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Roger Henry Steuble

Our Dad was born Roger Henry Steuble in Hanford, CA . He grew up in a family with one brother, Mom and Dad, and a succession of dogs.

His “need for speed” started as a child as he was a champion quarter midget car racer.

The Steuble’s moved several times north and ended up in the Sacramento Area. Roger graduated from San Juan High School in 1969. He went to college and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. He went to Medical School at UCLA and lived mostly in Santa Monica. It was during those...

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Timothy Bailey Gribble
Timothy Bailey Gribble, 65, passed away on January 24, 2016 at Sutter Medical Center, in Sacramento, following a brief illness. Tim was born February 7, 1950, in Sutter Creek, CA, to William A. Gribble and Gertrude E. Daneri. On November 3, 1984, he married Brenda Jean Nesler. Tim and Brenda raised their three children: Season Lorraine Welker, Sean William Gribble and Cody Allen Gribble, in Amador County. After serving in the US Navy, Tim volunteered as a fire fighter/EMT at the Jackson and Ione fire departments, while simultaneously... [Read more]
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Dennis “Spike” Michael Wright Jr.

Born in Placerville, CA to Dennis and Janet Wright, he graduated in 1993 from Amador High School. A resident of River Pines, CA he was an avid hunter, fisherman, master gardener, loved music and lived his life to the fullest.

He is survived by his parents Dennis and Janet Wright, wife Kyndra, stepson Michael, brother Ricky, sisters Tina and Karen, Uncle Bobby and Laura and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren, along with many family members and close friends., and his dog Kuma.

He passed away a “Hero” and touched the lives of...

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Dennis Wright “Spike”

Dennis Wright “Spike” was taken Saturday, January 30, 2016 in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. He was born August 7, 1975 in Placerville, Ca. to Dennis and Janet (Miller) Wright.

Spike had a license in consulting, construction and cement was his specialty. He was a lifelong resident of Amador County specifically in Mt. Aukum then he lived in Contra Costa for a few years where his love for soccer, sports/football, Frisbee golf began. Spike would make up games during those growing years and never missed a weekend with G, ma Wright. He was a...

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Robert (Bob) Priest

Robert (Bob) Priest of Ione CA, died on January 26, 2016 at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with COPD.

Bob was born on August 22, 1934 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to George David and Cora Lee Priest. Bob and his family lived in Oxnard California and he graduated from Oxnard High School and enlisted in the US Air Force where he was stationed in Oklahoma. It was there that he met his first wife Jane, and they had three children.

Bob was a barber for over 20 years in Sacramento, California. During this period, he also earned the...

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Cecil Junior Curtis
Cecil Junior Curtis of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Jackson, CA at the age of 87. He was born in MO on August 25, 1928 to the late Thomas and Ruth Curtis. Cecil was a member of Boy Scouts of America reaching the Life Scout rank. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Cecil was a barber instructor and managed barber colleges in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento for 40 years. He nurtured many young people in the barbering trade. Cecil was an avid bonsai artist and was an original... [Read more]
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Ruth Marie Woodworth of Ione, CA, passed away January 22, 2016, at the age of 71 years. Ruth was born in Ohio on December 22, 1944. 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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Christopher L. "Kit" Yager

Kit Yager was born on October 20, 1944, and unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2015, following a motor vehicle accident.

He leaves behind Joanne, his wife of 48 years; daughter Katie; grand doggie Meg; brother, Patrick Yager; sister, Susan Waters; brother-in-law, Patrick Emmert; numerous nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. A Memorial Mass and Reception will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 355 E. Champlain, Fresno, CA, on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

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Carlene Pederson

Carlene Pederson, 68, of Pioneer, CA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 surrounded by her children due to complications from cancer. Carlene was born in Galena, Kansas to Mary and Carl Aitken and graduated from Palo Duro High School, Amarillo, TX. During her short life, she lived in the great states of Colorado, Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, and her final resting spot in the beautiful mountains of California.

Carlene spent the last 15 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant caring for many patients that had grown...

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Pearl Morris passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 in San Andreas, California at the age of 98 years. She was born April 17, 1917 to Simo and Mara (Drakulich) Grubic in Old Ruth Nevada. Private services will be held. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Laura Harrison

Laura Mary Loretta Harrison passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 in the comfort of her home in Mt. Aukum, California. Born, Laura Mary Stemple on February 21,1943, she was the youngest daughter to the late Philomena and Charles Stemple.

