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Obituaries for Aug. 29, 2013

Norman Lee Harvey

March 26, 1931 — Aug. 14, 2013

Sonora resident Norman Lee Harvey died Aug. 14 at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. He was 82.

Mr. Harvey was born in Hemet to Norman and Charlotte Harvey.

He was in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, serving in the United States and the Philippines. He served in the Army Reserve from 1954 until 1960. 

He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering in 1954.

He worked for the state of California in mineral leasing for a number of years before working in the aerospace industry from the late 1960s through the 1970s. During that time, he was a facilities manager for Pan American World Airways, Douglas Aircraft and North American Airlines. 

Beginning in 1980, he worked as a consultant for various mining companies until his death.

He enjoyed history and fishing. 

Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by parents.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Anita Martin-Harvey, of Sonora; children, Karyn Sontag, of Newport Coast, and Lisa McGurk-Gillam, of Ventura; six stepchildren; grandchildren, Jeffrey Seymour, of Huntington Beach, Joey Seymour, of Los Angeles, Lia Gillam, of Ventura; and one great-grandchild.

Donations in his memory can be made to the American Association of University Women, P.O. Box 3903, Sonora, CA 95370.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sonora Hills Clubhouse, 19601 Greenley Road. 

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Silsby ‘Suzy’ (Lawrence) Ratliff

July 1, 1935 — Aug. 10, 2013

Jamestown resident Silsby “Suzy” (Lawrence) Ratliff died Aug. 19 at Avalon Care Center. She was 78.

Mrs. Ratliff was born Silsby Lawrence in Sonora to Matt and Effie “Sis”Lawrence.

She worked as a bookkeeper for more than 40 years. She worked for Roxie’s Bookkeeping and later owned her own bookkeeping business in Jamestown. 

Mrs. Ratliff was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and served as president twice.

She enjoyed camping and taking care of her dogs.

Mrs. Ratliff was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Louise Verkuyl; and brother, Jim Lawrence. 

She is survived by her husband, Clyde Ratliff, of Jamestown; her children and their spouses, Laura and Don Leyva, of Jamestown, and Mark Verkuyl, of West Point; stepchildren and their spouses, Roger and Melanie Ratliff, of Nevada, Patricia and Mike Hancock, of Georgia, and Bruce and Tina Ratliff, of Jamestown; former husband, Leonard Verkuyl, of Florida; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Revelyn Rovella Tanner

March 7, 1949 — July 29, 2013

Former Sonora resident Revelyn Rovella Tanner, of Stockton, died July 29 at Wagner Heights Convalescent Home in Stockton. She was 64.

She was born Revelyn Rovella Tanner in Sonora to Sarah Tanner.

She graduated from Jamestown Elementary and Sonora High schools. 

She worked various jobs throughout her life and eventually settled in Stockton in the 1970s.

She enjoyed traveling, especially to her favorite place — San Francisco. She also enjoyed spending time on the computer and Facebook. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Tanner, in 1995; and adopted father, Roy Tanner, in 1999; and a former husband, Lyle Duval Sr. 

She is survived by her children, Lyle Duval Jr., and his wife, Sophia, of Stockton, and Dede Duval, of Stockton; her sister, Robin Anderson, and her husband, Jerry, of Sonora; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Donations in her memory can be made to The Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 8323, Stockton, CA. 

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the The Fellowship Church, Suite 9, 7170 West Lane, Stockton. A potluck will follow. 

Casa Bonita Funeral Home in Stockton is handling arrangements.

John Joseph Terry

May 13, 1932 — Aug. 22, 2013

Former Jamestown resident John Joseph Terry died Aug. 22 at a hospice in Oakdale. He was 81.

Mr. Terry was born in Oakdale to John and Maria Terry and grew up there.

He operated Terry Ranch in Valley Home, where he raised Hereford cattle. 

He later managed cattle for the Grange Company near Santa Barbara for a few years but settled back in the area, working as foreman for Kistler Ranches in Valley Home and Jamestown. 

He also owned and operated K Arrow Ranch Camp in Jamestown until retiring in 1996.

Mr. Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Michael Terry.

He is survived by his daughters, Luann Gremp, and her husband, Lary, of Modesto, and Marci Hogan, of Hempstead; his sister, Mary Handy, and her husband, Keith, of San Leandro; two nephews; five grandchildren; and former wife, JoAnn Terry, of Meridian, Idaho.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. today at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 W. F St. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Park, 421 N Sierra Ave.

Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice House, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Oakdale Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.  

Notices

LIVINGSTON — A funeral service for Kenneth Blayne “Boss” Livingston, 57, of Sonora, who died Sunday at Sonora Regional Medical Center, will be held at noon Saturday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose St., Sonora, with burial at Columbia City Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 12360 Big Hill Road, Columbia. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

MALGESINI — Anthony “Tony” Malgesini, 87, of Tuolumne, died Tuesday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

MAZZAFERRO — A memorial service for James John Mazzaferro, 89, of Sonora, who died Saturday at his home, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 13880 Joshua Way, Sonora. A burial will follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

PYLE — Mary Pyle, 90, of Jamestown, died Monday at a care facility in Modesto. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 


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