Obituaries for October 3, 2003

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Suzanne L. Evans

Sept. 14, 1937 Sept. 30, 2003

Longtime Tuolumne resident Suzanne L. Evans died Tuesday at her home. She was 66.

She was born in Sonora but moved to Turlock as a child and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1976, she returned to Tuolumne County. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse for 15 years. Her last employer was Sonora Community Hospital, where she worked for three years.

She was a member of Tuolumne Baptist Church.

Her family said she was a caregiver who enjoyed gardening, reading, her children and grandchildren. She was a surviving twin, her family said, and was a descendant of a pioneer family who came to Tuolumne County in the 1850s.

She is survived by her husband, Leighton Evans of Tuolumne; sons Michael Galvan of Wisconsin, Stephen Galvan of Merced and William Galvan of Utah; daughters Melissa Galvan and Elizabeth Grazioli, both of Tuolumne; a brother, William LePape of Oregon; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A private graveside service will be held next week. Burial will be at Mountain Shadow Cemetery.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Leta R. 'Kelli' McCormick

Sept. 7, 1938 Sept. 27, 2003

Leta R. "Kelli" McCormick, the mother of Casty "Jinks" Santos of Sonora, died Saturday at her home in Oakdale. She was 65.

She was born in Porter, Okla., to Georgia and Edgar Metcalf. She moved to California with them as a child and grew up and attended school in the Bay area. She lived in the Oakdale area off and on for more than 35 years.

She was a homemaker for the past several years, and worked as bartender, waitress, nurse's aide and production supervisor. She teamed with her husband of more than 20 years and managed hotels and motels from Modesto to Sacramento.

She is survived by her husband, Charles "Bud" McCormick of Oakdale; children April Largent of Oakdale, Casty "Jinks" Santos of Sonora, Bill Cole of Norwalk, Bobby McCormick of Ceres, Bo McCormick of Castle Rock, Colo., and Bud C. McCormick of La Mirada; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous adopted children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale.

Donations can be made to Community Hospice Inc., 601 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95350-5443.

Oakdale Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Warren William Webbon

Nov. 14, 1919 Oct. 1, 2003

Longtime Tuolumne resident Warren William Webbon died Wednesday at a Modesto hospital. He was 83.

He was born in New York City and moved to California in 1955. He had lived in Tuolumne since 1978. He was a retired aircraft inspector with Trans World Airlines. He served in the military during World War II. His family said the things he enjoyed most in life were his grandchildren, family and his extended family throughout the community.

His family said he was known as "the cookie man." During recent years, his time was dedicated to watching his granddaughters play sports and his love for helping out at Cover's Apple Ranch.

Mr. Webbon is survived by his daughters and son-in-law Debbie Webbon of Sonora and Millie and Alan Dahl of Tuolumne; son Elmer Webbon of Sonora; five grandchildren, Megan, Melissa, Jeremy and Aaron Webbon, all of Sonora, and Mitchell Dahl of Tuolumne; great-grandchild Jaden Webbon of Sonora; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Webbon, in 1996; his mother, Alice Meares Webbon; and his father, William Webbon.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Old Brethren Church on Cherokee Road in Tuolumne.

Donations can be made to Old Brethren Christian Church School, 19292 Cherokee Road, Tuolumne, CA 95379.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Michael D. Pinard

June 8, 1954 Sept. 28, 2003

Longtime Soulsbyville resident Michael D. "Crazy Mike" Pinard died Sunday at a Modesto hospital from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident Sept. 25 in Jamestown. He was 49.

He was born in Tillamook, Ore., and had lived in Soulsbyville for 20 years. He worked as a driver with J.B. Hunt Trucking for one year. He served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Pinard is survived by his companion, Debbie Ware-Pinard of Soulsbyville; children Michelle Devin Pinard-Siddons of Soulsbyville, Jennifer Siddons of Sonora, David Pinard of Sacramento and Kevin Pinard of Arizona; sister Sandy McLeod of Oregon; brother Robert Pinard of Antelope; his father, Robert Pinard of Oregon; and three grandchildren.

No services are scheduled.

Oakdale Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

RUMMEL Paul Rummel, 93, of Modesto, grandfather of Ruth Polen of Sonora, died yesterday at a Modesto care home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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