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Sonoma County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection

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Date: Sunday, 22 May 2011, at 2:27 a.m.

WALKER, Floyd J. Passed away on Monday, September 6, 1999 in Santa Rosa. Dearly beloved husband of Esther H. Walker of Santa Rosa; beloved father of Patricia E. Yeckel and her husband Jim of Trabuca Canyon; also survived by three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A native of Chicago, Illinois, age 85 years. A resident of Santa Rosa since 1947, he was actively involved in numerous volunteer activities until the time of his death. A past Noble Grand and longtime member of Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Lodge No. 53, as well as the Encampment, past District Deputy Grand Master and past Grand Guardian of the Grand Lodge of California I.O.O.F., a member of Oakleaf Rebekah Lodge No. 74 of Santa Rosa and a member of the Retired Employees Association of PG&E. A dedicated family man, he was a sports enthusiast and, in his youth, an amateur boxer in Chicago. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa with Officers of the Santa Rosa I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 53 and Steve Vossbrink officiating. Private interment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Off Fellows Home Building Fund, P.O. Box 2669, Saratoga, CA 95070 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES.

SEILER, Robert Henry Passed away on September 7, 1999 in Santa Rosa. Husband of Xandra; Father of Debbie Miller and Gary Seiler. Also survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Jacquelyn Miller. A resident of Sonoma County for 14 years and a resident of Oakmont. A native of San Francisco, CA, born July 9, 1924. No services were held per Bob's request. Arrangements under the direction of THE NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CA IN SANTA ROSA.

CAMP, Corinne L. Passed away August 25, 1999. Beloved wife of Gary Bruton of Petaluma. Also survived by her loving daughter Claire Bruton of Petaluma and her aunt, Elsa Nicols of San Francisco. She was active in community mental health programs. Age 53. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 40 Fifth St., Petaluma, with a reception following.

BETTENCOURT, Louis W. Died in Santa Rosa, CA, September 7, 1999, husband of the late Bernadette Bettencourt. Loving father of Julie and her husband, Jeff Brundage of Santa Rosa and Louis Bettencourt of Red Bluff. Grandfather of five. Brother of Paul V. Silva of Monte Rio and the late Shirley Carlson. Son of the late Florence and Ores Montanari. A native of Mill Valley, CA. Age 70 years. Friends are invited to attend the Graveside Service, Tuesday September 14, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn, 7951 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol. Friends are also invited to attend the Vigil Service, Monday evening, September 13, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY - SEBASTOPOL, 301 South Main Street, Sebastopol. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. Memorials are preferred to Medshares Hospice, 2421 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Honor the life of a loved one with a memory. In Memoriam George W. Hunt 1874-1941 $97.50 (30 lines). One column by 2.5 inch space. To place your In Memoriam, call our classified dept. (707) 546-7355.

IN MEMORIAM William Edward Whiteside Dad, we remember you every day and you will always be in our hearts. We love you, Leslie, Will, Fred, Nichole & Emma

ALBERIGI, Margaret F. Beloved wife of 66 years to 97 year old James Alberigi, passed away at Kaiser San Rafael, Thursday, September 9, 1999. Loving mother of James and Michael Alberigi and Marie Gibson; cherished grandmother of Richard, Mark, Gerald, Annette, Catherine and Michael and adored great grandmother of Melissa, Rene, Katherine, Elizabeth and Amanda. Mrs. Alberigi was predeceased by daughters Beverly and Lorraine Alberigi. A native of San Francisco, CA and a Marin County resident of 66 years. Age 89. A retired secretary with the West Marin School District in Pt. Reyes and a 60 year member of the Companion of the Forest of America, Pt. Reyes Circle 1018. Visitation will be Sunday, September 12 from 12 noon-5 p.m. at KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL in Novato. A Vigil Service will be recited at 4 p.m., also on Sunday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Olema. Burial will follow at the Olema Cemetery. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151

REDFORD, Darlene S. Passed away on October 29, 1999 in Santa Rosa. Dearly beloved daughter of Erdeane Redford of Santa Rosa; cherished sister of Denice Ledet and her husband Michael of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Keith Redford and his wife Linda of Santa Rosa. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a former member of the Campion Drill Team and the Moose Lodge Drill Team. Member of the Empire Women's Bowling Association, National Women's Bowling Association and long time member of Holiday Belles Bowling League. A native of Santa Rosa, age 48 years. All her life she had a love for all kinds of cats. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Diabetes Society, 2777 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95403 or to the Lupus Foundation, 17985 Sky Park Circle, Suite J, Irvine, CA 92714.

