BUTLER, RAY Born Jacksonville, Florida on January 18, 1929. Passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2001, at age 72, after a courageous battle with cancer. His family surrounded him. He is survived by his loving wife Ree Butler; sister, Patti Page; children: Reverend Randall Butler and his wife Anne, Lisa Butler Brown and her husband Dave Brown, Kristi Visger and her husband George Visger, and Brian King; grandchildren: Kristin Brown, Andrew Brown, Sarah Butler, Emily Butler, Stefani Kester, Amanda Visger and Jack Visger. He is also survived by his former wife Elizabeth Butler. Ray served in the US Army during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in political science following which he created a successful career as an insurance executive that spanned almost 50 years. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 10:30 am at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Boulevard. A reception will follow at Northridge Country Club. Donations may be sent to River Oak Center for Children at 4330 Auburn Boulevard Suite 2000, Sacramento, CA 95841.
CAMPBELL, RONALD H. Entered into rest on Nov. 4, 2001 in Cortez, Colorado. Ron was born June 2, 1942 in San Rafael, CA & moved to Citrus Heights when he was 3 yrs old. He lived in Citrus Heights & Sacramento until 1979 when he moved his family to Colorado. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Jane & his parents John & Juanita Campbell of Roseville. Ron is survived by his sons Timothy (Brenda) Campbell of Cortez, CO; Paul (Tammy) Campbell of Peoria, AZ; sister Golda Campbell of Roseville, CA; 4 grandchildren Austin & Tanjie Campbell of Susanville, CA, Michael & Jennifer Thompson also of Susanville; Aunt Othella Marr of Los Lunas, NM; father-in-law Roy Ward of Citrus Heights, CA; sister-in-law Annette (Jim) Louch of Orangevale, CA, and many other relatives & friends. Services will be held Thursday at 10AM at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Cortez. Remembrances can be sent to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Church School, 11502 Highway 145, Cortez, CO 81321.
CARR, EARLINE J. GOODNIGHT Died Sunday, November 4, 2001 at her residence in Pine Grove at the age of 69 years. She was born November 27, 1931 in Winn, Arkansas. Mrs. Carr was a graduate of Salinas High School. She was the former business owner of Earline Carr Typesetting and Kambria Advertising. She married Perry Carr in San Jose in 1971. She was an award winning watercolor artist who enjoyed local popularity. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Perry Carr of Pine Grove; sons Michael Westmoreland of Washington, Timothy Westmoreland of Morgan Hill, Daniel Westmoreland of Washington; daughters Grace Carr Lee of San Jose, Janet Carr Scianella of Berkeley; brother Doyle Goodnight of Washington; Grandmother of 8; Great-grandmother of 3. Friends are invited to attend memorial service Saturday, November 17, 2001, 11:00 A.M. at the family residence in Pine Grove, California. RSVP 209-296-2232. Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Amador County, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. Arrangements by Daneri Mortuary, Jackson, California, Ph. 209-223-0793.
COMPTON, OLGA Passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 5, 2001. She was born March 7, 1909 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Loving mother of daughters Lillian, Dorothy (deceased) and son Richard. Cherished grandmother to 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She is survived by sister's Adeline (Della) Senner, Esther Vetter, Lillie Johnson and brother Emil Nitshke. Olga was a loving, giving person who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Friends and family are invited to the visitation on Wednesday November 7, 2001 from 2-8PM and attend the service Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 11:00AM both at SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN , 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento.
