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Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication. Call 532-7151, fax 532-5139 or send to obits@uniondemocrat.com.

Memorial ads are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is noon two business days prior to publication. Please call 588-4555 for complete information.

Deborah Lynn Ogilvie

July 24, 1962 - June 16, 2014

Debbie was born at Mather Air Force Base Hospital on July 24, 1962. She died at her home in Angels Camp, comforted by her family, on June 16, 2014. She was 51.

She graduated from Cordova High School, and shortly thereafter, joined the U.S. Army where she spent the next four years, mostly in Germany. In 1988, she graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy where she started her career with the patrol in Santa Fe Springs, then to San Jose, Dublin, Tracy and San Andreas. It was there she was involved in a traffic accident, not her fault, that ultimately forced her to be medically retired. Debbie obtained a Private Investigator License and operated business from an office in San Andreas and also from offices in her home. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and earned her Bachelors Degree in 2012.

Debbie was diagnosed with stage-four cancer in 2012 and thus began an over two year battle for her life. She was a strong person and vowed to fight it, and fight it she did, tooth and nail. She never gave up until the very end. She was a trooper and will be dearly missed and forever loved.

Debbie was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Alan Cranford.

She leaves behind her mother, Donna Mae Ogilvie; her father, Larry Marlin Cranford; her step-mother, Carolyn June Cranford; her daughter, Nicole Christine Ogilvie, 15 years old; her sisters, Katherine Ann Williams, Jennifer Lee White, Heather Renee Cranford; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Foothill Community Church, 3710 Whittle Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Health Sciences Development, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820

You may also, of course, contribute to a charity of your choice.

Joseph F. Bonds

Dec. 5, 1923 - May 30, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Frederick Bonds, age 90, passed away peacefully in Red Bluff, Calif., on May 30, 2014. Joe was born near Bowers Cave, Calif., on Dec. 5, 1923, to Frederick W. Bonds and Viola Rhoan Bonds. Joe was a direct descendant of Chief Tenaya of Yosemite.

Joe was 5 years old when his father died and his mom moved the family to the Tuolumne Rancheria. He was a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. Joe made lifetime friendships and attended Arastraville Elementary School and Summerville Union High School in Tuolumne until he was drafted into the service in his junior year of high school.

Joe served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Division that entered Hiroshima, Japan, on Oct. 6, 1945, only two months after the atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Joe stayed in touch with his Army "brothers" all his life.

While stationed at Santa Ana Air Base, Joe met the love of his life and married Dorothy Standage. They moved back to his hometown of Tuolumne and raised their family there until 1962 when they moved to San Jose. Joe attended night classes to earn his high school diploma and associate's degree from San Jose City College while working full-time in the lumber industry.

After retiring, Joe started a small tax preparation business. In 1998, he and Dorothy moved to Red Bluff to be near family and where he enjoyed reading, walking, camping, family get togethers, teasing his wife Dorothy and writing his autobiography, a true gift to his family.

Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Bonds; his children and their spouses, Sharran and Richard Clay, of Red Bluff, Rhoda and Creig Jones, of Bend, Ore., Larry Bonds, of Red Bluff, and daughter-in-law, Shirley Pacheco Bonds, of Redding, and 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Joe was preceded in death by both his parents, his brother, two sisters and two sons, Joseph "Joe" Edward Bonds and Robert "Bobby" James Bonds.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 18, 2014, at the Northern California Veteran's Cemetery, Igo, Calif. A celebration of life will follow at Anderson River Park Scout Hall, Redding.

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers of Red Bluff has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dorothy Bonds in memory of Joseph Bonds.

Death notices

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.


BRAGA - Allan Braga, 68, of Sonora, died Wednesday at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LUNDBERG - Donald Lundberg, 98, of Soulsbyville, died Thursday at Oak Terrace Memory Care. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

NEWMAN - Kathryn Jane Newman, 97, of Soulsbyville, died Tuesday at Oak Terrace Memory Care. Private inurnment will be held at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

VASQUEZ - Lupe Vasquez, 95, of Soulsbyville. died Thursday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.