Friday, February 27, 2015

Crime Log: Jan. 27-30

Jan. 27 1:05 a.m. The driver of a vehicle, Ruth Harden, 48, was allegedly found to be inpossession of marijuana on North Shingle Road in El Dorado. She was issued a citation and released on scene. 5:44 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of battery on Forni Road in Placerville. 6:17 a.m. Suspect(s) stole […]

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 […]

Lake Levels: Feb. 26, 2015

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 24, 2015 Elevation (feet) 423.84 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 560,000 57% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,474 Outflow (cfs) 811 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 7 a.m. Feb 26, 2015 Elevation (ft) 3,453.50 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 30,551 74% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 17.03 […]

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 […]

Divorces: December 2014

Brenda J. Sims and Perry J. Sims, December 30, 2014 John Christian Paper and Sarah Ruth Paper, December 30, 2014 Andrea Wright and Daniel C. Wright, December 30, 2014 Serena Pittman and Brett Pittman, December 30, 2014 Megan Leigh Wilson and Jesse Wilson, December 30, 2014 Janeth R. Nicolas and Sherman T. Nicolas, December 30, […]

Collision Log: Dec. 15-Dec. 31

The collision log is provided by the CHP, who also provide the primary collision factor for incidents. Dec. 15 9:00 a.m. Reckless driving caused a collision on Highway 50 and Ray Lawyer Drive. 10:10 a.m. A collision on Springvale Road was caused by failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. 3:05 p.m. […]

Crime Log: Jan. 25-26

Jan. 25 7:03 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a reported commercial burglary on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. 8:28 a.m. Tyler Nutting, 24, was issued a citation on Black Rice Road in Diamond Springs for alleged possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. 8:51 a.m. A 71-year-old male reported that someone had entered his home on […]

Mercy Victoria Avila

June 12, 1928 — Feb. 18, 2015 Mercy Avila-age 86, of Fairplay, Calif., passed away Feb. 18, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif., after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born in New Idria, Calif., on June 12, 1928. She grew up in the Jackson and Stockton areas. She was a resident of Fairplay, moving […]

Jo Ann Striegel

May 30, 1926 — Feb. 16, 2015 Jo Ann Striegel passed away at her home in Pollock Pines, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of 32 years to Bill Striegel; loving mother of Lonnie (Fernando) Harrington, Kevin (Carol) Harrington, Hallie (Mike) McNaney and the late Mark Harrington; […]

Crime Log: Jan. 22-24

Jan. 22 2:24 a.m. A 
suspect was observed driving recklessly on a highway near Silver Tip Avenue in South Lake Tahoe and in a residential neighborhood. Occupants fled from vehicle and were apprehended. The driver was arrested. 10:52 a.m. A suspect stole two firearms from a 29-year-old female victim on Grizzly Flat Road. 11:48 a.m. […]

Dolores Elaine Dodson

May 28, 1934 — Feb. 15, 2015 Dolores Elaine Dodson passed away at Marshall Hospital on Feb. 15, 2015, after a short illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Max. She was the beloved mother of Nancy (Eric) Boyett and Phillip Dodson; and devoted grandmother of Justin Boyett. She was preceded […]

James “Mattmo” Matthew Longwill

Oct. 20, 1957 — Feb. 13, 2015 James “Mattmo” Matthew Longwill is survived by his daughter, Bridgette Longwill; granddaughter, Bella; son, Jimmy Longwill; mother, Shirley Augustine; sisters, Darnell Hicks and Dianna Longwill; and brothers, Brian, John Jr. and Kenneth Longwill. He was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Longwill Sr. Mattmo was raised […]

Lake levels 2-19-15

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 19, 2015 Elevation (feet) 422.73 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 550,600 56% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,986 Outflow 878 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb 19, 2015 Elevation (ft) 3,453.33 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 29,893 73% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 32.83 Outflow […]


The Feb. 13 article “Former homeless pair to wed” incorrectly stated that Becky Nylander’s wedding dress was found at the Clothes Closet by Shirley Edwards. Nylander’s wedding dress and veil were purchased at Renfro’s by Mary Scanavino, director of Green Valley Community Church’s Clothes Closet.

James Cutler Milliman III

Aug. 1, 1925 — Jan. 27, 2015 Jim Milliman passed away peacefully at 89 in Placerville, Calif., with his family at his side. He impacted the lives of all those he touched with his loving spirit and humorous approach to life. Jim was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to beloved parents James C. Milliman II […]

Harold E. Smith

Feb. 15, 1936 — Feb. 12, 2015 Harold E. Smith, a longtime resident of Placerville, Calif., served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He passed away peacefully in Coquille, Ore., surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lucy; sister, Wanda; brother, Ray; his children, Henry, Harold, Howard, Hazel […]

Florence Ida (Saunders) Granger

Jan. 19, 1916 — Feb. 7, 2015 Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 19, 1916, Florence Ida Saunders moved with her family to Monroe, Mich., as a very young child. She was one of 12 children born to William Sanders and Ethel Small Sanders. A gifted artist from an early age, she moved to […]

Maria Carol Raish

Dec. 6, 1969 — Jan. 27, 2015 Maria Carol Raish passed peacefully at home on the evening of Jan. 27, 2015, with her husband and her loving cat, Cleo, by her side. Maria was preceded in death by her mother Laura Belle Jones; and her loving “sons,” Taz and Zeus. She is survived by her […]

