Encina High School Alumni
In memory of those classmates who are reported to be no longer with us.
If you would like to honor anyone else please contact the webmaster.
If you would like to say something in remembrance of a classmate send
the webmaster your contribution and I'll
add it to this page. Fond memories are welcome.
If you know anything about the circumstances and date of passing please let me know as
have written wanting to know more about their friends. I'm sorry about the scarcity and lack of precision
but I've included what little information I've been provided with.
[ In memoriam ]
|David Amorena||9/4/1993||Illness||We called him 'Zamora' for no particular reason. I think Mr. Gonzales started that. He was a talented musician, though I don't think he had learned to play an instrument. One night, I think it was the Spanish Club just-came-back-from-Mexico party at Celeste Woo's house, David and I sat at her grand piano and composed a little jazz tune. He told me how it should sound, and I played it for him. I still play it sometimes at performances. Does anyone know if he ever got a piano? -- Will Leaver|
|Dale Anderson||7/6/1996||Dear Jolie Barron,
Thank you for sending the reunion announcement. When my husband Dale A. Anderson and I attended 5 years ago and we were the most recently married couple. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! However, I do have some sad news to share with you and your classmates. Dale passed away on July 6, 1996, in Placer Co, just before his 42nd birthday. He had been employed as a facilities maintenance man at Sierra College for 11 yr. The college gave him a wonderful memorial service in his honor in the Deirich Theater, on the college campus and allowed all staff to attend during working hours. While he was there, there wasn't a single employee that he, at one time or another, didn't lend a helping hand to. It was quite a moving service, and we will all miss him.
While he was alive one of his main goals was to get his AA degree. He accomplished this in 1993, with a degree in Management. Dale had many talents. Furniture building was one of many, as he thoroughly loved to work with wood. He built a walnut roll top desk with wood that he cut and then milled fom an old orchard. lt truly is a work of art. He loved to hunt and fish and be outdoors, as it seemed to give him the air and space he needed to unwind.
I just wanted to take a moment to share this with you, because I have certainly learned that life is the most valuable gift we have on earth.
I wish you much success the reunion project, I have planned many an event myself and understand the complications that arise.
Sincerely, Pat Anderson
Sacramento Bee, July 17, 1996
Teresa Armstrong Barlow
|Oliver "Ollie" Bell||6/5/85 in Sacramento||Accidental||Siblings Kenneth, Barbara, Robert and Brian Bell.|
|Paula Marie Bell||10/4/55 to
|Accidental||Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 1975
Woman, 19 Dies; Youth Faces Murder Count
James David Jeter, 19, of 2929 Edison Ave. is charged by sheriff's officers with murder in connection with the death yesterday of Paula Marie Bell, also 19, of 2181 Fairfield St. Detectives said she may have suffered a fatal injection of cocaine. The coroner's deputies, however, reported the cause of her death is undetermined pending completion of laboratory tests. The sheriff's investigators said she collapsed in Jeter's apartment. She was taken to the Sacramento Medical Center, where she died a short time later.
Paula passed away tragically only a couple of years after
graduation. Although it's been almost 23 years, I think of her often. Some of my fondest
memories are the times spent with Paula and Nancy Patton. The Three Musketeers! She'll be
in my heart forever.
Jan Bergen Snyder
|Teresa Blodger Wallin||1-23-1978||Homicide||Murdered by Richard Trenton Chase, the Vampire Killer|
Debbie Burruss Williams
|3/24/09||Cancer||WILLIAMS, Debbie (Burrus)
Born on April 20, 1955, passed away on March 24, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother Gayle Lane, daughters Jennifer Rowan and Sarah Ralston (Jacob), brothers Michael (Sandra) and Jeffrey Burruss (Nancy) and Larry Lane (Elizabeth), sisters Mary Wood and Helen Hosley, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandson. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Published in the The Sacramento Bee on 4/4/2009
|Joseph "Joe" Patrick Busby||12/5/02||Cancer||Born December 15, 1954,
bravely succumbed to cancer on December 5, 2002.
