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. […]

Patricia Carole-Mae Perrin

1925 — 2015 Former Ashland writer and teacher, Patricia “Patty” Perrin, died April 4, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She was 89. Known for the wit, insight and honesty of her popular newspaper columns, “At My Age,” Patty will be remembered not only for her love of life, but for her ability as a writer to […]

David “Dave Waggy” Keith Waggoner funeral notice

July 22, 1961 — April 20, 2015 David “Dave Waggy” Keith Waggoner, of Shingle Springs, Calif., born July 22, 1961, died April 20, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif.

John Stephen Lomagno funeral notice

Sept. 7, 1968 — April 25, 2015 John Stephen Lomagno, born Sept. 7, 1968, died April 25, 2015. A service will be held Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m., at Saint John the Baptist Church in Folsom, Calif.

Elizabeth Anne Richter

June 5, 1934 — April 6, 2015 Elizabeth Anne Richter passed away after a brief illness on April 6, 2015. She was born to Claude and Nelle Lewis on June 5, 1934, and was proud to be a third generation Placervillian. She was a passionate traveler, having worked for the Red Cross in Germany and […]

Sarah S. Septer

April 16, 1955 — April 13, 2015 Sarah passed away unexpectedly at home and is now in the loving arms of Jesus. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Bowen; and brother, John Bowen.She is survived by her mother, Betty Wallace of Washington; daughter, Sally Septer of Oregon; brother, Steve Bowen (Julie) of […]

Charles Henry Grasmick

Aug. 3, 1947 — May 10, 2015 Charles Henry Grasmick passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 10, 2015, after six years battling colon cancer. He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 26 years, Twila; four siblings, Rick, Judy, Steve and Richard; and all of his children, Rob, Lisa, Laura, Charles, […]

Melvin Joseph Stoddard

Sept. 8, 1934 — April 22, 2015 Mel Stoddard passed away on April 22, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., having turned 80 last September, becoming a great-grandfather four days earlier and only hours after celebrating his 59th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; sister, JoAnn (Elson); brother, Bob; four children, Bob, Steve, Leanne […]

Neill Stromberg

1948-2015 Neill Stromberg suffered a sudden unexplained attack to his auto immune system on March 14th, that eventually took his life on May 1. Although not always able to respond, he was aware of, and appreciated, the outpouring of love and support from numerous family and friends during his hospitalization. He was one of six […]

David “Dave Waggy” Keith Waggoner

July 22, 1961 — April 20, 2015 Dave was born July 22, 1961, in Alaska, while his father was serving his country in the U.S. Army, and passed away April 20, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. His family moved to Dublin, Calif., where they lived for several years, until moving to Shingle Springs, Calif. Dave lived […]

Kenneth Ray Watkins

May 25, 1925 — May 2, 2015 Kenneth Ray Watkins peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., on May 2, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach, Calif. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that […]

Rev. Marlin J. Sampson

Feb. 1, 1923 — April 23, 2015 The Rev. Marlin James Sampson was born in Chickasha, Okla., on Feb. 1, 1923, and passed away on April 23, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was 92 years old. Florence Evalyn (McBride), his wife of 67 years, preceded him in death on June 12, 2013. Rev. Sampson served […]

Cindy Sutherland

July 26, 1959 — April 22, 2015 Cindy Sutherland was born July 26, 1959, in Placerville, Calif., to Wilson and Pauline Hamp. She departed this life on April 22, 2015, at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was married to Robert Douglas Sutherland III on July 3, 1987. Cindy attended high school in Placerville. She worked at […]

Jeanne Pridmore

Dec. 13, 1925 — May 8, 2015 Jeanne Pridmore, longtime Placerville, Calif., resident, passed away peacefully May 8, 2015. She is survived by her best friend, Doris Beemer; and all Doris’ children and grandchildren, who loved Jeanne dearly. Jeanne was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., moved to San Diego during World War II, […]

Harry Lee Ney

April 27, 1936 — May 3, 2015 Harry Lee Ney passed away peacefully among his family on May 3, 2015. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Frances; his four children, Debra Nichols, Lorna Ney, Doug Ney and Paulette Roberts; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A lifelong Californian, Harry was one of eight […]

Lorry Tibbetts

Nov. 18, 1952 — April 17, 2015 Lorry Tibbetts, born Nov. 18, 1952, died April 17, 2015, in her home in Placerville, Calif., at the age of 62. She is survived by brother, Larry Tibbetts; two daughters and their husbands, Danielle and Ben Varozza and Rachael and James Milazzo of Placerville; and six grandchildren. She […]

Kimberly Jean Taylor

March 17, 1955 — May 2, 2015 Kimberly Jean Taylor passed away suddenly at home May 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband of eight years, Tim Taylor; her son, Trenton Gemmet; mother, Mary Witherow; brothers, Mark and Ron Witherow; and step-daughter, Meghan Taylor. She resided in El Dorado country since 1969, worked as […]

Karen Frances Schuldt

July 16, 1943 — May 2, 2015 Karen Frances Schuldt was born in New York on July 16, 1943, and died peacefully on May 2, 2015. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Karen made California her home for the past 51 years. Trained as a registered nurse, her passion was in pediatrics up to her […]

Dorothy Jane Arsenith

March 11, 1921 — May 5, 2015 Dorothy Jane Arsenith passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 5, 2015, in Lincoln, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George. She as the loving mother of Loretta Reiss, William (Katharine) Arsenith and George (Christy) Arsenith; devoted grandmother of seven; and […]

