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Mildred Smith Hays

March 15, 1920 — March 31, 2011 Mildred Hays of Davis passed away on March 31, 2011, shortly after her 91st birthday. Mildred’s many friends at Covell Gardens in Davis, where she lived for the last three years of her life, will remember her for her optimistic spirit and engaging personality. Prior to moving to Davis […]

Louise White McNary

Longtime Woodland resident Louise White McNary passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. Born in Fresno to William A. and Pearl Hays White, she grew up in Berkeley, where she began a lifetime of playing the cello and piano, participating in youth symphonies in the Bay Area. At UC Berkeley […]

Mary Gray

1918-2011 Mary Agnes Oliver Gray passed from this life into the sureness and hope of resurrection to eternal life on April 6, 2011. She was a native of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, one of five children born to Agnes and George Oliver. She, her husband David and their three children moved to Davis in 1952. She […]

Marion Miller

UC Davis Professor and Outstanding Mentor Marion Miller died February 25, 2011, at age 55. A UCD campus memorial service will be held at the UCD Conference Center at 2 p.m. April 11, with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a memorial endowment that is being set up […]

Lois G. Whiting

Lois G. Whiting, 89, left us on Saturday, April 2, 2011, while surrounded by her family. Lois had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for many years, but was always a sunny, loving and happy person; her positive outlook was infectious. She was born August 23, 1921, in Minot, N.D., to Mable and Fred Galle. Lois […]

Bethea Grace Mitchell

Bethea Grace Mitchell, age 87, was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 3, 1923. She passed away peacefully on April 1, 2011 at the St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. She resided in Davis for 54 years with her husband of 62 years, F. Gordon Mitchell, who she met at a dance in Sacramento. Bea […]

Lee Jing Chen

April 1, 1939 — April 1, 2011 Lee Jing Chen, 72, of El Macero, passed away at home Friday, April 1, 2011. He had been an area resident for 42 years. Lee was born April 1, 1939, in Taiwan to I-Wah Lee and Hwa-Si Chen. He was a researcher and professor. Lee enjoyed teaching and […]

Marion Miller

A celebration of life campus memorial service for Professor Marion Miller is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at the UC Davis Conference Center. A reception will immediately follow the service. Miller served as a professor in the UCD department of environmental toxicology and the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group for more than 25 years. She […]

Pauline Murray

June 22, 1932 — March 30, 2011 Pauline Cecilia Murray passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Woodland. She was born June 22, 1932 in Powell River, B.C., and moved with her family to Dixon in 1943. Pauline might best be known for her love for St. Peter’s Catholic Church, where she has been a […]

George Duwel

November 9, 1923 — March 23, 2011 George Duwel, a Davis resident for the past 14 years, passed away Wednesday, March 23, following a brief illness. He was born and raised in Park Ridge, Ill. Mr. Duwel enjoyed a lifelong love of the sea. He first learned to sail on Lake Michigan while he attended […]

Talented actress, DHS grad dies after three-story fall

SAN FRANCISCO — Summer Serafin, a versatile actress, longtime survivor of Type 1 diabetes and Davis High School graduate, died March 18 at San Francisco General Hospital after a 10-day struggle for survival after an accidental fall from a fire escape. She was 31. Serafin, who was appearing in a leading role in “On the […]

J. Daniel McBride

J. Daniel McBride died on March 12, 2011. Born May 5, 1950, in Santa Barbara to Jim and Alice McBride, he graduated from Highlands High School in Sacramento and attended American River College and Sacramento City College. He is Survived by his life partner Dolores Rugama, brother Mike McBride and his wife Cathy, and sister Megan Starr […]

Frank G. Pearce

Sept. 17, 1918 – March 27, 2011 Frank G. Pearce passed away on March 27, 2011, at the age of 92. Frank was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sept. 17, 1918. He attended Rose Hulman for undergraduate work and received his doctorate from MIT. Frank worked as a chemical engineer and information systems executive […]

James I. Stewart

Dr. James Ian Stewart died March 29, 2011. Born Jan. 9, 1928, he was 83 years old. He had been a Davis resident for more than 40 years. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis.

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