Dorothea Ohlhauser, 91, of Winters, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at her home. She was an area resident for 13 years. She was born June 18, 1918 in Germany to Johann and Katharina Korbus.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Josef Ohlhauser; daughter, Gabriele; sister, Maria; grandchildren: Michael Hienzsch, Daniel Hienzsch, Katrina Haskins, and Alexandra Haskins; great-grandchild, Athena Hienzsch.
A visitation was held Friday, Jan. 8, at Wiscombe Funeral Home in Winters. A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, Jan.9, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. A private family interment was held at the Winters Cemetery.
Wallace Reel “Buzz” Green 83, died July 15, 2010 at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on March 12, 1927 in Woodland to Russell and Anna (Wyrsch) Green, where he attended area schools, he was a member of Woodland High School’s class of 1945.
He enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1945-46, after his honorable discharge from military service he went to work as a beekeeper and continued for the following 30 years.
A lifelong Yolo County resident and member of the VFW Post #1985, and former member of the Capay Volunteer Fire Department, he is survived by his wife of 57 years Dorothy Green of Brooks; stepson Thomas William Covington and wife Paula of Capay; sisters Marjorie Short of Marysville, Alice Burggrave of Roseville, Nancy Tibbs of Woodland, and Sandra Biasi of Winters; brother Lorne “Raney” Green of Virginia; grandchildren Brian Covington and Brandy Burns; great grandchildren Justin and Garrett Burns, and Britney Covington; numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Friday July 23, 2010 at Capay Cemetery
District in Esparto. The family requested memorial contributions be directed to the Capay Valley Fire District in his memory.
Carroll Sloper passed away on July 6, 2010 after a short illness. A former resident of Chowchilla and Winters, he and his wife, Maxine, had lived in Fairfield since 2008.
He was born at Biola, in Fresno County, California on May 17, 1917, to Ross Sloper and Elsie Meakins Sloper. He graduated from Kerman High School in 1934 and Fresno State College in 1941, earning a masters degree in 1954. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Force, completed pilot training and served as an instructor pilot. Late in the war he led a B29 crew and was awaiting overseas assignment at war’s end.
Meantime, he had accepted a teacher’s position in Chowchilla early in 1941 and returned to that position in 1945, with a wife and two children. He remained with the Chowchilla School District serving as teacher, bus driver, principal, and district superintendent until his retirement in 1975. He helped establish the Madera County Mental Health Association & Clinic and was active in the Chowchilla Lions Club.
The Slopers moved to the Winters area in 1986 where he joined the Rotary Club and sang with the Winters Circle of Singers. He always enjoyed a good game of bridge or cribbage, and loved fishing and reading. His wife Maxine died in March of this year. His son Neal lives in Eureka and daughters Linda Eastman and Nancy Howard are Winters residents. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Erma Maerzke and Elma Kell and brothers Wayne Sloper, Maurice Sloper and Robert Sloper. Memorial contributions may be directed to either Yolo Hospice, or the Winters Healthcare Foundation in his memory.
Charles “Chuck” Nelson, 76, passed away on July 8, 2010 at his home in Winters, after a brief illness. He was born on July 30, 1933 in Sentinel, Oklahoma. He worked for Hunt Wesson Foods for 19 years. His pastimes included fishing, boating, bowling, square dancing, camping, barbequing, football and baseball.
He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Betty; daughters, Carol, Nancy and Diana; stepdaughters, Darla, Debbie and Dana; sons, Randy and Joe; stepson Jack; 18 grandchildren; friends, G.W. Davis, Brian Leaver, Danny Benitz, and Leslie Lance and brother Roger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elona.
A graveside service was planned for Wednesday, July 21, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
Mary Louise Hattabaugh died on July 4, 2010, at Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 80. She was born July 21, 1929, to John and Gaynell Sobba.
