Clayla Hart

F, b. 30 July 1921, d. 17 September 2005
Last Edited4 Apr 2011
     Clayla Hart was born on 30 July 1921 at Akron, Summit, Ohio.1 She died on 17 September 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 84.1

Citations

  1. [S641] Union Democrat, 22 Sep 2005, Online Edition, Clayla Hart July 30, 1921 - Sept. 17, 2005
    Coulterville resident Clayla Hart died Saturday at a Sonora hospital.
    She was 84.
    She was born in Akron, Ohio. She had lived in Santa Cruz County since 1956, and a year ago moved to Coulterville.
    She was a homemaker who enjoyed doll collecting and reading, and was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Santa Cruz.
    She is survived by her daughter, Kathie Hart, of Coulterville; a son, Lawrence Hart, of William, Ore.; a brother, Richard Thompson, of Bonny doon, Santa Cruz County; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Hart, in 1988.
    Services are private.
    Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association of Stanislaus County, 400 12th St., Suite 17, Modesto, CA 95350.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Michael R. Pate Sr.

M, b. 28 December 1939, d. 22 September 2005
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Michael R. Pate Sr. was born on 28 December 1939 at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.1 He died on 22 September 2005 at Turlock, Stanislaus, California, at age 65.2

Citations

  1. [S2339] Union Democrat, 27 sep 2005, Michael R. Pate Sr. Dec. 28, 1939 - Sept. 22, 2005
    La Grange resident Michael R. Pate Sr. died Thursday at a Turlock hospital after a bout with cancer. He was 65. He was born in Long Beach and had lived in La Grange for six years. ...
  2. [S2339] Union Democrat, 27 sep 2005, Michael R. Pate Sr. Dec. 28, 1939 - Sept. 22, 2005
    La Grange resident Michael R. Pate Sr. died Thursday at a Turlock hospital after a bout with cancer. He was 65. He was born in Long Beach and had lived in La Grange for six years. He was a material manager for California Department of Corrections for six years. He had previously lived at Lake Don Pedro. He was a member of Square Dancing of Don Pedro, and was a football coach, a horse and quad rider and a square dancer.
    He enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
    Mr. Pate is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon E. Pate, of La Grange; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael R. Pate Jr. and Donna Pate, of Jamestown, and Stephen C. and Lind Pate, of Sonora; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelly K. and Tommy Best, of San Jose; a brother, Stephen Pate, of La Crescenta, Los Angeles County; a sister, Carol Pate, of Washington; and grandchildren, Noelle, Ericka, Seth and Ethan.
    A casual get-together to celebrate his life is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Lake Don Pedro Hacienda, at J-59 and Bonds Flat Road in La Grange.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be to Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church, building fund, at 4175 Abeto St., in La Grange. Whitehurst, Norton and Dias Funeral Service in turlock is handling arrangements.

Dorothy L. Bunt

F, b. 21 September 1917, d. 26 September 2005
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     Dorothy L. Bunt was born on 21 September 1917 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.1 She married Walter K. Bunt in April 1942; Dorothy went to nursing school in San Francisco. They may have been married there.2 Dorothy L. Bunt died on 26 September 2005 at Doe Run Ranch, Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 88.3

Family

Walter K. Bunt b. 7 Jun 1916, d. 20 Mar 2005

Citations

  1. [S1663] Highway Herald, 5 Nov 2005, online, Dorothy L. Bunt September 21, 1917 - September 26, 2005
    ... Born September 12, 1917, to Eugene and Lenora Birks, Dorothy grew up with her younger sister, Joan, in the Portland, Oregon area. At the age of 17 she traveled to San Francisco to live with her aunt and uncle, Nell and Hugo Lowes. In 1937 she graduated high school and was accepted in Mt. Zion School of Nursing. She earned her license as a Registered Nurse in April 1941....
  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. [S1663] Highway Herald, 5 Nov 2005, online, Dorothy L. Bunt September 21, 1917 - September 26, 2005
    Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed from this earth on Monday, September 26, 2005, surrounded by her family in the home her husband built for her on Doe Run Ranch.
    Born September 12, 1917, to Eugene and Lenora Birks, Dorothy grew up with her younger sister, Joan, in the Portland, Oregon area. At the age of 17 she traveled to San Francisco to live with her aunt and uncle, Nell and Hugo Lowes. In 1937 she graduated high school and was accepted in Mt. Zion School of Nursing. She earned her license as a Registered Nurse in April 1941.
    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.
    During her nursing career, Dorothy worked for Antioch community Hospital and in the offices of Dr. Thomas Dozier and Dr. Joseph Libbey. She also worked as the Director of Nurses at Antioch Convalescent Hospital. After Walter and Dorothy retired to the family property in Greeley Hill she worked for Dr. Bradley in Groveland. Upon earning her nursing license, nursing stayed a major part of her life.
    Dorothy left a great legacy with children throughout her life. She spent every summer with her mother-in-law at the family ranch in Greeley Hill, nurturing her children, her nephews, and her nieces, teaching them the skills of country living. She was active in scouting with three years as a Den Mother and five years as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for Troop #118 in Antioch, California. She was mom to all of her children and their many friends. She opened her home and cared for two children in need, her nephew Joe Ritzenthaler and a friend's daughter, Kathy Bishop. she was PTA president for Adelia Kimball School and she served as sunday School Superintendent for Antioch Methodist Church. When she and Walter moved to Greeley Hill she served in different capacities for the United Methodist Women's Fellowship and the Coulterville Methodist Church.
    She loved her family and spent favorite hours with her husband, her children, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her two sisters, her nephew, and her great granddaughter, Baily Bunt.
    In a changing world Dorothy honored the traditional value of family and faith. She supported a strong role for women in our society. She herself was a strong woman, descended from pioneer stock. Dorothy as an individual won her placed in life with hard work. She wasn't afraid to speak out with opinions; she is an elect lady, a choice spirit. Her family is proud to have had her for mother.
    We will miss her so much, but her beautiful smile and laughter, her spirit and example will live on in our hearts forever.

Daniel Vincent Marszalek

M, b. 1 June 1949, d. 8 October 2005
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Daniel Vincent Marszalek was born on 1 June 1949 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1 He died on 8 October 2005 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California, at age 56.1

Citations

  1. [S2303] Union Democrat, 13 Oct 2005, Marszalek - Daniel Marszalek, 56 of Coulterville, died Saturday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    ---------
    Daniel Vincent Marszalek June 1, 1949 - October 8, 2005
    Coulterville resident Daniel Vincent Marszalek passed away on October 8 at his home. He was born and raised in San Francisco and had lived in Coulterville for the past 19 years. Dan was one of the founders of the Above and Beyond Church and was pastor there for four years. He was also a counselor for drug and alcohol rehab there. For a time, he was Coulterville Volunteer Fire Department Chief. He had worked for Mariposa County Road Department, built house boats, was a truck driver, a truck mechanic, and a Bible scholar. As an artist, he created the Concrete Sculpture of a Frog in Coulterville. He was a musician and considered by his family to be a Renaissance man. He was also active in the Coulterville Community Club.
    Dan is survived by his wife of 32 years, Deborah Marszalek of Coulterville; two daughters, Magnum (and husband Scott) Godfrey of Coulterville, and Donnella Williams of Mariposa; one son, William Williams of Sonora; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Donna, Dezary and Debra Hubbard of Sacramento, Willie, Even and Brandon Williams of sonora; one sister, DJ Bachman of Locust Grove, Virginia.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Virginia Marszalek.
    A memorial service was held and cremations are to be scattered over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Francisco. Donations may be made to The Above and Beyond church, P.O. Box 409, Coulterville, CA 95311.

