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*  ARNEL WAYNE WOMACK,    OCT 11, 1939 - MAR 15, 2010 

ARNEL WAYNE WOMACK OCT 11, 1939 - MAR 15, 2010 Ever Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, and Best friend. Wayne spent his life giving and bringing joy and laughter to all. Class of 1957 Chowchilla Union High School; Owner of Pervo Paint Company in LA, CA for 35 years. Trackstar, carpenter, bird expert, plant and farm expert; He loved boating, fishing, hunting, practical jokes, story telling, entertaining, and most of all giving. His company brought joy to all, he will remain in our hearts forever. www.modbee.com/obituaries

*  BARBARA ANN WOMACK,    May 7, 1929- Dec. 2, 2003

WOMACK, Barbara Ann Of Belvedere, passed away December 2, 2003. Her husband Joseph Womack of Belvedere and two daughters Elizabeth Mullen of Santa Rosa and Julie Womack of New Haven, CT survive her. Born in San Francisco, she was age 74. Barbara worked as a teacher for 30 years. She graduated from Stanford University receiving both her Bachelors of Arts and Masters Degree. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at St. Hilary's Church, 761 Hilary Drive in Tiburon. A rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2003 in the small chapel at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller, Mill Valley 388-1573
Published in the Press Democrat on 12/7/2003.

*  BARBARA LEE COACHMAN-BOUSLOG nee WOMACK,   Sep. 3, 1919 – Feb. 20, 2001  

Barbara Bouslog, 81, of Lodi, died Feb. 20 in a local hospital after a brief illness. She was born Barbra Womack on Sept. 3, 1919, in Oklahoma where she was raised and attended school.
Grand aunt of compiler.  RGW

*   BETTY JEAN WOMACK nee HAWK,   Sep. 15, 1937 – Dec. 18, 2008   

Memorial services will be Sunday for Modesto resident, Betty J. Womack, 71, who died Dec. 18.

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Eugene and Louise Hawk, Mrs. Womack worked at Rebs Bakery and for Service America and Canteen at Owens Brockway Glass Plant Cafeteria in Tracy for 15 years.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James Womack of Modesto; children, Gene Womack, and his wife, Phyllis, of Manteca, Kathy McCasland, and her husband, Bill, and Kenny and Karen Womack, all of Modesto; sister, Shirley Pringle, and her husband, Bob, of Concord; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Rhonda Jean Womack; parents, Gene and Louise Hawk; and brother, Richard Hawk.

Sundays memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. at 1824 Ricky Ave., in Modesto.

*  BOBBIE EUGENE WOMACK,   Aug. 3, 1934 – Oct. 12, 2007

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 from 5 p.m., at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel for Bobbie Eugene Womack, 72, of Biggs, CA.  He passed away Friday, October 12, 2007 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico.
Bobbie was born August 3, 1934 in Logan County, Oklahoma.  He was a long time Butte County resident and worked years in construction and farming.  He enjoyed gardening, having planted many trees and flowers around the yard with his wife, Audrey.  He was a self-taught artist and also enjoyed spending time with his hound dogs.  He was a member of the Loyal order of Moose Gridley no. 1594.  He will be missed by his grandchildren and lifelong friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Audrey, of Biggs, CA;  three sons:  Robert Womack of Cordova, TN,  Rick Womack of Gridley,  CA and Ronnie Womack of Paradise, CA;  five daughters:  Beverly Henry of Morgan City, LA,  Pamela Swanson of Seward, AK,  Vivid Womack of Washington DC, MD.  Vienna Esmalda of Chico, CA,  Paula Reese of Pawhuska, OK.  He is also survived by his mother,  Mary Hale of Sacramento;  three brothers:  James Childers of Hillsborough, OR,  Calvin Hale of Oroville, CA,  Joe Hale of Mena, AR;  three sisters:  Wanda Hale of Sacramento, CA,  Geraldine Sanderson of Sacramento, CA and Florabel Harris of Orland, CA;  and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Private Inturment will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.

* CARL WILLIAM WOMACK,     Nov. 4, 1930 - Mar. 16, 2001

Staff reports

Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 21 for Carl W. Womack, who died March 16, 2001, at Carson Tahoe Hospital, Carson City. He was 70.

Mr. Womack was born Nov. 4,1930, at Long Beach, Calif., and had been a resident of South Lake Tahoe for the past 13 years. Before his retirement he worked for General Telephone Company for 27 years. After moving to South Lake Tahoe he worked for Grant Wolf Inc., as a courier and was co-owner of Lake Tahoe Apartments.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Marilyn Milholland of South Lake Tahoe; sons, Carl Womack of Orange, Calif., Gary Womack of Simi Valley, Calif., Shane Womack of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Denny Womack of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brothers, Roy Womack of Los Alamitos, Calif., and Jim Womack of Simi Valley; sisters, Audrie Wyant of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., and Martha Hinkley of San Clemente, Calif.; former wife, Jimmie Ann Lane of Long Beach, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. March 21 at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

Donations in Mr. Womack's memory may be made to Hospice of the Lake, 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

CAROLYN JOAN LIMA nee WOMACK,    Apr. 10. 1938 – Jan. 14, 2009   

W. In Loving Memory of Carolyn W. Lima April 10, 1938 to January 14, 2009 Born in Lincoln, IA, to Herbert E. Womack and Bonnie Anna Laura Bruner Womack, Carolyn Joan Womack graduated from University of Texas earning her B.A. and North Texas State College earning a M.S. in Library Science. She married John at the USNA in 1958. Carolyn retired from a long career as Librarian for the San Diego Public Library and city of Chula Vista, specializing in children's literature. With John, she taught cooking classes and created the A to Zoo reference books while also avidly pursuring her love of Quilting and other creative endeavors. Carolyn is survived by her children Richard, Jean and John; grandchild Courtney; sister Juanita Resoner and brothers William and Robert Womack. Celebration of Life February 7, 2009, 10 a.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117. The family requests donations to the San Diego Public Library Foundation (www. supportmylibrary.org) 820

*   CHERYL LYNN DELANEY CANN nee WOMACK,    Dec. 21, 1947 – Sep. 25, 2011

Cheryle (Womack) Cann, age 63 of Rancho Cucamonga, passed away on Sept. 25,2011 at San Antonio Hospital due to complications from heart surgery. She was born in El Centro, CA on 12/21/47 to Melvin (deceased) and Ruth Womack. She spent her childhood in Pomona and graduated from Pomona High School in 1965. She is survived by four children, Michael (Christy) Delaney, Jodi (Bill) Stempke, Erin (Armando) Bermudez and Robert Cann, Brother Gary (Kim) Womack, Mother Ruth Womack and five grandchildren Alexander, Ethan, Regan, Ian and Addison. Service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Tuesday Oct.11,2011 at 10:15 A.M. at staging area 2. She will be laid to rest with her husband David who preceded her in death on March 24,2011.

Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on October 9, 2011

*   DANIEL CURRY WOMACK,   Feb. 14, 1930 – Aug. 8, 2005

Services for Daniel C. "D.C." Womack will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Turlock Funeral Home followed by burial at Turlock Memorial Park.  Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. Friday until service time.  Mr. Womack, 75, died Monday at his home in Turlock.

Womack was born in Stigler, Oklahoma and moved to Turlock in 1944.  After attending Turlock High School, he worked as a truck driver for the Stamper family.  He was also employed by International Paper and Paul Strickland concrete until he went to work for T.I.D., where he was a construction superintendent until his retirement.

His hobbies were horses and cows, which included roping, cutting, penning and branding.  He was a past member of the Penning Association.

Womack is survived by his wife, Bonnie Womack, of Turlock; son, Gary Womack of Denair; daughters, Kathy Green of Denair and Peggy Garcia of Turlock; sisters, Charlotte Chipponeri and Berniece Winter of Hilmar and Patsy Turner of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; brothers, Jack Womack of Yuba City and Calvin Womack of Hanford; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.


Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

* DAPHETON IRA "DICK" WOMACK,  January 22, 1917 – June 27, 1999

Dapheton Ira "Dick" Womack, 82, of Modesto died Sunday at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto. Mr Womack was a native of Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 64 years. He formerly owned Modesto Auto Brokers. He is survived by his children, Ray Fred, Shirley and Larry; sister, Joyce and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services were conducted. Cunningham's Affordable Burial & Cremation Centers in charge of arrangements.

