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Obituaries for December 12, 2003

Rose Barone

Nov. 23, 1919 — Dec. 7, 2003

Rose Barone, 84, of Sonora died Sunday at her home.

Mrs. Barone, a homemaker, was born in New York and lived in Sonora for six years.

Her family said she enjoyed cooking and sewing and loved life.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Barone of Sonora and Richard Barone of San Jose; a sister, Lena Trievieri of New York; two brothers, Albert Astalfa of New York and Joseph Astalfa of Los Gatos; two sisters, Mary Ruffo of Hollister and Julia Spina of Virginia; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 18 nieces and nephews.

Private family services are planned. Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.

John ‘Jack' Walter Burroughs Sr.

April 23, 1918 — Dec. 7, 2003

John "Jack" Walter Burroughs Sr. of Jamestown died Sunday at his home. He was 85.

He was born in Catskill, N.Y. He moved to Twain Harte from the Bay Area in 1976. He lived in Twain Harte for 26 years and then in Jamestown for one year. He was a member of the Rotary clubs in Berkeley and Oakland for 30 years. He was a member of Twain Harte Golf Club.

His family said he loved backpacking, the outdoors, fishing and camping.

Mr. Burroughs is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Burroughs of Jamestown; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Earl and Edelgard Burroughs of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Gay and Alan Farley of Carson City, Nev.; stepchildren, John Drake and wife, Marcy, of Reno, Nev., Debi and Gina Drake, and Diane Martin; a sister, Dorothy Brooks of Livermore; a daughter-in-law, Donna Burroughs of Sugar Pine; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Burroughs Jr.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Chapel in the Pines in Twain Harte.

Donations can be made to Chapel in the Pines Food Closet, 18580 Cherokee Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Claire T. (Stallings) Jedlicka Kirkendall

Dec. 19, 1935 — Dec. 5, 2003

Claire Kirkendall of Soulsbyville died Friday, Dec. 5, at a Santa Barbara hospital. She was 67.

She was born in Santa Barbara to Francis and Catherine Stallings. She was raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Barbara Catholic High School in 1954. She moved to attend college in San Francisco, where she studied nursing. During a summer vacation in Santa Barbara, she met Donald Jedlicka. They were married at San Roque Church in 1956.

Her family said she enjoyed her work at local hospitals while her husband attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. They lived in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara when her husband died in 1970.

She moved to Sonora, where she met and married Fred Kirkendall in 1993. They lived in Soulsbyville.

Her family said she enjoyed reading and gardening, and roses were always her favorite. She was an exceptional cook, and family and friends always enjoyed whatever she whipped up, her family added. She enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, and her favorite trips included driving to New Mexico to visit her sisters-in-law, Gladys Baca and Elsie Kirkendall, and trips to Lake Casitas to visit her sister-in-law and late brother. Her family said meeting up with friends at Lake Cachuma was also a delight.

She is survived by her husband, Fred "Kirk" Kirkendall of Sonora; a son, Kevin Jedlicka of Sonora; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Michael McAllister of Santa Barbara; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Doris Stallings of Santa Barbara, and Phillip and Carol Stallings of Portland, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Goldena Stallings of Ojai, Ventura County; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Donald Jedlicka; brothers Francis and Thomas Stallings; her twin sister, Collette Dickman; and an infant sister, Mary Stallings. A funeral service in Santa Barbara was to be held today. A memorial service will be held in Sonora at a later late.

Donations can be made in her memory to The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, 2410 Fletcher Street, Suite 104, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in Santa Barbara is handling arrangements.

John J.

Klaverweiden

Feb. 16, 1951 — Dec. 9, 2003

John J. Klaverweiden of Sonora died suddenly Tuesday at his home of a heart attack. He was 52.

He was a native of Scotia, Humboldt County. He moved to Sonora in 1955, where he attended Sonora Elementary School and graduated from Sonora High School in 1969. He worked as a laborer. He lived in and around Sonora most of his life, except for 10 years in Hawaii, and moved back to Sonora earlier this year.

His family said he was known to write many "Letters to the Editor" for the Union Democrat.

Mr. Klaverweiden is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sally and Len Barker of Gridley; his father, Bob Klaverweiden of Sonora; a brother, Rick Klaverweiden of Sonora; nephews, Ken and Josh Klaverweiden both of Sonora; and a niece, Kimberly Klaverweiden of Sonora.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 or Salvation Army of Tuolumne County, P.O. Box 654, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Penny Lynn

Trotter

June 27, 1946 — Dec. 11, 2003

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Penny Lynn Trotter died yesterday at a Sonora hospital after a long illness. She was 57.

She was born in Hayward. She lived in Tuolumne County from 1973-99, until she and her husband moved to Cove, Ore. She returned to Sonora six months ago. She grew up in Castro Valley and graduated from Hayward High School in 1964. She managed Pine Mountain Lake Country Club in Groveland during the late '70s and '80s, and later was a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Trotter Welding. She had also worked for Paul Raupach.

Her family said she loved music and dance, especially tap, toe and ballet. She collected clowns, liked fast cars and used to race Sprint cars. She enjoyed playing Mrs. Claus to her husband's Santa Claus, her family added. While she was in Oregon, she enjoyed the birds and wildlife.

Her family said family was always her first love and greatest priority.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Bob Trotter of Cove, Ore.; daughters Stacy Barnett of Jamestown and Kim Ledwick of Twain Harte; stepsons Robert and Chris Trotter, both of Sonora; her mother, Edna Gordon of Hayward; sisters Doreen Aguilar of Oakland and Patricia Horen of Brentwood; her best friend, Cathy Hattich of Martinez; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Donald Gordon (Kelly).

A celebration of life is scheduled for noon Monday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A private family burial is scheduled at the Masonic Cemetery in Sonora.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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