Richard Dowler Jr

M, b. 21 October 1954, d. 22 March 2006
FatherRichard Morris Dowler Sr.1 b. 3 Sep 1925, d. 6 May 2009
MotherMrs Elizabeth Dowler1 d. 2004
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     Richard Dowler Jr was born on 21 October 1954 at Whittier, Los Angeles, California.2 He was the son of Richard Morris Dowler Sr. and Mrs Elizabeth Dowler.1 Richard Dowler Jr died on 22 March 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 51.2

Citations

  1. [S1950] Union Democrat, 11 May 2009, online, Richard Morris Dowler Sr. Sept. 3, 1925 - May 6, 2009
    Richard Morris Dowler Sr. died May 6 at his Chinese Camp home. He was 83.
    Mr. Dowler was born in Los Angeles. He was a truck driver for American Forest Co. for 30 years, and lived in Chinese Camp for 29 years.
    A small airplane pilot, he built his own airplane. He was also an avid horseman, his family said, and was a volunteer firefighter.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Dowler, in 2004, and a son, Richard M. Dowler Jr., in 2006.
    He is survived by four daughters, Valerie Dowler, of Chinese Camp, Lisa Watson, of Concord, Laura Porpoise, of Jamestown, and Kathleen Bookman, Ohio; one son, Randy Wright, of Diamond Bar in Orange County; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Chuck Dowler, of Camarillo; and a siter, Eleanor Harding, of Washington state.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chinese Camp Cemetery.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S1948] Union Democrat, 03 Apr 2006, 2A, Richard Dowler Jr.
    Oct. 21, 1954 - March 22, 2006
    Chinese Camp resident Richard Dowler Jr., died unexpectedly March 22 at a Sonora hospital. He was 51.
    He was born in Whittier, Los Angeles County, and had lived in Chinese Camp for eight years.
    He worked as a commercial truck driver and in construction, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1974 to 1977.
    He enjoyed Gold Rush days history and looking for old bottles.
    Mr. Dowler is survived by his father, Richard Dowler Sr., of Chinese Camp; brothers, Randy Wright, of diamond Bar, Los Angeles County, Mark Kubin, of Bakersfield, and Ken Kubin, of Tehachapi, Kern County; sisters, Valerie Dowler, of Chinese Camp, Terri Baggett, of Modesto, Lisa Watson, of Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, Laura Porovich, of Chinese Camp, and Kathryn Corcoran, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and 17 nieces and nephews.
    Private services were held.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Kenneth S. Blau II

M, b. 16 February 1944, d. 30 March 2006
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     Kenneth S. Blau II was born on 16 February 1944 at Louisiana.1 He died on 30 March 2006 at Salinas, Monterey, California, at age 62.1

Citations

  1. [S1610] Union Democrat, 3 May 2006, online, Kenneth S. Blau II Feb. 16, 1944 - March 30, 2006
    Former longtime Moccasin resident Kenneth S. Blau II died March 30 at a Salina hospital. He was 62.
    He was born in Louisiana....

Jack Rogers Hopkins

M, b. 1921, d. 30 March 2006
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Jack Rogers Hopkins was born in 1921.1 He died on 30 March 2006 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S602] Highway Herald, Apr 2006, unk, Jack Rogers Hopkins 1921 - March 30, 2006
    Jack's mother was Daisy Loretta Johnson Hopkins, daughter of Ida Converse Johnson. Ida, Jack's grandmother, was a daughter of John Converse, original owner of the Converse acreage in the Coulterville area.
    Jack was 85 years old at the time of his passing. Because of his U.S. Naval Service during WW II, Jack was buried at Fort Rosecrans, National Cemetery at Point Loma, California. Jack received his BA degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his MFA degree from Claremont Graduate School. He taught in the Art Dept. at Bakersfield Jr. College for eleven years and as Professor of Art at San Diego State University for twenty-nine years. He had achieved national and international recognition in painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and furniture design. One of his chairs was exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and is now in its permanent collection.
    Jack is survived by his wife, Esther; his daughter, Ann Begley, and his son, David Roger Hopkins; also, four grandchildren; Aaron Wise, Ryan Hopkins, Kaylyn Hopkins, Jason Hopkins.
    [Source - Coulterville, V6 I2 page 3]

Walter Bernard Higgins Jr

M, b. 1 April 1920, d. 14 April 2006
Bur-RevL
Last Edited12 Jun 2015
     Walter Bernard Higgins Jr was born on 1 April 1920 at Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.1 He married Mrs. Othilia Higgins; marriage date estimated.2 Walter Bernard Higgins Jr died on 14 April 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 86.1 He was buried at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery #94-C, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.2
     He served in the US Air Force.1

Family

Mrs. Othilia Higgins b. 24 Sep 1910, d. 9 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. [S2061] Union Democrat, 27 Arp 2006, Walter Bernard Higgins Jr. April 1, 1920 - April 14, 2006
    Groveland resident Walter Bernard Higgins Jr. died April 14 at a Sonora hospital. He was 86.
    He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and had lived in Groveland for 18 years. He worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for 24 years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
    He enjoyed the mountains, animals, traveling and reading, and was a Sierra Club member.
    Mr. Higgins is survived by his daughter, Pat Higgins, of Mariposa; a sister, Betty Keuffel, of Salt Lake City; and a granddaughter, Shannon Dougherty, of Scotland.
    Services have been held. Donations can be made to a favorite charity. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S747] Allen J. ED.D Repashy, History Makers South of the River, 3rd Edition, GR 94C      WALTER BERNARD HIGGINS Jr., 1920 to 2006
    Walter Higgins was the husband of Othilia Higgins, with whom he shares a grave. He was born on 1 April 1920 in Stubenville, Ohio, and died ono 14 April 2006 in Sonora. He had one daughter, Pat Higgins of Mariposa, California.

Robert L. Ridgley

M, b. 20 September 1932, d. 20 April 2006
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Robert L. Ridgley was born on 20 September 1932 at Ogden, Weber, Utah.1 He died on 20 April 2006 at Modesto, Stanislaus, California, at age 73.2

Citations

  1. [S2330] Union Democrat, 26 apr 2006, Robert L. Ridgley Sept. 20, 1932 - April 20, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident Robert L. Ridgley died Thursday at a Modesto hospital. He was 73. He was born in Ogden, Utah, and had lived in Pine Mountain Lake for two years. ...
  2. [S2330] Union Democrat, 26 apr 2006, Robert L. Ridgley Sept. 20, 1932 - April 20, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident Robert L. Ridgley died Thursday at a Modesto hospital. He was 73. He was born in Ogden, Utah, and had lived in Pine Mountain Lake for two years. He was a retired sales representative. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1958 and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 300 in Groveland. He enjoyed RV traveling, sailing and fishing.
    Mr. Ridgley is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeanne, of Pine Mountain Lake; sons, Steven Ridgley, of Citrus Heights, and Douglas Ridgley, of the Philippines; daughters, Diane Snieder, of West Valley City, Utah, and Luanne Ridgley, of Oakland; and grandchildren, Kimberly, Shawn, Robbie and Mike.
    A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Donations can be made to Sierra Foothill Senior Management, in care of Meals on Wheels, 540 Greenley Road, sonora, CA 95370.
    The Neptune Society in Stockton is handling arrangements.

