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Lewis Jacob McGaffee

Aug. 17, 1937 — June 4, 2012 Lewis (Lewy) Jacob McGaffee, 74, entered Heaven on June 4, 2012. A resident of Rescue, Calif., for the past 14 years, Lewy was born in Onslow, Iowa, on Aug. 17, 1937. Known to family, friends, customers and colleagues as a great and accomplished storyteller, his best story was, […]

Douglas Michael Prine

Feb. 22, 1942 — May 1, 2012 Douglas Michael Prine passed away May 1, 2012, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by loved ones. He survived by his wife, Suzanne; his children, Cynthia of Arlington, Va., Douglas Jr. of Elmhurst, Ill., Mya of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and Christopher of Honolulu, Hawaii; his brothers, […]

Elizabeth Irene Young

Dec. 20, 1928 — June 9, 2012 Born on Dec. 20, 1928, in Oakland, Calif., passed away on June 9, 2012, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Donald B. Young; son, Dale Young and wife, Ruth; daughter, Linda Tooch Von Emmerik and husband, Rod; brother, Vernon […]

Maria Stolsig

Jan. 9, 1962 — June 4, 2012 Maria Stolsig, 50, a resident of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away at her home June 4, 2012, after a long illness. She was born in Oroville, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1962. She was raised in and graduated from high school in Gridley, Calif. Maria, a homemaker and loving […]

Grant Webster Bye, Jr.

Dec. 7, 1930 — June 5, 2012 Grant W. (Jay) Bye, Jr., died at Marshall Hospital last Tuesday, June 5, 2012, of complications from pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. He was 81. He was the firstborn son of Florence and Grant W. Bye, Sr., in Pasadena, Calif., born Dec. 7, 1930. He served in the Navy […]

Alecia Kristen Doss Halk

Jan. 22, 1990 — June 6, 2012 Alecia Kristen Doss Halk died suddenly on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Folsom, Calif. She was born Jan. 22, 1990. She was 22 years old. She leaves behind her loving husband, Daniel Halk; and their young son, Alexander, three years old. She is also survived by her parents, Bill […]

Richard J. Signor

Dec. 29, 1945 — June 3, 2012 Richard J. Signor was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Richmond Heights, Mo., and passed away June 3, 2012, in Auburn, Calif., at the age of 66. He was father to Kim (Mark) Estrada, Dawn (Heiner) Matthies and Sara (Eddy) Altamirano; and grandfather to Darby, Greta, Edward and Emma. He is […]

Cecille Marie Bouscal

July 5, 1925 — June 5, 2012 Cecille Marie Bouscal went to rest at home in Placerville on June 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to Ray Bouscal; loving mother of the late Marc (Elena) Bouscal of Texas, Renee (Jeff) Pecota of Shingle Springs, Cynthia (Steve) Carroll of Redwood City, Paul […]

John P. “Jack” Zimmer

Feb. 13, 1942 — May 28, 2012 John P. “Jack” Zimmer died on May 28, 2012, in North Idaho after developing a sudden heart problem. He was 70 years old. Jack spent the first part of his life in Soquel, Calif., and moved to the Placerville area 25 years ago. He bought a piece of land […]

Harold (Hal) Clinton Cull

Oct. 17, 1928 — May 30, 2012 Harold (Hal) Clinton Cull was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Fresno, Calif. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Marie (Freese) Cull; his second wife, Dion (Julien) Cull; seven brothers; and great-granddaughter, Addison Marie Cull. He is survived by two sisters, Lola Allen and Doris […]

Pierre P. I. Allen

Aug. 2, 1956 — May 30, 2012 Pierre Allen, 55, of El Dorado, died at home on May 30, 2012, of natural causes. He was born Aug. 2, 1956, in Paris, France. Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany between 1976-1979. He occupied himself as a woodworker, mason and maintenance […]

Katy Bockhold

March 23, 1984 — June 1, 2012 Katy Bockhold, 28, a former resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away suddenly on June 1, 2012, due to an unknown medical condition. She was born in Victoria, Australia to Brad and Joanne Bockhold. She moved to Placerville as a child. Katy graduated from Ponderosa High School in 2002 […]

Marilyn Louise Wilson-Draper (Sloss)

April 30, 1933 — May 29, 2012 The Wilson/Draper family lost their beloved matriarch, Marilyn Louise Wilson-Draper (Sloss), 79 years old, from Placerville, Calif., on May 29, 2012. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was originally from Modoc County, born to Maude and Warren “Butch” Sloss in Alturas, Calif., […]

Max Kern

July 19, 1937 — May 26, 2012 Max Kern, 74 years old of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away on May 26, 2012, in Placerville, Calif. He was born on July 19, 1937, in Minnesota and spent most of his life in the Bay Area. He was a Navy veteran, business owner and pile driver, as well […]

Laura Bernadyne “Bernie” Yates

Sept. 15, 1923 — June 2, 2012 The angels have come to lead our beloved mother, sister and grandmother home to her final resting place. “Bernie” was born in Waldron, Ark., to Victor and Frankie Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Buford Williams; her loving husband, Charles Garland Yates; and […]

Mary Elizabeth “Marybess” Garrabrant

April 15, 1924 — May 31, 2012 Our dearest mother passed away on May 31, 2012. Born Mary Elizabeth O’Connell in Jersey City, N.J., on April 15, 1924, Marybess, as she was known to her family and friends, was preceded in death by our father, Robert K. Garrabrant, Sr., Retired USAF; and our sister, Susan […]

Timothy Michael Miranda

June 1, 1990 — May 19, 2012 Timothy Michael Miranda was born June 1, 1990, and passed away May 19, 2012. His life was taken tragically and he will be forever missed and in our hearts. He is with Jesus in Heaven now. Tim grew up in Citrus Heights, Calif., and then moved to Lotus, […]

Barbie Dunham

July 19, 1950 — May 26, 2012 With a heavy heart we have lost a mother, daughter, Grammy and friend. Barbie Dunham went to rest with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 26, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Helen Dunham; daughter, Joy LaRiviere; son-in-law, Troy LaRivere; sisters, Betty Ely and Suzanne Dunham; grandchildren, Nick […]

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 […]

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