Cecelia Ann Varenkamp

Sept. 22, 1925 — July 10, 2015 Cecelia, known as “Ceil,” and “Cici,” Ann Varenkamp passed on July 10, 2015, just short of her 90th birthday, due to congestive heart failure following a stroke in 2012 in Placerville, Calif. Retiring in 1977 with her husband, William “Bill” Varenkamp and moving to Placerville, she enjoyed 38 […]

Margrit Kuratli Hendricks shorter obit

March 20, 1939 — July 23, 2015 Margrit Kuratli Hendricks of Placerville, Calif., passed away on July 23, 2015, at the age of 76. She will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her generosity and kindness to anyone she met and her commitment to living each day with sincerity and passion. To […]

Barbara “Bobbie” Davidson Bunch

Jan. 3, 1934 — Aug. 12, 2015 Barbara “Bobbie” Davidson Bunch died Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 81. Bobbie was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 3, 1934. Her family moved to Pleasant Valley, Calif., in 1947. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1951. She resided in Camino, Calif., until […]

Eric Moss

Sept. 13, 1965 — Aug. 15, 2015 Eric Moss, beloved son and brother, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Edda Moss; brother, Ken Moss; sister, Jeanina Brewster; niece, Jennifer Brewster; brother-in-law, Robert Brewster; daughters, Mercedes Moss, Shelby Grace Moss and Chloe Nagel; wife, Amy Nagel; nieces, Ashley Moss, […]

Cyril Ray Moore

July 11, 1922 — Aug. 14, 2015 A much-loved husband, father and grandfather, Cyril Ray Moore (who preferred the name “Ray”), 93, of Camino, Calif., passed away peacefully at a care center on Aug. 14, 2015. He was born July 11, 1922, in the San Jose, Calif., area, and resided in El Dorado County, Calif., […]

Roger Caesar

May 5, 1945 — Aug. 10, 2015 On Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, Roger Caesar passed on to be with God. He was a 10-year mountain resident, an Illinois native and a lifelong lover of the outdoors. He was at home with his wife of 45 years, JoAnn, and died peacefully in his sleep. Roger’s long battle with […]

Emily J. (Pitzner) Johnston

Nov. 1, 1938 — Aug. 1, 2015 Gone too soon, Emily J. (Pitzner) Johnston, a loving wife, caring mother, proud grandmother and friend, was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 1, 1938, and passed away unexpectedly in Placerville, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2015. Emily grew up in California and graduated in 1955 from McClatchy High […]

Tyler Jason Allen

Aug. 14, 1991 — Aug. 11, 2015 Tyler Jason Allen, our son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and beloved friend, passed from his earthly home to his home in Heaven on Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 23 in Placerville, Calif. Tyler was born in Modesto, Calif. The family relocated to Placerville when he was […]

Jim Ray

June 10, 1949 — June 30, 2015 Jim Ray, born in Inglewood, Calif., on June 10, 1949, passed away in his beautiful Pollock Pines home on June 30, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Vicky; daughters, Kimberly (Bryan) Ramirez and Kirsten Ray; his father, James H. Ray Sr.; his sister, […]

George Walter Haruff

Dec. 11, 1935 — Aug. 11, 2015 George Walter Haruff passed away in Rescue, Calif., after a long illness on Aug. 11, 2015. He was the loving husband of 37 years to Caroline Haruff; beloved father of Kimberly Gish Baker and Kelly (Martin) Cordova; brother of Jim (Sue) Haruff; and devoted grandfather of Brandon, Nathaniel, […]

Myrtle May Sherman

Sept. 7, 1928 — Aug. 11, 2015 Myrtle May Sherman, of Fair Oaks, Calif., a native of Sacramento, Calif., passed away Aug. 11, 2015, at age 86. She was the wife of the late Leland Sherman; loving mother of Roger (Joy) Sherman, Carol (Robert) Johnston, Nancy Piercy, Jayne Rath, Randall (Debbie) Sherman, Elizabeth Vernon and the […]

Michael Scott Hallenbeck

April 12, 1994 — Aug. 8, 2015 Michael “Mikey” died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 8 when a tree fell on him as he was fighting a fire near Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort with the US Forest Service. Visit fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3849188 for details. Michael was born in Folsom, Calif., and raised in Shingle Springs, Calif. He […]

Margrit Kuratli Hendricks

March 20, 1939 — July 23, 2015 Margrit Kuratli Hendricks of Placerville, Calif., passed away on July 23, 2015, at the age of 76. She will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her generosity and kindness to anyone she met and her commitment to living each day with sincerity and passion. Margrit […]

Anton “Tony” Schuh

May 3, 1925 — Aug. 7, 2015 Tony died peacefully at home with his daughter, Diana, and friend and companion, Rosalie, by his side. He was born on a farm in Wisconsin and moved to California after serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1947. He worked as a truck driver/owner for Time-DC for 33 […]

