Thomas Deachman Mills

Dec. 5, 1924 — March 17, 2015 Thomas Deachman Mills was born on Dec. 5, 1924, in Fairmont, Minn., the ninth child of Joel Webster and Ida Jane (Stewart) Mills. He passed away on March 17, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. Growing up on farms in Minnesota, Thomas graduated from high school in Fairmont, where he […]

Carl Geuy

July 11, 1931 — Feb. 21, 2015 Carl Everett Geuy Jr. passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born in Osawatomie, Kansas, on July 11, 1931, to Erma “Bonnie” and Carl Geuy Sr. They moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he attended Central High School. Carl was […]

Gerald R. Campbell

Dec. 9, 1952 — Feb. 21, 2015 Gerald R. Campbell, known to so many as “Chef Gerald,” passed away after a brief illness. His passion for creating and preparing food was a life-long legacy, from cooking in fine restaurants in LaHaina, Maui, to owning and running JK’s bar and grill in the hills above Placerville. […]

Rudy Baldonado

Oct. 1939 — March 1, 2015 Rudy Baldonado passed away unexpectedly, but free of pain, on March 1, 2015, after a lengthy stay at Sutter Memorial hospital from quadruple open heart surgery. He was born in the Philippine Islands. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked in the IT field for half of his […]

Ralph Taeger

Born in New York City, Ralph Taeger passed away peacefully on March 11, at Marshall Hospital, Placerville, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of German immigrants, Fred and Olga Taeg(d)er. As a young man, Ralph aspired to become an actor. He headed for Hollywood, where he appeared in TV series and movies. His […]

Norman (Pete) Karrer

October 5, 1932 – March 12, 2015 Born October 5, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas and passed from this world March 12, 2015.  He was surrounded by loving family and friends. Pete served honorably in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.  As a corpsman (Medic), he bravely served his brothers in arms in both the […]

Brian Lee Watson

Jan. 29, 1949 — March 12, 2015 Brian Lee Watson was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Orland, Calif. He passed away March 12, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. He was the loving husband and father to Janet, Lauren and Sammie. He also shared his love and kindness with a wonderful extended family and a large number […]

Marianne Whitney Chavez

Feb. 25, 1932 — March 10, 2015 Marianne Whitney Chavez, loving wife and mother of eight, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 10, 2015, due to acute kidney and lung failure. She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Clifton and Helen Whitney. They soon moved to California […]

Corine Hodgkin Couch funeral notice

Dec. 4, 1936 — March 10, 2015 Corine Hodgkin Couch, of Shingle Springs, Calif., born Dec. 4, 1936, died March 10, 2015. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on March 16 at 11 a.m.

Norman “Pete” Karrer funeral notice

Oct. 5, 1932 — March 12, 2015 Norman “Pete” Karrer, born October 5, 1932, passed away March 12, 2015. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 18, at Westwood Hills Memorial Park followed by a celebration of life at the Veteran’s Hall.

Reynaldo “Rey” Pino

Feb. 18, 1932 — March 11, 2015 Reynaldo “Rey” Pino, 83, of Placerville, Calif., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in West Los Angeles to Carmella and Alejandro Pino. Rey resided in Placerville since 1981. A loving, generous man with a contagious laugh, he always went over and beyond […]

Janet H. Medici

May 5, 1929 — March 4, 2015 Janet H. Medici, born May 5, 1929, passed away peacefully in her home on March 4, 2015, with her beloved daughter, Cindy, at her side. Her dear granddaughters, Kim Tannehill Medici and Leah Delmer, along with great-granddaughter, Mylah, had maintained a devoted vigil during the previous 48 hours. […]

Billy Boyce Garrett

Dec. 20, 1932 — March 11, 2015 Long-time resident Billy Boyce Garrett passed away on March 11, 2015, with his loving children at his side. A proud veteran who served in the U. S. Navy, Billy was also a retired CHP officer, served on the El Dorado County Grand Jury and was a member of […]

Betty Louise Swaze

Dec. 27, 1927 — Feb. 26, 2015 Betty Louise Swaze passed away peacefully in Granite Bay, Calif. She was 87 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Swaze; mother and father, Belva and Charles Weirick; and seven brothers and sisters. She leaves behind two daughters, Terry Alfano and Donna Silvertooth; […]

Margaret Anne Maxwell

Feb. 15, 1924 — Feb. 16, 2015 Margaret Maxwell was born Feb. 15, 1924, and passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She was born and raised in Southern California. She and her husband, Bob, moved to the Placerville area in 1980 to be closer to their grandchildren. She was preceded in death […]

Dorothy Cosens Brown

Nov. 6, 1920 — March 9, 2015 At her request, a gathering will take place later in the spring on the family ranch near Somerset, Calif., to remember Dorothy “Dottie” Cosens Brown. She passed away March 9, 2015, in Chico, following a lengthy illness, at the age of 94. Born Dorothy Claire Cosens at the […]

