Cerina R. Vollmer
Cerina Renee Vollmer died May 28, 2001, in a traffic accident on Highway 21 in Solano County. She was 21.
She was born in San Diego and attended schools in Los Angeles and La Crosse, Wis., before moving to Benicia, where she graduated from Benicia High School. She later attended Napa Valley College, where she was an honors student.
She was attending UC Davis and majoring in community and regional development. She was also an employee at 24 Hour Fitness in Davis.
She enjoyed playing the piano and clarinet, music of all types, helping people and her family. She lived her life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Walter Wozowick and John Vollmer Sr.
She is survived by her parents, Sandra and Ted Vollmer of Benicia; her brother, Joshua; her grandmothers, Joan Wozowick of San Diego and Virginia Vollmer of Monument, Colo.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Benicia, 1055 Southampton Road, Benicia. The Revs. Scott Vollmer and Scott Henning will preside.
Arrangements are being handled by Passalacqua Funeral Chapel in Benicia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cerina Vollmer Trust Fund, Bank of the West, 1001 First St., Benicia, CA 94510.
Norman W. Frazier
Norman Walter Frazier, a research entomologist in the UC Berkeley Department of Entomology, died May 29, 2001, after a long illness. Born Jan. 28, 1907, in Berkeley, he was 94.
He was raised in the Glen Ellen area on a working ranch and moved as a teen to the Bay Area to attend University High School in Oakland. Upon graduation in 1924, he enrolled at UC Berkeley but later withdrew to play trumpet in a local dance band. This was followed by a stint with Hills Bros. Coffee Co., where he worked in advertising, and a period of time in which he assisted his brothers in the operations of his family's ranch. He eventually returned to his studies at UC Berkeley and proceeded to receive his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. He was employed at UC Berkeley as a technical assistant while studying for his Ph.D., but upon receiving his degree, he joined the university as an associate at their Woodlake experimental station where he remained until he transferred back to the Berkeley campus in 1947.
He met his wife of 54 years, Marian Harrison Frazier, in 1945, during one of his frequent visits to Berkeley where they were introduced by mutual friends. Married in October 1946, they lived in Woodlake briefly until their return to Berkeley, where they settled and raised two daughters.
Frazier was a member of UC Berkeley's Department of Entomology until his retirement 31 years later. Early in his career, his research focused on Pierce's disease and California aster yellows on grapevines, particularly studying the leafhopper as a vector of these viruses, which evolved into a deep, career-long interest in a broad range of strawberry plant viruses and their vectors. He was a well-published, nationally and internationally recognized authority on strawberry diseases, although he also investigated and wrote on diseases on small fruits and vegetables, in addition to those of the grapevine.
Two years after his retirement in 1974, he and his wife moved to Davis. Frazier continued working in his field at UC Davis on a grant basis, contributing his time, knowledge and expertise to the Nematology Department. It was his abiding commitment to always be a contributor in a useful capacity for as long as possible, and he remained involved with UC Davis as a consultant at the Bohart Museum and the Arboretum until the age of 88. He was a member of the Entomological Society of America, the American Phytopathological Society, Sigma Xi and the Pacific Coast Entomological Society.
In Davis, he and Marian were members of the Davis Community Church, the Bohart Museum, the Senior Center and were Friends of the Davis Arboretum. He was particularly noted for his colorful flower garden and lush vegetable crops, both of which were lifetime hobbies. He was also an enthusiastic devotee of swing and Dixieland music.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Wendell and Claren Frazier.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; two daughters, Jean Graving and her husband, Jon of Hazen, N.D., and Barbara Holderreed and her husband, Glenn of Davis; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Michael Holderreed; sister-in-law, Maybelle Frazier; two nieces and three nephews.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Bohart Museum, UC Regents, Attention: Carmen Peterson, Department of Entomology, UC Davis, ¼1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616 or the UC Berkeley Alumni Association, Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720-7520 or to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.
John W. Kilkenny Jr.
John Watson "Watsie" Kil-kenny, Jr. died in Dixon on June 4, 2001. Born in Sacramento on July 1, 1931, he was 69.
