Billy Jack Roberts

April 1, 1954 — May 7, 2014 Billy was born April 1, 1954, in Placerville, Calif. He left this earth on May 7, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. He attended Ponderosa High School. He loved sports and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan. He got to travel the country a lot with his parents. He even […]

Bruce Bodlak funeral notice

Oct. 23, 1934 — April 29, 2014 Bruce Bodlak, born Oct. 23, 1934, died April 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held on May 17, at 4 p.m., at First Covenant Church, 10933 Progress Court in Rancho Cordova. Online condolences may be posted at

Michael David Lord

Dec. 5, 1963 — May 6, 2014 On May 6, 2014, Michael David Lord went home to be with Jesus. Mike loved life, his family and his friends. His two children, Ashley Banks and Nick Lord, were near and dear to his heart. He also adored his grandsons, Joshua and Colton Banks. In addition to his […]

Leland James Goularte

Dec. 9, 1920 — April 29, 2014 Leland Goularte was born Dec. 9, 1920, in Warm Springs, Calif., to Jack and Adelade Goularte, and passed away peacefully on April 29, 2014, in Placerville, Calif. He was one of 15 children and a highly decorated World War II veteran. After a 30-year career at NASA, he […]

Matthew Wayne Oulicky

Sept. 23, 1973 – May 5, 2014 Matt passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side after a short illness. Matt was a skilled roofer and always enjoyed the outdoors. He also was an avid pool player and enjoyed socializing with all his friends at the Coloma Club. He was proceeded in […]

Jeffrey Hickenbottom

Sept. 16, 1953 — April 25, 2014 Jeffrey “Bald Eagle” Hickenbottom returned home to the Father on April 25, 2014. Many will miss his big heart and passionate life style. This list includes his greatest prides and joys, his daughters, Sara (20) and Jessica (17); his mother, Margret; his brothers, Barry and Keith; and his […]

Eleanor Hope (Peterson) Tombs

Sept. 22, 1927 — April 28, 2014 Eleanor Hope (Peterson) Tombs, 86, an El Dorado County resident for 50 years, died April 28, 2014. She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Placerville, and lived in Sacramento County for the past 16 years. Mrs. Tombs died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was preceded in death by […]

Dennis Michael Bist

Aug. 27, 1949 — April 11, 2014 Dennis Michael Bist, age 64, passed away on April 11, 2014, at Sutter Medical Roseville, of cardio pulmonary arrest and pneumonia. He was the fourth oldest of 12 siblings. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Sr.; mother, Patricia; and brother, Robert Bist Jr. of Garden […]

Virginia Weeks Crespo

July 25, 1951 — April 26, 2014 Join us in a celebration and remembrance of Virginia’s life on June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville, Calif. RSVP to Dave Crespo at or 916-718-4450 (text/voice). Virginia Weeks Crespo passed away peacefully at her home of 28 years in Rescue, […]

Patrick James Akers

March 16, 1984 — April 30, 2014 Patrick James Akers was born March 16, 1984, in Fullerton, Calif. He was called to heaven on April 30, 2014. He leaves behind his wife, Amy; parents, Brian and Bobbi Akers; brother, Daniel Akers (Rachel); two sisters, Elizabeth Bowling (Jeremy) and Megan Bowling; two nephews, Denver Akers and […]

Bruce Bodlak

Oct. 23, 1934 — April 29, 2014 Bruce Bodlak, born Oct. 23, 1934, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, JoAnn; children, Linda (Gernon) Brown and Bruce (Lisa) Bodlak Jr.; grandchildren, Christina (Kody) Shirk and Ryan Bodlak and their […]

Ronald James Parker

Feb. 26, 1943 — April 5, 2014 Ronald James Parker, a Placerville resident since 1975, passed away peacefully in his home with his close family by his side on April 5, 2014. He was born on Feb. 26, 1943, to Bayard and Edith Parker in Oakland, Calif., and raised in San Leandro, where he graduated […]

Susan Kathleen Foster funeral notice

May 11, 1953 — April 14, 2014 Susan Kathleen Foster, of Placerville, born May 11, 1953, died April 14, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan K. […]

Bernice May Bottorff

May 31, 1929 — April 15, 2014 Bernice May Bottorff, affectionately known as “Bea,” died on April 15, 2014, at Manor Care in Citrus Heights, under hospice care. She was 84. Bea was greatly loved by her family and friends. She was a genteel, lovely lady who was kind to everyone. But that was not […]

