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Renee Frances Larribeau Dominguez

April 17, 1925 — Nov. 12, 2011 Renee Frances Larribeau Dominguez, a longtime resident of the Sacramento-Davis area, died Nov. 12, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. She was born April 17, 1925, to French immigrants Joseph Larribeau and Germaine Bordes on a ranch outside of McDermitt, Nev. Following her graduation from high school in Fruitland, Idaho, she […]

Marie M. Colvin

June 17, 1928 – Sept. 20, 2011 Marie McNinch Colvin died on Sept. 20, 2011, at the University Retirement Community in Davis with her daughter, Sally, by her side. She was born Marie Catherine McNinch to Arthur Evril McNinch and Tressa Brooks McNinch in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 17, 1928. Marie attended public schools in […]

Susan Van Haven Newman

Susan Newman, 55, died in Woodland on Nov. 2, 2011. Susan was born was in Seattle and moved with her family to Davis in 1962. She attended school in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1974. She moved to Woodland in 1984. Susan was a dispensing optician and worked for many area doctors […]

Death notice: David Hogan Markham

David Hogan Markham, Ph.D., of Brooks, died Nov. 3, 2011, in San Francisco. He was 74. Born in 1936 in Stigler, Okla., he moved to Northern California in the 1960s. Markham taught at San Jose State, worked on the space shuttle with MITRE and traveled for the World Bank. He had a lifelong passion for music, […]

Donald Allbee

Dec. 7, 1935 — Oct. 29, 2011 Donald Allbee began living life to its fullest in Bassett, Neb., on Dec. 7, 1935, and passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. He was generous to a fault and ornery to a fault and those who loved him wouldn’t have it any other way. He had a lifetime […]

Delphine Hall Jacobson

Delphine Hall Jacobson of Davis died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home. She was 79. Born Dec. 27, 1931, to Katherine and Frederic Hall, she has been an area resident since 1959. Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1430 J St. in Sacramento. Interment will follow […]

Kristin Akin

Dec. 2, 1959—Sept. 11, 2011 Kristin Akin of Woodland died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at the age of 51, following a courageous seven-month battle against ovarian and uterine cancer. She was born Kristin Loveland Armstrong on Dec. 2, 1959, in Palo Alto, to Robert and Patricia Armstrong. Kristin is survived by her husband Richard L. […]

Eleanor Rasala Payne

Nov. 28, 1920 — Sept. 12, 2011 Eleanor Rasala Payne passed away peacefully at her home in Davis on Sept. 12, 2011, with her daughter Susan by her side. A Davis resident since 1963, Eleanor was born Nov. 28, 1920, and raised in Chicago. She was born to two Polish immigrants, Martin J. Rasala and Anna Czosneka Rasala, […]

Karl William Hanson

April 17, 1954— Oct. 7, 2011 Karl William Hanson passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. He was born in Staten Island, and lived in Buffalo and Depew, N.Y. before moving to California. He was an inquisitive, sincere and generous man and his bright smile and cheerful nature will […]

Joy E. Prats

Joy Elizabeth Prats died Oct. 7, 2011. She was 30. Born Dec. 20, 1980, she was a resident of Davis and worked as an elementary school teacher in Vacaville. A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, upstairs at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

Ruby Cohn

Aug. 13, 1922 — Oct. 18, 2011 Renowned theater scholar and Samuel Beckett specialist Ruby Cohn died in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 89. Cohn was professor of comparative drama at UC Davis where, for 20 years, she was affiliated with the comparative literature, dramatic art, […]

Kurt von Meier

1934-2011 Kurt von Meier, Ph.D., professor emeritus of art history at Sacramento State University, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 15. He was 77. Kurt was born in San Francisco, spent his early years in Berkeley and then Carmel. After earning his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, a stint in the U.S. Navy and obtaining his Ph.D. at Princeton University, […]

Elisabeth B. Gray

July 22, 1922 — Oct. 19, 2011 Elisabeth Gray passed away at home Oct. 19, 2011 surrounded by her family, friends and neighbors who were loved by her and who loved her in return. At 89 years of age and throughout her life Elisabeth was always active. Many neighbors and friends would find Elisabeth tending […]

Benjamin E. Wallacker

d. Sept. 22, 2011 The loving family of Benjamin Emil Wallacker regrets to announce the end of a remarkable life. Benjamin Wallacker died at home, peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sept. 22, 2011. In his 84 years, he traveled the world, raised two daughters, brought light and much-deserved attention to the academic study of classical […]

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