He owned and operated the Farmers Exchange in Dixon for more than 40 years and Merle Norman Cosmetics of Davis for 15 years. He served on the board of directors for the First Northern Bank of Dixon from 1979 to 1996 and was a member of the Dixon Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Barbara K. Kilkenny of Dixon; children, Timothy Kil-kenny and his wife Cindy Kil-kenny of Dixon, Mark W. Kilkenny and his wife Connie of Bend, Ore., Shannon C. Kilkenny of Bolinas, Roy E. Spicer III of Woodland, and Robert A. Spicer and his wife Sarah McBride of Dixon; grandchildren, Brandy Kilkenny, Candice Kilkenny and Blayne Kilkenny, all of Dixon, and Michelle Kilkenny and her husband Nick Flores and Karen Kilkenny, all of Bend, Ore.; sister, Karen A. Boll and her husband Clem Boll of Placerville; sister-in-law, Pamela A. Tulley and her husband Charles Tulley of Davis; and brother-in-law, Steve Marks and his wife Anne (Muvvie) Marks of Woodland.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adella Marks Kilkenny in 1973.
There will be a visitation on Thursday at 6 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at noon at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Dixon. Father John Boll of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Woodland and Father Maurice O'Brien of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Dixon will preside.
Interment will follow at the Silveyville Cemetery in Dixon.
Contributions can be made in his name to Yolo Hospice, PO Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617.
Helen M. Sumner
Helen M. Sumner died May 30, 2001, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1909, in Woodland, she was 91.
She was a registered nurse who worked at the Cowell Student Health Center at UC Davis for many years. She lived in Davis for the last 61 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorman Sumner. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Foster and her husband Don of Davis, and a brother, Harold Schaeffer of Woodland.
Those who wish to make memorial contributions may direct them to St. John's Retirement Village Memorial Fund, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695, or to the donor's favorite charity.
Mabel E. Hamilton
Mabel E. Hamilton died May 26, 2001, at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1906, to the late Orringe and Grace (Foltz) Webster, near West Terra Haute, Ind., she was 94. She suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases for the last seven years of her life.
She graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1923 from Fayette Township High School. She married Archie Hamilton on Dec. 13, 1924. They engaged in farming for many years. They were married for more than 65 years, before Archie died on May 3, 1990.
She was a member of the Libertyville, Ind., Church of Christ and was housemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening and doing crossword puzzles and word games. She and her husband traveled extensively to visit their children and grandchildren. They were members of Western Horseman's Clubs in Indiana and Illinois.
She came to Woodland in 1996 to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and George Aeikens. She is survived by them, as well as her son, Robert Hamilton and his wife Margie of West Terra Haute, Ind.; and daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Don Welker of Round Tock, Texas.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Susan Hulbert of Edgewood, Wash., Becky Lierman of Filer, Idaho, Jeff Ruszler of Vallejo, Patty Smith of Woodinville, Wash., Karen Decker of Indianapolis, Ind., and Julie Shannon of Tiburon; her great-grandchildren, Brian and Jared Lierman of Filer, Idaho, Matt Hulbert of Bellevue, Wash., Me-linda Wilson of Orlando, Fla., Theresa Wilson of Woodinville, Wash., Kristin, Kara, Katie and Kyla Decker of Indianapolis, and Tyson and Lanelle Ruszler of Vallejo; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Doyne Eskridge of Newburgh, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; her granddaughter, Loretta Welker in 1971; and her sister, Kathleen Cox on May 12, 2001.
Services and interment were held at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, Ind., on June 2.
Memorials may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617; St. John's Retirement Village, Inc. or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital, both located at 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695; St. John's United Church of Christ, Memorial Fund, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, CA 95695; Al-zheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, CA 95825; Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California, 2717 Cottage Way, Suite 3, Sacramento, CA 95825, or your favorite local charity.
Charles G. Berger
Charles Glen Berger, known to all as Glen, died July 30, 2000, at the age of 83. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1916.
His mother died when he was 5 and the family moved to Oregon, where he attended public schools and Oregon State University. He worked in logging, steel, trucking and retail jobs until moving to Los Angeles in 1940.
