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The first day of fall marked the passing of Eva Charlotte Estrada. Native daughter of Ione CA. Born May 9, 1928 to Charlotte Diaz and Herbert Bennetts, who was a guard at Preston Castle.

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Deborah Arnold lost her two-year battle with cancer, Monday, September 14, 2020 in her home in Jackson with her husband Bill by her side. She had been in the care of Hospice of Amador for a short time.

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Ciara Lynn Bennett, age 24, of Ione, CA passed away peacefully with her parents by her side flying over the Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah on September 13, 2020. Ciara was born on May 7, 1996 in Jackson, CA the beautiful daughter of Alicia Lynn Bennett and John Fredrik Bennett.

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Elizabeth Ann (Manion) Friedenauer died Sept. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. She was 73. Betsy was angry to be taken by cancer, but she shared laughs and happy hour each day with her sister and daughters through the end.

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On August 28th 2020, Kevin Thomas Edwards, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away at the age of 43. Kevin had many passions in life including baseball, fishing, muscle cars, cooking, classic rock music, dogs and being with his family. Although his life wasn’t nearly long enough and he wi…

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On Friday, September 11, 2020, Robert “Bob” Gary Johnson, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 69. Bob was born in England on June 12, 1951 and spent his childhood in California with his parents and three siblings. He served in the United States Air Force and w…

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Nancy Ybarra passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home in Ione, CA at the age of 79 years. Nancy was born in Austin, TX on December 18, 1940, a daughter of Claude and Anna (Smith) Teet.

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Our beloved Jan Brady passed the evening of September 8th peacefully in her grandsons’ home in Fair Oaks, Ca. Her spirit will be greeted by her 2nd husband Joseph Brady, siblings Joseph Musacchia & Virginia Dean and many others that have departed before her. She is survived by her first …

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DARLENE LYNN HUMM SEATON, 58 years old, peacefully departed this world on Saturday, September 5, 2020, in her home in Pine Grove, after three years of battling colon cancer.

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Robert “Bob” Benker of Volcano, CA, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 in Sacramento, CA. at the age of 75 years. Bob was born in Oakland, CA on May 3, 1945, a son of the late Jack and Dorothy (Swenson) Benker.

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Lloyd Gilbert Stoneking, a retired construction worker/ carpenter, passed peacefully in his sleep with family by his side, on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 from Parkinson's complications. 

Jessie Glover, 85, of San Andreas, CA, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 in San Andreas, CA.  Jessie was born in Oklahoma on July 8, 1935, a daughter of the late Arnold and Nancy (Blevins) Phipps.

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Carol Ann Kiel was born on February 1st, 1944 and grew up in Bellflower and Lakewood CA. She graduated from Lakewood High School. After High School, Carol attended cosmetology school and went on to become a hairdresser in addition to a stint working at the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 production …

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Lynnette E. Otto peacefully passed away August 30, 2020 at her home in Jackson, CA at the age of 78 after a courageous 4 ½ year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Her life was extended through the power of prayer and her participation in a UC Davis clinical trial. She was proud to be part …

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Rita Wharton passed away on Aug 24,2020 at the age of 99. She was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia on Jun 15,1921. She went peacefully in her sleep at the home of her son and daughter in law in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. There are no funeral arrangements at this time.

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Molly Haines Kohlschreiber, trailblazing artist and beloved college professor emeritus, passed away on August 28 in Jackson, CA, following a brief illness. She was 82.

Don Coats of Ione passed away on August 7, 2020. Don was born on September 14, 1935 to the late Roy and Margaret Coats and was raised in Half Moon Bay. Upon graduation from high school he became employed with Mayta and Jensen as a cabinetmaker and continued working with the company for 43 ye…

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Helen Pauline Lathrum12/13/1934 – 08/27/2020Pauline passed away in the Jackson Hospital on Thursday, August 27, 2020 of a sudden illness. She was born in a log cabin built by her father in the woods outside of Pocahontas, AK on December 13, 1934.She is survived by her husband of more than 63…

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On Tuesday, August 11th, Irene J. Fallon took her last breath and entered, not into eternal rest, but, because she got an invite, left to go to THE best costume party of her life!

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Dolores Chulick Allen, beloved sister, Auntie, “Grand Aunt”, loyal friend and exceptional teacher left this earth on June 23, 2020. Dolores was born on October 28, 1932 to Michael Francis and Anna Valko Chulick in Woodland, CA.  She graduated Jackson High School in Jackson, CA in 1949 and at…

Christopher Herrick passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Ione, CA at the age of 33.  He was born in San Jose, CA on May 27, 1987 to David and Sheila (Carpenter) Herrick.   

