Funeral services for Chanpheng Soungpanya, 83, of Fairfield will be noon Saturday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.
Born June 1, 1914, in Laos, Mrs. Soungpanya died Oct. 12, 1997, at her residence after a brief illness.
She moved to Fairfield six years ago and was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Lao Sumphan-Phinong Association.
Mrs. Soungpanya is survived by a son, Patrick of Fairfield; daughters, Borkeo of Stockton, Nang Yeang of Laos, Khamphoni of Fairfield, Sengthip of Tracy and Bounma of Fairfield; 38 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight and Friday at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St. in Fairfield.
A memorial service for Jane Leavitt, 59, of Fairfield will be 7 p.m. Friday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
The Rev. Lula Savoy will officiate. Inurnment will be private.
Born Sept. 1, 1938, in Indianapolis, Mrs. Leavitt died Oct. 14, 1997, at her home after a long illness.
A six-year resident of Fairfield, she graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1961. She was assistant to the dean of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California from 1973 to 1978. During that time she was very instrumental in building the Annenberg School of Communication. She volunteered at the Los Angeles Public Library until she moved to Fairfield in 1991.
Mrs. Leavitt was president of the Fairfield-Suisun Newcomers Club 1995-1996. She was a member of the Fairfield Bowling Leagues. She loved to attend the theater, and enjoyed extensive traveling the last 25 years.
Mrs. Leavitt is survived by her husband, David, of Fairfield; brother, Steven Milam of Seattle; and many nieces and newphews in Seattle and the New England area.
Memorial contributions can be made to Forbes Norris A.L.S. Research Center, 2324 Sacramento St., San Francisco 94115.
Michelle Cufaude Johnson
Graveside services for Michelle Cufaude Johnson, 46, of Riverside, Ohio, will be 10 a.m. today in Silveyville Cemetery, 7661 Rio Dixon Road in Dixon.
Pastor Richard Wylie of Dixon Community Church will officiate.
Born March 31, 1951, in Sacramento, Mrs. Johnson died Oct. 10, 1997, in Riverside, Ohio, after a long illness.
Mrs. Johnson lived in Riverside since 1989. She formerly resided in Fairfield and Dixon.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary No. 657 of Ohio.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, James Lee of Riverside, Ohio; daughter, Dawn Marie Long of Sacramento; son, Michael Long of Sacramento; brother, Lester Cufaude of Fall River Mills; father, Dale Cufaude of Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy League, 1615 Broadway, Suite 415, Oakland 94612.
Edgar Leroy Powell
Funeral services for Edgar Leroy Powell, 74, of Vacaville will be 1 p.m. today at Vaca Hills Chapel.
The Rev. Larry West of Church of Christ will preside. Burial will be in Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.
Born Feb. 16, 1923, in Kansas, Mr. Powell died Oct. 15, 1997, at his Vacaville home after a long illness.
Mr. Powell was a meat cutter for 52 years, and worked at Safeway Stores for more than 30 years. He served in the Army during World War II in New Guinea.
He enjoyed writing poetry and being with his family. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Ruby of Vacaville; daughters, Linda Bennett of Fairfield and Judy of Vacaville; son, Robert of Campbell; brother, Don Powell of Modesto; granddaughters, Michelle Worrell of Owatonna, Minn., and Leah of Campbell; great-grandchild, Richard Worrell of Owatonna, Minn.; son-in-law, Tyler Bennett; daughter-in-law, Vivienne; and grandson-in-law, Guy Worrell of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and sister.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Vaca Hills Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, 401 Fir St., Vacaville; or Sierra Children's Home, 11875 Dublin Blvd., Suite A 107, Dublin 94568.
Private services will be held for former Solano County resident Michael Porter, 48, of El Sobrante.
Born Aug. 29, 1949, Mr. Porter died Oct. 14, 1997, at his home.
He had lived in El Sobrante for 35 years and was a laborer at Chevron in Richmond for 20 years. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Marine Corps, and was a member of Hilltop Community Church in Richmond.
He is survived by his daughter, Tami Lynn Vergos of Vacaville; son, Aaron Michael Porter of Wisconsin; mother, Helen Marie Reed of El Sobrante; brother, Richard Porter of Vacaville; and sister, Teri Gajkowski of Vallejo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Foundation, 6401 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito 94530.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson and Kratzer Mortuaries in Richmond.
Funeral services for Woodrow "Woody" William Allred, 81, of Vacaville will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Latter-day Saints Portsmouth Chapel in Vacaville. Burial will be in Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.
Born Aug. 10, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Mr. Allred died Oct. 15, 1997, at VacaValley Hospital.
He was an artist and a self-employed florist. He also served in the Navy in World War II. He was a resident of Vacaville for eight years, and was a prior resident of Pleasant Hill for 40 years.
Mr. Allred was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vacaville Second Ward, and the FTD Association.
He was a graduate of West High School in Salt Lake City and attended the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and Chicago Academy of Art.
He was an ordinance worker in the Latter-day Saints Temple in Oakland. Many of his works of art hang in temples, churches and homes.
He also had been responsible for decorating downtown Oakland for Christmas holidays.
