Dorothy Jane McHenry-Hicks

Jan. 4, 1924 — July 5, 2015 Dorothy Jane (nee Lavelle) McHenry-Hicks passed away at Western Slope Skilled Nursing Facility on July 5, 2015, at age 91. She was a native of Placerville, Calif., having been born at the old Sanitarium on Jan. 4, 1924. Dorothy and her older sister, Ruth, were raised by their […]

Frederick C. McKain

March 1, 1927 — April 30, 2015 Frederick C. McKain was born March 1, 1927, in Glasgow, Scotland, to William and Henrietta (Coats) McKain. He passed away peacefully at his home in Placerville, Calif., on April 30, 2015, with his family by his side. He is survived by his sons, Douglas and Gregory; sister, Rose […]

Betty P. Bacchi

Jan. 17, 1922 — July 29, 2015 Betty was born in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 17, 1922. She passed away at home on July 29, 2015, in Lotus, Calif., where she spent her last days receiving visitors and spending time with her family. She married Francis Bacchi on May 22, 1948, and moved to El […]

Ronald Richmond Cunnington

Aug. 26, 1933 — July 27, 2015 A resident of Placerville since 1975, Ron passed away peacefully at his home with family nearby. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Lloy; along with four children, Jeannie Radney of Sacramento, Gary Cunnington of Modesto, Roger Cunnington of Placerville and Jon Cunnington of Loomis. He […]

John David Sethre

Aug. 22, 1925 — Aug. 4, 2015 John Sethre passed away Aug. 4, 2015, just shy of his 90th birthday, after a brief battle with lung and bone cancer. He married Evelyn Koleada on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1956, in Montebello, Calif. “Evie” preceded him in death in 2007. John’s very full life began in […]

Jack D. Earles

July 31, 1951 — July 31, 2015 Jack D. Earles was born July 31, 1951, in Compton, Calif., and entered into rest on July 31, 2015. He is survived by James, Linda, and Johnny Earles. Jack grew up in Fresno, Calif., and El Dorado County, Calif. He served his country in the Vietnam war and […]

John Riffey

Nov. 16, 1935 — July 17, 2015 John Riffey, of Sequim, Wash., leaves his wife, Julie; sons, Jeff and Jon; sister, Elizabeth Brown; brother, Floyd Riffey; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother; father; five brothers; and son, Greg. John was a graduate of ECHS and a veteran of […]

Bernard Grover Ryan

Dec. 10, 1929 — Aug. 2, 2015 Bernie was born Dec. 10, 1929, at his grandparents’ home on Grove Avenue in North Sacramento, Calif., to Bernard C. Ryan and Alta “Mamie” Lyon, and left the arms of his loving family on Aug. 2, 2015. The Ryan and Lyon families arrived in Hagginwood (now Sacramento), some […]

Margaret “Peggy” Templeton Enochs Smith

Sept. 10, 1943 — July 29, 2015 Margaret “Peggy” Templeton Enochs Smith, age 71, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2015. She was born on Sept. 10, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind. She attended Mount Diablo High School in Concord, Calif., class of 1961. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, […]

Vincent “Vince” Kane

Dec. 12, 1936 — July 28, 2015 Vincent “Vince” Kane of Plymouth, Calif., passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 78, attended by his wife, Carol; brother, Frank; sister-in-law, Marilyn; and Carol’s sister, Rosalie. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 12, 1936, to the late John and Esther (Haviland) Kane, […]

Donald Gerard Nelson

April 22, 1948 — August 2, 2015 Donald Gerard Nelson passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2015, after a short illness. He is survived by his sister, Lois (Rich) Fryer of Crestview, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Nelson and Mary J. Damratoski. He also leaves behind a very […]

Penny Lee Martin-Bross

Jan. 19, 1962 — July 25, 2015 Penny Lee Martin-Bross passed away suddenly at home in Pollock Pines, Calif., on July 25, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Martin Bross. She was the beloved mother of Dustin Martin; stepmother of Jason (Sandy) Bross, Annette (Jason) Himelick, Kyle (Jessica) Bross and […]

Janis Darlene O’Malley

Aug. 8, 1944 — July 31, 2015 Janis Darlene O’Malley died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, surrounded by her family in her home in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born to the late Roy Skiles and Elinor Bacoccini Skiles on Aug. 8, 1944, in Placerville, Calif. She spent most of her life in Placerville, […]

Edward L. Pomato

March 17, 1943 — July 21, 2015 Edward L. Pomato, age 72, died on Thursday, July 21, 2015, at Western Slope Health Center in Placerville, Calif., from Melanoma. He was born in Oakland, Calif. raised in Sacramento, Calif., and lived his retirement years in Outingdale, Calif. Ed’s humor, cheer, laughter and willingness to always help others […]

Betsy Ripley

June 14, 1922 — June 7, 2015 Betsy Ripley was born in June of 1922 and spent her early years in Downey, Calif. Her family were Sunkist orange growers who had settled in the region in the mid-1800s. They owned the Ball & Tweedy Packing House and farm lands in Downey which were instrumental in […]

Vincent Kane

Dec. 12, 1936 — July 28, 2015 Vincent Kane, of Plymouth, Calif., born Dec. 12, 1936, died July 28, 2015. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s of the Mountains Catholic Church, 18765 Church Street in Plymouth, Calif.

