Wednesday, April 1, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Ralph Stanley Pomeroy

By
From page A4 | February 24, 2013 |

Aug. 31, 1926 – Feb. 8, 2013

Ralph Stanley Pomeroy, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the University Retirement Community in Davis.

He was born to Stanley and Florence Pomeroy on Aug. 31, 1926,  in Alameda. He grew up with two sisters, Elsie and Pat. As a youngster, Ralph enjoyed stamp collecting and performing magic tricks. Ralph would often practice his magic tricks on his sister Pat (much to her chagrin). He loved movies all through his teen years and continued that love throughout his entire life. He was also quite a storyteller and could keep others entertained.

As he moved into his adult life, he served two tours in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, serving on the USS St. Paul as an operating room technician. While in the Navy, Ralph would volunteer to serve as the master of ceremonies for occasional shipboard entertainment programs for his fellow sailors. At such a shipboard program during the Korean War, Ralph was approached by a CBS executive, who offered him a position following his completion of military service. Ralph declined this offer, explaining that he wanted to complete his university education and become a university professor.

Ralph was a member of the California Free and Accepted Masons through the Oak Grove Lodge #215, and was raised as a Master Mason on April 8, 1948.

He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Ralph taught at UC Davis as a professor of rhetoric and communication for 32 years. At his retirement party, a number of colleagues stated that Ralph was seen as among the most well-read members of the faculty. He was an avid reader of poetry and expressed himself through his own poetry writing. Ralph was a resident of Davis for 55 years.

In 1970, Ralph married Jane Huser whom he always referred to as “the love of my life.” Both Jane and Ralph had children from previous marriages. Jane brought her three sons: Mark, Stanley and Daniel. Ralph brought four sons and a daughter: Doug, Bruce, Scott, Andy and Heather. Jane was loved deeply by all who were blessed to know her. She preceded Ralph in death having passed in February of last year. Ralph is survived by all of their children and many grandchildren.

Ralph was a member of the Davis Community Church where he attended with Jane since the early 1970’s. He and Jane lived the later part of their lives at the University Retirement Community of Davis. Jane was instrumental in the development of the URC. Together, Ralph and Jane moved into the University Retirement Community in 2000. During his time at the URC, Ralph enjoyed presenting various film series through the Performing Arts Committee. He also enjoyed the friendships of many wonderful individuals living in the URC.

A graveside service is planned for family and close friends at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. A refreshment reception immediately follows at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Food Bank springs for year-round assistance

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Dismal snowpack gets one more measure

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Funding sought for slain vet student’s pets

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Woodland Library’s community room reopens

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Museum celebrates Easter with candy-filled eggs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Easter egg hunt set Sunday at Atria

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

AquaMonsters open summer registration

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Odd Fellows will host a big birthday bash

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Tamblyn presents a comedy concert

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Cancer fighters will gather Saturday for Relay For Life kickoff

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Poet laureate emerita celebrates at book-release party

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
UCD gets grant to look at open access to published research

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Round up at the registers for Davis schools

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
‘Sip and Shop’ kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

AARP’s free tax-prep services continue

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Pain management lecture slated April 8

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

Seniors invited to join new social group

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

 
Pence Gallery: See artists at work during Garden Tour

By Natalie Nelson | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Forum

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

 
Shootings showed need for MRAP

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Program sparks lots of questions

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Is Davis on the cusp of an evolutionary change?

By Rich Rifkin | From Page: B4

Will containers block cyclists’ path?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
We have no room for another cart

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

This is no way to run a city

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Get informed on organics program

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

Bicycle bells are my birthday wish

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Groom’s parents overwhelmed

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

.

Sports

Descalso looks back at Aggie days, ahead to new Rockies gig

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Blue Devils drop softball game at CBS

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Aggies get ready for Hawaii by rolling over St. Mary’s

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UC Davis represents well at Final Four in Indiana

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
JV/frosh roundup: DHS younger girls soccer squad stomps Grant

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

UCD roundup: Nunez powers Aggies to softball win

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Gibson’s heroics ensure a DHS split at Boras Classic

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B10

.

Features

Spring is a busy time for honey and hives

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

 
Fiery bluesman brings guitar pyrotechnics to The Palms

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Bluesman and guitarist Buddy Guy comes to Davis

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics