Obituaries for May 4, 2012

Union Democrat staff

H. Kem Thompson

July 17, 1927 - April 30, 2012

Copperopolis resident H. Kem Thompson died April 30 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 84.

Mr. Thompson was born in Springfield, Mo., and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a small plane pilot since age 17. He retired from United Technologies in 1992 where he was an aerospace engineer. Mr. Thompson built custom cabinets and furniture for the next 18 years. He had a country western band during his 30s and enjoyed traveling, especially to Canyonlands National Park, Utah. He lived in Copperopolis for 23 years.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Constance Lane Thompson, in 2012; and siblings Dorothy Rutledge and Keith Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dee Thompson, of Copperopolis; his daughter, Pamela Jean Barton, of Palmdale; stepsons, James Francis, Jesse Francis, Shawn Francis and Christian Francis; and stepdaughters, Renee Francis and Rachelle Stamm; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings Betty Cummings, Barbara Rumley, Bernie Thompson and Ann Haar.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. May 26 at Black Creek Homeowners Association Building C, 920 Black Creek Drive, Copperopolis, with a potluck to follow.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


EDNER - Annette Edner, 96, died April 29 at Skyline Place. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sorenson Bros. Mortuary, 1140 B St., Hayward. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

JONES - Larry Jones, 96, of Jamestown, died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LAGINHA - Vida Laginha, 94, of Sonora, died Thursday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

NICOLET - John Nicolet, 77, of Twain Harte, died Wednesday at University of San Francisco Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Death Notice for October 22, 2016


BORREGO — A memorial Mass for Frank T. Borrego, 95, who died ... more

Death notices for Oct. 26, 2016


LARSON — Former Tuolumne County resident Richard Lee Larson, 55, of Livermore, ... more

Jeanette Boyd Dec. 13,1935 — Oct. 9, 2016


Jeanette Boyd, age 80, of Sonora, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 9, ... more

Death notices for Oct. 21, 2016


DURLAND — Teddy Durland, 56, of Sonora, died Wednesday at home. Heuton ... more