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Margaret Wheeler

April 1, 1918 — Jan. 21, 2015 Margaret “Betty” Wheeler passed away in Davis on Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 96.  Born April 1, 1918, she was raised in Chicago. She was educated at the University of Chicago, where she met her future husband, Richard Wheeler. They ventured to Ohio, Oklahoma and Florida, […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Joseph Robert Gusfield

Joseph R. Gusfield Sept. 6, 1923 — Jan. 5, 2015 It is with sadness that we announce the death (on Jan. 5, 2015) of Joseph R. Gusfield, internationally renowned sociologist and founding chair of the sociology department at UC San Diego. He was 91 years old. Gusfield was born in Chicago, on Sept. 6, 1923, […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: Leon Marcelo Knutti

Leon Marcelo Knutti died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2015, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, surrounded by his family and close friends. Born Oct. 14, 1930, he was 84 years old. A celebration of life potluck will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Windmere Apartments Community Room, 3100 […]

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Death notice: Rachel Priscilla Cafarelli

Rachel Priscilla Cafarelli died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Davis. Born in Woodland on Aug. 8, 1940, she was 74. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Silveyville Cemetery, 800 First St. in Dixon.

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Sharane Joyce Miller

Sharane Joyce Miller Feb. 4, 1950 — March 1, 2014 Sharane Joyce Miller was born in Albuquerque, N.Mex., and raised in Palo Alto, Calif. She attended Van Auken and Ortega Elementary Schools, Wilbur Junior High School, and Cubberley High School, graduating in 1968. When she was 11, her little brother was born; she helped raise […]

February 06, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Kenneth W. Grubaugh

Aug. 10, 1927 — Feb. 3, 2015 Kenneth Wayne Grubaugh (Col. USAF, Ret.), 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home in Davis. He was a resident of Davis since July 1978 following his retirement from a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force. Graveside services, with military honors, are planned for […]

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Death notice: Ede Rothrock

Ede Rothrock, a longtime resident of Davis, died of natural causes at the age of 94 on Dec. 2, 2014, in Yakima, Wash. Her husband, Ralph Rothrock, preceded her in death in 2009. Ralph was an engineer who was instrumental in the design and construction of the UC Davis physics department’s beta ray spectrometer and the Crocker […]

February 06, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Sharane Joyce Miller

Sharane Joyce Miller (February 4, 1950 – March 1, 2014) Sharane Joyce Miller was born in Albuquerque, N.Mex., and raised in Palo Alto, Calif. She attended Van Auken and Ortega Elementary Schools, Wilbur Junior High School, and Cubberley High School, graduating in 1968. When she was 11, her little brother was born; she helped raise […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

James William Becket

James William Becket (Jim) was born on February 2, 1929 and grew up milking cows on his family’s farm west of Woodland. The site of the farm is now developed but “Becket Lane” was so named as an homage to the family ranch. His roots in California went back to Gold Rush days, including a […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Marcella Rae Eddy

Oct. 19, 1925 — Jan. 28, 2015 Marcella Rae Eddy died on Jan. 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Grant Eddy Sr. and her daughter, Roanne Rae Eddy. She is survived by her son Thomas Eddy Jr., and his wife Kerry, of Calistoga, and their daughter Haley. She is also […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Memorial service Saturday for former Davis teen

A memorial service for Kaleb McYates, a former Holmes Junior High School student, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. in Berkeley. Yates, 17, suffered a brain aneurysm and collapsed while visiting friends in Davis on the night of Dec. 30. He died the following day at the UC […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

James J. Dunning Jr.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, for James J. Dunning Jr., who died Nov. 29, 2014, in Davis after a long illness. The service will be at the Davis Friends Meetinghouse, 345 L St. A reception, featuring lots of Dunning’s favorite foods, will follow. All are welcome.

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Sharane Joyce Miller

Sharane Joyce Miller Feb. 4, 1950 — March 1, 2014 Sharane Joyce Miller was born in Albuquerque, N.Mex., and raised in Palo Alto, Calif. She attended Van Auken and Ortega Elementary Schools, Wilbur Junior High School, and Cubberley High School, graduating in 1968. When she was 11, her little brother was born; she helped raise […]

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Marcella Rae Eddy

Oct. 19, 1925 — Jan. 28, 2015 Marcella Rae Eddy died on Jan. 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Grant Eddy Sr. and her daughter, Roanne Rae Eddy. She is survived by her son Thomas Eddy Jr., and his wife Kerry, of Calistoga, and their daughter Haley. She is also […]

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