Clifford A. McFarland, a resident of Elk Grove for the past 37 years, died in Sacramento Oct. 18, 2006 at the age of 66.
Mr. McFarland was born in Painsville, Ohio and was a drywall contractor in Elk Grove for 20 years. He was a member of AMVETS of Sacramento.
He was preceded in death by his wife LaFern McFarland in 1996, son Terry McFarland in 1988 and siblings Carl, Raymond, Harry, Betty and Clayton Dodge.
Mr. McFarland is survived by his children Tracy MacNeil of Elk Grove and Melinda Ragland and husband Drew of Folsom; grandchildren April and Ashley, Nancy and Brittney Tucker; siblings Virginia Willing, Jimmy Dodge and Shirley Morrison and husband Jack; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life took place Oct. 21. Arrangements were by South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today (Friday) for Emilia Agusta Luis Correia of Elk Grove who died Sept. 16, 2006 at the age of 91.
Mrs. Correia was born in Raminho, Terceira, Acores, and became a citizen of the United States at age 82. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Society.
She was preceded in death by her brother Manuel N. Luis.
Mrs. Correira is survived by her husband of 62 years Jose Goncalves Correia; children Jose Manuel Correia and wife Manuela, David L. Correia and wife Fatima, and Manuel Luis Correia and wife Rosemary; and grandchildren Michael and Sandra Correia, Melissa Correia, Lisa Mello, David Correia, Cindy Robertson and their families.
She also leaves behind great-grandchildren Dylan A. and Luca A. Mello, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Correia and Caleb Young, and Marianinha Menezes and two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
Today’s Mass will begin at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road, followed by interment in South East Lawn Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.
Arrangements are by South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove.
Funeral services will take place Sunday, Oct. 1 for Rosie S. Sugimoto, a former resident of Elk Grove who died in Sacramento Sept. 20, 2006. Mrs. Sugimoto, 79, was a native of Stockton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Sugimoto in 1996.
Mrs. Sugimoto is survived by 12 children, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters.
Visitation is Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. in South East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Sunday’s services, which begin at 2 p.m., are in South East Lawn Chapel. Cremation is private.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 25 for Carol Lorraine Meador, a longtime resident of Elk Grove and an “incredible volunteer” for Project R.I.D.E. Mrs. Meador, 59, died suddenly at home Sept. 18, 2006.
She and her husband Larry first became involved with R.I.D.E. in the 1970s because of their daughter Cheryl, one of the first regular participants in the therapeutic horseback riding program for special needs children and adults. She chaired the spaghetti feed which has been an annual fundraiser for 22 years, personally soliciting businesses for donations for the event and working with volunteers decorating and running the dinners.
Although not a horse person according to R.I.D.E staff, she soon began working in the arena as a side-walker then as a leader, then later hauling horses in the trailer from the ranch to the arena. When the horses were moved from Wilton to Herald, the new facility had to be readied and Mrs. Meador arranged for the Elk Grove Lions Club to tackle the project.
In the 1980s she became involved with the R.I.D.E board, serving as president, vice president and even secretary for a year. She made many presentations promoting Project R.I.D.E. to various organizations and set up information booths at many events, arranging for volunteers to man the booths, and raising funds for the organization.
“Carol has been involved in all facets of the (R.I.D.E.) program,” said staff members who were still trying to realize that one of their leading volunteers was gone.
Daughter Jennifer called her mother a professional volunteer, citing the years she spent with Sheldon 4-H Club, first as cooking leader and then as club leader. Baking, canning, cooking, arts and crafts were a big part of her life and she was known to feed her volunteers on many occasions. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Mrs. Meador was born March 25, 1947 in Stockton and grew up in various towns throughout the state as her father, Walter J. “Tiny” Harris was a correctional officer for the state. He preceded her in death.
Carol and Larry Meador were married 37 years ago and moved to Elk Grove shortly after the wedding, in 1970. He survives her as do her daughters Cheryl Lynn and Jennifer Ann Meador all of Elk Grove; mother Imogene Harris and sister Linda Miller both of Woodland; and nephews James Gerald Loesch of Benicia and Jeffery Charles Loesch of Woodland.
Pastor Neal Harrell of Point Pleasant United Methodist Church will officiate at Monday’s services which begin at 10 a.m. at South East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, followed by interment in South East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation hours are Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Following Monday’s services a reception for Mrs. Meador will take place at the R.I.D.E. Arena, 8840 Southside Ave. behind Jessie Baker School. Remembrances may be made to Project R.I.D.E., P.O. Box 159, Elk Grove, CA 95759.
