Esther Lee (Smith) Holt

F, b. 7 March 1936, d. 7 March 2003
FatherRichard Smith1
MotherMrs. Madeline Smith
Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     Esther Lee (Smith) Holt was born on 7 March 1936 at Haverhill, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Richard Smith and Mrs. Madeline Smith.1 Esther Lee (Smith) Holt died on 7 March 2003 at Copperopolis, Tuolumne, California, at age 67.2

Citations

  1. [S2066] Union Democrat, 11 Mar 2003, page 2A, Esther Lee Holt March 7, 1936 - March 7, 2003
    Esther Lee Holt, 67, of Copperopolis died Friday at her home. Mrs. Holt was born in Haverhill, Mass., to Richard and Madeline Smith....
  2. [S2066] Union Democrat, 11 Mar 2003, page 2A, Esther Lee Holt March 7, 1936 - March 7, 2003
    Esther Lee Holt, 67, of Copperopolis died Friday at her home. Mrs. Holt was born in Haverhill, Mass., to Richard and Madeline Smith. She moved to San Bernardino when she was 12 and attended Bartlett Elementary, Arrowview Junior High School and San Bernardino High School. She had lived in Greeley Hill for many years before moving to Tollhouse, Fresno county. She had lived in Copperopolis for the past 20 years.
    On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Paul Holt Sr. She worked with physically and mentally handicapped people at Cedar Pine Home in Greeley Hill for many years, and worked as a nurse's aide in a care home in Tollhouse.
    She also had worked in Mariposa County, driving a senior citizens van to Sonora for weekly shopping and doctor visits and to Modesto for shopping and lunches. Her family said she enjoyed all the small things in life, and saw beauty in everything. She loved her pets. She and her husband enjoyed metal detecting together. She also enjoyed swimming, traveling, going to Disneyland and spending time with her children, grandchildren, siblings and her mother. She was a member of Lake Tulloch bible Church and had been a member of the Happy Hookers, a quilting and rug making group in Greeley Hill, for 30-plus years.
    Mrs. Holt is survived by her husband of 49 years, Paul Holt Sr.of Copperopolis; her mother, Madeline Johnson of Groveland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Holt Jr. and Vickie Holt and Steve and Barbara Holt, all of Groveland; two daughters and a son-in-law, Doug Williams of Santa Barbara; 11 grandchildren, Trisha and Ross Perlee of Oakley, Clinton, clayton and Allison Holt and Rae Anne Collings, all of Groveland, Jay Reppetto and renee Beckett of Big Oak Flat, Kara Williams of Santa Barbara and Dylan and Amanda Starky of Fresno; four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Casey, Jamie and Sidney Perlee, all of Oakley; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karlene and charles Russell of Hesperia, San Bernardino county, and Gloria and Dave Rosse of Barstow; and a brother and sister-in-law, richard and Chris Smith of West Virginia.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Smith, and stepfather, Harold Johnson.
    A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Tulloch Bible Church, Neptune Society of Stockton is handling arrangements.

Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie

M, b. 15 August 1932, d. 13 March 2003
Last Edited15 Mar 2018
     Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie was born on 15 August 1932 at Anthony, Kansas.1 He married Miriam (Brown) Maltbie circa 1957; Guesstimate.2 Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie died on 13 March 2003 at Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California, at age 70.3

Family

Miriam (Brown) Maltbie b. 1937, d. 1989

Citations

  1. [S2115] Union Democrat, 18 Mar 2003, page 2A, Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie Aug. 15, 1932 - March 13, 2003.
  2. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S2115] Union Democrat, 18 Mar 2003, page 2A, Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie Aug. 15, 1932 - March 13, 2003
    Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie, 70, of Greeley Hill died Thursday at his home. Mr. Maltbie was born in Anthony, Kan., and had lived in Stockton for the past 30 years. He served in the Air Force from 1952-56. He had been a wholesale supplier for General Produce and worked throughout the Central Valley for many years until he retired.
    A former member of Calvary Baptist Church of Stockton, he also belonged to Greeley Hill Baptist Church and volunteered at the church's camp, Ponderosa Christian Camp.
    Mr. Maltbie is survived by his wife, Brenda Maltbie, of Greeley Hill; six children, Gary Maltbie of Stockton, Danny Maltbie of Nashville, Kan., Michael Maltbie of Cleveland, Loren Maltbie of Stockton, Cynthia Landrum of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Kristina Naftel of Groveland; three stepchildren, Diane Ulrich of Oakdale, Suzee Williams of Coulterville and James Michael Carr of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; a brother, Linn Maltbie, of San Jose; and a sister,ro Lois Granburg, of Las Vegas.
    A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, and a graveside service will follow. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Greeley Hill Baptist Church. erzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Donations may be made to Ponderosa Christian Camp, 10241 Heltzel Road, Coulterville 95311.

Sam Hale

M, b. 2 July 1915, d. 19 March 2003
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     Sam Hale was born on 2 July 1915 at Oklahoma.1 He died on 19 March 2003 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 87.1

Citations

  1. [S2041] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2003, page 2A, Sam Hale July 2, 1915 - March 19, 2003
    Sam Hale, 87, of Coulterville died Wednesday at a Modesto hospital.
    Mr. Hale was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Coulterville for the past 23 years. He was a heavy equipment operator for Langworthy Paving for the past 50 years and a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 3.
    Mr. Hale is survived by a son, William Hale of Fresno; a grandson, Marty Hale of San Francisco; a granddaughter, Tammy Hale of Madera; and four great-grandchildren.
    A funeral service was to be held at 1 p.m. today at Wildwood Chapel, Greeley Hill, with burial at Dudley Hill Cemetery, Greeley Hill. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Gene DeArmond Riker

M, b. 14 February 1926, d. 24 March 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Gene DeArmond Riker married Mrs Harriet Riker.1 Gene DeArmond Riker was born on 14 February 1926 at Oakland, California.2 He died on 24 March 2003 at Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., California, at age 77.3 He was buried on 29 March 2003 at Dudley Cemetery, Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California.4

