Obituaries for July 14, 2004



Emily Coelho

June 17, 1919 - June 9, 2004

Longtime San Andreas resident Linda Emily Coelho died June 9 at her home. She was 84.

She was born in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1921, her family moved to San Leandro and then to Hayward in 1968. She settled in San Andreas in 1972 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Casmer Baracosa of Manteca, Robert Baracosa of Brisbane, San Mateo County, Elaine Riedel of Brisbane, Barbara Satmary of Philadelphia, Marie Ash of Lake Forest, Orange County, Linda Cook of San Andreas, John Dzuro of San Lorenzo and Liz Potter of Salt Lake City; a brother, John Morgado of Sonora; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in San Andreas. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370 or the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Cora I. Davis

June 17, 1909 - July 11, 2004

Former Sonora resident Cora I. Davis died Sunday at an Oakdale hospital. She was 95.

She was born in Elk City, Okla., and lived in Sonora from 1990-94. She previously lived in Oakdale for 55 years and worked as a lead wrapper there for the Flodine Poultry Company for five years.

She was a member of Sonora Baptist Church and was devoted to her church, her family said.

Her family added she enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Davis of La Grange, Kenneth Davis of Waterford, Roy Davis of Canyon Lake, Riverside County, and Don Davis of Grass Valley; a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and The Rev. Everett Brown of Sonora; a sister, Edith Davis of Ceres; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Davis, in 1992.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel. Burial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

Donations can be made to the Tuolumne County Senior Center, 540 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


'Jerry' Davis

Oct. 24, 1936 - March 24, 2004

Former Tuolumne County resident Elmer "Jerry" Davis died suddenly March 24 at a San Jose medical center. He was 67.

He was born in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, and was the son of Erwin and Bernadine (Redding) Davis. In 1947, the family lived in Coon Rapids, Iowa, where the Davis family has many relatives. He graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in Concord in 1954 and went on to earn degrees from East Contra Costa Junior College in 1956, San Jose State in 1963 and Sacramento State in 1969. He also earned his master of arts degree in education while raising six children.

He worked as a teacher and counselor for many different schools, including Amador High School in Sutter Creek and the O.H. Close School for Delinquent Boys and Lincoln Unified School District, both in Stockton.

His family said he enjoyed a good game of golf, a good or bad game of baseball, baseball spring training in Arizona, bowling, astronomy, airplanes, camping with his children, grandchildren and dog "Jack", collecting antique small engines and talking on his HAM radio.

He retired in 1996 from his career in education and moved to Tuolumne County, where he enjoyed "not wearing a watch anymore," his family said.

Mr. Davis is survived by his children, Denise Williams of Arizona, Lisa Davis-Yost of Angels Camp, Jeff Davis and Jill Barrailler, both of San Diego, Gina Bijleveld of Sonora and Laura Loveland of Santa Rosa; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and only brother, Richard Donald Davis.

At his request, no services will be held and scattering of his remains will be private.

Lima Family Mortuary in Santa Clara is handling arrangements.

Doris Fowler

May 13, 1924 - July 8, 2004

Former Tuolumne resident Doris Fowler died Thursday at her Sacramento home. She was 80.

She was born and raised in Tuolumne before moving to Stockton with her family. She most recently lived in Sacramento.

She is survived by her husband, William E. Fowler of Sacramento; sons, Robert Wilcenski of Sacramento and William J. Fowler of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Rebecca Fowler of Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles County; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Carters Cemetery in Tuolumne.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Hurley Milton Montgomery

Sept. 5, 1926 - July 9, 2004

Lifelong Tuolumne County resident Hurley Milton Montgomery died Friday at an Atwater care center. He was 77.

He was born in Yankee Hill and was raised on a Yankee Hill ranch. He attended Sonora High School and worked as a mechanic for Sonora Aggregates for 10 years.

His family said he liked fishing and hunting and enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends in the mornings.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by his son, Jack Montgomery of El Nido, Merced County; a sister, Ethel Gookin of Groveland; a sister-in-law, Mildred Montgomery of Sonora; a stepdaughter, Terry Davis of Merced; and numerous nieces and nephews.

At his request, no services are scheduled.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


P. 'Pat' Murphy

Oct. 3, 1922 - July 10, 2004

Homer P. "Pat" Murphy of Murphys died Saturday at his home. He was 81.

He was born in West Virginia. He lived in Calaveras County for 19 years, including more than 15 years in Sheep Ranch, then in San Jose for 25 years. He returned to live in Murphys for more than three years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked as a locomotive engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 36 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses' Arnold congregation.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Sally Murphy of Murphys; sons, Randolph P. Murphy of Columbia, Timothy J. Murphy of Round Rock, Texas, Matthew S. Murphy of Murphys and Andrew J. Murphy of Copperopolis; a daughter, Laura Norton of Union, Mo.; a brother, James R. Murphy of El Cajon, San Diego County; a sister, Faye Donovan of El Cajon; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Meadowview Road in Murphys.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ruth Emily


Nov. 3, 1914 - July 12, 2004

Former Calaveras County resident Ruth Emily Rasmussen died Monday at a Sacramento hospital. She was 89.

She was born in Richmond, Va., and lived in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp and Bear Valley for many years. She also had lived in Stockton for 10 years, then moved to Sacramento for one year. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Chapel in the Pines in Arnold and was a former member of the Independence Hall Quilters.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Rasmussen of Elk Grove, Douglas and Clayton Rasmussen, both of Angels Camp, and Linda Moore of Santa Rosa; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marius "Maury" Rasmussen, in 1978.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-6 p.m. Friday at Angels Memorial Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calaveras Senior Center, P.O. Box 1180, San Andreas, CA 95249 or Mark Twain Hospital Tony Albasio Fund, 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Nellie M. Schwartz

Oct. 14, 1908 - July 11, 2004

Former longtime Murphys resident Nellie M. Schwartz died Sunday at a Modesto care center. She was 95.

She was born in Rooks County, Kan., and previously had lived in Murphys for 20 years. She later moved to Escalon, where she lived for two years.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Crescent Chapter No. 165 in Murphys.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia and Jordon Freitas of Lathrop, San Joaquin County, and Cynthia and John Clark of Pleasanton; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Louis F. Schwartz, in 1986; and a daughter, Evelyn Mae Lewis, on June 29.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys.

Donations can be made to the Hospice of San Joaquin, 2609 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95210 or the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


Mae Tarbat

May 4, 1928 - July 11, 2004

Former Angels Camp resident Helen Mae Tarbat died Sunday at a Stockton care home. She was 76.

She was born in Angels Camp to Melvin and Dorothy Soracco. She was raised in Angels Camp and graduated from Bret Harte High School in 1946. She worked at the Angels Camp Bank of America for 12 years.

Her family said she was the devoted wife of the late John "Bob" Tarbat. She moved to Stockton and then settled in Manteca in 1970. She was a homemaker for more than 45 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Catherine Tarbat of Stockton; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Don Hoffman of Wallace; grandchildren, Kendra Yee of San Ramon and Kim Balcao and Nick and Beth Tarbat, all of Stockton; and great-grandchildren Madison and Brady Balcao, both of Stockton.

A rosary is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Angels Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Angels Camp. Burial will be at Altaville Catholic Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


ANZAR Lucilla Anzar, 78, of Twain Harte died June 8 at a Truckee hospital. Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary in Truckee is handling arrangements.

CAVALLI Jayne Cavalli, 83, of Jamestown died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

McMILLAN Joseph W. McMillan, 68, of Mi-Wuk Village died yesterday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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