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Neil Lawrence Witt

June 23, 1920 — June 6, 2011 Neil Lawrence Witt, a Placerville resident who defended freedom as a soldier in Normandy, France, died Monday, June 6 — coincidentally on the 67th anniversary of D-Day. He was 17 days away from his 91st birthday. Witt, who moved to Placerville in December 2005 from Escondido, Calif., spent […]

Keith Duane Cook

May 3, 1951 — June 1, 2011 Born in Dinuba, Calif., on May 3, 1951, Keith Duane Cook passed away unexpectedly in Placerville June 1, 2011. He is survived by his four children, Megan Steeber from Spokane, Wash., Justin Cook from Medford, Ore., Jordan Cook from Los Angeles and Brandon Cook from Sacramento; and five […]

Bernice M. Jones

Aug. 21, 1913 — June 3, 2011 Bernice (Mabel) Jones was called home to be with her lord on June 3, 2011. She was born to her Christian parents, Berthal and Frank Morrison on Aug. 21, 1913, in Hartford, Ark. When she was 5 years old the family moved to Oklahoma, where she lived all […]

W. Jean Perrigo

Feb. 7, 1927 — June 3, 2011 Jean Perrigo, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 3, 2011, at the age of 84. She served her Lord for 30 years as a pastor’s wife and taught Sunday School, Released-Time Christian Education and Child Evangelism. She is survived […]

Marc Stephen Keith

Jan. 26, 1953 — May 30, 2011 Marc Stephen Keith of Placerville, Calif., left us at age 58 in a tragic motorcycle accident while doing one of the things he loved with some of the people he loved. He left behind his loving wife of 27 years, Lauren Keith; and his three amazing sons, Garrett […]

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Marion Margaret Morgan

Aug. 22, 1916 — June 2, 2011 Marion was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada, to Don and Hazel Manson. She enjoyed a wonderful childhood with two sisters and one brother. She attended college and received her registered nursing degree, graduating with highest honors and recognition for her splendid contributions. She served in the Army […]

Stanley V. Hill

April 17, 1908 — May 29, 2011 Stanley V. Hill was born to George and Bessie Hill in Comanche, Texas, on April 17, 1908. Stanley passed away May 29, 2011, at the age of 103. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Marie Levang Hill (March 1, 2000). He is survived […]

Clayton J. “C.J.” Nead

March 13, 1916 — June 5, 2011 Clayton J. “C.J.” Nead died peacefully at home on Sunday June 5, 2011, at the age of 95. He was a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. Prior to Peal Harbor C.J. was drafted into the Army for a one-year preparatory training. Following the beginning of World War II, […]

Stephen Martin Barooshian

April 8, 1931 — May 24, 2011 Stephen Martin Barooshian, Jr. entered this world with wings on his feet in Auburn, Calif., on April 8, 1931, the only child of Mary Terzian Barooshian and Stephen Martin Barooshian, Sr. He reached Life’s finish line on May 24, 2011, after a long and fruitful race and was […]

Jessie M Hotz

March 26, 1917 — May 5, 2011 Former Estacada resident Jessie M Hotz died at Princeton Village in Clackamas on Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was 94. She was born Jessie Mae Schwartz on March 26, 1917, to John and Jessie (Payne) Schwartz in Topeka, Kans. She was united in marriage to Gus Hotz in […]

Paul Francis Briw

July 23, 1940 — April 25, 2011 Paul Francis Briw, age 70, passed away at his residence in El Dorado, Calif., on April 25, 2011. He was born in Whtttier, Calif., on July 23, 1940, to William “Bill” Briw and Marcelina “Lena” (Rebai) Briw, raised in Norwalk, Calif. He moved to Placerville in 1948 (at […]

James “Jim” Sackett

1923 — 2011 James “Jim” Sackett lost his fight with Alzheimer’s on May 24, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of El Dorado County. He was a master carpenter. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Manila, where he received the Bronze Star, and New Guinea. Jim married Barbara Brewster […]

Ronald Joe Graham

Feb. 20, 1949 — May 22, 2011 Ronald Joe Graham, son of Robert and Ruby Graham of Placerville, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit, positive outlook on life, wonderful sense of humor, and passion for life and music. As a young man, Ronald toiled to […]

Christopher Dale Garrett

April 2, 1965 – May 18, 2011 Chris Garrett was born in Placerville, attended grammar school in Pollock Pines and was a 1983 graduate of El Dorado High School. He graduated in 1991 from UC Davis with a math degree and teaching credential. He taught math at Ralph Waldow Emerson Jr. High in Davis, where […]

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Dorothy Florence Beyer

April 7, 1921 – May 10, 2011 Dorothy Florence Beyer was born on April 7, 1921, in Detroit, Mich. She passed away May 10, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by Donald, her loving husband of 65 years, and her three sons, David, Dennis (Doreen), and Donald (Karen). Raised in Detroit, Dorothy’s talent for […]

