Obituaries for January 14, 2004

January 13, 2004 11:00 pm

John Charles Brown

Nov. 9, 1930 — Jan. 7, 2004

John Charles Brown of Murphys died last Wednesday at a San Andreas hospital. He was 73.

He was born in Oakland and lived in Murphys for 31?2 years. He worked as a salesman and also as a starter and marshal at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Chapel in the Pines in Arnold, Toastmasters in Murphys and of the United States Golf Association.

His family said he loved to golf and was an avid sailor.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Patricia Brown of Murphys; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Maura Brown of Windsor, Gregory and Colleen Brown of Morgan Hill, and Paul and Carolyn Brown of San Francisco; a brother, Arthur Brown of Los Altos; two sisters, Barbara Bailey of Portland, Ore., and Betty Read of Fresno; and three grandchildren, Havilah and Hudson Brown, both of Morgan Hill, and Alessandro Brown of Windsor.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel in the Pines in Arnold.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Don F. Moody

March 8, 1934 — Jan. 5, 2004

Don F. Moody of San Andreas died Monday, Jan. 5, at his home. He was 69.

Mr. Moody was born in Torrance and lived in San Andreas for nine years. He was a retired engineer and consultant for various aerospace and electronics firms. He worked as a fire control system mechanic for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of the San Andreas Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2600 in San Andreas.

His family said he was a car and airplane enthusiast.

Mr. Moody is survived by two sons, Dean Moody of Los Angeles and Gy Moody of Billings, Mont.; a daughter, Janet Roos of Mannheim, Germany; two sisters, Doris Vertin of Sellersville, Pa., and Marilynn Hawley of Palo Alto; and four grandchildren.

A memorial wake is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Red Brick Saloon in San Andreas.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Grace M. Vincent

Nov. 2, 1920 — Jan. 12, 2004

Grace M. Vincent of Sonora died Monday at a Sonora hospital. She was 83.

She was born in Ohio and lived in Sonora for two years. She was a homemaker for 63 years and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.

Her family said she loved to sew, including sewing plastic canvas, and camping.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Byers of Sonora; a son, Greg Vincent of Vancouver; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vincent, in October 2003.

No services are scheduled.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Francis ‘Frank' Stuart

Aug. 25, 1924 — Jan. 9, 2004

Former Jamestown resident Francis "Frank" Stuart died Friday at a Concord care home. He was 79.

He was born in Omaha, Neb., and lived in Jamestown from 1983-2000. He most recently lived in Rio Vista for three years. He worked as an engineer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 25 years.

He taught Sunday school classes all his life with his wife, and church was very important to him, his family said. He was an ordained Baptist deacon and served at the Sonora Baptist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, including in the Battle of the Bulge and Omaha Beach. He earned a bronze star.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Eudora, Kan., for 50 years.

His family said he loved duck and pheasant hunting with his black Labrador retrievers.

Mr. Stuart is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Stuart of Rio Vista; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marla and Al Kaufman of Rio Vista and Mary and Dean Sprague of Loomis; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sonora Baptist Church.

Donations can be made to the Tuolumne General Hospital Foundation, Attn.: Alzheimer's Program, 101 Hospital Road, Sonora, CA 95370.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Notices

PANERO — Angella L. Panero, 92, of Sonora died Friday at a Sonora care home. Visitation is scheduled for 2-7 p.m. tomorrow at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon, which is handling arrangements.

WARD — Wesley Ward, 68, of Groveland died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.