Sept. 21, 1929 — March 13, 2011 Beloved husband, son, brother, father and grandfather, John Gavranich Bentovoja passed away quietly on March 13, 2011, in Sacramento, Calif. John loved to fish and spend time with family and friends, but above all loved being with his grandchildren (his “shimpies”). He was born to Franko and Jennie […]
March 14, 1914 — March 15, 2011 Edwin Oehlschlaeger Ed Oehlschlaeger, our wonderful, loving and cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., after a brief illness at the age of 98. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marge Oehlschlaeger; his daughters, Janet (husband Ed) Newell and […]
Nov. 23, 1917 — March 12, 2011 Stan Weston Stanley Kenneth Weston was born and raised in Berkeley, Calif. He graduated from Cal in 1941 with a BS from the Haas School of Business. As a young man Stan enjoyed music. He put himself through school as the leader of a dance band. He was […]
1955 — Nov. 15, 2010 Cheri Thurbon Cheri passed away on Nov. 15, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held March 19, at 4 p.m., at Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, Calif. Born Cheryl Elizabeth Brown in Texas in 1955, she lived briefly in Long […]
June 7, 1937 — March 8, 2011 William (Bill) Dunkak Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., and raised by his loving parents, William and Lois Dunkak, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his dear friend, Lorna (Dunkak) Wick; daughter, […]
March 13, 1934 — Feb. 5, 2011 BETTY DEGRAW Betty DeGraw passed away on Feb. 5, 2011. We will always miss her, but do not grieve her passing like those who have no hope. We are comforted in knowing that Betty’s spirit left her earthly body to be with Jesus. Betty was born Elizabeth Root Spafard […]
April 25, 1962 — Mach 4, 2011 Darlene Marie Newman, of Placerville, was born April 25, 1962, and passed away March 4, 2011. A memorial service will be held March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Federated Church in Placerville.
Feb. 25, 1922 — March 13, 2011 Ken Ruffin Kenneth Leo Ruffin passed away peacefully in Folsom on March 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife Lavinia (2005). He was the loving father of Lavinia (Larry) Uzzel, Jacque Cundall, Maureen Perry, Nina White, Mark Mitchell and the late Beverly; brother of Evelyn […]
Sept. 1, 1919 — March 10, 2011 Mary Ellen Freda was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Sept. 1, 1919, and died on March 10, 2011. She was a Placerville resident since 1998. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards and bridge at the Senior Center and Monday Club. Her husband, Michael J. Freda, preceded her […]
July 12, 1929 — March 9, 2011 Douglas Fred Bauske Douglas “Doug” passed away at the age of 81. He was born July 12, 1929, in Webster, S.D., son the late Fred William and Julia Frances Bauske. His large family moved to Auburn, Calif., in 1938; the remainder of his life was spent in Placerville. […]
December 16, 1923 – March 9, 2011 William H. Carter passed away at Marshall Hospital on March 9, 2011. He was the devoted husband of 38 years to the late Martha Carter (Jan. 2011); loving father of William (Dianne) Carter; loving step-father of Ginger (Dan) Stark and Diane Bennett; beloved grandfather of Kevin (Erika), Renee, […]
Nov. 28, 1932 – March 6, 2011 Perry D. Rudolph, born Nov. 28, 1932, in Burley, Idaho, passed away March 6, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. Perry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bobbie and is survived by his sister, Bea Kalblinger of Nampa, Idaho; sons, Jonathan and Lonnie, and the closest of friends, […]
July 29, 1918 – March 9, 2011 M. Lenore Nickey passed away peacefully at Marshall Hospital on March 9, 2011. Mrs. Nickey was born July 29, 1918, in Wallowa, Ore., and was 92 years old. She was the wife of the Late Albert Nickey; loving mother of Roger (Elizabeth) Nickey, Albert Nickey, Galen (Karen) Nickey and Beth (Don) Robinson; […]
Sept. 27, 1950 – Feb. 16, 2011 Bruce Johnson, resident of Placerville, Calif., born Sept. 27, 1950, died Feb. 16, 2011. A memorial will be held on Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Green Valley Church, Placerville, Calif.
March 20, 1943 – March 6, 2011 Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Donna S. Wilson left this earth to be with her Lord on March 6, 2011. Donna was born in Hickory, N.C., on March 20, 1943. She married her best friend Louis G. Wilson in Visalia, Calif., in 1961. With Lou, she lived a full and […]
Sept. 12, 1938 — Feb. 28, 2011 Eugene Wilson, resident of Placerville, Calif., born Sept. 12, 1938, passed away Feb. 28, 2011. No services will be held.
Dec. 3, 1911 — March 8, 2011 Elsie Montgomery Elsie Loucille Montgomery passed away peacefully at Marshall Hospital in Placerville on March 8, 2011. Born in Chapel, Neb., on Dec. 3, 1911, Elsie Loucille was 99 years old. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Montgomery (2007); beloved mother of Carl (Jane) Montgomery, […]
Jan. 5, 1944 — March 2, 2011 David J. Knooppi, 67, of Placerville, was born Jan. 5, 1944, in San Andreas, Calif., and passed away March 2, 2011, at UC Davis Medical Center. He graduated from Mark Twain Elementary School and Bret Harte High School, class of 1961. He was a manager for the El […]
Nov. 3, 1922 — Feb. 28, 2011 Eugene Roundtree Eugene H. (Gene) Rountree, a longtime resident of Kyburz, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Feb. 28, 2011, at the age of 88. Gene was Born in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 3, 1922. Shortly afterward his family moved to Allendale, Calif., and then later to […]
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 […]