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Ethelda N. Sassenrath

Feb. 21, 1921 – Nov. 22, 2011 After suffering a recent stroke, Ethelda Norberg Sassenrath died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family. Ethel was born in Dubuque, Iowa, attended Dubuque University and received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University. She settled in Davis in 1964 and raised a family while simultaneously making significant […]

Frances E. Mara

Dec. 4, 1927 – Nov. 7, 2011 Frances “Fran” Edna Mara of Davis passed away on Nov. 7, 2011. She was born to Lydia and Hubert Fruehauf on Dec. 4, 1927, in Napa. Fran graduated from Napa High School in 1946 and received a B.A. in Spanish literature from the University of New Mexico in […]

Cindy S. Hartley

Cindy Sue Hartley, 49, of Davis, died Nov. 20, 2011. She was born May 9, 1962, in San Diego to Barbara and Larry Hartley, and had been an area resident for the past 37 years. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in downtown Davis. Interment […]

Katherine Fox

Katherine Fox, age 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. She is survived by her loving partner and devoted wife, Stefanie Oppenheim, and her brother, Louis Fox. She was Aunt Kat to Ariel Fox, Cole Fox and Chandler Fox. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Bass Fox, father, Bernard Fox […]

Sandy Shontz Brownfield

Nov. 8, 1945 — Nov. 18, 2011 Sandy Shontz Brownfield passed away on Nov. 18, 2011, after a long illness. Born Nov. 8, 1945, in Everett, Wash., to Capt. Howard B. Shontz and 2nd Lt. Luree B. Shontz, while Howard was still overseas during the war, Sandy accompanied her mother Luree to Davis where she spent her youth. […]

Walter L. Dunkley

Feb. 15, 1918 – Nov. 11, 2011 Walter Lewis Dunkley, 93, died Nov. 11, 2011, in Pleasanton, surrounded by his family. Walt was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Olds, Alberta, Canada. He will be fondly remembered by his family, Dave and Cheryl Dunkley of Weatherford, Texas; Art and Tuny Dunkley of Pleasanton; and Ken Dunkley […]

Judith M. Gefter

April 4, 1922 — Nov. 20, 2011 Judith Michelman Gefter, an artist and accomplished photojournalist, died Nov. 20, 2011, surrounded by family at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was 89. Judith was born on April 4, 1922, in Gloversville, N.Y., the first-generation daughter of Lena Alperin and Harry Michelman, who emigrated to the […]

Diana Calafati

Oct. 22, 1929— Nov. 8, 2011 Diana Calafati, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on Nov. 8, 2011, in Roseville, surrounded by family after struggling with cancer for several years. She was 82. A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Diana graduated with honors from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was inspired by her professor Joseph […]

Alwina A. Wyniarczuk

Alwina Allert Wyniarczuk Dec. 5, 1929 — Nov. 8, 2011 Alwina Allert Wyniarczuk, age 81, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2011, at a local hospital surrounded by several of her children. On a bright sunny day, Dec. 5, 1929, a beautiful baby girl was born in Ukraine to Johann and Anna Allert, the youngest […]

Douglas A. Schnathorst

Douglas Alan Schnathorst March 31, 1961 — Nov. 6, 2011 Douglas “Doug” Alan Schnathorst passed away in his sleep at home in Guinda from an extended illness. He was 50. Doug lived in Davis and other parts of Yolo County most of his life. He graduated from Davis High School and then enrolled in classes […]

William Hans Rickers

William Hans Rickers, died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Woodland. Born on Dec. 20, 1950, he grew up in San Jose and was a graduate of UC Davis. He married Hanne Carstens of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. He worked for the Yolo County Office of Education for 25 years, most recently as a teacher at the […]

Arnold ‘Ben’ Barrow

Arnold Bennett “Ben” Barrow passed away Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Woodland at the age of 91. He was a long time resident of Woodland, having moved there in 1949. Ben started out his young career as a steel purchaser for Byron Jackson Pump Co. in Los Angeles but put that on hold […]

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 […]

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