Dee M. Fralick, a longtime resident of the Elk Grove area, died Jan. 2, 2007 at the age of 78.
Mrs. Fralick was born in Alhambra and came to Sacramento 44 years ago. She was a former member of New Life Christian Church of Elk Grove and, said her family, was a talented artist specializing in oil painting as well as an expert in cake decorating.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James Fralick of Elk Grove; children Corinne Villa and husband Joe of Sacramento, Lydia Goodman and Rudy Espino of Sherman Oaks, and Steven Fralick of Elk Grove; grandchildren Jason Moniz and wife Sara of Folsom, Jennifer Moniz, Justin and Amber Espino all of Sacramento, and Joshua Fralick of Elk Grove; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services took place Friday at South East Lawn Mortuary Chapel, Elk Grove. Remembrances may be made to any organization offering Alzheimer’s aid. The address for the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California is 2641 Cottage Way, Suite 4, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Minnie Chan, a longtime resident of Courtland, died Feb. 3, 2007 at the age of 83.
She was born Aug. 7, 1923 in San Francisco and grew up in Ling Gong village, Zhongshan Province, China, until she came to Courtland in 1939 at the age of 15 to be married. Her life centered around her family who remember her as a loving caregiver and wonderful cook.
Mrs. Chan was preceded in death by an infant son, grandchildren Brian and Jennifer, and grandniece Samantha.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lincoln Chan of Courtland; sons Wallace and wife Debra and Douglas and wife Carla all of Courtland and Dennis and wife Marsha of Sacramento; grandchildren Sonya Chan and husband Tony Wittry of Foster City, Katrina Chan of Santa Monica, Christopher Chan of San Luis Obispo and Courtland, Katherine Chappell and husband Steve of Hayward, Douglas Chan and wife Rebecca of Galt, Hillary Chan of Sacramento, Robyn Babbitt and husband Jeff of Ladera Ranch, Tiffany Chan of Folsom and Carrie Chan of San Diego; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Chan was the aunt of Dr. Henry Go and wife Dr. Barbara Arnold of Courtland, and great-aunt of Rosemary Go and husband Greg Woolhiser of San Jose and Adrienne Go and husband Charles Johnson of San Francisco.
Private services were held. Remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the Courtland Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were by South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove.
Gregory James Womack of Elk Grove died Feb. 5, 2007 at the age of 20. He was born Aug. 6, 1985.
Mr. Womack is survived by his parents, De Vona and Jayson Wait and Glen and Pam Womack; brothers and sister Aaron, Chris, Nick, Bryan and Ashley Womack; and grandparents Leonard Hintz and Wanda Womack.
Burial services were held at South East Lawn Memorial Park, Elk Grove.
Judy Sassman, a longtime resident of the Elk Grove/Point Pleasant area, died March 20, 2007 at the age of 64.
She and husband Earl created the Sassman Memory Trees, Christmas light display at their home in Point Pleasant, featured in the Citizen’s Christmas decoration contest.
Mrs. Sassman was born in Yuba City and came to this area at age 4, graduating from Elk Grove High School. Her interests were her family and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Sassman-Trautt and her father, Clarence Kearney.
Mrs. Sassman is survived by her husband of 47 years, Earl Sassman of Point Pleasant; children Rick Sassman and wife Mindy and Durita Machado and husband Troy of Elk Grove, and Vickie Sanders and husband George of El Dorado; grandchildren Ryan, Malorie, Jordan, Amber, Dustin, Terra, Travis, Mathew, Trevor and Maddison; and great-grandchild Brooklyn.
She was the daughter of Marcella Kearney of Elk Grove and sister of Jim Kearney and wife Dureta of Lincoln.
A reception took place March 24 at South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove. Cremation was private and burial will be at a later date in the Point Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 3841 N. Freeway Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834.
Agnes A. Martin, a 15-year resident of Elk Grove, died March 22, 2007 at the age of 87.
Mrs. Martin was born in Visalia, and moved with her family in 1950 to Grants Pass, Ore. where they lived until her husband, Henry Martin’s death in 1988. In 1992 she moved to Elk Grove to be near her children.
Mrs. Martin is survived by children Cathy Duley and husband David and Marjorie Eggleston all of Elk Grove; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation was private. She will be buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Grants Pass next to her husband. Remembrances may be made to any children’s charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by South East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove.