June 4, 1927 — March 4, 2011 Dorothy Ercolino Photo Dorothy Ercolino was born on June 4, 1927, to Rocco and Maria Gagliani Piracci in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1932 the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended public schools. The family moved to Menlo Park, Calif., in 1945. She attended the college of San […]
Sept. 15, 1944 — Feb. 25, 2011 Robert Ernest Gongwer born Sept. 15, 1944, in West Branch, Iowa, passed away Feb. 25, 2011, in Placerville, Calif., surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband of 44 years to Terry Gongwer, father to Bruce Gongwer and Kaley (Russell) Craig, and grandfather to Parker and Cooper […]
Dec. 16, 1924 — March 1, 2011 Mary passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Cameron Park. She was born on Dec. 16, 1924, to George and Catherine Andonie in Honduras, Central America. She spent her childhood both in Honduras and Palestine. In 1942 she came to […]
Jan. 2, 1929 — March 1, 2011 Mary I. Kelley, beloved mother, grandmother and Nana, passed away on March 1, 2011, at age 82, surrounded by family in Reno, Nev. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Smiley (Stephen), Sharon Ouren (Rich), Kitty Chalker of Reno and Jo Kelley of Placerville, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 11 […]
Aug. 30, 1931 — Feb. 26, 2011 Eva Hickman Diamond Springs resident Eva Mae Hickman, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville, after a short illness. She was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Illinois to Florence and Charles Carrington. She was an elemetary school teacher for more than 30 years and […]
Feb. 19, 1940 — March 2, 2011 FrankBechtel Frank O. Bechtel passed away from natural causes on March 2 at his home in Garden Valley. Born in St. Cloud, Minn., on Feb. 19, 1940, Frank was a resident of Sacramento and retired after 35 years from the Sacramento County Water District. He was part Cherokee […]
Dec. 5, 1939 – March 2, 2011 Charles Theodore Hela, born Dec. 5, 1939, in Cloquet, Minn., passed from this life on March 2, 2011, at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif. Pancreatic Cancer claimed this great man, leaving a loving wife, Kathy, and two precious sons, Fred and Bob Hela. He was a brother to Michael Hela; a grandfather […]
1927 — Feb. 28, 2011 Harriet “Bunny” Herren, former resident of Pollock Pines, Calif., born 1927, died Feb. 28, 2011. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
March 8 , 1954 — Feb. 23, 2011 Douglas Mitchell Biggs, resident of Cameron Park, Calif., born March 8, 1954, died Feb. 23, 2011. A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m., at Church of the Christ, 4200 Green Valley Road in Rescue, Calif.
June 17, 1929 — Feb. 22, 2011 June M. Eggan went to heaven from Diamond Springs, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, following a long illness. She was born June 17, 1929, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to Daniel and Garnet Cheraz. June was married to Theodore Eggan, a Navy veteran who served in World War […]
Sept. 18, 1919 — Feb. 28, 2011 Mollie Riseman Mollie passed away after a long battle with diabetes and dementia on Feb. 28, 2011. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Sept. 18, 1919, to Dora and Samuel Sherman, she was the fourth of five children. Her father was a tailor (who made the mink coat presented to […]
Aug. 9, 1924 — Feb. 11, 2011 Anna Loreen Butts Funeral services will be held for Anna Loreen Butts on March 5 at 11 a.m. at Church of Our Saviour in Placerville, Calif. Loreen was born in Placerville on Aug. 9, 1924, and passed away to Our Lord on Feb. 11, 2011, at U.C. Davis […]
Dec. 21, 1928 — Feb. 12, 2011 Carlos Pierson Carlos Hobart Pierson, born Dec. 21, 1928, in Placerville, left peacefully to go home on Feb. 12, 2011, in Grants Pass, Ore. He was the youngest of seven children born to James K. and Laura (Butler) Pierson. He was preceded in death by his parents and […]
Feb. 17, 1925 – Feb. 19, 2011 Marge Roach of the Gold Hill area in California, born Feb. 17, 1925, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away Feb. 19, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Roy Arkley June 19, 1923 — Feb. 17, 2011 Born to Sidney ad Annie Arkley in Minneapolis, Minn., Roy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Athula; his brother, Bill; and sister, Mary. He is survived by five nephews; one niece; and several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. After serving in […]
June 19, 1933 – February 23, 2011 Barbara (Bobbie) Ceccarelli passed away at age 77 on the morning of Feb. 23, 2011, from complications due to congestive heart failure – ironic since her heart was so big, her spirit so kind and her love for her family and friends so limitless. Born on June 19, […]
Feb. 12, 1946 — Feb. 20, 2011 Luciano R. Gatto, resident of Garden Valley, Calif., born Feb. 12, 1946, died Feb. 20, 2011. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 12 p.m., at the VFW Hall in Georgetown, Calif.
