Robert McEvoy Manly

M, b. 22 March 1919, d. 16 January 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Robert McEvoy Manly married June Harry Manly, daughter of Herbert H Harry and Mrs. Dexter Harry.1 Robert McEvoy Manly was born on 22 March 1919 at New London, Conn.1 He died on 16 January 2004 at Sonora, California, at age 84.1,2

Family

June Harry Manly b. 10 May 1919, d. 28 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. [S1994] PML News, Feb 2004, page unk, Robert M. "Bob" Manly March 22, 1919 - January 16, 2004
    Robert McEvoy Manly, 84, of Greeley Hill died January 16 at Tuolumne General Hospital in Sonora.
    Bob was a native of New London, Conn., and lived in Greely Hill 26 years. He met his wife, June, when they were both students at U. C. Berkeley. He was a rancher and businessman for 50 years, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He had managed and owned service stations in Oakland for many years then "retired" to farm a grape vineyard in Lodi. An avid, runner, hiker, and outdoorsman, Bob believed that experiences in life were much more valuable than possessions. He took his family and friends on many outdoor adventures throughout his life. He had hiked most all of Yosemite's trails and climbed her mountains -- climbing Mr. Hoffman and Half Dome again within the last five years.
    Bob, who began running 1974, was a well known long distance runner who competed for many years in the Old Mill Run in Columbia. He won first place in the 60 and over category four years in a row (1979-1982). When he could no longer run in it, because of his asthma, he walked it -- never wanting to give up. In 1987 he received their Honor Roll Award. He completed over 60 marathons and many ultra-marathons (one 100-miler -- the Squaw Valley-to-Auburn Western States Endurance Classic which he completed in 31 hours). In 1987, when Chris Bateman interviewed him for an article in The Union Democrat, he was still running 28 miles a week.
  2. [S1993] Union Democrat, 23 Jan 2004, 2A, Longtime Greeley Hill resident Robert McEvoy Manly died Friday, Jan. 16, at a Sonora Hospital. He was 84.
    He was born in New London, Conn., and lived in Greeley Hill for 26 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a rancher and a businessman for 50 years.
    Mr. Manly was a well-known long-distance runner who for many years competed in the Old Mill Run. He also completed more than 60 marathons and many ultra-marathons.
    Mr. Manly is survived by four sons, Tim Manly of Jamestown, Tom Manly of Oakdale, Pat Manly of Lodi and Ken Manly of Midpines; four daughters, Rosemary Gamblin of Acampo, Molly Wood of Albuquerque, N.M., Kitty Quayle of Placerville and Ann Lory of Piedmont; two brothers, Pat Manly of San Diego and Bill Manly of Santa Rosa; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, June.
    Private family services have been held. Donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice.

Fred A. Leigh

M, b. 26 October 1916, d. 25 January 2004
FatherLewis A Leigh1
MotherCaroline (Breckenmaker) Leigh1
Bur-RevO
Last Edited2 Jul 2014
     Fred A. Leigh was buried at Elkton, South Dakota. He married Mrs. Velma Leigh.1 Fred A. Leigh was born on 26 October 1916 at Montana.2 He was the son of Lewis A Leigh and Caroline (Breckenmaker) Leigh.1 Fred A. Leigh died on 25 January 2004 at Ventura, Ventura Co., California, at age 87.1

Citations

  1. [S1401] Union Democrat, 01 Mar 2004, Online Edition, Fred A. Leigh October 26, 1916 - January 25, 2004
    Former Greeley Hill resident Fred A. Leigh, age 87, of Ventura, passed away, January 25, peacefully at his home after a long illness. He was born on a homestead in Montana to Lewis A. Leigh and Caroline Breckenmaker Leigh on October 26, 1916.
    He was a printer all his life. He and his wife, Velma, owned and operated The Leigh World, a newspaper in Nebraska. They moved to Ventura in 1956 and soon he had his own print shop there. when they retired they moved to their mountain home by Yosemite. He was active in many community affairs. He was president of the Greeley Hill Community Club and helped build the senior annex building. Fred was always ready to lend a helping hand.
    He served in the 84th Infantry Division in World War II as a machine gunner and received the Bronze Star. Until the last three years he had only missed three of the yearly conventions of the Railsplitters Society since the war ended. He also served as president of the National Society and attended many of the California chapters meetings and get togethers. He is a past commander of the American Legion of Ventura, Post 339.
    Fred and Velma arrived in Greeley Hill circa 1972 and returned to Ventura about 1992 due to ill health.
    Fred loved Greeley Hill and was always on the look-out for items that the community could use. the past chairs in the Community Hall came from Ventura as well as the bingo board and supplied needed for bingo. The long couch along the wall also came from Ventura.
    Fred was also active in the Northside Ambulance Association and did what he could for the Greeley Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
    He was a "Mr. Fixit" around the house and loved to travel and have barbecues. He had a good sense of humor and will be dearly missed. He will always be in our hearts.
    He is survived by his daughter, Nona Belle Jensen; grandsons, Randy and Rick Jensen; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma, his son, David, one brother, three sisters and son-in-law, Albert Jr. Jensen.
    Services were held and burial was in Elkton, So. Dakota.
  2. [S1401] Union Democrat, 01 Mar 2004, Online Edition, Fred A. Leigh October 26, 1916 - January 25, 2004
    Former Greeley Hill resident Fred A. Leigh, age 87, of Ventura, passed away, January 25, peacefully at his home after a long illness. He was born on a homestead in Montana to Lewis A. Leigh and Caroline Breckenmaker Leigh on October 26, 1916.....

