Obituaries for May 22, 2012

By Union Democrat staff May 22, 2012 04:57 pm

David Lee Thomas

March 7, 1931 — May 11, 2012

Former Sonora resident David Lee Thomas, of Klamath Falls, Ore., died May 11 at Klamath Falls Hospital. He was 81.

He was born in Yampa, Colo., to William and Ellen Thomas. After graduating from high school, he moved to California, then entered the military. After his service, he bought Paul’s Auto Parts Salinas in 1968. He retired in the 1980s and moved to Sonora, where he lived until moving to Klamath Falls seven years ago.

His hobbies included hunting, knife making and working in his yard.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Doug Thomas.

He is survived by his son, Matt Thomas, of Sonora; daughters, Karen Thomas, of Sonora, and Debbie Thomas, of Klamath Falls; grandchildren, Travis Thomas, Shelby Thomas, Lauren Daniels and Taren Tucker, all of Sonora, and Kelsey Thomas and Mallory Adkins, both of Klamath Falls; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Bill Thomas, of Chico, and Don Thomas, of Prunedale.

No formal funeral services will be held. 

O’Hair Funeral Chapel of Klamath Falls handled arrangements.


BAKER — Jewel Baker, 85, of Soulsbyville, died Tuesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, who are handling arrangements.

BROWNE — Ruby Browne, 91, of La Grange, died Saturday at Avalon Care Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

HOLLENBECK — Daisy Hollenbeck, 86, of Sonora, died Saturday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

MCCOWN — Janiet Rae McCown, 49, of Tuolumne, died Wednesday in downtown Tuolumne. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

MUNGER — Frank Munger, 86, of Sonora, died Saturday, at Avalon Care Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROLFE — Leslie Rolfe, 84, of Groveland, died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.