John Hall

M, b. 1923, d. 11 December 2003
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     John Hall was born in 1923.1 He died on 11 December 2003 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2042] Union Democrat, 11 Dec 2003, page 2A, Hall - John Hall, 80, of Groveland died this morning at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Will Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Carrie Lou Hopper

F, b. 17 February 1934, d. 15 December 2003
Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     Carrie Lou Hopper was born on 17 February 1934 at Wisconsin.1 She died on 15 December 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 69.1

Citations

  1. [S2072] Union Democrat, 18 Dec 2003, page 2A, Carrie Lou Hopper Feb. 17, 1934 - Dec 15, 2003
    Carrie Lou Hopper of Groveland died Monday at her home. She was 69. she was born in Wisconsin and lived in Groveland for eight years. She volunteered with Helping Hands and served senior meals in Groveland. She worked as a waitress for 30 years. She also was a caregiver for hospice patients for many years.
    Her family said her favorite hobby was shopping at the grocery store. She loved cook, was always energetic and busy, and was well-liked, her family added.
    She is survived by her daughter, Patti Freer of Oceano; a son, Michael William Wood of Yuma, Ariz.; grandchildren, Merci Freer and twins, Sunny and Kelly Freer, all of Oceano; great-grandchildren, Kerry and Gage Eddy and Isabell Dutra, all of Oceano; brothers and sister-in-law, (her twin) Larry and Mary Haufschild of Las Vegas and Billy Haufschild of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister, Donia Haufschild of Arkansas; and a brother-in-law and best friend, Doyle Cummings of Groveland. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marlene Cummings and Betty Culbertson.
    No services are scheduled at her request. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720 for research type 1 and to find a cure.
    Terzich and Will Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Andreas Moos

M, b. 13 May 1926, d. 20 December 2003
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Last Edited28 Jul 2011
     Andreas Moos was born on 13 May 1926 at Germany. He died on 20 December 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 77.1 His ashes were scattered at sea.2

Citations

  1. [S1365] Union Democrat, 26 Dec 2003, online edition, Andreas Moos
    May 13, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2003
    Andreas Moos of Groveland died Saturday at his home.
    He was 77.
    He was born in Germany and lived in Groveland for 13 years. He worked as a steel worker for 25 years in Germany, Canada and Torrance. He retired and moved to Groveland. He was an altar boy for a Catholic Church in Germany.
    His family said he enjoyed fishing, especially in the high country, Canada, at Cherry Lake and Saddlebag. He was intelligent and well-educated, his family added. He researched the history of 27 different countries and enjoyed playing cribbage.
    Mr. Moos is survived by his wife of 14 years, Helene Moos of Groveland; a niece, Cathy Nelson of Chicago; and brothers and sisters.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Andreas and Babette Moos.
    No services are scheduled at his request. Cremation will take place, and his ashes will be scattered in the ocean.
    Terzich and Will Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1365] Union Democrat, 26 Dec 2003, online edition, Andreas Moos May 13, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2003
    Andreas Moos of Groveland died Saturday at his home. He was 77.
    He was born in Germany and lived in Groveland for 13 years. He worked as a steel worker for 25 years in Germany, Canada and Torrance. He retired and moved to Groveland. He was an altar boy for a Catholic Church in Germany.
    His family said he enjoyed fishing, especially in the high country, Canada, at Cherry Lake and Saddlebag. He was intelligent and well-educated, his family added. He researched the history of 27 different countries and enjoyed playing cribbage.
    Mr. Moos is survived by his wife of 14 years, Helene Moos of Groveland; a niece, Cathy Nelson of Chicago; and brothers and sisters.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Andreas and Babette Moos.
    No services are scheduled at his request. Cremation will take place, and his ashes will be scattered in the ocean.
    Terzich and Will Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Otto R. Vetter

M, b. 6 October 1929, d. 24 December 2003
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
     Otto R. Vetter was born on 6 October 1929 at Fresno, Fresno Co., California.1 He died on 24 December 2003 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 74.1

Citations

  1. [S2144] Union Democrat, 31 Dec 2003, Otto R. Vetter Oct. 6, 1929 - Dec. 24, 2003
    Otto R. Vetter of Groveland died Wednesday at his home. He was 74. He was born in Fresno and lived in Groveland for six years. He retired from the California Highway Patrol after 27 years. He served the Fresno area for 14 years, including 10 years as the first resident post officer at Shaver Lake. While there, he started the local ambulance service staffed by 50 community volunteers. He taught most of the first aid/CPR classes to cross train attendants and drivers. He retired in 1985 from the San Luis Obispo-area office. During his years with the CHP, he was chosen to be the driver for Vice President Johnson during a visit to the Fresno area, and then-President Ford's sons while in the San Luis Obispo area. His family said he was extremely proud of his service to the state.
    In earlier years, he played saxophone with his band at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno. He also drove midget racecars during the early 1950s and was a licensed hardwood-flooring contractor before he joined the CHP in 1958. He served on the Pine Mountain Lake Association Board of Directors from 2000-03. He was an instrument/instructor-rated pilot who enjoyed 25 years of flying small airplanes.
    He loved camping with family and friends, playing tennis and telling jokes to anyone who would listen, his family said, and he treasured his family and many friends and was extremely grateful to all of them who gave him love and encouragement during his battle with cancer.
    Mr. Vetter is survived by his wife, Louise Vetter of Pine Mountain Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Timber Vetter of Lompoc, James Vetter of Fresno and Michael and Nancy Vetter of Atascadero; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Wade Dierksheide of Atascadero; sister and brother-in-law, Ursula and Can Chamness of Eugene, Ore.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and 12 nieces and nephews.
    A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Groveland Evangelical Free Church.
    Memorial donations can be made to the Groveland Museum and Library, (STCHS) Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society, or Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Florence Marie Cunningham