William Ross Dauth

M, b. 30 March 1920, d. 4 February 2004
Last Edited27 Mar 2014
     William Ross Dauth was born on 30 March 1920 at Tonopah, Nevada.1 He died on 4 February 2004 at Redwood City, San Mateo Co., California, at age 83.1

Citations

  1. [S1932] Union Democrat, 18 Feb 2004, 2A, William Ross Dauth March 20, 1920 - Feb 4, 2004
    Former Pine Mountain Lake resident William Ross Dauth died Feb. 4 at a Redwood City hospital. He was 83.
    He was born in Tonopah, Nev. He had received a degree in physics and math from Pomona college.
    His family said he proudly served his country for 52 years, spending 25 in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and squadron commander. He was a veteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he worked in the aerospace industry on government contracts for 27 years.
    He bought property in Pine Mountain Lake in 1973 and moved there in 1995, when he retired at age 75. He moved to Sacramento in December 2002 and later to Redwood City.
    One of his favorite pastimes was golf, his family said.
    Mr. Dauth is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathryne (Knowles) Dauth of Redwood City; four children and their spouses, Robert McCullough of Sausalito, Marin County, Mary and Peter Brown of Redwood City, and Beth and Mark Chapel and John and Kim Dauth, all of Groveland; grandchildren, Natalie Larsen, and her husband, Erik, of San Francisco, Heather and Tyler Brown, both of Redwood City, Nathan Chapel, and his wife, Jasmine, of Portland, Ore., Justin Chapel of San Jose, Lindsay Chapel of San Francisco and Chelsea, Derek, Katelyn and J. W. Dauth, all of Groveland; a great-granddaughter, Amelia Larsen; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Gordon Thompson of Montrose, Los Angeles County.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Woodside Chapel of Crippen and Flynn in Redwood City handled arrangements.

Ruby "Maxine" Ward

F, b. 20 November 1925, d. 7 February 2004
Last Edited4 Sep 2015
     Ruby "Maxine" Ward was born on 20 November 1925 at Lindsay, Tulare, California.1 She married Robert E. Ward circa 1940.2 Ruby "Maxine" Ward died on 7 February 2004 at Fremont, Alameda Co., California, at age 78.1

Family

Robert E. Ward b. 2 Oct 1918, d. 29 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. [S1694] Union Democrat, 11 Feb 2004, 2A, Ruby "Maxine" Ward November 20, 1925 - Feb. 7, 2004
    Former Groveland resident Ruby "Maxine" Ward died Saturday at her Fremont home. She was 78.
    She was born in Lindsay, Tulare County. She had lived in Groveland for 17 years and moved to Fremont in December. She was a homemaker.
    Her family said she was an avid reader and read as many as 300 books a year. She enjoyed playing cards, hunting and fishing, her family adds, and she was known for being a wonderful, loving mother who loved babies.
    She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Gardner of San Jose and Vicki Smith of Fremont; a son, Stephen Ward of Fremont; a sister, Nancy Clarke of Lodi; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 64 years, Robert E. Ward, on Sept. 29, 2003.
    A private Family service is scheduled.
    donations can be made in her memory to Pathways Hospice, 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 135, Mountain View, CA 94040.
  2. [S1693] Union Democrat, 01 Oct 2003, 2A, Robert E. Ward Oct. 2, 1918 - Sept. 29, 2003
    Robert E. Ward of Groveland died Monday at his home.He was 84. He was born in Cedar County, Mo. He lived in Groveland for 17 years and worked as a carpenter for 40 years. He was an avid fisherman.
    His family said he loved the outdoors and walking, and he was young at heart. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
    Mr. Ward is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine Ward of Groveland; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cindy Ward of Fremont; daughters, Vicki Smith of Fremont and Shirley Gardner of San Jose; a brother, Joseph Ward of Denver; a sister, Ethel Walker of Denver; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service for friends and family is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at his home.
    Donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Patricia Joan Morris

F, b. 7 September 1929, d. 14 February 2004
Last Edited30 Jul 2011
     Patricia Joan Morris was born on 7 September 1929 at Indianapolis, Indiana.1 She died on 14 February 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 74.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1378] Union Democrat, 18 Feb 2004, Online Edition, Patricia Joan Morris Sept. 7, 1929 - Feb. 14, 2004
    Patricia Joan Morris of Groveland died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. She was 74.
    She was born in Indianapolis and had lived in Groveland since 1996.
    She is survived by her husband, Irvin E. Morris of Groveland; sons, Robert J. Morris of Manteca and Kelly L. Morris of Hemet, Riverside County; a granddaughter, Daphne D. Morris of Manteca; a grandson, Robert B. Morris of Manteca; and a great-granddaughter, Kimberly A. Wise of Manteca.
    Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno is handling arrangements.
  2. [S8] SSDI, PATRICIA J MORRIS, born 07 Sep 1929, died 14 Feb 2004, age 74 years. Last known residence Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co., Califoronoia 95030. SSN 3304-28-8622 issued in Indiana.

Richard P. Devereaux

M, b. 9 May 1941, d. 17 February 2004
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     Richard P. Devereaux was born on 9 May 1941 at Columbus, Ohio.1 He died on 17 February 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 62.1

Citations

  1. [S1934] Union Democrat, 25 Feb 2004, 2A, Richard P. Devereaux May 9, 1942 -- Feb. 17, 2004
    Richard P. Devereaux of Groveland died Feb. 17 at his home. He was 62. He was born in columbus, Ohio. He had lived in Groveland for one year and also for than seven years in the 1970s. He was owner and operator of Omni Graphics in Modesto for 21 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1959.
    Mr. Devereaux is survived by his close friends Margaret Harmon of Fremont and Kenneth Franklin of Groveland.
    A private family service is scheduled. Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Raymond Paul Carpenter

M, b. 4 January 1924, d. 24 February 2004
Last Edited17 Feb 2012
     Raymond Paul Carpenter was born on 4 January 1924 at Modesto, California. He died on 24 February 2004 at La Grange, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 80.1 He was buried on 6 March 2004 at La Grange Cemetery, LaGrange, Stanislaus Co., California.1

Citations

  1. [S1527] Union Democrat, 2 Mar 2004, 2A, Raymond Paul Carpenter, Jan. 4, 1924 - Feb. 24, 2004
    Longtime La Grange resident Raymond Paul Carpenter died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at his home. He was 80.
    He was born in Modesto and lived in LaGrange for more than 25 years. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1942 and worked as a cattle rancher all his life.
    He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during world War II in the European Theater and flew 27 missions as an aerial gunner in a B-17 over Germany. He received the Purple Heart in 1944.
    He was a member of the Coulterville Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    He was involved in the LaGrange Rodeo Association and, his family said, was a gib fan of the Professional Rodeo cowboys Association. He followed his grandson, Dan Erickson's, rodeo career.
    He also was interested in the history of the LaGrange area.
    Mr. Carpenter is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Daisy Carpenter of Kailua, Hawaii; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheri and Glenn McCormick of Pleasanton, Bette Ann and tim Erickson of La Junta, Colo., and Mary
    Beth and Keith Hollinger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a stepson, Lane Triplett, and his wife, Paula, of Boise, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Ann Alexander of Oakland; and nine grandchildren, Mark McCormick of Sacramento, Jeff McCormick of Boston, Dan Erickson of La Junta, Elizabeth Erickson-Noe of Boerne, Texas, Dallyce Erickson of Lexington, Ky., Matt Carpenter of Kailua, Anna Hollinger of Fort Collins, Colorado; Benn Hollinger of Colorado Springs; and Ben Nydegger of Boise.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Carpenter, in 2002.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at La Grange Cemetery.

