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Gary William Rocke Sr., of Ione, CA, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 69. He was born in Globe, AZ on March 8, 1947 to Joseph W. and Virginia J. (Smith) Rocke. At the family’s request there will be no service. Interment will be private. Donations in his name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Rev. George Louis Thomas

At rest on August 18, 2016, Rev. George Louis Thomas. Beloved son of the late Anna Oberti and Louis Thomas; dear stepson of the late Joseph Oberti. Loving brother of Anna Marie Kocjan of Millbrae, Albert Thomas (Joan) of Vacaville, and Josephine Gembala of Sunnyvale and the late Raymond Thomas of San Mateo. Survived by his devoted sister-in-law, Anna May Thomas of San Mateo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, and long time friends. A native of San Francisco, age 91 years, a priest for 67 years.

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Rachel N. Davis
Rachel N. Davis, a 15 year resident of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 99 with her loving family at her side. She was born in Palmyra, NE on November 7, 1916 to the late James and Buelah (Hand) Nash. Rachel is survived by daughter, Betty S. Bozzo (Albert) of Sutter Creek, CA; son, James R. Davis (Elaine) of Hope, ID; granddaughter Rebecca Bozzo of North Hollywood, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stanley Davis and brothers and sisters. At... [Read more]
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Melba Margaret Lundgren

Melba Margaret Lundgren of Ione, CA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born in California on July 16, 1929.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Howard (Gary) of Ione, CA; Sharron Parker (David) of Ione, CA; sons, Jerold Lundgren of Ione, CA, Harold Lundgren of Ione, CA; grandchildren, Valerie Cutsinger, Jennifer Howard, Elizabeth Garbarini, Sarah Parker, Melissa Parker; great-grandchildren, Breahna Cutsinger, Carlynn Swope, Claudio Schwaegerl, Stephanie Rogers, Nicole Cutsinger, Spencer Schwaegerl;...

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Hunter Skinner

Hunter Skinner, resident of Ione, CA. was born January 13, 2000, with his life journey ending too soon on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 16 years of age.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Marshall and Stephanie (Clays) Skinner; brother, Keith; grandparents, Larry and Joyce Skinner, Margie Gold; great grandmother, Barbara Usedom, along with multiple loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A closed casket visitation will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Daneri Mortuary Chapel, 415 Broadway, Jackson, Ca....

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Vernon Virgil Chambers

July 14, 1940 - August 9, 2016

Vernon passed away after suffering from a long illness.

He left behind his beloved wife Margie of 54 years, sisters Mary Ball of Jackson, CA., Maxine Pratt of Toledo, WA., 5 Sons; James of Oak Harbor, WA., Vernon and Kenneth of Jackson, CA., Kenneth of Philadelphia, Thomas who preceded him in death. 11 grandchildren, 8 grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Vernon and his family have lived in the area for 55 years and he was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He worked at the local...

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James Boyd Newman, age 91, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Pine Grove. James was born in Bristow, OK on December 8, 1924, a son of the late Lillie (Adams) and Alonzo Newman. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Pine Grove, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Mary Millar
Mary Millar of Pioneer, CA passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at the age of 85. The daughter of immigrant parents, Soledad and Lourdes Gonzales, Mary was born on September 27, 1930 in Hanston, KS. Her family later settled in Pittsburg, CA where she attended elementary and high school. She came from a large family of six sisters and two brothers including her beloved twin sister, Maggie. In June of 1948, she married August Millar and they resided in Antioch, CA until 1973 when they moved to Pioneer, CA. She was a devoted mother... [Read more]
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Edwin W. Pease

Ed was born in Chicago, ILL and at the young age of 17 joined the Navy and served in Korea. After his discharge he moved to California where he became a private detective. He later married and he and his wife Pat and their three children Doyle and Chuck who Ed adopted and their young son Billy lived in San Jose where Ed worked in the auto sales business.

After divorcing in the early 1970’s Ed moved to Amador County and began his real estate career. Along with car sales and real estate he also opened the up country restaurant...

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Van Vleck, Verna (Lewis)

July 5, 1920 – June 17, 2016 Age 95

Born on the family farm in Elk Grove, CA

Passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Assisted Living Rocklin, CA.

Daughter of John Davies Lewis and Rilla Belle Baker Lewis, who’s families were pioneer farmers of Elk Grove.

Married 63 yrs to Gordon K. Van Vleck who predeceased Verna in 2005 at the age of 85.

Predeceased by a twin brother at birth and brother Edmund Lewis (Betty) of Elk Grove aged 90 in 2015.