James J. Kendrick

M, b. 7 September 1922, d. 25 April 2006
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     James J. Kendrick was born on 7 September 1922 at West Virginia.1 He died on 25 April 2006 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 83.2 He was buried at Dudley Cemetery, Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California.3

Citations

  1. [S2291] Union Democrat, 28 aprp 2006, James J. Kendrick Sept. 7, 1922 - April 25, 2006.
  2. [S2291] Union Democrat, 28 aprp 2006, James J. Kendrick Sept. 7, 1922 - April 25, 2006
    Longtime Greeley Hill resident James J. Kendrick died Tuesday at his home. He was 83. He was born in West Virginia and was the last of eight children. He had lived in Greeley Hill since 1970. He worked as an electronics technician for 21 years. He was also a volunteer fireman for 15 years and with the Greeley Hill Fire Department.
    He was active in the Mariposa County Planning commission and was a member of the Grand Jury and the American Clock collectors Association. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, fishing, camping, walking, gardening and square dancing.
    Mr. Kendrick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Kendrick, of Greeley Hill; and numerous friends.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Greeley Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 10241 Holtzel Road, Coulterville, CA 95311 or Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  3. [S2291] Union Democrat, 28 aprp 2006, James J. Kendrick Sept. 7, 1922 - April 25, 2006
    ... Mr. Kendrick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Kendrick, of Greeley Hill; and numerous friends. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill. ...

Sherry Raleigh

F, b. 13 February 1942, d. 28 April 2006
Last Edited19 Apr 2014
     Sherry Raleigh was born on 13 February 1942 at Missouri.1 She died on 28 April 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 64.2

Citations

  1. [S2336] Union Democrat, 05 May 2006, Sherry Raleigh Feb. 13, 1942 - April 28, 2006
    Groveland resident Sherry Raleigh died April 28 at her home. She was 64. She was born in Missouri and had lived in Groveland for five years. ...
  2. [S2336] Union Democrat, 05 May 2006, Sherry Raleigh Feb. 13, 1942 - April 28, 2006
    Groveland resident Sherry Raleigh died April 28 at her home. She was 64. She was born in Missouri and had lived in Groveland for five years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling.
    She is survived by her partner, Ernest Cazel, of Groveland.
    Services will be announced at a later date. Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Joseph "Joe" John Bohdan1

M, b. 17 June 1941, d. 28 April 2006
Last Edited1 Jul 2017
     Joseph "Joe" John Bohdan was born on 17 June 1941 at St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota.1 He died on 28 April 2006 at Sponseller Ranch, Alturas, Modoc Co., California, at age 64.1

Citations

  1. [S1000] Union Democrat, 03 May 2006, Online Edition, Joseph "Joe" John Bohdan
    June 17, 1941 - April 28, 2006
    Former chinese Camp resident Joseph "Joe" John Bohdan died Friday at the Sponseller Ranch in Alturas. He was 64.
    He was born in St. Paul, Minn. He attended high school in Stillwater, Minn., and then enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, and later at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center near Sonora Pass.
    After completion of active duty, he settled in Santa Barbara for several years, and then moved to Tuolumne county. He lived in the county for about 10 years, most of them in Chinese Camp. He spent about eight years in Taylorsville, Plumas County, and the last 14 years of his life in the Alturas area in far Northern California.
    He had a lot of construction experience and enjoyed calf branding, packing, hunting, cutting firewood and spending time with his daughter, Dylan.
    He was also the former manager of Double C Ranch, a member of the Sierra Pony Express Riders, and a former member of the Tuolumne county Sheriff's Posse.
    He traveled extensively in the Western United States, and had friends in numerous places.
    Mr. Bohdan is survived by his daughters, Dottie Bohdan of Santa Barbara and Dylan Bohdan-Sponseller of Alturas; Dylan's mother, Dyan Sponseller of Alturas; a brother, James Bohdan, of St. Paul; sisters, Elizabeth Bohdan, of St. Paul, Doris Urbanski, of Chaska, Minn., and Judy Hirdleer, of Becker, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews including a niece, Denise (Bohdan) Henderson, of Groveland, and nephews, Sean and Kevin Bohdan, of St. Paul.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Bohdan Sr. and Doris Bohdan.
    A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 13, at Reaping for the Lord Church in Alturas.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Reaping for the Lord Ministry. P.O. Box 985, Alturas, CA 96101.
    Kerr Mortuary in Alturas is handling arrangements.

Pauline Mae (Zucchella) Gookin1

F, b. 2 February 1924, d. 8 May 2006
Last Edited25 Jan 2018
     Pauline Mae (Zucchella) Gookin married Harry Albert Gookin, son of Albert Millard Gookin and Rose (Segale) Gookin; Since they were both long-time county residents by the time they were married, it is likely that Pauline and Harry were married in Tuolumne County.1 Pauline Mae (Zucchella) Gookin was born on 2 February 1924 at Alleghany, Sierra, California.1 She died on 8 May 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 82.1

Family

Harry Albert Gookin b. 16 Jun 1920, d. 20 Nov 1999

Citations

  1. [S2030] Union Democrat, 10 May 2006, page 2-A, Pauline Mae Gookin Feb. 2, 1924 - May 8, 2006
    Longtime Tuolumne County resident Pauline Mae Gookin died Monday at a Sonora hospital. She was 82.
    She was born in the small mining town of Alleghany, Sierra county, and had lived in Tuolumne County since she was 2. She was the youngest of eight children born in Domnick and Elizabeth Zucchella.
    She later married Harry Gookin and together they operated the Gookin Heart Valley Ranch. The Heart V brand is the oldest registered brand in California.
    She worked the ranch and enjoyed feeding the cattle until earlier this year. She also enjoyed growing flowers, vegetable gardening and reading the Bible.
    She is survived by her brother, Clarence Zucchella, of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews including caregiver, Dolores Hodges, of Twain Harte, and Ronnie Zucchella and Gayle Carlson, both of Sacramento.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Albert Gookin, in 1999.
    A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. Burial is scheduled at Mountain Shadow Cemetery. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elbert Junior Stepp

M, b. 17 June 1925, d. 11 May 2006
FatherRobert Lee Stepp1,2 b. c 1900, d. 1934
MotherMartha Jan (Rambo) Stepp1 b. c 1904, d. b 2006
Bur-RevD
Last Edited13 Mar 2017
     Elbert Junior Stepp was born on 17 June 1925 at Haynes, Lee Co., Arkansas.3 He was the son of Robert Lee Stepp and Martha Jan (Rambo) Stepp.1,2 Elbert Junior Stepp married Frena (Thomas) Stepp in 1946 at ARK; Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957

