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Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2015, at 11:23 p.m.

Katie Hammond

Katie Hammond, 102, took pride in large family

Katie Hammond, who often joked that her offspring were so prolific they were overpopulating Northern California, has died at 102.

The Auburn resident had been in good spirits and excellent health right up to the day she died in her sleep Oct. 7, said granddaughter Laurie Stark.

In addition to three children, she had 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hammond, a native of El Dorado County, lived virtually all her life in the Auburn-Bowman area.

She drove until she was 92, ate and drank in moderation, took a vigorous walk every day, and lived independently until she was 100, her granddaughter said.

"She also had all her teeth, she took good care of them," Stark said. "She was proud of that.
"One of her goals was to live in three centuries, and she achieved that," her granddaughter added. "She loved people, enjoyed doing things for others, and was very involved with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to tease them.

"You couldn't ask for more. She had a nice life and then passed away in her sleep."

Katherine Ann Hammond was born Aug. 18, 1899, the second of five children of the former Alice Myers and Edward Simpson, a miner and farmer.

Mrs. Hammond's mother died when she was 7, and she began running the household for her father when she was 11. She graduated from Placer Union High School in 1919, the same year she married Lester "Pop" Hammond.

During her married life, she and her husband, who preceded her in death, ran a dairy and built more than two dozen stone houses along what is now the Interstate 80 corridor between Auburn and Clipper Gap.

Mrs. Hammond kept the books and cooked for the work crews while her husband supervised construction of the stone houses and hundreds of stone walls and fireplaces.

"They used salvaged material to build those houses," Stark said, "anything that was handy. I live in one of those houses, which has slate walls, a petrified wood fireplace and a staircase fashioned from recycled snow shed timber."

Survivors include daughters Barbara Eichel of Auburn and Elva Smith of Half Moon Bay.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

BARBA, PATRICIA ANN Born November 25, 1937. Passed away suddenly but peacefully October 16, 2001. Loving mother of Robin Kresh and JoAnn Barba. Devoted grandmother of Danielle Barba and Sam Kresh. Friends are invite to attend a memorial service at 6:00pm on Monday, October 22 at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento. Parking garage entrance at 824 L Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's name to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817.

ARMITAGE, ROBERT MERRIMAN Died October 18th in Santa Rosa, CA. Robert was born in San Francisco in 1920 and graduated from Lowell High School and the University of California. He is survived by his wife Helen, of Santa Rosa; his two daughters, Nancy Gregory of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Eve Yabroff of Scotts Valley; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. As a civil servant, he lived in Sacramento until retirement to Bodega Bay, close to the ocean he loved. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Margery Gunn; his second wife, Betty Callis; and daughter Susan Hanzo. A memorial service will be held October 22nd at 11 a.m. at Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa.

BARBA, PATRICIA ANN Born November 25, 1937. Passed away suddenly but peacefully October 16, 2001. Loving mother of Robin Kresh and JoAnn Barba. Devoted grandmother of Danielle Barba and Sam Kresh. Friends are invite to attend a memorial service at 6:00pm on Monday, October 22 at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento. Parking garage entrance at 824 L Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's name to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817.

BURESH, BETTY L. Was born on June 27, 1928 in Pomona, CA and passed away in Summerfield House on October 20, 2001 after a brief illness, age 74 years. Mrs. Buresh had just recently moved to Vacaville, formerly residing in Roseville. Survived by daughter Lisa Ax of Vacaville, CA; sons Shannon J. Cardwell of Pacific Grove, CA and Steve Cardwell of Fontana, CA; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; twin sister Barbara Mosley of Apple Valley, CA and sister Virginia Miller of Hemet, CA. The family invites friends for visitation on Thursday, October 25, from 6-8PM in the Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, 2PM in Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Interment will be private in Riverside National Cemetery where Mrs. Buresh will be buried next to her husband, Charles, who passed away November 22, 1991. Mrs. Buresh was a homemaker her adult life. She was a member of WPACK, a widowed persons organization, the Roseville Garden Club, the Roseville Ramblers Country Line Dancers and was very involved with the Country Villa Mobile Home Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross, 1545 North Texas Street, Fairfield, or Kaiser Hospice, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590. Arrangements under the direction of Nadeau Family Funeral Home.

CARELLO, DICK Passed away on Monday, October 15, 2001. Dick was born in Gillespie, Illinois on October 8, 1934. He is survived by Nola Joy Carello, his beloved wife and friend of 25 years. Also by his brother Louis Carello, and sister Jo Norton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick moved with his family, Mother Alfonsina Carello, brother Louis and sister Jo to California in 1947. He attended Chico State College and Sacramento State College. He started his work career for the State of California in 1953 until his retirement, from the Department of Transportation, as an engineer in 1995. There was a 2 year separation for his service in the US Army from 1957 through 1959. Dick had a lifelong love of auto racing, starting in 1956 in sports cars. After his release from the Army he started racing Go-Karts where he competed nationally over the next 15 years. Dick was an avid bowler and a member of the Young at Heart League at Alpine Bowling Lanes. Another love was ballroom dancing where he met his wife Nola Joy. After many years of dancing together they were married in 1976. Through his wife Nola Joy's involvement, as a figure skating judge/referee, Dick also became involved by becoming a Sectional Accountant for the United States Figure Skating Association attending many competitions nationally. Dick was an active member of the Capital City Figure Skating Club and recently was honored as a Lifetime member of the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Happy Tails Sanctuary located at 721-56th Street or call 556-1155. Friends are welcome for visitation Tuesday October 23, 2001 12 Noon - 6:30 pm to be followed by the Rosary Tuesday 6:30 pm at the NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER FUNERAL HOME 5401 Folsom Blvd. Friends are also invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday October 24, 2001 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church 58th & M Streets. Entombment St. Mary's Mausoleum.

