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Virginia Mae Hill

May 21, 1923 — July 9, 2011 Virginia Hill, resident of Moraga, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2011, at the age of 88. A former administrator at Stanford University and long-time Palo Alto and Placerville resident, she was a much beloved sister to two, mother to three, grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to 25 […]

Scott Robert Baran

June 24, 1980 — July 8, 2011 Scott Robert Baran was born in South Lake Tahoe and lived some of his childhood in Camarillo, Calif., and the rest in the Placerville area. He loved camping, rafting, motorcycles and just having fun with his friends and family. He’s now in the arms of his angels and […]

Elliott Stephenson

Aug. 21, 1933 — June 17, 2011 Elliott Stephenson passed away June 17, 2011, at 5 p.m., with his children at his bedside after finally succumbing to his 15-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 77 years of age. He is survived by his children, Ted, Tod, Wendi, Jeff and Jamey; his four grandchildren; his […]

Michael Hooten

Oct. 11, 1961 — June 19, 2011 Michael Hooten died unexpectedly Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Diamond Springs, Calif. He was 49 years old. He was born on Oct. 11, 1961, in Oconto, Wisc., and grew up in Racine, Wisc. There will be private services held in Racine, Wisc., and Michael will be laid to […]

Lynn Donald Miller

July 22, 1943 — July 6, 2011 Lynn Donald Miller, born July 22, 1943, who asked to be known as a “sinner saved by grace,” went to be with his Lord, July 6, 2011. He was a construction specialist in plastering who was instrumental in building Gold Country Baptist Church. He enjoyed working outdoors, caring […]

William Alfred Letcher

May 30, 1917 — July 8, 2011 William Alfred Letcher was born May 30, 1917, in Grants Pass, Ore., and passed away at the age of 94 in Carmichael, Calif., on July 8, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, June; daughter, Christine Somach; sister, Mary Wallace; brother, Alfred Letcher; and four […]

Dr. Norman Headley

March 1, 1929 — June 30, 2011 Local resident, Dr. Norman Headley, 82, passed away suddenly on June 30, 2011, in El Dorado Hills, after a brief illness and surgery. He was born March 1, 1929, in Los Angeles, to Elroy Whitman Headley and Helena Fern Caswell. Norm served in the U.S. Army during the […]

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James (Jim, J.B.) Bullock Lavarias

Oct. 9, 1943 — June 28, 2011 Born on Oct. 9, 1943, to Alexander and Ollie Lavarias in Oakland, Calif., James (Jim, J.B.) Bullock Lavarias went to be with his Lord at the age of 68 at his home in Auburn, on June 28, 2011, with his loving wife Vera and family by his side […]

Heinke Maria Mehl

Feb. 27, 1932 — June 29, 2011 The Lord’s loving kindness indeed never ceases, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness! Our beloved mother’s new life in heaven began as her old one here ended: in the afternoon of June 29, 2011. She is now rejoicing in heaven […]

Larry Roscoe

Sept. 28, 1922 — June 6, 2011 Larry was born in McKee’s Rocks, Pa., to Michael and Dorothy Roscoe. He was Slavic and Hungarian. He attended Catholic schools until high school. Dreading to spend his life working in the steel mills, he came to California and attended Pepperdine and Compton Junior College, where he met […]

Beverly Bernice Eggert

Oct. 12, 1924 — July 5, 2011 Beverly Bernice Eggert of Placerville passed away at home on July 5, 2011, at age 86, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Turlock, Calif. She worked as a registered nurse for 59 years, completing her training at Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland under […]

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Albert George Herzig

June 6, 1930 — July 5, 2011 Albert George Herzig was born in Lotus, Calif., on June 6, 1930, and passed away July 5, 2011. He attended elementary school in the one-room school in Coloma. He walked 5 miles to school. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1948. He never missed a day […]

Carolyn Alice Doty

Oct. 3, 1935 — July 9, 2011 Carolyn Alice Doty was born Oct. 3, 1935, and passed away July 9, 2011. Call her Superwoman, a top class gal — Chanel baths, Estee Lauder, Coldwater Creek and Gucci. She was concerned, caring and loving throughout her life for her sons Bret and Bart Hughes, raising, tutoring — […]

Dylan Thomas Shafer

Oct. 2, 1997 – June 19, 2011 Dylan was born in Reno, Nev. on Oct. 2, 1997, passed away in Okmulgee, Okla. on June 19, 2011. Dylan was a typical teenager, with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a talented artist. He wanted to join the Marine Corps when he graduated from high school. […]

