Paul Duston Chapin III

Feb. 21, 1954 - March 28, 2004

Paul Duston Chapin III of Coulterville died unexpectedly March 28 at a Modesto hospital. He was 50.

He was born in Oakland and lived in Modesto, Turlock and Sacramento before moving to Coulterville in 2003. He worked as a computer technician for 25 years and also owned his own business, Chapin Precision Industries. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972-78. He was a member of Wildwood Community Chapel of Greeley Hill. He worked for Eastman Kodak in earlier years.

Mr. Chapin is survived by his children, Paul Duston Chapin IV of Weaverville, Trinity County, De'Anna Lee Hubbard of Manteca and Timothy Scott Chapin of Livermore; his parents, Paul and Frances Chapin of Coulterville; a brother, Michael Chapin of Oakdale; a sister, Teresa Schoch of Benicia, Solano County; and a grandson.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Wildwood Community Chapel in Greeley Hill.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto is handling arrangements.

Rev. Irvine

'Jess' Edgerton

Sept. 26, 1929 - April 5, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident the Rev. Irvine "Jess" Edgerton died Monday at a Sonora hospital. He was 74.

He was born in Louisville, Ky., to Lt. Col. I.A. Edgerton and Bessie (Robertson) Edgerton. He lived in Copperopolis since July 2002 and in Tuolumne County, mostly in Twain Harte, since 1969. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the 7th division in the Rangers unit during the Korean War, where he received combat wounds. He received three Purple Hearts, two Oak Clusters, a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars and several other ribbons.

He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Military Order of the Purple Heart and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He received his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Santa Barbara. He received his master's degree in biblical counseling and his doctorate in ministries from Anderson Theological Seminary in Camilla, Ga. He was a teacher for 18 years and taught at public and Christian schools. He taught industrial arts and was a substitute teacher in Tuolumne County.

The Rev. Edgerton was ordained at age 72 and performed marriages.

His family said he loved to sing and sang his first solo in high school.

He liked contemporary and sacred music, opera and also was a fan of Dixieland and Southern Gospel, his family added. He sang for different opera companies throughout California, including the Santa Barbara Grand Opera and "Tosca" at the Lobero Theatre. He performed with Sierra Repertory Theatre several times. He created a voice lesson CD program called "A Voice Apart."

He was a radio announcer for several radio stations, including KVML, in the early 1970s.

His family said he loved to travel and worked in Japan after World War II.

He wrote books, the most recent a comprehensive Bible study. In his teens, he loved to ride the back roads of Georgia on his Indian motorcycle, his family added.

The Rev. Edgerton is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lois Edgerton of Copperopolis; daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Bisset of Twain Harte, KristiAnn Edgerton of Sonora, Kendra and Cal Wivell of Columbia and Kira Edgerton of Santa Barbara; a son and daughter-in-law, Irvine "Buz" and Terri Edgerton of Twain Harte; grandchildren and their spouses, Angela Quinton and her husband, Bud, Isaac Bisset and his wife, Jami, Justin Bisset and his wife, Kelline, Eric Bisset, Kari and Cody Mata, Israel Houck and his wife, Heather, Seth Houck, Tyler Edgerton, Jeremy MacDonald and his wife, Noemi, Nichole MacDonald, Shane MacDonald-Wivell and his girlfriend, Kelly Marquette, Ryan and Corey MacDonald-Wivell, Calin Wivell, Zachary, Crystal, Joshua and Ethan Edgerton and Zavriel Loza-Edgerton; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Clayton and Caleb Houck, David and Isaiah MacDonald, Zachary Bisset, Caleb Quinton and two great-grandchildren on the way, Jayla Bisset and Jacob Quinton.

Private family services and military honors are scheduled at Riverside National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


(Hogan) Kenfield

March 24, 1925 - April 3, 2004

Carolyn (Hogan) Kenfield died Saturday at her Salt Spring Valley home, near Copperopolis. She was 79.

She was born in Oakland and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, David Kenfield of Murphys; a daughter, Kathleen Rosson of Pacific Grove; a cousin, Lynda Bernasconi of Copperopolis; and a granddaughter, Kate Kenfield of Pacific Grove.

No services are scheduled at her request.

Donations can be made to the Humane Society of Calaveras County, P.O. Box 2065, San Andreas, CA 95249.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sarah Rovsek

April 22, 1988 - April 4, 2004

Former Groveland resident Sarah Rovsek died Sunday from injuries suffered in an off-road-vehicle accident while camping at Topaz Lake, Nev. She was 15.

She was born in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, and moved to Groveland before she was one year old. She attended Tenaya Elementary School until sixth grade, then moved to Carson City, Nev.

She was a member of the Douglas High School Band in Nevada and earned many music and academic awards. She played tenor and alto saxophone, flute, clarinet and keyboard and was learning guitar.

Her family said she enjoyed time with her family and friends, but mostly music.

She is survived by her parents, Dennis Rovsek of Groveland and Barbara and James Smith of Carson City; a sister, Jennifer Rovsek of Moccasin; grandmother, Dorothy McGalliard of Southern California; and aunts, Lisa White and Janna Hemboldt, both of Southern California.

A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Groveland Evangelical Free Church on Ferretti Road in Groveland.

Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden, Nev., is handling arrangements.

Donato S.

'Tag' Taguinod

March 14, 1944 - April 4, 2004

Donato S. "Tag" Taguinod of Murphys died Sunday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 60.

He was born in San Jose and lived in Murphys for 13 years. He worked on an assembly line for General Motors for 32 years before his retirement. For the past seven years, he worked for the Vallecito Union School District. He served in the U.S. Army.

His family said he was a gentle man who everybody loved.

Mr. Taguinod is survived by his wife, Gloria Taguinod of Murphys; sons, Donato Taguinod III of Modesto, Abel Taguinod of San Jose, Donnie Taguinod of Patterson and Josh and Tim Taguinod, both of Santa Rosa; a stepson, Michael Kelly of Sunnyvale; stepdaughters, Kristine Kelly, Jennifer McWhirt and Brandi Tindell, all of Murphys; brothers, Robert Taguinod of San Diego and Frank Taguinod of San Jose; a sister, Karen Chase of San Diego; and his mother, Ruth Glass of Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his wife's name to US Bank, P.O. Box 607, Altaville, CA 95221.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


Marie Watson

Sept. 4, 1964 - April 1, 2004

Charisse Marie Watson of Valley Springs died Thursday at a San Andreas hospital after a long illness. She was 39.

She was born in Stockton and lived in Valley Springs for nine years.

She is survived by her son, Wyatt William Hunter of Valley Springs; and her mother, Louise Watson of Valley Springs.

Services were held.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.