He is survived by his loving mother, Joann Busby;
his father, Robert Busby; his sisters, Cathleen
Crader and Laura Vosti; brother-in-law, Roger
Vosti. He is also survived by his nieces, and
nephews, Kristina Stedham, Lacy Vosti, Jennifer
Zeiher, Heather Crader, Danny Bechtel and Lucas
Zeiher. He was preceded by his grandparents,
Dorothy and Taylor Roberts; and brother, Bruce Busby. During his illness, he was visited faithfully and supported by lifetime friends Christopher, Tracey, Wes, Mark and Pat. He also received attention and assistance from Chuck and loving, patient care from Denise. Joe was an avid 49er fan and camping enthusiast. He was known for his great stories about his various adventures. His creative jewelry and neon displays are also well known. In respect of his wishes, no funeral services will be held. A private memorial gathering will be hosted
in the Spring for his family and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Valley Ridge Hospice Foundation or American Cancer Society. Sacramento Bee
Joe was the kind of guy who never had a negative thing to say about anyone else and as long I knew him(since childhood) he never had an argument or falling out with anyone.
We grew up together ..camped, fished and traveled to far away places. If you knew Joe, you know he was a great cook and was known for his ribs.He liked to Bar-b-Que. Also "home fries" in camp that you could smell up and down the canyon. He liked football and was a strong 49ers fan. He loved the Beatles especially John Lennon. He was also an excellant Chess player.There was one thing however, that he did not like...flying. He did o.k.on big aircraft...and visited me overseas once. But, he did not like the smaller planes..One funny story comes to mind.... We were flying to Costa Rica a few years back and there was a high mountain just out of the Capitol city that you had to fly over. As you head for it there are strong thermals that sometimes throws the plane around a bit. As we approached the mountain the plane dropped sharply and cabin alarms went off and a computer voice blarred "PULL UP! PULL UP!". I looked at Joe and his face was a couple of shades
lighter by this time. He grabbed me by the neck and said,"I can't believe I let you talk me into this"! Both pilots were laughing because this happens with nearly each trip. Anyway, we laughed about it many times later. Joe was also a story teller and very good with his hands doing so. All who knew him know we have lost one of the best of the best. I, as so many others will miss him profoundly. He was my best friend.....There was no funeral service but we are planning a celebration of his life in the spring. Most respectfully, Patrick Dunn
April 17, 1955 - August 28, 2011
Dennis Byassee passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was raised in Sacramento and was the only child of Alice and Bill Byassee. After earning his BA in Accounting and Finance from Sac State, he moved to the bay area, settling in Livermore 23 years ago. Dennis spent 20 years in the Savings and Loan industry before retiring at age 41 to raise his daughters. He spent countless hours volunteering at the schools and in the community. He found much enjoyment working with kids and coached softball and soccer. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother Alice and father Bill. He was a cherished friend and husband to wife Paula, devoted father to daughters Makayla and Austyn. A celebration of life will be held Sept. 18th at noon for family and friends; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dennis Byassee Memorial Scholarship c/o West Coast Soccer League, 3200 Larch Rd Tracy, CA 95304, Tax ID # 27-5216927. These donations will benefit a child who is unable to play competitive soccer due to financial restraints. Published in Sacramento Bee from September 7 to September 8, 2011
|Kevin Conlan||9/4/93 in LA county||I remember when he transfered in at Jonas Salk. Jr.
High was a rough period for me. The teasing and bullying I'd
at Sierra Oaks got worse. I wanted to be liked and fit in. I wanted to
be classically pretty when I just wasn't born that way. I had to 'find'
myself in this life and it would take years. But, I've also learned to
laugh at myself. I remember Kevin as if it were yesterday. He was SO cute to this 8th grade girl. I made the mistake of leaving him a
Valentine that year, with my name on it (kick me, I was stupid) and he showed it off to everyone and I was a laughingstock, yet again. So sad to see that he, too, died so young. Pax et bonum, Kevin.
|Robert Alva Cooper||12/20/02
In Mesa, AZ, December 20, 2002 at age 47, after a courageous battle with Melanoma. Survived by his beloved wife, Sarah, daughter Monica of Phoenix, AZ, parents Alva & Barbara Cooper of Sacramento and sister Jill Coulter (Pepper) of Tampa, FL. A graduate of Encina H.S., Cal-Poly University and John F. Kennedy University in Oakland with a Master's Degree in business administration. A memorial mass was conducted on Monday, December 23rd at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ. Remembrances may be made in Robert's name to Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95815.
