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Obituaries for February 27, 2004

William Morrison De Wolf

Feb. 6, 1928 — Feb. 23, 2004

William Morrison De Wolf of Sonora died Monday at a Sonora hospital. He was 76.

He was born in San Francisco and moved to Redwood City when he was 16. He attended Sequoia High School. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served two years, during which time his ship was anchored off Bikini Island in the South Pacific during testing of the atomic bomb. He met and married Mary Lou Chastain shortly after returning in 1948.

They lived in Palo Alto, then moved to Sunnyvale in 1954, where they lived for 34 years before moving to Sonora in May 1987. He worked in hardware sales and drove a bread truck and catering truck. In 1966, he learned how to bake doughnuts and opened his own doughnut shop, which he operated for 19 years before retiring.

His family said he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. De Wolf is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou De Wolf of Sonora; a son, Robert M. De Wolf of Sonora; daughters and son-in-law Barbara and Terry Ducey and Carol De Wolf, all of Sonora; a brother, David Wicksten of Sonora; grandchildren Brian De Wolf of Modesto, and Apryle, Julie and Sandra Ducey, all of Sonora; and a nephew, Alan De Wolf of San Jose.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty McLean.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Sonora Moose Lodge, 20921 Longeway Road, Sonora. Burial is scheduled at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Donations can be made to American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, or your favorite charity.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Anita G. Herrick

April 25, 1918 — Feb. 11, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Anita G. Herrick died Feb. 11 at her home. She was 85.

She was born in Fayetteville, Ark., and grew up in Hazel Valley, Ark., where she met and married Willard Herrick. They met in early December and were married two weeks later on Christmas Eve of 1937. They were married for 61 years, until her husband died in 1998.

She and her husband retired to Sonora in 1982 from Whittier, Los Angeles County, where she was a librarian for many years. She lived in Sonora for 22 years.

Her family said she had a passion for books, but always found time for cooking and sewing and was excellent at both.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue Mosley of Sonora and Linda Herrick of Huntington Beach, Orange County; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Peggy Herrick of Diamond Springs, El Dorado County; granddaughters Shannon Bettanini of Tuolumne, and Stacy Mosley and Jennifer Kloczko, both of Sacramento; a grandson, Ryan Herrick of Reno, Nev.; great-grandchildren Angelina Bettanini of Tuolumne, and Hope and Jordanne Kloczko of Sacramento.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the historic church at 19030 Standard Road in Standard. Burial was private.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Susanna (Riedel) Maddox

July 26, 1940 — Feb. 25, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Susanna (Riedel) Maddox died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital. She was 63.

She was born in Los Angeles and had lived in Tuolumne County for more than 60 years, most recently in Columbia. She graduated from Sonora High School in 1958 and attended college in Monterey and Modesto.

She met and married Gerald Maddox, then graduated from cosmetology school and worked as a hairdresser. She owned and operated Foxy Lady in Twain Harte, Karizma in Sonora and also worked for Hole in the Wall in downtown Sonora for many years.

She enjoyed gardening and was enthusiastic about life, her family added.

Her family said she enjoyed her travels to Italy, where she lived for two years, and Australia, both in her 40s.

She graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Okla.

She loved the Lord, her family said, and loved sharing her faith with everyone. At the Family Worship Center, she wore many hats, including the ministry of helps, prayer coordinator, manager of the church bookstore and Sunday school teacher, her family added. She assisted the minister and would preach in the absence of the Rev. Lewis Williams of the Family Worship Center.

She is survived by her son, Gerek Maddox of Lake Tahoe; her mother, Susanna Riedel of Columbia; sisters Joan Hodges and Marcia Watts, both of Sonora; many cousins, including Bonnie Gorgas of Sonora, and Greg and Jeff Riedel, both of Jamestown; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Family Worship Center, 18080 Blue Bell East in Sonora. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora.

Donations can be made to Family Worship Center, P.O. Box 5073, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Arthur P. Caccamo

March 12, 1912 — Feb. 25, 2004

Arthur P. Caccamo of Murphys died Wednesday at his home. He was 91.

He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where he had lived for 83 years. He had lived in Murphys for eight years.

He worked as a superintendent with Ohio Leather for 36 years in Girard, Ohio. He then became director of continuing education for three years for Youngstown State University before retiring.

He attended Ohio State for two years and graduated from Youngstown State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree.

He had been a member of the Elks Club in Youngstown, Youngstown Country Club and the American Leather Chemist Association.

Mr. Caccamo is survived by his wife of 28 years, Peggy Nard Caccamo of Murphys; daughters, Linda Nard of Murphys, Marcia Fletcher of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sherri Nelson of Angels Camp; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Clement, in 2003.

A private family burial is scheduled for tomorrow, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to Sierra Bible Church of Murphys, building fund, P.O. Box 351, Murphys, CA 95247 or Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Benn Whittington

July 24, 1963 — Feb. 23, 2004

Benn Whittington of Angels Camp died unexpectedly Monday at his home. He was 40.

He was born in Oakland and had lived in Angels Camp for four years. He previously lived in Queen Creek, Ariz., and grew up and attended schools in Livermore.

He worked as a distributor for Snap-on Tools in Angels Camp, and previously, he was an engineering technician for Intel Corporation.

Mr. Whittington is survived by his wife, Lisa Whittington of Angels Camp; a son, Travis Whittington of Angels Camp; a daughter, Terri Whittington of Angels Camp; brothers Charles Whittington of Camden, Ark., and John Whittington of Livermore; a sister, Kathleen Britton of Livermore; a granddaughter, Hope Sutton of Angels Camp; his father, Roy Whittington of Livermore; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Judith Neves of Tracy; sisters-in-law Jaimee Neves of Tracy and Traci Neves of Manteca; and brother-in-law Michael Neves of Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


DOUGLAS — Harold William Douglas, 88, of Groveland died yesterday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FAUGHT — Marilyn Faught, 71, of Jamestown died yesterday at a Modesto medical center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HAIGH — Lillian Haigh, 96, of Sonora died yesterday at a Soulsbyville care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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