(Bazn) Cadena

Jan. 9, 1911 - Oct. 15, 2004

Coleta (Bazn) Cadena of Sonora died Friday at a Sonora hospital. She was 93.

She was born in Sulphur, La., to Arturo Bazn and Natalia Hernandez Vasquez and was raised in south Texas, mainly in San Antonio. She was named after her paternal grandmother and was a high-spirited and energetic child and young adult, her family said.

Her family had a small ranch near San Antonio, and she and her brother and sisters worked beside their parents. In 1937, she married Hector Cadena, who later on became executive chef at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio. They had two children, Imelda Dolores and Hector Ren.

Her life revolved around her family, church and school activities, her family added. She and her parents were active in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in San Antonio. Later on, with her own family, she became active in San Fernando Cathedral, St. Anthony di Paola Church and St. Anne Church also in San Antonio.

She was much admired and respected by her children's teachers, her family added, and they often called upon her to translate when non-English speaking families came to either register their children or attend parent/teacher conferences. She continued to be active in their junior and senior high schools, often chairing Mexican food booths for fund-raisers, her family said.

She was an active member of YWCA International Institute. She served as president of the mothers' club that raised funds for neighborhood activities. After she moved to Sonora in 1998, she became a member of The Ladies' Guild at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Imelda and David Sheppard of Sonora; a son and daughter-in-law, Hector Ren and Anna Carmen Cadena of New Mexico; grandchildren, Alan Sheppard of Sonora, Damiana Candelaria and her husband, Eric, Damon Corey Cadena and his wife, Andrea, all of New Mexico, and Denise Colette Cadena of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Jillian Hunnicutt, Jasmine Candelaria and Brandon Cadena, all of New Mexico, and Zander Lucas Cadena of Arizona; a sister, Otilia B. Valdez of San Antonio; a brother, Arthur Bazn Jr. of San Antonio; and nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hector; a brother, Frank; sisters, Maria Antonieta, Beatriz Bazn and Leonor Bazn Ayala and Virginia Bazn Cadena.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte.

In lieu of flowers, and at the family's request, donations can be made to Foothill Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 3332, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Glen R. Miller

Nov. 1, 1928 - Oct. 5, 2004

Glen R. Miller, father of Terry Miller of Twain Harte, died Oct. 5 at a Stockton care home. He was 75.

He was born in Canada and had most recently lived in Stockton. He worked as a supervisor for Hewlett-Packard Company for more than 10 years in Santa Clara.

Mr. Miller is survived by his sons, Terry Miller of Twain Harte, Daniel Miller of Vallejo and Michael Miller of Santa Cruz; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ralph Riplinger of Sonora; and grandchildren, Shannon and Christopher Miller, both of Twain Harte, Benjamin and Dana Miller, both of Vallejo, Jessica Miller of Las Vegas and Heather Miller of Santa Barbara.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at Fremont Central Park in Fremont. In case of rain, the celebration of life will be held at Trinity Way Apartments, 39655 Trinity Way in Fremont.

Donations can be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204.

Park View Funeral Home in Manteca is handling arrangements.


Leon Slate

Oct. 29, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2004

Longtime Tuolumne County resident Edward Leon Slate died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 80.

He was born in Lindsay, Okla., and was one of seven children. He lived in Oklahoma until the family moved to California. He was a farm hand until he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was proud to serve his country in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns during World War II. Serving with the 261st Field Artillery Battalion, he took part in the Normandy invasion, where he sustained wounds. He received the Purple Heart upon his discharge and also earned the American Theater Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Ribbon and one overseas bar.

Mr. Slate worked in various jobs and for a time was employed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in California. He was a seasonal farm hand and auto mechanic. He moved to Tuolumne County in 1970 with his family and lived in various parts of the county, most recently in Jamestown.

Mr. Slate is survived by his daughters and sons-in-laws, Rosa and Karl Williams of Jamestown and Anna and Steve Montgomery of Sonora; sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Linda Slate of Tuolumne, Harvey and Ada Slate of Porterville, Tulare County, Mark and Shelly Slate of Cordelia and Danny and Vicki Slate of Kellogg, Idaho; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Slate of Jamestown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosella and Arland Haynes of Exeter, Tulare County, Linda and Gary Adolf of Soulsbyville and Mary and Normand Walton of Modesto; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Ardith Slate of Buffalo, Wyo.; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Leon Slate and Ora Isabel Adams Slate; his first wife, Wilma Maxine Slate; his second wife, Peggy Ann Slate; a brother, Eulys Francis Slate; a sister, Lenora Lorene Anderson; a brother-in-law, Roy C. "Shorty" Anderson; and a son, Francis "Buddy" Slate.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow and is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Carters Cemetery in Tuolumne, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard conducting a flag-folding ceremony and 21-gun salute.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


CALDERARO Paul Calderaro, 83, of Columbia died Monday at a Modesto hospital. A celebration of life potluck dinner is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fireman's Hall in Columbia. Evins Funeral Home in Modesto is handling arrangements.

GUIDICI A celebration of life for Sylvia Guidici, 89, formerly of Angels Camp is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at her home in Angels Camp with special remembrances taking place at 3 p.m. For information and directions, call (707) 996-3622 or 532-2477. She died Oct. 5 at a Sonoma care home. Duggan's Mission Chapel in Sonoma handled arrangements.