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Obituaries for May 25, 2004

AnaMae F. McGee

July 30, 1908 – May 20, 2004

AnaMae F. McGee of Sonora died Thursday at a Sonora hospital after a short illness. She was 95.

She was born in Jerome, Ariz., and lived in Tuolumne for four years. She had lived in Sonora for nearly seven years.

She graduated from Fresno High School in 1928 and was the first Hispanic nurse to be trained at Fresno General Hospital's registered nursing program. She did her postgraduate training at Los Angeles County General Hospital in 1936.

Her nursing career included serving as the only nurse and medical services provider at Sugar Pine Lumber at Big Creek Powerhouse No. II in 1941. She also worked for 21 years for Dr. Russel Freeto in Fresno, 18 years for Dr. Nestler in Watsonville, eight years as directory of nursing at Manning Gardens in Fresno and seven years at Fresno Valley Medical Center of Fresno. She retired from nursing at age 72 and volunteered for the American Red Cr-oss of Fresno for two years.

Her family said she touched many people's lives during her career.

She was married in 1931 to Harold Dewey Frank for 18 years, with whom she had one daughter. He died in 1950.

Her family said she also raised her four grandsons. She loved her family, shopping, having a great meal, reading and ballroom dancing, her family added. She also was a deeply faithful Catholic and said a million rosaries, her family said.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dulce C. and Jolly Hanson of Tuolumne; grandsons, Ed Hanson and his fiance, Debbie Ahearn, of Tuolumne and Stephen Hanson and his wife, Judy, of Bakersfield; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Michael Hanson of Bakersfield and Ryan and Lacee Hanson of Turlock; a sister and brother-in-law, Carmelita and Henry Ortega of Fresno; nieces and nephews, Louise Smith of Garland, Texas, Henry Ortega Jr. of Fresno and Robert Ortega of San Francisco; and numerous friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Carmen and Stephen Garcia; brothers, Stephen and Alfred; a sister, Louise Garcia; and grandsons, Walter and Mark Hanson.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Avalon Care Center, 19929 Greenley Road in Sonora. A memorial Mass will be celebrated and burial will be held at a later date in Fresno.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any favorite charity.

The Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno is handling arrangements.

Clifford

Thomas Box

Feb. 18, 1942 – May 12, 2004

Longtime Murphys resident Clifford Thomas Box died May 12 at a San Andreas hospital. He was 62.

He was born in California and worked as a union truck driver in Northern California. He served in the U.S. Marines in Cuba from 1962-64. He moved to Murphys in 1983.

His friends said he loved Murphys and was known for his humor and camaraderie. People called him the "Mayor of Murphys," his friends added.

A gathering was held on Saturday in Murphys.

Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Ken Galloway

July 10, 1953 – May 19, 2004

Ken Galloway of Douglas Flat died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home. He was 50.

He was born in Woodland, Yolo County and lived in San Andreas and Angels Camp before moving to Douglas Flat. He worked as a parts clerk for various auto parts stores in Calaveras County, including Frontier Auto Supply, Calaveras Auto Supply and the Livery Stable.

Mr. Galloway is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debi Galloway of Carson City, Nev.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Jeffrey Wilkinson of Douglas Flat; brothers, Rick Galloway and Lynn Galloway, both of Dixon, Solano County; a sister, Sherry Nichols of Woodland; his father, Bud Galloway of Douglas Flat; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were held.

Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Tsutomu

‘Tom' Inaba

Nov. 6, 1927 — May 20, 2004

Tsutomu "Tom" Inaba of Copperopolis died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. He was 76.

He was born in Kona, Hawaii, and lived in Copperopolis for more than 10 years. He worked in the communications field for more than 30 years and served in the U.S. Army.

His family said he loved to fish and garden.

Mr. Inaba is survived by his wife of 47 years, Tak Inaba of Copperopolis; a son, Eric Inaba of Antioch; a daughter, Evelyn Inaba of Lakewood, Los Angeles County; a brother; three sisters; and his dog, Sam.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lucy Mary ‘Bunny'

(Chippindall)

Stovall

Oct. 27, 1913 – May 11, 2004

Former longtime Sonora resident Lucy Mary "Bunny" (Chippindall) Stovall died May 11 at a Bakersfield hospital. She was 90.

She was born in Alameda and lived in Tehachapi, Kern County, from the late 1950s through the early ‘60s.

She moved to Sonora in 1964 and remained for more than 35 years. She was active in community organizations and was a founding member of the Sonora Community Hospital Auxiliary. She logged thousands of hours of volunteer service spanning 35 years, her family said, and was honored by the hospital in 1999 for her volunteerism.

She moved back to Tehachapi in December of 2000.

She was a member of the Guild of Tehachapi Hospital and of the Newcomers Club.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jody Watkins of Tehachapi and Alan and Julie Stovall of Mount Shasta; stepdaughters, Lynda Chittenden of Mill Valley, Marin County, Betty Jo Balys of Salem, Ore., and Dana Brown of Sacramento; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Stovall.

A memorial service will be held in Sonora at a later date.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William A.

‘Bill' Williams

Nov. 30, 1934 – May 19, 2004

Longtime Copperopolis resident William A. "Bill" Williams died Wednesday in Copperopolis. He was 69.

He was born in Higginson, Ark., and lived in Copperopolis for 26 years. He worked as a lithographer for 40 years, most recently for United Can Company in Hayward. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

His family said he was an avid golfer and he loved boating and water skiing.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Barbara Williams of Copperopolis; sons, Anthony Williams of Sonora and Gerald Williams of Copperopolis; a daughter, Christy Lamkin of Wellston, Okla.; sisters, Cordie Carter of Newton, Ill., Virginia Morgan of Elko, Nev., and Fay Jones of Caballo, N.M.; and grandchildren, William "Will" Williams of Sonora, Garrett Williams of Granite Bay, Placer County, David Williams of Jamestown and Ashley Lamkin of Wellston.

Services were to be held today.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405 for Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

GONZALEZ — Davida R. Gonzalez, 85, of Sonora died this morning at a Sonora care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LITTLE — Charles "Howard" Little, 89, of San Andreas died Saturday at his home. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Peoples Cemetery in San Andreas. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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