Union Democrat staff

Frances W. 'Billie' (Hogue) Dasher

Sept. 20, 1920 - Aug. 25, 2012

Columbia resident Frances W. "Billie" Dasher died Aug. 25 at her home. She was 91.

Mrs. Dasher was born and raised in Academy, Calif., an area now known as Clovis.

She grew up in the Fresno area and attended Fresno Junior College.

She was a member of Women's Army Corps from 1942 to 1945.

In 1950, she moved to West Sacramento where she worked as a typist and clerk for more than 35 years. She worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the Employment Development Department until retiring in 1985.

She moved to Columbia to be closer to family.

She enjoyed camping, crocheting and quilting and was a member of a local quilting group.

She spent her 80th birthday traveling in Paris and visited the Great Wall of China in 2010.

Mrs. Dasher was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Samuel J. Dasher, in 1995; her parents; and her siblings, Forestine Beckham and Grace Phillips.

She is survived by her children, Samuel J. Dasher Jr., of West Sacramento, and Katherine Dasher, of Taylor, Texas; her sister, Anne Burnett, of Gilroy; her grandchildren and their spouses, Karen and David Calisterio, of Camino, Julie Dasher, of Sacramento, Stephen and Becky Shepherd, of Social Circle, Ga., Rhonda and Steve Curtis, of Crescent City, Jacob and Rachelle Shepherd, of Marysville, and Timothy and Lauren Dasher, of Evansville, Ind.; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Donations can be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4748, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Private family services will be held.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jeanette Marie 'Jan' (Coykendall) Rhinehart

Nov. 5, 1926 - Aug. 24, 2012

Sonora resident Jeanette Marie "Jan" (Coykendall) Rhinehart died Aug. 24 at the transitional care unit of Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Rhinehart was born in Alexandria, Minn.

She lived in several cities throughout California.

As a young woman, she lived and worked in Sonora. She also lived in San Jose and Santa Cruz before returning to Sonora with her husband in 1994.

Mrs. Rhinehart was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Peterson, in 1995.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Walter "Walt" Rhinehart, of Sonora; and her children, Sandra Northon, Beverly Picard, Nancy Holt, Richard Peterson, and Kathy Mynear; two sisters, and five great-grandchildren.

No family services are planned.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.