Name:     Elbert Stepp
Gender:     Male
Age:     21
Birth Year:     abt 1925
Residence:     Forrest City, St Francis, Arkansas
Spouse's Name:     Frena Thomas
Spouse's Gender:     Female
Spouse's Age:     19
Spouse's Residence:     Forrest City, Saint Francis, Arkansas
Marriage Date:     2 Aug 1946
Marriage License Date:     25 Jul 1946
Marriage County:     St Francis
Event Type:     Marriage
FHL Film Number:     2404067.4 Elbert Junior Stepp died on 11 May 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 80.5 He was buried on 20 May 2006 at Divide Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.6
     Elbert Junior Stepp also went by the name of Doc Stepp.7 Elbert Junior Stepp also went by the name of Al Stepp.7 He served in the US Navy between 1943 and 1954.8

Family

Frena (Thomas) Stepp b. c 1927, d. 2013
Child

Citations

  1. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Stepp and Martha Jan (Rambo) Stepp; a brother, Otis; and a sister, Christine Ledbetter.
  2. [S2163] Unknown record type, NARA, Wahington DC.
  3. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, Elbert Junior Stepp June 17, 1925 - May 11, 2006
    Big Oak Flat resident Elbert Junior Stepp died May 11 at a Sonora hospital. He was 80. He was born in Haynes, Ark. He was known as "Al" by his friends and "Doc" by his brothers. ...
  4. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, Elbert Junior Stepp June 17, 1925 - May 11, 2006
    ... He met Frena Thomas at a restaurant where she worked as a waitress. They were married in 1946 and moved with their four small children to California in 1951 and lived in a small home in Lancaster, Los Angeles County.... He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996.... Mr. Stepp is survived by his wife, Frena Stepp; sons, Newman Stepp, of Lancaster, and Dalton Stepp, of Coarsegold; daughters, Barbara Macdonald, of Big Oak Flat, and Carolyn Vocelka, of Greeley Hill; brothers, James, of Batesville, Ark., and Edward, of Visalia; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  5. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, Elbert Junior Stepp June 17, 1925 - May 11, 2006
    Big Oak Flat resident Elbert Junior Stepp died May 11 at a Sonora hospital. He was 80. He was born in Haynes, Ark. He was known as "Al" by his friends and "Doc" by his brothers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He met Frena Thomas at a restaurant where she worked as a waitress. They were married in 1946 and moved with their four small children to California in 1951 and lived in a small home in Lancaster, Los Angeles County.
    He worked for Southern California Edison Company as a lineman and his wife took in ironing and did babysitting to bring in extra money while staying home with the children. While growing up, he had never completed elementary school in order to help provide an income for the family. So, in his late 20s he earned a high school diploma. He then attended Electrical Contractors School in Los Angeles, received his license and opened Stepp Electric company. In 1980, he built a 3,500 square-foot home in Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland. He was also a sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.
    He suffered from Rheumatoid arthritis that progressed and limited his mobility. He also suffered from other health problems and, in his final three years of life, he also suffered from congestive heart failure.
    He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. He had most recently lived in Big Oak Flat.
    Mr. Stepp is survived by his wife, Frena Stepp; sons, Newman Stepp, of Lancaster, and Dalton Stepp, of Coarsegold; daughters, Barbara Macdonald, of Big Oak Flat, and Carolyn Vocelka, of Greeley Hill; brothers, James, of Batesville, Ark., and Edward, of Visalia; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Stepp and Martha Jan (Rambo) Stepp; a brother, Otis; and a sister, Christine Ledbetter.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. A reception will immediately follow at his home in Big Oak Flat. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  6. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, Elbert Junior Stepp June 17, 1925 - May 11, 2006
    ... A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. A reception will immediately follow at his home in Big Oak Flat. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  7. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, He was known as "Al" by his friends and "Doc" by his brothers.
  8. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. His service dates are estimated.
  9. [S2317] Union Democrat, 18 May 2006, ... Mr. Stepp is survived by his wife, Frena Stepp; sons, Newman Stepp, of Lancaster, and Dalton Stepp, of Coarsegold; daughters, Barbara Macdonald, of Big Oak Flat, and Carolyn Vocelka, of Greeley Hill; brothers, James, of Batesville, Ark., and Edward, of Visalia; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Shirley L. Taylor

F, b. 22 October 1915, d. 29 May 2006
Last Edited19 Sep 2011
     Shirley L. Taylor was born on 22 October 1915 at Angels Camp, Calavaras, California. She died on 29 May 2006 at California at age 90.

John Brooks

M, b. 1 January 1925, d. 8 June 2006
Last Edited17 Dec 2012
     John Brooks was born on 1 January 1925 at Green Valley, Solano, California.1 He died on 8 June 2006 at Coulterville, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 81.1

Citations

  1. [S1637] Union Democrat, 20 June 2006, n/a, John Brooks
    Jan. 1, 1925 - June 8, 2006
    Longtime Coulterville resident John brooks died June 8 at his home. He was 81.
    He was born in Green Valley and had lived in Coulterville for 25 years. He worked as a logger and enjoyed hunting and gold mining.
    Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife, Donnis Brooks, of Oklahoma; a son, John R. Brooks, of Greeley Hill; brothers, Charlie Brooks, of Coulterville, and William Brooks, of Merced; and a sister, Eleaner Estes.
    No services are scheduled.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Alice Joy Bradberry Jenkins

F, b. 20 March 1926, d. 1 June 2006
FatherLuther Bradberry1
MotherMrs. Dora Bradberry1
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     Alice Joy Bradberry Jenkins was born on 20 March 1926 at Oneonta, Blount, Alabama; Alice was the 9th of 11 daughters.2 She was the daughter of Luther Bradberry and Mrs. Dora Bradberry.1 Alice Joy Bradberry Jenkins died on 1 June 2006 at Coarsegold, Madera Co., California, at age 80.3
     Alice Joy Bradberry Jenkins was also known as Alice (Bradberry) Jenkins.1