MODESTO BEE, San Joaquin Valley, California

Serving Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties

*    REV. DAVID ALFRED WOMACK,    Jun. 14, 1933 – Feb. 25, 2009 

David Womack was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 14, 1933 to Alfred Ray and Jean Munro Womack. He went to be with the lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the age of 75. Rev. Womack had been an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for 50 years. During his early years of ministry, he served as a missionary, along with his family, in Bogota, Columbia. After returning to the U.S., Rev. Womack worked at the Assemblies of God headquarters in Springfield, Mo, where he served as home secretary at the Division of Foreign Missions. He promoted the work of missions all over the U.S. and the world. Rev. Womack authored more than 1 dozen books and he pastored churches in Texas, Arizona and California.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Laura Barbara
Womack, daughters, Joyce Barbara Moore and her husband Richard and Carol Jean Erlandson. Grandchildren, Michael Aaron and Jonathan Edward Slaton, Ryan, Margaret and Kyle Moore. Other survivors include his sister Ruth Lucero, Brother Daniel R. Womack and Sister Mary Gustafson all of Spokane, WA.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Whitton Family Funeral Service, 740 W. 19th street in Merced. Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Merced First Assembly of God Church, 1350 Yosemite Pkwy. Burial will follow at Winton Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced

Note: I spoke with David many times over the years and had the privilege of meeting David several years ago when he was in Vancouver, WA., visiting family. He loved family history, he will be missed.   RGW

*  DELLA MAY SUTHERLAND WOMACK nee CRABTREE,  Oct. 16, 1913 – Jan. 14, 2005 

Della Womack passed away January 14, 2005, in Garberville.

Born October 16, 1913, in Briceland to Robert and Edna Crabtree she was a life long resident of Humboldt County.

Della was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna Crabtree and her sister, Stella Crabtree.

Della is survived by her six children, Robert Sutherland, Mae McKulusky, Eugene Sutherland, Calvin Womack, Doyle Womack and June Wilburn. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many other relatives.

Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at 11:00 A.M. at Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary.

Interment will follow at Woods Ranch Family Cemetery in Briceland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary where friends may call Monday, January 17, 2005, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Published in the Eureka Times-Standard on 1/16/2005.

*  DONALD RAY WOMACK,   Dec. 11, 1936 – Feb. 22, 2012   

Donald Ray Womack Went home to be with the Lord Feb. 22, 2012 in Visalia, CA. He was born December 11, 1936. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Elbert Elisah Parker & Minnie Lornie Parker, parents Jake Womack & Lida Rosella Parker, Uncles David Parker & Jessie Parker, one sister. He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Womack, Tina Womack, Wanda Jean Womack; two granddaughters; one grandson; two great grandchildren. Uncle Allen Pete Parker & Aunt Ruby of Visalia; Sisters, Dorothy Mae Day, Frances Louise Womack of Visalia, Wonda Jean Womack-Peschel & husband Ronnie of Oak Harbor, Washington, Billie Elaine Enos & husband Larry of Visalia; brothers, James Richard Womack & wife Debi, Tommy Gene Womack & wife Janet all of Visalia, several nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service to be held at the Farmersville Church of God, 1132 E. Ash, Farmersville on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Pot luck to follow in the fellowship hall & please bring your favorite dish. Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com

*  EMOGENE ELINORE WOMACK nee DILLARD,  Nov. 9, 1933 – May 25, 2010

Festival’s Jeannie Womack loses battle to cancer

First it was the Elk Grove Mothers Club fundraiser for the elementary school; then it was Barbara McDaniel’s name associated with Elk Grove’s annual rite of spring.

But for the past 38 years, the names of the Elk Grove Western Festival and Jeannie Womack have been synonymous: you didn’t say one without the other.

That era came to an end May 25, 2010 when Emogene (Jeannie) Dillard Womack died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 76.

Services will take place Saturday, May 29.

She became involved with the Western Festival and the Miss Elk Grove beauty pageant associated with it, and served her first of many terms as president in 1974. And she chaired the parade as well, many times serving both as president and parade chair.

Granddaughter Heather Womack Ludlow who co-chaired the parade with her grandmother for a year and then took over for the next two years, said, “(Jeannie) worked at the parade for so long because she loved to see the children’s faces light up with big smiles at the parade.”

Keith Gebers, grand marshal in 2008 said, “I worked with Jeannie on several Western Festival parades as an announcer. She was a tireless worker and contributed a lot to the heritage of the community.”

And co-festival worker Norm DeYoung added, “I worked with Jeannie for seven very wonderful years. She was always on top of it and so good at bringing diverse groups together. She ran a beautiful ship for close to 40 years and I will miss her.”

Emogene Dillard was born Nov. 9, 1933 to Walter and Genevieve Morris Dillard of Wilton. Her grandparents were C.W. and Emma Dillard for whom Dillard Road and Dillard School are named.

Jeannie helped with the chores at the family’s dairy farm at the corner of Dillard and Davis roads. She attended Dillard Elementary School, which was located then at the site of the current Wilton Fire Department station.

In 1951 she married Norman Womack when they were both seniors at Elk Grove High School, and they both graduated in 1952.

Her next years were busy in raising the couple’s four children and participating in numerous youth activities including four years as den mother for Cub Scout Pack 179, Girl Scout leader, and helping with the Elk Grove Swim Team at the park pool as well as Little League.

When the children were older she went to work for the state of California in the Health and Welfare Data Center and stayed for 23 years, retiring in 1990.

Elk Grove named her as its Citizen of the Year in 1978, and in 1994 the Cosumnes Community Services District dedicated a park in her name at 9340 Castleview Drive in the Laguna Creek area of Elk Grove.

Friend David Simpson said, “In 1978 Jeannie was named Citizen of the Year. In my estimation she is Elk Grove’s Citizen of the Century.”

Husband Norman also retired in 1990 and the couple found time to stay at the family cabin in Bodega Bay, travel in their RV and fish. The family said Jeannie was proud of out-fishing Norman, and held the family record with a 46-pound salmon.

Mrs. Womack is survived by her husband Norman of Elk Grove; and children David Womack and wife Gail and Phillip Womack and wife Peg all of Elk Grove, Debbie Baker and husband Bob of Wilton, and Pam Epps and husband Paul of Acampo.

Grandchildren and spouses include Heather and Jesse Ludlow, Robert and Robin Womack, Felicia and Anthony Suine, Matthew Womack, Amber and Josh Baker, Ellen and Ron Dynes, Mike and Linda Youngblood, David and Hope Youngblood, Miranda Baker, Michael Baker, Rebecca Chan and Jennifer and Nathan Lambson.

Mrs. Womack was the sister of Shirley Dillard Jackson and husband John of Wilton; aunt of Janna and Tracy Jackson and Brian Womack; and great-grandmother of 20.

Her motto for living was “You only get out of your community what you put into it.” Granddaughter Heather added that one of her favorite sayings was “Darn, darn, darn,” and that she taught all her grandchildren to say that. Son David commented that she always found time for her two dogs, Mickie and Minnie.

Pastor Neal Harrell of Point Pleasant United Methodist Church will officiate at Saturday’s services that begin at 10 a.m. at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary Chapel, 9189 East Stockton Blvd. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

GERALD ALLEN WOMACK,     Oct. 16, 1927 – Sep. 11, 2005


Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005

Gerald Womack

Gerald Womack, a resident of Porterville, died there Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.  He was 77.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel in Porterville.  A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Porterville First Church of the Nazarene in Porterville, with the Rev. Mark Pitcher officiating.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Womack was a native of El Centro, and a resident of Porterville for 60 years.  He owned Womack Realty, a U.S. Navy veteran, and was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Porterville and Porterville First Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathryn Womack of Springville; one son, William Womack of Springville; two daughters, Cheri Fitton of Strathmore and Kari Wills of Porterville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Homer Womack; and three sisters, Vivian Penny, Gladys Kennedy and Wynona Scott.

Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

*   GLADYS WINCHESTER nee WOMACK,   May 7, 1908 – Feb. 1, 1984  

Gladys Womack Winchester, born May 7, 1908 in Arkansas, passed away Febraury 1, 1984 in Costa Mesa. She is survived by her husband, L.S. Winchester, three sons, William of Scotts Valley, California, Ralph of Santa Ana and Ray of Costa Mesa; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother Huel Womack of Arkansas and one sister Mary Lewis of Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Town and Country Hospice, 12681 Pala Dr, Garden Grove, CA 92641"

Obituary from the "Daily Pilot" newspaper, Saturday, February 4, 1984
Costa Mesa, Orange County, California

Submitted by;  Jana Hertz

* GRACE MARIE WOMACK nee Shafer, Nov. 19, 1921 - Nov. 17, 2000

Gracemarie Womack, 78, of San Diego and Stonewood (near Pine Cove), died of heart failure on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home in San Diego.

Mrs. Womack was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Dubuque, Iowa.

She was a longtime Stonewood and Idyllwild resident and was a member of the Idyllwild Garden Club and the Friends of Idyllwild Arts, a group no longer functioning. She also belonged to the San Diego chapter of Cancer Victims and Friends.

She had been a resident of Idyllwild since 1985, and lived here continually until around 1996. She became a part-time resident after that.

A housewife, writer and photographer, she produced more than 3,000 cards of Idyllwild scenes that were sold through local shops from 1988 to 1992. Her love of Idyllwild was apparent in the photos she took of the area. When Mrs. Womack first came to Idyllwild, there were no picture cards of the area.

She was the first person to make picture cards. Internment was private, and her ashes were scattered at sea.

Mrs. Womack is survived by her husband, Stanley E. Womack.

*  GREGORY JAMES WOMACK,   Aug. 6, 1985 – Feb. 5, 2007

Gregory James Womack of Elk Grove died Feb. 5, 2007 at the age of 20. He was born Aug. 6, 1985.
Mr. Womack is survived by his parents, De Vona and Jayson Wait and Glen and Pam Womack; brothers and sister Aaron, Chris, Nick, Bryan and Ashley Womack; and grandparents Leonard Hintz and Wanda Womack.
Burial services were held at South East Lawn Memorial Park, Elk Grove.

*   GUY ROY WOMACK,   Oct. 12, 1922 – Apr. 24, 1976

Guy Roy Womack, 53, died at home yesterday. A native of Oklahoma, he had been a Modesto resident since 1935.

He was a private trucker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. He was a veteran, serving in the US Army during World War II.

Survivors are his widow, Ann B. Womack, Modesto; children, Mike Womack, Dennis Womack, Guy Womack, Roylene Womack, Loretta Gutierrez, Patsy Solano, all of Modesto; Guylene Gordon, Ceres, and Roxana Deason of Arizona; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Womack of Modesto. He was the brother of Joyce Barker, Betty Miller and Ira Womack, all of Modesto.
He also is survived by 20 grandchildren.

*  HAZEL LEONARD WOMACK, nee INCE, Jan. 13, 1900 - Oct. 17, 1997

Source: The Sacramento Bee, October 20, 1997, Page: B6  
Pacific Rim; Northern California
Hazel L. Womack Ince, who came to Northern California as a baby traveling in a covered wagon at the turn of the century, wasn't about to let any hardships get in the way of enjoying her life.
Mrs. Ince, who died Saturday in a Carmichael nursing home at the age of 97, first began to lose her eyesight in her 70s. By her 80s, she was legally blind. But that didn't stop her from maintaining her home or knocking down the pins at the bowling alley.
"This I ought to tell you about Hazel," said her sister-in-law, Norma Womack. "She was blind, but she bowled awfully well. She just aimed at the light at the end of the alley. She was doing that until she was well past 80."
Until recent years, Mrs. Ince maintained a home in Carmichael, cooking and caring for herself.
It was to be expected from the last surviving child of the 10 children of settlers Michael Green Womack and Margaret Clara Womack. Mrs. Ince's father was a gold miner and a blacksmith who prospected for gold until he was in his 80s.
Mrs. Ince was the widow of Jack Ince. During the 1940s and '50s, they spent nine years traveling the United States by car, stopping from time to time as Mr. Ince earned money repairing typewriters and adding machines and Mrs. Ince took up waitressing jobs. The couple had no children.
In Sacramento, Mrs. Ince dipped chocolates at a K street candy store and worked as a waitress well into her 70s. For years, she was a dining room waitress at the downtown Elks Temple.
"I know she was a good waitress and she kept the customers loaded with coffee and butter, because then the tips were better," her sister-in-law said.
At Mrs. Ince's request, no services will be held and internment will be private. Donations may be made in her name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

*  HELEN LUCILLE WOMACK nee RICHARDS,   Apr. 10, 1913 - Mar. 23, 2009  

Helen Lucille Womack, 95, of El Centro passed away peacefully March 23, 2009.
She was born April 10, 1913 to Virgil Richards and Jessie Wells Richards in rural Fordsville, Kentucky. Her family left their home in Kentucky the first part of April in 1920, just before Helen's seventh birthday, and took the train to Holtville. Helen first attended Alamitos School outside Holtville. After the family moved into town, she completed her K-12 schooling in Holtville, graduating from high school in 1931, and from the Kelsey Jenney Business College in 1933. She met her future husband, J.D., during the first year of college and they were married September 8, 1934, in Winterhaven, California. After college, she worked briefly for Walter Gary, the County Auditor, and then at the Red Cross for the remainder of the year. She then became an accomplished and dedicated homemaker. After living briefly in Brawley and El Centro, J.D. and Helen moved to Calexico in 1936 where they lived for many years. He managed and co-owned Womack Chevrolet in Calexico. Helen moved to El Centro several years after J.D.'s death in 1996.
Helen was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Calexico and the church women's group. She joined the Woman's Improvement Club of Calexico in 1938 and was an active member until her death. She was a life member of the Imperial County Historical Society. Since moving to El Centro, she has been a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D.; her sisters, Jewel B and Viola; and her brother, Arthur.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane and son-in-law Wesley Wilson of Bend, OR; by her son, Jerry and daughter-in-law Patti Womack of El Centro; grandchildren, Michael Wilson of Bend, OR; Maura Perry of Portland, OR; Jenece Tagg of El Cajon, CA; J.D. Womack of El Centro, CA; Mindy Obuljen of Santee, CA; and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the El Centro First Baptist Church, 7th. and Orange, on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Woman's Improvement Club of Calexico in honor of Helen.

*  JEFFREY ALTON WOMACK,     Aug. 11, 1953 – Aug. 23, 2009    

Jeffrey Alton Womack, age 56, of Redding, passed away on August 23, 2009 at Shasta Regional Medical Center.
Jeffrey was born in Redding, California on August 11, 1953. Following in the footsteps of his father, he worked in construction most of his life. An avid nature and animal lover, he enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping, bird watching and all the outdoors had to offer him. He also enjoyed Nascar racing (his hero was Dale Earnhardt) and had a penchant for fast cars.
He is survived by his sister Kathryn Womack and her family; and his brother Christopher Womack and his family.
Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Published in Redding Record Searchlight on August 27, 2009

*   JEWEL DOT WOMACK nee HURST,   Nov. 1, 1928    Apr. 16, 2011

Jewel Dot Womack was born in Eufaula, Okla. on Nov. 1, 1928, and went to be with the Lord on April 16.

She is survived by her children, Karen Proffer of North Carolina, Johny Dennis of Missouri and Pamela Ballard of Turlock; nine grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 20 at Turlock Memorial Park. Services were held at 2 p.m. the same day. Internment was at Turlock Memorial Park.

Please share your memories and condolences at www.turlockmemorialpark.com.