COUCH, HARRY (DALE) Born November 16, 1937 and passed away in Salem, Oregon on November 3, 2001. As a long time educator Dale taught a variety of subjects in the public school system and junior colleges for 40 years. He completed his under graduate and graduate work through the University of Arizona and earned a double Masters degree in Library Science/Teaching and Reading. His most recent teaching assignment was at the Golden State Middle School in West Sacramento. Dale continued helping others after retiring from teaching and worked with the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board for 5 years. He was deeply involved throughout his life in his Parish as a Eucharistic minister, past parish council president, and as vice president of the Dignity Chapter of St. Francis Parish. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus. His devoted companion Jim Hemminger of 18 years, and beloved sons Kevin, Brian and Martin Couch and his daughter Eileen Cramer, 17 grandchildren and friends of Bill W., survives him. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service remembering Dale that will be held at St. Francis Parish, 2529 K St., Sacramento, CA on November 8, 2001, at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Dale's memory to Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St., NE Salem, Oregon 97301-1641.
DAILEY, IONE Passed away November 5, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Arkansas February 25, 1929. Came to San Diego with her family at the age of 15. Then moved to El Centro where she graduated from high school in 1949. She married Gary Dailey in 1952. They lived in El Centro until his death in 1994. She then moved to Sacramento to be near her sister Janice and her family. Her husband Gary, her father and mother Raymond and Audith Davidson precedes her in death. Survived by her sister Janice LaBarge and husband Jim of Sacramento, one nephew David LaBarge of Las Vegas, two nieces Sandra Dadisman and husband Mike, Donna Jensen and husband Bud all of Sacramento, six great nieces and nephews in Sacramento and a great-great niece and nephew of Hayward. Ione was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Also a member of Eastern Star where she was a past worthy matron and a member of White Shrine. Memorial service will be held at St.Mark's United Methodist Church 2391 St. Mark's Way, Sacramento. November 14, at 2p.m. Remembrance may be made to the charity of your choice.
DICKSON, WILLIAM HAROLD In Sacramento Nov. 5, 2001. A native of Sacramento for 87 years. Mr. Dickson retired from the IRS in 1969 after 30 years of service. Survived by his loving wife Della and many friends and relatives. At his request, no services will be held.
EBO, MARY A. Age 81 years, passed away peacefully in this city on Friday, November 2, 2001 after a brief illness. She was a WW II Veteran and a California state employee for thirty years. The family invites you to her visitation on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 from 1- 5 PM in THOMPSON'S ROSE CHAPEL 3601 5th Avenue, and her funeral service on Thursday, November 8, 2001 11 AM at Williams Memorial Church of God In Christ 4495 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
GARDERE, NICHOLAS ALPHONSE Born October 23, 1928. Died November 4, 2001 to parents Nicholas & Marie Gardere (deceased). Leaving to mourn, his loving wife of 49 years Shirley Bell Gardere, Son, David & daughter-in-law Lynn. Daughters, Valerie Watkins & Lorie Gardere. Grandson Jason & wife Angela Allen. Granddaughters Lisa & Sadie Gardere. Beloved son-in-law of Lillie Bell. Survived by brothers, Curtis, Harold & Joseph Gardere. Sisters, Evella & husband Dan Lopez, Sylvia Hartog, Juanita & husband Pete Escovedo. Loving uncle Anthony & Sylvia Gardere. He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, other family members & friends. A memorial mass will be on Thursday Nov. 8th at 12 noon at St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, 4325 Don Julio Blvd., North Highlands.
GULATI, DR. OM PARKASH, Ph.D Passed away peacefully in Sacramento on November 3, 2001 at his home. Born February 5th, 1934 in Punjab, India, he was raised in a loving family with five brothers and one sister. Attaining undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, he came with his wife Vikash and son Hamesh to the US in 1965 to further earn a Ph.D. at Ohio State University, Columbus in Civil and Agricultural Engineering. After serving as a Professor at Punjab Agricultural University and Haryana Agricultural University in India, he settled in Sacramento in 1974 with his wife, son, and daughters Sabina and Rubina. From 1974 to 2000, he worked diligently as a Professional Engineer at the State of California Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento. Having lived in Sacramento for more than 25 years, he was a respected and valued member of the community. He was preceded into the care of Sai Baba by his brothers Bhagwan Singh and Krishan Lal. In the US, he is survived by his wife Vikash, son Hamesh, daughter-in-law Madhu, daughter Sabina, son-in-law Michael, daughter Rubina and grandchildren Shaina, Mia, and Max. He is also survived in India by his brothers Jagdish Lal, Manohar Lal, Devinder Nath, and sister Shakuntla Devi, and their respective families. Additionally, he is survived by his wife's brothers Viresh, Vinay, Vinod, sisters Subhash and Veena, and their respective families. Also surviving him are many loving nephews and nieces and their children. All of his relatives valued his pleasant and giving nature, and he will be fondly remembered as a kind and gentle soul. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Funeral Services at Mt. Vernon Memorial Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA on Thursday, November 8th at 12:00 pm. Visitation is on Wednesday from 5-7 pm.
