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Ernest Nick “Bud” Andrew

Dec. 11, 1924 — June 27, 2015 Bud Andrews was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Richmond, Calif., to Emma and Nickolas Andrews. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in Europe and later worked as a cabinet maker for 42 years. He married Virginia King in 1956. They moved from Alamo, Calif., […]

Frederick H. Krupp

Aug. 29, 1919 — June 25, 2015 Fred passed away peacefully on June 25, 2015, with family nearby. He was born in New York and married Dorothy Golder after World War II, in which he severed his country in the Air Force overseas in Germany and England as an Aircraft Mechanic. Fred and Dorothy were […]

Rhoda Suezann Garcia

Dec. 26, 1937 — June 26, 2015 Rhoda Suezann Garcia, 77, resident of Placerville, Calif., for 56 years, died June 26, 2015. She was born in Oroville, Calif., on Dec. 26, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Theodore Garcia; and 10 siblings. She is survived by her son, Raymond Garcia, daughter, […]

Priscilla Lynn Petanovich

Aug. 18, 1950 — June 14, 2015 Priscilla Lynn Petanovich went to be with the lord on June 14, 2015. She was born on Aug. 18, 1950, to Woody and Betty Downing in Placerville, Calif. She spent the majority of her life in Diamond Springs, Calif., as full time mother for her three boys and […]

Felicia “Babe” Baer Moseley

Dec. 6, 1938 — June 23, 2015 Babe passed away peacefully at her home on June 23, 2015, with family near. She was born in Nebraska. Her family moved to California in 1941. Babe was preceded in death by her husband, James; sons, James D. and Thomas; and her grandchildren, Monica and Jon James “J.J.” […]

Marco Antonio Ramos

March 22, 1963 — June 23, 2015 Marco Antonio Ramos passed away suddenly on June 23, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif., he was 52. Marco came from Mexico to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a restaurateur. He worked for and was guided by his cousins, Jaime, Pepe, Hector and Polo Ramos, working his […]

Arlene Meril Reite

Feb. 27, 1935 — June 16, 2015 Arlene Meril Reite left this earthly home early Tuesday morning and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Arlene was born in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 27, 1935, to parents James Elmer Winterbottom and Evelyn Hendricks. In 1955, she met and married John Bernhard Reite. In 1957, […]

Frank H. Hudson funeral notice

Dec. 6, 1943 — June 1, 2015 Frank H. Hudson, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., born Dec. 6, 1943, died June 1, 2015. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Frank’s house.

Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Bratton

July 17, 1941 — June 16, 2015 Jeff passed away peacefully on June 16, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., with his family at his side. He was born July 17, 1941, in Sacramento, Calif., the eldest child of Alan Reid Bratton and Helen Pauline Bratton of Farmington, Calif. Jeff left his mark in the motorcycle roadracing […]

Allison Ann King

Feb. 7, 1953 — May 19, 2015 Allison Ann King was born Feb. 7, 1953, in Whittier, Calif. She passed away on May 19, 2015, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Keith and Barbara King of Los Gatos; and brother, Keith King. She is survived by her son, Eugene […]

Eugene August Dammel

March 8, 1930 — June 20, 2015 Eugene August Dammel passed away suddenly on June 20, 2015. He was 85 years old. Eugene was born to parents John and Alice Dammel in Havilah, Wash. He graduated from Washington State University in 1952 and married his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Esslinger, that same year. Subsequently […]

Donna Krongard

April 28, 1952 — June 17, 2015 Donna Krongard, of Somerset, Calif., lost her battle with cancer in the home and care of her daughters in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She is survived by two daughters, Nina and Sandra; five grandchildren, Timothy, Christina, Alexis, Lucy and Veronica; her father, Elmer Watts; two brothers, Dean and Danny; […]

George William Wanninger

Oct. 18, 1932 — June 4, 2015 George Wanninger was born in Germany and came to California with his Mom and Dad in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He was a chef and owned his own restaurants in San Francisco, Calif., and Marin County. He moved with his family […]

Jane Simonsen Stanley

March 9, 1946 — June 15, 2015 Jane Simonsen Stanley, a resident of Rescue, Calif., passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Roseville, Calif., after a courageous two-year struggle with cancer. She was born to Chris Simonsen and Bernice Pearson Simonsen on March 9, 1946, in Astoria, Ore., the second of three daughters. The […]

Charles Henry Grasmick

Aug. 3, 1947 — May 10, 2015 Charles Henry Grasmick, of El Dorado, Calif., born Aug. 3, 1947, died May 10, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado. The celebration will be a […]

Henry Fonseca

Nov. 3, 1923 — June 14, 2015 Henry Fonseca, 91, peacefully passed away at his home in Sacramento, Calif., on June 14, 2015. He was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Sacramento to Elsie and John Fonseca. The eldest of seven children, Henry attended local schools and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. After graduation, he […]

