Obituaries for October 23, 2002
Stanley E. White, Sr.
Stanley Everett White, Sr. of Galt passed away on Oct.14. He was 61.
He was born in Sacramento where he went to high school at Grant Union High School in Del Paso Heights. He married Carolyn Hord in 1964. They moved to Galt in 1973. He was interested in politics his whole life, and enjoyed, very much, being with people. He was a very positive person who loved his family very much.
He was self-employed with Stanco Sales and Service, grocery wholesale distribution for more than 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn H. White; his children, Rick Westervelt and Doug Lewis of Sacramento, Vickie Levas of Elk Grove, Stan White, Jr. of Galt; eight grandchildren; siblings, Norine Carter of Roseville, Peggy Robin of Sacramento, Charles White of Elverta, Marilyn Williams of Las Vegas, Verna Taylor of Twin Falls, Idaho, Yvonne Perez of Roseville and James White of Placerville.
Chapel services were held on Oct. 18 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Galt with committal following at the Galt Cemetery.
Dorothy M. Morgan
A celebration of the life of Dorothy M. Morgan will be held Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Galt, with Rev. Robert Patterson conducting the service.
Dorothy Morgan was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Madison, South Dakota. She moved to Galt in 1994 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Galt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Mary Farrand; a son, Charles Morgan; and a daughter, Glenda Sheats. She is survived by three children, Sharon Neal, Barbara Brownson and Judith DeCarlo; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
William Michel of Galt passed away of natural causes on October 20. He was 72.
He was born in Cambridge, NB., on February 2, 1930. He lived in Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and California. he worked for the Electrical Workers Union 595 and was a retired electrician.
He loved to fish, travel in his motor home, hunt and spend time with his many children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his children; Alfred McInturf of Portland, Dennis Michel of Modesto, Ronald Michel of Galt, Laurie White of Lodi, Donna Woolstrum of Galt, Joseph Michel of Galt and Thomas Michel of Brentwood; his wife Edna Michel of Galt and his sister Mavis Andrews of Sacramento; 14 grand children and five great-grandchildren.
Obituaries for February 12, 2003
Leon L. Bryant
Leon L. Bryant, 74, of Galt passed away Feb. 5 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Leon was born June 17, 1928 in Anone, Texas.
His family came to California when Leon was two years old and lived seasonally in many parts of the state. He had resided in Galt and Herald the last 36 years and prior to that in Folsom and Sacramento.
As a young man he was a professional musician and later worked as an automotive mechanic. He spent 28 years with Local #118 Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers Union as an ironworker. For several years he served as the union business agent. After retirement from the Union, he and his son started Bryant Enterprises, a residential construction company that, among other projects, built a subdivision in Galt.
He married Antonia Garcia on Dec. 7, 1984 and they traveled extensively while selling crafts in the western states. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife Antonia Bryant; sons, Curtiss Bryant and wife Barbara, Cornell Bryant and wife Lori, Jaime Garcia, Arturo Garcia and wife Sandra, Noe Garcia, Armando Garcia and wife Donna; daughters, Janie Garcia, Diana Garcia, Lina Sanchez and husband Jim; niece Aleda Taylor and husband Ian; nephews, Joe Casey and wife JoAnne, Richard Adams and wife Claude; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters Shirley Crippen and Jane Bryant.
Graveside services were held Monday at Galt Cemetery with Pastor John Trotter of Horizon Community Church officiating.
Gierhart-Wells & Donahue Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Obituaries for August 25, 2004
Richard A. Wilson
Richard A. Wilson of Galt passed away from cancer on Aug. 19, 2004. He was 73.
He was born in Wyoming on April 17, 1931 and lived in Loveland, Colorado for 60 years. He was a resident of the Galt area for 13 years.
Car Quest Auto in Lodi actively employed him in the auto parts delivery department. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and Elks Lodge and served in the Air Force from 1949-1952 during the Korean War.
He spent a majority of his life managing bowling alleys and teaching bowling. He was affectionately known as 'coach' and 'pops.' He also enjoyed fishing, camping and all sports.
