Obituaries

Virginia “Penny” Wolfe

Virginia (Penny) Penelope Wolfe passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2019 following a brief battle with cancer. Penny is survived by her husband of 38 years Mel; daughter Terri (Rick) Landy; two sons Tony (Deanna) Spacke and Tim (Kathryn) Spacke; stepdaughters Connie ( Jim) Pearce, Cheryl (Chris) Jennings, Pam (Troy) Guenthart, Debbie (Brian) Peters; 12 grandchildren and 19 […]

Celebration of life set for Betty Moffitt

A celebration of life will be held for Betty Lou Moffitt on July 12, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Miner’s Inn banquet room. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. She died in November 2018. In lieu of flowers, her children, Bob and Sharon Moffitt ask that you bring your favorite memories of mom to share with us.

Howard Lee Ricks

Howard Lee Ricks was born on Jan. 6, 1930 in Firebaugh, Calif., and died on June 15, 2019 in Fresno, Calif. Howard was the fourth child born to parents Willie and Clara Ricks. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Billie Jane and Mary Bella; two brothers, Albert and Mike; and his wife, Patsy Ricks. He is […]

Betty Lou Moffitt

Betty Lou Moffitt passed from complications of dementia/Alzheimers Disease in November 2018. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hal Mackie and Bill Moffitt. A resident of Mariposa since her marriage to Bill in the early 1960s, she was an accomplished child prodigy and concert pianist and teacher, watercolor artist and photographer. Her artwork sold throughout California. She also […]

James Earnest Granville

James Earnest Granville of Mariposa, Calif. passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born on July 19,1947 in Odessa, Texas. Jim was the youngest child of Earnest and Elaine Granville. He attended Cherry Creek High school in Englewood, Colo. and the University of Colorado Boulder. He was an Eagle Scout and an avid sportsman. He enjoyed rock […]

Jim Leitzell

Artist Jim Leitzell passed away peacefully in his Greeley Hill home on June 4, 2019. When asked when he became an artist, Jim would answer, “All my life!” He was a prolific artist and has left a collection of magnificent art work. Jim was born in March 1944 in Dinuba, Calif., to parents James and Rosie Leitzell. He was a […]

Ray G. Jeske

Ray G. Jeske, age 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on May 24, 2019 at his home in Mariposa, Calif. Ray was born in Chicago, Ill. His younger years were spent in Madison, Wis. where he began his lifetime love of automobiles, planes and trains. He learned to fly a plane and received his pilot’s license before his […]

Rodger Cook

Rodger “Doyle” Cook, was born on December 3, 1946 in Merced, Calif., to the late Claudia Cook and the late Harmon Cook and passed away at age 72 on May 11, 2019, in Fresno, Calif. Doyle grew up in Merced and attended Merced High School. He was a star track and field athlete. Later in life he moved to Midpines. […]


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