Joan Marie Christiansen Halls

Feb. 25, 1937 — July 4, 2015 Joannie, as her friends referred to her, was a graduate of Capuchino High School in Millbrae, Calif. She was born in Petaluma, Calif., then her parents relocated to Lomita Park, now known as Millbrae/San Bruno, Calif. She had many fond memories of her childhood in the small community. […]

Stephen “Steve” Collins

Dec. 26, 1937 — Aug. 3, 2015 Stephen “Steve” Collins passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 3, 2015, at Mather VA Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. He often expressed that he was a fortunate person who was privileged to have loving friends and family and he experienced countless meaningful adventures in his lifetime. Steve is survived by […]

Margaret “Betty” Elizabeth Grass Dilts

July 2, 1920 — July 25, 2015 Margaret “Betty” Elizabeth Grass Dilts was 95 years old when she passed away peacefully on a sunny day in Placerville, Calif., surrounded by her loving family, friends, flowers and music. It was a beautiful beginning to her next adventure. Mom lived a very full life. A 5th-generation Californian, […]

Dorothy Jane McHenry-Hicks

Jan. 4, 1924 — July 5, 2015 Dorothy Jane (nee Lavelle) McHenry-Hicks passed away at Western Slope Skilled Nursing Facility on July 5, 2015, at age 91. She was a native of Placerville, Calif., having been born at the old Sanitarium on Jan. 4, 1924. Dorothy and her older sister, Ruth, were raised by their […]

Frederick C. McKain

March 1, 1927 — April 30, 2015 Frederick C. McKain was born March 1, 1927, in Glasgow, Scotland, to William and Henrietta (Coats) McKain. He passed away peacefully at his home in Placerville, Calif., on April 30, 2015, with his family by his side. He is survived by his sons, Douglas and Gregory; sister, Rose […]

Betty P. Bacchi

Jan. 17, 1922 — July 29, 2015 Betty was born in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 17, 1922. She passed away at home on July 29, 2015, in Lotus, Calif., where she spent her last days receiving visitors and spending time with her family. She married Francis Bacchi on May 22, 1948, and moved to El […]

Ronald Richmond Cunnington

Aug. 26, 1933 — July 27, 2015 A resident of Placerville since 1975, Ron passed away peacefully at his home with family nearby. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Lloy; along with four children, Jeannie Radney of Sacramento, Gary Cunnington of Modesto, Roger Cunnington of Placerville and Jon Cunnington of Loomis. He […]

John David Sethre

Aug. 22, 1925 — Aug. 4, 2015 John Sethre passed away Aug. 4, 2015, just shy of his 90th birthday, after a brief battle with lung and bone cancer. He married Evelyn Koleada on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1956, in Montebello, Calif. “Evie” preceded him in death in 2007. John’s very full life began in […]

Jack D. Earles

July 31, 1951 — July 31, 2015 Jack D. Earles was born July 31, 1951, in Compton, Calif., and entered into rest on July 31, 2015. He is survived by James, Linda, and Johnny Earles. Jack grew up in Fresno, Calif., and El Dorado County, Calif. He served his country in the Vietnam war and […]

John Riffey

Nov. 16, 1935 — July 17, 2015 John Riffey, of Sequim, Wash., leaves his wife, Julie; sons, Jeff and Jon; sister, Elizabeth Brown; brother, Floyd Riffey; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother; father; five brothers; and son, Greg. John was a graduate of ECHS and a veteran of […]

Bernard Grover Ryan

Dec. 10, 1929 — Aug. 2, 2015 Bernie was born Dec. 10, 1929, at his grandparents’ home on Grove Avenue in North Sacramento, Calif., to Bernard C. Ryan and Alta “Mamie” Lyon, and left the arms of his loving family on Aug. 2, 2015. The Ryan and Lyon families arrived in Hagginwood (now Sacramento), some […]

Margaret “Peggy” Templeton Enochs Smith

Sept. 10, 1943 — July 29, 2015 Margaret “Peggy” Templeton Enochs Smith, age 71, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2015. She was born on Sept. 10, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind. She attended Mount Diablo High School in Concord, Calif., class of 1961. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, […]

Vincent “Vince” Kane

Dec. 12, 1936 — July 28, 2015 Vincent “Vince” Kane of Plymouth, Calif., passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 78, attended by his wife, Carol; brother, Frank; sister-in-law, Marilyn; and Carol’s sister, Rosalie. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 12, 1936, to the late John and Esther (Haviland) Kane, […]

Donald Gerard Nelson

April 22, 1948 — August 2, 2015 Donald Gerard Nelson passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2015, after a short illness. He is survived by his sister, Lois (Rich) Fryer of Crestview, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Nelson and Mary J. Damratoski. He also leaves behind a very […]