Harold William Douglas

M, b. 28 January 1916, d. 26 February 2004
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     Harold William Douglas was born on 28 January 1916 at Blackfoot, Idaho.1 He died on 26 February 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 88.1

Citations

  1. [S1947] Union Democrat, 15 Mar 2004, 2A, Harold William Douglas (Jan. 28, 1916 - Feb. 26, 2004) of Groveland died Thursday, Feb. 26, at his home. He was 88.
    He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, and has lived in Groveland for four years. He worked as a district representative for the State of California's Division of Housing for 29 years in the districts of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. He lived in Salinas for 23 years and later retired to Reno, Nev., where he lived for seven years. He also lived in Modesto for three years.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
    He was a member of the 32nd Degree Masons with the Blue Lodge in Salinas, Scottish rites and Pine Mountain Lake Senior Niners, a men's golf club. His family said he enjoyed golf.
    Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife of 64 years, Emily Jane Douglas of Groveland; sons Malcolm William Douglas of King City, Monterey County, and Scott Wallace Douglas of Salinas; daughters Carol Jane Hauprich of Groveland and Barbara Jean Pavao of Manteca; grandchildren, Darcy Wolf of Modesto, Jason Murra of Groveland, Nigel Pavao of San Francisco, Sara Pavao of Manteca and Katy Douglas of King City; great-grandchildren Briana Wolf of Modesto and Raven Pavao of San Francisco; and a sister, Lucille Gregg of Modesto.
    Donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend

M, b. 21 July 1922, d. 1 March 2004
FatherOrland H Townsend1 b. c 1881, d. 3 Apr 1938
MotherCatherine (Joyce) Townsend b. 3 Feb 1899, d. 1969
Last Edited26 Jul 2017
     Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend married Mrs. Lois (White) Townsend.2 Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend was born on 21 July 1922 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California.3 He was the son of Orland H Townsend and Catherine (Joyce) Townsend.1 Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend died on 1 March 2004 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 81.4
     Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend was also known as Mel Townsend.4

Family

Mrs. Lois (White) Townsend b. 31 Mar 1925, d. 14 Feb 2004
Child

Citations

  1. [S1479] 1930 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Groveland, ED 55-7, SD 4, Sheet 5-A (page 21 stamped), Dwelling 124, Household 124, 15 Apr 1930 - ORLAND H TOWNSEND, Head, rents 12.50, Radio, not a farm, male white age 47 years, married, first married at 21, not in school, can read and write, born California, father born Pennsylvania, mother born California, speaks English, Electrician at Hydroelectric plant, working on census day, not a veteran; CATHERINE TOWNSEND, wife, female white age 31 years, married, first married at 21 years, not in school, can read and write, born California father born California, mother born North Ireland, speaks English, not employed; DAVID J TOWNSEND, son, male white age 9 years and 4 months, in ischool, can read and write, born California, both parents born California; CHARLES M TOWNSEND, son, male white age 7 years 9 months, in school, born California, both parents born California; ORLAND E TOWNSEND, son, male white age 3 years 2 months, born California, both parents born California; ROBERT J TOWNSEND, SON, male, white age 3 mos. born Calfiornia, both parents born California.
  2. [S8] SSDI, LOIS E TOWNSEND, born 31 Mar 1925, died 14 Feb 2004, age 78 years. Last known residence Sonora, California. SSN 573-22-2475.
  3. [S1] Unknown compiler.
  4. [S1478] Union Democrat, 03 Mar 2004, online edition, Charles Melvin 'Mel' Townsend
    July 21, 1922 - March 1, 2004
    Charles Melvin "Mel" Townsend, former tuolumne County Sheriff Posse captain and former Mother Lode Roundup grand marshal, died Monday at a Sonora Hospital. He was 81.
    He was born in Groveland. He worked as an electrician foreman for Sierra Conservation Center for 18 years. He also worked for the City and County of San Francisco MUNI Railway and for Anaconda Copper in Yerington, Nev., as well as working in Kennedy Meadows.
    He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was injured in Guadalcanal Island, British Solomons.
    Townsend was a former Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse captain and 1996 Mother Lode Roundup Parade grand marshal.
    His family said he loved hunting, fishing and packing in the back country.
    Townsend was an all-around man, his family said, and he repaired tack and cabins, and led pack trips. His family came first, and he loved them all, his family added.
    Mr. Townsend is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Linda Townsend of Soulsbyville; grandchildren, Eric "Rick" DuTemple of Lodi, Nichols Nichols of Morgan Hill, Trevor Townsend of Heber, Utah, and Brian Townsend of Sonora; and great-grandchildren, Megan DuTemple of Lodi, and Kaylie Townsend of Sonora.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Townsend on Feb. 14, 2004; a daughter, Sandy DuTemple; brothers, David, Orland, Robert and Donald Townsend; and a sister-in-law, Clair.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Terzich and Wilson funeral home.
    Donations.
  5. [S8] SSDI, SANDRA L DUTEMPLE, born 5 Mar 1946, died 21 Feb 2003, age 56 years. SSDI 548-70-0474 issued by California.

Linnea C. O'Brien

F, b. 12 March 1934, d. 1 March 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Linnea C. O'Brien was born on 12 March 1934 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1 She died on 1 March 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 69.1
     Linnea C. O'Brien was also known as Linnea Holm While her obituary does not specifically use her maiden name, it does say that she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Holm who died in 2000.1

Citations

  1. [S1996] Union Democrat, 04 March 2004, page 2A, Linnea C. O'Brien died Monday at her Groveland home. She was 69.
    She was born in San Francisco and had lived in Groveland for five years. She worked as a records supervisor for the San Mateo Sheriff's Department from 1969-75 and for the Menlo Park Police Department from 1975-84.
    Her family said there was nobody else who loved life like "Mama" did and that her life was centered around her husband, her family and especially her grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren, and they made her life, her family added.
    She is survived by her husband, Edwin O'Brien of Groveland; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joan O'Brien of Great Falls, Mont.; a son-in-law, Simon Drake of Lathrop, San Joaquin County; a sister-in-law, Karol Holm of Livermore; grandchildren, Amy Drake and her fiance', Steven Gonya, both of Illinois, Dain Drake of Lathrop, and Tiffany O'Brien of Great Falls; a nephew, John Holm and his fiance', Julie, both of Livermore; and a close friend Kathy Prusac of Illinois.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Allison Drake, in March 1990 and by a brother, Bob Holm, in March 2000.
    Visitation is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Presbyterian Church of the 49ers. A reception will follow.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association-Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Palmer Herman

