Jerry Grant Young Jr.

May 26, 1946 — June 30, 2014 Jerry Jr., aka “Butch,” passed away June 30, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., from complications of COPD, which he suffered from for years. He was born in Muncie, Ind., and lived most of his life in Placerville. He attended Union School, Camino and El Dorado High Schools, graduating in […]

Kathryn Noreen Nolan

Sept. 27, 1925 — July 9, 2014 Kathryn Noreen Nolan, 88, formerly of Placerville, Calif., passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on July 9, 2014. She was born in Stonington, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1925, to Catherine and Lemuel Burton. Noreen was married to Frank Joseph Nolan Jr., and together they had three children. They moved […]

Ty Peterson

March 4, 1947 — July 9, 2014 Tyler “Ty” Clayton Peterson, loving husband and father, avid golfer, private pilot, lover of egg salad sandwiches and blues music, died on July 9, 2014. He passed away peacefully at home due to multiple myeloma. His story began in San Francisco (maybe that is why he was a […]

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Betty Lou Weyeneth

Aug. 24, 1938 — July 6, 2014 Betty Lou Weyeneth, age 75, passed away July 6, 2014, with her love by her side in Shingle Springs, Calif. She grew up in Lake City, Pa., graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School and retired from Amerigas in Placerville, Calif. She was the fourth child of five […]

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Jean Marie Hubbard

April 19, 1930 — July 8, 2014 Jean Marie Hubbard, age 84, of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away in Placerville, Calif., on July 8, 2014. She was born on April 19, 1930, in Lena, Ill. She was the only child of Mildred and Henry Panska, also of Illinois. She fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s […]

Virginia Rita Vogel

Dec. 23, 1921 — July 9, 2014 Rita passed away on July 9, 2014, in Cameron Park, Calif. She was 92. She was born on Dec. 23, 1921, in Erie, Pa., to Jacob and Anne Kuhn. When she came to California, she met William Vogel and they married in April 1942. They were married for […]

Anne E. Finck

Feb. 14, 1933 — July 2, 2014 Anne Finck, who lived in El Dorado County for over 40 years, died at a local hospital after surviving a long illness. Her family was at her side. A native of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Anne graduated from nurses training in Sioux Valley, S.D. She later traveled to Chicago, […]

Betty Lou Maldonado

Feb. 7, 1949 — July 3, 2014 Betty Lou Maldonado passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014, with her family by her side. She was a loving daughter to Marcus Reynoza and Charles and Antonia Morales. She was a loving and devoted wife to Al Maldonado; wonderful mother to Paul Maldonado; and grandmother to Alex and […]

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Betty Ellene Hock

Nov. 15, 1917 — June 27, 2014 Betty Ellene Hock (Crow), age 96, quietly passed away on June 27, 2014, in Placerville, Calif. She was born in Oakland, CA, Nov. 15, 1917, to George and Bessie (Henderson) Crow. She was raised in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, with her parents, brother, Ralph and sister, Marjorie, who both […]

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James Finley

Oct. 9, 1947 — June 16, 2014 James Finley passed away from a sudden illness, surrounded by family, on June 16, 2014. He was a longtime former resident of Placerville, who was living in Sparks, Nev. James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marsha; sons, Mark (Kerry) of Sacramento; Brian (Tara) of Reno, […]

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Larry Lee Jenkins

Nov. 18, 1929 — June 29, 2014 Larry Lee Jenkins, born in Little Falls, Minn., on Nov. 18, 1929, died in Shingle Spings, Calif., on June 29, 2014. He grew up in Brisbane, Calif., until he was 17. He sailed on a merchant ship for two years before returning to California and had many stories […]

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Ethel Wentz

July 14, 1924 — June 9, 2014 Ethel “Beth” Elizabeth Wentz passed away on June 9, 2014, at home. She was born on July 14, 1924, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Leslie T. Carpenter and Mary A. Carpenter. Beth grew up in the Los Angeles area, working for the Postal Service and later as a […]

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David Patrick William Bartley

June 5, 1986 – July 4, 2014 David Patrick William Bartley, known as Beau by his friends and family, passed away on July 4th, 2014 near his hometown of Placerville, Ca. Born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 5th, 1986, Beau departed from his loved ones much too soon, at 28 years of age. A proud […]

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Robert “Joe” Schliessmann

July 3, 1959 – July 6, 2014 In Loving Memory Schliessmann, Robert “Joe”, born on July 3, 1959 in Seattle, WA, passed away on July 6th, 2014 in El Dorado County, CA at the age of 55 years. Joe graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1977, attended Sierra College and owned Custom Carpentry Construction for many years. […]

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Mary Joann Robbins

Nov. 1 1931 – June 30, 2014 Mary Joann (Spahn) Robbins, 82, passed away surrounded by family at her home in Cameron Park, CA following a recent diagnosis of brain cancer. Mary Jo was born November 1, 1931 in Troy, NY, the daughter of John Robert Spahn and Josephine (Read) Habbe. Her parents and sister, […]

