Mary Linda Wilson

Mary Linda Wilson

August 22, 1940 – August 25, 2023

Linda Wilson passed away peacefully at Cloverdale Healthcare Center, on August 25, 2023, just three days after turning 83.

Linda was born on August 22, 1940, in Pasadena, CA. to Willis and Barbara Wehr.  She was the second of three sisters.  As a child she enjoyed horseback riding, and she enjoyed writing.  Among her writings she wrote poetry.  Linda attended Westside Union School District and Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California, graduating in 1957.

After graduating, she fell in love with and married Sammie Wilson and together they started a family that would grow to include three boys, Daniel, David, and Dale.  Linda was a wonderful homemaker, extraordinary mother, and provider.  Throughout the years, Linda earned her LVN in 1959 from Antelope Valley Junior College, and later owned the Atlantic Richfield gas station in Calistoga from 1969 through 1970. Linda worked at various hospitals over the years, Lancaster Community Hospital, Calistoga Convalescent Hospital, Manzanita Manor, and Santa Rosa Memorial.

She and Sammie loved to travel more than anything with the Redwoods being her absolute favorite place to camp.  With her comforting, gentle nature, and skills from nursing, she was able to care for Sammie at home for years before his passing in 2010.

Linda loved books, clowns and collecting all sorts of things. She continued to travel.  She was easy-going, caring and had a curious, sharp mind.  She was an avid reader and Scrabble player, enjoyed playing along with Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and most of all, she adored her four grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her sister, Penny Burris of Weiser, ID, her sons, Daniel (Joy) Wilson of Mount Juliet, TN; David (Joanne) Wilson of Cloverdale, CA; and Dale (Nancy) Wilson of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Joshua Wilson of Tacoma, WA; Samuel Wilson of Lincoln, NE; Nicole Humber of Windsor, CA; and Tyler Ramirez of Sebastopol, CA; and the children of these grandchildren.

Services honoring Ms. Linda Wilson will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Fred Young Funeral Home, 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale, CA 95425 at 11:00am.

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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.

Priscila Navarrete

Priscila Navarrete

January 16, 1948 – October 18, 2022

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Priscila Navarrete at her home on October 18, 2022, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Dr. Antonio M. Navarrete. Loving mother of Angelina, Marie and Cem Bolkan, Anne and Michael McCarthy, Antonio Domingo, and Isabel. Grandmother of Anla, Leyla, Gabriel, Nathan, and Sofia. Visitation on October 24, at 9 am, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 208 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA, followed by mass.

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Charles Alexander Wilson Jr.

Charles Alexander Wilson Jr.

Born February 27, 1939 died peacefully with his wife Bertie by his side on September 26, 2022.

Son of Charles A and Maria A Wilson, Chuck was born in Healdsburg, CA and lived on the family ranch part of which is now known as Wilson Grove – homestead of Matthew Alexander Wilson in 1857.

Chuck graduated from San Jose State and married Alberta Lee Mauler before serving together in the Peace Corps in Brazil. He received his Masters in Public Health from Minnesota State University.

Chuck had a deep faith in Jesus. He and Bertie served the Lord and people all over the world with Partners International for over 30 years.

Later in life, Chuck enjoyed spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren and served on the missions committee at Sunset Presbyterian Church and with Mission ConneXion in Portland, OR.

Chuck is survived by his life long partner and wife of 60 years Bertie, his two children and spouses, and five beautiful grandchildren.

Service will be held on October 6, 2022 at 10am at Eggen and Lance Chapel, Santa Rosa, CA and a service in Portland to be scheduled.

Flowers or remembrances can be sent to Bertie or in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Partners International, Spokane , WA.

Matthew Wilson


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Claude H. Le Clerc

Claude H. Le Clerc

January 17, 1940 – September 3, 2022

Claude Henri Joseph Le Clerc Philibert passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family September 3, 2022. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada on January 17, 1940, to mother Marie Anne Schiavoni and father, Louis Joseph Napoleon Le Clerc.

He is survived by wife of 50 years Margarita, three children Pamela (Fred), Claudia (Fernando) and son Benoit. Two grandchildren Jenna and Quintin (Pamela) and two great grandchildren Hudson and Avery Jade (Jenna). Siblings Jean-Louis, Jean-Marie-May, Claudette, Benoit-Camille, Carmen, Robert, Real, Rino, Roger, and Rachel. And many nieces and nephews.

He left his native Canada in 1964 to join brother Benoit to Southern California to pursue business opportunities. Later in life business brought him to Sonoma County which became his home for past 42 years. Dedicated most of his career life in agriculture/landscaping industry. Always the consummate cook, which later lead him to take on the annual community Thanksgiving dinner which involved the preparation up to 150 turkeys which he did so with pride. Other interest includes tending to his garden, koi pond and spoiling his little girls (dogs).

While he will be missed, we are grateful for the 82 years God has blessed us with him. We know he is in a better place and although he is no longer physically with us, he will forever be in our hearts.

Visitation / Funeral Service – Friday, September 9, 2022 from 6-8 P.M.

at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa

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Terence Michael Coxon

Terence Michael Coxon

1944 – 2022

Terry Coxon laughed at his own jokes before he told them. He was born on July 3, 1944 in Oakland, California to Harold and Patricia Coxon. His family spent several years in Los Altos before settling in Palo Alto.

An early entrepreneur, Terry sold greeting cards door to door, earning enough to hire another boy to pull him along his sales route in a wagon. He and his older brother Ron picked and pitted apricots when orchards still abounded in San Jose. This being the 1950s, Terry enjoyed ample boyhood mischief—at one point he taught his friends to make small explosives, bought out the necessary ingredients from the local drugstores, and resold them to those same friends at a profit.

Terry enjoyed surfing in Santa Cruz, driving his Mustang, and family trips to Wrights Lake. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose in 1962, received a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University in 1966, served as a Lieutenant JG in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and received an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973.

Terry met Betsy Lamer at UCLA when he knocked on her door canvassing for Young Republicans. He cooked veal marsala for their first date and took her to Baskin-Robbins for ice cream. They married in November 1973 in Walnut Creek, lived briefly in West Vancouver, British Columbia and Burlingame, and settled in Petaluma in 1980 to raise their growing family.

Terry was the author of Keep What You Earn and the co-author (with the late Harry Browne) of Inflation-Proofing Your Investments. He edited Harry Browne’s Special Reports for 23 years and all of Mr. Browne’s investment books since 1974. When Browne tapped him to run for Vice President of the United States on the Libertarian ticket in 1996, Terry declined in order to preserve his privacy and notoriously late wakeup time.

Terry founded the Permanent Portfolio Fund and served as its president for 22 years. He was also the president of Passport Financial, Inc., a specialty financial publishing company.

Terry was a gentle, loving, and steadfast father. He instilled in his children a healthy suspicion of authority and a respect for precise language and the truth. He taught them to read Latin with varying degrees of success, watched their countless gymnastics meets and football games, and made them do a lot of chores. He took up snowboarding in his 50s so he could snowboard with his family at Alpine Meadows (where he rarely ventured past Roundhouse).

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