California Cemeteries, California Historic Places, IOOF
Faithfully serving our community since 1853
Burial Records: IOOF Cemetery Sonora, California (1856 to 2018)
Most of the early burial records for the IOOF
Cemetery in Sonora were destroyed in a fire, so I used various referenced sources
to create this catalog. Corrections will need to be made periodically. If
errors or omissions are found in this report, please contact Denine Urquhart,
C/O IOOF Sonora, 10 West Dodge, Sonora, CA 95370, by email at
[email protected] or at (408) 390-7656. We are constantly working to
verify information received from our sources.
Creating this catalog was a two year project
and I could not have done it without help. First, I would like to recognize
Sioux Levengood for her much needed assistance, which included many hours of
legwork at the cemetery. I would also like to acknowledge Pat Dambacher, Judi Jones, and
Karen McGettigan for proofreading and/or verifying information. I would like to
thank Jeff Wilson and Brian Sells at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, Mike
Heuton at the Heuton Memorial Chapel, and the Tuolumne County Genealogy Society,
for sharing their records.
Second, I am grateful
for the support of my fellow members of the Sonora Odd Fellows Lodge #10; Pat
Congdon, Karen McGettigan, Matt McGettigan, Olivia Partone, Vernie Maszk, Linda
Lesser, Pat Dambacher, Craig Dambacher, Judy Jones, and Joan Oliver. I truly appreciated them clearing weeds at
the cemetery, as this made it much easier to find and read headstones.