Frank B. Board

M, b. 9 June 1924, d. 11 October 2005
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Last Edited11 Jun 2015
     Frank B. Board was born on 9 June 1924 at Richmond, Contra Costa, California. He died on 11 October 2005 at Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, at age 81.1 He was buried at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery #57-C, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.2

Citations

  1. [S999] Union Democrat, 14 oct 2005, Online Edition, Frank B. Board June 9, 1924 - Oct. 11, 2005
    Former Pine Mountain Lake resident Frank B. Board died tuesday at a Mountain View care home. He was 81.
    He was born in Richmond and had lived at Pine Mountain Lake for 10 years. He retired as fire chief from Union Oil Co., after 44 years of service, and was past president of the Northern California Fire Chiefs' Association. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    Mr. Board is survived by his wife, Maryann Board, of Grants Pass, Ore.; seven children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Services are pending.
    Bay Area Cremation and Funeral Services in Redwood City is handling arrangements.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, FRANK BENJAMIN BOARD 9 Jan 1924 Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA to 11 Oct 2005 Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., California.
    Known Family wife ZMaryann S (Rongey) Devine Board and seven children.
    Retired as fire chief from Union Oil Co. and was past president of NZorthern California Fire Chief's Assn. Served in the US Army during @orld War II. Mother's maiden surname McGowen.
    Burial: Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., Plot 57-C
    FindaGrave Memorial 57075368 added 14 Aug 2010 by Barbara Pargament.

Loretta Fulton

F, b. 11 October 1933, d. 14 October 2005
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Last Edited1 Aug 2011
     Loretta Fulton was born on 11 October 1933.1 She died on 14 October 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 72.1 She was buried on 18 October 2005 at Divide Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.1

Citations

  1. [S1392] Union Democrat, 14 Oct 2005, Online Edition, Fulton - Visitation for Loretta Fulton, 72, of Groveland, is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A chapel service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is scheduled at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. She died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Clara Mae Vessel

F, b. 1919, d. 18 October 2005
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Clara Mae Vessel was born in 1919.1 She died on 18 October 2005 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2310] Union Democrat, 18 Oct 2005, Vessel - Clara Mae Vessel, 86, of big Oak Flat, died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Leonard Irving Colcleaser

M, b. 27 September 1927, d. 25 October 2005
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     Leonard Irving Colcleaser was born on 27 September 1927 at California.1 He died on 25 October 2005 at Dayton, Lyon, Nevada, at age 78.1

Citations

  1. [S1915] Union Democrat, 03 Nov 2005, 2A, Leonard Irving Colcleaser Sept. 27, 1927 - Oct 25, 2005
    former Tuolumne county resident Leonard Irving Colcleaser died Oct. 25 at his home in Dayton, Nev. He was 78.
    Mr. Colcleaser was an electrical lineman who worked for the city and county of San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy Project at Moccasin for about 13 years, until his retirement in 1992.
    He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 55 years and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
    He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and being with family and friends.
    He is survived by his wife, Jackie Colcleaser, of Dayton; a daughter, Karen Griffen, of Medford, Ore.; sons, Don Colcleaser, of Central Point, Ore.; and Michael Colcleaser; brothers, Bill Colcleaser, of Vacaville, Chester Colcleaser, of Chester, and Donald Colcleaser, of Gold Hill, Ore.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous extended family members.
    FitzHenry's's Funeral Home in Carson City is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Jo Ann Martin

F, b. 5 October 1937, d. 31 October 2005
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Jo Ann Martin was born on 5 October 1937 at Carbon, Alberta, Canada.1 She died on 31 October 2005 at Manteca, San Joaquin, California, at age 68.2

Citations

  1. [S2304] Union Democrat, 01 Nov 2005, Jo Ann Martin, Oct. 5, 1937 - Oct 31, 2005.
  2. [S2304] Union Democrat, 01 Nov 2005, Jo Ann Martin, Oct. 5, 1937 - Oct 31, 2005
    Groveland resident Jo Ann Martin died yesterday at a Manteca hospital. She was 68. Mrs. Martin, was raised in Carbon, Alberta, Canada. She lived in Groveland for the past 18 years. Before that, she lived in Livermore for 18 years, where she and her husband owned a business. She was a licensed pilot and enjoyed extensive travel. She was also a member of a women's club and a garden club, both in Groveland.
    She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Tom Martin, of Groveland; four children, Janis Martin, of Washington state, Susan Viani, of Berkeley, Thomas Martin, of Marina, and Scott Martin, of Livermore; three siblings, Merle Ohlhauser, of Livermore, and Archie and Kim Ohlhauser, both of Carbon; her mother, Virginia Ohlhauser, of Carbon; five grandchildren and two great, grandchildren.
    A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Groveland Evangelical Free Church.

John Stubblefield

M, b. 12 July 1914, d. 2 November 2005
Last Edited23 Sep 2011
     John Stubblefield was born on 12 July 1914 at Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma. He died on 2 November 2005 at Modesto, Stanislaus, California, at age 91.1

Citations

  1. [S1492] Union Democrat, 4 Nov 2005, 2A, John Stubblefield July 12, 1914 - Nov 2, 2005
    Former Tuolumne County resident John Stubblefield died Wednesday at a Modesto care home.
    He was 91.
    He was born in Holdenville, Okla., to Edward Stubblefield, a federal marshal of the Oklahoma Territory before 1907, and Ann (Hulsay) Stubblefield of the Creek Nation. His grandfather was also an Oklahoma Territory marshal.
    Mr. Stubblefield worked for the Hetch Hetchy water project for 30 years before he retired. During World War II, he worked in the shipyards in Richmond.
    He was a member of the Elks Lodge, enjoyed gardening and raised a garden every year.
    He had lived in Moccasin and Sonora, and, most recently, he lived in Modesto for the past 14 years.
    Mr. Stubblefield is survived by his wife, Wilma Stubblefield, of Modesto; a daughter, Hazel Ingle, of Aberdeen, Wash.; a son, Donald Stubblefield, of Oroville; stepchildren, Joann Evans, of Arizona, and Barbara Darby, of Modesto; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery for friends and family.
    Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 110 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Audrey Santos

F, b. 29 September 1936, d. 17 November 2005
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Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Audrey Santos was born on 29 September 1936 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., California.1 She died on 17 November 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 69.2

