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Richard “Red” J. Williams

Dec. 30, 1940 — Dec. 23, 2011 Richard “Red” J. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Wilma (Burkett) Williams. He is survived by his wife, Glenda; their three children, Stephen, Jannette Cowgill (Chris) and Barbra Ramirez (Robert); two grandchildren, Camrean and Brehanna Ramirez; his sister, Jeannie Campbell (Ray); numerous neices and […]

Lori (Campbell) Kenworthy

June 10, 1966 — Dec. 15, 2011 Lori Kenworthy, age 45, lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 15, 2011. Her brilliant smile, constant laughter and kind words leave a footprint in our small mountain community. Lori was born in Southern California, moving to Placerville in 1980. She graduated from El Dorado High School, class […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 3 Replies

Joyce Miller

Feb. 20, 1938 — Dec. 21, 2011 Joyce Miller passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2011, with her son Neal by her side. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Robert, Zack and Britany. She was a 30-year resident of Placerville and a cook for Placerville Pines Convalescent Hospital for 13 years. Private inurnment […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

Dr. Kaushik Desai

May 20, 1950 — Dec. 4, 2011 Dr. Kaushik “Kash” Desai passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, from an accidental drowning in the Caribbean Sea. He was an avid swimmer, so he died doing something he loved. Kash was cremated in Playa Del Carmen on Dec. 7 as per […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 11 Replies

Diane Ross

Sept. 12, 1948 — Dec. 17, 2011 Diane Ross graduated to be in the presence of her Lord after many years of dealing with C.O.P.D. She was called home ahead of her husband, Greg Ross; daughter, Heidi Treloar; son, Robert Ross; granddaughters, Spephanie Hofmister, Hope Vosalik, Lily Ross and Brooke Ross; and her brothers, Dick […]

Howard Stanley Glover

Nov. 3, 1933 — Dec. 20, 2011 Howard Stanley Glover was loved by his parents, Stan and Ethel; his siblings, Betty, Nancy and Don; his children, Ginny, Cindy, Linda, Howard, Heather, Jewel Dee, Tanya, Jessie and Reneé; his grandchildren, Jason, Philip, Ty, James, Shara, Tyler, Mira, Becky, Cyndi, Charlie, Alex, Pomai and Leilani. He was […]

Arthur Wehe

Oct. 20, 1942 — Dec. 3, 2011 Art Wehe, formerly of Placerville, born Oct. 20, 1942, died Dec. 3, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Dec. 31 at noon at the El Dorado Church in El Dorado.

Bud A. H. Thiele

1915 — Dec. 18, 2011 Bud A. H. Thiele was born in Placerville, Calif., in 1915, to Fredrick Herman and Vira Thiele and went to his rest on Dec. 18, 2011, at the age of 96. While a teenager he worked with his father on their pear and fruit ranch in Gold Hill. He learned […]

Christine K. Black

July 18, 1916 — Dec. 22, 2011 Christine K. Black was born July 18, 1916, in Raymond, Calif., and passed away Dec. 22, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. She was the loving wife of Marvin F. Black (deceased 1988) for 53 years; loving mother to Donald M. Black of Roseville, Calif., Dolores (Bill) Miller of Marysville, […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

Paul Joseph Saxon

Dec. 24, 1951 — Dec. 16, 2011 Paul J. Saxon died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Sutter General Hospital after a short but courageous fight with cancer. His loving, patient spirit, quick wit and ever inquisitive intellect will be forever missed by all of those whose lives he touched. Paul received a Ph.D. in Molecular […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

Sandra Zane Malone Enos

Nov. 20, 1936 – Dec. 19, 2011 God gave the world a wonderful woman. Sandra was born in Greenfield, Tenn., on Nov. 20, 1936, and passed away on Dec. 19, 2011. She was a loving mother and wife, and loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed a vibrant and active life and especially thrived […]

Joanne Mannell

May 31, 1941 — Dec. 5, 2011 Joanne Mannell passed away in Placerville after a sudden illness. She leaves behind her children, Julie (Doug) Bonnie, Janine (Todd) Jepson and Jim Hueckel; brother, Jack (Karen) Mannell; and grandchildren, Kaila, Nick, Cassie and Wyatt. She is also survived by her dear friend, Don Bauer. She also leaves […]

Lois Olive Nichols Holland

June 14, 1915 — Nov. 28, 2011 Lois Olive Nichols Holland was born June 14, 1915, in Winfield, Kans., and died Nov. 28, 2011, in Farmington, N.M., her home for the last five years. She was a long time member of the Eastern Star, but not active in the last 15 years. She was a […]

Dorothy L. Melson

Dec. 8, 1917 — Dec. 20, 2011 Dorothy L. (Tatum) Melson passed away in Placerville on Dec. 20, 2011. Born to Hardie Badger and Lena Ebel Tatum in Tustin, Calif., she left us to be with Lowell, her husband of 49 years; four siblings; a great-grandson; and far too many friends to mention. Dorothy moved […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 2 Replies

Marvin Larsen

March 30, 1937 — Nov. 14, 2011 Marvin E. Larsen, 74, passed away suddenly on Nov. 14, 2011. He was born on March 30, 1937, to parents Leonard and Ruth Larsen on the family farm in Camino, Calif. He attended the El Dorado Adventist School, Lodi Academy, Pacific Union College and Sierra College. He married […]

Jodie O. Mashburn

Nov. 21, 1921 — Dec. 1, 2011 Jodie O. Mashburn passed away quietly after a brief illness on Dec. 1, 2011. He enjoyed living in Placerville since retirement in 1986 from Tucson, Ariz. He was active in the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary for the past eight years before moving to be with his daughter, Linda Gardner, in […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 3 Replies

Earl Blaine Boocks

Jan. 30, 1959 — Dec. 15, 2011 Earl Boocks, 52, died Thursday Dec. 15, 2011, at his home in Cameron Park after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Dallas, Texas, he lived the past 35 years in El Dorado County and was a plumber by trade. A loving husband and father, Mr. Boocks […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 2 Replies

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 […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

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 […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

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 […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

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 […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 2 Replies

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 […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 13 Replies

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 2 Replies

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 […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

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 […]

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