Obituaries for April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003 12:00 am

Marc Richard Fry

May 9, 1958 — April 22, 2003

Marc Richard Fry, 44, of Soulsbyville died suddenly Thursday at his home.

Mr. Fry was a native of New Jersey and had lived in Soulsbyville since 1997.

He attended seminary in Philadelphia and was a deacon in the Anglican Orthodox Church in Rahns, Pa. He moved to California in 1978, and graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Humboldt, in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He earned his master's degree in 1986.

He worked as a school psychologist in Amador and Calaveras counties since 1987.

He was a member of Pi Gamma Mu. His family said he loved working with children and teenagers, was a kind, generous and giving human being and a devoted husband and father and a talented, wise mentor who touched many lives. He was an accomplished guitarist and musician and enjoyed songwriting, fishing, traveling and was an avid sports fan.

Mr. Fry is survived by his wife of seven years, Sandra Myers of Soulsbyville; three daughters and a son-in-law, Rachel and Ryan Frost, Alexia Fry and Audrey Fry, all of Sacramento; three sons, Gordon Fry of Freshwater, Humboldt County, and Daniel Fry and Samuel Fry, both of Sacramento; two stepdaughters, Jessica Myers-Atwater and Chloe Atwater, both of Sonora; parents Russel and Doris Fry of New Jersey; an aunt, Mrs. Raymond Morgan Sr., of Redding, Pa.; and numerous cousins.

A celebratory tribute will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home, 17333 Livermore Court, Soulsbyville. A potluck and musical gathering will follow. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Reginald Dutch

March 22, 1919 — April 26, 2003

Reginald Dutch, 84, of Sonora died Saturday at a Sonora hospital.

Mr. Dutch was born in Brewer, Maine, and had lived in Sonora for the past eight years.

He was a machinist at Alameda Naval Air Station for 30 years. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe. He rose to the rank of sergeant. He met Dorothy Mundy, his future wife, while recovering from wounds he suffered in action.

In 1960, he moved with his family from Maine to California and settled in San Lorenzo, where he lived until moving to Sonora in 1995.

Before retiring, he worked as a machinist at the Alameda Naval Air Station. His family said until his wartime injuries interfered, he was an enthusiastic carpenter, home remodeler, handicrafter and bird and fish hobbyist.

His family said he was a strong man whose steadfastness and devotion to them was unsurpassed. They said he was quite a practical joker, and their buddy, and "in his own quirky way," made each of them stronger.

His grandchildren said he took them fishing, taught them to hammer a nail and made everyone around him laugh.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dee Dutch.

Mr. Dutch is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Mundy Dutch of Sonora; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Muriel Dutch and Louise and John Skokan, all of Sonora, and Lorraine and Leo Basurto of Dublin; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Allan and Terri Dutch of Roswell, Ga., and Steven and Shawn Dutch of Green Bay, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Dutch, Brendan Dutch, Michael Dutch, Paul Dutch, Brian Villaflor, Michelle Carter, Eric Basurto, Eddie Dutch-Storey, and Andrew, Matthew and Taylor Skokan; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Cierra Villaflor; a twin brother, Raymond Dutch of Holden, Maine; and a sister, Elizabeth Dutch of Bangor, Maine.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, Twain Harte. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dorothy M. Jones

March 21, 1909 — April 27, 2003

Dorothy M. Jones, 94, of Sonora died Sunday in Sonora.

Mrs. Jones was born in Defiance, Ohio, and had lived in Sonora for the past 11 years. She lived in Toledo before moving to California.

She was a personnel director until she retired.

Mrs. Jones is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Wendell and Marjorie Jones of Sonora; a brother, Fred Kluender of Toledo; grandchildren Jeff Jones of Sonora and John Jones of Agoura, Los Angeles County; and great-grandchildren, Mindy, Edward and Jesse Jones.

Neptune Society of Central California, Fresno, is handling arrangements.

Cecelia P. ‘Ceil' Brown

June 11, 1924 — April 27, 2003

Cecelia P. "Ceil" Brown, 78, of Tuolumne died Sunday at her home after a battle with cancer.

Mrs. Brown was born in La Junta, Colo., and had lived in Tuolumne since 1993.

She was a training executive in the hotel business for 10 years, enjoyed quilting, reading, crossword puzzles, bingo, baking and visiting with her friends. She attended Tuolumne County Adult Day Care. Her family said she was intelligent.

Mrs. Brown is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Cy Hoblitt of Tuolumne; three sons, Daniel Trujillo of Sunnyvale, Don A. Parrez of Mountain View and Robert C. "Bob" Campbell of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County; two half-brothers, Ralph and Paul Padilla, both of Albuquerque; 17 grandchildren, Samantha and Kelli McGaugh, Richard and Rachel Campbell, Joshua and Taryn Trujillo, Vincent Trujillo Jr., Jasmine, Christopher and Jessica Parrez, Robin, Brittany, Ashley, Cody and Crystal Hoblitt, Cy G. Hoblitt and Timothy Hoblitt; and one great-grandchild, Haley Hoblitt.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Terzich and Wilson funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse-Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 4805, Sonora, CA 95370, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 73, Jamestown, CA 95327.

Clyde Oren Rice

Oct. 15, 1900 — April 24, 2003

Clyde Oren Rice of Big Oak Flat died Thursday at a Sonora care home. He was 102.

Mr. Rice was born in Conway, Mo., and had lived in Big Oak Flat for many years. He first lived in the Groveland area from 1947 to 1959, and again after he retired to Big Oak Flat in 1974.

His family moved to Utah in 1913, when he was 13 years old, and he and his brother went to Arizona to work in the gold mines. He next moved to Santa Barbara, where he worked as a cowboy on a ranch.

He spent the next several years hauling hay from Yerington, Nev., to San Francisco, then ran pack horses in eastern Utah, where he met and married his first wife, Fawn. The couple had one son.

In 1935, he returned to California to build a log house for his brother at Bower Cave, Mariposa County. He then returned to Utah, where he met and married his second wife, Ella, and they had two daughters and a son. He and his wife raised cattle and sheep on several acres.

The first time he lived in the Groveland area, he ranched, worked in sawmills and worked in gold mines. In 1959, he moved to Utah again and spent the next several years doing road construction for W.W. Clyde Construction and tending cattle for Tony Masscaros Rodeo.

After he retired in Big Oak Flat, he tended his vast vegetable and flower gardens.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Glitteg of Big Oak Flat, a son, Marvin Rice of Sonora, a son-in-law, Jack Henderson of Big Oak Flat and a great-grandson, Tyson Rice of Arizona.

Mr. Rice is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ella Rice of Big Oak Flat; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Carol Rice of Bountiful, Utah; two daughters and a son-in-law, Renae Henderson of Big Oak Flat and Ginny and Leon Christon of Draper, Utah; a daughter-in-law, Jonnie Rice-Reader of Sonora; 14 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and numerous extended families that his family said fondly referred to him as Grandpa, Cowboy and Farmer.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Big Oak Flat. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

COLEMAN — Thomas Coleman, 89, of Sonora died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

KRANICH — Larry Kranich, 63, of Sonora died yesterday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

PARTRIDGE — Robert Partridge, 80, of Groveland died Monday at a Lodi convalescent home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

MARTINEZ — Jose S. Martinez, 72, of Groveland died yesterday at his home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.