Citations

  1. [S2326] Union Democrat, 22 Nov 2005, Audrey Santos Sept. 29, 1936 - Nov. 17. 2005
    Longtime Groveland resident Audrey Santos died Thursday at a Sonora hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 69. She was born in Modesto to Frank and Lillie Bartelmi. ...
  2. [S2326] Union Democrat, 22 Nov 2005, Audrey Santos Sept. 29, 1936 - Nov. 17. 2005
    Longtime Groveland resident Audrey Santos died Thursday at a Sonora hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 69. She was born in Modesto to Frank and Lillie Bartelmi. She had lived in Modesto for 45 years, working several years at Stanislaus Union School. She lived in Groveland for the last 24 years. She had a gift store in Buck Meadows for many years. She was looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother in the spring and in the summer.
    She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carl Santos; a son, Paul Santos, of Groveland; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John Barnum, of chinese Camp; grandchildren, John and Becky Barnum, and Russ and Sarah Barnum, of Jamestown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Don Tiffin, and Wanda and Joe Dias, of Modesto; and several nieces and nephews.
    A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig

M, b. 24 April 1923, d. 21 November 2005
Last Edited29 Jul 2011
     Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig was born on 24 April 1923 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1 He died on 21 November 2005 at Fortuna, Humbolt, California, at age 82.2

Citations

  1. [S1372] Union Democrat, 30 Nov 2005, Online Edition, Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig April 24, 1923 - Nov. 21, 2005
    Former longtime Tuolumne County resident Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig died Nov. 21 at a hospital in Fortuna, Humboldt County.
    He was 82.
    He was born in San Francisco to Louise and Harold L. Craig. He grew up in Marin County, where he explored Mount Tamalpais in his youth. He began his engineering career while he was in high school, drafting ship designs at Marin Shipyards during World War II. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he received flight training and developed a lifelong interest in airplanes and airports.
    He enjoyed fly fishing, listening and dancing to Big Band music, gardening, and, especially, engineering. He was a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams, also known as the Beavers.
    During his long career, he was involved in projects including the Bon Tempe Dam in Marin County all states of the Cherry Valley Power Complex; San Francisco International Airport, South Terminal and Runway extension; BART Balboa Park Station; New Melones Dam Diversion Tunnel; various projects for Groveland Community Services district as both designer and consultant; and engineering design and construction of 26 taxiways and hangar additions at Pine Mountain Lake airport.
    While he worked for the City and County of San Francisco, on the Cherry Valley Power Complex, he developed a love of Tuolumne County. After a decade in the Bay Area, he returned to Tuolumne County in 1970 where he established his engineering firm, Osborne Engineering.
    He lived in the Twain Harte area, then the Groveland area, and most recently had lived in Humboldt County for one year.
    Mr. Craig is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorie, of Humboldt County; his brother, Buck Craig, of Marin County; a brother-in-law, George Mangles, of Contra Costa County; daughters and son-in-law, Louise "Weesie" Craig, and Carol and George Ventura, of Humboldt County; a son, James Craig, of Humboldt County; grandchildren, Tom, Dan and Katherine, all of Humboldt County; and great-grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Haley, Emily, Jasmine and Everett.
    Services will be held at a later date.
    Gobles Fortuna Mortuary in Fortuna is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1372] Union Democrat, 30 Nov 2005, Online Edition, Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig April 24, 1923 - Nov. 21, 2005
    Former longtime Tuolumne County resident Harold "Tut" Osborne Craig died Nov. 21 at a hospital in Fortuna, Humboldt County.
    He was 82.
    He was born in San Francisco to Louise and Harold L. Craig. He grew up in Marin County, where he explored Mount Tamalpais in his youth. He began his engineering career while he was in high school, drafting ship designs at Marin Shipyards during World War II. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he received flight training and developed a lifelong interest in airplanes and airports.
    He enjoyed fly fishing, listening and dancing to Big Band music, gardening, and, especially, engineering. He was a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams, also known as the Beavers.
    During his long career, he was involved in projects including the Bon Tempe Dam in Marin County, all stages of the Cherry Valley Power Complex; San Francisco International Airport, South Terminal and Runway extension; BART Balboa Park Station; New Melones Dam Diversion Tunnel; various projects for Groveland Community Services district as both designer and consultant; and engineering design and construction of 26 taxiways and hangar additions at Pine Mountain Lake airport.
    While he worked for the City and County of San Francisco, on the Cherry Valley Power Complex, he developed a love of Tuolumne County. After a decade in the Bay Area, he returned to Tuolumne County in 1970 where he established his engineering firm, Osborne Engineering.
    He lived in the Twain Harte area, then the Groveland area, and most recently had lived in Humboldt County for one year.
    Mr. Craig is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorie, of Humboldt County; his brother, Buck Craig, of Marin County; a brother-in-law, George Mangles, of Contra Costa County; daughters and son-in-law, Louise "Weesie" Craig, and Carol and George Ventura, of Humboldt County; a son, James Craig, of Humboldt County; grandchildren, Tom, Dan and Katherine, all of Humboldt County; and great-grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Haley, Emily, Jasmine and Everett.
    Services will be held at a later date.
    Gobles Fortuna Mortuary in Fortuna is handling arrangements.

Clara Hull

F, b. 1912, d. 21 November 2005
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Clara Hull was born in 1912.1 She died on 21 November 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2104] Union Democrat, 22 Nov 2005, page 2A, Hull - Clara Hull, 93, of Groveland, died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Karen Elizabeth Laughman

F, b. 15 March 1941, d. 27 November 2005
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Karen Elizabeth Laughman was born on 15 March 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.1 She died on 27 November 2005 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 64.2

Citations

  1. [S2297] Union Democrat, 02 Dec 2005, Karen Elizabeth Laughman March 15, 1941 - Nov. 27, 2005.
  2. [S2297] Union Democrat, 02 Dec 2005, Karen Elizabeth Laughman March 15, 1941 - Nov. 27, 2005
    Groveland resident Karen Elizabeth Laughman died Sunday at her home. She was 64. She was born in Los Angeles. She worked as a senior accountant for 33 years and was employed most of those years by McDonald Douglas in Souther, California. She also worked for Bank of America for five years as a teller. She was a member of the Sierra Club and an avid walker who enjoyed the outdoors, boating, and traveling to every state in the United States. She had most recently lived in Groveland for 10 years.
    She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Dorothy Brown, of Upland; a sister, Sheila Manning, of Banning, Riverside County; many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins from throughout the United States; and friends, Resty Botor and Melvin Ramos.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary, on Dec. 24, 1992.
    Services are private. Donations can be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265-0309 or by calling (800) 462-9273. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rita Yost

F, b. 1 July 1922, d. 17 December 2005
Last Edited22 May 2013
     Rita Yost was born on 1 July 1922 at Corning, Steuben, New York.1 She died on 17 December 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 83.1