Longevity runs in Verna’s family. Her maternal grandparents were married 72...

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Carra Joann Shier

God has taken our angel home and she is now dancing with her mother. Carra Shier, age 20, passed away at home with family and friends by her side. Her Mother, Melissa Bunds and her Grandfather, James Bunds preceded Carra in death.

Carra graduated with honors from Amador High school in June of 2015.

Carra is survived by her loving Grandmother, Mydonna Bunds, her Grandfathers Glen Gorden and Gary Shier of Colorado, step-father Stephen Davis, countless aunts, uncles, cousins, God parents, friends and teachers all were there...

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Lois Lee Bruner

February 27, 1933 - August 7, 2016

Lois Lee Bruner passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on August 7, 2016 in Davis, CA. Lois was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2009. Beloved mother of Steve (Brinda) Bates, Jerry Bates and the Late Mike Bates (2009). Sister of Ron Miller. Devoted grandmother of Mike (Wendy), Aaron (Monica), Brian (Sara) and Melissa and great grandmother of Chloe, Tabitha, Erika, Hailey, Dylan, Wesley and Luke.

A native of Sacramento, Lois was born February 27, 1933, raised in Fairplay and...

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Laura Lee Williams, 64, of Ione, CA, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Jackson, CA. Laura was born in New Haven, CT on May 24, 1952 to Hildegard (Mueller) and Preston Lee Leslie, Jr. She was the loving wife of Larry Williams. At the family’s request, there will be no services. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Edith Rebecca Allen

Edith Rebecca Allen of Jackson, CA passed away on Sat. July 23, 2016 at the age of 79. She was born in Batiste, Oklahoma on July 17, 1937. She retired from the General Services Administration in Stockton, CA. Edith enjoyed bowling, crocheting and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include daughter Kathryn (Bruce) Dingman, son Ronald (Sandy) Davis, grandchildren Bianca and Konnor Dingman and Aaron Davis. Sister Lynette (Bill) Ringborn, brother James Lunsford and dear friend Dick Davidson.

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Lola J. Steele, age 85, of Jackson, CA, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Sutter Amador Hospital. She was born in Mojave, Ca. to Rollie and Lola (Wert) Jones. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at the Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, Ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Margaret Jane Bassett

Margaret Jane Bassett, age 91, of Jackson, CA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Margaret was born in Ironwood, MI on May 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lidstone) and Alfred Alexander Penrose.

With the depression in full swing, when Margaret was 6 years old, her parents moved the family west to Jackson, California where Alfred found work in the Argonaut and Kennedy Mines. The family found a temporary place to stay in the rear of the home of George Chuma at Kennedy Flat in Martell....

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Ralph Victor “Boots” Burney

Boots passed into Jesus’ arms in the early morning of Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the presence of his wife. He was born April 14, 1952 in Santa Monica to Betty Sue and Ralph Victor Burney, Sr.

In 1978 he moved to June Lake, CA where he met his future wife, Marsha and her son, Jason. The couple was married in 1981 in Lake Tahoe. 1983 found the family living in Pioneer, CA. Boots worked in the logging industry for 33 years, retiring in 2013. He loved to be outdoors and fishing was his thing.

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Roland Albert Theriault

Roland Albert Theriault of Pioneer, CA, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born in Brunswick, ME on November 24, 1930 to the late Peter and Rose (Gravel) Theriault. Roland is survived by his daughters, Annette Saffeels, Marie Lynch; 7 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Grace in 1996; sons, Mike Theriault, Marty Theriault, and one grandson.

Roland had worked as an upholsterer for 64 years. He owned Howard's Upholstery in Pine Grove, CA for over 25...

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Charles was born in Akron Ohio to Mr. & Mrs. John Hofacker. A veteran and retired aircraft mechanic, he enjoyed outdoor activities such as gardening, archery, sport shooting, reading poolside and spending time with family and his beloved puppies. He will be missed.

Services will be held on August 20th at the American legion hall in Jackson at 11am.

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Betty June Seeterlin
On Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California, Mrs. Betty June Seeterlin, the daughter of the late George and Emily Gray, wrote the final chapter of her life, softly closed the book and went to her eternal home at 8:20 a.m. Betty was born May 22, 1927 in San Souci, Australia and grew up in Brisbane, Australia. She moved to the United States, San Francisco Bay Area at the age of 19 where she worked as a proof reader for seven plus years for a publishing company. She enjoyed her pets and camping with her... [Read more]
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