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Donna Lee Mistron, of Jackson, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the age of 72. She was born in Stockton, CA on October 14, 1943 to the late Betty Jane (Cook) and Joseph Victor Tiquet and was the loving wife of James Mistron.

She enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking, playing games on the computer, traveling and fishing. Her real passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren at family outings and sporting events.

Donna is survived by her husband of 32 years, James Mistron; sons, Danny...

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Marilyn M. Coil, age 86, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, in Sacramento, CA. She was born in Sacramento, CA on December 29, 1929, a daughter of Phillip Gerard and Helen Margaret (Koch) Myers

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

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Richard Warren Welde, Sr.

Richard Warren Welde, Sr., age 89, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in San Jose, CA on October 31, 1926, the younger son of the late Julia Lena (Nagel) and Edwin George Welde.

In 1941 he earned his Eagle Scout Award and was recognized by the National Eagle Scout Association for his desire to continue to promote, support, and apply Scouting ideals through service as a member in good standing through 2016. Richard served in the US Navy Seabees during WWII...

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Walter F. Dickinson

July 13th, 1936 - April 28th, 2016

Walt was born in Wheeler, MT. He was a resident of Amador County for over 40 years.

He was employed at Prospect Motors for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna, son Michael J. Gauthier, granddaughters Tiffany and Jennifer, sister Delores Hilde and other extended family members.

A celebration of life will take place at a later time at the Elks Lodge

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Ernest (Ernie) Elias Wayrynen
Ernest Elias Wayrynen was born 12/3/1924 to Peter Wayrynen and Anna Hiltunen in Menahga, Minnesota and passed away in Jackson, CA on 4/19/2016 at the age of 91. He served in WW II with the U.S. Army Artillery in the European Theater. He was discharged in California where he made his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He worked for Cal Body Steel Forming for 35 years and retired in 1991. Eventually he moved to Courtland, CA. Some of his favorite things were bowling, gardening, and spending time outdoors, but camping was a favorite... [Read more]
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Marie Therese Sullivan Ralph
Marie Therese Sullivan Ralph, 84, passed away at her home in Jackson, CA on Thursday April 14, 2016. She had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Therese was born on February 27, 1932 in Pittston, PA to Edward and Margaret Slater. The Slater family later moved to Los Angeles, CA where Therese attended Hamilton High School. In 1953, she married Daniel Joseph Sullivan and had four children Patrick, Eileen (McCaffrey), John and Pete as well as nine grandchildren. The Sullivan family lived in Granada Hills, CA and attended St. John the... [Read more]
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Sylvester Albert Hall

On the morning of April 18, 2016, Sylvester Albert Hall passed away at his home and went to be with the Lord. He was 85 years old and was lovingly known by “Al” to many family and friends.

He was born on September 21, 1930 to Frank and Lorena Hall of Wood Lake, Minnesota. The Hall family moved to California when Sylvester was 10.

He enlisted into the air force at age 17 and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War.

In Oakland, Ca Sylvester met the love of his life, Bernice Theiss. In 1953 they were married and their...

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Mary Regina Bolger

Mary Regina Bolger, 91, of Ione, CA, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on July 6, 1924, to Hugh James and Catherine Elizabeth (Ceaser) Williams.

Mary married her husband, John in 1949 and began their family in Pennsylvania. Mary and John moved to Southern California for a short time in 1953 then moving to Ione in 1957 where they made their home for 56 years.

She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ione playing the organ for several years. She was a part of the Ione...

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John Patrick Leary, Jr. of Pine Grove passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 23, 2016 after a valiant fight with cancer. John was born in Schenectady, NY in October 1945 to Lt. Col. John Patrick Leary Sr. and Leona Mae Leary. Being in a military family he traveled a lot, Germany being one of his favorite places. John graduated high school in Roswell, NM and attended New Mexico State University before joining the Navy in 1966. While in the Navy he was stationed on the USS Bennington while fighting in the Vietnam... [Read more]
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Felizardo Casison Ding

Felizardo Casison Ding, “Ding” of Ione, passed away April 22, 2016 at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento at the age of 82. He was born in Baguio, Philippines on February 2, 1934 to Vicente Ding of Canton, China and Apolonia Casison of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines.

Ding is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deanna (Williamson) Ding; daughters, Donna (Douglas) Meyer of Moraga and Denise (Norm) Goldsmith of Ione; Grandchildren, Rebecca Gibson, Cassandra (Mike) Gaffney, Emma Gibson, Adam Gibson, Conor Ding, Madison Gibson,...

