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Obituaries for February 18, 2004

Albert ‘Tudie' Anderson

Aug. 9, 1930 — Feb. 13, 2004

Longtime Calaveras County resident Albert "Tudie" Anderson died Friday at his Vallecito home. He was 73.

He was born in Spooner, Wis., and he moved to California when he was 6 months old. He had lived in Angels Camp and later moved to Vallecito, where he lived for 19 years. He worked as a rancher.

He was a charter member of the Calaveras Saddle Club and Angels Gun Club and a member of the Calaveras Livestock Boosters and Calaveras Cattlemans Association. He was involved for many years in the Junior Livestock Auction at the Calaveras County Fair.

He worked as a trail packing guide starting in the 1950s at Kennedy Meadows. He loved the mountains, hunting and the Carson-Iceberg and Emigrant Wilderness areas, his family said.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Cathy Anderson of Vallecito; daughters, Cheryl Stanesic of Vallecito and Cindi Leonard of Billings, Mont.; brothers, Don Anderson of Murphys and Jim Anderson of Hilo, Hawaii; sisters, Norma Brown of Modesto and Delores Kelly of Keithville, La.; an uncle, Jack Voitich of Murphys; grandchildren, Jeremy Leonard, Danica and Barbara Stanesic, and Ace, Shannon and Lisa Anderson, all of Vallecito.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne, in December 2003.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Angels Gun Club.

Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William Ross Dauth

March 30, 1920 — Feb. 4, 2004

Former Pine Mountain Lake resident William Ross Dauth died Feb. 4 at a Redwood City hospital. He was 83.

He was born in Tonopah, Nev. He had received a degree in physics and math from Pomona College.

His family said he proudly served his country for 52 years, spending 25 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and squadron commander. He was a veteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he worked in the aerospace industry on government contracts for 27 years.

He bought property in Pine Mountain Lake in 1973 and moved there in 1995, when he retired at age 75. He moved to Sacramento in December 2002 and later to Redwood City.

One of his favorite pastimes was golf, his family said.

Mr. Dauth is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathryne (Knowles) Dauth of Redwood City; four children and their spouses, Robert McCullough of Sausalito, Marin County, Mary and Peter Brown of Redwood City, and Beth and Mark Chapel and John and Kim Dauth, all of Groveland; grandchildren, Natalie Larsen, and her husband, Erik, of San Francisco, Heather and Tyler Brown, both of Redwood City, Nathan Chapel, and his wife, Jasmine, of Portland, Ore., Justin Chapel of San Jose, Lindsay Chapel of San Francisco and Chelsea, Derek, Katelyn and J.W. Dauth, all of Groveland; a great-granddaughter, Amelia Larsen; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Gordon Thompson of Montrose, Los Angeles County.

Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Woodside Chapel of Crippen and Flynn in Redwood City handled arrangements.

Sylvia Kauppi

July 30, 1916 — Feb. 12, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Sylvia Kauppi died Thursday at a Jackson hospital. She was 87.

She was born in Stannard, Mich., and had lived in Sonora for 28 years. She was a homemaker for 67 years.

She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

Her family said she enjoyed bowling, crocheting and pinochle.

She is survived by her sons, Donald Kauppi of Angels Camp and Kenneth Kauppi of Iowa City, Iowa; a granddaughter, Erika Kauppi of Portland, Ore.; and a grandson, Christopher Kauppi of Iowa City, Iowa.

Private family services are scheduled.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Patricia Joan Morris

Sept. 7, 1929 — Feb. 14, 2004

Patricia Joan Morris of Groveland died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. She was 74.

She was born in Indianapolis and had lived in Groveland since 1996.

She is survived by her husband, Irvin E. Morris of Groveland; sons, Robert J. Morris of Manteca and Kelly L. Morris of Hemet, Riverside County; a granddaughter, Daphne D. Morris of Manteca; a grandson, Robert B. Morris of Manteca; and a great-granddaughter, Kimberly A. Wise of Manteca.

Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno is handling arrangements.

Teresa ‘Teri' Telles

April 16, 1960 — Feb. 11, 2004

Teresa "Teri" Telles of Sonora died unexpectedly Feb. 11 at a Sonora hospital. She was 43.

She was born in Los Angeles and had lived in Sonora for more than 15 years. She worked as a chef at Sullivan's Creek restaurant and the Sonora Inn for five years. She was a member of the Sierra Aids Council.

Her family said she loved the outdoors, including camping and hiking with her walking stick.

She loved her dog, Zelda, her birds, drums and traveling, her family added.

She is survived by her companion, Jennifer Randall of Sonora; a son, Max Lyson-Froese of Sonora; sisters and brother-in-law, Robyn Telles of Montclair, San Bernardino County, Helen "Cookie" Gerow of Sebastopol, Carmen and Michael Clark of Twain Harte and Linda Gerow of Sebastopol; an aunt, Barbara Wilson of Claremont, Los Angeles County; an uncle and aunt, Luis and Theresa Telles of Claremont; a niece, Skyler Telles of Montclair; nephews, Andrew and Michael Clark, both of Twain Harte, and Shane Terrell of Sebastopol; great nieces, Shayna Terrell of Sebastopol and Amber Clark of Twain Harte; a great nephew, Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol; and numerous other family and friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Lois Elaine Townsend

March 31, 1925 — Feb. 14, 2004

Lifelong Sonora resident Lois Elaine Townsend died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. She was 78.

She was born in Sonora and lived here all her life. She worked as a retail clerk for 20 years.

She also worked for Mundorf's Hardware for many years and spent many summers working at Kennedy Meadows running the general store. Her family settled in Soulsbyville in the mid-1800s. She was involved with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse.

Her family said she loved camping, fishing, traveling and the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nev.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Melvin Townsend of Sonora; son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Townsend of Soulsbyville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Nettie White of Jamestown; grandchildren, Eric "Rick" DuTemple of Lodi, Nikole Nichols of Morgan Hill, Trevor Townsend of Heber, Utah, and Brian Townsend of Sonora; great-grandchildren, Megan DuTemple of Morgan Hill, and Kaylie Townsend of Sonora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra DuTemple; a brother, Tom White; and a sister, Holly Ryan.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 or the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program-Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.

For the American Diabetes Association, include the name, city and state of the person the donation is dedicated to (Lois Elaine Townsend) and the name and full address of the person who should receive notification of the donation.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notices

DAVIS — Lewis A. Davis, 71, of Vallecito died Feb. 9 at a San Francisco medical center. Neptune Society of Northern California in Stockton is handling arrangements.

KUFF — Kathryn Kuff, 90, of Sonora died this morning at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SHERWIN — Jane Sherwin, 74, of Sonora died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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