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Roger Bernt Chappell

July 28, 1937 — May 13, 2011 Roger Bernt Chappell, 73 years old, a life-long resident of Placerville, died comfortably and peacefully May 13, 2011, after a courageous 22-year battle with multiple sclerosis. The son of Bernt and Anita Chappell was born on July 28, 1937, in Placerville. He graduated from El Dorado High School, […]

Dana Keefer

June 15, 1949 — May 20, 2011 Dana Keefer of Placerville, born June 15, 1949, died May 20, 2011. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 27, at 12 noon, at Chapel of the Pines funeral home.

Frances Zitzelberger

May 12, 1922 – May 20, 2011 Frances Zitzelberger was born the youngest of nine children on May 12, 1922, to Karol and Rose Zatko in the small rural town of Pecenady, in the Eastern European country of Czechoslovakia. At the age of 16 the course of her life completely changed in a single day […]

Pauline Ann Raymond

Jan. 23, 1927 — May 23, 2011 Pauline Ann Rantz grew up in Atwater, Calif., where she spent her first seven years before moving to Berkeley. She received her AA degree in Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Polly attended USO dances where she met her husband Donald Raymond; they […]

Carl Robert Locher

1936 — May 23, 2011 Carl Robert Locher died May 23, 2011, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family until the end. He was born in Calexico, Calif., in 1936, and lived in Imperial Valley until moving to Placerville in 1967. Carl had been involved with agriculture all his life, […]

Colonel John C Riley (USAF retired)

Sept. 9, 1923 — May 21, 2011 John Riley died at 1:38 a.m. in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. He was a decorated war veteran and a beloved brother, father and grandfather. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and lived on his farm in Somerset, Calif. John leaves behind his brothers, […]

Mathew Todd Springer

Dec. 22,1973 — May 17, 2011 Matt was diagnosed with a tumor on March 15, 2010, and lost a courageous battle with brain cancer on May 17, 2011. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., and graduated from Ponderosa High School. Prior to his diagnosis he owned and operated M.T.S. Construction. Matt loved life and all […]

LeRoy Arthur Lemke

Oct. 20, 1931 — May 18, 2011 LeRoy Arthur Lemke, 79, of Camino, Calif., went to be with the Lord May 18, 2011, at home surrounded by family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Orange, Calif., the son of  Emil and Martha Lemke. He is survived […]

Eugene Ray Sargent

Aug. 1, 1958 — April 30, 2011 Eugene Ray (Sarge) Sargent passed away of natural causes in Placerville, Calif., on April 30, 2011. He will be laid to rest in his home town of Ione, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Cayce; children, Adam and Megan; mother, Joyce Sargent; his sister, Bernice Minton and […]

David Lee Allan

March 30, 1926 – May 18, 2011 David Lee Allan, born March 30, 1926, in Klammath Falls, Ore., passed away May 18, 2011, in Placerville, Calif.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II. After the war he met and married Ann. He graduated from the University of Calif. at Berkeley […]

Laura M. Cheezum

May 19, 1926 – May 16, 2011 Laura M. Cheezum, 84, of Placerville, Calif., born May 19, 1926 in Portland, Ore., passwrd away May 16, 2011, at her home in Placerville. Laura was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Scheirman. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard Cheezum; daughter, Rebbeca Cargil; […]

Sidney “Scott” Santana

Aug. 24, 1993 — May 20, 2011 Sidney “Scott” Santana was loaned to his family on Aug. 24, 1993, and returned to his Heavenly Father’s arms on May 20, 2011. His greeters at the gates of heaven included his beloved Grammy and Great-Grandmas Kay and Granny. Everyone who knows Scott knows he is bringing laughter and […]

Michael Ward

April 3, 1949 — May 20, 2011 Michael was born in Palo Alto to Dr. John (Jack) Ward, DDS and Elizabeth (BJ) Ward on April 3, 1949. His family moved to Placerville in 1952. Attending local schools, he graduated from El Dorado High School in 1967. Prior to this he spent two years at St. […]

Nicholas Andrew Hall

March 3, 1989 – May 17, 2011 Nicholas Andrew Hall passed away May 17, 2011, in his home. Nicholas was born on March 3, 1989, in Reno, Nev. From the moment he was born until the moment he passed he could bring a smile on even a stranger’s face. His eyes were so beautiful, his smile so […]

Timothy Edward Chapman

Oct. 25, 1970 — April 23, 2011 Timothy (Tim) Chapman, 40, of Placerville, Calif., passed away on April 23, 2011. He was born in Placerville on Oct. 25, 1970 and was a lifelong resident. After high school he began his career as a heavy equipment operator, a career he enjoyed to the fullest and took […]

