'Mack' Hammond

Oct. 31, 1922 - Oct. 1, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident McDaniel "Mack" Hammond died Friday at his home of natural causes. He was 81.

He was born in Burneyville, Okla., and lived in Sonora for 34 years. He was a member of the Sonora Elks Lodge and American Legion. He raised horses as a hobby.

His career in education spanned from 1949-70. He coached football, track and taught math at the University of Redlands, The Boys' Republic, Chula Vista Middle School, Excelsior High School and La Mirada High School, all in Southern California.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands in 1949. He played linebacker and offensive guard on the University of Redlands football team and went to the Pineapple Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1947. The team was inducted into the the University of Redlands Hall of Fame in 2003.

He entered the Fifth Infantry Regiment, 71st Division, on Dec. 7, 1942, and served in the European Theater of Operations in France, Germany and Austria. He received the Bronze Star and was honorably discharged on March 29, 1946, as a sergeant.

He moved to Sonora in 1970 and bought Calvert Van & Storage. He renamed the business Sonora Van & Storage and owned and operated it until 1996.

He delivered food for the Meals on Wheels program from 1996-2003.

Mr. Hammond is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel R. and Darby Hammond of Escazu, Costa Rica, Ted M. Hammond of Santa Monica and Scott S. and Tammy L. Hammond of Sonora; a daughter, Sandra S. Hammond of Sonora; grandchildren, Megan Hammond of Bellingham, Wash., Dustin Allen, Kayla Kendrick, Heather N. Hammond and Tyler S. Hammond, all of Sonora, and Alexander Hammond of Wenatchee, Wash.; a brother, William H. Hammond of Montana; and a cousin, Juanita Cosgrove of Paradise, Butte County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Taylor" Hammond and Della Frances Hammond; and a son, Robert B. Hammond.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Harold Allen

Feb. 2, 1929 - Sept. 5, 2004

Longtime Sonora resident Lloyd Harold Allen died Sept. 5 at a Sonora hospital. He was 75.

He was born in Burleson, Texas, to Henry and Zelma Allen and grew up in the Turlock area. He worked as a linesman in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He lived in San Jose for many years, during which time he was the supervisor for West Coast Doors in Mountain View.

In 1978 he moved to Sonora and owned and operated Heron Door Manufacturing from 1978-92. He was active in the Sonora Elks Lodge and Sonora Lions Club.

He also spent several years as a handyman, his family said, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved animals, especially cats and dogs, his family added.

During his life he enjoyed downhill skiing, boating, waterskiing, playing cards, music and dancing, his family said. He was an avid golfer and especially liked spending time with his daughter, his former wife, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his family added.

Mr. Allen is survived by his daughter, Jill McClintock of Sonora; sisters, Sara Veatch-Sampson of Cameron Park and Gloria White of Florida; a brother, Don Allen of Elk Grove, Sacramento County; former spouse, Pert Allen of Sonora; grandsons and their spouses, David and Terry Parker, Matt and Katie McClintock and Robert McClintock and his girlfriend, Bonnie Morris, all of Sonora; a granddaughter, Michelle (McClintock) Finney of Alabama; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place. A family memorial will be celebrated at a later date.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Marianne Richardson

May 25, 1934 - Sept. 29, 2004

Former Sonora resident Marianne Richardson died Wednesday at a San Francisco hospital. She was 70.

She was born in Sonora and graduated from Sonora High School in the 1950s. While in Sonora, she enjoyed horseback riding, swimming and skiing, her family said. She spent time during the summer in Fallon House Theatre productions in the 1950s and '60s.

She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in drama and theater and worked in San Francisco for the rest of her life.

She worked for KSFO and in public relations and office management for various Bay Area firms. She was a member of the Screen Actors Guild of America and participated in movie making in San Francisco during the 1980s and '90s. She was active in theater and participated in many plays and also sang at various piano bars in the Knob Hill area of San Francisco.

While in San Francisco, she was an active swimmer at the Marines Memorial.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Richardson; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Joan Richardson of Sonora; a niece, Jill (Richardson) Gardner and her husband, Tom Gardner, of Edinburgh, Scotland; and nieces and nephews all in California.

She was preceded in death by a niece, Susan Lynn Richardson; and her father, Dr. George C. Richardson.

A celebration of life will be held next month in Sacramento.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.


HORTON A memorial service for Mary Horton, 77, of Sonora is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Sonora Hills on Greenley Road in Sonora. She died Sept. 6 at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

MILLER A remembrance and gathering for Donald Anthony Miller, 80, of Twain Harte, also known as "Pour Old Nik," is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eproson House in Twain Harte. He died Sept. 26 at a Sonora hospital.

SUMMERS Visitation for Doris Ann Summers, 70, of Sonora is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A chapel service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Sierra Bible Church. She died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

WESTER Betty Wester, 79, of Groveland died yesterday at a Modesto hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.