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Ray Bailey

May 28, 1918 — Sept. 23, 2011 Ray, age 93, born Ray Addison Bailey in Bath, N.Y., on May 28, 1918, passed away in Placerville on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 4:10 p.m. He leaves behind a daughter, Patricia Mateo and husband Louis of Shingle Springs; grandchildren, Shannon Baxter, Hank Baxter Jr. and his wife Shelly, […]

Lowell R. Hodgkins

July 23, 1930 — Sept. 19, 2011 Lowell R. Hodgkins, 81, of Placerville, beloved husband of Maria, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011. He served in the Air Force and Navy, was a mortgage broker for the past 14 years and published several books. He is survived by two sons, Bob and Jeff (wife Nancy) […]

Mary Dolores Bussell

May 23, 1915 — Sept. 23, 2011 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Dolores Larragoite Bussell (Maria) passed peacefully among family on Sept. 23, 2011. The first of 10 children, Mary Dolores was a born leader. The managerial skills she learned from helping run the family business and estate in Santa Fe paved the […]

Loretta North

April 5, 1945 — Sept. 20, 2011 Loretta Colleen North passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at her home in Shingle Springs with her husband Max at her side. Loretta’s passions have always been horses, art and travel and she spent her life enjoying and sharing these with family and friends. Loretta was born on […]

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Mary Gonzi

Nov. 12, 1924 – Sept. 22, 2011 Mary Gonzi, 86, of Orangevale, Calif., passed away at home surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren on Sept. 22, 2011. She was born in San Francisco on Nov. 12, 1924, to Josephine and Paul Caruana. In 1932, the Great Depression returned Mary and her family back to their […]

Clementine Lee Schurman

June 18, 1919 — Sept. 20, 2011 Clementine Lee Schurman, 92, lovingly known to all as Lee, died on Sept. 20, 2011, in Placerville. Lee was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 18, 1919, to Clement Lee and Helen Egan Lacy. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1936 and Sanderson Business College the following […]

Mary Tooch

Oct. 6, 1921 — June 27, 2011 Mary Tooch passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011. She was 89. She was a longtime resident of Placerville. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, James V. Tooch Jr., in December 2006. She leaves behind her son, David A. Tooch of Brookings, Ore.; daughter, Darlene […]

Peter Petanovich, Jr.

Oct. 17, 1948 – Sept. 14, 2011 “Pete” Petanovich, Jr., went home to be with the Lord at Sutter Memorial Hospital with his loving family close by. Born in Sheboygan, Wisc., he moved to Northern California and grew up in the Placerville area, attending Gold Oak Elementary School and graduating from Ponderosa High School in […]

Mary Gonzi

Nov. 12, 1924 – Sept. 22, 2011 Mary Gonzi, a resident of Placerville and Orangevale, Calif., born Nov. 12, 1924, passed away Sept. 22, 2011. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines in Placerville. Mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11 […]

Patricia (Shoup) Bush

Sept. 26, 1941 — Sept. 12, 2011 Pat was born on Sept. 26, 1941, to Joseph and Alice (Leaver) Shoup, the youngest of three daughters. She passed away suddenly from complications of a stroke, slipping peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sept. 12, 2011. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she was […]

Gregory Wheale

Aug. 18, 1951 – Sept. 18, 2011 Gregory Wallace Wheale, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in the town of El Dorado, Calif. Greg always enjoyed photography, especially landscapes and animals. He also produced “found art” — beautiful, zany, original sculptural pieces in wood and mixed media. He loved hiking, camping, exploring and storytelling, regaling […]

Donald H. Haas

Sept. 12, 1942 — Sept. 19, 2011 Donald H. Haas passed away peacefully in his Pollock Pines home on Sept. 19, 2011, after a long illness. Don is survived by his wife of 34 years, Deb; his son, Jeff (Victoria) Haas of Elk Grove; and daughter, Sarah Haas of Sacramento. He was the grandfather of […]

Mary Pauline Ryman

Aug. 9, 1917 — Sept. 18, 2011 Mary Pauline Ryman entered heaven in Placerville on Sept. 18, 2001. She was the loving mother of Sue (Don) Deal, Kathy (Bob) Siko and Mary Jo (Gary) Siko; beloved grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of 10. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ryman. Mary was […]

Jerry O. Evans

Aug. 30, 1926 — Sept. 7, 2011 On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, Jerry O. Evans passed away and for the hundreds of people whose lives he’d touched in his 85 years, the world got a little bit less fun. Jerry was born in Waukesha, Wis., enlisted in the U.S. Marines when he was 17 and […]

Charlotte Royster

July 18, 1931 — Aug. 20, 2011 Charlotte Royster, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Aug. 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold “Roy” Royster; her three sons, Steven, David and Roger; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service in celebration of Charlotte’s life will be […]