Mary is survived by children Ann and Johnnie Jenkins of Antelope, Lester and Vickie Hattabaugh Jr. of Woodland and Judy Hattabaugh of Winters; grandchildren Christopher Hattabaugh of Woodland, Jennifer and Robbie Longan of Woodland and Sheila and Ian Peterson of Citrus Heights; great-grandchildren Jacquelyn Peterson and Allyssa Peterson, both of Citrus Heights; brothers and sisters James and Zelma Sobba of Cameron Park, Teresa Manas of Winters, Mary Sunderman of Willows and Ernest Hattabaugh of Vacaville; as well as a number of nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Hattabaugh Sr.; her father and mother John and Gaynell Sobba; father-in-law and mother-in-law Chester and Vinnie Hattabaugh; brothers Eugene Sobba and Marvin, Kenneth and Robert Hattabaugh, Fred Sunderman and Gabriel Manas; sisters Rosemary Sobba, Betty Hattabaugh and Emily Hattabaugh; and a number of nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Winters Cemetery.
Flowers at the grave site or a donation to the American Cancer Society will be appreciated.
Helen Hatsumi Hiramatsu was born in Winters on March 15, 1921, to Johachi and Miya Nishikawa, and graduated from Winters High School in 1938 with highest honors. After school, she worked as a hairdresser in San Francisco, but after World War II broke out, she was interned with her family in Amache, Colo. In 1943, she married Roy Hiramatsu and, while he was in the service and stationed overseas, she attended business school and later worked for the government in Washington, D.C. After the war, she and Roy returned to Winters to farm, and for 62 years they enjoyed a happy and productive life together until Roy’s death in 2006. In 2007, Helen was diagnosed with colon cancer, and she bravely fought that disease for more than three years. She passed away peacefully at her home in Winters on June 29, 2010, surrounded by family and friends.
Helen dearly loved her life on the farm; spending time with family and friends; visiting Japan; her Buddhist faith; her yoga practice; and the many gifts of each day. Those who knew her remember her kind, gracious and inspirational nature; her joyful spirit; and her deep love and pride for her family.
She leaves behind her son, Dennis, and daughter-in-law, Julie; her daughter, Julie; her daughter-in-law, Virginia, and granddaughter, Suzanne; her sister, Maizie; and many loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; her eldest son, Ron; her sisters, Hattie and Mitzie; and her brother, George.
A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers and gifts, a donation to the American Cancer Society or to the Yolo Hospice would be most appreciated.
Ann Verdin Whitworth, 87, passed away on June 16, 2010 in Eureka after a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 23, 1922 to James Harris and Nellie (Cambron) Verdin in Rosebud County, Montana, where her father was a rancher. After his early death, she, her older brother James, and her mother moved to Council Bluffs and later to Iowa City, Iowa, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Iowa. It was there that she met her future husband, Rex Hancock Whitworth, who was on a Rockefeller medical scholarship from Cambridge University. In 1944 they married and sailed to England where Rex served in the Medical Corps of the Royal Air Force. They lived in Manchester where their first child, Valerie, was born, and then in London for the duration of the war. Post-war, the family moved to California, where Rex practiced medicine in Salinas, San Francisco, and Monterey. They had four more children, Pamela, Rex (Rick), Victoria and Christopher. Ann and Rex divorced in 1962 and Ann obtained her teaching credential and began teaching English at Pacific Grove Junior High School and eventually at the high school, where she was a great favorite with students and colleagues. She retired from teaching in the mid-1980s, enjoying many years of travel and other favorite pursuits. In 2004, she moved to Davis to be closer to two of her children, Valerie and Victoria. She is survived by her children, Valerie Whitworth (Michael Barbour) of Winters, Pamela Graff (Stan) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Victoria Whitworth of Davis and Christopher Whitworth (Janet) of Fieldbrook; four grand-children, Steven, Cecilia, and William Whitworth, and Spencer Graff. She was preceded in death by her brother James and her son Rick. In lieu of flowers, send donations in her memory to the Yolo Adult Day Health Care Center, 20 North Cottonwood, Woodland, CA 95695, and note on the check that the gift is in Ann Whitworth’s name. Donations may also be sent to the Northern California Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. There was a celebration of her life on Saturday, June 26, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 203 East 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616. Family, friends and former students are invited to sign a guest book at the Monterey Herald’s website: legacy. com/obituaries/montereyherald/.