Family

Mrs Harriet Riker d. 15 Jul 1991

Citations

  1. [S2116] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2003, Gene DeArmond Riker Feb. 14, 1926 - March 24, 2003
    ... Mr. Riker is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tom Jackson of Ceres; two grandchildren, Robert Jackson of Oakdale and Tamron Honberger of Hughson; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Eric Jackson of Oakdale and Ryleigh and Paityn Honberger of Hughson; a brother, Albert Glenn Riker of San Antonio; and three nephews, Kerry Riker of Sonora, Mike Riker of Santa Rosa and Daniel Riker of Stockton.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Riker, on July 15, 1991, and a son, William "Bill" Riker, on April 1, 1972....
  2. [S2116] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2003, Gene DeArmond Riker Feb. 14, 1926 - March 24, 2003.
  3. [S2116] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2003, Gene DeArmond Riker Feb. 14, 1926 - March 24, 2003
    Gene DeArmond Riker, 77, a former resident of Greeley Hill, died Monday at a Palo Alto Veterans hospital.
    Mr. Riker was born in Oakland and had lived in Greeley Hill for 52 years. He lived with his daughter in Ceres for the past four years. He worked for Mariposa County Road Department for 22 years and served in the Navy during World War II and Korea, having enlisted at 17. He was a square dance caller in Greeley Hill and enjoyed taking rides in his recreational vehicle and doing mechanic work. His family said he was able to build anything. He once built a car from scrap metal, created things from metal and wood, and welded. He often fixed his neighbors' cars for free when he lived in Greeley Hill. He was the past fire chief of Greeley Hill Volunteer Fire Department and volunteered to help build Red Cloud Park in Greeley Hill.
    Mr. Riker is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tom Jackson of Ceres; two grandchildren, Robert Jackson of Oakdale and Tamron Honberger of Hughson; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Eric Jackson of Oakdale and Ryleigh and Paityn Honberger of Hughson; a brother, Albert Glenn Riker of San Antonio; and three nephews, Kerry Riker of Sonora, Mike Riker of Santa Rosa and Daniel Riker of Stockton.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Riker, on July 15, 1991, and a son, William "Bill" Riker, on April 1, 1972.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dudley Cemetery, Greeley Hill. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Donations may be made to Veterans Administration Hospice, Department of Veteran Affairs, 3801 Miranda Ave., Hospice Ward 1002C, Palo Alto 95304. Attention Vicki Ellis.
  4. [S2116] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2003, Gene DeArmond Riker Feb. 14, 1926 - March 24, 2003
    ... A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dudley Cemetery, Greeley Hill. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. ...

Patricia (Bert) Bingaman Stallings1

F, b. 22 October 1929, d. 26 March 2003
FatherEdward Albert Bert1
MotherMrs. Esma Tess Bert1
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Patricia (Bert) Bingaman Stallings was born on 22 October 1929 at Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., California.1 She was the daughter of Edward Albert Bert and Mrs. Esma Tess Bert.1 Patricia (Bert) Bingaman married second Tom Stallings by 1975 when the couple moved to Pine Mountain Lake where they owned and operated a building supply store.2 Patricia (Bert) Bingaman Stallings died on 26 March 2003 at Salinas, Monterey Co., California, at age 73.3
     Her married name was Patricia (Bert) Bingaman.1

Family

Tom Stallings d. 1980

Citations

  1. [S2117] Union Democrat, 27 Mar 2003, Patricia Bert Stallings Oct. 22, 1929 - March 27, 2003
    ... Mrs. Stallings was born in Gilroy, the only child of Esma Tess and Edward Albert "Frenchie" Bert. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School - a boarding school - in Gilroy, Washington Junior High in Salinas and Salinas High School, where she graduated in 1947.
    Mrs. Stallings married Bill Bingaman Jr., and they had three sons....
  2. [S2117] Union Democrat, 27 Mar 2003, Patricia Bert Stallings Oct. 22, 1929 - March 27, 2003
    ... In 1975, Mrs. Stallings and her second husband, Tom Stallings, moved to Pine Mountain Lake, where they owned and operated a building supply store. Following Tom's death in 1980, she continued to live in Pine Mountain Lake until 1999, when she returned to Salinas.... Mrs. Stallings is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William III and Barbara Bingaman of Salina, Tom and Linda Bingaman of Carlin, Nev., and Robert Bingaman of Stockton; her companion of the last six years, Richard Holbrook; and four grandchildren, Alison Porter, Matt Bingaman, Josh Bingaman and Jason Bingaman....
  3. [S2117] Union Democrat, 27 Mar 2003, Patricia Bert Stallings Oct. 22, 1929 - March 27, 2003
    Longtime Pine Mountain Lake resident Patricia Bert Stallings died yesterday at her Salinas home after a long illness. She was 73. Mrs. Stallings was born in Gilroy, the only child of Esma Tess and Edward Albert "Frenchie" Bert. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School - a boarding school - in Gilroy, Washington Junior High in Salinas and Salinas High School, where she graduated in 1947.
    Mrs. Stallings married Bill Bingaman Jr., and they had three sons. the family moved from Salinas to San Jose, Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo and San Francisco. She moved back to Salinas in 1963 and attended Salinas Beauty College, where she later became an instructor. In 1975, Mrs. Stallings and her second husband, Tom Stallings, moved to Pine Mountain Lake, where they owned and operated a building supply store. Following Tom's death in 1980, she continued to live in Pine Mountain Lake until 1999, when she returned to Salinas.
    Mrs. Stallings was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Ladies' Golf Club. She also belonged to a bowling league in Sonora and played bridge weekly. She enjoyed traveling. She was especially fond of the time she shared with the Ashland Ladies' Group, which traveled to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., for 20 years.
    Mrs. Stallings is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William III and Barbara Bingaman of Salina, Tom and Linda Bingaman of Carlin, Nev., and Robert Bingaman of Stockton; her companion of the last six years, Richard Holbrook; and four grandchildren, Alison Porter, Matt Bingaman, Josh Bingaman and Jason Bingaman.Remembrances may be made to Hospice Home Care, 555 Abrego St., Suite 100, Monterey 93940 or to a favorite charity.
    A private family service is planned. Disposition will be by cremation.
    Struve and Laporte Funeral Home in Salinas is handling arrangements.

Marion Pauline (Lumsden) Hector

F, b. 2 November 1915, d. 26 March 2003
FatherLeander Quint Lumsden1 b. Jun 1887, d. 1947
Last Edited10 Apr 2014
     Marion Pauline (Lumsden) Hector married Walter Hector.1 Marion Pauline (Lumsden) Hector was born on 2 November 1915 at Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California.2 She was the daughter of Leander Quint Lumsden.1 Marion Pauline (Lumsden) Hector died on 26 March 2003 at Modesto, California, at age 87.2

