter, Ileana Bonilla Valles of Costa Rica; and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Bernice
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA: Bernice Ann Williams died December 24, 1969. She was the wife of Daniel E.; the mother of Sandra Lee Johnston; and the sister of Henry C., Raymond and Charles C. Ahrens, Mrs. Bertha Dollman, Mrs. Pearl Moeller, and Mrs. Pauline Beckman. She had 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Church of Our Fathers at Forest Lawn-Cypress. Arrangements were handled by Forest Lawn Mortuary.

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WILLIAMS, Lois
TAFT, CALIFORNIA: Lois June Williams, 79, died January 30, 2010. She was born September 25, 1930 to Alma and Robert Scott. She is survived by her husband, Everett R. Williams; a daughter and son-in-law, Cylinda and Ron Mathews of Temecula; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lorna Williams of Bakersfield; 4 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Norman, Dickie, and Donald Scott. Arrangements were entrusted to Erickson and Brown Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Hazel
OLIVEHURST, CALIFORNIA: Hazel Louise Wilson, 89, died August 30, 2011 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1922 in Wetumka, OK. She had been an Olivehurst resident since 1952. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God and the 700 Club. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. Survivors include two sons, James T. Wilson, Sr. and John Wilson, Sr.; two daughters, Linda Wilson and Judy (Walter) Dech; three brothers, Carson Smith, Jack Smith, and Paul Smith; 6 grandchildren; and her caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie "Jiggs" Wilson; a brother, George Sheppard; and a sister, Aline Davis. Interment was at Sierra View Memorial Park under the direction of Sierra View Mortuary.

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WINELAND, Dewey
WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA: Dewey J. Wineland, 85, died June 5, 1996. He was a former resident of Toledo, OH. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Wineland; two daughters, Patricia and Joyce; a son, Jack E.; two brothers, Jack E. and Richard; and two sisters, Mary K. Petersen and Helen Brown. Arrangements were handled by Pete's Family Funeral Home.

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WINTER, Clara
SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA: Funeral services for Clara Winter, 35, were held September 9, 1922. She was a Sausalito native. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Machado; the mother of Annie, Irene and Violet Winter; and the sister of Margaret Schafer, Leah Nettro, Ethel McNear, Rita Chase, Anna Flores, Lucy Wenslaff, and John, Manuel, Frank, Harry and Joseph Machado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Winter. Services were held at Christ Church. Interment was at Fernwood Cemetery.

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WITTMAN, Isadore
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Isadore Wittman died April 7, 1959. He was born July 31, 1903 in Darboy, WI. He worked as chief electrician at the Kalof paper mill in Port Hueneme, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former resident of Longview, WA, where he was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Wittman; a son, Andre of Oxnard; two sisters, Kate Franz and Angela Mader, both of Wisconsin; and two brothers, Mike and Joseph, both of Wisconsin. Services were held at Holy Angels Church in Darboy, WI. Interment was at Holy Angels Cemetery in Darboy. Arrangements were handled by Reardon Brothers Mortuary.

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WOENNE, Walter
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA: Walter Woenne died January 7, 1965. He was the brother of Mrs. Lloyd W. Aubry; and the uncle of Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr. He attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Youth Guidance Center Auxiliary. Cremation arrangements were handled by Halsted and Company Funeral Directors.

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WOO, Eddie
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Eddie Gin Woo died October 18, 2006. He was born February 3, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, May Woo; his children, Cynthia Wong (Ken), Esther Wong (Tommy), and Gordon Woo (Kathleen); his grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Green Street Mortuary.

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WOOD, Leotice
ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Leotice Wood, 80, died November 19, 2006 at his home. He was born December 10, 1925. He was a heavy equipment operator for 50 years, and was an equipment operator on the Alaska Pipeline for 10 years. He was a native of Okemah, OK, and had lived in Angels Camp for 40 years. He attended the Church of Christ in Angels Camp, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Andreas. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruth Wood; two sons, Jimmie Wood of Angels Camp, and Leotice Wood of Escalon; a sister, Rosa Nall of Gold River; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of Christ. Interment was at Park View Cemetery in French Camp.

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WOOD, Patricia
KERMAN, CALIFORNIA: Patricia Blake Wood, 14, died July 10, 1958. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Wood. She was survived by her parents, and a grandmother, Mrs. J.J. Wood. Arrangements were handled by Griggs Funeral Home.

