Waltha Bidstrup

Jan. 6, 1924 – Dec. 2, 2010 Waltha Bidstrup passed on to her eternal home with the Heavenly Father by her side on Dec. 2, 2010. She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Placerville, Calif. Waltha proudly served in the World War II effort before being honorably discharged from the Marines in 1946. She then […]

Evelyn Jane DeCorte

March 9, 1936 – Dec. 20, 2010 Evelyn Jane DeCorte was born on March 9, 1936 in Long Beach, Calif. She passed away on Dec. 20, 2010, after enjoying a cruise of a lifetime to South America and a visit to Machu Picchu. Evelyn moved to El Dorado County as a child and graduated from El Dorado High […]

Frances Rumble

July 31, 1912 – Dec. 16, 2010 Frances Rumble, a resident of Placerville, Calif., born July 31, 1912, passed away Dec. 16, 2010. No services are planned.

Gordon Marion Sim

July 21, 1923 – Nov. 27, 2010 Gordon M. Sim was born on July 21, 1923, in Loma Linda, Calif. He was the fifth of the seven children born to Watson and Marian Sim. He grew up in Colton, Calif., and attended Colton High School where he was a celebrated athlete, participating in football, basketball, track, and swimming. […]

James L. Weeks

March 30,1921 – Dec.16,2010 James was raised in Dunsmuir, Calif. James served his country proudly for 30 years in the Army Air Corp/US Air Force. Upon retirement he owned several businesses in the Chico area. He retired to Cameron Park in 1996. James is preceded in death by his wife, Mary, of 64 years. James is survived by his […]

Larry Edward Koch

Aug. 20, 1942 – Dec. 14, 2010 Larry Edward Koch, 68, of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away Tuesday, Dec, 14, 2010. He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Lehighton, Pa., to Junior Ralph Koch and Mary Louise Andreas. Larry grew up in the Lehighton area and graduated from Lehighton High School in Pennsylvania. Shortly after he graduated […]

Leonard F. Powers

May 12, 1930 – December 14, 2010 Leonard F. Powers, at rest at home in Grizzly Flat on Dec. 14, 2010.  He was the husband of the late Claudia “Sam” Powers (2009); loving father of James Morrow, Hope Trawick, April Robinette and Sloan Willson; one of 13 brothers and sisters, Pierce Powers of Maryland being the only surviving sibling; […]

Peter Hans Stadler

Peter Hans Stadler September 7, 1937 – December 15, 2010 Born in Berlin, Germany, to Dr. Konrad and Dr. Emily Stadler, Peter spent his early youth in Germany and Switzerland. In 1951 he moved to Cambridge, Mass., graduating from Mount Hermon High School and then MIT in 1959 with a degree in physics. Returning to […]

Bonnie Mae Nelson

Aug. 15, 1921 — Dec. 9, 2010 Bonnie Mae Nelson was born in Burkburnett, Texas, and on Dec. 9, 2010, at age 89, died peacefully at her home in Rescue, where she lived with her husband since 1990. Bonnie and James Howard Nelson were married in Weatherford, Texas, on Dec. 14, 1946. Bonnie is survived […]

Memorie Thatcher Bedard

Memorie Thatcher Bedard May 5, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2010 Memorie Thatcher Bedard, 64, was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 5, 1946. She passed away at her home in Placerville, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. On April 16, 1976, Memorie married Eric “Ric” Alan Slusser in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Following his death in 1997, she moved […]

Beulah Gay Milton

Sept 2, 1933 – Dec 1, 2010 Beulah “Gay” (Plant) Milton went to be with our Lord on Dec. 1, 2010, after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her loving partner James D. Marshall; her siblings, Gary Plant and Sharon Coon; her five children, Jay, Dean, Mark and William Milton, and Rebecca Wharton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. […]

Ronald Norman Konieczny Conway

Feb. 13, 1936 — Dec. 13, 2010 Ronald Conway Ronald Norman Konieczny Conway, 74 of Placerville, Calif., passed away Dec. 13, 2010, at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Evanston, Ill., on Feb. 13, 1936, son of the late Joel and Bernice Conway. He graduated from Santa Barbara Catholic High School […]

Patricia J. (Pat) Michaud

May 31, 1934 — Nov. 19, 2010 Patricia Michaud Patricia J. (Pat) Michaud passed away Nov. 19, 2010, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born in Stockton, Calif., and graduated from Stockton High School. She completed her RN degree after graduation and began her 40-year nursing career. She spent her lifetime caring for […]

Wave Thelma Baxter

June 14, 1921 — Dec. 9, 2010 Wave Thelma Baxter passed away in her sleep at a care facility in Lincoln, Calif., at the age of 86. She was born in Massachusetts but lived the majority of her adult life in South Lake Tahoe before moving to Diamond Springs in the 1980s. Wave loved to […]

Gaynl Francis Adair

June 23, 1935 – Dec. 9, 2010 Gaynl Adair Our mother was born to Charles and Nellie Sherman and raised in Hayward, Calif., where she learned to ride a horse before she could walk. She ran off and got married at 16 to our father, Robert Lee Adair. After graduation from Hayward High in 1953 […]

