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Woodrow J. “Woody” Ward Jr.

Dec. 16, 1947 — Dec. 14, 2011 Woodrow J. “Woody” Ward Jr., born Dec. 16, 1947, died Dec. 14, 2011. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 22,at noon, at the Green Valley Mortuary, Green Valley and Bass Lake roads.

Patricia Bidstrup Forni

Aug. 15, 1927 – Dec. 14, 2011 Patricia was born in Placerville and passed away after spending the past few months in a local rest home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Forni; sister, Gloria Melavic; brother, Walter Bidstrup; and sister, Waltha Bidstrup. She is survived by her two children, George […]

Harold I. Veerkamp

May 21, 1927 — Dec. 15, 2011 Harold I. Veerkamp, born May 21, 1927, to Vinton and Regina Veerkamp in Rescue, Calif., was 84 years old when he passed away of natural causes on Dec. 15, 2011, in Rescue. He spent 60 of his 84 years living in Rescue, having recently returned to the area […]

Emerence “Rusty” Frei

1938 — 2011 The Lord took Rusty, of Hayfork and Camino/Pollock Pines, home on Nov. 22, 2011, from Mercy Medical Center in Redding, at the age of 73. She is survived by daughters; Marlyce ‘Monnie’ (Greg) Sarron of Hayfork, Rhonda Hawkins of Hayfork, Konstance Hawkins (Steve) of Willits, Calif., and Colleendawn ‘C.J.’ Sisco (Tad Hair) […]

Rick W. Watson

Sept. 18, 1957 – Dec. 12, 2011 Rick Wendell Watson was born on Sept. 18, 1957, in Phoenix, Ariz., and died on Dec. 12, 2011, in his home in Placerville, Calif. In December of 2010 he was diagnosed with a nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In September of this year, to the eternal sorrow of his family and […]

Fred Burrell Mead

April 21, 1930 – Dec. 12, 2011 Fred Burrell Mead, of Placerville, Calif., born April 21, 1930, died Dec. 12, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines. Friends and family may post condolences online at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.

Derek T. Koelzer

April 4, 1979 — Dec. 11, 2011 After a brave and courageous battle with cancer, we lost our Derek on Dec. 11, 2011. He was the life of our family; he always kept us laughing and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the “rock” for all his cousins and will […]

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John Michael Thomas Ward

June 16, 1960 — Dec. 11, 2011 John Ward passed away at home Dec 11, 2011, in Pollock Pines, Calif., of natural causes. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., on June 16, 1960, to Eugene and Sherrie Ward and lived in El Dorado County for more than 40 years. He was a loving brother of […]

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Donald James Brown

Aug. 9, 1946 — Dec. 7, 2011 Donald, better known as Don to family and friends, passed away too soon on Dec. 7, 2011. He was born Aug. 9, 1946, in Sacramento, Calif., to Wilma and John Brown, who both preceded him in death. He was raised by his grandparents, Ben and Maggie Romesburg, whom […]

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Lucy (Jan) Pease Poirier

Dec. 29, 1938 — Nov. 22, 2011 On Nov. 22, 2011, Lucy (Jan) Pease Poirier passed away after a second fight with cancer at the home of her daughter in Plymouth, Calif. She was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Springfield, Mass., and moved with her family to the Placerville area in 1948. She graduated from […]

LeVerne Garcia

June 1933 — December 2011 Verne loved to tell a story about when he overheard a receptionist describing him as a short, non-descript, little man with big ears. He laughed out loud when he got to the big ears part. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., on June 9, 1933, and died at Marshall Hospital […]

Barton D. Reagan

Jan. 14, 1951 — Dec. 4, 2011 Barton Dale Reagan passed away at the age of 60 at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2011, after a hard fought 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Waynesburg, Penn., to Patricia and Robert Reagan, the oldest brother to […]

Donald France Duncan

Sept. 25, 1926 — Dec. 3, 2011 Donald France Duncan was born and raised in Santa Paula, Calif., the third son of Lula France Duncan and Arthur Franklin Duncan. His maternal great-grandfather was Ari Hopper, a California pioneer who crossed the plains in 1850 and 1852 following his uncle Charles Hopper of the Bidwell-Bartleson party […]

Joe “Guitar” Pallatin

Aug. 19, 1951 – Dec. 2, 2011 Joseph Francis Pallatin, Jr. passed away at age 60 on Dec. 2, 2011, in Orange County, Calif., following a brief battle with cancer. Joe had many loves but his first love was undeniably music. When little Joey was only three years old, he also fell in love with […]

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Bonnie Lou Thompson

Sept. 4, 1946 – Dec. 10, 2011 Bonnie Lou Thompson passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at the age of 65.Born in Bethesda, Ohio to Earl and Martha Skaggs. Bonnie moved to California in 1966 with her parents and siblings. She met the love of her life, […]

