Terrell “Ace” Sando was born March 17, 1934. He passed away, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Casa Viejo in Jamestown.

Ace moved to Sonora in 1989 with his wife, Carolyn. He had worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale for 30 years; he also was the union business representative for employees at Lockheed for 10 years. Ace was a member of the Church of Christ in Sonora. He was a service officer for the Veterans organizations of Tuolumne County from 2000-2005. Ace enjoyed coin collecting, fishing, yard selling, traveling, poetry and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He loved telling stories and was quite the jokester!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Pearl Sando; brother, Joe Mack; sisters, Veronica ”Tootie” and Barbara.

Ace is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn; children, Danny Sando, of Florida, Mike Sando, of California, Jennifer Chisholm, of Washington, Vivian Jones, of California, Rick Jones, of Texas, Kathy Jones, of California, Kim Jones Troxell and Kay Jones, both of California; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched with his generous spirit.

There will be a viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 9, 2017, at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora. A military service and burial will be held at San Joaquin Valley Memorial Cemetery at 32053 W. McCabe Road, Santa Nella, at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Legion, Post 58, Sonora, CA 95370, (209) 533-0427