*  JIM DALE WOMACK, SR.,      December 27, 1934 - October 31, 2011

Jim was born in Holdenville, OK and moved to Merced in 1938. He has been a resident of Winton for the last 37 years.
Jim worked for Merced Motor Parts and Ludd's Auto Parts. He was the "go-to" guy and if you didn't know what you needed he could help you. Jim's passion was auto racing of any kind. He started drag racing at Ballico Airport in the 60's and built his own engines. He held the American Hot Rod Assoc. Acceleration Record in 1964 at Fresno Dragways, ¼ mile c 94.73mph. If it had anything to do with cars, he was the man to talk to. His legacy will remain in everyone that he gave advice to about cars.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Doyle Womack and Ruby Dunn; sister, Doris Coleman; and grandson, Eric Pederson.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of 58 years; daughter, Debra Reynolds (Tom); son, Jim Womack (Karel); 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.

* JOHN ALFRED WOMACK, JR.  January 31, 1931 - December 14, 2010   

John Alfred Womack, Jr, resident of Long Beach, passed away on Tuesday, December 14th. He was born in Halifax County, VA and served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War. After the war, John moved to California in 1957. There he met his future wife, Almeta, and they were married in May of 1960. A driven entrepreneur with a love and interest in animals, he started his first business in Bellflower in 1964: a retail tropical fish and pet store called Tiki's Tropical Fish. John was recognized for his ingenuity and innovation in the retail pet industry, and at one time Tiki's had three bustling locations in the Southern California area. He owned and managed Tiki's for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He also created and operated two other businesses. One that built and sold aquarium stands to local pet stores, and a second, called Century Trend, that manufactured quality bedroom furniture for water bed retailers around the country. In all of his business dealings John was known for his honesty and integrity.
After retiring in 1995, John returned to a hobby he had enjoyed as a young teen: raising and racing homing pigeons. Not satisfied with just racing, he was also the president of the Compton Pigeon Club for four years and was one of the main organizers of the AU2006 National Convention. He enjoyed the raising and breeding of pigeons, the competition of the race, and the camaraderie of his fellow pigeon racers and club members. He was active with his hobby up until the day he passed away.
John made many personal friends and business associates during his life. He was always a personable and enthusiastic person, ready to share a personal story or experience. He was a "renaissance man" in all areas of his life; a self-starter with a lot of common sense and ability to figure things out. He instilled in his children, by example, the value and importance of hard work, honesty, and integrity when dealing with others. He enjoyed time with his family, especially on their long road trips across the United States.
John is survived by his wife, Almeta, their three sons, Mark, Bryan, and Kevin; two grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lucille Thurman, Bob Womack, Judy Collier, Gerald Womack, and Kenny Womack. A private memorial service will he held in January

*   JOHN PAUL WOMACK,    Feb, 4, 1923 – Jan. 22, 2009  

John Paul Womack, longtime resident of Oxnard, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2009. He was 85.

John was born in 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, and resided in Andersonville, Tenn., until joining the United States Navy at age 17. The family moved to California in 1957. In addition to serving in the Navy from 1940 to 1960, he worked for the civil service at Point Mugu until his retirement in the late 70s.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Johnson; daughter, Audrey Rader; son, Thomas Womack; grandchildren, Coriander, Orion, Isaiah and Tessa Womack, Kristine Gallegos, and April Westbrook; and great-grandchildren, TJ and Isabella Gallegos.

He was predeceased by his parents, William Thomas and Evaline Hatcher Womack; sister, Grace McDonald; and son, Charly Womack.

He was a loving father and mother to his three children. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.

* JOLENE GRACE WOMACK nee Johnston, Sep.15, 1934 - Nov. 16, 1992
Source: Los Angeles Daily News, November 18, 1992, Page: N13
Region: Pacific Rim; Los Angeles Metro, California
Womack, Jolene G., 58, of Simi Valley, postal clerk. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with services to be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary, Simi Valley. Private burial.
Obituary information in Area Deaths is a free service of the Daily News. Details are provided by the appropriate funeral homes.

* JUANITA FAY WOMACK,  Jan. 4, 1911 - Sep. 25, 1995

September 28, 1995
Source: The Orange County Register
Pacific Rim; Southern California
Juanita Fay Craig, 84, of Norco and formerly of Orange County, a homemaker, died Monday of natural causes. Memorial services at 2 p.m. today at Grace Fellowship Church, Norco. Arrangements by Shannon-Donegan Mortuary, Orange.
Survived by her daughters, Charlotte Johnston of Palm Desert and Monti Godsey of Norco; son, Bobby, of Nevada; sister, Margie Lauriemore of Riverside; brother, James Womack of Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Source:  Roger Womack,     MLWomack@aol.com

* KAREN CALEEN WOMACK nee BENTON, March 12, 1959 -  Dec. 7, 2001

Karen Caleen Benton Womack passed away Dec. 7, 2001, in San Francisco.

Karen was born at Luke Air Force Base on March 12, 1959, in Phoenix, Ariz., to her parents, Della Josephine Raven and Wallis Lee Benton. She grew up in California surrounded by her sisters, Kathy and Donna, and her brother, Bill.

Karen later moved to San Francisco, where she met and married her husband, Tim Womack. There they blossomed as artists and were certified by the City and County of San Francisco Art Commission to sell their artwork.

Karen and Tim brought two beautiful children into the world, Shoshone and Brett. Shone and Brett have followed in their parents' creative footsteps. Shone is a gifted writer, who has contributed her writings to newsletters. Brett is an experienced actor, who has had starring and supporting roles in numerous plays at various venues. Her children were the joy of her life and she loved them dearly.

Karen was making transitions in her life which were demanding, yet hopeful and positive. She had recently completed course work at Bryman College and was finishing her internship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco. This was a hard fought accomplishment and all in her family were extremely proud of her.

Karen was also growing in her faith and had been baptized in April of this year into the Roman Catholic Church. The Christian Community of the Star of the Sea in the diocese of San Francisco, joyfully welcomed her and recognized in Karen the beautiful and sensitive person that she was.

In addition to leaving behind her children, husband, mother, sister and brother, she will be missed by her many nephews and nieces, extended family members and friends, all who have been blessed by having had Karen in their lives.

There can be comfort in knowing that Karen is at home with her sister, Kathy, and that together they are in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Mortuary in Westlake Village.

December 15, 2001

LEON RENE WOMACK,  Mar. 3, 1930 - Jan. 2, 2001

Leon R. Womack, 70, of San Mateo, died suddenly, Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at his home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home of Palatka.

*LILLIAN L.  FISHER WOMACK nee GEACH,   Oct. 4, 1923 – Dec. 30, 2011

Was born in Grass Valley, California on October 4, 1923. She left us at the age of 88 on December 30, 2011 in Sacramento. Her family was able to celebrate one last Christmas Eve together in her home. She was a wonderful and cherished Mother, Grandmother of 9 and Great Grandmother to 11, whom she loved deeply.

Lillian's parents William James and Lorraine Geach (nee Trathen), whose relatives came from Cornwall, England, preceded her in death. William followed in his Father's footsteps and was trained as a master carpenter. As a contractor, he built many beautiful homes in Grass Valley. Lorraine was a professional seamstress who was well known for her talents, and had a small business with her sister, Bernice Thomas, for many years. Lillian's brother, William F. Geach also preceded her in death. Both he and Lillian graduated from Mt. St. Mary's Academy in Grass Valley and began their careers in the business world soon after. Lillian was an Executive Secretary with the Employment Development Department and retired from there after more than 30 years of employment. She worked in several Branches, as well as in the Director's Office. She was an inspiration to other secretaries and commended for her outstanding skills and achievements.

Lillian was married to Arthur A. Fisher and they had four children. They divorced and she wed Maurice E. Womack, a Veteran of World War II. 'Ed' served with the 494th Bomb Group ('Kelley's Kobras'), 7th Air Force. They were married for 43 years and enjoyed golfing, playing cards/games and traveling together after retirement. After Ed died in 1996, Lillian continued golfing with the Executive Ladies Golf Club and Bradshaw Ranchettes. She made many friendships through golf, which she kept after she could no longer play.

Lillian leaves behind her daughter Diane Borden, sons Robert Fisher, James Fisher and John (Jack) Fisher, and their families. We all remember the good times and family picnics shared with the Scofield cousins in Grass Valley. It was also a treat for her to see performances at the Cosmo Theater this last year with her sister-in-law Mary Geach. She has left a wonderful legacy and passed on her values, as well as the love and importance of family. We are very fortunate to have had so many years together and our treasured memories of her will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the . Burial arrangements are not finalized, but will be private.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on January 4, 2012

MARI  RITA WOMACK nee NALL,  Aug. 21, 1942 – Jun. 7, 2011 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mari Rita Nall Womack, 68, of California, formerly of Advance, passed away last week.

