Sarah S. Septer

April 16, 1955 — April 13, 2015 Sarah passed away unexpectedly at home and is now in the loving arms of Jesus. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Bowen; and brother, John Bowen.She is survived by her mother, Betty Wallace of Washington; daughter, Sally Septer of Oregon; brother, Steve Bowen (Julie) of […]

Charles Henry Grasmick

Aug. 3, 1947 — May 10, 2015 Charles Henry Grasmick passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 10, 2015, after six years battling colon cancer. He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 26 years, Twila; four siblings, Rick, Judy, Steve and Richard; and all of his children, Rob, Lisa, Laura, Charles, […]

Melvin Joseph Stoddard

Sept. 8, 1934 — April 22, 2015 Mel Stoddard passed away on April 22, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., having turned 80 last September, becoming a great-grandfather four days earlier and only hours after celebrating his 59th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; sister, JoAnn (Elson); brother, Bob; four children, Bob, Steve, Leanne […]

Neill Stromberg

1948-2015 Neill Stromberg suffered a sudden unexplained attack to his auto immune system on March 14th, that eventually took his life on May 1. Although not always able to respond, he was aware of, and appreciated, the outpouring of love and support from numerous family and friends during his hospitalization. He was one of six […]

David “Dave Waggy” Keith Waggoner

July 22, 1961 — April 20, 2015 Dave was born July 22, 1961, in Alaska, while his father was serving his country in the U.S. Army, and passed away April 20, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. His family moved to Dublin, Calif., where they lived for several years, until moving to Shingle Springs, Calif. Dave lived […]

Kenneth Ray Watkins

May 25, 1925 — May 2, 2015 Kenneth Ray Watkins peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., on May 2, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach, Calif. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that […]

Rev. Marlin J. Sampson

Feb. 1, 1923 — April 23, 2015 The Rev. Marlin James Sampson was born in Chickasha, Okla., on Feb. 1, 1923, and passed away on April 23, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was 92 years old. Florence Evalyn (McBride), his wife of 67 years, preceded him in death on June 12, 2013. Rev. Sampson served […]

Cindy Sutherland

July 26, 1959 — April 22, 2015 Cindy Sutherland was born July 26, 1959, in Placerville, Calif., to Wilson and Pauline Hamp. She departed this life on April 22, 2015, at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was married to Robert Douglas Sutherland III on July 3, 1987. Cindy attended high school in Placerville. She worked at […]

Jeanne Pridmore

Dec. 13, 1925 — May 8, 2015 Jeanne Pridmore, longtime Placerville, Calif., resident, passed away peacefully May 8, 2015. She is survived by her best friend, Doris Beemer; and all Doris’ children and grandchildren, who loved Jeanne dearly. Jeanne was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., moved to San Diego during World War II, […]

Harry Lee Ney

April 27, 1936 — May 3, 2015 Harry Lee Ney passed away peacefully among his family on May 3, 2015. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Frances; his four children, Debra Nichols, Lorna Ney, Doug Ney and Paulette Roberts; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A lifelong Californian, Harry was one of eight […]

Lorry Tibbetts

Nov. 18, 1952 — April 17, 2015 Lorry Tibbetts, born Nov. 18, 1952, died April 17, 2015, in her home in Placerville, Calif., at the age of 62. She is survived by brother, Larry Tibbetts; two daughters and their husbands, Danielle and Ben Varozza and Rachael and James Milazzo of Placerville; and six grandchildren. She […]

Kimberly Jean Taylor

March 17, 1955 — May 2, 2015 Kimberly Jean Taylor passed away suddenly at home May 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband of eight years, Tim Taylor; her son, Trenton Gemmet; mother, Mary Witherow; brothers, Mark and Ron Witherow; and step-daughter, Meghan Taylor. She resided in El Dorado country since 1969, worked as […]

Karen Frances Schuldt

July 16, 1943 — May 2, 2015 Karen Frances Schuldt was born in New York on July 16, 1943, and died peacefully on May 2, 2015. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Karen made California her home for the past 51 years. Trained as a registered nurse, her passion was in pediatrics up to her […]

Dorothy Jane Arsenith

March 11, 1921 — May 5, 2015 Dorothy Jane Arsenith passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 5, 2015, in Lincoln, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George. She as the loving mother of Loretta Reiss, William (Katharine) Arsenith and George (Christy) Arsenith; devoted grandmother of seven; and […]

