Roger B. Merrill

Jan. 19, 1949 — Oct. 12, 2015 Roger B. Merrill, age 66, died at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, from complications arising from surgery. Born Jan. 19, 1949, in Preston, Idaho, he served in the U.S. Army on the ski patrol in the Bavarian Alps. He was a competitive ski jumper […]

Brett Hayes

Nov. 18, 1962 — Oct. 16, 2015 Jr. Mustang football coach, Brett Hayes, 52, of Ione, Calif., passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Brett was born in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 18, 1962, to Barbara Ann Lightbown and the late Charles Martin Hayes. Brett grew up in Angels Camp, Calif., […]

Bryan William Carnett

April 3, 1960 — Oct. 18, 2015 Bryan William Carnett, born April 3, 1960, left this world to meet Christ on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. After a short but aggressive battle with brain, bone and lung cancer, he passed away at his home in Placerville, Calif., surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Placerville, […]

Carroll “Dave” R. Davidson

Sept. 2, 1920 — Oct. 12, 2015 Dave Davidson passed away in Lodi, Calif., after a short illness on Oct. 12, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Betty Joe. He was the beloved father of Susan (Richard) Rymer, Diane (Skip) Cunningham and Wendy (Bill) Wallace; loving step-father of Mike Schumann, […]

Jean Louise (Jaques) LeMieux

Jan. 1, 1927 — Oct. 10, 2015 Jean (Jaques) LeMieux, 88, passed away in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 10, 2015, at her home in Camino, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur LeMieux; her parents, Harry and Clara (Morehart) Jaques; and four siblings, Mabel, Martha, William and Francesca. She is survived […]

Elizabeth Serene Stephens (Evans)

March 9, 1942 — Sept. 20, 2015 Elizabeth Serene Stephens (Evans) passed away at her home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at 3:15 a.m., due to heart failure while being comforted by her husband, Cecil Stephens. She was 73 years old. Serene was born in Richmond, Calif., on March 9, 1942. […]

Betty Jane Harvey-Taylor

Dec. 18, 1918 — Oct. 8, 2015 Betty J. Harvey-Taylor passed away peacefully at her home in Placerville, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2015, at the age of 96. She was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Harvey and Chet Taylor. She is survived by her […]

Evelyn Miller

Feb. 27, 1921 — Oct. 14, 2015 A most beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Evelyn Myrtle Miller was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. From a very early age, the church became her secure home and the congregations of the churches she attended all became her family. She devoted her life to those families, her husband […]

Barbara B. Silva

June 18, 1941 — Sept. 23, 2015 Barbara B. Silva, 74, passed away peacefully at her Pollock Pines, Calif., home on Sept. 23, 2015. Her children, Debora Lid and Charles Lid, and her grandson, Clinton Lid Goodrich of Los Gatos, Calif., survive her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Silva. She was […]

Theodore “Ted” Dashnaw, Ph.D., PT

Dec. 14, 1937 — Oct. 3, 2015 Theodore Edward Dashnaw of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away at home on Oct. 3, 2015. He was 77 years old. Ted was born in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 1937. He graduated from Lake Placid High School. He then attended Cortland State University for a bachelor’s […]

Elliott Robert Sheetz

Jan 26, 1983 — Oct. 7 2015 Elliott was born in Granada Hills, Calif., to loving parents George and Michelle Sheetz. He was raised in Pollock Pines, Calif. He enjoyed the gym, MMA, snowboarding, dirt bike riding and all outdoor activities. He had a passion for music and movies and loved to play the drums. […]

Larry Lee Knecht

Jan. 15, 1939 — Oct. 3, 2015 Larry Lee Knecht, age 76, died peacefully in Juneau, Alaska, with loved ones by his side following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 22 years, Nina Knecht; his daughter, Cindy Dvoracek and Rebecca Knecht and their families; his three step-children in Alaska and their families; his […]

Jerry George Moore

Nov. 13, 1932 — Oct. 1, 2015 Jerry George Moore passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 1, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine. He was the beloved father of Jerry (Denise) Moore and Jeannie (Tim) Wardlow; brother of Sharlie White, Bonnie Moffitt, Billy Moore […]

Scott Dale Andersen

June 15, 1958 — Sept. 29, 2015 Scott Dale Andersen passed away peacefully at his home in Placerville, Calif., after a battle with brain cancer on Sept. 29, 2015, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Lou Andersen. He was the beloved father of Siri (Beau) Cleveland, Ole […]

Denise Lillian Martin

Nov. 13, 1958 — Sept. 27, 2015 Longtime resident of Pollock Pines, Calif., Denise Lillian Martin passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carly; and both parents, Russell and Viola Judy. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Kenneth Scott Martin; son, Dillon Martin; […]