James “Jimmy” Conrad White

Feb. 21, 1951 — May 12, 2011 James “Jimmy” Conrad White was born in Southbend, Ind. He moved to Sacramento in 1960 with his family and graduated Cordova High Class of 1969. He became a second generation Union Sheet Metal Worker for more than 35 years and recently retired to a little slice of heaven […]

Willis Sawyer

Aug. 18, 1926 — May 17, 2011 Will passed away Tuesday morning from heart failure. He was the beloved husband of Dolores “Dee” for the past six years and the loving father of Steve (Lynn), Jeff (Karrin) and Greg Sawyer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was […]

Harold Eugene La Marr

March 30, 1935 — May 13, 2011 Harold Eugene La Marr was born in Fresno. He had many adventures after his dad died when Hal was 4 years old. Hal attended Winter’s High School, where he was a jock and known as “Lefty,” and also played in the band. He went to UCD and Sac […]

Tommy Halsey

Jan. 18, 1936 — May 16, 2011 Tom Halsey left this earth on Monday, May 16, 2011, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was born in Springfield, S.D., and graduated from Avon High School. He was a “Man’s Man” in every sense of the word. He was a longtime pilot, boating enthusiast, hunter […]

Ramona Lee Morrow

March 4, 1929 — May 13, 2011 Ramona Lee Morrow entered into eternal peace on May 13, 2011, in her home in Davis. Born March 4, 1929, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Dallas and Marie Kinder, she graduated from high school in Esparto and from Sacramento State University with a teaching degree. Her life was […]

William Joe Timmons

Jan 28, 1922 — May 2, 2011 William Joe “Tim” Timmons and family were long time residents of Placerville. He was a welder for Joe Vicini Inc. for many years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 26 for 53 years. He is survived by his sons, Dan, Charlie and Neal. He was the […]

Anita Joyce Augustine Shields

Aug. 20, 1940 — May 14, 2011 Anita Joyce Augustine Shields was born Aug. 20, 1940, and passed away May 14, 2011. She was a beloved and devoted mother and sister. She was born in Arkansas and raised in Niles, Calif. She was adored in the community since moving to the Placerville area in 1975. […]

Carole Leigh Reed

Dec. 18, 1935 — May 14, 2011 Carole Leigh Reed passed away peacefully, May 14, 2011, at her home in Pollock Pines, Calif., surrounded by her loved ones. She lived 75 wonderful years. She was the daughter of Phillip and Maude DoByne; sister to Phyllis Ia; dearly beloved wife to Cy Reed; loving mother to […]

Nettie M. Dennis

May 8, 1925 — May 15, 2011 Nettie Dennis, born May 8, 1925, suffered a stroke on April 26, 2011, and passed peacefully on May 15, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Arlie Ray (“Papa Ray”)’ son, Randall (Chris); granddaughter, Michelle Eastman (Stephen); great-granddaughters, Rebekah and Amanda Meeker; and great-grandsons, Sammy and Max Eastman. […]

William (Bill) J. Lutes

Oct. 3, 1940 — May 6, 2011 William (Bill) J. Lutes, 70, of Placerville, passed away May 6, 2011. He was a faithful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Sallie Gray-Lutes. He will be greatly missed by his son, Todd Lutes and his wife Dominique and their […]

LaVerna Westfall

Jan. 24, 1933 — May 11, 2011 LaVerna Westfall was born in Abilene, Kans., in 1933, and passed away in Placerville on May 11, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Rene Line of Placerville; her son, Brian Westfall of Fresno; and her three grandsons, Aaron Line, Devin Westfall and Donald Fletcher. She was preceded […]

Helen B. Grind

May 30, 19 20 — May 10, 2011 Helen Grind passed away peacefully at the home of her son Don and daughter-in-law Ginny in Placerville early Tuesday morning. She was born in Topeka, Kans., and moved to Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 16 where she met Robert Grind, her high school sweetheart, cherished husband […]

Mark C. Karakas

March 3, 1958 — May 1, 2011 Mark C. Karakas, of Grizzly Flat, Calif., born March 3, 1958, died May 1, 2011. Services will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at Grizzly Flat Community Church.

Susan Seaton

April 1, 1947 — April 30, 2011 Susan Seaton, resident of Lotus, Calif., born April 1, 1947, died April 30, 2011. A private service has been held at Green Valley Mortuary.

