Bessie Mable Jones
June 18 1907 - February 19 2003
JONES, BESSIE MABLE entered into rest February 19, 2003 at the age of 95. Born in New York June 18, 1907. She is survived by her children Flossie Beers, Dorothy Kimmel and Richard Kimmel, her sister Millie Sonnenburg. Bessie is also survived by many loving family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Millard Jones. The family invites friends to attend a visitation Monday, February 24, 2003 from 4:00-8:00pm and a funeral service Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 2:00pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento.
LeRoy Edward Johnston
March 17 1917 - February 21 2003
JOHNSTON, LeRoy Edward born Saturday, March 17, 1917 in Seymore, Missouri and died Friday, February 21, 2003 in Vacaville after a brief illness. Beloved husband for 60 years of Minnie Johnston and loving father of daughters and son in laws: Janet and Tommy Smith of Vacaville, Linda and Danny Bandy of Vacaville and Sharon and Johnny Martinez of Fremont, Ca. Doting grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Charles and Benny , both of Hutchinson, Ks., Travis of Pampa, Tx., Inez Cotter of Lake Bluff, Il and Jewel Cook of Brownsville, Tx. LeRoy was a member of the VFW, Masons and Eagles of Richmond, Ca. and First Baptist Church in Vacaville. He was a Veteran of WWII, having served in the South Pacific in the 145th Field Artillery Battalion C. He lived in Richmond from 1960 until 1986, when he moved to Vacaville. He retired from Air Reduction Pacific Company of Richmond, Ca. after 33 years of service. Mr. Johnston loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and crossword puzzles. The family invites you to attend funeral services on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis Street, Vacaville, Pastor James Allen will officiate. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park-4701 Marysville Blvd-Sacramento. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes (916) 922-5833.
Trudie Estelle Venable
August 28 1909 - March 3 2003
VENABLE, TRUDIE ESTELLE Entered into rest March 3, 2003 in Carmichael at age 93 years. Born August 28, 1909 in Indianola, OK. Survived by her children Richard, Margaret Johnson, and Shirley Ashcraft, 24 grandchildren ,numerous great-grandchildren and 6 great- great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Winfred J., children Alma, Sue and Jay. Friends are invited to a funeral services on Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 P.M. at SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento (922-5833). Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.
November 3 1897 - February 28 2003
IMAMOTO, YOSHI, her life spanned three centuries, passed away Friday, February 28, 2003 at the Asian Community Nursing Home in Sacramento, California at the age of 105. Born in Japan Wednesday, November 3, 1897, she came to America as a “picture bride” to a new husband, and a new land. She settled in the Bay Area and southern California. Because she was a Japanese schoolteacher, she was arrested by the F.B.I. at the onset of World War II. Mrs. Imamoto was one of 33 Japanese women detained. Upon her release she joined her children in Santa Anita Assembly Center, and was later sent to Jerome and Rohwer internment camps in Arkansas. Despite such injustices, Mrs. Imamoto bore no bitterness or self-pity. Her independent spirit was an inspiration to family and friends alike. She also expressed herself in skillful needlework, gardening, delicate Japanese painting, flower arrangements, cooking and other arts. She was a devout Christian. Survivors include: daughters Grace Noda of Davis, CA., Lily Matsuoka of Orange, CA, Marion Sakurai of Concord, CA. and Alice Takemoto of Kensington, MD. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Following a private service, Yoshi Imamoto was interred at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, Ca. alongside her husband, James Zenichi Imamoto. Contributions can be made in her name to Asian Community Center 7375 Park City Dr. Sacramento, Ca. 95831 or Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church 6929 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento, Ca. 95823 or Berkeley Methodist Church 1710 Carlton, Berkeley, Ca. 94703.
August 4 1922 - March 30 2003
Arthur Loyd Owen a Hayward, California resident entered into rest Sunday, March 30, 2003 in Hayward. Born in Russelville, Arkansas on August 21, 1922, he was 80 years of age. He completed the 8th grade and served in the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed painting, cars and fishing.
Dearly beloved husband of Betty Jean Owen of 57 years. Loving father of Wilma Jean of San Jose, Lewis Dean of Hayward, Loyd Eugene of Grass Valley, and Arnold Lee of Hayward, California. Dear brother of Fayma of Minnesota, Ruby of Santa Cruz, California, Martha of Missouri, Rachel of Minnesota, Eltrie of Arkansas, Vivian of Arkansas, Mary of Minnesota, Myrtle of Arkansas, and Alfred Arnold of Washington. His sister Vida preceded him in death. Devoted grandfather of seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6, 2003 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Service Monday, April 7, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home; 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, Ca. 94544.
