John (Jack) P. Malloy died peacefully at home in Winters on Jan. 30, 2009, of congestive heart failure. He was eighty years old.
Mr. Malloy was born on July 27, 1928, in Jefferson, S.D., to Tom and Aliene Malloy. He married his high school sweetheart, (Grace) Elaine Fennel, daughter of James N. and Grace Fennel of Elk Point, S.D., on March 17, 1948. Mr. and Mrs. Malloy were married for over sixty years. They had five children.
For thirteen years, beginning in 1949, Mr. Malloy worked for the Sioux City, Iowa Stockyards. In 1962, the Malloy family relocated from Iowa to Phoenix, Arizona, and then to Fairplay, Colo., before settling in the twin cities area of Yuba City and Marysville, for over thirty years. During this period, Mr. Malloy worked for heavy equipment company, Allis Chalmers, for the Elks Club of Marysville, and for Baldwin Construction. For a time, he owned and operated the Seven Mile House, a restaurant and tavern near Marysville. In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Malloy retired to Winters.
According to his family, Mr. Malloy was a popular drinking companion to his friends. A true Irishman with a ready wit, Mr. Malloy loved story-telling, music, and embodied the adage: when Irish eyes are smiling, they are usually up to something!
Mr. Malloy was preceded in death by son, Patrick. He is survived by his wife and their children, Kathy Polkinghorn and husband Bob of Winters, Michael and wife Kathy of Groveland, Beverly Smith and husband Brad of Lebanon, Ore., Mary Beth Cunha and husband Stephen of Arcata, sisters Dolores Masera and husband Frank of Yuba City, and Madonna Jarman and husband John of Sioux City, Iowa, nine grandchildren: Dan and Wes Medina, Chad and Brett Smith, Bryan and Connor Malloy, Jack, Alex, and Elaine Cunha, and was known as “favorite Uncle Jack” by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Marysville Arts Club, 420 10th Street, in Marysville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, California 95617.
Eleanor Ramos passed away from cancer on Jan. 31, 2009, with her children, grandchildren, and family surrounding her. Born on Feb. 5, 1935, she was 73 years old.
She is survived by her daughters, Sherrie Nozaki of Manteca, Linda Burleson of Santa Clara and Tracy Garcia of Escondido; seven grandchildren, Steven Abbott, Jennifer Montagna, Traci, Rae and Tabbatha Burleson, Mathew Nozaki and Melissa Garcia; sisters, Carmen Rubio and Rose Ramos of Winters and Flora Carrillo of Sacramento. She was blessed with her best friend of 55 years, Sadie Williams who cared for her as her health was failing.
She joins her youngest daughter Kimberly Williams, who died in 1962.
A mass in her honor will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters on Thursday, Feb. 5 , which would have been her 74th birthday. Burial will follow at the Davis cemetery.
Alexander Monticelli Estrada II, 89, died Feb. 1, 2009, at his home after a long illness.
Born May 12, 1919, in Knights Landing, Mr. Estrada enlisted in the U.S. Army in September, 1944. He was a resident of Robbins for 25 years. The following employed him throughout his adult life as a farmer: Joe Zane, Bob Buttons, Jack Meek, Loren Le Metre and B&J Landfill in Vacaville.
Mr. Estrada was a member of the Moose Lodge. Two of his many passions were his avid life as a fisherman, and barbecuing in an underground pit for his family and friends.
Mr. Estrada lived in Knights Landing until 1948, with his family on the east side of the tracks, known at the time as “Tijuana.”
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Guadalupe Estrada, daughter Rachel Hawk and husband Brook of Vacaville, sons Alexander Estrada III and wife Esma of Winters, Sal C. Estrada and companion Betty Eredia of Woodland, Salvador A. Estrada and wife Sulema of Davis, sister Ernestine Hernandez of Knights Landing, and brother Joe Estrada of Woodland.
Mr. Estrada was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Estrada I and wife Rita, daughter Gracie Archuleta, brothers Felix Cital, Frank Estrada, and George Estrada, and his first wife of 30 years, Josephine Estrada.
Mr. Estrada had 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5, at the McNary Chapel, 458 College Street, in Woodland. Mass is set for 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, at St. Paul’s Church in Knights Landing. Internment will follow at the Knights Landing Cemetery.
Dolores Reed Philipp, 84, died at home on Oct. 28, 2009 following a six-year illness of adenocarcinoma of the lung. She was being cared for by the Newberry Hospice in La Pine Oregone.
She was born on May 2, 1925, and worked at Vasey’s Grocery Store, at the Post Office as a substitute mail carrier, and at the grade school.
She married John A. Philipp on Nov. 29, 1975 in Fallon, Nevada after he retired from the Navy in 1966. They were married 34 years. A longtime Winters resident and resident of Abbey Street, she loved Winters “back then” when it was a small town and knew Charles Wallace and his father Newt very well.
They sold their house and traveled in a 32-foot travel trailer in 1984, and bought property in La Pine in 1986. They cleared the land themselves, and had a 1,600 square foot home built.
She is survived by her husband, John, 84; children, Lucille Reed Bastian of Shasta and Wayne Reed of Willard, Utah.
She was cremated, and her ashes placed on the graves of her two beloved dogs by her home.
Judith Ann Mohr Day, 61, passed away in her Winters home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2009. She was born on Sept. 16, 1948, in Freehold, New Jersey, to Augustus and Edna Mohr. She moved with her family to California in 1959 and graduated from Canoga Park High School in southern California.