Karen Bye

Jan. 31, 1931 — Dec. 5, 2010 Karen Bye Karen Hanson Bye passed away on Dec. 5, 2010. She was born on Jan. 31, 1931, in Oakland, Calif., to Fred and Muriel Hanson. She was raised in Auburn, attended local schools and graduated from Placer High School in 1948. She attended Point Loma College in […]

Sallye Joeleen Walker

Nov. 25, 1930 — Dec. 3, 2010 Sallye Walker 2 Sallye Walker Long time resident of El Dorado County, Sallye Walker, has recently lost her gallant battle with cancer. Bob Walker, with the love of his life, Sallye, moved here North from the Los Angeles area in 1961 with their three children. We spent the […]

Jean E. Rupp

March 23, 1921 — Dec. 1, 2010 Jean E. Rupp passed away at home in Modesto, Calif., on Dec. 1, 2010, at the age of 89. She is survived by a daughter, Cherie Ford (Gordon) of Modesto, Calif.; a son, Larry Rupp (Jeannie) of Granbury, Texas; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by […]

William Thomas “Dub” Kramer

June 11, 1920 — Dec. 8, 2010 William Kramer William Thomas “Dub” Kramer, 90, of Placerville, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at his home from natural causes. Born on June 11, 1920, at Tahlequah, Okla., to Henry Jesse Kramer and Myrtle Mae Martin, Dub grew up in the Tahlequah area and attended Northeastern State University, […]

William “Buffalo Bill” Bernard Dwyer

June 13, 1950 – Dec. 4, 2010 William “Buffalo Bill” Bernard Dwyer was a musician. He played the bass. Bill was friends with many people, among them Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Lydia Pense, Val Pease, Frankie Soul, Eric Hill and many others. He was a fixture in downtown Camino. He leaves behind two children he was extremely proud of: Thomas […]

John E. Anderson

July 12, 1929 — Nov. 30, 2010 John E. Anderson was born July 12, 1929, and passed away Nov. 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Anderson and Mildred Kirby Anderson; brother, Larry Anderson; sister, Jean Robbins; and wife, Roberta Coomes. He is survived by a loving wife of 32 years, Lorraine Anderson; […]

Gilbert Alexander Connell

Sept. 2, 1917 — Dec. 6, 2010 Gilbert Alexander Connell passed away at age 93 on Dec. 6, 2010, in Chico, Calif. A memorial celebration of his life is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at The Oakmont, 2801 Cohasset Road in Chico. Gilbert was born in Calgary, Canada on Sept. 2, 1917, […]

Karen Ann Minor

June 8, 1952 — Dec. 3, 2010 Karen Minor Our mother, sister, aunt, grand aunt and friend, Karen Ann Minor, age 58, was called home on Dec. 3, 2010, after an all-to-short battle with ovarian cancer. Karen was born in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 8, 1952, to Mildred Lenore and Charles Henry Dawson. Karen’s […]

Chauncey “Bud” Revere Shoun

May 24, 1924 — Dec. 3, 2010 Chauncey “Bud” Revere Shoun, born May 24, 1924, in Johnson City Tenn., passed at his home in Placerville, Calif., on Dec. 3, 2010. Bud is survived by his wife, Betty; brother Harry (Gaye); sons, Dennis (HeideMarie) and Jim (Bonnie); and daughter, Wendy (Richard Johnston). He will also be […]

Graham M. Rankin

Sept. 10, 1933 — Dec. 4, 201 Graham M. Rankin passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at age 77. He was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1933 and is survived by loving wife of 55 years, Lois; son, Stuart and wife Naomi; brother, Stuart and wife Marie; granddaughter, Michelle; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and […]

Walter Narr III

Sept. 20, 1965 — Nov. 30, 2010 walt narr Walter Narr III took his own life at home in Pollock Pines on Nov. 30, 2010, at the age of 45. He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Paul George Narr of Winters, Calif. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife […]

Dana Marie Johnston (Knighton, Hellesvig)

May 7, 1969 — Nov. 19, 2010 Dana Marie Johnston (Knighton, Hellesvig), born May 7, 1969, passed on to the next life Nov. 19, 2010. Please come and join us in a celebration of her life at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif., on Dec. 14 at 12 p.m.

George Raymond Rice

Feb. 23, 1922 – Nov. 30, 2010 Born February 23, 1922 in Ventura, Calif., George Raymond Rice passed away on Nov. 30, 2010, in Roseville, Calif. George is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Dotti, and five stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Janelle. George served in the U.S. Army […]

Donald A. Charron

Sept. 10, 1955 — Nov. 26, 2010 Donald Charron Donald Charron passed away in Jackson, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2010, after a long illness, at the age of 55. Don was preceded in death by his father, Hervy, and leaves his loving mother, Mavis of Plymouth. He was the beloved brother of Richard, George, Cheryl […]

Jeanette “Jan” Vivian Garrison

Sept. 2, 1921 — Dec. 2, 2010 Jan Garrison Jeanette “Jan” Vivian Garrison, born Sept. 2, 1921, in Daly City, Calif., went home to the Lord on Dec. 2, 2010, in Placerville, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Keith Garrison. She is survived by three loving and devoted sons, Dean Garrison, […]

Delmer E. Zimmerman

June 12, 1958 — Nov. 20, 2010 Delmer E. Zimmerman, born June 12, 1958, died Nov. 20, 2010. Memorial services will be held at Pioneer Bible Church, 6851 Mt. Aukum Road in Somerset, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon.

