Henry Samaniego

March 25, 1923 — Nov. 13, 2015 Henry Samaniego passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 13, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Jessie “Samie;” loving father of Steve (Kim) Samaniego, Jim (Bonnie) Samaniego, Tim (Becky) Samaniego, Stacey (Rich) Marshall, Henrietta (Earle) Trimble and Margo (Pat) Mc Clellan; devoted grandfather […]

Harry Jamieson Borde

Jan. 19, 1920 — Nov. 14, 2015 Harry J. Borde passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wives, Dulce Holloway Borde and Anne Goche Borde. He leaves behind two daughters, two grandsons, three great-grandsons, two nieces, one nephew and many close friends. Harry was born and raised in […]

Gerald “Jerry” E. Martin

Jan. 1, 1929 — Nov. 13, 2015 Gerald E. Martin served in the U.S. Army followed by a 30-year career with Cal-Trans, from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carole Martin; daughter, Cyndi (Joel) Espinoza; son, Robert (Susan) Martin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death […]

Kathryn Elaine Morris

March 22, 1930 — Nov. 18, 2015 Kathryn Elaine Morris, born to Charles A. and Mary M. Wesbrook on March 22, 1930 in Chico, Calif., passed peacefully at home in El Dorado, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2015. She was a sixth-generation Californian descended from early Gold Rush pioneers. She attended Chico High and Chico State […]

Dale Mike Korzan

Sept. 9, 1918 — Nov. 7, 2015 Dale Mike Korzan went home to God and family, passing away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was one of five children born to Mike Korzan and Antonia Sladek Korzan. The five children were Lester, Harry, Floyd, Dale and Ruth. Dale was born on his […]

Russell John Nelson

1932 — 2015 Russell John “Jack” Nelson passed away May 22, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The eldest of six children of Russell Jacob and Katherine Nelson, he was born on Aug. 28, 1932, in Alliance, Neb., but moved to Fort Ord, Calif., when he was just 9 years old. He attended Monterey […]

Milton Richard Farrell

Sept. 13, 1925 — Nov. 3, 2015 A few years following the Great Depression Milton’s family moved to Los Angeles, crossing the desert sands on the “wooden highway.” He was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 1925. He later attended Franklin High School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as […]

Audrey Y. Barnhart

May 26, 1926 — Nov. 13, 2015 Audrey Barnhart, a longtime resident of Placerville, Calif., escaped to paradise on Nov. 13, 2015. Her body was simply unable to keep up with her vibrant spirit any longer and she had to leave it behind. Audrey was born in New London, Conn. She and her husband Dale […]

Lisa Marie Young

Aug. 20, 1976 — Oct. 26, 2015 Our beautiful and beloved Lisa passed away unexpectedly at her home in Placerville, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy; children, Samantha, Austin and Travis; her parents, Ron and Diane Bass; brother, Eric; her grandmother, Betty Bass; and many wonderful friends and family […]

Howard D. Hanson

Aug. 31, 1929 — Nov. 6, 2015 Howard D. Hanson, of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 31, 1929, died Nov. 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m., at Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville.

DeEtta “Dee” Hayden

Sept. 26, 1942 — Nov. 7, 2015 DeEtta Lee Hayden was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Vallejo, Calif., to Alton and Julie Taylor. She was called to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2015, in Shingle Springs, Calif. She was 73. DeEtta was the beloved wife of 43 years to Ronald Norman Hayden; the […]

David Jacob Crites

June 8, 1938 — Oct. 26, 2015 David Jacob Crites passed away Oct. 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Margeret Crites; his son, Mark Crites; his two daughters, Vanessa Schliessmannn and Christine Crites; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. David was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He will be greatly missed. We […]

Miriam Grace Crow

Jan. 14, 1931 — Nov. 4, 2015 Miriam Grace Crow, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Vancouver, Wash. She was the widow of Chester Lee Crow. They shared 48 years of marriage together. Miriam was born in Milton, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1931, and was raised in Napa, Calif. She was the […]

Robert Lee Brooks Sr.

