In Memory Archives for the year 2013
Hovey Gene Reed
Died January 1, 2013
Passed away January 1, 2013 at the age of 92. Born in Missouri, his family migrated to California and settled in the San Joaquin Valley. Reed left high school early to join the service and flew with the 41st bomb group over East Asia during WWII. During the Korean War, Reed flew reconnaissance over Japan and lived near Tokyo with his young family. After retiring from the Air Force, Reed went on to receive his PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and taught business and headed up the computer center at Sacramento State University in California and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Reed completed his second career at Florida Tech in Huntsville and University of North Alabama before retiring in Florence with his wife Sue J. Wilson Reed. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Florence.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with visitation following the service. Dr. Tim Murtaugh will officiate.
Dr. Reed very much enjoyed his work with ILR and was a thoughtful and inspiring man who will be much missed by his children, Suzanne McKiernan (Joseph), Andie Reed (Hank Sousa), Michael Reed (Shannon Byrd), Jeanne Reed (Bruce Reed), and Sue's daughter, Tina Mitchell (Joey), and his 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Sue J. Wilson Reed.
Memorials may be made to the Hovey G. Reed Endowed Scholarship, University of North Alabama, mail to Office of Advancement, UNA Box 5113, Florence, AL 35632-0001.
October 20, 1920 ~ January 11, 2013
Sterling Fisher Ebel, 92, of Brookings, OR, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, after a short battle with extensive pneumonia. He was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Brookshire, Texas, to Fred and Jean Ebel. Sterling grew up in Brookshire except for a short stay in San Marcos, Texas, while his mother earned her teaching certificate. He had one brother, Fred Jr. His parents and brother preceded him in death.
He enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing and various sports, especially baseball and track and field. His hobbies included collecting firearms, cooking, reading, classical music and singing. After graduating from Katy (Texas) High School in 1938, he did some carpentry work. In 1940 he moved to Southern California and worked for Lockheed Aircraft as a general assembly supervisor. Sterling was drafted and joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. Because of his training at Lockheed, he worked as an aviator metalsmith and was stationed at Norman, Okla. During his two years in the Navy, he also sang for different chaplains. In 1945 he married Marguerite Green. They had one daughter.
Sterling earned a bachelor's degree in music (voice) at the University of Oklahoma in 1950. He then returned to Southern California where he earned a master's degree in music (voice) at the University of Southern California (USC) in 1951. His dream was to sing opera professionally, but his work path eventually took him in a different direction.
Sterling worked as the assistant to the Dean of the School of Music at USC and later as the assistant to the Dean of Admissions. In 1955 he began working for Stephens College, a private women's college in Missouri, as an admissions recruiter. Beginning in 1965 he was employed by The American College Testing Program.
When transferred to Portland, he met Dolores "Dee" Yount. They married Aug. 6, 1966. Work took them back to California, and he became an admissions counselor at California State University Sacramento (CSUS) in 1970. While at Sacramento State he volunteered as a crisis-line counselor. He enjoyed advising and counseling students to help them succeed in life. He retired in 1990 on his 70th birthday.
Sterling placed his personal faith in Jesus Christ as his savior in 1975. His philosophy was "things go better with God." He often wore a lapel pin that said, "Try God."
After retirement, Sterling and Dee moved to Brookings. They soon settled in the Brookings Presbyterian Church as their spiritual home. As his physical condition began to decline, he was moved to Ocean Park, an assisted living facility, where he spent the remainder of his years.
He is survived by the two people he loved "totally and completely" — Dee, his wife of 46 years and Sydne Marie, his only daughter who resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are his sister-in-law Lois Ebel of Lancaster, Calif.; two nephews and nieces, and their respective families in various locations in California.
Julie Claire Hanretty
January 30, 1950 ~ January 18, 2013
Julie Claire Hanretty took her last breath on this earth, surrounded by the laughter of her family and was carried by our Lord into eternal life on January 18, 2013, after living with ovarian cancer for the past 3 1/2 years.
She was a lifelong resident of Sacramento who attended All Hallows grammar school, St. Francis High School and Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. She worked for the Sacramento County Public Defender's office where she had the distinction of being the first female criminal investigator in Sacramento County. She also was an associate professor of Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University.
She served in many capacities during her lifetime including the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 61, California Defense Investigators Association, St. Anthony's Church, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Families First and the Sacramento Food Bank.
