Anita King

Anita Irene (Murphy) King passed away on Wednesday November 15th, 2023, near her retirement home in Oakland, California, just shy of her 88th birthday.  She was born on November 26th, 1935 in Providence, Rhode Island and lived a very full life in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and California.  She spent her latter years with her late husband Ralph Allan King, living amongst the idyllic vineyards and mountains of Santa Rosa, California.

Anita’s passions were music, art, genealogy, gardening, travel, family reunions, and the beauty of nature.  She was a connoisseur of jazz music and enjoyed jazz clubs and outdoor concerts.  She fostered a love of painting after retirement, shared her work in art shows, and continued working out of her studio in Santa Rosa until her later years.  She maintained a sizeable collection of art from around the world, from Japanese to Mexican to West African to Polynesian, including masks, scrolls, and a lot of frogs.  She followed her genealogy and that of others back for many generation and shared her findings with her network.

She loved to travel and she enthusiastically embraced other cultures through her adventures, her art, her collecting, and her cooking. She voyaged across North America, many National Parks, most of Europe, and North Africa.  She brought the family together for many summer reunions in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and California.  Her deep curiosity and enthusiasm for life were passed on to her children and grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by two sons Mark Yampanis and his wife Wendy Blank of Berkeley, CA, and David Yampanis and his wife Wendy Prentiss of Norwell, MA, two stepdaughters Jessica King of Mukilteo, WA, and Jocelyn King of Portland, ME, her sister Eleanor (Smiley) Applegate of The Villages, FL, grandchildren Robert Yampanis of Washington, DC, and Clara Yampanis of Somerville, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

William Arthur “Art” Kimball King

William Arthur “Art” Kimball King

August 25, 1951 – October 18, 2023

After a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, William Arthur “Art” Kimball King passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The youngest of five children, Art was born on August 25, 1951, to Helena (Kimball) & Edward King, Sr. in South San Francisco, He joined siblings Tony, Kathy, Cecelia & Patty. The family moved to San Jose when Art was beginning elementary school. He met and began dating the love of his life, Irene Quezada, senior year of high school.

Art & Irene graduated from Pioneer High School in 1969. They married in April of 1971 and moved to Eugene, Oregon. They welcomed two daughters, Michelle and Teresa. They moved back to Santa Rosa in 1981, where they raised their family. Art was an active Dad, taking pride in his daughters. Art welcomed his two sons-in-law, Trieber Meador & Sean Dinneen, enjoying their companionship.

Art & Irene were happily married for 52 years, building an inspirational life together. Whether spending time with long-time friends, the Shasta Group, or hiking, golfing, and skiing with new friends through retirement in Lake Tahoe, Art was in his element when active. He and Irene enjoyed traveling, and their marriage was filled with many adventures. Art loved to golf and enjoyed his time on the course. He relished getting a Hole-In-One, and during retirement, he became a Tournament Official for the NCGA.

Art attended the University of Oregon, earning his degree in Accounting in 1975. After graduating, Art started his 34-year career as a CPA with Moss Adams. Beginning in the Eugene office, he worked in Vancouver and San Francisco and then helped open the Santa Rosa office, where he first became a Partner. In 2001, his career took him to the Seattle office, where he retired in 2011 as the firm’s Regional Managing Partner. He took pride in his career and most enjoyed mentoring younger accountants.

Throughout his career and retirement, Art was active in his community. He served as a Rotary member in Santa Rosa, Seattle, and Truckee and as Club President for both Santa Rosa and Seattle. He served on the Tahoe Forest Hospital and Foundation board during their time in Lake Tahoe and on the Home Owner Associations in both Olympic Valley and Tahoe Donner in Truckee. He enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow members and giving back to his community.

As a husband, father & grandfather, Art broke the mold. He cherished his family, especially his grandchildren, Paige (18), Gracen (10) & Hudson (7). He loved a good joke, a great glass of wine, being active, and time with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by many.

