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Ursula Kobos

"Toni" Kobos passed away peacefully on July 24, 2008 in Davis, California, at the age of 86. She was born Ursula Mildred Royston on April 25, 1922 in Jonesboro, Tennessee to Felix Garland Royston and Mary Etta Copas. She graduated From Our Lady of the Woods School in Carthage, Ohio in 1940. Toni was a WAVE in the US NAVY during WWII where she served in the Hospital Corps and as a Dental Technician. While stationed in Chapel Hill, NC, she met a young sailor named Ted (Thaddeus Kobos) and they fell in love and were married on August 25, 1945. He preceded her in death four months ago. They would have been married for 63 years. Toni's passions were reading, always learning, political interests, volunteering, gardening, cooking, music and singing. She especially loved nurturing her family who always came first. She was a deeply spiritual woman whose life exemplified her beliefs.

She is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Kobos and Jeanne Kobos Lupien; sister, Jean Warren; granddaughters, Krysta and Kelsey Lupien; brother in law, Leverette Warren; nephew Keith Warren; sons in law, Guy Lupien and John Nichols.

A funeral mass will be held at St James Catholic Church, Davis CA on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley V.A. National Cemetery in Dixon, CA, August 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, you may honor Toni by making donations to, or volunteering at either Loaves and Fishes at: sacloaves.org or NAMI at: namisacramento.org.

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Stevie, Jeannie, and the rest of the familiy......please accept our deepest sorrow for Toni's passing, and so sorry that we didn't know of Ted's......Toni was one of the original "mentors" that i have been blessed with having in my life, as a young mom and wife. We lived in Salem, next door, for only 10 years....but the person Toni was has remained in my heart all these many years.......she was a grand lady, and i missed her a lot when you all moved......but we never made it out to California. I'm sure i will see her again! Our love and fondest memories to you all.......Ara & me 603897726

Ara & Dottie Nazarian Aug 11 2008 12:00 AM

We were so saddened to learn about your mom's passing. She was so kind, and one of the most faithful women I knew. To lose both of your loved ones months apart must be so difficult. My condolences to Jeanne, Stevie and the entire family. With deepest sympathy, Donna & Mike Rogers

Donna Rogers Aug 8 2008 12:00 AM

I shall always have fond memories of toni as a most delightful and friendly neighbor. My condolences to especially her daughters, Stevie and Jeanne, as well as Toni's entire extended family. I pray that memories of the good times you all shared will sustain you.

Betty Iams Aug 3 2008 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady & it was my pleasure to have been her friend & co-worker for years.

helen muzerall Jul 31 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Stephanie & Jeanne: I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I remember her being so kind to me when we were kids. My prayers and thought are with you during these difficult days. Gail McCann Markey - Bradford, MA

Gail McCann Markey Jul 31 2008 12:00 AM

Hi to Stevie, I worked with you in DeMoulas with Mr Mac and your friend Linda. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Steve

Steve Devan Jul 31 2008 12:00 AM