July 18, 1954 — Feb. 18, 2011 Timothy “Tim” Gilligan, resident of Shingle Springs, Calif., born July 18, 1954, died Feb. 18, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m., at the Calvary Chapel in Placerville, Calif.
Oct. 7, 1951 – Feb. 18, 2011 Keith Zimmerman, resident of Shingle Springs, Calif., born Oct 7, 1951, passed away Feb. 18, 2011. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Jan. 12, 1925 — Feb. 16, 2011 Harriett Jauch Harriett Jauch passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Jackson at the age of 86 years. She was born Jan. 12, 1925, to Carl and Gladys (Brown) Heuer in California. Harriett married Frank “Bud” Jauch on Nov. 18, 1945, in Carson City, Nev. In 1959 the couple […]
April 24, 1936 — Jan. 26, 2011 Walter Tyler 1 Walt’s previous memorial service had to be postponed due to the snow levels in Grizzly Flats. The memorial service has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, with a […]
Jan. 15, 1923 — Feb. 1, 2011 Barbara Underwood Barbara Ruth Underwood was born Jan. 15, 1923 in Sacramento, Calif., and passed away Feb. 1, 2011. She married Leonard “Lennie” Underwood in 1939 and moved to Mosquito, Calif., and later to Placerville, Calif., in 1959. She was a member of many clubs: the Emblem Club, […]
July 19, 1957 — Feb. 17, 2011 Mark passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53. He was the beloved son of Robert and Ruby Vierra of Camino. He is survived by his wife Linda and daughter Kristina of Squaw Valley; and daughter Victoria and grandsons Brian and Tyler of Chico. Son Luke preceded his […]
Sept. 27, 1950 — Feb. 16, 2011 Bruce Johnson, of Placerville, was born Sept. 27, 1950, and passed away Feb. 16, 2011. No services are planned.
Oct. 24, 1920 — Feb. 18, 2011 Renette L. Lussier, 90, of Placerville, Calif., was born October 24, 1920, in New Bedford, Mass., and passed away Feb. 18, 2011. Services will be held at a later date in Southern California.
July 14, 1927 — Feb. 15, 2011 Imogene Turner Surrounded by her family, Imogene Viola Turner passed peacefully into eternity Feb. 15, 2011. Born Imogene Harvey in Grand Rapids, Minn., she came to California with her father and mother, Ernest and Viola Harvey, and her two older brothers, Russell and Dale. The young family settled […]
July 18, 1923 — Feb. 17, 2011 Willa Loomis Willa Jean (Bailey) Loomis loved living in El Dorado County. A country girl from the plains of Texas, she was born in the small town of Hale Center near Lubbock on July 18, 1923, to Guy and Eva (Evelyn) Bailey. The third child of four, she […]
May 22, 1926 – Feb. 15, 2011 Rita Virginia Glesin was born in Ontario, Canada, on May 22, 1926. She passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 15, 2011. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Glesin, and son, Michael N.J. Glesin. Survivors include her son, Irving Glesin; daughter, Farlea Ann Glesin; grandson, […]
July 18, 1923 – Feb. 17, 2011 Willa Jean Loomis died peacefully at home. She was born in Hale Center, Texas, on July 18, 1923. Willa was married to Adrian Loomis, who predeceased in 1989. She is survived by her children, Scott Loomis, Craig Loomis, Nancy Matz and their respective spouses. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six […]
Oct. 12, 1978 — Feb. 12, 2011 Greg Davis Greg Davis was born on Oct. 12, 1978, in Fresno, Calif., and passed away in Placerville on Friday, Feb. 12, 2011. Only 32, Greg was known for his kindness, affection, support, love and honesty, even through his own suffering. During his life he was able to […]
Sept. 17, 1935 — Feb. 12, 2011 Raymond A. Anderson, resident of Diamond Springs, Calif., born Sept. 17, 1935, died Feb. 12, 2011. Services will be determined at a later date.
