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Eleanor Rasala Payne

Nov. 28, 1920 — Sept. 12, 2011 Eleanor Rasala Payne passed away peacefully at her home in Davis on Sept. 12, 2011, with her daughter Susan by her side. A Davis resident since 1963, Eleanor was born Nov. 28, 1920, and raised in Chicago. She was born to two Polish immigrants, Martin J. Rasala and Anna Czosneka Rasala, […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Karl William Hanson

April 17, 1954— Oct. 7, 2011 Karl William Hanson passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. He was born in Staten Island, and lived in Buffalo and Depew, N.Y. before moving to California. He was an inquisitive, sincere and generous man and his bright smile and cheerful nature will […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Joy E. Prats

Joy Elizabeth Prats died Oct. 7, 2011. She was 30. Born Dec. 20, 1980, she was a resident of Davis and worked as an elementary school teacher in Vacaville. A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, upstairs at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Ruby Cohn

Aug. 13, 1922 — Oct. 18, 2011 Renowned theater scholar and Samuel Beckett specialist Ruby Cohn died in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 89. Cohn was professor of comparative drama at UC Davis where, for 20 years, she was affiliated with the comparative literature, dramatic art, […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Kurt von Meier

1934-2011 Kurt von Meier, Ph.D., professor emeritus of art history at Sacramento State University, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 15. He was 77. Kurt was born in San Francisco, spent his early years in Berkeley and then Carmel. After earning his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, a stint in the U.S. Navy and obtaining his Ph.D. at Princeton University, […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Elisabeth B. Gray

July 22, 1922 — Oct. 19, 2011 Elisabeth Gray passed away at home Oct. 19, 2011 surrounded by her family, friends and neighbors who were loved by her and who loved her in return. At 89 years of age and throughout her life Elisabeth was always active. Many neighbors and friends would find Elisabeth tending […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Benjamin E. Wallacker

d. Sept. 22, 2011 The loving family of Benjamin Emil Wallacker regrets to announce the end of a remarkable life. Benjamin Wallacker died at home, peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sept. 22, 2011. In his 84 years, he traveled the world, raised two daughters, brought light and much-deserved attention to the academic study of classical […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Donald G. Roberts

Feb. 14, 1916 – Sept. 15, 2011 Donald Glen Roberts was born in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 14, 2011, but lived on the San Francisco Peninsula from 1920 until 1959. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1933 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1937. It was in Berkeley while living at […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Phyllis Sue Wescott

Nov. 28, 1950 — Sept. 29, 2011 Phyllis Sue Wescott died suddenly Sept. 29, 2011. She had been in a wheelchair ince 2001 due to complications from surgery for an abdominal aneurism associated with Marfan’s Syndrome. She was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Lompoc, at Camp Cook Army Base, to Lorraine and Raymond Wescott. She was the second […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Sacramento man dies in Davis Bike Club ride

A Sacramento man died Sunday morning after crashing his bicycle during a Davis Bike Club ride. Robb Deignan, 65, was cycling Saturday morning in the club’s Foxy’s Fall Century, a 100-mile course stretching from Davis to Fairfield, around Lake Berryessa and back. About 1,600 cyclists rode Saturday on three courses set up by the club, […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Ralph Hernandez

Ralph Hernandez, 88, died on Oct. 10, 2011, in Clearlake. A World War II Navy veteran, he moved to Davis in 1974. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Davis and AW Hays Trucking in Woodland, and owned and operated several restaurants in Davis and Clearlake. A rosary will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Harry B. Markham

Nov. 13, 1920 — Oct. 11, 2011 Harry B. Markham died Oct. 11, 2011 at his home in Davis, less than a month short of his 91st birthday. Harry was born on Nov. 13, 1920, in Longmont, Colo. He worked on his parents’ farm and in several other jobs before enlisting in the Colorado National […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Tommy Oliver Muller

March 26, 1938 — Oct. 6, 2011 Tommy Oliver Muller passed away peacefully at Woodland Memorial Hospital on Oct. 6, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on March 26, 1938, in Oakland to Fred and Dayle Muller. He graduated from Davis High School in 1956 and attened Sacramento City College for two […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Beverly Jean Messer

1943 — Oct. 1, 2011 It is with overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of Beverly Jean Messer, devoted mother, wife, auntie and daughter. She passed on Saturday, Oct.1, 2011, surrounded by her son, Jason Messer; father, John T. Roberts; sisters, Colleen Hause and Renee Roberts; and brother, Ron Roberts, who loved, adored and […]

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