June 2, 1965 — Oct. 14, 2011 Grant Todd Comer, of Placerville, born June 2, 1965, died Oct. 14, 2011. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif.
July 16, 1954 – Oct. 15, 2011 James “Jim” Kessler, known as the world’s nicest man, was born on July 16, 1954, and left this world on Oct. 15, 2011. With the help of his loving wife, Barbara Kessler, he had an amazing life. He will be greatly missed by his three sons, Vernon Bray, […]
July 27, 1958 — Oct. 12, 2011 Jody Williams, my husband and best friend passed, away Oct. 12, 2011, after a short but fierce battle with cancer. He’s survived by me, his wife Debbie who he called Lucille; two sons, Cody and Jesse; a daughter, Julie; two granddaughters with one on the way; father, Carl; […]
Feb. 22, 1943 — Oct. 2, 2011 Dennice Lynne Silva, of Pollock Pines, Calif., born Feb. 22, 1943, died Oct. 2, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., at Westside Church, 4657 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.
May 30, 1929 — Oct. 17, 2011 Leona L. Stark died on Oct. 17, 2011, at Ponte Palmero Lighthouse in Cameron Park, where she had been a resident for two years. She was born in Napa, Calif., on May 30, 1929. She was married to Jerry F. Stark for 60 years. She is survived by […]
Oct. 6, 1926 – Oct. 14, 2011 Anne was prepared to go to the house the Lord had prepared for her and be reunited with the love of her life, Ed. Her life was marked by her love and service to others. She was active in church and spent years teaching religion class. She also […]
July 26, 1980 — Oct. 13, 2011 Aaron Joseph Weiss, 31, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 13, 2011, following a truck accident in Plumas County. He leaves behind his wife Lisa (Anderson) and their soon-to-be-born son, Aaron David, due in a few weeks. They live in Paradise, Calif. Aaron’s parents […]
Mar. 26, 1933 — Oct. 10, 2011 Shirley Joan Vaughan Carr (nee Carr) passed away Oct. 10, 2011, at 78 years old, from a stroke suffered Sept. 11. She was born to Arthur DeBeau Carr and Dorothy Jean Carr on Mar. 26, 1933, in Alameda, Calif. Her family moved to Sacramento in 1935 and lived […]
Nov. 6, 1923 — Oct. 14, 2011 James Hunter, 87, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in his home. He was born on Nov. 6, 1923, in Oakland, Calif., to John and Gabriel Hunter. He was a graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland and worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Company in the Electric […]
April 18, 1920 – Oct. 7, 2011 William H. Hickox, of Placerville, Calif., born April 18, 1920, died Oct. 7, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Bayside Placerville Church on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.
July 5, 1962 — Oct. 6, 2011 Colleen Teresa Piper, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born July 5, 1962, and passed away Oct. 6, 2011. Memories of her will forever stay alive in those who knew her. She will be loved and remembered for her kindness, generosity, honesty, and love of family. She […]
March 24, 1926 — Oct. 7, 2011 John G. Wineger, of Placerville, born March 24, 1926, died Oct. 7, 2011. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in John’s name. Arrangements entrusted Chapel of the Pines.
May 15, 1915 — Oct. 9, 2011 Madeline A. Gereaux, a native of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 96. She will be greatly missed by her family. Madeline resided in Tarzana, Calif., for many years. She resided in El Dorado County for the past 20 years. She enjoyed all […]
Aug. 4, 1956 — Aug. 26, 2011 Mark was a caring person who never met a stranger he wouldn’t help. His happiest moments were when he was with his friends and family. He grew up in Walnut Creek and graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In his spare […]
Feb. 4, 1919 — Oct. 9, 2011 Cleo Bozarth, 92, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in his daughter’s home, where he had been lovingly cared for by his daughter and son-in-law for the past eight months. He was born on Feb. 4, 1919, in Pattensburg, Mo., to Issac and Miranda Bozarth. He attended school […]
Aug. 26, 1964 — Oct. 1, 2011 Daniel M. Dawson age 47, was born Aug. 26, 1964, in Oakland, Calif., and went to be with the Lord on Oct. 1, 2011, in Pollock Pines, Calif., where he lived. Dan was a heavy equipment mechanic. He spent many years working for the ski industries Sierra at Tahoe, […]
Dec. 9, 1920 — Sept. 20, 2011 Barbara Jean Kinsman, of Placerville, born Dec. 9, 1920, died Sept. 20, 2011. No services will be held. Donations may be made in her name to Snowline Hospice.
