Obituaries

Ilse Keuning

Ilse Keuning took her last earthly breath on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, joining her sweetheart, whom she married 71 years ago. Ilse, the daughter of Sophia Mathilda Wilhelmina (Godfried) and Adriaan Christiaan Siwy, was born on July 10, 1927, in Bandoeng, Indonesia. In 1948, she met the love of her life, Sietze (Sy), and they were married on Dec. 12, […]

Brandi Howard-Asberry

Brandi Nicole Howard Asberry was born on Dec. 15, 1983 in Portland, Ore., and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2020. She began high school at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst and graduated high school from Oregon City, Ore., in 2002. Brandi had a passion for nutrition, meal planning and fitness. She was an excellent cook. She […]

David Pearson

David Dalton Pearson, age 98, passed away “of old age” on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, at the CalVet Veterans Home of California in Fresno after several years of declining health. David was born on March 6, 1922, in Wilmington, N.C. As a young man he attended the University of Wyoming before serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War […]

Marian Falany

Marian Louise Falany crossed over Jordan on Nov. 25, 2020. It was the day before Thanksgiving. Born in Massachusetts in 1927, she died of natural causes at 93 years of age. We thank the Lord that mom was at home with family on her own ranch in Mariposa at the time of peacefully passing. She is now with Jesus and […]

Amy Barber

Amy Fleischer Barber, a cashier at Vons in Oakhurst, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at her home in Mariposa after a battle with cancer. She had just celebrated her 60th birthday. Amy is survived by her husband, Bob Barber; children, Michael Marinello and Britney Ellis; step-children, Dyani Chastain, Sonya Barber and Tara Belisle; grandchildren, Jaiylen, Samantha, Cali, Brooks, Dalton, Maverick, […]

Roy Jacobs

Roy Henry Jacobs III passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 6, 2020 in Mariposa after a three-year battle with cancer. He was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 17, 1948 to Roy Henry Jacobs Jr. and Marie (Schroeder) Jacobs. He graduated from Merced High School in 1967, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970 […]

Mary Ellen Kirn

Mary Ellen Joyce Kirn passed away on Nov. 20, 2020, at age 81 in Mariposa from Parkinson’s disease. Mary Ellen was born in Minot, N.D., on Sept. 27, 1939 to Ruth Mary Sullivan Joyce and Sylvester John Joyce. Mary Ellen graduated from Tioga High School and went on to study in Bismarck, N.D. Mary Ellen grew up in Tioga, N.D. […]

Hal Nolen

Harold (Hal) Nolen, Sr. passed peacefully from this life on his 78th birthday on Nov. 1, 2020, with his loving family surrounding him. He is survived by Onita Nolen, his bride of 55 years; two children: Hal Jr. with his bride Donna of 33 years and Tina Dearing with her husband Harve of 28 years; four grandchildren, Tabatha Chapman with […]

Jane Hurd

Jane Elizabeth Hurd was born Aug. 17, 1954 to Claud and Anne Hurd. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2020 at home in Mariposa with her daughter at her side. Art and nature were Jane’s lifelong passions. Jane was a gifted artist and her oil paintings portray realistic landscapes of the Sierra, Yosemite and of the American Southwest. She sold […]

Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor Ruth Wilson passed into eternal rest on Nov. 20, 2020, at the age of 82. Eleanor was born to Frederick Nickelmann and Eleanor Dunne on Dec. 28, 1937, in Raymond, Calif. She was a native and lifelong resident of Raymond. Her Christian faith and prayer life blossomed as her journey in life continued. Eleanor loved going out to the […]


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