Citations

  1. [S2081] Coulterville Banerita, June 2006, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 4, Violet "GayNell" Moles May 25, 1922 - June 10, 2006
    ... She was preceded in death by her first husband Clint "Buss Mentzer in 1946 and her second husband Burl Moles in 2003, stepsons Burl Jr. and Steven Moles, parents Dora and Luther Bradberry, and sisters Comilla Young, Mary Hamilton, Lavonna Greeley, Imogene Trosper-Rooney and Alice Jenkins....
  2. [S2281] Coulterville Banderita, 01 June 2006, V6I2, Page 3, Alice Joy Jenkins March 20, 1926 - June 1, 2006.
  3. [S2281] Coulterville Banderita, 01 June 2006, V6I2, Page 3, Alice Joy Jenkins March 20, 1926 - June 1, 2006
    Former Sonora resident Alice Joy Jenkins died at her nephew's home in Coarsegold, Madera County. She was 80.
    She was born in Oneonta, Alabama. She was the ninth of 11 girls born to Dora and Luther Bradberry. She attended grammar school at the original schoolhouse in Greeley Hill. When she was younger, she cared for her two younger sisters while her mother worked at a factory in Riverbank. She married Jack Jenkins in 1944 and moved to Bull Creek where she lived for 20 years where they raised their son. She was avid canner and baker who enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She had lived in Coulterville for five years, and then moved to Sonora. She had most recently lived in Coarsegold for the past year and a half. Family and friends knew her as "Aunt Alice."
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Danielle Jenkins, grand-children, Thomas Jenkins, Nicole West and Betty Colton; sisters and brother-in-law Ruby and Babe Bucci, Christine Cavalieri, GayNell Moles and Louise Deffenbaugh; nieces and nephews, Clinton Mentzer and his wife Carla, Chris Thurston and her husband Bob, Elaine Kunz, and Tony, Joe and Debbi Bucci, Georgette Fletcher, Helen Brown, Darlene Johnson, Edwina Benedix, Theresa Cavalieri, Virginia Deutsch, David Jody, Lisa and Rhonda Trosper, Janet Greeley-Peterson, a brother-in-law, Der Greeley, grand nieces and nephews, Casey Townsend and her husband Brian, Rod Diehl, Diane Sherri and Karen Mentzer; and a great-great-niece and nephew Kaylie Townsend and Tanner Diehl.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Dora and Luther Bradberry; sisters, Comilla Young, Mary Hamilton, Lavonna Greeley, Imogene Trosper-Rooney; her husband, Jack Jenkins, and a granddaughter Jackie Jenkins.
    Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, PO Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370
    Coulterville Banderita V6I2, Page 3.

Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles1

F, b. 25 May 1922, d. 10 June 2006
FatherLuther Bradberry2
MotherMrs. Dora Bradberry2
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
     Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles was born on 25 May 1922 at Oneonta, Blount, Alabama.3 She was the daughter of Luther Bradberry and Mrs. Dora Bradberry.2 Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles married Clint "Buss" Mentzer in 1940.1 Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles married Burl Milton Moles in 1970.1 Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles died on 10 June 2006 at Coarsegold, Madera Co., California, at age 84.3
     As of 1940,her married name was Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer.1

Family

Clint "Buss" Mentzer d. 1946
Child

Citations

  1. [S2081] Coulterville Banerita, June 2006, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 4, Violet "GayNell" Moles May 25, 1922 - June 10, 2006
    ... She married Buss Mentzer in 1940 and raised their son in Coulterville. After her first husband died, she and her son stayed in their Coulterville home. She married Burl Moles in 1970. After his death she moved to Coarsegold to live with her son and daughter-in-law....
  2. [S2081] Coulterville Banerita, June 2006, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 4, Violet "GayNell" Moles May 25, 1922 - June 10, 2006
    GayNell Moles died at her son's home in Coarsegold, Madera County. She was 84. She was born in Oneonta, Ala., one of Dora and Luther Bradberry's 11 daughters. In 1931, her large family left Alabama in a Model T school bus and two years later they arrived in Sonora. They all lived together in the old Pachinni building on Sonora's Stewart Street until 1934. They then moved to Greeley Hill, where her father built the family a two-room home. She studied in the original one-room schoolhouse at Greeley Hill and later attended Mariposa High School. She worked as an assistant postmaster for Coulterville until 1959 when she was promoted to postmaster, a position she held for many years and later retired from. She was an active member of Coulterville School Parent Club and was a Grand Noble of the Mystery Rebecca Lodge. ...
  3. [S2081] Coulterville Banerita, June 2006, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 4, Violet "GayNell" Moles May 25, 1922 - June 10, 2006
    GayNell Moles died at her son's home in Coarsegold, Madera County. She was 84. She was born in Oneonta, Ala., one of Dora and Luther Bradberry's 11 daughters. In 1931, her large family left Alabama in a Model T school bus and two years later they arrived in Sonora. They all lived together in the old Pachinni building on Sonora's Stewart Street until 1934. They then moved to Greeley Hill, where her father built the family a two-room home. She studied in the original one-room schoolhouse at Greeley Hill and later attended Mariposa High School. She worked as an assistant postmaster for Coulterville until 1959 when she was promoted to postmaster, a position she held for many years and later retired from. She was an active member of Coulterville School Parent Club and was a Grand Noble of the Mystery Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed fishing, camping and crocheting, through her first priority was spending time with her family. She married Buss Mentzer in 1940 and raised their son in Coulterville. After her first husband died, she and her son stayed in their Coulterville home. She married Burl Moles in 1970. After his death she moved to Coarsegold to live with her son and daughter-in-law.
    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Carla Mentzer; grandchildren and their spouses, Cherri and Dan Dinneen, Diane and Brad Christian, Daren Mentzer; great-grandchildren, Heather and Jake Dinneen, Jordan and Logan Christian, sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby and Babe Bucci, Christine Cavalieri, Der Greeley, Louise Deffenbaugh, and numerous other relatives, Tony, Kelsey, Kara, Nich and Kennedy Bucci, Amanda Tucker and her husband Keith, Madison Tucker, Elaine and Brenda Kunz, Linda Caruthers and her husband Perry, Eleda Carlson and her husband Don, Loretta Weatherill, Gwen Taylor and her husband Jim, Theresa and Samantha Cavalieri, Rod and Tanner Dielh, Casy Townsend and her husband Brian, Kaylie Townsend, Chris Thurston and her husband Bob, Darlene John, Edwina Benedix, Virginia Deutsch, Bob Jenkins and his wife Danielle, Tommy Jenkins, Janet Greeley-Peterson, David Jody, Lisa and Rhonda Trosper, Nikki West, Betty Colton, Helen Brown and Georgetta Fletcher and her husband Don.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband Clint "Buss Mentzer in 1946 and her second husband Burl Moles in 2003, stepsons Burl Jr. and Steven Moles, parents Dora and Luther Bradberry, and sisters Comilla Young, Mary Hamilton, Lavonna Greeley, Imogene Trosper-Rooney and Alice Jenkins.
    Donations can be made to the Heather Dinneen Fund, in care of El Dorado Savings Bank, P.O. Box 877, Twain Harte, CA 95383.
    Coulterville Banerita
    V6 I2 P4.
  4. [S2082] Union Democrat, 13 Sep 2006, page 2A, Clint Mentzer Sept 2, 1941 - Sept 8, 2006
    Former Coulterville resident Clint Mentzer died Friday at his home in Coarsegold. He was 65.
    He was born in Coulterville to "Buzz" and GayNell Mentzer. He was a graduate of Mariposa County High School and began his 26-year career with the California Department of Forestry as a seasonal firefighter at Coulterville. He worked his way up to battalion chief in the Coarsegold District, where he retired after a heart attack in 1986....

