Garland John Worden
Garland John Worden, 46, of Hollister, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Stanford Medical Center after being hit by a car.
He was born in Merced, lived in Salinas for 25 years and in Hollister for 15 years. He was a supervisor with Pacific Coast Producers. He was a 1973 graduate of Palma High School and 1978 graduate of California State University, Chico.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Anna Silveria and Garland and Nita Worden.
Memberships: Arnold Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and the Jaycees of Hollister.
Survivors: Wife, Martha Worden of Hollister; daughter, Renelle Navarro of Grand Prairie, Texas; son, Ryan Worden of Aptos; stepsons, Victor Meza and Jose Meza, both of Hollister; parents, Victor and Mary Ann Worden of Salinas; sisters, Edwina Worden of Hollister, Theresa Rainey of Tulare and Charlotte Theil of Salinas; brothers, James Worden and Steven Worden, both of Salinas, and Victor Worden II of Salinas; grandchildren, Maleena Navarro, Mariah Navarro and Christian Navarro, all of Grand Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at the mortuary.
Services: Final visitation rites at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, followed by procession to St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1702 Second Ave., Salinas, for the funeral Mass at 2 p.m.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Merced.
Memorials: Palma High School, 919 Iverson Ave., Salinas 93901; Notre Dame High School, 455 Palma Drive, Salinas 93901; or Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Jesse Lee James Sr.
Jesse Lee James Sr., 76, of Upper Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Gheen, Minn., and lived in Salinas from 1949 to 1989, when he moved to Upper Lake. He worked for Rossi Masonry in Salinas for approximately 30 years until his retirement in 1980. He loved working with his hands doing masonry and wielding projects and built many fireplaces and barbecue pits for family and friends. He recently completed reconstruction of a jeep and loved driving it on his son's ranch. He always had a joke and a smile and loved to tease his grandchildren and neighborhood children. His happiest times were in helping his son Jesse with projects and visiting with his friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline, in 1998, parents, Reuben and Queeto James, brothers, Maitland, Don, Roger, Jack and Ace, and sisters, Helen and Betty.
Military service: U.S. Navy as a fireman in the boiler room aboard the escort carrier U.S.S. Sitkoh Bay during World War II.
Memberships: Vice president of the Laborers' Union Local 297 in Salinas from 1959 to 1980, American Legion Post 764, Lucerne.
Survivors: Son, Jesse (Pat) James Jr. of Lakeport and Glen (Denise) James of Big Bear; daughter, Veeda (Bill) Cumming of Paso Robles; brothers, Jim James of Vancouver, Wash., Alvin James of Minnesota, and Pat James of Nehalem, Ore.; sister, Merrie Jo Blauvelt of Forest Grove, Ore.; grandsons, Jesse James III of Moore, Okla., Frank James, Stephen James and Sam James, all of Salinas, Kenny James of Galt, Cole James of Arizona, Robert James of Nice, Daniel James of Big Bear and Sean Cumming of Clovis; granddaughters, Shiella Thornton of Walnut, Miss, and Janelle Fandrick of Atascadero; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie (Chester "Bub") Pate of Upper Lake, Florine (Shorty) Lipska of Watsonville, Jan (Shig) Nishio of Southern California, Ruby Slagle; and many nieces and nephews.
Services: Private family scattering of ashes at a later date.
Cremation: Neptune Society of Northern California, Santa Rosa.
Memorials: Hospice Services of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport 95453.
Fay I. Franscioni
Fay I. Franscioni, 75, of Greenfield, died of natural causes Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Bitterwater and lived in Greenfield. She was a homemaker. She taught American Red Cross swim lessons for many years. She loved her home and family and enjoyed working at Greenfield True Value Mercantile.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charlie, Claire, Lloyd, Jack and Joe Schmidt and sisters, Grace Bray, Alice Bengard and Margaret Carroll.
Memberships: Former member of American Legion Auxiliary and Holy Trinity Altar Society.