HEIDIG, MICHELLE C. OUR ANGEL BABY In Sacramento, November 4, 2001. Beloved daughter of Ed and Beth Heidig, loving sister of Tess, Grace, and Francesca Heidig, cherished granddaughter of Ed and Fran Heidig and Gene and Betty Skazinski, loving Goddaughter of Rose and Ken Storey, also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A native of Sacramento, aged 5 months. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be offered for the repose of her soul at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Friends are also invited to attend a Rosary at the Church, Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery
in Sacramento will be Saturday and will be private. Remembrances in her name may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery
Perpetual Care Fund. W. F. GORMLEY & SONS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
HEMMINGSEN, GERRY L. (BURKE) On Friday, November 2, our family lost our greatest treasure, our beautiful mother. Gerry Burke Hemmingsen was born September 14, 1923 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was the youngest of nine children. Mom has now joined our father, Robert, in Heaven. Mom and Dad dated for three years and married in the summer of '42. Shortly thereafter, our dad left for WW II. At the end of the war, they started their family in Iowa with the birth of their first daughter, Suzanne. Mom and Dad decided to move to California in 1952, when mom was expecting their second daughter, Rose Mary. They settled in Sacramento after her birth. Three years later, their third daughter, Lori was born. Mom had a wonderful love of family, friends, home and laughter. Though she never worked outside of the home, she loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a supportive wife and companion to our dad, but also had a very independent Irish spirit. This spirit was one she shared with her sisters and brothers and most certainly sustained her during the 15 years following our dad's passing. She loved family get-togethers, clothes shopping, cooking, baking, trips to lake Tahoe, including a trip to her home land of Ireland with her sisters. Nothing gave our mother more fulfillment than to be surrounded by her family, telling their busy days, telling jokes and stories, and asking the kids about their day. She set the example of finding humor in just about any circumstance. She was able to do this because of her unquestionable and undoubting faith. Through the years of accommodating her heart condition, she never feared death. And though she missed our dad, or each brother or sister who passed before her, she only viewed this world as a temporary home. She taught us from the beginning that we were all meant to be together, once again, in Heaven. She leaves her loving children Suzanne, Rose Mary and Dan, Lori and Carroll, grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Michelle, Leann and Melanie, and great-grandchildren Christopher, Sean, Simone, Andrew and Paul. Her loving presence will be so greatly missed in the days and years to come. Friends are welcome for visitation Wednesday November 7, 2001 at 12 Noon - 7pm to be followed by a Rosary Wednesday 7pm at the NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER FUNERAL HOME 5401 Folsom Blvd. Friends are also invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Thursday November 8, 2001 at 10:00 am at St Mary's Church 58th & M Streets. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances to the American Heart Assoc. 2007 O St. Sacramento, CA 95816
HERRON JR., HAROLD C. In El Dorado Hills, on November 4, 2001 at the age of 72. Born Sept. 12, 1929, in Circleville, OH. Retired as a Chief Master Sgt. after 26 years of service with the United States Air Force in aircraft maintenance. In 1996, he retired after 15 years as a letter carrier with the USPS. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carole, daughters Pamela Swain of Virginia and Paula Donoghue of Elk Grove; sisters Ella Hatfield and Jean Hoselton; brother Larry Herron of Ohio; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. At his request, there will be no services and his ashes will be interred at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery
at Fort Harrison. Gifts in memoriam can be made to Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program, 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825.