Susan M. Nunaly

Nov. 14, 1918 — Oct. 3, 2015 Susan M. Nunaly was born on her parents’ ranch in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 14, 1918, and passed peacefully at her home in Placerville on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Sue resided in Placerville all 96 years of her life. She attended elementary school at the Union School, located […]

Wayne Arthur Farrens

Jan. 31, 1946 — Sept. 25, 2015 Wayne Arthur Farrens, born Jan. 31, 1946, passed at his home in Placerville, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. He was a man of many talents who loved his family with everything he had. W.A. or “Dub” was a rock star; throughout the ’60s and ’70s he was […]

Sean Patric Sullivan

June 29, 1966 — Sept. 16, 2015 Sean left us Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2015. After a courageous battle with brain cancer, he is now in God’s hands in a better place. He leaves behind his son, Steven, who lives in Germany; his sister, Shanin McKavish (husband Johnny); his niece, Hailey McKavish; and his parents, […]

Bill Gene Hulsey

Jan. 29, 1937 — Aug. 8, 2015 Bill, 78, was born near Tulsa, Okla. He passed away Aug. 8, 2015, at home from complications of a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joy; son, Brian (Rebecca); and two grandsons, Dakota and Jacob. He lived in Sacramento and Cameron Park for more […]

Annie Robinson funeral notice

Nov. 14, 1934 — Oct. 2, 2015 Annie Robinson, of Placerville, Calif., born Nov. 14, 1934, died Oct. 2, 2015. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., at Rescue Baptist Church, 5201 Deer Valley Road in Rescue, Calif.

Robert “Bob” Joseph Pignatello

May 22, 1940 — Oct. 5, 2015 Robert “Bob” Joseph Pignatello passed away suddenly at home on Oct. 5, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Anne. He was the beloved father of Kathleen Silver; brother of Rosette Hill; devoted grandfather of Kristine and Andrew; and great-grandfather of C.J., Anna and […]

James George Gunderson

July 27, 1944 — Sept. 29, 2015 James George Gunderson, 71, died Sept. 29, 2015, after an extended illness. He is resting with our Lord and Savior. He was born July 27, 1944, in Sacramento, Calif., to Nils Norman and Margaret Gunderson. Margaret married Edwin A. Johnson and they moved to Placerville, Calif., where Ed […]

Robert J. Nudo

June 16, 1946 — Sept. 18, 2015 Robert J. Nudo left suddenly to be with our Lord on Sept. 18, 2015. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., June 16, 1946. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Debra Nudo; daughter, Julie and her husband, Matt Smith; four grandchildren, Jake (Katy), Dylan, Kelsey […]

James Albert Imes

April 11, 1945 — Oct. 3, 2015 James Albert Imes, born April 11, 1945, in Placerville, Calif., died peacefully at home Oct. 3, 2015. He was the son of James Alex Imes and Grace Read Imes. Jim graduated from El Dorado High School in 1963, attended college, and married Rosemary Hofmann in 1967. They were […]

Charlene Guest

March 13, 1945 — Sept. 25, 2015 Our beautiful mother flew into the arms of our savior and was reunited with our dad Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at 1:22 a.m., with her son and daughter by her side. Charlene was preceded in death by our dad, Don Guest. She is survived by her son, Ken […]

Richard Lewis Clouse

Nov. 14, 1928 — Sept. 21, 2015 Richard “Dick” Lewis Clouse died Sept. 21, 2015, from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was born in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Nov. 14, 1928, to Delbert and Doris Clouse. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean war, he went to work for the Hahn Corporation. He moved […]

Mildred Morris Anderson Nelson

Dec. 27, 1923 — Sept. 30, 2015 Mildred Morris Anderson Nelson passed away at home in Camino, Calif., on Sept. 30, 2015. She was 91. She was one of six children born to Milton D. Morris and Leah L. Morris of Pacific Ranger Station. She attended schools in Fresh Pond and Placerville, Calif., graduating from […]

Nancy Lenore Taylor

March 1, 1943 — Sept. 29, 2015 Nancy Lenore Taylor passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Sept. 29, 2015, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Byron. She was the beloved mother of Kelly (Don) Crisp, Byron J. (Cindy) Taylor and Casey (Eric) Lorenz; sister of Kathleen Topp, […]

Marilyn C. Leupold

May 28, 1924 — Sept. 21, 2015 Marilyn Colby Leupold, 91, of Brooklyn, Conn., wife of the late Ralph Pollard Leupold, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Day Kimball Hospital. Daughter of Warren Edward and Cecelia (Lindblom) Colby, she was born on May 28, 1924, in Placerville, Calif. She graduated from El […]

Irene Janine Bailey

March 7, 1924 — Sept. 10, 2015 Irene Janine Bailey went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sept. 10, 2015. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 7, 1924, to Polish immigrant parents. She lived a wonderful life filled with many adventures. She called many places home, including Alaska, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, […]

