Union Democrat staff

Eden (Webber) Sanders

Jan. 3, 1946 - July 7, 2012

San Andreas resident Eden (Webber) Sanders died July 7 at her home. She was 66.

Mrs. Sanders was born in San Francisco and moved to San Andreas 22 years ago.

She earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology and psychology from the University of Hawaii in the mid-1970s.

She worked as an office manager for Dave Bean Engineering Inc. for five years, the Utica Power Authority, and the Calaveras Public Power Authority for the past 10 years. She also worked as a project manager at Marlboro Corporation in Los Angeles for eight years.

She was a member of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. She was a certified instructor with the California Blacksmith's Association and served as editor of the magazine.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 18 years, David Sanders, of San Andreas; her children and their spouses, David and Tracy Malandra, of San Andreas, Jennifer Sanders, of Paloma, and Andria and Carl Westphal, of Folsom; her siblings, Robert Dench, of Pennsylvania, and Blair Webber, of Oceanside; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Turner Park in San Andreas.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Alice E. Schroeder

March 9, 1927 - July 27, 2012

Former Sonora and Angels Camp resident Alice E. Schroeder died July 27 at Regency Place in Sacramento. She was 85.

Mrs. Schroeder was born in Fredonia, N.D. Her family moved to California, where she graduated from high school in Galt.

After high school, she worked for Bank of America until marrying Milton E. Schroeder in 1947.

They later moved to Angels Camp and together they built and ran Angels' Magic Wand Car Wash.

She sang with the Mothersingers group and was a member of the Columbia Presbyterian Church of the 49ers and worked in the church thrift shop for many years.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting and weaving.

In 1999, they moved to Paci?c Grove to enjoy their retirement at the Forest Hill Manor, where she established the Helping Hands group, making quilts for the homeless and needy.

Mrs. Schroeder was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, in 2011.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Thomas and Katheryn Schroeder, of West Sacramento, Kathryn Smith, of Merced, and Susan and William Zimlich, of Elk Grove; her brother, Kenneth Flaig, of Southern California; three grandchildren and their spouses, Judy and Denny George, of Sacramento, Andy and Jeannette Schroeder, of West Sacramento, and Joe Zimlich of San Jose; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of ?owers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Services will be privately held.

Herberger's Elk Grove Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Lillian Prudence (Donovan) Soper

March 12, 1918 - July 29, 2012

Calaveras County resident Lillian Prudence (Donovan) Soper died July 29 at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas. She was 94.

Mrs. Soper was born in St. Paul, Neb. to Richard Wayne and Elsie Donovan.

She graduated from Santa Monica High School.

She met and married Elmer Soper in 1935, they lived in Santa Monica for 60 years before moving to Murphys in 1986.

She was a housewife while she raised her children and then went back to work as a dental assistant in Pacific Palisades. She worked in the dental field for more than 30 years.

She was president of the Parent-Teacher Association and district council in Santa Monica. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years and spent many years on the advisory board of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls, of which both her daughters were members.

She enjoyed ballroom dancing, crocheting, embroidery. She was a skilled seamstress and made clothes for her family, including evening gowns.

She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries throughout the world. In 2006 she visited her ancestral home in Ireland. During the trip she also went to Scotland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England.

Mrs. Soper was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 1991; her parents; her step-father, Ted Brown; and her granddaughters, Debra Gualdoni and Margo Maddy.

She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Elsie and Ray Whittle, of Murphys, and Donna and Marvin Maddy, of Chula Vista; her grandchildren and their spouses, Lori Ford, Kristi and John Adams, Raymond "Buz" Whittle, Donna and Terry Bullock, Amber and Shaun Terry, Erin and Jennifer Maddy, David Maddy, Steve and Moesha Maddy and Larry Maddy; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Murphys, 400 Bret Harte Road. A luncheon will follow.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


CAMPANA - Rosemary Campana, 81, of Sonora, died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CORNELL - Joseph Cornell, 80, of Sonora, died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.