HIGHBERGER, BONNELL "BUCK" ARMSTRONG In Placerville, November 1, 2001. Husband of Beverly Jean Highberger of El Dorado; father of Kathleen Ann Barbarick of Susanville, Deborah Jean Plog of Snohomish, Washington, Larry Jay Highberger of Georgetown, and Sandra Kay Skopos of El Dorado Hills. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, aged 80 years. He was proud to have served our country in the Navy during World War II. He was a teacher in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. Buck loved the outdoors, fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, and body-surfing. A talented woodworker, Mr. Highberger built his last two homes. He worked as a carpenter in Yosemite for many years and enjoyed country-western dancing. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Industrial Arts Teachers Association. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at GREEN VALLEY MORTUARY CHAPEL, Green Valley & Bass Lake Roads, Cameron Park. Interment, Green Valley Cemetery.
HOPFENSPIRGER, THOMAS WARREN COL. (RET.) Born July 26, 1917 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Passed away November 3, 2001 in Carmichael, CA after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Retired after 30 years of service with the United State Air Force as a pilot (World War II, Berlin Airlift, and SAC) and wing and detachment commander. He had a lifelong love of higher education as seen by the numerous graduate degrees (one from the George Washington University and two from Golden Gate University) and a doctorate from Golden Gate University. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 60 years; Patricia Mary Hopfenspirger, daughter Patricia Ann Cleary and husband J. Michael, and Mary Angela Healey and husband Charles, and grandchildren Thomas Kevin Healey, Catherine Maureen Cleary and Sarah Elizabeth Cleary. He is also survived by a large extended family of nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome to attend Funeral Services Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 3:00 PM at LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL, 4221 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608, (916) 482-8080. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery
later in the month. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. Bob Hope Road, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, Florida 33136-1494.
JOHNSON, EVELYN MARIE Entered into rest Wednesday, October 31, 2001; age 74. A native of Sunnyside, Washington born Friday, April 29, 1927 and a resident of Sacramento for 61 years. Devoted precious mother of Yvonne Nutt, Darrell Johnson and Dean Johnson. Loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bertha Collette, Laura Leroy, and Dorothy DeWoody. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 34 years, Noel Johnson; also 8 brothers and sisters. The family invites you to attend a visitation 4:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, November 8, 2001 and a funeral service 12:00 noon Friday, November 9, 2001 at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd, Sacto., CA, 922-5833. Interment will follow at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.
KEAPAKOS SR., JAMES B. In Sacramento, Nov. 3, 2001. Beloved husband of Sandy Keapakos, loving father of James "Jimmie" Keapakos, Jr. and wife Gaye and Vince Keapakos. Loved brother of Herman "Brub" Myerson, Jr. and wife Tammy and Diane "Sissy" Myerson. Grandfather of 6 and step son of Herman Myerson, Sr. A US Air Force Veteran. A retired Sheet Metal Mechanic from McClellan Field. A life time resident of Sacramento, age 62 yrs. Friends are welcome for visitation Thurs, Nov 8, 6 to 8 P.M. and are invited to attend Funeral Services on Fri. Nov 9, 2001 at 3 P.M., in the Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel, 1030 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Private inurnment.
