Death notice: Ian Mathew Miller

A memorial service for Ian Mathew Miller, who died Sept. 27, 2015, in Davis, will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland. Miller, who was born June 27, 1976, in Petaluma, attended Dixon High School and Sacramento City College’s Davis campus.

October 06, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

F. Wilson Smith

d. Sept. 30, 2015 F. Wilson Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 Bill was born January 1922 in Malden, Mass., son of Francis Marion Smith (a clergyman) and Daisyolah Wilson Smith. He attended Amherst College before joining the U.S. Army in 1942. He served with Military Intelligence in France and Germany until February 1946. Bill […]

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Mary Rita Moncrief

April 3, 1927 — Sept. 30, 2015 Mary Rita Moncrief died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Newcastle. Mary Rita loved life and celebrated nature. Writing and gardening were her passions. She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia, Elizabeth and Laurie; beloved niece, Ellen; nine grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. She was […]

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

John (Jack) Joseph Gillis

Oct. 13, 1934 — Sept. 22, 2015 John (Jack) Joseph Gillis, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was the devoted husband of Bernice, sharing a marriage of 61 years. Together, they ran Rising Star Stables in Davis. Born in Malden, Mass., he was the son of George and Grace […]

October 02, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Donald M. Moriel

d. Sept. 25, 2015 Donald M. Moriel passed away Sept. 25, 2015, at his home in Auburn. Born and raised in Vacaville, Don attended public school and graduated from Vacaville High School in 1952. He worked from an early age on his family’s fruit ranch on Vine St and in his uncle John Moriel’s Buick […]

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Marguerite Byrley Yelverton

Feb. 9, 1921 — Sept. 25, 2015 Marguerite Byrley Yelverton, 94, died on Sept. 25, 2015, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by all six of her brothers and sisters and leaves a network of extended family in Louisiana, where she was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in Leesville. She was survived by […]

September 29, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Eugene P. Speck

Eugene P. Speck, 93, of Pollock Pines died peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 7, 2015. Speck was an agricultural engineer for 30 years at UC Davis, and he lived in Davis from 1955 to 1992. In October, after a private graveside service, friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of his long life.

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Betty Lewis

June 15, 1923 — Aug. 30, 2015 Betty Jean Lewis died on Aug. 30, 2015, in Davis. She was born on June 15, 1923, to Verlin Allen Lewis and Ora Mae Hoseney in Indianapolis. Her siblings were Charles and Mary. Betty grew up in a poor family, and knew from an early age that she […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Jeannine Johnson Blunden

July 13, 1943 — Sept. 15, 2015 Jeannine was born in Rockford, Ill., and attended North Park College in Chicago. She married Lyndon Harris on May 1, 1964. They had a daughter Britte and son Toby. The marriage ended in divorce, and Jeannine found her way to California. Aron Livingston of Sacramento introduced Jeannine to […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Rebecca Tsung-Ying Buchan

d. Sept. 12, 2015 Rebecca Buchan of Davis died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. She is survived by her two sons, Bill and James; Bill’s wife Eva; and Rebecca’s longtime companion Joe Spinella. Rebecca was born Huang Tsung-Ying in Shanghai, China, and grew up on the campus of St. John’s University where […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Stuart

May 10, 1930 — Aug. 29, 2015 Chuck Stuart passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Davis where he had lived since 1966. He had been suffering from renal complications and had been on kidney dialysis for several years. Chuck had been a valued member of the faculties of UC Davis, UC […]

September 18, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Rebecca Kay Huitt

Rebecca Kay Huitt Oct. 15, 1951 — Sept. 10, 2015 Rebecca Kay Huitt passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2015, in her home with family by her side. She was was born on Oct. 15, 1951, to Lowell and Edith Pritchard in Columbus, Ohio. Her siblings are Robert Cosgrove, Roger Goodall, Sharon Loucks and Susan Pritchard. […]

September 18, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Ryan N. Beede

Thirty years ago, almost to the day, our family was blessed by the addition of a beautiful sweet boy to add to our family of three. On the day he was expected, 30 years later he has passed from this life to the next, God’s gift returned home. Bonded to those of us he left […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Dorothy ‘Samie’ Louise Renault

Aug. 11, 1931- Sept. 12, 2015 Dorothy “Samie” Louise Renault of Davis died Sept. 12, 2015, after a long illness, from complications related to Alzheimer’s. She was 84. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leo James Renault. She is survived by her daughter, Autumn Labbé-Renault of Davis, and her daughter’s […]

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