Connie 'Consuelo' Salas
Connie "Consuelo" Salas, 72, of Salinas, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Del Rio, Texas, and lived in Salinas for 62 years. She was a trimmer with Artichoke Industries. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking.
Memberships: Teamsters Union Local 890 of Salinas.
Survivors: Husband, Rafael Gregorio Salas of Salinas; daughters, Margie Ceja of Newport News, Va., Elizabeth Perez, Angie Ramos and Yolanda Martin, all of Salinas, and Belinda Pacheco of Sylmar; sons, David Rodriguez and Ralph Salas Jr., both of Salinas; sister, Herminia Morellon of San Jose; brothers, Frank Rodriguez and Rudy Rodriguez, both of Salinas; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 17, and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Evening prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Apostolic Community Life Center, 180 Williams Road, Salinas.
Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the church.
Burial: Following at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 103, Campbell 95008.
Fred 'Freddie' Vosti Jr.
Fred "Freddie" Vosti Jr., 91, of Bon Wier, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Texas, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Vosti was born in Gonzales and lived there until he relocated to Texas in 1996. He was a self-employed dairyman and farmer who also worked for Bruce Church Co., Chicago Printed String Co. and as a maintenance man at Thor Electronics, the job he retired from.
He was actively involved in local sports organizations in the late '40s and early '50s, especially baseball and basketball. His hobbies included bowling and photography and he photographed many local people and events. He processed and developed his own prints. He also enjoyed spending time with family and his children.
Memberships: Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Kirbyville, Texas.
Survivors: Wife, Anne Vosti of Bon Wier; daughter, Shelly (Rod) Penney of Hollister; stepdaughters, Janet Brown of Salinas, Mary Therber, Betty Mosley and Thelma Nava, all of Bon Wier; son, Glen Vosti of Bon Wier, stepsons, Glen Stouffer and Burrell Stoufer, both of Bon Wier, sisters, Rosaline (Shirl) Tharp of Gonzales and Dorothy (James) Briscoe of San Jose; brother, John (Ruth) Vosti of Salinas; 24 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at St. Theodore's Catholic Church, 116 S. Belden St., Gonzales.
Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at St. Theodore's Catholic Church
Burial: Gonzales cemetery, Gonzales.
Alexis Guadalupe Escobar
Alexis Guadalupe Escobar, a Salinas infant, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
He was born July 17, 2001.
Survivors: Parents Alejandro and Aria Escobar of Salinas; sisters, Alma and Jo Anna Escobar of Salinas; brother, Alejandro Escobar Jr. of Salinas; grandparents Hector Buelna and Juana Morales, both of Mexico; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Services: Final visitation rites at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 17, at Healey Mortuary Chapel, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 40 Sherwood Drive, Salinas.
Burial: Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Ann E. Young
Ann E. Young, 53, of Seaside, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Hospice House in Monterey after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Monterey and was a lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula. She was a florist and nursery worker. She attended local schools and graduated from University of California, Irvine. She enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques.
Survivors: Sons, Chris Young of Seaside and Noah Young of Pacific Grove.
Celebration of life: at a later date.
Cremation: Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Apolonia F. Ochoa
Apolonia F. Ochoa, 78, of Greenfield, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Hacienda de la Luz, Michoacan, Mexico, and lived in Greenfield for 33 years. He was a retired labor foreman for McCarthy Farms.
He enjoyed gardening, building crafts and playing dominoes, his favorite game. He enjoyed spending time with family and had a special knack for picking nicknames for people. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesus Ochoa, and a sister, Maria Ochoa.
Survivors: Wife, Carmel Ochoa of Greenfield; son, Andres Ochoa of King City; daughters, Guadalupe Madueno of San Bernardino, Guillermina Codova of Yuma, Ariz., Esther Diaz of King City, and Graciela Zarco, Carmen Ochoa, and Olivia Ochoa, all of Greenfield; brothers, Jose Ochoa of Tijuana, Mexico, and Salvador Ochoa; sister, Dolores Martinez of Mexicali, Mexico; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 17, at Whitehurst Grim Funeral Chapel, 429 Bassett, King City.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Oak Park Cemetery, Greenfield.
Kenneth Smithey, 78, of Butler, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born in Worland, Mo., and lived in Butler. He worked in pharmacy sales with Tull's Rexall Drug Store and Rexall Chemical Co., and later worked in clothing sales for Levy's Mercantile Co. He was an avid gardener, taking great pride and care for his yard, plants and flowers. He was an admirable athlete in his early years, known for excelling in tennis as well as basketball and other sports. His father preceded him in death.
Military service: U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Loretta Smithey of Butler; children, Sherry Smithey McCurdy of Lincoln, Neb., Robert Kelly Smithey of Kansas City, Mo., and Tammy Smithey (Scot) Ferguson of Lindale, Texas; mother, Allie Barker of Butler; sister, Maxine (Lester) Ours of Butler; brothers, Homer (Ilene) Smithey and James (Eleanor) Smithey, both of Salinas; and grandchildren, Dassi McCurdy and Memosa McCurdy, both of Eugene, Ore.
Services: Graveside memorial services with military rites 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.
Arrangements: Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Butler, Mo.