She was the daughter of Truman and Rita Van Gennip Nall. After graduating from Advance High School, she moved to California with her husband, Roland Womack.

Womack attended UCLA where she earned a doctorate in anthropology. Dr. Womack wrote several books, including "Being Human," "Introduction to Medical Anthropology" and "Symbols and Meaning." She taught anthropology at UCLA; El Camino College; Santa Monica College, where she was presented with the Alpha Gamma Sigma Instructional Excellence Award; and several other institutions of higher learning.

She was a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and a scriptwriter for the PBS television series "Faces of Culture." She was an international broadcaster with Voice of America, appeared on the "Today" show, and was quoted in several periodicals, including The New York Times. But mostly she will be remembered for her sense of fun and her unfailing generosity to her loved ones, colleagues and students.

Womack is survived by her three loving children, Gregory Womack of Nevada, Jeffrey Womack of Oregon, Laura Womack of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; two dear brothers, James Nall of Advance and Eugene Nall of Scott City; as well as Roland Womack of California.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, Mo. The Rev. William Hennecke will officiate. Burial will be at Glennon Cemetery.

MARY ESTHER WOMACK nee WELLS,    May 13, 1943 - Jul. 26, 1992            African American

The Orange County Register  July 27, 1992   page;  f03

Singer Mary Wells, who in the 1960s had teen-agers snapping their fingers to "My Guy" and other tales of love lost and found, died Sunday after a long bout with cancer. She was 49.  Wells, who underwent surgery for cancer of the larynx in August 1990, died at the University of Southern California's Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Center, said her daughter, Stacy Womack. She had been hospitalized there for several months.
Along with Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, Temptations and Four Tops, Wells helped break down the era's musical segregation.
In 1961 through 1964, she hit the Top 10 in the pop charts with "The One Who Really Loves You," "You Beat Me to the Punch," "Two Lovers" and her signature "My Guy," all written or co-written by Robinson, a fellow Motown Records star.  "In 1964, Mary Wells was our big, big artist," said Lucy Gordy Wakefield, Motown's first sales chief. "I don't think there's any audience with an age of 30 through 50 that doesn't know the words to `My Guy.' "  When Wells was diagnosed with cancer, the two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker had no medical insurance and lost her modest home in Los Angeles when she couldn't pay rent.
The Washington, DC-based Rhythm and Blues Foundation raised more than $50,000 to pay for her medical bills. Diana Ross gave $15,000, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen $10,000 each and the Temptations $5,000.  After the operation, Wells underwent chemotherapy. In June 1991, doctors found the cancer was spreading and she began an experimental drug regimen. She resumed chemotherapy late in 1991, said Steve Cohen, her manager for more than 13 years.  Wells married and divorced Cecil Womack, the brother of musician Bobby Womack. She is survived by four children, Cecil Womack Jr., Stacy Womack, Harry Womack and Sugar Womack, and by a brother, Fletcher Wells.

*  MELVIN THURSTON WOMACK,    April 1, 1926 - April 21, 2004

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Melvin T. Womack, 78, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in his home.
Chapel services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the mortuary. Pastor Michael Beach of First Baptist Church of El Centro will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.
Mr. Womack was born April 1, 1926, in El Centro.
He began his lifetime of service to the Imperial Valley in his teens as a volunteer firefighter.
Mr. Womack married Jonell Withrow in First Baptist Church in El Centro on July 17, 1948.
He joined the U.S. Army/Air Force during World War II and served as a B-29 waist gunner.
After being honorably discharged as a sergeant, he started his 32-year career with the El Centro Fire Department, from which he retired as an assistant chief in 1978.
His involvement with the Boy Scouts of America began during his high school years and continued through adulthood. He also participated in activities with the Fire Department's Troop 73. He became a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and served for many years on the governing board of the Desert Trails Council for the Boy Scouts, which earned him the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.
Mr. Womack was a founding member of the De Anza Rescue Unit, served several times as president of the Kiwanis Club of El Centro and served on the El Centro employees federal credit union board of directors.

Survivors include his wife, Jonell Womack of El Centro; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Cynthia Womack of Knoxville, Tenn.; son, David Womack of El Centro; daughter and son-in-law, Lynell and James Koehler of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Shirley Womack of Pine Valley; granddaughters and their husbands, Sherry and Bob Scott of Katy, Texas, and Jennifer and David Olivares of Red Oak, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.

*  MILDRED ELIZABETH WOMACK nee THRUSH,   Sep. 22, 1921 – Mar. 29, 2011   

Mildred Womack was born in Wichita, Kansas September 22, 1921. She passed away on March 29, 2011 in Fresno, CA after a brief illness. Prior to residing in Fresno, Mildred was a 50-year resident of Manteca.

As a young child, Mildred traveled across the country with her parents and sisters as the family picked cotton and fruit on their way to California, finally settling in Calaveras County. She later attended Calaveras High School. As an adult, Mildred worked as an Ambulance Orderly for San Joaquin County Hospital where she met her late husband Ralph H. Womack. They were married for 46 years until his death in 1989. Mildred was also preceded in death by her parents Warren and Amanda Thrush, daughters Virginia and Nora, sisters Mable Pereira and Alberta Salmina and her good friend Leo Loduca whom she had known when both were teenagers in the late 1930s. Mildred is survived by her daughter Sheila Kernohan (Robin) of Fresno, son Ralph M. Womack (Marie) of Stockton, grandchildren Amy Holt (John) of Clovis, Trevor Womack, Sr., Lynde Munoz (Rue), and Jeremy Womack, all of Stockton. Mildred was also proud that she had 8 great-grandchildren. Mildred had a little known talent of being able to play the harmonica. Whenever she would decide to play a few tunes, the self-taught harmonica player would surprise many people. Mildred was an accomplished homemaker who enjoyed gardening and listening to jazz. Visitation will be held at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home on Monday April 4, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the East Union Cemetery in Manteca.

ORVILLE WALKER WOMACK,  May 2, 1917 – Dec. 15, 1993     

December 15, 1993:  Graveside services for Orville Walker Womack, 76, will be at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area one. He died Sunday of a heart attack at St. Bernardine's Medical Center. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet.

Mr. Womack, who was born in Farmington, Mo., lived in Hemet 17 years. He was a locksmith for the San Francisco Port Authority for 16 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1934 to 1956. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Fleet Reserve, Chapter 48.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Claire, and brothers, Chester of Elk Grove, William of Sacramento and Fred of Farmington, Mo.

Source:   Riverside, CA;  The Press-Enterprise;  December 15, 1993; Page: B04

*   PATRICIA ANN WOMACK SMITH nee STOUT,   Oct.31, 1936 – Feb. 18, 2006

Patricia Ann Smith, 69, of San Jacinto, died Feb. 18 at her home.  Memorial services will be  at 10 a. m. today at First Assembly of God Church in Hemet. Inurnment will be private.
Hemet Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, who was born in Santa Ana, lived in San Jacinto 45 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Daryl Womack of San Jacinto and Rory Womack of Texas; and seven grandchildren.

*  PHILIP AGEE WOMACK,    Nov. 9, 1850 – July 10, 1925    

Philip Agee Womack, a resident of Butte county for over thiry years died at the home of his son Walter Wesley Womack, in Gridley Colony No. 8, west of town, Friday forenoon at about 11 o’clock, after an illness which had been acute only since last Monday.  He had suffered for some time with malaria and had an aggravated ulcer on his hand that resisted healing.  These, combined with the infirmities of age, contributed to his death.
The deceased was born at Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento, November 9, 1850, and had lived in California practically all his life.  He resided for a short time in Idaho.  He came to Butte county over thiry years ago, and resided for a time near Honcut, later moving to Gridley.

Newspaper Gridley Herald July 11, 1925

*   RITA WOMACK nee ECKELMAN,   Sep. 3, 1930 – Sep. 25, 2010 

RITA WOMACK On September 25, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer, Rita Womack died peacefully at her Riverside home.

