Obituaries for May 4, 2004



Julian Hawkins

May 2, 1921 - April 29, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Robert Julian Hawkins died Thursday at a Sacramento medical center. He was 82.

He was born in Seattle and had lived in Tuolumne County since 1982, most recently in James-town. He worked for the Pacific Bell Telephone Company, now known as SBC, for 34 years. He was a member of the Sierra Pines Golf Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

His family said he was proud of his Norwegian heritage and visited Norway many times. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening, his family added.

Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye Hawkins of Jamestown; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Hawkins of London, John and Cheryl Hawkins of Stirling City, Butte County, and Rick and Robin Hawkins of Soquel, Santa Cruz County; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and John Gardner of Alpine, Utah; grandchildren, Carrie Reed, Tara Johnson, Jared, Paige and Stephanie Gardner, Casey Hansen, Genesee and Brianna Hawkins, and Rachel and Emma Hawkins; four great-grandchildren; a brother, John Hawkins of Everett, Wash.; and a sister, Thelma Frudiger of Seattle.

A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Shadow Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth A. Munro

Sept. 3, 1919 - April 25, 2004

Elizabeth A. Munro of Soulsbyville died April 25 at a Soulsbyville care home. She was 84.

She was born and raised in Petaluma, Sonoma County, and later moved to San Francisco, where she graduated from St. Joseph's College of Nursing. In 1941, she married Robert Munro and in 1948, they moved to San Pablo, Contra Costa County, where they raised their five daughters. They moved to San Mateo in 1966, where they remained for 37 years. She lived in Jamestown and later moved to Soulsbyville.

She is survived by her daughters, Maureen Barreiro of Groveland, Roberta Young of Los Altos, Santa Clara County, Janet Hansen of Jordan, Ardyth BathHurst of Arnold and Del Munro-Lucido of South Lake Tahoe; two sisters, Mary Park of Vallejo, Solano County, and Sister Roseanne Curtiss of Oakland; grandchildren, Christopher and David Young, Kelly and Dana Backens, Michael and Nicholas Barreiro and Danielle Lucido; and great-grandchildren, John, Anna and Ian Young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Munro, in 2003.

No services are scheduled. Cremation has taken place.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Royce Jones

July 25, 1931 - April 30, 2004

Longtime San Andreas resident Ernest Royce Jones died Friday at a Lodi hospital. He was 72.

He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and lived in San Andreas for 31 years. He worked as a technical sergeant for the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of the Calaveras and Milton lodges of the Scottish Rites of Stockton.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Margaret Jones of San Andreas; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Jones of San Andreas, Raymond and Debbie Jones of Las Vegas, and Jim and Marion Jones of Stockton; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Pat Dougherty of San Andreas; brothers, Ted Jones of Wisconsin and Fred and David Jones, both of Indiana; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fannie Jones; and a sister, Marjorie.

Visitation is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. tomorrow at San Andreas Memorial Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial is scheduled at People's Cemetery.


Henry Russell

March 8, 1920 - April 30, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident William Henry Russell died Friday at a Sonora care home. He was 84.

He was born in Fresno and lived in Sonora for most of his life. He graduated from Sonora Elementary School and Sonora High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served in New Guinea and the Phillipines during World War II. He worked for the Pacific Bell Telephone Company, now known as SBC, as a lineman for 35 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His family said he enjoyed cattle ranching after his retirement.

His family also said he was well known for his wonderful sense of humor.

Mr. Russell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Iona Russell of Sonora; a sister and brother-in-law, Bev and John Azevedo of Stockton; nieces, Terry McHenry and Wendy Fischer and their families; a nephew, Bill Azevedo; many cousins, including Helen Spekker of Fresno, Jim Peters of Sacramento, Pat Peters and his wife, Leona, Yvonne Stegall and Denise Emerald, both of Sonora, Mike Peters of Modesto and Dewey Peters; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stanley and Jo Williams of Sonora.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to any favorite charity.

Angella M.

(Ghiorso) Warnke

Sept. 19, 1913 - April 30, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Angella M. (Ghiorso) Warnke died Friday at a Sonora care home. She was 90.

She was born in San Francisco and had lived in Sonora for most of her life.

She is survived by her nephews and their spouses, Robert and Elizabeth West, Michael and Carolynn Ghiorso, The Rev. David Ghiorso and Daniel and Margaret Ghiorso; nieces and their spouses, Marie and Scott Tiraschi, Katherine and Brian Cox, Ann Ghiorso, and Rosemary and Russ Carmick; a sister-in-law, Mary E. Ghiorso; and 19 grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Warnke.

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Columbia. Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County or the Save Our St. Anne's fund, P.O. Box 1755, Columbia, CA 95310.

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