Obituaries

Marlys Lucille Martin

Marlys Martin went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2019. She passed away peacefully at home. She was 88 years old and had lived in the Don Pedro area since 1973. Marlys was born in Dodgeville, Wis. on Oct. 23, 1930 to Ben and Anna Julson. She lived on her father’s dairy farm with her family which […]

Harold Casto

Harold Wayne Casto, born May 16, 1937 in Arkansas, laid down to rest on Aug. 7, 2019. Harold leaves behind his beloved wife Kris Casto of 45 years; children Leland, Christine, Lindsey and his wife Michelle; as well as his grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Christopher, Garrett, Kasey, Taylor and Madison. As a young boy, Harold moved with his family to Northern […]

Jack Wittkopf

John Joseph “Jack” Wittkopf died of complications from a terminal blood condition on July 31, 2019 in Portland, Ore. He was surrounded by his three daughters. Jack’s wife Ruth preceded him in death in June 2018. Jack was born in Prosser, Wash. on Nov. 2, 1918 to George and Jodie Wittkopf. Jack’s family moved to Redmond, Ore., about the time […]

June Westfall Barrett

June Westfall Barrett passed away on Aug. 1, 2019 in Fresno at the age of 105. She was born June 30, 1914 at Bass Lake to Waine and Maude Westfall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Barrett, daughter Anne Barrett Haist and brother Waine Westfall. She is survived by son Bob Barrett; five grandchildren: Jerry […]

Carl Johnson

Carl Moller Johnson, born in 1939, has made his way to heaven after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Carl’s parents immigrated to America from Denmark and became proud citizens. Carl always had his Danish pride on show. His smile and laughter were contagious; he was the perfect host and one never left his house hungry. A full-time retired Mariposa […]

Neil Allgood

Major General Neil Edison Allgood, Retired, was born on June 12, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He took his last breath here on earth on July 19, 2019 in Merced, Calif. The circumstances of Neil’s upbringing were modest. He lived a simple life with his mother and two younger brothers, Marvin and Bascome. Neil was a man of compassion, […]

Fred Rathbun

Fred Rathbun passed away suddenly in his home on July 14, 2019, at the age of 72. He was born in Cooperstown, N.Y. in March of 1947, where he was raised on a dairy farm. At the age of 8, he moved to Southern California with his mother, where he resided until moving to Mariposa in 1990 with his wife […]

Penny Wolfe

Penny Wolfe was born on Oct. 10, 1939 and died on July 1, 2019. It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of Penny Wolfe. Penny had a sparkle that brightened a room and her kindness left a lasting light in the lives of all she met. Penny had a generous and thoughtful spirit that led to many […]

John Waitinas

John Waitinas died suddenly at his home in Mariposa, Calif. on July 2, 2019. He was born in Chardon, Ohio on July 9, 1966 to Pamela Wright Waitinas of Chardon and the late William R. Waitinas. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Jo Waitinas of Mariposa, and loving father of Nathan (Anni), Cole and Samantha of Bowling Green, Ohio […]

Robert Ringrose

Robert Ernest Ringrose died July 4, 2019, in Medford, Oregon. Bob recently moved to Medford to be near family after living approximately 80 years in Mariposa County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf and everything about being outdoors. He was fortunate to live and work in Yosemite National Park with his wife, Ingrid. After retiring from the National Park Service, […]


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