Robert “Bob” Nichols

Oct. 9, 1930 – June 13, 2015 Robert “Bob” Nichols, of Placerville, Calif., born Oct. 9, 1930, died June 13, 2015. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. Refreshments will be served.

Robert “Bob” Doerr

May 19, 1948 — July 20, 2015 Robert “Bob” Doerr passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on July 20, 2015. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Vickie; two sons, Paul and Michael; a daughter-in-law; and five grandchildren. Bob loved life and loved his family. A celebration of life will be held at […]

Thorne L. Barrager

Jan. 29, 1948 — July 22, 2015 Thorne Leigh Barrager, 67, of Placerville, Calif., passed away suddenly on July 22, 2015, while backpacking the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. He was born Jan. 20, 1948, in Owatonna, Minn. He retired to Placerville from a 30-year career with Exxon Mobil. During his career in the oil […]

Muriel Steinwall Humenick

March 28, 1926 — July 15, 2015 Muriel Esther (Steinwall) Humenick was born in Summit, Ill., on March 28, 1926, and passed away in her beloved garden on July 15, 2015. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago and went to college at the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband, William Humenick, […]

Joanne Handshy

Oct. 16, 1946 – June 29, 2015 Joanne passed away unexpectedly from cardiogenic shock in Sacramento. She was born in San Jose, Calif. and moved to El Dorado County in 1993 with her husband Ron. They were married in Pacific Grove, Calif. in 1982 and would have celebrated 33 years of marriage this November. In addition to Ron […]

Lois G. Pratt

Feb. 23, 1931 — July 25, 2015 Lois G. Pratt died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family as she requested. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Lori Edison Aldridge. She leaves behind her children, Joni Edison, Linda Edison Garrett, John Edison and Sissy (Orianna) Phillips; grandchildren, Lisa Aldridge Ford, Jason Aldridge, […]

Loretta Hudelson

May 16, 1943 — July 11, 2015 The angels whispered, “Come join us,” and she was gone. Loretta Hudelson, an active resident of the Mt. Aukum area, passed peacefully while at home with family members by her side on the morning of Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born in Martinez, Calif., to Clovis and […]

Richard Gonzalez

June 6, 1938 – June 12, 2015 Richard Gonzalez, born on June 6, 1938 in Oxnard, Calif., passed away in Diamond Springs on June 12, 2015. In early adulthood, Richard traveled the country with a religious order until settling in El Dorado County in 1978. He was a painting contractor until he retired, but his […]

Jennie Bernice Bumbaca

March 20, 1936 – July 12, 2015 Jennie was born to John Sr. and Dorothy Williams in Palo Alto, Calif. She was married to the late Robert Frank Bumbaca on March 22, 1952 for over 50 years. Jennie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her brother John […]

Keith Caldwell

May 30, 1928  –  July 16, 2015 Keith Caldwell passed away peacefully in Folsom on July 16. He was the loving husband of 41 years to Carol Caldwell who passed away in February of this year. Keith is the beloved father of Chris Andersen of Pollock Pines, Bill Caldwell of Elk Grove, Dennis (Michele) Andersen […]

Joan I. Robbins

May 10, 1939 – July 17, 2015 Cameron Park resident Joan I. Robbins, born May 10, 1939 in San Francisco passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Friday July 17.  She is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many, many friends.  Joan thoroughly enjoyed art and music. As a painter, she […]

Richard Walter Hunn

Oct. 23, 1943 – July 17, 2015 Richard Walter Hunn, 71, died on July 17, after a two-year fight with lung cancer. Richard grew up in South Bend, Ind. After two years at Purdue University, he threw his snow shovel onto the driveway, packed up and drove to Los Angeles. He got a job with […]

Sherrill Janice (Colwell) Bennett

Jan. 26, 1936 – July 17, 2015  Sherrill Janice (Colwell) Bennett (Janice), 79, of Placerville, Calif. died on July 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born January 26, 1936, in Woodland, California, Janice is the daughter of Orlene and Herbert Colwell. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerald W. Bennett, parents and […]