M, b. 13 May 1935, d. 5 March 2004
Bur-RevC
Last Edited4 Feb 2018
     Palmer Herman was born on 13 May 1935 at Michigan.1 He died on 5 March 2004 at Virginia City, Nevada, at age 68.1

Citations

  1. [S1814] Highway Herald, Apr 2004, unk, Obituary: Thomas Palmer Herman May 13, 1935 - March 5, 2004
    Thomas Palmer Herman, known as "Tom Turkey" passed away March 5, 2004 of natural causes in Virginia City, Nevada. He was 68 years old and a 30-year resident of Coulterville.
    A China Seas Navy Veteran, he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., member of the American Legion, and member of E. Clampus Vitus.
    He was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Marge Herman. He is survived by his daughters Carlinda Jones and Shannon Silvia, six grandsons, two great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.
    Services were held in Virginia City, Nevada on March 19, 2004. A local memorial service date has not been arranged as of this writing. Internment will be at the Coulterville Cemetery.

Michael Robert John DeBernardi

M, b. 19 September 1925, d. 8 March 2004
Last Edited27 Mar 2014
     Michael Robert John DeBernardi was born on 19 September 1925 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1 He died on 8 March 2004 at Arizona at age 78.1
     Michael Robert John DeBernardi was also known as Mickey DeBernardi.1

Citations

  1. [S1939] Union Democrat, 7 Apr 2004, unk, DeBernardi, former county supervisor, dies at 78.
    Sept. 19, 1925 - March 8, 2004
    Michael "Mickey" Robert John DeBernardi, former Tuolumne County District 4 supervisor and former executive manager of the Pine Mountain Lake Association, died March 8 at an Arizona hospital. He was 78.
    He was born in San Francisco to Eileen Agnes and Michael John DeBernardi.
    His family said hard-working, straight-forward, frugal, loyal and patriotic are but a few of the many values that defined the life of Mickey DeBernardi.
    He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and had a love for his country, his family said. His honesty and decency stood out among other attributes throughout his lifetime, his family added.
    At age 29, he was elected to the city council of Daly City and was re-elected three times for a total of 16 years of service to that city. His experience as a small businessman gave him the knowledge and experience needed to chair the city's budget and finance committee. He also served a major twice.
    His family said his love for the land and his desire to hold a fishing rod more frequently, called him to Tuolumne County in 1982. He was hired as the executive manager of Pine Mountain Lake Association in Groveland and served eight years until his retirement in 1990.
    He served as District 4 supervisor in tuolumne county from 1993-97. The love for this adopted county was uppermost in his mind, his family said. Calling upon his experience and expertise in this field, he devoted many hours in research, trusting to make a difference in the community, his family added. He believed in, and was grateful for, the many associations and friends he made, his family added.
    His second retirement in 1997 gave him ample time for fishing, golfing and building a model railroad.
    Due to ill health, he sold his home at Pine Mountain Like and moved to Bullhead City, Ariz., in 2001 to be near family. He spent his last years in the care of his wife, Lory, at his home in the Arizona desert.
    Mr. DeBernardi is survived by his second wife, Lory; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael roger DeBernardi and his wife, Linda, Matthew John DeBernardi and Mark lee DeBernardi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Joan DeBernardi and Dawne Elizabeth and James Siekman; a sister and brother-in-law, Eileen Catherine and Edwin Gallagher; a sister-in-law, Linda Maria DeBernardi; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; extended family members; and many friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Elizabeth; and a younger brother, Robert Hugh DeBernardi.
    Private services and cremation are planned. A tree will be planted in his memory near the 14th green at Pine Mountain Lake golf course, where he made his one and only hole-in-one, his family said.
    Dimond and Sons silver Bell Chapel in bullhead City, Ariz., is handling arrangements.

Jessie V. Parsons

F, b. 27 June 1904, d. 12 March 2004
Last Edited7 Jul 2011
     Jessie V. Parsons was born on 27 June 1904 at Seattle, Washington. She died on 12 March 2004 at Turlock, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 99.1

Citations

  1. [S1050] Union Democrat, 16 Mar 2004, Online Edition, Jessie V. Parsons June 27, 1904 - March 12, 2004
    Former longtime Tuolumne County Resident Jessie V. Parsons died Friday at a Turlock care home. She was 99.
    She was born in Seattle. She lived in Groveland and Sonora for 24 years and later in Modesto for 29 years. she was a homemaker for 79 years. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge No. 123.
    Her family said she loved to sew.
    She is survived by her sons, Jake Parsons of Altaville and John Parsons of Modesto; a daughter, Betty Lema of Modesto; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Parsons.
    A private family service is scheduled.
    Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Ruth Ardelle LeCleir

F, b. 26 October 1922, d. 16 March 2004
FatherGeorge Allard1
MotherMrs. Helen Allard
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Ruth Ardelle LeCleir was born on 26 October 1922 at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.2 She was the daughter of George Allard and Mrs. Helen Allard.1 Ruth Ardelle LeCleir died on 16 March 2004 at Modesto, California, at age 81.2

Citations

  1. [S1997] Union Democrat, 18 Mar 2004, page 2-A, Ruth Ardelle LeCleir Oct 26, 1922 - Mar 16, 2004
    ... She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda McNulty of Jamestown; a daughter, Marilyn Haydock, and friend, Ron Montoya, of Pomona; 12 grandchildren; and friend, Chris Simmons of Moccasin. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Allard; and four daughters.
  2. [S1997] Union Democrat, 18 Mar 2004, page 2-A, Ruth Ardelle LeCleir Oct 26, 1922 - Mar 16, 2004
    Longtime Moccasin resident Ruth Ardelle LeCleir died tuesday at a Modesto care home. She was 81. She was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and had lived in Moccasin for 24 years. she worked as a boot and shoe saleswoman for 30 years and was the mother of six children.
    She was the last descendant in her generation of two immigrant families. Her family said one family was directly descended from King Charlemagne of France and the other came from French Quebec. French and English were spoken in her early years in North Wisconsin, her family added.
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda McNulty of Jamestown; a daughter, Marilyn Haydock, and friend, Ron Montoya, of Pomona; 12 grandchildren; and friend, Chris Simmons of Moccasin. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Allard; and four daughters.
    No services are scheduled. Terzich and Wilson Funeral handled arrangements.

