Union Democrat staff

Larry Charles Buswell

Dec. 26, 1925 - March 30, 2013

San Andreas resident Larry Charles Buswell died March 30 at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. He was 87.

Mr. Buswell was born in Montpelier, Vt., to Emma (LeClair) and George Buswell. He graduated from Montpelier High School and Hillyer College, majoring in engineering and safety.

He served as a private first class in the U.S. Army Infantry, 104th Division Timberwolves under General Patton, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and elsewhere in Europe in World War II. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Mr. Buswell worked as an engineer in the safety department for Hartford Insurance Co. in San Francisco.

He was a volunteer firefighter and board member for the San Andreas Fire Department. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, where he served as a treasurer, junior warden and lay reader.

Mr. Buswell was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Alice, Francis, George, Mildred, Sylvia and Winifred Buswell.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine Christie Buswell, of San Andreas; sons and daughters-in-law, William C. and Celeste Buswell, of Fallon, Nev., and Thomas C. and Suzanne Buswell, of Homewood; grandchildren, Jason Buswell, of Fernley, Nev., Julienne Ortiz, of Round Mountain, Nev., and Thomas P. Buswell, of Reno, Nev.; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Eugene Buswell, of Sacramento, Roy Buswell, of Vermont, and Constance Boyce, of Montpelier; and numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws.

Services will be held at a later date.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made in his memory to the San Andreas Fire Department, P.O. Box 88, San Andreas, CA 95249, or St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 520, San Andreas, CA 95249.

Campbell Dale Gilmore

Jan. 5, 1948 - April 4, 2013

Angels Camp resident Campbell Dale Gilmore died April 4 at his home. He was 65.

Mr. Gilmore was born in Los Angeles to Doris and Campbell Edward Gilmore.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as an electrical parts supplier in West Covina.

He moved to Angels Camp six years ago to be near family.

Mr. Gilmore enjoyed sports, especially baseball.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Gilmore is survived by his mother, Doris Gilmore; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Mark Bateman; and one niece, all from Angels Camp.

A private family service will be held at a later date at the Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley, where Mr. Gilmore will be interred with his family.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


A memorial service for Tambra Ann Smith, 53, of Copperopolis, who died Monday at her home, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foothill Community Church, 3710 Whittle Road, Angels Camp. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.