David Austin Brunson passed away March 3, 五福彩票App下载 at his 五福彩票App下载 in Winters, California. David was a plumbing contractor in the Napa area for many years. He had a passion for horses and served in the Napa County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and inspired many of his grandchildren to serve in law enforcement and the military.
David is survived by his wife, Helen Louise Brunson; children, Randy Brunson Sr. (Lynette), Angela Hofstrand (Jeff), Tammy Ethington (Paul); Christina Brunson; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
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Dorothy Jacqueline Wallace (McCullough Grandmaison) of Napa, age 91, died on February 26, 五福彩票App下载. Dorothy was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where she attended Central High School. She met her husband, Kenneth Wallace, in Minneapolis while working for the airlines. They subsequently lived in Boston, Minnetonka and San Diego where she worked as an administrative assistant for the Poway Unified School District.
Dorothy was a lover of nature, music, driving, sewing and collecting recipes. She liked people watching and had a deep passion for equality. In her later years, she continued to enjoy the simple pleasures in life: talking with friends, doing her crossword puzzle, reading, watching British TV shows, feeding the hummingbirds, and spending time with family.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and eldest son Kerry. She is survived by her son Kelly (Britta), daughter Kendra (Will), six grandchildren, and her cousin Dorothy Bruce of Scotland. She was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly.
Jimmy “Jim” Oland Roberts, 77, of Zavalla passed away March 4, 五福彩票App下载 at 五福彩票App下载 in the arms of his loving wife.
Born February 21, 1943 in Kaw City, Oklahoma to the late Oland and Pearl Weaver Roberts, he lived in Zavalla for many years. Jim was a building contractor who lived life to the fullest loving fast cars, fast horses and fast boats. He owned the Out Of Control Ranch in Zavalla, Texas.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Roberts; children, Tamra Lhota and husband, Joe of Brooklyn, NY, Julane Canaday and husband, Dave of Lake Alfred, FL, James Roberts and wife, Michelle of Avinger, Tx, Melanie Perry of Huntington, Tx, Angela Williams of Nampa, Idaho and Molly Nilsson of Huntington, Tx; sister, Sue Kopacz of Zavalla, Tx; and many grandchildren.
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On March 4, 五福彩票App下载, Herbert Salinger packed his bags for his final big trip. Born May 26, 1926 in San Francisco, Herb’s father died from a car accident when he was 12 years old, leaving his mother and three brothers in the peak of the depression. Graduating from Lowell High School at age 16, he was too young to enlist so to help the war effort, he signed up as a Merchant Seaman in the Merchant Marines.
He spent the next two years on a Liberty Ship, supplying the troops and war efforts in the South Pacific. When the war ended he enrolled into UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), majoring in Forestry. He went onto the University of Idaho, obtaining a degree in Wild Life Management, in the meantime, marrying his sweetheart, Marjorie Smith, whom he had met in class at Cal. After obtaining his masters, he was hoping to get on with California Fish and Game. Having blown the whistle on a big wig with the Fish and Game for poaching a great horned owl, he found himself blackballed from employment (sound familiar!).
A quick pivot and Herb and Marge headed to Chico where he obtained a teaching credential. His first teaching job was at Napa High School in 1952, teaching science. He quickly rose through the educational ranks as Dean of Students and later principal at Ridgeview Jr. H.S. in Napa.
During this time Anna was born in 1952, followed by Jon in 1954 and Tary in 1957. A leave of absence in 1962 to work in Washington DC as the Director of President Kennedy’s Committee on Youth Employment, under Aurther Goldberg, was followed up with a promotion to Assistant and then Deputy Superintendent of the Napa Valley Unified School District. In 1966, he was named Superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District in southern California.
The draw of the Napa Valley was too strong and he brought the family back to the Valley in 1969, building a house in St. Helena and commuting to UC Berkeley, where he headed up the Career Planning and Placement Center and taught doctoral courses in Education. In 1977 he was named Director of CSBA (California School Boards Association) and in 1985 he became the Director of AASPA (American Association of School Personnel Administrators), both in Sacramento. In 1982, her and Marge divorced but remained friends until her death in 2004.
