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Obituaries for January 14, 2005

Lorena

G. Arellano

April 27, 1913 – Jan. 11, 2005

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Lorena G. Arellano died Tuesday at her home. She was 91.

She was born in Tuolumne. She lived in Grass Valley and moved back to Tuolumne where she was raised. She had lived in Sonora for 85 years and was a homemaker for 71 years.

She enjoyed outdoor activities, sewing projects, reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lupe Silvas, and Eddie Silvas, all of Fremont, Jim Silvas of Twain Harte, and Robert Silvas of Sonora; grandchildren and their spouses, Daniel and Jennifer Silvas of Riverbank, Laura and David Edmonds of Hayward, Serena and Brian Daland of Salida, Yvonne Silvas of Fremont, Jayme Silvas of Las Vegas and Jennifer and Jay Ellsworth of Eugene, Mo.; and great-grandchildren, Summer Silvas of Fremont, Austin and Katie Ellsworth of Eugene, Mo., Devin Silvas Waite of Fremont, Illianna Edmonds of Hayward and Dustin Michael Silvas of Riverbank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben G. Arellano, in 2002.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel.

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

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Joy

Lorraine Pasby

Aug. 10, 1931 – Jan. 7, 2005

Sonora resident Joy Lorraine Pasby died Jan. 7 at a Sonora hospital. She was 73.

She was born in Spokane, Wash., and had graduated from Rogers High School in Spokane. She was a licensed vocational nurse in Great Falls, Mont., at Columbus Hospital and later at Valley Medical Center in San Jose. She was also executive assistant with her husband's insurance agency, Dental Alliance of North America, in San Jose before retiring to Palm Springs and then to Sonora in 2001. She was trained as an emergency medical technician at San Jose City College.

She enjoyed singing, dancing, crafts, helping others, golf and cooking. Her family also noted her strong faith and love for her family, extended family and friends.

She is survived by husband of 53 years, Robert Lee Pasby of Sonora; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandra Pasby of Sonora, Edward and Libby Pasby of San Jose and Scott Pasby of Pioneertown, San Bernardino County; grandchildren, Jeremy P. Pasby, Lisa Zavala, Kayla Pasby, Cody Pasby and Hannah Pasby, all of San Jose; stepgrandchildren, Vincent Hargraves of Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, and Sheryl Meschede and Brian Hargraves, both of Auburn; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Beulah and Lee McMacken of Spokane; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Kathy Pasby of Spokane; nieces and nephews, Larry Kingen and David Morino, both of Los Angeles, George Kingen and Joy Fluke, both of Seattle, Jim Kingen of Yuma, Ariz., Donna Gates and Edith Peck of Spokane, Sherry Rickard and Lee McMacken of Spokane, Michael McMacken of New Zealand, Molly Toohey and Mary Beth Phipps of Spokane and Daniel Pasby of Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald McKennett; and sisters, Thelma Kingen and Myrtle Kingen. Her son, Michael Pasby, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, three days after her death.

A service will be held at a later date for her and her son, Michael.

Donations can be made to St. Patrick's Parish, 116 Bradford St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Michael

Patrick Pasby

May 6, 1964 – Jan. 10, 2005

Sonora resident Michael Patrick Pasby died Monday at a Sonora hospital of cancer. He was 40.

He was born in Great Falls, Mont., and had lived in Palm Springs for three years. He moved to Sonora three weeks ago to be with his family.

He was an actor, entertainer and singer. He graduated from Strasburg Institute in Los Angeles and received his degree from University of California, Los Angeles. He appeared in movies, including "Nixon" and "Catacombs," and many plays in Palm Springs, where he also received acting and singing awards.

