Obituaries

James P. Hunter

James P. Hunter peacefully passed away in Merced, Calif. on Oct. 10, 2019. He was 92 years old. Jim was born and raised in Douglasville, Ga. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and served in Okinawa in World War II. After the war he was stationed at Castle Air Force Base. While there, he met his wife […]

Sally Uribe

Sally Abbott Uribe died Sept. 20 in her beloved Mariposa. Her death was sudden, and unexpected, but peaceful. Her children George, Michael and Amalia invite the community and family to attend her service to be held Oct. 12 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa at 10.30 a.m. Sally was a fan of bright colors, and loved the 4th of […]

John E. Davis

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, John Ernest Davis, loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away after a long battle with muscular disorder. Born on Jan. 19, 1944 in Lancaster, Pa., his love for building and woodworking led him to be an independent contractor with projects from homebuilding to commercial building during his early career. Eventually relocating from Paradise to […]

Thomas McGarry

Thomas McGarry, a resident of Mariposa, passed away on Sept. 9, 2019 of a heart attack. He was born in Merced on May 31, 1944. Tom graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Merced, Modesto Community College and Stanislaus State University. When he graduated from college, he worked at the Stanislaus County School District for three years, in […]

Gary “Zeke” Ziesmer

Gary “Zeke” Ziesmer was born in Lake City, Minn. on June 14, 1943. He passed away peacefully in Turlock, Calif. on Sept. 18, 2019. He was 76 years old. Zeke was preceded in death by parents Elayne Ziesmer and George Ziesmer; sisters Sherolyn Nelson and LuAnn Feehan; brothers Michael Ziesmer and Doug Ziesmer. He is survived by his everything, his […]

Marcia Conley Kile

Marcia Conley Kile, devoted mother, beloved partner and friend, passed away Sept. 6 after a brief battle with cancer. Marcia was a talented artist whose creativity and flare spanned across everything and everyone she knew. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. on Feb. 22, 1956. Her life was one of intention from the very beginning – starting with the […]

Patricia Walliser

Patricia Ann Walliser surrendered her spirit to the universe peacefully on Aug. 30, 2019 with all of her children at her side. Born to Thomas and Margaret Bates on Nov. 28, 1923 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. “Pat” lived a full life, often sharing many memories of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm in Illinois. In her late teens and […]

Services set Sept. 28 for Jeri Taylor

A memorial service for Jeri Ann Taylor will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28. There will be a burial following the service. It will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mariposa. Internment will be at the Mariposa Cemetery. She died on Aug. 18, 2019, in Spring, Texas, following a long battle with dementia […]

Longtime school superintendent Barendse dies

George J. Barendse, the Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools from 1972 to 1989, passed away on Aug. 8, 2019. George was born in the Netherlands, went through World War II in occupied Holland, attended and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in physics, became a United States citizen, was a radioman with the United States Air Force, obtained a […]

Kenneth Nye

Kenneth George Nye passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the age of 85. He died of delirium induced by post-traumatic stress disorder and late-onset blindness. His wife, Sherry Nye, daughter, Brooke Dobson, and friend, Sandy Christian, were with him as he passed. Ken was born on March 3, 1934, in Murray County, Okla. He and his six siblings grew […]


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