Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Morrison Funeral Chapel, 990 Vintage Ave., for Dennis Flock, who died Monday at his Middletown home. He was 53.
Mr. Flock was graduated from St. Helena High in 1964 and spent most of his life in the Napa Valley, until moving to Middltown eight years ago. At 19 he started a career at Zumwalt Ford, where he became service manager and eventually moved into sales. An avid tournament golfer and bocce player, he was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Mr. Flock is survived by his wife, Estela; their children; Dan of Santa Rosa, Norma and Gabriel of Middletown, and Michael Lynn of Chico; two brothers, Ron of St. Helena and Vern of Napa; a sister, Nina, and friend and brother-in-law, Val. Visitation will be Friday, July 6, from 4-8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Dr. Orville R. Thompson
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Signs Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1720 Finnell Rd., Yountville, for Dr. Orville R. Thompson who died in Portland, Ore., July 7.
Dr. Thompson, 80, was an obstetrician and gynecologist and practiced at the St. Helena Hospital from 1964 to 1974.
Dr. Thompson was born Nov. 16, 1921 to Herbert and Nina Thompson in the home of his maternal grandparents’ just outside Olsburg, Kansas. He was the second of five children. A World War II veteran, he was drafted in 1942 and served overseas until 1945.
After earning a bachelor's degree from Madison College, he attended Loma Linda University Medical School, graduating with the class of 1951. he served a surgical residence in Tacoma Park, Md., and practiced medicine in Loma Linda and Glendale, Calif. from 1956-1964. Over the span of 13 years he and his wife, Mary, adopted six children.
He and his family moved to Tracy in the mid-1970s and lived there until his retirement in 1985. At that time he and his wife, June, moved back to St. Helena, then to Calistoga where they lived for 14 years until her death. He remarried in March 2000 and relocated to Boring, Ore., with his wife, Rosemayne.
He is survived by his wife Rosemayne of Boring, Ore.; children James Thompson, Tricia Robles, Carol Harder, Robert Thompson, Mary Simons, Jerry Thompson and their families; and a nephew, Rick Stimpel, who lived with the family from the age of 10; a sister, Evelyn Aeh, of Kentucky; a brother, Tom, and his wife, Ella Mae, of North Dakota; a brother, Clifford, of Ohio; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and stepchildren Judy Folkenburg, Michael Folkenburg, Brenda Aufderhar, Verna Burden and Wes Burden.
A member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from the time he was a boy, Dr. Thompson was a supporter of the Foothills Adventist Elementary School where donations may be made in his honor, c/o 711 Sunnyside Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574.
A celebration of the life of Karl (Skip) Andreasen will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at 11725 Regio Drive, Dublin.
Mr. Andreasen died Thursday, July 26, in St. Helena with his wife, Bonnie, and their children by his side.
Known for his sense of humor and generous spirit, Mr. Andreasen, was born in San Francisco in 1931. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Kimberly (Dennis), Carrie, Suzanne (Rick) and (Don); grandchildren Jessica, Christine, Bonnie Lee, Benjamin, Gianni and Kayla; and a brother, Milt Andreasen.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. P.O. Box 844, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services were held July 19 at Morrison Funeral Chapel for former Calistoga resident Mazie M. Bagnasco, who died in Greenbrae. She was 88.
Mrs. Bagnasco, the daughter of Perry and Mazie Lawson of Santa Rosa, graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1930. She married Joseph Bagnasco in May 1932, and they were married 45 years at the time of his death in May 1977. For more than 40 years she was a Pacific Bell operator in Calistoga and San Rafael, head of the Campfire Girls of Calistoga, a member of the Methodist Church in both towns and a member of Pacific Telephone Pioneers and belonged to the Eastern Star. She was a 35-year volunteer at Marin General Hospital and at the Marin County Civic Center.
She is survived by a brother, Kenneth Lawson, of Forestville; and sisters Alberta Galleron of St. Helena and Carol Mazzoti of South San Francisco.
She was predeceased by her husband and by her brothers, Perry and Howard Lawson. Burial was at St. Helena Cemetery.
Gilbert E. Duarte
A celebration of life was held July 29 for Gilbert Eugene Duarte, who died July 20, three days short of his 72nd birthday, at his Calistoga home with his children by his side.
