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Leo Ruelas

April 4, 1927 — June 18, 2011 Dr. Leo Louis Ruelas Ed. D. passed away on June 18, 2011, at the age of 84 in Placerville, Calif. He was comfortable at his own home and in his own bed and passed peacefully and painlessly, surrounded by many loved ones. Leo was born on April 1, […]

Leon Fredrick Cotter

Jan. 26, 1917 — June 22, 2011 Leon F. Cotter, 94, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his home in Diamond Springs. He was born to George and Iona Cotter at Olathe, Colo. He was raised on the family cattle ranch and went to school in Olathe and Norwood, Colo. He was the […]

Ben Boos

February 1, 1971 — June 22, 2011 Ben Boos, 40, a Cameron Park resident, passed away June 22, 2011, in a tragic accident. A San Jose native, he worked as a Senior Artist for the popular gaming company, Blizzard, before striking out on his own to write and illustrate his own books, “Swords – An […]

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Deborah Behrendt

May 9, 1946 — June 23, 2011 Born in Toronto, Canada, on May 9 1946, Deb passed away on June 23, 2011. She was a loving mother, a loyal friend, a supportive sister and devoted wife known for her sense of humor and extraordinary personality. She loved her life, her friends, her family and her […]

Elnora “Nora” (Nelson) Cox

Jan. 21, 1914 — June 22, 2011 Nora was born the fourth of five children to Swedish immigrant parents Alma and Otto Nelson in Mayfield (now known as Palo Alto), Calif., on Jan. 21, 1914. She passed peacefully at Discovery Care Center in Hamilton, Mont., on June 22, 2011, to join her parents; her husband, […]

Donald Billinger

March 20, 1924 — June 20, 2011 Donald Billinger was born March 20, 1924, and passed away June 20, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Iwo Jima, China. He worked as a telephone man at GE for 25 years. He became a Shriner and Shriner Liaison for the military and […]

Gloria Abramson

April 6, 1924 — June 15, 2011 Gloria Abramson was born in Winona, Mich., on April 6, 1924, the eldest of four children, to William and Helmi Pietila. She passed away on June 15, 2011, at Lake View Residential Care in El Dorado Hills, her home for the past two and a half years. She […]

Jerry Garrett

Jan. 18, 1939 — April 4, 2011 Jerry Garrett, formerly of Omo Ranch, Calif., born Jan. 18, 1939, died April 4, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m., at the Saddle Creek Resort, 1001 Saddle Creek Drive in Copperopolis, Calif.

Olive Arnot Findleton

Dec. 9, 1918 — June 16, 2011 Olive Arnot Findleton was born Dec. 9, 1918, and passed away June 16, 2011. Our amazing Aunt Olive was loved and admired by all. She taught us well by living a tremendous life. Now in the arms of old friends, a reunion lasting forever begins. We are thankful […]

Patricia Eliza Hocking

April 26, 1930 — June 19, 2011 Patricia Eliza Hocking was born in Placerville, Calif., graduating from El Dorado High School in 1948. She was married for 50 years to John (Jack) S. Hocking Jr. until his death in 1998. Together they ran a logging truck business and raised their family, living her entire life […]

John Federici Sr.

Feb. 25, 1923 — June 4, 2011 John Federici Sr., resident of Camino, Calif., born Feb. 25, 1923, passed away June 4, 2011. No services are planned.

Geoffrey Allan Boyd

March 4, 1935 — June 15, 2011 Geoffrey Allan Boyd died peacefully on June 15, 2011, surrounded by his devoted family. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Anna; his eight children, Jennifer, Geoffrey, Brenda, Carl, Joseph, Hart, Annie and Adam; brothers, Bruce and Robert; and five grandchildren, Carissa, Robert, Dante, Maya […]

Ronald W. Ruptier

Feb. 6, 1945 — May 31, 2011 Ron Ruptier, a longtime resident of El Dorado County, died on May 31, 2011, of complications brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. He will be remembered by students, athletes and colleagues from both El Dorado and Ponderosa high schools where he taught physical education and science, coached cross-country and […]

Gloria Abramson

April 6, 1924 — June 15, 2011 Gloria Abramson, of Shingle Springs, Calif., born April 6, 1924, died June 15, 2011. A service will be held Monday, June 20, at 2 p.m., at Light of the Hills Lutheran Church in Cameron Park, Calif.

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Irene M. Bush

June 8, 1950 — June 15, 2011 Irene M. Bush, of Diamond Springs, Calif., born June 8, 1950, died June 15, 2011. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 20, at 11 a.m., at the Green Valley Cemetery in Cameron Park, Calif.

