Obituaries

Devin Orion

Devin was born on Dec.7, 1949, in El Centro, Calif. He was the precocious second son of John and Alberta Whitecar and younger brother to John Whitecar III. Devin passed effortlessly on April 27, 2020, at home with his beloved companion dog, Clark, laying in his lap, slipping away from this life on a Mariposa afternoon breeze. The long life […]

Charles Brazzel

Charles “Chuck” W. Brazzel passed away peacefully from health complications on April 17, 2020; he was 68 years young. He had a great sense of humor. Chuck was born and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Casa Roble High School in 1969 in the school’s first graduating class. He loved playing on the basketball team. Chuck attended American River College […]

Barbara Mendez

Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Borba Mendez went into eternity with her savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was born in Modesto, Calif. on June 2,1937 to Anthony “Tony” Borba and Katherine “Katie” Coleman. She was the oldest of four sisters including Betty May Borba Donohoe, Bernice “Beanie” Ethyl Borba Birge and Bonnie Doreen Borba. She grew up in […]

‘Rainbow Man’ Paul Vasquez has died at the age of 57


In July 2010, Paul “Bear” Vasquez broke the internet with his “Mountain Double Rainbow” YouTube video. The video, which captured his delight over a double rainbow appearing in the sky over Mariposa the previous January, would eventually receive over 47,000,000 views. On May 9, Vasquez, 57, passed away from a non-coravirus related illness. Though he found internet fame, and appeared […]

Natasha Lopez

Natasha Monique Lopez, 31, passed away at home April 14, 2020 in Anacortes, Wash. Natasha was born July 9, 1988, in Anaheim, Calif., to Paul Lopez and Monika (Mayr) Brandle. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2006 and received her bachelors degree in Business Administration from South University on Feb. 1, 2017. Natasha moved to Anacortes, Wash. with […]

Gilbert Dellamaggiore

Gilbert R. Dellamaggiore, 88, peacefully entered into rest April 27, 2020 at the V.A. Hospital in Fresno. Born Dec. 21,1931 in East Palo Alto, he was the son of Archie and Lorraine Dellamaggiore. Gilbert was a long-time resident of Mariposa where he enjoyed a peaceful lifestyle. He loved working on his acreage He was honorably discharged from the Army in […]

Ron Brown

Ron Bown died peacefully at home on March 25, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 90. Ron is survived by his wife of 21 years, Evi; son, Steven; daughter, Pamela; grandchildren Ryan and Kristen, and Evi’s daughter Debbie and husband Frank Giordano; her four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, his […]

Gail Kimbro

Gail D. Kimbro, 89, passed away March 8, 2020 at home as was his preference. He had been having health issues this past year. Gail was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Judsonia, Ark., to Nettie Burton Kimbro and Henry Thomas Kimbro. He was the fourth child of six children. The family moved to California in 1935, first living in Planada […]

Dena Elaine Billings

Dena Elaine Billings passed away March 24, 2020. She was born in Fresno, Calif. in 1940. She moved to Mariposa in 1952. She is survived by Louis Billings (Evelyn); children Cindy, Neal ( Julie) and Jess (Linda); sister, Pat Moser (Larry); and grandchildren Heath, Collin and Jenna. Her parents were Jack and Mary Bixler. She moved to Jackson, Calif. and […]

Dena Elaine Billings

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Dena Elaine Billing passed away March 24, 2020. She was born in Fresno, Calif. in 1940. She moved to Mariposa in 1952, and married Looie Billings in 1956. They had three children: Cindy, Neal and Jess. She had one sister, Pat Moser and two grandchildren, Collin and Jenna. Her parents were Jack and Mary Bixler. She moved to Jackson, Calif. […]


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