Wayne Sanders

M, b. 28 February 1937, d. 20 March 2004
Last Edited23 Jan 2018
     Wayne Sanders was born on 28 February 1937 at Ada, Oklahoma.1 He died on 20 March 2004 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 67.1
     Wayne Sanders was also known as Billy Wayne Sanders.2

Citations

  1. [S1998] Union Democrat, 25 Mar 2004, page 2-A, Billy Wayne Sanders Feb. 28, 1937 - March 20, 2004
    Billy Wayne Sanders, father of Deborah Kraft and Colleen Wise, both of Groveland, died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 67.
    He was born in Ada, Okla., to Earl and Mary Sanders. The family moved to California when he was 14 years old. He settled in Hayward where he raised his four children. He later moved to Cottonwood, Shasta County, for about seven years, then back to Modesto to be near his family for the past 10 years. He worked as a welder for Southern Pacific Railroad for 20 years.
    His family said that his children always came first and he loved animals, country music and collecting old coins.
    Mr. Sanders is survived by his son, Daniel Sanders of Cottonwood; daughters and son-in-law, Deborah and Gerald Kraft and Colleen Wise, all of Groveland, and Lori Sanders of Hayward; sisters, Sue England of Pleasanton, Nancy Banton of Sea Ranch, Patsy Mason of Modesto and Shirley Shafer of Newark; a granddaughter, Raelynn Marsh of Groveland; grandsons, Jamison, Jesse and Jerry Kraft and Troy Wise, all of Groveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Private family services are planned. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1998] Union Democrat, 25 Mar 2004, page 2-A.

Hayden Robert Terry

M, b. 9 August 1950, d. 21 March 2004
Last Edited19 Sep 2011
     Hayden Robert Terry was born on 9 August 1950 at San Jose, Santa Clara, California.1 He died on 21 March 2004 at Jawbone Station, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 53.1

Citations

  1. [S601] Union Democrat, 25 Mar 2004, Online Edition, Hayden Robert "Bob" Terry Aug 9 1950 - March 21, 2004
    Longtime Tuolumne County resident Hayden Robert "Bob" Terry died Sunday of natural causes while camping at Jawbone Station. He was 53.
    He was born in San Jose and had lived in Tuolumne since 1983. He grew up in New Almaden, at the time a rural suburb of San Jose.
    He worked as a self-employed mechanic an owned and operated Bob's Mobile Maintenance for 17 years. He was a mechanic for 35 years. He also owned Car Doctor from 1983-84 and worked for auto dealerships. His family said he was a dedicated sportsman.
    He was past president and member of the Mother Lode Gun Club, state chair and life member of the Mule Deer Foundation and chapter chair of the Mother Lode chapter of the Mule deer Foundation. He also was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
    He was a member of the Sportsman, Yosemite deer Herd Advisory Committee, Tuolumne County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Stanislaus Forest Stake Holders Association.
    He also was a hunter's safety instructor and taught a home-protection safety class. He also was a member of numerous other sports-related associations and committees.
    His family said he was a devoted son and beloved brother.
    Mr. Terry is survived by his daughter, Dara Khrane Terry of Santa rosa; a son, Randy Howe of Vacaville; his mother, Mary Terry of Merced; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Teresa Terry of Merced and Maryann and Phil Gillis of Woodland, Yolo county; nephews, Edward Terry and his wife, Lehua, and Seth Mielke, all of Merced, and Paiden Gillis of Woodland; nieces, Raenette Terry of Coalinga, Fresno County, Safe Souza and her husband, Mark, of Merced and Jaryn Gillis of Woodland; a grandson, dustin Howe of sonora; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Hayden "Bill" Terry Jr.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.ml. tomorrow at the Tuolumne County Sheriffs Posse grounds.
    Donations can be made to the Mule Deer Foundation, 1005 Terminal Way, Suite 170, Reno, NV, 89502, or any favorite charity.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangemen.

Keith Edward Neri

M, b. circa 1981, d. 24 March 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Keith Edward Neri was born circa 1981.1 He died on 24 March 2004 at Oakdale, Stanislaus Co., California.1

Citations

  1. [S1999] Union Democrat, 29 Mar 2004, page 2-A, Neri - Keith Edward Neri, 23 of Tuolumne died Wednesday in Oakdale. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home's Tuolumne Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Tuolumne United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Carters Cemetery. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Paul Duston Chapin III

M, b. 21 February 1954, d. 28 March 2004
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
     Paul Duston Chapin III was born on 21 February 1954 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California.1 He died on 28 March 2004 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 50.1

Citations

  1. [S1907] Union Democrat, 08 Apr 2004, 2A, Paul Duston Chapin III Feb. 21, 1954 - March 28, 2004
    Paul Duston Chapin III of Coulterville died unexpectedly March 28 at a Modesto hospital. He was 50.
    He was born in Oakland and lived in Modesto, Turlock and Sacramento before moving to Coulterville in 2003. He worked as a computer technician for 25 years and also owned his own business, Chapin Precision Industries. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972-78. He was a member of Wildwood Community Chapel of Greeley Hill. He worked for Eastman Kodak in earlier years.
    Mr. Chapin is survived by his children, Paul Duston Chapin IV of Weaverville, Trinity County, De'Anna Lee Hubbard of Manteca and Timothy Scott Chapin of Livermore; his parents, Paul and Frances Chapin of Coulterville; a brother, Michael Chapin of Oakdale; a sister, Teresa Schoch of Benicia, Solana County; and a grandson.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Wildwood Community Chapel in Greeley Hill.