He met his wife of 53 years, Virginia Nu–ez, while they were employed as machinists at Lockheed Aircraft during World War II. The family grew to include three children in the next 10 years. During that time, he worked at Lockheed during the night and as a tile and marble setter during the day to support his family.
The family moved to Davis in 1959, where the children attended Davis public schools and Glen worked for Fisher Tile Co. in Sacramento. In 1973, he became a licensed contractor and was self-employed in and around Davis until his retirement in 1981.
He will be remembered for his love of his family, his signature pride in his trade, his membership and service in the Davis Lions Club, his love of woodworking and gardening and for his wisdom, which was often delivered in the form of humorous observation based on decades of bemused marveling at human excess and folly.
Glen is survived by his wife, Virginia; brother, Robert of The Dalles, Ore.; daughter, Kathryn Muhs; two sons, Paul of Seattle and Richard of Oakland; two grandchildren, Sam and Alea Muhs; and a nephew, Tim Connolly of Washington, D.C.
Arrangements for the funeral are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St., in Davis.
Frances L. Stafford
Frances Louise Stafford, a 55-year resident of Davis, died July 30, 2000, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. Born April 4, 1911, in Idaho, she was 89 years old.
She and her family came to Sacramento when she was 12 years old. She attended schools in Sacramento, including Sacramento City College, before graduating from UC Berkeley. Upon graduation, she returned to Sacramento where she worked for the state until she married Dr. Eugene Marshall Stafford in 1940.
In 1945, the couple came to Davis, when Stafford joined the faculty at UC Davis. They lived on Miller Drive in Davis from 1954 to 1998. In 1998 she moved to Covell Gardens, where she lived until February of this year, when she moved to the University Retirement Community in West Davis.
She was a member of the University Farm Circle at UC Davis.
Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Stafford of Oakland.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. Burial will be private at the Davis Cemetery.
Inez E.S. Bender
Inez Electa Stephens Bender died July 27, 2000, at her daughter's home in Woodland. Born in Ellis, Kan., on June 19, 1908, to Cyrus Lawrence and Anna Electa Stephens, she was 92.
She came to California as a child with her parents and brothers to settle in Esparto. The family returned to Kansas several times and upon the death of Inez's mother in 1914 they remained in the Esparto and Woodland area.
She attended Woodland schools and was baptized at the Woodland Methodist Church. She often talked of her Bible School teacher, Mrs. Lawson, and the hours spent in her home, which is now located in Faria Park.
She was a homemaker all of her adult life. She was a member of the Esparto Countryside Community Church, the Church Auxiliary and the Ruth Circle. She was also a 4-H leader and a member of the National Foundation of the March of Dimes for many years. She enjoyed her home, playing cards, walking the ocean beaches, camping and traveling.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Russell and her husband Dick of Capay Valley, JoAnn Pratt, Shirley Fields and her husband Bill of Woodland, Judy Karlstad and her husband Cordell of Esparto and Sharon Hall and her husband Ray Collium of Sacramento.
She is also survived by her granddaughters, Janet Jaworski and her husband Pete of Fairfax, Va., Cathy Karlstad of Los Angeles and Kelly Karlstad of Santa Barbara; her stepdaughter, Norma Schwartz and her family of The Dalles, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving friend and caregiver, Josie Nickell and her family of Woodland.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1967, her son Fred Marion Bender in 1992 and her brothers Clyde, Verden, Gilbert, Don and Hugh.
Visitation was held Monday at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors. Graveside services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto. A gathering to celebrate her life was held immediately following the service at the Country Villa Estates Mobile Park Clubhouse.
Memorials may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014, or to the charity of one's choice.
Mark C. Clark
Mark C. Clark died at his Davis home on Aug. 29, 2000. Born in Snyder, Texas, on July 25, 1948, he was 52.
He played trombone in the U.S. Army Band when he was stationed at Fort Ord. He worked for many years as a computer/telephone consultant and technician in the greater Sacramento and Davis area.
Clark enjoyed many hobbies such as hiking, playing the guitar, singing, photography, auto racing and football, but his one love was attending San Francisco Giants baseball games. This year he became a season ticket holder for the Sacramento River Cats.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Clark.
