John Antonio Campos, 87, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at his brother’s home in Winters. He was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Spain to Luis and Aurelia (Ramos) Campos. He attended school in Spain until his family moved to Winters, where he graduated from Winters High School in 1939.
Survivors include his sister Ann Woupios and her husband, Socrates, of Sacramento; brother Louis Campos of Winters; nieces Cindy Campos of Woodland, Louise Byrnes of Vacaville, Dianne Armstrong of Cornville, AZ, Carol Ann Woupios of Sacramento; and nephews Ted Woupios of Susanville, and Steve Campos of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Campos, and brother, Herman Campos.
Private internment will be at the Vacaville Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road, in Vacaville. The family requests contributions be directed to Prostate Cancer Research in his memory.
Virginia Goodrow passed away on July 31, 2008. Born on April 17, 1935, she 73 years old. A lifelong resident of California, Virginia enjoyed her remaining years in Winters with her husband of 47 years, Marvin Goodrow. She was a graduate of Beverly Hills High School and UCLA, and received her Masters degree from the University of Michigan. She was a dedicated teacher, a docent at The Great Valley Museum and a volunteer at the UC Davis Arboretum. She was an avid naturalist and world traveler.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children, Jonathan and Elizabeth Goodrow; and brother, Robert Schafer.
In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to the Winters Library, 201 First Street, Winters, CA 95694. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. at the UC Davis Putah Creek Lodge. Call (720) 296-1347 for more information.
James Richard Muller was born August 21, 1919, to John T. and Tessie Waters Muller, in Knights Landing. He passed away on August 29, 2008, in Davis at the age of 89.
He spent his life living in various places throughout Nevada and northern California. At the time of his death, he resided with his daughter in Winters.
During WWII, he served in the Merchant Marines Army Corp Transportation. After the war he married Norma May Clark of Monticello and they were married for 49 years until her death in September of 1993. He was self-employed for many years and then became a lube engineer in the Operating Engineer’s Local #3 Union, until his retirement in 1980.
He will be missed by his children, Richard O’Brien and wife Charlotte of Redding; Pete Muller and wife Linda of Vacaville; Bea Laukkanen of Winters; brother Bill and wife Martha of Vacaville; grandchildren Kevin O’Brien of Foresthill; Kathy and husband Mike Mott of Lakewood, CO; Christy and husband Jim Frank of Winters; Laurie and husband Chris Totter of Warsaw, MO; Jaime Pomeroy of MO; Shellie Muller of Vacaville and Deanna and husband Mike Crowley of Vacaville; great-grandchildren Megan, Mathew, Cody, Kelsey, Jaina, Jerrett, Shelli, Chrisopher, Matthew, Jacob, Macie, Nicholas, Angie and Mikaela; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Willard Laukkanen; brothers Oroville; John and wife Alberta; Frank and wife Edith; Pete and Robert Muller.
A viewing will be held at the McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, Vacaville, on Thursday evening between 5 and 8 p.m. Services will be held graveside at the Monticello Cemetery
in Napa, Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.
William Howard Oser, a retired educator with a passion for antiques and artifacts, died on Aug. 14 at age 85.
Oser was born Feb. 25, 1923, in San Francisco to Alice and Stan Oser. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years before earning his degree at Cal State Sacramento.
He taught for three decades, beginning at Rio Linda Elementary School in 1950. Throughout the years, he worked as a teacher, administrator and consultant in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
Shortly before retiring in 1981, he helped create Wolfskill Continuation High School in the Winters Joint Unified School District. He also took part in demonstration teaching programs at San Francisco State University.
Oser owned a house in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and lived there during the winter. He enjoyed exploring missions and historic sites with his nephew, Mark Oser. He also served as a member of the Crocker Art Service Group, and helped organize the museum’s annual antiques show.
Oser is survived by his partner, Fred Sinclair of Sacramento, daughter Candice Lutz of Camarillo, brother Don Oser of Mexico and Lake Tahoe, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, 95814.
John R. Ramos of Dunnigan passed away on Aug. 18, 2008, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Fairfield following a lengthy illness. Born in Fairfield on Aug. 4, 1934, he was 74 years old. He grew up in Winters and was a Winters High School graduate.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1957, and was a partner in his own business in Winters. He retired from the grocery retail business in 2002 after working at Lorenzo’s Market in Sacramento, Safeway and Fry’s in Davis and Cracchiolo’s Market & Catering in Woodland over the years.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, and enjoyed weekend poker games with the boys. He loved spending time at Bodega Bay and Lake Tahoe, and will be remembered for his contagious warm smile, a keen sense of humor, a love of practical jokes and “common sense” conversation. He had a strong will to live and loved his family immensely.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley; daughters, Paula Fusaro of Woodland Penny Way and husband Patrick of North Carolina, and Teresa Hayes and husband Fred of Dixon; son, John Ramos and wife Kathy of Winters; sister and brother-in-law, Rosemarie and Bart Frey of Yuba City; grandchildren Christina Talbot, Tony Fusaro, Gregory Williams, Chad and Jenna Hayes, and Renee, Amber and Matt Ramos.
Services were held on Aug. 22 at the Milton-Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon. Private burial took place at the Sacramento VA National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation or Yolo Hospice.
