Joseph Victor “Vic” Cullinan

June 22, 1945 — Jan. 11, 2014 After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Joseph Victor “Vic” Cullinan passed away peacefully with family at his bedside Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Pines of Placerville Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Cullinan of San Diego. He is survived […]

Bruce Edward Veerkamp

Sept. 11, 1965 — Jan. 16, 2014 Bruce Edward Veerkamp, of Placerville, Calif., born Sept. 11, 1965, died Jan. 16, 2014. A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 a.m.), at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home in Placerville.

Viginia Sudduth

July 29, 1926 — Jan. 19, 2014 Virginia Sudduth, born Virginia Maye Aries, is survived by four children, Jim, Linda, Lorri and Debbie; and six grandchildren, Erin, Jeremy, Josh, Travis, Trent and Sara. Her surviving siblings are Bill, Richard, William and Marshall. She was 87 years old when she passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. […]

August Rademacher

March 9, 1923 — Nov. 19, 2013 August Rademacher, of Shingle Springs, born March 9, 1923, died Nov. 19, 2013. A gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Placerville Airport.

Donnie Ray Jones

Oct. 13, 1946 — Jan. 11, 2014 A memorial service for Donnie Ray Jones, of Norfork, Ark., will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Kirby and Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Bob Crawford officiating. Donnie passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Ark. He […]

Cordell F. Kelly

Jan. 22, 1945 — Jan. 17, 2014 Cordell “Kelly” F. Kelly passed away in Placerville on Jan. 17, 2014. He was a beloved husband of 45 years to Shirley Kelly of Placerville; loving father of Lonnie (Judy) Kelly and September (Shannon) Miller; brother of Janice (Bob) Wilkinson; and devoted grandfather of Lonnie Jr., Casey, Chelsey, […]

Diana G. Howard

Oct. 11, 1942 — Jan. 19, 2014 Diana Howard, 71, died Jan. 19, 2014, with her family by her side in Roseville, Calif., and was reunited in heaven with her husband, Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Howard. She was born Oct. 10 1942, in Coffeyville, Kansas, to James Jr. and Geneva Opal Robison. They moved to California […]

Donald Batty

April 18, 1930 — Jan. 9, 2014 Donald Batty, of Pollock Pines, born April 18, 1930, died Jan. 9, 2014. A rosary will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at St. Patrick Church in Placerville.

Mary N. McGlaughlin

Feb. 14, 1924 — Jan. 17, 2014 Mary N. McGlaughlin, 89, of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Jan. 17, 2014. She was born in Joplin, Mo., and was the beloved wife of the late Marvin A. McGlaughlin. She was a loving mother to Randy L. McGlaughlin, Thomas W. McGlaughlin, and Karen A. Ward. She is […]

Alice Ann (nee Black) Reischel

Nov. 29, 1931 — Jan. 14, 2014 Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Pasadena, Calif., Alice Ann (nee Black) Reischel lived most of her life in Los Angeles. She graduated from Washington High in Los Angeles. She passed away quietly in the loving care of Sunshine Manor in Placerville, Calif., early Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded […]

John “Duncan” DeMoss

Sept. 22, 1942 — Jan. 2, 2014 John “Duncan” DeMoss, 71, of Placerville, died Jan. 2, 2014. He was born to the late Valeda and George DeMoss on Sept. 22, 1942, in Hollywood, Calif. Duncan was a Certified Financial Planner and studied at the University of Michigan. He was passionate about world affairs, politics, the […]

John L. Rockert

March 25, 1933 — Dec. 10, 2013 John L. Rockert, 80, passed on Dec. 10, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo., surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Arlene. They have four surviving children, Larry of Naperville, Ill., David of Colorado Springs, Sheryl Owens of Parker, Colo., and Cathy Berenz […]

Robert Russell Hord

March 24, 1950 — Jan. 13, 2014 Robert (Bob) Hord passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born in Placerville, attended El Dorado High and graduated Sacramento State with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He was a devoted husband and father. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, […]

Don Guest

Dec. 8, 1942 — Jan. 12, 2014 Don Guest went to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlene; his two children, Ken Guest and Karen Wooten; two grandsons, Joshua W. and Dylan G.; three sisters, Mary Marchand, Lovella Walters and Joanne Quintana; and many other […]

Joseph “Joe” Sheeks

Oct. 6, 1917 — Jan. 10, 2014 Joseph “Joe” Sheeks, formerly of El Dorado, born Oct. 6, 1917, died Jan. 10, 2014. A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Church, 1955 McDowell Blvd. South in Petaluma.

