Jerald Keith Dickson1

M, b. 7 February 1922, d. 19 March 2012
FatherLester Dickson2
MotherMrs. Margaret Dickson2
Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     Jerald Keith Dickson was born on 7 February 1922 at Yuma, Colorado.1 He was the son of Lester Dickson and Mrs. Margaret Dickson.2 Jerald Keith Dickson died on 19 March 2012 at Sonora Regional Medical Center, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 90.1

Citations

  1. [S2623] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2012, online, Jerald Keith Dickson Feb. 7, 1922 — March 19, 2012
    Longtime Groveland resident Jerald Keith Dickson died March 19 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 90.
    Mr. Dickson was born in Yuma, Colo., to Lester and Margaret Dickson on the family farm where he was raised.
    He graduated as valedictorian of his high school class and attended Colorado A&M (now known as the University of Northern Colorado). Mr. Dickson graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and an ROTC Commission.
    He married Johnnie Grace Dodson in 1944. During World War II, he served in China, Burma and India.
    Upon returning home, Mr. Dickson settled in Palo Alto and later moved to Los Altos and began his career at NACA (which became NASA later) at the Ames Research Laboratory at Moffett Field in Mountain View. He worked with many astronauts including all of the original seven Mercury astronauts.
    Mr. Dickson retired in 1977 and moved to Pine Mountain Lake. He enjoyed camping in the Emigrant Basin Wilderness, golf, bowling, bridge, woodworking, and writing the monthly rain totals column in the Pine Mountain Lake News.
    Mr. Dickson is survived by his wife of 67 years, Johnnie Grace Dickson; his son and daughter-in-law, Jerald L. and Karen Dickson; his daughter and son-in-law, Janet L. and James Cox; grandchildren Daniel W. Cox, Matthew D. Cox, Erin G. Vujasinovic and her husband Robert, of New Jersey, Christy Buhler and her husband Michael, of Enumclaw, Wash., Brian Parker, of Chico, and Emily G. Parker, of Pacifica; one great-granddaughter; and his older sister, Marjorie Timbrook of Denver, Colo.
    Mr. Dickson was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Judith D. Parker.
    A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grove-land Evangelical Free Church, followed by a celebration of life at the Pine Mountain Lake Grill. The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.
  2. [S2623] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2012, online, Mr. Dickson was born in Yuma, Colo., to Lester and Margaret Dickson on the family farm where he was raised.

Lester Dickson1

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Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     Lester Dickson married Mrs. Margaret Dickson.1

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Mrs. Margaret Dickson
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Citations

  1. [S2623] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2012, online, Mr. Dickson was born in Yuma, Colo., to Lester and Margaret Dickson on the family farm where he was raised.

Mrs. Margaret Dickson1

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Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     Mrs. Margaret Dickson married Lester Dickson.1

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Lester Dickson
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Citations

  1. [S2623] Union Democrat, 26 Mar 2012, online, Mr. Dickson was born in Yuma, Colo., to Lester and Margaret Dickson on the family farm where he was raised.

Stephen Chisolm1

M, b. 21 June 1946, d. 17 February 2012
Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     Stephen Chisolm was born on 21 June 1946 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.1 He died on 17 February 2012 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 65.1

Citations

  1. [S2624] Union Democrat, 27 Feb 2012, Sonora, Stephen Chisolm June 21, 1946 — Feb. 17, 2012
    Groveland resident Stephen Chisolm died Feb. 17 at his home. He was 65.
    Mr. Chisolm was born in Los Angeles and was a member of the American Legion Post 791 in San Jose, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, collecting wine and making beef jerky.
    Mr. Chisolm worked in liquor distribution sales and enjoyed giving people vegetables from his garden.
    Mr. Chisolm is survived by sons Michael Chisolm, of Los Gatos and Ryan Chisolm, of Groveland; his daughter, Jennette Chisolm, of Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County; his aunt, Jan Avery, of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchildren Brooke Chisolm, of Los Gatos, and Dana Brandau, of Ben Lomond.
    A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
    Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

James William Novak1

M, b. 6 September 1952, d. 4 January 2012
Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     James William Novak was born on 6 September 1952 at Fairmont, West Virginia.2 He died on 4 January 2012 at Sonora Regional Medical Center, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 59.1

