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George Alvin Knudsen Jr.
George Knudsen, a resident of Sutter Creek for 10 years, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015 in Sun City Ca, and has now been reunited with his lovely bride Clara, who preceded him in death in 1992. George worked in the aerospace industry for most of his working life, but also owned a liquor store, worked in the fair business, was a breeder of thoroughbred race horses, and he served his country in Korea. George was loved by all and was known for his sacrificial dedication towards his family, his generosity for those in need,... [Read more]
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Debra Lindsay passed away Friday, January 23rd, at the age of 55.

Debra was born in Fallon, Nevada, and enjoyed gardening throughout her life. She will be greatly missed as the best volunteer at Vapor Thrift Store.

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William James Bouck Burger

William James Bouck Burger of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Sutter Creek, CA. Born into an old New England family in Stamford, Connecticut on July 7, 1926, he was the son of the late Virginia (Bouck) and William Chapman Burger.

Bill was educated at the Choate School in Wallingford, CT and later at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and saw action in the Pacific. Subsequently, he moved to the West Coast and began what became a life-long fascination with...

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Rosemarie Ferretti
Rosemarie Ferretti of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at the age of 82. She was born in Jackson, CA on August 23, 1932 to the late Henry and Louise (Bertolotti) Ianni. Rosemarie dated Allen Ferretti her senior year of high school. After graduation the couple was married on April 1, 1951 at the Jackson Catholic Church. Allen spent the first year of their marriage in Korea. Rosemarie is survived by her husband, Allen Ferretti of Sutter Creek; daughter, Karen Love and her husband, David of Atwater, CA; son, Mark... [Read more]
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Kathleen Marie White Sharp
Kathleen Marie White Sharp, age 52, of Ione, CA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home. Kathy was born in Tacoma, WA on February 24, 1962, a daughter of the late Yvonne Marie (Loomis) and William C White. Everyone is welcome to join us as we put our beloved Kathleen Marie White Sharp to rest and celebrate her life with a visitation on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and a funeral service on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 PM all at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson. Interment will be at... [Read more]
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Peter Mike Jurickovich, age 73, of Jackson, CA, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Jackson. Peter was born in Oakland, Ca on March 21, 1941, a son of the late Georgina Eva (Gacanich) and Vaso William Jurickovich. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at Daneri Mortuary Chapel, Jackson, CA, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Richard (Dick) Smith

June 19, 1933 - January 13, 2015

He was a dog trainer for 63 years, becoming one of California’s top trainers and owner of Wisenbrook Kennels in Ione, Ca.

His greatest passions were his dogs and his family. He is survived by the woman he called “Mom”, a sister, the love of his life, and five children. He was “Papa” to his five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He will be missed by many friends and relatives. According to his wishes there will be no services.

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Bobby Gene Bledsoe, age 82, of Jackson, CA, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Jackson. He was born in Cushing, OK on January 17, 1933. At his 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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Dolores Joy Quick passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 in Gamaliel, Kentucky at the age of 85. She was born in Stockton, CA on November 19, 1929 to the late Joy (Stirnaman) and Lorin Charles Wells. She is survived by two children, six grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Pine Grove, CA on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Contributions may be made to your local Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at amadorhillcfs@volcano.net. [Read more]
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Ruby Joy Hand

Ruby Joy Hand, age 85, of Jackson, CA, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Sutter Amador Hospital. Ruby was born in Paige, Nebraska on March 12, 1929, a daughter of the late Margaret Marie (Weston) and Clifford Hayward Thomas.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Susan (Tom) Taylor-Talbot, of Gold Bar, WA;

sons, Clyde Davis, of Woodland, CA; Ivan Hand, of Jackson; grandchildren, David Bowman (Lisa) of Covington, WA, Amanda Anderson (Eric) of Stanwood, WA, Blake Bowman of Jackson, CA, Ivan Hand (Leah) of Yacolt, WA; great...

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Maryann Busi

Maryann Busi of Jackson passed away at her home on January 17, 2015 at the age of 79. Maryann was born and raised in Jackson, and she was proud to call it her home for the duration of her life.

Maryann was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She, and her husband Frank, were married for 59 years and were blessed with three wonderful children and seven grandchildren.

Maryann also devoted her time, efforts and talents to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Jackson. For decades, she blessed those around her with the gift of music....

