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Obituaries for January 28, 2004

Helen Holt Brisco

Jan. 28, 1914 — Jan. 21, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Helen Holt Brisco died Wednesday at a Sonora care home. She was 89.

She was born in Gravette, Ark., and was raised in Arkansas. After college, she moved to Ely, Nev., where she taught school. She later moved to Buena Park, where she worked as a cook at a truck stop. She also worked as the manager for the Anaheim High School cafeteria, retired in 1974 and moved to Sonora two years later. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Aronos Club and Sonora United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Jim Brisco of Columbia; a grandson, Jason Brisco of Jamestown; a granddaughter, Melanie Hamilton of Lovelock, Nev.; a sister, Nanjo Hays of Buena Park, Orange County; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Brisco, on Oct. 29, 1996.

A chapel service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. Burial is scheduled at the Masonic Cemetery in Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Florence Gallinger

Nov. 27, 1918 — Jan. 20, 2004

Florence Gallinger of Copperopolis died Tuesday, Jan. 20, at her home. She was 85.

She was born in England and lived in Copperopolis for three years. She previously had lived in Aberdeen, Wash., for 38 years. She worked as a clerk manager. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Elk's Lodge both in Aberdeen, Wash.

She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Center of Copperopolis; two sons, Melvin W. Gallinger of Othello, Wash., and Gary M. Gallinger of Spanaway, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Florence Ann Williams.

Services were held Saturday.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Dorothy H. Robertson

Nov. 30, 1912 — Jan. 25, 2004

Lifelong Tuolumne County resident Dorothy H. Robertson died Sunday at a Sonora care home. She was 91.

She was born in Soulsbyville and lived in Sonora all her life. She worked as a checker for Mark's Cleaners in Sonora for 37 years.

She was a member of Sierra Rebekah Lodge No. 245, the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, an affiliation of the Sierra Rebekah Lodge, and was past district deputy for the Sierra Rebekah Lodge. She was a 50-year member of the Sonora Grange No. 705, and a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, and a lifetime member of the Horseless Carriage Club of Modesto.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Carl Keller of Sonora; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Peg Johnstone of Sonora; a brother, Melvin Sutton of Sonora; sisters-in-law, Rosetta Sutton of Columbia and June Mylar of Soulsbyville; a grandson, Mark Johnstone of Twain Harte; two step-granddaughters, Lynn Towns of Sonora and Denise Mowlem of South Lake Tahoe; a step-grandson, Steve Keller of California; a niece, Carolyn Stuurmans of Sonora; and three nephews, Art Sutton of Columbia, Dick Sutton of Denmark and Mike Mylar of Soulsbyville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Robertson, in 1987; and by brothers, Walter and Leslie Sutton.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel.

Donations can by made to any favorite charity.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Julia C. Goff

June 17, 1918 — Jan. 25, 2004

Julia C. Goff of Sonora died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. She was 85.

She was born in Los Banos and had lived in Sonora for one year. She previously lived in Merced and managed various shoe businesses with her husband.

Her family said she enjoyed cooking, reading, writing stories, dancing and singing.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Gary Scorby of Twain Harte; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sharron Goff of Seattle, Wash.; and a granddaughter, Jaime Scorby of Twain Harte.

A memorial service is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte.

Donations can be made to UCSF, Fresno Alzheimer's and Memory Center, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 3313 No. Hilliard Lane, Fresno, CA 93726 with checks payable to U.C. Regents.

Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno is handling arrangements.

Harry Edgar Ramsey

Feb. 12, 1918 — Jan. 15, 2004

Longtime Murphys resident Harry Edgar Ramsey died Jan. 15 at a San Andreas hospital. He was 85.

He was born in Jones, Iowa, and had lived in Murphys for 20 years. He worked as a machinist for Lockheed for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Ramsey is survived by his sons, Barry Hunter of Oregon, and Bill Mallory of San Francisco; and a great-grandson, Justin Ramsey of Oregon.

Services were held.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Georgiette I. Sudheimer

July 1, 1923 — Jan. 16, 2004

Former Tuolumne resident Georgiette I. Sudheimer died Friday, Jan. 16, at an Elizabethtown, Ky., hospital. She was 80.

She was born in Tuolumne and graduated from Tuolumne High School, now known as Summerville High School, in June 1942. She lived for many years in Richmond and Oroville. She lived in Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1992-95 before moving to Rineyville, Ky.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Greg Williamson of Rineyville, Ky.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Carmen Sudheimer of Fairfield and James and Linda Moore of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; six granddaughters, Melissa, Amy and Sophia Sudheimer, Mandi and Molli Williamson and Donna Moore; a sister, Alice Alexander of Fair Oaks; and a brother, Orrie Gruwell of Sutter Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sudheimer; her parents, Dora and Orrie Gruwell; and a sister, Lois Reid.

Services were held Friday.

Wilson and Kratzer Mortuary in Richmond is handling arrangements.


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