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Joe Svec
3 days ago
Marcella A. Armstrong, 59 of Lockeford, CA. passed away Sunday August 17, 2014 in Amador County as a result of injuries caused by a motorcycle accident. Marcella was born on July 30, 1955 at Mason Hospital in Lodi, ca. to Dale H. Powers & Corinne K. Powers. She attended Valley Springs Elementary & Glenwood Elementary as a child & graduated from Ione High School. After working at Amador County Landfill, she started her career w/the CDCR in March of 1990 as a carpenter I at Preston School of Industry. During her long career she worked... [Read more]
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Joe Svec
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Steven Scot Cranston, age 50, of Pine Grove, passed away on August 19, 2014. Steve was born in Concord, California, on April 26, 1964 to Mr. Joel and Nancy Cranston and was a long-time resident of Sacramento, until putting down roots in Pine Grove where he lived for the past 25 years. Steve is survived by his parents, Joel and Nancy, and his two older brothers, Jim and Rick, as well as their respected families. Steve is also survived by his loyal and loving wife, Loretta, of the past 28 years, and his daughters, Cameron, Maisah and... [Read more]
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Joe Svec
5 days ago
September 5, 1919 - August 25, 2014

Anita Veronica Tyler passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Jackson at the age of 94 with her devoted family by her side. Anita was born at home on the family ranch east of Jackson on September 5, 1919 to Nicola D. and Rosa K. (Ratto) Oneto.

She attended local schools and graduated from Jackson Union High in 1937. After graduating, she worked for Bill Davis at the “Nut Shop” on Main Street, at Spagnoli’s Ice Cream Shop and as a switchboard operator for the Telephone Company, located on...

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Joe Svec
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Kristy Lynn (Kirkland) Magliocchetti was born November 23, 1968 and passed away on August 24, 2014. Kristy enjoyed spending time at the river and ocean, reading and listening to music. What she most enjoyed was spending time with family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 31, at 11 a.m., at 115 Virginia St., in Yerington, Nev. Contact Info: Rachele Bobrick 775-240-9921. Condolences may be sent to 115 Virginia St., Yerington NV 89447. [Read more]
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Joe Svec
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Samantha Jolynn Willis passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on August 21, 2014 at the age of 22. She was born in Jackson, Calif., on March 21, 1992 to David John Michel and Kandy Jo MacDiarmid. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life September 6, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the Ione Methodist Community Church, in Ione, Calif. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Joe Svec
7 days ago
November 20, 1936 – August 19, 2014

Donald Walter Davis, 77, of Pine Grove, passed away August 19, 2014 at home with his wife by his side after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Don is survived by his wife, Vivian, who he was married to for 56 years. He is also survived by his son, Craig, daughter-in-law, Bless, and grandsons, C.J. and Trevor, of Stockton.

Don worked for the Belmont Police Department, where he began his career as a patrolman in 1960 and rose to the position of Captain and retired in 1990. Once retired, Don...

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Joe Svec
7 days ago
Dale Leon Holland, a life-time resident of Amador County, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, in Lodi, Calif., at the age of 74 years. Dale was born in Jackson, Calif., on April 23, 1940, a son of the late Ollie and David Holland. Dale was born the seventh of eight children, only minutes younger than his twin sister, Gail.

Dale was raised in Plymouth, graduating from Amador High School in 1958. After graduation, Dale joined the U.S. Army, arriving in Germany at the same base Elvis Presley had just left in 1960. Dale returned home...

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Joe Svec
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Catherine Ann MacGregor, with family at her side, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the age of 81. She was born, the eldest of three daughters, in Scarborough, England, on April 17, 1933 to the late David Sinclair and Marjorie Ann Hay.

Catherine, who liked to be called "Kate," is survived by her children: Duncan MacGregor, and his wife, Carol, of Shingle Springs; Caroline Peoples and her husband, Scott, of Livermore; Andrew MacGregor and his wife, Debra, of Rescue; and Jennifer Park and her husband, Alex, of...

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Joe Svec
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Aug 22, 1935 - July 22, 2014

Nancy Aslin Banducci passed away peacefully in Jackson, Calif., on July 22, 2014. Nancy was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to the late William and Katherine (Gannon) Aslin. She graduated from Garces Memorial High School and received her BA from Loyola Marymount College. Nancy returned to Bakersfield to teach at her alma mater GMH and throughout the Kern High School district. Nancy married Joe Banducci in 1959 and became the loving mother to Brian, Michael and Lisa and cherished “Grandmama” to Colton...

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Joe Svec
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Born Elizabeth Ann Bamert on July 6, 1933 in Ione, Calif., to the late Loren and Blanche Bamert, Betty Ann passed away peacefully on August 18, 2014 in her home outside Ione, after an 11-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family.