Mary Kathryn Sargentini

Sept. 7, 1940 — July 7, 2011 Mary Kathryn Sargentini passed away peacefully at her home in Pollock Pines on July 7, 2011. She was born in Tryon, Okla., on Sept. 7, 1940, and has lived in Pollock Pines for the last 28 years. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Renato “Reno” Sargentini […]

Beverly B. Eggert

Oct. 12, 1924 — July 5, 2011 Beverly B. Eggert, of Placerville, Calif., born Oct. 12, 1924, died July 5, 2011. A visitation will be held at Green Valley Mortuary, Green Valley and Bass Lake roads in Cameron Park, on Monday, July 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Burial will be private. A memorial service […]

Donald Warren Sly

March 1, 1938 — July 4, 2011 Donald Warren Sly of Placerville, Calif., died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his home from an 11-year bout with cancer. He was born on March 1, 1938, to John and Mabel Sly in Evansville, Ind. He spent most of his youth in Wayne, Mich., and graduated from Wayne […]

Aldo Joseph Tesi

April 11, 1930 — July 3, 2011 Aldo Joseph Tesi died peacefully at home on July 3, 2011, in Placerville, at the age of 81. He was born in San Francisco and was a long term resident of Daly City and San Mateo, Calif. He enjoyed a career with Tesi Drayage and Pen Bullet Express. […]

Robert Louis Myers

June 15, 1941 — July 3, 2011 Robert Louis Myers was born in Wewoka, Okla. He peacefully passed surrounded by loved ones on July 3, 2011, at Marshall Hospital. Bob is survived by his bride of 49 years, Linda; his son, Darren (Sally); daughter, Melinda; four grandchildren; loyal companion, Audrey; and dear friend, Richard Chisolm. […]

Jack Lloyd Villasenor

Jan. 13, 1929 — June 29, 2011 Jack Lloyd Villasenor was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2011, from cancer. He attended George Washington High School and UCLA. He loved all aspects of theatre: acting, singing and set building. He was CFO of Peninsula […]

Joyce Marie Kestell

April 2, 1926 — June 29, 2011 Joyce Marie Kestell was born April 2, 1926, in Ketchikan, Alaska, and passed away June 29, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She was a wonderful seamstress and sewed many of her own clothes as well as Raggedy Ann dolls. She also enjoyed gardening and, in her later years, drawing beautiful nature […]

Helen Dorothy Hough

Jan. 20, 1924 — July 1, 2011 Helen was born Jan. 20, 1924 and died July 1, 2011, at the age of 87. She was born in Olive, Cailf., and remained in California her entire life. Helen was the daughter of a Lutheran minister. Her father taught her to play organ and piano and she […]

Shirley Ann Mason

May 31, 1944 — July 1, 2011 Shirley Ann Mason passed peacefully at Marshall Hospital after a battle with lung cancer, while surrounded by many loved ones. She was a lifelong resident of El Dorado County, born in Sacramento and raised in Shingle Springs by her parents, James and Mildred Skelton. The third of five […]

Eileen Clancy

Sept. 13, 1929 — June 20, 2011 Eileen Clancy passed away June 20, 2011, at 9 p.m., with her brother at her bedside. She was 81 years of age. She was born in Los Angeles and was a member of the “Daughters of the California Pioneers” as a direct descendent of the Simpson family that […]

Roland Gary Fambrini

Jan. 17, 1942 — June 25, 2011 Gary Fambrini, of El Dorado, Calif., was greeted into the eternal arms of our Heavenly Father when he passed away at home with his beloved wife of 30 years Almeta (Al) Fambrini at his side. Gary was born in San Mateo and grew up in the Bay Area. […]

Leslie Leland Meyer

May 28, 1917 — May 17, 2011 Leslie Leland Meyer, born in Grizzly Flat, was the grandson of an El Dorado County pioneer family who built and first operated the Diamond Springs Hotel. He succumbed after a long struggle with cancer at his home, surrounded by family. Les served in the Army Air Corps during […]

Gerhard George Fast

April 17, 1924 — June 24, 2011 Gerhard George Fast was born in Kuban, Russia, on April 17, 1924. He emigrated with his parents and older sister to Mexico and then to British Columbia, Canada, where he was raised with his three brothers and six sisters. He attended Bible college and teacher’s college and spent […]

Timothy Edward Chapman

Oct. 25, 1970 — April 23, 2011 Timothy Edward Chapman, of Placerville, Calif., born Oct. 25, 1970, died April 23, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m., at 2301 Los Cerros Drive in Placerville, Calif.

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 […]

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