Raymond Walter Halvorson

Jan. 14, 1931 – Sept. 4, 2014 Raymond Walter Halvorson passed into the arms of the Lord, with his wife and family by his side at his home in Placerville California.Raymond was born in Fosston Minnesota to Raymond and Ingella Halvorson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sara and three daughters, Sarina (Randy) Mead, Angela (Tom) […]

Joshua M. Deguara

April 7, 1977 — Aug. 15, 2014 Joshua M. Deguara passed away in a Minnesota hospital with his father by his side. He was born in San Mateo County to parents Reno and Jane. His family moved to El Dorado County in March 1978. His mom, Jane, passed away from cancer when he was 11. […]

Robert Wallace Gillett

July 29, 1929 — Sept. 5, 2014 Robert W. “Bob” Gillett passed away peacefully at home in Placerville, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the age of 85. He was born in Placerville and lived his entire life here. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Fern Gillett; his brother, Jim […]

Michael “Mike” Foley

Feb. 26, 1939 — Sept. 2, 2014 On Sept. 2, 2014, we unexpectedly lost our beloved Michael “Mike” Foley, 75, of Pollock Pines, Calif. He is survived by his loving wife, Simone Foley of Pollock Pines; and his three children, Shawna Foley of Jackson, Calif., Eva Foley of Escalon, Calif., and Chuck Foley of Kelseyville, […]

Marilyn K. Brown funeral notice

June 23, 1946 — Aug. 15, 2014 Marilyn K. Brown, of Pollock Pines, Calif., born June 23, 1946, died Aug. 15, 2014. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif.

Richard “Tricky Dick” D. Skaggs

July 7, 1937 — Aug. 21, 2014 Richard D.Skaggs, known affectionately by his family and friends as “Tricky Dick,” age 77, died Aug. 21, 2014, with his family by his side. No memorial service will be held at his request. He was born July 7, 1937, in Bethesda, Ohio. He eventually moved and raised his […]

Irene Marie Sanchez (Showalter)

Feb. 19, 1951 — Sept. 1, 2014 Life’s journey ended on Sept. 1, 2014 for Irene Marie Sanchez (Showalter) of Placerville, Calif. Born Feb. 19, 1951, and raised in Long Beach, Calif., she attended Woodrow Wilson High School. She moved with her family to the Placerville area of El Dorado County in 1990. In March of that […]

Virginia Mae Townsend

May 3, 1925 – Aug. 29, 2014 Virginia passed away peacefully Friday morning with loving family by her side. Born to James and Mary Casey, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Townsend; and son, Roger. She is survived by grandchildren, Sarah Townsend-Moulay, James Townsend and Diane Simshauser; great-grandchildren, Mallory, Mason and Marik […]

Lawrence Peterson

March 1. 1926 — Aug. 29, 2014 Larry Peterson passed away peacefully at home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Michael Peterson; his daughter, Jeanne Guerrero; his four cats; and his partner, Ann Phillips. He was an airplane mechanic for the 20th Army/Air Force group. He loved […]

Aaron Robert Smith

July 3, 1973 — Aug. 18, 2014. Aaron Smith passed away at home in Placerville, Calif., on Aug. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeremy Michael Smith. He is survived by his parents, Dan and Susan Marie Smith; his grampa, Romaine Dudley; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Aaron was born […]

Kathleen Ann Wilkes

July 26, 1920 – Aug. 26, 2014 Kathleen “Kay” Ann Wilkes passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Au. 26, 2014, after bravely fighting a serious illness. She was the third of six daughters born to John and Mary Donnelly of Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, John […]

Donald E. Doyle

April 26, 1934 — Aug. 22, 2014 Donald Doyle was born April 26, 1934, in San Francisco, Calif., at the Children’s Hospital. He had his family by his side when he passed away on Aug. 22, 2014. He is survived by his two sons, Ray and Jeff; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was a […]

Wilma Martin Klein

June 5, 1925 — Aug. 20, 2014 Wilma Martin Klein, 89, left us peacefully on Aug. 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Klein; and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Ann Klein. Born in Oklahoma, her family ultimately settled in Southern California until she moved in 1978 to Cameron Park, Calif., where […]

Gertrude “Dede” Elaine Wilkinson

April 19, 1925 — Aug. 21, 2014 Our angel Gertrude “Dede” Elaine Wilkinson (nee Bibber) joined the heavens on Aug. 21, 2014. She was the most kind, compassionate and loving wife, mother, sister and friend on Earth. Her beautiful spirit will be with us always. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wesley […]