She was born on September 3, 1930 in Denver, CO to Mary and Paul Eckelman. Rita attended Cathedral High School and Loretta Heights College in Denver. She received her nursing degree from Loretta Heights in 1952 and began her career as an industrial health nurse at a meat packing plant. Rita married Ray Womack on August 30, 1956.

Rita and Ray moved to Riverside in 1960 along with their two young daughters, Paula and Shawn. A third child, David, was born three years later. Rita was active in many Riverside charities and organizations. She was a long-time member of the Riverside Law Alliance (originally known as the Lawyer's Wives of Riverside County.) As a member of the Law Alliance philanthropy committee, she organized donations for many years to Safehouse, a shelter for at-risk teens. She sat on the St. Francis de Sales school board and also tutored children at the school in reading. Along with Dottie Garst, she began the Court Tour Program in the early 1970's, a valuable civics program where elementary school children are given firsthand knowledge of our court system. Although she initially gave up her nursing career to raise a family, Rita returned to work as a public health nurse in the 1980's. After the death of her own mother, Rita worked as a volunteer for Riverside hospice. With a group of fellow hospice volunteers, she was a co-founder of A Moveable Feast, a catering company that served lunch at the Riverside Art Museum and provided catering services throughout the Inland Empire. Rita Womack will always be remembered for her kind spirit, her grace and her generosity. She is survived by her brother Paul, her three children and her three grandchildren - Robert, Rafe and David. She will also be dearly missed by her many loving friends. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Ray. She will be buried along side him at Riverside National Cemetery.

*  RONALD BENTLEY WOMACK, June 13, 1955 - Sep. 13, 1992

Source: Los Angeles Daily News, September 17, 1992, Page: N21
Region: Pacific Rim; Los Angeles Metro, California
Womack, Ronald B., 37, of Burbank, repairman. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Valley Funeral Home, Burbank. Burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Mortuary and Memorial Park, North Hollywood.
Obituary information in Area Deaths is a free service of the Daily News. Details are provided by the appropriate funeral homes.

*  SARAH  MAE RUSSELL nee WOMACK,   Jul. 25, 1924 – Mar. 12, 2006

Sarah May Russell died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at the age of 82.  She was born July 25, 1924 to Charles and Pearl Womack in Dalhart, Texas. She married Neal Russell, whom she met at Mare Island in 1946.
She was a bookkeeper and worked at the old Bank of Amador in Jackson when she moved here from San Andreas. Sarah loved fishing at Silver Lake, and was an excellent seamstress. She was also actively involved in the local cancer support group.  She will be remembered for her cheerful fabric store, Sarah-Ann Fabrics and for her work at Karla Winery until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Neal Russell of Sutter Creek, daughters, Jane Russell Albaini of Sutter Creek, and Christine White of Sebastopol. She is also survived by grandchildren,  Alex Russell Armstrong of Sutter Creek, Caleb, Chelsea, Cherise and Conan White of Sonoma County;  and five great-grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Amador County, P. O. Box 595, Jackson, CA. 95642.
There will be no services at the families request. Inurnment will be private. Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family
danerimmortuary@sbcglobal.net. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

*   SHELDON SCOTT WOMACK,    May 31, 1988 – Apr. 5, 2011

Sheldon Scott Womack, 22, much loved son of David and Jonie Holland, of North Platte, passed away on April 5, 2011, at Redlands, Calif.
Sheldon was born on May 31, 1988, in Fremont, Calif., to Wayne Womack and Jonie Womack (Holland). He attended Vineyard Christian School in Costa Mesa until transferring to Irvine, Calif., public schools for middle and High School years.
He moved to Redlands after High School and attended Crafton Hills Community College and helped his dad with different business ventures.
Sheldon enjoyed traveling with his older brother Justin and family. Some adventures included Jamaica, London, Paris, Mexico, Belize, Hawaii, riding camels in Egypt and visiting family in Kansas and Michigan.
A favorite annual summer excursion was to Sequoia National Park for a weeklong camping trip. He recently had a trip of his lifetime with childhood friend Erin Reed and stepbrother Peter Fischer leaving Southern California in a converted VW van to the tip of Northern California and back.
Sheldon is survived by his mother Jonie (step-dad, David) Holland, of North Platte; father, Wayne (fianc?, Leslie Senstrop) Womack, of Redlands, Calif.; brother, Justin Womack, of New York, N.Y.; half-sister, Lauren Womack, of Redlands, Calif.; grandmother, Norma Wise, of Yucaipa, Calif.; step-brothers and sisters; uncles; aunts; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry (Elizabeth) VanEngelen, Jack Womack; and uncle, Scott Womack
A celebration service commemorating Sheldon's life will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Lighthouse Foursquare Church, of North Platte, with a dessert reception to follow.
Additional funeral services will be in California later this month.

Published in North Platte Telegraph from April 8 to April 9, 2011

*   STEPHANIE LYNN WOMACK,     Apr. 9, 1982 – Nov. 1, 2005

Passed on after a long fight on November 1, 2005.

She is survived by her parents Steven Womack and Cheryl Duryea who were at her bedside at her passing.

She is also survived by her brothers Daniel Womack of San Diego, Richard Holden of Provo, UT and James Holden of Elverta; her grandmother Wanda I Womack of Orangevale, and grandma Kleitgen of Montclair, CA, her step mom Sue Womack and grandmother Marion Oakley.

Stephanie was a graduate of Center High and has lots of friends who will miss her terribly. She died as a result of complications from dialysis due to kidney failure and diabetes.

The family requests instead of Cards or Flowers that all donate to your local diabetes foundation.

There will be a Memorial Service in Montclair, CA.

Her healthy organs were donated and have already helped several.

Hug Your Child Today.

Published in the Sacramento Bee.

STEPHEN MICHAEL  “Mick” WOMACK,    Jan, 27, 1948 – May 9, 2011

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 16, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Moose Family Center in Gridley for Michael “Mick” Womack, 63, of Gridley, California. He passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico of natural causes.

Michael was born January 27, 1948, in Gridley, California. He was a life long resident of Gridley. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on Hot Rods. He also enjoyed playing Wednesday night poker with friends. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Gridley Lodge 1594 and Operating Engineers Union Local 3.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Diane Womack, of Gridley, California; his mother, Beth (Ray) Upton, of Biggs, California; one son, Michael (Jennifer) Womack, of Virginia and one daughter, Vanessa (Don) Carpenter, of Ocean View, Hawaii. He is also survived by two brothers: Don Womack, of Oregon and Rocky Womack, of Willows, California; and seven grandchildren.

*  THOMAS A. WOMACK,  Mar. 2, 1952 – Jun. 30, 2004

Thomas A. Womack, age 52, of Rancho Cucamonga, passed away on June 30, 2004 due to complications resulting from a recent pancreatic surgery at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, CA. At the time of his death Mr. Womack was surrounded by family members and friends. He was a semi-retired as a trained litigation specialist and Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator in insurance claims for the San Bernardino and Riverside county areas for the past 15 years. Born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 2, 1952 to Melvin M. and Ruth Womack, he moved with his family to Pomona, CA in 1953, and graduated from Pomona High School in December 1969. He turned down two commissions to the Naval Academy for the class of 1974 and joined the Army as a combat medical corpsman in 1970. He was a Vietnam era Veteran who ended his military career as a Specialist E5 with Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany. In 1976, Thomas was a missionary student in structor at the Catholic University of Santiago, Institute of Letters in the city of Nunoa in Chile, South America. In his spare time, he aided in the planning and development of religious and educational institutions among the Mapuche Indians of the Barrio of Pudahuel outside the capital city of Santiago. Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Womack earned his AA degree in Social Studies at Mount Sam Antonio College in Walnut, CA in 1977 and a BA degree in Humanities from Cal Poly, Pomona in 1983, with minor degrees in English and Biology. He was awarded membership to The National English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, Rho Xi Chapter in 1983. Prior to joining Farmers Insurance Exchange in 1989 as a liability claim specialist, he was a management representative with the Foodmaker Corporation from 1984 to 1986, and a Sales & Marketing representative with the Southland Corporation from 1986 to 1989. Thomas had a passion for literature and poetry and was the author of numerous poems, short stories and book manuscripts, as well as a number of Editorial Comments for the Progress Bulletin and Daily Report newspapers. He was constantly searching out the historical significance of literature, religion and philosophical evolution as they applied to the individual in contemporary events. A deeply spiritual man, Thomas sought to develop new and effective personal ways to be of the greatest service to God and mankind. He believed that the spirit of service is best found through fellowship with widely diverse individuals who shared a common desire to know and love God. Thomas was preceded in death by his beloved father, Melvin, who passed away on April 9, 2001 and is survived by his mother, Ruth Womack, sister, Cheryle (David) Cann and brother, Gary (Joyce) Womack, all of Rancho Cucamonga, as well as his sons, Sean Andrew Womack of Mission Viejo, CA and Noel (Kelli) Womack of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nephews, all in Southern California. Though Thomas was taken to his heaven ly home at a relatively young age, he will be best remembered by those he cared for as a constant source of continual encouragement to all he met. He will be remembered for always quoting that it is not the quantity of life that one has, but the quality of life that one applies to life itself. Memorial services will be held at Good shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 6080 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA on July 6, 2004 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Cucamonga Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements,
Published in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on 7/4/2004. 

