Anna M. Krohn
Anna M. Krohn died at her Santa Rosa home Sunday May 12.
She is survived by her husband, Victor Krohn; a daughter, Karen Mannix of Santa Rosa; sons Dr. Robert Mannix of St. Helena and James Krohn of Chicago, Ill., and grandchildren Janie and Jonathan Shelton and Haley Mannix.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, for Withrow Leonard who died at San Francisco General Hospital May 19 after collapsing at a San Francisco Giants game. He was 83.
Mr. Leonard, a 34-year resident of Angwin until moving to Napa in 1994, worked for Pacific Union College from 1960 to 1984 when he retired and started a painting business.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joy Withrow; sons Leonard D. Withrow, Douglas Withrow and Robert Withrow; a daughter, Kathleen Withrow; a brother, Robert Withrow; a sister, Hazel Nissen; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation at Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, Napa, is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, from noon to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Napa Adventist Junior Academy, Student Worthy Fund, 2201 Pine St., Napa, CA 94559.
Arrangements by Richard Pierce Funeral Service.
Edward B. Strong
Edward B. Strong
Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Helena for Edward Beleney Strong, who died May 9 at the UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after an extended illness. He was 81.
Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the oldest child of Edward Bebe and Marie Beleney Strong.
Mr. Strong’s career in orthopedic design, manufacture and sales took him to Spain, Portugal, Venezuela, Columbia and other underdeveloped countries. He retired in 1993 but remained active as a consultant to rehabilitative centers across the country.
Mr. Strong was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping and hunting. He was inquisitive and had a great interest in reading and cooking. He often frequented the St. Helena Library to stay current on national and international affairs, and to keep up with his favorite military novelists.
He is survived by his wife, Janet, of St. Helena; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Beisner of Newport Beach, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Sandy Strong; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan and Aaron Strong, all of Davis.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Strong Family Trust at the St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. in St. Helena Cemetery for Pauline Weber, a former St. Helena resident who died in December in Chadron, Neb. She was 90.
Mrs. Weber, was born in Weston, Mo., in 1911. She had lived in St. Helena from 1960 to 1989 before moving to Nebraska to be closer to her daughter, Donna Howard of Chadron.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Weber is survived by her sons, Ronald Weber of Chadron and Jerry Weber of Oregon, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a daughter.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chadron Senior Citizen Center, c/o Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Patsy Gilman Wood
Interment will be in the Wheeler family plot at St. Helena Cemetery for Patsy Gilman Wood, who died May 15 in St. Helena. She was 87.
Mrs. Wood was born April 8, 1915 in Oakland, Calif., and lived in St. Helena on property that has been in her family since 1871.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters Hildi Vieira of Los Altos, Sherry O'Brien and Carole Morgan of Las Vegas; a son, Peter Jensvold, of Morrisville, Vermont; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A son, George Wood, of St. Helena, died in 1993.
A college scholarship at St. Helena High School is being established in Mrs. Wood's memory. Donations may be made to the Patsy Gilman Wood Memorial Fund and sent to Carole Morgan, 8932 Rainbow Ridge Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89117
Velda F. Woods
A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 2, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1777 Main St., for Velda F. Woods, who died at St. Helena Hospital May 11.
Mrs. Woods, 94, was a native of Nebraska. She 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, Ind.; 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.
Hong Thi Duong
Services were held Sunday, May 20, at Pacific Union College Youth Chapel for Hong Thi Duong, who died May 14, at St. Helena Hospital. She was 48.
Mrs. Duong was born Nov. 10, 1952, to Duong Thoi and Nguyen De in Vietnam. She moved to the United States 24 years ago. Mrs. Duong made a career as a flight attendant for United Airlines, and was active in the Association of Flight Attendants.
She is survived by her parents, Duong Thoi and Nguyen De, of Angwin; husband Rodney Davis of Novato; sons Stuart and Levi Davis of Angwin; a brother and sister-in-law, Trang and Phuong Duong of Granite Bay; and a brother, Cac Duong, of San Jose. Arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena
Anna Marie Lukens
A memorial service will be held today, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the PUC Youth Chapel, Angwin, for Anna Marie Lukens of Angwin, who died May 16 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 86.
Mrs. Lukens worked at St. Helena Hospital as an RN before becoming a private duty nurse for many years. She and her husband, Dr. Dick Lukens, moved to the area after missionary duty in the Philippines. She took pride in her manufacturing of religious teaching materials for children all over the world.
Mrs. Lukens was attending Pacific Union College Adventist Church as well as the Village Church of Angwin.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by daughters Dixie Firman of Palm Desert and Betty Lukens of Rohnert Park; a son, Rick Lukens, of Weimar, Calif.; a brother, Harold Jones, of Simi Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held May 18 at St. Helena Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel, St.Helena
Funeral services were held May 18 at Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena, for Elizabeth “Betty” McNeal Resendez, who died Tuesday at Marlinda Convalescent Hospital. She was 89.
Mrs. Resendez had lived in the Napa Valley since 1971. She moved here from Chicago, Ill., where she serv-ed the state of Illinois for 18 years as a police officer.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 20 years, John; two sons, Stanley Tufo of Apple Valley, Calif., and John David Tufo Sr. of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.
Cremation arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena.
Capt. Oliver Eisan
Remembering Capt. Oliver Eisan missing in action, Jan. 6, 1945
On Jan. 6, 1945, Capt. Oliver Eisan, navigator of the B-29 “Rush Order,” ordered his crew to bomb its target in Omura, Japan. Minutes later, his plane and other B-29’s from the 20th Air Force were attacked by enemy aircraft and Capt. Eisan’s bomber became engulfed in flames. The crew radioed their intent to bail out and 15 to 20 miles southeast of the port of Nagasaki the airplane was seen in a vertical dive as it entered the 12,000-foot cloud ceiling. No parachutes were seen.
Before the United States entered the war, Capt. Eisan, a St. Helena native and a 1936 graduate of St. Helena High School, had studied to become a pharmacist while working in Walter Mezner’s drug store, now Smith’s Pharmacy.
He enlisted as a cadet in the Army before transferring to the Army Air Corps, where he became a lieutenant. He was a navigator of the first B-29 to land in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. For this he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, along with a promotion to captain, for a successful navigation into the newest front in the war against Japan. Capt. Eisan was in a newsreel from the CBI theater which was shown at the Roxy (now the Cameo Cinema).
It has been more than 56 years since his family received a war department telegram that read, in part: “It is with deepest regrets that I write this letter concerning your son, Captain Oliver B. Eisan...”
Although Eisan remains listed as missing in action, his family never gave up hope that he would someday return.