Union Democrat staff

David Lincoln

Sept. 28, 1957 - June 9, 2013

Boulder Creek resident David Lincoln, a frequent visitor to Tuolumne County, died June 9 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was 55.

Mr. Lincoln was born in Illinois to Robert and Loia Lincoln.

He settled in Boulder Creek 20 years ago and worked as a tattoo artist for the past 35 years.

He enjoyed boating and riding his motorcycle.

Mr. Lincoln was preceded in death by his father in 2004 and mother in 2007.

Mr. Lincoln is survived by his son, Jeremy Lincoln, of Auburn; grandson, Isaac Lincoln, of Auburn; and siblings, Craig Lincoln, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Kathy Cultice, of Arlington, Wash., and Linda Sochacki, of Santa Clara.

No services are planned.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Anna Maria Verheul

Feb. 14, 1915 - May 28, 2013

Sonora resident Anna Maria Verheul died May 28 at Skyline Place. She was 98.

Mrs. Verheul was born in Rotterdam, Holland.

In 1937 she married Leo Verheul, a police officer and professional soccer player.

They moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1950 with three children.

They took many trips to California and decided to move there in 1960 because they enjoyed the warmer weather.

They lived in several Bay Area cities including Oakland, San Leandro, Union City and Livermore.

Mrs. Verheul worked as a travel consultant and secretary for 35 years.

She enjoyed needlepoint, embroidery and wintering in Arizona with her husband. She moved with her daughter to Sonora in 2006.

Mrs. Verheul was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Verheul, in 2001; her son, Leo Verheul Jr., in 2000; and daughter, Toni Howel, in 1990.

She is survived by daughter, Cecile Burke and her husband, Randy, of Groveland; five grandchildren, Darren Lemson, of Brentwood, Sean Lemson, of Livermore, Heidi Verheul, of Seattle, Wash., Monique Visintainer, of Seattle; and Dana Burke, of Fremont; and four great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


JOHNSON - Lisa Johnson, 29, of Sonora, died June 11 at City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital in Duarte, in Los Angeles County. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at 1954 Goodyear Ave. in Ventura.

LAWTON - Charlotte Lawton, 86, of Sonora, died Monday at Skyline Place. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Dambacher Mountain Memorial Cemetery, Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

STEEN - Sonora resident Ruth (Pennell) Steen died Sunday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Heuton Memorial Chapel, 400 S. Stewart St., Sonora. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be held at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.