CATANZARO, EDITH ZOE Born April 27, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. Passed away October 16, 2001 in Fair Oaks, California. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years: Elbert. She is survived by her son: Tom Catanzaro and wife Ann, her daughter: Lynn Catanzaro-Dellos and husband Dennis, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Grandma- Thank you for all the great memories. I will miss your laugh and your gentle touch. You will be deeply missed. Love you, Dolly. No services will be held at her request. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way #115, Sacramento, California 95815.

CORUM, DONALD E. March 28, 1931 to October 13, 2001 Former Sacto. City Firefighter. Son of Olivia and Richard Corum, brother of Dick Corum. Father of Donna Jacky and Stan Corum. Grandfather of Marissa & Nicole Jacky, Kyle & Kenny Corum. Uncle of Steve and Cindy Corum. Private services have been held. Remembrances can be made to Folsom Convalescent Hospital, 510 Mill Street, Folsom, CA 95630.

COSTANZO, LOUIE JOSEPH Born June 20, 1922 in Fresno, CA. Passed away October 17, 2001 at his residence in Stonyford, CA, age 79. Louie was a land developer and he really enjoyed his work, and working with people. He would help anyone in need. He was a founding member of the Granite Bay Golf Club. His passions included golfing, fishing, home projects and he was known as a wonderful cook and was loved by everyone. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Costanzo of Stonyford, CA; son, Denny Costanzo of Weimar, CA; daughters, Debra Phipps of Grass Valley, CA, and Sherry Stein of Florida; 9 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. Visitations will be from 5PM-8PM Monday, October 22nd, at the Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses Mortuary, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville. Services are 10AM, Tuesday, October 23rd, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave., Roseville. Burial Services will be Wednesday, October 24th, at the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Lodoga, CA. Memorial contributions may be made on his behalf to the American Cancer Society at 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815. Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.

DOBEK, CHESTER A., SGT. World War II Veteran of the CBI (China, Burma, India). Born in Dunkirk, NY and a resident of Sac. for 58 years. Born 9-10-16; passed away peacefully 10-18-01. Preceded in death by his wife Maria A. Dobek. He is survived by his brothers and sister; Frank Dobek of Ctrs Hgts, Henry Dobek of Florida, Joe Dobek of Dunkirk and Anna Nichols of NY, and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving daughters Toni Helmen of Sacramento, Corine Barsotti of Roseville, Dorine Leisk of Loomis. He was a loving grandfather to Daniel Barsotti, Chris Barsotti, Patricia Montoya, Terri Yacapraro, Anthony Barsotti, Dawn Leisk, Rebecca Roberts, Tami Barsotti, Ben Helmen, Elizabeth Washburn and Great Grandpa of ten grandchildren. Chester was a loving, honorable man of faith, and will be greatly missed and remembered always by everyone who knew him. The Rosary will be held at 7PM, Oct. 23, and mass will be held at 9:30AM on Oct. 24, at Our Lady of Assumption. The internment will follow at 2PM at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, Santa Nella, CA. Donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes. Arrangements by Lombard & Company Funeral Directors.

DOLCE, TED In this city October 16, 2001. Beloved husband of Lorraine Dolce. Loving father of Douglas, Dennis and Jill. Devoted grandfather of Joseph Dolce, Amanda Dolce, Natalie Chew and Amelia Chew. Born May 7, 1920 in Roseville, CA. Graduated Roseville High School and Sacramento City College and attended Chico State College. Served in WWII. Retired in 1980 from the City of Sacramento, he was a Traffic Engineer for 32 years. Worked as a musician all of his life playing tenor saxophone and clarinet, playing with many bands at the Jazz Festival. Loved jazz and golf. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 4:00 pm at NICOLETTI CULJIS & HERBERGER Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd

HAYWARD, BILLIE Passed away Peacefully Wednesday, October 17th, 2001. She was a Loving and Devoted Mother. Billie is survived and Loved by her Family; Geoffrey, Kevin, Laura, Nancy and Michelle. Billie lived and worked in the Sacramento area for 40 years. She was a well respected court clerk and retired after 26 years in the Sacramento Municipal Court. Billie loved animals, gardening and carousel horses. Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 2pm at Camellia Memorial Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Kaiser Hospice.

