Basil G. Berry

May 1, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2004

Longtime Jamestown resident Basil G. Berry died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 81.

He was born in Beury, W.Va., and had lived in Jamestown since 1981. He worked as a warehouse supervisor for Kellogg's Company for 29 years.

His family said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Berry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leslie M. Berry of Jamestown; a son, Steven Berry of Concord; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Richard Sobrero of Pleasanton; grandchildren, Scott Sobrero of the U.S. Marine Corps currently stationed in Iraq and his wife, Shawna, both of San Diego and Angela Sobrero of Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County; a great-granddaughter, Kayla Sobrero of San Diego; a sister, Ella Mae Beaver of San Leandro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A chapel service will follow and is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sonora Regional Medical Center, Unit 6 Activity Committee, 1000 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


'Katie' Corrales

April 30, 1929 - Aug. 12, 2004

Catalina "Katie" Corrales of Sonora died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. She was 75.

She was born in Artisa, N.M., and was the daughter of Pedro and Francis Rede. She had lived in Sonora for 19 years.

She was an active member of AARP in Sonora for more than 20 years and member of Tuolumne County Taxpayers Association for the last 10 years.

Her family said she lived life to its fullest and enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. She was a creative woman who enjoyed gardening and crocheting in her spare time, her family added.

She was called "Katie" by her family and friends and she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a loyal friend, her family said.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rosalio "Chuck" Corrales; children, Gregory Corrales and his wife, Liane, of San Francisco, Douglas Corrales of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Laura and Linda Corrales, both of Sonora; grandchildren, Tiffany Lis of Salinas, Jacques Burgoyne of Colorado, Lt. Gregory Corrales Jr. serving with the U.S. Marine Corps, Maria Corrales of Chico and Samantha Corrales of San Francisco; great-granddaughters, Victoria Lis and Maria and Tiffany Corrales; sisters, Julia Lopes of Newman, Stanislaus County, Sylvia "Betty" Valdez of Union City, Alameda County, and Connie Reynolds of Hayward; and a niece, Linda H. Corrales of Sonora.

Services were held.

Sorensen Bros. Mortuary in Hayward is handling arrangements.

Tammy Lynn (Newton)


June 23, 1963 - Aug. 13, 2004

Lake Don Pedro resident Tammy Lynn (Newton) Gardner died Friday at a Modesto hospital of complications of breast cancer. She was 41.

She was born in Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, and had lived in Lake Don Pedro for 14 years. She was a longtime employee of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District.

Her family said her greatest joy in life was her family, and she was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed keeping a beautiful, nurturing home for her family. She was a devout Christian and loved to read the Word of God and sing Christian songs, her family added. She loved to laugh and was always ready to give or receive a funny joke or story, her family said.

She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 18 years, Carl of Lake Don Pedro; a son, Jeremy of Lake Don Pedro; a daughter, Dayna of Lake Don Pedro; her mother, Iva Newton of Victorville, San Bernardino County; sisters, Shay McDonald of Sonora, Paula Villanueva of Atwater, Merced County, Debbie Diesel and Rebekah Gurneal of Victorville; a brother, Michael Newton of Twain Harte; her father-in-law, Carl Sr. of Tuolumne; and many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles "Bud" Newton; a brother, Charles "Charlie" Newton; a son, Justin; and her mother-in-law, Barbara Gardner.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. tomorrow at Stratford Evans Funeral Chapel, 1490 B St., in Merced. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave., in Merced. Burial is scheduled at Merced District Cemetery.

Stratford Evans Funeral Chapel in Merced is handling arrangements.


Garold Irvin

April 25, 1944 - Aug. 13, 2004

Teddy Garold Irvin of Sugar Pine died Friday at a Sonora hospital of natural causes. He was 60.

He was born and raised in Wichita, Kan., where he went to work early to help support his family. He was one of 15 brothers and sisters. He worked at a roller rink in Kansas. His family said he enjoyed roller skating and was an excellent roller skater.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-65 where he first enjoyed bluegrass music, which he loved the rest of his life, his family added.

Mr. Irvin raised his family in Buena Park, Orange County, from 1966-2000 when he retired to Sugar Pine.

He worked as a backhoe truck driver/foreman with MWD, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, for 32 years. His family said he enjoyed construction and did masonry work on the side.