Jeanine Rae Henderson-Hodges

Dec. 28, 1948 — April 20, 2014 Jeanine Rae Henderson-Hodges, 65, of Garden Valley, Calif., passed away on April 20, 2014. She was born in Eureka, Calif. Jeanine graduated from El Dorado High School, Humboldt State University (bachelor’s degree) and CSU, Sacramento (master’s degree). She married Steve “Hawkeye” Hodges on June 12, 1971. Jeanine was […]

Thomas David Ewing

March 22, 1955 — April 11, 2014 Thomas David Ewing, 59, of Garden Valley, Calif., lost his battle with cancer on April 11, 2014. His girlies, crossword puzzles, any day on the river, his “chickie,” his Lil Hoss and Sono, carabiners, Birkenstocks, being surrounded by his family, brownies, hot tamales, camping trips and easy laughter are […]

John Lawrence Olson

June 17, 1924 — April 20, 2014 John L. Olson passed away in Placerville, Calif., on April 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary 14 months ago. He was the loving step-father of Dan and Don Corder and David (Patty) Corder; brother of Dorothy West, the late […]

Jack O’Camb

1937 — April 19, 2014 El Dorado County just became a bit less funny when Jack O’Camb succumbed to a brief battle with pneumonia on Saturday night, April 19, 2014, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1937 in Covina, Calif., to parents John and Marie, and had one older sister, Joan. In […]

Wesley M. Nyquist

Oct. 28, 1930 — April 11, 2014 Wesley M. Nyquist moved to California in 1945 from Rockford, Ill., and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1948. Wes served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1953. Upon serving his term he was honorably discharged in October 1953. In November 1953 he married his sweetheart, Mary Ann Clifford. […]

Frances Estelle Gilluly Fraulob

March 11, 1917 — April 18, 2014 After a full life of joy, challenge and adventure, Frances Estelle Gilluly Fraulob fell asleep in death in her 98th year of life on April 18, 2014, in her own bed in her own home. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold Joseph Fraulob; her […]

Dorothy L. Irvin

March 2, 1924 — April 7, 2014 Dorothy Irvin, a Placerville area resident since 1976, celebrated her 90th birthday with a large gathering of family and friends, then passed away peacefully just a month later. She was born in Superior, Wisc., to the late Oscar Josiah and Elizabeth Martin. She attended Drake University on a […]

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

April 1, 1931 — April 19, 2014 Bobby “Bob” Lloyd Bridges was born April 1, 1931, in Polk County, Mo. He was a lifelong educator and a resident of El Dorado County for more than 46 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman who loved fishing with his grandson, Christopher. Known for […]

Harry Frank Harper

Oct. 9, 1937 — April 16, 2014 Harry Harper was born in Nevada City, Calif., to Russ and Jessie Harper on Oct. 9, 1937. He passed away April 16, 2014, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, with his family by his side. He was one of nine children. The family moved to Fair Oaks, where Harry […]

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

Feb. 21, 1930 — March 29, 2014 Marion “Wayne” Griswold was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Tabler, Okla., the son of Claud and Francis Griswold. He passed on March 29, 2014, at the age of 84. He lived in Placerville area for 35 years and owned M.W. Griswold Trucking Inc. He was a generous man, […]

Dianne Johnson

Nov. 7, 1950 — March 5, 2014 Dianne Johnson passed away at the young age of 63 from lung cancer. She was instrumental in assisting many people to make positive changes in their lives. She was a drug and alcohol counselor at Progress House Inc., for 12 years, during which time she obtained her associate’s degree. […]

Michael R. Sponsler

Feb. 19, 1948 — March 15, 2014 Michael R. Sponsler, age 66, succumbed to his battle with weakened lungs due to prior lung cancer. He passed peacefully at Marshall Hospital in Placerville surrounded by his family on March 15, 2014. Michael and wife Stephanie were former residents of Placer County until moving to Placerville in […]

Daniel Bish Sr. funeral notice

March 28, 1955 — April 9, 2014 Daniel Bish Sr., of Placerville, born March 28, 1955, died April 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m., at Jenkins Lake.

Arthur W. Cornell

April 15, 1929 — April 14, 2014 Arthur W. Cornell of Cameron Park, born April 15, 1929, died April 14, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 19, at 12 p.m., at the Cameron Park Mobile Home Estates club house, 2681 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, Calif.

