Obituaries

Dolly Kimbro

Veryl Elaine Kimbro, known by most as Dolly of Mariposa and many other lands, passed away at the age of 82 on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2021, in Washoe Valley, Nev., accompanied by her family. Dolly was born to Merritt and Flossie Thomas in Merced on Nov. 14, 1939, but lived most of her life in Mariposa where she also […]

RC Sherrell

RC “Vernon” Sherrell, 91, passed away in a Modesto hospital on Sept. 20, 2021. He was born in Calico Rock, Ark., to parents Aaron and Effie Sherrell who both preceded him in death. RC was the last living sibling of his family of four brothers and three sisters. In 1942, the “young man went west” at the age of 12 […]

Bill Anderson

William (Bill) Anderson was born on Oct. 31, 1946, and passed on Nov. 17, 2021. He died of natural causes in Mariposa. Bill lived a life of romance, purpose, humor and spirituality. He was a Renaissance man who loved music, yoga, politics, golf, Chinese medicine, meditation, and the Chicago Cubs. In college at Southern Illinois University, he was the co-founder […]

Fortunato Parrino

Fortunato “Slim” Angelo Parrino, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed peacefully in Merced with his children by his side and was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father Nov. 12, 2021 at the age of 89. After graduating high school, Slim was employed by the U.S. Postal Service while attending Los Angeles Trade Technical College where he studied cabinetmaking. Slim enlisted […]

Robert Jakl

Robert Allan Jakl went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Bob was born to Frank and Francis Jakl in Oak Park, Ill., on July 9, 1932. He was raised in Hinsdale, Ill., where he went to school and had remained friends with several classmates from Hinsdale High School. Following high school, he […]

Chris Linn

Chris Linn passed away quickly after a stroke on Nov. 13, 2021 in Templeton, Calif. Chris was a born again follower of Jesus Christ and worked every day to share the love of Jesus with everyone he came in contact with. Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Jan. 6, 1952, where he was adopted by Harold and Doris Linn. […]

Evan Smith

Evan Lawson Smith died on Oct. 14, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Born on Sept. 28, 1945, he died quietly at home in Lake Don Pedro. Evan will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. He loved his family and friends, animals, children and sports. He was faithful San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan. He graduated from Lodi […]

Fred Bottino

Alfred Bottino, Fred to most who knew him, passed on Aug. 15, 2021, at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto, Calif. Born on Feb. 9, 1930, to Evasio and Angelina Bottino, Fred grew up and attended schools in South San Francisco, receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration from UC Berkeley. After serving in the U.S. Army, Fred pursued a […]

RC Sherrell

RC “Vernon” Sherrell, 91, passed away in a Modesto hospital on Sept. 20, 2021. He was born in Calico Rock, Ark., to parents Aaron and Effie Sherrell who both preceded him in death. RC was the last living sibling of his family of four brothers and three sisters. In 1942, the “young man went west” at the age of 12 […]

Gary Pitman

Gary Dean Pitman, Jr., was born Oct. 26, 1975, and left to be with the Creator on Oct. 2, 2021. Gary was born in Merced, Calif. He is a tribal member of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation. He moved to Mariposa in 1997 and developed his skills as an arborist. He met the love of his life, Megan, in 2003 […]


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