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Laura (Pini) Mendes passed away on August 9th after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer, she was 72 years old. She joined her husband and love of her life Billy at their Ponderosa in Heaven.

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Shirley Sonsteng of Sutter Creek, CA passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Jackson, CA at the age of 86 years. Shirley was born in McCool, MS on December 13, 1933 a daughter of the late Jackson and Clara (Eakin) Black. 

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Joyce “Yvonne” Perdue, age 91, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 in Sutter Creek, CA. Yvonne was born in Salinas, CA on May 8, 1929, a daughter of the late Nellie Lucille Buckley and Harry Joseph King.

Patricia Yates of Jackson, CA, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 in Jackson, Ca. at the age of 62 years.  Patricia was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 11, 1958, a daughter of Gerald and Mary (Donatelli) Marney.

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Alice Mae Wallace was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Orpha and Nathan Nixon. Alice always said that her longtime friends already knew everything about her so why bore them with an obituary. However, her new friends may wish to share in her life too.

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David Wesley Shockley passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in his home in Ione, CA, at the age of 38 years. He was born May 10, 1982 in Santa Clara, CA. to David E. Shockley & Sherry L. (Higgins) Shockley.

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Freddie Lee Miller, age 77, of Jackson, CA, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 in Jackson. Freddie was born in Washington State on July 28, 1943, the eldest of five, a daughter of the late Anita Marie (Hendricks) and Solomon Fredrick Woitt.

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Nancy A Ballesteros, age 74, of Jackson, CA, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Jackson, CA.  Nancy was born in Sutter Creek, CA on March 11, 1946, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Yarnall) and Illus Raymond Ball.

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Nelda Meeks a life long resident of Amador County passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Jackson, CA at the age of 80. She was born August 24, 1939 in Duncan, OK to Fred and Mada (Downs) Wilkinson.

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John Bradbury Allen, a 4th generation cattle rancher, passed away at his home in Sutter Creek, California at the age of 91 on August 10, 2020.

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Leonard Gardner passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Ione, CA. at the age of 83 years. He was born October 12, 1936 in Oregon. to Walter and Iva (Thompson) Gardner.

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Brad Lawrence Christner a lifelong resident passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020 in his own home in Fiddletown CA at age 40 years. He was born October 6, 1979 in Lodi CA to George and Ella (Chase) Christner. He lived at the home in Fiddletown for 4 years. After graduating from Amador High s…

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Richard Leonard Stevens passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 peacefully with his wife Michelle and good dog Casey Jones at his side, at the age of 82 years. He was born February 11, 1938 in Oakland, CA. Rich is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Roberta Stevens, his brother Mike a…

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Carl Tange was born on December 30, 1923 in Scobey, Montana. His family moved to Southern California in 1925, but returned to the High Line in Montana in 1930 at the onset of America’s “Great Depression”. The tough times for farmers were compounded by severe drought conditions and survival i…

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Joline L. Brown (Hefley) was born May 28th, 1927 in Abiline, Kansas to David and Mildred Hefley. Joline relocated to Wyoming as a child and that’s where her love of the outdoors came from. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding her horse Smokey. She talked often of the beauty of both Jackso…

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Patricia Ann Trudgen (Pat), age 86, of Sutter Creek, CA, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Jackson, CA.  Pat was born in Petaluma, CA on July 4, 1934, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Cunningham) and Richard John Smith, Jr.  

Roland Halseth passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the age of 91 years. He was born August 3, 1929 in Turlock, Ca. to Fred and Thea (Laud) Halseth. At the family’s request the services will be private. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing t…

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Don Poore passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the age of 89 years. He was born March 3, 1931 in Schaberg, AR to Sol and Alta (Lane) Poore. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:00am at the Drytown Cemetery, Drytown, CA. Condolences may be sent …

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Gerald Michael Wier passed away riding his motorcycle on July 25 2020 near Sutter Creek CA. Known as Jerry, he was born in Denver CO on March 21, 1944 to Robert Lemoine Wier and Genevieve Catherine (Gregory) Wier. Jerry resided in Lakewood CO until 1969. In 1969 Jerry left on a cruise to Aus…

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Alma Schmidt Leonard passed away July 28, 2020 in Sutter Creek, Ca. at the age of 92. She was born April 26, 1928 in Virgil, SD. The youngest of 3 children, born to the late Emma and Jacob Schmidt.

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David A. Upton’s heart, bigger than life, finally stopped on July 28, 2020 at the age of 71 at the Upton ranch in Shenandoah Valley, CA. Much like pruning the roots of his treasured bonsai plants, Dave’s deep Californian heritage was stunted a bit because he was born in Baltimore, MD on Marc…