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Arnoldy, Peter Claimed at 74

Appeal Democrat, November 2, 1943

Peter Joseph Arnoldy, one of the three brothers who came to California from Kansas 50 years ago and have been residents of the community since, died in the Rideout Hospital this morning, 10 months after the death of his wife, Nora.
Arnoldy was a native of Minnesota, aged 74 years and for a long time was an orchardist in Sutter county. Since the death of his wife he had been living with his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Purcell, 731 Eighth Street, Marysville. He was a member of Marysville Council of Knights of Columbus and was a 50-years member of Court Pride of Marysville. Foresters of America, and was active in both orders through the years. Services Thursday
He was the father of Elmer Arnoldy and Mrs. Purcell of Marysville and Lloyd E. Arnoldy of San Diego. The latter en route to Marysville today, on receipt of a message telling of his father's death. He also leaves 10 grandchildren. The surviving brothers and sisters are Matt and Joseph Arnoldy with whom he came west 50 years ago and William Arnoldy of Chico. Mrs. N. Boden of Kansas and Sister Cleophas in a Kansas convent. The body will lie in state at the Purcell home from 11 a. m. Wednesday until the hour of the funeral services in St. Joseph's Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Sierra View Memorial park. Rosary service will be at the Purcell home at 8 p. m. Wednesday.



P. E. Barkley, 75, retired farmer and prominent Sutter county resident for many years, died early Tuesday at his home on Township road following a brief illness.

He was a native of Missouri. Barkley is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Keeler of Grass Valley and two sons, W. Wade and Claude Barkley, both of Yuba City. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hill of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. E. Anderson of Alva, Okla., and Mrs. A. S. Foster of Rosewell, N. H. and one brother, L. E. Barkley of Panhandle, Tex.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lipp & Sullivan and will be announced later.

Appeal Democrat, November 21, 1972, Pg. 6
Clifton P. Bumford
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Clifton P. Bumford, 94, of Marysville, who died Sunday at the Driftwood Manor Convalescent Hospital in Yuba City. A native of Massachusetts, he had lived in Marysville area for the past 60 years, making is home at 5747 Arboga Road. He is survived by a son, Stanley J. Bumford of Vallejo. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tomorrow in Ullrey Memorial Chapel with a priest from St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Marysville officiating. Burial will be in Sierra View Memorial Park.


Brown, Clyde E.
Appeal Democrat
30 May1980

Services are scheduled Monday for Clyde E. Brown, 79, a former resident of Marysville who died yesterday in a Sacramento convalescent hospital.
Brown, a native of Vermont, had been a Marysville resident from 1959 to 1979 and had been a truck driver.
Survivors include two sons, Edward G. Brown of North Highlands, and Kenneth Brown of Vermont; a sister Hazel Adams of Vermont; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services are scheduled Monday at 1 p.m. at the Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville. Lombard and Co. is handling the arrangements.

Appeal Democrat, April 10, 1979, Pg 1

Cable Rites Planned

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Today in Lipp & Sullivan Chapel for Gertrude Cable, 89, of 611 E St., Marysville, who died Sunday in Marysville Convalescent Hospital. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tomorrow in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Msgr. James Poole of Sacramento officiating.

Burial will be in Sierra View Memorial Park. Mrs. Cable, a native of Marysville who spent her entire life here, was a retired teacher. She spent 39 years as a principal and superintendent at Arboga Elementary School in Yuba County after retirement continued as a parochial school teacher. She was a past president of Notre Dame Alumnae of Marysville, Notre Dame State Federation Alumnae, Notre Dame International Federation Alumnae, Marysville Parlor of the native Daughters of the Golden west, Marysville Art Club and Beta Omega Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma. She was founder of the Yuba-Sutter Audubon Society and a member of the Catholic Ladies Relief Society, Business and Professional Women's Club, American Association of University Women, the Democratic Committee and the Mary Aaron Museum Association. She was a life member of the Retired Teachers Association and the National Retired Teachers Association and for many years was active in 4-H Club work.

Survivors include two sons, Devore cable of Marysville and Kenneth Cable of Albuquerque, N. Mex.; a daughter, Betty Quick, of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Appeal Democrat, Sept. 5, 1988, pg. 5

Comarsh, Evangeline

Funeral arrangements are pending at Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors for Evangeline Comarsh, 70, of Linda, who died Sept. 4, 1988, at Rideout Emergency Center.

Cisneros, George Robert Jr.
Appeal Democrat
30 May 1980

George Robert Cisneros, Jr., 52 of 310-B Woodbridge Avenue, Yuba City died at home yesterday evening of Amytrophic Sclerosis, more commonly called Lou Gehrig's Disease, according to the Sutter County Sheriff's office. A driver for Antonini Trucking, he is survived by two brothers, Henry Cisneros of West Covina and Ed Cisneros of Corona.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Chapel of the Twin Cities.


