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 […]

Robert “Bob” Joe Gatlin Sr.

June 8, 1930 — May 25, 2015 Robert Joe Gatlin was born on June 8, 1930, in Lonewolf, Okla., and passed away on May 25, 2015, in Diamond Springs, Calif. He was a resident of El Dorado County for 60 years. Bob is survived by his children, Jerry Gatlin and Dennis and Loretta Gonnella; grandchildren, […]

Mary Valerie Majewski

June 16, 1913 — May 21, 2015 Mary Valerie Majewski was born on June 16, 1913, of Polish immigrant parents in Detroit, Mich. She passed away peacefully on May 21, 2015, surrounded by her family in Placerville, Calif. She was a beloved wife and mother whose strong faith and love of family sustained her for […]

Cara D. Hutchinson

Feb. 17, 1962 — May 15, 2015 Cara D. Hutchinson passed away suddenly at home in Rancho Murieta, Calif., on May 15, 2015. She was the loving daughter of Helga Tixel and the late Reinhard Tixel and brother of Arno Tixel. She leaves behind many relatives in the U.S. and in Europe. Cara was born […]

Lance Dorian Callender

July 2, 1960 — May 11, 2015 Drifting into our hearts, Lance Dorian Callender left an imprint that will last an eternity. In 2011, nomadic Lance drifted into Hangtown on his steel horse, sporting a Stetson hat and Langlitz jacket in quest of an aromatic vintage cigar. Driven by an old historian soul and adventurous […]

Richard S. Taylor

Sept. 16, 1943 — May 21, 2015 Richard passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 21, 2015. He had lived in Rescue, El Dorado County, Calif., since 1980 with his wife of 47 years, Marilyn. Richard is survived by his wife; daughter, Karen Carter of Placerville; two grandchildren; and his son, John Taylor of […]

Larry Hansen

Nov. 24, 1954 — May 12, 2015 Larry was born in Eureka, Calif. He was the son of Edie and Earl Hansen; loving husband of Debora Hansen; and father to Dannan Dittmar, Amie Muramoto, Rachel Baxley and Amy Mason. He was greatly adored by many grandchildren. Larry lived on the Divide for the past six happy […]

Paul E. Nesbitt

Dec. 25, 1943 — Feb. 21, 2015 Dr. Paul E. Nesbitt, Ph.D., passed in his sleep Feb. 21, 2015, at age 71. Born on Christmas day in Baltimore, Md., he also lived in Florida; Washington; Calgary, Canada; California; and Nevada. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Paula; son, Erik-Paul (Kimra); daughter, Janelle Sawyer; […]

Cassandra Elizabeth Marks

March 2, 1996 — May 18, 2015 The most beautiful ray of light, Cassy, passed away May 18, 2015, on her way to work at 4:05 a.m. Cassy is survived by her fiancé, Dakota Neilsen; loving parents, Michelle Wilson, Terry Marks and step-dads, Jim Taylor and Bret Hopper; grandparents, Chet and Tina Wilson; uncles, Byron […]

Neal Evert Sisson

Aug. 27, 1925 — May 19, 2015 Neal Evert Sisson passed away at home after a stroke in October 2014 on May 19, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Adele. He was the brother of Ord Sisson of Reno, Nev., Gene (Brenda) Sisson of Etna, Calif., and Ethel (Vernon) Sheperd […]

James Dunleavy

Dec. 16, 1942 — May 1, 2015 James Dunleavy passed away on May 1, 2015, at his home in Placerville, Calif., at the age of 72, following a courageous fight against cancer. After graduating from Lehigh University, Jim served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, having seen duty at the U.S. Naval […]

William Byrne funeral notice

Sept. 14, 1928 — May 16, 2015 William Byrne, of Cameron Park, Calif., born Sept. 14, 1928, died May 16, 2015. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

George Longshore Cook Sr.

Dec. 30, 1924 — May 17, 2015 George Longshore Cook Sr. passed away surrounded by his family on May 17, 2015. He was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Sacramento, Calif., to loving parents Carroll Adams Cook and Margaret Ivys Cook, and descended from a pioneer family that mined in the Grass Valley area. He met […]

Pamela Joyce Laird

Feb. 11, 1950 — Jan. 14, 2015 Pamela Joyce Laird. 64, of Placerville, Calif., died on Jan. 14, 2015. She was born to the late Max and Mildred Wolf on Feb. 11, 1950, in San Francsico, Calif. She graduated from Westlake High School in 1968 and received her teaching credential from Chapman University in 1995. […]