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William Hans Rickers

William Hans Rickers, died on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Woodland. Born on Dec. 20, 1950, he grew up in San Jose and was a graduate of UC Davis. He married Hanne Carstens of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. He worked for the Yolo County Office of Education for 25 years, most recently as a teacher at the […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Arnold ‘Ben’ Barrow

Arnold Bennett “Ben” Barrow passed away Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Woodland at the age of 91. He was a long time resident of Woodland, having moved there in 1949. Ben started out his young career as a steel purchaser for Byron Jackson Pump Co. in Los Angeles but put that on hold […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Renee Frances Larribeau Dominguez

April 17, 1925 — Nov. 12, 2011 Renee Frances Larribeau Dominguez, a longtime resident of the Sacramento-Davis area, died Nov. 12, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. She was born April 17, 1925, to French immigrants Joseph Larribeau and Germaine Bordes on a ranch outside of McDermitt, Nev. Following her graduation from high school in Fruitland, Idaho, she […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Marie M. Colvin

June 17, 1928 – Sept. 20, 2011 Marie McNinch Colvin died on Sept. 20, 2011, at the University Retirement Community in Davis with her daughter, Sally, by her side. She was born Marie Catherine McNinch to Arthur Evril McNinch and Tressa Brooks McNinch in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 17, 1928. Marie attended public schools in […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Susan Van Haven Newman

Susan Newman, 55, died in Woodland on Nov. 2, 2011. Susan was born was in Seattle and moved with her family to Davis in 1962. She attended school in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1974. She moved to Woodland in 1984. Susan was a dispensing optician and worked for many area doctors […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Death notice: David Hogan Markham

David Hogan Markham, Ph.D., of Brooks, died Nov. 3, 2011, in San Francisco. He was 74. Born in 1936 in Stigler, Okla., he moved to Northern California in the 1960s. Markham taught at San Jose State, worked on the space shuttle with MITRE and traveled for the World Bank. He had a lifelong passion for music, […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Donald Allbee

Dec. 7, 1935 — Oct. 29, 2011 Donald Allbee began living life to its fullest in Bassett, Neb., on Dec. 7, 1935, and passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. He was generous to a fault and ornery to a fault and those who loved him wouldn’t have it any other way. He had a lifetime […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Delphine Hall Jacobson

Delphine Hall Jacobson of Davis died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home. She was 79. Born Dec. 27, 1931, to Katherine and Frederic Hall, she has been an area resident since 1959. Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1430 J St. in Sacramento. Interment will follow […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

Kristin Akin

Dec. 2, 1959—Sept. 11, 2011 Kristin Akin of Woodland died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at the age of 51, following a courageous seven-month battle against ovarian and uterine cancer. She was born Kristin Loveland Armstrong on Dec. 2, 1959, in Palo Alto, to Robert and Patricia Armstrong. Kristin is survived by her husband Richard L. […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

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 ,
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