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Obituaries for May 29, 2003

Rebecca Jo East

April 23, 1979 — May 26, 2003

Rebecca Jo East died Monday from injuries suffered in a car accident on Parrotts Ferry Road. She was 24.

She was a fourth-generation Jamestown native.

She was a graduate of Jamestown Elementary School and was in the Campfire Girls and Girl Scouts. She later volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. At camp, her nickname was "Tigger."

She graduated from Sonora High School in 1997. While in high school, she participated in choir.

She was a babysitter and was a day-care worker after she graduated from Sonora High. She also worked at Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency's for the Jamestown HeadStart center. She loved kids, and being with her family and friends, her family said, and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her parents, Lori and Everett East of Jamestown; two brothers, Trever East of Jamestown and Everett East Jr. of Colorado.; her grandparents, Lois and Jex Baldwin of Sonora; a great-grandmother, Leona Atkinson of Ripon; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Ramona and Walter East, both in 1987.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse Clubhouse in Jamestown. A private family inurnment will be held at Mountain Shadow Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to Infant-Child Enrichment Services (ICES), 14326 Tuolumne Road, Sonora, or A-TCAA's HeadStart center on Fourth Avenue in Jamestown or Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency's (ATCAA), Jamestown HeadStart center, 427 N. Highway 49, Suite 103, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Anthony ‘Tony' Ramon Olson

Aug. 22, 1979 — May 26, 2003

Anthony "Tony" Ramon Olson of Jamestown died Monday from injuries suffered in a car accident on Parrotts Ferry Road. He was 23.

He was born in Sun Valley and moved here to be near his brother, Eddie, his family said. He attended Tioga High and graduated from Coulterville High School in 1999. He worked at Cost-U-Less as a butcher.

He loved being with friends and enjoyed cooking, barbecuing, playing softball, and having a good time. His family remembers him as a man who liked everybody he met, and was truly loved by his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Olson of Jamestown; a sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Jason Deon of Henderson, Nev.; two nephews, Teagan and River Deon of Henderson; his uncles, Jose Acosta of Greeley Hill and Edward Acosta and his family of Costa Rica; an aunt, Maria Acosta of Redondo Beach; and cousins Adam, Casey and Kyra Acosta, all of Redondo Beach.

A donation jar is set up at the Whistle Stop Mini Mart in Jamestown to help the family pay for services.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.

Edward ‘Eddie' Olson III

Jan. 31, 1978 — May 26, 2003

Edward "Eddie" Olson III of Jamestown died Monday from injuries suffered in a car accident on Parrotts Ferry Road. He was 25.

He was born in Richmond, moved to Groveland in December 1997, and then to Jamestown two years ago, where he shared a house with a couple of friends.

Both he and his brother, Tony, who died in the same accident, were good, hard-working kids, their family said.

He worked at Wal-Mart as a support manager and attended Columbia College.

He is survived by his his mother, Barbara Olson of Jamestown; a sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Jason Deon of Henderson, Nev.; two nephews, Teagan and River Deon of Henderson; his uncles, Jose Acosta of Greeley Hill and Edward Acosta and family of Costa Rica; an aunt, Maria Acosta of Redondo Beach; and cousins Adam, Casey and Kyra Acosta, all of Redondo Beach.

Donations are being accepted at Wal-Mart's customer service desk and at the Whistle Stop Mini Mart in Jamestown to help the family defer costs.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora.

Nancy J. Savage

Dec. 18, 1931 — May 20, 2003

Nancy J. Savage, a longtime resident of Tuolumne County, died Tuesday, May 20, at her home in Jamestown. She was 71.

Mrs. Savage lived in Cow Creek for 23 years with her husband, Dick, and spent her last three winters at their home in Jamestown. She and her husband were married for 46 years.

She was born and grew up in Hopwood, Penn. After graduating from high school, she moved to Florida, then Rhode Island, Hanford and, finally, Los Angeles, where she met her husband. They were married June 22, 1957, in Carmel. They met at a party in Los Angeles, where she asked him to dance. She and her husband enjoyed dancing, especially swing, for many years.

