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05/16/17 09:06 AM #4865    

Joel Childers (1966)

Nah...Craig's more like a Beatle album played backwards. Profound. Alow me to translate. Paul is dead in a parallel universe. Schroedenger's cat is neither dead nor alive depending on the observer. We're all moving through time traveling at the "so-called" speed of light. Relative to us, light is standing still. When we stop, we will be one with the light, timeless, eternal. Words of wisdom, Let it be.

05/16/17 11:16 AM #4866    

Dan Ree (Ree) (1964)

I sorry Craig......Alvin  was a far stretch....but got u to laugh...I should of said more like the Little People in the Wizard Of Oz...Singing....." WE'RE ALL GOING TO LOLLY POPS LAND "........

05/16/17 12:14 PM #4867    

Craig Mayfield (1966)

Nailed it, Guys!

05/17/17 08:46 AM #4868    


Joan Richter (Lucchesi) (1960)

Does anyone know who played Woody in the 1959-60 year?

05/18/17 03:18 AM #4869    

Robert Cowing (1965)


Jan. 13, 1950 - March 24, 2017 

Bruce was born in Woodland. He passed away at his home in St. Joseph, IL, after a long illness. Bruce graduated from Woodland High in 1968. He lived in Woodland until his retirement from Safeway of 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl and family in Illinois; also his daughter, Jana Roath (Hector) Castanon. Published in Daily Democrat on May 16, 2017   SEE  "In Memory" section on this web site for full obituary.

05/19/17 01:26 PM #4870    

Craig Mayfield (1966)

But...Not Lolly Pop Land, this Universe we're in dark Flyin' Monkey Land...on a "Witch Hunt"

05/19/17 02:22 PM #4871    

Charles "Chuck" Page (1968)

Very sorry to read about Bruce Roath passing. We lived a block apart, spent k-7 in the same classroom, played in band. He was a good guy. 

05/19/17 04:51 PM #4872    


Kathy Thornsberry (Ellinghouse) (1968)

I too am sorry to hear about Bruce Roath's passing.  He will be remembered as my dance partner in Mrs. Santoni's Cotillion Class.....He and I were "examples of good dancing".  It was because Bruce was a good dancer,  certainly not me!  He had a great sense of humor and a quiet nature.  So sorry to all the family for your loss.

05/19/17 10:37 PM #4873    


Vern Larson (1960)

Thank you Robert for your dedication in posting the obituarys of former classmates. I found Bruce's photo in and wanted to post it for Chuck, Kathy and all Bruce's other family, friends, and classmates. 

Bruce Warren Roath  Jan. 13, 1950 - March 24, 2017  

RIP Bruce



05/19/17 10:55 PM #4874    


Vern Larson (1960)

This is a little late but while I was in I also found James Crolls WHS photo of 1956 to go along with his obituary posted last week, #4849. I didn't know James as he graduated a year before I started WHS. But I knew his wife, Marilyn Keehn, WHS "59" and his sister, Kay, WHS "63", and Kay's husband Bill Carter, WHS "60".   

James E. Croll  July 15, 1938 - April 25, 2017   RIP Jim

05/20/17 04:54 AM #4875    


Tom Stewart (1969)

I was in scouts with Bruce and his dad was our scout leader.  I believe he lived on Buckeye or Antelope Street.  Those were some good days with all our campouts and events.


05/20/17 11:38 AM #4876    

Becky Knight (Tobitt) (1961)

Joan - I think Susan Woods was "Woody" that year. 

05/21/17 08:43 AM #4877    


Theresa Eve (1964)

Bruce and James, both nice looking young men from our Woodland High School.  May they rest in peace.  Good to see those who remembered them to comment on their lives, as so many people have mentioned our fellow classmates.  The pictures are so helpful.  I sometimes recall the names, but the pictures really bring back the memory completely.  Pictures say a thousands words.  Thank you. 

05/21/17 12:21 PM #4878    


Joan Richter (Lucchesi) (1960)

Thanks Becky, I think she was one of them. Bill Griffith thought Linda Orrick was also and Theresa Eve thinks Tim Leathers was. I know they had different ones during each year. Thanks all for the information.

05/22/17 08:47 AM #4879    


Virginia Roath (Atkeison) (1966)

‚ÄčThank you everyone for the memories and condolences for my brother, Bruce.  Yes, we lived on Buckeye St.  Lots of good memories growing up in the Buckeye/Antelope/Beamer neighborhood.  There were quite a few of us....Ken & Steve Kolb, Keith Spear, Dale Metcalf, Geraldine Clover, Lynn, Jim & Gary Miracle, Wayne Halterman Gary, Mark & Steve Wegner and others that I can't recall their names.