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Robert Dean Sparks, MD, FACP, MACP

May 6, 1932 – July 1, 2014 Dr. Robert Dean Sparks of El Dorado Hills, CA, died Monday, July 1, 2014, in Marshall Hospital, Placerville, CA. Dr. Sparks had been ill since the first of March. His death was caused by lung disease and complications of abdominal cancer. Dr. Sparks was born May 6, 1932, […]

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Frederick Wayne Tyler

July 5, 1923 — June 16, 2014 Frederick Wayne Tyler, 90, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Redding, Calif. Fred, who also went by Fredrick and Wayne, was born on July 5, 1923, in Long Beach, Calif., to Frederick Rueben and Panalapa Ann Harris-Tyler. He was the youngest of three siblings. He grew […]

Frederick Wayne Tyler funeral notice

July 5, 1923 — June 16, 2014 Frederick Wayne Tyler, born July 5, 1923, died June 16, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m., at Placerville First Christian Church.

Barbara Ann Emmons

March 19, 1937 — June 28, 2014 Barbara Ann Emmons was a great wife, mom, gramma and friend and was stranger to none. She will be forever remembered and loved by her husband, Al Emmons; daughter and son, Kathleen and Allen Emmons; grandchildren, Stephanie and Khrystyne Silva, Allen Dean and Sydney and Chayse Emmons; great-granddaughter, […]

Steven Joseph Reich

July 8, 1953 – June 1, 2014 Steven Joseph Reich passed away peacefully at home, but far to soon on June 1, 2014 following a courageous battle against cancer in Cameron Park, CA. He was born in Sacramento, CA. He was the son of Elmer Reich of Ione, CA and Barbara Poulain, who proceeded him […]

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Thomas (Tommy) Lee Jones

November 9, 1930 – June 14, 2014 Our beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away on June 14, 2014. He was born November 9, 1930 in Everton, Montana and moved to California with his family as a young boy. He was raised in Modesto, California and moved to the Fair Play area to take […]

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Bonnie Jefferson

June 18, 1928 — June 22, 2014 Bonnie Jefferson, age 86, passed away June 22, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born June 18, 1928, in Macomb, Okla., to Ollie and Charlotte Smith. They moved to California in 1936. Bonnie worked for many years, later becoming a homemaker while her husband was […]

Bertha June Morecraft

Feb. 19, 1936 — June 25, 2014 Bertha June Morecraft, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away into the arms of Jesus, her lord and savior, at 4:35 p.m., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She is survived by William S. Morecraft, her loving husband of 60 years; her daughter, Carol and her husband, Stephen Cox; […]

Joel A. Porter

Oct. 16, 1942 — June 24, 2014 Joel A. Porter, loving husband, father, brother and friend, passed away June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of U.C. Berkeley. He is survived by Karen, his loving wife of 42 years; sons, Zachary (Marina), Joshua and Nathan; his grandchildren, Austin, Aurora, Iris and Nathaniel; his sister, Yvonne; […]

Leigh Marvin Brilliant

Dec. 13, 1927 — May 11, 2014 Leigh Brilliant, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the age of 86. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 13, 1927. He is survived by his brother, Robert Brilliant (Anita) of Walnut Creek, Calif.; son, Larry Brilliant (Barby) of […]

Andrew David Woll

Oct. 28, 1946 – June 24, 2014 Andrew Woll was born in New York to Bernice (Shrift) and Milton Woll. Andy is survived by his partner and wife of 33 years, Sharyn (Raymond) Ivey-Woll; his brother Thomas Woll; his wife Elizabeth and nieces Rebecca and Hanna. He was preceded in death by his parents. Andy […]

Verner Lamar Fairchild

June 10, 1942 — June 19, 2014 Lamar Fairchild passed away following a short illness in Placerville, Calif., at the age of 72, on June 19, 2014. He was born in Mena, Ark., on June 10, 1942. He spent his childhood in Chico, Calif. For the past 50 years, he was a resident of Placerville. […]

Marjory Minnie Berner Kutter

April 17, 1933 — June 18, 2014 Marjory Minnie Berner Kutter (aka Maggie) died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Davis, Calif. Friends are welcome to services at the Davis Cemetery 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 19, followed by a reception at the International House in Davis. Additional memorial services will be held Aug. 16, […]

Suzanne Marie Panell

Feb. 9, 1959 — June 12, 2014 Suzanne Marie Panell passed away peacefully but far too soon on June 12, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a determined struggle with cancer. She was a loving mother to her three sons, Brandon (Alison), Travis (Joann) and Nathan (Chenoa). She is also survived by her brothers, Gerald Panell […]

Lt. Col. Carl M. Leipold Jr. (USAF Retired)