F, b. 5 December 1912, d. 24 December 2003
Last Edited30 Jul 2011
     Florence Marie Cunningham was born on 5 December 1912 at Verbicaro, Italy.1 She died on 24 December 2003 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 91.1

Citations

  1. [S1373] Union Democrat, 31 Dec 2003, Online Edition, Florence Marie Cunningham Dec. 5, 1912 - Dec. 24, 2003
    Florence Marie Cunningham of Groveland died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital. She was 91.
    She was born in Verbicaro, Italy, and lived in Groveland for one year. She was a homemaker.
    She attended University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a double major in sociology and English. She attended St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Vallejo and St. Justin's in Santa Clara.
    Her family said she was intelligent and loving with an uplifting attitude even in her older years. She enjoyed collecting antiques and interior decorating, her family added.
    She is survived by her son, Mike Cunningham of Groveland; granddaughters, Angela Cunningham of Sunnyvale and Kim Cunningham of Merced; a brother, Frank Silvestri of Vallejo; close friends, David Flores and Colleen Reece, both of Groveland, and Marion Houlahan; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Services will be held at a later date.
    Donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc., 2672 Bayshore Parkways, Suite 520, Mountain View, CA 94043.
    Terzich and Will Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Harry Aldrich

M, b. 1909, d. 28 December 2003
Last Edited2 Jul 2011
     Harry Aldrich was born in 1909. He died on 28 December 2003 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S1038] Union Democrat, 29 Dec 2003, Online Edition, Aldrich - Harry Aldrich, 94, of Groveland died yesterday at a Sonora hospital.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Gary Matthew Gregory

M, b. 22 January 1950, d. 6 January 2005
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     Gary Matthew Gregory was born on 22 January 1950 at Coos Bay, Oregon.1 He died on 6 January 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 54.1

Citations

  1. [S2037] Union Democrat, 17 Jan 2005, online, Gary Matthew Gregory Jan. 22, 1950 - Jan 5, 2005
    Coulterville resident Gary Matthew Gregory died Jan. 6 at a Sonora Hospital of natural causes.
    He was 54. He was born in Coos Bay, Ore., and had lived in Coulterville for 10 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a brakeman for the railroads and also worked at Sharp Army Depot at one time.
    Mr. Gregory is survived by his companion, Patty Fiske of Coulterville.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Coulterville Cemetery.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Shawn Finley Campbell

M, b. 30 November 1947, d. 8 January 2005
Last Edited23 Mar 2014
     Shawn Finley Campbell was born on 30 November 1947 at Tooele, Utah.1 He died on 8 January 2005 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 57.1

Citations

  1. [S1674] Union Democrat, 18 Jan 20205, 2A, Shawn Finley Campbell Nov. 30, 1947 - Jan. 8, 2005
    Greeley Hill resident Shawn Finley Campbell died Jan. 8 at a Modesto medical center of natural causes. He was 57.
    He was born in Tooele, Utah, and had lived in Greeley Hill for 10 years. He grew up in Newhall, Los Angeles County, and graduated from William S. Hart High School in Newhall. He was a truck driver with Pan Pacific for 10 years and with Mountain Propane in Frazier Par, Kern County, for five years. He also worked in maintenance with the U.S. Forest Service in Gorman for five years.
    His hobbies included restoring old cars and trucks, gardening and landscaping.
    Mr. Campbell is survived by his companion, Denise Hartfiel of Greeley Hill; sons, Joshua Campbell of Hollywood and Matthew Campbell of Lake Isabella, Kern County; a daughter, Jessi Campbell of Lake Isabella; a brother, Jim Campbell of Manteca; a brother-in-law, John Harris of Greeley Hill; ex-wife, friend and mother of his children, Debra (Campbell) Winkerden of Weldon, Kern County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Harris.
    Services were held.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Robert Lemoine Swanson

M, b. 20 March 1930, d. 8 January 2005
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
     Robert Lemoine Swanson was born on 20 March 1930 at Fresno, California.1 He died on 8 January 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 74.2

Citations

  1. [S2150] Union Democrat, 13 Jan 2005, Robert Lemoine Swanson March 20, 1930 - Jan. 8, 2005.
  2. [S2150] Union Democrat, 13 Jan 2005, Robert Lemoine Swanson March 20, 1930 - Jan. 8, 2005
    Longtime Groveland resident Robert Lemoine Swanson died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 74.
    He was born in Fresno. He had lived in San Mateo County for 45 years and most recently lived in Groveland for 20 years. He worked as a meat cutter for 50 years.
    He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-52 and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9454 in Coulterville. His family said he was an avid reader all his life, drawn especially to the topics of oriental studies and frogs.
    Mr. Swanson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Angie Swanson of San Mateo; daughters, Karen Swanson and Deborah Orsborn, both of San Mateo; his mother, MaryLouise Swanson of Hughson; a brother, Vernon C. Swanson of buck Meadows; a sister, Sandra L. Obranovich of Denair, Stanislaus County; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
    No services are scheduled. The Neptune Society of Central California in Modesto is handling arrangements.

