Robert Nickum passed away on April 27, 2009 surrounded by his family in his El Macero residence. Born on October 6, 1934 to Lena and Frank Nickum, he was 74 years old.
He attended elementary and high school in Dixon. After attending college at Santa Clara University and Sacramento City College, he served in the U.S. Army. He later founded Valley Farm Transport, Inc. and built it into a highly successful trucking company.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Nickum; children and their spouses, David and Lisa Nickum, Amy and Mick Pretti, and Matthew and Joie Nickum; grandchildren, Matthew, Trevor, Dylan, Tyler, Blake, Jordan, Alexandria, Victoria, Abby and Gracie; sister, Joyce Arms of Carson City; niece Leslie McCaskell and husband Roger, and their daughter Emily; aunt Edith Moore of Yuba City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Frank Nickum.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered for the Repose of his Soul on Friday, May 1, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sacramento. Private interment took place at the Dixon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, C/O Marion Kunze, 340 Las Plumas Court, Bodega Bay CA 94923 or Dixon High School Athletics, 555 College Way, Dixon, CA 95620.
David “Lynard” Galloway, passed away at his home in Woodland on Feb. 10, 2009. Born in Woodland on Oct. 3, 1948, he was a graduate of Winters High School, Class of 1966. He served the United States Navy in Vietnam aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Constellation. Following his military service, he drove a truck for 25 years.
He leaves behind a daughter, Brandy Galloway and a grandson, Xander Lynn Galloway-Mobley, both of Spokane, Washington; brother, Rickey Galloway of San Diego; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bud; mother, Vada; sister, Sherry; and brother, Ken.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 16, at the home of Tim and Yvonne Ferguson, 800 E. Grant Avenue, Winters. For directions, call Rick Galloway, (858) 568-8412 or Yvonne Ferguson, 219-2439.
Clayton DunHam of Winters, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009 at his home. He was an area resident for 60 years.
He was born in Salina, Mayes County, Oklahoma, in Indian Territory to Muggie Mae Vann and William Colombus DunHam. He was the last surviving member of 12 children and was honored to be the last to carry on the DunHam name for his generation.
He and his wife and business partner, Barbara Hughes, carried on the Clayton DunHam and Sons Trucking Company for over 60 years, and were known throughout the state of California. He was delighted to be able to carry his chauffer’s license until the time of his passing, and held to a strong belief that people worked hard for what they possessed. He was very proud of his son Brett, who has managed the Winters Cemetery
for over 30 years.
Mr. DunHam felt highly honored to be of Cherokee Indian bloodline. He and his family are registered at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Cherokee of Northern California and also with the National American Indian Organization. He absolutely loved his Indian heritage and was often heard saying, “I would have loved to be a full-blooded Indian rather than a half-breed.”
He was a very active fifth generation Democrat Party Member and belonged to the Yolo County Democratic Group and the California State Democratic Party.
The DunHams never missed a ballgame on television and he was a committed Red Sox fan, proud to support Dusty Petroia. The DunHams held deep “discussions” throughout the entirety of each game.
He was very fond of his Antique Automobile and Gun collections and particularly loved his very 1st vehicle, his 1936 Ford Coupe. On April 25, the day following Mr. DunHam’s passing, his life was honored at the opening of the Youth Day Parade with a moment of silence in his memory. He had provided antique automobiles to be displayed on Youth Day for many years.
For the last couple of years of his life, Mr. DunHam provided loving care to his rose garden and on the day of his service his casket will be adorned with the roses from his garden.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hughes; sons, Dennis, John and Brett; three granddaughters, including a special granddaughter, Sierra, and her companion Richard, three great-granddaughters and four generations of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three children, Billie Gene, Janice Sue and Tommy Clayton.
A visitation is planned for Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Main Street Church, 205 Main Street, under the direction of Wiscombe Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be private. Pallbearers for the service will be Rex L. Hughes, Julius Hughes, Paris Hughes, Tanner Hughes, Jeremy Nelson and Bert Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Billie Gene Williams, Robin Thomas, Roosevelt Gilcrest, Dennis Ray DunHam, Vann DunHam and George Wallace Bowlin. Interment will be in the DunHam family plot at the Winters Cemetery. There will be no reception following services to provide the family with private time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Clayton’s memory to Yolo Hospice; P.O. Box 1014; Davis, CA 95617.
María de la Luz Lizárraga of Winters passed away on April 26, 2009, from a long-term illness. She was 71.
Born June 22, 1937, in Sinaloa, Mexico, to Petra Martinez, she married Jesus R. Lizárraga on April 16, 1954, in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Mrs. Lizárraga lived in Winters for 50 years, working seasonal jobs at Mariani Nut Co., Wesson Foods in Davis, Basic Vegetable in Vacaville and the Dixon Cannery.
She was known for her gardening and Mexican dishes.
