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Vincent Craig Bowne

Dec. 28, 1954 – Jan. 10, 2013

Vincent Craig Bowne died Jan. 10 at the Sonora Regional Medical Center Transitional Care Unit. He was 58.

He was born in Glendale to George and Mary Lee Bowne. He was raised in Mission Viejo, in Orange County, and worked there installing floors. Mr. Bowne moved to Sonora 24 years ago because his parents had retired to the area. He worked a landscaper while in Sonora.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, canning, and gardening.

Mr. Bowne is preceded in death by his father, George Bowne; and his niece, Jennifer Bowne.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Lee Bowne, of Sonora; wife of 33 years, Corrine Bowne, of Sonora; two sons, Vincent Bowne II and Kyle Bowne, both of Sonora; mother-in-law, Joyce Young, of Dana Point; three siblings, Steven Bowne, and wife, Sharon, of Santa Rosa, Madelyn Marie Bowne, of San Clemente, Launey Bishop, of Sonora; sister-in-law, Sherri Severson, of Dana Point; four nephews and two nieces.

A celebration of life date will be announced.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Eugene Phillip 'Gene' Dunlop

March 23, 1919 - Jan 13, 2013

Sonora resident Eugene Phillip "Gene" Dunlop, died Jan. 13 at Casa Viejos Assisted Living in Jamestown. He was 93.

He was born to John and Basha "Cordella" (Branscum) Dunlop, in Blythe. He grew up in the greater Los Angeles area and graduated from Torrance High School. He later became a printer. He married Janet Husbands on June 18, 1949.

He joined the Army Air Corps in October 1940 and served overseas during World War II. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. He moved to Tuolumne County from Los Angeles in 1959. He worked for The Union Democrat for 25 years and then owned Mother Lode Press.

Mr. Dunlop was active in his church community and dedicated to serving others, family members said. He joined Gideon's International in 1975 and led missions in the U.S. and Mexico. He also helped establish and lead a prison bible study program at Sierra Conservation Center for 17 years. He helped find property for Calvary Chapel's new location in Soulsbyville. He enjoyed to read and learn new things.

Mr. Dunlop was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet Dunlop, of Sonora; sons: Philip Dunlop, of Placerville, Timothy Dunlop, of Sonora, Mark Dunlop, of Copperopolis, and Daniel Dunlop, of Fishersville, Ky.; grandchildren, Jenny Rosell, of Fairfield, Lisa Dunlop, of Pacifica, Spring Edwards, of Galt, Jordan and Olivia Dunlop, of Fishersville; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Calvary Chapel, 19889 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Chapel Mortgage Fund, P.O. Box 432, Soulsbyville CA 95372, or to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 7, Sonora, CA 93570.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Wynter Blaine Sturtevant

April 29, 1922 - Jan. 12, 2013

Wynter Blaine Sturtevant, of Coulterville, passed away Jan. 12, at his home. He was 80.

He was born to Ralph Doe Sturtevant and Rose Miriam (Higley) Sturtevant, the youngest of three children.

Mr. Sturtevant graduated from Mariposa High School in 1940. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 31, 1942 until Jan. 4, 1946 in both the Pacific Asian Theater and in the invasion of Italy. He served on the Mariposa County School Board, was a director on the Mariposa County Fair Board and worked for many years with the Northside Museum. He retired after 31 years as an equipment operator for the City and County of San Francisco at Moccasin.

Mr. Sturtevant was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Jean Hamar.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janie Calcote Sturtevant, of Coulterville; son Wynter Blaine Sturtevant, Jr., of Coulterville; stepchildren, Virginia Stewart Carton, of Orinda, Castle Stewart, Ontario, in San Bernardino County; brother, Ralph Sturtevant, of Aptos; his grandchildren, Victoria Sturtevant, of Coulterville, Wynter Sturtevant lll, of Coulterville, Virginia Stewart, of Rancho Cucamonga, Natalie Stewart, of Rancho Cucamonga, Stephanie Carton, of Orinda, Laurent Carton, of San Francisco, Kenand Fenelus, of Orinda; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned at this time.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto is handling the arrangements.


SKINNER - Daniel Skinner, 53, of Sugar Pine, died Sunday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

DAUSTER - Elmer Lee Dauster, 84, of Sonora, died on Jan. 13 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. A military memorial with honor guard will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Dambacher Mountain Memorial Cemetery, 22394 Lyons Bald Mountain Road. A reception will follow at the Veterans Memorial Hall and Military Museum, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora. Neptune of Central California is handling arrangements.