Union Democrat staff

Keith Edward Winter

Dec. 18, 1949 - Oct. 5, 2012

Angels Camp resident Keith Edward Winter died Oct. 5 of lung disease at his home. He was 62.

Mr. Winter was born in San Diego, the middle of five children. He was raised in El Cajon.

He graduated from DeVry University in Phoenix at 22. After, he moved to the Bay Area, where he began a 40-year career in computer electronics that included two years with Intel Corporation.

He and his wife settled in Arnold in 2002. They came to the area because they had enjoyed camping at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, family said.

Mr. Winter operated a weather website for Arnold from his home in Blue Lake Springs from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, they moved to Angels Camp and he set up a similar weather website there. He was also active in the online Southwestern Weather Network, including their web display and forum.

He enjoyed riding sport bike motorcycles over Ebbetts, Monitor and Sonora passes, computers, and watching and quoting old movies.

Mr. Winter is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shera Winter, of Angels Camp; his daughters, Jeannette Price, of Folsom, and Christina Supangan, of Denver, Colo.; and his grandchildren, Alexis Supangan and Andrew Supangan, of Denver, and Justin Price, of Folsom.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Foothill Community Church, 3710 Whittle Road, Angels Camp.

An outdoor reception will follow the service.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Leila Maude (Gilbert) Crook

Sept. 18, 1917 - Oct. 7, 2012

Sonora resident Leila Maude (Gilbert) Crook died Oct. 7 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 95.

Mrs. Crook was born in Boise, Idaho. Her family moved to Alameda when she was a young girl and she lived there for a number years before settling in Tuolumne County more than 66 years ago.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and working in the yard.

She was a member of Sierra Bible Church and also taught Sunday school at Sonora Methodist Church for several years during the 1950s.

Mrs. Crook was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Crook, in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Donald Crook and his wife, Sharon, of Sonora; her siblings, Bob Gilbert, of San Leandro, and Esther Bowen and Ruth Maxey, of Alameda; and her grandsons, Rick and Mike Crook, of Sonora; and four great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, https://donate.americanheart.org.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Joan Louise (Allen) Hoffman

Aug. 3, 1938 - Oct. 9, 2012

Former Tuolumne County resident Joan Louise (Allen) Hoffman died Tuesday at Emeritus Senior Living in Elk Grove. She was 74.

Mrs. Hoffman was born in Sonora and grew up in Chinese Camp. She graduated from Sonora High School in 1956.

After high school, she moved to Sacramento where she began a long career working for the state.

She served with several state agencies before retiring from the Department of Social Services in 2004.

She enjoyed fine cooking and going to restaurants.

She is survived by her children, Eric Hoffman, of Alaska, Jeff Hoffman, of San Francisco, and Toni Quinn, of Thousand Oaks; grandchildren, John Hoffman, of Alaska, Riley Quinn, of Thousand Oaks, Tyler Hoffman and Nicole Moma, of Alaska; and two sisters, Wanda Albertson and June Peterson, of Chinese Camp; and a former husband.

Donations in her memory can be made to the SPCA of Sacramento, 6201 Florin-Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828.

A graveside service was held at Saturday at the Chinese Camp Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


GULLION - Nancy Gullion, 85, of Sonora, died Thursday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.