Dec. 8, 1928 — June 19, 2014 Carl was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Muriel and Lt. Col. Carl Leipold Sr. (U.S. Army); brother of Capt. Fred Leipold (U.S. Navy); husband of Charlotte Leipold for nearly 67 years; and loving father of Carol Edwards and Curtis Leipold. He had four grandchildren: Sherry Keyes, Larry […]

James Dale Estey

Feb. 8, 1940 — June 16, 2014 Artist and educator, James (Jim) Estey, born Feb. 8, 1940 in Placerville, Calif., died peacefully on June 16, 2014, in Placerville, with family around him. He was the son of Jennings (Jim) Estey and Margaret Estey, who both preceded him in death. His sisters, Billie Gillett and Darla […]

John D. Burns

May 28, 1951 — June 20, 2014 John Daniel Burns, 63 years old, of Placerville, Calif., was born May 28, 1951. He passed away peacefully on June 20, 2014, following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family and faithful canine companion, Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 33 […]

Arthur Blair Cate

Aug. 11, 1927 — June 19, 2014 Arthur Blair Cate was born on Aug. 11, 1927, in Porterville, Calif., to Walter and Dora Cate, and passed away at home in Placerville on June 19, 2014. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Lida Mae Cate; son, David Walter Cate (Nancy); […]

Sam Eisenhower

March 3, 1939 — June 20, 2014 Samuel Paul Eisenhower was born March 3, 1939, in Rockford, Ill., and passed away peacefully in his home on June 20, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., at age 75. Sam has a half-sister, Gayle, living in Illinois. He is also survived by his four loving children, Serena Sterns, Laura Butler […]

Francis Marion Yost

April 8, 1930 — June 2, 2014 On June 2, 2014, Francis Marion Yost passed away peacefully at her home in Placerville, Calif. In fond remembrance of a life well lived, a celebration service will be held Monday, July 28, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mary Augusta Yost officiating at the Federated Church located at […]

Victor Wayne Whitaker

Sept. 4, 1958 — June 7, 2014 Victor Wayne Whitaker was born Sept. 4, 1958, and passed away June 7, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Ann Whitaker; father, Charles Whitaker; sister, Vita Wunschel (Skip); niece Claire Wunschel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Vic was born in San Jose, Calif., but came to […]

Jack A. Harris

Aug. 16, 1919 — June 17, 2014 Jack Harris of Cameron Park passed away peacefully at the Casa Coloma Health Care Center in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born on a farm in Tuttle, Calif., to Floyd and Isabelle (Copenhaver) Harris on Aug. 16, 1919. Jack joined the Navy in 1941, […]

William Joseph Crews

Aug. 17, 1920 — June 14, 2014 William Joseph Crews passed away June 14, 2014, at his home in El Dorado, Calif. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Irene L. (Barron-Brown) Crews; and his stepson, Ronald (Suzanne) Brown. He is survived by his son, Wm. Gary (Christina) Crews; his stepson, Robert (Marguerite) Brown; his grandchildren, […]

Michael Ezio Gherardi

Nov. 10, 1948 — June 20, 2014 Michael (Mike) Gherardi, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after a long battle with kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Mike, a first-generation Italian, was born in Vallejo, Calif. He was a resident of El Dorado County for 34 years — the last eight in Cameron Park. […]

Patricia Ann Cowles

March 7, 1926 — June 9, 2014 Patricia Ann Cowles, born March 7, 1926, in Oklahoma, went to be with Jesus Christ, on June 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harvey Cowles. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and Grace; son, Mark; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat, […]

Paul Ellison

June 24, 1930 — June 14, 2014 Paul Ellison was born in Montgomery, Ala., to John and Gertrude Ellison on June 24, 1930, and passed away in Roseville, Calif., on June 14, 2014. He was a proud Navy veteran who served in the Korean War and in Japan. He retired from the County of San […]

Kenneth L. Stuefloten

Aug. 2, 1944 — May 19, 2014 Kenneth L. Stuefloten was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. After 30 years in telecommunications, he retired with his wife, Viki, to Pollock Pines in El Dorado County. He worked with Viki selling real estate until he contracted Miller Fisher Syndrome of Guillian Barre in 2007. He fought that […]

Jack Wayne Ruthven

Nov. 20, 1924 — May 18, 2014 Jack Ruthven passed away quietly and quickly at his home near Apple Hill. He was born to Lee and Esta Ruthven in Los Angeles, Calif. After the early death of his father due to injuries from World War I, Jack, his mother and older brother migrated north, settling […]

Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor

1923 — May 2, 2014 Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor passed away on May 2, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in 1923 in South Dakota. She attended Heald Business College in Sacramento and married Charles Taylor in 1943. She was executive secretary to the base commanders at McClellan AFB for more than 30 years […]

Donald Walter De Corte

Jan. 21, 1961 — June 9, 2014 Donald Walter De Corte, our beloved father, brother and uncle, passed away June 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. He went home to join his parents, Walter and Evelyn and his niece, Cristina. He was a long time Placerville resident. He graduated from Ponderosa High School. He took […]