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Donald E. McCullough April 13, 2005 Donald E. McCullough Jr., 69 years old, of Yuba City, died unexpectedly on April 13, 2005. Don was born in Greenfield, MA and moved to Sacramento, CA when he was 13 years old. As a young man during the Korean War era, Don served in the United States Air Force, an experience that imbued him with an everlasting appreciation of this country, a feeling of patriotism that carried him literally to his last day. He died while speaking at a Save Beale Air Force Base fundraiser. Don was an automobile dealer for 33 years, the last 22 as the owner of Don McCullough Dodge-Chrysler in Marysville. During that time, he served in a wide variety of state and national leadership positions in the industry. Among Chrysler dealers, he was legendary, with constant awards for customer sales and service satisfaction. And no better testimony to his unending quest for perfect service was Don McCullough Dodge-Chrysler's designation as a prestigious Five-Star Dealer, thus becoming a member of an extremely select national group. His community activity may have eclipsed even his dealership work. He was so active in his community that it is difficult to even begin to catalogue the many causes to which he lent a hand, but his underlying motivation was his belief in the greater Yuba-Sutter area and he generously supported that belief through his time, energy and funding. He was often recognized by awards and honors for his community efforts by schools, teams, non-profits and government agencies and business groups. As an outgrowth of his community involvement. Don came forward to become co-owner of the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox, a summer collegiate baseball team, that he put on solid footing that will allow it to stand the test of time. He enjoyed that in just two years, he saw 11 of his players graduate to become members of a number of Major League Baseball organizations. A constant sight at All Seasons RV Stadium where the team plays, Don was forever on the move greeting fans, cajoling the umpires, kibitzing with the press and wheedling his players for just one more run, one more base hit or one more stolen base, and at the end of it all standing at the exit gate bidding everyone a good evening. But quite suddenly, his most unbridled joy came from traveling far and wide with his grandchildren in his later years. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Dorothy McCullough, and sister Laurie Scheall. He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters Erin McCullough, Debra Mann and son-in-law Gary Mann; cherished grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle E. Mann; sisters Barbara Felton and Carole Woodridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050, 1-800-8-MARFAN, Please join us in a celebration of Don's life to be held on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4 p.m. at All Seasons RV Stadium at the corner of 14th and B Streets in Marysville, CA. Private family services and burial will take place at Roseville Cemetery. "To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die." Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley, Citrus Heights, CA. Myron E. Zents 9/7/1924-4/7/2005 Myron was born September 7, 1924 in San Diego, California. He passed away at his home in Roseville on April 7, 2005. He was the eldest son of George and Lillian Zents and brother to Algene Dill, who preceded him to heaven. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Berta; his loving children, daughter Mona Maggio (Thom), his son Guy Michael Zents (Scherry); his adoring grandchildren Jenny Bolanos (Roberto), John Lopez and Jasmine Zents and his precious great-grandchildren, Christopher and Zakary. He also leaves his extended family Tim and Steve Dill, Heather Martinez and her children Ivory and Bayley, Todd Spivey, and Damian and Marissa Maggio. Myron is also survived by his brother George Erwin Zents and family; the extended families of Jim and Jane DeVilliers, Jim and Hazel Gilman, Anne Porter, John and Barbara Rodriguez, Gene and Mary Larkin, Ron and Lolly Smith, Frank and Barbara Lopez and Lydia Henry. Myron moved to Roseville from San Diego at the age of 11. He graduated from Roseville High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in the South Pacific. He and his wife married on October 6, 1946. For many years Myron and his wife owned and operated service stations in the Roseville area. He worked for Areojet for nine years and retired from Campbell Soup Co. in 1989 after 17 years. Myron was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, rock hounding and collecting Indian artifacts. He was a charter member of the Roseville Rock Rollers and an inspector for the Senior Gleaners. As a civic leader in Roseville, one of Myron's greatest accomplishments and joys was seeing his vision for the Maidu Interpretive Center come to fruition. He loved working with the docents and staff and delighted in taking the teachers and students on tours of the Indian site. A memorial service will be held at the Maidu Interpretive Center, 1960 Johnson Ranch Road, Roseville, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, beginning at 1 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Maidu Interpretive Center Construction Fund. Private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses-FD-305 916-783-7171 Farl Jefferson Grundy 7/12/1927 - 4/12/2005 Retired Fire Chief Farl Jefferson Grundy died on April 12, 2005. He was born in Loa, Utah on July 27, 1921 to William Jefferson Grundy and Nora Allred. Farl was a life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he was a veteran of WWII. Farl's fire service career spanned twenty -three years and culminated with his appointment as the Fire Chief of Placerville, California in 1962. Farl was the first paid firefighter in the Placerville Fire Department's history. Farl loved to hunt and fish with his family and his special friends, Ernie, the Pilot" and Henry. His is survived by his wife of 62 years Helen Forsyth Grundy, four sons, William J. and Marsha Grundy, Farl Jr. and Susan Grundy, Bruce F. and Pam Grundy, Dean F. and Pam Grundy, his brother Wade A. and Owona Grundy, eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. Memorial Services to be held on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am, proceeded by a visitation at 9:15 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3275 Cedar Ravine Road, Placerville. The services will be followed by a graveside service at Green Valley Cemetery at 3002 Alexandrite, Rescue. Arrangements entrusted to Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Placerville. Jacqueline J. Matheny 6/14/1932-4/13/2005 Jacqueline passed on April 13, 2005 away at her home in Roseville, CA. She was born on June 14, 1932 in Winnemucca, NV. Jacqueline is survived by her loving husband, Harry; three children, Cheryl Breed, Samuel Matheny and Jennifer Henry; grandchildren, Lauren, Samuel, Jesse, Jacob, Melody, Megan, Mandy and Tara and two great-grandchildren, Skyler and Jada. Jacqueline was retired from Roseville School District where she worked as a teacher's aid. