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Charles “Chuck” Eri Havens

Charles “Chuck” Eri Havens, age 87, of Jackson, CA, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Jackson. Chuck was born in Alexandria, MN one of nine children on February 24, 1929, a son of the late Cleora Lois (Satterlee) and Harry James Havens.

Chuck joined the US Navy working as a boiler tender for 4 years during the Korean Conflict,. He was stationed in Japan for the majority of his service time. In 1954 Chuck met the love of his life Priscilla Mello at Mayfair Packing Company in San Jose where they both worked. They would...

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Ken was born in Bishop, CA on August 8, 1946 to his parents Doye C. Rainwaters and Billie-Jo Brinlee Rainwaters. Ken loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and horseback riding in the Sierras.

A Celebration of Life is planned for May 28th at 12:00 in the Evelyn Bishop Hall at Howard Park Ione, CA. Please bring any pictures and stories to share. The family asks in-lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to the Shriner’s Children Hospital or the local FFA Chapters.

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Henry "Hank" Muldery

Henry "Hank" Muldery, 92, died on Saturday, April 30, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Jackson.

Hank Muldery was born on February 18, 1924 in Royal Oaks, Michigan. The family moved to Glendale, California, when he was 5. He graduated from Hoover High School and joined the army. During World War II, he served in Saipan in the Pacific. He married his childhood friend, Betty Hurst, on January 31, 1947. They were married 69 years and had two sons, Bill and Dave. Hank worked as a carpenter and moved to Jackson, after he...

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Jan Marie Vasquez passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Jackson, California at the age of 73 years. She was born November 26, 1942 to Homer Trawl and Isabell Marie (Caverly) Fowler in Washington. At the family’s request no services will be held. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book. [Read more]
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Joetta Lynn Bennett

Joetta Lynn Bennett, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 73. She was born in Hanford, CA on August 2, 1942 to the late Angelina Maggie (Comi) and Joseph Arthur Freitas.

On June 4, 1999 in Lake Tahoe, CA, Joetta married David Bennett, and the two would make their home in Amador County after Joetta’s retirement. Joetta worked as an administrative assistant at the accounting firm, Hanush and Seeba Inc. in San Jose, CA for twenty years before retiring in 2000. Their mountain home gave them the perfect...

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Joseph “Joe” Meyer

Joseph “Joe” Meyer of Plymouth died in an auto accident on Highway 49 Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Best known for his hard hat, creative storytelling and numerous escapades, Joe provided many hours of laughter to his family and friends.

Joe was truly a unique individual. He had a kind heart and never hesitated to help a friend. Joe loved hunting, fishing, old western movies and working on various “projects” around the house he shared with his wife Barbara of 54 years.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Francis “Moon” and...

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Henry Lucero age 79 left this earth to become an angel on Wednesday May 18th, 2016 after his long battle with cancer.

Services will be held at Colonial Rose Chapel in Stockton in Friday May 27th at 11am.

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Harvey Floyd Clemons

Harvey Floyd Clemons of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 77. He was born in Boynton, OK on December 2, 1938 to the late Mack and Neva (Wood) Clemons.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Darlene of 32 years; brothers sisters; children; and grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Jackson, CA, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. A potluck party to celebrate Harvey’s life will follow the mass at Pine Grove Mobile Home Park, 14074...

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Mike was born on March 31st, 1964, in Sacramento, CA and graduated High School in Jackson. An avid sports fan, he loved the Giants, 49ers and Warriors. His passion was his faith and family, leading him to become a pastor to lead many to the Lord.

Services were held May 17th, at the Temple Bapist Church in Lodi.

He will be missed.

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James “Jimmie” Louis Phillips

James “Jimmie” Louis Phillips of Wilseyville, CA passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 83. Jim was born in Tecumseh, OK on December 13, 1932 to the late Sally (Bostick) and Otto Earl Phillips.

Jim lived to work and provide for his family, and for thirty-five years he was an administrator in the California Department of Education.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jean; daughters, Marcy (Mac) McClure, of Stockton, CA, and Karen (Steve) Armstrong, of Tustin, CA; and grandchildren, Nicole and Alexa...