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Orphia Johnson Badgley

Orphia Johnson Badgley, age 95, of Sutter Creek, Calif. passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, January 10, 2015. Orphia was born in Hillside, Montana to Ole and Allie Johnson, the youngest of 5 sisters. She attended school and graduated from Cohagen High School in 1936 and headed off to a year of college.

She moved to California where she met and married Dale Badgley. They made their home in San Lorenzo, Calif. And she worked as an executive secretary at Kaiser Steel Corporation in Oakland for 25 years. After retirement...

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Betty Jo Brown of Ione, CA passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 78. Betty was born in Hardee County, FL on April 12, 1936 to the late Bertha (Flowers) and James Maxwell Temple. She was the wife of Thomas Brown. 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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Arthur K. Kaufman

Arthur K. Kaufman of Placerville, California passed into the joy of the Lord’s presence on Monday, January 19, 2015. Known, affectionately and respectfully, as Pastor Art, he faithfully served his Lord Jesus Christ for over sixty years throughout northern California. He was a faithful prayer warrior, Bible teacher and a compassionate witness of his Savior’s love.

He was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1919. He and his wife Mary were married in 1940. He was a veteran, serving his country during the second world war....

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Alicia Gonzalez
Alicia Gonzalez passed away Janunary 14, 2015 at the elder-care community "Jackson Gardens" where she had been a resident since March, 2013. Forty years a merchant and antiques dealer in Sutter Creek, Alicia has been missed from her shop by her many friends and customers for over two years. She was 87. She is survived by an older sister and 6 nieces and nephews and their children. Alicia was co-owner of the Galino Building in Sutter Creek for more than 20 years and of the property where she lived on Ridge Road for 39 years. A... [Read more]
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John Russell Slusser

Retired CHP traffic officer John Russell Slusser age 67, of Sutter Creek, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home in Sutter Creek. John was born in Glendale, CA on June 13, 1947, a son of the late Virginia Elizabeth (Smith) and Theodore Russell Slusser.

John first served his country in the US Marine Corp for four years. He would then serve his community for 31 years as a traffic officer, a job and a community he was proud to serve. He had made Amador County his home for the last 31 years retiring...

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Captain Franck Willis Tremaine

Captain Franck Willis Tremaine of Jackson, CA, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 58. Franck was born in Tracy, CA on March 4, 1956, to the late Joan Carlisle (Willis) and Neil Henry Tremaine.

Franck Tremaine was a loving husband, father, uncle, brother, and a leader in our community. Franck was very instrumental in the development of many careers of young, aspiring firefighters. He was the man everyone turned to in their times of need, and was looked upon for his strength. Captain Tremaine selflessly...

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Floyd Avery

Floyd Avery of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at the age of 99. Floyd was born in Lava Hot Springs, ID on December 26, 1915, to the late Emma (Bell) and Jesse Avery. He was a shipping foreman in the lumber industry for forty years.

Floyd is survived by his two sons; Kenneth Avery (Naomi) of AK, and James (Elizabeth) Avery of ID, two step-daughters; Carol (Bob) Sleeper of Plymouth, CA, and Gloria (Cory) Adkins of Jackson, CA, step-son; Jack (Donna) Crain Jr. of Lodi, CA, son-in-law John Trott of San Jose, CA,...

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Thomas Prouty

Thomas Prouty passed away at home in Jackson, he was surrounded by people he loved and cherished. At 86 Tom lived a full life, and in retirement dedicated himself to the service of God, and in the name of God to his fellow man. Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Sue Riordan, his son Patrick Prouty, daughters Ann Miller and Kathleen Peel, and four grandchildren, Kaia, Victoria, Megan, and Joseph.

He was born January 25, 1928 in Los Angeles California, graduated from UCLA and worked as an aerospace engineer in and around Los...

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Lloyd Willard Upton

November 15, 1929 – January 11, 2015

Lloyd Willard Upton, age 85, of Sutter Creek, Calif. passed away Sunday January 11, 2015 in Placerville, Calif. Lloyd was born in Plymouth, Calif. on November 15, 1929,

Oldest son of the late Sadie A. (Oard) and John J. Upton.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia; daughters, Lael Henderson of Orem, Utah and Leslie (Rich) Smith of Pine Grove, Calif.; sister Kathryn Wohlfarth of Vacaville, Calif., brother Gary (Midge) Upton and sister Donna (Mitch) Lubenko of Plymouth, Calif. He...

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