Kristen Dawn Williams Rodriguez

Dec. 10, 1984 — April 25, 2011 Kristen Dawn Williams Rodriguez, 26, of Georgetown, Calif., joined her mother Susan Williams and grandfather Warren Neidigh in Heaven on Monday, April 25, 2011. She was born on Dec. 10, 1984, in Auburn, Calif. She is survived by her three beautiful children, Eligh, 4, and twins Kayleigh and […]

Marjorie R. Louderback

Aug. 18, 1919 — May 6, 2011 Marjorie Louderback passed away peacefully in Camino, Calif., on May 6, 2011. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Gleason Louderback of Pollock Pines; daughter, Marilyn (Mike) Johnson of Pollock Pines; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Tony) Correa of Modesto, Calif., and Glenn Johnson of Campbell, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, […]

Nita C. King

Oct. 28, 1916 — April 22, 2011 Born Juanita Esther Clark in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 1916, to Kenneth G. and Isabel Clark, Nita King passed away Friday, April 22, 2011. She spent her early years in San Diego raising two children, working in the insurance industry and competing at a championship level in […]

Charles M. Darracott

March 25, 1922 — May 5 2011 Charles Morgan Darracott, Major, USMC Ret., a long time resident of Placerville, Calif., was born on March 25, 1922, in North Carolina to John Franklin and Minnie Lu Darracott. He passed on May 5, 2011, in Cameron Park. In between, Charlie lived a full and diverse life, leaving […]

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Joseph Elliot Hazen

Nov. 17, 1930 — May 2, 2011 Joseph Elliot Hazen was born Nov. 17, 1930, in San Francisco, Calif., and passed away peacefully in his Placerville home on May 2, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Eleanor Hazen; his three children, Marc, Michelle and Tony; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. […]

Robert Francis Erickson, DDS

July 31, 1929 — May 5, 2011 Robert Francis Erickson was born in Boston, Mass., on July 31, 1929. He married Ruth Skala from New York City in 1951. They met in nurses training  in 1949. Robert became a nurse anesthetist and later decided to move to Loma Linda, Calif., to attend dental school and […]

Jessie M. Hotz

March 26, 1917 — May 5, 2011 Jessie M. Hotz, resident of Estacada, Ore., born March 26, 1917, died May 5, 2011. Final placement will be held at a later date in Placerville.

Sharon McCoy

March 13, 1947 — May 7, 2011 Sharon Kay McCoy has gone from our earth bound home. Sharon was born March 13, 1947, and died on May 7, 2011. I can only speak of the grand adventure we shared for 28 years. Sharon and I journeyed from McCall, Idaho, to the last frontier of Alaska, […]

Karen Hanson Bye

Jan. 31, 1931 — Dec. 5, 2010 Karen Hanson Bye, resident of Camino, Calif., born Jan. 31, 1931, died Dec. 5, 2010. A remembrance celebration will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Shadow Ridge/Davies Family Inn, 3700 Fort Jim Road in Placerville, Calif.

Jean Buckley

April 27, 1934 — May 5, 2011 Jean Buckley was born on April 27, 1934, in Omaha, Nebr., passed away May 5, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She was preceded in death by her younger sister Judy Junkin and brother-in-law Ted Bullock. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, J.C. Buckley; daughters, Pam (Bill) DeForrest, […]

Connie Hunt

Oct. 13, 1950 – May 3, 2011 Connie Hunt, age 60, passed away in Placerville, Calif., in the late afternoon of May 3, 2011. She had courageously battled breast cancer for nearly 10 years. Connie was born on October 13, 1950, in Deadwood, S.D. She and her family moved to El Dorado County in 1956. […]

Edward Ernest Peter Jr.

1954 — April 29, 2011 Born 1954 in Trenton, N.J., Ed passed away April 29, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Asta Peter; sister-in-law, Diana Granger and nephew, Connor Granger of Placerville, Calif.; uncle, Joseph Peter (Julie) of Sicklerville, N.J.; cousins, Robert (Debbie), Joseph, Jr. and Karen Peter of New Jersey; […]

Orville Richard Jaynes

Aug. 11, 1918 — April 29, 2011 Orville Richard Jaynes of West Valley City, Utah, age 92, passed away on April 29, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Axtell, Utah, to Orville Sidney Jaynes and Violet Vivian Campbell Jaynes, the seventh of 11 children. He moved to Sacramento where he married the love of […]

Margaret C. Oates

July 8, 1922 — May 4, 2011 Margaret C. Oates of Diamond Springs passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She was born in Rosewood, Ky., on July 8, 1922, to Odis and Ethel (Cornette) Carver. On May 11, 1940, she married Lawrence G. Oates in Owensboro, Ky. Although she enjoyed church, gardening, sewing, bowling and […]

Margaret Bovard (Skinner) Ellison

March 23, 1911 — March 23, 2011 Margaret Bovard (Skinner) Ellison was born March 23, 1911, in Camarillo, Calif. After graduating from Fillmore High School in 1928, she attended UCLA for a year, then UC Berkeley, where she met her future husband Edwin Ellison while both were working at the UC Faculty Club. Majoring in math, […]

Elwin James (Mac) McKenney

June 26, 1921 — April 27, 2011 Elwin James (Mac) McKenney passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. He was two months shy of his 90th birthday. Mac was born at home in Oakland, Calif., on June 26, 1921. He attended Sacramento High School and Sacramento City College […]

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