Homero Bermea Dominguez
Homero Dominguez, a WWII veteran, died March 14. He was 74.
Mr. Dominguez was born in Del Rio, Texas, and came to San Benito three years ago from San Jose. Mr. Dominguez was the owner and operator of Dominguez Tires in San Jose for 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran from WWII.
Mr. Dominguez is survived by his daughter Amalia Baxley of Stage Coach, Nevada, daughter Leticia Parra of Hollister, daughter Mary Helen Rodriguez of San Jose, daughter Gloria Dominguez of Morgan Hill, son Homero C. Dominguez of San Jose, brother Filimon Dominguez of San Jose, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Natalia C. Dominguez.
Friends and family attended the graveside services at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Contributions are preferred to the American Diabetes Association.
Pedro de Jesus Garcia
Pedro Garcia, a Hollister resident, died March 18, 2001. He was 37.
Mr. Garcia was born in Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico and came to San Benito for a brief time before falling ill. He was employed with Quintero Labor Contractors.
Mr. Garcia is survived by his mother Maria de Jesus of Mexico, brother Raul de Jesus Garcia of Hollister, brother Tereso de Jesus Garcia of Hollister, sister Nastasia de Jesus Garcia of Mexico, sister Francisca de Jesus Garcia of Mexico and sister Maria de Jesus Garcia of Mexico.
Mr. Garcia will be sent back to his home in Oaxaca for funeral services and burial. Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond R. McDonald
Raymond McDonald, a Hollister resident, died March 17. He was 86.
Mr. McDonald was born in Ohio and came to Hollister in the 1950s. Mr. McDonald and his wife Laverne were married in 1932 in Kentucky. His various occupations included real estate broker, land developer, building contractor and a veteran of WWII. Mr. McDonald and his family lived in Iberia and Galion, Ohio, Sarasota, FL, Fresno and San Jose. He is a member of the Hollister United Methodist Church.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife Laverne McDonald of Hollister, son Larry McDonald of Hollister, son Duede McDonald of Hollister, daughter Eileen Gaudin of Hollister, brother-in-law Carl Albright of Hollister, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral is today at 10 a.m. at the Hollister United Methodist Church at Fifth and Monterey Streets. Interment and graveside services will follow at the IOOF Cemetery. A reception will follow the funeral services at the social hall at the Methodist Church.
Donations are preferred to Hollister Untied Methodist Church c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.
Betsy Ann Stewart
Betsy Stewart, a long-time resident of San Juan Bautista known for the beautiful flowers she grew in her yard, died March 13. She was 102.
Mrs. Stewart was born in St. George, Utah. Mrs. Stewart and her husband were married in Salt Lake City and then moved to Oakland. They moved to San Juan Bautista in 1944 to be closer to their daughter. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hollister Womenís Club and Luck Library Auxiliary.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her granddaughter Roxanne Hanson of Santa Cruz, grandson Jeff Wikoff of Hollister and grandson Jerry Wikoff of Clear Lake, six great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Glenn Stewart who died in 1977 and her daughter Lorraine Wikoff who died in 1974.
A graveside services was March 17, 2001at San Juan District Cemetery, where Mrs. Stewart was laid to rest next to her husband.
Darrell Clifford Burns
Darrell Burns, a former Navy Seal who was the first disc jockey for local KMPG radio, Sunday. He was 68.
Mr. Burns was born in Modesto and was raised in Hollister for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a U.S. Navy Seal.
Mr. Burns was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Texas Lodge #46 of San Juan Bautista and the Magnolia D.E.S. of Gilroy. When Mr. Burns came out of the service he worked as a deputy clerk for San Benito County. He then became an interior decorator for Sears & Roebuck and later was a heavy equipment operator before he had a Coca Cola route. Mr. Burns became the first disc jockey of the local KMPG Radio Station when it originally opened. He then became a deputy Sheriff for Monterey County in the communications department. From 1965 to 1970 he was a Hollister police officer, leaving to become a private investigator. For 17 years until his retirement he had his own Electronics Company.
Mr. Burns late parents were Clifford and Cleone Burns, known as Mom and Pop Burns, who ran Bolado Park for many years.