Rodney H. Johnson

Feb. 11, 1929 — Aug. 24, 2014 Rodney H. Johnson, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Aug. 24, 2014. He was born in Duluth, Minn., on Feb. 11, 1929, to Hilding and Sigrid Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann; his daughter, […]

Peggy L. King

Nov. 9, 1950 — Aug. 24, 2014 Peggy King went to the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was born in Richmond, Ind., on Nov. 9, 1950. She is survived by her father, Donald; husband, Tom; daughters, Keri King and Kelly (Jason) Walls; grandson, Connor Seymour; brother, David (Susan) Hinds; and […]

Donna Lou Hyatt-Ott

Jan. 25, 1924 — Aug. 19, 2014 Donna Lou Hyatt-Ott passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2014, in Placerville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lester H. Hyatt and George Ott. She was the loving mother of Judith (late Jerry) Gracia, Larry (Jane) Hyatt and Harold (Judy) Hyatt; and beloved grandmother of Jimmy, […]

Anne Jensen Gosché-Borde

June 13, 1920 — Aug. 20, 2014 Anne Jensen Gosché-Borde was born Anne Jensen on June 13, 1920, in Omaha, Neb. She passed away on Aug. 20, 2014, at her home in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Harry J. Borde; her son, George K. Gosché III, and her sister, […]

Abraham Durham funeral notice

Aug. 28, 1948 — July 29, 2014 Abraham Durham, of Diamond Springs, Calif., born Aug. 28, 1948, died July 29, 2014. A service will be held Friday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Church in Placerville.

Marilyn K. Brown death notice

June 23, 1946 — Aug. 15, 2014 Marilyn K. Brown, of Pollock Pines, Calif., born June 23, 1946, died Aug. 15, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel. Call 541-267-3131 for details.

Ruby M. (Elvers) Buck funeral notice

Nov. 3, 1939 — Aug 18, 2014 Ruby M. (Elvers) Buck, born Nov. 3, 1939, died Aug. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., at the Foothills United Methodist Church in Rescue, Calif.

Dennis Jack Fike

Oct. 12, 1944 — Aug. 15, 2014 Dennis Jack Fike, age 69, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Martha Fike of San Leandro, Calif. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Camille Fike of Somerset, Calif.; their two sons; […]

Cecil W. Jones

July 2, 1917 — Aug. 14, 2014 Cecil Jones of Garden Valley, Calif., passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Western Slope Health Center in Placerville, Calif. He was born in Menan, Idaho, the eldest of nine children. He knew he didn’t want to pick spuds for a living and began his rodeo career at […]

James John Hutchinson

April 22, 1931 — Aug. 17, 2014 Jim Hutchinson passed away peacefully surrounded by his extended family and friends on Aug. 17, 2014. A 25-year resident of Mt. Aukum, he was born and grew up in Sacramento. He attended Sacramento High and graduated from Sacramento City College, where he later taught math. He apprenticed at […]

Frank Bridges Jr.

Jan. 15, 1924 — Aug. 14, 2014 Frank Bridges Jr., born Jan. 15, 1924, passed away peacefully Aug. 14, 2014. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” for the last 69-and-a-half years. Born in North Miami, Oklahoma to Frank and Rachel Bridges, he was the loving father of Frank (Marie), Loretta and Daniel; loving […]

Darlene Knowles

May 11, 1941 — July 25, 2014 Darlene Knowles was born on May 11, 1941, in Torrance, Calif. She passed in her sleep in Diamond Springs, Calif., on July 25, 2014. Darlene married in 1963 and had three children: John, Angela and Michele. In 1984 she graduated from Los Angeles Chiropractic College. After practicing a […]

Amber Sakura (Azalove) Wheeler

Jan. 29, 1975 — Aug. 8, 2014 Amber was born Jan. 29, 1975. She was the beautiful daughter of Joseph and Rachel Wheeler. She is survived by her son, Armane. She was loved by many. On Aug. 8, 2014, she was freed of her pain caused by ovarian cancer. There will not be a service […]

Louise Ann “Tyke” Cody

Dec. 7, 1937 — Aug. 12, 2014 Tyke Cody, 76, was born on Dec. 7, 1937, to John Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth (Mayo) Swoboda in Antigo, Wisc. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. She graduated from elementary school in Sutter Creek and El Dorado High School in Placerville. She was happily married […]

Douglas “Doug” Howard

Jan. 4, 1926 — Aug. 5, 2014 Doug L. Howard, 88, of Kissee Mills, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Kissee Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be at 2 p.m., on […]

William “Bill” Santos

Feb. 26, 1926 – Aug. 10, 2014 On the afternoon of Aug. 10, 2014 William (Bill) Santos passed away at his home after enjoying his life with a grateful family, cherished friends and the enjoyment of many adventures he created. Bill was 88 years old, born on Feb. 26, 1926. He was preceded in his […]

