Union Democrat staff

Kimberly 'Kim' Ida Donne

March 23, 1966 - Nov. 5, 2011

Sonora resident Kimberly "Kim" Ida Donne died Nov. 5 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 45.

Born in Redwood City to Ken Correia and Kathy Avery, she was a pet groomer at her family's business, House of Pets and Kathy's Pet Grooming.

She enjoyed taking care of animals.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie E. Donne, of Sonora; mother, Kathy Avery, of Sonora; fiance, Dan Walorny, of Sonora; siblings, Christine Robbins, of Sonora, and Sandra Holson, of Oakdale; ex-husband, Thomas W. Donne, of Sonora; one uncle; six nieces and nephews; and four cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

A service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Chapel, 19889 Soulsbyville Road, Sonora.

Donations can be made to the Sonora Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 4363, Sonora, CA 95370.

Terizch and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mildred Mae


May 25, 1930 - Nov. 9, 2011

Mokelumne Hill native and resident Mildred Mae Simmons died at her home on Nov. 9. She was 81.

Born in Mokelumne Hill to Violet and Carl Dell'Orto, she graduated from Calaveras High School in 1948 and was crowned "Belle of the Camp" the same year.

Mrs. Simmons moved to Sacramento, where she was an operational officer at Wells Fargo Bank.

She returned to Mokelumne Hill and worked for the Wells Fargo branch in Jackson until her retirement.

She enjoyed taking care of animals.

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Jackie Dell'Orto, of Mokelumne Hill; an aunt; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other extended family members.

Inurnment will be private.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Floyd 'Stu' Stewart

Jan. 1, 1940 - Nov. 10, 2011

Sonora resident Floyd "Stu" Stewart died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 71.

Born in Oklahoma, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force.

He managed an apartment complex in San Jose for eight years. He lived in Sonora for seven years.

He enjoyed camping and riding his motorcycle.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his longtime companion, Christine "Chris" Baer, of Sonora; and his companion's daughter, Jennifer Wethelt, of Japan.

No service is scheduled.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Diana White

April 30, 1945 - Nov. 6, 2011

Groveland resident Diana White died Nov. 6 at her home. She was 66.

Born in Childress, Texas, she was a home loan escrow officer for 30 years.

She lived in Tuolumne County for 20 years, the past seven of which she lived in Groveland.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband, George H. White, of Groveland; children, David Hagemeier, of San Francisco, and Wayne Hagemeier, of Las Vegas, Nev.; siblings, Martin Lee Mooney, of Chula Vista, Billy Ray Mooney, of Phoenix, Ariz., Helen Price, of Weatherford, Texas, and LaRue Hite, of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Diana Montoya, of Modesto, Derrike Larsen, of San Jose, and Daniel and Ryan Hagemeier, both of California; and four great-grandchildren.

No service is scheduled.

Donations can be made to the St. Jude Medical Foundation, 1 St. Jude Medical Drive, St. Paul, MN 55117-1761.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

L.A. Vern

Allen Stewart

Nov. 7, 1928 - Nov. 11, 2011

Lifelong San Andreas resident L.A. Vern Allen Stewart died Friday at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas. He was 83.

Born in San Andreas to Leslie and Marie Stewart, he was a fourth-generation Calaveras County native and graduated from Calaveras High School.

He served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic from 1951 to 1953 at Fort Sill, Okla., and Fort Bragg, N.C.

He grew up helping out in the family's car business, Stewart Ford and Mercury, and went on to operate the garage as an adult until it closed in 1984.

He served one term on the Calaveras County Water District's Board of Directors, where he was instrumental in initiating the North Fork Project.

He especially enjoyed trapshooting, traveling in his RV to trapshooting events throughout the western United States. He also enjoyed discussing politics and playing golf.

He was a member of the Angels Gun Club, National Rifle Association, and the Pacific International Trapshooting Association.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Gloria Stewart, of San Andreas; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Barbara Stewart, of Murphys; stepson, Danny Morris, of Orangevale; grandchildren, Stephanie and A.J. Stewart, both of Murphys, and Nathan Morris, of Sacramento; sister, Jeanne Gibbens, of San Andreas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

No service is scheduled.

Donations can be made to a charity of choice.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.