Pamela (King) John (1955-1979)

Aug 15, 1955 – Jan 20, 1979

A memorial service was held January 26, 1979 at Skyview Memorial Chapel in Vallejo, California, for Pamela King John, 23, a former Napa resident.
    Mrs. John’s body was discovered Saturday in the Napa River.
    Born in San Francisco, she came to Napa as a youngster and attended schools here, graduating from Napa High.  She later attended Napa College.
    Mrs. John lived in Vallejo the past five years.
    Survivors include her husband, Vernon B. John of Napa, a sister, Patricia Gondola of Napa, brothers Vincent King of Vacaville and Tim and Kevin King of Vallejo, her father, William R. King of Napa, and mother, Fern King of Vallejo.

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Larry Bohland (1954-2018)

Sep 27, 1954 – Aug 10, 2018 (Manteca, CA)

Larry Bohland (63) passed away suddenly Friday August 10, 2018 in Manteca.

He was born September 27, 1954 in Vallejo, CA to Charles and Eunice Bohland. He retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2010. During his retirement years he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Larry left behind his wife Nellie Bohland; children Tiffany Bohland, Ashley (Jeremy) Barth, Alisha Bohland, four step-children; 14 grandchildren; and a brother Kenny Bohland.

Kenneth Noel (1953-2018)

Oct 1, 1953 – Apr 27, 2018 (Napa, CA)

On April 27, 2018, our dear brother, uncle and friend, Ken Noel, went home to be with our Lord.

Kenneth Paul Noel was born October 1, 1953 to Paul and Marjorie Noel in Napa, Ca. Ken was the youngest of four siblings and a friendly, kindred spirit to all who knew him. Throughout his life Ken enjoyed collecting butterflies, camping with family, and fishing. He was also an avid walker and enjoyed his daily walks. When he wasn’t spending time outdoors, you could catch him following his favorite teams, the 49ers and the Giants.

In the early 90’s he moved from Napa to Sonoma. It was there he met and married the love of his life, Judy Whitten on May 1, 1998. Ken adored Judy and took loving care of her until her death December 1, 2010.

Ken is survived by brother David & Eumelia Noel of San Jose, sister Marilyn & Rod Slade of Napa, brother Gary & Debbie Noel of Prosser, Wa., nephews Ryan Slade and Dan Noel, nieces Angela Slade-Buchanan, Kim Noel-Channel and Tina Noel, along with 9 great nieces and nephews and in-laws, Ed and Jackie Whitten who have remained close, along with his beloved church family.

A celebration of Ken’s life was held on June 8, 2018 at the Sonoma Church of the Nazarene in Napa.

Kenneth (Cronk) Adamson (1954-1991)

Apr 3, 1954 – Nov 15, 1991 (Mullan, ID)

Kenneth B. (Cronk) Adamson, a former Napa resident, died in Mullan Idaho Nov 4, 1991. He was 37.

Mr Adamson was born on April 3, 1954 in Middlesex, New Jersey, to John and Pat Cronk. They came to California in 1958 and to Napa in 1961. Mr. Adamson attended St. John’s Lutheran School, Northwood Elementary, Redwood Junior High, Napa High, and graduating from Vintage High in 1973. While at Redwood, he was active in all the choirs and musicals.

He married his current wife on December 7, 1988, in Napa. He had two previous marriages, first to Glenda (Bartelson) Meats and his second to Diane Nance. He has a daughter from his first marriage.

Mr. Adamson worked for George Rosenberg, Santa Rosa Egg Company and North Bay Produce before moving to Mullan in June of 1990. He was presently working at Wallace Inn in Wallace, Idaho.

He coached girls softball and cheerleaders. He was a charter member and president of the Napa Jaycees. He was president of the Silver Valley Jaycees in Mullan, served as local chairman of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign and was running for City Council at the time of his death. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Mr. Adamson is survived by his wife, Jenny of Mullan; his daughter, Charlene of Napa; his father, John Cronk of Sacramento; his mother, Pat (Cronk) Laughner of Napa; two sisters, Dorothy Guadagni of Napa and Kimberly Beck of New Jersey; four brothers, Robert Cole of Petaluma, Donald Cronk of Australia, Dennis Cronk of Glen Ellen, and Nelson Cronk of Santa Rosa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held in Mullan, Idaho

Karen M. Murphy (1955-2015)

11 May 1955 – 12 Dec 2015 (Clatskanie, OR)

Karen Marie Murphy, aged 60 years, from Clatskanie, Oregon, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Oregon Health and Science University.
Karen was born on May 11, 1955, in Vallejo, California to her parents Conrad and Harriet (Morris) Murphy.
The children of Karen Murphy hosted a Celebration of Life for Karen on February 13, 2016, at the Clatskanie Baptist Church in Clatskanie, Oregon.

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Forrest L. Lilley (1955-1978)

10 May 1955 – 13 Aug 1978 (Napa)

Forrest Lilley of Vallejo was killed in a fiery head-on collision with a pickup truck on Silverado Trail about 5:10 PM Sunday, Aug 13, according to the California Highway Patrol. Lilley was pronounced dead at the scene after his motorcycle collided head-on with a pickup driven by Manual Lema, 60, of Oakland.
Lema told the CHP Lilley was riding alongside another cycle driven by Albert Porreco, 30, of Benecia, when Lilley apparently lost his balance. Lilley reportedly veered over into the opposing lane into the path of Lema’s truck. Lema said he swerved to the right and slowed but could not avoid a collision. Lilley’s cycle burst into flames upon impact, Lema told the CHP. Following the crash, Lema’s truck went off the road, up a dirt bank and back onto the road.

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Darrel Means (1955-1988)

Aug 29, 1955 – Mar 19, 1988 (Phoenix, AZ)

Darrel O. Means, 32, died Saturday. Mr. Means was born in Oakland on August 29, 1955 to Michael and Adair “Penny” Means. He attended Napa schools and graduated from Napa Valley College in 1982.
He was active in college plays, acted with Pretenders Playhouse, and was active in the Silverado Ballet. Mr. Means also attended San Jose State University.
Mr. Means is survived by his mother, Adair “Penny” Means of Napa; his father, Michael Means of Napa; three brothers, David of Napa, Darian of Austin, Texas, and Dana of Modesto.
Inurnment was at Napa Valley Memorial Gardens Mortuary.

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