Jamie L. Noble

Oct. 11, 1978 Oct. 3, 2003

Longtime Sonora resident Jamie L. Noble died unexpectedly Friday at his home. He was 24.

He was born in Watsonville and lived in Sonora for 24 years. He was a student at a truck-driving school. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Ward.

His family said he loved fishing, hunting, swimming and off-road driving in trucks and motorcycles. His family came to California before the Gold Rush, and he was a ninth-generation Californian.

Mr. Noble is survived by his parents, Norman and Jeanette Noble of Sonora; a sister, Cheryl Nicolson of Salinas; uncles, Danny Noble of Watsonville and Alvan Sulieman of Sonora; and three nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Ruth Jackson and Marvin and Emma Noble.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sonora.

Donations can be made to the Jamie Noble Benefit at Central California Bank, 229 S. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Alta Mae Clarke

Sept. 11, 1913 Oct. 3, 2003

Alta Mae Clarke, grandmother of Christine Crist of Jamestown and Donald Merritt of Sonora, died Friday at an Oakdale care home. She was 90.

She was born in Arkansas and lived in Modesto. She moved around following the California harvest and settled in Modesto in 1983.

In addition to her grandchildren in Tuolumne County, she is survived by 17 other grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great grandchildren.

The original graveside service times have been changed to 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Modesto.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown, CA 95327 or the Memorial Hospital Foundation, General Fund, 1329 Spanos Court, Suite C-2, Modesto, CA 95355.

Allen Mortuary in Turlock is handling arrangements.

Marjorie Beryl Nicholls

March 3, 1911 Oct. 4, 2003

Lifelong Burson resident Marjorie Beryl Nicholls died Friday at a Stockton medical center. She was 92.

She was born in West Point. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Frank Lucchesi of Stockton; a sister, Alice Blankenship of West Point; seven grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at San Andreas Memorial Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Jenny Lind.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Paul Rummel

Oct. 22, 1909 Oct. 2, 2003

Paul Rummel, grandfather of Ruth Polen of Sonora, died Thursday at a Modesto care home. He was 93.

He was born in Ohio and lived in Modesto for 52 years. He worked as a self-employed farmer for 25 years.

He graduated from Moody Bible Institute. He was a pastor at several small country churches in northwestern New York. He moved to California in 1951.

He was a hard worker, his family said, and took odd jobs well into his 80s.

Mr. Rummel is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Mary Rummel of Modesto; daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Doug Hayward of Anaheim and Mary Rosalyn and Malcolm Tunison of Magalia, Butte County; a sister, Annabelle Fralick of Van Wert, Ohio; eight grandchildren, including Ruth Polen of Sonora; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private family services are scheduled.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Betty Jean Scott

Jan. 10, 1947 Oct. 6, 2003

Longtime Murphys resident Betty Jean Scott died Monday at her home after a long illness. She was 56.

She was born in Oakland and lived in Murphys for 22 years. She previously lived in the Bay area. She owned and operated Scott's Tavern in Angels Camp for 20 years.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Lynette Scott of Angels Camp and Jeffrey and Robyn Scott of Sonora; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Theresa and Rich Lavino of San Francisco; a brother, Harold Williams of Torrance; and her mother, Vera Williams of Angels Camp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Scott in 1998.

Visitation is scheduled from 1-6 p.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel.

Donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Lurene Wooten

June 6, 1939 Oct. 3, 2003

Longtime Calaveras County resident Lurene Wooten died Friday at a San Andreas hospital. She was 64.

She was born in Greeley, Colo., and lived in Calaveras County for 31 years. She lived in Angels Camp.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant for 40 years, 16 of them at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital in San Andreas.

She is survived by her son, David Barnes of San Andreas; daughters, Dena Marsh of Norwood, Mo., and Julie Barnes and Janell Harris, both of Angels Camp; her mother, Edna Houtchens of Altaville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Garman, in 1995.

Services were held.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


FERNANDES A memorial service for Eddie Fernandes, 82, of Sonora is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. He died Monday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

STEFFENS A memorial service for Randy Steffens, 48, of Twain Harte is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He died Saturday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.