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Lawrence Lund
Lawrence Michael Lund, 67, of Knights Ferry passed away on Monday, October 8, 2007 after a brief illness. He was born on August 29, 1940 in Sacramento to Victor and Mercedes Lund.

He was raised on a cattle ranch in Pleasanton with his brother Victor and his sister Loretta. He attended Pleasanton schools, graduating from Amador Valley High School in 1958. He attended San Jose State, City College of San Francisco, Cal Poly and Chabot College.

In 1962 he entered the US Navy and received Pre-Flight training at the US Naval Academy in Pensacola, Florida and Aviation Training at the US Naval Aviation Training Center in Kingsville, Texas. He was a fighter pilot stationed at the Naval Air Station in Miramar, California. He was awarded the National Defense Service Ribbon and the Vietnam Service Medal. In 1967 he was transferred from Active Duty to the US Navy Reserve at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. He held the rank of Lieutenant and received an Honorable Discharge in 1968.

Mr. Lund enjoyed ranching and raised cattle with his father on the Lund Ranch in Pleasanton. He was a commercial pilot for Pan American and Delta Air Lines flying Boeing 707's and 727's and retired as a Flight Engineer in 2004. He had an Electrical Contractor's License with the State of California.

He belonged to the Pan American Historical Society, Amador Livermore Valley Historical Society, Knights Ferry History and Museum Society, the Knights Ferry Community Club and The Native Sons. He was a member of many hobby related organizations and enjoyed flying radio controlled model airplanes. He was an avid 49er and Sacramento Kings fan.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle, of Knights Ferry; his brother Victor (Pat) Lund of Pleasanton; his daughters Kerri (John) Visser of Farmington and Kristi (Joe) Henriques of Modesto; grandchildren Tiffany and J.D. Visser and Jack, Katie and Joey Henriques; his nephew Mike (Diana) Lund of Livermore and their children, Cassie and Tyler and Jeff (Tina) Lund of Shady Grove, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Loretta.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton, California at 1 p.m. There will be a reception following the service at The Pleasanton Hotel, 855 Main St., Pleasanton.

Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Oct. 17, 2007

Terry Jackson

Terry Warren Jackson, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 7 at his Copperopolis home after a brief battle with cancer.

Mr. Jackson was born in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was raised in Waterford, graduated from Oakdale High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.

He worked at Waterford Farm Supply for many years before leaving to pursue his main love of being a cowboy. He lived in Escalon for 12 years, and had just relocated to Copperopolis.

He is survived by his wife, Diane of Copperopolis; son, Jon Jackson of Sonora; stepsons, Stuart (Kim) Kamstra of Modesto, Scott (Amy) Kamstra of Riverbank, and Randy Clover of Modesto; mother, Lucille Jackson of Waterford; sisters, Rita (Mike) Kerr of Ripon, Melinda (Scott) Hoff of Copperopolis; brother, Tom (Jean) Jackson of LeGrand; grandchildren, Kody and Kayla Kamstra, and Brayden and Brittney Kamstra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Jackson.

A memorial service was held Oct. 14 at the Knights Ferry Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, 355 East F St., Oakdale, CA 95361.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Oct. 17, 2007