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Death notice: Audrey Rasmussen

Audrey J. Rasmussen, 92, of Davis died March 21, 2014. She lived in the area for 14 years. She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Michigan to Myrtle and Gottlieb Reutter. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Paulene F.L. Bitners

d. April 6, 2014 Paulene Francis Layher Bitners, age 47, ended her battle with breast cancer on April 6, 2014. During her 18 years at North Davis Elementary, she taught third grade and kindergarten, she was beloved by parents and students alike and, during recent weeks, has received many words of comfort from former students […]

Elliot Goldstein

Elliot Goldstein, M.D., of Davis, died March 31, 2014, in Woodland. Elliot was born in New York on Dec. 29, 1934, the eldest son of Joseph and Frieda Goldstein. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1956 and his M.D. from Cornell Medical College in 1960. He […]

Robert William Matchett

Feb. 8, 1942 — March 26, 2014 Robert William “Bob” Matchett died on Saturday, March 26, 2014, in Seattle. He was born in Yuba City on Feb. 8, 1942. His parents, Laurence and Mardell Matchett, worked in the shipyards for the World War II effort in Oakland. Following the war, they established a successful business in […]

Philip Arlen Moore

Jan. 29, 1930 – March 12, 2014 On Wednesday, March 12, at 2:58 p.m. after losing his battle with cancer, Phil Moore passed away peacefully with family by his side. He was 84 years old. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean war aboard the USS Twining DD 540, receiving […]

Nuclear lab’s founding director dies

John A. Jungerman, professor emeritus of physics and founding director of the university’s Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, died March 28, 2014. He was 92. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley and Los Alamos during World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project, witnessing the first atomic bomb test, “Trinity,” at White Sands, N.M., in […]

Barry William Wilson

Aug. 20, 1931 – March 28, 2014 Barry William Wilson passed away in the late afternoon on March 28, 2014, from complications due to lung cancer. He was born on Aug. 20, 1931, to Albert and Ethyl Wilson in Brooklyn, N.Y. He spent his formative years sailing off the shores of Long Island during the […]

Barbara House Knox

July 4, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2013 Barbara Knox, a vigorous participant in the Davis community for more than half a century, died at home on Dec. 9, 2013. She was 89. Her friends will miss her willingness to hop on a bike for a visit, discuss and engage on all topics, and laugh till […]

Carolyn ‘Carol’ Jewel Cardwell

Jan. 13, 1945 – Feb. 6, 2014 Carolyn “Carol” Jewel Cardwell was born in Fresno on Jan. 13, 1945, to Marvin and Doris Georgeson. On May 21, 1983, she married Glen Edward Cardwell in Sacramento. Carol is survived by her sister, Leela Rieke; a daughter, Carissa Owens-Crain; and three sons, Micheal Jorgensen, John Rieke and […]

Richard Louis Siegler, M.D.

May 5, 1939 – March 22, 2014 Richard L. Siegler, 74, of Davis, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Richard was born and raised in Vallejo to Alfred and Loyola Siegler. His parents were lifelong educators, and his father served in the California State Assembly. Like […]

Richard Louis Siegler, M.D.

May 5, 1939 – March 22, 2014 Richard L. Siegler, 74, of Davis, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Richard was born and raised in Vallejo to Alfred and Loyola Siegler. His parents were lifelong educators, and his father served in the California State Assembly. Like […]

La Vonne (Bonnie) J. Allen

July 10, 1928 — Feb. 16, 2014 La Vonne (Bonnie) J. Allen passed away on Feb 16, 2014, at 85. She was born on July 10, 1928, in Baker City, Oregon. She worked at UC Davis in Housing and Grants and Contracts. She was active in the Woodland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she was president […]

Stanley Allen Coppock

d. March 8, 2014 Stanley Allen Coppock, 63, son of Ray and Ellen Coppock of Davis and brother of Susan Coppock of Woodland, died at his Davis residence on March 8, 2014. Stanley was born in Madera. His family moved to Davis when he was 5 years old and his boyhood was spent in Davis […]

Lucile ‘Lucy’ Cordelia Witherow

Oct. 13, 1928 – March 13, 2014 Lucille “Lucy” Cordelia Benton, later Witherow, was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Muskogee, Okla. She was born to William “Bill” Brian Benton and Fannie Benton, but when Lucy was 4, her birth mother contracted tuberculosis and passed away shortly thereafter. Her father was remarried to Walcie Carr […]

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