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Obituaries for May 13, 2003

Florence Wilson

Jan. 29, 1902 — May 6, 2003

Florence Wilson of Sonora died Tuesday, May 6, at Tuolumne General Long Term Care of natural causes. She was 101.

She was born in San Francisco and lived in Sonora for four years.

Mrs. Wilson, a homemaker, loved her small dog, Penny, who was taken care of by her friend Kathy Patch for four years.

She was married for 11 years to Ralph Arthur Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Caffo of Shasta Lake City; grandchildren Audrey and Rudge Wynn of Sonora, Brenda and Tom Lopes of Cupertino, and Dana and Lance Smith of Sacramento; and four great-grandchildren, Rachelle and R.J. Wynn of Sonora, Carissa Smith of Sacramento and Dalton Lopes of Cupertino.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, who was killed in the South Pacific during World War II.

There were no services. A burial was scheduled for May 9 in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Cemetery. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Margaret McGrath Rosasco

Feb. 18, 1907 — April 29, 2003

Margaret McGrath Rosasco of La Grange died Tuesday, April 29. She was 96.

She was born in Butte, Mont. She started teaching piano lessons after high school in San Francisco, and attended San Francisco State Teachers College and earned her teaching degree.

For 12 years, Mrs. Rosasco was a substitute teacher at local elementary schools. She also created many musical productions. She married her husband, Joe, in 1941, and continued to reside on their cattle ranch for more than 60 years.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sally Lowery of Lafayette, Louise Cunningham of Martinez and Nona Rosasco of Smith River; a dear friend, Roswita Murrieta of Merced; eight grandsons, Trey Jones of La Grange, Steven Jones of Anchorage, Alaska, Joe Jensen of San Jose, Will McDaniel, Billy Lowery of Orinda, Bob Lowery of Madison, Wis., Michael Lowery of Twain Harte and J.P. Lowery of New Berg, Ore.; and two granddaughters, Lisa Jensen of Coulterville and Joell Sayre of Carson City, Nev.; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Joseph C. Rosasco, preceded her in death by 17 years — he died April 29, 1986.

Her youngest daughter, Robyn, also preceded her death.

There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Contributions may be made to Margaret Rosasco Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5, La Grange, CA 95329. Neptune Society is handling arrangements.

Santos Joseph Guidici

June 1, 1908 — May 9, 2003

Santos Joseph "Sanch" Guidici, a longtime resident of Tuolumne, died at a Sonora hospital Friday, May 9. He was 94.

He was born in Sheep Ranch and was the oldest of seven children. He relocated to Tuolumne at the age of 13 and lived there for 81 years. He worked at Standard Lumber Company Door Factory, which was located at the J. S. West hardware store in Sonora, formerly Hales & Symons. He continued in the lumber industry and worked for Westside Lumber in Tuolumne, and later worked for Pickering Lumber in Standard. He retired in 1973. After retirement, he worked for several years at Summerville Elementary School as a custodian.

He married Mary Borzini in 1929.

Mr. Guidici was appointed the first male president of the PTA in Tuolumne, served on the board of trustees for Summerville High School for 12 years and held office for two terms as president of Italian Catholic Federation. As well as loving to hunt and fish, he liked to maintain his vegetable garden and make wine well into his 80s. He loved sports, especially baseball, and had played minor league for the Stockton Ports and Modesto Reds when he was young.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Louie Njirich of Sonora, and Kathleen and Nathan Burner of Ceres; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Linda Guidici of Fremont; two brothers, Baptiste Guidici of Tuolumne and Andy and wife, Dorothy Guidici, of Redwood City; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-

grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Borzini, and four sisters, Vanise Smith, Marie Colombo, Julia Niskern and Louise "Babe" Henry of Indianapolis.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tuolumne. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. tomorrow at Tuolumne Chapel, and a vigil will follow. A burial is scheduled following the Mass at Carter's Cemetery, Tuolumne. Donations may be made to Visiting Nurses, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Grace Yacovone

Sept. 8, 1907 — May 9, 2003

Grace Yacovone of Sonora died Friday, May 9. She was 95.

She was born in New York City. She lived in Sonora for one year and was a self-employed owner/operator of a grocery business for 25 years. Mrs. Yacovone was an avid gardener who took care of an orchard, and she was a seamstress.

She is survived by her a daughter, Faustina Coleman of Sonora; a brother, Guiseppe Nicoletti of Italy; three granddaughters, Angela Marie Serrano of Pleasanton, Grace Ann Ashmore of Beaumont and Yvonne Gisela Davis of Morgan Hill; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Marie Davis of Morgan Hill, Matthew Joseph Serrano and Alyssa Marie Serrano, both of Pleasanton, Vanessa Joyce Hernandez, Ariel Marie Hernandez, Katie Denise Hernandez and Rebecca Ashmore, all of Beaumont.

Her husband of 65 years, Onofrio Fred Yacovone, preceded her in death in 1983, and her son, Saverio Sam Yacovone, died in 1986.

A visitation is scheduled until 5 p.m. today at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel. She will be interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

James J. Rolston

Jan. 29, 1910 — May 6, 2003

James J. Rolston of La Grange died Tuesday, May 6, at his home in Don Pedro. He was 93.

He was born in Wroxter, Ontario, Canada, and had lived in Miraga since 1968. He lived in Don Pedro for one year. He worked as a self-employed real estate broker for 35 years.

He loved the mountains and the rivers. He married his wife, Maxine, in 1976.

Mr. Rolston is survived by a son, Brooke Rolston of Seattle; a stepson, Terry Benge of La Grange; two grandsons, Martin Rolston of Roseville and Eric Paul Rolston of Federal Way, Wash., and three granddaughters, Tiffany Rolston-Grimm of Fountain Valley, Caitlin Ann Rolston of Fairfax and Lisa Renee Rolston of Bellingham, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 2002, and a son, Lynn Rolston, in 1999.

No services are scheduled, and the place of rest is private. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

MCCONNELL — Geraldine McConnell, 99, died at her home in Columbia yesterday. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

PLOTNER — Frances Plotner, age unavailable, died at her home in Sonora yesterday. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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