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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 Bachelor's 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 at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Foothill Community Church, 3710 Whittle Road, 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.

Patrick Murray

May 5, 1936 - May 7, 2014

Patrick Murray, of Twain Harte, a 39-year resident of Tuolumne County, passed away in Sonora on May 7. He was 78 years old.

Patrick was born in Flint, Mich., on May 5, 1936. He and his family relocated to Tuolumne County in 1975. He enjoyed many rounds of golf, shuffle board and shooting pool with friends. He will be deeply missed by his loved ones.

Patrick is survived by his four children; his daughters, Kathy Murray, Patti Boyd and Jill DiAnna; his son, Patrick Murray Jr.; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Sonora Moose Lodge, 20921 Longeway Road.

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.


SHARON - Winston Sharon, 72, of Twain Harte, died Monday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SIME - James Edward Sime, 96, of Sonora, died Saturday at his home. The Neptune Society of Central California is handling arrangements.