Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, for Julie Wallace who died Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 65.
Mrs. Wallace was born in Ohio and had resided in Elk Grove for 26 years.
She was the mother of Louis Brazil and wife Tracy, and George Brazil, and sister of Becky Klaehn and Chris Lentzakis. She is also survived by Zoe Louise, Alison, Robin, Mary, Anna Becky and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the Trisagion beginning at 7 p.m. in Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd.
Friday's services begin at 10 a.m. in St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 9165 Peets St., Elk Grove. Interment follows at 2 p.m. in Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Remembrances may be made to the church building fund.
Memorial services will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, for E. Alan Darby of Wilton who died Sept. 13, 2003, at the age of 84.
Mr. Darby was a native of Canada who had lived in Meadow Vista before moving to Wilton four years ago. He loved flying his own plane and was a member of AOPA.
He is survived by his wife of four years, Mary Darby of Wilton; his sons, Alan Darby of Reno and Ray Darby of Roseville; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Saturday's services will begin at 2 p.m. in Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Interment is private.
Kenneth J. (Ken) Tinker, a resident of Elk Grove for 35 years, died suddenly July 25, 2003 at the age of 74.
Mr. Tinker's career spanned 42 years in the railroad business, starting with servicing steam locomotives for Northern Pacific.
Following telegrapher's school he joined Western Pacific and became an agent at their Pleasanton and Niles stations. He continued his education in traffic management through correspondence courses and attended UC Extension in San Francisco, taking specialized auditing courses.
In 1956 he was promoted to traveling auditor, often auditing the California Zephyr passenger train. In 1968 he transferred back to management at Western Pacific in Sacramento and a few years later became general manager of the Central California Traction Railroad that ran freight between Stockton and Sacramento.
He made many improvements on the CCT before retiring in 1985.
Mr. Tinker was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Superior, Wisc. to Glen Tinker Sr. and Rachel Levens Carroll.
He grew up there, sailing on ore boats on the Great Lakes as a teenager.
In 1945 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Iowa and USS Saratoga.
He was at Bikini Atoll in 1946 for Joint Task Force One atomic bomb tests "Abel" and "Baker," after which he was sent to radio school in San Diego.
This started a love of California and, following his marriage to Nancy Blank in 1951, he and his wife moved to the Golden State in 1953. Elk Grove became home in 1968.
Mr. Tinker was a genealogist for his family, tracing his ancestors back to 1620 and the Mayflower. He published a book, "The Ancestors and Descendants of Kenneth J. Tinker in America 1620-1966."
He was a 35-year member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. He was also a Mason, and a member of Provident-Three Pillars Masonic Lodge 609 and Elk Grove Masonic Lodge 173, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Shriners. VFW Post 2073 also numbered him among its members.
Mr. Tinker loved to travel, said his wife, whether by RV, train, airplane or cruise ship.
The couple recently returned from a two-week cruise in Tahiti.
He enjoyed cooking and was fondly called by the family "Our Gourmet Cook."
Mr. Tinker was preceded in death by his brother Glen Tinker Jr., sister-in-law Vivian Rockafellow Tinker and niece Linda Tinker Welter.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Nancy J. Tinker; his children, Elizabeth Rae Gage and husband Paul of Flower Mound, Texas, Nancy Jenkins and husband Robert, and Jay Tinker and wife Dorene all of Elk Grove; and his grandchildren, Jennifer Gage Imburgia and husband Anthony of Chicago, Paul Gage and wife Susan of Bedford, Texas, Heather Sareeram and Kenneth Jenkins of Elk Grove; and Loren, Jayna and Ronnie Tinker also of Elk Grove.
Mr. Tinker is also survived by his sister-in-law Linda Blank McShane of Sacramento; brothers-in-law Richard Blank and wife Margie of Vienna, Wash., Ronald Blank and wife Cherie of Spokane, Gerald Blank and wife Jeri of Lodi and Bruce Blank and wife Joyce of Phoenix; his nephews, Greg Tinker and wife Wynn and daughters Kelly and Sara of Rice Lake, Wisc. and Joel Welter of Minnesota; and his niece Karen Tinker Orleskie and husband Jim, daughter Amy and son Adam of Superior.
