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Obituaries for September 7, 2004

Bertha Geneva Norris

March 25, 1918 – Aug. 26, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Bertha Geneva Norris died Aug. 26 at a Sonora care home. She was 86.

She was born in Williston, N.D., and had lived in both Columbia and Sonora since 1960, most recently in Sonora. She previously had lived in La Jolla, San Diego County, and North Hollywood, Los Angeles County.

Her family said she was a creative seamstress and gardener who made beautiful jewelry. She was well known for her glamour and sense of humor, her family added.

She was a member of Sons of Norway, Garborg Chapter, and a Women's Auxiliary of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, both in Modesto. She was proud of her husband's judgeship, her family added.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, LeeAnna and Marvin Friedman of San Francisco; a sister, Pearl Boudreau of Modesto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late judge in Columbia, Ralph Norris.

At her request, no services are scheduled. Private burial will be held at Columbia City Cemetery at a later date.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Clarence ‘Bud' Dahl

Oct. 12, 1922 – Aug. 27, 2004

Former longtime Sonora resident Clarence "Bud" Dahl died Aug. 27 at a Napa hospital. He was 81.

He was born in Omaha, Neb., to Soren and Severine Dahl.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was on one of the LCI No. 191 Support Ships that took part in the Normandy invasion.

He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, European Theater Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the American Defense Medal.

He was a life member of the American Legion, Allied Counsel at the Veteran's Home and was involved in AARP.

He worked in airline management for more than 40 years.

He previously lived in Sonora for 20 years and had lived in Yountville, Napa County, since 1998. The Dahl family has artifacts in the local museum in Sonora of letters and uniforms from World War I and World War II, his family said.

Mr. Dahl is survived by his daughter, Linda Prijatel of Las Vegas; a sister, Viola Bunch of Payson, Ariz.; and a grandson, Howard Hill of San Mateo.

Friends are invited to attend a service at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Veteran's Home of California Chapel in Yountville. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Road in Gustine.

Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Napa is handling arrangements.

Bart Cavallaro

April 25, 1944 – Aug. 31, 2004

President of the Pine Mountain Lake Non-Residents Club Bart Cavallaro died Aug. 31 at a Modesto medical center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Highway 120 on Aug. 27. He was 60.

He was born in Philadelphia and had lived in the Santa Cruz area for the past 24 years. He worked in the messenger-courier service business for 30 years and owned Specialized Messenger Services in Santa Clara.

Mr. Cavallaro served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was an active member of San Agustin Catholic Church in Scotts Valley.

He was active in civic and political structures throughout Santa Cruz County. He served on the Scotts Valley City Council, was former mayor of Scotts Valley and served on the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Board.

His family said he loved to fish and enjoyed the mixing of that pleasure with fulfilling his duties to the people at Pine Mountain Lake. He was an automobile aficionado, his family said, and was known by his family for his fine taste in clothes, as his wardrobe was extensive and his dress was impeccable for any occasion.

His family added that he was anxiously awaiting the birth of his daughter's child, which would have been his third grandchild.

At the time of the Aug. 27 accident, he was traveling to Pine Mountain Lake to attend the annual Pine Mountain Lake Association meeting, where they announce the new board of directors. He was to be one of two new directors, which was announced on Aug. 28.

Mr. Cavallaro is survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna Cavallaro of Aptos; a son and daughter in-law, Dominic and Suzanne Cavallaro of Oregon; a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Simon Evans of Aptos; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Mary Ellen Cavallaro of Maryland; grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan; and his cousin and good friend, Robert "Bobby" Cavallaro and his wife, Ginger.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Fletcher.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. today at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., in Santa Cruz. A vigil service and recitation of the rosary is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at San Agustin Catholic Church, 257 Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley.

At the family's request, donations can be made to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, P.O. Box 670, Aptos, CA 95003 or Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Association, 3040 Prather Lane, Suite B, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.

Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz is handling arrangements.


ALLEN — Lloyd Harold Allen, 75, of Tuolumne died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

BATES — Doris Bates, 90, of Soulsbyville died Saturday at Sonora care home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

BLAUM — Mabel Rose Blaum, 76, of Sonora died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

BURR — Ryan Burr, 19, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora hospital from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CRAWMER — Marvin Boyd Crawmer, 88, a former Sonora resident, died Sunday at a Modesto care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HORTON — Mary Horton, 77, of Sonora died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

RODERICK — Victor Joseph Roderick, 81, of Sonora died Friday at a Modesto hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

RYALES — Alma Aletha Ryales, 84, of Twain Harte died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SMITH — George Steven Smith, 87, of Sonora died Sunday at a Soulsbyville care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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