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Obituaries for August 17, 2004

Elmira 'Midge' (Eastlick) Cunningham

Feb. 9, 1913 — July 27, 2004

Elmira "Midge" (Eastlick) Cunningham of Jamestown died July 27 at her home. She was 91.

She was born in Orofino, Siskiyou County. She was the last surviving child of Jenny Pearl and Charles Jacob Eastlick and one of 10 siblings. She lived in Jamestown for more than two years.

Her family said she loved her family and friends and she loved to make candy and can fruit for them. She worked hard her whole life and was always doing for others, her family added.

She lived in Ukiah for 30 years in the Shady Grove trailer park. In recent years, she lived in Clearlake and Kelseyville, both in Lake County, and later in Jamestown.

Shehad been a volunteer plane spotter. She watched the sky for enemy planes after World War II and during the Korean War. While living in Yreka, Siskiyou County, she bowled for the Yreka Bowling League and worked in the White Circle Cafe and the Highway Grocery.

Her longtime wish to travel was realized in 1996 when she was finally able to set foot in Canada for a short visit, her family said. She spent her entire life in Northern California.

One of her passions was her twice yearly trip to Reno, Nev., her family added. She would put a few silver dollars of her winnings in her coin collection box or give them away. She went camping and fishing whenever she could and took her gold mining pan. When at home, there was usually a baseball game on the television or radio, her family said, and she loved to attend little league games when her grand nephew was playing.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Cunningham of Sonora; a granddaughter, Kellie (Cunningham) Bliss of Loomis, Placer County; a great-grandson, Benjamin Bliss of Loomis; dear friend, Betty Jackson of Ukiah; nieces, Melodye Tuttle of Lower Lake, Lake County, Jo Speery of Ukiah, Sharon (Eastlick) Gaunt and Donna Beesly both of Jamestown; and a nephew, Ron Brophy of Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Nip" Cunningham; a son, Lyle Milton "Buzz" Cunningham; and siblings, Barney, Ted, Carl, Jim, Kenny and infant Eastlick, "Ole" Eastlick Morrow, "Mamie" Eastlick Denning and "Pete" Eastlick Davies.

A memorial service will be held at the grave site and is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Evergreen Cemetery in Yreka.

Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Steven Allen Davis

July 15, 1954 — Aug. 10, 2004

Lifelong Tuolumne County resident Steven Allen Davis died unexpectedly Aug. 10 at a Sonora hospital. He was 50.

He was born in California and had lived in Tuolumne County his entire life, most recently in Jamestown. He was a brick layer. He attended Sonora High School.

Mr. Davis is survived by his stepson, Daniel; aunts, Nola Fouts of Sonora and Susan Stone of Jamestown; uncles Jarrold Fouts of Sonora and John Stone of Novato, Marin County; a sister, Debbie Castro of Escalon; a nephew, Jeromy Zylstra of Jamestown; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Davis; a grandmother, Achsah Stone; a grandfather and step grandmother, Robert and Grace Stone; and an uncle, Larry Stone.

A private family service is scheduled.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Leonard Dunovan

June 25, 1929 — Aug. 11, 2004

James "Jim" Leonard Dunovan of Valley Springs died Wednesday at a San Andreas hospital after a long illness. He was 75.

He was born in Harbor City, Los Angeles County, and had lived in Valley Springs for 16 years. He was a retired pressman.

He was known by his family and friends as "Jim."

He had a great love for his family, friends and pets, his family said, and he had a great joy spending time on the lake fishing in nature.

Mr. Dunovan is survived by his children, Becky McKinzie of Beaverton, Ore., James P. Dunovan of Redwood City, Shawn Davis of Sonoma and John and Joseph Dunovan, both of Valley Springs; and sisters, Alice Lucas of Placentia, Orange County, and Virginia Hoard of Sandy, Utah; and grandchildren, Emily, Leland, Aubrey, Lily Ana, Wynfield and James M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beryl; his mother, Lillian; his father, Winfield; a brother, Wayne; and a sister, Jean.

Private services were held.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ferris Hansen

Aug. 7, 1907 — Aug. 10, 2004

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Longtime Sonora resident Ferris Hansen died Tuesday at a San Leandro care center. He was 97.

He was born in Hayfield, Minn., and his family moved to the Selma and Kingsburg areas of the San Joaquin Valley shortly after. In 1930, he married the former Lilly Jepsen and they settled in Watsonville. Just before the start of World War II, they moved to San Leandro to be involved in defense work. After the war, they opened a hardware store, first in Oakland and then in San Leandro. In 1953, they entered the real estate business and became brokers and owned their own real estate office in Hayward.

He was very involved in the Alameda County Board of Realtors in Hayward and served as president of the State Farm brokers in the '70s. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the East-Belt Tuolumne Masonic Lodge No. 8 and took an active part in many of the related organizations, both in San Leandro and Sonora. He was also a member of Dania Lodge of Hayward.

They retired to Sonora in 1971. They bought the old Roberts Motel at the Sullivan Creek Bridge and operated that until 1978. In 1991, they moved back to Hayward to be near their medical facilities and spent the last 10 years at Casa Sandoval in Hayward.

Mr. Hansen is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Daryl Woods of Vacaville and Virginia and Dan Castillo of Dublin; granddaughters, Candy Castillo of Atascadero, Cindy Garibaldi of Scottsdale, Ariz., Christy Aylesworth of Vacaville, Vicki James of Sacramento and Teresa Cunha of Danville; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly in 1995.

Private services have been held.

The family requests that donations can be made to the Pioneer Village Restoration Fund, 1130 W. Roberts, Fresno, CA 93711 or a favorite charity.

Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Uthana Lahoma Long

May 23, 1920 — Aug. 12, 2004

Uthana Lahoma Long, mother of Lahoma Gill of Mountain Ranch, died Thursday at a Lodi hospital. She was 84.

She was born in Wilburton, Okla., and grew up in the Oklahoma area. She moved to Fresno in 1941 and settled in Stockton in 1950. She had lived in Lodi for the past two years. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Carl Long of Midwest City, Okla., and Lahoma Gill of Mountain Ranch; sisters, Julie Ervin of Tulsa, Okla., and Annabelle Burke of Stockton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild expected next month.

Services were held.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

CORRALES — Catalina "Katie" Corrales, 75, of Sonora died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. Visitation is scheduled from 3-9 p.m. today at Sorenson Bros. Mortuary, 1140 B. St., in Hayward. A vigil is scheduled for 7 tonight at the mortuary. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at All Saints Catholic Church in Hayward. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. Sorenson Bros. Mortuary in Hayward is handling arrangements.

IRVIN — Teddy Garold Irvin, 60, of Sugar Pine died Friday at a Sonora hospital. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at The Rock Pub & Restaurant in Twain Harte to celebrate his life and his music. Musicians are urged to bring their instruments. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROBINSON — Fay A. Robinson, 84, of Sonora died Thursday at a Carmichael care home. Visitation is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 tonight at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey St., in Morgan Hill. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Johnson Funeral Home in Morgan Hill is handling arrangements.

WHITE — Syble White, 99, of Columbia died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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