|Carolyn Dankman Fassler||11/27/13 in Sacramento||Cancer||
I am sad to announce the passing of our friend and fellow classmate, Carolyn (Dankman) Fassler, on November 27. She was a wonderful friend to many of us. She was a great friend to have during our school years as there was never a dull moment with her. She handled her terminal diagnosis with bravery and dignity and she managed to live to see her 58th birthday and her 40th wedding anniversary to her loving husband, Al. Another of her goals was to attend her 40th High School reunion which she did and had a great time. I'm so proud to have called her my friend. She will be greatly missed. Shirley (Myers) Carpenter
FASSLER, Carolyn R.
|10/2009 in Sacramento||Diabetes||Lucia Churches wrote:
Once again, one of our dear classmates has left us too soon. George Deaser, class of 1973, passed away this week. There will be a service for him Wednesday, November 4th, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church, located at 4123 Robertson Ave. Sacramento 916-452-6866. George was a kind and gentle soul, with a passion for fun and his friends. I have several pictures of him with “The Family” in my hallway...a great group of pals who spent every Friday and Saturday night together in the late seventies. George shared a house with David Dellinger (1972) and Rudy DiMassa (1974) on El Prado Way. It was THE clubhouse, for sure, or maybe the animal house! Good times. Happy memories. Good bye, my friend.
Born on October 23, 1955 in Reno, Nevada and passed on October 20, 2009 after a long battle with diabetes. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J. Deaser, Jr. and Alice M. Deaser. Dear brother of Joy Cockrell (Jerry), Pamela Erickson (Wayne) and Joseph Deaser III (Jackie). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. George was the owner of Deaser Painting and Refinishing in Sacramento and also worked part time as an LVN. George loved photography and the time he spent with his dog Brea. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church, 4123 Robertson Ave., Sacramento, CA.
Published in the The Sacramento Bee on November 1, 2009
Gilman J. Dobson left this earth unexpectedly on May 1, 2012. Gil was a Sacramento Native, born May 14, 1955 and raised in River Park and Sierra Oaks.
|9/6/13 in Sacramento||
|8/10/09 in Sacramento||FENTON, Michael B.
Age 54, of Sacramento, died on August 10. Michael graduated from Encina High School in 1973 and earned numerous degrees in engineering. He was employed by the State of California for 24 years, starting as a custodian at the Capitol and worked his way into a role as telecommunications engineer. His co-workers said he had an uncanny technical ability and will be missed immensely. Mike leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Paula, daughter Patricia, 15, stepdaughter Stephanie and 3 grandchildren. A memorial to celebrate Mike's life will be held on Friday, September 4 from noon - 2:00 p.m. at the River City Commons private park at 1710 River City Way. No flowers or donations please, but friends are asked to bring a small dish for a potluck lunch.
Published in the The Sacramento Bee on August 30, 2009
I attended the memorial for Mike Fenton on Friday, and managed to get up and speak to everyone who gathered there. You might enjoy reading what I had to say, which is below. Please excuse any "..." and "(?)" that you see throughout my speech--they were prompts for me when I wanted to pause or have a questioning intonation.
There were 5 of us Encina Alumni who were able to attend the memorial: Russ Graehl, Bob Cumming, Suzanne Crowder, Margie Hyland, and myself.
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I’m not a good speaker, and, in fact, I really hate it, so please bear with me as I read some of my memories to you… of Mike.
My name is Ellen, and I really had a thing for Mike while at Jonas Salk Junior High School. He reciprocated mostly by ignoring me, but he did actually make me his "slave" on “Slave Day,” which largely amounted to him having me carry…an egg… on a spoon…through the crowded and hectic corridors of a junior high school…all…day. …However, he told a few people about his plan ahead of time, and word eventually got around to me. So…for those of you who might have heard Mike’s side of the story, here’s my story… I hard-boiled an egg the night before “Slave Day,” then swapped eggs, and left his in my locker. Mike also didn’t specify HOW I had to carry the egg on the spoon, …so I carried it by wrapping my hand around the egg, and the bowl of the spoon. You might think this was cheating (?), but I felt it was thinking… “outside of the box.” And it turned out to be a good thing that I had swapped the eggs, because a girl, whom
shall remain nameless at this time, but I haven’t forgotten who she is, intentionally swatted my hard-boiled egg off the spoon and out of my hand late in the day. I think she was jealous of my “relationship” with Mike. Still, I was able to return Mike's egg to him intact at the end of the day, which he told me he was thankful for… because he had to sneak it back into his fridge before his mom discovered it missing. I don’t remember knowing about botulism(?) back then, but I never heard that Mike or his parents got sick from that egg.