After a year in Los Angeles, she and Dick moved to Fremont. Their daughter, Gayle, was born in 1959. Their son, Jeff, was born in 1961.

Mrs. Savage worked as a school secretary for 15 years for the Fremont Unified School District, briefly at Irvington High School, then at American High School. The family spent their summers at their cabin in Cow Creek. In 1980, she and her husband left Fremont to live in the mountains year-round. She left her fingerprints all over the mountain, her family said.

She enjoyed attending Sierra Repertory Theatre performances, where she and her husband were patrons and supporters since SRT's inception, enjoyed special dinner occasions at the City Hotel with family and friends, and was a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, decorating the cabin and wearing a team sweatshirt, earrings and slippers for games, her family said.

She and her husband spent many winters on the beach at Pajaro Dunes along Monterey Bay, and at Muir Beach. She enjoyed swimming at the Strawberry pool, renting party boats at Pinecrest Lake, traveling over Sonora Pass to Topaz and Lake Tahoe and feeding the chipmunks and raccoons that would visit her back door. Her social calendar was always filled, and she enjoyed life, talking with people, and taking trips to visit her family and friends, and enjoyed it when her cabin was full, her son said.

Mrs. Savage is survived by her husband, Dick, of Jamestown; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Brian Weller of San Diego; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Nancy of Napa; her grandchildren, Melissa and Michael Weller and Taylor and Bailey Savage; a sister, Louise Sheffler of Trafford, Penn.; a niece, Lucinda, and a nephew, Doug, also of Trafford; and many friends.

A celebration of her life will be held this summer in the mountains at a time and place to be determined.

Remembrances can be made to the Tuolumne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown, CA 95327.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William Belding

Sept. 23, 1916 — May 20, 2003

William Belding of Sonora died Tuesday, May 20, at a Sonora hospital. He was 86.

He was born in Richmond and lived in Sonora for 15 years. He worked as a delivery driver for Select Frozen Foods in Hayward for 33 years.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-45. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Hayward and Teamsters Union Local 585. He loved sports, especially football and basketball, and enjoyed traveling, taking cruises and trout fishing, his wife said.

He married his wife, Dorothy, on July 31, 1943. They were looking forward to their 60th wedding anniversary in July, she said.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Belding is survived by two sons, Bill Belding of Salinas and Bob Belding of San Ramon; and five grandsons, Tim Belding of Sacramento, Matt and Gregg Belding, both of San Ramon, and Bill and Steve Belding, both of Salinas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert "Bob" Belding, in 1984.

No services are planned. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Julio Palmero

Oct. 29, 1943 — May 20, 2003

Julio Palmero of La Grange died Tuesday, May 20, from injuries suffered in a car accident in Oakdale. He was 59.

Mr. Palmero was a native of Peru and lived in La Grange for 22 years. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Con-Agra for 15 years. His hobbies were teaching mechanics, target shooting, reading, and talking to family and friends. He was a loving husband and father, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Palmero of La Grange; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth Manuel and Jen Palmero, Mario Francisco and Kristen Palmero and Daniel J. Palmero; two brothers, Francisco and Jose Palmero; two sisters, Pilar Molgor and Carmen Moralejo; and two grandchildren, Shane Anthony Palmero and Zacharia Benjamin J. Palmero.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Manuel Palmero of Spain.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church off Highway 132. A private inurnment will be held at Ceres Memorial Park at a later date.

Allen Mortuary in Turlock is handing arrangements.

Notices

SPAULDING — A memorial service for Yonok Spaulding, 43, of Sonora is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Columbia Presbyterian Church. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

DEWANE — Pat A. Dewane, 80, of Sonora died yesterday at her daughter's home in Petaluma. A vigil service is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Baptist Church. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FAGNANI — A celebration of life for Michael Fagnani, 21, of Sonora is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Heuton Memorial Chapel. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

THOMAS — A wake for Marion Evelyn Fiveash-Thomas, 82, of Twain Harte is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Bob Thompson's residence in Soulsbyville. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

WILSON — Norbert V. "Holly" Wilson, 85, of Sonora died last night at a local hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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