He was in a band called Sourmash Bluegrass Band for 16 years while he lived in Southern California, and then he and his wife started the band Backroads when they moved to Tuolumne County.

His family said he wrote many wonderful songs. He played at The Rock Pub & Restaurant in Twain Harte and The Smoke Cafe in Jamestown many Friday nights.

He married Ida Gaglio in April 1996.

His home was always filled with lots of laughter and he was an avid supporter of his wife, Ida's, quilting, his family added, and he loved the trees and this area.

Mr. Irvin is survived by his wife, Ida Gaglio of Sugar Pine; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Stacy Irvin of Las Vegas; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Jesse Castro of San Diego and Christina Irvin of Buena Park; granddaughters, Madison Irvin of Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County, and Lennon Jae Castro of San Diego; adopted children and their families, Kit and Sandy Worden and their son, Jeremiah Worden of all Oroville, Butte County, Kim and Franz Seifert and their daughter, Amber Seifert all of Reno, Nev., and Lisa and Johnnie Liddy and their children, Dante and Deme all of Valencia, Los Angeles County; five brothers; four sisters; and many good friends whom he opened his home to when needed, his family said.

Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. today at The Rock Pub & Restaurant in Twain Harte to celebrate his life and his music. Musicians are urged bring their instruments as he would have much preferred a jam in his memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kids on Bluegrass, California Bluegrass Association (CBA), P.O. Box 9, Wilseyville, CA 95257.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty Lou Oliver

May 3, 1929 - Aug. 13, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Betty Lou Oliver died Friday at a Sonora hospital. She was 75.

She was born in Tacoma, Wash. She and her husband bought property in Soulsbyville in 1965, and they used this home as a vacation home until 1972 when they moved in permanently. She had most recently lived in Columbia.

She had a career in nursing for more than 40 years including working as a registered nurse in the emergency room for Sonora Community Hospital in Sonora for 22 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora. She was also a member of the Aronos Women's Club, Red Hat Society and Beta Sigma Phi International.

Her family said she loved to sew, cook and play bridge.

She is survived by her daughter, Adair Elaine Montes of Sonora; sons, Rick Oliver of Las Vegas and Roger Oliver of Glendale, Los Angeles County; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Oliver, in 1999.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350 for Tuolumne County including a separate piece of a paper with the donators' name, address and request restricting the donations to be directed to breast cancer research only. Or donations can be sent to Aronos Nursing Scholarship, P.O. Box 43 Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


D. Rhoads

Dec. 7, 1915 - May 26, 2004

Eugene D. Rhoads of Sonora died May 26 at his home. He was 88.

He was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Sonora for more than eight years.

He worked as the division gas engineer for PG&E for 33 years.

He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater. When he was assigned to the 357th Fighter Group in England, he was head of the weather department.

He earned his own private pilot's license before World War II.

He built radio controlled airplanes. His family said he was a fisherman and enjoyed fruit and vegetable gardening. He enjoyed tennis and playing cribbage at Sonora Hills, his family added.

Mr. Rhoads is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Iris "Jimmie" of Sonora.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

The family requests that no flowers or donations be sent.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Fay A. Robinson

March 7, 1920 - Aug. 12, 2004

Fay A. Robinson of Sonora died Thursday at a Carmichael care home, Sacramento County, due to complications of diabetes. She was 84.

She was born in Tulsa, Okla., and had lived in Sonora for four years. She previously lived in San Martin, Santa Clara County, for 43 years.

Her family said she was devoted to her family, friends and the San Martin Presbyterian Church, which she was a member of for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, George W. Robinson of Sonora; a son, Thomas A. Robinson of San Jose; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. Lappert of Santa Clara, Geraldine M. and Charles Cameron of Sonora, Lois F. and Jim Palma of Anthem, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Marva Simpson of Sonora; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bethel and Joe Hennigan of Groveland; sisters and a brother-in-law, Gladys McGowen of Antioch and Ramona and Leigh Willoughby of Springfield, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the San Martin Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 230, San Martin, CA 95046 or Satellite Healthcare, in care of David Peters MSW, 136 E. Columbia Way, Sonora, CA 95370.

Services were held.

Johnson Funeral Home in Morgan Hill handled arrangements.


WHITE Visitation for Syble V. White, 99, of Sonora, who died Monday at a Sonora hospital will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A chapel service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.