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Obituaries for July 13, 2004

Shannon

L. Friehauf Sr.

Sept. 2, 1962 – July 8, 2004

Longtime San Jose resident Shannon L. Friehauf Sr., son of Calvin and Georgette Friehauf of Pine Mountain Lake, died Thursday in San Jose of heart failure. He was 41.

He was born in Bakersfield and had lived in San Jose for 39 years. He worked as a laboratory technician for electronic firms in San Jose for 10 years, including IBM for four years. He also worked in job recruiting and construction.

His family said he enjoyed Yosemite, fishing and was a black belt in karate.

Mr. Friehauf is survived by his parents, Calvin and Georgette Friehauf of Pine Mountain Lake; a son, Shannon Friehauf Jr. of San Jose; a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Kennedy Brown of Tigard, Ore.; a grandfather, George Barnes of Bakersfield; a nephew, Ryan Brown of Tigard; a niece, Jenafer Brown of Tigard; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Michael D. Hall

Aug. 21, 1941 – June 4, 2004

Former Long Barn Lodge owner Michael D. Hall died June 4 at a Turlock care home. He was 62.

He was born in Tucson, Ariz. He had lived in Turlock for 30 years. He owned and operated his landscaping business for two years and previously owned and operated the Honey Bear and Long Barn lodges.

His family said he loved the foothills, fishing and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the foothills.

Mr. Hall is survived by his brother, Steve Hall of Arizona; a sister, Marie Roybal of Arizona; a cousin, Wilma Mercer of Arizona; two nieces; a grandniece; and a grandnephew.

At his request, no services are scheduled.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rosalie E. Fouts

March 8, 1914 – July 9, 2004

Rosalie E. Fouts of Sonora died Friday at a Sonora care home. She was 90.

She was born in Denair, Stanislaus County. She lived in San Jose for many years and moved to Sonora in 1992. She was a homemaker for 70 years.

Her family said she loved family gatherings, being with her family, visiting and shopping and enjoyed Sonora.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jack McCoy of Sonora; a brother and sister-in-law, Byron and Pauline Ginocchio of Turlock; grandchildren and their spouses, Cindy and Bill Preskitt of Arizona City, Ariz., Alan and Therese Scroggs of Sonora, Jack and Beth Scroggs of Clayton, Contra Costa County, and Deanna and David Valente of Roseville; great-grandchildren, Kelly Scroggs and John Scroggs IV, both of Clayton, David Valente Jr. and Evan Valente, both of Roseville, and Jimmie Preskitt and Billie Jean Robles, and her husband, Joseph, all of Arizona City; nieces, Cherie Jackson, and her husband, Jeff, of Denair and Lori Ginocchio of Turlock; a great-great-grandson, Brandon Joseph Robles of Arizona City; and great-nephews, Brett and Byron Baker, both of Turlock, and Paul, Timothy, Jaymie and Jeffry Jackson, all of Denair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Fouts, in 1968; a daughter, Gloria Jean Spencer, in 1989; and a sister, Ruth Chappel, in 1997.

A graveside service is scheduled for noon tomorrow at Mission City Memorial Park in Los Gatos.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Elbert

Allen ‘Al' Hill

Aug. 5, 1923 – July 9, 2004

Elbert Allen "Al" Hill of Long Barn died Friday at his home. He was 80.

He was born in Yuba City. He had spent his childhood and teenage years traveling the western United States. He assisted his father in the family gold mining operations.

He graduated from Calaveras High School in 1941. After high school, he worked as a crane operator in the Richmond shipyards. He joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 and saw action in the European Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1945, and he immediately joined Operating Engineers Local No. 3. He worked for various contractors and housing developers in Alameda County.

His family said he met the love of his life, Jeanette, in 1945 while she and his sister, Liz, were walking home from school. He and Jeanette were married on May 4, 1947.

In May 1972, he was hired by Oliver DeSilva Construction as a superintendent. He stayed with DeSilva until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to their Long Barn vacation home, which they built in 1964.

His family said he loved fishing, traveling in their RV and volunteering at St. James' Episcopal Church. He was a dedicated member of the church and of the Masonic Lodge No. 113.

He was known by his friends and family for his loving kindness, charm, wit and the twinkle in his eye, his family added.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette "Jan" B. Hill; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Marti Hill of Winters, David and Karen Hill of Vacaville and Steve and Siobhan Hill of Mi-Wuk Village; grandchildren, Nicole Hill of Winters, Amanda and Janet Hill of Vacaville, and Daniel and Krystal Hill and Evelyn, Amy and Mary DeFelice, all of Mi-Wuk Village.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James' Episcopal Church in downtown Sonora.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program — Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 and include the name, city and state of the person the donation is dedicated to and the name and full address of the person who should receive notification of the donation.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Charles L. Zeiler

Dec. 24, 1927 – July 8, 2004

Charles L. Zeiler of Valley Springs died Thursday at his home. He was 76.

He was born in California and lived in Valley Springs for 10 years. He previously lived in Gilroy. He was the owner and operator of Kacey Jones Restaurant in Gilroy for 13 years. He also was a building contractor in Gilroy for many years.

Mr. Zeiler is survived by his wife, Celia Zeiler of Valley Springs; a son, Tom Zeiler of Mokelumne Hill; a daughter, Kacey Jones of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

At his request, no services are scheduled.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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