Citations

  1. [S1658] Union Democrat, 23 Dec 2005, 2A, RITA YOST July 1, 1922 - Dec. 17, 2005
    Greeley Hill resident Rita Yost died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. She was 83. She was born in Corning, N.Y.; and has lived in Greeley Hill for seven years. She worked as a PBX switchboard operator.
    She was a member of the Greeley Hill Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing the organ, playing cards and knitting.
    She is survived by her husband, Melvin Yost, of Coulterville; a son, Edward Chatfield, of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Pam Edwards, of Greenview, Ill.; sisters, Elsie Boyer, of Washington, and Vi Austin, of Corning, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date at Groveland Evangelical Free church.
    donations can be made to Greeley Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 10241 Holtzel Road, Coulterville, CA 95311.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jay DuPont

M, b. 29 August 1926, d. 27 December 2005
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     Jay DuPont was born on 29 August 1926 at Washington, Beaufort, North Carolina.1 He died on 27 December 2005 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 79.1

Citations

  1. [S1962] Union Democrat, 05 Jan 2006, 2A, Jay DuPont Aug. 29, 1926 - Dec. 27, 2005
    the Rev. Jay DuPont, of Greeley Hill, died tuesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 79.
    A native of Washington, N.C. he attended New York University and made a living as a classical dancer for 20 years.
    On Oct. 23, 1957, he was ordained as a priest at the Soto Zen Temple in Los Angeles. In July 1969, he founded Vichara Inc., a nonprofit organization in Long Beach that taught meditation and provided a place to meditate.
    In October 1972, he moved to Greeley Hill and established the Vichara Bodhiyana Buddhist Monastery. He remained at the monastery for the rest of his life, where he was abbot and Roshi.
    Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and sunday at the Vichara Monastery. Remembrances may be made to the Vichara Monastery, 10049 Ernst Road, Coulterville, CA 95311.

Walter Ralph Bettencourt

M, b. 18 November 1927, d. 14 January 2006
FatherJoseph Bettencourt1 b. c 1897
MotherGeorgina (Silva) Bettencourt1 b. c 1901
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Last Edited11 Jun 2015
     Walter Ralph Bettencourt was born on 18 November 1927 at Gilroy, Santa Clara, California.2,3 He was the son of Joseph Bettencourt and Georgina (Silva) Bettencourt.1 Walter Ralph Bettencourt died on 14 January 2006 at Windsor, Sonoma, California, at age 78.4 He was buried in January 2006 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery #211-B, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.5,6

Citations

  1. [S998] 1930 US Census, Santa Clara Co., California, population schedule, Gilroy, , ED 43-14, SD 10, Sheets 8 A & B, (page 46 stamped), Dwelling 190, Household 203, JOSEPH BETTENCOURT, head, Owns house, has radio, lives on farm, Male W age 33 years, married, first married at 18, not in school, can read and write, born Massachusetts, both parent born Portugal, speaks English, farmer, Vegetable farm, working on census day, not a veteran, #153 on Farm Schedule; GEORGINA BETTENCOURT, wife, female W age 28 years, married, first married at 14, not in school, cannot read or write, born Portugal, both parents born Portugal, native Portuguese speaker, to US 1913, Alien, speaks English, not employed outside home; [NEXT PAGE] ANGIE BETTENCOURT, daughter, lives on farm, female W age 14 years, unmarried, attended school, can read and write, born Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Portugal, not employed; MELVIN BETTENCOURT, son, male W age 5 years, born California, father born Massachusetts, mother born Portugal; WALTER BETTENCOURT, son, male W age 2 years, born California, father born Massachusetts, mother born Portugal.
  2. [S285] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  3. [S997] Union Democrat, 23 Jan 2006, Online Edition, Walter Ralph Bettencourt Nov. 28, 1927 - Jan. 14, 2006.
  4. [S997] Union Democrat, 23 Jan 2006, Online Edition, Walter Ralph Bettencourt Nov. 28, 1927 - Jan. 14, 2006
    Longtime Pine Mountain Lake resident Walter Ralph Bettencourt died Jan. 14 at a Windsor care home in Sonoma county after a short illness. He was 78.
    He was born in Gilroy. He served in the U.S. Navy during the latest part of world War II, and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
    He was in the Military Police. He graduated from Criminal Investigation Division school. Following the Korean War he was a sergeant for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department for 31 years.
    He married Kay Larson in March 1949 and they had two children. He lived in San Jose until 1918 and then moved to Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland, where he lived for the last 25 years.
    He enjoyed fishing and hunting until he moved to Pine Mountain Lake where he especially enjoyed nature. He also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a computer group, and enjoyed golfing and sending jokes to all his friends and family.
    Mr. Bettencourt is survived by his wife, Kay Bettencourt; a son, Denis Bettencourt,; a daughter, Marcia Collins; and grandchildren, Will, Megan, Alyssa, Julie and Chris.
    Services were held on Jan. 16. Burial is scheduled at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Big Oak Flat.
    At the family's request, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
    Fred Young and Co. Mortuary in Cloverdale is handling arrangements.
  5. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, RALPH WALTER BETTENCOURT, born 18 Nov 1927 at Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., California died 14 Jan 2006 at Sonoma, Sonoma Co., California.
    Known family: wife Kay (Larson) Bettencourt; son Denis Bettencourt; daughter Marcia Collins; grandchildren Will, Megan, Alyssa, Julia and Chris.
    Served in US Navy during World War II and later in tihei US Army during the Korean Cofnlict. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks. He was witih the Santa Clara Co. Sheriff's Dept for 31 years.
    Burial at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California, Plot 211-B. Find A Grave Memorial 57075307 added 14 Aug 2010 by Barbara Pargament.
  6. [S747] Allen J. ED.D Repashy, History Makers South of the River, 3rd Edition, Walter Bettencourt was born in Gilroy, California and died in Sonoma, California. He was the husband of Kay (Larson) Bettencourt, the father of Dennis Bettencourt and Marcia Collins.
    Walter served in the US Navy during World War II and later with the US Army during the Korean War. He was with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years.
    He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks.

Albert Pierce Clark

M, b. 25 September 1915, d. 9 January 2006
FatherWilliam Paul Clark1 b. 24 Oct 1879, d. 16 Apr 1950
MotherSusie Bond1 b. 22 Feb 1882, d. 9 Mar 1925
Last Edited26 Mar 2014
     Albert Pierce Clark was born on 25 September 1915 at Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. He was the son of William Paul Clark and Susie Bond.1 Albert Pierce Clark married Irene (Adderley) Clark, daughter of John William Adderley and Sara Rafaela, in March 1944 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.2,1 Albert Pierce Clark died on 9 January 2006 at Napa, Napa Co., California, at age 90.3

