Marie Benisek

Nov. 25, 1937 — Aug. 27, 2014 Marie Benisek passed away at the UC Davis Medical Center on the morning of Aug. 27, 2014, surrounded by her husband, Bill Benisek; her daughter, Lisa Kelsey; her son, Eric Benisek; and her son-in-law, John Kelsey. Her passing followed a three-month illness. Marie was born on Nov. 25, […]

Clare Suzanne Wiley

Oct. 10, 1980 — Aug. 1, 2014 Our beloved Clare passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, after an 11-year battle with cancer at home surrounded by family. Clare graduated from UC Davis where she met her husband David, then became a high school biomed teacher at River City High School in Sacramento. She is survived […]

Death Notice: Marjorie Ann Liebert

Marjorie Ann Liebert, 83, died Tuesday morning, Sept.2, 2014 in Palo Alto. She received her master’s degree in special education from Sacramento State University and her teaching credentials from UC Davis, after which she spent 15 years teaching special education and advocating for special-needs children. A celebration of her life will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Gay Havens-Monteagle Powers

March 19, 1946 — Aug. 13, 2014 Gay Havens-Monteagle Powers, 68, died, following a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Aug. 13, 2014, in Davis. An artist in every sense of the word, Gay painted and showed her work until her last days. Gay will be remembered for her outgoing personality, zany passion for […]

Marie Benisek

Nov. 25, 1937 — Aug. 27, 2014 Marie Benisek passed away at the UC Davis Medical Center on the morning of Aug. 27, 2014, surrounded by her husband, Bill Benisek; her daughter, Lisa Kelsey; her son, Eric Benisek; and her son-in-law, John Kelsey. Her passing followed a three-month illness. Marie was born on Nov. 25, […]

Herb L. Bales

Nov. 25, 1928 – Aug. 23, 2014 Herb L. Bales, “H.L.,” died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his Davis home with his family by his side. He was born on Nov. 25, 1928, in Huron, S.D., to O.E. and Mina Bales. From a very young age, Herb was a successful and dedicated businessman. After […]

Mary Alice DeVay

Aug. 5, 1924 – Sept. 1, 2014 Aug. 5, 1924 — Sept. 1, 2014 Mary Alice DeVay (maiden name Bambach) passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 1, 2014, in Davis, just a few weeks after her 90th birthday. She was the beloved wife of James E. DeVay for close […]

Death notice: Dennis A. Edgerley

Dennis A. Edgerley died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Davis, at the age of 66 from pancreatic cancer. He worked as an environmental chemist in Sacramento, until his retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Dennis’s name: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/DAEdgerley.

Maureen J. Rathfon

June 5, 1937 – Aug. 29, 2014 Maureen Julia Rathfon was born June 5, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., to Violet Hendricks Moylan and John Joseph Moylan. She attended Holy Name Catholic Grade and High School, followed by Creighton University College of Nursing (class of 1958). Maureen soon moved to California with college friends and practiced […]

Marilyn Jeanne Van Heuit Brooks

May 28, 1931 – Aug. 15, 2014   Marilyn Jeanne Van Heuit Brooks — beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many — passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 15, 2014, after a long confrontation with cancer. Marilyn was born in Oakland on May 28, 1931, to Carl and Ella Van Heuit […]

Wanda P. Daley

June 13, 1924 — July 6, 2014 Wanda P. Daley, 90, of Davis, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 6, 2014, following a brief battle with esophageal cancer. She was born on June 13, 1924, in Jersey City, New Jersey, and lived in New York with her mother Jozefa and brother Pete until moving […]

Margarita Elizondo

d. Aug. 27, 2014 Margarita Elizondo, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 89. Her five sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive her. Margarita came to Davis in 1974, preceding the acceptance of four of her children to UC Davis. She was the first […]

Elaine Dracia Greenberg

July 15, 1939 — Aug. 15, 2014 Elaine was born and raised in Los Angeles and came to Davis as a freshman to study biochemistry. After graduation, she worked briefly as a biochemist in the Bay Area before returning to work at UC Davis. She co-authored many scientific publications between 1963 and 1986. During this time […]

Margarita Elizondo

Margarita Elizondo died Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 89. She came to Davis in 1974 and worked at UC Davis, where she retired more than 20 years ago. Her five sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive her. Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at St. James Catholic […]