Margaret Faye Carver

July 10, 1926 — May 20, 2011 Margaret Faye Carver, born July 10, 1926, in Wheeler, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2011. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 63 years, Walter Lee Carver. They were both long-time residents of Placerville, Calif. She is survived by daughter, Glenda Fabbro […]

Roger Bernt Chappell

July 28, 1937 — May 13, 2011 Roger Bernt Chappell, 73 years old, a life-long resident of Placerville, died comfortably and peacefully May 13, 2011, after a courageous 22-year battle with multiple sclerosis. The son of Bernt and Anita Chappell was born on July 28, 1937, in Placerville. He graduated from El Dorado High School, […]

Dana Keefer

June 15, 1949 — May 20, 2011 Dana Keefer of Placerville, born June 15, 1949, died May 20, 2011. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 27, at 12 noon, at Chapel of the Pines funeral home.

Frances Zitzelberger

May 12, 1922 – May 20, 2011 Frances Zitzelberger was born the youngest of nine children on May 12, 1922, to Karol and Rose Zatko in the small rural town of Pecenady, in the Eastern European country of Czechoslovakia. At the age of 16 the course of her life completely changed in a single day […]

Pauline Ann Raymond

Jan. 23, 1927 — May 23, 2011 Pauline Ann Rantz grew up in Atwater, Calif., where she spent her first seven years before moving to Berkeley. She received her AA degree in Fine Arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Polly attended USO dances where she met her husband Donald Raymond; they […]

Carl Robert Locher

1936 — May 23, 2011 Carl Robert Locher died May 23, 2011, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family until the end. He was born in Calexico, Calif., in 1936, and lived in Imperial Valley until moving to Placerville in 1967. Carl had been involved with agriculture all his life, […]

Colonel John C Riley (USAF retired)

Sept. 9, 1923 — May 21, 2011 John Riley died at 1:38 a.m. in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. He was a decorated war veteran and a beloved brother, father and grandfather. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and lived on his farm in Somerset, Calif. John leaves behind his brothers, […]

Mathew Todd Springer

Dec. 22,1973 — May 17, 2011 Matt was diagnosed with a tumor on March 15, 2010, and lost a courageous battle with brain cancer on May 17, 2011. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., and graduated from Ponderosa High School. Prior to his diagnosis he owned and operated M.T.S. Construction. Matt loved life and all […]

LeRoy Arthur Lemke

Oct. 20, 1931 — May 18, 2011 LeRoy Arthur Lemke, 79, of Camino, Calif., went to be with the Lord May 18, 2011, at home surrounded by family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Orange, Calif., the son of  Emil and Martha Lemke. He is survived […]

Eugene Ray Sargent

Aug. 1, 1958 — April 30, 2011 Eugene Ray (Sarge) Sargent passed away of natural causes in Placerville, Calif., on April 30, 2011. He will be laid to rest in his home town of Ione, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Cayce; children, Adam and Megan; mother, Joyce Sargent; his sister, Bernice Minton and […]

David Lee Allan

March 30, 1926 – May 18, 2011 David Lee Allan, born March 30, 1926, in Klammath Falls, Ore., passed away May 18, 2011, in Placerville, Calif.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II. After the war he met and married Ann. He graduated from the University of Calif. at Berkeley […]

Laura M. Cheezum

May 19, 1926 – May 16, 2011 Laura M. Cheezum, 84, of Placerville, Calif., born May 19, 1926 in Portland, Ore., passwrd away May 16, 2011, at her home in Placerville. Laura was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Scheirman. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard Cheezum; daughter, Rebbeca Cargil; […]

Sidney “Scott” Santana

Aug. 24, 1993 — May 20, 2011 Sidney “Scott” Santana was loaned to his family on Aug. 24, 1993, and returned to his Heavenly Father’s arms on May 20, 2011. His greeters at the gates of heaven included his beloved Grammy and Great-Grandmas Kay and Granny. Everyone who knows Scott knows he is bringing laughter and […]

Michael Ward

April 3, 1949 — May 20, 2011 Michael was born in Palo Alto to Dr. John (Jack) Ward, DDS and Elizabeth (BJ) Ward on April 3, 1949. His family moved to Placerville in 1952. Attending local schools, he graduated from El Dorado High School in 1967. Prior to this he spent two years at St. […]

Nicholas Andrew Hall

March 3, 1989 – May 17, 2011 Nicholas Andrew Hall passed away May 17, 2011, in his home. Nicholas was born on March 3, 1989, in Reno, Nev. From the moment he was born until the moment he passed he could bring a smile on even a stranger’s face. His eyes were so beautiful, his smile so […]

