David Lee Joslin

June 28, 1949 May 21, 2003

David Lee Joslin, a former Sonora resident, died Wednesday, May 21, at his residence in Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, of cancer. He was 53.

He previously lived in Sonora, Modesto and Stockton. He graduated from Sonora High School in 1967.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boating, his family said. He was wounded in the Vietnam War and was awarded the purple heart and Vietnam service medals. He was a kind, generous, family man, his family said, who had numerous friends and was loved by many. He was an officer for the Sonora Police Department, and also served with the sheriff's departments in Alpine and Stanislaus counties.

Mr. Joslin is survived by his mother, Donna Lancaster of Sonora; his wife, Brenda Kennedy Joslin of Hawaii Kai, Hawaii; four children, David A. Joslin of Sonora, Corey Joslin of Oceanside, Shaun Joslin of Hawaii, and Casey Joslin of Oahu, Hawaii; a sister, Kathy Stoltz of Montana; two grandchildren, Kayla, and Roman David Joslin of Oceanside; and two nieces, Christie Stoltz of Carlsbad and Marie Matthews of Montana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Joslin; a brother, Lynn Joslin, in February of 1984; his stepfather, Jack Mager, in June 1984; and his grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held in Hawaii, where his ashes will be scattered.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Hospice, 91-2127 Fort Weaver, Ewa Beach, HI, 96706. Moanalua Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ernest Nelson

Aug. 31, 1911 May 21, 2003

Ernest Nelson of Twain Harte died Wednesday, May 21, at a Sonora care home. He was 91.

He was born in Froid, Mont., and lived in Twain Harte for 29 years. He worked as a machinist at California Saw Works in San Francisco for 28 years.

He was a musician and a logger in Oregon for many years. He also was a 50-year member of the Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge No. 56 in Modesto, and was a member of the Tuolumne County Horseshoe Club, Twain Harte 50 Plus Club and the Oregon Loggers Band during the Great Depression. When he lived in San Francisco, he was a welder in the shipyards during the war.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his friend and neighbor, Beverly Grillo of Twain Harte; a sister, Rena Rolfe of Eugene, Ore.; two granddaughters, Nicole Grillo and Janelle Grillo, both of Twain Harte; four nephews, Chuck Ritz of Toledo, Ore., Jim Ritz of Newport, Ore., Donald Ritz of Brookings, Ore., and Jerry Ritz of Pullyup, Wash.; a niece, Judith Manning of Siletz, Ore; and numerous other nieces and nephews in Oregon and Norway.

His wife, Astrid Nelson, preceded him in death in 1995.

A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday at the Nelson's home. Burial will be at Mountain Shadow Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Candy Davis

Sept. 4, 1934 May 20, 2003

Candy Davis, a longtime resident of Tuolumne County, died Tuesday, May 20, in Sacramento after a short battle with cancer. She was 68.

She was born in Holyoke, Mass. She married at age 17 and had four sons. In 1964, she and her family moved from San Diego to Tuolumne City. She attended Columbia Junior College and graduated with honors from its licensed vocational nurse program in 1971. She was named in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."

She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Sonora for 31 years and grateful for her faith, her family said. Until her recent retirement, she worked for Clay Maddox, a certified public accountant in Sonora.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her stepfather, George Vidovich of Elk Grove; a brother, George Coolbrith of Jacksonville, Vt.; a sister, Cherrie Cureton of Elk Grove; three sons, Guy Davis of Sacramento, Mark Davis, and his wife, Michelle, of Needles, and Brian Davis, and his wife, Marie, of Sacramento; four granddaughters, Kimberley Davis of Lansing, Mich., Sandy Thompson of Andrews Air Force Base, M.D., Virginia Rinker of Sacramento, and Paula Davis of Sacramento; and two great-grandsons, Jonathan Rinker of Sacramento and Davis Thompson of Maryland.

A funeral service and memorial Mass is scheduled for noon today at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Tuolumne. Graveside services will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

George 'Bud'


Morrison Jr.

Sept. 26, 1921 May 24, 2003

George "Bud" Kimball Morrison Jr. of Murphys died Saturday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 81.

He was born in Stockton and was a lifelong resident of Murphys. He was a retired ceramic tile contractor and an Army veteran. He had served as secretary for the Native Sons of the Golden West in Murphys, was a life member of the Lyons Club in Murphys, was past president of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Auxiliary, and was past deputy constable for Calaveras County.

Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Morrison of Murphys; a son, Bret Steven Morrison of Utah; a daughter, Bonnie Georgette Mack of Mystic, Conn.; four grandchildren, Eric Todd Neuvert of Lodi, Marcus Alexander Neuvert of California, Michelle Marie Booth of Stockton, and Sheena Kimberley Morrison of Murphys; seven great-grandchildren, Janae, Bryce and Bryant Neuvert, all of Lodi, Jordin Neuvert of San Diego, Jaryd Kalb of Marin County, and Sailor Marie and Wesley Booth, both of Stockton; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Native Sons Hall in Murphys. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Albert E. Braun

Nov. 5, 1911 May 22, 2003

Albert E. Braun died Thursday at his residence in Arnold. He was 91.

He was born in Buhl, Idaho, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho, and a doctoral degree in botany from the Iowa State College in Ames, Idaho.

He worked in the Research and Development Department for Libby, McNeil and Libby in Sunnyvale for many years, where he was a co-inventor of several patents. He also worked for Aguirre in Puerto Rico, and Sun Seeds in Hollister.

He lived in Murphys for three years and Arnold for nine years.

Mr. Braun is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Dan Guardino of Arnold; a grandson, Ricky Guardino of Arnold; and many nieces and nephews.

His wife, Ruth, and his sister, Alphonsie Lux, preceded him in death.

A graveside service was held at the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys. Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.


JARAMILLO Ruper Jaramillo, 81, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

TICHENOR Robert Tichenor, 68, a former Sonora resident, died Sunday at his residence in San Luis Obispo. Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Tichenor home in San Luis Obispo with a service to follow. Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.