Mark Dresden Jennings

1961 — 2010 Mark Dresden Jennings was born July 18, 1961 in Orcutt, Calif., where he attended local schools. He began a career in the trucking industry at age 16. In the early nineties he bought The Historic Hotel Leger, a 13-room bed and breakfast boutique hotel, located in the foothill town of Mokelumne Hill […]

Rose M. Zandonella

Feb. 1, 1936 — Nov. 30, 2010 Rose Zandonella Rose M. Zandonella, age 74, of Belleville passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in Placerville, Calif., to Iginio and Albina (Pilatti) Zandonella. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1956. She […]

Thomas W. Obert

Oct. 17, 1925 — Nov. 27, 2010 Thomas Obert Thomas W. Obert passed away peacefully in Placerville, Nov. 27, 2010, at the age of 85. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty of Placerville. He was the beloved father of Stephanie (Fernando) Obert Romero of San Jose and Thomas (Wilai) W. […]

Donna Joanne Zessin (Tonzi)

Oct. 28, 1937 — Nov. 28, 2010 Donna Joanne Zessin (Tonzi) went to be with her Lord early Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. She was a long-time resident of El Dorado County, being born Oct. 28, 1937, in Placerville, and raised in South Lake Tahoe, where she was married on July 14, 1956. Donna is survived […]

Mark M. Nickel

March 24, 1942 — Nov. 25, 2010 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Mark M. Nickel was born in Glendale, Calif., on March 24, 1942, and passed away in Citrus Heights, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2010. He worked as a pressman, editor and vocational instructor. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and photographer, and loved to cook for […]

Terence Tetherton

Dec. 6, 1952 — Nov. 11, 2010 Terence (Terry) Courtenay Tetherton of Carson City, Nev., passed away on Nov. 11, 2010, at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Dorking Surrey, England, on Dec. 6, 1952, and came to this country at the age of 14. Terry was a wonderful husband, […]

Sandra K. Dreyer

April 11, 1943 — Nov. 20, 2010 Sandra Dryer Sandra K. Dreyer (Brooks), of Shingle Springs, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center after a short fight against respiratory disease. Her family was at her side. Born in St. Paul, Minn., April 11, 1943, to William and Evelyn Brooks, Sandra was a second generation […]

Howard Raymond Montgomery (Monty)

Jan. 26, 1937 — Nov. 20, 2010 Howard Montgomery Monty passed away at home on Nov. 20, 2010, with his daughters, brother and numerous other family members at his bedside. He was loved. He put up a courageous and hard fight and never once did he complain — he remained kind to everyone and often […]

Charles W. Howard

April 28, 1947 — Nov. 24, 2010 Charles W. Howard is at rest in Placerville, Calif., Nov. 24, 2010, after a year-long battle with ALS. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia of Placerville. He was the loving father of Pamela (Bill) Inman, Kristan Harris, Christine Howard and Stephanie Florence; devoted grandfather of Jessica, […]

Darol Bowen Rasmussen

Oct. 31, 1921 — Nov. 23, 2010 Darol Rasmussen Darol Bowen Rasmussen was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Moroni, Utah, to Darol Rasmussen and Katherine Bowen. He passed away at his ranch home surrounded by his family on Nov. 23, 2010, at the age of 89. Darol was raised in Sanpete County, Utah, and married […]

Norma Gray

March 6, 1934 — Nov. 20, 2010 Norma Gray Norma Gray went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2010, after a fun day of Christmas shopping with her family. She was born in 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho, to James and Viola Waltman. When she was 8, her family moved to Los Angeles, […]

Elliott A. Charnow

April 7, 1942 — Nov. 27, 2010 Elliott Charnow Elliott Allen Charnow died on Nov. 27, 2010, at the age of 68, succumbing to a long battle with emphysema (COPD). Elliott was born in San Mateo, Calif. He began his career in music while attending Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif. He played the clarinet […]

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Ruth J. Marshall

March 9, 1924 — Nov. 18, 2010 Ruth J. Marshall was born on March 9, 1924, in Oakland, Calif., and passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John W. Marshall. Ruth will be greatly missed by her companion Herb Samuels; her children, […]

Dottie Sue Ayres

May 28, 1940 — Nov. 12, 2010 Dottie Ayres Mrs. Dottie Sue Ayres, 70, a 40-year resident of Placerville, passed way on Nov. 12, 2010, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Steve Ayres; daughter, Susan  and spouse Scott Neal; son, David  and spouse Vicky Ayres; seven grandchildren, Brandy […]