James W. Varozza

Sept. 4, 1924 – June 18, 2015 James W. Varozza, born September 4, 1924, in Tuolumne, Calif. to Bill and Marie Varozza; went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2015, at the age of 90. In 1926 his family moved to a ranch in Latrobe, Calif. where he grew up. He worked on […]

Richard Michael Martin

Oct. 7, 1944 – July 13, 2015 Richard Michael Martin, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Diamond Springs, California, on July 13, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born on October 7, 1944, on his family’s farm in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Michael “Mike” Dominic Martin and […]

Marian Edna Robertson

Marian Edna Robertson April 21, 1924 – July 13, 2015 Marian Edna Robertson was born in Oakland, California and joyfully celebrated her 91st birthday this past April. She passed away in Placerville, California July 13, 2015. Marian is survived by her daughters Kathleen Donovan of Klamath Falls, Oregon and Vickie Baskins of Placerville, Calif.; grandchildren […]

Reginald Rimack

Sept. 7, 1928 – June 27, 2015 On June 27, 2015, Reginald (aka: Bob) joined his Lord Jesus Christ and his two eldest children, Gregory and Kathleen Rimack. He was 86 years old. Reg was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on September 7, 1928. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and afterward, his […]

James Harold Robinett

Feb. 26, 1932-July 13, 2015 Jim went home to be with the Lord peacefully with his family at his side. Jim was born and grew up in Murchison, Texas to Jesse and Ruby. He later joined the Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War as a medic. Jim spent most his life in […]

Fred J. West

March 7, 1966 – July 13, 2015 Fred J. West, of Placerville, Calif., born March 7, 1966, died July 13, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 18, at 3 p.m., with a viewing at 1 p.m. at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue.

Wayne T. Howard

Nov. 14, 1948 – March 9, 2015 Wayne is survived by his wife Carlene, daughter Jamie Lynn, son Andrew, son-in-law Greg, daughter-in-law April, mother Dawn Howard, sister Marlane Howard, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Buck and brother Les. A celebration of life will be held […]

Michel “Mike” Dana Munger

Dec. 20, 1947 – July 6, 2015 Michel “Mike” Dana Munger, 67 of Shingle Springs, Calif., born Dec. 20, 1947 in Oakland, Calif., passed away peacefully with his family by his side Monday, July 6, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. Mike was a loving and devoted father and husband. He was preceded in death by his […]

Myra Budd

June 17, 1921 – July 8, 2015 Myra Budd was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, passed away in Placerville, Calif., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Myra was 94. She was preceded in death by her husband John (Jack) and daughter Barbara. She is survived by her son John; daughter-in-law Kristin; her 5 grandchildren: […]

Kathleen G. Aposhian

Nov. 30, 1945 – July 13, 2015 Kathleen G. Aposhian passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2015.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she left behind her beloved husband of 24 years, Donald Aposhian.  They were looking forward to their 25th anniversary this coming December.  She was preceded in death by her dear daughter, Danielle and father, […]

Dennis Milton Lee

March 30, 1953 – July 13 2015 Dennis Milton Lee, 62, of Placerville passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in Placerville on Monday, July 13, 2015. Dennis was born in Phoenix, Ariz. on March, 30, 1953 to Peggy and Eldred Monk Lee. He attended North High School in Phoenix, Phoenix College and […]

Anthony John Rowe

1935 – 2015 Passed away with peace and grace on Saturday July 11th while at home with his family by his side. Anthony was dearly loved and survived by his wife Carol; brother Ralphy; son Ralph; daughters Rebecca and Rose and his five grand children. Anthony was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to Ralph and Rose […]

Alan Robert Fitch

Aug. 27, 1953 – July 8, 2015 Alan Robert Fitch passed away on July 8, 2015, after a lengthy illness in Auburn, CA. He was 61 years old. Alan was preceded in death by his parents Duane H. Fitch and Jean Dutson Fitch of Pleasanton, CA and leaves behind his three children, Scott H. (Krysta […]

Susan Katherine Smith

March 9, 1944 – June 28, 2015 Susan Katherine Smith of Placerville died on June 28th, 2015. She passed away after a short illness. She will be missed. Born in Los Angeles in 1944, Susan came to Placerville in 1960 where she attended El Dorado High. After high school, she moved to Sacramento to attend college. […]

Elizabeth Jeanne “Jean” Hoernig

June 19, 1923 — June 28, 2015 Elizabeth Jean Hoernig of Placerville, Calif., passed away after a brief illness on July 28, 2015 at the age of 92. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jerome “Jerry” Hoernig. She is survived by her children, Barbara Joan Singleton of Annandale, VA., Michael […]