Obituaries for May 30, 2012

Union Democrat staff

Izsabella Grace Garcia

May 5, 2012 - May 13, 2012

Izsabella Grace "Izzy" Garcia died May 13 at Doctors Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. She was 8 days old.

She was born prematurely, at 24 weeks gestation. After appearing to do well for the first seven days, she died in the early evening hours on her eighth day of life.

She is survived by her parents, Eleanor Jones and Joseph Garcia, of Groveland; her brother, Tavaris Bradford, of Groveland; grandparents, JoAnn Garcia, of Jamestown, Karen Glendenning, of Greeley Hill, and Herbert Jones, of Greeley Hill; and numerous other family members throughout California and Washington.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Pine Mountain Lake Stables.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Roy Lee Garrett

Oct. 1, 1925 - May 18, 2012

Roy Lee Garrett, of Sonora, died May 18 at Avalon Care Center. He was 86.

Born in Brownfield, Texas, to Albert and Temple Garrett, he grew up in that community but later spent most of his adult life in California. He retired to Lubbock, Texas, then moved to Sonora in 2008.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then had a career as a business manager in the agricultural industry. He and his wife, Sylvia, were married in 1980.

He enjoyed flying, held a private pilot's license and belonged to the Rotary Club in Salinas and Watsonville.

Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, in 2007.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Larry and Rita Garrett, of Sonora, Deana and Doug Porterfield, of Upland, Ricky Garrett, of Watsonville, and Darla Garrett, of Watsonville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; his sister, Geneva Birlem, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; stepchildren and their spouses, Vincent and Jan Hawkins, of Arland, Texas, Jo Beth and Ed Vinson, of Capitan, N.M., and Gail and Bill Schobey, of Austin, Texas; seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral home handled initial arrangements.

Charles "Larry" Jones

March 27, 1938 - May 11, 2012

Charles "Larry" Jones, of Greeley Hill, died May 11 at his home after a brief bout with lung cancer.

He was born in Oxnard to June Evelyn Coen and Charles William McPherson. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Mack Jones, in Lomita, Los Angeles County, where he graduated from Narbonne High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Prosthetics.

Since 1962, he was a certified prosthetist and orthotist and served on the founding board of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prothetists. He was the original owner and operator of Long Beach Artificial Limb Company and Central Valley Prosthetics of Merced. He later retired from Hangar Prosthetics of Sonora in 2005.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rotary Club and Lake Don Pedro Men's Golf Club. He served as a Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster and as an Indian Guide leader.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his mother, June Jones; father, Mack Jones; and one granddaughter, Tawney Margaret Ronk.

He is survived by his wife, Dian Marie Jones, of Greeley Hill; children, Kathleen Killgore, of Arizona, Charles Jones, of Bellflower, John Paul Jones, of Michigan, Jennifer June, of Inglewood, David Mack Jones, of Redondo Beach, and Wiley Jones, of San Jose; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lee McPherson, of Apple Valley, and Rodney Jones, of Long Beach.

A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday at the Groveland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19780 Old Highway 120, in Groveland. He will be inurned at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County.

Evergreen Mortuary is handling arrangements.

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