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

June 12, 1944 — April 6, 2014 Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr., born June 12, 1944, died April 6, 2014. A celebration of Bud’s life will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Interment will follow at Westwood Hills […]

Roy Cluness Chaix

Dec. 18, 1916 — April 9, 2014 Roy Cluness Chaix, born Dec. 18, 1916, in Placerville, Calif., a descendant of an El Dorado County, Calif., pioneer family, died in Sacramento, Calif., on April 9, 2014, at 97 years of age. Roy was a longtime resident of the Sacramento Delta, living in Rio Vista, Grand Island […]

Frederick Wilbur Heymann

March 17, 1918 — April 14, 2014 Frederick Wilbur Heymann, 96, a 23-year resident of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away peacefully in his home on April 14, 2014. He was born and raised in Burns, Kansas, on March 17, 1918, the youngest of eight children. Fred served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army […]

Ronald Russell Rohrer

Sept. 12, 1948 — April 7, 2014 Ronald Russell Rohrer was born Sept. 12, 1948, and passed away April 7, 2014, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Placerville, spending most of his life there. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Rohrer; mother, Katherine Rohrer; and brother, […]

Mike Clyde Parkerson

March 17, 1927 — April 6, 2014 Mike Clyde Parkerson was born on March 15, 1927, in Taylor County, Texas, to Marvin and Ada Parkerson. The youngest of five, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marvelene Allen, Ruth Martin and Judy Bowen; and one brother, Elmo Parkerson. He is survived by his loving […]

James Allen Bartolo

March 26, 1933 — April 6, 2014 James A. Bartolo passed away peacefully at Eskaton Village in Placerville, surrounded by his family, on April 6, 2014. Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Jo. He was the loving father of Nonie Jo (Doug) Grounds, James (Tammy) Bartolo, Jr. and Jeff (Leanne) Bartolo; brother […]

William R. Kennedy

1923 — 2014 William “Bill” Kennedy passed peacefully in his sleep on March 25, 2014. He was 90. He was a 60-year resident of El Dorado County, raising his family for 40 years in the Kyburz area and then 20 wonderful years retired in South Lake Tahoe. He was a lifelong member of the Knights […]

William “Bill” F. Rebholtz Jr.

Feb. 11, 1938 — March 18, 2014 William F. Rebholtz Jr. was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Lodi, Calif., to William and Opal, and passed away March 18, 2014, following a single car accident in Georgetown, Calif. Bill retired from AT&T, though never actually truly retiring since he continued working at home for his wife, […]

Eugene “Geno” D. Hight

Sept. 1, 1950 — April 4, 2014 Eugene “Geno” D. Hight was born on Sept. 1, 1950. He lost his long battle with cancer on April 4, 2014, surrounded by family. He leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Joanne A. Hodgkin-Hight; his brothers, Roger C. Hight and Bowden C. Hight of Austin, Texas; his […]

Mattie Belle (Ferderer) Tietz

Oct. 25, 1922 — April 3, 2014 Mattie Belle passed away in her sleep April 3, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born in Crandall, Ga., moving to California in 1936 with her mother, father, sisters and brother. She worked for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System for 27 years as an accountant, retiring […]

Sherry (Wigton) Applegate

Oct. 16, 1942 — April 1, 2014 Sherry “Life of the Party” Applegate passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014. She was raised in Fair Oaks, Calif., attended John Holst Grade School and graduated from El Camino High School in 1960. She worked enthusiastically for Bank of America for 25 years and was an active […]

Mary J. Brown

1938 — 2014 Mary J. Brown, known to most as Jeanette, was a devoted wife, loving mother and great friend. She passed away March 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the youngest of five children to Mildred and William in Darlington, Wisc. She married George M. Brown in 1965. Together they shared their […]

Kandy “Kandy Land” Terrell

Dec. 1, 1956 — Feb. 20, 2014 Kandy “Kandy Land” Terrell was born on Dec. 1, 1956, to Larry and Ardy Haack in San Jose, Calif. Her passion in life was fishing and spending time with her family. She had an uncanny sense of humor and loved living the country life. She passed away on […]

Mildred Izora Ruscigno

Jan. 14, 1924 — March 31, 2014 Mildred Izora Ruscigno passed away at her lovely home in Placerville, Calif., on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the age of 90. Both her son, Lloyd Pearson, and her daughter, Connie Parker, and their families were with her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Ruscigno. […]

Evelyn Mae Schmeller

July 23, 1915 — March 27, 2014 Evelyn Mae Schmeller, longtime resident of Placerville, passed away peacefully at the Pines of Placerville. She was a loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many. She was an amazing lady. A celebration of life will be held June 14, at […]

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

June 12, 1944 — April 6, 2014 Bud Kraus passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 6, 2014. He leaves behind his beloved partner and wife of 28 years, Dee Ann Kraus. He was the loving father of Wendi (John) Farrington, Dave (Annene) Kraus, Jodi (Al) DelRe, Jennifer (Mike) King, Jason (Laura) Hancock […]