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Evelyn Floyd Compiano

On June 20, 2016 Evelyn Floyd Compiano passed away. Evelyn was born September 5, 1917. She was the Daughter of Richard and Emma Violet Floyd, who both predeceased her. Evelyn was the wife of William Compiano who predeceased her. Evelyn was also the sister of Hugh Floyd and mother of Robert Kerrison Stoffal and Richard Stoffal, all of whom predeceased her. Evelyn was born in Oakland, California. She spent much of her youth on a ranch in Healdsburg, California where she learned to love and ride horses.

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Gilbert William Trujillo, Jr.

Gilbert William Trujillo, Jr., of Pioneer, CA, passed away in Jackson, CA on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 65. He was born in San Jose on April 14, 1951 to Gilbert William Sr. and Maria Isabel Trujillo.

Gilbert enjoyed entertaining whether as an accomplished musician or a gourmet cook. He played both the piano and organ. He also took great pleasure in the beauty of his garden. He worked for Woods & Associates in Seattle, WA for 25 years prior to moving to Amador County in 2006 to be closer to his parents.

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Perry Robert Moore

Perry Robert Moore, age 50 years, of Ione CA, was received into the arms of his Lord, June 14, 2016.

Perry was born and lived in Manteca CA, until 1987, when he married his wife Kimberly and they moved to Placerville CA, where he worked a number of years in the sawmills. Their children Joshua, and Stephanie were welcomed to complete their family while there. In 1992, the family moved to Amador County accepting the position of Youth Ministers at then Victory Life Church, and soon thereafter becoming New Life Christian Center....

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Ilona Novaky
Ilona was born in Kisvarda, Hungary on October 1, 1944 to Lajos Bodnar and ilona Bodnar nee Jonas. Her mother was Hungarian-Jewish and 90% of her town was deported to Auschwitz by the Nazis in 1944 during World War II. Her parents converted to Greek Orthodox and moved out of Kisvarda before the deportation. After the War, the Russians occupied Hungary and declared Hungary a communist nation. The Communists took over her family home and property. Her family decided to escape during the Hungarian uprising in 1956. Ilona was 12... [Read more]
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Leslie Milton Mears Jr.

Leslie Milton Mears Jr., of Pine Grove, CA, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the age of 89. He was born in Oakland, CA on July 10, 1926 to the late Helen R. (Thorburn) and Leslie Milton Mears Sr.

Les served his country dutifully in the U.S. Air Force before becoming an operating engineer and building bridges for thirty-five years. He was a proud member of both the American Legion Post 108 and Sons In Retirement (SIR).

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Mears Green, of Reno, NV and his son, Leslie...

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Alex U. Voget, 57, of Pioneer, CA, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born in Redwood City, CA on December 17, 1958 to Carl H. and Astred Bernice (Larsen) Voget. He was a police officer for 27 years. Alex loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. ECV. Alex is survived by his brother, Chris H. Voget. 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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William “Bill” Harold Fleet

William “Bill” Harold Fleet, age 92, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at his home in Sutter Creek with his family by his side. Bill was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on July 9, 1923.

Bill served in the US Army 101st Airborne during WWII from 1942 to 1946 in the European Theatre. He worked for FMC Corporation as a welder for 23 years and was a member of Local Union I.A.M. #565 in San Jose. Bill and Jackie discovered Amador County in 1979 staying at Lake Camanche on the weekends. In 1986 they...

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Bruno George Samprucci Jr.

Bruno George Samprucci Jr., 69, of Ione, CA, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 9, 2016. He was born in Sacramento, CA on September 1, 1946 to Anna (Yoka) and Bruno George Samprucci Sr.

Bruno graduated from Ione High in 1965. He first worked at the Ione Brick Yard, then Interspace and NARCO. He was a lifetime member of the Ione Alumni Association. Bruno recently received his 25 year chip of sobriety through AA, and his family and friends were very proud of him for his accomplishment. He really enjoyed helping new-be’s to...

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Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott, 80, resident of Pine Grove, Ca passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Fairmont Rehabilitation in Lodi, Ca. Shirley was born in Grass Valley, Ca. on March 13, 1936 to William and Madeline Marie (Roure) Corin.

Shirley, deeply loved her husband Scotty her children and Grandchildren. Shirley was an active resident of Amador County since 1977. Shirley took her love of flowers and became and entrepreneur opening Scott’s Floral in Sutter Creek. Shirley also enjoyed being a part of the staff at the Jackson Rancheria until...

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Eleanor Robison

Eleanor Robison, a 36 year resident of Plymouth, CA, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born in Stockton, CA on July 8, 1926 to Fiorino and Flora (Gattorna) Gualco.