Family

Walter Hector d. 1996

Citations

  1. [S2054] Union Democrat, 28 Mar 2003, page 2A, Marion Pauline Hector Nov. 2, 1915 - March 26, 2003
    ... Mrs. Hector was born in Richmond and grew up in Chinese Camp. Her parents were Lee and Millie (Cavagnaro) Lumsden. Mrs. Hector's father grew up in Big Oak Flat, and her mother grew up in Chinese Camp. ...Mrs. Hector is survived by a daughter, Catherine Mahaffey of Westley; two grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Tuolumne County.
    Mrs. Hector was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hector, in 1996.
    ...
  2. [S2054] Union Democrat, 28 Mar 2003, page 2A, Marion Pauline Hector Nov. 2, 1915 - March 26, 2003
    Marion Pauline (Lumsden) Hector, a former resident of Chinese Camp and a part-time resident of Pine Mountain Lake, died Wednesday at a Modesto hospital. She was 87. Mrs. Hector was born in Richmond and grew up in Chinese Camp. Her parents were Lee and Millie (Cavagnaro) Lumsden. Mrs. Hector's father grew up in Big Oak Flat, and her mother grew up in Chinese Camp.
    Mrs. Hector divided her time between her Pine Mountain Lake home and her home in Westley, Stanislaus County, where she had lived for the past 56 years. She worked as a homemaker and a bookkeeper for Hector Brothers for many years.
    She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Young Ladies Institute in Patterson.
    Mrs. Hector is survived by a daughter, Catherine Mahaffey of Westley; two grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Tuolumne County.
    Mrs. Hector was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hector, in 1996.
    Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. and a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson. A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery. Donations may be to Young Ladies Institute, in care of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 529 I St., Patterson 95363, or to a Patterson High School scholarship program, PRIDE, P.O. Box 547, Patterson 95363.

Burl Milton Moles

M, b. 2 June 1920, d. 29 March 2003
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
     Burl Milton Moles was born on 2 June 1920 at Oklahoma, USA.1 He married Loretta (Smith) Moles circa 1940. Burl Milton Moles married Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles, daughter of Luther Bradberry and Mrs. Dora Bradberry, in 1970.2 Burl Milton Moles died on 29 March 2003 at Coulterville, Mariposa Co., CA, at age 82.1

Family 1

Loretta (Smith) Moles b. 1923, d. 1967
Children

Family 2

Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles b. 25 May 1922, d. 10 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S2080] Union Democrat, 01 Apr 2003, pagae 2A, Burl Milton Moles June 2, 1920 - March 29, 2003
    Burl Milton Moles, 82, of Coulterville died Saturday at his home.
    Mr. Moles was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Coulterville for the past 33 years.
    He worked for PG&E as a clerk and driver for more than 40 years, and his family said he was respected by his fellow employees and supervisors.
    He served in the Army during World War II, where he earned medals for his involvement in the Asiatic Pacific campaign.
    He was preceded in death by his son, Burl Moles Jr.
    Mr. Moles is survived by his wife, Gaynell Moles of Coulterville; four sons, Steven Moles of Atwater, Richard Moles of Cressey, Merced County, Roger Moles of Groveland and Clinton Mentzer of Coursegold; a daughter, Jody Glover of Catheys Valley; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Winton Cemetery District, 7651 W. Almond, Winton. Pastor Mat Mariscal is to officiate over the ceremony. Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2081] Coulterville Banerita, June 2006, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 4, Violet "GayNell" Moles May 25, 1922 - June 10, 2006
    ... She married Buss Mentzer in 1940 and raised their son in Coulterville. After her first husband died, she and her son stayed in their Coulterville home. She married Burl Moles in 1970. After his death she moved to Coarsegold to live with her son and daughter-in-law....
  3. [S2080] Union Democrat, 01 Apr 2003, pagae 2A, Burl Milton Moles June 2, 1920 - March 29, 2003
    ... He was preceded in death by his son, Burl Moles Jr.
    Mr. Moles is survived by his wife, Gaynell Moles of Coulterville; four sons, Steven Moles of Atwater, Richard Moles of Cressey, Merced County, Roger Moles of Groveland and Clinton Mentzer of Coursegold; a daughter, Jody Glover of Catheys Valley; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.....

Jesse McKeever

M, b. 13 May 1935, d. 5 April 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Jesse McKeever was born on 13 May 1935 at Madera, Madera Co., California.1 He died on 5 April 2003 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California, at age 67.1

Citations

  1. [S2118] Union Democrat, 09 Apr 2003, Jesse McKeever May 13, 1935 - April 5, 2003
    Jesse McKeever, 67, of Big Oak Flat died Saturday at his home. Mr. McKeever was born in Madera and had lived in Big Oak Flat for the past 14 years. He served in the Army from 1954-62. He was a truck driver, equipment operator and mechanic for Crook Logging Co. in Groveland for 11 years. He loved growing roses, living in the high country and his logging job. His family said he was a jack of all trades and could fix anything.
    Mr. McKeever is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggy McKeever of Big Oak Flat; two sons, Ton McKeever of Big Oak Flat and Tim McKeever of Magalia, Butte County; for four grandchildren.
    No service will be held. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Marjorie D. Kuskie

F, b. 7 September 1923, d. 6 April 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Marjorie D. Kuskie was born on 7 September 1923.1 She died on 6 April 2003 at Santa Rosa, California, at age 79.

Citations

  1. [S2119] Union Democrat, 09 Apr 2003, Marjorie D. Kuskie September 7, 1923 - April 6, 2003.

Archie Paul Hardcastle

M, b. 9 April 1917, d. 6 April 2003
FatherJames Hardcastle1
MotherMary Harriet (Lancaster) Hardcastle1
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     Archie Paul Hardcastle was born on 9 April 1917 at Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah.2 He was the son of James Hardcastle and Mary Harriet (Lancaster) Hardcastle.1 Archie Paul Hardcastle died on 6 April 2003 at Centerfield, Utah, at age 85.2

Citations

  1. [S2044] Union Democrat, 03 May 2003, page 2A, Archie Hardcastle April 9, 1917 - April 6, 2003
    Archie Paul Hardcastle, 86, of Centerfield, Utah, passed away April 6.
    He was born in Sandy, Utah to James and Mary Harriet Lancaster Hardcastle. He married Melva B. Brimhall, January 20, 1942, in LDS Sale Lake City Temple. ...
  2. [S2044] Union Democrat, 03 May 2003, page 2A, Archie Hardcastle April 9, 1917 - April 6, 2003
    Archie Paul Hardcastle, 86, of Centerfield, Utah, passed away April 6.
    He was born in Sandy, Utah to James and Mary Harriet Lancaster Hardcastle. He married Melva B. Brimhall, January 20, 1942, in LDS Sale Lake City Temple.
    Archie was a lifetime member of the LDS Church where he held many positions all os his life. He served in the Bishopric of the Sandy Third Ward and in the Branch Presidency in Groveland. He retired as a locomotive engineer from Kennecott. Archie and Melva lived in Greeley Hill from 1979 to 1999 when he served as president of the Greeley Hill Community Club. He spent a lot of time helping others and also served as the "official" Easter Bunny and Santa Claus for the Happy Hookers crochet group.
    He was a lifelong farmer who loved to garden and share his bounty. He was a much loved home teacher who, with his wife, cared for many single sisters in both Utah and California. His greatest joy was his family.
    He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Melva of Centerfield; children, Paulette (Keith) Mountaineer, Salt Lake City, UT, Gail ( Ivan) Klotovich, So. Jordan, UT, Linda (Glen) Goff, Axtell, UT, Archie (Gloria) Hardcastle, Ukiah, CA, JoAnn Plummber, Winnemucca, NV, Danny James Hardcastle, Centerfield; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
    Archie was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, and three sisters.
    funeral services were held April 10 in Centerfield. Burial was held in the Centerfield Cemetery with military rites by the Oliver Russell American Legion Post #105.