She is survived by her husband, Jesus R. Lizárraga, sons Jesse Lizárraga and wife Marlene of West Sacramento, Armando Lizárraga and wife Connie of Camino, George Lizárraga and wife Jeanie of Vacaville, daughters María Gastelum and husband Juan of Winters, and Socorro Lizárraga and husband Michael Caravalho of Woodland.
Mrs. Lizárraga is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m., and mass will be held at 12 p.m., on Thursday, April 30, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Winters, with burial to follow at the Winters Cemetery. Novenario will be held from May 1-9, and a potluck will be held on May 9, at María Gastelum’s home, 229 Maple Lane, in Winters.
Donations in Mrs. Lizárraga’s memory can be made to any First Northern Bank, account 21108250, under the María Lizárraga Memorial Fund.
Patricia Lynn Campos, 44, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident near Esparto.
Born on February 3, 1965, in Woodland to Michael and Diane (Dodge) Kelley, she attended area schools, and was a graduate of medical assistant school.
A lifelong Yolo County resident, she is survived by her parents, Michael and Diane Kelley of Madison; grandfather Thomas Dodge of Woodland; children Jennifer Kelley and partner T.J. Crider of Esparto, Melissa and Jamie Campos, and Steven Bales, all of Esparto, and Louis Campos of Winters; granddaughter Marissa Crider of Esparto; sister Tami Brooks and husband Sam of Esparto; brothers Michael Kelley and wife Lori of Guinda, and Ronald Kelley of Madison. She is also survived by her fiancé, Joe Hansen.
Visitation was held Monday, April 13, at the Woodland Family Worship Center, with internment to follow graveside services on Tuesday, April 14, at the Capay Cemetery
in Esparto. Memorial contributions are to be directed to the Wayfarer Center Mission, 207 Fourth Street, Woodland, 95695, in her memory. Assisting the family with arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.
Leo James Radulovich passed away on Monday, March 23, at home in Corning. Born on Sept. 29, 1958 to Mitchel John Radulovich and Wilma Joe Childers Radulovich, he was 50 years old.
He grew up in the Santa Clara Valley and moved to Winters in 1970, residing in Winters until the early 1990s. He was a 1978 graduate of Winters High School. He worked as a pump installer for Wilson Pump in Woodland.
He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Johnson of Sacramento, Adam Radulovich of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Virginia Bass of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother, Mitch Radulovich of Winters; and sister, Loretta Demele of Gardnerville, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family members say he will be missed by all who knew him.
A private memorial service will be held for family and close friends. Funeral services are planned on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. A memorial gathering will take place afterwards at 9297 Campbell Road.
Marguerite Stormont passed away in Woodland on March 26, 2009. She was born on January 23, 1919, in Wisconsin, and was a resident of Davis, Winters and Woodland.
She and her family moved to Davis in 1950, after spending almost a year in New Zealand for her husband’s Fullbright Scholarship. There they raised five children. In 1977, she and husband Clyde moved to Winters.
According to family, she was a great mom, and a great athlete, excelling in archery, bowling and golf, and was a talented gardener and cook.
She will be remembered by both young and old for her many endearing qualities, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by husband Clyde Stormont. She is survived by her children, Bonnie Lu Stormont of Laguna Beach, Michael Clyde Stormont of Fairbanks, Alaska, Robert Thomas Stormont of Davis, Charles James Stormont of Madison, and Janet Jean Stormont of Winters, and grandson Clyde Stormont of Oakland.
In accordance with Mrs. Stormont’s wishes, there will be no public services.
Richard David “Dick” Teague passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at his Winters residence. He was 84. Born on June 11, 1924, in Brighton, Colorado, to Charles and Margaret (Huffman) Teague, he attended area schools and graduated from high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, and was a member of the Navy Air Corps serving in World War II as a Navy pilot and flight instructor. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he continued his education by attending Colorado A & M, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, followed by Colorado State University, where he got his Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology.
Mr. Teague began his career with the Colorado Department of Fish and Game, Fish and Parks in 1949, as a research wildlife technician and big game biologist. He worked his way up to Regional Manager, a position which oversaw a quarter of the state.
In 1963, he moved his family to Davis, where he assumed the position of Cooperative Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of California. In 1970, he became Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension, UC Davis campus. In 1977, he became the Regional Director for Northern California, a position he held until his retirement on July 1, 1989. UC President Gardner conferred him with the “Emeritus” title, and he was an Honorary Life Member of the Wildlife Society.
A Yolo County resident for the past 36 years, and Winters resident for the last 10 years, Mr. Teague was active within the First Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and adult Bible class teacher. He was also active in the Winters food closet, and the Gideon’s International.
He is survived by his son, Richard and wife Lynn, of Cottonwood; daughter Diane Gale and husband Stan of Winters; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Teague, and a brother, Don Teague.
A memorial service was held Monday, March 30, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Winters, with Pastor James Allen officiating. Private services will be held at the Winters cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Gideon’s International, Woodland-Davis Camp, P.O. Box 773, Woodland, CA, 95776-0773; or to the Yolo Hospice. Assisting with arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.