GULSON, Judith Anne Passed away on November 2, 1999 at the young age of 61 years. She will be loved and greatly missed by her family and many dear friends. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Robert Francis Thayer and Ruth Thayer of Oakland, California. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Richard Gulson; her two children, Bronwen Elizabeth Carlin and Benjamin David Gulson; her son-in-law, J. Scott Carlin; her dearest sister, Roberta Gay Thayer; her loving nephew Robin Laine and her longtime, dearest friend Harriette Sakuma. She is also survived by her precious dog/children, Madeline, LoLo, William and Rufus and her granddog/children; Violet, Penelope and Blanca. Judy was a devoted mother and wife and friend. She was truly the most incredible person on the face of the earth and is irreplaceable. We will miss her forever. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor on November 6, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Kenwood, 9000 Sonoma Highway. All are welcome to attend. Donations may be made in her memory to the Kenwood Firemens Association, Kenwood Fire Explorer Program or The Jack Russell Rescue Society. Arrangements by Lafferty & Smith.

RYAN, Patrick W. Passed away in Santa Rosa on Monday, November 1, 1999. Dearly beloved husband of Mary Ryan; beloved father of Patrick E. Ryan and Noreen M. Ryan; dear brother of Vincent E. Ryan and his wife Marianne and loving uncle of their children Mark P. Ryan, Kristin M. Gibbons and her husband Timothy, Colleen T. Van Dyke and her husband Michael, Andrea S. Ryan and her husband Michael Widmer and Stephanie J. Ryan and Eugene Keane and his wife Helen and their children Brian and Brendan Keane. A native of Detroit, Michigan, age 63 years. He received his BA and MA Degrees in English Literature from Adams State College in Colorado with further studies at University College in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Ryan was a State Farm agent for 23 years in the San Jose area. Prior to serving in the insurance industry he was a collegiate football coach at Holy Cross, Trinity University and New Mexico State. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, CO. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph of Cupertino Catholic Church, 10110 North De Anza Blvd., Cupertino with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz. Evening Vigil Services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 6:00 p.m. at the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa.

DRAGOMAN, Maureen Patricia Marvier Passed away in Santa Rosa on November 2, 1999. She is survived by her husband Lynn Dragoman of Santa Rosa; four children, Sherri Tregaskis, Denise Grove, Lynn Dragoman Jr. and Lori Puthuff; four grandchildren, Christi and Ryan Grove, Jenna Tregaskis and Amber Puthuff. Also survived by brothers, Anthony Marvier, Phillip Marvier, Lawrence Marvier and Michael Marvier. A native of San Francisco, CA. Age 60 years. She was a graduate of Mercy High School, San Francisco, Class of 1958. Maureen was a resident of Santa Rosa for the past 40 years. As a homemaker, she truly was a devoted wife and dedicated mother to her four children. She was involved in many school activities at San Miguel and Mark West Schools. Maureen was a Brownie Leader for Konocti Girl Scout Council and an avid gardener. She battled breast cancer for the past ten years with her strong will to survive. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated Friday, November 5, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral, 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. Private inurnment. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to Memorial Hospice, 558 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Arrangements under the care of DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY.

MANDELL, Vada D. Passed away in Santa Rosa, November 3, 1999. Loving wife of the late Jerome Mandell. Beloved mother of Kim, Kevin and Kelly Mandell all of Santa Rosa. She is survived by three sisters, one brother and three grandchildren. A native of Nebraska, age 66. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at her residence. A Private Family Entombment Service will be held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired donations in her memory may be made to Memorial Hospice, 558 B St., Santa Rosa, CA. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, directors.

