Ruben’s Christmas Elves

Ruben M. Contreras was diagnosed with a terminal form of Brain Cancer (DIPG) which has a 0% survival rate.  He courageously fought for over a year and lost his battle with cancer at the age of 7. Ruben was laid to rest at the Davis Cemetery.

The UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center provided Ruben treatment for 12 months. While receiving treatment, Ruben’s family witnessed the outpouring of support for each child while toys were gifted for the holidays.

After Ruben passed, Ruben’s family established the Ruben’s Christmas Elves toy drive which is now in its 3rd year.  All toys donated to benefit the UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center. Join the Contreras family in making this holiday season just a little easier on the families dealing with the unfair reality of pediatric cancer. 

The Contreras family has put together an Amazon wish list for donation ideas that can be found here.

 

 

Drop Off Locations:

Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road Davis, CA 95618

Kuk Sool Won of Woodland 618 Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695

Man Cave Barber Shop 9 Main Street, Suite 111 Woodland, CA 95695

UC Davis ECE Electrical 734 Farrell Street Woodland, CA 95695

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Honoring all those who have served and are now serving, the Davis Cemetery District and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6949 are pleased to bring you this year’s event on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 11 am – 1 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Carswell, WWII Veteran

This year’s program will feature performances by The Davis Brass Ensemble, National Anthem by Carol Kessler, and musical selections by the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Annual Wreath Fundraiser

Family and friends of loved ones can order a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave or displayed at your home. 22″ fresh Noble Fir wreath will be sold for $25 each. All proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of our beautiful cemetery as well as to help fund various outreach events throughout the year. Please contact jess@daviscemetery.org for more information or to order your wreath today. Quantities are limited.

Dia de los Muertos

2019 Event Details

11:30am Altar Viewing and Pan Dulce

12:00pm Danza by Adelita Serena and Kalpulli Tlayolotl

12:30pm Calling Ancestors

1:00pm Mariachi Puente and Mariachi Del Valle

Ven honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que se han cruzado al mundo de los espiritus, en este aminado evento comunitario con Danza Mexica, arte, poesia, chocolate con pan dulce, y musica.

Come honor ancestors and loved ones who have crossed into the spirit world at this lively community event with Danza Mexica, art, poetry, chocolate with pan dulce, and music. Altars will be displayed.

ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their grave sites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand painted Easter egg pot complete with babies breath and tulips. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at embingham19@gmail.com or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

Davis Cemetery Veteran’s Day Ceremony @ 11am

The Davis Cemetery District, in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VRW) Post 6949 in Davis, is hosting its annual Veterans Day Remembrance on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 820 Pole Line Road.  Please join this remembrance of those men and women who have served in the military, defending and protecting the United States.

The Davis Brass Ensemble begins playing at 10:30 am.  The formal part of the program starts at 10:50 am with an explanation of the Bells of Peace, followed by the posting of the colors by the UC Davis ROTC, and vocal performances from Carol Kessler and the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Speakers include VFW Post 6949 Commander Jay Brookman, Davis City Council Member Dan Carson, and Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg. The program also includes a poetry reading by Andy Jones and opening and closing prayers by Rod Layman, chaplain of VFW Post 4969.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Monday, November 5 @ 4 pm

Board of Trustees

Meeting Agenda

Date:                    November 5, 2018

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:             820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA

Board of Trustees:  Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Dennis Dingemans, Heidy Kellison, Marilyn Mansfield (alternate), and Stephen Souza

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda (Action)
  3. Approval of Minutes (Action)
  4. Trustee Announcements
  5. Public Comments

 

Information Items:

  1. Superintendent Report (Written)

Action Items:

  1. District Superintendent Appointment and Assistant Superintendent Search
  2. Purchase of Golf Cart
  3. Removal of Dead Trees
  4. Audit Contract
  5. Special Employee Performance Awards
  6. Consultant Contract
  7. Adjournment and Setting Next Meeting Date

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by 4 pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618 by Office Manager Christi Postlethwaite.

Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28th

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th 10:00 a

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28th, at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum, 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Brass Ensemble will perform a medley of patriotic music from 9:30am-10:00am. The Memorial Day program will be from 10:00am-12:00 pm.
Davis Boy Scouts , Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will place the flags on the graves of veterans early that morning and pick them up that evening.
The ceremony will feature the Davis Brass Ensemble, Davis Children’s Chorale and the Davis High School Madrigals, Carol Kessler, Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, an introduction by Mayor Pro-tem Brett Lee and the keynote speaker will be Jerry Coker.

The son of a career soldier, Jerry Coker lived in the Midwest and Alaska until his father retired from the Army and settled in California. In 1968 Jerry enlisted in the US Marine Corps one week after high school graduation, serving as a rifleman in South Vietnam with the Second Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment. In the spring of 1969 he was severely wounded from grenade fragments during night operations in Quang Nam Province, southwest of Danang City.

After a lengthy recovery in Japan and stateside, Jerry returned to school, married his girlfriend, Jan, and began to write fiction. He earned degrees from UC Davis in English Literature and the Brown University Graduate Writing Program, returning to California in the late 70s to begin a diverse career that began at UC Davis. At UCD he served as a recruiter, publications writer and editor. In his corporate career he served as a marketing manager, researcher, business proposal manager and contract administrator. He later served as a management consultant, high school English teacher, and was the owner of an Information Technology staffing augmentation consulting firm with State and Federal Clients.
During these nearly forty years in Davis, he shared the raising of their two boys, Nathan and Drew with Jan, a musician and long-time Davis elementary school teacher. After the boys left their hometown to find their own path, both serving in Iraqwith the Marines and then eventually returning to the area with their own wives and now grandchildren, Jan and Jerry realized their small part in the full circle of life, and how precious that participation is.

He is author of two World War II historical fiction novels, First Among Men (2013, Pocol Press), about the 1943 invasion of Attu Island in the Aleutians of which his father participated; and Into the Wet (2015, Black Rose Writing and 2017, Pocol Press second printing), about the 1942 campaign of the Japanese Army to take New Guinea from the Australian Army, known as the battle for the Kokoda Trail.

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We will be in need of volunteers to aid in the handing out of programs and the removal of flags later in the afternoon.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting monetary donations.

Please contact cemcod@dcn.org if you would like to help.