Weather stats 2-17-15

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Feb. 1 76 41 0.00 Feb. 2 73 41 0.00 Feb. 3 75 45 0.00 Feb. 4 76 40 0.00 Feb. 5 75 42 0.00 Feb. 6 71 51 0.00 Feb. 7 68 50 2.50 Feb. […]

Crime Log: Jan. 19-21

Jan. 19 7:29 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a petty theft of merchandise from a retail store on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. Lindsey Horst, 63, was cited for alleged petty theft. 7:45 a.m. A commercial burglary on Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills was reported. 9:51 a.m. Deputies responded […]

Helen Louise Balderston

Oct.15, 1924 — Jan. 25, 2015 Helen Louise Mussat Balderston, 90, a longtime resident of Grizzly Flat and Somerset, Calif., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 25, 2015. She was born to Arthur and Bertha Wilmoth on Oct. 15, 1924, in Springfield, Mo. She moved to California at a young age and lived […]


A story Feb. 11 about removing two sewer lift stations in the Mormon Island area contained an incomplete figure for the length of new sewer line that will be added. The 40-foot figure cited only accounted for the amount of line needed to bypass the Lakeridge Oaks sewer lift station. The total linear feet of […]


A story on page 14 Friday about EID’s Water Resources and Service Reliability report said El Dorado Hills residents use 0.5 acre-feet of water. The correct figure for El Dorado Hills should be 0.74, while the figure for the rest of the county is 0.5 acre-feet annually.

Nancy Dee Iversen (Hamner)

Jan. 20, 1934 — Feb. 3, 2015 Nancy Dee Iversen (Hamner), 81, of Porterville, California passed away among family on Feb. 3, 2015. She was a selfless and caring sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was raised in Grizzly Flats, Calif., and graduated from El Dorado High School in Placerville, Calif. She worked hard throughout her […]

Barbara Hughes funeral notice

Feb. 20, 1926 — Nov. 24, 2014 Barbara Hughes, born Feb. 20, 1926, died Nov. 24, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at the El Dorado Community Church, 4701 Church Street in El Dorado, Calif.

Steven Louis Tealdi

Aug. 12, 1947 — Jan. 28, 2015 Steven Louis Tealdi, 67, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in San Francisco, Calif., and was a resident of El Dorado County for about 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Louis Tealdi […]

George B. Christman

Oct. 27, 1933 — Feb. 4, 2015 George B. Christman was born in Kansas City, Mo., to Paul John and Elnora Christman and passed away in Roseville, Calif., after a short illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Leota Christman of Citrus Heights. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. […]

Jana Corinne Stoffel

Oct. 21, 1960 — Jan. 17, 2015 It is with sadness that we announce that Jana Corinne Stoffel passed unexpectedly from this life on Jan. 17, 2015, at her home. She was 54 years old. Jana grew up in Anaheim, Calif., and graduated from Katella High School in 1978. She moved to Shingle Springs, Calif. […]

Lake levels 2-13-15

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Feb. 13, 2015 Elevation (feet) 420.47 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 531,900 54% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 4,050 Outflow 928 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Feb 12, 2015 Elevation (ft) 3,452.30 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 29,893 73% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 106.43 Outflow […]

Crime Log: Jan. 15-18

Jan. 15 9:14 a.m. A Cameron Park victim’s mail was fraudulently forwarded to an address. This case was forwarded to the U.S. Postal Inspector for follow-up. 10:25 a.m. An assault with a deadly weapon on Horseshoe Lane in Oak Hill was reported. 11:00 a.m. During an execution of an arrest warrant on Country Club Drive […]

Building permits 2/2-6/2015

Permits issued: 2/02 to 02/06/2015 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 2 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $1,700,395 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCSTR $53,739 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $28,462 2 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,248,000 1 BUILDG – NEW – STORAG $4,681 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $46,000 17 ELCTRC […]

Crime Log: Jan. 13-14

Jan. 13 5:31 a.m. A suspect allegedly delayed an investigation by refusing to follow a lawful order from a peace officer and ran across the roadway and away from deputy. The suspect was contacted on Mother Lode Drive in Diamond Springs and arrested. 8:43 a.m. A 68-year-old male victim reported the winch from his Jeep […]

Paul John Buchner

Nov. 4, 1924 — Feb. 4, 2015 Paul John Buchner was born Nov. 4, 1924, in San Francisco, Calif., to Albert and Paula Buchner. He spent the past four months in memory care at Emeritus in Folsom and passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Mercy Folsom Hospital. He was preceded in death by […]

Weather stats 2-10-15

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Feb. 1 76 41 0.00 Feb. 2 73 41 0.00 Feb. 3 75 45 0.00 Feb. 4 76 40 0.00 Feb. 5 75 42 0.00 Feb. 6 71 51 0.00 Feb. 7 68 50 2.50 Feb. […]

DUI Log: Jan. 15-27

ALICIA M. KORTAS, 28, of Cameron Park, booked by EDSO on Jan. 15, bail listed as $5,000. BRADLEY S. SMITH, 19, of Folsom, booked by CHP on Jan. 16, bail listed as $2,500. ANDREW J. HERNANDEZ, 24, of Pollock Pines, booked by EDSO on Jan. 17, bail listed as $20,000. JERONIMO G. ALEJOS, 33, of […]