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Russell H. Osborn
Woodland resident Russell H. Osborn passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was 80 years old.Russell Harry Osborn was born August 28, 1941 to Russell Sylvester and Ruby Marietta Osborn in Rossville, IL. Russell was the youngest child. He had two older sisters, Wanda... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 16, 2022.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
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Mary Helen Lavorico
Mary Helen Lavorico, 85, of Woodland, passed away at home on December 30, 2021 from dementia. She was born on October 9, 1936 in Gallup, NM.She graduated High School and worked for 30 years at CNA Yolo General Hospital. She was a member of YLI, Eagles Auxiliary, and the American Legion... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 15, 2022.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
David Sisson
David Henry Sisson was born Sepember 4, 1935 in Boulder, CO to Lloyd Henry and Dorothy May Sisson, and was a younger brother to sister Lovella. The family moved to California soon after WWII started, eventually settling in Woodacre, Marin County.David met his wife, Joan, while they... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 12, 2022.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Elizabeth Shull
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Elizabeth Louise Shull (née Wilson), loving wife and mother of two, passed away at the age of 67. Elizabeth was born on April 12, 1954 to William J. and Shirley L. Wilson in Woodland, CA. She attended Plainfield Elementary School, Lee Junior High and graduated... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 11, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Jo Tucker (Dunlap)
With sorrow felt by so many, we announce the passing of Barbara Jo (Dunlap) Tucker on December 13, 2021, at 66 years young. December 13 was also her and her husband Steve's 20th wedding anniversary. Steve was the love of her life and they had been together for 38 years. Barb was born... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 7, 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ellen Mee Thompson
Our beloved Ellen Mee Thompson, born in St.Helena, CA on July 20, 1956 passed unexpectedly on December 27, 2021. Ellen had a BA from UCD with a teaching credential. She taught for 35+ years and many children learned from her expertise. She worked at JC Penny and was a caregiver to... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 5, 2022.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ann Hanson
It is with deep sorrow we announce the death of Ann Hanson, 81, of Woodland, CA, who passed peacefully on November 24, 2021.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Elizabeth Schieffer; and brother Norbert Schieffer of Concord, CA.She is survived by her husband, Ferdy... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Michael E. Masterson
Mike passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 in his Woodland home, at the age of 72. He was born in Woodland on January 23, 1949 to Edward and Rose Dupree Masterson. Mike graduated from Woodland High School in 1967. He attended college in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, majoring in English... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Suzanne Peabody Ashworth
Suzanne Peabody Ashworth passed away at her home on December 23, 2021, at the age of 70. She died from Alzheimer's disease. Suzanne is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Roger Walter Ashworth; her mother, Jacqueline Mott Peabody; sisters, Jane Yeung and Joanne Chasey. Suzanne... Read More
aDirect Cremation
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Gary William Shaffer
Gary William Shaffer, age 86, passed away peacefully Thanksgiving morning at his home on the beach in Pajaro Dunes, CA. He leaves behind his wife, Penny Rich; his sister, Susan Arden and husband, Jack of Redding; his sons, Rick and his wife, Ellen of Woodland, David of Woodland; Doug... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Jan. 2, 2022.
Friday, December 31, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Luella Janice Wilkendorf (Lolly)
Luella (Lolly) Janice Wilkendorf, 92, of Woodland, CA, passed away early on the morning of 18 December 2021, at the Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and the Woodland Chapter of Eastern Star. She is survived by her children, Aleta, Dean (Anna)... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 31, 2021.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
James Austin
Retired Major James Martin Austin, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Thursday, November 18, 2021 after a brief but arduous battle with cancer. James spent a total of 43 years in both active and reserve duty with the US Army, was awarded medals for superior... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Louie Heras
Louie, 69, of Woodland passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021. Louie grew up in Woodland, a town he loved and never left. He was a proud member of the undefeated WHS football team in 1971 and went on to play for Yuba College. He married his high school sweetheart and together... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 29, 2021.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Howard H. Willis
Long time Woodlander Howard Hanson Willis died at home on December 10, 2021, at the age of 95, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1926 in Berkeley, CA. After graduating from Woodland High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served on the USS... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 26, 2021.
