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Paul Kluk

Paul Kluk died May 9, 2011, in Grass Valley. Paul was a generous and genial man who made friends everywhere he went. He was an avid gardener, and often shared the bounty of his gardens with friends and neighbors. Paul was born in Hudson, Pa., on February 29, 1920, to Sebastian and Julia Kluk. He […]

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Bette M. Coffey

Bette M. Coffey passed away May 13, 2011, in Davis. She was 91. Born Oct. 9, 1919, in London, she came to the United States in 1924 and lived for a time in Santa Barbara, Berkeley and then in Sacramento. She was married to Alfred L. Coffey for 30 years until he passed away on […]

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Andrew Twohy Leiser

Andrew Twohy Leiser died May 16, 2011, at his home in Davis. He was 88. A veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps, he lived in Davis for 47 years. He retired after 27 years as a professor of environmental horticulture at UC Davis, and was known internationally for his published works, research and […]

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Madeline P. Bunfill

Madeline P. Bunfill, born Oct. 12, 1928, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by love and loved ones by her side on May 20, 2011. We are extremely saddened by the loss of our precious Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was the beautiful, cherished wife of Robert Bunfill Sr., whom she married Sept. 10, […]

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Paul Speck

Paul Speck, 65, died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) on May 16, 2011, in Bend, Ore. He is survived by his wife, Rose, many children, grandchildren, his father Gene Speck, four sisters and a brother. A graduate of Davis High School, UC Davis and the University of Oregon, Speck was an athlete, scholar, vocalist, writer and […]

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James Woodress

James Woodress, a noted biographer who helped elevate the reputation of Willa Cather to its current prominent place in American letters, has died. He was 94 years old, and died in his sleep on May 19 at his home in Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. Born in Webster Groves, Mo., on July 7, 1916, Woodress earned a […]

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith passed away April 29, 2011, in Sacramento. He was 51. Jim was born on July 19, 1958, in La Habra. He received a GED and began serving in the Navy at age 18. His duties while in the Navy were as a firefighter and a hazmat specialist. After his discharge from the Navy, […]

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Francisco Gonzalez Valencia

Francisco Gonzalez Valencia, a former Davis resident, passed away on May 12, 2011. Born April 10, 1936, he last lived in the San Fernando Valley. Services were held on May 19 at the Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, followed by interment at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills.

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Patricia Dale Lindsay

Patricia Dale Lindsay died April 28, 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., after a brave battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was born in Thomasville, Ga., on April 27, 1948, and was educated in Bethesda, Md., Sherborn, Mass., and Davis. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and received a master of […]

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Pauline Villard Schiedel Asher

Pauline Villard Schiedel Asher 1917-2011 Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Herbert Noah Schiedel and Emma Marie Villard, R.N., of Prince Edward Island, Pauline Asher was raised on the family grain and cattle ranch in Saskatoon with her older sister, Alice Kathryn, and her favorite terrier, Trotsky. Her father died when the girls were young; the […]

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William Fewell

William “Bill” Fewell passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011, two days shy of his 54th birthday. Bill was the second of five children born to parents Robert and Ernestine. He joins his brother Richard Fewell in the Kingdom of God. Bill is survived by his brothers Robert and Martin, his sister Donna and loving […]

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James Hill Wilson

James Hill Wilson March 6, 1923 — May 17, 2011 James Wilson, 88, of Woodland passed away May 17, 2011. Jim was born at his parent’s farm near Lancaster and attended local schools there. He studied agriculture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, leaving just short of graduation to join the Navy when the U.S. […]

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Dean Otis Cliver

Dr. Dean Otis Cliver, born March 2, 1935, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at his home in Davis. A graduate of Purdue University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dean completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in the spring of 1959. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the Food […]

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Ramona Lee Morrow

Ramona Lee Morrow entered into eternal peace on May 13, 2011, in her home in Davis. Born March 4, 1929, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Dallas and Marie Kinder, Ramona graduated from high school in Esparto and from Sacramento State University with a teaching degree. Her life was devoted to her family and working with […]

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