June 4, 1919 - Jan. 9, 2006
Funeral services for Lyle Whiting, 86, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.
Lyle died Monday, Jan. 9 at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia, where he had been a resident for the past month.
Lyle Robert Whiting was born on June 4, 1919, in Aurelia, the son of Robert and Myrtle (Johnson) Whiting. Lyle graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1936. He worked as a farmhand, and then served in the Army Air Corp. On Dec. 28, 1949, Lyle was united in marriage to Ruby Arlene White at the Methodist Church in Sioux City. Lyle joined his brother Laurence in Whiting Clothing in Aurelia and later worked for the U.S. Post Office in Aurelia where he served as Postmaster until his retirement in 1982. Lyle and Ruby spent their winters in Texas for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, the Aurelia Fire Department, Aurelia Golf Course Board, and the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. Lyle enjoyed helping farmers, golfing, bowling, and playing cards.
Preceding Lyle in death were his parents, and infant son, an infant brother, Harold Whiting, brother Laurence Whiting, and two sisters, Bonnie Barnett and Gladys Peck.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Whiting, of Aurelia; one son, Kirk and Kay Whiting of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; three grandchildren, Tony Smith, Preston Whiting, and Brittney Whiting; one sister, Lorilla Resene of Aurelia; several nieces; nephews; and other friends.
Ruth Anita Yender
Oct. 27, 1915 - Jan. 4, 2006
A memorial service for Ruth Anita Yender, 90, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 311 South Broadway, Santa Maria, Calif., with Pastor Brian Parcel officiating. Internment will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Ruth passed away Jan. 4, 2006, in Carmichael, Calif.
Ruth was born on Oct. 27, 1915, in Early.
Ruth went to local schools and graduated from Early High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. She married her husband in 1940 and they lived on a farm in Ayrshire. She taught elementary school until they moved to Santa Maria in 1961 where she continued her teaching career at Robert Bruce Elementary School and Allan Hancock Jr. College. She attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, receiving a Master's degree in Education.
Ruth was active in the following organizations: The Retired Teachers' Association, the Santa Maria Art Association and the Santa Maria Riding and Roping Club. She pursued her lifelong interests in teaching, painting, enjoying the outdoors, and winning numerous ribbons while riding her horses. Most of all, she loved her family.
She is survived by her daughter Kay Thomas and husband James of Sacramento; son Edward F. Yender and companion Mary Nowlan of Hokah, Minn.; grandsons Robert F. Yender of Bellevue, Idaho; Matthew F. Yender, wife Tanya and great-grandchild-to-be of Minnesota City, Minn.; Jason E. Thomas of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughters Alyson M. Thomas of San Francisco, Calif.; Shannon N. (Thomas) Tucker and husband Larry of Elk Grove, Calif.; and niece Linda Sue (Barfoot) Collins and husband Bob of Tempe, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Yender; her parents, Roy and Harriet Hooper; and her sister, Fern (Hooper) Barfoot.
Special thanks to her Bethel Home caregivers in Carmichael, Erika and Adrian Gulei and, before them, Lica and John Birladeanu.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the U.C. Regents for UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center at 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, Calif., 95817, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Local arrangements are in the care of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.