Ronald K. Anstead passed away on July 23, 2010. Born Sept. 9, 1932 in Chico California to Bob and Vera Anstead, he was 78.
He grew up in Gridley, where he learned to fish, hunt and play guitar. He was a natural builder, a true craftsman, and will be remembered by friends and family as “forever the gentleman.”
In 1952 at the age of 20, he went to work for the Department of Fish and Game, and after 40 years of service to the wildlife of this state he retired in 1991 as a Wildlife Habitat Supervisor. He was
instrumental in countless habitat projects throughout the State of California and his work can be seen today by the wild turkeys turned loose by his hand in the mountains west of Winters.
In 1963 due to a transfer, he moved his family from Grizzly Island; he had his choice of towns in the area to settle. He ultimately selected Winters, where the opportunity to fish Putah Creek would be in his back yard.
He grew up with the State of California’s waterfowl public hunting areas, helping develop the program that it is today. His tour of duty included Grey Lodge, Sutter, Colusa and the Sacramento Wildlife area. He made many special friendships along the way and will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his son, Rod Anstead and his wife Sharon, and their children, his beloved grandchildren Ricky, Chelsea and Katie Anstead, all of Winters; daughter Pam Shimel and husband Carl of Junction City; sister Gloria Hillier and husband Ronald of Bountiful Utah; brother Bobby Anstead and wife JoAnn of Boise, Idaho; and Bonnie Campbell of Potter Valley.
“We will all miss his smile, his music and the twinkle in his eye,” said a family member. A celebration of his life will be held on Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m. at 1024 Village Circle in Winters. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the California Waterfowl Association, 4630 Northgate Boulevard, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95834
Joseph Frank “Joe” Cuberos, 76, died July 26, 2010 in Lancaster at the home of his son Joe, following a long illness. He was born May 14, 1934, in San Francisco, to Justo and Carmen Cuberos.
He moved to Winters in 1949 with his parents and siblings, graduating from Winters High School with the Class of 1951 Upon graduation, he was employed at the local PG&E office. During the Vietnam War, he was a civilian employee for a year with a construction company. He held many
employment positions during his lifetime, including part owner of J.J.’s Club in Winters, consultant for the Solano Irrigation District, and was a maintenance and transportation supervisor for the Travis School District. He retired in 2005 after serving as a building inspector for the State of California. In 2006, he purchased property in Selma, Oregon and resided there until July 1, 2010, moving to Lancaster to be with his son Joe and family.
Surviving him are his sons Joseph Goodwin Cuberos and wife Michelle of Lancaster and William Gren Cuberos of Redmond, Washington; grandson Joseph Anthony Cuberos of Sand Point, Idaho; granddaughter, Saphira Carolyn Cuberos of Lancaster; brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Josie Cuberos, and sister, Carmen Jean Rubio, all of Winters; three generations of nieces and nephews, including niece and goddaughter Barbara Cummins of New Washoe Valley, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Joe Rubio.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville.
Victor L. Bussard, 83, of Winters passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2010 at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was an area resident for 59 years.
He was born on Jan. 15, 1927 in Lipscomb, Texas to Oliver and Lottie Bussard. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years and got out in 1946 with an honorable discharge. He worked for Cranston Brothers in Woodland for seven years, then he and his wife owned Orrick Oils in Winters, retiring after 35 years, in March 1992.
He belonged to Senior Gleaners of Sacramento for five years, Lions Club since 1975. He served as co-chairman for Blood Source blood drives since 1975 and donated for years until he was no longer allowed to due to health reasons. He and his wife, Viola, enjoyed traveling to all the western states in their RV and loved to fish, but not eat them.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Viola Bussard of Winters; children Elmer (Chrissy) Bussard of Nevada City, and Viola (David) Kidder of Winters; grandchildren Julie Morales-Tony and her daughter Sophia, and Michelle Bussard-Ryan and her son, Aiden.
To honor Mr. Bussard’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Lions Club of Winters.
Betty Hoskins passed away Thursday, July 29, at home, peacefully, surrounded by her family. Earlier this year, Betty elected to stop cancer treatment and survived long enough to enjoy spring in her beautiful garden.
Betty was born in 1925 in Canfield, Ohio, and made her way to the Golden State in 1945. On the bus, she met and fell in love with Ed Hoskins. They married in 1946. Their life was alternately adventurous, scrappy, hard and fun. Along the way, Betty raised seven children and two step-children moving to Monticello, Vallejo, Putah Creek and Davis, before finally settling in Winters where she was city clerk for 10 years.
Betty took great joy in life’s simple pleasures — a morning cup of coffee with a crossword puzzle, a glass of wine with an ice cube, making simple but delicious meals whose recipes have been passed on to the next generation. As a young woman, she dreamed of being an artist, but in later years her artistry was expressed in the elaborate and unique cakes she decorated for family and friends as well as a few impressive paintings and drawings. Betty most enjoyed her backyard garden. It wasn’t just a flower bed; she created a stream made of pebbles that flowed around the yard surrounded by colorful plants, flowers and populated with animal sculptures.
Most especially, Betty had time to love and attend to each of the nine children she raised and was beloved by all of them. Her grandsons in Winters always knew they could stop by after school for a soda, cookies and conversation. Her gift to all of them was simple kindness and love.
