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Obituaries for June 17, 2014

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Sharon Harshbarger

Sept. 24, 1957 — June 7, 2014

Sharon Harshbarger, 56, of Mi-Wuk Village, Calif., died on Saturday June 7, 2014, at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1957 in Illinois, the daughter of Frank Victor Harshbarger III and Mary Lois Harshbarger.

Sharon graduated from Livermore High School in Livermore, Calif., and attended Chabot College in Hayward. She was a long-time resident of Livermore then Manteca and finally Mi-Wuk Village in the Sierra Nevada,- where her family maintained a home for over 30 years.

She was known locally in Livermore as Gaby and Gabby Granny for her vivacious  personality. She worked for Terry’s Tree Service as a bookkeeper.

She is survived by life companion Bill Anderson; her two sons, Joshua Bankhead and Daniel Anderson; her four grandchildren, Adara, Ezrah, Moses and Noah and siblings Diane, Frank, Linda, Mary and Raymond.

Sharon battled ovarian cancer since her diagnosis in 2007. She was eternally grateful to her “chemo angels” who helped her survive via their treatments at Kaiser Permanente cancer treatment center of Modesto, Calif.

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HAMILTON — Mariann Hamilton, 51, of Sonora, died Thursday at Red Hills Recreation Area. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

NEWSTED — Wrina Jo Newsted, 82, of Tuolumne, died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SHAFFER — Hershel Lester Shaffer, 91, died Friday at his home in Jamestown. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

STULKEN — Mary Stulken, 82, of Twain Harte, died Saturday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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