John Graham Weir

Oct. 11, 1932 — Dec. 8, 2011 John Graham Weir was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Susanville, Calif., and passed away Dec. 8, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann; his daughter, Melissa Hill (Rocky); son, Jack Weir (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Samantha, Jordan, Michelle, Abigail and Lila; his twin […]

Herman Eugene “Hank” Bott

Sept. 25, 1931 — Dec. 9, 2011 Herman Eugene “Hank” Bott, born Sept. 25, 1931, in Pittsburg, Penn. He was married to his best friend and soul mate for 58 years, Jan, and had three children, Gregory “Paul,” Jana Jean and Jason Lee. He had four grandchildren, Eli Paul Stetson, Victoria Joy, Elizabeth Leigh and […]

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Gary Clark

Dec. 23, 1943 — Nov. 30, 2011 Gary Clark, of Placerville, born Dec. 23, 1943, died Nov. 30, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m., at Church of the Foothills in Cameron Park.

Mendy Gulart

Aug. 6, 1975 — Dec. 7, 2011 Mendy Gulart, formerly of Placerville, born Aug. 6, 1975, died Dec. 7, 2011. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m., at Oak Hill Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road in Folsom.

Thearo L. Snider

Jan. 24, 1931 – Dec. 8, 2011 Thearo L. Snider passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children on Dec. 8, 2011. He is survived by his children, Doug (Barbara) Snider, Michelle (Joe) Pimentel and Kurt Snider; and his step-children, Jim (Dawn) Meyers and Dean Meyers. Thearo was preceded in death by his first […]

Saima Wirtanen

July 10, 1930 — Dec. 6, 2011 Saima Wirtanen, 81, born July 10, 1930, peacefully left us on Dec. 6, 2011, surrounded by her family at home in Pleasant Valley. She was a farmer’s daughter in Upstate New York, a loving mother in California and ultimately a world traveler. She will be missed by her […]

Dion Hill

Nov. 3, 1937 — Nov. 29, 2011 Dion Hill, of Grizzly Flat, born Nov. 3, 1937, died Nov. 29, 2011. A memorial will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Church in Placerville.

Kathleen Ann Frink Withrow

May 2, 1948 — Nov. 19, 2011 Kathleen Ann Frink Withrow was born May 2, 1948, and was at home when she succumbed to cancer on Nov. 19, 2011, after a valiant fight. Kathy started life in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived there 12 years before moving with her parents to Sacramento. As a young girl […]

Laura A. Desin

July 5, 1957 — Dec. 1, 2011 Laura A. Desin passed away from complications of sepsis on Dec. 1, 2011. She was a resident of Somerset. Laurie was born on July 5, 1957, to Kenneth H. Babb and Marjorie C. Babb, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her […]

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Lily Rhynes

Jan. 4, 1956 — Nov. 17, 2011 Lily Rhynes was born the second of five children in Castro Valley to Doc Rhynes and Melchora (Milly) Ellington. She raised five children as a single Mom. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, James; daughter, Amanda; and nephew, Timothy. She leaves her beloved family: daughters, […]

Dallas Huddle

Jan. 5, 1930 — Nov. 30, 2011 Dallas was born Jan. 5, 1930. He went peacefully home to be with his loving wife, Lawanda Huddle on Nov. 30,2011. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Settles of Dayton, Ohio; stepchildren, Pam Crozier, Tirzah Davis and Charles Adams; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He […]

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Frances B. Sarver

Sept. 19, 1921 — Nov. 25, 2011 Fran passed away peacefully at home with her family after a long bout with pulmonary fibrosis. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and son, Kerry B. Sarver. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Sarver (Citrus Heights, Calif.); a son, Larry […]

Ella Mae Dorsey

July 21, 1927 – Nov. 27, 2011 Ellie Mae Dorsey passed away too soon on Nov. 27, 2011, at her home in Cameron Park, Calif. She was born on July 21, 1927, in Logansport, Ind., to Courtney and Marie Hennesey. During World War II she worked for the federal government in Washington, DC. She spent […]

Terri Lee Bradley

Nov. 23, 1953 – Nov. 28, 2011 A 20 year resident of Placerville, Terri passed away after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Sebrina Jackson, Regina Bradley, Christina (Rigo) Gonzalez-Bradley and Janet Bradley; seven grandchildren, and one more on the way. She was preceded in death by her […]

Donna Kunhardt Moore

1919 — 2011 Donna Kunhardt Moore is survived by her only child, Judie Vanderbundt (Skip) of Sacramento; sister, Claudia Michael (Larry) of Santa Maria; two granddaughters, Whitney Sweet (Eric) of Folsom and Piper Vogt (Scott) of Aptos; as well as her six cherished great-grandchildren, Lillie and Victor Vogt, and Paige, Samantha and Morgan Sweet. Donna […]

John E. Pertle

July 5, 1922 — Dec. 5, 2011 John E. Pertle was born July 5, 1992, and passed away Dec. 5, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., at House Of Prayer Family Fellowship, 7901 Highway 193 in Garden Valley.

