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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 […]

Christopher Dale Garrett

April 2, 1965 – May 18, 2011 Chris Garrett was born in Placerville, attended grammar school in Pollock Pines and was a 1983 graduate of El Dorado High School. He graduated in 1991 from UC Davis with a math degree and teaching credential. He taught math at Ralph Waldow Emerson Jr. High in Davis, where […]

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Dorothy Florence Beyer

April 7, 1921 – May 10, 2011 Dorothy Florence Beyer was born on April 7, 1921, in Detroit, Mich. She passed away May 10, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by Donald, her loving husband of 65 years, and her three sons, David, Dennis (Doreen), and Donald (Karen). Raised in Detroit, Dorothy’s talent for […]

Margaret Faye Carver

July 10, 1926 — May 20, 2011 Margaret Faye Carver, born July 10, 1926, in Wheeler, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2011. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 63 years, Walter Lee Carver. They were both long-time residents of Placerville, Calif. She is survived by daughter, Glenda Fabbro […]

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 […]

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