Survivors: Husband, Elmer Franscioni of Greenfield; son, Hal Franscioni of Carmichael; daughters, Kathy Franscioni of Greenfield and Caryn Ball of Escalon; brothers, Bob Schmidt of Hollister and Jeff Schmidt of Bitterwater; sister, Amy Lou Hall; grandchildren, Tyrone Padgett and Brian Padgett, both of Emmett, Idaho, Landon Padgett of Ennis, Mont., Jim Ball of Seattle, Alison Ball of Davis, Kacey Ball of Escalon and John Franscioni and Matt Franscioni, both of Carmichael; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Whitehurst Grim Funeral Chapel, 429 Bassett, King City.
Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the mortuary chapel.
Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Holy Trinity Church, 803 Elm Ave., Greenfield.
Burial: Following at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 957-A Blanco Circle, Salinas 93901 or George L. Mee Memorial Hospital, 300 Canal St., King City.
Wayne M. Scott
Wayne M. Scott, 73, of Salinas, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Tulare and lived in Salinas for 60 years. He worked for Pacific Telephone Company for 35 years and retired as a manager. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1946. His hobbies included camping and boating.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ella Scott.
Memberships: Salinas Masonic Lodge No. 204, Salinas Elks Lodge No. 614, Sons in Retirement and Elkampers Club.
Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Bernice W. Scott of Salinas; son, Michael W. (Nancy) Scott of Salinas; and grandsons, Ryan Scott and Tyler Scott, both of Salinas.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the mortuary chapel with Masonic Lodge No. 204 services and Elk services following at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Entombment: Garden of Memories Memorial Park Mausoleum, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Memorials: Donor's favorite charity.
Veronica Moya, 28, of Salinas, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital after an illness.
She was born in Salinas and was a lifelong resident. She was a baby sitter.
Survivors: Parents, Sergio and Paula Moya of Salinas; sisters, Frances Moya, Maria Moya and Sandra Martinez, all of Salinas; brothers, Sergio Moya Jr., Mario Moya and Lino Moya, all of Salinas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass: Memorial Mass 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1702 Second Ave., Salinas.
Arrangements: Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Bettye 'Valerie' Harden
Bettye "Valerie" Harden, 76, of Carmichael, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Carmichael after a lengthy illness.
She was born in St. Louis and was a former area resident. She was a travel counselor with American Automobile Association before her marriage. She was a gifted and talented writer, leaving a legacy of poetry, and was known for her generosity of spirit, her beauty and words of wisdom.
Survivors: Daughter, Leslie (Gordon) Harper; brother, Burton Hal Tischer; and grandchildren, Jessica Harper, Sydney Harper and Miles Harper.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Sierra View Funeral Chapel, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael.
Burial: Following at Fair Oaks District Cemetery.
Warren L. Hurst
Warren L. Hurst, 77, of Salinas, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at SunRidge Rehab and Care Center in Salinas following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Los Angeles and lived in Salinas for 33 years. He was a retired purchasing agent with the U.S. government. Following his retirement from the military, he served as a professional with the Boy Scouts of America in Stockton. He graduated from Herbert Hoover High School and his hobbies included fishing, hunting and gardening. He attended San Diego State Teacher's College for two years following his military service and met his wife while at school.
Military service: Joined the Marine Corps at 19 and served throughout the South Pacific, until peace was declared, and served in the U.S. Army, attending Officer's Candidate School. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in the Korean War and Vietnam. He was involved in the experiments during the International Geophysical Year and his Vanguard Observation Station was the first allied station to track Sputnik. He retired in 1969 at Fort Ord with the rank of major.
Memberships: Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 101 of Salinas, and St. John's Episcopal Church in Monterey.
Survivors: Wife, Ilah Hurst of Salinas; daughters, Ilah E. Breen of Eureka and Joan A. Dresser of Salinas; sons, Warren A. Hurst of Tehachapi and Christopher O. Hurst of Tracy; sister, Miriam Thom of El Paso, Texas; and brother, Woodrow Hurst of Arizona.
Services: Memorial services 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. George's Episcopal Church, 98 Kip Drive, Salinas.
Entombment of ashes: St. George's Columbarium, Salinas.
Arrangements: Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas.
