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Debra Marie Bettcher -Williams

Debra Marie Bettcher -Williams of Ione, CA, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 50. She was born in San Diego, CA on June 6, 1964 to the late Richard and Lorraine (Pepitone) Bettcher. Debra grew up in Martinez and moved to Amador County in 2006.

She loved being a mom and being a grandma was the best thing in the world. Debra was supportive and accepting of others. She enjoyed gardening, making crafts of all kinds, fishing and camping. Debra was a great cook and enjoyed eating. She liked to get dressed up to go...

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Ronald Joseph Homlotis
Ronald Joseph Homlotis, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and best friend. A good friend to many, passed away on April 19, 2015 in his home in Brentwood, CA. He is survived by his wife Charmaine Homlotis, sister Marcia Wullenwaber and daughters Crystal Askew, Mistelle Kane and Sherri. His nieces, Lynette Galvin and Michelle Taylor. His five grandchildren, great grandchild and great nieces. His best friend, Kevin James Horn. Ronald was a reserve Police Officer for Albany, CA for 27 years. He loved being an officer and did his job... [Read more]
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Charmaine Hull passed away on April 9th, 2015. Born in Jackson, she graduated from Jackson High School before moving to Washington.

She leaves behind her son Derrick Martinez (Yazmin) from Los Angeles, sister Geri Clark of Jackson, Nephew Kevin Clark of Ione and Niece Lori Martinez of Jackson.

At her request, there will be no services.

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Joanne Helen Poremba
Our sweet Angel, Joanne Helen Poremba, was called to be with God On April 19, 2015. Joanne lived a full, long life surrounded by many great memories. Joanne was born to Irish Immigrants Murtah Charles Lawler and Genevieve McGinnis Lawler in Mellen, Wisconsin on April 7, 1924. Joanne had 2 sisters, 1 brother and always had great stories when growing up. As a child Joanne’s family moved to Michigan and she loved playing the violin and being artistic. After high school, Joanne worked for the Pentagon, then as a telephone operator back... [Read more]
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Charles Edward “Scotty” Scott

Charles Edward “Scotty” Scott of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson at the age of 83. He was born in Spickard, MO on November 26, 1931, the fifth of nine children to the late Orval and Lena (Travis) Scott.

Scotty’s family moved to Grass Valley when he was around six years old. He met his wife of 62 years, Shirley Corin, in high school and the couple married in Reno, NV on September 6, 1950 when Shirley was 16 years old and Scotty 17. Scotty was drafted in 1952 and served in the...

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Called home on April 19, two years from the date of her mother’s death, Donna Jean Linville (nee Andriessen) in Boonville Missouri.

Donna was predeceased by her father, Andy Andriessen and mother, Lee Dalton.

She is survived by her siblings, Pat Money (Dennis Money), DJ Andriessen (Mike McCullough), and Jesse Andriessen (Rhonda Andriessen)

Donna is also survived by her two children, Terry Foyil and Michelle Baker.

The light of Donna’s eyes were her granddaughter, Kaline Gonzalez and her great grandson, Christian Edward...

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Michael FitzPatrick

Mike was born in Cavan, Ireland on April 30, 1929 to the late Peter and Ellen FitzPatrick. He moved to the U.S in 1950 at the age of 20 with 13 cents in his pocket to begin his new life in San Francisco with his aunt and uncle, Mary and Terry FitzPatrick and their family. He worked as carpenter for many years before joining Lockheed Corporation in Sunnyvale, California, where he was a maintenance supervisor for 30 years.

Mike was a cherished husband of 60 years to his wife, Marian FitzPatrick (Creed), and loving father to Terry...

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Rory Louderback Stratton

Born Sept. 9, 1991 : passed April 7, 2015.

A student of Pine Grove Elementary, Jackson Junior High and Amador High school, she graduated BS in Nursing with honors from Sacramento State University. She was a Registered Pediatric Nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, CA

A memorial to honor her life will be held at the Dobra Zemlja Winery, 12505 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA. on Sunday, April 26th, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friends, classmates, and co-workers who may wish to attend are welcome. In lieu of flowers,...

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Linda Cheryl Brooks of Pioneer, CA, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 70. She was born in Berkeley, CA on June 26, 1944 to the late Albert and Wanda (Buckley) Kreag. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. Condolences may be offered to the family, via email at amadorhillscfs@volcano.net. [Read more]
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Donna Davis
Donna Davis, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Jackson at the age of 73 of Lewy Body Dementia (long term extreme stress related). She was born July 7, 1941 in Sacramento to Dan and Florence Vukajlovich. Donna Attended Ione and Jackson Elementary Schools and graduated from Jackson High School in 1959. During high school she enjoyed tennis, cheerleading, and attending sporting events. As a child she loved spending time at the Bamert Ranch, summers at Kirkwood Meadows, riding bikes and having... [Read more]
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Karen Lee Aadland

Karen Lee Aadland born November 13, 1961 in Geneva, Illinois

passed away on April 4, 2015 at her home in Ione, California.