Patricia E. Graham

F, b. 22 November 1916, d. 11 January 2005
Last Edited8 Apr 2014
     Patricia E. Graham married Norris A Graham.1 Patricia E. Graham was born on 22 November 1916 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.2 She died on 11 January 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 88.2

Citations

  1. [S2033] Union Democrat, 18 Jan 2005, page 2-A, Patricia E. Graham Nov. 22, 1916 - Jan. 11, 2005
    ... She is survived by her son, Michael Graham of Laguna Beach, Orange County; a daughter, Anne Adams of Albany, Ore.; grandchildren, Mark Adams of Vancouver, Wash., and Cynthia Adams-Kiner of Dallas, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Jamie Adams, Jessie Adams, Callista Kiner and Caleb Kiner.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris J. Graham....
  2. [S2033] Union Democrat, 18 Jan 2005, page 2-A, Patricia E. Graham Nov. 22, 1916 - Jan. 11, 2005
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident Patricia E. Graham died Jan. 11 at a Sonora care home. She was 88. She was born in San Francisco. she was a homemaker and a second generation University of California, Berkeley, graduate. She married Norris J. Graham and moved to Stockton. They established Graham Welding Supply in Long Beach where they lived until retirement in the 1970s. They returned in 1975 to her family homestead in Greeley Hill, originally known as Fair Park Ranch and had lived there since. Her family said she enjoyed gardening and flower arranging.
    She is survived by her son, Michael Graham of Laguna Beach, Orange County; a daughter, Anne Adams of Albany, Ore.; grandchildren, Mark Adams of Vancouver, Wash., and Cynthia Adams-Kiner of Dallas, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Jamie Adams, Jessie Adams, Callista Kiner and Caleb Kiner.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris J. Graham.
    Visitation times have been changed. Visitation is scheduled from 1-4 today at Vichara Monastery in Coulterville. There will not be any visitation tomorrow.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, sonora, CA 95370 or Vichara Monastery, 10049 Ernst Road, Coulterville, CA 95311
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Edward J. Graves

M, b. 26 August 1916, d. 17 January 2005
Last Edited8 Apr 2014
     Edward J. Graves was born on 26 August 1916 at Ohio.1 He died on 17 January 2005 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 88.1

Citations

  1. [S2035] Union Democrat, 24 Jan 2005, Edward J. Graves Aug. 26, 1916 - Jan. 17, 2005
    Longtime Tuolumne County resident Edward J. Graves died Jan. 17 at a Modesto hospital. He was 88.
    Mr. Graves, a native of Ohio, had lived in Lake Don Pedro and worked for Lake Don Pedro Marina as a night watchman and general handyman for 21 years. He later lived in Jamestown and then Riverbank. His friend, Anne Zachary, said he loved the Don Pedro community and the houseboat owners, and was also known for his wonderful singing voice.
    Mr. Graves is survived by numerous friends, including Anne Zachary of Coulterville.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Zella Mae Heneise

F, b. 20 October 1921, d. 24 January 2005
Last Edited10 Apr 2014
     Zella Mae Heneise was born on 20 October 1921.1 She died on 24 January 2005 at Merced, California, at age 83; Confirm whether obitiuary was published in PML News or in Union Democrat.1

Citations

  1. [S2057] Union Democrat, Mar 2005, Zella Mae Heneise October 20, 1921 - January 24, 2005
    Longtime Groveland-Pine Mountain Lake resident Zella "Zell" Heneise died of cancer January 24 at a Merced hospital. She was 83. She and her husband built their home. They enjoyed being together, meeting with friends, and playing golf, said a family spokeswoman. Mrs. Heneise was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Nine Holer's ladies golf club.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dale Heneise, in April 1991. she is survived by her husband of 65 years. Bud Heneise of Groveland-Pine Mountain Lake; her children, Paul, David, and Steve Heneise; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Cremation has taken place and arrangements handled by a funeral home in Chowchilla. A private memorial service will be held at a later date, said family members.
    The family suggests donations be made to Alzheimer's Aid Society, 105 S. Washington St., Lodi, CA 95240 or American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.

Jewell Curry

F, b. 12 April 1919, d. 30 January 2005
Last Edited30 Jul 2011
     Jewell Curry was born on 12 April 1919 at Hill County, Texas.1 She died on 30 January 2005 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 85.1

Citations

  1. [S1374] Union Democrat, 02 Feb 2005, Online Edition, Jewell Curry April 12, 1919 - Jan. 30, 2005
    Groveland resident Jewell Curry died Sunday at her home. She was 85.
    She was born in Hill County, Texas, and had lived in Groveland off and on since 1997.
    She married A.J. Curry in 1942 and graduated from Lubbock High School in Texas in 1939. she and her husband attended Abilene Christian University in Texas. Her husband joined the ministry, and she raised six children. He ministered in Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and California. She earned her associate's degree from Bakersfield College in 1979.
    She worked as a food service supervisor for Porterville State Hospital for 23 years and retired in 1981. After her husband died, she assisted other family members going through bereavement.
    Her family said she lived with her sister, Ann, for three and a half years and was close to her twin brother and her other siblings.
    She enjoyed sewing, traveling, camping and church activities. Her family described her a a very loving and giving person.
    She is survived by her daughters, Casundra Peters of Groveland, Jewell Anndra Curry of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Patricia Correira of Jamestown; sons, Thomas Curry of Margate, Fla., David Curry of Toledo, Ore., and John Curry of Modesto; a twin brother, Ewell Booker of Lubbock, Texas; sisters Ann Orr of wilmington, Del., Mary Montandon of Aiken, Texas, and Nelda Shuman of Rio Rancho, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband. A.J. Curry, in 1981; her parents, Early Marshal Booker and Jenettie Helena Kay; and brothers, Julian Booker and Marshal Booker.
    A service was to be held today at Church of Christ in Sonora. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Porterville, tulare County.
    Donations can be made to Northside Church of Christ, P.O. Box 466, Groveland, CA 95321.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Thomas Albert De Temple

M, b. 25 April 1925, d. 12 February 2005
Last Edited27 Mar 2014
     Thomas Albert De Temple was born on 25 April 1925 at San Jose, Santa Clara, California.1 He died on 12 February 2005 at Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California, at age 79.1

Citations

  1. [S1938] Union Democrat, 15 Feb 2005, 2A, Thomas Albert De Temple April 25, 1925 - Feb 12, 2005
    Longtime Groveland resident Thomas Albert De Temple died Saturday at a Stockton hospital. He was 79.
    He was born in San Jose. He had lived in retirement for 31 years in the Pine Mountain Lake area of Groveland. He was a retired Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant.
    Services are pending. The Neptune Society of Northern California in Stockton is handling arrangements.