Annie M. Morinini
Annie M. Morinini, 98, of Greenfield, died of natural causes Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at George L. Mee Memorial Hospital, King City.
She was born in Brioni, Verzasca, Switzerland, and lived in Greenfield for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker. She immigrated to the United States in 1926 and met and married her husband in 1932, spending the remainder of her life in Greenfield, except for her later years at the home of Leno and Linda Morinini in King City. Fifty of those years were on the family ranch off Underwood Road in Greenfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aquilino Morinin; sister, Ida Pura; nephew, Victor Pura; brother, Paul Minghetti; and brothers and parents from Switzerland.
Survivors: Sons, Arthur Morinini of Greenfield, Julian Morinini of Hollister and Lino Morinini of King City; daughter, Esther Quement of San Jose; sisters, Angelina Sciolli of Pura, Switzerland, and Philomena Piohn of Kiel, Germany; grandchildren, Julie (Ken) Crone, Lisa Morinini, Melanie (Kenny) Burton, Debbie Quement, Doug Quement, Andrea Quement, Scott (Alecia) Morinini, Kevin (Sandy) Morinini and Tim (Wanetta) Morinini; stepgrandchildren, Alan Davison, Tammy Gibbons, Laurie (Larry) Santos and Kendra Davison; 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Whitehurst Grim Funeral Chapel, 429 Bassett St., King City.
Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the mortuary chapel.
Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Holy Trinity Church, 803 Elm Ave., Greenfield.
Burial: Following at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Forbes Norris A.L.S. Research Foundation, 2324 Sacramento St., San Francisco 94115.
Marian Tsuneko Tanda
Marian Tsuneko Tanda, 84, of Salinas, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Skyline Nursing Care following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Los Angeles and lived in Salinas for 62 years. She was a retired housekeeper. She graduated from El Centro High School in 1935 and enjoyed ballroom dancing, folk dancing and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Tanda, in January.
Memberships: Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, Japanese American Citizens League, Monterey Bay Orchid Society, former member of Salinas Anglers Club and Spin Drifters Folk Dancing Club.
Survivors: Son, Wayne (Diane) Tanda of Morgan Hill; daughter, Jean (Bob) Hirasaki of Gilroy; sister, Misao Inana of Gardena; grandson, Casey Tanda of San Jose and granddaughter, Jade Tanda of Long Beach.
Services: Memorial services 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, Salinas.
Cremation: Has been held.
Placement of ashes: Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott St., Salinas.
Arrangements: Struve and Laporte Funeral Home, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.
Norman W. Miner
Norman W. Miner, 73, of Salinas, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Natividad Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born in Great Falls, Mont., and moved to California as a small child, finally settling in Turlock, where he attended school. He lived in Dixon for a number of years following his military service, moved to Santa Cruz in 1972 and to Salinas in 1974. He owned and operated a 7-Eleven store in Salinas.
Military service: U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
Memberships: Veterans of Foreign Wars 7895, American Legion Post 589 and life member of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors: Wife, Aileen Miner of Salinas; brother, Bryan Miner of Turlock; sisters, Merlyn Hillberg of Turlock and Marilyn Heyne of Fresno; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation: Private under the direction of Benito and Azzaro's Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
Burial: At sea.
Memorials: Donor's favorite charity.
Haskell Earl Paden
Haskell Earl Paden, 94, of Turlock, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock.
He was born in Fairland, Okla., and moved to Salinas at an early age, living in Salinas for 47 years before moving to Keyes in 1971 and settling in Turlock in 1989. He was in the trucking business for 19 years before he worked for Kaiser Permanente as a machinist foreman for 30 years.
Memberships: Machinist Union, Moose Lodge in Salinas and Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Sacramento.
Survivors: Wife, Elma Paden of Turlock; sons, Dale Oxford of Salinas, and Luis Paden and Eugene Paden, both of Sacramento; daughters, Jewell Bailey of Modesto and Donna Cask of Salinas; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. today, March 20, and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 21, at Allen Mortuary, Turlock.
Services: Noon Wednesday, March 21, at the mortuary.
Burial: Lakewood Memorial Park.
Memorials: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 4933, Modesto 95352.