He had his own executive search firm, helping school districts hire high end administrators and eased into retirement supervising educational candidates working on their administrative credentials. He did this for both Sacramento State and then Sonoma State after he moved to Calistoga in the mid 1990’s. Herb retired to Calistoga in the mid 1990’s, quickly diving into his passion of supporting children before they enter kindergarten. He coined the phrase “negative one”, emphasizing that we begin supporting our children at conception. Herb was on the board of Hearts and Hands Pre School, the Napa County Board of First Five, and an active member of the Calistoga Rotary and Soroptomists clubs.
In 1999, he approached Diana Patrick in the Calistoga Roastery, asking to borrow her Sunday Chronicle. Never one to miss an opportunity, she told him he’ d have to come over to her place to pick it up after she had read it. This sparked a 21 year romance full of travel, fun, food and friends and actively supporting the Calistoga Community. The Trinity Alps area was an annual trip for Herb and the family, with Herb first going there as a young boy. To know Herb is to know he also loved to write free verse poetry. He wrote thousands over the years, usually on the back of a bar napkin, a plane boarding pass or any scrap of paper he could find when moved by the moment to write. Here is one that seems so fitting:
Unless you are a salmon
swimming upstream to spawn
It is better to float down the
stream in a kayak
Trailing your fingers in the water
Herb spent his final two years under the loving care of Irais Lopez and the staff at the Cedars in Calistoga. Collabria Hospice was a perfect complement his final days.
Herb is survived by his three children Anna (partner, Bob), Jon (MaryAnn), Tary (Janie), his brother, George of San Carlos and stepsons, Tom and Andy from a second marriage. He was predeceased by his brothers Pierre and Rudin and son-in-law, Bill. He’s survived by his loving grandchildren, Abbee (Joe), Emily (Noah), Justin (Danielle), Mollie (Greg), Patton (Malinka), Erik (Deva), Chris, Jenn, Jennifer and Josh (Gina); his partner in crime and companion of 21 years, Diana, as well as numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
A celebration of Herb’s life has been put off until the Coronavirus has run its course. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Herb to the Hearts and Hands Pre School, 1504 Myrtle Street, Calistoga, CA 94515.
Bob Lawrence, born on July 13 1960, in Anchorage AK., passed away suddenly on 2/1/20 at Queen of the Valley Hospital.
Bob grew up in Brisbane, Ca., and still maintains friendships from those days.
For the past 20+ years Bob has lived and worked in Napa Ca. He will be missed by many good friends at Holmes Van & Storage.
Bob leaves a daughter, the light of his life, Cassi Fitzpatrick, 23, a half brother Tony Lawrence of Anchorage AK., a half sister Laura Lawrence of South Carolina, a step brother Mark Byram of Redding Ca., his sweet mother Martha Lawrence, 83 of Napa, Ca., and all the lives Bobby touched over the last 59 years.
We are holding a Celebration of Life at Fuller Park, 4/4/20 @ 12 o’clock, noon. In loving memory of Bob to bring those together, reminiscing childhood memories, whooping all in the courts when it came to basketball, and awing us when it came to his natural talent for all arts and music, wood work and his guitars in particular. We welcome and look forward to all family and friends.
Till we meet again sweet angel, I Love You Daddy. Peace, Love, Harmony.
Samuel “Bob” Magee passed on Feb 22, 五福彩票App下载 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA after a 2 year battle with cancer. Born in Calistoga, CA on 8/18/1943 and spent most of his life in St Helena, CA. Bob retired from a long career at Sunshine Foods to Sacramento, CA in 2010.
Bob graduated from St Helena High School in 1961 before marrying Claire Edington on 8/16/1964.
He is survived by wife Claire, son Tracy, Daughter Leslie, sister Charlene and 6 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Bob is being held at Creekside Community Church at 1050 Hagen Road in Napa, CA on March 13, 五福彩票App下载 at 1 pm. All friends are invited to attend.
Arthur “Art” Raymond Van Damme, Jr., 67, a long-time resident of Napa, California passed away peacefully Monday, March 2nd. He was surrounded by his wife and close friends following a brief illness.