Archie Louis Olson

M, b. 29 October 1919, d. 19 February 2005
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Archie Louis Olson married Mrs. Adelaide Olson.1 Archie Louis Olson was born on 29 October 1919 at LaCrosse, Wisconsin.2 He died on 19 February 2005 at Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California, at age 85.2

Family

Mrs. Adelaide Olson d. b 2005
Child

Citations

  1. [S2085] Union Democrat, 01 Mar 2005, page 2A, Archie Louis Olson Oct 29, 1919 - Feb 19, 2005
    ... Mr. Olson is survived by his son, Thomas Olson of Greeley Hill; his mother, Marjorie Vick of Greeley Hill; a sister, Lorna Bausch of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelaide Olson; and a son, Jim Olson.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at a Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall of Coulterville. Burial is scheduled to follow at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill. ...
  2. [S2085] Union Democrat, 01 Mar 2005, page 2A, Archie Louis Olson Oct 29, 1919 - Feb 19, 2005
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident Archie Louis Olson died Feb. 19 at his home. He was 85. He was born in La Crosse, Wis., and grew up in St. Paul, Minn. He moved to California after he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1937 to 1945. He sold modular homes and worked as a cabinet contractor in Southern California. He retired and moved to Greeley Hill in 1979, where he continued to work in the cabinet business. He was a life member of Thom Jenkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9454. His family said he enjoyed woodworking.
    Mr. Olson is survived by his son, thomas Olson of Greeley Hill; his mother, Marjorie Vick of Greeley Hill; a sister, Lorna Bausch of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelaide Olson; and a son, Jim Olson.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at a Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall of coulterville. burial is scheduled to follow at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty M. Westmoreland

F, b. 27 November 1926, d. 20 February 2005
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
     Betty M. Westmoreland was born on 27 November 1926 at Washington.1 She died on 20 February 2005 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California, at age 78.2

Citations

  1. [S2149] Union Democrat, 05 Apr 2005, Betty M. Westmoreland November 27, 1926 - February 20, 2005
    Former Greeley Hill resident, Betty May Wilson Westmoreland, 78, of Oakdale died February 20 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto....
  2. [S2149] Union Democrat, 05 Apr 2005, Betty M. Westmoreland November 27, 1926 - February 20, 2005
    Former Greeley Hill resident, Betty May Wilson Westmoreland, 78, of Oakdale died February 20 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Mrs. Westmoreland was a native of Washington. She lived in Greeley Hill 30 years before moving to Oakdale 24 years ago. She was a maintenance assistant for the Mariposa County School District for 12 years. She and her husband had the Greeley Hill Market in the late '40s and early '50s. she was a member of Lee Avenue Church of Christ and Groveland Church of Christ, and the Oak Valley Hospital Auxiliary.
    She is survived by her children, Raymond Westmoreland of Modesto and Russell Westmoreland of Colfax; Sister, Doreen Kissinger of Merced; and two grandchildren.
    Remembrances may be made to Hughson Christian School, 1519 tully Road, Hughson, CA 95326.

Norman William Garrett

M, b. 23 April 1917, d. 23 February 2005
FatherTobe Garrett1
MotherMabel Garrett1
Last Edited8 Apr 2014
     Norman William Garrett was born on 23 April 1917 at Jacksonville, Oregon.2 He was the son of Tobe Garrett and Mabel Garrett.1 Norman William Garrett died on 23 February 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 87.2

Citations

  1. [S2023] Union Democrat, 1 Nar 2005, page 2-A, Norman William Garrett April 23, 1917 - Feb 23, 2005
    ... Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife of 32 years, Alberto (Jeffrey) Garrett of Greeley Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Nanci and Jack Werner of Placerville; granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Michael Atteridge of Salinas and Jamie and Timothy Cockrell of Placerville; and four great-grandchildren, Clair and Jackson Cockrell and Mason and Quinn Atteridge....
  2. [S2023] Union Democrat, 1 Nar 2005, page 2-A, Norman William Garrett April 23, 1917 - Feb 23, 2005
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident Norman William Garrett died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital.
    He was 87. He was born in Jacksonville, Ore., and was the fifth of six children born to Tobe and Mabel Garrett.
    His family said hat he and his family loved music and each of the children in the family learned to play an instrument without the benefit of a lesson.
    He joined the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and served in the South Pacific. He returned home to Santa Ana where he began a 17-year career as a fireman. In 1958, after many vacations spent camping and fishing at Bagby on the Merced River, he moved to Mariposa County where he took a job as deputy sheriff. He later became the undersheriff and was elected sheriff of Mariposa county in 1966. He had lived in Greeley Hill since 1980.
    His family said he retired to the place he loved in Greeley Hill, which was an old apple orchard and farmhouse called "Apple Glen." He spent many hours there tending his garden and caring for the home he shared with his wife, his family added.
    He was a lifetime member of the Thorm Jenkins veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9454 and Sonora Elks Lodge BPOE No. 1587 for 22 years.
    He was known for his great sense of humor and love of practical jokes, his family added, and he was greatly loved by his family.
    Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife of 32 years, Alberto (Jeffrey) Garrett of Greeley Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Nanci and Jack Werner of Placerville; granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Michael Atteridge of Salinas and Jamie and Timothy Cockrell of Placerville; and four great-grandchildren, Clair and Jackson Cockrell and Mason and Quinn Atteridge.
    At his request, no services are scheduled.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

