July 17, 1929 — Nov. 17, 2014 Paul C. Ambrose, of Cameron Park, Calif., born July 17, 1929, died Nov. 17, 2014. A funeral mass will be held Monday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m., at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Aug. 21, 1960 — Nov. 4, 2014 Russell Weldy is survived by two daughters, Danielle and Abbey; his parents, Lee and Laura Weldy; brothers, Vince and Earl Weldy; sister. Jackie Zlokovich; nephews, A.J. Meyer/Zlokovich and Danny Meyer-Zlokovich, and Nikki Weldy. He will be remembered for his love for the outdoors and fishing. Private family services […]
April 20, 1925 — Nov. 12, 2014 Louisa Ella Boeding was born April 20, 1925, in Placerville, Calif., and passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 12, 2014, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ambrose “Ham” Boeding; and her brother, Arthur Carbine. She is […]
March 5, 1927 — Oct. 9, 2014 Irene passed away surrounded by family and loved ones at Mercy Hospital in Folsom, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2014. She was born to parents Iver Louis and Ella Florence (Ricks) Rustand on March 5, 1927, in Minnesota. She was the loving mother of Gail (Alan) Coburn, Joel and […]
Nov. 19, 1942 — Nov. 4, 2014 Gary Stone passed away suddenly on the morning of Nov. 4, 2014. He was a 71-year-old fourth-generation Californian, born to Charles and Alice Stone in Chico, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1942. Gary served four years in the U.S. Air Force before marrying his wife, Vicki, in 1964. They […]
March 5, 1927 — Oct. 9, 2014 Irene passed away surrounded by family and loved ones at Mercy Hospital in Folsom, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2014. She was born to parents Iver Louis and Ella Florence (Ricks) Rustand on March 5, 1927, in Minnesota. She was the loving mother of Gail (Alan) Coburn, Joel and Chad […]
May 2, 1948 — Nov. 19, 2011 Kathleen Anne Frink-Withrow, of Placerville was born May 2, 1948, and passed away Nov. 19, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street in Placerville. A luncheon will follow.
Oct. 9, 1950 — Oct. 30. 2014 Greg Brandon Smith was born on Oct. 9, 1950, in San Francisco, Calif., and passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2014. He was a resident of the Pollock Pines/Placerville area for more than 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, movies, music (especially The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and […]
Oct. 11, 1939 — Nov. 4, 2014 T.J. Hanson-Smith, 75, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He will be remembered by all as a man of wisdom, principle and even up to the end for his strong heart. His life was […]
March 12, 1945 — Nov. 8, 2014 Christine Margaret Philebar, 69, of Chesterfield England died November 8th , 2014 in Shingle Springs, CA. Christine was the daughter of Herbert and Margaret Ash, with surviving brothers John and Mick. She was the loving wife of Dana W. Philebar. Christine passed away following a long battle as result […]
January 20, 1928 – July 11, 2014 Longtime employee of El Dorado Department of Transportation. Survived by his wife, and family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all of us.
Aug. 6, 1923 — Oct. 31, 2014 Geri will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Chris P. Escobar; her children, Wayne David Escobar and Lynne J. Escobar; and grandson, Wayne David Escobar Jr. She is survived by her grandchildren, Kevin Escobar and Danielle […]
Nov. 21, 1915 — Aug. 10, 2014 Reva Wall Demicell, of Coloma, Calif., born Nov. 21, 1915, died Aug. 10, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 State Highway 49 in Coloma.
