Obituaries for February 23, 2012

By Union Democrat staff February 23, 2012 12:43 pm

Patricia Grace Boosey Johnson
May 16, 1924 — Feb. 8, 2012

Longtime Arnold resident Patricia Grace Boosey Johnson died Feb. 8 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital. She was 87.
Mrs. Johnson was born in San Jose and lived in Arnold for 37 years. 
She was a teacher’s aide for educationally handicapped children for 43 years. She was part of First Church of Christ Scientist in Sonora, and Second Church of Christ Scientist in San Jose. 
Mrs. Johnson was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in San Jose and the Lakemont Pines Homeowners Association in Arnold. She loved cross-country skiing, kayaking and hiking. 
Mrs. Johnson swam across the lake at Lakemont Pines every day until she was 80 years old.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by daughters Michele Ware-Johnson, of Copperopolis, Jennifer Johnson-Cass, of Redding, Lisa Johnson, of Arnold; her stepdaughter, Julie Johnson-Eggert, of Copperopolis; grandchildren Kimberley Tucker, of Gardnerville, Nev., Jill Johnson, of Copperopolis, Melissa Robinette, of Avery, Robert Johnson, of Mesa, Ariz., Lindee Creach, of Copperopolis, Natalie Vetter, of Jackson, Brian Sherriff, of Chesapeake, Va., and John Sherriff, of Chesapeake, Va.; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Johnson; parents Kenneth Boosey Sr. and Grace Boosey; her brother, Kenneth Boosey Jr.; her son, Scott Ware; and her grandson, Michael Sherriff.
Services will be announced at a later date. 
San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Gwen 
James Smith
Feb. 28, 1909 — Feb. 17, 2012

Longtime Angels Camp resident Gwen James Smith died Feb. 17 at Foothill Village in Angels Camp. She was 102.
Mrs. Smith was born in Ogden, Utah, and was a homemaker for 70 years. Mrs. Smith lived in Angels Camp for 25 years.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Smith, in 1969.
Mrs. Smith is survived by children and their spouses Claire and Remo Lanfranchi, of Sunnyvale, Donna and Ray Worster, of Ukiah, and Cheri and Bill Nuttall, of Angels Camp; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Foothill Village.
Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Marie 
Rausch Wallace
July 11, 1938 — Feb. 17, 2012

Jamestown resident Marie Rausch Wallace died Feb. 17 at a Modesto hospital. She was 73. 
Mrs. Wallace was born in San Francisco and lived in Tuolumne County for 21 years. She worked as a cafeteria manager for 15 years and was a member of the Mi-Wuk-Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Auxiliary. She was also a member of Sonora Emblem Club No. 124 and the Twain Harte Red Hats. 
Mrs. Wallace enjoyed RV travel and cooking.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kirk Wallace, of Jamestown; sons and daughter-in-law Timothy and Laurel Wallace, of Mi-Wuk Village, and Richard Wallace, of Oxnard; her granddaughter and spouse, Christina and Ramon Dena, of Thornton, Colo.; and one great-granddaughter, Leah Dena, of Thornton, Colo. 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 
Donations in her name may be made to Mi Wuk-Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Auxiliary, P.O. Box 22, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346, or the Sonora Emblem Club, P.O. Box 3073, Sonora, CA 95370.
Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

Twana Mae 
Williford
June 2, 1937 — Feb. 18, 2012

Twana Mae (Teaney) Williford, of Jamestown, died Sunday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 74.
Mrs. Williford was born in Modesto, the daughter of Rhoda (Clark) Scott and Frank B. Teaney. She was a 36-year resident of Jamestown and a retired Department of Motor Vehicles employee.
Mrs. Williford raised registered Morgan horses and was a former member of the National Morgan Horse Association. Her family played music in a band, known locally as the Homemade Jam Band.
Her family said she enjoyed hosting family get-togethers where her children, nephews and grandchildren would sing and play music for her and her friends. Other interests included her computer, cooking and collecting recipes.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williford is preceded in death by her husband, James Garland Williford, and brother, Billy Joe Teaney.
She is survived by three children, Jimmy Williford and Rhonda Williford, both of Tuolumne, and Jerry Williford, of Empire; four grandchildren, Ryan Kitchens, Matt Kitchens and Casey Kitchens, all of Tuolumne, and James Garland “Gar” Williford, of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Jerry Gordon Williford, of Dallas, Texas, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
No services are planned. 
Donations may be made in her name to ReHorse Rescue Ranch, P.O. Box 494, Jamestown, CA 95327. 
Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Deborah 
Worcester
April 3, 1957 — Feb. 18, 2012

Deborah (Carr) Worcester, of Sonora, died Saturday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. She was 54.
She was born in Alameda, the daughter of Roger and Annette Carr, and moved to Sonora 16 years ago. She was a homemaker for 33 years.
Mrs. Worcester was a member of the HOGS motorcycle club. Her interests included motorcycle riding and animals.
She is survived by her husband, Randall Worcester, of Sonora; a son, Shane Ammerman, of Oakdale; a brother, Mark Carr, of Copperopolis; and a sister, Debbie Robinet, of Lodi.
A celebration of life will be held at noon Sunday in Tracy. Contact her husband at 352-0352 for details. 
Heuton Memorial Chapel handled initial arrangements.

Notices

JOHNSON — Alfred Johnson, 89, of Copperopolis, died Wednesday at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson is handling arrangements.