Obituaries

Karla Mabon

Karla Marie Mabon was born May 30, 1931, and died April 12, 2018 at the age of 86. Karla was a retired public education aide, a loving mother and a devoted wife to Norman E. Mabon, who died in 2015. Preceding her in death were her parents, Karl and Marie Wohlken of Bremerhaven, Germany; brother, Manfred Wohlken and sister, Elsa […]

Service set for Austin George Binning

Austin George Binning, born Sept. 2, 1922 in Plainsburg, Calif., passed away April 1, 2018 in Fresno, Calif. Graveside services will be held at the Plainsburg cemetery at 10 a.m. on April 27.

Chester French

Chester “Chet” French passed away unexpectedly on March 31 in Brentwood, Calif., at the age of 78. He had lived for many years in Greeley Hill. Chet is survived by his children, Jennifer Aldo of Discovery Bay, Calif., and son Christopher French of Greeley Hill, Calif.; four grandchildren, Allyn French of Groveland, Calif., and Kylan French of Discovery Bay, Courtney […]

Eugene Harlow

Eugene N. “Pete” Harlow, 87, a long time Raymond resident, passed away Wednesday, April 11, in Fresno, surrounded by his children, grandchildren, sisters and nephews. A native of the Usona area of Mariposa, Pete was born on Oct. 12, 1930 to Maude Leonard Harlow and Ed Harlow at the family home ranch on Usona Road. His maternal grandfather was Archibald […]

John Wilson

John Edward Wilson died at his Raymond-Knowles home on Feb. 25 at the age of 53. He was born in Madera on Oct. 27, 1965, to George and Ruth Wilson. He attended Raymond Elementary and Yosemite High School, graduating in 1983 and then attended culinary school. For 30 years he worked as a chef at the Old Barn, Duceys Blue […]

Jack Coats, Sr.

Jack Coats Sr., 91, of Mariposa, passed away on Feb. 23, 2018 peacefully at home with his family by his side. Jack Coats Sr. was born in Jerome, Idaho on Jan. 22, 1927. He was married to Helen Coats on March 24, 1951. Helen Coats was the love of his life and they were married for 68 years. Jack was […]

Sylvia Gilbertson

Longtime Mariposa resident Sylvia Marie Gilbertson passed away March 28, 2018 with her beloved poodle Snickers by her side. Sylvia was a retired nurse, loving mother and devoted wife to Robert Gilbertson, who died in 1999. Born in Alpena, Mich. and the second of six sisters including Jean, Peggy, JoAnn, Betty and Kathy, Sylvia touched the lives of many. In […]

Howard Thompson, Jr.

Howard Andrew Thompson, Jr., was born June 21, 1949 and died March 28, 2018 at the age of 68. Andy was an avid mountain man, raised in El Portal, Calif. He worked for the National Park Service for 20 years or more. He was the first of seven children. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. He was the family cook, […]

Phillip Turgeon

On Wednesday April 4, 2018 Phillip Cecil Turgeon Jr., father, grandfather, uncle, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 68. A native of California, Phil was a heavy duty mechanic who could fix anything from a small lighter to a large semi. If there was a schematic, Phil could fix it. Phil built up many cars and […]

Celebration of Life set for Spacke

A Celebration of Life is set for James ( Jim) Spacke. It will be held at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley on April 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. Please come and tell stories about Jim and share your memories. Food will be provided. Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert if you like.


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