Oct. 31, 1925 — Feb. 15, 2011 Barbara Grace (Mayers) Rowell, of Shingle Springs, was born Oct. 31, 1925, in San Francisco and was raised in Sacramento. She was a graduate of CK McClatchy High School in Sacramento and attended Sacramento City College. Barbara had a variety of careers during her life. She worked as […]
June 4, 1962 — Feb. 2, 2011 Ron Eck Ron passed from this life into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 2, 2011. He was a kindhearted man and a friend to many in this community. He walked life’s journey with trials and challenges of his own but never lost his heart […]
Jan. 10, 1925 — Feb. 12, 2011 Born and raised in Iowa, Vernon passed away due to Alzheimers at age 86, at his home in Placerville, Calif. He was the father of Marcia (Dwight) Crum and Richard Radeke; grandfather of three; and great-grandfather of three. He is also survived by his brothers, Melvin and Wayne. […]
Feb. 13, 1958 — Feb. 12, 2011 Danny Lee Dawson, aged 52, born Feb. 13, 1958 to Army and Corky Dawson in Santa Monica, Calif., passed away on Feb. 12, 2011. His life was cut short after a brief stint with Pneumonia. He was loved by all and he will always be in our thoughts […]
Jan. 23, 1944 — Feb. 10, 2011 Susan Marie Kelleher died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. She was born Jan. 23, 1944, in Watsonville, Calif. A resident of El Dorado county since 1980, she was a teacher at the California Montessori Project for 30 years. Sue […]
Feb. 28, 1912 — Feb. 8, 2011 Walter peacefully passed away at the home of his nephew and his nephew’s spouse in Bellingham, Wash. He moved to Bellingham on Feb. 1. During his final days Walter remained focused on the core values that guided him throughout his long and productive life: family, friends, generosity and […]
Sept. 17, 1923 — Feb. 11, 201 Leopold Martin Leopold (Leo) Martin of Placerville, Calif., passed away Feb. 11, 2011, at 87 years of age. He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Woodlake, Calif. Leo worked harvesting grapes and other field work with the Red Banks Fruit Company during his school years until 1942. He […]
Sept. 4, 1920 — Feb. 2, 2011 Virginia Kerns Virginia Nevada Kerns passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2011, at the age of 90 in Placerville, Calif. Virginia lived in Cameron Park for the past 35 years. She was the beloved wife of the late William H. “Bill” Kerns for 62 years, daughter of the […]
Aug. 14, 1934 – Feb. 8, 2011 Jay was born in Carl Junction, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1934. He passed away in his Placerville home on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Klova; twin sister, Lenora Kay Javaut of Bagdad, Ariz.; younger sister, Elva La Vaughn Wentz, of Diamond […]
Dec. 6, 1986 — Feb. 8, 2011 Our angel was called home sooner than expected, but she will always be in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m., at Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park, Calif. Remembrances may be directed to the […]
Nov. 9, 1946 — Feb. 8, 2011 Pappas, Nicholas, aged 64, born Nov. 9, 1946, to John and Amelia Pappas of San Francisco, Calif., passed away after a brief stint with cancer on Feb. 8, 2011, at his home in El Dorado Hills with his wife of 30 years Vicki at his side. Recently retired […]
April 27, 1930 — Feb. 7, 2011 Grace was born in Detroit, MI., on April 27, 1930, and passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2011. She moved with her family to Folsom, Calif., in 1983 and to Placerville, Calif., in 1977 where she retired. She is survived by her husband, Douglas B. Becker of Placerville, […]
March 10, 1940 — Jan. 26, 2011 Cheryle York Cheryle Jannet Brown was born in Ojai, Calif., to Lyall and Virginia Brown. When she became a young woman she married John Guy York and devoted almost 50 years to his care, raising two daughters and being a great caretaker to her family. For almost 20 […]
Oct. 7, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2011 Jim Martines, owner of Professional Automotive passed away on Feb. 7, 2011. He was 84 and had been in business for more than 34 years. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Betty and his five children and their families: son, Jim; daughter, Rebecca and granddaughter, Jennifer […]