Obituaries

Patricia Depew

On July 2, 2020, Patricia Jane Dannelley Depew, known to most as Pat Depew, passed away at Cedarbrook Memory Care facility in Fresno, Calif., following a relatively brief struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma, confidant and a friend with traditional family values and an abundance of faith and love. She was born in […]

Karl Heinz Rassau

Karl Heinz Rassau, or “Sweet Karlichku,” of Mariposa, passed away at the age of 81 on July 24, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. Currently, no memorial is scheduled (because of Covid-19 restrictions), but a celebration of his life will take place in the near future. Karl was born in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. […]

Wayne Parrish

The Hon. Wayne Richard (Dick) Parrish passed away Aug. 5, 2020, born July 3, 1938 to Jean and Belle Parrish in Bell, Calif. He was 82 when he went to be with the Lord. His sister, Pat, and brother, Lyle, preceded him in death. Dick was raised in Bell and met his wife Elaine of 61 years at Bell High […]

Jane Sheldon

Jane Mills Sheldon, age 86, died peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2020. Jane was a longtime resident and owner of Circle 9 Ranch in the Jerseydale area of Mariposa. Jane’s love of Jerseydale began at an early age, spending summers at her family ranch, horseback riding and swimming, taking pack trips to Yosemite and spending time with her family. […]

Martha Weinzierl

Martha Anton Weinzierl was born June 12, 1927 in Essen, Germany and grew up in Wetzlar. She was an honor student and obtained her Abitur (college entrance credentials) in 1947 from the Lotte Schlule, the first class to do so after World War II. Although she wanted to attend university, the after-war years made this difficult. Aachen, the city where […]

Harry Snell, Jr.

Harry Paul Snell Jr. was born April 24, 1934 and passed away at the age of 86 on Aug. 3, 2020. Harry was raised in San Francisco, Calif., for the first 10 years of his life and then moved to Merced, Calif. He met the love of his life, Vernece Tighe and they were married for 58 years until her […]

Michael Falloure

Michael Robert Falloure was born on May 27, 1961 in Santa Monica, Calif. His parents were Robert and Jacqueline Falloure. Sadly, he passed away much too soon on July 14, 2020 at the age of 59 years. Michael attended and graduated from elementary and high schools in Southern California. He was a So-Cal guy born and bred; then, he discovered […]

Lavern “Vern” Preston Hauhuth

Lavern “Vern” Preston Hauhuth, 68, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away July 27, 2020, at his home. Vern was born Dec. 10, 1951, in Merced, Calif., to Alfred Augustus Hauhuth and Norma Frances Ashworth Hauhuth. He grew up and attended schools in California and graduated from Mariposa County High School. During his younger years, he loved playing high school football. […]

Victoria Ryder

Victoria Agnes Ryder left her family and friends with a smile never to be forgotten. Her precious heart had given her a full life of 83 years, but on June 27, 2020 that loving heart allowed her to go on to her Heavenly Father. She was always lighting up our lives with her zest for life and her voice of […]

Helen Saulman

In the early morning hours of July 3, Helen Esther (Ryland) Saulman passed peacefully in her sleep. She was the oldest living resident of Mariposa, Calif. at a respectable 107 years of age. She was born Dec. 30, 1912 to Richard Ryland (passed) and Cassie Clark (passed) in Sullivan, Ind. where she still has surviving nieces and nephews. She is […]


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