Leif and LaVonne Aalberg

Leif Aalberg Nov. 11, 1918 — Jan. 26, 2015 LaVonne Aalberg May 28, 1923 — Feb. 23, 2015 Leif was born on Nov. 11, 1918, in Trondheim, Norway, and passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2015. LaVonne was born on May 28, 1923, in Beresford, S.D., also passing away peacefully in Placerville, […]

Willem Frederick Bazuin

Nov. 15, 1933 — April 21, 2015 Willem Frederick Bazuin, 81, of Placerville, Calif., died on April 21, 2015, with his wife and best friend of 39 years, Raine, by his side, holding his hand. He was born to the late Hank Bazuin and Neeltje Kulik on Nov. 15, 1933, at The Hague, Holland, where […]

Lee Roy McGuire

Aug. 14, 1933 — March 31, 2015 Lee Roy McGuire, age 81, passed away on March 31, 2015, while residing in Fernley, Nev. He was a resident of El Dorado County for many years, prior to moving to Nevada. He was an ambitious man, hard working and an avid land developer. He started his own […]

James “Jim” Olean Hauck

March 9, 1945 — April, 30, 2015 James “Jim” Olean Hauck, 70, of Imperial and Camino, Calif., passed away on April, 30, 2015, of a heart attack, while working on his property in Northern California — something he liked to do on a daily basis. He was born in Portland, Ore., on March 9, 1945. He graduated from Holtville High School and continued on to […]

Linden Louise Hayes Louk

May 26, 1923 — April 21, 2015 Linden Louise Hayes Louk departed this world with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. There she was reunited with her loved ones — husband, Jim; son, Steven; parents, “Mama and Da;’ and many family and friends. Daughter of Jack N, Hayes and Frances Hightower, Linden was […]

Michael A. Cooper

Oct. 16, 1991 — April 21, 2015 Michael A. Cooper loved playing baseball. After graduating high school (Hiram Johnson) he took a couple of years off and he did gaming, which he loved. Finally making his mind up, he wanted to become a Marine. He joined the Marine Corps on March 17, 2014, and was […]

Ida “Vicki” Aros

Dec. 4, 1937 — April 17, 2015 Vicki Aros passed away peacefully among family at the age of 77. She was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Berkeley, Calif. She was the youngest of three children born of Gilbert and Lucille Vicars. She married her sweetheart, Joe, on the 4th of July, 1959. They were married […]

Bobby Dean Foster

Jan. 23, 1940 — April 19, 2015 Bobby Dean Foster — loyal husband, devoted family man and true friend — passed away with dignity and courage surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 75. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer 18 months ago and fought […]

Anthony R. Turcotte

Nov. 23, 1931 — April 18, 2015 Anthony “Tony” Ralph Turcotte was born Nov. 23, 1931, to Archie and Ruth Turcotte in Pawtucket, R.I. He left this world peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Empire Ranch Alzheimer’s Facility in Folsom, Calif. Tony was preceded in death by his parents as well as numerous aunts […]

Thelma Gruber Parker

Dec. 19, 1914 — April 19, 2015 Thelma Gruber Parker, age 100, passed away peacefully at her home, following a brief illness, on April 19, 2015. She was born in Camp Douglas, Wis., and attended high school in Montana. She received her license in Cosmetology in North Dakota, where she met her husband of 39 […]

Nadine Ella Tyrrell Pierson

1930 — 2015 Nadine Pierson, a respected local artist, teacher and resident of the Placerville community for more than 40 years, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015, while visiting her son in Boise, Idaho. Nadine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sept. 1, 1930, and with her family witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor […]

Mary Lynn Klasch

June 22, 1938 — April 4, 2015 Mary Lynn Klasch passed away on April 4, 2015, due to complications from a surgery. She was born to William and Hilda Conner on June 22, 1938, in Rimersburg, Pa. Lynn enjoyed working with people as a school secretary and a medical receptionist but it was her work for […]

Marty Perry

Aug. 21, 1949 — April 15, 2015 Marty Perry was born on Aug. 21, 1949, in Chardon, Ohio, and passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2015, in Cool, Calif. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Marty spent the majority of his life playing music with his brothers. The Perry Brothers Band […]

Edward Gorden Miskovsky

July 8, 1945 — April 20, 2015 Ed passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., as a result of a recent leg injury due to an accident. He suffered many years with breathing problems related to COPD (Emphysema). He was preceded in death by his son, John […]

Lorretta Fuller

May 13, 1940 — April 22, 2015 Lorretta Fuller is survived by her husband, Jerry Fuller; three children, Jerry Fuller Jr., Tod Fuller and Jackie Asano; and six grandchildren. She lived in El Dorado County for 17 years. She served as a volunteer for the El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program, serving lunches at the […]

