Nicolaus, Harms & other related Families: Obituaries, Death Notices, & Headstones.
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Sac Union Sun 17 Aug 1986 A5
Fay E. Nicolaus
Services for Faye Elva Nicolaus, a 78-year resident of Sacramento, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Chapel, 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard.
  A teacher for Sacramento City Unified School District for 48 years, Mrs. Nicolaus died Saturday (Aug. 16) in Sacramento. She was 88.
  Mrs. Nicolaus was a Matron of Sacramento Chapter 190 of the Order of the Eastern Star and was past High Priestess of Ila Nes Court. She also served as Guardian Secretary of Bethel No. 74.
  In addition, she was a member of the Tuesday Club, Daughters of the Nile, the Retired Teachers Association and Allied Arts.
  A native of Iowa, Mrs. Nicolaus attended Sacramento High School and graduated from San Jose State College.
  Friends are invited to visitation at the Land Park Chapel of Harry A. Nauman and Son, 4041 Freeport Blvd.
  Services will be under the auspice of Sacramento Chapter 190 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Palm Shrine No. 32, White Cross of Jerusalem. Entombment will be at East Lawn Masoleum.
  Memorials may be sent to the Scottish Rite Institute for Childhood Learning Disorders, P. O. Box 19497, Sacramento 95819.

Sac Bee Sun 7 Dec 1986 B2
Louis H. Nicolaus
Private services have been held for Louis H. Nicolaus, a pioneer in the optical industry, who died Thursday at age 82.
  A third-generation Sacramentan, Mr. Nicolaus spent 70 years in the business. He first worked for the old Herman Davis & Sons Optical firm in Sacramento at age 12, and then for several other firms in Sacramento and San Francisco.
  He later was a partner in the Ferrari-Nicolaus Co. of San Francisco and Sacramento, and then founded the Nicolaus Optical Co. of Sacramento in 1938 and the Nicolaus Contact Lens Co. in 1958. He was active in the businesses until the day of his death.
  Mr. Nicolaus was a longtime member of the Del Paso Country Club, Sutter Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Elk lodge No. 6 and the old Grandfathers Club.
  He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Marcy Lauppe of Sacramento and Mimi Kelley of Carmichael; stepsons, Dennis, Melvin and Russell Dillon, all of Sacramento; brothers, Earl Nicolaus of Washington, and George, Wayne and Warren Nicolaus all of Sacramento; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
  The family request that any remembrances be made to the Sacramento Children's Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, 95820; the Fairytale Town Memorial Fund, Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue, Sacramento, 95818; or the Northern California Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 4200 California St. No. 101, San Francisco, 94118.

Sac Bee Mon 6 Oct 1987
In Sacramento, October 4, 1987. Aged 88 years. A native of Sacramento whose grandparents were pioneers to Sacramento. Beloved mother of Walter B. Pascoe of Friday Harbor, Washington; and James D. Pascoe of North Highlands. Loving sister of Charles E. Nicolaus, of Sacramento. Grandmother of five and great grandmother of two and loved by many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation private. Arrangements by RUSS MONROE CO. MORTUARY, 422-4421.

Sac Bee Weds 6 Sep 1989 p.C2
Jeanne C. N. CaywoodJeanne Caywood
A memorial service for Sacramento native Jeanne Carolyn Nicolaus Caywood will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive.
  She died of cancer Sunday in her home at age 69.
  Mrs. Caywood was born in Sacramento to a pioneering family that settled in the area in 1848.
The Sacramento High School graduate was a director of the Girl Scouts Tierra del Oro Council and Sacramento Children's Home, was second president of the Los Ninos Service League, and a member of the Junior League of Sacramento.
  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Grant D. Caywood; children, Grant N. Caywood of Eureka and Lindi J. Shultz of Carrollton, Texas; a brother, Edward A. Nicolaus Jr. of San Rafael; sisters, Betty Gray of Sacramento and Mary Stephens of Carmichael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  The family requests that any remembrances be made to the Sacramento Children's Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, 95820.

Sac Union Sun 25 Feb 1990
Lifelong Sacramentan

George C. Nicolaus, 82, a lifetime resident of Sacramento, died Wednesday (Feb 21).
Mr. Nicolaus was a member of Washington Lodge No. 20 of the Shriners, and was a Mason for 50 years.
  He is survived by his wife, Effie; two sons, Nick and Lowell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
  No funeral services will be conducted.

