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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 […]

Dwayne Edward Randolph

Oct. 25, 1960 — April 23, 2011 Dwayne passed away unexpectedly at his home in Hawaii. He is survived by his daughter, Brittany; his sisters, Shari and Cindy; and his cousins, Kristy and Jennifer Smith. He was preceeded in death by his mother, Bonnie Eileen Washburn and his father, Noval Joseph Randolph. Dwayne was born […]

June Surprise Thiel

June 16, 1916 — April 30, 2011 June Surprise Thiel passed away at New West Haven residential living in Cameron Park on April 30, 2011, after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. She is survived by her three children, Pamela Renfro, Benjamin Thiel and Leland Thiel. She is also survived by five grand […]

Bernice Andre Petanovich

May 22, 1924 — April 27, 2011 Bernice (Bea) Petanovich was born in the town of Meeme, Wis., on May 22, 1924, and passed away at her home in Diamond Springs, Calif., on April 27, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Her faith in the […]

Frances Lorraine Broyles

Jan. 5, 1923 — April 25, 2011 Frances Lorraine Broyles, age 88, passed away on the morning of April 25, 2011, at her home in Orangevale, Calif., surrounded by her family. Her family and close friends spent Easter Sunday together, and she was able to convey her love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and […]

Betty Jo Stone-Beldner

Dec. 1, 1937 – April 25, 2011 Betty Jo Stone-Beldner passed away peacefully at Sutter Roseville Medical Center on Monday, April 25, 2011. Jo is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Sidney Beldner of Placerville; beloved children, Jaynie (Jack) Boren of Redlands, Calif., and Jeff (Kim) Stone of Placerville; sister, Maree (Del) Swann […]

Polly Jane Lepsik Walker

June 24, 1944 – April 27, 2011 Polly Jane Lepsik Walker died peacefully on April 27, 2011, at her home in Rescue, Calif., at the age of 66. She was born on June 24, 1944, in Youngstown, Ohio. She is survived by her caring and devoted husband, Darel L. Walker, Jr. She is also survived […]

L. Edward Shortes, M.D.

Nov. 9, 1921 — April 27, 2011 L. Edward Shortes, M.D., of Diamond Springs, Calif., born Nov. 9, 1921, died April 27, 2011. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif. Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com

Rosalie Eichman

Nov. 8, 1916 — April 23, 2011 Rosalie Eichman, of El Dorado, born Nov. 8, 1916, died April 23, 2011. A memorial will be held at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue on Monday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m.

William “Bill” Johnson

Nov. 11, 1958 — April 15, 2011 After a three year battle with cancer, Bill Johnson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Folsom. He was the loving husband of 20 years to Carol Johnson of Shingle Springs; beloved son of Leo Johnson; father of the late […]

Michael R. Blackman

July 6, 1945 — April 19, 2011 Michael R. Blackman was a husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He was a simple, quiet man, an old surfer dude, machinist and Navy veteran. He loved Harleys and classic cars and enjoyed camping and being at the ocean. Mike passed away on April 19, surrounded by his loved […]

John (Jack) Capek

March 6, 1930 — March 20, 2011 John (Jack) Capek, age 81, of Miles City, Mont., formerly of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011. He was born on March 6, 1930, in Cadot, Wis., to John and Ruth Capek. As a young man he enlisted and served in the Air Force. After […]

James Lee Patton

June 18, 1937 — April 21, 2011 James Lee Patton died at home of pancreatic cancer. He owned Patton’s Auto Body, the oldest body shop in Placerville, for over 30 years. Born in Fullerton, Calif., Jim lived in many parts of the state as his family moved around. He served in the Navy from 1954 […]

Peggy Boggus

June 17, 1927 — April 23, 2011 Peggy Albright Boggus was born in Lafayette, Ind., on June 17, 1927, and died in Placerville, Calif., on April 23, 2011. She was a Cadet Nurse during World War II and graduated as an RN on June 13, 1948. She married Robert Boggus on June 19, 1948 and […]

William J. Campau

Oct. 26, 1922 — April 19, 2011 William J.(Bill) Campau passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after an accident. He was born on Oct. 26, 1922, the last of six brothers and sisters. Bill was from Everett, Wash. He was a World War II Navy veteran who returned to school on the GI Bill, graduating […]

Bernice Laraine Barrow

April 14, 1927 — April 18, 2011 Bernice Laraine Barrow left her many earthly friends and beloved children on April 18, 2011, and joined her husband Ernie and relatives in eternity. She was born April 14, 1927, in Minnesota, moving during childhood to Long Beach, Calif., via Seattle, Wash., and lived in Southern California until […]