Art was born July 15, 1952, in Maywood, Illinois, the son of the late Arthur Raymond and Dorothy Josephine (Van Goethem) Van Damme. He graduated from Granada Hills High School in California. Shortly after graduation, Art became a resident of Vine Village Ranch in Napa where he met his wife, Twila Van Damme.
Art worked at Vine Village Ranch for more than forty years with the landscaping and building maintenance teams. Throughout the years he helped take care of the vineyards, fruit trees, garden and many different animals. He also has lots of mowing under his belt. Art took pride in his work and loved being outdoors.
Art loved to tell the story about how he and Twila met. When he first saw Twila, he told his family she would one day become his wife. They had a big wedding and lived independently for many years. They were both very involved in the Vine Village Day Program and several years ago moved back to Vine Village as the first-ever married couple.
Arthur was a kind and gentle man. He was extremely funny and when you least expected, he would quietly make a joke bringing laughter and happiness. His number one priority was taking care of his “sweetie” and making sure Twila was happy. Art and Twila were very involved in the Napa Special Olympics. Arthur was a coach for every sport you can imagine and Twila participated in many sports; often being coached by Art.
Art was also known for his passion for all things related to fire service. Art was a frequent visitor to nearby fire stations and he relished the time he could spend just hanging out, listening to calls, and being in the environment of Napa’s fire service. He had the opportunity to visit many fire and training stations from Chicago to Long Beach with family and friends. A highlight was visiting a simulated burning building, using the fire hose, driving the truck and wearing all the heavy gear.
Art is survived by his “sweetie” of 43 years, Twila Frances Cheyne Van Damme, also a resident of Vine Village Ranch; his two sisters Nancy Stompor and her husband Joseph, of Chicago, Illinois, Sandra Mummert and her husband Michael, of Glendale, Arizona and sister-in-law Janell Clemons of Lodi, CA. Art also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by friends and staff at Vine Village, who he considered family, and many close friends.
A service to celebrate Art’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 五福彩票App下载 at Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, 2383 Napa-Vallejo Highway. Graveside services will follow on the grounds of Napa Valley Memorial Park. The family will also be welcoming friends & family who wish to pay their respects on Thursday, March 12 between 2 and 4 p.m, also at the funeral 五福彩票App下载.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Arthur’s memory to Vine Village, 4509 Old Sonoma Road, Napa, California 94559.
Barbara Ann (Weeks) Lilley was born on April 26, 1948 in San Jose, CA. She passed after a short bout with cancer on February 9, 五福彩票App下载. She was a graduate of Willow Glen High School. She married the love of her life, Joseph, on August 29, 1970. She and Joe raised two wonderful daughters, Sarah and Anna, while living in St. Helena, CA. She was a stay at 五福彩票App下载 Mom for the most part but did work part time at Calistoga Pre-School and St. Helena Co-Op Pre-School. For many years she provided care, love, play opportunities and learning to many children in Napa County. She went back to college and attended U.C. Davis and obtained her Masters in Social Work at Sacramento State University. Barbara embraced working in the medical field as a clinical Social Worker. She started working at Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa then moved to St. Helena Hospital. She and her family moved to Medford, Oregon where they purchased and ran a B&B called “Under the Greenwood Tree”. Joe ran the B&B while Barbara worked for Asante, splitting her time between Rogue Valley Medical Center and Three Rivers Hospital. After four years she missed living in California and returned to work for Queen of the Valley Hospital and ending with Heartland Hospice.
Barbara and Joe enjoyed travel and went to Mexico, Canada and to Europe. Sundays were special as she loved to take drives to the coast and visit antique shops when she could. She went on several Mission trips with her Church to places like Tijuana and El Salvador. She was an Elder and a Deacon at St. Helena First Presbyterian and St. Andrew Presbyterian in Sonoma. While in Oregon she attended the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church and was a member of the choir. Barbara leaves behind her husband and best friend Joseph, her daughters Sarah Zare (Vahid) and Anna Lilley, and her two grandsons Andre and Kaveh. Barbara will miss her sister Jeanette Parsons (Ralph) and her brother Steve Weeks (Lorrie). She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and cousins along with many friends and colleagues. We know that she cherished and loved them all.
