Jennifer Lee Bailey

July 4, 1950 Jan. 22, 2007

Longtime Tuolumne resident Jennifer Lee Bailey died Monday at a Sonora hospital. She was 56.

She was born in Sonora and lived most of her life in Tuolumne. She enjoyed digging for bottles and rocks, beading, the outdoors and gambling. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gary Bailey of Tuolumne; son, Charlie Anderson of Sonora; grandchildren, Lottie Joe, Chase and Cherish Bailey and Sky Anderson, all of Tuolumne, and Kenneth Anderson of Stockton; mother, Phyllis Montgomery of Tuolumne; brother, Jimmy Harness of Tuolumne; sisters, Wonanna Dollarhide and Rebecca Harness, both of Tuolumne, and Janette Wallace of Oregon; and longtime friends Linda Martinez and Kelly Herzer, both of Tuolumne.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary "Chunker" Bailey; father, Charlie Harness; stepfather, Kenneth Montgomery, in December of 2006; and brother, Kevin Harness.

A potluck and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Me Wuk Tribal Hall, 19595 Me Wu St., in Tuolumne. She will be inurned and buried with her son, Gary "Chunker" Bailey in the Mi Wuk Cemetery in Tuolumne.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donald J. Mayer

Dec. 25, 1922 Jan. 9, 2007

Former Pine Mountain Lake resident Donald J. Mayer died at his Westminster, Colo., home on Jan. 9. He was 84.

He was born in Santa Ana. Mr. Mayer was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II. He worked in radio after the war and in the aircraft industry as a quality control engineer while raising his four children. He enjoyed bowling and golf, but his favorite hobby was writing poetry and musical lyrics, several of which have been published.

Mr. Mayer is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mayer of Westminster; daughters, Diane Kinsinger of Twain Harte and Sandra Epps of Spokane, Wash.; son, Michael Mayer of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Smith of Pine Mountain Lake.

Services have been held. His ashes will be scattered in the sea off the coast of his childhood home of Laguna Beach.

Broomfield Crematorium in Colorado handled arrangements.

Mark Alan Norwood

March 13, 1956 Jan. 20, 2007

Sonora resident Mark Alan Norwood died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. He was 50.

He was born in Alameda. He was a former licensed vocational nurse and was the CEO the nonprofit medical Web sites and He had lived in Sonora for the past 13 years.

Mr. Norwood is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jocelyn Norwood; children, Carmina Shana and her husband Shane, Nicole and her husband Chris, Brittany, Markus, and Angelica; siblings, Norman and Karen Norwood; nieces and nephews, Holly Collier, J.R. Norwood and David and Daniel Vough; cousins, Charmain Aslan and Steven and David Vough; grandmother, Fanny Fisher; and in-laws, Jose and Aurora Calub.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rowena Norwood.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church on 19765 Grace Way in Sonora.

Donations in his name may be made to the Norwood Faimly at the New Life Family Church, 19270 Hillsdale Drive, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Woodhouse

Oct. 20, 1955 Jan. 19, 2007

Sonora resident James Woodhouse died at his home Saturday. He was 51.

He was born in Utah and had lived in Sonora for the past five years. He was a book binder for 25 years, served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed camping and all types of music.

Mr. Woodhouse is survived by his mother, Florence Urie of Reno; father, Howe Woodhouse of Pleasant Grove, Utah; son and daughter-in-law, Dan Reda and Jennie Woodhouse of Fremont; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Joshua Woodhouse of Castro Valley; son, James Woodhouse of Austin, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Lori Woodhouse of Utah and Rany and Ann Woodhouse of Reno; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Carl Dice of Sparks, Nev.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heuton Memorial Chapel. Another service will follow at 1 p.m. at the David Lambert Community Drop-In Center on 347 W. Jackson St. in Sonora.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.