Her love of her family was her greatest passion. She was predeceased by her parents Peter Thomas Hanretty, Sr., Ada Giannoni Hanretty, and her brother Peter Thomas Hanretty, Jr. She is survived by her brother John Hanretty (Karen), her sister Theresa Anderson (David), her cousin Mack Whipple (Sharon) and her nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Remembrances in her honor may be made to St. Jude's hospital.
Ilene Conrad Muller
July 10, 1927 ~ February 9, 2013
Ilene Conrad Muller was born on July 10, 1927, to Floyd and Blanche Ditzler on their farm in Octavia, Nebraska. She passed away on February 9, 2013. She married Richard Conrad and lived in Schuyler, Nebraska where she had five children, Cynthia, Mark, Christopher (Kit), Jennifer, and Jacqueline. She was a resident of California for over 50 years. She married Wayne Muller in 1998 and they created a wonderful life together and loved each other tremendously. She was immensely loved by family and many friends and returned that love. She worked for many years within the California State University system at Chico State and Sacramento State. She was a devout follower of Jesus Christ throughout her whole life and was a true warrior when it came to overcoming numerous health issues. She thoroughly enjoyed her 85 years of life. She was preceded in death by her children Mark and Jacqueline; her parents, Floyd and Blanche Ditzler; and her brother Marlo Ditzler. She is survived by her sister Clea Meyers; her children Cynthia Jackson, Kit Conrad (wife Lory), and Jennifer Schwenk (husband Kurt); her nieces Jean Green and Jan Krueger; her stepchildren Ann Elise Muller (husband Robert Fisher) and Philip Muller; her grandchildren Amanda (Schwenk) Broggie (husband Dave), Benjamin Conrad, Jesse Schwenk, Kimberly (Conrad) Paiva (husband Renato), and Jacob and Max Muller; her great grandchildren Abbigail Gracie Schwenk and Marina and Alana Paiva.
Wayne H. Maeda
July 10, 1927 ~ February 9, 2013
Wayne Maeda, 65, passed away in Sacramento on Feb. 27, 2013. Born on Aug. 26, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio, he retired in 2011 after teaching 40 years at CSU Sacramento. He also taught at UC Davis and Sacramento City College. One of the founding faculty of the CSUS Ethnic Studies Program, he curated the 1992 Sacramento History Museum exhibit, "Continuing Traditions: Japanese Americans, Story of a People, 1869-1992," and authored "Changing Dreams and Treasured Memories: A Story of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region" (2000). He was a current and former board member of the CSUS Japanese American Archival Collection Advisory Board, the National Japanese American Historical Society, Jan Ken Po Gakko, Wakamatsu Gold Hill Colony Foundation and the Nichi Bei Foundation. Predeceased by parents Masao and Ayako Maeda. Wife Lorrie Toohey passed away on March 2, 2013. Survived by daughters Yumiko Maeda (Carly Tan) of San Mateo, Calif. and Sachie Maeda of Torrance, Calif.; and ex-wife Elaine (Matsumoto) Maeda of Sacramento. Surviving siblings are Catherine H. Maeda and Ralph S. Maeda.
Richard E Fauber
March 22, 1936 ~ March 2, 2013
Sacramento State College, Instructor, Spring 1965; BA University of Wisconsin, MA University of California, Berkeley, pursing advanced study in economic history at Wisconsin. On History staff through the 1971 academic year; thereafter taught part-time intermittently.
Alongside his study of history and economics, he was passionate about playing, studying and teaching chess. An excellent player, he reached Master status (over 2200 points on the Elo System) in the 1970s. He wrote a chess column for the Sacramento Bee from November 14, 1971 through 1989, each with an annotated game and comments. At that time, an interest in chess in the U. S. was sparked by the emergence of the incomparable Bobby Fischer who, in 1972, became world champion and the greatest Grand Master with an unprecedented rating of 2785 points.
Fauber published The Impact of Genius: 500 years of Grandmaster Chess in 1992. In it he tells the story of the greatest players in the modern era and places chess in the context of the evolution of culture in Europe and America. The book with its unique format was very well-received. It is out of print, but new and used copies are offered on Amazon from $44 to $140 depending on condition.
Fauber had several notable maxims to help his chess pupils understand the game and improve their play: one was “the mistakes are all there on the board waiting to be made”; another was “things are often what they appear to be”; and, another most instructive when he perceived a reckless gleam in a pupil’s eye “… don’t get any ideas!”
Fauber regularly attended Chamber Music concerts at Sacramento State; he was very interested in classical musical, opera and literature – he was an aspiring novelist, in politics – he was a lifelong Democrat, in wine – he was an experienced connoisseur, and in American capitalism. He supported his family for years as a self employed professional investor in the stock market with a particular affinity for – and considerable success – with puts and calls (which he would patiently explain to an uncomprehending audience.)
