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Olevia “June” Copper, the daughter of Ward and Olevia Pitkin, loving wife for 63 years to William “Bill” Copper, mother to Kristin and Mindi, and a best friend and neighbor to many, passed away at the age of 84 on September 11, 2021.

Al Svare, a World War II Veteran and retired employee from United Airlines, celebrated his 96th birthday on Thursday, September 9, 2021, with many friends from United Airlines at El Torero, 11968 Highway 88 #3002 (Amador Plaza Shopping Center) in Jackson. The sombrero never looked so good, Al! Happy birthday!

An institution for over a century, the City of Ione’s first mayor, Bill Gebhardt celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Friends and family decided to provide a parade by Bill’s house to honor him on his special day. As was stated by one participant, “Everyday is a special day with Bill.” We’d say that is absolutely accurate. Happy Birthday, Bill!

Ezra James Walbert was born on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, weighing 9 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 22 inches long to parents Daniel and Lauren Walbert of Sacramento. Ezra was welcomed home by his grandparents Mark and Danielle Walbert of Roseville, and Alan and Cindy Coppage of Carmichael, and great grandparents Mark and Sally Merritt of Jackson.

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