Obituaries for May 9, 2014

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Sheryl Katz Kimmel

Sept. 15, 1951 - April 22, 2014

Sheryl Katz Kimmel, 62, died Tuesday morning, April 22, in Sonora from diabetic complications.

Sheryl was born in Redlands, Calif., on Sept. 15, 1951. She graduated from UCLA Dental School-Dental Hygiene Program and was a dental hygienist for more than 30 years working first in Los Angeles and then in Sonora from 1992 until retiring in 2009 for health reasons.

Sheryl was always active in a Christian church. In her youth, she sang in a traveling choir with Van Nuys Baptist, later teaching Sunday School and Awanas at Sierra Bible and recently participated in women's fellowships and Bible studies through her home church at Calvary Chapel Sonora.

Sheryl was a member of the California Dental Hygienist Association and Tuolumne County Garden Club for many years.

Sheryl is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Jessica Katz and Christina Terrell; son-in-law, Brandon Terrell; step-daughter, Hailey Kimmel; and sisters, Donna Hart and Bonnie Bomar.

On Saturday, May 17, a celebration of life, service, fellowship and potluck will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel. (Directions: from Sonora take 108 bypass toward Twain Harte for about eight miles, after highway becomes four lanes, turn right at stoplight onto Soulsbyville Road, then one mile. Church driveway is on left, No. 19889.)

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Death Notices in The Union Democrat are published free of charge. They include the name, age and town of residence of the deceased, the date of death; service information; and memorial contribution information. The deadline is noon the day before publication.


MURRAY - Patrick G. Murray, 78, of Twain Harte, died Wednesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

TRESENRIDER - A celebration of life for Robert "Moe" Tresenrider, 71, of Columbia, who died April 19 at Sonora Regional Medical Center, will be held at 1 p.m. May 17 at the Sonora Moose Lodge, 20921 Longeway Road. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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