Theodore "Ted" Bostic

M, b. 1 December 1953, d. 16 April 2003
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     Theodore "Ted" Bostic married Deloris K Bostic.1,2 Theodore "Ted" Bostic was born on 1 December 1953 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California.2 He died on 16 April 2003 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California, at age 49.3

Family

Deloris K Bostic b. 21 Mar 1950, d. 22 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. [S8] SSDI, DELORIS K BOSTIC born 21 Mar 1950, died 22 Mar 2010 age 60 years. last address of record 95321 Groveland Tuolumne Co., CA. SSN 563-88-4083 issued in California.
  2. [S1609] Union Democrat, 27 apr 2003, 2A.
  3. [S1609] Union Democrat, 27 apr 2003, 2A, Theodore "Ted" Bostic Dec. 1, 1953 - April 16, 2003
    Theodore "Ted" Bostic, 49, of big Oak Flat died April 16 at his home.
    Mr. Bostic was born in Oakland and had lived in the Groveland area for the past 19 years.
    He had been an electrical engineer for MRL Industries in Sonora for five years.
    He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle and cars and trucks. He liked to draw and smoke his pipe.
    Mr. Bostic is survived by his wife, Deloris "Dee" Bostic of Big Oak Flat; three sons, Josef Bostic and robert Bostic, both of Big Oak Flat and Theodore Bostic Jr. of Fremont; parents Milton and Janet Bostic of Fremont; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael and Cheryl Bostic of Gig Harbor, Wash., Scott Bostic of San Jose and Russell Bostic of Montesano, Wash.; and nieces and nephews, including Missy, Danny, Patrick, Christopher and Mike.
    A memorial service will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Buck Meadows Restaurant on Highway 120. Motorcyclists will met at 10:30 a.m. at Wayside Park, and ride to Buck Meadows in Mr. Bostic's memory. A potluck will begin after the memorial service at the restaurant, 7647 Highway 120. those attending may bring a dish and memories to share. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
    donations may be made to the Ted Bostic Memorial Fund, Yosemite Bank, 18580 Main St., Groveland, CA 95321.

Dorothy "Bobbie" (Tagstrom) Murdo Willhite

F, b. 6 February 1927, d. 17 April 2003
FatherLeo Tagstrom1
MotherIda (Bergren) Tagstrom2
Last Edited26 Mar 2017
     Dorothy "Bobbie" (Tagstrom) Murdo Willhite was born on 6 February 1927 at Sioux City, Iowa.3 She was the daughter of Leo Tagstrom and Ida (Bergren) Tagstrom.1,2 Dorothy "Bobbie" (Tagstrom) Murdo Willhite and Ross Willhite met in Denver, Colorado and were married circa 1976 at Hawaii.2 Dorothy "Bobbie" (Tagstrom) Murdo Willhite died on 17 April 2003 at Auburn, Nevada Co., California, at age 76.4
     Her married name was Dorothy (Tagstrom) Murdo.2

Family

Ross Willhite b. 1918, d. 2000

Citations

  1. [S2120] Union Democrat, 02 May 2003, Dorothy "Bobbie" Willhite Feb. 6, 1927 - April 17, 2003
    ... Mrs. Willhite was born to Leo and Ida (Bergren) Tagstrom in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Central High School
    and worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone until she moved to California and married her first husband, Arnold Murdo. After divorcing, she moved to Denver, where she met Ross Willhite. They were married in Hawaii. ...
  2. [S2120] Union Democrat, 02 May 2003, Dorothy "Bobbie" Willhite Feb. 6, 1927 - April 17, 2003
    ... Mrs. Willhite was born to Leo and Ida (Bergren) Tagstrom in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Central High School and worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone until she moved to California and married her first husband, Arnold Murdo. After divorcing, she moved to Denver, where she met Ross Willhite. They were married in Hawaii. ...
  3. [S2120] Union Democrat, 02 May 2003, Dorothy "Bobbie" Willhite Feb. 6, 1927 - April 17, 2003.
  4. [S2120] Union Democrat, 02 May 2003, Dorothy "Bobbie" Willhite Feb. 6, 1927 - April 17, 2003
    Groveland resident Dorothy "Bobbie" Willhite died April 17 at a care center in Auburn. She was 76. Mrs. Willhite was born to Leo and Ida (Bergren) Tagstrom in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Central High School
    and worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone until she moved to California and married her first husband, Arnold Murdo. After divorcing, she moved to Denver, where she met Ross Willhite. They were married in Hawaii. They made their permanent home in Groveland, where they moved in the late 1970's. Both were avid golfers and enjoyed playing at Pine Mountain Lake Country Club. They also enjoyed driving over Tioga and Sonora passes in their Jeep, watching animals, looking at wild flowers, picnicking and taking their dog, Pal, on long walks. Mrs. Willhite's hobbies included working with ceramics, macrame, square dancing and playing bunco with her many friends.
    Mrs. Willhite is survived by daughters Cheryl Murdo of Stockton, Karen Katsuleres of Auburn and Nora Stream of Citrus Heights; 10 grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Bertel and carlene Tagstrom of Sioux City; two stepdaughters and their children, Linda Willhite of Groveland and Trish clarke of florida; and two stepsons, Ross and Kent Willhite, both of Stockton.
    Her family said she will be sorely missed. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lassila Funeral Chapels in Auburn.