Herb “Gus” Grosz

April 16, 1934 — April 20, 2015 Born on April 16, 1934, Gus peacefully passed away on April 20, 2015. He lived most of his life in the Elk Grove, Calif., area. He graduated from Elk Grove High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Idzinga. After serving four years in the […]

James “Jim” A. Leedy


May 17, 1928 — April 21, 2015 James Almond Leedy, 86, passed away at home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born May 17, 1928, in Arnett, Okla., and spent his childhood there until moving to California. After graduating from Sweetwater High School in Chula Vista, Calif., he visited his […]

Harrold Dean “Jerry” Jermiah funeral notice

Oct. 16, 1933 — April 24, 2015 Harrold Dean “Jerry” Jermiah a 48-year resident of El Dorado County, born Oct. 16, 1933, died April 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Online condolences may be […]

Walter Van Pierce

April 30, 1955 – Aug. 29, 2014 Walter Van Pierce, 59, passed late evening of Aug. 28, 2014, in La Quinta, Calif., after a long illness. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and his occupation was that of laborer and carpenter. He was a direct lineal descendent of Captain Michael Pierce of Scituate, Mass., […]

Luella Ruth Roenfeldt

July 1, 1941 — April 20, 2015 Luella Roenfeldt lost her courageous fight with heart disease at the age of 73. She was born on July 1, 1941, in Prairie Grove, Ark., and moved to Placerville at the age of 3. She was a 32-year employee of El Dorado County in the Auditor’s office before […]

Rex L. Waldron

Feb. 24 1928 — March 3, 2015 Rex passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family. He was 87 years old and a longtime resident of Placerville. He was born in Madison, Wisc., Dane County, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard for his service in the Merchant Marines, on the steam […]

Wendy J. (Clark) Armstrong

Aug. 14, 1948 – April 9, 2015 Wendy J. (Clark) Armstrong, of Placerville, born Aug. 14, 1948 died April 9, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m., at 2521 Cold Springs Road in Placerville.

Dennis William Peek

Dec. 20, 1955 — April 3, 2015 Dennis Peek, 59, of Camino, Calif., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife and children. His passing concluded a two-year battle with cancer of the liver. Dennis was born in Goshen, Ind., the second of three children, to William and Lorraine Peek. Shortly thereafter, the family […]

John P. Simpson funeral notice

October 1948 — February 2015 John P. Simpson, of Placerville, Calif., born October 1948, died February 2015. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 2, at 1 p.m., at Westwood Hills Memorial Park in Placerville. A celebration of life will follow at Gold Ridge Forest POA Lodge, 4101 Opal Trail in Pollock Pines, Calif.

Robert Joseph Gatlin Jr. funeral notice

Dec. 11, 1955 — March 28, 2015 Robert Joseph Gatlin Jr., born Dec. 11, 1955, died March 28, 2015. A celebration of life with veteran’s honors will be held Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.

Alden “Al” Stoddard funeral notice

Dec. 31, 1934 — April 7, 2015 Alden “Al” Stoddard, of Swansboro, Calif., born Dec. 31, 1934, died April 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m., at The Warehouse Ministries, 9933 Business Park Drive in Sacramento, Calif.

Vickey Christine Moreno

Dec. 25, 1942 — April 13, 2015 The skies of Lotus/Coloma shine brighter in remembrance of Vickey Christine Moreno. She passed away April 13, 2015, in the comforts of home and family. Born on Dec. 25, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., she was a resident of El Dorado County since 1972. She continued the legacy […]

Allen H. Tuttle

Nov. 10, 1929 — April 3, 2015 “To serve my country and my fellowman to the best of my ability” was the personal mission statement of Allen H. Tuttle. A Brigadier General in the U.S. Army National Guard, he served both his country and his fellowman everyday of his life until his passing on April […]

Steven Allen Chasen

Feb. 25, 1953 — April 1, 2015 Steven Allen Chasen passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., April 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Chasen; and brother, Tom Chasen. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Ann Collier; his sister, Robyn Sax; his daughters, Karrie Fieri, Stephenie Tilman and Colleen Grossman; […]

Joseph John Klein

June 10, 1927 — April 2, 2015 Joseph John Klein, aged 87, from Bath, Pa., passed away on April 2, 2015, in Roseville, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons, Joe and John Matt; daughters, Kim and Kellie; and five grandchildren. Joseph was a U.S. Marine and a […]