Susan Ruth Devotogrew up in El Cerrito and attended El Cerrito High School. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1972 with a degree in political science. After working for Wells Fargo Bank, she married Stan Devoto in 1975 and they began farming in Sonoma County. She served on farmers markets board as well as the West Sonoma County School Board. Devoto died after a prolonged battle with brain cancer on August 23 at the age of 63.
Douglas William Gatiewas born in Albany and spent his childhood in the Bay Area. He graduated from Cal State Chico with a degree in construction engineering management. He moved to Woodland and began his career in the construction industry. Gatie died suddenly on August 5 at the age of 53.