William Vernon Morrison

M, b. 14 May 1927, d. 11 June 2006
Last Edited30 Jul 2011
     William Vernon Morrison was born on 14 May 1927 at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.1 He died on 11 June 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 79.1

Citations

  1. [S1379] Union Democrat, 03 Jul 2006, Online Edition, William Vernon Morrison May 14, 1927 - Jun 11, 2006
    Longtime Coulterville resident William Vernon Morrison died June 11 at a Sonora care home. He was 79.
    He was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and had lived in Coulterville for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Guam and Saipan.
    He worked as a bartender and enjoyed hanging out with friends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Coulterville.
    Mr. Morrison is survived by his son, Bill Morrison, of Oroville; and grandchildren, Billy Morrison, of Hemet, Riverside County, and Emily Morrison, of Oroville, Butte County.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Coulterville Cemetery.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William P. Dagan

M, b. 6 May 1931, d. 13 June 2006
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     William P. Dagan was born on 6 May 1931 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.1 He died on 13 June 2006 at Groveland, Tuolumne, California, at age 75.1

Citations

  1. [S1953] Union Democrat, 28 June 2006, 2A, William P. Dagan May 6, 1931 - June 13, 2006
    Pine Mountain Lake resident William P. Dugan died June 13 at his home after battling diabetes for 34 years. He was 75.
    He was born in Boston of William Dagan and Marie Herbert Dugan's eight children was the oldest son. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woodbury College and East Los Angeles College. He worked as a chemist and engineer for the Pomona Division of General Dynamics for 25 years before retiring in 1986.
    He was named one of the firm's top inventors and had 31 patents to his credit.
    He also published technical articles on chemical manufacturing processes. He produced the formula for the first custom-made fiber optics used to transmit infrared frequencies in General Dynamics missile seekers.
    He played football in his youth and remained fond of games throughout his life. He was an avid swimmer and enjoyed chess, horseshoes, pool, handball and racquetball. When his family was growing up, he coached Little League and Pop Warner football. Later, he enjoyed hiking, traveling and camping, and was an avid reader of autobiographies and technical material. During the 1980s and early '90s, he was a square dance caller for various clubs.
    As a young adult, he married Ruth Hall Dugan and they had four children. Their marriage ended in divorce.
    In 1992 he and his present wife moved from Glendora to Pine Mountain Lake, where he was a member of the Pine Mountain Lake Men's 9-Hole Golfers and played horseshoes with a PML group. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Big Oak Flat.
    Mr. Dugan is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jeanne S. Dugan; sisters, Barbara Depauw, of Somerville, Mass., and Andrea Varney, of Greenfield, Ohio; brothers, Terry, of Redding, Mass., Joseph, of Safford, Ariz., Daniel, of Melrose, Mass., and Michael, of Revere, Mass.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sara, Steven and Viki, and Daniel and Lana, all of southern California; a daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Dean Murillo, of Southern California; stepsons, Greg, Paul and Dave Jokkel; stepdaughters, Nancy Maurer and Susan Luster; grandchildren, Danny, Bill and Maureen Dugan, Stephanie Downey, and Steven and Jessica Murillo; and stepgrandchildren, Paul, Jake, Kyle, Evan, Ray, Valori and Victoria Jokkel, Bryce and Michael Luster, and Liz and Stephanie Maurer.
    He was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa; and his parents.
    A memorial service was given by the Rev. Kraft of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Sonora on June 20 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Burial immediately followed.
    At the family's request, donations can be made to American diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.
    Mail all checks payable to American diabetes Association and provide the organization with name of person donation is in honor or memory of; name and address of person who the organization should notify of your gift; and name and address of donor and who should be listed on the card.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John R. Weir

M, b. 8 July 1919, d. 23 June 2006
FatherJoseph R Weir1
MotherMrs. Bertha L Weir1
Bur-RevC
Last Edited18 Apr 2014
     John R. Weir was born on 8 July 1919 at Tenafly, Bergen Co., New Jersey.2 He was the son of Joseph R Weir and Mrs. Bertha L Weir.1 John R. Weir died on 23 June 2006 at Merced, Merced, California, at age 86.2 He was buried at Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California.3
     John R. Weir also went by the name of Jack Weir.4

Citations

  1. [S2308] Highway Herald, June 2006, John R. "Jack" Weir July 8, 1919 - June 23, 2006
    ... He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Bertha L. Weir; and baby daughter, Carolyn Louise Weir. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances S. Weir; sister, Francie Ammerman and her husband Jerry Ammerman of Sunnyvale; son, Les Weir and wife Ivey Weir of Coulterville; grandchildren, Eric A. Weir of Merced, Leslie Ann Weir of Merced, Chuck Weir of Turlock, and Kandi Wier of Tempe, Arizona; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews....
  2. [S2308] Highway Herald, June 2006, John R. "Jack" Weir July 8, 1919 - June 23, 2006
    John A. (Jack) Weir passed away on Friday, June 23, 2006 at his home in Merced with family members by his side. He was born in Tenafly, New Jersey on July 8, 1919. He lived in Greenville, Pennsylvania at the family home until his graduation from Thiel College in 1942 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. After his graduation he entered the army and served as a Medical Laboratory Technician at several bases throughout World War II and finally as Lieutenant in charge of the Medical Lab at Langley Fields, Virginia, where he married Frances Shilling on August 1, 1945.
    After the war they moved to Coulterville, California. After a year at Fresno State University he taught at San Benito County High School from 1947 to 1952. He then taught at Merced High from 1952 until his retirement in 1979. Upon retirement he was active in the California Retired Teachers Association, AARP, and the Merced Colony Awareness Group.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Bertha L. Weir; and baby daughter, Carolyn Louise Weir.
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances S. Weir; sister, Francie Ammerman and her husband Jerry Ammerman of Sunnyvale; son, Les Weir and wife Ivey Weir of Coulterville; grandchildren, Eric A. Weir of Merced, Leslie Ann Weir of Merced, Chuck Weir of Turlock, and Kandi Wier of Tempe, Arizona; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    He was interred at the Coulterville Cemetery.
    Donations may be made in Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763, Merced, CA 95341; or to the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced, CA 95350
    Yosemite Highway Herald (Aug 2006) and Coulterville Banderita (Jun 2006).
  3. [S2308] Highway Herald, June 2006, John R. "Jack" Weir July 8, 1919 - June 23, 2006
    John A. (Jack) Weir passed away on Friday, June 23, 2006 at his home in Merced with family members by his side. He was born in Tenafly, New Jersey on July 8, 1919. He lived in Greenville, Pennsylvania at the family home until his graduation from Thiel College in 1942 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. After his graduation he entered the army and served as a Medical Laboratory Technician at several bases throughout World War II and finally as Lieutenant in charge of the Medical Lab at Langley Fields, Virginia, where he married Frances Shilling on August 1, 1945.
    After the war they moved to Coulterville, California. After a year at Fresno State University he taught at San Benito County High School from 1947 to 1952. He then taught at Merced High from 1952 until his retirement in 1979. Upon retirement he was active in the California Retired Teachers Association, AARP, and the Merced Colony Awareness Group.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Bertha L. Weir; and baby daughter, Carolyn Louise Weir.
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances S. Weir; sister, Francie Ammerman and her husband Jerry Ammerman of Sunnyvale; son, Les Weir and wife Ivey Weir of Coulterville; grandchildren, Eric A. Weir of Merced, Leslie Ann Weir of Merced, Chuck Weir of Turlock, and Kandi Wier of Tempe, Arizona; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    He was interred at the Coulterville Cemetery.
    Donations may be made in Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763, Merced, CA 95341; or to the United Methodist Church, 899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced, CA 95350
    Yosemite Highway Herald.
  4. [S2308] Highway Herald, June 2006, John R. "Jack" Weir July 8, 1919 - June 23, 2006.

