Verlee E. Sullivan
No services will be held for Verlee E. Sullivan, 80, of Vallejo. Inurnment will be at Lodi Memorial Park in Lodi.
Mr. Sullivan died Aug. 28, 1999, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo after a long illness.
Born on Nov. 20, 1918, in Marysville, Mo., he lived in Vallejo for the past 30 years. He was self-employed in the field of home health for 10 years.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his daughter, Carol Singer of Fairfield; grandsons, Tim Singer of Atlanta and Gerald Singer of Vallejo; and great-granddaughter, Nicole Singer of Eureka. He also had numerous nieces and nephews.
Patricia Ann Amyx
A memorial mass for Patricia Ann Amyx, 61, of Dixon will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peters Catholic Church. The Rev. Maurice O'Brien will officiate. Inurnment will be private.
Mrs. Amyx died Aug. 30, 1999, in Vacaville.
Born on Feb. 28, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa, she lived in Dixon for three years after having lived in Needles for several years. She worked for many years as a food service professional in the area.
Mrs. Amyx is survived by her children, Capt. September Amyx of California, David of Madera, Daniel of Dixon, Dennis of Porterville, Elizabeth C. Pena of Union City, Jason of Fremont, and Scott Suh of Castro Valley; brother, Richard Earl Hall of Needles; sisters, Lois Kearns of Clearlake and Mildred Cusey; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Ruth Bradanini, 290 Fruitvale Road, Vacaville, 95688.
Roberta 'Bertie' M. Hazzard
Funeral services for Roberta "Bertie" M. Hazzard, 84, of Vacaville will be 10 a.m. Friday at McCune Garden Chapel. Inurnment will be private.
Mrs. Hazzard died Aug. 31, 1999, at VacaValley Hospital after a massive stroke.
Born on July 29, 1915, in Halfway, Ore., she lived in Vacaville for 48 years. She was a mother and homemaker all her life and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Hazzard is survived by a daughter, Jeanette "Jeni" Eberhardt of Vacaville; sons, James "Jimmy" of Anaheim and Dick Castel and his family of Davenport, Iowa; and grandchildren, Juels Odell Johnson of Suisun and Janice and Jennifer of Anaheim. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil "Hap" Hazzard.
Frances Margaret Malone
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Frances Margaret Malone, 91, of Fairfield will be 3 p.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Downey will officiate. Inurnment at Fairmont Memorial Park will be private.
Mrs. Malone died Aug. 31, 1999, at NorthBay Medical Center.
Born on March 24, 1908, in Astoria, Long Island, N.Y., she moved to Fairfield 23 years ago. She was a homemaker for 48 years. She was also an avid birdwatcher and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield.
Mrs. Malone is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edmund Jr. and Kathryn of Vallejo; granddaughters, Elaine Monaco of Bonny Doon, Janice Price of Vallejo, and Judy Teitgen of Fairfield; four great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield, 94533.
Virginia Agnes Patton Sheets
Funeral services for Virginia Agnes Patton Sheets, 73, of Vacaville will be noon Friday at McCune Garden Chapel. Chaplain Keith Knauf will officiate. Burial will be at Fair Oaks Cemetery
in Sacramento. Visitation and rosary will be at the chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Mrs. Sheets died Aug. 30, 1999, at her home in Vacaville.
Born on Feb. 13, 1926, in San Francisco, she traveled most of her life with her husband, who was in the Air Force, retired in Sacramento but moved to Vacaville five years ago. She was a homemaker and mother for more than 40 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening and watching television.
Mrs. Sheets is survived by her sons, Michael of Vacaville and Paul of Williamsburg, Pa.; daughter, Carolyn Elliott of Oklahoma City; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lucille Terry Spengler
By Victor Balta/Staff Writer
Vacaville lost one of its most outstanding citizens when Lucille Terry Spengler died on Aug. 28, 1999, at VacaValley Hospital. Miss Spengler was very active in the community during and after her 30-year career in real estate.
A memorial service for Miss Spengler, 93, of Vacaville will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Vacaville. The Rev. Stephen Leonetti will officiate. Inurnment will be private.
Miss Spengler was born on July 27, 1906. She retired Dec. 31, 1976, from her real estate career.
She suffered a stroke in November 1977 from which she never fully recovered. She had lived at Winsor House convalescent home since December 1985 and was described by people there as a very nice person.
"She was a really nice and lovely lady who had a very elegant grace about her, in spite of her illnesses," said Ana Martinez, Winsor House office manager. "And there was a huge amount of people who came to visit her and sent her cards."
Miss Spengler had an impact on the lives of many people in Vacaville, doing anything she could to make a contribution to someone's life.
Ana Apaka, a longtime friend, said Miss Spengler helped many people find places to live after they came home from World War II and had difficulty finding housing.
"She has helped so many people," Apaka said.
Miss Spengler was named outstanding citizen of the year in 1964 for her efforts toward obtaining toll-free telephone service between Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base. She was also once the grand marshal of the Fiesta Days parade.
Miss Spengler was an avid member of the Vacaville Soroptomist Club, serving as the president in 1973 and 1974. Joyce Suihkonen, a member of the Soroptomists, met Miss Spengler 11 years ago and said she considered herself a good friend.
Suihkonen said Miss Spengler started the club's service program at Winsor House for a Christmas celebration 26 years ago, long before she would end up living there.
