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Mildred Jane (Harper) Moran

March 27, 1930 - Dec. 12, 2013

Former Murphys resident Mildred Jane (Harper) Moran died Dec. 12 at Plymouth Square Skilled Nursing in Stockton. She was 83.

Mrs. Moran was born in Stockton, the daughter of William and Ollie Harper.

She worked at the California Water Service Company, volunteered at Micke Grove Zoo, Dameron Hospital, the Discovery Shop, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of California Pioneer Women.

Mrs. Moran moved to Murphys in 2003 to be with family.

She was preceded in her death by her parents; her husband, Sherid T. Moran; her nephew, Herb Harper; and one great-nephew.

She enjoyed volunteering for various medical facilities and caring for animals.

She is survived by her brother, William Harper and his wife, Bonnie, of Murphys; nephews and their spouses, William and Victoria Harper, of Sonoma, Robert and Therese Harper, of Colusa, Tom and Pam Harper, of Stockton, and Donald and Susan Harper, of Murphys; niece, Mary Harper, of Stockton; 10 great-nephews and great-nieces; and seven great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; and caregiver, B.J. Bain.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Hospice of San Joaquin County, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, www.aspca.org; or Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi, CA 95240.

Services have been held.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jeannee Love (Michie) Rydman

Jan. 28, 1925 - Dec. 6, 2013

Vallecito resident Jeannee Love (Michie) Rydman died Dec. 6 at Mark Twain Medical Center. She was 88.

Mrs. Rydman was born in Alameda to Alexander Michie and Mary Okla (Dickenson) Michie.

She spent her life as a homemaker after marrying Donald Rydman in 1945. They lived in Fremont and the Bay Area before moving to Calaveras County.

Mrs. Rydman moved to Vallecito 18 years ago for retirement.

She was an artist.

Mrs. Rydman was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Marsh, in 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Donald Rydman, of Vallecito; children, Gordon and his wife, Denise Rydman, of Pleasant Hill, and Nancy Sanborn, of Fresno; grandchildren, Laura Fitzpatrick, and Christopher Marsh, both of Santa Rosa, Candice Jacobs, of Rohnert Park, and Jennifer, Nathan, James and Jonathan Sanborn, all of Fresno; and six great-grandchildren.

No services will be held at her request.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


ZAMORA - Tony Zamora II, 72, of Burson, died Dec. 19 at Lodi Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 162 Church Hill Road.

LEONARD - Constance Leonard, 87, of Sonora, died Thursday at Sonora Regional Medical Center.