Sept. 27, 1957 — Oct. 19, 2014 On the morning of Oct. 19, 2014, Kim passed away peacefully at home with her family members by her side. She was born to Nels and Marlene Johnson on Sept. 27, 1957, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. She graduated from St. Francis High School and received an […]
July 23, 1935 — Nov. 5, 2014 Jerry Juba was born in Little Falls, Minn., on July 23, 1935, and passed away on Nov. 5, 2014, with his family at his side. He spent his youth at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael, Calif. He graduated from Riordan High School in San Francisco […]
June 7, 1937 — Nov. 5, 2014 Gilbert A. Chance, 77, of Placerville, Calif., passed away Nov. 5, 2014, in Olathe, Kansas, from complications related to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He passed peacefully with his wife, Barbara Chance, daughter Lori Adams and grandson, Joe Adams at his side. Gilbert, son of Clifford Chance and Imogene Lahners, was […]
Sept. 10, 1948 — Nov. 7, 2014 Daniel Aloysious Flynn passed away on Nov. 7, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 10, 1948, in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, Calif., received his bachelor’s from Sonoma State University and a master’s from University of […]
1939 — Nov. 2, 2014 Richard Barnes passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. He was 75 years old. He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 53 years; three daughters; a son-in-law; grandchildren; a sister; nephews; and sisters- and brothers-in-law. Born in Kentucky in 1939, Richard was brought to California as a two-year-old and raised […]
Oct. 3, 1915 — Oct. 17, 2014 Dolores Mary Gilles passed away peacefully at home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 99. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. A rosary service will […]
June 7, 1937 — Nov. 5, 2014 Gilbert A. Chance, of Placerville, Calif., born June 7, 1937, died Nov. 5, 2014. A service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints at 3275 Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville.
Dec. 12, 1924 — Nov. 6, 2014 Warren H. Parker, a longtime Placerville resident, was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in Portland, Ore., and passed away on Nov. 6, 2014, at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Thelma Jo Parker; and son, Paul Parker. He is survived by […]
Jan. 22, 1930 — Nov. 1, 2014 Hector Victor De Smet Jr. was born Jan. 22, 1930, in San Jose, Calif., to Hector Victor De Smet Sr., an immigrant from Belgium, and Mary Terese O’Neil, a native of San Jose. The youngest of four children, he is survived by his sister, Maureen D’Attilo. Hector (“Bud”) […]
William Lawrence “Larry” Head Sept. 25, 1920 — Oct. 25, 2014 Dorothy “Dottie” Marjorie Dempsey Head July 1, 1921 — Sept. 17, 2011 Larry Head passed away at The Pines in Placerville, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; his parents, William “Bill” and Faith Halliburton Head; and […]
Nov. 24, 1973 — Nov. 3, 2014 Marcus Iten Bacchi was born in Tamuning, Guam, and moved to El Dorado County at age four with his parents, Chuck and Judy Bacchi, and his brother, Charles. He attended Gold Trail Elementary and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1992. He graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in […]
Jan. 29, 1931 — Oct. 27, 2014 Darwin Grimes went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, after an extended illness, in Placerville, Calif. Born in McAllen, Texas, Darwin grew up in Napa, Calif., where, after serving for nine years in the Air Force, he met and married his wife of 56 years, […]
Oct. 12, 1910 — Oct. 28, 2014 Zelma (Stephens) Willingham was born on Oct. 12, 1910, in Tishomingo, Okla. She passed peacefully from this life on Oct. 28, 2014, in Shingle Springs, Calif., surrounded by her family. She was 104 amazing years old. She is survived by her son, Gale of Shingle Springs; daughter, Pat […]
Aug. 11, 1966 — Oct. 9, 2014 Lisa Whitaker, of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 11, 1966, died Oct. 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Cold Springs Church on Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.
Oct. 31, 1942 — Oct. 29, 2014 George Badeker, a 35-year resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away Oct. 29, 2014, at home. Per his request, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines in Placerville.