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Clifford Stanley Schuring

Clifford Stanley Schuring, of Ione, CA, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born in Westwood, CA on July 18, 1929 to the late Henry Gerad Schuring and Laura Edna (Slaght) Schuring.

Cliff proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and achieved the rank of Captain. He met the love of his life, Vona Jendresen, and on December 6, 1952 the two married in San Marcos, CA. He was the loving husband of Vona Schuring for 63 years.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Vona; daughter, Cindi (Robert) Costa,...

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Colby Ryan Fouch

Colby Ryan Fouch, 14 years old, died on April 20, 2016 in West Point, California.

Colby was born November 18, 2001 in Fresno, California. Colby was an active and prominent 4H member showing guinea pigs, rabbits, pigmy goats, and pigs. He loved being a member of the West Point's basketball, soccer, and T-ball teams. He was also a Webelos Cubscout participating in pack meetings, events, and outings. Colby was a friend to many and great at leading others at the local community center's food bank, keeping meticulous records. He...

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Elmer Glyn Evans

In loving memory we announce Elmer Glyn Evans passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 93.

A fourth-generation native of Amador County, Elmer was born May 30, 1922 to Elmer M. and Belvia Evans and was a lifelong resident of Sutter Creek. A graduate of Sutter Creek High School, Elmer first worked in the gold mines of Amador County. Like so many of the Greatest Generation, he was a World War II combat veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater where he saw action during the Battle of Okinawa.

Upon returning from the War,...

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Todd Goldstein

Todd Goldstein passed away on April 13, 2016, at the age of 53. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 2, 1962, but spent most of his life in Jackson and Sacramento.

Todd was deeply spiritual, he approached everything he touched with integrity, and had a quiet intensity about him. He was generous of heart to those who surrounded him, a patient listener, compassionate, and provided sagely advice. He was an avid music enthusiast and loved playing his drums. Favorite activities in recent years were the numerous concerts he attended...

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Robert Curran Carlson

With a lowered head and heavy heart we must make the announcement that our father, grandfather and great grandfather, Robert Curran Carlson has passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Jackson, Ca. Robert was born May 25, 1926 in Superior, Wisconsin to the late Gustav Oscar and Hildur Amanda (Johnson) Carlson.

Bob was a WWII Vet, children’s educator, a youth counselor and was just an overall excellent human being. He taught all of us what it means to care for others and act on that care. He was an active member of the Amador...

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Steven Shortridge
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the unexpected passing of Steve Shortridge from natural causes at his home in Pine Grove, CA. at the age of 75. He was a dear friend to many and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dianne Shortridge; their two sons, Brant and Chad Shortridge; daughter-in-law, Laura Shortridge; grand-daughter, Jenna; brothers, Byron and Greg Shortridge; and many extended members of the Shortridge and Williams families who had a special place in his heart. He is preceded in death by his... [Read more]
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Daniel Rhuel Hayes of Ione, CA passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born in Oakland, CA on June 3, 1930 to the late Rhuel William and Frances (Pledger) Hayes. Friends and family are invited to attend a public viewing Friday, April 29, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. A graveside service will be held at the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Livermore, CA. Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Treatment Research at 640 Jackson St. Saint Paul, MN. 55101 or to the St. Jude... [Read more]
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William Brian Parker
Our beloved William Brian “Cabo Bill” Parker passed peacefully into eternity on February 11, 2016 at home in Plymouth, California. Born in Oakland, CA on April 14, 1948 to the late Helen and William Parker, Bill graduated from Jackson High in 1966 before serving in the US Army as a Green Beret and playing his trombone in the 82nd Airborne Band. Amador County would be his home for most of his life, especially after marrying his perfect match, Janet, in 1985, where they finished raising their sons from previous marriages and settled... [Read more]
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Andrew Jacob Coulson, of Jackson, CA, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the age of 81. He was born in Carlisle, PA on June 5, 1934, to the late Andrew B. and Ruth Clara (Peffer) Coulson. 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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Mark Anthony McCaffrey

Mark Anthony McCaffrey, age 62, of Pioneer, CA, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson. Mark was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 2, 1953, a son of the late Joan Agatha (Braun) and Charles Joseph McCaffrey, Sr.

Mark was the first project coordinator for “Victims of Violent Crimes” in Amador County. He retired in 2001 after 20 years of service.

Please remember my dad for the man he was, the friends he loved, and the people he helped. I love you dad!

Mark is survived by his daughter, Michelle...

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