Isabel Atencio

Oct. 10, 1916 — Sept. 8, 2015 Isabel Atencio passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 8, 2015. She was born and grew up in Walsenburg, Colo. She moved to California in 1940 with her husband, Aurelio, and small son, Joseph. The family moved to San Leandro in 1952, where she lived until her husband’s […]

Leonard James Albert

June 17, 1942 — Sept. 10, 2015 Leonard James Albert was born on June 17, 1942, to George and Aileen (Boyle) Albert in Los Angeles, Calif., and graduated from George Washington High School in 1960. He worked in Lithography for 25 years before moving north to El Dorado County with his wife Carole and his […]

Al Narkewicz

Jan. 8, 1923 — Aug. 11, 2015 Al Narkewicz was born in St. Louis, Mo. As a young child, his family moved to San Gabriel, Calif., where he grew up. He graduated from Alhambra High School, where he met the love of his life, Phyllis Ahlquist. He was a drummer in high school and after, […]

Betty Martines

Nov. 6, 1935 — Aug. 30, 2015 Our beloved mother, Betty Martines, 79, passed away on Aug. 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Martines; and brother, Bob Vilas. She is survived by her “favorite” children, John Griffin, Susan Krek, Sandra Barker and Michael Griffin; and her stepchildren. She was blessed […]

Dorothy Darlene Butler

June 6, 1924 — Sept. 11, 2015 Dorothy Darlene Butler, age 91, passed away on Sept. 11, 2015, with her family present. She was born in Sesser, Ill., to Curtis and Velma Dillon. She attended schools in Dowell/Elkville and after graduating, she spent three years at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis becoming a Registered […]

Elvira “Vera” Ramos

July 11, 1917 – Sept. 10, 2015 Elvira “Vera” Ramos passed away Thursday, the 10th of September at her home in Placerville. Born on July 11, 1917, in Fort Worth, Texas, she moved with her family in the mid-1930s to Southern California, settling in Gardena. While in high school, an extended illness prevented her from […]

Rosemary Andrea Carrasco

June 9, 1954 — Sept. 8, 2015 Rosemary Carrasco is survived by her daughters, Inez Arias and Glenda Carrasco; her mother, Georgianna Gomez; siblings, Ambrose Tayaba, Marceline Villanueva, Georgianna Burnette, Loraine Tayaba and Patricia Cuellar; nine grandchildren; and six great -grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. (visitation Monday, […]

Marilyn Coyle (Jewart) Taylor

Dec. 9, 1924 — Aug. 18, 2015 Marilyn Coyle (Jewart) Taylor, born in New Castle Pa., on Dec. 9, 1924, passed peacefully at age 90 Aug. 18, 2015, while visiting her eldest son and daughter-in-law in Sonoma, Calif. She resided in Sacramento, Calif., for 35 years after she and her loving husband raised their family […]

Richard Gilbert Guymon

May 21, 1923 — Aug. 29, 2015 Richard Gilbert Guymon, 92, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2015, surrounded by his children with music, love and gratitude for the exemplary life he lived. He was born to Richard Nathan and Laure Gilberte Brodbeck Guymon on May 21, 1923, in Huntington Park, Calif. He lived most […]

Floyd H. Foxen

June 20, 1922 — June 3, 2015 Long time Pollock Pines, Calif., resident, Floyd Foxen, died recently at 93. He was born in Iowa, and after graduating high school enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving in Great Britain, North Africa, Italy and France. SSG Foxen was the crew chief on the first B-17 bomber […]

Helen Fausel

Aug. 22, 1922 — Aug. 20, 2015 Helen Fausel was born to Rev. Jessie and Edna Rudkin in Milton, Iowa. She graduated from Clarksburg High School in Clarksburg, Calif., in 1941. She spent time in several California cities before settling in Placerville, where her father was minister at the Federated Church. She worked at the […]

Carmen Sotto Casperson

July 13, 1927 — Aug. 28, 2015 Carmen Sotto Casperson passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Aug. 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Kenneth W. Casperson (1993); and her parents, Theodore and Maria Sotto. She was the loving mother of Kennette (George) Wiesinger, Catherine (David) Gee, Kelei […]

Kenneth Harvey Liegerot

April 19, 1949 — Aug. 26, 2015 Kenneth Harvey Liegerot, 66, of El Dorado County, passed away in his home surrounded by the loving arms of his daughter on Aug. 26, 2015, after a six-month battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. He was born on April 19, 1949, to Doris Kreiger and Lester Liegerot. Ken worked […]

