Obituaries

Dorothy Ragland

Dorothy Ragland, on Jan. 2, 2020, finished her tasks on this world and with dignity and honor peacefully passed away in the Cal-Vet home in Fresno. She was born Dorothy Mae MacLeod on May 11, 1924 to parents Donald and Doris MacLeod in Washington, D.C. On the return trip home to the United States after visiting her grandparents in Scotland […]

Marian Dougherty

Family and friends mourn the passing of Marian Gene Dougherty (Gruenwald), beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, from pneumonia, leaving us with a gentle kiss and smile. She was born Aug. 26, 1925 and raised in Maquoketa, Iowa. She died Dec. 28, 2019. Marian trained as a registered nurse at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. After completing her training, Marian […]

Services set for Basham

The services for Dale Edward Basham, who passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, will be held on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The services will be held at the Masonic Hall at 5154 Jones Street in Mariposa. The reception will be potluck and everyone is invited to bring a dish.

Ruby (Wass) Beattie

Ruby Mildred (Wass) Beattie took her flight to heaven on Dec. 24. She fittingly received this gift, as she was in her element on Christmas Eve, where she always hosted the best open-door party; the night filled with fun, love, laughter, presents, and so much good food, all to the pleasure and delight of family and friends who attended. Ruby […]

Fred Barnes

Fred “Red” Barnes joined his Heavenly Father on Nov. 20, 2019. He was surrounded by his family at home in Cordova, Alaska. The storm clouds parted for a brief time with a rainbow over Orca Inlet at the time of his passing. He was born on June 19, 1928 in Merced Falls, Calif. He spent most of his childhood in […]

Dick Oswald service scheduled

A memorial service for Richard “Dick” Oswald is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18. It will be at 1:30 p.m. at New Life Church, 5089 Cole Road, Mariposa. He died on Dec. 10.

Services slated for Dale Basham

The services for Dale Edward Basham, who passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The services will be held at the Masonic Hall at 5154 Jones Street in Mariposa. The reception will be potluck and everyone is invited to bring a dish.

Dr. Lynn Gill

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, Dr. Lynn Matthew Gill entered eternity into the loving presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lynn was born on Jan. 21, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Southern California at an early age. In 1962 he graduated from Sunny Hills High School where he played football, ran track and was a yell […]

Dale Edward Basham

Dale Edward Basham passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 6, 2019. Dale was born on Nov. 15, 1952 to Milton Thomas Basham and Erma Florence (Deeter) Basham at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind. Dale moved to Mariposa in 1965, attended Mariposa County schools through high school. Dale was involved in sports and was captain of the football team. Dale served in the […]

Darrel Benson

Darrel Well Benson, 64, passed away on Dec. 19, 2019 after a short struggle with lung cancer. Darrel was born in Artesia, Calif., to parents Darleene Fern and Clarence Well Benson. When he was 11 months old, he contracted polio in his right leg while living in Bootjack. Soon after, the family moved to Avenal, Calif. Darrel spent most of […]


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