Union Democrat staff

Luther Lee 'Turkey Lee' Freeman I

March 13, 1945 - Feb. 27, 2013

Jamestown resident Luther Freeman I died Feb. 27 at Andrew Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was 67.

Mr. Freeman was born in Wilmington, Los Angeles County, to Ruby Bishop.

He enlisted into the U.S. Marines in 1963, and served in the 1st Recon Battalion in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966.

Mr. Freeman worked as a custodian for Jamestown School District.

He held every elected position in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154. He was honored with a white hat, an award that signifies that he met the goals of the State and National VFW, when he was post commander.

He was honored by his peers by being selected Comrade of the Year on four occasions. Mr. Freeman was Honor Guard commander as well as canteen manager. He was currently the post's Officer of the Day, POW-MIA chairman, and the district's chairman for the VFW National Home, an orphanage for veterans' children.

He was involved in forming a veterans group called Visiting Hospitalized Veterans and was the current president.

Mr. Freeman was also a member of Tuolumne County Veterans Committee, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and Sons in Retirement. He was a former member of E Clampus Vitus Matuca Chapter 1849 and Estanislao Chapter 58 and was a former Noble Grand Humbug.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and brothers, Roy, Johnny, and Doyle Freeman.

He is survived by children and their spouses, Luther Lee Freeman II, of Stockton, Yvonne and Damian Wilke, of Modesto, Erika Freeman, of Buena Park, and Barbara and Miguel Godoy, of Carson City, Nev.; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sharon Robertson, of Miraloma, and Earl Luther, of Colton.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Dambacher Mountain Memorial, 22394 Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora. A celebration of life will follow at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made in his memory to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3154, Honor Guard, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora, CA95370, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, MWOY Donation-Ricky Ricardo, 5612 Danny Ave., Cypress, CA90630.

Sally Anne (Brooks) Scott

Nov. 11, 1947 - March 5, 2013

Angels Camp resident Sally Anne Scott died March 5 at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. She was 65.

Mrs. Scott was born in Oakland to Carl and Johnie Brooks, and was raised in the Bay Area, graduating from Richmond High School in 1965.

She worked various office jobs in the Bay Area until moving to Angels Camp in 1986.

She worked as a cook for the Head Start program in Angels Camp for 20 years.

Mrs. Scott was a leader for Boy Scouts of America and their Sea Scouts, and Girl Scouts of the USA and their Mariners. She enjoyed reading and volunteering at her children's schools.

She is survived by daughters, Stacey Scott, of Murphys, and Sara Scott, of Hathaway Pines; brothers, John Brooks, of Minden, Nev., and Daniel Brooks, of Angels Camp; and sister, Linda Fernandes, of Pinole.

No services are planned. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Betty Louise (Crawley) Dolinshek

Feb. 1, 1929 - Feb. 7, 2013

Sonora resident Betty Dolinshek died Feb. 7 at the Transitional Care Unit of Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 84.

Mrs. Dolinshek was born in Chicago to William and Lois Crawley.

She moved to Sylmarabout 1960 and worked in aerospace electronics for Bendix Oceanics until 1983, when she moved to Sonora.

She retired as supervisor of flexible wire and cable assembly at Seven Associates in Sonora after seven years.

She enjoyed bingo, reading, playing cards and being a "Winter Texan," according to family members.

Mrs. Dolinshek was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Louis Edward Dolinshek in 2010; sons Robert Eaton in 2004 and Ronald Eaton in 2008; and her parents.

She is survived by children Cynthia Vollner, of Simi Valley, Keith Dolinshek, of Sonora, and David Eaton, of Saugus; grandchildren Christine, Jason, Kimmy, Mathew, and Steven Kelly Eaton, all of Southern California, Danielle Beard, of Texas, Andrew Gardner, of Semi Valley, Sarah Gardner, of Merced, Kelsie Dolinshek Morrison, of Sonora, and Sheila Eaton, of New Zealand; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Culpepper, of Denton, Texas.

No services are planned.

Mrs. Dolinshek is interred with her husband at Chisholm Cemetery in Chisholm, Minn.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


WILLOUGHBY - David Willoughby, 51, of Tuolumne, died Thursday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.