I thought the “Slave Day” thing sort of made us an “item,” but then became aware that Mike really had eyes only for a tall, slender 7th grader with blond hair that went way down to there--well, you get the idea. I was heartbroken at the age of 14.
Years later, during our senior year in high school, my path crossed Mike's again, in a “Creative Writing” class. Mike sat in front of me, and his good friend, Steve Daniel, sat across the row from Mike. The 3 of us had a blast in that class, and at one point, Mike asked me to go out to dinner with him. …I panicked--he had left me devastated years before, and I didn’t think I could take the risk of that kind of rejection again. So, I foolishly declined his offer. I've been kicking myself for that ever since. In fact, once, about 7 years ago (?), I suddenly found myself single after a 26-year marriage, and I sent Mike an email, with the hope that perhaps he would be unattached. Although I didn’t say so, I was also hopeful that he might be interested in having that dinner we missed. Indeed, I would’ve offered to pay. I did mention in that email… how he was my one... big... regret—that I didn’t go out with him when I had the chance. He never responded to my email, which saddened my deeply. Of course, I now know he was married and had a family at the time, but I didn't know that then.. So… again… I felt the rejection thing. But I am now thankful… that I let him know I really did care about him.
Paula, Stephanie, Patricia, and to all of Mike’s family and friends, I am so.. terribly sorry for your loss. Mike truly was a special guy… despite the egg thing… or maybe because of it. When I heard about his passing, I cried… for 5 hours straight. I suppose I consider him to be my first love, and, again, despite the egg thing, we eventually managed to become friends. I still have trouble accepting that he is gone from this world.
And to all the parents… and grandparents here today, please warn your children, and grandchildren, to be careful what they do to others, because someday those people… might show up at their memorials… with weird stories to share.
Thank you.. all, for listening to me.
Ellen (Rake) Cutler
|Carolyn Hacken Dean||7/6/83
in French Camp, San Joaquin county
|Auto accident||Siblings Robert Hacken, Richard Hacken, Joan Hacken Carter and Susan Hacken Thornton|
|4/28/07 in Sacramento||KEELING, John A.
Passed away April 28, 2007. John was born on February 15, 1954 and resided in Sacramento his entire life. He graduated from Encina High School and retired from San Juan Unified School District. He leaves behind his loving wife Brenda, and cat Mr. Piper; his mother Gloria Keeling, brother Bill Keeling and sister Karen Keeling-Moore, as well as nephews Keith Mickelson, Will Keeling and niece Kate Monroe. Funeral services will be private. A service celebrating his life will be held at a later time.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 5/3/2007.
|Thomas Lyle Keith||6/2/09|
|11/25/12||Cancer||MARKELL, Richard B.
Born in Sacramento, California, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 after a brief illness complicated by cancer. Preceded in death by his son Richard Markell II and his father Harold Markell. Richard is survived by his mother Patricia Markell, his brothers Robert and David Markell, and his sister Kathy Britton. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 2, 2012.
|Geoffrey "Toad" Masier||1/16/03
Sacramento Bee, Jan. 26, 2003
MASIER, GEOFFREY 'TOAD'
Passed away in Sacramento on January 16, 2003, at the age of 47 years. A lifelong resident of Sacramento. Beloved son of John Masier. Loving father of Dustin Masier. Also survived by his loving mate of 13 years Jennifer Baldock. Preceded in death by his mother Ruth Masier. A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 10:00 AM at East Lawn Andrews and Greilich, 3939 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento. Inurnment will be private.
