David J. Thornburg

Truck company owner David J. Thornburg died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in Burson. He was born July 27, 1946, in McAlester, Okla. He was 56. Mr. Thornburg was the owner-operator of his logging-trucking company. He was a resident of Wallace for the past 47 years. He was a member of the Lockeford Grange. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn […]

Sheriff’s Log: Saturday, Jan. 18

7:50 a.m., Valley Springs – Dispute over loose dog. 8:02 a.m., Arnold – Vandalism to house and vehicle reported. 8:14 a.m., West Point – Vandalism to business reported. 9:04 a.m., Arnold – Suspicious vehicle reported driving slowly up and down streets in the area. 10:13 a.m., Valley Springs – Report of illegal use of name. 10:19 a.m., West Point – […]

Patricia Ann Downer

Insurance representative Patricia Ann Downer died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in Stockton. She was born June 2, 1940, in Stockton. She was 62. Mrs. Downer was a resident of the Jenny Lind and Valley Springs communities. She was a commercial service representative for Pan American Underwriters. She was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star […]

Wesley Jean Carll

Retired truck driver Wesley Jean Carll died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at his residence in Avery. He was born March 13, 1928, in Paso Robles. He was 74. Mr. Carll was a 47-year resident of Avery, a retired truck driver for Calaveras Asbestos in Copperopolis and an Army veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Wendelin Pierce of West Point; […]

Former county resident wins Navy honor

Former Calaveras County resident Julie Hollars has been named the Sailor of the Year for the VFA-115 Eagles strike fighter squadron, based at the Lemoore Naval Air Station near Fresno. Presently serving aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, Hollars, 32, is the daughter of Bea Hollars of Vallecito and James Hollars of Copperopolis. Her parents were out of town […]

Raymond Leroy Middleton

Electrician Raymond Leroy Middleton died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at his residence in Copperopolis. He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Richmond, Calif. He was 66. Mr. Middleton was a resident of Copperopolis for the past five years. Previously, he lived in Pacheco. He was an electrician for the East Bay Recreation and Park District. He was an Army veteran. […]

Congressional history project recognizes San Andreas man

After reading an article about the project in the Calaveras Enterprise, Jackson “Jack” Crooks Clarke of San Andreas resident, 85, submitted a copy of “My Uncensored Life,” to the Veterans History Project. Then earlier this month, he received a letter from the Library of Congress. “Dear Mr. Clarke: Thank you for participating in the Veterans History Project as a member […]

Douglas Paul Chambers

Retired security guard Douglas Paul Chambers died Jan. 7, 2003, at a Sacramento Veterans’ Hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1944, in Mena, Ark. He was 58. Mr. Chambers moved to Sonora in 1947, attended Sonora High School and Modesto Junior College. He served honorably in Vietnam and earned numerous medals and bronze stars. He was an active member of […]

Old schoolhouse tops Angels agenda

Angels Camp City Council members will again review a cleanup order for the old schoolhouse on Finnegan Lane when they meet tonight. The meeting will be held at the Joe Carley Memorial Firehouse on east Highway 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The council unanimously voted Jan. 7 to have code enforcement officer Olen Murphy issue an abatement order to property […]

Jerry Rakoncza

23-year Arnold resident Jerry Rakoncza died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas. He was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Stockton. He was 62. Mr. Rakoncza was a 23-year resident of Arnold and previously a Stockton resident for 39 years. For the past four years, he worked for the Ebbetts Pass Gas Co. Prior […]