Marla Slayton (1955-1987)

Jul 08, 1953 – Jan 19, 1987

Maria L. Slayton, 33, died Monday at Queen of the Valley Hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic accident.

Miss Slayton was born on July 8, 1953 in Napa where she was raised and educated, graduating from Vintage High School.

She enjoyed playing darts, fishing and music. Miss Slayton also enjoyed bicycling, the outdoors, and being with friends.

Miss Slayton is survived by her mother, Violet Murray of Napa; her sister, Ellen Heath of Santa Rosa; her brother, Russ Murray of Napa; two nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her father, Glynne Slayton, predeceased her.

Funeral services were held January 23 at the chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, with Pastor Bill Cain officiating. Interment was at Tulocay Cemetery.

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Annette (Slabaugh) Brooks (1955-2017)

Jun 12, 1955 – Apr 24, 2017

CalTrans shooting victim: Napa Valley Register, Apr 26, 2017

ANNETTE KAKEIALOHA BROOKS Annette, 61 of Carlotta California died on April 24. Born in Houston, TX, June 12, 1955, she was a 73 graduate of vintage high in Napa, CA and was employed at Caltrans for 36 yrs. Her middle name “kaleialoha” means the wreath of love which completely described who she was and how she’ll be remembered. Annette loved creating and her talent reflected this in all her art. She was engaged in various clubs within the community. Her laugh, beautiful smile and helping heart will be sadly missed. We pray that you embrace her memories She is survived by her siblings; Brian of Honolulu, HI, Curtis of American Canyon, CA, Dr. Douglas (kiana) of Corona, Ca, Evalani (Thomas) of Ewa Beach,HI, Ferlin (Yeshua) of Opihikao, HI, Niece and nephews, Heather (Wayne) Tellez, Jordon, Kiana, Jeran, Kalei, Austin, Kalena, Aaron, Kyle,Trever, Emily, Nanea, Nainoa, Ohia, Alia, Rose. Her celebration was held May 3rd followed by a procession starting at Fields landing in Eureka, and the service following at the River’s Lodge. Arrangements were under the direction of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary.

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Jesus Figueroa (1954-2016)

Aug 24, 1954 – Oct 05, 2016

Jesus Figueroa, 62, died unexpectedly on October 5, 2016. He was born August 24, 1954 in Napa to Valerian and Mary Figueroa. He lived and worked in the Napa Valley his whole life.

He is survived by his sister, Anita; brothers, John, Jim (Sue), and Dave (Sally) Figueroa; neices, Ana, Kristy, Ashley, Amanda, Lisa, Matilda and Jen; nephews, Juan, Trino, Bruno, Brian, Mike, Gabe, Joe, Donny, Hunter, Dom; great nieces, Haley, Nyalah, Leanne, Liliana, Jazzlyn, Aubryanna, Nevaeh, Dalila, Iyana, Mirajia and Ashanti; and great nephews, RJ, Sebastin, Gabriel, Jayden, Ricky and Angel.

A funeral service was held on October 21, 2016 in the Tulocay Chapel, followed by graveside committal at St Helena Public Cemetery.

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John Drew (1955-2014)

Nov 01, 1955 – Nov 03, 2014

John Drew, 59, born Nov. 1, 1955, in Stockton, California, to John and Beverlee Drew, passed away Nov. 3, 2014, in Fairfield, California.

A graduate of Vintage High School, class of 1973, John was a carpenter for more than 30 years. He was an Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants fan.

He is survived by his sisters, Kimberlee Gavette, Kristin Drew, Kerin Cook, Kellee Drew; brothers Matthew Drew and Hector Avalos and family; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded by his parents, John and Beverlee Drew.

A memorial service for John was held on Nov. 15, 2014 at Tulocay Cemetery.

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Jose Veliz (1954-2017)

Feb 02, 1954 – Dec 05, 2017

Jose (Pepe) Luis Veliz, 63, our beloved son, brother, and uncle passed away on December 5, 2017 in Henderson, Nevada. He was born on February 2, 1954 to Arnulfo (Arnie) and Celia Escamilla Veliz in Mexicali, Mexico. Jose graduated from Napa High School. He received an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from Napa Community College.

