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Alba Marie 'Ada' Price

Sept. 17, 1917 - June 16, 2012

San Andreas resident Alba Marie "Ada" Price died June 16 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital in San Andreas.

She was known as "Nonie" and enjoyed animals, walking, music and singing. She also enjoyed Italian Club dinners and tending her flower garden.

She enjoyed cooking, especially gnocchi and lemon and apple pies. She cooked at the Kentucky House in San Andreas for the Calaveras Cement Plant. She also worked for many years at the Altaville Drug Store preparing lunches.

She was a clerk for PG&E for 32 years and lived in Calaveras County for 77 years. She volunteered for the Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital Thrift Store and the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Price is survived by her children, Harold Price, of Murphys, Carolee Harris, of Pioneer, and Norman Price of Sloughhouse; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Angels Gun Club in Angels Camp.

She will be inurned at the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Altaville.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name may be made to Amador-Calaveras Hospice, P.O. 595, Jackson, CA 95642, the Calaveras Humane Society or a charity of choice.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Mabel Ruth Craig

July 28, 1925 - June 21, 2012

Sonora resident Mabel Ruth Craig died June 21 at Skyline Place. She was 86.

Mrs. Craig was born in Atascadero. She married Harold Tonne in 1941 and was married for 28 years.

They lived in Palm Springs, where they raised two children, Gloria Jean and Harold "Teddy" Louis. She was a daycare provider and foster parent, helping to raise at least 50 different children.

She and Mr. Tonne were founding members of Our Savior's Church.

She married Richard "Dick" Craig Sr. in 1970 and they were together for 36 years. While in Palm Springs she and Mr. Craig continued to be members in Our Savior's Church. They moved to Atascadero in 1980 to tend to her mother and the family farm. She collected many animals including chickens, rabbits, peacocks, pheasants, turkeys, emus, goats, pot-bellied pigs, cats, dogs, and horses.

In Atascadero, she and her husband became members of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Because of her failing health, Mrs. Craig moved to Sonora to be near her daughter, Gloria. She lived in Skyline Place and became a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Tonne, in 1969; and her second husband Richard "Dick" Craig, in 2006.

She is survived by children, Gloria Hanvelt, of Sonora,Teddy Tonne, of Alaska, adopted daughter Mabel Renee Craig, of Texas, and stepson Richard Craig Jr., of Florida; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atascadero.

Chapel of the Roses of Atascadero is handling arrangements.

Harold Dillashaw

April 25, 1933 - June 20, 2012

Angels Camp resident Harold Dillashaw died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton. He was 79.

Mr. Dillashaw was born in Jayton, Texas. His family moved to Angels Camp in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 spending 19 months in Germany. He married Shirley Zanardi in 1955.

He worked as a general contractor building over 50 homes in Calaveras County as well as the silos at the Calaveras cement plant.

Mr. Dillashaw enjoyed playing sports, particularly basketball, baseball and golf. He was the last living honorary member of the Angels Fire Department and was a member of the volunteer fire department. He served as president of the Angels Gun Club for 25 years and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed volunteering and built the cover over the cement slab in Utica Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Billie Dillashaw; and his sister, Carolyn Massey.

He is survived by wife, Shirley Zanardi Dillashaw, of Angels Camp; children Jim and his wife Krista Dillashaw, of Angels Camp, and Debbie Dillashaw Wood, of Angels Camp; his grandsons Jeremy and John Wood, Travis, Jacob, Jayton, and Tanner Dillashaw; his great-granddaughters Hanna Dillashaw and Mazie Wood; his sister, Mary Malispina, of Murphys; and his brother, Jack Dillashaw, of Angels Camp.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Angels Memorial Chapel.

A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Angels Gun Club.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


CATALDO - Margaret Cataldo, 68, of Sonora, died Sunday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

GRANT -Fred Grant, 89, of Sonora, died Saturday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HARGREAVES -Kenneth Hargreaves, 90, of Mi-Wuk Village, died Saturday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MARTINEZ - Patricia Martinez, 45, of Sonora, died Friday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.