Mr. Burns is survived by his wife Kathryn J. Burns of Hollister, son Darrell Kenneth Burns Jr. of Hollister, daughter Deborah Willard of Hollister, son Christopher Burns of Hollister, daughter Kathy Borg of Florida, daughter Melanie Spremich of Morgan Hill, sister Lola Brennan of Fresno, 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory. A private memorial services is planned at their residence.
Contributions are preferred to the San Benito Home Health Care.
Ernest N. Casados
Ernest Casados, a Hollister resident, died February 11.
Mr. Casados is survived by his wife Lily Casados, daughter Gloria Popowski of Hollister and son Don Casados of Cypress.
A memorial mass was held at Sacred Heart Church Saturday. He was buried at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in Albuquerque, N.M. on February 17.
Abner L. Fancher
Abner Fancher, a WWII veteran, died March 8. He was 76.
Mr. Fancher was born in San Luis Obispo and came to San Benito in 1965. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 9242 of Hollister and Hollister Lions Club. He was a former Army National Guard Reserve member and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII, when he received the Purple Heart Medal. Mr. Fancher had worked many years as a young man as a cowboy for various ranches in San Luis Obispo area. He then worked for the department of forestry in the late 1950ís and early 1960ís until going with Caltrans as an equipment operator for 16 years until his retirement.
Mr. Fancher is survived by his Delfina M. Fancher of Hollister, son Michael Fancher of North Carolina, daughter Janet Beelart of Cupertino, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brother Wilbur Fancher of New Cuyama, brother Polk Fancher of Idaho and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Fancher was preceded in death by his son Dale Fancher in 1972, sister Jessie Montgomery and brother Sherman Fancher.
A memorial was held Tuesday in the chapel of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hollister.
Contributions are preferred to the Lionís Eye Foundation of California or your favorite charity.
Clyde W. Fultz
Clyde Fultz, a Hollister resident, died March 8. He was 83.
Mr. Fultz was born in Berryville, Arkansas, and came to California in 1937. He settled in King City and met his wife, who was a native of Soledad. When WWII started he moved to Burlingame to work at Bethlehem Steel. After retirement he moved to Hollister in 1980. He and his wife were married for 63 years. They enjoyed fishing and gardening together. He was a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local 467 of San Mateo. He had been a plumber for over 42 years.
Mr. Fultz is survived by his son Dennis Lee Fultz of Redwood City, son Donald George Fultz of Hollister, brother Don Fultz of Chandler, Arizona, brother Fayte Fultz of Salem, Oregon, sister Roxie Phillips of Arkansas, four grandchildren, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor E. Fultz who died February 7, 2001.
Arrangements have been made for cremation through Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Crematory. Private intermenty will be held at a later date. No services are scheduled.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Society c/o the mortuary chapel.
Anthony "Tony" J. Gonzales
Tony Gonzales, a former Marine, died March 9. He was 81.
Mr. Gonzales was born in Youngstown, Ohio and left Hollister 50 years ago and moved t Sacramento. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Gonzales was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was self employed having worked in several different occupations.
Mr. Gonzales is survived by his wife Juanita Gonzales of Sacramento, daughter Catherine Scattini of Hollister, daughter Antionette Meyer of Hollister, son Harry Dean Morris of Sacramento, daughter Cynthia Gonzales of Placerville, daughter Regina Charette of Sacramento, daughter Dona Watts of Sacramento, five grandchildren, sister Bessie Lucas of Hollister, sister Bernice Sharer of Hollister, brother Nick Gonzales of Hollister, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother John Gonzales and sister Stella Miguel.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home followed by burial and graveside services at Calvary Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to St. Benedict Church in Hollister or the Parkinsonís Association.
Helen V. Jacinto
Helen Jacinto, a Hollister resident, died March 6. She was 82.
Mrs. Jacinto was born in Tollerberg, Colorado in 1918 and has been a Hollister resident since 1955. She was a homemaker and liked to cook. She and her late husband Juan were excellent dancers and won several dance contests. She also liked gardening and had many pets. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, AARP and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Mrs. Jacinto is survived by her son William Jacinto of Hollister, grandson William Jacinto, Jr. of Hollister, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Juan Jacinto and daughter Berta Jacinto.
A rosary and vigil service was held Monday. Funeral services were Tuesday with intermenty and graveside services at the Calvary Cemetery.