Mr. Duarte, born in Oakland in 1929, lived in Napa County for 60 years. He retired from Robert Mondavi Winery in 1987 and worked for the past five years at the Roman Spa in Calistoga. He is survived by his children, Kim Mann, Kip Duarte, Kelly Duarte, Christine (Duarte) Pellhum, Jenise (Duarte) Haner, Wayne Duarte and Cheri Duarte; his mother, Mary Duarte; a brother, Richard; a sister, Dorothy Ruiz; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Duarte, and his father, Manuel Duarte.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society: Relay for Life at the Elise Allen School, Sept. 15 and 16 in memory of Gilbert Duarte for Kaiser Santa Rosa Infusion Center Team.
William C. Plate
A memorial will be held at 1638 Madrona Ave. in St. Helena Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. for William C. Plate, who died July 21 in an aircraft accident in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. He was 54.
Mr. Plate, born in New Orleans, La. in 1946, earned an MBA from Pepperdine in 1971 and founded ArrowGraphics Inc. in San Jose. He is survived by his only daughter, Eleanor Lindsey Plate.
Memorial donations may be made to the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
Margaret J. Warren
A service will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. for Margaret Jessee Warren, who died of heart failure July 27 in St. Helena. Following the service a reception will be held at Meadowood Country Club.
Mrs. Warren, 79, wife of the late James Cleveland Warren, was the daughter-in-law of former California governor and U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, and mother of a San Francisco Superior Court judge.
Born in Sacramento to Bertram and Florence Jessee in 1921, she gained national prominence as a teenage tennis prodigy.
Mrs. Warren earned a bachelor’s degree from UC-Berkeley in 1943. That same year she married James Warren at St. Mary’s Church in San Francisco. Her husband served in the Pacific with the Marine Third Division during World War II. Following the war, the couple moved to Piedmont where they lived until moving to Napa and the Lazy J Ranch in 1959.
For 30 years Mrs. Warren oversaw her husband’s St. Helena real estate firm, James Warren & Son, which specialized in vineyards and wineries. She and her husband were original partners in Freemark Abbey Winery and later Rutherford Hill Winery. She was also the founder of HeHaHo Vineyards of St. Helena and was an original investor in Napa Valley Bank as well as Napa National Bank. She served on the board of James Warren & Son for 12 years.
She and her husband supported the founding of the Napa Valley Land Trust and were instrumental in getting the historic Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve passed by Napa County voters in 1967.
She was a member of the St. Helena Ladies Luncheon Group, Meadowood Country Club, the Berkeley Tennis Club, the Upper Napa Valley Association, Ye Olde Square Dance Groupe and the California Alumni Association.
She was also an ardent supporter of university athletics, and in 1989 established the Margaret Jessee Warren Tennis Scholarship for UC-Berkeley’s women’s tennis team.
Mrs. Warren is survived by three sons, James of San Francisco, Jeffrey of St. Helena and John of Los Angeles; daughters-in-law, Cassandra, Cynthia and Emily; grandchildren Elisabeth, Jessee, Casey, Jeffrey Jr., Margaret Cody, Amanda, Lindsay, Andrew, Christ-opher and Landon.
Memorial donations may be made to The Margaret Jessee Warren Tennis Scholarship Fund, c/o The UC-Berkeley Foundation, 2440 Bancroft Way, #4200, Berkeley CA 94720-4200, or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Lowell W. Stewart
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. at Elmshaven Seventh-day Adventist Church, Deer Park, for Lowell William Stewart, who died Aug. 12 following an auto accident. He was 82.
Mr. Stewart, an Army veteran of World War II, worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on the electrical systems of submarines in the early 1950s.
His interests included photography, ocean fishing expeditions with friends, playing the pipe organ and piano, and building ham radios from scratch.
At the time of his death, he and his wife, Lola, lived in Deer Park where he enjoyed rising early to work in the garden and around the home.
Mr. Stewart, a native of Milton, Ore., who outlived two of his three wives, was first married to Alice Louise Gentry and they had a daughter, Maureen Barnard. His second wife was Bessie Laverne, who had two daughters from a prior marriage, Ramona White and LaVona Allen, now deceased. Following Bessie’s death, Mr. Stewart met and married Lola Snyder, who also had two daughters from a prior marriage, Carol Giordano and Connie Bertolucci.
In addition to his five daughters and his third wife, Mr. Stewart is also survived by a sister, Tola Hasse, and her husband, Ray; a younger brother, Warren Stewart, and his wife, Nancy; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at the Chapel of the Chimes, Napa.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.