Union Democrat staff

Lisa Bertelli

Aug. 24, 1967 - Dec. 2, 2013

Former Sonora resident Lisa Bertelli, of Alameda, died Dec. 2 at an Oakland hospital after a brief illness. She was 46.

Ms. Bertelli was born in Mountain View and grew up in Morgan Hill. Her family moved to Sonora when she was 17. She graduated from Sonora High School in 1985.

Ms. Bertelli attended classes at the Davis and Berkeley campuses of the University of California. She settled in the Bay Area in 1988.

She was a financial and computer expert and worked for the University of California as well as several other Bay Area companies over the past 25 years.

She enjoyed cooking, reading and blues dancing.

Ms. Bertelli is survived by her parents, Dan and Charlene Bertelli, of Sonora; her brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sonja Bertelli, of Merced, and her niece and nephew, Erik and Kaari Bertelli, of Merced.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite, Ave., Merced.

California Cremation Society in San Jose is handling arrangements.

William A. 'Bill' Harrington

June 27, 1940 - Nov. 3, 2013

Former Tuolumne County resident William A. "Bill" Harrington died Nov. 3 at his home in Roseville. He was 73.

Mr. Harrington was born in Jamestown, the son of Simeon and Marjorie Harrington.

He was raised in Tuolumne and graduated from Summerville High School in 1958.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1961. He worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. for 29 years in Roseville and retired in 1996.

He lived in Roseville for the past 40 years.

Mr. Harrington enjoyed boating, driving in his Jeep, traveling with his wife in their RV and making homemade ice cream.

He enjoyed attending high school reunions.

He also enjoyed trains and was a member of the Tuolumne City Memorial Museum.

Mr. Harrington was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Harrington; and his brother, James Harrington.

He is survived by his father, Simeon Harrington, of Sonora; his wife of 50 years, Linda Harrington, of Roseville; his daughters, Danielle Harrington, of Alameda, and Heather and Roger Starkey, of Rancho Cordova; and three grandchildren.

Donations to in his memory can be made to Tuolumne City Memorial Museum, P.O. Box 1174, Tuolumne, CA 95379 or Kaiser Hospice Program, 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks is handling arrangements.

Charles Wayne Southorn

March 21, 1943 - Nov. 27, 2013

Sonora resident Charles Wayne Southorn died Nov. 27 at his home. He was 70.

Mr. Southorn was born in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada, to Joseph and Charlet Southorn.

He worked for 25 years as a general contractor in the Bay Area and renovated Shirley Temple Black's home, his family said.

He retired in 1990 and moved to Sonora in 1993.

He enjoyed trips to Black Oak Casino and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Southorn was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gwelda Allen Southorn, of Sonora; daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Darryl Mocek, of San Jose; son, Shawn Southorn, of San Jose; stepdaughters, Teresa Allen, of Sonora, and Tracy Allen, of Santa Clara; stepson and daughter-in-law, William and Catherine Allen, of Sonora; grandchildren, Chanel and Crystal Mocek, Emma and Amber Southorn, and Robert "Bobby" Colon, all of San Jose; and many brothers and sister and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Soulsbyville United Methodist Church, 19882 Community Drive.


LEONE - James "Jim" Joseph Leone, 65, of Copperopolis, died Nov. 27 at Mark Twain Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 820 S. Main St., Angels Camp. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

JACOBSEN - Jorgen "Jay" Jacobsen, 87, of Sonora, died Friday at Skyline Place. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.