Santa Cruz Sentinel Sun 12 Apr 1992
In Santa Cruz, California on April 10, 1992. Alma M. Ledwith. Preceded in death by her late husband Charles Ledwith. Survived by son, Raymend Ledwith of Sunnyvale, daughter, Nelda Whitaker of Santa Cruz, and late son, Charles Ledwith. Sister, Orianna Ansley of Santa Cruz. Also survived by eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Native of California, age 89 years. Retired from the Santa Cruz School District.
Friends are invited to attend crypt side services Tuesday, April 14, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, in Colma, CA. Local arrangements under the direction of Wyant and Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyvale. Contributions preferred to The American Diabetes Assoc.

Santa Cruz Sentinel Sun 27 Dec 1992
Services have been held for Orianna E. Ansley, who died Wednesday in Santa Cruz. Mrs. Ansley was born in California and graduated from San Francisco State University. She taught in the elementary schools of South San Francisco before moving to Santa Cruz with her husband, Harold Ansley, in 1949. She continued teaching at Branciforte Elementary School, Mission Hill Jr. High School and Santa Cruz High School, where she taught English.
She was a member of the California Teachers Association. She is survived by her two daughters Lani Hall and Sycha Spengemann, both of Santa Cruz, and by six grandchildren.
Private services were under the direction of Chapel of Four Seasons.

Sac Bee Thu 14 Jan 1993 B5
In Roseville. January 11, 1993. A native of Sacramento, aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Emma Wait of Elverta. Loving father of Kenna Boyer of Reno. Grandfather of Bryan Boyer, Lynn Boyer, Nanette Hoffmeyer, Suzanne Shane and the late Dana Boyer. Leaves 8 great grandchildren. Friends are welcome to visitation today from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M., and are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services on Friday at 2 P.M. in THE LAND PARK CHAPEL OF HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, 4041 Freeport Blvd. Interment, Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery.

Sac Bee Thu 16 Feb 1995
Aged 97, resident of Sacramento. Mr. Nicolaus is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jane Reinmuth of Sacramento. Daughter and son-in-law, Janet and John Eastman of Los Gatos. Granddaughter, Kirstin Eastman of Seattle, WA; and Nancy Eastman Rippee, Pueblo, CO. Beloved-in-law Zelda Eastman of Sacramento. Nicolaus nieces and nephews. Member of numerous fraternal organizations. Services will be conducted by Sacramento lodge #40, F & A.M on Thursday, February 16, 2 P.M. East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 43rd & Folsom. In lieu of flowers send contributions to Shriner's Children Hospital. Arrangements EAST LAWN ANDREWS & GREILICH.

Sac Bee Wed13 Dec 1995
William G. Stillwell
Native Sacramentian was noted expert in decision analysis in environmental cleanup field

William G Stillwell, a nationally known expert in decision analysis who was born and reared in Sacramento, died of a massive heart attack during a gathering for his son's 14th birthday. He was 45.
  Stillwell, a championship a swimmer when he was at Sacramento High, collapsed Dec. 3 at his home in Richland, Wash., and was pronounced dead a short time later, said his father, Franklin Stillwell of Sacramento.
  He was employed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at Richland, working under a Department of Energy contract to develop a risk-management plan for decision makers in the environmental cleanup field.
  At the age of 8, he began swimming at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. He continued swimming competitively in high school and at Sacramento City College.
  "Anything he did, he gave it his all," recalled longtime friend John Whitlock. "He was a star all the way through high school. He could do all the strokes, but the butterfly was where he really shined. …And he was a great friend."
  After attending City College for three semesters, he enlisted in the California Army National Guard, served six months active duty, then 4½ years at a "weekend warrior," spending one weekend a month and two weeks every summer as a helicopter crewman.
  Meanwhile, he also pursued his academic interests, attending classes at Cosumnes River College, San Francisco State University and California State University Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1974.
  Along the way, while working part time as a swimming coach at the Rosemont Swim Club, he met Lisa Crimmins, whom he married three years later.
  Leaving Sacramento State, he enrolled as a psychology graduate student at the University of Southern California, where in 1981 he earned a doctorate in quantitative psychology 1981.
"He was popular … and easy to work with," said Mark Hanson, his boss at the laboratory in Richland. "And technically he was very sound. He knew what he was talking about."
  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Sean, 14; a daughter, Sara, 12; his parents, Franklin and Lillian Stillwell of Sacramento; and a brother, Dr. Robert Stillwell of Stockton.
  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, in Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento.
Bee staff writer Steve Gibson

Sac Bee Fri 15 Dec 1995
In Sacramento, December 13, 1995, aged 79. Beloved wife of Wayne Nicolaus. Loving mother of son Truman Wayne Nicolaus of Elk Grove and Duane Carole Taylor of Sacramento. Devoted grandmother of Wayne, Elaine and Jane Nicolaus of Elk Grove and step grandchildren Todd and Thad Whipple of Sacramento. Helen also leaves behind two great granddaughters, Carlie and Kayla Gaudagnolo of Elk Grove. A lifelong resident of Sacramento, Helen lost her valiant fight against cancer and will be remembered forever by her loving family and friends. At the family's request services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Ave.