I am so sad to hear of Geoff's death. We grew up together on Ellington
Circle and he was a dear friend during the early seventies. Karen Yoder
was his first girlfriend. I dated Gary Yoder, so the four of us were
inseparable. Later, Geoff was close friends with David Dellinger and we
all spent a lot of time together in the late seventies and early eighties.
I recently drove through Ellington Circle where he was raised and thought about Geoff; how he was, what he was doing, and the fact that I had lost all contact with him. He and I were inseparable for many years. We became friends at Cottage School which continued through Jonas Salk and later to Encina. We attended church together, (yes, believe it or not) and Boy Scouts. I have great memories of our countless adventures as well as misadventures. I will miss him. Geoff had a love of life, was a talented inventor, possessed and irascible appetite for a great adventure, and had a great sense of humor topped off by an infectious laugh. Another secret of Geoff's was that he was very well read and quite articulate. Thanks Lorna and Lucia for your thoughts and observations.
I wish I could have said goodbye.
I returned a
few minutes ago from Geoff's Celebration of Life service. His family had
pictures of him from when he was a little kid up to a few years ago. His
Father, both brothers and his son as well as Jen were there along with
lots of his friends and relatives.
|Bruce Noel Mayes||1/10/17||illness||Bruce Noel Mayes died January 10th after a brief illness. The first of five children born to Hubert Alvin (“Al”), and Shirley Louise (Gray) Mayes, Bruce lived until age 13 on a series of army bases all over the United States and Europe, his father serving as an army physician. His years in France made a particular impression on him. He started French school, with, at first, no French at all, and was placed several years behind his grade. By the time he returned to the United States, he had mastered French and caught up with his peers. The family settled in Sacramento in 1968, where Bruce graduated from high school in 1973 as the valedictorian in a school of nearly 2000 students. He was a competitive athlete, a fullback on the football team and a miler on the track team. He loved music, and learned to play the piano beautifully, usually his own compositions. He shared a passion for racing pigeons with his father, building a loft and competing in a local racing pigeon club. His driving interest, though, even as early as high school, was learning how the mind works, which he pursued first at UCLA with a degree in neuroscience, then at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and finally at the Duke University Medical Center, where he trained first as a neurologist, and then as a specialist in the care of patients with epilepsy, which became his passion for the rest of his life. His dedication to his patients is illustrated by his response to a serious illness early in his career. At age 35, Bruce was diagnosed with a high-grade lymphoma, given a 40% chance of surviving two years. After six months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation he had lost all of his hair and some of his strength, but he had not missed a single day of his clinic. His professional life was busy and successful. He served as the medical director of epilepsy centers at two major teaching hospitals, the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he created the South West Texas Epilepsy Program, and the Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship hospital of the largest hospital system in North Carolina. He enjoyed teaching, research, and taking care of patients. He authored or coauthored numerous papers and served as the principal or co-investigator on a number of research projects. Bruce lived his life with great passion and intensity. He loved and was loved by many people, and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and patients. He is survived by his wife Kay, stepson Carl Breeze, stepdaughter Serena Evans, sister Susie Haskell, and brothers Daniel and Roger.|
|Claire Mower||9/17/97||Illness||I met Claire Mower in May 1984 at the Shire Pub (I think
that's the name of the bar) when I was 23 years
old and stationed at Mather AFB. Claire was my
very first girlfriend. I was a shy, naive young guy from a small
town in Massachusetts. Claire was the smartest woman I ever met.
