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, […]

Harmon Ray Taber Sr.

Jan. 23, 1927 – Feb. 20, 2011 Born Jan. 23, 1927, at the Woodland Clinic Hospital, Mr. Harmon Ray Taber Sr. passed peacefully at his Davis home on Feb. 20, 2011, at the age of 84. He was third of the three sons of Esther Bresee Taber and Merlin Jay Taber Sr. of Capay. His […]

Harmon Ray Taber Sr.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Capay Cemetery, 24727 County Road 22 in Esparto, for Harmon Ray Taber Sr. He was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Woodland and died Feb. 20, 2011, in Davis.

John W. Jones

March 6, 1948 – Jan. 25, 2011 John W. Jones of Davis — father, son, brother, uncle, scoutmaster, police officer, fraternal adviser and congressional candidate — passed away Jan. 25, 2011, at the age of 62. John was born and raised in the Mission District of Santa Barbara, son of Elmer, the Santa Barbara County […]

Louis Daniel Leary

Jan. 3, 1951 — Feb. 12, 2011 Louis “Lou” Daniel Leary, former floor director of the California Assembly Speaker’s Office, died in Sacramento on Feb. 12, 2011, after a long illness. He was 60 years old. Mr. Leary was born in Vallejo on Jan. 3, 1951. As a young man growing up in Vallejo, he attended […]

Hazel Jane Sprock

May 31, 1922 — Dec. 2, 2010 Hazel Jane (Sprague) Sprock, born May 31, 1922, passed away on Dec. 2, 2010, in San Jose. Her husband of 68 years, Merle was by her side. She is survived by her husband Merle; her sons, Dale, Brian and Vance; her daughter Merlene; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Known […]

Elna Stevenson

Aug. 21, 1914 — Feb. 15, 2011 Elna Hill Stevenson, 96, died Feb. 15, 2011, in El Macero. Born Aug. 21, 1914, in Grimes, she attended Grand Island Elementary, Pierce High School and Heald Business College. She was a homemaker for many years. She is survived by her children, Jean Durst, Elizabeth Robinson, Susan Driver […]

Dwain W. Zahn

1922 — Feb. 12, 2011 Dwain W. Zahn passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 12, 2011. He was born in Nebraska in 1922 and moved to California as a young man. He had lived in Davis for 44 years. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sisters Bonnie Husman and Elaine Dillard; daughters Kathi Gray […]

Isabel Porter

March 25, 1920 — Feb. 14, 2011 Isabel H. Porter passed away on Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, 2011, filled with the love and affection of her children and family. She was born March 25, 1920, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Elma Hoover Putnam and James Baker Putnam. She spent her childhood in Fresno, later moving to […]

Aimee Lani Bartolini

Sept. 2, 1970 — Nov. 17, 2010 Aimee Lani Bartolini died at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Sacramento, in her parents’ arms, on Nov. 17, 2010, at age 40. She had been living with her parents in Davis. Aimee was born on Sept. 2, 1970, in Honolulu, the only child of Rimini Borgonia Bartolini and Giovanni […]

Wm. Frank Dailey

April 30, 1942 — February 7, 2011 Wm. Frank Dailey of Lebanon, Oregon passed away Feb. 7 at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore. Frank was born in Bloom, Ohio, and raised in Venore, Tenn. He worked in the auto industry, farming, oil fields and refinery, construction and glass installation, hotel security, and hospitality services. Frank served is the United States Navy from 1959 to 1965. As a […]

Henry Studer

Aug. 6, 1935 — Feb. 10, 2011 Henry Studer died on Feb. 10, 2011. The son of Roy and Mabel Studer, he was born on Aug. 6, 1935, in Lyons, N.Y. He grew up on the family farm, attended Lyons Central School and Cornell University. He came to Davis in 1961, joining the Department of […]

Darrell Padon

July 7, 1951 — Feb. 4, 2011 Darrell Loyd Padon passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Born July 7, 1951, in Willits, he passed away peacefully at his home in Davis with his wife and family by his side. Darrell attended Davis High School and lived a good portion of his life in Davis. He […]

Carl “Leo” Stetson

Dec. 16, 1918 — Feb. 8 2011 Carl “Leo” Stetson passed away in his sleep on Feb. 8, 2011 at home.  A long time resident of Davis, he was born in Delevan on Dec. 16, 1918. He grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Sacramento High School in 1936, Sacramento City College in 1938 and UC […]