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Obituaries for September 21, 2004

Judith Everhart

July 8, 1941 – Sept. 19, 2004

Jamestown native Judith Everhart died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. She was 63.

She was born in the Mother Lode Hospital on Main Street in Jamestown, where the Jamestown Hotel is now.

She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She also worked for the Tuolumne County Elections Department during elections.

Family members said she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping, collecting birdhouses and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Everhart of Jamestown; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel K. and Renee Everhart of Sonora and Richard and Tammy Everhart and Douglas and Beverly Everhart, all of Columbia; a sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Clarence Lalley of Jamestown; grandchildren, Colton Silva of Merced, Eric Everhart of Eureka, Joseph Reynolds, Garrett Everhart and Devin Everhart, all of Columbia, Whitney Everhart and Courtney Everhart of Sonora; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Pam Shivley of Jamestown and Lori Steward of Columbia.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Jamestown City Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.

Donald

S. Wagner

Dec. 7, 1922 – Sept. 16, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Donald S. Wagner died Sept. 16 at his home. He was 81.

He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 40 years as a firefighter and heavy equipment operator. He also was a World War II veteran.

He was a member of Christian Heights Assembly of God and enjoyed wood-cutting and hiking. He was "very fire conscious," his family said.

Mr. Wagner is survived by his wife of 17 years, Diane Wagner of Sonora; daughters and son-in-law, Louise and Gene Lee of Mariposa, Donna Odgers of North Fork, Madera County, Lillian Wagner of Vacaville and Zilla Rose Walker of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel, and a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Alvah

Ray Dailey

March 24, 1928 – Sept. 17, 2004

Longtime Arnold resident Alvah Ray Dailey died yesterday at his home in Arnold. He was 76.

Mr. Dailey lived in Arnold for 31 years. He was known more for his "random acts of kindness" than any other quality, his family said. He spent most days helping neighbors with such things as clearing snow, building decks, doing car repairs and helping with plumbing problems.

He was a member of the Lakemont Pines Homeowners Association and the Meadowmont Men's Golf Association.

He helped with the annual Hazel Fischer Track Meet and other school events. As a youth leader for boys' sports, he was a volunteer coach for basketball and baseball teams.

Mr. Dailey is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Dailey of Arnold; five children, Kathryn Casas of Sonora, Barbara Bieri of San Diego, Lou Jean Fausner of Escondido, Alysia Heggli of Cool and Sue Ellen Rosenquist of Arnold; two brothers, Robert Dailey of Salem, Ohio, and John Earl Dailey of Columbiana, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Chapel in the Pines in Arnold. Burial will be private.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405.

Sydney

‘Stidham' Sells

Sept. 8, 1925 – Sept. 12, 2004

Sydney "Stidham" Sells of San Andreas died Sept. 12 at a Sacramento medical center. She was 79.

She was a native of Houston, Texas, and grew up in that area. She moved around the United States several times in her life, always returning to the Houston area until one and a half years ago, when she settled in San Andreas.

She was a member of the Episcopalian Church and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and other organizations in Calaveras County.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Miltimore of Mountain Ranch and James Sells of Ketchikan, Alaska; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at San Andreas Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private.

Friends are invited after the service for refreshments and fellowship at Oak Shadows Club House, 1330 Calaveritas Road, San Andreas.

Jack R. L. Price

April 20, 1928 – Aug. 30, 2004

Former Tuolumne County Schools' psychologist Jack Price died Aug. 30 in Henderson, Nev. He was 76.

Born in Jackson, Miss. to Ralph and Luella Price, he graduated from Kerman High School then went on to Tulsa Bible College in Oklahoma, where he met and married Dorothy Wood. They raised three children.

He graduated from Fresno State University in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in in-dustrial arts and accepted a teaching job at Sonora High School.

While working, he earned a second bachelor's degree in psychology at California State University, Stanislaus and started working as a special education teacher and school counselor in addition to classes he was already teaching.

After receiving his master's degree in psychology at University of the Pacific in Stockton, he became the first ever psychologist for the Tuolumne County Schools Office and was responsible for 13 schools.

He also started the Full Gospel Businessmen's group in Sonora.

During the same time, he pursued his love of flying and earned his pilot's license.

He was instrumental in starting the School Attendance Review Board in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties, which led to the alternative education program.

He worked with all of the agencies and businesses that dealt with troubled children to start the program and was its coordinator until his retirement in 1993.

He received the title of "Top Educator of California" in addition to many other awards and certificates.

Starting alternative education programs in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties was the accomplishment he was most proud of in his life, said his daughter, Debbie Foreman. The Allard Alternative Center in Turlock, built in 1993, was the first permanent alternative education campus in the area.

Mr. Price is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, U.S. Marine Corps Col. (ret.) Gary and Susie Price of Illinois and Rod and Nancie Price of Sonora; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bill Foreman of Fresno; grandsons, Rick and Mick Price of Sonora, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Timothy Price of San Diego and Jeff and Heather Price of Texas; brothers and sister-in-law, the Rev. Paul Price of Napa and David and Ruby Price of Fresno; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Wally Alldrin of Ripon; a sister-in-law, Ann Price of Morgan Hill; his wife, Debby, and her children, Tony, Trevor, Troy, Nathan, Jeremy, Tiffany and Tim; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ella Price; a brother, James Robert Price, and a sister-in-law, Alice Price.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 100 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon, CA 95366.

Donations can be made to the church or to any favorite charity.

Notices

BROWN — Jennifer Brown, 10, of Tuolumne died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

PARKER — Former longtime Sonora resident Eugenia D. Parker, 87, of Sloughhouse, Sacramento County, died Sunday in Sacramento. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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