Angels Camp, CA...William Douglas Davis Sr. "Doug" of Angels Camp, CA passed away unexpected in San Andreas CA on June 21st with his family by his side. He was born March 31, 1953 in Stockton CA. He worked for Calaveras County Road Department for 25 years . He was involved in many clubs throughout the county. He will be missed dearly by his loving wife Eileen of 44 years. His two children William Douglas Davis Jr. " Bill" and Wendy Riley ( Dave) of Angels Camp.
Murphys, CA...James Jerome “Jerry” Hofstetter passed away in Santa Clara on June 11, 2016. He was born April 19th, 1939, in Stockton, CA and grew up in Jenny Lind. He was a graduate and licensed educator from San Jose State University. He taught for 30 years in the Milpitas School District and had lived, and was living, in Los Gatos for many years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Lucille Hofstetter, and his father, John Ulrich Hofstetter. He leaves his brother John Hofstetter and sister-in-law Wanda Hofstetter, both of Murphys.
Celebration Of Life On July 30th For George Richard Wendt, Founder Of O.A.R.S
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/14/2016 04:11 PM
Angels Camp, CA...George Richard Wendt, respected river runner and founder of O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists), died on Saturday July 9, 2016. He was 74. George died at the UC Davis Medical Center from complications caused by a non-Hodgkins lymphoma. After initially being diagnosed in late-August of 2015, then following what seemed to be a successful chemotherapy regimen, George began the spring in good health and with reasonable odds for five or more years cancer-free. His health took a turn for the worse, however, in recent weeks, ultimately leading him to check in to the hospital on June 17th with symptoms of extreme fatigue, stomach pain and faltering kidneys. Aggressive chemotherapy weakened his immune system, yet failed to stem the tide of the cancer invading his blood and kidneys; George’s lungs gave out at 1:36 pm on July 9th.
San Andreas, CA...Dean was born in Waterford, CA on July 4th, 1922 and passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at Avalon Healthcare with Wanda & Lance Oneto by his side. He attended Oakdale High School. After school he entered the Army where he was a member of the 45th Tank Battalion in WWII driving truck for Patton's 3rd Army and Liberated Dachau Concentration Camp.
Angels Camp, CA...It is with profound sadness that we share news of George Wendt’s passing. George breathed his last at 1:36 pm on Saturday July 9th, by all appearances in comfort and with relief. Surely, he was loved – by those in the room with him at the end, and by the many he touched with his gentleness and grace. George was a kind and humble man who seemed to take a genuine interest in everyone he met. He was a river pioneer, an adventure travel icon, and a conservation leader.
Oregon Man Loses Life In Kayak Accident On Cherry Creek ~ Tuolumne Sheriff's Office
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2016 04:43 PM
Groveland, CA...Yesterday morning just before 11:30 AM, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received a call for help regarding a possible drowning. A 35 year old man along with a group of friends, hiked to the Cherry Bomb Gorge on Cherry Creek in the Groveland area. The group started down the rapids on their kayaks when one overturned in the water. When he emerged from the rapids unconscious, his friends pulled him out of the water and began CPR. A nearby kayaker used a satellite phone to call for help.
Lower left hand side is Cherry Lake.
Above it is the Cherry Bomb Gorge leading into the creek.
Mokelumne Hill's Daniel E. Hayner, 65 Passed Away In Fatal ATV Accident On June 27th
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2016 12:44 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...It can now be released that it was Mokelumne Hill's Daniel E. Hayner, 65 that passed away in the Fatal ATV Accident On June 27th. Details are as follows: On 06/27/2016 at approximately 1730 hours, a 65 year old Mokelumne Hill man was riding an Arctic Cat ATV eastbound on Jesus Maria Rd., west of Baker Riley Way. For an undetermined reason, he turned the ATV to the right causing it to travel off the south side of the roadway. The front of the Arctic Cat collided with a Dodge 3500 truck that was parked, facing in a northerly direction in a driveway. As a result of the collision, he was ejected from the ATV and came to rest in the roadway. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
Mokelumne Hill, CA...On 06/27/2016 at approximately 1730 hours, a 65 year old Mokelumne Hill man was riding an Arctic Cat ATV eastbound on Jesus Maria Rd., west of Baker Riley Way. For an undetermined reason, he turned the ATV to the right causing it to travel off the south side of the roadway. The front of the Arctic Cat collided with a Dodge 3500 truck that was parked, facing in a northerly direction in a driveway. As a result of the collision, he was ejected from the ATV and came to rest in the roadway. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The use of alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in this collision. P-1 was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
San Andreas, CA...Leona M. "Nonie" Winchell was born on November 2, 1929 and passed away unexpectedly on June 14th, 2016. Nonie was the daughter of Dean and Verna James and was a longtime resident of Calaveras County. Nonie was preceded in death by her husband Herman Winchell, brother Grant Davis, sisters Jean Moreland and Margery Mathews. She is survived by her daughter Deborah and son-in-law Steven Stokes, nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her cats Porker and Blackie.
Mountain Ranch, CA...Timothy John Schlenz was born on June 6th 1962 and passed away on June 7 2016 after a battle with alcoholism. Tim was living in San Andreas, CA at the time of death, but spent the majority of his life in Mountain Ranch, CA. Tim was born and raised in Sunnyvale, CA to Tony and Adele Schlenz. From a young age, Calaveras County was a huge part of his life, where he would go up to his family’s cabin in Columbia. Tim graduated from Sunnyvale High School and Columbia Community College, and then began to build his house and his life in Mountain Ranch...