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Obituaries for June 7, 2012

Lee Francis Pacholl

April 24, 1959 — May 31, 2012

Lee Francis Pacholl, of Sonora, died May 31 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton. He was 53.

A native of San Jose, Mr. Pacholl spent seven years in the military and was a truck driver for 10 years. He lived in the Sacramento area, Sonora, and Rapid City. S.D., over the years, and recently returned to Sonora from Rapid City.

He is survived by his father, Francis Pacholl, of Sonora; his mother, Joan Dorstad-Lynch, of Sunnyvale; sons, Steven Pacholl and Rick Pacholl, both of Brentwood, Frank Pacholl, of Cameron Park, brfthers, Jon Pacholl, of Navarre, Fla., and and Robert Pacholl, of Sunnyvale; and a sister, Lynn Frasher, of Sacramento.

A private gathering will be held. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

 Frank Glenn Munger

June 11, 1925 — May 19, 2012

Frank Glenn Munger died May 19 at Avalon Care Center after a long illness. He was 86.

He was born in Detroit, Mich., to Glenn W. and Ella Elizabeth “Betty” Munger. He was raised in Grosse Pointe, Mich., where his father was an administrator at Hudson Motors and his mother was a housewife.

Two major interests which lasted throughout his lifetime were music and golf, which started during his school years. After high school, he went on to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He joined Alpha Tau Omega and played clarinet in the University of Michigan Marching Band. He majored in engineering.

World War II began while he was still in college. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was assigned to duty as a radio operator in Europe. After the war, he returned to the University of Michigan and graduated in business administration.

His parents moved to California when his father retired, and he came with them. They moved to a home on a golf course in Santa Cruz, and he moved to San Francisco where he worked in a bank and lived in a boarding house where he met his first wife. They settled in Los Altos, where their two children were born and raised.

He had by then taken a job as a sales representative for Insul-8, an electric company in San Carlos with affiliates in Canada, England and Australia. The company made electrical rail for transportation systems such as amusement park rides, airport people movers and port cranes. He soon became controller of the company and was its president for the last 10 years of his 35-year career.

His marriage foundered in 1975, and he married his second wife, Jackie Munger, on Feb. 11, 1978. They lived in Belmont and San Mateo.

He retired in 1987 and worked several years as a business advisor in Brisbane. Real retirement began when they moved to Gold Springs in 1993, where they lived for 16 years before moving to Sonora Hills in 2009.

He joined the Newcomers Club and Friends of the Library, where he tutored English and math for the English as a Second Language program. He submitted many of the questions used in the library’s annual Trivia Bee, and enjoyed playing bridge (including duplicate bridge),  Sudoku and crossword puzzles, listening to music, gardening, watching golf tournaments and playing with his calico cat, Luna.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Munger, of Daytona Beach, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn “Jackie” Munger, of Sonora; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Bill King, of Newhall; son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Tamara Munger, of Danville; stepdaughter Jan Wiesenfeld, of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren, Adam King, Brian King and Kevin King, all of Newhall, and Scott Munger and Katie Munger, both of Danville.

Services will be private. Donations may be made in his name to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County, 10040 Victoria Way, Jamestown, CA 984-5489. 

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Sherard Michael Andrews

Oct. 8, 1996 — June 1, 2012

Tuolumne County native Sherard Michael Andrews died June 1 at his home in Sonora. He was 15.                                  

He was born in Sonora to Paul and Theresa Andrews, of Groveland. He attended Tenaya Elementary school, where his father was a teacher, from the age of 2 ½ and continued there until his graduation in 2011. While at Tenaya, he participated in basketball and track. 

He attended Sonora High School for the 2011-12 school year, where he played freshman football and participated in wrestling.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Paul Andrews Sr. and Annie Jo Andrews, of Campbell; his uncle, Steve Pullen, of Groveland; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Sierra Bible Church. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Donna Eileen Davis

July 20, 1942 — June 4, 2012

Donna Eileen (Lumsden) Davis, of Sonora, died Monday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora of cancer. She was 69.

She was born in Stockton, the daughter of Howard and Olga Lumsden.

Mrs. Davis was a homemaker, property manager and retired caregiver. She was active at the Calvary Temple in Merced, where she helped with the senior food pantry and other food ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Richard Davis.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Maureen Lindsay, of Merced; Rhonda and Ron Trout, of Twain Harte; Howard and Victoria Judge, of Sonora, Margueritte Davis, of Merced; grandchildren, Thomas Judge, of Sonora, and Daylon Stoddard, of Sonora; a sister,and brother-in-law, Marcia and Dan Bennett, of Sonora; and many stepchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. today and a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, both at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora. 

Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. 

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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