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Death notice: Verdis E. Upton

Verdis Emmett Upton died May 27, 2012, at his home in West Sacramento. Born July 21, 1932, he was 79 years old. He lived most of his adult life in Yolo County, and sold apple juice for the past 18 years at the Davis Farmers Market. A retired lab animal technician, he worked at UC Davis […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Lavena Louise Banta

Dec. 6, 1930 — May 27, 2012 Lavena Louise Banta passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2012, due to a lengthy illness. She was 81 years old. She was born in the farming community of Bartlett, Texas, on Dec. 6, 1930. She and her husband, Hilton Banta, moved to Sacramento in 1955, where they […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Rafael C. Fuentes

Oct. 24, 1924 – May 29, 2012 Rafael C. Fuentes, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and mentor, left this world on May 29, 2012, at the age of 87 at his home in Woodland. Rafael was born on Oct. 24, 1924, in Valle De Santiago, Guanajuato Mexico. In 1940 at the age of 16 he made […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

McNaughton family patriarch dies at 89

Dean McNaughton, the patriarch of the McNaughton family who acquired the family’s newspaper holdings in California — including The Davis Enterprise — died peacefully June 3, 2012, with his family by his side. He was 89 years old. Dean was born in Bicknell, Ind., on March 6, 1923. He attended high school in Pekin, Ill., […]

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Kelly E. Carll

Dec. 11, 1970 – May 22, 2012 Kelly Elizabeth Carll, born Dec. 11, 1970, passed peacefully on May 22, 2012, after a courageous two year battle with multiple myeloma and related complications. Kelly was the beloved middle daughter of Wade and Kathleen Carll of Incline Village, Nev. She had two sisters and best friends: Erin […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Carolyn S. Simmons

July 15, 1934 – May 30, 2012 Carolyn Sue Simmons died May 30, 2012. Born July 15, 1934, in Alameda, she was 77 years old. She moved from Oakland to Davis with her family when she was 16 years old. She was an administrative assistant with the UC Davis geography department for 21 years. She […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Crane

d. May 25, 2012 At her request, no service will be held for Elizabeth “Betty” Crane, a longtime resident of Davis and El Macero, who died May 25, 2012, at the University Retirement Community. She moved to URC in 2000. Mrs. Crane was born in 1913 and educated in Maryland. Before coming to Davis in […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Peter S. Dietrich

March 4, 1957 – May 25, 2012 Peter Scott Dietrich was a passionate man who lived each day to the fullest. He loved family, home and community; friends old and new; work, colleagues and patients; holiday celebrations, fireworks and recreational sports such as golf, badminton, ping pong, pool volleyball, shuffleboard, croquet and bocce. Each day was […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Holly H. Keener

Feb. 20, 1925 – May 18, 2012 Holly Hoon Keener died May 18, 2012. Born Feb. 20, 1925, she was 87 years old. She retired from Davis Joint Unified School District as the counseling secretary at Emerson Junior High School and prior to that was a secretary at the Davis Community Church and in the […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Holly H. Keener

Holly Hoon Keener died May 18, 2012. Born Feb. 20, 1925, she was 87 years old. She retired from the Davis Joint Unified School District as a counseling secretary at Emerson Junior High School. Prior to that, she worked as a secretary at Davis Community Church and at the UC Davis pomology department. She volunteered […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Roy Sachs

April 1, 1930 — May 23, 2012 Roy Sachs died on the morning of May 23, 2012, at his home in Davis. Roy was born in New York, the son of Harry and Bea Sachs. He spent the early years of his life living in the Bronx, before the family moved to Baltimore. Roy graduated […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Eleanor Mackey

Aug. 27, 1928 — May 22, 2012 Eleanor Mackey, 83, of Vacaville died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, of pneumonia after a decade-long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eleanor was born on August 27, 1928, in Visalia to the late Harold and Margaret Buchter. She was reared in Watsonville, where she graduated from high school in 1946. She […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Margaret Fitzmorris

Family and friends of Margaret Fitzmorris, who died Feb. 14, 2012, are invited to join in a celebration of her life from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Fellowship Hall of Davis Community Church, 412 C St. An open mic will be available to share remembrances. Please bring a dessert to share if you […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Nora Pontillo

Nora “Peach” Pontillo, 89, died May 12, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. Burial will be private.

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