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Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 98 on 10/16/01. Raymond, her husband of 71 years preceded her in death in 1994. Survived by her beloved family, daughter Anne, grandson RobRoy II and his wife Karen. A devoted great-grandmother to Hannah, RobRoy III, Jonathan, & Ashley. She retired from the State in 1965 and was active in Eastern Star and Inner Wheel. Friends and family are invited for visitation on Sunday, October 21 from noon until 5pm at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA. Private internment to be at East Lawn Sierra Hills. Remembrances may be made to American Red Cross or World Wildlife Fund.


In West Sacramento, October 17, 2001. A resident of West Sacramento all of her 21 years with her parents Carol & James G. Pollard, III. Granddaughter of Elizabeth Baker & Darlene Pollard. Great-granddaughter of Esther Page. Dear sister of Jennifer Pollard & Joshua Pollard. Best friend of Nikki Chervanik. Sarah is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her grandfathers John Baker and James G. Pollard, Jr. A 1996 graduate of Yolo Continuation High School and most currently a teacher at Phoenix Preschool, Sarah shall be missed. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service, Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Horizon Christian Fellowship, 1800 Manzanita Way, West Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, the family will have a Remembrance Well at the Memorial Service for donations to a charity to be selected at a later date. RIVER CITIES FUNERAL CHAPEL 910 Soule St., West Sac.


Passed away Monday October 15, 2001 at the age of 45. Ron was born July 17, 1956 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Beloved son of Diane and Al Rittenhouse. They later moved to California spending most of his adult life in the Sacramento area. He is survived by two minor sons, Ronald Jr. and Benjamin Rittenhouse. He is also survived by five brothers and sisters, Brad Rittenhouse, Debra Ludden, Kim Rittenhouse, Stephen Rittenhouse and Kelli Degarmo. Also sister-in-laws Crystal Rittenhouse and Kathy Rittenhouse. Along with 15 nieces and nephews. Ron will be missed dearly by his family. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service which will be held Friday October 19, 3:00 pm at Russ Monroe's Chapel, 7962 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, Ca. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to the charity of your choice.


Surrounded by his family, he passed from this earth into heaven on October 17, 2001. Born May 21, 1947, he was a lifelong resident of Sacramento. He is survived by his loving parents: Katherine and John M. Rodgers, Sr., his loving partner Alaine Ross, who affectionately referred to him as "Alvin", his four children: Catena Rene Rodgers and her fiancee Van Bowen, Jenifer Amberson and her husband Harold, Michael Rodgers and his wife Kathleen and Lori Lupton and her husband Ken. Grandchildren: Nicholas & Christian Bowen-Rodgers, Brandon Amberson & the late Matthew Rodgers, Dylan & Bailee Lupton. He was the Master of "Barney". He also leaves countless family and friends. John was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era. He was retired since 1995 from Regional Transit after 26 years. He was an avid hunting, fishing and car enthusiast. An active member of the American Portuguese Society, California Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, Sacramento Safari Club, etc. He was always one to lend a helping hand; he touched many lives and as a result, will be greatly missed. Friends are welcome to attend the Recitation of the Rosary Monday at 6:00 PM in the LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, 4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento and are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 12th & S Streets, Sacramento. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in his memory.


On October 14, 2001 in Sacramento. A native of Jalostotitlan, Mexico. Long time resident of Sacramento, age 91. Beloved mother. Funeral Services will be private.


In Roseville, October 11, 2001. Born August 29, 1918 in Sacramento. A native Sacramentan. Son of California pioneers who originally settled in Sutter Creek. Mr. Savage attended Bret Harte Elementary and Sacramento High School. He is a graduate of Sacramento City College. During the Depression Era, he was with the California Conservation Corps in Plumas County. Upon the outbreak of World War II, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. With completion of Navigation Training School, he was assigned to 390th Bomb Group in England. He flew missions over Germany. After sustaining heavy damage to his B-17 "Blues in the Night" by German ground artillery, he survived a crash into the North Sea. In Between his duties in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, he worked for the U.S. Postal service. Survived by his second wife Ruth, Sons Stephen and Gregory, Stepson Wolfgang, Sister Audrey Monahan, Ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Donations may be made to the Roseville Animal Shelter 100 Corporation Yard. Arrangements by Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, Roseville, Ca. 95678.


