Maria "Angelita" Mata Ochoa
Maria "Angelita" Mata Ochoa passed away on July 3, 2004. Born on Oct. 14, 1942, in Santa Maria De Los Angeles, Jalisco, Mexico, she was 61 years old.
Mrs. Ochoa was a Winters resident for 32 years. She worked for Mariani Nut Company for 30 years.
She is survived by her mother, Juliana Mata Torres; son and daughter-in-law, Gustavo M. and Yvonne Leal, of Modesto; daughters and sons-in-law, Eva L. and Don Garcia, of Winters and Elvira Ochoa and Jose F. Lopez, of Woodland and Maria Ochoa, of Portland, Oregon.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Donnie D. Garcia, Aaron M. Garcia, Elena A. Leal, Gabriela A. Leal and Gustavo B. Leal, also by a brother Benjamin Mata and two sisters, Ofelia M. Ochoa and Maria Luz Gonzalez.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Trinidad Carlos Ochoa in 1978, and by her father in 1951.
A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, with a Rosary from 7-7:45 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 9, 2004 at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Winters Cemetery.
Charles Albert Rominger, a fifth generation Yolo County farmer and resident of Winters, died on Oct. 15, 2006 at the age of 52. Born in Woodland on May 28, 1954, he grew up on the family farm north of Winters. He was a 1972 graduate of Winters High School and a 1978 graduate of UC Davis.
He is survived by his wife Cairn, daughter Cienna and son Aldo; parents, Richard and Evelyne Rominger of Winters; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Patricia Rominger and their daughters, Katherine and Sarah of Winters; sister and brother-in-law Ruth Rominger and Lars Tomanek of Morro Bay; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Robyn Rominger and sons Justin and John of Winters; uncle Don Rominger and family of Winters; aunt Claire Stark and family of Winters; aunt Joan Martinez and her husband Dan and their family of Winters, including former Winters Mayor Dan Martinez, who is his first cousin; numerous other aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Anne Rominger of Winters and John and Lillian Rowe of Davis.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish Hall in Winters. Scott Anderson, the Presbyterian minister who married Charles and Cairn, will conduct the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Rominger’s name to the Charlie Rominger Farmland Preservation Fund, which has been established at the Yolo Land Trust, P.O. Box 1196, Woodland, CA, 95776.
T.L. “Red” Vieu passed away Oct. 22 at his home at the age of 90 with his loving daughter Mary and his granddaughter Darlene by his side.
Mr. Vieu was born Oct. 3, 1916 in Plainfield to Theodore Mark and Juanita Vieu. He was raised and farmed on the Vieu Ranch in Monticello until 1955, when the Berryessa Dam was built. He then moved to Capay Valley where he continued farming for another 51 years.
Throughout Mr. Vieu’s life he went to rodeos, winning many roping events. One of his biggest pleasures was roping at his friend’s cattle brandings. He was an avid deer hunter and a member of the Western Yolo Grange.
He is survived by sister Beulah Parker of Lodi, daughter Mary Carpenter of Rodeo, son Victor Vieu of Brooks, grandchildren Darlene Carpenter of Rodeo, Lynette Hoole and her husband Bill of Illinois, Cindy Pontes and her husband Thomas of Chino Hills, Ross Vieu and his wife Jill of Arizona, Mike Vieu and his wife Bobbie of Nevada, Ken Vieu and his wife Debbie of Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore Mark Vieu and Junita Vieu, wife of 57 years Julia (Piezzi) Vieu, son Ted Vieu and son-in-law Neal Carpenter.
Services will be held at McNary’s Chapel, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. with the internment following at Monticello Cemetery, located at Spanish Flats, Lake Berryessa.
Steven Joe Vender, 45, passed away on Oct. 13, 2006 at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Winters, born on Nov. 21, 1960 to Joe and Nina Martin Vender.
Mr. Vender spent most of his career as a construction laborer. He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and watching the Raiders (hopefully) win. He is described by family members as a compassionate person with a tender heart, who loved a good joke and could be counted on for a humorous comment. They say he just wanted people to be happy and was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends.
Family members provided the following information about Mr. Vender’s life: “When Steve met Kim, he found a new meaning in life and his life became full. It was wonderful to know Steve had someone to share and experience life with, for over the past 10 years Kim gave Steve his own family he had never had. Steve’s joy was being “Papa” to Damian, Derek and Eddie “Harry.” He loved these boys with all of his heart just as they loved and adored him, spending time with him any chance they could. He also did his best to be a father figure to his cousin Matthew, who knew Steve was always there when he needed him. Truly all of Steve’s nieces and nephews loved their Uncle Steve and knew they were welcome at any time. Brandon, Destiny, Jamie, Eric and Chad knew that their Uncle Steve could be counted on for his unconditional love for them.
It was wonderful to watch him take time with his great nephew, Andrew and great niece, Alaina, who also gave Steve lots of joy. Steve was more than a wonderful brother to Terry and Denise — he was a good listener and a great friend, just as he was to many, for Steve had many friends. Steve’s love for his parents was obvious to anyone around. Nobody could love or respect their parents more than Steve did, for this is where he learned unconditional love and they were always there for him. The love they have for Steve seems impossible to put into words — no son was ever loved more. Steve will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.”
Mr. Vender is survived by his parents, Joe and Nina Vender of Winters; brother, Terry Vender of Winters; sister, Denise Draper of Winters; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 512 First Street in Winters. Interment will follow in the Winters Cemetery. Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so by visiting www.wiscombefuneral.com.