Ellen Marie Pickard

Jan. 3, 1930 — Jan. 12, 2014 Ellen Marie Pickard was born in Lakeview, Ore., on Jan. 3, 1930, and passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2014. When her children were young, she was very a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Relief Society Luncheon Chairman, […]

Mary Pat Hatley

March 8, 1951 — Dec. 31, 2013 Mary Patricia Hatley, 62, of Evansville, Ind., was a vibrant and loving person who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Cadiz, Ky. 
Mary Pat was born March 8, 1951, in Hobbs, N.M. She was the daughter of William Harry and Lorene (Morris) Wallis. She had a picturesque […]

Viola “Vi” Mae Kersgard

March 15, 1921 — Dec. 4, 2013 Viola “Vi” Mae Kersgard, at rest in Placerville on Dec. 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Kersgard; loving mother of Patti (Richard) Perino, Vikki (Richard) Simpson and the late Richard Kersgard; sister of Betty (Howard) Coates, Nancy (Bill) Howell and the late Carolyn […]

Susan Raney

Aug. 2, 1956 — Jan. 11, 2014 Mrs. Susan Raney, age 57, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Mike Raney; son, Tom Raney and his wife, Melisa; daughter, Amanda Raney; and grandchildren, JD Raney and Kalen Raney.

George Kusch

Sept. 23, 1926 — Dec. 1, 2013 George Kusch, long time resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away Dec. 1, 2013, in Portland, Ore., while visiting his daughter, Karol Mesa. He was born on Sept. 23, 1926, in Omaha, Neb. He was the baby of six children born to Otto and Elsie Kusch. George moved to […]

Douglas Carl Milton

April 28, 1929 — Dec. 19, 2013 Douglas Carl Milton passed away on Dec. 19, 2013, in the loving embrace of his wife, Peggy, surrounded by his family. He was born in La Salle, Colo., on April 28, 1929, to Carl and Teresa Milton. His father and grandfather were known as the “Potato Kings of […]

Michael Timothy Wilson

April 2, 1964 — Jan. 7, 2014 Michael Timothy Wilson, born in Healdsburg, Calif., on April 2, 1964, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Brenda of Placerville, Calif.; son, Jeffrey of Folsom, Calif.; and daughter, Kathryn of Placerville. Michael was a great husband, father, brother, […]

Louis Michael Tomei

July 19, 1945 — Jan. 10, 2014 Louis Michael Tomei passed away at home and in peace on Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 68. Born in Sacramento, Calif., he graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in 1963. Mike served in the U.S. Navy for two years during the Vietnam War and returned to Sacramento […]

Thomas Kawliga Allen

Oct. 16, 1930 — Dec. 13, 2013 Thomas Kawliga Allen, surrounded by family and friends, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2013. Born Oct. 16, 1930, into the White Mountain Apache Tribe, located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the east central region of Arizona, he was proud of his […]

Guillermo (Bill) Ynclan

Oct. 15, 1948 — Dec. 19, 2013 Guillermo (Bill) Ynclan, a long time resident of El Dorado County, peacefully passed away on Dec. 19, 2013, at the age of 65. He was born to Eva and Guillermo Ynclan in Ray, Ariz., where he grew up to love and respect the outdoors. While running track and […]

Richard A. Jensen

Oct. 30, 1942 — Jan. 9, 2014 Richard A. Jensen died in Roseville, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2014. A native of New Jersey, he was 71 years old. He was the beloved husband of Shirley Jensen for 50 years; loving father of Richard Jensen Jr. (wife Laura), Steven Jensen and Melissa Jones (husband Chris); beloved […]

Wayne M. Thomas

May 8, 1963 — Dec. 28, 2013 Wayne M. Thomas, of Pollock Pines, born May 8, 1963, died Dec. 28, 2013. A private family gathering in his memory was held on Jan. 8.

Annabeth Eve Parker-Jamieson

March 2, 1948 — Jan. 5, 2014 Annabeth Eve Parker-Jamieson, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Portland, Ore. “AB” was born March 2, 1948, in Dallas, Texas, to Milton Forbes and Mary Beth Parker. She attended El Dorado High School in Placerville, Calif., class of 1966. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, […]

Maurice E. McLoughlin

July 7, 1919 — Dec. 23, 2013 Maury was born in Pasadena, Calif., July 7, 1919. He passed away in Cameron Park, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013. His parents were Helen Mears McLoughlin and Maurice Evans McLoughlin. His father was in the Tennis Hall of Fame. As a young man Maury played tennis and golf. He attended […]

Norma Louise Nicholson (McMaster)

May 28, 1929 — Dec. 29, 2013 Norma Louise Nicholson (McMaster) was born May 28, 1929, and died Dec. 29, 2013. She was called many names during her 84 years on this earth. She was the loving wife of Fred for 63 years; a mom of three boys, Greg, Jeff and Phil; a grandmother to […]

Diane E. O’Connor

Dec. 6, 1939 — Jan. 1, 2014 Diane Elaine O’Connor, 74, passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2014. She was the loving mother of Ryan (Tammy) O’Connor of Castaic, Calif., and Cindy O’Connor and Cathy Keever, both of Placerville; sister of Marie Ford of Ridgecrest, Calif., and the late Philip L. Cote; and […]