Betty Ann attended elementary school in Ione and went on to graduate from Lodi High School in 1951. She then married Ron Curran and together they raised six children. She lived most of her 81 years in the Ione area.

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Joe Svec
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Ethel Mae Baird of Jackson, Calif., with family at her side, peacefully passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the age of 83. She was born at Jamison Memorial Hospital in Newcastle, Pa., on December 11, 1930 to the late Jennings and Lillian (Randall) Potter. Ethel, the youngest of six children, was the only child of this union to be born in a hospital.

Ethel is survived by her sons, Kevin L. Richardson, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Gregg W. Richardson, of Jackson, Loren S. Richardson, of Napa,...

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Joe Svec
2 weeks ago
July 15, 1933 - August 7, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Walt has gone to a better place. His extensive illness finally took its toll. He was a jack of all trades and a master of most. He was one in a million and his smile and hearty laugh will be sadly missed by all. May he rest in peace.

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Joe Svec
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Leo was born on the family ranch in Victorville, Calif., on January 25, 1925, and passed on August 11, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He married Katherine on April 11, 1960. They moved to Amador County in 1967,.0 where they continued raising Arabian horses. From 1971-73, he drove the Amador Stage from Jackson to the bus depot in Sacramento, hauling passengers and picking up freight. Leo was then hired and worked at the clay plant in Ione until he retired.

Leo and Katherine raised two children, Matthew of Mesa,...

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Joe Svec
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born December 19, 1953, Lylis Rachelle McCutcheon passed away in her home in River Pines, Calif., on August 6, 2014. She will be welcomed to heaven by her mother, Leslie; father, Carol; and sisters, Carol Joan and Serena. She leaves behind her partner of 28 years, Gary; sister, Phyllis; daughters, Leslie, Ronny and Shasta; sons, Forrest, Cash and Gary; granddaughters, Chelsie, Amber, Skylee, Alexandrea and Mackenize; grandsons, Issaic, Grant and Todd; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Jack and Justice; along with her many friends and... [Read more]
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Joe Svec
3 weeks ago
May 2, 1926 - August 9, 2014

Robert "Bob" Allured lived in Sonora for the past 27 years. He passed away early in the morning of August 9, 2014 at the age of 88. During his lengthy illness he was surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in Los Angeles to Sara-Margaret and William Allured, on May 2, 1926. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Amador County. After joining the Navy at age 17, Bob returned on leave to graduate with his class at Jackson High School in 1944. He served in the Pacific during World War II, at...

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Joe Svec
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Isabel Ellen Chulick passed away in her sleep August 4, 2014. She was born July 21, 1940. “Sunday” graduated from Jackson High School and in 1959 married George E. Chulick, also of Jackson, who pre-deceased her in 2004.

Sunday’s great loves were her families, both her immediate family and her church family. She was a member of Sierra Baptist Church for 42 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, ladies’ ministry leader and bible study teacher.

Sunday is survived by her daughters, Shauna Newman, Julie Cuneo and...

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Joe Svec
3 weeks ago
July 9, 1932 to July 17, 2014

Sadly, John Darnal Hicks passed away on July 17, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, in Martinez, Calif. John was born July 9, 1932, in Arkansas. He enlisted in the Army and served his country in Korea. He was a member of Lumber Industry Pension Plan, having worked as a planer operator for both Winton Lumber, in Sutter Creek and Wetzel and Oviat Lumber Company in El Dorado Hills for over 35 years, having retired in October 1994. John was preceded in death by his wife, Claudette, son, John Jr. and...

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Joe Svec
4 weeks ago
Fred passed away August 4, 2014 of natural causes in Sutter Amador Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1923 on Summit Street, in Jackson. His parents were Frank and Genevieve Maggi Cuneo. Fred graduated from Jackson High School in 1942. In 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army, was trained as a medic, and spent his last tour on the islands of Saipan and Tinian in the South Pacific. Fred married Norma Ball on June 8, 1947. They were married for 67 years. Sixty of those years were spent in their cozy little house on Peak Hill,... [Read more]
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Joe Svec
4 weeks ago
August 24, 1937 - July 31, 2014

He was a hard working family man and will be missed always. Jim liked to fish and go gold panning with his son

Kenny.

A funeral will take place at Green Valley Mortuary , Cameron Park at 1:00pm with a graveside service to follow at Amador Memorial Cemetery.

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Joe Svec
4 weeks ago
Karen Marie Castle, of Ione, Calif., passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 65. She was born in Vallejo, Calif., on March 30, 1949 to the late Erwin and Helen (Christensen) Gaeden.

There will be private family services held. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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