Family

Irene (Adderley) Clark b. 21 Jun 1921, d. 28 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. [S993] Rolene Kiesling, "Rolene Kiesling Research 6/2011."
  2. [S959] The Union Democrat, 23 Feb 1992, 20 May 2010.
  3. [S1817] Union Democrat, 23 Jan 2006, online, Albert Pierce Clark Sept. 25, 1915 - Jan. 9, 2006
    Former longtime Groveland resident Albert Pierce Clark died Jan. 9 at a Napa hospital. He was 90.
    He was born in Atlanta, and was one of six children of William and Susie Clark. He was raised in Atlanta and the surrounding area. He graduated from Boys High in 1932, George State University in 1938, and Woodrow Wilson School of Law in 1940. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Mu Delta and Phi Delta Kappa.
    After being admitted to the Georgia Bar, he entered the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1940 as a special agent. His first assignments were in Chicago and New York. during World War II, he was temporarily assigned to the Special Intelligence Service first in Buenos Aires, where he met his future wife, Irene, and then in Chili as vice-consol. In 1944, the FBI reassigned him to San Francisco.
    Within three months, Irene joined him and they were married in the chapel at Grace Cathedral. In his job, he traveled to Washington, D.C., and then to Detroit before returning to San Francisco and taking up residence in Marin County. While with the FBI, he supervised cases dealing with the draft, espionage, the Communist Party underground, domestic security and racial matters. Among other cases, he supervised the surveillance and capture of several Communist Party leaders at a cabin in Twain Harte in 1953, and the successful resolution of the Frank Sinatra Jr., kidnapping case in 1963.
    After retiring from the FBI in 1970, he obtained his teaching certificate and was instructor and program coordinator for the criminal justice program at College of Marin in Kentfield until he retired in 1975.
    He and his wife then built a home in Groveland and became active in the Groveland and Pine Mountain Lake communities. They were avid world travelers, visiting Europe, Egypt and Morocco, Central and South America, the Falkland Islands, New Zealand, turkey and russia. In 2003, they moved to Napa.
    He was a trustee of both Redwoods Presbyterian Church in Larkspur and the Groveland Evangelical Free Church. He was actively involved in building sanctuaries for First Methodist church in Detroit, Redwoods Presbyterian church and the Groveland Evangelical Free Church.
    He was active in the Pine Mountain Lake Association, and was instrumental in establishing and incorporating the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society, the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum and Zoo-phonics, a firm promoting reading skills.
    He was known as a dedicated law enforcement officer, a devout Christian, and advocate and humanitarian.
    Mr. Clark is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene; daughters, Patricia Daly, of San Francisco, Susan Allen, of Portland, Ore., and Cynthia Clark Everson, of Napa; grandchildren, Dr. Leana Bouffard, Chandra Allen, Lily and Ben Puleo; a great-grandson, John Allen Bouffard; and a brother, Edwin, of Tallahassee, Fla.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Al Clark Memorial Fund, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, 18990 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.RFSC.com.
    Richard Pierce funeral Service in Napa is handling arrangements.

Alan Naftel

M, b. 13 January 1961, d. 19 January 2006
MotherMrs. Anita Naftel d. 2001
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
     Alan Naftel was born on 13 January 1961 at Stockton, San Joaquin, California.1 He was the son of Mrs. Anita Naftel.2 Alan Naftel died on 19 January 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 45.1 He was buried on 1 February 2006 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin Co., California.3

Citations

  1. [S2091] Union Democrat, 31 Jan 2006, page 2A, Alan Naftel Jan. 13, 1961 - Jan 19, 2006
    Groveland resident Alan Naftel died Jan. 19 at his father's home after a long illness. He was 45. He was born in Stockton. He graduated from Linden High School and had lived in Stockton until age 18. He worked as a commercial fisherman for 14 years in Alaska. He moved back to Stockton and most recently had lived in Groveland. He was also a carpenter in residential construction.
    Mr. Naftel is survived by his father and stepmother, Arthur and Janice Naftel, of Coulterville; a daughter, Victoria Naftel, of Groveland; a son, Maxwell Naftel, of Groveland; a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Lita Naftel, of Stockton; a niece, Melissa Naftel, of Stockton; and a nephew, Andrew Naftel, of Stockton.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Naftel, in 2001; and a sister, Andrea Naftel, in 1986.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
    Heuton Memorial chapel in sonora is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2091] Union Democrat, 31 Jan 2006, page 2A, Alan Naftel Jan. 13, 1961 - Jan 19, 2006
    ... Mr. Naftel is survived by his father and stepmother, Arthur and Janice Naftel, of Coulterville; a daughter, Victoria Naftel, of Groveland; a son, Maxwell Naftel, of Groveland; a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Lita Naftel, of Stockton; a niece, Melissa Naftel, of Stockton; and a nephew, Andrew Naftel, of Stockton.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Naftel, in 2001; and a sister, Andrea Naftel, in 1986....
  3. [S2091] Union Democrat, 31 Jan 2006, page 2A, Alan Naftel Jan. 13, 1961 - Jan 19, 2006
    ... A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi. Heuton Memorial chapel in sonora is handling arrangements.

John Bruno Brasesco

M, b. 31 October 1940, d. 22 January 2006
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     John Bruno Brasesco was born on 31 October 1940 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.1,2 He died on 22 January 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 65.3

Citations

  1. [S1622] Union Democrat, 30 Jan 2006, 2A.
  2. [S285] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  3. [S1622] Union Democrat, 30 Jan 2006, 2A, John Bruno Brasesco Oct. 31, 1940 - Jan. 22, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident John Bruno Brasesco died Sunday at his home. He was 65.
    He was born in San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in August 1965.
    He took over the family landscape and building materials business, San Francisco Garden Mart, in South San Francisco. After retiring in 1991, he moved to Pine Mountain Lake. He was an avid singer and enjoyed singing karaoke.
    Mr. Brasesco is survived by his wife, Shirley Brasesco, of Pine Mountain Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, John David and Lesley Brasesco, of Hillsborough; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill Catherine and Norman Thomsen, of Burlingame; a stepson, Rick Graves, of Greenbrae, Marin County; a stepdaughter, Deborah Graves, of Groveland; an aunt, Barbara Thomsen, of Shingle Springs, El Dorado County; cousins, Tom Brasesco, of Oklahoma, and Jeannie Liddi, of Irvine; a nephew, Stephen Wilkes, of Napa; a niece, Diane Burns, of Suisun; and grandsons, Chip, Scott and Jack.
    A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Groveland Evangelical Free Church.
    Donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 or Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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    9 Feb 2006: Brasesco - A celebration of life for John Bruno Brasesco, 65, of Pine Mountain Lake, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Groveland Evangelical Free Church. He died Jan. 22 at his home.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Irene Gilbert

F, b. 1908, d. 1 February 2006
Last Edited7 Apr 2014
     Irene Gilbert was born in 1908.1 She died on 1 February 2006 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2028] Union Democrat, 01 Feb 2006, page 2-A, Notice - Gilbert - Irene Gilbert, 98, of Coulterville, died yesterday at a Coulterville care home. Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Samuel Watkins III

M, b. 20 July 1955, d. 6 February 2006
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Samuel Watkins III was born on 20 July 1955 at Hayward, Alameda Co., California.1 He died on 6 February 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 50.2

