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Date: Tuesday, 3 February 2015, at 11:36 p.m.

Alice Brady

Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. today at Twin Chapels Mortuary in Vallejo for Alice Brady, 71, of Vacaville.

A Catholic Prayer Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Twin Chapels Mortuary. Mrs. Brady died Oct. 20, 2000, at a Vacaville hospital following a brief illness.

Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Vallejo, Mrs. Brady was raised in Rodeo and graduated from John Swett High School. She moved to Vallejo in 1961, where she lived for 39 years until moving to Vacaville in April.

Mrs. Brady retired in 1994 from Sutter Solano Medical Center after 22 years of employment. She was then employed part-time by Medic Ambulance for three years until her retirement in 1997.

Mrs. Brady was a member of St. Basil's Parish and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching San Francisco 49er' and Giants' games.

Ms. Brady is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rod Cornelius of Vacaville; sons and daughter-in-laws Dennis and Dawn Velikonia of Suisun City and Tim and Barbara Velikonia of Paradise; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital in Oakland.

Dorothy Carroll

Graveside services will be held for Dorothy Carroll, 86, of Castroville, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.

Mrs. Carroll died Oct. 20, 2000, in her family's home after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 24, 1914, in London, she lived in Castroville for four months after spending about 52 years in Vacaville. She was a homemaker. She had been active in the past with the Vacaville Seniors, and played the washboard in their band. She also enjoyed her family and knitting.

Mrs. Carroll is survived by her son, James, of Castroville; grandsons, William of Castroville, John of Las Vegas and Jeremy of Seaside; great-granddaughters, Stephanie of Castroville and Brittany of Las Vegas; and great-grandson, Matthew of Las Vegas.

Arrangements were handled by Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel.

Hazel Mae Dvorak

A funeral for Hazel Mae Dvorak, 83, of Folsom will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vaca Hills Chapel. Bishop Ron Clark of the Latter-day Saints Church will officiate. Burial will be at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.

Mrs. Dvorak died Oct. 20, 2000 in her Folsom home after a long illness.

Born May 24, 1917 in Bisbee, Ariz., she resided in Vacaville until 12 years ago. She worked as a sales clerk for Jack Rich Jewelers, Vacaville, for five years. She was a member of the Latter-day Saints Church, was an avid collector and loved drama. Her daughter, Jill Baker of Folsom, said she was a great hugger.

Mrs. Dvorak is survived by her sons, Ralph Owen of Santa Rosa and Robert Earl of Sebastopol; daughter Jill Baker of Folsom; grandchildren Kara and Kelsey Baker of Folsom and Katya Dvorak of Sebastopol.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel.

The family requests that contributions be made to Make A Wish Foundation.

Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel.

Rosa 'Mamatoy' Becker

A Catholic Prayer Service for Rosa 'Mamatoy' Becker, 90, of Vacaville will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Vaca Hills Chapel. The Rev. Vincent O'Reilly will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

Becker died Oct. 21, 2000, at her great nieces' home after an illness.

Born Oct. 23, 1909, in Guatemala, she moved to Vacaville three years ago. She was a homemaker, and 50-year member of St. Anthony's Dining Room, St. Jude Foundation, St. Francis of Assisi Foundation, Heart Association, Cancer Society and Disabled Veterans. She enjoyed sewing and shopping.

She is survived by her niece, Lilian Contreras of Vacaville; great nieces, Mimi Dominguez of San Francisco, Rosalinda Peckham of Vacaville, and Diana Rocha of San Ramon; great nephews, Richard Contreras of Sonoma, Ed Geddling of San Francisco, Ron Geddling of San Francisco; and many relatives in the Bay Area.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Felina del Rosario Garalde

A memorial service for Felina del Rosario Garalde, 78, of Fairfield will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Vacaville Bible Church.

Pastor Martin Blanton will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Garalde died Oct. 23, 2000, at home after a long illness.

Born in Cabogao, Illocos Sur, Philippines, she lived in Fairfield for 9 years. Being married to a military man, she resided in the Philippines, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas and Germany. She made dresses, cut hair and then began working at the Base Exchange (Navy) in Alameda. She also worked at the Army Post Exchange. In the mid-70s she worked for National Semi-Conductor. She was also a member of the Vacaville Bible Church.

Mrs. Garalde is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Claude R. and Cindy of Fairfield; eight grandchildren; brother, Bernardo del Rosario of the Philippines; sisters, Susing Edrozo, Augustina Espelita, Erlinda Lallana, June del Rosario, Thelma Agapito and Ida Madaraso, all of the Philippines.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Nadeau Family Funeral Home.

Harriet Sherman

A funeral for Harriet Sherman, 78, of Vacaville, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McCune Garden Chapel.

John Moser of Covenant Community Church of Vacaville will preside. Inurnment will be private.

Mrs. Sherman died Oct. 24, 2000, in Vacaville.

Born May 26, 1922, in Rockwell Mills, N.Y., she lived in Vacaville for 15 years. She had been a homemaker all of her adult life. She was a member of the Vacaville Moose Lodge #134.

Mrs. Sherman enjoyed crocheting, music and was especially fond of 'Michael & The Blue Suedes.'

Mrs. Sherman is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kathy of Roseville; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Ronald Gaut of Vacaville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.

Oren M. Cook

Private services will be held for Oren M. Cook, 89, of Sacramento. Inurnment will be at Westwood Hills Memorial Park in Placerville.