Robert “Bob” Nichols

Oct. 9, 1930 — June 13, 2015 Robert “Bob” Nichols, a third-generation El Dorado County native, passed away peacefully following a long illness on June 13, 2015. He was 84. Bob was born at the Larkin Place in east Diamond Springs, Calif., in 1930. The son of Elinor and Clarence “Bud” Nichols, he was the […]

Cora Lee Lord

Nov. 25, 1933 — June 14, 2015 Cora Lee Lord passed away in her home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by family the morning of June 14, 2015. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to parents Ira and Mabel Browning. She was happily married to her husband, Bud Lord, for 58 years. Cora and […]

Edward Charles Petersen

Dec. 20, 1951 — May 13, 2015 Edward Charles Petersen, age 63, died in his home in Diamond Springs, Calif., on May 13, 2015. He was born Dec. 20, 1951, son of Carles Emil Petersen of Diamond Springs and the late Dora (Hibbard) Petersen. Edward is survived by his son, Shane Edward Petersen; his daughter, […]

Virginia “Ginny” Gertrude Andrews

April 11, 1925 — June 11, 2015 Virginia “Ginny” Andrews was born April 11, 1925, to Gertrude and Arthur King in Oakland, Calif. Ginny married Ernest “Bud” Andrews on Aug. 5, 1956. She worked for New York Life Insurance Company for 21 years before retiring and moving with her husband to Camino, Calif., in 1968. […]

Dr. Lester Luther

April 19, 1931 — June 6, 2015 Lester Charles Luther was born on April 19, 1931, in Joliet, Ill., and died on June 6, 2015, in Cameron Park, Calif. He was a Korean War era veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He earned his bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne and a doctorate from Arizona […]

Claudia M. Senior (nee Artherton)

Nov. 19, 1956 — May 5, 2015 Claudia lost her battle with ALS on May 5, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. The daughter of Mary and Ralph Artherton, Claudia grew up in Scottsbluff, Neb., and joined the Air Force after high school. She was assigned to McClellan AFB, where she met and married her […]

Jeanie Marie Simmons

May 26, 1953 — June 8, 2015 Jeanie Marie Simmons passed away on June 8, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Robert Roy Simmons; her two sons, Tim and Mike; her daughter-in-law, Madeline; her three grandchildren, Carlie, Aiden and Allison; her brother, Cappie and wife, Karen; and her cousins, nieces, and […]

Dorothy Mae Palmer

April 17, 1934 — May 6, 2015 Dorothy was born Dorothy Mae Rider in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 17, 1934, to Harold Charles Rider and Jessie M. Nicholson. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Douglas Clifford Palmer; four children, Cheri Painter, Rhonda Thorsell, Kirk Palmer and Kathleen Colgan; 12 grandchildren; […]

Terry Lee (Tash) Roggy

Sept. 6, 1943 — May 30, 2015 The spirit of Terry Lee Roggy left her earthly body on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the age of 71, in the town of El Dorado, Calif. She was born in Denver, Colo., on Sept 6, 1943, to parents Richard and Kathleen Tash, but her most of her […]

Catherine Lucille Bado

July 11, 1935 — May 29, 2015 Catherine Bado passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born July 11, 1935 in McKeesport, Pa., the youngest child of Paul and Katherine Perisich. She graduated Clairton High School and went on to study music at Virginia Intermont College. She met her […]

Gayle Margaret Strickland

March 16, 1940 — June 7, 2015 Gayle was born Gail Margaret Lewis in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 16, 1940, to Glen Howard Lewis and Virginia Ruth Lewis. After her parents passed at an early age, she was raised by her uncle, Clayor, and aunt, Madge Strickland. At that time she changed her name […]

Patricia Ruth Lilly

Sept. 3, 1939 — June 4, 2015 Patricia Ruth Lilly was born on Sept. 3, 1939, in Artesia, Calif., and passed away on June 4, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gordon Lilly; two daughters, Beverly Louise Martin and Roberta Mae Lilly; three grandchildren, Matthew, Eddie and Anthony; […]

Harry Herman Heuser

Dec. 27, 1930 — June 4, 2015 Harry Herman Heuser died peacefully June 4, 2015, at his home after a long illness. He was born in Galeton, Pa., on Dec. 27, 1930. He married his high school sweetheart, Iva Balmer Aistrup, on Sept. 9, 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean war. He worked […]

Robert “Bob” Allen Merrill II

1948 — June 3, 2015 Robert “Bob” Allen Merrill II died peacefully on June 3, 2015, with his family at his side. He is survived by his children, Gabby, Carly, Michael and Holly; his grandsons, Ben, Mason, Maverick and William; and brother and sister, Gordon and Jennifer. He was preceded in death by his parents […]

Donald Robert Ross Sr.