SIMONSON, David L. Died accidentally in Placerville, CA, Sunday, October 31, 1999. Dearly beloved son of Flo Simonson of Petaluma and Dave Simonson of Petaluma. Loving brother of Brenda Simonson of Post Falls, Idaho. Adored grandson of Octavia Backman of Petaluma. Beloved nephew of Paul and Marilyn Simonson of Petaluma, Diane and Ron Cutler of Sebastopol, Peggy Lockhart of Petaluma, Elaine Townsend of Alabama, Stan and Sheila Backman of Martinez. Also survived by numerous cousins. A native of Killeen, Texas. Age 31 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service, Sunday, November 7, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Ave. and Keokuk St., Petaluma. Friends may visit at the mortuary on Saturday, November 6, 1999 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Interment will be Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma. The family prefers memorials be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952.

FALL, Barbara Jane Passed away peacefully in the company of her family on November 1, 1999 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born October 17, 1918 in Portland, OR, she graduated from Washington High School with honors from Oregon Institute of Technology and courses in comtometer operation. She did office work in various companies in Portland, OR until 1941. She then married Harry Fall in Aurora, IL and moved to Peoria and Morton, IL where she raised their two daughters. She was a loving wife and mother, known for her kindness with everyone. She was a Girl Scout Leader for several years and a volunteer with a women's auxiliary. She lived then in Tokyo, Japan and was a Red Cross Volunteer in a Tokyo US military hospital. Moving to Santa Rosa in 1980 she served as a Sonoma County Park docent in Jack London State Park and a volunteer for Volunteer Wheels. She loved her grandchildren, gardening, exercising and hiking. Survivors are her loving husband Harry; her daughters, Mrs. Jacqueline Reuling of Forestville and Mrs. Pamela Peterson of Oakland; her four grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua, Alan and Whitney. Friends of the family are invited to a Memorial Service on November 20, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Roses. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Santa Rosa Symphony or to Jack London State Park. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, directors.

STERNGOLD, Claudia A. Accidentally in Glen Ellen, October 30, 1999. She was the loving mother of McKenna Elise and Morgan Nicole Sterngold; beloved daughter of Margaret Sterngold Lee and Don Lee of Healdsburg and John Corr of Santa Cruz; dearest sister of Emily Sterngold, Joel King, Jedediah and Zachary Sterngold, Dylan Corr, Pamela and Sherry Lee; dearest granddaughter of Anne Huser. Also survived by her uncle Robert Huser, her beloved fiancee Michael Ledson and a host of loving friends. She was a 1987 graduate of Willits High School. Friends may pay their respects Wednesday and Thursday November 3rd and 4th, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at FRED YOUNG & COMPANY, Funeral Directors, 24 Matheson St., Healdsburg. You are also invited to attend the funeral services in the mortuary chapel, 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999. Inurnment will be private. Donations in Claudia's memory to a trust fund for her daughters may be made to: Bank of the West, Account #174-25003, 450 Center St., Healdsburg, CA 95448. For further info please call FRED YOUNG & COMPANY, Funeral Directors 433-3329 or 894-2540.

HOBBS, Jeannie P. Passed away in Santa Rosa on October 30, 1999. Loving mother of Drew Ellis Jackson, beloved daughter of Gerald Blancett and Lorene Blancett and cherished darling sister of Lori Blancett. She was 33 years old. Jeannie's heart of gold and precious personality will be deeply missed by her family and friends. There will be a private service on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL.

LEMOS RUIZ, Lupe V. Died in Santa Rosa, October 31, 1999. Loving wife of the late Antonio Ruiz. Loving mother of Louie Lemos of Santa Rosa, Antonio Lemos of Santa Rosa and Yolanda Lemos of San Diego. Beloved sister of Gaspar Vasquez, Sofia Hernandez and Maria Elena Martinez all of Pacomio, CA. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Los Alamitos, CA. Age 73 years. A member of Resurrection Parish. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Resurrection Parish commencing at 10:00 a.m. Vigil Rite Services will be held Friday evening, at 7:00 p.m. at the EGGEN & LANCE MORTUARY. Friends may pay their respects after 12 noon Friday. Interment Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Diabetes Society of Sonoma County, 2777 Cleveland Ave., #101, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

BRYANT, Harold C. Died on November 1, 1999 in Petaluma, CA. Loving husband of Geraldine Bryant of Petaluma. Beloved father of Elizabeth Dallas of Petaluma. Devoted grandfather of Kathy Price and her husband Tony of Petaluma. Cherished great grandfather of Nicole Bauer of Petaluma. Brother of Lois Lemon of KA. Half-brother of Alvin Bryant of FL, Frances Tomlin of NC, Bobbie Crossley and Evelyn Prince both of SC. Mr. Bryant was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. The State of California employed Mr. Bryant as a Parole Counselor at the San Quentin State Prison. He was 81 years old and a native of Greenville, SC. Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, CA on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA or to a favorite charity. Arrangements under the direction of PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma, CA.