He was cultured, witty, outspoken and surprisingly knowledgeable on a broad range of subjects. He liked his dogs, his Porsche and the Green Bay Packers. He was an “unforgettable character” and will be missed.
He died of a heart attack on Saturday morning, March 2. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and a son from a previous marriage, Bennett; no services are planned.
(Frank Garosi, principal author; additional research by Gregg Campbell; primary information from Bob Long. For further information contact Garosi@csus.edu)
Rosella "Suzy" Fenton
December 21, 1923 ~ March 15, 2013
Suzy was born in Jersey City, NJ, on December 21, 1923. She died on March 15, 2013 in Carmichael, CA from a stroke. She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Fenton, and their three children, daughter, Pennie Fenton Hink and her fiance, Brian Kelley, son, Dr. Wayne Fenton, Jr., his wife, Jeanne, and their two sons, Timothy and Christopher and his fiance, Karen Fong, son, Ronald Fenton and his wife, Jennifer Crotteau; niece, Alice Davis-Kelly, and several other nieces and nephews in the New Jersey area.
Suzy attended Teachers College in Jersey City, NJ, and in 1942 was recruited into the Curtis Wright Women's Engineering Program at Penn State University. Upon completion of this program, Suzy worked at Curtis Wright in Buffalo, NY. In 1944, Suzy enlisted as a Navy WAVE, serving 3 years during WW II as a Link Trainer operator training Navy pilots in instrument flying. She achieved the rank of Petty Officer, First Class. After her active duty, she got her civilian pilot's license. Suzy returned to Penn State University to continue her education, where she met a special classmate, Wayne. They both earned their B.S. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering in 1949, and were married in February, 1950 in Ann Arbor, MI. When Suzy started her family in 1952, she was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve, which was protocol at that time.
In 1955, Suzy and Wayne moved their young family to Sacramento. She taught classes in the California State University, Sacramento, Physics Department, for 38 years. After her retirement, Suzy established an endowment which awards an annual monetary award to an outstanding physics major student.
Suzy was a loving wife and devoted mother. She was an avid reader, loved traveling, and crossword puzzles. Suzy was in the first docent class of the Sacramento Railroad Museum and continued to volunteer there for 20 years. She was one of the founders of the Stunt of the Month Club, friends who have met regularly for over 50 years. Suzy was also a life long Nittany Lion fan.
December 21, 1923 ~ March 15, 2013
Alice Cain, 73, a 55 year resident of Sacramento, passed away Friday morning, March 1 from complications related to pneumonia. Alice was born to the late Donald and Alice Allen of Spokane, WA in 1939. She married her college sweetheart, Lew Cain, in 1958. She is survived by husband, Lew, her brother Don Allen and wife Carolyn, three children Jeff Cain, Allison Gabbert and husband Jeff, Derek Cain and wife Kelly, and nine grandchildren. Alice worked in offices in the San Juan and Grant school districts before accepting a secretarial position in the Department of Criminal Justice and then as the administrative assistant in the Foreign Language Department at CSUS until her retirement in 1997. Alice loved to write poetry, was an avid seamstress, gourmet cook, and creative "carder"especially her Christmas cards. She enjoyed relaxing on their boat at the Sacramento Yacht Club, traveling, making handmade blankets, volunteering for many years in the member's lounge for the Broadway Series and the Music Circus, and her favorite pastimeutilizing her Harrah's Diamond Card.
Edgar H. Kolstad
September 9, 1920 ~ April 4, 2013
Ed, Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa led a full life. He was married 64 years, served in the Navy as air-flight controller and aircraft mechanic. He earned a B.S. from University of Utah in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at US Steel in Utah, moved to California in 1961 to work for McDonnel Douglas on the Apollo project as a rocket test engineer, and retired from Sacramento State University teaching mechanical Engineering. He was involved in many organization to support the community such as Shriners, Friends of Macular Degeneration and faithful to his church. He gave to many charities and had a big heart full of compassion. Ed loved his family and his wife. He took amazing care of his wife while she suffered diabetes and blindness. They traveled together many years in their motor home. He loved to fish, golf, and wasn't afraid to experience new things. Ed was independent and capable until the end when he fell and broke his hip. He missed his wife dearly, she just passed away February 15. He is survived by sister, Joan Healy, Utah; son, Brent Kolstad, Texas; son, Bruce Kolstad, CA.; daughter, Peggy and James Jones, CA; Four grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.