Union Democrat staff

Dean Bauer

March 18, 1970 - Aug. 19, 2012

Sonora Dean Bauer died Aug. 19 at his home after a brief illness. He was 42.

Mr. Bauer was born and raised on Los Banos.

He and his wife settled in Sonora 10 years ago

He aspired to be a firefighter and began volunteering with Merced County Fire at age 16. He later had a career as an EMT with AMR Ambulance and Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and playing football, and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed Western music, movies, rodeos and fast draw shooting.

He was a member of the Ridge Hogs Motorcycle Club, the Jamestown Harley Owners Group, Cowboy Fast Draw Association and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Mr. Bauer was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Reid; grandparents Boyd and Ginger Douchette, all of Los Banos; and mother-in-law, Grace Beaver, of San Leandro.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lori Bauer, of Sonora; his children, Katie Grace Bauer and Colten James Bauer, both of Sonora; father George Shepherd, of Los Banos; sister, Debbie Bosworth and her husband, Steve, of Riverbank; sisters-in-law, Linda Beaver, of San Leandro, Earlene Miller and her husband, Norm, of Carson City, Nev., and Gloria Mitchell, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370.

A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Michael Stephen Evans

July 1, 1950 -Aug. 17, 2012

Sonora resident Michael Stephen Evans died Aug. 17 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He was 62.

Mr. Evans was born in Colusa and settled in Sonora 40 years ago.

He worked as an elementary school teacher for seven years and with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office for 10 years.

He was a member of E Clampus Vitus and enjoyed fishing, teaching and music.

Mr. Evans is survived by his children, Sean Evans, of Jamestown, and Joshua Evans, of Valley Springs; his siblings, Patrick Evans, of Merced, Anna Evans, of Chico, and Annette Evans, of Merced.

No services are planned at this time.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

David Lynn King

Aug. 22, 1968 - Aug. 13, 2012

San Andreas resident David Lynn King died Aug. 13 at his home. He was 43.

Mr. King was born and raised in San Andreas.

He lived outside the area for several years before returning to the area with his family in August 2011.

He worked as a truck driver and mechanic more than 10 years.

He enjoyed hunting and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents, Carol Jean King, in 2007, and Roy David King, in July.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa M. King, of San Andreas; his children, Cayla J. King and Jacob-David A. King, both of San Andreas; his sister, Kelly J. King, of Sonora; and three nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


BRUCE - Hallie Bruce, 92, of Tuolumne, died Wednesday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

PEFFER - A memorial service will be held for Doug Peffer, 49, of Angels Camp, at 11 a.m., today, at Chapel in the Pines, in Arnold followed by a potluck reception.

OWEN -Georgia Owen, 90, of Sonora, died Wednesday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

ROGERS -Joan Rogers, 35, of Mi-Wuk Village, died Tuesday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.