Obituaries

Jo Marie Nunes

Jo Marie Nunes passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on April 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Charles Nunes; daughter, Maile Macaluso; two grandchildren; son-in-law, David Macaluso; mother, Christine Burnam; sister-in-law, Gail Talmadge; brother-in-law, Rick Nunes; nephew, Michael Talmadge; nieces, Chelsea Arnold and Keaton Koechli; a grand niece; four grandnephews; and many beloved animals. Her […]

Kenneth Winston Hurst-Smith

The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind. Kenneth Winston Hurst-Smith (Kenny) touched an overwhelming number of lives, and at only 25 years old, passed away on Nov. 1, 2019 in Mariposa, Calif. Kenny was born in Hayward, Calif. on Sept. 20, 1994, to his parents, Mike Hurst and Sabrina Gouveia Smith. He grew up in Mariposa […]

Julie Sergovic

Julie Ann Sergovic, formerly of Mariposa, Calif., was welcomed into the Kingdom of God on Feb. 10, 2019. Devoted to family, friends, and her religious beliefs, Julie’s infectious kindness and wit are remembered by all. Julie loved her cats, growing flowers and herbs, yoga and dance, the arts, cooking and nutrition, reading, continuing education and time with her friends. She […]

Patrick Kelan Higgins

Dr. Patrick Kelan Higgins from Merced, Calif., born on Sept. 25, 1952 to the late Tom and Ella Higgins, passed away at age 67 on Oct. 25, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at his home in Windsor, Calif. Pat (aka, Rick) graduated from UC Davis in 1980 with a PhD in materials science and from Stanford University Graduate School of […]

Phyllis Tate

Phyllis Mary-Lou Tate died of natural causes on Oct. 24, 2019, in Merced. She was 77. She was born on March 16, 1942, in Culver City, Calif. Phyllis was a bus driver for more than 40 years. She began as a school bus driver in Mariposa and ended her career as a tour bus driver in Yosemite National Park. She […]

Margie Robinson

Margaret “Margie” Lynn (Allmon) Robinson, was born Oct. 6, 1957 in Los Angeles to Larry and Margaret (Boyd) Allmon. Their first born child and the first born grandchild of Carl and Shirley Allmon and Henry and Margaret Boyd, she was joined later by five siblings. As a child she traveled to Tangier, Morocco, and Madrid, Spain with her missionary parents. […]

Anita Hauert

Anita Hauert passed away on Oct. 23, 2019 in Prescott Valley, Ariz. She was born May 31, 1922 in Caro, Mich. She was married to Earl Heldt for 50 years. She had five children: Kathleen, Sandra, Gregory, Thomas and Susanne. She enjoyed all of 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and saw them grow. Earl passed away in 1991. She […]

Service set Nov. 9 for Douglas Matlock

The memorial service for Douglas Michael Matlock will be held in Modesto at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. with a reception immediately following the service. In honor of Doug’s love of the outdoors and baseball, friends and family are invited to donate a plant for the Matlock residence or make a donation […]

Doug Matlock

Doug Matlock, 60, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Aimee Matlock; his two sons, Gideon (age 10) and Matthew Matlock (age 36); mother, Diane Matlock; sisters, Teenie Matlock, Darcy Sailar (Matlock), Sarah Matlock; brother, David Matlock; granddaughter Alexandria Matlock; mother and father-in-law, Sally and Charley Lindberg; and a host of […]

Doris Richards

Doris Richards was born on June 24, 1936 in Merced, Calif., to parents Arthur Macy and Dorothy Willard. Doris has three children: Lonnie, Linea and Dianna. Doris met and married Lon Richards on Jan.10, 1953. She was raised in Merced. After marriage she moved to Mariposa with her husband. They have resided in Lushmeadows since 1981. Doris traveled with her […]


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