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Jared Patrick Steiner

1976 — 2012 Jared Patrick Steiner was born in Sacramento and raised in Garden Valley. Affectionately known as the “recycle dude,” he passed away in his sleep at age 36. Jared always greeted people with a smile and friendly handshake. He would remember in detail the last conversation he had with people, and shared their […]

Tommy Oliver Parker

June 26, 1943 — April 6, 2012 Tommy Oliver Parker passed away quietly at home in Diamond Springs on April 6, 2012. He was born June 26, 1943, to Lloyd and Wilma Parker in Mt. Grove, Mo., and grew up in Rodeo, Calif. He retired from the Mountain Democrat after many years as Circulation Supervisor. […]

Victor L. Davis

Feb. 18, 1918 — April 1, 2012 Victor L. Davis, age 94, of Placerville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 1, 2012. He was born in Live Oak, Calif., to Earl and Dorothy (Crane) Davis. He moved here to Placerville when he was 12. Victor served in the U.S. […]

Rodney “Rod” Allen Kinser

Feb. 12, 1947 — March 26, 2012 Rodney “Rod” Allen Kinser, born Feb. 12, 1947, to Lee and Hallie Kinser, left this earth on March 26, 2012, at the age of 65. A lifelong resident of Placerville, he was part of the second graduating class of Ponderosa High. Rod joined the Navy in 1965 and […]

Lynette Diane Tucker

June 7, 1969 — April 5, 2012 Lynette Diane Tucker was the loving mother to John Tucker, Ashe’a Tucker and LeeAnn Mendoza. She was the daughter of David and Valmarie Duncan. Lynette was a active speaker for MADD, was a 25-year member of The Order of The Eastern Star and served Fallen Leaf Chapter No. […]

Anna M. Craven

Feb. 20, 1923 — April 6, 2012 Anna M. Craven, of Citrus Heights, passed away April 6, 2012. She was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, age 89 years. She was the wife of the late Merwin Craven; mother of Ralph Craven and Kathleen Craven; grandmother of Jessica, Jason and Bonnie; and great-grandmother of Emily, David […]

Mark Stephen Schmidt II

April 20, 1982 – Feb. 27, 2012 In loving memory of Mark Stephen Schmidt II. Husband to Sydney, Father to Trinity and Kalista, Son to Mark and Sandi. Wild man to the core.Lived life to the fullest. Loved with all he had. In our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April […]

Harvey L. Beglau

Oct. 4, 1933 — March 13, 2012 After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Harvey L. Beglau died at home with his blended family at his side. He was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Lodi, Calif., and spent most of his life in Sacramento. He moved with his wife to Pollock Pines when they […]

Kenneth Robert Roggatz

July 24, 1968 – April 2, 2012 “I’m There Inside Your Heart” Kenneth Robert Roggatz was relieved from his pain after a long and courageous battle with a serious illness on April 2, 2012. He is survived by his loving parents, Herwalt and Marie Roggatz of Camino. He was a brother to Keven (Karol) Roggatz […]

Jan Ellen Toberer

Oct. 12, 1950 – Dec. 14, 2011 Jan Ellen Toberer passed away at age 61 on Dec. 14, 2011, in Mount Aukum, Calif., after a long fight against cancer. She was born Oct. 12, 1950, in Modesto, Calif.. During her early childhood her family lived for a time in Las Vegas, Nev., and Tucson, Ariz., […]

Steven Joseph Swars

Jan. 10, 1959 — March 31, 2012 Steve passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., and raised in Rescue, Calif. He graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1977 and worked in construction in El Dorado County for many years. He was the owner of Swars Construction, specializing in commercial […]

April 09, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

Norman “Tex” Holton

Feb. 10, 1929 — March 28, 2012 Norman “Tex” Holton, of Pollock Pines, Calif., born Feb. 10, 1929, died March 28, 2012. Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.

Betty Thomas

April 16, 1919 — March 21, 2012 Betty Thomas passed away at Gold Country Health Center in Placerville on March 21, 2012. She was the wife of the late Glenn Thomas (2010); loving mother of Jack (Patricia) Thomas of Deer Harbor, Wash., and Joyce (Michael) Strickland of Mt. Shasta, Calif.; sister of Bert Goff of […]

John William Wolfenden

April 13, 1935 — March 31, 2012 John Wolfenden, long-time resident of El Dorado County, passed away at his home in Shingle Springs at the age of 76. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 51 years; as well as sons, David Wolfenden and wife, Karen of Placerville and Chuck Wolfenden and Nico Stevenson […]

Irene Elizabeth Lindner

April 25, 1923 — March 21, 2012 Irene Elizabeth Lindner was born April 25, 1923, to George and Ruth Cantwell in San Francisco. She graduated from Balboa High School and then worked in the office in the Bethlehem Steel ship yards during World War II. She went to a dance on her birthday in 1946 […]