Frank Richard Segarra passed away October 15, 2001 in Roseville. He was born in Auburn, Ca April 9, 1935. He leaves his loving wife, Dolores of 42 years, 3 daughters, Lisa Segarra, Monica Ware and Wendy Segarra, also a son, Rick Segarra. His Mother Frances Segarra, a brother Joe Segarra and his wife Joyce. He also leaves behind 6 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by his little pet "Inkl". Friends may call for visitation on Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. followed by a Rosary and Vigil Service at 6:00 P.M. at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses 103 Lincoln Street, Roseville, Ca. In lieu of flowers the family request that a memorial donation be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street, Roseville, Ca 95678 Telephone # 783-7171.


A lifelong resident of Sacramento, the city he loved, began his next great journey October 17, 2001. November 1 would have marked his 68th year. He left behind a loving family and abundant memories of his kindness, compassionate nature and unquenchable fascination for the great mysteries of life and death. Tasked with carrying his legacy forward are his loving daughter and son- in-low, Kimberly and David Ortega; sons Jerry, Scott and Michael Sena; and the love of his life, Barbara Jean Sena; brother Toby Sena and devoted sister-in-law, Gloria; sister and brother-in-law Arnetta and Ray Monteiro; daughters-in-law and in-heart Sabrina, Melissa, and Robyn; his precious grand-children, Santino, Andre, Megan, Lillian, Nicole, Jason O., Teal, Brandon, Jason F. Charles Jr., Erin, and little Joey; and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to share in celebrating his life wherever they might be, and to join the many who loved our dad at a memorial service in his honor, Saturday. October 20, 2001 at 2:00pm at George L. Klumpp Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers, Riverside Blvd. and 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA.


Born January 11, 1933 and entered into rest October 15, 2001.
Beloved husband of Freddie Mae Sherron.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation Saturday, October 20 from 11 to 3 pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento (922-5833).


Fell into an eternal sleep on October 14, 2001 at the age of 56. Rudy was born in the Philippines on January 21, 1945. He was the oldest of 3 children. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; son, Roderick (Therese), daughter, Rhodora Liberty, granddaughter, Jordyn Arianna; sister, Lourdes Pungan (Rolando); mother, Lucia Tagatac; brother, Amor (Paring) Tagatac and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at South East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA, beginning Thursday from Noon-8PM and Friday 10AM-6PM. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, October 19, 2001, at 6PM at South East Lawn Mortuary. Friends and family are invited to attend Funeral Services on Saturday, October 20, 2001, at 10:30AM at St. Anne Catholic Church, 7724 24th Avenue, Sacramento, CA. Interment immediately following at South East Lawn Memorial Park. "GONE FROM OUR SIGHT, BUT NEVER OUR MEMORIES; GONE FROM OUR TOUCH, BUT NEVER OUR HEARTS."


Born in Geneva, Ohio. Passed away at the age of 90 on October 16, 2001. Survived by sons Larry (Carole) Tibbitts and Jim (Vicky) Tibbitts; grandchildren Marty, Shelly, J.C., Michael, Andrea, & Jeffrey, and great-grandchildren Tatiana, Gaby & Ethan. Preceded in death by Edith, his wife of 60 years. Retired Chief Clerk of the Califfornia Division of Highways. Founding president of Antique Bottle Collectors Assoc. of California. Visitation will be Friday, October 19 from 4-8 pm at Mt. Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. A Graveside Service will be Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 10:00 am at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's Society, Box 1824, Sacramento, CA 95812.


Born September 24, 1925. Died October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of 44 years to Cathy Vathis. Loving father of Helen Sophie & Nick. Brother of Peter, Bill, & Steve. Beloved grandfather of Andrianos, Katerina & George. A native of Argos, Greece. Age 76. Friends are invited to attend a Trisagion Service Thursday October 18, 2001 at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER 5401 Folsom Blvd. at 7:00PM. Funeral Service will be held Friday 11:00AM at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Alhambra and F Streets. Interment East Lawn Cemetery.


Born June 5, 1932 in Richmond, VA. Passed in Carmichael, Ca. Oct. 15, 2001. Survived by his wife Betsy and his sons Kenneth Jr., Richard and Douglas. Preceded in death by his son John Henry. Beloved grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 3. Friends are invited to attend service on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 11430 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, Ca. In lieu of flowers, gifts will be accepted for the St. Francis Episcopal Church Red Wagon Ministry.


