Judith Ann Smith, age 67, of Jackson, CA, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Valley Springs, CA. Judith was born in Wichita, KS on September 17, 1952, a daughter of the late Hazel Ellen (Beets) and Jack Harry Reynolds.

Lee Lloyd McFarland, age 93, of Jackson, CA, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Jackson.  Lee was born in Santa Cruz, CA on December 4, 1926, to the late Elizabeth Ione (Pinckard) and Lee McFarland.

Martha Elizabeth Rushing, age 105, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 In Jackson, CA. Martha was born in Cincinnati, OH on February 3, 1914, a daughter of the late Mary (Johnson) and Edward  Heisel.

Lewis Stanley died peacefully on December 27, 2019 in Jackson, California after a remarkable 93 years. Lewis, an extraordinary man who was always willing to help others, was born April 20, 1926 in Cedarville, California. In 1985 Lewis and his wife Jackie moved to their property near Daffodil…

Harly M. Harty, of Ione, CA, passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  He was born in Bakersfield, CA to Mayreh M. (Hufstedler) and Harly E. Harty.

Maurice John Plasse, Jr., lifetime resident of Jackson, CA, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the age of 91.   

Christopher Patrick Gannon-Silva, 55, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  He was born in Jackson, CA on December 17, 1964 and was the beloved husband of Joseph Silva.

Sheryl S. Washburn, of Jackson, CA, passed away at the age of 71 on Monday, January 13, 2020.  She was born in Stockton, CA on September 13, 1948 to the late Betty (Frye) and Edward Gremillion.  There will be no services.  Memorial contributions may be made to Amador STARS, P.O. Box 208, Jac…

John Randolph Sauer, of Pioneer, CA, passed away at the age of 70 on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born in Compton, CA on August 28th, 1949, to the late Mauna-Loa (Sutter) and Roy Sauer.

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Rebecca “Becky” Groth Manning, 37, of Pioneer, passed away in her home, on January 1, 2020.   Loving mother to 2 daughters, Becky always greeted people with positivity and a sense of humor. She loved the outdoors and her pets.

Lance M. Purdy, age 52, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  He was born in Roseville, CA on June 10, 1967 to Frank W. Purdy Jr. and the late Bonna (Millward) Purdy.  

Kenneth “Ken” Elmer Morrison, age 96, of Jackson, CA, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Jackson. Ken was born in Inglewood, CA on September 27, 1923, a son of the late Lillian (Livingston) and Jay Elmer Morrison.

Born Zelda Grace Hanford, May 26, 1921 in Modesto, CA to Amy and Albert Hanford, Zelda was raised in Riverbank, CA along with her two younger brothers, Jesse and Warren, and siblings from a previous marriage on a small dairy farm. 

Sonya Tracy, of Mokelumne Hill, CA, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the age of 85.  She was born in Perry, OK on August 22, 1934 to the late Ruth (Schock) and Elwin Wyatt.

Flora Lagan Holgado, 48, of Ione, CA, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  She was born in Bacarra, Ilcos Norte, Philippines on July 25, 1971 to Elpedia (Castillo) and the late Benigno Colobong Lagan, and was the beloved wife of Crisanto Holgado.  Friends are invited to attend a publi…

James Edward Gileno, of Pioneer, CA, was born on April 7, 1947 and passed away on December 23, 2019 at the age of 72.  There will be no services.  Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family at amadorhillscfs@volcano.net. 

Surrounded by family, Susan Brown-Henry peacefully passed away at the age of 83 on December 26, 2019. Sue is survived by her husband Patrick; her daughters Bonney, Jenny, Angelina, and Misty; son-in-laws Shehryar and Jeremy; grandchildren Deji, Max, Lawrence, Christian, and Kiaya; great-gran…

Emmett Lester Rettagliata, age 83, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away peacefully Friday, December 27, 2019 in Jackson.  Emmett was born in Amador City, CA on June 27, 1936.  He was the youngest of seven children born to Carrie (Leonardini) and John Rettagliata, who preceded him.

Shirley Ann Konze, age 84, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Oakdale, CA. Shirley was born in Ann Arbor, MI on August 6, 1935, a daughter of the late Ruth Alice (Hahn)  and Robert Lyle Roberson.

Arthur William Randolph, 87, of Ione, CA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  He was born in Carbondale, CA on November 21, 1932 to the late Annie M. (Taylor) and Walter L. Randolph​. 