Margaret (McGrath) Rosasco

F, b. 18 February 1907, d. 29 April 2003
Last Edited10 Jul 2017
     Margaret (McGrath) Rosasco was born on 18 February 1907 at Butte, Montana.1 She married Joseph C. Rosasco in 1941.2 Margaret (McGrath) Rosasco died on 29 April 2003 at La Grange, Stanislaus Co., CA, at age 96.2

Family

Joseph C. Rosasco d. 29 Apr 1986
Child

Citations

  1. [S2121] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, Margaret McGrath Rosasco Feb. 18, 1907 - April 29, 2003.
  2. [S2121] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, Margaret McGrath Rosasco Feb. 18, 1907 - April 29, 2003
    Margaret McGrath Rosasco of La Grance died Tuesday, April 29. She was 96. She was born in Butte, Mont. She started teaching piano lessons after high school in San Francisco, and attended San Francisco State Teachers College and earned her teaching degree. For 12 years, Mrs. Rosasco was a substitute teacher at local elementary schools. She also created many musical productions. She married her husband, Joe, in 1941, and continued to reside on their cattle ranch for more than 60 years.
    She is survived by her three daughters, Sally Lowery of Lafayette, Louise Cunningham of Martinez and Nona Rosasco of Smith River; a dear friend, Roswita Murrieta of Merced; eight grandsons, Trey Jones of La Grange, Steven Jones of Anchorage, Alaska, Joe Jensen of San Jose, Will Mcdaniel, Billy Lowery of Orinda, Bob Lowery of Madison, Wis., Michael Lowery of Twin Harte and J.P. Lowery of Newberg, Ore.; and two granddaughters, Lisa Jensen of Coulterville and Joell Sayre of Carson City, Nev.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
    Her husband, Joseph C. Rosasco, preceded her in death by 17 years -- he died April 29, 1986.
    Her youngest daughter, Robyn, also preceded her death.
    There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Contributions may be made to Margaret Rosasco Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5, La Grange, CA 95329. Neptune Society is handling arrangements.
  3. [S2121] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, ... She is survived by her three daughters, Sally Lowery of Lafayette, Louise Cunningham of Martinez and Nona Rosasco of Smith River; a dear friend, Roswita Murrieta of Merced; eight grandsons, Trey Jones of La Grange, Steven Jones of Anchorage, Alaska, Joe Jensen of San Jose, Will McDaniel, Billy Lowery of Orinda, Bob Lowery of Madison, Wis., Michael Lowery of Twin Harte and J.P. Lowery of Newberg, Ore.; and two granddaughters, Lisa Jensen of Coulterville and Joell Sayre of Carson City, Nev.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
    Her husband, Joseph C. Rosasco, preceded her in death by 17 years -- he died April 29, 1986.
    Her youngest daughter, Robyn, also preceded her death.
    There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Contributions may be made to Margaret Rosasco Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5, La Grange, CA 95329. Neptune Society is handling arrangements.

Charles Reese

M, b. 1 March 1952, d. 1 May 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Charles Reese was born on 1 March 1952 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California.1 He died on 1 May 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 51.2

Citations

  1. [S2122] Union Democrat, 09 May 2003, Charles Reese March 1, 1952 - May 1, 2003.
  2. [S2122] Union Democrat, 09 May 2003, Charles Reese March 1, 1952 - May 1, 2003
    Charles Reese of Groveland died May 01 at his residence from a sudden death. He was 51. He was born in Oakland and lived in Groveland for 24 years. He was a self-employed contractor for 15 years. Mr. Reese loved motorcycles, gold panning, the outdoors, drawing and the ocean.
    He is survived by his son, Dustin Reese of Groveland; mother, Geraldine Reese of Gilroy; and his siter, Becky Carey of Pleasanton.
    No services are scheduled. Heuton Memorial chapel will be handling arrangements.

James J. Rolston

M, b. 29 January 1910, d. 6 May 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     James J. Rolston was born on 29 January 1910 at Wroxter, Ontario, Canada.1 He married Mrs. Maxine Benge Rolston in 1976.2 James J. Rolston died on 6 May 2003 at Don Pedro, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 93.2

Family 1

Mrs. Maxine Benge Rolston d. 2002

Family 2

Child

Citations

  1. [S2123] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, James J. Rolston Jan. 29, 1910 - May 6, 2003.
  2. [S2123] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, James J. Rolston Jan. 29, 1910 - May 6, 2003
    James J. Rolston of La Grange died Tuesday, May 7, at his home in Don Pedro. He was 93. He was born in Wroxter, Ontario, Canada, and had lived in Miraga since 1968. He lived in Don Pedro for one year. He worked as a self-employed real estate broker for 35 years. He loved the mountains and the rivers. He married his wife, Maxine, in 1976.
    Mr. Rolston is survived by a son, Brooke Rolston of Seattle; a stepson, Terry Benge of La Grange; two grandsons, Martin Rolston of Roseville and Eric Paul Rolston of Federal Way, Wash., and three granddaughters, Tiffany Rolston-Grimm of Fountain Valley, Caitlin Ann Rolston of Fairfax and Lis Renee Rolston of Bellingham, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 2002, and a son, Lynn Rolston, in 1999.
    No services are scheduled, and the place of rest is private. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
  3. [S2123] Union Democrat, 13 May 2003, James J. Rolston Jan. 29, 1910 - May 6, 2003
    ... Mr. Rolston is survived by a son, Brooke Rolston of Seattle; a stepson, Terry Benge of La Grange; two grandsons, Martin Rolston of Roseville and Eric Paul Rolston of Federal Way, Wash., and three granddaughters, Tiffany Rolston-Grimm of Fountain Valley, Caitlin Ann Rolston of Fairfax and Lis Renee Rolston of Bellingham, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 2002, and a son, Lynn Rolston, in 1999....

Steven Ashlock

M, b. 6 May 1949, d. 8 May 2003
Last Edited30 Sep 2017
     Steven Ashlock was born on 6 May 1949 at Merced, Merced Co., California.1 He died on 8 May 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 54.1

Citations

  1. [S1570] Union Democrat, 09 May 2003, 2A, Ashlock - Steven Ashlock, 54, died yesterday at his residence in Groveland. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Julio Palmero

M, b. 29 October 1943, d. 20 May 2003
FatherManuel Palmero1
MotherSra Julia Palmero1
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Julio Palmero was born on 29 October 1943 at Peru.2 He was the son of Manuel Palmero and Sra Julia Palmero.1 Julio Palmero died on 20 May 2003 at Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, at age 59.3

Citations

  1. [S2124] Union Democrat, 29 May 2003, Julio Palmero Oct. 29, 1943 - May 20, 2003 ...
    He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Palmero of La Grange; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth Manuel and Jen Palmero, Mario Francisco and Kristen Palmero and Daniel J. Palmer; two brothers, Francisco and Jose Palmero; two sisters, Pilar Molgor and Carmen Moralejo; and two grandchildren, Shane Anthony Palmero and Zacharia Benjamin J. Palmero. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Manuel Palmero of Spain....
  2. [S2124] Union Democrat, 29 May 2003, Julio Palmero Oct. 29, 1943 - May 20, 2003.
  3. [S2124] Union Democrat, 29 May 2003, Julio Palmero Oct. 29, 1943 - May 20, 2003
    Julio Palmero of La Grange died Tuesday, May 20, from injured suffered in a car accident in Oakdale. He was 59.
    Mr. Palmero was a native of Peru and lived in La Grange for 22 years. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Con-Agra for 15 years. His hobbies were teaching mechanics, target shooting, reading, and talking to family and friends. He was a loving husband and father, his family said.
    He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Palmero of La Grange; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth Manuel and Jen Palmero, Mario Francisco and Kristen Palmero and Daniel J. Palmer; two brothers, Francisco and Jose Palmero; two sisters, Pilar Molgor and Carmen Moralejo; and two grandchildren, Shane Anthony Palmero and Zacharia Benjamin J. Palmero. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Manuel Palmero of Spain.
    A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Lake don Pedro Baptist Church off Highway 132. A private inurnment will be held at Ceres Memorial Park at a later date. Allen Mortuary in Turlock is handling arrangements.

Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers

M, b. 29 January 1981, d. 13 June 2003
Last Edited9 Mar 2018
     Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers was born on 29 January 1981 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California.1,2 He died on 13 June 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 22.3
     Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers was also known as Joe Rogers.1

Citations

  1. [S2125] Union Democrat, 17 Jun 2003, Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers Jan. 19, 1981 - June 13, 2003.
  2. [S1] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S2125] Union Democrat, 17 Jun 2003, Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers Jan. 19, 1981 - June 13, 2003
    Joseph "Joe" Loren Rogers of Groveland and Pullman, Wash., died Friday from injuries suffered in a car crash on Highway 120. He was 22. Mr. Rogers was born in Modesto and lived in Pullman, Wash., for 13 years. He lived in both places. He worked as an electrical apprentice for two years. He was a member of the fire crew of Cherry Lake Engine 44. He enjoyed relaxing and demolition derbies, his family said.
    He is survived by his parents, Linda and Gerald Rogers of Pullman, Wash.; a son, Joseph Rogers of Wenatchee, Wash.; a daughter, Torii Rogers of Wenatchee; two brothers, Christopher Rogers of Steptoe, Wash.; and James Westow Cruz of Missouri; a sister, Annette Miller of Colfax, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
    A memorial service will be at noon tomorrow at Red Cloud Park in Greeley Hill. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    Donations to help Mr. Rogers' children can be made in their names at 335 S.W. State St., Pullman, WA 99163.

Mary Harrison

F, b. 1939, d. 17 June 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Mary Harrison was born in 1939.1 She died on 17 June 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2049] Union Democrat, 18 Jun 2003, page 2A, Harrison - Mary Harrison, 64, of Groveland died yesterday at her residence.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Judith Lynne Christian

F, b. 20 April 1948, d. 15 June 2003
FatherWarren G Tennyson1
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     Judith Lynne Christian was born on 20 April 1948 at Richmond, California.1 She was the daughter of Warren G Tennyson.1 Judith Lynne Christian died on 15 June 2003 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 55.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] Union Democrat, 18 Jun 2003, 2A, Judith Lynne Christian April 20, 1948 - June 15, 2003
    Judith Lynne Christian of Greeley Hill, and a former longtime resident of Modesto, died Sunday at her residence after a short illness. She was 55.
    She was born in Richmond and lived in Modesto from 1970-94. She then moved Greeley Hill.
    She was a branch manager at Homedco Apria Healthcare in Modesto for 16 years.
    She was a member of Wildwood Chapel in Greeley Hill. Her interests included crafts, interior design, home making, family and music, and she was a gifted writer, her family said.
    Mrs. Christian is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Christian of Greeley Hill; a son, Steven Michael Christian of Modesto; a daughter, Cathy Renee Christian of Oakdale; her mother, Bobbie Dean Tennyson of Kent. Wash.; a brother, David Ray Tennyson of Kent; a sister, Warnella Tennyson of Kent; grandparents, the Rev. James and Maude Williams of Dinuba; and two grandchildren, Grace and Emma Christian.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Warren G. Tennyson.
    Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. tomorrow at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive in Modesto. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill.
    Remembrances can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
    Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Richard Palaski

M, b. 1938, d. 22 June 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Richard Palaski was born in 1938; Find Union Democrat article on this accident. May be a full article, or may just be in Police Reports, etc.
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Also check VitalSearch-ca.com for pertinent records.
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Is there a full obituary in Walnut Creek newspapers?1 He died on 22 June 2003 at Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., California.2

Citations

  1. [S2126] Union Democrat, 23 Jun 2003, Palaski - Richard Palaski, (1938-22 Jun 2003).
  2. [S2126] Union Democrat, 23 Jun 2003, Palaski - Richard Palaski, 65, of Walnut Creek died Saturday from injuries suffered in a bicycle accident in Groveland. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Louise (Harrison) Barnes1

F, b. 13 October 1938, d. 17 June 2003
Last Edited30 Sep 2017
     Mary Louise (Harrison) Barnes was born on 13 October 1938 at Dos Palos, California.1 She died on 17 June 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 64.1

Citations

  1. [S1606] Union Democrat, 25 Jun 2003, 2A.

Lawrence Faler

M, b. 11 February 1942, d. 26 June 2003
Last Edited6 Apr 2014
     Lawrence Faler was born on 11 February 1942 at San Jose, Santa Clara, California.1 He died on 26 June 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 61.1
     Lawrence Faler also went by the name of Larry Faler.2

Citations

  1. [S2015] Union Democrat, 11 June 2003, Lawrence "Larry" Faler Feb. 11, 1942 - June 26, 2003
    Lawrence "Larry" Faler of Groveland died June 26 at his residence. He was 61. He was born in San Jose and lived in Groveland for 12 years. He worked as a firefighter at the City of San Jose Fire Department for 27 years.
    He was an avid golfer and a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Men's Golf Club, PML Resident's's club, PML RV Club and Windjammer Club. He loved RV travel, golf and had many good friends, his family said. They said he also had a quick wit and good sense of humor.
    Mr. Faler is survived by his wife, Linn Faler of Groveland; three daughters, Julie Sisco of Shasta Lake, Rebecca Faler of Big Bend and Kathryn Nickell of Redding; a son, Darrin Faler of Newport Beach; two stepdaughters, Robin Michelini of Sacramento and Denise Simmons o Felton; a stepson, Tim Swilling of Fairfield; a sister, Maris Azevedo of Santa Cruz; two nephews, Jeff Rogers of Watsonville and Greg Azevedo of Santa Cruz; and 21 grandchildren.
    A celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Mountain Lake Country Club in Groveland.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2015] Union Democrat, 11 June 2003, Lawrence "Larry" Faler Feb. 11, 1942 - June 26, 2003
    ... Mr. Faler is survived by his wife, Linn Faler of Groveland; three daughters, Julie Sisco of Shasta Lake, Rebecca Faler of Big Bend and Kathryn Nickell of Redding; a son, Darrin Faler of Newport Beach; two stepdaughters, Robin Michelini of Sacramento and Denise Simmons o Felton; a stepson, Tim Swilling of Fairfield; a sister, Maris Azevedo of Santa Cruz; two nephews, Jeff Rogers of Watsonville and Greg Azevedo of Santa Cruz; and 21 grandchildren....

