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Obituaries for September 16, 2004

Margaret ‘Marge' Ellen Algeo

Feb. 20, 1918 – Sept. 11, 2004

Longtime Jamestown resident Margaret "Marge" Ellen Algeo died Saturday at her home. She was 86.

She was born in Lancaster, Penn., and lived in Jamestown since 1949. She worked as a nurse's aide for four years and later as a licensed vocational nurse for Sonora Community Hospital from 1958-68.

Her family said she enjoyed gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, raising dogs and hook rugs, which is a form of needlepoint.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.

She is survived by her son, Gerald Bode of Illinois; a stepson, Martin Algeo of California; a stepdaughter, Hazel Sangster of England; a brother, Lou Figone of Novato, Marin County; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Algeo; and a brother, Howard Kendig.

A private family memorial service is scheduled.

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

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Trudy

V. Baldwin

July 20, 1907 – Aug. 27, 2004

Former longtime Sonora resident Trudy Viola (Montgomery) Baldwin died Aug. 27 at a Modesto hospital. She was 97.

She was born in Arkansas and had lived in Sonora for 45 years. She moved to Modesto in 1999 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Joyce A. Sharpe of Woodbury, Conn., and Ronald Baldwin of Darby, Mont.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Baldwin.

Burial was held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Los Angeles County.

Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier handled arrangements.

Carol Ann (Clark) Bonner

Aug. 29, 1944 – Sept. 12, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Carol Ann (Clark) Bonner died Sunday at her home. She was 60.

She was born in Sacramento and had lived in Sonora for 24 years. She grew up in Clarksburg, Yolo County, and graduated from Clarksburg High School. She attended Sacramento City College and San Diego State University.

She worked as a general contractor for 12 years. She owned and operated Bonner Boys Builders, a construction company in the Bay Area, and Carol's Creations, an arts and crafts business in Sonora, for her artistic talents. She was a Tuolumne County Master Gardener and enjoyed tole painting and genealogy, her family added.

Her family said she had a passion for hunting, and she used to hunt even in her wheelchair.

She was working toward becoming a master canner when she got ill.

She was an active participant and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Walter Bonner of Sonora; a daughter, Erin Hess Umback of Sonora; stepsons, Walter "Leonard" Bonner Jr. of California and Dennis "Michael" Bonner and William "Roy" Bonner, both of San Jose; her mother, Dorothy Clark of Sonora; brothers, James L. Clark of Hanford, Kings County, and Richard D. Clark of Davis; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Justin W. Clark; and her first husband, Kenneth H. Hess Jr.

Donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

A private family service is scheduled. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will follow at Carters Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Roderick ‘Rod' MacKenzie Horne

Sept. 15, 1936 – Sept. 13, 2004

Roderick "Rod" MacKenzie Horne of Sonora died Monday at his home after a short illness. He was 67.

He was born in New Jersey. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955. In 1957, he received a fleet appointment to the United States Naval Academy. In June 1961, he graduated and was commissioned ensign U.S. Navy.

He served on active duty, including service in Vietnam, until 1970. He retired as lieutenant commander from the active Reserves in 1976. He was an engineer with Pacific Telesis until retiring in 1988 from the San Ramon office. He ran his own telecommunications consulting business in Tuolumne County until his retirement last year.

He and his wife moved to Tuolumne County in 1996 where he was active in the Columbia Engine Company, the Columbia Muster Team, Columbia Fire District, Columbia Advisory Council and the Highway 108 FireSafe Council.

Mr. Horne is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy; a daughter and son-in-law, Christy Horne and Michel Olson of Angels Camp; a son and daughter-in-law, Roderick and Danielle Horne of San Diego; grandsons, GianCarlo, Nicholas and JLondon, all of Angels Camp; a brother, Errol of Phoenix; and a sister, Jenifer Evans of Concord, N.H.

Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow at Columbia Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a celebration of Rod's life at the Columbia Fire Station on Bigler Street in Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370 or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3154, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Winifred

‘Winnie' Keplinger

Oct. 10, 1915 – Sept. 10, 2004

Former longtime Coulterville resident Winifred "Winnie" Keplinger died Friday at her daughter's Corona Del Mar home in Or-ange County. She was 88.

She was born in Iowa and had lived in Costa Mesa for two years. She was a homemaker for 66 years and had lived in Coulterville from 1974-2002.

Her family said she enjoyed flowers, people and birds. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a Women's Club, both in Greeley Hill.

She is survived by her son, Roger Daniels of Eugene, Ore.; daughters, Diane Craft of Corona Del Mar and Karin Finch of Woodland, Wash.; a stepson, Bruce Keplinger of Stockton; a stepdaughter, Susan Keplinger of Northern California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dudley Cemetery in Greeley Hill.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Vondral L.

‘Weldon' Terry

Aug. 7, 1923 – Sept. 13, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Vondral L. "Weldon" Terry died Monday at a Sonora care home. He was 81.

He was born in Sunset, Ark., to Lee and Lola Terry and had lived in Sonora for 33 years. He was the firstborn child, the oldest of seven children.

His family said he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who liked making detailed wooden trains for his family along with other woodworking projects and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. For most of his life, he was a welder working out of the local union. He worked at the New Melones Dam Project and many other dam and water projects. He retired in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Adak, in the Aleutian Islands. Before living in Sonora, he had lived in Escalon for more than 20 years.

Mr. Terry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jeanne; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Bill Perez of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, and Anne and Ken Shatswell of Oakdale; grandchildren, Wendy Hall, Randy Shatswell, Sandi Cano and Selene Perez; great-grandchildren, Amber, Tristin, Brandi and Adam Hall, Jordan and Alyssa Cano and Cameron Shatswell; sisters, Oleta Ammons, Betty Sadler and Joyce Pearce; brothers, Westzel and Travis Terry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Terry; and a son, Jay Terry.

Visitation is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Escalon First Baptist Church. A funeral service is scheduled and will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program-Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720 and include the name, city and state of the person the donation is dedicated to and the name and full address of the person who should receive notification of the donation. Donations can also be made to the Escalon First Baptist Church, 1511 E. Catherine Way, Escalon, CA 95320.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

BONNER — Richard Bonner, 69, of Long Barn died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ORLANDO — Constance C. Orlando, 90, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROSS — John Ross, 86, of Sonora died yesterday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

THOMPSON — Maria Thompson, 58, of Sonora died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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