KOCHER, MARGARET MARIE Passed away peacefully on November 1, 2001 at the age of 88 in her home with her loving family at her bedside. Born Margaret Tullius, on March 22, 1913 in Norman, Oklahoma, to Frank and Henrietta Tullius, she and her husband, Julius, who preceded her in death, used Route 66 in 1939, along with thousands of others, to escape Depression era farming in search of a better life in California, eventually settling in the Sacramento area in 1946. Devoted mother of four children, Francis Kocher, Richard Kocher, Rosetta Prigmore and husband Richard, Michael Kocher and wife Sharon. Beloved grandmother to six grandchildren, Stephanie Kamaka and husband Randy, Shawn Prigmore and wife Dawna, Amy Adams and husband Scott, Michelle Kocher, Kenneth Kocher and Lauren Kocher. Loving great-grandmother of Kayla and Kyle Kamaka and Shaina Jo Prigmore. She is also survived by her brother Herbert Tullius of Norman, Oklahoma. A devout Catholic and founding member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Del Paso Heights, she was an active organizer and participant in all the Church's programs. Visitation will be November 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lombard & Co. Funeral Home, 1550 Fulton Ave., 483-3297. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1951 North Avenue in Sacramento. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Nov. 8, 2001 at 10:00 a.m, followed by a celebration of her life in the parish hall. A special thanks to the staff of Kaiser Hospital and especially their Hospice service for their devoted attention and compassion during her final month.
KROOK, MARIE "MAYEN" AMALIA Passed away in Elk Grove, November 2, 2001 at the age of 89. Loving mother of Gordon Krook, and daughter-in-law Nicola. Cherished grandmother of Mayen and Eric. Adoring great-grandmother of Luke, Nathan, and Levi. Preceded in death by husband Eric Krook and brother Clarence Anderson. She also leaves a host of cousins and friends. Marie loved her Swedish Heritage, a master of the language and celebrating Swedish customs. Marie adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, reading, and playing the piano. She often made old fashioned antique toys for her great-grandsons. At Marie's request no services will be held, but donations may be made to the Childrens Home Society of California, 1337 Howe Avenue #210, Sacramento, Ca 95825.
LOHEIT, ROBERT E. 87 years old. Born October 15, 1914. Loving husband of Marjorie for 65 years. Father of Dennis, wife Karen and son Lawrence, both of Sacramento. Grandfather of Sheryl Van Maren, Husband James, Steven Loheit, wife Susan, all of Sacramento, Michelle Fry and Jason Loheit, both of Citrus Heights. Great grandfather of 7. Brother of Myrtle, husband Robert Duensing of Sacramento. Preceded in death by his younger brothers, Arthur F. Loheit and David R. Loheit. A native Northern Californian, born in San Francisco brought to Sacramento in 1919, resident of Sacramento for the past 82 years. A graduate of Sacramento High School, January class of 1933. Served as chair of class reunions in 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1993. He attended both Sacramento Junior College and the McGeorge College of Law. Actively involved in the consumer credit industry for more than 40 years. Past president of the following: 20-30 Club #1 Sacramento, Sacramento Better Business Bureau, Sacramento-Yolo Legal Aid Society, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and various social and dancing clubs. He also held statewide offices for many years in both the California Association of Personal Property Brokers and the California Association of Industrial Bankers. A reception will be held Tuesday, November 20th, at the Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane from 5PM - 7PM. Remembrances to an institution of your choice or to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.
LORIS, TOM ANTHONY. CMsgt. U.S.A.F. Ret. Born January 17, 1915 in Poros Is., Greece, passed away peacefully September 25, 2001 in Salem, Oregon. Tom was raised in Sacramento and graduated from Sacramento HS in 1934. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943, seeing combat as a flight engineer on B-17's over Europe. He continued serving in the Reserves after WWII and was called to active duty again in 1950 and remained in the Air Force until retirement in 1969. He worked for Bank of America for several years until officially retiring in 1981. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling. Settling in Salem, Oregon, he spent many memorable years RVing around the western U.S. He survived wives Lucille and Dorothy. He will be missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by son, Geoffrey Loris and daughter in law Isabelle Loris of Salem, OR, brothers Mike and Gus Loris of Sacramento, sister in law Coris Loris of Sacramento and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service Saturday, November 10, 2001, 11AM at Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 10221 Jackson Rd., Sacramento.