Friday, December 24, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dwight Austin
With the deepest sadness, we announce that Dwight Austin passed away on December 8, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, relative to many and friend. He was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada to Harley and Eva Austin in 1927. Growing up he was a young cowboy, helping handle... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nancy Lynn Wilson
Nancy Lynn Wilson, age 68 of Harriman, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021.Nancy was born on July 13, 1953 in Sacramento, CA and was a native of Woodland, CA. She worked as a Walmart Clerk and was a member of the Roane County Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She loved to garden... Read More
PREMIER SHARP FUNERAL HOME - OLIVER SPRINGS
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 24, 2021.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Drue Hutchison
Drue Hutchison, 84, passed away in Woodland on December 13, 2021. He was born July 25, 1937 in Eureka, UT to parents Loel and Pauline Hutchison.He worked as an electrical foreman for PG&E, retiring after 35 years there. He was involved with the Woodland Elks Lodge and volunteered... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 22, 2021.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert Glenn Ewald
Robert Glenn Ewald passed away on December 13, 2021 with his wife, Eleanor at his side.He was born in Iowa in 1931. He served in the Korean War for two years and was married in 1955 to Eleanor and they relocated from Minnesota to San Francisco, CA to begin his career at United Airlines... Read More
River Cities Funeral Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Larry Edward Moore
Larry Edward Moore, also known as Little Larry and Cowboy Larry, was born February 2, 1954 and passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2021 at his home near Dixon, CA. Larry was born in Dayton, OH and at age 4 the family moved to Davis, CA. Larry wore many hats including working... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Clifford Henry Winther
Clifford Henry Winther, 75, of Woodland passed away October 31, 2021 after a long illness. A Celebration of Life is planned on December 23, 2021 at Celebration Center Church at 100 Woodland Avenue, Woodland, CA at 3 p.m. W00160740-image-1.jpg Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 19, 2021.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dorothy "Dot" Branigan
Dorothy "Dot" Branigan passed away peacefully in her home on December 15, 2021, at the age of 98.Dot was born September 15, 1923 to Walter and Della Wolgamott in Woodland, CA. She attended Woodland High School, and married Donald "Don" Branigan in January 1942.After Don's return from... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 18, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Fred Stone
Fred Stone, 93, passed away in the loving presence of his three children on November 6, 2021 in Woodland, CA.Fred would say he was lucky in life, and he enjoyed it to the fullest. In his last days, he was often heard to say, "It's been a great ride!" Fred loved boating and waterskiing... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 18, 2021.
Friday, December 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Martin Salas Castanon
Martin Salas Castanon died peacefully at his home on December 8, 2021 at the age of 97.He was born into this world on January 13, 1924 to Benito and Camilia Castanon of Colusa, CA. He attended primary and secondary schools in Colusa. He was inducted into the Army of the United States... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 17, 2021.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Artis Jensen
Artis Jensen passed away at the age of 87 years old peacefully on December 11, 2021 at home. Artis was born in Vail, IA on February 11, 1934 to Harry and Ferne Jager. As a child her family moved to Esparto. Artis attended Esparto schools and graduated from Esparto High School in 1951... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Anthony Patton "Tony" Bryson
Tony Bryson, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2021. He was born in Macon County, NC, to the late Edward and Zena (McLean) Bryson. Tony attended Woodland High School and went on to own Bryson's Shell Service and Tony's Chevron in Knights Landing, CA. He was later... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Shirley Wilson
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Shirley L Wilson (née Roberts) on December 5, 2021. Shirley was born on December 19, 1931 in Woodland, CA where she lived her entire life. She attended Laugenour Elementary and graduated from Woodland High School in 1950. Early... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Karen Rae Palmer
Karen Rae Palmer, 72, of Woodland, CA passed away in her home on October 8, 2021, after battling cancer. Born on November 5, 1948, in Zamora, CA to Albert and Louise Stuhlmiller, she was the youngest of their three daughters. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1966. She met... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 14, 2021.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
James "Jim" Epperson
James (Jim) Epperson passed away at home on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Vallejo, CA, graduated from Fortuna High School and then attended Humboldt State University. He served in the California National Guard as a reservist... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 11, 2021.
Friday, December 10, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Otilia Estrada "Tillie" Ramirez
Tillie was born on February 7, 1935 to Norberto and Teresa Estrada. She attended Woodland public schools. In 1956, she married Michael Ramirez. They were married 58 years. Michael passed away in 2014. They had no children, but enjoyed many nieces and nephews.Tillie worked for Arden's... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 10, 2021.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
James Daniel Sullivan
James Daniel Sullivan, 85, passed away December 3, 2021 in Woodland, CA.Jim Sullivan was born on July 29,1936 in Iowa to Joseph and Louise Sullivan. After High School, Jim began his career working for the State of California in the Food and Ag Department, working his way up to Senior... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
George Edward Baham
George Edward Baham was born September 17, 1941 in Arbuckle, CA, to George Blevins and Clara May (Crowder) Baham of Woodland, CA. George passed away peacefully with family at his side on November 30, 2021 at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital, Woodland, after a long battle with Parkinson's... Read More
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Randy Cameron Sanford
Randy Cameron Sanford passed away on October 15, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Randy was born July 8, 1953 in Yuba City, CA. He was the son of William and June Sanford and resided in Woodland from the age of six. He graduated from WHS in 1972 and went on to work for Bill's... Read More
Woodland Funeral Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 7, 2021.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Laurens Vogelesang (Larry)
After 76 days of being in the hospital with his wife by his side, the Lord called Larry to be with him.Larry was born in Indonesia. He and his family moved to Holland and immigrated to the United States in 1957 on the boat "The Big Bear."He graduated from La Puente High School in... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 4, 2021.
