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Obituaries for July 19, 2012

Jacqueline (Matthews) ‘Jackie’ Austin

October 29, 1927 – July 14, 2012

Greeley Hill resident Jacqueline (Matthews) “Jackie” Austin died Saturday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 84. 

Mrs. Austin was born in Borger, Texas, and lived in Sonora for 31 years. 

She was a member of the Greeley Hill Senior Center and volunteered at its thrift store. She was a member of Wildwood Chapel in Greeley Hill and Sonora Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and fishing. 

Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Olen Austin in 1999. 

She is survived by her children, Jerry Austin, of Grass Valley, Kenny Austin, of Arbuckle, and Judy (Austin) Hazen, of Discovery Bay; siblings, Henry Matthews, Johnny Matthews and Frances Munsell; grandchildren, Amber Austin, Kelsey Austin, Chase Hazen, Layne Austin, Kyle Hazen and Reed Hazen; and one great-grandchild. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Society, 1-800-955-4572 or visit www.lls.org. 

A memorial service was scheduled at noon today at Sonora Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Franklin Fred Fish

Dec. 14, 1933 — July 10, 2012

Jamestown resident Franklin Fred Fish died July 10 at his home. He was 78. 

Mr. Fish was born in Bedford, Ind., to Clarence and Joy Fish.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and was stationed in several different cities and countries as part of his 25-year service. 

In 1953, he was stationed at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, where he met Hughson native Corrine B. Libby. They wed in 1954. 

He served two tours in Europe over seven years. He served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. He earned numerous honors throughout his military career, including a Bronze Star. 

He retired in 1976 and moved to Modesto, where he bought and remodeled a home. He later moved to Knights Ferry before settling in Jamestown 13 years ago.

He enjoyed traveling and he and his wife often would caravan with friends in motorhomes. They visited nearly all 50 states. He also enjoyed fishing at New Melones Reservoir. 

Mr. Fish was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Joy Fish; his son, Anthony “Tony” Fish; his brother, Mike Fish; and his sister, Barbara Ray.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Corrine “Connie” Fish, of Jamestown; children and their spouses, Franklin Ray Fish and wife, Judy, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Diane G. Hislop, of Sonora, Kenneth A. Fish and his wife, Kerrie, of Modesto, and Kevin D. Fish, of Modesto; his brother, Charles Fish; grandchildren, Kristy Healy and her husband, Dermot, Rebecca Gomez and her husband, James, Jennifer Fish, Hank Hislop, Heather Jackson and her husband, Chase, and Jared Fish; and three great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jamestown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 358, Jamestown, CA 95327.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rawhide Mobile Home Park clubhouse in Jamestown.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Jack Junior Galvin

Oct. 23, 1921 — July 13, 2012

Former Mother Lode resident Jack Junior Galvin died Friday at the Respite Care of Eskaton near Sacramento. He was 90.

Mr. Galvin was born in San Francisco to John T. and Anita (Thom) Galvin. 

He grew up in Redwood City and played football at Sequoia Union High School, Modesto Junior College, and eventually became an All Conference tight end for San Jose State University. 

While on the San Jose State team he traveled to Hawaii for a game and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. He joined the Marines and served in the Samoan Islands until 1945.  

He later returned to San Jose State and studied to become a commercial artist. He eventually earned a master’s degree and teaching credential and taught fine arts at Hayward and Castro Valley high schools. 

He married Lillian Hamilton in 1944 and they settled in Danville until they retired to Arnold in 1982. They relocated to Columbia in 1997. 

After the death of his first wife in 2000, Mr. Galvin met and married Joyce Bell. They lived in Citrus Heights from 2005 on.

Mr. Galvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Hamilton, in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Bell, of Citrus Heights; his children, Bonnie J. Zucko, of Volcano, Kathleen Galvin, of Boone, N.C., Kelly Galvin, of Sacramento, and Timothy Galvin, of Rough and Ready, Nevada County; his stepchildren, Ted Bell, of Sacramento, Brenda Greco, of Novato, Becky Weston, of Citrus Heights, and Bonnie Grilly, of Colorado;  his sister, Shirley Nell, of Windsor; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

A military service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon.

Lind Brothers Mortuary is handling arrangements. 

Maisie Elaine (Smith) Schachten

July 9, 1917 — July 16, 2012 

Murphys resident Maisie Elaine (Smith) Schachten died Monday at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital in San Andreas. She was 95.

Mrs. Schachten was born in the San Francisco Bay Area to Harry and Daisy Smith.

She married Lenwood M. Schachten before World War II and they settled in his hometown of Murphys. 

She enjoyed playing bridge and sang in several church choirs. 

She worked as a physical therapist at Bret Harte Sanitorium for many years. She finished her medical career at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton. She then spent the last 35 years running Schachten’s Cabinet Shop with her husband until his death in 1995.

Mrs. Schachten was preceded in death by her husband, Lenwood Schachten; parents, Harry and Daisy Smith; and her siblings, Evelyn Fisher and Lowell Smith. 

She is survived by sons, Tom Schachten, of Driggs, Idaho, and James Schachten, of Pine Grove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys. 

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Neil E. Turner

Feb. 18, 1921 — July 11, 2012

Tuolumne resident Neil E. Turner died July 11 at home. He was 91. 

Mr. Turner was born in Waltham, Mass.

He served in the U.S. Army ordnance division in Europe during World War II from 1942 to 1944. He owned several businesses throughout his career, including Turner Sports and Marine in San Lorenzo and Snowmobile Adventure Tours in Strawberry. 

He owned the Soaking Station and Sierra Village Video until a fire in the 1980s. After the fire he only rebuilt Sierra Village Video, which he ran until his retirement in the late 1980s.

He relocated to Strawberry in 1975 and lived there until moving to Tuolumne in 2001. 

He established the Northern California Marine Association in 1972 and served as executive director for many years. 

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia H. Turner, of Tuolumne; children, Virginia Cummins, of Union City and J. Scott Turner, of Syracuse, N.Y.; stepsons, Glenn Marciel, of Castro Valley, Gregory Marciel, of Henderson, Nev., and Gary Marciel, of Castro Valley; grandchildren, Leslie Harris, Chris Cummins, Alexandra Marciel, Ariana Marciel, Jackie Turner, Emma Turner, Kirk Marciel and Emily Marciel; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370.

A celebration of life will be held at noon July 29 at Donnell Vista.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Jonathan Doyle Lee

Aug. 15, 1985 — July 15, 2012

Sonora resident Jonathan Doyle Lee died after a long illness Sunday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 26.

Mr. Doyle was born in Fairfield and his family moved to Sonora 12 years ago.

He is survived by his mother, Laura Griffiths, of Sonora; his stepfather, Glen Griffiths, of Sonora; siblings, Jeremy Lewis, Ashley Griffiths, Barbara Crone, Clarissa Crone, Laura Reid Stewart and Aaron Reid; his grandparents, LaVerne Lee, Margaret Griffiths and Shoshanna and Patrick Adams.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Anglican Church in Sonora. 

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 


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