Mary Helen Traynor
October 25 1910 - March 29 2003
Mary Helen Traynor a Hayward resident entered into rest Saturday March 29, 2003 in San Jose, California. Born in Willets, California on October 25, 1910, she was 92 years of age. Mary was a Worthy matron of Eastern Star- 1950’s. She enjoyed crocheting, and traveling to Reno. She was a great friend and neighbor. Her dog Pepsi was her life. Her husband Benjamen Traynor preceded her in death.
Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service Monday April, 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home; 32992 Mission Blvd. Hayward, Ca. 94544
ANNE V. JONES
January 30 1906 - March 9 2003
Anne V. Jones of San Leandro passed away there March 9, 2003 at the age of 97. She was the widow of the late Henry Z. Jones and is survived by her son Henry Z. ("Hank") Jones, Jr. of San Diego, her daughter-in-law Bonnie Jones, her granddaughter Amanda Jones of Toluca Lake, and several nephews and nieces: Nancy Stone of Walnut Creek, Robert Tennyson of Menlo Park, Charles (Jiggs") Davis of Piedmont, Lyndon Ann ("Tinka") Davi of Folsom, Richard Abbot of Florida, Harold Almond of Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Neeper of New Mexico. Her memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 22nd at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro.
Johnny Anthony Esquibel
December 30 1938 - February 4 2003
Johnny A. Esquibel a Patterson, California resident entered into rest February 4, 2003 in El Cerito, California. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on December 30, 1938, he was 64 years of age. He was a resident of Hayward for 10 years and a former resident of Fremont for 19 years. He worked as a Union Corrugator Operator for 23 years. He loved the outdoors and camping with his family and friends. He was always working on his and other’s cars. He enjoyed helping others whenever he could.
Dearly beloved husband of Julia Esquibel for 37 years. Loving father of Carmen Esquibel of Patterson, Anthony Esquibel of Fremont and Juan Esquibel of Patterson. Dear brother of Sadie Lopez of San Lorenzo and Dolores Perez of San Leandro. Devoted grandfather of six grandchildren. His daughter Gloria Esquibel, son, Johnny Esquibel, Jr., sister Amelia Esquibel and brother, Marshall Esquibel preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 20, 2003 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Mass Friday, March 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church; 41933 Blacow Road, Fremont, CA 94538. Inurnment will follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544. “Service of Marked Distinction”
The family request flowers or donations be sent in his memory to your choice of Charity.
Jewel "Jo" Protto
January 5 1925 - March 26 2003
Jewel “Jo” Protto a San Leandro, California resident entered into rest Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in Pleasanton, California. Born in Marshall, Texas on January 5, 1925, she was 78 years of age. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1942. Chabot college graduate. Member of the Eden Garden Club, Y-Knott club, CRS Travelers and the Raqueteers Tennis Club. She was an usher at Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Among many other numerous clubs and social groups.
Dearly beloved wife of Leonard Protto for 60 years. Loving mother of Kim and Matt Duckworth of Pleasanton, California and Jim and Amy Protto of Estes Park, Colorado. Dear sister of Elizabeth Muckleroy of Brennam, Texas and Sturgeon Lanier of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Devoted grandmother of two grandchildren; Tamara and John Protto of Los Angeles, California and one great grandchild; Aliya Protto of Los Angeles, California.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2003 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. “Service of Marked Distinction”
Ho Lee Young
July 15 1920 - March 26 2003
Ho Lee Young, 82 passed away at her home in Castro Valley, California on Wednesday, March 26, 2003. She has been a resident of Castro Valley, California for the past 40 years. Dr. Young was born in Canton, China on July 15, 1920. She received a Ph.D. in Physiology from U.C. Berkeley in 1955. She then worked for NASA Ames Research Center investigating physiological effects of gravityless environments on humans for the manned space flight program. Later she worked as a Chief of Water Quality at the Environmental Protection Agency for Region IX, encompassing several western states, California, Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam. After retirement she volunteered at the Castro Valley Senior Center teaching English as a second language. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and collecting coins and stamps.
Dr. Ho Lee Young is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Wei Young of Castro Valley, California. She also survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Linda Young and Steve Sibener of Chicago, Illinois. She was the loving Popo of her two precious granddaughters, Leah and Leslie Sibener of Chicago, Illinois.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Thursday, April 3, 2003 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home – Reflection Chapel with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME – HAYWARD, CA (510) 471-3363. “SERVICE OF MARKED DISTINCTION”
Patsy Izura Cruz
October 14 1936 - April 2 2003
Patsy Izura Cruz a Stockton, California resident entered into rest Wednesday, April 2, 2003 in Tracy, California. Born in Oakland, California on October 14, 1936, she was 66 years of age. Patsy enjoyed writing poetry. She attended Merritt College, which lead to her work history as an activity director. She belonged also to the Eastern Star Orgai.
