Obituaries

Edith Marie Bustamante

Edith Marie Bustamante of Willits passed away on May 24, 2018 in Willits, Calif. She was born on April 27, 1939 in Los Angeles to Joseph Patrick Engel and Charlotte Marie Brown. She married Richard Leonard Bustamante on Sept. 9, 1957 in Reno, Nev. In her youth she lived in Arroyo Grande, Calif. and Redwood Estates, Calif. Her family moved […]

Harold Armogeda

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Harold Armogeda. Hal passed on May 8, 2018, after a long illness. Hal was born on July 3, 1930, to James Vincent Armogeda and Lillian Dentice in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hal moved with his family to Ventura, Calif., in 1943, where he […]

Denis Edwin Essex, Sr.

Denis Edwin Essex Sr. passed away on May 25, 2018, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilfrid Laurier Essex and Bronia (Stanulis) and brother Wilfrid Laurier Essex II. He is survived by his wife Shirley Essex (Van- Deventer) and his four children Denis Edwin Essex, Jr., Dawn Eades, Crystal Ullrich and Diane Lafata. He has […]

Doris Berrien

Doris Carol Berrien, 95, went to be with the lord on May 26, 2018. She was a longtime resident of Mariposa until she resided at Hylond Health Care of Merced. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Berrien of Mariposa. She is survived by daughter Christy DiGiorgio and husband Vince DiGiorgio of Florida; step-daughter Lynn Hanson and husband […]

Patricia Crittenden

Patricia Crittenden was born in Oak Park, Ill., on Feb. 7, 1924 to David and Mae Timberlake. She passed away April 26, 2018, (on the birthday of two of her brothers), peacefully at home with eldest son and daughter by her side. She was 94 years young, and in her words “was looking forward to the big party where she […]

Ingrid Ringrose

Well known nurse, band director, photographer, singer, athlete, community leader and friend, Ingrid “Inky” Ringrose ended her journey at home early Friday morning May 18, 2018. She had been dealing for many years with the results of a hit and run accident which left her with a number of physical issues with which she bravely struggled to overcome. She was […]

Charlton Larca

Our beloved Charlton “Larry” Larca went home to our Lord on May 21, 2018. Larry was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii. Larry is survived by his wife Cynthia “Cindy” of Mariposa who currently resides in Hollister, Calif.; son, Sean Larca and his fiancé Elana and grandson Caleb Larca of Chandler, Ari.; daughter, Ember Kalama and husband Jeremy […]

Jack Webb

Jack Myron Webb, 88, of Midpines, passed away on May 23, 2018. Jack was born on Sept. 17, 1929, in San Bernardino, Calif. After high school, Jack served in the Navy from September 1948 to September 1953. After his honorable discharge, he worked as an electrician for Rohr Aircraft in Riverside, Calif., until October 1958, when he joined the San […]

Denis Edwin Essex, Sr.

Mariposa resident Denis Edwin Essex, Sr. passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the age of 84. A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the Mariposa Masonic Cemetery. For more details call (619) 916- 9557.

Barton A. Brown M.D.

Even though “Bart,” who was born on November 13, 1932 in San Francisco and lived for many years practicing neurosurgery there, his love of the Sierras lured him to Mariposa, where he had easier access to the things he loved most in his life: the mountains! The rural flavor of Mariposa appealed to him and he cared passionately that the […]


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