Obituaries for August 4, 2003


John Walter

Burroughs Jr.

Jan. 10, 1947 July 30, 2003

John Walter Burroughs Jr. of Sugar Pine died Wednesday at his home. He was 56.

He was born in Alameda and had lived in Sugar Pine for 11 years.

He worked as a stockbroker for 30 years for Smith Barney.

His family said he loved the outdoors, especially fly fishing and backpacking. He was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Sugar Pine.

Mr. Burroughs is survived by his wife, Donna Burroughs of Sugar Pine; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Kent Steele of Pleasanton, and Jennifer and Bob Broxham and Heidi and Tim Sledge, all of Dublin; three stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Ron Weeks of Fort Lewis, Wash., Kimberly and Dan Cottrell of Houston, and Katherine and Ford Adkins of Trinity, Texas; his parents, Jack and Dorothy Burroughs of Jamestown; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Edelgard Burroughs of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Al Farley of Carson City, Nev.; stepsisters, Debi Drake of Jamestown and Diane Martin and Gina Drake, both of Chico; a sister-in-law, Nancy Cannon of San Jose; in-laws, Ray and Naomi Shafer of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Ryan, Alysha, Sara, Jonathan and Andrew Steele, Zachary and Hayley Broxham, R.J. and Ashley Weeks, Courtney and Brittany Cottrell, and Austin and Chase Adkins; nephews, Michael Cannon of San Jose, Norm Burroughs of Danville, John Burroughs of Mesa, Ariz., Jim and Jeff Farley, both of Reno, Nev., and Clint and Cole Martin, both of Chico; a niece, Kelly Martin of Chico; and close friends, Greg and Kristin Burns and Sam and Emma Burns, all of Tuolumne.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne Gay Burroughs.

A service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 24176 Pine Lake Drive, in Sugar Pine.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 280, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Joseph


June 20, 1920 July 30, 2003

Longtime Copperopolis resident James Joseph Coulter died Wednesday at his home. He was 83.

He was born in San Francisco and lived in Copperopolis for nearly 21 years. He worked as an inspector for 25 years for PG&E until his retirement in 1983.

He was a navy veteran of World War II and served in the Sea Bee's. He was a member of the Mountain RC Flyers in Copperopolis, which met at the airstrip at his home in Copperopolis. He also belonged to the Continental Luscombe Association and was the owner of a 1948 Luscombe Airplane.

His family said he loved to fly.

Mr. Coulter is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Josie Coulter of Copperopolis; and his grandchildren, Leonila, Jacob and April Coulter, all of Copperopolis.

A memorial service was to be held today at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp.


PANERO Marie Genevieve Panero, 89, a former resident of Sonora, died Saturday at a Templeton care home in San Luis Obispo County. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DOTUR Oletha Dotur, age unavailable, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora care home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MARTIN Phyllis Martin, 84, of Columbia died yesterday at her residence. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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