Charles L. Judson

Oct. 21, 1926 — July 26, 2015 On Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the age of 88, Charles Judson died peacefully and in the presence of his family members from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He will be fondly remembered for the qualities described by a dear friend: “He was attentive and engaging, direct and thoughtful […]

Russell ‘Rick’ Sperry

March 19, 1938 — July 28, 2015 The son of Russ and Elenore Sperry, Rick grew up and spent most of his life in the Bay Area, but moved to Davis in 1992 so wife Shirley could attend UC Davis. Rick graduated from Serra High School in San Mateo in 1955. He met and married […]

Gladys E. Bakker

d. July 21, 2015 Longtime Davis resident Gladys Evelyn Bakker passed away peacefully on July 21, 2015, at the age of 95. She was surrounded by loved ones. Born on the family farm in Ryegate, Mont., Gladys was the second of five children of James and Clara Matzell Card. She was a child of the […]

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Victor Will Burns

d. July 26, 2015 Victor Will Burns, born in Los Angeles, died July 26, 2015, at the age of 89. Orphaned at 17 in San Francisco, the only child of Irish immigrant William St. John Burns and South African immigrant Nesta Mabel Henrieta Cowan, Vic considered himself a survivor. There is a faded family photo […]

August 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Trudi Black

d. July 16, 2015 Trudi Elizabeth Black, who was born in Boston, died on June 16, 2015, in Davis, surrounded by love and comfort. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Black, Ph.D., they met at a dance, honeymooned in Quebec, Canada, and traversed across country to settle in the sleepy town of Davis […]

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Thelma Bailey Payne Cooper

July 21, 1920 — July 21, 2015 Thelma Cooper passed away on her 95th birthday, July 21, 2015, in Redding at A Touch of Heaven. She spent the majority of her life in Woodland and Davis. Thelma was a member of a pioneer family — her mother, Edna Black Bailey, and her family homesteaded in […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Delores K. Cottrell

Delores Katherine Fischer Cottrell died June 27, 2015, at Sutter Davis Hospital after a short illness. She was 93 years old. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis, with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. The Rev. […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Thomas Ray Workman

d. July 11, 2015 Thomas Ray Workman, known as “Tinker” to his friends, worked at UC Davis in the agriculture department until his retirement in the 1980s. Tom and his wife of 52 years, Patricia (Patty) Lund, owned All That Jazz hair salon for many years, as well as Tinker’s Antiques in Woodland. Tom and Patty […]

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John Joseph Pon

March 2, 1953 —— June 26, 2015 John Joseph Pon (“J”), 62, ended his four-month battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, June 26, 2015. He passed away at home in Davis, surrounded by his family. John was born March 2, 1953, in San Jose, to Julia and Joseph Pon. John grew up in Saratoga, where […]

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Milton ‘Milt’ Gilbert Silva

March 23, 1922 — July 4, 2015 Milton Gilbert Silva passed away at the age of 93 on July 4, 2015, joining the love of his life, wife Edie McMurtry Silva. Milt was born on March 23, 1922 in Hayward, California, to Benjamin Joseph and Annie Inez Silva. His father, Ben, was born in Horta […]

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Marjorie A. Baertschi

Nov. 28, 1932 – June 15, 2015 Marjorie was born to Lillian Wilkinson and George R. Hodgson in Fall River, Mass. She grew up in Taunton, Mass where she lived for many years. She attended public schools there and graduated with honors from Taunton High School. She was an active member Winthrop St. Baptist Church. […]

July 21, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Evelyn D. Kasmire

Jan. 23, 1924 — July 8, 2015 Evelyn Kasmire, a long time Davis resident, passed away at home July 8, 2015. She was 91.  Born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Charles and Hennie Schallis, she grew up in a close loving family. She graduated from Highland Park High School in Michigan. In 1950 she […]

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Thomas L. Allen

Jan. 20, 1924 – June 28, 2015 Thomas L. Allen died peacefully in his sleep on June 28, 2015, at his home in Davis, Calif. He was 91 years old. The son of Glenn Loring Allen and Emma Blanchard Allen, he was born in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 20, 1924. He grew up on a […]

July 19, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Nancy Strode

Sept. 30, 1925 – June 30, 2015 Our beloved mom, Nancy Strode, died peacefully on June 30, 2015, in Sacramento. Her daughters and many family members and friends are grateful to have felt her joyful presence and aloha spirit in our lives. In her nearly 90 years of life, our mom was many things: an […]

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