John L. Clark

M, b. 10 March 1938, d. 23 February 2005
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     John L. Clark was born on 10 March 1938 at Rico, Colorado.1 He died on 23 February 2005 at Midpines, Tuolumne, Californnia, at age 66.1

Citations

  1. [S1913] Highway Herald, Apr 2005, unk, John L. Clark March 10, 1938 - February 23, 2005
    John L. Clark of Midpines died February 23, at the age of 66.
    Mr. Clark was born in Rico, colorado and raised in Gardnerville, Nev. He spent his childhood in the Carson Valley when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later worked for the California State Highway Department and relocated to Coulterville then to Midpines. He enjoyed a successful career and retired from CalTrans.
    He is survived by his wife, Melinda clark; sisters, Elva Gorsuch and Idene Minchin; children, reynese clark Fiske, Earnest Clark, collette clark, John Preston clark, and Danette Beavers; Their mother Josephine James; grandchildren, Charise Jim, Armando Lamas, troy, Travis, and John Ray Clark, and Antonio Long Wolf; great granddaughter, Alayna Jim; and numerous nieces and nephews. He preceded in death by his parents, John "Tex" Clark and Martha Ann clark, and by his siter, Wanda Heathman.
    Burial took place in Genoa Cemetery, Gardnerville, Nev.

Barrie Lyn Conrad

F, b. 26 November 1949, d. 3 March 2005
FatherOliver B Owen1
MotherMrs. Ruth Owen1
Last Edited27 Mar 2014
     Barrie Lyn Conrad was born on 26 November 1949 at Charleston, South Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Oliver B Owen and Mrs. Ruth Owen.1 Barrie Lyn Conrad died on 3 March 2005 at Tuolumne, Tuolumne, California, at age 55.1

Citations

  1. [S1925] Union Democrat, 09 Mar 2005, 2A, Barrie Lyn Conrad Nov. 26, 1949 - March 3, 2005
    Longtime Tuolumne resident Barrie Lyn Conrad died unexpectedly Thursday at her home. She was 55.
    She was born in Charleston, S.C., and was the only daughter of Oliver B. "Jerry" and Ruth "Terry" Owen. After living in South Carolina and Maryland for a number of years, the family moved to Southern California when she was about 5 years old. She attended high school in Venice, Los Angeles County, and moved to Groveland in 1970. She most recently lived in Tuolumne for 34 years.
    Her family said she was a devoted mother and homemaker, and she had dedicated her whole life as a young mother to her children. When she was not fully involved with her sons' activities, she completed her associate's degree at Columbia College. She worked as an interior designer at Frankie's Interiors of Twain Harte and Interior Motives in Sonora. She also taught a dance exercise class called "Dancergetics" in Sonora and Twain Harte, for which she had a legendary ability, her family said.
    She was known for her friendliness and was a goof listener who was deeply loved by all who knew her, her family said.
    She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Christopher Conrad of Tuolumne; sons and daughter-in-law, Titus L. and Jodi Wieland of Sugar Pine, and Timothy LeCompte; grandchildren, Rose Marie and robert lee Wieland, both of Sugar Pine, and Timothy Jr. and Joseph LeCompte, both of Mi-Wuk Village; a daughter-in-law, Julie Alonzo, and her husband, Dan, of Mi-Wuk Village; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Susan Owen of Riverside; a sister, Julie Muckey of Redding; stepmother, Roberta Owen of Redding; mother-in-law, Frances Conrad of Sacramento; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Warren and Joy Conrad of Turlock, Mark and Nancy Conrad of Kelseyville, Lake County, Tyler Conrad of Exeter, Tulare County, Lucinda and Dan Metz of Palm Springs, Suzanne conrad of Sacramento; and nieces and nephews including a niece, Anna Michelle Blade and her husband, Jason, of Southern California, and nephews, Emory and Eric, both of Redding.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Sonora. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Womens Aglow Prison Ministries, in care of Betty Acker, 15415 Tuolumne Road, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mildred M. Eaves

F, b. 7 April 1910, d. 10 March 2004
Last Edited2 Apr 2008
     Mildred M. Eaves was born on 7 April 1910. She died on 10 March 2004 at Lakebay, Pierce, Washington, at age 93.

Earl Sedra

M, b. circa 1940, d. 22 March 2005
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Earl Sedra was born circa 1940.1 He died on 22 March 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2323] Union Democrat, 22 Mar 2005, Sedra - Earl Sedra, 65, of Coulterville died this morning at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells

F, b. 12 August 1954, d. 9 March 2005
Last Edited4 Dec 2012
     Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells was born on 12 August 1954 at Salinas, Monterey Co., California.1 She died on 9 March 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 50.2

Citations

  1. [S1544] Union Democrat, 22 March 2005, online edition, Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells Aug. 12, 1954 - March 9, 2005
    Groveland resident Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells died March 9 at a Sonora hospital after a battle with a failing liver. She was 50.
    She was born in Salinas and had lived in Groveland for more than three years. She was a registered nurse.
    She was a long-standing member of the the Vineyard church in Salinas, enjoyed tennis and volunteered teaching the sport at Hartnell College in Salinas.
    She is survived by her husband, Mike Wells; a son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Lisa Hall; mother, Barbara A. Ulch; a brother, Randall S. Allen; a sister, Shawnda Neuman; adoptive parents, Rex and Juanita Wells; adoptive siblings, Shelly Borla and Allen Wells; and grandchildren, Shawn and Michelle Hall.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Tommy d. Allen; and a sister, Robbi L. Allen.
    At her request, no services are scheduled.
    Park view Funeral Home in Manteca is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1544] Union Democrat, 22 March 2005, online edition, Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells Aug. 12, 1954 - March 9, 2005
    Groveland resident Aleeta Rene Allen-Wells died March 9 at a Sonora hospital after a battle with a failing liver.
    She was 50.
    She was born in Salinas and had lived in Groveland for more than three years. She was a registered nurse.
    She was a long-standing member of the Vineyard church in Salinas, enjoyed tennis and volunteered teaching the sport at Hartnell College in Salinas.
    She is survived by her husband, Mike Wells; a son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Lisa Hall; mother, Barbara A. Ulch; a brother, Randall S. Allen; a sister, Shawnda Neuman; adoptive parents, Rex and Juanita Wells; adoptive siblings, Shelly Borla and Allen Wells; and grandchildren, Shawn and Michelle Hall.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Tommy d. Allen; and a sister, Robbi L. Allen.
    At her request, no services are scheduled.
    Park view Funeral Home in Manteca is handling arrangements.

