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Joyce “Lorraine”” Miller

July 9, 1932 — May 15, 2012 Joyce “Lorraine”” Miller passed away quietly at home on May 15, 2012, at the age of 79. She was born July 9, 1932, in Lewiston, Idaho, and moved to Oregon at age six, where she met her future husband, Marvin. They were married Christmas Eve 1948 in San […]

Mabel Elizabeth (Coelho) Morton

Aug. 16, 1934 – May 29, 2012 Mabel was born on Aug. 16, 1934, in Goshen, Calif., and she passed away on May 29, 2012 in Placerville, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip D. Morton; her parents, Frank and Ethel Coelho; brothers, Frank and Dan Coelho; and sister, Leslie (Coelho) Marra […]

Marcelle Keeler

Aug. 30, 1919 – May 27, 2012 Maman, which means Mama in French, came from a large French Canadian family where she was the baby of nine children. She was raised in Joliette, Canada, and spent her youth playing in the snow, playing pranks on her sisters and taking many rides in a sleigh to […]

Francis William Smith

1923 — May 27, 2012 Francis William Smith died May 27, 2012, in Roseville of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Campbell in 1923 and lived most of his life in the San Jose area, settling in Cameron Park for the last 25 years. Raised a farmer, he was a decorated World War II Navy […]

Bette Culp

Nov. 1, 1941 – May 28, 2012 Bette Culp, of Cameron Park, born Nov. 1, 1941, died May 28, 2012. No services are planned.

Pearl Caroline Pugh de Haas

Sept. 26, 1911 — March 4, 2012 Pearl was born on Sept. 26, 1911, in a log cabin in White Salmon, Wash., to parents William and Louise Pugh. She died on March 4, 2012, at her winter residence in the desert near Niland, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Louise […]

Mitchell “Mike” Kass

May 31, 1918 — May 17, 2012 Mitchell Kass, 55-year resident of Shingle Springs, Calif., born in New York, N.Y, on May 31, 1918, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the age of 93. He was the son of Isaac and Marie Kass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Olive Kass; […]

Helen Hanson Hand

April 26, 1923 — May 26, 2012 Helen Hanson Hand, resident of Grass Valley, Calif., died May 26, 2012, at age 89. Born April 26, 1923, in Georgetown, Calif., she attended school in Berkeley. She married Gene Harold Hand and raised two daughters in San Rafael, Calif. She spent her retirement years in Georgetown. Helen […]

John Russell Kamberg

June 11, 1933 — May 3, 2012 John was born in San Francisco in 1933 and died peacefully in bed in Grizzly Flats, Calif., in 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1953. He married Soraida Ciria Sanchez in 1951 and fathered 3 three children: Rodney, Leonor Marie and Robert. He worked […]

Norma Mary “GeeGee” Lawson

Nov. 7, 1926 — May 25, 2012 On Friday, May 25, 2012, the Lawson family lost their beloved matriarch, Norma Mary “GeeGee” Lawson, at the age of 85. Norma was born in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 7, 1926. She was very proud to be an American born citizen to Portuguese immigrants — the first one in […]

Ross H. Westphal

Jan. 11, 1948 — May 24, 2012 In loving memory of Ross H. Westphal, born Jan 11, 1948, in Boston, Mass., raised in North Platte, Neb., and resident of El Dorado County for 38 years until his death on May 24, 2012. He had a large loving family: his wife, Mary; children, Chris, Laurie, Randy, Jaime […]

Roland Chester Kallaus

Aug. 12, 1927 — May 8, 2012 Roland Chester Kallaus, 84, died May 8, 2012. He was born in Hudson, Kan., on Aug. 12, 1927, the youngest of three sons born to John and Lois Kallaus. He enlisted in the Navy out of high school and after a short tour, returned to Kansas and married a […]

Robert Tanis

Dec. 2, 1955 – April 30, 2012 Robert (Bob) Tanis of Cameron Park was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., moving to California at 6 weeks old. He worked his entire career in the medical field. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth (Beth); his sons, Scott and Bradley; daughter, Lori; and his […]

Aaron “Butch” Van Vleck

Sept. 20, 1941 — May 2, 2012 Aaron (Butch) Van Vleck was born on Sept. 20, 1941, in Placerville, Calif., and died on May 2, 2012, in Burns, Ore. He was the second of four children born to Elmer G. and Thelma (Pierson) Van Vleck, descendants of longtime pioneer families. His parents preceded him in […]

Rhonda Gail Reeves

June 8, 1954 — May 19, 2012 Born in Wellington, Texas, and raised in Anaheim, Calif., Rhonda moved to Placerville in 1977. She worked at Schnell School for 24 years, retiring as Librarian in March, 2012. Early Saturday morning, May 19, Rhonda went home to be with the Lord after a valliant and couragous battle […]

Stephen C. Garcia funeral notice

Oct. 6, 1951 – May 18, 2012 Stephen C. Garcia, of Placerville, born Oct. 6, 1951, died May 18, 2012. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m., at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. For more information, please visit chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.