Surviving him are his wife, Judy Wilson; son, Brian; daughter, Tami Forester; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Pizza Palace, located at 227 South Lincoln Way in Galt, on Friday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial services will take place Saturday, Aug. 28 for David Richard Barnes of Herald who died Aug. 12, 2004, at the age of 63.
Mr. Barnes was a sheep and cattle rancher in the Sheldon area of Elk Grove and later in Herald. He grew up in Elk Grove, graduating from Elk Grove High School in 1959 where he was a star basketball player all four years.
He was also a member of the Future Farmers of America, and after his schooling, he continued to be active in that organization as well as 4-H, even before his children participated in 4-H. The Sheldon 4-H Club produced the largest sheep group in the county under his leadership.
Mr. Barnes helped establish the annual Sheldon crab feed and also volunteered as a livestock superintendent at the Sacramento County Fair for many years. The family moved to Herald in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, April Barnes; children, Randy Barnes and wife Jeri, and Sheri Eldridge and husband John, all of Herald; and grandchildren Kaci Barnes, Ashley and Kelsey Eldridge.
Mr. Barnes was the son of Georgia Barnes of Sacramento and brother of Donald Barnes and wife Cherie of Roseville.
Saturday's services will begin at 11 a.m. in Point Pleasant United Methodist Church, 3329 Point Pleasant Road off Franklin Boulevard. Interment in Point Pleasant Cemetery will be private.
Remembrances may be made to the Dave Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Stockmans Bank, 9340 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624. Checks should be made payable to the Dave Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are by Elk Grove Funeral Chapel.
Vic Breitmaier, a 63-year resident of the Galt area, passed away from natural causes on Aug. 18, 2004 in a Stockton hospital. He was 79.
He was born on July 23, 1925 in North Dakota. He was a concrete finisher and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed quarter horses, birddogs, watching sports and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Breitmaier; son, Marvin Breitmaier, and daughter, Karen Breitmaier, both of Galt; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his sister, Emelia Gohl of Lodi; two brothers, Abe Breitmaier of Acampo and Emil Breitmaier of Galt.
Preceding him in death were his eldest son, Wes Breitmaier; and his brother, William Breitmaier.
Services were held on Aug. 23 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Galt. Rick Wilmont officiated. Committal followed at the Galt Cemetery.
Donna M. Claussen
Donna Marie Claussen of Galt and former resident of Turlock passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 in Galt at the age of 73. Mrs. Claussen was born April 17, 1931 in Madera and was adopted by Buford and Ester Davis.
Mrs. Claussen worked as a nurse's aid for 20 years in Turlock before retiring in 1889. She attended and graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She was a member of the Berkley Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
Surviving her are two sons, Gary Spurlin and wife Miko of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronald Spurlin and wife Kimberly of Galt; one daughter, Teresa O'Rourke of Modesto; one brother, Bob Bridges of Santa Clara; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Wyatt Earp, preceded her in death in 1996.
A private service will be held. Internment will follow at the Turlock Memorial Park Cemetery.
Obituaries for September 22, 2004
Daisy Robles, 83, of Herald died Sept. 14, 2004 in West Covina. She was born March 8, 1921 in Salomonville, Arizona.
She has lived in Herald for 16 years and was spending time with her daughter in Los Angeles. Daisy was a homemaker and enjoyed her family. She also enjoyed painting, crocheting and gardening.
Surviving her are her children, Francis Rusler of Ohio, Jenny Cleveland of Arizona, Irene Galindo of Los Angeles, Frank Robles Jr. of Herald, Fred Robles of Georgia, Mary Robles of New Mexico, Susan Tomlinson of Los Angeles; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Ben Salas Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Margie Hendricks died Sept. 15, 2004 at a local hospital from lung cancer. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lived in Galt for 15 years. She was a lifetime resident of California.
She retired as a photo-processing manager. Margie was a loving wife and mother, caregiver and philanthropist. She was well known by family and friends as the "Easter Bunny."
She is survived by her husband, Eric Hendricks; daughter, Robin Kent-Brooks and husband Steve; sons, Donald Kent and Darren Puffert and wife, Bethanne; grandson, Damon Darrough and granddaughter, Savannah Puffert.
