Obituaries for May 7, 2013

By Union Democrat staff May 07, 2013 04:00 pm

Walter Raymond Rogers

March 27, 1921 — April 21, 2013

Sonora resident Walter Raymond Rogers died April 21 at his home. He was 92.

Mr. Rogers was born in Ottawa, Canada, to Roland and Fanny Rogers. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He moved to Sonora from Monterey to work as the manager of JC Penney in 1958. He also owned Rogers Family Store in downtown Sonora.

Mr. Rogers worked at the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office from 1962 to the late 1970s, serving as lieutenant and deputy coroner.

He enjoyed woodworking, painting, and listening to San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Sonora High School football games.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Rogers, in 2006; his parents; and his siblings.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Linda and Russ Abraham, of Citrus Heights, Joan Rogers, of Reno, Nev., and Dick and Denise Rogers, of Sonora; grandchildren, Tim Howland, of Reno, Sara Hull, of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Greg and Nathan Rogers, both of Sonora; and eight great-grandchildren.

Private services have been held.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Sierra, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95270.

Notices

CARRILLO — A memorial vigil for Carmen Carrillo, 80, of Jamestown, who died Saturday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora, was planned for 7 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose Ave., Sonora. A funeral Mass will be held noon Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Parish, 127 W. Jackson St., Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

CLAPHAM — Wilma Clapham, 90, of Sonora, died Saturday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

HUGHES — Elizabeth Hughes, 54, of Sonora, died Sunday at her home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. 

KIRCHNER — June Kirchner, 93, of Twain Harte, died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

RAMEY — Lisa J. Ramey, 47, of Jamestown, died Sunday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

REITZ — Melvin Reitz, 96, of Sonora, died Sunday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

SLATER — Robert Slater, 82, of Jamestown, died Friday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

SPANGLER — A celebration of life for John Robert Spangler, 71, of Angels Camp, who died Saturday at his home will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at 101 Tune Drive, Angels Camp. Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.