April 4, 1943 — Nov. 2, 2015 Robert Lee Brooks Sr., 72, passed away on Nov. 2, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1943, in Hayward, Calif. Robert attended Sunset High School in the early 1960s, where he was a star high school football player and met his high school sweetheart and later wife, […]

Mahala “Hallie” Baldock

March 29, 1951 — Nov. 9, 2015 Hallie passed away peacefully on the evening of Nov. 9, 2015, after a brief fight with breast cancer. Although originally born in Los Angeles, Calif., she lived in Diamond Springs, Placerville and Shingle Springs, Calif., the majority of her life. She received her associate’s degree in business in […]

Leo M. Conner

Dec. 19, 1915 — Nov. 4, 2015 Leo M. Conner passed into the presence of the Lord just short of his 100th birthday. He completed 35 missions as an Air Core Bomber pilot in the European Theater of World War II. Leo’s first wife of 56 years, Marian, preceded him in death. He is survived […]

Twyla Bidstrup

Dec. 16, 1921 — Oct. 27, 2015 Twyla passed away to her heavenly home with tenacity and a spirit all her own on Oct. 27, 2015. She was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Placerville, Calif. Proudly serving in World War II overseas, Twyla was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. She served […]

Beverly R. Hogg

August 16, 1933 – August 15, 2015 Beverly was born in Iroquois, South Dakota on August 16, 1933 and passed away in her Cameron Park, California home on August 15, 2015. Beloved wife, for 62 years, to the late G. Leland Hogg. The loving mother of Janet Hogg of Sacramento, Charles and Janice Hogg of […]

Amy Lynn Helms

March 31, 1971 — Oct. 28, 2015 We are incredibly sad to announce that Amy passed away unexpectedly from a tragic car accident. A beloved family member and friend to so many, she was embraced and adored by the Placerville community and she will be greatly missed. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will […]

Adron Roy Sanders

Sept. 21, 1946 — Oct. 29, 2015 Adron Roy Sanders, 69, of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away at his home on Oct. 29, 2015, after a long illness. Adron was the fifth child of Calvin and Nettie Sanders of Pollock Pines. He is survived by his son, Chad, who was a loving caregiver to his […]

Hazel June Allen

Oct. 5, 1915 – Oct. 23, 2015 Hazel June Allen, born October 5, 1915, passed away peacefully in her own bed, in her own home, at the age of 100 years, on October 23rd, 2015, in the care of family. Hazel was born in Los Angeles, Calif., but moved to Pollock Pines from Vallejo in […]

Bruce Christopher Manley

July 4, 1947 — Oct. 21, 2015 Bruce Christopher Manley passed away on Oct. 21, 2015, at the age of 68. He was born in Riverside, Calif., to Barclay and Elva Manley. His early life was that of a military dependent, moving from base to base until 1964, when the family landed in Sacramento, Calif. […]

Joseph “Joe” Citarella

June 21, 1927 — Oct. 5, 2015 Joseph “Joe” Citarella passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 88, after eight-and-a-half years of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Riverside, Calif., on June 21, 1927, to Vincenzo and Vincenza Citarella from Nocera Inferiore, Italy. Joe’s father passed […]

Marilyn Maizie Tooker

Nov. 21, 1925 — Oct. 30, 2015 In 1924 the Choate and Dennis families traveled from Oklahoma to the southern tip of Texas to try their hand at farming. While there, Marilyn was born in Weslaco to Ted and Corneal Dennis. The families then moved back to Poteau, Okla., where Marilyn grew up until age […]

Kristi Sparks funeral notice

Oct. 21, 1963 — Oct. 16, 2015 Kristi Sparks, of Placerville, Calif., born Oct. 21, 1963, died Oct. 16, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at noon, at Gold Bug Park, 2635 Gold Bug Lane in Placerville.

Mary Jane Bailey

July 25, 1926 — Oct. 29, 2015 Mary Jane Bailey was born July 25, 1926, to parents Inez Pullen and Jules Asher in Los Angeles, Calif. “Janie,” as she was known to her friends, passed away peacefully after a short illness with her family at her bedside. Janie attended Rio Vista High School and graduated […]

Bob Allen Nation

Sep. 19, 1937 — Oct. 24, 2015 Bob Allen Nation passed away at Mather Veterans Hospital. He was born in Oklahoma and lived in El Dorado County the majority of his life. Bob was a timber faller and enjoyed archery, auto racing, the outdoors and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by his […]

Robert “Bob” Jones funeral notice

July 22, 1949 — Sept. 16, 2015 Robert “Bob” Jones, formerly of Rescue, Calif., born July 22, 1949, died Sept. 16, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m., at Diamond Springs Fireman’s Memorial Hall in Diamond Springs, Calif.