Luke Brandon Matson

Sept. 29, 1981 — Aug. 25, 2015 Our dearest and loving son, husband, father, brother and uncle has left us. He is in peace now. Luke Brandon Matson was born Sept. 29, 1981, Sacramento, Calif. He was the eldest and only brother to his sisters. He was the sweetest and kindest young man. He was […]

Darlene Herman

May 26, 1934 — Aug. 27, 2015 Darlene Herman, 81, a former resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Herman. She is survived by her brother, Ronnie Ballard of Alabama; daughter, Terri (Martin) Bland of Suisun City, Calif.; son, Lyle Herman of […]

Richard Scott Washington

Oct. 13, 1930 — Aug. 28, 2015 Richard was born Oct. 13, 1930, in Douglas, Ariz., and passed away at the age of 84 in Camino, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Ann; his sons, R. Scott Washington and wife Mary, […]

Leslie Lloyd Burnett

1924-2015 Les was born in New York City to Peter and Rose Burnett. He spent his childhood in Jamaica, where he finished high school at age fifteen and attended the University of Kingston for two years. From Jamaica, he moved to Miami, Florida and met his wife of 61 years, the love of his life, Eva. Les was very […]

Frank Fausel

Nov. 19, 1912 — June 18, 2015 Frank Fausel, lifelong resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away at 102 years of age. He leaves behind ex-wife and longtime companion, Helen; sons, David and Dan; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Frank grew up around the family business, Mountain Brewery, then located next to the historic brick Fausel […]

Thelma Eleanor Carpenter

Feb. 25, 1924 — July 5, 2015 Thelma Eleanor Gilbert Carpenter, born Feb. 25, 1924, in Springfield, Neb., to Frank and Ola Gilbert, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 5, 2014 at the age of 91. She is survived by five children, Glenda Johnson, Larry Carpenter, Sandra Cash, Frank Carpenter and […]

Diana Mae Snyder

Dec. 13, 1949 — Aug. 18, 2015 Diana Mae Snyder passed away at home after a three-year battle with lung cancer on Aug. 18, 2015. She was surrounded by her family and is survived by her husband of 18 years, Robert. She was the loving mother of Eric Warren, Stephanie (Eric) Fishel, Darin Snyder and […]

Leo Nored

Nov. 6, 1922 — Aug. 25, 2015 Leo Nored, 92, of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Aug. 25, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Andrew and Delma (Tate) Nored on Nov. 6, 1922, in Shiloh, Ark. He worked to help support his parents until his family […]

Margaret Louise Gonzales

Sept. 29, 1935 — Aug. 18, 2015 Margaret was born in Greenville, Calif., to Fred and Medie Prasun on Sept. 29, 1935. On May 21, 1955, she married Juan Gonzalez. They moved to Placerville, Calif., in 1959. In 1980, they divorced and Margaret moved to San Diego, Calif. While there, she began working as an […]

Robert M. Dawson

Nov. 11, 1952 — Aug. 21, 2015 Robert M. Dawson was born in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1952, to Weston and Lois Dawson. He passed away unexpectedly in Weiser, Idaho, on Aug. 21, 2015. Robert graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1971. He began working as a water well driller with his father at […]

Walter John Zabel

Sept. 7, 1946 — July 21, 2015 We recently lost a beautiful human being on July 21, 2015. Walter John Zabel will truly be missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his children, Jennifer Zabel, John Zabel and Julie Zabel-Carrillo; his grandchildren, Kayla Duckworth, Kira Duckworth, Victor Carrillo and Daphne Carrillo; […]

Jack Canright

Jan. 3, 1943 – Aug. 11, 2015 Jack Canright, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, first showed symptoms of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in July 2014. He was diagnosed in January 2015. He succumbed to the illness on Aug. 11, 2015. He was with family when he went to be with the Lord. He is […]

Lois Faye Raffety

Nov. 28, 1916 — Aug. 19, 2015 Lois Faye Raffety, 98, a native of Wallace, Idaho, died Aug. 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Raffety Feb. 19, 1985. Lois was given her middle name after her mother’s youngest sister, Faye Warren. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Raffety […]

Christopher Inzano

Dec. 15, 1969 — Aug. 12, 2015 Christopher Inzano, born Dec. 15, 1969, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away peacefully into the arms of God surrounded by loved ones at Sacramento Mercy Hospital on Aug. 12, 2015, from heart disease. He will be greatly missed and remembered by his companion, Meshelle Madison and family members: mother, […]

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 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, […]