Mr. Cook died Oct. 22, 2000, at Goss Care Home in Suisun after a long illness.

Born March 22, 1911, in McLean, Texas, he lived in Sacramento for the past 40 years. He worked as a plaster contractor for more than 40 years.

Mr. Cook is survived by his daughters, JoAnne Smith of Fairfield and Diane Haasuh of Mt. Aukum; and sons, James and John, both of Sacramento. He also has two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Maureen O'Connor Degen

A memorial Mass for Maureen O'Connor Degen will celebrated tonight at 6 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mrs. Degen died in her daughter's home in Folsom on Sept. 14, 2000. after a long illness. She was 60.

The Rev. Bill Feeser will officiate.

Services and burial were held Sept. 22 in Windam, N.Y.

Mrs. Degen, an Air Force nurse, businesswoman and dedicated advocate of public education, was born May 31, 1940, in New York City. She graduated from Lenox Hill Nursing School in New York, and arrived at Travis Air Force Base in 1965, where she served as a nurse at David Grant Air Force Hospital.

She left the Air Force in 1966 to start her family, and went on to earn her bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines and master's of business administration from the University of Utah.

Mrs. Degen returned to California in 1975, and settled in Vacaville, where she became an active real estate agent and broker. She lived in Vacaville for 25 years.

She remained active in the nursing profession while earning her doctorate degree from Golden Gate University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Golden Gate and National universities.

Mrs. Degen is survived by her daughters, Kathleen McFee and Jennifer Degen, of Folsom; son-in-law Douglas McFee and grandson Andrew McFee, both of Folsom; sister, Sheila O'Connor of Albany, N.Y.; twin sister, Meghan O'Connor of Albany; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Jon Hoekstra of Putnam Valley, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Dorothy O'Connor of Brewster, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and John Champagne of Bethesda, Md.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne O'Connor and Ray Garrison of Crestwood, N.Y.; and eight nephews and six nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William and Marie O'Connor.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Vivian Lee Hall

Services for Vivian Lee Hall, 91, of Fairfield will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Burial will follow.

Mrs. Hall died Oct. 23, 2000, at NorthBay Health Center after a long illness.

Born Sept. 3, 1909, in Fox, Ore., she lived in Fairfield for the past five years. She was retired and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Duveen and Joseph F. Glick of Fairfield; grandchildren, Charles Richard Glick and Deborah Barney; and great-grandchildren, Amy, Amber, Anna Marie and Kevin Barney, and Deanna Lacques and Joe M. Glick.

Robert McLennan

By Perry Swanson/Staff Writer

Friends of Robert McLennan are organizing a memorial service for 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield. The longtime community leader died when his car collided Monday morning with a semi-trailer truck in northeastern Iowa.

McLennan was a candidate for the Solano Community College Board and former superintendent of the Travis Unified School District.

Family members are heading to Mason City, Iowa, today in preparation for a Saturday funeral service, said Karen Bolt, McLennan's daughter. McLennan had been visiting his farm in Monona, Iowa, and was headed home when the accident happened. He was born in nearby Waterloo, Iowa, and raised in the area, Bolt said. He was 64 years old when he died.

McLennan had often visited his farm since buying it four or five years ago, Bolt said.

"You know the saying, 'You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy?' " Bolt said. "That's my dad."

McLennan first left Iowa when he joined the Army as an interpreter and served in Germany from 1954 to 1956. That experience fed a passion for the German language and helping foreign-language students, Bolt said. McLennan later earned a bachelor's and master's degree from San Jose State University and a doctorate from Stanford University, she said.

McLennan worked his way through the educational system, first serving as a schoolteacher in California, and then moving to positions in Indiana and Michigan. He took over as superintendent of the Travis Unified School District in the mid-1980s, Bolt said.

His students knew him as "Dr. Bob."

"He was a man of the people," she said. "He helped so many people that others would overlook."

But McLennan also drew controversy, as the Travis school board dismissed him as superintendent in 1995 for undisclosed reasons.

McLennan met his wife, Elise Pedersen, while he was in the Army. The two later divorced. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathleen Wolf, of Chicago; and his son, Eric McLennan who lives in Tennessee.

Memorial contributions should be addressed to the Assist-A-Grad scholarship program, said Larry Carr, assistant director of Chapman University's Fairfield campus, where McLennan worked as an instructor. Assist-A-Grad provides college scholarships to high school seniors in Solano County.

Ann Melville

A graveside service for Ann Melville, 76, of Dixon, will be held in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego. Inurnment will be private.

Mrs. Melville died Oct. 24, 2000, in her home after a brief illness.

Born July 13, 1924, in Harden County, Ohio, she resided in Dixon. She worked for the Anaheim Police Department for 10 years. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge #1120, and was a volunteer at the Anaheim Memorial Hospital for many years. She loved traveling, bingo, trips to Reno and being with friends and family.

Mrs. Melville is survived by her daughter, Mary Tennyson of Dixon; sons, John of Wichita, Kan.; Robert of Capistrano Beach; William of Dana Point; Tom of Cameron Park; and Richard of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Mary Fout of Kenton, Ohio, and Virginia Anne of Cincinnati, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Melville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mooseheart, Mooseheart, Ill., 60539.

Arrangements were handled by Struble Family Funeral Services, Vallejo.

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