James Woodress, a noted biographer who helped elevate the reputation of Willa Cather to its current prominent place in American letters, has died. He was 94 years old, and died in his sleep on May 19 at his home in Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. Born in Webster Groves, Mo., on July 7, 1916, Woodress earned a […]
Jim Smith passed away April 29, 2011, in Sacramento. He was 51. Jim was born on July 19, 1958, in La Habra. He received a GED and began serving in the Navy at age 18. His duties while in the Navy were as a firefighter and a hazmat specialist. After his discharge from the Navy, […]
Francisco Gonzalez Valencia, a former Davis resident, passed away on May 12, 2011. Born April 10, 1936, he last lived in the San Fernando Valley. Services were held on May 19 at the Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, followed by interment at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills.
Patricia Dale Lindsay died April 28, 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz., after a brave battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was born in Thomasville, Ga., on April 27, 1948, and was educated in Bethesda, Md., Sherborn, Mass., and Davis. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and received a master of […]
Pauline Villard Schiedel Asher 1917-2011 Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Herbert Noah Schiedel and Emma Marie Villard, R.N., of Prince Edward Island, Pauline Asher was raised on the family grain and cattle ranch in Saskatoon with her older sister, Alice Kathryn, and her favorite terrier, Trotsky. Her father died when the girls were young; the […]
William “Bill” Fewell passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011, two days shy of his 54th birthday. Bill was the second of five children born to parents Robert and Ernestine. He joins his brother Richard Fewell in the Kingdom of God. Bill is survived by his brothers Robert and Martin, his sister Donna and loving […]
James Hill Wilson March 6, 1923 — May 17, 2011 James Wilson, 88, of Woodland passed away May 17, 2011. Jim was born at his parent’s farm near Lancaster and attended local schools there. He studied agriculture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, leaving just short of graduation to join the Navy when the U.S. […]
Dr. Dean Otis Cliver, born March 2, 1935, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at his home in Davis. A graduate of Purdue University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dean completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in the spring of 1959. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the Food […]
Ramona Lee Morrow entered into eternal peace on May 13, 2011, in her home in Davis. Born March 4, 1929, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Dallas and Marie Kinder, Ramona graduated from high school in Esparto and from Sacramento State University with a teaching degree. Her life was devoted to her family and working with […]
Grace Eliassen Hefner of Woodland, 80, died May 10, 2011. She was a retired physical therapist. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at American Lutheran Church, 1114 College St. in Woodland. A reception will follow at the family home.
Rev. Richard Blinn, S.J. Oct. 23, 1933 — May 11, 2011 Father Richard Blinn, S.J., 77, died in Los Gatos on Wednesday, May 11. He had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 53 years and an ordained priest for 41 years. Father Richard was born in Nampa, Idaho, and grew up in […]
Alcy Shannon (Bud) Giles of Watkinsville, Ga., died May 11, 2011. He was 83. A native of Oconee County, he was a son of the late William Wesley and Della Christopher Giles. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Holly Elizabeth Giles, four brothers and four sisters. Giles was a member of the Watkinsville […]
Vincent Charles Forcella of Davis died May 12, 2011. He was 85. Born in West Springfield, Mass., the youngest of seven siblings born to Italian immigrants, Vince went to college at the University of New Mexico. To work in Alaska, he drove the Alcan Highway before it was paved. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran […]
1926-2011 Francis William (Bill) Borst Jr. of El Macero passed away May 6 after a brave battle with leukemia. He was 85. Born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., Bill served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and retired from the Navy after 27 years as Lieutenant Commander in Salinas. A resident of Salinas for […]