Sandra Sue (Long) Gallop

F, b. 16 November 1949, d. 28 June 2003
FatherJohn Long1 d. a 1949
MotherMrs. Virginia Long1 d. a 1949
Last Edited12 Oct 2016
     Sandra Sue (Long) Gallop was born on 16 November 1949 at Akron, Ohio.2 She was the daughter of John Long and Mrs. Virginia Long.1 Sandra Sue (Long) Gallop died on 28 June 2003 at Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California, at age 53.2
     Sandra Sue (Long) Gallop was also known as Sandra Sue Long survived by her parents John and Virginia Long; predeceased by a brother, Gary Long.

Citations

  1. [S2022] Union Democrat, 8 Jul 2003, page 2-A, Sandra Sue Gallop Nov. 16, 1949 - June 28, 2003
    ... She is survived by her parents, Virginia and John Long of Las Vegas; her former husband, Curtis Gallop of Sonora; daughters, Heather Patrick and her husband, Jeff, Ginni Gallop and her fiance, Mike Wise, all of Sonora, and Lisa Gallop of Guam; a brother, Roger Long of Utah; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and Madisyn Patrick and Kaelynn Wise, all of Sonora; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Long. ...
  2. [S2022] Union Democrat, 8 Jul 2003, page 2-A, Sandra Sue Gallop Nov. 16, 1949 - June 28, 2003
    Sandra Sue Gallop of Coulterville died unexpectedly June 28 at her residence. She was 53. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and lived in Tuolumne County for 14 years before moving to Coos Bay, Or., where she lived for 12 years. She moved to Coulterville two years ago. She worked as a preschool teacher for nearly four years. She like arts, drawing, photography, rock collecting and collecting dolls, her family said, and she loved the ocean.
    She is survived by her parents, Virginia and John Long of Las Vegas; her former husband, Curtis Gallop of Sonora; daughters, Heather Patrick and her husband, Jeff, Ginni Gallop and her fiance, Mike Wise, all of Sonora, and Lisa Gallop of Guam; a brother, Roger Long of Utah; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and Madisyn Patrick and Kaelynn Wise, all of Sonora; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Long. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.
    Memorial donations can be made payable to Lisa Gallop, in care of the Sandra Gallop Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3000, Sonora, CA 95370.

Minerva Jane Collier

F, b. 1933, d. 26 June 2003
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     Minerva Jane Collier was born in 1933.1 She died on 26 June 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S1916] Union Democrat, 30 June 2003, 2A, Collier - Minerva Jane Collier, 70, of Groveland died Thursday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Josie Inez Chambless

F, b. 26 March 1909, d. 27 June 2003
Last Edited25 Mar 2014
     Josie Inez Chambless married Willie Edd Chambless, son of Thaddeus Paschal Chambless and Mary Josephine Smith.1 Josie Inez Chambless was born on 26 March 1909 at Chalk, Texas.1 She died on 27 June 2003 at Dinuba, California, at age 94.1
     Josie Inez Chambless also went by the name of Grandma Bump Chambless.1

Family

Willie Edd Chambless b. 18 Apr 1900, d. 11 Nov 1975

Citations

  1. [S1905] Union Democrat, 03 Jul 2003, 2A, Josie Inez "Grandma Bump" Chambless March 26, 1909 - June 27, 2003
    Former Greeley Hill resident Josie Inez Chambless died Friday at a Dinuba care home.
    She was 94.
    She was born in Chalk, Texas, and was the daughter of Oscar and Maude Dunlap. She married William "Bill" Chambless on Dec. 1, 1924, in Guthrie, Texas. In 1940, she moved to California with her husband and children from Arizona and lived in Orosi, Tulare County, for five years. She later moved to Greeley Hill to work with her parents in a family logging business.
    During her years in Greeley Hill, she and her husband ran the Tip Top Grocery Store, and were caretakers of a sawmill. She also helped with building their home.
    In 1965, she and her husband moved to London, Tulare County, In 2001, she moved to the Dinuba New Covenant Care Home, where she lived until her death.
    Nicknamed "Grandma Bump" her family said she was hard-working and independent. She was strong, sweet, loving and forgiving and always looked for the good in people, her family said. Her family added that her motto was "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
    She is survived by her daughter, Ruth E. Pruitt of Dinuba; two sisters, Peggy Adams and Florence Gibson, both of Dinuba; three brothers, Willis dunlap of Wenatchee, Wash., Lee Dunlap of Riverbank, and Tony Dunlap of Crescent City; a daughter-in-law, Geneva Chambless of Dinuba; six granddaughters and their husbands, Cheryl and Robert Wainwrights of Chinese Camp, Diane Nelson of Oregon, Rita and Gary Hutchings of Cobb, Joina and Raymond Rico of Visalia, Terri and Mike Hutchings of Sonora, and LaWana and Lyndon Haston of Squaw Valley; five grandsons and their wives, Roger Stafford of Texas, Dennis and Judi Pruitt of Cottage Grove, Ore., Mike and Sherry Stafford of Parlier, Billy Allen and Karen Chambless of Kingsburg and Larry and Susie Stafford of Visalia; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Jourdan of Tuolumne, and Bobby and Diana Wainwright, both of Copperopolis; 21 other great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, son, Billy G., and daughter, Wanda Stafford, along with four brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held.
    Dopkins Funeral Chapel in Dinuba handled arrangements.

Helmer R. Adler

M, b. 25 November 1921, d. 7 July 2003
HetchyY
Last Edited4 Jul 2017
     Helmer R. Adler married Jacqueline (Chambers) Adler.1,2 Helmer R. Adler was born on 25 November 1921 at San Mateo, San Mateo, California.1 He died on 7 July 2003 at Oakdale, California, at age 81.1
     Helmer R. Adler also went by the name of Dick Adler. Helmer R. Adler was also known as Helmer Richard Adler.2