Born April 10, 1963 passed on October 17, 2001. Survived by friends Myra, Judy, Jordy, Kathy, Clayton and countless others. Survived by his grandparents, Phyllis and Jim Mott-Trautman; father, Harold; mother, Sharon Denny; sister, Laurie Agerton; brothers, Bobby and Jamie; aunts, uncles, three nephews, and one niece. Rykk graduated from Palmdale High School in 1981. He earned his BA degree from CSU Sacramento and possessed a Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in Social Science, as well as a Multiple Subject Credential, Learning Handicapped Credential, Resource Specialist Program Credential, CLAD certification and a Masters Degree in Special Education. He received an Administrative Credential from LaVerne University. "Mr. Rykk" worked for Washington Unified School District for nine years. He taught a Special Day Class, and was a social studies instructor and Resource Specialist at Golden State Middle School and River City High School. He also taught third grade at Bryte Elementary and was the summer school principal at Westmore Oaks during the summer of 1999. Rykk requested that friends get together to celebrate his life. The gathering will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Please call (916) 375-7604 ext. 7753 to leave your name and number for directions. Rykk has also requested that donations be made in his honor to the SPCA or other charitable organizations.


In Sacramento on October 16, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Elmer Woolcott. She is survived by her son, Donald Woolcott and daughter, Ruth Adolphson and her husband, John. Grandchildren, David and Vanessa Adolphson, Molly Adolphson and Thomas Adolphson. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Woolcott was an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 84 years. She will be missed. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 - 8 PM at Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 27th Street, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Woolcott's name to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or charity of donors choice.

Bob Hongslo

Bob Hongslo loved family, football -- and Del Oro High's 'chain gang'

To Bob Hongslo, it was "the best seat in the house."

That's the explanation he offered whenever someone asked why he volunteered for "the chain gang" during Del Oro High School's home games in Loomis.

Mr. Hongslo, 75, who died Monday of pneumonia, was a fixture on the football field, serving as a volunteer official for two decades.

Starting in the 1970s, when his children were students there, he became a member of Del Oro's "chain gang," which measures intervals for first downs.

After retiring from his job as an industrial engineer at McClellan Air Force Base in 1980, he continued helping out at Del Oro for another 13 years, until his grandson began playing football for Rocklin High School.

"Bob said, 'I'm hanging it up because I want to watch my grandson play football,' " recalled his wife, Delores.

Robert Clayton Hongslo was born in Alcester, S.D., the only child of the former Amelia Johnson and Almar Hongslo, a state worker.

After graduating from high school in 1943, he joined the Navy in time to see action in the Pacific during World War II. He was an electronics technician aboard the destroyer USS Waller. Wounded in combat, he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Returning to his hometown after his 1946 Navy discharge, he worked as a bartender, truck driver and as a laborer in road construction, said his wife, the former Delores Steeneck, whom he married Jan. 9, 1951.

That same year, the couple moved West and settled in the town of Alameda, where they had relatives. Mr. Hongslo worked in a gas station there until he landed a job as a civilian electronics technician at Alameda Naval Air Station.

In 1963, after transferring to McClellan, Mr. Hongslo and his family settled in Loomis.

As his three children grew up, he coached in the Tri-Cities Little League and for his daughter's softball team.

When his children began high school, Mr. Hongslo became active in the Del Oro High School Parents Club. He participated in school fund-raising efforts as well as volunteering for the "chain gang" during football season.

"He was into Del Oro - big time. He just loved kids. He liked being around all that energy," his wife said. "Our house on Brace Road was kind of like a meeting place for young people. There were people there all the time, and he loved it."

Five years ago, when Mr. Hongslo's health began to fail, the couple moved to Rocklin, his wife said.

In addition to his wife, Delores, survivors include sons, Scott of Rocklin and Todd of Arlington, Wash.; daughter, Diane Euer of Rocklin; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for Nov. 9 - what would have been his 76th birthday - at 1 p.m. in Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd., Roseville.