Appeal Democrat, June 11, 1983, Pg. 6

Wilson F. Coats

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tomorrow at Ullrey Memorial Chapel for Wilson Francis Coats, 65, of 956 Francis Ave., Yuba City. He died at Rideout Hospital yesterday. A native of Marysville and a lifetime area resident, he had retired after 32 years as the owner of Jefferis Insurance Co.

He was a veteran of the Army in World War II and was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Yuba City, St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Yuba City and a former member of the Marysville Elks Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Coats of Yuba City; two sons, Wilson Coats II of Yuba City and David Coats of Marysville; a daughter, Susan Coats of Marysville; his mother, Assumption Coats of Yuba City; three brothers, Bill Coats of Yuba City and Wallace Coats of Sacramento; a sister, Jane Cotton of Yreka; and two grandchildren.

Rev. Joseph Bishop will officiate at mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Yuba City. Burial will be in the Sutter Cemetery.

Appeal Democrat, Friday, July 14, 2000

Wallace James Coats, 75, of Sacramento died July 12, 2000 at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento. Born in Marysville, he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 26 years before settling in Sacramento 41 years ago. He was an attorney and a graduate of Yuba College, a 1952 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, studying English and History, and a 1958 graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School.

He was appointed deputy commissioner of corporations for the State of California and retired into private practice in 1968, practicing law into the 1990's. In addition, he served as a sonar officer in the U. S. Navy during World War 11.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Coats of Sacramento; a son, Wallace James Coats of Knights Landing; 3 daughters, Laura Jane Coats of Larkspur, Mary Patricia Kashuba of Colfax and Barbara Rae Ward of Eugene, Or; 2 brothers, Robert T. Coats of Live Oak, and Arthur W. Coats Jr. of Cambria; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lauren Coats and Wilson Coats and a sister Jane Coats Cotton. Donations may be made to Sutter Historical Society. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 am Monday in Sutter Cemetery. The Rev. Manuel Soria of St. Isidore Church will officiate.


Cooley, Earl
Sacramento Bee, May 29, 1941, Pg. 8

Hammonton Resident Is Summoned By Death

Marysville (Yuba Co.), May 29. - Funeral services were held today for Earl Cooley, 25, of the Hammonton district, who died Tuesday. Cooley, a native of Sutter County, was a lifelong resident of this district. He was a graduate of the Marysville Union High School and was active in school affairs, including sports. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Cooley who reside near Hammonton; twos sisters, Mrs. Alice Pascoe of Alhambra and Mrs. Dorothy Welles of Oklahoma City, Okla., and a brother, Verdenal Cooley of Marysville.

courtesy - April Hennes

Foster, Thomas W.
Appeal Democrat, December 20, 1954

Foster - Funeral services for Thomas W. Foster, 84, who resided on Second Ave., Sutter, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of the Twin cities. Interment will be in Sutter cemetery. Foster died Monday in an Olivehust rest home. He was a native of Arkansas and had lived in Sutter County for 20 years. Survivors include two sons, Andrew of Willows and Will of Oregon; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Price of Sutter, Mrs. Ruth Harvey of St. Louis and Mrs. Letha Hamby of Lancaster; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Hurst, Ruth M.
Appeal Democrat, Sept. 5, 1988, Pg. 5

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday at 10 a.m. At Sierra View Mortuary for Ruth M. Hust, 63, of Marysville, who died Sept. 4, 1988, at her residence. A native of Arizona, she was a nearly lifelong resident of the Yuba-Sutter area. She was a member of the Republican Women of California, Peach Tree Golf and Country Club and the Yuba-Sutter Branch of Mercy Guild. She was a former member of the Yuba College Board of Trustees.
She is survived by her husband, William Hust of Marysville; two daughters, Sondra Hust Lanza of Marysville and Frances Hust Nelson of New York City, her mother, Rose Sanderson of Clearlake; two sisters, Barbara Boyd of Clearlake and Frances Clark of Grass Valley; a brother, Walter Sanderson of El Cajon; and a grandson.

The Rev. Eugene Lucas of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Sierra View Memorial Park.

Kelly, Ernest A.
Appeal Democrat, April 10, 1979, Pg 1

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for Ernest A. Kelly, of Gridley at Brownsville Cemetery. Kelly, 89, died yesterday in the East Gridley Rest Home.

Born in Bush Creek, Kelly was a former truck driver. Kelly was a member of the Brownsville Grange and also a member of the veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War I.

Kelly is survived by a son, William J. Harlan of Browns Valley; a daughter, Shirley Martin of Dallas, Tex.; a sister, Edna Heenan of Gridley; and by five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Rev. Patrick Lenehan of the Scared Heart Catholic Church of Gridley will officiate at the services. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Home. Donations to the American Cancer Society have been suggested by family.



