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Deane (Hunter) Carter

Dec. 16, 1935 - Jan. 30, 2013

Former Tuolumne County resident Deane Carter died Jan. 30 at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko, Nev. She was 77.

Mrs. Carter was born in San Francisco to Tom and Elsie Hunter. She moved as a teenager with her family to Tuolumne where she met her future husband, John Carter. They married in 1952 and moved to the East Coast while he served in the U.S. Navy.

They moved back to Tuolumne County in 1954 to raise their family.

They moved to Elko in 1974 to be near their ranch and cabin in Star Valley.

Mrs. Carter worked various jobs, including Montgomery Ward in Alaska for four years and Walmart for 10 years in Elko.

The Carters spent winter months in Topock, Ariz.

She was an athlete and also enjoyed fishing and flying around Alaska with her husband in their airplane.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jerry Hunter,

Charlie Hunter and Billy Hunter; and grandson, Brian Carter.

She is survived by her husband, John Carter, of Elko; her children and and their spouses, Danny Carter, Doug and Judi Carter and Giniece and Mike Adkins, all of Elko; her grandchildren, Doug and Sae Carter, of Montrose, N.Y., Angela Carter, of Gillette, Wyo., and Andrea Carter, of Elko; and two great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy and wife Dolly Hunter, of Columbia; a sister-in-law, Becky Royce, of Sonora; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.

Burns Funeral Home in Elko handled arrangements.

Eric DuWane Hinman

June 12, 1966 - Jan. 29, 2013

Former Sonora resident Eric DuWane Hinman died on Jan. 29 of complications he developed while receiving a heart transplant at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He was 46.

Mr. Hinman was born in Vallejo to Marion and Alice Hinman. He moved with his family to Sonora when he was about 10, and lived here for most of his life. He worked as a newspaper carrier for The Union Democrat.

Mr. Hinman moved to Myrtle Point, Ore., in 2010.

He enjoyed baseball, fishing, golf, and was a Miami Dolphins fan. He coached and was a member of the board for his sons' Little League.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Tammy Hinman, of Myrtle Point; sons, Ethan Hinman, of Columbia, Randy Rogers, of Tuolumne, Jesse, Colton and Joshua Hinman, of Myrtle Point; daughter, Jaylene Thomas, of Plains City, Utah; parents, Marion and Alice Hinman, of Columbia; brother James Hinman, of Columbia; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will be held in the spring in Riverbank.

Crown Memorial Center of Portland, Ore., handled arrangements.

Dolores Millie Meyer

Oct. 14, 1912 - Jan. 28, 2013

Valley Springs resident Dolores Millie Meyer died Jan. 28 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital. She was 100.

Mrs. Meyer was born in Post City, Texas, to Hattie and Benjamin Crane.

She came to Los Angeles during World War II and worked as a seam operator at Continental Can Co. until the end of the war. She moved to Campbell until retirement in Valley Springs.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, and raising birds.

Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by husband of 77 years, Henry Meyer; daughter, Sibul Meyer, a great-grandson, Joseph Fairfield, and son-in-law, Tony Figone.

She is survived by daughter, Beverly Figone, of Valley Springs; grandchild, Da Elda, of Folsom; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


CUTTS - Donald Cutts, 82, of Sonora, died Wednesday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A vigil service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Wed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 127 W. Jackson St., Sonora. Bright clothes are encouraged.

INFULAR - Augustina Infular, 92, of Tuolumne, died Thursday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

WILSON - Constance "Connie" Wilson, 94, of Sonora, died Thursday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.