05/23/17 06:44 AM #4880    

Anna Lopez (Northam) (1963)

thank you Vern for the kind & comforting words that you posted about my sister Jo.She always mentioned you alot to me

05/25/17 06:09 AM #4881    

Robert Cowing (1965)

Ronald Thomas Bow          Nov. 14, 1922 - April 29, 2017 

Ronald Thomas Bow, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away at the age of 94, on April 29, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.  

Ronald was born in Brooklyn, NY to Thomas Bow and Ebon Lybeck Bow, the first of two sons, and grew up in Congers, NY, graduating from Congers High School. After high school graduation, he attended the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, leaving when he enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1943. He was selected to train to become a Navigator in the Army Air Corps. During Navigation School training in Monroe, LA he met and married Corine Baldwin in 1944. Together they had three daughters, Janet, Dorothy, and Margaret, who passed away in 2015. 

During WWII he served in the 424th Bomb Squadron, 307th Bomb Group, 13th Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Arena. While stationed on Morotai Island, he flew on B-24 bombers, flying 44 bombing missions from 1944 to 1945, and was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was honorably discharged at the end of World War II as a 1st Lieutenant. Upon returning safely from the War, Ronald attended New York State Agricultural & Technical Institute (Now State University of New York) at Canton, NY, to study the construction and plumbing trades. During this time, he built a home for his growing family in Pearl River, NY, with the help of his father and brother. 

Looking for a warmer climate, Ronald moved the family to California and settled in Woodland in 1962, where he resided until his death. Ronald began a career at UC Davis, in the Physical Plant, where he worked for over 25 years, until his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet Vining (WHS 1966) Mitchell and her husband, Richard Mitchell, of Santa Barbara, and his daughter Dorothy Bow (WHS 1968), of Woodland. He was predeceased by his former wife, Corine; his youngest daughter, Margaret Eaton, of Davis, and his younger brother, William. 
A graveside celebration of life, with military honors, will be held at a future date, as Ronald wasn't big on funerals. We love you Dad.   Published in Daily Democrat from May 24 to May 28, 2017

05/25/17 06:26 AM #4882    

Robert Cowing (1965)

Mary Elizabeth Weaver Lacky           Feb. 21, 1921 - May 20, 2017 

Some people touch our lives only briefly, while others leave a lasting impression and are never forgotten. Mary Elizabeth Weaver Lacky is one of those people who will be remembered as a beautiful, caring woman who lived her life with kindness, forgiveness, strength, love and joy. It is with great sadness that her family marks her peaceful passing at home on May 20, after a very brief battle with cancer. 

Born in Galesburg, IL, on Feb. 21, 1921, to Edna and Paul Weaver, a WWI veteran, Mary enjoyed life among her extended Irish family. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and Brown's Business College in 1940. Visiting her little brother at YMCA camp she met his handsome counselor, Dale and life forever changed. Married in 1942, they traveled to many Navy bases while Dale completed Officer's training and then shipped off to the Mediterranean and later the Naval Training Center, San Diego, during the Korean Conflict. Mary and Dale enjoyed their "Navy years" and the many lasting friendships made. 

In 1955 the family moved to Woodland where Mary was active in many organizations including Girl Scouts, 4-H, Welcome Wagon, PTA and Holy Rosary School. The family purchased their "forever" home in 1958 and three more children arrived to join their two older siblings making for a very lively household. Mary added Den Mother, sporting events chaperone and chauffer as well as Rotary Ann, Pink Lady, Soroptimist and Delta Theta Tau to her list of activities. She assisted with CIF events, graduated from UC Davis in 1975, obtained her teaching credential, taught at Douglass Jr. High School and traveled with family to Hawaii, Illinois and many other locals. 

In later years Mary and Dale traveled to Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Mexico, making many new friends and visiting with old ones. Mary retired in 1989 after 16 years with the Douglass' Administrative Staff. Never one to neglect her community, she volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels, the Food Bank, Holy Rosary Church and Visiting Our Veterans; played bridge, bunco, lunched with the ladies, visited friends and generally kept busy with good deeds for others. This extensive service was rewarded in 1971 when she was named A Woman of Achievement by the Business & Professional Women's Club; in 1990 she was named Soroptimist Woman of the Year and again in 2005 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Woodland City Council. 

Dale and Mary shared 55 years of marriage until Dale's passing in July, 1997. One of her special memories was accepting an award for Dale, who was honored by California Interscholastic Federation and inducted in to the CIF Hall of Fame. 

Mary will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had a true love of life, a great Irish heart and a smile that warmed your soul. She is survived by her five children, Pat (WHS 1961) Butler (Bill), Terry (WHS 1964) (Debbie - (WHS 1966) ), Peggy Delgado (Rich), Mike (Claudette), Kathie Santens (Steve); 10 grand-children, Scott (Gina) and Andy (Shelley) Butler, Sue (Scott) Pannier, Lisa (Bruce) Brownie, Erin Lacky, Tony and Danny Delgado, Jessica (Daniel) and Justin Hornbuckle and Braedy Santens; nine great-grandchildren, Ryan and Matt Butler, Cooper and Will Pannier, Logan and Lauryn Brownie, Brody Butler and Alex and Taylor Johnson; brother, Richard Paul Weaver and five nieces and nephew, Paul, Hedy, Jane, Amy and Allison. 

