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Obituaries for November 13, 2012

Jack Benton Carrigan 

March 22, 1937 — Oct. 11, 2012

Sonora resident Jack Benton Carrigan died Oct. 11 at Sonora Regional Medical Center after a heart attack. He was 75. 

Mr. Carrigan was born in Eunice, N.M.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959.  

After, he was an executive in the food industry.

He married Beverly C. Jones Checkalovich on Oct. 16, 1963.

The couple lived in Sonora for about 10 years from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. 

After, they lived Arizona and Texas for a number of years before returning to Sonora in March to be closer to family. 

Mr. Carrigan was survived by his wife of 49 years, Beverly, who died shortly after him on Nov. 6. 

He is survived by daughters, Catherine Derr, of New York, Valerie Burks, of Hayward; sons, Patrick Carrigan, of Hayward, and Michael Carrigan, of Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette, which also handled arrangements. 

Beverly Clare Jones
Checkalovich Carrigan

Aug. 3, 1935 — Nov. 6, 2012

Sonora resident Beverly Clare Jones Checkalovich Carrigan died Nov. 6 at Sonora Regional Medical Center of cancer. She was 77.

Mrs. Carrigan was born in Oakland. 

She was a broker and underwriter in the real estate industry. 

She married Jack Benton Carrigan on Oct. 16, 1963. 

She was a longtime member of Daughters of the American Revolution and served as regent for five years in the Buckeye, Ariz. chapter, which she helped organize and establish. 

The couple lived in Sonora for about 10 years from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. 

After, they lived Arizona and Texas for a number of years before returning to Sonora in March to be closer to family. 

Mrs. Carrigan was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jack Benton Carrigan, who died in October. 

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Derr, of New York, Valerie Burks, of Hayward; sons, Patrick Carrigan, of Hayward, and Michael Carrigan, of Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services held at Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette, which also handled arrangements. 

Robert Arthur Hertz

June 5, 1922 — Nov. 5, 2012

Soulsbyvillle resident Robert Arthur Hertz died Nov. 5 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 90.

Mr. Hertz was a wholesale meat salesman serving grocery stores for 40 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Bollman, of Santa Clara, Carol Mitri, of San Jose, and Joni Jones, of Cathedral City; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Neptune Society of Central California handled arrangements.

Willson Ray Luster

Oct. 8, 1941 — Nov. 2, 2012

San Andreas resident Willson Ray Luster died at his home on Nov. 2. He was 71.

Mr. Luster was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

A journeyman welder, he was a longtime resident of San Leandro and retired after 48 years from the Northern California Pipe Trades, Local No. 342.

Mr. Luster was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Hagman. 

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Luster, of San Andreas; his siblings, Yvonne Fassett and Kenneth Luster; his stepchildren, Sandy Kimball, Susan Keiper, Roberta Maness, Paula Randel, Robert Rezente Jr., and Mike Rezente; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

A donation is his memory can be made to San Andreas Community Covenant Church, 261 Treat Ave., P.O. Box 810, San Andreas, CA 95249. 

A graveside service was held at Farmington Memorial Park, in Farmington.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Notices

BRANDON-RAINWATER —  A memorial service for Jamestown resident Lori Brandon-Rainwater, 56, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Cemetery. A reception will follow from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Columbia City Hotel. A final toast will be at 4 p.m. 


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