Byruel Albert Karr
March 14, 1918 - Nov. 29, 2004
Byruel Albert Karr, 86, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 in Jackson.
Mr. Karr was born on March 14, 1918 in Garden City, Kans. He worked for the Ventura County Parks Department until his retirement.
He had a love for music and was accomplished on the guitar and played in church for many years.
He is survived by his sons, Larry of Lancaster, Dan of Stayton, Ore., John Karr of Pioneer and Billy Rayber of Canoga Park; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The memorial service took place on Dec. 7 at Joshua Memorial Park, 44751 Challenger way in Lancaster. Arrangements were entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.
Stephen “Steve” Molfino
Dec. 21, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2004
Stephen “Steve” Molfino, 92, died on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 in Jackson.
Mr. Molfino was born on Dec. 21, 1911 to Lawrence and Mary Molfino in Jackson. He attended local schools and graduated from Jackson High School.
He worked on the Molfino ranch for several years before going to work for PG&E for 37 years retiring as a water department sub-foreman in 1974.
After retirement, he spent most of his time at his home growing fruits and vegetables for everyone on his three-acre parcel next to Highway 88. The end of June and first week of July were harvest time and local residents would converge on his yard. Some customers would come from as far away as Carson City, Nev. and Lake Tahoe. He specialized in red onions and garlic with some of his onions weighing in at 4 1/2 pounds and more. He was known as the “Onion King.”
He is survived by his wife, Elinor Molfino of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Van De Pol; sister, Norma Mueller and numerous relatives and close friends
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Interment was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery
in Jackson. Arrangements were entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reba Mae Herzog
Feb. 8, 1924 - May 2, 2005
Reba Mae Herzog, 81, of Pine Grove, died on Monday, May 2, 2005 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson.
Mrs. Herzog was born on Feb. 8, 1924 in Texas. She moved to California where things were much better and worked in the lettuce industry in Watsonville.
She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed sewing, playing cards and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Herzog of Pine Grove; son, Shelby Lee Medlock of Folsom; daughter, Kathy Faulkner of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28 at noon at the Pine Grove Mobile Home Estates Clubhouse in Pine Grove. Arrangements are being handled by McCrory Funeral Home in Pine Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.
Kenneth Lee Hill
May 26, 1934 - May 26, 2005
Kenneth Lee Hill, 71, died on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at his home in Ione.
Mr. Hill was born on May 26, 1934 to Aaron and Katherine Hill in Stockton. He was raised in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School. He continued in his education and graduated from college in Sacramento and then served in the U.S. Army. He married Lou and had two sons, Ron and David.
Kenneth worked for Lawrence Livermore Labs in Livermore and retired from there. He owned KARR, (Kenhill Auto Restoration & Repair) and was a partner in a Formula Four race car. He was active at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tracy and the Camanche Community Church in Ione
Kenneth married “Genny” on June 12, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve “Genny” Hill of Ione; son, David Hill of Healdsburg, daughter-in-law, Margarita Hill and granddaughter, Sarah Hill, both of Suisun. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Hill.
Memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the Camanche Community Church in Ione. Interment will be at the Tracy Cemetery
in Tracy. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Building Fund of Camanche Community Church, 4099 Camanche Parkway, Ione 95640.
Condolences may be offered to the family at email@example.com.
Joyce Denise (Burns) Weldon
June 25, 1960 - June 3, 2005
Joyce Denise (Burns) Weldon, 44, died following a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, June 3, 2005 at Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi.
Mrs. Weldon was born Joyce Denise Burns on June 25, 1960, in the town of Roseville to Bert and Wilma Burns. She attended Kindergarten in Roseville before moving with her family to Burson. She attended grade school at Valley Springs Elementary School and graduated from Calaveras High School in 1978. Joyce was united in marriage to Thomas David Weldon on Oct. 7, 1978. They made their home in Orange Cove until 1987 when they moved to Valley Springs.
Joyce began her career as a Special Friends teacher at Valley Springs Elementary School. She later worked for Kid’s Place and the Head Start Programs at Valley Springs and San Andreas. Until her passing, Joyce was employed by Little Oak Learning Center in Jackson.
She had been a member of the Burson Full Gospel Church since 1973. As a teenager, Joyce acknowledged her calling to minister to children, thus she began teaching Sunday school and became a church camp counselor. She also involved herself in numerous children’s ministries including bus ministry, children’s crusades and vacation Bible school. Joyce served many years as Junior Camp Director for her organization and her church.
For the past 16 years she served as Sunday School Superintendent. We will miss her presence and leadership. Her service was to those of all ages but her passion was to make the lives of children better and to teach them to trust God. Her legacy has extended to children all over the state.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Weldon; son and his wife, Derrick and Jayme of Valley Springs; daughter, Meredith of Burson; parents, Bert and Wilma Burns of Valley Springs; father-in-law, David Weldon and mother-in-law, Geraldina Weldon both of Orange Cove; brothers, Troy Burns of Valley Springs and Jim Burns of Lincoln; sister, Shari (Burns) Hodgson of Valley Springs; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives and many close friends. She was preceded in death by two nephews, Jeremy Burns and Josiah Burns.
Viewing will take place on Wednesday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Daneri Mortuary, 415 Broadway in Jackson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m., at Burson Full Gospel Church, 3201 Highway 12 in Burson. Pastor James Marlow will officiate. Burial will take place at the Jenny Lind Cemetery, the corner of Baldwin and Mann St., Jenny Lind. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.
A memorial fund for the Weldon family has been established at Central California Bank in Valley Springs.