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Obituaries for June 19, 2003

Jimmy Dean ‘J.D.' Jackson

Aug. 11, 1951 — June 13, 2003

Jimmy Dean "J.D." Jackson of Hathaway Pines died Friday at his residence after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 51.

He was born in Hollywood, and lived in Hathaway Pines for the past 13 years. He previously lived in Stockton.

He had worked for Pacific Bell for 32 years, and served as an elder in the Arnold Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was known as the "Singing Splicer of Calaveras County," his family said.

His passions centered around his family, his desire to help others and his devotion to God, his family said. His family said he cherished his friends, who knew him for his love of music, his engaging smile, his outstanding generosity and his unique sense of humor and creativity.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara Jackson of Hathaway Pines; two children, Levi Martin Jackson and Jaime DeAn Jackson, both of Stockton; his mother, Milly Jackson of Los Angeles; a sister, Cheryl Smith of Santa Clarita; in-laws, Jack and Jeanne Sahargun of Stockton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Chris and Matt Hedger of Hathaway Pines and Janet and Kevin Jorgensen of Stockton; 12 nephews and nieces, Michael and Lisa, Alicia and Raymond, Aubrey and Sheldon, Kevin Lee, Ashley and Ben, Jandy, Amy and Heather; and two great-nieces, Madeline and Natalya, who called him "Unk Baby."

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Jackson.

A service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bret Harte High School theater, 323 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Mary Patricia Ray

May 24, 1952 — June 15, 2003

Longtime Jamestown resident Mary Patricia Ray died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. She was 51.

She was born in Ontario, Canada. She lived in Jamestown for 20 years. She worked as a registered nurse for five years. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and camping, her family said.

She is survived by her mother, Anita Ellis of La Palma; a son, Troy F. Celaya of Tuolumne; two daughters, Maranda Dunn of Tuolumne and Kimberly Rizzuto of Turlock; three brothers, Tom, Carl and Harry Glaseo, all of Fresno; three grandchildren; and her good friend, Rod Cholez of Jamestown.

Services will be held at a later date.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Frances Catherine Gettman

Sept. 14, 1915 — June 13, 2003

Mary Frances Catherine Gettman of Murphys died Friday at her residence in Murphys. She was 87.

She was born in Lake City, Fla. She lived in Murphys for two years. She was a former resident of Arnold and Pleasanton. She was a legal secretary for 15 years and a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening and was an artist, her family said. She was a member of the Calaveras County Garden Club, Chapel in the Pines Church in Arnold, and National Association of Legal Secretaries.

She is survived by a son, Robert Gettman of Fremont; four daughters, Janet Gettman of Sonora, Catherine Gettman of Newark, Debra Lamb of Fremont, and Marilyn Hartford-O'Niell of Medford Lakes, N.J.; a brother, William Turner of La Jolla; a sister, Virginia Turner of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-

grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Gettman.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Chapel in the Pines in Arnold.

Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405 for Calaveras and San Joaquin counties, the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County, or Chapel in the Pines, P.O. Box 9, Arnold, CA 95223.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

ALDRICH — Jon Aldrich, 67, of Groveland died Tuesday at a Modesto hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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