David Lee Richardson

Aug. 11, 1937 — May 19, 2012 David Lee Richardson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 11, 1937, and raised in Indiana. He graduated from high school in the La Porte area in 1955 and came to Southern California immediately following. He has lived in El Dorado County since 1979. He was preceded in death by […]

Clarence Bledsoe

April 13, 1918 — May 15, 2012 Clarence Bledsoe passed away peacefully on May 15, 2012, in Folsom, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69-and-a-half years, Marguerite Everts Bledsoe. He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Bob) of Camino, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mark (fiancee, Kari), Lori (John) and Shellie (Dave); and […]

Joyce May Adams

Sept. 11, 1926 — May 10, 2012 Joyce May Adams, 85, of Diamond Springs, Calif., was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Chula Vista, Calif., and passed away May 10, 2012, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, F. John Adams; son, John F. Adams; sister, Melita Sullivan; brother, Elton Taylor; […]

Anita Bernice Berge

May 14, 1925 – May 20, 2012 Our mother passed away peacefully on May 20, 2012. She was born in Burnet County, Texas, on May 14, 1925. She was the eldest child of eight born to Isabel and Henry Hall. She and our father, Larry Berge lived in Orange, Calif., for 40 years until his […]

Joseph Anthony Batdorf

Nov. 3, 1944 — May 16, 2012 Joseph Anthony Batdorf, born Nov. 3, 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, while travelling through Nevada with love in his heart. A retired local contractor, Joe was a longterm resident of Placerville. He enjoyed spending time with his family, helping those less fortunate […]

Heidi Louise Kriz

Sept. 4, 1965 — May 6, 2012 Heidi Kriz left her family and friends from around the world on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Her death was unexpected, although she struggled with serious illness and health problems following an auto accident in 2006. She was born in Denver, Colo., and died at home in El Dorado […]

Maurice (Morrie) Williams

Jan. 19, 1931 — April 10, 2012 Maurice (Morrie) Williams, 81, of Diamond Springs, Calif., was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Ord, Neb., and passed away April 10, 2012, in Denver, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, LaVonne (Vonnie) Williams; his brother, Carlyle Williams; sister, Rosemary Grant; son, Marc Williams; daughter-in-law, […]

Jeanne Durant Lumia

Sept. 13, 1926 — May 7, 2012 Jeanne D. Lumia passed away in Placerville at age 85 on Monday, May 7, 2012. She was born in 1926 in Oakland, Calif., the only child of Frank and Elsie (Vignaut) Durant. She graduated from Oakland High School and lived in the East Bay Area until 2001, when […]

Janet Ellen Davide

Dec. 16, 1950 — May 7, 2012 Janet Ellen Davide, age 61, passed away on May 7, 2012, in El Dorado, Calif. She was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Queens, N.Y. Jan worked at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif., for 19-and-a-half years as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Special Procedures Endo Tech. She was an artist […]

Barbara Jean Wesbrook Collens

Dec. 29, 1925 — April 27, 2012 Barbara Jean Wesbrook Collens died on April 27, 2012. She was born in Chico, Calif., on Dec. 29, 1925, and had recently moved to Ponte Morino in Cameron Park following a stroke last year. Her adult years were with her husband of 66 years at various military bases […]

Genevieve Dolores Marsh

Aug. 1, 1922 — April 16, 2012 Genevieve Dolores (Houde) Marsh was born on Aug. 1, 1922, in Kankakee, Ill., to Zepherin Houde and Leah (LeSage) Houde. She passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, in Lodi, Calif. Known always as Dolores, she was then the youngest of three sisters — the eldest being Mary […]

Thomas Henderson Adam

Aug. 24, 1926 — May 13, 2012 Thomas Henderson Adam, born in a farmhouse in Madera, Calif., on Aug. 24, 1926, died on May 13, 2012, after a long, debilitating struggle with COPD. Tom was a husband, father, “Cop,” artist and great friend to many. He served his country in the Navy during World War II […]

Jared Allen Hoppe

July 16, 1982 – April 24, 2012 Jared Allen Hoppe, of Placerville, born July 16, 1982, died April 24, 2012. A memorial will be held Friday, May 25, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif.