Sidney E. (Carlson) Acuff

Sept. 12, 1930 — March 3, 2015 Sidney E. (Carlson) Acuff died March 3, 2015, in Rapid City, S.D. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Hot Springs, S.D. She came to California in 1953 and married John Acuff in 1955. She lived in El Dorado until 2014, when she returned to South Dakota. Sidney […]

James “Big Daddy” Ronald Van Schoyck

April 4, 1934 — March 7, 2015 Jim was born in Ventura, Calif., and passed away at his home in Pollock Pines, Calif., cared for by his wife, Carol; sons, Jim and John; daughter-in-law, Patty; and the team at Snowline Hospice. Jim grew up in Ventura and Covina, Calif., until being drafted by Uncle Sam […]

Kermit Moe funeral notice

Aug. 24, 1927 — Dec. 8, 2014 Kermit Moe, formerly of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 24, 1927, died Dec. 8, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at Westwood Hills Memorial Park on Cold Springs Road in Placerville.

John Perron Simpson

October 1948 — Feb. 11, 2015 John Perron Simpson, a veteran of the United States, passed away Feb. 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife, sister, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. A veteran’s service will be announced at a later date. He was loved by […]

Grace Virginia Hobday

Nov. 29, 1923 — Feb. 7, 2015. Grace, known as Ginger, was 91 years old and lived in Placerville, 
Calif., with her daughter, Mary Lou, and son-in-law, Robert Thresher, 
for the last six years. She was born to Robert and Nina Dunbar on Nov. 29, 
1923, in Brighton, Iowa, one of 10 children. She passed […]

Carol Darlene Caldwell

Dec. 2, 1931 — Feb. 26, 2015 Carol Darlene Caldwell passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Folsom, on Feb. 26, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Keith. She was the beloved mother of Chris Andersen of Pollock Pines, Bill Caldwell of Elk Grove, Cheryl (Tim) McManigal of Rancho […]

Honey Mason Privett

April 8, 1950 — Feb. 28, 2015 One of Placerville’s great Christian souls passed on to be with Jesus on Feb. 28, 2015. Honey Privett died in her sleep, leaving behind a legacy of good works on behalf of the homeless community of El Dorado County. She leaves behind her sons, Dallas and Jacob; brothers, […]

Armin Emil Filsinger

Sept. 14, 1936 — March 3, 2015 Armin Emil Filsinger passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the loving husband of 49 years to Laura Filsinger; beloved father of Eva Jean (Phil) Plante and Eric Emil (Fawn) Filsinger; brother of Ursula Ilmberger of Leimen, Germany; brother-in-law of Bill (Katie) Robinson; […]

Thomas Raymond Pearson

Jan. 27, 1939 — Feb. 23, 2015 Thomas Pearson passed away on Feb. 23, 2015, at the age of 76, after a short battle with cancer, in the loving home of his brother, J.D. and wife, Betty Pearson. His niece, Jodee and husband, Michael Buchanan were there to help care for him until his passing. […]

Donna Louise Rafnson

Oct. 12, 1939 — Jan. 20, 2015 Donna Louise Rafnson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2015, at her home in Albany, Ore. Born in Sacramento, Calif., to Donald and Ruth Lewis, she later moved to El Dorado County, where she would spend more than 30 years raising her family as well […]

Ron Foster

Feb. 19, 1930 — Feb. 26, 2015 Ron Foster, born Feb. 19, 1930, in Wichata, Kansas, passed away Feb. 26, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was the loving father of daughter, Debbi S. Nelson (Don); son, R. Craig Foster (Laura); and stepsons, Robert Smith, Mike Foster, Paul Smith and Gene Smith and their families. He […]

Edmund F. Lima

March 23, 1930 — Feb. 13, 2015 Edmund F. Lima passed away Feb. 13, 2015, in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 84 years old. He was born March 23, 1930, in Taunton, Mass. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1996 after 39 years with Aero Jet. Edmund […]

Arnold Fertig

1932 — Feb. 15, 2015 Arnold Fertig passed at the age of 82 on Feb. 15, 2015. He passed peacefully in his sleep, just as we all wish for. He was found in his bed at his home in Pollock Pines, Calif., by his good friends and neighbors, Richard Ravizza and Tom and Candy Griffin. […]

Jerrilee A. Griego

Feb. 15, 1937 — Feb. 18, 2015 Jerrie Griego, 78, passed away at home in the loving care of her family on Feb. 18, 2015, after a four-year battle with cancer. Born Jerrilee Annette Hayes on Feb. 15, 1937, in Oshkosh, Neb., she was the older of two born to railroad man Ralph Hayes and […]

Chad Edward Westbrook funeral notice

Nov. 15, 1972 — Feb. 14, 2015 Chad Edward Westbrook, born Nov. 15, 1972, died Feb. 14, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, March 15, at Para Vi Vineyards, located at 2875 Larsen Drive in Camino, Calif., with a celebration of life to follow immediately.