Born September 19, 1910 and passed away in Folsom, CA, October 15, 2001. She was a long time resident of Orangevale and Folsom. She was a member of the Orangevale Woman's Club and very active in Penny for Pines, helping to replant the forest. She is survived by three children: Verlie Young of NY; William Skinner of NY; and Shirley Thomas of AZ; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Arrangements by RUSS MONROE'S VILLAGE CHAPEL.


In Shingle Springs, October 22, 2001. Wife of Michael Anthony Neri of Shingle Springs; sister of David Worlow of Rancho Mirage and Paul Worlow of Placerville; sister-in-law of Gretchen Worlow; aunt of Molly Mae Worlow and Jackson Worlow. A native of Denver, Colorado and a resident of Shingle Springs for the past 4 years and Sacramento for the previous 20 years, aged 42 years. Sarah loved traveling and animals (especially horses). She was a generous supporter of P.A.W.S. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at her home, (530) 677-3014 on Friday, October 26th at 1PM. Arrangements by Green Valley Mortuary, Cameron Park.


In Sacramento, October 21, 2001 due to a long illness. Born in 1927 in Wells, Minn. Attended U. of Minn. Resident of Sacramento for 44 years. Beloved wife of Harvey H. Perman, M.D. Mother of Guy, William, Barbara Protteau, and James. Loving grandmother of Emily, Will, Mike and Amanda Perman; Marcy and Christopher Protteau; Jessica, Jimmy and Lizzie Perman. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1615 Morse Ave. Visitation is 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesday at Harry A. Nauman and Son Mortuary. The family requests no memorials.


In Sacramento, October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of Laurie Reynolds. Loving father of Michael (Michelle), Mark (Melissa), Maximillian (Melanie), Melchizedek and Marcella (Jesse). Devoted grandfather of Christian and Josiah. Caring brother of Brenda and Richard Reynolds. Also survived by a host of other loving relatives and friends. Graveside services were private. Donations may be made to the Michael Joe Reynolds Memorial Fund, First Covenant Church, 10833 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Arrangements by MORGAN Jones CHAPEL OF CHIMES.


Passed away on October 23, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Alan was born in Albany, CA on March 12, 1936, the son of Maxine and Alan Robinson (deceased). The loving husband for 19 years of Christine. Father to Wayne Robinson of Andover, Kansas, Ronald Robinson (deceased), and Kathleen Mary Schmidt of Witchita, Kansas. Grandfather to Craig Robinson, Kenneth, Kevin and Kendell Schmidt and Tara Robinson. Stepfather to Michael Marsden, Kathleen Orr, Margaret Harrison, Elizabeth Ficker, and Martha Del Valle. He was a loving step-grandfather to 15 children. Alan retired from the retail area and was a resident of Sacramento for 25 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Presentation, 4123 Robertson Ave., Sacramento on Oct. 26th at 11AM.


Suddenly left us, Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Medford, Oregon, at age 42. Born Friday, September 18, 1959, and was a resident of Rio Linda for 35 years. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Rose Skates; his beloved children Jeremy, Joseph, Justin and Jasmine. Devoted son of Marion Skates and dear brother to Debra Penick, Cheryl Shirley, Jerry Lee Skates. Also leaves behind many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends, who all loved him dearly. Family and friends are invited to funeral services, October 25, 2001, at 11AM at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA (922-5833), with a reception following at Rio Linda Center, 810 Oak Lane, Rio Linda. Lord, help me to remember nothing will happen to me today that you and I can't handle.


Born Oct. 1, 1937, passed away Oct. 12, 2001 at his home.
He is survived by a wife, 3 daughters, 1 son, 3 aunts, 1 uncle, many relatives & friends. He was in the U.S. Army for many years during WWII.
He will be missed by all.
May he rest in Peace.


Of Fair Oaks, October 14, 2001, a native of Gardnerville, Nevada, age 80 years. Wife of J. Ralph Sorrick. Mother of Ralph, Sanna, Wendy and Robin Sorrick. Grandmother of Bryan, Michelle, Melissa, Rachael, Yashar and Daniel. Sister of William Dangberg. Phyllis was an active member of Grandmother's for Peace, National Association member of Smithsonian Institute, Unity Church of the Oaks, Local Book Club and Art Group. Hobbies included being a world traveler, painting, music, reading, political activist, mother and confident to many. Worked as a bus driver for San Juan Unified School District and a nurses aide for a Carmichael nursing home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grandmother's for Peace. Memorial service for family and friends will be held at Sunrise Unity Church (5944 San Juan Ave.) Sunday, November 11, from 1PM-2:30PM. PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (725-2109), directors.