Daniel Joseph Augustine

Jan. 14, 1935 — Nov. 12, 2013 Daniel Joseph Augustine was born in San Leandro, Calif., to Spanish immigrants. He was first-generation born in the United States. He loved his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman, passing this along to his children and grandchildren. He moved his family from Fremont, Calif., to Diamond […]

Samuel “Smiling Sam” Diehl Findleton funeral notice

March 12, 1924 — Dec. 27, 2013 Samuel “Smiling Sam” Diehl Findleton, born March 12, 1924, died Dec. 27, 2013. A celebration of life will be held at Findleton Estate Winery located at 3600 Carson Road in Camino, Calif., on Sunday, April 27, weather permitting. Military honors will be given at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on […]

Allen “Ernie” Adams

Nov. 9, 1953 — Jan. 5, 2014 Allen “Ernie” Adams passed away Jan. 5, 2014, in Jackson, Calif., after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Adrienne Adams of Railroad Flat, Calif.; devoted son of Allen Adams and Shirley Mendoza; loving father of Halfmoon and Breann Adams, Walter, Samantha and Chelsea Zimmerman and […]

Marie Josephine Schmidt

July 22, 1935 — Dec. 31, 2013 Marie Josephine Schmidt, 78, passed away on Dec. 31, 2013, in Cameron Park, Calif., after a brave fight with lung and heart disease. Born July 22, 1935, in San Francisco, Calif., she was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Frank and Josephine Castillo; and her beloved brother, Frank […]

Jack Smiles Tosh

April 22, 1928 — Jan. 5, 2014 Jack Smiles Tosh, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home in Placerville, Calif. A family gathering in Scotland is being planned for summer 2014. Jack was born April 22, 1928, in Ecorse, Mich. He was the youngest of four children born to Scottish immigrants James and […]

Steve M. Fortier

May 23, 1964 — Dec. 31, 2013 Steve M. Fortier, born May 23, 1964, passed away Dec. 31, 2013. he was born in Placerville, Calif., and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1985. He grew up in Placerville and spent most of his adult life living in Reno, Calif., working in construction. He leaves behind […]

Benjamin Villanueva

March 12, 1943 – Oct. 8, 2013 On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, we all lost a wonderful father and loving husband. He gave us the gift of many memories. As a family man Benjamin worked hard. He began his life using his extensive intelligence. He completed his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of […]

Nancy (Lichtenberg) Wright

March 17, 1943 — Dec. 29, 2013 Nancy passed away peacefully at home in Carmichael with her lifemate, Bill Herd, by her side. She was born in Placerville, and was a long time Shingle Springs resident. She leaves behind four children; numerous grandchildren; nieces and nephews; three brothers; and one sister. She will be missed […]

Shelby Sumpter

Aug. 30, 1926 — Dec. 25, 2013 Shelby died peacefully in his sleep, in his daughter’s home in Placerville, Calif., after a prolonged struggle with COPD. He was born in Oklahoma to Oney and Ruby (Samples) Sumpter. Over the years his family moved to many different locations following work. He lived in Arkansas, Arizona and Oregon, […]

Eugeana Ray Fisher (McMurphy, Reynolds, Pappan)

June 27, 1927 — Jan. 3, 2014 Eugeana Ray Fisher (maiden name McMurphy) was born June 27, 1927, in Susanville, Lassen County, Calif., to Ivan and Mary McMurphy and died Jan. 3, 2014, at the age of 86 in Reno, Nev. She was raised in Pollock Pines, Calif., and attended Pollock Pines Elementary School and […]

Jean “Jeanie” Knutson Helms Redmond

April 6, 1933 — Nov 18, 2013 On Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., we are celebrating the life of Jeanie Knutson Helms Redmond. The celebration will take place at the Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif. (95667). Call 530-622-3231 for details. There will be a light brunch served after […]

Eugene George Carson Sr.

Dec. 8, 1922 — Jan. 3, 2014 Eugene was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to Polish and Greek immigrants. He made stops along the way in El Monte, Baldwin Park, West Covina, San Diego, Reno, Fair Oaks and Kelsey, Calif. He was surrounded by family, at home, when he passed peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, […]

Blanche “Billie” Marie Dailey

Jan. 27, 1925 — Dec. 23, 2013 Self-proclaimed as “just a homemaker,” Billie was an educator, mentor, counselor, chef, money manager, seamstress, home decorator, gardener, crafter, chauffeur and especially a proud mother of five fine children. All her children and grandchildren know she was much more than “just a homemaker.” Billie was born in Glendale, […]

Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood

June 19, 1954 — Jan. 1, 2014 Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood was welcomed home by the Lord on Jan. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was absolutely loved by her many family and friends and will be sorely missed. Born June 19, 1954, to Robert and Lorene Comley in Los Angeles, Calif., Tammie moved […]