John Jay Fiske

M, b. 1 March 1917, d. 31 March 2004
Last Edited26 Dec 2017
     John Jay Fiske was born on 1 March 1917 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1 He died on 31 March 2004 at Greeley Hill, California, at age 87.1

Citations

  1. [S2000] Union Democrat, 29 Apr 2004, page 2-A, John Jay Fiske March 1, 1917 - March 31, 2004
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident John Jay Fiske died Wednesday, March 31, at his home. He was 87.
    He was born in San Francisco. He was a member of the John Jay Fiske and Alonzo Worthington Diehl Pioneer families of Greeley Hill.
    He graduated from Coulterville elementary School and Sonora High School in 1934, where he played on the school's championship football team.
    He then graduated from Modesto Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley.
    He returned to Greeley Hill 33 years ago after working for many years in the electronics industry in Southern California. He built his retirement home on family property there.
    His family said his main interests were his family, hiking and preserving local historic landmarks, including Bower Cave and the Muir Altar Stone.
    He had a deep respect for all living things sharing the planet, his family added.
    He served as a past president of the Greeley Hill Community Club and past Noble Grand of the Coulterville I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 104 and helped in the construction of the Greeley Hill Senior Annex.
    He was a member of Coulterville United Methodist church, a lifetime member of the Northern Mariposa County History Center and past member of the Gold Country Singers.
    Mr. Fiske is survived by wife of 62 years, Ellen Fiske of Greeley Hill; a son, Kent Fiske of Jackson, Wyo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Fiske and Steve McConnell of Washington, D.C., and Nancy and Jeff Craig of Stockton; and grandchildren Rebecca and Jonathan Craig of Stockton.
    Services were held.
    donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370 or to the Northern Mariposa County History Center, 10301 Highway 49, Coulterville, CA 95311.
    the Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno handled arrangements.

Gloria (Centoni) Giorgi

F, b. 3 November 1922, d. 9 April 2003
Bur-RevL
Last Edited4 Jul 2015
     Gloria (Centoni) Giorgi was born on 3 November 1922 at Montana.1 She married Henry E. Giorgi circa 1944.2,3 Gloria (Centoni) Giorgi died on 9 April 2003 at Roseville, California, at age 80.1 She was buried at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery # 252-B, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.

Family

Henry E. Giorgi b. 15 Jan 1920, d. 5 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S2001] Union Democrat, 11 Apr 2003, page 2-A, Gloria Centoni Giorgi Nov. 3, 1922 - April 9, 2003
    Gloria (Centoni) Giorgi, 80 of Pine Mountain Lake died Wednesday at a Roseville care home.
    Mrs. Giorgi was born in Montana and moved to Oakland with her family in 1925. She graduated from Fremont High School, Oakland, and had worked for Shell Oil company before she married Henry "Hank" Giorgi. The couple settled in alameda, where gloria was very active in the community, including her service as the charter president of Paden Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association.
    She was an avid sportswoman and a determined competitor in Alameda women's volleyball, golf and tennis.
    In 1985, after living in Alameda for 40 years, she and her husband moved to Pine Mountain Lake, where she continued to refine her golf and tennis games.
    Mrs. Giorgi is survived by her husband of 59 years, Henry "Hank" Giorgi of Pine Mountain Lake; two sons, Steven Giorgi and his wife, Darlynne of Roseville, Stan Giorgi and his partner, Robert Stull, of Alameda; two grandchildren, Nathan Giorgi and his wife, Janice, of Sacramento and Marshall and his wife, Kim, of Lodi; three great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Brooke and David; and a sister, Mary Lazzarino.
    A memorial service is scheduled for noon Saturday, April 19, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Big Oak Flat, followed by an open house in celebration of her life at Pine Mountain Lake Country Club. Price Funeral chapel of Citrus Heights is handling arrangements.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2054, Oakland 94604, or D.D. Giorgi Nursing Scholarship, Modesto Junior College, 435 Ave., Modesto 95350.
  2. [S2001] Union Democrat, 11 Apr 2003, page 2-A, Gloria Centoni Giorgi Nov. 3, 1922 - April 9, 2003
    Gloria (Centoni) Giorgi, 80 of Pine Mountain Lake died Wednesday at a Roseville care home. ...
    Mrs. Giorgi is survived by her husband of 59 years, Henry "Hank" Giorgi of Pine Mountain Lake; two sons, Steven Giorgi and his wife, Darlynne of Roseville, Stan Giorgi and his partner, Robert Stull, of Alameda; two grandchildren, Nathan Giorgi and his wife, Janice, of Sacramento and Marshall and his wife, Kim, of Lodi; three great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Brooke and David; and a sister, Mary Lazzarino.
    A memorial service is scheduled for noon Saturday, April 19, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Big Oak Flat, followed by an open house in celebration of her life at Pine Mountain Lake Country Club. Price Funeral chapel of Citrus Heights is handling arrangements.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2054, Oakland 94604, or D.D. Giorgi Nursing Scholarship, Modesto Junior College, 435 Ave., Modesto 95350.
  3. [S2787] Modesto Bee, 9 Jan 2015, online.

Sarah Rovsek

F, b. 22 April 1988, d. 4 April 2004
Last Edited19 Sep 2017
     Sarah Rovsek was born on 22 April 1988 at Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California.1,2 She died on 4 April 2004 at Topaz Lake, Nevada, at age 15.1

Citations

  1. [S2002] Union Democrat, 08 Apr 2004, page 2-A, Sarah Rovsek April 22, 1988 - April 4, 2004
    Former Groveland resident Sarah Rovsek died Sunday from injuries suffered in an off-road-vehicle accident while camping at Topaz Lake, Nev. She was 15.
    She was born in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, and moved to Groveland before she was one year old. She attended Tenaya Elementary School until sixth grade, then moved to Carson City, Nev.
    She was a member of the Douglas High School Band in Nevada and earned many music and academic awards. She played tenor and alto saxophone, flute, clarinet and keyboard and was learning guitar.
    Her family said she enjoyed time with her family and friends, but mostly music.
    She is survived by her parents, Dennis Rovsek of Groveland and Barbara and James Smith of Carson City; a sister, Jennifer Rovsek of Moccasin; grandmother, Dorothy McGalliard of southern California; and aunts, Lisa White and Janna Hemboldt, both of Southern California.
    A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at groveland Evangelical Free church on Ferretti road in Groveland.
    Waltons' Douglas county Mortuary in Minden, Nev., is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1] Unknown compiler.

Fr John F. Foley

M, b. 22 July 1930, d. 25 April 2004
Last Edited11 Jun 2015
     Fr John F. Foley was born on 22 July 1930 at Ontario, New York.1 He died on 25 April 2004 at San Luis Obispo, California, at age 73.1 He was buried at Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California; Burial is in Stockton, although he told his parishoners he wanted to be buried at Our Lady of Mt Carmel. They chose to place a memorial stone for him in the cemetery in honor of his service to the community and to the congregation.