Friday, December 3, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John A. Gonzales
John A. Gonzales was born October 26, 1937, in Winters, CA. He passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Kaiser Hospital surrounded by family. He was an unreal husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was married to his high school sweetheart Virginia for 61 years. He... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 3, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Raymond Obregon
Raymond Obregon, 56, passed away Sunday November 21, 2021 of pancreatic cancer.Raymond was born December 19, 1964 in Ukiah, CA. He is survived by his mother, Marina Obregon; brothers, Alex, Gino and Fernando; sisters, Nora Galicia, Tali Solis, America Obregon and Magali Obregon; five... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 3, 2021.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Joe Gnoss
Heaven gained a new farmer when Joe Gnoss passed away on November 13. He was 88 years old. Joe was born April 9, 1933 in Esparto to Joseph and Rosa Gnoss. He grew up on a dairy farm and attended Esparto schools.Joe was drafted into the United States Army and went to the Korean War... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 2, 2021.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Gerald Tafoya-Perry (Jerry)
Gerald (Jerry) Tafoya-Perry passed away peacefully at his home in Sacramento, CA on November 27, 2021 after a courageous four year battle with colorectal cancer. Jerry was born on May 24, 1962 in Woodland and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. Jerry graduated from Saint... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Dec. 1, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Roy Merwin Holmes
Roy Merwin Holmes passed away on October 31, 2021. He was born on November 28, 1925. His parents were Lester J. Holmes and Sarah Elizabeth (Merwin) Holmes of Clarksburg, CA. He grew up on his family farm in the Delta with his three siblings, Joseph, Doris, and Leonard. He attended... Read More
Neptune Society of Northern California - Sacramento
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 26, 2021.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rosie Lee Bachman
Rosie passed peacefully at her home in Woodland. She was surrounded by loving family members. She worked at Central Bank/Bank of the West and US Bank for 15 years. She was an incredible, beautiful, and loving woman, with a beautiful smile that lights up the room.She is preceded in... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Romelia "Ruby" Castillo
Our beloved Romelia "Ruby" Castillo passed away from dementia and kidney failure. Due to Covid we could not have a proper burial and service. Although there are still some Covid restrictions, we will now be able to lay her cremains to rest.There will be a public graveside service... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 24, 2021.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Willis "Wylie" Coyle
Willis "Wylie" Coyle, 84, of Woodland, CA, passed away August 28, 2021 at Palm Gardens Senior Living, Woodland, CA. He was born to parents Viola and Dwight Coyle in Grand Junction, CO.Wylie served in the United States Armed Forces from 1956 to 1968. In 1957, while stationed in Germany... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 21, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Kate Tibbitts
Mary Kate Tibbitts, known to all as Kate, was born on September 28, 1959 and passed away on September 3, 2021 along with her two dogs Ginny and Molly. She lived in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento.A Rosary will be held on December 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 21, 2021.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kurt J. Wyrsch
Kurt passed away peacefully at home in Woodland on October 26, 2021 from heart failure. He was born in Woodland, CA to Leo and Cora Wyrsch. He went to school in Woodland. Kurt also worked for many years in Sacramento for Western Title Company.He moved to Reno, NV and lived there for... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 20, 2021.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Eunice Mae Green
Eunice Mae Green has taken the hand of our Lord and gone home to heaven. She passed from this world on November 13, 2021 at the age of 93. Eunice was born in Warner, OK on October 22, 1928. She moved to California at a young age with her parents, Fred and Cordelia Harrison. She would... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ronald James McCray
Ronald James McCray, 61, passed away suddenly in November 8, 2021, at Rancho Cordova California. Born in Woodland, he was a lifelong resident of California. He was predeceased by his brother, David McCray and parents,Warren F. McCray and Veloy H. McCray. He is survived by his widow... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Terry Duran Murrieta
Terry Murrieta, 77, of Woodland, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2021 in her home with family surrounding her.Terry was born on August 18, 1944 in Oxnard, CA to Guillermo and Gloria Duran. She married Joaquin Murrieta from Santa Paula, CA on August 9, 1963.Terry is survived... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 17, 2021.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John Neiss
John was born in New Brunswick, N.J. He graduated high school in Metuchen, N.J. He continued on to Delaware Valley University then pursued a life long career in Pharmaceutical Bio Tech. John worked 20 years for Merck & Co. in PA before moving to CA. He then worked for Chiron Corp... Read More
Woodland Funeral Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 14, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Luella M. Schaeffer
Luella Schaeffer passed away peacefully at age 99, at Aldersons Convalescent Hospital on November 8, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H Schaeffer. She is survived by daughters, Sally Glendon and Barbara Brant; son-in-law, William Brant; many grandchildren and... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Alf Thomas "Tom" Syftestad
Alf Thomas Syftestad, age 94, transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on Nov 2, 2021. He passed peacefully in Eureka, CA, surrounded by his loving family. Tom leaves behind his daughters, Patti Smith of Eureka, Jane Syftestad of Altadena, CA, and son, Glenn Syftestad... Read More
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 12, 2021.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jose Frankie" "Lil" Francisco Lopez Jr.
Jose Francisco Lopez, Jr. (Lil' Frankie), 37, was born on May 1, 1984 at Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, CA. He passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2021. He graduated from Woodland Senior High and continued to pursue his educational goals at Yuba College and American River... Read More
McNary's Chapel
Published in Daily Democrat on Nov. 9, 2021.
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