Obituaries

Dale Westfall

Dale Eugene Westfall passed away at home in Turlock, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2021. Dale was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Merced, Calif., to Althea and Clifford Westfall. He attended Chowchilla High School and Fresno City College where he ran track once with Olympian Rafer Johnson. Dale served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hornet as a petty […]

Donna Lee Peterson

Donna Lee Peterson, age 85, was born Feb. 2, 1936, and passed away in her home in LaGrange on Sept. 9, 2021. She loved her family and animals. She loved sharing her flowers, snapdragons, marigolds and petunias. She is survived by her sons Paul Guinn and Lonnie Guinn; her daughters Starlet and Mona Leasa Haugen; sisters Ebbie DeWilms and Mary […]

Carol Miller

Carol Anne Miller, a resident of Mariposa for 37 years, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2021. She was 82 years old. Carol was born on Nov. 21, 1938, in Seward, Pa., to Ernest and Albina Minco. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as two sisters, Patricia Bodner and Eileen Ecclesine, her nephew, Keith Bodner, and […]

Charles Morgan

Charles Thomas Morgan, 72, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at Advent Health Hospital in Killeen, Texas. Charles, known to most as Chuck or Charlie, was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Jan. 6, 1949, to Gladys Ione Reed. Charles graduated high school in 1967 from Mariposa County High School. He then served in the U.S. Army and spent time in […]

Ellen Thatcher

Ellen Susan (Sue) Thatcher of Mariposa passed away on Aug. 28, 2021, at the age of 70. She was born in Michigan on Feb. 11, 1951. Sue was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to so many. She is survived by her husband, Stewart Buddy Thatcher. They were married on May 5, 1984, and spent 37 years […]

Francis Cavagnaro

Francis E. Cavagnaro was born on Oct. 22, 1929, and passed away on Sept. 10, 2021. Francis was a beloved father, husband and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cavagnaro, and son Francis Cavagnaro Jr. He served in the Seabees and was in the Korean War. After his years in the service he went into working […]

Alan Morehouse

Alan Morehouse was born on Jan. 6, 1960, in Fort Bragg, Calif., to Evelyn (White) and James Morehouse. Alan was 13 years old when Evelyn, Slim Koontz (his stepdad) and Carl (his younger brother) moved to Mariposa. Alan had an amazing sense of humor that he inherited from his mom. His favorite food his mom would make him was her […]

Emelda Faught

Emelda “Mel” C. Faught was born Nov 27, 1938 in Hollister, Calif. She passed away on Sept. 6, 2021, at her home in Mariposa with her son, Billy Faught, Jr., by her side. Mel was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Billy Faught, her mother, father, brothers and sisters. Emelda and Billy married in Reno, Nev., in […]

Inez Terra

Heaven welcomed another angel on the night of Aug. 26, 2021. Our beloved mother, Inez Adrienne (Grose) Terra, 85, passed away peacefully at Ewing Wing in Mariposa. Inez was born on July 4, 1936, to Willard and Gladys Grose in Wauneta, Neb. When Inez was 3 years old, the family left Nebraska during the Dust Bowl exodus and first settled […]

Angela Vanderslik Westlake

Angela Katrin Vanderslik Westlake died on Aug. 20, 2021. She was born on March 8, 1977. She was a beloved wife, daughter and sister and lived a meaningful life. Angela graduated from the Mariposa school system and continued her education toward her dream of being a medical professional. To this end, she first became a paramedic and then progressed to […]


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