Private services were held July 31 with Pastor Richard Eddy of St. Peter's Lutheran Church officiating. Remembrances may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 8701 Elk Grove-Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95624; or Shriners' Children's Hospital of Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Arrangements were by Elk Grove Funeral Chapel.
A celebration of the life of Estella (Stella) Verdell Braun Brenner will take place Saturday, Aug. 16. Mrs. Brenner, a 42-year resident of Elk Grove, died July 24, 2003 at the age of 67.
She was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Ashley, N.D., where she grew up. In 1956 she married Larry Brenner, and the couple lived in Germany for a brief time while he was in the service.
They moved to Elk Grove in 1961, and Mrs. Brenner worked as a bookkeeper for Cal Worthington Chevrolet for many years.
"Her true joys in life were her family, friends and the ocean," said her family.
Mrs. Brenner is survived by her sons, Dennis and Mark both of Elk Grove; her granddaughters, Nicole and Jennifer of Sacramento, and Patrisha, Michelle and Robyn of Elk Grove; and five great-granddaughters.
She was the sister of Janice Braun and Carol Rhoades of Bismarck, N.D.
The Aug. 16 celebration begins at 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 9240 Survey Road in Elk Grove. It is a potluck and guests are asked to bring side dishes.
Memorial services will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 for Roger A. Phillips who died Aug. 4, 2003 at the age of 62. Mr. Phillips was a native of Iowa who had lived in Shingle Springs for the past 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon of Shingle Springs; his father William Phillips of Elk Grove; and his siblings, Sandra Kohaya, Mary Griess, Bill, Ron, Jerry and Bob Phillips.
He was the uncle of Sheila, Gary, Mike, Patrick, Kathy and Cindy.
Saturday's services will begin at 1 p.m. in Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Interment is private.
No services were held at her request for Joey Ann London of Galt, who died March 20, 2003, at the age of 56.
Mrs. London was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Elgin, Ill. and had lived in Miami, Fla. before moving to Galt six years ago. She was a homemaker who enjoyed arts and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Megan, in October 2002.
Mrs. London is survived by her sons, Danny Megan and wife Kim of Florida and Patrick Murphy of Ventura. She was the sister of David Butz of Elk Grove.
Arrangements were by Ben Salas Funeral Home, Galt.
Sally V. Sonder, a former resident of Elk Grove who spent 21 years here, died in Ione Aug. 9, 2003, the same day as her sister, Marion Boroff of Daniel, Wyo. died.
Mrs. Sonder was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Merna, Wyo. to Laura and Harold Thompson. She married Leslie W. Sonder in Merna on July 19, 1952.
Following her husband's retirement in 1989, they moved to Vernal, Utah where they lived until his death in 1999. Mrs. Sonder then moved to Ione.
Mrs. Sonder was a member of the Kingsbury Community Church, the Uintah Club, the Historical Society and the Archaeological Society in Vernal, and in Ione became involved with the United Methodist Church and Hospice.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; and her siblings, Harold, Olie, Paul and Laura.
Mrs. Sonder is survived by her children, Leslie Ann Keck and husband Bill of Galt, Shelly Lyn Middleton and husband Marcus of Bagdad, Ariz., and Steven Albert Sonder of Sacramento; her grandchildren, Alexandra and Ryan of Bagdad; and her stepgrandchildren, Heather and Zachary of Galt.
She was the sister of Robert Thompson and wife Marie of Sandy, Utah; and the sister-in-law of Max Boroff of Daniel.
Graveside services for both Mrs. Sonder and her sister were held in Pinedale, Wyo. Remembrances may be made to Hospice, 24 East Main St., Ione, CA 95640 or Hospice of Utah, 266 W. 100 N., Suite 5, Vernal, UT 84078.
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Arrangements for Mrs. Sonder were by Daneri Mortuary, Jackson.