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Maedine Foletti Turner

March 28, 1921 - Aug. 3, 2014

Maedine Foletti Turner passed away into God's hands at her home in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was 93 years old.

Born on March 28, 1921, she is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert W. Turner, and her sister, Alice Hardin, of Sonora, Calif. Maedine was a loving and essential part of an extended family of siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A native of Sonora, Maedine graduated from Sonora Union High School. She lived most of her adult life in Oakland, where she worked as an executive secretary for Kaiser Industries and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. She gave generously of her time to various causes and charities. She served on the Oakland Museum Women's Board from 2000 to 2012. Prior to that, she served for many years as a volunteer for the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale.

She was a longtime member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Her concern for others in need was evidenced by her support of Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, Calif.

For many years, she and her husband followed the Oakland A's baseball team and enjoyed their season ticket seats on the first base line.

Friends are invited to a Rosary and Mass in her hometown, Sonora, Calif. The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose St., Sonora. The Burial Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 127 W. Jackson St., Sonora. Graveside services will occur immediately after the Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oakland Museum Foundation, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94612 or Children's Hospital and Research Center Foundation, 747 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609.

Barbara Hush Bowin

Feb. 16, 1929 - Aug. 10, 2014

Barbara Bowin died Sunday, Aug. 10, at her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Marysville, Ohio, to Dwight and Vesta McCracken Hush. She was 85 years old.

Barbara was talented musically and was often asked to sing at weddings and other events, even at an early age. She was active in sports and had a competitive spirit. She attended local schools and later Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in elementary education.

In 1950, she met Jim Bowin, manager of a business in Marysville, at a picnic. Each was with other partners, but there was a mutual attraction and in 1951 they were married. They very soon moved to San Luis Obispo, Calif., where Jim would be working. Their four children were born there and they lived there for 20 years.

Wherever they were, Barbara was always busy with volunteer work, especially within their church, which was an important part of both their lives. She enjoyed being hostess at morning teas with the wives of foreign students, whose husbands were attending University of California, Davis, doing postgraduate work. Always, though, Barbara was the attentive mother, active in the lives of her children, all of whom would later attend college. Her many interests included music, gardening, volunteering and attending the kids' sporting events. She conducted a popular Bible study class for many years, where her teaching background helped. In many ways, whatever the situation, she was the "go to" person for advice.

Barbara is survived by Jim, her husband of nearly 63 years; daughters, Laurie and her husband Joe Barnes, Anne and her husband Hans Fors, Julie and her partner Debbie Wilson; her son, James Neil; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Any remembrances may be made to Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Calif., or in memoriam to a church of choice.

Doris Kisling

Sonora resident Doris Kisling, 87, died Aug. 11, 2014, at her home at Meadow View Manor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2009.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Ed and Deanna, of Sonora, Don and Connie, of North Carolina, and Chris and Deanna, of Clovis; grandchildren, Katie, of Sonora, Jessica, of Oregon, Aaron, of Louisiana, Whitney, of New York, Kelly and Billy Gallagher, of Santa Barbara, Kenny, of San Luis Obispo, and Kory, of Clovis; great-grandchildren, Shelby Wood and Sydney Kisling, of Sonora.

Lisle Funeral Home in Fresno is handling arrangements.

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.


DOUGLAS - Jean Douglas, 83, of Soulsbyville, died Tuesday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

HAUBRICH - Dennis Haubrich, 76, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center's long-term care unit. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

VINCENT - Bonnie Vincent, 74, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.