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 109 Washington Blvd., Roseville, CA, followed by a luncheon in Backman Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Roseville. Frank L. Martin 3/5/1913 - 4/13/2005 Martin, Frank L., born on March 5, 1913 in Penryn, CA passed away April 13, 2005 in Carmichael, CA at the age of 92. Frank was a longtime carpenter for Pacific Fruit Express, and a member of American Legion Post #169 of Roseville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Martin in 1981. Frank is survived by daughter, June Day of Rio Linda; granddaughters, Nicole Clark and Lisa Feenstra of Rio Linda; great-grandchildren: Jacob Feenstra; Madison Feenstra; Jeremy Clark and Hannah Clark, all of Rio Linda; sisters, Frances Miles and Delores Lopez, both of Roseville; brother, Lawrence Martin of Sacramento; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Monday, April 18, 2005 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., with recitation of the Holy Rosary that evening at 5:00 P.M. at LAMBERT FUNERAL HOME in Roseville. Committal ceremonies will be conducted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at Roseville District Cemetery, 421 Berry Street in Roseville. Nadean A. Webb 12/11/1920 - 4/12/2005 Nadean A. Webb was born December 11, 1920 in Colorado. She passed away April 12, 2005 at home in Roseville. Nadean is the loving mother of Marcia Ivie and her husband Waldo of Roseville, Barbara Sosa and her husband Joe of Ripon, CA. and Nancy Rhea and her husband Gary of Orangevale. Grandmother of Kenneth Ivie, Brenda Matthews, and Roberta Gilmore. Great grandmother of 6, and expecting her great-great granddaughter. Nadean was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lt. Col. Herbert R. Webb. Nadean was a member of the Oriental Shrine and Red Hat Society. A Memorial Service will be held April 18, 2005 at 2:00 pm Social Hall of Woodcreek Terrace Apartments, 1295 Hemmingway Dr. Roseville, CA. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, CA. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley 916-797-1448 Adelle "Dell" Gordon 10/7/1932 - 4/12/2005 Adell "Dell" Gordon born, October 7, 1932 in Sacramento, CA. She passed away April 12, 2005 in Roseville CA. Loving mother of Raymond Thomas and his wife Leslie of Grass Valley, and Shirlee Thomas of Citrus Heights. Preceded in death by her husband Lewis Gordon. She also leaves behind her granddog Izzy, and her bunny Snickers. She enjoyed collecting antiques and buttons. An avid motorcycle enthusiast. She worked for Roseville Community Hospital for over 20 years in the business office. Family and friends are invited to a viewing will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2005 from 2:00 til 5:00 pm. at Chapel of the Valley. 8350 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights, CA. Graveside Service will be held Monday. April 18, 2005 at 1:00pm at Roseville Cemetery. 421 Berry Street. Roseville, CA. Flowers may be sent or donation to Nor-Cal Golden Retriever Resue. 405 El Camino Real. #420 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Benedetta Derobertis 8/21/1923-3/28/2005 Benedetta (Benny) C. Derobertis was born August 21, 1923 in Galt, California. She passed away March 28, 2005 at Lincoln Manor where she lived for the last 6 ½ years. She moved to Lincoln in 1947 where she and her husband John lived on the family ranch for 51 years. Benny, as her friends and family called her, raised four children. She loved to fish and grew great vegetable and flower gardens. She also loved having party's and cooking great food that everyone enjoyed. Benedetta (Benny) is survived by: her daughter Marie J. Anderson and her husband Robert of Citrus Heights, California; son John J. Derobertis and his wife Michelle of Lincoln, California; son Albert C. Derobertis and his wife Kari of Auburn, California; and Bernie D. Derobertis and his wife Cheryl of Sheridan, California. Benedetta is also survived by eight grandchildren: Wade Anderson and his wife Lisa of Citrus Heights, California; Shane Anderson of Carmichael, California; Elizabeth Derobertis of Guernville, California; Derek Derobertis and his wife Lindsay of Lincoln, California; Julia Derobertis of Sacramento, California; Andrea Derobertis of Gridley, California; Jennifer Lorenson of Marysville, California; Paulene Lorenson of Marysville, California. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Cody J. and Alyssa M. Anderson of Citrus Heights, California. We, the family of Benny would like to give a special thanks to the workers of Lincoln Manor, who gave excellent care to our mother. She loved all of you and we know she was loved in return. Thank you. There will be a remembrance of the lives of both John and Benny Derobertis held on June 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. At the family ranch located at 4408 Wise Road in Lincoln, California. Liam Laughlin Blair Johns Liam Laughlin Blair Johns: taken from us tragically after just 8 wonderful months of life. He is survived by his loving parents Chad & Nicola Johns, brother Logan Johns, Grandparents John & Morag Blair, Richard & Deborah Johns, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 19, 2005 1:30 p.m. at Bayside Church, 8191 Sierra College Blvd., Roseville, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund and donations can be sent to the Johns Family, in C/O: Chapel of the Valley, 8350 Auburn Blvd. Suite 150, Citrus Heights, CA 95610