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Ronald Wayne Carnes of Mi-Wuk Village, Calif., died Aug. 20 at the Modesto Memorial Medical Center. He died from complications from a heart attack he suffered in 2001. He was 51.

Mr. Carnes grew up at South Lake Tahoe, where he and his father moved in 1959 from Watsonville, Calif. He attended Tahoe Valley Elementary and Al Tahoe Middle schools and, at the age of 16, graduated from South Tahoe High School. He was a star quarterback on the football team and competed on the ski and wrestling teams.

He received an associated arts degree in 1972 from Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif.

Mr. Carnes loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and skiing. He worked as a truck driver and was a Teamsters Union member for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Carnes is survived by his wife of 20 years, Christine Carnes of Mi-Wuk Village, daughter Jennifer Campbell of Mi-Wuk Village, son Thomas Campbell Jr. and his wife Mia of San Jose, Calif., granddaughter Sara of Mi-Wuk Village, mother Ruth Carnes of Watsonville, brother Gary Carnes and his wife Susan of Gilroy, sister Regina Stephenson and husband Rick of Genoa and Rita Martin and husband Don of Watsonville and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Carnes, who also lived at South Lake Tahoe.

A celebration of life was held Aug. 27 in Oakdale, Calif.


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