"In the last years, when we'd come to visit her," Suihkonen said, "she'd always have her Soroptomist pin on in the audience."
Miss Spengler was also a devoted member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Vacaville.
"She was a very generous person," local Chamber of Commerce director and former councilman Gary Tatum said. "Even back when we first arrived in town, every kid in that church who graduated was remembered or recognized by Lucille.
"Even in her final years," he added, "when she was obviously in poor health, she always had a very positive spirit. I'd say she was less concerned about herself than (others)."
She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Native Daughters of the Golden West, women of the Moose, The Saturday Club and Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by many friends.
Memorial contributions can be made in Miss Spengler's name to Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St., Vacaville, 95688.
Noreen Ann 'Peggy' Bergstrom
A Mass of the Resurrection for Noreen Ann "Peggy" Bergstrom, 95, of Suisun Valley will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fairfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Bergstrom died Sept. 2, 1999, at her home in Suisun Valley.
Born on March 31, 1904, in San Francisco, she lived in Suisun Valley for 26 years. She was the manager of the Quartermaster Laundry at the Presidio in San Francisco for more than 35 years. She loved people, life, reading and celebrated her Irish ancestry.
Mrs. Bergstrom is survived by a daughter, Annie Mirgon of Suisun; son, Karl Bergstrom of Anaheim; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Cancer Society, Solano County Unit, 1652 W. Texas St., Suite 110, Fairfield, 94533.
A funeral for Ottavio Bottegoni, 84, of Vacaville will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dixon Cemetery.
Friends are invited to the home after the service. The Rev. Maurice O'Brien will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Mr. Bottegoni died Sept. 1, 1999, at his home after a long illness.
Born on July 8, 1915, in Italy, he lived in Vacaville for 46 years. He worked for Basic Vegetable Co. until his retirement.
Mr. Bottegoni is survived by his wife of 61 years, Giuseppina of Vacaville; sons, Carlo of Vacaville and George of Phoenix; granddaughters, Lydia of Los Angeles and Louanne Kahn of Las Vegas; grandson, John of New Mexico; and great-grandson, Ryan Kahn of Las Vegas.
Anthony A. Johnson Sr.
Funeral services for Anthony A. Johnson Sr., 68, of Fairfield will be 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield Funeral Home.
Chaplain Lt. Col. Thompson will officiate. Visitation will precede the services from 4 to 5 p.m.
Mr. Johnson died Aug. 25, 1999, at David Grant Medical Center after an illness.
Born Nov. 16, 1930, in Washington, D.C., he lived in Fairfield for two years. He was an aircraft mechanic for the Air Force for 20 years before retiring as a master sergeant in 1967. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughters, Helen Newton and Ocea Johnson, both of Fairfield; sons, Anthony Johnson Jr. of Vancouver and Robert Johnson of Vallejo; and 10 grandchildren.
Joseph Edward Klecki
No formal services will be held for Joseph Edward Klecki, 69, of Fairfield. Inurnment will be private at Rockville Cemetery
Mr. Klecki died Aug. 31, 1999, at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base.
Born on March 7, 1930, in Chicago, he moved to the area 31 years ago. He served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1968. He retired in 1968 at Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M., as a technical sergeant. He then worked for the Postal Service until 1986, retiring in Fairfield.
Mr. Klecki is survived by his wife, Mieko of Fairfield; daughters, Carol Klecki-Jones of Jamestown, N.C., and Joan of Greensboro, N.C.; son, Michael of Suisun; and granddaughters, Landon Noel Jones of Jamestown, Andrea Lynn of Fairfield and Michelle Anne of Fairfield.
Ruby Mae Pearson
No formal funeral services will be held for Ruby Mae Pearson, 72, of Vacaville. Inurnment will be private.
Mrs. Pearson died Aug. 31, 1999, in her home in Vacaville.
Born on Oct. 30, 1926, she lived in Vacaville for the past four years. She was a school bus driver for the El Dorado Unified School District for 25 years.
Mrs. Pearson is survived by her daughters, Patricia Vines of Balivar, Mo., Becky Fiske and Vicki Lane of Fallon, Nev., and Sandra Adams of Vacaville; brothers, Robert Hess of Loomis and Harry Hess of Georgia; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in May 1998.
Marjorie B. Cameron
Graveside services for Marjorie B. Cameron, 83, of Citrus Heights will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. The Rev. Morgan Berry will officiate.
Mrs. Cameron died Sept. 1, 1999, at her home after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 30, 1915, in South Carolina, Mrs. Cameron, formerly of Fairfield, lived in Citrus Heights for 30 years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Cameron is survived by sons, William of Orangevale and John of Sacramento; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1997.
Patsy 'Pat' J. Hockney
A memorial service for Patsy "Pat" J. Hockney, 59, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, will be 1 p.m. today in Iowa. The Rev. Susan Miller will preside.
Mrs. Hockney died Sept. 3, 1999, at her home following a short illness.
Born on June 28, 1949 in Vacaville, she lived in California all her life before moving to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1995. She married Frank Hockney on Oct. 21, 1971, in Benicia.
Mrs. Hockney is survived by sons, Ray and Jack Rielly, both of Ponca, Neb.; daughters, Tina Heath and Cathy Hockney of Sioux City; brothers, Eben and Art Stevens, both of Vacaville; sister, Betty Standfill of Vacaville; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and 17 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her mother, Lupe, father, John and step-father, Eben.