Timothy Edward Chapman

Oct. 25, 1970 — April 23, 2011 Timothy (Tim) Chapman, 40, of Placerville, Calif., passed away on April 23, 2011. He was born in Placerville on Oct. 25, 1970 and was a lifelong resident. After high school he began his career as a heavy equipment operator, a career he enjoyed to the fullest and took […]

James “Jimmy” Conrad White

Feb. 21, 1951 — May 12, 2011 James “Jimmy” Conrad White was born in Southbend, Ind. He moved to Sacramento in 1960 with his family and graduated Cordova High Class of 1969. He became a second generation Union Sheet Metal Worker for more than 35 years and recently retired to a little slice of heaven […]

Willis Sawyer

Aug. 18, 1926 — May 17, 2011 Will passed away Tuesday morning from heart failure. He was the beloved husband of Dolores “Dee” for the past six years and the loving father of Steve (Lynn), Jeff (Karrin) and Greg Sawyer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was […]

Harold Eugene La Marr

March 30, 1935 — May 13, 2011 Harold Eugene La Marr was born in Fresno. He had many adventures after his dad died when Hal was 4 years old. Hal attended Winter’s High School, where he was a jock and known as “Lefty,” and also played in the band. He went to UCD and Sac […]

Tommy Halsey

Jan. 18, 1936 — May 16, 2011 Tom Halsey left this earth on Monday, May 16, 2011, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was born in Springfield, S.D., and graduated from Avon High School. He was a “Man’s Man” in every sense of the word. He was a longtime pilot, boating enthusiast, hunter […]

Ramona Lee Morrow

March 4, 1929 — May 13, 2011 Ramona Lee Morrow entered into eternal peace on May 13, 2011, in her home in Davis. Born March 4, 1929, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Dallas and Marie Kinder, she graduated from high school in Esparto and from Sacramento State University with a teaching degree. Her life was […]

William Joe Timmons

Jan 28, 1922 — May 2, 2011 William Joe “Tim” Timmons and family were long time residents of Placerville. He was a welder for Joe Vicini Inc. for many years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 26 for 53 years. He is survived by his sons, Dan, Charlie and Neal. He was the […]

Anita Joyce Augustine Shields

Aug. 20, 1940 — May 14, 2011 Anita Joyce Augustine Shields was born Aug. 20, 1940, and passed away May 14, 2011. She was a beloved and devoted mother and sister. She was born in Arkansas and raised in Niles, Calif. She was adored in the community since moving to the Placerville area in 1975. […]

Carole Leigh Reed

Dec. 18, 1935 — May 14, 2011 Carole Leigh Reed passed away peacefully, May 14, 2011, at her home in Pollock Pines, Calif., surrounded by her loved ones. She lived 75 wonderful years. She was the daughter of Phillip and Maude DoByne; sister to Phyllis Ia; dearly beloved wife to Cy Reed; loving mother to […]

Nettie M. Dennis

May 8, 1925 — May 15, 2011 Nettie Dennis, born May 8, 1925, suffered a stroke on April 26, 2011, and passed peacefully on May 15, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Arlie Ray (“Papa Ray”)’ son, Randall (Chris); granddaughter, Michelle Eastman (Stephen); great-granddaughters, Rebekah and Amanda Meeker; and great-grandsons, Sammy and Max Eastman. […]

William (Bill) J. Lutes

Oct. 3, 1940 — May 6, 2011 William (Bill) J. Lutes, 70, of Placerville, passed away May 6, 2011. He was a faithful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Sallie Gray-Lutes. He will be greatly missed by his son, Todd Lutes and his wife Dominique and their […]

LaVerna Westfall

Jan. 24, 1933 — May 11, 2011 LaVerna Westfall was born in Abilene, Kans., in 1933, and passed away in Placerville on May 11, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Rene Line of Placerville; her son, Brian Westfall of Fresno; and her three grandsons, Aaron Line, Devin Westfall and Donald Fletcher. She was preceded […]

Helen B. Grind

May 30, 19 20 — May 10, 2011 Helen Grind passed away peacefully at the home of her son Don and daughter-in-law Ginny in Placerville early Tuesday morning. She was born in Topeka, Kans., and moved to Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 16 where she met Robert Grind, her high school sweetheart, cherished husband […]

Mark C. Karakas

March 3, 1958 — May 1, 2011 Mark C. Karakas, of Grizzly Flat, Calif., born March 3, 1958, died May 1, 2011. Services will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at Grizzly Flat Community Church.

Susan Seaton

April 1, 1947 — April 30, 2011 Susan Seaton, resident of Lotus, Calif., born April 1, 1947, died April 30, 2011. A private service has been held at Green Valley Mortuary.

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