Lydia Anna Staley
Lydia Anna Staley, 81, of King City, died at her home Thursday, May 24, 2001.
She was born in The Grove, Texas. She was a resident of Porterville since 1943. She moved to King City in 1999 to be closer to her daughter. While in Porterville, Lydia and her husband owned and operated the Tea Pot Dome Café, a local favorite for a great meal, friendly fun and her famous Tea Pot salad dressing. She will be remembered as a loyal friend. She derived great joy from her grandchildren and great-granddaughters and was a fan of the Anaheim Angels.
Her husband, Leo, and two sons, Harold and Sam, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Lily Story of Porterville, as well as 11 other brothers and sisters.
Memberships: Zion Lutheran Church in Terra Bella and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Survivors: Daughters and sons-in-law, Kathie and Kim Johnson of Tupelo, Okla., and Cheryl and Burt Silva of King City; eight grandchildren, Stacy Kaiser, Shawn Terry, Ann Torrance, Ira Johnson, Tim Silva, Marc Silva, Amanda Silva and Nathan Silva; three great-granddaughters, Hailey Kaiser, Hannah Kaiser and Harper Lydia Kaiser; sister, Ella Muehlenbruch of Carson City, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, May 28, at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel in Porterville.
Services: 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Terra Bella.
Burial: Following service at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials: Staley Memorial Scholarship Fund, 900 S. Main, Porterville 93257 and/or VNA & Hospice, 957A Blanco Circle, Salinas 93901.
Delphia 'Jean' Richards-McCain
Delphia "Jean" Richards-McCain, 73, of Chico, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at a Chico hospital.
She was born in Jonesboro, Ark., was raised and educated in Tyronza, Ark., lived in Monterey County for many years and was a former Salinas resident. While in Salinas, she worked for J.C. Penney Co. Following her retirement in 1990, she moved to Chico. She married Eugene Richards in 1948. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and homemaking.
Survivors: Daughters, Debra Ottone of Salinas and Cynthia Ottone of Chico; son, Gary Richards of Ohio; sister, Gwen Williams of Red Bluff; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the mortuary.
Burial: Glen Oaks Memorial Park.
Memorials: American Kidney Foundation in care of the mortuary.
Margarito Roman, 84, of Castroville, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at his home after an illness.
He was born in Mexicali, Mexico, and lived in Castroville for 50 years. He was self-employed as a farm laborer. He was preceded in death by his sister, Femia Roman, and brothers, Blas and Martin Roman.
Memberships: Guadalupana Catholic Association, San Pablo de Colores in Watsonville and Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church.
Survivors: Sons, Luis Roman of Castroville and Robert Roman of Oxnard; brothers, Juan Roman and Andres Roman, both of Corcoran, Pedro Roman and Gilberto Roman, both of Mexicali, and Johnny Roman of Bakersfield; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 3, at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Oct. 3, at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville.
Services: Final visitation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the mortuary chapel followed by procession to the church for Mass at 10 a.m.
Burial: Following at Castroville district cemetery, Moss Landing.
Arnold B. Conley Sr.
Arnold B. Conley Sr., 92, of Sonora, died of natural causes Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Modesto.
He was born in Hillsboro, Ore., and lived in Sonora for 21 years. He was a master mechanic with Spreckels Sugar Co. in Spreckels for 41 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia, in 1963.
Survivors: Son, Arnold "Skip" Conley Jr. of Jamestown; grandchildren, Arnold Conley III of Degraff, Ohio, Carol Edwards of Sonora and Michael Arnold Sr. of Sacramento; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Tuolumne Chapel of Terzich & Wilson, Bay and Pine, Tuolumne City.
Burial: Carter's Cemetery in Tuolumne.
John P. Felshaw
John P. Felshaw, 44, of Salinas, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Salinas.
He was born in Salinas and was a lifelong resident. He worked in the Salinas area as a truck loader and was a volunteer with Dorothy's Kitchen where he helped feed the homeless for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. He was preceded in death by his father, William Felshaw, in 1978.
Survivors: Son, Jacob Felshaw of Fernley, Nev.; mother, Jessie Felshaw of Corning; brothers, Bud Felshaw of Bakersfield, Dan Felshaw and David Felshaw, both of Salinas, and Michael Felshaw and Steve Felshaw, both of Corning; sisters, Carolyn Reynolds of Rossville, Tenn., Sharon Buckman of Cave Junction, Ore., and Elizabeth Russell of Corning; grandson, Bradley Felshaw of Fernley, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Cremation: Struve and Laporte Funeral Home, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.
Memorials: Dorothy's Kitchen, 30 Soledad St., Salinas 93901.
Kenneth 'Kenny' R. Wooten
Kenneth "Kenny" R. Wooten, 60, of Salinas, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in Elko, Nev., and had lived in Salinas for 55 years. He was a graduate of Salinas High School and a self-employed carpet layer in the Salinas area for 38 years.
Survivors: Sons, Brad Wooten of Paso Robles and Chad Wooten of Salinas; grandchildren, Jake, Hannah, Monica, Natalie, Sierra, Madison and Hailey.
Services: No funeral services will be held.
Cremation: Under the direction of Struve and Laporte Funeral Home, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.
Inurement: Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Memorials: American Red Cross.