She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1970. She moved to Davis when she accompanied her husband, Lee Erickson, to attend graduate school in Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis.
In 1989, she married Michael Day and moved to Winters; he passed away in 1998. A member of UC Davis Quarter Century Club, she was employed at University Extension, Accounting and Animal Science departments before her retirement in 2002. After retirement she was recalled to help out with UCDHS fiscal matters and provided her expertise to the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, and the Orthopedic Research Lab.
She loved her pet dogs and cats like family. She enjoyed traveling to national parks in Canada and US. She also loved to dine out with her friends.
She is survived by her brother, Dick, of Weed, and sister, Nancy Condosta, of Rancho Cucamonga; four nieces and three nephews, and her mother-in-law, Ida Mae Day, of Des Moines, Iowa.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D Street in Davis. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Heifer International (www.heifer.org/gift) or any charitable organization that protects animals and wildlife.
Dr. Ana R. Doran Negri, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 15, 2009, surrounded by loving family, with her bed positioned to look out onto a beloved view of Portuguese Bend and Catalina Island. Born Dec. 21, 1925 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, Ana Julia Rodriguez grew up in both Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from New York University in Manhattan, and thereafter obtained her Medical Doctor degree as the first Puerto Rican woman to graduate from the New York University School of Medicine.
Following a residency in anesthesiology, she had a decades long career as an anesthesiologist. It was in medical school that she met and married her first husband, Connick Doran, with whom she had 10 children. She relocated to the Los Angeles area in 1953, eventually settling in 1954 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
For more than a quarter century, her medical career was tied to what was then San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, as a staff anesthesiologist. Following a divorce from Dr. Connick Doran in 1973, she later married widower Dr. Max Negri (who recently passed away on Nov. 3, 2009) in 1977, and became stepmother to his seven children to create a combined family of 17 children and stepchildren.
Max and Ana Negri became well known for their active involvement in supporting Marymount College, City of Hope cancer research, as well as community affairs on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, particularly the Norris Theatre and its Negri Learning Center.
She is survived by two brothers and a sister, as well as her 10 children, six step children, including Glenn Negri of Winters, 24 grandchildren, 25 step grand children, and one great-granddaughter.
There will be a private, family-only memorial. There will also be a combined Celebration of Life Memorial for both Dr. Max Negri and Dr. Ana Doran Negri, scheduled to take place on Dec. 5 at Marymount College.
More information can be obtained by calling a recorded message at (310) 377-0274. There is a guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
(Source: Daily Breeze.)
Dorothy King Vickrey, 86, passed away on Oct. 30, 2009 after suffering a heart attack. She has lived in Winters since 1970 when she and her husband moved here from Alamo. She was born on Aug. 23, 1923, and grew up in Sacramento, graduating from Sacramento High School.
She was an avid gardener and spent many hours working in her yard. She was also a great supporter of many activities in Winters including Winters Youth Day, the After School Program, Winters Fireworks Fund and Winters Healthcare Foundation.
She is survived by her sons, Peter Vickrey, of Antioch and John Vickrey and his wife, Sandy of Winters, and their three children, Chad, Jack and Devon, and great-granddaughter, Ava. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private service, and asks that friends who wish to do so make a donation to either the Winters Library Fund or the Winters Healthcare Foundation in her memory.
Patricia Mello died peacefully on November 5, 2009, at her home in Davis. She was born April 1, 1929, in Coronado, and married Stan Mello on March 29, 1945.
A devoted wife, mother and friend who also enjoyed helping the elderly, Mrs. Mello was able to fulfill a life-long dream of studying to become a nurse. She then worked at area convalescent hospitals and later provided home health care for many years. Mrs. Mello loved being a member of the Pole Line Road Baptist Church, as well as gardening, cooking, reading and visiting with family and friends.
Mrs. Mello is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Kerry Mello of Woodland; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Jimmy Reed, Jr., of Winters; daughters Claudia Obando and Katie Mello; grandchildren Kyle Mello of Jordan, Utah; Wesley and Kelly Cleveland of Pooler, Georgia; and Elena and Greg DiBenedetto of Halcott Center, NY. Mrs. Mello was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Stan, in 2005.
A celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Mello’s lives was held on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Pole Line Road Baptist Church in Davis.
Laura Irene Manger (Gale) died peacefully at her home in Davis on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. She was 87. Born on Aug. 18, 1922 in Winters, she was raised there by her parents, Archie and Mary Gale, along with her nine siblings. She lived in Davis for the past 60 years.
During World War II, she was employed as a telephone operator and waitress. After starting a family, she devoted her energy and talents to homemaking and raising her children. She enjoyed golfing with friends from Davis and especially visits with friends and her grandchildren at her cabin in Lake Tahoe.
She is survived by her brothers, Robert Gale of Davis, Gerald Gale of Woodland, Eugene Gale of Winters; sister, Elizabeth Struss of Danville; sons Gary and Tom Hayes both of Esparto, and Paul Hayes of Camden, South Carolina; daughter Patricia Johnson of Woodland; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Hayes, first husband, Jack Hayes, second husband, Lyle ‘Bud’ Manger and great-grandson, Zane Guse’.
Visitation will be at Wiscombe Funeral Home at 34 Main Street, Suite B in Winters on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2-5 p.m. A memorial service was held at St. Anthony Parish Hall in Winters on Monday, Nov. 9. Interment took place at Winters Cemetery
on Tuesday, Nov. 10.