Elbert (Bert) Emerson Landes

1914 — Nov. 24, 2011 Elbert (Bert) Emerson Landes died on Nov. 24, 2011, at the age of 97. Born in Gila County, Ariz., he grew up in Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years; his children, Janet Clark, Al Landes (Jill), Mark Landes (Philomena), Larry Landes (Justine), Ellen Mooney […]

Virginia Kraatz

Sept. 8, 1930 — Nov. 25, 2011 Virginia A. Kraatz, born Sept. 8, 1930, died at age 81 on Nov. 25, 2011. She leaves behind her loving husband, Walter; and her four children, Karen Buzbee, Barbara Webber, David, Stephen and their spouses. She is also survived by her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loved her […]

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Joe “Guitar” Pallatin

Aug. 19, 1951 – Dec. 2, 2011 Joe “Guitar” Pallatin of Cameron Park. Survived by his daughter Rachel, and three sons; Loren, David and Steven. Services will be announced at a later date.

Jean Doris Bradley

Dec. 25, 1924 — Dec. 1, 2011 Jean Doris Bradley, of Placerville, born Dec. 25, 1924, died Dec. 1, 2011. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street in Placerville. A reception will follow.

Geneva Marie Callahan

Jan. 13, 1925 — Nov. 29, 2011 Geneva Marie Callahan was born Jan. 13, 1925, in a covered wagon as her family crossed Texas on their way to Arizona. She passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29, 2011, with loved ones at her side. She was preceded in death by her only son, Jimmie […]

Lily Rhynes

Jan. 4, 1956 — Nov. 17, 2011 Lily Rhynes, of Camino, born Jan. 4, 1956, died Nov. 17, 2011. Services are pending.

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Jane E. Thomas

Jan. 20, 1925 — Nov. 30, 2011 Jane E. Thomas was the mother of John Malia, Carol Shipman and James Jones of California and Arlene Roberts of Texas. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Jane was born in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 20, 1925. She is survived by her four children […]

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Beatrice (Bunny) Mae Spears

July 23,1937 — Nov. 24, 2011 Bunny, as all of her family and friends knew her, passed away peacefully at home on Thanksgiving morning after a relatively brief fight with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Bunny leaves to mourn her loss her husband of 56 years, Bud Spears of Pollock Pines; their two daughters, Anita […]

Robert James “Jim” Dunning

Aug. 20, 1941 — Nov. 24, 2011 Robert James “Jim” Dunning, born in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 20, 1941, passed away in Placerville on Nov. 24, 2011, of congestive heart failure. A 1960 graduate of El Dorado High School, Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and Guy. He is survived by his […]

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Catherine (Cathy) Anita Blum

June 30, 1945 – Oct. 31, 2011 Catherine (Cathy) Blum, born Catherine Anita Lagomarsino, died peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 31, surrounded by her loving family. Her death followed a courageous battle against lung cancer that was diagnosed in March of 2010. Born in Ukiah to Victor and Ruth Lagomarsino, the family relocated to […]

Donald E. Heath

May 28, 1956  –  November 21, 2011 Donald Edwin Heath passed away, after a long illness, on November 21, 2011,  surrounded by his loving family.  Don is survived by his Parents, Philip and Shirley Heath of Granite City, Il., His twin brother, Dan Heath and Dan’s wife (Lorna) of Somerset; sister Carolyn Johnson of Granite […]

Lois M. Penner-Black

Feb. 11, 1933 – Nov. 15, 2011 Lois M. Penner-Black, born Feb. 11, 1933, died at age 78 on Nov. 15, 2011. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Bill Black, of Placerville and her mother and father, Hazel and Alfred Larson of Vallejo. Lois is survived by her five children, Cathie Nelson, Phillip Penner of […]

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Mae Carleen Bruton

May 18, 1942 – Nov. 13, 2011 Mae Carleen Bruton of Somerset, Calif., born May 18, 1942, died Nov. 13, 2011. At her request, services will be private.

Kenneth LeRoy Cramer

July 19, 1948 – Nov. 20, 2011 Kenny Cramer was born July 19, 1948 in Placerville and peacefully passed away at 63 years old on Nov. 20, 2011. He was a kind person and loved his family and will be greatly missed. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jerry, Jim and […]

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