Obituaries

Allan King

Allan Donald King, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Ahwahnee, Calif., on Jan. 6, 2021. Always a gentleman, he had a warm smile, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong devotion to serving others inspired by his Christian faith. Allan was born Jan. 20, 1927, to Forrest and Bertha King, farmers in Vinton, Iowa. In 1951, he married […]

Muriel Powers

Muriel Lorraine Ouellette Powers of Mariposa died at her home with her family on Dec. 17, 2020. She was born on July 6, 1925, in South Grafton, Mass., to Leon and Louise Ouellette. Muriel married James Powers in Whitinsville, Mass., on Sept. 2, 1946. She grew up in South Grafton and graduated from Wards Business College in Worcester, Mass. Later, […]

Katherine McDonald

A beautiful woman, Katherine Hope McDonald, has passed away. All of her life she struggled. She had polio, spinal meningitis and pneumonia as a child. She had to relearn to walk. Although she was able to walk she was never able to run because polio shortened one leg. She always had to wear special shoes because her feet and toes […]

Moyna Eldred

Moyna Mae Eldred was born on April 9, 1922 to Hattie and Jeff Tucker of Richland, Texas. She passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at John C. Fremont Hospital. Moyna Mae finished high school and two years in junior college in Decatur, Texas in 1942. She worked for North America Aviation plant in Grand Prairie, Texas until the end of […]

Clifford ‘Pete’ Chapman

The wonderful life of my friend Clifford Chapman: “Pete.” Pete was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Ellaville, Ga., to Jesse Martin and Ida Elizabeth Chapman. He is the youngest of six children: Margaret “Peggy” Elizabeth, Jesses “Jay” Asbury, Gertrude Trudy” Anna, William “Bill” Henry and Marion Chesterfield-Whitey (passed away at 10 years old in 1934). Pete arrived in Le Grand […]

Charles Carisio

Charles Andrew Carisio was born in Hollywood in 1947 to a movie-script life. He was raised among the rocky cliffs of Laguna Beach. He attended boarding school at the Army Navy Academy at Dana Point then college before traveling across America and through Europe with a backpack and a hammock. He spent his teenage summers here, as a waterski instructor […]

Gilbert Erickson

Gilbert Perry Erickson was born on Nov. 23, 1939 to Louie and Dorothy Erickson of Hornitos. He passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at his home in Hickman, Calif., after a courageous battle against Parkinson’s Disease for many years. Gilbert was raised in a ranching family and continued this way of life on his own ranch east of Hickman. Through […]

Diane Kinsch

Diane Marie Kinsch died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2020, at the John C. Fremont Ewing Wing. Diane was born Sept. 17, 1941, in the small town of Algona, Iowa. She was the youngest child of Nicholas and Mary Kinsch, (Weydert). Mary and Nicholas along with their seven children were farmers. One of the crops they grew was hemp that the […]

Jimmy Verdugo

Jimmy “Jim” Verdugo passed away on Dec. 17 from his three-year fight against cancer. Jim leaves behind is wife, Karen Verdugo; son, Andrew Verdugo; daughter, Lisa Verdugo; stepson, David Kelly; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind eight siblings. Jim’s greatest pleasure was golfing, which he played three or more times at week. He was a member of […]

Patricia Perry

Patricia Ellen Perry was born June 23, 1950 in Richmond, Calif., to Paul and Olive Myers and passed away in Mariposa on Nov. 29, 2020. She was the third oldest of eight children, all of whom attended Saint Paul’s Catholic Elementary School in the Bay Area. After graduating high school and working in San Francisco, she found herself in 1973 […]


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