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Surrounded by her family, Beverly Gunther, of Shenandoah Valley, passed away on August 27, 2015 at the age of 81.

She is survived by her daughters Jeanette Jewell and Terri Harvey, son Larry Gunther, sister Shirley Konze, grandchildren Carl Jewell, Paulette Harvey, Michele Whitehorn, Victoria Harvey, Rebecca Gunther and great grandchildren Ava, Jake and Nate. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband Frank and daughter Carol.

Beverly enjoyed her family, roses, bowling, gambling and most remember her as the Avon Lady and Sutter...

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Annette Lousie Polte, of Sutter Creek, California passed away on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at the age of 63 after a short battle with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Amador County, she was admired and respected by all her many friends and family who knew her and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her son Darius Polte and her parents Chester Vaira and Beverly Vaira.

As per Annette’s request, she will be honored by her immediate family with an informal ceremony, however there will be no formal services scheduled.

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Surrounded by her family, Beverly Gunther of Shenandoah Valley, passed away on August 27, 2015 at the age of 81.

She is survived by her daughters Jeanette Jewell and Terri Harvey, son Larry Gunther, sister Shirley Konze, grandchildren Carl Jewell, Paulette Harvey, Michelle Whitehorn, Victoria Harvey, Rebecca Gunther and great grandchildren Ava, Jake and Nate. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband Frank and daughter Carol.

Beverly enjoyed her family, roses, bowling, gambling and most remember her as the Avon Lady and...

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Michael Earl Armstrong

Michael Earl Armstrong, of Sutter Creek, California, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on October 1, 1940 to the late Glennie Amelia (Allison) and Vivian Earl Armstrong. He was the husband of Annie Huffman.

Mike graduated from Richland Center High School. He was an Air Force veteran and was a retired pressman for the Sacramento Bee. Mike married Annie, the love of his life, on July 13, 1963. They were blessed with three children, Michelle, Mark and Eric.

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Holiday “Holli” Ann Souza

Holiday “Holli” Ann Souza of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at the age of 63. She was born in Stockton, CA on July 25, 1952 to the late Philip and Gloria (Wise) Kestin. Holli’s mother passed away in childbirth and she was raised by her father and stepmother, Norma Mc Curdy.

Holli grew up in Stockton graduating from high school and making her life in Stockton and Lodi until moving to Sutter Creek in 2007. She married Howard Edward Souza on July 15, 2006 at the Murphys Congregational Church in Murphys, CA....

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Anthony William Guidon, M.D

Anthony William Guidon, M.D., died Aug. 16, 2015 in San Jose, California. He was 86.

Dr. Guidon was born July 4, 1929, in Newark, N.J. He grew up in Olyphant, Pa., where he attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School. In 1948, he graduated from Technical High School in Scranton, Pa. In July 1948, his family moved from Olyphant to San Jose, Calif. He split off from them to live in Ione, to be near his high school sweetheart Inez Gallagher, who had moved to Ione the previous summer. His first job in Ione was working with Ron Curran...

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Marjorie Evelyn Williams, of Jackson, CA, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the age of 91. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 26, 1924 to the late Myrtle (Lyons) and Chester Lewis Crabb. Services will be determined at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Veronica M. Himan

Veronica M. Himan, of Jackson, CA, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the age of 87. She was born in Los Gatos, CA on September 12, 1927 to the late Susan (Soria) and James Beltran.

Veronica is survived by her children, Mark A. Himan of Sutter Creek, CA, and Catalina S. Gomes of Ben Lomond, CA; grandchildren, Sarah McGinnis, Anthony Himan, and Samantha Heaton; and great grandchildren, Abigail, Michael, and Josie. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Tony R. Himan in 2008.

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Donald John Womeldorf
“Don J.” was born in Decorah Iowa to Albert and Johanna (Johnson) Womeldorf. He was the youngest of four boys. During his youth he enjoyed working the family farm alongside his brothers and parents. He attended Luther College in Decorah followed by a stint in the United States Marines. In 1952 he met and married his first wife, Darlene, and together they moved to California and raised three children: Bruce, Melissa (Nevis), and Stephanie (Hamby). In 1972 Don met and married his second wife, Madeline and adopted her two children,... [Read more]
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Michael Earl Armstrong, of Sutter Creek, CA passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on October 1, 1940 to the late Glennie Amelia (Allison) and Vivian Earl Armstrong. He was the husband of Annie Huffman.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at the American Legion Hall at 12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek, CA on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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Elena Rooney

Elena Rooney of Pioneer, CA passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2015 at the age of 50 after an intense battle with cancer. Elena was born in Estonia on July 15, 1965 to Ivan and Valentina Golofast of Narva, Estonia.

