Obituaries for December 14, 2012

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Donald Broxholm

Dec. 11, 1939 - Nov. 21, 2012

Hathaway Pines resident Donald Broxholm died Nov. 21 at his home. He was 73.

Mr. Broxholm was born in Oakdale to Thomas and Katherine Broxholm on Dec. 11. 1939.

He earned a degree in engineering before joining the U.S. Navy. He served for six years and was a Vietnam War veteran.

After his military service, he worked as an engineer for private companies that contracted with U.S. government until his retirement.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Viola Edmonds

Aug. 30, 1917 - Dec. 9, 2012

Sonora resident Viola Edmonds died Dec. 9 at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. She was 95.

Mrs. Edmonds was born in Cherry Hill, Ark.

She settled in Tuolumne County more than 70 years ago to raise her family.

She worked as a housekeeper for more than 60 years until her retirement at 80.

Mrs. Edmonds attended several different churches throughout her life.

She enjoyed gardening and attending yard sales.

Mrs. Edmonds was preceded in death by her husband, Haden Edmonds, in 1980; her parents; and her grandchildren, Angel Barajas, in 1961, and Tina Edmonds, in 1965.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Charles and Lue Edmonds, of Antioch, Edna and Tom Barajas, of Sonora, Cheryl and Larry Freeman, of Sonora, and Brenda and Mike Meyer, of Jackson; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Gerald W. 'Jerry' Heintz

Jan. 8, 1937 - Nov. 10, 2012

Angels Camp resident Gerald W. "Jerry" Heintz died Nov. 10 at his home in Angels Camp. He was 75.

Mr. Heintz was born in Nob Hill in San Francisco to William and Nadia Heintz.

He was raised in Redwood City.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War era and was an accomplished pilot. He was also a member of Secret Service operations, during which time his plane was shot down in enemy territory over Poland but he was rescued by members of the secret underground.

After his military service, he studied law and earned a real estate broker's license but pursued neither occupation because he did not enjoy them, his family said.

He also operated a gasoline service station and a process serving business.

Mr. Heintz eventually decided on a career building boats in Redwood City.

He married Jacqueline Stoneberger, of San Jose, in 1961. They bought the historic Angels Hotel and converted it into an apartment and commercial building and also built a home in Angels Camp.

He established the G.W.H. Construction Co. with business partner Swede Widegren in Angels Camp. They remained in business for 50 years.

He enjoyed giving back to the Calaveras County community, he helped build the gazebo in Utica Park and was the master of ceremonies for the finals of the Jumping Frog Jubilee for 22 years. He also enjoyed camping and fishing and caught 83 pound salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska in 1993.

Mr. Heintz was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nadia Heintz; his son, Rickey Bagliere; and his brother, Dennis Heintz.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jacqueline Stoneberger, of Angels Camp; his children, Rochelle Crane, of Sonora; Layne Heintz, of Angels Camp, and Shana Nash and her husband, Michael, of Angels Camp; his grandchildren, Roxanne Croston, of Idaho, Arthur Schwoerer, of Angels Camp, Casey and Raychel Nash, of Angels Camp, Erica Huffman, of Tracy, and Laura Cook, of San Jose; his sister-in-law, Elinor Heintz, of San Jose; and eight great-grandchildren.

Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370 of the Calaveras County Humane Society,

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foothill Community Church in Angels Camp. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Thelma Marion Waldon

Jan. 25, 1916 - Dec. 5, 2012

Mokelumne Hill resident Thelma Marion Waldon died Dec. 5 at her home. She was 96.

She was born in Alameda and settled in Mokelumne Hill 60 years ago.

Mrs. Waldon was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Gene Waldon.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras counties, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mokelumne Hill Protestant Cemetery.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


KLEIN - Robert L. Klein, 86, Sonora, died Wednesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

HARRIS - Edward T. Harris, 75, formerly of Sierra Village, died Dec. 2 at the Broadview Christian Science Nursing Facility in Los Angeles. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. The Neptune Society is handling the arrangements.

MONNETT - Arthur Monnett, 83, of Groveland, died Thursday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

REHAN - Edward G. "Mike" Rehan, 73, of Glencoe, died Dec. 6 at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. A memorial service was planned for 1 p.m today at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 162, Church Hill Road, San Andreas. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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