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Charles “Chuck” Elton Redden

Charles “Chuck” Elton Redden, age 87, of Jackson, Calif., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Jackson. Chuck was born in San Antonio, Texas, on April 18, 1927, a son of the late Lillian Lee (Lanmon) and Charlie Lee Redden. Chuck was a veteran of both the US Navy and the US Air Force, serving during WWII. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Cleo Redden. At Chuck's request, there will be no services.

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Peter John Fredotovich
Peter John Fredotovich passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 19, 2014. He was born and raised in Oakland. Peter retired from the City of Oakland while living in Amador County where Peter was a resident for 30-plus years. A beloved and active member of the community; Amador County Fair Supporter, well-known for his love of horses and all animals, member of the Kennel Club of the California Sierra and a member of the Great Dane Club of Northern California. He would be celebrating his 72nd birthday this Monday, October 27.... [Read more]
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Evelyn Mildred Kraft
Evelyn Mildred Kraft of Pine Grove, Calif., joined her Heavenly angels Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 94. She left many on earth mournful for her leaving, yet joyful that she is in Heaven in Jesus’ hands. Oh, what a beautiful light she is experiencing – pain-free, no longer suffering, but dancing in the wind, surrounded by beautiful purple butterflies. She has been greeted by the loved ones who left before her, and with the critters she shared her life with. The most important thing in life to Evelyn was family, and she... [Read more]
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Walt Abercrombie Jr. passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 in his sleep at home. Walt Jr. touched a lot of people’s lives in Amador County in many ways. Now, some of them would like to invite his friends and people that knew him to come by the Plymouth Hotel & Bar on November 1st, at 2 p.m., to have a drink and remember him. He will be missed by all. [Read more]
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Beverly Jean Humphrey of Pioneer, Calif., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, at the age of 83. She was born in Columbia Heights, Minn., on July 10, 1931 to the late Squire and Tillie (Johnson) Humphrey. Friends are invited to attend a visitation Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m., at Daneri Mortuary, in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at Sunset View Cemetery, at 1 p.m., on Friday, October 24, 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and... [Read more]
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Geneva Dunn
Geneva Dunn of Jackson, Calif., passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson at the age of 94. She was born in Missouri on February 25, 1920 to the late Eli and Velma (Smith) Snider. Geneva grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and Kentucky. In 1936, at age 16, she married James Dunn in Illinois and the couple soon started their family. The Dunns moved to California in 1954 and settled in Berkeley so Jack could attend a Baptist seminary. 1974 brought retirement, Jack and Geneva moved to Amador County. Geneva enjoyed... [Read more]
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Robert Arlin Snyder Sr.

August 5, 1934 - October 12, 2014

Robert “Bob” Snyder, 80 of Pine Grove, went home to be with the Lord on sunday October 12, 2014, after a 7-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He died in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.

Bob was born in Garberville, California, to Arlin and Hattie Snyder. He grew up in San Mateo, California, and graduated from San Mateo High School in 1952. Bob then joined the US Navy Reserves and later the US Marine Corp and served until December 1958.

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Patricia L. Scully

--Emily Dickinson

Patricia L. Scully, a native of Ione, California, passed away on October 8, 2014. She attended Ione Grammar School and Ione High School, graduating in 1968. Always known for her penchant to defy the status quo, Patty attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, in which she was a graduating member of the first co-ed class in 1972. Her voracious appetite for seeing things that she only read about ignited her passion for travel and awakened her adventurous spirit. Always on “the road less traveled,” she came...

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Lonnie W. Williams, 83, of Wilseyville, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He was born May 17, 1931. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Monday, October 27, 2014, at 1 p.m., at Amador Memorial Cemetery, 25999 Highway 88, Pioneer, Calif. [Read more]
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Patience Hiatt

A farewell ceremony is planned for Patience Hiatt, who at 41 years of age passed away unexpectedly at her Gilroy home following a very brief illness. Born in Carmichael, California, she graduated from Amador High School, and attended Cabrillo College. Upon completion of the dental assisting courses offered at Cabrillo, Patience began a career in Santa Cruz, at Dr. Tim Znamirowski’s practice, where she remained for over 18 years. She was universally loved and respected by her many friends, patients and coworkers alike.