Citations

  1. [S1390] Union Democrat, 28 Apr 2004, Online Edition, Rev. John F. Foley July 22, 1930 - April 24, 2004
    The Rev. John "Jack" F. Foley, a former Sonora and Groveland resident, died Saturday at a San Luis Obispo medical center. He was 73.
    He was born in Ontario, N.Y., and had lived in Tuolumne County from 1992-2000 and served the community of St. Patrick's Parish in Sonora and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Groveland. He entered the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in 1954 and studied theology at DeSales School of theology in Washington, D.C. while he pursued a master's degree in physics from the Catholic University of America, which he received in 1960. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1959.
    Following his ordination, he taught science in high schools in Pennsylvania and New York. In 1972, he was assigned as a faculty member of St. Mary's High School in Stockton where he served until 1987. during this period of time, he also traveled to Sonora on weekends to celebrate the liturgy with the people of St. Patrick's Parish.
    In 1992, he moved from full-time education work to parish work with ministry assignments at St. Patrick's in sonora. He accepted his last assignment as pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.
    His friends at the O.S.f.S. community said that he had a great love of the outdoors and especially enjoyed hiking in the Sierra Nevada and sailing with friends. He was a kind, caring and gentle man, his friends added, and he was well-like and well-respected by those of all ages.
    Rev. Foley is survived by his twin sister, Alice (Foley) O'Malley of Parrish, Fla.; a sister, Beth (Foley) Colburn of New York; a brother, Bill Foley, of Florida; and his friends.
    Visitation is scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. tonight at DeYoung Shoreline chapel, 7676 Shoreline Drive in Stockton. a vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the chapel. A Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael's Catholic church, 5882 N. Ashley Lane in Stockton.
    Donations can be made to Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Development Fund, 2056 Parkwood Ave., toledo, Ohio 43620 and the Maya Indian Missions in the Yucatan, P.O. Box 8195, toledo, Ohio 43605.
    DeYoung funeral Home in Stockton is handling arrangements.

Charles Clayton McDowell1

M, b. 19 January 1942, d. 10 April 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Chuck McDowell married Shirley Ann McDowell. Charles Clayton McDowell was born on 19 January 1942 at Piru, Ventura, California.1 He died on 10 April 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 62.1
     Charles Clayton McDowell also went by the name of Chuck McDowell.

Family

Shirley Ann McDowell b. 6 Jul 1938, d. 15 Sep 1995
Child

Citations

  1. [S2003] Union Democrat, 14 Apr 2004, page 2-A, Charles "Chuck" Clayton McDowell Jan. 19, 1942 - April 10, 2004
    Longtime Groveland resident Charles "Chuck" Clayton McDowell died Saturday at his home. He was 62.
    He was born in Piru, Ventura County, and had lived in Groveland since 1973. He worked for the California Department of Forestry for 36 years and retired with a rank of captain B. He was stationed at the Groveland Fire Station for most of his career.
    His family said he was an avid reader, Civil War and World War II buff and interested in Mountain Man Rendezvous.
    He had numerous friends in CDF, his family added, and was well loved by his family and many friends.
    M. McDowell is survived by his wife, Lucretia "Pat" McDowell of Groveland; a daughter, Gwennie Lee McDowell; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Jennifer McDowell; a sister, Adena Rae Bernstein; four stepdaughters and their spouses; a stepson-in-law; many step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many grand nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter.
    No services are planned.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 or the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.
    Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1974] Union Democrat, 19 Sep 2001, 2A, Tammy Dale Long March 25, 1960 - Sept. 20, 2001
    Tammy (Dale) Long, 41, a former resident of Groveland, died Sunday in Canby, Ore., after a long battle with breast cancer.
    Mrs. Long was born in Clovis, N.M., and grew up in Groveland and Coalinga. She lived in Fresno for many years and lived in Canby for the past six years.
    She graduated from Sonora High School in 1978.
    She held a successful career in banking in Fresno for many years. She worked for ERA Elite Realty in Wilsonville, Ore., for four years.
    She was an active member and supporter of Canby Mom's Club and an avid gardener.
    Her family said she was a loving and devoted mother. they said her son was the joy of her life.
    Mrs. Long is survived by her husband of 14 years, Gary Long of Canby, Ore.; two sisters, Debbie Williams of Fresno and Gwen McDowell of California; a brother, Chuck Dale of Georgia; and stepfather, chuck McDowell of Groveland.
    A candlelight prayer service will be held thursday at 7 p.m. in Mrs. Long's rose garden at her home. Cremation was private. Canby Funeral chapel is handling arrangements.
    Donations may be made to Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 92042 Portland, OR 97292-2042.
    DUD.

Hugh Smith

M, b. 28 November 1938, d. 20 April 2004
Last Edited1 Aug 2017
     Hugh Smith was born on 28 November 1938 at Alameda, California.1 He married Carol "Kay" (Parker) Smith circa 1950.2,3 Hugh Smith died on 20 April 2004 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 65.4

Family

Carol "Kay" (Parker) Smith b. 1928, d. 2015

Citations

  1. [S2004] Union Democrat, 23 Apr 2004, page 2-A, Hugh Smith No. 28, 1928 - April 20, 2004
    Longtime Groveland resident Hugh Smith died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 75. He was born in Alameda and had lived in Groveland for 20 years. He worked as a motor vehicle manager for Pacific Bell, now known as SBC, for 33 years.
    He was members of the East-Belt Tuolumne Masonic Lodge No. 8 an past master twice; Stockton Scottish rite; AAHMES Shrine Temple; Tuolumne Star Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 123; Pine Mountain Lake Aviation Association; Tuolumne County Aeronautical Association; Golden Gate Navioneers; American Navion Society and past president; and Mosaic Masonic Lodge in Livermore.
    He served in the U.s. Navy Air Reserves for 22 years. His family said he was an avid pilot and built his own airplane.
    Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Carol "Kay" Smith of Groveland; sons, Timothy Smith of Livermore and Michael Smith of Bedford, Texas; daughters, Holly Smith of Sonora and Margie Versen of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a sister, Eleanor Keith of Colfax, Placer County; grandsons, Tyler and Spencer Doyle, and Mark Versen all of Highlands Ranch and Kyle Versen of Kenosha, Wis.; granddaughters, Katie Versen of Logan, Utah, Claire Smith of Bedford, Kim Marini of Alameda, Kelly Alvey of Concord and Krissy Tunnell of Reno, Nev.
    A memorial service was to be held 1 p.m. today at Groveland Evangelical Free Church. Donations can be made to America Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 or Sonora Regional Medical Center, Community Home Care, 1000 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2004] Union Democrat, 23 Apr 2004, page 2-A, Hugh Smith No. 28, 1928 - April 20, 2004
    Longtime Groveland resident Hugh Smith died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 75. ... Mr. Smith is survived by his wife Carol "Kay" Smith of Groveland; sons, Timothy Smith of Livermore and Michael Smith of Bedford, Texas; daughters, Holly Smith of Sonora and Margie Versen of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a sister, Eleanor Keith of Colfax, Placer County; grandsons, Tyler and Spencer Doyle, and Mark Versen all of Highlands Ranch and Kyle Versen of Kenosha, Wis.; granddaughters, Katie Versen of Logan, Utah, Claire Smith of Bedford, Kim Marini of Alameda, Kelly Alvey of Concord and Krissy Tunnell of Reno, Nev.
    ...
  3. [S2884] Union Democrat, Dec 4 2015.
  4. [S2004] Union Democrat, 23 Apr 2004, page 2-A.