Dorothy Fay Elrod

Aug. 9, 1919 — Feb. 12, 2015 Dorothy F. Elrod passed away peacefully at home in Garden Valley on Feb. 12, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Elrod, in 1993. She leaves behind two daughters, Patricia Whitaker of Garden Valley and Marilyn Kemp of Annandale, Va.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; […]

Leighton John Welda

Oct. 6, 1924 — Feb. 9, 2015 John was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in LaCrosse, Wisc., to Claude and Maude Welda, the youngest of their six children. He met his wife, Elnora, while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Battle Creek, Mich., and they were married in May of 1946. John was […]

Ralph A. LaRosa

March 14, 1931 — Jan. 27, 2015 Ralph LaRosa was born on a snowy day in Chicago, Ill. He was the only son born to Samuel LaRosa and Rosario (Sadie) LaRosa. His sister, Rosalie, was born eight years later. He grew up in Chicago, surrounded by a large Italian family. He worked in his father’s […]

Carl Lambert

March 10, 1931 — Feb. 18, 2015 Carl Leroy Lambert passed away Feb. 18, 2015. He was born March 10, 1931, in West Bridgewater, Pa. He was one of 11 children and loved to regale us with stories of his childhood and teenage years. True happiness was expressed in his eyes and his manner when […]

David Clarence Wilkerson

Aug. 7, 1946 — Feb. 7, 2015 David Wilkerson, age 68, a lifetime resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away at home surrounded by his family on Feb. 7, 2015. He is survived by his six children, Kathy Ogino, Bonnie Henderson, Tom Wilkerson, Tim Conlon, David Conlon and Danny Conlon; his nine grandchildren; ex-wife, Jeanne Quintero; […]

Leonard “Lenny” Francis Wallace

Oct. 6, 1936 — Feb. 16, 2015 During the morning hours on Feb. 16, 2015, Leonard passed peacefully of natural causes. He was 77 years old. Leonard was born on Oct. 6, 1936, in New York, N.Y. As a young boy, he and his family traveled west and settled in San Francisco, Calif., where he attended […]

Gloria Linson

Oct. 29, 1935 — Jan. 29, 2015 We are saddened to announce the death of Ms. Gloria Linson of Lincoln, Calif. Gloria lived and worked in Placerville for more than 20 years before moving to Oregon as she promoted with the Federal Forest Service. She retired from the Forest Service after 30 years of dedicated service. […]

Janet “Sue” Dunning Spencer

Nov. 6, 1945 — Feb. 19, 2015 Former Gem County, Idaho, Chief Deputy Clerk, Sue Spencer, passed away on Feb. 19, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Sacramento County, Calif., where she had relocated in July 2014. Sue is survived by her children, Rick Spencer (Kathy) and Lana Alton (Lonny); her grandchildren, Steven (Ashley), Craig, […]

Samuel Eli McAtee

Sept. 30, 2010 — Feb. 20, 2015 Samuel Eli McAtee was born on Sept. 30, 2010, with the original name of “34abmc Mercy San Juan.” He was a safely-surrendered baby that was lovingly placed in the arms of Patrick and Keri McAtee when he was 17 days old. From that day forward Samuel became their […]

Frances Edith Mary Bishop Doty

Oct. 25, 1913 — Jan. 2, 2015 Frances Edith Mary Bishop Doty, age 101, died peacefully in her Cameron Park, Calif., home of 30 years on Jan. 2, 2015. Her husband, Abe, and eldest son, Richard, preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Tara Lynn Storke Gormley of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and […]

Clifford Guy Munger funeral notice

Sept. 18, 1925 — Feb. 17, 2015 Clifford Guy Munger, of Cameron Park, Calif., born Sept. 18, 1925, died Feb. 17, 2015. A funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3111 Tierra De Dios Drive in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Robert “Bob,” “Boomer” Springer

March 16, 1924 — Feb. 21, 2015 Robert “Bob,” “Boomer” Springer, age 90, was born in Placerville, Calif., on March 16, 1924, and passed away at home in Placerville on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by his family. After returning from serving in the Army during World War II, Bob worked for Morton’s Construction Co., […]

Ellen Morey

Jan. 1, 1924 — Feb. 21, 2015 Descendent of an El Dorado County pioneer family, Ellen L. Morey passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2015. She was 91 years old. Ellen Lorraine Morey was born on Jan. 1, 1924, in Placerville, Calif. She was the fourth of five children born to Elwood W. Morey and […]

Marion Elizabeth Beach

Oct. 14, 1941 — Feb. 7, 2015 Our beloved Marion passed unexpectedly on Feb. 7, 2015, due to complications following cardiac surgery. She was born on Oct. 14, 1941, in Allen, Okla., to Moraine and George B. Morgan. She was laid to rest at Green Valley Cemetery in Rescue, Calif., on Feb. 13. Marion is […]