Obituaries

Ruby (Wass) Beattie

Ruby Mildred (Wass) Beattie took her flight to heaven on Dec. 24. She fittingly received this gift, as she was in her element on Christmas Eve, where she always hosted the best open-door party; the night filled with fun, love, laughter, presents, and so much good food, all to the pleasure and delight of family and friends who attended. Ruby […]

Fred Barnes

Fred “Red” Barnes joined his Heavenly Father on Nov. 20, 2019. He was surrounded by his family at home in Cordova, Alaska. The storm clouds parted for a brief time with a rainbow over Orca Inlet at the time of his passing. He was born on June 19, 1928 in Merced Falls, Calif. He spent most of his childhood in […]

Dick Oswald service scheduled

A memorial service for Richard “Dick” Oswald is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18. It will be at 1:30 p.m. at New Life Church, 5089 Cole Road, Mariposa. He died on Dec. 10.

Services slated for Dale Basham

The services for Dale Edward Basham, who passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The services will be held at the Masonic Hall at 5154 Jones Street in Mariposa. The reception will be potluck and everyone is invited to bring a dish.

Dr. Lynn Gill

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, Dr. Lynn Matthew Gill entered eternity into the loving presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lynn was born on Jan. 21, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Southern California at an early age. In 1962 he graduated from Sunny Hills High School where he played football, ran track and was a yell […]

Dale Edward Basham

Dale Edward Basham passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 6, 2019. Dale was born on Nov. 15, 1952 to Milton Thomas Basham and Erma Florence (Deeter) Basham at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind. Dale moved to Mariposa in 1965, attended Mariposa County schools through high school. Dale was involved in sports and was captain of the football team. Dale served in the […]

Darrel Benson

Darrel Well Benson, 64, passed away on Dec. 19, 2019 after a short struggle with lung cancer. Darrel was born in Artesia, Calif., to parents Darleene Fern and Clarence Well Benson. When he was 11 months old, he contracted polio in his right leg while living in Bootjack. Soon after, the family moved to Avenal, Calif. Darrel spent most of […]

Karen Mayhew

Karen Mayhew, 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Windsor Care Center in Redding, Calif. Karen was born March 8, 1952 in Kansas. She spoke fondly of her grandparents, especially her grandma Delma Fakler and growing up on their farm in the country. Karen came from a large family with her three brothers, Greg, Roland and Roger, […]

Florence “Flo” Seely

On Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, Florence “Flo” Seely passed away peacefully at her home of 60 years on Triangle Road. A coal-miner’s daughter, Flo was born on Oct. 31, 1929 in the coal-mining town of Van Houten, N.M. to Roy and Evelyn Jones. As a teen, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, Calif. where she met the love […]

Paul Kendall

Paul Otis Kendall was born in Tainan, Taiwan on Aug. 7, 1964 and died Nov. 3, 2019. He lived in California, Italy and Maine. And as a child, he spent most of his life in Mariposa. Paul enjoyed fixing things, especially automobiles and trucks and had an interest in NASCAR. He loved snowmobiling while in Maine, and dirt biking while […]


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