Robert Paul Clark

May 16, 1938 — April 5, 2011 Robert (Bob) Paul Clark, 72, passed away of natural causes in San Antonio, Texas, on April 5, 2011. He was the son of the late Tudy (Baer) Steele of Placerville and the late Robert L. Clark of Knights Landing, Calif. Bob is survived by his brother, Gary Clark […]

Henry Francis Gallagher

Dec. 13, 1938 — March 30, 2011 Henry Francis Gallagher, 72, of Elverta, Calif., passed away March 30, 2011. He was born Dec. 13, 1938, at the Placerville Sanatorium to Raymond and Genevieve Gallagher. He attended Cold Springs Grammar School and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1956. In 1969 he and his (now […]

Roberta Stevahn

May 24, 1920 — April 14, 2011 Roberta Stevahn passed away peacefully at Gold Country Nursing Home in Placerville, Calif., on April 14, 2011. She was 90 years old. She enjoyed Pollock Pines Community Church for many years. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, being a member of the Rock Hounds and spending time with […]

David O. Mielke

May 14, 1920 – April 1, 2011 David O. Mielke passed away early Sunday morning of April 10, 2011, in Alaska. David was born May 14, 1920, in Paynesville, Minn. He was a World War II veteran. On Jan. 20, 1954, he was married to Mary Estopy in Parsons, Kan. After their marriage they lived […]

Marjorie Olive Kass

Sept. 6, 1920 – April 3, 2011 Marjorie Kass, 90, passed away peacefully and with such elegance early Sunday morning at Gold Country Retirement Community Center in Placerville, Calif. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1920. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Susan Neidhardt, of Glendora, […]

Flora June Kirkness

Aug. 13, 1923 – April 10, 2011 Flora June Kirkness, born in Elk City, Okla., on Aug. 13, 1923, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, April 10, 2011. “June” has been a Placerville resident since 1962 and previous resident of Woodland, Calif. She retired from the U.S. Forest Service in Placerville in […]

Anton (Tony) Thomas Schubert

May 26, 1912 – April 5, 2011 Anton (Tony) Thomas Schubert, born May 26, 1912, in Chicago, Ill., to Anton and Barbara Schubert died April 5, 2011, at almost 99 years of age in Concord, N.H. He was being cared for by his daughter, Donna, and hospice following a short illness. Tony married Sylvia Muriel […]

Lila W. Pierce

March 6, 1928 — April 6, 2011 Lila W. Pierce, 83, of Garden Valley, Calif., passed away on April 6, 2011. She was born March 6, 1928, in Hanford, Calif., to Joseph C. Goodner and Margaret Cronkhite Goodner.  She lived in El Dorado County most of her life. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from […]

Roland Claire (Shorty) Hanson

September 1929 — April 11, 2011 Roland Claire (Shorty) Hanson was born in Iowa and spent most of his growing up years in Beresford, S.D. He moved to Richmod, Calif., and worked for Pac Bell. He came to El Dorado County and retired from Pac Bell in 1986. He worked at Poor Red’s until 1990. […]

Oscar J. Meyer

March 30, 1919 – April 11, 2011 Oscar J. Meyer was born March 30, 1919, in Plymouth, Calif. He passed away April 11, 2011, at home in Placerville surrounded by his family. Oscar was preceded in death by his brothers, Francis, Fred, and Henry; sister, Pearl Goings; and son, Mark. Oscar is survived by his […]

Austin J. Miller

Oct. 23, 1989 – April 9, 2011 Austin J. Miller, born Oct. 23, 1989, passed away April 9, 2011. A graduate of Ponderosa High School in 2008, Austin proceeded to extend his education attending a year of college with a focus in Art/Graphic Design and Construction Management. Austin then moved to San Diego where he […]

Hans Joachim Mayerhofer

1937 – 2011 Hans Joachim Mayerhofer was born in 1937 to Jakob and Franziska (Ittstein) Mayerhofer in Stuttgart, Germany.  He was 17 years old when he and his mother immigrated to the United States following the death of his father.  They settled in Carroll, Iowa, where his sister, Franziska, had gone with her new husband […]

Jon “Chooch” Sanchez

May 10, 1967 – April 5, 2011 Jon “Chooch” Sanchez was born in Modesto, Calif., but spent the majority of his life in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was gentle, kind and a most loving husband, father, brother and son. He is survived by his wife, Laura; children, Michael and Autumn; parents, Arnold and Sherry Sanchez […]

John A. Gwynn

Sept. 5, 1910 – March 17, 2011 John A. Gwynn, 100, of Shingle Springs, Calif., born Sept. 5, 1910, in Eddington, Pa., passed away March 17, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Gwynn. John was a graduate of Penn State where he was a lacrosse goalie and skier. […]