The family takes comfort in knowing Mary is joined once again with her beloved husband, Dale. "When the one great scorer comes to write against your name, He writes not whether you won or lost but how you played the game", was a favorite quote said often by Dale, for he learned from Mary who knew, best of all, how to play the game of life; a life dedicated to family, friends, her church and community. A woman with many interests and skills, always ready with a helping hand to anyone in need and to some who didn't know they needed a friend and "a little help". 

A vigil and rosary will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., the Mass of Catholic Burial on Wednesday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. 

A family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Meals-on-Wheels, 40 N. East St., Suite C, Woodland, Ca 95776 or St. John's Village Foundation, 135 Woodland Ave, Woodland, Ca 95695 or the .  Published in Daily Democrat from May 25 to May 28, 2017

05/25/17 04:12 PM #4883    

Craig Mayfield (1966)

Condolences to Terry, Debbie and all the Lacky families

05/25/17 05:47 PM #4884    

Dan Ree (Ree) (1964)

CONDOLENCE TO THE LACKY FAMILY......................

05/25/17 09:28 PM #4885    


Vern Larson (1960)

I would also like to express my condolences to the families of Ronald Thomas Bow and Mary Elizabeth Weaver Lacky. May your loved ones rest in peace. 

And thank you Robert for your willingness in keeping us aware of our classmates and friends who have passed on so that we may also help in the  grieving process.

05/26/17 09:23 AM #4886    

Greg Kareofelas (1962)

My memory of Mary Lacky is a fun one! When I got back to my seat after receiving my diploma on Graduation Day 1962, I discovered "no diploma", just a note that said "See me, Dale Lacky".

Not many, but I did have a few 'After graduation plans" & a redo of WHS was not one of them :-) So, before parties and celebrations I went to the Lacky's home, where I met Mary. Many gracious apologies, she explained that my diploma had my name incorrectly spelled (something I was used to :-) )

All was eventually resolved and I went on, with no "redo of WHS" but a fond memory of a very kind and gracious person. My condolences to the family.

05/26/17 06:50 PM #4887    

Craig Mayfield (1966)

Winter and Spring...says it All for me...nothing gone...Forever

05/28/17 10:32 AM #4888    

Robert Cowing (1965)

   Esther H. Eaton     Jan. 30, 1926 - May 20, 2017 

Esther H. Eaton 91, of Woodland,  was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Herrmann. She was born Jan. 30, 1926 near the town of Yolo. She married Fred Marshall Eaton and shared their lives until Marshall's death in 1998.
The ninth of 10 children, she is survived by her sister, Jenny Vanucci, and sister-in-law, Melva Herrmann. Esther lived in Woodland her entire life.
Her lifelong interest in baseball; may have been sparked by her experience playing on the 1941 State Champion Softball Team. The members of the team were inducted into the Woodland 15th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. 
Esther's children include Judith Ann Tischer (WHS 1963) (James), John Marshall Eaton (WHS 1964) (Donna), Elizabeth Jane Eaton (WHS 1968) (Robert Partlow), Thomas Edward Eaton (Victoria Rich);

The family invites all who were touched by Esther's life to share in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 3, at the Hangar at Watts-Woodland Airport located at 17992 County Road 94B across from the Willow Oak Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, Esther requested any remembrance be made available to Woodland Memorial Hospital.  Published in Daily Democrat from May 27 to May 28, 2017,  COMPLETE OBITUARY SEE:

05/28/17 10:44 AM #4889    

Robert Cowing (1965)

    Yvonne Jean Jull Johnson   Dec. 15, 1937 - May 13, 2017 

Yvonne Jean Jull Johnson died at her home in Woodland. Born in Woodland, she graduated from Woodland High School in 1955. She married her husband, Kenneth Edward Johnson in 1956, and they lived in a number of towns in California before retiring to Woodland; they were married 47 years until his death in 2003. 
Yvonne was a floral designer for many years, and her eye for design and color also took flight in her embroidery and quilting; she shared this delight for many years as a volunteer quilting teacher at the Woodland Senior Center.
She was predeceased by her husband; her parents Anna Marguerite Noel Jull and Harley Edward Jull, and her son-in-law, George Morgan. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Erickson (WHS 1964) (Harlow [Eric]) and Sharon Jull (WHS 1960), both of Sacramento, and her sons, David Jull-Patterson (Stephen) of San Francisco and Michael E. Johnson of San Jose.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Woodland Cemetery, 800 West Street, with a gathering at her home directly after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to KVIE Public Television, 2030 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95833.  Published in Daily Democrat on May 28, 2017,   SEE COMPLETE OBITUARY:

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