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Robert Gary Norman, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 68 in Sacramento. He was born in California on June 30, 1947 to Robert Langley and Lillyan (Galbraith) Norman. 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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Joseph E. DeLappe

Feb. l, 1932 • May 6, 2016

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Joseph E. DeLappe, 84, of Pine Grove, went to heaven Friday, May 6, 2016, after a short illness . Joe

was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Joe was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Monterey and grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, graduating from Monterey High. After high school, Joe spent two years in the U.S. Army. He worked at J&M Hardware in Salinas for many years before moving over to Hayward Lumber. Joe worked 21 years at Hayward Lumber, ending his career there as the advertisin...

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Wanda Mae Davis
Oct. 6, 1958 - May 9, 2016 Wanda was a former resident of Ione, CA for many years and has many friends & relatives remaining in Ione and Amador County. Wanda passed away May 9, 2016 in Mountain Home Arkansas; services are private. She was born in Salem, Arkansas the daughter of Doyal Davis and MaeBeth Johnson. She worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant. She loved rocks and rock gardening and interior decorating of homes, which she possessed an exceptional talent for. Wanda is survived by her two daughters, Kim Harge of... [Read more]
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Dee Murphy

Dee Murphy passed away on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her husband and 3 daughters. Dee was a long-time resident of Pioneer, CA and most recently of Elk Grove, CA. She was born on November 28, 1937 in Yakima, WA.

She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Murphy, her daughters, Vickie Sherman (Scott), Donna Booth (Doug), and Sandra Schulz (Cliff), and her stepdaughter, Pam Murphy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cory, Shanna, and Marek and her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jake, and Emma.

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Dixie Jaylene Cameron

Dixie Jaylene Cameron horse lover, Willie Nelson singer, fishing hole seeker, grandchildren bragger, pool shark, partner in crime, proud mother and animal advocate died on May 10, 2016 after giving cancer the most incredible fight. Words cannot fully explain the spirit, strength and adventure that made up Dixie’s life.

Born February 21st, 1953 in Yuma Arizona to J.D. Maxwell and Janet Ruth she was adored by her parents for her spirited nature. Dixie’s younger brother Dexter was her original adventure partner and frequently the...

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Shirley Ahlers

Shirley Ahlers, age 91, of Jackson, CA passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Avalon Health Care Center in San Andreas, CA. She was born on December 27, 1924 in Dallas, SD to Carl Victor and Ida (Iburg) Lindholm.

The family relocated to Galva, IL, where she grew up and attended school. During WWII she engaged in the war effort by weaving ropes and doing assembly line work. Shirley was approximately 17 years old when her family returned to Clearfield, SD. While living in Clearfield she met her husband,...

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Leroy “Les” Brown

Leroy “Les” Brown, 84, a resident of Pioneer, passed on to a higher place, Sunday, May 8, 2016

Les was born in Pampa, TX in 1932 and left at an early age to be accepted in the United Stated Navy. He completed his course at the U.S. Naval Submarine School and was off to see the world. He loved seeing new places and knew no strangers. He gathered friends from all walks of his life, always in contact with them, and willing to give rather than receive.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy he attended Cal Poly at San Luis...

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John Joseph Pendleton, age 45, of Jackson, CA, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. John was born in Sacramento, CA. on July 13, 1970, a son of John Warner and Rose (Morelli) Pendleton. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the American Legion Hall, Sutter Hill, CA. at 2:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be sent to Albert and Gabriel Memorial Fund El Dorado Savings Bank, 135 Main St, Jackson, CA. 95642 or to the Amador County Search and Rescue, 700 Court St. Jackson, CA. 95642 Condolences may be sent to the family... [Read more]
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Sharon Lee Jordan,

Jan. 22, 1939 – April 22, 2016

Sharon Lee Jordan, age 77, passed away April 22, 2016 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri and spent most of her life there and in the state of Florida. Her remaining years were spent here in California with her mother and family in Jackson. Sharon and her mother were two peas in a pod, sharing a room together whose love for each other was a constant bond throughout her life. Sharon had contracted Polio as a child but never let her disability prevent her from...

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Donna Lee Mistron

Donna Lee Mistron, of Jackson, CA, 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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