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Obituaries for August 29, 2003

Thomas William Fullam

Feb. 1, 1935 — Aug. 26, 2003

Thomas William Fullam of Columbia died Tuesday at a Modesto hospital. He was 68.

He was born in San Francisco, the son of Gladys Agnes McLaughlin and George William Fullam. He graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School in 1954. He became a master carpenter and master cabinetmaker and worked in commercial remodeling in downtown San Francisco. The highlight of his career was the restoration of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan's Victorian home, his family said.

As a boy, he came each year to camp at Bear Lake. He remembered the long drive from San Francisco on the old highway through the foothills, his family said. In 1968, he brought his family to Dodge Ridge to see snow. He loved the area and purchased property in Mi-Wuk Village, his family said. His weekend home became a permanent home in 1973.

After moving to Tuolumne County, he worked as a carpenter for Glenn Bell at West Side in Tuolumne until the park closed.

His children graduated from local schools, and then he and his wife moved back to the Bay area until his retirement in 1997.

He built another home in Mi-Wuk Village and became a volunteer carpenter, car host, dispatcher and docent at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

His family said he loved steam trains, and each minute at Railtown was pure heaven.

In 2000, he was recognized for donating 1,122 hours to the park. He also appeared as a gambler in the barber shop during Columbia's Lamplight Tour, and as a miner in the Columbia Diggins. He had a role in the movie "Song of the Lark," but it did not appear in the final cut. He also participated in three Sonora Pass Wagon Trains with his wife and grandson, Tyler.

He was a member of the Twain Harte Sons in Retirement, Voter's Choice, Citizens for Responsible Growth, and was a 13-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He also participated in two supervisor campaigns of 2002.

Mr. Fullam is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; sons, Kenneth and Thomas Geary Fullam; daughter, Stacey Carlen; son-in-law and longtime friend, Douglas Carlen; granddaughters, Sarah Stearns and Shanna Carlen; great-grandsons, Tyler Inwood and Clayton Stearns; sister, Georgiann Pinelli; nieces, Kathy Pany, Linda Strotman and Sherri Kaufman; grandnephews, Adam, Kevin and Daniel Kaufman; and numerous cousins in California and Nevada.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

Remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.

Eatons of Modesto is handling arrangements.

Gladys Mae Waddelow

Feb. 23, 1907 — Aug. 27, 2003

Longtime Jamestown resident Gladys Mae Waddelow died Wednesday at a Sonora care home. She was 96.

She was born in Little Rock, Ark., and grew up in Pawnee, Okla. She married John Waddelow on Nov. 18, 1922, in Pawnee.

She lived in Jamestown for more than 60 years and worked as a clerk for JC Penney Co. in Sonora. She also had worked in the shipyards as a welder in 1943.

Mrs. Waddelow enjoyed her family, crafts and dolls, and was named Mother of the Year by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse in 1974.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Rita Bahten of Sonora and LaVerne and Tom Maszk of Soulsbyville; a sister, Ruth Souza of Sacramento; six grandchildren, Curt and Eric Bahten, Pamela Neher, Diane Belitz, Denise Dahlin and Deborah Plummer; daughters-in-law, Christine Cavalieri of Sonora and Bee Waddelow of Jamestown; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; two sons, Gilbert Waddelow in 1950 and Wallace Waddelow in 1999; two grandchildren, Gilbert Waddelow and Sharon Waddelow Guerney; two sisters, Ruby Maltby and Minnie Laritch; and a brother, Lee Maltby.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Donations can be made to WATCH Resources Inc., P.O. Box 7, Standard 95373.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty George

March 31, 1935 — Aug. 23, 2003

Longtime Chinese Camp resident Betty George died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. She was 68.

She was born in Bloodland, Mo., and grew up in Modesto. She moved to Chinese Camp in 1949 and lived there for 54 years. She was a homemaker.

Her family said her main loves were her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lloyd George of Chinese Camp; a son, Ronald George of Sonora; two daughters, Beverly George and Charlotte DeVoto, both of Sonora; three grandsons, Joseph Spahn of Groveland, Marvin DeVoto of Manteca and Nathan George of Chinese Camp; and two brothers, Marlin Posten of Ceres and Wayne Posten of Hughson.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Chinese Camp Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notices

BRADLEY — Violet Bradley, 83, of Columbia died this morning at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

HIRSCHMAN — Ronald Paul Hirschman, 73, of Sonora died yesterday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HARDY — Fred Hardy, 76, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HANREICH — Evelyn Hanreich, 91, of Tuolumne died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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