John D. Burns

May 28, 1951 — June 20, 2014 John Daniel Burns, 63 years old, of Placerville, Calif., was born May 28, 1951. He passed away peacefully on June 20, 2014, following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family and faithful canine companion, Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 33 […]

Arthur Blair Cate

Aug. 11, 1927 — June 19, 2014 Arthur Blair Cate was born on Aug. 11, 1927, in Porterville, Calif., to Walter and Dora Cate, and passed away at home in Placerville on June 19, 2014. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Lida Mae Cate; son, David Walter Cate (Nancy); […]

Sam Eisenhower

March 3, 1939 — June 20, 2014 Samuel Paul Eisenhower was born March 3, 1939, in Rockford, Ill., and passed away peacefully in his home on June 20, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., at age 75. Sam has a half-sister, Gayle, living in Illinois. He is also survived by his four loving children, Serena Sterns, Laura Butler […]

Francis Marion Yost

April 8, 1930 — June 2, 2014 On June 2, 2014, Francis Marion Yost passed away peacefully at her home in Placerville, Calif. In fond remembrance of a life well lived, a celebration service will be held Monday, July 28, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mary Augusta Yost officiating at the Federated Church located at […]

Victor Wayne Whitaker

Sept. 4, 1958 — June 7, 2014 Victor Wayne Whitaker was born Sept. 4, 1958, and passed away June 7, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Ann Whitaker; father, Charles Whitaker; sister, Vita Wunschel (Skip); niece Claire Wunschel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Vic was born in San Jose, Calif., but came to […]

Jack A. Harris

Aug. 16, 1919 — June 17, 2014 Jack Harris of Cameron Park passed away peacefully at the Casa Coloma Health Care Center in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born on a farm in Tuttle, Calif., to Floyd and Isabelle (Copenhaver) Harris on Aug. 16, 1919. Jack joined the Navy in 1941, […]

William Joseph Crews

Aug. 17, 1920 — June 14, 2014 William Joseph Crews passed away June 14, 2014, at his home in El Dorado, Calif. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Irene L. (Barron-Brown) Crews; and his stepson, Ronald (Suzanne) Brown. He is survived by his son, Wm. Gary (Christina) Crews; his stepson, Robert (Marguerite) Brown; his grandchildren, […]

Michael Ezio Gherardi

Nov. 10, 1948 — June 20, 2014 Michael (Mike) Gherardi, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after a long battle with kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Mike, a first-generation Italian, was born in Vallejo, Calif. He was a resident of El Dorado County for 34 years — the last eight in Cameron Park. […]

Patricia Ann Cowles

March 7, 1926 — June 9, 2014 Patricia Ann Cowles, born March 7, 1926, in Oklahoma, went to be with Jesus Christ, on June 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harvey Cowles. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and Grace; son, Mark; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat, […]

Paul Ellison

June 24, 1930 — June 14, 2014 Paul Ellison was born in Montgomery, Ala., to John and Gertrude Ellison on June 24, 1930, and passed away in Roseville, Calif., on June 14, 2014. He was a proud Navy veteran who served in the Korean War and in Japan. He retired from the County of San […]

Kenneth L. Stuefloten

Aug. 2, 1944 — May 19, 2014 Kenneth L. Stuefloten was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. After 30 years in telecommunications, he retired with his wife, Viki, to Pollock Pines in El Dorado County. He worked with Viki selling real estate until he contracted Miller Fisher Syndrome of Guillian Barre in 2007. He fought that […]

Jack Wayne Ruthven

Nov. 20, 1924 — May 18, 2014 Jack Ruthven passed away quietly and quickly at his home near Apple Hill. He was born to Lee and Esta Ruthven in Los Angeles, Calif. After the early death of his father due to injuries from World War I, Jack, his mother and older brother migrated north, settling […]

Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor

1923 — May 2, 2014 Charlotte I. Bolin Taylor passed away on May 2, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in 1923 in South Dakota. She attended Heald Business College in Sacramento and married Charles Taylor in 1943. She was executive secretary to the base commanders at McClellan AFB for more than 30 years […]

Donald Walter De Corte

Jan. 21, 1961 — June 9, 2014 Donald Walter De Corte, our beloved father, brother and uncle, passed away June 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. He went home to join his parents, Walter and Evelyn and his niece, Cristina. He was a long time Placerville resident. He graduated from Ponderosa High School. He took […]

Richard J. “Richie” John Ureno

March 23, 1988 — May 9, 2014 Richie J. Ureno, 26, of “Hangtown” Placerville, Calif., left this world way too early and at such a young age. He was a beloved husband to Kelsey Ureno; son to Karin Pietrzyk and Walter Mustain; a big brother to Amanda and Timmy Mustain; and uncle to Jennifer, Bentley and […]