Fred R. Hogan

Jan. 18, 1936 — Sept. 10, 2015 Born Jan. 18, 1936, Fred passed quietly in his sleep on Sept. 10, 2015, in Roseville, Calif. He was 79. He was born and grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. and graduated from Buffalo Technical High School. He entered the U.S. Navy after high school and served from 1954 […]

Eugene P. Speck death notice

July 2, 1922 — Sept. 7, 2015 Eugene P. Speck, of Pollock Pines, Calif., born July 2, 1922, died Sept. 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Joyce “Joan” Ekdahl

May 16, 1932 — Sept. 24, 2015 Joyce Joan Ekdahl was born May 16, 1932, in Gonzales, Texas, and passed away Sept. 24, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., where she was a resident for 37 years. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ekdahl; four children; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; and three brothers. Chuck […]

Janice Ellen (Turlington) Wadsworth

Aug. 7, 1934 — Sept. 22, 2015 Janice Ellen (Turlington) Wadsworth passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 22, 2015. Born on Aug. 7, 1934, in Willows, Calif., she was the youngest of Grace and Willis Turlington’s three children. Always a California girl, she also lived in Oakland, Concord, Martinez, Bodega Bay and finally, in […]

Michael Dean Specht funeral notice

March 17, 1953 — Aug. 7, 2015 Michael Dean Specht, of Omo Ranch, Calif., born March 17, 1953 died Aug. 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 3, at 2 p.m., at Fanchers Tree Farm, 6581 Omo Ranch Road in Omo Ranch.

Ethel Cabral Hammero funeral notice

Oct. 1, 1934 — Sept. 17, 2015 Ethel Cabral Hammero, born Oct. 10, 1934, in Hawaii, passed away Sep. 17, 2015, in El Dorado Hills, Calif. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 12 p.m., at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif.

Lori Rochele (Williams) Patterson

Sept. 30, 1967 — Sept. 17, 2015 Lori Patterson, known to her friends and family as Lori Lou, was born Sept. 30, 1967, and passed away at her home in Placerville, Calif., on Sept. 17, 2015. She was born in Fresno to Rhonda (Giggy) and Charles “Chuck” Williams, who died in a tragic plane crash […]

Anita Gastaldi

Feb. 26, 1925 — Sept. 9, 2015 Anita Gastaldi was born in Oakland, Calif. She spent her childhood on her family’s ranch in Morgan Valley, Lake County, Calif. She rode her horse three miles to attend a one-room schoolhouse in Morgan Valley. Even as a young child she played a major part in the operation […]

Lawrence Michael “Jake” Spies Jr.

April 14, 1981 — Sept. 19, 2015. Jake Spies, 34, was an active, creative and caring soul. He had a passion for dirt bike riding, mixed martial arts, river rafting/kayaking, snowboarding and sketching. He had a love for animals and the outdoors, but the times when he was the happiest were those when he was […]

Carol May Hill

Jan. 17, 1931 — Sept. 19, 2015 Carol May Hill was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Modesto, Calif., to Percy and Ruth Bradley and passed away Sept. 19, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her two sons, Tim (Marsha) Jackson and Steve Jackson; step-daughters, Sue (Jim) Harris and Gail Neu; siblings, Margaret Wilkinson, […]

Michael Lee McDaniel

Oct. 3, 1970 — July 23, 2015 Michael was born in Napa, Calif, to parents Danny McDaniel and Rebecca Schaeffer. He moved to Placerville, Calif., with his dad, where he attended Gold Oak Elementary and El Dorado High. He played football and graduated in 1988. He went on to Sierra College and studied to become […]

E. Clark Smith

Oct. 17, 1922 — Sept. 14, 2015 E. Clark Smith was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Redondo Beach, Calif. He passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., at home surrounded by family on Sept. 14, 2015. He was a resident of Placerville since 1946. Clark’s father was a principal and his mother a teacher in Camino, […]

Craven Alcott

Feb. 23, 1952 — Sept. 10, 2015 Craven Alcott, 63, of The Sea Ranch, Calif., died of natural causes on Sept. 10, 2015. She was born in Gainesville, Fla., and resided in Northern California for the past 25 years. With a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida, Craven began her career with […]

Dorothy “Dottie” Yvonne Amaro

Nov. 7, 1950 — Sept. 15, 2015 Dottie Yvonne Amaro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) and acute myeloid leukemia. Dottie is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 48 years, Allen; daughters, Rhonda (Dennis) Chambliss and Natalie (Chris) Johnston; grandchildren, Victoria and Maddie Chambliss […]

George Wallace Taylor long version

June 8, 1927 — Sept. 7, 2015 George Wallace Taylor, 88 years old, passed away at home on Sept. 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born at home on June 8, 1927, in South Central Los Angeles to Nellie and William Taylor, the third of three boys. In the early […]