Barbara Ellen Pratt

Aug. 18, 1938 — April 14, 2013 Barbara Ellen Pratt was a mother, sister, daughter, wife and accomplished horsewoman who met life with a courageous spirit of adventure and relentless determination. Her many challenges and tragedies served to temper an understanding and wisdom cherished and sought by friends who loved how she could light up a room […]

Bernice Bolte Michelsen funeral notice

Feb. 21, 1918 — Aug. 13, 2014 Bernice Bolte Michelsen, a 40-year resident of Placerville, Calif., born Feb. 21, 1918, died Aug. 13, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. (visitation 12 to 2) at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville.

James J. Hale

September 10, 1920  –  August 10, 2014 James J. Hale was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio, graduating from Lehman High School. He was in the Army Signal Corp. during WWII, transported to Belgium in a glider after DDay. After the war Jim graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffon, Ohio. His first […]

Dana Michael Christiansen

October 24, 1970 – August 8, 2014 Dana Christiansen, 43, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away on August 8, 2014. A resident of El Dorado County, he was born in Long Beach, California, and is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susen; his daughter, Kamryn; his two sons, Merek and Bryce; […]

John Charles Wicks

Nov. 2, 1949 — Aug. 5, 2014 John Charles Wicks was called home to our father in heaven on the evening of Aug. 5, 2014, at the youthful age of 64. He was an avid lover of the outdoors and fishing. He enjoyed making all he met smile and had a wonderful heart. John is […]

Sarah Jo Grice

1924 — 2014 Former longtime resident of the Placerville, Calif., area, Sarah Jo Grice, while living in Franklin, N.C., passed away on August 3, 2014, at the age of 89. Born in Texas, she was the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Beulah Hicks Thompson. She was married to Roy “Mac” Grice, who preceded her […]

Robert C. “Bob” Tribbett

Oct. 9, 1917 — Aug. 7, 2014 Robert C. “Bob” Tribbett died Aug. 7, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., at age 96. He was the son of Wiley and Ivy Tribbett and born on his father’s farm in Sugar Creek Township near Darlington, Ind. After his high school graduation, he worked in Chicago, then came to […]

Clyde Lynn Bennett

Aug. 20, 1947 – July 29, 2014 Clyde Lynn Bennett passed away at his Pollock Pines home on July 29, 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer. Clyde was born in Tennessee on August 20, 1947 and moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. After a long and well-regarded career as […]

Marguerite Louise Hull

Dec. 6, 1974 – Aug. 7, 2014 Marguerite Louise Hull, of Placerville, born December 6, 1917 died August 7. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 16 at Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 1386 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA.

Dorothy Louise Overmier

1918 – 2014  Dorothy Overmier, was born in Michigan and passed away in Placerville, CA. Dorothy spent 40 years as an educator and was a lifelong talented artist in a variety of media. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Kay Test of Florida and Pam Gonzalve of Placerville, CA and numerous grandchildren. She was preceded […]

Robert Ted Douillard

Sept. 5, 1941 – July 31, 2014 Robert Ted Douillard, 72, passed away July 31, 2014, at his Placerville home with his family by his side. Bob, or “Butch,” was born September 5, 1941 in Inglewood, Calif. to the late Theodore E. and Minnie C. Douillard. He graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood in […]

Danny Jay Gwinnup

Oct. 27, 1939 — Aug. 1, 2014 Danny Jay Gwinnup was born Oct. 27, 1939, in San Andreas, Calif., and passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 1, 2014. He attended Stockton College before beginning a career at Aerojet and also worked as a timber faller. He served in the National Guard and the Reserves. […]

Timothy Vern Mason funeral notice

May 24, 1956 — July 10, 2014 Timothy Vern Mason, of Placerville, Calif., born May 24, 1956, died July 10, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Federated Church on Thompson Way in Placerville.

Clara Johanna Scarrow

April 1, 1930 — Aug. 4, 2014 Clara, better known as “Meity,” passed away Aug. 4, 2014, at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif. She was born April 1, 1930, in Yreka, Calif., to Joe and Olga Arnold. Meity grew up in Grenada and graduated from Yreka High School in 1948. She and her husband, Arnold […]

Samuel Paul Ewing

Mach 29, 1927 — July 23, 2014 Paul Ewing was born March 29, 1927, in Smithfield, Utah, to Matt and Frances Ewing, and passed away in Placerville, Calif., on July 23, 2014. His family moved to Placerville in 1937. He graduated from El Dorado High School with the class of 1945 but left school early, […]