Born in Montpelier, Indiana on November 21, 1927. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School and the International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Donna passed on Saturday, October 20, 2001. She is survived by her husband Lewis Tuttle, her son Richard Lee Sprunger of San Marino, California, his wife Maureen and their 3 children, Richard Jr., Russell and Noelle. She is also survived by her daughter Michelle Schief of Roseville, California, her husband Bob, their 2 children Ryan and Sara, and by her sister-in-law Lois Mason of Culver City, California. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, California State University, Sacramento, and the El Dorado Union High School District, Placerville, California. She had been active in the Hangtown A's and the Wally Byam Caravan Club. Donna was an avid quilter, an accomplished pianist and a devoted member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Roseville, California. A memorial service will be held at the home of a friend on Fri., Oct 26, 2001 at 2:00 PM. For directions to the service, contact Lambert Funeral Home in Roseville, CA (916) 783-0474.


In Sacramento, October 23, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Wardlow. Loving father of Nancy (Tim) Miller, Paul (Teresa) Wardlow, John Wardlow, & Fran (Steve) Bohlmann. Dear brother of Frances Mace, Hunter Wardlow, & Faith Dupouy. Devoted grandfather of 5. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by one brother, Jim Wardlow. A native of Ohio, & 47 year resident of West Sacramento, aged 80 years. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the River Cities Funeral Chapel. Private inurnment, East Lawn Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. RIVER CITIES FUNERAL CHAPEL 910 Soule St., West Sac.


Age 79, of El Dorado, died Oct. 17, 2001. He was born May 22, 1922, in Parsons, KS. Mr. Wells had three years of college and served for 32 years in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command as a Pilot Squadron Commander and retired with the rank of Colonel. He received many medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Medal of Honor. He was extremely patriotic, flying his American flag every day. He was involved for years with youth and was instrumental in beginning the PeeWee League Baseball in Parson, Kansas in the 1940's. He co-owned George Wells Cash Market in Parsons for five years after his World War II honorable discharged and sponsored a team, The Bulldogs, for 11-12 year-olds which won three state championships in a row. He then worked at the Parsons Ammunitions Plant, first as a worker, then as a supervisor before being recalled to active military service, he retired in 1974. He had underprivileged children visit his Loomis Ranch where they fished, swam and had fun on a go-cart along with other recreational activities. He spent many years as a charity volunteer helping children and doing volunteer work at his church. He was the main contributor to "Children In Need", a non-profit organization. He was a man of character with caring and understanding, a generous man and a true friend. He told many jokes and funny stories making others laugh. Early in his flying days he loved to run his father- and brother-in-law off their tractors by buzzing them with his airplane. He flew air lifts to bring the wounded and injured to safety during World War II. He shared candy with children who were freed from one of the camps. He played softball for 32 years & managed & coached several baseball teams. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Mae Tunget-Wells, who died May 2, 2001. He is survived by his children, Jeanine Allen of Placerville and George W. Wells Jr., of Ripon, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Graveside services will be conducted at 1PM, Thursday, at East Lawn Sierra Hills, 5757 Greenback Lane in Sacramento with the Rev. Steve Dickerson officiating. Arrangements were made by Chapel of the Valley in Roseville. Remembrances may be made to the Federal Protection Officers Helping Children, in care of George Wells Jr., 625 Milgeo Ave., Ripon, CA 95366.


In Sacramento on Oct. 22, 2001. Age 71.
Preceded in death by her husband Roy C. Williams.
Loving Mother of Karla Lingren of Southport, Roy C. Williams III of Los Angeles, Greg Williams of Sacramento and Step Mother of Pamela Ploof of West Sacramento.
A devout Christian, she will be missed. Nightingale - Gilmore Funeral Chapel.


