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Obituaries for January 27, 2004

Mabel Buckholz

Feb. 21, 1918 — Jan. 24, 2004

Mabel Buckholz of Valley Springs died Saturday at her home. She was 85.

She was born in Berkeley and lived in Valley Springs for 16 years.

Her family said she was a homemaker and made her house her home with wonderful meals, pleasant surroundings and laughter.

She was a hard worker who loved to read and garden, her family added, and had a deep Catholic faith.

Her family said she loved her children and her husband.

She is survived by her son, Steve Buckholz of Linden; two daughters, Mary Turnbeaugh of Valley Springs and Jean Pettit of Missoula, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Amador, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642 or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1329 Howe Ave., Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Monte R. Matsler

March 2, 1933 — Dec. 15, 2003

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Monte R. Matsler died Dec. 15 at his Soulsbyville home. He was 70.

He was born in Texas and moved to California in 1935. He went to elementary and high school in Sonora.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Pittsburg, a heavy cruiser, with his brother, Harlyn Harris and friends, John Carter and Bob Comancho, both of Tuolumne. He was discharged in 1952 and married Nancy Nazarene in 1954. He went into construction work and was an expert in the concrete field, his family said.

He moved back to Tuolumne County in the 1990s and lived in Soulsbyville.

His family said he was loving and helpful to everyone.

Mr. Matsler is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Nazarene) Matsler of Soulsbyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Jennifer Matsler of Lake County and Jody and Susan Matsler of Sacramento; a daughter, Molly Ann Coker of Sacramento; a sister, JoAn Meeks of Sonora; a brother, Gary Harris of Sonora; a brother-in-law, Jim Nazarene of Sonora; an aunt and uncle, Susie and Ralph Stone of Sonora; a grandson, Jason Coker of Sacramento; three granddaughters, Lacy, Crystal and LeeAnne; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and three nieces, Laura Hacker and Leslie Green, both of Sonora, and Vicki Antonini of Southern California.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Amalee Creason, in 2000; and a brother, Harlyn Harris, in 1988.

A private family service will be held.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Emil Maximillian Muller III

April 7, 1935 — Jan. 6, 2004

Longtime former Cold Springs resident Emil Maximillian Muller III died Jan. 6 at a Honolulu hospital. He was 68.

He was born in Kula, Maui, Hawaii, and lived in Cold Springs from 1974-97. He graduated from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, in 1957. He worked as an architectural engineer and project manager for Bechtel Corp. of San Francisco for 37 years.

Mr. Muller is survived by his sons, Emil Muller IV of Sacramento and Russell Muller of California; a daughter, Virginia Rose Miller of Sacramento; companion, Audrey Wagner of Honolulu; former wife, Elaine Muller of California; a sister, Dorothy Metcalfe of California; and a grandson, Emil Muller V of California.

Services and scattering of ashes will be held Saturday in Punalu'u, Ka'u, Hawaii.

William Funeral Services in Honolulu is handling arrangements.

Wayne K.

Thompson

April 12, 1945 — Jan. 22, 2004

Wayne K. Thompson of Jamestown died Thursday at a Sonora hospital after a long illness. He was 58.

He was born in Boise, Idaho, and moved to California in 1979. He lived in the Bay Area before moving to Jamestown six years ago. He worked as a professional bus driver.

His family said he enjoyed square dancing, bowling and gardening, and that he inherited a green thumb from his mother.

He was a member of the Sonora Moose Lodge No. 2183 and served as its sergeant at arms. He also was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, E. Clampus Vitus and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tuolumne. He served as chairman of the church's All Saints Festival one year.

His family said he loved his grandchildren.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Maria Thompson of Jamestown; two sons, Ron W. Thompson of Houston and Marty A. Thompson, and his partner, Patrick Spike, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindy M. and Chip Stalkfleet of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Kateland O., Sarah Elizabeth and Benjamin B. Stalkfleet, all of Phoenix, and Tyler G. Thompson, Jordan W. and Claire Elizabeth (Thompson) McVey, all of Houston; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Deane L. Thompson of Fruitland, Idaho, T.S. Bud and Elverta Thompson, Danny D. Thompson and David L. and Joann Thompson, all of Boise, Idaho; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patsy Boutwell of Powder Springs, Ga., Mary L. and George Swank of Malad City, Idaho, Susan R. and Clyde Creed-Cunningham-Harris of Boise and Dorothy D. Hanau of Phoenix; a sister-in-law, Linda Kracke, and her husband, Tom, of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, James Weaver, and his wife, Carol, of Boise; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Coco and Charlie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Helen Thompson; brothers, Jimmy, Norman and Fred Thompson; a half-brother, Raymond Thompson; and a grandson, Nicholas R. Stalkfleet.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A vigil will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sonora. After the burial, the Sonora Moose Lodge will have a special ceremony for Mr. Thompson, followed by a reception at the Moose Lodge, 20921 Longeway Road in Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notices

LUNSFORD — Jimmie Lee Lunsford, 79, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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