Aug. 23, 1954 — Oct. 3, 2011 Kurt Brian Roser, born Aug. 23, 1954, was taken from our lives on Oct. 3, 2011, at the age of 57. He will be missed by all. Kurt brought the sunshine into any room he entered with his quick wit and easy going smile. He was always up […]
June 15, 1933 — Oct. 2, 2011 Dolores A. Garcia, a longtime member of the community passed away on Oct. 2, 2011. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, married Le Verne Garcia in 1955, and started her career in 1956. Dolores and Verne moved to El Dorado County in the ’60s […]
Oct. 21, 1976 — Sept. 30, 2011 Albie Lee Prettyman, 34, of Camino and Placerville, Calif., was born Oct. 21, 1976, in Placerville and passed away Sept. 30, 2011, in Camino. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albie and Mary Prettyman; and his great-grandparents, Ira and Pearl Lee. He is survived by his […]
Oct. 21, 1976 — Sept. 30, 2011 Albie Prettyman, of Camino, Calif., born Oct. 21, 1976, died Sept. 30, 2011. Services are pending. Donations may be made to the Albie Prettyman Memoiral Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
Aug. 11, 1921 — Sep. 24, 2011 Floyd “Blair” Blair passed away at his home in Placerville, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. He leaves behind his son, Robert Blair and his wife, Josephine from Las Vegas, Nev.; his daughter, P.J. Presgrave and her husband, Ray Presgrave of Placerville; his grandchildren, Chris Presgrave, Heather Bellardo, […]
Aug. 26, 1916 — Sept. 26, 2011 Mabel Reed was a beloved wife, mother, friend and volunteer, both in her community and abroad. In 2006 she was honored by El Dorado County in appreciation of her more than 23 years of “exemplary devotion and advocacy for the elders of El Dorado County” in the Long-Term […]
Dec. 13, 1922 — Sept. 22, 2011 Shirley N. Kennedy passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2011, in Barton Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was born in December 1922 in California and raised in Montana. Shirley graduated from Nursing School in 1948 in Missoula, Mont., and married William Kennedy in […]
May 28, 1918 — Sept. 23, 2011 Ray, age 93, born Ray Addison Bailey in Bath, N.Y., on May 28, 1918, passed away in Placerville on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:10 p.m. He leaves behind a daughter, Patricia Mateo and husband Louis of Shingle Springs; grandchildren, Shannon Baxter, Hank Baxter Jr. and his wife Shelly, […]
July 23, 1930 — Sept. 19, 2011 Lowell R. Hodgkins, 81, of Placerville, beloved husband of Maria, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011. He served in the Air Force and Navy, was a mortgage broker for the past 14 years and published several books. He is survived by two sons, Bob and Jeff (wife Nancy) […]
May 23, 1915 — Sept. 23, 2011 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Dolores Larragoite Bussell (Maria) passed peacefully among family on Sept. 23, 2011. The first of 10 children, Mary Dolores was a born leader. The managerial skills she learned from helping run the family business and estate in Santa Fe paved the […]
April 5, 1945 — Sept. 20, 2011 Loretta Colleen North passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at her home in Shingle Springs with her husband Max at her side. Loretta’s passions have always been horses, art and travel and she spent her life enjoying and sharing these with family and friends. Loretta was born on […]
Nov. 12, 1924 – Sept. 22, 2011 Mary Gonzi, 86, of Orangevale, Calif., passed away at home surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren on Sept. 22, 2011. She was born in San Francisco on Nov. 12, 1924, to Josephine and Paul Caruana. In 1932, the Great Depression returned Mary and her family back to their […]
June 18, 1919 — Sept. 20, 2011 Clementine Lee Schurman, 92, lovingly known to all as Lee, died on Sept. 20, 2011, in Placerville. Lee was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 18, 1919, to Clement Lee and Helen Egan Lacy. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1936 and Sanderson Business College the following […]
Oct. 6, 1921 — June 27, 2011 Mary Tooch passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011. She was 89. She was a longtime resident of Placerville. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, James V. Tooch Jr., in December 2006. She leaves behind her son, David A. Tooch of Brookings, Ore.; daughter, Darlene […]