She knew about politics, movies, books,art,
people, life in general. I learned so much from
her. She had a opininion about just about
everything, I could never win a debate with her, it was beautiful, she
was beautiful, so artistic and as I reflect on her now I realize how
much of a wonderful free spirit she was. She really helped me to relax since I was such an uptight New Englander at the time who didn't know anything about women. I tried my best to cheer her up whenever she was sad. But we had so much fun: partying, hanging out, watching movies on her BETA (remember those?), we went to a Rod Stewart concert and saw a classic film together--The Gods Must Be Crazy. I remember she was going to court reporting school and I remember when she first got the job for the state legislature. She introduced me to some of her friends: Cathy, Gary, Woody and she had two cats, I can't remember their names. I think I broke her heart when I got out of the military and moved back to Massachusetts, probably a mistake on my part, even though we kept in contact with cards, letters and phone calls and I visited her one time and we went to Disney Land. She would send me photos of her at different zoos she'd visit. I remember she sent flowers to my job on one of my
birthdays (no woman's ever done that for me). Anyway, I remember when she first told me she had cancer, I was shocked, she was so young and full of life. She knew she'd beat her illness. Then her Mom left a brief message on my parent's answering machine that Claire had passed. I'd had a feeling that Claire had gone because months had gone by and I hadn't heard from her, she hadn't answered any of my letters. Anyway, I still think about Claire daily and wonder if she's looking down. Sydney Webbe
I met Claire when I was in the 8th grade and from the first day she'd only call me "buckwheat", but she'd never tell me why. In 1969 she introduced me to Cindi Connell and though Claire and I lost touch, Cindi has remained my best friend, and I thank Claire for helping us meet. Claire also got me my first job, working in a elderly-care home. I couldn't handle the job and quit after 2 weeks. But Claire enjoyed working there and with her free spirit took loving care of the aged, the sick and the infirm. She treated them all with love, respect and kindness. Many times I've wished I had her strength. She left us much too soon.
-- Mark Garcia
I went to your memorial service, dear friend. We'd lost touch over the years; but your passing brought back my own mortality. Your brother Garth, may he rest in peace just having passed himself, kindly spoke with me as your parents were devastated. Claire, Thank you for your friendship and being a part of my life...Claire befriended me in 5th Grade at Sierra Oaks when my family moved mid-year from Seattle to Sacramento. She was one of the few who did. For many of my classmates, I was just a target for teasing and bullying. Me, I was just terribly lonesome, having moved so far from home, and a nervous wreck. But, Claire, somewhat of a loner herself, became my friend. I'll never forget her. When I went off to St. Francis for high school I lost touch of many classmates. Danalee Lavelle
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 19, 1997
|Robert "Bob" M. Nannini||8/2/14||natural causes||
NANNINI, Robert "Bob M.
A memorial service for Staff Services Manager III Bob Nannini has been planned, he passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2014, of natural causes at his home. He is survived by his father and mother, Rico and Patricia Nannini; daughter Jaymie; son Greg; grandchildren Ethan and Carter; sisters Janet Nannini and Karen Babcock; brother Gary; and countless friends.
|Hollie Satter Bolen||3/4/15||complicatons from cancer||
I'm writing in regard to the passing of my sister, Hollie (Satter) Bolen, class of '73. Hollie passed away on March 4th, 2015 due to complications from advanced-stage cancer.
BOLEN, Hollie Harriette (Satter)
Loretta Pine Schroeder
PINE, LORETTA A. In this city March 13, 2001 loving
mother of Charity L. Horn & Joseph Schroeder. Beloved sister of Jo Lynn
Pine & the late John R. Pine. Beloved daughter of Joseph C. Pine & the
late Mary K. Pine. Loving grandmother of Abigayle Horn. A native of
Sacramento age 45. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Monday,
March 19, 2001 at 2:00PM at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger, 5401 Folsom
Blvd. Interment East Lawn
|4/11/12||heart||Mark Benjamin Rasmusson, 56, passed away unexpectedly on April 11. Mark was born April 14, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif., to Marlin Benjamin Rasmusson and Vera Verasoff. Mark resided in Los Lunas, where he proudly held a position for Med Flight Air Ambulance as a transport pilot. Mark is survived by his loving wife Kelli Jane Ness-Rasmusson; and two beautiful sons, Mark Jr. and Blair. Mark was a loving husband and caring father whom we will all miss ever so dearly. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at their residence in Los Lunas. Published in the Valencia County News-Bulletin, Belen, New Mexico, April 18, 2012.|
|Linda Corinne Russel||3/12/02
|LINDA CORINNE RUSSEL
Born 11-24-55 - Cheyenne, WY
Died 3-12-02 - Sacramento, CA
Linda joined her sister Cynthia in Heaven while leaving her family, Anthony and Corinne Russel, Janet Russel Mason, Michael and Ellyn Mason, with wonderful memories of love and friendship. Linda especially enjoyed children and was known as "Aunt Linda" to many. She enjoyed a rich variety of musical and artistic tlents, a dry sense of humor, and using all 7 Scrabble tiles. Her credentials as a true and ready friend are innumerable. Linda was a graduate of Encina HS; California State University, Sacramento; and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 2 PM at Fremont Presbyterian Church, Carlson Drive at H Street. Remembrances can be made to American Heart Association, 2007 O Street, Sacramento, or Younglife, 3053 Freeport Blvd, Ste. 166, Sacramento.
