Union Democrat staff

Marilyn Kay (Tozier) Bolei

Aug. 3, 1936 - Aug. 22, 2013

Arnold resident Marilyn Kay Bolei died Aug. 22 at her home. She was 77.

Mrs. Bolei was born in San Francisco to Ronald and Ruth Tozier.

Her parents pushed her across the Golden Gate Bridge in a stroller the day it opened when she was just a few months old. She also performed as a dancer at the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco when she was 3 years old.

She graduated from San Francisco's Washington High School in 1954.

She married France Alfred Bolei on Oct. 31, 1959, in Santa Cruz.

Mrs. Bolei volunteered with her sons' activities and was room mother at their elementary

schools, a Parent Teacher Association officer, team mother, bowling league secretary and den leader.

She held several jobs including telephone operator, candy striper, Avon salesperson, librarian, substitute teacher, and head scorekeeper for the Professional Bowlers Association when their tournaments came to San Jose.

The family lived in Germany and explored Europe on three separate occasions in the early 1970s when her husband was sent to Germany as a military contractor.

She and her husband built a second home in Arnold in 1977. They retired the area full time in 1994.

She enjoyed traveling, especially camping throughout California and the Western United States when their children were young.

She enjoyed a trip to China in 2006 with one her best friends.

Mrs. Bolei also enjoyed taking cruises to exotic places and taking trips with her grandchildren to places like Disney World.

She was a member of the Sierra Rovers RV travel club, the Nine Holers women's golf group at the Sequoia Woods Country Club and the Bear Valley Ski Club.

Mrs. Bolei was preceded in death by parents.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, France Bolei, of Arnold; hers sons, Thomas Bolei, of San Jose, and Ronald Bolei, of Littleton, Colo., and her grandsons, Andrew Bolei, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Grant Bolei, of Littleton , Benjamin Bolei, of Littleton, and Devon Bolei, of San Jose; and her brothers, Jeff Tozier, of Angels Camp, Dale Tozier, of Portland, Ore., and Bruce Tozier, of San Francisco.

A private family service will be held in October.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Robert Allen Fox

April 16, 1943 - Aug. 30, 2013

Twain Harte resident Robert Allen Fox died Aug. 30 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was 70.

Mr. Fox was born in Dos Palos and raised in Oakdale, the son of Allen and Marie Fox.

He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1961 and attended Modesto Junior College, where he became interested in the emerging field of computer technology.

Mr. Fox later lived in San Francisco, where he worked for most of his career as a computer engineer for Bank of America Corp.

He moved to Oakland in 1999. He settled in Twain Harte in 2009 because he enjoyed the Sierra Nevada.

Mr. Fox also enjoyed working on his house, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle - having raced dirt bikes as a young man - and going on ocean cruises.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Tate Fox, of Twain Harte; his children, Michael Fox and Patricia Fox, both of San Francisco; his two stepchildren, Lynette v and James Tate, of Sacramento; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his sister, Pauline Fox Ward, of Oakdale; and his brother, Glenn Fox, of Sallisaw, Okla.

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home in Twain Harte. For more information, call Patricia Fox at 415-336-1745.

Donations in his memory can be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, CA 95326.

Neptune Society of Central California is handling arrangements.

Ronald R. Knight

Oct. 14, 1932 - Aug. 26, 2013

Sonora resident Ronald R. Knight died Aug. 26 at home. He was 80.

Mr. Knight was born in Oakland to Edwina and George Knight.

He worked as a purchasing manager and financial planner for various firms in the Bay Area for about 30 years.

He settled in Sonora 32 years ago, having visited the area frequently throughout his youth.

Mr. Knight enjoyed hiking around Pinecrest Lake and watching movies. He was a fan of the National Football League and regularly played fantasy football.

Mr. Knight worked for Philco-Ford and received an award for completing the Lunar Rover project within budget.

Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly B. Knight, in 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Knight, of Sonora; his children, Ronald Knight II, of Depoe Bay, Ore., Leslie Knight, of Sonora, and Ryan Knight, of Mountain View; and grandchildren, India Knight, of Sonora, Reed Knight, of Mountain View, and Abigail Knight, of Mountain View.

A private family service will be held in Santa Clara.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


ANDERSON - Mary Anderson, 86, of Sonora, died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

FAY - Sandra Fay, 66, of Sonora, died Wednesday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

GERNER - Kay Gerner, 76, of Sonora, died Wednesday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.