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Obituaries for May 3, 2007

Richard Frank

‘Dick' Bojarski

Dec. 3, 1919 — April 25, 2007

Longtime Murphys resident Richard Frank "Dick" Bojarski died April 25 at a San Andreas hospital. He was 87.

Mr. Bojarski was born in Schenectady, N.Y., and moved to Murphys 27 years ago. He was a musician for 70 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Ophir Bear Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 33 in Murphys and the Local 47, American Federation of Musicians of Los Angeles. He was very active in the Calaveras community band, Bret Harte High School and Columbia College music programs and played the saxophone often on the Calaveras public access channel. He also enjoyed sail plane gliding and was a past volunteer sheriff's deputy.

He is survived by daughters, Sandra Smith of Fernley, Nev., Cyndy Chrisman of Murphys and Laura Peteshel of Redmond, Wash.; his sister, Lillian Jazaboski of upstate New York; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Bojarski, in 2001.

Donations in his name may be made to the Bret Harte High School Music Department, P.O. Box 208, Altaville, CA 95221.

Services have been held.

Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Roy Lee Eaves

June 7, 1925 — May 1, 2007

Former Arnold resident Roy Lee Eaves died Tuesday at a Hughson care home. He was 81.

Mr. Eaves was born in Desloge, Mo., and lived in Arnold for 37 years before moving to Oakdale seven years ago. He worked as an oil production pumper for Union Oil Company of California for 15 years. He was a member of the Angels Camp Gun Club and the Moose Lodge No. 1123 of Arnold. He enjoyed gardening, ranching and the outdoors.

He is survived by his companion, Desalee Ballard of Oakdale; sons Jim Eaves of Arnold and Don Eaves of Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County; his daughter, Deborah Eaves of Phoenix, Ariz.; his brother, Ross Eaves of San Francisco; his sister, Darlene Vidal of Orcutt, Santa Barbara County; and seven grandchildren.

No services will be held.

The Neptune Society of Central California, Modesto is handling arrangements.

Eathan Scott

William Taylor

March 29, 1998 — April 30, 2007

Copperopolis resident Eathan Scott William Taylor died Monday at a Sonora hospital. He was 9.

He was born in Chico and moved to Copperopolis three years ago. He was a third-grade student at Copperopolis Elementary School and a member of the Awana Club.

He is survived by his parents, Scott and Nancy "Smokey" Taylor of Copperopolis; his brother, Cody Taylor of Durham, Butte County; his sister, Marilyn Taylor of Durham; grandparents, Rod and Ardeen Taylor of Chico, and John and Gwen Crawford of Paradise; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eathan Taylor Memorial Fund at any Umpqua Bank.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Angels Memorial Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Armory Hall in Copperopolis.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Richard James

‘Dick' Yockey

July 16, 1917 — April 27, 2007

Longtime Sonora resident Richard James "Dick" Yockey died April 27 at his home. He was 89.

Mr. Yockey was born to Othell and Catherine Yockey in Iowa, and lived in Stockton before moving to Jamestown as a youth. He graduated from Sonora High School. As a teenager, his parents died in a house fire and he was taken in by several local families, including that of Joe Martin Sr. He later became a member of the Howard and Melba Keefe family.

He worked at Punter and Burns Cigar Store, Burns Cigar Store, and Servente Grocery, where he bartended for many years. He also worked at Melba's Florist for 35 years. He was a life member of the Sonora Elks Lodge, the Angels Gun Club and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora.

He is survived by a number of friends he considered family. They include brother and sister-in-law Howard "Socky" and Cynthia Keefe of Jamestown; nieces, Sherri Keefe of Sonora, Shelly, and her husband, Jay Reibin, of Jamestown, Robin, and her husband, Phillip Smith, of Long Beach; nephews, James and his wife, Monica Reibin, of Hanford, Clark and his wife, Laurie Keefe, of Columbia, and Brad and his wife, Michelle Keefe, of Jamestown; grandnephews and grandnieces, Brad Loveless, Jimmy, Joe and Ashton Keefe all of Jamestown, Jake and Hannah Smith of Long Beach, Amanda and Anthony Reibin of Hanford, and Tyler and Kelli Keefe of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by Melba and Howard Keefe and James "Bummy" Keefe.

Donations can be made in his name to the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora, CA 95370; or Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the Sonora Elks Lodge.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notices

BROWN — Eva Brown, 82, of Jamestown, died April 25 at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Woodard of Modesto.


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