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Obituaries for October 16, 2003

Ronda D. Tucker

Feb. 16, 1980 — Oct. 13, 2003

Longtime Sonora resident Ronda D. Tucker died unexpectedly Monday in Jamestown. She was 23.

She was born in Merced and lived in Sonora for 22 years. She worked at Blockbuster for two years. She also worked as a child-care provider. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, enjoyed line dancing and was artistic.

Her family said she loved her family and friends.

She is survived by her father, Jerry Tucker of Merced; grandmothers, Josephine Esparza of Jamestown and Janice Tucker of Merced; uncles, Mike Andrada of Columbia and Gilbert Andrada of Fresno; and cousins, Ben and Geneva Andrada, both of Fresno, and Amy and Martin Andrada, both of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Tucker, on Oct. 1, and a grandfather, Bennie Andrada, in 1988.

A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sonora.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ronda and Martha Tucker to the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency Food Bank, 427 N. Highway 49, Suite 103, Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Richard ‘Dick' Harris Randall

Feb. 12, 1934 — Oct. 9, 2003

Richard "Dick" Harris Randall of Sonora died Thursday at his home. He was 69.

He was born in Oakland to Benjamin Jones and Elizabeth Halvorsen. He attended Oakland public schools and received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California in 1956. He was a distinguished military graduate and attended armor training school at Fort Knox. He served in the Army and National Guard for 10 years.

After receiving his degree, he took a job with the City of San Leandro as a recreation supervisor and began a career that lasted 35 years. While working as recreation director and assistant city manager, he played an integral role in the development of many projects, including the Lake Chabot recreation area and the San Leandro Marina Shoreline. He retired in 1991 as city manager.

Mr. Randall married Barbara Johnston in 1956. His family said he had a strong commitment to community and family, and they moved to San Leandro where they lived for more than 35 years.

He was a member of Dad's Club, the United Methodist Church and the Rotary Club and was involved in after-school athletics and scouting. He started the Roto-Care free medical clinic in San Leandro and served on the board of education of the Eden Medical Center Foundation.

He retired to Tuolumne County and built a home where the family had vacationed for three decades. His family said he spent many years there, surrounded by an ever-enlarging circle of friends. With his kindness and dignity, his family added, he was an inspiration to those around him.

Mr. Randall is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bobbie; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Randall and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall of Piedmont; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Wayne Gregori of San Leandro; and five grandchildren, Devan, Ben and Chloe Gregori and Richard and William Randall.

A private family memorial service was held.

Donations can be made to Eden Medical Center Foundation, directed to the neuroscience program for research and brain disorders, 20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546 or Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Angelina Margaret Elevi

July 7, 1910 — Oct. 13, 2003

Longtime Angels Camp resident Angelina Margaret Elevi died Monday at a San Andreas hospital. She was 93.

She was born in Angels Camp and worked for her parents, who owned and operated boarding houses, when she was young. She married Henry Elevi in 1928 and was active in her community.

She worked as a plane spotter during World War II. She joined Native Daughters of the Golden West in 1953 and was a supporting member. She served as treasurer for the group for more than 30 years. She joined Druids in 1934 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1954.

Her family said she crocheted, was a wonderful cook and won many ribbons at the Calaveras County Fair for her entries.

She went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Angels Camp in 1942 as a clerk. Her family said she loved to travel and took many trips during the time she worked there. She became a postmaster in 1968 and retired in 1982. She was the last postmaster signed by President Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Patricia Elevi of Banning; three grandchildren, David Elevi of Murphys and Tony and Darlene Elevi, both of Highland; six great-grandchildren, Courtney and Deidre Close, Jessica Elevi Gomez and Anthony, Eric and Aaron Elevi, all of Southern California; and two great-great grandchildren, Louie and Jazmin Gomez of Southern California.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Altaville Catholic Cemetery.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

McNAIR — Former Copperopolis resident Robert Darin McNair, 32, died last Thursday from injuries suffered in a car accident in Hawaii. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Lake Tulloch Bible Church, 3566 Spangler Lane in Copperopolis. Ultima Cremation Service in Honolulu is handling arrangements.


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