Margaret Anna Streight died March 18 at her home in St. Helena. She was 87.
Mrs. Streight was born in Wisconsin and came to California with her husband in 1943, living first in San Mateo and moving to St. Helena in 1971.
She worked for Fred Hunter Real Estate and for Albertazzi Real Estate until 1983. She is survived by three daughters, Margie Lund of Burlingame, Barbara Hellwig of St. Helena and Susan Peterson of Grant’s Pass, Ore.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Edward Frank Hench
Edward Frank Hench died Thursday morning at his home in St. Helena, surrounded by family and friends. He was 83.
Born in 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ed Hench moved with his family to St. Helena in 1936, where his mother’s relatives were well-established. Young Ed quickly adapted to the rural environment, learning to hunt, fish and farm. At their ranch on Fulton Lane, the Hench family regularly played music together, with Ed on the accordion. At St. Helena High School Ed played football and graduated in 1937. After high school, Ed grew grapes with his father, Frank Hench Sr, and worked at the local Purity Market where he was soon promoted to store manager. During WWII, he worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard as an apprentice draftsman.
In 1942, Ed married Margie Kohl, whose father had moved to St. Helena to build the local post office. Ed and Margie worked at Mare Island during the war, and bought their first property, the Manker Ranch on Zinfandel Lane, in St. Helena. They grew grapes and tomatoes, raised chickens, and brought two daughters into the world. Ed also resumed his career with Purity Market and in 1950 opened a liquor store and fish market off Third Street in Napa. A third daughter was born, followed by a son six years later.
Ed returned to Mare Island, working in Naval Architecture with a specialty in metallurgy - the development of alloys for sound dampening on nuclear submarines. Always the outdoors man, Ed became the “wagon master” for Design Division abalone expeditions and campouts at Van Damm State Park in Mendocino. As a farmer, Ed continued growing grapes, walnuts and prunes.
After his wife’s death in 1972, Ed relocated to St. Helena, planting a new vineyard on Mills Lane. He was a member of the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association, and a returning member of the Napa Valley Cooperative Winery. Ed retired from Mare Island and was awarded for his “Superior Performance.”
Despite his healthy lifestyle and physical fitness, Ed developed Alzheimers Disease and experienced several strokes. However, these did not deter his positive attitude and sense of humor. Over the past few years, Ed’s family, friends and caregivers have been inspired by his radiant love and enthusiasm for life. His peaceful nature put others at ease, even at the time of his passing.
Ed is survived by his son, Ed Hench, Jr; daughters, Lani Gerber, Teresa Falcone, and Margee Hench; grandson, Matt Gerber; granddaughters, Winsom Weeks and Molly Gerber; great-grandson, Colton Weeks, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A rosary was said Wednesday, April 30. Burial will be Thursday, May 1, 10 am at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa followed by a funeral service at noon at the St. Helena Catholic Church, and an afternoon reception at Ed’s home in St. Helena.
June Severina Papina
There was a funeral service on April 30 for June Severina Papina, of St. Helena, who died on April 24. She was 89.
Mrs. Papina and both of her parents were born in St. Helena, her grandparents having moved to the city in 1880 where her grandfather was the last foreman at the Bale Grist Mill. In 1931, Mrs. Papina graduated from St. Helena High School.
Mrs. Papina is survived by her son, Fred Papina of Walnut Creek; two brothers, Harold Verozza and Charels Verozza, both of St. Helena; two sisters, Josephine Barfield and Alice Verroza, also of St. Helena; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Papina was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Papina, in 1971.
Arrangements made by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Kittie Marie Fahrig
Memorial services for Kittie Marie Fahrig, who died on April 22, will be held on May 4, at 3 p.m. at her home in Rutherford. She was 60.
Born in St. Helena to Marion and Bertha Stice Fahrig, Ms. Fahrig worked as a CNA for 20 years before graduating from Napa Valley College in 1983 as a registered nurse. Upon graduation, Ms. Fahrig began working at the Veterans Home in Yountville and remained there until her retirement in 2000.
Ms. Fahrig is survived by her mother, Bertha Fahrig of St. Helena; daughters Fara Otterbeck of Cockeysville, Md., and Dawn Otterbeck of Napa; five grandchildren, Stephanie Small of Clovis, Calif., Benkei, Mariko and Kenji O’Sullivan of Molallla, Ore., and Fiona Otterbeck-Norris of Napa; and her former husband, Phillip L. Otterbeck.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements made by Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Delinda “Lin” Andrieux
Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, for for Delinda “Lin” Andrieux, of Calistoga, who died May 6. She was 86.
Born in 1917 to Emmett and Melvina Cramer, Mrs. Andrieux was a graduate of LA Union Academy and later received her Associates Degree in teaching from LaSierra College in Riverside. Mrs. Andrieux was a member of Calistoga Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a Pathfinder for over 25 years, as well as past director of the group, was involved in Dorcas and volunteered for Neighborhood Tables.