He is survived by his wife Dianne, sons Lonnie of Orangevale and Andrew of Davis, daughter Kelly Pettit and son-in-law OS3 Jason Pettit of Hawaii, grandson Jeremiah Clark, father Henry Clark, mother, Virginia Clark of Snyder, Texas, sister Marcia Brown of Fredericksburg, Texas, and many other family members and friends.
Those who knew him will remember and miss his quick wit and great sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 785 Elmwood Drive. The family would like any remembrances or donations to go to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616.
Norman M. Andrews
Norman "Andy" Monroe Andrews died Nov. 17, 2001, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 83 years old.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Fayette, Mo. to Walter and Gussie Andrews. He graduated from Fayette High School and moved to Davis in 1937, where he lived on the same street for the past 64 years. He met the love of his life, Muriel, also known as "Myrt," in 1942. They were married on Feb. 27, 1943, and were inseparable for the past 58 years. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked in the agronomy and range science department at UC Davis for 36 years, retiring in 1980. During his working years he was a volunteer firefighter for the UC Davis Fire Department. He was a 50-year veteran and 50-year member of the Quarter Century Club.
He had been an avid bowler for many years, a member of the ABT and a partner in the 500 Club. One of his favorite pastimes was restoring antique engines, which earned him many awards. He was honored in 1999 by being chosen as the grand marshal for Old Historic Davis Days.
He loved Davis and the people. He also loved to walk and could be seen daily making his way through town, stopping at his favorite pastry shop, Konditorei, for coffee. He was a friend to all he met. Though he and his wife had no children of their own, he helped to raise numerous family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger Norris Andrews.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel; his faithful companion, Snowball; his sister-in-law, Eleanor; and his niece, Connie Mamer and her children, Troy and Pam, and their families. Other survivors include close friend and longtime co-worker Bob Buckman and wife his Audrey, as well as many more family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.
Emmett E. Heidrick
Emmett Elliott Heidrick died Nov. 19, 2001, in his Woodland home. He was 78 years old.
He was born on May 28, 1923, in the "old" Woodland Hospital to Andrew and Wildah (Harrison) Heidrick, who predecease him and who had been part of the original pioneering families of the Sacramento Valley, coming to Woodland in the 1850s.
Heidrick was extremely active in agricultural and community activities in the Yolo County area, where he lived his entire life. A life member of the Fraternal Order of Elks, Lodge #1299 of Woodland, he also served as a Plainfield school board member from 1955-1968 and was the representative and director of the Yolo ASCS Committee for 12 years, a director of the California Beet Growers Association District 4 for 12 years, a member of Woodland's Carlton Club and was a longtime member of the Yolo Tale-Enders recreational vehicle group.
He especially enjoyed traveling all over the North American continent with his wife in their RV, including such destinations as Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years and four months to the day, Mildred (Moseley) Heidrick; his sons, David Heidrick and Jim Heidrick and his wife Terry, all of Woodland; and his daughters, Diane H. Good of Ventura and Karen L. Heidrick of Chula Vista. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy Heidrick and his wife Julie, Mark Heidrick and his wife Crystal and Todd Heidrick, all of Colusa; Michelle and Jedd Ward, Katherine and Neal Abele, Kelly and James Reed and Jennifer Heidrick, all of Woodland; Adam and Christina Good of Santa Clarita, David Good of Chico and Jimmy Good of Ventura; his great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Owen Ward and Ryan and Rebecca Reed of Woodland and Dylan and Nicholas Heidrick of Colusa; his brother, Fred C. Heidrick; his sister, Vera Gorman; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Heidrick; his twin sister, Louise Farnham; his sister, Ethel Oeste; and his parents-in-law, Edna and Howard Moseley.
No visitation is scheduled prior to services. A funeral will be held at the United Methodist Church, 212 Second St. in Woodland at 10 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland, where rites will be presided over by the Elks Lodge of Woodland. The family has requested that any donations in Heidrick's name be made to the Woodland Memorial Hospital Research Fund, the Woodland Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1299 Building Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
Irene M. Rominger
Irene Martha (Stuhlmuller) Rominger died at her Woodland residence Nov. 18, 2001, at the age of 81.