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Robert Lee Picard, of Pioneer, Calif., passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Pioneer. He was born in Lodi, Calif., on May 21, 1945 to the late Jack and Alda Picard. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at the Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson, Calif., on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Donna Lee Kuhl of Jackson, Calif., passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 1943 to the late Elmore and Geneva (Taylor) Sargent. At the family's request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. Interment will be in the Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Avonell Pitts Greeness VandeMerkt
Sutter Creek CA – Avonell Pitts Greeness VandeMerkt passed peacefully to our Lord on October 3, 2014, with her family at her bedside. She was at her Sutter Creek residence, in the heart of the Gold Rush country, where her grandfather mined for gold from 1848 to 1850. She was born Jan. 25, 1916, in McLean, Illinois, in the homestead that her grandfather, Joseph Augustus Pitts, built after he returned from the Gold Rush. Her father George W. Pitts and mother Jenny Frances Pitts raised her and her brother, George A. Pitts, and there... [Read more]
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Patsy Cotterel

11 September 1932 - 2 October 2014

Patsy Cotterel passed away from this life peacefully on October 2, 2014, following a brief battle with a serious infection.

In the weeks prior to her death, family members and many of the friends who loved her surrounded her. She kept her sense of humor until the end, making the inevitability of her death a little lighter for those who visited her and for those of us helping with her care.

Patsy was known for her dynamic persona, her attention to detail, and for her rapier-like wit. Patsy...

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Russell “Russ” Robert Tonzi

Russell “Russ” Robert Tonzi, age 101 years, of Ione, Calif., passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Jackson. Russell was born in Mt. Echo, known today as the roads that intersect at Tonzi and Mt. Echo, in Ione, on May 4, 1913, a son of the late Ella Mae (Mason) and John Tonzi.

Russell is survived by daughter, Gloria Conkling (Edwin), of Citrus Heights; grandson, Rob Conkling (Penny), of Ione; granddaughter, Kimberly Swanger (James), of Antelope, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Joshua Oribello (Bekki), Jordan Conkling (Beth), Cayce...

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John Lewis Holt, "The Man of Steel," passed away peacefully at home with his family. He was born on May 7, 1940, and he passed on August 26, 2014. Services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA. on Friday, October 24, at 2 p.m. For more information, see info@allseasonsburial.com. [Read more]
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Lois Kuiken

Lois Kuiken passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Ione, Calif., the morning of September 25, 2014, another tragic victim of Alzheimer's. Although she was a proud, beautiful lady, she endured her affliction with all her will and strength. Aware of her problem, disheartened by it but never complaining, never letting it depress her or depress those who loved her and cared for her. She just celebrated her 70th anniversary with her husband, Ken.

Lois was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Pittsburg Pa. Her father, Richard, flew in WW1...

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Devin "Mo" Davis, of Plymouth, passed away September 1, 2014, at the age of 60. Mo enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, reading and traveling. Friends and acquaintances are encouraged to attend a Celebration of Life, to be held Friday, October 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plymouth Fairgrounds, inside Pokerville Hall. [Read more]
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Recently Kerry W. “Stoney” Howie, age 66, passed away March 15, 2014, in Wilber, Oregon. Kerry was a friend to all and a stranger to none. He loved dogs, horses, and most people. Friends and acquaintances are encouraged to attend a memorial ceremony to be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Hill. [Read more]
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Date of Birth
Tuesday, 24 Jun 1919
Date of Death
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 (Age 95)

Adeline J. Rider was a woman of many talents and shared her knowledge of gardening, cooking, sewing, flower arranging and much more with eager admirers. She will be missed by all who knew her, loved her and learned from her.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Ione, reception to follow at Castle Oaks Golf Club. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Adeline’s name may be made to Sacred Heart...

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