Walter K. Bunt

M, b. 7 June 1916, d. 20 March 2005
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     Walter K. Bunt was born on 7 June 1916 at San Rafael, Marin Co., California.1 He married Dorothy L. Bunt in April 1942; Dorothy went to nursing school in San Francisco. They may have been married there.2 Walter K. Bunt died on 20 March 2005 at Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California, at age 88.3

Family

Dorothy L. Bunt b. 21 Sep 1917, d. 26 Sep 2005

Citations

  1. [S1651] Highway Herald, April 2005, online edition, Walter K. Bunt June 7, 1916 - March 20, 2005.
  2. [S1663] Highway Herald, 5 Nov 2005, online, Dorothy L. Bunt September 21, 1917 - September 26, 2005
    ... In April 1942 she married the love of her life, Walter K. Bunt, Dorothy and Walter were blessed with three children and later with their spouses: Walter Kenneth Bunt Jr. and his wife Josephine; Herbert Charles Bunt and his wife Kathleen; and Marilyn Jean Bunt Thibeau and her husband Allen....
  3. [S1651] Highway Herald, April 2005, online edition, Walter K. Bunt June 7, 1916 - March 20, 2005
    Walter K. Bunt passed away on Palm Sunday, March 20. Walter was born at home in San Rafael, California on June 7, 1916, the oldest of five children born to Helen Genevieve (Meyer) Bunt and Albert Charles Bunt.
    He attended Novato schools and later received an Associate of Arts Degree in Electrical and Diesel Engineering from Marin Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, working in Artillery Transport. On April 25, 1941 Walter and dorothy Lenora Birks were married. The couple has three children, Walter Kenneth Bunt, Jr., Herbert Charles Bunt, and Marilyn Jean Bunt Thibeau. Walter worked for Fiberboard corporation from 1941 to 1976 when he retired from a career in papermaking. He spent many happy hours fishing, hunting, and farming on his family ranch in Greeley Hill. He was also involved in the Boy Scouts of America and worked with children throughout his life. Hre was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as High Priest of the Free Masons. Water was active in various community projects as well as serving on the Mariposa County Farm Bureau for 25 years, and the Soil Conservation Board for Mariposa County. He always had time to spend with his children, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
    Wlater is preceded in death by his parents, brother Albert, and great grandchild, Bailey Bunt.
    He was an honorable man, and he will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends. He left a shining legacy of integrity, faithfulness, and love. Before meeting the Lord, one of the last things he said was, "I love my family."
    Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the Community United Methodist Church in Coulterville and he was laid to rest at the Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill.
    Yosemite Herald, Apr 2005.

Phyllis Florence Timko

F, b. 27 March 1942, d. 27 March 2005
FatherJohn Mitchell1
MotherMrs. Virginia Mitchell1
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Phyllis Florence Timko was born on 27 March 1942 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California.2 She was the daughter of John Mitchell and Mrs. Virginia Mitchell.1 Phyllis Florence Timko died on 27 March 2005 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 63.3

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S2315] Union Democrat, 30 Mar 2005, Phyllis Florence Timko March 17, 1942 - March 27, 2005
    ... She is survived by her husband of nearly nine years, Bill Timko of Groveland; a son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Linda Callahan of Ukiah, Mendocino County; a daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Ruben Rameriz of Eugene, Ore.; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jim White of Modesto; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by children, Dana Callahan and Kim Callahan; a sister, Diane Muckel; and parents, John and virginia Mitchell....
  2. [S2315] Union Democrat, 30 Mar 2005, Phyllis Florence Timko March 17, 1942 - March 27, 2005.
  3. [S2315] Union Democrat, 30 Mar 2005, Phyllis Florence Timko March 17, 1942 - March 27, 2005
    Longtime Groveland resident Phyllis Florence Timko died Sunday at her home. She was 63. She was born in Oakland and had lived in Groveland since 1982. She was a U.S. postal worker for about 20 years. She enjoyed quilting, her family, experiencing new things and loved butterflies and angels.
    She is survived by her husband of nearly nine years, Bill Timko of Groveland; a son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Linda Callahan of Ukiah, Mendocino County; a daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Ruben Rameriz of Eugene, Ore.; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jim White of Modesto; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by children, Dana Callahan and Kim Callahan; a sister, Diane Muckel; and parents, John and virginia Mitchell.
    A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Gerald 'Jerry" Harold Odegaard

M, b. 16 January 1935, d. 1 April 2005
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Gerald 'Jerry" Harold Odegaard was born on 16 January 1935 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.1 He died on 1 April 2005 at La Grange, Tuolumne, California, at age 70.2

