Obituaries

Harley Holderfield

Harley Wilson Holderfield of Mariposa left this world on June 10, 2021. Born in Merced on Feb. 15, 1986, to Harold and Jan Holderfield of Mariposa, Harley spent most of his life in Mariposa. In his youth along with his brother, Morgan, he learned songs and dances of the Miwuk and other indigenous cultures. The group gave presentations at schools, […]

David Adamcik

Rev. David Jonathan Adamcik passed from this earthly life on May 7, 2021, at the age of 88. He was born July 28, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Rev. Daniel and Margaret Adamcik. David was proceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Lantz; and his first wife, Carol Conger Adamcik. He is survived by his wife Kathy McGavran […]

Marian Woessner

Marian Polhemus Woessner was born on July 27, 1927, and died June 23, 2021. Marian was born in San Francisco to Anna and Arvin Polhemus and grew up in the San Ramon Valley, which Marian remembers as “really country.” After high school at San Ramon Valley High and the Anna Head School for Girls, Marian followed the path laid by […]

Adam Langley

Adam Don Langley was born Feb. 11, 1988, and passed away suddenly on June 29, 2021, at the age of 33. Adam is survived by his mother, Stephanie Lindquist Sullivan; his father, Edward (Ted) Langley and step-­mother, Janet Langley: brothers: Kyle Langley, Kevin Langley and Spencer Sullivan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam spent his childhood between […]

Robert Puckett

Robert Edward (Bud) Puckett passed away on July 1, 2021, in the 93rd year of his life. His family wants to express their appreciation and gratitude for the compassionate and excellent care Bud received from the staff in the Ewing Wing of John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa. Bud was born to Edward Truman Puckett and Edith Emma McCoy in […]

Neil Stonum

Neil Allan Stonum, born Feb. 12, 1952, passed away peacefully at home in Mariposa on July 3, 2021 at 69 years old. Neil was born to Robert and Elizabeth Stonum in Modesto, Calif. While attending college at UC Riverside, he met the love of his life, Susan Jourdan. They were married on Sept. 13, 1975, and came to Mariposa to […]

Memorial service scheduled for Stuart Tanner

A memorial service has been scheduled for Stuart E. Tanner, who died March 21, 2020. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the memorial was delayed. It is now scheduled for Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bootjack Stompers Hall, 4662 Mormon Bar Crossing. His friends are welcome to attend. Stu was involved in many community organizations, including […]

Richard Hulbert

Richard Morton Hulbert was born on Nov. 9, 1939, in Southgate, Calif. He moved to Mariposa as a child and attended Mariposa County High School. He began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter on the Sierra National Forest at the Jerseydale Work Center. His first engine was a 1949 Ford “Marmon Harrington,” also known as […]

Sheila Hill

Sheila Hill (Rushton) went home to be with theLord Jesus Christ on June 14, 2021, after experiencing complications from open heart surgery. Born in 1951 to Melvin and Lillian Rushton, Sheila resided in Mariposa for the majority of her life after graduating from Mariposa County High School in 1969. Sheila lovingly raised twin daughters, Misty and Mandy Jones, and served […]

Melissa Baker

On June 5, 2021 our beloved Melissa Baker passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident. The world was blessed with this hard working beauty on Oct. 17, 1980, in her hometown of Le Grand, Calif., to the proud parents of Mike and Kathy Mills. Melissa graduated from Golden Valley High School in 1998 with several accolades for her cross country […]


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