Art is preceded in death by his parents, brother Tony, and sister Cecelia.

A celebration of his life will be held at Sugarloaf Wine Co. on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (6705 Cristo Lane, Santa Rosa) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made via check to the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary, Art King Memorial Fund.

Barrymore Ivers

Barrymore Ivers

September 26, 1933 – October 9, 2023

Born in Rangeley,Maine to John Henry and Angie Ivers.

Survived by wife Guyla Ivers, daughters Debra H:Jim, Karin H:Larry, Brothers Roy and Peter, Sisters Nellie, Alice,

 Janet,Gloria H:David,Bonnie H:Tom.Grandchildren Sean,Phillip W:Jamie,Jesse,Justin, Ryan,Amanda,Brandy,

Cary and Carlin.Great grandchildren Jamison,Christopher, Kyleigh and Hayden. Predeceased by parents, daughter

 Brenda H:Stan,brothers Walt,Bruce,Brent,sisters Marion and Claire.

Served in the U.S.A.F.for 4 years. Worked for Boeing, Beech,Grumman Engineering and was a business owner in

Mill Valley for over 20 years. Barrymore (Barry) served as Big Sir for the Sons In Retirement and on their board.

He was a board member for the Marin Service Station Association.

Golf and Bridge were a big part of his life.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Barry’s name made to St. Judes Children Hospital or Boys Town

would be appreciated.

The Interment will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on November 3,2023 at 9AM.

The Memorial services will be held on November 4,2023 at St. John’s United Methodist Church.

5150 Snyder Lane,Rohnert Park, CA 94928 at 11AM.

Annette Turner

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Annette Marie Turner. Annette passed away with her family by her side on September 22nd, 2023.


Annette was born April 25th ,1962 she was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From an early age she loved music and dancing.  She had a love for animals and surfing , at age 18 she enlisted in the army which eventually brought her to San Francisco, CA shortly after that she met Michael Turner and started a family. Her colorful personality, love and humor was unmatched and will be greatly missed. She was well known for her love of meeting new people and greeting familiar friends.


Although Annette may no longer be visible to our eyes, she will forever reside in our hearts. Her memory lives on in the love and laughter she generously shared with us and in the profound lessons of family. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for gracing our lives. We shall miss you dearly, your spirit shall forever accompany us. 


At age 61 Annette left us too soon. She is survived by her husband Michael , her parents Danny and Nina, her brothers Danny and Joe ,Daughters Cristal and Nina , her son in law Navaro , 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren,  many wonderful in laws ,her beautiful nieces and wonderful nephews , and a host of other relatives and many friends.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 20th 2023, from 12:00p – 2:30 at the Petaluma Woman’s Club 2105 South McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

John Lavelle

John Lavelle

November 08,1939 – October 02, 2023

John Lavelle went home to be with the Lord on October 2, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. John was preceded in death by his father, Carl Lavelle, his mother Priscilla Lavelle, his brother Jerry Lavelle, his brother Mickey Lavelle, his father-in-law Lonnie White and his mother-in-law Rosie White.

John is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Pat Lavelle, his son Andy (Joanne) Lavelle, his granddaughters Rosie Lavelle, Trinity Lavelle, Haley Barker, Jessica (Marcos) Altamirano, Danielle (Scott) Nelson, and six beautiful great-grandchildren.

John was born on November 8, 1939, in Oroville, California and eventually moved to the Bay Area. He graduated from DeAnza High School in 1958. After high school John joined the United States Air Force and served four years. After the Air Force John moved to Concord and enrolled in Laney Trade School in Oakland. He went through the apprenticeship program to become an auto body technician.

In 1966 John and Pat were married. In 1969 they moved to Santa Rosa where they established their home for the next 52 years and John continued to work at his trade for over 40 years. After retiring from the body and fender trade John drove a parts truck for ECO auto parts. His route took him to Fort Bragg and Willits 3 days a week. That was a drive John really enjoyed. He did that for 5 years then retired again.