Dion Julien Cull

March 23, 1934 — May 10, 2012 Dion Julien Cull was born March 23, 1934, in Long Beach, Calif. She was a member of the former El Dorado Rose Court in 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Glenn Julien; a son, Loren Richardson; and a brother, Timothy Robbins. She […]

Dennis Irwin King

Nov. 22, 1940 — May 14, 2012 Dennis Irwin King, 71, born Nov. 22, 1940, in Rush, Ore., passed away May 14, 2012, at home with his daughters by his side. After high school he enlisted in the Marines and married his high school sweetheart, Doris, who preceded him in death in 2009. They were […]

Adrian Clair Woods

Feb. 17, 1919 – May 14, 2012 Adrian Clair Woods passed away at home on May 14, 2012, at age 93. He was born in Minnesota and attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. He served as a Seventh-Day Adventist minister in the Midwest and in California. Retiring in 1980, he became an avid gold prospector […]

John Allen Hutto and Lois Ashley Hutto

March 18, 1918 — May 13, 2012 March 21, 1920 — Sept. 23, 2011 John Allen Hutto was born in Gotebo, Okla., on March 18, 1918, to George and Rachel Hutto. He passed away at home surrounded by loving family on May 13, 2012, at the age of 94. Lois Ashley Hutto, his wife of […]

Matilda “Tillie” Trascilla Brunello

Aug. 15, 1932 — April 27, 2012 Tillie Brunello, resident of San Jose, lost her battle with cancer Friday morning at 10 a.m. at Santa Teresa Hospital in San Jose at the age of 79. She was a devoted sister to Aldo Brunello, Mary Robinson and Stephen Brunello. She was a devoted aunt to Andrea […]

Gary B. Mulvaney

July 1, 1936 — May 5, 2012 Gary Mulvaney passed away on May 5, 2012, after an 8-month battle with bladder cancer. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joan Mulvaney; his brother, Ward Bush Mulvaney of Dublin, Ohio; sister, Marcia Bush Lewis of […]

Ray E. Whitney

Nov. 4, 1944 – April 11, 2012 Ray was born and raised in Placerville and attended El Dorado High School. He passed away April 11, 2012, following a long illness. He is the beloved husband of 46 years to Sue; much loved father of Scott and Shawn (Dina); and Papa to Shawn Michael. He is […]

Betty Lou Key

May 23, 1928 — May 5, 2012 Betty Lou Key of Placerville, Calif., went to be with the Lord May 5, 2012, at her nursing home in Galt, Calif. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 23, 1928. She married Albin (Hap) Thompson on Dec. 7, 1946. They had three children. Betty was widowed in […]

William F. Fowlkes

Sept. 19, 1936 — May 7, 2012 William F. Fowlkes, age 75, died May 7, 2012, at a local nursing home after a short illness after sustaining several injuries in a fall at home on Dec. 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 49-and-a-half years, Sandra; four children, Douglas (wife Cindy) from Chesapeake, Va., […]

Karl G. Ozols

Nov. 2, 1916 — May 10, 2012 Karl G. Ozols was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Baltimore, Md. He left us to be with our Lord on May 10, 2012, in Placerville. Karl was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Ozols. He is survived by his daughter, Francine (Gene) Baxter; grandchildren, Shalene […]

Grace Thompson

Feb. 14, 1928 — April 4, 2012 Grace Thompson, born Feb. 14, 1928, died April 4, 2012. She moved to Camino 30 years ago from San Diego, Calif. She retired from Bank of America after many years of loyal service. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Joy Dale Thompson; and her son, Dennis Mitchell […]

Sophia May Brents

Oct. 10, 1919 — April 28, 2012 Sophia May Brents died April 28, 2012, age 92, in Cameron Park, Calif. Born and raised in Nebraska, she met her husband to be, Ira A. Brents, at the Lincoln Air Base while he was in the Army Air Corp. They married in 1943 at San Antonio, Texas, […]

Charles Albert McCullough

Jan. 6, 1919 — May 3, 2012 Charles A. McCullough was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Nevada City, Calif. He was one of seven brothers and sisters, who all preceded him in death. His family were pioneers of Nevada County, moving there shortly after the gold rush. They worked in the gold mines and ranched […]

Heather Liberty Colleen Bonser-Bishop

Feb. 23, 1973 — April 28, 2012 On April 28, in a tragic accident, Heather Bonser-Bishop, of Gold Beach, drowned while paddle boarding with her family on the Chetco River in Oregon. Her deep love and commitment to her family, friends, and community will be her legacy to all of the many lives she touched. […]

Barbara Collens

Dec. 29, 1925 — April 27, 2012 Barbara Collens, of Placerville, born Dec. 29, 1925, died April 27, 2012. Services will be held at a later date.

Venita Ruth Metzler

July 8, 1922 – April 20, 2012 Venita Ruth Metzler, formerly of Pollock Pines, born July 8, 1922, died April 20, 2012. No services are planned.

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