Jose was raised in Napa, California and later moved to Los Angeles, South Bay and then Nevada.

Jose was preceded in death by his mother; Celia Escamilla Veliz. Jose is survived by his father; Arnulfo (Arnie) Veliz of Napa, California and his eight brothers and sisters; Jorge Velez of Anderson, California, Margarita Ayala (Carlos) of Woodland, California, Yolanda Schonbrun (Larry) of Berkeley, California, Ramon Veliz of Anderson, California, Armando Veliz (Lynda) of Dixon, California, Rosy Veliz of Napa, California, Susy McGovern (Jack) of Petaluma, California, and Violet Waschuck of Vallejo, California.

Jose is also survived by nieces and nephews; Cassandra Torento, Jorge Velez Jr., Karla Ayala, Carlos Ayala, Arnie Ayala, Joaquin Ayala, Vanessa Luna—Shannon, Ricardo Luna, Armando Veliz Jr., Alexiz Veliz, Alyze Bellucci, Ashley Pimentel, Josh Gore, Jessica Gore, Jordan Gore, Chloe Welch, Alexander Risley, Ana Waschuck and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held December 18, 2017 at Tulocay Cemetery, followed by a graveside service. 

Robert Uran (1955-2013)

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Jul 22, 1955 – Jul 19, 2013

Robert Dale Uran, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2013. He was born July 22, 1955, to George Dale Uran and Margot Green in North Hollywood, Ca. He had one sister, Leslie Uran (Tiffany Wicken). Bob’s family moved to Willits, Ca, when he was a young boy, with his two step brothers, Lee Uran (Shaun and Kathy) and Steve Uran. He moved to Napa, Ca at 16 years of age. Both of his parents preceded him in death.

Bob worked for the Napa County Department of Corrections for 22 years, retiring in 2007. He had received many accolades through the Department of Corrections, including Officer of the Year in 1996. He also owned his own business, Bob Uran Computer Consulting. His business served various prominent medical groups in the community, both personally and professionally.

Bob loved fast cars and loud music. . He was involved in racing in some way or another. Whether it racing cars and motorcycles as a youth, racing people throughout the streets of Napa, as an adult or working with his friends on a racing crew.

He loved to work with his hands. He was able to fix cars, make furniture, grew amazing gardens, built computers and many other things through the years. His ability to learn and his hunger for knowledge combined to help create an amazingly wide variety of skills and interests.

Humor, compassion and honesty were just a few of the core values Bob lived by. He was always quick with a joke and had a way of making anyone laugh. He had an amazing way of relating to people that allowed him the opportunity to befriend people from all walks of life. People will always remember him for his genuine personality.

Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Bob knew that his heart was his most important quality. Evidenced by his career at NVDC, his years as a foster parent, his mission trip to Brazil, where he helped build a church and finally his computer consulting business, through which, he helped people with their various technology choices (Did you turn it off/on before calling?) He was like an Oreo cookie, with a rough tough exterior and an incredibly soft center.

Bob met Ruby (Brown) Uran in the fall of 1977 and they were married October 7, 1978. He is survived by his wife Ruby Uran and two children, Joshua Morgan Uran (Walnut Creek, CA) and Mallory “Peanut” Elise Uran (Napa). Bob would always say that his family was his life’s work and constantly reminded them, “All we need is each other, me, mom, Josh and Mal.” That unit is not broken by this profound loss, it has only been made stronger by the love we were able to share as a family.

Bob is also survived by his extended family (extended only by travel time) Cousin Dianne Diaz (Ashley and Tyler), Cousin Gil and Shay Green (Ryan), Aunt Charlotte Green and some very special children added to their family along the way: Leslie (Kyler, Kendrick, Katie, Max), Monica (Chris, Mailai, Charles), Patty, Heather.

A Celebration of Bob’s life was held July 27, 2013 at Tulocay Cemetery.

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