Obituaries

Robert Wayne McKnight

Robert McKnight was born into Depression era Long Beach, Calif. and grew up near the dairy farms, orchards and oil fields that dominated the area. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Southern California (USC), Robert’s planned teaching career was put on hold as he served in the army at Fort Ord teaching artillery and mortar […]

Louis Secrest

Louis James Secrest (better known as Jim) passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2018, in Roseville, Calif., after a long illness. We will miss him greatly, but know he is in a better place with family he loves. Jimmie was born in Fresno, Calif., on Jan. 14, 1932, where he attended John Muir Elementary, Bullard Elementary, Hamilton Junior High and […]

Jonah Thomas

Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Mariposa passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Jonah was born and raised in Turlock. He was a hardworking, devoted family man, known for his big heart and a personality that would brighten any room. Jonah is survived by his fiancé, Ailene Nicole Hogan of Mariposa; their two daughters, Aaliyah and Jaycee; and baby number […]

Tommy Rose

Tommy Rose passed away at his home in Greeley Hill on Oct. 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was 73 years old. He was born June 13, 1945, in Oklahoma to Jack and Lucile Rose. He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Rose; six children; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. […]

Barbara Schatz Saye

Barbara Saye was born April 3, 1927 in Los Angeles. She passed away on Oct. 3, 2018 in Merced. Barbara had moved with her parents Lilburn and Dorothy Schatz to Mariposa in 1943. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1945 and went to work in the Mariposa County Auditor-Recorders office at the courthouse. When Bill Saye returned from […]

Memorial set for Rosebrock

A celebration of life for Richard William Rosebrock, DVM, has been scheduled. It will be Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will be in the Fiske Memorial barbecue area behind the Strathearn Pavilion. Persons should drive up Fairgrounds Road to the rear parking lot and enter through the gate into the livestock area. Richard […]

Bruno Joseph Goulet

Bruno Joseph Goulet passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at home in Mariposa, comforted by his wife and loving family, at the age of 80. He was born on Oct. 6, 1937 in Montreal, Canada to Elveria and Albert Goulet, the sixth of seven children. Bruno entertained his family with stories of his early years in Blackstone, Mass. […]

Stephen Youngdale

Stephen Clifford Youngdale was born Sept. 23, 1951, in San Francisco. He passed away in a tragic accident on July 18, 2018, while camping in Amador County. Steve grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Mission High School in 1959. He moved to Yosemite in 1976 and worked for MCA’s Curry Company, and then Delaware North Company, throughout his […]

Thomas L. Hibpshman, Sr. (Tom)

Tom Hibpshman, Sr. passed away peacefully on Oct. 4, 2018 at his home in Mariposa. He was born in Mariposa on March 21, 1954 to James and Lenore Hibpshman. Tom was the youngest of four children: Frank, Curt and Carol. He married his wife of 40 years, Susan, on Sept. 16, 1978. Together they raised three children: Summer, Thomas Jr., […]

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Robert McKnight was born into Depression era Long Beach, Calif. and grew up near the dairy farms, orchards and oil fields that dominated the area. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Southern California (USC), Robert’s planned teaching career was put on hold as he served in the army at Fort Ord teaching artillery and mortar […]


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