Leonard, Willie May
Appeal Democrat
30 May 1980

Leonard, Willie May 77 of 4658 Fortna Road, Yuba City died yesterday in Rideout Hospital. Born May 16. 1903 in Sipe Springs, TX, she had lived in this area 15 years. Survivors include a daughter Mickey Pelton of Yuba City. Two brothers Marlin Leonard of Carmichael and Elmer Leonard of Burney. Eight grand-children and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sutter Cemetery.

Willows Journal, Dec. 12, 1986

Lewis, Eva Leona - a resident of Stonyford for the last nine years, died December 5 at Valley Community Hospital in Willows. She was born June 13, 1898, in Nebraska. Survivors include six sons, Clarence Porter of San Francisco, John and Elmer Porter of Chico, James Porter of Westwood, Alfred Porter of Bothell, Washington, and Ervin Porter of Oak Harbor, Washington; one sister, Mary Eyler of St. Helena; one brother, Buster Phagan of Chico; 20 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Today, Friday, December 12 at the Stonyford Town Hall. Cremation has taken place at Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville


Sacramento Bee, Feb. 1, 1956, Pg. 21

Superior California Vital Statistics

Nelson In Marysville, Yuba County, January 29, 1956. Mae Louise Nelson, wife of Edward of Sutter, Sutter County; a native of Redding, Shasta County, aged 53 years. Funeral services were held today in Yuba City, Sutter County. Interment was in the Sutter County cemetery.

Oliver, LaVett - Funeral arrangements are pending at Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors for LaVett Oliver, 40, of Marysville, who died Sept. 3, 1988, at Rideout Emergency Center.


James O. Pilcher

Pilcher James Oliver Pilcher, 94, of Olivehurst died yesterday at the Marysville Convalescent Hospital following a long illness. A native of Louisiana, he was a retired carpenter who had lived in this area 33 years. His home was at 4674 Olivehurst Ave.

Survivors include a wife, Jeanette; a sister, Dolly McCorkle of Eros, La.; three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lipp & Sullivan

Roberts F. Yuba Native, Expires

Appeal Democrat, July 6, 1953


Frederick Hiram Roberts, 77, died Saturday at his home on Sixth St., Marysville, following a lingering illness. He was a native of Yuba County, born Sept 25, 1875 in the Oregon Hill district, near Challenge. He was the son of the late John and Lucinda Roberts, who settled in that area in the 1850's. Roberts was a rancher in Sutter county for many years and for the past 15 years had been employed by the Harter Packing Co. He was a lifelong resident of Yuba and Sutter counties. He was a member of Marysville chapter, Foresters of America, and St. John's Episcopal church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lorraine; a son, John of Arbuckle; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Bishop of Marysville; four sisters, Mrs. William Wadsworth of Orland, Miss Louise Roberts of Los Angeles, Mrs. Bess R. White and Mrs. Al Hanify, both of San Francisco. He was the brother of the late Charles W. Roberts of Yuba City.

Private funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. in St. John's Episcopal church with Rev. Victor Hatfield, church pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow in Sierra View crematorium. Services are under the direction of Hutchison's Colonial chapel. The family has asked that those so desiring may contribute to St. John's Episcopal church memorial fund or the Crippled Children's Society in memory of Roberts.


Appeal Democrat, October 17, 1939, Pg. 4

Sears Rights Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Catherine Sears were held in the Presbyterian church in Marysville Saturday afternoon under the direction of Jones funeral home.

Rev. Thompson officiated. Mrs. Raymond M. Huston was vocalist with Miss Vashti Prentiss at the organ. Interment was made in the Sutter City cemetery.
Casket bearers were Edward Davis, Charles Davis, Thomas Peters, Harry Powell, Wesley Peters and Tracy Peters.


Wheatland, Martha Blackford
Appeal Democrat, Sept. 19, 1949
Mrs. Martha Blackford, 86, of Wheatland died today in that city. She was born in Nevada county but lived in Wheatland for 60 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hartley, pioneer Nevada county residents and the widow of Price Blackford, the owner of extensive land holdings and a stockman. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Wheatland. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Waltz; a son, Robert Blackford; a niece, Mrs. Myrtle Bresnan, all of Wheatland; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Lipp & Sullivan chapel of Marysville.


 Wheatland, Harold Blackford

Appeal Democrat, Sept. 1, 1931

Harold Blackford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Price Blackford of the Wheatland district died at the family home Thursday evening. He was a native of Wheatland, 37 years of age. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Robert Blackford, prominent stockman and rancher of Wheatland and a sister, Mrs. Helen Waltz of Wheatland. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lipp & Sullivan of Marysville.
Harold Blackford Funeral is Sunday
Funeral services for Harold Blackford of Wheatland will be held at 2 p. m. with services in the Christian Church in Wheatland, Rev. Beryl Gilpin officiating. The interment will be in Sierra View Memorial Park. The body will be in state at the Blackford home near Wheatland from 10 a. m. Sunday until removal to the church for the services.



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