Lena spent the first 30 years of her life in Estonia and after graduating from high school was trained as a construction foreman and she worked at a factory as a military guard for about seven years. During this time Lena had a son, Sergei.

In 1995 Lena immigrated to America and found her way to Amador County where...

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G. Ray James

G. Ray James of Sutter Creek, CA passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the age of 89. Ray was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 11, 1926 to the late Mable Margaret (Reekie) and Joseph Ross James.

Raised in Australia, Ray’s father was the pastor of their local church. Attending the same church and high school was his future wife, Ruth. Ray moved to the United States to attend Pacific Union College in Napa, CA, and three years later, Ruth followed. In 1949 they were married in Vancouver, Canada.

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Milo Sam Popovich

Milo Sam Popovich passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his home in Sutter Creek, CA at the age of 74. Milo was born on April 19, 1941 in Sutter Creek, CA to his parents, Sam and Mildred Popovich. Milo was an elementary school teacher for 40 years, and retired in 2004.

He is survived by his sisters, Diana Popovich and Marie Pietras; brothers, D. Sam Popovich, Daniel Popovich, and John (Frances) Popovich; nephews and nieces, Thomas (Rhonda) Manning, Carolyn Manning, Danny (Sally) Michael, Steven Popovich (Shanti McMillan),...

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Patricia Claire Golsie

Patricia Claire Golsie of Sutter Creek, CA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the age of 84. Patricia was born in Stockton, CA on December 30, 1930 to the late Grace Margaret Cook and Clarence John Ferretti.

Pat was a native of Sutter Creek and graduated from San Jose State University as a member of Delta Gamma sorority. After college, she worked as a schoolteacher before marrying her beloved late husband John Martin Golsie. Pat was a gifted singer, performing in piano bars, and she even sang with Nat King Cole. She loved...

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James “Jim” Albert McGill

James “Jim” Albert McGill, age 91, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Jim was born in Normangee, TX on February 24, 1924, a son of the late Emma Jane (McGee) and Albert Alcidus McGill. He came into this world blessed with 7 older sisters, who would forever refer to him as brother.

Upon graduation from high school Jim would join the US Navy, beginning his career as an electrician. In 1945 while attending a USO dance in Modesto, CA Jim would fall for the beautiful Lela Howell....

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Deborah Modglin

Deborah was born January 22, 1953 to Dorothy Modglin and the late Robert Modglin in Greenbrae, CA. (Marin County) and she passed away in Mokelumne Hill, California on August 4, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer.

Deborah is survived by mother, Dorothy Modglin, also of Mokelumne Hill, CA. and by triplet sisters Virginia Cody of Glasgow, Kentucky, and Barbara Bean of Casa Grande, Arizona.

Deborah was admired and respected by all that knew her and was known for her universal generosity; she loved and nurtured many “rescue” dogs...

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C.A. "Cal" Terhune of Ione, passed away at his home on July 31, 2015, after many years of battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Cal was born on August 8, 1929, in Roseville CA. Cal graduated from Roseville High School and Placer Junior College.

Following junior college, Cal joined and received an Honorable discharge from the Marine Corp. He graduated from San Jose State and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of California Berkeley. Following graduation, he began working with the California Youth...

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Ralph Daniel Vogel of Pioneer, CA, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 62. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 25, 1952 to the late Raymond and Janice (Sullivan) Vogel. Friends are invited to a graveside service Wednesday, August 12th at 2:00 P.M. at Amador Memorial Cemetery in Pioneer, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund for Ralph’s daughter, Malissa Vogel at Wells Fargo Bank in Jackson, CA or Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. Condolences may be... [Read more]
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She loved her grand children and spending time with family. A celebration of her life will be held on on 8/9/15 at 6pm by releasing 49 balloons, you can join in no matter where you are. [Read more]
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Vincent “Vince” Kane

Vincent “Vince” Kane of Plymouth, CA, (attended by his wife Carol, brother Frank, sister-in-law Marilyn and Carol’s sister Rosalie) passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the age of 78. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 12, 1936 to the late John and Esther (Haviland) Kane, the 9th of their eleven children.

He grew up and attended local schools in Philadelphia, PA. As a young man in the 1960s, Vince moved to California and worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a custodian and plant manager. He retired in...

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