Instead of flowers please make a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital for cancer research. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Saturday March 14, 五福彩票App下载 at 2:00 pm. St. Andrew is located at 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476.
Donald (Barney) was born and raised in St. Helena where he attended local schools. His father’s job took him to Fresno, CA where he married Renee Osgood and had 3 daughters. He worked for Valley Foundry & Machine works for over 35 years. He loved to hunt, fish and go to Reno, NV. Later in life he returned to Yountville to help his aging mother, Marie. By chance he met up with his first love, Betty Jo March. They rekindled their friendship and love until his death.
He is preceded in death by his mother & father, Marie & Fred Shurtz and two spouses. He is survived by his love, Betty Jo March and daughters, Rosemarie Shurtz, Dona Shurtz & Therese Webster. He had 5 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.
Gravesite services, March 13th, 五福彩票App下载 at 11 am. Holy Cross Cemetery, St Helena, CA.
Teresita de Jesus Butterfield was born in Tarlac, Philippines on Jan. 27, 1933. At age 87 years old, our good & loving God had taken her into rest on Feb. 29, 五福彩票App下载. Her parents are Eliodoro De Jesus and Franciscan Navaro. At a very young school age, Tessie became orphaned & further adopted by the De Jesus relatives in Tarlac until she got married. Her schooling was in Holy Ghost College in Tarlac. Her friends are very devoted & very religious just like Tessie. Her best friend and classmate based in Paranaque, Philippines, Sister Lourdes Lumibao, a nun of Daughters of Charity, was in constant communication with her.
Her life was always evolved around giving & serving the Lord through different religious organizations. Mother Butler’s Guild in Philippines & Altar Guild at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Napa were few of her organizations. Her expertise was arranging flowers at the altar.
Tessie never missed a day praying the Holy Rosary multiple times a day including Novenas to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, etc. She always held a Holy Rosary in her hand. Such a very devoted Catholic. Either her candles in her altar or light in the Blessed Mother Mary were continuously illuminated. Around the clock in watching the Catholic TV station, EWTN.
Survived by children & in-laws: Laura & Joseph Taylor with grandchildren Laurice & George,
Donnie de Guzman with grandchildren Denise Joy, Dane & Dustin, Raffy & Joyce Teehankee with grandchildren Alvin, Alex & Lance, Stella & Eming Guinto with children Sophie & Glen.
Mom enjoyed going to Church & frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament. It was the love of her life. Her close friends are primarily her religious organizations & religious clergies like Fr. Sarmiento (Philippines), Fr. Thomas Kyallo (presently assigned at St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah), & Fr. Gary Sumpter (St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church). Her pride & joy was when Tessie sponsored Fr. Thomas Vellappallil into priesthood. He’s now the Mission Director of the La Salette based in Missouri.
Her daughter even dreamed two nights before Tessie passed away asking daughter for “More prayers please.” We therefore request family members, relatives & friends to fulfill her wish to pray for her & for the poor souls in Purgatory in lieu of flowers & monetary love gifts.
1. Holy Rosary & Requiem Mass with celebrants: Fr. Gary Sumpter & Fr. Thomas Kyallo. Eulogy: Fr. Thomas Vellappallil, MS on March 5, 五福彩票App下载 at 1:00pm at St. Thomas Aquinas
2. Prayers for the Dead & Holy Rosary: Fr. Gary Sumpter at Claffey & Rota Funeral 五福彩票App下载. Eulogy: Fr. Thomas Vellappallil, MS on March 6, 五福彩票App下载 at 9:30am
3. Burial Rite: Fr. Thomas Vellappallil on March 6, 五福彩票App下载 at 2:00pm at Tulocay Cemetery
4. Gregorian masses for 30 consecutive days by Fr. Thomas Vellappallil starting March 8, 五福彩票App下载 through April 8, 五福彩票App下载.
5. Different Holy Masses had been offered by different priests all over the world with special mention of Fr. Joseph from La Salette, Parakkadavu in India, Fr. Jacob Vettahu from Southern California and Fr. Chris Iloha at St. Pancratius Pl, Lakewood in CA.