Laura grew up in the Norristown, Pennsylvania area, lived 14 years in Red Hill and Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, and finally settled in the Northern California Bay Area in 1980 where she resided for the past 36 years.

Laura is survived by her husband, Larry Harrison, and their 8 children, John...

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Matias “JR” Torres III
Matias “JR” Torres III passed away at home, unexpectedly on December 10, 2015 in Ione, CA. at the age of 63. He is survived by his girlfriend Phyllis and his beloved dog Zoeeey, who was “Daddy’s girl”, brother and sister in law Gilbert and Carol Torres, in addition to many other brothers and sisters, Neices Roxanne, Joanne and Diane, Stepson Eric Holt, and his grandkids Julian and Everett Holt whom he loved to spend time with. Matias was preceded in death by his late wife Cynthia Torres whom he loved and cherished and is once again... [Read more]
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William Howard Netto Sr. of Ione, CA, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born in San Luis Obispo, CA on April 3, 1939 to the late Clarence and Margaret (Collins) Netto. Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 20 Relihan Drive in Ione, CA. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Westwood Hills Memorial Park, 2720 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dane... [Read more]
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Madalyn A. Howard

Madalyn A. Howard passed away peacefully at her home in Sutter Creek surrounded by her loving family on January 10, 2016. She was 87 years old.

Madalyn was born on July 10, 1928 in New England, North Dakota to Michael and Anna (Milner) Kary. She grew up on a farm a few miles out of town with her parents and 9 brothers and sisters.

Upon graduation from St Mary's High School in New England, Madalyn moved to California. She met

"the love of her life" Frank Howard in San Francisco. They were married on April 7, 1951 and had 2...

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Henry John Weaver Jr.

May 26, 1945 – January 17, 2016

Henry John Weaver Jr. of Ione, CA passed away on January 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Henry and Pauline Weaver on May 26, 1945 in San Diego, CA. At the age of 8 he moved with his family to Stockton where he resided for over 37 year. For the last 25 years he has called the foothills of Amador County home. In 1963, Henry married the love of his life Judith Martin and they spent the last 52 years together and had two children Henry and Michelle. Henry and Judith...

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June Rose Tripp
June Rose Tripp of Plymouth, CA, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born in Tacoma, WA on June 15, 1928 to the late Charles and Rosa (Parker) Abercrombie. June is survived by daughter, Barbara Suarez of Lodi; son, Bryan Tripp of Sutter Creek; brother, Walter Abercrombie of Plymouth; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Tripp in Sept. 1982 and daughter, Lucille Tripp. June was a member of the Altar Society of St. Mary’s of the Mountains Catholic... [Read more]
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Fr. Kevin passed away peacefully, January 12th, 2016 at Nazareth House in San Rafael. Fr. Kevin was born in San Francisco on November 26, 1931 to the late S.F. Police Chief Michael A. and Mary Cashel (Whelan) Gaffey. Fr. Kevin was a graduate of St. Paul’s Grammar School, St. Joseph’s College, and St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park. He was ordained to the priesthood June 15, 1957.

He is the treasured brother of Mary G. Hutchings (the late Dr. John J.,) of Millbrae, Brendan J. Gaffey of San Francisco, William W. Gaffey of Sutter...

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Joi Trevelle Brown

Joi Trevelle Brown of Pine Grove, CA. passed away on January 18, 2016, at the age of 59. Joi was born September 13, 1956 in Whittier, CA. to Irene Arlene (Bakewell) and Joe William Segers. Joi married Ricky Brown in Glendora, CA. on July 13, 1974 they made their home in Amador County for 30 years before moving to Evansville, IN. in 2006. They recently returned home to Amador County.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ricky Brown; her daughters, Bobbi Jo (Jarrod) Clinkenbeard, Mayme (Shawn) Hand, Jeana Smith and Kelly...

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Evelyn Lucille Piccardo

Evelyn Lucille Piccardo was born to Dujo Sucich and Anita Matilda Dotta Sucich on January 2, 1928, in Richmond, California. She passed away in Jackson, California, on January 13 2016.

The family, originally from Jackson, quickly moved back. She was raised in Jackson since 1929 and graduated from Jackson High School in 1946.

Evelyn married Clarence Piccardo at St. Patrick Catholic Church in 1948. She followed Clarence’s career at Shell Oil Company and lived in Sacramento, where all her children were born, then Sunnyvale, and...

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Bill E. Johnson, of Ione, CA, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the age of 81. He was born in Modesto, CA on September 5, 1934, to the late Doyle M. and Wilma (Choone) Johnson. Bill was the loving husband of Helen Johnson. 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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