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Obituaries for September 4, 2003

Lyndell Lee Davis

June 24, 1926 — Sept. 2, 2003

Lyndell Lee Davis of Soulsbyville died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 77.

He was born in Kansas. He lived in Soulsbyville for 12 years. During and after high school, but before World War II, he worked for Kansas and Topeka Railroad.

He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Long Beach State College for 40 years. He served in the Navy from 1943-47 in New Guinea during World War II.

His family said he enjoyed motorcycles and toured the United States and Canada with his wife. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and giving wagon rides, his family added. He liked walking in the park and feeding the ducks with his great-grandchildren, his family added, and he also enjoyed family get-togethers.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Betty Davis of Soulsbyville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Keith and Kathy Davis of Garden Grove and Jim Hire of Phoenix; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy Davis of Soulsbyville, Barbara Hire of Columbia, and Judy and Gary Clardy of Soulsbyville; 11 grandchildren, Alen and Jenelle Davis, Chad and Derick Hire, Brad Hire, and his wife, Lupita, Brandy Boone, and her husband, Gorden, Holly and Wes Norman, Brenda Clardy, Rocky Clardy, and his wife, Stacy, and Jason Clardy, and his wife, Jennifer; 10 great-grandchildren, Alesha, Luke, Chance, Danielle, Zachary, Hannah, Marcos, Dina, Paul and Josie.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Casey Marie Jackson

June 7, 1982 — Aug. 2, 2003

Casey Marie Jackson of Chico, a seasonal resident of Camp Tawonga near Groveland, died Aug. 2 from injuries suffered in a fall while hiking the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River near Yosemite National Park. She was 21.

She was born in Arcadia and moved to Shingletown, Shasta County, when she was 10.

Her family said she was very involved in school and music and, as a 4-H delegate, raised a guide dog. They said she loved animals.

She worked as a driver for Camp Tawonga, a summer camp for Jewish children. She often swam and hiked on her days off from driving.

She was going to be a senior this year at California State University, Chico. She was a rape crisis counselor in Chico.

She is survived by her parents, Robin and Keith Jackson; her brother, Russell Jackson; grandparents, Robert and June Bruns; a grandfather, James H. Smith Sr.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Sylvester's Cafe on the Chico State campus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made payable to Casey Jackson Memorial Scholarship in care of University Development, CSU, Chico - 0155, Chico, CA 95929.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Evelyn Claire Hanreich

Sept. 29, 1911 — Aug. 28, 2003

Longtime Tuolumne resident Evelyn Claire Hanreich died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. She was 91.

She was born in Minot, N.D. She was a homemaker. She moved with her parents to Modesto in 1926, then moved to Tuolumne with her husband in 1953.

She was an avid gardener, seamstress and cook. Her family said there was never a day, in her younger years, that you didn't see her out in the yard or in the kitchen. She always had a batch of cookies ready to eat, her family added.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Hanreich of Tuolumne; grandchildren and their spouses, Sharol and Bob Carmichael of Tuolumne, Karen Bucci of Renton, Wash., and her former husband, Tony Bucci of Sonora, and Mark and Pam Hanreich of Kelseyville; great-grandchildren, Kristina Carmichael of Tuolumne, Chad Carmichael of Jamestown, Kara Bucci and Steve Smith of Sonora, Amanda and Keith Tucker of Sonora and Kaede and Monika Hanreich of Kelseyville; great-great grandchildren, Kelsey Bucci, Nicholas Bucci, Kennedy Smith and Madison Claire Tucker, all of Sonora, and Dylan Carmichael of Tuolumne; and caregiver, Jon Carmichael of Tuolumne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius H. "Slim" Hanreich, in 1999.

No services will be held at her request.

Donations can be made to Tuolumne General Hospital Long Term Care Unit, 101 Hospital Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Louis ‘Louie' Gurgiolo

April 6, 1919 — Aug. 31, 2003

Longtime Murphys resident Louis "Louie" Gurgiolo died Sunday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 84.

He was born in San Jose and lived in Murphys for 20 years. He was a retired truck driver. He served in the Army from 1941-45. He was a member of the St. Patrick's Men's Club in Murphys.

His family said he loved cooking, gardening and socializing with everyone.

Mr. Gurgiolo is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Low of San Jose; two stepdaughters, Pamela Martin of Fremont and Connie Maurer of San Francisco; two stepsons, Charles Maurer of San Jose and Andrew Maurer of San Francisco; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Gurgiolo, in 2000.

Services were held yesterday and today.

Donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405, or the Murphys Altar Society, P.O. Box 1792, Murphys, CA 95222.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Joseph Patrick Smith

Dec. 15, 1963 — Sept. 1, 2003

Longtime Altaville resident Joseph Patrick Smith died unexpectedly Monday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 39.

He was born in Hawthorne and lived in Altaville for 31 years. He worked as a desk clerk at Murphys Suites Motel in Murphys.

Mr. Smith is survived by his brothers, John Smith of Kelseyville, Robert Smith of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Charles Smith Jr. of Hot Springs, S.D.; and his mother, Juanita Smith of Altaville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and a brother, Ted.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow at Utica Park in Angels Camp.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

LUECKE — Stanley R. "Luke" Luecke, 77, of Sonora died this morning at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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