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WULF, Jeanne
BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA: Jeanne Cecile Wulf died April 20, 2003. She was born October 13, 1925 in St. Louis, MO. She was a graduate of St. Louis University, and had studied physical therapy. She attended Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, and enjoyed knitting, tennis and dancing. She was a Burlingame resident for over 45 years. Survivors include her children, Joan of San Francisco, Janice of Redwood City, John of Belmont, and Julie of New York, NY; her mother, Ruth Bruns of St. Louis; 8 grandchildren; and her companion of over 15 years, Dick Lemberg of Foster City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; and a son, Jim. Services were held at Our Lady of Angels Church. Interment was at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo with arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray and Co. Funeral Home.

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YEE, Caroline
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: Caroline L. Yee, 77, died August 31, 2001. She was born October 23, 1923. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Shuck K. Yee; two daughters, Jennifer (Chuck) Wong, and Donna Fong; two sons, Ronald Yee, and Victor (Kelly) Yee; two brothers, Eugene Lee and Shui Hung Lee; her grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Chapel of the Chimes. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.

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YENAWINE, Mary
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA: Mary A. Yenawine, 89, died October 17, 1967 in Stockton. She was a native of Gatesville, TX. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years, and attended the First Methodist Church of Lodi. Survivors include a daughter, Edith Beeson of Springfield, OR; a niece, Bertha Snelling of Stockton; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

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YOUKANA, Mikel
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA: Mikel Youel Youkana, 66, died May 13, 1989. He was born December 22, 1922, and was a native of Iraq. He had been a Modesto resident since 1974. He was a retired oil refinery supervisor, and attended the Assyrian Church of the East. He is survived by his wife, Christina Youkana; seven children, Younia Shinko, Francis Youkana, Julie Youkana, Janet Youkana, John Youel, Maria Sarkis, and Johnson Youkana; and 10 grandchildren. Interment was at Turlock Memorial Park.

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YOUNG, J.W.
CHOWCHILLA, CALIFORNIA: J.W. Young, 46, died February 9, 1979. He was born in Spiro, OK. He worked for Anderson-Clayton Cotton Company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Young; three daughters, Kim Young, Kelly Young, and Mrs. Paulie Fox; two sons, Terry and J.D.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Young; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Camarillo; and a grandchild. Services were held at Worden Funeral Chapel. Burial was at the Chowchilla District Cemetery.

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ZACHER, Frederick
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: Frederick Zacher, 87, died June 11, 1946. He was born in 1860 in New York. He had worked for the Berkeley Park Department. He was survived by his wife, Effie Zacher; two sons, Warren Zacher of San Francisco and Vernon Zacher of Ventura; a brother, Edward Zacher of Berkeley; and a sister, Mrs. Tena Wood. Services were conducted by Edward E. Niehaus Funeral Directors. Note: Interment may be at Sunset View Cemetery.

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ZAVALA, Juvencio
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA: Juvencio F. Zavala was born January 3, 1905 to Marcino and Eugenia Fierro Zavala. Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Frank) Conte of Grass Valley, and Josephine (Ray) of San Bernardino; four sons, Juvencio Victor of Fontana, Frank (Connie) of Las Vegas, Amado (Jovita) of San Bernardino, and Arnold (Stella) of Colton; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ignacia Zavala; two sisters, Anita Batrez and Maria Herrandez; a brother, Rafael; and a great-grandson, Victor Ryan Jasso. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park under the direction of Ingold Funeral Chapel.

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ZEITZ, Doshie
HEMET, CALIFORNIA: Doshie T. Zeitz, 78, died May 10, 1993 in Hemet. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Zeitz and Bonnie Zeitz; a son, Keith Zeitz; five sisters, Essie Golightly, Oray M. Mims, Oshie Clay, Myrtle Birge, and Bessie Jones; and three brothers, Grady Tharp, Willis Tharp, and O'Neal Tharp. Interment was at the Carmel Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Holmes County, FL with arrangements by Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, FL. Note: One record spells the last name Zietz.

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ZOSEL, Dorothy
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA: Dorothy Berger Zosel, 94, died November 21, 2008. She was born January 5, 1914 to Beatrice and Emmett Robb. She was a native of Ohio, but lived in Fontana since 1961. She and her husband, John Earl Berger, ran an A&W Root Beer shop for over 20 years. Following her husband's death, she married Earle Zosel. She was a member of the Fontana Business and Professional Woman's Club, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the Fontana Women's Club, AARP, the Red Hat Society, Women of the Moose, the Emblem Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a YWCA board member, and attended Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by a nephew, Harry Butler. She was preceded in death by a husband, John Earl Berger. Interment was at Green Acres Memorial Park.

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