HELZER, MARIE A. (RYAN) In Sacramento, on October 19th, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Helzer and loving mother of Jan Scherer and Nora Rodriguez and spouse Rosalio Rodriguez. Loving sister of the late John Ryan and the late Noreen McAleer and John Ryan and cherished grandmother of Victoria Buno, Michael & Mark Rodriguez and Richard & Heidi Scherer. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Jenafer, Jeremy & Jaclyn Buno and Justin & Ashley Scherer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a proud native Sacramentan aged 90 years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. In past years she enjoyed lunching with her sister every Saturday and always enjoyed vacationing in Santa Cruz every year with her family. Friends are welcome for visitation on Monday, Oct. 22nd, from 4:00pm until the Rosary at 6:00pm, at W.F. Gormley & Sons Chapel, 2015 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, and are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, at 1:00pm, at Holy Spirit Church, Land Park Drive at Cordano Way. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

IGARASHI, YOSHIKO Born January 3, 1916 in Clarksburg, CA. Died after a long illness on October 16, 2001. Survived by her husband Abraham and daughter Amy. She was married for over 46 years. A memorial service will be held at SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA. on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Sacramento Memorial Lawn.

ILIOPOULOS, MARIA In this city October 19, 2001. Maria Iliopoulos in Crete, Greece on April 10, 1944. Eldest daughter of Aristomenis and Eleni Stratakis. In Athens, Greece Maria studied Fashion Designing and Tailoring and graduated with honors from Pelagias Kosta Tsopanelli on December 6, 1963. On December 3, 1967, Maria married Anastasios Iliopoulos. A year later she gave birth to their first daughter Eleni and three years later to their second daughter Panagiota. Maria was an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Sacramento. She was also a member in the Pancretan Association of America and was presented with the Women of Pancretan Award in Recognition of Distinguished Service, Courage, Vision and promoting the Pancretan Association of America. Additionally, she was a member of the Peloponessian Society of Sacramento. Maria was a loving and devoted mother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Anastasios Iliopoulos; her eldest daughter, Eleni Iliopoulos, and her youngest daughter Panagiota Iliopoulos. Her sister, Kathrene Kakridas, and her husband James; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome for visitation Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 from 12noon-7pm to be followed by a Trisagion Service Monday, at 7pm at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER, 5401 Folsom Blvd. and to attend Funeral Services Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 11:00 am at the Greek Church of the Annunciation, Alhambra and F St. Interment East Lawn Sierra Hills.

KEMP, GEORGIA Departed this life October 16, 2001 in Sacramento at the age of 83. She joins her beloved husband Willie Kemp in God's heavenly Kingdom. Georgia Ann Pearl Johnson Kemp was one of sixteen children born to Savannah and William Johnson on September 7, 1918 in Dubberly, Louisiana. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of Kyles Temple AME Zion Church. Georgia was a faithful member of Adah Chapter No. 1 Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron. She resided in Houston, Texas and later moved to Sacramento. Georgia leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Doris VanHook, and Helen Freeny; two sons, Walter and Danny Kemp; two sons-in-law, Nathaniel VanHook and Lewine Bud Freeny; and two daughters-in-law, Wanda and Anna Kemp. She also leaves 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; 10 Brothers and Sisters; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be at Sacramento Memorial Lawn 6100 Stockton Blvd on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 from 3-7pm. Services will be at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 2940 42nd Street, Thursday October 25, 2001 at 12 Noon. Interment: South East Lawn Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd.

KULL, ELIZABETH I. In Roseville, CA on October 18, 2001, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Arden Kull. Loving mother of Lorna J. McClung, of Roseville, CA, James A. Kull of Pleasant Hill, CA and Lynda D. Dunn of Tobyhanna, PA. Devoted grandmother of David McClung, Karin Boasci & Walter Dunn. Preceded in death by grandson Keith McClung and granddaughter Karin McClung English. Beloved great grandmother of Alexander English, Matthew McClung and Andrew McClung. Dear sister of Rubi Lorena of Indiana and the late Albert Bancroft of Michigan. Born on May 5, 1909 in Chesterton, Indiana, and resided in Sacramento for 65 years. Services to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at 2PM in the Family Chapel of Mount Vernon Memorial Park; 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. The family requests that remembrances be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the charity of your choice.

MARMAS, ARLYNE LOUISE In Fair Oaks, CA on October 18, 2001 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Gust H. Marmas and loving mother of Gregory H. Marmas of Scottsdale , AZ and Geoffrey L. Marmas of Folsom, CA. Survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Born in Argyle, Minnesota on September 20, 1925 and resident of Sacramento for 41 years. Co-owner of Irene Lucien Dress Shop for 14 years. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, and spending time with her family. Private services will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 600 Alhambra Blvd., Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Private entombment will follow at Sierra Hills Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to the ALS Association Sacramento Chapter.

MARR, THELMA RUTH Passed away in Sacramento on October 8, 2001 at age 93. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James. She is survived by her son, James R. Marr and his wife, Mary, of Newcastle, CA and daughter, Jacqueline (Marr) Klaczkiewicz, and her husband, John, of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Seidell and husband, Wally, of Vacaville, CA and sister, June Heidorn of St. Louis, MO; sister-in-law, Pat Buckley, and her husband, Jerry, of Sacramento, CA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Louise Marr, of Glendale, CA; many nieces and nephews. At her request, no services were held.

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