|Wallace "Wally" Sheppard||2/3/91
|Steven Smith||c 1971
|Eric Thompson||1/31/76 in Sacramento|
Kim Tiller Brown
|6/23/08 in Sacramento||Cancer||TILLER-BROWN, Kim
Nov. 12, 1955-June 23, 2008. Passed away after a brief but hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Survived by her loving husband Jeff, brother Shane (Mary), sisters Linda (David), Marybeth (Steve), Tami (Matt) and Lisa (Jeff); in-laws Rex and Helen; brothers-in-law Randy and Jason; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 12, at 11 AM at Warehouse Christian Ministries, 9933 Business Park Drive, Sacramento. Immediately followed by a "Kimmy Style" celebration at the Elkhorn Station Roadside Bar and Grill, 18398 Old River Road, West Sacramento. Kimmy and her kind heart, quick wit, and sassy sense of humor will be forever loved and missed by all who crossed her path. Published in the Sacramento Bee, June 29, 2008.
|deceased 8/22/87 in Placer County||Suicide|
|Lynne Vasquez||1988 to
|Illness||Sacramento Bee, Sept. 2, 1989
Lynne Vasquez, a longtime Sacramento resident who had been in poor health the past five years, died Tuesday at Sutter Memorial Hospital. She was 34. A native of France, she spent most of her life in Sacramento and in recent years lived with her parents, Richard and Rosemarie Vasquez of Sacramento.
A 1973 graduate of Encina High School, Miss Vasquez participated in school drama and musical productions both in high school and at the University of California, Davis, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. She moved to San Francisco after college where she was office manager for a retail clothing store and active in Republican Party activities.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Laura Jeanne Lavalle of Sacramento and a brother, Richard J. Vasquez of Ohio.
I remember Lynne as being a great person and having a wonderful singing
voice. She was in choir with me and of course, she was also in the Madrigal group. It sad
to hear that she's gone. -- Patty Michael
|Glenn Vranas||2/1/95 in Mountain View||Accident||Brother Venny Vranus Jr.
It's sad to hear that Glenn is gone. He always had a great sense of humor and I think that's something that we all need to keep going in this world. -- Patty Michael
|David Wagaman||11/12/99||DAVID PARKER WAGAMAN
Unexpectedly departed November 12, 1999. Born to Mary and John Wagaman, February 23, 1954 in Sacramento. The significant part of his life began in the early sixties when he was introduced to the Carmichael Fire Department by then Chief Dan Donovan. During the following years he became an ardent admirer of the men and women providing fire protection in the greater Sacramento area. A fire buff extraordinaire, he became somewhat of an expert in fire fighting procedures and equipment. He was also a devoted volunteer and trusted friend to the developmentally disabled population. Remarkable in his kindness and selflessness, he will be sorely missed by his family and friends and the many who's lives he touched. Remembrances may be made to the Sacramento Association for the Retarded, 2100 21 Street, Sacramento, CA
Love affair with fire engines lasted a
Sharon Jeannette Walter Hargrove
|5/25/12 in Orangevale||Hargrove, Sharon Jeannette (Walter)
Born July 31, 1955, peacefully passed with the angels and God above on May 25, 2012, She will be forever missed and never forgotten. Celebration of Life will be held on June 2, 2012 at 11am at Orangevale Church of Christ, 5915 Main Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662. (916) 988-2911. All friends and family are welcome to come. Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 1, 2012
Thomas Bruce Yocum
|9/6/09 in Sacramento||
YOCUM, Thomas Bruce
Tom passed away peacefully in Sacramento, Calif. Tom was the beloved son of John and Elsie Yocum and a wonderful brother, uncle, lover, partner, and friend to many people. Tom celebrated life and baseball. A celebration for Tom will be on Saturday, September 12, at 12:00 p.m. Call (916) 488-9929 for more info.
Jonas Salk, Rio Americano
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