Nettie Mozelle (Estes) Nance, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, at her Winters residence. Born on Aug. 13, 1922 in Hughes, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Minnie Davidson, she grew up in eastern Oklahoma.
In 1940, she married Edward Estes, and they moved to Winters and pastored the Assembly of God church for 16 years, where she taught the adult Bible class, led the Women’s Ministries, and was the pianist. After husband Edward passed away in 1991, she married Glen Nance and spent the last 18 years by his side. She loved helping him tend his garden. She could be frequently seen wearing her straw hat and doing yard work at her home on Edwards Street. She loved to reminisce about her simple life as a child and how those humble beginnings made her grateful for her many blessings.
Before she became unable to travel, she loved visiting family and friends across the country. Her hobby later in life was to put together jigsaw puzzles and she found great joy in fitting those pieces together to make a lovely picture. She never met a stranger and always stopped to share a kind or encouraging word. She had the gift of giving affirmations in a sweet and genuine way that was often followed by a heartfelt hug. She loved to read her Bible every day and read it through numerous times throughout the years. She also faithfully called each and every family member’s name in prayer every day. Now that the final piece of her life here has been put into place, the memory of a beautiful picture of her life will always be with us.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Nance; son Wayne Estes and wife Margo Sharon of Salem, Oegon; daughter Susan Estes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter Glenda Landon and husband Bill of Mount Vernon, WA; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her husband Glen’s children, Carolyn Rutledge and husband Edward of Dixon, Linda Creed and husband Nick of Rio Vista, Darrell Nance and wife Pan of Chester, Rosemary Martinez and husband Anthony of Durham, Darla Chute and husband Michael of Northville, Mississippi, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Jackson of Lebanon, Oregon, Aimee Madden of Dallas, Texas and Margaret Stevens of Amity, Oregon.
She was very grateful for the wonderful care provided by loving family members and the kind staff of Yolo Hospice.
Services were held on Friday, June 19, at Discovery Worship Center. Interment took place at the Winters Cemetery.
Lynelle “Lyn” Ellen McClure of Tracy passed away unexpectedly at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital on June 20, 2009. She was 65 years old.
Born Lynelle Ellen Trammel to Melvin and Charlene Trammel of Fresno on July 28, 1943, she was the middle of three children. She was an avid crochet fan and used her craft to help with underprivileged children and many other volunteer charities through the years in Nevada and California. She was a hairdresser for over 40 years, primarily at her mother’s salons in Nevada.
She is survived by her daughters and their families, Kathy and Mike Sebastian of Winters, Pamela and Paul Butler of Tracy and Lynette McClure of Chico; grandchildren Lauren, Amber and Katie Sebastian of Winters, Al Sanchez of Valencia, Rebekah and Samantha DelaRosa of Tracy, Mykel Butler of Oakley, and Jamie Lynn and Zakary Horne of Chico; brother Richard Trammel of Sparks, Nevada; aunts Velma Barkhousen of Modesto, Jonnie Jones from the Central Valley, and Lois Brock and Mae Thompson from Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Lloyd Trammel.
Remembrances can be sent in her name to the Lolly Hansen Senior Center in Tracy or to the donor’s favorite charity. At her request, there will be no services. A private family service to scatter her ashes will be held at a later date in Peevine, Nevada.
Mary Louise Constant passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009. She was 81.
Born December 7, 1927, in Texas, she grew up around Death Valley and Turlock, where she attended high school.
In 1944, Mrs. Constant married Talmage Constant in Turlock, and moved to Winters. They lived in Winters many years, raising four children.
Mrs. Constant was preceded in death by her son, Alphus Archie Constant, in 2003, and by her husband, Talmage Constant, in 2006.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn Hawley of Winters, Frances and Manuel Garcia of Winters and Riley and Terrie Constant of Gustine, as well as grandchildren Tina Weller, Diana Keala, Andrew Hawley, Don Garcia, Teresa Garcia, Carolyn Garcia, Michael Constant, Cassandra Constant, Rhonda Gregg and Terri Graves, and 19 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
A viewing is scheduled for 9 a.m., with services at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 26, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D Street, in Davis.
Hector Javier Reyes-Gonzalez, 22, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2009, at a Winters residence.
Mr. Reyes-Gonzalez was born on Jan. 2, 1987, in Woodland to Luis and Rosa (Gonzalez) Reyes, where he resided until moving to the San Diego area, where he graduated from Gomeers High School in 2005, and had been employed as a laborer in the manufacturing field for the past four years. He is survived by his parents, Luis and Rosa Reyes of San Diego, aunts Norma Ramirez, and Maria Montoy of Winters.
A service was held at Bettel Church in San Diego on Wednesday, June 17, with interment following at Mount Hope Cemetery
in San Diego. Assisting the family with arrangements is Evergreen Funereal Service of Woodland.
Graciela Sevilla Rosas, 79, also known as “Chela,” passed away at her home in Winters on Friday, May 22, 2009. Her daughters, Angelina and Yolanda, were at her side.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in San Martin Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico. She and her husband, Rafael Vivanco Rosas, married in Mexico in 1947 and had two daughters before he ventured north in search of work. She joined her husband in the U.S. and they moved to Winters in 1953, going on to raise two sons and 10 daughters. Their beloved son Raymundo passed away in 1973 at five years of age, and is interred at the Winters Cemetery. All of their other children are graduates of Winters High School. Her husband passed away in Mexico in 1990, after more than 40 years of marriage.