Hamel Lindle Smith

July 17, 1926 — March 12, 2012 Hamel Lindle Smith (aka Louis Logan Smith) passed away on March 12, 2012. He was 85 years old. Hamel was born July 17, 1926, in Arkansas to William Bryan Smith of Missouri and Marietta Jamieson of Mississippi. Lou, as he became known later in life, was the oldest of […]

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Henry (Hank) John Battjes

May 3, 1938 — March 21, 2012 Award-winning winemaker, Hank Battjes, was the loving husband to his wife Arlene, whom he adored and married in 1997. He is survived by his daughter, Leane Reelfs; son-in-law, Mike Reelfs; and their two sons, Christopher (14) and Alex (12); as well as his daughter, Bryna Dacus; and son-in-law Ken […]

Earl “Ryder” Smith

July 7, 1992 — March 22, 2012 Ryder was born in Great Falls, Mont., to William “Willie” Smith and Iris Murphy Griffin. He moved to California in 1999 where he grew up in Camino, Calif. He attended Camino Union School and graduated from El Dorado High in 2010. As a child he loved to play […]

Clara Mallon

May 21, 1917 — March 24, 2012 Clara Mallon died peacefully on March 24, 2012, two months shy of her 95th birthday. She literally fell for her husband of 58 years, the late Robert Mallon, when she tripped down the steps of her church in Omaha, Neb. He helped her up and walked her home […]

Mary E. Walker

Dec. 25, 1918 – March 24, 2012 Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Walker died at the age of 93 years. She has now joined Paul Thomas Walker, her husband of 46 years. They are together again. Mary lived a full life; she was the longest lived person in the Smith family. She loved the outdoors and loved […]

Annie Marie Enos Huestis

April 17, 1924 — March 21, 2012 Annie left us to be with her beloved Jesus, Mother Mary and her Father in Heaven after a long illness on March 21, 2012, in Cameron Park, Calif. God saw her suffering on this first day of Spring and called her home to see the beautiful spring blooms […]

Joshua Daniel Perry

Aug. 14, 1981 — March 23, 2012 Joshua Daniel Perry, born Aug. 14, 1981, died March 23, 2012. Interment will be held March 30 at 10:15 a.m., at Green Valley Cemetery, located at 3004 Alexandrite Road in Rescue, Calif. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

Donald Louis Anderson

Dec. 18, 1974 — March 15, 2012 Donald Louis Anderson, 37, born Dec. 18, 1974, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on March 15, 2012, in Susanville, Calif. He left behind his loving wife of nine years, Rachel; and four children, Donnie, Deven, Dustin and Dino. He is also survived by his parents, Dela and Rodney Anderson; […]

Alice Lee Pilcher

Jan. 20, 1921- March 21, 2012 Alice Lee Pilcher was a loving mother of Kathy McCurry, Lee Oikle and Roy Pilcher, and “Nana” to four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Steve” Pilcher. Alice was born in Oakland and lived in Concord while raising her family. Steve and […]

Frederick R. Morley

Feb. 11, 1917 — March 24, 2012 Frederick R. Morley passed peacefully at home with family, friends and laughter. As a member of the Coast Guard, he was a Pearl Harbor survivor. His ship, the Taney, was honored and credited for protecting the city of Honolulu and its power plant from bombing. He was a past […]

Jeanette Ann Faria

Aug. 11, 1941 — Feb. 20, 2012 Jeanette Ann Faria, resident of Placerville,was born Aug. 11, 1941, and passed away Feb. 20, 2012, in Placerville, Calif. She was born in Iowa and moved to Alameda when she was a teenager. She graduated from Alameda High School and began working for the County of Alameda. While […]

Frances L. Augusta

July 12, 1946 — March 17, 2012 Frances Louise Augusta passed away after a short illness at Marshall Hospital on March 17, 2012. She was the beloved wife of 22 years to Boyd Augusta of Georgetown; loving mother of Steven (Mindi) Hawthorne of Camino; sister of Linda (Tom) Cimo of Tampa, Fla.; devoted grandmother of […]

Elizabeth “Betty” Shinkle

April 4, 1922 — March 15, 2012 Betty Shinkle died peacefully at home last Thursday, March 15, 2012. She is survived by two children, Robert “Bud” Shinkle of Placerville and Christine Negm of Birch Bay, Wash.; and Dr. Fayek Negm of Riverside, Calif. She has two grandchildren, Jeremy Shinkle and Clinton Calfee. She also leaves […]

James Floyd Hamner

March 5, 1926 – March 20, 2012 James Floyd Hamner of Elrod, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., age 86, passed away on March 20, 2012, in Roseville, Calif. He was born to John David Hamner and Effie Mae Pate on March 5, 1926, in Elrod, Ala. He served as a PFC in the Army infantry during World […]

