Obituaries for February 17, 2004

February 17, 2004 12:00 am

George William ‘Bill' Gohl

Aug. 19, 1911 — Feb. 12, 2004

George William "Bill" Gohl of Sonora died Thursday at a Sonora care home. He was 92.

He was a native Californian, born in San Francisco. As a young man, he became a pressman and served his apprenticeship on all the major San Francisco newspapers, his family said. He printed specialty publications including TV Guide, Beverage News and telephone books, and retired after 42 years.

He and his wife of more than 50 years were high school sweethearts and lived in Burlingame until his retirement.

His family said he loved Tuolumne County. He had lived in the Shaws Flat area since 1975.

He enjoyed his summers at his cabin in Brightman Flat, his family added, and also enjoyed playing golf, duck hunting, deep-sea fishing, chopping wood and his garden.

Mr. Gohl is survived by two daughters, Paula McAbee of Jamestown and Joanne Wynn of Oceanside; six grandchildren, Mark Penrose, Martha Lyons, Janice Stephens, and Chris, Scott and Karen Graeser; six great-grandchildren, Pauline Verley, April Rogers, Autumn Penrose, and Amanda, Christen and Bryan Graeser; and three great-great grandchildren, Sage, Kaitlin and Brooke.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, in 1993.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. A gathering is scheduled after the service at his home.

Donations can be made to Sonora Elks Lodge No. 1587, 100 Elk Drive, Sonora, CA 95370.

Eugene ‘Gene' Albert Hahn Jr.

Jan. 12, 1949 — Feb. 11, 2004

Longtime Calaveras County resident Eugene "Gene" Albert Hahn Jr. died unexpectedly Wednesday at his Sonora home. He was 55.

He was born in Pensacola, Fla., and lived in Tuolumne County for four years. He later moved to Calaveras County and lived there for more than 20 years. He worked as a timber faller in both Tuolumne and Calaveras counties for more than 20 years. After retiring from the timber industry, he opened his own shop, Hahn's Chainsaw's Unlimited, in Arnold. He also sold real estate and insurance before moving back to Sonora, where he worked as an electrician for the Sonora Regional Medical Center.

His family said he loved animals and, no matter where he lived, he always had several pets, including horses. He was an avid horseman since his childhood and could always be found riding in a trail trial or through the rocky trails of his favorite place, Kennedy Meadows, his family added. He also enjoyed camping, duck hunting and especially fishing. His family said his best love was being with his family. He loved his three daughters and never hesitated to give them all he could, his family added.

He was a devoted father whose greatest joy was loving his family and being with them in all his favorite places, including the mountains or watching TV at home, his family said.

Mr. Hahn is survived by three daughters, Erin Hahn of Salt Lake City, Becky Hahn of Jamestown and Virginia Hahn of Sonora; a brother, Jeff Hahn of Sacramento; two sisters, Sonsee Perry of San Clemente, Orange County, and Chaundra Clarkson of Lodi; his fiance, Wendy Wheeler of Sonora; and longtime family friend, Phillip Hubbs of Jamestown.

Services were held.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Charles Austin Moore

Dec. 18, 1929 — Feb. 9, 2004

Charles Austin Moore of Copperopolis died Monday at his home. He was 74.

He was born in Waynesboro, Va., and had lived in Copperopolis for eight years. He worked as an electrical inspector for the state of California. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 2183 in Sonora and Church of God of Prophecy in Waynesboro. He was a member of the Professional Engineers in California Government.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice Moore of Copperopolis; four sons, Chuck and Johnny Moore, both of Danville, Donnie Moore of Stockton and Denny Moore of Malibu; a daughter, Rena Carr of Copperopolis; a brother, Guy Dudley of Horton, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Assembly of God Church, 2111 Quail Lakes Drive in Stockton.

Donations can be made to Radical Reality, P.O. Box 7445, Stockton, CA 95267.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jeanette M. Myers

Nov. 14, 1926 — Feb. 10, 2004

Longtime San Andreas resident Jeanette M. Myers died Feb. 10 at a San Andreas hospital. She was 77.

She was born in Harrison, Wis., and had lived in San Andreas for 27 years. She was a homemaker.

Her family said she was an avid traveler who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

She is survived by her stepson, Claude K. Myers of South Lake Tahoe; two stepdaughters, Alma Neal and Shirley Taylor, both of Lodi; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude H. Myers.

Services were held.

Donations can be made to San Andreas Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 88, San Andreas, CA 95249.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Steven Kent Sanders

Jan. 25, 1958 — Feb. 12, 2004

Former Angels Camp resident Steven Kent Sanders died Thursday in Mason City, Iowa, after a long illness. He was 46.

He was born in Sacramento and moved to Angels Camp at the age of 10. He attended local schools and graduated from Bret Harte High School in 1977. He moved to Hayward, Wis., in 1989 and later to Mason City.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his companion, Maryann Trampanier of Mason City; his parents, Bob and Darlene Sanders of Angels Camp; a daughter, Stephanie Stoy of Murphys; three sons, Brandon Sanders of Roseville and Kent and Ryan Sanders, both of Angels Camp; two brothers, David Sanders of Stockton and Mike Sanders of Volcano, Amador County; his grandmother, Rosalie Dragomanovich of San Andreas; and a granddaughter, Allyson Stoy of Murphys.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Sanders.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Angels Memorial Chapel.

Donations in Mr. Sanders' name can be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405 or to the Jeff Sanders Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 462, Altaville, CA 95221.

Notices

ACQUAVIVA — Elizabeth Anne Acquaviva, 50, of Tuolumne died yesterday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DEVEREAUX — Richard Devereaux, 62, of Groveland died this morning at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

GRAZIOLI — Paul Grazioli, 77, of Tuolumne died Sunday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

HOLMES — Norina Holmes, age unavailable, of Sonora died Sunday at a Sacramento medical center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SUNDBORG — Former Sonora resident Charlene Mae Sundborg, 81, died Friday at a hospital in San Ramon. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SMITH — A memorial service for Berta Mae Smith, 89, is scheduled for noon Saturday at the Tuolumne County Senior Center. She was a longtime Sonora resident who died Feb. 7 at a Petaluma care home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling local arrangements.

TOWNSEND — Lois Townsend, 78, of Soulsbyville died Saturday at a Sonora hospital. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.