Letitia “Tish” Marie Kopp

Nov. 29, 1941 — June 8, 2014 Letitia “Tish” Marie Kopp, 72, died peacefully June 8, 2014, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Tish was born on Nov. 29, 1941, to John and Evelyn Adams in Kent Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, John; brother, […]

Lisa Kelley Buchanan

Aug. 14, 1958 — May 25, 2014. With gratitude for her awesome life and sorrow for losing her too soon, we announce the passing of Lisa Buchanan. She lost her gallant battle with pulmonary fibrosis and passed peacefully with her family by her side. We loved her dearly and will miss her independent spirit in […]

Michael Steven Carroll

March 24, 1943 — May 28, 2014 Mike was born in Placerville. His parents were Bud and Kay Carroll of Camino. He had two children: his daughter, Cheri Rohacz with grandchildren Terry and Ally of Sand Lake, Mich., and his son, Michael Jr. (Ashley) of Placerville. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; her children, […]

Sharon Heasley

March 19, 1947 — May 23, 2014 Sharon “Shari” Marie Heasley, 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 23, 2014, while at her residence in Pollock Pines, Calif., after a fatal spread of untreatable cancer. She was in the care of her family and Hospice. She is survived by her loving husband and […]

Thomas Edward Bray Jr.

Dec. 31, 1947 — June 3, 2014 Thomas Edward Bray Jr., of Placerville, born Dec. 31, 1947, died June 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m., at Calvary Chapel Placerville, 6575 Commerce Way in Diamond Springs, Calif.

Josephine “Jo” Tinckler

Feb. 20, 1927 — May 7, 2014 Josephine “Jo” Tinckler was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Liverpool, England. She passed away peacefully in her home in El Dorado Hills, with her two daughters and one son-in-law present, on May 7, 2014. She was 87 years old. Jo was the first of four children to […]

Gregory Scott Hansen

Dec. 20, 1962 — May 19, 2014 Gregory Scott Hansen, age 52, passed away on May 19, 2014, in Pollock Pines, Calif. He was born in Garden Grove, Calif., on Dec. 20, 1962, to Al and Shirley Hansen. He moved to Shingle Springs in 2002 and then to Pollock Pines in 2010. An open house […]

Donald Eugene Netherda

May 13, 1931 — May 18, 2014 Donald E. Netherda, 83, of Woodbridge, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Don was born to parents, Clarence and Alma Netherda, in Lake Andes, S.D., on May 13, 1931. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 through 1955. He studied at the University of Washington, […]

Constance “Connie” Francis Booth

Aug. 4, 1939 — May 31, 2014 Constance “Connie” Francis Booth was born Aug. 4, 1939, in East Chicago, Ind., and passed away May 31, 2014. She was a resident of California since 1985. She was preceded in death by her loving sons, Michael and Mitchell; parents, Sophie and Francis Benoit; brothers, Dennis, David and […]

Verlin Louise Gudgel-Seaman

Jan. 25, 1922 — May 10, 2014 Verlin Louise Gudgel-Seaman peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the age of 92 in Woodland, Calif. She was born Jan. 25, 1922, to Lloyd Louis Gudgel and Cecile Jennie (Garrett) Gudgel, the second of seven children. She was born in Boggy Depot, Atoka County, Okla., […]

Josephine “Jo” Tinckler funeral notice

Feb. 20, 1927 — May 7, 2014 Josephine “Jo” Tinckler, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., born Feb. 20, 1927, died May 7, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3111 Tierra De Dios Drive in El Dorado Hills.

Edgar Allan Anderson

June 30, 1941 — May 30, 2014 Edgar Allan Anderson, formerly of Placerville, Calif., died May 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m., at the Reedsport Assembly of God Church, 509 N. 19th Street in Reedsport, Ore. (97467). Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel; call […]

Vivian F. Warden

1934 — May 29, 2014 Vivian F. Warden, 79, passed away on the evening of Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the family home in Corvallis, Mont. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory is assisting the family with cremation services. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Earlene Mae Carrell

Dec. 29, 1935 — May 30, 2014 Earlene Mae Carrell, of El Dorado, Calif., born Dec. 29, 1935, died May 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 6, at 2 p.m., at Park Community Church, 3901 Wild Chaparral Drive in Shingle Springs, Calif. Online condolences may be posted at

John Lockwood

Jan. 30, 1921 — May 16, 2014 John Lockwood, born Jan. 30, 1921, in Burnley, England, passed away at home in El Dorado, Calif., on May 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris; and infant daughter, Anne. He is survived by two daughters, Janice Anne Lockwood and Vivienne Lockwood; and an […]

Fred Voss

July 26, 1931 — April 29, 2014 Fred was a fifth-generation resident of El Dorado County. He joined the Sea-Bees right after graduating El Dorado High School. He served in Guam, Korea, and Japan, building airfields. After the service, he became a pilot. At that time, Placerville Airport’s runway was dirt and had a “high […]

Sam Sinetos funeral notice

May 16, 1961 — May 25, 2014 Sam Sinetos, of El Dorado Hills, born May 16, 1961, died May 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m., at the Christian Life Center, 5723 Pony Express Court in Pollock Pines. A potluck will follow.