Mr. Allred is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nellie of Vacaville; daughter, JoAnne Rhodes of Vacaville; son, Dennis of Vacaville; sister, Veda Wright of Los Altos; brother, Eugene of Sacramento; grandchildren, Allan Rhodes, Marilyn Rhodes, and Joellen Rhodes; and great-grandchildren, Cory Rhodes, Courtney Rhodes and Kirstin Stender.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to commencement of funeral services.
Arrangements are by Oak Park Hills Chapel in Walnut Creek.
Don E. Jackman
Funeral services are pending for Don E. Jackman, 60, who died Oct. 13, 1997.
Born Oct. 4, 1937, Mr. Jackman worked for many years in Oakland and was in the landscape business. He was most recently a manager for Leisure Gardens and Nursery Supply.
He is survived by his wife, Leticia Barraza; and adopted sons, Jose and Alex.
Arrangements are by the Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary of Oakland.
Grace Burton Powell
The date and location for a memorial service honoring Grace Burton Powell has been changed to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Vacaville High School Gymnasium.
Pastor Bill Hausler of Trinity Christian Center will officiate.
Mrs. Powell - former principal of Vacaville High School, spelling bee organizer and community volunteer - died Oct. 7, 1997, after a short illness.
Mrs. Powell was born in Vacaville on May 21, 1933.
She attended Vacaville High School, earned her teaching credentials at University of California, Berkeley, and returned to Vacaville with her husband, William, to build a home among her family's orchards.
Mrs. Powell taught English and world history at several Contra Costa County schools, while earning her master's degree in counseling psychology.
In 1965 she landed a job as a counselor in Vacaville and became dean of girls at the Will C. Wood Campus of Vacaville High School. She was hired in 1975 as assistant principal for counseling and curriculum at Vacaville High and in 1979 became principal.
During her tenure, the high school was named a California Distinguished High School in 1985-86 by the state Department of Education. In 1986-87 the school was noted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Secondary Schools Recognition Program.
Mrs. Powell retired in 1989 after 10 years at the helm of Vacaville High School and 30 years as an educator. She won the admiration of teachers, students and community leaders with her leadership abilities and her dedication to students.
For nearly 15 years, she prompted local students at the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce's annual spelling bee, which she had organized since 1991. She was also active in the local Soroptimists Club, the Vacaville Community Foundation, and a national honor society for women educators - Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Powell also enjoyed gardening and was especially proud of her roses. She also enjoyed word puzzles, which she did daily.
She is survived by her husband, William of Vacaville; sons, David and Brian of Vacaville; grandchildren, Sara, Cameron, Emily and Allison; brothers, Clarence Burton, Earl Burton, Marion "Buck" Burton, Fred Burton, George Burton, all of Vacaville, Ernest Burton of Dixon and Gary Burton of Corning; and a sister, Margaret Cook of Sacramento.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Vacaville Community Foundation's Grace Burton Powell Education Fund. Checks can be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, attention W.B. Staley, P.O. Box 2511, Sacramento 95812.
Marian B. Steffen
Graveside services for Marian B. "Ma" Steffen, 91, of Dixon will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Silveyville Cemetery, 7661 Rio Dixon Road.
Bishop Joel Sanderson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Dixon will officiate.
Born Dec. 5, 1905, in Pine Valley, Utah, Mrs. Steffen died Oct. 18, 1997, at her Dixon home after a long illness.
She and her husband operated the Auto Court on Adams Street in Dixon years ago, and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Also, Mrs. Steffen enjoyed gardening, camping, and collecting wallflowers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being with her extended family.
Mrs. Steffen is survived by lifelong friends and caregivers, the Bulkley family, Robert, Barbara and Kathy Bulkley-Collins, and Kaleb Collins, all of Dixon; brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Ina Bracken of Utah; sister, Nell Malchus of Utah; and nephew, Jeff, and his wife Gail Critchlow of Castro Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews in Utah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry James Steffen, in 1995.
Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.
Albert Lee Clouse
Friends and family of Albert (Al) Lee Clouse, 73, are invited to a memorial service in his honor at 2 p.m. today at Pioneer Baptist Church, 7600 Old Auburn Road in Citrus Heights.
Mr. Clouse lived in Vacaville from 1966 to 1990. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Indianapolis, Ind., and died Oct. 16, 1997, at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento.
Mr. Clouse served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Teamsters Local 490 in Vallejo. He was a truck driver for 30 years and retired from American Home Foods in Vacaville.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; his children, George, Debra Mikawa, Jana Callison and Barbara Lutze; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Margaret Bell and Helen Reynolds. He had numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline, his son, David, daughter, Dorothy Latsch, three brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetic Youth Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the North Sacramento Funeral Home.
Don E. Jackman
Funeral services for Don E. Jackman, 60, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Dixon.
Mr. Jackman, a Vacaville resident, was born Oct. 4, 1937, and died Oct. 13, 1997.
He was a landscape contractor for many years in Oakland and was a manager for Leisure Gardens and Nursery Supply. He also was a member of the Vacaville Rotary Club for three years.
Mr. Jackman is survived by his wife, Leticia Barraza Jackman, two adopted sons, Jose and Alex; sons, Don and Robert, and sisters, Wanda and Shirley.
Memorial services will be at the graveside at the Silveyville Cemetery, 7661 Rio Dixon Road.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the family.