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Joseph Shinn Leonard

July 13, 1947 — Oct. 29, 2015 Joseph Shinn Leonard died Oct. 29, 2015, in Sacramento. Joe was an unconventional man, with a huge personality, an inquisitive nature and a mischievous grin, who overcame many obstacles in life. He grew up in Vacaville and Davis and graduated from Davis High School. He earned his bachelor’s […]

Alice B. Gruenwedel

Aug. 23, 1932 — Sept. 21, 2015 Alice Brady Gruenwedel died on Sept. 21, 2015, from complications brought on by Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. She was 83. Alice was born on Aug. 23, 1932, to Alfred and Johanna (Rohde) Brady in the middle-class neighborhood of Middle Village in Queens, New York. Her parents […]

Jennifer Beck Gary

Sept. 3, 1971 — Nov. 22, 2015 Jennifer Beck Gary, daughter of Myrna and Sandy Beck and wife of Steven Gary, passed away on Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2015. She was born on Sept. 3, 1971. Jennifer attended Davis public schools and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in studio art. She had a […]

Peggy Lou Huey

Oct. 10, 1926 — Nov. 10, 2015 Peggy Lou Huey died Nov. 10, 2015, after suffering a stroke. She was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Texas, as one of five children; she had one sister and three brothers. After her marriage she became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1958. Her activity as a Christian minister […]

Bruce Charles Kirkpatrick

d. Nov. 19, 2015 Bruce Charles Kirkpatrick passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 19, 2015, after a short stay in the UC Davis Medical Center. He was 66 years old. His wife Sharon, two daughters Melissa and Kelly, and brother Keith were all with him. He passed away peacefully, shortly after finding out that his […]

Sharel Geer Thurn

March 6, 1936 — Nov. 18, 2015 Sharel Geer Thurn left this life surrounded by her husband Richard Thurn and children on Nov. 18, 2015, at her home in El Macero. She was born March 6, 1936, in Woodland to Orville Geer and Elizabeth “Betty” Geer. Sharel married Richard L. Thurn on Sept. 7, 1957, […]

Don Phillips

April 15, 1924 — Nov. 12, 2015 Donald Bertram Phillips, born April 15, 1924, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 12, 2015, surrounded by his family and the love of his life, Jeanne Phillips. He was 91. Donald grew up in Davis, California, where his father, Clement Phillips, was a dairy professor at […]

Jean Emily (McKinley) Layton

Nov. 9, 1935 — Nov. 9, 2015 Jean Emily (McKinley) Layton passed away in Davis on Nov. 9, 2015, her 80th birthday, in the company of her family. Mrs. Layton was born on Nov. 9, 1935, in Oakland to Horace and Hazel McKinley. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Vallejo, where she attended Vallejo High School, […]

Ann Marie Johnson

d. Nov. 6, 2015 Ann Marie (Ready) Johnson, wife, mother and community activist died in the early morning on Nov. 6, 2015, at the age of 52, from stomach cancer. After studying theater at DePaul University’s Theater School, graduating with a master’s degree, Ann acted in Chicago theaters before changing careers to work with people […]

Dorothy White Datel

Dec. 7, 1925 — Nov. 9, 2015 Dorothy (“Dorie”) White Datel died from complications of dementia on Nov. 9, 2015 in Vacaville. She was born Dorothy Elizabeth White on Dec. 7, 1925 in Eureka, the first child of Francis Henry White and Amy Colby White. She grew up in the redwood lumber company town of Samoa […]

Steven Lowell Inness

June 2, 1960 — Sept. 30, 2015 On Sept. 30, 2015, our community lost a very valuable treasure. Though you may not have known his name, you most certainly crossed paths with him on a bike lane, or at a public gathering or in a lecture hall or at a volunteer event. Steven Lowell Inness, […]

Robert Gordon Curley

July 31, 1925 – Nov. 1, 2015 Robert Gordon Curley died Nov. 1, 2015, at his home in Davis of complications due to pneumonia. Born July 31, 1925, in Herman, Neb., he was 90 years old. He earned a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and worked for the UC […]

Henry Chu Hom

July 30, 1924 – Oct. 25, 2015 Henry Chu Hom passed away very peacefully on Oct. 25, 2015. Henry was born on July 30, 1924, in Monterey, and spent his childhood in Watsonville with his mother Lon Lee and younger brother Eugene. He graduated from high school shortly after the outbreak of World War II, enlisted […]

Memorial Service: Gladys E. Bakker

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 19th, in the Auditorium at University Retirement Center, 1515 Shasta Drive, Davis. The family encourages Gladys’ friends, colleagues and former students to join them for this memorial and to share their special memories of her. A reception following the service will offer light […]

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