Citations

  1. [S2309] Union Democrat, 15 Feb 2006, Samuel Watkins III July 20, 1955 - Feb. 6, 2006
    Groveland resident Samuel Watkins III died Feb. 6 at a Sonora hospital of natural causes. He was 50. He was born in Hayward and had lived in Groveland for one year....
  2. [S2309] Union Democrat, 15 Feb 2006, Samuel Watkins III July 20, 1955 - Feb. 6, 2006
    Groveland resident Samuel Watkins III died Feb. 6 at a Sonora hospital of natural causes. He was 50. He was born in Hayward and had lived in Groveland for one year. He worked as a tow truck driver and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Virginia. He enjoyed cards, computers and playing pool.
    Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Susan Watkins, of Fremont; brothers, Larry Watkins, of Groveland, Mark Watkins, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Gary Watkins, of Jamaica, Va.; and a sister, Tammy Gaul, of Mechanicsville.
    No services are scheduled. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William J. "Bill" Shimer

M, b. 16 October 1911, d. 8 February 2006
Last Edited11 Apr 2014
     William J. "Bill" Shimer married Grace Irene Wearin.1 William J. "Bill" Shimer was born on 16 October 1911 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California. He died on 8 February 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 94.2

Family

Grace Irene Wearin b. 2 May 1922, d. 4 Sep 1988

Citations

  1. [S523] Unknown author, California Death Index @ rootsweb.com, GRACE IRENE SHIMER (Grace Irene Wearin), SSN 554-24-4498. Female born 2 May 1922 in California. Died 4 Sep 1988 in Stanislaus Co. Father's surname Wearin; mother's maiden name Chamberlain.
  2. [S1457] Union Democrat, 14 Feb 2006, Online Edition, William J. "Bill" Shimer Oct. 16, 1911 - Feb. 8, 2006
    Longtime Coulterville area resident William J. "Bill" Shimer died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 94.
    He was born in Coulterville. With the exception of living briefly in Hornitos, Mariposa County, and in San Francisco, he spent his entire life in the Coulterville area. After he attended school in Hornitos and Granite Springs, he worked in a couple of mines.
    He also worked for Morrison-Knudsen on Big Oak Flat Road and then, in 1934, he joined the Civilian conservation Corps at Wawona. After a year, he went to work for Yosemite National Park. In 1937, he became a forest fire truck driver for what then was the California Division of Forestry. He was appointed assistant ranger in the Mariposa unit in 1942 and was assigned to the Coulterville Ranger District until his retirement in 1969. He also was involved in his community and was a member of the Mariposa County School Board for more than 25 years. He was an active member in Northern Mariposa county History Center, Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni, Odd Fellow Lodge No. 104, Rebekah Lodge No. 173, DCF 25-year Club, and E. Clampus Vitus, Matuca chapter No. 1849.
    Mr. Shimer is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Annette Shimer, Mike Shimer and Kathy Shimer; grandchildren and their spouses, Richard and Donna Shimer, Shae and Jennifer Shimer, tina and Steven Ward, and Chris Shimer; great-grandchildren, Alison and Kristin Shimer, Shawn Taylor Shimer, Mackenzie Shimer, Cameren, Ryen and Kylie Ward; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Jo Wagner, Kay Wearin, Norman and Marlene Wearin, and Earl and Bobbie Wearin.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; a sister, Dora Bateman; and a grandson, Shawn Shimer.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at United Methodist Church, 10317 Highway 49 in Coulterville.
    In lieu of flowers and at the family's request, donations can be made to the CDF Museum, 3800 Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92405; Coulterville Fire Brigade, P.O. Box 135, coulterville, CA 95311; or three Links Camps, 21950 Highway 108, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346.
    Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.
    -------------------------------------
    Union Democrat, 22 Feb 2006 NOTICE: Shimer - A memorial service for William J. "Bill" Shimer, 94, of Coulterville, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, 10317 Highway 49 in Coulterville. He died Feb. 8 at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Garland Rodgers

M, b. 4 March 1931, d. 15 February 2006
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Garland Rodgers was born on 4 March 1931 at San Bruno, San Mateo, California. He died on 15 February 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 74.1 He was buried on 24 February 2006 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California.2

Citations

  1. [S2327] Union Democrat, 21 Feb 2006, Garland Rodgers March 4, 1931 - Feb 15, 2006
    Garland Rodgers died of natural causes Wednesday in his Groveland home. He was 74. Mr. Rodgers was born in San Bruno and lived in Groveland for 11 years. He worked for construction company Hensel Phelps for about 15 years. He was superintendent of construction for the Stevenot Bridge. Mr. Rodgers was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Homeowners Association. His hobbies were fishing, reading, telling stories and playing bridge. He adored his family and was fond of politics and history.
    Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife, Sharon Rodgers, of Groveland; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Candace Rodgers, of San Jose; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and David Culbertson, of Union City; brother and sister-in-law, Sherwood and Joyce Rodgers, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    There will be a service at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.
  2. [S2327] Union Democrat, 21 Feb 2006, Garland Rodgers March 4, 1931 - Feb 15, 2006
    ... There will be a service at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.

Marvin V. Olson

M, b. 12 November 1909, d. 26 February 2006
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Marvin V. Olson was born on 12 November 1909 at Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.1 He married Mrs. Velma Olson in 1987.2 Marvin V. Olson died on 26 February 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 96.3 He was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura Co., California.4

Family

Mrs. Velma Olson d. 1987

Citations

  1. [S2343] Union Democrat, 03 Mar 2006, Marvin V. Olson Nov. 12, 1909 - Feb. 26, 2006
    Sonora resident Marvin V. Olson died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. He was 96. He was born in Hartington, Neb. ...
  2. [S2343] Union Democrat, 03 Mar 2006, Marvin V. Olson Nov. 12, 1909 - Feb. 26, 2006
    ... He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Velma Olson, in 1987....
  3. [S2343] Union Democrat, 03 Mar 2006, Marvin V. Olson Nov. 12, 1909 - Feb. 26, 2006
    Sonora resident Marvin V. Olson died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. He was 96. He was born in Hartington, Neb. He graduated from Hartington High School and attended Yankton College, Yankton, S.D., where he earned a bachelor's degree. He also received a master's degree from University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was a school teach for more than 40 years. He was a teacher and coach in Giltner, Neb., superintendent of schools in Royal, Neb., teacher and coach in Peoria, Ariz., and a teacher and head of the business department in Ventura from 1938 until he retired in 1971. He also taught classes at Ventura college, operated a small drug store in Miners Oaks and a small avocado and lemon ranch in Camarillo.
    He later lived in Livermore, groveland and, most recently, Sonora.
    His hobbies included golf and tennis. He was a former member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ventura, Masonic Order, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and Retired Business and Professional Men's Club of Ventura. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church and Lions Cub in Groveland.
    Mr. Olson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Janet Olson, of Groveland; grandchildren, Katrina, Eric and Brian Olson; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Destinee and Emily; and nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Velma Olson, in 1987.
    A private graveside service and burial will be held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
    Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.
  4. [S2343] Union Democrat, 03 Mar 2006, Marvin V. Olson Nov. 12, 1909 - Feb. 26, 2006
    ... A private graveside service and burial will be held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura. Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