*  THOMAS HOUSTON WOMACK  JR.,     June 22, 1940 - April 15, 2011

 Thomas Houston Womack passed away on April 15, 2011 in Novato, California. Born on June 22, 1940 in Gallatin, Tennessee. Thomas was the son of Jessie Eckel and Thomas Womack, and the beloved stepson of Leon and Nancye Hunter. Thomas graduated from Gallatin High School in 1959, then attended Tennessee Polytechnic University in Cookville, TN where he graduated with a degree in Engineering in 1963. Shortly thereafter, he married Linda Walker. They settled in Novato, California and raised two children. Thomas worked as an engineer for various industries before founding his own filtration manufacturing company, Womack International, in 1980. He put his heart and soul into the company for 31 years, as an incomparable leader, mentor and friend. As one of the pioneers of the two-piece aluminum can manufacturing industry, his expertise was internationally renowned. Thomas loved ideas and innovation, developing multiple patents and participating in new ventures along the way. But above all, Thomas found joy in the day-to-day running of his business and working with the wonderful people he employed. Thomas married Pamela Reed Womack in 1991. They lived in Novato where they enjoyed spending time with friends and neighbors, family and their two Bernese Mountain dogs, Kodi and Rufus. Travel was a big part of Thomas's life, for business and pleasure, and he relished seeing the world. Vacations were a special treat, whether on safari in Africa with his wife Pamela or spending time with his children and grandchildren in Maui. Thomas was also a car buff and spent time at car shows and special events across California. As a member of the Maserati Club, he enjoyed showing and driving various sports cars throughout his life. He is survived by his wife Pamela Reed Womack, his son Britton Ryan Womack and daughter-in-law Kirsten Wedereit Womack, their children Lilly, Griffin and Adeline; and daughter Kelley Womack O'Brien and son-in-law Aaron O'Brien, and their children Raleigh, Callen, and Sutter, all of whom will remember "Big Tom" in a very special way. Two private celebrations are planned to honor Thomas, one in Tennessee, and one in California. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Tiger Haven, a rescue organization for big cats, and a cause that was close to Tom's heart. Donations may be made online at tigerhaven.org or via phone at 865-376-4100.

WENFRED ANTHONY WOMACK,   June 27, 1953 - Feb. 6, 2002    African/American

Wenfred Anthony Womack left this earth for his eternal home on Feb. 6, 2002. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Wenfred was born June 27, 1953, to Willie and Mary Womack in Los Angeles, Calif. After attending neighborhood schools, he graduated from David Star Jordan High School in 1971. Wen, also known as "Tokii," loved to study. He attended UCLA for two years, Ventura College, and in 2000 he was certified in the field of Alcohol and Drug Addiction studies at Oxnard College. Wenfred accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. He was called to the ministry and became an associate minister at the St. Paul Baptist Church in 1981. He loved God and His Word and took his ministry to the jail, the Oxnard Rescue Mission and to the streets.

Wenfred married Velma Ruth Montgomery on July 18, 1981, and to this union was born Karrah Laurice. Wen loved being with family and friends and loved to have fun. He enjoyed camping, sports and dancing. Children loved him and he had a special bond with his nieces and nephews.

Wen worked in many fields, but his love was preaching and counseling people on drug and alcohol addictions. He gave his personal testimony on his own deliverance whenever he had the opportunity. Prior to becoming ill, Wen worked at Americorps, where he provided counseling and other services to veterans. He was respected by co-workers and friends for his charismatic personality and his knowledge in the field.

Wenfred leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Velma; three children, LaShawn Fortune of Inglewood, Wenfred Anthony Womack Jr. of Virginia, and Karrah Laurice Womack of Oxnard; four brothers, Ward B. Womack of Los Angeles, Wayne Womack of Compton, William "Bill" Womack of Palmdale and Darryl Womack of Carson; five sisters, Joanna Holt of Carson, Marian "Penny" Anderson of Arcadia, Pamela Womack of Carson, Debra Womack of Inglewood and Terrlyn "Teri" Melton of Palmdale; and a host of relatives and friends.

Wenfred was preceded in death by his parents; and his younger brother, Derrick "Ricky" Sonier-Womack.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. Funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 12, at St. Paul Baptist Church. Final interment to follow service at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.

Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A St., Oxnard.

Source: Roger Womack   mlwomack@aol.com 

*  WILLIAM HOWARD “RED” WOMACK,      May 16, 1930 – May 21, 2010 

In Memory of William "Red" Womack
William "Red" Womack May 16, 1930 - May 21, 2010 View the image gallery Facts Born: May 16, 1930 Place of Birth: La Mesa, Texas Death: May 21, 2010 Place of Death: Folsom, California Occupation: Retired Navy Hobbies: Working in the Yard, Reading, Time with Good Friends and Family Guestbook Share your thoughts and memories in the guestbook. Sign the guestbook Read the guestbook Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to: Biography William was born in La Mesa, Texas on May 16, 1930. He was the son of Mary E. Womack and Arthur William Womack. There were two other children, Williams older sister Mary Arthur, and older brother Glenn. Times were not easy for Mary and Arthur during those dark days of the Great Depression. Work was hard to find and after some time Mary took her children and moved to California where she had three sisters. Mary found work as a cook, because she was an excellent cook, and was able to support and raise three children on her own. William grew up getting a lot of heckling about his bright red hair and by the time he was a teenager went by the name of "Red". Later Mary moved to Crockett in the Bay Area and worked in the Spreckles Sugar Factory. When Red was a teenager he too worked in the sugar factory and helped to support the family. At one point he considered becoming a minister but there were other interests and that idea was waylaid. Red enjoyed taking his girlfriends to San Francisco to see the big band entertainers and enjoyed the music of artists such as Rosemary Clooney, his very favorite vocalist. After a while Mary remarried. Red then joined the Coast Guard, then later the Navy where he advanced through the years to Chief Petty Officer-E8. He married a young woman, Margaret, and they had two daughters, Debbie and Kathy. Red was overseas for long periods of time during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Marriages struggle at such times and after a while the marriage ended. Red later married Dottie and had a son, Bill, Jr. Sadly, Dottie died when Bill, Jr. was 13. Red then married Grace. Red then had a step-daughter, Marci, who was 17 at the time. He also had a grandson, Jason, by his daughter, Debbie. It was a painful and sad time for Red and Grace when Jason passed away at the age of 10 years old. There were good times though in San Diego. They had some wonderful friends: Pat and Joanie Durkin, Christina and Bill Boller (Red's dearest and closest friend), Joyce and Les Taylor; and Barbara and Terry Hall. They all got together for dinner parties and trips to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Red retired from the Navy after 22 years and also worked for M.Slayen, a ship insulation company. While in San Diego, Reds stepdaughter, Marci, married Vernie Vistro and moved to Folsom where they had two sons, Ryan and Taylor. After years of living in San Diego, Red and Grace moved to San Jacinto where they made new friends, Jerry and Ellen Woodbeck, Jerry was also retired Navy, so Red and Jerry had a lot in common. There were other nice people they met there such as LaRae and Ray Torkelson. After awhile Grace and Red decided to move to Folsom to be with Marci, Vernie, and their two grandsons, Ryan and Taylor. They enjoyed the years they were able to spend with Ryan and Taylor as they were growing up. They have many fond memories of being with the boys, going to their soccer games, playing board games such as monopoly, and later poker and Texas Hold- Em. But, when it got to the point where the boys always won, they said "forget-it". Besides, Ryan and Taylor went off to U.C. Davis to college, so there weren't as many opportunities to play games with them. They met two wonderful friends at one of the boys soccer games, Carmen and Terry Fuski. They spent many an evening playing games and enjoying each other's company. Through the Senior Center, Red and Grace met some very lovely people who have been wonderful to know: Char, Helen and Jack, Madeline and Joe Kesler, Maria, and others. Red has a lovely niece from Boston, Karen Hannon, who is the daughter of his brother Glenn. She has meant a lot to Red since she has come into his life. She is a link to his brother and is like a daughter to him. She has visited many times and they had become very close. Red also enjoyed spending time with Karen's son Tommy, and her husband Tom. Red and Grace loved to travel together and have been many places around the world, alone or with their close friends. They once took a road trip to Canada with Carmen and Terry and had a great time. They also loved the times they spent traveling with Christina or Karen. Red and Grace live in a very friendly neighborhood and have met some wonderful neighbors, Ernie and Glenna, Linda and Russ Johnson, Dr. Rudy and Annie, and Maureen. Red had a full and long life. He will be dearly missed, and will always be dearly loved. Viewing Friday May 28, 2010, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM at Green Valley Mortuary-Folsom Chapel