In 2021 John and Pat moved to Vacaville to be near Andy and his family.

A memorial service for John will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00pm at Hessel Church in Sebastopol. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to Valley Church, Rooted Campaign, 5063 Maple Road, Vacaville, CA 95687. (855-774-7223)

*Please see John’s memorial video down below.*

John Rudy

John Allen Rudy

December 11, 1940 – August 16, 2023

It is with the deepest sadness and with broken hearts that we announce that John A. Rudy passed away
peacefully at 7:19am on August 16th, 2023, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California, after a protracted
battle with illness.
Born to John and Mary Rudy in Passaic, NJ, on December 11th, 1940, he is survived by his loving wife of
56 years, Dorothy, his two devoted sons, Jonathan and Michael, his daughter-in-law Jamie, his grandchildren, Madeline and Nicole,
his sister Irene Sudol, brother-in-law Dahn Sudol, and nieces Jayne and Doreen. He was a loving and
devoted friend to all that were lucky enough to know him.
John was baptized at the Three Saints Church in Garfield, NJ, on December 29th, 1940. He graduated
with a degree in Accounting from Lehigh University in 1962. He and his family moved from Ridgewood,
NJ, to Boca Raton, FL, in 1979, to escape the cold winters of the Northeast. John was an early riser and
was able to take advantage of the warm weather in south FL with his penchant for bike riding everywhere.
He spent much of his career as an accountant and a banker. He was never afraid to speak up and speak
his mind. He was honest to a fault. However, his best and most important job was as a loving husband,
father and grandfather to two grandchildren that he adored.
As good of a person as you would want to meet in life, John was always quick with a smile and a warm
laugh that would energize the room. He simply had the best qualities of humanity within him. He spent
his last months with a smile on his face, despite the overwhelming odds against his recovery, and was
quick to always thank the nursing staff at Santa Rosa Memorial for their help and care.
After moving to Healdsburg, CA, in 2002, John quickly immersed himself into the food and wine culture
of Wine Country. The last meal that he ate or the last bottle of wine that he drank was almost always
the best, or one of the best, meals that he had ever eaten. He would appreciate the small things in life
that would make him happy, and he always knew how to keep life in perspective, and how to prioritize
what was important; friends and family. A little-known fact about John was that he was also a self-
taught home cook, known for his beef and broccoli, which was served on more than a few occasions.
Our lives will never be the same again without him. He will forever be in our hearts and will be so
deeply missed by friends and family. May you finally Rest in Peace. We can only hope to see you again
one day in Heaven.


Richard Yost

October 18, 1956 – September 21, 2023

Born on October 18th, 1956, in Tulsa, OK, to Lois Virginia Ball and Robert Lee Yost, Richard Brian Yost, fondly known as Rick, departed this world on September 21st, 2023, in Santa Rosa, CA.

Rick grew up in Dallas, TX, the youngest among five children. He had a diverse professional journey – from working as a draftsman to co-owning and operating a live music venue, “Pearl at Commerce”, in Dallas. But it is his innate talents in music and art that are most defining and memorable.

Rick was a gifted, award-winning songwriter, a powerful singer, and a masterful guitarist. He was well known and loved within the songwriting community of North Texas, where he graced numerous festivals and events, both as a solo performer and with various ensembles. From 1999 to 2007, his musical artistry was encapsulated in four self-produced CDs, and his passionate songs found their way into multiple compilations.

In later years, Rick’s creative focus shifted from music to the visual arts. Rick’s vivid imagination was extraordinary, and he has created hundreds of beautiful drawings, illustrations, and mixed media abstracts, some of which have been shown in juried exhibits in California.

Rick also penned down his thoughts and experiences in two books: a memoir – “Life with a Crooked Eye” (2013), and a collection of contemporary commentary – “Singular Thoughts” (2017).