Edmundo Ramos

Dec. 1, 1965 — June 13, 2011 Edmundo Ramos, also known as “Mundo,” was born on Dec. 1, 1965, in San Roque, Jalisco, Mexico, to Sotero Ramos and Gertrudis Garcia. He was the first of five children. His siblings Sotero, Hector, Jessica and Crisana loved him dearly. As an infant, Mundo was such a beautiful […]

David Dalzell

July 29, 1938 — May 22, 2011 David Dalzell died suddenly on May 22, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. He was born in Santa Barbara where he lived until moving to Sacramento. In 1970 he bought property in El Dorado, Calif., where he built his home and resided with his wife Mary until his death. David […]

JoAnn (JoJo) Louise Oderio Kalem

Dec. 26, 1935 — June 9, 2011 JoAnn (JoJo) Louise Oderio Kalem, born Dec. 26, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., peacefully left us on June 9, 2011, with her family by her side at her home in Rescue. She was a homemaker the majority of her life in Pinole, where she raised her four daughters with […]

James H. Ross

June 11, 1939 — June 14, 2011 Jim H. Ross was born in Hardin, Mont., on the edge of the Crow Agency Indian Reservation. As a child he survived polio and a conquered a heart murmur as well. His parents, Cecil and Doris Ross, of German/Scottish ancestry, relocated with Jim and his two younger brothers […]

Betty Drennan

May 24, 1925 — June 12, 2011 Betty Drennan was born May 24, 1925, and passed away June 12, 2011. Memorial services will be announced at a later date in the summer.

George Robert Cook

Oct. 24, 1926 — Apr. 3, 2011 George Robert Cook was born in Placerville, Calif., the second of two children born to Ronard M. Cook and Edith Roberta Ball. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Navy, training in the Hospital School in San Diego. He served on the […]

Iva Wixson

1917 — 2011 Iva Wixson, beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, went home to be with the Lord from Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif., in the warm afternoon of Saturday, June 11, 2011, at tbe blessed age of 94. She was preceded in passing by nine siblings and her only child, Linda Leslie Halk. She is […]

Albert Arens Dimmitt

June 30, 1942 — May 11, 2011 Albert passed away at home in Shingle Springs, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, with his wife Linda, daughter LeAnne Vannoy and son Randall Clark Dimmitt by his side. They have been residents of Shingle Springs since 1980. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Yvonna and Gustaf Burns […]

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Alma Bakken

Dec. 19, 1910 — June 2, 2011 Alma Bakken passed away peacefully as the sun was rising the morning of June 2, 2011. She was born in Minnesota to Engebret and Kjersti Sorum Dec. 19, 1910. In 1972 she moved to California to be with her family. She is survived by daughter, Mary LeVasseur-Durst (Al) […]

Clayton Leon Carter

June 27, 1938 — May 25, 2011 With loving family members at his side, Clay Carter passed away May 25, 2011, in Sacramento due to burn injuries sustained on May 17 at his home in Rancho Murieta, Calif. He was born June 27, 1938, in McPherson, Kan. Clay served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, and will […]

Frederick “Fred” Kenneth Thompson

Feb. 6, 1927 — June 8, 2011 Fred Thompson was born at home to John “Jack” and Nellie Thompson in Silver City, N.M. He grew up in Buckhorn, N.M. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. Professionally, he was a builder of custom homes in the local area. Fred was preceded in […]

William Oliver Harold

May 13, 1939 — June 6, 2011 William Oliver Harold passed on Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born May 13, 1939, in Glendale, Calif., the eldest son of Trudy and F. M. Harold, both of whom preceded him in death. He moved to Northern California and […]

Joseph Bollinger

Jan. 31, 1923 — June 2, 2011 Joseph Bollinger, age 88, was called home to heaven on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Family members were with him at home, as was his wish. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Joseph was born in Spring Grove, Pa., on Jan. 31, 1923. He joined the […]

Marie Elizabeth Foley

Jan. 4, 1916 — Jan. 7, 2011 Marie E. Foley was born Jan. 4, 1916, in San Francisco, California. Following graduation from college she worked as a teacher from 1937 to 1976. As a Special Education teacher she taught at Francisco Junior High School and Marina Junior High School In San Francisco. In 1955 she […]

Jeanette Lavado Russell

May 26, 1932 — June 9, 2011 Jeanette Lavado Russell, born on May 26, 1932, in Turlock, Calif., passed away on June 9, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kennith Russell, and brother, Eugene Christensen. She is survived by her loving children, Nancy Gilmore (Lloyd), Toni Jacobi (Frank), Debbie […]

Shannon Keith Craig

Oct. 12,1971 – May 28,2011 Shannon Keith Craig was born on Oct. 12,1971, in Placerville, Calif. He passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Folsom, Calif., surrounded by family. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Craig; sister and brother-in-law, Dan and Jane’e Braswell; nieces and nephews, Chantele (Joey), Brittany, Kristy (Oscar), and Kayla; […]

