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Faith Vivian Stuart

June 27, 1917 - July 4, 2014

Faith Vivian Stuart of Sonora from 1993 until the present, and a former longtime resident of Groveland from 1943-1993, passed away at Oak Terrace Memory Care in Soulsbyville on July 4, 2014. She was 97 years old.

Mrs. Stuart was born on June 27, 1917, in Oakland, Calif. She was a resident of Tuolumne County for 71 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62-plus years, Wallace E. Stuart, and her son, James R. Stuart.

Mrs. Stuart is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Wallace T. Stuart and Susan Stuart, and two grandchildren, Wallace K. Stuart and Kathryn E. Stuart.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 12.

Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

John Allen Haynie

Jan. 8, 1954 - July 6, 2014

John passed peacefully after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer surrounded by the love of his family and wife, Linda Cross. Father to Jessica, Stefany, step-father to Erin and Chris. Grandfather to Jackson, Liam and Charlotte. Son to Dorothy Haynie Beale and Robert C. Haynie (passed 2013). Brother to five: Robert (passed 1979), Brenda, Joetta, Ruth, and Jim. Friend to many.

He served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam. He moved to Sonora in 1986 where he lived and worked as a carpenter and then general contractor. He was a master carpenter and many homes in Groveland, Yosemite and Sonora have been touched by his handiwork. He also enjoyed his gardens and caring for his chickens. He enjoyed sharing fresh eggs with his neighbors.

A special thank you to those who took time out of their busy schedules to help with his last project (Ron, Steve and Jim), the master bathroom. It's a thing of beauty. Also, those special friends (Chuck and Carol) who loved and carried him through the tough time. Thank you all!

The celebration of life will be July 20, outdoors at Linda and John's home, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for address (209) 532-7592. John wanted a salsa party, so his celebration will contain a nacho bar with as many different salsas as we can come up with. If you knew John, come and share stories, laugh and celebrate with us, for he is now free of cancer and on his final ride.

In lieu of flowers any donations may be made to Hospice of the Sierra in Sonora, Calif.

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.


BOWERS - Virginia Bowers, 103, of Groveland, died Friday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora.

KOCHMANN - Carl Koch-mann, 91, of Jamestown, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LIEDLICH - Raymond Liedlich, 84, of Sonora, died Thursday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LONG - Caley Long, age unavailable, died Friday at his home in Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

MEYER - Robert "Bob" Meyer, 58, of Sonora, died Thursday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.