Margherita 'Rita'


Sept. 7, 1927 - Oct. 6, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne resident Margherita "Rita" Feriani-Archer died unexpectedly Wednesday at a Modesto hospital. She was 77.

She was born in Regalado, Italy, and immigrated with her family to the United States at age 3. She lived in Tuolumne for 74 years. She worked as a business office manager for Tuolumne Telephone Co. for 24 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tuolumne.

She supported many organizations, her family said, and loved dancing, music and her family.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Cheryl Feriani of Anchorage, Alaska, and John and Juliana Feriani and Paul and Diane Feriani, all of Tuolumne; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Ruth Malgesini and Edo and Margo Cimoli, all of Tuolumne; grandchildren, Rachel Marjaniemi and her husband, Curt, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Caitlyn Clark and her husband, Dan, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Julia, Nicole, Makayla Feriani and Ralph Feriani Jr., all of Anchorage, and Jenny Feriani and Jake Feriani, both of Tuolumne; a great-grandson, Caden Marjaniemi of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Butch Feriani, in 1964; her second husband, Richard Archer, in 2001; an infant son, John Feriani, in 1952; and a brother, John Gambetta, in 1938.

A vigil is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Heuton Memorial Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tuolumne.

Donations can be made to St. Joseph's Ladies Guild, P.O. Box 642, Twain Harte, CA 95383 or Tuolumne City Memorial Museum, P.O. Box 1174, Tuolumne, CA 95379.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


Christina McBride

Oct. 15, 1962 - Oct. 5, 2004

Longtime Angels Camp resident Michone Christina McBride died Tuesday at a Sonora hospital after a long illness. She was 41.

She was born in Reno, Nev., and had lived in Angels Camp for 20 years. She worked as a correctional officer at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown for five years. She was a member of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

She is survived by her children, Bryan Ervin and Brittany Stevens, both of Angels Camp; brothers, Gene and John McBride, both of Angels Camp; sisters, Darla McBride of San Francisco and Stacey McBride of Angels Camp; her mother, Sylvia McBride of Oroville, Butte County; and her father and stepmother, Eugene and Wendy McBride of Angels Camp.

A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Utica Park in Angels Camp.

Donations can be made to the Memorial Fund for the Children of Michone McBride, in care of Central Sierra Bank, P.O. Box 1269, Angels Camp, CA 95222.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Doris Nan Sibert

June 6, 1949 - Oct. 4, 2004

Longtime Calaveras County resident Doris Nan Sibert died unexpectedly Monday at her South Lake Comanche home. She was 55.

She was born and raised in San Jose. She graduated from Del Mar High School in 1967 and became a small business owner and homemaker.

She moved to Arnold in 1979 and later lived in Valley Springs. She moved to South Lake Comanche three and a half years ago.

Her relatives said she loved her family, the ocean, water-skiing, fishing, gardening, gatherings with friends and family and had a good work ethic.

She is survived by her son, Pete Wagner of Avery; a daughter, Shannon Joyner of Chico; sister, Patricia Veronese of Campbell, Santa Clara County; and her parents, James and Stephanie Dyer; five grandchildren; and many extended family members.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, in Santa Cruz.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sara Zamarripa

Oct. 30, 1984 - Sept. 30, 2004

Sara Zamarripa, a Columbia College student, died Sept. 30 from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Columbia College. She was 19.

She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and had lived in Columbia for one month, though her permanent home was in Madera. She was a computer science major and her favorite class was HTML, her family added, and she loved being at Columbia College.

Her family said she her loved her family, many friends and music, especially punk.

She is survived by her mother, Cheryl Zamarripa of Madera; her father, Alejandro Zamarripa Sr. of Milwaukee; sisters, Juanita and Margarita Zamarripa, both of Madera, and Vanessa Zamarripa of Milwaukee; twin brother, Alejandro Zamarripa Jr. of Madera; a niece, Marina Zamarripa of Milwaukee; and a nephew, David Isaiah Walker of Milwaukee.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madera.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


MILLER Patricia Miller, 55, of Big Oak Flat died yesterday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.