Passed away tragically in an auto accident Oct. 18, 2001. Cherished father of Rebecca (David) Hernandez, Jennifer Wroten, Mary Wroten and Christopher (Carol) Wroten. Devoted Papa to grandchildren Meeshea, Vance, Ignacio, Veronica, Alicia, Marissa, Christopher, Beth and Jenna. Great grandchildren Alexis, Vance, Ignacio, Julian and another due in June. Former husband of Nan Davey. Special friend of John M., Ken, and Brian Davey. Uncle of Gayiel Jr., Rick, Kurt and Joanne von Geldern. Born Jan. 6, 1934 to the late Dr. Earl Wroten Sr. and the late Elsie Wroten. Preceded in death by brother Earl F. Wroten Jr. Rosary Wed. Oct. 24, 2001 6:00 pm, St. Roses Church 5961 Franklin Blvd. Mass Thurs. Oct. 25 at 10:00 am at St. Roses. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the David Lubin Deaf and Hearing Program, payable to Lynda Ross c/o David Lubin School, 3535 M St. Sac. Ca. 95816. Or the charity of your choice.

Shirley Moore

Shirley Moore was trusted aide to Ronald Reagan

Shirley Moore, a longtime Sacramento resident and a former personal assistant to Ronald

Reagan when he was governor and president, died Oct. 4 after a lengthy illness at her home in Gold River.

Mrs. Moore was in her 70s.

Her career of working for public officials began in the 1960s when she worked for several Butte County officials including District Attorney Keith Lyde and County Counsels George Kading and Dan Blackstock.

She came to Sacramento in 1968 to work as administrative assistant to Lucian Vandegrift, then-Gov. Reagan's first health and welfare secretary. In 1974, Mrs. Moore joined the governor's staff as a special secretary and later became administrative secretary to Orange County Assemblyman Bruce Nestande.

She worked on the Reagan presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and served in the 1980 presidential transition office, after Reagan won his first term. In January 1981, Mrs. Moore joined the White House as an administrative assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Michael K. Deaver and was the traveling secretary to President Reagan aboard Air Force One.
She was so trusted and valued that she went to Camp David every time Reagan did, said Dennis Leblanc, who first met Mrs. Moore in 1972 when he was assigned to then-Gov. Reagan's protective detail with the California Highway Patrol.

"She was a very professional and classy lady," said Leblanc, who served as a special assistant to President Reagan.

Leblanc said Mrs. Moore was very protective of Deaver and the Reagans and didn't hesitate to put people in their place if they needed it, regardless of their positions.

"She knew her bosses so well she could speak for them and know when they could and couldn't be disturbed," Leblanc said.

In 1984, she returned to California to serve as personal assistant to Edwin W. Thomas, the regional administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration.

Born and raised in Oroville, she graduated from Oroville High School, where she met her husband, Richard "Dick" Moore.

During World War II she was a certified welder in the shipyard at Alameda, where she worked on the ship that took her future husband to New Guinea as a paratrooper.

Mrs. Moore retired from public service in 1990 and joined her husband in managing their Sacramento-based equipment company, GCS Inc.

The couple retired together in 1992 and enjoyed traveling, staying current in political matters and focusing on family and friends, said her daughter, Pamela Moore.

Shirley Moore's husband died in 1996, two months short of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Moore, who lived with and took care of her mother in Gold River; son, Kevin Moore and his family, wife Robin and their daughters Leslie Alyson and Julie Anne, all of Grass Valley; niece Susan Forbes Luck, her husband Steve, and their children, Erika and Shannon, of Antioch; niece Debra Forbes Stirton and her husband, Charles, of Benicia, and their children - Brandi and her daughter Sierra, of Tahoe City; and Alix and his son, Shane, of Concord; stepsister, Betty Patten and her husband Bill of Tucson, Ariz.; and several cousins and family members including Jack Bartley and his wife, Pat, of Walnut Creek.

At Mrs. Moore's request, no memorial services were held. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that a memorial donation be made in her name to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.


Passed away in Sacramento on October 18, 2001. A native of Sacramento. Beloved mother of Gregory P. Anderson and Deborah J. Anderson. Loving grandmother of Gregory M. Anderson, Sarah J. Anderson and Brent R. Anderson. Loving great grandmother of Dylan Anderson and Macie Anderson. Also survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Preceded in death by her son Brent R. Anderson Sr. in 1984. Friends may attend a visitation Tuesday from 3PM to 8PM at EAST LAWN ANDREWS AND GREILICH MORTUARY, 3939 Fruitridge Road. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 2PM at EAST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 43rd and Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.

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