Oct. 17, 1948 – Sept. 14, 2011 “Pete” Petanovich, Jr., went home to be with the Lord at Sutter Memorial Hospital with his loving family close by. Born in Sheboygan, Wisc., he moved to Northern California and grew up in the Placerville area, attending Gold Oak Elementary School and graduating from Ponderosa High School in […]
Nov. 12, 1924 – Sept. 22, 2011 Mary Gonzi, a resident of Placerville and Orangevale, Calif., born Nov. 12, 1924, passed away Sept. 22, 2011. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines in Placerville. Mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11 […]
Sept. 26, 1941 — Sept. 12, 2011 Pat was born on Sept. 26, 1941, to Joseph and Alice (Leaver) Shoup, the youngest of three daughters. She passed away suddenly from complications of a stroke, slipping peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sept. 12, 2011. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she was […]
Aug. 18, 1951 – Sept. 18, 2011 Gregory Wallace Wheale, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in the town of El Dorado, Calif. Greg always enjoyed photography, especially landscapes and animals. He also produced “found art” — beautiful, zany, original sculptural pieces in wood and mixed media. He loved hiking, camping, exploring and storytelling, regaling […]
Sept. 12, 1942 — Sept. 19, 2011 Donald H. Haas passed away peacefully in his Pollock Pines home on Sept. 19, 2011, after a long illness. Don is survived by his wife of 34 years, Deb; his son, Jeff (Victoria) Haas of Elk Grove; and daughter, Sarah Haas of Sacramento. He was the grandfather of […]
Aug. 9, 1917 — Sept. 18, 2011 Mary Pauline Ryman entered heaven in Placerville on Sept. 18, 2001. She was the loving mother of Sue (Don) Deal, Kathy (Bob) Siko and Mary Jo (Gary) Siko; beloved grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of 10. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ryman. Mary was […]
Aug. 30, 1926 — Sept. 7, 2011 On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, Jerry O. Evans passed away and for the hundreds of people whose lives he’d touched in his 85 years, the world got a little bit less fun. Jerry was born in Waukesha, Wis., enlisted in the U.S. Marines when he was 17 and […]
July 18, 1931 — Aug. 20, 2011 Charlotte Royster, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Aug. 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold “Roy” Royster; her three sons, Steven, David and Roger; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service in celebration of Charlotte’s life will be […]
June 7, 1951 — Sept. 17, 2011 Edna Josephine Carrillo, 60, left this life suddenly in her home. She loved to be with family and friends dancing, laughing and listening to her husband and daughter sing. She was a very nurturing person. She cared for many family members and friends along the way who needed […]
June 30, 1921 – Sept. 15, 2011 John Vybiral, 90, of Shingle Springs, passed away in the early morning hours last Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, of gangrene. His loving and devoted son, Tom, was at his bedside at the time of his passing. John was born on Thursday, June 30, 1921, in Moravia, Czechoslovakia. A […]
March 15, 1929 — Sept. 14, 2011 Joyce Hironymous, 82, passed away peacefully at home in Diamond Springs on Sept. 14, 2011. She was wife of the late Zane Hironymous; loving mother of Diane (Rick) Hernandez, Pam (Doug) Moore and John and Steve Hironymous; and beloved grandmother of Ryan and Tracy Hernandez and Brooke Hironymous. […]
June 25, 1932 — Sept. 15, 2011 Leo Dowling passed away on Sept. 15, 2011. He was the husband of 40 years to Youko Dowling of Camino. He is survived by his children, Jim (Charlene) Dowling, Laura (Jerry) Stockman, Tom (Gail) Dowling, Lorraine (Greg) LaGro, Cathy (Stefan) Schaefer and Christine (Chris) Kraning. He was preceded […]
Nov. 13, 1923 — Sept. 12, 2011 Lee V. McGowan passed away peacefully at home Sept. 12, 2011. He suffered from dementia for the past several years, but never lost his sense of humor or humble appreciation of help that anyone gave him. He was a man of his word and the best husband, father, […]
Jan. 24, 1945 — Sept. 5, 2011 David Kenneth Greening, born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Macclesfield, England, to William Greening of the American Army Air Core and Mary Loft of the British Army, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Placerville, Calif., after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of […]