Nov. 19, 1921 — June 6, 2015. Don, born in Modesto, Calif., was the oldest of eight children. He married his sweet, Anna, on July 30, 1946. They were happily married for 68 years. Don worked as a self-employed General Contractor and demonstrated excellent craftsmanship. He retired in his late 70s when he and his […]

Kenneth Barnett O’Farrell

Nov. 28, 1930 — June 4, 2015 Kenneth Barnett O’Farrell passed away at his home in El Dorado Hills, Calif., on June 4, 2015, at the age of 84. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 28, 1930, to Kenneth and Marguerite O’Farrell. Ken spent his early childhood years in Los Angeles, Culver […]

David Eugene Searles

March 2, 1951 — April 22, 2015 David Eugene Searles passed away peacefully as a result of lymphoma on April 22, 2015, with family by his side. He was the youngest of four sons, born March 2, 1951, in El Paso, Texas, to Colonel Jasper Lemlie Searles and Edith Amelia Searles. David grew up in […]

Howard Calvin Payne

Nov. 15, 1924 — May 31, 2015 Howard Calvin Payne, a native son of Virginia, passed peacefully from his home in Diamond Springs, Calif., on May 31, 2015, surrounded by family. Born in Lynchburg, Va., on Nov. 15, 1924, he was the youngest son of Claud and Ida Quisenberry Payne. After a childhood in Roanoke, […]

Donat Gillman Lenney

April 25, 1937 — June 6, 2015 Donat Gillman Lenney was born April 25, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed away June 6, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., surrounded by family. He was a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma, Calif., and a graduate of the University of San Francisco, where […]

William “Papa Bill” L. Nickel

March 15, 1929 — June 1, 2015 William “Papa Bill” L. Nickel was born Seattle, Wash. He served his country during the Korean war. After his military service he completed his bachelor’s degree at SJSU. While Executive Vice President of the National Safety Council, Bill worked with notable officials, such as Ronald Reagan and Dianne […]

Jeanne Carolyn (White) Peterson

Nov. 16, 1940 — May 30, 2015 Jeanne was a resident of Garden Valley, Calif., and resided in El Dorado County for nearly 65 years. Never one to inconvenience anyone, she entered her last hours in this life last Friday night, making it possible for her entire immediate family to be by her side. She […]

Arthur “Bo” Paul Garrahan

Oct. 19, 1941 — May 30, 2015 Art Garrahan was born in Newark, N.J. He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack at his home in Cameron Park, Calif. He lived in El Dorado County for 40 years. Art is survived by his wife of 51 wonderful years, Dee; his children, Jeff (wife […]

William E. Byrne

Sept. 14, 1928 — May 16, 2015 William “Bill” Byrne, who was appointed to the California Superior Court at the age of 35 and continued serving the community after 23 years as a judge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Folsom, Calif., surrounded by his loved ones. He was 86. Bill Byrne […]

Henry “Hank” Deines

July 4, 1931 — May 17, 2015 Hank Deines passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. His loving wife of 41 years, Janet, and his family were with him. He was born in Albion, Neb., on July 4, 1931. In 1953 he graduated from the University of Nebraska Pharmacy School and moved to […]

Bobbie Joe Ruth

July 20, 1933 — April 29, 2015 On April 29, 2015, Bobbie Joe Ruth went on his journey. He will be missed by his friends and family. He is now dancing in heaven with his family and friends that were waiting for him. Bobbie was born in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 20, 1933, to John […]

CB Smart

1943 — May 16, 2015 CB Smart died peacefully in Kaiser Hospital (North) in Sacramento, Calif., on May 16, 2015, four days after a major stroke. She battled many critical illnesses for years. She leaves behind her husband of almost 49 years, Bob; their son, Alan (AJ), who lives in Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Brandon […]

Gregory Eugene Smith Sr.

April 2, 1941 — May 28, 2015 A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Gregory Eugene Smith Sr. joined loved ones in Heaven on May 28, 2015, passing at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., after a long illness. He was born to Eugene “Bud” and Vivian Smith on April 2, 1941, in Klamath Falls Ore., […]

Edith “Patty” Lynnetta Gibson

Dec. 2, 1940 — May 27, 2015 Patty Gibson was born Dec. 2, 1940, in Ely, Nev., and passed away May 27, 2015, at home in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her husband, William Gibson; children, Deborah Wentworth, Diana Myers, Darcy Villalobos, Joy Anna Eberle, Chere Klein and Bill Gibson Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 11 […]

Lawrence Stephen Hicks

Sept. 4, 1961 — May 24, 2015 Lawrence Stephen Hicks was born Sept. 4, 1961, to Franklin and Roberta Hicks in Placerville, Calif. He was the third of seven children. He was always known as Lawrence until joining the U. S. Air Force in 1980, where he immediately became “Larry” and the name remained the […]

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