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Larry Lee Cook

April 17, 1939 - May 5, 2012

Larry Lee Cook, a four-year resident of Sonora, died May 5 at his home. He was 74.

He was born Missouri, the son of Donnell and Norma Cook.

After 20 years of service with the Manteca Police Department, he retired and moved to Nevada where he worked for Harrah's Casino for 20 years until his final retirement.

Soon thereafter, he moved to Sonora to be closer to his family. His interests included fishing with his grandchildren and going for long trips on his motorcycle with friends.

His is survived by his children, Kris Cook and wife, Michelle, of Stockton, Kimberly Cook, of Sonora, and Kip Cook, of Turlock; and grandchildren, Eric Cook and Bailey Cook, of Stockton, Ryan and Tricia Wolfgang, of Sonora, Natasha Cook, of Manteca, and Brianna Cook, Marisa Cook, Kristopher Cook and Kameron Cook, all of Turlock.

No services are planned. Neptune Society of Central California, Modesto, handled arrangements.

Jewel Maxine

'Judy' Baker

April 6, 1927 - May 15, 2012

Jewell Maxine "Judy" Baker, died May 15 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Baker was born in Colorado, the daughter of Oscar and Retha Pendleton. She moved to Columbia at a young age and attended the old red school house that is now part of the Columbia State Historic Park.

A homemaker, she married her childhood sweetheart and husband of 66 years, Richard Baker, and became a Navy wife for 37 years, before they returned to Tuolumne County and settled in Sonora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Baker; son-in-law, Steven Calhoun; and grandson, Spencer Yussman.

She is survived by three children, Cheryl Calhoun, of Oakdale, Sandra Hensley and her husband, Keith, of Oakdale, and Valerie Hines, of Sonora; grandchildren, Roman Calhoun, of Modesto, Amanda Hensley, of Oakdale, Heather Davis and her husband, Brian, of Sonora, and Laura Knopp and her husband, Tony, of Calabasas; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Pendleton, of California;

A service will be held at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Friday with graveside service to follow. Donations may be made in her name to March of Dimes 1729 Tully Road, Suite 6, Modesto. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruby Browne

March 27, 1921 - May 19, 2012

Ruby (Young) Browne, of La Grange, died Saturday at Avalon Care Center, in Sonora. She was 91.

Mrs. Browne was born in Cullman, Ala., the daughter of Lonnie and Della Young. She moved to the Bay Area in the early 1940s, where she lived for many years. She was a homemaker for 71 years and moved to Tuolumne County two years ago to be near her daughter.

She is survived by a daughter, Pat Bruno, of La Grange; two grandchildren, David and Jason Bruno, of Livermore; a brother, Al Young, of Walnut Creek; a sister, Londalene Jean, of Alabama; and two grandchildren.

No services are scheduled locally. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Daisy Hollenbeck

May 8, 1926 - May 19, 2012

Daisy (Dunwoody) Hollenbeck died Saturday at her Sonora Home. She was 86.

Mrs. Hollenbeck was born in Keystone, Neb., the daughter of Samuel Leon Dunwoody and Gertrude Sims Dunwoody.

She moved to California in 1946, settling with her husband, Raymond D. Hollenbeck, in Salinas, where they lived until 1975, when they retired and moved to Sonora.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and her interests included being a seamstress, genealogy and playing cards.

She was known for her seamstress skills and did much sewing for the church, including making many baptismal garments.

Mrs. Hollenbeck was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hollenbeck, in 1981.

She is survived by her fiance, Edward Barnes, of Jamestown; daughters, Sandra Schnieder and her husband, Will, of Castro Valley, Donna Ramos and her fiance, Doug Brouwer, of Santa Cruz, and Mary Anne Hughes and her husband, Rodney, of Panoche; a brother, Howard Dunwoody, of Victorville; a sister, Darlene Michael, of McMinnville, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sonora. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

James Greed

Feb. 26, 1939 - May 2, 2012

Angels Camp resident James J. Greed died unexpectedly May 2 at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas. He was 73

He was born in Teaneck, N.J., the son of James Joseph Greed Sr. and Ann Kerns Greed.

He worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years. Graduating with a masters degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, he began his career with Perkin Elmer. He also worked for General Signal where he rose to the position of chief technical officer of the semiconductor group and completed his career as president of VLSI Standards before retiring to Angels Camp in December 1999.

He was a lifelong spokesman and advocate for the semiconductor industry and served as chairman of the industry trade association, SEMI, in 1996. He was a board member of SEMI for 11 years, and participated throughout his career in SEMI's efforts to improve standards in the industry.

His interests included sailing, golf and travel, and he often combined the three. He was a member of the Greenhorn Creek Men's Club and Greenhorn Creek Gentlemen's Wine Club.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sharon, of Angels Camp; and his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Patricia Greed, of Bombinhas, Brazil.

A celebration of life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 30 at Camps Restaurant, Greenhorn Creek Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital Foundation in San Andreas.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ramona Montgomery

March 4, 1916 - May 8, 2012

Ramona (Thacher) Montgomery died May 8 at her Sonora home. She was 96.

Mrs. Montgomery was born in Kansas to Frederick Bowen Thacher and Lettie Elizabeth (Tucker) Thacher. Mrs. Montgomery had lived in Sonora since 1979.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Montgomery, of Sonora; and her grandson, Ryan Siu, of San Diego.

Burial was at Carters Cemetery in Tuolumne.

Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

William T. Maguire

Nov. 8, 1920 - May 11, 2012

San Andreas resident William T. Maguire died May 11 at Country Haven Assisted Living. He was 91.

He was born in Scotland, the son of William and Robina Maguire, and moved to the United States at the age of 3.

After graduating from high school, he decided to travel the United States by "riding the rails" from New Jersey to California and back. He was among the quarter million teen hobos who spent time hopping freight trains during the Great Depression.

Prior to the U.S. entry in World War II, he traveled to Canada, worked his way over to England on a freighter, and joined a Scottish regiment, the Cameron Highlanders. For six years, he fought in India and Burma.

After returning from the war, he joined the U.S. Army and became a criminal investigator in Italy, where he met his wife of 52 years. He then spent the next 30 years as a criminal investigator, serving in Vietnam and Korea.

Mr. Maguire was preceded in death by his wife, Mina.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Patricia and Joseph Panto, of Angels Camp, William and Nancy Maguire, of Gallitzin, Pa., and Carol and Frank Donzanti, of Laguna Niguel; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.


GARRETT - Roy Garrett, 86, of Sonora, died Friday at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.