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Obituaries for July 2, 2003

Stephen James Reynolds

May 30, 1958 — June 20, 2003

Tuolumne County resident Stephen James Reynolds died suddenly Friday, June 20, in Twain Harte. He was 45.

He was born in Sacramento and had lived in Tuolumne County for the past 18 years. He worked as a trainee for Tuolumne General Hospital for one year.

He loved tennis, football, basketball, hiking and the outdoors, his family said.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his father, Jesse A. James of Jamestown; his mother, Francis Shaw of Manteca; daughter, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Scharminn of Carson City, Nev.; adopted father, Virgil Pinelli of Fresno; four half brothers, Ron James of Tuolumne, Jesse O. James of Soulsbyville, Randy Pinelli of Lathrop and Rod Pinelli of Ripon; three half sisters, Sharon Andreasean of Confidence, Debbie James of Stockton and Cheryl Pinelli of Washington, D.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Soulsbyville.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Edward ‘Coke' Secora

Sept. 18, 1922 — June 30, 2003

Edward Secora of Sonora died Monday at his residence. He was 80.

He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and had lived in Tuolumne for 56 years before moving to Sonora six years ago.

He was shop supervisor for the Tuolumne County Roads Department for 23 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora, Sonora Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He was commissioner of the Tuolumne City Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for the Westside Lumber Co. in the 1940s.

He coached Little League, Pony League and women's softball for 35 years, and was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II.

Mr. Secora is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lori Secora of Sonora and James and Robin Secora of Tuolumne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Dave Birge of San Diego and Kathleen and Bob Hamilton of Sonora; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel.

Memorial donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Cheryl Ann Davis

Dec. 23, 1960 — June 27, 2003

Former Sonora resident Cheryl Ann Davis died Friday at her residence from complications of epilepsy. She was 42.

She was born in Mariposa and attended Merced High School and Sonora High School, from which she graduated. She lived in Merced for 25 years. She was a homemaker and mother.

She enjoyed crafts, horses, cooking, reading and loved children and animals, her family said. She was a loving mother and grandmother, her family added.

She is survived by her father, Herbert "Scoop" Davis of Sonora; stepmother, Barbara Davis of Sonora; mother, Cherry Walker of Merced; son, Cpl. Cody R. Clark of Twentynine Palms; daughters, Nicole Fuller-Pasley of Atwater and Stephanie Tadlock of Merced; brothers, Steven Davis of Modesto, Rick Davis and Kenny Davis, both of Sonora, and Greg Holtwarren of Sacramento; son-in-law, Justin Pasley of Atwater; a grandparent, Carol Davis of Mariposa; and grandchildren, Dennis and Tyler, both of Atwater.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Fuller.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Christian Church of the Valley, 2212 Cherry Ave., Merced.

Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Nadine George

May 2, 1929 — June 24, 2003

Former Arnold resident Nadine George died Tuesday, June 24, at her Dillon Beach residence. She was 74.

She was native of Pennsylvania and lived in Marin County for more than 30 years. She lived in Arnold for many years.

She was an avid San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers fan, her family said.

She is survived by her children, Bill George of Dillon Beach and Jeanine Jacobsen of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; grandchildren, Amy Farley of Hot Springs Village, Jean George and Janelle George, both of Dillon Beach, and Jennifer Woodward of Manteca; great-grandson, Braden Woodward of Manteca; son-in-law, Barry Jacobsen of Hot Springs Village; and daughter-in-law, Pam George of Dillon Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John George, and son Michael Allen George.

Services were held.

Memorial donations can be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265-0309, or by calling (800) 462-9273.

The Neptune Society of Northern California in Santa Rosa handled arrangements.

Arminda Rodrigues

Sept. 14, 1899 — June 23, 2003

Longtime Angels Camp resident Arminda Rodrigues died Monday, June 23, at a San Andreas hospital. She was 103.

She was born in the Azores Islands and lived in Angels Camp for 28 years. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Cathy Sage of Altaville, Mike Rodrigues of Stockton, and Valorie Farris of Sacramento; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, in 1976, and son, Joseph, in 1989.

A visitation is scheduled for 1-6:30 p.m. today at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the chapel. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Angels Camp.

Memorial donations can be made to the Robert Trueb Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 344, Angels Camp, CA 95221.

Notices

FRANZEN — Laura Elizabeth Franzen, 80, of San Andreas died Monday at a San Andreas hospital. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2600 in San Andreas. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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