Sac Bee Thu 1 Feb 1996EA & D H Nicolaus
Edward August Nicolaus Jr. died January 21, 1996. He was a retired realtor who passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 88 years of age. He was a fourth generation Sacramentan whose maternal and paternal grandparents were pioneers arriving in California in 1849. Mr. Nicolaus graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a superior athlete who excelled at football, golf, and tennis. For the past 20 years he resided in San Francisco and Bolinas, CA.
Mr. Nicolaus is survived by his wife of 56 years Dorothea Holden Nicolaus; three children, Edward A. Nicolaus III of San Francisco, Nancy Zacher of Piedmont and Patricia Raven of Kentfield; and sisters Mary Stephens and Betty Gray. Preceding him in death were his brother, Wendel K. Nicolaus and sister, Jeanne Caywood. He was the grandfather of Peter, Kathryn, Edward, and Nicolaus Zacher, and Theodore, Jennifer, and Charles Raven.
Private interment was held in Sacramento at the family plot and a memorial celebration for family and friends was held in Bolinas, CA. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sac Bee Mon 26 Feb 1996
Family was key for 'independent lady'
By Janine DeFao, Bee Staff Writer
  Emma Marie McCurdy was remembered by her two children as much for her independence as for her devotion to her family, both as a woman who graduated from business college and worked for more than a decade and as a mother who loved baking Christmas cookies and tending her rose garden.
  Mrs. McCurdy, a lifelong Sacramento County resident, died Thursday at 83. "She was into family values" said her son Kenneth McCurdy of Carmichael.
  "She enjoyed somebody with common sense and the ability to work hard."
  Mrs. McCurdy was born Emma Backer, the youngest of four children and the only daughter of German immigrant parents who owned a dairy ranch in Franklin.
  She worked on the ranch while attending school, first Franklin Elementary School then Sacramento High School. Her daughter, Marica Pennington, said her mother's yearbook showed she was one of the few female graduates of Sacramento High in 1929. She went on to the Heald Business College, from which she graduated in 1930.
  Mrs. McCurdy then worked for many years in clerical positions at the Sacramento Union, the Department of Motor Vehicles and in the mid-1930s, in the office of Gov. Frank Merriam.
  "What impressed her was that to get in the door, you had to have a special door knock," her son said.
  All the while, she helped her parents run their 350-acre ranch.
  "She did a lot of things as a young woman." Said Pennington of Granite Bay. "She was an independent lady all those years."
  In 1943, Emma married Ivan "Bud" McCurdy, and the two later built a house in Rio Linda, where they lived for 30 years. Both volunteered much time with Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.
  "Ultimately, she was willing to make sacrifices for her family." Said Pennington, who said her mother instilled in her children the value of education and a belief that "strength comes from the family unit."
  After her husband's death in 1979, Mrs. McCurdy moved to Carmichael.
  In addition to her children, she is survived by four grandchildren.
  Services will be a t 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 5757 Greenback Lane, with interment following at East Lawn Sierra Hills Cemetery.
  Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heart Association.

Sac Bee Fri 20 Sep 1996 B7
In Sacramento, September 18, 1996, wife of the late Emil F. Bazlen; mother of Gary Bazlen and Lynzie Haynes of Sacramento; mother-in-law of Marcy Bazlen Cronin; aunt of Harold STRAUCH, M.D. A native of Sacramento, aged 92 years. At her request no services will be held. A lifetime member of Native Daughters of California. HARRY A. NAUMAN & SON, Funeral Directors.

