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Obituaries for June 26, 2014

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Deborah Lynn Ogilvie

July 24, 1962 — June 16, 2014

Debbie was born at Mather Air Force Base hospital on July 24, 1962.

She died at her home in Angels Camp, comforted by her family, on June 16, 2014. She was 51.

She graduated from Cordova High School, and shortly thereafter, joined the U.S. Army where she spent the next four years, mostly in Germany. In 1988, she graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy where she started her career with the Patrol in Santa Fe Springs, then to San Jose, Dublin, Tracy and San Andreas. It was there she was involved in a traffic accident, not her fault, that ultimately forced her to be medically retired. Debbie obtained a Private Investigator License and operated business from an office in San Andreas and also from offices in her home. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and earned her Bachelors Degree in 2012.

Debbie was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2012 and thus began an over two year battle for her life. She was a strong person and vowed to fight it, and fight it she did, tooth and nail. She never gave up until the very end. She was a trooper and will be dearly missed and forever loved.

Debbie was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Alan Cranford. 

She leaves behind her mother, Donna Mae Ogilvie; her father, Larry Marlin Cranford; her step-mother, Carolyn June Cranford; her daughter, Nicole Christine Ogilvie, 15 years old; her sisters, Katherine Ann Williams, Jennifer Lee White, Heather Renee Cranford; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Foothill Community Church, 3710 Whittle Road, Angels Camp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Health Sciences Development, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820

You may also, of course, contribute to a charity of your choice.

Robert Frederick George Loll

Dec. 10, 1928 — June 18, 2014

Robert Frederick George Loll, 85, entered into rest on June 18, 2014, in Stockton, Calif. 

He was born in Detroit, Mich., on Dec. 10, 1928, to Frederick and Louise Loll. 

After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War. Later, after obtaining his degree, he worked in the aerospace industry for Lockheed for more than 28 years. Robert was very active in his community and a member of the Moose Lodge, Elk Lodge, and Habitat for Humanity; he served on the Chamber of Commerce in Chester, Calif. He was a lifetime member of the ARRL (WA6UPX). 

After retirement, he established a second career as a motel owner and operator at Chester Manor and Childs Meadow Resort. His hobbies included fishing, ham radios and golfing. He was a determined, generous and hard working man who loved his family. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Betty. He is also survived by his children, Dawn, Linda, Jeff, Brian, Susan, John; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and son, Michael.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Habitat for Humanity. 

John ‘JD’ Delton Hammon

Nov. 20, 1924 — June 16, 2014

John Delton Hammon, a Jamestown resident, passed away at the age of 89 on June 16, 2014.

John was born on Nov. 20, 1924. He was an operator and engineer for Standard Oil. He loved the outdoors, the “Bear Ranch” and spending time with his family. Earlier in life, John loved flipping houses with his wife, Ruby, and enjoying his two Cessna airplanes out at Buchanan Airfield. He exemplified the fruits of the spirit throughout his life, with a gentle caring love for the Lord and his family.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ann Hammon; his brothers, Gerald, Max and Leroy Hammon; and his sister, Wanda.

He is survived by his daughter, Ethel Ann Watson, of Orinda, Calif.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Kenneth Hammon and Virginia Harguth, both of Redding, Calif.

A service will be held at noon, Friday, June 27, 2014, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose St., Sonora.

Douglas Bixler

Dec. 9, 1941 — June 20, 2014

Douglas Bixler, a 34-year resident of Sonora, passed away at his home on June 20, 2014. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Bixler was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war and was a member of the VFW. Mr. Bixler was a teamster truck driver, and later became an operator of many different machines at the mill. 

He enjoyed cars, car restorations and camping with friends and family. Family always came first for him and he treasured his friends.

Mr. Bixler was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved brother, Carlton Bixler.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Tessey Lee Bixler, of Sonora; daughters, Melody Bixler, of Sonora, and Brenda Gorsky, of Sonora; son, Victor Bixler, of Jamestown; brother, Erle Carey, Jr., of Covert, Mich.; sister, Alice Pertilla, of Apache Junction, Ariz., and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and he was loved by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Columbia City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Sierra.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Raymond Edward
Clark Jr.

Sept. 9, 1926 — June 21, 2014

Raymond Clark Jr. was born in San Diego, Calif., to Raymond and Katherine Hughes Clark on Sept. 9, 1926. He was the eldest of four children.

Raymond served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He served aboard the USS McCaffery. After his service he went to work as a tooling processor for General Dynamics Convair, where he retired after 42 years. 

Raymond was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert James Clark Sr. and Donald Leroy Clark Sr.

He is survived by his sister, Mildred Patterson of Cincinnati, Ohio; nieces Sharon Ballard, Mary Stevens, Donna Daem; and nephews, Robert Clark Jr., Gerald Clark Jr. and Bruce and Charles Patterson.

Raymond lived in Chula Vista, Calif., for more than 60 years but moved to Tuolumne County in 2008 to live with his niece Mary Stevens in Jamestown. He attended the Christian Cowboy Fellowship Church in Jamestown pastored by Tom and Donna Modrell. Ray loved people and soon became a friend to all who met him. He loved to carry a pocketful of gold dollars to give to children he encountered just to make them happy and see them smile.

After his retirement, Ray became a regular visitor at children’s hospitals in San Diego County, where he visited and distributed stuffed animals to sick and injured children. He loved helping others, especially the youth. He also built wooden cages for many animal rescue groups. Raymond was well known for his friendliness, compassion and generosity.

Raymond’s hobbies included bowling, fishing, woodworking, arts and crafts and feeding the squirrels at Chula Vista Marina. He loved people and always tried to help others less fortunate and spent his life looking for ways to make others happy. He is remembered by so many for his smile and concern for them.

Ray spent the last months of his life living at Casa Viejos Assisted Living Facility in Jamestown. He loved the staff and was well cared for there. He made many friends there and enjoyed playing bingo.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Christian Cowboy Fellowship, Donovan St., Jamestown. Ray will be interred at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California.

Cards in remembrance of Raymond can be sent to 10541 Suzanne Court, Jamestown, CA 95327.

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 Death Notices in The Union Democrat are published free of charge. They include the name, age and town of residence of the deceased, the date of death; service information; and memorial contribution information. The deadline is noon the day before publication.

BEAUREGARD — Denys Beauregard, 61, of Tuolumne, died Wednesday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 


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