With an insatiable love for Mexican cuisine, margaritas, travel, music, art and intellectual pursuits, Rick’s life was a tapestry of rich experiences. Alongside his loving wife, Tracy, he lived in various cities, including Dallas, Boston, Honolulu, Brussels, and finally Santa Rosa for the last eight years.

Rick loved family life and enjoyed family game night, dinners, excursions near and far, deep discussions, and everyday banter in the kitchen. He was tender with his grandchildren and gave the very best hugs. He was immensely proud of his stepchildren, Lacey and Clay. He loved his wife, Tracy, very deeply, and supported her in all her life’s ventures. His absence will be profoundly felt by those who love him.

Though Rick grappled with diabetes for most of his life, with its many complications casting shadows on his path, the last three years marked a resurgence of joy in his life. In his final days, Rick shared that he was experiencing remarkable happiness.  At the time of his passing, he was taking Spanish lessons, looking forward to a trip to Italy and a vision correcting surgery, and he was planning a new series of art in pastels.

Rick’s indomitable spirit will be remembered, not just for his powerful voice and captivating art, but also for his razor-sharp wit, sense of humor, and his astute perspectives on life and current affairs.  His favorite quote – “Whoso would be a man, must be a non-conformist.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rick was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. He leaves behind cherished memories for his wife, Tracy; stepchildren, Lacey and Clay; grandchildren, Layla and Ean; brother, Bobby; nieces, Amy and Katy; and a multitude of friends and admirers who were touched by his soulful journey.

No services are planned at this time, but there will be a scattering of ashes in California on Saturday, November 25th, 2023. For details, please contact the family directly at 415-316-7851.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to help cover expenses. For those so inclined, please visit this site: Rick Yost Expenses GoFundMe

Dale Bailey

Dale Ellen Stromer Bailey passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the afternoon of September 2, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

Dale was born in Santa Monica, California, on June 4, 1941. She attended Santa Barbara High School and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in History in 1964. She met Talbot Bailey at the First Methodist Church of Santa Barbara and they were later married there in 1965.

During their marriage, Dale and Tal made their home in several communities. She always spoke fondly of the friends she made in Bellevue, Washington, in the 1970s, and kept in touch with throughout the years. She and Tal moved to Santa Rosa in 1978 and settled in Rincon Valley. She loved to socialize and made fast friends in her neighborhood and through church, Bible studies, work, and her children’s school and sports activities.

Dale participated in the early days of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and her devotion to Christ was evident in the ways she showed hospitality, generosity, and the giving of her time. She loved to study the Bible and fellowship with her friends. She always thought of others who needed a helping hand and would often invite them to her holiday table.

Dale loved the holidays and decorating her home. Every year she baked cookies and made the season festive with ornaments, music, and delicious meals. She enjoyed crochet, needlepoint, and could often be found reading late into the night. She took great interest in historical places and studying her family history. As their children grew older and moved away, she and Tal formed deep friendships over dinners out and games of hand and foot and dominoes.

But perhaps one of Dale’s greatest joys in life was her family. She is survived by her husband Tal, daughter Sharon Bailey Glasco (Jeff), of Salem, OR; daughter Susan Brown (Hugh), of Santa Rosa, CA; son Scott (Kristin), of Allison Park, PA; son Steve (Amber) of Sacramento, CA, and her eleven grandchildren: Anna, Madeline, James, Audrey, Lauren, Sophie, Daniel, Lydia, Nathan, Adrienne, and Miles; sister Jane Varni of Santa Maria, CA, sister-in-law Enid Bailey of Scottsdale, AZ, brother and sister-in-law Roger and Pat Bailey of Leesburg, VA, her niece Heather Raedeke, and nephews Christian Brooks, Kent Bailey, and Antonio Varni; and many friends who loved her dearly.