Rose Marie Sartin (Waterbury)

Jan. 6, 1934 – April 4, 2011 Surrounded by her family in Camino, Calif., Rose Marie Sartin (Waterbury) left this world April 4, 2011, to be with her beloved Lord and Savior. She was born in Redfern, S.D., on Jan. 6, 1934. She moved to Las Cruces, N.M., where she met and married D’Wayne Sartin […]

Lee Washburn

Dec. 21, 1930 – April 5, 2011 Lee Washburn was born in Hansen, Idaho, on Dec. 21, 1930, and left this world on April 5, 2011. He was a railroad and rapid transit professional with over 45 years of experience. For the first half of his career he was a locomotive engineer, trainmaster, and road […]

Henry J. Morris

May 8, 1926 – April 2, 2011 Henry J. Morris, the beloved husband of Bonnie for 60 years, passed away April 2, 2011. Born May 8, 1926, he was the loving father of Jerry, Cindy and husband Chuck, Chris and wife Elaine; grandfather of Leslie, Stacy, Lonna, Kirsten, Kelsey, Corey and Brittany; and brother of […]

Douglas Mitchell Biggs

March 8, 1954 — Feb. 23, 2011 Born in Lynwood, Calif., Douglas went to the Lord surrounded by family. He was a dear husband to Kathleen Hallisey Biggs; loving father to Gregory Biggs and Christina (Erik) Uhren; and Papa to Elizabeth Uhren. He is survived by his siblings Finus (Linda) Maney and Ellen Roath and […]

Wilda Rodgers

Sept. 10, 1921 — April 3, 2011 Wilda Rodgers, 89, passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Sunday, April 3, 2011. She was the wife of the late Ralph W. Rodgers (1974); loving mother of Ralph “Bill” Rodgers of Placerville; and grandmother of Bill (Katie) Rodgers of Folsom, Jon Rodgers of Placerville, Kristine (Peter) Walz of Santa […]

Michael Thomas Owens

May 30, 1951 — March 14, 2011 Michael was born on May 30, 1951, in Lynn, Mass., and passed away peacefully at his home in Camino on March 14, 2011, with his family present. He was 59 years old at the time of death and is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Donna […]

Mary R. Meyer

Dec. 10, 1918 — March 31, 2011 Mary R. Meyer, of Placerville, Calif., passed away March 31, 2011, at the age of 92. She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Spring Valley, Ill., where she lived until she married the love of her life, Gale Meyer. They moved to LaSalle, Ill., where Gale co-owned Thermal […]

Helen Jeanette Mock

Jan. 16, 1924 — March 30, 2011 Helen Jeanette Mock, 87, of Placerville, Calif., was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Sabinal, Texas, and passed away March 30, 2011, at Gold Country Health Center in Placerville, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ruby Murrell; her husband of 53 years, Donald C. […]

Jeanie Marie Carson

Feb. 24, 1943 — March 25, 2011 Jeanie Marie Carson was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Yosemite National Park and passed away March 25, 2011, in Folsom, Calif. She is survived by her life companion, Dave Dunstan; daughter, Janice Sampson; grandchildren, Dayle and Tanner of Alberta, Canada; and siblings, Karrol Montgomery and Homer and Kit […]

Edna “Eddie” Vivian

Dec. 6, 1920 — March 18, 2011 On March 18, 2011, Edna “Eddie” Vivian passed away at the age of 90 in Fresno, Calif. She was born in Dunsmuir, Calif., on Dec. 6, 1920, to parents Ernest and Ivy Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Douglas Vivian; first husband, […]

Scott David Harper

August 13, 1962 — April 1, 2011 On Friday April 1, we lost a great man with a giant heart when Scott David Harper left us to enter into his Mother’s waiting and open arms. The world has rarely known a man with as much love and heart as Scott. For the many who were blessed […]

John V. Cosley

April 16, 1918 — March 29, 2011 John “Jack” V. Cosley was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Jaques Cosley; four children, Carol Cosley Dayley (James) of Placerville, John V. Cosley III (Melodye) of El Dorado Hills, Robert Cosley (Kathleen) of El Dorado Hills and Sandra Cosley […]

Rebecca S. Evans

June 2, 1950 — March 28, 2011 Beloved wife, mother and grandma, Rebecca S. Evans, 60, was born June 2, 1950, in Kentucky and passed away March 28, 2011, at her home in Placerville. She was married to Ronnie Evans for 39 years. She was mother to Rebecca Endicott, Kimberly Lee and Richy Ricks; grandmother […]

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