Evelyn A. Simpkin

Aug. 17, 1926 — Oct. 22, 2015 Evelyn A. Simpkin passed away unexpectedly Oct. 22, 2015. A service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Calvary Chapel, 6575 Commerce Way in Diamond Springs, Calif. Evelyn was 89 years old. She leaves three children; John, Susan (Karen) and Mike […]

Fredene (Freddie) I. Gesler-Earll

March 24, 1931 – Oct. 23, 2015 Passed October 23, 2015 at 84 years young in Placerville, Calif., with family members by her side. Born March 24th, 1931 in Lodi, Calif. to Dorothea and Frederick P. Gesler. A proud graduate of Lodi High – Class of 1950. Beloved mother of four; Nancy Dewey, Karen Lenz, […]

Margaret Kathleen McFerren

April 9, 1919 — Oct. 11, 2015 Margaret Kathleen McFerren passed away at Marshall Hospital on Oct. 11, 2015, at the age of 96. She was the loving mother of Phillip and Allen Sokolay; devoted grandmother of Georgia, Shannon, Sean, Anthony, Amara and the late Sam; and great-grandmother of Zachary, Jayson, Ava, Dakota and Kyle. […]

John Sims Locke

June 29, 1932 – Oct. 13, 2015 John Sims Locke was born on June 29, 1932 in Ely, Nev., to Madison and Charlene Locke. After a very enjoyable trip to Hawaii with his family, he passed on the return flight. We were very fortunate to share that final week in paradise with our beloved John. […]

Dorothy Johnson Etter

June 11, 1928 — Oct. 24, 2015 Dorothy Johnson Etter passed away Oct. 24, 2015, at her home in Elk Grove, Calif. Born in Chico, Calif., she was a resident of Placerville for the last 20 years. Dorothy held an associate’s degree from Berkeley and worked for many years as a bookkeeper. She was an […]

Dorothy Ann (Munsch) Wilkin

June 17, 1952 — Oct. 15, 2015 Dorothy Ann (Munsch) Wilkin of Kelsey, Calif., passed away in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 63. Dorothy was born on June 17, 1952 in Bismarck, N.D. She grew up on a farm near Baldwin, N.D. In 1968, after the […]

Milton “Butch” Pearson Jr.

Jan. 2, 1938 — Oct. 17, 2015 Butch Pearson, 77, passed away at his home in Topaz Lake, Nev., surrounded by family and friends. Despite his cancer diagnosis more than three years ago, he remained positive and active. Most often, he could be found in his wood workshop creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Before retiring […]

William “Bruce” Clark

Sept. 15, 1937 — Oct. 17, 2015 Bruce Clark passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2015, at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif., with his family by his side. A resident of Cameron Park, Calif., he is survived by his husband, Michael B. Duncan; brother, David Clark (Gloria); daughter, Becky O’Neal (Curt); son, Jeff […]

Patrick Dennis Evans

Feb. 22, 1939 — Sept. 19, 2015 Patrick Dennis Evans died at home on Sept. 19, 2015, after a long, heroic battle with cancer. His final days were filled with long visits from his many, many friends. He was lovingly cared for by his companion’s daughter, Amy L. Anders, who was at his side when […]

William “Bill” Edmond Mueller Jr.

Oct. 23, 1948 — Oct. 5, 2015 Bill, 66, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 5, 2015, during surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurism. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., to Tillie and William “Bill” Mueller Sr. Bill graduated from Terra Linda High School in San Rafael and one week later started boot camp in […]

Everett L. “Herk” Turnboo

Aug. 19, 1938 — Oct. 21, 2015 Herk, who was born and lived most of his life in El Dorado, Calif., passed away on Oct. 21, 2015, after a two-year battle with lung cancer, at the age of 77. Everett acquired the nick name of “Herk” for Hercules when he was two years old. He […]

Harold “Hal” Henry Miller Jr.

May 16, 1933 — Oct. 21, 2015 Harold Henry Miller Jr., 82, was taken home to be with his Lord on Oct. 21, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. He was born May 16, 1933, to Harold and Verna Miller in Chicago, Ill. Hal served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He later lived in […]

Edmund Robert Reeves

Nov. 14, 1950 — Oct. 20, 2015 Edmund “Ed” Reeves was born in San Jose to Edd and Vivian Reeves. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1973. He married the love of his life Rhonda in 1972 and together they moved to Placerville, Calif., and had three children. He […]

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, […]