Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

April 1, 1931 — April 19, 2014 Bobby “Bob” Lloyd Bridges was born April 1, 1931, in Polk County, Mo. He was a lifelong educator and a resident of El Dorado County for more than 46 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman who loved fishing with his grandson, Christopher. Known for […]

Harry Frank Harper

Oct. 9, 1937 — April 16, 2014 Harry Harper was born in Nevada City, Calif., to Russ and Jessie Harper on Oct. 9, 1937. He passed away April 16, 2014, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, with his family by his side. He was one of nine children. The family moved to Fair Oaks, where Harry […]

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

Feb. 21, 1930 — March 29, 2014 Marion “Wayne” Griswold was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Tabler, Okla., the son of Claud and Francis Griswold. He passed on March 29, 2014, at the age of 84. He lived in Placerville area for 35 years and owned M.W. Griswold Trucking Inc. He was a generous man, […]

Crime Log: April 1-3

April 1 7:29 a.m. A victim reported petty theft on Harkness Street in Georgetown. 7:40 a.m. A 33-year-old male victim reported grand theft from a vehicle on Montecito Court in El Dorado Hills. 7:57 a.m.
 An 31-year-old female victim reported items were stolen from her unlocked vehicle overnight on El Dorado Street in El Dorado. […]

Weather stats 4-22-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Apr 58 35 0.60 2-Apr 55 34 0.20 3-Apr 65 37 0.00 4-Apr 65 40 0.00 5-Apr 76 42 0.00 6-Apr 76 41 0.00 7-Apr 81 48 0.00 8-Apr 84 42 0.00 9-Apr 91 51 0.00 […]

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

Permits issued: 4/07 to: 04/11/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $26,748 3 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $68,000 5 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $230,000 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – ROOF $14,750 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $24,000 1 ELCTRC – NEW – GARAGE $400 6 ELCTRC […]

DUI Log: Feb. 28-April 3

JOSEPH M. BROWN, 29, of Shingle Springs, booked by CHP on Feb. 28 , bail listed as $5,000. GINA T. DORE, 27, of Prescott, booked by EDSO on Feb. 28, no bail listed. DONALD P. GREENE, 46, of El Dorado Hills, booked by CHP on Feb. 28, bail listed as $2,500. JOSEY A. HERRERA, 22, of […]

Dianne Johnson

Nov. 7, 1950 — March 5, 2014 Dianne Johnson passed away at the young age of 63 from lung cancer. She was instrumental in assisting many people to make positive changes in their lives. She was a drug and alcohol counselor at Progress House Inc., for 12 years, during which time she obtained her associate’s degree. […]

Michael R. Sponsler

Feb. 19, 1948 — March 15, 2014 Michael R. Sponsler, age 66, succumbed to his battle with weakened lungs due to prior lung cancer. He passed peacefully at Marshall Hospital in Placerville surrounded by his family on March 15, 2014. Michael and wife Stephanie were former residents of Placer County until moving to Placerville in […]

Daniel Bish Sr. funeral notice

March 28, 1955 — April 9, 2014 Daniel Bish Sr., of Placerville, born March 28, 1955, died April 9, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m., at Jenkins Lake.

Lake levels 4-17-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 17, 2014 Elevation (feet) 418.69 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 517,300 53% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 2,669 Outflow 529 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 17, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,460.09 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 34,302 84% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 39.4 Outflow […]

Arthur W. Cornell

April 15, 1929 — April 14, 2014 Arthur W. Cornell of Cameron Park, born April 15, 1929, died April 14, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 19, at 12 p.m., at the Cameron Park Mobile Home Estates club house, 2681 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, Calif.

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

June 12, 1944 — April 6, 2014 Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr., born June 12, 1944, died April 6, 2014. A celebration of Bud’s life will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Calif. Interment will follow at Westwood Hills […]

Roy Cluness Chaix

Dec. 18, 1916 — April 9, 2014 Roy Cluness Chaix, born Dec. 18, 1916, in Placerville, Calif., a descendant of an El Dorado County, Calif., pioneer family, died in Sacramento, Calif., on April 9, 2014, at 97 years of age. Roy was a longtime resident of the Sacramento Delta, living in Rio Vista, Grand Island […]

Frederick Wilbur Heymann

March 17, 1918 — April 14, 2014 Frederick Wilbur Heymann, 96, a 23-year resident of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away peacefully in his home on April 14, 2014. He was born and raised in Burns, Kansas, on March 17, 1918, the youngest of eight children. Fred served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army […]