A memorial service was held at Ben Salas Funeral Home on Sept. 19.
Obituaries for August 9, 2006
Bruce H. Eisenhardt
Bruce Howard Eisenhardt (62) passed away Aug. 7, 2006 in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 17, 1943 in New Jersey, the only boy in a family of six children.
Mr. Eisenhardt was married to his beloved wife, Darla, for 22 wonderful years. He loved and helped in the raising of Darla's two sons, David and Cory Cregar. He was in the U.S. Air Force for five years, followed by careers in electronics, meteorology, and as a college and high school teacher. He will be long remembered for his talents of designing figures of people and animals, pouring, molding and painting them. He enjoyed engineering, hobby crafts and other woodworking.
Surviving him are his own children, David and Cory Cregar; grandchildren, Derek, Marolyn, Kaylan, Jessica and Josiah Cregar; and niece, Joy McKee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at the United Methodist Church, with graveside services to follow at Galt Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Galt United Methodist Church.
Ellsworth E. Hein
Ellsworth Eugene Hein (72) of Lodi passed away on Aug. 4, 2006. He was born on Jan. 15, 1934 in French Camp to Harry and Genevieve Hein.
Mr. Hein has been a lifelong resident of this area and attended local Seventh-day Adventist schools. He worked at PCP as a machinist as well as Pinkerton Foundry. He was the owner of Ellsworth's Street Rods. He enjoyed building racecars and street rods for the last 25 years, and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing.
Surviving him are his daughter, Colleen (Michael) Young of Lodi; two granddaughters, Kristen and Margaret Young; and four great-grandchildren, Winter, Dharma, Violet and Salvatore.
Preceding him in death were his grandson, Eric young in 2000; two brothers, Harold and howard Hein; and sister, Lola Garcia.
Friends are invited to visit Thursday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Ellsworth's home. Committal will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Lodi Unit, 207 East Alpine Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared.
Lodi Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ethan W. Andrews
Three-week-old infant Ethan William Andrews, beloved and precious son of Sandra Haynes-Andrews and David C. Andrews, passed away on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 at a hospital in Carmichael.
Ethan was born on July 12, 2006 in Carmichael. He leaves behind his loving parents, Sandra and David Andrews of Ione.
He is also survived by his grandparents, Karry (Chuck) Andrews of Acampo, Ita (Ron) Haynes of Lockeford; three great-grandmothers, Betty Haynes of Lodi, Mildred Lees of San Jose, and Nan Higgins of Ireland; two aunts, Ginger (Rich) Hanashiro of Acampo and Cheryl (Jerry) Parker of Galt; and six cousins, Tyler, Ashley, Catelyn, Jamie, Andrew and Zachary.
Ethan will be so very dearly missed by his family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Lockeford. There is no visitation, and committal is private.
In lieu of flowers, the parents have requested that memorial remembrances be sent to Mercy San Juan Hospital, Neonatal Unit, 6501 Coyle Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where thoughts may be shared.
William F. Todd, Sr.
William Fowler Todd, Sr. (83) passed away at a local hospital on Aug. 7, 2006. He was born on Dec. 9, 1922 in Springhill, Tenn., to Crokett and Ella Todd.
Mr. Todd was raised and educated in Tennessee He served in the United States Navy and worked as a warehouseman in the wholesale grocery industry for 33 years, most recently with the A.M. Lewis Company.
He and his beloved wife, Mildred, settled in Galt in 1989. Mr. Todd enjoyed watching football (he loved the San Diego Chargers), and basketball (he played basketball while attending school), travel, and cooking BBQ. He was a member of the Church of Christ, VFW Post 1877 in San Diego where he served as Quartermaster for many years, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Teamsters Local in San Diego. But, his one true love was his wife, Mildred, and spending time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Todd of Galt; daughter, Elizabeth Charlene Kelley and son, William F. Todd, Jr., both of Galt; sister, Ethel Watson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Crokett and Ella Todd; and brothers, James and Raymond Todd.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave. Pastor Frank Mack of Family Life Christian Church will officiate.
A virtual register may be signed or personal tribute left at www.lodifuneralhome.com. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.