*  WILLIAM LOUIS WOMACK,    Dec. 22, 1915 – May 29, 2005

William Louis Womack was born December 22, 1915, in Elkhard, OK, longtime resident of Corning, CA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at the age of 89 following a long illness. Bill's expertise in masonry and general contracting, spanning some 55 years, built foundations of hearth and home for many residents of Tehama, Shasta, and Butte Counties.
The last surviving sibling of William Walker Womack and Minnie Behrens, is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gertrude Nena Womack of 36 years. He is also survived by three sons Robert L. Womack and daughter-in-law Gabrieile Womack, of Houston, TX, Adrian R. Ownby and daughter-in-law Linda Ownby of Vacaville, CA, and Gerald R. Ownby and daughter-in-law Teresa Ownby of Redding, CA, a daughter, Sharon Ielene Peyus and son-in- law Al Peyus. Jr. of Washington D.C., 2 deceased children Barbara Ann & Gary Womack. Gerrie and Bill were blessed with 12 grandchildren, Adrian (Rusty) Ownby, Kimberly Beaudoin, Sascha Womack, Andrew, Ownby, Rachael "Magpie" Sapp, Trevor Peyus, Jeff Ragains, Candice Thompson, John Ownby, Michelle Pippin, Brandon Ragains, and Todd Ownby, who, no doubt welcomed his grandfather in heaven. In addition to his devoted and loving grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, he held a special place in the hearts of many who affectionately referred to him as "Dad" or "Grandpa". He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and associates. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man with a dry wit who loved his family and friends above all else. Family and friends are invited to a pubic visitation between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary, 902 Fifth Street, Corning, CA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the Corning Church of Christ, 1440 Yolo Street, Corning, CA.
Burial will be at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, 4470 Oren Avenue, Corning, CA.

*   WILLIAM  LOYD "DUB" WOMACK,   Feb. 7, 1943 – Mar. 23, 2012

William was born on February 7, 1943 in Elk City, Oklahoma and he went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Colleen of 50 years; his two daughters, Melissa and Michelle and her husband, Kevin; his grandchildren, Daniel and his wife, Kenzie, Jenell, Randi, Aaron, David, Desarae and her husband, Aaron, Jonathan, Jeremiah and his wife Yara; and great-grandchildren, Ashtyn, Zara, Bryce, and Blake. His brother, James of Modesto and his wife, Cindy; his sister, Linda and her husband,Richard Duke of Delhi. He is The Favorite "Uncle Dub" of many.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Cairn's Funeral Home, 940 F St., Reedley CA 93654; graveside following.

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:53 PM PDT

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Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 21, 1991, Page: A-32
Region: Pacific Rim; Southern California
Lyle John Arnold, 76, Army veteran, educator and agricultural specialist who worked for the U.S. State Department, died April 9 in UCSD Medical Center after a long illness.
He was a resident of Poway for the past two years, but, prior to that time, he had lived in Ramona for more than 20 years.
He worked for the U.S. State Department as an agricultural specialist for a number of years, heading projects under Aid for Independent Development (AID). He set up agricultural programs in Nepal, Cuba and Somalia. Mr. Arnold was born in Anamosa, Iowa. He earned his degree at University of Missouri, where he joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and later joined the Army Reserve.
During World War II, from Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941, when he volunteered, Mr. Arnold served in the Pacific as a member of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff. He also served through the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in San Diego at various times during his military service. After the war, he joined the teaching staff, as professor of agriculture, at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.
While at CalPoly Pomona, he was selected as an agricultural specialist by the State Department.
He settled in Ramona in 1969 and carried out private agricultural projects. He was active in American Legion and Kiwanis Club and had served as American Legion commander in Ontario.
He was a world traveler, having visited most countries, including Europe, Asia and Africa. He also was a skilled chess player.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter, John of Devore, Lyle Jr. and Robert of San Diego, and Kathryn Womack of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Clifford, of Northern California, and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. May 4 in the Meeting House at Oak Tree Ranch Mobile Home Park, 2239 Black Canyon Road, Ramona. Cremation was planned, under direction of Telophase Society.


Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune,  June 01, 1990, Page: AA-7
Region: Pacific Rim; Southern California
Services for Oceania Booker, 83, of Chula Vista, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Jackson Memorial Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in La Vista Memorial Park. Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary is in charge. He died Tuesday in a hospital.
Mr. Booker was born in Texas, lived in the county 49 years and had been a minister of the Missionary Church of God in Christ for 39 years. He was district superintendent of the church and a member of the ordination board of the first and second jurisdictions.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi; three sons, Robert Booker and Alvin Coffee, both of San Diego, and Oceania Booker of Milpitas, Calif.; six daughters, Francis Denby, Lorraine Womack and Evelyn Booker, all of San Francisco, Kathleen Womack of Hayward, Calif., Rachel Hatcher of Los Angeles and Vivian Hayes of Texas; and three sisters, Parazola Christopher and Halciona Bell, both of Oklahoma, and Ruth Jackson of San Francisco.


The Orange County Register,  August 26, 1993
Pacific Rim; Southern California
Ruth Dodd, 78, of Orange, a citrus packing grader for Yuma Growers, died Tuesday. Memorial services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary, Santa Ana.
Survived by her son, Albert Womack of Orange; daughter, Betty Crowe of Ontario; brothers, Herbert and Howard Young, both of Orange, and B.C. Young of Oklahoma; sister, Alice Pugh of Orange; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren


Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 24, 1990, Page: C-13
Region: Pacific Rim; Southern California
Services for Steve E. Miller, 89, of East San Diego, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Greenwood Mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. He died Thursday in a hospital.
Mr. Miller was born in Louisiana, lived in the county 45 years and had been a county civil-service clerk.
Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Womack of La Mesa; a brother, John, of Florida; and a grandson.


Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 22, 1991, Page: A-35
Region: Pacific Rim; Southern California
Services for James R. Wasson, 49, of Lakeside, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Lakeside-Santee Funeral Chapel. Cremation was planned, with ashes to be given to the family. He died Wednesday at his home.
Mr. Wasson was born in South Dakota, lived in the county 25 years and was an Ivac Corp. electrician for a year. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6874.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; three sons, Scott Wasson, Andy Martin and Doug Womack, all of Florida; a daughter, Karla Hunter of Lakeside; his mother, Nellie, of Colorado; two brothers, Gene, of Idaho, and Jerry, of Colorado; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family suggested donations to the San Diego County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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