Ismael Del Toro, 49, died on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Courtyard Healthcare in Davis. He was born in Jalisco, Mexico on Oct. 25, 1960 to Lugardo and Maria (Salcedo) Del Toro, where he grew up and lived until moving to Yolo County at the age of 14. As a laborer, he worked in area agriculture for the past seven years and was employed by Mark Tauzer. He was a Winters resident for the past 35 years.
He is survived by his parents Lugardo and Maria Del Toro of Sacramento; daughters, Joanna, Erika, Yesenia and Vanessa Del Toro, all of Woodland; sisters Ermelinda and Elvirta Del Toro of Mexico and Ana Del Toro of Sacramento; brothers Efren Del Toro and wife Sherry, Rodrigo Del Toro and wife Hilda, Salomon Del Toro and wife Ana, all of Winters, and Rafael Del Toro and wife Maria of Marysville; granddaughters, Keianna and Jocelynne Del Toro; fiancée Lisa Addams of Winters; ex-wife, Margarita Del Toro of Woodland.
He was preceded in death by his sister Evangelina Del Toro.
Funeral services are planned for Thursday, May 20, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Winters. Interment will follow at the Winters Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Evergreen Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sue Covington of Vacaville, a former resident of the Winters Senior Apartments, was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Arkansas. She passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010, in Fairfield. At her request, no services were held.
Arrangements were by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory, (707) 446-3233.
Veneva Sidwell Fredericks Alcock, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was born November 17, 1918 to John and Clara Sidwell, she had two sisters, Allene Pampell and Naoma Rollins, both deceased.
She lived a long and fulfilling life, growing up in the town of Montecello. Her family moved to Winters when the Monticello Dam/Lake Berryessa were built. She graduated from Winters High School and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Fredericks, who later died in a plane crash in 1955.
In 1956 she married George Alcock and they were married 50 years until he passed away in 2006. Over the span of 50 years, George and Veneva lived in Winters, Bodega Bay, Aptos, Gridley, Sierra City and their beloved Costa Rica, which they referred to as “their Heaven on Earth”.
She is survived by her and children, William Henry Fredericks of Truckee, Steven George Fredericks of Oroville, Victoria Fredericks Murphy of Brooks, Lisa Alcock Bricker of Santa Barbara, George Alexander Alcock of San Vito, Costa Rica, Andrea Alcock Fox of Sacramento and Janet Alcock Farmer of Oregon; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; Aunt, Matilda Belz Pascoe of Oakland; nieces and nephews.
A gathering to celebrate and honor her life will be held Saturday, May 8, at Tomat’s Restaurant in Winters 12-3 p.m.
Curt Christian Hansen died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Winters on April 14, 2010. Born April 3, 1954, he was preceded in death by his mother Irene Hansen of Walnut Creek. He is survived by his wife Connie Hansen of Winters. He was the beloved son of Herbert Hansen of Walnut Creek, beloved brother of Eric and Bill Hansen of Concord, beloved father and grandfather of daughter Andrea Sharp and grandson Aiden Sharp of Gilbert, Ariz., and beloved father and grandfather to hi son James Hansen and grandson Tristan Hansen of Vacaville.
A wonderful, selfless and giving person, he is truly missed by family, his wife and friends.
A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Main Street Church in Winters.
Atanacio ‘Tony’ Hernandez Leon died March 22, 2010, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He was 47 years old. He will be remembered as a loyal friend and employee at Manas Ranch in Esparto for the past 25 years, and loved his friends and family..
He is survived by his wife, Elvia Sanchez; parents, Juventino Hernandez Alcantara and Guadalupe Leon Cornejo; and numerous brothers and sisters and extended family in Mexico and Yolo County.
He was buried in Michoacan, Mexico. All are invited to gather together to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 1, 5-8 p.m. at Manas Ranch, 25838 County Road 21A, Esparto.
A funeral mass for Evelyn Isabel Seyman will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Dixon, followed by graveside services at the Silveyville Cemetery. Visitation was planned for Wednesday, April 28, 4-7 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Dixon. She passed away on April 18, 2010 at the age of 85.
Born on Jan. 11, 1925 in Acadia Valley, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of Melvin Smith and Katherine MacDonnell Smith, who homesteaded and built a successful farm in the 1920s. Evelyn and her three brothers, Bill, George and Don, grew up out on the prairie.
At 15, she left home to attend a Catholic girls’ high school in Medicine Hat. From there she entered upon her nurses’ training at Holy Cross Nurses Academy in Calgary. At Holy Cross, she made lifelong friendships with her roommates. It would be a pattern she would repeat over and over again with so many people whose lives she touched as a nurse and as neighbor.
After the war, she returned with her husband James to his home town, Dixon. Keeping her love for her native country and her friends in Canada, she made wonderful new friends everywhere she worked and lived here in California. Her professional nursing career lasted almost 40 years. Depending upon the needs of her family and the demands of raising four sons, she worked either full time or part time as a nurse at the UC Davis Student Health Center, the Woodland Clinic, in practice with Dixon Doctor John Gullick, and finally as a psychiatric nurse at the California State (prison) Medical Facility in Vacaville.
During their later years Evelyn and James spent most summers traveling north to visit family and friends in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Since 1990, they also made many enjoyable trips to their son Jim’s restaurant, the Tower Café in Sacramento.
She is survived by her four sons, Richard, William, James Jr., and John; her daughters-in-law, Roberta, Carmen, and Anne-Marie; grandchildren, Innisfree, Raven, Lia, James, and David.
She was preceded in death by James, her devoted husband of 60 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817; http://www.ucdmc.
ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/giving/memorial_tribute/; (916) 703-0289. Funeral Arrangements by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, (707) 678-2189.
