Mitchel John Radulovich passed away on Nov. 23, 2004, in Red Bluff. Born on March 24, 1923, in Willow Glenn, he was 81 years old. Mr. Radulovich was a resident of Corning for the last 13 years.
He served for 55 years as a mechanic. He was known for being a very hardworking man. He last worked for the Hunt-Wesson cannery, where he was well-liked by his coworkers and made friends. He and his loving wife, Wilma, are the owners and operators of the Orchard Ranch in Winters.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of Corning; daughter, Loreta Demele, of Gardnerville, Nevada; sons Mitchel Robert Radulovich, of Winters, and Leo J. Radulovich, of Corning; brother, Peter Radulovich, of Dixon; four grandsons, four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Nick Radulovich, and his sister, Lena Cornwell.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Silveyville Cemetery, in Dixon. Officiating the service will be Father Joseph Huong of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Dixon.
The Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Edward Duane "Eddy" Safreed passed away on Nov. 29, 2004, at his home in Winters, following a short, courageous fight with ALS.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1953, on Mare Island, Vallejo, to Willis and Margrith (Hillman) Slayton.
He married Bette Kingsbury on his 35th birthday in 1988. He graduated from Mission Bay High School in San Diego in 1973. He first came to Winters when he was 15 years old to work in the apricot orchards. While here, he made many friends, so it became home to him again after high school and he resided in Winters for over 30 years.
Eddy was employed by Vacaville Sanitation and Flood Control District as a CWEA Certified Collection Systems Tech, II. Eddy was a member of the Descendents of the Mayflower Society, Rainier Valley Washington Historical Society, Yolo Sportsway, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wilderness Unlimited and Vallejo Elks Lodge.
Eddy enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing and both snow and water skiing. He loved get-togethers with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Bette, of Winters; adopted daughter Melinda Hernandez, of Vacaville; stepsons Travis Swol, of Roseville, and Aaron Swol, of Minnesota; also by his grandchildren, Dustin, Trevor and Esmeralda. He is also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss his company.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie; his father, Willis; his stepfather, George Safreed; brother Charles Safreed; grandparents Amy and Charles Safreed and Helen and Clarence Hillman, Jr.; also by a nephew, Logan Safreed.
There will be a graveside service on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Winters Cemetery, at noon. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.
Contributions may be made in his name to the ALS Society, Sacramento Chapter, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Julia Machado Carrion passed away at Alderson Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 at age 85.
Mrs. Carrion was born March 17, 1919 in Winters at Sky High Ranch in the Olive District. She was a Woodland resident and a former Arbuckle resident. As a young girl she loved to read and take long walks. She collected glass birds and dolls as a hobby. She enjoyed her yard, with many camellias and roses.
Julia married John R. Carrion, Jr. of Winters on Sept. 26, 1941. She worked at Mare Island during World War II as a riveter with her sister Connie. From there, they moved to Arbuckle, where they farmed almonds for many years. Later she took a job at the Arbuckle School District until she retired, at which time they moved to Woodland. She was very active in Eastern Star and the Rebekahs, which she enjoyed very much.
She is survived by her sons Allen Carrion and his wife, Barbara, of Arbuckle, and Richard Carrion, of Sacramento; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Carmen Borden, of Vacaville, Toni Ishtertz, of Woodland and Marian Kammerer, of Winters; also many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carrion, Jr. and her sisters, Frances Ramos, Mary Ramos, Lola Ramos and Connie Azuar.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 21. A funeral was held on Monday, Nov. 22, at Arbuckle Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Arbuckle Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa assisted the family with arrangements.
Jose Martinez Saldaña passed away on Nov. 14, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 16, 1930, in Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, he was 73 years old.
Mr. Saldaña who was retired for many years, was a member of Club Iberico de España. He loved all animals, especially birds; enjoyed walking, doing Spanish crossword puzzles that were sent to him by a friend from Spain, going to yard sales, watching Spanish television programs and especially playing dominoes and spending time with his wife, Janice Juanita Martinez, who took care of him for many years with the help of Yolo Hospice.
Jose was very proud of being an American resident, since moving to the area with his wife in 2000. He always held his homeland of Spain close to his heart also.
Jose had married for the first time at the age of 65 years old to his wife, Janice. He is also survived by his stepsons, Vincent Arovala, of San Francisco, Steven Derby, of Stockton and Michael Derby and his step daughter-in-law Autumn Derby, of Harriman, New York; also by his brother-in-law Harold Pasour; nieces Helena Lassiter and her husband Jerry Lassiter, Brandy and Cale Lassiter, Marie Graham and great niece, Madison Graham, all of Dallas and North Carolina and many friends in Zaragoza, Spain.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, in Vacaville. Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville.
