June Claire Dauberg

Jan. 1, 1921 March 1, 2003

June Claire Dauberg, 82, of Morgan Hill died Saturday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Sonora after a long illness.

Mrs. Dauberg was born in Smith, Nev., and had lived in Morgan Hill since she was 7. She and her husband spent the past six months in Sonora.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and golfing with her husband and friends. She was also a life member of the Manzanita Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star of Morgan Hill.

Mrs. Dauberg is survived by her husband of 64 years, Leonard Dauberg of Morgan Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Marilyn Dauberg of Morgan Hill; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and John Schwartz of Sonora; seven grandchildren, Lance Neufeld of Tracy, Dayna Neufeld of Newark, Laurie Salter of Gilroy, Pam Alosi of Idaho, David Schwartz of San Francisco, Jana Schwartz-Stein of Santa Rosa and Tom Schwartz of Scotts Valley; seven great-grandchildren, Connor Neufeld of Tracy, Kurt and Christopher Salter of Gilroy, Jessica Alosi and Eric Lumley of Mackay, Idaho., Senya Stein of Santa Rosa and Ethan Schwartz of San Francisco; and a sister-in-law, Betty Robershotte of Mesa, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jac Robershotte, and a sister, Ellyn Merrick.

A memorial service is pending in Morgan Hill. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite C, Foster City 94404.

Dwayne F. Smith

May 21, 1965 March 1, 2003

Dwayne F. Smith, 37, of Sonora died Saturday in a vehicle collision on Highway 108 west of Sonora.

Mr. Smith was born in Sacramento and had lived in Sonora since he was 3. He was a 1984 graduate of Sonora High School.

He was a route technician for Clark Pest Control for the past four years.

Mr. Smith loved hunting and collected cars.

An avid water skier as well as snow skier, he was a member of ski teams at Dodge Ridge Winter Sports Area and Bear Valley Ski Area, Jamestown chapter of Harley Davidson Hogs, Mule Deer Association and Sierra Bible Church.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Sandi Smith of Sonora; his parents, Smitty and Ann Smith of Sonora; parents-in-law, Steve and Linda Wilson of Sonora; two daughters, Morgan Smith and Maci Smith of Sonora; two brothers, Vernon Smith of Jamestown and Gary Smith of Sageo, Idaho; four nephews; and seven nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sierra Bible Church, Sonora. A reception will follow the service at Sonora Elks Lodge. Burial will be private. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donations can be made to the Children of Dwayne Smith Trust, in care of Central California Bank, 229 S. Washington St., Sonora 95370.

August M. 'Gus' Turriciano

May 11, 1915 Feb. 27, 2003

August M. "Gus" Turriciano, 87, of Jamestown died Thursday at a Sonora hospital.

Mr. Turriciano was born in San Francisco and had lived in Jamestown since 1959.

He was a boiler worker and worked in the shipyards for more than 50 years. He enjoyed working up high on scaffolding and was a skilled rigger, his family said. He had worked on two towers at PG&E's power plant in Moss Landing, near Monterey.

When he was younger, he enjoyed working on old cars and always had a car project in his garage. His family said he was a "jack of all trades."

Mr. Turriciano is survived by two daughters, Annette Armenta of Sonora and Augustine Patterson of Elk Grove; an identical twin brother, Frank Turriciano of Santa Rosa; four grandchildren, Joe Armenta, Kathie King and Carole and Christine Pegueros; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Turriciano, in 1994, and a granddaughter, Julie Pegueros in 2002.

No service will be held at his request. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William Howard Brower

April 20, 1922 Feb. 28, 2003

William Howard Brower, 80, a native of Copperopolis, died Feb. 28 at his home in Combs, Ark.

Mr. Brower was born to Harold Noel and Jessie Violet (Vonich) Brower.

He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry and had served as a corporal in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in action at Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Construction, Production and Maintenance Laborers Union Local 1130, Modesto.

Mr. Brower is survived by a son, Bill Brower of Kingston, Ark.; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Fred Watkins of Combs, Ark.; two brothers, Jesse Brower of Shelton, Wash., and Pat Brower of Turlock; two sisters, Nancy Moss of Stockton and Jean Johnson of Angels Camp; three grandsons, Joe Milani and Kyle Watkins, both of Combs, Ark., and Joseph Brower of Conway, Ark.; and a granddaughter, Mattie Milani of Sonora.

A private service is planned with burial at Altaville Cemetery. Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ark., is handling arrangements.

Mary Eleanor (Gearing) Potter

Sept. 13, 1911 March 2, 2003

Mary Eleanor (Gearing) Potter, 91, of Sonora died Sunday at a Sonora hospital.

Mrs. Potter was born in Los Angeles and had lived in Sonora for the past two years.

She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. She had been an active quilter, seamstress and dressmaker and enjoyed restoring and decorating homes. She also enjoyed square dancing and gardening.

Mrs. Potter is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Don and Susan Potter of Sonora; a daughter and son-in-law, Elsie and George Tyree of Prescott, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donations can be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1145, Sonora 95370.

Ruby (Stringfellow) Collier

Oct. 12, 1945 March 1, 2003

Ruby Collier, 57, of Tuolumne died Saturday at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Collier was born in Bakersfield and grew up in California. She had lived in Tuolumne for the past 17 years.

She was a certified nursing assistant II and worked for Sonora Community Hospital for 15 years. Her family said she was a devout Christian. She enjoyed gardening and painting, which her family said was her passion.

Mrs. Collier is survived by 10 children, Barbara Johns of Goldwater, Ala., Jack Sliger and Timothy Sliger, both of Tecumseh, Okla., Jane Patton, Wendy Collier and Michael "Alan" Collier, all of Modesto, Donna Davis of Azelea, Ore., Sherle Bryant of Palm Desert and Miranda Mounce and Rodney Collier, both of Tuolumne; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Otis Stringfellow of Oklahoma, Robert Stringfellow of Tuolumne and I.C. Stringfellow of Jamestown; and two sisters, Estalina Fife of Waterford and Betsy Antini of Bend, Ore.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers and her parents, Otis and Sylvia (Meeks) Stringfellow.

A memorial service will be at noon tomorrow at the Church of God of Prophecy, Riverbank. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


PARRISH A gathering for Vesta "Betty" Parrish of Sonora, who died Feb. 24, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the family ranch in Sonora. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family requests donations be made to Area 12 Agency on Aging, 13975 Mono Way, Sonora 95370 or Tuolumne County Meals on Wheels, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora 95370.