William "Bill" John Sinnott

M, b. 29 January 1922, d. 6 March 2006
FatherRichard J Sinnott1
MotherWinifred Agnes McGrath1
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     William "Bill" John Sinnott was born on 29 January 1922 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois.1 He was the son of Richard J Sinnott and Winifred Agnes McGrath.1 William "Bill" John Sinnott died on 6 March 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 84.2

Citations

  1. [S2320] Union Democrat, 15 Mar 2006, William "Bill" John Sinnott Jan. 29, 1922 - March 6, 2006
    Sonora resident William "Bill" John Sinnott died March 6 at a Sonora hospital of pneumonia. He was 84. He was born in Chicago and was the son of Chicago Police Sgt. Richard J. Sinnott and Mary Winifred Agnes (McGrath) Sinnott. ...
  2. [S2320] Union Democrat, 15 Mar 2006, William "Bill" John Sinnott Jan. 29, 1922 - March 6, 2006
    Sonora resident William "Bill" John Sinnott died March 6 at a Sonora hospital of pneumonia. He was 84. He was born in Chicago and was the son of Chicago Police Sgt. Richard J. Sinnott and Mary Winifred Agnes (McGrath) Sinnott. He attended public and Catholic schools and graduated from Mount Carmel High School on Chicago's south side in 1940. He worked for the railroad and attended DePaul University, where he met his future wife, Portia D. (Gallagher) Sinnott.
    He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve before his high school graduation, and entered active duty with the U.S. Army shortly after Pearl Harbor. He served with distinction in the 63rd Infantry Division, 7th Army in the United States, England, Northern Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Good Conduct Medal, a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars and a Silver Star.
    After World War II, he returned to Chicago, worked for the railroad and completed his degree at DePaul University. He graduated in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics and joined General Electric's Medical X-ray Division.
    Mr. Sinnott married Portia D. Gallagher in 1947 and moved to California in 1951. He was a sales engineer, and sold, installed and repaired X-ray machines for GE for 33 years, and advised doctors, dentists and technicians on X-ray protocols, procedures and practice management. He and his family lived in Oakland until 1956, Dublin until 1984 and Livermore until 1986 when he and his wife moved to Pine Mountain Lake. They moved to Sonora Hills in 2004.
    He was a history buff and an avid outdoorsman who hiked with friends dna family in and around Groveland and Yosemite until just a few years ago. He also enjoyed tutoring students at Tenaya Elementary School in Groveland. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church and, over the years, served on a number of committees and helped with a special projects.
    Mr. Sinnott is survived by his wife of 58 years, Portia D. Sinnott, of Sonora; a sister-in-law, Maria Severson, of Calistoga; daughters, Kathleen . Sinnott, of Santa Rosa, Portia M. Sinnott, of Sebastopol, Terry J. Merryman, of Smyrna, Tenn.; sons, Patrick J. Sinnott, of Concord, Mass., and W. Timothy Sinnott, of Danville; nine grandchildren, a great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; brothers; and his infant great-grandson.
    At his request, no services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tenaya Elementary School, 19177 State Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321 or Mt. Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., Chicago, Il 60637. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

Joni Vetter Bujer

F, b. 17 September 1938, d. 13 March 2006
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
     Joni Vetter Bujer was born on 17 September 1938 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.1 She died on 13 March 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 67; Is she connected to Otto Vetter? Neither obituary indicates a relationship.2

Citations

  1. [S1607] Union Democrat, 20 Mar 2006, 2A, Joni Vetter Bujer Sept. 17, 1938 - March 13, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident Joni Vetter Bujer died March 13 at her home. She was 67.
    She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and had lived at Pine Mountain Lake for 19 years. ...
  2. [S1607] Union Democrat, 20 Mar 2006, 2A, Joni Vetter Bujer Sept. 17, 1938 - March 13, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident Joni Vetter Bujer died March 13 at her home. She was 67.
    She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and had lived at Pine Mountain Lake for 19 years. She worked as a secretary for a funeral insurance company for 10 years.
    She was past captain of Pine Mountain Lake 934s Golf Ladies Group, and a member of the Pine Mountain Lake 18-hole Golf Group, Guardians, Pine Mountain Lake Residence Club and Mountain Lutheran Church.
    She enjoyed handicrafts, knitting, quilting, sewing, golfing and was always involved in activities.
    She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dennis Bujer, of Groveland; sons, Daniel Jacob Bujer, of Southern California, and Kenneth John Bujer, of florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and John Lucido, of Jamestown; grandchildren, Kenneth Duane, ryan and Tyler Bujer; and a sister, Toni David, of Salem, Ore.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Groveland Evangelical Free Church. A reception will follow at Pine Mountain Lake County Club.
    Donations can be made to Mountain Luthern Church, Building fund, P.O. Box 995, Groveland, CA 95321.
    Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Annabelle Christine (Morey) Gilkey1,2

F, b. 13 July 1916, d. 14 March 2006
Last Edited7 Apr 2014
     Annabelle Christine (Morey) Gilkey was born on 13 July 1916 at Rio Dell, Humboldt, California.3 She married Riley A Gilkey in 1933.4 Annabelle Christine (Morey) Gilkey died on 14 March 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 89.3

Family

Riley A Gilkey d. Aug 2001
Child

Citations

  1. Brothers Franklin and Elliot Morey predeceased.
  2. [S2029] Union Democrat, 20 Mar 2006, page 2-A, Annabelle "Ann" Christine Gilkey July 13, 1916 - March 14, 2006
    ... She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Youders, of Jamestown, Ada and Bruce Hill, of Jamestown, and Annabelle Tinkle, of Oklahoma; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sheila Gilkey, of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Treto, of Sonora.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley A. Gilkey, in August 2001; a daughter, Charlotte Hart; grandchildren including Carol Carpio and Jerry Hart; and brothers, Franklin and Elliot Morey.... Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  3. [S2029] Union Democrat, 20 Mar 2006, page 2-A, Annabelle "Ann" Christine Gilkey July 13, 1916 - March 14, 2006
    Former longtime Tuolumne County resident Annabelle "Ann" Christine Gilkey died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. She was 89. She was born in Rio Dell, Humboldt County, and had lived in Tuolumne county since age 10. She married Riley Gilkey in 1933 and they lived in Groveland from 1958 until 2001. She was a homemaker, and a waitress at several restaurants and worked at Steve's Place in Sonora. She was a longtime member of Rebekah Lodge and a former member of Eagles Lodges Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and traveling to Death Valley. She was a member of Death Valley 49ers.
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Youders, of Jamestown, Ada and Bruce Hill, of Jamestown, and Annabelle Tinkle, of Oklahoma; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sheila Gilkey, of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Treto, of Sonora.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, riley A. Gilkey, in August 2001; a daughter, Charlotte Hart; grandchildren including Carol Carpio and Jerry Hart; and brothers, Franklin and Elliot Morey.
    Cremation is planned and a memorial service may be held at a later date.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  4. [S2029] Union Democrat, 20 Mar 2006, page 2-A, Annabelle "Ann" Christine Gilkey July 13, 1916 - March 14, 2006
    ... She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Youders, of Jamestown, Ada and Bruce Hill, of Jamestown, and Annabelle Tinkle, of Oklahoma; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sheila Gilkey, of San Diego; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Treto, of Sonora.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, riley A. Gilkey, in August 2001; a daughter, Charlotte Hart; grandchildren including Carol Carpio and Jerry Hart; and brothers, Franklin and Elliot Morey.
    Cremation is planned and a memorial service may be held at a later date.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Charles Porter Moynihan

