Clifford Wolf

Dec. 20, 1907 - Aug. 11, 2004

Longtime Sonora area resident Clifford Wolf died Wednesday at a Sonora hospital. He was 96.

He was born in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and lived in the Sonora area for 60 years. He worked as a self-employed logger for 45 years. He was a member of Sonora Baptist Church.

His family said he enjoyed woodworking and reading.

Mr. Wolf is survived by his wife, Evelyn Wolf of Sonora; daughters, Barbara Skiles of Modesto, Darlene Millikin of Fort Laramie, Wyo., Sheryl Edwards of Columbia, Deborah Petty of Toledo, Wash., and Rebecca Ra-dovan of St. Cloud, Minn.; sons, Michael Hightower of Gorman, Da-vid Hightower of Sacramento and Matthew "George" Hightower of Columbia; sisters, Laura Wirth of West Point and Florence Wolf of Modesto; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. today at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sonora Baptist Church. A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow at Wood Colony Cemetery in Modesto.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Anne (Haight) Anderson

Oct. 31, 1924 - Aug. 9, 2004

Longtime Calaveras County resident Elizabeth "Betty" Anne (Haight) Anderson died Monday at a Sonora hospital. She was 79.

She was born and raised in Galesburg, Ill. She worked in the United Service Organization (USO) and performed social services for the troops during World War II. She settled in Calaveras County and lived there from 1948-59, where she was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

Her family said she was an active mom, a den mother and a baseball mom.

She was a member of the PTA and Altar Society.

She married John Anderson on Feb. 20, 1943.

She and her husband built many homes along Highway 26. Her husband worked for Associated Lumber and Box in Wilseyville, and they had many friends from that area, her family said.

Her family added she loved to dance and was a rabid San Francisco 49er and Giants fan.

In 1959, they moved to Citrus Heights where she worked for a time at Mc-Clellan Air Force Base calibrating instruments for aircraft.

In 1972, she and her husband bought race horses trotters and pacers and for 15 years traveled the racing circuit nationwide and especially Cal-Expo in Sacramento. She retired to Wilseyville in 1985 and moved to San Andreas in 1988. She moved to Tuolumne to live with her daughter in 2003.

She made lifetime friends wherever she went and maintained these friendships throughout her life, her family said. They added that family was always her first priority.

Her family said she always loved her horses, dogs and cats. During an interview in 2000, when asked about her life and any regrets, she said she planned on a career in journalism, but the rewards from raising her family far outweighed any regrets she might have had.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Corcoran of Tuolumne; a son, John Anderson of Ventura; grandchildren, Tony Anderson of Lodi, Christine Guerra of Houston, Emma Tiffany of Santa Cruz and Stephanie and Kyle Anderson, both of Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County; great-grandchildren, Ben and Amanda Anderson of Lodi; brothers, Richard Haight of Arnold and George Haight of Murphys; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Anderson, in May 1992; a son, Chris Anderson, in September 2002; and brothers, Alfred and John Haight.

Visitation is scheduled from 9-10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mokelumne Hill. A funeral service will follow and is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church. A graveside service will follow and is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery in Mokelumne Hill.

Donations can be made to Calaveras County Library, P.O. Box 338, San Andreas, CA 95249.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Kathryn Brown

Aug. 29, 1910 - Aug. 11, 2004

Former San Andreas resident Lois Kathryn Brown died Wednesday at a Fullerton medical center. She was 93.

She was born in San Andreas and most recently lived in Fullerton, Orange County, for four years. She graduated from Calaveras High School.

She worked as a registered nurse for 40 years and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Brown of Fullerton; a brother, Marshall Dragomanovich of San Andreas; and grandchildren, Daniel, David, Debra and Sarah Brown, all of Fullerton.

Visitation is scheduled from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday at San Andreas Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


FISCHER June Claire Fischer, 81, of Murphys died yesterday at a San Andreas hospital. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Altaville. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.