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IOOF Cemetery Sonora, California  (1856 to 2018)

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.  



Denine Urquhart


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 or at 209 536 8939. 

We are constantly working to verify information received from our sources.

Definitions & Abbreviations for Burial Records

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