Karen is survived by three daughters; Christine (Jacob) Taylor of Lodi; Robin Carter (Ronald) Fuller of Valley Springs and Lisa (William) Peat of Stockton. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Zachary, Madison, Jennalyn and Dominic Taylor and Jayden and Kameron Fuller. These grandchildren were the delight of her life.

She is also survived by her mother, Rita Deller of Pittsburg; a brother, Frank...

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Carla Mae Keeland Handley Montagner, 75, of Genoa, Nevada, passed away April 7, 2015, in Carson City. She was born in Rio Tinto, Nevada, to Alvin and Bonnie (Cooper) McManus on June 20, 1939. A series of moves in her youth resulted in her being in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Carla started school at Hazel Fischer elementary in White Pines, California. When Bonnie married George Keeland the family moved to Sutter Creek, California, where she graduated from Sutter Creek Elementary and Amador High School (1957)....

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Edward “Ed” James Gordon
Edward “Ed” James Gordon passed away at the age of 86 in Jackson, California, after a long illness. Ed was born April 19, 1928 in Alba, Texas to Ruby Reppond and Roy Gordon. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy in Korea, until his honorable discharge in 1956. He was a 32-year member of the United Food & commercial Workers Union working 18 years for Nob Hill in Los Gatos, through his retirement in 1991. Ed was also an avid bowler throughout his years in San Jose, and an active, long-standing member of the Gold... [Read more]
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Karl Calvert Marohl
Karl Calvert Marohl of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born in Cambridge, MA on June 28, 1921 to the late Arthur and Marion (Calvert) Marohl. He was, considered by many, a great man. A loving husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and friend of many. Lovingly called Pop and later Grandpa by all who knew him. He enlisted to fight for his country in WW II and then again in the Korean War. As a civilian he worked for the Department of Defense as Scientific Electronic Equipment... [Read more]
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Shirley Jean Hargis

Shirley Jean Hargis passed away peacefully at her home in Jackson on April 10, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Shirley was born on May 2, 1939 in St Louis, MO to the late John and Fern Niederbrach.

Shirley’s family moved to San Francisco when she was about 6 years old after her mother and father had participated in the war effort. In 1952, her sophomore year of high school, Shirley and her mother Fern Cooper moved to Sutter Creek where Fern owned the Fan Club on Main Street. Shirley attended Sutter Creek High School and married “Ed”...

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Betty Jeane Hagerty Seppi
Betty Jeane Hagerty Seppi was born in the small farming community of Doland, South Dakota on August 26, 1923 to Grant Hagerty and Nina Paul Hagerty. She died peacefully at age 91 in Jackson, California on April 9, 2015. Betty graduated as a registered nurse from the Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota and the San Diego Navel Hospital. Betty met her husband, Dave Seppi while working at Permanente Hospital in Oakland; they were married in Carson City, Nevada on September 1, 1946. They moved to Roseville, Beale AFB and later... [Read more]
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Rebekah Rose London

“Never looking back, always growing, always learning, loving each day and living life to the fullest.” Rebekah Rose London at the age of 21 years tragically lived her last day on April 6, 2015 in Sacramento. Rebekah was born on January 25, 1994 in Clovis, CA to Stuart and Cristine London. Rebekah’s family moved to Amador County when she was 4 years old.

She graduated from Amador High School in Dec of 2011; she was very active in Drama and was looking forward to a long life of adventure.

Rebekah was an avid reader with a large...

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Virginia Amy Molin of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 in Sonora, CA at the age of 86. She was born in Brainerd, MN on January 24, 1929 to the late John and Elizabeth (Nelson) Strobel. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene in Sutter Creek, CA, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 17, 2015. Interment will be in the Memorial Gardens in Brainerd, MN. Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 255648, Sacramento, CA 95865 or Environmental Alternatives... [Read more]
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Bobby Lee James

Mr. Bobby Lee James, age 75 of Bowling Green, KY. entered into rest Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:02 P.M. at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.

A native of Franklin., KY., he was the son of the late Denver Lee James and the late Lottie May Hughes James. 3 brothers Jesse Wayne Ferhle, Ed “Weinie” James and Joe Pat James, a sister Margaret Ann Matthews and his grandmother Ada Belle James, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lynne Mock James, 3 children Carole James of Olmstead, Ky., David...

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Jack Morgan

Jack Morgan, age 84, of Ione, CA, passed away on April 6, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. Jack was born in Oakland, CA on July 26, 1930, a son of the late Helen (Souza) and Frederick Morgan.

Jack lived in Oakland until the age of 5 when his family moved to Hayward. There, Jack would meet the love of his life, Betty in high school. Jack and Betty would marry in 1951 once Jack had finally said yes. Shortly after they were married, Jack joined the U.S. Army, serving in Korea until July of 1953 as a mortar man in the Sixth Army. Jack worked with...

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