Edna Josephine Carrillo

June 7, 1951 — Sept. 17, 2011 Edna Josephine Carrillo, 60, left this life suddenly in her home. She loved to be with family and friends dancing, laughing and listening to her husband and daughter sing. She was a very nurturing person. She cared for many family members and friends along the way who needed […]

John Vybiral

June 30, 1921 – Sept. 15, 2011 John Vybiral, 90, of Shingle Springs, passed away in the early morning hours last Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, of gangrene. His loving and devoted son, Tom, was at his bedside at the time of his passing. John was born on Thursday, June 30, 1921, in Moravia, Czechoslovakia. A […]

Joyce Hironymous

March 15, 1929 — Sept. 14, 2011 Joyce Hironymous, 82, passed away peacefully at home in Diamond Springs on Sept. 14, 2011. She was wife of the late Zane Hironymous; loving mother of Diane (Rick) Hernandez, Pam (Doug) Moore and John and Steve Hironymous; and beloved grandmother of Ryan and Tracy Hernandez and Brooke Hironymous. […]

Leo Dowling

June 25, 1932 — Sept. 15, 2011 Leo Dowling passed away on Sept. 15, 2011. He was the husband of 40 years to Youko Dowling of Camino. He is survived by his children, Jim (Charlene) Dowling, Laura (Jerry) Stockman, Tom (Gail) Dowling, Lorraine (Greg) LaGro, Cathy (Stefan) Schaefer and Christine (Chris) Kraning. He was preceded […]

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Lee V. McGowan

Nov. 13, 1923 — Sept. 12, 2011 Lee V. McGowan passed away peacefully at home Sept. 12, 2011. He suffered from dementia for the past several years, but never lost his sense of humor or humble appreciation of help that anyone gave him. He was a man of his word and the best husband, father, […]

David Kenneth Greening

Jan. 24, 1945 — Sept. 5, 2011 David Kenneth Greening, born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Macclesfield, England, to William Greening of the American Army Air Core and Mary Loft of the British Army, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Placerville, Calif., after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of […]

Raymond Alfred Anderson

Sept. 17, 1935 — Feb. 12, 2011 Raymond Alfred Anderson, 75 years old, was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Detroit, Mich. He lived a full and happy life before entering into Heaven and into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 12, 2011. He treasured his loving wife of 54 years, […]

Elnora “Nora” Cox

Jan. 21, 1914 — June 22, 2011 Elnora “Nora” Cox, born Jan. 21, 1914, died June 22, 2011. A celebration of Nora’s life will be held at First Lutheran Church in Placerville at 2 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 17. All who wish to attend are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to share stories or […]

Roy Tougaw

March 1, 1942 — Sept. 10, 2011 Born in Sacramento, Calif., on March 1, 1942, Roy went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2011, at age 69. He was the beloved husband of Sandra for 42 years; loving father of Christine and Tammy; and devoted grandfather to Emma, Ian, Isaac and Carly. Roy […]

James Donald Roberts

March 30, 1933 — Sept. 10, 2011 James Donald Roberts, 78, of Camino, Calif., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. Jim was born March 30, 1933, in Plymouth, Pa. He married Dixie Lee Albertson on June 27, 1954. Jim spent his career serving in education and healthcare for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was […]

James Valentine Novak

Feb. 14, 1931 — Sept. 9, 2011 James “Jimmy” Novak was born in St. Paul, Minn., to Steven and Helga Novak on Feb. 14, 1931, and passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2011. His childhood was spent in Seaside, Calif., where he joined the Air Force during the Korean War. He spent four […]

Nancy Jean Mossinger

Dec. 1, 1942 – Sept. 8, 2011 Nancy Jean Mossinger of Pollock Pines, Calif., born Dec. 1, 1942, died Sept. 8, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Remembrances may be posted at www.chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.

Gary Donald Koutnik

Nov. 7, 1948 – Aug. 26, 2011 Gary Donald Koutnik passed unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Janet Koutnik. He was the son of Myrna Koutnik; the father of Grant Koutnik and wife Shuree; Papa to grandchildren Alora and Evan; brother of Debra Sleigh and […]

Lorraine Orpha (Richter) Bottorff

Sep. 20, 1918 — Aug. 27, 2011 Lorraine was born Sep. 20, 1918, in Lodi, Calif., to John and Bertha Richter. She died Aug. 27, 2011, in Placerville, at the age of 92. Lorraine grew up on the Richter family farm in Livingston, Calif., with her parents, one brother and eight sisters. She married Philip […]

Jacob Ari Fine

July 20, 1987 — Sept. 2, 2011 Jacob Ari Fine, born July 20, 1987, passed away Sept. 2, 2011. He graduated from Ponderosa High School where he enjoyed many activities including Leadership and Snowboard Team and was Prom King for his class of 2006. He attended California State University at Monterey Bay and then worked as […]

