Mary 'Cam' Stansfield

Jan. 16, 1925 March 13, 2003

Mary "Cam" Stansfield, Tuolumne County teacher and business owner, died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. She was 78.

Mrs. Stansfield was born in Oakland and had lived in Sonora for the past 38 years.

She was a graduate of University of Pacific, where she was an art major.

She met her husband, John, while they were both studying art, and a year later, they married. She lived in the Bay Area and taught school for several years, before moving to Tuolumne County.

She and her husband owned Mines Supply and Lumber in Jamestown for nearly three decades, and she taught and later became vice principal at Jamestown School, where she worked for 13 years before she retired.

In 1989, the couple closed Mines Supply and built The Bait Box, a mini-market at Highway 108 and Main Street, in Jamestown.

Her husband preceded her in death in 2001, and she continued to own the business until 2002.

Mrs. Stansfield was a member of PEO Sisterhood, Mother Lode Doll Study Club, Quilters Guild, Tuolumne Star Chapter Order of Eastern Star, American Association of University Women, Jamestown Promotion Club and the Sonora Pass Vacationland Association.

She was an avid reader and loved to spend time on her computer. She was interested in genealogy and traced ancestry to Robert the Bruce of Scotland. She collected dolls, and was a talented dollmaker who made the dolls' clothing and painted delicate faces on them.

She also was a seamstress, crafter and quilter and made quilts for her grandchildren and friends.

Mrs. Stansfield is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Doug Buck of Sonora; a son, Robert Stansfield of Jamestown; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Stansfield of Hickman, Stanislaus County; three grandsons, Tyler Buck and Scott Buck of Sonora and John "Cody" Stansfield of Hickman; and a brother, Frederick T. Jamieson of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County.

She also was preceded in death by a son, John C. "Jack" Stansfield, in 1997.

A celebration of life and potluck will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sonora Elks Lodge. Friends are asked to bring a dish and a story to share. Burial will be at Sonora Masonic Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to PEO Sisterhood Scholarship, in care of Gwen Harris, 15274 Camino del Parque, Sonora 95370.

Gladys Marie (Somerson)


Aug. 19, 1910 March 10, 2003

Gladys Marie Dintelman, 92, of Adelanto, mother of Lois Baldwin of Sonora, died March 10 at a hospital in Adelanto, San Bernardino County.

Mrs. Dintelman was born in Edmunds, Stutsman County, N.D., to John M. and Edna Minnie (Martin) Somerson. John Somerson, a native of Sweden, was born Johan Magnus Salomonsson and was the only member of his family to immigrate to America. Edna Somerson was from DuBuque, Iowa.

Mrs. Dintelman was an accomplished student and played basketball in high school.

She married Lloyd Foster Delger in 1930 in Minneapolis, and the couple lived in Edmunds, where they started their family. She worked with the Delger family making meals for the Delger Construction Company workers in North Dakota. Her husband's construction work took them across the United States, until about 1940, when they moved to Bellflower, Los Angeles County.

Lloyd Delger died in 1954, and she later married Charles Dintelman of Bellflower. They owned Green Valley Roofing Company, where she was a secretary. She had been a member of the Nazarene Church and then became a member of First Baptist Church of Bellflower.

She was a seamstress and knitted and crocheted many pieces for her family. She loved gardening and spent many hours working in her yard. She also loved watching the Los Angeles Dodgers on television and visiting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When her children were young, she was a member of a Parent Teacher Association, where she held many offices. She was also a member of Mother Singers in Bellflower.

In addition to her daughter, Lois Baldwin, Mrs. Dintelman is survived by a son-in-law, Jex Baldwin, of Sonora; two other daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth and Bud Gort of Bellflower and Sharon Delger of Adelanto; a son, Doug Delger of Encino; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Los Angeles National Veterans Cemetery on Saturday.

Elizabeth Joachime 'Betty' Ostroski

Sept. 28, 1927 March 16, 2003

Elizabeth Joachime 'Betty' Ostroski, 75, of Sonora died Sunday at a Sonora care home.

Mrs. Ostroski was born in Cincinnati and had lived in Tuolumne County for the past 40 years. She had lived in San Francisco and Sacramento before moving here.

She was a co-owner of a San Francisco business that specialized in importing classical music. In that capacity, she made buying trips to Europe and South America.

She also was an accomplished cook and loved to give parties. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, listening to classical music and gardening and had a flair for decorating. For many years, she was vice president and West Coast distributor for Lady Godiva Cosmetics.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stephen Ostroski.