Robert William Morrison

June 30, 1935 — May 18, 2014 Robert “Bob” (Tiny) Morrison passed away on May 18, 2014, at the age of 78, in Cullman, Ala. He was born on June 30, 1935, to Lewis Alexander Morrison and Eva “Blanche” Hartzler in Terre Haute, Ind. A long time resident of El Dorado, Bob worked as the Produce […]

Kevin F. Lay

Nov. 22, 1958 — May 24, 2014 Kevin Fredric Lay, 55, of Cameron Park, died Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born Nov. 22, 1958, in Sacramento, Calif. He was a 1976 graduate of Woodland High School and was inducted to the Woodland High School Hall of Fame for his baseball talents. He attended College […]

Mary Theresa Sasville

May 10, 1927 — May 25, 2014 Mary Sasville, born on May 10, 1927, in Napa, Calif., passed away at her daughter Renee’s home in Lincoln on May 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rene; and their daughter, Michele. She is survived by loving children, Renee and husband, Steve, Mark and […]

Richard L. “Dick” Meyer

Jan. 9, 1935 — May 25, 2014 Richard L. “Dick” Meyer, 79, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by son, Mark; and brothers, Leonard “Bud” and Robert “Bob.” He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Shirley; sons, Steve (Raffaela) and Jon […]

Harold L. Kerfoot

Aug. 3, 1922 — May 20, 2014 Harold L. Kerfoot, a 60-plus year resident of El Dorado County, passed away in Arizona, where he resided with his daughter, Lee (Kerfoot) Hudson. He was a World War II veteran who drove the Red Ball Express taking supplies to the front line. He was a logger for […]

Dean Warner Lewin

June 27, 1956 — May 14, 2014 Dean was born in Placerville, Calif., to Jerry and Mary (Barrett) Lewin and lived in Camino until he was 16. He attended Camino Grammar School and two years of El Dorado High School. In 1972 he moved with his family to Powell, Wyo., where he finished high school and […]

Sonja “Sue” Frizzell Whitney

June 28, 1944 — May 13, 2014 Sonja “Sue” Frizzell Whitney, 69, passed away on May 13, 2014, in her daughter’s arms, “her calf.” She was the daughter of Irving and Arlie Frizzell. She was born on June 28, 1944, in Joplin, Mo., and was preceded in death by her parents and only sibling, Jack […]

Carolyn Lucille Bebout

March 9, 1942 — May 16, 2014 Carolyn Lucille Bebout passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on May 16, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Bebout; along with her children, Rhonda Marden (Weazer), Scott (Kris), Eric (Andrea), Kirk (Michelle), Aaron (Nikki) and Michelle Tow; grandchildren, Amanda […]

Thomas R. Long Jr.

Feb. 6, 1922 — April 3, 2014 Thomas R. Long Jr. passed away at Madigan Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., on April 3, 2014. He moved to Washington in 2012 to be near his daughter, Tammy Long, and grandchildren, Breanna and Ryan Griffin. Born on Feb. 6, 1922, he recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. He […]

Albert Ernest Willis

Dec. 9, 1925 — May 14, 2014 Albert Ernest Willis, known as “Ernie” to his friends and neighbors, passed away on May 14, 2014, at the age of 88. He was the son of Walter Reed Willis and Permelia Beal. He was born in Lamesa, Texas, served in the Navy Air during World War II […]

Ruth S. Warren

Oct. 20, 1926 — Feb. 15, 2014 Ruth S. Warren, 87, died peacefully in her home at Sunrise of Rocklin on Feb. 15, 2014. She was surrounded by loving caregivers and smiled her way through her days there. She was born Oct. 20, 1926, and raised in Chicago, Ill. She always enjoyed helping others and […]

Kenneth Bernard Foley

May 18,1922 — May 10, 2014 Kenneth Bernard Foley was born in Elk River, Minn., on May 18, 1922. He passed away on May 10, 2014, in Placerville, Calif. He was a World War II veteran in the Navy. He was a retired teacher (1949 to 1985). He was active in L & A, as a […]

Elmer “Mike” Dominic Miguelgorry

Jan. 30, 1917 — May 13, 2014 Elmer “Mike” Miguelgorry entered into rest at home on May 13, 2014, surrounded by loving family. He was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Sunnyvale, Calif., to Basque immigrants Dominique Miguelgorry and Gratianne Souhilar. Raised on the small farm where he would learn the skills to run his future […]