Leif and LaVonne Aalberg

Leif Aalberg Nov. 11, 1918 — Jan. 26, 2015 LaVonne Aalberg May 28, 1923 — Feb. 23, 2015 Leif was born on Nov. 11, 1918, in Trondheim, Norway, and passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2015. LaVonne was born on May 28, 1923, in Beresford, S.D., also passing away peacefully in Placerville, […]

Willem Frederick Bazuin

Nov. 15, 1933 — April 21, 2015 Willem Frederick Bazuin, 81, of Placerville, Calif., died on April 21, 2015, with his wife and best friend of 39 years, Raine, by his side, holding his hand. He was born to the late Hank Bazuin and Neeltje Kulik on Nov. 15, 1933, at The Hague, Holland, where […]

Lee Roy McGuire

Aug. 14, 1933 — March 31, 2015 Lee Roy McGuire, age 81, passed away on March 31, 2015, while residing in Fernley, Nev. He was a resident of El Dorado County for many years, prior to moving to Nevada. He was an ambitious man, hard working and an avid land developer. He started his own […]

James “Jim” Olean Hauck

March 9, 1945 — April, 30, 2015 James “Jim” Olean Hauck, 70, of Imperial and Camino, Calif., passed away on April, 30, 2015, of a heart attack, while working on his property in Northern California — something he liked to do on a daily basis. He was born in Portland, Ore., on March 9, 1945. He graduated from Holtville High School and continued on to […]

Linden Louise Hayes Louk

May 26, 1923 — April 21, 2015 Linden Louise Hayes Louk departed this world with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. There she was reunited with her loved ones — husband, Jim; son, Steven; parents, “Mama and Da;’ and many family and friends. Daughter of Jack N, Hayes and Frances Hightower, Linden was […]

Michael A. Cooper

Oct. 16, 1991 — April 21, 2015 Michael A. Cooper loved playing baseball. After graduating high school (Hiram Johnson) he took a couple of years off and he did gaming, which he loved. Finally making his mind up, he wanted to become a Marine. He joined the Marine Corps on March 17, 2014, and was […]

Ida “Vicki” Aros

Dec. 4, 1937 — April 17, 2015 Vicki Aros passed away peacefully among family at the age of 77. She was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Berkeley, Calif. She was the youngest of three children born of Gilbert and Lucille Vicars. She married her sweetheart, Joe, on the 4th of July, 1959. They were married […]

Bobby Dean Foster

Jan. 23, 1940 — April 19, 2015 Bobby Dean Foster — loyal husband, devoted family man and true friend — passed away with dignity and courage surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 75. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer 18 months ago and fought […]

Anthony R. Turcotte

Nov. 23, 1931 — April 18, 2015 Anthony “Tony” Ralph Turcotte was born Nov. 23, 1931, to Archie and Ruth Turcotte in Pawtucket, R.I. He left this world peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Empire Ranch Alzheimer’s Facility in Folsom, Calif. Tony was preceded in death by his parents as well as numerous aunts […]

Thelma Gruber Parker

Dec. 19, 1914 — April 19, 2015 Thelma Gruber Parker, age 100, passed away peacefully at her home, following a brief illness, on April 19, 2015. She was born in Camp Douglas, Wis., and attended high school in Montana. She received her license in Cosmetology in North Dakota, where she met her husband of 39 […]

Nadine Ella Tyrrell Pierson

1930 — 2015 Nadine Pierson, a respected local artist, teacher and resident of the Placerville community for more than 40 years, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015, while visiting her son in Boise, Idaho. Nadine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sept. 1, 1930, and with her family witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor […]

Mary Lynn Klasch

June 22, 1938 — April 4, 2015 Mary Lynn Klasch passed away on April 4, 2015, due to complications from a surgery. She was born to William and Hilda Conner on June 22, 1938, in Rimersburg, Pa. Lynn enjoyed working with people as a school secretary and a medical receptionist but it was her work for […]

Marty Perry

Aug. 21, 1949 — April 15, 2015 Marty Perry was born on Aug. 21, 1949, in Chardon, Ohio, and passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2015, in Cool, Calif. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Marty spent the majority of his life playing music with his brothers. The Perry Brothers Band […]

Edward Gorden Miskovsky

July 8, 1945 — April 20, 2015 Ed passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., as a result of a recent leg injury due to an accident. He suffered many years with breathing problems related to COPD (Emphysema). He was preceded in death by his son, John […]

Lorretta Fuller

May 13, 1940 — April 22, 2015 Lorretta Fuller is survived by her husband, Jerry Fuller; three children, Jerry Fuller Jr., Tod Fuller and Jackie Asano; and six grandchildren. She lived in El Dorado County for 17 years. She served as a volunteer for the El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program, serving lunches at the […]

Herb “Gus” Grosz

April 16, 1934 — April 20, 2015 Born on April 16, 1934, Gus peacefully passed away on April 20, 2015. He lived most of his life in the Elk Grove, Calif., area. He graduated from Elk Grove High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Idzinga. After serving four years in the […]

James “Jim” A. Leedy


May 17, 1928 — April 21, 2015 James Almond Leedy, 86, passed away at home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born May 17, 1928, in Arnett, Okla., and spent his childhood there until moving to California. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in Chula Vista, Calif., he visited his […]

Harrold Dean “Jerry” Jermiah funeral notice

Oct. 16, 1933 — April 24, 2015 Harrold Dean “Jerry” Jermiah a 48-year resident of El Dorado County, born Oct. 16, 1933, died April 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Online condolences may be […]