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Dorothy “Pidge” Roberson

Dorothy “Pidge” Roberson Dec. 7, 1924 to June 28, 2011 Our beloved Mother, Grandma, and GGma passed away at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. The loving and beloved wife and soul mate of the late Bob Roberson, Pidge inspired us by her love and devotion to Bob and her four […]

David F. Roddan

May 11, 1950 — June 21, 2011 David F. Roddan died June 21, 2011. He was born May 11, 1950, and graduated from Davis High School in 1968. The following was written by his wife, Pauline R. Roddan: I know very little of Dave’s younger years, having met him when we were both in our […]

Linda Ruth Dean

Dec. 10, 1941 — June 28, 2011 Linda Ruth Dean passed away suddenly on June 28, 2011. Born Dec. 10, 1941, in Dallas, she was the only child of James and Cleone Green. She grew up in the Dallas area and graduated as the co-valedictorian of South Oak Cliff High School Class of ‘59. She was a […]

Betty Jean Brooks

April 12, 1928 — June 26, 2011 Betty Jean Brooks passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011. She was born on April 12, 1928, in Hope, Ark., the daughter of Reuben Edward Lewis and Leta Lou Lewis. In 1963, she and her husband Bruce founded Capitol Oil Corporation. Moving to El Macero in 1973, they were the seventh and […]

Linda Ruth Dean

Linda Ruth Dean of Davis died recently in Roseville. She was 69. Born Dec. 10, 1941, in Dallas to James and Cleon Green, she was a Davis area resident for 11 years. A time of visitation is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis. […]

Sharon G. Beavers

Sharon G. Beavers died June 19, 2011, in Davis, at the age of 68. Born in Taft, she moved many times in her early life. She became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and served in the public ministry in Missoula, Mont., for 10 years. She married there and raised two sons. She moved to Davis in […]

Jerome Rosen

July 23, 1921 — June 20, 2011 Jerome William Rosen, founding member of the Department of Music at UC Davis, died peacefully in Davis on June 20 after a long illness. He was a member of the faculty of the University of California between his appointment in 1952 and his retirement in 1988 and remained […]

Martin Robert

March 20, 1953 — May 11, 2011 Martin Robert died May 11, 2011 in the Idaho Regional Hospital, of Idaho Falls. Ten days prior, he had been diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. He was born in Hokkaido, Japan, brought to the U.S. and adopted into the loving family of J. Paul and Helen Robert of Davis. […]

Mary Louise Finnin

Aug. 2, 1921 — June 11, 2011 Mary Louise Finnin died peacefully at the age of 89. She was born in Braddock, Pa., to John T. Finnin and Florence Kennedy Finnin. She had an older brother John “Jack” K. Finnin. Both Mary and Jack graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh in business administration. […]

Paul Speck

Paul Speck died of ALS on May 16, 2011. He was 65. A celebration of life will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St., Davis. All ages are invited.

Jeanne Sachiko Akiyoshi

April 19, 1954 — June 8, 2011 Jeanne Sachiko Akiyoshi passed away at her home in Davis on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Born in Berkeley on April 19, 1954, she lived more than 54 years of her life as a Davis resident. She found great fun and new friends by learning the ever-challenging coordination and […]

Linda Taggard

Dec. 31, 1942 — June 3, 2011 Linda Taggard passed away peacefully at home in Davis on June 3, 2011, with her loving family by her side. She was 68 years old. Born Dec. 31, 1942, in Fresno to Whitey and Ivy Ipsen, she attended Clovis High School and went on to Fresno State University […]

Helen B. Rowe

Jan. 2, 1913 – June 1, 2011 Helen B. Rowe passed away peacefully on June 1, 2011, at the age of 98. Helen lived in Davis for more than 85 years. She married her high school sweetheart, James Gray Rowe Jr., and they were happily married for more than 58 years. Helen worked for the […]

Pattison Fulton

Pat Fulton died in his Baltimore home on May 10, 2011, after a brief and fierce battle with cancer. Born in Cincinnati to James Murdoch Fulton and Anne O’Connor Fulton on April 16, 1944, he grew up in Stuyvesant Town, New York City and Mendham, N.J. After graduating from Yale University in 1968, he went […]

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