Obituaries

Sally Macready Wallace

Sally Macready Wallace, age 92, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019 in Merced, Calif. She was the daughter of John A. and Nelliejay Macready. Sally married the love of her life, J. Thomas Wallace, in October of 1982, her favorite month of the year. They lived a life full of love and traveling to lecture on her father’s high-altitude experimental […]

Betty Georgene Baxter

On Dec. 20, 1948, Eugene and Helen Grace McGregor became the proud parents of a new daughter and named her Betty Georgene. Georgene, or as her friends called her, “George,” passed away on Feb. 8, 2019 at the age of 70. Georgene was an adventurous and creative lady. Early in her life she became very active in the cattle business, […]

Vynomma Jo Brown

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Vynomma “Nommie” Jo (Godwin) Brown, 82, went to meet her maker on Jan. 21 at her home in Mariposa, after a three-year battle with cancer. Vynomma was born to Joseph Blackburn Godwin and Oleta Jewel Godwin on March 27, 1936 in Brownfield, TX. She graduated from Hemet, CA. in 1953. She married Carl L. Brown, who joined the Navy in […]

Jerry James Seed

Jerry James Seed of Mariposa, Calif. passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Merced, Calif. Jerry was born on March 20, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn. Jerry loved his family dearly, including his Lutheran Church family. He enjoyed his career in industrial food sales, his time spent giving back to his local community and the time he spent supporting Mariposa […]

Kenneth Keuning

Much loved father, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth John Keuning was tragically taken from us on Tuesday, Jan. 29,2019. Ken was born in Hull, Iowa, on July 18, 1936, to parents Reverend John and Nina Keuning. Ken attended and graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and received his master’s degree in music from California State University at Sacramento. Ken […]

Shirley Akins

Shirley Ruth Akins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away in her home in Merced, Calif., on Jan. 22, 2019. She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, James L. Akins; children, Terry Walker of Livermore, Calif., Michael Akins of Merced, and Leslie Hummel of Mariposa; grandchildren, Alisha Beckham (Lance) of Spanish Fork, Utah, Derek Walker […]

Ursula Graber

Ursula V. Graber, 85, passed away on Jan. 20, 2019 at her home in Mariposa, Calif. She was born in Erfurt, Germany, on July 3, 1933, and moved to the United States in 1957, finally settling in Mariposa in 1980. She was a loving, devoted and selfless wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]

Vynomma Jo Brown

Vynomma “Nommie” Jo (Godwin) Brown, 82, went to meet her maker on Jan. 21 at her home in Mariposa, after a three-year battle with cancer. Vynomma was born to Joseph Blackburn Godwin and Oltea Jewel Godwin on March 27, 1936 in Brownfield, Texas. She graduated from Hemet, Calif. in 1953. She married Carl L. Brown, who joined the Navy in […]

Jerry Seed

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Jerry James Seed of Mariposa, Calif. passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Merced, Calif.  Jerry was born on March 20, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn.   Jerry loved his family dearly, including his Lutheran Church family. He enjoyed his career in industrial food sales, his time spent giving back to his local community and the time he spent supporting […]

Dawn Carry

Dawn Louise Carry (Haviland), 81, left this world peacefully on Jan. 7 to join her husband Patrick Carry, two of their children, William and Lynnette Carry (Wetmore), her parents and her Lord and Savior. She was born March 28, 1937 in Eugene, Ore., to William and Dorothy Haviland. She attended high school in Eugene prior to her marriage to the […]


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