Jack Pretzer

Oct. 12, 1929 — March 7, 2012 Jack Pretzer, 82, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died on March 7, 2012, at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Inurnment will be held Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m., at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Calif. Mr. Pretzer was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Madera, Calif., and was a […]

Marjorie Helen Bacoccini Barrett

July 12, 1937 — March 10, 2012 Marjorie Helen Bacoccini Barrett passed away at the age of 74 with her family by her side. She was the youngest child of Pete and Romona Bacoccini. Marjorie graduated from El Dorado High School.  She is survived by her children, Valerie, Kathy and Brian; her grandchildren, Bradley, Brandan […]

H. Lee Warren

March 14, 1926 — Jan. 27, 2012 H. Lee Warren, 85, died peacefully at his home at Sunrise of Rocklin on Jan. 27, 2012. He was born in Quanah, Texas, on March 14, 1926.After graduation from Quanah High School, Lee joined the Army Air Force in 1944 and served his country repairing radar and radio […]

Buddy Vern Atkins

June 4, 1932 – March 6, 2012 Buddy Vern Atkins was born on June 4th, 1932 in Clarksville, Arkansas, the 6th of 7 children born to Sam and Dora Atkins. When he was 7 his family moved to Reseda, California. He graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1949. He met the love of his […]

Kevin Ray Rasmussen

July 5, 1959 – Feb. 5, 2012 Kevin Ray Rasmussen, of Greenwood, born July 5, 1959, died Feb. 5, 2012. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m., at the Calvary Chapel, 3757 Hwy. 193 in Greenwood, Calif.

Gerald “Jerry” Moulin

Nov. 8, 1931 — Feb. 25, 2012 Gerald “Jerry” Moulin, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Cameron Park on Feb. 25, 2012. Known as a fixer and a doer, Jerry’s life was characterized by service to his family, his friends, his country and the many service organizations in which he was involved. He […]

Barbara J. Spillum

Oct. 4, 1917 — March 13, 2012 Barbara J. Spillum passed away March 13, 2012, at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif., with her daughter Ida at her side. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Buxton, N.D. She was the daughter of Samson and Ida Nesvig. She married Walter D. Spillum on Dec. 5, 1939, in […]

Frances Elizabeth Johnson

Sept. 13, 1946 — March 12, 2012 Frances Elizabeth Johnson was born Sept. 13, 1946, and passed away March 12, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Darrell; daughters, Tonya, Elizabeth, Desorae, Raymona, Darci and Christine; brother, Danny; and sisters, Lisa and Tammy. Frances was a loving wife and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. […]

Buddy Vern Atkins

June 4, 1932 — March 6, 2012 Buddy Vern Atkins, born June 4, 1932, in Clarksville, Ark., died March 6, 2012. A celebration of life will be held at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville on Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Marshall Hospital, Snowline Hospice, […]

Randal Woods Rogers

Aug. 20, 1955 — March 11, 2012 Randal Woods Rogers, beloved son and brother, devoted uncle and generous friend, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home in Rescue, Calif. Randy was born in 1955, raised in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a Rotary scholar […]

George Arthur Wiglesworth

May 17, 1915 — March 7, 2012 George Arthur Wiglesworth passed away on March 7, 2012, at the age of 96. He was born May 17, 1915, in Placerville, the son of Marjorie Francis Wills Wiglesworth and William Henry Wiglesworth, the fourth of 13 children. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Lucas Wiglesworth; […]

Fred Eichman

Aug. 29, 1917 – March 14, 2012 Fred Eichman of El Dorado, born Aug. 29, 1917, died March 14, 2012. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 19, at 11 a.m., at the Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue.

Joseph “Joe” Kozar

July 20, 1921 — March 10, 2012 Joseph “Joe” Kozar, born July 20, 1921, in Escanaba, Mich., passed away peacefully at home in Shingle Springs, Calif., on March 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. Joe was the son of Barbara and Ignatz Kozar, of Wells, Mich. He is survived by his wife, […]

Karri Lynn Posten Easley

Aug. 18, 1960 — March 8, 2012 Karri Lynn Posten Easley was born in Carson City, Nevada on Aug. 18, 1960. She was raised in Northern California and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1978. She gave birth to two sons, Merrill and Adam Sept and a daughter, Jacquelynn Sept. She worked for Placer County […]

Robert Louis Amaral

July 22, 1921 – March 2, 2012 Robert Louis Amaral, age 90, passed away in Shingle Springs, CA on March 2, 2012. Bob was born in San Jose, the son of Joaquin and Louise Amaral, both immigrants from the Azores Islands. He was a graduate of San Jose State University and a WWII veteran, serving […]

Bert Borem

Feb. 22, 1919 — March 8, 2012 On March 8, 2012, Bert W. Borem left his wife, Gerry; daughter, Sue Bjorgum; son, Scott and wife, Christie; and son, Alan and wife, Carole; along with the joy of six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many friends. No one could have had a more happy, active and wonderful 93 […]

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