Charles ‘Bill’ Lovitt

Charles William “Bill” Lovitt, retired professor of philosophy, died March 15, 2011, at his home in Davis. He was 82 years old. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 515 Second St. in Woodland. Interment at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road […]

Norman E. Wanek

Feb. 28, 1923- March 15, 2011 Norman E. Wanek passed away in his sleep on March 15, 2011, at his Danville home of 51 years. Norm is survived by his devoted daughter, Maria Sargent of Davis; beloved grandsons, Kent and Kevin Sargent of Davis; brother Bernie Wanek of Burbank; and sister Mary Hall (Don) of Fallbrook. […]

Anita Marie Casson

Jan. 10, 1915 – March 13, 2011 Marie passed away at age 96 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Gail Casson of Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Joseph Casson; daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Loretta Ann Casson; and grandson, Timothy Edwin Casson. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lynn Annen and husband […]

Stephen Andrew Chastain

Oct. 25, 1962 – March 10, 2011 Courage, character, inspirational and a loving Christian nature are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Steve and the amazing life he led. Steve was a giant of a man not only in stature, but also in heart. From his early years growing […]

Dorothea Jane Hubble

Dorothea “Dottie” Jane Hubble, a resident of Sierra Health in Davis, died March 18, 2011. She was born on March 30, 1922, in Denver. A memorial service to celebrate her life is planned at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Wiscombe Funeral  Chapel, 116 D St., Davis.

Jim Saum

A memorial service for Jim Saum will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. A professor of counselor education at Sacramento State for 36 years, he died on Jan. 27, 2011, at the age of 89.

Melvin N. Dahl

Feb. 26, 1914 – March 12, 2011 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on March 12, 2011. Melvin N. Dahl was born in Huff, N.D., on Feb. 26, 1914, of parents who had immigrated from Norway and raised nine children. Melvin married Jeanne Louise McGinnis on April 14, 1935, and together they […]

Bonnie B. James

Sept. 12, 1958 – March 10, 2011 Bonnie Barnum James of Oak Harbor, Wash., died on Thursday, March 10, 2011, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Bonnie was born to Don and Judy Barnum on Sept. 12, 1958, in Santa Monica. She resided in Davis for most of her life, where […]

Melvin N. Dahl

A service for Melvin N. Dahl, who died March 12, 2011, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St. in Woodland. Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Huff, N.D., he was 97 years old. He enjoyed a 30-year career with Gamble Skogmo Inc., for whom he managed […]

Iris Mary Matthews

Iris Mary Matthews (nee Sheppard), a retired dressmaker and tailor born in 1941, died suddenly at home on March 8, 2011. She and her husband, Harry Matthews, were longtime Davis residents while he was on the UC Davis faculty. The funeral took place on March 12 in New Zealand, followed by cremation. For information, contact

Marion Miller

Marion Miller, a UC Davis expert in men’s reproductive health, died Feb. 25, 2011. “She faced the pancreatic cancer that took her life with great courage and determination,” her family said. She was 55. “Marion Miller possessed all the very best qualities of a university professor — motivational, quick-witted, helpful, inspirational and approachable,” said one […]

Stephen A. Chastain

A service for Stephen Andrew Chastain, who died March 10, 2011, will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road. A reception will follow. Born Oct. 25, 1962, in Davis, he was 48 years old.

Bette M. Wallace

d. March 1, 2011 Bette M. Wallace of Davis passed away on March 1, 2011. She was 88 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Delbert Wallace. Bette is survived by sons Kim (Sandy), John (Carol) and Randy (Meg). She was a devoted grandmother to Darcie, Colin, Katie and […]

Marion Miller

UC Davis professor Marion Miller, who won an Outstanding Mentor of the Year award in 2002, died on Feb. 25 at age 55. A UCD campus memorial service will take place at the UCD Conference Center on April 11 starting at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Donations can be made to a memorial […]