SF Chron Wed 12 Feb 1997 A20
NICOLAUS, Dorothea Holden - Died peacefully February 9th surrounded by her loving family. She was 83 years of age. A fourth generation San Franciscan. "Ting" to her family and friends, graduated from Miss Burke's School. She was married to the late Edward August Nicolaus, Jr., member of a pioneer Sacramento family, for 56 years. She was active in the Century Club of California. She is survived by her children, Edward A. Nicolaus III, Nancy Zacher and Patricia Raven; son-in-law Charles H. Raven III; grandchildren Peter, Kasey, Ted and Nicolaus Zacher and Ted, Jennifer and Charley Raven; sister Mary Meek; and brother St. George and sister-in-law Moira Holden. Proceeding her in death were her brother and sister-in-law Elsie and Angus Stewart "Bill" Holden and brother-in-law John B. Meek.
  Private interment will be in Sacramento. A memorial celebration will be held in Bolinas. The family requests donations to your favorite charity.

Sac Bee Thu 15 May 1997 D1 &7
Pioneer head of Crystal dies at 88
By Clint Swett
Bee Staff Writer
  Kenneth Hansen, who with his two brothers took over the Crystal Cream and Butter Co. from his father, died Wednesday morning while being treated for a stroke.
  He was 88.
  Hansen was the last surviving brother of the three who helped build Crystal into a dairy food power in the Central Valley.
  Kenneth Hansen and his brothers, Vernon and Gerald also founded KCRA Television and Radio and owned the stations until 1962.
  Kenneth Hansen was born April 7, 1909, above the dairy his father Carl operated in the small Humboldt County town of Loleta.
  In 1921, Carl Hansen, an immigrant from Denmark, bought a dairy in Sacramento and he and his sons transformed it into the largest single-site dairy food processing operation in California.
  Kenneth Hansen began work at the Sacramento dairy at age 12, attending local schools and graduated from Sacramento High School.
  During World War II, he worked picking up milk from neighboring ranches, made butter and delivered it to area markets.
  He helped Crystal develop relationships with retail supermarkets, such as Compton's, Corti Brothers and Albertson's, with customers stretching from Modesto to the Oregon border.
  He and his brothers rotated titles at Crystal with all serving at times as president and chairman of the board. Kenneth Hansen was board chairman when he died.
  His son, Donald K. Hansen, 48, continues as president of the company.
  Kenneth Hansen is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary. His first wife, Lucielle Hansen died in 1965.
  He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Joan Brooks and Diane Watkins, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at W. F. Gormley & Sons, 2015 Capitol Ave. Burial will be private.
  The family asks that any remembrances be made to a charity of the donor's choice or to the Sharing Place, 5105 F St., Sacramento, 95819.

Sac Bee Sat 2 Aug 1997Stephens
In Sacramento, on July 28, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Robert Elwood Stephens; daughter of the late Edward and Florence Nicolaus; sister of Betty Nicolaus Gray, and preceded in death by siblings, Wendel K. Nicolaus, Edward A. Nicolaus, Jr., and Jeanne Nicolaus Caywood. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a native Sacramentan, aged 91 years. She was a fourth generation descendent of CA Pioneers. Her great grandfather arrived from Pennsylvania in 1848 aboard the "Osceola", on a six month journey around Cape Horn. She graduated from the University of Berkeley and was affiliated with the Kappa Kappa Gamma National Sorority. She was an early member of the Sacramento Junior League. In 1955 she and her husband retired to Carmel for 14 years. At the death of her husband, she returned to Carmichael in 1996, and resided there until her passing. A private gravesite will be held at the family plot in Sacramento City Cemetery. Remembrances in her honor may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. W.F. GORMLEY & SONS, Funeral Directors Since 1897.

Sac Bee Sat 27 Jun 1998
FLINT, VERA NICOLAUS Passed away 10.5.97 in Carmel CA. She was born Jan. 1, 1905 in Sacramento, third generation (all four of her grandparents arrived from Germany in 1851) She left two children; Sally Flint Swanson of Carmel Valley, CA and Wendel Flint who lives on the Cosumnes River, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her husband Clovis Daniel "Bill" Flint preceded her in death. Family is holding a memorial service Sunday at the Nicolaus Ranch where Wendel Flint lives.

Sac Bee Tue 16 Nov 1999
Born March 27, 1910 in Cleveland Ohio. Passed away November 12, 1999 in Roseville at the age of 89 years. Loving mother of Kenna Boyer, grandmother of Bryan Boyer & wife Tracy, Lynn Boyer and wife Rochelle, Nan Hoffmeyer & husband Scott, Suzanne Shane & husband Pat and Melanie Boyer wife of the late Dana Boyer (grandson). 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild also survive her. Mrs. Wait was preceded in death by husband Kenneth O. Wait. She was also a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service 11:30 AM Wednesday November 17, 1999 at Odd Fellows Cemetery 2720 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento.

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