Benjamin Boyce Davis, Ph.D.

Oct. 10, 1976 – July 29, 2014 Dr. Benjamin Boyce Davis passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after living nearly six years with ALS and autoimmune neuropathy. He leaves behind his wife Madokah Itoh; two children; his parents, Drs. Bill and Wendy Davis; three brothers; and many well-loved family and friends. He gifts the world […]

Dolores Fairchild

July 5, 1936 — July 12, 2014 Dolores Fairchild died peacefully at her residence on July 12, 2014. She was 78. Born on July 5, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., she relocated to Southern California with parents Truman and Mina Fairchild (both decreased). She graduated from Our Lady of Loreto High School in Los Angeles […]

Don Fife

    August 15, 1932 – July 15, 2014 Don Fife, a 12-year resident of Davis, passed away July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, after a long illness. His last days were supported by Sutter Hospice and spent among family, friends, and his cat, Bonnie.  Don was born August 15, 1932 in Cedar City, Utah to Lucille […]

Nancy Jane Fife

  June 26, 1930 — July 14, 2014 On July 14, 2014, in Sacramento, Nancy Jane Fife succumbed to cancer after many years battling health issues. She was a 12-year resident of Davis. Her last days were supported by Sutter Hospice and spent among family, friends and her cat, Boomer. After 58 years of marriage, […]

Clara Meyerhoff

June 27, 1916 — July 27, 2014 Clara Meyerhoff (nee Janzow) was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, and a faithful servant of God. Born and raised in St. Ansgar, Iowa, along with her six siblings, Clara lived through a period of vast social and technological transformation and liked telling […]

Patricia Eileen Hershberger

Sept. 29, 1929 — July 27, 2014 Patricia Hershberger, longtime resident of Davis, passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, July 27, after a surprisingly brief period of illness. She was the best friend, wife and partner for life of John Hershberger. Patricia was the beloved mother of Margien (son-in-law Adrian Tolson) of New Canaan, […]

Richard ‘Dick’ Robenalt

Dec. 7, 1926 – July 20, 2014 Richard C. ‘Dick’ Robenalt died of multiple health problems after a 2½-year decline. He was born in Lima, Ohio, in the midst of the Great Depression to Carson Buchanan Robenalt and Esther Elizabeth Schnell Robenalt, the oldest of four brothers. He credited his mother for the practical life […]

John Vernon McLane Wayland

July 29, 1944 – July 3, 2014 John Vernon McLane Wayland passed away on July 3, 2014, at the age of 69. He was born in San Francisco on July 29, 1944, to Celia Adelaide and Vernon Clair McLane. John has resided in Davis since 1970. John graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San […]

Calvin D. Rourke

April 28, 1925 – July 17, 2014 Cmdr. Calvin D. Rourke USNR (Ret.), a lifetime resident of Davis, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014. Calvin was a Naval pilot and WWII veteran. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Franchi and Sandra McRae, son David Rourke, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services […]

Carlton Hope Meister

March 3, 1920 - July 8, 2014 Carlton Hope Meister died July 8, 2014 at the age of 94. He was born March 3, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before spending most of his life in law enforcement. He was a police lieutenant for the Santa Rosa Police Department from […]

Jonathan Eric Hollander

July 26, 1974 — July 23, 2014 Our beloved Jonathan died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Portland, Ore., from complications of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jonathan attended Holmes Junior High and graduated from Davis High School in 1992. He joined the Navy and traveled extensively throughout the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vincent. […]

Mary Lita Bowen

d. July 12, 2014 Mary Lita Bowen passed away in Roseville at the age of 81 on July 12, 2014, after a brief illness. She left this world surrounded by family. Mary was born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico in 1933. After graduating from the American High School in Mexico City, Mary moved to California to […]

James Thomas Feather

Oct. 24, 1935 – July 19, 2014 James ‘Jim’ Thomas Feather was born on Oct. 24, 1935, to Allen and Leona Feather near Waverly, Neb. Growing up, he was active in Future Farmers of America. He attended the University of Nebraska Agriculture College in 1953 and was active in the Farmhouse Fraternity, the Innocents Society […]

Death notice: James Thomas Feather

James ‘Jim’ Thomas Feather was born on Oct. 24, 1935, to Allen and Leona Feather near Waverly, Neb. He died on July 19, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He worked for Pioneer Corn Co. in Indiana and the UC Davis agriculture department, and owned/managed three separate printing businesses in Sacramento and Davis until health problems […]