Lydia Elizabeth Harris

F, b. 3 October 1951, d. 2 May 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Lydia Elizabeth Harris was born on 3 October 1951 at Santa Paula, Ventura, California.1 She died on 2 May 2004 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 52.1

Citations

  1. [S2007] Union Democrat, Lydia Elizabeth Harris Oct. 3, 1951 - May 2, 2004
    Lydia Elizabeth Harris of Greeley Hill died Sunday at her home. She was 52. She was born in Santa Paula, Ventura County, and live in Greeley Hill for 16 years. She spent her life as a homemaker and was a member of the women's Fellowship of Coulterville Christian Fellowship Church.
    Her family said she loved Jesus. She also loved crafts, Native American culture, fishing, boating and swimming. She loved her family and was always the "Band-Aid" helping them heal emotionally and physically, her family added.
    She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John Harris of Greeley Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Darren Ferrell of Greely Hill; sons and daughters-in-law Tajma and Kim Hickerson of Union city, Alameda County, Jacoby Hickerson of Berkeley, charles and Rachel Harris of Lake Shastina, Siskiyou county, and Eli Harris of Greeley Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Carolyn Campbell of Oroville and Finley and Denise Campbell of Greeley Hill; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jasmine and Forrest Ferrell, all of Greeley Hill, Elijha and Destini Hickerson of Union City and Ember Rose Harris Lake Shastina; nieces and nephews, Darrell, Becky, Josh, Jesse and Matthew; cousins, Lois Wiggs of Lemoore, Kings County, Nadine Eldridge of Brookings, Ore., and Trisha gillian of Van Nuys; and many friends in Coulterville and surrounding area.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lois Pierce and Jack Campbell.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 .am. Saturday at Coulterville christian Fellowship Church, 5033 Main St., in Coulterville.
    Donations can be made to Coulterville Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. box 256, coulterville, CA 95311. Flowers can be sent to the church on Saturday.
    Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Anthony "Tony" John Botell

M, b. 27 September 1939, d. 4 May 2004
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     Anthony "Tony" John Botell was born on 27 September 1939 at Kings Norton, England.1 He died on 4 May 2004 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 64.2

Citations

  1. [S1608] Union Democrat, 07 May 2004, 2A.
  2. [S1608] Union Democrat, 07 May 2004, 2A, Anthonh "Tony" John Botell Sept. 27, 1939 - May 4, 2004
    Anthony "Tony" John Botell of Groveland died Tuesday at his home. He was 64.
    He was born in Kings Norton, England, and lived in Groveland for five years. He worked as a beverage distributor for 35 years.
    His family said he enjoyed traveling, camping, hiking, gardening, kayaking, reading and music.
    Mr. Botell is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carolyn Botell of Groveland; sons and daughter-in-law, Bob Botell of Dublin and tom and Jennifer Botell of Red Bluff; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Rob Ching of england; a sister and brother-in-law Joan and Jerry Johnson of San Leandro; grandchildren, Katrina, brittany and tom Botell, Matthew Ranford and Alister Ching; nieces and nephews, Nicola Hull and John Johnson, both of Missouri, James Johnson of Tahoe, Nev., and Rebecca Corral of the Bay Area; many great nieces and nephews; many cousins, aunts and uncles in the United States and England; and his parents, Tom and Dorothy Botell of England.
    No Services are scheduled.
    Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elwanda Sullivan

F, b. circa 1921, d. 8 May 2004
Last Edited5 Apr 2014
     Elwanda Sullivan was born circa 1921.1 She died on 8 May 2004 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.2

Citations

  1. [S2008] Union Democrat, 10 May 2004, page 2-A, Elwanda Sullivan 83, of Groveland died Saturday at a Sonora hospital.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2008] Union Democrat, 10 May 2004, page 2-A.

Charles "Bud" Newton

M, b. 14 June 1936, d. 9 May 2004
Last Edited6 Apr 2014
     Charles "Bud" Newton was born on 14 June 1936 at West Monroe, Louisiana.1 He died on 9 May 2004 at Victorville, San Bernardino, California, at age 67.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2010] Union Democrat, 13 May 2004, page 2A, Charles "Bud" Newton June 14, 1936 - May 9, 2004
    Former don Pedro resident Charles "Bud" Newton died sunday at his Victorville, San Bernardino county, home. He was 67.
    He was born in West Monroe, LA, and lived in Lake Don Pedro for 13 years. He was a career electrician and a member of the International brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-57.
    His family said his greatest joy in life was his family. He was an avid gardener with a special interest in roses and cacti. He was a colorful character and had a great sense of humor, his family added.
    Mr. Newton is survived by his wife of 51 years, Iva Lee (Corbin) Newton; a son, Michael Newton of Twain Harte; daughters and son-in-law, Shay and Kyle McDonald of Sonora, Paula and Ray Villanueva, Debra Diesel and Rebekah and Alex Gurneal, all of Victorville and Tammy and Carl Gardner of lake Don Pedro; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Charlie" Newton, in 1986.
    Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave. in Merced. A church service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the center. Burial with military honors is scheduled at the Merced cemetery district.
    Inland Memorial Mortuary in colton is handling arrangements.

Willard Junior Townzen

M, d. 16 May 2004
Last Edited19 Sep 2011
     Willard Junior Townzen died on 16 May 2004 at LaGrange, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S1485] Union Democrat, 17 apr 2004, Online Edition, Willard Junior Townzen, 69, of La Grange died yesterday at his home.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.