Born in Lodi on Sept. 20, 1920, to Robert T. and Martha (Nusz) Stuhlmuller, she had lived in her rural Yolo County home for the past 79 years, having moved here with her parents at the age of 2.
She graduated from Woodland High School in 1938 and completed Margaret Place Secretarial School in Sacramento in 1940. She was employed by Wraith and Farrish Insurance Co. as a secretary before her marriage in 1941 to Harley Rominger, who predeceased her. After their marriage, she became involved in farming and ranching with her husband on a full-time basis.
She was active in many organizations, including St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Woodland Opera House, the Yolo County Historical Museum, the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Yolo County 4-H Clubs and the St. Paul's Good Shepherd Auxiliary. She also enjoyed being actively involved with all of her family's activities on a daily basis.
She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Langston and her husband Charles of Woodland and Kathleen Huff and her husband Charles of Pleasanton; her granddaughter, Annette Langston of Woodland; her grandsons, Ryan Huff of San Luis Obispo and Tyler Huff of San Diego; her sister, Nadine Salonites and her husband Carl of Woodland; her nephew, Robert Salonites and his wife LaJean and great-nephew Conrad Salonites of Cameron Park; her niece, Carlene Salonites of Los Angeles; and her brothers-in-law, Harvey Rominger of Woodland and Bill Rominger of Bangor.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors Chapel, 175 Second St. in Woodland. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Rd. in Woodland, with the Rev. Henry Scherer officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, West and Cross streets.
The family requests that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Memorial Fund, c/o St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 625 W. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95695, the Woodland Opera House Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1425, Woodland, CA 95776, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Ernest C. Gray
Ernest Clyde Gray died Nov. 19, 2001, in Woodland at the age of 94. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Amos C. and Arthelia Gray on Dec. 1, 1906.
Gray was a resident of Yolo County for 63 years. He was a salesman for 40 years, working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the Christian Church.
He is survived by his children, Barbara Blickle of Woodland, Ernest Gray II and his wife Susie of Woodland and Gloria Pierce and her husband Doug of Plano, Texas; and his grandchildren, Pamela Glass and her husband Chet and Paula Cadloni of Sacramento, Erin DeKreek, Chris Gray and his wife Jennifer and Marcus Gray, all of Woodland, Sandra Ervine and her husband Brian of Denver, Colo., Bradley Pierce and wife Sandy of Dallas, Texas and Scott Pierce of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne S. Gray on March 5, 1999; and his children, Teresa and Patricia Gray.
Visitation will be held at McNary's Chapel on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Monday in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, College at Lincoln in Woodland. Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery.
The family prefers that memorials be in the form of donations to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arthur C. Small
Arthur Cloake Small died in his sleep at home Nov. 15, 2001. He was 88 years old.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1913 in Grand'mere, Quebec, Canada and became an American citizen in 1921. He was educated in Southern California at the San Diego Army-Navy Academy and was a graduate of UC Berkeley. He did his graduate work at Columbia, Stanford and Harvard.
He had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European Command from 1943-46. He retired in 1963 after serving as Commandant of the U.S. Army School of Finance at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. His second career brought him to the UC Davis campus, where he was vice chancellor for business and finance until his retirement in 1980.
After his retirement, he generously gave much of his time to voluntary service with community non-profit organizations, including the Unitarian Church, Yolo County Mental Health, Davis Art Center and International House. He was president of the KVIE board of directors for four years.
He was rarely seen without his cherished New Yorker magazine. Other passions included playing bridge and dominoes with good friends, having lunch with his "buddies," listening to his treasured collection of big band music, walking his dog Suzi and maintaining a secret stash of Oreo cookies.
He possessed a wry sense of humor and a razor-sharp political wit. He was a wonderfully unpretentious human being who quietly accomplished much in his life. Any further accolades would not be in keeping with his genuinely modest nature.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion; his children, Randall and Dana; his brother, Ted and his wife Judy; his nephew Andrew; his nieces, Jennifer and Allison; his grandchildren, Shanta and Joy Joy; his beloved dog Suzi; and many friends.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. The family requests no flowers, although donations can be made to the Unitarian Church or a charity of your choice that assists the needy in the community.