Crime Log: March 28-30

March 28 8:59 a.m. A burglary was reported on Malcolm Dixon Road in El Dorado Hills. 10:00 a.m. Qikuan Chen, 70, was placed under citizen’s arrest by security upon allegedly returning to Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs after being admonished for trespassing. The suspect was cited and released. 10:39 a.m. Deputies responded to a […]

Ronald Russell Rohrer

Sept. 12, 1948 — April 7, 2014 Ronald Russell Rohrer was born Sept. 12, 1948, and passed away April 7, 2014, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Placerville, spending most of his life there. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Rohrer; mother, Katherine Rohrer; and brother, […]

Weather stats 4-15-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Apr 58 35 0.60 2-Apr 55 34 0.20 3-Apr 65 37 0.00 4-Apr 65 40 0.00 5-Apr 76 42 0.00 6-Apr 76 41 0.00 7-Apr 81 48 0.00 8-Apr 84 42 0.00 9-Apr 91 51 0.00 […]

Crime Log: March 25-27

March 25 12:34 a.m. Roy Brown, 33, was investigated on Cimmarron Road in Cameron Park for possibly being associated with a call for service. A records check revealed the subject was on searchable probation. A probation search of his clothing allegedly revealed a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. The suspect was booked into […]

DUI Log: Jan. 24-Feb. 25

JAMIE D. STEPHENS, 24, of Davis, booked by CHP on Jan. 24, bail listed as $2,500. ROGER A. BOTTIN, 54, of Meeks Bay, booked by CHP on Jan. 25, bail listed as $2,500. AYK TSATOURYAN, 38, of Rancho Cordova, booked by CHP on Jan. 25, bail listed as $7,500. JORDAN L. WALKER, 18, of Loomis, […]

Crime Log: March 19-24

March 19 1:08 a.m. Dating cohabitants were in an argument on Twin Oaks Road in Cameron Park that allegedly turned physical when the suspect slapped and scratched the 21-year-old victim. Katherine Nansen, 21, was subsequently arrested 2:26 a.m. John Trudeau, 24, was arrested on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs for alleged trespassing. 2:38 a.m. […]

Mike Clyde Parkerson

March 17, 1927 — April 6, 2014 Mike Clyde Parkerson was born on March 15, 1927, in Taylor County, Texas, to Marvin and Ada Parkerson. The youngest of five, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marvelene Allen, Ruth Martin and Judy Bowen; and one brother, Elmo Parkerson. He is survived by his loving […]

Lake levels 4-10-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. April 10, 2014 Elevation (feet) 414.7 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 485,600 50% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 3,540 Outflow 529 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. April 10, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,459.34 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 33,856 83% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 58.4 Outflow […]

James Allen Bartolo

March 26, 1933 — April 6, 2014 James A. Bartolo passed away peacefully at Eskaton Village in Placerville, surrounded by his family, on April 6, 2014. Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Jo. He was the loving father of Nonie Jo (Doug) Grounds, James (Tammy) Bartolo, Jr. and Jeff (Leanne) Bartolo; brother […]

William R. Kennedy

1923 — 2014 William “Bill” Kennedy passed peacefully in his sleep on March 25, 2014. He was 90. He was a 60-year resident of El Dorado County, raising his family for 40 years in the Kyburz area and then 20 wonderful years retired in South Lake Tahoe. He was a lifelong member of the Knights […]

William “Bill” F. Rebholtz Jr.

Feb. 11, 1938 — March 18, 2014 William F. Rebholtz Jr. was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Lodi, Calif., to William and Opal, and passed away March 18, 2014, following a single car accident in Georgetown, Calif. Bill retired from AT&T, though never actually truly retiring since he continued working at home for his wife, […]

Eugene “Geno” D. Hight

Sept. 1, 1950 — April 4, 2014 Eugene “Geno” D. Hight was born on Sept. 1, 1950. He lost his long battle with cancer on April 4, 2014, surrounded by family. He leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Joanne A. Hodgkin-Hight; his brothers, Roger C. Hight and Bowden C. Hight of Austin, Texas; his […]

Mattie Belle (Ferderer) Tietz

Oct. 25, 1922 — April 3, 2014 Mattie Belle passed away in her sleep April 3, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born in Crandall, Ga., moving to California in 1936 with her mother, father, sisters and brother. She worked for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System for 27 years as an accountant, retiring […]

Sherry (Wigton) Applegate

Oct. 16, 1942 — April 1, 2014 Sherry “Life of the Party” Applegate passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014. She was raised in Fair Oaks, Calif., attended John Holst Grade School and graduated from El Camino High School in 1960. She worked enthusiastically for Bank of America for 25 years and was an active […]