LYDON, Ruth I. A longtime resident of Windsor, passed away October 28, 1999 in Sebastopol. She was predeceased by her husbands James J. Lydon Sr. and Hector Cano, also by her son Christopher T. Lydon. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law James and Peggy Lydon of Windsor, Paul and Debbie Lydon of Santa Rosa; her beloved grandchildren Amy, Ashley, and Jordan Lydon; all her dear friends and numerous pets. A retired aide with the Social Services Dept. of Sonoma County. A native of Oakland. Age 71 years. Friends are invited to attend graveside inurnment services Friday, November 5, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh District Cemetery, Windsor. For further info please call FRED YOUNG & CO., HEALDSBURG, 433-3329 or 894-2540.

KIRICHENKO, Mary Passed away in Santa Rosa on October 28, 1999. She was 85 years old, born in Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Santa Rosa in the late 1930's. She was preceded in death by husband Nicholas Kirichenko, a local contractor, long time companion Fred Francesconi, and son Gary Kirichenko. She is survived by son Dan Kirichenko and daughter Kathie January, daughter-in-law Gay Kirichenko of Santa Rosa, and 3 grandchildren Shari, Kay and Nick and 2 great grandchildren. She has 3 brothers, Al, Bill and Pete Kazakoff and 2 nieces in Oregon. She was a member of the Christian Life Church. She also enjoyed playing bingo twice a week. No formal services will be held. There will be a celebration of her life held at her daughter's home Sunday, November 7, 1999 from 2-6 p.m. For info call 528-7808. NEPTUNE SOCIETY, Funeral Directors.

KENNEDY, Hazel E. Passed away at her home in Ukiah on Saturday, October 30, 1999. It was her 92nd birthday. Survived by granddaughter SuZan Pearce of Flagstaff, AZ; son-in-law Dick Simpson of Ukiah, CA; daughter Joan Simpson of Ukiah, CA; niece Helen June Holmes of Eureka, CA; grandson-in-law Andy Pearce of Flagstaff, AZ; great granddaughter Kyla Pearce of Flagstaff, AZ. Hazel was born in Albion, CA on October 30, 1907. She spent her childhood on the Mendocino coast, moving to Fort Bragg in 1922. She married James Kennedy in 1926. She was a past President and a 50 year member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and with the Republican Women for over 25 years. Services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 141 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, with Pastor David Donnell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Native Daughters of the Golden West Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1803, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Arrangements under the direction of EVERSOLE MORTUARY.

MANZANO, Raymond Frank A third generation Sonoma County resident, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness, on October 31, 1999. He was surrounded by his family who loved him very much. He was 67 years old. Loving husband of Darlene Manzano. Beloved father of Raymond M. Manzano and Stacy (Manzano) Lambertz. Grandfather of David Lambertz (deceased), Alicia Lambertz and Raymond A. Manzano. Preceded in death by his loving mother Linda Albertoni Manzano and his father Frank Manzano. Beloved brother of Dorothy Peck, and nephew of Elsie Albertoni Gilardi. Uncle to Marc Peck, Michael Peck, Kevin Peck. Also survived by numerous cousins. Ray retired from Langendorf Bread Company, where he was a bread driver for thirty-two years. He was an avid golfer, with three holes in one, to his credit. Ray attended Santa Rosa Junior High as well as Santa Rosa High School. He was very athletic. He ran track and participated in pole vaulting. He won numerous medals in both sports. He also played football for Santa Rosa High (Panther Ramblers). After that he went on to play semi pro football for the Petaluma Leghorns, from 1954-1957. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was stationed on Guam and had duty on U.S.S. Hazelwood, which covered the Pacific region. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service in celebration of his life on Friday, November the 5th, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa, CA. In his memory donations can be sent to the Leukemia Society or Home Hospice or your favorite charity.

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