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Obituaries for July 10, 2003

Jon William Aldrich

Oct. 31, 1935 — June 17, 2003

Jon William Aldrich of Groveland died June 17 in a car accident. He was 67.

He was born in Fullerton and had lived in Groveland for 24 years.

Mr. Aldrich was a longtime pilot who first soloed in 1961. He logged more than 5,100 hours in such aircraft as a Curtiss Jenny, PA-12, Baby Ace, Funk, Navion, Breezy, Bonanza and Wacos.

He was a lifetime member of the Experimental Airplane Association, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, numerous antique aircraft and Waco associations, and held commercial pilot ratings for single-engine land and sea, multi-engine land and free balloons. He also served for many years as a member of the local Airport Land Use Committee, Tuolumne County Air Sheriff's Volunteer Squadron and as a Federal Aviation Administration-appointed air safety counselor.

Mr. Aldrich is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Aldrich of Groveland; his father, Harry Aldrich; his son, Curtiss Ried Aldrich of Jamestown; his grandson, Adam Reed Aldrich; and a brother, James Aldrich of Soulsbyville.

No services are scheduled.

Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Martha Barnes

July 15, 1918 — June 17, 2003

Martha Barnes of Jamestown died June 17 at a Sonora hospital. She was 84.

She was born in Marysville, Kan., and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1940. She earned her teaching credential and master's degree in counseling in 1941.

She taught math and science in northern Missouri for two years and in Illinois for one year before she joined the Navy.

In the Navy, she received a credential as air navigation instructor and served several stations, ending up at the Naval Air Station in Alameda.

After World War II, she went to work as an accountant for recreation division at the Naval Air Station in Alameda. She resigned after 17 years and, in 1966, began teaching physiology and mathematics at Summerville High School. She became a counselor at the school in 1970 and retired in 1976.

Mrs. Barnes served as treasurer of the American Association of University Women for two years, on the Tuolumne County Mental Health Advisory Board for five years and as secretary of the Juvenile Justice Commission for three years. She was president of the Mill Villa Homeowners Association for one year and served on the board of the Homeowners Coalition of Mobilehome Parks of Tuolumne County.

Mrs. Barnes had no survivors.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Mill Villa Clubhouse in Jamestown.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Doris Winn

March 9, 1908 — June 19, 2003

Former Sonora resident Doris Estelle Winn of Deary, Idaho, died June 19 at a Moscow, Idaho, care home. She was 95.

She was born in Stockton to Samuel M. and Bertha E. Williams and spent her childhood in Jupiter. She attended Dear Creek School, then returned to Stockton, where she finished high school and attended business college.

She worked for a telephone company before marrying Clarence E. Winn of Colorado in 1928. She and her husband bought land and moved to Sonora in 1939. They raised turkey and cattle, and sold their ranch — now Christian Heights Estates — in 1969 before moving to Deary, Idaho.

She loved her family, gardening, canning and making jelly, fishing, country music and crocheting blankets for family and friends, her family said.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982 and maintained their home in Idaho until 1997; she then moved into an assisted living home.

Mrs. Winn is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Juanita Winn of Deary, Idaho, and Dave and Lois Winn of Troy, Idaho; 11 grandchildren, Laurie, Kathleen, Judy, Linda, Michael, Donald, Mitch, Dennis, Sharlene, Kenneth and Beverly; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Marie Wyckoff of Vallecito; and many nieces and nephews in California, Washington and Georgia.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kenneth C. Winn; daughter-in-law, Audrey Collings Winn; and three brothers, Carl K., Lawrence E. and Everett M. Williams.

Services were held at Troy Lutheran Church with burial at Pinecrest Cemetery in Deary, Idaho.

Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow handled arrangements.


BOOMER — Velta Boomer, 82, of Sonora died Saturday at her home. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ELTRINGHAM — Donna Eltringham, 74, of Douglas Flat died Tuesday at her home. A visitation is scheduled for 1-6 p.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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