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Obituaries for January 22, 2004

Edward John Alyanak

Oct. 4, 1923 — Jan. 16, 2004

Edward John Alyanak of Columbia died Friday at his home. He was 80.

He was born in New York to Armenian parents and earned degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and worked as an aerospace engineer for Goodyear, Bendix and Lockheed Corp. for 39 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 23rd tank battalion, 12th Armored Division, in Europe.

His family said he enjoyed traveling with his wife and had a passion for building and flying radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters. He was a member of Mountain Radio Control Flyers and Sacramento Valley Rotary Wings.

Mr. Alyanak is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Francis Alyanak of Columbia; two daughters, Nancy Alyanak Grace of Spring, Texas, and MaryJo Alyanak of Lodi; two sons, Ed Alyanak of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Richard Alyanak of Denver; two grandchildren; and lifelong friends, Stan and Kitty Weiss of Los Altos Hills.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James' Episcopal Church in Sonora.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370 or St. James' Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1145, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Cecelia A.

Lindstrom

Feb. 7, 1915 — Dec. 13, 2003

Former longtime Crystal Falls resident Cecelia A. Lindstrom died Dec. 13 at her daughter's home in Port Townsend, Wash. She was 88.

She was born in Atlantic City, N.J., to Amelia and Fred Eppler. She grew up in Los Angeles and married her high school sweetheart, Harold Walter Lindstrom, in 1936. They lived in Los Angeles and San Mateo until her husband's death in 1972. In 1973, she moved to Crystal Falls, which was her home for 30 years, her family said.

She was a longtime member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Sugar Pine and the Friday Club of the Sonora Seniors.

Her family said she enjoyed her many friends and fellowship activities. She performed in the past with the Sweet Adelines and served in the Women's Auxiliary of the Crystal Falls Volunteer Fire Department. She also spent many years engaged in textile crafts, stitchery and sewing projects, her family said, and she was an elegant and gifted seamstress.

Her family said her heart and her home always welcomed her family and friends.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Ralda Lindstrom of Reno, Nev.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Jim Hladecek of Port Townsend, Wash.; grandchildren, Roy Lindstrom and Rachel Brown, and husband, Dan, all of Reno, Nev., and Joel and Kristen Hladecek, both of Los Angeles; three great-grandchildren, Ronnie, Zachary and Jacob Bailey, all of Reno; a sister, Louise Gibbons of Alhambra; a brother, Fred Eppler of San Ramon; a nephew, Pat Gibbons, and his wife, Josie, of Arcadia; and a niece, Louise Jager, and her husband, Bill, of West Covina.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 24176 Pine Lake Drive in Sugar Pine. A reception and salad luncheon will follow the service.

She will be buried at a private family burial beside her husband at Skylawn Cemetery in San Mateo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 280, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346.

Kosec Funeral Home in Port Townsend, Wash., is handling arrangements.

Doyce ‘Mac' McAdams

July 25, 1934 — Jan. 18, 2004

Doyce "Mac" McAdams of Sonora died Sunday at his home. He was 69.

He was born in Gordonville, Texas, and later moved to Olton, Texas. He went to work at Oliver Tractor when he was 16, and later worked at Ford and Chevrolet dealerships in Olton. He moved to Santa Clara in 1972. He worked for Lincoln-Mercury in Santa Clara for three years before opening his own business, Mac's Automotive, in Santa Clara in 1976. He retired from the business in 1999 and moved to Sonora.

He was a former member of the San Jose Mountain Goats Jeep Club.

His family said his hobbies were fishing and camping, and he was an avid four-wheeler.

Mr. McAdams is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patsy McAdams of Sonora; a daughter, Paula Price of Sonora; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Marsha McAdams of Austin, Texas, Bruce McAdams of Sonora and Donny McAdams of San Andreas; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Brittany Price of Sonora and Breanna and Junior McAdams of McDade, Texas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kirk and Shari McAdams of Littleton, Colo., and L.H. McAdams of Garland, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bobby Daugherty of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers-in-law and their wives, John and Patty Holloway of Austin, Texas, and James and Pauline Holloway of Brownwood, Texas; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Hayter McAdams and Mona Lou (Holder) McAdams.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County or Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Irving Spaulding Jr.

March 4, 1922 — Jan. 19, 2004

James Irving Spaulding Jr. of Sonora died Monday at a Sonora hospital. He was 81.

He was born in McCook, Neb., and has lived in Sonora for four years. He was a past Boy Scout leader and past member of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as an office manager for PG&E for 35 years. He was a member of a Methodist church in Mariposa and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His family said he loved war history, reading and watching football. He loved his family and family gatherings, his family added.

Mr. Spaulding is survived by his son, Sam Spaulding of Mariposa; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Donaldson, and her fianc, Ray Rusche, both of Sonora, and Charlotte and Tom Berryman of Sparks, Nev.; eight grandchildren, Tom Sullivan, Debbie Hansen, Rainee, John and Frank Berryman, Ginger Martin, Sonja Spaulding and Tracy Meeker; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in August 2003.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown, CA 95327 or the Sonora Regional Medical Center, 1000 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Daniel ‘Danny' Richard Kemble

Nov. 24, 1960 — Jan. 15, 2004

Daniel "Danny" Richard Kemble of Groveland died Thursday from injuries suffered in an auto accident in Copperopolis. He was 43.

He was born in Oakland and lived in Groveland for a year and a half. He spent the majority of his career working for Berkeley Cement, but briefly co-owned and operated K&W Concrete Construction.

His family said he was a hard-working, fun-loving man who spent his most enjoyable moments with family and friends, and at his family's cattle ranch, owned since 1969, in Groveland.

Mr. Kemble is survived by his mother, Mary J. Kemble of Groveland; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Linda Kemble of New Zealand; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Julie Kemble of Groveland and Susan and James Randuch of Sonoma; and nieces and nephews, Jake, Jordan and Jenna Randuch, and Isabella and Francesca Kemble.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Kemble, in 1976.

A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Machado's Hillside Chapel, 1051 Harder Road in Hayward.

Machado's Hillside Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

BRISCO — Helen H. Brisco, 89, of Twain Harte died yesterday at a Sonora care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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