Obituaries

Cheryl Ferguson

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Cheryl Ann (Haas) Ferguson, loving wife, mother of two sons and grandmother to Mason and Abigail, passed away at age 62. Cheryl was born in Panama City, Fla., to Rodney and Verna (Winkle) Haas on Jan. 13, 1959. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1977. Cheryl attended Fresno City College and Fresno State […]

Kimbro memorial scheduled

The family of Gail Kimbro will have a barbecue with potluck and celebration of his life on 4th of July weekend at his home in Big Grizzly. Commemoration and placement of urn will be Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 1 p.m., followed by a barbecue at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to camp-out and stay through the weekend! Considering the […]

Collin Takash

Collin Anthony Takash, 35, of Mariposa, passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2021, at Kaiser Medical Center, Fresno, Calif. Collin was born March 25, 1986, the second son of Anthony P. and Donna E. (Knapp) Takash. He graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2004. In recent years, Collin’s battle with serious medical issues showed his courage in facing life […]

Betty Wass

Betty Ione Wass passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96 on April 13, 2021. She was born on May 11, 1924, in Hanford, Calif., to Eugene and Laura Prather. Betty grew up in Bear Valley and lived most of her life in Mariposa. Her hobbies were gambling, fishing and being around people. She is survived by […]

Elinore Burns

Former Mariposa resident, Elinore Burns, passed to her rest on March 10, 2021, at her home in Sonora, Calif. She was born Dec. 11, 1924. Elinore was the wife of Dr. Al Burns, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who preceded her in death in 2005. As a couple, they were best known for their dental office/ home on Triangle Park […]

Cheryl Ferguson

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On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Cheryl Ann (Haas) Ferguson, loving wife, mother of two sons and grandmother to Mason and Abigail, passed away at age 62. Cheryl was born in Panama City, Fla., to Rodney and Verna (Winkle) Haas on Jan. 13, 1959. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1977. Cheryl attended Fresno City College and Fresno State […]

Debra Beth Smith

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Debra B. Smith of Mariposa. She passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the age of 69. Debbie was born Nov. 20, 1951 in Waukegan, Ill., to Chauncey and Joann Haynes. Growing up, Debbie lived in many places while […]

Sheila Moreno

Beloved mother, treasured grandmother, cherished friend and adored spouse Sheila Moreno passed away at home in Coarsegold early on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Born Sheila Elaine Stockdale in Oahu, Hawaii, on Feb. 22, 1964 to Charlotte and Bob Stockdale, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lee Stanley Stockdale. She is survived by her children, […]

Elsa ‘Kitty’ and Horst Pokorra

Two longtime residents of Oakhurst recently passed away within a few weeks of each other. Kitty Pokorra (Illgen) died Nov. 19, 2020. Her husband, Horst Pokorra, followed her into Heaven Jan. 5, 2021. Kitty was born Aug. 14, 1928. Horst was born March 9, 1928. Both were born in Chemnitz, Germany, and grew up during World War II. Following the […]

Judy Van Winkle

Judy Van Winkle, age 82, was born on Sept. 14, 1938 in Sacramento, Calif., to Howard and Mabel Lidster. A 45-year resident of Midpines, she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and loved ones on April 2, 2021. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Patrick Gerken. Judy is survived by her children, Ross (Marva) Carroll […]


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