Mary J. Brown

1938 — 2014 Mary J. Brown, known to most as Jeanette, was a devoted wife, loving mother and great friend. She passed away March 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the youngest of five children to Mildred and William in Darlington, Wisc. She married George M. Brown in 1965. Together they shared their […]

Kandy “Kandy Land” Terrell

Dec. 1, 1956 — Feb. 20, 2014 Kandy “Kandy Land” Terrell was born on Dec. 1, 1956, to Larry and Ardy Haack in San Jose, Calif. Her passion in life was fishing and spending time with her family. She had an uncanny sense of humor and loved living the country life. She passed away on […]

Mildred Izora Ruscigno

Jan. 14, 1924 — March 31, 2014 Mildred Izora Ruscigno passed away at her lovely home in Placerville, Calif., on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the age of 90. Both her son, Lloyd Pearson, and her daughter, Connie Parker, and their families were with her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Ruscigno. […]

Evelyn Mae Schmeller

July 23, 1915 — March 27, 2014 Evelyn Mae Schmeller, longtime resident of Placerville, passed away peacefully at the Pines of Placerville. She was a loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many. She was an amazing lady. A celebration of life will be held June 14, at […]


In Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat, the story “Hwy 50 near EDH to close for blasting operations April 13″ listed a phone number to contact with question with the wrong area code. The phone number to contact is actually 916-599-5673.

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

June 12, 1944 — April 6, 2014 Bud Kraus passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 6, 2014. He leaves behind his beloved partner and wife of 28 years, Dee Ann Kraus. He was the loving father of Wendi (John) Farrington, Dave (Annene) Kraus, Jodi (Al) DelRe, Jennifer (Mike) King, Jason (Laura) Hancock […]

Sean Kevin Guillory

Jan. 2, 1992 — April 2, 2014 Sean Kevin Guillory, born in Carmichael, Calif., passed away in Placerville, Calif. He was the beloved great-grandson, grandson, son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and best friend to many. He is laid to rest with the angels now. Sean touched so many lives in his short 22 years of […]

Fredrick “Rick” Jay Auville

Oct. 22, 1946 — March 23, 2014 Fredrick “Rick” Jay Auville, of Somerset, Calif., passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in his home. He was born 1946 in Oroville, Ohio, to Blaine Auville and Nellie Derr Auville Clow. He was married to the late Judith Anne Tone in 1967. Rick served in the U.S. Navy […]

Robert Joe Arnold

Jan. 7, 1924 — March 13, 2014 Robert passed away peacefully at his home in Cameron Park on the morning of March 13, 2014, with his wife by his side. He was born to parents, Jimmy and Ara Arnold, on Jan. 7, 1924, in the farm house his grandfather built a few miles west of […]

John Krek

Sept. 17, 1925 — March 28, 2014 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dad and patriarch, John Krek, on March 28, 2014. He was a rare man whose strength of character was shown through his kind and gentle nature. He leaves behind his brother, Frank; the two sons he was so proud […]

Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

July 31, 1921 — March 19, 2014 Numa was born July 31, 1921, in Summit Township, Marion County, Kansas, and departed this earth on March 19, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. He was raised on a farm in Florence, Kansas, by his parents, Numa H. Roberts and Gertrude V. Roberts. He married Marjorie J. Hunt on Jan. […]

Weather stats 4-8-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain 1-Apr 58 35 0.60 2-Apr 55 34 0.20 3-Apr 65 37 0.00 4-Apr 65 40 0.00 5-Apr 76 42 0.00 6-Apr 76 41 0.00 7-Apr 81 48 0.00 8-Apr 84 42 0.00 April rainfall to date […]


In the obituary for John M. Wright Jr., the address for the memorial service was mistakenly given as Green Valley Church on Green Valley Road in Placerville. The correct address for Green Valley Church is 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.


In the article “Homeless camps: 2nd clean-up day planned,” Laura Clark’s quotation should read JP Lee and Family Excavating.

Lorraine “Rainy” Harris funeral notice

Nov. 12, 1929 — March 27, 2014 Lorraine “Rainy” Harris, of Cameron Park, born Nov. 12, 1929, died March 27, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Cameron Park Christian Center, 4414 Commodity Way in Shingle Springs.

William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer

Sept. 29, 1928 — March 16, 2014 William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer, 85, passed away at home peacefully of natural causes on March 16, 2014, in Apple Valley, Calif. Bill was born to Henry “Hank” and Doris E. Melvin Stollmeyer on Sept. 29, 1928, in Burbank, Calif. He was the brother to two younger sisters, Betty […]