Mrs. Meyer is suvived by her children Dorleen Gosnell of Jackson, Mich., Elizabeth Driver of Chico, Calif., Melivina Andrews of Perris, Calif., Alfred Andrieux of Days Creek, Ore., Virginia Wilson of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Les Andrieux of Angwin; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Andrieux’s husband, Alfred, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in Mrs. Andrieux’s memory to Neighborhood Tables, C/O PUC Church, 1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, Calif. 94508.
Arrangements made by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Benjamin Henry Hardister
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 15, at Duggan’s Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa St., Sonoma, at 2 p.m. for Benjamin Henry Hardister, who died on May 11. He was 82.
Former owner of Quinta Chief Farms in Pope Valley, Mr. Hardister was a World War II veteran, having served in the army, was a custom home-builder, real estate developer, horse rancher, and entrepreneur. Born in the Midwest, Mr. Hardister was raised in San Francisco and was a former member of the Napa County Mounted Sheriff Posse, Napa and Sonoma Valley Boys Clubs and the Santa Rosa and Napa Elks Lodges.
Mr. Hardister is survived by his first wife, Josephine Hardister; second wife, Nikkei Hardister; sons, Donald and Chester Hardister of Sonoma; daughter, Carol Bambury of Sonoma; five grandchildren; brothers Dave, Don and Pete Hardister; and many nieces and nephews.
H. Lucile Meyer
Private services are being held for H. Lucile Meyer, resident of Angwin, who died on May 6. She was 87.
Born in 1915 in Illinois to Harry Lynn and Della Alice Thompson Johnson, Mrs. Meyer attended Glendale High School and Junior College, La Sierra College, Riverside, and graduated from Pacific Union College in 1959 with a triple major in English, History and Biblical Languages. Mrs. Meyer was a descendant of the Mayflower and has been a member of the Pacific Union College Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1949.
Mrs. Meyer is survived by her husband of 61 years, Warren L. Meyer of Angwin; a son, George Meyer of Angwin; two grandchildren, Joshua Meyer of San Francisco and Rachel Meyer of Angwin; two nieces and one nephew. Mrs. Meyer’s brother and parents preceded her in death.
Arrangements made by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
A memorial service will be held at Aetna Springs Golf Course Saturday, May 18, for Kenneth “Pops” O’Rourke who died May 8 in Clearlake. He was 81.
A native of Kyle, N.D., Mr. O’Rourke was a plasterer for 37 years, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of the Clearlake VFW Post No. 2337, of the Napa VFW Post No. 9337 and of the Plaster and Cement Mason Union, Vallejo.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice, of Clearlake; sons Lewis, Kevin, Kenneth, LaVerne and Terry, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Jones and Lewis Clearlake Memorial Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 13 at St. Theresa Church in Oakland for Josephine K. Stefanetti who died in St. Helena May 6. She was 93.
Mrs. Stefanetti, a native of Sicily, came to the United States through Ellis Island. She spent her childhood in Venice, Calif., and lived in Los Angeles with her husband and children, moving to the Bay Area in 1954.
She was active in the St. Theresa’s church and the I.C.F., as well as a member of Providence Hospital Guild in Oakland.
She is survived by sons Henry and Charles Stefanetti; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Hospital Guild or the I.C.F.
Arrangements by Albert Brown Mortuary.
Marinus Van den Bogaard
A memorial service was held May 11 at the Angwin Village church for Marinus C. Van den Bogaard who died May 8 in St. Helena Hospital following a short illness. He was 78.
Mr. Van den Bogaard was born in the Dutch East Indies and came to the United States in 1960. He worked at the St. Helena Hospital for 28 years.
He was a member of Angwin Village church and helped out the neighborhood table.
He is survived by his wife, Henriette, of Pope Valley; two daughters, Mary Wells of Napa and Lisa Cazza of Concord; four grandchildren; two sisters and two stepbrothers.
Arrangements by Richard Pierce Funeral Service.
Velda F. Woods
A funeral service will be held May 20 in Cheyenne, Wyo., for Velda F. Woods, who died at St. Helena Hospital May 11. A memorial service will be held locally at a later date.
Mrs. Woods, 94, and a native of Nebraska, earned a registered nursing degree in 1928 in Boulder, Colo. She first married Wesley Schrader and they ran the family business, Schrader Funeral Home, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
For 11 years she was director of admissions at the Portland Adventist Hospital in Portland, Ore.. She later married Dr. Harry E. Hein, a professor at Pacific Union College, who died in 1981. Her third husband, Dr. Cecil L. Woods, died in 1997.
Mrs. woods was a member of the Pacific Union College Seventh-day adventist Church, the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church and a volunteer at the St. Helena Hospital.
She is survived by her stepchildren, Marvin Schrader of Cheyenne and Mildred Hunter of Salem, Ore.; Marilyn Wileman of Dinuba, Calif., Beverly Moody of Alaska, and Lois Marie Hurst of Sand Point, Id.; 20 stepgrandchildren, 23 stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three stepchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Three Adventist Broadcast Network, P.O. Box 220, Frankfort, Ill. 62896-0220.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.