Union Democrat staff

Lisa (Turner) Marques

Dec. 20, 1956 - Sept. 21, 2013

Twain Harte resident Lisa (Turner) Marques died Saturday at her home. She was 56.

Mrs. Marques was born in Salinas to Vernon and Viva Turner.

She settled in Tuolumne County 28 years ago.

She married Michael Marques in Soulsbyville on Feb. 28, 1998.

She was a homemaker and raised a son, Michael.

Mrs. Marques was a member of Creekside Community Church. She enjoyed fishing and camping.

Mrs. Marques was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Turner; and father-in-law, Alvin Marques.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Michael P. Marques, of Twain Harte; her son, Michael A. Marques, of Twain Harte; her mother, Viva Turner, of Sonora; mother-in-law, Annette Marques, of Los Banos; siblings and their spouses, Tracy and Terrilynn Turner, of Yuma, Ariz., Larry and Ruth Turner, of Indio, Jenny and the Rev. Tom Mohler, of Sonora, and Sarah and Don Head, of Arkansas; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Steve Marques and his wife, Toni, of Los Banos, and Lori Marques, of Los Banos.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heuton Memorial Chapel, 400 S. Stewart St., Sonora. A private burial will follow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Evelyn 'Lynn'(Seaburn) Powell

March 12, 1926 - Sept. 5, 2013

Jamestown resident Evelyn "Lynn" (Seaburn) Powell died Sept. 5 at her home. She was 87.

Mrs. Powell was born in Petaluma.

She worked as a grocery clerk for a few years before moving to Graeagle, Plumas County, to return to college.

She continued school in Santa Cruz and became a licensed vocational nurse.

She worked as an in-home care nurse for 15 years. She lived in Jamestown for 30 years.

She was a member of American Association of Retired Persons and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1771 in Colorado.

She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and cared for her dogs and cats.

Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her husband, John Powell, in 2007; and her son, Larry Bolan, in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Martin, of Susanville; stepchildren, Janis Vallis, of Bakersfield, and Robert Powell, of Eagle Point, Ore.; stepgrandchildren, Julia, Daniella, Victoria and Lisa; and 14 step great-grandchildren.

No service is planned.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

James Daniel'Dan' Quayle

Sept. 26, 1943 - Sept. 2, 2013

Former Sonora resident James Daniel "Dan" Quayle died Sept. 2 at his home in Camino. He was 69.

Mr. Quayle was raised in Sonora and graduated from Sonora High School in 1961.

Mr. Quayle had a 33-year career in electric operations at PG&E. He retired to the foothills and spent time hiking, fishing, kayaking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada.

He also spent many hours in volunteer service with El Dorado National Forest Service, Pacific Crest Trail Association and El Dorado County Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Quayle; and nephew, Sean Quayle.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Glenn Nicks, of Jackson; his wife of 35 years, Carol Quayle, of Camino; his son, Ward Quayle, of Maryland; his daughter, Wendi Baker, of Modesto; grandchildren, Ryan, Steven and Danielle; his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Diana Quayle, of Placerville; his sister, Lynn Quayle, of New York and Sonora; stepsister, Pamela Campion, and her husband, Pat, of Pleasanton; stepbrother, Randy Nicks, of Modesto; and six nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

No services will be held.

Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home in Placerville handled arrangements.

Julie Marie(Cartmill) Ryan

Dec. 25, 1949 - Sept. 17, 2013

Sonora resident Julie Marie (Cartmill) Ryan died Sept. 17 at Sonora Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 71.

Mrs. Ryan was born in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Helen Jean Ferguson and Joe Bray Cartmill.

She moved to Sonora in the early 1960s because she had family in the area and because she enjoyed the Sierra Nevada and Mother Lode.

Mrs. Ryan was a homemaker and raised four children with her husband, John Marcus Ryan.

She enjoyed studying Tuolumne County genealogy and history as well as growing roses, thrift store shopping and playing on her iPad and computer.

Mrs. Ryan also enjoyed building dollhouses and designing her own line of miniature dollhouse beds and bedding, which she turned into a business - Ryan's Miniature Designs - three years ago.

Mrs. Ryan was preceded in death by her husband, John Marcus Ryan, in 1995; and her parents.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jolie (Ryan) and Paul Esposito, of Sonora, Jason Scott Ryan, of Sonora, Jennifer and Scott Stanley, of Northridge, and Sheldon and Jiji Ryan, of San Jose; grandchildren, Jesse James Gray, of Sonora, Jade Crystal Ryan, of Sonora, Shaylyn Stanley and Kyle Stanley, both of Northridge, and Angie Esposito and Josh Esposito, both of Sonora; sister, Nancy Hoites, of Gardena; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Columbia City Cemetery.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


GROFF - Robert Groff, 60, of Sonora, died Monday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

OBERNOLTE - Ethel Obernolte, 99, of Sonora, died Monday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.