A funeral service was held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson, CA. Interment was held at Sunset View Cemetery, Jackson, CA. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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Son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, teammate, wrestler, Eagle Scout, Ayden Christopher Garcia, age 18, of West Point, CA, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. Ayden was born in Lodi, CA on August 21, 1997, a son of Taryn Rae (Meyers) and Anthony Christopher Garcia.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Life, Monday, June 27, 2016, 5:00 PM at West Point Community Covenant Church, 19875 Highway 26, West Point, CA 95255. Memorial contributions may be made to West Point Community Covenant Church, PO Box 87, West...

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Marine Corps League Motherlode Detachment 1080 serves as color guard for the burial of World War II veteran Nick Chronis June 4. Photo courtesy to the ALD
One of the toughest aspects of being a newspaper publisher is covering the deaths of friends and family. To be blunt, there isn’t enough space in the pages of any edition to truly cover the lives of those that have passed. Everyone is special in their own right. Some folks I know personally, and others I read about or get to know in talking with their families about what they might like to place in their loved one’s obituary. And to be truthful, it often keeps me up at night, wondering if I did it right, or did it justice. I know I... [Read more]
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Mary Claire Hampton

Mary Claire Hampton, age 68, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Lodi. Mary was born in Sheldon, IA on January 31, 1948, a daughter of Elizabeth Barbara and the late Homer Claire Beldt.

Mary is survived by her sons Bruce, husband of Xiaotao "Nina" Hampton, of Elk Grove, CA; Paul Hampton, of San Francisco, CA; sister, Helen, wife of William Schiller, of Lodi, CA. and grandson, Clark Hampton. She was preceded by her husband, Bruce Hampton, Sr.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation Friday,...

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Rick Ottie Smith

Rick Ottie Smith, 65, of Amador County, CA, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 of a stroke. He was surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born March 7, 1951, in Hayward, CA, to Alton & Ruth (Williams) Smith.

Rick moved to Jackson at the age of 12 and attended Jackson High School where he graduated in 1969. He met and married the love of his life, Donna McPeak, in 1971. Rick attended Stanislaus State College class of 1975, and later became a self-employed Financial Advisor for 33 years.

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Beautiful and talented, she was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother.

She loved the Lord and serving others through her artwork and poetry.

Viewing will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 from 4pm- 8pm at Daneri Mortuary, 415 Broadway, Jackson CA, 95642.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday June 25, 2016 at 11 am at The Call Church, 18400 Ridge Road, Pine Grove CA, 95665.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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Martha Phillips

Martha Phillips, 81, a resident of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016. Martha was born in Scotland on December 17, 1934 to William and Margaret (Collins) Welsh.

Martha moved to the United States in 1958 and lived in Fairfield with her family for 30 years before moving to Amador County in 1988 where she was a homemaker for 55 years. And in her free time she enjoyed quilting, annual ladies teas, painting and gardening.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin in 2004. She is survived by her children, Glen...

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Bernice Ellen Hall

On the morning of June 4, 2016, Bernice Ellen Hall passed away and went home to be with the Lord and join her husband, Sylvester A. Hall who died April 18, 2016. She was 82 years old. Bernice Ellen Theiss was born on September 29, 1933 to Albert and Christine Theiss of Oakland, California.

She was the youngest of 7 children. On April 5, 1953 she married Sylvester Albert Hall of Oakland, California and the two were in love for 63 years. They had three children. Bernice and Sylvester have lived in Amador County since 1983 in Pine...

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Robert Keith Hudson
Robert Keith Hudson, born Dec.7, 1926 in Superior WY, passed peacefully at his home in Pioneer CA, on May 21, 2016. Known as Keith to friends and family, and Bob or Bobby to colleagues, he had a wealth of people in his life whose love and support provided him close relationships and an independence he cherished up to his last day. He graduated from Superior HS, Wyoming in 1943 and upon his 18th birthday, enlisted in the Army, serving in the Philippines during WWII. After his service, he joined PG&E, retiring after 38 years. In... [Read more]
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Lucinda Rose Ramirez

Lucinda Rose Ramirez, 63, of Pine Grove, CA passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was born in San Andreas, CA on February 18, 1953 to the late LaVerne Catherine (Wilson) and Phillip Harold Rummerfield.

Lucinda is survived by her sons, Robert Ramirez, Jr. and his wife, Hazel, George Ramirez, and Manuel Ramirez; sisters, Bonnie Rummerfield, Shirley Rummerfield, Debrah Rummerfield, Mary Carson, Phyllis Sumers, and Sherry Rummerfield; brothers, Ronnie Rummerfield, Eric Rummerfield, and Phillip Rummerfield; and grandchildren, Joshua...

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William Edward Perry of Pine Grove, CA passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the age of 84. He was born in Utica, NY on November 22, 1931 and is preceded in death by his beloved wife Elly. There will be a private ceremony at the Garden of Memories in Salinas, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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