Dearly beloved wife of Robert Edward Cruz for 25 years. Loving mother of Denise Merritt of Red Bluff, CA, Linda Merritt of Stockton, CA, Dennis Merritt of Washington, Christopher Long of Richmond, CA, Mark Butler of Germany and Kevin Butler of Modesto, CA. Dear sister of Barbara Phillip of Oakland, CA, Sharon Wade of Antioch, Lorenzo Wade, Jr. of Tracy, CA, Edward Wade of Atwater, CA, Carl Wade of Elk Grove, CA, Robert Wade of Tracy, CA and Clarence Wade of Oakland, CA. Her daughter, Christina Moore and sister, Diane Wilson preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2003 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mission Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. “Service of Marked Distinction”
William John Peluso
February 18 1961 - April 4 2003
William John Peluso an Oakland, California resident entered into rest Friday, April 4, 2003 in Oakland. Born in Oakland, California on February 18, 1961, he was 42 years of age. William enjoyed watching sports, playing guitar and drawing. He lived in Castro Valley for 6 years.
Beloved son of William Peluso of Livermore. Dear brother of Tandra Ericson of Oakland and Toni Peluso of Oakland. Grandson of the late William E. Peluso, owner of the San Leandro Blue Dolphin. His mother Lora Peluso preceded him in death.
At his request no services will be held.
Arrangements made by Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. “Service of Marked Distinction”
July 19 1922 - April 8 2003
POORE, BEULAH was preceded in death by her loving husband, Luther of 56 years and sons Norman and Larry Joe. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Sue and Sandra Kay; grandchildren: Robert, Alberta, Jessica and Lucas; great grandchildren and sister Gertie Pritchard of Missouri. The family invites friends to attend visitation Sunday, April 13, 2003 from 10:00-3:00 and funeral service Monday, April 14, 2003 at 2:00pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento.
Mamie L. Kenner
April 3 1912 - April 14 2003
Mamie Kenner a Hayward, California resident entered into rest Monday, April 14, 2003 in Hayward. Born in Illinois on April 3, 1912, she was 91 years of age. Mamie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, going to church and being a loving wife and mother.
Loving mother of Glenda Armato of Hayward. Devoted grandmother of four grandchildren. Her husband Ulmont Kenner after 56 years of marriage preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24, 2003 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a funeral service Friday, April 25, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. “Service of Marked Distinction”
Wayne F. Ellis
March 10 1916 - April 27 2003
Wayne Franklin Ellis a San Leandro resident entered into rest Sunday April 27, 2003 in San Leandro, California. Born in Emerson, Iowa on March 10, 1916, he was 87 years of age. Wayne retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service and from the U.S. Post Office after 20 years. He then worked for Washington Inventory Service for more than 10 years. Wayne loved his family and foster children numbering up to 40 through out their 58 years of marriage. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Dearly beloved husband of Ruth J. Ellis of 58 years. He was preceded in death by his sister Merna Carter and two brothers Russel and James Ellis.
Visitation will be held Thursday May 1st from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service in celebration of his life that will be held at Aurora Drive Baptist Church 13067 Aurora Drive San Leandro at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 2nd, 2003.
“Service of Marked Distinction”
Donna Kay Evans
July 25 1967 - April 26 2003
EVANS, DONNA KAY entered into rest April 26, 2003 in Oroville, Ca, at the age of 35. A native of Sacramento, born July 25, 1967 and a resident of Oroville for 13 years. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Nick Evans, her children Nick M. Evans and Katie Lee Evans, parents Betty R. Scott and James C. Scott, her twin brother Donald Scott, sisters Cheryl Effrig, Kimberly McCurdy, Jacqueline Jarrell and Korena Regan. Donna is also survived by 11 nephews and nieces and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. She is preceded in death by her nephew Dennis “Christopher” Asher, 9 months ago. Beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister. You will always be missed and in our hearts, you are our angel. The family invites friends to attend visitation Monday, May 5, 2003 from 4:00-8:00pm and funeral service Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 12:00 noon at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento 922-5833. Interment to follow at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
Mildred Inez Jones
May 1 1943 - May 3 2003
JONES, MILDRED INEZ entered into rest May 3, 2003 in Sacramento at the age of 60. Born May 1, 1943 a native of Happy, Texas. A resident of Sacramento. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Donald Jones, her children Suzette Helgeson, Donald Jones Jr. and Kenneth Jones, her mother Finest Elliott, her sisters and brothers Wanda Skaggs, Linda Pitts, Bobby Cain, Marietta Pearce, Danny Elliott, and Martha Trailer. Mildred is also survived by Cheryl Jones, Jennifer L. Jones, Samuel Hammer, Donald Jones III, John Wood, Jennifer S. Jones, Kenneth Jones Jr., Kelly Jones, Shauntae, Jones and Michial Jones. Mildred is preceded in death by her father Dan Elliott. Beloved wife, mother and granny. The family invites friends to attend funeral service Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 12:00 noon at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento.