William “Willie” A. Carter, III passed away at Alderson’s Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the age of 55. He was born on Aug. 12, 1953, in San Jose to William Jr. and Michelina (Berra) Carter.
A resident of Yolo County for 43 years, Mr. Carter spent 40 years as a local rancher. He was very active in AA.
Surviving Mr. Carter is brother Phillip Carter of Winters and sister Paula Carter-Khodaverdi of Vacaville. He is predeceased by his parents, William Carter, Jr., and Michelina Carter, and his grandparents.
A Rosary service is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second Street, in Woodland, with Deacon Ed Kull officiating.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 511 Main Street, in Winters. Internment will follow at the Winters Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mr. Carter may be made to the local SPCA.
Gerald Soto passed away on Nov. 7, 2008, in Roseville, at the age of 63 of natural causes.
Mr. Soto was born Nov. 11, 1944. He graduated from Cal State Sacramento and received his secondary teaching credentials. He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, and Master’s Degree in secondary education. He was a high school teacher in the Grant District for 39 years.
He is survived by his mother, Dora Soto, and brothers Fred of El Dorado Hills, Bill, Joe and Richard, all of Sacramento, and sisters Mary Van Buren of Winters and Betty Silva of Sacramento. His family, friends and colleagues grieve in his passing, according to family members.
Service will be held at Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street in Roseville, on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m.
Donations can be made in Mr. Soto’s memory to the Sacramento Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, in the name of Sherise Silva.
Albert Lee Constant, a resident of Joyce, Washington, died in Port Angeles of age-related causes. He was 74.
One of the 12 children of the Reverend George Henry and Della Mae (Yates) Constant, he was born in Lite, Arkansas, and grew up in Winters.
He married Marqetta Barbara Callison in Reno, Nevada, on June 17, 1950.
Constant, who worked on the Alaska pipeline project in the Valdez terminal as a painter, was a member of and trustee in the Painters Union in Alaska. He was also a longtime member of Moose Lodge.
In addition to spending time with his family and grandchildren, he was a mentor to many other kids and active in Little League.
Baseball, hunting and fishing and shuffleboard were among his personal interests.
Survivors include Constant’s wife, sons Richard “Rocky” and Victor, and son and daughter-in-law Mike and Tina, all of Port Angeles; daughter Juanita “Sissy” Beck of Vancouver, Washington; brother and sister-in-law Reverend Jay and Billie Constant of Pine Knot, Kentucky; sisters Dicie Bledsoe of Winters, and Rosalie Myers of Sacramento; and 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers George, Alvo, Ervin, Roland, Rowe and Roy; and sisters Allie and Susana.
Services were held Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Moose Lodge Family Center in Port Angeles, Washington.
Graveside Services will be in Winters, on Friday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.
William S. Muller, known as Bill to family and friends, passed away at his home in Vacaville on Monday October 27, at the age of 77.
Muller was born April 10, 1931 in Woodland, and lived his entire life in Yolo, Napa, Solano and Modoc counties.
He farmed the area with his father, John T. Muller, and brothers Frank, John, Pete, James, and Bob. Later, he worked with the Operating Engineers and helped build Monticello Dam. Finally, Muller worked for the county of Solano as Maintenance Supervisor Ulatis Flood Control. He also continued to farm with his sons.
Muller built his own home and his beloved cabin, located in Modoc County. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Jr., and Debbie, Douglas and Connie, Michael and Jenny; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Brian; eight grandchildren, Marc, Tessie, Mike, Katie, Jake, Josh, Zachary and Brian; and three great-grandchildren, Chase, Isabella, and Melanie.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8,at 2 p.m., at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 205 Russell Street. A reception will be held at the same location.
Rudy James Nevarez, born Aug. 21, 1978, passed away on Oct. 25, 2008, in Carson City, Nevada.
He is survived by his son Jacob, and his daughter Jordan, his father Joe Nevarez, and his brothers, Jose and Kenny Nevarez of New Mexico. His grandparents are Raymond and Lupe Nevarez of New Mexico and Kenneth and Betty Donaldson of Winters, and Dorothy Hornbock of Dunnigan. Also, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Kim Nevarez. A memorial was held in Carson City on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.
Patricia Chiles Schlabes was a fourth generation Davisite of the pioneering Chiles family. She was born August 17, 1929 in Woodland, CA, the youngest child of William Earl and Olga Ketelsen Chiles. She died unexpectedly on October, 22, 2008 at the age of 79.
She graduated from Davis High School in 1947 and attended Sacramento City College where she was a Pioneer Day Queen. She married Walter “Whitey” Schlabes on September 2, 1951. She was a homemaker and was a passionate historian of her Chiles family history. She compiled pioneer biographies and helped prepare the manuscript of the book “Davisville ‘68” with author and long time friend Joann Leach Larkey. She served many years as a 4-H leader, was active in the Sacramento Pioneer Association, Yolo County Historical Society, Hattie Weber Museum of Davis and St. James Catholic Church.
Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend who touched the lives of everyone she met. Pat was the picture of vibrancy and she always had a ready smile and a special sparkle in her eye that let everyone know she took an interest in them and how she genuinely cared, her family said.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Whitey Schlabes; daughter Nancy Douglas and her husband Marc of Davis, and their daughter Jennifer; sons Jim and his wife Coleen of Winters, and their daughter Jasmine, and Bill and his wife Ann of West Sacramento, and their children Crystal, Anna, Corrine, Ryan and Samantha, and one great-granddaughter, Sophia.
A viewing and rosary will be held at Wiscombe’s Funeral Home, 116 D Street, in Davis, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 from 5–7 p.m., with the rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street, in Davis. Internment will follow at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. A reception will follow immediately at Sudwerk Restaurant, 2001 2nd Street, in Davis.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Pat Chiles Schlabes memory to the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C Street, Davis, CA 95616 or St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street, Davis, CA 95616.
Carl Edward Hoyt passed away at home in Reno, Nevada, on Sept. 30, 2008.
Mr. Hoyt was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Mar. 7, 1931, and came to Oakland with his parents, Carleton Earnest and Leola Belle (neé Anderson) Hoyt, and brothers and sisters in 1943.
Mr. Hoyt served with the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1963, and was stationed in Korea, Alaska, Germany, and posts in the U.S. during his tour of duty.
He is survived by his wife, May Baxter Hoyt of Reno, sisters Lillian Parks of Winters, Aileen and husband Bertram Smith of Hayward, Priscilla and husband Owen Martin, also of Hayward; brothers Edwin and wife Sandra of Eureka, and Jerry Lee of Hayward; and nephews, nieces and friends.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley Veterans National Cemetery
Sean “Seanie” Michael O’Brien, 35, of Sacramento, formerly of Davis, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at his home. He was born June 16, 1973 in Sacramento to Michael and Toni O’Brien. He graduated from Davis High School in 1991 then attended American River College. He worked as a medical claims processor for Blue Shield and Health Net Insurance Company.
He is survived by his spouse, Jason S. Huff-Cook; parents, Michael and Toni O’Brien; sister, Staci Rosenberger and her husband Eric; nephew, Nathan Rosenberger and niece, Aemonn Rosenberger.
A celebration of Sean’s life will be held Oct. 25, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at Great Occasions, 6811 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sean’s memory to the Northern California Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation or the charity of choice.