Elmer Cornwell

M, b. 25 August 1914, d. 23 June 2006
Last Edited13 Dec 2012
     Elmer Cornwell was born on 25 August 1914 at Mankato, Nicollet, Minnesota.1 He died on 23 June 2006 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California, at age 91.1

Citations

  1. [S1601] Union Democrat, Elmer Cornwell Aug. 25, 1914 - June 23, 2006
    Greeley Hill resident Elmer Cornwell died Friday at his home. He was 91.
    He was born in Mankato, Minn., and had lived in Greeley Hill for 18 years. He worked as a medical technician for 50 years, was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Greeley Hill and enjoyed photography and fishing.
    Mr. Cornwell is survived by his wife, Luella Cornwell, of Greeley Hill; sons, Frank Cornwell, of Moorpark, and Jack Cornwell, of Olympia, Wash.; a daughter, Lou Ann Hoffman, of sonora; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow at Dinuba Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Dinuba Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Cindy Freeman

F, b. 1959, d. 15 July 2006
Last Edited25 Mar 2017
     Cindy Freeman was born in 1959.1 She died on 15 July 2006 at Mariposa, Mariposa, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2020] Union Democrat, 17 jul 2006, page 2-A, Freeman - Cindy Freeman, 47, of Coulterville, died Saturday at a Mariposa care home. Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James "Steve" Stephen Bradley

M, b. 17 October 1945, d. 17 July 2006
Bur-RevL
BurialL
Last Edited22 Aug 2017
     James "Steve" Stephen Bradley was born on 17 October 1945 at San Diego, San Diego, California.1 He died on 17 July 2006 at Modesto, Stanislaus, California, at age 60.2

Citations

  1. [S1623] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2006, 2A.
  2. [S1623] Union Democrat, 21 Jul 2006, 2A, James "Steve" Stephen Bradley Oct. 17, 1945 - July 17, 2006
    Groveland resident James "Steve" Stephen Bradley died Monday at a Modesto hospital. He was 60.
    He was born in San Diego and raised in Alameda, where he graduated from Encinal High School. He worked as a meat cutter for 20 years. He enlisted in the U.s. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He had lived in Arkansas for many years, yet he wanted to live in the mountains of California. He lived in Groveland for the past 10 years.
    He did a wide variety of work. He always wanted to teach and was one class away from his credential in special education. He worked for Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District and was a substitute teacher at Don Pedro High School.
    He was an avid photographer who enjoyed his family, life, nature, Yosemite, rainbow pools, traveling, motorcycles, people and animals.
    Mr. Bradley is survived by his wife of 18 years, Sandy Bradley, of Groveland; a daughter, Brittany Bradley, of Groveland; sons and daughter-in-law, Thoren Bradley, of Groveland, and Shannon and Candy Bradley, and Patrik Bradley, all of Stockton; grandchildren, Joshua and Nathan Bradley, of Stockton; a brother, Mike Bradley, of Castro Valley; sisters, Margaret Moore, of Pottsville, Ark., and Mary Brown, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; nieces and nephews, Kathryn Sanders, of North Carolina, Patricia Adams, of Portland, Ore., Elizabeth Pietila, of Astoria, Ore., Rachael Bradley-Gomez, Clare Bradley and Leah Bradley, all of Castro Valley, Patrick Lasher, of Pottsville, Jeffery Adams, of Long Beach, and nate Bradley, of Castro Valley; grandnieces and grandnephews; and a former wife, Jeanette Gould, of Livermore, the mother of Shannon and Patrik.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Matt Bradley; and a sister, Charlotte Bradley.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Big Oak Flat. Private burial is scheduled at Mount Carmel Catholic cemetery in Big Oak Flat.
    Donations can be made to Tioga Council for a Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Yosemite Bank, P.O. Box 610, Groveland, CA 95321.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Bobbie Nordeen

F, d. 18 July 2006
Last Edited14 Apr 2014
     Bobbie Nordeen died on 18 July 2006 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California.1

Citations

  1. [S2084] Karen, "Death, Bobbie Nordeen," e-mail to GYGM Karen Davis, 27 Jul 2006, Bobbie Nordeen
    I have some sad news. Bobbie past away on 7/18 after a very short illness. Please let everyone know at the chat and if they would like to attend the memorial service it will be Sunday the 30th at 1:00 at the Greeley Hill Baptist church, 10241 Holtzel Road, Greeley Hill. If you or anyone would like more information call me at 878 0136. A reception will follow at the church.
    Email from Karen.

John Howard Hessler

M, b. 10 December 1936, d. 15 July 2006
Last Edited10 Apr 2014
     John Howard Hessler was born on 10 December 1936 at Lille Falls, Herkimer, New York.1 He married Caroline (Rasbach) Hessler on 27 November 1958 at Santa Clara Co., California.2,3 John Howard Hessler married second Barbara Raymond Hessler circa 1999.2 John Howard Hessler died on 15 July 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 69.1
     John Howard Hessler was also known as Jack Hessler.