Born on January 29, 1936.  Returned to be with our Lord on December 26, 2019. 

Carolyn Post Osbourn Zwack, of Jackson, CA, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the age of 76.  She was born in West Virginia on January 14, 1943 to the late Elizabeth (Shaw) and Kenneth Osbourn. 

Von Atnip Campbell went to fly high with the angles on December 2, 2019 at age 53.

Von Atnip Campbell, age 53, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 in Jackson, CA. Von was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 6, 1966, a son of the late Doris (Atnip) and Ronald Campbell.

Hazel Irene Jackson, age 72, of Jackson, CA, passed away Saturday September 28, 2019 at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas, CA. Hazel was born in Montana on April 2, 1947, a daughter of Florence Marie (Pace) and the late Gene Malcolm Allen.

William (Billy) Mendes of Ione California passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2019 with his wife by his side, after a short battle with Cancer.  

James “Jim” Wayne Summers, age 65, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Jackson. Jim was born in TX on October 18, 1954, a son of the late Wanda Jean (Smith) and James Lester Summers.

Marcia Jordan, 66, was born on April 2, 1953 to lifelong Amador County residents Rosemarie (Podesta) and William Giannini. She passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Sacramento following a brief illness.

Kenneth “Ken” Elmer Morrison, age 96, of Jackson, CA, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Jackson. Ken was born in Inglewood, CA on September 27, 1923, a son of the late Lillian (Livingston) and Jay Elmer Morrison.

Mary Wetzel, age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 14, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Wetzel, Sr. and her only son William. She is survived by her two daughters, LaDonna (Young) and Kathleen (Wilson), as well as 9 grandchildren, 25 grea…

A resident of Amador County for nearly 50 years, Margaret (Marge) C. Silliman who spent the first days of her work life planning parties for families of soldiers returning from World War II, passed away Nov. 11 of natural causes—just days after celebrating her 92nd birthday with family and l…

Born April 3 1948 To Richard and Dolly Tilden. Michele was raised in Washington state by Richard and Millaine Tilden until she was in her teens. Michele then ventured back to the California Bay Area and graduated from Mt. Eden High School in Hayward CA in 1966.

Lucille Orval Wright, age 92, of Ione, CA, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Sacramento. Lucille was born in Berkeley, CA on February 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Rose' Marie (Verbeck) and Lester Orvel Parker.

Mary Jane Mistron, age 77, of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 in Jackson surrounded by her loving family. Mary Jane was born in Ross, CA on July 21, 1942, a daughter of the late Margaret (Marilli) and Eugene Steele.

Ralph E. Wells, age 87, of Jackson, CA, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Lodi, CA with his family by his side.  Ralph was born in Pasadena, CA on September 22, 1932, a son of the late Bryon E. Wells and Martha Waiva (Kemp) Wells.

Longtime resident, Jean Marion Bowling, of Plymouth, CA, passed away at the age of 89 on Monday, November 11, 2019.  She was born on April 4, 1930 in Amador County.

Donald Mark Strange, Sr., of Jackson, CA, passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  He was born in Waldron, AR on November 4, 1936 to Joseph and Mattie (Smallwood) Strange.  Friends are invited to attend a visitation at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Daneri M…

Shirley Christina Sproul was born September 18, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Neil and Betsy McInnes. She passed away November 15, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Steven “Steve” John Grundhauser, age 81, of Pine Grove, CA, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019, in Pine Grove. Steve was born in St Paul, MN on December 5, 1937, a son of the late Janet Ellen (Perlich) and Stephen Henry Grundhauser. 

Wilma Irene Buckie, of Ione, CA, was born in Iowa on August 15, 1925 and passed away at the age of 94 on Friday, November 15, 2019.  There will be no services.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

Francis “Frank” Joseph Taphorn, long time resident of Pioneer, California, died on November 2, 2019 at the age of ninety-nine. Frank was born in Reno, Nevada on July 28, 1920, and was adopted in 1924 by Peter W. and Bertha Jane (Howard) Taphorn after his mother passed away. He grew up in Fal…

Dennis Wayne Heffington, age 67, of Elk Grove, CA, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Sacramento.  Dennis was born the second child of seven to Norma Elaine (Darrow) and the late Lester William Heffington in Sacramento, CA on April 7, 1952.