Citations

  1. [S2087] Union Democrat, 11 Apr 2005, page 2A, Gerald "Jerry" Harold Odegaard Jan. 16, 1935 - April 1, 2005
    La Grange resident Gerald "Jerry" Harold Odegaard died April 1 at his home. He was 70. He was born in Los Angeles and had lived most of his life in the Bay Area. He had lived in La Grange since 1998. He worked as a salesman for Soule Steel/Delcon Building Sales in The Bay Area for 35 years. He was a designer and building developer. He was a U.S. Air National Guard veteran. He was an avid collector and enjoyed the flea market. He was an auto enthusiast, owned more than 100 cars during his lifetime, and was an auto racing fam.
    Mr. Odegaard is survived by his son, Leonard Odegaard of Tigard, Ore.; and grandchildren, Chelsi and Jake Odegaard, both of Tigard.
    Cremation is scheduled and no services are planned. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2087] Union Democrat, 11 Apr 2005, page 2A, Gerald "Jerry" Harold Odegaard Jan. 16, 1935 - April 1, 2005
    La Grange resident Gerald "Jerry" Harold Odegaard died April 1 at his home. He was 70. He was born in Los Angeles and had lived most of his life in the Bay Area. He had lived in La Grange since 1998. He worked as a salesman for Soule Steel/Delcon Building Sales in The Bay Area for 35 years. He was a designer and building developer. He was a U.S. Air National Guard veteran. He was an avid collector and enjoyed the flea market. He was an auto enthusiast, owned more than 100 cars during his lifetime, and was an auto racing fan.
    Mr. Odegaard is survived by his son, Leonard Odegaard of Tigard, Ore.; and grandchildren, Chelsi and Jake Odegaard, both of Tigard.
    Cremation is scheduled and no services are planned. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong1

F, b. 30 October 1907, d. 2 April 2005
Last Edited4 Dec 2012
     Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong was born on 30 October 1907 at Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska.1 She died on 2 April 2005 at Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California, at age 97.2

Citations

  1. [S1560] Highway Herald, May 2005, Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong October 30, 1907 - April 2, 2005
    Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of seven children, to Ellen and Patrick Flanagan. She had two sisters and four brothers. She was premature and was always very petite 4' ll 3/4" tall and 98 lbs. most of her life. She loved to swim, dance, and ice skate. She took ballet lessons and became a toe dancer on the stage in Chicago and all across Illinois and other states nearby. She was just 18 years old.... Yosemite Highway Herald.
  2. [S1560] Highway Herald, May 2005, Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong October 30, 1907 - April 2, 2005
    Kathleen Flanagan Lebs Armstrong was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of seven children, to Ellen and Patrick Flanagan. She had two sisters and four brothers. She was premature and was always very petite 4' ll 3/4" tall and 98 lbs. most of her life. She loved to swim, dance, and ice skate. She took ballet lessons and became a toe dancer on the stage in Chicago and all across Illinois and other states nearby. She was just 18 years old.
    Her best friend was Irene Norene, for whom her older daughter is named, and when she was 16 she met Irene's uncle, Ray, In Beemer, Nebraska. He waited for her to grow up and then married her when she was 20. She was a champion swimmer and diver. three years after marrying Ray, she began training for the 1932 Olympics, which were to be in Los Angeles. They had been married for three years and wanted children. To her diving couch's dismay and her delight, she became pregnant, which ended her Olympic career. Her elder daughter, Irene, was born in Galveston, Texas, while they were there on a business trip Irene's sister, Patsy, was born in Omaha three years later.
    When she was only 31, Ray had a stroke and lived in a rest home for the remaining ten years of his life. The stroke affected his memory -- he had permanent amnesia and would never remember that he had a family. Her daughters were seven and four years old. they had come to California two weeks prior to his stroke -- he had stayed in Omaha to tie up business loose ends and was driving out later. In those days, there was no welfare or Social Security. She stayed in California for a year and a half - and when she had enough money, went back to Omaha, but the doctors told her to live as if she were a widow, so she came bac out to California. Her mother and brother were out here and she had a good job waiting. She drove from Nebraska to California with only $100 in her pocket and all her worldly possessions in her car. (This included a trunk full of homemade jam that she wouldn't leave behind.)
    After her daughters were grown and married, she began going dancing and met her second husband, Bob. They married in 1955 and were one week short of their 25th anniversary when he died at the age of 85. They lived in Los Angeles and Camarillo. He was a wonderful man and gave her three terrific step-daughters - Joyce, Jean, and Beryl.
    Kathleen, Patsy (and her husband, Bert), and Irene went to Ireland in September of 1993. She visited the house in which her mother had been raised and saw the cemetery where two of her uncles are buried.
    She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2001 and given six weeks to six months to live. She fought back with chemo-therapy. She was a very plucky, feisty Irishwoman. She continued to live in Camarillo until she fell, dancing, on New Year's Eve, 2002 and broke her hip. She went to live with her daughter, Irene Rhyne, in Greeley Hill for 11 months. In 2003, she went to Utah and stayed with Pat and Bert and then went into a home over there, where she died April 2, 2005.
    She is survived by her five daughters; Irene Rhyne (and her husband Mark) of Greeley Hill; Patsy ( and her husband, Bert) Peters of Hurricane, Utah; Joyce Wayman; Jean Nicholson and Beryl Miller of Palm Springs area; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her two beloved husbands: Raymond charles Lebs and Robert Dorus Armstrong, and two grandsons (Irene's sons) Mark Allen, Age 5-1/2 months and Scott Timothy, age 23; and son-in-law Walter Wayman. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
    There will be a memorial service Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m. at Wildwood Community Chapel. Finger-food reception to follow.
    Yosemite Highway Herald.

