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 […]

Carrie Ann Bishop

Dec. 23, 1980 – Feb. 27, 2011 Carrie Ann Bishop, born on Dec. 23, 1980, suddenly left us on Feb. 27, 2011, in Rancho Palos Verdes, after a long search for peace and comfort in the arms of her Heavenly father. Carrie attended Independence High School in Roseville, and American River and Sacramento City colleges. […]

Lillian Lexon Richmond

Feb. 14, 1917 — March 3, 2011 Lillian Lexon Richmond was born in Richmond on Feb. 14, 1917, and died in Davis on March 3, 2011, at the age of 94. Lillian was a graduate of Richmond High School and attended the local business school. She went to work in Berkeley where she met her […]

Carrie Ann Bishop

Born on Dec. 23, 1980, Carrie Ann Bishop died Feb. 27, 2011, in Rancho Palos Verdes. She worked as an information technology specialist for both the state of California and the UC Davis Campus Union. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service that begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at East Valley Church, 7801 […]

Lesley E. Poirier

Jan. 12 1966 – Jan. 29, 2011 Lesley Elizabeth Poirier passed away at her home in Portland, Ore., after battling cancer since January 2010. She is survived by her husband Rodney Koeneke and son Auden of Portland; her mother, Patricia Poirier; of Davis; her sister Lorraine Bessmer (Dan) of Portland; and her brothers, Steve Mounkes […]

Daniel E. Kryston

Dec. 20, 1952 – Feb. 9, 2011 On Feb. 9, 2011, the wonderful artist and teacher Dan Kryston passed to glory after a short but brutal fight with pneumonia. He was preceded in death by his parents Josephine and Edward Kryston, and is survived by his only sister Karen Kryston and her partner Renae Miller; […]

James Y. Olsen

James Y. Olsen passed away on Jan. 21, 2011, at age 65. Jim was a friend to all who knew him. He was a cheerful and polite man who never complained. He was a dedicated employee who enjoyed and took great pride in his work as a bookkeeper at TCC Properties Inc. for more than […]

Harry C. Miller

May 1, 1928 – Feb. 25, 2011 Harry Cornelius Miller of Davis passed peacefully on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, after bravely battling health issues the last year. He was 82. Harry enjoyed a long and productive life as a husband, father, businessman, golfer and loyal friend to many in communities in both New York and […]

Maria Mange

Aug. 7, 1935 — Jan. 30, 2011 Maria Mange died of cancer on Jan. 30, 2011, in Davis, where she was an emeritus senior research associate. She was born Maria Anna Rajetsky on Aug. 7, 1935, in Kaposvar, Hungary, as the eldest of three sisters — Maria, Agnes and Szuszi — where she excelled in science, […]