Citations

  1. [S2625] Union Democrat, 2 Jan 2012, online, [:BOLD:]James William ‘Jimi Keys’ Novak[:BOLD:] Sept. 6, 1952 — Jan. 4, 2012
    Groveland resident James William “Jimi Keys” Novak died Wednesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 59.
    Born in Fairmont, W. Va., to Paul Saunders and Dolores Jean Nicholson, the family moved to Chicago in 1958. He played keyboard and blues in many popular music clubs on the south side of Chicago.
    He began traveling as a musician when he was 17, which he did for 13 years before moving to the Puget Sound area in Washington, where he played with several bands. He later moved to Mendocino County, where he formed a band with Steely Dan’s former drummer, Jimmy Hodder.
    In the mid-1970s, he moved to Maui, Hawaii, where he played music at the Blue Max Club and with Jimmy Buffett in Lahaina.
    In 1980, he moved back to Marin County where he met Becky Stofle, who he married in 1984. He later joined a Marin County band, Vicki Lee and the Convertibles, who performed in Reno and throughout California.
    He and his family returned to Maui, in 1992, where he worked for the Tahahti entertainment production company, playing for hotel conventions throughout the state. The family moved back to California in 1995.
    In 1997, he joined Michael Sea and the Island Fever Band, which was the opening band for Jimmy Buffett’s concert series at the Shoreline Amphitheater in 2002.
    He also completed two multimedia certificates at Diablo Valley and Silicon Valley colleges, and found the Multimedia Web Design Co. in 1998.
    In 2006, he and his family moved to Groveland, where he performed at the Groveland Hotel, and the Pine Mountain Lake and Saddle Creek country clubs.
    He was a member and music director at several churches in Hawaii and California during the 1980s and ‘90s.
    Mr. Novak is survived by his wife of 27 years, Becky Novak, of Groveland; daughter, Jessica Novak, of Groveland; grandchildren, Alexis and Ava Novak, both of Groveland; and sisters, Susan Smith, of Rockville, Md., and Paula Stubbs, of Antioch, Ill.
    A private family memorial service is scheduled.
  2. [S2625] Union Democrat, 2 Jan 2012, online, [:BOLD:]James William ‘Jimi Keys’ Novak[:BOLD:] Sept. 6, 1952 — Jan. 4, 2012
    Groveland resident James William “Jimi Keys” Novak died Wednesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 59.
    Born in Fairmont, W. Va., to Paul Saunders and Dolores Jean Nicholson, the family moved to Chicago in 1958. He played keyboard and blues in many popular music clubs on the south side of Chicago....

Randall Lawrence Poulin1

M, b. 12 February 1935, d. 6 January 2012
Last Edited23 Sep 2014
     Randall Lawrence Poulin was born on 12 February 1935 at Yakima, Washington.1 He died on 6 January 2012 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 76.1

Citations

  1. [S2626] Union Democrat, 20 Jan 2012, online, Randall Lawrence ‘Ran’ Poulin Feb. 12, 1935 — Jan. 6, 2012
    Randall Lawrence “Ran” Poulin, of Groveland, died Jan. 6 near his Groveland home of natural causes. He was 76.
    He was born on Feb. 12, 1935, to Evelyn and Lawrence Poulin in Yakima, Wash.
    He attended St. Paul’s grade school and graduated from Marquette High School in 1953, after which he attended Yakima Valley Junior College for two years.
    During summer months, he worked as a patrolman and sometimes as a fire look out, for the U.S. Forest Service in Packwood, Wash.
    After moving to Southern California, he started his career with Unocal Corp. where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 1993. That career was interrupted for two years when he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
    He was stationed at Camp Zama, Japan, where he was assigned to the U.S. Army Map Service and the Criminal Investigation Corp.
    Returning to Southern California, he resumed his career with Unocal and met Jody Waitman. They were married on May 20, 1961.
    His career led him and his family to live and work in several places in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Santa Maria in Santa Barbara county, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. He retired while living in Santa Maria, and in May 2002, he and his wife moved to Groveland.
    His interests included traveling and sports of all kinds.
    Mr. Poulin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jody, of Grove-land; daughter, Heidi Poulin, of San Jose; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Melissa Poulin, of Garden Grove; adopted son, Kriengdej Kasemsan, of Bangkok, Thailand; brothers, Patrick Poulin and Bill Poulin, of Yakima, Wash.; brother, Lloyd “Bud” Poulin, of Palm Desert; and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held on Jan. 12 at Groveland Evangelical Free Church.
    Donations made be made in his name to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 151200, San Rafael, CA 94915-1200. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. (?) Stein

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Last Edited24 Sep 2014

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Citations

  1. [S2629] Union Democrat, 25 May 1901, unk, 25 May 1901 - Took Strychnine
    The Tragic Suicide of Harry C. Stein of Groveland (see full article in HRC-Groveland Museum files).