Family 1

Caroline (Rasbach) Hessler b. 25 Jun 1938, d. 7 Apr 1997

Family 2

Barbara Raymond Hessler b. Jan 1939, d. Dec 2017

Citations

  1. [S2058] Union Democrat, 28 Jul 2008, page 2A, John "Jack" Howard Hessler Dec. 10, 1936 - 15 Jul 2006
    Groveland resident John "Jack" Howard Hessler died July 15 at a Sonora hospital. He was 69.
    He was born in Little Falls, N.Y., and had lived in Groveland for 13 years. He retired as working supervisor in the civil engineering department of Stanford University. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1950s as a ground radio operator stationed in Bermuda, where he worked with a reconnaissance team flying into hurricanes to relay weather information.
    He received his single engine private pilot license in 1977. He also obtained multi-engine, amphibian, instrument and commercial flight ratings. He built and flew two home-built aircraft. His first was a cloth-covered amphibian called a COOT-A, which he would fly from Pine Mountain Lake Airport to land on a nearby lake, open the canopy, attach a trolling motor and throw out his fishing line.
    He recently built a tandem two-seat aluminum aircraft called an RV-8 that resembles a Mustang fighter plane, was fully aerobatic and could hit 240 mph.
    Mr. Hessler is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara Raymond Hessler, of Groveland; a daughter, Dawn Palmonari, of Sonora; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Deanna Hessler, of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Kimberly, Thomas, Courtney, Jacob and Nicholas Ramon, all of Sunnyvale; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Eleanor Hessler, of San Ramon, Richard and Palma Hessler, of Coronado, San Diego County, and Eugene Hessler; a sister, Judith Lozada, of Sunnyvale; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Moser, of Pleasant Hill, Paul Moser, of Concord, Bryan Hessler, of New York City, N.Y., Steven Hessler, of Coronado, Joe Hessler, of Eureka, Michael and Robert Hessler, and Jason and Karma Lozada.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Caroline N. Hessler.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Groveland Evangelical Free church, 19172 Ferretti Road in Groveland.
    Donations can be made to American Cancer Society-CA Division, P.O. Box 7899, San Francisco, CA 94120-7899.
    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
    Union Democrat, Sonora, CA, P 2A.
  2. [S2058] Union Democrat, 28 Jul 2008, page 2A, John "Jack" Howard Hessler Dec. 10, 1936 - 15 Jul 2006
    ... Mr. Hessler is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara Raymond Hessler, of Groveland; a daughter, Dawn Palmonari, of Sonora; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Deanna Hessler, of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Kimberly, Thomas, Courtney, Jacob and Nicholas Ramon, all of Sunnyvale; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Eleanor Hessler, of San Ramon, Richard and Palma Hessler, of Coronado, San Diego County, and Eugene Hessler; a sister, Judith Lozada, of Sunnyvale; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Moser, of Pleasant Hill, Paul Moser, of Concord, Bryan Hessler, of New York City, N.Y., Steven Hessler, of Coronado, Joe Hessler, of Eureka, Michael and Robert Hessler, and Jason and Karma Lozada.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Caroline N. Hessler.... [Union Democrat, Sonora, CA, P 2A]
  3. [S286] Unknown compiler, JOHN H HESSLER age 21, and CAROLINE N RASBACH age 20, married Santa Clara Co. 27 Nov 1958.

Ila Anna (Goss) Barrett

F, b. 14 May 1905, d. 29 July 2006
Last Edited12 Dec 2012
     Ila Anna (Goss) Barrett was born on 14 May 1905 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California. She died on 29 July 2006 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California, at age 101.

Coleen "Co Co" Georgeann Coffi

F, b. 21 March 1941, d. 31 July 2006
Last Edited26 Jun 2011
     Coleen "Co Co" Georgeann Coffi was born on 21 March 1941 at Angels Camp, Calaveras, California. She died on 31 July 2006 at La Grange, Tuolumne, California, at age 65.1

Citations

  1. [S1014] Union Democrat, 11 Aug 2006, Online Edition, Coleen "Co Co" Georgeann Coffi, March 21, 1941 - July 31, 2006
    Longtime La Grange resident coleen "Co Co" Georgeann Coffi died July 31 at a Friend's home in La Grange. She was 65.
    She was born in Angels Camp. She graduated from Vallencito Elementary School and Jackson High School. After High School, she worked for Western Auto in Jackson until going to work for the Sardella's Pack Station. In April 1966, she married Bert Coffi and they moved to La Grange where she lived for 40 years. She was a homemaker.
    She is survived by her son, Victor Coffi, of Wyoming; a daughter, Sandra Kirtley, of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bryce and Emma Modrell, of Redding; a sister-in-law, Jean Modrell, of Jamestown; a niece, Deanna Scott, of Redding; nephews, Tom Modrell, of Sonora, Rusty and Michael Modrell, of Vallecito, and Dwight Modrell, of San Jose,
    She was preceded in death by her father, George Modrell, in 1971; her husband of 40 years, Bert Coffi, in December 2000; and her longtime close friend, LaVerne (Sardella) Litteral.
    At her request, no services are scheduled.

Virginia Lee (Railsback) Burton

F, b. 28 December 1933, d. 4 August 2006
Last Edited28 Jul 2011
     Virginia Lee (Railsback) Burton was born on 28 December 1933 at Kansas.1,2 She died on 4 August 2006 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California, at age 72.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1370] Modesto Bee, 11 October 2006, n/a, Virginia Lee Burton Dec. 28, 19333 - Aug. 4, 2006
    Coulterville resident Virginia Lee Burton died Aug. 4 at her home. She was 72.
    She was born to Lee and Mildred Railsback, of Kansas, and grew up in Hayward. She raised her family in Livermore and later moved to Modesto. For the last 12 years she has lived in Coulterville. She was a member of the Livermore Soroptimists and Coulterville Veteran of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary. She also enjoyed rock collecting and, especially, her grandchildren.
    She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Carothers, of Discovery Bay, Cheryl Moir, of Byron, Contra Costa County, and Nancy Moir, of Modesto; sons, David Burton, of Livermore, and Dale Burton, of San Diego; brothers, Rex Railsback, of Lincoln, and Glenn Railsback, of Castro Valley; a sister, Wanda Pierce, of Beebe, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Jo Burton; a sister, Vada Covey; and a brother, Robert Railsback.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 348 N. Canyons Parkway in Livermore. A reception will follow.
    At her request and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children's Hospital and Research Foundation, in memory of "Rebecca Jo Burton," 747 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609. Evins Funeral Home in Modesto is handling arrangements.
  2. [S8] SSDI, VIRGINIA L BURTON, born 28 Dec 1933, died 04 Aug 2006, age 72 years. Last known residence Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California, 95311. SSN 569-40-5251 issued in California.

Warren G. Epps

M, b. 1 January 1921, d. 6 August 2006
FatherJohn Newton Epps1
MotherLizzie May (Wallis) Epps1
Last Edited28 Mar 2014
     Warren G. Epps was born on 1 January 1921 at Arkansas.1 He was the son of John Newton Epps and Lizzie May (Wallis) Epps.1 Warren G. Epps died on 6 August 2006 at Merced, Merced, California, at age 85.1
     Warren G. Epps also went by the name of Doc Epps.1

Citations

  1. [S1961] Banderole, Aug 2006, Banderole V6T2P4, Warren G. "Doc" Epps passed away in his home in Merced. "Doc" was born in Arkansas on New Year's Day 1921 to John Newton Epps and Lizzie May Wallis Epps. He was the eighth child in a family of ten. He moved from Arkansas to Merced in 1935. He was married to Donnis Louise Tiscornia of Merced for over 60 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, "Doc" is survived by his beloved wife "Donnie", his two sons, Flynn Allen and Jon Albert; his grandchildren, Jan Marie Epps Wong, Amy Louise Epps Martin and Douglas George Epps. He is survived by six great grandchildren; Nathan Alexander Wong, Jacob Jon Martin, Connor Warren Martin, Cooper Kenneth Martin, Jackson Mathew Epps and Madeline Olivia Epps. He is also survived by two sisters Lera Baucum and Vernell Reichwein. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Edith Epps, Coain Epps, Archie epps, Lilian Duren, Berneice bledsoe, Wayne Epps and Veatrice Locke. He is remembered by his family and friends as a man of inexhaustible body and spirit with a great sense of humor and constant generosity. He not only enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening but was responsible for handing on his low and skill for all of these to at least three generations of family and friends.