Penny Lee Martin-Bross

Jan. 19, 1962 — July 25, 2015 Penny Lee Martin-Bross passed away suddenly at home in Pollock Pines, Calif., on July 25, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Martin Bross. She was the beloved mother of Dustin Martin; stepmother of Jason (Sandy) Bross, Annette (Jason) Himelick, Kyle (Jessica) Bross and […]

Janis Darlene O’Malley

Aug. 8, 1944 — July 31, 2015 Janis Darlene O’Malley died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, surrounded by her family in her home in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born to the late Roy Skiles and Elinor Bacoccini Skiles on Aug. 8, 1944, in Placerville, Calif. She spent most of her life in Placerville, […]

Edward L. Pomato

March 17, 1943 — July 21, 2015 Edward L. Pomato, age 72, died on Thursday, July 21, 2015, at Western Slope Health Center in Placerville, Calif., from Melanoma. He was born in Oakland, Calif. raised in Sacramento, Calif., and lived his retirement years in Outingdale, Calif. Ed’s humor, cheer, laughter and willingness to always help others […]

Betsy Ripley

June 14, 1922 — June 7, 2015 Betsy Ripley was born in June of 1922 and spent her early years in Downey, Calif. Her family were Sunkist orange growers who had settled in the region in the mid-1800s. They owned the Ball & Tweedy Packing House and farm lands in Downey which were instrumental in […]

Vincent Kane

Dec. 12, 1936 — July 28, 2015 Vincent Kane, of Plymouth, Calif., born Dec. 12, 1936, died July 28, 2015. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s of the Mountains Catholic Church, 18765 Church Street in Plymouth, Calif.

Robert “Bob” Nichols

Oct. 9, 1930 – June 13, 2015 Robert “Bob” Nichols, of Placerville, Calif., born Oct. 9, 1930, died June 13, 2015. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. Refreshments will be served.

Robert “Bob” Doerr

May 19, 1948 — July 20, 2015 Robert “Bob” Doerr passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on July 20, 2015. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Vickie; two sons, Paul and Michael; a daughter-in-law; and five grandchildren. Bob loved life and loved his family. A celebration of life will be held at […]

Thorne L. Barrager

Jan. 29, 1948 — July 22, 2015 Thorne Leigh Barrager, 67, of Placerville, Calif., passed away suddenly on July 22, 2015, while backpacking the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. He was born Jan. 20, 1948, in Owatonna, Minn. He retired to Placerville from a 30-year career with Exxon Mobil. During his career in the oil […]

Muriel Steinwall Humenick

March 28, 1926 — July 15, 2015 Muriel Esther (Steinwall) Humenick was born in Summit, Ill., on March 28, 1926, and passed away in her beloved garden on July 15, 2015. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago and went to college at the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband, William Humenick, […]

Joanne Handshy

Oct. 16, 1946 – June 29, 2015 Joanne passed away unexpectedly from cardiogenic shock in Sacramento. She was born in San Jose, Calif. and moved to El Dorado County in 1993 with her husband Ron. They were married in Pacific Grove, Calif. in 1982 and would have celebrated 33 years of marriage this November. In addition to Ron […]

Lois G. Pratt

Feb. 23, 1931 — July 25, 2015 Lois G. Pratt died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family as she requested. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Lori Edison Aldridge. She leaves behind her children, Joni Edison, Linda Edison Garrett, John Edison and Sissy (Orianna) Phillips; grandchildren, Lisa Aldridge Ford, Jason Aldridge, […]

Loretta Hudelson

May 16, 1943 — July 11, 2015 The angels whispered, “Come join us,” and she was gone. Loretta Hudelson, an active resident of the Mt. Aukum area, passed peacefully while at home with family members by her side on the morning of Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born in Martinez, Calif., to Clovis and […]

Richard Gonzalez

June 6, 1938 – June 12, 2015 Richard Gonzalez, born on June 6, 1938 in Oxnard, Calif., passed away in Diamond Springs on June 12, 2015. In early adulthood, Richard traveled the country with a religious order until settling in El Dorado County in 1978. He was a painting contractor until he retired, but his […]

Jennie Bernice Bumbaca

March 20, 1936 – July 12, 2015 Jennie was born to John Sr. and Dorothy Williams in Palo Alto, Calif. She was married to the late Robert Frank Bumbaca on March 22, 1952 for over 50 years. Jennie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her brother John […]

Keith Caldwell

May 30, 1928  –  July 16, 2015 Keith Caldwell passed away peacefully in Folsom on July 16. He was the loving husband of 41 years to Carol Caldwell who passed away in February of this year. Keith is the beloved father of Chris Andersen of Pollock Pines, Bill Caldwell of Elk Grove, Dennis (Michele) Andersen […]

Joan I. Robbins

May 10, 1939 – July 17, 2015 Cameron Park resident Joan I. Robbins, born May 10, 1939 in San Francisco passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Friday July 17.  She is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many, many friends.  Joan thoroughly enjoyed art and music. As a painter, she […]