Charles Albert Rominger, 52, a fifth generation Yolo County farmer and resident of Winters, died Oct. 15, 2006. A memorial service is planned for Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Anthony Parish Hall on Grant Avenue and Main Street in Winters from 4-7 p.m. A gathering for visiting begins at 4 p.m., with a memorial at 5 p.m. A complete obituary will be printed next week.
Harold Andrew Thomson of Woodland passed away on Oct. 15, 2006 in Woodland. Born on May 24, 1913 in Bishop, he was 93 years old. A 76-year resident of Yolo County, he graduated from Woodland High School in 1930. He was a rice farmer for E.L. Wallace & Sons for 50 years.
He is survived by son and daughter in law, Tom and Clare Thomson; sister, Mildred Judson, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Thomson; son, Robert Thomson; and sisters Margaret Wilkendorf and Helen Buck.
A memorial service was planned for Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Woodland. Burial was private. Memorials may be made in Mr. Thomson’s name to the American Cancer Society.
Vivian N. Jacobson Delorefice
Vivian N. Jacobson Delorefice, 78, of Vacaville, passed away at home on July 9, 2004.
She was born in Savo, South Dakota and lived in the Berkeley/El Cerrito area until moving to Vacaville in 1982.
Vivian was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a compassionate and loyal friend to many. Poetry writing, stamp collecting and family genealogy were among her many interests.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Judie Delorefice of Fairfield and Dan and Patricia Delorefice of Winters daughter of Diana Patrette of Vacaville; grandsons Daryl Delorifice and Todd Delorefice of Fairfield, Guy Delorifice of Healdsburg, Beau Patrette of Woodland, Chad Patrette of Dixon; granddaughters Dawn Delorifice of Eugene, Oregon, Erin Delorifice of Santa Monica, Juli Delorifice of Natomas, Danielle Delorifice of Woodland and Allison Delorifice of Winters; six great-grandchildren.
A private memorial gathering with family and friends will be held July 24 in Winters. Memorial contributions are preferred, and may be sent to North Bay Hospice Foundation, 1300 Oliver Road, Fairfield, CA 94534.
Robert Henry "Bob" Scadden passed away on Dec. 23, 2004. He was born on May 31, 1941 in Burro Canyon, Colorado, to Henry and Jennie Scadden. He was delivered in the bedroom of their ranch house by a local country doctor . On the ranch, the family raised cattle, and used some for milk. Once a week, they would take the cream and sell it to the creamery in Trinidad, Colorado. Bob learned to work hard at a young age. He attended a one-room school house right next to the ranch until the eighth grade. He graduated high school in Trinidad at the age of 16. After six months of college, Bob joined the U. S. Army. While stationed in Fairfield, he met the love of his life, Shirley Kay Westbrook. They were married Dec. 22, 1961. They had a daughter and a son. He worked for U.C. Davis for 37 years and then retired. He also worked part-time for Pisani's service station for approximately 35 years. He resided in Winters for 41 years. Bob was a very hardworking man all his life. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was known for his humorous sarcasm, his friendly attitude and his never-ending smile. He was also known for being there for those who needed him. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Scadden, of Winters; daughter Sherry Caskey and son-in-law Dennis Caskey, of Winters; son Robert D. Scadden, of Woodland; sister Alice Louderback and brother-in-law Odell Louderback, of Colorado; granddaughters Jennifer, Melissa and Kristy Spurling, of Winters and Destiny Scadden, of Oregon; grandson Keith Caskey, of Winters, and many more relatives. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the whole community, but always in our hearts. We love you Bob, Dad, Papa and Pops. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Winters, 512 First Street, on Monday, Jan. 3. The viewing will be at 10 a.m., the funeral at 11 a.m. A Graveside service will be held at the Winters Cemetery
immediately following the funeral. A reception will follow at First Baptist Church.
Virginia Catherine Tuner passed away on Dec. 17, 2004, in Sacramento. Born on July 28, 1923 in Winters, to James A. and Marian E. Birmingham, she was 81 years old. She was a 51 year resident of West Sacramento. Virginia was the matriarch of Family Services, 1989 Sacramento Area Family of the Year. She was a past organizing member of the Yolo County Juvenile Justice Committee; board member and past president of the Yolo County Museum; member and past secretary Our Lady of Grace Italian Catholic Federation; founder of the Potted Planters of West Sacramento, and member of the Golden Years Club and East Yolo Friends of the Library. She volunteered as a substitute teacher in the 1950s at the former Saint Joseph1s School at 9th & G Streets, Sacramento, and worked as a librarian in the 1970s at Westacre School, West Sacramento. Virginia was an avid gardener; her garden won her the Residential Landscape "Beauty in Progress" award from the City of West Sacramento. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Harold B. Turner; daughters Joan Mulder of Sacramento and Cathy Baker of Clarksburg; sons David Turner and his wife Barbara of Sacramento, and Philip Turner and his wife Kris of Woodland; grandchildren Henri, Dennis, and Theresa Mulder; Amber, Autumn, Elaine, and Danah Turner; Jay and Jack Christopher Baker; and brother James F. Birmingham of Sacramento. Friends and family are invited to attend a Rosary, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at River City Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule, West Sacramento and a Funeral mass on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 911 Park Blvd, West Sacramento. After the Mass a gathering will be held at VFW, 905 Drever, West Sacramento to celebrate her life and accomplishments. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Virginia1s name for an Arts Program at Our Lady of Grace School, 1990 Linden Rd, West Sacramento, CA 95691.