She took pride in a 45-year work history working at canneries in Woodland, Davis and Winters, and retired from the Beatrice/Hunt-Wesson Cannery in Davis in 1999. Her husband worked for over 40 years in construction/landscaping. The couple and their family lived in the same house on East Abbey Street since 1956, which has served as a family gathering place for their children and grandchildren over the years. She was fortunate to live with her daughter Angelina, who was her primary caregiver, thereby allowing her to live out her last years in the home that she loved. The family is grateful to Dr. William Davis for his many years of commitment and to Yolo County Hospice for their support.
She is survived by son Rafael Rosas, Jr. of Winters; daughter Esther Thomas and husband James of Winters, and their sons Michael, Anthony, Derrick and Chad; daughter Elva Bejar and husband Francisco (Paco) of Hayward, and their daughters Alexandra and Andrea; daughter Irma S. Rosas of Hayward, and her sons Carlos and Emilio and grandsons Emilio Tomas and Carlos Jr.; daughter Yolanda Ynostroza and husband Joseph from Sacramento, and their children Rudy, Ricky and Serena; daughter Grace Rosas-Torres and her daughter Gabrielle; daughter Armida S. Rosas and David Cotti of San Jose; daughter Angelina Rosas of Winters and her son Aaron; daughter Patricia Franco and husband Jose of Winters, and their children Robert, Brian and Marilyn; daughter Virginia Rosas and husband Roger DeJesus of Hayward; and daughter Estela Rosas of Hayward; mother Maria Refugio, who is 101; brother German Sevilla and his wife Lucia; sister Estela Mandujano and her husband Jacob, of San Martin Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico; numerous nephews and nieces in Los Angeles and Mexico.
In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her father Salvador M. Sevilla, older brother Rigo Sevilla, and younger brother Carlos Sevilla.
A rosary was held on May 28, 2009 at the Wiscombe Funeral Home Chapel in Davis. The funeral mass took place at St. Anthony’s Church in Winters on May 29, 2009, followed by burial at the Winters Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons Carlos Castorena, Rudy Hernandez, Chad Thomas, Emilio Espinosa and Robert Franco, and longtime family friend Don Manual V. Carillo.
Rosalie Vivian Hightower passed away on May 24, 2009 in Rocklin. Born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Livermore she was 86 years old. A resident of Rocklin, she was a housekeeper and homemaker for 36 years. She was an avid gardener, an animal lover, and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James Nielson of Rocklin, and son Larry Menniti of Livermore; sister, Jody Andrade of Redding; 10 grandchildren, Larry Jr., Angela, Gina, Andrea, Michael, Lisa, Christa, all of Livermore, and Vanessa, Alec and Sheri, all of Rocklin; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Erin, Tyler and Amya.
A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rocklin. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A.
Russel James Mills passed into heaven on May 2, 2009.
Russel is survived by his father, Eddie Mills, his mother, Cherry Rose Delacruz, and his loving brother, Kyle Mills.
Russel was only in our lives for a brief moment in time, but it was enough to touch our souls. Russel will now and forever be our “little angel.”
Services will be held at the McMune Chapel in Vacaville on Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m.
Jeffery Glenn Childress passed away on April 23, 2009. Born on Oct. 4, 1942, he was 66 years old.
He graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento, and earned his bachelor’s degree as well as a Master of Arts degree in geography at Sacramento State University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in anthropology at UC Davis in 1967. His love of art and knowledge was a passion throughout his life.
His professional career began in 1967 when he opened the Court and Cedar camera store in Davis, which soon became the landmark Jeff’s Camera. This was followed by The J Glenn Gallery and Frame in Davis. In 2002, he moved to Winters and opened a framing shop, Jeff’s Studio 9, which he owned and operated until his passing.
He is survived by his son, Jared, and brother, Steve.
A celebration of his life is planned for Monday, May 18, 1;30-3:30 p.m. at Canyon Creek Resort, 22074 State Highway 128, west of Winters.
Naoma Mae (Sidwell) Rollins, 86, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009 in Roseville, joining her husband James E Rollins, her parents and sister Allene. Born in Winters to John and Clara Sidwell on June 30, 1922, she was raised in Monticello and Winters.
She was the descendant of three pioneering families — Belz, Sidwell and Wurth — of the Berryessa Valley. She attended school in Winters, and was a graduate of Winters High School. For most of her adult life, she was a housewife and mother, and also worked as a secretary at her husband’s business, Rollins Realty in Sacramento. She loved visiting Bodega Bay, and enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She is survived by her sister, Veneva Alcock, 90, of Davis; daughter Kathlene Rollins and fiancée Eric Chun of Auburn; son David Rollins and his wife Jennie, of Sacramento; grandson David Tracy, of Auburn; granddaughters Kara Jenkins and her husband Loren of Elk Grove and Brooks Rollins of Sacramento; great-grandsons Tristin and Brendon Jenkins of Elk Grove; nieces and nephews Bill and Darlene Fredericks of Truckee, Steve and Louise Fredericks of Oroville, Vicki and Bob Murphy of Brooks, Lisa and Gary Bricker of Santa Barbara and George Alcock of Costa Rica, Lynn Wilson of Austin, Texas and Jennifer Huntley of Nevada and Susan Church; many great-grandnieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
A service to celebrate her life will take place on Thursday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church 205, Russell Street.
A reception will be held at Tomat’s California Cuisine, at 1123 W. Grant Avenue. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Rollins’ name to the charity of choice.