Mrs. Ostroski is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Ronda Tamerlane of Sonora; a half-brother and his wife, William and Dora Tamerlane, of San Ramon; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. At her request, cremation is planned with the ashes to be scattered over the Sierra Nevada. Terzich and Wilson is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association-Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora 95370-1805.

Rita (Dufrene) Kuykendall

Sept. 18, 1919 March 15, 2003

Rita (Dufrene) Kuykendall, 83, of Sonora died Saturday at a Sonora hospital.

Mrs. Kuykendall was born in Auburn, Maine, and had lived in Sonora since 1985.

She had been a secretary and typist for a total of 30 years for various businesses and was an executive secretary for the Selective Service in Orange County for 23 years.

She was a volunteer for the Tuolumne County Senior Center in Sonora, and was treasurer for the second year for the senior site council. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sonora, where she was a financial secretary for seven years.

Mrs. Kuykendall was also a member, secretary and treasurer of American Baptist Women for the past eight years.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She also made greeting cards using a computer, and made 88 cards for the Baptist Church in 1998 and 1999.

Mrs. Kuykendall is survived by a son, Gerard Gaudette of Lewiston, Maine; stepchildren and their spouses, James and Anmarie Kuykendall of Pahrump, Nev., Karon John Metz of Oklahoma, Rex and Jean Kuykendall of California and Lori Kuykendall of Texas; stepgrandchildren, Corie and David Kuykendall, Howard, Shaun and Larry Ross Jr., Wendy Stillman, Donald Thompson; four nephews, Ken Vance of Narvon, Penn., Albert Lachapelle of Lowell, Mass., and Richard and Paul Lachapelle of Lewiston, Maine; and many great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was to be held today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Theo Wesley 'Ted' Maltbie

Aug. 15, 1932 March 13, 2003

Theo Wesley "Ted" Maltbie, 70, of Greeley Hill died Thursday at his home.

Mr. Maltbie was born in Anthony, Kan., and had lived in Greeley Hill since the early 1990s. Before moving to Greeley Hill, he had lived in Stockton for the past 30 years.

He served in the Air Force from 1952-56. He had been a wholesale supplier for General Produce and worked throughout the Central Valley for many years until he retired.

A former member of Calvary Baptist Church of Stockton, he also belonged to Greeley Hill Baptist Church and volunteered at the church's camp, Ponderosa Christian Camp.

Mr. Maltbie is survived by his wife, Brenda Maltbie, of Greeley Hill; six children, Gary Maltbie of Stockton, Danny Maltbie of Nashville, Kan., Michael Maltbie of Cleveland, Loren Maltbie of Stockton, Cynthia Landrum of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Kristina Naftel of Groveland; three stepchildren, Diane Ulrich of Oakdale, Suzee Williams of Coulterville and James Michael Carr of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; a brother, Linn Maltbie, of San Jose; and a sister, Lois Granberg, of Las Vegas.

A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, and a graveside service will follow. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Greeley Hill Baptist Church. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to Ponderosa Christian Camp, 10241 Heltzel Road, Coulterville 95311.

Gladys May

(Cuneo) Derringer

April 17, 1925 March 13, 2003

Gladys May (Cuneo) Derringer, 77, of Angels Camp died Thursday at a San Andreas hospital.

Mrs. Derringer was born in Woodland to Victor William and Eda Cuneo and grew up in Angels Camp. She moved to San Jose just before World War II and lived there until she retired, when she returned to Angels Camp. She had lived in Angels Camp for the past 18 years.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Raymond "Ray" Dalton Derringer of Angels Camp; three daughters, Diana Calhoun of Olympia, Wash., Radine Willis of Murphys and Cheryle Bolin of Anderson; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, and a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Altaville Catholic Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora 95370-1805.

Stanley 'Stan' Graef

Sept. 16, 1954 March 15, 2003

Stanley "Stan" Graef, 48, of Tuolumne died Saturday at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Graef was born in Milwaukee and had lived in Tuolumne for the past 12 years.

He was a form fitter for Parsons Manufacturer in Menlo Park for 15 years and loved to hunt, fish and ride dirt bikes.

Mr. Graef is survived by a son, Joseph L. Graef, of Yuma, Ariz.; a daughter, Roxy Graef of Newark; his mother, Frances Graef of Sonora; two brothers, Bernard Graef of Newark and Scott Graef of Sonora; and two sisters, Susan Cooper of Oklahoma and Margaret Silveira of San Ramon.

He was preceded in death his father, Howard Graef, in 1997.

No service is planned. Burial will be private. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donations in Mr. Graef's name may be made to a favorite charity.


RIEMER Hella Riemer, 75, of Jamestown died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.