Charles A. Bean passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Woodland. He was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Jackson, Wyo., to A.A. and Fanny Bean. Charles met his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Londene), while in the U.S. Army during World War II. They lived and worked in Abilene, Kan., for 20 years raising three children. In 1965, Charles moved his family to California to work at Mather Air Force Base as a civil engineer and later as an environmental coordinator.
Charles loved to tinker, create and design,
always enjoying the process more than the finished product. He was quick with a joke and a story to enliven any situation. His other joy came from traveling and, after his retirement, he and his wife were able to visit the western United States, Canada and Spain, visiting friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Judy her husband Thomas Duncan, son Jay and his wife Sue, four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a nephew and a niece. Charles is preceded in death by his son, Jerry Bean, his three sisters and a nephew.
His family thanks the staff at Palm Gardens, Yolo Hospice and Dr. Liana Turkot for their support and kindness in caring for Charles over the past six years. Respecting his wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617, or to a charity of your choice.
Dr. James Buckley, loving husband, wonderful
father and grandfather, devoted family doctor and extraordinary man, died peacefully at home on April 8 surrounded by his wife of 56 years, Winnie, his family and friends. He was 82 years old.
Born in Los Angeles in 1927, Doc Buckley graduated from Bellarmine College Prep and was a member of the Santa Clara University class of 1950, where he played football and was a “boxing Bronco.” He graduated from Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola, Chicago in 1953. Jim married Winnie Brisbois, the love of his life, in 1953. Longtime Redwood City residents, they raised their 12 children there.
Jim served in the Navy in 1945 as a navigator, and in the Army’s 11th Airborne Division as a division physician/paratrooper in Ft. Campbell, Ky., and Livorno, Italy, in 1955-57. He established his Belmont practice in 1959, joined the staff of Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, and treated patients, often multi-generational families in those locations for 50 years, retiring at age 80. He was loved by his patients, medical colleagues and the community at large. He will be missed most for his diagnostic skills, irreverent wit and sense of humor, and storytelling. Jim made house calls into the 1970s, arriving at patients’ homes with his black medical bag, driving his 1960 VW
Beetle, equipped with a flood light for locating addresses. He enjoyed mentoring and training nurses, and taught Physicians’ Assistants as an adjunct professor for Stanford Medical School.
Jim was an avid pilot and certified flight instructor, who combined his love of medicine and flying by becoming a certified FAA physician, which allowed him to “talk shop” with pilots while he performed their physicals. He was a Renaissance man, pouring over books on philosophy, history, theology and politics. He loved hiking, skiing, stargazing and enjoying his beautiful backyard. He had a great love of dogs. Jim was a deeply spiritual man, a life-long Catholic, a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher, and is survived by his two brothers who are Catholic priests, the Rev. C.M. Buckley, S.J., of Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Ojai, and the Rev. Gerald Buckley, O.P., of Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, Ore. He also is survived by his loving wife, Winnie, his 12 children and their spouses, among whom are John and Erin (Buckley) Hasbrook, of Winters, and 27 grandchildren, among whom are Catherine Hasbrook, of San Luis Obispo, and Clara and Stephen Hasbrook, of Winters. He loved his visits to Winters, dined at the Buckhorn, found the people friendly and enjoyed the natural beauty of Putah Creek and considered the mountains enchanting. We will all miss him and thank you for your love and support during this difficult time.
Services took place over the weekend in Redwood City, and were attended by hundreds of friends and family. The family thanks Crippen and Flynn Mortuary and the Parishes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Pius for their help. Jim is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery
Geraldine “Mae” Martin passed away April 13, 2010, in Fredericksburg, Va. Mae was born June 10, 1918, in Searchlight, Nev., and moved to the Winters area as a child with her parents, the late Oscar and Margaret Holmes. She attended local schools and received her teaching degree from San Jose State, teaching for three years prior to her marriage in 1945 to Elwin “Bud” Martin. In 1964, she returned to teaching home economics at Winters High School, retiring in 1975.
Mae and Bud were involved in many Presbyterian Church and community volunteer activities, most notably the 4-H Club, Winters Youth Day and their children’s athletic events. Both were honored as Winters Citizen of the Year and Youth Day Grand Marshal. In 2007, Mae was named Youth Day Honorary Grand Marshal for her years of service to Winters High School students.
Her varied interests included baking, cooking, gardening and reading, still enjoying some of these activities in her later years. Mae had numerous friends in Winters and Yolo County during the 80 years she resided there.
Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin, in 1981, her parents and two brothers, Carl Holmes and Oscar Holmes.
Survivors include her daughter Judy Prickett and husband Tom of Fawn Lake, Va.; her sons Steve Martin and wife Susan of Escondido, Bill Martin and wife Sharon of Winters, and Doug Martin and wife Ellen of Bellingham, Mass.; her eight grandchildren, Christina Prickett Vorbau and fiancé Bert Korngage, Todd Prickett and wife Leigh Ann, all of Virginia, Robin Martin and wife Rindi of San Diego, Noel Martin and fiancée Sally Hargate of Marina, Brian Martin and wife Kim of Lodi, Greg Martin and fiancée Christine Basco of Winters, and Jenna Mae Martin and Brett Martin of Bellingham, Mass. Mae enjoyed time with four of her five great-grandchildren while living in Virginia the past few years: great-granddaughters, Debi and Katelyn Vorbau and Gracie (Grace Mae) Prickett, all of Virginia, and her great-grandsons, Christopher Prickett of Virginia and Soren Martin of San Diego; numerous nieces and nephews in the Martin-Frisbee-Neel families (Don Frisbee and wife Betty of Winters) and the Holmes families, and a cousin, Karen Christie of Sacramento.
Memorial services to celebrate her life will take place in Winters at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or a charity of choice.