M, b. 17 January 1923, d. 20 March 2006
FatherJames Moynihan i1
MotherMrs. Rose Moynihan1
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Charles Porter Moynihan was born on 17 January 1923 at Dixon, Solano, California.2 He was the son of James Moynihan i and Mrs. Rose Moynihan.1 Charles Porter Moynihan died on 20 March 2006 at San City West, Maricopa Co., Arizona, at age 83.3 He was buried on 25 March 2006 at Veterans Administration Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona.4

Citations

  1. [S2095] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, page 2A, Charles Porter Moynihan Jan. 17, 1923 - March 20, 2006
    ... Mr. Moynihan is survived by his wife, Frances (Osborn) Moynihan, of sun City West; daughters and son-in-law, Judy Moynihan, of Bloomington, Minn., Diane and Dennis Lusin, of Billings, Mont., and Linda Weikel, of Canton, Ga; sisters, Lou Ann Hellmers, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Heather Lusin, and Sarah and Rebecca Weikel.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rose Moynihan; and a brother, James Moynihan....
  2. [S2095] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, page 2A, Charles Porter Moynihan Jan. 17, 1923 - March 20, 2006
    former Big Oak Flat resident Charles Porter Moynihan died Monday at a hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. He was 83. ...
  3. [S2095] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, page 2A, Charles Porter Moynihan Jan. 17, 1923 - March 20, 2006
    former Big Oak Flat resident Charles Porter Moynihan died Monday at a hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. He was 83. He was born in Dixon, Solano County. He lived in Big Oak Flat as a young child and graduated from Sonora High School and Modesto Junior College. He served in the U.W. Army No. 96 Division during World War II in the South Pacific. After the service, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
    He worked as a department manager and salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 30 years, and retired in 1979.
    He was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine and Sears Retirement Club. He helped organize and build five libraries on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. He also earned a Daughters of the American Revolution medal of honor. He later lived in Fremont until moving to Arizona in 2001.
    Mr. Moynihan is survived by his wife, Frances (Osborn) Moynihan, of sun City West; daughters and son-in-law, Judy Moynihan, of Bloomington, Minn., Diane and Dennis Lusin, of Billings, Mont., and Linda Weikel, of Canton, Ga; sisters, Lou Ann Hellmers, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Heather Lusin, and Sarah and Rebecca Weikel.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rose Moynihan; and a brother, James Moynihan.
    A service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Camino Del Sol funeral chapel in Sun City West. Private burial is scheduled for Monday at Veterans Administration Cemetery in Phoenix.
    Donations can be made payable to "Shriners Hospitals for Children" in care of Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fl 33607-1460. Include a note indicating the person's name, and include the name and address of the person who should received the acknowledgement. You can also visit the Web site www.shrinershq.org/hospitals/index.html.
  4. [S2095] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, page 2A, Charles Porter Moynihan Jan. 17, 1923 - March 20, 2006
    ... A service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Camino Del Sol funeral chapel in Sun City West. Private burial is scheduled for Monday at Veterans Administration Cemetery in Phoenix....

Virginia (Casey) Bright1

F, b. 16 January 1925, d. 20 March 2006
Last Edited6 Sep 2014
     Virginia (Casey) Bright was born on 16 January 1925 at Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.2 She married Loren G Bright on 14 July 1962 at Santa Clara Co., California.1 Virginia (Casey) Bright died on 20 March 2006 at Soulsbyville, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 81.3

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Loren G Bright b. 27 Sep 1924, d. 1 Jul 2013

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  1. [S562] California Marriages 1960-1985, online www. Ancestry.com, VIRGINIA G CASEY, age 37 and LOREN G BRIGHT, age 37, married 14 Jul 1962 in Santa Clara Co.
  2. [S1635] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, n/a, Virginia "Ginny" Grace Bright
    Jan. 16, 1925 - March 20, 2006
    Longtime Pine Mountain Lake resident Virginia "Ginny" Grace Bright died Monday at a Soulsbyville care home. She was 81.
    She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated from Grandview Heights High School. she later went to work for Varian Associates and Pacific Bell Telephone Company for five years. She married Loren Bright in 1962 and became a wife, mother and homemaker.
    She started playing golf with her father, later became an avid golfer and was active in many women's golf groups, usually serving as captain. She was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Women's Golf Club and Cambria Women's Golf Club.
    She had lived in Aptos and Saratoga before moving to Pine Mountain Lake in 1981.
    She was a longtime member of Navy Wives Club and enjoyed sewing, gourmet cooking and motorhome camping. She also loved animals.
    She is survived by her husband, Loren Bright, of Pine Mountain Lake; a son, Chris Bright, of Groveland; a daughter, Molly Bright, of concord; a granddaughter, Megan Bright McFalls, of Las Vegas; and a great-grandson, Calvin McFalls, of Las Vegas.
    Donations can be made to Groveland Adult Day Care, Tuolumne General Hospital Alzheimer's Resource Center, 101 Hospital Road, sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  3. [S1635] Union Democrat, 24 Mar 2006, n/a, Virginia "Ginny" Grace Bright Jan. 16, 1925 - March 20, 2006
    Longtime Pine Mountain Lake resident Virginia "Ginny" Grace Bright died Monday at a Soulsbyville care home. She was 81.
    She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated from Grandview Heights High School. She later went to work for Varian Associates and Pacific Bell Telephone Company for five years. She married Loren Bright in 1962 and became a wife, mother and homemaker.
    She started playing golf with her father, later became an avid golfer and was active in many women's golf groups, usually serving as captain. She was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Women's Golf Club and Cambria Women's Golf Club.
    She had lived in Aptos and Saratoga before moving to Pine Mountain Lake in 1981.
    She was a longtime member of Navy Wives Club and enjoyed sewing, gourmet cooking and motorhome camping. She also loved animals.
    She is survived by her husband, Loren Bright, of Pine Mountain Lake; a son, Chris Bright, of Groveland; a daughter, Molly Bright, of Concord; a granddaughter, Megan Bright McFalls, of Las Vegas; and a great-grandson, Calvin McFalls, of Las Vegas.
    Donations can be made to Groveland Adult Day Care, Tuolumne General Hospital Alzheimer's Resource Center, 101 Hospital Road, sonora, CA 95370.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.