Mr. Pasby is survived by his father, Robert Lee Pasby of Sonora; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Sandra Pasby of Sonora, Edward and Libby Pasby of San Jose and Scott Pasby of Pioneertown, San Bernardino County; nieces and nephews, Jeremy P. Pasby, Lisa Zavala, Kayla Pasby, Cody Pasby and Hannah Pasby, all of San Jose; aunts and uncles, Beulah and Lee McMacken and Larry and Kathy Pasby, all of Spokane; and cousins, Larry Kingen and David Morino, both of Los Angeles, George Kingen and Joy Fluke, both of Seattle, Jim Kingen of Yuma, Ariz., Donna Gates and Edith Peck of Spokane, Sherry Rickard and Lee McMacken of Spokane, Michael McMacken of New Zealand, Molly Toohey and Mary Beth Phipps of Spokane and Daniel Pasby of Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joy Pasby, who died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005; an uncle, Donald McKennett; and aunts, Thelma Kingen and Myrtle Kingen.

A service will be held at a later date for him and his mother.

Donations can be made to St. Patrick's Parish, 116 Bradford St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Harold ‘Hal'

W. Rowley

Feb. 28, 1912 – Jan. 11, 2005

Longtime Valley Springs resident Harold "Hal" W. Rowley died Tuesday at his granddaughter's home in Knight's Ferry. He was 92.

He was born in Wichita, Kan., and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. He also worked as general manager of Central Valley Lumber Supply for six years.

Mr. Rowley lived in Valley Springs for 31 years. He was a member of the Valley Springs American Legion Post No. 102 and served as its third vice president.

He was a master gardener and district supervisor for the Boy Scouts of America. He was also appointed director of the Boy Scouts for Area No. 3, which covers most of Northern California.

Mr. Rowley is survived by his wife, Edith Rowley of Valley Springs; sons, William J. Rowley of Seattle, Raymond H. Rowley of Stockton and Kenneth D. Hawkins of Valley Springs; daughters, Patricia A. Petridis of San Diego and Thelma L. Stockman of Stockton; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Stone Corral Community Church in Jenny Lind.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Giles

Elmer Tripp

Sept. 5, 1927 – Jan. 13, 2005

Giles Elmer Tripp, 77, of Sonora died yesterday at his home.

Mr. Tripp, a native of Worthington, Minn., served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

He lived in Pleasanton for many years and worked as a real estate broker at Harris Realty in Pleasanton. He also co-owned another real estate office in Pleasanton.

He and his wife owned a vacation cabin in Pioneer for 25 years and lived there full time for several years before moving to Tuolumne County five years ago. While in Pioneer, he was owner-broker of Tripp Realty.

A passionate golfer, he belonged to the Phoenix Lake Country Club Men's Golf Club. He also was a member of the Mace Meadows Golf Club in Pioneer and served on the Phoenix Lake Country Club Estates water district board.

Mr. Tripp also enjoyed wood working, and made flag poles and a bench at for the Phoenix Lake Golf Club. And he was very patriotic, his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Blythe Tripp of Sonora; three daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Mike Thurlow of Newman, Karen and Don Foster of Sonora and Susan and Geoff Pollard of Clayton, Walnut Creek area; six grandchildren, Matt, Christine, Jennifer, Lauren, Andrew and Kali; and a sister, Marion Turnage of Oakland.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert David Tripp, in 1986.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at his home. Cremation is planned.

The family requests remembrances be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Christine Janis (Tadd) Mead

Sept. 9, 1938 – Jan. 1, 2005

Former Sonora resident Christine Janis (Tadd) Mead died Jan. 1 at a French Camp hospital. She was 66.

She was born in the Sonora area and was the daughter of Brown Tadd and Alice Bailey Tadd. She worked as a dietitian for a state hospital and also as a cosmetologist. She most recently lived in Stockton.

Her family said she was a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk and was proud of her Native American heritage.

She is survived by her husband, Neal H. Mead of Stockton; and numerous relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Janet (Tadd) Vasquez.

Friends are invited to join the family at a celebration of life scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Building. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council, P.O. Box 699, Tuolumne, CA 95379 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Frisbie-Warren and Carroll Mortuary in Stockton is handling arrangements.

Notices

CAMPBELL — Gladys Campbell, 95, of Sonora died this morning at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

McGRATH — Anthony "Tony" Scott McGrath, 46, of Copperopolis died Tuesday at his home. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Church of the Ascension, 695 Main St., in Copperopolis. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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