Our hearts are full of gratitude for the many people who took care of Dale through these later years of her life, most notably her devoted caregiver Vani, and the team at Anchor hospice.

In a private internment, Dale will be laid to rest at Santa Rosa Memorial Park in Santa Rosa, CA. The family is planning a celebration of her life for later this year.

We love you, Mom.
Romans 8:38-39

Maurice Magsamen

Maurice Magsamen

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother Maurice (“Whitey”) Magsamen, who passed away peacefully from a staph infection in Santa Rosa on May 8, 2020 at the age of 84, with family by his side. Maurice was born to Jerome and Theresa Magsamen on March 30, 1936  in Petersburg, Nebraska.  He had an older brother Ben (on right in photo) – who sadly passed away the same week.  He is survived by his brothers Cletus and Frank Magsamen, and sister Mary Kay Adams.

Maurice attended Iowa State and while in Iowa, he met and married his lifelong love, Carmelita (Whitesell) Magsamen. Maurice and Carmelita moved to California in 1964.  During their marriage they had three children, John Magsamen, Anna Sierra and Theresa Plyler. Maurice worked for CalTrans, helping design the massive freeway and aqueduct systems in the Los Angeles area before moving to northern California. He finished obtaining his degree in Civil Engineering from Sonoma State University and worked for the City of Santa Rosa as a civil engineer for 30 years until his retirement.

Maurice loved geology, and tending to his beautiful gardens.  He was an impressive athlete, completing more than 20 marathons, and many century rides. He was actively involved with the Santa Rosa Cycling Club for many years, and completed their “Terrible Two” bike ride – one of the most challenging endurance cycling events in America.  More often than not, Maurice could be spotted on his bicycle throughout the beautiful rolling hills of Sonoma county.  Cycling was his passion, and one he avidly pursued for decades.  He fulfilled a lifelong dream by riding across the United States on his bicycle while in his late sixties, dipping his bicycle wheel into the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon coast, and again into the Atlantic Ocean in Maine a few weeks later.

Fiercely loyal, Maurice was a man of great integrity, compassion and intelligence, who loved the outdoors. In addition to his three children, Maurice was also the proud grandfather of five grandchildren – Madeleine, Evan and  Meredith Sierra, and Russell and Samantha Plyler.  But most of all, he was a devoted husband who remained steadfast and caring throughout his wife Carmelita’s lengthy illness.

His children decided that instead of wearing a traditional suit, Maurice would be buried in his biking attire, which we believe would have made him smile. Ride onwards into the sunset  Dad…you will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maurice’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

Carmelita Magsamen

Carmelita (Whitesell) Magsamen


It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister Carmelita Magsamen, who passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 81. Carmelita passed peacefully at home on August 17, 2023, with her three adult children by her side. Carmelita was the oldest of three children born to Therald John and Catherine (Maher) Whitesell on August 9, 1942, in Waterloo, Iowa.  She had a brother John Whitesell (deceased) and is survived by her sister Kathryn Crawford. 

Carmelita was preceded in death by her devoted husband Maurice, to whom she was married for over 50 years. She is survived by their three children – John Magsamen, Anna Sierra, and Theresa Plyler. Carmelita managed to attend nursing school at night while still working and raising three kids. She earned her bachelor’s degree and became a licensed R.N., which was her primary career. She worked at Sonoma County Hospital and later at Memorial Hospital, where she cared for hundreds of patients in Orthopedics, the Cardiac Unit, and in the Operating Room.

Carmelita was an avid runner for many years, completing many races throughout Sonoma County. A life-long learner, she loved reading (especially historical biographies), attending lectures, the theatre, and never missed a BBC adaptation of a Jane Austin novel. In retirement, Carmelita was her mother’s loyal caretaker for many years. She also enjoyed being a dog mom, taking yoga classes, and spending time with her five grandchildren – Madeleine, Evan, and Meredith Sierra, and Russell and Samantha Plyler.

Carmelita will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carmelita’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.