Mary Joe Ann Caton

Jan. 16, 1928 — Sept. 5, 2011 Mary Joe Ann Caton, 83, of Placerville, Calif., was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., and passed away Sept. 5, 2011, in Placerville after a long illness. She was a dedicated housewife. She belonged to the El Dorado Humane Society for more than 25 years and […]

Juanita “Nita” Irene Anderson

Dec. 14, 1920 — Sept. 1, 2011 Juanita “Nita” Anderson, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Sept. 1, 2001. She was a Placerville resident since 1955. She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Albian, Okla., the daughter of Edward and Erie Moffitt. She was married to Earl Parlin of Jackson, Calif., and had […]

Sylvia Ann Smithee

May 3, 1939 — Sept. 2, 2011 Born on May 3, 1939, in Anniston, Ala., Sylvia Ann Smithee passed away at home in Placerville on Sept. 2, 2011. She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Blade H. Smithee, Vanessa Renee Smithee and Dalena Ann Smithee; grandchildren, James Harrison Smithee, Trevor Blade Smithee and wife […]

Claire Lenore Hurley

Feb. 20, 1912 — Aug. 19, 2011 Lenore went to be with Jesus Aug. 19, 2011. She passed away at home in her sleep just six months before her 100th birthday. Born Feb. 20, 1912, in San Francisco to William and Lila Horton, she lived her life in San Francisco until moving to Placerville in 2002. […]

Katherine M. Lutter

Aug. 3, 1917 — Aug. 29, 2011 Katherine Marie Keresey Lutter was born in Danbury, Conn., on Aug. 3, 1917. She graduated Danbury High School in 1934, graduated Albertus Magnus College in New Haven in 1938 with a degree in economics and modern languages, and spent a year abroad at the University of Rome, Italy. She […]

Travis James Byers

May 15, 1991 — Aug. 28, 2011 Travis James Byers passed from this world Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Although only 20 years old, Travis was wise beyond his years, lived and loved passionately and shared his love for life with his friends and family. He is remembered as one who made others feel important, could […]

Dora Maxine Butts

June 2, 1938 – Aug. 28, 2011 Dora Maxine Butts, of Placerville, Calif., born June 2, 1938, died Aug. 28, 2011. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3275 Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville. Remembrances can be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com. Arrangements entrusted […]

Kyle LaBrada

March 31, 1951 — Aug. 27, 2011 Kyle LaBrada, 6O, a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2011, with her family by her side in her Cameron Park home. She was born March 31, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Carl and Josephine Galbraith. Her father was a […]

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Charles “Chuck” Chamberlin

July 7, 1940 – Aug. 27, 2011 For nearly one year, Charles Chamberlin battled renal cancer and he did so with dignity and grace. He armed himself with the Holy Spirit and always knew and felt God at his side throughout the fight. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Aug. […]

Richard Wiltse

April 19, 1945 — Aug. 26, 2011 Richard Wiltse passed away after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen; his children, Mark of San Luis Obispo, Michele of Placerville, Rick of Fresno and Danielle of Dallas; and three grandchildren. Rich was born in Redding, Calif., and […]

Thomas Arthur Powers

Jan. 25, 1922 — Aug. 27, 2011 Thomas Arthur Powers was born in Stockton, Calif., but made his home in Pollock Pines, Calif., for the last 45 years. Tom passed away of natural causes at 89 years of age at home with his family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife, Rita Powers; […]

Karyn Joy Atkins

Oct. 8, 1958 — Aug. 18, 2011 Karyn Joy Atkins was born Oct. 8, 1958, and passed away Aug. 18, 2011, in the early morning hours. She was 53 years old. Karyn was a young, vibrant, loving wife, who was surrounded by her best friend and husband Joe Atkins and the rest of her family. She […]

Irene May Cooper

Jan. 17, 1926 — Aug. 12, 2011 Irene May Cooper, 85, died Aug. 12, 2011, at her Diamond Springs home after a lengthy illness. She was born in French Camp on Jan. 17, 1926, to Mabel (Newell) Look of El Dorado County and Edwin Look of Amador County. They shortly moved back to El Dorado […]

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Maurice Raymond Rakowicz

Oct. 8, 1916 — Aug. 17, 2011 Maurice was born Oct. 8, 1916, in Ogden, Utah, and died of heart failure at his home in Camino on Aug. 17, 2011, at age 94. He was the devoted son of Florence Lucille and Ernest Hubert Rakowicz. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice; […]

America Barbieri

Oct. 14, 1928 — Aug. 22, 2011 America Barbieri, of El Dorado Hills, Calif, born Oct. 14, 1928, died Aug. 22, 2011. A visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, […]

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