April 19, 1942 — Oct. 25, 2014 Ann K. Czapkay, 70, of Placerville, passed away on Oct. 25, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on April 19, 1942, to Arnold and Wilma Kensinger. She graduated high school in San Mateo, Calif., and raised her family while living in Fremont. She and […]
March 25, 1933 — Sept. 28, 2014. James Roger “Jim” Cardwell Sr., of Placerville, Calif., died peacefully at Marshall Hospital with his family by his side. Jim was born in Del Rio, Texas. He graduated from Del Rio High School and served in the U.S. Army, based in Germany, from 1953 to 1955. Jim was […]
March 18, 1944 – Oct. 30, 2014 Shirley Rebecca Forbes neé Stratton, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went to be with Jesus early Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was born in Fay, Okla., on March 18, 1944, firstborn to Paul and Lula Mae Stratton. She grew up in the farmhouse she was born in, […]
June 4, 1927 — Sept. 18, 2014 Constance P. Forsgren, beloved wife, mother, sister, nana and friend, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the age of 87. She died of renal disease. She was born on June 4, 1927, in Wilmington, Calif. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Fansler; her children, Sharon […]
Dec. 20, 1922 — Oct. 16, 2014 Bill was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Dec. 20, 1922, to Harry and Rose Fister. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Robert Fister. Bill attended Hamilton College in New York and from a young age knew that he wanted to practice medicine. He was a […]
July 9, 1955 — Oct. 15, 2014 It is with great sadness that family and friends announce the passing of Dennis A. Burford on Oct. 15, 2014. He fought a courageous battle with an aggressive cancer diagnosed earlier this year. Dennis was born in San Francisco before becoming a long-time resident of Woodland Hills, Calif., where […]
Sept. 21, 1928 — Oct. 27, 2014 Pat was born Sept. 21, 1928, to Georgia Mae and Paul William Smith in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. In 1948, she married school mate buddy, Dick Allen Willey. They left Iowa for Ukiah, Calif., and in June of 1950 moved to Pollock Pines and purchased and operated the Grand […]
Aug. 28, 1938 — Oct. 3, 2014 Robert “Glen” Buford was born in Southwest Arkansas on Aug. 28, 1938, and passed away Oct. 3, 2014. Glen was a loving and caring husband, father, brother and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Robert; daughter, Lillian; brother, Mike; sister, Gaile; and grandchildren. His family […]
Oct. 1, 1938 — Oct. 18, 2014 John Franklin Himmel, 76, of Pollock Pines, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Oct. 18, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Carol Himmel; and three children, Pam Robson (Dan Robson) of Pollock Pines, John Himmel […]
Oct. 20, 1919 — Oct. 8, 2014 Charles Purcell Ripley was born and spent his early years in Chicago, Ill. He attended high school at the Los Alamos Ranch School for Boys in Los Alamos, N.M., where he graduated on horseback with highest academic honors. Rip attended Yale University and graduated cum laude in 1942. […]
July 9, 1942 — Oct. 17, 2014 Karen Sue Howdyshell Key, daughter of Albert A. Howdyshell and Mary A. Howdyshell, former proprietors of “Howdy’s Place” in Rescue, Calif., peacefully passed away in her home on Oct. 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jennifer Damm. She is survived by her […]
June 30, 1919 — Oct. 2, 2014 Dorothea “Thea” Louise Seely Young, 95, passed away quietly at home on Oct. 2, 2014. She was born in Burlington Junction, Mo., on June 30, 1919, to Mary (nee Van Pelt) and Roy Leo Seely. While a young girl, her family moved from Atchison County, Mo., to Faulk […]
1942 — Oct. 6, 2014 Ray Brejcha Sr. passed away on Oct. 6, 2014. He was born in 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio, and resided in El Dorado County for the past 34 years. He is survived by his son, Ray Brejcha and daughter-in-law, Sandy Brejcha of Marin County; and sister, Lois Reed and brother-in-law, Leroy […]
Jan. 30, 1918 — Oct. 15, 2014 Long time Lotus resident Clarence E. Nichols passed away on Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 96. He was born in Fairplay, Calif., on Jan. 30, 1918, to Clarence F. and Elinor Nichols and lived in El Dorado County all his life. His love of horses had […]
April 11, 1960 — Aug. 24, 2014 Donna Lee Owings Gray, born Placerville April 11, 1960, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2014. Please come share a celebration of life Luncheon on Nov. 1, at 11 a.m., at Cold Springs Community Church in Placerville.
Sept. 27, 1950 — Oct. 16, 2014 Robert Raiman “Bob” Koestoer, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. He was born on Sept. 27, 1950, in San Francisco, Calif., to Eddy Koestoer and Ilse Wick. Robert worked for 40 years as a Master Electrician in California. He is survived by son, Raiman (Carolyn) […]
1931 — Oct. 3, 2014 Long time resident of Kyburz, Calif., Eleanor Martin died Oct. 3, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., of natural causes. She was the long time owner/operator of the Kyburz Mini-Mart, which she ran with her beloved husband Jesse until his death in January 2000. She was a very tough, independent woman who continued […]