Laverne Everett "Der" Greeley

M, b. 20 August 1917, d. 1 September 2006
Last Edited9 Apr 2014
     Laverne Everett "Der" Greeley was born on 20 August 1917 at Greeley Hill, Tuolumne, California; Had at least one brother, Lawrence Greeley - per Der's obituary.1 He married Lavona Sarah Jan (Bradberry) Greeley, daughter of Luther Bradberry and Mrs. Dora Bradberry, on 29 May 1938.2 Laverne Everett "Der" Greeley died on 1 September 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne, California, at age 89.1

Family

Lavona Sarah Jan (Bradberry) Greeley b. 14 Jan 1914, d. 23 Dec 2004
Children

Citations

  1. [S1400] Union Democrat, 06 sep 2006, Online Edition, Laverne Everett "Der" Greeley May 18, 1917 - Sept 1, 2006
    Laverne Everett "Der" Greeley, 89 died at a Sonora care home Friday. He was a lifelong resident of Greeley Hill and was born in the original family ranch house that still stands today.
    Mr. Greeley was an active member of the Greeley Hill community. He was one of many residents who built the Greeley Hill Community Center in the 1930s. He served on the Mariposa County Fair Board between 1965 and 1978 and was an arena director.
    After his father died, he and his brother, Lawrence Greeley, took care of their mother and maintained the family ranch.
    Mr. Greeley is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Janet Greeley Peterson and Eric Peterson, of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Christy and Don Charvo, of Sacramento, Mark Greeley, of Bakersfield, cole and Erika Peterson, of Charlotte, N.C., Tracy and Tony Conte, of Modesto, and Greg and Nanci Granis, of Escalon; great-grandchildren, Vance and Austin Charvo, of Sacramento, Allen Greeley, of Bakersfield, Morgan, Annelise and Jack Conte, of Modesto, and Chase and Calie Granis, of Escalon; daughter-in-law, Linn Greeley, of Modesto; sisters-in-law, Ruby and her husband Babe Bucci, of Sonora, Christine Cavalari, of Sonora, and Louise Deffenbaugh, of Oakdale; nephew, Bob and his wife Dorothy Gardner, of Greeley Hill, and Sisy and her husband Bob Thurston, of sonora, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavona Bradberry Greeley, and sons, Wayne and Rodney Greeley.
    Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson. Burial will follow at Coulterville Cemetery.
    Remembrances can be made to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110, Sacramento, 95833; or visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, 95370.

    Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2036] Union Democrat, 29 Dec 2004, page 2-A, Lavona Sarah Jane (Bradberry) Greeley Jan. 14, 1914 - Dec. 23, 2004
    ... She married Laverne "Der" Greeley on May 29, 1938. they had three children, Wayne, Rodney and Janet and made their home in Greeley Hill.
    Family members said she entertained them with her stories of working as a tour guide in Bower Cave, an ambulance attendant and a California Department of forestry and Fire Protection employee lookout and a cook. She was intensely proud of her family and its heritage, her family added, and she was actively involved in the Northern Mariposa County History Center in an effort to preserve the history of the county and the families that settled there....

Vicky (Badeaux) Dodson1

F, b. 19 February 1947, d. 3 September 2006
Last Edited30 Sep 2017
     Vicky (Badeaux) Dodson was born on 19 February 1947 at San Mateo, San Mateo, California.1 She died on 3 September 2006 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 59.1

Citations

  1. [S1571] Union Democrat, 11 Sep 2006, 2A, Vicky Dodson Feb. 19, 1947 - Sep 3, 2006
    Vicky Dodson, 59, of Groveland, died Sunday at a Sonora hospital after battling cancer.
    Mrs. Dodson was born in San Mateo; her maiden name was Badeaux. She was a retired facilities manager for Northrup Gramman in Silicon Valley.
    For the last five years Mrs. Dodson and her husband Ron lived in Groveland. She was a member of the Groveland Evangelical Free Church, the Order of the Eastern Star in Menlo Park and the Pine Mountain Lake ladies golf group. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed golf and traveling.
    Mrs. Dodson is survived by her husband Ron Dodson and stepsons Steve Dodson of Layton, Utah, Dennis Dodson of Vail, Ariz., and Robert Dodson of San Bernardino.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept 23 at Groveland Evangelical Free Church, 19172 Ferretti Road, Groveland.
    Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Avenue, Ste. 8, Modesto 95350 or the Groveland Evangelical Free Church.
    Heuton Memorial chapel is handling arrangements.

Clint Mentzer II

M, b. 2 September 1941, d. 8 September 2006
FatherClint "Buss" Mentzer1 d. 1946
MotherViolet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles1 b. 25 May 1922, d. 10 Jun 2006
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
     Clint Mentzer II was born on 2 September 1941 at Coulterville, Tuolumne, California.2 He was the son of Clint "Buss" Mentzer and Violet GayNell (Bradberry) Mentzer Moles.1 Clint Mentzer II died on 8 September 2006 at Coarsegold, Madera Co., California, at age 65.2

Citations

  1. [S2082] Union Democrat, 13 Sep 2006, page 2A, Clint Mentzer Sept 2, 1941 - Sept 8, 2006
    Former Coulterville resident Clint Mentzer died Friday at his home in Coarsegold. He was 65.
    He was born in Coulterville to "Buzz" and GayNell Mentzer. He was a graduate of Mariposa County High School and began his 26-year career with the California Department of Forestry as a seasonal firefighter at Coulterville. He worked his way up to battalion chief in the Coarsegold District, where he retired after a heart attack in 1986....
  2. [S2082] Union Democrat, 13 Sep 2006, page 2A, Clint Mentzer Sept 2, 1941 - Sept 8, 2006
    Former Coulterville resident Clint Mentzer died Friday at his home in Coarsegold. He was 65.
    He was born in Coulterville to "Buss" and GayNell Mentzer. He was a graduate of Mariposa County High School and began his 26-year career with the California Department of Forestry as a seasonal firefighter at Coulterville. He worked his way up to battalion chief in the Coarsegold District, where he retired after a heart attack in 1986.
    He enjoyed the next 18 years as a real estate agent in eastern Madera County. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.
    Mr. Mentzer is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carla; daughters and sons-in-law, Cherie and Dan Dinneen, of Mi-Wuk Village, diane "Happy" and Brad Christian, of Raymond, Madera County, and Karen Mentzer, of Sausalito; grandchildren, Heather and Jake Dinneen, of Mi-Wuk village, and Jordon Logan, Jenny and Brian Christian, of Raymond; and Alberta Jeffrey Garrett, of Greeley Hill, whom he considered to be like a sister.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Burl Moles.
    A Celebration of his life and memories is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church, 50443 Road 427, in Oakhurst. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heather Dinneen Fund, in care of El dorado Savings Bank, P.O. box 877, Twain Harte, CA 95383 or the California Department of Forestry Honor Guard.
    Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced is handling arrangements.