She will be greatly missed and, in accordance with her wishes, she will be buried next to her husband in the Winters Cemetery. May her legacy be a blessing to the many she touched.
She is survived by her step-son Bud Hoskins and wife Nancy of Cameron Park, Pete and Sharon Hoskins of Philadelphia, Tom and Dorothy Hoskins of Shasta, Judy and Herschell Whitley of Winters, Patty and Fred Roybal of Merced, Ann Foster of Winters, John and Jennifer Hoskins of Winters, Doug and Laurie Hoskins of Winters, 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church and a funeral service at the church at 11 a.m. Friday followed by interment at the Winters Cemetery. Following the burial, there will be an open house at 462 Edwards St. for family and all who would like to come.
Dorothy M. Bean passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Woodland, California at the age of 94. She was born on April 29, 1917, in Navarre, Kansas, and lived in Kansas for almost 50 years before moving to California with her husband, Charles, and their children. She was the oldest surviving daughter of 11 children born to Siri (Boberg) and Fred Londene.
She enjoyed a varied career that included teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Kansas, working at Boeing Aircraft during World War II in Wichita, Kansas, and clerking in department stores in Kansas and California. She moved to Abilene, Kansas in 1944 after marrying Charles Bean, and there they raised three children. According to Dorothy, being a mother was her most important role and the role that gave her the greatest sense of accomplishment.
She and her family moved to Rancho Cordova, California in 1965 and continued to live there after retiring. She and her husband enjoyed traveling across the USA, to Canada, and to Spain to visit family and friends. When at home, Dorothy could be found working in her vegetable and flower gardens or taking long walks around the neighborhood.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, sharing her delicious meals, pies, and desserts and playing cards, especially canasta. She took great pleasure in sending family and guests home with full stomachs and enjoyed teasing (or even scolding) those who did not fill and refill their plates.
She is survived by her daughter Judy Bean and husband Thomas Duncan of Winters; son Jay and wife Sue of Poughkeepsie, New York; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virgilee Springer of Elk City, Kansas, Eileen (and Clarence) Garten of Abilene, Kansas, and Joyce Whitebread of Littleton, Colorado; three brothers, Duane (and Lola) Londene of Chapman, Kansas, Carl Eugene (and Donna) Londene of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Fred (and Judy) Londene of Huntsville, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Jerry, two sisters, and two brothers.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Palm Gardens, Yolo Hospice, and Dr. Liana Turkot. Respecting her 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.
Born April 7, 1916 in San Francisco, Anita Anderson passed away April 26, 2011 in Woodland. She was 95 years old. A resident of Winters since 1944, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Andrew G. Anderson, and is survived by her son, Robert of Sacramento and daughter Judy, of Chico. She was a proud grandmother to Nathan, Jaime (Zsolt), Scott (Lindsay), and Jeff (Sara) and a great-grandmother to 3 amazing little boys.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, entertaining, and being with her family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all, says a family member.
No services are scheduled; internment will be at the Winters Cemetery. In memory of Anita and her love for animals in need, memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter or the SPCA.
Tony Cortez, 87, of Winters, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Davis. He had been an area resident for 61 years.
He was born May 27, 1923 in Vacaville to Isabel and Antonio Cortez. When he was a child, his family relocated to Spain and in 1947 Tony moved back to California, settling in Winters. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wine making, gardening, cooking traditional Spanish foods and loved to entertain.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Isabel; children, Isabel and David; grandchildren, Debbie, James, Tony, Melanie and Jessica; great grandchildren, Aubree, Fernando, Michael and Isabel, as well as numerous other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tony.
A Rosary was recited Thursday, April 28, and a Mass was held Friday, April 29, 2011 both at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment took place at the Winters Cemetery.
Aladdin Cortes Lorenzo passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age of 77.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1933 in Vacaville, and served in the US Navy for four years. He spent his life as a grocer in his beloved town of Winters for 60 years. Al was an active member of many organizations in Winters.
He is survived by his sisters, Delores Martinez and Juanita Skaggs; his wife of 55 years, Lynda; five children, Brad, Cheryl, John, Jeff and David; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Anna Lorenzo.
“Al will be deeply missed by all his family and friends who celebrated his wonderful life on April 26,” said a family member..
Eric Zentner died when struck by a hit and run driver on Highway 101 near Buellton on the morning of Saturday, March 26, 2011. Born Feb. 20, 1981, in Winters, he was 30 years old.
He was in a committed relationship with Tanya Vieira of El Dorado County and they had planned to start their lives together before his death. Loved ones remember Zentner for his amazing gift for connecting with people, his love of family and his hundreds of friends from various parts of the world.
He was a model, actor and aspiring screenwriter, and lived in New York, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Santa Barbara, recently moving to Esparto.
He is survived by his father Val Zentner and stepmother Bonnie Coloretti of Esparto; mother Lisa Bricker and stepfather Gary Bricker of Gold River; brother Andrew Zentner; half brothers/sisters Aaron Zentner and Sarah Zentner; stepsisters Dawn Starr and Nicole Bricker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Zentner’s life on April 16 at 1 p.m. at the home of his grandmother, Myrtle Zentner, 15130 County Road 85 in Esparto.