Willene Hyer passed away peacefully on June 15, 2010, at Woodside Healthcare Center in Sacramento.
She was born in Winfield, Ala., on May 9, 1916, to James and Alma Bishop. She married John J. Hyer on Dec. 24, 1936.
They were married 57 years and had two sons, Robert and James, and a daughter, Sherry. She was a military wife and they traveled to many states and Germany during their 20 years of service in the Army.
They retired to Winters for several years and then to North Highlands. She enjoyed their travels in their trailer and some of her favorite times were spent camping and fishing at Lake Solano with her grandchildren. Her great-grandchildren also were a special joy in her life.
She was a wonderful Christian woman, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and will be greatly missed by all.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rancho Cordova. She was preceded in death by husband John J. Hyer, daughter Sherry Hyer and her seven brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by sons Robert Hyer (Cathy) of North Highlands and James Hyer (Shirley) of Winters; grandsons Jim Hyer (Tracy) of Merced, David Hyer (Kim) of Winters, Rob Hyer (Sonoma) of Woodland, Jeremy Hyer (Crystal) of Rio Linda and Aaron Hyer of North Highlands; great-grandchildren Zachary and Miley Hyer of Merced, Justin and Tess Hyer of Winters, John, James and Jacob Hyer of Rio Linda and Stephanie Heimen of North Highlands. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at First Baptist Church, 512 First St., Winters, with the Rev. James Allen officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church food closet or your favorite charity.
Longtime Winters resident, Naomi Faye Payton, passed away in Vacaville on April 18.
Naomi Mills was born in Sterling, Colo., on Jan. 22, 1923. She married Guy Patyon on May 5, 1941. They raised three daughters, Judy, Loretta and Cindy.
Naomi and Guy moved to Winters in the fall of 1968. Working for the Bureau of Reclamation, Guy maintained the Monticello Dam and the diversion dam on Putah Creek. Naomi was a dedicated volunteer in the community and at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. After retirement, with their children grown, Guy and Naomi built a home on Putah Creek Road. For more than 20 years, they enjoyed country living. Naomi proudly raised prolific gardens and beautiful flower beds. Family, friends and even strangers were always warmly greeted by this loving and generous couple.
Naomi was preceded in death by Guy, her husband of 67 years, in October 2008.
A memorial and reception celebrating the life of Naomi Payton is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the home of John and Cindy Martin, 915 Arbor Oaks Drive, Vacaville. Family and friends are cordially invited to join in the remembrance and celebration.
Eugenio Montoya Jimenez, 89, died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland. Born Sept. 11, 1920 in Caldwell, Texas to Magdaleno and Santos (Montoya) Jimenez, where he grew up and attended area schools, until moving to Yolo County, where he resided in Winters for the past 60 years.
A foreman in area agriculture for Lester Farms for more than 45 years, he is survived by his daughters Stella Corrales and husband David of Redwood City, Adela Avalos and Husband Antonio of Winters, Sofia Sandoval and husband Serafin of Dixon, Aroura Cerros, Carol Jimenez, Gloria Jimenez and husband Felipe all of Woodland, Delores Hernandez and husband Victor, Linda Jimenez, and Rachel Jimenez all of Winters, and Alice Jimenez of Los Angeles; sons, Herman Jimenez and wife Lori, and Danny Valdez and wife Robby both of Dixon, and Fred De Los Santos and wife Debbie of Winters.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carmen Jimenez.
Visitation was held Monday June 14, 2010 from
7-8 p.m. at the Woodland Family Worship Center, 386 West Beamer Street in Woodland. Interment followed on Tuesday, June 15. at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22 in Woodland.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice in his memory. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.