Steven McCurdy

M, b. circa 1970, d. 7 April 2005
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Steven McCurdy was born circa 1970.1 He died on 7 April 2005 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2349] Union Democrat, 11 apr 2005, McCurdy - Steven McCurdy, 35, of Greeley Hill died Saturday in San Mateo. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Louis Stephen Coffi

M, b. 28 July 1925, d. 5 April 2005
Last Edited26 Jun 2011
     Louis Stephen Coffi was born on 28 July 1925 at Modesto, California. He died on 5 April 2005 at Merced, California, at age 79.1

Citations

  1. [S1015] Union Democrat, 13 Apr 2005, Online Edition, Louis Stephen Coffi July 28, 1925 - April 5, 2005
    Former longtime La Grange resident Louis Stephen Coffi died April 5 at a Merced care home. He was 79.
    He was born in Modesto. He lived in La Grange for 30 years and most recently in Snelling for 49 years. He was an altar boy for the La Grange Saint Louis Mission. He attended La Grange grammar school. He graduated from Oakdale High School and also drove a bus for the high school his senior year. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned his living for 64 years as a ranch hand and foreman for Joe Rosasco, Horace Kelsey, Paul Erickson and Wells and Mazie Woolstenhulme and was owner and operator of D6 Construction in Snelling.
    He was a member of the La Grange Rodeo Association.
    Mr. Coffi is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Coffi of Westwood, Lassen County; a daughter, Glenna Lee of Westwood; a grandson, Justin Mark lee Of modesto; a great-grandson, Devon Mark Lee of Modesto; his aunt, Cecelia Rairden of La Grange; a sister-in-law, Coleen Coffi of La Grange; a brother-in-law, Eugene Cole of Washington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Chris Cole of La Grange; two nieces; a nephew, and his ex-wife, Margaret Gilbert.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurizio and Agnes Coffi; sisters, Angie Coffi and Virginia Wright; and a brother, Bert Coffi.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at La Grange Catholic Cemetery.
    Friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at the Snelling Community Hall immediately following the service.
    Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced is handling arrangements.

Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles

F, b. 24 June 1951, d. 7 April 2005
MotherMrs. Imogene Jean Melendrez1
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles was born on 24 June 1951 at San Mateo, San Mateo, California.1 She was the daughter of Mrs. Imogene Jean Melendrez.1 Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles died on 7 April 2005 at La Grange, Tuolumne, California, at age 53.2

Citations

  1. [S2346] Union Democrat, 14 apr 2005, Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles June 24, 1951 - April 7, 2005
    ... She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Horacio Robles of La Grange; daughters, Erica Robles, Monica Robles and Yvette Robles-Gonzales; grandchildren, Nathan Robles, A. J. Robles, R. J. Gonzales, Audrey Gonzales, Brandon Gonzales and Anthony gonzales; brothers, Jerry West of Eureka and Joey Melendrez of Modesto; sisters, Toni Melendrez of Novato, Marin County, and Joann May of south San Francisco; her father, Joe Melendrez of Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Imogene Jean Melendrez; an aunt, Duda Brown; and an uncle, Jimmy Giambra....
  2. [S2346] Union Democrat, 14 apr 2005, Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles June 24, 1951 - April 7, 2005
    La Grange resident Terri Ann Melendrez-Robles died April 7 at her home of natural causes. She was 53. She was born in San Mateo and had lived in La Grange for eight years. She was a registered Coastal MeWok Indian. She loved children, the wilderness, her home and the color purple. She enjoyed reading, swimming, camping and fishing.
    She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Horacio Robles of La Grange; daughters, Erica Robles, Monica Robles and Yvette Robles-Gonzales; grandchildren, Nathan Robles, A. J. Robles, R. J. Gonzales, Audrey Gonzales, Brandon Gonzales and Anthony gonzales; brothers, Jerry West of Eureka and Joey Melendrez of Modesto; sisters, Toni Melendrez of Novato, Marin County, and Joann May of south San Francisco; her father, Joe Melendrez of Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Imogene Jean Melendrez; an aunt, Duda Brown; and an uncle, Jimmy Giambra.
    Services were held. Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

Betty V. (Bresette) Gonyier1

F, b. 24 September 1934, d. 11 April 2005
HetchyY
Last Edited10 Sep 2014
     Betty V. (Bresette) Gonyier married Basil Gonyier.2 Betty V. (Bresette) Gonyier was born on 24 September 1934 at Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California.3 She died on 11 April 2005 at Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, at age 70.3

Citations

  1. [S2026] Union Democrat, 14 Apr 2005, page 2-A, Betty V. Gonyier Sept. 24, 1934 - April 11, 2005
    ... She was known as "Mountain Grandma" to her family.She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Gonyier and Rodney Gonyier, both of California, and Robert Gonyier of North Carolina; a daughter, Rose Adele Warnock of Arkansas; brothers, Albert Bresette of Arkansas and Earl Bresette of California; a stepson, Stephen Lessard of Groveland; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Gonyier....
  2. [S98] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  3. [S2026] Union Democrat, 14 Apr 2005, page 2-A, Betty V. Gonyier Sept. 24, 1934 - April 11, 2005
    Former longtime Tuolumne county resident Betty V. Gonyier died Monday at a Lancaster care home. She was 70.
    She was born in Watsonville. She had lived in Greeley Hill for 10 years and then in the Sonora area until she moved to Lancaster in November 2004.
    She worked as a nurse for Tuolumne General Hospital for more than 10 years. She also worked as a housekeeper for the City and County of San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water and Power project in Moccasin from the late 1980s until her retirement in 2000.
    She was known as "Mountain Grandma" to her family.She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Gonyier and Rodney Gonyier, both of California, and Robert Gonyier of North Carolina; a daughter, Rose Adele Warnock of Arkansas; brothers, Albert Bresette of Arkansas and Earl Bresette of California; a stepson, Stephen Lessard of Groveland; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Gonyier.
    A memorial service in her honor is scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Pine Tree Restaurant at 19601 Hess Ave., in East Sonora. Antelope Valley Cremation in Lancaster is handling arrangements.