Obituaries for October 24, 2012

By Union Democrat staff October 24, 2012 10:26 am

Arthur Lee Rasor

April 17, 1932 — Aug. 21, 2012

Former Sonora resident Arthur Lee Rasor died Aug. 31 at his home in Idaho after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 80.

Mr. Rasor was born in Sacramento. His family moved to Sonora shortly after.

He was raised in the area and graduated from Sonora High School in 1951. 

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War.

He married Nadine Rader in 1952. They moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1968 and purchased a cattle ranch. 

Mr. Rasor was a mill worker at Louisiana-Pacific for more than 25 years. During that time he also ran his ranch.

He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, gardening, planting flowers and playing the lottery. 

Mr. Rasor was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Steven Rasor; his granddaughter, Adrienne Rasor; and his brother, Dick Fortney.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nadine Rasor, of Sandpoint; his children, Cornel, Nathan, and Edward Rasor and Elya Santino, all of Sandpoint, and Shaunett Street, of Post Falls, Idaho; his brothers, John Rasor, of Medical Lake, Wash., and William and Dale Rasor, both of Sonora; his sister, Susan McCoy, of Sonora; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Services were held in Idaho. 


BOLDT — A memorial service for James Boldt, 84, of Angels Camp, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Big Tree Community Church in Arnold. 

HUTCHINS — Marjorie Hutchins, 79, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Avalon Care Center of Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

LYNCH — A celebration of life for John A. Lynch, 79, of Sonora, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sonora Hills Clubhouse. McGuire Cremation and Funeral Service in Modesto is handling arrangements.

JOHNSON — A memorial service for Sonja Johnson, 46, of Sonora, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Country Cowboy Church, 14888 Peaceful Valley Road, East Sonora. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

REID — Viewing for Susan Reid, 55, of Angels Camp, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Angels Memorial Chapel followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Angels Camp. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

WRIGHT — A celebration of life for Theodore Wright Jr., 76, of Sonora, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ponderosa Mobile Home Park, Space No. 1, 21850 Belleview Road. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.