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Obituaries for September 17, 2004

Daniel Josiah Johnson

July 15, 2004 – July 15, 2004

Daniel Josiah Johnson, grandson of Theresa Johnson of Twain Harte, died July 15 in Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Johnson of Fort Bliss, Texas; a sister, Kady Johnson, 17 months old; and other grandparents, Jerry and Cathy Johnson of Placerville, Tracy Roberts of Junction City, Ore., and Bill and Beverly Brown of Sonora.

A graveside service was held at Carters Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Stanley ‘Stan'

W. Kavie

July 10, 1916 – Sept. 13, 2004

Former Twain Harte resident Stanley "Stan" W. Kavie died Monday at a San Jose hospital. He was 88.

He was born in Chicago and had lived in Twain Harte in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army.

His family said he loved fishing, camping, bowling and being with his family. He also loved football, baseball and the Chicago White Sox, his family added, and he was independent and lived a full life.

Mr. Kavie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jenny Kavie of Jamestown; stepchildren, Gary and Bruce Bailey, both of Sonora, Brent Bailey of Las Vegas, Fred Bailey of San Jose, Nancy Bailey of Reno, Nev., and Virginia Bailey of Redding; numerous grandchildren including, Nicole Kavie of Campbell, Santa Clara County, and Dennis Kavie Jr., Jessica and Jamie Kish, all of Sonora; and great-grandchildren, Destiny and Hope Kavie of Campbell and Stevie, Matt and Joey Kish, all of Sonora.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Johnny, Tony and Helen.

A Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the Kavie home.

Chapel of Flowers in San Jose is handling arrangements.

Lillian M. McNulty

April 11, 1910 – Sept. 14, 2004

Lillian M. McNulty of Twain Harte died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. She was 94.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and had lived in Twain Harte for nearly two years. She was an owner and operator of Vaughn's in Castro Valley for 30 years.

Her family said she enjoyed traveling, entertaining, dancing and playing bridge.

She is survived by her daughters and a son-in-law, Kathi and Jerry Kopyn of Twain Harte and Karin McNulty of Colorado; and grandchildren, Ryan Kopyn and Ian McNulty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn, in 1990; and a son, Bob McNulty, in 1965.

A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Los Angeles County.

Donations can be made to the WATCH program, P.O. Box 7, Standard, CA 95373.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Constance

C. Orlando

Sept. 2, 1914 – Sept. 15, 2004

Constance C. Orlando of Sonora died Wednesday at a Sonora care home. She was 90.

She was born in San Leandro, Alameda County, and had lived in Sonora since 1999. She worked as an assembly worker for Sierra Electronics for 40 years.

Her family said she loved dancing, traveling and was proud of her Spanish heritage. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law, her family added.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ron Massei of Copperopolis; a daughter-in-law, Aileen Orlando of Capitola, Santa Cruz County; a sister, Josephine Sanchez of Alamo, Contra Costa County; grandchildren, Mark Miller of Roseville, Julie Atchley and Maureen Goolkasian, both of Fresno, Katie Orlando of Capitola, Matthew Miller of San Jose, Mike Massei of Milpitas, Santa Clara County, and Cindy Massei of Santa Cruz; and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Philp and Joseph Goolkasian, William Goolkasian, Kaitlyn and Thomas Atchley and Hannah, Evan, Zachary and Faith Miller.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Orlando, in 1998.

Visitation is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A Mass will be celebrated 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Maria G. Thompson

May 20, 1946 – Sept. 15, 2004

Maria G. Thompson of Sonora died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. She was 58.

She was born in Ross, Marin County, and had lived in Jamestown for six years and in Sonora since early 2004. She worked as a claim specialist for Sonora Community Hospital and Lincoln and Pacific Carriers. She worked as a waitress for UJ's Restaurant in Hayward for many years. She had lived in the East Bay Area for many years before she moved to Jamestown.

She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, St. Leander's Catholic Church in San Leandro and Women of the Moose Lodge where she served as senior regent. She was always an active member of the churches and sang in the choir, her family added.

Her family said she was a proud grandmother and great friend to many. Her smile was special and infectious, her family said, and it lit up a room.

She enjoyed bowling, square dancing, baseball and was a San Francisco Giants fan, her family added, and she loved to collect angels.

She is survived by her sons, Ron W. Thompson and his spouse, Chandler, of Houston, and Marty A. Thompson and partner, Patrick Spike, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindy M. and Chip Stalkfleet of Phoenix; grandchildren, Kateland O., Sarah Elizabeth and Benjamin B. Stalkfleet, all of Phoenix, and Jordan W. Thompson, Claire Elizabeth (Thompson) McVey and Tyler G. Thompson, all of Houston; a brother, James Weaver of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Linda Kracke of Mesa, Ariz.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dogs, CoCo and Charlie.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Wayne K. Thompson, in January 2004; her parents, James and Verna Boltz; her uncle, Art Boltz; and a grandson, Nicholas R. Stalkfleet.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A vigil will follow and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte. Burial is scheduled at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sonora. Following the burial, Sonora Moose Lodge will have a special ceremony and reception at the lodge.

Donations can be made to Sonora Moose Lodge No. 2183, P.O. Box 86, Soulsbyville, CA 95372, Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370 or All Saints Catholic Church, P.O. Box 642, Twain Harte, CA 95383.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John L. Ross

July 23, 1918 – Sept. 15, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident John L. Ross died Wednesday at his home. He was 86.

He was born in Sanger, Fresno County, and had lived in Sonora for 31 years. He was the owner and operator of a trucking company in the Bay Area for more than 50 years.

He was a member of Sonora United Methodist Church.

His family said he enjoyed fishing, model trains and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He and his wife, Mildred, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4 of this year.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Mildred Ross of Sonora; sons, Gerald Ross of Antioch, Contra Costa County, and Randall Ross of Florence, Mont.; daughters, Dorinne Edwards of Suisun City, Solano County, and Lori Ann La Scola of Sonora; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Sonora United Methodist Church.

Donations can be made to Sonora United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 90 Yaney Ave., Sonora, CA 95370 or American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

CAMPBELL — Pearl L. Campbell, 89, of Angels Camp died Wednesday at a San Andreas hospital. A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Angels Memorial Chapel. Private family burial is scheduled for Tuesday. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

CASTLE — Wilma Castle, age unavailable, of Sonora died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LACKEY — A graveside service for Ruth Olive Lackey, 92, of Sonora is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Masonic Cemetery in Sonora. She died Monday at a Fresno care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MILTON — John Milton, 93, of Sonora died this morning at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

WAGNER — Donald Wagner, 81, of Sonora died yesterday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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