6. Sis. Pauline Bacani, Mother General of order of The Angelic Sisters of the Annunciation have promised forever daily prayers & Holy Rosary.
Ging Pon (Gordy) Chan 87, of Napa, CA, made his journey 五福彩票App下载 with his friend ET via his portal on the 10th of February 五福彩票App下载. He was born the 6th of April 1932 in Napa, CA to his parents Shuck Chan and Lee Kum Chan one of Napa’s early Chinese Immigrant settlers. Shuck and Lee Kum ran the Lai Hing Herbal 五福彩票App下载 in Napa, and have been described as “the last merchants of China五福彩票App下载town.” Ging was very proud of his Chinese heritage and worked closely with the Napa Historical Society and the Chinese Historical Society of America to remember and honor the Chinese culture and history in the Bay Area.
After attending Napa High School and Napa Valley College, he enlisted in the U. S. Army for a tour during the Korean War. He was assigned to administrative duties.
When he returned from the Army, he continued his administrative skills, and was employed at Mare Island Naval Ship yard to take care of the housing complexes on base. There he had to contend with most of the housewives that had complaints on their housing units while their husbands were away on active duty. They weren’t really complaints, they just needed someone to talk to, and Ging was that person. After years listening to the daily complaints from these housewives, he said that he would never marry. Then one summer day 13 June 1976 Ging and Mary were married, and a new chapter began in their lives.
While working at Mare Island, Ging became a member of the National Society of Public Accountants in 1969. He prepared tax returns on the side while earning his Enrolled Agent license in 1975. Ging continued working his tax business with the highest standards of tax expertise and true professionalism up until his death. He will be missed by many clients as well as many dear friends.
His fantasy with tennis led him to continue to play the sport for the last 40 years with many close friends throughout the years. His Tuesday and Thursday court days were fuel that kept him going up until his death. He rarely missed a beat, weather permitting. His major tennis accomplishments include: 1998 USTA League Tennis Sectional Champion; USA League Tennis 1999 & 2001 Senior Sectional Champion; USTA Northern California Section 2005 and 2006 Super Senior 60 Sectional Champion, just to name a few.
Mary C Chan 83, died peacefully Friday the 21st of February 五福彩票App下载 in Napa California, and was surrounded by her loving family. She was raised in the Bronx, she attended Walton High School and graduated from Baruch College, City University of New York in 1958. Mary worked as an Executive Secretary in NYC and later in Napa, California, married Ging Chan of Napa, CA on 13 June 1976 in NYC. A notable Napa Valley water colorist, Mary studied at the Art Students League of New York, Napa Valley College and was a member of Midwest Watercolor Society. Mary’s beautiful artwork was exhibited in more than 100 juried shows; winner of many first place Blue Ribbon Awards, and 80+ more ribbons that she accumulated throughout the years that covered her art studio walls; avid tennis and golf player; and traveled to over 50 countries with Ging. Mary has always had a heart of gold, she always sends out cards and checks to her closest relatives and friends for any occasion, whether for birthday’s, anniversaries or holidays.
Ging is survived by three sisters, Poy Chow, Betty Louis, and Jeani Koshi, two brothers Paul Chan, Sunny Chan and many nieces and nephews, and his favorite cat Amy.
Mary is survived by her brothers George Chin, Edward Chin, Thomas Chin and her sisters Sue Wong and Elaine Lee and many nephews and nieces.
Mary C Chin and her husband Ging P Chan was laid to rest together on 26 February 五福彩票App下载 at Tulocay cemetery in Napa CA, and Ging with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends can send donations to either of Ging’s and Mary’s favorite foundations :
CHECKS PAYABLE TO : CHINESE HISTORICAL
SOCIETY OF AMERICA
965 CLAY STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108
ON THE MEMO LINE : IN MEMORY OF GING +
CANCER SOCIETY OF AMERICA
And a final thanks to the Collabria Hospice team in Napa, for all their help in making the process painless with their 24/7 round the clock support. Thank you Crystal (RN), we Love you.