Mary Deguara passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at Woodland Health Care in Woodland at the age of 78. She was born in Winters to Joseph and Carnation Carbajal. She was a devoted wife to Charlie Deguara. They were married on July 11, 1954. She resided in Arbuckle for the past 56 years.
She was a devoted mother who volunteered at her daughters’ school functions. She loved animals (except for lizards and snakes), and enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Carnation Backhaus (husband Spencer) and Angela Schmidt (husband Daryl); grandchildren, Kyle and Austin Schmidt and Megan Mann; stepmother Armelita Carbajal; brothers, Joe (wife Deanna) Carbajal, Jerry (wife Lorraine) Carbajal and Alfred (wife Marcella) Carbajal; brother-in-law Walter Goodman; sisters-in-law, Salvina, Anna and Mary Deguara-Malta; aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie (1962); parents, Joe and Carnation Carbajal; granddaughter Kellie Mann; sister Lillian Goodman; mother and father in-law Angela and Michael Deguara; brother-in-law Tony and his wife, Mary Anne Deguara-Malta.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 412 Laurel Street, in Arbuckle. Mass will follow visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Arbuckle Cemetery.
Paul George Narr passed away on Aug. 10. The Winters resident was born on Sept. 20, 1965, in North Sacramento, along with an identical twin brother, Walter.
Soon after his birth, his family moved to Davis. Narr graduated from Davis High School in 1984. Following that, he worked for Goodyear Vanderhamm Tire Center, and went on to graduate from the Sacramento Center Police Academy in 1992. In 1994, Narr proudly followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Davis Police Department.
During his career with the Davis PD, Narr worked as a patrol officer, motor officer, detective, SWAT team member and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He worked with the Community Response Team and the Citizen’s Academy. He presented to community groups and participated in charity fund raisers. He was also active with the Davis Youth Academy, where he was a favorite of many Davis youngsters.
Narr received many commendations during his career that acknowledged his outstanding professionalism and customer service. He demonstrated respect, compassion and sensitive treatment of all suspects and victims, including a suicide attempt intervention in 1994. Aside from being a genuine nice guy, Narr was also recognized as an intuitive and productive investigator. He was known to all in law enforcement as a “cop’s cop.”
Narr is survived by his wife, Michelle, daughter Peyton, age 5, and son Jack, age 2, of Winters. He is also survived by his twin brother Walter Narr, III, sister-in-law Cathy, and nephews Eddie and Jake, of Pollock Pines; his sister Anita Boone, brother-in-law Jeff, and nephews Adam and Eric, of Davis; his parents, Leona and Walter Narr, Jr., of Pollock Pines; his uncle, John Young; and his many other family members and friends.
Narr was loved by many and will be deeply missed, said family. Services will be held Aug. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Boulevard, in Davis. Donations may be made to the Peyton and Jack Narr College Trust Fund at First Northern Bank, 434 2nd Street in Davis, or at any other First Northern Bank branch.
Robert Dale Pascale, 52, passed away on Aug. 7, 2008 at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was born in Oakland, and as a young man served eight years in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He lived in Idaho before moving to Winters seven years ago.
He is survived by his children, Robert of Hayward and Bonnie of Stockton; granddaughter, Katelynn of Hayward; mother, Lillian Parks of Winters; siblings Ruth (Tom) Turner and Kathryn Eldridge of Winters, John Parks of Eloy, Arizona, and Michael Parks and Emily Parks of Sacramento; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services are pending.
Annie Teresa “Auntie Annie” Dumes passed away on Aug. 5. She was 84 years old.
Born on March 24, 1924, she is survived by nieces Linda Rodriguez and Sandy Freeland, grand-nieces and nephews Gina Martin, Joanna Frazier, Christopher Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Marc Rodriguez, Adam Freeland, and six great grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by husband Marcus Dumes, father Anthony Ramirez and beloved sister Dolores Martinez.
Services are pending, likely on Aug. 11 or 12. Arrangements are being made by Wiscombe’s Funeral Chapel in Davis.
Born in Tulare on August 24, 1951, Vernon “Wayne” Thomas passed away at his home in Winton, California on July 30, 2008 after a long history of heart problems.
His family moved to Winters in 1956, but as a young man moved to Woodland, California. He returned to Winters in 1997 to help care for his mother during her long illness.
He moved to Winton two years ago, but he always wanted to return to Winters where so many good memories were as he was growing up.
He was a devoted brother and friend and was always ready to help you out, especially those less fortunate, and did so many times
One of his favorite things to do was to gather the leftovers from harvested crops into the bed of his pickup truck and come into town and give them away with Sabra at his side.
He loved to read his Bible and would spend hours researching scripture and could tell you exactly where to find a verse that you were interested in.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Margree Thomas.
He is survived by his partner of 26 years, Loreen Schreckingost; children, Lori and Brian, and Loreen’s sons, Michael and Eric; grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Eric Matthew; siblings and their spouses, James and Esther Thomas, Robin and Barbara Thomas, Deborah and Dean Howard, Barbara Swink, Donna Thomas and Dorothy Rutler; numerous nieces and nephews, and his friend Hazel Speegle, and his very special four-legged friend Sabra.
Graveside services will be held August 22 at 11 a.m. at Winters Cemetery.