Family

Jacqueline (Chambers) Adler b. 5 Jan 1925, d. 14 Sep 1984

Citations

  1. [S1541] Union Democrat, 14 Jul 2003, 2A, Helmer R. Adler Nov. 25, 1921 - July 7, 2003
    Former longtime Tuolumne County resident Helmer Richard Adler of Oakdale died July 7 at his home. He was 81.
    Mr. Adler was born in San Mateo. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years and mother of his children, Jacqueline, who died in 1984. He married Dorothy Garcia of Oakdale in 1988.
    A man of many interests and talents, his family said he dedicated his entire life to learning. He studied Spanish at Columbia College, and took it upon himself to learn the Bible, drafting, boat building, home improvements, auto repair, scuba diving and sailing. He taught nautilus at the Stanislaus County YMCA and numerous boating safety classes for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
    Mr. Adler also was a skilled photographer who took school pictures for many years at Moccasin, Groveland and Elmore elementary schools.
    After graduating from San Mateo High School in 1938, Mr. Adler joined the civilian Conservation corps and worked in Buck Meadows near Groveland. From August 1943 to August 1945, he served in the United States Merchant Marines. A veteran, Mr. Adler attended Officers Candidate School and was promoted to lieutenant commander. He held engineering licenses for both steam and motor vessels, any horsepower.
    By profession, Mr. Adler was an electrical engineer and a manager. In 1983, he retired from the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System in Moccasin after 33 years of public service. Starting in 1950 as a powerhouse operator on the Tuolumne in Early Intake, he worked his way up to become superintendent of operations.
    Since 1975, Mr. Adler was an active member in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a vessel inspection officer at Don Pedro Reservoir and on the Delta for many years, and held various offices, including commander of the Modesto Flotilla, division captain, president of the Past Captain's Association and 11th District patrol coordinator.
    Mr. Adler also was a member of the Oakdale First Baptist church, the Stockton Sailing club, the Sonora Elks Club and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
    Mr. Adler is survived by his wife, Dorothy Adler of Oakdale; two sons and daughters-in-law, Barney and Mary Anne Adler of Media, Penn., and Jim and Sandy McAdler of Santa Rosa; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Paul Welch of Loomis; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Bill Bilskie of Abilene, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-children; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
    A celebration of Mr. Adler's life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 162 North 2nd St., in Oakdale.
    Oakdale Memorial chapel is handling arrangements. Memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice and the First Baptist Church.
    Union Democrat, 14 Jul 2003.
  2. [S98] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.

Thelma Harkins

F, b. 1911, d. 8 July 2003
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     Thelma Harkins was born in 1911.1 She died on 8 July 2003 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2046] Union Democrat, 09 Jul 2003, 2A, Harkins - Thelma Harkins, 92, of Groveland died yesterday at a Sonora care home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Michelle Alsman

F, b. 26 November 1951, d. 11 July 2003
Last Edited4 Dec 2012
     Michelle Alsman was born on 26 November 1951 at Hawthorne, Mineral Co., Nevada.1,2 She died on 11 July 2003 at Riverbank, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 51.1
     Michelle Alsman was also known as Michelle (Little) Alsman.3

Citations

  1. [S1545] Union Democrat, 11 Jul 2003, online edition, Alsman - Michelle Alsman, 51, a former resident of Chinese Camp, died early today at a Riverbank care home. Terzich and wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S8] SSDI, SSDI at FamilySearch.org: Michelle ALSMAN Birth Date: 26 Nov 1951 Death Date: 11 Jul 2003 Social Security Number: 571-94-0759 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: California.
  3. [S1545] Union Democrat, 11 Jul 2003, online edition, Alsman - Michelle Alsman, 51, a former resident of Chinese Camp, died early today at a Riverbank care home. Terzich and wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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    16 Jul 2003: Michelle Lee Alsman, Nov. 26, 1951 — July 11, 2003
    Michelle Lee Alsman of Sonora died Friday at a Riverbank care home after a long illness. She was 51.

    She was born in Hawthorne, Nev. She lived in Riverbank for 12 years, and most of the rest of her life in Sonora. She worked at her father's business, Beauty & the Budget, in Sonora, and at the store in Oakdale before it closed.

    She is survived by two sons, Jason Allen of Modesto and Brandon Allen of Riverbank; a daughter, Brittany Allen of Riverbank; her father, Charles Little of Sonora; two brothers, Richard Little of Glen Ellen and Clint Little of Oakdale; two sisters, Robin Denys and Stacy Skaggs, both of Oakdale; a stepmother, Yvonne Arnett of Sonora; and a stepsister, Dana Arnett of Riverbank.

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacquelyn, and by a sister, Dawn Gavi.

    A graveside service was to be held today at Chinese Camp Cemetery in Chinese Camp.

    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Clarence Oscar Mitchel

M, b. 6 September 1915, d. 12 July 2003
Last Edited16 Apr 2014
     Clarence Oscar Mitchel married Mrs. Venus Mitchel.1 Clarence Oscar Mitchel was born on 6 September 1915 at Sanger, Fresno Co., California.2 He died on 12 July 2003 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 87.3

Family

Mrs. Venus Mitchel d. 1993

Citations

  1. [S2098] Union Democrat, 16 Jul 2003, page 2A, Clarence Oscar Mitchel Sept. 6, 1915 - July 12, 2003
    ... Mr. Mitchel is survived by his wife, Mary Belle Mitchel of Greeley Hill; two brothers, Ralph Harold Mitchel of Redwood City and Arthur Earl Mitchel of Happy Camp; four children, Rose Venus Hughes of Sequim, Wash., James clarence Mitchel of Healdsburg, Ellen May Starr of Shingle Springs, and Carrie Jan Ridley of Sacramento; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Venus, in January, 1993....
  2. [S2098] Union Democrat, 16 Jul 2003, page 2A, Clarence Oscar Mitchel Sept. 6, 1915 - July 12, 2003 ...
  3. [S2098] Union Democrat, 16 Jul 2003, page 2A, Clarence Oscar Mitchel Sept. 6, 1915 - July 12, 2003
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident Clarence Oscar Mitchel died Saturday at his residence. He was 87. He was born in Sanger and lived in Greeley Hill for 22 years. His family moved to Yuba City when he was almost 3 years old. He attended Wilson Elementary School and graduated from Yuba City Union High School. He attended both Yuba county Junior College, from which he received an associate's degree, and Pacific Union College.
    While attending Pacific Union College, he met Venus Thalia Urquhart, a nursing student. They were married on Nov. 10, 1940. Mr. Mitchel served in the Army for three years. He owned and operated Michel Auto Tractor Repair for several years.
    His belief in the Seventh-Day Adventist church and the principles affected all that he did, and he strove to teach it all to his children, his family said. He was a man of prayer, had a strong faith in God and studied his Bible, his family added. He love to collect and read books, and read the dictionary, his family said. They said he was good at pronouncing words and was a near genius in understanding the meaning of words. Other favorite pastimes were mechanical repair work and gold panning, his family said.
    Mr. Mitchel is survived by his wife, Mary Belle Mitchel of Greeley Hill; two brothers, Ralph Harold Mitchel of Redwood City and Arthur Earl Mitchel of Happy Camp; four children, Rose Venus Hughes of Sequim, Wash., James clarence Mitchel of Healdsburg, Ellen May Starr of Shingle Springs, and Carrie Jan Ridley of Sacramento; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Venus, in January, 1993.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Greeley Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Allen Mortuary in turlock is handling arrangements.