Contributions are preferred to Yolo Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
Jan Pomeroy passed away on Nov. 13, 2004, in Martinez. A resident of Rio Vista, she was 51 years old.
Pomeroy was a retired manager for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. A memorial service will be held at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas Street in Fairfield, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. Disposition is private.
Donald Low, professor emeritus and pioneering expert on animal kidney diseases at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 at the University Retirement Center in Davis following a long illness with Lewy body disease, a degenerative neurological disorder. He was 79.
"Dr. Low was a very popular faculty member who played a significant role in the development of a number of programs in the veterinary school," said Bennie Osburn, dean of UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine. "As director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he was instrumental in fostering veterinary specialties and residency training that has since evolved into the largest veterinary residency program in the world."
Known by many in his profession as the "father of veterinary urology," Low was born and raised in Colorado. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1947 at Kansas State University. After spending three years in private veterinary practice in Iowa, he entered academic veterinary medicine, serving as a clinician at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Ph.D. in veterinary medicine.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-44, in the Merchant Marines from 1944-45 and as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1953-55. In 1950, he began what would be a 20-year tenure on the veterinary faculty at the University of Minnesota, including service as director of veterinary clinics and head of the Department of Veterinary Hospitals. While at the University of Minnesota he developed a special interest in renal diseases and physiology. His studies in nephrology produced many of the fundamental concepts that veterinarians still use today.
In 1971 Low joined the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, where he served for four years as head of the Department of Clinical Sciences and director of CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Veterinary Sciences. In 1974, he came to UC Davis as director of the campus's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, a position he held until 1980. He served as associate dean for instruction in the veterinary school from 1982-83 and as associate dean of public programs from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. After retiring, he was recalled for two years to work on development and continuing education projects.
Dean Osburn noted that as associate dean for academic programs, Low was responsible for overseeing the veterinary school's curriculum and as associate dean for public programs he pioneered the development of continuing education for veterinary professionals.
Low was a founding father of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology, and the discipline of veterinary medicine in the National Academies of Practice. He was the co-author of the book "Canine and Feline Urology" and a contributing author or editor for numerous other texts. He published more than 110 articles and lectured at more than 240 conferences and seminars around the world.
He received numerous honors over the years, including being named Veterinarian of the Year in 1971 by the American Animal Hospital Association. He also received the 1968 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1989 Distinguished Service Award, both from the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. He also received the California Veterinary Medical Association's President's Award, Continuing Educator Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was the recipient of Kansas State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Wild West Veterinary Conference Distinguished Service Award and the Kirk Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In 1997, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Veterinary Medical Association created the Donald G. Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship. This unique program annually supports approximately 12 practicing veterinarians for four weeks each of refresher training and professional exchange at UC Davis' Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and other units of the school. It also serves as a permanent reminder to the veterinary profession of Low's lifelong passion for the importance of the ongoing education of veterinarians.
In addition to his professional accomplishments and dedication to his work, Low is remembered by friends and family members for his insatiable intellectual curiosity and his gift of humor.
"He believed in the concept of serving rather than being served, and he provided service to his family, friends and colleagues, as well as to animals," said his daughter, Cheryl Wise.
Low is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jane Low of Winters; his sister, Lorene Bowling; and brother, Del Low. He also leaves six children, Ron Low and his wife, Diane; Ray Low; Chris Low; Cheryl Wise and her husband, Jerry; Suzie Barbour and her husband, Tom; and Kitty Ratcliff and her husband, Rick. He also is survived by six grandsons, Jim, Philip, Dan and Steven Low, and Rainey and Tolmie Ratcliff, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Luella Carr, and his son, Richard Low.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in UC Davis' Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.
The family prefers that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship, Office of Public Programs, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616; phone 752-6895, or to Yolo Hospice, 132 E St., Suite 3E, Davis, CA 95616; phone 758-5566.
Adrian Rigo Arechiga, the son of Ruby Jauregui and Tony Arechiga, of Chula Vista, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004.
Born in San Diego, on April 17, 2004, he was six months, 21 days old.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Joseph Arechiga IV and his grandparents Rigo Jauregui, of Winters, Sandra Elizondo, Joe Arechiga and Francis Ramos. The funeral was held on Nov. 12, in San Diego.
To make a donation toward the funeral expenses, call Marivel, 795-9053.
On Sunday, Nov. 21, the 12:30 p.m. Spanish Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church will be said in his memory.