James Douglas Weaver

March 25, 1944 — June 3, 2011 James Douglas Weaver died June 3, 2011, in Placerville, Calif., after a courageous 20-month battle with melanoma cancer. The son of James Paul and Carroll Berniece Weaver, Jim was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. He graduated from La Sierra High School in Sacramento, attended Sacramento City College and […]

Neil Lawrence Witt

June 23, 1920 — June 6, 2011 Neil Lawrence Witt, a Placerville resident who defended freedom as a soldier in Normandy, France, died Monday, June 6 — coincidentally on the 67th anniversary of D-Day. He was 17 days away from his 91st birthday. Witt, who moved to Placerville in December 2005 from Escondido, Calif., spent […]

Keith Duane Cook

May 3, 1951 — June 1, 2011 Born in Dinuba, Calif., on May 3, 1951, Keith Duane Cook passed away unexpectedly in Placerville June 1, 2011. He is survived by his four children, Megan Steeber from Spokane, Wash., Justin Cook from Medford, Ore., Jordan Cook from Los Angeles and Brandon Cook from Sacramento; and five […]

Bernice M. Jones

Aug. 21, 1913 — June 3, 2011 Bernice (Mabel) Jones was called home to be with her lord on June 3, 2011. She was born to her Christian parents, Berthal and Frank Morrison on Aug. 21, 1913, in Hartford, Ark. When she was 5 years old the family moved to Oklahoma, where she lived all […]

W. Jean Perrigo

Feb. 7, 1927 — June 3, 2011 Jean Perrigo, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 3, 2011, at the age of 84. She served her Lord for 30 years as a pastor’s wife and taught Sunday School, Released-Time Christian Education and Child Evangelism. She is survived […]

Marc Stephen Keith

Jan. 26, 1953 — May 30, 2011 Marc Stephen Keith of Placerville, Calif., left us at age 58 in a tragic motorcycle accident while doing one of the things he loved with some of the people he loved. He left behind his loving wife of 27 years, Lauren Keith; and his three amazing sons, Garrett […]

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Marion Margaret Morgan

Aug. 22, 1916 — June 2, 2011 Marion was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada, to Don and Hazel Manson. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood with two sisters and one brother. She attended college and received her registered nursing degree, graduating with highest honors and recognition for her splendid contributions. She served in the Army […]

Stanley V. Hill

April 17, 1908 — May 29, 2011 Stanley V. Hill was born to George and Bessie Hill in Comanche, Texas, on April 17, 1908. Stanley passed away May 29, 2011, at the age of 103. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Marie Levang Hill (March 1, 2000). He is survived […]

Clayton J. “C.J.” Nead

March 13, 1916 — June 5, 2011 Clayton J. “C.J.” Nead died peacefully at home on Sunday June 5, 2011, at the age of 95. He was a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. Prior to Peal Harbor C.J. was drafted into the Army for a one-year preparatory training. Following the beginning of World War II, […]

Stephen Martin Barooshian

April 8, 1931 — May 24, 2011 Stephen Martin Barooshian, Jr. entered this world with wings on his feet in Auburn, Calif., on April 8, 1931, the only child of Mary Terzian Barooshian and Stephen Martin Barooshian, Sr. He reached Life’s finish line on May 24, 2011, after a long and fruitful race and was […]

Jessie M Hotz

March 26, 1917 — May 5, 2011 Former Estacada resident Jessie M Hotz died at Princeton Village in Clackamas on Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was 94. She was born Jessie Mae Schwartz on March 26, 1917, to John and Jessie (Payne) Schwartz in Topeka, Kans. She was united in marriage to Gus Hotz in […]

Paul Francis Briw

July 23, 1940 — April 25, 2011 Paul Francis Briw, age 70, passed away at his residence in El Dorado, Calif., on April 25, 2011. He was born in Whtttier, Calif., on July 23, 1940, to William “Bill” Briw and Marcelina “Lena” (Rebai) Briw, raised in Norwalk, Calif. He moved to Placerville in 1948 (at […]

James “Jim” Sackett

1923 — 2011 James “Jim” Sackett lost his fight with Alzheimer’s on May 24, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of El Dorado County. He was a master carpenter. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Manila, where he received the Bronze Star, and New Guinea. Jim married Barbara Brewster […]

Ronald Joe Graham

Feb. 20, 1949 — May 22, 2011 Ronald Joe Graham, son of Robert and Ruby Graham of Placerville, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit, positive outlook on life, wonderful sense of humor, and passion for life and music. As a young man, Ronald toiled to […]

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